A Thunder Canyon Christmas
December 14, 2020
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
Dive into this heartwarming story of a homecoming at Christmas and finding that family is exactly what you make it by New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne!
Elise Clifton is back in Thunder Canyon for a family reunion—with her newly discovered parents. Finding out she was switched at birth is one thing, but to have a whole town gossiping about her potential relationship with Matt Cates—the tall, dark, gorgeous cowboy she’s known since childhood—is a whole other story.
Ever since he came home to Montana, Matt’s been trying to live down his wild playboy reputation. And the moment he sees Elise again, he doesn’t have eyes for anyone else. Will Matt’s love for Elise become the town’s next big headline? Stay tuned, faithful readers, to see if Thunder Canyon’s most honorable cowboy can persuade Elise to tie the knot with him and turn this Christmas into a true season for giving!
Originally published December 2010 (Montana Mavericks: Thunder Canyon Cowboys) in Silhouette Special Edition #2083 in mass market paperback and eBook.
I'm not one of those people who knew from birth she was destined to become a writer. I always loved to read and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with a book in my hands. To the disgust of my friends, I even enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan. But I had other dreams besides writing. I wanted to be an actress or a teacher or a lawyer. Life took a different turn for me, though, when my mother made me take a journalism elective in high school (thanks, Mom!). I knew the first day that this was where I belonged. After I graduated from college in journalism, I took a job at the local daily newspaper and I reveled in the challenge and the diversity of it. One day I could be interviewing the latest country music star, the next day I was writing about local motorcycle gangs or interviewing an award-winning scientist. Through it all --- through the natural progression of my career from reporter to editor --- I wrote stories in my head. Not just any stories, either, but romances, the kind of books I have devoured since junior high school, with tales about real people going through the trials and tribulations of life until they find deep and lasting love. I had no idea how to put these people on paper, but knew I had to try --- their stories were too compelling for me to ignore. I sold my first book in 1995 and now, more than 40 books later, I've come to love everything about writing, from the click of the computer keys under my fingers to the "that's-it!" feeling I get when a story is flowing. I write full-time now (well, as full-time as I can manage juggling my kids!) amid the raw beauty of the northern Utah mountains. Even though I might not have dreamed of being a writer when I was younger, now I simply can't imagine my life any other way. I love to hear from readers. You can reach me using the form on the Contact Page of my website.