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Norah Hess - 2005
    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 refused to take her in, claiming she’d make Dylan a fine wife. Not if he had anything to say about it! But one good look at Rachel’s long, long legs and white-blond hair had the avowed bachelor singing a different tune. The beautiful mountain girl had too much pride to stay where she wasn’t wanted and soon Dylan was reduced to haunting the trading post where she’d found refuge, hoping for a glimpse of her moonlit loveliness. All he wanted was to prove he was different from the low-down snakes she’d known before, to convince her that he was a changed man, one who would give anything

The Lady Takes A Gunslinger

Barbara Ankrum - 2015
    everything a romance should be--funny, tender and charming." ~Jill Barnett, NYT Bestselling Author"I really loved this book!" ~Kat Martin, NYT Bestselling Author


Miriam Minger - 2019
    She’s supposed to deliver a letter to her late mother’s first love, so now she just has to find him. Should she accept an offer of assistance from that tall cowboy who’s as handsome as any man she’s ever seen? The sooner Mr. Caleb Walker gets her mother’s letter, the sooner Kari can get busy earning money as a seamstress for her train fare back to Minnesota! Seth Davis isn't expecting any surprises when he meets the train. He plans to pick up his uncle’s new racehorse and head back to Walker Creek Ranch. Yet what about that pretty little miss standing alone on the platform…all honey-gold curls, blue calico, and no taller than his chin? Is she lost? He’s never seen her before, though she looks oddly familiar, something telling Seth that his day just got a whole lot more interesting. Walker Creek Brides, a sweet Western historical romance series by award-winning author Miriam Minger that reminds us angels are near and love is where you least expect to find it.

Love Me with Fury

Cara Miles - 1991
    But even more frightening was Jess Wilder, the dangerous bounty hunter who pulled her from the wreckage and took her prisoner. She didn't understand why he called her by another woman's name, but when she met his fiery gaze, she vowed she'd do anything to escape her arrogant captor.


Bobbi Smith - 2009
    What he doesn’t know is that the bride-to-be isn’t who she claims to be either. Can a marriage based on two lies end in true love?


Ana Leigh - 2004
    Spying handsome Clay Fraser, she puts her flirty plan into action and wakes, the next morning, with a wedding band on her finger.Clay Fraser, a former Confederate soldier, is horrified to discover that he somehow got married last night -- and worse, to a Yankee. Worst of all, his new wife refuses to share his bed Sparks fly and attraction burns as the wagon train heads west, but it will take a love as expansive as the Western sky to show Rebecca and Clay how to claim the passionate new life that is their destiny....

Dear Penelope

Sharon Ihle - 2005
     Penelope is disappointed her fiancé isn't at the train depot, and sets out to find him only to discover he is about to marry another. Unable to afford a ticket home, Penelope convinces Sabastian that the Pearly Gates needs a hostess, then snags a part-time job setting type for the town's down-on-its-luck newspaper. Sabastian wishes he'd said "no" to the effervescent Penelope as there isn't a pair of boots she can't trip over, including her own, and she' just as good at setting type. When Penelope decides to help one of the paper's love-addled readers, the 'Dear Penelope' column becomes a booming success. Finally, life is good until Penelope's father arrives to drag his unwed daughter home. Leaving Penelope no choice, she asks Sabastian to marry her. But a marriage of convenience can be anything but...convenient. REVIEWS: "Brilliant, funny and mesmerizing." Affaire de Coeur Also by Sharon Ihle: THE PROUD ONES, in series order The Bride Wore Feathers The Half-breed Bride THE INCONVENIENT BRIDES, in series order: The Bride Wore Spurs Marrying Miss Shylo The Marring Kind The WILD WOMEN Series, in order" Untamed Wildcat Wild Rose Wild Hearts THE LAW AND DISORDER SERIES, in order: To Love a Scoundrel The Outlaw was No Lady A Lawman for Maggie The Law and Miss Penny ABOUT SHARON IHLE: Sharon Ihle is the bestselling author of more than a dozen historical romances set in the American West. A lifelong Californian, Sharon recently moved from the sunny beaches of San Diego to the frozen plains of North Dakota. Hard to believe, but it's true.

