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C.J. Petit Books In Order

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Publication Order of Evans Family Saga Books

Dylan's Journey (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bryn's War (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Huw's Legacy (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lynn's Search (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bethan's Choice (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alwen's Dream (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dylan's Memories (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Joe Beck Books

Unwanted (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reunion (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Divide (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Laramie Plains (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Idaho City (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Nueva Luz (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zack (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slow John (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abandoned (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retribution (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch of Dakota (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inevitable (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scandal in Topeka (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
North of Denton (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rock Creek (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sheriff Joe (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gabe Owens (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conn Jackson (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Hardeman County (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ted Shepard: Return to Wilmore (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Adams (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fort Selden (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Will Scott (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haven (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mac's Cabin (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chance (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sam's County (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doc Holt (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matt Dunne (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ben Gray (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scotts Bluff (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
South of Denver (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Four (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miles City (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deception (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hopewell (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baker City (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Max (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Widows (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gun Smith (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wilmore (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gus (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunting Pearl (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bessie (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finding Bucky (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Debt (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eclipse (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scalawags (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hitch (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stampede (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wake of the Bertrand (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cole (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Luke (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A.J. Smith (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Star (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tate (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Virgil's Herd (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alex Paine (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garrett's Duty (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nothing Man (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rhody Jones (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cy Page: Western Union Man (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tabby Hayes (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grip Taylor (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
East of the Cascades (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Iron Wolfe (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wade Rivers: Conversations with Mooney (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Train (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inheritance (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cap Tyler (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

C.J. Petit
Author C. J. Petit was born on February 8, 1950 in Providence, Rhode Island.

After a career in the Air Force lasting for 23 years, and a second career as a computer specialist for the city of Bellevue. He became limited by the aftereffects of cancer and its treatment, which all make it impossible for him to swallow, talk, spit, and eat. This downward spiraling health situation was the reason that he began writing.

In the year 2011, he was put on disability and he was really limited in what he could do but he worked around the house and did a lot of reading. He read just about anything: histories, science fiction, mysteries, fantasy, and of course, a bunch of westerns.

While his health deteriorated further, including his speech getting weaker, he read more every day and while gravitating toward the genre of westerns, he found that he was starting to get annoyed with a few aspects of most of them. So in December of 2016, he sat at his computer, figuring he may as well attempt to write one.

C. J. didn’t care if anybody actually read them, as they were only meant to keep his mind busy. It was his daughter that ‘suggested’ she publish them on Amazon. So he did, just to appease her and the very last thing that he ever expected was to write over seventy books and have people like them.

“Dylan’s Journey” is the first novel in the “Evans Family Saga” series and was released in the year 2019. Dylan knew the boiler was going to blow apart soon and if he did not act quickly, he along with the others in the pump room at the number three mine would die.

The engine operator was panicking but fell in his haste to escape from a scalding death. So Dylan lifted up his heavy shovel just as high as his twelve year old arms were able to manage and swung it in a fast arc to the thundering machine. It might kill him, however he had to to try.

Even while the steel head of the shovel slammed into the machine, it would set into motion a sequence of events that would shape his whole life.

“Bryn’s War” is the second novel in the “Evans Family Saga” series and was released in the year 2019. Bryn felt sick while feeling the ground shake, knowing that one of the shafts collapsed. Now, he stood in the pump room and looked on while the two thrumming pumps as they pulled the water out of the deep mines. He knew that one of them would strain once the water became fouled up with debris and coal dust from the collapse and if it was pump number two, it’d mean that his older brothers and dad were most likely dead.

It felt like hours while watching the pump work, however it was just minutes since the first intense vibrations struck. He realized that if the second pump started to labor his plans to leave Carbondale would be another of the victims of the coal mine. Right when he planned on checking the first pump, he saw the pipe to the second pump start pulsing before the belt on the drive wheel started squealing in protest and his absolute worst nightmare came to pass.

“Huw’s Legacy” is the third novel in the “Evans Family Saga” series and was released in the year 2019. Kyle felt guilty for playing a game while his mom suffered back at their tiny excuse for a home. However she did insist and knew that it was important to her that he spend outside of the mechanized hell. As it was here that he spent sixty hours each week earning his mediocre wage that paid the rent and kept food on the table. Doctor Turnbull made an estimate three months back that she only had a total of six months to live. She lost so much weight and could only tolerate a weak broth at this point, so he didn’t think it would be too much longer now.

Kyle’s mom had been at the center of his life for as long as he could remember and once she left him, he would have no family left at all. The bastard which called himself his dad deserted them both ten years prior when Kyle was only six. Kyle blamed this man for his mom’s illness, as he didn’t have anybody else to accuse.

