Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Lawman's Christmas (Linda Lael Miller) - A Book Review

From the publisher:

Love comes home for the holidays in a brand-new McKettrick tale from #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Linda Lael Miller.

The sudden death of the town marshal leaves Blue River, Texas, without a lawman…and twenty-five-year-old Dara Rose Nolan without a husband. As winter approaches and her meager seamstress income dwindles, she has three options. Yet she won’t give up her two young daughters, refuses to join the fallen women of the Bitter Gulch Saloon and can’t fathom condemning herself to another loveless marriage. Unfortunately she must decide—soon—because there’s a new marshal in town, and she’s living under his roof.  With the heart of a cowboy, Clay McKettrick plans to start a ranch and finally settle down. He isn’t interested in uprooting Dara Rose and her children, but he is interested in giving her protection, friendship—and passion.  And when they say “I do” to a marriage of convenience, the temporary lawman’s Christmas wish is to make Dara Rose his permanent wife…

What I thought:

Amazing.  I loved this book.  Just the right touch of stubbornness and heroism in this romantic mix of Clay and Dara Rose.  The setting was excellent too ... the era of stagecoaches, trains and sheriffs ... petticoats, horses and chivalry ...opening up the west ... opening up cold and closed hearts ...A Lawman's Christmas is book 14 in the McKettrick's series and is an excellent continuation or a wonderful stand alone book.

This book by Linda Lael Miller creates warm and loving characters (ok, there are some that you love to hate), beautiful and vivid scenes and moments that will make your heart melt.  It will debut in hardcover and Kindle edition on September 27, 2011 and is available for pre-order now.   

Note:  I received a free galley copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I am pleased to present to you here.  I received no monetary compensation for this review.  KW

1 comment:

Heather said...

I have never actually read anything in this genre, but you have peaked (lol) my interest! Thanks for the info that it can stand alone, because reading 13 books to get to this sounds like too much even for me! I am already groaning 'cuz I am only up to 8 in Evanovich and I started one of the Between the Plums only to find that it takes place after 12. Crap! I'm now on hold until I catch up!