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McKettrick's Choice (McKettricks #4)

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When news came that there was trouble back in Texas...Holt McKettrick left a mail-order bride and his family on the spot!

And he never looked back. He just prayed he'd be in time to save the man who had raised him as a son and keep his best friend from the gallows. He knew he'd encounter rustlers, scoundrels and thieves. But he'd never expected to find a woman like Lorelei
Paperback, 2nd Australian edition, 442 pages
Published 2012 by Mira (first published 2005)
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Jennifer Wardrip
Linda Lael Miller is known for writing heart-tugging, emotional Western romances, and with MCKETTRICK'S CHOICE, she delivers yet again. The MCKETTRICK BROTHERS TRILOGY began in 2002 with HIGH COUNTRY BRIDE, followed in 2003 with SHOTGUN BRIDE, and finished in 2004 with SECONDHAND BRIDE. The saga now takes a surprising turn in 2005 with MCKETTRICK'S CHOICE, the story of the oldest McKettrick brother, Holt, who was raised away from the iron fist of family patriarch, Angus, and the three brothers f ...more
Dawn ♥ romance
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The adventure in this early American historical romance was so good but the romance was so bad. I liked both the hero and heroine's personality and interaction with other people but their behavior toward each other was lousy and unrealistic. Holt rushes to Texas when he learns his friends are in trouble and the first thing he sees is Lorelei burning her wedding dress.
Holt's book may be my favorite of the 4 McKettrick's brother's books. Like Miller's other books in this series the secondary characters were great, and added so much to each of the books. This book had a little of everything in it from bad guy rancher to cattle drive to Commanche Indians. It took place in Texas and not at home on the Triple M in Arizona. There was some humor also between the H/h and secondary characters. Rafe was in this book. My how he has changed (his attitude and handling of ...more
Kindle Edition

Really pretty good in terms of a western story that has a lot of action outside of the romance part. By this time - book 4 - I am pretty fed up with the 'spitfire, snarling heroines' that are in every single book. Really, people do fall in love without all of that rancor! Minus 1/2 star.

Also, there is the issue of Ms. Miller's timeline on the age of Angus McKettrick and the gaps in ages between him and Holt, and of his other sons. That probably won't occur to anyone just reading th
Jan 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Usually I'm not that into western themed romances but this one was recommended by a friend from a class at college so I gave it a try and you know.. wow.. this was a good book!

Unlike so many other romance novels that come out lately, this one actually had a good, solid plot and solid characters. It was more than just poorly written smut .. in fact there was really only one romantic scene and it was very tastefully written, without the overl
Linda Klages
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
457 pages of twists and turns and then some more. Will read more from this author.
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quem acha que a Linda Lael Miller só sabe escrever livro paradão, onde nunca acontece nada, e o casal só vai conseguir pegar na mão no final da historia, precisa ler este livro com urgência!

Desde o comecinho a ação começou a se desenrolar e aconteceu uma coisa atrás da outra, praticamente sem interrupção, até as 4 páginas finais, onde o ritmo finalmente foi diminuir e eu finalmente consegui respirar e beber uma água, para tirar o pó da garganta.

Holt, o mocinho (que aliás eu achei a cara do Clin
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eu adorei essa história narrada no Velho Oeste Americano. Personagens valentes, vibrantes, com temperamentos forte e intensos, porém com um senso de solidariedade, de união familiar e de amor, incomuns nos dias atuais. Por várias páginas me vi cavalgando com esses texanos errantes, é uma miríade de emoções tomou conta dos meus pensamos enquanto eu acompanhei a trajetória de Lorelei, Holt e seus companheiros. A autora escreve tão bem, de uma forma envolvente e realista, que eu podia sentir o sol ...more
Elise Wilson
I would rate this 3-1/2 stars, but it had the potential to be a 4 star book. What I liked about the book, which revolved around Holt, the half-brother and (fourth of McKettrick's brothers stories in this series), was that it was well-written, had descriptive and detailed prose and vivid, interesting and diverse characters. I was disappointed for much of the same reasons -- the story, while well-written, had too many sub-plots. It was difficult to know what was the "main" story being told. Nor, w ...more
Adriana Fogaça
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
McKettrick Cowboys 04
Escolha Do Destino
Linda Lael Miller
H.R. do Romance 82

Sempre fico frustrada quando livros em série não sai em ordem, mas tudo bem, só espero que Harlequin lance os livros dos três irmãos de Holt.

