Ex marine and Vietnam vet Coal Savage, fired from his four-year career as agent for the FBI in Washington, D.C., returns to what he has every reason to believe will be a much less eventful life as sheriff of his small-town county of Lemhi, Idaho, in the mountain town of Salmon. Coal, who has just lost his wife, is dealing with an angry teenage daughter, a son who won't speak about anything, and twin sons who are yet too young to understand.
Coming into Salmon, Coal finds that as sheriff he has been thrust into what will quickly escalate into the worst string of serial killings his county has ever dealt with. And by all indications, he may be next on the murderer's list.
This first book in the Savage Law series will introduce readers to the Savage family, Coal's steady mother, Connie, his four children, and his many friends and acquaintances who populate the county of Lemhi, this book, and the 36 books yet to come.
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A BRIDE IN WAITING
The war had threatened to take everything from her. It had practically banged its drums at her very door front. The flames had licked at the shingles and had nearly destroyed every crop her family had ever planted.
Despite all this horror, Jolene waited for her husband. Each night she would kneel beside her bed and pray for his safe return. She could not imagine what he was going through but she knew it was horrific.
She prayed every night for his return.
And her prayers were answered.
But not in the way she had hoped... When he came back... he was different... And now her prayers were for her to restore what they had... what he had written about in those letters from a time that seemed like a whole lifetime ago.
The Farrell Saga, the first of seven novels about the Farrell family, begins with four South Carolina brothers, post U.S. Civil War, on a mission to avenge atrocities suffered by the Farrell family during the war years. Rogue Yankee solders had raped their mother and burned their plantation to the ground. After the War, Before the Peace, follows these Southern brothers on their journey to manhood, a quest for love and peace with respectability.
The story begins when Michael has just turned eighteen and has asserted his right and responsibility to join his two older brothers, Jim and Joe, in activities bordering on breaking the law. Eventually, youngest brother, Danny demands to ride with his brothers.
Once all four Farrell brothers are united in their cause to avenge the Farrell family, their exploits take them further and further up North to find the men who hurt their mother. A raid on a farm in Illinois brings them in touch with a Yankee couple who, after hearing of what had been ...
Riley Jennings spends most of her time rescuing and caring for animals, leaving no time for love. When Blake Taylor moves to town and is charged with starting a pet therapy program for the local nursing home, he turns to Riley for assistance. When Riley finally begins to let her guard down, she's blindsided by a secret from Blake's past. Can he find a way to regain her trust? Or is their chance at love gone forever?
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Rayne, she ain't getting any younger, and its Slim Pick'ems for eligible men in her tiny Wisconsin town of Taylor Falls. Her sense of adventure and encouragement by her very last family member to go out West and seek love kicks in!
What is it that Wyatt Earp's brother told Rayne that shakes her trust in her fiance and their love before it even starts?
Will she find it in her heart to get over the secret about him that she just discovered?
Can she find true love and happiness in Montana Meadows?
So come on down and hang out with the folks at Bozeman including the tall, lanky, sad-eyed veterinarian Joseph Hunter, handsome public protector from bank robbers and outlaws, Mister Marshall Morgan Earp and, of course, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Rayne Stevens.
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A lone horseman, his face hidden behind a mask, approaches the town of Steckland, trailing death in his wake. For two years he has searched, hunting down the man who took everything from him and left him for dead, but now the hunt is coming to an end. Somewhere in this God forsaken town he is hiding, but he will be found and he will be made to pay. But little does the horseman know that not only is he not alone in coming to Steckland to see Crait die, but Crait's being here is no accident. He has a plan of his own and all three will collide, with a price that even the horseman may not be able to pay.
After the Civil War claims her brother's life, Miss Caroline Rose Kennedy searches for a new beginning. Atlanta only reminds her of past sorrows and family secrets, but learning of her cousin's happy marriage arranged by a mail-order-bride agency brings a ray of hope. Perhaps Miss Milton could arrange a suitable match for her in Minnesota, too.
