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All the ways to ruin a rogue / Sophie Jordan.
All the ways to ruin a rogue /  Sophie Jordan.
Lady Aurelia hasn't always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother's best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention, sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land, until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting on his last nerve, she can't deny Max drives her to distraction even if she tries to pretend otherwise.


The Rocks : a novel / Peter Nichols.
The Rocks : a novel / Peter Nichols.
What was the mysterious, catastrophic event that drove two honeymooners apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island for sixty more years? Centered around a popular seaside resort club and its community, The Rocks is a double love story that begins with a mystery, then moves backward in time, era by era, to unravel what really happened decades earlier.


The marriage of opposites : a novel / Alice Hoffman.
The marriage of opposites : a novel / Alice Hoffman.
Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. But Rachel's life is not her own. To save her father's business, she is married off to a widower with three children. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédéric, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, Camille Pissarro, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.


The gift / Wanda E. Brunstetter.
The gift /  Wanda E. Brunstetter.
Leah Mast cures people with reflexology, but many scoff at this treatment, including Adam Beachy. When Adam becomes a father figure to his nieces due to a tragedy he finds himself needing Leah to fill the roll of mother.


Truly sweet / Candis Terry.
Truly sweet /  Candis Terry.


Wishes for Christmas / Fern Michaels.
Wishes for Christmas /  Fern Michaels.
With the holidays approaching Sisterhood member Maggie Spitzer wants to bring joy to a teacher from her past, while Toots and the Godmothers investigate a mystery surrounding a designer at an exclusive Charleston firm.


The forbidden billionaire / J.S. Scott.
The forbidden billionaire /  J.S. Scott.
Billionaire Jared Sinclair is ever wary of women who are only interested in his wallet. But since his arrival in Amesport, Maine, he has become intrigued with petite shop owner Mara Ross, who seems to want nothing from him. When Mara's business is bought without her knowledge, leaving her standing on the brink of ruin, Jared proposes a business deal to her. Soon they are involved in a steamy affair, but a revelation from the past shakes Mara's fragile trust in Jared to the core.


The hotter you burn / Gena Showalter.
The hotter you burn /  Gena Showalter.
Beck Ockley, millionaire playboy, has known the pain that love can bring and is determined never to feel it again. Harlow Glass, a vulnerable Southern girl and reformed bully, is trying to rebuild her life now that she's lost everyone and everything she's ever loved. Their chemistry burns white-hot, but commitment, the one thing Harlow wants, is the one thing Beck can't give...


30 days / Christine D'Abo.
30 days /  Christine D'Abo.
Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after-until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness-or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion.You'll know when the time is right, he'd said. Now it's two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now...


Lady be good / Meredith Duran.
Lady be good /  Meredith Duran.
Born to a family of infamous criminals, Lilah Marshall has left behind her past and made herself into the perfect lady. Working as a hostess at Eveleigh's, London's premier auction house, she leads a life full of art, culture, and virtue. All her dreams are within reach--until a gorgeous and enigmatic viscount catches her in the act of one last, very reluctant theft. Christian 'Kit' Stratton, Viscount Palmer, is society's most dashing war hero. But Kit's easy smiles hide a dark secret: he is haunted by a madman's vow to destroy anyone he loves. When his hunt for the enemy leads to Everleigh's Auction Rooms, he compels Lilah to help him. But one tempting touch may be their undoing--for what Kit needs threatens all Lilah holds dear, and losing her may destroy Kit--Page [4] of cover.


