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Publication Order of Cattle Valley Books

Cattle Valley Mistletoe (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Topping (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rough Ride (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Physical Therapy (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Shadow (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Boy Cowboy (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sound of White (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bent - Not Broken (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arm Candy (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone Surfin' (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of the Beholder (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cattle Valley Days (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Recipe for Love (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firehouse Heat (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neil's Guardian Angel (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarred (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Making the Grade (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Service and Protect (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The O'Brien Way (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost from the Past (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawk's Landing (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shooting Star (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Confessions (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Soldier (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alone in a Crowd (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Chances (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Absolution (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fingerprints and Muddy Feet (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snake Charmer (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey to Lobster Cove (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Karma (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

The American writer Carol Lynne has been writing for some time now, as she has created her niche within the western and romance genre, as she focuses mainly on the gay and lesbian market, providing something that is unique and idiosyncratic in both its style and its approach, with all inclusive story-lines that appeal to her audience on a universal level.

Showing a great insight into character, with her astute and insightful observations, her work is attracting people from far and wide, as it has built momentum during a relatively short amount of time. Knowing her audience well, Lynne has published the books that she’s wanted to publish, remaining true to her vision, something which has paid off enormously over the years, with many discovering her books every day. One such series that makes for an excellent example of her work is that of her ongoing ‘Cattle Valley’ series that follows in much the same vein as her that of her other work. Dealing with an alternative private community based out in Wyoming in the United States, it sees this friendly community takes in a variety of people, as the sexual preferences of its dwellers is not an issue, just as long as they show compassion and a willingness to love their neighbor.

Telling stories from this town, which was originally set-up following the hate-crime and murder of Joshua Beauregard in 1972 in San Francisco due to him being gay, it was then organised by his multi-millionaire father that he’d set-up a safe-haven and refuge for other gay people so that they don’t have to suffer the same fate that tragically befell his son.

Running for an impressive thirty-three titles so far and counting, this has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time ever since its debut back in 2007. Bringing the town to life, it really has managed to paint quite a vivid picture of the idyllic refuge, something which has found it a large audience throughout the years. With a number of box-sets and omnibus editions as well, there’s an extensive collection of stories here ready for anybody looking to get invested in the series overall.

All Play and No Work

Initially published through the ‘Total-e-bound’ publishing house, this was first released in November 2007, setting up what was to be the ongoing ‘Cattle Valley’ series. Establishing the parameters of its world and the characters within it, it bases itself firmly within reality, with a good and grounded narrative that draws the reader slowly in. Knowing exactly what it is that she wants to achieve with this series, it’s a very clear and confident start from the author, providing the reader with a clear idea of what to expect from the series overall.

Getting a real feel for the area of Wyoming, it manages to capture a definite sense of the landscape, as it really manages to bring it to life for the reader. This plays well with the themes and ideas that are set-up here, in that it plays well as the all American backdrop for a series that promotes tolerance, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. The characters themselves also fall into this too, as they exemplify these qualities as well, providing a sense of family and togetherness, free from judgement, as they pursue the quality of life they want to pursue. Not just that, but they also utilize traditional love stories at their core, providing a sense of warmth that engages the reader, drawing them in and allowing them to feel like they really know and understand the characters within.

With Ryan, Nate and Rio happily in a three-man partnership, it seems that their small-town in Texas is a little too small, as it appears to be too much for some people there. Taking it upon himself to convince the other two, Ryan Blackfeather decides to relocate to Cattle Valley following getting a position there, something which will be beneficial for all of them. Whilst it seems idyllic, though, Ryan is the only one with a job as a sheriff there, whilst the other two, an ex-mercenary and a private detective, are left wondering what to do with themselves here in this quietest and most friendly of small-towns. Will they find something to occupy them? Can they make the most of their new home? What happens when it’s all play and no work?

Cattle Valley Mistletoe

Brought out in 2007 through the ‘Total-e-bound’ publishing label once again, this was first released in 2007 in December just one month after the first. Marking the second title in the ‘Cattle Valley’ series, it really manages to build upon the initial premise, taking it forwards and expanding it overall. Working as a romance, it follows in much the same vein as the first as well, whilst also providing some interesting surprises and twists along the way to keep fans engaged.

Loving his congregation and his church, the Reverend Casey Sharp finds that he’s having to deal with the sins of his predecessor, leaving him feeling like an outcast in the community. That’s when local contractor Halden Kuckleman is commissioned to construct a new meeting room for the church, despite having turned away from god at a young age following a childhood trauma. Soon, though, both Casey and Halden find themselves growing closer, as a connection begins to build between them, as Halden wonders how he will get the job before the Christmas Eve party. Will they become an item? Can Casey find his church accepted into the community once again? Who will find themselves under the Castle Valley mistletoe?

The Cattle Valley Series

Creating an idyllic world for her many readers to get themselves lost in, this series is great for anybody looking to fully immerse themselves into a franchise. With its in-depth portrayal of every aspect of the inhabitants lives down to the last detail, it really builds upon its initial premise without the reader even being aware of it. Setting up a sense of familiarity for her audience, it manages to create a really inviting and friendly world within the series, a world which will definitely continue for some time yet.

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