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A Creed Country Christmas (Montana Creeds #4)

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Celebrate the holidays with the Creed forefathers—Montana men who built the family homestead and established a legacy of love…

In the unforgiving Montana wilderness of 1910, widowed rancher Lincoln Creed is up against more than rustlers, wolves and the coming winter storms. His young daughter has needs beyond the beans and bacon he can barely cook. Lincoln must find little
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Hardcover, 253 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by HQN (first published 2009)
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jenjn79
Feb 04, 2009 jenjn79 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Another enjoyable, easy read from Linda Lael Miller. There's just something about her books that while I may not ABSOLUTELY LOVE them, I enjoy them a lot and zip right through. Miller has a very smooth writing style that makes her stories a pleasure to read.

Series Note:
This book is connected to LLM's Montana Creeds series. The first three books are contemporaries, but this one jumps back in time and tells the story of one of the Creed forefathers. It's not necessary to have read the first three
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Ronda  Tutt
Nov 01, 2009 Ronda Tutt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christmas
I loved it - this was such a smooth read. I was hooked just after reading two pages. The story takes place in Montana in 1910 a couple of weeks before christmas. A 35 year old widow rancher named Lincoln who lost his wife 2 years prior crosses paths with a young 28 year old teacher (Juliana)of Indian orphans in a store one morning.

Lincoln ends up taking Juliana and her 4 orphans in to his ranch home and the story gets good. All I can say is that I loved it and recommend the book. Evidently this
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Lisa Kay
★★★★✩ I checked this out at the library the other day as I was in the mood for an old fashioned Christmas. As soon as I started reading it I realized I had read it before, so not too many surprises. Not as charming as the first time I read it, but still holds up. And it is a nice, quick read in a busy season.
Mareli
Jan 03, 2015 Mareli rated it it was amazing
Delicious! I loved to read more about Juliana and Lincoln and their wonderful family :)

Old western historicals are between my fav, this history is something very different from my idea of history because my coountry never had such a peculiar time! I'm looking between LLM's books searching for other stories like this one!
Teri Heyer
Dec 19, 2012 Teri Heyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves historical romances.
Recommended to Teri by: Amazon/Kindle
I just finished reading Linda Lael Miller's 'A Creed Country Christmas.' This is a good holiday read. If you're a fan of the Montana Creeds Series, this won't disappoint. If you haven't read any of the series that's okay as it can be read as a stand-alone. I've been a fan of Linda Lael Miller's books for ages.
Jeanne Adamek
Dec 15, 2016 Jeanne Adamek rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
MelissaB
This was a nice little historical Christmas story. The romance could have been more detailed but it was still a sweet holiday story.
Sara
Dec 25, 2016 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas
wow I haven't read a novel from another time era and I gotta say it was a little weird. it was a cute story, but no my kind of story
Abigail
Dec 26, 2016 Abigail rated it liked it
Nice Christmas read.
Julie Morales
Apr 07, 2016 Julie Morales rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the first three books in the Montana Creeds series, we finally get to read about the ones who started it all. What about that Creed pride and honor Logan wanted to restore so the Creeds could have their good reputation back? We find out about that with Lincoln Creed.
Juliana Mitchell grew up in the lap of luxury, attending a finishing school paid for by her grandmother and having all the finest things Denver had to offer. On the side, though, she was studying to become a teacher. Th
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Cruth
Author: Linda Lael Miller
First published: 2009
Length: 233 pages (Large Print)
Setting: Historical, 1910. Stillwater Springs, Montana.
Sex: Explicit-ish. Infrequent and towards the end.
Hero: Rancher and lawyer. Widower with young daughter.
Heroine: Teacher.

It seems I like Linda Lael Miller’s historicals better than her contemporaries. Sometimes authors struggle to translate Alpha, controlling men and housewife women from a historical setting (where it is expected and understandable) to a contemporar
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Melissa
Jun 17, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
This is probably my favorite of Linda Lael Miller's books that I've read so far. You actually don't even have to read any of the others to appreciate this one although it does give background for them.

