Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: A Lawman's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller (CLOSED)

First line: If the spark-throwing screech of iron-on-iron hadn't wrenched Clay McKettrick out of his uneasy sleep, the train's lurching stop - which nearly pitched him onto the facing seat - would surely have done the trick.

From the inside cover: 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, 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 roof.

With 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...

My thoughts: I only started reading Linda Lael Miller this year and so far have only read a few of her books. This is the first story about the  McKettrick's that I have read. Even though this is part of a series (#14), I felt it was fine as a stand-alone, although I do want to go back and read the rest of this series at some point.

A Lawman's Christmas is a short, sweet romance with the typical boy meets girl, boy can't stop thinking of girl, they end up together. While it's not always an easy road, and certainly Dara Rose has her walls that need to be broken down, love does find its way to Clay and Dara Rose. This is the type of book that you can devour in one sitting, with a few tears and quite a few laughs. Dara Rose's children, I think, really steal the show, almost right from the get-go when Clay runs into Edrina. She is not afraid to say what's on her mind - quite an impressive quality for a six-year-old. 

I have really come to enjoy Linda Lael Miller's writing style and while this book is much shorter than her normal works, it was a fun, endearing story nonetheless, complete with the studly cowboy!

I received a complimentary copy of A Lawman's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller from Lindsay at Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc.  to review.

Giveaway Information:

Thanks to BookTrib, one person will win a copy of A Lawman's Christmas.

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Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

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  1. Love Linda Lael Miller :) Her westerns are always spectacular. Count me in!

    rachie2004 AT yah00 *d9t* c0m

  2. I love Linda's books. Thanks for the contest.

  3. I would love to win Linda's new book. She is great.

    Natalie's Mama

  4. I would love to win this book. I am new to this site and will be stopping by frequently.


  5. Thanks for the chance to win this book!
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com


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