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Cowboy Creek Christmas: Mistletoe Reunion / Mistletoe Bride

(Cowboy Creek #4)

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A season for love and family 

Mistletoe Reunion by Cheryl St.John  

When Marlys Boyd moves West hoping to find acceptance for her doctoring skills, she's surprised to find her former fiancé, Sam Mason, running the local newspaper. And with the ladies in town determined to make a match of the doctor and the single father, she's not sure she can resist building the family
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Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 8th 2016 by Love Inspired Historical
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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
Mistletoe Reunion

A sweet story of second chance love between Marlys, a female homeopathic doctor and Samuel, a journalist and author. They never expected to be reunited after so many years, and old feelings are brought to the surface again to be explored. I liked that Marlys is intellectual and driven in her career because she wants to help people. She is very compassionate which shows her softer side. Samuel is a perfect match for her because he admires her independence and the sacrifices she
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Melanie
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cowboy Creek Christmas...two stories, one great book! I loved both stories and how they fused together beautifully. Both took place in the same town and around the same time, so things from the one novella were mentioned in the other and that was great.

While I did really enjoy both stories, I think I liked the second one, Mistletoe Bride, a bit more. I loved how the characters got married at the beginning of the story, it a sort of marriage of convenience way, and had to grow to love each other
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T. Rosado


5 STARS!

My rating is for the second story, Mistletoe Bride, in this 2 story novella collection within the multi-author Cowboy Creek Series. Since Sherri Shackelford is one of my favorite LI authors, I was anxious to read her inclusion in this set and will review Mistletoe Reunion when finished.

Mistletoe Bride by Sherri Shackelford

The sick and dying, Beatrix, concedes to her fate, but doesn't want her child born out of wedlock. The broken, but immensely caring Colton Werner is there to act as int
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Tima
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mistletoe Reunion by Cheryl St. John
Marlys moves out west because she's heard they are more open to new ideas. And being a female doctor is difficult. She hopes that her alternative medicine will be more accepted in a small western town. But to her dismay, her former fiance is the owner of the local paper. Marlys broke her engagement to Sam years ago to pursue medicine. She still isn't sure she can handle marriage and medicine. But when the townswomen decide that Seth needs a wife, Marlys must d
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SuperWendy
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
A cozy holiday read that didn't change my life - but a pleasant way to pass the time. I liked the Cheryl St. John story for the practical characters and the reunited theme - but she spends a lot of time on past romantic couples and "series stuff." I think fans of the other books in the series will love this, and while it wasn't confusing for me as a newcomer I wanted a lot more focus on the main romantic couple.

The Shackelford story featured a compelling plot, and I loved that the author didn't
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Denise Hershberger
Dec 31, 2016 rated it liked it
I find these series where different authors continue each other's stories interesting. These two stories flowed together quite well considering they weren't written by the same person. I really loved the way Beatriz's husband stands up for her and the way he used his own life experiences to help others learn actions have consequences.

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley. This is my honest review.
Trixi
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mistletoe Reunion by Cheryl St. John
Marlys Boyd—a female doctor using non-traditional medicine—has a lot of prejudices and misconceptions to overcome in a time of history when it was frowned upon for her profession. She’s practical, level-headed and keeps mostly to herself. When she meets up again with Sam Mason, her world begins to be turned upside down! Not only were these two engaged years ago, but Sam also has a young son. Has God put these two back together to not only work through the past
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Alexandria
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
You have two stories about Cowboy Creek.

Mistletoe Reunion - Marlys is the new doctor in town, but people aren't sure about her yet. She's a female and she doesn't have a traditional practice. She's strong. When she refused to marry, her father disowned her. She found a way to go to medical school and move west on her own. As she gets to know the town she finds out that her former fiancée is the newspaper editor. The two reconnect and have a chance to learn about the people they have become.

Mistl
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Val
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am only reviewing Mistletoe Bride by Sherri Shackelford at this time.

I really liked this story. Its been a while since I read a cowboy creek story but I had no problems getting into this one. Beatrix came to a country she didn't know, prepared to marry a man she never met all while sick and pregnant! That girl is my hero! Colton has such guilt about his brother's death that he hides inside himself until his new family is targeted by bullies. Loved the ending and I'm looking forward to another
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Kathy Heare Watts
CHRISTMAS TIME AT COWBOY CREEK FOR TWO NEW COUPLES

With each story, we have a chance to see people from previous stories and learn how their lives have progressed, how the town is growing and get a glimpse at new residents. Each story can read as a standalone, and even better as a collective series. They are clean romances that have a Christian undertone with a moral message, just sharing the love of God and His word in a way that is appropriate to that story. There is a great cast of characters,
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Books and Spoons
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Two beautiful novellas situated during the first Thanksgiving festivities where both women have to make a decision between two destinies both alluring on their own merit.

In Mistletoe Reunion by Cheryl St.John Marlys and Sam has a second chance to built a future together. Marlys is a doctor of advanced medicine and has always been career oriented and sure of it that she should choose between career or happy marriage. But Sam sees her as she is, and respects her knowledge and abilities, and encou
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Glenda Parker
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a novella and a wonderful read. I so enjoy these two authors. These stories are well written and heart warming, just what you need on a cold day with a cup of hot cocoa. I know you will enjoy these stories.

