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 Pride is the seventh book in the series and continues the story of the stubborn and hardheaded McKettrick family. We are now in the present and we are seeing the children of the children of the first McKettrick men, Angus, Holt, Rafe, Kade and Jeb. This book is about Rance McKettrick who is from the Rafe McKettrick line. Reading about these Rance and Echo reminded me a bit of Rafe and Emmeline. Rance is so much link his ancestor Rafe that it is so wonderful to read. I like Echo because she seems to be a woman that isn’t really for Rance at first but when you get into the novel you see that they are totally meant to be. They had to go through a lot to finally find the love that they share is something wonderful and that made the novel some much more exciting to read. This is such a wonderful novel because I can still see the McKettrick from the past influencing the McKettrick of the present and it just makes me compare how the present McKettrick’s are just like there ancestors. This book is such a good read that I finished it up in one day and I instantly picked up the eighth 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 and it goes vice versa. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
McKETTRICK’S PRIDE $ 7.99 (Book 7)(376 Pages)
A new generation of McKettrick men stake their claim to their land—and the women they love…
The only wide-open space Rance McKettrick wants to see in his future is his hometown in his rearview mirror. The down-to-earth ex-rancher is determined to make a fresh start with his two young daughters—and leave his heartbreaking loss and family’s successful corporation far behind.
He sure doesn’t need Indian Rock’s free-spirited new bookstore owner Echo Wells confusing his choices…and raising memories he’s father forget. But her straightforward honesty and reluctance to trust is challenging everything Rance thought he knew about himself. And when their irresistible attraction puts their hearts on the line, Rance and Echo must come to grips with who they really are to find a once-in-a-lifetime happiness.