Book List in Order: 80 titles


  • Why is it when a gunman decides to call it quits, no one seems to listen? All Tap and Pepper want to do is settle down, buy a small, out-of-the-way ranch, get a few head of cattle, and start raising a family. After all, a baby's on the way. But it's ...



  • For only a dollar, Thunder is a terrific bargain. But what does a boy do with a dangerous 2,500-pound buffalo that can break out of any corral ever built? Nathan Riggins has to find some way to keep Thunder from killing someone or being killed. He fi...



  • Nathan's got a real job for the summer. He'll be helping Push-Bill Horn freight supplies to the booming, brawling mining town of 10, Nevada. However, his dog Tona's disastrous fight with a bobcat on the second trip out thrusts Nathan into a dilemma. ...



  • Hap Bowman and Laramie Majors search for Hap's long lost love, Juanita, and fund the journey with odd jobs like rounding up wild horses near the Texas Mexican border. This time they cowboy with GPS and night vision goggles to avoid land mines. A shor...



  • Two Indian youths compete to win honored favor in their tribe. As young men they fight to save their families lives. This short story provides background character sketches for the novel, Stuart Brannon's Final Shot....



  • IT TOOK A PERSONAL REQUEST FROM PRESIDENT TEDDY ROOSEVELT TO PUT STUART BRANNON BACK IN ACTION In 1905, at 58 years old, legendary lawman Stuart Brannon – now a rancher and widower – had no intention of leaving his beloved Arizona Territory to a...



  • Paul James Watson is the writer of mediocre paperback novels. His humdrum life is flat, routine, and generally unimpressive, and his Christian life follows suit. Watson becomes absorbed in the novels he writes and his character, Toby McKenna, a highl...



  • Catherine Goodwin and her identical twin sister Catelynn grew up in the genteel world of the antebellum South. As the Civil War loomed, Mrs. Goodwin convinced her husband to send the twins to her sister's in Boston. Though both of their parents peris...



  • In 1954, six men who spent their younger days as cowboys in the Southwest, now gather at the Matador Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico for weekly games of cribbage. One of the men brings his 10-year-old grandson with his red straw cowboy hat,...







  • Award-winning author Stephen Bly weaves the tale of a pair of contemporary cowboys on a quest across the West. As a boy in Wyoming, Hap Bowmanfell in love with a girl namedJuanita. Ever since, he's experiencednothing but failure and misfortune.Larami...



  • In this closing book of the Horse Dreams trilogy, soul-searching Indiana schoolteacher Develyn Worrell has finally found her groove. Ready to savor the end of summer in a small Wyoming town she once visited as a child, she settles in for a time of pe...



  • In this second book of the winsome Horse Dreams trilogy, heavyhearted divorcee Develyn Worrell’s mood continues to lighten as she has escaped Indiana to enjoy the equine charms of a small Wyoming town. There, in a place she visited as a child and h...



  • A fifth-grade school teacher in southern Illinois, Develyn Worrell's nightmare begins one summer when she discovers her husband's infidelity. She divorces him without ever telling her twenty-one-year-old daughter why. Although Devvy has a heart chang...



  • Gabe Young is an orphan. He barely survives in the unforgiving West by working for meals at mining camps and frontier towns. Then in 1860 he gets lost along the Humboldt River in northern Nevada Territory. He meets a girl, who takes him to her parent...



  • The Joyton family runs a station for the famed Butterfield Stage Line on a mountain pass in southern Arizona. It is a pleasant, solitary life until a stagecoach arrives with a dead man inside. They are told that the mysterious man accidentally shot h...



  • When a boy is killed by a breakaway rail car, Jolie Bowers's compulsion to control is stretched to the limit. The homesteaders of western Nebraska threaten to retaliate against the railroad. And this is only the beginning. In the midst of teaching sc...



  • When her husband is killed in a railroad accident, leaving no pension or provision for the future, Daisy Hopewell opens a bakery with her three sons and sells doughnuts in northern Utah Territory in 1869. With the help of friends in the Union Pacific...



  • Hot days of a western Nebraska summer have caused the water to recede and the corn to grow on the Bowers homestead. Jolie Bowers throws herself into the role of a teacher at a one-room schoolhouse, spending every spare moment with Tanner Wells as the...



