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  • A Lawman's Christmas
  • Linda Lael Miller
  • English
  • 17 November 2019

A Lawman's Christmas[Epub] ➤ A Lawman's Christmas ➥ Linda Lael Miller – Essayreview.co.uk 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 dwindle 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, A Lawman's PDF \ 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 roofWith 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.


About the Author: Linda Lael Miller

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author ofthan historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona A Lawman's PDF \ and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a spacious property outside SpokaneLinda traces the birth of her writing career to the day when a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she just might have a future in writing Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold Fletcher s Woman in to Pocket Books Since then, Linda has successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, mysteries and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, and concentrating on novels with a Western flavor For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in Long a passionate Civil War buff, Linda has studied the era avidly for almost thirty years She has read literally hundreds of books on the subject, explored numerous battlegrounds and made many visits to her favorite, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where she has witnessed re enactments of the legendary clash between North and South Linda explores that turbulent time in The Yankee Widow, a May , MIRA Books hardcover, also available in digital and audiobook formatsDedicated to helping others, The First Lady of the West personally financed fifteen years of her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women, which she awarded to women years and older who were seeking to improve their lot in life through education She anticipates that her next charitable endeavors will benefit four legged crittersMore information about Linda and her novels is available at lindalaelmiller, on Facebook and from Nancy Berland Public Relations, nancy nancyberland, .


10 thoughts on “A Lawman's Christmas

  1. says:

    This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I had a good time with this book I have been a fan of Linda Lael Miller s writing for a very long time I don t think that I have picked any of her books up in years though and I am pretty sure that I have never actually reviewed any of her work I have enjoyed quite a few books from the McKettrick series so I was excited to pick this one up during a recent readathon It ended up being a really enjoyable read for me.Clay McKettrick This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I had a good time with this book I have been a fan of Linda Lael Miller s writing for a very long time I don t think that I have picked any of her books up in years though and I am pretty sure that I have never actually reviewed any of her work I have enjoyed quite a few books from the McKettrick series so I was excited to pick this one up during a recent readathon It ended up being a really enjoyable read for me.Clay McKettrick moves to a small Texas town to take on the role of marshal He is immediately welcomed by the town but one little girl ends up making a really big impression on him He quickly learns that the little girl is the daughter of Dara Rose Dara Rose was married to the former marshal and has found herself widowed with two little girls to support and almost no money to do so Now that there is a new lawman in town, she knows that she will have to give up her home so that he can have the house.Clay and Dara Rose were both great characters Clay really is a good guy that just wants to do a good job Dara Rose has been through a whole lot and has proven that she is tough and resourceful Dara Rose always puts her children first and refuses to take the easy way out I thought that these two were great together and I loved how great Clay was with the girls I thought that their relationship progressed at a really nice pace and I was really happy with how everything turned out.I would recommend this book to fans of western historical romances This book was filled with wonderful characters, a touch of humor, some Christmas charm, and some heartwarming moments I really liked the fact that Linda Lael Miller worked some of less than pleasant issues from this time into the story including the plight of women and children without a male in the house and the impact of poverty I definitely plan to readfrom this wonderful author soon Initial ThoughtsI had a good time with this one I used to read Linda Lael Miller s books quite often but this is the first one that I have picked up in several years I obviously have some catching up to do I liked Clay, Dara Rose, and her girls a lot and thought that they all fit together perfectly The plight of women who were left to fend for themselves and their children in this story was quite eye opening Book source Purchased

  2. says:

    Another fantastic addition to one of the best western romance series out there Clay Dara Rose s story is filled with heart felt sentiment, sizzling chemistry, snarky humor Add in 2 precocious children that will make you laugh out loud even as your heart melts, and you have the perfect western romance Absolutely loved this one A Must Read 4.5 stars Another fantastic addition to one of the best western romance series out there Clay Dara Rose s story is filled with heart felt sentiment, sizzling chemistry, snarky humor Add in 2 precocious children that will make you laugh out loud even as your heart melts, and you have the perfect western romance Absolutely loved this one A Must Read 4.5 stars

  3. says:

