Second Chances Are Possible In Maisey Yates’ Gold Valley [REVIEW]

Old Truck with Christmas Wreath

Winter has arrived in Gold Valley, but will it be able to soften a widower’s heart to love again? (Photo by Mike Slone, Flickr)

He has suffered a devastating loss. She is in search of an elusive emotional connection that has been absent her entire life. When circumstances throw the two of them together, will they be the perfect balm for one another’s wounds? Or will pain keep them apart? Return to Maisey Yates’ enchanting Gold Valley to find out



Grant Dodge’s grief runs deep. As if losing his spouse weren’t difficult enough, he lives in a fish bowl. Surrounded by the good people of Gold Valley, well-intentioned folks who can’t seem to let him forget, it seems like he’ll never recover from the cruel hand dealt to him by fate. Although he loves his family and friends, he sometimes wishes he could escape his hometown and that the memories which haunt him weren’t always so omnipresent.

McKenna Tate’s memories, on the other hand, have been colored in a different way. She grew up in foster care with a life devoid of family, one which deeply affects how she identifies herself and those she comes in contact with.  So when she finds her birth certificate and learns her father’s identity, McKenna heads to Gold Valley in search of answers, hoping to discover that piece of herself that has always been missing.

Looking back, McKenna realizes squatting on Dodge land to get out of the cold for the night may not have been the best decision she ever made. Grant Dodge isn’t pleased with the situation, to say the least. Ultimately, however, it is the catalyst she and Grant need to begin a journey of healing and self discovery, one which teaches them that two are better than one, if only they are willing to compromise and let love grow.

With A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas, Maisey Yates proves that two people from different walks of life can find common ground, and perhaps even build a brighter future together if they are only open to the possibility. Using beautiful prose and rich detail, and more than her share of witty banter, Yates brings this story to vivid life for her readers. She creates authentic characters who are reminiscent of people we all know, and who therefore resonate with each one of us. Touching and multi-layered, Maisey Yates’ latest is yet another story for the keeper shelf and makes the perfect read for a cold winter’s day. Enjoy!

This edition of the book also includes the Gold Valley novella, Snowed in with the Cowboy. 

Maisey Yates

Maisey Yates


Maisey Yates is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Good Time Cowboy, Untamed CowboyMail Order CowboyThe Rancher’s Baby, and other titles in her Copper Ridge and Gold Valley series.

In 2009, at the age of 23, Maisey sold her first book. Since then it has been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

She currently resides in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. Maisey 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.

Readers may visit her online at, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

By Maisey Yates
496 pgs. HQN. $7.99

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A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas is brought to you in association with TLC Book Tours.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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