Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Holidays Arrive Early with A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

I always have so many stories I want to tell, and short stories provide a nice break in between full-length novels. This holiday season, I had more than one story to tell, and to share, and thus A Home for Christmas came about. 

My newest release is set entirely in the Rocky Mountains during the 19th century; Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. These stories convey what I believe to be the true meanings of Christmas, and I hope they touch your heart as much as they have mine. 

Blurb for A Home for Christmas (short story collection)
A collection of three historical western short stories to inspire love and warm the heart.

In search of family she barely knows and adventure she's always wanted, Katherine Donahue is saved from freezing on a winter night in the mountains of Montana by August Hollister. Neither of them expected that what one woman had in mind was a new beginning for them both.

Heartache and a thirst for adventure lead McKensie Stewart and her sister to Wyoming after the death of their parents. With the help of a widowed aunt and a charming horse breeder, McKensie discovers that hope is a cherished promise, and there is no greater gift than love.


Lily Malone has never had a real family or a real Christmas. This holiday season, she might get both. From an orphanage in New York City to the rugged mountains of Colorado, Lily sends out only one wish. But when the time comes, can she give it up so someone else's wish can come true?

Settings: Montana, Colorado, Wyoming
Christmas Short Stories/Western

Now Available!  Amazon | Kobo | B&N | Autographed 

Excerpts from A Home for Christmas
"Alone now, surrounded by a peace she rarely experienced, Katherine pet Crockett in front of the hearth. The fire flickered, causing the flames’ shadows to dance over the log walls. The scent of yeast drifted from the rising loaves of bread waiting on the kitchen counter. Quiet surrounded Katherine and Crockett as they enjoyed a few moments alone before the others woke."  -from CHRISTMAS MOUNTAIN

"The sun shone from the brilliant blue sky, kissing her skin and brightening the freckles scattered across her nose. McKensie Stewart closed her eyes, breathed in the frosty air, and spread her arms wide. She stood on the side of the snow-covered road where the stage coach had dropped them off and relished in the wonderment. They had finally arrived in Wyoming."  -from TETON CHRISTMAS 

Cotter’s Gulch, Colorado—December 1868
Dear God. Please help me find a family. Love, Lily.
The forged wheels whirred and ground against the iron rails as the small window of the train car opened up to the vast landscape of the American West. Miss Abbott told her the same stories over and over again, promising that a new life waited. She wasn’t sorry to see the dingy city disappear four days ago, and she hoped to never see it again. Those memories she wanted to leave far behind." -from LILY'S CHRISTMAS WISH

 Look for the Wycliffe Hotel's Famous Coffee Cake recipe at the end of the book.


Join me this month for a Book Blast and Blog Tour hosted by Book Junkie Promotions. 

The Book Blast will run from November 3-14. 
Gallagher/throw giveaway (US addresses only).  The second drawing will be for an e-book edition of the Gallagher Trilogy (open Intl).

There will be separate giveaways during the book tour the end of November.

Book Blast Schedule
Monday, November 3 Literary Chanteuse

Tuesday, November 4 Unshelfish

Wednesday, November 5 Book Nerd The True Book Addict

Thursday, November 6 So Many Books, So Little Time

Friday, November 7 Bibliotica Let Them Read Books

Monday, November 10 Susan Heim on Writing

Tuesday, November 11 What Is That Book About

Wednesday, November 12 Historical Fiction Connection

Friday, November 14 Passages to the Past

About MK McClintock
MK McClintock spins tales of romance and adventure inspired by the heather-covered hills of Scotland and the majestic mountains of home. With her heart deeply rooted in the past and her mind always on adventure, she lives and writes in Montana.

-2014 RONE Award-Nominee for "Alaina Claiborne"
-Crowned Heart for Excellent from InD'Tale Magazine for "Blackwood Crossing"
-Crowned Heart for Excellence from InD'Tale Magazine for "The Montana Gallagher Collection"

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