New Arrivals · Western Fiction

April 8, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The poacher's daughter

April 7, 2014
Zimmer, Michael, 1955-
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, 2014.
499 pages ; 23 cm
"Synopsis : In 1885, young Rose Edwards is widowed by Montana vigilantes who hang her husband for an alleged theft, then burn her Yellowstone Valley cabin to the ground as a warning for her and others of her kind to quit the territory. Penniless and illiterate, yet fiercely independent, Rose begins a two-year odyssey to revisit the land of her childhood, a land she once traveled with her father, an itinerant robe trader among the Assiniboines and Blackfeet. But the old ways of the hunter and trapper are disappearing. European investors are flooding the bison ranges with vast herds of cattle, raising mansions and polo fields on ground once claimed by teepees and sod-roofed hunters' shacks. With an aging roan gelding named Albert as her closest friend, Rose finds herself a reluctant hero in an ageless battle, the face of an indigenous population, both native and white, as she stubbornly pushes back against the invading aristocracy. And hanging over her every decision is an alcoholic father, who hunts bison inside the newly formed Yellowstone National Park, selling the mounted heads and tanned robes to Eastern tourists even as his daughter makes her stand against the destruction of the land she loves"-- Provided by publisher.

A sensible arrangement

March 24, 2014
Peterson, Tracie.
Minneapolis, Minnesots : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
324 pages ; 22 cm.
"In the first of the LONE STAR BRIDES series, featuring 1890s Denver, Colorado, and Texas, Marty and Jake agreed to a marriage of convenience only. But when love starts to soften their hearts, will they come to a different arrangement?"-- Provided by publisher.

Seth MacFarlane's a million ways to die in the West : a novel

March 11, 2014
MacFarlane, Seth, 1973-
New York : Ballantine Books, [2014]
211 pages ; 20 cm
Pays homage to the traditional Western with a modern comic spin, following a cowardly sheep rancher who seeks the help of a gunslinger's wife to win back the woman who left him.

Butterfly palace

March 11, 2014
Coble, Colleen.
Nashville [Tenn.] : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
327 pages ; 22 cm
Includes reading group guide (page 316).
1904. Lilly secures a job as maid in the Cutler's famed Butterfly Mansion in Austin, Texas, but her past lurks around every corner. While serving at an elegant dinner party, she recognizes one distinguished guest as Andrew, the love of her life, who abandoned her back home. He seems to have assumed a new identity and refuses to acknowledge her. When Lily is attacked later, is it a random act-- or is it something more personal?

The whip : a novel

February 11, 2014
Kondazian, Karen.
East Brunswick, NJ : Hansen Pub. Group, c2012.
294 p. ; 22 cm.
"Inspired by a true story."

Boots under her bed

February 5, 2014
New York, NY : Berkley Books, 2014.
340 p. ; 18 cm.
Crazy Callie / Jodi Thomas -- Nat Church and the runaway bride / Jo Goodman -- The Scent of roses / Kaki Warner -- The Hired gun's heiress / Alison Kent
Four novellas set against the backdrop of the Old West feature a new story from Jodi Thomas, in which a young woman named Callie needs to find a new husband pronto--one who is taller than she is and will not have her committed to an insane asylum during their pretend marriage.

Where courage calls : a When Calls the Heart novel

January 30, 2014
Oke, Janette, 1935-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, 2014.
pages cm
"In the early 20th century, new schoolteacher Beth Thatcher is assigned a post in a remote mining community in Western Canada. There her courage--and her heart--will be tested in unexpected ways"-- Provided by publisher.

Greasy Grass : a story of the Little Big Horn

January 17, 2014
Boggs, Johnny D.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, 2013.
266 pages ; 23 cm
Boggs brings the events and personalities of Little Big Horn to life in a series of first-hand accounts.

The lone warrior

January 15, 2014
Austin, Lori, 1961-
New York, New York : Signet Eclipse, [2014]
328 pages ; 18 cm.
"Rose Varner needs a man... But not just any man. The one known as "White Ghost with Hair of Fire." He may be the only way to rescue her daughter, Lily, from the Cheyenne. Legend has it he was once the Cheyenne's captive, but his courage impressed them so much that they accepted him as one of their own. Yet the man Rose finds seems far from legendary... Luke Phelan's tortured past has driven him to live as a recluse in the Smoky Hills of western Kansas. Having vowed to keep his distance from the Cheyenne, Luke refuses to accompany Rose on her rescue mission. But her bravery in the face of dangerous odds changes his mind. Now as they ride toward their destination, they'll battle outlaws, bounty hunters, and their own rising desires before finding Lily. But the cost to Rose will be high, and her budding love for Luke will be put to the test..."-- Page [4] of cover.

