An Angel Called Gallagher
Western Historical Holiday
You will love where she takes you and will fall in love with all her characters."
On a ranch known as Hawk’s Peak, a family celebrates love, joy, and peace at last . . . or so the Gallaghers thought.
Briarwood, Montana Territory—December 1883
Brenna is convinced she hears a woman singing to her son. Eliza and Ethan are unnerved by a sleepwalker, and Isabelle swears Hawk’s Peak is haunted.
Then an unlikely visitor stumbles into their lives.
Enjoy a heartwarming holiday adventure filled with tenderness, hope, and the promise of a better tomorrow for more than one deserving soul. Join us for a Gallagher Christmas at Hawk’s Peak and fall in love with the family all over again.
Praise for the Book
"Ms. McClintock’s stories are adventurous and full of budding romance that transports you back in to a simpler time where the outside world ceases to exist once you open one of her books."
—My Life, One Story at a Time
"This was a great read. If you don’t believe in ghosts I am with you, but if you believe in angels I am one hundred per cent in agreement. God knew that Catie needed the assurance that she was truly a part of the Gallagher family. Grandma Gallagher made sure she found the love letters at Christmas when miracles seem more prevalent. Sweet sweet book."
"If you haven't read a MK McClintock book, pick one up soon. You will love where she takes you and will fall in love with all her characters."
"I just love when a book literally covers everything. Love, despair, holidays, generosity, family, beautiful scenery, all rolled into one perfect book! MK McClintock has created this in An Angel Called Gallagher. Her wordsmithing is beyond reproach. I very highly recommend this beautiful book at all readers!"
—Meri Overstreet, Amazon review
A Note from MK
The Gallaghers have a lot to offer those who happen into their lives. An Angel Called Gallagher introduces Catie, a young girl who needed a loving and caring family more than anything else in the world. The family welcomes here into their home and hearts, but not all is what it seems, and they have a rocky path to traverse. Catie is a remarkable girl who proves that a person can be strong, no matter one's age. I love this family more and more with every story, and I can't wait for you to meet Catie and spend Christmas with us all at the ranch. I hope you'll let me know what you think after you've read the book.
Be well, be kind, and enjoy!
Read a Sneak Peek
Briarwood, Montana Territory—December 1883
White clouds of warm breath snaked through the cold air. She held her hands in front of her mouth in an effort to bring heat to her stiff fingers. Fresh snow had covered the land while she tried to sleep, and she didn’t want to sleep too long for fear that the small fire would dwindle. Two thin pieces of wood leaned against the inside of the small black pail. She tucked her feet under her legs and pressed them into her chest. The wool blanket was thin and only warm enough for a cool day, not bitter winter nights. When the sun dipped behind the mountains and the moon rose, the cold seeped past the blanket and into her bones.
Sleep came and went like fleeting dreams until the stars faded, and the small window by the door promised to reveal a rising sun over the mountain peaks. It would be a good day to gather more wood and branches from the forest floor. She looked to the two pegs above the narrow stone fireplace where her father’s rifle used to hang. The emptiness in her stomach might be worse if her father hadn’t left behind a cut of deer. She finished the last of the meat the night before, and the gnawing in her gut told her she’d have to find a meal soon.
Her eyes closed when the soft rays of sun touched her skin. As though drawn toward the promise of warmth, she stepped off the bed with the blanket wrapped around her small shoulders and opened the front door.
Catherine Rose Carr had been raised properly and prided herself on her ability to do her numbers, read a full book without too much difficulty, and to follow the moral rules her mother said every young man and woman must abide by to get to Heaven. She wasn’t certain if she was going to Heaven, or if her mother and father were even there waiting for her, but Catie was sure her behavior the past two weeks excluded her from ever finding out.
Excerpt © MK McClintock