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Christmas at Copper Mountain!

Christmas at Copper Mountain, my second story for Tule Publishing’s Montana Born Books is now available exclusively at Amazon as a Kindle download and you can find it here,

I loved Brock and Harley’s story and knew their story could only be a Christmas story as these two need a miracle to bring them together and give them the happy-ever-after they both deserve.  This story is filled with snow flurries, snowballs and snowmen, as well as faith, hope and love.

But if you can handle waiting, do wait to buy Christmas at Copper Mountain until Dec 3rd and 4th as its going to be free for two days then, and I want all my loyal readers to have the chance to read it for free.  Its my way of saying thank you to you.  I would not have this incredible career if it weren’t for all of my readers who love my books and continue to get excited about each new release!


I’m grateful for you, my readers, and so very grateful too for my writer friends that have been there in the trenches with me, encouraging me as a writer, pushing me to grow, and helping me weather storms and change.

My trip to Montana last May with CJ Carmichael, Megan Crane and Lilian Darcy was such an awesome escape.  I was truly inspired by the week long trip with my friends, where we brainstormed, talked story and created our beautiful little town of Marietta that is very loosely based on Livingston, Montana and then…embellished.  :)

It was fun writing Take Me, Cowboy, which is set on the North side of Marietta, and even more fun writing this second story which is set on Brock Sheenan’s rugged, remote cattle ranch in Paradise Valley.  I wrote the story listening to Chritmas music (all Fall long!) and my favorite album for this book has to be Sugarland’s gorgeous Christmas album, Gold and Green.  I shared my holiday playlist at the MontanaBornBooks website,

What is your favorite Christmas carol or song?  Share with me one or two of your favorites in the comments section below and you’ll be entered to win a special Christmas at Copper Mountain prize that includes an Amazon gift certificate, a Starbucks gift card, chocolate, a holiday ornament, and a stack of signed Jane Porter novels.  It’s a one and a half day contest with the winner announced on Monday, December 2nd so be sure to check back by Monday night to see who won!

Happy December to all, and thank you so very much for your friendship and wonderful support.  And please don’t forget to tell your friends that Christmas at Copper Mountain will be free at Amazon for two days on December 3rd!



  1. Quilt Lady says:

    Oh Holly Night and Silent Night has always been favorites of mine. I will tell my sister about your book being free, she loves cowboys also and her birthday is the 2nd and I had her here for dinner tonight. We kind of had a Thanksgiving dinner with the family. So its been a busy week for me.

  2. Michelle says:

    I love any done by Mannheim Steamroller for upbeat cheerful tunes and my all time favorite, Mary, did you know by Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd. Chokes me up each time I hear it as it brings me back to the true reason for the whole celebration.

  3. Natalie says:

    We Three Kings, Old Toy Trains, 2000 Miles, Carol of the Bells…to name just a few. Love, love, love Christmas music. Some songs stay on my iPod year round!

    Looking forward to your new release! Hope you will enjoy the holidays wherever your family gathers :)

  4. Beverly Gordon says:

    in all out honesty id have to say i don’t enjoy them much but every time

    holy night and little drummer boy comes on it puts me in the Christmas mood cheery and loving it

    cant wait for ur next release

  5. Karen B says:

    Oh, Holy Night – I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas – Winter Wonderland. I could go on and on!

  6. Jill F. says:

    I know it is overplayed this time of year, but Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” is still a favorite, I tend to like the more modern Christmas music. Excited to read your Christmas e-book, will definitely download it Tuesday!

  7. Joelle BB says:

    1st Noel.

    I hated it as a child because everyone kept singing it as The 1st Joelle everyday of day of December. It got really old really fast. But then I grew up and mostly everyone stopped taunting me with it. And then I heard a really awesome version of it and fell in love with it all over again.

  8. Katreader says:

    I love Christmas stories and Christmas Carols. Favorites include Carol of the Bells, the Holly and the Ivy, and Sleigh Ride!

  9. kelli grimmett says:

    O Holy Night, and Silent Night are my favorite Christmas songs.

  10. Kathy P says:

    I love O Holy Night and O Come O Come Emmanuel. Both fill me with the joy of Christmas.

  11. Kelly Dunn says:

    O holy night and hark the herald angels sing and joy to the world has always been my favorite Christmas songs. :) I love listening to them in nov and dec. :)

  12. Karen says:

    Another vote for Silent Night..such a sweet and gentle carol.

