Rosanne Bittner: Heart of the West

Rosanne Bittner: Heart of the West

Readers' Comments

Page updated 22 November 2022

Rosanne Bittner, March 2015

Thank you for visiting my pages, and for all of your wonderful messages!

       One reader writes, "Many people tend to sneer at romance novels...not realizing the appeal they have for all audiences and the work that goes into them to make them authentic." Well, thanks to all of you, I'm happy to say that my books are reaching all audiences, men and women, from teens to octogenarians, encompassing all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds.

        Due to the efforts of those of you who pass my books on not only to sisters and daughters, but also to husbands and sons, I am known as a writer of Westerns, as well as of romance! I am gratified to hear from many male fans who are as enthusiastic about my work as my female fans! Below are comments taken from a cross-section of the many letters and email I receive:

       If you would like to share your comments on my books with other readers, please feel free to Email Me, and your message may appear here or elsewhere on this site!

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Rosanne, thank you for all the wonderful hours of glorious reading you provide for us. I am on vacation every time I open one of your books. I shut everything and everyone out when I am reading and re-read reading your books. Thank you Rosanne for that!

Betts Rosey, 22 November 2022

2018 reissue of SONG OF THE WOLF I started reading, Song of the Wolf in 6th grade. I bought it for a dime way back when at a a fleamarket. I have always been interested in the American Indian. The school library didn't have much, but what they did have I read over and over. I remember the immense joy when I found your book amd it only cost me 10 cents!

I started reading it straight away, I couldn't even wait until I got home. I just couldn't put it down. I brought it every where with me; yes even to school. That happened to be the biggest mistake I made. I was in English class and had an assignment to read chapter 17 and answer the questions. I thought I would be clever and hide Song of the Wolf behind my English book. I was so immersed in what I was reading I didn't notice the teacher get up and start to walk around the room. She came to me and with glaring eyes she reached for my book and said, "see me after class!" I just knew I would get a good fussing, but still get my book back.

That's not what happened! She kept my book; I pleaded with her. How was I to know what happened to Medicine Wolf and Bear Paw. Oh how I pleaded my heart breaking with every no she extended me. Fast forward 34 years and I never got my book back. I can't tell you how many times over the past years that book has literally haunted me. I feel like most would have went on and forgotten it, but I couldn't. I felt like I was part of the book. I felt their joy, their pain.

My uncle happens to be a whiz at finding things and I was telling him of this book that I never got to finish reading. It had been so many years ago that I couldn't remember the name of the book or who wrote the book. I told him all I could remember were the main characters names, Medicine Wolf and Bear Paw and I seemed to remember the cover having a slightly pink background.

He pecked on his old keyboard for a moment and within minutes I seen the cover and I knew that was it! Completely elated, I ran out the door saying repeatedly in my head, Rosanne Bittner, Rosanne Bittner. I reached the house, typed it in and ordered it straight away. Now, 34 years later, I will find out what happens to Medicine Wolf, Bear Paw and their people.

Once again, I can't put the book down. Thank you for writing such an amazing book. I will finally know what happens after all these years. Being that I love this book so much, can you recommend the next book I should read? Thank You.

One of your biggest fans

Jaimi León (7 Mar 22)

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I’m happy to be a part of team Rosanne!

After being entranced by the tv series 1883, I asked for recommendations in another fb book group for books of that genre and era … Several folks suggested the Savage Destiny series which I am blazing through…

I am currently on book 6 and I must say I am learning so much about the history of our country that I never learned growing up… Each historical event prompts me to do a Google search and read the deeper details…Much of it is heartbreaking and maddening details to the horrors of how things really went down back then…

Google earth is used as well to go to the places Roseanne tells us about as well … History, geography, cultural,the greed of war, the deceptive tactics played out by the powers that be…Colorful heartfelt characters blended in with historical characters… What more can a person ask from a book series ? It’s perfect !

I have one question though? Why is this not a television series ??? The market is aching for more series like Lonesome Dove and 1883… This could be even better ! You better believe I’m singing the praises of this series from the top of my literary lungs!

Trina Langley Madison (2 Mar 22)

2015 reprint of OUTLAW HEARTSDO NOT FORSAKE ME, the sequel to OUTLAW HEARTSLOVE'S SWEET REVENGEThe Last OutlawChristmas In a Cowboy's ArmsCover,BLAZE OF GLORY

Hello Rosanne,

I call myself privileged to read the series of the Outlaw books penned by you. They truly embody and bring back to life the Western movies (which sadly Hollywood does not create anymore)??.

The main characters Jake and Miranda are so awesome, that I have obsessed about them with my Hubby. He used to read Western books in his youth, but now sees the ‘old’ movies. However, I did not read the Western books during my youth, but with this series, I have caught up with what I have missed.

The details and the love depicted within the family is so sincere and bringing HIM?? and HIS GLORY into the picture made it PERFECT.

After reading your series, I am reading more of your books and have just read one of them as part of a collection in “Christmas in a Cowboy’s arms”. You added a new dimension to Jake’s character here, as he gets older and finds new meaning in his life.

