The new novel from the bestselling author of Wind River Rancher An unexpected reunion . . . Kira Duval was part of a Special Forces team that got caught in an ambush—leaving only two wounded survivors: herself and Weapons Sergeant Garret Fleming. Losing her team was traumatic, and in the chaotic aftermath, as the Army moved them from hospital to hospital, she lost Garret too. But she never lost her secret yearning for him. Finally, she gave up trying to track him down back in the States. But as she settles in at the Bar C cattle ranch in Wyoming, a place where veterans can find a home and a place to heal, she’s introduced to her sandy-haired, hazel-eyed housemate: none other than Garret Fleming. They’re a long way from Afghanistan—and a long way from the people they used to be before tragedy changed their lives. But as Kira earns her keep by caregiving for the ranch owner’s bedridden, alcoholic father—a task that sometimes feels more challenging than any black ops mission—she finds that even in peacetime Garret still has her back, and that in this warm, welcoming place, the passion she resisted in the heat of battle may finally have a chance to flourish . . .
RIGHTING THE PAST When Cole Hawkins left Whitebark, Wyoming, nine years ago, he couldn’t tell a soul the real reason why—not even the love of his life. It had killed him to keep secrets, but he’d made a promise to his father to never share the truth. Now after nearly a decade, Cole is back. And he has every intention of reclaiming Tamsin Rayburn. When her family’s ranch is targeted by an arsonist, Cole, working for the local fire department, wants to help catch the culprit. Tamsin has moved on—but she’s conflicted when she sees Cole. Could she consider giving him a second chance? That is, if the truth behind why he left doesn’t break her heart all over again.
The new novel from the bestselling author of Lone Rider. Sometimes the war comes to you . . . After serving as a Navy medic, Dawson Callahan is back in the States and ready to start over. Leaving his native Texas, he heads for the wide open spaces of Wyoming, where he finds work as a wrangler. True, he’ll mainly be wrangling chickens—and wrangling Sarah Carter’s granny, who’s still spry, but in need of a little caregiving. But ranch work is ranch work, and it’s hard to turn down a job offer from the beautiful Sheriff Carter—especially when she deputizes him as one of her lawmen. Sarah loves her grandmother, but with her law enforcement career keeping her busy, they could both use some help from a strong, steady man. And policing Lincoln County has only gotten tougher since a merciless drug lord arrived in the area. When Sarah takes a bullet on the job, it’s Dawson who comes to her rescue—and though they both thought they left war behind in Afghanistan, they’ll do whatever it takes to protect what’s theirs, even if it means facing down traumas they’ve buried for years. Because love isn’t for the faint of heart . . .
The new novel from the bestselling author of Lone Rider. For some, love is the only medicine . . . After a harrowing tour of duty in Afghanistan, Army nurse Lily Thompson escapes to Wind River Ranch to find herself once more. Working as a caregiver to foreman Jake Murdoch’s elderly mother, Lily almost feels at peace—except for the unsettling presence of Jake, a tight-lipped, intimidating man everyone calls Bear. But one look in the powerful ex-Marine’s eyes and Lily glimpses a vulnerability that shakes her soul: a hurt she understands all too well—and longs to heal . . . Jake is ready to rail at the fates when Lily moves into his home. Everything about this captivating woman calls to him, demanding that he abandon his solitary stance and start to live again. But Jake is a man who knows that no one can save him from the past that stalks his heart and mind. Not even sweet, achingly beautiful Lily. Still, that doesn’t stop his longing to pull her into his arms—and keep her there forever. Will time, and patience, bring them the courage to make their connection real? . . .
