Three of my best-selling Historical Western romance stories!
Combined the three books have more than 250 positive reviews on Amazon and have been downloaded over 20,000 times!
Delightful tales full of emotion, love, drama, action, plot twists, and of course, heart-melting romance!
A Secret Buried in the Ranch
Georgie Ittner has always kept men at bay and devoted her time and love to the horses of her family's ranch. After the devastating loss of her father, though, 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 her longtime suitor, and places an ad in the newspaper for a mail-order husband instead. However, life holds a big surprise in store for her when Jeremy, her husband-to-be, shows up and reveals a connection he shares with her father. Unbeknownst to her, he also holds a dangerous secret that could ruin everything. His clever scheme comes crashing down, as Georgie awakens deep emotions that he ...
A past so dark, it can't be lifted?
Lena Jenkins hides her past from everyone she comes across. Shamed and overwhelmed by the perceived negativity, she is close to making a vow to never let anyone near her heart again; for no one could ever love a soiled dove.
Quint Morris has eyes for the beautiful Lena, but his own troubled history drives him to the saloon more often than it does toward the woman who calls to his heart.
Will Quint and Lena overcome the trauma and hurt caused by a past they can no more control than they can change or will they go their separate ways, forever being alone?
This is a clean and wholesome American mail order bride story that will give you that warm happy feeling you get from reading a sweet romance.
Jemima is a big, tall, and round woman who keeps a pistol and a short club tucked in her leather belt. She is prepared for the rude and crude men who occupy Sawyerville. She hopes to marry someone, but is prepared to carry on with her life as is if she doesn't find someone.
Abraham is one fellow who feels like many men -- that Sawyerville is no place for a respectable woman. They want saloon girls--not the marryin' type. But when he becomes seriously injured in a logging accident, he changes his ideas after having to depend upon a woman to nurse him through his recovery.
Lucky for him, Jemima was assigned to help him. And also lucky for him, she knows a thing or two about nursing someone back to good health.
After experiencing thehealing hand of a woman and her companionship, will Abraham have a change of heart about women in Sawyerville? ...
HISTORICAL WESTERN ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT STORIES
Trouble and tragedy seems to follow Adeline, especially after losing both of her parents. Now a widow with a small child, the tax collector has come for her one material possession... her house. Andrew, her neighbor realizes that with his name on the property, she can avoid a foreclosure. They decide to get married in order stave off the bankers with the idea that they would have the marriage annulled in the winter.
Secretly, Andrew has pined for Adeline but he didn't want her like this. He fulfills his obligation to protect her and her son financially until his admiration for the beautiful woman turns into something he can no longer hide. When the time comes to annul their marriage, will they both have second thoughts?
For fans of John Maclean and Louise Erdrich comes a new novel about the volatility of family, tradition, and public necessity set in the dry desert of Nevada's Ruby Valley.
The Burning Hour is the story of the Mapps, a fiercely independent Native American family, who fight back as government agencies ignore treaty agreements and try to exert control over their family land. Opposite them is Nick Delgado, a young wildland firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management in search of his place in a world that teeters between alien and achingly familiar. Faced with the driest fire season on record, the Mapps must place their trust in a government less than honorable while Nick struggles with regulations and familial expectations to become the man he needs to be.
"A novel I won't ever forget -- suspenseful and engaging, a vivid portrait of a unique place and its inhabitants." Scott Nadelson, author of Between You and Me and The Next Scott Nadelson
"Crackling anticipation sets The Burning ...
This is a clean and wholesome western romance story set in Oregon in the late 1880's. It is the story of the faith and courage it took to find lasting love on the western frontier.
Two lonely people, one on each side of the country, dared to trust and courageously persevere despite the many challenges that came their way.
Orphaned at age 8, Catherine Daily tightens up her boot straps and sets out on a journey to leave her dreary life in Boston for the wilds of Oregon. Since losing her parents so long ago, she dreams of having a family of her own. She expects that country living will involve a lot of hard work, but she didn't count on was how her city ways would make it a difficult adjustment.
Raymond Cowan is a rancher and farmer in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. When he hears about mail order brides, he places an ad in hopes of getting a bride for himself. He doesn't expect love, but hopes that the relationship will someday evolve into a loving union.
Sparks fly when Catherine ...
Will Cannon hears about a gang of outlaws that are robbing trains and raiding small towns West of Santa Fe. The gang of dirty cutthroats murdered several innocent people, including women and children, during their many robberies. Will Cannon has what any man that would kill a woman or child deserves. A bullet thru the heart from Will's Colt 45 is good enough for the evil excuse for a man. Will rides West of Santa Fe and finds the outlaw gang hiding near the small town of Whiskey Mesa. Will buys horses and cattle and brings box cars of food and whiskey into town to replace what the outlaws stole. He gets some cowboys and bronc busters to help him and they give the outlaw gang a dose of 45 caliber justice the way only Will Cannon can dispense justice.
A Girl with Skill
Randy Carter's pa was once a famed Texas Ranger and the list of those who want to see him dead is long. After her pa is gunned down in a cold-blooded act of revenge, the injured sixteen-year-old is fearing for her life when she decides to leave the New Mexico Territory to head west with her temperamental horse Al, her gun Pearl, and the ashes of her family as her only companions.
A Horse Thief with Heart
All Trevor wants is a decent horse. When he sees the best-looking horse he's ever laid eyes on and tries to steal it, his plans are foiled by a very sick girl with a mean punch. When he decides to save her life instead, he is smitten.
When she starts her journey again with her newly besotted traveling companion, Randy runs into an old family friend that knows she's a great shot, a skilled sharpshooter of the likes of Annie Oakley. Bronson has no problem showing off what Randy is capable of to make easy money for them all.
Randy might be a prodigy ...
