"For fans of Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall, Rosalind Lauer's uplifting Lancaster Crossroads novel A Simple Faith brings together disparate lives in a warm Amish setting. BLESSINGS BORN OF TRAGEDY A LOVE TO HEAL ALL FEARS Rushing to the scene ofa tragic highway collision, nursing student Haley Donovan draws on her training to care for the passengers in the crumpled van. The experience wins her a place in Lancaster County's tight-knit Amish society, and draws her to kindhearted psychologist Dylan Monroe. Working side by side with Dylan, who is bringing counseling services to the small town of Halfway, Haley feels an undeniable attraction between them, yet she senses that Dylan is holding back, scarred by the wounds of his past. Elsie Lapp, the manager of Halfway's country store, is a voice of cheer and goodwill for her customers. But Elsie's serene world spins out of control with the terrible crash, and the young woman finds herself grappling for the simple faith that has always sustained her. Her burden is eased by Ruben Zook, a neighbor known for his snide jokes. In the aftermath of the accident, Ruben reveals a tender heart that could easily sweep her away. However, Elsie carries secrets that keep her from surrendering her heart. Exploring the ways that faith, hope, and charity bring everyone together, A Simple Faith resonates with the sweetness, purity, and power of love"-- Provided by publisher.
After being swindled by a con man, Stephanie joins private investigator Keith Hendricks in the hunt for the perpetrator, a situation complicated by their mutual growing attraction.
The small town of Belle Haven, Louisiana, is still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, and its residents will do whatever it takes to get it back on its feet. So when local English teacher Carissa Melody Wayne is asked to appear on the weight-loss reality show Losing to Win, she agrees. She doesn't realize that others from her past will be joining her, including her high school nemesis, an acquaintance who's been nursing a long-time crush on her, and most shocking of all, Carissa's ex-fiancé, former NFL star Malachi Knight. As Carissa's group is split into pairs to compete in a series of challenges, she finds herself at the mercy of the chaotic Hollywood crew and cast members, and her own unfinished business. Soon enough, she discovers that her biggest challenge will be deciding what's really important to her, what she's willing to do to win and how to do it with cameras following her 24/7.--Publisher's description.
The small town of Belle Haven, Louisiana, is still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, and its residents will do whatever it takes to get it back on its feet. So when local English teacher Carissa Melody Wayne is asked to appear on the weight-loss reality show Losing to Win, she agrees. She doesn't realize that others from her past will be joining her, including her high school nemesis, an acquaintance who's been nursing a long-time crush on her--and most shocking of all, Carissa's ex-fiance, former NFL star Malachi Knight. As Carissa's group is split into pairs to compete in a series of challenges, she finds herself at the mercy of the chaotic Hollywood crew and cast members, and her own unfinished business. Soon enough, she discovers that her biggest challenge will be deciding what's really important to her, what she's willing to do to win--and how to do it with cameras following her 24/7.
A rogue ruined...He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London's corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he's dreamed of...absolution. A lady returned...Mara planned never to return to the world from which she'd run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple's exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows...that he is no killer.
"In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared and no memory forgotten, but Holder's past remains a mystery. He is haunted by the little girl he let walk away from him and he has spent his entire life searching for her. He had hoped that he would finally gain closure and be able to rid himself of his guilt the moment they were reconnected. But he could not have anticipated that the exact opposite would occur and even more guilt and regret would be thrust upon him. Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward we must first dig deep into our past and make amends with it. In Losing Hope, readers will learn what was going on inside Holder's head during all those moments that left him feeling hopeless and see whether he can perhaps gain the peace he desperately needs"-- Provided by publisher.
For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky he could keep his head down, do as he was told and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck and his life might finally end until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him. Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now six years later she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her. When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her lifethe more he realizes that, this time its Callie who needs to be saved.
Charming ladies' man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages-- that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn't been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment. College professor Meg hopes to use her summer to finish a literary biography and avoid an amorous colleague. And secretive Jenny, an IT specialist, faces troubling questions about her identity while longing for her sisters' acceptance.