STORY OF A LIFETIME Wyatt Fielding wasn’t just handsome. He was ridiculously gorgeous. So if more snow meant more time stranded in the Wind River mountains with him, Alex Dorney hoped it would never stop. For a New York journalist, two days trapped in a tent in a Wyoming blizzard should have been torture. But this was quickly becoming the best—and most important—story of Alex’s life. When Alex descended upon his camp, Wyatt was beyond stunned. Her breathtaking blonde beauty seemed out of place in the rugged landscape—but she was proving more resourceful, and intriguing, by the hour. His attraction came on stronger and more suddenly than the squall raging outside. But he didn’t know this woman. And she didn’t know his past…
Previously published in Christmas with My Cowboy Wyoming winters can be rough, but for two waiting hearts, an approaching blizzard just might whip up the best gift of the season . . . A brutal blue norther is battering Wind River Valley just in time for Christmas when retired Marine Travis Grant spies a driver spinning out of control on black ice. It’s probably a tourist who doesn’t understand the deadly conditions, and Travis knows he has to help. The last person he expects to find behind the wheel is his childhood sweetheart, Kassie Murphy. She’s injured, but alive. And now, for Travis and Kassie, this snowy silent night will be one last chance to put the painful past behind them—and treat the wounds only love can heal. Praise for Lindsay McKenna’s Wind River Rancher “Moving and real . . . impossible to put down.” —Publisher’s Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
The new novel from the bestselling author of Wind River Wrangler Something to hold on to . . . Not so long ago, Reese Lockhart was commanding a company of Marines. Now his life is spiraling out of control. The Bar C ranch outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming may be his last chance to save himself . . . Shaylene Crawford, an Afghanistan veteran herself, knows all too well the demons of PTSD—that’s why she’s determined to turn her family’s cattle ranch into a place where wounded warriors can work, find a home, and rebuild their souls. Her embittered father nearly drank and gambled the place away, but with help from a small crew of vets—including the newest arrival, the quietly compelling Reese Lockhart—she intends to hold on to her dream. And when someone tries to destroy that dream, Reese will do whatever it takes to defend her . . .
Der erste Band der erfolgreichen Titan-Serie von US-Bestseller-Autorin Cristin Harber jetzt auf Deutsch! Militärpsychologin Mia Kensington setzt ihr Leben aufs Spiel, damit eine Geheimdienstakte nicht in falsche Hände gerät. Doch bevor sie sich versieht, wird sie von einem aufdringlichen Actionhelden quer durchs Land geschleppt. Aber sie braucht keinen Retter in der Not und kann ganz besonders auf diesen schroffen, gut aussehenden und kaltblütigen Agenten mit Alpha-Männchen-Komplex und einer Vorliebe für Waffen verzichten. Colby Winters, Elite-Agent des privaten Sicherheits- und Militärunternehmens Titan, ist auf einer Geheimmission mit nur einem Ziel: Eine Akte, die äußerst wichtig für die nationale Sicherheit ist, in Gewahrsam zu nehmen. Eigentlich eine einfache Operation. Aber jetzt muss sein Überlebensmotto »mit allen erforderlichen Mitteln« heißen, als er mit einer atemberaubenden Frau, die er einfach nicht sich selbst überlassen will, die Klingen kreuzt. Um Mias Sicherheit zu gewährleisten, bringt Colby sie bei sich zu Hause unter. Dafür muss er ihr sein Geheimnis offenbaren: Er ist der Adoptivvater eines kleinen verwaisten Mädchens. Bald ist auch hier Gefahr im Anmarsch und Mia landet in den Händen eines sadistischen Kartellbosses mit einer Vorliebe für ungewöhnliche Foltermethoden. In einem Wettlauf mit der Zeit und um die ganze Welt scheut Colby weder Explosionen noch Kugelhagel, um die Frau zu retten, ohne die er nicht mehr leben kann.
Still waters run deep . . . From the moment Roan Taggart picked up the pretty redhead at the Jackson Hole airport, his training and experience told him she was spooked. She’s left New York City to visit the Wind River Ranch, where Roan is a wrangler, and just as he can pick up a horse’s mood, he can feel the tension coming off her body. And that vulnerability is triggering all his protective instincts. . . Shiloh Gallagher likes the gray-eyed cowboy’s dry humor—and the Special Forces background that lends him a stoic, powerful presence. But she’s been scarred by trauma and her mother’s murder . . . and knows a strong man can be dangerous. She came to wide-open Wyoming to flee a threat that’s left her unable to write her novels. Now, as she rides horses with Roan and helps him build an isolated cabin, she’s slowly letting down her guard. But danger has followed her west, and they won’t have a future together unless they defeat a killer from her past. . .