  • THE SAGA OF THE FORTUNE FAMILY DOESNT COME TO A CLOSE BUT INSTEAD TURNS ANOTHER CORNER IN THIS FINAL INSTALLMENT OF STEPHEN BLYS MASTERFUL WESTERN EPIC. The story of the Fortune family sees a new beginning with the grandchildren of Brazos Fortune, es...







  • Having idolized her beloved father all of her life, Dacee Fortune is devastated when she learns he is dying and works through her grief in her interactions with a handsome gunman and a politically connected criminal. Original....



  • The Bowers are not your typical, late-nineteenth-century homesteading family. They did not move west to farm Nebraska; they moved east. Matthew Bowers won't be working the land; his wife Lissa will--despite her diminutive size. And while Papa is drea...



  • On the Oregon Trail in 1852, twelve-year-old Retta helps negotiate with a renegade Arapaho when he captures her new Shoshone friend, Shy Bear, and a girl from the wagon train, then she faces a wounded buffalo....



  • Retta Barre has faced a dizzying prairie storm, a stubborn buffalo, and a murderous Indian twice. But that's nothing compared to what happens when her family is left alone in the middle of the prairie. They face one life-threatening danger after anot...



  • ROBERT FORTUNE IS THE LAST ONE TO COME HOME. Robert is not like his father, the legendary Brazos Fortune. Not a businessman like his brother Todd. Not a notorious retired gunslinger like his brother Sam. Nor the social darlings of the Black Hills lik...



  • The hot desert winds and gold mines of Goldfield, Nevada make California's cool valley breezes and peaceful farms seem like heaven on earth. And though O. T. Skinner constantly dreams of moving west, he and his family are still in the sin-filled boom...



  • Her life was like a bad dream that kept getting worse. Until the Lord awakened her to a future of hope. Julianna Ortiz gave up her hopes for a perfect life long ago. She's 32, and alone, and she's accepted that. For how could she ask anyone to sha...




  • The scandalous death of Lixie Miller's husband has forced her to flee to Lordsburg, New Mexico. All she wanted to do at first was crawl in a hole and hide. But after a few months of dull routine, her safe hole is beginning to feel like her burial pla...



  • The second son of Brazos Fortune, Samuel, is somewhat the lost sheep of the Fortune family. After he is run out of Texas, he ends up hiding out with his father and brother. Although he struggles to escape the consequences of his previous lifestyle, h...







  • Within the locket hanging near her heart is the secret that's broken it. A life of peace and seclusion as the unknown Miss Denison. It's what Grace longed for even before her father banished her from Washington, D.C. She just may have found it in Lor...



  • Book 3 of The Carson City ChroniclesA Christy Award-winning Author Notorious outlaw Manitoba Joe Clark seems to have been caught red-handed this time, but he's begging Judge Kingston to find out who framed him. At home, life seems to be unraveling fo...



  • Gold may abound in the town's mine shafts and sandy soil, but that's not where Goldfield's true treasure lies. The Skinners do not want to be in Goldfield, Nevada. The weather is harsh. Sin is glorified. Greed is rampant. Spiritual sensitivity is sca...



  • O. T. Skinner and his family have no intention of staying more than a day in the gold rush town of Goldfield, Nevada. But next to their tent is a starving family with a drunken father, and nearby an old woman insists she's sitting atop a gold mine an...



  • Book 1 in the Carson City Chronicles When a wealthy woman is found battered and abandoned, her womanizing embezzler of a husband mysteriously vanishes. His sister arrives from the East to avenge his reputation, and Carson City's spunky and beloved Ju...




  • Christina Swan, the local schoolteacher, is fired when two overzealous suitors brawl at her school. Angry at the unfair treatment, she seizes the opportunity to manage a fledgling ranch for her uncle and runs into the obstinate Kern Yager, a neighbor...



  • Alena, known as "Red Dove" among the Spanish Californios who want to marry her, runs the family business after her father's death, until tragedy sends her to Monterey with a man also suffering the effects of a tragedy....



  • BRAZOS FORTUNE HAS LEFT A TOWERING LEGACY. HIS SON TODD NOW STRUGGLES TO PROVE HIMSELF AND FIND HIS OWN IDENTITY IN THE SHADOWS OF LEGENDS. Life in the shadows. It happens to all of us. We stand so close to a dominant personality that our reflection ...



  • Oliole Fontenot did not come West to look for a husband. She came for freedom. The freedom to stand outside and shout to the heavens. The freedom to be herself. To be a photographer. To succeed or fail on her own merit. To grow in her devotion to God...







