Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 18 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Western/Historical Wednesday

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, October 18. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.

For Love of the Duke by Christi Caldwell

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he’s coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by his fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson.With her tight brown ringlets and silly white-ruffled gowns, Lady Katherine Adamson has found her dance card empty for two Seasons. After her father’s passing, Katherine learned the unreliability of men, and is determined to depend on no one, except herself. Until she… (more)

A Heartless Design by Elizabeth Cole

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

An enigmatic woman, a determined spy, and a design that could shake the foundations of Europe…”Heartless” Cordelia Bering refuses every marriage offer she receives. Yet men still try to win her, drawn by her sharp wit and intoxicating green eyes. But Cordelia knows a marriage could reveal her deepest secret and truly endanger her life. Besides, she hasn’t met a man worth considering, until…Sebastien Thorne, a spy in the service of the Crown. One of the elite agents in the group known as the Zodiac, he comes to London determined to solve a mystery with roots on the… (more)

Unicorn Western by Johnny B. Truant

Genre(s): Fantasy, Western

Cast out from the magical kingdom of The Realm and into the dying desert of the Sands beyond, Marshal Clint Gulliver and his unicorn Edward have finally found peace in the small and dusty town of Solace. For the first time since leaving The Realm, Clint has dared to be happy, getting hitched to his bride to be, Mai. But when the town faces a deadly approaching enemy, the gunslinger feels compelled unholster his seven-shooters to face it… and the dark magic it brings with it… (more)

Night Wind’s Woman by Shirl Henke

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

NIGHT WIND: Half Irish, half Lipan Apache. His father had killed his mother and her people and had sold him, as a ten-year old, into slavery. In the black pits of the silver mines, only the Green-Eyed Boy’s hunger for revenge had kept him alive. Now, the warrior Night Wind would take his vengeance.ORLENA: Proud and untamable as a lioness. The golden-haired beauty had fled the Old World and a forced marriage. But in the savage provinces of the Southwest, she was destined to clash with another man–a half-breed whom her aristocratic blood dictated… (more)

UP CREEK by J.R. Wright

Genre(s): Western

If there was ever a marriage meant to be, the one between Tate Gallagher and Mattie Bell, the second for each, had to rank near the top for compatibility, especially since there are five children involved. But what happens when the two of them team up to wildcat for crude in an area of 1910 Oklahoma not known to have any of the stinky black stuff? Excitement over the prospects of striking it rich leads to hardship, and hardship leads to disaster. But through it all Mattie manages to hold the family together. This is a suspenseful story of love… (more)

The Daring Heart by Carmen Caine

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Scotland, 1482 – To the scandalous Lord Julian Gray, marriage is a malady and nothing more. How can a man even court a lass longer than a fortnight when there are so many pouting lips to kiss? Roaming the courts of Europe, Julian appears to spend his time drinking wine, wagering gold, and dandling willing lasses upon his knee. But no one knows the man behind the mask. No one knows that he is Le Marin — Europe’s most daring and brazen spy. But everything changes the night he finds a dagger pressed against his ribs and an alluring hazel-eyed minx… (more)

Passion’s Tide by Sarah West

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Amber, a strong-willed girl, is struck by tragedy when she loses her mother, the person shielding her from the world’s cruelty. It’s 1714 in Boston, Mass., and the death of Amber’s mom is not the only factor that threatens her stable life; her father’s secretive will puts her inheritance in jeopardy. Afraid that her money will go to her envious and greedy uncle, she sails to England to find the thing that will save her future: an honorable husband with a suitable title. Amber’s luck takes an even a worse turn when her ship is attacked by Imperial Shadow… (more)

Westward Journey by Jo Ann Cox

Genre(s): Western

Land’s End has always been home to the Baptiste Brothers, but when one brother uproots his family from the serenity of their homestead for fear his sons would fight on opposing sides in the war, John vows to protect his family and go west. John’s excited about this new chapter in his family’s life, but John’s daughter, Rachel has her own cross to bear as she makes the journey reluctantly. However, trouble evades the voyage at every turn as they face perilous uncharted territory. With Indians on the warpath and the unforeseen forces of nature, Ben struggles to catch up… (more)

