“A delightful annual tradition.”
—RT Book Reviews
Believe in second chances this Christmas . . .
Ellie Marsden couldn’t wait to shake the dust of Branding Iron, Texas, off her heels and chase after bright lights, big city, and a wealthy husband. Now she’s come home, divorced, a little disillusioned, and a whole lot pregnant. Leave it to her one-time high school sweetheart, cattle rancher Jubal McFarland, to point out that citified Ellie is as out of place in small-town Texas as her teacup poodle. So why is there something about being back—and being with Jubal—that feels surprisingly right?
Jubal’s seven-year-old daughter, Gracie, needs a mother, but he hasn’t found the perfect woman. Or maybe the problem is that he did find her, and had his heart broken when she left town. Gracie’s already falling hard for Ellie and that ball of fluff she calls a dog. And no matter how hard the rugged cowboy tries to resist, there’s no denying the appeal of first love and sweet new beginnings—especially when there’s a little Christmas magic in the air . . .
Praise For Janet Dailey and her novels
“Dailey confirms her place as a top mega-seller.”
“She moves her story ahead so purposefully and dramatically . . . readers will be glad they’ve gone along for the ride.”
—Chicago Sun-Times on Heiress
“The spirit of Christmas permeates this charming holiday romance.”
—RT Book Reviews on Merry Christmas, Cowboy
“Evocative, flavorful…Dailey casts her spell…”
—Publishers Weekly on Masquerade
“A sure-fire winner.”
—Publisher’s Weekly on Rivals