New Arrivals · Western Fiction

December 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The major's daughter

December 23, 2019
Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea), author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]
328 pages ; 22 cm.
"Caroline Adams returns to Indian Territory craving adventure after living society life. When she comes across outlaw Frisco Smith, his dreams to obtain a piece of property on the Unassigned Lands are persuasive. When the gun sounds, they find themselves battling over a claim-and both dig in their heels"-- Provided by publisher.

The outlaw's heart

December 19, 2019
Sandas, Amy. author.
©2019
314 pages ; 18 cm
"Desperate to escape an unhappy marriage, Boston socialite Evelyn Perkins flees west in hopes of losing herself to the dusty frontier. But when her train is boarded by outlaws, Evelyn is taken for ransom. Despite her terror, Evelyn fears being returned to her husband more. Refusing to co-operate, she becomes the responsibility of a man whose steady gaze threatens to pierce her brave façade and reach the wounded heart within. Gabriel Sloan has his orders, but the haunting shadows in the pretty young woman's eyes spark an intense protective instinct he can't deny. Every look, every touch brings them closer together. He would do anything to protect her, but dangerous men are on their trail, and soon the two must face Evelyn's darkest nightmare - or risk losing the unexpected joy they've found forever..."--Publisher.

Wish upon a cowboy

December 19, 2019
Marts, Jennie, author.
©2019
377 pages ; 18 cm
"Hot on the ice and tall in the saddle... Rancher and hockey coach Logan Rivers' attempts to hire a housekeeper are hindered by women more interested in marriage than meal-planning. So when snarky Harper Evans arrives with zero romantic interest in him, he couldn't be happier. But as he gets to know her, he finds himself hungering for more than her cooking. Down-on-her-luck single mom Harper Evans came to Colorado with one goal: to find her son and bring him home. Temporary work for a local rancher seems perfect, but to keep the job she has to deny her feelings for the hot cowboy who's heating up her kitchen. Logan's secret learning disability has caused a financial mistake that could cost him everything. With the holidays approaching and a storm closing in, he and Harper have to save his ranch and fight for her son. But can Harper trust the cowboy who is offering her both a home - and his heart?"--provided by publisher.

Tangled up in Christmas

December 19, 2019
Jones, Lisa Renee, author.
Fort Collins, CO: Entangled Publishing, 2019.
510 pages ; 17 cm
Tangled up in Christmas -- Santa, Baby.
"I haven't been back to Sweetwater, Texas, in years but somehow, here I am back where it all started. I'm still trying to figure out how. And of course, I don't even make it out of the airport before I run into my ex -the entire reason why I left Sweetwater in the first place. Horse wrangler Roarke Frost's shoulders are just as broad as I remember, that crooked smile of his still in place, and my heart is melting like chocolate in the sizzling Texas sun. Stupid heart. But worse, we're supposed to play nice together to pull off a Christmas festival in record time, which is the key to launching my new business. Now we’re working side by side to save injured animals, setting up a bid-on-a-cowboy auction, and he's pushing for a second chance. But I know he's still keeping a secret that could tear us apart if I give him an inch. I'll definitely need to dodge the spiked eggnog if I want to stay tangled up in Christmas, and not tangled up in Roarke again." --Amazon.com.

Bound for glory

December 18, 2019
LeSue, Tess, author.
New York : Jove, 2019.
viii, 374 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from the author's Bound for Eden (pages 365-374).
Nathaniel has many names. They call him Deathrider, White Wolf, the Plague of the West. He's the ice-eyed killer of the plains; the ghost of the trail; the restless spirit who haunts the frontier from California to Missouri, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. They say he moves silently through the night and changes form to run with the wolves. Or so the rumors go.... Ava Archer wouldn't know. She's never seen him. But that doesn't stop her from writing about him. After more than a dozen dime novels about the Plague of the West, she thinks she probably knows him better than he knows himself--even if she wouldn't recognize him on the street. Nathaniel is ready to put the rumors about him to bed by confronting A. A. Archer. But he never could have predicted that she wouldn't be at all what he expected, but rather a sexy redheaded woman with sloe-dark eyes who could slay a man at fifty paces. And she's not looking to play fair.

