The timing is perfect. Father’s Day is this upcoming weekend, and I’ve dedicated my newest release (September 7, 2022) to my husband.

Yes, that’s almost three months away, but the preorder is available now.

What I love most about a preorder is how it magically appears as though the universe sent me a gift.

What I love most about this particular book, is my husband’s involvement. He is a true horseman with an addiction to westerns and a valuable source of information.

We’ve been fortunate to travel through the West on several occasions, and I’ll share some of these adventures with you as the march toward the novel’s release commences.

Historical fiction, To Ride A Wylder Horse is set in 1878 in the fictional town of Wylder, Wyoming Territory.

Years ago, Essie Baumgardner accepted the postmistress position in Wylder, Wyoming Territory, to protect her young daughter. But Augusta is now seventeen and caught between her two loves—rodeo riding and Clyde Hartshorn.


Although Essie longs to travel, she saves her money for Augusta’s Boston education until the striking Pierre Lacroix, his daughter, Francine, and showman Victor Douglas arrive and turn her life upside down. When she finally gets the chance to see the world, will she send Augusta to New England and abandon her post office for love?

Reserve your copy now.

If you enjoy the town of Wylder, check out other novels in The Wild Rose Press Series.

Renee Johnson is the author of Reminiscing Over Rainbow GelatoBehind The MaskHerald AngelsAcquisition, and The Haunting of William Gray.  She is currently working on a sweet romance, and a historical novel, while editing a suspense novel that has international flair–an homage to her love of travel and foreign food.  She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, Tony Johnson, and two very spoiled German shepherds named Hansel and Hannah.