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Subject: Old West Romances
Date Posted: 3/11/2008 9:31 PM ET
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What are some of your favorite old west romances? I haven't read a lot but picked up a few Johanna Lindsey (A Heart So Wild and Angel) and found that I really like them. Now I'm itchin to read some more.

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 9:46 PM ET
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No surprise, I'm sure, but my favorites are Under the Desert Moon by Marsha Canham, and Bequest
by Candice Proctor.  I also liked Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson, although I wouldn't recommend it to fans of light romance, and Anything for Love by Connie Brockway.



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Date Posted: 3/11/2008 10:06 PM ET
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I loved Joan Johnston's Sisters of the lonestar series ,3 good books

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 11:04 PM ET
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I really liked Cindy Holby's wind series and there was a series called Half-Moon Ranch written by 4 diff authors that wasn't too bad!

Date Posted: 3/11/2008 11:57 PM ET
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Robin Lee Hatcher has a series that I think is called the "Women West" series.  It's really good...it is from her secular writing days (she now writes Christian novels).

Leah Greenwood is also very good.  He wrote the "Seven Brides" series.

I think I have both of these series, but not on my shelf yet if anyone is interested....**shamelessly promoting**  :o)

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 12:38 AM ET
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I'm not sure if this is considered old West, but I loved Stacey Kayne's Mustang Wild, and the sequel, Maverick Wild just came out.

Also, Tamera Alexander's Fountain Creek Chronicles were wonderful--Rekindled, Revealed, and Remembered.  I think she's also got the first book of a new trilogy (Timber Ridge Reflections) coming out--From a Distance.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 8:03 AM ET
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I liked The Brides of Prairie Gold,   The Best Man and Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne.  Sweet Lullaby by Lorraine Heath was incredible.  I also loved Hummingbird and The Gamble by LaVyrle Spencer.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 9:56 AM ET
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oh, I loved Tamera Alexander's "Fountain Creek Chronicles"!  She is really a good writer.  These were Christian books, but not preachy or anything, just clean romance with a great story.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 10:58 AM ET
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A Heart So Wild is one of the few Lindseys I ever liked.

I recommend the TEXAS Trilogy by Lorraine Heath if you want a hankie read.

Crooked Hearts by Patricia Gaffney

 

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 11:19 AM ET
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I like Jodi Thomas,especially the Wife Loterry Series.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 2:33 PM ET
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I loved the 1st McKettrick books by Linda Lael Miller-High Plains Bride, Shotgun Bride and Second Bride (?).  A man promises the ranch to the 1st son to get married and produce an heir.  So all 3 send out for mail order brides and chaos ensues. 

I just read The Wild Irish West by Joan Avery and it was so good.  It's about a Boston Irish heiress off after her wayward husband (who'se really not her husband) who falls in love with an outlaw who's really not an outlaw.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 2:57 PM ET
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Lorraine Heath's Texas Destiny and Sweet Lullaby. 

Under the Desert Moon by Marsha Canham

Duncan's Bride and The Touch of Fire by Linda Howard

Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson

Years by LaVyrle Spencer

Sunset Embrace by Sandra Brown

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 3:36 PM ET
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My Old West keepers are Elizabeth Lowell's "Only" series:  Only His, Only Mine, Only Yours, and Only Love.  It gets a little weak by the fourth entry, but the first three are great!

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 8:57 AM ET
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http://romancereaderatheart.com/west/   Click on the "BOOKS" tab at the top of the page. Lots of great reads to chose from.

Linda Lael Miller and Jodi Thomas are 2 of my favorites who write historical western romances.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 12:19 AM ET
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I just remembered a series I read last summer.  It's about the Hawk family that gets seperated during the Civil War and tries to find each other again as adults.  2 brothers, 2 sisters and each gets their own romance.  It's best to read them in order as they have a continuing story.  They all have Hawk in the title: Hawk's Prize is one.  2 were written by Elaine Barbieri and I think the other to are by Bobbi Smith.

There's also the McBride series: also by 2 authors one being Bobbi Smith.  The Half-Breed is one of the books.  Also read in order.  About 4 estranged siblings summoned back to the ranch by their mean, dying father.     

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 9:27 AM ET
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I'm interested in Lowell's Only series. If you have them on your shelf and want to make a deal let me know!

I just finished Canham's Under a Desert Moon and I really enjoyed that one. I've liked everything from Canham that I've read (her scottish historicals).

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 9:46 AM ET
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I'll second Patricia's review of Tamera Alexander and Mary's Linda Lael Miller.  I also like Cindy Holby, Catherine Anderson had a few good ones, Victoria Bylin, Lori Copeland.

Sherri

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 10:20 AM ET
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Jo Goodman has a series about the Dennehy sisters, "bastard" daughters of  a rich railroad tycoon and his mistress of 25 years.  Has anyone read these?

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 11:06 AM ET
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Yeah, I forgot about the Texas Trilogy by Lorraine Heath.  I've only read two of them so far - Texas Destiny, and Texas Glory.  I need to get Texas Splendor one of these days and finish the series.  The first two were really good.

And I have those Goodman books, Brenda, but I haven't read them yet.  I went on a Jo Goodman collecting spree and kind of puttered out.:P



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