Review: A Lawman’s Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

Posted October 20, 2011 by Felicia S in 2011 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 19 Comments

Review: A Lawman’s Christmas by Linda Lael MillerSource: NetGalley EBook Review

Format: eARC

A Lawman's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

Date Read: October 2011

Genre: Contemporary, Romance

The sudden death of the town marshal leaves Blue River, Texas, without a lawman...and twenty-five-year-old Dara Rose Nolan without a husband. As winter approaches and her meager seamstress income dwindles, she has three options. Yet she won't give up her two young daughters, refuses to join the fallen women of the Bitter Gulch Saloon and can't fathom condemning herself to another loveless marriage. Unfortunately she must decide--soon--because there's a new marshal in town, and she's living under his roof.

With the heart of a cowboy, Clay McKettrick plans to start a ranch and finally settle down. He isn't interested in uprooting Dara Rose and her children, but he is interested in giving her protection, friendship--and passion. And when they say "I do" to a marriage of convenience, the temporary lawman's Christmas wish is to make Dara Rose his permanent wife...

More Information:
Publisher: HQN Books
Series: McKettricks #14

Also by this author: Big Sky Summer, Big Sky Wedding, Forever and the Night, For All Eternity, Time Without End


Read for Review (Received for Book Tour)
Overall Rating 3.50
Story Rating 3.25
Character Rating 3.75

Note: I haven’t read any of Linda Lael Miller’s McKettricks of Texas series but I feel like this one stands on its own.

What I Loved: I really adore almost all the characters Linda Lael Miller writes! She has a way of making you care about each and every one of them and A Lawman’s Christmas is no different. I immediately fell in love with Edrina and Harriet, the two small children of the story. They were spunky, fun, and very wise for their tender ages of 5 and 6. Yet they were very much children that pulled at your heartstrings. Clay and Dara Rose were fantastic characters as well. Each of them moving towards each other while leaving their pasts behind.

What I Liked: The romance was sweet and slow moving but believable. While it was not a “wow” romance, it did leave me with happy warm feelings. It was very much like a great cup of hot chocolate on a cold winters night. I also really liked the little bit we learned about Miss Alvira Krenshaw, the school teacher. She was a great character.

Complaints: None

Why I gave it a 3.5: I thought this was a sweet romance and great Christmas time story. A Lawman’s Christmas definitely leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside!


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Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
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19 responses to “Review: A Lawman’s Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

  1. brendajean

    Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read any of her books yet but would love to start:)bchild5 at aol dot com

  2. Maria D.

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I've never read a book by Linda Lael Miller but this sounds like the perfect book to start with…love holiday romance books!junegirl63(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. kimyunalesca

    I haven't read any books of her yet so this would be the first :DGFC & Twitter follower: kimyunalescakimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Carol L.

    I love Linda's books. No one does a Cowboy like Linda. This is on my TRL. Thanks for this opportunity.Carol LLucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. Alyssa

    I'll save this one for a snowy day around the holidays! And eat cookies of course. Actually, I'll go eat some cookies now too. It's never to early for that!

  6. Pabkins

    I think I've read 4 of her cowboy romances – but I don't think I've read the mckettrick ones – I read some with like their relatives. They were good though!tlabunski ((gmail))

  7. Martha Lawson

    Love Linda Lael Miller's books!! Enter me please for this one.old gfc followermlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  8. Melissa (Books and T

    Why is it every time I see a post like this I want to go get me a cookie? AND there are no cookies in the house! Where is that toll house bag????

  9. Julie

    Cowboys, Christmas and Linda Lael Miller? That all adds up to awesome! I would love to be entered to win a copy of this book :)jwitt33 at live dot com

  10. Missie

    This was my first time reading about the McKettricks too! I adored Edrina. She made me LOL several times. πŸ™‚

  11. erin

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I've never read and of LLM's books but they have been recommended by a variety of different people. Have a wonderful day!efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. Bookish Brunette

    I can't remember where I started with the McKettricks… There are like 9 million books in the series… I think I started with the historical ones… High County Bride and such or something like that! But I really enjoyed them!!