#Giveaway and Book Review: A Lawman's Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

I am so pleased to be part of the book tour for another book in Linda Lael Miller's McKettericks of Texas series!  I can't believe that this is the 14th!  A Lawman's Christmas is set in December of 1914, when the West was truly still 'The West'.

From the Publisher:

The sudden death of the town marshal leaves Blue River, Texas, without a lawman…and twenty-five-year-old Dara Rose Nolan without a husband. As winter approaches and her meager seamstress income dwindles, she has three options. Yet she won't give up her two young daughters, refuses to join the fallen women of the Bitter Gulch Saloon and can't fathom condemning herself to another loveless marriage. Unfortunately she must decide—soon—because there's a new marshal in town, and she's living under his roof.

With the heart of a cowboy, Clay McKettrick plans to start a ranch and finally settle down. He isn't interested in uprooting Dara Rose and her children, but he is interested in giving her protection, friendship—and passion. And when they say "I do" to a marriage of convenience, the temporary lawman's Christmas wish is to make Dara Rose his permanent wife….

My Review:

This is a heartwarming Christmas tale that resonates with the time it was set in.  You can feel just how the workings of the small town were.  I have to say though that this book, for me, lacked tension and intrigue that usually accompany this author's work.  Most of the tension came from the characters own insecurities and was never really developed... All romance stories are a foregone conclusion, but this one felt that way from the first chapter because there were no unpredicted impasses or villains popping up...  

That being said, if you are looking for a quick read to get you into the holiday spirit and remind you that Christmas is a time of sharing and giving, then you should pick up A Lawman's Christmas

The Giveaway: 
TWO lucky readers from Canada or the US will win HARDCOVER copies of A Lawman's Christmas!

Disclaimer: I received this book through Booktrib.com at no cost to me for the purpose of completing my review. All opinions are my own.