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Peek Inside Saving the Sheriff

Every year, free-spirited Frankie Sylva banishes her holiday loneliness with good deeds. This time, she’s rescuing a truckload of neglected reindeer—until a blizzard sidetracks her scheme. When local sheriff Red LeClair finds her half-frozen and trespassing on Three River Ranch, he has no choice but to take her back to the ranch and keep an eye on her. But when the power goes out, Red and Frankie are forced to depend on each other in a way that both have avoided for years. Will Red be the one Frankie rescues this holiday?

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5-star Gold-Seal review from Reader’s

The power might be out…but the heat is on.

Every year, free-spirited Frankie Sylva banishes her holiday loneliness with good deeds. This time, she’s rescuing a truckload of neglected reindeer—until a blizzard sidetracks her scheme, and now she’s stuck…literally.

Local sheriff Red LeClair is shocked to find a very cute, half-frozen woman trespassing on Three River Ranch in a ditched rig, with a suspiciously empty trailer. Is she a horse thief? Is she on the run? Is she out of her mind? He has no choice but to take her back to the ranch and keep an eye on her.

But when the power goes out, Red and Frankie are forced to depend on each other in a way that both have avoided for years. The sheriff’s quiet holiday is suddenly festive: a crackling fire, candles, carols, and an irresistible stranger…who might be a felon.

Previously released as part of the Stranded with a Hero anthology. Now available individually!



"There is nothing sweeter than being snowbound in a cabin during the holidays..." - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
"I highly recommend this sweet love story." -Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
"Be ready to put a smile on your face because this story is definitely going to do it." - Read Your Writes Book Reviews, 5 stars
"Love the humor... Book and series not to be missed..." -Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
", light and entertaining the entire way through." -Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
"Who can resist a return visit to Three River Ranch?" -Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
"... makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside..." -Amazon reviewer, 5 stars



Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633750265
Series: Three River Ranch, Book 3.5
Release Date: Jul 28, 2014
Page Count: 119
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary, cowboys, holiday romances, law enforcement/firemen
Tropes: forced proximity

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By Roxanne September 25, 2015

Loved it because I got to riff on old favorite Christmas carols. That was so much fun! (Also, I have to love it, cuz I wrote it. Right?) ...more

By Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms September 11, 2014

*I received a free ARC of Saving the Sheriff from Entangled: Bliss via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Cute, funny and filled with lots of snow but still some hotness, Saving the Sheriff is a great Christmas novella.

This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Con ...more

By Lori December 18, 2017

3.5 stars

Fun, quick, holiday romance. I haven't read the rest of the series and had no problem jumping in on this one. I just happened to pick this up when I was looking for holiday romances and it was free, so I grabbed it. Definitely worth it but I'm on the fence about reading the rest of the seri ...more

By Angie April 30, 2020

+Frankie is rescuing reindeer! Well, they're elk being used as reindeer. She also is kinda committing grand theft auto...
+Red attempts to bring her in for question, but they're caught in the blizzard. And stranded together is my second favorite romance trope.

-Use protection! ...more

By Jen_C March 31, 2018

3.75 stars ...more

By Anna's Herding Cats February 09, 2018

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posting to blog 12/10/18)

Oh my gosh. So cute. Like, seriously, so flipping cute! Saving the Sheriff... total warm Christmas fuzzies. Yall!

The Gist: Sometimes a girl has to kidnap a herd of reindeer while dressed as an elf. And ...more

By Pat July 29, 2014

Frankie Sylva, teacher, volunteer, animal lover, Christmas Elf, is in a rescue attempt way out her comfort zone. It started simply enough, but karma and the weather have done her in. She is stuck in a freezing snow storm, her vehicle is off the road and she's in a flimsy elf costume! Plus, it's Chri ...more

By *P July 30, 2014

3.5 Star Review
This is a novella about Red the sheriff in town and Frankie. Both are alone on Christmas and Frankie's caring but possibly illegal behavior and a blizzard put her on Red's radar. Red dealing with his first Christmas since his divorce is helping Rory and Carson out by helping at Three ...more

By Erinne July 25, 2014

I really enjoyed this novel. It was fun, light and entertaining the entire way through. It was wrapped up nicely at the end, and even though I hadn't read any other novels in the series it didn't make me feel I had missed anything. Would highly recommend it. ...more

By Romancing the October 10, 2019

Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by the publisher

This was a quick read since it's a novella and Saving the Sheriff fits right in with the Three River Ranch series especially since most of it takes place on the ranch.  We are introduced to new characters and catch up with many we've met before and ...more

