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Historical McKettrick Series

I love Linda Lael Miller’s western historical novels so much. I stumbled upon some of her books at Barnes and Noble because her books are always displayed and they are hard to miss. Since I’ve first discovered her novels I’ve tried to get as many of her wonderful books as possible. She also writes contemporary romances but I like her historicals more. I especially like her McKettrick series because it starts in the 1800’s but the series continues for a couple more generations until it’s in the present. You see how the ancesters of the present McKettrick have influenced the whole family line and that is so wonderful the read. I read the series a bit out of line last year but I finally got all the books in the series and have started reading it all from the beginning. The series has 9 novels so far and I think there are going to be more in this series because there are a lot of McKettricks. So I guess you’ve noticed that this week I’ve been reading all the books in the McKettrick series and what a series it is.
McKettrick’s Choice is the fourth book in the series and continues the story of the stubborn, hardheaded and very manly McKettrick men. This book is Holt McKettrick’s story and it is one fascinating tale to read because it is one problem after another, which makes the novel so much more interesting to read. In this book we meet other interesting characters that make the lives the the McKettrick men so much more interesting. Holt’s family before he came to McKettrick lands are in trouble and he needs to go back to help them. In the first novel you found out that Angus McKettrick is feeling old and wants his wild sons to settle down and give him grandchildren. So he has come up with a contest which says that the first son to get married and give him a grandchild will have control over the ranch when he has seen fit to retire. This causes a big rift between the brothers that causes them to run in search of wives. Rafe is married to Emmeline and have a lovely baby girl as does Kade and Mandy and Jeb and Chloe. Now it’s Holt’s turn to find his lady love who is going to put up a hell of a fight just like the other McKettrick women.
In comes the stubborn Lorelei Fellows who has been neglected all her life by her father because she wasn’t her dead brother. Holt and Lorelei do not rub each other the right way throughout the book but you know they will end up together sooner or later. This book is such a good read that I finished it up in one day and I instantly picked up the fifth book in the series wanting to read more about these fascinating McKettrick men and women and the trouble they get into. I also think that the McKettrick men pick out very strong willed women to marry and they keep these McKettrick men on their toes. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
McKETTRICK’S CHOICE $ 7.99 (Book 4)(359 Pages)

McKettrick's Choice by Linda Lael Miller

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.
I love Linda Lael Miller’s western historical novels so much. I stumbled upon some of her books at Barnes and Noble because her books are always displayed and they are hard to miss. Since I’ve first discovered her novels I’ve tried to get as many of her wonderful books as possible. She also writes contemporary romances but I like her historicals more. I especially like her McKettrick series because it starts in the 1800’s but the series continues for a couple more generations until it’s in the present. You see how the ancesters of the present McKettrick have influenced the whole family line and that is so wonderful the read. I read the series a bit out of line last year but I finally got all the books in the series and have started reading it all from the beginning. The series has 9 novels so far and I think there are going to be more in this series because there are a lot of McKettricks.
Secondhand Bride is the third book in the series and continues the story of the stubborn, hardheaded and very manly McKettrick men. This book is Jeb McKettrick’s story and it is one fascinating tale to read because it is one problem after another, which makes the novel so much more interesting to read. In this book we meet other interesting characters that make the lives the the McKettrick men so much more interesting. In the first novel you found out that Angus McKettrick is feeling old and wants his wild sons to settle down and give him grandchildren. So he has come up with a contest which says that the first son to get married and give him a grandchild will have control over the ranch when he has seen fit to retire. This causes a big rift between the brothers that causes them to run in search of wives. Rafe is married to Emmeline, who miscarried her first child in the second novel and Kade and Amanda Rose aka Sister Mandy are happily married. Well now it’s Jeb who is left to be married but he’s already married isn’t he? Well that’s what he’s always said to his brothers but where is this wife?
In comes the hellion Chloe Wakefield who is the wife that Jeb has been bragging about since he returned to the Triple M ranch. Well Chloe and Jeb have a very complicated relationship because Chloe says they are in fact married while Jeb says they really aren’t married. Who to believe? Well you’ll figure that out as you read the book. Chloe and Jeb go through so much that it makes you feel like you just want to shake them and tell them to stop being stupid and just make up. You find out a very big secret that Angus has been keeping from his sons all their lives in the first book and I really don’t want to say what it is now. But there is also another character that has shaken the McKettrick family up and his name is Holt Cavanagh. He has a big role in the McKettrick family that you find out in the first, second and third novel. He’s so important that he has his own book. This book is such a good read that I finished it up in one day and I instantly picked up the fourth book in the series wanting to read more about these fascinating McKettrick men and the trouble they get into. I also think that they pick out very strong willed women to marry and they keep these McKettrick men on their toes. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
SECONDHAND BRIDE $ 7.99 (Book 3)(433 Pages)