  • When locals threaten his family, Brazos Fortune leaves his Texas homestead behind, bound for a ranch he has seen in a dream, and must face the untamed frontier, greedy miners, and his own shortcomings to reach his goal...



  • They were supposed to be living happily ever after. Instead, Martina Swan, daughter of the legendary Wilson and Alena Merced, grapples to find peace in a marriage that is falling apart. Her husband is in Virginia City, Nevada, trying his luck at mini...



  • When former actress Isabel Leon gives up her exciting life to settle down and run a hotel in Montana Territory, she relies on her faith in God to face her daily challenges, and is rewarded with the love of a good man...



  • Co-author couple Tony and Price Shadowbrook head for Columbia Falls, Montana, to spend the summer in the northern reaches of the scenic Flathead Valley near Glacier National Park. Their hopes for a quiet summer of writing are dashed the first day whe...




  • Cody Clark keeps having nightmares about his worst fears. Trapped on a railroad track. Surrounded by wolves. Caught in a dark, long and narrow tunnel. And his friend Feather faces the challenge of a difficult family situation. Meanwhile, their 3-on-3...



  • It was the world's fastest summer. A summer of basketball. A summer of growing up. A summer of becoming best friends. School starts in a few days, but first comes the basketball league championship. The Lewis and Clark Squad is in the semifinals. The...



  • The Lewis and Clark Squad is in Montana to watch Jeremiah dance and compete in a pow-wow. Of course, they plan to play 3-on-3 basketball too. Excitement and then stress builds when Larry's prized, autographed basketball is stolen. The only clue is a ...



  • Tap and Pepper are ready to settle down. Too bad no one else is. Now that Tap's a husband and soon-to-be father, he'd like to settle into a quiet routine. But with him, it's more like riding a bucking bronco down a sheer cliff without a saddle. He's ...



  • Some women plan their wedding for months. Lynda Dawn Austin hs been planning hers all her life. But right now nothing's going according to plan. Book 3 in The Austin-Stoner Files is filled with surprise, humor, romance...and the sweet smell of perfum...







  • Cody, Feather, Jeremiah, and Larry have other reasons for calling their 3-on-3 summer basketball league team The Lewis and Clark Squad. But considering the crazy situations they get into, they might as well have named themselves after the famous adve...



  • Tony and Price are set to spend another summer researching and writing about a unique vacation spot, the mining town of Jerome, Arizona. Mystery intrudes when they spot a stranger who carries his own dated tombstone in the back of his truck....



  • Tap Andrews always managed to find trouble even though he tried his hardest to stay away from it. Fed up with his past, he's sick and tired of fighting off every gun-toting bounty hunter who wants to make some quick cash by dragging him back to the t...



  • The Lewis and Clark Squad wasn't prepared for what teammate Cody Clark encountered in the River Canyon that day: an injured Chad Levine with his truck and money stolen. Could the unknown visitor who's come to town be to blame? Cody and his friends be...



  • When the Lewis and Clark Squad discover a trunk full of old rifles--and one with a mysterious code written inside--they're off on their next adventure. What does the code mean? And who could have put it there? The Squad wants to know. Between basketb...




  • In the high-flying, high-stakes world of New York book publishing, Atlantic-Hampton figures it has a sure bestseller. The novel, based on fact, holds a surprise ending--two pages of treasure maps to an actual hoard of gold. But just as the book is re...



  • Fox Island is the first in an adventure series by veteran authors Stephen and Janet Bly. Each book revolves around the summer adventures of the Shadowbrooks, a husband and wife team with a knack for uncovering and solving local mysteries....



  • Just when Pepper thought life settled down to a normal pace, she had to prepare for a rocky ride, now that she was hitched to the unpredictable Tap Andrews. Married life isn't turning out quite the way they planned. The ranch is gone. They've moved t...



  • In just two weeks, Tap Andrews will tip his hat and say so long to bachelorhood plenty of time to take care of business and finalize wedding plans. But a gang of rustlers has invaded his ranch and a sniper is taking potshots at him, among other troub...







  • New York editor Lynda Dawn Austin expected to find a manuscript that would rock the publishing and boost her career. But the real surprise was the cowboy guiding her through canyon country to find it. When he first walks into the plush New York offic...