    Thunderation and spitgotta love the kid s cussing I had a wonderful time starting and finishing this book I ve never read any LLM book let alone any earlier ones in the McKettrick series So I was bracing myself for some sort of elaborate and intricate saga from the previous books But surprisingly this book really was just a homely, sweet and mellow story about Dara Rose Nolan and her two young daughters She was the widow of the town Marshal supporting her children alone and on the brink Thunderation and spitgotta love the kid s cussing I had a wonderful time starting and finishing this book I ve never read any LLM book let alone any earlier ones in the McKettrick series So I was bracing myself for some sort of elaborate and intricate saga from the previous books But surprisingly this book really was just a homely, sweet and mellow story about Dara Rose Nolan and her two young daughters She was the widow of the town Marshal supporting her children alone and on the brink of getting evicted And the arrival of Clay McKettrick the new Marshal practically turned her entire life upside down inside out For a town Marshal, Clay just about melt my heart with his sappiness.One of my favorite wilting moments, Then he said very quietly, Just so we understand each other, Mrs McKettrick, I do mean to bed you, right and proper, one day soon I might actually check out the McKettrick kinfolks after all

  4. says:

    Clay McKettrick is the new marshal of Blue River, Texas Temporarily He s bought a cattle ranch of his own outside Blue River, but decided to fill the vacancy as the town s law until the Spring Dara Rose Nolan s late husband was the former marshal but met with an unfortunate and untimely death, as Edrina, Dara Rose s six year old daughter explains to Clay upon his arrival in townMy papa was the marshal a while back, she informed Clay matter of factly, but then he died in the arms of a mi Clay McKettrick is the new marshal of Blue River, Texas Temporarily He s bought a cattle ranch of his own outside Blue River, but decided to fill the vacancy as the town s law until the Spring Dara Rose Nolan s late husband was the former marshal but met with an unfortunate and untimely death, as Edrina, Dara Rose s six year old daughter explains to Clay upon his arrival in townMy papa was the marshal a while back, she informed Clay matter of factly, but then he died in the arms of a misguided woman in a room above the Bitter Gulch Saloon and left us high and dry With her two daughters, Edrina and Harriet, Dara Rose is barely making ends meet and has been asked to leave her home provided to the town s marshal to make way for the new marshal But Clay isn t the type to oust a woman and her children out of their home Besides, Clay is looking for a wife and he may have just found her Set in 1914, almost at the end of the Wild West era, this is pure vintage Linda Lael Miller The strong, honorable hero and the equally strong heroine The kids were adorable, cute without being too cute and wise beyond their years Although I ve read the premise of this story many times before the marriage of convenience Ms Miller s execution still kept my attention She has mastered the craft of writing western romances Although I have to admit I enjoy her historicals a bitthan her contemps, the lady could write westerns in her sleep A short, solid and enjoyable historical western romance with a Christmas setting as a bonus ARC courtesy of Harlequin via NetGalley

  5. says:

