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About Linda Lael Miller
The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a spacious property outside Spokane.
Linda traces the birth of her writing career to the day when a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she just might have a future in writing. Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold Fletcher’s Woman in 1983 to Pocket Books. Since then, Linda has successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, mysteries and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, and concentrating on novels with a Western flavor. For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
Long a passionate Civil War buff, Linda has studied the era avidly for almost thirty years. She has read literally hundreds of books on the subject, explored numerous battlegrounds and made many visits to her favorite, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where she has witnessed re-enactments of the legendary clash between North and South. Linda explores that turbulent time in The Yankee Widow, a May 7, 2019 MIRA Books hardcover, also available in digital and audiobook formats.
Dedicated to helping others, “The First Lady of the West” personally financed fifteen years of her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women, which she awarded to women 25 years and older who were seeking to improve their lot in life through education. She anticipates that her next charitable endeavors will benefit four-legged critters.
More information about Linda and her novels is available at www.lindalaelmiller.com, on Facebook and from Nancy Berland Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 405-206-4748.
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When Cassidy McCullough gets off the bus in Busted Spur, Arizona, it’s with a certain amount of trepidation. After living for years in Seattle, coming home to the slow pace and rural beauty of her hometown is a bit of a shock to the system. But not as big a shock, it turns out, as it is to see G.W. Benton again, and realizing her attraction to him hasn’t gone anywhere while she's been gone. This is terribly inconvenient…after all, Cassidy’s made the long trip home under the guise of needing advice on her big-city wedding plans, but in reality hoping her best friend can calm her doubts about her fiancé—definitely not to resurrect the lifelong crush on the cowboy she’s tried hard to forget. But something about the sunlight, the sweetness of the air and being back amongst the ones she loves most has Cassidy seeing more clearly than she has in a long time, and wondering if it’s time she stopped denying the truth in her heart.
When Susannah McKittrick leaves Nantucket for the boomtown of Seattle, she is hardly looking to strike it rich; she is headed west to care for a newborn left motherless after Susannah’s cousin died. Although the rigorous trip depletes all of her savings, Susannah is certain she is doing the right thing. She is less sure when she meets the infant’s father, wealthy businessman Aubrey Fairgrieve—who seems embittered toward love and marriage, and indifferent toward the precious baby Susannah is so eager to care for.
Gradually, Susannah discovers that Aubrey’s marriage to her cousin was far from perfect—and she comes to see the brusque but handsome man in a new light. But when Aubrey makes her a most practical offer, it is a far cry from the heartfelt proposal Susannah desires. If he truly wants to win her hand, he will have to learn to trust once more—and sweep her away with the bold passion of a man in love.
Linda Lael Miller
The only wide–open space Rance McKettrick wants to see in his future is his hometown in his rear view mirror. The down–to–earth ex–rancher is determined to make a fresh start with his two young daughters – and leave his heartbreaking loss and family's successful corporation far behind. He sure doesn't need Indian Rock's free–spirited new bookstore owner Echo Wells confusing his choices... and raising memories he'd rather forget. But her straightforward honesty and reluctance to trust is challenging everything Rance thought he knew about himself. And when their irresistible attraction puts their hearts on the line, Rance and Echo must come to grips with who they really are to find a once–in–a–lifetime happiness.
Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller in Bliss County, where the women are ready to meet the men of their dreams!
The Marriage Pact
Ten years ago, Hadleigh Stevens was eighteen and this close to saying "I do," when Tripp Galloway interrupted her walk down the aisle. Now that she's recovered from her youthful mistake and Tripp's interference, Hadleigh and her single friends form a marriage pact. She doesn't expect Tripp to meddle with her new plan to find Mr. Right–or to discover that she's more attracted to him than ever! Divorced and eager to reconnect with his cowboy roots, Tripp returns to Bliss County to save his ailing father's ranch. He's not looking for another wife–certainly not his best friend's little sister. But he's never been able to forget Hadleigh…
The Marriage Charm
The women of Bliss County have a pact–to find husbands. The right husbands. One already has: Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago. Now Melody Nolan thinks it's her turn. Melody has recently found success as a jewelry designer, and her work is the focus of her life. She's not exactly unhappy, but she wants more. She's always been attracted to Spence Hogan, the local chief of police, but she's convinced that Spence, a notorious charmer, isn't what you'd call husband material. Spence is a good cop who isn't scared of anything–except love. And yet…there's something about Melody. Something his heart can't ignore.
The Marriage Season
Since Hadleigh, Melody and Bex–the best of best friends–entered into a marriage pact, two of them have found (and married) the men of their hearts. But Bex doesn't think she'll be as fortunate as the others. Then single father Tate Calder comes to Mustang Creek with his two sons in tow, boys who befriend Bex's eightyearold nephew. Which means she and the handsome, aloof newcomer are constantly thrown together. But is the marriage season over? Or can a man with doubts about love be the right husband for a woman who wants it all?
Don't miss Country Proud, the second book in Linda Lael Miller's Painted Pony Creek series about three best buddies whose strength, honor and independence exemplify the Montana land they love.
There's something missing from Eli Garrett's life. He loves being the sheriff of Painted Pony Creek, Montana, so it's not his job. He's had the same two best friends since he was a kid and he's grateful for them, so it's not that, either. But ever since his buddy Cord's recent marriage, Eli has a nagging suspicion that he wants what Cord has. And there's a beautiful woman who has caught his eye-someone who's returned to town that he can't get off his mind. Brynne Bailey is spirited and compassionate, and being with her makes Eli feel alive again. But he suspects there's more to her than she is letting on, and he is determined to get to the bottom of it.
