Rogue Rapids

Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance

Book 11
Avalanche Ranch Press LLC
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A painful betrayal and a past he chooses to forget.

The dream of love and a future she desperately desires.

Rogue Rapids, Book Eleven, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

Adam “Mack” Mackey vowed to never return to the family who betrayed him. Needing to forget and start over, the ex-Union officer accepted a deputy job in the Montana Territory. The new start offered satisfaction, purpose, and much needed peace. His nights with the women in Splendor saloons provided companionship. He required nothing else—including love, a notion he firmly rejected. At least that was what he thought until his gaze landed on a newly arrived mail order bride.

Sylvia Lucero escaped an arranged marriage certain to add to her family’s riches while committing her to a lifetime devoid of love. Stepping from the stage onto the muddy street of Splendor, Montana, her gaze swept the area, halting on a handsome, and she’d soon learn, arrogant lawman—the last person she’d consider marrying.

Supper. That’s all Mack wants, but the obstinate woman refuses all his invitations—until one evening when he wouldn’t take no for an answer. Their first supper together changes everything.

Unfortunately, their tentative steps at a relationship face challenges neither anticipate. Threats to local ranchers, the town, and Sylvia strain their fragile connection.

Will the danger prove too much for two people with different goals? Or will the perils bring them together, forcing a shared strength greater than either imagine?

Rogue Rapids, book eleven in the Redemption Mountain historical western romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Book 1: Redemption’s Edge

Book 2: Wildfire Creek

Book 3: Sunrise Ridge

Book 4: Dixie Moon

Book 5: Survivor Pass

Book 6: Promise Trail

Book 7: Deep River

Book 8: Courage Canyon

Book 9: Forsaken Falls

Book 10: Solitude Gorge

Book 11: Rogue Rapids 

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Shirleen Davies writes romance—historical and contemporary western romance with a touch of suspense. She is the best-selling author of the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Series, the MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Series, and the Redemption Mountain Series. Shirleen grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. Her passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find redemption through love and acceptance. She lives with her husband in a beautiful town in northern Arizona. Between them, they have five adult sons who are their greatest achievements.

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Avalanche Ranch Press LLC
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Jul 31, 2018
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9781941786789
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Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Romance / Western
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A past he’d give anything to forget. A haunting guilt he can never make right.

The one woman who held the power to heal his injured soul.

Angel Peak, Book Twelve, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

Caleb Covington promised to find and kill the men who’d murdered his fiancée. Seeking peace upon leaving the Union Army to become a Texas Ranger, he turned to bounty hunting after Regina’s death. After months of dogged pursuit, killing two of the three men, he’d grown weary of the chase, accepting a deputy job in Splendor, Montana. The peace he sought didn’t last long.

May Bacon left the scandal and rumors behind, choosing to become a mail order bride rather than live as a spinster in her New Jersey hometown. Although marriage was her dream, she refused to settle for a union of convenience. Her desire for the tall, charming deputy had her body trembling with excitement, and his request to court her gave May a chance at a future. Her joy didn’t last long.

The appearance of a young boy not only stalled Caleb’s plan for a future with a woman he cared a great deal about, it brought forth the memory of a past he’d never put behind him. But his past wasn’t all that stood between them.

Unusual happenings and dangerous strangers stalk the streets, presenting a risk to more than Caleb and May.

Will the menace sweeping the town push them further apart, leaving their friendship beyond repair, or will it bring them closer as they search for the source of the peril?

Angel Peak, book twelve in the Redemption Mountain historical western romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Book 1: Redemption’s Edge

Book 2: Wildfire Creek

Book 3: Sunrise Ridge

Book 4: Dixie Moon

Book 5: Survivor Pass

Book 6: Promise Trail

Book 7: Deep River

Book 8: Courage Canyon

Book 9: Forsaken Falls

Book 10: Solitude Gorge

Book 11: Rogue Rapids

Book 12: Angel Peak

A headstrong rancher determined to make it on his own.

A society belle intent on creating her own life.

Is there any chance they’ll become each other’s future?

 

Restless Wind, Book Thirteen, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

Dominic Lucero is a man driven to succeed. Leaving his family’s profitable ranch in Texas, he strikes out to build a new life. Becoming a U.S. Marshal for the Montana Territory and purchasing land near Splendor are two steps toward his ultimate goal. What he doesn’t need is the distraction of a beautiful woman. Especially one from wealth with a fondness for a pampered life.

