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Cowboy Christmas Redemption

(Gold Valley #8)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  433 ratings  ·  119 reviews
As snowflakes fall in Gold Valley, Oregon, will this rugged cowboy finally win the woman of his dreams?

Cowboy Caleb Dalton has loved single mom Ellie Bell, and her little daughter, Amelia, for years. But since Ellie is his best friend’s widow, Caleb’s head knows Ellie will always be strictly off-limits. If only his heart got the memo. So when Caleb discovers that Ellie has
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Published September 24th 2019 by HQN Books
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It’s easy to see how Caleb would feel too guilty to make a move on Clint’s widow even though he’s been dead for over four years, since he had feelings for Ellie while Clint was alive, and they were married. He never acted on them, but he did pine for Ellie. Even before Ellie, Caleb held a mixture of conflicting emotions towards Clint. He loved Clint like a brother but was also jealous of him over the way his father would compare the two and find Caleb lacking.

After Clint’s death Caleb made it
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Liked the story. Should have read the prior one. Some issues that annoyed me. Ending was the best part.
There were so many reasons to love this book. It had a hot cowboy in it who was just a sweetheart. Has a Christmas theme which everyone loves because it’s a feel-good season anyway. And it’s a romance novel. We all love a little bit of romance in our life.

And while this book should’ve hit all of my top marks, I had a few issues with it.

One of the main issues is it’s
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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COWBOY CHRISTMAS REDEMPTION (Gold Valley Book 8) by Maisey Yates is a new Christmas cowboy contemporary romance in the Gold Valley series. Even though this is the eighth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

Ellie Bell is not ready for another Christmas without her husband. Clint died four and a half years ago in a tragic accident and never got to meet his daughter, Amelia. His best friend has been there for Ellie, but
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It was love at first sight for Caleb Dalton the first time he met Ellie Bell. But she already belonged to an other man; his best friend Clint, and Caleb would never do something to jeopardize their marriage nor his friendship. The fact that Clint has been gone for the last five years didn't lessened the guilt he have about his feelings.

The Holidays is a bittersweet time for a widow. But this year, Ellie is determined to offer a real Christmas to her daughter and lately, she felt the need to
Robin Loves Reading
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Caleb Dalton has kept something very close to the vest for quite a long time. He is in love with single mom Ellie Bell and her adorable little girl Amelia. He knows this is a line he can never cross because the now-widowed Ellie was married to his best friend. Caleb knows this is off-limits, but he has always been there for both of them and that will never change.

Ellie does not have any designs on Caleb, but she does have a doozy of a Christmas wish. She wants a kiss under
✨Brithanie Faith✨
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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3.75/5 stars .75

e-book provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review, but you can find this one in stores or online now!

Cowboy Christmas Redemption follows Caleb Dalton and Ellie Bell in this charming holiday romance about a man who discovers that his best friend's widow (and the woman he's been in love with for years) has written a Christmas wishlist- and on that wishlist she has included a kiss under the mistletoe. Will he be able to let go of the past and embrace
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
Caleb has grown in so many ways since his best friend’s passing and finally coming to terms with his feelings for Ellie, his friend’s widow. I loved seeing him open up and face his struggles head on, rather then continue to bury his head in the sand. He struggled with finding his place in Ellie’s life and I have to admit, it took guts because I’d have thrown in the towel long beforehand.

Ellie has been through so much since her husband’s passing. I liked her well enough in previous stories, but
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve enjoyed this series and I feel like I’ve been waiting for Caleb and Ellie’s story since the beginning. And I’m so happy it delivered.

Ellie and Caleb are both loyal and good people. They’re tied together through death and it was interesting to see how that played out as their relationship changed. I loved Ellie’s daughter Amelia and all of the scenes she was in.

Plot wise, it was good. There’s a lot of grief for each of them to deal with and so there was a lot of inner monologue. I did love
Eva Millien
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She’s his best friend’s widow, but Caleb Dalton has loved Ellie Bell and her daughter Amelia for years, so when he discovers that she has a Christmas wish list – he’s throwing his hat into the ring. Ellie’s finally decided that it’s time to make some changes, but she never expects the biggest change to the heart-stopping she shares with Caleb.

This holiday romance is a very moving and sweet romance that produces a few tears as Caleb and Ellie figure out how to untangle their friendship and move
Nicole R
Just when I was starting to panic that my love of cheesy Christmas romances had waned this year I was proven wrong by this gem of a book!

I should have known the cowboys would come through for me.

Ellie Bell is the single mom to her adorable 4-year-old daughter Amelia. But, not a single mom by choice. Her husband, Clint, died when she was pregnant and Ellie didn't know how she was going to survive. But, survive she did. Largely with the help of Clint's best friend and surrogate brother, Caleb
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I’ve been waiting for Ellie and Caleb to find their way to each other, romantically speaking, they already have the friendship part down just fine. Finally, COWBOY CHRISTMAS REDEMPTION brings us a love story long in the making, at least on Caleb’s side, and the chance to find happiness after loss.

Ellie is ready to dip her toes into the dating scene. It’s time, she just has to convince herself, for real, that she’s okay with that decision. She never saw Caleb’s true
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates is book 8 in the Gold Valley Series. This is the story of
Ellie Bell and Caleb Dalton. I do feel this can be a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Caleb has been in love with Ellie for years but she had been his best friends wife, so totally off limits to him. Then Clint the best friend and Ellie's husband died but that was several years ago. Caleb still felt she was off limits and even that the guilt of making it know how he feels for her made him
Cowboys and Christmas, my two favorite "c" words. I couldn't wait to crack this book open!

I did not realize that this was a book in a series when I started reading. It was definitely hard to read in isolation. I struggled to understand the first couple of chapters because I had not read the other books in this series.

