Monday, June 24, 2013

Best Western Historical Romances – Love in the Old West!

I first discovered Western romances by reading those written by my favorite authors who also wrote in other subgenres (when I was gobbling up their backlists). Since then, I have become a true fan of the subgenre and find myself every now and then reaching for a good romance from the Old West. Love those Indian and gun-slinging heroes. So, it seemed a “best” list was in order to share some of these wonderful stories with you.

Here are the best of those I’ve read…all rated 4, 4 and ½ or 5 stars by me. Some have won Golden Heart, RITA and other awards. I think you’ll like these!

A Fire in the Blood by Shirl Henke
A Heart So Wild by Johanna Lindsey
Beautiful Bad Man by Ellen O’Connell
Branded Hearts by Heather Graham (Pozzessere)
Brave the Wild Wind, Savage Thunder and Angel, Wyoming trilogy by Johanna
Brighter Than Gold by Cynthia Wright
Broken Vows by Shirl Henke
Captive Melody by Nadine Crenshaw
Capture the Sun, The Endless Sky and Sundancer, trilogy by Shirl Henke
Comanche Moon, Comanche Heart and Indigo Blue (from the Comanche series)
by Catherine Anderson
Dancing on Coals by Ellen O’Connell
Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O’Connell
Fair is the Rose by Meagan McKinney
Fireblossom and Wildblossom, the Matthews duology by Cynthia Wright
Golden Fancy by Jennifer Blake
Golden Lady by Shirl Henke
Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson
Heartbreak Creek, Colorado Dawn and Bride of the High Country, the Runaway
Brides trilogy by Kaki Warner
Innocent Fire, Firestorm, Violet Fire and The Fires of Paradise (from The Bragg
Saga) by Brenda Joyce
Lawless by Nora Roberts
Love Cherish Me by Rebecca Brandewyne
Love Unwilling By Shirl Henke
McCrory’s Lady by Shirl Henke
Mountain Mistress by Nadine Crenshaw
Night Wind’s Woman, White Apache’s Woman and Deep as the Rivers, trilogy by
Shirl Henke
No Other Man, No Other Woman and No Other Love, trilogy by Shannon Drake
Pieces of Sky, Open Country and Chasing the Sun, the Blood Rose trilogy by Kaki
Reckless Angel by Elizabeth Awbrey (aka Elizabeth Stuart)
Silken Savage by Catherine Hart
Sing My Name by Ellen O’Connell
Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers
Tears of Gold by Laurie McBain
The Bequest by Candice Proctor
The Darkest Heart by Brenda Joyce
The Outsider by Penelope Williamson
Under the Desert Moon by Marsha Canham
When the Splendor Falls by Laurie McBain
Where the Wild Wind Blows by Nancy Morse
While Passion Sleeps by Shirlee Busbee


  1. Thanks for the great list! I love historic westerns :)

    1. I'm so glad you like it, Heather. I hope it helps you find some new ones you love.