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Villers, Maynard

Works: 140 works in 309 publications in 1 language and 2,808 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Christian fiction  Historical fiction  Love stories  War stories  Domestic fiction  Western stories 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3563.O8742, 813.54
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Publications about Maynard Villers
Publications by Maynard Villers
Most widely held works by Maynard Villers
A covenant of love by Gilbert Morris( file )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
From the first rumblings of unrest and secession in the South, this dramatic saga follows the Rocklins as they experience the intense emotions and spiritual struggles of the Civil War. Even as the nation is ripped apart only to grow stronger, so also is the Rocklin family. The family stands by helplessly as cousins Clay and Gideon Rocklin vie for the hand of beautiful Melanie Benton. And Melanie's choice between the two men starts the rejected suitor on a spiraling descent into self-destruction that threatens to destroy his family as well
Land of the shadow by Gilbert Morris( file )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
When Paul Bristol returns home from Europe, he knows his involvement in the war is inevitable, though reluctant. As an artist and photographer he is requested to go to the battlefront and capture Confederate bravery on film. But he needs an assistant trained in photography. Because of time constraints, he has no choice but to accept an independent young woman named Frankie Aimes. And so the two load up their equipment and head for the dangers of the battlefield. But there is another danger hanging over their heads, a danger Bristol knows nothing about, for Frankie is hiding a secret that could get them both killed if it is discovered
Gate of his enemies by Gilbert Morris( file )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
The war has come, leaving in its wake a chasm between North and South, turning friends and brothers into enemies. Now, as the nation begins to understand the true meaning of civil war, so the Rocklins begin to understand the fierce and terrible pull of loyalty - to a way of life, to one's country, and to God. Deborah Steele finds herself torn between her passionate belief in the Union and her deep love for Dent Rocklin, a dashing Confederate officer. But it isn't until Deborah sets out on a daring mission to rescue a captured Union soldier that she and Dent discover how deep their true loyalties lie...and how powerful real love can be
Where honor dwells by Gilbert Morris( file )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
After the battle at Manassas, both North and South realize the nation's civil war will not be quickly resolved. Amidst the nation's struggle the Rocklin clan continues its own conflict: Vince Franklin, the renegade stepson of Amy Rocklin Franklin, has returned home. His intentions? To fulfill the requirements of his grandfather's will and claim his family inheritance, with no regard for the lives he may ruin in the process. But before Vince can claim his money, a jealous husband sends him running for his life. Unable to return home, he meets Jake Hardin, a riverboat gambler. Together they devise a daring and dangerous plot
Out of the whirlwind by Gilbert Morris( file )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Burke Rocklin, Clay's irresponsible brother, returns home with one goal: to marry an heiress. He fixes his sights on Belinda King, a spoiled, beautiful young heiress who leads him on a merry chase. But Burke's plans are waylaid by the Second Battle of Manassas, where he is critically wounded. In a coma, stripped of his possessions by scavengers, he is mistakenly transported to the Union army hospital. When he comes out of his coma, he has no memory and is placed in Ward K, the ward for hopeless cases. He is cared for by nurse Grace Swenson, a devout Quaker. As they fall in love neither is aware of the terrible trials that lie in the future
Stars in their courses by Gilbert Morris( file )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Seeking an escape from the monotony and drudgery of days-on-end army life, Frank Rocklin, an actor, approaches his commanding general with a bold plan to spy on Vicksburg and assess its military condition. Vicksburg is the last major Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi. This mission lays the groundwork for a proposition from Allan Pinkerton, the head of the Federal Secret Service. Pinkerton wants to send Frank and an acting troupe to the South, where Frank can pick up valuable information to help the Northern war effort. While the Confederate Secret Service may pose a threat to Frank, the real danger could come from the women closest to him
Wall of fire by Gilbert Morris( file )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Upon the death of her mother, Mark Rocklin learns of Allyn, the daughter he didn't know existed. He asks a friend to bring her to Gracefield. Upon her arrival, she is treated well, but cannot seem to make a place for herself with the Rocklins or her father. Hoping to help his daughter, Mark buys a plantation for her, with the requirement that she marry for the property to be put in her name. Desperate to have a place of her own and to live life her own way, Allyn arranges a marriage to Jason Larrimore, the blockade-runner who brought her to Gracefield. Their arrangement soon becomes more troublesome, and more rewarding, than either could have ever guessed
The shadow of his wings by Gilbert Morris( file )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Lowell Rocklin, Clay's youngest son, encounters General Longstreet, who understands the South's current dilemma and encourages Lowell to make an observation balloon for the Confederate army. Before he can begin the project, Lowell is wounded and sent to Chimborazo war hospital in Richmond. There Lowell meets Rooney Smith, an extraordinary young woman who nurses him back to health and agrees to help him make the balloon. On the balloon's maiden voyage in battle, Lowell is wounded and loses a leg. Physically he recovers, but mentally he gives up and won't face the world. He will need a dying young friend and the love of a young woman to help him recover
Too many crooks by Richard S Prather( file )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
They say that even the strongest man secretly wants to feel wanted. He even hopes to have some woman take care of him. Well, my cup was running over. Me? I'm Shell Scott, the human target for every gun in the State of California. And that's no private eyewash...I was made to feel wanted all the city, county and state police. And there was a woman with a nasty little .32 in her tiny hand, well she was just dying to take care of me, permanently
Darling, it's death by Richard S Prather( file )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Way of the wanton by Richard S Prather( file )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
"There was a fire in her eyes that was scorching me - me, who couldn't tell whether a dame wanted to kiss me or kill me! No matter how you look at it, 36-22-35 are magic numbers. They have a real message for me. I'm Shell Scott, the private eye, and I'm very good at figures. You might say I follow them very carefully. I've been following this one for several days and learned her name is Sherry. I hated to think she was mixed in murder. But somebody was planning to send me to my friendly neighborhood mortician and I had to find out who - or die trying."
