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A Christmas Bargain Title: A Christmas Bargain 
Series: Hope Crossing #2 
Author: Mindy Obenhaus 
Publisher: Love Inspired 
Release Date: November 29, 2022 
Genre: Christian, Contemporary Romance, Christmas 
Can a property dispute… 

Turn into a holiday blessing? 

When single mom Annalise Grant inherits a fledgling Christmas tree farm in Texas, she vows to do whatever it takes to make it a success. But when neighbor Hawkins Prescott claims some of her trees are on his property, the only option is a partnership. As Christmas draws closer, Annalise and Hawkins find themselves growing closer as well. Could a family by Christmas become part of the deal? 


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Why had she thought she could do this?

For once in your life, use a little common sense, Annalise, her mother’s voice echoed in her mind. This is foolishness. What do you know about running a business, let alone a Christmas tree farm?

Coming here had been a mistake. After all, reading about something wasn’t the same as doing it. She’d obviously underestimated the amount of work involved.

Tears pricked her eyes before spilling onto her cheeks.

“There you are.” Hawkins’ raised voice startled her.

She quickly swiped at her tears as he stepped in front of her.

“I wondered where you—” His gaze bore into her, his expression softening. “What’s wrong?”

“I can’t do this.”

He cupped her elbows in his palms, his warmth seeping into her. Confusion marred his handsome face. “Do what?”

“I’m not capable of running a Christmas tree farm.”

“What?” He took a step back. “Why would you think that?”

“Oh, come on.” She shivered. “I didn’t even look to see if there was gas in the mower.”

Hands now on his hips, he shook his head. “Have you forgotten about our collaboration? Our agreement?”

“It doesn’t matter.” They hadn’t signed a formal agreement yet, anyway. “Even my two-thirds of the trees are still too much.”

He dipped his head, urging her to look at him. “You do realize we’re playing catch-up right now? But we will catch up. Once we do that, the maintenance won’t be nearly as overwhelming.”

“There were six of us working today, and we barely made a dent.” To her chagrin, tears fell again, and she turned away.

After a moment, he moved in front of her. “Between Gary’s journals and preparation and your ideas to make this a real destination for families, I have no doubt that you can do this, Annalise. You’ve got my entire family excited about this endeavor. Including me.”

His words washed over her like a healing balm, soothing her disbelieving heart. No one had ever spoken such encouraging words to her before.


Mindy Obenhaus

Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer and the occasional coyote, mountain lion or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and watching the Hallmark Channel.

Connect with Mindy by visiting MindyObenhaus.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


(1) winner will receive a signed copy of A Christmas Bargain and a $25 Amazon gift card!

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