  13. Shannon Smith says:

    Elvis’s Blue Christmas… just a classic!

  14. judy burr says:

    O Holy Night, and Please Come Home for Christmas

  15. Katy says:

    Hi, Jane! Happy December! My favorite Christmas carols are The Little Drummer Boy and Do You Hear What I Hear? Both give me chills every time I hear them.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  16. Janet Paine says:

    Love the Little Drummer Boy! Pa rum pa pa pum!

  17. Julie Wear says:

    I enjoy Joy To The World and The Twelve Days of Christmas!

  18. Shari says:

    I love Christmas Shoes, brings tears to eyes every year when I listen to it. Love the movie too.

  19. Debi says:

    What Child is This and A Grown-Up Christmas Wish are two of my favorites, but I enjoy all Christmas music. So relaxing to listen to.

  20. Kim says:

    Wow, thanks for the heads up. I have always liked Oh, Come All Ye Faithful.

  21. Lisa Hutson says:

    Have a Holly Jolly Christmas always makes me smile and dance a little. ;-)

  22. Megan E says:

    Silent Night is my fav!

  23. I love the holiday songs that are fun and upbeat. My faves are Have a Holly Jolly Christmas and Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.

  24. Ellen W says:

    My favorites are Come All Ye Faithful….it just give you a all over warm fuzzy feeling, and I can never seem to get thru Silent Night without tears coming down my face. It is especially sweet to hear in German.

  25. Deb McCunney says:

    My favorite is Venite Adoremus Dominum.. The snow lay on the ground… It has been my favorite since I was small. It is joy to sing and I catch myself humming the tune all year long!

  26. When we sing Silent Night, each of us holding a candle, in a dark church on Christmas Eve, it makes me cry. Lovely music, and lovely night.

  27. Jennifer Willis says:

    Silver Bells because it reminds me of shopping with my dad for my mom. I also love “Baby it’s Cold Outside” – such a cozy song!

    Happy Holidays!

  28. shannon peterson says:

    My favorite is the Christmas shoes and being a military wife Ill be home for Christmas is one that always makes me cry those two while both sad and heart felt always remind me of what Christmas is to me

  29. Suzette Temple says:

    For some reason I’ve always loved Little Drummer Boy. Also Joy to the World.

  30. CateS says:

    12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser.

  31. Faye Peters says:

    Oh Christmas Tree,, It was the only Christmas song I could actually play on the piano, and still can from memory.

  32. Melissa in Texas says:

    I love Christmas carols ~ O Holy Night, Winter Wonderland, Silver Bells, Carol of the Bells…
    Seems like I favor the old ones :)

  33. Marge says:

    White Christmas and Little Drummer Boy

  34. diane says:

    Silent Night and O Come all Ye Faithful are my favorites. Best wishes and much happiness.

  35. Lisa Butz says:

    Mine are Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the theme for How the Grinch Stole Christmas, although that might not be an official one.

  36. Gretchen says:

    Traditionally, it’s O Holy Night, but since my son Simon was born, it’s Amy Grant’s “Breath of Heaven”. See my blog post on why….it touches me in ways beyond measure.

    Merry Christmas!

  37. Ranee Wheeler says:

    Nothing can stop and make me think about what the Christmas is really about like O Holy Night. Merry Christmas to all.

  38. Dawn says:

    The Christmas song. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

  39. Cheryl says:

    “O Holy Night” is the song that always touches me in a way no other Christmas song can. The music, the meaning … oh, yes!

  40. So hard to choose just one! I really love Silent Night.

  41. Raven says:

    Santa Clause Coming To Town

  42. Lucy Reynolds says:

    I love all Chritmas music, but o Holy Night and Silent Night give me goose bumps and my favorite newer one is Take A Walk Through Bethlehem. Have a blessed day.

  43. Connie says:

    What Child Is This – performed by Martina McBride, Barefoot Santa Clause – performed by Sonny James

  44. Glenda says:

    I love Go Tell it On the Mountain. Where are you Christmas is a recent favorite of mine.

  45. kledbran says:

    I love “Oh Holy Night”… but I just bought the new Kelly Clarkson CD.. can’t wait to crank that up! Thanks, Jane for always having a smile on your face!

