Holiday on the Range
A Christmas Western Collection
October 15, 2018
Available in: e-Book
Five bestselling authors deliver classic tales of holiday love on the range.
Christmas Cowboy by Diana Palmer
(originally published November 1997 in the anthology Lone Star Christmas…and Other Gifts by Silhouette Books)
Corrigan Hart isn’t the marrying kind, but he has always wanted Dorie Wayne all the same. The ironhearted rancher can’t admit how much the enticing, yet innocent, Dorie means to him—until she leaves small-town Texas for the big city. When a fateful Christmas encounter brings him face-to-face with his long-lost love, will these star-crossed lovers find happiness under the mistletoe?
A Stone Creek Christmas by Linda Lael Miller
(originally published December 2008 in Silhouette Special Edition #1939 and within the November 2011 2-in-1 Holiday in Stone Creek)
Stone Creek veterinarian Olivia O’Ballivan communicates easily with animals…not so much with handsome men like rancher Tanner Quinn. Sparks fly when Olivia cares for his daughter’s pony, and it’s not long before she finds herself conspiring with twelve-year-old Sophie to get Tanner into the Christmas spirit. But will a holiday miracle transform Tanner into a rancher—and family man—for all seasons?
Whitehorse Christmas Showdown by B.J. Daniels (originally published as The Mystery Man of Whitehorse (Nov 2007 HI #1024) and Classified Christmas (Dec 2007 HI #1020))
Christmas Rescue at Mustang Ridge by Delores Fossen (originally published December 2012 in Harlequin Intrigue #1389)
Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates (originally published October 2017 by Harlequin)
Susan Spaeth Kyle, aka Diana Palmer, is a former newspaper reporter, with sixteen years experience on both daily and weekly newspapers. She began selling romance novels in 1979 and now writes as Diana Palmer for three New York publishing houses: Mira Books (mainstream romances), Silhouette Books (contemporary series romances), and Fawcett Books (historical romances). Kyle has over 95 books in print, translated and published around the world. Her awards include seven Waldenbooks national sales awards, four B. Dalton national sales awards, two Bookrak national sales awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award for series storytelling from Romantic Times, several Affaire de Coeur awards, and two regional RWA awards. In 1998, a Japanese Harlequin reader poll gave her Silhouette Desire novel, The Patient Nurse, its favorite book of the year award.
She is listed in numerous publications, including Contemporary Authors by Gale Research, Inc., Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers by St. James Press, The Writers Directory by St. James Press, the International Who's Who of Authors and Writers by Meirose Press, Ltd., and Love's Leading Ladies by Kathryn Falk.
She is a member of the Native American Rights Fund, the American Museum of Natural History, the National Cattlemen's Association, the Archaeological Institute of Amenca, the Planetary Society, The Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Sheriff's Association, and numerous conservation and charitable organizations. Her hobbies include gardening, archaeology, anthropology, iguanas, astronomy and music.
She has been married to James Kyle since 1972. They have one son, Blayne Edward, born in 1980, who is pursing a law enforcement career in college. She has a sister, Dannis Cole, who lives in Utah and is also back at college, finishing her degree. Dannis has two daughters, Amanda Belle Hofstetter, a high school senior planning a career as a physician, and Maggie, who is in grammar school.
Susan herself went back to college as a day student at the age of 45, inspired by her husband James, who quit a blue-collar manufacturing job to return to school and get his diploma in computer programming. He retired from his own computer business in 1998 and now pursues skeet shooting medals in local, state, national and international competition. Susan graduated summa cum laude from Piedmont College, Demorest, GA, in 1995 with a major in history and a double minor in archaeology and Spanish. She was named to two honor societies (the Torch Club and Alpha Chi), and was named to the National Dean's List. In addition to her writing projects, she is currently working on her master's degree in history at California State University. She hopes to specialize in Native American studies.