  • It's summer in Galena, Nevada. Everyone is leaving town for good! After the harshest winter on record and the shutdown of the Shiloh Gold mine, Nathan and his friends watch as businesses board up and houses empty. Rumor has it that even their school ...



  • Stuart Brannon found gold! But the struggle to keep it could cost him his life. After months of digging in the mountains of southwestern Colorado, Stuart Brannon and Edwin Fletcher finally hit the mother lode. But someone else is after their claim. U...



  • After assuming the identity of a woman who died from injuries suffered in a stagecoach wreck, dance-hall girl Pepper Paige travels west to meet the woman's intended husband, a rancher who knows his future wife only from her letters...



  • A knock at the door interrupts Stuart Brannon's fortieth birthday party. Standing on the doorstep is a twelve-year-old Indian boy with a shocking announcement: Brannon is his father! The boy also brings the sad news that his mother, whom Brannon befr...



  • This time Brannon heads south of the border to buy cattle for his ranch. But he finds the cattle rustled and their owner murdered. Brannon comes up against something a lot bigger than just a band of small-time rustlers. A former Confederate officer s...



  • In nineteenth-century Nevada, after having been tricked into buying a beautiful spotted horse from a stagecoach robber, Nathan tracks the outlaw down and wrestles with the Lord about whether he should turn him in or spare him because of his family....



  • When Stuart Brannon returns home to find someone living on his property, he tells the man to leave. But Earl Howland was hired by the Casa Verde Land Corporation and won't go. After Brannon proves he's the rightful owner of the ranch, Earl hires on w...



  • Nathan couldn't believe it. He and his dad and his friend Colin were going on a cattle drive. But as they set out, the trip began to take unexpected turns. Nathan's dad had to leave them to hunt down an escaped crook and would have to join the group ...



  • The third book in a continuing western series that captures the gritty textures of Western life while delivering a powerful spiritual message. Stuart Brannon devises a plan to convince the people of Paradise Meadow that an outlaw is lying about his r...







  • Nathan T. Riggins panicked as he hurried from one empty building to the next. Where was everyone? How could everybody in a whole town just disappear?In the deserted Post Office, bags of unopened mail lay everywhere. With increasing dread, he looked t...



  • Grief-stricken over the death of his family, Stuart Brannon travels to Colorado, where a severe blizzard forces him to seek refuge at an isolated stagecoach station along with a group of prospectors and a troubled Indian girl...



  • 1870. A fugitive from Yankee justice, Confederate veteran Sandy Thompson looks for peace and solitude in the expanses of the untamed West. His quest is complicated by his reluctant, low-down business partner and an orphaned Indian girl entrusted to h...



  • What secrets will a century-old pioneer journal reveal? Crystal Blake, Shawn Sorensen, and their friends hope it will lead them to long lost treasure. They could become rich and maybe famous! And if that's not enough excitement, the high school rodeo...



  • When Crystal Blake discovers a deserted gold mine in the mountains of Idaho, she decides to explore it. But if it's deserted, why is there a helicopter landing pad beside it? And why is smoke coming from the smokestack? Maybe Crystal's plan of a quie...



  • Crystal Blake is upset. Her Native American friend Gabrielle receives anonymous notes and she suspects they may be part of a cruel joke. The evidence points toward someone on the rodeo team. Could it be one of Crystal's friends? She intends to find o...



  • Sell Caleb? Never! That big, gray Appaloosa horse is the reason Crystal Blake's in the Idaho state rodeo finals. Including the rodeo queen contest. But if Crystal won't sell him to the stranger from Texas, does he want her horse bad enough to steal h...



  • Crystal Blake and her friends discover a locked safe in a burned-out lumber mill and find they are not the only ones interested in its contents. Why is the Snake River Lumber Company offering Crystal a huge reward for an old safe no one can open? Cry...



  • Fourteen-year-old Crystal and her friend Megan accompany Crystal's father to Idaho and find themselves investigating a series of strange occurrences in the town involving a gang posing as the community's leading citizens....



  • Every father desires greatness for his children, and our Father in heaven is no exception. Yet greatness must be achieved according to His standards, not ours. And His standards are tough: absolute humility; total, sold-out commitment. In short, we ...







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    Retta Barre's not the first 12-year-old girl to travel the Oregon Trail, and she won't be the last. But for something that's supposed to be the grandest adventure of her life, the days sure are dull! Thick dust, vindictive bugs, and picking up buffal...


