Tag : Western Historical Romance

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Three runaway brides
Determined to escape their fates
Flee West to find a freedom that can only be had
in a cowboy’s arms…

Desperate to escape an unhappy marriage, Boston socialite Evelyn Perkins flees west in hopes of losing herself to the dusty frontier. But when her train is boarded by outlaws, Evelyn is taken for ransom. Despite her terror, Evelyn fears being returned to her husband more. Refusing to co-operate, she becomes the responsibility of a man whose steady gaze threatens to pierce her brave façade and reach the wounded heart within.

Gabriel Sloan has his orders, but the haunting shadows in the pretty young woman’s eyes spark an intense protective instinct he can’t deny. Every look, every touch brings them closer together. He would do anything to protect her, but dangerous men are on their trail, and soon the two must face Evelyn’s darkest nightmare―or risk losing the unexpected joy they’ve found forever.

Titles in the Runaway Brides series include:  The Gunslinger’s Vow – The Cowboy’s Honor – The Outlaw’s Heart

If you are a reader who needs to know about every possible connecting story to a series, there is a short “introduction to the series” story entitled A Christmas Reunion in the 2017 Christmas Anthology Christmas in a Cowboy’s Arms.

He thinks he’s too old for her. She’s too shy to tell him he’s wrong.

Giles Mealing was looking forward to ending his service as the mayor of Creede, Colorado—except the only other person on the ballot is a known thug. Having a suspected criminal as the mayor would be like holding a match to a town that’s already a powder keg. Giles reluctantly takes back up the campaign, assisted by his secretary. Continuing his association with the lovely Diane would definitely be the only bright spot to winning the election.

Diane Turley loves working in the mayor’s office and more specifically, with the mayor. Although she detects no romantic feelings from him, she longs for them. As a result, she hides her own attraction deep inside. She can’t imagine working for anyone else. So for completely selfish reasons, she organizes efforts toward his re-election, drawing unwanted attention from dangerous men seeking power.

It takes a desperate enemy to wake them up to what they could have together.

Match for the Mayor is the 40th 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)

Find your very own cowboy to keep warm these long, wintry nights as you cozy up with six sweeping, epic tales of heroism, passion, family and celebration from bestselling authors Leigh Greenwood, Rosanne Bittner, Linda Broday, Margaret Brownley, Anna Schmidt, and Amy Sandas.

Fall in Love with Christmas

Whether it’s a widower finding an unexpected new start, a former outlaw and his new wife welcoming their very own Christmas miracle, a long-lost lover returning just in time for a special holiday celebration, a second chance at love between two warring hearts given peace at last, an unlikely pair working together to bring joy to a small Texas town, or a cowboy and his dark-eyed beauty snowed in one unforgettable wintry eve…every Christmas with a cowboy is filled with light, laughter, and a forever kind of love.

Titles within this anthology include — A Fairy Tale Christmas by Leigh Greenwood – Christmas in Paradise by Rosanne Bittner – A Christmas Wedding by Linda Broday – A Love Letter to Santa by Margaret Brownley – One Snowy Christmas Eve by Anna Schmidt – Through the Snow by Amy Sandas

Abigail McKinnie refuses to allow her sisters to be dispersed across the nation as mail order brides. Despite the fact the union soldiers took everything from them during their march through Atlanta-their lands scorched, the house burned, food stolen-she won’t give up. With a plan in place, she sets out for Kansas to her second cousin under the guise of marriage. But instead, she plans to convince him that the seven of them can help run the homestead for him. Her plan is full proof until she makes the arduous journey to discover he’s dead.

Owen Baker vows to never have a woman in his life again after the death of so many in his life, but when Abigail McKinnie struts onto his land claiming ownership on behalf of her dead cousin, he’s dumbfounded by her drive and beauty. Despite her abilities and their attraction, he vows to throw her over his horse to deliver her to the first train home the minute she recuperates from her trip.

Titles in the McKinnie Mail Order Brides series include – Love on the Prairie – Love in the Rockies – Love on the Plains – Love on the Ranch – His Holiday Promise (novella) -Love on the Sound – Love at the Coast –

A woman with her sights on San Francisco.

A man scarred by his past.

An angel determined to bake up a marriage between two stubborn souls.

Georgina Jacobs plans on moving to San Francisco and marrying a very wealthy man. After her beloved aunt has been injured, she heads to Creede, Colorado to help her aunt recovery. What she didn’t count on was having to save the family bakery; a woman claiming to be an angel saying she was sent to help Georgina find love; her aunt’s broody neighbor or his equally annoying cat.