Follow bad boy made good Logan Creed as he puts down roots and finds love in the process in this classic Montana Creeds novel from New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller!
After years of wandering, Logan Creed, a cowboy with a dusty law degree, has returned home to Stillwater Springs, Montana. To put down roots and reconnect with his brothers, to restore his family's neglected ranch...to have kids of his own.
Divorced mum Briana Grant has heard all the stories about her very attractive new neighbour and his less-than-attractive reputation. So Logan's kindness to her young boys is a welcome surprise, especially when her ex reappears and an unknown enemy vandalises her home. That's when Logan shows Briana - and the people of Big Sky country - just what he's made of.
Shallie Fletcher has left heartbreak where it belongs – in the past. What matters is the woman she’s become – not the girl she was. So what if she needs the help of the gorgeous cowboy who once left her in tears? Running away is no longer her thing – she’ll get what she wants and she’s sure it’s not Cord.
Cord Hollister knows how to handle horses – not surprise daughters. But when a teenager shows up at his doorstep he needs to find out the truth. One thing he does know; he doesn’t have time for Shallie. She wants to learn how to train horses – and that’s all he will do for her. So what if she’s stunning and enchanting? He can resist – he hopes.
“Curl up in your favorite reading chair and get lost in the pages of this book.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Country Strong
Sometimes love is just out of reach…
Rancher and military veteran J.P. McCall loves simple pleasures. The satisfaction of working his family’s land. The freedom to come and go as he pleases. But ever since his two closest friends have married and started families of their own, J.P. realizes what he’s been missing. He's known plenty of women, but now he craves finding The One. And then Sara Worth comes crashing back into his life. She’s his buddy’s sister, the woman who was always out of reach.
Single mom Sara Worth has her hands full. After a disastrous early marriage, she is now writing bestselling books by day and caring for her two teenagers by night. That doesn’t leave a lot of me time. But when an innocent request for J.P.’s help leads to an unforgettable kiss, she’s intrigued—and unsure. Giving love a second chance feels impossible. But when the man from Sara’s past resurfaces, threatening everything she holds dear, J.P. will do whatever it takes to protect the woman who’s stealing his heart.
Painted Pony Creek
Book 1: Country Strong
Book 2: Country Proud
Book 3: Country Born
The 'First Lady of the West', No.1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller delivers the stunning finale of her acclaimed series set in Parable, Montana…where love awaits.
Self–made tycoon Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane. Though he's got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn't count on falling for Big Sky country…or Ria Manning.
Ria's starting to settle into country life herself…until she has a close encounter of the terrifying kind with a buffalo. Turns out the peeping monster belongs to the cowboy next door – and he has her running even more scared than his bison. She wants a home where the buffalo don't roam, and the men don't either. Could Landry's homecoming be her heart's undoing?
“Miller has created unforgettable characters and woven a many–faceted yet coherent and lovingly told tale." – Booklist on McKettrick's Choice
“Linda Lael Miller creates vibrant characters and stories I defy you to forget.” – No.1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
Join big city lawyer turned reluctant rancher Steven Creed as he puts down roots and finds love in the process in this classic Montana Creeds novel from New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller.
When attorney Steven Creed becomes guardian of an orphaned five-year-old boy, this bachelor trades his big-city law firm for a ranch near his McKettrick kin in the close-knit community of Stone Creek, Arizona. Taking care of little Matt and fixing up his run-down ranch house with its old barn loosens something tightly wound inside him. But when Steven takes on the pro bono defence of a local teen, he meets his match in the opposing counsel — beautiful, by-the-book county prosecutor Melissa O’Ballivan. It’ll take one grieving little boy, a sweet, adopted dog and a woman who never expected to win any man’s heart to make this Creed in Stone Creek know he’s truly found home.
creates a masterwork of Western storytellingin this unforgettable series that brings four cousins -- the spirited McQuarry women -- to the Nevada Territory
to share an inheritance: the parcel of untamed land known as Primrose Creek.
She lost her husband to the Civil War; now, starting a new life out West, she never dreamed his best friend, Trace Qualtrough, could spark a forbidden passion.
All she wanted was a secure, steady home life in Primrose Creek. Lawman Zachary Shaw was hardly husband material -- but he surely sent her heart pounding wildly....
Lumber baron Jake Vigil took a chance on Skye?s sweet and healing love. Now, their delicate bond faces the ultimate test when a business deal threatens to tear them apart.
A shocking revelation greets Megan when she returns to Primrose Creek. Will placing her trust in landowner Webb Stratton bring hope -- or more heartache?
The Carsons of Mustang Creek: three men who embody the West and define what it means to be a rancher, a cowboy and a hero in this brand-new series from the queen of Western romance.
Slater Carson might be a businessman by trade, but he's a cowboy at heart - and he knows the value of a hard day's work under the hot Wyoming sun. So when he sees troubled teen Ryder heading down a dangerous path, he offers the boy a job on the ranch he shares with his two younger brothers. And since Ryder's temporary guardian is the gorgeous new resort manager, Grace Emery, Slater figures it can't hurt to keep a closer eye on her as well...
Grace Emery doesn't have time for romance. Between settling into her new job and caring for her ex-husband's rebellious son, her attraction to larger-than-life Slater is a distraction she can't afford. But when the past catches up to her in Mustang Creek, she'll discover just how far Slater will go to protect what matters most - and that love is always worth fighting for.
Includes a bonus story, A Creed in Stone Creek