Frontier/Western Historical Romance

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The Chisholm Trail Bride

This is the first novel I’ve read by Kathleen Y’Barbo, and I can see why she’s a bestselling author – she’s a good storyteller. Each of her characters is drawn with descriptive detail, and she has a deft way of weaving romance and adventure together. The Chisholm Trail Bride is one of seve ...

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A Distance Too Grand

A Distance Too Grand is the first book in the American Wonders series highlighting epic locations in the United States. This book takes place in the Grand Canyon and is all about a guy, a girl and the things we do for love. Meg Pero is a determined woman.  Raised by her father, a famous photogra ...

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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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More Than Words Can Say

Fans of Karen Witemeyer know that she excels at writing sweet, subtly sexy Western romances which are full of charm and joy. Her genuine, heartwarming stories never fail to bring a smile to my face and her latest book, More Than Words Can Say, completely met that expectation. It’s the second novel ...

B
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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The Lieutenant's Bargain

This reunion romance brings together two childhood friends who find that their memories of each other must turn upside-down before they can pledge their hearts. Although The Lieutenant’s Bargain is not described as a Christmas novel, this intriguing and smoothly written story revolves around the h ...

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Bound for Eden

Début author?  Western romance?  Why yes, sign me up please. Bound for Eden is quite unlike most of the Westerns I've read, but once I got into it, I quite enjoyed myself. This novel has plenty of adventure, but pairs it with a light and humorous tone which makes for quite the wagon train romp. ...

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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 ...

B
Forbidden

Beverly Jenkins has been an autobuy for me ever since I was first introduced to her books as a reviewer. Since our prompt this month calls for reading an author with more than 1 book in our TBR, it was an easy call for me. I tend to accumulate books far more rapidly than I read them (I know, I know) ...

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A Taste of Heaven

AAR started posting reviews online in January of 1996! This is one of the very first reviews we ran on January 1, 1996.    A Taste of Heaven is a wonderful mail-order bride romance, set in the fictional town of Heaven, Montana, in the 1880's. Our lovely heroine, the widowed and destitute ...