  46. Rosemary Huelsenusch says:

    O Holy Night

  47. Elisabeth says:

    My favorite Christmas song is a danish one that you can sing on the 4 Sundays of Advent.

    Loved your story. I could not wait to buy it so I have already bought it and I´m so loving your “Christmas At Copper Mountain”. It´s such a great story. You did it again :-)

  48. Carrie T. says:

    “Holly Jolly Christmas” or “White Christmas.” “Holly Jolly Christmas” is uplifting and I always want snow for Christmas.

  49. Jean Boehmke says:

    I have two favorite Christmas songs, Silent Night, and Joy to the World. They are both equally wonderful.

  50. Jennifer Huelsebusch says:

    I would have to pick Joy to the World and Silent Night. Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Kathleen Shaputis says:

    Carol of the Bells is my all-time favorite, but I also grew up listening to the King Family and melt to their renditions of Caroling, Caroling; or Some Children See Him. (sigh) Just brings the goodness of the holiday right to my heart.

  52. I love We Need a Little Christmas from Mame, the musical by Jerry Herman.

  53. Shannon Schell says:

    O’ Holy Night and What Child is This?
    Are my absolute favorites :)

    Can’t believe it’s already December 1st!! (Gulp)

  54. Karen Singer says:

    My favorite Christmas song is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Especially the Judy Garland version.

  55. barbara hopkins says:


  56. Diane Siniscalchi says:

    A Child Is Born and My Grown-Up Christmas Wish are two of my favorites, but I also love Mary Did You Know and Away in A Manger. Christmas is my very favorite time of year! I love the music, the colors, and the spirit.

  57. Samantha H. says:

    Silent Night and What Child is This.

  58. Paula Pugh says:

    Sleigh Ride is my absolute favorite & the Christmas season doesn’t officially begin until I get out my cd & turn it up loud! Have Yourself aMerry Little Christmas brings tears to my eyes every time as it reminds me of my mom who passed away near Christmas when I was 29. Love the song, loved my mom.

  59. Lynn Paterson says:

    My favorite Christmas songs are Silent Night and I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Look forward to reading this book…..thx for doing the giveaway! Lynn

  60. Elizabeth Schroedle says:

    O Come All Ye Faithful, We Three Kings and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

  61. Linda Henderson says:

    O Holy Night has always been my favorite but I also enjoy Angels We Have Heard On High and Silent Night.

  62. Little Drummer Boy always gets me.

  63. Julie Freeman says:

    I love Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby and All I Want for Chrisas is You by Mariah Carey.

  64. Jingle bells and silent night

  65. Cindy Moody says:

    Chestnuts Roasting On A Open Fire by Mel Torme.
    Yes, I’m old!

  66. Monica says:

    Last Christmas. But not the Taylor Swift version. I love the Wham! version. You have to see the video…

  67. denise says:

    “Silent Night” for a hymn, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “That Holiday Feeling” for fun, “The Christmas Song” for nostalgia

  68. Sharon A says:

    I love O Holy Night for traditional carols, this one touches me every time I hear it. For the new songs, Mary Did You Know and Grownup Christmas List (Amy Grant versions) are favorites. Those are all songs that put me in the Christmas mood.

    Thanks for the free book, you are so generous to your readers! Merry Christmas!

  69. Denise Swain says:

    My favorite is Carol of the Bells and We Need a Little Christmas!

  70. Melinda Garza says:

    Hi Jane,
    My favorite Christmas song is Feliz Navidad!

    Merry Christmas,

  71. JanieC says:

    I like Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas.”

  72. Runner10 says:

    Love Silent Night.

  73. Ginger Robertson says:

    Hi Jane.
    Some of my favorites are All I want for Christmas is You by Miriah Carey and Last Christmas by George Michael.
    Thank you

  74. Sandie W says:

    Right now my favorite is The Drummer Boy by Mary J Blige

  75. kribss says:

    I use to sing Silent Night to Hamilton, even in the summer to get him to sleep.

    Also love Last Christmas by Wham and Do they know its Christmas? by Band Aid 1984. {love the 80′s!}

  76. Linda from mckinney says:

    Silent night

  77. Little St Nick by the Beach Boys

  78. Linda Mc says:

    Listening to Christmas music and reading Christmas books this time of year is one of my favorite things to do. As for favorite carols, I’ve always loved “Oh Holy Night” and “What Child is This.” Oh, and “Mary Did You Know?”

