High Country Bride

High Country Bride One ranch Three sons Only one will inheritd on one condition Tired of waiting for his sons to settle down Arizona territory rancher Angus McKettrick announces a competition the first son to marry and

  • Title: High Country Bride
  • Author: Linda Lael Miller
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  • Page: 192
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  • One ranch Three sons Only one will inheritd on one condition Tired of waiting for his sons to settle down, Arizona territory rancher Angus McKettrick announces a competition the first son to marry and produce a grandchild will inherit Triple M ranch Now, three distinctly different, equally determined cowboys are searching high and low for brides If Emmeline HarOne ranch Three sons Only one will inheritd on one condition Tired of waiting for his sons to settle down, Arizona territory rancher Angus McKettrick announces a competition the first son to marry and produce a grandchild will inherit Triple M ranch Now, three distinctly different, equally determined cowboys are searching high and low for brides If Emmeline Harding knows one thing, it s that she can t hold her liquor And though she s not sure how she came to wake up next to a stack of gold coins in a brothel, she fears the worst Fleeing town as a mail order bride, she wonders how will she ever confess her past to her handsome new husband Freedom loving Rafe McKettrick is a man of strong beliefs and stronger passions and he ll do anything to win the Triple M even marry a stranger To his surprise, Emmeline s charms beguile him even as the secrets he senses she s hiding ignite jealousy and suspicion But when a visitor from the past enters the high country, the newlyweds have no choice but to give up on a marriage in name only and seek a union that satisfies them body and soul.

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    About “Linda Lael Miller”

    1. Linda Lael Miller

      The daughter of a town marshal, LINDA LAEL MILLER is a 1 New York Times bestselling author of than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West The First Lady of the West lives outside Spokane, Washington, where her rescued horses, dogs and cats live the high life.Published since 1983, Linda was awarded the prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 by the Romance Writers of America She was recently inducted into the Wild West Heritage Foundation s Walk of Fame for her dedication to preserving the heritage of the Wild West.Hallmark Channel is developing a series based on Miller s Big Sky Country novels, published by HQN Books In addition to writing contemporary cowboy romances, she is working furiously on a big book Civil War series for Harlequin When not writing, Linda loves to focus her creativity on a wide variety of art projects.More information about Linda and her novels is available at lindalaelmiller and at facebook OfficialLindaLaelMiller

    730 thoughts on “High Country Bride”

    1. I often wonder, why a writer would go a certain way with a character and if they cannot rescue the characters from said certain way, why insist on going that way at all?I asked that question about Rafe and Emmaline in this book from the beginning to the end. Linda Lael Miller decided to make Rafe and his brothers, both heroes in subsequent books I imagine, rascals. We were introduced to Rafe and his brothers through their father's and the housekeeper's eyes: they were wasting their lives away wi [...]


    2. I nearly put this aside several times - a girl who was raised in a brothel couldn't be that ignorant, could she?! Even when I was able to accept that premise, the book didn't grab me until over halfway, when other factors - and characters - made it much more interesting. The 2nd half gets 4*, but the first half is a very weak 3*, but that stronger ending made me want to pick up the next in the series.


    3. I didn't feel the love! Rafe and Emmeline seemed as much like strangers at the end as they did when they first met. There was almost no communication between them and I hardly ever felt like they really even liked each other. They were kind of just co-existing. Sometimes they'd go off alone and talk, but it was pretty boring and I didn't feel like they got to know each other that well. I think Emmeline had more meaningful conversations with Holt and Rafe with Becky.A lot of times, I felt like th [...]


    4. Ok, so I love me some Mckettricks!!! This is the first in the McKettrick series and is the story of Rafe and Emmeline. First off, I totally fell in love with Angus, the dad! He is a hoot! It's a historical romance with not much depth, but it is so stankin' sweet! I have to say there are a few "steamy" parts. if that's not your thing beware. But, they aren't every other page, so you could skip over it. Rafe is a hard headed piece of work, but Emmeline keeps him in line! It's just a good little ro [...]