We are blessed to have someone like you to pen these stories for our entertainment and I look forward to reading the last of your books in this series – Blaze of Glory.

Kind regards

Anna Crasto (2 March 22)

Sweet Mountain Magic Dear Rosanne,

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your Newsletters. Blaze of Glory was great as were all the Jake books, but my favorite will always be Outlaw Hearts. I loved the Savage Destiny series and may read those 6 books again. I have all your books here---I have many favorites—Sweet Mountain Magic is a beautiful love story.

Keep writing and I will keep reading!

From a very devoted fan,

Marianne Olson (26 Jan 2022)

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I’ve just finished the Jake and Miranda books. I’ve read about 4 other books too. I love your stories. Westerns are my favorite. The plots are somewhat believable and then the fantasy in the lovemaking is absolutely beautiful.

I have a suggestion if you don’t mind. I am an interpreter for the deaf and I would like to see a book that has a deaf person in it. Although American Sign Language ALS was not used during the Western days. But “signs “ were I hope that you can think of some thing to write even if it is current date that will be thrilling and rewarding for those who are deaf to read.

I listen to your books on a Book Reader that takes cartridges sent to me free of charge by the Library for the Blind. I am not completely blind I just have bad eyesight and reading is difficult. They have many of your books on file. I look forward to listening to everyone of them.

Keep up the good writing and you’ll always have a reader! ME!

Kathy Mitchell Dierks (9 Jan 2022)

In the Shadow of the Mountains, reissued in Jan. 2016Hello, wonderful author Rosanne.

My Mom whom is 90 years young in May is looking for your book called City of Gold, published in 1991. We both love your books and would love to get this one, but I cannot find it anywhere, even online. Could you tell me where to order this book. Thank You and please keep writing, we especially loved your Savage Destiny series.

Linda Bailey (6 Jan. 2022)

NOTE FROM ROSANNE: CITY OF GOLD was my original title for IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAINS! The publisher changed the title before publication.

Song of the Wolf, 2019 ReissueHello Rosanne,

I am an avid reader, but have never emailed an author before. I had to email you regarding Song of the Wolf. One day last fall, my partner went to the free library and saw Song of the Wolf. He thought it looked like something I would like so he grabbed it for me. I read it voraciously. I had never been so moved by a book in my whole life. It elicited such a wide range of emotions for me from joy to sadness to excitement to anger to fear to horror to triumph and everything in between.

I love your versatility as a writer. Song of Wolf was intriguing, a profound story of love and freedom, but also cruelty and brutality. It was honest and inspiring. It became my most beloved book which I wanted to reread as soon as I finished it. I will reread it at least once a year. You are now one of my favorite authors and I have since purchased many of your books and I am currently reading the Mystic Dreamers series, which I also love, but Song of the Wolf is my heart. I have always loved learning of the Native American culture and with your books I can do this and enjoy an enthralling story at the same time! So this email is just to say thank you!! Thank you for all your wonderful books! Thank you for telling these incredible stories which teach me so much while being such a source of enjoyment!

Thank you especially for the epic tale of Medicine Wolf and Bear Paw!


Toni Sangillo (11 August 2021)

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


I just finished reading for the second time your Outlaw Hearts books. Oh my, you did such a stellar job with those novels!! The characters seem real, the happenings seem real, and the love and passion between Jake and Randy, and the love in that family seem so real too. I am SO LOOKING FORWARD to read Blaze of Glory!

Thank you for being such an awesome writer!!!!!!!


Nancy Freeman (22 Feb 2021)

Christmas In a Cowboy's ArmsJust finished reading the Christmas story you wrote. It really was an awesome story, the way you brought out things that had happened in your Outlaw series. I have all of them. Was so afraid you might let Jake die in Mexico. Are you going to write about Jake and Randy’s trip East.

Really enjoy your books.

Janelle Abell. (6 Feb 2021)

Hi there Rosanne,

I just want to tell you, I read your blog about where all your readers are from and it touched my heart. And the one about Christmas spirit, that one made me smile and cry. Lol..but I want to just reach out and let you know that you are cared about greatly. Your books are what I look forward to. I'm trying to own every thing you've written. I love the truth of the history and the romance doesn't hurt. Lol. But I especially like how real you are, as a person. You dont put on a show. Your just "you". I've been reading your books since I was 17. I'm now 32. I love history. I'm fascinated by it. But I just wanted to reach out and say thank you! And that ur blogs really touched my heart. Please keep up the beautiful work your doing.

Sincerely Milinda, one of the millions of fans you have (Dec. 2020)

Cover for JOURNEY TO HIGH LONESOMEI have read so many of your books and have enjoyed each and every one, with many more on my bookshelf yet to be read. I have never been disappointed!! I have sung your praises to Amazon with my review(s) - but I must mention two of my absolute favorites among my collection: your SAVAGE DESTINY series and your OUTLAW series with JAKE HARKNER as your main character - both touched every emotion. Your talent is truly God-given. This does bring me to my question: I have read your first two HIGH LONESOME books, enjoyed them immensely, and [am] looking forward to the third.

Thank you; enjoy your holidays albeit a bit different in 2020, and thank you again for allowing me to get lost in the books you write!

