McKettrick's Choice (McKettricks of Texas)

By Linda Lael Miller

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
shalini s
I love all of her books... She really knows how to write the best love stories! I am ready to read the next one.
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I love these book's, The McKettrick's and Stone Creek. Keep up the Great work.
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I love this author but this book fell short. It just seemed to drag and drag. I finally stopped reading it about 3/4 of the way through it. sorry, LLM........
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serene lee
I like Linda Lael Miller. This book was very good and I highly recommend it.
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shianna mc
Great plot and I enjoyed the book . I am loaning it to my 91 year old mother to read.
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laura crowley
The product was as stated in the description. It came on time and in good condition. Very Satisfied!
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tracey hussey
It was the only book in the McKettrick Series that I didn't have in my collection. Like all Linda Lael Miller books, I enjoyed it!
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elizabeth babson
This was a pretty good story, with lots of action, really good main characters and some interesting secondary people and their stories too.
First off, I really liked that stubborn, brave and sometimes foolish Lorelei. What she lacked in some everyday skills she made up with pure gumption. Even afraid/terrified she launched herself into the fray. More than one person wanted to wring her neck upon occasion although most of the people also admired her never-give-up attitude. Her father was NOT one of those people; it was sad how little he valued her. He could be terrifying in his attempts to control her but even afraid she stood toe-to-toe with him. The wedding dress roast was so Lorelei (and funny too) and it was just the first time that Holt had the desire to wring her neck. And of course it was the first of many along with his unwelcome desire for her. He really enjoyed making her mad and then watching the fireworks.
Holt had quite the unusual upbringing but he also ended up having a whole lot of people who cared about him. John helped raise him when he ran away from home and Tillie became his adopted sister. That whole line of the story was interesting and John and Tillie added so much more to the story. They were easy to like.
Holt was fierce, stubborn and completely loyal to those he cared about. He also had that never give up attitude, something he had in common with Lorelei. Although that is not something either would admit to.
Wow, Holt had so much to deal with and that isn't even the part where he was trying to save his friend Gabe from hanging. Ever time he got working on it, something else came up as well. He actually did a pretty good job considering how much more was added to his plate. It was good that he had extra help too though.
It made me smile when as Holt and Lorelei traveled along, more people got added to the story and their adventure. It's a relief to be able to say though, that it was done in a way that did not confuse the story.
Is there a H.E.A. for Holt and Lorelei? Yes, but they had to fight their way through outlaws, Comanche's, harsh conditions but most of all their own stubborn, "I don't want to be hurt natures. "
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
brittany bloom
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 schemes. All she wanted was to stake her claim on a little piece of Texas. With Holt McKettrick as her new neighbor, things began to look up. He was a straight shooter with a strong will, a steady aim and a hungry heart, and the sparks between them couldn't be denied--if they could just make it through a cattle drive and a range war without killing each other

I got this book at a book swap and I reluctantly picked it up to read it, thinking that I would not enjoy the book. Boy was I wrong, I have to stop passing judgement on books before I read them, otherwise I would miss out on a lot of good books.

What would you do if a letter came to you stating that the man who raised like his son is about to lose his land and your best friend is going to hanged for a crime he did not commit?........oh and it's also your wedding day!

If your answer is get married, well you'd would be wrong. Hot Mckettrick chose his "adopted family" and rode off to Texas to save the people he cares about, leaving behind his daughter and his real family.

Lorelei Fellows is the, daughter of a tyrant judge, who as a statement burned her wedding dress in the town square after finding her soon to be husband in bed with a house maid, and on their wedding day no less.

After watching the dress burn a few minutes, Lorelei turned to walk away when large hands grab her and she is turned to look into the angry face of Holt Mckettrick.

Holt never saw someone like Miss Lorelei, especially since she was foolish enough to start a fire that could spread like crazy. After having some bad words between each other, Lorelei stalks off hoping that Holt will go back from where ever he came from.

