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)
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.