Thursday, November 14, 2019

Review - Christmas with a Cowboy

Title:  Christmas with a Cowboy
Author:  Carolyn Brown
Series:  Longhorn Canyon #5
Genre:   Romance
Publisher:   Forever
Format:  Print ARC
No. of Pages:  528 
Date of Publication:  September 24, 2019
My Rating:  4 Stars

A rugged Texas cowboy gets into the Christmas spirit to prove himself to the woman he loves in this heartwarming fifth novel of the USA Today bestselling series.

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 a bonus novella, "Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas" by Sara Richardson!


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.

Review links for the previous books in the series:

Cowboy Bold,
Cowboy Honor,
Cowboy Brave,
Cowboy Rebel,


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown was born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma. These days she and her husband make their home in Davis, Oklahoma, a small town of less than three thousand people where everyone knows everyone, knows what they are doing and with whom, and read the weekly newspaper to see who got caught.

A plaque hangs on her office wall that says I know the voices are not real but they have such great ideas. That is her motto and muse as she goes through the days with quirky characters in her head, telling their stories, one by one, and loving her job.

She has been married almost half a century to a retired English teacher that she calls Mr. B and he does not read her books before they are published because she cannot afford a divorce. They have three grown children.—and enough grandchildren to keep them busy and young.

When Carolyn is not writing she likes to sit in the back yard and watch the two tom cats protect the yard from all kinds of wicked varmints like crickets, other cats, spiders and blue jays.

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  1. Lovely review Robin. This sounds like a brilliant festive read.

  2. My love for cowboys and just seeing the cover before the review I am sold ;)

  3. Great review I absolutely love Christmas books and this one looks and sounds really amazing and so right up my alley. I'm really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  4. I'm not a cowboy lover so I doubt this would be for me but you wrote an amazing review.