The Jewelled Snuff Box by Alice Chetwynd Ley

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery, Romance

Eighteenth-century England.Jane Spencer is amongst a group of travellers who are forced to delay their journey due to a snowstorm.Their stage coach is unable to continue its journey through the storm and its passengers are forced to get out and walk to a nearby inn.Jane comes across a unconscious man, the victim of highwaymen, lying half dead in the snow.The man awakes not knowing who he is and is unable to recognize his only possession: a magnificent jewel-encrusted snuff box.Jane nurses him and helps him return to London. But, just as she starts… (more)

Franc and Jessie James by Brent Ford

Genre(s): Western

In 1860, the Trenton Pacific Railroad Company pursues a violent land grab. Francesca and Jessica James are orphaned as a result. Combining forces with three runaway slaves, the five children set out to hunt down the railroad’s chief agent, John Grimes.Wealthy student, Horace Weston, suffers expulsion from the elite, Drake College. Refusing to accept his guilt, he soon discovers the existence of an elusive, secret society, the Pnta Prti, hidden deep within the establishment. Little does he realise the consequences of his discovery.Robbing the Railroad of their money at every given opportunity, Franc and Jessie James become an… (more)

Righteous Lies: Book 1: Dancing Moon Ranch Series by Patricia Watters

Genre(s): Romance, Western

Grace Templeton thought the child she’d been carrying for seven months was the child of her dead husband. Jack Hansen thought the sperm he’d donated had gone to the wife of his sterile twin. And then they learn the vials of sperm at the fertility clinic were accidentally switched. The shock sends Grace into early labor, and the only place she can have complete bed rest is at the Dancing Moon Ranch, a working guest ranch owned by Jack and his twin. But soon, Grace finds herself falling in love with a hard-edged cowboy who wants to micromanage her… (more)

Savage Destiny by Phoebe Conn

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Hunter is a Seneca brave and a renown scout for the Virginia Militia. But a white-woman’s betrayal sent him back to his Seneca ways, with a vow to never return. Alanna Barclay lost her family in an Indian raid. When her cousin gives birth to a half-breed baby, then dies, Alanna faces a choice: turn her back on the motherless child or convince his Seneca father to claim the babe as his own. Hunter wants nothing to do with the infant; a painful remainder of his white-mother’s betrayal. But Alanna’s compassion and bravery is seeping into Hunter’s… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 11 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Western/Historical Wednesday

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, October 11. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.

A Home in the West by Lori Copeland

Genre(s): Religious, Romance, Historical, Western

Journey back to 1858 Berlin, Ohio… For 19-year-old Jonas Switzer, the promise of a productive life as an Amish farmer is only as real as a dream on the western horizon. Living on the charity of the Bylers, and with no claim to a family farm, Jonas’s future depends on a bold plan and an ambitious move. He also longs to catch the eye of Caroline Hersberger, the most beautiful young woman in the village, and share his dream with her. Will Matthew Kennel woo her first? Will she reject Jonas outright? Only God knows, and only He… (more)

Undeniable: The Oregon Trail Series by Laura Stapleton

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Beth Ann Roberts made her father a deathbed promise to be a wife to her deceased sister’s husband, Daggart Bartlett. When Daggart sells the farm to join the Gold Rush, Beth must go with him, never expecting how much her life will change. Nicholas Granville is forced by his brother to help a group as they travel the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon. Mourning his late wife, Nick’s heart began healing the moment he saw Beth. Now, the couple must find a way to fight a love that is undeniable… (more)

Firefly Hollow by T. L. Haddix

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Paranormal

In 1960, a tragic death in the family calls young Sarah Browning back from college to her Appalachian homestead. Unable to return to school and finish her degree, she finds herself facing a future that isn’t what she’d planned. Lost and grieving, she wanders onto her reclusive neighbor’s property where she stumbles across the all-too-attractive Owen Campbell, a man hiding secrets she’d only ever thought were legend. Owen Campbell was raised on the folklore of Eastern Kentucky, tales of men and women with magical abilities from shape-shifting to healing powers. Rejected by those he loves because of… (more)