But as luck would have it, in order for the both of them to achieve their goals, they keep bumping into each other. Holt has to save his adopted father's ranch, prove his best friend's innocence and keep everyone alive whilst doing it; and having some ungrateful to proud of a woman tagging along when an opportunity to purchase cattle arises, is going to add a whole new set of problems that he does not need.

Lorelei was adamant, and with the combine farces of Holt's brother and reason, Lorelei got her ways. So they all set out on a cattle drive.

On their way they encountered Comanches, ghost, a fire and a deaf baby. Taking on those was the easy part for Holt, dealing with Lorelei was the hard part. Feel like your missing something, read the book to fill in the blanks.

I liked this book, I read the urgency in what the writer wrote, there was a lot of what if's and I liked that. The romance, to me, seemed like an after thought. You have a good story line and then the romance was just thrown in, and it did not even seem to really fit their personalities. I keep getting thrown by what Holt and Lorelei say to each other, especially the love scene. It did not fit because Lorelei does not come of like the type of woman to give in as easily as she did.

Other than that, I was satisfied by the book and I know you would too, to look for Linda Lael Miller, she writes exciting and thrilling work.

Thoughts: The romance came as an afterthought.

Grade: B
Review by: Nathifa
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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 (McKettrick Cowboys Trilogy), followed in 2003 with Shotgun Bride (McKettrick Cowboys Trilogy), and finished in 2004 with Secondhand Bride (McKettrick Cowboys Trilogy). 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 from the trilogy-Rafe, Kade, and Jeb.

Holt McKettrick spent a large part of his life as Holt Cavanagh, adopted son of John Cavanagh, a rancher with a spread outside of San Antonio, Texas. Now back in the McKettrick fold-with the tensions and egos that four competing males are bound to bring-Holt is in the process of marrying Miss Margaret Tarquin when a letter from Texas changes his plans.

The short note advises Holt that his adoptive father, John, is about to be driven from his land, and former Ranger buddy, Gabe Navarro, is to be hanged for murder and thievery. Holt, as a McKettrick and a Cavanagh, has no choice but to leave the Arizona Territory and return to Texas to set matters straight.

But upon arrival, mayhem awaits. People have been killed, lands have been burned, and one Miss Lorelie Fellows, who happens to own the land next to John Cavanagh's, is attempting to drive Holt insane.

MCKETTRICK'S CHOICE is Western historical romance at its best-lively characters, a wonderful story line, attention to historic detail, and Ms. Miller's personal brand of story-telling make this book a very enjoyable read. Mystery, suspense, passion, and family duty don't disappoint in this hardcover release from one of the best of the genre.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
In the opening pages, Holt McKettrick is waiting for the preacher to marry him and his mail-order bride, Margaret Tarquin. A rider comes up to the gathering, asking for Holt Cavanaugh. After Holt reads the letter the rider gives him, he immediately heads for his horse.

The McKettrick men stop Holt, reminding him about the guests and wedding. Holt offers to marry Margaret but says he must leave immediately after the service; she refuses, turns to the guests and says there will be no wedding, but asks the guests to join her in a wonderful feast and dance.

Thus begins Holt's story. He must return to Texas to save one fellow Ranger from the gallows, find the Ranger who sent the note and save his volunteer-father, John Cavanaugh from ruin. This is a very satisfying story; the characters were complex and had a variety of motivations.

There are fights with Comanches and dishonest land-grabbers as well as a judge who bends the law to his will. There's plenty of action and suspense.

The only disappointment was the very-quick Epilogue.

This is one of the most interesting series I've read. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others who like this genre.

The McKettrick's
1. High Country Bride (2002)
2. Shotgun Bride (2003)
3. Secondhand Bride (2004)
4. McKettrick's Choice (2005)
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
katie lee
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 McKettrick gallops back to Texas to try to right things. There he meets the fiery Lorelei as she's burning her wedding dress. The two can't stop arguing but there's definitely attraction there. However, too much is going on to dwell on it as they have to go get some cows for a ranch, find a lawyer for Holt's friend, and try to tame their wild hearts as they fight the attraction.

