Christmas in Whisper Creek, Kyla-Style
Those of you who’ve read Accidental Cowgirl know how much I loved Montana in August. In fact, I was pretty sure nothing else would ever compare. Well, I was wrong. You just haven’t done the holidays ‘til you’ve done them the Whisper Creek way.
As I write this, a toasty fire is crackling in the stone fireplace of our little cabin, the snow is falling like puffy cornflakes, and it looks like we might be snowed in for the weekend. Just me, Decker, a cozy fire, and lots of cocoa.
This is hardly a problem.
We could actually use the break, since we’ve been out straight getting ready for Whisper Creek’s new venture. After the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, we’ll be opening to winter guests. We’ll have cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, and big bonfires. Ma’s been trying out soup recipes, and Decker and Cole have made sure each of our guest cabins are equipped with fireplaces, gooshy quilts, and lots of cocoa. We can’t wait until guests arrive and see what we’ve done with the place.
Speaking of guests, Jess and Hayley just bought their tickets to come out next summer for my – gulp! – wedding! Decker’s afraid our insurance won’t be enough to cover another visit that brings the three of us together, but I’ve promised we’ll try to keep the disasters to a minimum next summer. We’ll have to, if I ever want to convince the two of them to move out here, too.
So I have a plan. First, I’m going to work on Jess. She’s having a rough time back in Boston, and I just know Whisper Creek would be good medicine for her. I have the perfect man in mind for her, but I’m keeping that to myself until I figure out how to convince them they’d be a perfect match.
In the meantime, though, I need to figure out how to survive my first mini-blizzard in a perfectly warm cabin with a dreamy man. Oh, the torments of Whisper Creek!!
Happy holidays, everyone! Here’s hoping you have time to pick up a good book and disappear into another world for a few hours … and if it’s got cozy fires and dreamy men, even better!
About the Author
Maggie McGinnis is the author of Driving Without a License, which was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award. A former high school English teacher, an accomplished musician, and a certified black belt, she lives in New England with her family.
About her book:
After being betrayed by her con man ex-fiancé, Kyla Bennett nurses a broken heart. But Kyla’s friends have other ideas and when they whisk her off to Whisper Creek, a dude ranch staffed by cowboys so hot they dim the Montana sunset, all Kyla wants to do is hide under a quilt. Then in rides Decker Driscoll. He’s hauling about as much emotional baggage as Kyla, but when he stands close by, both of them want to stay close—and begin to succumb to an undeniable attraction.
After experiencing personal tragedy, Decker never thought he’d see Big Sky country again. But now that his family’s Whisper Creek property is in deep with a Vegas gambler, Decker’s back for the summer—and spending all his time running from “cowgirls” who come to the dude ranch to score some dudes. Then he meets Kyla, a kindred spirit who brings on a stampede of protective feelings . . . and a powerful hankering to sear her with a new brand of love.
Praise for Accidental Cowgirl:
“Maggie McGinnis gives us a cast of warmhearted characters in this sweet, well-written romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin
“Maggie McGinnis writes the kind of characters that keep you smiling long after you turn the page. Accidental Cowgirl is a knee-slappin’ good time, chock-full of humor, romance, and smokin’ hot cowboys!”—USA Today bestselling author Katie Lane
“With quirky characters, hot cowboys, horses, the west, and romance, Accidental Cowgirl is a treat! I loved it! Maggie McGinnis is a writer with a talent for both humor and emotion.”—New York Times bestselling author Lori Handeland, aka Lori Austin, author of The Lone Warrior
“Maggie McGinnis comes out of the chute with a force, grabs your emotions, and gets a death hold on your attention to the last page, where you sigh and wish there was one more chapter.”—New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown
“With characters you’ll love and a story that will make you smile, Accidental Cowgirl is a winner from a witty new voice in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
“Heartwarming and sweet, Maggie McGinnis is definitely an author to watch!”—USA Today bestselling author Tina Leonard