Ah, the American West in historical romance. Petticoats. Horses. Leather. Men named Chet who want to get in your petticoat and who smell like leather, sweat, and horses (and why does that turn people on? I’d run for the hills if approached by stanky Chet).
American Western Historicals also present a unique opporunity: your antagonist? The force acting against your couple? Throughout the WHOLE BOOK? Could be the weather!
Now that is an opportunity right there- The Weather Channel: “It Could Happen Tomorrow – The Romance Series.”
If you’re not thinking cold fronts, what Western Historicals would you recommend?
I rarely participate and try to leave the brilliance up to y’all, but I have to put in a word for one of my faves. I am a sucker for old school Jude Deveraux, and I love Wishes, particularly for the somewhat cranky “fairy godmother” who thinks being thin will solve the heroine’s problems (she’s so wrong), and who conjures herself up a year’s worth of People magazine to amuse herself for an afternoon.
So – what other Western Historicals would you like to recommend?