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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

One Real Cowboy

Janette Kenny - 2007
    Money in hand, he's going to get as far away from Revolt, Kansas, as a fast horse can take him.PBut Cord soon finds that he admires his Trixie's reckless courage -- not to mention she's one great kisser. Maybe he's crazy to hope for a real future with her instead of heading for the hills, but now that someone's staking a dangerous claim to her farm, Cord's decided to stick around as long as the lady needs protecting. That wedding ring he put on her finger means her reputation is safe -- and he's determined to win her heart. Cord Tanner may not be the most refined man on the frontier, but he sure is the lovingest...

Marshal in Petticoats

Paty Jager - 2006
    Her accident-prone nature, however, makes the task difficult as well as throws her into the arms of an unsuspecting drifter. All Gil Halsey wants is to bring back the boss's son and secure the foreman job on a large cattle ranch. He's been running from his past and has finally found a place to settle. That is until a scrawny, greenhorn marshal turns out to be an enticing, young woman who lures him from his path.

A Wife for Big John

Lauri Robinson - 2008
    It's the latest model and makes her believe her cooking alone will encourage the Boss Man to let her stay until she has enough money to travel to California and be reunited with the man she promised to marry.Big John Thompson returns from the spring river drive to find the man he hired to cook for the lumberjacks is a slip of a girl—Danielle Jones. To make matters worse, Miss Jones decides John needs a wife, and sets out to find him one… This is a new release of a previously published edition.

Ride the Wind

Constance O'Banyon - 2000
    In a desperate bid to rescue his best friend's bride-to-be, Reese Starrett thundered across the dusty plains, praying for a miracle. Because it would take a miracle to save the beautiful and pampered Saber Vincente from death, or worse, at the hands of her kidnappers. Dealing with a lowdown snake like Graham Felton, Reese expected hardship, expected bloodshed. The only thing he didn't expect was to fall in love with the innocent qirl entrusted to his care. But beneath the endless, starry Texas skies her sweet warmth beckoned him, her soft lips smiled an inescapable seduction, and he knew that no matter what the consequences, together they must...Ride the Wind.

A Different Shade of Blue

Hildie McQueen - 2013
    Now that everyone expects him to marry her, can he risk that kind of pain again?Neither Nora nor Grayson plan to go through with the marriage, not when their pasts are obstacles too great to overcome. But when the tides turn and those that demanded the wedding now try pull them apart, they decide to fight it.

Delilah's Flame

Andrea Parnell - 1988
    Tabor Stanton is a brooding cowboy fleeing his own troubled past who finds himself unwillingly caught up in the mysterious Delilah's web of deceit.Determined to get his own revenge on the seductress, Tabor learns too late that no man can escape being burned by the passion and desire of Delilah's Flame.Delilah's Flame — a scorching Guns & Garters Western Historical Romance from Andrea Parnell!Guns & Garters Western Historical Romances by Andrea Parnell Delilah's Flame Devil Moon My Only Desire


Georgina Gentry - 2010
    The half-breed Santee Sioux bears the twisted scars that made him the fastest, deadliest gunfighter in Texas. Diablo will never forget the kind cattleman who once took him in, but it is his torturer who haunts his every thought. And when some powerful Wyoming ranchers come looking to hire ruthless men for a wicked job, Diablo seizes the opportunity to settle a score...Her name is Sunny, and she more than lives up to it. She's a dazzling ray of light -- and the bride-to-be of Hurd Kruger, the man who scarred Diablo. What better way to destroy Kruger than to capture, dishonor, and dump his greatest prize? It's a perfect plan, except for the one thing Diablo never counted on...the only thing that could turn him away from the dark side, the angel who could save his bedeviled soul...

After Sundown

Shelly Thacker - 1999
    Marshal Lucas McKenna has brought down some of the most notorious outlaws in the West. Now he’s on a personal mission: hunting the woman who killed his brother. Antoinette Sutton is running for her life. The evidence against her is overwhelming—and no one will believe the truth about what happened. Lucas captures the dark-haired beauty in Colorado, but before he can take her back to Missouri to stand trial, the two are snowbound in a remote mining town. During the firelit nights of a Rocky Mountain winter, lawman and prisoner are caught in a dance of danger…and desire.An RWA RITA Award Finalist: Best Historical Romance of the Year"Fast-paced and poignant. One of the best romances of the year." -The Oakland Press"Refreshing. Capable and strong characters, true emotion...this is a much better offering in the western romance department than many I have read, and if you've been looking to try a novel in this genre, I recommend this one.""Shelly Thacker's masterful handling of complex emotions is as impressive as her storytelling ability. This fresh, intriguing, sensual tale is just what romance readers are looking for. 4-1/2 stars (highest rating)" -RT Book ReviewsOriginally published by Dell under the title Into the Sunset. This Author's Preferred Edition has been revised by the author and includes new scenes never before published.

