The Christmas Bargain, (Hardman Holidays, #1) by Shanna Hatfield

The Christmas Bargain, (Hardman Holidays, #1)

Luke Granger is about to get more than he bargained for…As owner and manager of the Hardman bank, Luke Granger is a man of responsibility and integrity in the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town. Calling in a long overdue loan, Luke finds himself reluctantly accepting a bargain in lieu of payment from the shiftless farmer who barters his daughter to settle his debt.Philamena Booth is both mortified and relieved when her father sends her off with th...


Details The Christmas Bargain, (Hardman Holidays, #1)

TitleThe Christmas Bargain, (Hardman Holidays, #1)
Author
Release DateNov 13th, 2012
PublisherShanna Hatfield
LanguageEnglish
GenreHoliday, Christmas, Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Romance
Rating

Reviews The Christmas Bargain, (Hardman Holidays, #1)

  • Vicki
    2017-11-13
    Sweet and emotional perfect for ChristmasThis book was set in Hardman Oregon and gave us a look at Luke Granger and Philomena Luke is such a strong presence in the town and when he strikes a bargain with one of the townspeople, he ends up in an unexpected situation. As the story grows in emotion and details the kind of person Luke is begins to come to light. Rich characters full of life and personality fills each page. I thoroughly enjoyed this s...
  • Joleen
    2015-11-14
    Fairly sweet but way too simple of a story. No real highs and no real lows. Started out good, but the writing was so, so unremarkable that I'm quite sure I will forget it in about a week. It was good, just needs tweaking and more conflict, perhaps more time delving into particulars.Example: Philomena has been beaten down, and keeps her head downcast all the time in the first chapter. By the time the next chapter comes around she accepts complimen...
  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    2014-09-08
    I loved the setting and time period of this one. Based on the real town of Hardman, Oregon (which is now a ghost town) it was easy to step back in time and imagine what life would have been like back then. I liked that it took place around the early 1890’s and I liked how the author worked in their “modern” inventions into the story. It’s fun to think about how things we take for granted now used to be a nifty invention back then. I liked...
  • Judy Esposito
    2014-04-26
    Wonderful, Clean, Romantic, and Christmas all in one Book!This is the very first book I have read by Shanna Hatfield back in Nov. 2013 and have fallen in love with the way she writes. I have since read everything she has written and wait impatiently for the next. The Christmas Bargain is such a sweet romance that you just hate to see it end. Luke is my ideal of a strong but sensitive and caring hero. Philamena our heroine, is a lovely, sweet youn...
  • Joanie Bruce
    2014-11-20
    I struggled with how I would rate this book. The plot was developed sufficiently, the characters were believable, and the story progressed and was interesting enough to hold my attention; however, the numerous occurrences of “head-hopping” were extremely distracting, and the frequent grammatical errors were irritating.What I liked: The main characters were likable, and grew in personality until the end of the story. I found myself sympathizin...
  • Kayla Thomas
    2013-11-24
    Romantic fun for the holidays! I so enjoyed watching Filly and Luke fall in love. Once again, Shanna Hatfield transported me to a small 1890's town full of quirky characters. I always appreciate the strong, capable women Hatfield writes. They may get swept off their feet, but they are able to stand on them too and fend for themselves.
  • Aerykah
    2015-11-13
    This book was pretty good. Close to 4 stars, but not quite. I did enjoy it and I might read the rest of the series-- we'll see.
  • Arlena
    2014-12-27
    Book Description.... "Luke Granger is about to get more than he bargained for…As owner and manager of the Hardman bank, Luke Granger is a man of responsibility and integrity in the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town. Calling in a long overdue loan, Luke finds himself reluctantly accepting a bargain in lieu of payment from the shiftless farmer who barters his daughter to settle his debt.Philamena Booth is both mortified and relieved when her father...
  • Jeffrey
    2014-11-14
    Luke Granger is the prosperous owner of the town of Hardman's bank in 1890's Eastern Oregon. He seeks to collect a long overdue loan from the shiftless and drunkard farmer Alford Booth. Unable to repay, Alford recklessly offers his only daughter to Luke as repayment. Philamena Booth has been held virtual captive for a decade under the cruel hand of her father and is both relieved and apprehensive to go with Luke as his housekeeper and cook in ord...