  79. Cindy Husband says:

    My all time favorite Christmas song is “Little Drummer Boy.” I love all Christmas music and most of them bring tears to my eyes. They always have since my childhood.

  80. Michelle R says:

    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

  81. Karen Wood says:

    I looooove O Holy Night. Mariah Carey does a lovely version, gives me “chicken skin” every time! And “All I want for Christmas is you” either her version, or the one from “Love Actually”, one of my fave holiday movies! But living in Hawaii, you have to love Bing Crosby’s “Mele Kalikimaka” too. :)

  82. girlfromwva says:

    I especially love “Mary, Did You Know?” sung by Kenny Rogers. It is a beautiful song!

  83. kitsune babe says:

    “I’ll be home for Christmas”. Just love it.

  84. Vicki N. Hammons says:

    My favorite Christmas song is Holy Night.

  85. Amanda Gardner says:

    “O Holy Night” by Carrie Underwood, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Lady Antebellum, “Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)” by Il Divo, and “Mary, Did You Know” by Mark Lowry

  86. Donna says:

    I have to say Mariah Carey’s All I want for christmas is my favorite. have to think what else is.

  87. bn100 says:

    jingle bells

  88. Emily B. says:

    Silent Night!!

  89. Janet Wiebe says:

    My favourite Christmas carols are “Mary Did You Know” by Kutless and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Buble. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  90. Meghan Finley says:

    I love that you are giving us a headsup on a freebie. Can’t wait! My favorite is White Christmas but I’m a sucker for a Bing Crosby film especially this time of year

    • Gayle Griswold Pullen says:

      I agree…I used to sing that song with my cousin Patty in harmony…just hanging out with her. Later we sang together in choir and recorded an LP…just for family and school. “White Dhristmas” is still one of my favorite Holiday movies.

  91. Diana Tidlund says:

    Joy to the world and do you hear what I hear

  92. Robin says:

    Oh Come All Ye Faithful

  93. Kristy says:

    Two of my favorites would be Silent Night and Baby It’s Cold Outside.

  94. Rosemary K. says:

    White Christmas. I love the song and the movie with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.

  95. Lisa B says:

    I like mannheim steamroller music and Dominic the Christmas donkey which is kind of a silly song. I like a mix of this and that. If it brings out the fun in me i like it.

    Lisa B

  96. Ruth Bousquet says:

    O Holy Night…but they are all so special this time of year.

  97. Gayle Griswold Pullen says:

    My absolute fav is Adeste Fideles…one the last Christmas’s with my Grandpa Lombardi he sang it a capella at the dinner table. A newer favorite is “Grown Up Christmas List” by Amy Grant (…mostly because it expresses how I feel, and because it is one of my favorites that I sang for our church. Christmas music for me brings out the true Spirit of Christmas!

  98. Cindy Hamilton says:

    I have a crazy one I like Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer!!

  99. GladysMP says:

    I love Silent Night and White
    Christmas, but Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer always brings a chuckle.

    Merry Christmas to all!

  100. Allie says:

    I love Last Christmas by Wham:). For a traditional spin…Winter WOnderland!

  101. karenk says:

    amy grant & Michael w smith Christmas albums :)

  102. Bridget O'Neill says:

    I love O Holy Night and Baby It’s Cold Outside!

  103. Kristeen says:

    My favorite song is A New York Christmas by Rob Thomas!

  104. Robyn L says:

    I love O Holy Night and It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  105. Chanpreet says:

    Jingle Bell Rock and Silent Night are my favorites! One makes me want to dance and the other bask in the calm that is the carol.

  106. Jane Cook says:

    Christmas music is my absolute favorite and I could listen to it year ’round (if my friends didn’t threaten to abandon me!) But of them all, “My Grown-Up Christmas List” is my favorite ‘modern’ song; ‘Carol of the Bells’ is my favorite ‘traditional’ song.

  107. Debbie Clark says:

    Silent Night. It still gives me chills.

  108. Dawn Wicklund says:

    “Mary Did You Know” has become one of my favorites, but I like most of the traditional Christmas carols.

  109. Susan Marro Schwiebert says:

    I found it jane !!!! Christmas wrapping by the waitresses !!! Hope I win !!!

  110. Kimberly says:

    I just love Christmas music!!! Really I have been known to listen to it in the Summer because it makes me happy.

