Item description for A Christmas Sleigh Ride: Colder Than Ice/Take Me Home (Steeple Hill Christmas 2-in-1) by Jill Stengl & Tracey V. Bateman...
Christmas is not going as planned for the two women in this pair of romance stories, set on the historic Great Plains. Will the spirit of the season warm their hearts--or will they get left out in the cold?
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Inc
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2004
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 1593104200 ISBN13 9781593104207
Availability 0 units.
More About Jill Stengl & Tracey V. Bateman
Jill Stengl lives in Wisconsin with her husband and children with whom she has shared her love of writing.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Christmas Sleigh Ride: Colder Than Ice/Take Me Home (Steeple Hill Christmas 2-in-1)?
Heartwarming and hard to put down... Dec 11, 2005
I enjoy historical fiction and found this novella set hard to put down. Both were very romantic stories, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. I have to say this is one of my favorite novellas because of the strong romance element. The reader can't help but want the couples to get together. Great tension and evidence of attraction without going overboard. Heartwarming themes. Both had likeable couples. Very well done.
A double delight of nostalgia Sep 21, 2005
From the back cover:
Lovely weather for a romantic sleigh ride.... Christmas sleigh rides - the tradition harks back to the days when life moved at a slower, softer pace. Two people, snuggled together under a warm blanket, conversing in the crisp winter air, can learn much about each other. But for two women of the nineteenth century, will there be a man to offer the invitation?
COLD AS ICE describes Estelle's heart. Since her fiance died in the Civil War, she believes Christmas is no longer worth celebrating and balks at helping her niece prepare for a holiday wedding. Who would think of offering Estelle a romantic sleigh ride?
TAKE ME HOME is Kathleen's one request. Undertaking her first teaching position away from home might have been a mistake. How can she have a real Christmas without the holiday preparations with her family, traditions of get-togethers and sleigh rides???
Will these women wither in self-pity this Christmas or open their hearts to the unexpected? Can they renew their faith in the true meaning of the season?
Although written by different authors, the second story is a follow-up to the first one. Set in post-Civil War times, these heartwarming tales of wounded souls and frozen hearts that find healing and thawing through love and friendship have a Little House on the Prairie or Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman feel to them. It's refreshing to read romances involving mature, older characters. This book is Christian fiction, which isn't noted on the cover or in the product description. At times, the stories become quite preachy, but for the most part, they are simply about faithful people on a spiritual journey, without being too intrusive or overwhelmingly religious.