There are many diverse books on our list below, but all with the common theme of being set in the west and/or having western elements. There are novels below with Christian themes, and also some with suspense The list is divided into historical novels and contemporary ones. And while there are many set in Texas, there are other states represented as well, such as Montana and Colorado. But what we really hope is that there is something on this list below which will appeal to many different types of readers.
By: Robin Lee Hatcher
Number of Pages: 304
Setting: Mid-1800s Idaho
Summary: Shannon Adair has moved to Idaho, because her father will be running the church there. Back in Virginia, she used to care for wounded soldiers of the Civil War, and ends up caring for Matthew Dubois’ sister, who is very ill. In this frontier town, these two who have been brought together by sad circumstances, may just discover love.
By: Lucia St. Clair Robson
Number of Pages: 608
Setting: Early 1800s Texas
Summary: This novel is based on the true story of Cynthia Ann Parker who at nine years old was taken by the Comanche and raised as one of their own. She even marries a chief. While this story is a romance, it also includes details about the lives and struggles of the Comanche people.
By: Kaki Warner
Series: A Runaway Brides Novel (Book 3)
Number of Pages: 400
Setting: Mid to Late 1800s Colorado
Summary: Margaret Hamilton runs away from a marriage, which was merely arranged to help her social standing. She heads out west with a new alias and arrives in the town of Heartbreak Creek Colorado. But can she really escape from the past she ran away from?
By: Debra Holland
Series: The Montana Sky Series (Book 1)
Number of Pages: 332
Setting: Late 1800s Montana
Summary: Elizabeth Hamilton travels with her close friend from the metropolis of Boston to the wild open plains of Montana. Little does she know how far different Sweetwater Springs Montana will be from her old home. Once there, she finds herself the interest of two very different men, a affluent banker and a cowboy. What will happen when disease strikes the town?
By: Regina Jennings
Number of Pages: 368
Setting: Late 1800s Texas
Summary: Rosa Garner is struggling. Having just returned, as a widow, to the family ranch with her mother-in-law, the county threatens her with eviction, if back taxes aren’t paid. Not wanting to lose this new home, Rosa is trying to do what she can to save it. Many men are also eyeing Rosa, but there is just one man that her heart wants.
By: Colleen Coble
Series: Under Texas Stars (Book 1)
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Setting: Late 1800s Texas
Summary: To escape danger in her hometown and save her siblings, Lucy Marsh agrees to marry a man she does not know. She moves with her siblings to a ranch in Texas. Nate Stanton is the man whom she has married. When Nate’s father brings Lucy to the ranch, Nate has his doubts. But when Lucy’s trouble trails her all the way to Texas, will Nate discover that he cares more for Lucy then he realized?
By: Tracie Peterson
Series: Land of the Lone Star (Book 1)
Number of Pages: 352
Setting: mid-1800s Texas
Summary: Set amidst the Civil War, Hannah Dandridge struggles to save her family’s new farm and support her siblings, after her father is taken prisoner. When a soldier arrives at her farm, it turns out that his family used to own the farm and inside he wants it back. In those hard times, the two decide to marry, but will their marriage survive or crumble?
By: Linda Lael Miller
Series: The McKettricks Cowboys (Book 1)
Number of Pages: 435
Setting: Late 1800s Arizona
Summary: Who will inherit the McKettrick ranch? Angus McKettrick says that the first of his sons to be married will inherit. Kade McKettrick, who is the marshal, is determined to win, but he things are not quiet in the town. Kade is also attracted to the mysterious and beautiful “Sister Mandy” who is hiding out in their town.
By: Denise Hunter
Series: Big Sky Romance
Number of Pages: 340
Setting: Contemporary Montana
Summary: Travis McCoy broke Shay Brandenberger’s heart back when they were in high-school. Now, that Travis is back in town after being with the rodeo, Shay has been through a lot, she is a single mom. When Shay and Travis participate in a Founder’s Day wedding reenactment, and the fake wedding turns into a real one, what will they do?
By Sharon Gillenwater
Series: The Callahans of Texas (Book 1)
Number of Pages: 330
Setting: Contemporary Texas
Summary: Nate Langley returns to his hometown after having served in the military. Jenna Callahan and her young son are working on the ranch of her father. Jenna has had feelings for Nate for a long time, but can she help him overcome the mental trauma of war?
Further Suggestions (Historical):
Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer
Hidden Fires by Sandra Brown
Dawn Comes Early (The Brides of Last Chance Ranch series) by Margaret Brownley
The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck by Kathleen Y’Barbo
The Rose Legacy (Diamond of the Rockies series) by Kristen Heitzmann
Paper Roses (Texas Dreams series) by Amanda Cabot
The Touch of Fire by Linda Howard
Further Suggestions (Contemporary):
Renegade by Diana Palmer
The Cowboy by Joan Johnston
Cowboys are My Weakness by Pam Houston
So, if you were looking for some interesting western romances, we hope that this page has helped out.