    About It s December 1914 and Clay McKettrick arrives in Blue River, Texas via a long train ride to become the towns new Marshal.Dara Rose Nolan s husband, who was the previous Marshal, passed away, a bit scandalously I might add Dara Rose is now a widow with two young daughters and is left wondering what her fate will be She is struggling with finances and refuses to sell her body or marry a local older man who wants to use her as his maid and put her children in an orphanage.Dara is living in About It s December 1914 and Clay McKettrick arrives in Blue River, Texas via a long train ride to become the towns new Marshal.Dara Rose Nolan s husband, who was the previous Marshal, passed away, a bit scandalously I might add Dara Rose is now a widow with two young daughters and is left wondering what her fate will be She is struggling with finances and refuses to sell her body or marry a local older man who wants to use her as his maid and put her children in an orphanage.Dara is living in what is technically Clay s home now, him being the new Marshal When he arrives at her doorstep, she is shocked to learn he doesn t want to kick her out on the street He decides to stay at the local hotel for the time being By a turn of events, Dara Rose finds out she will be evicted soon Clay won t have any of that, he decides to help Dara and her daughters in any way he can My thoughts A Lawman s Christmas is part of Linda Lael Miller s McKettrick Series Sometimes you just want a good old fashioned sweet romance to get lost in, this was the perfect book for that Clay McKettrick is a hottie He s a handsome, rugged cowboy who is looking to settle down He s an all around good guy Dara Rose is your lady in distress, she is in fear of losing her home and is struggling to make ends meet and to keep her family together She also has a big secret she has kept for many years, and wonders if she can trust Clay with it Even though she is in trouble, she has her pride and is outspoken These two had instant chemistry, but keep it under wraps I liked how their romance slowly developed I also enjoyed the coziness of the story The snowy winter setting and Christmas as a backdrop to the story were nice to read about It s not just all sugary sweet, Dara Rose was facing poverty as were some of the other characters in the book The author makes this aspect of the story realistic as these people fear a long harsh winter with the possibility of no food on the table or no roof above their heads.The characters were all well written and I was quickly swept up in the story Before I knew it, I had turned the last page and was a bit sad to see it end After reading Linda Lael Miller s A Creed in Stone Creek I quickly became a fan of this author s A Lawman s Christmas reminds me of one of those movies that they play on the Hallmark channel This was a sweet story and I enjoyed every bit of it This one will be on my top reads for 2011 I recommend this one to fans of romance, westerns and historicals or to anyone looking to get caught up in a cozy book that will tug at your heartstrings Although A Lawman s Christmas is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone book I do want to pick upbooks in this series Special thanks to Lindsay over BookTrib for my review copy.see my full review herehttp thebookworm07.blogspot.com 201

  6. says:

    I only just discovered Linda Lael Miller about 4 months ago, but I have to say, she s definitely crafted a winning formula for creating the most desirable cowboys, and Clay McKettrick is no exception.The winter of 1914 finds Clay, the new marshal of Blue River, TEXAS, just settling into his role as lawman when Dara Rose, a young widow with two children and no where to go, arrests his heart One way or another, Clay plans on making Dara his, and he s gonna have fun doing it, even if his amusement I only just discovered Linda Lael Miller about 4 months ago, but I have to say, she s definitely crafted a winning formula for creating the most desirable cowboys, and Clay McKettrick is no exception.The winter of 1914 finds Clay, the new marshal of Blue River, TEXAS, just settling into his role as lawman when Dara Rose, a young widow with two children and no where to go, arrests his heart One way or another, Clay plans on making Dara his, and he s gonna have fun doing it, even if his amusement leads to her irritation.I wish I hadto say about A Lawman s Christmas other than, it s a light, quick, overly polite read There just wasn t much of a conflict presented in the story, which was a tad disappointing, and the few dire circumstances that arose were easily enough resolved.Having read a few other novels by Miller, I knew the whirlwind romance would be the focal point of this story, but I was kind of expecting hoping to read about some type of action that Clay would have to deal with, like maybe a John Dillinger style bank robbery But nope, things in Blue River, Texas were pretty quiet and uneventful.One thing I ve grown accustomed to when meeting Miller s male characters is that she tends to make life really easy for them financially These men never need for anything and again, Clay was no exception Also, his good will knows no bounds Even when times are tough, you can count on Clay to bring you food during a blizzard or to pay you above minimum wage after a hard days work And while I think these qualities showcased Clay s generous side, I also found myself feeling a little irritated by the continuous use of this trope in Miller s stories.As a romantic interest, Dara Rose played her counterpart well She resisted the high handed cowboy for as long as she could, but let s face it, she didn t really want to hold out too long And I can t say I blame her Clay may have had an old fashioned way of thinking, but deep down, he s a gentle soul who was very loving and kind hearted Yup, his momma raised him right Dara s daughters were a charming delight with their quick wit and spirited personalities, and it was sweet to see Clay accept them as his own quickly and easily.A Lawman s Christmas is not a complex, plot driven novel for thrill seekers, but it is a perfect holiday romance read for a lazy day when you re snowed in and longing for a cowboy to come by with a hearty meal and a warm smile.http www.theunreadreader.com 2011 1

  7. says:

