Frontier/Western Hist Romance

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The Man from Stone Creek

I have more than a few Linda Lael Miller novels on my favorites list. Since her name is in a bigger font than the title of this book, it is probably a safe bet to say that she shows up on many people's favorites lists. It is disappointing that The Man from Stone Creek will not be added to mine. ...

B-
Wed Under Western Skies

Anthology
I adore a good Harlequin Historical. Make it a good Western Historical and I am in heaven. So when I saw that my three favorite Western Harlequin Historical authors were going to be in an anthology together, I was beyond excited. Two of the authors came through, although the first didn't live up t ...

B
The Gate to Eden

Some might think that the primitive conditions, struggle, and poverty of settlers in the Old West makes for an unromantic setting and in the wrong hands I can see where this would be true. Still, if done right, the West makes a spectacular backdrop for stories of strong, almost larger than life peop ...

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Luck of the Draw

I keep picking up western romances, hoping I’ll find one as good as those I used to read in the nineties. Since virtually all of them I’ve read in the last five years are terrible, I’m not sure if my behavior is optimistic, or just stupid. Sadly, Luck of the Draw is yet another of the terrible ...

D
The Mavericks

The Mavericks, Leigh Greenwood's recent novel set in the Old West, is the latest in The Cowboys series, stories about a family of a dozen adopted boys, most of whom have already been featured in books of their own. This one is unusual as it tells the story of two of these brothers, with each of them ...

B
Summer Breeze

I read Catherine Anderson's Coming Up Roses back in college and really enjoyed it, but since then I became rather turned off by the extreme victimhood of many of her heroines. Therefore, it was with some trepidation that I picked up Summer Breeze. As many would expect, the heroine is a tortured one, ...

B+
Hope's Captive

American historical romances hold special interest for me, particularly when the story accurately portrays a specific time and series of events. Having lived in Oklahoma most of my life, I am more aware than most of the atrocities suffered by the many Native American tribes forced to relocate to re ...

B-
Redemption

Sometimes I'm just in the mood for a good tearjerker - a romance that is touching and emotional and shows how powerfully love can change someone's life. Redemption is that kind of book. The plot has its rough spots, but the romance is ultimately very sweet and well worth the time spent reading. ...

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The Texan's Reward

The Texan’s Reward is Jodi Thomas’ fourth book in the Texans series. This book focuses on the Nell a free-spirited business woman, and Jacob, a Texas Ranger - both of whom we met earlier in this series. Those of us who have read the other books could not wait to read the romance between Two Bits ...

C+
Dear Penelope

I have been a fan of Sharon Ihle since I was in college. Her Western historicals often feature just the right amount of humor to give them a fun, folksy feel, while her characters are mostly likable and their adventures make me smile. I've long thought Ihle deserved a larger audience. Sadly, he ...