In spite of her mother's disapproval, Caroline travels to Pelican Rapids to meet her groom. She brings her grandmother's tattered quilt as a reminder of home, gathering patches along her travels to repair the treasured family heirloom.
Upon her arrival in Pelican Rapids, Caroline's plans unravel. Her journey to find a new beginning leads her down an unexpected path, testing her faith in ways she never imagined. Can God use her unraveled dreams to create a beautiful patchwork for the future?
In this second installment in the Brides of Pelican Rapids Series, come on an adventurous ride through the western frontier with Caroline. Be encouraged ...
After weeks on the trail, Shorty slowly rode into Craig, Colorado. Thirty feet in front of him rode two murdering outlaws, rope tied to their saddles. Joe leaned from his saddle, "Cliff, what'd I tell ya? He's brought us right into Craig. How's that fer helpin' a couple fellers out?"
"Yeah, he's shor got one hell of ah surprise comin'. Will it be me, you er Sheriff Bondell that gets to shoot him?"
"Richard might want'a flip a coin on that."
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Charley Bowles became a stagecoach robber after Wells Fargo & Co. forced him off a mining claim in Montana. He robbed stages carrying company strongboxes for eight years. During this period he became known as Black Bart.
He was brought to justice by Jim Hume, a quick thinking detective. This story, loosely based on fact, follows the exploits of the outlaw and the lawman from the first robbery to the last robbery.
It's 1872, and young Sammy Winds has a better life than he ever imagined possible. He has a beautiful new bride, and his twenty-thousand acre cattle ranch is the best land in the highlands of New Mexico Territory, worked by Sammy and his tough and talented crew. And, he feels especially fortunate for the chance to help a down and out ex-priest and five orphans get a fresh start. But a black cloud looms on the horizon in the form of a ruthless, criminal organization that has plans on taking the finest properties in the territory long before statehood becomes a reality. Now they want Winds' Sky W Ranch and will do anything to get it. In this sequel to Along The Fortune Trail, follow Sammy Winds' heroic life and death struggle as he gives his final measure to keep his land and save the people he loves from the evil that besets them all.
Jedediah Beech was born during 1798 in Surry County, North Carolina. He was the fourth of six children born to Jeremiah and Martha (Butler) Beech. Both of his grandfathers were veterans of the American Revolutionary War. When Jedediah was 11 years old, his father moved the family across the Appalachian Mountains to the western foothills near Maryville, Tennessee, to start a new life on the wild and exciting frontier.
It was there that Jedediah's saga began.
It was in the Fall, and there was a cool chill in the air, and a gentle rain came down. Dolson O'Banyon drove west on the rutted trail they called a road in the old Indian Territory. He was hoping he would not get stuck in the muddy road they called a highway. The old flathead Ford ran smoothly, but the vacuum powered windshield wipers slowed each time he accelerated and they provided a constant squeaking for company. The heater worked, and kept the frost off the windshield, but it was still cool inside, and he was glad he had worn his coat.
The muddy road twisted one direction then another as it went up one steep grade, and wound down to start up again. He silently prayed that the old ford would not get off the road for, he was miles from any town that he knew of. This was still a very isolated part of the country, and very few white men had seen it.
A lawless land. Criminals running wild. Murder is rampant. One man can solve the problems facing the Old West. That man is United States Marshal Morgan Porter.
The name Morgan Porter is famous in the Texas lore of the Old West. The saga of his exploits as a U.S. Marshal are legendary. Morgan Porter and his deputies changed the culture of lawlessness to one that was safe for law abiding men and their families. Ride with Marshal Porter as he tames the Wild West.
This is the first Western in a brand-new series from William H. Joiner, Jr. Ride fast and hard to fight crime with "The United States Marshal Morgan Porter Western Adventure Series."
The heart wants what the heart wants, even when the head says Noooo!
There are five brothers. Each one of them have killer good looks. One is engaged to her best friend. That leaves four to flirt with, four hot men, so why does she only have eyes for the oldest grumpiest one in the bunch. Rachel Reardon has to question her own sanity when she's enthralled with a man she can hardly stand to speak to. A first-class jerk and sexy as sin.