For characters, Lorelei and Holt are just kind of annoying. In fact, all the side characters are better than them and I would have rather read about them. Holt is just kind of a jerk (and despite the times I know he could have been better) and Lorelei never really struck me as interesting. She was kind of just there as someone for Holt to pair up with. As said before though I did like the side characters and found all of their stories very intriguing. They are what kind of saved the book.

The plot was very slow to start and drug along for about 2/3 of the book. Then the last 1/3 of the book just rushed right by. The pacing definitely could have been better. The love story in this one too wasn't as compelling. I don't see what made Lorelei and Holt attracted to each other. In fact, they didn't seem to like each other at all despite the sexual tension. And that is something to note, there are sex scenes in this book, if you don't like that, don't read. After all, this is a romance.

It wasn't a horrible book, but not too good either. I guess I'll just have to keep reading to see if Miller's normal good books come back. There's still a whole lot of McKettrick I haven't experienced.

McKettrick's Choice
Copyright 2005
457 pages

Review by M. Reynard 2011
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
carlene kelly
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 flagrante delicto with a house maid. Holt runs into Lorelei again at her home when he goes there to speak to her father, the judge who sentenced his friend Gabe to hang. His meeting with Judge Fellows goes nowhere, however, as Holt knows the man is in league with Templeton, a wealthy rancher who is after Holt's foster father's ranch and who framed Gabe for the crimes for which he is about to hang.

Holt isn't the only one who has problems with Lorelei's father, however. When Judge Fellows threatens to commit Lorelei to an asylum for refusing to marry her cheating fiancé, she starts to think about changing her life and actually living it. When she finds out she's the owner of a small tract of land, she packs up her things and the Mexican couple who raised her, and heads out to start a new life on her own ranch. The house is a wreck and she has to start from scratch, but even the hardships Lorelei finds herself facing are exhilarating compared to her boring life in her father's house. Even more exhilarating, though annoying, is the fact that Holt McKettrick is staying on a neighboring ranch. Against Holt's better judgment, he invites Lorelei along on a cattle drive so that she can purchase some cattle, and the close proximity they find themselves in is of great amusement to the rest of their group, as just about everyone but Holt and Lorelei can see that they're falling in love.

