Family is everything...
When the wagon train that Larry Rafferty and his uncle Manus Malone are travelling with is attacked by bandits, they barely escape with their lives.
Aided by the widowed Nora Foxton, Larry and Manus manage to take swift vengeance against the men who robbed them and shot down their travelling companions.
Larry though is eager for them to continue their journey to the town of Gapworth, where he hopes to be reunited with his sister, Beatrice.
What he and his uncle do not realise is that Beatrice and her husband have both been gunned down and their land taken by the notorious outlaw William Gillette.
But what Larry, Gillette and anyone who gets in the way do not realise is Manus' history with violence or the nickname he once earned.
Threaten his family, and the Death Dealer will come for you...
Praise for Philip McCormac
'You can taste the dust and blood of the Old West on every page.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of Trade Off.
Philip McCormac lives in the East Midlands, England, is married with two grown-up children and five grandchildren. He is the author of fourteen Western novels including Son of a Gun and Vengeance Unbound. He is also the author of detective thriller Tone Death.
This is a clean and wholesome western romance story set in Oregon in the late 1880's. It is the story of the faith and courage it took to find lasting love on the western frontier.
Two lonely people, one on each side of the country, dared to trust and courageously persevere despite the many challenges that came their way.
Orphaned at age 8, Catherine Daily tightens up her boot straps and sets out on a journey to leave her dreary life in Boston for the wilds of Oregon. Since losing her parents so long ago, she dreams of having a family of her own. She expects that country living will involve a lot of hard work, but she didn't count on was how her city ways would make it a difficult adjustment.
Raymond Cowan is a rancher and farmer in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. When he hears about mail order brides, he places an ad in hopes of getting a bride for himself. He doesn't expect love, but hopes that the relationship will someday evolve into a loving union.
Sparks fly when Catherine brings her city ways to the wild frontier. Raymond's patience goes only so far before he finds himself having doubts about this whole arrangement. Maybe he should send her back to Boston and be done with her and this whole crazy idea.
Will Catherine and Raymond find the love they truly seek? Can Catherine finally have the family she so deeply desires? Can Catherine set aside her city ways and learn how to live and survive in the country? Can Raymond reach inside and find enough patience to help Catherine adjust to her new life? Will they eventually open their hearts to one another or will they be destined for a miserable life?
This is Book 1 of a set of short stories in the Orphanage Mail Order Bride Series.
A war is brewing in the west...
Careless O'Connor was an incredibly powerful and respected man, but to the Kittewas however, he was the feared enemy.
The murdering tribesmen had been warned not to sabotage the railroad and it was up to O'Connor to frighten them into living a peaceful co-existence with the white men.
But when an unlikely bond forms between a young Kittewan female and the mighty O'Connor, tensions reach boiling point.
How will O'Connor protect the girl whilst also preventing a full blown war?
Despite his skill with a gun, there is a limit to what any one man can do and the possibility of open warfare becomes increasingly likely.
To keep the Kittewas at bay and bring justice to the renegade white men who were responsible for sabotaging the railroad, O'Connor must call upon every last bit of skill and concentration.
Swift decisions must be made in order to save the community and one wrong move could result in a bullet to the head, or the heart.
But it soon dawns on O'Connor that time is fast running out...
With bullets flying and hearts breaking, Railroad Saboteurs is a classic western about the pursuit of justice.
Praise for Gordon Landsborough
'A punchy tale coupled with plenty of action - an engaging read!' - Philip McCormac, bestselling western author
Gordon Landsborough (1913-1984) was a publisher, author and bookseller. Writing tales about the exploits of gun-toting cowboys fighting out on the arid sands of the Wild West, Landsborough was himself a pioneering in the English paperback publishing world of the 1950s. He was widely known amongst his peers as the 'maverick publishing genius'. His other western adventures include Fortress Jack Rides, Union Soldier, The Dog Men, The Fence Buster, On To Virginia City and Boss of the Diamond-O.
Desperate, Dangerous and Deadly: A Western Collection contains three of Debra Parmley's western historical romances. A Desperate Journey, Dangerous Ties, and Deadly Adversaries.
A Desperate Journey: One Woman's Desperate Journey to Find Her Son
Sally Wheeler learned the hard way that men aren't always what they seem. Now she will stop at nothing to track down the bigamist husband who stole her son and abandoned her and their daughter on their failing Kansas farm. She'll do anything to have her family back together, even if it means traveling down the Old Chisholm Trail to Texas with an old mule skinner and a handsome maverick who could change her mind about men.