A Marriage by Chance

Carolyn Davidson - 2002
    J. T. Flannery. Then trouble struck the ranch, and Chloe had no choice but to accept J.T.'s offer of marriage — no matter how inconvenient!The only thing the stubborn beauty wanted less than a business partner was a husband, but it looked as if she was about to be saddled with both! But as the battle of wills between the two began to heat up, so did their mutual passion!

So Wide the Sky

Elizabeth Grayson - 1997
    Tattooed and emotionally scarred, Cassandra faces a life she hardly remembers. Two men attempt to understand her pain: the half-Indian scout Lone Hunter Jalbert, and her childhood sweetheart cavalry Captain Drew Reynolds who was left for dead in the attack that killed both their families and who has sworn retribution. Torn between two worlds and two men, Cassie must learn anew the true meaning of love, courage and forgiveness. AWARDS: Winner, Romance Communication Reviewers Award First Place, Wisconsin Romance Writers "Right Touch" Readers' Award. REVIEWS: "Ms. Grayson creates an emotional powerhouse... Superb!" ~Rendezvous. "...a compelling novel chock-full of western detail." ~Margot Mifflin, author of the non-fiction book The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman, on whom the main character of So Wide the Sky is based. THE WOMEN'S WEST SERIES, in series order So Wide the Sky Color of the Wind A Place Called Home Painted by the Sun Moon in the Water Bride of the Wilderness ABOUT ELIZABETH GRAYSON: Award-winning author, Elizabeth Grayson was a bookish child who loved stories of adventure and romance. She began writing in grade school and has never stopped. After teaching in elementary schools and at the St. Louis Art Museum, she began writing full time and has garnered many writing awards. Elizabeth lives in the mid-west with her husband and cat.

Orchids in Moonlight

Patricia Hagan - 1993
    Jaime Chandler, searching for her father, was in the care of the one man who could lead her safely to San Francisco. Cord Austin, kidnapped and raised by the Apache, had been branded a savage by white society. His bitter past had made him vow never to let passion sway his heart, and his passion for Jaime was a mirage he vowed to leave behind on the dusty trail. Still guarding the dark secret of his heritage, Cord rejoined the vaqueros on the golden coast. The search for her father led Jaime to a clifftop castle lush with vineyards and exotic flowers. Through a web of intrigue, deceit, and danger, she and Cord had to find their way to seize again the dazzling dream their destiny had promised.

To Have and to Hold

Leigh Greenwood - 2013
    But after a life of working odd jobs, Colby thinks he might just be ready to settle down. Until his fiancé jilts him for a man with more money. Naomi Kessling is already plagued by nightmares and a violent past when her wagon train is attacked. Colby saves her life, but Naomi is convinced he's been sent by the army to arrest her for a crime she can't remember. Colby will help her face her nightmares, but will her love be enough to break down the wall he's built around his heart?

Prairie Embrace

Rosanne Bittner - 1987
    Then, out of the blue, she met the heated gaze of a bronze-skinned, jet-haired Indian and suddenly the dry, barren landscape was lifeless no more. Her flesh tingled with his nearness; her blood sang through her veins as he leaned even closer. The gorgeous pioneer reminded herself that he was a savage heathen and beneath her regard but deep inside she knew her fate was forever bound to his!When the powerful Sioux warrior Tohave spotted the lone wagon trespassing on reservation land, he raised his lance and charged, intent on punishing the palefaces for invading his territory. But where he expected to see an ugly white-eyes, he found the creamy-skinned temptress who had haunted his dreams. He pulled her close so she wouldn't run away; he traced her lush curves to make sure she was real. Tohave hated her for coming West, but couldn't stop the swell of love that filled him with primitive passion, as he took her in his Prairie Embrace.

Lucas's Lady

Caroline Lee - 2018
    So he's sent off for a mail-order bride who won't ask questions and wants a baby as much as he does.He just doesn't expect to fall for her.Shannon Montgomery is not a solution. She's spent her life knowing she's ugly, thanks to the large birthmark on her face. Becoming a mail-order bride to a man who's never seen her seemed the ideal answer, but she's eaten up with guilt for not confessing her imperfection to him ahead of time. See, she didn't expect to arrive at Sunset Valley and give her heart to her husband quite so soon.And now they're out of luck.Lucas's problem doesn't go away with his marriage; if anything, it gets worse. Now Shannon is in danger too, and Lucas learns he's willing to do anything to protect her. But Verrick, the notorious gunslinger Lucas hires, is nothing like he seems, and turns Lucas's world on its head in more ways than one. Between Shannon and Verrick, Lucas needs to earn how to open his heart to his past...and his future. Heat level 3/5: contains violence, minor cursing, and sex behind closed doors