Charlie Stockton was once considered one of the most handsome men in the lower east side of New York. Now he is stuck living with his sister and her new husband until his body and mind heal. Any person who sees him would run at the first sight of his scarred body, and Charlie wouldn’t blame them. He has no intention of becoming a permanent resident of Creede. Then he meets the woman who lives behind them, and maybe Creede doesn’t look so bad after all. If he could only convince her that he doesn’t have a cat!

When Georgina discovers his secret will she stay or run? Will Charlie’s broken body keep him away from the one thing he desires more than anything? Will Mrs. Pennyworth be able to help them both and does she have assistance this time?

Beauty and the Baker is the 39th 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.

Kari Hagen didn’t want to come to Walker Creek, Texas, but she made a promise.  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. 

Titles in the Walker Creek Brides series include — Kari – Ingrid – Lily –

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.

Rebecca Wigg is tall, slender, blonde and blue-eyed, headstrong and independent. She loves living at the Wigg School and Foundling Home where she was raised but finds she and the other teachers the school is closing. She chooses to be a mail-order bride, having faith the Lord will provide her a good husband. One of the things she wants to accomplish is to build a school to help others develop their own sense of self. She answers an ad in the Brides Bulletin. 

Declan McTiernan is the youngest brother to Dermot McTiernan. He has come to Texas from Ireland to help his brother and sister-in-law, Katie, on their ranch just north of Dallas. Declan has always been the spoiled favorite of the family and in and out of trouble. Nothing serious, gambling, fighting, etc. Katie decides he needs a woman to settle him down and give him some responsibility. Together with her cousin Matelyn, she writes and sends an ad to the Brides Bulletin in hopes a woman will find her ad appealing. 

Rebecca’s Renegade is the eighteenth story in the multi-author series ‘The Alphabet Mail-Order Brides’.  For a complete listing of the authors and their titles in this multi-author series please visit our The Alphabet Mail-Order Bride page.

This title also connects to the Brides of Texas Code series which included — Katie and the Irish Texan – Matelyn and the Texas Ranger – Angel and the Texan from County Cork – Faith and the Texas Lawyer – Ada and the Texas Cavalryman – Rebecca’s Renegade

Evil touched Quinlan once. Will it do so again?

The best thing that ever happened to Quinlan Clark was the day the law took her to an orphanage. Now, the time has come for Quinlan and the other young teachers to go out on their own as mail-order brides. But childhood nightmares still haunt Quinlan, keeping her terror of men firmly set.

After ten years of hunting the men who killed his brother, Will Adams has finally come home. His mother, determined to spoil grandbabies, finds him a mail-order bride he has no interest in. But from the moment Will lays eyes on his skittish bride, he’s smitten.

With secrets between them, the two try to start a life together, but one of their pasts isn’t through with them yet. Can Will kill to protect someone he loves? And is Quinlan’s new husband just like her bloodthirsty father?

Quinlan’s Quest is the seventeenth story in the multi-author series ‘The Alphabet Mail-Order Brides’.  For a complete listing of the authors and their titles in this multi-author series please visit our The Alphabet Mail-Order Bride page.

This title also connects to the Lipstick and Lead series.  Those titles include —Desperate – Deadly – Dangerous – Daring – Determined – Deceived – Defiant – Quinlan’s Quest (a connection The Alphabet Mail-Order Brides #17)

Ruth Barnes has been a cook at the Brody Hotel almost since the business first opened. She’s seen countless friends fall in love and get married, and she wonders why such things haven’t happened for her. Maybe she’s not meant to find romance – maybe she should concentrate on opening the bakery she’s dreamed of owning. 

Alex Barker has come to town on business – to help his brother purchase a larger ranch. He wasn’t expecting to come face-to-face with the world’s most beautiful woman when he arrived, nor to be cut down by her within minutes of meeting her. He also didn’t expect to become embroiled in something that could cost him his life. 

Perhaps the so-called magic of the Brody Hotel can set things right again.

The Turn Of A Wheel is the 17th story in the Kansas Crossroads series.  For a complete list of titles in this series and far more please visit our Amelia C. Adams page.

Owen Kincaid wanted a wife. Unfortunately, he didn’t expect one to arrive the same day he told his parents he did.

Jennie Beauregard was a widow on the run. Not that she had to run fast. How fast can a ninety-something railroad tycoon go?

But it wasn’t the man her brother wanted to marry her off to this time that she had to worry about, but her brother himself. After all, he could pursue her at a fast pace.

With another unwanted arranged marriage staring her in the face, there was only one thing to do! Get married to someone else! But to do that, Jennie needed a matchmaker. Imagine her surprise when she wound up with two!

But despite the help, she wasn’t prepared to marry someone so different from the men her brother chose. Nor was she ready to have a whole new family. Unfortunately, some of them weren’t ready for her either. How was love ever going to blossom?

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

This series has a connection to other series by Ms. Morgan.  For a listing of series and how they may connect please visit the Kit Morgan page.

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