Western Books

Welcome to Creed’s Crossing, Wyoming!

Wyoming sweet westerns, with just a touch of natural sexual tension between a man a woman who have fallen in love. These books often contain more than a few kisses but it’s never too much. They are all centered around the fictional town of Creed’s Crossing.

Readers have asked for the diary that is referred to in A Snowy Christmas in Wyoming  and the diary of Clare Coleman is being written. When it is released, it will not be considered a romance because it is a diary that continues through Clare’s death. That last entry will be made by her daughter who witnessed it. Since there will be no happy- ever- after, it is not considered a romance. But it will portray the hard life the early settlers of Wyoming endured. The story will also show her love not just for her husband but also her unrequited love for the Crow Indian that she befriended.

 

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A Native American cowboy and a national TV news anchorwoman have nothing in common except for their pasts. Is love preordained? An old diary from when Jessie and Clare Coleman settled on the land in the 1840’s provides a history of their life. But tucked between the pages is an unrequited love between Clare Coleman and a tall Native American. Does love and land come full circle? In this season of giving, will fate reach through time to give a gift of love?

Andy Coyote settled into the job as foreman on the Coleman ranch. He’s got custody of his thirteen month old daughter and the situation is perfect for both of them until Caroline Coleman returns home for Christmas and one of the worst blizzards in years hits the area. He’s forced to accept Caroline’s help to move a herd of cattle and mixed in it are several head from another ranch in the community. Cattle rustling still happens.

Caroline Coleman has her dream job as a Washington, D.C., news anchor for a national broadcast, but home is in Wyoming on her family’s ranch. She has everything that money can buy, but the things that she really wants can’t be purchased. Raised with solid, hard working, family values, she knows her life in the spotlight isn’t real. She wants a man who appreciates the ranch, loves her for who she is and not what she is, and she wants a family of her own. And she doesn’t like the idea of Andy Coyote taking advantage of her grandmother.

This book has also been available seasonally with the boxed set

Christmas on Main Street by the Authors of Main Street.

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 Chessie Chesterfield is from North Carolina. She wears heels, not boots, and she doesn’t own jeans. She’s scared of horses, and all she wants is to get back on the road. So why is she falling in love with an ex-bull rider? Could the man of her dreams be a cowboy?

Derrick McCullough’s days of bull riding are over, along with his marriage and his days of prescription drug usage. He’s succumbed to the idea of taking over the family ranch and has worked hard to turn his life around. The last thing he needs is the cutest little filly in a pair of heels who talks with a heavy North Carolinian accent.

A little playful teasing between the two re-injures the leg that took him away from the sport of bull riding. The injury sends him to the hospital for more surgery. Unsure if he’ll ever be able to ride a horse again, he feels his life has crashed one more time. To his surprise, the last thing he wants to do is say goodbye to Chessie Chesterfield.

Can knowing someone for only a few days be enough to truly know them? Chessie isn’t into settling down and loves her nomadic lifestyle. But Derrick stole her heart, and she wants it back. Confident, cocky, handsome, and a gentleman, Derick has all the right qualities along with that big family who welcomed her. Does she dare return to the Lazy A + 8 ranch?

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Angie has a problem. Country music star, Johnny Rockthorne bought the property next to her family’s ranch. She loves his attention and it makes her heart sing, but she doesn’t want to be a rich boy’s toy. Then her first love shows up and claims he’s returned for her. Both men promise her a better life. One can give her everything she’s ever wanted, and the other can give her anything she wants. Novella 39,000 words.

Johnny Rockthorne, America’s most popular country vocalist, finds his dream home in ranching community of Creeds Crossing where he can relax between concerts and write music. He also finds Angie Clovis. She’s part Native American with long, straight, black hair and sky-blue eyes. As his heart reaches out for her, she becomes the inspiration for a new song.
Angie’s a cowgirl from a poor ranching family with a secret that she’s never told anyone. All she’s ever wanted was to fall in love, settle down on a successful ranch, and have a few children. Jacino “Jack” Alveraz comes back into town, and once again, she finds herself falling for his smooth lines and promises of better life on a ranch with him. Torn between two men, she’s forced to make a split second decision.

 

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  Adam wasn’t expecting to have to make a career choice. He was living his dream. Circumstances force him to choose between his heart and his head. Except his heart belongs to Lindie and he doesn’t want to lose her.

Adam Kavika is on the fast track with a large international beer company. He grew up on a ranch but went east with his parents as a young teen. He was on his way to his grandmother’s ranch when he stopped in Creed’s Crossing to visit Neil Jones, the pastor of the small church in town. Except when he arrives, Neil has died, and the community is looking to Adam to fill Neil’s position. Adam likes Creed’s Crossing and enjoys his stay, but he’s got another problem. He’s planning on marrying Lindie Roust and she’s a city girl with a great job. He doesn’t want to give up Lindie.

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HISTORICAL CREED’S CROSSING, WYOMING

 

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Coddled and protected from the harsh realities of life, Malene runs away from a bad marriage by posing as a chaperone to her younger sister. A series of events soon prove she’s capable of standing onher own two feet. However, she’s not prepared to follow her heart and accept marriage from the one man who truly loves her.

