Growing up, I loved not only Jessica Fletcher. Another one of my favorite TV show wan Dr. Quenn Medicine Woman. What’s not to like about it???? This story reminded me of it, and it’s one more reason to read it soon!
The book is Mistletoe Mistake by Caroline Clemmons, a Historical Romance.
Originally included in the anthology Wild Western Women…Mistletoe, Montana.
Shannon Callahan worked hard to become a physician. In New York, she meets resistance to a woman doctor and feels she is no more than a midwife. When the opportunity arises for her to go to Montana and be the only doctor in the town of Mistletoe, she grabs the chance.
Riley McCallister is sheriff of Mistletoe. When he learns the new doctor is a woman, he is shocked and vows never to let her treat him—no matter how beautiful she is. Slowly, Shannon’s skill wins his respect—and more. Shannon’s expertise and dedication during a measles epidemic convinces the town she is a good doctor—but does their acceptance come too late?
Buy link: http://mybook.to/mistletoemistake.
Chatting about Christmas with the Author.
Through a crazy twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was notborn on a Texas ranch. To compensate for this illogical error, she writes about handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a small office her family calls her pink cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their rescued cats and dogs. The books she creates there have made her an Amazon bestselling author and won several awards, and today she’s here talking about her favorite Christmas tradition.
“Our family has the usual traditions of the tree, stockings, special foods, outdoor lights, and Christmas Eve church service. After we eat a Christmas Ever TexMex supper of tamales, beans, guacamole and chips, my husband reads the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke. Following that, we pass out and open our gifts. On Christmas morning, each of us rushes to see what is in our stocking—yes, no matter how old we get, we still have a stocking.
What I especially treasure is a new tradition begun by our youngest daughter that has become very much a part of our annual celebration.
When our youngest daughter learned who really filled the Christmas stockings, she was incensed. She said, “So you always know what’s going to be in your stocking? That is so unfair!”
When Christmas arrived, I hung our stockings from the fireplace mantel as usual. Yes, I knew what would be in mine, but I always gave myself something I needed as well as favorite candy. That Christmas, I found a small surprise gift from our daughter. Sometime in the summer, she had used her allowance and had bought a set of four like-new teabag holders at a garage sale. She had successfully concealed them for months. They were inexpensive plastic in the shape of a teapot but she knew I liked hot tea. (I still enjoy it, especially for breakfast.)
The next year, my husband joined and had a small surprise for me. Soon, my mom and older daughter joined the practice to make this a family tradition. My mom has passed on but the remaining four of us each slip a small wrapped gift into the stockings of the other three. Nothing fancy, just something small we’ve chosen with that person in mind. This is a fun way to extend holiday giving to those we love.
Since this is specific to our family and reminds me of our daughter’s generosity of spirit, this remains my favorite Christmas tradition. (Please be aware that our eldest daughter also has a generous spirit.)”
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