HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO The rancher and the runaway… Who'd ever have guessed Kit had her very own guardian angel—and that he'd be wearing spurs? But rancher Jarod Banning had saved Kit's life, offering her what she needed most: a place to hide! For weeks someone had been sending her threatening letters—the police were clueless, and so Kit decided to disappear! And that was how she met Jarod Banning. Jarod Banning might be a full-time doctor and part-time rancher but he was certainly all man! Kit had known him less than twenty-four hours, but right now he was the only person she trusted. In Jarod's arms Kit felt safe, but was she now in a different kind of danger: falling in love with a hero who wasn't hers to hold? "Winters weaves a magical spell that is unforgettable…"—Affaire de Coeur Rebecca Winters is the Utah Writer of the Year 1995, winning the Isolde Carlsen Award for Excellence. HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO A practical marriage? Araminta Smith had first met Professor Jason Lister when she was hired to look after his niece and nephew. Knowing that her plain but honest looks weren't about to catch her a husband, she was intrigued by the distinguished surgeon's interest in her. Since he was also a confirmed bachelor, the professor's proposal came as an even greater surprise. A marriage between them, as he pointed out to her, would be infinitely practical—and Araminta was nothing if not practical. But then…what about love? "Once again Betty Neels perfects another hero to pine over." —Romantic Times HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
Author: Barbara McMahon
Publisher: Barbara McMahon
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Cowboy Heroes Books 1-9 Bluebells on the Hill Country singing star Amanda Smith was seeking a refuge from her busy concert schedule when she finds the perfect hide-away in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Buying the cabin on impulse, she finds out why it was so cheap. Her neighbor Mac Mackenzie's had his eye on that patch of land for years. When he can't bribe her to leave, he changes tactics. The only problem is it becomes hard to tell if he's trying to drive her away, or convince her to stay. Cowboy's Bride When Kalli Bonotelli inherits a ranch in Wyoming, she hasn't a clue how to start. When neighbor Trace Longford offers to buy her ranch, she turns the offer into a chance to learn what she can about operating a profitable cattle ranch. When Trace tries to teach her the ins and outs of ranching, he's handicapped by the way his mind keeps imagining taking her to bed instead of teaching her how to brand a calf. One Stubborn Cowboy When crippled rodeo cowboy Kit Lockford meets children book writer Kelly Adams, sparks fly. She’s intrigued, he’s elusive. Neither can forget the encounter. Despite his vow to stay away from entanglements, Kit can’t resist the town’s newest resident. Can she convince him that disabilities don’t matter–it’s the man who faces all challenges head on who can capture her heart? Crazy About A Cowboy They divorced for all the wrong reasons. Now he wants her back for all the right ones. Texan Sam Haller and his young wife Lisa ended their stormy marriage two years ago. Lisa left Texas and took their infant son with her. Now she's back, and Sam wants his wife back in his life. Are there too many hurtful words and heartaches to overcome? From the stockyards of Fort Worth to the rolling Texas ranch land, the two try to recapture what they once had. Never Doubt A Cowboy When Molly Spencer meets footloose cowboy Tell Hardin while she’s working in Acapulco, she’s captivated by him. However, Molly's a very practical woman, and a future with a fun-loving, unemployed cowboy doesn’t fit in with her plans. Still–it can’t hurt to have a little fun together. She’ll be fine–unless Molly throws caution to the wind and allows herself to fall in love. Cowboy Marshal Savannah Adams is the primary witness to a brutal murder. When her own life’s threatened, she’s placed into protective custody of the U.S. Marshal Service until the trial. When a second attempt is made, she’s whisked away from her native Miami Beach and hidden at a ranch in Wyoming–complete with a cowboy marshal. Instead of warm water and sugar-sand beaches, she’s faced with horses, cattle, freezing mountain streams and non-stop cowboys. Can a Miami beach bunny and a gun toting cowboy marshal ever hope to build a future together? Summer Cowboy Becca Montgomery's been waiting six years for the chance to travel. As soon as her younger brother returns from college to take over the running of the family cattle ranch, she's off on a month-long adventure. Instead—she's shocked to learn he's not returning at all. Can she get someone to run the ranch for a month? Josh Randall's a cowboy with a fixed idea in mind—earn enough money to buy his own spread. A short-term summer job fits the bill. Be careful what you wish for. You may just get it and find out it's not nearly enough. Second Chance Cowboy Cache McKendrick can't believe the petite blonde large animal veterinarian is qualified to care for his animals, but when she proves her worth, he's intrigued. In more than one way. But this cowboy's been burned once already. And Holly's made it clear she's only temporary—in six months, she'll be moving on. Can two people with definite beliefs find out second chances can make all the difference? Movie Star Cowboy When an elderly relative leaves Kelsey and ex husband Jared each fifty percent of his cattle ranch, they have to agree on how to settle the inheritance. Kelsey wants to move her bakery business to operate from the long-time family ranch, using it as the perfect setting for her brand: Grandma Mary’s. Jared wants to continue in the ranching business, even though his acting career will keep him from Texas for months out of the year. Can these two find a way to make it work for both of them?
As business interests have commercialized the American West and publishers and studios have created compelling imagery, the expectations of readers and moviegoers have influenced perceptions of the cowboy as a hero. This book describes the evolution of the cowboy hero as a mythic persona created by dime novels, television and Hollywood. Much of our concept of the cowboy comes to us from movies and the book’s main focus is his changing image in cinema. The development of the hero image and the fictional West is traced from early novels and films to the present, along with shifting audience expectations and economic pressures.
