He would give his life to protect her. It will cost him more to love her.
In the spring of 1870, a settler’s revolt against the railroad explodes into violence, unleashing turmoil on the plains and in the lives of two wounded souls on opposite sides of the conflict.
Buck O’Connor, a proud but impoverished former soldier with a price on head, returns to Kansas to answer a kinsman’s plea for help. Out on prairie, he encounters a beautiful young widow stranded on the prairie who fears that her broken-down buggy is no accident. Buck offers his protection before he learns her identity.
Amy Langford has poured her fortune into the railroad to create a legacy for her father, who was murdered before his dreams came to fruition. Underhanded competitors and riotous settlers haven't stopped her, but a killer might. She offers the penniless stranger who comes to her aid a job as her bodyguard, not anticipating how powerful the attraction between them will grow or the havoc he will wreak on her heart and her future.
Buck's pledge to Amy makes runs counter to a promise he gave his cousin, but he is determined to keep his word to her to repay an old debt, as impossible as it seems. Indeed, he would sacrifice his life for the woman he affectionately calls Venus. Yet, honor demands more. He must offer her the only thing he has kept from her--the truth. A truth so terrible it will condemn him in her eyes and turn her love into loathing.More info →
In August, 1870, the Katy railroad arrives in Indian Territory to an unwelcome greeting from the people who live there. During the tense standoff, which stalls construction and ignites tempers, a peaceful resolution appears impossible. So does a love that springs up between a wealthy railroad heiress and the desperate Cherokee outlaw who kidnaps her.
"E.E. Burke understands the heart of romance...and delivers it."
Maggie Shayne, New York Times bestselling author
In 1873, the Katy Railroad’s ambitious general manager is caught up in a whirlwind of crime and corruption. While fighting for his job, he is drawn into a passionate relationship with a younger woman who sees through his arrogant facade to the lonely man beneath. But it takes an excruciating loss before he faces the truth about what his obsession has cost him.
Bestselling author E.E. Burke delivers a beautiful and poignant love story within a taut suspense based on events in the life of a pioneering railroad builder.More info →
Kansas, 1873: A depression grips the country, robbers target rail lines with shocking accuracy. In spite of its early success, the Katy Railroad now struggles to pay its workers and bankruptcy looms. But in the midst of all this unhappy news, it is an act of domestic violence that sets the town of Parsons ablaze with gossip, and challenges Sheriff Frank Garrity to uncover the truth. When he does, it will shatter his notions about duty, justice...and love.
Bestselling author E.E. Burke transports readers back in time to the wild and untamed era of steam railroads in this breathtaking historical romance that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.More info →
St. Petersburg, Missouri, 1864 – A divided state languishes under martial law and the once-peaceful river town where Becky Thatcher grew up throngs with soldiers, spies and sedition. When her father falls under suspicion for treason, the last person she expects to drop in—literally—is the man who broke his promise to her years ago.
Why has Tom Sawyer returned, and why now?
Tom pledges to help Becky vindicate the judge. But with crucial memories missing he must fill in the facts, which run contrary to her assertions. Instead of improving matters, his involvement catapults them into a web of intrigue involving her disloyal cousin, Tom’s relentless brother, and a childhood friend who offers her safety and security in return for her hand in marriage.
Becky is no longer the naive, spoiled girl Tom remembers. But who is he? A deserter? A charlatan? A loyal friend? She's not certain she can rely on her heart to guide her when it comes to the man who broke it. If she can't depend on Tom to keep his word this time, she will face her enemies alone, armed only with her courage...and a secret that could get her killed.More info →
Steamboat pilot Huck Finn lives life on his terms and steers clear of messy entanglements that might tie him down—until he takes charge of an orphaned boy that needs rescuing.
Starched and proper, Miss Hallie MacBride is determined to atone for past sins by raising her estranged sister’s son. She doesn’t expect footloose Mr. Finn to challenge her, much less up and run off with her nephew.
On a wild journey fraught with danger, a freedom-loving adventurer and an avowed spinster battle over the destiny of a young boy, who is doing his level best to convince them they belong together.
Embark on an unforgettable adventure from award-winning author E.E. Burke in a novel inspired by one of America’s most beloved characters.More info →
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Four women answer a railroad advertisement that seeks brides for settlers on the Western frontier. The Bride Train carries them to a land plagued by violence and unrest—a place where passion rules…and only a woman's touch can tame it into love. Purchase your copy for a special introductory price before this deal is gone!