Lincoln Creed lives in the wilderness of Montana on his ranch with his young daughter. Desperate for someone to help raise her luck finds him when he encounters Juliana Mitchell at the local general store. Juliana is desperate; she had just been given news that there will be no funding to help the
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Lover of Romance
Juliana Mitchell, a schoolteacher of an Indian school, and loves each of the children that she teaches. However because of her brother refusing to give her inheritance, she is unable to send some of the children, (which she could lose her job if she doesn't get them off) to their next destination. Then she meets Lincoln Creed who offers to take them in. Lincoln widowed and father to Gracie, who is in needs of a governess and more importantly a mother. So when Lincoln proposes to Juliana, she agr ...more
Jill
Nov 12, 2009 Jill rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
It's that time of the year again when it's nice to relax with a novel in a Christmas setting. I admit that I will read Christmas books year round, but since so many are published and released around this time it is fun to look for new ones in bookstores and libraries. I found an anthology at the dollar store a few weeks ago that I bought knowing that it would appeal to me for fall/winter reading.

I enjoy Linda Lael Miller's stories. Her trilogy about three Creed brothers was published earlier thi
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Liesje Leest
Jun 25, 2012 Liesje Leest rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit, 2012
Het is natuurlijk niet echt de tijd van het jaar om een kerst boek te lezen, maar dit boekje kostte maar €1 en met een lange treinreis voor de boeg had ik een goede reden om het mee te nemen. En laat ik eerlijk zijn, stiekem was ik best benieuwd naar wat zo'n boeketreeks-achtig boekje precies voorstelde. De vooroordelen had ik al, maar ik had er zelf nog nooit een gelezen. Dus ik heb dit gelezen onder het mom van 'onderzoek :P

De setting van het boek, het platte land van de Amerikaanse staat Mont
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Amy
Jun 05, 2016 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful Christmas romance story! Set in the early 1800s, this tale is timeless. Lincoln Creed is a single dad, still clinging to his love for his dead wife. He opens his home to a young woman displaced by the closing of the Indian School where she taught. But she comes with 4 children that she held onto, making her also a fugitive as the government will surely come for the children any day. Juliana accepts his offer of shelter only because she has no where else to turn. But with a little tim ...more
Ursula
Feb 11, 2012 Ursula rated it it was amazing
Celebrate the holidays with the Creed forefathers—Montana men who built the family homestead and established a legacy of love… In the unforgiving Montana wilderness of 1910, widowed rancher Lincoln Creed is up against more than rustlers, wolves and the coming winter storms. His young daughter has needs beyond the beans and bacon he can barely cook. Lincoln must find little Gracie a governess, a lady who can teach and cook—yet won't set her sights on him. Disowned for her refusal to marry, twenty ...more
Megan
This was my first Christmas themed book I read. The great thing about LLM is that she isn't overly wordy and doesn't draw out a story longer than it should be, which is important.

Juliana is a school marm at an Indian school. The school is shut down and she and her 4 students are out on their own with no way to survive. In walks Lincoln, a widower and all around good person. He takes them in to his home and life with his daughter Gracie. Lincoln works all day on the range while Juliana teaches t
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Mary
Dec 07, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-books
This Christmas novella features heartening drama on the frontier. I haven't read any of the other Creed books, so this introduced me to some of the characters in the series. I'll definitely want to check out more of Linda Lael Miller's books!

In A Creed Country Christmas, Juliana Mitchell is at her wits end about what to do with the four Indian children left in her care after the government Indian school closed down. Disinherited by her brother for refusing to marry, she gets no help from him. Li
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Lynda
If you have read about the Creed brothers—Logan, Dylan, and Tyler – then you will definitely enjoy this book. Set in 1910 the book is about the legendary Lincoln Creed and Juliana Mitchell, two people destined to love each other from the start.

Taking place at Christmas you’ll fall in love with Gracie, Lincoln’s daughter by his first marriage. Her second question upon meeting Juliana was “Are you going to be a governess, a housekeeper or a wife?” Gracie asked this on the heels of the first questi
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Kate Vale
Apr 05, 2014 Kate Vale rated it really liked it
Another of the Miller revelations about how the Creed family grew, this story begins in 1910 when Juliana Mitchell, a teacher of a school for Indians, loses her job and the school, and hasn't a place to go when her older brother refuses to give her even a portion of her inheritance. Lincoln Creed, widowed father of irrepressible Gracie, takes them home to his ranch to get them out of the snow and cold, and there begins an unlikely, but inevitable, attraction between them.

