Author: Bonnie Bryant
Category: Juvenile Fiction
School is out for the summer, and the Saddle Club has big plans. Lisa, Carole, and Stevie have been invited to Wyoming to work on a ranch and help run a Western riding camp. The girls are looking forward to a great summer of fun and riding until Lisa's parents break the terrible news: They want Lisa to come to Europe with them for a month. For Lisa, it's bad enough that she'll be missing the chance to work as a ranch hand, how will she survive for four whole weeks without her best friends Stevie and Carole, and horses to ride?
Author: Bonnie Bryant
Publisher: Random House Australia
A SUMMER TO REMEMBER School is out for summer, and The Saddle Club has big plans. Lisa, Carole, and Stevie have been invited to Wyoming to work on a ranch and help run a Western riding camp. The girls are looking forward to a great summer of fun and riding until Lisa's parents break the terrible news: they want Lisa to come to Europe with them for a month. For Lisa, it's bad enough that she'll be missing the chance to work as a ranch hand-how will she survive for four whole weeks without her best friends Stevie and Carole, and horses to ride? A FRIEND IN NEED It's Thanksgiving time at Pine Hollow Stables, and the three members of The Saddle Club have each decided to do one good deed to celebrate the holiday. Stevie has offered to do some chores around the stable; Carole's invited stuck-up Veronica diAngelo to Thanksgiving dinner; and Lisa isn't sure what her generous act will be-until she realises that there's a special horse at Pine Hollow that really needs her.
Author: J. Lew
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Chris and his older sister Toni, along with their brother Danny, are spending two weeks on their grandparents' farm in Texas. It turns out that working on a farm is harder than they thought. This is an adventure of early rising, hard work, and good eating.
Author: Hannah Skye
Publisher: Etopia Press
A rugged cowboy, an ambitious cowgirl...and a whole lot of rope. After growing up on her uncle's ranch, Carol McCreedy has longed for a place of her own to put down roots, raise a big herd of cattle, maybe a few horses, and make a name for herself. And now, with the ink barely dry on the deed, she's finally made it happen. But leaving Snowbrook to go off on her own isn't going to be easy. Not only is she in debt up to her eyeballs, but she won't have the excuse to flirt with her uncle's long-time ranch hand, Harlan Lee. He's a mighty fine specimen—rugged, hard-working, and drop-dead sexy, and Carol's going to miss watching him ride the fences and haul bales of hay in the Colorado sun. There's heat between them, she can feel it every time his eyes meet hers and that slow smile spreads across his amazing mouth. But she just can't get the man to make a move. Harlan has held his feelings in check for about as long as he can take. And now that the beautiful, headstrong Carol is leaving Snowbrook, it's time to cowboy up. She deserves more than he can give her—all he has is his horse, and a woman like Carol deserves the moon. But he can't let her go without risking one little kiss…and maybe another…and maybe showing her that he's pretty darn good with a rope… Keywords: contemporary western romance, rope play, ranch life, independent heroine, cowboy, cowgirl, Colorado
Cowboy M/M First Time Erotic Romance
Author: Cherrie Blake
Publisher: Cam Girl Studios
Drew can't wait to go back to school in the big city...until he meets the new ranch hand Tanner. The mysterious and cool Tanner is nothing like Drew has ever seen. And when Drew spends a night out partying with Tanner, he'll be introduced to pleasures that he never thought possible. Please note: This 6,000 word new adult gay erotica romance novella contains some mature and explicit content, such as first time anal themes, drug use, oral, anal play, pegging, and more. 18+ only
Seasons Of A Montana Ranch
Author: David McCumber
Publisher: Harper Collins
In February of his forty-fourth year, journalist David McCumber signed on as a hand on rancher Bill Galt's expansive Birch Creek spread in Montana. The Cowboy Way is an enthralling and intensely personal account of his year spent in open country—a book that expertly weaves together past and present into a vibrant and colorful tapestry of a vanishing way of life. At once a celebration of a breathtaking land both dangerous and nourishing, and a clear-eyed appreciation of the men—and women—who work it, David McCumber's remarkable story forever alters our long-held perceptions of the "Roy Rogers" cowboy with real-life experiences and hard economic truths. In February of his forty-fourth year, journalist David McCumber signed on as a hand on rancher Bill Galt's expansive Birch Creek spread in Montana. The Cowboy Way is an enthralling and intensely personal account of his year spent in open country—a book that expertly weaves together past and present into a vibrant and colorful tapestry of a vanishing way of life. At once a celebration of a breathtaking land both dangerous and nourishing, and a clear-eyed appreciation of the men—and women—who work it, David McCumber's remarkable story forever alters our long-held perceptions of the "Roy Rogers" cowboy with real-life experiences and hard economic truths.
Author: Anne Isaacs
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits the wealthy widow fine until word gets out and every unmarried man in Texas lines up to marry her. Widow Tulip and her small staff of three can't possibly run the farm and manage all the suitors, so she devises a plan—and it just might work. This story filled with giant tortoises, 1,000 brides, bad guys, a smart widow, and even a little romance is sure to get kids laughing.
