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A Wife by Christmas (Oklahoma Lovers Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Callie Hutton
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Guthrie, Oklahoma, 1906

History teacher Ellie Henderson, has been a thorn in High School Principal Max Colbert’s side ever since he took over three months ago. When she’s not flying by his office, late for her class, with books and papers jumbled in her arms, she’s attending Suffragettes meetings against his orders.

Because of her family connections, Max can’t fire her, but he can certainly find someone to marry her, and keep her busy in the kitchen--and far away from his school. Max soon finds that what seemed like a good idea can turn into disaster when Miss Ellie Henderson is involved. The woman is a master at getting into trouble.

With the Christmas season in full swing, he has many opportunities to introduce her to prospective husbands. However, he gets the uncomfortable feeling that no one is worthy of the minx...

Editorial Reviews


 "A WIFE BY CHRISTMAS is the reason why we read romance...the perfect story for any season."
The Romance Reviews Top Pick


From the Author

 A Wife By Christmas finaled in OKRWA IDA contest, was chosen as The Romance Reviews top pick, and won third place in the Romamce Through the Ages contest.

A Wife by Christmas is the second book in the Oklahoma Lovers series. A Run For Love, #1 is Jesse & Tori's story. #3, A Prescription for Love is Michael's story.

A Run For Love:

TORI HENDERSON wants independence, freedom and no husband.  JESSE COCHRAN wants a new start, far from the crippling effects of a childhood stained by being the whore's kid.

A Prescription for Love:

In Guthrie, Oklahoma in 1903, Heidi Lester wants to prove she's capable of taking care of herself. After being burned once, Michael Henderson wants nothing to do with women, especially his beautiful employee. But spending every day together is chipping away at his resolve.

Product Details

  • File Size: 259 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (December 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006H2A51E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,889 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely charming December 10, 2011
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What a charming, humorous, engaging story. It deserves every bit of five stars. While the story is a follow-up to Miss Hutton's, A Run For Love, this Christmas tale works just as well as a stand-alone. She has managed to give us the fully developed characters and believable plot so often missing in short stories. Check this one out, you won't be disappointed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ellie Henderson and I would be great friends! December 31, 2011
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Ellie Henderson and I would be great friends! It was like following my alter ego had I been born into her world. This beautiful young schoolteacher desired a self-directed, independent life and pushed through the restrictive protocols of her time to grab it with humor, savvy, and finding the romance of her life along the way. Such an endearing and delightful story, perfect at any time but especially engaging at Christmas!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy yourself a Christmas gift! December 17, 2011
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If you decide to buy A Wife by Christmas, you will not be disappointed in this delightful step back in time. A well written, romantic sequel to Ms. Hutton's first novel, A Run for Love, features Ellie Henderson, a turn of the century school teacher, who following in her Aunt Tori's footsteps, is every bit as tenacious, independent and feisty. Handsome principal, Max Colbert has his life, career and future planned. It does not include a headstrong Suffragette who constantly defies his authority and challenges him on all levels. But things do not always turn out as anticipated. Especially when you combine undeniable attraction, an array of comical mishaps, endearing moments and the magic of Christmas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful book! April 30, 2013
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Ellie is such a wonderful character. My only fault with this book is that it wasn't longer. But, considering it was so short it was amazing how involved you could get with the characters in such a short time.
Ellie is so funny you will laugh at her as she leads Max on a merry chase through out the book. It would be interesting to have another book on their lives after marriage. I'll bet living with Ellie would never be boring.
Such a fun book that's impossible to put down.
Anxiously awaiting the story of Rachel and Hunter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful! December 4, 2012
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This is a delightfully charming tale with engaging characters. Though short, I found A WIFE BY CHRISTMAS an enchanting read from start to finish. Ellie Henderson is a willful heroine and Max Colbert a no-nonsense sort of hero. Oil and water at the start of the story, these two are destined for each other, even if they don't realize it. I loved watching their romance bloom, and found the romantic elements wonderfully done. This is a lovely historical novella, a heart-warming Christmas tale and a romance with passion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As with all her books.......... February 14, 2013
By Dana
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Callie Hutton did an amazing job with yet another book. Ellis cracks me up. It was so sweet how Max realized he loved her.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Love Story with Humor! June 17, 2012
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A Wife By Christmas is truly a wonderful read...and don't let the title fool you...this is way more than a Christmas story...this is a fun LOVE STORY complete with humor and tight family bonds!

I enjoyed touching base again with many favorite characters from A Run For Tori & Jesse and Michael and many more.

Max Colbert starts off as a stodgy, disciplined man who doesn't want any type of upheavel in his life. Ellie Henderson is upheavel times ten! Her spirited determination and well meaning ways are just what Max needs to loosen up.

When he comes up with a plan to marry Ellie off to anyone he can think of...all in an effort to get her out of his mind and totally backfires. He realizes his own feelings for her in the process and in between many fun and funny scenes.

You just can't help but fall in love with both Max and Ellie and root for them on their journey.

I will definitely be looking for more books written by Ms. Hutton :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Heartwarming Love Story October 17, 2012
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What a terrific story. I loved the feisty heroine with a mind and a will of her own, and the straight laced and frustrated hero trying to make her behave like a proper lady. Callie writes an awesome love story that made me smile. I've got the first in the series, A Run For Love, on my Kindle right now.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved reading this book. It has some humor to it that I enjoyed. I highly recommend it.
Published 16 days ago by Patricia Gardner
3.0 out of 5 stars fun reading for young who still like fairy tales
Ms Hutton's books are funny, light reading, but not to be taken with any more seriousness than Cinderella. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jane B. Phelps
3.0 out of 5 stars Makes you glad you live in today's culture
Another in the series which is fun, not serious, a good read but gives some history as well.
Published 2 months ago by doriea
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Read From Start To Finish!
A read that was entertaining with many comical and tender moments. Ellie and Max were a perfect match in a read that is a non stop delight from start to finish.
Published 2 months ago by Talking Books
4.0 out of 5 stars fun to read
Loved the book. Real characters so easy to read. Funny scenes that made me laugh out loud in a crowded room.
Published 10 months ago by Doris J. Veley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
I truly enjoy all of Callie Hutton's books. She makes you feel as if you are part of the story!
Published 18 months ago by Teresa
4.0 out of 5 stars A Wife by Christmas (Oklahoma Lovers)
Despite it's short length, this book has well developed characters and an engaging plot. It was fun watching the main characters overcome their dislike of each other. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Carol Ritten Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
This was a delightful, often funny, christmas story that swept me away. I couldn't put the book down, even during a super hectic holiday season, I had to know what happened!
Published on January 14, 2012 by Angela Scavone
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More About the Author

The USA Today best selling author of The Elusive Wife writes both Western Historical and Regency romance, with "historic elements and sensory details" (The Romance Reviews). She also pens an occasional contemporary or two. Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs, two adult children, and daughter-in-law (thankfully all not in the same house), and her top cheerleader husband of thirty-eight years. She also currently waits with bated breath for the birth of twin grandsons. Callie loves to hear from readers, and would welcome you as a "friend" on Facebook. You can contact her through her website:, or write her directly at

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