Adam Kipling can't believe his bad luck when his soon-to-be sister-in-law's best friend arrives. She is smoking hot and too damn young for him. He has responsibilities as the oldest sibling and they do not include flirting with young women.
There isn't enough land on this Colorado ranch to keep them far enough apart. An explosion of some sort is inevitable.
Former Green Beret and native Coloradoan Micah Trask went missing in the autumn of 1972 into the remote wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand County, Colorado Undersheriff Dane Lee was Micah's best friend and for four frustrating years there was never a clue about how or why Micah vanished into the mountain mist.
In the autumn of 1976, Craig Dale a wildlife photographer and author also disappeared into the obscure mountains leaving behind an unfinished manuscript named "The Daunting." Within the pages of Craig's book were clues about Micah and perhaps six other men that may have vanished within the boundaries of the Never Summer Mountains of the park.
Follow in the footsteps of Dane Lee and his girlfriend Deputy Sheriff Nickey Lynn Chavez as they try to unravel the mystery surrounding those who have faded into the secluded, unknown just below timberline. Not only does Dane Lee rely on Deputy Chavez but also his own Ute Indian heritage and the visions of his Great ...
These three thrilling tales of showdowns and shootouts are collected here together for the first time.
ALL GUNS BLAZING
Trouble follows cowhand Leo Postlewaite around, especially after he's exiled from home. When vengeful outlaw Ignacio McKenna escapes from jail, he rides into town to terrorise Leo's family and friends. Worse - when Leo's girlfriend Imogen is kidnapped, he has no choice but to return home and face down his enemy with All Guns Blazing...
Oliver arranges for his brother Owen to be 'accidentally' killed in a boxing tournament, but he manages to make a narrow escape. Rosalind and Celia help conceal him, but they quickly get taken prisoner by a group of outlaws. Owen immediately rides to their rescue - with Oliver and the crooked Duke murderous and in hot pursuit.
Carson has a long, violent history with the Mexican bandit General Rodriguez - and Carson's determined to seek revenge. But when the young heiress he's escorting is ...
Four historical romance books are includes in this collection!
A heartwarming collection that includes stories about a strong beautiful and inspiring women who traveled to find true love. Although every love story will unique, but each women finds herself overcoming adversities and inspiring others.
: A Melody of Love
: A Grant of Love
: Texas Love
: A Bride hunts Love
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This is a standalone short story with a HEA ending.
Austin Everett could not have had a much more horrible childhood. His father beat him as far back as he can remember. His mother died when he was young, replaced by a stepmother who seems to hate him. And now, at seventeen, his father has been shot down, murdered in the night. In spite of a lifetime of beatings, Austin swears he will have revenge on the killer.
Ex-lawman Alto Martinez has just lost his wife and small baby girl, murdered by the man he thought was his best friend. On a trail of vengeance, he runs into Austin and his family, and after Austin's father is killed, Alto allows Austin to accompany him on his trail. The two men they seek are traveling together!
When ranch owner Desia Anderson's daughter heads toward Helena, Montana, to find her long-lost grandfather, she must go after her before she is hurt. The three of them, along with a one-armed Mexican named Lefty, form an unlikely partnership, on their way from Blackfoot, Idaho, to Helena, Montana, in 1879, through ...
NOTE: This is a standalone novella - none of the other books in the series need to be read in a particular order.
Even the broken can be healed...
Rebecca Walsh has only ever had two loves, her family and horses. But when her father and brother died in the Civil War, her family is left as broken as her home town. When the town sent an advertisement for mail-order grooms, Rebecca didn't have much interest in wooing one. She just hoped the men might save her town, so her family could stay in the only home they'd ever known.
Jake Harper came to Brokken, Texas to leave his name and his past behind. He hoped to find a future that would help him forget the mistakes he'd made. But one of the other "leftover" men in town has been keeping an eye on Jake and his past might be catching up with him. And as he draws closer to Rebecca, his fears multiply.