"Victoria Rose: Fifty years before, a group of teenage friends promised each other never to leave their idyllic lakeside town. But the call of Hollywood and a bigger life was too strong for Victoria ... and she alone broke that pledge. Now she has come home, intent on making peace with her demons, even if her former friends shut her out. Haunted by tragedy, she longs to find solace with her childhood sweetheart, but even this tender man may be unable to forgive and forget. Heather Bregman: At twenty-eight, after years as a globe-trotting columnist, she's abandoned her controlling fiance and their glamorous city life to build one on her own terms. Lulled by a Victorian house and a gorgeous locale, she's determined to make the little community her home. But the residents, fearful of change and outsiders, will stop at nothing to sabotage her dreams of lakeside tranquility. As Victoria and and Heather become unlikely friends, their mutual struggle to find acceptance-with their neighbors and in their own hearts-explores the chance events that shape a community and offer the opportunity to start again" -- Cover verso.
As single father Logan O'Donnell prepares to give his son, Charlie, the best Christmas ever on the shores of Willow Lake, he just may be in for a Christmas surprise himself, in the form of sharp-witted and independent Darcy Fitzgerald.
Vivacious Vivienne Taylor has finally won her familys approval by getting engaged to the wealthy and upright John Vandergrift. But when threatened by a vicious blackmail scheme, it is to her childhood friend that Vivienne turns; the deliciously wicked Viscount Dashiell. Lord Dashiell promised himself long ago that his friendship with Vivienne would be the one relationship with a woman that he wouldn't ruin. He agrees to help her just to keep the little hothead safe, but soon finds that Vivienne has grown up to be very, very dangerous to all of Dash's best intentions.
Emily Highfill Grant is done with the rules of Boston society. She wants adventure, to see things she has never seen before and that's exactly what she gets when she sneaks onto a train bound for San Francisco and finds herself face-to-face with a handsome, bare-chested stranger, who is also her wealthy grandfather's nemesis. As stowaways go, the breathtaking woman who turns up in Lucien Delatou's private Pullman Palace car is most intriguing. Though she refuses to reveal more than her first name, Emily creates a lot of scintillating commotion on their cross country journey. But when Lucien discovers her true identity, the real trouble begins, and he faces a choice between the trailblazing railroad he invested everything in, and the feisty lover who captured his heart.
"Tantalizing. Hot. And mouthwateringly delicious. The pizzas at the Portland restaurant chain Shane Maresca is secretly priming for takeover are all that and more. Unfortunately for him, so is Gabriella Grimani, the business owner's daughter. He had no idea who she was when they had their first X-rated one night stand. Now she's all he can think about. For someone whose career hinges on ruthlessness, that's a slice of disaster. Tough, take-charge Gabby intends to put her family's restaurants back in the black, and that means no distractions. But somehow Shane keeps getting to the part of her that no one else sees--enticing her to lean on him. To trust him. That could be the biggest mistake Gabby and her business ever made-- or a recipe for something truly spectacular" -- from publisher's web site.
Ten years ago, Lord Daniel Bryant sailed to America to find his fortune and flee his cruel brother who inherited the family title. A cryptic note draws him back to England: Come home and claim your destiny. Before seeking anything, Daniel must first determine who set the fire that nearly took his life and precipitated his flight abroad. Now with the taste of Lady Julia warm on his lips, the stakes are raised higher than before as he seeks to claim both his destiny and the lady of his heart.
As one of only two girls on the tween racing circuit, Shawn Hamby has always run with a fast crowd. But now at thirty two she doesnt need to prove anything to anyone. And she definitely doesnt need a man bossing her around off of the track.
When her career plans are upended by her mother's abandonment, Molly Canaday juggles the responsibilities of her yarn shop and the well-intentioned advice of a weekly knitting club before unexpectedly falling for her broken-hearted landlord, who longs to leave the community.
Christmas Cinderella: "Handsome country rector Alex Martindale dreams of kissing his spirited schoolmistress and never having to stop... With some mistletoe, he may just get his wish!"-- Page  of cover.
" A stunning new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The House at Tyneford London, 1958. It's the eve of the sexual revolution, but in Juliet Montague's conservative Jewish community where only men can divorce women, shefinds herself a living widow, invisible. Ever since her husband disappeared seven years ago, Juliet has been a hardworking single mother of two and unnaturally practical. But on her thirtieth birthday, that's all about to change. A wealthy young artist asks to paint her portrait, and Juliet, moved by the powerful desire to be seen, enters into the burgeoning art world of 1960s London, which will bring her fame, fortune, and a life-long love aff air"-- Provided by publisher.
"When unforeseen circumstances drive Jancey Rhoder to move to the Amana Colonies, she'll be forced to reconsider everything she wanted out of life--and love"--Provided by publisher.
Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words "shy" or "retiring", she's long since tossed them out the window. Besides, even if Hugh did grow to enjoy her company, it wouldn't matter. a reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now, unable to run, ride, or even waltz, he could never court a woman like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her.
