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When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher who's already left the city marshal and one of his deputies dead. Cole and Hitch are used to cleaning up after scavengers, but this one raises the stakes by playing not with the rules--but with emotion. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
When Dodge Mercer arrived in town, he headed out to the Lilley place to find work. On his way there, he met Nan, the oldest Lilley girl. And he fell in love. He met her family, got friendly with them, and became the target of a man who wants Nan to marry him, even though she doesn't want that.
Lisa Powers initially hated and feared the handsome Apache brave who captured her. Soon those feelings gradually changed and the two fell in love. The depth of their love and its survival are woven in a tapestry of adventure, challenge, fear and suspense that continues to the last word of this compelling novel.
Nothing could have prepared bounty hunter Trinity Smith for fiery-haired fugitive Victoria Davidge; his investigation may not uncover her secrets, but it will discover her searing passion.
An outlaw falls for his beautiful prisoner--but soon it's unclear who is being held captive by whom. . . He was heir-apparent to a ranching fortune, but Rick Peralta craved freedom. He found it in his disguise as El Cazador, a notorious gunman with a fast flight, a fleet horse--and the company of a woman whenever he pleased. But when he sets eyes on Jennie McCaine among his compadres, there's only one woman he wants. The rancher's daughter may be sheltered, but he can see that Jennie has a free spirit to match his own. . . No fantasy of romance had yet rivaled Jennie's love for the wildness of the land. And when she's kidnapped by a gang of desperados, she swears she'll die before giving herself to any man. But there is something about the rugged El Cazador that captures her attention in way that thrills, frightens, and awakens her. Now she will have to decide whether to trust him, and herself. . .
"Dusty takes readers into the real west at full gallop." --New York Times bestselling author Jodi ThomasWestern Heritage and Spur award-winning author Dusty Richards tells the thrilling saga of Chet Byrnes, a man who brought the spirit of Texas into Arizona Territory--and the guns to back it up...Have Gun, Will Battle Chet Byrnes has built a ranching empire from the ground up. And he's defended it with his sweat, blood and a ragtag band of ranch-hand fighters. Now a beautiful young Spanish widow comes into Chet's life, just as he starts off in search of a lost cattle drive. The search leads into the eye of a sprawling, violent storm.Chet, and his men--and his seductive new woman--end up on a wild ride through Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, where authorities want to confiscate the beeves for trespassing. With Indians, outlaws and an oppressive government crossing their path, Chet is on a cowboy's honeymoon: fighting and shooting all the way back home."Dusty Richards writes...with the flavor of the real West." --Elmer Kelton
To a sun-scorched frontier the Winchester rifle promised redemption from a hell of outlaw tyranny. In the hands of brave cavalry officers such as Cindy Holt's new husband, Reed Kerr, this superior weapon could be the true peacemaker of the West. But treachery has no honor, and an ambush could cut down youth and hope, not just in Yuma, but abroad, where West Pointer Capt. Henry Blake undertook a dangerous secret mission... and in Kentucky where famous scout Toby Holt--son of legendary wagonmaster Whip Holt--took aim at a scoundrel's heart. These men are forced to face their most dangerous enemies and with their hearts, minds, and bullets, protect and defend family, country, and decency in the epic ARIZONA!
Eastward, as far as the eye could see, stretched the Great Plains. Westward rose the Rockies, snowcapped shadows against the sky. In the middle flowed a mighty river-- silent, glistening, and turbulent--the bloodline of a wide and wild land. Three hard, tough men staked their claims on its potent shores; Jake Stonecipher, pioneer merchant, seeking his fortune--yet finding a war. Will Burke, a mountain man as savage as the wilderness itself. And Francisco Serrano, determined to carve a fertile ranch out of the stubborn soil. Three men blazing trails, forging a future...building lives as bold-- and as treacherous--as the Arkansas River.
Outlaws Frank and Jesse James eluded capture for sixteen years and became folk heroes. In 1882, after Jesse was killed, Frank surrendered and faced trial for murder. But how could Missouri convict a man so popular that the governor almost needed an appointment to visit him in jail? The James brothers are icons of Western Americana, but little has been heard about the circus-like trial that decided if Frank James was guilty of cold-blooded murder. With great care, Boggs has recreated the least-known saga of the James brothers' lives-the trial of Frank James.
