Category : Western Historical Romance

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Independence has another mystery to solve!

Two, if anyone’s counting …

Sheriff Jace Diamond and his friend Fletcher Vander solved the mystery of Jasper Munson, (Mail-Order Bride Ink: Dear Mr. Vander) a man murdered just before his mail-order bride stepped off the train to meet him. Now Fletcher was happily married to the woman. But that didn’t explain the next mail-order bride to show up in town, this one claiming she was there to marry Jace!

Katie Haverdash was a bookworm and librarian in search of a little adventure. When she began writing the seemingly stalwart Sheriff Diamond, she thought what could be better? A solid man with an adventure-filled job! But Katie gets more than she bargained for when she gets off the train only to find that her betrothed isn’t a betrothed at all. In fact, he didn’t even know she was coming! Now, what was she going to do? Plenty, if she wanted to stay alive. Someone isn’t too happy she’s in town and it’s up to Sheriff Diamond to keep her safe and find out who wants to do away with her. Will love blossom in the midst of danger? Find out in this, sweet, fun western historical romp full of adventure and romance! 

Titles in the Mail-Order Bride Ink series include – Dear Mr. Weaver – Dear Mr. Turner – Dear Mr. Comfort – Dear Mr. Comfort – Dear Mr. Vander – Dear Mr. White – Dear Mr. Miller – Dear Mr. Comforts – Dear Miss Cucinotta –  Dear Mr. Kincaid – Dear Mr. Diamond – Dear Mr. Stone –

(I’ve enjoyed all of the titles in the Mail-Order Bride Ink series, however, many of those earlier titles were reviewed on a website of mine that unfortunately no longer exists.  At this time I have no intention of recreating those reviews here at Keeper Bookshelf.  They can be found on Goodreads should you desire to read them.)

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Chet is dead to his family. That’s good. Maria is a beauty he’d like to spend time with. That’s bad—for her.

Maria Hensley has moved to Creede, taken a job, and lives with several friends. As much as she loves her new independence, she begins to imagine a happily ever after when she meets Chet. She can’t explain it but knows they should be together.

Chet Newell grew up in a family embroiled in range wars in Arizona. As a result of a train robbery gone wrong, his family thinks he’s dead. He’s glad they do and makes plans to create a new life in Creede, Colorado as a deputy.

After one dance with Maria, he’s convinced she’s the perfect woman for him but knows he’s not good enough for the preacher’s daughter. How can Chet overcome his past to have a chance of letting Maria into his life and his heart?

Healing His Heart is the 49th and final title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

Be sure to look for the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series which includes (so far) – Two-Step with Tess by Jo Noelle – Allemande with Angel by P. Creeden – Moonlight with Alice by Amelia C. Adams – and more to come, I’m sure.

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A woman fighting to keep her family’s farm. A man hiding from the guilt that consumes him. The two angels determined to show each of them the power of forgiveness.

Sarah Abrahams hears the whispers around town and knows that no man would consider marrying her. Alone after her family’s death, she is now in danger of losing the farm and the only life she has known in Creede, Colorado. The bank won’t negotiate with her unless she is married, and she knows that no man would consider marrying her without expecting something in return. What she didn’t count on was the stranger from the North East that appeared on a rainy night and how a simple kindness could be repaid in a big way.

Ian Poole has been branded a coward and is on the run from the memories that plague him. He leaves his old life behind and heads West to find healing. Injured en route, he seeks refuge at a farm. When Ian finds out Sarah needs help, can this be the opportunity to redeem himself?

Married by Midnight is the 48th title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

(Now that the Cowboys and Angels series has ended with the 49th title – I need to binge read to catch up – be sure to look for the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series)

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A woman with the face of an angel.
A man with the grace of … well, he could use some.

Maxwell Donovan has the chance to prove himself as a Pinkerton detective. Unfortunately, he’s not very good at being one. In fact, its not that he’s short on brains, just balance, which lands him in more trouble than he’d care to admit. Then along came an angel …

Angel Thorne came to Creede to escape the matrimonial wiles of her aunt. But being a nurse in a place like Creede has its own trouble. Like everywhere else, no one can see past her pretty face, which makes Angel figure on a lifetime of spinsterhood. After all, she wants a man that will love her for her mind as well. Will she ever find such a man?

Nursing the Newcomer is the 47th title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

(Now that the Cowboys and Angels series has ended with the 49th title – I need to binge read to catch up – be sure to look for the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series)

When Mary Olson’s husband passed away, she purchased a large home and converted it into a boarding house as a means of supporting herself. With the help of her good friend and housekeeper, Patty, she’s able to meet her obligations, but there’s still something missing in her life, a hole created by the absence of love.

Christopher Hoffman has important business to conduct in the town of Creede, and he needs a place to stay. He was hoping for a clean room and hot meals, which he received – but what he wasn’t planning on was a landlady with haunted eyes and an indomitable spirit.

They each have loved, and they have each lost. Can they now find what they’re missing in each other?