When an anonymous benefactor offers to put Samantha Moore through school, with the stipulation that she write frequent letters to him on her progress, Sam finds safety in the letters as her program and her peers force her to confront her past.
"For most of her life Mary Bennet has been an object of ridicule. With a notable absence of the social graces, she has been an embarrassment to her family on more than one occasion. But lately, Mary has changed. She's matured and attained a respectable, if somewhat unpolished, decorum. But her peace and contentment are shattered when her sister Lydia turns up-very pregnant and separated from Wickham. Mary and Kitty are bustled off to stay with Jane and her husband. It is there that Mary meets Henry Walsh, whose attentions confound her. Unschooled in the game of love, her heart and her future are at risk. Is she worthy of love or should she take the safer path? In her journey of self-acceptance, she discovers the answer"-- Provided by publisher.
Wrongfully accused of murder and left to die in a hellish Highland dungeon, Ana Bisset has lost all hope of freedom. But the beautiful healer's luck takes an unexpected turn when a hooded stranger appears as her rescuer. After a harrowing escape, Ana settles alone in a quiet village where no one knows her past or her reputation. The last thing she ever expects is to meet her mysterious savior again. Niall MacCurran is no hero, but a warrior on a dangerous mission to expose a threat to the realm. After his decision to free Ana, he now realizes that it is he who needs her help, willing or no, to advance his quest. But his growing feelings for the delicate yet resilient beauty soon jeopardize their safety and not even Ana's healing gifts may be enough to protect their love, or their lives
"Grace Sheridan is back. Ten years after discovering that looks and talent are a dime a dozen in Los Angeles, she's wriggling into a pair of badass jeans and ready to show the film industry that there's way more to her than just a head of gorgeous red curls. And Hollywood's newest Brit super-hunk Jack Hamilton certainly sees a lot to like. Grace is trying to restrain herself from jumping a man who is nearly a decade her junior, but Jack is making it clear that he personally has zero problems with that idea"--Page 4 of cover.
"In the second book of the bestselling Torn series, Chloe and Drake have soldiered through challenging circumstances and are finally within reach of their happily ever after. Unfortunately, timing is not on their side and their demons have come out of the dark with a vengeance. Chloe's absentee mother enters back into her life and sets off a chain of events that no one could ever have anticipated. Adding to their distress, the young lovers are forced to go to battle against a whirlwind of drugs and rock 'n roll, sex and a crazy, relentless ex. The foundation on which their love was built is hurriedly shaking beneath them. To what lengths are Chloe and Drake willing to go in order to keep their relationship intact? Can the couple who came together to ease each other's pain be able to reemerge stronger and more resilient than ever?"-- Provided by publisher.
Hollywood starlet Willow Avery is out of rehab with only one chance left to redeem herself before shes officially on every directors blacklist. At least thats what her parents and her agent are claiming. She doesnt really give a damn if she never makes another movie she just wants to get on with her life get back to her friends and find her next escape. But Willow is broke. And whether she likes it or not acting is the only job she knows how to do. When she accepts the lead in a beach drama Willow finds herself in Hawaii with Cooper the gorgeous Australian surfer whos been hired to train her for her new role. Cooper is different from the other men she knows. He doesnt want to use her. And he refuses to let her fail. But when an old friend with a toxic presence reenters Willows life she will have to choose between the girl she was and the person shes becoming or she may lose the man shes falling for hard.
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex's frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life. Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she's still the same intelligent girl she's always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There's just one problem-- their only interactions are through email. Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees-- hoping for more. Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they've hooked up.
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret of Ella and Micha comes a new story of hope, heartbreak, and the power of young love. THE FOREVER OF ELLA AND MICHA Ella is back at school, trying to focus on her future and forget the darkness of her past. Still, her ongoing family drama is making it harder and harder to get through the days. All she really wants is Micha, but no way will she let her problems get in the way of his dreams. Micha is busy touring the country with his band, seemingly getting everything he's ever wanted. But deep down he knows something is missing. Being away from Ella is harder than he expected. And while he longs to have her with him, he won't ask her to leave college just to be at his side. When Ella and Micha are together, anything seems possible. but lately those shared moments aren't so easy to find. When a new tragedy shakes their already fragile world, one of them will make a dramatic choice that could break them apart forever"-- Provided by publisher.
Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever. Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury since then might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella's skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he is determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes.