Netherby Halls by Claudy Conn

Genre(s): Romance, Western

Sassy found herself in trouble after her father the vicar’s death — more than the usual kind. She has turned twenty-one and is going through transition as her powers of light magic are completed. Not quite penniless but no longer able to stay in her home, as a new vicar would arrive to take over the parsonage, she has to find a respectable position.She finds one through her late mother’s friend, as a tutor at Netherby Halls.As she makes the journey to Netherby she meets the man who has been making love to her in her dreams… the… (more)

Justice Owed by Dave P. Fisher

Genre(s): Western

When Ryan and Tessa Monroe perish in their home’s blazing inferno their three sons, long estranged from each other, return to Tucson for the funeral. Differences continue to divide them until two spent bullets, revealed in the hand of the undertaker, brings them to the shocking realization that their parents were murdered and the fire set to cover it. While the brothers search for who would murder two beloved, elderly store owners, a long-buried history emerges painting a picture of a past they never knew existed; a past that boils down to one man and his obsession for revenge… (more)

The Patrician: An Historical Romance by Joan Kayse

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Jared of Alexandria shuns both his Roman and Hebrew blood, a curse that’s kept him on the fringes of society, to become a powerful and successful merchant prince. When his trading empire is threatened by an unknown enemy who not only wants to see him ruined but dead as well, he uses every means to put an end to it. He turns to a beautiful barbarian seer, a slave with hair the color of firelight and eyes that shine like emeralds only to be betrayed into a fate worse than death — slavery.Bryna of Eire lives each day burdened by… (more)

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

Genre(s): Historical

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father. As she grows older, Mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin and the girl’s visits to the slaves’ quarters… (more)

Stormy Montana Sky by Debra Holland

Genre(s): Western, Romance

Schoolteacher Harriet Stanton has always believed in happily ever after. Only, the one she thinks she wants forever with is newly married–just not to her. But when a mysterious stranger rescues Harriet from an accident, she discovers heroes can be found in the most unlikely places–Newspaper reporter Anthony ”Ant” Gordon is a man on a mission. He’s determined to find the man who murdered his sister and kidnapped his young nephew, David. The one thing that almost stops him in his tracks? Saving lovely Harriet from a dangerous encounter. Harriet insists on repaying Ant by helping David recover… (more)

Summer of the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Religious

Leah Barringer and her brother, Jacob, have come to love the rugged Alaskan Territory they call home. But when Jacob determines to join an arctic expedition, Leah realizes her heart yearns for more than this solitary existence. The unexpected arrival of Jayce Kincaide, the man who spurned her ten years before, awakens feelings that Leah would much prefer to leave buried. As Jayce sets out to prove he’s a changed man, Leah cannot deny the effect he once again has upon her. But the appearance of a young investigator casts a cloud over Jayce’s past… and over Leah’s dreams for… (more)

Finding Rebecca by Eoin Dempsey

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Nothing could keep Christopher and Rebecca apart: not her abusive parents, or even the fianc she brought home after running away to England. But when World War II finally strikes the island of Jersey, the Nazi invaders ship Rebecca to Europe as part of Hitler’s Final Solution against the Jewish population.After Christopher and his family are deported back to their native Germany, he volunteers for the Nazi SS, desperate to save the woman he loves. He is posted to Auschwitz and finds himself put in control of the money stolen from the victims of the gas chambers. As Christopher… (more)

Texas True by Janet Dailey

Genre(s): Western, Romance

He’s the one who got away. The cowboy who claimed her heart before taking off on a tour of duty, planning never to return. But Beau Tyler is back, and Natalie Haskell feels defenseless against the powerful pull of the brawny soldier. Especially when she finds herself suddenly widowed and needing the shelter of his strong arms.She’s the hometown sweetheart. The girl Beau left behind but never forgot, despite his battle-scarred soul. Now Natalie is the real reason he’s staying on at the ranch, despite rumors that he was somehow involved in her late husband’s death. Because something… (more)