    5. 4 1/2 stars. Excellent beginning to the stories of 4 brothers set in 1880's Arizona. Patriarch Angus McKettrick decides his sons need to settle down and tells them that the first to marry and produce a grandchild of either gender will get the lion's share of their ranch. Rafe, the oldest son, immediately sends for a mail order bride, determined to win their father's contest. Meanwhile, in Kansas City Emmeline is bored out of her mind. Raised by her aunt who runs a brothel, Emmeline has been kept [...]


    6. A really fun book! I enjoyed this read a lot. Emmiline is a brave young women trying to find her place in the world. When she runs away from home in Kansas City by marrying by proxy through a mail order Bride service, she unwittingly signs on to the McKettrick family. Rafe is a man trying to win the ranch before his brothers do. So sent away for a bride. Neither of the two know what to expect from one another, but are definately drawn to each other. This is a story not only of love found but of [...]


    7. So I LOVED this book and have fallen in love with this series! I was lucky enough to get and ARC of one of her other books in this series (review coming closer to release date) but after reading and enjoying it, had to start at the beginning. I'm happy to say, I wasn't disappointed!High Country Bride is about the McKettrick men Rafe, Kade, and Jeb who live with their father on the Triple M ranch in Indian Rock which is in the middle of the Arizona territory in 1884. Their father, Angus McKettric [...]


    8. Read in January, 2012Read for Fun!Overall Rating 4.00Story Rating 4.00Character Rating 4.00Challenges: 2012 TBR Challenge, Read for FunPublished in 2002NOTE: I am so glad that I finally started the McKettricks from the beginning. I am a huge fan of LLM's humor and this book was full of her classic storytelling style!What I Loved: Holy Hot Cowboy Brothers! These are some smoking hot Cowboys that are hard-headed, hot-tempered, and most off all having to do exactly what Daddy says. I love reading [...]


    9. Hmmm, so you never really know what you're going to get when you pick up a "romance" novel. I was hoping for a clean story, but didn't quite get what I wanted. I actually enjoyed the plot and thought the story was fun. I liked the main characters and I'd be tempted to read the rest of the series. However, even though Emmeline and Rafe are married their love scenes are a little too discriptive for my taste. I actually thought they lost a lot of their chemistry after they were together. For me a l [...]


    10. This is really 3.5 stars for me. I'm not the biggest fan of the western (very much an east coast girl) but I liked this story. I liked the McKettrick family (even if I kept mixing up the younger brothers for a while - I eventually got it straight). And I liked Rafe and Emmeline. What keeps it from a higher rating is the fact there were some cliches in the writing. I thought most of the dialogue was good so when a cliched description or element sneaked in it took me out of the story for a bit. St [...]


    11. I spent my holidays reading the whole McKettrick's series. This first book was a bit boring. The heroine, Emmeline, was boring. And at the beginning she wasn't so sure about Rafe. She was a mail order bride and the first meeting with her new husband was not so good ;)But in the end everything was fine!


    12. Beautifully woven story!Linda Lael Miller is my favorite author, and this story did not disappoint! I enjoyed the colorful characters woven into the story, so vividly depicted you can almost reach out and touch them!


    13. My first by this author and I loved it! I read it in one day and am very quickly moving on to the next book in the series! :)


    14. Book 1 in the historical McKettrick series.This series ties in with the Stone Creek series and the upcoming Montana Creeds. This is the book you'll want to start with.


    15. Every now and again, I really enjoy reading Western Historicals. As the first story in the McKettrick series, High Country Bride introduces an entire cast of characters and the series-length plot which can only be defined as 'epic.'My only wish for this story would be that the hero, Rafe, were more likeable. He's capable of being kind and considerate, but sometimes he's such a jerk, you almost want to see him get his come-uppance. All his brothers are much more appealing and I couldn't help but [...]


    16. Only one thing to say about this book tries to do too much until the reader becomes annoyed and despondent with the main female character and everyone else.This book took me a long time to finish. I think since it is the first in the series that every future character needs to be introduced but it takes away from the build up of the story, takes away from the main character.I kept thinking about who the other brothers would end up with and wanting to read their story. This is going to song clich [...]


