Christmas with a Cowboy: Includes a bonus novella

Christmas with a Cowboy: Includes a bonus novella

by Carolyn Brown

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A rugged Texas cowboy gets into the Christmas spirit to prove himself to the woman he loves in this heartwarming novel from the USA Today bestselling author of The Family Journal.

Maverick Callahan lives up to his reputation as a freewheeling cowboy. But a year ago he fell head-over-heels for an extraordinary woman he met while on vacation, a woman he was convinced he'd never see again. So when she appears on his doorstep like a Christmas miracle, Maverick is determined not to waste his lucky break.

Bridget O'Malley's world has flipped upside down. As the new guardian of her best friend's baby, she hasn't had a moment to think about the Texas rancher who broke her heart. He's just as sexy as ever, but she knows better than anyone that he's not the settling-down type. As the trees are trimmed and mistletoe hung, will some holiday magic help Bridget trust this carefree cowboy with her heart and her future?

Includes the bonus novella "Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas" by Sara Richardson!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538748749
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Series: Longhorn Canyon Series , #5
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 25,927
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist who has sold more than 4 million books. She presently writes both women's fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title, and contemporary series. She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young. For a complete listing of her books (series in order) and to sign up for her newsletter, check out her website at or catch her on Facebook/CarolynBrownBooks.