Restless rancher

December 17, 2019
Ryan, Jennifer, 1973- author.
©2019
374 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes excerpt from Tough Talking Cowboy.
"One minute down-on-his-luck rancher Austin Hubbard slept soundly, the next, a sassy spitfire dumped a pitcher of water on his head and woke him up--in more ways than one. Hired to help him rebuild his ranch, Sonya Tucker ends up helping him put the tattered pieces of his life back together. The capable, all-business accountant is on a mission to get the ranch up and running, but can he convince the temptingly beautiful woman to take a chance on him? Sonya was dismayed that Austin had lost it all: money, family, respectability. Things she--who'd been raised by her mother at Nevada's notorious brothel Wild Rose Ranch--only dreamed about. But working with the long, lean cowboy shows her that Austin is honorable to his core. Together they slowly grow to see what the love between them might bring. But then Austin's powder keg of a family feud explodes, exposing long-buried secrets, and threatening their new-found love..." -- Amazon.

Ride the high lonesome

December 13, 2019
Bittner, Rosanne, 1945- author.
©2019
309 pages ; 18 cm.
"1869. When Kate Winters is left stranded and defenseless in outlaw country, she knows there's little chance she'll make it out alive, until she stumbles across a ruthless gang hanging a cowboy for his cattle. She waits until the outlaws are gone, desperate enough to claim the dead man's horse to make her escape, only to realize he's not dead after all. Those outlaws should have made damn sure Luke Bowden was good and gone. Now he vows he'll have his revenge no matter the cost. But they're miles away from the nearest town, and the woman who saved his hide won't survive the ride back. He owes her his life--he owes her everything--and it doesn't take long before he's faced with a terrible choice: stand by Kate, or claim his revenge?"--Provided by publisher.

Bloody trail of the mountain man

December 6, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2019
vi, 376 pages ; 17 cm
Johnstone Country. Mountain Man Justice. If theres one thing Smoke Jensen hates, is a man who fights dirty. And no one fights dirtier than a politician. Especially a lying, cheating, no-good grifter like Senator Rex Underhill. Luckily, with another election coming up, this senatorial snake in the grass has some serious competition: Smokes old friend, Sheriff Monte Carson. Carson's an honest man, and he's got Smokes full support. But Underhills got support, too: a squad of hired guns ready to hit the campaign trail--and stain it red with blood . . . Swapping bullets for ballots, Underhills henchman make it all too clear that Sheriff Carson is not just a candidate on the rise, hes a target on the run. But with Smokes grassroots support--and lightning-fast trigger--he manages to stay alive in the race. That is, until Carsons righteous campaign takes a near-fatal turn when the Senator Underhill tricks his opponents, traps them in a mine, and literally buries the sheriffs political ambitions. When the going gets tough, Smoke gets even. When this game turns deadly, it's winner kills all . . . Live Free. Read Hard.

Born to be a cowboy

December 6, 2019
Ryan, R. C., 1937- author.
©2019
428 pages ; 17 cm
Includes a bonus story: Cowboy to the rescue by A.J. Pine.
"Western romance"--spine.
Born to be a cowboy / R.C. Ryan -- Cowboy to the rescue / A.J. Pine.
After running wild in his youth, Finn Monroe is now on the other side of the law as the local attorney. Between his practice and working at his family's ranch, his days aren't as exciting as they used to be--until Jessica Blair steps into his office. Gorgeous and determined, Jessie has a hunch her aunt is in trouble, and Finn is her last hope. As someone who relies on facts rather than feelings, Finn is skeptical. But it can't hurt to do a little digging. Jessie knows her aunt, and there is no way she would disappear on an "extended honeymoon" after hastily marrying a smooth-talking cowboy. Something is wrong, and Jessie is going to find out what. As soon as she and Finn start poking around, it becomes clear someone is willing to go to great lengths to keep them from the truth. But as the danger grows, so does their attraction. With both their lives on the line, Finn will discover just how far he'll go to keep Jessie safe.

