Book Reviews of High Country Bride (McKettrick Cowboys, Bk 1)

High Country Bride (McKettrick Cowboys, Bk 1)
High Country Bride - McKettrick Cowboys, Bk 1
Author: Linda Lael Miller
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ISBN-13: 9780743422734
ISBN-10: 0743422732
Publication Date: 12/1/2002
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 311 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
This is the first in the McKettrick Cowboys Trilogy by Linda Lael Miller. It explains how Angus, father over his clan of wayward, hell-raising cowboy sons, got the ball rolling. He promised his Triple M ranch to the son who was first to settle down, get married and produce a grandchild. It's obvious his sons know about producing offspring...but who will be first to tie the knot? Let the chase and humor begin!! Vol. 1 is Rafe's story. Read the remaining books in the series: Vol. 2 is "Shotgun Bride," and it's Kade's turn. Vol. 3 is "Secondhand Bride" and tell's about Jeb's efforts. There's an add-on, too: "McKettrick's Choice." It's Holt's heartwarming story. All books are worthwhile reading and very entertaining.
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Helpful Score: 2
What can I say? I'm a sucker for cowboys... I love this story! It's the first in the series and I can't wait to dive into the next McKettrick book! I was a little nervous because I had never read anything from this author before, but I must say I was impressed. A great read and a page turner. Some books about the frontier tend to lose the plot in the details, but not this one!
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Helpful Score: 2
The first in the McKettrick Cowboy's Trilogy. Got them all at once and read them just as quickly. Loved them all.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book. Great series. Love her writing!
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Helpful Score: 2
Classic Linda Lael Miller. Great, quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Book #1 in the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy. #2 is Shotgun Bride, #3 is Secondhand Bride & there is a book that ties into the trilogy, #4 McKettrick's Choice, about Holt.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book. First book in the McKettrick Cowboys series. 'Shotgun Bride', 'Secondhand Bride' & 'McKettrick's Choice' follow.
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This is A excellant book to read and Linda Lael Miller books are excellant to read.
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This book was exceptional. If you like stories about the west you'll like it.
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Awesome series of 4 books. Very good reading! I have all 4 in this McKettrick series! Wonderful story!
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First in the McKettrick Cowboys Trilogy!
Great storyline! Loved it!
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Very interesting book, keeps you wanting to read the whole book, cant put down
love the mekettricks
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Great book.
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It was a good read. Emmeline strong will keeps you reading. Hope you Enjoy
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To a family wager to determine who will acquire the family ranch, add a spirited mail order bride (with a secret past) and a newly found family member. Stir well with humor and Ms Miller has delivered another great story.
Loved the book.
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1st in the McKetrick Cowboy trilogy. Good read.
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This is the first in the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy.
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Loved it!!!
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I enjoyed this historical romance and was hooked to read the rest of the series. I felt like I knew the many generations of this family.
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First book in the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy. Western romance with lots of fun and humor!
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I loved this series, my favorite of hers so far. This is the first book in the McKettrick Cowboys. Excellant!!
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First book in the McKettrick Cowboys triology. Sick of waiting for his sons to settle down and give him grandchildren, Angus McKettrick comes up with a competition, the first to marry and have a grandchild will inherit Triple M Ranch.
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1st in the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy. One ranch. Three sons. only one will inherit...and on one condition. Love all of Linda lail Miller's McKettrick books.
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good writing, but not my favorite plot.
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linda writes only the best
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This is the first of the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy. Angus McKettrick announces a competition for his three sons: the first to marry and produce a grandchild will inherit the ranch. This particular book in the series focuses on the eldest brother, who takes a mail-order bride with a secret of her own.
This story moves quickly.
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I loved this book!! It is the first book in a series of 3 books and i cannot wait to get started on the 2nd book to find out what happens to all the great characters from the first book.An enjoyable read,passionate romance,suspense and interesting characters.If you like the old west you will love this story!!
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First book in the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy!
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I thought this was an above average western romance with great secondary characters. The time period was interesting as well. Some ends weren't tied up very well but it's a good start to a trilogy.
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This was a very good read! Hard to put down!
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Very easy, light and fun romance read. It made me want to find out what happens next in the series.
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This book opens a wonderful series one of the best Ive read to date. Angus McKettrick has 3 sons who are still sowing wild oats and Angus recognizes that he is not getting any younger. Thus, the old cattle baron sets up a competition: Whichever son marries and produces the first grandchild will inherit the Triple M ranch (zillions of acres in Arizona Territory).

Already competitive, each of the three McKettrick men starts scouring the countryside for a bride. Each man dreads the idea of working for one of his brothers. Rafe McKettrick, eldest son, will do anything to win the Triple M.

Emmeline Harding, an orphan raised by her aunt in a brothel, has found herself in a compromising position. Aunt Becky has done everything she could to keep Emmeline from becoming one of her girls. But Emmeline wakes up in a strange bed, finds herself in her skivvies and as hung-over as can be. When she and her Aunt see the money beside the bed, they have a terrible fight and Emmeline decides she must leave Kansas City. With no money, she notices ads for mail-order brides.

Still torn with guilt, Emmeline accepts the bride vouchers and starts on her way to meet her new husband (married by proxy in Kansas City). Then the fun begins.

By turns, this book has the reader laughing, crying and fuming with the stupidity of some people. It doesnt take long to figure out that the 3 men are fairly clueless about women and Rafe is the worst. Other than a couple of ridiculous coincidences, this book is charming.

McKettricks Series
1. High Country Bride (2002)
2. Shotgun Bride (2003)
3. Secondhand Bride (2004)
4. McKettrick's Choice (2005)
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When Angus McKettrick, the patriarch of this family, decrees that the first son to marry and produce an heir gets the whole enchilada (he's quite rich you know), Kade, Rafe and Jeb hit the ground running to find a bride. This is Rafe's story.

Mail order bride, Emmeline Harding leaves Kansas City bound for Indian Rock, Arizona as the wife of Rafe McKettrick. The journey is less rocky than her arrival. Rafe apparently wants a bride to produce a child and nothing else. The romance is typical - she has dangerous secrets - and he is beyond stubborn. The chase is on and as Emmeline slowly falls in love, she is beset by a guilty conscience and confesses all with terrible consequences. Now it is up to Rafe to decide does he love her or not.

I haven't read a western romance by Linda Lael Miller in years but I really enjoyed this one. As a matter of fact, I'm anxious to read Kade, Jeb and even Holt's stories too!
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wonderful western
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A very good novel!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good reading.
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Hot read set in the West! Easy to read and enjoyable.