Limbo, a dusty, west-Texas border town, was first an Indian village. But the white man took the land by force, killing many of the Indians and chasing away the rest of them.
The Indians buried their dead on the outskirts of Limbo, fled to the mountains, but later returned and massacred everyone and left the town in ashes.
A Comanche spell, cast upon Limbo, prevented the souls of those who died there to be released into the spirit world and established a boundary to hold them there forever. The citizens of Limbo resurrected. They picked up where they'd left off, unaware how their lives had changed, but after certain suspicious events took place they realized that there were two sides to life - the one they lived in now and the one they all wanted to return to.
The townsfolk believed it was God who brought them back to life and that he would provide a sign that would show them how to return to their former lives. Given a second chance, they vowed against violence and all other sins ...
Charlotte is a young Frontier woman breaking barriers. Enduring the hardship of both her parents dying, she takes on the role of both parents to her younger siblings. Needing stability, she has a whirlwind courtship with a local minister which results in a quick marriage but ends just as quickly when the preacher dies from a sudden illness.
Charlotte is left cursing God but refuses to let her personal tragedies keep her down. She takes a job as a midwife, looking to serve others and along the way meets a handsome, like-minded doctor. Together, they begin breaking expectations by allowing Native Americans in for treatment. This stirs hostility between both settlers and the native population... Will Charlotte's new romance blossom despite the growing hostility between the people they have both been sworn to serve?
Maggie came to America for a better life. Unfortunately, her parents had died along the way and she arrived penniless and without a home--and no one to turn to.
This is a clean western mail order bride story about the romance Maggie and Andrew, set in the Napa Valley of California in the late 1880's.
Maggie has no one but herself and no where to go. She is desperate to simply survive in this unfamilair place. Found by a police officer days before she would surely have died, her life is completely turned around with the help of Miss Helen at her school for Mail Order Brides. She worries about fitting in and struggles with certain American habits pertaining to bonnets and dresses, but these are small things in the scope of life. Of most immediate concern is finding a life and someone to love.
Andrew was a professor in the east but went West to realize his dreams. He hadn't counted on the loneliness that would beset him. He longed for someone to share his life and work side by side ...
This thrown together family from back east in 1865 is hurling toward their first Montana winter. But the winter storms ahead seem small in the light of the problems the family faces as the birth of Clare's illegitimate child draws near, since the mother is living with him and his new bride. What does God think about all of this? Are there answers that will help them? Hope lies just around the corner. Former orphan Edie is raising her twelve-year-old sister Janey, heading west to Montana in 1865. When she loses her job at Fort Benton, she agrees to marry a first time rancher Clare DuMaer who is raising his orphaned nephews and niece. Will they be able to form themselves into a family as they struggle to prepare themselves for winter in Helena Montana? Does God care about such things? And who is Mel? And why has she showed up on their doorstep? ( Book #1 Westward to Montana cannot stand alone without Book #2 West Montana Rancher)
For five long years Deputy Jim Lawson has wanted to find the man who murdered his brother Benny. So when prime suspect Tyler Coleman rides into Clearwater, Jim slaps him in jail. But almost immediately the only witness to the appalling crime turns up dead and the outlaw Luther Wade rides into town and vows to break Tyler out of jail by sundown.
Then Jim's investigation takes an unexpected twist when he finds evidence linking Benny's murder to the disappearance of the beguiling Zelma Hayden, the woman he had once hoped to marry.
Can Jim uncover the truth before the many guns lining up against him deliver their own justice?
Genre: Westerns Length: 164 Pages (2,138 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 29th, 2020
Clarksville, Nevada Territory, June 1851
Cassie Angel is used to taking care of herself. With a spirit of adventure, and a need to stay safe, she departs a dying Nevada town for the golden opportunities that await in California--along with a new life. When charming Sam Ridgeway shows up, claiming to know her uncle, and offers her protection in her travels, she has no idea there is an ulterior motive involved.
More Western Historical Romance by Caroline Fyffe
The McCutcheon Family Series in Order:
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Evie
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Heather
Moon Over Montana
Mail-Order Brides of the West: Kathryn
Watch for more uplifting, feel-good McCutcheon Family Novels to come...
Jackson Auburn is at the top of his game. One of Wyoming's leading bull riders he's set to take the championship in this year's finals but something still feels like it is just out of reach. His charm, charisma, and devil may care attitude seem to be able to get him into trouble but they can't seem to give him what he really longs for.
Josie Dixon, the sweetheart of the rodeo has had some hard knocks, leaving her heart as battered as her old saddle. Determined to put the past behind her she aims high going for the barrel racing championship and final proof that she's got what it takes. Finding peace in the companionship of her horse and the love of her grandparents she seeks solitude and grace. But when an old friend convinces her that she needs to take a break and get out into the wilds will imminent disaster shatter both of their dreams or will destiny win the day?
Beginning in Matthes' "An Anvil of Night, A Hammer for Dawn: Poetry and Stories" with the short story The After-People, this novella expands on the same post-apocalyptic lore with a story told from the perspective of Rancid Mahoney, an aged muscle-for-hire who takes a job escorting a young boy and his dog across the all-but-empty wasteland, where they face the harshness of the earth, scores of brutal cannibals, and once-beautiful creatures of the world turned blood-thirsty and demonic. MERCY is a western set in the far future, during a post-apocalyptic era populated by the last remnants of humanity; people whose only thing left to do is to wait their turn to die.
1887 Virginia, a young woman finds herself alone after her mother's passing with a promise to look after Mrs. French, a longtime family friend. It was natural for Meri to assume the responsibility of caring for Mother's friend now that she was well past the age for summer socials intended to connect young men and women.
