by Sandy HusebyJune 2005
On the verge of marrying, Holt McKettrick abandons his bride-to-be and Lizzie, the daughter he barely knows, to return to Texas and the unfinished business of past relationships in Linda Lael Miller's new installment of the McKettrick family saga, McKettrick's Choice. On his way, Holt encounters Lorelei Fellowes, who is burning her wedding dress in San Antonio's town square. Lorelei has ample reason to distrust men: her own father, Judge Fellowes, was only too willing to marry her off for his advantage. Fellowes had also sentenced Holt's friend Gabe to hang, and seems linked to a plot to take away a ranch from the man who raised Holt. Miller paints a Western landscape as vivid and earthy as Remington and Russell as Holt and Lorelei team up to save their ranch lifestyles. What begins as temporary expediency becomes the foundation for a new family forged in the Texas frontier.