He had been her minister and her nurse over the previous week while she was unable to leave her sickbed without help, and he realized that caring for her had added some discomfort for her pain. Even while playing, he continued to think of his future after she died from the cancer. However he saw nothing but years of hard work on the oven of the ironworks floor and quite the empty life without many possibilities.

“Lynn’s Search” is the fourth novel in the “Evans Family Saga” series and was released in the year 2019. Lynn glared hard at Ryan Mitchell, and wanted to smack him right in his smug face, although he meant to insult Lynn, he knew that there was a good chance that what he said was actually right. He had suspected for years at this point that Dylan Evans was not in fact his real dad. It did not take a math genius to figure out that he had been born nine months after his mom was rescued from Fort Benton.

However what Ryan had said which pushed him to break down and ask his parents if it was in fact true, was when Ryan laughed and said Lynn was probably more like his real dad, Burke Riddell (a monstrous man). More than his hero, the man that raised Lynn.

He departed from the tiny house to ask this painful question, and if he was told that it was actually true, he knew he’d be forced to leave the Double EE ranch and the only family he had ever known in his life.

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51 Responses to “C.J. Petit”

  1. P Armstrong: 10 months ago

    Dear Mr. Petit, I have a very long and eclectic list of books read in my 71 years. Westerns have joined the list only in the last few years. Oh, my! What I have been missing out on! You have recently joined Mr. L’Amour as a favorite. Thank you so much for continuing to push ahead in this endeavor for as long as you have. I wish you peace.

  2. Mike: 10 months ago

    Thank you for your wonderful books Mr. Petit. I just finished Rusty and Bug. As I started reading, I wondered where the heroine would come from. Boy was I surprised, but when Leah came about I knew how it would end. Thank you again. May God keep you safe and allow you to continue to write.

  3. Linda Diaz: 12 months ago

    Dear Mr. Petit,
    So sorry to hear about your health problems and because of your health you will no longer write any more books. I have really enjoyed your stories, my Dad was a cowboy so I can relate to some of the experiences and episodes. Thank you for the time you have given us by reading your awesome books. Can you please write just one more book to satisfy our thirst for your stories. God bless you !!!

  4. SMSgt Legge: 12 months ago

    I have read 61 of his books. Was station at Scott in the 60. Looking forward to reading the rest of the books. Niceville Fl

  5. Donna: 12 months ago

    I am looking forward to the next Joe Beck book in the Series!

  6. Chet Pool: 12 months ago

    Good reading, thank you,

  7. Fonda Vandiver: 1 year ago

    I have read all of the books twice. I will read another authors books for awhile then reread them. Love all the stories.

  8. Chuck Mercik: 1 year ago

    Mr. Petit, I have read all of your books and am awaiting your next installment of the Joe Beck series. What I find truly fascinating that you have never repeated the same story line. The “EVANS” family stories to Cap Tyler and now to Joe Beck, In my opinion your descriptions of the places in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and others are truly life like. As a fellow New Englander growing up in Central Massachusetts only forty minutes from Providence, I have lived in Colorado and you captured the essence of the times of year, the times of the day and that is another reason why I continue to read your work!
    I am interested in knowing just a possible ETA on the 4th in the Joe Beck series. I already know once I see it, I will pre=order! Anyway, as a fellow CJ and New Englander, Happy New Year and continued great story writing for us all!


    CJ Mercik

  9. Esther Sosa: 1 year ago

    Mr.Petit, I love and have enjoyed all your books. Sorry to hear about your health. God has given you this wonderful gift being able to write. Pray you continue to write more books and your health gets better.I am starting on “The Divide”, hope it’s not your last one. Blessings, E.Sosa

  10. Ron: 1 year ago

    Love em all! Is there a Joe Beck 4 yet?

    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      No news on a 4th yet

  11. Jack Higgins: 1 year ago

    Within the past year I have been reading a lot whereas previously I did not have time. I am thourely enjoying your books, quite frankly I cannot hardly put them down. I just finished book three of the Joe Beck series.I am anxious to continue the series and most of all I sincerely wish you good health, love your books.

  12. Kenneth Vandiver: 1 year ago

    got a kindle a few months ago and read one of your books because they were cheap but got hooked on them cannot stop reading them some of the names you use in your books made me think you were from the area in GA that I live in

  13. Charlotte: 1 year ago

    Mr Petit…Just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed all your novels….I believe I have read them all! I hope you are in good health & still writing more stores!❤️

  14. Virginia Williams: 1 year ago

    Mr. Petit, I love all of your books and am about half way through them. You are the best down to earth author that I have had the pleasure to know. I find myself in each book and being or thinking along with each character and what a great way to read. I am 74 years young and hope you can write more. I have my sister reading your books also.

