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Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Book Review - A Rocky Mountain Christmas by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone

Christmas in the Rockies -  nothing quite like it in the world!


The families Jensen and MacCallister are two of the most legendary clans in frontier fiction. Now, the USA Today bestselling authors of A Lone Star Christmas bring them together once more--in a gripping tale of tragedy, survival, love, betrayal, and maybe even a miracle...

Three days before Christmas, Matt Jensen is traveling the Denver and Pacific railway when an avalanche slams down onto the train, trapping it in desolate Trout Creek Pass. But it wasn't an act of nature that caused the accident; it was a gang of outlaws attempting to rescue their leader, who is being taken to Red Cliff to be hanged.
As Smoke Jensen and Duff MacCallister frantically try to make their way to the scene, Matt struggles to save the survivors, among them a beautiful young woman with a dark past, a merchant seaman turned rancher, and a senator with his very ill young daughter. Starving under a bitter, driving snow in the brutal, unforgiving Rocky Mountains, and surrounded by armed and desperate outlaws, Matt still dreams of making it home for Christmas. But unless fate lends a hand, nobody will.

I don't read very many westerns, but I absolutely fell in love with "A Rocky Mountain Christmas."  Having lived in Colorado for many years, it was a delight to recognize many of the places that are described in this fast-paced, lively story.

While the characters of this tale are familiar to fans of the Johnstones, as a first time reader I was able to grasp their back-stories and become acquainted with them quickly. I also loved the story of the prodigal son as well as the Christmas story that was a part of the over-all tale.

I just really enjoyed reading this book, and will be looking at the other books from William W. and J.A. Johnstone on more regular basis!

For more information on William W. Johnston or J.A. Johnstone's books, check out the websites at www.williamwjohnstone.net

Check out this video trailer for the book!

I purchased this book for my personal library. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Mystica said...

A very happy Christmas to you.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Thank you Mystica!