A Cheyenne Christmas by Caroline Lee

By Caroline Lee

Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory December, 1875 Ash Barker and his brother had almost about equipped their ranch right into a good fortune whilst he went and busted his arm attempting to tame a very nasty mustang. Now they’re headed into Cheyenne’s harsh iciness with fewer palms, and a truly genuine chance of failure. they want somebody else—anyone else—out there with them, to make it via this season. Molly Murray’s dream of possessing her personal bakery went up in flames with the nice Chicago fireplace. She’s been helping her more youthful sisters for the final 4 years, and it kind of feels just like the Cheyenne barren region could be her final likelihood to offer all of them a true domestic. yet nobody will rent her, till she meets the intimidatingly masculine, exceedingly good-looking, and intensely determined Ash Barker. Can their detailed households mix in time to have fun their first actual Cheyenne Christmas?

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But can you imagine the fierce Anzacs and the fighting Turks quietly returning to their trenches after this one day of truce… then firing at each other that afternoon, although they truly knew that the other men were not so much different after all. In one minute’s silence, can you imagine what the Turkish fighters felt when they knew they could hold the high ground … and the rain that lashed them felt like tears of joy. And can you imagine, in one minute’s silence, the moment when the bloodied Diggers finally reached the razored heights of Gallipoli where the Lone Pine grew… to see that the hazy Turkish horizon was as impossible to reach as a castle in the clouds.

But can you imagine the fierce Anzacs and the fighting Turks quietly returning to their trenches after this one day of truce… then firing at each other that afternoon, although they truly knew that the other men were not so much different after all. In one minute’s silence, can you imagine what the Turkish fighters felt when they knew they could hold the high ground … and the rain that lashed them felt like tears of joy. And can you imagine, in one minute’s silence, the moment when the bloodied Diggers finally reached the razored heights of Gallipoli where the Lone Pine grew… to see that the hazy Turkish horizon was as impossible to reach as a castle in the clouds.

In one minute’s silence, you can imagine the Anzacs strengthening their front lines as if to fight through every hour of every day of the bitter Turkish winter… yet in secret they were preparing to leave the cliffs and beaches of Gallipoli seven days before Christmas in 1915. But can you imagine, in one minute’s silence, as the Turkish fighters looked down from the cliffs… that the Anzacs were binding their boots in cloth, leaving presents and notes, and rifles rigged to fire, and about to make their way down to the sea and the waiting ships.

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