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Historical Western Romance for Review: A Hard Candy Christmas by Hebby Roman

Abigail Kerr Sanford is a single mother struggling to raise her child. Sheriff Clint Graham is a man scarred by his background and family tragedies. Drawn into a bitter feud between ranchers and railroaders, Abigail and Clint work together to resolve the feud, learning to respect and trust each other. And as their feelings deepen, they recognize their love is the most special Christmas gift of all.

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Praise for A HARD CANDY CHRISTMAS:

“Sweet, lovely little romance.” ~ nightkat, 4 stars

“Lovely gentle read with good characters that are likeable…” ~ Sheereader, 5 stars

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Western Historical Romance for Review: Wyoming Heather by DeAnn Smallwood

Heather is a spirited, independent woman living alone on a ranch left to her by her parents. She is also a healer of animals, domestic and wild. A woman doing a man’s work running a ranch that everyone said couldn’t be done, not in this untamed, vastly unsettled land, in the mid 1800’s. The ranch had everything she needed except water. She stole that from a neighboring abandoned ranch watched over by a lonely cabin and a grave.

He rode alone coming back after five years to an empty cabin, a run-down ranch, and a grave on a hill. A former Texas Ranger burnt out on life and afraid to love. Whip had spent five years hunting the man that took his wife’s life and left him to die.

Whip and Heather meet in an explosive moment on the banks of the Powder River. Both lonely, both drawn to one another, and both fight the attraction.

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Praise for Wyoming Heather:

“I love Ms. Smallwood’s book!” ~ mizging01

Western Romance for Review: Yellow Moon by Ginger Simpson

Yellow Moon, a Lakota maiden, accompanies her family to the Sun Dance and becomes promised to a Santee warrior who’ll soon be chief. While accompanying Thunder Eyes’ clan back to his tribe, she and the other women are stolen by the Crow, and while in Plenty Coup’s camp is told she’ll become his second wife rather than be a slave.

She finds friendship and help at the hands of his first wife, a Cherokee captive called Pretty Shield. When Thunder Eye’s comes to rescue his betrothed, she begs him to take her newfound friend along, and the two women eventually become sisters-in-law. When the Crow come to extract their revenge, fate changes their destiny in a big way.

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Praise for Yellow Moon:

“The story is well written, flows nicely…” ~ karent, 4 stars

“The ending was a surprise, but still very good. The pacing is fast due the length of the book, but still very enjoyable…” ~ birdlady, 5 stars

Western Romance for Review: Unconquerable Callie by DeAnn Smallwood

Sometimes a lie can lead to love.

Callie Collins, a proud woman in the late 1800’s is a liar and a darned good one, a master of the dubious art. She is also a dreamer. Her greatest hope is to reach a new life in South Pass City Wyoming, where she can open a bakery and live an independent life. To be successful, she will need her greatest gifts of deception to date. As a woman alone, she has to prove to Seth McCalister, the wagon master, that she has the wherewithal (a wagon and a set of oxen), the stamina to survive months of drought, dust, hardships and even risk of death, and a mythical fiancé who waits at the end of the line.

McCallister is uneasy, but also mystified by the audacity and determination of the young woman. He allows her to join the train west. What he doesn’t realize is there is no fiancé. To make matters worse, Callie is in love with Seth McCallister, too. For the first time, the lies that have brought her so far in life threaten to keep her from her one, true love. McCallister is a man of strong character and Callie feels certain that once he realizes her deception, he’ll turn away, ashamed of his love and trust in her.

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Praise for Unconquerable Callie:

“Wonderful Western.” ~ birdlady

“Surprisingly good read…will keep you fascinated.” ~ Delta

Western Romance for Review: The Well by Ginger Simpson

When Harlee Wagner goes to fetch cherished water from a drought-ridden land, she never expects to fall into the well. When her calls for help go unanswered, she can’t imagine why someone doesn’t respond, under a thirsty visitor in search of property becomes her saving grace and a willing guide to help find her missing family.

Logan’s allure makes it hard to keep Harlee’s mind on her search, and she’s certain, after meeting his mother, she’ll never fit into the family. Could she be wrong and will she unravel the puzzle about why she was left behind to die?

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Praise for The Well:

“A lot is packed into this short book, the story moves along well and the plot kept me interested.” ~ birdlady, 5 stars

Western Romance for Review: Into the Land of Shadows by Kristy McCaffrey

Kate Kinsella has no choice but to go after Charley Barstow and talk some sense into him. After all, he’s skipped town, leaving a string of broken hearts and his pregnant fiancée, Agnes McPherson. But Kate didn’t count on being kidnapped by a band of criminals along the way!

Ethan Barstow is hot on his younger brother’s trail, too. He rescues Kate, believing her to be Charley’s fiancée, and suggests they try to find him together. Kate’s reluctance has him baffled.

All hell breaks loose when they discover Charley in search of a copper mine-not wishing to be found by anyone; certainly not Kate! But, then, Kate was always trouble-and now she’s brought it to his doorstep, with tales of a pregnant fiancée and his brother Ethan, who he hasn’t seen in five years.

Can Ethan and Kate ever find their own love and happiness with one another through the dark deception and hurt? Or will they both return INTO THE LAND OF SHADOWS…

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Praise for Into the Land of Shadows:

“Good plot…intriguing mystery.” ~ birdlady

Women’s Fiction/Western for Review: Sarah’s Heart and Passion by Ginger Simpson

Sarah Collins set her sights for California and a new beginning, but never imagines a war party’s attack on the wagon train she joins. A sole survivor, Sarah must find her way back to civilization, and a man of half-blood happens along at just the right time and becomes her hero…or is the whole scenario only a dream driven by all the romance novels she reads as an editor?

Sarah wakes, her cheeks damp with tears. Like a dust devil in a dying windstorm, all traces of her handsome rescuer vanish with a farewell kiss and the annoying blast of an alarm clock…until he appears at her door as a new neighbor. Will Sarah find a way to win the love she tried so hard to capture in her dream without being declared insane, or will the sexy woman living an apartment away beat Sarah at her own game?

Previously published as Sarah’s Heart and Sarah’s Passion, this edition combines both stories

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Praise for Sarah’s Heart and Passion:

“From the first paragraph, it grabs you, and it keeps your interest to the very end.” ~ karent

“The author portrayed the beliefs, prejudices’, and cruelties of that time period so very well… The ending was totally unexpected; I had no idea that this was how the story would end. My mouth actually fell open… I highly recommend this book.” ~ birdlady

New Romance for Review: New Sion by Diana Green

Pretending to be a man isn’t easy. Finn Colville has pulled it off for years, but things get complicated when she falls for her new bounty hunting partner, Eamon Sullivan. On the planet New Sion, it’s against the law for a woman to wear pants and carry a gun, much less shoot people for a living. What will happen if Eamon discovers her secret?

On a backwater planet, at the edge of a galactic war, one man, one woman, and one desperate alien cross paths. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, bound for revelation and redemption.

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