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The McKettrick Way

(McKettricks #9)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  2,496 ratings  ·  79 reviews
She wanted his baby... and he wanted her!

Meg McKettrick longs for a baby--husband optional. Perfect father material is gorgeous Brad O'Ballivan, old flame and new owner of his family's ranch in Stone Creek. But Meg--as strong, proud and stubborn as her ancestors on Indian Rock's Triple M ranch--wants to do things her way...the McKettrick way. And Brad feels just as
Paperback, Silhouette Special Editon, #1867, 248 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Silhouette
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Janet Robel
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a fast read, and I enjoy reading about the McKettricks.
Feb 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romance lovers/cowboy lovers
Although I didn't give this one five stars I did like the book a lot. There is a thread that run through all of the McKettrick books that is interesting. In this one in particular Meg can see the ghost of her many great grandfather, and has regular conversations. It is a fun little twist. Meg is a woman that is lonesome and hasn't been able to find love after the love of her life went off to Nashville to become a star. Now that lost love is back in town. Brad O'Ballivan is sick of the fast lane ...more
Audiobook- I picked this up having never read this author before and hardly anything from this gene. I was looking for something positive, a feel good read. I hit a winner here. I felt like I slipped into a John Wayne western where everything was good honest and wholesome. Even the 'bad' guys had a respectable quality. The characters in the book are people you want to know, people you can repeat and relate too. I enjoyed it, I smiled, I remembered my grandparents farm and felt good when it was ...more
Dec 14, 2007 added it
Recommends it for: Romance
This was a quick read with the typical romance story. This is the fouth in the series about the McKettrick family. The main characters have a history with each other. The male character left the woman behind in their home town. Then comes home after two failed marriages and comes back claiming that he just could never get over her. I thought the reasons given were weak and not good enough to redeem this character.
I love this series. Meg McKetterick has had a secret friend all her life. Because of Eve McKetterick's problems with drugs and alcohol after the kidnapping of Meg's sister, Sierra, Angus McKetterick has been with her through her troubled life. She was in love with Brad O'Ballivan in High School. They were supposed to marry after graduation but he found a new girl whose father could help his music career and left Meg waiting. She's still waiting. Brad has returned. Their troubled romance and so ...more
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Regina Mastrogiacomo
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Tracy Hall
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another in a long line of emotional books. It made me think and pulled my heart strings and wish I could see loved ones long gone.
3.5 stars. An easy read, but very predictable and similar to others in the series.
Brooke Pfannkuche-Swain
Apr 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Reading the back of this book the plot seems kind of trite, but with enough potential that someone like me who enjoys a certain "cheesiness" factor in my literature from time to time might find appealing. Basically it's the story of young love gone bad. The wealthy girl from the neighboring ranch and the boy who's family has fallen on hard times fall in love and plan to elope. Not wanting to rely on her wealth to save the family's ranch, he decides to strike out on his own and make his fortune ...more
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good book. This was a fairly calm, sweet reunion romance. Brad had come back to Stone Creek tired of his life on the road as a country music star. Now he plans to get back to his ranching roots and spend time with his sisters. He also hopes to see Meg McKettrick again and make amends for the way he left so many years ago. I liked Brad a lot. He is a nice guy, not one of those stuck up type of stars. I liked his initial meeting with Meg and the sense of humor that he showed at all of her ...more
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The McKettrick Way is a special edition of the McKettrick Women series by Linda Lael Miller. It is a good story but after so many of the McKettrick novels, much of it is repetitious with explanations as to who everyone is. You almost think you have read this before when you haven’t. However, once it gets past that, it becomes a good story. Linda did a fantastic job with her characters and plot. You feel as if you are there with those wonderful people as you read.
Meg McKettrick is content to
Apr 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Viviana Izzo
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ever read a book from one author that you picked out of nowhere or it was given to you to review and you fall for the story and then you start searching and start reading the series? This was one of those! I read Linda Lael Miller for the first time because of a Netgalley Review I was approved for. Then found out she had a bunch of books in this series and thus began my "ohhh I have to read more" and this has officially become my "for me" reading.

I had read "Sierra's Homecoming (McKettricks,
Jan Mcleod
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is not a summary, but personal reflection. This is the only book of Ms. Miller's I have read, but in spite of some rather negative criticism, I loved, loved, loved the book!
There is plenty of action, sub plots that flow smoothly into the very interesting story, good characterization, and a lot of insight into personal growth by the main characters. One of the things that stood out is the appearance of Angus who has been dead for over 100 years. He started appearing to Meg in her childhood
Feb 22, 2013 rated it liked it
A ghost by any other name might not have fit so well, but Angus the McKettrick figure head fit perfect in the modern cowboy romance. Finding your way in the world takes hard work and often lots of time. Meg has waited a long time for her hearts desire of a child only to find herself looking back into the the eyes of her lost love and life heart break Brad. Once her teenage heart throb turned heart break when he left for higher ground and Counrty Star fame, Brad is home again and Meg is having ...more
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This book can be read as a stand alone, but it does enhance the story to know the "whole story" (so to speak) as characters from early days as well as from the "McKettricks Heart," "Pride," "Luck" and "Sierra's Homecoming" have minor roles in this book.