Yuma prison crashout

December 6, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2018
361 pages ; 17 cm
"To clear his name, former deputy marshal Hank Fallon must go undercover in Yuma Territorial Prison, befriend a criminal mastermind and join him on the biggest breakout in American history to learn where he stashed a fortune in stolen money."--Publisher description.

Bendigo Shafter : a novel

December 5, 2019
L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988, author.
©1979
x, 480 pages : map ; 18 cm.
"Includes bonus material"--Cover.
"At what point does a group of strangers become a community? When young Bendigo Shafter and a ragtag bunch of travelers settle in the rugged Wyoming mountains, they quickly come to depend on a toughness and wisdom many of them never knew they possessed. Led by the beautiful and resourceful widow Ruth Macken, the settlers battle harsh winters, renegade opportunists, and the destructive lure of gold. Through these brutally demanding experiences, young Bendigo is forged into a man. But when he travels to New York to reclaim the love of Ninon, his childhood sweetheart, Bendigo is faced with new challenges. Will hard-edged instincts, honed from years in the mountains, serve him in the big city? Does Ninon's heart belong to the lights and glamour of the theater? And if his destiny deems it so, will he be willing to leave the community he toiled so long and hard to build?"--Back cover.

A cowboy for Christmas

November 7, 2019
Richardson, Sara (Romance fiction writer), author.
New York : Forever, 2019.
396 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes novella: A cowboy's Christmas eve by R.C. Ryan.
A cowboy for Christmas / Sara Richardson -- A cowboy's Christmas eve / R.C. Ryan.
"A COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS EVE: Even a wild blizzard can't keep cowboy Colin Malloy from spending Christmas with Dr. Anita Cross."--Provided by publisher.

Bullets don't argue

November 7, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2019
346 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from Have brides, will travel.--Pages [331]-346
"Once every year, Perley Gates and his brothers lead the Triple-G crew on its annual cattle drive. It's a treacherous journey along the Great Western Trail, with a herd of two-thousand cows on one side and many opportunities for trouble on the other. This year, trouble shows up in the form of a beautiful young woman, her little baby, and her bizarre traveling companion--a colorful old cuss who goes by the name of Possom Smith. They're heading to a settlement called Butcher Bottom, and risking their necks to get there. Perley--being the gentleman he is--offers to escort the trio to their destination. But there are a few minor details they "forgot" to tell Perley..." --Publisher.

When to call a cowboy

October 30, 2019
Faver, June, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2019]
346 pages ; 18 cm.
"Beau Garrett may look rough around the edges, but under that exterior beats a heart of gold--a heart that was broken when his high school sweetheart disappeared days before graduation. Years have passed, but Beau's never forgotten the fiery-haired girl who left him high and dry. Dixie Moore has her reasons for being angry with Beau. When a family emergency calls Dixie back to her hometown, she brings with her an explosive secret that could divide them for good--if the culprit behind a recent crime spree doesn't get her first"--Back cover.

Hope's highest mountain

October 23, 2019
Beller, Misty M., author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2019]
316 pages ; 22 cm.
"In 1886, Ingrid Chastain is en route to deliver vaccines to a Montana mining town when an accident leaves her alone and injured in the wilderness. When rescue comes in the form of a mysterious mountain man, she's hesitant to trust him, but the journey ahead will change their lives." --Provided by publisher.

