The fatherless Moody family moves from Colorado to Medford, Massachusetts in 1912 as Ralph enters his teen years. He tries as hard as he can to be a “City boy,” but without much luck. Little things that would have been just fine in Colorado are always getting him into trouble, so he is sent to his eccentric Grandfather Thomas’ farm in Maine. With his Grandfather’s cantankerous ways, an “onery yella colt’s stubbornness,” Uncle Levi&rsq..
Are some crimes too horrible to forgive?Growing up on the Kansas prairie, Samantha Martin cherished two desires: to love God and marry her childhood sweetheart. But the War between the States took nearly everything—her family, her home, and Nathan, her love. When he returns six years later, she is shocked to discover he's no longer the gentle boy she's always adored. Instead, he is a physically and emotionally scarred man on the run, dodging charges of theft...a..
The scandalous death of Lixie Miller's husband has forced her to flee to Lordsburg, New Mexico. All she wanted to do at first was crawl in a hole and hide. But after a few months of dull routine, her safe hole is beginning to feel like her burial place. Then an interesting attorney comes from Santa Fe just to meet her--and leaves just as quickly as he came. And others need her help, including a hurt Indian girl. Suddenly Lixie has a purpose, but the dangerous circumstance..
“I grasped a mighty long-sword in my hand and in my heart was the old blood lust of the fighting man, and a red mist swam before my eyes and I felt my lips respond to my heart in the old smile that has ever marked me in the midst of the joy of battle. With their single eyes in the center of their heads and every eye turned upon the prey they were attacking, they did not note my soundless approach, so that I was upon them with my great long-sword, and four of them lay de..
THE HARVESTER is the story of David Langston, a solitary young man who harvests and sells medicinal herbs which he collects from his forested lands. He believes he needs nothing more than his work, his simple cabin and his trusty dog for companionship...that is until a hauntingly beautiful and demure vision visits him, and suddenly, he knows that it is the woman of his dreams. At that moment he realizes how truly lonely he has been, and that it is possible that a woman ..
John Hare lies dying in the desert until he is discovered and saved by the kind and generous rancher, August Naab. As Hare is nursed back to health on Naab’s ranch, he finds himself irresistibly attracted to Naab’s adopted daughter, Mescal. Here is a story of action and a love story. A story of gunfighting, cattle rustling, fighting over waterholes, and the amazing capture of Silvermane, the magnificent stallion of the desert.
Seeking to leave her troubled past behind, nineteen-year-old Elizabeth Cameron decides to join a religious group in Belton, Texas, where she and her five-year-old Indian charge will be hidden from a cruel world. Former gunfighter and robber Caleb Martin will do anything for a governor's pardon, even if it means escorting an irritatingly prim young woman. After this assignment, he'll have his freedom. Yet along the way, he learns that there may be something he needs e..
Ralph “Little Britches” Moody must take on responsibilities as the man of the family after his father’s death. During the summer of his twelfth year he works on a cattle ranch in the shadow of Pike’s Peak, earning “man’s wages” of a dollar a day. It’s a summer packed with enough action to fill most adult lives, let alone that of a young boy. Little Britches is tested against seasoned cowboys on the range and in the corral. He dr..
WARNING: ADVENTURES IN LIBRARIES ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
At least that’s what Landon discovers when a few drips from a library ceiling turn into a powerful waterfall. As the waters rise, so do the perils in this latest adventure of Landon Snow, as he and his sisters - Holly and Bridget-are transported out of the library and into another world.
In this high-seas voyage, the Snow children join a quest to find the Island of Arcanum, where the animals of Wonderwoo..
1870. A fugitive from Yankee justice, Confederate veteran Sandy Thompson looks for peace and solitude in the expanses of the untamed West. His quest is complicated by his reluctant, low-down business partner and an orphaned Indian girl entrusted to his care. Somehow, together, the three drifters must find a home in a land where thieves, Yankees, vengeful Indians, and forces of nature constantly threaten their survival.
Madeline Hammond, a New York society beauty, buys a ranch near the turbulent Mexican border and is welcomed to the West with a bloody revolution. Her ranch becomes the center of frontier warfare. Her ranch is ably defended by her ranch hands but a surprise bandit raid results in her own abduction. Her ranch superintendent goes to her rescue after she is captured by the bandits. A surprising climax brings the story to a delightful close.
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Cordelia Lu Hankins is the half Caucasian, half Chinese – and all albino. She has grown up in a remote lumber town with her distant father and a giant stepmother nicknamed Babe (after Paul Bunyan's blue ox), convinced she is ugly. Then, in the summer of 1918, when she is fourteen, she falls in love with the dashing Squirl. One day they meet on the mountain and Cordy receives her first kiss, as well as a wild ride down a log flume that gets Squirl fired.
Buck Duane is the son of a famous outlaw and Buck is the last of the Texas Duanes. Buck Duane was fast on the draw and accurate. But that same prowess with a gun allowed him to kill a man. Now he's on the run. Though an outlaw is not always a criminal, if the Rangers say he is an outlaw, its just as bad – he's a hunted man. Duane turns up at an outlaw's hideout, still revolting at the idea of outlawry. Worse still, all the men he kills haunt him, for y..
SAM FORTUNE DISCOVERS THE ONLY WAY TO ESCAPE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PAST IS TO FACE THE PEOPLE WHO WERE LEFT BEHIND.
War changes people. For the Fortune family of Coryell County, Texas, the changes were drastic. The ranch was lost, mother and twin daughters died, and the family drifted north to the Black Hills; all but Samuel, the middle son. He headed for the Indian Territory that one day would be Oklahoma and settled in to a life of reprisal against any and all ..