Texas Embrace

Rosanne Bittner - 1997
    And if she is found, she'll be considered an outcast. John Hawkins knows how it feels to be an outcast. They are a man and woman who have known violence and tragedy. Yet even with desperadoes and Indians all around them, John and Tessa discover they want something more--a chance at happiness.

Kid Calhoun

Joan Johnston - 1993
    . . and a cache of stolen gold that had mysteriously disappeared. But the lawman's problems had only just begun. Fighting his desire for the outlaw he had sworn would not escape justice, Jake Kearney was soon torn between his duty . . . and his love. . . .Anabeth knew she had found her match in the rugged loner who taught her the joys of passion . . . while she taught him the exquisite perils of love. She also knew that Anabeth "Kid" Calhoun was one outlaw both willing and eager to fall into the long arms of the law!

Heart of a Family

Rita Hestand - 2014
    But now, four years later, she was out of money, and short on ideas. She had to form a plan. The only thing she could come up with was to find a husband that would help her. She'd never done anything so bold in her life.

The Independent Bride

Leigh Greenwood - 2004
    Fort Lookout: It was a rugged outpost where soldiers, cattlemen and Indians lived on the edge of open warfare, the last place any woman in her right mind would choose to settle. Abby: She is everything a man should avoid—with a figure made for temptation, a face of beauty and an expression of stubborn determination. Colonel Bryce McGregor knew there was no room for such a woman at his fort or in his heart. But no matter how many obstacles he put in her path, Abby was determined to make a go of her father's store. And as she received proposal after proposal from his troops, Bryce realized the only man he could allow her to marry is himself.

A West Breeze of Love

Aurora Hanson - 2019
    Facing this dreadful situation, she sees only one option: going undercover as a man and infiltrating the same gang that brought tragedy to her family. But when one of the gang members turns out to be someone she's met before and finds out her secret, how long will it be until things get ugly? Philip is an active member of one of the most notorious criminal gangs. Even though their leader is his childhood friend, he can't help but question their violent techniques. But when Philip discovers a dangerous secret about the new member that has recently joined them, things will get much more complicated. Will he choose his friendship over the charming lady who managed to deceive them? Or will he give in to his feelings about her, risking their lives? When choosing sides becomes a matter of life and death, Jessie and Philip will have to decide whether they can really trust each other. Will Jessie eventually find justice for her father? Or will she end up risking both her life and her only chance for a new start?

Stolen Ecstasy

Hannah Howell - 1991
    So when she witnesses a bank robbery in progress, she doesn't think of the consequences. She steals a gun, barges in--and finds herself being held captive within minutes.The moment Hunter Walsh locks eyes on Leanne, he knows he should leave her behind. The desire he feels for her is a distraction he doesn't need. But abandoning a brave, impulsive woman is turning out to be much harder than it should be. For even the most ruthless outlaw can't ignore an irresistible temptation...

Sunrise Over Texas

M.J. Fredrick - 2010
    Stranded with her mother- and sister-in-law to care for, with no hope of rescue before winter sets in, Kit has only one goal: survival. So when a lone horseman appears on the horizon, and then falls from his mount in fever, Kit must weigh the safety of her family against offering aid and shelter to the handsome stranger.Trace Watson has lost everything that ever mattered to him. Trying to forget, he heads to the frontier colony of San Felipe, not caring if he lives or dies. But when he wakes to discover he's being nursed back to health by a brave young widow, he vows to repay her kindness by guiding the three women back to civilization, no matter what the cost.Soon, Kit and Trace are fighting the elements, Indian attacks and outlaws—as well as feelings they both thought were long buried...74,000 words

McCade's Way

Mara McBain - 2013
    Bitter, he immerses himself in the family farm until practicality demands he look for a new wife. But Trey is understandably gun-shy and the local ladies are leery of the gruff giant. On her own in depression-ravaged New York City, Genevieve Kelly has run out of options. Irish luck has graced her with ungainly height and bright copper hair, neither of which has potential suitors beating down her door. When the local priest says he knows a man in Virginia who is looking for a wife, she's skeptical. Yet a few letters later, Genevieve's on her way to wed a man she's never met. With the promise of a solid roof over her head and warm food in her belly, does she really need love too?