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Christmas with a Cowboy: Includes a bonus novella 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
RobinLovesReading 29 days ago
When Maverick Callahan met the perfect woman a year before in Ireland, he had certain he would never see her again. When he heads home to help his grandmother at her ranch while she recovers from surgery, Maverick discovers she has hired a helper, a woman with a baby. The woman is none other than Bridget O'Malley, the woman who stole his heart in a single night. As it turns out, both of their grandmothers were very dear friends. Now that Bridget has lost hers, she is asked to come to America to help out. This is a true blessing, because Bridget not only has very little funds to go on, she is now guardian to her best friend's baby. Not only will Bridget and the baby have somewhere to stay for the holidays and beyond, she will be able to save money. Imagine the shock when Bridget and Maverick lock eyes on one another again! Apparently Maverick wasn't the only one who fell. Bridget did as well. However, they never shared last names or phone numbers. And here they are again. But Bridget has the baby's future in mind, not romance, so she is not willing to give into her feelings. Maverick is gifted with children, as his interactions with the baby proves. What is more, is that there is a part of the book that sparked a bit of humor when it comes to his baby magic skills. Meanwhile, Maverick is a very caring and protective man towards his grandmother, and would be perfect for Bridget. Will these two find forever happiness and become a family? Christmas with a Cowboy is a wonderful addition to the Longhorn Canyon series. I have enjoyed every story thus far. The fifth book in this delightful and engaging series is Cowboy Courage, which will be released in January. Many thanks to Forever and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
mamalovestoread22 3 months ago
Maverick Callahan is every bit a wild and unattainable cowboy, he is upfront with the ladies and quick to mention that he only does one night stands... no feelings or commitments for him! He doesn't have time or the patience for love, feelings, or the drama that relationships bring. Then he makes a trip to Ireland with his grandmother, and meets a woman that changes every thought he had about love. He never planned on meeting a woman quite like Bridget O'Malley, she is everything he wants, but can't have since she lives across the globe. That is until she shows up unexpectedly in Texas on his doorstep months later... with a little surprise in tow! Now that she is in his territory and he has a second chance with her he doesn't plan on wasting it! With a heartfelt story line, picturesque scenery, and sexy rugged cowboy gracing it's pages Christmas with a Cowboy is the perfect seasonal literary escape! Really what more could you want then to watch a commitment phobe cowboy bend to the will of his heart and the woman who has managed to penetrate it. I loved watching Maverick navigate through this life alternating change, and embrace something that he was so adamant about avoiding, the whole process what so good for the heart. It's words often tugging on the heartstrings, bringing smiles, and stirring up some blushes and swoons too. Once again I find myself dazzled by Ms. Brown's words and left smitten with her uniquely crafted characters...this is truly a can't miss love story! Highly recommend! I received an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I voluntarily leaving my honest and unbiased opinion.
blonde_betty 5 months ago
The latest installment in Carolyn Brown’s Longhorn Canyon series, Christmas with a Cowboy, is a delightful holiday read that includes a handsome cowboy and an adorable baby. The perfect Christmas combination.
judiOH 5 months ago
maverick callahan spends a wonderful last night in Ireland in the arms of a beautiful woman. returns to America and longs for that woman. lo and behold, his nana knows the woman's nana and the two conspire to matchmake. will it work? bridget is offered a job with maverick's nana since she has nowhere to go and little money and no home. she accepts and both are stunned to find each other in the same place at the same time a year later. i loved this story. and the second story is delightful also.
Texas109 6 months ago
Christmas With A Cowboy will definitely put readers in a Christmas spirit while entertaining them with a sweet story about second chances, family, soulmates and recognizing a good thing when the time is right. Maverick and Bridget had one glorious night together before he and his granny Iris returned to Texas from their trip to Ireland. The couple never exchanged last names so while Maverick often thought about the lovely Irish lass he had no way of reaching out to her. A year later Iris called him back to the family ranch to help while she recovered from hip surgery. Imagine his surprise when he encounters the housekeeper Iris has hired...the lovely Bridget... and her seven months old adopted daughter. Carolyn Brown never disappoints as her clever plot throws these two characters together in ways that are sure to bring smiles to readers’ faces. This volume also contains Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Sara Richardson. Ms. Richardson’s story is about two people who are about to discover that Christmas can bring new beginnings even to the most jaded...especially when seen through the eyes of children. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book from NetGalley. Most highly recommend.
KelsieAL 6 months ago
Christmas With a Cowboy is the story of cowboy named Maverick and a red-headed Irishwoman, named Bridget. This is book five in the Longhorn Canyon series by Carolyn Brown. Though this novel is part of a series, it reads as a standalone. Maverick Callahan travels to Ireland with his grandmother, Iris, to visit her friend Virgie because he doesn’t want his Granny to travel that far alone. On his last night there he meets Bridget O’Malley, a beautiful red-headed bartender and spends one magical night with her. Neither Maverick nor Bridget realize that the best friend their Granny is talking about is the other’s Granny. Bridget O’Malley, red-headed bartender and granddaughter of Maverick’s Granny Iris’, friend Virgie, faces some serious life changing issues and ends up living in Texas. She didn’t come alone though; she brought baby Laela, the goddaughter she is now responsible for, since both Laela’s mother, Deidre, and her father, Jimmy have been killed in a car accident. Christmas With a Cowboy is full of heartwarming Christmas spirit, but still has enough romance and drama to keep the reader interested throughout. The characters are relatable and likable, in fact they’re probably people you’d like to know. Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas, the tale of recent divorcée, Kenna Hart, and established bachelor, Tucker McGrath, is a bonus novella included with the purchase of Christmas With a Cowboy. It’s a story of love, betrayal and forgiveness with a lot of Christmas spirit and a little Christmas magic. I completely enjoyed both stories. I give them a 4 out of 5 star rating and recommend them to all lovers of romance, especially romance with a holiday theme. My thanks to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Dedee1 6 months ago
Ready for some Christmas spirit and a feel good book? Here it is! Likeable characters with lots of dialogue and Texas big personalities. Mrs. Brown never disappoints. Despite being predictable, with a just hint of maybe things will go wrong,and you're hoping it all goes right, it holds your interest all the way up to the end. A sweet, fun Christmas story. Put on the Christmas music, snuggle in a blanket, drink your hot chocolate and enjoy! Thanks to the author,publisher,and NetGalley for the ARC. I received this book as a complimentary copy for an unbiased review. The opinions expressed are my own.
ann03 6 months ago
Another good book by this author, and another great one in this series. Ready for the next one please.
Cali-Jewel 6 months ago
This is a sweetly thrilling, sexy fun, heartwarming adventure filled with heartwarming second chances, engaging charters and unforgettable passion... was a edge your seat read from beginning to end and I enjoyed every exciting twist and turn of this fun holiday journey.
rlane 6 months ago
