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The Cowboy's Special Christmas: A Short Novella

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Starting over–
Left at the altar, veterinarian Jennifer moves a thousand miles away from the reminders of the man she thought to marry. She’ll focus on her new practice, make friends and forget about getting involved again any time soon.

Moving on–
After cowboy Cole Martin discovers the woman he loved has been going out with other men, he cuts all ties despite her attempt
Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Published December 7th 2017 by Barbara McMahon
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Isha Coleman
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Here's to new beginnings, happy endings and all the heartaches in between. Don't blink because you just might miss something special. Like the healing of a broken heart. Betrayal seems to be the dish of the day for cowboy, Cole and veterinarian, Jennifer. Not only are there broken hearts, but ruined reputations in the mix. One fresh start later and the possibilities are endless, if these two lost souls are willing to go the distance. I have been reading Barbara McMahon for years and her ability ...more
Laurie Gyd
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Christmas romance

This story gave me a warm holiday feel. Great characters who both are on the rebound, although not looking for romance become great friends which grows into a holiday romance
Dec 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle, holiday-read
I seem to be choosing a lot of duds. There have got to be better ones out there.
Kathy Heare Watts

I enjoyed this clean romance that will bring two people together, both after having gone through a bad breakup. For veterinarian Jennifer Carlton, it will be when her fiancé, Joe, and sister, Catherine, elope. Needing a new lease on life, she will buy out a veterinarian practice in Wyoming and leave her family and work inTexas. For rancher Cole Martin, having his girlfriend cheat on him thinking it would move him along towards a proposal, he finds himself alone.

The plot will
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nothing is harder than to have the one you love leave you for another woman, when that woman is your sister that goes beyond heartbreak. Being a woman in a mans job can be trying but when you take over a practice that men run, it can be hard for a woman to find her feet. Jennifer has both of this against her but Cole makes it easy. She just isn’t ready for a new man when the old one is still so much in her world. Every holiday she must face the two people she loves and try to make it through. Th ...more
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Chance Meeting

Veterinarian Jennifer Carleton has moved to Wyoming because her ex-fiance left her at altar and married her sister. Cole Martin discovered the woman he loved cheated on him. While grocery shopping
Cole sees Jennifer at freezer section and can't place where he knows her from.
Jennifer tells him she has a 2 for 1 coupon for frozen turkey dinners if he would want to buy the same kind and eat together on Thanksgiving. When Cole sees a 2 for 1 sale on cider he agrees to join her. As they
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
The Cowboy’s Special Christmas by Barbara McMahon
This is veterinarian Jennifer Carleton and cowboy Cole Martin’s story.

This book is perfect if your feeling stressed with holiday or everyday life stuff. It was a peaceful, fun, heartwarming, and romantic read. Jennifer and Cole had both been hurt in previous relationships. Neither were looking for love. I fell in love with the characters and the community.

Sometimes when things don’t seem to be going your way things have a way of working out bette
Jennie Fortna
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC for honest review with no compensation'

A Cowboy's Special Christmas by Barbara McMahon is a short read, mending broken hearts and finding that special someone over frozen turkey dinners....

Jennifer has moved a thousand miles away from home after her fiance' marries her sister to start her own veterinarian business to get over her broken heart and Cole lives on the family ranch and is determined to forget that the girl is was going to propose to find other men were more important than he was.
Tina Todd shobe
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jennifer Carlton moves to Wyoming and buys a veterinarian practice after her fiance elopes with her sister, Catherine.

While shopping for a lonely turkey TV dinner for a Thanksgiving meal she meets Cole Martin, local rancher, who is there buying the same thing. His family is scattered this year enjoying the holiday elsewhere.

They decide to have dinner together. Their friendship builds from there. They both have relationship issues from their past that Cole has let go but doesn't want to go down t
Irene S
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cole meets Jennifer when they are both looking at frozen turkey dinners for their lonely Thanksgiving dinners. Cole suggests that they share the meal together. This is the start of a sweet Christmas romance. Cole has passed the point of wanting anything to do with his ex-girlfriend even though she is still pursuing him. Jennifer's broken engagement is still fresh in her mind. They decide to start out as friends. I received an ARC of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntarily gi ...more
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is so sweet and romantic. Cole is kind, easy going and charming. Jennifer is sweet, strong, determined and lonely. They meet at the grocery store, each getting their Thanksgiving dinner, and decide to eat together. They have a very easy, friendly rapport so they spend a lot of time together. Each had a bad breakup, each is wary, and each develops feelings. It's very romantic and warm, and the whole town encourages it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my h
Marichus Real
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jennifer is a vet, starting over in a new place, a small town where everybody knows everybody and their business.
Cole is a cowboy who works on his family farm. He is a good and honest guy who has been betrayed by his girlfriend.
They knew each other when buying some food for Thanksgiving. Realizing they were alone, they decided to spend the day together.
This is a sweet, clean story to enjoy. The characters are lovely and one thing I like is how the people in the little town treat Jennifer as a pr
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I hate the reason (cheating is never ok) Jennifer felt like she had to move but glad she did because she and Cole are one adorable couple. Shared past hurts aren't the only thing that draws them to each other - definite sparks were flying. Hated the Jen's ex and sister - both still so selfish. I did think Jennifer handled way better than I would have. The cover is beautiful. Great epilogue. ...more
Elaine Coghlan
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was privileged to receive this book as an advanced copy & am choosing to review it voluntarily and this is my honest review.. Barbara McMahon continuously writes such quality pieces of work A brilliantly written romance with intrigue and suspense. passion and heat.This book grabs your attention quickly and holds you tight throughout the book.I thoroughly love this book!! I was hooked from page one.Highly recommend.
Terry Houchin
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Christmas novella. Perfect to pick up for a quick weekend read.