Witness in heaven by Gilbert Morris( file )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
It's such a peaceful February in the Rockies that no one realizes hundreds are still dying as the Civil War rages on in the South. Nothing could have convinced Charlene Peace, half Crow Indian, to leave her mountain home, until handsome Boone Manwaring delivered his earth-shattering news. Charlene and Boone are propelled to travel South toward Richmond, the seat of the heaviest fighting. In the South,Charlene and Boone begin to understand more about the politics of war. As the danger of being "Northerners" in the South grows,Charlene and Boone must decide whether it's worth the risk to stay and fulfill their mission. What they discover in the process may end or change the course of their lives forever
Chariots in the smoke by Gilbert Morris( file )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
It's a hot summer along the Mississippi River, and the Civil War still rages on, bringing devastation to countless lives. But David Rocklin, wealthy son of a Richmond planter, hasn't been touched by the suffering. Until now. A surprise meeting with a feisty redhead (who is Confederate to the bone) forces David to make a choice: Will he join the Confederate army and fight for the slavery he believes is wrong? Or will he risk losing the one woman he's ever loved?
Take a murder, darling by Richard S Prather( file )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The scarlet bikini which had covered a minimum of the eye-popping curves on the dead woman, lay at her feet, and my eyes focussed on her as glassily as did the dead man's next to her. He was dead, all right. He had been shot, poisoned, stabbed, and strangled. Either somebody really had it in for him or four people had killed him. Or else it was the cleverest suicide I'd ever heard of. Me? I'm Shell Scott, private detective and I'm wondering why anybody in his right mind would commit such a complicated murder, but I'm certainly going to find out
Windchill by Melvin Anderson( file )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A young man from the "lower 48" vacations to Alaska in the hope of securing spectacular outdoor winter photographs and finds himself caught in a frigid, killer blizzard. Holed up in a dirt-floor cabin forty miles from the nearest civilization, and in spite of ample supplies for survival, the man learns the terrible lessons of ignorance in the wilderness, the hard way. A team of snowmobilers is dispatched to try and bring the 'Cheechako' to safety. But even they get into trouble. The young man is forced to survive on his own as frostbite takes its toll. Without immediate help, frostbite leads to gangrene and then amputation is usually necessary -- alone, and in the wilderness?
Trailin' by Max Brand( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Anthony Woodbury's father is killed and Anthony goes out West to find the killer
Wildfire by Zane Grey( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Which horse is fastest, Wildfire or Sage King? No one in the Colorado River Valley knew, until a raging range fire trapped both horses and riders into a race against death
The Smoky Hill by Don Coldsmith( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
A novel set in 1844, the time of the Westward expansion. Central in the story is the Booth family. Gabe Booth, a mountain man and scout, joins up with John Charles Fremont. This is a tale of the push to open the West to settlers and the struggle against the Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, and Arapahoe Indians who fight desperately to save their ancient civilization
The ambushers by Gary McCarthy( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
On their way to Colorado, Ruff and Dixie Ballou drive their horses through New Mexico. Their intention to quietly drive the horses on through goes well until they find themselves inadvertently involved in a shootout with four outlaws who robbed the banks of a small town in New Mexico. An edgy sheriff and angry townspeople get the Ballou's involved in a situation they would be more happy to do without. Even more so when they are arrested by the sheriff as robbery suspects
The trail of the lonesome pine by John Fox( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
In the early 1900s, the advent of coal and the resulting industrialization of the isolated Cumberland Mountain region of Kentucky and Virginia bring many changes to the feuding Tolliver and Fallin clans. Engineer Jack Hale comes to the region to make his fortune, but stays when he falls in love with the mountains and with a simple mountain girl
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