Book Reviews of Secondhand Bride (McKettrick Cowboys, Bk 3)

Secondhand Bride (McKettrick Cowboys, Bk 3)
Secondhand Bride - McKettrick Cowboys, Bk 3
Author: Linda Lael Miller
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780743422758
ISBN-10: 0743422759
Publication Date: 11/30/2004
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 304 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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The 3rd book in the McKettrick Cowboy trilogy. This is Jeb and Chloe's story as Jeb attempts to win the bet laid out by his father that the ranch will belong to the first of the sons to marry and produce a grandchild. As with the other brothers, the path of love does not run smooth for Jeb and Chloe. Their relationship makes for an interesting story.
It is not necessary (but it is helpful) to have read the other 2 books in the trilogy - High Country Bride and Shotgun Bride. Having the background of the previous 2 books helps to understand all the family dynamics. Characters introduced in each of those books are included in this book.
As with all of Ms Miller's books, her characters are fully fleshed out and their antics bring smiles to your face as you read of their exploits.
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Very enjoyable reading. If you like action and moral principles, you will like this book.
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To get what he wants Jeb will use anyone. He takes another mans wife just to win the ranch from his brothers.
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To win his father's ranch a hard-living cowboy settles down and takes a wife - another man's wife!
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Third in the McKettrick Cowboys Trilogy!
Great story! Loved it! Last but not least, Mckettricks Choice! Coming soon.....
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Jeb is a wild one who never can stay out of trouble. Trouble he gets when he proposes to Chloe Wakefild. No sooner had he and the pretty schoolteacher married than Jeb discovers she's already married. Jed hightails back to the Triple M. Ranch certain his chances of winning the spread in a marriage race with his brothers are dashed.
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The youngest McKettrick brother Jeb is the wild who never could stay out of trouble. And trouble is what he gets when he proposes to Chloe Wakefield. No sooner had he and the pretty schoolteacher tied the knot than Jeb discovers she's already married! After a major dustup with Cloe in a Tombstone barroom an irate Jeb hightails it back to the Triple MRanch, certian that his chaces of winning the spread in a marriage race with his brothers are dashed.
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Set in 1880s Arizona Territory, the final installment in Miller's McKettrick Cowboys trilogy (High Country Bride; Shotgun Bride) finds the short-tempered McKettrick brothers still squabbling and still vying for ownership of the Triple M ranch, which their father, Angus, will give to the first son who marries and provides him with a grandchild. For youngest son, Jeb, the ranch is the one thing in the world that he holds most dear, so with both his older brothers already wed, Jed needs to move it or lose it. A quick marriage to schoolteacher Chloe Wakefield gets him in the race, but when he hears that his new bride already has a husband, he hightails it back to the ranch instead of sticking around to learn the truth. But Chloe, reputation in shreds, isn't about to go down without a fight.
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The 2nd of the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy (of which there is a fourth, McKettrick's Choice!)is the story of the youngest son, Jeb. He and the new schoolmarm Chloe, wed and then he finds out she's already married! Now, sure to lose the race to wed and bred an heir to the McKettrick ranch he leaves Chloe and returns home. Then, Cloe comes to Indian Rock to find her uncle John and she and Jeb and the fur flies!
Great series
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This book is the 3rd in the McKettrick's Cowboys trilogy. The series was great.
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to win his fathers ranch, a hard living cowboy settles down and takes a wife--another mans wife and learns what real love is
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Very entertaining!
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LOVED it!! I love when every book in a series is great, and this was no exception. I'll be missing this family! :o)
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This is the third vol. in the McKettrick Cowboy trilogy and it's the story of Jeb, youngest of the brothers. Also see vol. 1 (High Country Bride) and vol. 2 (Shotgun Bride). There's also an add-on called "McKettrick's Choice" which is the story of the half-brother, Holt.
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One of Linda Lael Miller's best, the story is part of the McKettrick series -- Jeb's story. Set in the Old West, Jeb is in competition with his two brothers to marry and start a family in order to inherit Daddy's ranch.
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As always with Miller, a great read
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Another great book..
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Secondhand Bride with Jeb & Cloe McKettrick, was as good as High Country Bride with Rafe & Emmaline McKettrick and Shotgun Bride with Kade & Mandy McKettrick. I love Linda Lael Millers books. She is a great author and she keeps you interested in the story. Each bride was a strong individual and uncowable by these men. Each had a story unique from the others. I love that Ms. Miller included a story of their step-mom and their dad and their bundle of joy. I also liked that Angus McKettrick, the dad, had a son, Hold Cavanaugh/McKettrick, before these three and he is brought into the stories and in Secondhand Bride more of his story is told and he has a child that is introduced. I don't like the bargain Angus invokes upon his sons and in Secondhand Bride he includes Holt in the bargain. I think it was awful of him to pit his sons against each other. I love how Emmaline, Mandy and Cloe and I think Conception, boys step-mom, worked it out in the end. I also have to hand it to all those women who signed up to become mail-order brides. Although it seems adventureous I'm not sure I'd have wanted to be one. Enjoy!
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good read, had to take it out at every single break at work, these cowboys make wish i was a second hand bride.
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Jeb was charming and witty in the previous 2 books of this series. However, when he got his own story he seemed to be drifting through life and a bit spoiled. Chloe Whitfield turns out to be Marshall John Lewis daughter (Lewis died in the last book and was the love interest of the Arizona Hotels owner). This was one of the two major coincidences that ruined the book, in my estimation.