Secondhand Bride by Linda Lael Miller

To win his father’s ranch, a hard-living cowboy settles down and takes a wife—another man’s wife!
The youngest McKettrick’s brother, Jeb, is a wild one who never could stay out of trouble. And trouble is what he gets when he proposes to Chloe Wakefield. No sooner had he and the pretty schoolteacher tied the knot than Jeb discovers she’s already married! After a major dustup with Chloe in a Tombstone barroom, an irate Jeb hightails it back to the Triple M Ranch, certain that his chances of winning the spread in a marriage race with his brothers are dashed. Now Chloe has come to Indian Rock, hoping to find her beloved uncle John and a much-needed teaching post. But when she unexpectedly crosses paths with Jeb, her rage—and passion—flare even stronger than back in Tombstone. Chloe never intended to mislead Jeb about her previous marriage to a scoundrel of a man. But when she finds out Jeb needs a bride and a baby in order to inherit the Triple M, she is livid.

Learning to trust will be the hardest part of this mixed-up marriage—until a stagecoach robbery and the return of a dangerous stranger prove to Jeb and Chloe that they need each other to love and honor as long as they both shall live.

I love Linda Lael Miller’s western historical novels so much. I stumbled upon some of her books at Barnes and Noble because her books are always displayed and they are hard to miss. Since I’ve first discovered her novels I’ve tried to get as many of her wonderful books as possible. She also writes contemporary romances but I like her historicals more. I especially like her McKettrick series because it starts in the 1800’s but the series continues for a couple more generations until it’s in the present. You see how the ancesters of the present McKettrick have influenced the whole family line and that is so wonderful the read. I read the series a bit out of line last year but I finally got all the books in the series and have started reading it all from the beginning. The series has 9 novels so far and I think there are going to be more in this series because there are a lot of McKettricks.
Shotgun Bride is the second book in the series and continues the story of the stubborn, hardheaded and very manly McKettrick men. This book is Kade McKettrick’s story and it is one fascinating tale to read because it is one problem after another, which makes the novel so much more interesting to read. In this book we meet other interesting characters that make the lives the the McKettrick men so much more interesting. In the first novel you found out that Angus McKettrick is feeling old and wants his wild sons to settle down and give him grandchildren. So he has come up with a contest which says that the first son to get married and give him a grandchild will have control over the ranch when he has seen fit to retire. This causes a big rift between the brothers that causes them to run in search of wives. Rafe is now married to Emmeline and they are expecting a child so it looks like Rafe is winning this contest but his younger brother Kade is not far behind because he has a couple of mail-order brides waiting for him to chose which he will marry.
In comes Sister Mandy who you met in the first novel. She is the one who fascinates Kade not the 6 mail-order brides vying for his attentions and proposal of marriage. They go through so much that it makes you feel like you just want to shake them and tell them to stop being stupid and just make up. You find out a very big secret that Angus has been keeping from his sons all their lives in the first book and I really don’t want to say what it is now. But there is also another character that has shaken the McKettrick family up and his name is Holt Cavanagh. He has a big role in the McKettrick family that you find out in the first novel and second novel. This book is such a good read that I finished it up in one day and I instantly picked up the third book in the series wanting to read more about these fascinating McKettrick men and the trouble they get into. I also think that they pick out very strong willed women to marry and they keep these McKettrick men on their toes. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
SHOTGUN BRIDE $ 7.99 (Book 2)(432 Pages)

Shotgun Bride by Linda Lael Miller

One special lady will help this cowboy lawman win his father’s ranch—and steal his heart in the bargain….
Kade McKettrick’s got five mail-order brides-to-be camped out at the local hotel, all more than eager to provide him with the heir that will win him the Triple M ranch. But Kade, the newly appointed marshal, has his hands full with a troublesome outlaw gang. Why, then, is he so easily distracted by pretty “Sister Mandy”—who most assuredly is not the nun she claims to be?