However, I still enjoyed reading this book. It was a nice read for this time of year because of the Christmas theme. Ellie and Caleb's story is heartwarming and exactly the romance
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Cowboy Christmas Redemption
by Maisey Yates is a holiday romance that leans more towards the heavy side of emotions. Yes there's more than a few lighthearted happy scenes, but most of the story is full of intense passion and immense grief.

"He wanted... He wanted to be enough. He wanted to be more. He's never wanted it so much in all his life."

Caleb Dalton has been in love with Ellie since he laid eyes on her. Unfortunately she was already with his
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an intense and emotional book. Caleb has been in love with Ellie since he first saw her, but she was already with his best friend, Clint, so he buried his feelings deep. When Clint died, Caleb stepped in to be the support he knew Clint would want him to be, and still kept his feelings to himself. As a result, he and Ellie became best friends themselves. So when he found out that Ellie had a very unusual Christmas list, he was ready to help fulfill it.

Ellie loved her husband and grieved
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley.

Captivating, romantic, and steamy all rolled into one, COWBOY CHRISTMAS REDEMPTION by Maisey Yates is a beautiful story of loss and finding love again.

Caleb Dalton has loved Ellie Bell from the first minute he saw her but she was married to his best friend so he repressed his feelings as much as he possibly could. But when Clint died over four years ago, Caleb stepped in as Ellie's best friend and protector for both her and her little girl Amelia.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
What do you do when you are in love with your best friend's widow? How do you get past the fact that you have loved her since the first time you met her? Ellie Bell's husband, Clint, has been gone for five years. He was killed fighting a wildfire before he even knew he was going to be a dad. Caleb Dalton was his stand in for so many things. He held Ellie when she was sad and while she grieved, he was there for the birth of her child Amelia, and he has been a surrogate father for Amelia ever ...more
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars

I’ve been patiently waiting through the last few book in this series to see how the story of Ellie and Caleb would play out. It’s been obvious to everyone but Ellie that Caleb’s feelings for her went well beyond his best friend’s widow. So, I was anxious to see if she would reciprocate those feelings once the fog of grief lifted.

This story gripped my heart and tore it from my chest. Seriously, the feelings Caleb had for Ellie and the way he kept them tamped down for so darn long was
Dec 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Next up in the Gold Valley Series is Cowboy Christmas Redemption. Though you don’t need to read the book prior to this one, I do think is helps to provide more of the overarching story. Cowboy Christmas Redemption is the story of Ellie Bell and Caleb Dalton. Ellie is the widow of Clint, who died in a helicopter crash. And Caleb, Clint’s best friend, has been beside Ellie in the years since Clint died. However, he has been in love with Ellie since he first met her years ago as Clint’s new ...more
Shelleen Toland
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-read
Ellie is a single mom and dreads the holidays since her husband had passed away years ago. His best friend, Caleb, has been at Ellie's side from the beginning. Always helping around her house and babysitting. We find out Caleb has loved Ellie for many years but doesn't let on. Ellie's Christmas list is to have a kiss under the mistletoe and Caleb has decided he should be the one. He always felt he should not let his feelings be known as her husband was his best friend and he feels it would be ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Secret love soon became real when friendship transformed to love.

Caleb loved Ellie from the beginning, she married his best friend who died. Ellie wanted to start living again. A kiss under the mistletoe among other things was what she asked Santa. Caleb was soon caught in her plan until love blossomed in Ellie too.

My first book by Maisey Yates, I loved Caleb. I had never seen a man so helpless in the situation, loving what he couldn’t have. Then came his chance and he gave it his all. The
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well now I need to be Christmas and I need to go to Oregon and find me a cowboy.
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love isn't always what you think it is.

Caleb has loved Ellie from the moment he met her, when his best friend, Clint, introduced her to Caleb as his girlfriend. He has lived with the shame of loving his best friend's girlfriend. When his friend married Ellie, Caleb had eyes only for Ellie. But Caleb kept his feelings to himself and was a friend to Ellie and Clint up until he found out that Ellie was pregnant. He stayed away for two months, until Clint was tragically killed. From that point on,
4 Stars
Kelly Fredericks
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
December has arrived and the Holiday season is in full swing. Here in Maine, the ground is covered in snow, the fireplace is roaring and cozy reading is officially the name of the game. I am a sucker for curling up on my couch under a blanket and devouring romance books. Who doesn’t want to end their day (or start it) reading a story filled with all consuming passion, earth shattering desire and smoking hot chemistry between characters. Throw in a happily ever after, and life is pretty darn ...more
Kelly Brock
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellie and Caleb

This was a sweet but emotional ride. You could feel every emotion and every tear. Then at the end, every smile.
Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was anticipating a great story, but was a bit disappointed. Ellie and Caleb have been friends forever, it seems, ever since his best friend brought her to a fAmily cookout. It was love At first sight but she only had eyes for his best friend. They married and started a family when her husband dies.

Caleb is there to pick up the pieces and his love for Ellie and Amelia continues to grow until she decided this is the year she needs to expand beyond her grief and live again.

I enjoyed their story,
Wickedly  Romance
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I am a huge Maisey Yates fan. I can always count on her for a good, sweet romance. She doesn't disappoint here either! This was the first of this particular series that I have read and I have no idea why now! I am in the process of going back and reading all of the others.

Caleb and Ellie are connected through the death of her husband who was Caleb's best friend.
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisy Yates is part of her Gold Valley series. Ellie Bell has been a widow for five years. She was married to Caleb Dalton's closest friend Clint. Clint was a firefighter who died doing his job. Unbeknownst to Ellie Caleb has had feelings for her for years. After Clint's death Caleb stepped up to do everything he could for Ellie because he was her best friend and because he cared for her. He kept his feeling to himself until Ellie made her Christmas list which ...more
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book.

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