Four generations discover the wonder of the season and the magic of one very special train in these sweet holiday romances.
Series link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09L7J8BZF
Release Date: November 30
Price: 99 cents
Infuse your holidays with hope and humor
in this sweet western romance from Shanna Hatfield
Left alone in the world after losing her parents, Cora Lee Schuster travels across the country to the newly-established town of Holiday, Oregon, to become a mail-order bride. She arrives in town to be greeted by her future father-in-law with her betrothed nowhere to be found. When it becomes obvious her reluctant groom-to-be has no intention of showing up at the family ranch where she’s staying, Cora Lee must decide if she’ll follow her head or heart.
Jace Coleman has loved trains since the first time he rode on one as a boy. Now, he spends his days as an engineer driving the Holiday Express line on a new engine named Hope. When a mail-order bride turns up at his father’s ranch to wed his brother, Jace has an idea his meddling father has tried his hand at matchmaking. The longer Cora Lee stays at the ranch, the harder Jace works to keep from falling for his brother’s intended bride.
Will Jace and Cora Lee discover the gift of hope? Find out in this sweet holiday romance full of memorable characters, warmth, and Christmas cheer.
Holiday Hope is the first book in the Holiday Express series, a collection of heartwarming, wholesome, holiday romances brimming with the spirit of the season.
Release Date: December 7
Pre-order Price: $3.99
Hearts and humor collide in this sweet holiday romance
Zach Coleman spent his childhood dreaming about trains, and now he’s one of the repairmen at the Holiday engine house who keeps them chugging down the tracks. Life couldn’t get any sweeter, or so he convinces himself, until he’s on his way home from work and saves a woman from getting hit by a wagon. How was he to know that one, brief encounter would upend his world?
Lorna Lennox grew up with the best of everything in life. Her father, a railroad tycoon, has made sure of it. Now that he’s moved her into a new house in a remote Oregon location, Lorna wonders if she’ll fit into the small community. She’s barely arrived in the town of Holiday when an adventure leaves her at the mercy of a handsome stranger. One she finds impossible to forget.
Will the holidays present a chance for hearts to entwine? Find out in this sweet holiday romance rich with history, humor, and the joys of Christmas
Holiday Heart is the second book in the Holiday Express series, a collection of heartwarming, wholesome, holiday romances brimming with the spirit of the season.
Release Date: December 14
Pre-order Price: $3.99
A winning combination of romance, humor, and history
Widow Britta Webster can hardly remember life before her village was overrun with German soldiers during World War II. All she wants is to live a peaceful existence and raise her child. But she will do anything to protect Joshua, even if it means begging a stranger to take her to America where her son will have a safe place to call home.
Honor, grace, and duty are the driving forces behind Bryce Coleman’s approach to life, even as he strives to survive in war-torn France. Severely wounded, he’s left by his comrade in the cellar of a woman who clearly wants nothing to do with him. When she pleads with him for her son’s future, Bryce feels bound by an obligation to the widow for saving his life.
Will a burdensome agreement turn to love when hearts come home to Holiday? Find out in this sweet historical romance packed with vintage charm, nostalgia, and the wonder of Christmas.
Holiday Home is the third book in the Holiday Express series, a collection of heartwarming, wholesome, holiday romances brimming with the spirit of the season.
Release Date: December 21
Pre-order Price: $3.99
Will delving into the past kindle a forever love?
Kali Hoyt loves old things. Old books. Old dishes. Old cars. Old love stories. Hired as the director of the newly-formed preservation society for the town of Holiday, she can’t wait to begin digging into the history of a place she enjoyed visiting during her childhood summers. When her cousin introduces her to his best friend, Kali has no idea the grease-covered redneck will have such a monumental influence on her future.
Trace Coleman has spent his life being groomed to take over his family’s vast Lennox Enterprises empire. Astute at running the company, he much prefers to spend his days tinkering with the old steam engine that his great-great-grandfather worked on as a mechanic in the Holiday engine house. When he encounters the newly hired director for the preservation society he founded, he knows her presence in Holiday is going to change his life in ways he can’t begin to imagine.
