Its a Christmas miracle for the Happy Hoofers--Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini. Theyve scored a gig at New York Citys Radio City Music Hall with the legendary Rockettes, complete with sexy Santa suits and microphones on their shoes. But when a dazzling diva of a dancer is found dead under the stage, theres quite a lineup of suspects. In between rehearsals and seasonal sightseeing--and the discovery of a multi-talented, multi-colored cat--the toe-tapping troupe has to sort out the intrigue before another victim kicks the bucket... --
'Tis the night before Christmas and all through the house is the presence of one wickedly hot cowboy who's come to stay for the holiday. Fiona Logan is downright shocked to return to her childhood home and find that the tall blond stranger who came to her rescue on an icy road will be sleeping just across the hall from her bedroom. Talk about temptation . . . Jud Dawson never believed the Lucky Penny Ranch would live up to its name until now. Fiona is gorgeous, smart, funny, and everything he thought he'd never find. Now all he has to do is convince her to stick around town instead of hightailing it back to Houston. But with wild weather, nosy neighbors, and a new baby in the family, getting her to admit that she's falling in love might just take a Christmas miracle.
While painting murals in a new coffee house, witch and artist Annabelle Britton is asked by the owners to evict a restless spirit before the grand opening, which leads to the discovery of hidden smugglers' tunnels beneath the shop, a dead body and a killer with a score to settle.
Business is blooming at Natures Way Market & Cafe, and shop owner, holistic doctor, and amateur sleuth, Willow McQuade has never been happier. Her new medicinal herb garden is a hit, so is her new book, shes in love with ex-cop and animal rescuer Jackson Spade, and enjoying teaching seminars about edible plants and natural remedies. But everything changes when Willows old boyfriend and TV producer, Simon Lewis, winemaker David Farmer, and his wife Ivy, ask her to cater a party at Pure, their new organic vineyard, to kick off North Forks Uncorked! week and the competition for Wine Lovers magazines $200,000 prize. Pures entry, Falling Leaves, is the favorite to win, and the wine flows freely until after Simons toast when smiles give way to looks of horror. Ivys twin sister, Amy has been murdered! Turns out, the poison that killed her was actually meant for David. But who wants him dead? A rival vintner? Or someone closer to home? This time the truth may be a bitter vintage to swallow.
While planning a riverboat gambler-themed engagement party, a murder mystery dinner for charity and a businesswoman's retreat, party planner Liv McKay must solve the murder of a party girl with a penchant for married men and with the help of her best friend, but her efforts are thwarted by a killer with one seriously haunting vendetta.
Bakery owner Kara Hastings believes she can triumph over city slicker Nate Griffin in Briar Creek, Vermont's holiday contest, but never expects her feelings to get in the way of the competition.
From here to serenity: A real-estate developer takes a cruise to Miami on his yacht, and is attracted to his new personal chef.~Holiday spice: A Christmas-time tragedy has crushed the holiday spirit of photographer Miranda Lawson. She travels to Istanbul and meets a man who's also looking for escape.~A gift of love: A drama professor works on her playwriting at a cafe where an attractive male barista works.
Kennedy Sinclair never dreamed she'd own a pie shop and an orchard in a small town like Destiny Bay. But nestled between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it's the perfect place to cross something off her 'life's short so eat the icing first' list and start her life over from scratch. Her shop, Sweetie Pies, is famous for its hot, flaky apple turnovers and sinfully delicious deep dish pie. For Kennedy though, nothing is more enticing than the tall, strapping slice of temptation who keeps coming back for more--Page 4 of cover.