By Linda November 24, 2017

Loved it! The story had great main characters, an interesting, different kind of plot mixed with a lot of humor. It was also emotional without being so heavy you got weighted down in it. You could feel the loneliness of both of them but also it was easy to care that things would work out for them.
Se ...more

By Sophie January 27, 2017

Frankie Sylva is all about good deeds yet her latest one seems to have gotten her into a little bit of trouble, both with the law and the weather. When she got the idea to rescue some reindeer, she had no idea that she would get stuck in the blizzard. Running into Red LeClair the local sheriff was n ...more

By Ayekah December 30, 2017

Fantastic little read, I loved it! It had it all, funny, steamy, cold, the shadows and one sassy gal with a huge heart and smarts and one scrooge like Sheriff who snags her on Christmas Eve. He hates Christmas. When a blizzard comes in and strands her, he promptly brings her back to the farm and tri ...more

By Heather December 28, 2018

Saving The Sheriff is a quick and fun read that has no harsh cursing and no on-page sex. Frankie was a bit of a hot mess, but she's a hilarious hot mess, so that makes her ridiculously likable. Red was grouchy and closed off, but he was also a really great character, and I found myself rooting for t ...more

By Donna June 03, 2019

The sheriff and the elf

What a cute story to read and it didn't matter that it was set during Christmas and it is June. Red(Rudolph) the sheriff comes across a lady in distress (Frankie) dressed in an elf costume, on the ranch he is watching for friends, during a blizzard. She has removed the reindee ...more

By Jackie November 30, 2017

Kind of a sweet story, though it was a short story -only took me about 1 & 1/2 hours to read. There were some things that were a bit confusing, like I might have missed something in a previous book, not enough to hurt the enjoyment. The characters were likable, with the odd humor thrown it made for ...more

By Eileen December 31, 2017

Frankie Sylvia & Sheriff Red LeClair
Frankie is caught red handed at the ranch unloading reindeer by Red and they are both caught in a blizzard. What a good match for one another. I liked her positive spin on life and how she wants to do good. How perceptive she is about reading Red so clearly and se ...more

By MaryAnn January 07, 2018

Just finished Saving the Sheriff. Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beautifully done. I’m not a huge fan of novellas, prefer a big meaty book, but this one was perfectly paced and believable, with a plausible though zany premise, and left me satisfied. A very sweet Christmas/winter romance with very likeable ch ...more

By Ellen November 26, 2017

Cute story he goes by Red, short for Rudolph, she has elk outfit on. Doing good deeds at this time of year, to off set the loneliness. Letting reindoor loose, rig and trailer not hers, and she is stuck. Who finds her, but the sheriff, taking her back to his house. With out power, could they find mor ...more

By Tracy December 08, 2017

This was a great Christmas story! Frankie gets stuck in a snow drift with a truck that is not hers with a trailer attached. Red is staying at Three River Ranch while the owners are away and finds Frankie. Due to the blizzard, Red takes her to the house instead of jail. Frankie's enthusiasm for the h ...more

By Victoria December 27, 2017

I've a smile on my face!

I throughly enjoyed this quick visit to Three River Ranch. The characters were wonderful and real and kept my intetest throughout. A lovely Christmas novella which I recommend you read 😊 ...more

By Nancy January 02, 2019

Lonely-hearted sheriff rescues a Christmas elf

Two lonely hearts meet in a blizzard at Christmas. Let a little Christmas magic warm your heart with this beautiful story. Highly recommended! ...more

By Meryl December 06, 2018


A very sweet snowed in at Christmas story. The sheriff is spending his first Christmas alone after his divorce by looking after his friends wild mustang sanctuary. Along comes an elf who is saving five ‘Rudolphs’ from the slaughterhouse. ...more

By Donna January 10, 2018

Roxanne Snopek is one of the authors who writes in the Marietta, MT universe, so when I saw this free short story in a different series of hers I thought I would give it a chance. As far as clean romances so, I liked it. ...more

By Cynthia November 25, 2017


He was watching a friends ranch, she was rescuing some elk. They meet in a snow storm. He is lonely & so is she. Great Christmas love story. ...more

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Roxanne Snopek

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Roxanne Snopek

Stories by USA TODAY bestselling author Roxanne Snopek are a bit like her life: dramatic, emotional and messy, with dogs, cats and other creatures usually underfoot. She believes that the best heroes are cowboys in spirit no matter what they wear and wealthy at heart no matter what they drive. She lives in beautiful British Columbia with her hero of many years and whatever kids and pets happen to be around.

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