Frontier Romance

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Wild Rain

Historical western romances used to make up a large part of my reading quota, but in recent years, I've found myself gravitating toward other types of romance. However, when I read the blurb for Wild Rain, book two in Beverly Jenkins' Women Who Dare series, I knew I had to return to the subgenre, ev ...

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Wild Rain

You know you’re in the hands of a master when you part the covers of a Beverly Jenkins book.  Wild Rain is no exception to that rule, providing us with a wonderful romance worth falling into impassioned love with. Spring Lee is a self-possessed woman who lives on her own terms on her own land, ...

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Where the Lost Wander

Western romances used to be a staple of my reading life, but over the past several years, I've kind of drifted away from them. However, when I learned that Amy Harmon, one of my very favorite authors, was coming out with a new novel about a wagon train on the Overland Trail, I knew I had to read it. ...

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An Unconventional Heiress

Circa 1810, Sydney society is in transition. The new governor Lachlan Macquarie is raising the status of freed convicts (‘emancipists’), much to the wrath of exclusives who arrived from the United Kingdom freely and, often, temporarily. Sarah Langley, wealthy gentlewoman newly arrived in the cit ...

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A Touch of Forever

After a disastrous, abusive marriage, Lily Salt is content to raise her four children alone. When railroad engineer Roen Shepard arrives in her town of Frost Falls, she is as cold to him as she has been to previous men who saw opportunity in a widow. However, when Roen suggests a mock engagement to ...

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A Touch of Forever

Jo Goodman returns us to Frost Falls, Colorado with another instalment in her Cowboys of Colorado series, A Touch of Forever. New York native Roen Shepard is an artistic journeyman jack-of-all-trades and the introverted black sheep in his high-society family.  He is currently employed as an engi ...

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Witness on the Run

I'm fascinated by books set in the harsh wilderness of Alaska, so Susan Cliff's Witness on the Run seemed like the perfect book for me. It features a slow-burn romance between interesting leads and a healthy dose of suspense. It's not a perfect book, but I enjoyed it just the same. Tala Walker ha ...

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The Simple Wild

K.A. Tucker’s The Simple Wild is a perfectly nice contemporary romance about a city girl who flies to her Alaskan birthplace to visit her estranged and dying daddy – and falls in love with the pilot who gets her there. In the early nineties, Susan Fletcher is doing what she thinks is best for ...

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The Hope of Azure Springs

Rachel Fordham’s début novel, The Hope of Azure Springs, is a very tender story about an abused woman and the sheriff who becomes enamored of her. Nineteen-year-old Em Cooper has had a difficult life.  Ending up on the Orphan Train and sent west from New York with her sister, they were separa ...

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Yukon Wedding

Don't be fooled by that cover. If you can get past the overdose of pink... um... something and what looks like a turtle shell on that poor heroine's head, you will be treated to a rather endearing story. This is a good marriage of convenience story. How good?  I'm not even a giant fan of this trope ...