 

Josephine Dubois ran away from the comfortable, yet controlling life of her parents’ New Orleans home. Seeking adventure and independence, she follows her dearest friend to Splendor. Falling in love with the town, she charges ahead with plans of her own. Plans that don’t include the handsome transplant from Whiplash, Texas.

 

Unsettled by his attraction to Josie, Dom focuses on establishing his ranch. But unusual events, coupled with surprise attacks, stall his efforts.

 

When the danger shifts toward the woman he’s come to care a great deal about, Dom can’t shove aside his feelings any longer. No matter his unsettled heart, he won’t allow an innocent to be caught up in actions targeted at him.

 

Can two such different people find common ground for a shared life? Or will stubborn pride and increasing danger force them apart, dashing their hopes for a future together?

 

Restless Wind, book thirteen in the Redemption Mountain historical western romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

 

Book 1: Redemption’s Edge

Book 2: Wildfire Creek

Book 3: Sunrise Ridge

Book 4: Dixie Moon

Book 5: Survivor Pass

Book 6: Promise Trail

Book 7: Deep River

Book 8: Courage Canyon

Book 9: Forsaken Falls

Book 10: Solitude Gorge

Book 11: Rogue Rapids

Book 12: Angel Peak

Book 13: Restless Wind

 Redemption’s Edge – Book One

Redemption Mountain – Historical Western Romance Series

“A heartwarming, passionate story of loss, forgiveness, and redemption set in the untamed frontier during the tumultuous years following the Civil War. Ms. Davies’ engaging and complex characters draw you in from the start, creating an exciting introduction to this new historical western romance series.”

“Redemption’s Edge is a strong and engaging introduction to her new historical western romance series.”

Dax Pelletier is ready for a new life, far away from the one he left behind in Savannah following the South’s devastating defeat in the Civil War. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with commanding men and confronting the tough truths of leadership.

     Rachel Davenport possesses skills unlike those of her Boston socialite peers—skills honed as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War. Eschewing her northeastern suitors and changed by the carnage she’s seen, Rachel decides to accept her uncle’s invitation to assist him at his clinic in the dangerous and wild frontier of Montana.

     Now a Texas Ranger, a promise to a friend takes Dax and his brother, Luke, to the untamed territory of Montana. He’ll fulfill his oath and return to Austin, at least that’s what he believes.

     The small town of Splendor is what Rachel needs after life in a large city. In a few short months, she’s grown to love the people as well as the majestic beauty of the untamed frontier. She’s settled into a life unlike any she has ever thought possible.

     Thinking his battle days are over, he now faces dangers of a different kind—one by those from his past who seek vengeance, and another from Rachel, the woman who’s captured his heart. 

Wildfire Creek – Book Two

Redemption Mountain – Historical Western Romance Series

“A passionate story of rebuilding lives, working to find a place in the wild frontier, and building new lives in the years following the American Civil War. A rugged, heartwarming story of choices and love in the continuing saga of Redemption Mountain.”

Luke Pelletier is settling into his new life as a rancher and occasional Pinkerton Agent, leaving his past as an ex-Confederate major and Texas Ranger far behind. He wants nothing more than to work the ranch, charm the ladies, and live a life of carefree bachelorhood.

Ginny Sorensen has accepted her responsibility as the sole provider for herself and her younger sister. The desire to continue their journey to Oregon is crushed when the need for food and shelter keeps them in the growing frontier town of Splendor, Montana, forcing Ginny to accept work as a server in the local saloon.

     Luke has never met a woman as lovely and unspoiled as Ginny. He longs to know her, yet fears his wild ways and unsettled nature aren’t what she deserves. She’s a girl you marry, but that is nowhere in Luke’s plans.

     Complicating their tenuous friendship, a twist in circumstances forces Ginny closer to the man she most wants to avoid—the man who can destroy her dreams, and who’s captured her heart.

     Believing his bachelor status firm, Luke moves from danger to adventure, never dreaming each step he takes brings him closer to his true destiny and a life much different from what he imagines.

Sunrise Ridge – Book Three

Redemption Mountain – Historical Western Romance Series

“The author has a talent for bringing the historical west to life, realistically and vividly, and doesn’t shy away from some of the harder aspects of frontier life, even though it’s fiction. Recommended to readers who like sweeping western historical romances that are grounded with memorable, likeable characters and a strong sense of place.”

