My Kind of Christmas by Janet Daily
The Christmas Tree Ranch #1
Kensington books/Zebra (September 25, 2018)
Sometimes the best surprises are right at home . . .
Returning to Branding Iron, Texas, is Travis Morgan’s last resort, and the abandoned ranch he inherited isn’t much more welcoming than the prison cell where he spent the last three years doing time for a tragic accident. Completely without funds or family, Travis finds celebrating Christmas is the last thing on his mind, but there’s no escaping the holiday spirit in this close-knit little town—not with Branding Iron’s longtime Santa retiring, and sweetly stubborn Mayor Maggie Delaney determined to find a replacement. When her no-nonsense façade slips to reveal the sensual, vulnerable woman beneath it, Travis realizes Maggie just might be as lonely as he is—and that this holiday season, love could be the gift that heals them both.
“It just took a little time and patience.”
I haven’t read a Janet Dailey book in a very long time and was so excited to dig into My Kind of Christmas. Overall, this is a lovely Christmas romance. It has what I love in a western romance – a loner of a cowboy who’s a bit damaged and a strong woman to help heal him. To say he’s a cowboy is a bit of a stretch though, as Travis is new to ranch life, but he’s got the making of one. My Kind of Christmas is filled with family drama, Christmas spirit, and a Christmas miracle. I’m ready to read about the other two bachelors now living with Travis and see them get their own happily ever after. This is an easy to read, sweet Christmas romance with interesting characters.
ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (September 23, 2018)