A Home for Christmas
"Ms. McClintock has a true genius when writing beauty to touch the heart."
Will six strangers find hope, love, and family at Christmas? A collection of three historical western short stories to inspire love and warm the heart.
In search of family she barely knows and adventure she’s always wanted, Katherine Donahue is saved from freezing on a winter night in the mountains of Montana by August Hollister. Neither of them expected that what one woman had in mind was a new beginning for them both.
Heartache and a thirst for adventure lead McKensie Stewart and her sister to Wyoming after the death of their parents. With the help of a widowed aunt and a charming horse breeder, McKensie discovers that hope is a cherished promise, and there is no greater gift than love.
"Lily's Christmas Wish"
Lily Malone has never had a real family or a real Christmas. This holiday season, she might get both. From an orphanage in New York City to the rugged mountains of Colorado, Lily sends out only one wish. But when the time comes, can she give it up so someone else’s wish can come true?
If you love inspirational romance and heartfelt holidays, then you'll enjoy this trio of stories as we remember the true meaning of love any time of the year.
From the Readers
"Ms. McClintock has a true genius when writing beauty to touch the heart. This holiday treat is a gift any time one needs to remember the true meaning of love!"
"The cold nips at your face and delicious Christmas cake leaves you wanting more."
—M. Ann Roher, Author of Mattie
"All three historical, western, short stories made me feel like I was watching a Christmas special of “Little House on the Prairie,” and I loved it!"
“If you like the 1800's, like I do, you will love these stories!”
—The Reader's Cove
"They’re all delightful, kind of like short, western-set Hallmark movies."
—Into the Hall of Books
"A Home for Christmas by MK McClintock is a delightful collection of three short historical holiday stories. I thoroughly enjoyed each story in this set. The stories are heart-warming and a lovely look into historical Christmas celebrations in the 19th Century. I quickly fell in love with the characters in each story and really felt invested in them. This was the perfect collection of sweet, historical holiday romance that I could read in one sitting."
A Note from MK
Christmas is a time when anything can happen, or so my characters always believe. It is a time of hope, love, and miracles. A Home for Christmas embodies three stories about realistic men, women, and children who help others, who seek to find the good in the darkness, and who strive to make every day count. From Montana to Wyoming to Colorado, I hope these tales will warm your heart as much as they do mine.
Be well, be kind, and enjoy!
Not part of a series
Available in E-book, Paperback, Audio, & Large Print
Holiday / Historical Western Romance
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Read an Excerpt
From "Lily's Christmas Wish
Cotter’s Gulch, Colorado—December 1868
Dear God. Please help me find a family. Love, Lily. The forged wheels whirred and ground against the iron rails as the small window of the train car opened up to the vast landscape of the American West. Miss Abbott told her the same stories over and over again, promising that a new life waited. She wasn’t sorry to see the dingy city disappear four days ago, and she hoped to never see it again. Those memories she wanted to leave far behind.
Lily believed in her younger years that Miss Abbott had already taught her everything about life, but the teacher promised it would take more than book learning to withstand the laborious life in the West. Lily sat alone on her bench, her eyes absorbing the unfamiliar setting beyond the wooden car. She didn’t need to look to know that the person who sat down beside her was Miss Abbott. The teacher always smelled like roses. Two bushes of red roses grew in the small, unkempt garden of the orphanage. Despite years of neglect, the roses found a way to survive—like Lily.
“We’re almost there.”
Lily slowly nodded and continued to watch as the mountains moved closer and closer. The temperature dropped. Lily shivered and closed the small window. “Are you scared, Miss Abbott?”
“Not even a little scared. This is going to be a better life for everyone.”
“Will you be adopted, too?”
Excerpt © MK McClintock