I picked this book up simply because I was looking for a sweet historical romance and knew Linda Lael Miller would deliver. I don't read as many romances as I used to so I haven't read all the books by this author, but everything that I have read has been satisfying, and this book was no exception. Though the pace of the story dragged a bit in the middle and the relationship between Holt and Lorelei could have used just a touch more flash, this was a very good historical romance novel with engaging characters and it made me feel like I was right there on the dusty Texas trail. As usual, Linda Lael Miller is worth the read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
colin teichholtz
Out of all four of the McKettrick cowboy brothers, Holt's story definitely far surpasses the previous books in this series. While the other books were entertaining, Rafe's, Kade's and Jeb's stories were all interwoven, all too similar and very predictable. As a side character, Holt seemed almost forgotten in the other books until comic relief or tension was needed in a scene. Ms. Miller did a fabulous job giving Holt a strong story, while still maintaining a similar storyline to that of the other McKettricks (without using obvious scenes and repeating dialogue just to keep the story flowing, even though she did use the bridal-crutch a bit too much). Holt and Lorelei were the perfect hero and heroine - these characters show their stuff on the open trail and face many brutal obstacles. Additional characters like Holt's foster family and his friends from his days as a Texas Ranger, along with scenes of the harsh Wild West, made Holt's story that much more real and compelling. Although I wish Ms. Miller had given her readers a little more explanation about Holt's thoughts and actions, especially those concerning his sisters-in-law back in Arizona. But overall, this story was a great read and should definitely be on the list of any fan of Western Romance.
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christine beverly
I have seen Linda Lael Millers name several times when looking for a new book to read. Why it has taken me so long to try one, I can't say. Especially since she has written over 100 historical contemporary novels. I truly enjoyed McKettrick's Choice. It was very well written and kept my interest from page one until the very end. I can't wait to go back and read everything I can find on this very interesting family.
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chelsea miller
I've been reading through LLM's contemporary McKettrick series with mixed results. So when I stumbled on this one, a period piece covering the original McKettrick sons, I was wary. Luckily, this turned out to be a great western! The characters are complex and well drawn. They literally walk off the page. The scenes are believable and the action never stalls. The imagery is so vivid, I can feel the trail dust on my skin. The scene in the abandoned mission gave me chills. I love the spark and humor between Holt and Lorelei as well as the slow burn. Their scenes sizzle without being too cheesy. Lorelei can be too proud and headstrong, but so is Holt. Their adventure together is well worth the read. I'm only sorry I'm reading these out of order because I can't seem to find all the editions on audio.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
alexandra bryant
On his wedding day, Holt McKettrick gets word that his adoptive father is in trouble, and one of his friends is set to hang. He sets out immediately, leaving his bride behind. Upon reaching San Antonio, he sees another bride burning her wedding dress in the street. Lorelei Fellows is a courageous woman who is taking control of her own life. The two fight like wildcats before finally succumbing to each other.
Although Holt is a little more high-handed and alpha than I usually enjoy in a hero, Lorelei is a match for him in terms of stubbornness and strength, and the book is representative of the attitudes of the time. A very satisfying Western Romance.
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karen yoho
THIS WAS A WONDERFUL BOOK. The story was sweet, interesting and laugh out loud funny. Miller hit one out of the park with this one! I found it interesting that Holt seemed to have sub-story lines throughout this serious but HE actually was one of the first McKettrick men we meet and the only brother that has had a pretty consistant storyline and presence in all 4 books. SO, it was fitting this series ended with him. A few reviewers complained that Holt's personality was not well represented here, that he was normally very soft hearted with the women. That is not actually true if you remember he was the one that tormented and harrassed poor Emmeline in the first book. So, I thought he was pretty consistant throughout the series. I also thought it was nice that she had Rafe in this one. It was a full circle moment. The seris began with these two brothers as enemies and ended with them together.... I'm sad I've read them all now.
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When news arrived of trouble back in Texas, Holt McKettrick left his mail-order bride on the spot. But that's how it had always been for Holt--trying to do the right thing inevitably got somebody mad at him. He just prayed he'd be in time to keep his best friend from the gallows and save the man who'd raised him as a son. The arduous trip from Arizona to San Antonio would be rife with rustlers and thieves--both of which Holt could easily handle. But nothing in his checkered past could have prepared him for a woman like Lorelei Fellows.

Setting fire to her wedding dress in the town square probably wasn't the best way for Lorelei to make he point, but sh was sick of men--as far as she was concered, they were nothing but cheats and liars. And why should she be in such a hurry to marry, anyway? All she wanted was to stake her claim on her own little piece of Texas. And with Holt McKettrick as her new neighbor, she might be able to do just that. The man was a straight shooter with a strong will, a steady aim and a hungry heart. Before long, the sparks are flying...and two people determined never to believe in love can't believe they've gone without it this long.

Linda Lael Miller has long been the queen of Western historical romance, and McKettrick's Choice makes it clear why this beloved saga has shot to the top of the bestseller lists.
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mat ss gricmanis
In 1888 on the ranch of his biological father in the Arizona Territory, Holt McKettrick is waiting for the preacher to arrive to marry him to Margaret when a visitor from his home state of Texas arrives with a note that he carried from friend Frank Corrales. Apparently the man who raised him John Cavanaugh is being dispossessed from his land and his best friend Gabe is going to be hung as a murdering horse thief. He informs his bride to be that they will not marry at least that day, leaves his daughter with her grandfather, and rushes back to Texas to try to save the day.

In San Antonio, Judge Fellows is exasperated with his daughter Lorelei who refuses to wed her fiancé Creighton Banning. Instead as Holt arrives in town, she burns her wedding dress and flees to the dilapidated ranch she inherited from her late mother. Her neighbor Holt helps her and soon they fall in love though her father convicted Gabe and her influential former fiancé has made the bid for John's land.