Full throttle : stories

October 18, 2019
Hill, Joe, author.
©2019
480 pages ; 24 cm
Throttle / with Stephen King -- Dark carousel -- Wolverton Station -- By the silver water of Lake Champlain -- Faun -- Late returns -- All I care about is you -- Thumbprint -- The devil on the staircase -- Twittering from the circus of the dead -- Mums -- In the tall grass / with Stephen King -- You are released.
"In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including "In The Tall Grass," one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in "Faun." A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in "Late Returns." In "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain," two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water's edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality, and other horrors that lurk in the water's shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in "Throttle," co-written with Stephen King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best"-- Provided by publisher.

Where there's fire, there's Smoke : Smoke Jensen, the last mountain man

October 11, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©1986
472 pages ; 18 cm
First work originally published: New York : Zebra Books, 1987. Second work originally published: New York : Kensington Pub., 1986.
Trail of the mountain man -- Return of the mountain man.
"His country burning with war, his family shattered, a young man strikes off on his own and builds a legend with his fists, a pistol, knife, and long gun. This collection includes the classic westerns Trail of the Mountain Man and Return of the Mountain Man, long unavailable and here together for the first time in one action-packed volume... Where There's Gold, There’s Blood, Bullets, and Smoke When the Missouri farm boy named Jensen came west, he started fighting, surviving, and learning every brutal step of the way. He learned from a mountain man named Preacher. He learned from Indians. And from outlaws. And he learned that nothing burns the souls of men faster than the lure of glimmering gold. From one ramshackle frontier mountain town to another, Smoke sees gold strikes—and gold fever—drawing crooks and cold-blooded killers from across the nation. Faced with an explosion of horrifying violence—along with some demons from his past—Smoke has no choice but to lay down the law. Once he does, it doesn’t matter how many men and guns the outlaws bring. Because if Smoke Jensen has learned anything, it’s this: in a vast, savage land, you don’t back down, don’t give up, and don’t stop shooting until the last bad man goes to his Maker."--Back cover.

Too soon to die

October 10, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2019
vi, 439 pages ; 17 cm
"With their acclaimed novels of the Jensen family, bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone have captured the pioneering spirit of America itself. Now a new generation of Jensens prepares to take the reins-and live the dream their ancestors fought for . . . There's nothing like a wedding to bring families together. And there's no place like the Sugarloaf Ranch to throw a foot-stomping hoedown-even if it turns into a gun-blazing showdown. Smoke and Sally Jensen are delighted that their son Louis is marrying the lovely widow he met during a perilous stagecoach journey through the Donner Pass. The whole family welcomes the bride and her young son with open arms. In fact, everyone is invited to the party-even the handsome stranger who rescued Louis's twin sister Denise from a runaway mustang. Who is this mysterious hero? No one knows. But there's going to be a lot of gunshots along with the wedding bells when this stranger makes his deadly moves. Once more, the Jensens band together to fight for what's theirs. And it just might be till death do they part . . ."--FantasticFiction.com.

Longing for a cowboy Christmas

October 9, 2019
©2019
475 pages ; 18 cm
"Historical western romance"--Spine
Fairy tale Christmas / Leigh Greenwood -- Christmas in paradise / Rosanne Bittner -- Christmas wedding / Linda Broday -- Love letter to Santa / Margaret Brownley -- One snowy Christmas eve / Anna Schmidt -- Through the storm / Amy Sandas.
"Whether it's a widower finding an unexpected new start, a former outlaw and his new wife welcoming their very own Christmas miracle, a long-lost lover returning just in time for a special holiday celebration, a second chance at love between two warring hearts given peace at last, an unlikely pair working together to bring joy to a small Texas town, or a cowboy and his dark-eyed beauty snowed in one unforgettable wintry eve...every Christmas with a cowboy is filled with light, laughter, and a forever kind of love."--back cover