Given the times, when Gr
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M
Dec 04, 2011 M rated it it was amazing
Such a warm Christmas story with some romance in there too. Perfect book for traveling during the holidays. I love Juliana, the school teacher at the Indian School and all of her displaced charges--Joseph, Teresa, Daisy and Billy. Lincoln Creed is a rancher and a widower with a 6 year old daughter, Gracie. He is looking for a housekeeper, a governess or a wife to teach and take care of Gracie. Juliana's school has been shut down for lack of funds and she was hoping to receive her inheritance so ...more
Pam H
Apr 25, 2014 Pam H rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-him, series, z2014
What a sweet story of Stillwater Springs ranch in the early 1900s.
Lincoln Creed finds Juliana in town with 4 Indian orphans and no place to go. She was disowned by her brother for refusing to marry his business partner and the brother refused to send money for her to feed and house the children. Lincoln has come to town hoping he would have received any applications for the nanny position for his daughter. When he gets Juliana back to the ranch the little girl who is wise beyond her years think
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Patricia Atkinson
Dec 05, 2015 Patricia Atkinson rated it it was amazing
loved the book wrote in the time of 1911 Lincoln creed meets Juliann in a store in spring water when she gets a letter from her brother clay that he will not send her any of her inherentace until she is married.she is stranded with 4 indian children when the school closes...she is a teacher.its winter and Lincoln creed whom has a small daughter was looking for a wife he takes them back to his home.we learn about his brother wes whom lives in town with a saloon girl..Lincoln falls in love and the ...more
Gail
Nov 11, 2010 Gail rated it really liked it
I love Linda Lael Miller as an author and A Creed Country Christmas is another winner for me!

It is about a widowed rancher Lincoln Creed and his daughter Gracie. Lincoln must find a governess and teacher for his daughter when Juliana Mitchell comes to town, after refusing to marry, to teach at a underfunded Indian school. She meets Lincoln and Gracie and realizes that she wasn't against marriage after all! Obviously they eventually fall in love! Don't want to give any more away! Great story!
Shelley
Dec 16, 2009 Shelley rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: celli
Pretty much everything I look for in a holiday romance. I seem to either be finding the best or the worst this year! It reminds me a bit of Janette Oke's Promise series. Which I also liked, so I guess that's a good thing. *g* Lincoln and Juliana are characters I could really root for and they had a nice, straightforward romance with no misunderstandings or deceit or crap like that. Nice. (Okay, it was also low on conflict, but whatever. I love the way they worked as a team just days after meetin ...more
Nancynova
Dec 15, 2012 Nancynova rated it liked it
Shelves: oct-dec-2012
I think I read this before, but still enjoyable. Juliana is out of a job, home and hope because she's keeping 4 indian children with her, instead of turning them over to an institution. Widower Lincoln Creed is desperate for a governess, and failing that, a mother for his precocious daughter Gracie. He meets Juliana at the general store, and taking in her desperate situation, takes them home. When Gracie finds she's a school teacher, she's in heaven. And before long sparks are flying between Lin ...more
Garth Mailman
May 01, 2016 Garth Mailman rated it really liked it
Well I asked for a prequel but the author's done me one better and gone back an entire century to the Creed family patriarch who homesteaded the original family ranch. Life is rugged and Montana Christmases are cold and snowy but romance blossoms in the wintry cold or the generations wouldn't follow. I may not read this for the romance but there's enough added to satisfy the need for a good read.
Whitney Collins
Jun 04, 2016 Whitney Collins rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved the book. It was short and incredibly sweet, yet I felt myslef desiring for it to be longer. I loved all of the characters, except Beth, which made me fall in love with Julianna even more. My only complaint was that it wasn't long enough! After turning the last page, I found myself longing for more of the Creed's story. Even though it was romantic in parts, they were all very realistic and sweet and utterly believable. Definitely a warm, fuzzy, feel good book.
Jackie
Oct 09, 2010 Jackie rated it really liked it
Haven't read the other books in this series, in fact didn't even know it was part of a series. Nice Christmas story about a an Indian school teacher whose school gets shut down and she is left stranded with four children. Local widowed rancher takes her in. Conveniently, he has been searching for a housekeeper, governess, and possible wife. A few blips in the road and all ends well. Nice little book that I read in one day despite being very busy.
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The daughter of a town marshal, LINDA LAEL MILLER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. The "First Lady of the West" lives outside Spokane, Washington, where her rescued horses, dogs and cats live the high life.

Published since 1983, Linda was awarded the prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievemen
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Other Books in the Series

Montana Creeds (7 books)
  • Logan (Montana Creeds, #1)
  • Dylan (Montana Creeds, #2)
  • Tyler (Montana Creeds, #3)
  • A Creed In Stone Creek (Montana Creeds, #5)
  • Creed's Honor (Montana Creeds, #6)
  • The Creed Legacy (Montana Creeds, #7)

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“Lincoln's heartbeat picked up a little, the way it always did when he rounded that last bend in the road and saw home waiting up ahead.
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