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River with no Bridge

Written by Karen Wills

In 1882 Boston, eighteen-year-old Nora Flanagan works as a maid and dreams of achieving the respectability and security denied her as a tinker's daughter in Ireland. Then she meets Tade Larkin, who tells of better things in the Montana Territory where he works as a miner. Nora makes the journey across the country to marry Tade. But life is harsh in the West, and Nora faces challenges she never imagined. Through it all she is sustained by the affection of an unlikely protector and her growing love for the wild, untamed landscape of the West. --amazon.com


The Chuckwagon Trail

Written by William W. Johnstone

Framed for murder, Dewey "Mac" McKenzie is running for his life. Though he's never even made a pot of coffee, Mac talks his way onto a cattle drive as a chuckwagon cook. Turns out he's as good with a pot and pan as he is with a gun. But trail boss Deke Northrup is one mean spit in the eye, and has soon made enemies of all the men. When Mac learns that Northrup is planning to double-cross the herd's owner, he stands up to the trail boss and his henchman. Mac is outgunned and outnumbered, but he's ready to serve up some blazing frontier justice. --amazon.com


Hard Texas Winter

Written by Preston Lewis

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Morgan Garrett heads west in search of work and a new start. Neither comes easy for a man burdened with a lame arm as a reminder of the lost war. With winter approaching, he finds work -- and trouble -- in Crossrock, Texas, a small town dying under the boot-heel of hardcase Brad Decker. Soon Garrett finds himself headed for a showdown with only a single ally: a former Union soldier. Two men who once fought against each other are now forced to stand together. And not all will survive the cruelest winter in the town's history. --amazon.com


Remington 1894

Written by William Johnstone

As a teenager, John McMasters won the Medal of Honor as a sniper for the Union Army during the Civil War. Thirty years later, McMasters lives a peaceful life in the Arizona Territory, raising a family and running cattle. These days, he needs eyeglasses to hit a distant target. But that doesn't stop his wife and four children from buying him a special present for his fiftieth birthday: a beautiful new Remington shotgun. Turns out, he's going to need it . . .

The Butcher gang has come to town. By the time McMasters learns of their arrival, they've invaded his ranch and slaughtered his family, hightailing it out of the county. McMasters wants revenge, using his new shotgun to hunt down those butchers like the animals they are. But he can't do it alone. His friend, Deputy U.S. Marshal Daniel Kirkpatrick, is hauling six of the deadliest criminals in the country to a prison in Yuma. They're cutthroat killers, every bit as ruthless as the Butchers. But when McMasters points his Remington at their heads, they will become his killers . . --amazon.com


Sweet Vengeance

Written by Fern Michaels

Tessa Jamison couldn't have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband -- until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years she was behind bars, fully expecting to die there. Then her conviction is overturned due to a technicality. Released to await a new trial, Tessa feels a sense of purpose in working to expose the truth and avenge her family. --amazon.com


Maybe Mother Goose

Written by Esme Codell

Could space aliens pay a visit in Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?
Could a giraffe go to school in Mary Had a Little Lamb?
Could the blackbirds in Sing a Song of Sixpence really play guitars?

Sometimes the answer is “yes” and sometimes it’s “no”—but the fun is in the asking! Gifted writer and educator Esmé Raji Codell asks these questions and more in a wonderful and witty picture book that both children and parents are sure to love. With a kid-friendly style and vivid detail, Elisa Chavarri’s sweet illustrations bring these beloved nursery rhymes boldly and humorously to life. --amazon.com


Wiggle

Written by Doreen Cronin

Do you wake up with a wiggle? Do you wiggle out of bed?
For energetic toddlers (are there any who aren't?), here's a book that invites them to wiggle along with the story. Told in rollicky, wiggly rhyme that begs to be read again and again, Doreen Cronin's latest romp will have toddlers wiggling, giggling, and then (hopefully) falling into bed, blissfully exhausted!--amazon.com


Shoot-out in Hell

Written by Peter Brandvold

The Devil's Bride: Bounty Hunter Lou Prophet is stalking notorious train robber Frank Beauregard, a man with as much conscience as a rattlesnake with a baby rabbit in its craw. But this snake has an innocent young mail-order bride. The Devil's Fury: Getting hitched is one of the last things Lou Prophet remembers -- now he's stumbling around the desert with a gash in his head and Mexican cutthroats on his trail, wondering how deep a hole he dug for himself when he said "I do." --amazon.com


The Edge of Violence

Written by William W. Johnstone

Twenty-two years ago Tim Colter's family was ambushed on the Oregon Trail, forcing the young boy to find an unlikely ally in one-eyed mountain man Jed Reno. Now a widowed deputy U.S. marshal and Civil War veteran, Colter is ready to remarry and settle down when he gets a dangerous new assignment. The Union Pacific Railroad is laying track to the northwest. Rival factions have set upon the town of Violet to gain control of the rails. To tame the rampant greed and rising tensions, Colter will need to deputize his trusted old friend, Jed Reno.