Loretta Wolfe (22 November 2020)

2018 reissue of MONTANA WOMANMy sister recommended Montana Woman to me and since reading that book, I have read all of your books that I can download on my iPad.

I have loved every book and love that there is so much history. My favorite is the Outlaw Hearts series. I am still in love with Jake Harkner. I can’t wait for your next book.

What a gifted writer you are. Thank you and keep writing.

Rosemary Knowlton (14 November 2020)

SWEET PRAIRIE PASSION, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionRIDE THE FREE WIND, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionRIVER OF LOVE, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionEMBRACE THE WILD LAND, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionCLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionMEET THE NEW DAWN, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionEAGLE'S SONG, 2015 Kindle and POD Edition

I read [the Savage Destiny] series in the early 1980's and loved it. So a couple weeks ago I found them online (Kindle ebooks) I purchased all 7books and read them again. I seem to remember Zeke dieing in the 7th book. I also didn't remember exactly how he died, I think that was because I was crying so hard that I was not reading very well, I loved this series I wish there was more. I could not stop reading these books. I have gotten nothing done in the past week and a half,

By the time I got through all the books I felt like they were part of my family. When Abby died in the end I cried even harder..

You are a wonderful author thank you for writing these books, I look forward to the rest of your books

Lynn Colvin (12 July 2020)

2015 reprint of OUTLAW HEARTSLogan's LadyHello Rosanne,

I love reading your books! Recently, I've been rereading all of them. When you commented you are writing book 5 in the Outlaw Hearts series titled Blaze Of Glory coming in 2021, I had mixed feelings. Of course I want to read more about Jake and Randy, but the impact of the title brought me a sense of dread. All I can think about is the meaning of "going out in a blaze of glory", and it is making me sad. Even so, I hope that you have found a way to continue the Harkner story with Lloyd and young Jake without a heartbreakingly abrupt ending to the love story of Jake and Randy. You make your characters so real that my emotions do not distinguish fact from fiction. Since I love these characters, it just follows that I will grieve for them.

I also wanted to tell you I would love a sequel to Logan's Lady. I just finished rereading about Logan Best and Lady Elizabeth. They are also quite endearing and worthy of sequels.

Soon, I plan to update my list of your books. I stopped downloading ebooks a few years ago when my Nook Book ran out of room. I bought another one but never activated it. I was told I had to deactivate my old one first, and I do not want to do that.

Thank you for all the wonderful books you have written. I hope you write many more!

Truly your fan,

Carol (27 June 2020)

Hi from Australia Rosanne,

I am working my way through your older books, and . . . have learned a lot about the old West, much better than a history book.

I agree with you regarding political correctness, it’s just gotten so out of hand, and you cannot change history, that would be a crime itself, almost like burning books because someone has decided they don’t like what they say.

. . . good on you for sticking to your guns (no pun intended there), and writing the true facts. Although we all look back and can be horrified at what has happened in the past, the fact is, it happened, and we cannot and above all, must not change history.

Kind regards

Desley (6 March 2020)

Paperback edition of INTO THE WILDERNESSInto the ValleyCover, Into the Prairie

Hello again,

Just wanted to let you know I just finished reading all about the Wilde family. As usual I enjoyed the story very much. The Native American novels are still my favorite. However your outlaw series with Jake Harkner was great. In my opinion all of your novels/series are great. I haven’t read one book of yours that isn’t great. The thing I wanted to say about The American West series though is in my opinion it needed one more book in the series. I feel we needed a story about the baby boy Sadie Wilde gave birth to(ie: Jacob Jonah Wilde;son of Windigo) After all he was a halfbreed and maybe we needed to know if him and his birth mother ever met ect ect.

Also I am reading now Riding The High Lonesome. Tell me is it going to be a series and if so when can we expect the next book.

Thank you for all the great reading. Hope to hear from you soon.

God Bless You,

Sincerely, Rosemary Warden (26 February 2020)

Hello Rosanne,

I inherited a fascination with the Wild West from my mother. We have a long history in our family origins which go into the 1700’s here in America, especially my French side who were trappers from Quebec and some in the family have native Algonquin blood in their DNA. I have read so many of your books and luckily they seem to take me over and across America and the history like a big spider web, I guess you could say.

Each story starts in a different place and I picture the map and the travels the characters take woven into your well documented history. I am fascinated with the detail you give because every book I read expands my sense of what American life was like in the 1800 especially with regards to Native Americans and the geography before the “wasicus” invasion! You are passionate and very funny at times too! You know a lot about the human condition.

So I am going to keep reading and reading all your stories, they are wonderful. I have never found an author I enjoyed so much not only the style of your writing, but the obvious amazement that you could write so many stories and have them each so unique and you are still writing more, YAY!

I am entertained and learning so much. I have to force myself to put the book down. Thank you!

Lisa Glaser (8 October 2019)

Logan's LadyCHASE THE SUN reissueI am such a huge fan of your books! I just finished reading LOGAN'S LADY for the second time. I loved it every bit as much if not more than the first time I read it. I would love a sequel.