Mistletoe Reunion by Cheryl St. John
Marlys Boyd has spent her whole life pursuing medicine, not just any kind of medicine but holistic or natural medicine. Now that she is a doctor she must find a place where people will accept her so she moves to Cowboy Creek, Kansas. Upon arrival sh
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Tima
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marlys moves out west because she's heard they are more open to new ideas. And being a female doctor is difficult. She hopes that her alternative medicine will be more accepted in a small western town. But to her dismay, her former fiance is the owner of the local paper. Marlys broke her engagement to Sam years ago to pursue medicine. She still isn't sure she can handle marriage and medicine. But when the townswomen decide that Seth needs a wife, Marlys must decide if she's ready to lose Sam ag ...more
Tima
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marlys moves out west because she's heard they are more open to new ideas. And being a female doctor is difficult. She hopes that her alternative medicine will be more accepted in a small western town. But to her dismay, her former fiance is the owner of the local paper. Marlys broke her engagement to Sam years ago to pursue medicine. She still isn't sure she can handle marriage and medicine. But when the townswomen decide that Seth needs a wife, Marlys must decide if she's ready to lose Sam ag ...more
Valri Western
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was great to visit Cowboy Creek again. If I lived during this time in history, I would want to live in this town! I love the cast of characters that live in this town! In this book we get to meet four more people! First we meet Marlys and Sam. At first Marlys (love the name, by the way!) was a little hard to get to know but then you learn her back story and you understand why she acts the way she does! She's a doctor of "alternative" medicine - very strange in those days! She hopes the people ...more
Paula-O
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Two stories in one book by Cheryl StJohn writes Mistletoe Reunion
Sherri Shackelford writes Mistletoe Bride, in "Cowboy Creek Christmas"

I so enjoyed getting back to Cowboy Creek and meeting some more ladies that have come to town, along with the ones that are already here and settled down.
Cheryl tells of Marlys Boyd a doctor that is a woman-does her work with herbs and comnon sense, she has chose to move west hoping to be accepted better in her profession. Who would have thought she would run in
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Marilyn Johnson
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is two novellas that are stand alone novellas, yet I love the Cowboy creek series and would encourage you to read them all, Want Ad Wedding, Special Delivery Baby and Bride by Arrangement. You will fall in love with all those in Cowboy Creek.

Mistletoe Reunion - We meet the determined and sometimes a little awkward, Dr. Marlys Boyd. Her methods are not always typical yet her heart is in the right place. When she comes to Cowboy Creek to start her practice she is not expecting to run into a m
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Marlene
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a different book because it is two stories within one book. They are both enjoyable and heartfelt.
Ms. St. John writes about a female Homeopathic Doctor beginning her practice in Cowboy Creek. Dr. Boyd is knowledgeable about herbs, salves, natural minerals and people in general. After having fought her father to get her education and struggling to open a practice, she is patient, kind and energetic. Dr. Marlys Boyd is a force to be reckoned with when she sets her mind to a project. Becaus
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Jessica Figueroa
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Mistletoe Reunion Review: Unfortunately this is one of those rare books that I didn't find myself enjoying. It was nice enough to say that it was okay but I really couldn't get into it. I thought it was a because I don't find myself drawn to historical books but I've been branching out when it comes to that and I don't think that's it. I figured since it was supposed to be holiday themed I would give this book a chance. When it comes to reading I don't feel like I should force myself to read boo ...more
Shelly Dabbs
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love the People of Cowboy Creek & was so happy to have two stories set with the characters that make up this special town. In Mistletoe Reunion, Loved meeting the new doctor in town and to hear how she uses different methods & of course how people did not exactly take to new methods. Add in an ex fiancé & well, the story was what I expected from Cheryl St. John. The next story was one of sadness, hope & love. Sherri Shackleford wrote a story of how everyone deserves a second ch ...more
Annie
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was absolutely wonderful to return to Cowboy Creek. From the first page it was like a reunion with beloved friends and meeting new ones.

I loved that the two heroines in this book were strong women who didn't give up on their hopes or dreams in spite of their fathers' cruelty. I also loved the beautiful message that home is where you find love. Love, faith, community, and friendship can heal even the deepest wounds.

I really hope that there will be more Cowboy Creek stories in the future becau
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J.
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you like second chance love stories, Mistletoe Reunion is for you. If you like to read about heroines who are trailblazers, this book is for you. If you like to learn as much as you sigh, Mistletoe is a great read now as well as nearer the Christmas season.
Courtney
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Interesting novel, different and unique.
Ruth
Jan 28, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is composed of two novellas by two different authors. I'd give the first one a two star and the second one a four star, which makes it difficult to rate the book as a whole.
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Cheryl is the author of more than fifty books. Her first book, Rain Shadow was nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award for Best First Book, by Romantic Times Magazine for Best Western Historical, and by Affaire de Coeur readers as Best American Historical Romance. Since then she has received three more RITA nominations, a Writer’s Digest award for a feature article, and several Roman ...more

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