Complete Series List in Order

Adventures on the American Frontier

1) Darling Rescue at Sonora Pass (Sep-2003)
2) Dangerous Ride Across Humboldt Flats (Sep-2003)
3) Mysterious Robbery on the Utah Plains (Sep-2003)

The Austin Stoner Files

1) The Lost Manuscript of Martin Taylor Harrison (Jun-1995)
2) The Final Chapter of Chance McCall (Jun-1996)
3) The Kill Fee of Cindy Lacoste (Jul-1997)

Belles of Lordsbury

1) The Senator's Other Daughter (Jan-2001)
2) The General's Notorious Widow (Jan-2001)
3) The Outlaw's Twin Sister (Jan-2002)

Carson City Chronicles

1) Judith and the Judge (May-2000)
2) Marthellen and the Major (May-2000)
3) Roberta and the Renegade (Nov-2000)

Code of the West

1) It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own (Jul-1994)
2) One Went to Denver and the Other Went Wrong (May-1997)
3) Where the Deer and the Antelope Play (Aug-1995)
4) Stay Away from That City..They Call It Cheyenne (Mar-1996)
5) My Foots in the Stirrup...My Pony Won't Stand (Jan-1997)
6) I'm Off to Montana for to Throw the Hoolihan (Aug-1997)

Crystal Blake

Crystal's Perilous Ride (Mar-1986)
Crystal's Blizzard Trek (Jul-1986)
Crystal's Grand Entry (Jul-1986)
Crystal's Mill Town Mystery (Jul-1986)
Crystal's Rodeo Debut (Oct-1986)
Crystal's Solid Gold Discovery (Oct-1986)

Fortunes of the Black Hills

1) Beneath a Dakota Cross (Jul-1999)
2) Shadow of Legends (Jan-2000)
3) The Long Trail Home (Jan-2001)
4) Friends and Enemies (Mar-2002)
5) Last of the Texas Camp (Sep-2002)
6) The Next Roundup (Apr-2003)

Heroines of the Golden West

1) Sweet Carolina (Apr-1998)
2) The Marquesa (Oct-1998)
3) Miss Fontenot (Oct-1999)

Hidden West

1) Fox Island (Jun-1996)
3) Columbia Falls (Jul-1998)

Homestead

1) Strangers and Pilgrims (Aug-2002)
2) Courage and Compromise (Apr-2003)
3) Reason & Riots (Sep-2003)

Horse Dreams Trilogy

1) Memories of a Dirt Road Town (May-2005)
2) The Mustang Breaker (Jan-2006)
3) Wish I'd Known You Tears Ago (May-2006)

Lewis & Clark Squad

1) Intrigue at the Rafter B Ranch (Jun-1997)
2) The Secret of the Old Rifle (Apr-1997)
3) Treachery at the River Canyon (Apr-1997)
4) Revenge on Eagle Island (Feb-1998)
5) Danger at Deception Pass (Feb-1998)
6) Hazards of the Half-Court Press (Feb-1998)

Nathan T. Riggins

1) The Dog Who Would Not Smile (Mar-1992)
2) Coyote True (Sep-1992)
3) You Can Always Trust a Spotted Horse (Feb-1993)
6) Hawks Don't Say Goodbye (Sep-1994)

Old California

1) Red Dove of Monterey (Mar-2000)
2) Last Swan in Sacramento (Jun-1999)
3) Proud Quail of the San Joaquin (Apr-2000)

Retta Barre's Oregon Trail

1) The Lost Wagon Train ()
2) Buffalo's Last Stand (Jun-2002)
3) The Plain Prairie Princess (Jun-2002)

The Skinners of Goldfield

1) Fool's Gold (Jun-2000)
2) Hidden Treasure (Aug-2000)
3) Picture Rock (Mar-2002)

Stuart Brannon

1) False Claims at the Little Stephen Mine (Aug-1994)
2) Hard Winter at Broken Arrow Crossing (Jul-1991)
3) Last Hanging at Paradise Meadow (Aug-1992)
4) Standoff at Sunrise Creek (1993)
5) Final Justice at Adobe Wells (Sep-1993)
6) Son of an Arizona Legend (Apr-1994)
7) Stuart Brannon's Final Shot (Mar-2012)

Award-Winning Books by Stephen A. Bly

The Long Trail Home
2002 Christy Award -- Western