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Lawman In The High Lonesome cover"Like the enthralling rugged beauty of the Outlaw Trail, Lawman in the High Lonesome provides a breath-catching journey through tragedies and triumphs." -- Michelle Reed, Sunshine Lake Reviews

       Civil War widow Elly Lowe is heading for California after losing everything in a prairie fire. She and her family need a new start. On the way, fate interrupts her plans in a horrifying way, leaving her desperate for help.

       In a small Nebraska town, Sheriff Matt Stover grieves the loss of his wife and unborn child in a bank robbery. He has always lived by the law, but he is determined to find and kill the guilty Liberty brothers. Matt sets out to follow the culprits into notorious outlaw country, very dangerous territory for a lawman.

        When Matt meets Elly along the way, they strike up a sweet friendship, an attraction they know is only temporary. They must go their separate ways, but they will meet again under very different circumstances, leaving Matt to face life or death situations. Will lawman Matt Stover turn outlaw for revenge? Or will Elly’s faith and devotion be enough to bring him peace?

       Look for a cameo appearance by Sage Lightfoot from PARADISE VALLEY!

What Readers are Saying:

"Rosanne Bittner never fails to deliver on a Dang good, True-Grit Western." -- Glenda Kinard

"Rosanne writes such beautiful loves stories which stand the test of time. Lawman In The High Lonesome is another testament to Ms. Bittner’s amazing talent." -- Tonya Lucas

"Rosanne Bittner brings you on the journey with her characters; what ride it was. We rode the Outlaw Trail, met some interesting people and saw gun fights. This book held my interest from start to finish." -- Yvonne Grace Wohlfeil

"This is a story of life on the trail; surviving brutality; and, developing romance. After reading the Outlaw Hearts Series, I looked forward to this new book. Congratulation to the author for a great job of writing." -- Marlene, on BookBub



Pumpkins       Here it is – already September. What happened? Did I sleep through the whole summer? Is the air already cooler and more dry? Is the sky really a darker blue, with deep gray clouds that spell autumn? Are pumpkins really showing themselves in the fields? Has my lawn nearly stopped growing? Do I really see some yellow in the leaves? Where have most of my songbirds gone? And why are my potted plants drooping and dying?

       We’ve all been through the worst spring and summer we can remember, living like shut-ins and not seeing peoples’ smiles because of masks. We’ve nearly forgotten what it was like to hang out in our favorite bars and restaurants, or wherever most of you like to gather. We couldn’t go to church. We saw no summer sports and couldn’t even hug our own grandchildren. I’m hoping that from here on things will only get better and better. We live in a country where there is always, always hope for the future. The fresh, crisp, cool air of autumn brings a reminder that nothing ever stays the same.

       I enter autumn with excitement over the fact that I am finally writing Book #6 to my OUTLAW HEARTS series. I have been wanting to write this story for so long. It’s called BLAZE OF GLORY, and currently I am working with my designer on a cover that I think will say “This is outlaw/lawman Jake Harkner, and nobody messes with him!” 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 Harkner.

       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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       I am also enjoying the release of Book #71, LAWMAN IN THE HIGH LONESOME, available from, as well as the great reader comments already coming in. Most say they couldn’t put the book down. In this story, Sheriff Matt Stover heads for the Outlaw Trail to hunt down the men who killed his wife in a bank robbery. Along the way, fate puts him in the pathway of Elly Lowe, a Civil War widow headed for California. A sweet friendship turns into a love that is strong enough for Matt to ride into even more danger when he later discovers Elly needs his help. No lawman should consider riding into outlaw country, but Matt does – in revenge for his wife’s death – and to rescue the woman who has taught him a man can love again.

       The next book in the series, JOURNEY TO HIGH LONESOME, will be available in November of this year. As many of you already know, each book in the "Men of the Outlaw Trail" series is a single title with a new hero and heroine, and each story touches briefly on other characters I've written about who "visited" the Outlaw Trail! Sometime in the future, I plan two more books to round out the High Lonesome series.

       For more details about the first three books, please click on the links below:

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Cover, Arizona BrideCover, ARIZONA ECSTACY       Next spring and summer will bring reissues of ARIZONA BRIDE and ARIZONA ECSTASY, with new covers – from Amazon! And, 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 Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble and 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 me and we can get together for 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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