Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Creed's Honor

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Book Review - Creed's Honor

About the Book
Hop on those saddles – it’s time ter take a ride ter Lonesome Bend, Colorado for the next adventure in Linda Lael Miller’s “Creed Cowboys” series! Follow the good lookin’ Creed family boys in CREED’S HONOR, the second chapter in Linda’s excitin’ Western trilogy.

Connor Creed knows exactly who he is: a hardworkin’ rancher carryin’ on his uncle’s legacy in Lonesome Bend. Maybe a small-town cowboy’s life isn’t his dream, but he owes the man who took him in as a kid. Until the identical twin brother he’s been estranged from for years reenters his life. Connor struggles with identity issues as he gets ter know his wilder brother. And then he meets Tricia McCall, a beautiful woman who knows a thin’ or two about livin’ someone else’s dreams. Together they just might find their own dreams right here in Lonesome Bend. More at

About the Author
Each morning shortly after the sun rises over Spokane, Washington, New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller pulls on her cowboy boots and heads for the stables for a few quiet moments with her horses before she settles in to write her pages for the day.

As the daughter of a town marshal, Linda has come home to the western lifestyle that gave birth to one of today’s most successful authors. With more than 80 novels to her credit, the self-confessed barn goddess left Washington years ago and pursued her wanderlust, living in Arizona and London and traveling the world. But now the “First Lady of the West” is glad to be back home, writing contemporary and historical novels that have earned her awards and placements on all the national bestsellers lists.

Linda traces the birth of her writing career to the day when a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she just might have a future in writing. Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold Fletcher’s Woman in 1983 to Pocket Books. Since then, Linda has successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, and concentrating on novels with a Western flavor. For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Linda's latest series, the McKettricks of Texas, Tate, Garrett and Austin (HQN Books February, June and July 2010 releases) has earned reader and reviewer acclaim and berths as high as #2 on the New York Times Best-Selling Books list. Linda set this trilogy about three brothers on a ranch outside Austin that rivals the Ponderosa in the TV series, “Bonanza,” which earned her youthful fascination., a popular romance fan site, said of the McKettricks of Texas: “Her subtle blend of sensuality, chivalry, and the clear roles of her men and women create charming romances. The McKettrick brothers are sexy gentleman with Stetsons. Whether they’re from 1810 or 2010, Linda Lael Miller’s cowboys are timeless.”
Linda is currently at work on a new western trilogy, which will be published in 2011.

Once a struggling young mother, Linda is devoted to helping women who long to improve their lot in life through education.  Each year she sponsors a round of competition for her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women. The stipends, which she funds from her writing and speaking earnings, go to women 25 years and older who have a difficult time qualifying for traditional scholarships. Linda’s grants, which will total $15,000 in 2010, may be used for childcare, transportation, or any other expense that stands between a woman’s dreams and fulfillment. More than 1700 women entered her 2009 competition.

Linda is excited about her association with The Humane Society of the United States, for whom she has become an advocate for the group’s Pets for Life program. Once someone finds a furry friend to bring into their home, Linda and The HSUS want to help them learn how to keep the critter for life.

Linda has come a long way since leaving Washington to experience the world. "But growing up in that time and place, in a family grounded in Western values, served me well," she allows. "And I'm happy to be back home."
To learn more about Linda, visit
My Take on the Book
This book, though definitely more of a book geared toward women is still full of strong characters and the author has done a good job at developed relationships that draw you into the story.
Though this story was not one that I would typically read, nor would many men, I did read this and share it with my wife who ended up reading this and she said that it was a fun steamy read! I wouldn't know if it was steamy per se, but I will take her thought on it.

The author has done a good job at capturing the west in this and her other novels and her characters just add to the great settings that she already shares with her readers!

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