For Thanksgiving, my family traveled from Arkansas to just north of San Antonio, Texas for the holiday to spend time with family in a place called Boerne, TX. The weekend after Thanksgiving, they conduct an annual event called Dickens on Main where they shut down Main Street and make it a party with people dressed in Dickens’ period costumes. It’s all great fun and the kids have a ball.
When I was looking for something cowboy themed for a Christmas post, I came across this picture of a place not far Boerne I hadn’t known existed, and I lived in Boerne for 13 years! What do cowboys do for Christmas is answered in this picture. And really, it’s all about the kids and their wonder and excitement of the season.
For couples having difficulties getting pregnant or who can’t have children, it can be a painful time of year. My heart goes out to those who are having problems or who couldn’t have children and wanted them. It’s a magical time when you can live vicariously through a child’s eyes and recapture the wonder of Christmas.
My December book BOOTS AND WISHES revisits my UGLY STICK SALOON characters around Christmas time. Audrey wants a baby and she and Jackson will stop at nothing to get pregnant. This book is full of joy, heartache, love and suspense.
Thank you all for reading my books and for following me on my writing journey. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a truly fantastic New Year.
BOOTS AND WISHES
Married to the love of her life, Audrey Anderson is ready to get this baby show on the road. Except six months of timing sex around her ovaries’ cycle has not only dampened their spontaneity, it hasn’t worked. She’s still not pregnant.
Jackson would love to give Audrey half a dozen children, but he can’t stand the heartache in her eyes as each month goes by with no “plus” sign on the test strip. Hell, he’s ready to call it and concentrate on just being a happy couple.
When a runaway mother arrives at the Ugly Stick with a newborn in tow and needing a job, Audrey, ever the tender heart, takes them in—at the saloon and her home—despite the baby’s presence being a constant reminder of her own empty arms.
Baby Mia turns out to be a blessing in disguise, but just as life settles into a rhythm as pleasant as a cow pony’s lope, the runaway mama’s painful past comes roaring after her with the force of a prairie tornado, threatening to destroy anything in its path, including Audrey and the Ugly Stick Saloon.
Warning: It’s the holiday season at the Ugly Stick and time to wrap the saloon in mistletoe. No need for hot cocoa, there’s enough pull-out-all-the-stops heat between this sexy bar owner and her handsome cowboy to keep every reader warm.
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