Frontier/Western Hist Romance

A
The Enchanted Land

Morgan Wakefield was taught by her embittered mother to trust no man. After her father's death, a father she has never known, his will is read. She will inherit only if she marries a man and lives in the New Mexico territory for one year. Her greedy uncle, who will get everything if Morgan does not ...

D
Sweeter than Sin

Don't you just hate plot problems? They kill an otherwise enjoyable book. Everytime I thought I was going to be able to enjoy Kit Garland's Sweeter Than Sin, I'd be hit by a problem in the plot or with the characters that I just couldn't get past. Kate was taken in by the Remington family as a c ...

C+
The Renegades: Cole

Reading this book left me feeling the way I do after having a meal at McDonald's - there was nothing remarkable about it, but it did the job. While there's nothing special about them, hamburgers at the Golden Arches are uniformly easy to swallow, and that was my reaction to The Renegades: Cole. ...

B+
A Stranger's Wife

I don't much care for Westerns. I picked up A Stranger's Wife on the recommendations I'd heard from others, deciding to give it a try despite the setting. I'm very glad I did, and what's more, I can't wait to read more of Maggie Osborne's work. A Stranger's Wife is the story of Lily Dale, a woman ...

A
Hummingbird

Hummingbird was LaVyrle Spencer's second novel, first published in 1982. It's a western historical romance featuring a bad boy hero and a prim spinster who bicker and fight and fight and bicker and finally become friends and lovers. Abigail MacKenzie is the town spinster. She is 33 and has sp ...

D
Archer's Crossing

I don't particularly enjoy romances that are overblown in the tragedy department. As far as Archer's Crossing is concerned, overblown tragedy is an understatement of immense proportions - this book is stuffed full of misfortune from cover to cover. Archer Owen is in a bit of a bi ...

C-
Chance of a Lifetime

I was delighted to find that Chance of a Lifetime is set in Fort Davis, Texas, in 1868, since our family visited that site recently and I had thought it would make a wonderful setting for a novel. My delight had waned, however, by the end of the first chapter. An annoying heroine combined with unlik ...

C
All I Desire

Pampered French girl inherits New Mexico cattle ranch, meets dashing Mexican cowboy, sparks love-match destined to last forever. Paints a pretty romance, don't you think? However, Rosemary Rogers' All I Desire is packed with quite a lot of action along side this main story-line. While much of the bo ...

D-
Forever

It seemed to take me forever to read Forever, and I don't mean that in a good way. This is one of those westerns with a hackneyed plot and stereotypical characters galore. The hero and heroine aren't really that bad, but their charms are more than swallowed up by all the flaws in this book. Steve Mc ...

D
Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun is a book of squandered possibilities. The Alaskan turn of the century setting isn't made vivid, a mostly interesting cast of characters fails to engage the reader, and a plot-line full of promise falls flat. There's an enervating lack of excitement in this romance between an idealistic ...