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Publication Order of Cactus Creek Cowboys Books

To Have and to Hold (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Love and to Cherish (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever and Always (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Cowboys Books

Publication Order of Night Riders Books

Texas Homecoming (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Bride (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born to Love (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someone Like You (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Love Comes (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Pride (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of a Texan (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Seven Brides Books

A Resolute Man / Rose (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dauntless Man / Fern (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Defiant Man / Iris (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fearless Man / Laurel (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Steadfast Man / Daisy (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Daring Man / Lily (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Worthy Man / Violet (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
No One But You (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Wyoming Wildfire (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Captain's Caress (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Wyoming Nights (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seductive Wager (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colorado Bride (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Temptation (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarlet Sunset, Silver Nights (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebel Enchantress (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arizona Embrace (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just What The Doctor Ordered (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winner's Circle (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Married By High Noon (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love on the Run (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover Honeymoon (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Merger (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Independent Bride (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reluctant Bride (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Christmas in a Cowboy's Arms(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Longing for a Cowboy Christmas(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Leigh Greenwood is a historical romance fiction author who is best known for “The Cowboys” and the “Seven Brides” series of novels.
He is one of the weirdest authors in the genre, given that he is a man who is writing in a historically female author-dominated genre. He blames it all on his wife as he never knew anything about romance until he got married in the early 1970s.
All of a sudden, there was all manner of romance fiction all over his house, stacked along one entire wall of his bedroom, in the living room, on the kitchen table, and even in the bathroom.

When his wife is not taking care of the children or not cooking, she would often be found reading romance fiction novels. He used to look down on her reading habits since he was reading the classics such as Austen, Hemingway, and Dickens.
Back then, he used to call them passion, lust, and sin books among other condescending words. One day after making one of his usual condescending remarks, his wife told him to shut up or at least read one romance novel.
As the obedient husband he was, he read “These Old Shades” by Georgette Heyer and he was hooked. He would then search for all of Georgette Heyer’s novels and read them several times.

Given that Leigh Greenwood had a history minor his wife recommended several authors of historical romance such as Johanna Lindsey, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Bertrice Small, Rosemary Rogers, and Jennifer Blake which got him obsessed.
Somewhere along the line, he discovered that one could make a lot of money writing historical romances rather than being a music teacher.

Greenwood tried to get his wife to write historical romances but she asserted that it was not a thing and that he should do it instead. Ultimately, they agreed that if she gave him a plot, she would write the novel.
But the best she gave him was “I’ve lost everything”. While it was not much of a plot he ran with it and a few months later, he had the 889-page manuscript.
Back then, he did not know anything about writing and absolutely zero about the romance fiction industry.

He penned two more manuscripts and became a member of the Romance Writers of America before he published “Wyoming Wildfire” his debut novel in 1987.
Since then, he has published more than 50 works of fiction in the historical romance genre among them a contribution to a Peg Sutherland series of novels.

Unfortunately, after more than three decades of marriage, Leigh Greenwood divorced his wife. While it was an amicable separation, it was difficult as he had to leave his house and the place he had called home for nearly thirty years.
Nonetheless, it has made him come to appreciate good cooking and made him a much better cook. Now that he is past 70, he likes to say that writing is something of a mid-life crisis career.
Earlier on, he had attained a bachelor’s degree in Voice and a master’s in Musicology from the University of North Carolina.

He would then work as a choir director and organist in various churches and teach music in schools for more than three decades before he retired to become a full-time author.
When he is not writing his novels, he can usually be found singing in community choirs and church and gardening.

“Rose,” the first novel of the “Seven Brides” series of novels by Leigh Greenwood is the work in which we are introduced to the seven Randolph brothers.

They come from a once powerful and rich family that lost everything during the war and are now trying to rebuild everything on a remote Texan ranch.

The eldest brother is George Randolph who is head of the family who was in the Confederate Army and has come back to the ranch he purchased for the family.

They now engage in cattle farming but the seven men are clueless about farming or how to run a house. They hire a desperate woman named Rose Thornton who is desperate for change as she had barely been making a living working as a waitress.
Her father was an officer in the union army and among many Southerners, she is an outcast. From the moment she meets George, she is smitten with his kindness and goodness.
When she learns that he needs a housekeeper, she thinks there is no better opportunity to get out of Austin and go where no one knows her.

This is how she arrives at the Texas ranch of the Randolhos to find a dirty, dilapidated, and abandoned house, which is the abode of the five brothers and their children, half wild and lacking any education or manners.

Leigh Greenwood’s novel “Fern” tells the story of James Madison Randolph the unknown brother.
As soon as his father went to fight in the war, he had run off from the family farm in Texas. He did not want to join the army and all he wanted was to get away from his brutal father so that he could study.
He headed to Boston where he had a friend who took him in and paid for his education. A decade later, he has become one of Boston’s top lawyers when he gets a disturbing call.

His eldest siblings are in Abilene where they had gone to sell some of their stock. But a man dies and Hen his brother gets accused of murder. Madison has to go back home to save his brother who may hang if he does not get the right representation.
He never imagined that he would meet Fern Sproull a willful woman getting off the train. Her despicable cousin has just been killed and Fern knows Hen Randolph is guilty.
She also knows the Randlphs have summoned a top lawyer to ensure he gets off. But Fern is determined to ensure that her cousin gets the justice he deserves.

“Iris” by Leigh Greenwood is the third novel of the “Seven Brides” series of novels.

This work tells the story of Iris Richmond who loses everything she had and decides to move to the inhospitable and cold lands of Wyoming with the last of her inheritance.
However, she does not have the skills needed to move her 3000-strong herd of cattle across state lines and thousands of miles away.

Monty Randolph has, at last, made the decision that it is time he showed his eldest brother that he has his temper under control.

To convince his brother he will need to successfully complete the contract of getting a huge herd of cattle from Texas to Wyoming without any complications.
However, things are set to become difficult onc Iris Richmond the stunning woman who owns the herd insists that he takes her along with him.

She is a determined woman that will not take no for an answer and seems to have a determination stronger than even his quick temper.

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