The follow up to the McKettrick bride trilogy is filled with suspense and action, but belongs to a pair of rowdies who do not believe in love until the emotion slaps each of them in the heart. The story line is fast-paced, but also provides a deep look at late nineteenth century Texas through the colorful cast. Linda Lael Miller provides a terrific western romance that embellishes why this is one of the sub-genre's better miniseries in the last few years.

Harriet Klausner
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
I was looking forward to Holt's story. The book was, I don't know, a little disappointing. It wasn't great, and it wasn't bad. It was just okay.

Holt and Lorelei make a fascinating couple. They had a great passion between them. But too much of the book was spent on their conflicts and not enough on the connection between them. There weren't enough...softer...moments between them. They spent so much time fighting, that at the end, when they admit they love each other, it was just slightly off. I was also a little annoyed by how mean Holt tended to be to her. In all the other books in the series, he is always so kind and gentle to females, but right off the bat with Lorelei, he is contrary and high-handed. It didn't quite work for me.

My other complaint about the book was that it was too focused on the storyline. I really didn't want to read so many details about a cattle drive. I wouldn't have minded more about Holt and Lorelei. It just got kind of boring. But all the side characters were great.

Anyway, the book was okay...there was just something about it that kept me from loving it. Not sure how to explain it. As for the series as a whole, it was okay as well. Miller's writing isn't bad, but she often times sticks to the surface of things and doesn't get down to the nitty-gritty emotions that drive people. It was worth reading, I suppose, but it doesn't make any of my 'best' lists.

Rating: 3 / 5
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brie ana birdsall
This is a book that sweeps you off your feet from the first page. Lorelei Fellows is a strong willed, defiant, stubborn woman and Holt McKettrick happens to have very similar qualities. The hero and heroine are a perfect match for one another and because there is so much tension between them, it makes those softer moments even more tender.

The story in itself is very interesting from cattle drive to the Comanches attacks to the way women live on the trail. All the characters are intriguing and very likeable (except for the bad guys, of course!).

It's a great story to read all on its own. Happy Reading.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
diana farthing
This book was just ok. The story was interesting but lacked pace. The characters were a little bit wishy washy with the H & h not really connecting until the end of the book. This book is heavy on story and period detail but very light on emotional depth and romance. The h - Lorelei - had many many TSTL moments, I wouldn't have minded if she'd been trampled by cattle half way through. The H - Holt - was also a bit of a div, wasn't cheering for him at all. If you prefer story line over romance this is the book for you.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
jen kane
Maybe it's me, but I couldn't even finish this book completely. Loralie got on my nerves from the start. She was too stubborn and cold, so much so that she got to be a bit mean to Holt. I felt like there were times when she was just pushing him away. Yet, he kept coming back. And she kept shoving him away. He got mad, they were both mad, but somehow they fell in love.

I thought it was a funny and cute story though. But I just wanted to point out Loralie's kind of in-your-face attitude. I mean, it wasn't terrible. But I felt like Holt didn't do anything to deserve it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
This is a good western romance love story set in the 1880s in Texas and Arizona. It's about a strong gallant cowboy falling for a very strong-willed, independent woman who is used to living a cushy life in town but left her home for ranching. Their encounters are humorous but the book is a bit far-fetched with all the dangers they encounter without getting hurt or killed. Holt, the cowboy, came across as some sort of super hero. I enjoyed it though. Lorelei, Holt's love interest, was very brave. The main plot wasn't really about love, but more about Holt's coming to the rescue of friends in trouble, sort of like Superman.
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vikas shenoy
One thing that I always love about a Linda Lael Miller story is that the characters are so realistic that they could be someone from our on lives. Holt was not and easy man to love although I have to say he was perfect hero material. Lorelei was challenging, in part because she was growing out of the box she had been forced into by her upbringing.
Two imperfect people who are not looking for each other but who can't but help being drawn to each other.
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fernando zazueta
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, was any chemistry whatsoever between Holt and Lorelei, though I kept reading in the hopes that there was a romance to be found. There was no true dialogue between this hero and heroine, which would have allowed for such a relationship. In fact, Lorelei had more conversations with Rafe (the brother)than with Holt.