The Texas Badge: Brandiron #3

Written by Dusty Richards

Bank robbery. Jailbreak. Massacre. Alone, each would send good folks reeling. But when all three occur in the same night in the same small South Texas town leaving no eyewitnesses behind, it could be the end of the world. Saddler County Sheriff Dell Hoffman is charged with bringing the perpetrators of these horrific crimes to justice, but even the toughest and most cunning lawman in Texas has his limits. With nothing to go on but five bloody bodies, a cracked safe, and an empty jail, Dell works the fringe of his sleepy western town-the forgotten, the invisible, those who often see without being seen. The more he learns, though, the more he wishes he could forget. In search of the truth, Dell finds himself pulled into an dark world of murder, deception, and brutality the likes of which he never imagined. Will he solve the most heinous crime in Texas history? Or will Dell's drive for justice lead him to an even greater tragedy for both himself and those he cares for most? --amazon.com

 

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Hell’s Half Acre: The Butcher of Baxter Pass

Written by W.W. Johnstone

“STAY THE HELL OUT OF FORT WORTH.”  
 
Those were the last words uttered by a dying man who was the boomtown’s most recent sheriff.  Rail-thin and half starved, desperate cowpuncher Jess Casey ignores the travel advice. Instead, Jess not only enters Fort Worth, he becomes the new sheriff, inheriting the body-riddled little slice of heaven called Hell’s Half Acre, the wide-open, deadliest piece of real estate on the American frontier.
 
Hell’s Half Acre is home to Kurt Koenig and his gang-run empire of booze, prostitution, and wholesale slaughter. For Koenig, the only good lawman is a dead one, and he puts a pretty price on Jess Casey’s head. For Jess Casey, that means war. Against him are the frontier’s fastest draw and a host of murderous triggers. On his side are decades of rock-hard Texas living, a couple of ne’er-do-well deputies, and the good sense to do all his talking behind the barrel of a fast-blazing gun… --amazon.com


Buzzard Bait

Written by Brett Cogburn

Two-time Spur Award winner Brett Cogburn brings back the true grit and glory of the Old West--with a hero as glorious as the author's real-life ancestor Rooster Cogburn . . .

THEY CALL HIM THE "WIDOWMAKER"

Newt Jones is none too proud of his deadly nickname. But when you tangle with the likes of Judge Roy Bean and the notorious Mexican outlaw Juan Cortina, a man's bound to earn a reputation. Or get stuck with a moniker like "Widowmaker." Even so, Newt is ready to put his gunslinging days behind him, hang up his Winchester, and take it easy. There's just one problem: Ain't nothing easy about living in Apache country . . .

When Newt gets word that a renegade tribe has kidnapped Matilda Redding's grandson, he can't just sit by and let the local authorities bungle it. Matilda once did him a good turn up on the Pecos and--flat broke and half drunk or not--he's got to help the old gal out. So he saddles up his horse, straps on his dead man's gun, and sets off to save this boy before he's buzzard chow. Sure, Newt's outnumbered, outgunned, and probably out of his mind. But they don't call him Widowmaker Jones for nothing . . .  --angus&robertson.com


Dead Reckoning

Written by Mike Blakely

After a botched confidence scam, swindler Dee Hassard begins a killing spree that covers half of the Colorado Territory. His first victim is the brother of rustler-turned-preacher Carrol Moncrief. Now Carrol must fall back on his former outlaw savvy to track the murderer down.

As the manhunt drifts mysteriously toward a legendary wilderness landmark known as the Mount of Snowy Cross, it embroils a number of men and women whose lives it will change forever. In the final reckoning, either the preacher or the killer must go to his dusty death. --amazon.com


Original Intent: The Courts, The Constitution & Religion

Written by David Barton

Discover how the United States Supreme Court has reinterpreted the Constitution, diluting the Biblical foundations upon which it was based. Filled with hundreds of the Founders' quotes revealing their beliefs on the role of religion in public affairs, the proper role of the courts, the intended limited scope of federal powers, and numerous other current issues. --amazon.com


Luke Jensen Bounty Hunter #5: Death Rides Alone

Written by William Johnstone

"In this brilliant series from national bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, Luke Jensen, reported killed during the Civil War, comes back with a vengeance to forge his own legend in a violent, lawless land."
BAD MEN BEWARE
What started as a routine hunt and grab putting outlaw Thorp McCluskey on a train to Cheyenne and prison has just gone straight to hell for bounty hunter Luke Jensen. First came the beautiful prostitute who pointed her alluring attentions in Luke s direction. Then came a man who fought by Luke s side in the war but the war is over and friendships can turn deadly. Luke gets bushwacked, his prisoner is gone, and so is a fortune in gold.
Now Luke is riding back into the Wyoming wilderness to hunt down McCluskey and his woman to finish what he started. But he ll have to fight a solitary war, survive murderous betrayal, and face down his most bloodthirsty enemy of all " --amazon.com


Once a Marshal

Written by Peter Brandvold

The best of life seemed to be in the past for ex-lawman Ben Stillman. Then the past came looking for him...

