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McKettrick's Choice (McKettrick Cowboys Trilogy)
McKettrick's Choice - McKettrick Cowboys Trilogy
Author: Linda Lael Miller
ISBN-13: 9780373770298
ISBN-10: 0373770294
Publication Date: 6/1/2005
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 112 ratings
Publisher: HQN Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a wonderful addition to the McKettrick Cowboy series. This is the story of Angus McKettrick's first born son Holt. First introduced in the McKettrick Cowboy stories, Holt had a grudge against Angus for the way that he treated Holt after the death of his mother. Ms Miller used several books to introduce and make us fall in love with Holt then she wisely gave us an entire book for Holt's story.
Summoned to Texas to help his foster father, Holt meets Lorelei, the headstrong daughter of the local judge. Soon Holt and Lorelei are butting heads but also working together to try and save 2 ranches and the life of Holt's friend. While all of this turmoil is happening around them, they are falling in love.
While you can appreciate this book as a standalone story, I would recommend reading the previous books in this series, High Country Bride, Shotgun Bride and Secondhand Bride prior to reading this book in order to get a full understand of the family dynamics that drive Holt and his brothers.
An excellent book- I could not put the book down once I started to read it.
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Helpful Score: 2
A good edition to the McKettrick series (#4, I think?) It's been a while since I read the first three so I needed to brush up a little bit on Holt McKettrick.

The whole book takes place in about a 10 day span so the story line moves along quickly, though the book bogged down a bit here and there.

I really enjoy Miller's word usage. She often narrates like an old cowpoke whose been on the trail for a couple grizzly years. Her books, especially her historical westerns, have entertained me for years.
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Helpful Score: 2
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 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.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the latest book in a series about the McKettrick's family included in this series are High Plains Bride, Shotgun Bride and Secondhad bride. They were all great books.
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I coudln't wait for the story on Holt...I really liked his role in the first 3 McKettrick books. This story didn't disappoint! I read it in 2 days. I laughed out loud, cried, and rooted for them! That is the makings of a good book :)
This story has some twists & turns that the first 3 didn't. Linda Lael Miller has such great imagination to give each character their own unique story. I'm sad to have to leave the original McKettrick men :( I wish their stories could continue! I hope the next generation is just as captivating!
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this book made me laugh, cry and be amazed at how strong some women can be and also at the hardships that are possible in the authors imagination...awesome book..
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Book #4 in the McKettrick Cowboy series. Fun series to read and enjoyable characters to read about. Nice and light-hearted.
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THis is the fourth volume (add-on) to the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy. It's Holt's story and very heartwarming. Can he arise above his past and take his proper spot with the rest of his half-brothers? Will he find a mother for his daughter and wife for himself? Read it and find out! Linda Lael Miller at her finest. The other stories in the trilogy are: HIGH COUNTRY BRIDE (vol. 1); SHOTGUN BRIDE (vol. 2); SECONDHAND BRIDE (vol. 3). Each of his brothers has a separate volume.
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Great read!
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I enjoyed this book very much. It is the third book in McKettrick Bride series, I believe. Linda Lael Miller is always enjoyable!
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Wonderful book. Set in the old west setting with a cattle drive and a woman who will not stay in her place. Full of laughs and a few tears.
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romantic
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great book, held my intrest til last page.
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The latest volume of the McKettrick series staring Holt McKettrick in a western historical romance. Intrigues, danger and greed are up against interity, kindness and love. With two hard-headed but thoroughloy loveable lead characters.
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this is one awesome book...if you read this,you need to read the whole series...
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Gotta love Linda Lael Miller! This story is a great addition to the MdKettrick's stories. Only wish it didn't have to end.
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Loved it! When news comes that there was possible trouble back in texas::; Holt Mckettrick's left a mail- order bride and his family on the spot!
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great book as are all in the McKettrick's series
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A wonderful ending to the trilogy!
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I started out reading Linda Lael Miller's McKettrick's series with this book and love everyone I have read. They keep getting better.
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For some reason all the McKettrick men scream "Hot!" and I love reading about them. I've been a long time Lael fan and love her writing style and all of her books. Definatey was happy with this one as well.
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Great ending to my favorite series. A quick must read!
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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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Great Trilogy!! The whole family is so terrific one just has to get totally involved with them.
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My favorite book of the series!! I read this book first and then found the rest and loved all of them. I have read all the McKettrick series book and none of them dissapoint.
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It took a little bit for me to get into this book. If you are used to a romance that is centered around one couple with hot steamy scenes throughout, you will be disappointed.

