I write contemporary western Romances but surprisingly, I don’t get the chance to read a lot of westerns for pleasure. My TBR is stupendously varied – books on writing craft, series Romance, Women’s Fiction, Classics, Regencies…
So what’s western on my tbr?
McShannon’s Chance is one book I’ve had on my shelf too long and what I’m reading now. It’s by Jennie Marsland, an RWA chapter mate and she’s got an independent spunky heroine and a Civil War vet – and it’s a mail order bride story. Awesome! Her next book, McShannon’s Heart, is due out soon from Bluewood Publishing. And I think Jennie might be guesting with us here at the Junction really soon. You’re not going to want to miss that. Jennie’s pretty talented – she writes, paints and sings.
Virgin River by Robyn Carr. Would this strictly be called a western? It’s set in small town California, but cabins, crystal clear rivers and small towns say western to me. Perhaps y’all can enlighten me more? I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read any of Robyn’s work yet, and when I bought Virgin River it was because I wanted to get the first book of the series.
And I know your jaw is going to drop when I admit I haven’t read anything by Linda Lael Miller either. I know. How can I possibly call myself a western writer? I seriously think I need to put a sign on my head that reads “So many awesome books, so little time.” McKettrick’s Luck is on my TBR too. Again – first in the series so if I fall in love I’ll probably glom up the rest of the series.
I’ve also got some Category Romance books on my e-reader waiting: Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by BJ Daniels, Once A Cowboy by Linda Warren, and The Cowboy’s Christmas Miracle by Raeanne Thayne.
I’ve also got a shopping list as long as my arm as my sister fillies keep writing such wonderful books!
What’s Western on your TBR?