Rain drove relentlessly outside, a cruel foreshadow to what was yet to come and simultaneously, what had passed.
Bran would have enjoyed this, Flora thought wistfully, staring out the window of the cabin and into the storm. It was the tail end of summer, the days still quite warm but the evenings hinting of what was ahead in only a few short weeks.
The cursed winter which inevitably brought nothing but strife to the Kinrade family. Every year, a member seemed to die in the bitter cold until there was no one left to remember what anguish the season caused.
Bran is gone. Everyone is gone now, claimed by the merciless mountains. I will not befall the same fate. My family would not want this for me. They did not want this for themselves.
A strand of thick, red hair fell from the loose braid at the base of her neck, covering a blue-grey eye but Flora did not bother to brush it aside or straighten her appearance. What was the point? There was no one there but the lone hound who, too, ...
One man and his gun...
The day that Rod Strang rides into town is a fateful day for Orde Clemmins, foreman of the Star and Bar Ranch.
This mysterious newcomer is the spitting image of Luke Strang - a man Clemmins and his cronies drove to his death many years ago.
Rod is in fact the son of the late Luke Strang, who has returned to Arizona to claim his inheritance.
But he soon realises that big trouble is brewing here in the desert-edge ranges.
Claybury and Gillman are crooks hiring gunmen from all over the country, and are preparing to incite a full out range-war.
But Strang has seen too many innocents murdered to simply stand back and watch justice be undone.
He decides he will do whatever he can to save the fate of the Star and Bar ranch.
But up against wild and vicious gunhands, does Strang stand a chance?
As a lone man with a lonesome gun, he'll need more than just luck on his side...
Set during the gun slinging days of the west, The Lonesome Gun is a rip-roaring ...
Copper Creek Series - Book Three
One Memory That Couldn't Be Forgotten or Forgiven... The winter of 1880 had closed in on the town of Copper Creek, blanketing the Missouri countryside in a sparkling expanse of white. The stillness of the season afforded Ruth Randolph the opportunity to reflect on the drastic upheaval in her life since her husband's passing that summer. But then, nothing much in Copper Creek had remained the same, since more than one secret had been exposed because of Michael Randolph's death.
Infidelity, intrigue, deception and mistaken identity had all been revealed in the light of truth. Yet, Ruth couldn't have been happier. After a long period of grief, she had finally made peace with the past. But when a letter arrives from her estranged father, Caleb Vance, a grudge left unresolved for more than twenty years forces Ruth to relive the darkest hour of her youth.
Once caught between an arranged marriage and a passionate romance, Ruth made her choice at the point ...
Just when she thought her future was settled, Loretta learned that her new husband was only trying to spite his parents for their controlling nature and was not at all interested in having a wife. For three years she endured his neglect and forced poverty until her presence was requested by the high and mighty in-laws. To her shock, she learned some disturbing news that put her in a sticky situation.
Living a long way from any family, she was forced to direct her own path taking her even farther from the security of loved ones. Just as she was about to plant roots, she heard from her absent husband with a threat to find her if she didn't return the money his parents paid her to disappear.
Again she was uprooted and went even farther west into territory where it would be difficult to find her.
When Ryan and Tessa Monroe perish in their home's blazing inferno their three sons, long estranged from each other, return to Tucson for the funeral. Differences continue to divide them until two spent bullets, revealed in the hand of the undertaker, brings them to the shocking realization that their parents were murdered and the fire set to cover it.
While the brothers search for who would murder two beloved, elderly store owners, a long-buried history emerges painting a picture of a past they never knew existed; a past that boils down to one man and his obsession for revenge.
During their hunt for the murderer, the brothers come to realize that blood is thicker than the petty differences that have divided their past as the quest for the justice owed their parents rebuilds the bonds between them.
Will Cannon rides the trail alone to the small town of Casa Rojo, New Mexico is search of horses and cattle to sell to the army fort near Cimarron. Will finds some horses and cattle but he also finds a Devil worshipping gang of outlaws preying on the citizens of Casa Rojo. Will enlists the help of some bronc busters and some cowboys to fight the Devil worshipping gang of cutthroats.
In a rollicking combination of "Catcher in the Rye" and "Little Big Man," Ride with Charlie Hobbs as he leaves the farm, finds himself in bordellos, saloons, stage robberies, and more in this coming of age story.
Mary Stubbs is a young widow that has inherited her late husband's ranch. Her competition is strong, with the rest of the town's ranchers being more than willing to do anything to take over her property. When everyone attempts to break her spirit and make her give up the land, Mary is more determined and strong-willed than ever. She will soon come to realize that she can't trust anyone, not even her best friend's brother, Tobias, who seemingly approaches her as her only ally. What is the true, hidden motivation behind her insistence on keeping this troubling ranch? Will she find a way out of the dangerous trap that is being set against her?
Tobias Wheeler has been yearning for the Stubbs ranch for as long as he can remember, hoping to expand the property his family owns. What he isn't prepared for is the fact that Mary is too stubborn to give up the ranch, driven by her own guilt. When everyone seems to turn against Mary, Tobias will realize that there is more to the picture than he ...
A young deputy takes to the vengeance trail after bandits who murdered his father, along the way partnering with a mysterious gunslinger who seems to know more about their prey than he is letting on. In the bloody traditions of the spaghetti westerns genre, Day of the Dollar is a tale with lots of action and a high body count.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS IN THE OLD WEST!!! Jasper is a geek working for the Barnes & Sons circus. When a mysterious benefactor suddenly frees him from his old life, he finds himself on an insane quest to kill the most dangerous man alive, the outlaw Gordon Naught. But what he finds at the end of the murder trail will change him forever.
