Review: A Snow Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

A Snow Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller
Series:  The Carsons of Mustang Creek (# 4)
Release Date:  September 26, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Pages: 256
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



It’s a Christmas affair to remember as a Hollywood mogul discovers his inner cowboy—and the woman of his dreams—amid the rugged beauty of Wyoming.

Raine McCall would take snow-covered mountains over a star-studded premiere any day. But when hotshot movie executive Mick Branson arranges dinner on Christmas Eve to discuss a work opportunity, she’s intrigued—by the offer and the man. She’s a no-makeup, no-frills single mom, who’s happy with her quiet life. Sharing chili cheeseburgers and sizzling kisses with Mick is sure heating up her holiday, but country girl and power player don’t mix…

It’s not just work that’s brought Mick back to Mustang Creek. Since he first visited to oversee a documentary, free-spirited graphic designer Raine has been in his head. Her approach to life is as unconventional as her quirky holiday ornaments. Their attraction is undeniable—and so are their differences. Putting down roots in the Wild West wasn’t in the script. But there are some Christmas gifts you can’t walk away from, even when they turn your whole world upside down…


Review:   I love stories set at Christmas and Linda Lael Miller’s fourth book in The Carsons of Mustang Creek, A Snow Country Christmas, didn’t disappoint with the festive atmosphere, gift giving and winter activities.  I would have liked the Carson family to be more front and center in this book but it was all Raine and Mick with Raine’s daughter, Daisy, too.  I didn’t feel the chemistry between Raine and Mick although they did and their romance wasn’t as intense as in some of her other books.  I did like their playfulness and how they got along even coming from two different worlds and having different work interests too.

There were family and friends, the land, the homes, good food, celebrations, the animals, reminisces, laughter, hope, happiness, lots of heat up the sheets loving and love.  The book flowed smoothly and I liked that Raine’s grandfather’s cabin and his books played a major role.  I could hear his voice coming through even when Mick was working on finishing the story but he made it look almost too easy.  I felt her grandfather’s presence in the cabin, with his unfinished manuscript  and with her new found romance with Mick.  There was nice closure and a happily-ever-after but I’m hoping the series continues since there’s more story to tell with the next generation.

Miller is one of my go to authors especially when it comes to western romances.  At the back of the book were two chapters from her next book, The Blue and the Gray, set during the Civil War, which is a departure from her usual books.  I look forward to reading it since what I read only whet my appetite for more!

Favorite Quote:  “She’s—” he sought the right description ” —like a warm breeze on a sunny afternoon.”

“Oh no, now you’re getting poetic:  It must be love.  Darling, have a wonderful evening.  Now I need a martini.  Merry Christmas.”