"One of the finest American writers in the genre" ("Romantic Times") delivers the stunning conclusion to her McKettrick Cowboys trilogy featuring three sexy cowboys and their unsuspecting brides. Original."One of the finest American writers in the genre" ("Romantic Times") delivers the stunning conclusion to her McKettrick Cowboys trilogy featuring three sexy cowboys and their unsuspecting brides. Original.Read Less
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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 Hotel?s 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; she?s 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 don?t 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. It?s ridiculous.
Fortunately, the next story ? about Holt ? is excellent.
1. High Country Bride (2002)
2. Shotgun Bride (2003)
3. Secondhand Bride (2004)
4. McKettrick?s Choice (2005)
May 21, 2010
Loved this story as well Ties them all up in a pretty ribbon of love.
Nov 13, 2008
Book was very entertaining and gives a good picture of the old west. I would recommend this and most other Linda Lael Miller books.
May 1, 2008
Liked Jeb's story he was a so hard to convince of the truth, but the truth always wins. It kept your interest because the story plot ketp you interested and made it hard to put down. It also gave some closure to the other brothers stories. I like to read books that relate to other members of a family and gives the lates information on the rest of the family. I always pass my books on to my daughter and sister-in -law and can't wait to hear how much thy liked the story.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-11-29 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. 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. Agent, Irene Goodman. (Dec.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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