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BOOK 1 - THE PURLIEU EXPERIMENT

​  Purlieu: An outlying part of a forest; exempted from forest laws and returned to private owners. 
Ironically, that was what happened to the planet the scientists named Purlieu. It began as an experiment to see how colonies would progress, given different pre-determined circumstances. It ended over 200 years later after a devastating plague. After the departure of “The Parliament,” some of the colonies became predatory toward others.  Read More

BOOK 2 - THE ANIALWCH CONNECTION

​ Donte is a mascot, (a genetically modified human) who recently returned from service aboard the spaceship Moeder. He is the prophasied Anialwch Connection, the one chosen to lead the colonists to freedom. He has already united the colonies on the experimental planet of Purlieu.   Read More

BOOK 3 - RETURN OF THE FONTALO

   Donte is the Ruler of Bergen Colony on the planet of Purlieu. He is a mascot (a genetically modified human) and the prophesied Anialwch Connection. He is destined to lead Purlieu to freedom from the Fontalo, the company that designed the mascots.
   The Fontalo abandoned the experiment on Purlieu forty years ago during a plague, leaving three spaceships to defend the planet. Now they have returned to retrieve all their property. They have a list of mascots, one of which is Donte’s father. Donte isn’t on that list, but he and his children are among the illegal offspring to be collected.  Read More
COURTSHIP OF THE RECLUSE

   Cindy is working in a restaurant in a little West Texas town when Russell Cade offers her a housekeeping job at his ranch. It's a huge old house on 3000+ remote acres. Against her best friend's advice, she accepts the job and moves to a room in the house. Cade is a stoic person who appears to have no sense of romance and Cindy is not attracted to him.  Read More.


FANTASY - SCIENCE FICTION
BLOOD RED                                        Kindle       Paperback

Set in the scenic White Mountains of New Mexico Territory in May of 1860, the western, "Blood Red" by L. L. Rigsbee is sprinkled with history. Like all books by this author, it is realistic without offensive language. The focal character is a young man of 19 who is seeking wisdom on how to avenge the murder of his parents and keep their ranch out of the hands of their murderers.​  Read More.
ROMANCE 
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WESTERN & FRONTIER
FOOL'S GOLD   Read Free and/or purchase a handcrafted copy.

When Luke Catlin came to the Arizona Territory to help his cousin search for gold, he didn't know the Apaches were on the war path. It didn't take him long to find out.
  All he wanted was enough money to get back to Pennsylvania, but a Lipan Apache Indian and a pretty girl had other ideas. They were about to teach him something more about the Apaches - something he wasn't sure he wanted to know. 
NIGHTRIDERS OF THE DOUBLE SPUR  Read Free and/or purchase a handcrafted copy.

Tom Grigsby rode into Clay Creek looking for answers, but he wasn't getting much cooperation. The Double Spur accused the Triple B of rustling, and the Triple B was hiring gunmen. But the ranch losing the most cattle to rustlers was the Triple B. Somebody had to do something or the entire valley was going to be involved in a range war.  Grigsby had seen too much fighting, and he was ready to hang up his gun. But he owed a debt to the Double Spur. He had a hunch who was doing the rustling, but what he needed was hard facts. He knew only one way to get them, so he strapped on his gun and headed out into the night.  
SAVAGE WILDERNESS

When their frontier cabin is attacked and burned by Shawnee Indians, Ralph and Rachel are separated. Rachel gives birth alone in a cave while Ralph fends off the attackers in their cabin. Rachel, thinking Ralph has been killed, sets out on a 25-mile trek through the wilderness to the nearest settlement, Fort Osage (Now Sibley, Missouri). She has a phobia about the wilderness and the beasts that live in it - including the savage Indians.  Read More.
HORSE OPERA    Read Free and/or purchase a handcrafted copy.

