Pub Date 26 Sep 2017
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 eight-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 . . .
“With schemers, snowflakes, and Christmas magic working against them, they may find out the best gift is not under the tree…A hint of mystery will engage readers.” - Publishers Weekly
“Fans of Dailey’s sweet, small-town romances are sure to delight in this story of second chances and new beginnings. Each of her characters right down to the furry, four-legged ones, are infused with spirit and empathy, and the story is full of Christmas spirit without feeling saccharine or contrived – indeed, it’s the financial and personal realities of the story that give the plot its drive and meaning…Those looking for a little pre-holiday pick-me-up will find plenty to enjoy here.”- RT Book Reviews