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In Book One of the Westward Hearts series, orphans Fannie Caldwell and her two young siblings have spent the last three years as indentured servants under a cruel master. Desperately wanting a better life for her brother and sister, Fannie devises a plan to secretly join a wagon train heading west. Her plan immediately runs into trouble when the handsome yet bullheaded wagon master Blake Tanner refuses to allow an unmarried woman on the train. But Fannie's determined--she'll escape and go west with or without help. As life on the trail tests everyone's endurance and faith, Fannie soon realizes the perils of being a single woman on the frontier. Witnessing Fannie fending off one scare after another, Blake slowly recognizes how much he cares for this alluring young woman. Will Blake sacrifice his own dreams and guide Fannie to safety? Or will Fannie's stubborn independence keep her from finding true love?
Virile, womanizing Cooper J. Delaney was Agatha Pennington's only hope to help lead a group of destitute women to Oregon, where the promise of a new life awaited them. He was a man as harsh and hostile as the vast wilderness-- but Agatha counted on a gentleness she sensed behind his hard-muscled exterior, a tenderness lurking beneath his gruff facade. Tricked by Agatha into leading the women, at first Delaney couldn't wait to get away from the prim-and-proper old maid. But as the group battled rainstorms, renegade Indians, and raging rivers, the tall beauty's tenacity never wavered. And with each passing mile. Cooper realized he was struggling against a maddening attraction for her--until he decided, much to his surprise, that he would journey to the ends of the earth if only he could claim her untouched heart.
New York Times bestselling author B.J. Daniels delivers another Cardwell Ranch keeper with a woman on the run...and the lawman sworn to keep her safe When deputy sheriff Austin Cardwell rescues a woman in the worst blizzard in years, it's only the beginning. The dark-haired beauty has no memory of who she is and who-or what-she was fleeing. But she's terrified of the stranger who shows up at the hospital, claiming to be her husband. Convinced that the mystery woman is in grave danger, Austin refuses to let her out of his sight. As desire builds between them, she seems ready to trust him. From Cardwell Ranch to the snowy wilds of Idaho, Austin vows to uncover her identity...before her past destroys any hope of a future.
New York Times bestselling author B. J. Daniels delivers another Cardwell Ranch keeper! When Deputy Sheriff Austin Cardwell rescues a woman in the worst blizzard to hit Big Sky, Montana, in years, it's only the beginning. The dark-haired beauty has no memory of who she is and who-or what-she was fleeing. But she's clearly terrified of the stranger who shows up at the hospital claiming to be her husband. From Cardwell Ranch to the snowy wilds of Idaho, Austin vows to uncover her true identity...before her violent past destroys any hope of a future together. In reader-favorite A Woman with a Mystery, Holly Barrows had raced into the arms of Slade Rawlins a year ago. Then she'd mysteriously vanished, only to return with an outrageous claim of a baby and kidnapping. Any baby she'd had would have been Slade's, and he was consumed by his need to protect Holly and locate their child before his family was lost...forever.
By the 1920s, Denver had outgrown its frontier-town beginnings. But for some, life was still as perilous as the surrounding terrain. The insidious influence of the Ku Klux Klan was reaching its peak, and those who stood in its path feared for their safety. Denver is the saga of a family caught in this tempestuous time. To newspaperman Tom Hastings, his writing matters more than anything. As the book opens, President Harding has just died, and Hastings finds himself drawn toward the biggest story of his career. But his wife resents his allegiance to the newspaper and his Jewish stepfather is a target for the supremacist Kleagles--two good reasons not to persist in his pursuit of the story: that and the KKK has penetrated the highest levels of government in the state. Some eighty characters surround Tom Hastings: there's his half-sister, the quiet, passionate Jewess Anna Kohl; David Waldo, a socialist and friend to Jack London; Willie Brown, a rising political star torn between his desire for elective office and the love of his life; and Marvel Millette, a Nellie Bly-like reporter in whom Tom Hastings finally meets his match. John Dunning creates flesh-and-blood figures, not only of these fictional characters but of historical personages as well. There is John Galen Locke, the Grand Dragon of the KKK, and Fred Bonfils, a founder of a newspaper dynasty built on tabloid sensationalism; President Calvin Coolidge, too, makes a gruff appearance. Denver is a panoramic novel as vibrant as the city for which it is named, as tumultuous as the era in which it is set. John Dunning never lets the reader lose sight of the men and women who live their lives on the pages of this saga. While crosses burst into angry flames and menacing droves of white-robed Klansmen gather against the torch-lit skies, passions, fears, joys, and hates are played out in Denver in the 1920s.
