Cowboy Code of Ethics by Cheryl Wright

When I was working on my latest book today, I mentioned (in the story) about the cowboy code of ethics, and how one of the ethics was to treat women with respect and dignity.

This code dates back to the Wild West where times and cowboys could be pretty rough.

I did a bit of research after I’d finished writing, and did find several images that portray the cowboy code of ethics, but none of them validated my belief.

Due to copyright laws, I’m unable to post any of the images here, but I can however link to them. I found this one on Pinterest. Click here to see it.

The other thing I discovered, which surprised me, is there’s an official website for the Cowboy Code of Ethics, which I found fascinating.

On the right hand side of that site you will see the actual code of ethics. Nowhere does it mention treating women with respect. It made me think about how things get passed down over the years. It’s a bit like “Chinese Whispers” which we used to play as kids.

One person is given a message, which they have to whisper to the next person in line, who whispers to the next in line and so on. At the end of the line (usually at least six people), the message is relayed to everyone.

It is extremely rare for the interpretation to be the same as the original.

I believe that’s how the “cowboy’s creed” as it is also known, has been changed around, but it also seems to be somewhat open to interpretation.

Not sure about you, but I find this sort of thing intriguing. I guess that’s why I became a writer.

 

 

New Release from Isabella Thorne

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Lady Charity is the last of her friends to marry, and this summer, she finds Bath lonely.
When Lady Charity Abernathy meets Lord Neville Wentwell, she thinks he is a rogue and a scoundrel who has ruined more than one Lady. She wants nothing but to give him the cut.
Lord Neville Wentwell thinks Lady Charity is outrageous; a woman on the prowl for a husband, and he will have none of it. He has been hurt before… He will not play by her rules, or the ton’s.
But when Lady Charity needs his help, Neville understands and rallies and Charity wonders if she had made a mistake that she cannot repair.
Can love flourish amidst the problems of Neville’s PTSD suffering brother and her Alzheimer’s ridden father? Add in two future mother’s-in-law who would make Napoleon seem like a sweetheart and their happily ever after seems absolutely impossible. But of course, nothing is impossible to a woman like Charity.
Once Charity has seen the man behind Neville’s devil may care exterior, nothing can keep her from having him, not war nor disease, not even her mother or his!

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New Release from Margaret Tanner

Lily  is Book One of a new Western Romance series from Margaret Tanner called Guilford Crossing Brides.

Lily has lost everything, her home, her family and her reputation.
Matt is desperately in need of a young woman to help him care for his recently orphaned niece, and a marriage of convenience would be the solution to all their problems.
When the secrets Matt and Lily harbor are finally exposed, will their union end in happiness or despair?
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WHAT HAPPENED ON AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY 1918?

AMERICAN DOUGHBOYS AND AUSSIE DIGGERS – CENTENARY

The Battle of Hamel –  4th July 1918.

Under the command of Australian General Sir John Monash, the Australians and Americans, (diggers and doughboys), fought side by side in France in the Battle of Hamel on 4th July 1918. In honour of the doughboys he was commanding, General Sir John Monash had chosen America’s Independence Day, as the date of the offensive.

Despite an agreement between The British commander-in-chief, Douglas Haig and America’s General John Pershing, that American forces were only to be used in defensive roles, Pershing let Monash have four companies of soldiers for the attack. Also, for the first time on a battlefield, tanks were used to bring up supplies behind the advancing troops. The battle was a spectacular success, and laid the foundation for future victories and the end of hostilities on the Western Front.

At 11a.m. on the 11th November, 1918, an Armistice was signed and the guns fell silent. The Great War had ended, but the repercussions for both our countries would be felt for years to come.

I have written four books set against a background of WW1.

DARING MASQUERADE

When Harriet Martin masquerades as a boy to help her shell-shocked brother in 1916, falling in love with their boss wasn’t part of the plan.

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ALLISON’S WAR

In 1916, on the French battlefields, a dying soldier’s confession has the power to ruin the woman he loves.

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A ROSE IN NO-MAN’S LAND

Nurse Amy Smithfield finds love on the French battlefields, but risks losing it in the slums of London’s East end.

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LAUREN’S DILEMMA

Three men stole Lauren’s love, only one will keep it.

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Margaret writes Historical Western Romance and Historical Romance

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New Contemporary Romance Release – Cheryl Wright


I am very pleased to announce “Jason” – Book Two in the River Valley Lawmen series has been released.

Officer Jason Sawyer is in love with Melanie Bishop. He is devastated when she leaves him without a word. Six months later she suddenly shows up again, in desperate need of his help.

Melanie has never stopped loving Jason, but she fears he will turn her away when he discovers the secret she’s been keeping from him.

Will love conquer all, or will Melanie’s secret tear them apart?

Author’s Promise: This is a heartwarming Second Chance Romance with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhangers. It is a clean and wholesome story with nothing more than hugs, kisses, and holding hands.

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