Chloe rides up to the Triple M Ranch -- with fire in her eye; shes looking for her husband, Jeb. There seems to be a question of whether Chloe bothered to divorce her 1st husband (Jack Barnett) before marrying Jeb. Most of the story revolves around their arguments about whether or not she is legally married to Jeb.

Thank goodness Ms. Miller added other love interests to this book because 430 pages of arguments between Chloe and Jeb would have gotten old pretty quickly.

The second (rather large) coincidence occurred in the chapter before the Epilogue. I dont want to ruin the surprise, but it takes place on 4 July 1887. The possibility of this happening must be 1 in a billion, or so. Its ridiculous.

Fortunately, the next story about Holt is excellent.

The McKettricks
1. High Country Bride (2002)
2. Shotgun Bride (2003)
3. Secondhand Bride (2004)
4. McKettricks Choice (2005)
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This is the third book in th McKettrick Cowboys trilogy. Loved the book.
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Great book! The third of the McKettrick's finds his bride. And what a time he has! Just like all Linda Lael Miller's books. It was a great read.
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Youngest brother, Jeb, the wild one, marries the pretty schoolteacher, Chloe Wakefield, only to discover that she's already married. They split after a doozy of a dustup in a Tombstone barroom, and an irate Jeb hightails it back to the Triple M Ranch, certain that his chances of winning the spread in a marriage-and-baby race with his brothers are dashed. Now, Chloe comes to Indian Rock, hoping to find her beloved Uncle John and a much-needed teaching post. Passion and rage flare when Jeb and Chloe unexpectedly cross paths. Ultimately, a stagecoach robbery and the return of a dangerous stranger prove to them that they need each other to love and honor as long as they both shall live.
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The youngest McKettrick brother, Jeb, is the wild one who never could stay out of trouble. And trouble is what he gets when he proposes to Chloe Wakefield. No sooner had he and the pretty schoolteacher tied the knot than Jeb discovers she's already married! After a major dustup with Chloe in a Tombstone barroom, an irate Jeb hightails it back to the Triple M Ranche, certain that his chances of winning the spread in a marriage race with his brothers are dashed. Now Chloe has come to Indian Rock, hoping to find her beloved uncle John and a much needed teaching post. But when she unexpectedly crosses paths with Jeb, her rage and passion flare even stronger than back in Tombstone. Chloe never intended to mislead Jeb about her previous marriage to a scoundrel of a man. But when she finds out Jeb needs a bride and a bady in order to inherit the Tiple M, she is livid. Learning to trust will be the hadest part of this mixed up marriage , until a stagecoach robbery and the return of a dangerous stranger prove to Jeb and chloe that they need each other to love and honor as long as they both shall live.
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In 1885 Indian Rick, Arizona Territory, former Tombstone teacher Chloe Wakefield confronts her husband Jeb McKettrick who deserted her once he saw the daguerreotype of her with her spouse Jack Barrett. Chloe insists she was not married when she wed Jeb, but he refuses to listen to her. However, his family especially his father and new wife and his two sister-in-laws accept Chloe as part of the family especially when they learn she came to town to ask help in finding work from her beloved Uncle John Lewis, who recently died.