When Mrs. French took the train to reconnect with her estranged family, Meri resurrects dreams from her youth. She wanted to see the Rocky Mountains once in her life. While talking to her dog, Bailey, a friend overhears her desire and is able to offer to send a letter to her sister in Elmer's Crossing, Colorado to provide housing for a visit to the majestic mountains.
Mrs. Misfield decides to accompany Meri to Colorado and the adventure begins. While in Colorado, Meri was given a taste of ranch living knowing that it would only be a short visit. Meri was so taken with Colorado she was ready to pack up her belongings and move, but she still had her commitment to Mrs. ...
Three of my best-selling Inspirational Historical Western romance stories!
Delightful tales full of emotion, love, inspiration, plot twists, and of course, heart-melting romance!
A Bet on Love and Hope
Rena Olsen will not let her parents decide for her fate. Taking life into her own hands, she runs away from home and finds refuge in her grandfather's ranch in Montana. Only love and faith can keep her safe. Her new beginning is definitely not an easy one, but life finally smiles back to her, when she meets a handsome rancher. Will they be able to find common ground and let their feelings come out to the surface? Can she prove to him but mostly to herself, that she's strong enough to survive?
A Love to Heal a Broken Heart
When Jodi's fiancé leaves her for her cousin, her heart is broken into a million pieces. In need of 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 ...
From Independence, Missouri, travelers have gathered for the arduous journey along the Oregon Trail. Unknown trials and tribulations are set aside as excitement pushes them onward. If only they could see what lay ahead. Only then would some of the travelers have second thoughts...
Laura Jenkins is heading to California. It's a journey she doesn't really want to make but her husband feels it's the best plan for them and their unborn child. He hopes the air will improve his lung condition. Deciding to make the best of it, Laura has no idea of what's in store for her. A capable woman whose only plan was to teach, will become a rancher's wife.
Davy Pearson, the wagon-master, knows the trek isn't going to be easy. They haven't even set off when one family is complaining about the pregnant woman and her sick husband. But all those that pay will travel Davy declares, although he will come to regret this declaration when a lone rider turns up. Davy has a secret past life which has brought ...
Genre: Westerns Length: 414 Pages (742 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 27th, 2020
Jake Brandt, a young gunslinger and former bounty hunter, travels to Jenkins Bend seeking his fortune, or at least his next job. Little does he know that the sleepy little town will soon be a firestorm and he will be caught right in the middle. With Indians lurking around and thirsty for blood, he knows that he needs to stop them from attacking the village. Is his fearlessness enough to help him in this risky mission?
Jake's life becomes more exciting when he meets Emily, daughter of one of the wealthiest ranchers in the area, and he is instantly attracted to her. Even though he longs to get to know her better, his priority now is to trace the Indians, find out their plan and protect Jenkins Bend. His mission becomes even harder when a greedy shadowy figure's betrayal will change the course of events. Are Brandt and the townsmen truly prepared for the approaching threat?
With a traitor among them and with time running fast, the stakes become too high. Will they manage to defend ...
After three desperadoes ride into the town of Monkford and hold a congregation at gunpoint, a shootout ensues. With the Minister's wife dead and one of the criminals wounded, they make their escape to the town of Fiveways in search of a doctor.
A posse gathers and sets out into the Territory to bring the criminals to justice. Meanwhile in Monkford, the minister Gene Sherrin is recovering from the terrible tragedy... and proves to be a man at war with himself.
In a game of survival of the fittest, who will be the last man standing?
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 ...
What could go wrong?
Bobby Trent, the tough as nails sheriff of Lodge Pole County, is surprised when his blood brother Lucas Blackwater, Chief of police of the neighboring Cheyenne reservation, asks him to help escort a prisoner from Seattle back to the reservation. On the flight home, their chartered plane crashes in the mountains killing the pilot and breaking Lucas; ankle.
The two friends find out it takes more than courage, strength and determination to get off the mountain, get back to their family and see that the prisoner faces justice. However, when it's discovered the plane was sabotaged, the questions are, does someone want to kill them and why?
"Linda Broday's heroes step right out of her books and into your heart." -- JODI THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author
He'll do whatever it takes
To keep them safe
Duel McClain has lost everything he's ever loved: his wife, his son, his sense of self. But when a strange twist of fate -- and a poker game he'll never forget -- leaves an innocent little girl in his care, Duel vows to defend his new family to his very last breath. If only he knew a single thing about taking care of babies...
Just as Duel swears his life can't get any more complicated, a beautiful woman stumbles into the light of his campfire, desperate for help. Jessie Foltry is hungry, tired, and running for her life. She agrees to help Duel care for the child in exchange for his protection, even as she fights to guard her broken heart. But Duel will do whatever it takes to make Jessie see that the Texas plains have more than one kind of knight, and perhaps their salvation is closer than either of them could ...
Genre: Westerns Length: 354 Pages (1,509 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 19th, 2020
A wrongly-convicted man
Landry Mitchell made a mistake returning to his home town when he was released from prison. The residents of Rocky Ridge, Colorado aren't the forgive-and-forget type. Now all he wants is to be left alone.
A woman who needs to be needed
Olivia Harding learned the hard way that her worth is measured only by what she does for others. Now, she spends her days caring for orphaned children and those less fortunate than herself.
When Landry rescues Olivia from a dangerous situation, she meets a man who is lonely, a man who is hurt, a man who needs a friend.
Olivia is determined to help Landry to rebuild his life, whether he likes it or not. He doesn't. And he sure doesn't like the way he's starting to care about her. He can't offer her a future when he doesn't have one himself.
Yet as their feelings for each other grow, Landry starts to believe they might have a future together.
Then trouble comes back to town...