Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée's desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back--and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman. Agnes Keeping has never been in love--and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage. When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she's determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.
"In the little town of Cape Light, Reverend Ben Lewis reflects on Christmas past-while his beloved daughter, Rachel, looks to the future. A box of old photographs sparks long forgotten memories for Reverend Ben, images of himself when he was a young minister, a newcomer to Cape Light and his congregation. He remembers the very first Christmas at his new church, when nothing turned out as he expected. A prominent church member and benefactor, Oliver Warwick, stood accused of a serious crime, and the entire town and congregation were quickly torn apart. Ben knew that he must carry the banner of God's love and mercy into the fray, all the while struggling to win his church's confidence and respect and prove to all-including himself-that he was worthy of his calling as a minister. As her father looks back, Rachel Anderson looks to the future, trying to imagine a life without her beloved husband, Jack. But then, single-dad Ryan Cooper appears on her doorstep like an unexpected package. Her son's basketball coach is just the man Rachel needs to shake up her world and show her there's such a thing as focusing-and fretting-too much. Ryan's gentleness, charm, and understanding are a convincing combination, and Rachel soon finds herself imagining a new world filled with hope and love. But deep loss and old fears are not so easily dispelled, and Christmas brings Rachel a serious choice: cling to a past filled with comforting memories, or reach for a future of bright possibilities. "-- Provided by publisher.
Pandora, Brooke and Melanie's gothic friend, had her heart broken by a bad boy rocker. He is "ripped." And he's back in town with the biggest concert of the year. Pandora hates him so much that she asks Melanie to come with her to throw eggs and soiled diapers at him. When they are caught by security, Melanie spills the beans that Pandora knows the band and to ask the lead singer (Melanie is merely attempting to get security to release them.) So, our sexy bad boy rocker is summoned after the concert, and he's sticky and smelly and pissed as hell. Especially when he realizes Pandora-a shit load of fucking trouble-is to blame. He decides not to press charges if she will follow certain conditions he will set, none of which Pandora likes, and all of them which imply them being in close contact once again. When Pandora ends up conceding to his wishes, the passion they once shared flares up unexpectedly, and no matter how much she pretends to hate him, she loathes that he knows how much she wants and still loves him even more.
"Ski instructor Annie Bennett has come home to help her parents on their Colorado ranch, but Marshall Stone, the surveyor on their neighbor's land, is out to prove to her that she is all he wants for Christmas"-- Provided by publisher.
"Maggie and Emily have been best friends despite their different backgrounds. But after many golden summers, Emily and Maggie grow apart. When Cameron Chadwick, a wealthy Wall Street broker, appears on the scene taking moonlit walks on the dunes with Maggie and romancing Emily in Manhattan, their friendship is put to the ultimate test"-- Provided by publisher.