Desperate, Dangerous and Deadly: A Western Collection contains three of Debra Parmley's western historical romances. A Desperate Journey, Dangerous Ties, and Deadly Adversaries.
A Desperate Journey: One Woman's Desperate Journey to Find Her Son
Sally Wheeler learned the hard way that men aren't always what they seem. Now she will stop at nothing to track down the bigamist husband who stole her son and abandoned her and their daughter on their failing Kansas farm. She'll do anything to have her family back together, even if it means traveling down the Old Chisholm Trail to Texas with an old mule skinner and a handsome maverick who could change her mind about men.
Free after spending seven years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Robert Truman aims to balance the scales of justice on the man who sent him there-Luke Wheeler. His quest doesn't include falling for the one woman who will lead him to his quarry, but Sally's courage in the face of her fear touches his soul. ...
Eighteen year old Rachel O'Connor arrived in Astoria Oregon in the year 1882, and went with young Doctor Mark Whitfield on long distance calls to sparse homesteads, lumber camps trappers cabins and Indian Villages..The beautiful virginal wilderness that lay all over, seemed to sing with sparkling rivers and crystal waterfalls. Rachel muses that the morning of creation must have been like this.
But there are traps and pitfalls beneath this panoramic paradise in the form of outlaws, wolves and renegade Indians, plus the isolation of any kind of help.
Rachel feels herself attracted to a handsome half-breed Indian man, who knows no laws nor boundaries. He is a devil-may-care outlaw who is as wild as the mountains around him. He awakens something in her that she is not even aware of---something wild that could match the savage instincts of the young Indian man.
Rachel battles two instincts that try to dominate her psyche. That of a modest, self respecting nurse, and a rogue side that ...
Lyla has built a stable future for herself, away from the rest of her family. But when her sister dies tragically in a dreadful accident, she has to go west and pick up her nephew, the only survivor. And even though her plan for inexplicable reasons is to avoid being in close contact with him, she will find herself moved by the sheriff asking her to reconsider and let the boy stay with him instead. Soon enough Lyla will become confused by her conflicting emotions, but will she find the courage to face secrets from the past and eventually follow her heart?
James, the local sheriff of Wheatberry, has forgotten what happiness means since his wife died in an unexpected manner. But when he suddenly witnesses a horrifying accident, he is quick to run to an orphaned little boy's aid. All the more, what he would never expect is that he would end up loving and becoming attached to him. When the boy's aunt - a beautiful troubled woman - arrives in town, he will do his best to convince her to ...
Georgie Ittner always had the freedom to keep men at bay and spend her time and love on the horses of her father's ranch, but when her father dies, she discovers that she must marry if she wants to keep the land. Unwilling to wed herself to a man with dark secrets, she shuns Leo, her longtime suitor, and places an ad in the newspaper for a mail order husband. Will her mail order husband help her to get rid of Leo?
Jeremy Mayhew is a man looking to put his past behind him. Recently released from prison, he's content to rebuild his life from the ground up, but when the past won't leave him alone, he has no choice but to face it head on. Traveling to Texas to see the man who'd helped him once before, he's stunned to learn that Douglas Ittner is dead. Needing to buy some time, he weds Georgie under the identity of her mail order husband, but he never counted on falling in love or finding a family. How are his plans going to change and will he be able to escape his past?
His past is ...
Based on a the life of John Neely Bryan, the founder of Dallas, Texas.
Born in 1810 and educated in Fayetteville, Tennessee, John Neely Bryan became a successful lawyer in Van Buren, Arkansas. After a financial panic devastated the town and his real estate holdings, Bryan settled west in the new Texas Republic.
In the late 1830s, Bryan went to work at Holland Coffee's Trading Post on the Red River, and from there he moved to the land that would become Dallas. He was the first non-Native American to permanently live in Dallas County, and for many months, he was the only white person living there. His homestead would later be called Dealey Plaza, where President Kennedy was killed. In his travels and business dealings, he met and befriended many Native Americans, learned their languages, and was instrumental in bringing the railroad to Dallas.