THERE CAME A SIOUX MESSIAH Only fourteen years after the Sioux Nation's victory at Little Bighorn, they are a vanquished people living on reservations. Yet the old ways die hard. And when the Ghost Dance spreads across the West, calling the Sioux to the mystic dance of rebellion, many answer. Among those who respond is the fierce warrior hero of Little Bighorn, the great chief, Sitting Bull. Indian agent James McLaughlin and reservation teacher Willa Mae Ravory care deeply about the men and women they live and work with. But when the army moves to arrest Sitting Bull to end the frightening passion of the Ghost Dance, McLaughlin and Willa Mae must face the truth-about their love for the Sioux, and their loyalty to a government whose actions they deplore.
Tom Sandcrane must navigate the narrow path between his Cheyenne heritage and the white man's worldFor generations, the Sandcrane men have served their tribe as the keepers of the Sacred Arrows. When the time comes for Seth Sandcrane to pass the responsibility on to his son Tom, he waits with pride for his son to assume his place among the elders of the tribe. But Tom wants nothing to do with Sacred Arrows, ancient traditions, and the mystical heritage of the Cheyenne. It is 1896; the nation is growing, and Tom wants a place in the white man's world.He takes a job in the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a go-between for the government and the Cheyenne. When bureaucratic treachery forces Tom to become an outlaw, he must flee the land of his birth. As America teeters on the brink of the Spanish-American War, Tom Sandcrane will learn to fight--not with sacred arrows, but with a Colt .38.
Crystal meth, brushfires, and a murderer on the loose threaten Du Pré's tranquil Montana townDrought has come to Toussaint, Montana, and appendicitis has stricken the Métis Indian tracker and investigator Gabriel Du Pré. His appendix is bad enough, but what really hurts is being trapped in the hospital when he learns that Maddy Collins has been killed. As far as Du Pré knows, no one in town had cause to dislike the harmless old coot, much less bash her head in with a cast-iron hatchet. When the doctors release him, he goes looking for answers. Du Pré suspects a pair of boys who, despite their good upbringing, have fallen in with a gang of meth dealers. Not long after the murder, they vanish. As the town is threatened by a forest fire, he hunts for the two young men, not knowing whether they are alive or dead. When the inferno reaches Toussaint, no one will be safe.
New novellas in the Green Mountain, Harmony, Southern Belle Book Club, and Dare Island series!From four contemporary romance stars, stories filled with first kisses, first dances, and happily-ever-afters...You'll Be Mine by Marie Force: Will Abbott and Cameron Murphy are finally ready to tie the knot--as long as family, friends and a love-struck moose don't get in the way.Midnight Bet by Jodi Thomas: When cousins Rick and Lizzy Matheson of Harmony, Texas, wind up on the wrong side of an attempted shooting, they know they're in deep. Still, the biggest danger is losing their hearts--Rick to an old flame and Lizzy to an old friend she'd never noticed before...Wrapped Around Your Finger by Shirley Jump: Maggie McBride is just one of the guys in the hard-knocks world of construction. Until she's dared to ask Nick Patterson to a wedding, enticing her to knock down some walls--and risk falling in love.Carolina Heart by Virginia Kantra: Determined to leave her wild past behind, Cynthie Lodge is forging a new life for herself and her daughters--one that's man-free and drama-free. But when her high school crush shows up on Dare Island, he's determined to make her break her rules...From the Paperback edition.
Ron Hansen's critically acclaimed historical novel about the life and untimely death of America's most infamous outlaw, and his relationship with the young man who killed himBy age thirty-four, Jesse James was already one of the most notorious and admired men in America. Bank robber, train bandit, gang leader, killer, and beloved son of Missouri--James's many epithets live on in newspapers and novels alike. As his celebrity was reaching its apex, James met Robert Ford, the brother of a James gang member--an awkward, antihero-worshipping twenty-year-old with stars in his eyes. The young man's fascination with the legend borders on jealous obsession: While Ford wants to ride alongside James as his most-trusted confidant, sharing his spotlight is not enough. As a bond forms between the two men, Ford realizes that the only way he'll ever be as powerful as his idol is to become him; he must kill James and take his mantle. In the striking novel that inspired the film of the same name starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, bestselling author Ron Hansen retells a classic Wild West story that has long captured the nation's imagination, and breathes new life into the final days and ignoble death of an iconic American man.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century The kind of man for whom God created the gun, Smoke Jensen stands as a force of will in the brutal, lawless west. Messing with his wife is a bad idea. . . Into The Valley Of DeathSally has traveled to the silver-mining town of Goth, Colorado to open a restaurant with a friend. That's where she crosses paths with five bank robbers in a hurry to strike it rich. With the local sheriff lying dead in a pool of blood, Sally fights for her life while a frontier surgeon tries to work a miracle. Burning with fury, armed with a gun and a badge, Smoke Jenson goes on the hunt--a posse of one against a gang of outlaws more dangerous than he can know. Soon, Smoke is being lured into a trap at a place called Black Canyon--a deep, dark valley of death, from which only one man will emerge alive. . .
