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Monday, December 14, 2009


Genre: Country Christmas Romance

Copyright: 2009

Pages: 256 pages

Rating: 5/5 Crowns

My first experience with Linda Lael Miller was her Montana Creeds Series. I had my favorite, but honestly, I loved them all. After I read the last book, I thought that would be all until I saw A CREED COUNRTY CHRISTMAS available. I thought this would be a continuation of the Creed brothers—Logan, Dylan, and Tyler. It’s not. The author takes readers back to 1910 where it all began.

Lincoln Creed lost his wife. He’s not looking for love. His heart is closed since the woman he truly loved is died. All he would like is a governess to teach his daughter, Gracie.

Lincoln is in town at the Stillwater Springs Courier to see if anyone has responded to his ad when he meets Juliana Mitchell, a teacher from the Indian School. She isn’t alone. Four of her students are in her care. With a snow storm heading their way, he offers her and the children a ride. That’s when he discovers the school has been shut down and they have no place to go.

Lincoln offers them a place to stay, but trouble is coming. Juliana has no way to provide for herself and someone from the government will be coming soon to take the children. She couldn’t let that happen. Part of the solution is an easy one or so it seems, but the attraction between Juliana and Lincoln is unexpected. He still has issues left to resolve before he can love again.

Linda Lael Miller creates a world I’d love to live in. This latest was such an uplifting experience. There wasn’t much in the way of love scenes. In fact, I only recall one at the end, but the book definitely a page-turner as I read it all in one evening.

Countess of Hearts
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Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I really like the sound of this book J. Kaye, I'm going to see if the library has it.

Blodeuedd said...

This one sounds so sweet, moving and exciting. Great review

Mary said...

Sounds sweet. I read a couple of LLM books over the weekend: A Stone Creek Christmas; At Home in Stone Creek. They are contemporary romances and I liked them. At least one more in the series due in 2010. If you liked the Montana Creeds, you may like these Stone Creek books.
Nice review, J. Kaye!

justpeachy36 said...

Sounds like a great book... I'll definitely add it to my list.

J. Kaye said...

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings - It's a brand new release here in the US. If they don't have it, try the Montana Creeds Series, but start with the first book.

Blodeuedd - It was so good. Can't recommend this series enough.

Mary - Thank you! I can't wait to start on her Stone Creek series next.

justpeachy36 - It's one of those I don't see how anyone can regret. Loved it.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

J. Kaye they actually did have it so I've ordered it but will go look at the Montana Series as well because they have heaps of her books.

J. Kaye said...

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings, in 2010, I'm starting on her Stone Creek series. Love those cowboys!

Teddyree said...

This sounds like a lovely read & like you said "uplifting". Will keep an eye out for it. Your enjoyment in this one was obvious in your review!

J. Kaye said...

Teddyree - I am really hoping her other books are like this as well. Some authors change their style of writing...a couple come to mind. Sometimes, that's a good thing, but in this case, I'd find it disappointing.

misskallie2000 said...

I Love Linda Lael Miller and will try to get this book later. You did a great review and if I had not read Linda already I would want to by your review. Thanks

Deanna/ibeeeg said...

This book sound fabulous. I am going to have to keep it in mind for next year. Thinking it is too late to get my hands on it now.

I am going to look into her other books.