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McKettrick's Pride (McKettricks #7)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  3,068 ratings  ·  100 reviews
The only wide-open space Rance McKettrick wants to see in his future is his hometown in his rearview mirror. The down-to-earth ex-rancher is determined to make a fresh start with his two young daughters—and leave his heartbreaking loss and family's corporation far behind. He sure doesn't need Indian Rock's free-spirited new bookstore owner, Echo Wells, confusing his choice ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by HQN Books (first published March 1st 2004)
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Emily
Rance McKettrick can't believe the little pixie standing in front of him, with her pink VW and interesting outfits, he can almost forgive her crazy driving. When he decides to give her his opinion, she has no issue letting him have it causing the successful businessman to balk a bit.

Echo Wells has had enough heartache in her life and wants a second chance at finding a place that she can call home. Even though the ruggedly sexy cowboy has her flushed with desire, she doesn't plan to repeat the s
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Melissa
This is the 2nd in a little mini-series that Miller has written about some modern McKettrick men. It isn't necessary to read any of the rest of the series or other books about the McKettrick's, but it is a little nice for background. To me, this was actually one of the better ones.

Echo Wells has just moved to town to open a bookstore, and in the process she nearly runs over handsome Rance McKettrick. Ranch is a widower with two young daughters who spends his time mostly away from his home on big
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Cindi
Have read quite a few in the McKettricks series and like them all. Like how all of the McKettricks are so different, yet so much alike. Will read more about them and more Linda Lael Miller.
Miss Kim
First off, I hate the names Rance and Echo. Rance? It sounds like a disease. Echo? puh-lease.

Anyway, I did enjoy their story. Rance is an executive with his family's empire and is also a widower with two young girls. Echo breezes into town in her pink VW bug, and opens a books store. This is an opposites attract romance. He is uptight and stuffy; she is the 'new age' hippy that sells love spells.

I look forward to reading Keegan's story in final book.
Yunita Taman
Dari pengarangnya saja aku sudah bisa menebak bagaimana jalan cerita buku ini akan berjalan. Hanya Linda Lael Miller yang bisa menulis kisah para kobi modern dari keluarga yang sangat melegenda menjadi sangat menarik buat dibaca. Penokohan dalam cerita ini sangat menarik. Rance, si duda beranak dua yang sudah 5 tahun ditinggal mati oleh sang istri pada akhirnya menemukan cinta sejati dan ibu yang tepat bagi kedua anaknya yang super manis Maeve dan Rianna. Keunggulan dari cerita ini sudah jelas d ...more
Pam M
I really loved this book..it would have gotten 5 stars but the ending seemed abrupt to me. It was heartwarming, heartbreaking..I even cried. Would definitely recommend it
Shirlene
Echo Wells relocated to Indian Rock from Chicago. She was left at the altar and chose to move and start over again. She purchased a store front location in which to open a bookstore. She also had a web site from which she sold Love Potions. She picked up a stray dog along the way that she discovered was a white lab after giving her a bath. She called the dog Avalon and found out that the dog was pregnant. She posted notices on the web that she had found the dog.
She arrived in town just as Rance
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Stacie  M. Ritchie
This is a re-listen for me. It is the story of Rance Mckettrick and Echo Wells. The book opens with Echo driving to Indian Rock, AZ. She comes across a stray dog, Avalon, and takes her along for the ride in her pink Bug. Rance has focused on work since the death of his wife and leaves his daughters with their grandmother most of the time. The Mckettricks are rich and have a rich history on the Triple M Ranch. He meets Echo when she comes to town to open a book store. He lashes out to her and imm ...more
Shawn
Rance McKettrick is a single father trying to hide from the guilt he carries for his wife. He blames himself for her tragic fall. He can't look at either of his daughters without seeing her staring back at him. His daughters practically live with his mother-in-law, Cora, while he jet sets around the world on business. He's shut down his heart and has no intentions of ever reviving it...until a little lady in a pink beetle bug almost runs him over. Echo Wells, online entrepreneur, has arrived to ...more
Susan
Very good book. The book blurb isn't quite right though. Rance isn't trying to leave his hometown behind. He has been working a lot, trying to outrun his grief and not succeeding. All he's done is spend too much time away from his girls. So he decides to give up the corporate world and go back to ranching and be there for them. Echo has arrived in Indian Rock to open a bookstore. Though Rance's intense focus on business reminds her of her ex-fiance, she is still very attracted to him, as he is t ...more
Jackie Lewis
Very good book. The book blurb isn't quite right though. Rance isn't trying to leave his hometown behind. He has been working a lot, trying to outrun his grief and not succeeding. All he's done is spend too much time away from his girls. So he decides to give up the corporate world and go back to ranching and be there for them. Echo has arrived in Indian Rock to open a bookstore.
Claudia Shelton
McKettrick's Pride pulls you through the story with tender moments, sexy heroes, great family setting and those moments of "heat". Once again I got to the end of a Linda Lael Miller book and wanted more. Watching Rance realize being successful wasn't everything he wanted in life and Echo discovering she's more than just an echo was worthy of the McKettrick book series.
Kath
I found this from an audible special sale and knew it was part of a series, but actually thought it was book 2 and not book 7. Even with that, the books stands well on it's own.

