Outlaw Hearts

Outlaw Hearts Series

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"An emotional powerhouse!"—RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Do Not Forsake Me
"Fresh and alluring."—Publishers Weekly STARRED for The Last Outlaw

A decades long love story of two people, united by chance, that proves love's lasting power and its ability to overcome all odds

Miranda Hayes has lost everything—her family, her husband, her home. Orphaned and then widowed, desperate to find a safe haven, she sets out to cross a savage land alone...until chance brings her face-to-face with notorious gunslinger Jake Harkner.

Hunted by the law and haunted by a brutal past, Jake has spent a lifetime fighting for everything he has. He's never known a moment's kindness...until fate brings him to the one woman willing to reach past his harsh exterior to the man inside. He would die for her. He would kill for her. He will do whatever it takes to keep her his.

Spanning the dazzling West with its blazing deserts and booming gold towns, Jake and Miranda must struggle to endure every hardship that threatens to tear them apart. But the love of an outlaw comes with a price...and even their passion may not burn bright enough to conquer the coming darkness.

The Outlaw Hearts Series:
Outlaw Hearts (Book 1)
Do Not Forsake Me (Book 2)
Love's Sweet Revenge (Book 3)
The Last Outlaw (Book 4)

What reviewers are saying about Outlaw Hearts:
"This is a long, emotional, and adventurous love story about an outlaw who wants to be a better man for the beautiful and honest widow who is looking for a safe haven."—Fresh Fiction
"...an emotional roller coaster as I got to know the characters through their pasts, their present and as they looked toward their future."—Romance Junkies

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About the author

A native of Michigan, USA TODAY bestseller and award-winning novelist ROSANNE BITTNER is known as the "Queen of Western Historical Romance" for her epic love stories and family sagas. Her award-winning, well-researched books span 1800's America from coast to coast. The descriptive words used most often by Rosanne's devoted readers are "awesome," "realistic," and "unforgettable!" Rosanne and her husband live in southwest Michigan.

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Publisher
Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Published on
Jun 2, 2015
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Pages
576
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ISBN
9781492612827
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Sagas
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"An emotional powerhouse!"-RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Do Not Forsake Me
"Fresh and alluring."-Publishers Weekly STARRED for The Last OutlawChance brought Miranda and Jake together. Now, the strength of true love is tested against a past that he can't leave behind.

Miranda Hayes' life was changed the day she faced down infamous gunslinger Jake Harkner...and walked away with his heart. Their fates have been intertwined ever since. Hunted by the law, fleeing across a savage land, their desperate love flourished despite countless sorrows. Now, twenty-six years later, their family has finally found some measure of peace...balanced on the knife's edge of danger.

Jake has spent his years as a U.S. Marshal atoning for sins, bringing law to the land he once terrorized. But no matter how hard he fights the demons of his brutal past, the old darkness still threatens to consume him. Only Miranda keeps the shadows at bay. But when outlaws looking for revenge strike a fatal blow, Jake risks losing the one woman who saw past his hard exterior and to the man inside.

He always knew there'd be the devil to pay. He just never realized he might not be the one to bear the ultimate price.

The Outlaw Hearts Series:
Outlaw Hearts (Book 1)
Do Not Forsake Me (Book 2)
Love's Sweet Revenge (Book 3)
The Last Outlaw (Book 4)

What reviewers are saying about Do Not Forsake Me:

"The strong flavor of the Wild West combines with a beautiful love story, creating a true saga of the era."

"A refreshing view of enduring love that survives the dangers of the Old West."

"There was not one chapter that did not keep me engrossed"

"An emotional powerhouse!"—RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Do Not Forsake Me
"Fresh and alluring."—Publishers Weekly STARRED for The Last Outlaw

Their Passion Shaped a Nation
Over the years, Jake and Miranda Harkner have endured all the dangers a wild and brutal West could throw at them. Now, settled on their ranch in the beautiful Colorado hill country, they've finally found peace. But for a man like Jake Harkner, danger is always lurking, and the world may not be ready for an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman-turned-legend to hang up his guns.

Threatened by cruel men in search of revenge, the Harkner clan must be stronger than ever before. Yet nothing can stop the coming storm. With the Old West dying around them and the rules of this new world ever-changing, Jake vows to end the threat to his family no matter what it takes...

Even if it means sacrificing himself so his beloved Miranda may live.

