Alright Pardner let’s hear ’bout ’em westerns. Do you read them? Any particulars you recommend? Do I sound drunk in that first sentence?
I don’t tend to read a lot of historicals in the first place, so I don’t get to read about many cowboys. Actually, we ended up putting “cowboy” on last month’s Bookish Bingo card, and so I had to find me a western to read. Lynn picked it out actually, found one available for me at the library, and I jumped on it: One Heart to Win. I actually liked it. It was a romance, but not too romancey. It was a western, but not too westerny. It had some funny characters and some open country arrogance and was a good read overall. I can’t say I’ve read any other westerns that I recall at any recent time.
I’m not really sure why Western Romances appeal to me. Well, besides the cowboys! These books usually have strong, independent women eking out a living in harsh environs. And strong men who support them. I generally stick with historical Westerns. Contemporary ones are ok, but not really what I’m interested in. Some of my favorites are:
- The Only Series by Elizabeth Lowell
- The McKettricks Series by Linda Lael Miller
- The Keegan-Paxton Series by Catherine Anderson
Plus some lists!
- Historical Western Romance Novels
- Best Humorous Historical Romances
- Save A Horse (Modern Western Romances)
I now realize I have a lot more historical romances to read!
How about you? Are you into Western Romance?