Amei ler sobre os ancestrais de Sierra e Meg. E o velho e bom Angus que no futuro vai ser um fantasma, digamos um bom conselheiro de Meg.

Para quem gosta de livros sobre cowboys vai amar este livro, cheio de aventuras, emoções e algumas loucuras.

Não deixe de ler é muito bom, vai va
Feb 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A strong but sensitive hero and a spunky, independent, determined heroine in a satisfying romance set in Texas and Arizona in 1888. I will definately be looking for the other books in the McKettrick's series. Having met Holt's brothers and their wives, I'd like to read their stories.
Mar 04, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wish-list
The story was cute and predictable but about 3/4 of the way in you start to get annoyed with how slow things are progressing. Ended fine though. I liked the protrayal of what it would be like to drive cattle. Makes you feel like you were there which is what I liked.
Inn Auni
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
Holt Cavanaugh McKettrick, oldest of tough-as-nails rancher Angus McKettrick's, wild brood of sons, knew in his heart he was about to make the biggest mistake of his life, but was resigned to go through with it anyway. The mail-order-bride was attractive enough, and she would make a good wife to him and mother to his daughter, Lizzie. Nevertheless, there was no spark, no flame of passion that Holt's brothers had found with their wives.

It was then right before Holt was to exchange vows with the
Alex Lee
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, romance, 2017
I wanted to try a romance novel. So I picked a popular author. This book was on the NY times best seller list for a while, so I decided to read this one.

I am not sure that I would read all the books of this series, as I am wont to do for series.

There was a strange dynamic with the characters, in particular between the leads. Others seemed to see their connection before they did. All their emotions were externalized, and yet they could not help themselves. The draw is the excitement, the sexualit
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cowboys, historical, nook
Holt Cavanaugh/McKettricks and Lorelei
I am so glad that Holt got a HEA with the right kind of woman instead of a mail order bride. He returned to Texas when a messenger came in with news that his foster father was in trouble, a fellow Texas Ranger was in jail and he needed his help. The way Lorelei introduces herself onto the scene in San Antonio was priceless. Meeting John and Tillie all brought it together for me to see how Holt turned himself around. The author wrote a wonderful story line w
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th in this western series and may be the best so far. I have really enjoyed reading about the McKettricks in Texas and the Arizona Territory...but Holt and Lorilei combative relationship was fun to read about. I know there are many more books about this family but I may stop while I'm ahead.
I enjoyed reading this book. It needed a little more romance but the story was very entertaining.
Author: Linda Lael Miller
First published: 2005
Length: 5252 kindle locations
Setting: Historical. 1888. Texas.
Sex: Explicit-ish. At the end.
Hero: Rancher. ex-Ranger.
Heroine: A woman with not a lot on her plate.
Paranormal: Ghosts. (view spoiler)

A somewhat lengthy Wild West historical with not a huge amount that matters happening over a long period of time, and yet a book chockful of events. So much drama, so little point.

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Rhonda Soukup
The 4th book in the story about the McKettrick family. This time the tale is of the oldest step-brother. He goes back to Texas to help out friends and finds romance/wife. Classic romance tale but it is a historic piece in the 1800s and there was a cattle run.
Book Reading Gals
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historicak
Title: McKettrick's Choice

