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Christmas with The Quills: Pam Crooks and Lily Graison

Welcome to Christmas at The Captivating Quill!

Cozy up and get ready for some fun and fabulous holiday stories, and learn what Christmas means to the authors. Have a Christmas book to recommend? Let us know!


Pam Crooks

"There’s so much to enjoy, isn’t there? The planning, the recipes, the decorating. But what gives me the most pleasure is the anticipation. Walking into a grocery store and seeing a kiosk full of ingredients for Christmas treats. Another kiosk with assorted nuts. Yet another with festive fruit baskets and music playing on the overhead, and I can’t forget the garland and sparkling lights. All of them are reminders that Christmas is coming, and it will be special, as always."

After Allethaire Gibson was kidnapped several years earlier in the wilds of Montana Territory, she tries hard to put her life back together in civilized Minnesota. She almost succeeds—until she’s framed for a crime she didn’t commit. With her reputation in shreds, she flees back to Montana to seek her father’s help in proving her innocence.

Mick Vasco never expects to see Allethaire again, but when he finds her in the middle of a train-robbery-in-progress, he has no choice but to kidnap her—again.

Together they race against time to find crucial answers. But during the blessed season of Christmas, they find wondrous gifts of forgiveness and love instead.


Read The Cattleman's Christmas Bride



Lonely Sonja Kaplan doesn’t want to spend another Christmas alone. While she has her secret government work to fill her days, she longs for a husband to fill her nights.

Chet Lattimer doesn’t know the first thing about being a father when the six-year-old son he didn’t realize he had bursts into his life. Worse, it’s Christmas, and there’s no one o help him celebrate except the mysterious woman the gossips call the Bird Lady.

But a little boy hungry for love helps them all find truth and peace, and together, for one special night, they revel in the magic of Christmas.


Read One Magic Eve

Lily Graison


It would take the love of a woman he barely knows to make him forget about his painful past.


Julia Hamel always dreamed of a Christmas wedding and hers would be a dream come true if she wasn’t marrying a man she’d never met. Traveling across the country as a mail-order bride took a leap of faith, and she’s determined to make the best of her new life despite that fact her husband seems to be hiding something. But nothing she does seems to please him and Matthew’s distant despite her best intentions. When she meets a mischievous old man and takes his advice on how to make her husband happy, his ideas backfire in the worst possible ways and as Christmas draws closer, Julia begins to think leaving home might have been the worst mistake of her life.


Matthew Bailey never wanted a wife–until he saw Julia. He married her without much thought and hoped her presence would be enough to finally distract him from the fact it was the one time of year he wished he could forget. Painful memories keep him distracted and when the girl who mistook his kindness for a wedding proposal stirs up trouble, Matthew has to decide what he really wants. If its Julia, then he has to bare his soul and confront his past but dredging up those old memories is still painful. Can the love of a woman he knows nothing about be enough to make him want to live again? And will Julia stay once she’s seen the worst in him?


Read Julia

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