A Rancher for Christmas
by Diana Palmer
October 14, 2019
Available in: e-Book
It’s a Christmas miracle in Montana a fan-favorite story from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer, originally published in 1987 as The Humbug Man.
This Christmas, widow Maggie Jeffries unexpectedly encounters a real-life Scrooge: Montana rancher Tate Hollister. Maggie is determined not to let her brand-new neighbor ruin her young son’s holiday…even if her child adores Tate for some reason she can’t fathom.
But there’s more to Tate than his brusque manner. As the holiday season progressed, Maggie discovered that Tate—with his smoldering black eyes and roguish good looks—wasn’t completely immune to the Christmas spirit. In fact, his loving embrace might just be the gift of a lifetime…
Originally published as The Humbug Man November 1987 within the mass market paperback editions of SILHOUETTE CHRISTMAS STORIES anthology for Silhouette Books and October 2013 within the WHITE CHRISTMAS anthology for HQN and December 2014 in eBook by Harlequin.
New York Timesbestselling author Diana Palmer, AKA Susan Spaeth Kyle, was born in Cuthbert, Georgia, the eldest daughter of William and Eloise Spaeth. She and her younger sister, Dannis, were raised in Chamblee, where Susan graduated from Chamblee High School in 1964. The family moved to Cornelia, Georgia, in 1965. Susan married James Kyle in 1972. They have a son, Blayne, who is married to the former Christina Clayton. They are both graduates of Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. They live in Tennessee and have a daughter, Selena Marie Kyle, born in February, 2009. In 1991, Susan returned to college and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia, in 1995. She continues to work on her master's degree in history as time permits. Her first novel as Diana Palmer was published in 1979. She has over 115 novels in print. She has written historical novels as well as contemporary romance, and has produced science fiction, with her novel THE MORCAI BATTALION appearing in hardcover in 2007. Susan's hobbies are gardening, knitting, crocheting, astronomy, archaeology, and animals. She has dogs, cats, birds and lizards.