I choose to buy your books in paperback form. So please keep them coming that way. I was in a car accident 1992 and have some permanent injuries to my hands, neck, shoulders and back. So weight of holding a hardback book causes me pain. Also have trouble reading ebooks for the same reasons. I really don't watch much TV just love to read. My favorite are what I call Historical Westerns.

I am not just a reader but a collector as well. I own all of the books you've written in the last 15 years and most of the ones since 1983. Some I bought used and as I'm sure you can guess are in poor condition.

I am so happy to see them being reprinted. I just bought a new copy of CHASE THE SUN. Now I can toss out the old copy that I spent hours trying to re-glue and taping the corners of the cover and spine back together. Then waiting for it to dry so I could re-read it (A second or even a third time).

In between waiting for the next new book I re-read the older books. As I said before I am a serious fan and your books are my absolute favorites. I sincerely hope your not considering retirement in the next 20 or so years. LOL

Best wishes and thanks for your wonderful books!

Linda Lucas (29 September 2019

2015 reprint of OUTLAW HEARTSDear Rosanne,

I must tell you that I just finished reading your book OUTLAW HEARTS. I read a lot of western romance novels by many different authors, but your book brought me to tears more times than I can count!

I could literally FEEL the fierce love and determination that Miranda Hayes possessed for her outlaw Jake. Her faith in God unwavering. I felt his pain as he doubted his ability to love, to be the good, kind man that God meant him to be.

Thank you for writing such a good novel and transporting me back in time.

Best wishes for you and your family.

Peggy Seck (11 September 2019

SAVAGE HORIZONS e-reader version cover FRONTIER FIRES cover for e-reader versionDESTINY'S DAWN cover for e-reader versions

Hi Rosanne,

I just wanted to let you know that I just finished the Blue Hawk series. I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved it. I get so immersed in the story that I feel like I am there. I am excited and happy when they are, I’m sad or mad when they are and I cry when they do. I can imagine you like knowing your stories do that to your fans, because for one thing it means you are doing exactly what you are suppose to be doing as an author.

As I said before you are at the very top of my favorite authors. You make the story so real in every way and even the love scenes are very hot and steamy but yet very classy with no vulgar aspects, but also the scenes where the woman/women are taken by scum are so real just the way one would expect. I’m getting ready to read the Mystic series next and I’m sure I will enjoy it just as much.

Do you have a complete list of the books you have written? I have many many of your books but I’d like to see if there is any I don’t have. You see there is only one thing wrong with your books which for me is I want them to go on forever and ever, but to my dismay I guess the story has to end sometime. Your faithful fan,

Rosemary Warden, 26 August 2019

NOTE FROM ROSANNE: I think you will find nearly all my books similar as far as real history and great love stories. Please check out Book List page for a list of all my books -- and direct ordering links for most of them!


[Your] books always take me to another time.....another place....would love to stay! I get totally lost in your books.

Rosanne, have read and in my library have 60 of your books,and read each one more than once. Can't wait for each one!

Arlene, via Facebook (9 August 2019)

Heart's Surrender, reissued in Feb. 2016Hi Rosanne,

I see on your website that Prairie Embrace is out of print. I’m currently on my 3rd copy I ordered from Amazon as I read it at least once a year. This book impressed me so much that I cry everytime I read it. It is the absolute best Native American romance book I have ever read; it’s a keeper!! Heart’s Surrender is a close second and I’m grateful it’s on e-book. Do you know when Prairie Embrace might be available in e-book format?

Thank you so much!

Kathy Jones (4 July 2019)

Thunder on the Plains mass market paperback reissue, Oct. 2015Hello Rosanne

Just wanted to express how much I loved this Novel...Thunder on the Plains! This is the first book of yours I've read! Usually it takes me a bit to get into book...but not this one! Now will be looking for are a very gifted writer.



Donna Zimmerman (24 April 2019)

Logan's LadyI wrote to you recently about Logan's Lady. I just want you to know that my husband has just finished reading it also and he absolutely loved it. We both hope you are writing a sequel to this wonderful book. Thank you for the many hours of pleasurable reading.

Barbara Klinman, 15 April 2019

EAGLE'S SONG, 2015 Kindle and POD Edition Dear M's. Bittner,

As I have stated I have read many of your books and actually found you when I googled western love story books and OUTLAW HEARTS came up. Needless to say after reading HEARTS I had to read the full series. Jake Harkner stole my heart. SONG OF THE WOLF and THUNDER ON THE PLAINS were incredible.

I had written to you and told you how the last book in the Savage Destiny series brought me to tears, the first book to ever effect me in such an emotional way. The scene with Jeremy shooting his brother really touched my heart. You were so kind to write back to me.

Thank you for such wonderful stories, I'm so blessed to be able to read your books and you're my favorite author.


Victoria (20 March 2019

In the Shadow of the Mountains, reissued in Jan. 2016 Dear Rosanne,

WOW--I just discovered you this past year and can't get enough of your books!!!!! The Outlaw Series was INCREDIBLE!!!! Jake was a "larger than life" type of man that I was so impressed with!!!!!!!!

