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Stormwalkers Woman (Carolyn Davidson) Being half-white and half-Indian must have been very difficult if the person decided to live in the white culture. Accepted by neither group, people of mixed ethnicity were looked upon with suspicion and (usually) loathing.
Molly Thompson is a widow who was abused by her husband. She finds 4 newborn puppies and takes them where she thinks they belong Jesse Stormwalkers farm. This leads to a friendship between two lonely and damaged people.
This is the best story of the bunch; I enjoyed it a great deal.
Home for Christmas (Carol Finch) I enjoy this authors stories because of the lively banter between the characters. Seth Greshams best (and only) friend begs him to get his estranged daughter before he dies. Olivia Ramsay isnt interested, so Seth abducts her and takes her back to the Oklahoma Territory to see her father only to find him chopping down a tree. Then the fun begins.
Hark the Harried Angels (Lynna Banning) This story started on a wonderful premise and fell apart. After many years, Adam Garnett has been released from prison for a crime he didnt commit. Hes moved next door to Irina Likov, a widow whose husband died on the way to America on ship. Shes been alone for 7 years; making a life for herself with her boarders.
Three French sisters take an interest in the two people living next door and things begin to happen.
Stormwalker's Woman by Davidson- Half-breed Jesse Stormwalker knew associating with Molly Thompson could ruin the young widow's reputation. But he sensed that only he could mend Molly's broken heart, and Jesse hoped that the miracle of Christmas would make all things possible.
Home for Christmas by Carol Finch - When Seth Gresham brought his friend's estranged daughter home for Christmas, the former bounty hunter never suspected they'd both been had. But once Olivia discovered that her father wasn't dying-just matchmaking-would Seth's love make her stay?
Hark the Harried Angels by Lynna Banning-Adam Garnett thought he had nothing to offer Irina Likov. Until meddlesome, matchmaking strangers intervened. Now his decision to give Irina a Christmas she'll remember gives Adam the greatest gift of all.