Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Review of "The Christmas Brides"

The Christmas BridesThe Christmas Brides by Linda Lael Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A McKettrick Christmas
Lizzie McKettrick is on a homebound train with a Christmas Eve surprise for her family—a special young man, Whitley Carson. He might seem a little too interested in the McKettrick money, but Lizzie’s certain Whitley cares for her deep down. But fate has a surprise for Lizzie—Dr. Morgan Shane. When their train is stranded by a massive avalanche on Christmas Eve the handsome doctor takes charge—with Lizzie by his side. Time’s running out for the passengers. But with faith, hard work and some unexpected help, it just might be a joyous McKettrick family Christmas after all...

A Creed Country Christmas
In the Montana wilderness of 1910, Lincoln Creed is up against more than rustlers, wolves and winter storms. His young daughter, Gracie, has needs beyond the beans and bacon he can barely cook. The widowed rancher must find Gracie a suitable governess who won’t set her sights on him. Disowned for her refusal to marry, the young schoolteacher Juliana Mitchell seems like a perfect fit in the Creed home. As she gets to know Lincoln and Gracie, Juliana suddenly doesn’t feel so strongly against marriage after all. In the season of miracles, Providence just might find a way to bring these souls together in a wonderful Christmas blessing.
  Description from Netgalley

This book is made up of two stories,both are historical romance. The first is "A McKettrick Christmas." Lizzie McKettrick is headed home on a train for the holidays, she is bringin home the man that she believes she wishes to marry. As fate would have it they are stuck in an avelanche and are in dire circumstances. There is a handsome Dr. on the train. Her hoped for soon fiancee and the Dr show their true colors leaving her with a choice to make.

The second is "A Creed Country Christmas." Juliana is a teacher at a local indian school. The school has been sold to a neighboring rancher, leaving Juliana with a difficult decision. She loves and takes care of four of the students, which could lead to big problems for her legally. A handsome rancher steps in to help her out.

Both stories are fun and full of the Spirit of Christmas.

I have never read a book by this author.  I gather that the McKettrick's are a family that she has written about in the past.  I picked up easily on the family relationships and found the book very easy to read.  There are a few "amazing" visitiations.  Content in this story is appropriate for a conservative reader.  The second story however, while not blatant, has some content that a conservative reader may have a bit of a problem with.  This is an adult book.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi There!
    I found your blog listed on Never Growing Old's blog. We seem to have some interested in common. I read a wide variety of romance from the sweet and simple to fairly spicy. Drop by and see if anything interests you. I'm your latest follower as I look forward to what you write next!


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