Free after spending seven years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Robert Truman aims to balance the scales of justice on the man who sent him there-Luke Wheeler. His quest doesn't include falling for the one woman who will lead him to his quarry, but Sally's courage in the face of her fear touches his soul.
Through dangerous days and nights on the trail, neither Sally nor Rob can ignore their growing feelings for each other. Yet both are haunted by the poor judgment that, in the past, led them down the wrong road. Love-and trust-are luxuries neither of them can afford. But as the bullets start flying, love may be all that saves them-and Sally's son.
Lillian Hayes' fiance, Thomas Shelton, convinced the townsfolk to exchange their gold for his worthless bank notes. After he disappears with the gold, every eye turns to Lillian for answers. Even her cousin Carl insists she knows where the gold is. He is desperate to find it because he is deeply indebted to Kingston, small town criminal and owner of the local saloon. Carl will do anything to clear his debt; even torture Lillian for answers. Nick Brace is driving a herd of horses to town when he stumbles across Lillian, branded, strung up over a mineshaft, and left to die. He saves her, tends to her wounds, and teaches her to shoot ...
Recently widowed, Hallie Wells is facing a tough situation. The sudden demise of her husband after selling their farm and just about everything they owned to travel west on the Oregon Trail, has left her in a bind. Dare she ask Cooper Jerome, recently returned from the War of the States, if he would put his life on hold for, say, five months to drive her wagon, and that doesn't include his return trip. At this point, she's out of options.
Bushwhacked by the corrupt lawman Walker Dodge, Dalton loses his money, his horse, his gun and very nearly his life.
Recuperating in the dead-end town of Harmony, he hears rumors of a fabulous treasure hidden nearby and, even with Walker closing in on him, that's enticing enough to risk staying. And then there's Misty Valdez, the one person who claims to know where the treasure is, and she entices him even more!
But the price of her help may be too high for Dalton. With time running out, can he avoid Misty's trap and find the treasure before the gun-toting Walker catches up with him?
Genre: Westerns Length: 128 Pages (1,762 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 25th, 2020
Jacob Blade -- a man with a vengeance. A man with a gun, a steady aim -- the steel will to fire his weapon and end a life. A man who hunts down those who have crossed him and kills them with a cool, steely glare. A man with no desire except for revenge and justice. This is the man you will be reading about. This is the book you are currently holding.
Vengeance. He swore it. His gun will make sure of it. His resolve. His will. Blade -- a man with killing on his mind. This is the latest rip-roaring Western adventure from Charles Ray, the bestselling Western author. This is the first book in a new series that will blow criminals away, avenge those who have been crossed and bring justice to the Old West.
Grab your copy of this great new Western adventure today -- for a journey that will lead one man to the very ends of civilization to bring justice to his heart.
Genre: Westerns Length: 51 Pages (992 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 25th, 2020
Eighteen year old Rachel O'Connor arrived in Astoria Oregon in the year 1882, and went with young Doctor Mark Whitfield on long distance calls to sparse homesteads, lumber camps trappers cabins and Indian Villages..The beautiful virginal wilderness that lay all over, seemed to sing with sparkling rivers and crystal waterfalls. Rachel muses that the morning of creation must have been like this.
But there are traps and pitfalls beneath this panoramic paradise in the form of outlaws, wolves and renegade Indians, plus the isolation of any kind of help.
Rachel feels herself attracted to a handsome half-breed Indian man, who knows no laws nor boundaries. He is a devil-may-care outlaw who is as wild as the mountains around him. He awakens something in her that she is not even aware of---something wild that could match the savage instincts of the young Indian man.
Rachel battles two instincts that try to dominate her psyche. That of a modest, self respecting nurse, and a rogue side that seems to get out of control.
She has strong decisions to make. Decisions that will change her life...
Note: Beth's Courage is now released and available at a discount.
Charlotte grew up in New York and was always been fascinated by the penny novels about the wild west. She sacrificed a great deal for her family after her father's death and wanted to take a chance to find love out west before it was too late. Charlotte wrote her former teacher for advice since she herself moved to Montana after answering a mail order bride advertisement.
Leah played matchmaker, but the initial letters between Charlotte and Frank were quite intense due to Frank's critical side. He is the owner of the Billings, Montana newspaper and they have a similar love for writing. Charlotte has a secret identity in Albany and this gets explored in the novella.