This was my first my Linda Lael Miller and I really enjoyed it. The characters in the story were well defined, interesting and likeable. Loved Rance and Echo, Rances's cousins (who are the subjects of other books in this series), his charming mother-in-law and daughters.

While it's definetely a romance, it also has other
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Esia_90
Styl pisania tej autorki jest bardzo lekki i przyjemny. Jest to idealna seria jak ktoś potrzebuje zwyczajnej i prostej historii bez większych dramatów. Bez problemu zrelaksowałam się i cieszyłam z przyjemnej książki. Polecam serię dla osób, które potrzebują odskoczni od trudnych i emocjonalnych opowieści.
Joanne
Echo bought a bookstore on-line and came to Indian Rock to start a new life for herself. She meets Rance McKettrick who is a widower with two girls. Echo has a big heart and is afraid of being hurt again and Rance is still running from the death of his wife. But true love prevails in the end.
Kathy
This was an awesome story. I really enjoyed it. It made me laughed and almost cried at some points in the book. If you love reading romance than this is the book for you. I couldn't put it down.
Vicki L. Howard
Great read

Can't wait to get started on the next book.. Love Linda Leal Miller, she knows her cowboys and the women they love.... Great writer...
Brittany Graves
Amazing! Echo and Rance's story is so cute. It really makes you think about the positive influence of change instead of its often thought of negative side. It was a welcome change :)
Justine
A very easy read for a summer afternoon on the beach. Everyone in the book had a happy ending, even the bad guys. :)
Denise
Echo comes to town in a pink car however it is the highlight of her history. A family history of death, feeling of being unwanted, left at the vegas wedding site all alone, leavig her just a number big city life she travels to McKettrick Country where she bought a building site unseen to start her dream of a bookstore. As the bookstore doors open so too is her life opening in new and wonderful ways, including a hot McKettrick business man / Cowboy.

Small town life and dreams of that all protecti
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Kame
Rance has become a work-a-holic, he was before his wife's death - but now 5 years later he is worse. It helps him to ignore the pain - but in the mean time he is ignoring is two young daughters. Somehow a new bookstore owner in town - with a fancy name - Echo, is causing him to question if working so much is the right thing to do. She is making him want to connect with people and the land. But do they have a future when he doesn't even know her real name.

Echo has never had anyone really be there
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Wendy
Jan 27, 2009 Wendy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance lovers, cowboy lovers
I have enjoyed all of the LLM books that I have read. Her style of writing is fresh and fun. Echo Wells moves to a new town to start a book store. When she arrives she meets a hansome yet intimidating man, Rance McKettrick, with two adorable daughters. Rance is still getting over the death of his wife and isn't sure about a new relationship yet is drawn to Echo. Echo comes with her own issues, and is just as sceptical about a relationship with Rance. These two characters overcome their own issue ...more
Judith
No one writes characters like Linda Lael Miller. I really feel like I know these people and didn't want the book to end. Rance and Echo are incredibly believable, warm, and passionate! And did I mention the dog and the kids??? I know of no other romance writer who includes dogs and children as major characters in their stories. I absolutely loved the entire storyline involving the stray dog.

No purple prose but the romance here is top-notch and very hot! Are there really men like Rance out there
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Laura Beasley
Sep 08, 2013 Laura Beasley rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mary Ann
Another sweet love story by Lind Lael Miller. She adds more to her stories than just "fluff." This story is about a young woman that moves to town to open a bookstore and then ends up falling in love with a rich , prominent member of the town. He is a widow with 2 girls and has his own demons to get over. Echo who goes by her nickname, has a lonely childhood and then was left standing at the altar so her feelings about love are not good. This is the 3rd book in the series and having read the oth ...more
Ada Iaboni
Easy read, kind of fluff but also fun. Some of Linda's books are much more substantial but always kind of fun. Good beach book.
Jaime
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Sassy
Really liked
Patricia Solla
The cowboy in this story has become a corporate head and has neglected his young daughters (after the death of his wife) leaving with his mother to care for them. Now here comes the romantic heroine who's certainly a bit quirky. And so the story goes. There are some interesting entanglements as the young woman prepares to open a book store in town. What's nice to see is all the brothers involved in the storyline. And the two daughters are definitely a plus.
Cursingmama
Another day, another cowboy. The 2nd in the McKettrick Men (which is in the middle of the McKettrick's series) features the very proud Rance McKettrick, Echo (not her real neame)Wells, along with Rance's daughters and his former MIL. Unlike Jesse (McKettrick's Luck) Rance is a business force to be reckoned with at multi-billion dollar McKettrickco even if it means sacrificing a relationship with his daughters and possibly another chance at love.

Harlequin Books
"I really enjoyed meeting another McKettrick man and his family,plus Echo,she added so much to the story. If you are an animal lover you will also like this one ... " From an eHarlequin.com community member review, read more HERE!
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