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

When a Crystal L Barnes book comes into my house, it goes to the top of my to-be-read pile. I know it will be a delight to read, whether it’s a full length novel or a novella like Husband Hunting. The novella is a delightful read with plenty of humor, a cowboy, and a feisty heroine. With plenty of plot twists and turns, it kept me turning pages until I finished reading the last page.

Lena Nelson Dooley- ECPA, CBA, and Publisher’s Weekly best-selling author of Rescuing Christmas, A Sweet Noel, Autumn Love, and A Heart’s Gift