I just finished "In the Shadow of the Mountain" and words can't say how much I love this story! I couldn't put this book down and now my eyes are like hot, burning coals--hahaha. I was crying my eyes out towards the end. This book had a profound affect on me and I will never forget this wonderful story.

I have been reading heavily for many, many years and I must say it is now my favorite book of all time. I am truly amazed at your "God-given" talent. Your romantic love scenes are amazing and the storyline of these strong characters makes me want to just keep on reading.

Thank you for sharing your writing talents!!!


Jeri, 12 March 2019

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GM, Mrs. Bittner,

I am writing you from the beautiful US Virgin Islands - St. Thomas to say to you Thank you for your talent on writing. I am a avid reader of American Historical books especially the Native American Indians which fascinates me.

I just finished reading your Savage Destiny Book 2-7 and 1 and I can’t say enough thank you, thank you, thank you. That series had me laughing, and crying, excellent, Life.

Ms. Turbe, 9 February 2019

2018 reissue of SONG OF THE WOLFThis story [EMBERS OF THE HEART] had me at hello. I have to admit Anna is an extremely strong, independent, and loving woman. Be prepared to have kleenex for the end of the book. The accuracy of the victims of war was well researched. While this story is within the civil war era, please think of our vets who come have home with their problems. Rosanne Bittner did an excellent job in telling this in this book. Definately a must read."

Dawn Baffa, 18 January 2019 (via Facebok)

2018 reissue of SONG OF THE WOLF I love the new cover [for SONG OF THE WOLF]! The book one of my favorites! I was staying with my parents in 2003 following a major surgery, and my dad picked up this book after I finished it. He fell in love with it too, and asked if I had any more books by Rosanne, so I gave him OUTLAW HEARTS. I wish he was still with us to read the sequels. He would have loved them too.

Caprice, 24 October 2018 (via Facebook)

As I read Roseanne's books I feel part of her in these stories, by her description of the characters, the depth she goes to describe each one. It is her living through the heroine of the story and it makes the story that much more believable. As I read these books and the stories come alive to me. I feel like I am right there. To me many writers never achieve this level of writing when you can make someone get so involved in the storyline you actually think you are there. Roseanne Bittners is one of a few that can make me feel that way. I can't wait for her next book.

Betts, 27 September 2018 (via Facebook)


Ms. Bittner,

I discovered Jake and Miranda by reading the Last Outlaw 1st. Since then I have been able to purchase the other three books through our used book store or Amazon. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Outlaw Hearts series and hated that I read Last Outlaw 1st. There was times I felt the terror, agony and frustration that Jake and Miranda went through to be together. It was not only a book about love and endurance but about how important FAMILY really is to all of us. Regardless of your circumstances anyone can rise above them.

Thanks for a great heart warming series.

Bill, 23 September 2018

A WARRIOR'S PROMISE I’m reading [A WARRIOR'S PROMISE] now and the first thought I had while reading it (along with other books she has written) is that Roseanne Bittner should teach history because she has more knowledge about Native Americans than any history teacher I’ve ever had or my kids have ever had! I don’t even remember being taught about the atrocities they had to deal with! We studied and learned about Hitler, the Civil War and other wars but nothing about what Americans did to the Native Americans! Very upsetting and heartbreaking!

--Theresa, via Facebook, 18 March 2018


Ms. Bittner,

I have never contacted an author, but I must say I loved the Outlaw Heart series. Jake is the kinda of man that women dream of and that men wish they could be. The Harkner clan is great! I really don't want this series to end. Please keep writing about Jake and his family, please! I have read most of your books but in my opinion these Four were the best. My other favorite is Wildest Dreams.

Your books have helped me through a hard time. I lost my mother this past Oct and my youngest brother in December. Reading has always taken me on great adventures, but your books helped me cry and laugh, finally healing. Thank You so much!

I'm waiting for more Jake and of course LLoyd, little Jake and Randy.

(And can you hurry)?

Seriously though, can ya?

Ruth (26 February 2018)

The Last OutlawHello Mrs. Bittner,

I am sure you hear this often but I truly want you to know that you are an amazing author. Several years ago I came upon Outlaw Hearts. I honestly had no idea it was a series until approximately a year ago. I began collecting your novels. I currently have about 30 of them and intend to find the rest. With that being said, the Harkner family has been by far my absolute favorite of your stories. I have laughed and cried with every story. I just completed The Last Outlawand am about to start A Chick-A-Dee Christmas. I just want you to know that I am a huge fan of your work and I look forward to reading much more. Thank you!

Rebeccah (8 January 2018)

The Last OutlawDear Rosanne.

I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed [the Outlaw Hearts] series. I am 60 years old and have read so many books in my life but this series is the best ever. Please continue on with the time period of historical western romance. I could reread these many time as the character of Jake Harkner is so great.

I am sorry that I cannot get into the contemporary romances but I have hope you will continue the historical western romance. I have now ordered Wildest Dreams, Thunder on the Plains, Paradise Valley and Desperate Hearts in the hope they will be similar. Please let me know what is closest to the Outlaw Series. And don't let up on the steamy romance you put into the books. Thanks so much.

