A Cheyenne Christmas by Caroline Lee

By Caroline Lee

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory December, 1875 Ash Barker and his brother had with reference to outfitted their ranch right into a good fortune whilst he went and busted his arm attempting to tame a very nasty mustang. Now they’re headed into Cheyenne’s harsh wintry weather with fewer fingers, and a truly genuine threat of failure. they wish anyone else—anyone else—out there with them, to make it via this season. Molly Murray’s dream of possessing her personal bakery went up in flames with the nice Chicago hearth. She’s been assisting her more youthful sisters for the final 4 years, and it sort of feels just like the Cheyenne wasteland could be her final probability to offer all of them a true domestic. yet not anyone will lease her, till she meets the intimidatingly masculine, highly good-looking, and extremely determined Ash Barker. Can their detailed households combination in time to rejoice their first genuine Cheyenne Christmas?

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Three summers ago. ” That stopped me short. I had been in Guatemala then. As I took my time sorting through my books, I racked my brain. Three summers ago, I had tagged along with my parents’ university training program to a remote, rural area in Guatemala. My parents were college professors specializing in organic farming and, during the summers, they organized trips to destinations around the world, teaching local farmers’ methods to increase production in an earth-friendly manner. Not exactly the jet-setting world travel that Missy probably envisioned.

But the rush felt almost familiar. Like I was in one of my nightly dreams, flying high above the town below. Panting, Michael broke away first. We looked into each other’s pale, pale eyes, and I saw a hunger in his matched only by my own. I never knew that kissing could be like this. Not even from the movies. “I think we should stop,” he said. I’d never dreamed of feeling so much, so quickly. I didn’t want it to stop. ” And I reached for him. ” He placed his hand on mine to keep me at bay. Still, I wanted more.

Ever punctual and organized, it wasn’t like her to be late. Not to something like this. I didn’t dare take one of the few remaining chairs without her; she’d be furious at having to sit alone. Ruth. Just thinking about her reminded me that I hadn’t mentioned Michael. Our somewhat conflicting schedules meant that she hadn’t seen me with him. And I hadn’t felt like telling her about our conversations yet. I just didn’t want to bump up against that overprotectiveness of hers when I wasn’t even sure that there was anything between Michael and me for Ruth to protect.

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