A LAWMAN'S CHRISTMAS
Brimming over with memorable characters both human and animal, Miller’s 14th McKetterick novel incorporates the magic of Christmas and the true meaning of romance in a deep-sigh read.
The unexpected death of her husband, the town marshal, leaves seamstress Dara Rose Nolan and her two girls with few choices. Then the new marshal rides into town right before Christmas. Clay McKetterick has bought land outside the town and plans to settle down on his own ranch. He won’t make the widow and her girls move, and he wants to protect them even if it means marrying Dara Rose. It’s a marriage of convenience that quickly turns to passion. And despite her secret, Clay turns the holiday into a magical time for Dara Rose and her delightful daughters. (HQN, Oct., 250 pp., $16.95)