Bone Dry by Ben Rehder

Genre(s): Mystery, Western

Life can get a little wild from time to time for John Marlin, the game warden in Blanco County, Texas–but few incidents compare to the stories flying around town at the start of this new deer season. Hunters are reporting an incredible sight: a six-foot-tall, drop-dead gorgeous blonde is roaming the woods, searching out camouflage-clad men with guns and disarming them with powers of seduction the likes of which none of them have ever come across before. Everyone has a hearty laugh at the expense of a few embarrassed hunters, until one of their own… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Oct 4 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Western/Historical Wednesday

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, October 4. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.

The Trail of Roses by Donna C Keenan

Genre(s): Historical, Western

On the Oregon Trail in 1852, teenager Rebecca Williams and her family are joined by a fellow emigrant John Kilcher, also known as Bible John. Unaware that this stranger in their midst has a bloody past and has now set his sights on her younger sister, Rebecca and her family find themselves in a nightmare. Far from any help and with all odds stacked against her, Rebecca must use every ounce of courage she can muster, take charge when all hope is lost, and do whatever she can to survive on the wide open plains of the Wyoming territory… (more)

The Viking by Marti Talbott

Genre(s): Historical

At not quite fifteen, Stefan’s father finally let him board the longship Sja Vinna to take part in his first Viking raid. Yet, the battle was not at all what he expected and he soon found himself alone and stranded in Scotland. Thirteen-year-old Kannak’s problem was just as grave. Her father deserted them and the only way to survive, she decided, was to take a husband over her mother’s objections. Suddenly she was helping a hated Viking escape. Could Kannak successfully hide a Viking in the middle of a Scottish Clan? And why was someone plotting to kill… (more)

The Farmer Takes a Wife by Genevieve Turner

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Western

Marcus Gries has loved Miss Laura Kemper for two years. The poor man has never actually spoken to her, but he knows what he wants and it’s Laura. One night at a barn dance he resolves to ask her for a dance. A dance, a walk, and soon enough, he’ll might even have the nerve to ask her to be his wife.Laura Kemper has no intention of marrying–her mind is too much occupied with her father’s decline and her family’s woes. So when the handsome farmer she’s never noticed much before asks her to dance, she accepts, thinking… (more)

The Mule Tamer II, Chica’s Ride by John Horst

Genre(s): Western

Nineteen-hundred is a new century and a new era, yet the fearless Chica and her beloved Arvel Walsh have an old score to settle. Sombrero Del Oro is back and he has stolen something that will unleash a fury that neither he nor his gang have ever known.She was once wild, and now tame, once vulgar and now refined. The bride of a blueblood Easterner, a loving mother, a devoted wife, but it quickly becomes apparent that she has not lost her edge. Chica has everything to lose and is more terrifying and ruthless than ever. The beautiful… (more)

Allingham; Canyon Diablo: Canyon Diablo by John Horst

Genre(s): Western

The place was a giant cesspool turned whirlpool that pulled all the badness of the land into it, until the vortex contained the giant soup of decadence and evil, contained the worst of human kind.But Hell Street has a new enforcer, a lawman who has honed his skill in Hell’s Kitchen, the meanest of the Five Points district of Manhattan. Will it be enough? Allingham is the story of one man’s struggle to face down his demons along with the meanest and most degenerate of human kind in the worst town in the last frontier of the West, Canyon… (more)

Bitter Creek Posse: A tale of the Old West by Peter Simmonds

Genre(s): Western

The girl appeared out of the desert, struck dumb by the horrors she had seen. Yet the good folks of Bitter Creek left it to a gin-soaked calico queen to give her a home. When she was found mutilated and dying in the dirt they turned their backs again. So Marshal JT Forsell gathered an unlikely band to track down the killer and show the town how legends are really made. Bitter Creek Posse is a fast-paced and brutal tale of revenge played out in the unforgiving glare of the New Mexico sun… (more)

