Now that Thanksgiving is over, our thoughts turn to Christmas. This week the library received some new paperback romance novels that can help put you in that Yuletide spirit.
If you enjoy a good Western romance, check out A Snowbound Cowboy Christmas by Amanda Renee. Pregnant real estate acquisitions expert Emma Sheridan is stranded at the Silver Bells guest ranch in Montana for Christmas with the dreamy Dylan Slade. Most people would be thrilled, but not Emma. Dylan refuses to sell the property necessary for the takeover deal that will secure Emma a big promotion and provide a future for her unborn daughter. Although he has no intention of selling, Dylan finds himself caring for Emma and her baby. With a preterm labor scare and a serious storm, he has two weeks to change her mind about the takeover and maybe even about him.
If romantic suspense is more your style, check out Christmas Double Cross by Jodie Bailey. Undercover Texas Ranger Colter Blackthorn is convinced that Danielle Segovia is really a wanted criminal – until she is nearly kidnapped right in front of him. Colt learns that a notorious drug cartel leader is after her because she is a dead ringer for his traitor sister who has stolen drugs from him. He wants them back and will stop at nothing. Danielle and the younger brother she is raising are in grave danger and Colt must protect them. But a showdown at Christmas – with Danielle as the bait – may be the only way to make sure they all survive the holidays.
If you prefer historical romance, try A Child’s Christmas Wish by Erica Vetsch. The only Christmas gift widower Oscar Rabb’s four year old daughter wants is a baby sibling. When his neighbor’s house burns down, he is willing to open his home to pregnant widow Kate Amaker and her in-laws, but not his heart. Of course, his daughter sees Kate’s unborn child as the answer to her wish. Kate sees that Oscar is not interested in a relationship, but she is determined to make this Christmas one to remember for his daughter. And as Oscar starts to open up to her, Kate can’t help picturing how wonderful the holidays, and a future together, might be.