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Book
Author:
Title:
Edition:
First Kensington Hardcover Edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2018]
Description:
234 pages ; 22 cm
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Genre:
LCCN:
2018932826
ISBN:
9781496713384
System Availability:
4
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
193416
Call Number:
F Dai
Course Reserves:
0
# System items in:
4
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Author Notes
Janet Dailey was born on May 21, 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She was a romance writer, who wrote over 150 books during her lifetime. Her works include No Questions Asked, the Calder series, the Americana series, and Merry Christmas, Cowboy. In 1993, she received the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award. She died on December 14, 2013 at the age of 69. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Travis Morgan (Male), Rancher, Ex-convict, Returned to the abandoned ranch he inherited; without money or family
Maggie Delaney (Female), Mayor, Stubborn, Determined to find a replacement Santa fpr the town
Genre
Fiction
Romance
Western
Topics
Ranchers
Ex-convicts
Accidents
Christmas
Mayors
Unexpected love
Second chances
Setting
Texas - South (U.S.) / West (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

There is nothing romantic about this gloomy holiday tale. When former cop Travis Morgan returns to Branding Iron, Tex., after serving three years in prison, the only thing he expects to get is solitude on his run-down family ranch. Mayor Maggie Delaney finds out the town's Santa is retiring and sets out on a mission to replace him with only six weeks left before Christmas. She thinks Travis's father, Hank, will be the perfect replacement, but Hank refuses to take the job unless Travis forgives him for a mistake from long ago. Prison has made Travis bitter, so when Maggie tries to get the two men to reconcile, all of her efforts are met with resistance. It's obvious that Travis and Maggie are physically attracted to each other, but with no real conversations or time spent together, readers will wonder how they fall in love. The relationship is as nonexistent as the holiday cheer, and the character development is just as bland as the love story. Agent: Richard Curtis, Richard Curtis Literary. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
"Travis Morgan isn't interested in returning to Branding Iron, Texas, or the abandoned Christmas tree ranch he inherited. He spent the last three years in a prison cell for a tragic accident, and now he's completely without funds or family. Christmas is the last thing on his mind, but the town's longtime Santa is retiring and sweetly stubborn Mayor Maggie Delaney determined to find a replacement. As Travis comes to realise Maggie just might be as lonely as he is, love could be the gift that heals them both."--Provided by publisher
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