Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blog Tour & Review: First Lady of the West, A Lawman's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

The sudden death of the town marshal leaves Blue River, Texas, without a lawman...and twenty-five-year-old Dara Rose Nolan without a husband. As winter approaches and her meager seamstress income dwindles, she has three options. Yet she won't give up her two young daughters, refuses to join the fallen women of the Bitter Gulch Saloon and can't fathom condemning herself to another loveless marriage. Unfortunately she must decide—soon—because there's a new marshal in town, and she's living under his roof.

With the heart of a cowboy, Clay McKettrick plans to start a ranch and finally settle down. He isn't interested in uprooting Dara Rose and her children, but he is interested in giving her protection, friendship—and passion. And when they say "I do" to a marriage of convenience, the temporary lawman's Christmas wish is to make Dara Rose his permanent wife...

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About the Author
Linda Lael Miller is the author of seventy historical and contemporary romance novels, many of which are set in the American West. She was awarded the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

My Review:
Clay moves to Texas to make something of his own, independent of his grandfather, father, and uncles. No sooner than he sets foot in Texas, he lays eyes on Dara Rose and other women no longer exist.

I fell in love with Dara and her daughters. Edrina and Harriett were two little girls who always spoke their minds. For such young girls, they did not let their financial situation take their joy. Even in their situation, Edrina and Harriett were thinking of those less fortunate than themselves.

As always, Miller writes a beautiful story that draws you in. The leading men are always strong, caring role model types that any woman would be happy to have. And Clay was no different.

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