Sherry, 23 November 2017

NOTE FROM ROSANNE: I think you will find nearly all my books similar as far as real history and great love stories. If you like series, I have several that I think you will love! Please check out Book List page for a list of all my books -- and direct ordering links for most of them!

The Last OutlawChristmas In a Cowboy's ArmsDear Rosanne.

I have been a fan of your books ever since I read the first book. I can't remember which one I read first. But I can tell you my favorites. Jake & Randy Harkner. I just LOVE Jake! I think I saw once where you had fallen in love with Jake. Well I have fallen in love with Jake too.

I love the guy on the front of the book. But I totally love Jake. He is my kind of man. I cannot help it. This man could make any woman's heart ache. He is everything a woman would want in a guy! Please tell me if Jake dies in this 4th book. I know I will cry if he does. I love Randy too. Just not as much as Jake.


THANK-YOU FOR MANY HOURS OF FUN reading. Please tell me if Jake dies in this fourth book. I am afraid to read it not knowing.

Sherry, 16 November 2017

NOTE FROM ROSANNE: Sherry, trust me, you will LOVE THE LAST OUTLAW! And please don't forget my "Jake" Christmas story, A CHICK-A-DEE CHRISTMAS, in the CHRISTMAS IN A COWBOY'S ARMS anthology! It takes place after THE LAST OUTLAW, and, through an "unexpected character", Jake is filled with the spirit of forgiveness and joy, the celebration of the birth of Christ, and the beauty of Christmas giving.

The Last OutlawThe Outlaw Series -- I have read all the great books of this series. I hope you will continue the series. Jake and Randy are the backbone of this country. I have already preordered the Christmas book that is coming out in October.

I lost my husband 5 years ago, and "Tennessee Bride" just seemed to fall into my hands. Since then I have on my EBooks 26 of your books. I loved the ones about the mountain men, and what really got me going was when I read "Sweet Prairie Passion", needless to say I could not stop until finished "Eagles Song", of course I used Kleenexs like they were going out of style.

My grandchildren are all grown, and tease me about not watching the soap operas, and started reading them. Bottom line is, I love your books. Please keep writing. I don't know if you will ever see this, but I just want to thank you for making my days a lot happier, just me and your books.

A Big Fan

Janelle, 12 September 2017

The Last OutlawDear Rosanne!

Outlaw Hearts was [my] first Rosanne Bittner book ... and I got hooked!! I have read, loved and enjoyed all of the Outlaw Series books but The Last Outlawis the best yet!!

Such a touching and loving family. The whole book was amazing but the last few chapters really pulled at my heart strings!! There were times that I laughed and times that I cried! It won't be long before I read it again!! Folks it's that good!! You want to see how it ends but you really don't want it to end!! I know this sounds rambling and probably weird but the main thing is that I REALLY ENJOYED IT! and can't wait for more from you!!

Ruth K, 10 September 2017

Thank you, Rosanne, for so many hours of pleasure and learning! Your wonderful books "Time traveled" me back to those days and taught me much about the different tribes, their lifestyles and demise. I learned to appreciate and love "the People" through learning their history through your own studies and stories. Thank you so much for so many hours of being transported to another time and place in history and experiencing the pristine beauty of the land as it was then and its people!

Barbara Christian, 29 July 2017

Montana Woman, 2018 reissue It is very seldom that I wish a book would be made into a movie, but MONTANA WOMAN would make a fantastic movie. Just the story of a woman wanting to prove first to herself then to others that she is capable of not only surviving in a hostile wilderness but also succeeding. What a story of courage, fortitude, and the ability to look to the future and fight for what she wants.

This is the story of Jo Masters. Yes, it is also a love story between two broken people who finally find love again (no spoilers so no details) but the main story is Jo's travel to the wilds of Montana and her ability to cope with everything that is thrown at her, especially her old nemesis. If you don't read this book, you will have missed on of the best books of this lifetime.

And to Rosanne Bittner, thank you for your imagination and your writing which took me to another time and another place and made my heart cry and smile for a while. I will be reading more of your books.

Again, thank you Roseanne Bittner.

Cricket McDonnell, 21 May 2017

Lawless LoveThis weekend I fully reread LAWLESS LOVE, and let me say, the 3 years that past between my first read and now, while I remembered some things, I was thrilled to find it almost a new adventure for me. Mandy and Moss buried themselves deep in my heart and I adored watchin' the old outlaw find and fall in love with and protect his innocent girl. Swoon!!

Thanks for having your older books available now on Kindle for me to be able to re-experience (although I do treasure my paperbacks, too!).

Michelle R, 22 November 2016

UnforgettableDear Rosanne,

UNFORGETTABLE was captivating, spontaneous, & nail-biting. This is the second time I have read this book and I believe I loved it even better this time through. Ally and Ethan kept me on pins and needles, at times I was trying to scream some sense into both of their stubborn minds. I love how Rosanne Bittner's heroines are strong willed ladies who can stand up for themselves against adversary after adversary. Her heroes are strong minded men who know how to treat a lady, even though she drives him crazy. This is a fantastic book. This book is very special to me because I have visited all the places that this book is set in, and I know the area very well, so this is a close one to my heart. Never a disappointing moment with a Bittner book.

