Jeanne Harrell


Jeanne Harrell lives and writes romantic stories occurring in the Wild West. Her sweet and sexy Western books include the Rancher series, The Westerners Series, Avila Beach Winery Series and These Nevada Boys. Cowboys and John Ford movies captured her interest long ago and held it. Harrell lives in Nevada with her husband and captures many beautiful Western scenes with photos sometimes used on her covers.
What she loves best is to tangle two strong characters, embroil them in conflict and let them hash it out.
Jeanne also writes mysteries and historical fiction as SJ Slagle and children's books as Sinda Cheri Floyd.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your last book?
What is it about Westerns? Many of my books are about Western characters and Cowboys. There's definitely something interesting and sometimes spicy about a man in boots, tight jeans and a huge cowboy hat. I suppose living in Nevada helps to fuel my possible obsession, but I do write about other interests as well.
My latest series is called These Nevada Boys. It's no secret that my home is in Nevada and the Wild West beckons to me on many levels. The more I explore the West, the more impressed I am with the people in it now and the people who came before. Westerners are a breed apart.
To introduce my new band of players, the Walkers, my first book is "Courting Polly's Daddy". I thought it would be fun to show how children directly affect the big and not-so-big decisions that we make in our lives. Polly wanted a mommy and knew precisely how to go about it! Her daddy was along for the ride when Polly made up her mind.
"Never Let Me Go" is the second book of the series and the story of the third son in the big Walker family. Sometimes we make big mistakes with the ones we love and this book explores how Reece tries to make his biggest mistake right again. It's certainly not easy and there's no guarantees but the end may just make it all worthwhile.
Fourth son Beau's story deals with unrequited love. In "Shoulda Been a Rancher", Beau has loved Sienna from afar for years but she just couldn't see him. Since I like Beau so much, I gave him a few chances to make something happen. The jury is still out whether love is in the cards for him.
The next book, "Since I Fell for You", is about Zane, fifth son and farrier. Do good friends always become lovers? Nope, but they have an opportunity or two that mere strangers don't. Whether the chemistry is there or not, is another whole ballgame.
Last but certainly not least is firecracker Kit Walker, the only daughter in the mighty Walker family. It's her way or the highway, so beware any potential suitors from getting caught in her wake. "That Nevada Girl" winds up the series with a bang!
I hope you enjoy the Walkers in rural Nevada as much as I have. There's twists and turns, good luck and bad, and missed opportunities with all the Walkers. But Nevada boys are all painted with the same Western brush. Let's see where it takes them.
I hope you like the new series! Happy Reading!
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These Nevada Boys
Stories about a Nevada ranching family set in the rural area south of Carson City. Book plots will be about the lives of five brothers and one sister: ranchers, a veterinarian, farrier and horse breeder. Lovely descriptions of the Western state of Nevada will join interesting romantic plots and well-drawn characters throughout the series.
The Westerners
Cowboys and the women who love them will be featured in the many stories of life in Western parts of the U.S.
Avila Beach Winery
A winemaking family in Avila Beach, California has various difficulties producing wine. Stories will include winemaking information as well as diverse locations such as Lake Tahoe and New York City.
The lives and loves of a ranching family in Naples, Nevada. Lovely descriptions of Nevada will join interesting stories about Lily and Sandy Johnson and their six children.
Rancher's Girl
Price: $2.99 USD.
Price: $2.99 USD.
Always and Forever
Price: $2.99 USD.
Being Emma
Price: $2.99 USD.