Honoring Her Heart is the 46th title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

(Now that the Cowboys and Angels series has ended with the 49th title – I need to binge read to catch up – be sure to look for the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series)

He wants someone to share his heart. She wants someone to share her life. Can two friends find true love together?

Katie “Long Shot” Dickson has to make a choice before time runs out. When a man with whom she corresponds proposes marriage, Katie’s heart tugs her toward the offer. However, tender feelings toward Judge Milton have recently emerged, and she’s torn with her decision. Should she decline the proposal and take a chance on the judge, possibly losing both?

Judge Ernest Milton is a tough man. As a circuit judge in the new state of Colorado, he travels through the mining country, dispensing justice with little time for personal commitments before moving on to the next town and case. Just as he recognizes his love for Katie, he stands to lose her to another man.

Will Ernest and Katie seize the spark between them or suffer the ache of lost love?

Proposal by Post is the 45th title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

(Now that the Cowboys and Angels series has ended with the 49th title – I need to binge read to catch up – be sure to look for the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series)

A widow who thought she would never love again.

A widower still mourning his dead wife.

An angel determined to give them a second chance at love.

After her beloved husband passed, widow Frances Brown thought love was meant for the young, not her. Hired to keep house and act as a chaperone for a young lady, Frances finally had something to fill her days. What she didn’t count on was meeting the young lady’s bitter father, Hal Stockton.

Hal Stockton is still mourning the loss of his wife, his home and his job. On the run with his daughter, he ends up in Creede, Colorado and takes on a new role as owner of a garment business, thanks to his now son-in-law. Though life will never be what it was, his world begins to look brighter until he meets the outspoken, passionate, and no-nonsense firecracker who is nothing like his wife.

When Hal starts spending more time with Frances, will he be able to let his guard down enough to invite a woman into his heart once more? Will Frances convince Hal to let go of his bitterness? Will the Pennyworths be able to convince them both that love is better the second time around?

Tempting the Tailor is the 44th title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

(Now that the Cowboys and Angels series has ended with the 49th title – I need to binge read to catch up – be sure to look for the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series)

A man bent on revenge
A woman determined to survive
A land that knows no mercy
Meet the Men of the Outlaw Trail

When Kate Winters is left stranded and defenseless in outlaw country, she knows there’s little chance she’ll make it out alive…until she stumbles across a ruthless gang hanging a cowboy for his cattle. She waits until the outlaws are gone, desperate enough to claim the dead man’s horse to make her escape—only to realize he’s not dead after all.

Those outlaws should have made damn sure Luke Bowden was good and gone. Now he vows he’ll have his revenge no matter the cost. But they’re miles away from the nearest town, and the woman who saved his hide won’t survive the ride back. He owes her his life—he owes her everything—and it doesn’t take long before he’s faced with a terrible choice: stand by Kate…or claim his revenge?

Titles in the Men of the Outlaw Trail series include – Ride the High Lonesome

The Present 

A girl who isn’t what she seems …

Lorelei Carson was different, always had been. She had a tough life and her chances of finding love were next to zero. She worked three jobs, barely got her first apartment, and was still enduring the lashing tongues of bullies from high school. She’d hoped once she moved out of her foster parents’ home that it would stop, but it only got worse. In fact, what was supposed to be the best night of her life became the worst when a borrowed dress is ruined and the shoes that went with it are stolen! Little did she know, her troubles had just begun.

The Past

An unsuspecting young man …

Jefferson Cooke, the eldest son of one of the famous Cooke brothers of the Triple-C Ranch wasn’t looking for love. Why bother when there were no young women around to marry? If he wanted a wife, he’d have to send for a mail-order bride and the thought didn’t appeal to him. In his mind, it was far too risky. His situation, therefore, was hopeless. Little did he know a prospect was about to show up and wearing a funny pair of shoes to boot! But that’s not all that was strange about the young woman put into his family’s care. No, there was more to her than meets the eye and Jefferson was about to find just out how much. But can two people from two different worlds find love? A better question is, can they fight it?

This story has a connection with several series that take place in Clear Creek that lightly connect.  The first Prairie Brides series includes – His Prairie Princess – Her Prairie Knight – His Prairie Duchess – Her Prairie Viking – His Prairie Sweetheart – Her Prairie Outlaw – Christmas in Clear Creek   And the second is the time-travel world of Geralyn Beauchamp (Kit Morgan’s alter ego) in the Fantasy / Time Travel genre. The Time Masters series includes – The Call – The Prophecy – The Legacy

Katerina Lorbiecki wanted to raise her daughter and continue her nursing career away from the memories and difficulties of living with her brother and sister-in-law and the unwanted advances of her employer. The young widow is recommended for a nurse’s position in the Western town of Creede, Colorado.

Logan O’Leary arrives in Creede to work with his brother after a failed romance. Leaving San Francisco for a small, quiet town seems like the best plan for his future.

Katerina and Logan feel a spark, but will the arrival of an unexpected old love dampen the new love blooming between them and can an angel in pink help them find their way?

Charming the Caregiver is the 43rd title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

(Now that the Cowboys and Angels series has ended with the 49th title – I need to binge read to catch up – be sure to look for the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series)

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