Fable feels like everything in her life is temporary--double shifts at work, raising her little brother, and relationships. She accepts an offer to play the girlfriend of college football legend, Drew Callahan, for a week in exchange for cash and suddenly nothing makes sense anymore. Could things be about to change in her life?
Georgia longs for a baby, but she's had miscarriage after miscarriage since her daughter was born more than a decade ago. Through a miraculous egg donation, Georgia is thrilled to find herself pregnant, until she makes a startling discovery that changes her mind about how much she really wants the baby. Georgia's best friend, Alice, has a happy teenage daughter, a faithful husband, and a perfectly organized life. But her world spins off its axis when she falls for a man who is everything she knows she doesn't want.
Nothing says "oops" like your naked ass skidding in the salmon mousse... A year ago, pastry chef Serafina Wilde's seemingly perfect life fell to pieces. So now, when her eccentric Aunt Pauline calls from Santa Fe needing her help, Sera jumps at the chance to start over. Pauline even offers to let her take over the family business, "Pauline's House of Passion," and turn it into a bakery... provided she agrees not to ditch the "back room." Cupcakes and sex toys don't exactly mix but Sera is willing to try, and what she finds in the beautiful City Different is the best life has to offer --- if she has the courage to go for it.
Even the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her pregnant twin, it puts her own life at risk. If the kidnappers after her sister discover they've abducted Sarah instead, she will surely pay with her life...Rob Carmichael survived his disastrous family by turning his back on his heritage and becoming a formidable Bow Street Runner with a talent for rescuing damsels in distress. But Sarah is one damsel who is equal to whatever comes. Whether racing across Ireland with her roguish rescuer or throwing herself into his arms, she challenges Rob at every turn.
Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine Beau Junger decked her mob-connected boss, spirited her out of the city, and claimed that Stella's half-sister, the one with the perfect life, sent him. Now Stella has no choice but to go along for the ride. The Marine Corps was Beau's escape from his old man's legacy of naval heroism and serial philandering, but no amount of training could prepare him for the day he looked in the mirror and saw his father staring back. The answer: swear off meaningless sex. Oh, and find a way to make Stella Leon quit being so damn hot.
Tired of running, Zoe Tamarin, reaching the glorious beach of Barefoot Bay, decides to stay and fight for her aunt's life and for a love she ran from years before.
Valentine Roncalli is finally getting her fairytale ending on the roof of the Angelini Shoe Company. Gianluca Vechiarelli is the man of her dreams. But is life ever easy? Once the whirlwind of the wedding dies down, Valentine quickly realizes that juggling her beloved shoe company with marriage and an upcoming family will be the most difficult balancing act she's had to learn. Combined with the fact that Gianluca seems to be hiding more than one secret back in Italy.
Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it's discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she'll no longer be a wallflower; she'll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade. A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke's tattered reputation. Seducing her is simply a bonus. And then Emma does what he never expected: she refuses his advances. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Quite damnably alluring. London's Least Likely to Misbehave has aroused the curiosity, among other things, of London's most notorious rogue. Now nothing will suffice but to uncover Emma's wanton side and prove there's nothing so satisfying as two perfect strangers being perfectly scandalous together.
"A Stranger to the Rescue Colby Blaine has been a loner his whole life. And he isn't about to change now. But that doesn't mean he can ignore people in trouble. When he rides up to an inexperienced wagon train under attack, he doesn't hesitate to jump into the fray. It's only after the raid that he really lands himself in hot water... Naomi Kessling is certainly grateful to Colby for saving her family and agreeing to lead their train to safer territory. But the man has an infuriating way of knowing just how to get under her skin, he asks too may questions about a past she doesn't want to remember, and his touch makes her long for far more. Yet the more time they spend together, the more Naomi sees that perhaps it's Colby who needs rescuing the most..."-- back cover.
Two strangers live among the Cherokee--Jesse has a warrior's heart, and Adelaide has deadly dreams that foresee the future, a future they must face together.
What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now--a mere three weeks later--Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off, and get back out there -- or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn't easier said than done. Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States--and leave Charlie behind. In a moment of impulsiveness, Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience--and make her ex jealous in the process. But juggling a fiancé, hiding out from her former best friend, and managing her job at the family vineyard isn't easy. And as sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love.
Daphne Honeycote needs to track down and destroy the two scandalous portraits that she posed for before her reputation is ruined, but the dashing Benjamin Elliot, Earl of Foxburn, refuses to part with the one he owns.
