Will and his brother, Joe Cannon each receive a letter containing only a forty-five caliber Bullet and scratched on the brass of the bullet were the words "A Bullet for Billy. Neither Will nor Joe know the meaning of this cryptic message but they do plan to find out. No one in Santa Fe know the meaning of this message except Bill and the man trying to kill Billy.
Gunslingers, ranchers, cowboys, gamblers, and more make their appearance in this exciting collection of short stories set in the American Old West.
Author Holly Bargo takes an unflinching look at this most romanticized of American eras with bigotry, oppression, and hardship leaving their marks. Resilient and resourceful characters rise above those and other challenges with strength and, oftentimes, humor. Clean, sweet romance weaves its magic through many of the stories.
The 12 stories contained within this book were previously published, six in the collaborative collection titled Six Shots Each Gun published with Amazon bestselling author Russ Towne and six published in Holly Bargo's own collection titled Satin Boots.
"A pure delight to read... " Amazon reviewer
"A twist I didn't see coming ~ a must read!... " Amazon reviewer
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. ...
When Marshal Lincoln Hawk rode into the lawless town of Dust Creek, his mission was to clean out its trigger-happy outlaws. In a wave of rightful vengeance, Lincoln's deadly Peacemaker did just that. But some of the outlaws escaped the marshal's justice.
Years later, when Lincoln rides into Dust Creek again, the town seems to have been abandoned. But it hasn't. Mason Black and his ruthless outlaw band are waiting for him. From behind every broken window of the tumbledown ghost town, Mason's guns are aimed at Lincoln's head.
To see another dawn, Lincoln must face a desperate battle for survival in a world where he can trust nobody and the only law that matters is the law of the gun.
Will love happen for them again or does it only come once?
Jane McCarthy made her way west after the tragic passing of her husband to yellow fever; throwing herself into her work to forget her sorrows. Jane swore love, at her late age, was not to ever happen again.
Derek Bennett went into the wilds of America, making a living on trapping, and trying to hide his heart from ever loving someone again. Coming to Denver to resolve a long-standing issue with his son, he never expected to find a woman he wanted to call his wife.
Earning the aloof Jane McCarthy's affections could prove more troublesome than a grizzly. Will Jane allow her heart to open to love or will she seclude herself into her work forever?