Playboy Cowboy Gets Second Chance at Love in Carolyn Brown’s New Longhorn Canyon Novel [REVIEW]

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Sometimes second chances are more difficult to find than a horse in a snow storm. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A rakish cowboy. A chance encounter. The one woman who stops him in his tracks. Will she be able to tame his wild heart or are some men simply too independent to ever truly settle down? Find out in Carolyn Brown’s latest Longhorn Canyon novel!



Maverick Callahan isn’t the kind of man that dreams of his wedding day and the little rugrats that ensue. In fact, he’s the type of rascal who enjoys playing the field, flitting from one woman to the next. While on vacation, however, he meets a gal who knocks him for a loop. When all is said and done, he even breaks her heart. Big surprise there. So he thinks it is rather unlikely their paths will ever cross again. But then she turns up on his doorstop, and suddenly he vows not to let her get away again.

Bridget O’Malley isn’t thinking about romance, especially with Maverick, since he is the rogue who stole her heart and trampled on it. Besides that, she has her hands full as guardian of her best friend’s baby, which is a situation she didn’t exactly see coming. So she’s finished with any delusions of romance blossoming between her and the sexy Texas rancher. But as the holiday season envelops them, will he be able to convince her to surrender and give him one more try?

In Christmas with a Cowboy, Carolyn Brown delivers another sweet novel about two people who meet by chance, but who just don’t seem meant to be a couple, no matter how hot their romance was. When Maverick and Bridget meet again, Brown describes the wave of emotions that threaten to overwhelm them both and how they must learn to navigate friendship before they even think about dating again.

Brown’s gift for detail and rich characterization endears the novel’s cast to readers in such a way that they become both authentic and familiar. As such, this is the type of story that has us looking at our own family and friends with fresh eyes, finding new ways to relate to them. This is truly the gift of Christmas with a Cowboy. It’s a novel you’ll become vested in, and you’ll find yourself walking down the same roads Brown’s characters traverse. If you want a light, intimate story populated with fascinating yet flawed people, don’t miss Carolyn Brown’s latest trip to Longhorn Canyon.

Note: This edition also contains a bonus novella by Sara Richardson, Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas. 

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Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA finalist who has sold more than 3 million books.

She presently writes both women’s fiction and cowboy romance. She has also written historical single title, historical series, contemporary single title, and contemporary series.

She lives in southern Oklahoma with her husband, a former English teacher, who is not allowed to read her books until they are published. They have three children and enough grandchildren to keep them young.

For a complete listing of her books, check out her website at Readers may also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

By Carolyn Brown
448 pp. Forever. $7.99

Purchase Christmas with a Cowboy at one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, and Powell’s.

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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