Up on the Hi-Line, ranchers are being rustled out of their livelihoods... and their lives. The son of an old friend suspects that these rustlers have murdered his father, and the law is too crooked to get any straight answers. But can the worn-out old marshall live up to the legendary lawman the boy has grown to admire? --amazon.com


Shawn O’Brien: Better Off Dead

Written by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

From America's bestselling Western authors comes the frontier legend known as the Town Tamer: the man who appears when justice has fled.

On the West Texas border a behemoth bellows smoke, fire and death. The Abaddon Cannon Foundry’s weapons of war have made a few men in Big Buck, Texas, incredibly rich. Now, a Mexican-born teenager has disappeared into the fortress factory, where men work as slaves. But his sister happens to know a man named Shawn O’Brien . . . --amazon.com


Matt Jensen: The Last Mountain Man: The Great Train Massacre

Written by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

Reared by adventurer Smoke Jensen in the pristine Western wilderness, he has no home, no destination. Matt Jensen is William W. Johnstone's legendary creation--a man with survival and justice in his blood.
More Vicious Than The Hatfields And The Mccoys. . .
In the town of Thirty-Four Corners, Colorado, Matt Jensen rides into a savage blood feud. Thirty years ago two friends came West and built a thriving cattle business. Now, their families have become kill-crazy enemies and the town is awash in a frenzy of killing. Add in hired gunmen on both sides of the fight, and two lovers crossing the dividing line, and the terror will never end.
Eager to put as many miles between himself and Thirty Four Corners, Matt Jensen just can't bring himself to leave without trying to stop the bloodshed. But it's going to take a lot more bullets, just as many bodies, and the steely courage of an intrepid frontiersman to let this ravaged town live again.--amazon.com


Waning Moon: a Jared Delaney Western

Written by Jim Jones

The greed and audacity of the Santa Fe Ring seems to know no bounds. How many good people will die in the effort to turn the tide of their relentless land-grabbing? In another tense showdown, this time in a courtroom, Jared Delaney faces off against the arrogant and malicious Bill Chapman and his hired killer, Daughtry. Although the characters in this novel are fictitious, the events that take place are based on historical fact. There was a group known as the Santa Fe Ring in the New Mexico Territory during the time period from just after the Civil War until the late-1880s. The members of that informal group used their connections in Washington, D.C. as well as the legal framework of the Maxwell Land Grant to engage in what many consider the largest land speculation conspiracy in U.S. history. --amazon.com


Shawn O’Brien, Town Tamer

Written by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

A Man Who Tamed The West--One Town At A Time
Unlike his brothers Jacob, Sam and Patrick, Shawn O'Brien isn't content to settle down on the family ranch in New Mexico territory. With his razor-sharp eye, lightning-fast draw, and burning thirst for justice, Shawn is carving out a reputation of his own. As a town tamer he takes the most dangerous, lawless towns in the West and makes them safe for decent men, women, and children. When a stagecoach accident leaves Shawn stranded in Holy Rood, Utah, it doesn't take long to realize he's landed in one ornery circle of hell. Ruled by a cruel and cunning crook-turned-merciless dictator named Hank Cobb, Holy Rood is about as unholy a place as any on the frontier. Anyone who breaks Cobb's rules is severely punished. Anyone who defies Cobb's hooded henchmen dies by rope, stake, or guillotine.
But Shawn O'Brien isn't just anyone. He's the town tamer. And this time, "he's going to paint the town red. . . --amazon.com


Ralph Compton: The Law and the Lawless

Written by A Ralph Compton Novel by David Robbins

When a bunch of ruffians rob a bank in the sleepy town of Alpine, it’s only natural for the locals to be alarmed. But this gang and its leader, Cestus Calloway, are not common criminals. In fact, Cestus is known as the Robin Hood of the Rockies, distributing his loot to those less fortunate, raining stolen money down on the townsfolk. As if that weren’t too good to be true, this gang holds to one important rule: steal but don’t kill…

All Alpine’s Marshal, Boyd Cooper, wants is a nice retirement, not to get a posse together to track outlaws. However, when an altercation leads to the exchange of gunfire and the spilling of outlaw blood, he doesn’t have much of a choice. The outlaws fear their reputation might be at stake, so they declare revenge on the tin stars of Alpine. They’re mad enough to break their own no kill rule, and Boyd Cooper knows things could end as bloody as they started… --amazon.com


An Uneasy Alliance

Written by JD March

For fans of the popular TV series, Hell on Wheels, starring Anson Mount Gunfighter Johnny Fierro is trying to settle into a new life as a rancher in the Cimarron Valley in New Mexico, but his past just won't let go. Whether it's gunfighters looking to settle old scores, or bushwhackers who'd like to put a bullet in his back, there's always someone out to get him.The neighbors -- and maybe his father too -- want him gone or dead, until lawless drifters bring trouble to Cimarron. Then the neighbors want to hire Fierro. When the drifters attack a woman in town, Johnny knows he's the only one who can stop them -- but at what cost? --amazon.com

 

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