Love Inspired Editors Share Which Holiday Titles They Are Excited About!

Set in Colorado in the 1880s, Cowgirl under the Mistletoe by Louise M. Gouge is a romance between the town pastor and the female deputy. Being taller than most men and able to outride and outshoot most of them, as well, Grace Eberly has long been taunted or avoided by the boys she grew up with, so she’s developed a thick skin. Still, she enjoys Micah Thomas’s friendship…until she realizes to her dismay that she’s growing a bit too fond of him. The only solution is to find him a wife, someone more ladylike than she and therefore more suited to being a pastor’s helpmeet…even if it means breaking off their special friendship. Readers will love this strong heroine who discovers her softer side while falling in love with the pastor—and still catching a band of escaped outlaws—just in time for Christmas.
—Shana Asaro

Do you ever finish a great series and wish that you could revisit it? If so, I have a treat for you. Rookie K-9 Unit Christmas is a romantic suspense Christmas novella collection that dives back into the world of the Rookie K-9 Unit. If you loved the courageous dogs and their handlers from that series, get ready to meet two new recruits and see them fall in love as they face down danger. Top Love Inspired Suspense authors Valerie Hansen and Lenora Worth return to Desert Valley in epic fashion. I loved the reunion, and I know you will, too. Don’t miss it.
—Emily Rodmell

Who can resist a Christmas baby? Certainly not me, especially when it comes with a tall, dark and handsome cowboy, a down-home Texas setting and a sweet, absolutely charming romance. Deb Kastner packs all that into her delightful story Mistletoe Daddy. When Vivian Grainger hires Nick McKenna to work with her on a project, their totally opposite personalities mean they clash from the start. But once he finds out she’s got a baby on the way, the gruff cowboy steps up to be her helper, her protector…and eventually her sweetheart, too! Love may not be what either of them were seeking, but the best Christmas gifts are always the unexpected ones, right? I hope you love this story as much as I do!
—Elizabeth Mazer

Cowgirl Under the Mistletoe by Louise M. Gouge

A Colorado Christmas Courtship 

Deputy Grace Eberly can outshoot and outride most men in Esperanza, Colorado…but lassoing a husband is an impossible task. At least she has her good friend Reverend Micah Thomas to keep her company. When outlaws threaten their community, the two join forces to stop them, and Grace’s feelings for the reverend deepen. But she’s sure he’d never love a too-tall cowgirl in trousers and boots.

Micah believes that it’s time to find himself a wife—someone sweet and ladylike who can help him better serve the town. So why do none of the elegant young women of his acquaintance stir his heart like the feisty tomboy deputy? As they work to bring peace to the community, will Grace and Micah finally see that they make the perfect team?

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Rookie K-9 Unit Christmas by Valerie Hansen and Lenora Worth

K-9 HOLIDAY RESCUE

Surviving Christmas by Valerie Hansen 
When single dad Sean Murray returns from a war zone and discovers someone is following him, he turns to his old friend K-9 officer Zoe Trent for help. But as the threat escalates, can Zoe and her police dog find whoever is menacing Sean and his son…and make sure this Christmas isn’t their last?

Holiday High Alert by Lenora Worth 
After a cryptic note appears in the playground at Josie Callahan’s daycare center, rookie K-9 officer Dalton West vows to protect Josie and the kids she loves—especially his daughter, Maisy. And with a stalker closing in, the widower and his four-legged partner are all that stand between Josie and a deadly Christmas.

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Mistletoe Daddy by Deb Kastner

Countdown to a Christmas Baby 

After Vivian Grainger buys him at the town’s charity bachelor auction, Nick McKenna feels obligated to provide his carpentry skills. He’ll help the bubbly blonde construct her dream spa and beauty shop in time for Christmas—but the burly cowboy won’t be sticking around. When he realizes Vivian is pregnant, though, everything changes. Seeing the joy she brings to everyone around her despite the difficulties she’s overcome, it’s clear to Nick that Vivian—and her child—are what’s missing from his life. As they build her dream shop together, Nick will do his best to build a path to Vivian’s heart.

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  1. Deb Kastner
    December 7, 2016 at 4:22 pm
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    Thanks for the shout out. These are ALL great Christmas stories!

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