    It is really hard to pick a favorite, but since moving to CA, it is has to be White Christmas, the long version which is rarely played, where he sings about the palm trees, etc.

    This Novella is just wonderful, I ran through so many emotions reading it. I will be letting everyone know they need to get it on Dec 3 and 4th.

    Merry Christmas Jane!


  111. Susan says:

    “We Three Kings” is near and dear. “Silent Night,” too, because my six-year-old and I sing it together.


  112. Gigi says:

    My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. It touches me like no other song does.
    Thank you for the download on the 2nd of December. I love holiday stories.

    I just won a recent blog contest so omit my number, but I wanted to add my two cents with my favorite song.

  113. Lorie says:

    I love “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” sung by She & Him and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” :)

  114. Pam says:

    When I was a child I was in a choir and we sang “Silent Night/Neath the Silent Stars”. I loved it them and I still do. Silent Night is beautiful, but when it is sung with Neath the Silent Stars as a canticle, it is even more special.

  115. Stephanie Gibson says:

    Carol of the Bells is my favorite. I love any version of it. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  116. eli yanti says:

    Last Christmas, O Holy Night and Jingle Bell

  117. Laura Russell says:

    Oh Jane, What a sweet contest!
    My favorite is hark the herald angels sing! Not sure exactly why…

  118. Pia says:

    I love Santa Baby :) But a truly memorable song is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. This is because four years ago, we were at our friend Rose’s home and my husband played his guitar and we all sang this song. Well, last year we lost Rose to brain cancer – this song truly holds a special place in our hearts.

  119. Mary Preston says:

    OH HOLY NIGHT is my favorite. It’s just so incredibly beautiful.

  120. Jean L says:

    Joy To The World has always been my favorite but I like them all.
    I would love to be a winner; this giveaway sounds great. Thanks.

  121. fe y roberts says:

    I like Last Christmas by George Michael.

  122. Tammie Morris says:

    I love all Christmas Songs, but not until after Thanksgiving. Some of my favorites are Silent Night, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Walking in a Winter Wonderland.

  123. SabrinaD says:

    I love a lot of Christmas songs, but I especially love I’ll be home for Christmas and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
    Hope your holiday season is wonderful!

  124. Tracey Fye says:

    My favorite is – “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” :D

  125. Kerry Croucier says:

    For Christmas Music, I am a little odd in that I love listening to Trans-Siberian Orchestra…must be leftover from my high school and college days… otherwise, Frosty the Snowman, Silver Bells, Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer!… I love Christmas music!

  126. Laney4 says:

    I’ve already been “putting the word out” and will continue to do so, Jane!
    I often sing (to myself, when alone in the house) Bing Crosby’s Silent Night. It’s better on his CD, though, LOL!

  127. Mary says:

    My favorite is Silent Night – especially when sung as a solo with acoustic guitar accompaniment. I also love Joni Mitchell’s “River” – so sad yet beautiful.

  128. Jessica M says:

    I love this song called Not This Year by Aly & AJ.

  129. Nicole Laverdure says:

    My favorite song in french is “Sainte nuit” or Holy Night.

  130. I still love any and all Christmas songs by Burl Ives – a classic!

    Lisa McManus Lange

  131. Shannon in Tustin says:

    O Holy Night and What Child is This are my two favorites.

    “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” is a close, close third! :)
    Have a lovely Christmas season, Jane. Don’t work to hard and enjoy your sweet, crazy family!


  132. Library Lady says:

    Our eldest son as a child singing The Little Drummer Boy in the boy’s choir from his school. Now that makes me think of Christmas!

  133. Maureen says:

    Joy to the World is my favorite.

  134. Jane says:

    Loved all the comments and the wonderful support. I truly have the best readers in the world!

    The winner for the special Christmas at Copper Mountain prize is -

    #80 Cindy Husband

    Congrats, Cindy! Send me an email with your mailing information and I’ll get the prize on its way to you.

    Thank you, all!

    Jane xoxo

  135. Karen says:

    Jane, your new book sounds great!

  136. Christy says:

    Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas sung by Judy Garland in, Meet Me In St Louis. It gets me every time! Thanks for this opportunity

  137. Kristi says:

    I loved this book! Thank you!!!

    My favorite holiday song is Merry Christmas, Darling. I sigh just thinking about it!

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