Thursday, December 15, 2016

Review - How the Texan Stole Christmas by Jacquie Rogers

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
How the Texan Stole Christmas by Jacquie Rogers

Overall star rating --- 3

About the book:
Winnifred Spangler has thrown herself into community work to ward off the pangs of her lonely heart. Fairview, Idaho Territory, is snowed in—and cabin fever has set in with a vengeance. Winnie organizes a gift exchange for the town’s single young adults. Her hope is that a few of them will find the loves of their lives.

Judd Shaw, a Texas cowhand, hates the ice and cold. As soon as the roads are passable, he’s headed back to Texas. But thanks to his childhood friend, he’s caught up in the Secret Christmas Angel game, and the name he draws is the prettiest widow in all of Idaho—Winnie.

Can Winnie’s smile melt his hardened Texas heart?

Book creation ratings --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 19
-- Story & characters -- 7
-- Cover & title -- 5
-- Editing & formatting -- 7
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The Christmas Quotient --- 3
** The scale runs from 1-7 trees, and rates Christmassyness. **

The review --
This is a very nice historical western romance book about a couple of widows who organize some Christmas events for the singles in their small town, and 2 cowboys who take part. It's a very nice book, and a fun read. I enjoyed it a lot. My only ding against it is the one sex scene in the book that just didn't feel like it fits. Feels like it was added to add some 'spice' to the book, which it didn't need. Otherwise, it's a great book. The characters are fun to read about, and the story is very enjoyable. If not for the thrown in sex scene, this would have been a 5 star book.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- historical western romance
Age recommendations -- 18 plus
Sex content rating -- high, pretty explicit love scene
Violence rating -- none

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