Title: A Creed Country Christmas
Genre: Histori cal Romance/ Western
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Publisher: HQN, 2009
Source: Kindle Purchase
Sexy Rating: 5
Christmasy Feeling: 5
Description from amazon.com:
Celebrate the holidays with the Creed forefathers—Montana men who built the family homestead and established a legacy of love…
In the unforgiving Montana wilderness of 1910, widowed rancher Lincoln Creed is up against more than rustlers, wolves and the coming winter storms. His young daughter has needs beyond the beans and bacon he can barely cook. Lincoln must find little Gracie a governess, a lady who can teach and cook—yet won’t set her sights on him.
Disowned for her refusal to marry, twenty-five-year-old Juliana Mitchell shares the love in her heart with her young students at the underfunded Indian school. When she meets Lincoln and Gracie, her response to the handsome rancher makes her realize she’s not against marriage after all.
She longs to help, yet the two orphaned brothers in her care need her. But in the season for miracles, Providence just might find a way to bring Juliana, the boys and the Creed family together for Christmas Eve….
There are six books in this series, this one was written fourth but is actually a prequel to the remainder of the series. It is a warm hearted story of tolerance, acceptance and love. It glows with the kindness of Christmas spirit that we all wish for at the holidays and hope will extend through the New Year and beyond. Ms Miller has written many romantic novels set in the western states of the USA, this one is a lovely Chrismas gift to all of her many fans. Well written, characters personalities well drawn and time and place brought to life; a recommendation from me if you are looking for a delightful book to put you in the Christmas mood.