Noah Brandt is a successful blacksmith and businessman in Splendor, Montana, with few ties to his past as an ex-Union Army major and sharpshooter. Quiet and hardworking, his biggest challenge is controlling his strong desire for a woman he believes is beyond his reach.

Abigail Tolbert is tired of being under her father’s thumb while at the same time, being pushed away by the one man she desires. Determined to build a new life outside the control of her wealthy father, she finds work and sets out to shape a life on her own terms.

     Noah has made too many mistakes with Abby to have any hope of getting her back. Even with the changes in her life, including the distance she’s built with her father, he can’t keep himself from believing he’ll never be good enough to claim her.

     Unexpected dangers, including a twist of fate for Abby, change both their lives, making the tentative steps they’ve taken to build a relationship a distant hope. As Noah battles his past as well as the threats to Abby, she fights for a future with the only man she will ever love.

 

Forsaken Falls, Book Nine, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

Wyatt Jackson has lost everything. Successful in his role as a soldier, he can no longer find a home in the region he fought so hard to save. Sick and on the edge of starvation, he journeys west, searching for the one man who might help him. A deputy in Splendor, Montana.

Nora Evans has never found a place to call home. The illegitimate outcast of a wealthy New York family, her father sends her west to a step-brother who has no knowledge of her existence. Considering herself a spinster at twenty-nine, she focuses on building a new life, believing love and marriage hold no place in her future. Not even to the handsome, younger ranch hand she can’t push from her thoughts.

Accepting a position at Redemption’s Edge, Wyatt uses the one skill he perfected before the war—training horses. It’s his gift, and he loves the work. There’s no room for romance, even if he can’t stay away from the beautiful sister of the town’s sheriff.

Nora tries hard to ignore the intense desire she feels when Wyatt is near. It’s especially difficult when his continued attention gives her hope she’d long thought buried.

Aside from their own misgivings, another menace lurks close by, threatening Nora, Wyatt, and the people they care about. Men who’d love nothing more than to see him dead prowl the lands around Splendor, biding their time, waiting to exact revenge.

As much as they yearn for each other, their personal pasts stand in the way. But the bigger obstacle may be the one they don’t see. A danger perpetrated by men who can’t leave the war behind.

Forsaken Falls, book nine in the Redemption Mountain historical western romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

 

Book 1: Redemption’s Edge

Book 2: Wildfire Creek

Book 3: Sunrise Ridge

Book 4: Dixie Moon

Book 5: Survivor Pass

Book 6: Promise Trail

Book 7: Deep River

Book 8: Courage Canyon

Book 9: Forsaken Falls

Meet HARRISON, the most eligible bachelor in town, and his unexpected runaway bride.


Harrison Rowlan is opening a tavern in the promising town of Eagle’s Cliff, Alaska, recovering from his knife wounds and two years on the run, and doesn’t want more trouble. When a woman fleeing from danger arrives in a torn wedding gown to apply as his new bartender, his initial reaction is “no”.


Sure, he’ll help Willa Somerset take her problems to the local deputy marshal, but Harrison can’t go beyond that for this beautiful stranger. When Willa convinces him of her talents in pouring drinks and running a bar, he vows to stay away from asking too many intimate questions. Harrison can’t open his heart again for another aching loss, no matter how much Willa stirs his deepest desire…


Willa has threatening secrets of her own and tries to handle her personal jeopardy without involving her new boss. If only she didn’t feel the powerful temptation when Harrison pulls her into his seductive arms and kisses her well past midnight… (A steamy western love story.)


Originally published as Alaska Bride on the Run in 2010.


All of the books in this sexy historical romance series are stand-alone novels. Don't miss any of these passionate ALASKA COWBOYS and MOUNTIES, by USA TODAY bestselling author Kate Bridges! 


Book 1: COLT
Book 2: LUKE
Book 3: DYLAN
Book 4: WESTON
Book 5: QUINN
Book 6: BRANT
Book 7: HARRISON
Book 8: JAMES
Book 9: JOHN


Praise for HARRISON:


“There is nothing better than traveling to Alaska in the pages of a Kate Bridges book.”  -CataRomance


“There’s nothing hotter in these cold locales than her stories laced with humor, passion and danger.” RT Book Reviews


“When Kate Bridges’ pen hits the page she creates magic.”  -The Best Reviews

A broken man struggling for a future.

