Monday, December 7, 2015


Publisher:    HQN
Published:   September 29, 2015
ISBN:       978-0373779086
Genre:    Contemporary Romance, Fantasy
Format:   Print   
Obtained via:  Publisher via Publicist
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina



As soon as she could, Charlotte Morgan left Mustang Creek, Wyoming, and headed to New York.  It turned out the big city wasn’t all she’d thought it would, especially since she fell for a guy that was just all wrong.  Oh he’s not all that bad.  In fact most women would think he was the ideal guy—handsome, successful veterinarian, kind and sincere. 
There was one little problem though about this almost too good to be true vet -- Jaxon Locke, made no bones about his love of his home in Idaho and his desire to get back to his home. 

But Jax isn’t quite ready to write off Charlotte and in an interesting twist he’s offered a job in Mustang Creek at the exact same time Charlotte returns from New York to help out her ailing aunt. 

When Charlotte arrives home her world is turned a bit sideways.  Not quite upside down but things keep moving just out of her control.  First she’s got to take care of her aunt’s house – a home large enough to be a comfy B&B.  Then there’s Jax’s appearance not just in town, but some how or other he’s living in her home.  And last, but not least there’s Mrs. Klozz who everyone knows and loves, but has no idea who she is or where she came from.

Is Charlotte about to find out first hand all about the magic of Christmas?

I’m a long time Linda Lael Miller fan and have thoroughly enjoyed her Mustang Creek series.  Her holiday contribution, CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK, was a bit of a let down for me.  The writing just seemed off.  The fantasy angle with Mrs. Klozz was entertaining and the ending was well done.  There was just the feeling I was reading a children’s book instead of the fabulous contemporary romances I’m used to reading of Ms. Miller’s.  The only connection to Mustang Creek were the essentially guest appearances of Bex and her friends.  The story could have been told just as well without them.  I’m not saying it’s a bad read.  It is in fact cute, just not the usual solid writing of Ms. Miller.

Each of the books in this series has been a standalone although the others are better if read in order.  CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK is most definitely a standalone and in no way takes away from the others if you read it first.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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