As Jeb tries to ignore the attraction that got him in trouble in the first place, Chloe fits in well with the chaos that has become the McKettrick brood since the patriarch started the marriage-first born contest. However, he struggles to resist her lure and when her former husband comes to town to cause trouble, Jeb knows he would die to keep Chloe safe.
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The last in the McKettrick Cowboy's trilogy. Very very good books.
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excellent book but then again its from miller so I wasnt surprised. characters are funny and sweet. Worth the read.
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Good book but it left me wanting more. I hope Linda continues the series.
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Third in the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy
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great romance about a woman chasing her man
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This is the 3rd book in a series of 3 books(McKettrick Cowboys Trilogy). I really enjoyed this book,they definitely saved the best story for last in this trilogy.I really enjoyed the ending,clever and cute!!
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On of Linda Lael Miller's Best!!! Loved it!
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To win his father's ranch, a hard-living cowboy settles down and takes a wife-another man's wife!!!!!!!!!
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After reading the book about Jeb and Chloe, I can't wait to read Holt's story!
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3rd in the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy. The youngest and the wildest brother. Loved this book.
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I really liked this story.
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3rd in the Mckettrick Cowboys trilogy
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I didn't read the previous 2 books but I really enjoyed this book.
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This is a great story about the McKettrick boys! Couldn't wait until the next one!
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Third book in the McKettrick series. This one finds Jeb face to face with his wife. Chloe came to Indian Rock because she had received work that her uncle (who was really her father) was very sick. She did not expect to find Jeb. To make matters more interesting- Jeb feels that are not married, because Chloe did not tell him she has been married before and her ex-husband has taken the divorce papers. The ex-husband shows up in Indian Rock and tries to kill Jeb.
The wives (all three), deliver their babies on the same day and will not tell Angus which child was born first. How will Angus divide the ranch now.... ..
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This book was as good as the first two. This is the third book in the McKettrick Cowboys series (Jeb's story). The other titles in the series, in order, are: 'High Country Bride' (Rafe), Shotgun Bride' (Kade), & 'McKettrick's Choice' (Holt).
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Love LLM's books: just the right amount of romance, humor & suspense.
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et in 1880s Arizona Territory, the final installment in Miller's McKettrick Cowboys trilogy (High Country Bride; Shotgun Bride) finds the short-tempered McKettrick brothers still squabbling and still vying for ownership of the Triple M ranch, which their father, Angus, will give to the first son who marries and provides him with a grandchild. For youngest son, Jeb, the ranch is the one thing in the world that he holds most dear, so with both his older brothers already wed, Jed needs to move it or lose it. A quick marriage to schoolteacher Chloe Wakefield gets him in the race, but when he hears that his new bride already has a husband, he hightails it back to the ranch instead of sticking around to learn the truth. But Chloe, reputation in shreds, isn't about to go down without a fight. The romance between Jeb and Chloe runs lukewarm, but Miller succeeds in drawing a compelling picture of 19th-century ranch life populated with flawed but genuinely likable characters. Prose as bright as moonlight on the prairie keeps the pages turning, and a perfect, if highly improbable, ending ties things up nicely. Still, the story has an unfinished feel, leaving readers to wonder if a spinoff involving Angus's long-lost son Luke and his daughter, Lizzy, is in the works.
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Book #3 in the McKettrick Cowboys trilogy, excellent series. #1 is High Country Bride, #2 is Shotgun Bride, #3 is Secondhand Bride & there is a book that follows the trilogy, #4 McKettrick's Choice, about Holt.
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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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From cover:
The youngest McKettrick brother, Jeb, is the wild one who never could stay out of trouble. And trouble is what he gets when he proposes to Chloe Wakefield. No sooner had he and the pretty schoolteacher tied the knot than Jeb discovers she's already married! After a major dustup with Chloe in a Tombstone barroom, and irate Jeb hightails it back to the Triple M Rance, certain that his chances of winning the spread in a marriage race with his brothers are dashed.
Now Chloe has come back to Indian Rock, hoping to find her beloved uncle John and a much-needed teaching post. But whenshe unexpectedly crosses the paths with Jeb, her rage-and passion-flare even stronger than back in Tombstone. Chloe never intended to mislead Jeb about her previous marriage to a scoundrel of a man. But when she find out Jeb needs a bride and a baby in order to inherit the Triple M, she is livid.
Learning to trust will be the hardest part of this mixed-up marriage-until a stagecoach robbery and the return of a dangerous stranger prove to Jeb and Chloe that they need each other to love and honor as long as they both still live.
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I completely enjoyed all three of these stories, followed by McKettricks Choise! Wonderful plot line and enduring characters, a must read for any western romance reader!
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I am hooked on this series and enjoyed reading all 17 of them!