Do you enjoy stories that keep you on the edge of your seat, encourage your heart, and make you laugh? How about those cowboys with rugged good looks? And maybe the women who know their minds and aren’t afraid to speak them (with tact of course)? Well, then it’s my hope you find what you’re looking for in my stories.

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Happy Trails,

Crystal L Barnes


A great, high-action Texas story. Loved the romance and the bits of humor and western twang woven through it. If you enjoy historical westerns, you’ll love this one! [Regarding Win, Love, or Draw]

Misty M. Beller, author of the Mountain Dreams Series

Love, Stock, and Barrel is one of my new favorites. This fun story has it all: a spunky heroine, an evil father set on ruining her life, and a Texas setting, which always makes me smile. I particularly loved the romantic thread in this story because it was laced with a bit of intrigue, which kept me flipping pages to see how (or if) things would work out. The writing is lovely and the story-line has something for everyone. Highly recommended!

Janice Thompson, Author of the Weddings by Bella Series