The Official Website Of Raymond Cook

Escape to the past with 33 extraordinary stories about the wild west era by fiction author Raymond Cook.

Thank you for visiting my author website. Feel free to wander around and browse. I hope you’ll find my books entertaining, exciting and                inspiring.

My name’s Raymond Cook. If you’re not familiar with my books, I write historical    fiction novels about Colorado in the 1890’s. It’s my pleasure to introduce to you 33 eBooks I’ve written since 2011. With that many books written, you know the ‘Spirit of the west’ lives within me. I’ve been an independent author for 9 years. I hope visitors to my website will enjoy reading the eBook they select. Every author who has         multiple eBooks has a favorite he likes the most. My  favorite eBook is my 2019 eBook called, A Homesteading Family In Colorado.

My goal as a fiction writer is to breathe life into the characters of each book. Most of my eBooks can be read as a stand alone novel. If you haven’t read one of my books yet, click on the Books Tab at the top of this page. Then, click on the book cover of your choice.

From a traditional western romance story to bounty hunters, wagon train       journeys, Native American wars, mountain men, orphan children, territorial penitentiaries, serial killers, brothels, grizzly bears, lawmen, cattle rustling to tough women hell bent on having justice, you’re sure to make one of my eBooks your favorite.

For those of you who have read my eBooks, thank you for your support. If you     haven’t become a fan yet I hope you will.

Shown below is the link to all 33 of my books        currently available on Amazon.

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“Mr. Cook is a very promising up & coming writer of westerns & his story line is           always extremely interesting.” Mary Jane Kail on July 29, 2015.

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About This eBook

A Homesteading Family In Colorado © 2019 by Raymond Cook is a story about Ronald Franklin, his wife, Saffron and their 9-year-old son, John in 1893. When the family arrived at Marble, Colorado coming from Independence, Missouri, Saffron     offered the people attending church something they hadn’t had in a long time, someone who could play the organ. The sound of hymns being played inside the church each Sunday morning was a welcome sound.

After Ronald bought ten acres of land at $1.25 per acre, with a cabin, outhouse, horse shelter and several apple trees, he had to make some improvements to prepare for the coming winter. The cabin needed a new roof, a wood shed had to be built and enough firewood was needed to see the family through the six-month long winter. The horse shelter wasn’t walled in and that was a must to protect his horse and the bales of hay stored there.

With it being late August, no garden would be planted. So ample food had to be bought in town. This included jars of canned food and fresh vegetables. The couple would have to rely on each other to overcome each danger they faced. This is a story of love, strength, faith in the Lord, each other and a love for their son. But hardships can test a couple’s love for each other. When Ronald loses his leg to the knee       chopping firewood, it will take every bit of strength Saffron has and that of her now ten-year-old son to get Ronald into town before he bleeds to death.

Life suddenly changes for the family as Saffron and her son take over tasks Ronald took for granted. Will the loss of his leg make Saffron over time give up on him and leave with her son? Or will love endure every hardship one of them could face and   together, overcome the worst of tragedies?

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 July 17, 2019 by cbrooks. I just finished this book and enjoyed it very much. I have read all of Mr. Cook’s books and have enjoyed each one. It’s been nice to follow the characters from book to book. They have         become like extended family members.

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I won’t replace Louis L’Amour or Zane Grey, but I’m very happy writing each eBook and offering it to you.

Favorite Authors:

These authors have influenced what and how I write: Louis L’Amour, Zane Grey,      Larry McMurtry, Laura Ingalls Wilder and James Fenimore Cooper.

Thanks to all of you who buy, read and comment on my eBooks. If you would like to send me a message, feel free to send me an e-mail.


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