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


Love lost, love regained, forgiveness, regrets, second chances. . .these are all themes in Win, Love, or Draw, a solid debut novel from Texas native Crystal Barnes. Throw in a few villains, heroes, and even a feisty gun-totin’ female and you’ve got the perfect setup for a heart-pounding adventure balanced with beautifully timed moments of comedic relief. This delightful historical offers readers an exciting read, and more than enough romantic tension to keep em hangin’ on for the ride. Highly recommended!

Janice Thompson, author of Mismatched in Texas

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