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyThe kind of man for whom God created the gun, Smoke Jensen stands as a force of will in the brutal, lawless west. Messing with his wife is a bad idea. . .Into The Valley Of DeathSally has traveled to the silver-mining town of Goth, Colorado to open a restaurant with a friend. That's where she crosses paths with five bank robbers in a hurry to strike it rich. With the local sheriff lying dead in a pool of blood, Sally fights for her life while a frontier surgeon tries to work a miracle. Burning with fury, armed with a gun and a badge, Smoke Jenson goes on the hunt--a posse of one against a gang of outlaws more dangerous than he can know. Soon, Smoke is being lured into a trap at a place called Black Canyon--a deep, dark valley of death, from which only one man will emerge alive...
At Night She Cries, While He Rides His Steed is a side-splitting satire that perfectly parodies romance novels and western dramas. Our hero, Saint James Street James is a tall, extremely muscular, 32-year-old man whose attributes and possessions include a mind stronger than Socrates on acid, a magnificent horse he loves more than anything in the world, a package so large that it requires a signature, a beautiful, passionate wife with a rack so perfect it belongs on a billiard table, a ton of children, and his own personal gold mine. His life, set in 1849 against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush, is one long parade of amazing sex, dynamite montages, whiskey, and explosive gunfights. The kinds of things men could do when men were actually men. He is the richest man in town--equal parts loved and feared by all. But when the Schläger Brothers come to town, so too comes the end of the good times. St. James is forced to defend everything that matters to him (including, but not limited to: prostitutes, his horse, money, and drugs. Oh, and his wife and children too, sort of). God help anyone who stands in his way.
Determined to escape her horrible life in Ohio, Samantha Perry agrees to marry a man looking for a mail-order bride to join him in the Yukon where he is panning for gold. But she quickly learns, upon her arrival in the far north, Joel Houseman is not the man she expected him to be. Joel hides his secrets, and his reasons for wanting her to become his bride seem to have nothing to do with love. The fierce weather, the harsh conditions, and lies urge her to flee. Her heart longs to stay when Joel's hard exterior begins to fall away, and she sees the man he tries to hide. But he has lied to her before. Can she believe him now and find a love more precious than gold?
She's pregnant and snowbound with a hot Texan in this tale from USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig! Pregnant, abandoned and stranded in a Texas blizzard, nurse Savannah Grayson is grateful when billionaire rancher Mike Calhoun rescues her. The widowed father offers shelter-and only shelter-at his vast ranch. Determined to never love another woman again, Mike tries to do the right thing and resist his attraction to his vulnerable guest. As they spend cold days building snowmen with his son and long nights talking and kissing by the fire, Mike fights the thaw of his heart...a battle he just might lose.
Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything. Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next... unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be. . . As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?
Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next...unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be...As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?
Just how far are people willing to go to keep their secrets? Protecting the citizens of Beartooth, Montana, is never an easy job. It's been one year, and Sheriff Dillon Lawson still feels guilty that he couldn't save his twin brother, Ethan. But the biggest test of his bravery comes when Tessa Winters arrives, claiming to be pregnant...with Ethan's baby. At first, Dillon can't decide if this beautiful woman is a con artist or a victim. If Ethan didn't die in that car crash, then where is he-and why is he hiding? Now, Dillon is prepared to do anything to uncover the truth-anything except admit his growing feelings for Tessa. But with violence threatening, Tessa and Dillon must trust in each other to save not only themselves...but also Tessa's unborn child.