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Rosanne Bittner

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Cover for JOURNEY TO HIGH LONESOME       In 1868 Gainesville, Texas, Ashley Vale welcomes home Nick Calhoun, the man she loves and who has been missing for six years after marching off to war when Ashley was only sixteen. Events during and after Nick escaped from a Union prison have left him a wanted man, and he has come home only to say good-bye again. Believing Ashley deserves a better life than he can give her, Nick heads to Outlaw Country without her.

       Her heart shattered, Ashley leaves Gainesville to start a new life under the Homestead Act, but circumstances lead her to being framed for a soldier’s murder. Nick learns of Ashley’s fate and bravely risks his life – and prison - to rescue her. Long-neglected desires explode into white-hot passion as, together, they challenge a lawless land in search of peace . . . and a place to escape from the past that tore them apart.

       A thrilling read set against the magnificent western landscape of America’s historic Outlaw Trail.

       Look for a cameo appearance by Moses Tucker from LAWLESS LOVE!

What Readers are Saying:

"If you’re a fan of historical western romance books, especially those packed with passion and heat, then I highly recommend this book. FIVE PLUS STARS!! " -- Amy A. on Amazon

"Hold onto your saddle, because you're in for a heart pounding ride across the wild west!. . .This is a terrific addition to the Outlaw Trail series, and I'm delighted to find out more are planned for the future." -- Michelle Reed, Bookbub (read entire review here)

"Rosanne Bittner's latest installment in the Outlaw Trail series is another great read! . . . The plot is fast moving and full of action. The way it is written allowed me to feel like I had stepped into the pages of the story, met real life characters and visited the places described and watched the action happen first hand. A wonderful wild west escape for the reader to take!" -- Teresa W, Bookbub

"Loved this book. Now my husband will read it." -- Barbara, review

0rder JOURNEY TO HIGH LONESOME (both paperback and e-book formats)


Christmas decor       Wow. Seems like maybe a month ago I was talking about the coming fall season and changing colors of leaves. And now there are no leaves at all! What happened to September and October? What happened to November and Thanksgiving? What happened to my garden? Everything is bare and gray and wet, and instead of a glistening, brilliant blue, Lake Michigan is roaring and mean and gray. Soon little balls of ice will start forming on the beaches, and those will begin to cluster and stick and will end up huge mounds of ice that will turn our beautiful lake into an even more beautiful wonderland of brilliant white crystals. Crashing waves will become silent pillars of ice.

       And so, it is winter in Michigan. Christmas is behind us, and soon, we will celebrate a new year – say “good-bye” to 2020! And maybe by spring we can say “good-bye” to Covid-19 and “Hello!” to friends and family and restaurants and parties and school and “live” shopping and travel and loved ones in nursing homes and all the things that were taken from us this year. One lesson learned is how to appreciate all the little things we took too much for granted before the virus came along.

       Look for blessings to count this New Year's Eve. Look for the joy and not the sad. Celebrate your health and family and friends who have so far been spared the awful virus. I celebrate the fact that I had two new books published this year – LAWMAN IN THE HIGH LONESOME in June, and JOURNEY TO HIGH LONESOME in December. I plan to write more HIGH LONESOME books, each a single title with a new hero and heroine, but next up is the reissue of my very successful books ARIZONA BRIDE and ARIZONA ECSTASY, first published in the 80’s. And by August or September 2021 you will be able to read the sixth book of my Outlaw Hearts series, BLAZE OF GLORY! Outlaw/lawman Jake Harkner will be back in all his wild-west glory, in an unforgettable story of passion, power, high emotion and hot romance!

Ride The High Lonesome cover Lawman In The High Lonesome coverCover for JOURNEY TO HIGH LONESOMECover, Arizona BrideCover, ARIZONA ECSTACY

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        BLAZE OF GLORY will bring Jake and his “blazing guns” back in an action-filled adventure that will also show, through a highly emotional event, how much this man loves and will sacrifice for his family. I promise you won’t be able to put this book down, and you won’t ever forget it. Nor will you forget the fantastic love story of Jake and Miranda.