Series: The McKettrick's Series

Author: Linda Lael Miller

Genre: Historical Romance

When news came that there was trouble back in Texas, Holt McKettrick left his mail-order bride at the altar and never looked back. He just hoped he'd be in time to save the man who raised him as a son and stop his best friend from hanging. Setting fire to her wedding dress in the town square probably wasn't the best way to stand her ground, but Lorelei Fellows was through with men and their
Willow Brook
Dec 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
This very enjoyable, action-packed fourth and last entry in the McKettricks series tells the story of the oldest son, Holt and the woman he falls in love with, Lorelei. A whole lot happens in this book which starts with Holt leaving his wedding to a mail-order bride he likes but does not love to rush off to his old stomping grounds in Texas when he receives word that a good friend is sentenced to hang, another friend is missing and the man who was like a father to him is being forced off his ran ...more
4.5stars actually
It was so easy to get back into the old west of the McKettrick as Holt interrupts his wedding to go back to his roots & save the family homestead.

This series is so easy to read with lovably layered characters that it raises the genre on my tbr. The comfort of an older western that ensures the good guys riding straight and tall in the saddle win and the villains so obviously twirling their moustaches don’t get away. There are even feisty heroines along the way. The conspirac
Kara Jorges
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holt McKettrick is just about to hitch himself to his mail-order bride when a rider comes into town, telling Holt that Gabe Navarro, a good friend of his, is about to hang in Texas, and his foster father is about to be run off his ranch. Secretly relieved at delaying his nuptials, Holt abandons his wedding and heads for San Antonio. One of the first things he sees when he gets there is lovely Lorelei Fellows burning her wedding dress in the town square, after catching her husband-to-be en flagra ...more
Considering this is the story of a couple that branches off a whole line of characters in other books, I expected a lot more for it. Sadly, this one just turned out average for me. The characters were only so-so and the plot slow moving. I've come to expect better from Miller. Or maybe its just because its one of the earlier ones in the series (although you don't need to read any of the others) and her writing improved as she went along.

After hearing his friend has been sentenced to hang, Holt M
J’adore Linda Lael Miller, une auteure qui fait voyager ses lecteurs au pays des cow-boys.

Je regrette que le fameux prequel n'ait pas suivi l'ordre chronologique de la saga en VO, si on va sur le site de l'auteur , on s'aperçoit que ce livre est le quatrième tome et que les tomes suivants publiés par Harlequin sont les 12, 13 et 14 ce qui est assez déroutant pour le lecteur.

J'ai été très étonné des incohérences, fautes d'orthographes, mots manquants dans les phrases tout au long du livre, ce ser
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This is book 4 in the McKettricks series, and I have to say even though we've moved away from the supporting characters & the main couples from the previous 3 books the new supporting characters in this book are wonderful. Just as entertaining, just as funny and just as captivating. Fortunately we still get Rafe who is on this Texas journey with his brother Holt (this books Hero) and they are magic together on paper :). The Heroine Lorelei is awesome. I loved her journey in this book, it was ...more
The fourth book in the McKettrick series finally comes around to eldest brother, Holt.

Holt returns to Texas to help his friend, Gabe Navarro, who has been wrongfully accused of murder and sentenced to hang. Also, the man who took him in as a teenager and whose last name he used for many years, John Cavanaugh, is in danger of losing his ranch.

Lorelei Fellows is tired of not living her life. She just caught her fiance in bed with the housekeeper on their wedding day. She decided to burn her fabu
I finally finished this book at 1:00 am. I'm a little tired today, lol.

Ok, review time. I really enjoyed this book. LLM is such a talented author. Her desriptions are great without being overwhelming. The majority of this book takes place on a cattle drive. It was great seeing the perils and hardships they faced on the long trek and their will to survive and be prepared.

The theme of this book was about not just going through the motions of life, but actually living. Living life to the fullest i
C J Wolfe
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fourth book in the McKettrick series was just a fun read full of interesting historical detail on how life was for the settlers (very hardy & brave souls indeed) in the 1880's in Texas & the impact it had on the Comanche People. Miller has once again delivered another story that has tugged at any number of my heartstrings. I'd considered reading this author for a number of years.. so happy I finally took the time to do so! ⭐⭐⭐⭐ of 5 ...more
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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.

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