On the run from the assassins who murdered his family, Ty Butler found a new way to survive: with a few good hands, a loaded gun, and a little luck. But lying low and keeping out of his hunters' gunsights is getting harder to do since he started earning a serious rep at the poker table--and especially now that he's made some new friends . . . named Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and Doc Holliday. In Denver, Butler finds Holliday in the clutches of corrupt lawmen. Doc's wanted for murder back in Tombstone, and he'd rather go out in a blazing gunfight than face an Arizona hanging judge. All Butler has to do is keep Doc breathing until Earp and Masterson arrive to spring him--and that won't be easy. The Gambler's been dealt into a dangerous game with too many killers anteing up. And this time Ty Butler just might be drawing dead.
Shootin' Sam is so mean, he scares ghosts. He is so tough, he eats beans without opening the can. He is so strong, he fights bears with both hands tied behind his back. Now he has held up a Gulch City train. Can Deputy Dan catch him? This funny Step into Reading book, step 3 for grades 2 and 3 is fun for all children and easy for reluctant readers. There are 6 chapters in its 47 pages. The pictures that add to the story are described in detail. One way parents and children can enjoy this book together is for the child to read the text and the parent to read the picture descriptions.
A Texas lawman risks his future to protect a woman from his past in USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen's latest Sweetwater Ranch book. The woman fleeing a cold-blooded killer is no stranger to Deputy Colt McKinnon. Fourteen years ago, Elise Nichols was the love of his life. Now she's back in Sweetwater Springs-to be the star witness in an upcoming murder trial that could tear the Texas lawman's family apart. With her explosive revelations certain to rock the town, Elise didn't expect to be welcomed home with open arms. Certainly not by the cowboy with the badge who once meant everything to her. But after being run off the road and shot at, she has no choice but to trust him. Even more dangerous is the desire that's reigniting, making Elise yearn for something she may not live to see.
When their train is hijacked, two railroad detectives take to the prairieOn the Colorado railroad, two men enforce the law: a hired gun named Tango and a smoothly dressed sleuth named Ned Chambers. As they pass through the frozen landscape on their way to Denver, Ned watches two well-heeled guests: the aristocratic beauty Lady Marina Simpson and Adam Wilson, the vice president's brother, who has come to assess the territory's readiness for statehood. When a bonfire on the tracks stops the train, Tango and Chambers hustle their VIPs out into the night. The wilderness is dangerous, but to stay behind means certain death.Hijacked by bandits, the train pulls away without the small party, abandoning them on the frozen prairie. Tango and Chambers have only one chance to reach Denver alive: They must make like outlaws and steal back their train.
Desert Death-Song compiles some of Louis L'Amour's greatest stories, many of which have been hard to find in book form. Whether he was writing under his early pen name, Jim Mayo, or his own, L'Amour's stories are unforgettable, touching on rough and rugged American ideals and set in the untamable frontier of the Western United States.Nearly a dozen stories are presented here that represent the best of L'Amour's yarn-spinning writing, a choice collection handpicked from the variety of pulp Western magazines in which the author first became known. The most popular author of Westerns the world has ever known, L'Amour writes stories full of mavericks, outlaws, romantics, and heroes. His characters follow the unspoken laws and morals of the Wild West, and the pictures he paints are unrivaled in their authenticity. From gold prospectors to sheriffs, characters of L'Amour tales will never be forgotten.
Fargo's hunt for a missing Chinese beauty leads him all the way to the wastelands of Death Valley, where the monstrous Tobias Cain has transformed the desert landscape into an oasis fed by a secret water source and an unlimited supply of Chinese slave labor. Now, Fargo is going to take Cain and his entire vile operation down.