Along the way, Jasper meets several characters whom one would not expect to meet in the old west. From homosexual dwarfs to black Indians, savage pimps and vengeful Mormons, THE DEAD KID is a decidedly different sort of western, a novel that is based on myth more than fact.
Five years in jail as the victim of a frame-up is a long time for Russ Enderby who was jailed on a rustling charge at a neighbour's spread. But it gives him time to wonder who wants him out of the way - and why.
Russ returns home after his release determined to find the answers but soon sees the changes that time has brought to this home. His father is dead and the girl he had planned to marry is now promised to Cole Dexter. Added to this, Russ has lost all credibility and friendship in his town as people believe him to be a lowlife criminal. His only relationship remaining intact is with Sheriff Walt Redfern who pledges to help Russ discover the man behind his frame up.
As Russ doggedly searches for the truth, passions boil, murders occur and the climax flames into hectic gunplay.
Praise for Clinton Spurr
'A classic gun-toting adventure that will transport you straight back to the old west' - bestselling author Tom Casey
Clinton Spurr (1928), is one of fifty pseudonyms for ...
Knox defends his own.
Space is a deadly business, a truth Knox has experienced first hand. That's why he's so protective of his ship and family. So when pirates plunder an impoverished town--a town that's earned Knox's guarded friendship--he's going to do something about it.
Knox knows the pillagers will be back for more, so his town needs protection from any and all pirates, for years to come. Only one way to do that. His friends need shields to keep their town and children safe, and Knox will get those shields. Even if he has to steal them.
Knox devises a carefully crafted plan and hires the perfect crew. He'll "borrow" from Caravan Suppliers -- the Goliath of space shipping -- a company that can afford to lose an expensive shield generator. No one will know he was there. Unfortunately, no plan survives contact with the enemy.
Caravan Suppliers has a dirty slave habit, and they'll kill to keep it secret. When Knox stumbles onto it, he endangers his crew and his family. Will this ...
The perfection you seek isn't perfection but Digging his own grave. Curl is a prodigy who had higher dreams but his education has to stop and became an Gunslinger because of the unknown people lurking in the shadow hunting for him while Palma dream of perfection after seeing Billy killing the Bounty hunter on his Father's bar. is been three years of training.
Palma and Curl joins force as brothers taking their first journey of becoming a Gunslingers. all of them they have their motive to became a gunslinger. one to be able to defend himself from unknown hunters and another to gain the perfection.
Genre: Westerns Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 30th, 2020
To save my father's life, I have to marry a man I hate.
He is arrogant and self-absorbed.
He only wants me as a trophy.
He only sees me as a prize.
But I can't say no.
I look down at the diamond on my left hand and walk down the aisle.
That's when I see him.
He's the man who showed me that love can petrify you to your core.
What happens when I have to make a choice?
What happens when the right thing to do is all wrong?
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Hallie Wells, recently widowed, is facing a dilemma. The sudden demise of her husband, after selling their farm and just about everything they owned to travel west on the Oregon Trail, has left her in a bind. Dare she ask Cooper Jerome, recently returned from the War of the States, if he would put his life on hold for, say, five months to drive her wagon to Oregon, and that doesn't include his return trip. At this point, she's out of options.
Inspirational Western Romance -- In this prequel for the Front Range Brides series, a widowed lawman meets the bride his nine-year-old daughter wrote for without telling him. What could go wrong?
Preacher Bern Stidham is a peacemaker -- when he's not carrying one on his hip. His little girl, Gracie, wants a helper for her preacher/sheriff papa and a mama for herself, so she writes their former pastor in Missouri asking for a mail-order bride.
Recently widowed dressmaker Etta Collier is a half-step ahead of the banker who carries a lustful eye for her as well as the note on her home. When her pastor receives a letter from little Gracie Stidham, he sees a solution for everyone's problem and encourages Etta to answer Gracie's request.
Running from one man's lecherous pursuit into the home of another she knows nothing about, Etta Collier risks everything to ease a little girl's loneliness and perhaps find a second chance at love.
Two lowlifes want him dead, moral crusaders want him gone, and cocky young gambler Curt Prescott's caught between two women who want his love.
23-year-old Curt Prescott plays better poker than men twice his age. His skill raised him from a life of degradation on the streets to a comfortable living with his girl, saloon songstress, Del, in Victoria, BC.
In the spring of 1877, a new preacher, his wife, and daughter, Mary, arrive. The preacher hopes to save the souls of Victoria's "misguided". His wife forms a committee to eradicate them. Curt must fight back with everything he has - including a plan to seduce Mary and shame the family.
As a notorious criminal, and Del's jealous rages, threaten them all, Curt's battle for his lifestyle becomes one of right and wrong, life and death, and love lost and found.
Chock-full of action, romance, and courage of the heart, High Stakes is an adventure for men and women alike.
FINALIST- The Peacemaker Awards by WESTERN FICTIONEERS!
FINALIST - ...
On the run from her ex-lover...
Jilted by a no-show husband...
And now mistaken for a whore in the Diamond Back Saloon...
Abigail Thornton doesn't think things can get any worse. That is until a single slap to a man's face starts a barroom brawl that lands her in the last place she expected to be.
Town Marshal Morgan Avery wants nothing more than to wash away the trail-dust and sleep for a week, preferably with a soft, willing woman by his side. Instead, he gets Abigail Thornton - all one hundred pounds of her thrust at him seconds before a fist connects with his face. Breaking up the fight takes more effort than he wants to admit and when the last man falls he finds Abigail still standing and not looking the least bit contrite.
Throwing her into the town jail for the night would salve his wounded pride and then he will let her go. Or that was the plan. When morning comes he finds himself oddly reluctant to do so. Miss Thornton is hiding something and he aims to find out what, ...
Lillian Christian had a simple plan...
