Author: Rosanne Bittner

I live in rural Southwest Lower Michigan, about five minutes from Lake Michigan. My husband Larry and I have been happily married since October 2, 1965. We greaduated from high school together in 1963 but didn't date until after high school. We have both lived in this area all of our lives, and have two sons, three grandsons, three step- grandchildren, and two step great- grandchildren all in the same area. I love living in “small town” America, where people pray and sing hymns and neighbors know their neighbors!

Larry and I are fortunate to be able to travel to most of the locals where I set my books, and we purchased a condo in Las Vegas in 2005. That is our retreat when Southwest Michigan winters get a little too intense, and also provides a "western base" for our travels.

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Ride the High Lonesome - Outlaw Trail Book 1

Ride the High Lonesome
  • Number: B07T7ZC474
  • Release: 2019-11-26
  • Author: Rosanne Bittner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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A man bent on revenge

A woman determined to survive

A land that knows no mercy

Meet the Men of the Outlaw Trail

When Kate Winters is left stranded and defenseless in outlaw country, she knows there's little chance she'll make it out alive...until she stumbles across a ruthless gang hanging a cowboy for his cattle. She waits until the outlaws are gone, desperate enough to claim the dead man's horse to make her escape—only to realize he's not dead after all.

Those outlaws should have made damn sure Luke Bowden was good and gone. Now he vows he'll have his revenge no matter the cost. But they're miles away from the nearest town, and the woman who saved his hide won't survive the ride back. He owes her his life—he owes her everything—and it doesn't take long before he's faced with a terrible choice: stand by Kate...or claim his revenge?


Logan's Lady

Logan's Lady
  • Number: B07JMXYRP8
  • Release: 2019-03-26
  • Author: Rosanne Bittner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Two worlds in conflict

Two hearts intertwined

One love worth fighting for

Wealthy Englishwoman Lady Elizabeth Baylor longs for adventure. She leaves for America full of hope, only to lose everything to a villain hiding treachery behind his smile. Lost in this strange and lawless land, Elizabeth vows to track down the man who did her wrong...but she can't do it alone. What she needs is someone hardened by the west and unflinching toward its dangers: notorious bounty hunter Logan Best.

Ill-mannered and seemingly ruthless, Logan exorcises his dark past by throwing himself into his vengeful profession—hunting wanted men. There's nothing about the pampered Englishwoman that should call to him, and yet as their adventure takes them across the wild and treacherous west, he realizes he'll do anything to keep her safe...and defend his Lady to his final breath.


Christmas in a Cowboy's Arms

Christmas in a Cowboy's Arms
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B01N27V1HX
  • Release: 2017-10-03
  • Authors: Rosanne Bittner, Leigh Greenwood, Margaret Brownley, Anna Schmidt, Amy Sandas, Linda Broday
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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In the wild and untamed West, it takes cowboy's embrace to see you through a long winter's night. Stay toasty this holiday season with heart-warming tales from bestselling authors Leigh Greenwood, Rosanne Bittner, Linda Broday, Margaret Brownley, Anna Schmidt, and Amy Sandas.

The Beating Heart of Christmas

Whether it's a lonely spinster finding passion at last...an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman reaffirming the love that keeps him whole...a lost and broken drifter discovering family in unlikely places...a Texas Ranger risking it all for one remarkable woman...two lovers bringing together a family ripped apart by prejudice...or reunited lovers given a second chance to correct past mistakes...a Christmas spent in a cowboy's arms is full of hope, laughter, and—most of all—love.


The Last Outlaw - Outlaw Hearts Series, #4

The Last Outlaw
  • Number: B01N5UTKHV
  • Release: 2017-09-05
  • Author: Rosanne Bittner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Times have changed, and the old Wild West is becoming a place of civilized law and order, where men like Jake Harkner no longer seem to fit in. As a nod to the changing times, Jake has sworn to hang up his guns once and for all. In fact, he and his wife Randy are enjoying this new era of peace on their ranch...until Jake's embroiled in a rescue mission that he simply can't refuse—possibly his most dangerous yet. He rides into Mexico to save a young girl from a dreadful fate, leaving his beloved family behind, fearing he will die the same way he's always lived—by the gun.

Outlaw Hearts Series:

Outlaw Hearts (Book 1)

Do Not Forsake Me (Book 2)

Love's Sweet Revenge (Book 3)

The Last Outlaw (Book 4)


Love's Sweet Revenge - Outlaw Hearts Series, #3

Love's Sweet Revenge
  • Number: 9781492631446
  • Release: 2016-09-06
  • Author: Rosanne Bittner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Their Passion Shaped a Nation

Over the years, Jake and Miranda Harkner have endured all the dangers a wild and brutal West could throw at them. Now, settled on their ranch in the beautiful Colorado hill country, they've finally found peace. But for a man like Jake Harkner, danger is always lurking, and the world may not be ready for an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman-turned-legend to hang up his guns.

Threatened by cruel men in search of revenge, the Harkner clan must be stronger than ever before. Yet nothing can stop the coming storm. With the Old West dying around them and the rules of this new world ever-changing, Jake vows to end the threat to his family no matter what it takes...

Even if it means sacrificing himself so his beloved Miranda may live.

