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Subject: Wagon Train/Trail romances
Date Posted: 10/14/2009 10:34 AM ET
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My recent vacation out west (Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota) really got me in the mood for some good romance set in the time period where Americans migrated west.  Can you recommend any good wagon train / trail romances to me?  :)

I loved the Stacey Kayne books, so something along those lines....

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 10:47 AM ET
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I like these kinds of romances too. Some I thought of:


Only His by Elizabeth Lowell

Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath

Sunset Embrace by Sandra Brown

Temptation's Trail by Dana Ransom

A Heart So Wild by Johanna Lindsay

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 11:04 AM ET
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A Pulitzer Prize winner The Way West by A.B. Guthrie is one the best.  I believe it gives you a truer vision of what the pioneers went through.  I believe they made a movie based on this book staring a relatively young Kirk Douglas.  It is definitely worth reading.

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Date Posted: 10/14/2009 11:18 AM ET
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On my keeper shelf, http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780061081460-Journey+Home by susan Kay Law. She's a favorite author but has moved on to a new genre but her historicals are soooo good.


Date Posted: 10/14/2009 11:19 AM ET
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Thanks!  These all sound great.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 11:51 AM ET
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The Brides of Prairie Gold by Maggie Osbourne (i may have spelled her last name wrong)

I'm currently reading Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath.......so far i'm loving it!

Cherish by Catherine Anderson

Carolyn Davidson has a few good ones too, i just can't think of the titles right now.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 12:25 PM ET
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Carolyn Davidson had a story in the anthology Wed Under Western Skies, and I know it had the wagon train in it.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 12:52 PM ET
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Maggie Osborne has tons of trail/road romances.  Only Brides of Prairie Gold has an actual "wagon train" theme, but these are all some type of frontier trail romance:

The Best Man

The Promise of Jenny Jones

I Do, I Do, I Do

A Stranger's Wife

Foxfire Bride

The Seduction of Samantha Kincade

Brides of Prairie Gold

The Best Man is cool in that it has 3 couples as the main characters - 3 sisters have to complete a successful cattle drive as a stipulation in their father's will. It's pretty good - but Osborne pretty much always is.  I Do, I Do, I Do also has 3 H&Hs, and the heroines are traveling to the Yukon to track down the bigamist that married & then abandoned all 3 of them.  The ending is a little tidy, but it's hilarious.

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 1:47 PM ET
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Oh I love Maggie Osborne.  I have several on my TBR pile.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 3:14 PM ET
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I was just going to suggest Susan Kay Law's Journey Home.  Love it. 


And, absolutely most Carolyn Davidson's are set in the West-though I can't right now remember a specific Wagon Train one. 

Theresa Michaels-under that pseudo-has several. 

Plug for my absolute favorite trail romance-though it's a cattle drive not a wagon train-Heaven by Alexis Harrington. 

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