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by Linda Lael Miller

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: 1888 Texas

2005 American-Set Historial Romance Nominee

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When word arrives that his best friend Gabe is to be hung for murder, Holt McKettrick rides for Texas. He arrives in time to see Lorelei Fellows burning her wedding dress in the square. Holt learns that Lorelei is connected to two of the town's most popwerful men—her father is the judge who sentenced Gabe to death and her former fiancé is Gabe's lawyer.

Defying her father, Lorelei moves onto the rundown ranch she inherited from her mother. Unprepared for harsh ranch life, she's ready to give up when she meets her new neighbor Holt. Lorelei and Holt become friends—and then lovers—and band together to save their homes and their friends.

Miller's name is synonymous with the finest in western romance. From the hard realities of life in an untamed land to the passionate people who bring the colorful history to life, she brings the best of the West to readers, never failing to deliver a great read! SENSUAL (Jun., 345 pp., $16.95)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: HQN

Published: June 2005

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McKettrick's Choice

Submitted by mlacroix on July 5, 2010 - 1:34pm.

Holt McKettrick is on the verge of getting married when news came that his best friend was in jail and was going to be hung and his foster father was in trouble. He leaves his mail ordered bride, before the ceremony and rides to San Antonio, Texas. As he enters the town he spies Lorelei Fellows setting fire to her bridal gown. Lorelei has just found her fiance in the bed of one of the house maids and calls off the wedding. Her father told her to marry the man despite his failings. Lorelei refuses. As Holt is taking care of business for his foster father, Lorelei takes what money she has and sets up house on a neighboring ranch. Now Holt doesn't only have to take care of his foster father's ranch, he has to take care of Lorelei too.

This was a very good book in the McKettrick saga. Holt for all his failings was a great character, he took on the downtrodden and stood up to the bullies. The secondary characters were also very good, even though she was a secondary character Tillie warmed my heart.