Praise for Bestselling Historical Western Romances by Rosanne Bittner:

"[A]n emotional powerhouse! The strong flavor of the Wild West combines with a beautiful love story, creating a true saga of the era... This classic historical western is destined for the 'keeper' shelf." -RT Book Reviews, Top Pick

"A hero to set feminine hearts aflutter...western romance readers will thoroughly enjoy this." -Library Journal

"Fans of such authors as Jodi Thomas and Georgina Gentry will enjoy Bittner's thrilling tale of crime and love in the Old West." -Booklist Online

"One of the most powerful voices in western romance." -RT Book Reviews


Wildest Dreams

Wildest Dreams
  • Number: 9781492631217
  • Release: 2016-01-05
  • Author: Rosanne Bittner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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With more than 7 million books in print, RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award–winning and USA Today Bestselling author Rosanne Bittner pens a historical Western romance filled with dangerous cowboys, capable heroines, and an epic love story that sweeps across the Old West.

Lettie McBride knows that joining a wagon train heading West is her chance to begin anew, far from the devastating memories of the night that changed her forever. She doesn't believe she can escape the pain of innocence lost, or feel desire for any man...until she meets Luke Fontaine.

Haunted by his own secrets, Luke would never blame Lettie for what happened in the past. One glance at the pretty redhead is enough to fill the handsome, hard-driving pioneer with a savage hunger.

Against relentless snows, murderous desperadoes, and raiding Sioux, Luke and Lettie will face a heartrending choice: abandon a lawless land before it destroys them, or fight for their Wildest Dreams.


Thunder on the Plains

Thunder on the Plains
  • Number: 9781492631200
  • Release: 2015-10-06
  • Author: Rosanne Bittner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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With more than 7 million books in print, RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award–winning and USA Today Bestselling author Rosanne Bittner pens a historical Western romance filled with dangerous cowboys, capable heroines, and an epic love story that sweeps across the Old West.

IN A LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

Sunny Landers wants a big life-as big and free as the untamed land that stretches before her. Land she will help her father conquer to achieve his dream of a transcontinental railroad. She won't let a cold, creaky wagon, murderous bandits or stampeding buffalo stand in her way. She wants it all-including Colt Travis.

ALL THE ODDS WERE AGAINST THEM

Like the land of his birth, half–Cherokee Colt Travis is wild, hard, and dangerous. He is a drifter, a wilderness scout with no land and no prospects hired by the Landers family to guide their wagon train. He knows Sunny is out of his league and her father would never approve, but beneath the endless starlit sky, anything seems possible...


Do Not Forsake Me - Outlaw Hearts, #2

Do Not Forsake Me
  • Number: 9781492612841
  • Release: 2015-07-07
  • Author: Rosanne Bittner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Experience the epic, sweeping story of Jake and Miranda Harkner from Bittner's beloved Outlaw Hearts, called by New York Times bestseller Heather Graham "a wonderful, absorbing read, with characters to capture the heart and the imagination".

Fate brought them together. His past may tear them apart.

Miranda Hayes' life was changed the day she faced down infamous gunslinger Jake Harkner...and walked away with his heart. Their fates have been intertwined ever since. Hunted by the law, fleeing across a savage land, their desperate love flourished despite countless sorrows. Now, twenty-six years later, their family has finally found some measure of peace...balanced on the knife's edge of danger.

Jake has spent his years as a U.S. Marshal atoning for sins, bringing law to the land he once terrorized. But no matter how hard he fights the demons of his brutal past, the old darkness still threatens to consume him. Only Miranda keeps the shadows at bay. But when outlaws looking for revenge strike a fatal blow, Jake risks losing the one woman who saw past his hard exterior and to the man inside.

He always knew there'd be the devil to pay. He just never realized he might not be the one to bear the ultimate price.


Outlaw Hearts - Outlaw Hearts, #1

Outlaw Hearts
  • Number: 9781492612810
  • Release: 2015-06-02
  • Author: Rosanne Bittner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Fall in love with the epic, sweeping romance of Bittner's beloved Outlaw Hearts, called by New York Times bestseller, Heather Graham "a wonderful, absorbing read, with characters to capture the heart and the imagination".

United by chance, bound by fate, consumed by passion.

Miranda Hayes has lost everything-her family, her husband, her home. Orphaned and then widowed, desperate to find a safe haven, she sets out to cross a savage land alone...until chance brings her face-to-face with notorious gunslinger Jake Harkner.

Hunted by the law and haunted by a brutal past, Jake has spent a lifetime fighting for everything he has. He's never known a moment's kindness...until fate brings him to the one woman willing to reach past his harsh exterior to the man inside. He would die for her. He would kill for her. He will do whatever it takes to keep her his.

Spanning the dazzling West with its blazing deserts and booming gold towns, Jake and Miranda must struggle to endure every hardship that threatens to tear them apart. But the love of an outlaw comes with a price...and even their passion may not burn bright enough to conquer the coming darkness.


Desperate Hearts

Desperate Hearts
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781492602781
  • Release: 2014-09-02
  • Author: Rosanne Bittner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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SHE'S A WOMAN WITH A SECRET

Elizabeth Wainwright is on the run. Accused of a murder she didn't commit, she has no choice but to cut ties with her old life and flee West. The last thing she wants is attention, but when her stagecoach is attacked, she suddenly finds herself under the fierce protection of one of Montana's famed vigilantes...whether she likes it or not.

HE'S A MAN WITH A CODE

Lawman Mitch Brady is sworn to uphold justice in the wild lands of 1860's Montana. He's never met a man he's feared, and he's never met a woman more desperately in need of his help. Something's shaken the secretive Elizabeth, but as he gets to know the beautiful city belle, he finds the only thing he wants more than her safety...is her trust.


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