Lizzie Simons has lived out on the prairie in Clayton, Texas for all of her life, but when an unexpected pregnancy sends her good-for-nothing husband Willard on a mission to join the vicious band known as the Texas Rangers, Lizzie finds herself alone, pregnant, awaiting the coming blizzard — and Christmas.
Desperate to find a good life for her child, Lizzie turns to the local matchmaker who hatches a plan to marry Lizzie off to a wealthy man in Louisiana, so long as she sells her house to procure a dowry. To sell the home, she’s got to fix it first, and that means she needs a carpenter – fast.
Max Jones is tall, formidable, dashing, quiet, and has mysteriously rolled into town. He offers to fix Lizzie’s home, but ultimately, what he fixes is her heart. Will Lizzie dive into the new, wealthy life that is laid out before her, or will Max’s mysterious past, and their unforgettable connection, send her in a direction she never expected? Ultimately, Max Jones might not be just a carpenter after all, and there’s something magical in the air at Christmastime in the Old West.
This is a standalone story with no cliffhangers and a Happy-Ever-After ending. It is also part of the Enduring Love in Texas Series, by Emma Harper.
More books by Emma Harper:
Under the Willow Tree – The second book in the Enduring Love in Texas series
The Life She Thought She’d Lead – The first book in the Foster Farm Files series
Going West for Love – The first book in the Mail Order Brides Go West series