Maddie, a young girl worked with her mother to keep the farm afloat after her father deserted them. It would be years before they realized he was not coming back. After her mother died, Maddie, now an adult, packed what few possessions she had and headed to Missouri, the last place she finally learned her father lived with a wife and child.
She wondered why she felt driven to find her father especially when she had no desire to see him again. After giving him a copy of her mother's death certificate, she continued her journey west.
Along the way, she met a stray dog that was as skinny as a string bean which she named Bean. Together they continued west until God encouraged them to stop. Her heart began to heal in a small town called Sunset Hill when she bought what the town referred to as an old dinosaur.
Who would have thought she would come to rely on the very man (not her father) that caused her so much anxiety while on the trail going west?
Enjoy exciting western action and romance in each book of the Travess Blood trilogy, including:
Clint Travess, Sheriff of Trenton County, is a man plagued by guilt and tormented by his longing for another man's wife. Determined to lead an upstanding life, he buries his own desires beneath his duty to uphold the law.
Then Troy Travess, the brother Clint arrested years ago, is released from prison. Troy has vowed revenge, and when a string of unsolved murders accompanies his arrival back in Trenton, Clint is torn between his responsibilities as sheriff and regret over lost chances with his brother.
Determined to protect his town--and the woman he loves but cannot have--Clint must catch the killer before time runs out. But if Troy turns out to be the man he's hunting, can Clint bring his own flesh and blood to justice?
Sick of killing, Clint quits as Trenton's sheriff and buys a small farm, hoping for a peaceful life with his wife and family. But his ...
Rubén Santiago, enslaved in Mexico as a child, has turned his back on his Navajo heritage. Now an old man, his only friend is Morgan Braddock, a haunted Civil War veteran with a questionable past. Morgan wants nothing more than to return to his wife and children, but a hangman's noose stands in the way. Esther Corbin, abandoned by her husband, and her four children face an uncertain future on the outskirts of Chasm Creek, a territorial mining town. When the two men seek help at her isolated farm, their growing friendship unleashes consequences that expose the lies upon which they have built their lives. Ghostly visitations and violent confrontations rip away their illusions and, when a vengeful stranger arrives in Chasm Creek, Rubén is forced to confront his past in order to save his friend's life. This is a story of friendship and family, love and loss, and finding one's place in the merciless Arizona desert.
When Jodi's fiancé leaves her for her cousin, her heart is broken into a million pieces. Needing a new start, she decides to visit her best friend, Amy, in New Mexico and help her through her pregnancy. Her trip to the west turns out to be a healing journey for her, filled with new opportunities, including the affection of the handsome local sheriff. The time she felt she would never feel happiness again seems so far away now. But will she dare to give him her heart after everything she's been through?
Sheriff Covey was always focused on his job, and kept to himself until a mesmerizing woman arrived in town. To his surprise, Jodi brings out a warmer side of him that he didn't even know existed. But what he doesn't realise is that Jodi still carries the wounds from her past. When the past comes knocking at her door, Covey will be called to decide if her heart was ever his in the first place. When all seems to be against his love for her, will he defy everything and follow his ...
Old Bill's family suffers more tragedy and Cindy Lou learns harsh realities about the choice she's made between her two suitors. The decision made, she moves into a new life head-long and head-strong, but without some of the most important people in her life by her side.
The man she's chosen is changing - and not for the better - while the one she rejected makes her regret her decision more and more each day.
As others try to help Old Bill's family cope with many terrible changes, the townspeople and those they've long rejected must come to terms with one another. Will the choices Cindy Lou and her sisters made stand, or will time and the revelations of long-held secrets cause their new lives to crumble?
A fearless heiress. Her mysterious driver. Their lives will be at risk. Will they be able to keep each other safe?
Tessa Richardson is a young heiress to her family's big fortune. She expects to remain on top by being a hard-hearted businesswoman, so she keeps her true feelings to herself. She may look like a girl-next-door, but Tessa is regal in the way she carries herself. The only way to really get to know her is by riding next to her. As her new driver does. Will she let him get a true glimpse of her soul?