Maverick and Bridget had a night of shared confidences and passion the last night of Maverick’s vacation in Ireland, and they parted ways thinking they’d never see each other again. Yet, neither could forget the strong bond forged in just a few hours, and as luck would have it they’re reunited again on Maverick’s Granny’s ranch. This time though, Bridget doesn’t feel she can risk her heart when she’s just inherited guardianship of her goddaughter after a tragic accident leaves baby Laela an orphan. Bridget know a mother by default, must keep her daughter’s needs and future as her focus, not spending time with a carefree cowboy, no matter how sexy he is. Maverick left Ireland with a sad heart after parting ways with Bridget. Meeting again at his grandma’s ranch is a second chance he doesn’t want to waste, but is he ready to give up his wild cowboy ways permanently? Working together on the ranch as well as on all the Christmas duties Granny Iris assigns them forces them together and it’s as if the match has been struck up again between them. All that attraction burns bright again! I love Carolyn Brown’s cowboy romances and Christmas With a Cowboy brought out the warm and fuzzies. I really enjoyed Bridget and Maverick’s journey to a HEA, which seemed to be helped along by their grannies. As usual, Ms. Brown brings sage advice, and some laughs with more mature secondary cast, in this case Maverick’s Granny Iris. I just loved how sweet Maverick was with baby Laela and for much of the book they were like a ready-made perfect family. There were a few bumps in the road, but no more than you’d expect real people to encounter with this type of situation.
cgarr 6 months ago
What a sweet Christmas story! Bridget and Maverick meet by chance just as he is leaving Ireland. They have a strong connection but don't take the steps to keep in touch. The world works strangely sometimes and they meet up a year later when Bridget is staying with his Grandmother. Their connection is just as strong. The story is really a sweet story reminding us that there are many things not in our control as well as a great second chance story. I enjoyed the book and it was a quick read. It is a great story for the holidays! I received an advance copy and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Shirleylinn 6 months ago
This was a heartwarming story. Maverick and Bridget were endearing characters with great chemistry. There were many great secondary characters including the cat and dog who were adorable. This well written story was character driven with a heartwarming storyline. I would definitely recommend this book.
Pigsandbooks 6 months ago
Cowboys, romance, and Christmas! Perfect combination. Carolyn Brown has done it again with a beautiful Christmas read. Maverick and Bridget, one from Texas, the other from Ireland. What are the chances of love conquering that distance? I laughed out loud, rolled my eyes, and teared up with this book. I kept waiting for the shoe to drop, you know, the "big argument or misunderstanding". I'm glad to report it didn't happen! See, not all romance need a big deal issue. It can be done without and still be great! Love it, highly recommend for fellow romance readers.
Sailon 6 months ago
Maverick and Bridget have a one-night stand in Ireland during a vacation with his grandmother’s to visit her old friend. They never thought they’d see each other again but have stayed in each other’s thoughts. But fate has other plans… Bridget is invited by her grandmother’s best friend to Texas with a small baby in tow. A baby she was given guardianship over when her best friend died. Then her grandmother dies, leaving Bridget with a baby and no job. She takes the offer of help from Iris only to find out that her one night stand, Maverick, is Iris’ grandson. Christmas with A Cowboy is written with the true magic of a Christmas romances in mind. Heartwarming, easy and endearing with a bit of predictability, Christmas with a Cowboy will surely touch the heart of all who read it and help put you in the Christmas spirit. I received this ARC copy of Christmas with a Cowboy from Forever (Grand Central Publishing). This is my honest and voluntary review.
paytonpuppy 6 months ago
A sweet Christmas romance between a Texas cowboy and an Irish lass. Maverick Callahan accompanied his grandmother, Iris, to Ireland to visit her dear friend, Virgie. While there, Maverick met and fell a “little in Love” with Bridget O’Malley. Although leaving for Texas the next day, they spent one magical night together. A year later, he finds Bridget living with his grandmother along with her baby goddaughter, Laela. Laela’s parents were killed in an accident leaving Bridget to raise their precious daughter. Bridget’s grandmother, Virgie, had passed away and having no place to go Bridget accepted Iris’s offer to come to Texas. Will Bridget move back to Ireland or will the renewed attraction between them keep her in Texas? I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
JackieBCentralTexasJB 6 months ago
Book Info Paperback, 448 pages Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Forever ISBN 1538748746 (ISBN13: 9781538748749) Series Longhorn Canyon-Canyon #5 Other Editions (3) Source:Netgalley EARC Buy book from AmazonB&N My Thoughts Christmas With A Cowboy- Longhorn Canyon Canyon #5 by Carolyn Brown A matchmaking grandmother named Iris, a beautiful setting outside the small town of Daisy Texas and a set of circumstances that totally fit into a lead up to a romantic dance between a man and woman who thought their initial meeting the year before would be a once in a lifetime experience together. I sometimes think that if life was really like a romance novel it would be even more complicated for some people or really simplified for others, especially when emotions manage to overrule logic when logic should be used instead. For Bridget and Maverick at times things were very simple but then at others not so much, pretty typical of real life situations as it should be. However as the two learn more about each other over the course of Christmas decorating, Sunday school teaching, choir practice with their 8 small charges and a few other one on one activities outside the bedroom life together seems more and more in the realm of a definite possibility. Possibilities for their future that neither one expected come at an even faster rate when Granny Iris reveals her own plans for the Callahan Ranch and those plans ease the way for the couple even faster. You will fall in love with the handsome dark haired tall drink of Texas cowboy Maverick Callahan, his granny Iris, red haired Irish beauty Bridget O'Malley, her very adorable 7-month-old daughter Laela, a dog named Ducky and a cat named Dolly as their own love story unfolds. Second chances and new beginnings for all and a bright future outlook as well make this a very sweet Christmastime tale. My Thoughts Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas-Rocky Mountain Riders #4.5 by Sara Richardson Christmas is a time for reflection for many people as a New Year looms on the horizon with it’s promise of things to come. For Tucker McGrath this Christmas is one that brings more than just reflection but also a chance to prove his ability to learn new things and help make things easier for his beloved Mother. For Kenna Hart her first Christmas as a single mother with two young sons, 7-year-old Jack and 4-year-old Benny, to raise alone may be a second chance at love as well as the best Christmas she could think of for her children. For both Kenna and Tucker this second chance also involves taking chances with their hearts in ways that neither planned nor wanted to but such plans are made to be broken, especially during the magic known as Christmas! That is not to say their relationship did not start off easily nor did it run quite smoothly but even with road bumps the end reward was well worth their trouble. New to me author Sara Richardson touched my heart and proved that people deserve the best life can offer even when they find it in unexpected ways at unexpected times with unexpected people. Christmas, Cowboys, Love, New beginnings, Romance and Second Chances are an unbeatable combination! [EArc from Netgalley]
jjthor 6 months ago
A wonderful cozy roamce in the longhorn canyon series.. Quick to read with a great storyline Maverick is a cowboy from Texas that met a woman called Bridget years ago on vacation. when she turns up on his doorstep with a child years later he is determined not to let her get away again. a quick moving romance that makes you feel good.