What woman hasn't dreamed of what it would be like to marry a Navy SEAL? Dan McCullum is everything Aria has ever imagined sweet, strong, and sexy as hell. She just never expected how tough the SEAL life would be. Dan could be gone at a moments notice and not allowed to tell her where he's going or when he will be back. Dan has never backed down from a challenge in his life. But this one is his hardest yet. How does he balance his duty to his country with a soul deep love for Aria? Its going to require patience, ingenuity, and some of the hottest homecomings he can dream up. Because for him, this isnt a fling, this is forever.
After two very public broken engagements with two very famous men, Addison Monroe is ready to avoid the spotlight. She decides to put her wedding planning experience to good use by opening a bridal boutique. Setting up shop in small town Kentucky is the perfect way to escape prying eyes and live a quiet, single life. Investment consultant Reid Greenfield is fed up with weddings and not his own. He is certain his sister's plan to turn their family farm into a wedding reception venue will lead to bankruptcy. Reid hopes that city girl Addison will be an ally in getting his sister to change her mind before she loses her savings. Instead, Addison adores the idea and jumps on board. It's a risky business, especially once romance gets involved. But sometimes a little risk brings a huge reward.
What does it matter if Kate, Lady d'Allenay, has absolutely no marriage prospects? She has a castle to tend, an estate to run, and a sister to watch over, which means she is never, ever reckless. Until an accident brings a handsome, virile stranger to Bellecombe Castle, and Kate finds herself tempted to surrender to her houseguest's wicked kisses. Disowned by his aristocratic family, Lord Edward Quartermaine has turned his gifted mind to ruthless survival. Feared and vilified as proprietor of London's most notorious gaming salon, he now struggles to regain his memory, certain of only one thing: he wants all Kate is offering and more. But when Edward's memory returns, he and Kate realize how much they have wagered on a scandalous passion that could be her ruin, but perhaps his salvation.
The last thing Zach Sullivan wants is to take care of his brother's new puppy for two weeks. Until he meets the dog trainer, that is. Heather is bright, beautiful, and he can't stop thinking about her. Unfortunately, she just might be the only woman on earth who wants nothing to do with him.
Interior designer Tessa McKenzie has built a good life far from her Washington hometown. She intends to get back to it as soon as she sells the cluttered Victorian house and antiques shop she inherited from her sister, Emily. But leaving Apple Valley a second time won't be so easy. There's her grieving nephew, Alex, to consider. And there's Sheriff Cade Cunningham, the adolescent crush who could easily break her heart again if she let him. To Cade, Tessa was simply his high school sweetheart's kid sister. But now there's no denying she's a beautiful and caring grown woman, one he'd like to get to know. Except that Tessa is determined to leave again. If Cade wants to change her mind, he'll have to show her that small-town life has its lovable side and that he does too. Most of all, he'll have to convince Tess they're good together, and that every step has led her right where she was always meant to be.
There's a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.
Tessa Galloway, the gardener at Barefoot Bay's new resort, begins an complicated romance with John Brown, who is in the witness protection program and needs a job and a wife in order to be reunited with his twin toddlers.
Felix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is The Ideal Gentleman, a man all men want to be and all women want to possess. Even Felix himself almost believes this golden image. But underneath is a damaged soul soothed only by public adulation. Louisa Cantwell needs to marry well to support her sisters. She does not, however, want Lord Wrenworth, though he seems inexplicably interested in her. She mistrusts his outward perfection, and the praise he garners everywhere he goes. Still, when he is the only man to propose at the end of the London season, she reluctantly accepts. Louisa does not understand her husband's mysterious purposes, but she cannot deny the pleasure her body takes in his touch. Nor can she deny the pull this magnetic man exerts upon her. But does she dare to fall in love with a man so full of dark secrets, any one of which could devastate her, if she were to get any closer?
One by one, Madaris men have surrendered to the matchmaking schemes of Felicia Laverne Madaris, matriarch of the family. But Lee Madaris isn't letting anyone else control his destiny. He'll bring a bride of his own choosing to the family's holiday gathering if his hotel's gorgeous new chef will agree to a marriage of convenience.
An adoptee sets out on Christmas to find her biological family but the deaths of two women in her small Amish town halt her search and bring more confusion to her truth seeking. When she tries to stave off advances from her parent's preferred suitor, she realizes the person she is meant to be with has been there all along.
An adoptee sets out on Christmas to find her biological family but the deaths of two women in her small Amish town halt her search and bring more confusion to her truth seeking. When she tries to stave off advances from her parent's preferred suitor, she realizes the person she is meant to be with has been there all along.
Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend's brother, Hunter, for, like, ever. Hes the key to everything she's always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she's kissed exactly one guy, she has the perfect plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom: take a few pointers from someone who knows what hes doing. Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, hes beyond gorgeous, but he's also dangerous and deep with a troubled past. Soon what started as a lesson in attraction is turning both their worlds upside down, and showing them just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to whats real.
"Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out. Clementine, a high school student, has an average life: she has friends, family, and the romantic attention of the boys in her school. When her openly gay best friend takes her out on the town, she wanders into a lesbian bar where she encounters Emma: a punkish, confident girl with blue hair. Their attraction is instant and electric, and Clementine finds herself in a relationship that will test her friends, parents, and her own ideas about herself and her identity"-- from publisher's web site.
Penniless and desperate for an adventure, Evie Lawrence moves to the Oregon Territory in 1851, intending to build a restaurant in one of the new settlements there.
"Cindy Woodsmall's latest book For Every Season concludes the remarkable love story and the choice Rhoda Byler must make between brothers Jacob and Samuel King"-- Provided by publisher.
Keeping the fact that she needs a liver transplant a secret, Callie Vanetta, determined to spend whatever time she has left on her own terms, moves out to her grandparents' farm where she takes in Levi McCloud, a drifter and handyman, and discovers that she does have something to lose--her heart.
After Nicole Perkins opens her store, The Christmas Attic, in Fool's Gold, California, business is booming; and, as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush.
Sarah remains deeply in love with her husband of ten years. Boone Walker, a professional baseball player, travels almost year-round while Sarah stays home and cares for their two children. Living apart most of the time makes life difficult, especially since Sarah often wonders whether Boone is sharing his bed with other women on the road. When Boone faces yet another career change, it adds more stress to an already turbulent marriage.
Set against an ominous backdrop of California in the 1940's, deep in the agricultural heartland of the Great Central Valley, "Manana Means Heaven" reveals the desperate circumstances that lead a married woman to an illicit affair with an young, aspiring writer.
Hope Warren doesn't do happily-ever after. Or optimism in general. After a breakup that shredded her self-esteem, and earning a so-far-useless art degree, the only thing she's (barely) living for is a dream home way out of reach. So when outgoing Irishman Dylan Healy keeps getting in her face, she's sure there's a catch. He's challenging her idle creativity. He's as kind as he is charismatic. And he's sparking a hunger Hope didn't know she had. Suddenly she's willing to try everything and anything, especially Dylan himself. Dylan has enough on his plate between launching his online greeting card company and starting an art-themed daycare center. But he can't resist teasing Hope out of her cynical shell, turning her ideas into crazy-profitable success or wanting more of the vibrant, sensual woman she truly is. Now he's willing to put everything on the line to convince her that what's between them is not only real, but worth a lifetime of dreams.-- Page  of cover.
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a 'wonderful' husband, his first reaction is shock.
Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.
A shocking betrayal... Riches. Power. An ancient heritage of pride. The Earl of Druridge wanted only for an heir. So when he learned that his wife was carrying another man's child, he was filled with a thirst for vengeance. But he wasn't the one who caused Katherine's death. Or was he? To his horror, he remembers nothing of that dreadful night, when, when their last shocking confrontation ended in scorching flame and cold blood. A forbidden love... Rachel McTavish, the beautiful daughter of a coal miner, knows something about the fire that took Lady Katherine's life. In secret, the strong willed girl strikes a bargain with the desperate earl: he must send his physician to help her dying mother or he may go to the scaffold and the devil. The Earl agrees, but Rachel is still unsure that her revelation will be enough to save him when so many wish him dead. Passionately drawn to the nobleman, despite all the doubt and mystery that shroud him, Rachel wonders if he can really be a murderer. Or if he is the only man who will ever own her heart.
After fraudulent spiritual medium Violet Bastien flees England, Daniel Mackenzie, a rogue from a scandalous family, is determined to find the woman who touched his heart.
"Aspiring singer Sophie Tresilian had the world at her feet, fame, fortune, and true love, until the man of her dreams broke her heart. Now she's the toast of Europe, desired by countless men but unwilling to commit to any of them. Then Robin Pendarvis walks back into her life. Four years ago, Robin had hoped to make Sophie his bride, but secrets from his past forced him to let her go. It might be against every rule, but somehow, some way, he will bring them together again."-- p.  of cover.