This is a short book and only took me a few hours to read. The main characters (Brad and Meg) were okay. This book implies that Olivia (Brad's sister) and vet with the ability to communicate with animals will be getting her own story. And this
May 06, 2009 rated it it was ok
Ok, I've been reading the entire McKettrick series and this was my least favorite. I had started this book a couple of months ago and then just put it aside because I did not care for it. But, I am not one to not finish a book I've started so I picked it up over the weekend and got it finished. I did not really like the characters and I didn't like the appearance of the "ghost" or of the "communicating with the animals". It was all kinda far fetched, especailly after reading all of the other ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Apr 16, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Shelves: romance, read-in-2012
I was kind of disappointed in this book because Miller has set the bar so high with her other work. This was an OK love story with a ghost I liked and a lukewarm resolution.

So he loves her. So he's always loved her. That does not explain his actions in the intervening years of his absence, he could have called or written.

She had it rough. So what. She knew his sisters, did she have to sever all contact?

A couple of idiots who did not do the hard work necessary to earn their happily ever after,
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Jun 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: home-library
Meg McKettricks story with Brad O'Ballivan was good but complex. Brad left Meg when they where young to go to Nashville to become a country star never knowing he was leaving her pregnant. He felt like he was doing the right thing to save the family ranch, but he never sent for Meg. Now two failed marriages Brad is back in Stone Creek.
Meg has never told anyone of the miscarriage, but now that Brad is back she wonders if she should. It is the one thing she she longs for now a baby. And Brad would
Jan 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
The McKettrick Way is Meg McKettrick's story. Her ex boyfriend and country music star, Brad O'Ballivan, returns to Stone Creek causing old heartaches to reopen. Meg longs for a baby and considers Brad perfect father material. However, due to the pain he caused her in the past, she wants to do it her way with no commitment. Brad O'Ballivan has other ideas. Can Brad overcome mistakes from his past and can Meg heal and find forgiveness in her heart?

I foudn this book contained a few surprises and I
Jul 26, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: various-authors
I actually didn't like it, the reasons that the hero had for leaving the heroine and for marrying another woman were stupid to my way of thinking, then he couldn't find it in his heart to forgive her for not telling him about a baby of theirs she was carrying before he left and then misscarriaged a little while after he left and married another woman. She didn't tell him cause he was GONE! Off to marry another!!!!!!!!!!! Why is he so high and mighty? So I didn't like it at all.
Nov 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Meg Mckettrick is a smart accomplished woman but when she hears that the man who practically left her at the altar is back and in the next town, she is a bundle of mixed feelings. Brad had led a whole other life--two marriages and a country music star to boot. They are on a collision course but Meg won't let him hurt her again, so Brad has to step carefully to win back the woman he never forgot. :) good read.
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the series I have not given 5 stars. While it is still a favorite I was distracted through the process because of the fact it is intersected with two other series. It was a nice romance with very few problems. Old Angus is still one of my favorite characters and I do love the fact that there was a little supernatural to it without distracting from the modern story. Now I get to figure out in which order all the other books need to be read. Happy reading
Jessica Alcazar
ok, so i'm reading these in order because I was told that I HAD to read them in order and i'm running out of things to say.
the series is wonderful, and every book has a very unique way of making me go ....WHOA!
I dont particularly like that this book had SO much going on and SO much was introduced, but I concentrated and got thru it and hopefully remember everything ....
And for the record .... i see dead people ... DID NOT SEE THAT ONE COMING!
Shawn Koca
Nov 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Another s e r i e s ! ! ! ! ! actually, not a new series but an addition to a long standing one. it was really great and i read in one day yesterday! took me a minute to put the other characters into place but you can definitely read it without reading any of the others...but if you do, you will want to go back and catch up!
Crystal Baird
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked the whole series. Read it pretty quickly. I love that it is separated into sections.

Fun read. Not too serious. You will get sucked in by this family. I recommend reading them back to back.

Sad that the series is over
Jane (PS)
Jun 21, 2011 rated it liked it

An easy listen - a little disjointed in my opinion. I didn't really believe that the H/h had sorted out their personal issues with each other by the end of the story. They both had so many other things happening that there wasn't much 'air-play' on their reconciliation - the author mostly skipped over the key time that they spent together.
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The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a spacious property ...more

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“Oh my god" Meg ranted. "Her water just broke!"
Margaret" Eve said, "get a grip - and a towel. I'll be there in five minutes."

(After her sister is off to the hospital and Meg comes close to hyperventalating)

Shouldn't we have called an ambulance or something?" Meg fretted.
Oh for heavens sakes," Eve replied. "You don't need an ambulance!"
Not for me, Mother for Sierra.”
“It’s not smart to hold yourself away from the shocks of life, the good ones or the bad. They’re all part of the mix, and paradoxically, shying away from them only makes things harder.” 2 likes
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