The book moves rather slowly and there are a lot of other stuff going on. The romance part is almost an afterthought.

I found it really engaging and well worth the read. There are some really sad parts along with some sweet, fun scenes. Will look for other books in this series.
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Loved this book! However, I am very sad that the McKettrick story is over. ::sniff sniff::
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Quite entertaining.
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Another good book by Linda Lael Miller. It's an enjoyable quick read.
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Love it and couldn't put it down until I was finished!!
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Last book in series- Loved it!
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I enjoy Western historical romance,and this book is on the top of the list.
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McKettrick,s Choice By Linda Lael Miller
good book! Takes you to Texas. The book has a lot of action in it from mail-order brides to rustlers and thieves. to a woman like Lorelei Fellows. You will meet Loreleir new neighbor Holt McKettrick. The man was straight shooter with a stron will, a steady aim and a hungry heart. Before long, the sparks are flying. These two people determined never to fall in love can't believe they've gone and did it. enjoy!
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a page turner...
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A good mix of adventure and romance. Loved the old west setting.
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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 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.
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I enjoyed this book, as I did every single one of the McKettrick series. Felt like I was part of their family and was fully engaged as a reader. Didn't get much else done except read until I finished this series!
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I loved the book. I have read all 4 books. I would rate the book as 5.
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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 from the rider, he immediately heads for his horse.

The McKettrick men stop Holt, reminding him about the guests and wedding. Holt offers to marry her 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 Comanche's 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)
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cowboy romance - very good
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I love the McKettricks Series . And hope there are more in the future
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Wonderful conclusion to the McKettrick series, with older half-brother Holt McKettrick.
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I love the McKettrick series! This book is a wonderful addition to it!
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This was a great way to end with the McKettrick brides! Holt and Lorelei's story was great. Especially, since it had a little bit of Kade McKettrick, too.
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This is an addition to the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy about half-brother Holt McKettrick.
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Book #4, follows the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy, excellent series. #1 is High Country Bride, #2 is Shotgun Bride, #3 is Secondhand Bride & this book that follows the trilogy, #4 McKettrick's Choice, about Holt.
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The latest, or last in the Mcketterick series--this one about Holt who meets a gutsy, beautiful woman while trying to help his foster father and a Ranger friend battle a crooked judge and a evil cattle baron.
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I like the McKettrick series, this one goes back to the 1880's.Some history for the newer ones coming out.
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Pretty good read for a slow weekend.
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it was a great read
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This book is about Holt, and its terrific! You will love it!!!
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I love the McKettrick stories!
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great book
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When news come that there was trouble in Texas-Holt McKettrick leaves a mail-order bride & his family to keep his best friend from the gallows. He didn't expect to meet a woman like Lorelei. Lorelei was weary of scheming men, but when Holt becomes her neighbor, she sees a straight shooter with a strong will, steady aim & a hungry heart.
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c. 1888 Another sexy McKettrick man - this one (Holt) leaves a mail-order bride at the alter in Arizona when he gets word that the man who raised him needs help back in Texas. He arrives in town to see a woman setting fire to her wedding dress in the town square.
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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 never expected to find a woman like Lorelei Fellows.
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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 Fellows. But Lorelei had had enough. She was sick of men and their schemes. All she wanted was to stake her claim on her own little piece of Texas. And with Holt Mckettrick as a neighbor, things were beginning to look up. The man was a straight shooter with a strong will, and steady aim and hungry heart.