The ending, while "satisfying" was also too good to be true, and felt a bit rushed. After reading pages that takes readers on a long journey, which included broken relationships, cattle drives, reunions and a bit of mystery, I expected more depth to the ending.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
elizabeth coleman
I have just finished all 3 of the books in this newest trilogy of Miller's. She continues to write spellbinding books!! All thru this set, I could see, hear & smell the ppl, places & surroundings. I doubt that I will ever get to Arizona in person, but thru her books, I can go there anytime & really feel as tho I've been there!! I am a big fan of Miller's & have been for years-- She still has that magickal touch!! Plus, those McKettrick men are real men--sexy gentlemen!! Whew!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
debbie viggiano
Another classic story by Miller. Fans won't be disappointed. Characters show growth and you fall in love with quickly. Enjoyed.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
blake heller
I'm a huge Linda Lael Miller fan and this 4th in the McKettrick's Series does NOT disappoint. Once again there are lovable but headstrong stubborn characters who you easily find yourself genuinely caring about, an intriguing fast paced story with lots of twists and surprises, an imaginative and creative plot that even if you've read 10,000 historical romances is fresh and alive and it's all set in the rough yet romantic old West. This finale to the Mckettrick Series has a lot of new characters to get to know and love. Of course there are heroes to root for and villains to despise. I personally have a soft spot in my heart for Holt's "sister" and baby "Pearl". Holt and Lorelei's romance seems inevitable but ill-fated from the start. Their flaring tempers and stubborn ways make their fights legendary.

The only thing about this book I would've liked to have seen added is a more detailed epilogue, preferrably set at least five years later, since this is the series finale. There are some loose ends I would love to see come together. Maybe LLM will see it in her heart to add to Lizzie's story with a fifth McKettrick book. I hope so.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Another wonderfuL book by Linda Lyal Miller. I read this
book in one day. I couldn't put it down. She is one of my favorite authors.

This is a wonderful book. Linda Lyal Miller is one of my favorite authors. I couldn't put it down. If you are a fan of her writing you should love this story.

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
valerie a
My first venture into the McKettrick family and that's enough. I can't think of a more preposterous cattle drive if I tried. An 8 mo. pregnant woman, another feather brained 30 yr old woman that grew up in Texas and doesn't know how to ride a horse, handle a gun with no common sense at all. Then they pick up a 5 mo. old deaf orphan and go merrily on their way. The person in charge of baby is mentally challenged and needed someone to care for her too. Course they make the entire round trip with only one guy shot in the arm and one with a broken leg. The only thing that would have stretched the fairy tale any more would have been for the baby to be born on the trail, delivered by the boss man.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
McKettrick's Choice is a very good read. It is interesting to learn about the various characters from the other books and how they become such an interesting family. Historical information is fairly accurate and helps the reader understand what women went through in the late 1800's.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brooke bender
The wife really likes this one. The wife really likes this one. The wife really likes this one. The wife really likes this one. The wife really likes this one. Do you get the feeling I don't like to write that much...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
allie clements
I really enjoyed this one. Holt shows up in all three of the other books in the Mckettrick series. It's about time he found his love. A very fun and entertaining book. I also like that his brother Rafe was also included in the book. I am keeping this one for along time.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Arizona Territory, 1888

