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Cabin On Pinto Creek

He can’t seem to get a break. She has lost more than anyone should have to bear. Thrown together by tragedy, can these two wounded souls find love. 


Elisha Evans is out of luck. Growing up without a family, betrayed by the woman he loved, and his ranch lost to a prairie fire, all he can hope for is the job as a line rider out of the isolated cabin on a remote Colorado ranch. Can he stand the isolation and loneliness of a winter snowbound in the mountains? After losing all her family except for her beloved grandfather, Susana is watching him die with winter closing in when a stranger shows up. Can this lonely cowboy offer her sanctuary and can she hold on to her faith in the midst of her desperate situation? Together can they survive the winter? amazon_button

She’s recently widowed. He’s living a lie. Can faith and love survive on the wild frontier?

Colorado, 1873. Marty West hopes his good fortune won’t run out. As a half-Indian who passes for white, he keeps his secret hidden in cowboy country. But when he witnesses a grief-stricken widow struggling to feed her children, he puts his own troubles aside and leaps to her rescue. 

Newly-widowed Emeline Mills has few options—and she must find a way to provide food and shelter for her children. Destitute and desperate, she accepts the gallant cowboy’s proposal even though he’s not a Christian. But when her new spouse comes under fire for employing Indians at their ranch, Emeline wonders if she’s made a tragic decision. 

As Marty and Emeline’s marriage of convenience turns into something deeper, the cowboy fears that confiding his secret could destroy his chance at true love.

Will prejudice trample their hearts or can they find faith and acceptance in each other’s arms? 

Joe Storm

If a cowhand can’t ride a horse, is he still a cowboy?
Joe Storm can no longer ride a horse—and that hurts more than his injured hip. Swallowing his pride, he takes a job as cook’s helper on a trail drive to a mountain ranch. In spite of the opposition of her father, the owner of the trail herd, Sara befriends Joe. Soon they are separated as Sara and her father head for California and out of his life. As Joe struggles to build a place for himself on the ranch, he longs to go to Sara in search of a happy forever. Only with the help of God and friends will Joe be able to achieve his dream.


Will her love break the chains that enslave his heart? Will Jeremiah grasp that God is using the evil done to him for a grander purpose?

Jeremiah was on his way as a prisoner to Yuma Prison in 1876. Instead, he finds himself captured by a bizarre man who forces him to work in a gold mine in the desert. After years, he awakes one day to discover he is free. But deeply wounded in spirit he has to find a way to begin life again

Emily has been gently raised by her grandparents and sent back east to a finishing school. When she returns to her ailing grandmother in Colorado, she finds this strong, silent rancher draws Emily’s interest as no other man has ever done. Can two people so different find a path to love and faith?


Thomas is a cattle rustler doing a 15-year sentence. Catherine is fighting the loneliness of being a single woman running a business in Colorado in 1890. Will her faith be enough to sustain her? Can God give these two wounded souls a way to love?


This Box Set includes the first 4 books in the Cedar Ridge Chronicles series and is nearly 1000 pages of stories of the Old West filled with adventure, hope, and romance. Save almost 50% off the individual titles.

Moutain Journey Home

Tragedy, heartbreak, and a son he can’t bear to look at…Dave Kimbrough is a broken man.

What will it take to put him back together and reunite with his son?
Sudden tragedy, unimaginable heartbreak, crushing responsibilities, and a son he can’t bear to look at… Dave Kimbrough is a broken man.  A broken man on the run.
Falsely accused of murder, Dave is running from those who would rather see him behind bars than hear his side of the story. But what happens when his run from the law returns him home?
Home to the scene of the tragedy, home to the son he hardly knows, and home to the family of the woman he so desperately loved and lost…home to the heartbreak he ran from years ago.
Dave’s two worlds are about to collide.  What will catch Dave first? The law or his past?




Caught Between Two Worlds

Single parent Flint Tucker had no intention of leaving his three-year-old daughter on the ranch in Colorado with his parents. Not even for the dark-haired beauty, he found on a mountain trail. So how did he end up in New York working for Stephanie Wellbourne?

Stephanie Wellbourne needs help trying to save her position as CEO of her late father’s corporation. She’s sure Flint Tucker is just the man for the job if she can get him to stay in New York. Why is he not enticed by her wealth and position?



Lance McTavish

Can a man raising two children alone find contentment? Is Juliana willing to take on a man with a ready-made family? Lance and Juliana must find out if their love is to survive.

Just as Lance thinks he has it all, his wife abandons him and their two small children. He packs up his children and goes back to his roots, the family ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Just when Lance is getting a handle on his new life, his wife returns wanting the one thing he will never give up, his children.

Juliana has a contented life working as a home health nurse and living at the ranch owned by Lance’s parents. That is until Lance and the two children arrive. Dawn to Lance, she tries to protect her heart as he is still married.



More About AJ Hawke

A J Hawke Author

If you enjoy the feel of the wind on your face, and the open sky before you, join me here to find the romance and flavor of the West. I, too, enjoy those things, but, most of all, I love that our loving and living God, created it all for our pleasure. I love how He works out His plans in the realm of human events. I have been blessed with a gift: a compulsion to write historical and present-day novels set in the American West that demonstrates His power to transform ordinary people into true heroes and heroines. I am just a scribe really, who finds the joy of participating in the creation of inspirational fiction indescribable. May our Lord Jesus Christ receive all of the credit and be glorified.

The study of history is an ongoing fascination for me. In college, I studied American History taught by Dr. Raymond Muncy. He saw the study of Western Expansion in American History as the examination of people and their times. How did their decisions affect their own lives and the lives of those around them? As I look at the way people lived and worked, it reveals the thinking that shaped their lives. work, housing, food, family, and religion are fundamentals for people at any time.

Sign up for my author newsletter where I will share the day-to-day lives of people of the West in the 1800s. Although I also tell stories of the contemporary lives of the people of the West, most of my novels are placed in the 1800s. I love that time of our history, especially the romanticized view of it. It was a land of larger than life men and the women who stood by them, who braved harsh elements and hard work. I write so you, too, may be a part of that time and place, of the great American West.

Born in Spur, Texas into a multi-generational Texas family, I have lived and traveled throughout the American West as well as other parts of the world and now make my home in the Dallas area. Some of what I enjoy doing is reading, writing, and visiting with friends, and family. More than anything else in my life, I take great joy and comfort in my Christian life.