By Caroline Lee
Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory December, 1875 Ash Barker and his brother had as regards to equipped their ranch right into a good fortune while he went and busted his arm attempting to tame a very nasty mustang. Now they’re headed into Cheyenne’s harsh iciness with fewer arms, and a truly genuine threat of failure. they wish a person else—anyone else—out there with them, to make it via this season. Molly Murray’s dream of possessing her personal bakery went up in flames with the good Chicago fireplace. She’s been helping her more youthful sisters for the final 4 years, and it sort of feels just like the Cheyenne desolate tract can be her final likelihood to offer all of them a true domestic. yet nobody will lease her, till she meets the intimidatingly masculine, exceedingly good-looking, and extremely determined Ash Barker. Can their distinctive households mixture in time to have a good time their first actual Cheyenne Christmas?
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