MCKETTRICK'S CHOICE is the fourth book in the McKettrick Cowboy's series and it's an excellent ending to the series! Be sure to start the series with HIGH COUNTRY BRIDE, then SHOTGUN BRIDE, then SECONDHAND BRIDE and end with MCKETTRICK'S CHOICE!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
IT had all the things that a good book needs. A little to long for me but the characters were fantastic. E each one so different but glued to the others. I liked it..
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
grant custer
Miss Miller is one of three favorite authors I love too read I have read all most all of her books . When are we going too see another MoJo Sheepshank book? She is right there at the top of the list.
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nathan pearson
This book is wonderful! From the first page, you cannot put this story down. The characters have such distinct personalities. Each page is more exciting than the other. This story has every feeling that you can imagine: dominance,love, hate, suspense, fear, and lots of agitation. You will want to read this book all the way through without interruption.
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brady kimball
I liked but did not love the characters. Very individualistic. But I never had a clear picture of the heroine Lorelei, never "saw" her as I see most characters. The story gallops along, there's a great love scene, but the last quarter to third had a hurried quality, rushed to be done, thus without the great writing of the first part. I was lost in some spots, wondering how the characters got to where they were. Details seemed left out. Rush, rush, and the ending, while it should have been satisfying, just didn't fulfill the promise for me.
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After reading roughly thirty of Miller's wonderful books, McKettrick's Choice, has stood out as my favorite. Miller managed to touch on so many levels, the depth of the story was profound. This book was fantastic!!
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melissa yee
Strong men...extremely strong men...the story was complex & captivating....this is one I want to read again...hats off to the author!
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jana rosenbaum
Good book.
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evert hilhorst
I love this author & these books
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This cowboy book had everything I wanted it to have.All the different characters and very different attitudes .The very strong women that kept it going,and all the cheating outlaws.
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This book is as good as the first three books. Her characters are so real, you can place yourself right in the setting with them.
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rhonda mcknight
Linda Lael Miller books are just great. I can't put them down until they're finished. I have enjoyed every one of the "McKettrick" series with their humor and compassion and all kinds of emotions. The quips back and forth between the characters is so good you feel like you are right there listening to them. I have read every one a second time!! Looking for more of the "McKettrick" and the "Stone Creek" series. Thank you Ms. Miller.
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Another book in the McKettrick series. A fine romance with adventure couched in a family story.
I enjoy reading about the various generations of the McKettrick's.
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Miller has again given her readers another strong male character along with a cast of interesting,exciting, and worthy support community.
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rachel woodward
This was the last of the McKettrick's story. I truly enjoyed reading it and seeing Holt attracted to someone. The book held my interest all the way and was hard to put down. If you enjoyed the other McKettrick books, you enjoy this one.
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katie jones
Being a huge fan of this series, I would say, this one is RIGHT on the money! As I ponder the book, it did seem as though the writings were a tad out of character, in depicting the main character, Holt. In reflection it seemed as though he was thus far, a pretty great guy, and sometimes was depicted in this story as not that. I am not complaining though as it was a GRAND adventure, and I could eat this series up, if only there were more!
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heidi jourdain
I liked how this book kept me reading to find out what would happen next. I was saddened at some parts, and always live the romance!
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melissa basnight
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james bohn
A great story about family closeness and cooperation. A lot of love was included in the family. I come from a close knit family.
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chris shaffer
Great book. I love Miller and all her stories. I have read many of them. A good story, a sequel to others relating to the same family. I like this type of book, as it makes the characters seem like friends that you are catching up on.
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bt robinson
Linda Lael Miller wrote great stories about the McKettricks. These are some of the best western romances I've read, be it present time or back in the 1800s.
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esther clark
Very ggod book liked all of the characters. She is one of my favorite authors. I have read all in the series and have been very happy with them all.
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jennifer donahue
I like books about the old days and family. The cattle drive ,the indian attacks and the love between family members. I have read all the books on the McKettrick family and thought they were all great. I wish there were more about them.
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Linda Miller's books always thrill. I waited for Holt's story and his romance with the runaway bride is charming. This is what romance is supposed to be
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angel burleson
I thought this book was interesting and kept your interest. I read in all in two evenings. It was hard not to look at the last page to see how it ended. Waiting for the follow-up to the life of these cowboys.
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kate slaten
I have all the McKettrick books from start to the recent. If you are not in love with the 1800's you will be after reading the McKettrick series.
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ertu rul uysal
Very good
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mackenzie staub
Rate it a 4.5
Unusual ending with great characters that hold your interest in what is happening during the story.
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Best one out of the Rafe, Kade, Jeb and Holt books. McKettrick men series. This is actually forth in the series.
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