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Christmas in Crooked Creek

Historical Western Romance/Western

Will two hearts find a way to leave the sorrows of war behind and embrace a future in Crooked Creek? Join the women of Crooked Creek in a heartwarming tale of survival, hope, love, and maybe even an unexpected miracle. 

The war is over, though for some like Michael Donoghue, the four years of battles brought only death and misery. After returning home, he discovers his mother has passed and his sister is gone. With a bit of money and the help of a friend, Michael heads west in search of the only family he has left. 

Clara Stowe and her daughter left behind painful memories and a life of comfort to make a beginning out west. When existence on the frontier proves to be more challenging than she imagined, Clara seeks the help of people she’s come to love and a man who stirs within her an undeniable longing for a second chance. 

As the holiday season approaches, Michael and Clara must find the courage to let go of the past, survive the present, and embrace a future neither envisioned. 

Don’t miss this stand-alone western, romantic adventure novel in MK McClintock’s Crooked Creek series set in post-Civil War Montana Territory. 

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Dear Reader,

Emma, Hattie, Briley, and Clara have brought such joy to my life, and I have loved sharing their stories with so many readers. They all come together again in Christmas in Crooked Creek, a stand-alone novel filled with hope, love, romance, and an abundance of kindness.

Clara Stowe and Michael Donaghue come from different backgrounds. They found their way to Crooked Creek, one to find adventure and a new beginning and the other in search of family. They are not a typical pairing, but those are the ones I like best.

The women in this series are tender and strong, and the men are honorable and chivalrous. Together, they all find a way to overcome the obstacles life and the aftermath of war have thrust upon them. I am so excited to share their adventures with you.

May you always have a fire to warm your body, a book to warm your mind, hope to warm your soul, and love to warm your heart. Thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoy the book.

—MK McClintock

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