Enchanted Summer: by Gloria Gay

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Rescued from near-poverty by her uncle, who welcomes Celia Meade and her family to his huge estate, Celia must now contend with the dangerous jealousy of her uncle’s daughter, Caroline, who sees Celia as a threat to her ambition to become the Countess of Shelton. Caroline’s hatred of Celia began when Celia attended her aunt’s funeral and Caroline noted the immediate attraction between Celia and Caroline’s choice for a husband, Robert Shelton, Viscount Merrick. Running into each other again in the woods that adjoin Lord Merrick’s property the attraction between Lord Merrick and Celia blossoms into love in the… (more)

The Countess’ Captive by Andrea Cefalo

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

During March of 1248, Adelaide Schumacher-affectionately called Snow White-has lost so much: her mother, her possessions, and now her home.Adelaide hates abandoning her home city, her family’s legacy, and her first love-Ivo. More than anything, she hates her father growing closer to her mother’s cousin-Galadriel. Adelaide plots to end their tryst before her fate is sealed, and she never sets foot in Cologne again.But good and pious can only get Galadriel so far. Never again will she be destitute. Never again will she be known by the cruel moniker-Cinderella. Never again will someone… (more)

Hearts of Gold by Phoebe Conn

Genre(s): Western, Romance

At the edge of her father’s property, Lyse Shelby finds Buck Warren, wounded, and agrees to secretly nurse him back to heath, if he takes her with him when he goes.Buck is chasing the man who killed his best friend. He has no time for a scrawny damsel in distress, or for love.That’s fine with Lyse. All she needs is a little help escaping her abusive father so she can make a life of her own.But as Buck seeks revenge upon a murderer, Lyse makes an unexpected discovery: her new life isn’t as attractive as she’d hoped… (more)

The Designer by Marius Gabriel

Genre(s): Historical

In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom, she’s stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation. Alone in Paris, she finds an unlikely new friend: an obscure, middle-aged designer from the back rooms of a decaying fashion house whose timid nature and reluctance for fame clash with the bold brilliance of his designs. His name is Christian Dior. Realising his genius, Copper urges Dior to strike out on his own, helping to pull him away… (more)

A Hope Revealed by Karen Baney

Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Religious

Life turned out differently than Mary Colter expected. With her abusive husband either missing or dead, and the ranch gone, she is left to raise her two children on her own. When a neighbor takes compassion on her, she finds her hope ignited–perhaps she can start over on her brother-in-law’s ranch in Arizona.Warren Cahill is confronted with one problem after another in his new role as foreman of Colter Ranch. Missing cattle and hot-headed cowhands take most of his attention. When Mary arrives at the ranch, tensions rise and he finds himself in the middle… (more)

Land of My Heart by Tracie Peterson

Genre(s): Western, Romance

When Dianne Chadwick urges her family to move west to her uncle’s ranch in the Montana Territory, she has no idea that her new life in the rugged frontier–and even within her uncle’s home–will not be the idyllic adventure she expects. But first she has to survive the arduous wagon journey with the help of guide Cole Selby, whose heart seems to be as hard as the mountains he loves… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Sep 27 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Western/Historical Wednesday

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, September 27. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.

West For Love by Claire Charlins

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Western, Religious

Shamed for not birthing a child with her wealthy husband, Anna Stewbren can no longer face her family and the disappointment that they wear on their faces daily. After her husband forces her into divorce, Anna travels to town and reads a heartbreaking letter from a wet nurse in Kansas, seeking a mail order bride for the widower she works for. She instantly knows it is the answer to her prayers…Josephine has a God given gift to nurture the infants of widowers and the wealthy who would rather not feed their own children. Never before has she met a… (more)

The Bride Prize: Allan’s Miscellany 1839 by Sandra Schwab

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

It’s 1839, and Lord Eglinton’s tournament in Scotland is the most anticipated event of the year: he and some of his noble friends will don medieval armor and joust like knights of old.Does this mean a revival of true chivalry? Miss Florence Marsh thinks it might.Or is the tournament mere tomfoolery and the greatest folly of the century? Mr. Robert Beaton thinks it is.But when Flo and Robbie meet at Eglinton Park, they’ll soon learn that a dash of romance can make the greatest differences look rather small and that true love might find you in the… (more)