Bryan married and had children, but during his last years he succumbed to mental illness. He died in 1877 at the State Lunatic Asylum in ...
For every woman who's had to choose between the secrets that protect her and the people she loves the most...
1892 -- Des Moines
Katherine Arthur and her family are back and it's time to collect the money Mrs. Mellet left them in her will. The tidy sum will allow the family peace of mind and a future that's stable and fulfilling. But when things don't go exactly as planned, Katherine steps up to do more than her share. Hired as a kitchen mistress, her intuition (with the help of a mysterious recipe book), cooking prowess, and work ethic make her the perfect partner for the enigmatic, wealthy woman next door. Then Aleksey Zurchenko arrives.
Violet Pendergrass is a well-heeled, progressive woman with half a fortune in one hand and a plan for enduring prosperity in the other. Resourceful, shrewd, and tough, Violet doesn't realize her one and only weakness leaves her vulnerable as she attempts to solidify her independence. She sees unparalleled value in Katherine's gifts and does her ...
After tragedy blew Sunny Harlowe's world apart, she left her old life behind, strapped on a six-shooter and became the most notorious bounty hunter in California -- a gun-toting, flashing-eyed beauty who could out-shoot and out-ride any man... even a seductive silken-tongued rogue like Price Ramsey. Never mind that he's the handsomest devil this side of the Rockies -- Sunny has been hired to bring him in... dead or alive!
Rugged, rough-and-ready Price Ramsey has always had his way with the fairer sex... until he crossed paths with Sunny Harlowe. As her prisoner on a wild and rollicking run across the west, Price lives for only two things: his freedom, and Sunny hot and eager in his bed. What he gets is a woman of stormy, sizzling desires -- and a love that is bigger than both of them.
Centuries have passed since the world was broken and billions died. Man has slowly rebuilt but not everything and everyone is how it once was.
The Cloud Wars have ravaged the land, scorched the sky and all but annihilated mankind. There are no countries, no borders, only survivors.
Stone, the wasteland soldier, has emerged from the Southern Deserts, leading a rag-tag collection of companions to the peaceful village of Dessan. They are offered food and shelter in return for helping to construct a wall around the settlement.
Growing close to one of the villagers, Stone learns that a dark shadow hangs over Dessan. Determined to put things right he and his companions make a stand against a criminal gang known as the Collectors, a violent group trading humans to a terrible facility called Tamnica.
But when they are captured and encarserated behind Tamnica's brutal walls, Stone and his companions will be pushed to breaking point as they scrape together a plan of escape.
Yet escape is ...
What if answering a strange-looking ad in the newspaper made it so you traveled back in time to 1892?
Kimberly loves her work, but hates her job. She is a nurse and enjoys helping people; however, her boss has it out for her, and makes Kimberly's life miserable.
While flipping through the classifieds, an old-fashioned mail-order bride ad catches her eye. She has no way of knowing how much this ad will change her life.
Victoria is a widow, looking for ways to keep herself busy and help other people at the same time. She decided to start a mail-order bride business, but she also has a secret she needs to be careful to hide; she lives in 1892.
Patrick lives on a ranch and loves his life. The only problem is he lives too far from town to properly court a woman and is looking for a woman's love to help brighten his life. He enlists in Victoria's help to find him a woman who will be compatible with his life. Little does he know, Victoria is thinking of sending someone from the ...
From this bestselling page-turner series of stand-alone novels comes a dramatic romance of one woman's search for home and the Texas rancher who teaches her what homegoing really means.
A disillusioned heiress wants nothing more than a place to call home. With lovable-but-quirky town folks, quaint country charm, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek seems like the perfect place to start over. But Dani's dreams of finding home are crushed when malicious rumors and a devastating secret propel her down a road she never expected to travel.
Though a Texas politician questions the arrival of this city gal in the hometown he's sworn to protect and defend, Steve can't help but admit he's falling for her. But when a mysterious billionaire funds a renovation to downtown Miller's Creek, Dani's suspicious behavior brings his built-in lie detector to alarm-clanging alert.