       I am seeing comments that some of my readers are afraid to read BLAZE OF GLORY because they think Jake will die in this one. Please DO NOT jump to conclusions. Just know that whatever happens, I always aim for a satisfying, memorable ending. This will be a VERY BIG book, filled with drama and high emotion - and the final big test for a man who has always set his own rules for revenge, but who is now living in a world of law and order. Jake is so torn in this story - caught between his past, and a future that has no room for old outlaws. Big, BIG challenges for Jake - and for Miranda also, who has always worried Jake's penchant to "protect," and his deep-set determination to handle things his way, will lead him to jail or death. Those who would love the reputation of being the one to take down Jake Harkner think that Jake must (by now) be older, slower and has probably mellowed. . . . Uh . . . REALLY?? Never underestimate Jake Harkner. EVER! Especially when he's really, really, really, REALLY pissed, and at that emotional point of no return.

       Above all else, BLAZE OF GLORY will be (in my heart) the most beautiful love story about Jake and Miranda I have written, a great “last book” of a series … but maybe not the last one. I already have a story in mind for Jake’s “grown-up” grandson and namesake – young Jake – and it will involve a granddaughter of – none other than – ZEKE MONROE, from my SAVAGE DESTINY series!

2015 reprint of OUTLAW HEARTS   DO NOT FORSAKE ME, the sequel to OUTLAW HEARTS   LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE   The Last Outlaw   Christmas In a Cowboy's Arms

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       In light of all of the rapid changes we are seeing right now in our country and our world, I want to assure you that the “Bittner” voice and style will NOT change. In that respect, I will always write about other cultures with truth and honor based on deep research, showing inclusiveness and diversity. Most of all, I always aim for a great, lasting love story that will live in your minds and hearts for many weeks, months, even years after you have finished a Rosanne Bittner book!

       I would like to repeat how thankful I am for all my readers -- and for those who give my books as gifts! You keep me going to the computer to write more books, and there are days when my writing sustains me through personal problems and aches and pains. My readers often mention how my books got them through something physically or emotionally traumatic for them, but WRITING those books does the same thing for me. Keep reading and I will keep writing!

        If you are new to my writing -- or even if you want to replace old favorites -- please see my Books in Print page for a complete list of all my books, with most recent covers, publication histories, and ordering links. Eventually, I want to have all of my backlist available for both new readers and long-time fans who have reread the original print versions so many times that the pages are worn out! If you prefer the convenience of e-books, check out my E-books List, where you will find ordering links for electronic versions of my books in several different e-book formats.

       Brand new Bittner titles are distributed through But locally in Southwest Lower Michigan -- my books are available at Hardings Market and Linda's Antiques in Coloma and Back On the Rack in Watervliet! You'll find my new books there, as well as an assortment of my older titles. I am excited to have such great outlets for my work right here in and near my own hometown. (Plus, Email mefor a personalized autograph.) You can also check with your local library or book store and ask them to order any of my books you’d like to read.

Rosanne and faithful reader Chet Cripe        I'm hearing from more and more men who enjoy my books, like Chester "Chet" Cripe, my friend and a faithful long-time reader. Chet was a member of the 45th Division of the Army Infantry and was Sergeant of the 4th Platoon. He served on Heartbreak Ridge, Sandbag Castle and Christmas Hill. The Outlaw Hearts series in particular are packed with action, western history, and solid family values as well as heart- felt romance. Yes, "real" men really DO enjoy reading my books -- and if you don't believe it, ask this Korean War Veteran!

       And if you want a print book personalized for yourself or before you “gift” it, just e-mail me privately at for mailing information, and I will pay the postage to send the signed books back to you! Or, if you prefer, I can autograph a label for you to stick into your book.

        I still have several extra copies of some OLDER BOOKS that are no longer available -- including many of my Foreign Titles! Many of these books have been previously read, but some are brand-new. You can order these older titles, as well as my recently reissued books, directly from me and I will sign them for you -- or for a friend who loves a good read. Please Email me if you're looking for a specific book!

       Many thanks for your continuing e-mails and notes. They have certainly brightened my inbox. So many of you are telling me which of my books you have read and loved, and why they are your favorites -- and are looking forward to reading my upcoming new books. I have been sharing many of your messages with all of my readers via my Guestbook page!


Rosanne with her replica Colt .45

A Colt .45, much like the gun my heroes use - and my own .30-.30 rifle. The Colt is surprisingly heavy and requires a strong hand and arm to draw, cock and fire in one swift movement. That would take a LOT of practice!

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