Mirage, Colorado: Road to Redemption #1 by A. R. Arrington

Genre(s): Western

Moss Partridge has just a very rude awakening. The last he remembers, it was 1864 and he was a paroled Union soldier stopping off in Denver on his way home to his wife and child in Montana. Now it’s a dozen years later, he’s the town drunk in Mirage, Colorado and he has no memory of those ‘lost years.’ Something sure must have happened because there are people trying to kill him and two Indian children who are following him everywhere he goes and, apparently, deciding whether he should live or die… (more)

The Warrior by Heather Grothaus

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

England, 1075, a time of raging feuds and men who pledge their sword for king and country, an era brought masterfully to life in this epic tale of a powerful Norman warrior and the woman who is his destiny…Tristan D’Argent returns from battle to claim the keep bequeathed to him by King William, only to find his lands under the ruthless control of a treacherous rival–a man who has secured Tristan as his stepdaughter’s betrothed. Determined to get his due without being trapped in marriage, Tristan prepares to win by any means necessary, only to be confronted by… (more)

The Love of a Cowboy by Anna Jeffrey

Genre(s): Western, Romance

When Texas beauty Dahlia Montgomery and her best friend journey to Idaho for a change of scenery for the summer, the last thing she expects to encounter is Luke McRae, a lean, rugged cowboy intent on sweeping her off her feet and into his bed. Dahlia can’t resist his rugged cowboy swagger and his sky blue eyes, even though she knows he can break her heart.Luke is part owner and manager of the legendary Double-Deuce Ranch in the Idaho mountains. With the ranch, an alcoholic ex-wife, a shrewish mother and three kids to worry about, he has… (more)

Western: Boot Hill: Remembrance by Luis Antwoord

Genre(s): Western

Issac sits on his front porch and stares out over the land that he owns thinking about whom he used to be. Once, long ago, he had a different name and lived a different way of life. He lived by the gun along with his best friend whom he now calls his cousin. Together they robbed from those that didn’t deserve what they had and gave to those who did. This is the story of how they came to be and how a young Issac began to gain the reputation of a man who was deadly with a six gun… (more)

Tucson Knights: A Civil War Era / Inspirational, Frontier Novel by Robert C. Mowry

Genre(s): Historical, Religious, Western

Parson Justin P. Stone leaned on his cane at the railroad dock in Washington D. C. and gazed westward, towards the great desert country to where he longed to return. He had his plans: see some old friends, spend time with his long estranged son, and maybe start some churches for younger men to take over. However, Lincoln had other plans. Saying no usually wasn’t difficult for Stone — saying no to his old childhood friend, Abe Lincoln, was.His coat pocket was full of letters. One making him active in his old Army rank of Colonel, another one made him… (more)

Sanctuary by Gary D. Svee

Genre(s): Western

Winner of the 1990 Spur Award for Best Western Novel: An unlikely hero arrives in a hard town–can the wandering preacher bring justice to Sanctuary? A hungry Indian boy waits by the train tracks, hopping back and forth to keep warm, praying that someone passing through the forgotten town of Sanctuary will throw him a scrap of food. A preacher gets off the train, thin and tan, and tells the boy to follow him. The preacher gives the child money and a meal, then sends him on his way. This is the first life Mordecai will save in Sanctuary… (more)

Out of Control by Mary Connealy

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Western

Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys her outings to the cavern near her father’s homestead, where she explores for fossils and formations, and plans to write a book about her discoveries. The cave seems plenty safe–until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to find her way out.Rafe Kincaid has spent years keeping his family’s cattle ranch going, all without help from his two younger brothers, who fled the ranch–and Rafe’s controlling ways–as soon as they were able. He’s haunted by one terrible day… (more)