    4.5 StarsWhat an old fashioned, feel good Christmas story I loved it The story, and romance were slow and satisfying, with a great cast of characters.I loved both Dara Rose s and Clay s relationship with her two little girls The girls had real personalities, they weren t just props or seen as something for the main characters to take care of Clay s sweet side really came out where the girls were concerned The family aspect of the tale was one of my favorite things about this book.Clay was 4.5 StarsWhat an old fashioned, feel good Christmas story I loved it The story, and romance were slow and satisfying, with a great cast of characters.I loved both Dara Rose s and Clay s relationship with her two little girls The girls had real personalities, they weren t just props or seen as something for the main characters to take care of Clay s sweet side really came out where the girls were concerned The family aspect of the tale was one of my favorite things about this book.Clay was altogether a great lead, darn near perfect in fact Definitely the strong, silent type, I would have thought Dara Rose would fall in love with him a little faster Even though I really enjoyed the book, a couple of things seemed a little exaggerated to me Clay had a great job as the town marshal, but sometimes he threw his money around a bit too much as he were a millionaire Also, the fact that on one in town was willing to help Dara Rose even the tiniest bit rang a little false for me It seemed like it was going too far to make her situation seem really pitiful.I loved the slow, country fied voice of the novel When done right, this is one of my favorite styles of writing, and Miller definitely does it right Her dialogue, especially, is spot on an old fashioned country drawl.A wonderful holiday romance about family and second chance at love.book sent by publicist in exchange for honest reviewreviewed for

  8. says:

    A sweet old fashioned romance set in rural Texas of 1914 Clay McKettrick has left his family ranch in Arizona to be the temporary Marshall in the depressed little town of Blue River until he gets his cattle ranch up and running Dara Rose is the previous marshall s widow and mother of two daughters, ages 5 and 6 She is virtually destitute and living in the house shack that is meant for Clay to live in Luckily for her, Clay is immediately taken with her and soon offers her a marriage of conven A sweet old fashioned romance set in rural Texas of 1914 Clay McKettrick has left his family ranch in Arizona to be the temporary Marshall in the depressed little town of Blue River until he gets his cattle ranch up and running Dara Rose is the previous marshall s widow and mother of two daughters, ages 5 and 6 She is virtually destitute and living in the house shack that is meant for Clay to live in Luckily for her, Clay is immediately taken with her and soon offers her a marriage of convenience that is a huge life saver, though he has every hope and intention of turning it into a true marriage eventually As with all of Miller s historical Westerns I ve read, I really enjoyed the details of dally routines, hardships and satisfaction of life a century or so ago And I love Miller s heroes They are stand up guys, strong, decent and fundamentally kind Not saying they are perfect, some of them can be real jerks at times but they are deep down the kind of people who can be trusted and relied on to come through in the end That is Clay, the laid back, laconic Marshall who has big plans for his life, the woman he falls in love with and the little girls he now considers daughters My only complaint is the story was too short I would have liked to seen a bitof the relationship between Clay and Dara Rose develop as well as a bitinfo on how a couple of the secondary characters fared

  9. says:

    I spent my holidays reading the whole McKettrick s series Old western Wonderful I loved Dara Rose from the start She s proud, she loves her daughters and she s ready to do anything for them But she cannot marry a man who doesn t want her daughters Wonderful story

  10. says:

    Clay arrives in Blue River, having accepted a temporary post as sheriff in exchange for little pay and free housing Poor fellow When a young girl meets him at the station, offers to hold his horse, and then introduces him to her mama, Clay is toast Naturally the child, her younger sister, and their fiery widowed mother are all camped out in the house the city has set aside for him Clay refuses to move in and see the young widow and her children evicted Of course, business in Blue River is a Clay arrives in Blue River, having accepted a temporary post as sheriff in exchange for little pay and free housing Poor fellow When a young girl meets him at the station, offers to hold his horse, and then introduces him to her mama, Clay is toast Naturally the child, her younger sister, and their fiery widowed mother are all camped out in the house the city has set aside for him Clay refuses to move in and see the young widow and her children evicted Of course, business in Blue River is a bitcomplicated than that A Lawman s Christmas is a pleasant holiday romp with its heart in the right place I especially liked spunky young Edrina, and I appreciated the forthright depictions of the family s poverty and the sparse options available to a young widowed mother with two children This novella is actually the first half of the book I purchased I haven t read the second enclosed novel yet, but when I do I will review that story separately

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