Will two reluctant hearts succumb to the magic of the holidays? Find out in this sweet holiday romance filled with humor, heart, and love.
Holiday Love is the fourth book in the Holiday Express series, a collection of heartwarming, wholesome, holiday romances brimming with the spirit of the season.
On silent feet, Jace moved across the kitchen. A lamp on the table cast an amber glow around the room, illuminating his father as he snuck a piece of apple pie from beneath the towel where Mae had left it on the counter after supper.
“I thought I’d be able to catch you in here.” Jace spoke quietly as he stepped near his dad.
Grant spun around so fast, the slice of apple pie he’d just set on his plate slid to the edge and would have plopped to the floor if Jace hadn’t caught it. He nudged it back on the plate, licked the juice from his finger, then helped himself to a slice while his father glowered at him.
He filled two glasses with milk and set them on the table, then carried over his dish of pie before taking a seat next to his dad.
“What are you doing sneaking around at night?” Grant asked, waving his fork at him. “You could cause a body to have a fit of apoplexy or their heart to plumb stop with such tomfoolery.”
“I wasn’t the one digging into Aunt Mae’s pie.” Jace smirked at his dad. “Besides, we all know you can’t help yourself when it comes to apple pie or chocolate cake. As quick as you think everyone is asleep, you sneak into the kitchen and steal a piece or three.”
“I’ve never eaten three pieces,” Grant blustered, then lowered his voice. “But you did catch me. Mae probably knew I’d get up to snitch a slice, which is why she made an extra pie in the first place. What are you doing up? And don’t tell me it was a craving for pie.”
“It is good pie, Pops.” Jace licked the juice from his fork. “As for why I’m up, I want to hear the truth about why that poor girl is here, thinking Jude will marry her.”
“Is someone meeting you, Miss Schuster?” R.C. asked.
“I hope so. I came here to wed Jude Coleman.”
“What?” R.C.’s eyes widened in dismay and he shook his head. “Are you sure it was Jude, miss, and not Jace? Or even Grant?”
“Jude. His name was on the letters,” Cora Lee said, experiencing a sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach. What was wrong with Jude Coleman? Why did the mention of his name elicit such a strong reaction from the blacksmith?
R.C. blew out a breath. “I’d better escort both of you to the hotel, then. With Jude, you just never know what sort of …”
“Sorry I’m late!” A man called as he crossed the platform. “Welcome to Holiday, Miss Schuster.”
Cora Lee felt at a loss of words as she watched a rancher approach. He doffed his hat and waved in greeting. He was tall, handsome, and old enough to be her father. As the man rushed toward them, she wanted to hide behind Anne, or maybe R.C.
R.C. moved in front of Anne, then reached out to shake the rancher’s hand. “Afternoon, Grant. Come to collect Jude’s bride?”
“Yep.” The man shook R.C.’s hand with enthusiasm, then turned to Cora Lee. “Miss Schuster, I’m Grant Coleman, Jude’s pa. I got tied up on the ranch and couldn’t get away to greet you earlier. I hope you haven’t been waiting long.”
“No, sir. Not long.” Cora Lee had no idea what was going on, or why the man she’d agreed to marry was nowhere to be found. “Where is Jude?”
“He, um …
Jace took a few bites as he glanced across the table. “Tell me again who you are, Miss Cora Lee. Why are you here?” Surely, he’d missed some pertinent bit of information his family had shared. Had his father or Aunt Mae mentioned a guest? Not that he could recall. Then again, he’d been so busy working, they could have told him the president was coming to visit, and he might not have noticed.
“This is Cora Lee Schuster, mail-order bride from Cincinnati. She came to marry Jude.”
The bite of potatoes Jace had just swallowed lodged like a lead lump in his throat, refusing to budge. He started coughing, whacking his chest with his fist while his eyes burned. Aunt Mae handed him a glass of water which he glugged down, then coughed some more.
When he could finally speak, he glowered at his father. “She’s what?” he asked, fully aware his question came out more like a deafening roar.
Miss Cora Lee winced at the sound, and he did his best to calm down before he spoke again. “Jude sent for her?”
His father shot him a quelling look, then purposely changed the subject.