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McKettrick's Choice (Hqn) (original 2005; edition 2010)

by Linda Lael Miller

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Title:McKettrick's Choice (Hqn)
Authors:Linda Lael Miller
Info:HQN Books (2010), Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
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McKettrick's Choice (McKettrick Men Series #3) by Linda Lael Miller (2005)



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I was given this title to read by a friend and did not realize until I looked at the author's web site - after reading the book - that it was the 4th book in a series. I read it as an 'independent' title and thoroughly enjoyed it! The characterizations were strong and wonderful, the conversations lively, and the settings were described so clearly that I could picture each scene, each character, each conversation as clearly in my mind as if I was watching an exhilarating movie about the ol’ west rather than reading a book. I loved it and will be sure to read Linda Lael Miller titles again! I was also very impressed to learn of her scholarships for women on her web site. http://www.lindalaelmiller.com/lindas-scholarship/ Ms. Miller’s philosophy is, “Educate a woman, and countless generations to come will benefit from the investment.” Very inspiring! ( )
  Corduroy7 | Aug 6, 2014 |
On his wedding day, Holt McKettrick gets word that his adoptive father is in trouble, and one of his friends is set to hang. He sets out immediately, leaving his bride behind. Upon reaching San Antonio, he sees another bride burning her wedding dress in the street. Lorelei Fellows is a courageous woman who is taking control of her own life. The two fight like wildcats before finally succumbing to each other.
Although Holt is a little more high-handed and alpha than I usually enjoy in a hero, Lorelei is a match for him in terms of stubbornness and strength, and the book is representative of the attitudes of the time. A very satisfying Western Romance. ( )
  EmScape | Jan 12, 2014 |
One of Miller's best stories, complete in itself with out appearing to be part of a series. ( )
  echarles18 | Dec 11, 2010 |
Linda Lael Miller is known for writing heart-tugging, emotional Western romances, and with MCKETTRICK'S CHOICE, she delivers yet again. The MCKETTRICK BROTHERS TRILOGY began in 2002 with HIGH COUNTRY BRIDE, followed in 2003 with SHOTGUN BRIDE, and finished in 2004 with SECONDHAND BRIDE. The saga now takes a surprising turn in 2005 with MCKETTRICK'S CHOICE, the story of the oldest McKettrick brother, Holt, who was raised away from the iron fist of family patriarch, Angus, and the three brothers from the trilogy-Rafe, Kade, and Jeb.

Holt McKettrick spent a large part of his life as Holt Cavanagh, adopted son of John Cavanagh, a rancher with a spread outside of San Antonio, Texas. Now back in the McKettrick fold-with the tensions and egos that four competing males are bound to bring-Holt is in the process of marrying Miss Margaret Tarquin when a letter from Texas changes his plans.

The short note advises Holt that his adoptive father, John, is about to be driven from his land, and former Ranger buddy, Gabe Navarro, is to be hanged for murder and thievery. Holt, as a McKettrick and a Cavanagh, has no choice but to leave the Arizona Territory and return to Texas to set matters straight.

But upon arrival, mayhem awaits. People have been killed, lands have been burned, and one Miss Lorelie Fellows, who happens to own the land next to John Cavanagh's, is attempting to drive Holt insane.

MCKETTRICK'S CHOICE is Western historical romance at its best-lively characters, a wonderful story line, attention to historic detail, and Ms. Miller's personal brand of story-telling make this book a very enjoyable read. Mystery, suspense, passion, and family duty don't disappoint. ( )
1 vote GeniusJen | Oct 13, 2009 |
Holt McKettrick was a bit stern for me, but Lorelai was wonderful. She picked up and took over her own life just fine. Her father was awful. I was also happy the woman @ the end had no "color" issues. ( )
  saucecav | Feb 19, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0373771010, Mass Market Paperback)

When news came that there was trouble back in Texas . . . Holt McKettrick left a mail-order bride and his family on the spot!
And he never looked back. He just prayed he'd be in time to save the man who had raised him as a son and keep his best friend from the gallows. He knew he'd encounter rustlers, scoundrels and thieves. But he'd never expected to find a woman like Lorelei Fellows.

Setting fire to her wedding dress in the town square probably wasn't the best way to stand her ground.
But Lorelei had had enough. She was sick of men and their schemes. All she wanted was to stake her claim on her own little piece of Texas. And with Holt McKettrick as a neighbor, things were beginning to look up. The man was a straight shooter with a strong will, a steady aim and a hungry heart.

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When news arrived that there was trouble back in Texas, Holt McKettrick left a mail-order bride and his family on the spot. And he never looked back. He just prayed he'd be in time to save the man who had raised him as a son and keep his best friend from the gallows. He knew he'd encounter rustlers, scoundrels and thieves, but he never expected to find a woman like Lorelei Fellows.… (more)

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