Against the mark

January 14, 2014
Martin, Kat.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
The perfect murder is a work of art. In one catastrophic instant, Haley Warren's estranged father was taken from her. She never got the chance to reconnect with him, so now she's doing it the only way she's got left: by proving the explosion that killed him was no accident. When Tyler Brodie, the provocative and handsome P.I. hired by Haley, discovers that her father was investigating a suspected art theft, he knows his death is no coincidence. After all, tens of millions of dollars worth of stolen art could motivate a thief to go to any lengths--including getting rid of anyone poking around where they don't belong. As Haley and Ty get closer to the truth, the truth gets ugly: Did Haley's dad know too much or was he in on the take? And although Ty's a consummate professional, he's having trouble focusing on the facts of the case, and not the figure of his gorgeous client. The two are determined to get to the bottom of the case, even if it means they die trying.

Robert B. Parker's Bull River

January 14, 2014
Knott, Robert, 1954-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
After hunting down the notorious desperado Alejandro Vasquez, Territorial Marshal Virgil Cole and Deputy Everett Hitch return him to San Criśtóbal to stand trial. No sooner do they remand him into custody than a major bank robbery occurs and the lawmen find themselves tasked with another job investigating the robbery of the Comstock Bank, recovering the loot, and bringing the criminals to justice. But when their primary suspect is found severely beaten outside a high class brothel and turns out to be using a false identity to escape a torrid past, it is Alejandro who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of St. Louis s most prominent millionaire in a Cain and Abel story that brings revenge to a whole new level.

Reckless love

January 7, 2014
Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944- author.
Sutton : Severn House, 2013.
379 p. ; 22 cm.
"First published 1990 in the USA in mass market format only"--t.p. verso.
Two strangers and a wild stallion must join forces to escape a band of renegade warriors in the Utah Territory.

Big sky secrets

January 6, 2014
Miller, Linda Lael
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books c2014.
376 p. ; 17 cm.
In this captivating conclusion to the series set in Parable, Montana, self-made tycoon Landry Sutton arrives at Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane, but unexpectedly falls in love with Big Sky Country and his brother's neighbor, Ria Manning

Robert B. Parker's Bull River

January 6, 2014
Knott, Robert, 1954-
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
342 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"A Cole and Hitch novel"--Title page verso.
After hunting down the notorious desperado Alejandro Vasquez, Territorial Marshal Virgil Cole and Deputy Everett Hitch return him to San Criśtóbal to stand trial. No sooner do they remand him into custody than a major bank robbery occurs and the lawmen find themselves tasked with another job investigating the robbery of the Comstock Bank, recovering the loot, and bringing the criminals to justice. But when their primary suspect is found severely beaten outside a high class brothel and turns out to be using a false identity to escape a torrid past, it is Alejandro who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of St. Louis s most prominent millionaire in a Cain and Abel story that brings revenge to a whole new level.

A Big Sky Christmas

January 3, 2014
Johnstone, William W.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
511 pages ; 23 cm.
In the fall of 1873, a wagon train of immigrants sets off from Missouri for the Montana Territory. Leading them is wagon master Jamie Ian MacCallister, a giant of a man who swears he can get them there by Christmas. The journey is plagued by brutal storms and rugged terrain, outlaws and hostile Indians. Just when things look nearly hopeless, two unlikely saviors arrive: an old mountain man known as Preacher and legendary frontiersman Smoke Jensen.

Black Mesa

January 3, 2014
Cotton, Ralph W.
©2005
365 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Day of the wolf

January 3, 2014
West, Charles.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
369 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Blood on the Verde River

January 3, 2014
Richards, Dusty.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The Lawman : White Lightning

January 3, 2014
Brandt, Lyle, 1951-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
383 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
When potent moonshine is smuggled onto the Cherokee reservation, resulting in the death of a marshal, Jack Slade, a reformed drinker and gambler, must find the killers and put an end to the bootleggers' operation once and for all.

Pomme de Terre : a novel of the Minnesota uprising

January 3, 2014
Simar, Candace.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
505 pages : map ; 23 cm

The Reluctant Pinkerton : A Talbot Roper novel

January 3, 2014
Randisi, Robert J.
Waterville, Maine. : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

Ralph Compton : The Hunted : A Ralph Compton Novel

January 3, 2014
Mayo, Matthew P.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

The Texans

January 3, 2014
Cogburn, Brett.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Bladen Cole : bounty hunter

January 3, 2014
Yenne, Bill, 1949-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
433 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Mundy's law : the legend of Joe Mundy

January 3, 2014
McCord, Monty.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013.
355 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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