Tuesday, July 20, 2021

THE LAWLESS WEST By Kathleen Lawless @kathleenlawless


For generations, the struggle between good and evil has been the backbone of many a Western tale, film or novel.  This struggle was compounded by religious belief, as honor, integrity and morality faced off against anarchy and sins of the flesh.  It seems highly unlikely that the reality of the old West was as simple as ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’, but more a case of human endeavor to better itself in a harsh and often hostile environment.  Through it all, the underlying belief that justice and law and order would eventually triumph, never wavered.   

The mid-West of the 1870’s-1880’s underwent the transition from lawlessness to law-abiding much quicker than some of the outlying regions. I’d like to think it was helped along by small town sheriffs like Weston in my September release, A BRIDE FOR WESTON.  I’d also like to know what my relatives were involved with in generations past to warrant the name ‘Lawless’. 

The Sheriff’s Mail Order Bride series launches in August. You can check out the entire series here.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B097HK95X9

You can pre-order A BRIDE FOR WESTON here. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097QF2YZC 

If you have previously read my Proxy Bride book, A BRIDE FOR SHANE, you’ll meet up with Shane and Lacey again, and find out what’s been happening in Ridgemont that the new Sheriff has his hands full.  But you needn’t read Shane first to enjoy Weston and all the books in the series. 

Till next month,


Kathleen Lawless blames a misspent youth watching Rawhide, Maverick and Bonanza for her fascination with cowboys, which doesn’t stop her from creating a wide variety of interests and occupations for her many alpha male heroes.   

Her hero, Steele, in HER UNDERCOVER COWBOY, is a modern-day cowboy, so when she was wooed by a man called Steel— while he’s not a cowboy, he is an alpha male and her forever hero.  Which is why all of her stories end Happily Ever After.

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Julie Lence said...

I would enjoy stepping back in time to experience 'life', but I don't think I'd want to stay there. I really need my electricity and running water, but as authors, it is always fun to make the 'bad guy' the hero in a story.

kathleen Lawless said...

Julie, I feel the same way, it would be fun to drop in for a visit to the past, not so much fun to be there.

Cheryl Wright said...

This is an exciting series, Kathleen, and I can't wait to read Weston's story!