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Christmas with The Quills: Kari Lynn Dell and Shanna Hatfield

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 in the comments!

Kari Lynn Dell

He's always been the black sheep: the troublemaker. But this Christmas, the prodigal cowboy returns.


Rodeo bullfighter Hank Brookman was headed straight for the top. But after a single misstep resulted in devastating injury, he disappeared under a mountain of regrets. Now he's back, ready to face the loved ones he left behind-starting with the one girl his heart could never forget.


When Hank stormed out of Texas, he left Grace McKenna picking up the pieces...and struggling with a secret that changed everything. He may be back looking for redemption, but after everything they've been through, how can she admit what he really walked away from all those years ago?


Hank always knew persuading Grace to trust him again would be a tall order. Convincing her they deserve a happily ever after? That may take a Texas-sized Christmas miracle.


Read Mistletoe in Texas

Shanna Hatfield

"What I love most about the Christmas season is the way people open their home and hearts to others. This year is the 5th annual Read a Book, Help A Cowboy campaign I've run during the holiday season. It raises funds and awareness for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, providing assistance to rodeo cowboys who've sustained catastrophic injuries. From November 1 through Christmas Eve, I donate a percentage of my book sales to the JCCF. People have been so kind and generous in their support of this worthwhile endeavor, it fills my heart with joy."

One Old West Cinderella discovers Prince Charming is a. . . Cowboy?


The death of her mother left Philamena Booth grieving and at the mercy of her drunken father. After spending more than a decade held captive on their run-down farm, she’s left speechless and dazed when her father strikes a bargain to settle a long overdue debt. In lieu of payment, a handsome cowboy agrees to take her. Mortified yet relieved to leave the farm, Philamena unexpectedly finds herself married to a charismatic, caring man.


Luke Granger might own Hardman’s bank and the fanciest house in this Eastern Oregon town, but he’d much rather be outside riding his horses or wrangling his herd of cattle than keeping his account books straight. In a strange, unsettling turn of events, he finds himself accepting a farmer’s daughter instead of money to cover a loan. If the man hadn’t threatened to sell her to the saloon owner, Luke might have refused. He has no idea what to do with beautiful Filly or their marriage of convenience, but he’s about to get far more than he bargained for.


Full of Victorian and western charm, The Christmas Bargain is a sweet holiday romance filled with the spirit of the season.


Read The Christmas Bargain


The combination of Christmas and hunky cowboy may prove to be more than she can resist. . .


Tate Morgan is as tough as they come. He can handle the wildest bronc on the rodeo circuit, but he loses the ability to think straight around the beautiful woman he keeps running into at the airport. Completely captivated by the uptight executive who makes it clear she detests cowboys, Tate will have to work a little holiday magic if he wants to win her heart.


Married to her job as a corporate trainer for a successful direct sales company, Kenzie Beckett doesn’t have time for a man. Besides, after being burned twice by two-timing losers, she refuses to allow a third opportunity to exist. Unfortunately, no one told that to the handsome rodeo cowboy who catches her eye at the airport. He’ll need more than a pair of fine-fitting jeans, dusty boots, and dimpled smile to break past her resistance and bring her a heaping helping of holiday cheer.


Full of laughter and tender romance, The Christmas Cowboy takes readers on a sweet Christmas adventure to a happily ever after.


Read The Christmas Cowboy

Will love be enough to bring a miracle for Christmas?


Hotshot attorney Ellen Meade seems to have it all: a powerful position with her firm, a posh downtown apartment, and a bright future ahead of her. But for Ellen, the future grows dimmer with each passing day. Her apartment is lonely without her best friend, and the demands of her job are slowly killing her soul. She’s simply surviving until she bumps into a police officer who changes everything.


Burke Tipton loves his job as a Mounted Patrol Officer in downtown Portland. The life he’s built away from his family’s ranch is simple and uncomplicated. At least it was until a beautiful woman bumps into him and turns his world upside down.


Add in Burke’s partner Sugar Bear, Lovey the dog, and a child named Mistletoe in need of a Christmas miracle, and you get a heartwarming, holiday romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield.


Read Saving Mistletoe

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