Merry Christmas in November,
I love writing Christmas romances. Christmas always holds this breathless sense of fun and magic for me. I grew up mostly as an only child, and our family was small, and I always longed to have one of those big Christmas Eves or Christmas days full of family playing games in the snow, cooking together, telling stories, family dinners and baking cookies, snuggling by a fire before attending a Christmas Eve candlelight ceremony. I never got that Christmas, until I started writing Christmas stories set in Marietta.
If you read The Cowboy’s Christmas Homecoming and my first Christmas romance ever—The Christmas Challenge, you will see a theme—lots of snow, finding family/family reunion, forgiveness, giving and also, finding joy in the small moments. My characters enjoy the Marietta Stroll, making or viewing gingerbread houses, visiting Santa, picking out and decorating a tree, a sleigh ride, Sage’s hot chocolate and letting go of the pain that sometimes haunt their pasts so that they can embrace and happier, more fulfilling future (and of course, find love).
The Cowboy’s Christmas Homecoming is book 3 in my Coyote Cowboys of Montana series. I created Rohan Telford, a Special Forces years ago when I wrote Cowboy Come Home as part of the 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo multi-author series. In that book, I wanted to give my cowboy, Boone Telford, a big, loving family full of high achievers because I wanted my young hero to struggle (I know I’m mean) to create his place on the ranch when he arrives home feeling that he hasn’t achieved all that he set out to do.
Rohan Telford has been pushing to have his HEA for a while, and when I was brainstorming the Coyote Cowboys of Montana series with Jane Porter, I knew that one of my Coyote Cowboys was going to be Rohan. But when? I settled on Christmas because of the spiritual elements and also the strong pull of community and family. He has been alienated for years by his choices and action and isn’t sure how he’s going to fit in at home now. He’s so different after a decade plus of service far from his ranching roots.
Because he was coming home, I wanted my heroine—Virginia Lane—to be a hometown girl, his high school sweetheart. She stayed while he left, and now they have a second chance if they are brave enough to take it. Rohan has come home join his family on the ranch, not sure if there is a place for him, but first, he has a task—a promise he needs to carry out for his fallen team leader, and because Christmas is a time of giving, I wanted Rohan to give a lot. Rohan thinks he just has to hand over a letter to his high school guidance counselor, but just like his two Coyote Cowboy brothers who returned to Marietta before him, Rohan must dig deep to accomplish so much more.
I hope you enjoy Rohan and Gin’s love story.
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About the Author.
Sinclair Sawhney is a former journalist and middle school teacher who holds a BA in Political Science and K-8 teaching certificate from the University of California, Irvine and a MS in Education with an emphasis in teaching writing from the University of Washington. She has worked as Senior Editor with Tule Publishing for over seven years. Writing as Sinclair Jayne she’s published fifteen short contemporary romances with Tule Publishing with another four books being released in 2021. Married for over twenty-four years, she has two children, and when she isn’t writing or editing, she and her husband, Deepak, are hosting wine tastings of their pinot noir and pinot noir rose at their vineyard Roshni, which is a Hindi word for light-filled, located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Shaandaar!