See that my grave is kept clean : a novel

September 23, 2019
Paul, Bart, author.
©2019
274 pages ; 22 cm
"An Arcade CrimeWise book."
"Now returned from another tour in Afghanistan, Tommy Smith is rebuilding his life with his new wife, Deputy Sheriff Sarah Cathcart, and their baby daughter, as he opens his own pack outfit in the high country of his youth. When a young girl is reported lost in the canyon above their home, Tommy leads the search, but instead of the missing child, he discovers a corpse that may hold the key to a long-unsolved local bank theft and a fortune in stolen cash. The FBI is called in. Though Tommy tries not to get involved, the promise of easy money has lured unsavory characters from the hard streets of Reno, and speculation about the missing cash is undermining the social fabric of their little town. Facing threats to his family and the way of life he is fighting to preserve, Tommy must call on his investigative skills to uncover the connection between the missing girl and the long-dead body--a link that will inevitably lead to an explosive showdown deep in the Sierra wilderness"-- Provided by publisher.

Land of wolves

September 18, 2019
Johnson, Craig, 1961- author.
©2019
xiii, 320 pages ; 24 cm.
The new novel in the bestselling Longmire series. Attempting to recover from his harrowing experiences in Mexico, in Land of Wolves Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is neck deep in the investigation of what could or could not be the suicidal hanging of a shepherd. With unsettling connections to a Basque family with a reputation for removing the legs of Absaroka County sheriffs, matters become even more complicated with the appearance of an oversize wolf in the Big Horn Mountains to which Walt finds himself feeling more and more empathetic.

The Peaceful Valley crime wave

September 13, 2019
Pronzini, Bill, author.
©2019
252 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
1914. Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana ... and that's just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it. He hasn't had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years. Then the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian sets off a crime wave like nothing Lucas has ever seen. Teenager Charity Axthelm goes missing, and Reba Purvis's housekeeper is poisoned with cyanide Reba is sure was meant for her. It's not long before the first corpse shows up, and it's up to Monk to solve each of the crimes and restore the peace. -- adapted from jacket

Dead man walking

September 12, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2013
313 pages ; 17 cm
"Ignatius O'Reilly is famous for his beautifully crafted counterfeit money. John Henry Sixkiller is famous for hunting criminals into the most violent and dangerous worlds most lawman dare not go. Now, the Deputy U.S. Marshal is zeroing on O'Reilly in San Francisco, when the case blows up in his face. Instead of O'Reilly, Sixkiller finds a beautiful woman and a meddling Federal agent from the Secret Service. O'Reilly gets away and the hunt leads Sixkiller after the woman, the counterfeiter, and the Fed into the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains. There, a mining town is surrounded by armed men, people inside are dying of disease, and, as outlaws converge, the line between right and wrong disappears ... until Sixkiller takes out a gun and lays down the law--one bullet at a time."--Publisher.

Frontier America

September 12, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
©2019
376 pages ; 18 cm
As the father of a young Crow tribesman, Preacher would like nothing more than to see the long-time natives and newly arrived settlers live together in peace. Then the killing starts. As a family man and frontiersman, Jamie Ian MacCallister is more than happy to help the officers at Fort Kearny negotiate a peace treaty with the Crow nation. Until it all goes to hell. This is not the American dream they were looking for. This is a nightmare. A brutal, blood-drenched frontier war that two heroic men must fight and win-or one struggling nation will never come together. For liberty and justice for all.

Inland : a novel

August 8, 2019
Obreht, Téa, author.
New York : Random House, [2019]
374 pages ; 25 cm
"In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman, alone in a house abandoned by the men in her life--her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her two older sons, who have gone in search of their father after his return is delayed. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, a boy with a bad eye who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and a seventeen year old maid named Josie, her husband's cousin who communes with spirits. Lurie is the son of a dead dockworker, a former outlaw, and a man haunted by ghosts--he sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires an epic journey across the West. The way in which Nora and Lurie's stories intertwine is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland showcases all of Téa Obreht's talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the classical American genre of the Western, making it entirely--and unforgettably--her own"-- Provided by publisher.

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