Raphael Rivera is different from all the previous drivers in the Richardson estate. He has elegant hands for a manual laborer and his shirts are always white and pressed, not quite what anyone would expect. A crooked smile that may be perceived as mocking and a friendly demeanor are part of his charm. A charm that has managed to keep him safe, until now. But how can he escape from his past that is finally catching up with him?
When the truth about Raphael comes to light, ...
From bestselling author Rachael Herron comes at long last, Eliza Carpenter's story.
Home isn't always a place...
It's 1945, the war is over, the GIs are returning , and Eliza is on the run. At least, she would be if her truck hadn't broken down in the middle of nowhere and her money hadn't, quite literally, flown out the window. So when Joshua Carpenter, a cowboy with the most brilliant blue eyes she has ever seen, stops to offer her help, Eliza can't afford to say no... Joshua, it seems, is single-handedly building a home for himself on farmland just outside the town of Cypress Hollow. And as Eliza is about to discover, sometimes running away is the only way to come home...
The American Civil War, and a traumatic era in American history. 1842, and a small family of father, squaw and their young son Jacob have found their refuge close to the Mexican border. Thinking this was going to be the family home for many a year to come couldn't have been more wrong. 15 years on, and still enjoying the tranquil life, and their son now a full grown lad of 15 years, the family had no reason to doubt that their life was ever going to be interrupted. This day, while finding wood for their fire, Jacob sees 5 riders approaching. Never had Jacob had to worry about his parents, as his life up to now had only been hunting with his father, and seeing friendly Indians, who knew of the family. Hiding behind bushes, Jacob witnesses how the cowboy can be, as he sees his father shot and killed. His mother raped by all 5 riders, and then tied to the tail of a horse, and sent into the bush where her skin would be ripped from her body, her life ended in the most horrific manner. ...
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An entrancing historical romance set in 1800 Philadelphia and Kentucky! When Daniel discovers the truth of his parentage, he abandons Philadelphia for the frontier. But will the search for his biological father get in the way of his budding love for beautiful Ann?
Philadelphia cowers before a mysterious killer -- Yellow Fever. Daniel Armitage and his family are respected members of Philadelphia society. But their status cannot save Daniel's loved ones. His entire family succumbs to the horrifying disease. His mother's startling deathbed confession shakes Daniel to his soul. Another man is really his father. His search for his real father takes him to Kentucky--the edge of the western frontier. Seeking a father with a different last name, he is now considered an illegitimate bastard and is scorned by everyone, even himself. Except for the people who matter the most--his true father Daniel "Bear" MacKay and Ann Byrd.
Captivated by her beauty and fierce ...
Sequel to Roping Her Texan. Sweet, novella length story.
Dan Givers, known as Breed the outlaw turned bounty hunter, rides out on his own when he learns that Deek Anders kidnaps Sunnie from Hidalgo's hacienda during an attack. He berates himself for not killing Deek when he had a chance and blames himself for Sunnie being at the outlaw's mercy. Can he save her in time or will she perish at the outlaw's hand?
Sunnie can't believe that she is at the mercy of Deek and his two cohorts. When she finds out they are selling her to a man who collects beautiful women, she figures she stands a better chance with Breck Lanson, but soon finds that she is a prisoner in Breck's home with no way to escape. All she can do is bide her time and pray that Breed finds and rescues her.
Old Bill, Farmersville's postmaster, losses his wife in a terrible fire everyone knows the Fenton's started. Left to raise his daughters alone, he struggles to keep them on the straight and narrow as they come of age. Cindy Lou, the youngest, finds herself torn between two men: Cory, a very successful, much older, friend of her father's and Jimmy Fenton, the son of her mother's killers - the town outcast. While her father's eyes and attention are focused on Cindy Lou, Esther, her older sister, takes comfort in the arms of another young man whose commitment to her is fickle and fleeting.
What's a girl to do with the best catch in town is ready and willing to marry her? How can she resist the advances of the town outcast when the very sight of him makes her and her father tremble - for very different reasons? Will Cory, the owner of the general store, win her love or will she risk everything to be with a boy whose reputation could destroy her own?
Coming of age in Farmersville proves ...