Charlotte had strong doubts about his character due to Frank's biting and cutting remarks about her brother. But, she takes a chance and moves out west. Can Frank accept being with a caring, but also strong woman? Will his grumpy and argumentative traits make it impossible for him to be in a loving relationship? Is Charlotte able to get past his cantankerous persona and see his true heart?
This is a 36,000 word stand-alone novella and can be read independently, but is also book four in the series. Note that Mail Order Bride Leah, Mail Order Bride Tess, Mail Order Bride Felicity and Mail Order Bride Verity are all available at Amazon. Each book is a clean romance without a cliffhanger. The second series begins with Martha's Story and is an Amish love journey. If you belong to Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime you can read these books for free and each can be read by itself as an independent novella.
Who's the perfect match for a flame-haired Welsh tomboy who loves driving wagons?
Raised by three free-spirited older brothers, Robyn Llewellyn has learned to fight for what she wants -- and now she wants to transform her boss and best friend, Max Peregrine, into a lifelong partner. Determined to become the image of what a marriage-minded man wants, Robyn trades her trousers for a dress and heads to Max's hometown of Noelle, Colorado. But changing who she is with the help of the now happily married Brides of Noelle puts her friendship with Max at risk.
Who's the perfect match for a work-addicted Denver business owner who loves his independence?
Defying his brother and grandpa's wishes for him to stay with them in Noelle, Max Peregrine has created his dream job -- leading a highly successful branch of Peregrines' Post and Freight while working beside Robyn, the only person who makes him smile every day. But when she leaves without a word, Max follows her to Noelle where the choices they both must face could make it impossible for them to stay together beyond Christmas day.
Inspired by My Fair Lady, The Gift of the Magi, and the spirit of gift giving, Robyn: A Christmas Bride is a classic Western historical love story set in a small town high in the mountains during Christmas 1877.
More than ten years after fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War, lifelong friends McCall "Mac" Patton and Ron "Sandy" Sands left Clay County, Missouri behind for another life adventure of prospecting for gold in the Colorado Rockies.
Fate and destiny intervened and placed an old enemy Union Redleg Captain John Merna, who with his loyal men still hate anyone that had fought for the defeated Confederacy, in the path of Mac and Sandy near Dighton, Kansas.
After an ambush that left Sandy dead, Captain Merna, thinking that Mac had perished as well, took his men west towards the Colorado Rockies following a map taken off a dead Confederate officer showing the location of the famed "Reynolds Treasure" that had been buried somewhere in the region of South Park, Colorado. Seeking the treasure, Captain Merna and his men also butchered any former Confederate that crossed their trail.
Mac Patton, while seeking revenge for those that had killed his best friend, rescued a young Irish girl named Keegan Doreen O'Rourke and her pup Hugo after her folks had also been murdered by Captain Merna and his men. Mac Patton's mission had now changed; he had to get Keegan safe to her Aunt Risa in Blackhawk, Colorado before he could resume his trail of justice and retribution against the saber carrying Captain Merna.
Follow Mac, Keegan, and Hugo as they encounter renegade Union Redlegs, hostile Indians, sickness, tornadoes, and high mountain passes as they travel "The Keegan Trail" across the plains of Kansas and Colorado to the far away Rocky Mountains.
Lyla has built a stable future for herself, away from the rest of her family. But when her sister dies tragically in a dreadful accident, she has to go west and pick up her nephew, the only survivor. And even though her plan for inexplicable reasons is to avoid being in close contact with him, she will find herself moved by the sheriff asking her to reconsider and let the boy stay with him instead. Soon enough Lyla will become confused by her conflicting emotions, but will she find the courage to face secrets from the past and eventually follow her heart?
James, the local sheriff of Wheatberry, has forgotten what happiness means since his wife died in an unexpected manner. But when he suddenly witnesses a horrifying accident, he is quick to run to an orphaned little boy's aid. All the more, what he would never expect is that he would end up loving and becoming attached to him. When the boy's aunt - a beautiful troubled woman - arrives in town, he will do his best to convince her to let him raise the child. Will he succeed in changing her mind and finally creating the loving family he never had the chance to make?
Just when Lyla and James come closer and start trusting and loving each other more and more, ghosts from their past will arrive to haunt them... Will this dreadful situation tear the couple apart? How much are the heroes willing to sacrifice so as not to give up on each other?
"A Treasure Brought by Fate" is a historical western romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.