A wounded woman who can’t walk away.

Nate’s Destiny, Book Six, MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

Nate Hollis had everything, until a Confederate cannonball changed the course of his life. His job as a deputy in Conviction and his love for a beautiful woman allows him to dream of a future he once thought lost. He never counted on the gnawing pain of his injury and the craving for relief to spiral him downward into a man he hardly recognizes.

Geneen MacGregor feels blessed to be considered a part of the MacLaren family and a valued member of their ranch. Her love for Nate provides the dream of someday marrying and having a family of her own—until she wakes one morning to find him gone.

To escape his persistent hunger for opium, Nate travels a few hours north to a small town along the Feather River. A job at the livery allows him to envision a new start where he’s free from the insidious drug and once again able to be the man Geneen deserves.

The invitation to join her good friends at their ranch near Settlers Valley is what she needs to rid Nate from her mind. After months without word, Geneen is certain the man she loves with all her heart has forgotten her.

Then an accidental encounter brings more anger than forgiveness, more questions than answers. A second chance seems as far away as ever with neither able to bridge the gap between them.

Their efforts to mend the past stall as a series of dangerous events forces Nate to help an old friend, and a monster from the past poses a new threat to the people of Settlers Valley.

Can two people, once so much in love, heal the wounds of the past to create a future brighter than either had ever imagined?

Nate’s Destiny, book six in the MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Series, is a stand-alone, full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Book 1: Colin’s Quest

Book 2: Brodie’s Gamble

Book 3: Quinn’s Honor

Book 4: Sam’s Legacy

Book 5: Heather’s Choice

Book 6: Nate’s Destiny

 

A past he’d give anything to forget. A haunting guilt he can never make right.

The one woman who held the power to heal his injured soul.

Angel Peak, Book Twelve, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

Caleb Covington promised to find and kill the men who’d murdered his fiancée. Seeking peace upon leaving the Union Army to become a Texas Ranger, he turned to bounty hunting after Regina’s death. After months of dogged pursuit, killing two of the three men, he’d grown weary of the chase, accepting a deputy job in Splendor, Montana. The peace he sought didn’t last long.

May Bacon left the scandal and rumors behind, choosing to become a mail order bride rather than live as a spinster in her New Jersey hometown. Although marriage was her dream, she refused to settle for a union of convenience. Her desire for the tall, charming deputy had her body trembling with excitement, and his request to court her gave May a chance at a future. Her joy didn’t last long.

The appearance of a young boy not only stalled Caleb’s plan for a future with a woman he cared a great deal about, it brought forth the memory of a past he’d never put behind him. But his past wasn’t all that stood between them.

Unusual happenings and dangerous strangers stalk the streets, presenting a risk to more than Caleb and May.

Will the menace sweeping the town push them further apart, leaving their friendship beyond repair, or will it bring them closer as they search for the source of the peril?

Angel Peak, book twelve in the Redemption Mountain historical western romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Book 1: Redemption’s Edge

Book 2: Wildfire Creek

Book 3: Sunrise Ridge

Book 4: Dixie Moon

Book 5: Survivor Pass

Book 6: Promise Trail

Book 7: Deep River

Book 8: Courage Canyon

Book 9: Forsaken Falls

Book 10: Solitude Gorge

Book 11: Rogue Rapids

Book 12: Angel Peak

 Redemption’s Edge – Book One

Redemption Mountain – Historical Western Romance Series

“A heartwarming, passionate story of loss, forgiveness, and redemption set in the untamed frontier during the tumultuous years following the Civil War. Ms. Davies’ engaging and complex characters draw you in from the start, creating an exciting introduction to this new historical western romance series.”

“Redemption’s Edge is a strong and engaging introduction to her new historical western romance series.”

Dax Pelletier is ready for a new life, far away from the one he left behind in Savannah following the South’s devastating defeat in the Civil War. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with commanding men and confronting the tough truths of leadership.

     Rachel Davenport possesses skills unlike those of her Boston socialite peers—skills honed as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War. Eschewing her northeastern suitors and changed by the carnage she’s seen, Rachel decides to accept her uncle’s invitation to assist him at his clinic in the dangerous and wild frontier of Montana.