    17. I met LLM at the Historical Romance Retreat in Spokane and bought the first book in the series. FINALLY got to it and boy I am glad I did. It is everything I want in a western romance story. Danger, intrigue, family, ranching, and mail order brides. Angus McKettrick has laid down the law and he wants a grandchild. The oldest Rafe sends off for a bride and gets Emmaline almost 2 months later. Emmaline answers the advertisement because she sees no recourse after the 'night' she had. I love her wri [...]


    18. It the very start of a series and fight from brothers to when their right of to take over their land but a father thinks they need to grow up and that how it all begins just a telegram and mail order bride to start and some twist along the way but the are def love Emmeline and rafe are made for each other angus their father is going to all length to get his some to grow up and what better way then but their home and all leadership on the line and it great when u do d love along the way when u le [...]


    19. You can't help but fall head over heels for all the McKettrick men and envy the women that steal their hearts. Although I have to admit that there was more than one instance that I wanted to climb into the story and knock some sense into Rafe but he had his moments. I found it hard at first to get accustomed to how the ways are back then. Mainly how women stand in the relationships but I understood that it was a different way back then and if she had wrote differently it wouldn't feel as real. D [...]


    20. I was up for a good western romance and this one delivered. Rafe is that rugged cowboy that can't sweet talk you but will win you over with his pure honest charm. Emmeline is a sweet sheltered girl (though she grew up in a brothel) that isn't afraid to speak her mind. But together they have wound a wonderful love story. I'm anxious to start the next in the series.


    21. 4 stars. The beginning was kind of slow, but the rest was pretty interesting and entertaining. I loved the back and forth between Emmeline and Rafe, but sometimes I wanted to slap Rafe for being an idiot. Can't wait to see what happens after that epilogue.



    22. I wanted a cheesy romance and that's what I got. I loved it! They character development was a bit off at times; the author had to change their personalities to work with the plot. So that was a bit inconsistent and annoying at times. But it was also obvious what the intent was so for the most part I just went with it.Here's the basic story. Angus McKettrick has three grown sons who appear to be in no rush to settle down and start their own families. His wife had died many years before and as he' [...]


    23. I always like Linda Lael Miller's books. This one is a historical ranch story set in Arizona. The McKettrick sons work on the ranch and party in town, but none of the three are thinking about settling down and raising a family. Angus McKettrick fears that he is never going to have grandchildren so he came up with a plan. First one of his sons to marry and have a baby gets to be in charge of the ranch and boss the other two sons around. The eldest Rafe is not about to be told what to do by his yo [...]


    24. For a book released in 2002, I'm absolutely disgusted. I read the reviews and I was able to set aside the frustrating premise, but I will not read a book where a man demonstrates how "manly" he is by sexually assaulting a woman. Shame on you Ms. Miller for writing the book. A woman repeatedly tells the man to stop, and he laughs at her, holds her down on the bed, and forces a kiss on her. I'm so glad that sexual abuse is used as a "romantic" plot device. And the supposed heroine is overcome with [...]


    25. I was at Fred Meyer when I noticed several books on a bench near the apparel entrance. I picked up this book because it was cowboy themed and I thought a friend would be delighted to receive a freebie. Anyways inside the cover was a Book Crossing ID number to see where it's traveled. Very cool concept.The book is meh. I figured out one of the plot twist but not the second one. And I just didn't feel a connection with H/h. I am interested in Sister Mandy's story AND I found out that this series h [...]


    26. I love a great series, love a new author too I found this beauty on Audible in my Romance Package fun to see or listen to something new love Jack's voice (narrator) finding a great narrator so so important!! I look forward to reading more from Linda very very soon. apparently the others in the series hold more action we will see. Check this beauty out! ( ;


    27. Don't know who is more stubborn, Emmeline or Rafe. Mail order bride meets cranky cowboy. Emmeline has a secret that is eating her alive when she gets to the Triple M ranch, but before things can get better they only get worse. Fun and cute story about to two headstrong people falling in love


    28. The 1st book in the McKettrick series was an enjoyable, easy fun read, full of laughs a gentle, if somewhat non conventional romance full of quirky loveable characters ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 of 5



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