Books by Linda Lael Miller

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The Women of Primrose Creek: Christy

I picked up The Women of Primrose Creek: Christy because I thought it might be a fun, quick read. Well, I got the quick part right; at 162 pages it was a breeze to finish. Parts of it were fun too, but in the end there just wasn't quite enough story to make the book any more than an average read. ...

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The Women of Primrose Creek: Bridget

There’s nothing actually wrong with Bridget, the first novel in Linda Lael Miller’s new series, The Women of Primrose Creek. I can’t pinpoint any specific plot contrivance or writing flaw; it just seems unfinished. At just under one hundred and fifty pages, Bridget reads like the summary of an ...

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One Wish

It can be hard to be original when writing a western. At times it really seems as if there are only so many stories, all of which have been told before. One Wish falls squarely in the middle of the western romance pack; it's neither completely trite nor really innovative. The characters are intrigui ...

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A Springwater Christmas

A Springwater Christmas is a warm-hearted, rather sweet and predictable tale about acceptance, love and forgiveness that will get you in the holiday spirit. If you've read the previous books in the Springwater series, you'll no doubt be thrilled with the reappearance of these fertile ladies and thei ...

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Springwater Seasons: Jessica

Jessica is the fifth in the Springwater series by Linda Lael Miller, about a small town growing up around a stage coach station in Montana in the late 1800s. This book is strong in authenticity but weak in character development and plot detail; it's a fault that's hard to avoid in a book of this len ...

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Springwater Seasons: Rachel

Trey Hargreaves is off to go courting when he comes across Rachel English and a stagecoach stuck in the creek. Even though he's already late, he stops to give the stagecoach driver a hand. This changes the course of Trey's life and sets the tone for Linda Lael Miller's romance, Springwater Seasons: ...

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Springwater Seasons: Savannah

Sometimes an author gets too ambitious. In a series romance, due to length restraints, there really is only room for a story about a developing relationship, with maybe a tiny bit of subplot thrown in. In Springwater Seasons: Savannah, Linda Lael Miller attempts the impossible - to stuff a book with ...

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Springwater Seasons: Miranda

Are you familiar with the children's book Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan? In it, Sarah answers an ad to become the wife of a widower and mother to his two children. She asks for a trial period and will make her decision whether or not to marry him after that time. It is a simple, gentl ...

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Knights

In Knights, Linda Lael Miller has mashed together two stories that would have been better left separate, as perhaps two books or one book and a novella. Instead, everything is crammed into 300 pages and neither story gets the treatment it deserves. The medieval romance is short-changed, as is the ti ...