"I'll kill Wilson McCann on sight!" Matt Stark's words were fair warning that the feud between Circle Cross and the Flying VY had erupted in violence. Now the riders for both spreads would travel the hills fully armed. They would shoot it out whenever their trails crossed. And for McCann and Stark it was a double sentence of death. For, as big as Arizona was, only one of them would go on living in it.
Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 - October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier, including the novel Riders of the Purple Sage, his bes selling book. This is one of his stories.
Over 40 Million Copies Of Zane Grey's Novels SoldThe premier chronicler of the American West, legendary storyteller Zane Grey has captivated millions of readers with his timeless adventures of life, death, gunfire, and justice. This is the Old West in all its glory and grandeur. Forged in blood. Enflamed by passion. Emblazoned with bullets. . . Desert GoldA border town like Casita is no place for a drifter--especially a rich man's son looking for adventure. From the moment Dick Gale steps into this stinking, sun-baked hellhole of gambling and corruption, revolution, and revenge, he gets more than he bargained for. His old friend Thorne is in love with a beautiful señorita who's been targeted by the Mexican rebel Rojas. A bold, sneering devil of a man, feared, envied, and idolized by his people, Rojas spends gold like he spills blood--and collects women like trinkets. Gale knows that defying such a man could be suicide. Defeating him is his only chance to survive--in a brutal one-on-one battle on the parched desert cliffs. . . Man to man. Hunter and hunted. To the death. . .
Another fascinating story of the Mexican border. Two men, lost in thedesert, discover gold when, overcome by weakness, they can go nofarther. The rest of the story describes the recent uprising along theborder, and ends with the finding of the gold which the two prospectorshad willed to the girl who is the story's heroine.
The year was 1846-and the great American Southwest was the prize in an epic conflict. The U.S. Army and the army of Mexico met in a battle that would shape the course of history, while the legendary Apache warrior chief Mangas Coloradas looked on, determined to defend his ancestral lands and age-old tribal traditions against either of the invaders or both. On this bloody battlefield young Lieutenant Nathanial Barrington faced his first great test of manhood...as he began a career that would take him to the heart of the conflict sweeping over the West from Texas to New Mexico...and plunge him into passions that would force him to choose between two very different frontier beauties. This enthralling first novel of The Apache Wars Saga captures the drama and real history of a struggle in which no side wanted to surrender...in a series alive with all the excitement and adventures of brave men and women-white and Native American-who decided the future of America.
Wells Fargo agent Zac Cobb's new assignment takes him to Arizona to track down bandits stealing army payrolls. It also leads him into a confrontation with his brother Julian, who, bitter from injuries suffered in the Civil War, has become an outlaw. They find themselves thrust together on a boat careening down the rapids of the Colorado River. Sequel to The Rawhiders.
Shiloh took in a deep breath, let half of it out, and prepared to fire. But before the Winchester's hammer fell, another shot rang out from the hills. The fat buzzard exploded in a shower of feathers. "Hey, pardner! Nice shooting, eh?" came the cry from the rocks. "Yer next! Yer cain bet on it!" The yell startled Shiloh more than the slain bird. It drifted over the windless desert, reaching Shiloh as little more than a whisper. It was the first time he had heard the voice of either gunman. "Who are you?" he shouted back. "Why ya wanta know who we are? Yer a dead man!" Another shot exploded from the gunman, slamming harmlessly into the dead horse. "You hear, dead man? Yer dead as that horse!"
Jack Hare is an Easterner who has come west for his health. In Salt Lake City he is mistaken by Dene's outlaw gang for a spy and must flee the town to escape them. He is found suffering from exhaustion and exposure in rough country by the wealthy Mormon rancher August Naab. As he is nursed back to health at Naab's ranch, Hare becomes aware that Naab's holdings are being threatened by both Dene's rustlers and an unscrupulous Gentile land-grabber named Holderness.Hare also comes to know Mescal, originally an orphan of a Spanish father and Navajo mother, taken in by Naab and promised in marriage to his eldest son, Snap. August Naab does not believe in violent resistance to Holderness's incursions. To save Hare from Dene and his gang, Naab has him accompany Mescal to his sheep camp, located in an isolated valley fastness, and it is there that the two fall in love, even though Mescal knows that she is morally bound to marry Snap Naab.Packed with adventure, action, emotion, and unforgettable characters, Desert Heritage represents one of Zane Grey's finest literary achievements. And its vivid evocation of the Painted Desert of Arizona is without equal in the genre.