A Collection of short western stories by L. L. Rigsbee

A Tutelarius Love                                     Kindle     Paperback

A contemporary romance novel.
​Fleeing from a failed romance in Los Angeles to a rustic cabin in the wilds of Arkansas, Megan fall in love with the man she thinks her father sent to be her guardian. A romance novel with a touch of humor, an element of mystery and a twist of fate - a recipe for entertainment. Humor and woodsy lore define this story.

THE MASCOT TRILOGY - Genetically modified people on a new planet.
"I really think it is one of the best trilogies I have ever read, in any genre." Anita Goolsby
Single Title Romance
 HER BEST-LAID PLANS   Read Free and/or purchase a handcrafted copy.

​Adrieana had carefully laid out her career during her high school years. With meticulous care, she had followed those plans to her last semester of nursing school in Tulsa. She attributed her success, at least in part, to her decision not to become romantically involved. That was her plan, but something went wrong during that last semester - something that would completely destroy her best-laid plans.
Western Romance
A DANGEROUS LOVE  Read Free and/or purchase a handcrafted copy.

After the death of her family in an auto/train accident, Lisa returns to the wild mountains of Arkansas where she grew up. The young man who rescues her from a near fatal auto accident offers her a summer job as companion to his mother and babysitter for his daughter. It looks like a plush job and a chance to get away from reality for a while.  Read More.

CASSIE

When her father abandoned his family and her mother died of grief, Cassie had to grow up fast. Their Texas ranch still had a mortgage, so she took a job with a freighting company and left her two younger siblings with a friend. She learned to tolerate the desert heat, manage a team of mules and ignore whispers behind feminine hands. She conquered her fear of the wild country and animals. With the aid of a bull whip, she staved off any overzealous male admirers. The one thing she couldn't conquer was her distrust of men. Read More.
Series Romance
CARMEN & ALEX SERIES
ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY - BOOK 1

The first in the "Carmen and Alex Series" romance novels. 
At 25, Carmen is a bit naive, but capable and independent. She was an only child...a change-of-life baby raised by aging parents who were old fashioned and deeply religious. When her parents died, she inherited 80 acres of brush and an old house in need of more repair than she had funds to do the job. A friend suggested a goat dairy as a means to make the place pay for itself.  Read More
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW - BOOK 2

Communication has never been one of Carmen’s strengths. It isn’t fear of retribution that makes her hide things from Alex – especially one very personal secret that she and Josh share. Between her obsession about children and reluctance to discuss issues with Alex, their marriage is in danger. She must either adjust or risk losing the man she loves more than life itself.  Read more.

THE DARKEST HOUR - BOOK 3

   Carmen Barnett had landed the husband of her dreams. Their marriage was perfect - except for the absence of children. It was something she thought she had accepted, but even Alex wasn't happy with the arrangement. He wanted to adopt, and that idea terrified her.  
   Alex was willing to take the risk, but she wasn't. For a few months it looked as though they might not have to take that risk, and then she began the darkest part of her life. Read more.
FOR BETTER OR WORSE - BOOK 4

Carmen and Alex were fortunate enough to adopt two children - one from birth. Life was perfect for them until Lori arrived one day to reclaim her daughter. A legal and emotional battle followed, but no one was prepared for the tragedy that befell Alex. A stranger who started with friendly advances on Carmen, ended up knifing Alex. The months that followed taught Carmen the true meaning of the vow, "for better or for worse."  Read More.
A CHANGE OF HEARTS - BOOK 5

Carmen has had a change of heart. She has agreed to a surrogate mother for their new baby. From the day Alex talks her into it, she isn't sure it is the right thing to do. She has made so many restrictions on the procedure that she is caught off guard when they discover it is successful. Read more.
TO THINE OWN SELF - BOOK 6

Carmen has inherited the responsibilities of American Wildlife Safari, a dream that originally belonged to Alex. She is trying to divide her love and attention between the business, Alex and the children. Alex and Katie are trying to turn Carmen into a modern mom and wife, but she isn’t sure she wants meet their expectations. Read more.



