A CREED COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Miller introduces readers to Lincoln Creed, the legendary patriarch of her contemporary series, and gifts her fans with a wonderfully satisfying, tender and loving story. It's the kind you'll read each holiday to recapture the love.
Banished by her family for refusing to marry at their decree, Juliana Mitchell becomes a teacher at an Indian school. When the school is closed she feels responsible for her students. Widowed cowboy Lincoln Creed has had no luck in finding a governess for his daughter, a housekeeper or a mail-order bride, when he offers Juliana his help.
Juliana agrees to stay at his ranch through the holiday, and a bit of seasonal magic, some help from the children and a compromising situation thrust Lincoln and Juliana into marriage, giving them the greatest gift of all: love and family. (HQN, Nov., 275 pp., $16.95)