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.

Steal Her Heart (Kaid Ranch Shifters, #1)
Strong, Silent Cowboy (Moving Violations #2)
Detour (Getaway, #5)
Finding Ripley
A Daddy for the Cowboy
Rhett's Gift
Preacher's Frenzy (First Mountain Man, #26)
Bound for Glory (Frontiers of the Heart, #4)
Speciale Tex Willer n. 1: Fantasmi di Natale
Tex Willer n. 14: Paradise Valley
Tex n. 710: L'assedio di Mezcali
On Swift Horses
Spun Out (Blacktop Cowboys, #10)
A Cowboy Like You (Heart of Texas #4)
Hitching the Cowboy (Circle B Ranch, #2)
Steal Her Heart (Kaid Ranch Shifters, #1)
Taming the Troublemaker (Hills of Texas, #3)
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow
A Longer Fall (Gunnie Rose, #2)
To Catch a Texas Cowboy (Wishing, Texas, #2)
Say You'll Stay
Racing Hearts (Bennett Boys Ranch, #3)
The Bitterroots (Cassie Dewell, #4)
Cowboys Don't Marry Their Best Friend (Sweet Water Ranch #1)
Land of Wolves (Walt Longmire, #15)
Wolf Pack (Joe Pickett, #19)
An Uncommon Woman
The Bride (The Bride, #1)
Disaster at Roosevelt Ranch (Roosevelt Ranch, #1)
Texas Ranger: One shot to clear his name…
Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'ConnellAnnie's Song by Catherine AndersonComanche Moon by Catherine AndersonDancing on Coals by Ellen O'ConnellTexas Destiny by Lorraine Heath
Favorite Historical Western Romance Novels
533 books — 1,151 voters
Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei JamesLong Hard Ride by Lorelei JamesRough, Raw, and Ready by Lorelei JamesTied Up, Tied Down by Lorelei JamesAll Jacked Up by Lorelei James
724 books — 868 voters

On the Road to Death's Door by M.J. WilliamsBlue Coyote Motel by Dianne HarmanCornered Coyote by Dianne HarmanHeavy Duty People by Iain ParkeThe Saladin Strategy by Norm Clark
Indie Mysteries, Thrillers, Westerns
489 books — 485 voters
Almost a Cowboy by Em PetrovaTexas Straight Up by Jodi VaughnCrashing into Tess by Lilly ChristineMade in Nashville by Mandy BaggotCowboy Heat by Sable Hunter
Best Cowboy Romance Books
308 books — 339 voters

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryTrue Grit by Charles PortisBlood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthyBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Best Westerns
1,037 books — 1,230 voters
Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenOutlander by Diana GabaldonJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellSense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Best Top Romance Novels of All Time
488 books — 1,634 voters

Lonesome Dove
True Grit
The Sisters Brothers
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
Riders of the Purple Sage (Riders of the Purple Sage #1)
No Country for Old Men
Sackett's Land (The Sacketts, #1)
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove, #3)
Appaloosa (Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch, #1)

Zane Grey
So that's troublin' you? I reckon it needn't. You see it was this way. I come round the house an' seen that fat party an' heard him talkin' loud. Then he seen me, an' very impolite goes straight for his gun. He oughtn't have tried to throw a gun on me - whatever his reason was. For that's meetin' me on my own grounds. I've seen runnin' molasses that was quicker'n him. Now I didn't know who he was, visitor or friend or relation of yours, though I seen he was a Mormon all over, an' I couldn't get ...more
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Alice Walker
But I don't know how to fight. All I know how to do is stay alive.
Alice Walker The Color Purple

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