cover image A McKettrick Christmas

A McKettrick Christmas

Linda Lael Miller, . . HQN, $16.95 (280pp) ISBN 978-0-373-77302-2

Miller's perfunctory McKettrick franchise Christmas spinoff begins with Lizzie McKettrick's trip home with beau Whitley Carson getting derailed by an avalanche that stops their train. Lizzie and handsome doctor Morgan Shane care for the injured and scared passengers, and soon Lizzie develops feelings for the doc while realizing her affection for Whitley is not as serious as she first thought. As passenger fears mount and Lizzie waits for her family to rescue them, the stranded passengers appreciate Christmas in small moments shared with strangers. This seasonal romance will be best appreciated by Miller's fans; romance enthusiasts not familiar with the McKettrick clan will be underwhelmed. (Nov.)