Reb Santee was his name. He appeared to be just a rough-and-tumble cowboy, with an unruly shock of flaxen hair, and a puckered frown in his laughing blue eyes. But when he first rode into Wind River Basin, the law already had a grudge against him—and the grudges multiplied in a hurry, all because he wanted to be honest. In self-defense, he made a chain store business of outlawry. Brown’s Park, over the line in Colorado; the Robbers’ Roost, down in the purple wastes of Utah; the Hole-in-the-Wall; the Lost Cabin wilderness—he made them way stations on the outlaw trail, where men on the dodge could get grub, fresh horses, and information. Rustling became organized; banks and railroads began to feel the sting of their activities. The notorious “Wild Bunch” was blazing a wide trail up and down Wyoming. Stockmen organized; posses scoured the range; guns roared in dark canyons. But no one suspected Reb Santee, everybody’s friend and the best-liked man in the Basin, until one fateful day… Thrills, excitement, romance, and the best assortment of laughs you ever had in a Western story.
ONE STRONG COWBOY… From the moment Dena Colby returned to Lander, Wyoming, handsome rancher Ry Hardin was there for her. Her father had just died and left her the ranch. But Dena had no intention of lowering her defenses for anyone, least of all her father's foreman. Dena might be saying "hands off," but Ry knew better. The darn fool woman needed him, even if she was too stubborn to admit it. This former cowgirl—now city girl—belonged in his strong cowboy arms, and he'd fight heaven and earth to get her there….
The new novel from the bestselling author of Wind River Cowboy Healing, like love, takes time . . . For Noah Mabry, it’s easier sometimes to relate to the dogs and horses he trains than to other people. Ever since his marriage became a casualty of the war in Afghanistan—torn apart by the PTSD he brought back with him—he prefers to be on his own. At the Bar C Ranch, where he works with a crew of fellow military vets, his gentle patience helps tame even the rowdiest mustang—but he’s about to meet a woman who needs a healing touch he’s not sure he can give. Dair Wilson, a half-Comanche ex-Marine who lost a foot to an IED, has been hired on to assist Noah, but her deepest wounds aren’t visible. Growing up in an abusive home, she learned not to trust men, even ones who seem nothing but kind. After a wild horse sends her sprawling, the attentive care she receives from the Bar C family—and especially from Noah—is enough to convince her she’s found a place she can finally breathe easy. But one angry, damaged man poses a threat not only to Dair and Noah, but to everyone who’s built a new home at the Bar C . . .
Author: John F. Cooper
Release Date: 2014-03-28
Herbst 1820 in den Rocky Mountains. Der Trapper Jedediah Jones träumt davon, einen der Riesenbiber zu fangen, von dem indianische Legenden berichten. Aber ehe der Winter vorbei ist, hat Jed andere Sorgen: Hunting Coyote, ein rachsüchtiger Blackfoot, ist auf seiner Fährte. Gemeinsam mit dem Greenhorn Malcolm McGruder muss Jed ums nackte Überleben kämpfen. Auf ihrem Weg durch die Berge stoßen sie auf die Überreste einer spanischen Expedition. Die Spur führt sie zu einem Jahrhunderte altem Geheimnis. Doch auch eine Gruppe verbrecherischer Weißer ist ihnen dicht auf den Fersen ... Ein Abenteuerroman aus der wilden Zeit der Mountain Men: Packende Kämpfe, gefährliche Tiere und heimtückische Gegner vor der imposanten Naturkulisse des fernen Westens. Länge: 350 Normseiten.