Author: John Steinbeck
The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm
A Wyoming Memoir
Author: Mary Budd Flitner
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For many outsiders, the word “ranching” conjures romantic images of riding on horseback through rolling grasslands while living and working against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain vistas. In this absorbing memoir of life in the Wyoming high country, Mary Budd Flitner offers a more authentic glimpse into the daily realities of ranch life—and what it takes to survive in the ranching world. Some of Flitner’s recollections are humorous and lighthearted. Others take a darker turn. A modern-day rancher with decades of experience, Mary has dealt with the hardships and challenges that come with this way of life. She’s survived harsh conditions like the “winter of 50 below” and economic downturns that threatened her family’s livelihood. She’s also wrestled with her role as a woman in a profession that doesn’t always treat her as equal. But for all its challenges, Flitner has also savored ranching’s joys, including the ties that bind multiple generations of families to the land. My Ranch, Too begins with the story of her great-grandfather, Daniel Budd, who in 1878 drove a herd of cattle into Wyoming Territory and settled his family in an area where conditions seemed favorable. Four generations later, Mary grew up on this same portion of land, learning how to ride horseback and take care of livestock. When she married Stan, she simply moved from one ranch to another, joining the Flitner family’s Diamond Tail Ranch in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. The Diamond Tail is not Mary’s alone to run, as she is quick to acknowledge. Everybody pitches in, even the smallest of children. But when Mary takes the responsibility of gathering a herd of cattle or makes solo rounds at the crack of dawn to check on the livestock, we have no doubt that this is indeed her ranch, too.
Author: Elle London
Publisher: 25 Eagles via PublishDrive
Cheating With The Hung Ranch Hand When her husband goes on another trip to the ranch down south, where his attractive ex-wife just happens to live, Mindy is furious and rightfully so. She’s always been a good girl and a faithful wife, but that seems to mean nothing to her neglectful and angry husband. There's only so much a woman can take, so when her muscular Mexican stud of a ranch hand, Hunter, offers to take her for a ride and wastes no time trying to seduce her she can't help but let the bold, confident and wild man use her like a whore no matter how wrong it is.
Sixty Years a Canadian Ranch Hand
Author: Art Hagen
Publisher: Dragon Hill Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book explores wanderlust, the price of gritty, hard work and the simple beauty of working outdoors and with horses. Hagen pulls readers into his poignant realisation of his dreams of being a cowboy, at a time when the frontiers of BC and the West were still in their infancy and the rodeo was an extension of the daily life of the cowhand. This portrait of a Canadian cowboy is a window into the one of the last of the living ranch hands in this country. The myth of the cowboy is revealed by a real person who lived, struggled and helped to build the West one herd, one fence, one horse at a time.
Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands
Author: Roger D. Hodge
In the tradition of Ian Frazier's Great Plains, and as vivid as the work of Cormac McCarthy, an intoxicating, singularly illuminating history of the Texas borderlands from their settlement through seven generations of Roger D. Hodge's ranching family. What brought the author's family to Texas? What is it about Texas that for centuries has exerted a powerful allure for adventurers and scoundrels, dreamers and desperate souls, outlaws and outliers? In search of answers, Hodge travels across his home state--which he loves and hates in shifting measure--tracing the wanderings of his ancestors into forgotten histories along vanished roads. Here is an unsentimental, keenly insightful attempt to grapple with all that makes Texas so magical, punishing, and polarizing. Here is a spellbindingly evocative portrait of the borderlands--with its brutal history of colonization, conquest, and genocide; where stories of death and drugs and desperation play out daily. And here is a contemplation of what it means that the ranching industry that has sustained families like Hodge's for almost two centuries is quickly fading away, taking with it a part of our larger, deep-rooted cultural inheritance. A wholly original fusion of memoir and history--as piercing as it is elegiac--Texas Blood is a triumph.
Author: Helen Kleberg Groves
Publisher: Trinity University Press
King Ranch. The name is embroidered in the tapestry of Texas, rising from the sunbaked coastal plains in the infancy of the state itself. King Ranch is the inspiration of legends and speculation, tradition and history. Rawhide-tough through drought, Indian attacks, Civil War, and the Great Depression, among other trials, King Ranch is the star of Texas. Now the memoirs of Helen King Kleberg Alexander-Groves, the only child of Bob and Helen Kleberg, give a personal glimpse of life on the storied ranch of the Kings and the Klebergs. This intimate and compelling book chronicles not only the history of the ranch but also the life of Bob and Helen Kleberg, the first family of cattle ranching. From the Santa Gertrudis, the first cattle breed developed in America and the first breed recognized worldwide in over a century, to the Triple Crown–winning Thoroughbred Assault, Bob and Helen Kleberg changed the ranching industry. The memoirs of “Helenita” open the door to the romance of Southwest cattle ranching, as well as the grit, glory, and inner workings of King Ranch in Texas and its ranches around the world. With over 200 photographs, some by Toni Frissell and many by her close friend and fellow photographer Helen Kleberg herself, this lavishly illustrated portrait includes accounts of the Klebergs’ famous hospitality, extended not only to the celebrities who were entertained regularly but also to the Kineños, the loyal ranch hands first brought to King Ranch by Captain King. Hemingwayesque photos depict hunting adventures in the Texas brush country—for which the ranch is still famous. Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch is a view from the center of the King Ranch legacy, perpetuated now for some 150 years. Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch is a requisite addition to the library of any ranching, history, or Texana aficionado.
Defending the Rancher's Daughter\The Rancher Bodyguard
Author: Carla Cassidy
THESE WILD WEST BODYGUARDS KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO RIDE TO THE RESCUE! DEFENDING THE RANCHER'S DAUGHTER Kate Sampson is lucky to be alive after nearly being trampled by a stampeding cattle herd—she has to be on alert every second. Professional bodyguard Zack West offers protection…and something a lot more dangerous. The sensual cowboy had branded her with his passion years ago. Now he's back, ready to claim her love all over again. THE RANCHER BODYGUARD Grace Covington had vowed never again to lay eyes on the hotshot defense attorney who'd broken her heart. But when her stepfather is murdered, her sister found holding the bloody knife, Charlie Black is the only one who can help. And he seems determined to prove he's a changed man, too, capable of protecting her—body and soul.