Hearts of Owyhee

Romance and Mayhem in the Old West

Much Ado About Madams - Hearts of Owyhee #1 Much Ado About Marshals - Hearts of Owyhee #2 Much Ado About Miners - Hearts of Owyhee #3 Much Ado About Mavericks - Hearts of Owyhee #4 Much Ado About Mustangs - Hearts of Owyhee #5

What's lovin' without a little laughter? Ranchers, gunmen, miners... yep, they do their best to tame the women of Owyhee County. Or is it the other way around? At any rate, they all find true love in those they least expect. Throw in a few cats, goats, and dogs, and a fun time is had by all. And yes, Owyhee County really exists.

The Hearts of Owyhee series takes place in the mid-1880s and is set in southwest Idaho. It's arid, and mostly high mountain desert.

Owyhee, pronounced Oh-WYE-hee, is the original anglicized spelling of Hawaii. Why is a county in the southwestern corner of Idaho named after islands in the Pacific? Because three fur trappers from Hawaii were lost there around 1819, so the area (including southeast Oregon) was named after them.

Gold and silver was discovered in the early 1860s, and the boom began. Because of the remoteness of the area, miners had to make do with supplies that could be hauled in, but that didn't dampen their spirits any. Take a wild ride with the Hearts of Owyhee series. The characters and situations are fiction, but the area is very real--and where the Old West still lives today.

Also set in Owyhee County, and the stories tie to the Much Ado series:

Mercy: Bride of Idaho - American Mail-Order Brides #43 Idaho Fairytale Bride - Rocky Mountain Romances #2

Where the old west really happened

Pickle Barrel Gazette

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