Cowboy Ethics by James P. Owen

A new approach to business ethics is quietly taking hold in executive suites and corporate boardrooms across America. Frustrated by an epidemic of misbehavior at all employee levels, management teams are getting back to basics—back to the idea that personal character and individual responsibility are the ultimate keys to integrity, just as they were back in the days of the Open Range.

A decade ago, the book Cowboy Ethics first inspired businesspeople to look to the Code of the West. Once they did, they discovered that its simple, common-sense principles can be more effective guides to business leadership than a truckload of corporate mission statements, rules, and ethics manuals. “Cowboys are role models because they live by a code,” says author James P. Owen. “They show us what it means to stand for something, and to strive every day to make your actions line up with your beliefs. And isn’t that as good a definition of integrity as you can find?”

In the years since, the book’s “Ten Principles to Live By” have been embraced by scores of companies, universities, and even a state government. This updated Tenth Anniversary hardcover edition traces the evolution of this grassroots business movement in brand-new chapters while preserving the inspirational lessons and stunning photography of the original. It’s ideal for corporate gifts, the new graduate, business students, or any career person who cares about doing the right thing.

Says C. J.: I happened to see Cowboy Values by Mr. Owen when I was at our local grocery and, on a whim, bought it, mostly because the photographs are absolutely beautiful.  Then I started reading–well worth the price, believe me.  Made me a fan.  You’ll totally love Mr. Owen’s books. Guaranteed.

Hearts of the West: A Christian Historical Western Romance Collection

by Leah Atwood, Heather Blanton, Lynnette Bonner, Patricia PacJac Carroll, Cynthia Hickey, Susette Williams

A sampler of Christian historical western romances by half a dozen authors that’s received excellent reviews by readers, this collection is available in eBook, free to KindleUnlimited subscribers.

Now together for the first time! 6 complete Christian historical western romances that will transport you back in time and are sure to warm your heart. Whether you have just a few minutes to enjoy a novelette, or the time to really get immersed in the dust and grit of a western town, there’s something here for everyone.

Step into a day when outlaws ran free, the land was wild, and guns blazed at the drop of a hat!

After the Rain
Rand McCade made a promise to his dying wife to one day remarry. He doesn’t want to remarry, but a promise is a promise.
Pressured to marry a violent man, widowed and pregnant Lettie Morgan seeks out an agency which finds brides for men in the west.
Can two hearts, broken and grieving, put their pasts aside and blend their lives into one?

A Lady in Defiance
Charles McIntyre owns everything in the lawless mining town of Defiance. When three sisters show up stranded, alone, and offering to open a “nice” hotel, he is intrigued enough to let them stay…especially since he sees feisty middle sister Naomi as a possible conquest.
Naomi wants no part of Defiance or the saloon-owning, prostitute-keeping Mr. McIntyre. It would seem however, that God has gone to elaborate lengths to bring them together. The question is, “Why?” Does God really have a plan for each and every life?

Rocky Mountain Oasis
When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he’s as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.
Brooke’s new husband turns out to be kinder than any man has ever been. But then the unthinkable happens and she holds the key that might save innocent lives but destroy Sky all in one fell swoop. It’s a choice too unbearable to contemplate…but a choice that must be made.

Bounty
Luke Jordan’s mother’s dying words rang in his head. “Take these to your brothers.” His brothers? The Jordan gang of outlaws. Why did he have to waste time tracking them down?
Cat Cahill’s morning rides are a pleasant diversion from her mother’s lectures on marrying a civilized man from the east. Despite her prayers, Cat hasn’t found the man she would want to spend the rest of her life with until she runs into Luke.
One town trying to avoid a buyout, one gang worth their weight in gold, bounty hunters intent on taking the Jordan gang in more dead than alive = two in love and a bunch in trouble.

Charity’s Gold Rush
After Charity saves handsome Gabriel Williams’ daughter from being trampled he asks her to marry him. And Charity believes he’s the answer to her prayers.
Gabe and Charity agree to a marriage in name only, although Charity is upset that now that she has found a man she could see herself making a life with, he isn’t interested in anything more than someone to watch his children, and he’s a gambler to boot – just like Pa who got her into this mess.
By the beginning of the following spring, if both parties are in agreement, they’ll annul the marriage and part ways.
Neither expects love to interfere with their plans or for God to intervene with a plan of His own.

Jessie’s Bride
Jessie Kincaid doesn’t plan to follow in his three older brothers’ footsteps, which seems to include being bachelors.
Jessie begins writing Sarah Engle and sends her money, along with a stage coach ticket, to come see him so that they can be married.
Not everyone is happy with their decision to wed. When the preacher said, till death do you part, did he mean literally? Or can a mail order bride and her groom truly have a happily ever after ending?

The Old Boys, a Kirk Winkler Western

The Old West’s most famous lawmen are convening one final time, but not to solve a case. Instead, they’re hoping to spend a few days together having a high old time in Denver before they ride off into the sunset of their years.

But then a prostitute is brutally murdered and one of their number stands accused of the crime.

As the violence spins out of control, the old boys, led by retired U.S. Marshals Tom Alvarez and Ben Comstock, are forced outside the law to do battle with powerful political forces and Colorado’s most experienced lawmen to clear their friend’s name–and save their own lives.

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The Intruders, a Kirk Winkler Western

As young widow Cora Diemert struggles against powerful ranchers intent on driving her off her homestead, young Billy Smith rides onto her place asking for a bit of work. Smith seems the answer to Cora’s prayers–until she discovers that he is running from the law, with Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Alvarez hot on his trail.

Cora, Billy and the marshal each learn some hard lessons as they battle with themselves and with one another.

Then, suddenly, they’re forced to confront the hardest truth of all: some things really are worth fighting–and dying–for.

And that means fighting as they’ve never fought before–together.

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