All she had to do was sneak out of Virginia before her brother forced her to marry a man in order to get money. She was nothing but a commodity for her brother to sell, and she wasn't going to have any part in it. So she answered Charles' mail-order bride ad and headed for an untamed land where she could take on a whole new identity.
But plans don't always go as expected...
On her way to marry her intended, a group of masked outlaws descend upon the stagecoach. And they are looking specifically for her.
Mic has a plan of his own...
The last thing Mic Gray wants to do is scare Lillian, but kidnapping her is the only way to stop her from marrying Charles. Mic's face might be on the Wanted posters, but Charles is the real criminal in town. Only Mic's lack of money and influence prevents him from proving it. The only way to keep Lillian safe is to become her husband.
All he has to do is convince her he's worth marrying.
Can he get her to go ...
Can cages bend in the name of love?
Edith Lloyd is a young woman living in Louisiana with her sister and her sister's husband. When she finds herself caught in a jealousy feud and is falsely accused by her own family, the town's roaring gossip forces her to reply to a mail-order bride ad and leave the state.
Jessie Quinn is a celebrated ranger in a small town in Nevada who takes care of his sister and his difficult uncle; he is also a man who has had no luck finding a good bride for himself.
When Edith arrives in Nevada, as Jessie's rival mail-order bride, and takes up a job as Jessie's uncle caretaker, she sets in motion a series of events that will test all their life choices. Is the man Edith is supposed to marry really the man he claims to be?
But now the question burning in Edith's mind is, did she make the right choice choosing him over Jessie?
As their lives get intertwined and hidden motives start to unfold, only true love can set them on the righteous path.
*If you ...
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...
Belinda Hamm has been running her father's print shop since his death, but she has often dreamed of a more exciting life. When a stranger with a gunshot wound collapses at her front door, things begin to take a turn that you only read about in the papers. A train robbery, a gunshot man and a curious reporter will challenge Bel to use her wits to stay out of danger as she finds out that love isn't just something you read about.
Genre: Westerns Length: 51 Pages (2,517 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Mar 25th, 2020
In this CHRISTIAN FICTION, you'll experience a vivid Native American setting and a weighty romance that will render you breathless.
On a moonless night in 1813, Adela McGirth encounters a set of wolves and the steely eyed warrior who slays them, searing himself on her heart. When he returns, it's with a brand of a different sort--the flaming arrow that destroys her life.
In the copper-haired captive, Totka Lawe finds the other half of his spirit. He vows he would die ten deaths to protect her, and he would kill any who tried to steal her away. With bluecoat soldiers pursuing him, a jealous cousin pursuing her, and the woman herself pursuing home, that vow stands a serious chance of being called into action.
In the first of this three-part, inspirational story, award-winning author April W Gardner brings to vibrant life an obscure event and the noble people who once dominated the Southeast, but are now forgotten. NOTE: Elements of this story continue into book 2.
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Genre: Westerns Length: 444 Pages (2,500 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 27th, 2020
She needed a place to stay. He needed to save his ranch. Together they just might make a home.
Sgt. Dylan Banks lost more than just his leg in the war. His fiancée and family turned their backs on him as well. Now, he's determined to create a safe place where wounded warriors like himself can heal. But a hidden zoning law requires all residents of the Purple Heart Ranch to be married. To save his dream, Dylan and his men will have to tie the knot -- but can a man with such deep scars inside and out believe in love again?
Maggie Shaw lost both her job as a veterinary technician and her apartment on the same day. Who knew her unreasonable landlord would kick her out for being four dogs over the one pet limit? Now, she and her gang of special-needs dogs are in trouble. Fate puts her in Dylan's path with a proposal that seems too good to be true -- but can her heart bear a loveless marriage of convenience?
Dylan yearns to reach out for Maggie's healing touch, but he keeps his ...
Genre: Westerns Length: 204 Pages (3,390 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 16th, 2020
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.
Can storytelling save lives?
Emma the warm-hearted midwife transforms into a prairie Scheherazade, using storytelling to fight death while delivering her step-daughter's baby.
Whether you're rejoining your favorite characters from "The Man on the Buckskin Horse" or meeting them for the first time, this story of a blizzard birth on the Nebraska frontier will warm your heart any time of year.
Seth Bernstein is a handsome frontier rancher, happily living alone on his homestead, much to the chagrin of the girls in town, who would give anything to become Mrs Seth Bernstein.
Seth's docile existence on his farm with his psychic, dry-humored right-hand man Jonesy changes forever when a letter arrives for them in the mail, announcing the arrival of the young and pretty Charity.
Will Seth find the courage to finally put his bachelor days behind him and settle down?
Things won't be easy. Charity carries a dark secret with her that soon threatens to ruin both her and Seth's lives. Who is the dark stranger that arrives unexpectedly on Seth's doorstep, and how far will he go to ruin their lives?
PLUS! Includes an additional thirty romance stories specially selected from our publisher's library for you to read and enjoy!
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 ...
Labelled as a broken and addled woman, Margaret tries to put her traumatic past behind her and seeks a fresh start... toward a lonely existence.
No one could possibly understand what she has been through. And she does not trust men.
Until, bank employee August hears about Margaret and actually finds her intriguing. He heard about what happened to the young lady, but he sees something else in her and wants to get to know her.
When August tries to speak with Margaret about her touchy issue of abuse, as he intends to share his own experience growing up in a violent home, it backfires for them both - at a time when a blizzard hits town.
Can Margaret move pass her past and see the good in August?
How much is August willing to risk, to find his true love?
Married when she was eighteen, husband left her when she was twenty-two, Rosalie never believes in romance again.
Now at twenty-nine years of age and with a ten-year-old son, all Rosalie wants is to provide for her son Jacob. She is strict with Jacob, but she wants him to live life.
