Amanda expected a Wyoming cowboy, not a Southern Gentleman with a dangerous job. Can this wounded Mail Order Bride and the very Southern Wyoming Sheriff overcome the difficulties of their personal baggage and of the raw western boomtown where men die at the drop of a gold nugget, and women are scarce as a tail-hold on a bear? Will the Sheriff put DUTY before love as the fiancé who jilted Amanda had done? 


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The AUTHOR WILL PICK a name AUGUST 31st The Name will be Posted here and announced to the group soon after.


Julie Barrett wins the $20.00 gift certificate


Kate Burlakoff

Linda Edwards

Tina Rice

Amanda P

Laura Bartnick

Gail Hollingsworth

Sabrina Templin

Becky Boerner

Susanne Mincer

Donna Brookmyer


Each win an autographed copy of A Christmas Belle.

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Thank you, so excited!

Thanks Anne, I'm looking forward to reading your book. So excited to have won it. 

Congratulations everyone!
Congrats to Julie and to everyone that won a copy of the book.
Congrats to the winners!

Thanks Anne, I got your book yesterday. I'm looking forward to reading it. 

Review. .  posted on Amazon, and Goodreads.  

What a sweet book. I love Christmas books and I love mail order bride books, so this was a hit. Amanda is a great character with a special gift for reading people's emotions. Frank is the town sheriff who is the kind of guy you just love. A great love story that is just the right length.

A Christmas Belle by Anne Greene
Have read other works by the author and have enjoyed the reads. This one is also another enjoyable one.
Love cover with snow covered pinecones. Book starts out with Amanda and she's answered an ad to travel west and marry a man there.
Angel Vale is looking for many women to come and marry the men available there. There are some stipulations and some require you be Christian.
As the story goes along it follows Amanda and we learn how it came to be that she's decided to go there.
Story also follows Frank and he's a sheriff, building his own house and he has staked a gold claim. His circumstances change a bit as a baby is left at his steps claiming the male child is his.
He pays a Chinese laundry man to tend to the child so he can work with the many jobs he has. He hopes the women he has sent for will agree to marry him and tend to the baby.
Like learning of the way others live in the west and how much a part religion has. Can't believe the outcome of this book because there was problems with Amanda's first betrothed and she keeps comparing Frank and his origins.
Received this review copy from the author via and this is my honest review. Love holiday reads.

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This is the first “mail order bride” story I’ve ever read. I really liked the plot and setting…what an interesting time in history…men would order brides and women would travel for miles to marry a man they’d never met. I can’t imagine the apprehension and uncertainty that each party would go through. The author does an excellent job at portraying those feelings.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Amanda, the main character…she was overly cautious (understandably) but there was something about her personality that rubbed me the wrong way. On the other hand, I loved Frank’s character, although he was a bit too focused on physical looks. Frank refused to give up on Amanda though and truly let his light shine.

This was definitely a fun historical story and I really enjoyed it.

My Rating: 3 stars

I received this book from the author to review. All opinions are my own.

I posted my review on Goodreads, Amazon, and my blog (

Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this. I really enjoyed it :)


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