  15. Penny Bell: 1 year ago

    Mr. Petit, I can not begin to tell you how much your books have meant to me. You see I lost my husband shortly before I discovered your books. My husband was a US Marshal in an old west tourist town by the name of Six Gun Territory. He lived his life in the way you have always portrayed your gentleman heroes with honor, integrity and the code of the west. Your books came alive for me as each one so reminded me of my Allen…it was a way to deal with his loss and still seem like he was near. I have loved each one of your books and read everyone of them. God bless you…you will definitely be missed.

  16. Jan Brown: 1 year ago

    Will any of your books be published.l have read all your books and just finished unwanted, Will it be finished.l hope you are still writing.All the best for your health.

  17. Rachel warner: 1 year ago

    I love your books. Read them all some twice. I cannot believe you will no longer be writing new books. I guess I will be reading them over and over. I wish you the best and thank you for all the fantastic stories you leave for us.

  18. Paul Harman: 1 year ago

    Love your stories and your characters, you make them come alive and put us there. I just finished Unwanted and there are several bad misnamed characters that need fixing. After Mort is shot by Joe and Chuck comes to thank him. He suddenly becomes Mort getting back on his horse. In another chapter Mort is referred to as Norm. There were several more but an editor needs to read through and fix the discrepancies. It’s an excellent well written book. Look forward to reading the sequel.

  19. Lillie Sloniger: 1 year ago

    I an my husband have read all your books. Loved everyone. Hope there is more to come. Thanks for the great read.

  20. Robert Gage: 1 year ago

    I am a faithful follower of all of his books many great hours of reading !

  21. William Cooke: 1 year ago

    Thank you, C.J., you are not only my favorite author, but you are an inspiration to me. You are as much of a hero as your lead characters are, overcoming unthinkable pain,facing death down, overcoming incredible odds, making a difference in so many lives! You deserve to have a book written about you, and thank you for your service to our country, thank you for being the true definition of courage, and thank you for your wonderful, incredibly well written, exciting,and inspiring books!

  22. Tom Garrett: 1 year ago

    I too have read all his books (with the exception of Second Star which I decided to save until Christmas after reading that Saloon Lawyer would be his last book). I too will be totally lost without new works by him. His work is absolutely awesome. May the Good Lord bless you CJ. I’ve purchased a few books for my Kindle but can’t get past a few chapters after being spoiled by your talent!!!

  23. mike willis: 1 year ago

    I’m a little older than you but enjoy the same type of stories you write. Since I can’t remember a lot of things I am starting to read them all again. They are enjoyable and I like the endings. mike

  24. patricia wiseman: 1 year ago

    love your books, the characters, the action, i just love them

  25. John ryan: 1 year ago

    I also am disabled, but I have enjoyed all of your books. I hope that you will be able to write more. Sorry to hear of your decline in health

    • James Barkenhus: 12 months ago

      Thank you for writing books that I can’t put down. Joe Beck should be required reading for all people with the public trust. Just do right.

  26. Ivan F Muller: 1 year ago

    Mr CJ Petit you are definitely one of, if not my most favorite Author. I spent many a night being part of your stories. It is disappointing that you are to stop writing as your stories will go down well into history. Wish you Mr Petit all the best, in health and prosperity. Maybe one more ?

  27. Cheryl Shimmen: 1 year ago

    I have read every single book written by C.J.Petit. Every book has a fantastic story and l cannot put it down. I only just read today that CJ is no longer writing any more books, so sad to hear. You are a true legend in the short time that you have been writing your fabulous books and every single one has had a fantastic story. You will be sadly missed, a true fan of your writing xxx

  28. Sandy: 1 year ago

    Love these books, I’ve read all of them unless I missed one along the way! They a!ways have characters with courage and compassion, good language, and great endings. Well written, Mr. Pettit!!!!

  29. Donna Beck: 1 year ago

    Mr. Petits books are the Best Westerns I started reading books by Louis L’Amour !! I just finished reading his latest book Saloon Lawyer and he mentioned that it would be his Last Book ??? I Pray that this isn’t true. I’m Hooked on his westerns !
    Donna Beck

    • Cheryl Shimmen: 1 year ago

      I also pray that CJ Petit writes some more fantastic stories. He is the best author that l have followed and l have read every single book that he has written

  30. Julie porter: 1 year ago

    I love these books. very well written nice stories.


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