Read Free Western Romance Novels

The wide open spaces are the backdrop for the western romance novel. Whether it is the handsome cowboy trying to catch the attention of the beautiful woman, the challenges of the city-slicker trying to fit into western life or the man or woman looking for wide open spaces, the characters are often not expecting to find romance.

The scene of a western romance novel could take place anywhere from the mid-west or western United States in the 1800s to current times in the outback of Australia. Western romance novels are just one of the many types of free online romance novels on PublicBookshelf.

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  1. Courtship of the Recluse
    Courtship of the Recluse
    by Linda Louise Rigsbee

    Rating: 3.7/5 (3083 votes cast)

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    Cindy accepts a housekeeping job at a remote west Texas ranch. The stoic and reclusive rancher has offered her access to a horse and 3000 plus acres in her spare time. Eventually, respect and admiration for him spawns a much deeper emotion – one that gets out of control in fuzzy stages that blend into each other.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

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  2. The Heart of the Desert
    The Heart of the Desert
    by Honore Willsie Morrow

    Rating: 3.2/5 (531 votes cast)

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    Rhoda Tuttle moves to the desert for her health, only to be stung by a scorpion on her first outing. Charley Cartwell, or Kut-le, swoops in to save her, charming and frightening her at the same time. Rhoda wonders how this man of the land will measure up to her current suitor from the city.

    Category: Western Romance

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  3. The Girl from Montana
    The Girl from Montana
    by Grace Livingston Hill

    Rating: 3.1/5 (647 votes cast)

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    Alone in the Montana mountains, Elizabeth hides from the man who has threatened her life. She rides East, seeking shelter with grandparents she has never met. Her journey takes many twists and turns, and she always remembers the kind man who rides with her for part of her journey.

    Categories: Romance, Western, Western Romance

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  4. The Border Legion
    The Border Legion
    by Zane Grey

    Rating: 3.1/5 (342 votes cast)

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    Only the love of the young Miss Joan Randle can melt the cold heart of Jack Kells, ruthless leader of a gang of desperados terrorizing the American borderlands. Although she starts out as his captive, something truly good in Joan makes Kells change his ways. That change of heart could cost him his life, or make him a hero, in the wild world of the West.

    Categories: Romance, Western Romance

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  5. Whisper In The Wind
    Whisper In The Wind
    by Susan Richmond

    Rating: 3.0/5 (391 votes cast)

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    Caitlin Chadwick, 30, returns home to Valley View and the Double C Ranch after her grandfather dies. Time spent with Garrett Winston, 40-year-old ranch owner and family friend to the Chadwick’s, leaves Caitlin wanting more. Is it possible for them to be more than friends? For this to happen, Garrett must move beyond the past, his divorce, and not struggle with their age difference. Then Scott MacKay blows into town, turning Valley View upside down. Caitlin’s heart is further lost and confused, especially after he kisses her. How can she be attracted to this man when she loves another? As Garrett and Caitlin argue over Scott’s true reasons for being in Valley View, Garrett kisses Caitlin. Now two men are vying for her heart and soul. Caitlin wonders where it will lead her. They are different men, igniting passion on two different levels. Which one has her heart? Which one has her soul? Can one man have both?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

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  6. A Piney Woods Christmas
    A Piney Woods Christmas
    by Eilish Frazier

    Rating: 3.0/5 (252 votes cast)

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    Orphaned and raised by an Indian Elder, Angel is no stranger to loss. After losing all but her faith, the town is destroyed by a terrible ice storm. How will she restore the Spirit of Christmas to her children and the Piney Woods of East Texas? She is paid a visit by the spirit of her husband.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

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  7. Ranch at the Wolverine
    Ranch at the Wolverine
    by B. M. Bower

    Rating: 2.9/5 (311 votes cast)

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    Surviving in the sagebrush West has its tough moments, especially for a young woman set on keeping the family ranch going after her father dies. Nearby, however, is a quiet cowboy trying to start his own ranch. When the two cross paths, their futures are changed forever.

    Category: Western Romance

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  8. A Voice in the Wilderness
    A Voice in the Wilderness

    by Grace Livingston Hill

    A Voice in the Wilderness
    by Grace Livingston Hill

    Rating: 2.9/5 (277 votes cast)

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    Margaret Earle travels alone to Arizona, where her adventures begin the minute she steps off the train in the darkness of a desert night. Her job as a schoolteacher takes her into the religious life of a small town, where she befriends cowboys and meets the charming Lance, an Easterner like herself.

    Category: Western Romance

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  9. Desert Gold
    Desert Gold

    by Zane Grey

    Desert Gold
    by Zane Grey

    Rating: 2.9/5 (294 votes cast)

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    Which is the true treasure, love or money? Prospecting in an Arizona border town, Richard Gale sees the possibilities of passion and gold when he finds himself trying to save a beautiful Spanish heiress from a Mexican bandit.

    Categories: Romance, Western, Western Romance

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  10. Riders of the Purple Sage
    Riders of the Purple Sage
    by Zane Grey

    Rating: 2.8/5 (292 votes cast)

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    Jane Withersteen, Mormon-born Utah native, goes against her church when she befriends a young Gentile rider, Venters. He is trailing the mysterious Masked Rider through the Old West. Both Venters and a notorious gunman named Lassiter bring adventure, intrigue, and romance to the Withersteen ranch.

    Categories: Romance, Western, Western Romance

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