Book Review

by Linda Lael Miller

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1915 Arizona

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Miller consistently produces wonderfully romantic, compelling historical romances, and her fourth Stone Creek western is no exception. It's a captivating tale in which Miller's astute attention to detail and vivid prose bring the characters to life with her trademark wit, warmth and charm.

Lydia Fairmont will lose everything if she doesn't marry a
heartless banker. Childhood friend
and ex-Pinkerton Detective Gideon Yarbro is determined to save her,
even from herself. He kidnaps her
and drags her to his home in Stone Creek, where they are forced to marry.

Theirs is definitely not a marriage
of convenience, especially with Gideon caught in the middle of a dangerous war between the miners and the owners and being stalked by a hired gun. And it's when things seem their worst that the lovers admit their love and stand together to overcome all obstacles. (HQN, Aug.,
352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Maria Ferrer

Publisher: HQN

Published: August 2009

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
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The Bridegroom - A Stone Creek Novel

Submitted by mlacroix on September 16, 2010 - 4:40pm.

Gideon Yarbro is now an agent for Wells Fargo and has taken a job in Stone Creek to spy on the miners that are causing trouble at the local copper nine. But before he gets out of Phoenix he receives a letter from Lydia Fairmont. The letter he gave her years before when she was eight years old and told her to mail it if she was in trouble. Gideon finds Lydia and finds her in trouble. She's set to marry a banker just so she can keep the house her aunts have lived in forever. Gideon abducts Lydia and her dependents and takes them to Stone Creek with him. Now Gideon is forced to marry Lydia to save her. Gideon is confused he wants Lydia, but he also has a job to do. Lydia Fairmont has always been in love with Gideon Yarbro, but can she make him love her enough for him to stay?

I really liked this book. It was strange reading about Lydia and Gideon all grown up. When Lark, Rowdy's wife had trouble giving birth to their daughter in this book it made me think how good women have it today with prenatal care and control over our bodies.
I wish this series didn't end.