Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West, but there are also a number of works about Western-type characters in contemporary settings.

Westerns often stress the harshness of the wilderness and frequently set the action in an arid, desolate landscape.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu
The Heart's Charge (Hanger's Horsemen, #2)
Hunter (Ryder Ranch, #1)
Ten Low
Tex Albo Speciale n. 37: Old South
Tex Willer n. 32: I pionieri del Montana
Tie Me Down (Bellamy Creek #4)
Grumpy Cowboy (Single Dad Collection, #3)
Outlaw Tiger (Texas Dragons, #4)
Bossing the Cowboy (Circle B Ranch #4)
Prize Money
Harder (Bad Boys of Texas, #1)
Bigger (Bad Boys of Texas, #2)
Prairie Fever (Cowboys of the Flint Hills, #7)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Dark Sky (Joe Pickett, #21)
Stargazer (Leaphorn & Chee, #24)
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow
Kissing the Cowboy (Circle B Ranch, #5)
Grumpy Cowboy (Single Dad Collection, #3)
Near You (Montana, #2)
Old Dogs
Cowboys Don't Marry Their Best Friend (Sweet Water Ranch #1)
Where the Lost Wander
The School Mistress (Emerson Pass Historicals #1)
Missing and Endangered (Joanna Brady #19)
Cowboy Dragon (Texas Dragons, #1)
Rancher Dragon (Texas Dragons #2)
Devil in Winter by Lisa KleypasRomancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia QuinnNine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLeanThe Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia QuinnThe Duke and I by Julia Quinn
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Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove #1)
True Grit
The Sisters Brothers
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
The Gunslinger
Riders of the Purple Sage (Riders of the Purple Sage #1)
No Country for Old Men
News of the World
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
Sackett's Land (The Sacketts, #1)
Streets of Laredo (Lonesome Dove #2)

Willowy Whisper
Reese sucked in a breath and played faster, hurling the anger through his fingers until it spun all his fear, all his rage, into the gentle voice of music.
Willowy Whisper, This Hostile Land

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