Sunday, October 18, 2009

MONTANA, MISTLETOE, MARRIAGE - Patricia Thayer and Donna Alward



Line: Harlequin Romance

Release Month: November

The S-Factor: Sincere and Sensual


Winter wishes for two sisters at Rocking H Ranch. . .

SNOWBOUND COWBOY by Patricia Thayer

Lone wolf Boone Gifford has spent years standing on the outside. Now he’s looking at Christmas—through the window of beautiful Amelia’s home. The snow falls hard—the stranded family needs help. It’s time for the cowboy to step inside.


Kelley is rancher, housekeeper, doting sister to Amelia, granddaughter and aunt—and the stress of preparing the perfect Christmas at Rocking H ranch is getting to her. But distraction soon arrives in the form of delectable chef Mack Dennison. . .

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

This book consists of two novellas in one cover. The stories are intertwined to the point that it almost seemed like one continuous story. Patricia and Donna are very well matched when it comes to writing together. Because the stories are only one hundred pages long each, I found the conclusion came way too fast, but I loved the stories.

Snowbound Cowboy

Amelia Hughes feels like she can’t do anything right. And now she’s gotten her and her son stuck on the side of the road in a Montana blizzard. But then, along comes Boone Gifford. Is he the man the sheriff sent to save her? Is he the man her sister hired to help her out for these few days? Just who is he?

Why has Boone been looking for her? Why does he feel so guilty? Can they really work things out together and become a family?

Who is Izzy, and what does she have to do with getting these three people together as a family?

Included at the end of this story is the recipe for Peppermint Kiss Brownies. Yum!

A Bride for Rocking H Ranch

While Amelia is getting herself stuck in the snow, her sister Kelley is getting herself stuck in a situation in which she has no experience. She might be one of the best ranchers in the area, she might be able to keep house with the best of them. She might love her nephew to distraction, but she could not cook. So why, oh why, did she tell Amelia not to prepare Christmas dinner? But then, along comes Mack Dennison.

Or rather, into his shop Kelley goes. Can he really teach her to cook in two short weeks? And how can she keep it a secret from Amelia?

Both sisters found their best Christmas gifts ever. Young Jesse found the dad he’d asked Santa for, and even Gram was happy.

Included at the end of this story is the recipe for Mack Dennison’s Asparagus Puffs. Yum, yum!

Even though these stories are short, they are believable, and leave you with a very good feeling in your heart. Patricia Thayer and Donna Alward make a very satisfactory writing duo. Their styles are similar, and the facts in the two stories matched.

Hero Hotness Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Awww Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Humor Factor ♥♥♥♥
Weepy Factor

Reviewed by: Donna B

1 comment:

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Love the thought of having a good feeling.....nice review!