Tonya (1 November 2016)

In the Shadow of the Mountains, reissued in Jan. 2016Hello my friend.....

Wanted to let you know ... I just finished IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAINS. This book made me feel like I was there, In Denver, watching the rise of a city,,, and the heart break and tragedies of the Kirkland family. One word: WOW! Thank you for putting these stories to print and leaving them in our Hearts. YOU ROCK , DEAR LADY!

Tonya C. (7 July 2016)

SWEET PRAIRIE PASSION, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionHello, Rosanne--

My name is Dawn and I teach First Grade. I have been a voracious reader since I was a kid and I came across your books recently. I loved Jake and Miranda and have pre-ordered the third book.

I am currently halfway done with book 5 of the Savage Destiny series and I have got to say these are the best books I have ever read. ... I am of African-American descent, but there is so much of a mix in me that I didn't know where to fit in at times, so Zeke's struggle with two worlds was something I could identify with.

I know this is a work of fiction with historical knowledge tied in as well, but I would like to thank you for educating me about the wrongs that were done to the Native people. We barely touch upon it in schools just like in the past African-American history was looked over. I just wish there was more empathy to bringing their culture out more. The Native people are virtually ignored and it is a shame. In order to educate myself more I have decided to attend a Powwow that will be held at Stone Mountain in November. ... I want to expose myself to the Native culture more. We do a lot at the schools for the Hispanic population and of course African American, but I would love to incorporate Native American culture in my teaching as well.

Your books have made me cry, my heart pound and have bought out more emotions to me than I can explain. ... The one thing your books show is that love and happiness don't come without a price. Your books are realistic and not "fairy tailish" ; you have to truly be willing to compromise, fight, and cry to have love. ... I also especially can appreciate that Jake and Miranda and even Zeke and Abigail had healthy attitudes about middle aged sex and weren't afraid to let their kids know that they just didn't "sleep" side by side and not touch. I'm really happy that you have found a new audience for your books and definitely count me as one.

The funny thing was I had been planning to catch up with the Outlander Series. I was on Book 6. I got so involved in Savage Destiny I don't think I will get to it this summer. I was also half watching Outlander last night because kept reading Book 5 of Savage Destiny; lol! Look out Diana Gabaldon, I think you are giving her a run for her money.

Dawn (5 June 2016)

In the Shadow of the Mountains, reissued in Jan. 2016 In The Shadow Of The Mountains, is eloquently written, very compelling. Bea and David Kirkland's rise from poverty to wealth and becoming a huge part of developing the Queen City of the West, Denver, CO., all from secretly loving and raising a little Cheyenne Indian girl, Morning Dove, also known as Irene, who never knew her true identity or that she was also a twin. This book will Leave you enthralled. This is a book of secrets, deception, revenge, and family. It's a must read that will forever hold your heart.

Tonya (26 April 2016)


My review for Arizona Ecstasy:

There is nothing fiercer than that of an Indian warrior's heart, both in love and in war. And Lisa Powers has seen through the heart of the fearsome but handsome warrior Chaco, and found a love that knows no bounds. Arizona Ecstasy will take you to the final years and battles of the Apache Indians, and Chaco's own battle to find himself and where he truly belongs. A story of love, friendship, family, and brotherhood, that will truly touch your heart. Another Rosanne Bittner classic. 5 stars for this one.

Jo (30 December 2015)

Wildest Dreams mass market paperback reissue, January 2016Good morning Rosanne,

I just finished the book WILDEST DREAMS. Wow what a great book. Although Randy and Jake's story are still by far my favorite of any books I've ever read, This came in a close second. I am always amazed at your books and the amount of effort I know you put into each and everyone of them. Your books have a lot of heart and character.

Thank you again for another great read.

Barb (18 September 2015)

DO NOT FORSAKE ME, the sequel to OUTLAW HEARTSRosanne,

As I finished the last sentence of this phenomenal book, tears spring from my eyes. Very few authors have a way of bringing such characters into your life and holding on to your heart after the story has ended. We are very lucky to be living during a time when the true Queen Of Historical Romance, Rosanne Bittner, keeps delivering epic novels that are forever engraved in our hearts.

DO NOT FORSAKE ME is such an emotional roller coaster. Jake and Randy have totally engulfed me. Truly the heartwarming epic and long awaited sequel to the beloved Outlaw Hearts we all have waited 20 years to read. Phenomenal!!!!

Tonya (20 July 2015)

Hi Rosanne,

I have just finished reading Thunder on the Plains and simply had to write and tell you how spectacular it was. I was completely absorbed. The story sucked me in and wouldn't let me go. It was not the typical historical romance you read, all melodramatic sex scenes and no substance. This story felt like it could be real. I half expected to read your author's notes and find out it was based on a true story or real people.

.... To me this story rivals any Nicolas Sparks novel of love conquering all. I can tell you the suspense drove me insane, of wondering when Colt and Sunny would run into each other again, would they be brave enough to seize their love this time, and then the frustration of watching them part ways again and go about their lives trying to forget each other. I was desperate to know how it would end and I began to doubt they would ever actually end up together. I would think about Colt and Sunny all day at work, my heart broke for Colt so many times over, and I would stay up late reading and make myself bleary eyed and tired for work the next day. I would LOVE to see this book get screen rights and the characters to be brought to life [in a movie].

