Celebrate the season with heartwarming holiday stories


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Romance readers have a lot to be thankful for during this season of love. One of them is the bountiful offering of heartwarming holiday stories to curl up with like the two featured here: 


Later-in-Life Romance 

Will a freak Texas snowstorm bring two hearts a Christmas gift they never expected? 


Tricia Wade, Southern hostess extraordinaire, has happily decided to retire from her successful catering business to concentrate on being there for her twin grandbabies. Her life is completely full. She hasn’t needed, or wanted, a man in her life for all these years. But then she runs into a wall… 


Walker James, a broody Canadian cowboy, decided he needed a change from the difficult British Columbia winters and high-maintenance city women. When a consulting job comes up in Gladewater, Texas, he jumps at the chance to go help a young rancher build his breeding business. Walker was looking forward to the warmer weather and some solitude. But the town, and fate, has other plans… 


In a town as small as Gladewater, Texas, once the two meet, Tricia and Walker can’t seem to escape each other, no matter how hard they try. When a freak Christmas snowstorm strands them together, will they kill each other, or will the spirit of the season bring them a gift they weren’t expecting? 


A Gladewater Christmas, Book 4 of the Gladewater Series, is now available from your favorite book retailer.  


Dallas Ryan is a nurse by trade who always dreamed of being a novelist...and now that dream has come true! She is a Texan transplant who now lives on a Virginia lake with her husband, kids, and five spoiled canines. When she's not dreaming up new characters, she likes to create yarn colors and drink margaritas—sometimes at the same time. 



Small Town Romance 

The Wild Mermaid: Everly Grayson has made a lot of bad decisions in her life: Running away from home to become a tattoo artist. Falling in love with her best friend. Moving to a podunk Texas town where her best friend is now happily married. Ending up in bed with that best friend's brother...who also happens to be the town preacher. Yeah, bad choices. Now that preacher wants to run her out of town on a rail. But no one tells Everly what to do. She does what she wants and says what she thinks. To hell with anyone who doesn't like it...including saintly Chance Ransom. 


The Shipwrecked Prince: After his beloved wife passes away, Chance Ransom struggles to get out of bed in the morning--let alone pastor the townsfolk of Cursed, Texas. He's lost his faith. He's lost his Christmas spirit. He's lost his will to live...until Everly Grayson moves to town. The only reason Chance can come up with for her being there is to ruin his twin brother's marriage. Chance isn't about to let that happen. But it turns out that beneath Everly's fiery hair and sassy, kissable mouth isn't a diabolical homewrecker. Instead, Chance will find the type of kind, loving woman who can heal a heart and bring back the joy of Christmas. 


Charming A Christmas Texan, Book 6 of the Kingman Ranch series, is available from book retailers starting December 6.  


Katie Lane is a firm believer that love conquers all and laughter is the best medicine. Which is why you'll find plenty of humor and happily-ever-afters in her contemporary and western contemporary romance novels. A USA Today Bestselling Author, she has written numerous series, including Deep in the Heart of Texas, Tender Heart Texas, and The Brides of Bliss Texas. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she's not writing, she enjoys reading, eating chocolate (dark, please), and snuggling with her high school sweetheart and her Cairn Terrier, Roo. 

Maida Malby is celebrating two milestones this month: a golden birthday and the upcoming release of her tenth story, So It’s You, in the Filipino American holiday anthology Pasko Na, My Love. Visit her website maidamalby.com for updates on her latest work-in-progress and her blog posts featuring reviews and blitzes for Lone Star Lit.