Dark Horse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,420. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(5.00 from 1 review)
Horse trainer Sam Johnson's horrendous training accident sends him into full retreat to wine country to lick wounds and rethink his life choices. He meets Ellie Lombardi, a local vintner, whose winery is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. His offer of assistance could cost him what he values most: his career.
Touch of Magic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,320. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Remember your first kiss? Your first deep, passionate love? Here are three sweet stories inspired by nursery rhymes of those wonderful moments as we fondly remember them. In "Rain, Rain Go Away," a shy meteorologist yearns for the love of a copy editor. "Tinker, Taylor" - a cowboy gets swept off his feet in Malibu by a pretty teacher. "Gingerbread Man" - a financier reunites with a lost love.
That Nevada Girl
Series: These Nevada Boys. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,900. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kit Walker, only daughter of the Walkers of Jake's Valley, is a spitfire. She has a horse breeding business and is happy with her life as is. But going on vacation to Taos, New Mexico, Kit meets Rich Reed who gets her involved with wild horse advocacy. When ex-beau Trace Sadler shows up, her relaxing vacation turns upside down and the eventful trip home is one for the storybooks.
Since I Fell for You
Series: These Nevada Boys. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,340. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Good friends sometimes become lovers. Farrier Zane Walker has been friends for years with fellow farrier Sarah Jane Breen. Friends seems to be it for this pair until Sarah wants something more. When she becomes engaged to another man, Zane's comfortable life is upended. Redefining himself is a real possibility and being a stubborn Nevada boy, he's in for the ride of his life.
The Westerners Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 184,620. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Inspirational
This is a four book series of romantic stories in the West by bestselling author Jeanne Harrell. RIDING THE RIVER, STREAM RAN DRY, LONESOME CREEK and COOL WATER.
Shoulda Been A Rancher (Book 3, These Nevada Boys series)
Series: These Nevada Boys. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,300. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Veterinarian Beau Walker couldn't do anything right with the girl of his dreams, Sienna Mueller, another small town veterinarian. Set in rural Nevada, he's a klutz who keeps screwing up. But that could change when he and Sienna work the Camel Races in Virginia City one weekend. With his trusty dog, Rex, they work with zebras, ostriches, camels and chickens. Will the togetherness work for him too?
Courting Polly's Daddy (These Nevada Boys series, Book 1)
Series: These Nevada Boys. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,230. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Rancher Pax Walker's daughter Polly has waited long enough for him to find her a mother. If he can't do it, she will! And the first place she looks is at her lovely teacher, Katherine Reed. Pax and Katy first noticed each other in high school but went separate ways. Now with Polly's determination and some unforeseen heartaches, they take another look at love. Will past mistakes block the future?
Never Let Me Go (These Nevada Boys series, Book 2)
Series: These Nevada Boys. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,030. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Reece Walker promised to never let Hallie Simpson go, but he did just that! A year later, sparks fly again when they find themselves both on a cattle drive from south of Carson City, Nevada into Reno--when they're both working for the Reno Rodeo. That trust bridge needs to be rebuilt and new heartaches threaten almost immediately. Is love really sweeter the second time around or is that a myth?
Cool Water (The Westerners, Book 4)
Series: The Westerners. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,960. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Inspirational
Natalie Coleman has her perfect job as a trail guide in Yosemite. Taking out a group one day, a bear attacks and she must save her group as well as a lone rider who comes out of the woods unaware. Wes Evans was out to study owls but is bucked off, knocked unconscious and develops amnesia. Natalie cares for him for a few days and those days turn magical. When the amnesia fades, so could their love.
Winemaker's Son
Series: Avila Beach Winery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,080. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Scientist Ben Granger is working a research project that takes him unwillingly to Lake Tahoe where his deep-seated fear of water kicks in. He meets schoolteacher, Robin Walker, who's isn't remotely interested in romance at this time, but haltingly and together they meet both their biggest fears head on. When danger threatens her small son, they land in another kind of treacherous water.
Lonesome Creek (The Westerners, Book 3)
Series: The Westerners. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,370. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
(3.00 from 1 review)
Carrie inherits her uncle's ranch in rural California, but she's a city girl who decides country life is not for her. She puts the ranch up for sale but when her city life falls apart, a life at Lonesome Creek sounds better than it did before. Sparks fly with childhood friend and local rancher, Russ Roberts, but her insecurities and a town crisis push them both to the edge.
Stream Ran Dry (The Westerners, Book Two)
Series: The Westerners. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
When reporter Rebecca Sawyer heads to rural Nevada to cover a big story, she meets shy Wyatt Washburn, local rancher. She's confident and headstrong, where he's a reluctant, grief-stricken widower. Danger drags them together but it's touch and go from the start. With a little luck and a lot of romance, maybe they can find a way to be together. Is that what they both really want?
Rancher Series, Complete Books 5-7
