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ISBN:
0671008145
Author:
Linda Lael Miller
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pocket (November 1, 1996)
Pages:
400 pages
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Daniel's Bride has been added to your Cart. The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than one hundred historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West

Daniel's Bride has been added to your Cart. The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than one hundred 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 horse property outside Spokane. Published since 1983, Linda was awarded the prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 by the Romance Writers of America.

Linda Lael Miller's beloved novel of the American West shimmers with the unbridled passion of two adventurous hearts! . Daniel’s Bride was absolutely a treasure to read and my first Linda Lael Miller book. I doubt that she could have topped this gem of a story

Linda Lael Miller's beloved novel of the American West shimmers with the unbridled passion of two adventurous hearts!. I doubt that she could have topped this gem of a story. Although I am not primarily a romance reader, this one will go on my keeper’s shelf. Linda Miller was born in Spokane, Washington and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She began writing when she was 10 years old after a teacher praised her for a story she had written. Through a correspondence course, she sold over 30 stories to magazines like True Confessions and True Romance.

Old Book Barn Gazette. Linda Lael Miller is one of the finest American writers in the genre.

The second McKettrick western romance is an exciting, action-packed tale starring two delightful lead protagonist. he coda of Shotgun Bride is a wonderful set-up for the youngest brother’s story that will keep the audience breathless in anticipation. Old Book Barn Gazette. She beautifully crafts stories that bring small-town America to life and peoples them with characters you really care about.

Linda Lael Miller (born 1949 as Linda Lael), is a best-selling American author of more than 100 contemporary and historical romance novels. She has also written under the pen name Lael St. James. Linda Lael was born in 1949 in Washington. Her father was a town marshal, although he, along with her uncle Jake "Jiggs" Lael also competed on the rodeo circuit

Bestselling author Linda Lael Miller's beloved novel of the American West shimmers with the unbridled passion of two adventurous hearts brought together first by dire convenience and second by blooming attraction.

Bestselling author Linda Lael Miller's beloved novel of the American West shimmers with the unbridled passion of two adventurous hearts brought together first by dire convenience and second by blooming attraction. And for Jolie McKibben, about to pay by hanging for a terrible crime she didn't commit, salvation by marriage couldn't come a moment too soon.

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When a woman has to choose between death and marriage to a total stranger, she must be in a dire predicament....

And for Jolie McKibben, about to pay by hanging for a terrible crime she didn't commit, salvation by marriage couldn't come a moment too soon. Housekeeping for Daniel Beckham, a widower who invoked the town's wedding ordinance to rescue Jolie from the gallows, is better than the alternative...but understanding the silent stranger who is now her husband might just about kill her.

Daniel doesn't believe in Jolie's innocence. And despite his willingness to marry the pretty, defiant "outlaw" on the spot, the prosperous farmer had little to say to her after "I do." But for Jolie, their arrangement of convenience soon deepens into a rich and vibrant attraction that sets her trembling with desire in Daniel's presence. Somehow, she would win his love, body and soul. Unless the desperados on her trail shatter the fragile, trusting bond of husband and wife....

Linda Lael Miller's beloved novel of the American West shimmers with the unbridled passion of two adventurous hearts!

  • Wen
Well it looks like I'm in the minority here, but I was not at all impressed with this story. I've read and loved other Linda Lael Miller books such as "Pirates" but DANIEL'S BRIDE definitely left much to be desired. It was originally published in 1992 and to me felt dated and very much showed its age. I expected it to be intriguing and somewhat romantic since it is categorized as a romance novel, but that was absolutely not the case. And if you expect the hero to behave like a knight in shining armor just because he saves the heroine from the hangman's noose, then you had best think again...

