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.

An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)
The Simple Life
The Reluctant Warrior (High Sierra Sweethearts, #2)
Big Bad Cowboy (Once Upon a Time in Texas, #1)
This Love (Cowboys and Angels #6)
Beau (Walkers of Coyote Ridge, #5)
Treason of Hawks (The Shadow, #4)
A True Cowboy Christmas (Cold River Ranch, #1)
Depth of Winter (Walt Longmire, #14)
Buck Wild (Bennett Boys Ranch #1)
Booted (Trails of Sin, #3)
Keeping Him (Bishop Brothers)
A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas (Gold Valley, #4)
Lone Star Christmas (Coldwater Texas, #1)
Reclaiming My Wife
Blame The Mistletoe (A Marietta Christmas #1; Love in Montana #2)
An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)
Texas Ranger
The Start of Something Good (Stay, #1)
Sea of Rust
Hour Glass
The Wedding Pearls
Depth of Winter (Walt Longmire, #14)
The Thanksgiving Mail Order Bride (Holiday Mail Order Brides #8)
The Bride (The Bride #1)
The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts, #1)
Rafe (New Horizon Ranch: Mule Hollow #2)
Unwrapping Jade (Wishing Well, Texas, #8)
Arrogant Devil
Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)
Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'ConnellAnnie's Song by Catherine AndersonComanche Moon by Catherine AndersonTexas Destiny by Lorraine HeathDancing on Coals by Ellen O'Connell
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Best Gay Cowboys
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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
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Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'ConnellTexas Destiny by Lorraine HeathDancing on Coals by Ellen O'ConnellTexas Straight Up by Jodi VaughnSilver Lining by Maggie Osborne
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603 books — 741 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
355 books — 420 voters
Two Rivers by Zoe SaadiaRide the Wind by Lucia St. Clair RobsonAt Road's End by Zoe SaadiaThe Peacekeeper by Zoe SaadiaPanther in the Sky by James Alexander Thom
Native American Historical Fiction
222 books — 229 voters

Popular Westerns Books

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)
No Country for Old Men
Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders, #1)
Sackett's Land
Dead Man's Walk
Appaloosa (Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch, #1)
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)

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