Author: Lewis F. Crawford
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2000-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Ben Arnold (Connor), soldier, gold-seeker, bullwhacker, scout, hunter, cowboy, trader, miner, interpreter, and homesteader, epitomized the restless frontiersman. Through Arnold's recollections, the reader can experience life in the post-Civil War West. "The young Indians did not want to part with the Black Hills at any price, and not until the latter part of September did the treaty finally get under way. The treaty was attended by many renowned chiefs and their prominent followers. They were suspicious of the whites and it seemed evident from the first that the conference would not be able to accomplish its purpose-the bloodless acquisition of the Black Hills. Fortunately for me I had brought over the mail from Running Water and had the opportunity of hearing the treaty. I had given out beef issues to every agency represented and interested in the Black Hills. I knew the chiefs and leading men in every Sioux tribe and was able to converse with them without the necessity of an interpreter.... The situation was so tense that soldiers were sent over from Fort Robinson. Bloodshed seemed eminent. Had a gun been accidentally discharged, the life of every white man present would have been snuffed out instantly." "Arnold was a soldier in the Civil War, deserted on his second enlistment, and re-enlisted under an assumed name for service on the western Indian Frontier. On his way west, he helped to chase the guerrilla Quantrill, saw the smoke of burning Lawrence, traversed the Oregon Trail, and tarried by the way at Fort Kearney, Doby Town, Julesburg, and Fort Laramie. Stationed as a military guard on the telegraph line west of Laramie, Arnold herded horses, hunted bear, became acquainted with Joe Slade and other notorious plainsmen, and saw something of Brigham Young's Destroying Angels. Deserting again, Arnold went to the Snake River, across which he helped to ferry the ceaseless western-bound horde. Stampeding to Virginia City, he described the great Montana gold rush. He visited every trading post along the Missouri and became acquainted with all the characters of note, both white and Indian. Married to an Indian woman, he became skilled in Indian language and customs, took part as interpreter in the making of several treaties, and served as dispatch bearer in the Crook campaign." —Horace Bagley, North Dakota Historical Quarterly
The Virginian ist die Geschichte eines einzelgängerischen Cowboys in Wyoming um 1880, der sich trotz des im Westen vorherrschenden Faustrechts an seinen persönlichen Ehrenkodex hält und so allerlei Unbilden übersteht. Owen Wister war der Sohn von Sarah und Owen Wister Sr. einer Patrizierfamilie aus Philadelphia und genoss so eine privilegierte Kindheit. Seine Großmutter war die britische Bühnenschauspielerin Fanny Kemble. Nach Schulaufenthalten in der Schweiz und in England studierte er an der renommierten St. Paul's School in Concord (New Hampshire) sowie später an der Harvard University. Dort begann er mit Beiträgen für die studentische Satirezeitschrift The Harvard Lampoon seine schriftstellerische Laufbahn und lernte seinen langjährigen Freund und späteren Präsidenten der USA, Theodore Roosevelt, kennen. 1882–1884 verbrachte er zwei Jahre in Paris. Nach seiner Rückkehr ließ er sich zunächst in New York nieder, wo er in einer Bank Anstellung fand. 1885 begann er ein Zweitstudium an der Harvard Law School. Seine Approbation als Rechtsanwalt erhielt er 1888. In dieser Zeit begann sich Wister verstärkt mit dem amerikanischen Westen zu beschäftigen. Dieses Thema entsprach ganz dem Zeitgeist; der Historiker Frederick Jackson Turner verklärte in dem einflussreichen Aufsatz The Significance of the Frontier in American History (1893) die Frontier, also die weiße Siedlungrenze im Westen, zum Geburtsort des amerikanischen Gemüts und des ihm angeblich eigenen Freiheits- und Selbstbehauptungswillens. Roosevelt legte in seinem Werk The Winning of the West (1889-96) die Bedeutung der Westexpansion für das Wohl der amerikanischen Nation dar. Während die "Zivilisierung" des Westens voranschritt, also die Vertreibung der indianischen Ureinwohner, die Besiedlung durch Weiße, und die politische Organisation der Westterritorien in US-Bundesstaaten, machte sich Wister an die Verklärung dieser verschwindenden Welt und prägte mit seinem ersten Roman The Virginian (1902; dt. Der Virginier, 1955)) den in dieser Zeit entstehenden Mythos vom "Wilden Westen" entscheidend mit.