YOUNG ADULT
DRUMS OF THE MAKAI - Fantasy

   This fantasy encourages the reader to visualize from words. The animal speces all have fictional names. Their actions help the reader envision and identify them. This story could be in the past, in the future or on another planet.  
   At fifteen summers, Taye is making the most of his last chance to become a senior warrior. He has been living in the shadow of his father, the greatest Pyean hunter in their village. He is willing to risk his life to become a worthy person in his father's eyes. Read more
MOQUI & THE KACHINA DOLL

Moqui wants to be more like her mother and the older Hopi girls. She wants to make pottery and baskets, but mother thinks she is too young. Mother thinks that ten is only old enough to grind corn and haul water. Shongo is younger, but he gets to go hunting with father. The only time Moqui gets to leave the pueblo is when the women walk from the mesa top down to the spring in the canyon.  Read more.
YOUTH YARNS

​A collection of short stories for Young Adults. Read More.


CHILDREN
HOW THE EASTER BUNNY GOT HIS TALE

​Ezekiel Bunny bounces through a tale about the religious significance of Easter and being happy. Read more.


ROLY POLY & THE ANT

​Roly Poly wants to be a good friend and help Ant, but being with Ant is more scary than fun. Ant is always doing dangerous things that get them both in trouble. What can Roly Poly do? Read more.

THE FROG IN THE BOG

A lyrical tale about changes being good. How the pollywog becomes a frog. Read more.​

POEMS
OUR ALPHABETICAL FARM

​Learning the ABC's "Country Style."  Read more.

REFLECTIONS

​A Collection of poems and quotes by Linda Rigsbee.
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COOK BOOKS
NON-FICTION
COOKING WITH GOAT PRODUCTS

​A collection of simple recopies for goat milk and meat. Includes information not commonly known about goats, goat milk and meat. An excellent booklet for the new goat owner.   Read more.

LEGACY OF A GRIFFIN - A Biography

​Charles Allen Mecham (Chuck) had less than a 5th grade education, yet his accomplishments were many. He was a WWII veteran, a family man, a machinist, a mechanic, a musician, and above all, an artisan. Chuck left a legacy that many would envy. This is a story of how he did it.

ANOTHER MOUNTAIN - A Memoir

​"Another Mountain" is a true story of how Eddie Rigsbee recovered from the physical and psychological effects of paralysis. It is a story about tenacity, courage, acceptance, and adapting to the inevitable. It is a story about betrayal, and the over coming of it, and it is a story about learning how to help others.

TITLES ALPHABETICAL

A Change of Hearts
A Dangerous Love
Another Mountain
A Tutelarius Love
Blood Red
Cassie
Cooking with Goat Products
Courtship of the Recluse
Drums of the Makai
Fool's Gold
For Better or Worse
Heartland Romance
Her Best-Laid Plans
Horse Opera
How the Easter Bunny Got His Tale
LEGACY of a Griffin
Moqui & the Kachina Doll
Nightriders of the Double Spur
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Our Alphabetical Farm
Return of the Fontalo
Roly Poly & The Ant
Savage Wilderness
Something Old, Something New
The Anialwch Connection
The Darkest Hour
The Frog In The Bog
The Purlieu Experiment
To Thine Own Self
Youth Yarns
STORY LENGTH

FLASH FICTION
   Christmas Ornament Books
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
   Horse Opera
   Heartland Romance
   Youth Yarns
   Pure Entertainment
NOVELLAS
   Cassie
   Her Best-Laid Plans
   Fool's Gold
   Nightriders of the Double Spur
   Drums of the Makai
   Moqui & the Kachina Doll
   Savage Wilderness
NOVELS
   A Dangerous Love
   A Tutelarius Love
   
Linda Rigsbee
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Collection of short Romance Stories
HEARTLAND ROMANCE

A Collection of short Sweet Romance stories by Linda Louise Rigsbee.
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