Friday, March 01, 2013
Are You a Western Romance Lover?
There's nothing like a cowboy on a cover to make me pick up a book and run for the checkout! Stetsons, a horse with a rider, a pair of western boots, any of those are a draw. Of course there are authors I buy just because their name is on the book.
Louis L'Amour was my first love, many years ago, and I've read everything he's written. I have a treasured leather-bound set that fills two bookshelves in my living room. Dorothy Garlock once told me she used his books as reference because they're so detailed with setting and description.
The first western romances I read were Janelle Taylor's Ecstasy series. Anyone remember those? I cried for those heroines captured by braves and sighed when they found a happy-ever-after. Later, I discovered LaVyrle Spencer and those lovely early books, then Lisa Gregory/Candace Camp. Anyone remember Francine Rivers' wonderful westerns? I couldn't find any of these old covers online, so I scanned mine. I have two editions of Sycamore Hill.
When you remember discovering western romances, which books and authors come to mind?