Many Feathers’ chance encounter with a blue-eyed blonde woman sets him on a path that lands him between the white man’s ways and the traditions of his people. Determined to protect his people and prove his worthiness as a suitable husband to a white woman, he stakes claim to land and establishes a ranch. But there’s one outlaw focused on destroying Many Feathers and everything he’s trying to accomplish.

USA Today HEA Recommended Reads: The story starts in a blizzard, but the heat smouldering between the heroine and her Indian escort is better than any coal fire. I absolutely love the detail in Ayers’ novel.

AUTHORS NOTE:

I’m not a historian, but what I’ve had to learn in order to accurately write western historical fiction boggles my mind. Hundreds of hours of research have been poured into this book. From social customs, clothing, furniture, appliances, forts, government surplus, shipping boxes, cardboard, and trains, it was all researched. Even the plague that hit Bombay and the trading ships that anchored, but supposedly never picked up supplies had to be researched. So many historians have helped me along the way from the wonderful folks at BNSF Railway to the Bureau of Indian Affairs aka BIA.

I’d start to write a paragraph and then spend six hours in research. A previous job had me spending hours looking at old photos and deciphering everything from plants to clothing and even possible colors. Those skills were applied to so many old western photos taken in Wyoming and of the Crow tribe for they are often more accurate than the written history of the time. It’s been a labor of love.

The atrocities that we, as white men, have imposed on our Native Americans/American Indians are unforgivable. As an author I hope I can help people understand what we did to the American Indians either directly, or indirectly by our presence. The Crows have always respected their environment, the wildlife around them, held their women in high esteem, loved their children, and truly were the stewards of this great land. Mark “Many Feathers” Hunter is fictional, but he’s based on their heritage, the white man’s pressures, and human nature, which we all share. I hope he is worthy of being an Apsáalooke (Crow).

A very big thank you to my friends who happen to be everything from harbormasters to ships’ captains, train engineers, modern day importers, or married to American Indians for all your help. Their ability to point me in the right direction to find necessary information and explaining things has made a huge difference.

Today, most of us cannot imagine a young woman going to another city to marry a man because her father said to do it. Yet, in that day and age, women did and still do in places around the globe. My own great-grandmother’s marriage was arranged. I know from my father, she had no say-so in it. She did as her father instructed.

My heart and soul went into this book and I hope you, the reader, find it a worthy of your time. It’s a cold, hard glimpse at life in the West, minus the glamour and romanticized notions that romance readers have come to expect. But through it all is a love between two people that can’t be ignored.

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Come celebrate the holidays in 1895 Sweetwater Springs, Montana, as ten Western Romance authors join New York Times Bestselling author DEBRA HOLLAND in telling SHORT STORIES of love and laughter, heartbreak and healing, and most of all, Christmas joy.

E. AYERS – A CHRISTMAS FAR FROM HOME
Far from home and with love in their hearts, a young Wyoming rancher and the daughter of a Montana railroad businessman learn the true joy of Christmas is in giving.
LINDA CARROLL-BRADD – WISHES ON A STAR
Will a wish on a star foretell the future of a young suffragette and a visiting rancher?
MJ FREDRICK – ABIGAIL’S CHRISTMAS ANGEL
A lonely widow and a lonelier marshal make peace with their past.
DEBRA HOLLAND – THE GIFT OF MUSIC
Can two reserved people overcome their limitations and find love?
DEBRA HOLLAND – A FAMILY FOR IKE
An orphaned boy finds an unexpected family.
DEBRA HOLLAND – THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS
The town banker learns that perhaps some things are more important than money.
PATY JAGER – A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER
Ida doesn’t remember the last two years, but her husband is determined to find her and reignite their love.
JILL MARIE LANDIS – UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
A spinster discovers it’s never too late to embrace love and the surprises life has in store.
TRISH MILBURN – A NEW HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
A woman scarred in face and heart finds love with a cowboy.
LINDA MCLAUGHLIN – THE BEST PRESENT
A grieving ten-year-old girl anticipating a sad Christmas receives some surprises.
BEV PETTERSEN – THE CHRISTMAS CROSSING
With a little Christmas magic, two searching hearts discover they can bridge much more than a raging river.
TORI SCOTT – A PROMISE FOR CHRISTMAS
Faced with her first Montana winter without her husband, Rachel Tanner and her young son need a miracle.
CYNTHIA WOOLF – SUGARPLUM DREAMS
Julia Bosworth travels west to fulfill a special dream and finds her heart’s desire.

Reader Review

My favorites are A Family for Ike (about an orphaned boy finding a home with a kindred spirit) and A Christmas Far From Home (about a young couple meeting after years of correspondence and which has a sequel about the woman’s sister in A Rancher’s Woman by E. Ayers).

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2 Responses to Western Books

  1. Suzanne A Pierson says:

    You leave me wanting more…. that’s a sign of a great writer! Thank you! ( I’ve read everything you’ve written.)

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