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When her father's debts, brought on by heavy drinking, threaten Leah Carlson's family ranch, she fights to save it. When handsome banker Steven Harding must decline her loan request, he determines to do what he can to help. Just as he arrives to serve as a much-needed ranch hand, Leah's family secrets--and the pain of her past--come to a head. They could destroy everything she's fought for. And they could keep her from ever opening her heart again.This is western historical romance that offers hope and healing to the deepest wounds in a woman's past.
The sixth installment of the Rendezvous series, from award-winning author Win Blevins The year is 1840, and the aging fur trapper Sam Morgan looks toward a bleak and uncertain future, despite 18 years spent trapping and exploring across the American West. The great fur trapping parties have ravaged the Rockies, leaving beaver and other prized pelts endangered or in hiding. Following the lead of others, Morgan determines to move to California with is daughter Esperanza, where he hopes to settle into a quiet and respectable life. California represents a bitterness for Morgan, whose Crow wife Meadowlark had died within the Mexican territory. Her uncle (Flat Dog) will accompany Morgan to California, along with the irascible Hannibal MacKye. Hoping simply to sell a herd of Appaloosas for profit, Morgan finds himself in quite a fix when the party encounters the terrified Lei Palua, who is being tracked by a notorious psychopath by the name of Kanaka Boy, who has wrought havoc on the peaceful Indian villages of the Northwest. Little does Morgan know that in taking her in, he is risking his life--and the life of his loved ones. Dreams Beneath Your Feet is perhaps the most riveting tale within the series canon, and readers will love the new scenery and cast of characters as Morgan makes his most important journey deep into the West.
The Last Gunfighter series by William W. Johnstone continues to expand the reach of the author's creative powers, placing the American frontier front and center with tales of down-and-out drifters, simple settlers, gregarious gunmen and loathing lawmen. In The Drifter, farmer Frank Morgan was an honest man with a future and a family before a barbarous baron pushed him off his hard-earned Colorado homestead. Now drifting through the New Mexico territory, Frank has given up his future and embraced his past: as a gunfighter, the only profession left to this most desperate desperado. But just when he thinks he's got nothing to live for, the citizens of the mining town that took him in find themselves in a precarious situation. the mining town that took him in is in a precarious predicament themselves. Their only hope is the quick draw and resolute spirit of...The Drifter.
Arizona Territory, 1881Rescue the girl, claim the reward, get out of town. It's the kind of mission that Carl Ritter has completed many times before. Except that Jade Armstrong is no meek captive. She's a strong-willed, half-Apache beauty. And instead of leaving town, Carl agrees to marry her.Without a white husband, Jade will lose her land. The rugged bounty hunter offers a temporary marriage, just long enough to father the child she needs to secure her inheritance. But the fierce mutual desire unleashed on their wedding night kindles a fire neither expected, turning a business arrangement into a union forged in pleasure....
The author of Give It All and Lay It Down reveals how it all started in this prequel novella to the Desert Dog series...Jeremiah Church and Raina Harper have been close since they were kids, back when life was all about hot Nevada summers spent running wild on the backs of their motorcycles with their friends. Now in their thirties, their lives are changing, and so is the way Miah looks at Raina--a sizzling tension has begun to smolder, impossible to ignore. Miah is a man of simple pleasures--after a long day overseeing his family's cattle ranch, a cool drink in his hand and a barstool under his backside are all he needs. Except lately, Miah's begun looking at his bartender differently. Raina is Miah's polar opposite--she's as hot-headed as he is self-possessed, as wild as he is steady. And though they're a recipe for disaster, the mutual attraction brewing between them is too tempting to deny. But when bottled-up desires hit this hard, this fast, after so long, the results are positively explosive. And while the affair is hot enough set the badlands on fire, when the flames burn out, will their lifelong friendship survive, or go up in smoke? Praise for Cara McKenna "Gritty and compelling."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks "Sweet, smoking-hot, standout romance."--Beth Kery, New York Times bestselling author of The Affair "Very sexy."--USA Today "Dirty and mesmerizing."--Fiction Vixen
In the latest installment of Craig Johnson's New York Times bestselling Longmire series, Wyoming's beloved lawman takes on his coldest case yet When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire's jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum--until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, a number of groups step forward to claim her, including Danny's family, the tribe, and the federal government. As Wyoming's Acting Deputy Attorney and a cadre of FBI officers descend on the town, Walt is determined to find out who would benefit from Danny's death, enlisting old friends Lucian Connolly and Omar Rhoades, along with Dog and best friend Henry Standing Bear, to trawl the vast Lone Elk ranch looking for answers to a sixty-five million year old cold case that's heating up fast.From the Hardcover edition.
Funny, sad, full of wonderful characters and the word-perfect dialogue of which he is the master, McMurtry brings the Thalia saga to an end with Duane confronting depression in the midst of plenty. Surrounded by his children, who all seem to be going through life crises involving sex, drugs, and violence; his wife, Karla, who is wrestling with her own demons; and friends like Sonny, who seem to be dying, Duane can't seem to make sense of his life anymore. He gradually makes his way through a protracted...