     Now a Texas Ranger, a promise to a friend takes Dax and his brother, Luke, to the untamed territory of Montana. He’ll fulfill his oath and return to Austin, at least that’s what he believes.

     The small town of Splendor is what Rachel needs after life in a large city. In a few short months, she’s grown to love the people as well as the majestic beauty of the untamed frontier. She’s settled into a life unlike any she has ever thought possible.

     Thinking his battle days are over, he now faces dangers of a different kind—one by those from his past who seek vengeance, and another from Rachel, the woman who’s captured his heart. 

He’d do anything for a second chance.

Could her secrets and haunted past allow him back in?

Fletcher’s Pride, Book Eight, MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

Fletcher MacLaren lives a charmed life. He works hard and plays even harder. Handsome with an easy smile, he hasn’t considered settling down. Not until his gaze lands on the loveliest woman he’s ever seen. Creamy skin, golden blonde hair, and blue eyes so deep and clear, they sparkle. The first time he saw her, slowly descending the stairs of the saloon, she captured every man’s attention.

Madeleine Colbert shouldn’t want the tall, ridiculously attractive rancher whose heated gaze burns right through her. A haunted past and inability to stay in one place for long doesn’t bode well for any kind of relationship. And her job in the saloon isn’t what a respectable cowboy would consider suitable for anything other than a few fiery moments.

He can’t get her out of his mind. Fletch spends his days thinking of Maddy and his nights visiting the intriguing woman, until he needs her more than his next breath. But one short discussion with his father changes everything.

The note he sends cuts clean through, causing her heart to crack. Knowing he’ll never return, and with ruthless outlaws tracking her, Maddy makes the only decision possible. She runs.

Returning after several months, Fletcher’s first thought is of Maddy. The time away has been miserable. All he wants is to make amends and continue with what they had before he left.

For the first time in his life, he learns what it’s like to not get what he wants.

Hardship continues to plague Maddy. When the outlaws discover her new location, she finds herself on the run again, returning to Conviction. But not to the man she loves.

She may have outrun the people chasing her, but it doesn’t mean she’s escaped the one man who offers nothing except another broken heart. And now, Maddy is hiding her biggest secret of all.

Fletcher’s Pride, book eight in the MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance Series, is a stand-alone, full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Book 1: Colin’s Quest

Book 2: Brodie’s Gamble

Book 3: Quinn’s Honor

Book 4: Sam’s Legacy

Book 5: Heather’s Choice

Book 6: Nate’s Destiny

Book 7: Blaine’s Wager

Book 8: Fletcher’s Pride

A headstrong rancher determined to make it on his own.

A society belle intent on creating her own life.

Is there any chance they’ll become each other’s future?

 

Restless Wind, Book Thirteen, Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Series

Dominic Lucero is a man driven to succeed. Leaving his family’s profitable ranch in Texas, he strikes out to build a new life. Becoming a U.S. Marshal for the Montana Territory and purchasing land near Splendor are two steps toward his ultimate goal. What he doesn’t need is the distraction of a beautiful woman. Especially one from wealth with a fondness for a pampered life.

 

Josephine Dubois ran away from the comfortable, yet controlling life of her parents’ New Orleans home. Seeking adventure and independence, she follows her dearest friend to Splendor. Falling in love with the town, she charges ahead with plans of her own. Plans that don’t include the handsome transplant from Whiplash, Texas.

 

Unsettled by his attraction to Josie, Dom focuses on establishing his ranch. But unusual events, coupled with surprise attacks, stall his efforts.

 

When the danger shifts toward the woman he’s come to care a great deal about, Dom can’t shove aside his feelings any longer. No matter his unsettled heart, he won’t allow an innocent to be caught up in actions targeted at him.

 

Can two such different people find common ground for a shared life? Or will stubborn pride and increasing danger force them apart, dashing their hopes for a future together?

 

Restless Wind, book thirteen in the Redemption Mountain historical western romance series, is a full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

 

Book 1: Redemption’s Edge

Book 2: Wildfire Creek

Book 3: Sunrise Ridge

Book 4: Dixie Moon

Book 5: Survivor Pass

Book 6: Promise Trail

Book 7: Deep River

Book 8: Courage Canyon

Book 9: Forsaken Falls

Book 10: Solitude Gorge

Book 11: Rogue Rapids

Book 12: Angel Peak

Book 13: Restless Wind

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