Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Perfect Gift: A Texas Devlins Christmas by Lyn Horner

The Perfect Gift 
A Texas Devlins Christmas
by Lyn Horner

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: October 11, 2015
Publisher: Lyn Horner
Genre: Holiday Western Romance
Print Length: 68 pages
Available from: Amazon
It’s Christmas 1885 and everyone is gathering to celebrate at the River T ranch. The day promises a feast and fellowship for all, but surprises lay ahead.

Nora Taylor adores Vittorio Medina. He’s been her best friend all of her young life, but now she wants more than friendship from him. She’s too young, he insists while fighting his own growing feelings for her. Besides, she is the boss’s daughter. He’s just a poor cowboy of Mexican blood. They can never be together.

Although Nora refuses to accept what Vittorio says, she’s afraid he will go off and marry someone else before she is old enough to fight for his love. This Christmas threatens to bring her more pain than joy until a special gift offers hope.

The Perfect Gift: A Texas Devlins Christmas by Lyn Horner

The Perfect Gift: A Texas Devlins ChristmasChristmas is a time for joy, for companionship, for friends and neighbors to get together, setting aside differences and embracing peace on Earth for all. But the rest of the year these priceless moments are forgotten and the barriers of race, power and wealth stand between two best friends who are discovering more mature feelings as they grow. Nora is the daughter of the wealthy owner of the Taylor farm. Vittorio is a poor cowboy of Mexican descent and Nora’s father is his boss. Theirs is a forbidden love.

Can Vittorio keep sending her away when his heart needs her so much? Determined to prove himself worthy, Vittorio will test both of their resolves, while Nora’s gifted mother gives her the courage to wait for her destiny, for the love of her life to give in to Fate’s call.

Love is timeless, a gift, and even on a late nineteenth century farm love must learn to be patient and wait. The Perfect Gift by Lyn Horner blends her love of the paranormal with life long ago as the magic of the season, once again, blossoms in the shape of youthful longing. Ms. Horner uses her words wisely and creates a familiar tale of forbidden love in a time when life required more grit, and a boy enters manhood by proving himself in the eyes of those around him. A short, but heartwarming tale of young love at the Holidays.

I received this copy from Lyn Horner as part of the Silver Belles & Stetsons Anthology in exchange for my honest review.



  1. Thank you, Dii, for such an eloquent, beautiful review. I so agree-- love is timeless, a gift. And something about the forbidden love of these teens warmed my heart and gave me such hope for their future.

  2. Another great review! Thank you for taking the time to read each story in the Silver Belles and Stetsons Christmas Anthology.

  3. Thanks, Di, for your review. Lyn is a good writer and will appreciate your time, as do all the authors in this anthology.

  4. Dii, thank you for your review. We appreciate your support of Silver Belles and Stetsons Christmas Anthology.

  5. What a beautiful and heart-felt review, brought tears to my eyes!

  6. Thank you so much for your lovely review, Dii! You caught the spirit of Nora ad Vitorio's story perfectly. ~Lyn