Child of the Mist by Kathleen Morgan

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

In the harsh Scottish highlands of 1564, superstitions threaten a truce… a traitor plans his attack… and a new love is born.An arranged betrothal was never the course Anne MacGregor imagined her life would take. Yet when her father explains that her cooperation is the only way to bring about the long-sought truce between feuding families, Anne has no other choice.A simple ceremony pledging Anne’s hand in marriage after one year of commitment is the only seal to the promise of peace. But when the arrangement requires the reluctant Anne to follow Niall Campbell back to his… (more)

Bloody Lessons: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M. Louisa Locke

Genre(s): Mystery, Historical

In Bloody Lessons, it’s the winter of 1880, and the teachers of San Francisco are under attack: their salaries slashed and their competency and morals questioned in a series of poison pen letters.Annie Fuller, the reluctant clairvoyant, has been called in to investigate by Nate Dawson, her lawyer beau, and the case becomes personal when they discover that Laura, Nate’s sister, may be one of the teachers targeted for attack… (more)

When Love Calls : A Novel by Lorna Seilstad

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

When romance calls, will she choose to answer? Hannah Gregory is good at many things, but that list does not include following rules. So when she must apply for a job as a switchboard operator to support her two sisters, she knows it won’t be easy. Hello Girls must conduct themselves according to strict–and often bewildering–rules, which include absolutely no consorting with gentlemen while in training. Hannah doubts it will be difficult to keep that rule–until a handsome young lawyer starts getting under her skin. With historic details that bring to life the exciting first decade of… (more)

Handpicked Kindle Books for Sep 20 2017 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – Western/Historical Wednesday

Here are our eBook picks for Wednesday, September 20. Today we’re featuring books in the western, historical, and western/historical romance genres.

Langston’s Daughters by Juliette Harper

Genre(s): Romance, Western

Kate, Jenny, and Mandy. Langston Lockwood’s daughters. His tyranny drove them away. His suicide draws them home. They inherit his land, his millions, and his mysteries. Meet the women of the Rocking L and the men who come into their lives. Together, they begin the journey to discover the truth about The Lockwood Legacy. From the pain of the past they find the strength to build a dynasty… (more)

The Lady and the Mountain Man by Misty M. Beller

Genre(s): Romance, Western, Religious

Leah Townsend, a recently orphaned heiress, flees Richmond after discovering her fianc’s plot to kill her after their wedding. She needs a safe place to hide, and finds herself accepting a newspaper marriage proposal from a God-fearing young rancher in the Montana Territory. But when Leah arrives at the mountain ranch, she learns her intended husband was killed by a grizzly, leaving behind a bitter older brother and a spunky younger sister.When Gideon Bryant finds a city girl standing in his log cabin, his first thought is to send her back where she came from. He’s lost too… (more)

The Bride Wore Blue by Cheryl Bolen

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

For six long years Thomas Moreland has dreamed of the beautiful young noblewoman who rescued him from death. While amassing his fortune in India, not a day passed he did not recall Felicity’s fair loveliness, did not recall the silken tones of her sweet voice, did not desire to possess her.Now a widow, Felicity Harrison does not recognize the handsome nabob as the young man left for dead by highwayman years earlier. Though she wants nothing more than to snub the arrogant man who promises to rescue her family from financial ruin in exchange for presenting his sister to… (more)

Her Bodyguard by E.E. Burke

Genre(s): Romance, Western

The most dangerous man may be the one she hires. For America “Amy” Langford, investing in the Border Tier Railroad isn’t about chasing riches. The savvy businesswoman is after bigger stakes: influence, respect, success her father didn’t live to see. Rioting settlers and underhanded competitors can’t stop her, but a killer might. When a ruggedly handsome drifter comes to her rescue, she trusts her instincts and hires him on the spot as her bodyguard. Buck O’Connor has put his violent past behind him, but being a wanted man dictates a life of deceit. So what’s one more lie? He becomes… (more)