On the run from her outlaw stepfather, Mandy Sperrin hides beneath her solemn disguise, and vows to keep her wild, passionate nature from the respectable citizens of Indian Rock. Yet when the handsome marshal makes it clear that he wants her, Mandy gives in to her heated desires….

Despite the secrets that may lure them both perilously close to danger, Kade knows that proposing marriage may be the only was to keep this spirited woman by his side. But are her ties to a shadowed past more threatening—and closer—than Kade knows? His strong, sensual embrace may charm Mandy’s wild heart—but will she surrender to a lifetime of his deep and powerful love?

I love Linda Lael Miller’s western historical novels so much. I stumbled upon some of her books at Barnes and Noble because her books are always displayed and they are hard to miss. Since I’ve first discovered her novels I’ve tried to get as many of her wonderful books as possible. She also writes contemporary romances but I like her historicals more. I especially like her McKettrick series because it starts in the 1800’s but the series continues for a couple more generations until it’s in the present. You see how the ancesters of the present McKettrick have influenced the whole family line and that is so wonderful the read. I read the series a bit out of line last year but I finally got all the books in the series and have started reading it all from the beginning. The series has 9 novels so far and I think there are going to be more in this series because there are a lot of McKettricks.
High Country Bride is the first book in the series and introduces the stubborn, hardheaded and very manly McKettrick men. This book is Rafe McKettrick’s story and it is one fascinating tale to read because it is one problem after another, which makes the novel so much more interesting to read. In this book we meet the three McKettrick brothers, Rafe the oldest, Kade the middle brother and Jeb the youngest and their father Angus. You also meet their trusted and loving housekeeper Concepcion who has been with the McKettrick’s since her beloved husband was killed. You also find out that Angus McKettrick is feeling old and wants his wild sons to settle down and give him grandchildren. So he has come up with a contest which says that the first son to get married and give him a grandchild will have control over the ranch when he has seen fit to retire. This causes a big rift between the brothers that causes them to run in search of wives.
In comes Emmeline Harding a mail-order bride with a past that she doesn’t know if she should tell her new husband Rafe McKettrick. They go through so much that it makes you feel like you just want to shake them and tell them to stop being stupid and just make up. You also find out a very big secret that Angus has been keeping from his sons all their lives. This book is such a good read that I finished it up in one day and I instantly picked up the second book in the series wanting to read more about these fascinating McKettrick men and the trouble they get into. I also think that they pick out very strong willed women to marry and they keep these McKettrick men on their toes. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
HIGH COUNTRY BRIDE $ 7.99 (Book 1)(435 Pages)

Linda Lael Miller

One ranch. Three sons. Only one will inherit…and on one condition.
Tired of waiting for his sons to settle down, Arizona-territory rancher Angus McKettrick announces a competition: the first son to marry and produce a grandchild will inherit Triple M ranch. Now, three distinctly different, equally determined cowboys are searching high and low for brides.

If Emmeline Harding knows one thing, it’s that she can’t hold her liquor. And though she’s not sure how she came to wake up next to a stack of gold coins in a brothel, she fears the worst. Fleeing town as a mail-order bride, she wonders: how will she ever confess her past to her handsome new husband?

Freedom-loving Rafe McKettrick is a man of strong beliefs and stronger passions and he’ll do anything to win the Triple M—even marry a stranger. To his surprise, Emmeline’s charms beguile him even as the secrets he senses she’s hiding ignite jealously and suspicion. But when a visitor from the past enters the high country, the newlyweds have no choice but to give up on a marriage in name only and seek a union that satisfies them both and soul.

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Phoebe Jordan
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Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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