Cameron Royal is a careful man, avoiding drama and entanglements on the open range, but as the years slip by the idea of something more permanent starts to have an appeal.
Aquila Adams, the oldest daughter of the Rocking A range is book smart, determined, and willing to put herself at risk to save the ranch.
When the two meet will a careful cowboy and an amateur accountant add up or will the whole thing go bust?
Find out if a peppermint loving bull, a sneaky little sister, and some nosy neighbors can save the day, in this sweet historical western romance.
*Previously titled Cowboys Don't Stand Under the Mistletoe*
When Mack's sister dropped her kids off with his dad in his trailer park, he knew he needed to step up and be an uncle. But he'd told his buddy he'd be in Sweet Water, ND over the holidays, so he takes the children and drives north.
Angela Davis had been the sedate good daddy's girl all her life, doing whatever her parents wanted, even trying to trap a man into marriage to help them get out of debt. Mack knew of her past, and didn't trust her, but he needed someone to help him with his nieces and she needed someone to help her put on the best Christmas festival Sweet Water had ever seen.
Could they trust each other enough to work together? And what about that mistletoe kiss?
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Love can ruin the perfect getaway...
When Belle LeClair's US Marshal husband dies, she flees Boston and her wealthy, overbearing mother-in-law to start a new life in the West.
Since Sheriff Brady Fontana's fiancée was murdered on her way to join him in Colorado, guilt and regret have made him immune to love. But when he rescues a family of would-be homesteaders attacked by the notorious Deckom gang, one of the sisters shines a light on his cold, locked-down heart.
The last thing Brady deserves is happiness, and he fights his feelings. Which is fine with Belle, since she'll never let herself love another man whose job could get him killed--but why does this handsome lawman have to make her feel so wonderful?
Heat level 2/5: contains some violence, minor cursing, and not-so-minor kissing.
The raft dipped again.
"Oh!" Hannah cried out as she lost her balance. ...
Selected as the winner of the prestigious Christy Award for "Excellence In Christian Fiction."
Although Sam Bartlett enjoyed a successful horse-supplying business in Independence, Missouri, he was none-the-less envious of the hundreds of folks who passed through on their way west. Unable to stand it any longer, he convinces his wife, Judith, to pull up stakes, pack up their three-year-old son, Tom, and accompany him on a journey that turns out to be much more than either of them could have imagined.
The trek quickly develops into one of extreme hardship and survival that is complicated by: dangerous weather, raging river crossings, unique personalities in the wagons, hostile Indian attacks, hunger, water shortage vengeance, courage, romance, and biblical principles.
The determined traveler's abilitiy to effectively defend themselves is pushed to the very limits as One Eye's maurading warriors harrass and attack them repeatedly, with devastating results. With four of the train's ...
A woman with too much knowledge was at risk for insanity. Her fragile mind couldn't handle it. That's what Lil had been told when she went against convention and became an attorney. The 1800's had fewer women lawyers than women doctors. Her pride knew no bounds when she hung her shingle -- L.M. Wentfield, Attorney At Law.
Drew was a struggling cattle rancher, building a fledgling Hereford empire. He was working toward that goal when he was accused of rustling and faced possible hanging. He needed a lawyer -- a good one -- a man. Chesterfield had one lawyer -- a new one -- L.M. Wentfield. He wasn't prepared for a beautiful blonde with a sharp tongue and fiercely won independence.
Lil had no homemaking abilities. Her love was the law. And if the thoughts of the gray-eyed cowboy, who had the audacity to refuse her legal help, stayed in her mind, she'd push them aside. She had nothing to offer a rancher . Even her wealth wouldn't be considered an asset to a prideful man. And Drew ...
How far would you go for true happiness? These three brides must find the strength to hold onto newfound love in the face of adversity.
The first time Luke sees Jamie, he finds himself thunderstruck. Whoever he was expecting pales in comparison to the auburn-haired beauty with emerald eyes. Initially, Jamie wonders how they will build a relationship together, and her attempts to deepen their bond starts a game of cat and mouse that keeps them both on their toes. Despite the mutual attraction, Luke has built a wall around him that won't be easy to break. But why? And will Jamie's efforts alone be enough to get through to him?
Desperate to escape her abusive father, Lacey Reagan finds her chance for freedom in the form of a mail-order bride advertisement. In comes Joe Dwyer, who is a gentleman as much as he is a playboy. As they grow more familiar, Joe and Lacey find themselves magnetically attracted to each other, but when faced with trouble, will the couple be able to stay true to ...
Sent from Chicago to the Kansas Flint Hills on family business, Jaxton Anderson finds himself in conflict with Ami Martin from their very first meeting. Yet he cannot stop thinking about the stubborn young woman and her struggle to keep her own family farm by turning it into a bed and breakfast. Each time he tries to draw closer to her, he makes the situation worse until a series of crises throws Jaxton and Ami together in unexpected ways.
THE LONG WAY HOME is an adventure of love and reconciliation. Touching on themes of faith, family, and fortunes, it asks the characters and the reader "Who are you, and where do you want to be when you're eighty?"
"Staci Stallings writes from a deep knowledge and love of the Flint Hills, and with a compassionate understanding of everyday people caught up in family and life struggles. Her characters and their story will reside in your heart long after you have finished the last chapter of THE LONG WAY HOME."
U.S. Marshal Chase Reynolds is on a mission -- to track down an escaped train robber, even if it takes him into the wilds of Canada! Hot on the outlaw's trail, he follows him into the Canadian West -- and encounters more than he bargained for when he's taken prisoner by a beautiful woman.
Sara Cranston is trying to hold on to her ranch that a band of outlaws is determined to steal from her. A woman alone, she's "easy pickin's" -- and this ruthless crew is after more than the ranch -- there's a legend of buried gold hidden somewhere on her land.
Sara and Chase have a shared past -- one that is full of lies and secrets... and love. Seventeen years have gone by, and the passion is still there between them -- but will deceit and mistrust keep them from the happiness they both crave?
Chase has a duty to bring in the outlaws, but now he must work fast to do it before they murder the woman he loves. Can he convince her the future is still theirs for the taking if they only survive to ...
Jack Carlson spied for the union army for four, long years and what did he get for his trouble? Blindness. Battered by the war and lost without his sight, he seeks refuge in Cutter's Creek, Montana. There he hopes to heal his bitter heart. But he's going to need a lot more help than what he can come up with. His cousin, the local preacher, thinks so too and sends off for a mail-order bride for him, praying a wife will do the trick.
Willow Bennett has been in love with the same man all her life. As a young girl she followed Jack Carlson and his friends until they managed to out run her. As a young woman... well, a girl can dream, can't she? Imagine her surprise when she becomes a mail-order bride and discovers Jack is her intended! That's not the only surprise she gets in this story of forgiveness, hope and love.
That Healing Touch is the first book in a new series written by multiple authors. Enjoy these introductory novellas of sweet historical western romance, and get to know the ...
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 ...