Historical Romance Review: Shotgun Bride (Outstanding), Secondhand Bride (Extraordinary), and McKettrick’s Choice (Outstanding) by Linda Lael Miller

Posted February 9, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, 5 Wine Glasses / 7 Comments

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read for Fun!
Challenges: Read for Fun, Read-a-Thon
Overall Rating 4.50
Story Rating 4.50
Character Rating 4.50

First Thought when Finished: These McKettrick boys sure know how to make a girl lose her mind πŸ™‚

Oh I love historical romance! Specifically, early American historical romance–it makes me smile. Kade McKettrick is all Cowboy: stubborn, hard-headed, loyal, smart, and sometimes just a wee bit cocky (ok nothing wee about it) and Sister Mandy (LOL) was just the woman to put him in his place. I don’t know about you but hard not to love a western romance where the girl beats the man in a horse race! Have to admire her gumption!

Final Thought: If you like stubborn cowboys and hard-headed women, you will love this series!

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read for Fun!
Challenges: Read for fun
Overall Rating 5.00
Story Rating 5.00
Character Rating 5.00

First thought when Finished: Favorite of the series for me!

I really loved Jeb and Chloe! They were just two of the most hard-headed, stubborn, funny, and delightful characters that I have read. I wasn’t even sure who had me shaking my head the most. Though really it was Lizzy-beth that sold the book to me. She was a delightful child that spoke her mind and made me really warm up to Angus (the father of the McKettrick Boys)!

Final Thought: I really enjoyed this series! Great job LLM!

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read for Fun!
Challenges: Read for Fun
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

First thought when finished: Great end to a series I really did enjoy.

What I Loved: I loved Holt! Granted I have loved Holt the entire time but it was nice seeing him come full circle. I loved that Rafe was redeemed in this book (in my eyes). I felt he finally accepted Holt and he was one of the family. I loved the romance, the setting, and just about everything in this story.

What I Liked/Wished there was a little more of: Holt’s daughter (Lizzie) was sadly missing in this story. Though I understand it because of the nature of what he had to do, I missed her! She is such a mini-Holt it isn’t even funny! Though I heard that she is part of the Christmas Brides book so I will have to read that.

Final Thought: Sad to see the 4 brothers stories come to an end but it was a perfect ending.

Felicia S
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7 responses to “Historical Romance Review: Shotgun Bride (Outstanding), Secondhand Bride (Extraordinary), and McKettrick’s Choice (Outstanding) by Linda Lael Miller

  1. lisa miller

    hi myself an 5 other woman in west palm beach fl. past all ur books around an love them an now there going to phila. penn. with my neice an 2 of her co-workers started so from north to south we would like to thank you for great readying an dreams lol thank you lisa miller

  2. Missie, The Unread R

    More Miller? It's hard to get your fill, huh. I love stubborn cowboys, and now I'm thinking I need a McKettrick of my own. Funny how the characters sound familiar, like I already know their stories, just by me from reading her other books.

  3. Jenny

    Okay. I haven't read a single Linda Lael Miller book, is that bad? I feel like I'm missing out on some goodness:) Do you have a favorite of hers Felicia?

  4. Aurian

    So glad you like those books! I have about 30 of her books on my shelves, all unread! No idea why I keep buying them without reading some. But I just do.

  5. Blodeuedd

    Ohhh cowboys! yes please πŸ˜€ Oh…you were not handing them out *sulks* I will get a cowboy one day! πŸ˜‰