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Praise for A Cowboy Christmas An American Tale

Review by Elmore Leonard“It's good and it moves! Tom Van Dyke tells a rousing tale of a young man learning how to cowboy and finding the girl of his dreams. I've written a good 40 western stories but learned a lot from Tom's book.”



Review by Michael Blake“INSPIRING. A Cowboy Christmas reveals the true American West but goes even further. A man and woman who refuse to let a soaring relationship disappear is a sign of life on earth at its best.”

MICHAEL BLAKE, Author of Dances With Wolves


Review by Bob Boze Bell“A GREAT RIDE!”

Bob Boze Bell, True West magazine


Review by Thomas CobbA Cowboy Christmasis a heartfelt tale of a cowboy's roam. A magical story and delightful read for all seasons.”

THOMAS COBB, Author of Crazy Heart


Review by Russ Gibb“The stuff of novels—A masterpiece. A compelling unforgettable journey. Insightful. Uplifting. Heartfelt. A creative narrative with joyful language captivating my imagination.”

RUSS GIBB, Concert Promoter/Educator


Review by Howard Terpning“I'm a narrative painter, so as I read this book, the words drew pictures in my mind. These images are vivid and the story feels real. A Cowboy Christmas An American Tale, is a welcome addition to my library.”



Review by Don CollierA Cowboy Christmas is a warm, well-written tale of a young man discovering himself and the new world during an engaging adventure in the American West. I thoroughly enjoyed the picture painted by the words of Mr. Van Dyke. The book took me back in time and sparked memories of when I was working on old Western films with my friend John Wayne. I look forward to sharing this story with my family.”

DON COLLIER, Western Film and TV Actor


Review by Ken RotcopA Cowboy Christmas An American Tale is a beautiful story for all ages. Not since the work of James Dickey have I read such poetry in a novel. A wonderful remembrance for what the old West once was. Buy the book now - Don't wait for the movie”

KEN ROTCOP, Studio Creative Head of: Embassy Pictures, Hanna-Barbera Productions


Review by Marshall Trimble“Tom Van Dyke has crafted an inspired story of the Old West—Arizona and New Mexico Territories—1873. A well-researched tale of an adventuresome young man, carving out a life that most men can only dream about. Hold on tight. It's a page turner and a fast ride. This magical tale fits like a vintage Stetson and good pair of boots.”

MARSHALL TRIMBLE, Official Arizona State Historian