Dalton Chance's family has been massacred by a band of Indians, but only by trusting an Indian scout, Lone Wolf, can he find the men truly responsible for the horrible crime.
More than two decades after his death, John Wayne is still America's favorite movie star. He has become a cultural icon whose stature seems to grow with the passage of time. In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on Wayne's human side, portraying a complex personality defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength.
With a contemporary Western flavor and plenty of intrigue and suspense, Gary Hart's latest novel Durango brings readers into the world of the small southwest Colorado town as the close-knit community is rocked by scandal and controversy. As a drawn-out battle for water rights looms over the town, one of Durango's most eminent citizens, stoic former politician Daniel Sheridan, is implicated in a shocking transgression, forcing him to clear his name and resolve the contention that has weighed upon his hometown for decades. Drawing on the classic themes of loyalty, honor, redemption, and the land, Durango presents an unforgettable saga of the American west. Gary Hart has been and continues to be one of America's great public servants for almost four decades, from his role in the 1972 McGovern campaign to his years as a visionary senator, from his leadership on national security matters before and after 9/11 to his contributions as a respected statesman on various issues. He is the author of several books, including The Thunder and the Sunshine: Four Seasons in a Burnished Life, as well as two novels published under the pseudonym John Blackthorn. Hart lives in Denver, Colorado.
Mankind has fought the war against ghouls of all kinds since the beginning of time. The last stronghold of evil in the known world is the American frontier, but for how long? Bounty hunter Uriah Zane and US marshal Aubrey Coffin are humanity's last hope to rid the world, once and for all, of this demon scourge... The Hell's Angels are a gang of werewolves who have escaped from Hellsgarde Federal Penitentiary. Originally they were recruited out of eastern Europe by Abraham Lincoln to mercilessly tear the Confederates into submission at Gettysburg, thus ending the Civil War. But the Hell's Angels never returned home. They headed west-to join the legions of other ghouls...Armed with an arsenal of weapons, the deadliest being Marshal Aubrey Coffin, notorious ghoul-hunter Uriah Zane must stop the hordes of shape- shifting creatures pushing west. Aided by a beautiful Mexican witch and necromancer, werebeasts are searching the deserts for a coveted key, a key that could give the ghouls everlasting life and final dominion over the earth-with humans as their servants.But first they must face the wrath of Zane, a man who understands better than most the twisted soul of the wolves....
A collection of short frontier stories personally selected and introduced by the author.
Normally the Coulter brothers paid no mind to some varmint's love life. But Win and Joe were down to their last dollars, so they agreed to find the guy's long-lost lover, a little filly named Cat Clay. But Cat was living in the middle of a Mexican ranch war -- with bullets flying thicker than blazes! Now Win and Joe Coulter have to find a killer, settle a ranch dispute and rescue a lovely lady without going six feet under. All in a day's work. . .
Second in a hot contemporary cowboy romance trilogy featuring three brothers desprately trying to save their ranch, and their pride. Sexy rancher Dylan is temporarily covering his brother's shift at the Lucky Star ladies club when he meets Ronnie DelVecchio, a darkhaired beauty with snapping green eyes. Sparks and tempers fly and Dylan can't resist the urge to see what it would be like to kiss her senseless.
Dylan Quade was a man's man, whether he was running cattle on his Bar X ranch, breaking a bronc or carousing in the rowdy saloons of Jackson Hole. He had no use for any woman, least of all the bedraggled charity case his shiftless kin were trying to palm off on him. Rachel Sutter had been wedded and widowed on the same day, and now his dirt-poor cousins were claiming she'd make Dylan a fine wife. Not if he had anything to say about it!
Hailed as "rodeo's bad boy" for his talent at taming bulls and women, Dylan Creed likes life in the fast lane. But when the daughter he rarely sees is abandoned by her mother, Dylan heads home to Stillwater Springs ranch. Somehow the champion bull rider has to turn into a champion father-and fast. Town librarian Kristy Madison is uncharacteristically speechless when Dylan Creed turns up for story time with a toddler in tow. The man who'd left a trail of broken hearts-including her own-is back...and this time Kristy's determined to tame his wild ways once and for all.
There's a new sheriff in Fallbrook ... Meet Dylan McBride. Jessie Thompson had one hell of a week. Dylan McBride, the boy she loved, skipped town without a word. Then her drunk of a father tried to kill her, and she fled Fallbrook, vowing never to return.Eight years later, her father is dead, and Jessie reluctantly goes home--only to come face-to-face with the man who shattered her heart. A man who, for nearly a decade, believed she was dead.Dylan accepted the position as sheriff of Fallbrook looking for a fresh start and a chance to uncover the truth about Jessie's disappearance. He knew he'd have to face a few ghosts ... he just never thought one would be Jessie, all grown up, stunning ... and alive.The pull between them is instant, but Dylan's heart has already mourned Jessie, and she has secrets she can never share. Can they escape the darkness of their past for a chance at a bright future together?
