A short story collection of Christian romance, historical and contemporary
AN UNEXPECTED BRIDE
Abigale hates her life as a mail order bride. Her husband, an abusive whack job named Colt, treats her like a slave. Seeking an escape, she meets a wilderness tracker who tells of of adventure across the Oregon Trail. Seeking his help, he accompanies her across the long trail only to find themselves falling in love. But will they be able to avoid the wrath of the vengeful Colt.
Miley is in her last year of school at UCLA to become a veterinarian. Her best friend from high school has come to visit and couch surf for the weekend. It turns out that she has a friend who is an actor and invites them both along to a film shoot where they are making a Christian romance movie. Once there, Miley spends an afternoon with one of the lead actors who may just turn out to be what she has been looking for her whole life... her leading man.
The Henricksen brothers have been witnesses to some of western history's biggest moments, survived encounters with evil mining moguls, and observed the brutality of life on the frontier. Now, with that frontier quickly vanishing around them, they've invested heavily in the ranching industry. After living a full decade in peace and relative obscurity, a vengeful remnant from their past has caught up to them.
Anchoring a small but defiant force of ranchers and cattlemen, they take their final stand against a force ten times their number led by Thomas Branscombe, brother of the man they killed in self-defense years earlier. Branscombe is the most organized, intimidating, unstable threat Zephram and John Henricksen have ever faced. Now, with the future of their family hanging in the balance but tragedy fueling their resolve, the odds seem as impossible as they've ever been...
The sweeping conclusion to Michael D. Abbott's acclaimed Western Wind Series, "Wyoming Wind" takes readers from ...
Genre: Westerns Length: 216 Pages (1,757 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
Greed runs deeper than gold...
Summoned by an old friend, Steve 'Rusty' McCade heads for Longdrop, to investigate rumours of white men collaborating with Indians.
McCade arrives to find his friend dead and the town under the control of a man called Garrard, backed by dead shot Sodbuster Foden and the law in his pocket.
Garrard has been making life difficult for the nearby Shy Valley, a settlement of farmers and miners, causing them to become little more than outlaws.
Meanwhile, the US army arrives in town, hot on the trail of a group of Indians led by the fearsome Clap Jaw.
Could Garrard's interest in Shy Valley and the sightings of Clap Jaw be connected?
And can McCade dodge bullets, arrows and the law long enough to find the answers?
Outlaws of Shy Valley sees Steve McCade return in a classic western, reminiscent of Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour.
Praise for Denis Hughes
"A classic of the genre" - Tom Casey, bestselling author of Trade Off
Denis Hughes (1917-2008) was a ...
1858, Fort Gibson, Indian Territory.
2d Lieutenant Dobey Walls meets and bonds with veteran Corporal Jimmy Melton. As the Civil War begins, they leave to join the 8th Texas Cavalry in Houston, then take part in the first and the final charges of the Army of Tennessee. Between those events, they ride with Nathan Bedford Forrest, play an honorable role in the Fort Pillow Massacre, harass Sherman with Shannon's Raiders, and visit the second best brothel in Atlanta.
As surrender looms, they're released to search for Dobey's long-missing family in the Texas Panhandle. Their efforts are hampered by destitute farmers, lonely widows, dangerous militia, freed slaves, and runaways, who increase their numbers and excitement. In the process, they save a quadroon and her daughter from Yankee deserters who have stolen a Union payroll. This act of mercy brings them romance but puts Pinkerton detectives and a renegade lawman on their trail.
After he is nearly destroyed by a professional tragedy, Dr. Benton Yancey and his handyman/friend, Adam Zantner, join a wagon train heading overland west to reach their destination of Whitfield, California, where Ben had been invited to serve as town physician.
It is an idyllic setting, in an idyllic countryside. Ben is summoned to meet with the power behind the throne, Charles Holcomb, a man apparently wealthy beyond measure. The new doctor easily settles into a comfortable routine of meeting various Whitfield officials and caring for his patients.
Patient care extends to weekly visits at the local orphanage, managed by a compassionate lady named Madonna Bellini. While attending to various curious injuries to the resident children, Ben meets Mrs. Bellini's assistant and an orphan herself, Jessamine Lassiter.
Being a Yancey, for whom every event moves at a faster speed than for the average human being, Ben is captivated by the lovely young lady. Intelligent and charming, she seems ...