cover image A Lawman’s Christmas

A Lawman’s Christmas

Linda Lael Miller. HQN, $16.95 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-0-373-77614-6

Bestseller Miller adds a fourth chapter to her McKettricks of Texas saga (Austin) with this heartwarming holiday story set in the early 1900s. Clay McKettrick, the new marshal of Blue River, Tex., is waiting until spring to start building a ranch. In the meantime he’ll live at the marshal’s house—displacing the previous marshal’s family. Clay offers to marry widowed Dara on paper so she and her daughters can stay, and soon their romance blossoms. At times, the characters are a little too good and generous to be true, but fans of romantic Christmas westerns won’t mind a bit. (Oct.)