When Rosalie meets Noah during a minor train crash, their lives changed. The man with a true western heart is smart and well-read, though many people do not know this.
As Noah and Rosalie work on giving each other a chance for them to grow closer, and doing their best to show Jacob no one is trying to take his mother away, the introverted boy begins to rebel.
Can Rosalie ever truly let go of her past and embrace her new future?
How can Noah win over Jacob?
A dying town, a shattered family, a single lawman.
Colorado Territory 1873: Ethan Cobb continues his search for the men who murdered his brother. Chasing a possible clue to the whereabouts of the ruthless gang, he finds himself in Harlan's Crossing - a dying town with little hope of survival. Can the solitary Marshal save not only the town but the small family who have taken him to their hearts, and will he find something more important than justice and revenge?
A romantic western trilogy.
WESTERN HORROR SERIES
[WARNING: For mature audiences. This book contains graphic violence and adult language and situations.]
THERE'S A RUTHLESS KILLER ON THE LOOSE IN COCHISE COUNTY
Jonas Cane is a peace officer with a problem; he has a gift that allows him to anticipate what others are doing. The gift has mad him the fastest gun in the west; however, it has come with a price--painful headaches... and fragmented dreams.
When evil comes to the Arizona Territory, Cane's power seems to be ineffective in tracking down a deranged killer.
Welcome to the mining town of Bisbee in Cochise County. It's 1881 and Bisbee is located 25 miles south of Tombstone, the county seat. While Tombstone has its difficulties with character clashes between the Cowboys and the Earps, Bisbee is not without its problems. Bisbee has to deal with the most sinister madman the west has ever seen.
It is up to Deputy U.S. Marshal Jonas Cane to keep the peace and bring a criminal to justice.
Will he do it?
Jeanette Peterson left behind the man who loves her to go to nursing school in New York, promising to come back in six months and marry him. His love is the only thing that sees her through the trials ahead. When the time comes to make the toughest decision of all, will she choose justice or mercy out of many shades of gray?
From Amelia C. Adams, bestselling author of the Kansas Crossroads series, comes this novella about one girl's desire to follow her dreams and the man who encourages her from miles away.
Amelia Llewellyn had a wonderful childhood, but when she lost her beloved Mama to illness as a girl her life changed beyond recognition. All but bringing up her half brother while her Papa and his new bride travel, she wants so much more for her life than she now has. But how can she change her life, and will she have the courage to follow through with her plans?
Meet Byron Gilbert who tried to stake a claim to some land and was unable to keep it running, but fell in love with the rugged landscape and Silver River. Bad guys need to be beware, because he is a Sheriff with brains and determination, and always gets his man. But will he ever be able to let himself accept the love he so desperately desires?
Join a half-mad drifter and a trigger-happy vegetarian cyborg as they bring DEATH TO THE WITCH-QUEEN!
Williym Blaik may not be smart. Or literate. Or sane. But he knows an opportunity when one falls from the sky in a flash of blue fire and saves his life. In Qilliara, a glitchy cyborg who takes 37 minutes to reboot, he's found just that: an opportunity to break free from the degenerate, mutant-filled wasteland where he's lived his whole life. All he has to do is help Qilliara save something she calls the universe by killing his world's tyrant, the Witch-Queen Jaxitza.
Even if they manage to carve a path through the Witch-Queen's twisted legions, Qilliara has made it clear that she can't and won't grant Blaik's wish. In fact, she doesn't even seem to care if he lives or dies. But then Blaik is not that smart. Or sane.
It's like The Wizard of Oz. But Oz is a degenerate pocket dimension. The Scarecrow is a petty outlaw. Dorothy is a relentless two-gunned cyborg. And the Wicked Witch ...
Goldilocks and the Three Bears... reimagined.
Adventurous, imaginative Mary Rose simply wants to explore a little more of the Wyoming mountains around her grandmother's ranch. She knows that once winter arrives, she'll be stuck at the ranch for months and months. She seizes her chance for one last autumn outing and heads for a beautiful lake her new friends have told her about. But a blizzard descends while she's out riding alone, trapping her in a cabin inhabited by three fierce and furry strangers.
Whether you got to know Mary Rose in her Little Red Riding Hood adventure, "Cloaked," or are meeting her for the first time, you'll find plenty of excitement in her company!
The new gunslinger in town. The rancher's daughter. They share the same dangerous secret - magic.
Silas Vendine is a mage and a bounty hunter, on the hunt for renegade mages in the sparsely-settled Wildings. When he rides into the town of Bitterbush Springs on the trail of strange, dark magic, he lands in the middle of a deadly feud - and discovers that a local rancher's daughter is hiding a dangerous secret.
Lainie Banfrey has been taught all her life that wizards are unnatural creatures with no heart and no soul. If anyone finds out she has magical powers, she could end up on the wrong end of a hanging rope. But when a gunslinger shows up searching for the man who has brought Lainie's hometown to the brink of open warfare, she learns that he shares her secret and agrees to help him.
As they find themselves falling for each other - an attraction forbidden by the strict laws of the Mage Council - Silas and Lainie must find and stop the renegade mage before the dark power he has ...
The mail-order bride seeks justice. Not a husband...
ELLA HUNTER never thought she'd be a mail-order bride. But when she sees a photo in the Marriage Gazette of the man she believes killed her brother, Ella agrees to marry the Civil War soldier turned cowboy. Prepared to confront a cold-hearted killer then return home, she finds all her expectations dashed when her intended husband appears to be a good man. Ella's loyalties are torn between honoring the memories of her family and her undeniable attraction to Ty Haven.