He was in a tight spot. He knew he couldn't stand off the Law and Breen, too. The Law was after him for the murder of a marshal--a murder he didn't commit. Breen was after him for revenge--and Breen wouldn't stop at anything ... blackmail, a frame-up ... or murder. He was desperate now and vowed to find a way out--or make one.
The story of one man's fight to purge himself of a hated secret, and his war against the I.W.W.'s who ruin his harvest. An "anti-Bolshevist" tale.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry writes novels set in the American heartland, but his real territory is the heart itself. His gift for writing about women -- their love for reckless, hopeless men; their ability to see the good in losers; and their peculiar combination of emotional strength and sudden weakness -- makes The Desert Rose the bittersweet, funny, and touching book that it is. Harmony is a Las Vegas showgirl. At night she's a lead dancer in a gambling casino; during the day she raises peacocks. She's one of a dying breed of dancers, faced with fewer and fewer jobs and an even bleaker future. Yet she maintains a calm cheerfulness in that arid neon landscape of supermarkets, drive-in wedding chapels, and all-night casinos. While Harmony's star is fading, her beautiful, cynical daughter Pepper's is on the rise. But Harmony remains wistful and optimistic through it all. She is the unexpected blossom in the wasteland, the tough and tender desert rose. Hers is a loving portrait that only Larry McMurtry could render.
From bestselling author Lisa Bingham comes the first in a brand-new series starring a trio of handsome wranglers. The Taggart brothers have bodies of iron and hearts of gold--though both may be a shade tarnished. But that doesn't stop them from trying to keep the women they love in their arms . . .Elam Taggart knows about the nickname town gossips have given him: Desperado. He doesn't care. He's lost just about everything: his wife, his parents, his little sister, and his career as a Navy EOD specialist. After returning home, he hightails it to the rugged Wasatch Mountains outside town.But when his brother comes asking for help, Elam can't say no. That is, until Elam realizes that in order to help, he'll be forced to spend time with town newcomer P.D. Raines. P.D. knows that asking Elam Taggart to be her partner in the town's upcoming Wild West Games is a mistake. But she needs the prize money, and Elam is lean, hard, and tortured--a dangerous combination she can't seem to resist.As the competition heats up--to the point of peril--Elam and P.D. have to turn away from the past and embrace the passion that sparks between them in order to escape the threat to their lives.
Risking his neck is all in a day's work... Tough and relentless, Cord Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being a mercenary for hire. But this time the job is personal. Having barely survived a murder attempt from an elusive enemy, Cord is determined to neutralize his foe-the head of a multinational corporation that fronts a child labor ring. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with the Lassiter Detective Agency, where he's reunited with his childhood friend Maggie Barton. Maggie is no longer the impressionable young woman he once knew. She is now strong, independent and in charge of her own life-and, professionally, Cord's equal. She has one vulnerability: a tragic secret from her past that threatens her relationship with Cord...and sets her up as a pawn for his deadly enemy. Cord cannot afford to be distracted during the most important case of his life. But Maggie plays an indispensable part in unraveling the links to his enemy's crimes. Forced to trust each other for their very survival, Cord and Maggie embark on a lethal game of cat and mouse that can leave only one winner standing.
WANTED Ryder Smith Dead or Alive He was dangerous--and gorgeous... a man wanted by many... When Willow Kane set out in search of her truant sister Tansy, she never imagined she'd have to go back a century to find her...or that she'd find love in the form of a reckless renegade named Ryder. With his blond hair, blue eyes and dark mustache, Ryder was a dead ringer for the Sundance Kid, with a reputation to match. Though Ryder was a mystery Willow longed to unravel, a century weighed heavily between them, as did a question on her lips: Could their love transcend the boundaries of time?