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The Christmas Bargain (A Victorian Holiday Romance) Paperback – November 14, 2012
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From the Author
Set in the town of Hardman, Oregon in the 1880s, this series offers a clean, romantic peek into holiday celebrations of the Victorian era.
Although Hardman is a ghost town today, during the late 1800s, it was a thriving town with a variety of businesses, including a skating rink and newspaper office.
Enjoy a holiday journey back in time with the Hardman Holiday series.
The books, in order:
- The Christmas Bargain
- The Christmas Token
- The Christmas Calamity
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Shanna creates character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as "reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian" while her contemporary works have been called "laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way."
She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Sweet Romance Reads, Pioneer Hearts, and Romance Writers of America.
To learn more about Shanna or the books she writes, visit her blog http://shannahatfield.com or follow her on Facebook.
Top Customer Reviews
Side character (Melanie) is presented as a seriously threatening shrew, but then just utterly disappears from the story halfway through. She still lives right in the same tiny town, but poof! Just like that, she's never heard of again, without the issues involving her resolved in any way.
The mother-in-law morphs astonishingly from vicious shrew to cuddly old lady in "zero-to-sixty"...one minute she abhors her new daughter-in-law; the next moment, she adores her.
The dastardly father, criminally abusive and nearly a murderer, suddenly dissolves in tears and is so sorry. Zero-to-sixty again!
There was the sad and glaring lack of commas or other necessary punctuation. These days commas, are used, almost every, other, word. (ARRGH). In this book, though, they were nearly absent totally. Ex:" He walked into the kitchen put his coat on the table it was really warm from the stove." (I made the sentence up but it's a perfect example.) "She grabbed hold of her horse's reins ran fast she jumped up into the saddle." (again, made up but clear example). This happens constantly throughout the book.
But perhaps most glaring of all was the author's apparent lack of knowledge of more than two verb tenses. It's either present or simple past for her. I couldn't find one example of "She HAD put it in the closet". Instead, it would be "She looked for the hat she put in the closet last fall it wasn't there." or "I'll make this pie now, but I wish I made it yesterday." or "When he got there that night he found she made him a cake." GRINDING MY TEETH!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was the first book I read by Shanna Hatfield. I enjoyed it so much...had to have the others!Published 15 days ago by Elaine Burgess
This was the first one I read, it was very good.. I enjoyed it so much n loved Luke n Filly.. So happy for the ending..Published 16 days ago by Gramie2jna
Starting out as a story of a very poor, motherless girl who has been held captive by a violent, alcoholic father who is a drunk, lazy worthless man who is forcing his daughter to... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Kindle Customer
A romance book that was cute and entertaining that tells the true meaning of Christmas. A good story with a happy ending.Published 24 days ago by Karen Koutz