TY HAVEN needs a wife. The ranch he runs in the wilds of Wyoming Territory could use a woman's influence. Frankly, so could he. So when Ella arrives like a gift tied up in a cornflower-blue hair ribbon, more intelligent, practical, and, yes, beautiful, than he could have imagined, he hopes she will give him and the West a chance. Turns out, he doesn't just need a wife. He needs Ella. But she has a secret, and it might destroy their marriage almost before it's begun. ...
Lucinda Martin York and George Arnold Jr. have been through floods, fires, and freezing cold together in their pursuit of gold in California. Lucinda dreams of becoming one of the first women doctors. George dreams of building a mining empire. They are deeply in love and their friends and family are in Sacramento ready to celebrate their marriage. Only one thing can tear them apart. Please enjoy this short story in the California Argonauts series of gold rush novels.
A Holiday Mail Order Bride Romance!
The Christmas Mail Order Bride is the first in the Holiday Mail Order Bride Series! Enjoy these sweet romances as you read about characters falling in love during some of your favorite holidays!
Sheriff Clayton Riley asked for a pair of boots for Christmas, not a mail order bride! Unfortunately for Clayton, his brother and mother figured a bride would look better on him than a new pair of boots! After all, he'd been sulking around long enough after the death of his wife, and his family decided it was time to take matters into their own hands and see to it Clayton had a very merry Christmas!
Summer James was young, she was beautiful and, an impoverished orphan. Who would want such a woman? Obviously no one. For here she was, eighteen and now of age to set out on her own. But New Orleans was full of men with evil intent for one such as herself, and she saw no other choice but to take the only offer for survival she could find and become a mail ...
-A Short Story-
When the train doesn't stop in the Old West town of Muddy Creek, Sheriff Jesse Hawkins goes to investigate. What he finds is a mystery that goes far beyond anything in his experience: a car full of people frozen in time.
This story is included in the collection Tales of The Weird Wild West, also by Ian Thomas Healy.
Centuries have passed since the world was scorched by the hell of nuclear war. A deadly future is now shaped by those willing to grab control inside a ravaged America.
In a time devoid of medicine, is the ability to heal a gift or a curse?
Fate has born Emil scarred and one-eyed but with the ability to save life through touch. Hunted for her power she is rescued from bounty hunters by a grim and determined drifter named Stone and his young companion Tomas.
She agrees to travel under their protection through a landscape filled with dangers and deadly enemies. But everything has a price and Emil begins to wonder if she has been rescued... or captured.
The thrilling opening book in the Wasteland Soldier series. Meet Stone, the ruthless anti-hero out for revenge... no matter the cost.
Catherine Pinkiss is a chambermaid. Her employers are ungrateful and expect too much of all their employees. Knowing that only she can change her life, she takes her chance and replies to an advertisement in the Matrimonial Times. She knows she could be risking her very life, but when a handsome man arrives on her doorstep will she regret the actions she has taken?
Dylan Jones believes that love will never find him again. Left alone to bring up his son after the tragic loss of his first wife he knows that happiness is fleeting. He knows he has already been blessed, growing up to wealth and privilege and having found the one woman who could make his heart sing. But Kyle needs a mother, and he needs companionship as he tries to build a new life away from everything he once knew. He is not looking for anything more, but will he find out that sometimes we don't get quite what we might think we are looking for?
Can a young Italian widow win the love of a Nordic cowboy in time to save the only thing she loves?
1892 Passionate and stubborn, Italian-born Giovanna from Calabria is beautiful, committed to her family, and honest to a fault. Newly widowed, Giovanna must find a way to help her sick daughter, Rosa, before she loses the only one she loves.
Hard-working, reserved and practical, Laars has broken with his Norwegian family to start his own claim in South Dakota. While Laars may think he can do it alone with his cool demeanor and devoted work ethic, in his heart he knows he needs and wants a wife. But is he ready for the sacrifices it takes to lead a ready-made family?
How will Giovanna and Laars be able to forge a life together if they are more devoted to their own needs than to each other?
In this sweet historical romance, Book One in the Sweet Land of Liberty Brides series, Lorena Dove carries you through the joys, sorrow and love of the people who left their home countries behind ...
Ruby Jones, once a happy wife now a widow at twenty-two! She was left to raise their three-year-old daughter Eliza alone, with no means of income. Out of desperation, Ruby responds to an ad, hoping this could be the answer to her prayers. Running out of a plan, she took the risks and traveled out West with her daughter to meet her anonymous husband and courageously face their unknown future.
Why is a blackberry patch so important to them?
Will she get through the challenges that will test her strong faith?
Where had Matthew been the past couple of days that had him terribly injured?
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It's 1889 and love is starting to blossom in the dusty faraway corner of the West.
This inspirational historical Wild West Romance series is about strong women on their quest to turn around their downtrodden situation, their triumphs of discovering real men and true love in the mid-and late ...
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Galen Haight, some say priest, some say devil, tracks a horde of demons called the quorum across a wild western wasteland. He pairs up with Liv, a young refugee girl, to take on what remains of Bannack, her home town after the quorum has left its stain.
Annie Cahill has had a tough life, forced to leave home and work from an early age to support her sick Mama and younger siblings. Always the one everybody else could rely on she decides to finally reach out to take something for herself. But will she find the courage to see it through.
Mackenzie Stott spends his life surrounded by cattle, and loves the peace and solitude his life in Montana offers. But he has a past and isn't sure he will ever find anyone who can see past it. Can he finally find the peace inside himself and finally open up to love?
An anthology of traditional and contemporary western short stories where the characters are lain bare.
Feel the pain of a young Japanese girl who comes home from an internment camp after World War II and learns it's easier to go with the flow than to fight the current.
Struggle with an expectant mother on the cold winter prairie while she waits for her husband to come home from a hunting trip.
Journey with a young woman to the Four Corners as she tries to connect with her Navajo ancestors.