Life Is Cheap In Arizona Territory In Phoenix a sheriff guns down a banker and robs him of a document. Going to the banker's aid, a witness hears the dying man's last words and takes hold of the map the sheriff was really after. By the time the crooked lawman realizes he has the wrong document, Jolene Wellington is on the run--and framed for the murder of the banker. Back east, Falcon MacCallister's famous brother and sister plead with him to find a young woman who has vanished out West. Her name is Jolene Wellington. Back in Arizona Territory, Falcon will be one of many men searching for Jolene and for a mysterious treasure hidden in haunted Indian land. But with a hired killer and a deadly deception facing Falcon, his search is leading him straight to a slaughter. There, he'll get his answers--in the most vicious fight of his life. . .
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyFame And The Fighting ManA long way from Montana Territory, Falcon MacCallister is back east, visiting his family, with Buffalo Bill Cody by his side. When the government asks both men to take a break from being famous to get back to fighting, Falcon and Buffalo Bill head west-into a hornet's nest of trouble. A renegade Indian has followed his vision of bloodshed on a once peaceable territory. A land baron uses the slaughter as an excuse to clear out a valley. And the U.S. Army, trying to keep the peace, is backstabbed by a traitor. Now, Falcon and Cody are headed into this beautiful, vast and deadly land. A place where history, spirits, greed, and guns have come together-and hot lead is roaring like a prairie fire...
The Greatest Western Writer of the 21st Century Fame And The Fighting Man A long way from Montana Territory, Falcon MacCallister is back east, visiting his family, with Buffalo Bill Cody by his side. When the government asks both men to take a break from being famous to get back to fighting, Falcon and Buffalo Bill head west-into a hornet's nest of trouble. A renegade Indian has followed his vision of bloodshed on a once peaceable territory. A land baron uses the slaughter as an excuse to clear out a valley. And the U. S. Army, trying to keep the peace, Is backstabbed by a traitor. Now, Falcon and Cody are headed into this beautiful, vast and deadly land. A place where history, spirits, greed, and guns have come together-and hot lead is roaring like a prairie fire. . .
Danger is his destiny... When his homecoming is rocked by an explosion, former FBI agent Rick Cloud puts R & R on hold. His undercover instincts warn him he's the target; his Navajo gifts tell him the reason is well hidden...deep in the walls of Copper Canyon. And only local beauty Kim Nelson can lead him to it. He saved her life in the explosion, now she must help him save his. Is love his legacy? Concealed in the canyon is a message from his medicine-man foster father that only Rick can decipher. But someone will kill to keep it there. Trapped in the line of fire, the lawman loner knows only one thing: he must protect Kim from danger...and himself from giving in to desire.
A "New York Times"-bestselling author lights up the Old West with an emotionally riveting new historical romance--a tale of love, danger, and redemption, featuring the ancestors of the beloved Coulter family.
"This, beyond any doubt, is the best book Miss Haywood has ever written. It is an on-the-spot picture of an authentic Texas ranch. It begins with riotous fun, it growls into swift adventure, and it culminates in real depth of feeling." When Eddie Wilson's pet goat Gardenia ate a hole in the top of his father's new convertible, even Eddie, who loved her dearly, knew it was time for Gardenia to move on. Mr. Wilson decided to send her, personally conducted by Eddie, to Uncle Ed's ranch and to let Eddie stay there for a visit. As soon as Gardenia was put in the baggage car, she set up an unremittant "Ba-a-ah" until the baggage man released her from her crate on Eddie's assurance that she would lie down quietly and go to sleep. It was then that Gardenia really went into action. There was not a dull moment for anyone on the train or at the stations where it stopped. But, as the porter said, when Uncle Ed met the train at San Antonio and asked if Eddie had been any trouble to him, "Oh, no! No trouble at all,, just a little excitement." The excitement continued when Eddie and Gardenia took up residence on the ranch. Although Gardenia did not learn much from her experiences (being, after all, only a goat), Eddie did from his. He learned to be a good cowboy and, in so doing, developed self-reliance and dependability. Eddie, who always had plenty of personality, has character now as well. He still tickles the funny bone, but he also touches the heart." You can read more of Eddie's fun adventures in Little Eddie and Eddie and the Fire Engine. Both books and more books by this author are in the Bookshare collection.
FROM THE BACK COVER: The year is 1866. The region is the Arizona Territory. The town is called Rainbow. The cavalry are there. So is an English gambler. So is Edge. Outside the town waits Cochise and his Apaches. They are all together at Rainbow's end
Gilman takes the anti-hero Edge, a loner, half-breed psychopath, western outsider, and amoral existentialist, on another adventure in the American West. The icons of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns of the American West: violence, heat, dust and bloodshed, mix with sex, black humour and the western landscape.
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