Can Steve and Dani call a truce for a higher calling? Will romance blossom in Miller's Creek? And will Dani ever ...
Two teens, one outlaw, alone in the wilderness
Joshua and Ruth Brookings are traveling by stagecoach to finally join their parents in Montana. Attacked by murderous outlaws, the teens barely escape with their lives and must survive in the barren Wyoming and Montana territories and escape the man who's hunting them.
Seven years ago, Jed Stuart ran away from home and joined Tom's gang. Jed is tired of the lawlessness and wants out. The only problem? He is the boss's right-hand man and will never be able to leave. And what's one more stagecoach robbery, anyway?
Can Joshua lean on God's strength to keep himself and his sister alive until they find a town? Will Jed be able to face his anger or will it consume him completely? All three are running -- the hunter and hunted. What will happen when they meet again?
John Everett Sage was a man without a legacy. He'd spent his life wandering, working in cow towns and frontier outposts, usually as a law man. He was hoping to re-connect with his family in Wyoming, when a run away horse led him in a new direction, one that would pull all the disparate elements of his life together. John will find his family only to see them go in search of their own destiny.
As a law man, he will see the high country and track killers in the night. Sage will be reunited with old friends who will help him face times of violence and danger, his personal limitations, political imperatives, and the evil intentions of men whose souls are lost to greed.
Along the way he'll win the trust of a community, the support of a governor and the love of a woman.
Hold on tight, the industrial revolution is moving faster than the newest locomotive, faster than a horse can run, and faster than the fastest gun.
John Everett Sage will handle whatever comes at him, with grace, humor, ...
Nellie Wallace is a young widow with two children. In post civil-war New York, the men are scarce and none want the burden of a wife with children. Her dead husband's family is wealthy, and cruel. Desperate to escape their influence, and eager for a home, a husband, and a stable life for her children, Nellie decides to make a new life in San Francisco as a mail order bride.
Saloon owner Blake Malone is a bachelor and likes it that way. He worked hard for everything he has, but the San Francisco City Council won't approve his plans to build a family emporium unless he is a family man himself. The solution? A mail order bride from New York who will bring him a ready-made family, stability, and the council's approval.
Blake expects his future wife to care for his home and, other than helping him impress the city council, to stay out of his business. He expects life as usual. What he gets is an unexpected desire to win Nellie's heart, a dangerous threat to his new bride, and a rich ...
Catherine Evans fell in love when she was three years old, head-over-heels, forever kind of love. The very first moment she saw twelve-year-old Duncan McKenzie, she told God and her pony that she was going to marry that boy. He was handsome. He was kind. He was strong and smart and all the good things a boy should be. For thirteen years she loved him with every beat of her heart. And on her sixteenth birthday he walked away from her father's ranch, and from her. He didn't look back over his shoulder. Not even once. And from that day forward, Catherine Evans swore off all men. Her heart turned to stone, her will to iron, and her vow to God changed. She'd run her father's ranch. She'd succeed. She'd survive. And she would never, ever love another man as long as she lived.
Duncan McKenzie left the ranch ten years ago, desperate to escape temptation in the form of a budding young lady too innocent to claim for his own. But Catherine's frightened father summons him home. The ranch is ...
In this western historical romance, unexpectedly homeless, un-wed mother Sarah Johnson has few options. They could go live with her cousin William, but Sarah believes there's something untoward about his offer and it leaves her feeling uncomfortable. She's qualified to be a governess, but no one will have her because she wasn't married when she had her precious MaryAnn. Matchmaker & Co could be her salvation as mail-order-bride to Mr. John Atwood.
Book 1 in the Matchmaker & Co series of western historical romance.
Single father, John Atwood, is raising his daughter the best he can in the wilds of the Colorado Territory but knows he needs help. No woman he knows wants to take on the raising of his daughter who hasn't spoken since she saw her mother brutally murdered during a bank robbery. Can Sarah, John and their two daughters overcome their pasts and find happiness together?
A historical western mail order bride romance. NEW COVER!!
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