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A Creed Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller


Cover art: A Creed Country Christmas Reviewer: Connie Payne
Title: A Creed Country Christmas – A Montana Creeds Novel
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Publisher: HQN
ISBN-13: 978-0-373-77405-0
Release Date: November 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 1910 Stillwater Springs
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle/Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None/Mild
Violent Content Rating: None
Linda's Website: lindalaelmiller.com

It’s just days before Christmas and Juliana Mitchell finds herself without a teaching position, a home, and is a self-proclaimed guardian to four orphaned Indian children from the Indian school near Stillwater Springs. Though it’s the season for charity and love and giving she’s not finding much of that from either her brother in Colorado or the Stillwater Springs townsfolk. Until Lincoln Creed steps into the mercantile and her life.

With gratitude Juliana accepts Lincoln’s invitation for her and the children to return to his ranch with him. Just until she gets on her feet and figures out her next course of action, find a new teaching position. It seems, however, that little Gracie Creed has decided that Juliana needs to be her teacher and mother, which is something that takes Lincoln aback and puts him on the spot. But when he starts to think about it…would it be such a bad idea to at least offer Juliana the job of governess? He has advertised for a housekeeper and governess for months now with little success. Could she be the one to fill the position?

How can Juliana stay without putting Lincoln, Gracie, and the children in jeopardy? She knows she’ll have to answer for taking the children without permission. Yet how can she leave when her heart is already with the Creeds…? Soon, Lincoln finds a solution for them all and Juliana may find out that miracles do happen if you open your heart to the possibility with trust and love.

Ms. Miller has created another heartwarming tale with characters that exudes all the empathy and hope and love of the Christmas season. Her writing is such that you feel as if you’re a part of the story, that you can almost smell the pine of the Christmas tree, sense the anxiety of Juliana’s plight, see the hope of Christmas expectations in Gracie’s eyes.

A Creed Country Christmas is a gentle and compassionate romance. It’s an unassuming tale yet it pulls you in from the first word to the last. Lucky for us there’s more to come from Ms. Miller!


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