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 . . .
The new novel from the bestselling author of Home to Wind River. Real love is worth every risk . . . Ex-Air Force pilot Andy Whitcomb loves nothing more than the wide blue skies, but when a helicopter crash fighting forest fires in California leaves her injured and shaken, she’s ready to return home to the peace of Wind River Ranch. The good news is, there’s a chance for her to fly helos for the county sheriff’s department. The bad news? The person in charge is none other than Dev Mitchell, an ex-Army Black Hawk pilot—and the rugged, sharp-eyed man Andy has never forgotten after five days together running from the Taliban after a nerve-wracking near-miss in Afghanistan. Dev can’t believe his eyes when Andy walks into the interview. She’s as strong and sexy as he remembers, and every bit qualified for the job, which she clearly wants. Unfortunately, if he’s going to be her boss, their relationship has to remain strictly professional—a regret Dev fights to keep hidden as they begin to work together. But when a chance encounter with violent drug traffickers forces them into survival mode, both of them will fight to hold on to the connection they can’t ignore—and the chance of a future together.
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? . . .
Take a walk down the aisle—western style—with these tales of unbridled love, from a trio of New York Times bestselling authors who know the way to a cowboy’s heart ... The Rancher’s Wedding* Diana Palmer When a rugged Colorado rancher who’s in the red meets up with a screenwriter-turned-waitress dogged by scandal, they put their talents—and their hearts—together. But will front page news put a damper on the sparks flying between them? “No one beats this author for sensual anticipation.” —Rave Reviews Wind River Wedding * Lindsay McKenna A sprawling family ranch in Wyoming, or a swanky Hamptons hideaway? A young couple’s future in-laws try to stake their claim on where the newlyweds will live. But these lovebirds won’t be corralled ... “Moving and real ... impossible to put down.” —Publisher’s Weekly, STARRED REVIEW on Wind River Rancher The Cowboy Lassoes a Bride * Kate Pearce Between a hen night that goes terribly wrong and a missing wedding dress, a bride-to-be wonders if her plan to marry her longtime bad boy cowboy beau is doomed—and he wonders if his fiancée is avoiding the altar. Will love prevail? ... “Captures the spirit of the West.” —Booklist on The Maverick Cowboy
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. . .
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 . . .
You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down After Wyoming ranger Porter Ewing is injured and left for dead, his only priority is fast-tracking his recovery and getting back in the saddle. He still has a suspect to apprehend! However, his attitude changes when he meets physical therapist Lily Owens. The former champion athlete and her own inspiring story of recovery have completely stolen Porter’s heart. Suddenly sessions with Lily are the best part of Porter’s day—and he’s ready to make things official. Until a break in the case uncovers that Porter’s injury wasn’t a coincidence. A threat from his past has reemerged—that poses a threat to Lily—and Porter will stop at nothing to protect her…even expose his darkest secret.
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.
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….
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
Author: Peter C. Rollins
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date: 2005-11-11
Genre: Performing Arts
American historians such as Frederick Jackson Turner have argued that the West has been the region that most clearly defines American democracy and the national ethos. Throughout the twentieth century, the "frontier thesis" influenced film and television producers who used the West as a backdrop for an array of dramatic explorations of America's history and the evolution of its culture and values. The common themes found in Westerns distinguish the genre as a quintessentially American form of dramatic art. In Hollywood's West, Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor, and the nation's leading film scholars analyze popular conceptions of the frontier as a fundamental element of American history and culture. This volume examines classic Western films and programs that span nearly a century, from Cimarron (1931) to Turner Network Television's recent made-for-TV movies. Many of the films discussed here are considered among the greatest cinematic landmarks of all time. The essays highlight the ways in which Westerns have both shaped and reflected the dominant social and political concerns of their respective eras. While Cimarron challenged audiences with an innovative, complex narrative, other Westerns of the early sound era such as The Great Meadow (1931) frequently presented nostalgic visions of a simpler frontier era as a temporary diversion from the hardships of the Great Depression. Westerns of the 1950s reveal the profound uncertainty cast by the cold war, whereas later Westerns display heightened violence and cynicism, products of a society marred by wars, assassinations, riots, and political scandals. The volume concludes with a comprehensive filmography and an informative bibliography of scholarly writings on the Western genre. This collection will prove useful to film scholars, historians, and both devoted and casual fans of the Western genre. Hollywood's West makes a significant contribution to the understanding of both the historic American frontier and its innumerable popular representations.
Author: C. Jack Lewis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts
From the silent movie era to the early days of television, hundreds of small production companies turned out low-budget films that were played as second features in this country and abroad. As might be expected, a high percentage were Westerns. The people who made these films - producers, directors, writers, actors, and technicians - inhabited what came to be known as Poverty Row, eking out a living doing a job they loved. Author C. Jack Lewis spent twenty-five years in this world of low-budget Westerns, and in White Horse, Black Hat he reveals the human side of the industry. Highly personal and filled with rare glimpses of a life that remains in the memory of only a few, this narrative is a nostalgic memoir of a bygone time, of those who shared life on Poverty Row, and of the hard work, failures, successes, and dreams made or broken.
Romance—the Western way! Harlequin® Western Romance brings you four new heartwarming contemporary romances of everyday women finding love in one collection! This box set includes: THE TEXAS COWBOY’S TRIPLETS Texas Legends: The McCabes by Cathy Gillen Thacker Dan McCabe’s request was a joke. He didn’t expect Kelly Shackleford to go on a date with him in exchange for his help. With matchmaking triplets underfoot, a bargain may just become a happily-ever-after! STRANDED WITH THE RANCHER Wind River Cowboys by Rebecca Winters Journalist Alex Dorney is unprepared—for a Wyoming blizzard and to be snowbound with Wyatt Fielding. There’s plenty of time to interview the hunky rancher, but will their tragic pasts allow for more? LONE STAR FATHER Cowboys of Stampede, Texas by Marin Thomas Scarlett Johnson has fallen for Reid Hardell and his twelve-year-old daughter. Reid claims he loves her, but how can she be sure he doesn’t just want her as a mother for his girl? FALLING FOR THE REBEL COWBOY Cowboys to Grooms by Allison B. Collins Francine Wentworth, single mother and executive vice president of a New York firm, has nothing in common with rugged rancher Wyatt Sullivan. But she can’t seem to stop thinking about him… Look for 4 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Western Romance!