Grace be a Lady by Heather Blanton

Genre(s): Romance, Historical, Western

Think like a lady. Act like a man. Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, Wyoming for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick is facing the hardest decisions of her life. If she tries to return to Chicago, her husband promises to whisk their four-year-old son off to a boarding school and Grace will never see him again. She has no choice but to play along, at least temporarily. But in order to survive — and to save her son — she needs money. Misery, however, isn’t brimming over with jobs for respectable women. Stubborn and proud, Grace refuses to… (more)

The Siren of Paris by David LeRoy

Genre(s): Historical

Marc Tolbert, the French-born son of a prominent American Family, only dreamt of a new life in Paris as he sailed for France in 1939. Marc joins in the ex-pat scene as his new friend Dora introduces him to a circle that includes the famous Sylvia Beach, owner of the bookstore Shakespeare & Company; and he accepts a job with William Bullitt, US ambassador to France. At art school, he finds himself further enchanted by the alluring model Marie.A year later, Marc’s fiancee flees south with her family, stranded vacationing Americans scramble to escape Paris, and he is… (more)

Blood of Pioneers by Michelle Isenhoff

Genre(s): Western

Hannah craves excitement, but all local adventures dried up long ago, when her parents unpacked their wagon on the Michigan frontier. Then war breaks out and her father and brother leave to fight the Confederacy. Hannah is left at home chafing under the boredom of never-ending chores–until unscrupulous speculators set their sights on the unmanned farm. The one place she longs to leave suddenly becomes the one place she’ll risk everything to save… (more)

A Life Restored by Karen Baney

Genre(s): Historical, Western, Romance, Religious

Making mistakes is a part of life… Social butterfly, Caroline Larson, longs for adventure. Since her best friend left Texas, she grows dissatisfied with her life. A little lie to her parents sends her on the journey of her life. Stranded in the Arizona desert, far from her final destination, she must rely on a stranger who gets under her skin. Thomas Anderson has always struggled with making good decisions. A twist of fate, or Providence, leads him to Arizona to take a job as an express rider. Dealing with the ghosts of his past threatens to overshadow his future… (more)

The Feud at Single Shot by Luke Short

Genre(s): Western

Dave Turner had just done eight unjust years in the slammer when some polecats tried to ambush him on the way home to the D Bar T. His nerves were raw and his gun hand was itchy when he went looking for answers in the town called Single Shot. He intended to shoot first and ask questions later, but his friend, fast-draw Rosy Rand, convinced him to back off until they found out what was really going on in this whistle-stop town… where good men were ready to cut each other down… (more)

French Roast by Ava Miles

Genre(s): Romance

Small-town biz wiz Jill Hale has been in love with her childhood best friend Brian McConnell for as long as she can remember. A falling out led to years of estrangement, but when Brian returns to Dare Valley after trying to make it big as a chef in New York City, Jill’s determined to make amends. She’s convinced that starting a restaurant together will be the perfect win-win situation, allowing her and Brian to work together and play together. After a series of missteps sliced and diced Brian’s career in the Big Apple, he came home to regroup… (more)

RETRIBUTION: Fourteenth in a Series of Jess Williams Westerns by Robert J. Thomas

Genre(s): Western

In Retribution, Jess leaves the colorful town of Paradise, Kansas; but before he does, he stops at the fresh graves of Little Toby Lambert and his father, Heath, who tried to clean up the town by pinning a sheriff’s badge on. Jess makes a solemn promise at Toby Lambert’s grave site that he will hunt down the four men responsible for their deaths, as well as for Sarah Purtell, who was savagely beaten, raped and murdered by her own men with the help of her own brother. Jess sets out on a mission of revenge to hunt down and kill… (more)

Blind Justice by Chet Cunningham

Genre(s): Western

Only three people know who Mr. Justice is in the Kansas and Missouri area. He does his work chasing down outrageous outlaws, righting wrongs that crooked sheriffs do, and tries to payback the crooked element for the murderous attack on his family killing his father and putting his mother in an insane asylum. He’s out this time to bring down Fancy Wilson, a bank robber whotakes a whole town hostage as he waits for a stage to bring in a big money shipment to the local bank in Willow Springs. This is the opening round in a complex and systematic… (more)