After a long and emotional week, I really needed to escape into a book! I had a Christmas romance recommended to me called The Christmas Bargain by Shanna Hatfield and since it's free right now, I downloaded it. I've just barely started and so far it has a lot of promise.
Here's the back copy:
Luke Granger is about to get more than he bargained for . . .
A sweet holiday romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield
As owner and manager of the Hardman bank, Luke Granger is a man of responsibility and integrity in the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town. Calling in a long overdue loan, Luke finds himself reluctantly accepting a bargain in lieu of payment from the shiftless farmer who barters his daughter to settle his debt.
Philamena Booth is both mortified and relieved when her father sends her off with the banker as payment of his debt. Held captive on the farm by her father since the death of her mother more than a decade earlier, Philamena is grateful to leave. If only it had been someone other than the handsome and charismatic Luke Granger riding in to rescue her. Ready to uphold her end of the bargain as Luke’s cook and housekeeper, Philamena is prepared for the hard work ahead. What she isn’t prepared for is being forced to marry Luke as part of this crazy Christmas bargain.
An Old West Cinderella story, The Christmas Bargain is a sweet Victorian holiday romance, sure to warm hearts.
You can download your free Kindle copy here