Home to a Cowboy In a split second, a tragic accident ends Kathleen Somers's ballet career. Her dreams shattered, she returns home to the Soaring S ranch…and her first love. Suddenly the local veterinarian, Dr. Nate Sterling, goes from her ex to her champion. With the help of a lively poodle therapy dog, the cowboy vet sets out to challenge Kathleen's strength and heal her heart. He'll show her there's life beyond dance, even if it means she leaves town again. But maybe, just maybe, he'll convince her there's only one thing in life worth having…and he's standing right in front of her. Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts.
Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Release Date: 2003-09
Genre: American literature
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Author: Robert Nott
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts
In the world of Western films, Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Audie Murphy have frequently been overlooked in favor of names like Roy Rogers and John Wayne. Yet these three actors played a crucial role in the changing environment of the post-World War II Western, and, in the process, made many excellent middle-budget films that are still a pleasure to watch. This account of these three Western stars' careers begins in 1946, when Scott and McCrea committed themselves to the Western roles they would play for nearly twenty years. Murphy, who also joined them in 1946, would continue his Western career for a few years after his cohorts rode into the film sunset. Arranged chronologically, and balanced among the three actors, the text concludes with Audie Murphy's last Western in 1967. Covering both the personal and professional lives of these three Hollywood cowboys, the book provides both their stories and the story of a Hollywood whose attitude toward the Western was in a time of transition and transformation. The text is complemented by 60 photographs and a filmography for each of the three.
The movie business can be murder. Filmmakers Margot O'Banion and her lover Max Skull head to Northern California for the final location shooting on a real-life Western. It is here that Margot's desire to remain quietly behind the scenes is shattered as she confronts ghostly images of Hollywood's past.
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Release Date: 2017-03-22
Sinclair Lewis’ Roman aus dem Jahr 1935 führt einen Antihelden vor, der mit seinen Hetzreden die Begeisterung unzufriedener Wähler entfacht. Durch seine Lügen und eine Rhetorik des Populismus und der Ressentiments wird er Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten. Das klingt vertraut? „Eine unheimliche Vorwegnahme der aktuellen Ereignisse.“ The Guardian „Ein Populist im Weißen Haus? Literaturnobelpreisträger Sinclair Lewis hat es vor 80 Jahren durchgespielt.“ DIE ZEIT „Sinclair Lewis ist wieder aktuell.“ der Freitag „Ein Meister des absoluten Realismus." Bob Dylan 1935 in den USA ein aufsehenerregender Bestseller, heute wieder eine Sensation und aktuell wie selten zuvor. In der Übersetzung des bekannten Exilautors und Kleist-Preis-Trägers Hans Meisel – mit einem Nachwort von Jan Brandt. Sinclair Lewis wusste durch seine Frau Dorothy Thompson, Auslandskorrespondentin in Berlin, über den Aufstieg der Nazis Bescheid. In den USA beobachtete er, wie die Populisten nach Wirtschaftskrise und Sozialreformen des New Deal immer weiter an Einfluss gewannen. Der radikale Senator Huey Long versuchte Präsident Roosevelt aus dem Amt zu drängen, bevor Long 1935 einem Attentat zum Opfer fiel. Lewis diente er als Vorbild für den fanatischen Verführer Buzz Windrip in seinem Roman. Buzz Windrip, für seine Gegner ein „ungebildeter Lügner mit idiotischer Weltanschauung“ und ein gefährlicher Populist, will Präsidentschaftskandidat werden. Er gibt vor, sich für die kleinen Leute einzusetzen, und verspricht, „aus Amerika wieder ein stolzes Land zu machen“. Trotz völlig unglaubwürdiger Versprechen laufen ihm die Wähler zu, und er zieht ins Weiße Haus ein. Sogleich regiert er wie ein absolutistischer Herrscher, beschneidet die Freiheiten der Minderheiten, legt sich mit Mexiko an und lässt seine Kritiker rabiat verfolgen. Einer davon ist der liberale Zeitungsherausgeber Doremus Jessup, der sich nicht mundtot machen lassen will.
Author: Stephen Romano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-09-18
The “cinematic, hyper-kinetic, action-packed” (Jeff Abbott) thriller and “a must-read for followers of Andrew Vachss and Charlie Huston” (Booklist, starred review). There is no code Elroy Coffin can’t break, nothing he can’t hack, no safe he can’t get into. But for the past two years, he’s been incarcerated in a maximum-security hellhole after a job gone bad, driven to near-madness by the revelation of his beloved wife’s murder. Now a powerful and mysterious visitor who calls herself a “concerned citizen” offers Elroy his freedom if he’ll do another job, and sweetens the deal with proof that his wife might still be alive. All Elroy has to do is hack into one of the most complicated and deadliest security grids in the world—clear and simple instructions for the best in the business. Or so he thinks. Quickly drawn into the epicenter of a secret, brutal war between criminal masterminds, Elroy is forced to run for his life through a rapid-fire labyrinth of deception, betrayal, and intrigue— where no one is to be trusted and every fight could be his last . . . and the real truth hidden beneath the myriad levels of treachery may be too shocking to comprehend. . . .