Once Daniel has Jolie he treats her as a temporary wife, even more like a prostitute, intending to give her a divorce when it's convenient for him. He also seems to still be in love with his deceased wife throughout almost the entire tale. Jolie on the other hand loves him whole-heartedly, to the point where she has no self respect. Daniel constantly uses her for sex when he has no intention of staying married to her as he states time and time again. Meanwhile Jolie lets him do it, and treat her like garbage afterwards. Sadly, she seemed much more into him than he was her. This is not a story of true love but instead a marriage of convenience that never quite developed into more. It's not nearly the best LLM has to offer and I'm sorry to say, not a book I'd recommend or one that I'll ever read again.
  • Coiron
I kind of liked the main lead characters, and leads in secondary story...except every character starts off as a one-note cliche, then never changes. Hero is bull-headed chauvinist; heroine is feisty but always righteous; secondary hero is close-minded and unforgiving; secondary heroine undeservedly hangs her head and yearns for forgiveness throughout. These are completely one-dimensional characters I kept hoping would grow up, but except for about 5 sudden pages near end, no such luck.

I don't recommend this book; aside from poor character development, this whole book just feels old and outdated.
  • Ffrlel
I started with big sky country and got hooked. I like Linda's writing and have read books by her in the past. Who can resist handsome cowboys right the girls in the books try but the connection is too strong to fight. In this book hutch has his eye on Kendra who is not quite ready to get her heart broken by him again, but her daughter has a better idea, she wants a daddy too. I love that the characters have pasts they have to learn to live with before moving on it makes them feel more real like old friends. I can't wait til the next book in the series arrives so I can learn more about Boone and Tara.
  • Bradeya
Maybe it's not fair to start out with what it's not.... No car chases, no gun battles, no werewolves, no kinky sex, and no crazy wild-eyed exes.

The story is wonderful, and full of the kindness of spirit I expect from this writer. From the book:

(4-year-old Maddie says) “My daddy died,” Madison went on. It was an exchange they’d had before, but repeating the facts seemed to comfort the little girl somehow, to anchor her in a new and better present.

Such a simple, warm observation the writer makes. And:

“Join us for supper?” Kendra asked, hoping she sounded— well— neighborly.
Hutch shook his head. “No, thanks,” he said, offering no further explanation, which was like him.

Her writing reveals so much about both of them in straightforward, simple language that is not simple. But hands down, one of the best parts of this series is Opal, lovely indefatigible Opal.

"Opal, it seemed to him, was more than an ordinary human being, she was a living archetype, a wise woman, an earth mother."

She's all that and more. This book is all that and more. It's a glimpse into small town America, sure. But it's a glimpse into small-town American PEOPLE. Linda Lael Miller has a special way of showing you the heart of people in a straightforward, deceptively simple, easy-going manner.

Can't wait for part 3.
  • Painshade
I used to like Linda Lael Miller books, but there are times I feel like I’m reading the same characters over and over and over. Take the Big Sky Series, for instance. When I started reading it I realized that some things are a given. For instance, there will be dogs involved. Either the hero will find a dog or the dog will find him. Or the heroine will find a dog or they’ll BOTH find dogs. Exactly the same scenarios in the previous LLM series I read.
Also, there won’t be much dialogue between the man and the woman. Now between her and her friends, there will be tons of dialogue. Take Kendra from this book, for instance. She had a problem with Hutch essentially “giving her away” when her first husband began pursuing her. She never told him that. They rarely discussed the past except to say “let’s let it go.” That’s great, but how do you avoid repeating past mistakes if you don’t even know what they are?
And as far as the woman is concerned, again, not much talking, but TONS of inner dialogue in which everything that involves her child makes her sigh or blink back tears or makes her heart full or fills her heart with gratitude. Very, VERY repetitive. I just hope at some point LLM breaks out of this rut and creates some NEW characters.
  • Eayaroler
I love all the books by Linda Lael Miller this one is the saga of Hutch & Kendra which we met in the previous books. Kendra returns with her ex-husbands love child whom she has adopted. Her Ex Sir Jeffrey would never give her the child she wanted and now her dream comes true. She brings her daughter back to her home town and runs right into the man she left behind years ago. While some of it's predicitable I love the aspect of a little 4yr old in the book giving her opinion to "Cowboy Man" who wins him over with their first meeting. Eventually Kendra caves to Hutch's ways of getting to her and a happy ending is by all. This book also brings us Tara and Booth who I think is the next book coming up then we have Walker & His Super Star Singer next. Can't wait for the next book. As usual I was not disapointed on this read and I love all her books. I only worry when we run out of people what are we to do? Again Miss Miller did not disapoint me at all.