... Your novels inspire me to be a real writer and not some mills and boon flash in the pan. I love how much substance they have compared to other romance novels. As I said before, it's as if the stories are of real people.

Anyway, the purpose of my email was simply that people don't hear often enough the praise they should and I so wanted to tell you how much I loved your book. I hated it while loving it. Hating it for keeping me in such suspense but loving it for all that it was. :)

Kindest regards,

Rhiannon (26 March 2015)

Cover, FOLLOW YOUR HEARTFollow Your Heart is one of the best inspirational Christian books I've ever read. Rosanne Bittner is the best historical writer, ever. This book is so touching and moving that I made need to read it again. Forgiveness and Love are both priceless gifts from God. She hit this one out of the park.

Tonya (3 January 2015)

Thunder on the Plains mass market paperback reissue, Oct. 2015Hi Rosanne--

I'm the retired teacher from upstate NY who discovered Thunder on the Plains last winter in Florida. I now own 35 of your wonderful books and I brought Sioux Splendor with me on a trip out west this month. What a thrill to read about Little Bighorn in your book and then go there the next day!! I even saw Red Wolf listed as an army scout!! I envision seeing the Indians and buffalo all over these beautiful hills and mountains. How sad and disgusting we stole it from them!! I enjoy reading your books and learning what it was really like. Thank you very much!

Susan (25 July 2014)


I love your Native American romance novels like I love chocolate !! And they are as addicting as a bag of potato chips.

Kathy, via Facebook (14 April 2014)

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I thought I had read the greatest saga ever after reading the Savage Destiny Series. I stand corrected. The Blue Hawk Series, Calab and Sarah's story was equally impressive, you have outdone yourself again. I still say I've learned more about our great American history through your books, than I ever learned in school or in college. You are the Cream Of The Crop when it comes to a great story. Thank you for your talent and for sharing with us fans.

Your friend & fan forever:

Tonya (21 March 2014)

SWEET PRAIRIE PASSION, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionRIDE THE FREE WIND, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionRIVER OF LOVE, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionEMBRACE THE WILD LAND, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionCLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionMEET THE NEW DAWN, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionEAGLE'S SONG, 2015 Kindle and POD Edition

Hello Rosanne!!

...Not many books can actually take a hold of my emotions, and let me tell you, [the Savage Destiny] series was a complete surprise to me! In a good way of course!

I want to start off by saying that I absolutely loved this series. . . . I had been looking for Native American romance themed books for a while, weeks even. Many of them were very much alike and really didn't quite capture my attention. . . . I was itching for something somewhat different. Something that would really make me feel like, "Yep, this could have happened."

I searched and searched until it led me to a "good read shelf". For some reason I kept seeing "Sweet Prairie Passion" each place I happened to look. . . . I decided to read [it] and I was hooked from the start. You are an amazing and very talented author. It was like watching a film. The scenes were so vivid. You really know how to paint a picture for your readers, and not to mention that Cheyenne Zeke.

Let me tell you, your series had me busy for a while. I laughed, cried, goodness. I was so sucked into Zeke and Abbie's story. Never have I read a series that really carried me through their lives. I truly felt like a fly on the wall! Their marriage, having babies, going through hard times, it was beautiful.

Usually when I read romances they are "too good to be true". I don't want to down on them all because because I love Romance stories and the mushy goodness that follows. I just loved how realistic is was for me. You really did your homework! I wondered if at any time it would get dark for their relationship. . . . My first thought was "No way anything bad would happen to this 'perfect' couple," boy did you put me in my place. My jaw dropped quite a few times! I am glad that you did a 180 a couple times throughout the story. It really was something and I wasn't used to. It brought about many different emotions (a lot of Kleenex!), but that makes a good author. My goodness, Zeke and Abbie are one strong couple. They weren't perfect, and I loved how you didn't make him the perfect man. They were only human. That was one thing I really loved.

I am so happy that I got to experience this series. I will forever treasure their love story. I have to be honest I was very upset when Zeke ended up dying. I can't imagine how it was for you as the creator of these characters. I often hear that characters are very close to an author's heart. I give you major kudos for being able to step up to the plate and bite through the tough times.

The one thing that truly bothered me was Abbie didn't get her Zeke back after he had passed on. She didn't get to lay his body to rest. Instead, Wolfs Blood took him to where he wanted to be laid to rest. After thinking about it and crying for Abbie I finally got the courage to continue reading my way through the sixth book. I thought about this particular moment and I remembered the moment when he was playing his mandolin for her and asking her to remember him this way. He wanted her to remember him alive and full of life. Not dead and just an "empty shell" as you put it in the book. My goodness, this story really was an emotional roller coaster. I am so happy with the end of the seventh book. They are finally together and that was enough for me as a reader.

Thank you, thank you! These were truly the best books I have EVER read. I just had to let you know.

Mallory, 12 February 2014


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