Back in the City of My Birth

Friday, Feb 03

I am sitting in the kitchen of my new house, on the land that will become the Triple L. (That stands for Linda Lee Lael, my original name.)

It’s a beautiful place, and somewhat like camping out, since none of the furniture has arrived. Most importantly, my dogs and cats haven’t arrived–and without them, I’m just not myself. They will be here soon, though, and it will be a mother-and-dog (and cat) reunion. I feel joy just thinking about it.

In the meantime, I’m writing “McKettrick’s Luck”, the first in the new series for HQN. This is the story of Jesse McKettrick, directly descended from Jeb and Chloe, of “Secondhand Bride” fame. He lives in the house they built, on the mountain top, and the little school Jeb constructed for Chloe to teach in is still there. Wait till you meet Jesse’s lady, Cheyenne. She’s equal to loving, and being loved by, a card-carrying (card-playing) McKettrick. Jesse, you see, is a master poker player. Can Cheyenne beat him at his own game? You’d better believe it. It takes a hell of a woman to best a McKettrick man.

And also in the meantime, I’ve having my huge back yard fenced in, so the dogs and kitties can play safely there. They’ll love the grass, and be mystified by snow, being Arizona critters.

Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, I’ll be back tomorrow.

It’s wonderful to be connected to you again.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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