Outlaw Hearts Series:
Outlaw Hearts (Book 1)
Do Not Forsake Me (Book 2)
Love's Sweet Revenge (Book 3)
The Last Outlaw (Book 4)

Praise for Bestselling Historical Western Romances by Rosanne Bittner:
"[A]n emotional powerhouse! The strong flavor of the Wild West combines with a beautiful love story, creating a true saga of the era... This classic historical western is destined for the 'keeper' shelf." —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
"A hero to set feminine hearts aflutter...western romance readers will thoroughly enjoy this." —Library Journal
"Fans of such authors as Jodi Thomas and Georgina Gentry will enjoy Bittner's thrilling tale of crime and love in the Old West." —Booklist Online
"One of the most powerful voices in western romance." —RT Book Reviews

"An emotional powerhouse!"—RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Do Not Forsake Me
"Fresh and alluring."—Publishers Weekly STARRED for The Last Outlaw

True Love Never Dies
Times have changed, and the old Wild West is a thing of the past. Nestled in his beautiful Colorado ranch, surrounded by family, infamous former outlaw Jake Harkner's hung up his guns for good and finally found a measure of peace—but dark memories haunt the woman who has always been his strength, and not even Jake is certain he can save his beloved Miranda this time.

All he can do is swear to remain by her side. But it takes more than a hope for peace to outrun a past defined by violence, and it isn't long before Jake is embroiled in a rescue mission he simply can't refuse. Life has brought him back full circle as he rides into Mexico to save a young girl from a dreadful fate...leaving Miranda behind one final time, fearing that the man she loves more than anything is destined to die the way he's always lived—by the gun.

Outlaw Hearts Series:
Outlaw Hearts (Book 1)
Do Not Forsake Me (Book 2)
Love's Sweet Revenge (Book 3)
The Last Outlaw (Book 4)

Praise for Bestselling Historical Western Romances by Rosanne Bittner:
"A hero to set feminine hearts aflutter...western romance readers will thoroughly enjoy this." —Library Journal
"Fans of such authors as Jodi Thomas and Georgina Gentry will enjoy Bittner's thrilling tale of crime and love in the Old West." —Booklist Online
"One of the most powerful voices in western romance." —RT Book Reviews
"This is a tale of tragedy and triumph and the undying power of family to overcome all odds. Bittner at the top of her form."—RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars TOP PICK!

"An emotional powerhouse!"-RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Do Not Forsake Me
"Fresh and alluring."-Publishers Weekly STARRED for The Last OutlawChance brought Miranda and Jake together. Now, the strength of true love is tested against a past that he can't leave behind.

Miranda Hayes' life was changed the day she faced down infamous gunslinger Jake Harkner...and walked away with his heart. Their fates have been intertwined ever since. Hunted by the law, fleeing across a savage land, their desperate love flourished despite countless sorrows. Now, twenty-six years later, their family has finally found some measure of peace...balanced on the knife's edge of danger.

Jake has spent his years as a U.S. Marshal atoning for sins, bringing law to the land he once terrorized. But no matter how hard he fights the demons of his brutal past, the old darkness still threatens to consume him. Only Miranda keeps the shadows at bay. But when outlaws looking for revenge strike a fatal blow, Jake risks losing the one woman who saw past his hard exterior and to the man inside.

He always knew there'd be the devil to pay. He just never realized he might not be the one to bear the ultimate price.

The Outlaw Hearts Series:
Outlaw Hearts (Book 1)
Do Not Forsake Me (Book 2)
Love's Sweet Revenge (Book 3)
The Last Outlaw (Book 4)

What reviewers are saying about Do Not Forsake Me:

"The strong flavor of the Wild West combines with a beautiful love story, creating a true saga of the era."

"A refreshing view of enduring love that survives the dangers of the Old West."

"There was not one chapter that did not keep me engrossed"

HE MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE.
SHE MAY BE HIS LAST CHANCE.
 
Miranda Wentworth never imagined becoming a mail-order bride. Now marriage to a stranger is her only hope of finding a home where she and her two younger brothers can escape the brutality of the Chicago orphanage where they live. With any luck, she can even start a family of her own, once the three of them are settled at Jacob Creed’s Texas ranch. But Miranda has one gigantic concern: Her husband-to-be knows nothing about the brothers she’s bringing along. What if he calls off the deal when he discovers the trick she’s played on him?

Jake Creed is hanging on to his Texas ranch by his fingernails. His nemesis, Alexander Blackthorne, is determined to ruin him. Jake will never give up, but he’s in desperate trouble. His wife died six months ago in childbirth, along with their stillborn son, and his two-year-old daughter needs a mother. The advertisement Jake wrote never mentioned his daughter—or the fact that he has no intention of consummating his marriage. He’s determined never to subject another wife to the burden of pregnancy. But Jake doesn’t count on finding his bride so desirable. He doesn’t count on aching with need when she joins him in bed. And he never suspected his bride would have plans of her own to seduce him.

This ebook edition contains an excerpt from Blackthorne's Bride.

The passionate Westerns in Joan Johnston’s Bitter Creek series can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order:
TEXAS BRIDE • WYOMING BRIDE • MONTANA BRIDE • SINFUL • SHAMELESS • BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE • SULLIVAN’S PROMISE
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