Try not to believe in the superstition of the blue moon -- if one dies, three more will follow.
Know that one way or another, life will change inalterably that day.
Walk in the footsteps of an old cowpoke who thought he made the deal of a lifetime.
Suffer the torments of a young lady who wants desperately to marry but seems destined never to wed.
Walk the wild western paths and run from unimaginable dangers.
Choose between an unhappy life of luxury or a happy life of simplicity.
More than courage, she needs faith...
Forced to leave home and all she's ever known at nineteen, Cameron Engel heads for Lincoln County, Kansas, ready to explore life like never before. But she quickly realizes her inexperienced nature is no match for this rough and dangerous new town. She needs confidence and bravery to survive -- and she's determined to acquire both, even if it means making choices that in the end could destroy her.
Gunslinger Jake Collins has that fearlessness and courage Cameron wants to possess, but she soon finds herself wanting Jake, a man she's been warned against.
Andrew Jackson is the town's preacher. He offers Cameron a way of living and loving - she's never known... until now.
Two very different men, and for better or for worse, two very different loves.
Torn by indecision, Cameron seeks to receive acceptance from the only one who can provide it. God. But has she gone too far by giving her heart in all the wrong ways?
After coming into the ...
Genre: Westerns Length: 119 Pages (1,999 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 7th, 2016
Declan O'Bryan left Ireland to seek his fortune in the New World, but the journey was long for a man without a penny to his name. It took years of back-breaking work as a sailor and a journeyman for him to finally reach Montana, and to have enough money to his name to earn the title of proud homesteader. There's only one thing missing from his life now, and unlike the boys in town, he's not convinced a man should find a wife in a catalog, the same way he buys a plow.
But for Margaret McGreggor, answering an advertisement for a wife is the only way she can get out of her sister's cramped apartment and start a new life for herself. She came to America for adventure and opportunity, and marrying a stranger just might provide her with both.
***Note! Jane, the 9th book in this series is now available!
A Sweet and Clean Western Historical Romance about Mail-Order Brides set in Montana.
Emma Byrne grew up in a Catholic orphanage in Boston, and her prospects are limited. She and her group of girlfriends, who all met in the orphanage, are barely getting by, working as nannies, cooks, and live-in maids for rich families. When Emma's employer, Gerald, threatens her with losing her job if she doesn't submit to his very unwanted advances, she stumbles onto an opportunity to be a mail-order bride and decides that couldn't possibly be worse.
Except that the groom in question had no idea that his brother sent for a wife. When Emma shows up, at the train station in Bozeman, MT, it's her groom's brother, Joshua that is there to greet her. As it turns out, Ethan is furious that his brother went behind his back and sent for a wife. He's still grieving from the unexpected death of his wife Allison only a year earlier, and spends all ...
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, ...
#1 of 3 - MUST READ FOR SWEET MAIL ORDER BRIDE ROMANCE LOVERS!
New Mexico rancher has a large inheritance and larger problems when local girl, Rita Martinez decides to stop at nothing to win his hand... and his lands. Will a mail order bride be the answer to Joseph's prayers? Or will the Chicago woman just add to Joseph's stable of troubles?
Six months after his father's passing, New Mexico bachelor Joseph Carillo has a large inheritance and even larger problems in the form of Rita Martinez, a young woman who will stop at nothing to snare Joseph and more importantly his money. Desperate to find someone who will love him and not just his money, Joseph places an advertisement seeking a mail order bride. But when the woman of his prayers arrives from Chicago, will Joseph and Melissa stand a chance against Rita's scheming? And is Melissa really smitten by Joseph, or does she have designs on his inheritance as well? Start reading in Book 1 of 3 of the A New Mexico Mail Order Bride ...
The year is 1904, and widowed Sarah Collins struggles to make a living for herself and her twin sons. When a higher paying teaching position in Montana becomes available, she readily agrees to leave her life in Indiana behind to forge a new life for her young family, but those hopes are dashed soon after she arrives. Within a short amount of time, a pair of ornery students begin to wreak havoc in her classroom forcing a heated exchange with Tal, their father. While she tries to mend fences with him, she learns troubling news about her father.
Just as her new life begins to settle, Sarah must return to Indiana and say goodbye to new opportunities, including a chance to find love with Tal. Can she ever resolve her problems and have the life she's always dreamed of? Will Tal let go of his anger and allow an opportunity for true love to flourish?
What if everything you know about your family is only half of the truth?
Every small town has its curiosities and conflicts. For Jiggs Woolsey, the most disturbing mystery is the identity of the buried skull he digs up on his Oregon ranch. Warned not to turn it in, he seeks answers about the five generations of his family who've previously worked the acres. His father and the cantankerous old-timers of the fizzled-out community of Two Pan will teach him the hard way that they're not ready to give up their secrets yet.
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 ...
The Short-story Prequel to The Cactus Creek Challenge--
Get to Know Ben Wilder's Legendary Sheriff Father and Why Ben Has Big Shoes to Fill
The notorious Dickenson Gang had wrecked havoc on Texas in the 1870s, and no lawman had been able to best them until Obadiah Wilder stood his ground on a hot July day in 1874. Here, told in Sheriff Wilder's own words, is the story of his ultimate defeat of these rugged outlaws, and the true tale of what led to Obadiah becoming a true legend in Cactus Creek, Texas, history.
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Anything he can do, I can do better. At least that was what Cassie Bucknell thought before she pinned on Ben Wilder's badge and took to patrolling the streets of Cactus Creek, Texas. Cassie has been in love with Ben since primer school, but Ben treats her like a little sister. When they are picked to swap jobs for a month as part of the annual Cactus Creek Challenge in their Texas hometown, the schoolhouse is thrown into an ...
