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Yuletide Treasure: The Finest Gift/A Blessed Season (Steeple Hill Historical Christmas Anthology) [Paperback]

By Lauraine Snelling (Author) & Jillian Hart (Author)
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Item description for Yuletide Treasure: The Finest Gift/A Blessed Season (Steeple Hill Historical Christmas Anthology) by Lauraine Snelling & Jillian Hart...

In Lauraine Snelling's "The Finest Gift," Arley Hoople, a plain Jane who brings holiday joy to others, no longer dreams of romance until she meets a special woodcarver, and in Jillian Hart's "A Blessed Season," a hardened bounty hunter helps an abandoned girl find her long-lost mother. Original.

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The Finest Gift by Lauraine Snelling

A plain Jane without any suitors, Arley Hoople doesn't dare dream of romance this Christmas. So she brings holiday joy to others: repairing her grandmother's nutcracker and commissioning a dollhouse for the girls at the orphanage. Yet one knock at the woodcarver's door unexpectedly brings Arley a gift of her own: love.

A Blessed Season by Jillian Hart

An abandoned girl asks bounty hunter Rafe Jones to track down her long-lost mother for Christmas. The holiday wish breaks through his hardened heart, and he easily finds Cora Sims in Montana Territory. She's definitely the woman Rafe has been looking for. But is she actually the girl's mother?

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Steeple Hill
Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.6" Width: 4.26" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   0.29 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 21, 2008
Publisher   Steeple Hill
Series  Steeple Hill Women's Fiction  
ISBN  037378631X  
ISBN13  9780373786312  

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More About Lauraine Snelling & Jillian Hart

Lauraine Snelling Lauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with over 65 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. Her books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists, and have been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German. A hallmark of her style is writing about real issues within a compelling story. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Bassett named Chewy. Visit her Web site at

Lauraine Snelling currently resides in the state of California. Lauraine Snelling was born in 1956.

Lauraine Snelling has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Dakota Series
  2. Home to Blessing (Paperback)
  3. Red River of the North (Paperback)
  4. Return to Red River
  5. S.A.V.E. Squad
  6. Secret Refuge
  7. Song of Blessing
  8. Wild West Wind

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Reviews - What do customers think about Yuletide Treasure: The Finest Gift/A Blessed Season (Steeple Hill Historical Christmas Anthology)?

Yuletide Treasure: The finest Gift/A Blessed Season  Jan 23, 2009
This is one of those books that contains 2 stories. The big problem is you don't want to lay the book down until you have read the whole book. Each story takes up half the book and is great when you want something to read that will hold your attention from beginning to the end. The first story is well written about a young girl sent to live with her grandmother and how she has had many Christmases with her but never able to celebrate the best Christmas until she finds out why her grandmother has never been completly happy.
Two enjoyable western historical romance stories for the holiday season or anytime.  Nov 9, 2008
This book features two short historical romances set at Christmas time. Although not a part of the Love Inspired Historical line from the same publisher, Steeple Hill, this book is very similar in style to that series.

The first story, The Finest Gift, is by Lauraine Snelling, is set in 1910 Minnesota. Arley Hooper is a plain young woman who has little hope for suitors and busies herself with the children at the orphanage. When she decides the girls deserve a dollhouse for Christmas, she enlists the aid of woodcarver Nathan Gunderson, who makes her believe that maybe she can find love.

The second story, A Blessed Season, is by Jillian Hart and set in Montana Territory in 1883. Bounty hunter Rafe Jones has taken on the task of finding an abandoned girl's long-lost mother for Christmas. Even his hardened heart cannot resist a young child's holiday wish. His search leads him to Cora Sims in the town of Angel Falls, Montana. Although Cora is most likely not the girl's mother, she develops an attachment to the child, and Rafe finds himself growing attached to Cora herself. Can this spinster and hardened bounty hunter find love together?

These two stories are a wonderful read for the holiday season, or anytime, for fans of sweet historical romances. I highly enjoyed both stories, although I particularly liked reading A Blessed Season because it gave me a chance to revisit the setting and characters of my favorite Love Inspired Historical novel, Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart. I'd definitely recommend this book to readers of the Love Inspired Historical line.

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