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Friday, May 22, 2020

The Christmas Ranch & A Cold Creek Holiday (Cowboys of Cold Creek #6 & 13) by RaeAnne Thayne



The Christmas Ranch & A Cold Creek Holiday

Paperback, 448 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Harlequin




Goodreads synopsis: 
A NEW Cowboys of Cold Creek story from New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne!

Hope Nichols has never felt as if she belonged anywhere except her hometown of Pine Gulch. So when she hears that her family's property, Christmas Ranch, is set to be shut down forever, a determined Hope heads home. She refuses to let anything ruin her holiday--this will be the most memorable ranch Christmas ever! And thanks to hunky former navy SEAL Rafe Santiago and his adorable nephew, she might just pull off that miracle.

Plus a heartwarming RaeAnne Thayne favorite from the Cowboys of Cold Creek series, A Cold Creek Holiday, also included in this book!

"A richly plotted story with characters that are easy to care about, this one is as emotional as it is funny."

--RT Book Reviews on A Cold Creek Holiday


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4.5 Stars 

This is the 6th and 13th book in the Cowboys of Cold Creek by RaeAnne Thayne.

Christmas Ranch - This was a fun read and it really helped me put aside all the chaos happening in my own life to focus on the charming love story of Hope Nichols and Rafe Sanatiago. There were a lot of roadblocks keeping these two apart and for awhile I wasn’t certain they would get together. I wasn’t sure why Rafe being on the SEAL team that tried to save Hope’s father and his family was such an issue. Overall, a great read.

A Cold Creek Holiday - This one was more easily relatable to me. Emery is looking for a way to get away from her Christmas angst. She lost her mom months before one christmas and then had another loss on the next Christmas season not long  after she divorced her husband. So life hasn’t been kind to Emery. Then she makes her way to the Holiday bungalow she has rented to work on her creative sewing projects and keep her mind off the season. Here she meets Nate Cavazos. He is the uncle to two little girls who had recently lost their parents to an airplane crash. This story is just so heartwarming and classic. I loved the career they chose for the heroine and how it contrasted with all the military-ness of Nate. Just the right story of story for the Christmas holiday.


Definitely going to check out more books by RaeAnne Thayne! Good stuff!

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