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 147,400. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The Rancher Series is the story of the Johnson family in Naples, Nevada written by bestselling western romance author Jeanne Harrell. DARKEST HOUR, JUST BEFORE DAWN and RANCHER'S CHRISTMAS.
Rancher Series, Complete Books 1-4
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 188,160. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The Rancher Series is the story of the Johnson family of Naples, Nevada written by bestselling western romance author Jeanne Harrell. RANCHER'S GIRL, WHISPERER, ALWAYS AND FOREVER, and BEING EMMA.
Rancher's Christmas
Series: Rancher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,430. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Coming of age
Christmas on the Johnson ranch in Nevada promises to be memorable. All of Lily and Sandy's (Rancher's Girl) children will be home with their children. But there's tension too: Janie and Mandy are pregnant and due any minute. Financial troubles threaten the ranch and Anna's getting married, but not to Joey. When a snowstorm hits, Lily wonders if she can hold everything together or nothing at all.
Just Before Dawn, a Janie Ferguson Novel
Series: Rancher. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,050. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Janie Ferguson is now living in Scotland with husband, Craig and daughter, Cecelia. Dual cases of murder and credit card fraud land in her lap as Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service and she's back in danger. Danger of botching the job, wrecking her marriage and possibly putting her family in danger. How can she rise to the challenge when she's still battered from her last horrific case?
Winemaker's Dilemma (Avila Beach Winery series)
Series: Avila Beach Winery, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,850. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
His family's winery in California is on the verge of collapse, but could be rescued by Scott Granger's new drought tolerant grape. His father, however, is dead set against it. At the end of his rope, Scott meets pretty Melissa Meyers who tries to help him. When family troubles explode, their love could dry up like the drought that threatens the grapes, the winery and their livelihood.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,080. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Anne Barrett and Mike Lawrence fell deeply in love in college and had wanted to marry. After graduation, he joined the Navy and had orders to go back East for medical school. She couldn't leave due to serious family obligations. They broke up bitterly. Four years has gone by and he returns while on leave. She watches as he dates a friend. Does he remember her? Because she's never forgotten him.
Riding the River (The Westerners, Book One)
Series: The Westerners. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Coming of age
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Sarah Hughes loves old Western movies. Her favorite is Big Country with Gregory Peck. She decides to spruce up her life by vacationing at a horse and cattle ranch like Peck did. She meets cowboy Matt Garth and they help drive a herd of horses to a pasture in the wilderness. He's a country boy and she's a city girl, but there's a real spark here. Is it possible this is a new start for her?
The Darkest Hour, a Janie Ferguson Novel
Series: Rancher, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,350. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Coming of age
Janie Johnson is newly married to sexy Craig Ferguson and in the employ of the U.S. Secret Service. It becomes increasing more difficult for her to juggle job demands with being a bride. She gets caught up in a dangerous, international counterfeit case that takes her to England. With her marriage strained to the breaking point, it all falls apart in London. The sequel to Being Emma.
Being Emma
Series: Rancher, 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Coming of age
Deputy Janie Johnson is an independent and headstrong young woman. The last thing on her mind is getting tangled up with some man. Being a deputy keeps her busy, as does training for the state archery tournament in Las Vegas. But Janie's life is turned upside down as family friend, Craig Ferguson, and then well driller, Mike Church, both cast their attentions her way.
Always and Forever
Series: Rancher, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,090. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Coming of age
Meg Johnson lives a good life in San Francisco as a chef in a great restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf. She's finally ready to take a chance at love and meets two handsome men. Both desire her and use very different methods to win her. She soon learns that the road to love is full of twists and turns and happiness doesn't come easily.
Series: Rancher, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,060. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
When horse trainer Colt Johnson decides to strike out on his own, he leaves Nevada and meets pretty Mandy Evans in a chance encounter. They find love riding horses in the hills but trouble hits them from all sides: her mother, an ex-boyfriend and a brother who meant no harm. That's what they always say. Love is as tricky to find as to keep. The sequel to Rancher's Girl -
Rancher's Girl
Series: Rancher, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,120. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When pretty Lily Cable moves to a small town in Nevada to rebuild her life, the last thing on her mind was falling for local rancher Sandy Johnson. Neither was interested in any romance whatsoever. But they had more in common than they thought: He's a cowboy poet and she loves Jane Austen. They might have had a chance when old family secrets are exposed that throw their love in jeopardy. Novella

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Smashwords book reviews by Jeanne Harrell

  • Aware on July 29, 2014

    I liked this very much. It reminded me of an old Bugs Buuny cartoon ( sorry if that offends), where Daffy Duck goes from one setting and job to another - cowboy, pilot. It turns out Bugs was creating him as the story went along. Nicely written. Interesting British terms: pulled tongues. The American version is 'stuck his tongue out'. Enjoyable...