Book 1, Second Chances Time Travel Romance Series
Jake Owens is tired of the cowboy life on his parents' Montana ranch, catering to city folk who want a taste of old-fashioned country living. He enjoys life in the fast lane, with fast cars and even faster women. When he falls in with the wrong crowd and is accused of murder, a stranger's bizarre offer at a second chance might be his only hope to clear his name.
Rachel Parker is highly devoted to her family. A tragedy prompts a daring move to the Oregon Territory for a fresh start in a new land. After meeting the wagon train's scout, the meaning of a fresh start may be more than she ever imagined.
Jake doesn't believe in time travel, or that he's been sent back in time to act as scout for a wagon train along the Oregon Trail. He's also been given the added burden of keeping one emigrant woman safe during the journey. He and Rachel are confused by their attraction to each other. Jake's ill-mannered, unconventional ways are ...
There's no job tougher than guiding trade caravans through the wasteland, and no man tougher to do it than Toler Glaive. Life out here isn't for the fainthearted, and lately the pay hasn't kept up with the danger. Toler takes up smuggling to make ends meet - despite the trading company's strict rules against the practice. When nomads ambush the caravan, he finds his carefully laid plans unraveling. Now he must either take the fall, or find someone to take it for him...
The Shepherd is a prelude novella to J.C. Staudt's debut post-apocalyptic fantasy epic The Infernal Lands, and is a part of the Aionach Saga.
Each one of these two clean cowboy romance books is the first book in a series by Linda Bridey and Kate Whitsby.
This box set includes:-
Westward Winds (Montana Mail Order Brides: Book 1)
Tessa O'Connor lives in a world of privilege and excess. Her doting parents want her to make a good match with a worthy gentleman and live a respectable life. She is beautiful and intelligent and she comes with a hefty dowry. There is no reason that she shouldn't be able to find an eligible man and settle down.
Tessa herself is the reason. The men who are attempting to court her are, in her opinion, boring and conceited. Not only that, Tessa craves excitement and adventure, of which there is little in her social circles. By chance, she comes across an advertisement for a bride brokerage company seeking eligible women of good breeding to go west and find husbands.
One man on the list catches her eye and she begins corresponding with him, eventually agreeing to go to Montana to meet him. She ...
Book One in the Lone Star Cowboys series
Logan Tanner shook the red dust of West Texas off his boots at the age of eighteen and hasn't looked back. When his father has a stroke, Logan is temporarily forced to return home and take over the family ranch. He still feels responsible for his mother's death when he was twelve, and has never gotten over the guilt. Now he's faced with having to protect his twelve year old daughter Katie and his sister and her friend Megan Flynn. It's nearly more than one man can handle.
Megan Flynn immediately falls in love with Morris Springs, Texas, population 976, when she delivers Logan's runaway daughter to his doorstep. Raised as a city girl, Megan dreams of owning a few acres, raising a few champion Australian Cattle Dogs, and starting a small-town veterinary practice. The only thing between her and her dream is one stubborn, reluctant cowboy with an overprotective streak as wide as the West Texas prairie. But her stubborn streak is a match for his ...
How can three sisters escape marriage to three old men? Run to Texas and marry three identical brothers!
The Blue sisters are desperate. When terrible lies about Bonnie, Gwen and Libby are spread all over town, a scandal of epic proportions erupts. To save the family from further disgrace, their father promises them to three of the most lecherous old goats in Beckham, Massachusetts. They would do anything to avoid such a miserable fate, including becoming mail order brides.
Walton Dalton, the oldest of identical triplets, has dreams of building a ranching empire in north Texas. He's claimed his land, but now he needs to convince his brothers to join him. He knows all he has to do is ask for their help and they'll come, but are Nate and Bart as ready as Walt is to take a wife and settle down? Aw heck, what they don't know won't hurt 'em!
The Escape is the short prologue to three connected books by historical western romance authors Kirsten Osbourne, Cassie Hayes and Kit Morgan. ...
Genre: Westerns Length: 50 Pages (2,583 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2014
This is a short story.
Ruth Wyatt grew up in an orphanage after she lost her parents in a stage coach robbery. The family had thought she had also died in that robbery until 16 years later, someone told her cousin that they had seen a girl who could be his sister. From there, the family tracked her down and sent her a train ticket to come home. But it wasn't as easy as that.
In 1870, Hazel Lynn Morgan was a girl right on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in a small town on a farm in Ohio, where nothing new or exciting ever happens. She has survived this long by reading books about exotic places and using her imagination, or what her Ma has termed, her "Magical Thinking."
Will a simple mail order bride ad placed by a cattle rancher in Texas named Heath Key change Hazel's life for the better? Or will the secret that Heath is hiding threaten to ruin both of their lives? Will the man who has been by Heath's side as his best friend since childhood bring them closer or come between them in the end?
Follow Hazel on her journey to adulthood as she discovers that sometimes you have to close your eyes to really be able to see.
She craves excitement. His children need a mother. Can they overcome secrets to let love ride off into the sunset?
Tessa O'Connor's longing for adventure is unsated by the boring men in her high-society circles. So the bold young woman plots her escape by answering the eloquent courtship letters of a Montana rancher. Fleeing her wealthy family on a midnight train, she's delighted the man is handsomer than she imagined but perplexed by his dour demeanor.
Dean Samuels doesn't know where to turn. Raising two kids and running the ranch after his wife's untimely death has become a mountainous task. Captivated by Tessa, he dreads the day when he must confess his younger brother wrote every word of his heartfelt correspondence.
While wedding bells duly chime, Tessa is devastated when she discovers the betrayal of her most intimate moments and demands they sleep apart. And with his children now firmly attached to her, Dean worries he's damaged more hearts than just his own.
Will Tessa and ...