This is a story about two people trying to get past hurtful breakups. They strike up a friendship at Thanksgiving and their relationship takes an unexpectedly pleasant turn. Jennifer and Cole's story is a sweet romance. No graphic details, just two people trying to get to know each other during the holiday season.

Looking for a clean, inspirational story? This one fits the bill.
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a feel-good story that won’t disappoint. Cole is a cowboy working on the family ranch. Jennifer is the new vet in town. They both have history, but find themselves together at Thanksgiving. A friendship is born over frozen dinners, and the friendship builds. As Cole and Jennifer each face their pasts, can they build a future?

Barbara McMahon has written a nice story with the requisite happy ending. A fast, easy read that’s just right for a chilly night.
Coral Mitchell
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jennifer and Cole have been through similar experiences that draw them closer. Jennifer is hesitant to start any relationship because of warning from her mother. I am upset with her sister and her selfishness and some resolution was missing with the situation with Cole's ex. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. ...more
Jenny H
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a sweet and heartwarming read. I enjoyed Jennifer and Cole as a couple - good chemistry and interactions. Great well written and developed characters. A seasonal plot made it a great holiday read. I was hooked from the beginning and didn't want to put it down. I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book. ...more
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great short read. It’s sweet, fun and heartwarming. It will capture your heart from the beginning. It’s beautifully well written with characters you will love. I loved the connection and chemistry between the characters. It’s an enjoyable read. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.
Joan Arning
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet describes this short novella! When Jennifer's fiance marries her sister, Jennifer buys a veterinarian practice a thousand miles away. Moving on is easier after she meets Cole while they are both buying a frozen Thanksgiving dinner! I enjoyed this quick Christmas read and recommend it to others. I received a complimentary e-book from the author. This is my honest opinion. ...more
Patricia Myers
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great short read. It’s sweet, fun and heartwarming. It will capture your heart from the beginning. It’s beautifully well written with characters you will love. I loved the connection and chemistry between Cole & Jennifer. It’s an enjoyable read. I was glad Jennifer got the closure with her ex Joe
and hopefully mend her relationship with her sister.
I received a ARC of this book.
Laura R
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a sweet romantic story that takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not only are both Jennifer and Cole dealing with breakups in the last year, now they have to deal with being alone for Thanksgiving. But will a chance encounter lead to something more for them? And how fun would it be to have a live nativity show each year for Christmas!
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweetly written story that captivated me right from the very first page and the chemistry between Cole and Jennifer kept me totally enthralled until the turn of the very last page!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Kathy Newcomer
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of Barbara McMahon's books. I've read all of them, and truly enjoy each one. This one is a favorite because I love Christmas love stories. Jennifer and Cole become friends first, then fall in love as they learn to trust each other. I recommend this book! ...more
Norma Wiegert
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer is new in town and alone for Thanksgiving. Cole is also alone for Thanksgiving. They meet in the frozen food section of the super market and share a coupon, Thanksgiving dinner and so much more. Another great story by Barbara McMahon
Sherry Bohrmueller
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely Christmas Story about finding the love. Definitely a book you need to make time to read.
Teresa Fordice
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
it was a please to read a beta version and find out how these characters found their HEA!
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received this book from the author this is my honest review. Really enjoyed it. Jen's mom and sister made me mad. ...more
Michelle Gallegos
Dec 09, 2017 rated it liked it
A sweet story perfect for Christmas reading.
An enjoyable quick read about taking a chance on falling in love again.
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Bestselling, award winning author Barbara McMahon has written more than 80 novels which have sold more than 16 million copies world wide in more than fifty countries in twenty-eight languages.

Known for her heartwarming, emotional stories, she excels in capturing those feelings when first falling in love. She has won or been nominated for every major award in the romance genre from a double nomina

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