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 ...
The saga begins in 1858 in New Mexico Territory, ten years before the events recorded in Matt Cutugno's first Western, The Godless Men. Two boys, one from Kansas and one from Missouri, make their way through the wild country as pony riders for the mail service. At the same time, a young woman from China holds a powerful man responsible for the death of her father.
Law and order was slow to come to the Territory. Justice slower still. There were settlers and squatters, commerce and industry, sheriffs and outlaws amidst unfolding Manifest Destiny.
Few knew that a Civil War was coming.
Matt Cutugno is the author of four novels and eleven plays that have been produced in New York, Los Angeles and across the country. He has been a frequent contributor to Stay Thirsty Magazine for the past nine years. He is from New York and currently lives in California.
Jess is on the trail of the ruthless killer, Bill Hangston, who is wanted dead or alive for the heinous crimes of murder and rape of a young woman who had two young children. On his way to Wooster, Texas, he runs into some of Rudy Stalling's men and one of them, Earl Lancaster, accidentally implies that Hangston works for Mr. Stalling. Jess tells Lancaster that if Hangston doesn't come to Wooster to meet his fate, he'd come out to Stalling's place and kill him and whoever got in his way.
Rudy Stalling gives Hangston two choices. Either turn himself into the law in Wooster, or make a run for it. Hangston strangely decides to turn himself into the law, knowing Jess's reputation. After Hangston breaks out of jail, with the help of two of Rudy Stalling's lead men, Jess goes after Hangston, but Stalling wants him to take Lancaster with him to make sure he finds out who helped Hangston break out of jail. Jess, having his reasons, allows Lancaster to accompany him.
Meanwhile, the rustlers ...
The Dodge City Massacre is the fifth in the series of Jess Williams western novels. In book five, John Bodine saves Jess Williams life and Jess owes Bodine a big favor. John Bodine wastes no time in collecting on the favor. He asks Jess to team up with him and go after a bunch of gunslingers in Dodge City, Kansas. Once there, Jess ends up in a war with a wealthy rancher and his hired guns. The action continues and takes Jess and John Bodine to Black Creek, Kansas and to Kansas City. The action is non stop and fast paced with Jess Williams' usual brand of raw justice, ridding the west of as many bad men as he can kill.
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 ...
"A page-turning, extraordinary excursion that crosses genres." - Daniel Scott White, editor of Unfit Magazine
Marooned in 19th century West, Llewellyn meets young frontier woman Anna. The two become friends and comrades, their fates forever intertwined.
They find themselves together in the prairies of 19th century Texas, the bordellos of Civil War-era New Orleans, to Prohibition in the 1920s, the Great Depression, and the vastness of space.
But can they survive hardships through history, the enmity of their southern neighbors and the Civil War, to return to his home planet and exact his revenge?
- "Well written and thoroughly researched, with realistic characters and events. I could not put the book down."
- "A great story with memorable characters, but to me the most fun was the historical aspect of it. Mari has done her research."
- "One of the most unusual sci-fi stories I've read... I love these books and recommend them completely."
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Maddie Hiller lives on her father's ranch but has always daydreamed of becoming a famous singer, following her late mother's steps. All these years, her father's strong disagreement has left her feeling alone and hemmed in a miserable fate. However, everything will seem vain when her family is being threatened by dangerous criminals, and she will have to face the hardest dilemma. Luckily enough, she will quickly find an ally on Buck's face who will accompany her to an unbelievable adventure. Will she manage to put her life back on track and follow her lifelong dream? How will her feelings affect her decision?
Buck Grady is the new sheriff in town who is determined to pursue justice with an obsessive approach due to his dark past. Personal affairs have no significance to him until he meets Maddie and gets carried away with her spirit and inner fire. Under dangerous circumstances, they will have to come closer and work together. Will he stay focused on his target or will he get lost in ...
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 ...