Janet Chester Bly is the widow of award-winning western author Stephen Bly. She has authored and co-authored with Stephen 32 contemporary and historical fiction and inspirational and family-themed nonfiction books. He also published 100 books of his own.
She and her three sons—Russell, Michael and Aaron--completed her late husband’s last novel, Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot. The story of that family project can be find on her website blog under the series topic “Finishing Dad’s Novel”: http://www.BlyBooks.com/blog/.
The Summer of 1991, cowgirl Reba Cahill searches for love and family and keeping the ranch going at Road's End, Idaho. But first she must take a road trip with an old man who seeks justice for two cold case murders. And then she finds her estranged, runaway mother ... in a mental institute. Will the truth she learns be too hard to bear? And make a chance at romance impossible?
Are you there, Lord? Are you listening? Close encounters in life’s waiting room. Enduring the long loneliness. Yet pampered by His grace.
In deep sorrow, God’s father heart presses ours. No easy answers here. No Band-Aids for gaping wounds. Yet hope and generous grace vibrates through these true life stories.
Reba’s scary stalker is locked up in jail. She finally snatches a rancher fiancé. Her runaway mother returns home. Reba has everything she ever wanted. But Grandma Pearl has disappeared! Is Reba about to lose it all? Three generations of women travel separate journeys of the heart while mystery lurks under an old Scottish elm.
Crystal Blake has a lot on her mind. The mystery of opening an old safe to solve. A huge rodeo competition coming up. And mixed feelings over new friend, Shawn Sorensen, to figure out. And then there's the conflict with Teresa Patterson. Will she be able to overcome her anger and jealousy? And why is she being threatened by men who claim to represent the Snake River Lumber Company?
Ready or not, it was Crystal’s turn to perform for the high school rodeo team tryouts. Caleb, her big, gray Appaloosa, dug in and made an incredible turn around the first barrel, almost flipping Crystal. If she kept this up, she’d have a great score. But then, her ankle crashed against the second barrel and it rolled across the arena. Pain shot through her body. She'd never make the team now.
A burlap bag buried in the middle of a field? Crystal Blake carefully cuts into it, not sure what she'll find inside. It's not squishy at all. And what spills out is heavy, metal, very old, and very broken. She and her dad try to solve the mystery as she wonders what is happening with handsome Shawn Sorensen.
Fourteen-year-old Crystal and her friend Megan accompany Crystal’s author father to Idaho for a research trip his next project. Then, very strange things happen. They're determined to solve the mystery as they find themselves investigating a series of unusual and scary events in the small, country town of Kamiah. Who are masquerading as the community’s leading citizens? And why?
What secret lies down Squash Blossom Road? Cowgirl Reba Cahill’s schedule is full. Save the family ranch. Free her mom from a mental institute. Take another road trip. Solve a murder and a kidnapping. Plus, evade a stalker. Can she also squeeze in romance? Reba digs deep to find courage for a relationship with her estranged mom, escape a crazed man's obsession, and hope for love.
Some say he jumped. His wife claims he was pushed. A neighbor lady tearfully shares with writing team Tony and Price Shadowbrook the mysterious circumstances surrounding her husband's death from a fall off a mountain trail. Instead of a peaceful summer, the Shadowbrooks once again get swept into adventure, mystery, and danger, this time near Glacier National Park in Columbia Falls, Montana.
Writing team Tony and Price Shadowbrook do research on Fox Island, Washington and discover a 50-year-old secret! What should they do? Say nothing and allow the lie to live on? Or speak up and risk destroying the lives of many innocent people? Fox Island is the first in a series of cozy mysteries set in little known locations in the western U.S. that expose intrigue, surprise, and adventure.