The Highlander takes a bride / Lynsay Sands.
The Highlander takes a bride /  Lynsay Sands.
Sword fighting, swearing, and riding astride come naturally to Saidh Buchanan. Simpering and holding her tongue-- definitely not. Raised alongside seven boisterous brothers, Saidh has little interest in saddling herself with a husband . . . until she glimpses the new Laird MacDonnell bathing naked in the loch. Though she's far from a proper lady, the brawny Highlander makes Saidh feel every inch a woman. She has an angel's looks, a warrior's temper, and seeks out his kisses with wanton eagerness. Little wonder that Greer is intrigued by his comely guest. When reckless desire overtakes them, he's more than willing to make an honest woman of her. But Saidh is the target of a hidden enemy, and Greer faces the battle of his life to safeguard the woman he wants above all others --


My very best friend / Cathy Lamb.
My very best friend /  Cathy Lamb.
Charlotte Mackintosh is an internationally known bestselling romance writer who has no romance, and remains a mystery to her fans. In fact, she has little in her life besides her work, her pampered cats, and her secluded home off the coast of Washington. And then there is her very best friend, Bridget, who lives in Scotland, where Charlotte lived until she was fifteen. Bridget, whom Charlotte hasn't seen in twenty years, but continues to write to--though the replies have stopped. Hurt by the silence, an opportunity arises to find answers--and maybe much more. Charlotte must finally return to Scotland to sell her late father's cottage. It was his tragic death when Charlotte was fifteen that began her growing isolation, and the task is fraught with memories. But her plans are slowed when she's confronted with the beautiful but neglected house, the irresistible garden--and Toran, Bridget's brother. Capable and kind, Toran has the answers Charlotte seeks. And as she is drawn deeper into the community she thought she'd left behind, Charlotte learns not only more about her dear friend, but about herself--and discovers a new and unexpected path.-- Provided by publisher.


The secret sister / Brenda Novak.
The secret sister /  Brenda Novak.
After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. Upon finding a box of old photographs, Maisey and her brother Keith begin to uncover distant memories of a little girl who they believe was their sister. Their mother claims there was no sister, but Maisey is convinced there was. So where is she now?


Lorie's heart / Amy Lillard.
Lorie's heart /  Amy Lillard.
Welcome back to Wells Landing, Oklahoma, the tranquil Amish community where still waters run deep and a brave young woman sets out to discover her faith, her family, and herself. . . Lorie Kauffman is grief-stricken when her father passes away unexpectedly. But her heartache quickly turns to bewilderment when she discovers he'd been leading two lives--one of simplicity and hard work in Wells Landing, and one fraught with painful ordeals in Tulsa. As she starts digging into her family's past, Lorie finds herself torn between the Amish world and the Englisch world--and she's no longer certain where she belongs. . . Lorie knows that if she leaves Wells Landing, she may never be able to return. But what if her destiny lies in the outside world--the world her father knew so well? Change is never easy, but with a bit of courage and the help of a handsome and kind-hearted Englischer, she just may find the peace, acceptance, and love she's been longing for --


Frisk me / Lauren Layne.
Frisk me /  Lauren Layne.


A wedding on Primrose Street / Sheila Roberts.
A wedding on Primrose Street /  Sheila Roberts.
There's nothing like a wedding! The joy, the fun, the memories--the stress. As a wedding planner, Anne Richardson has seen mothers of the bride turn into Momzillas, and she's determined not to do that when it's her daughter's turn to get married. But once Laney gets engaged, all bets are off. Anne becomes obsessed with giving Laney the perfect wedding she herself never had. And that wedding needs to be held in Icicle Falls at Primrose Haus, the perfect setting. Roberta Gilbert, owner of Primrose Haus, has been hosting events at her charming Victorian for thirty years. She's an expert on weddings, but not on mother-daughter relations. When her daughter, Daphne, comes home and decides to help with the business, the receptions become truly memorable--and not in a good way. Then there's the added complication of Roberta's gardener, who seems more interested in Daphne than he is in planting primroses... Tying the knot is a business that has everyone tied up in knots! --


Taking the heat / Victoria Dahl.
Taking the heat /  Victoria Dahl.
All revved up for bright lights and steamy nights, writer Veronica Chandler chased her dreams to New York City. When she hit a dead end, reality sent her back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Saving her pride and her new gig--writing a relationship advice column!--requires some faking. No one can know the truth about her big-city flop or her nonexistent sex life. But the town's irresistibly rugged librarian is determined to figure her out...and give her hands-on lessons in every wicked thing she wants to know. Gabe MacKenzie's heart might be in Wyoming, but secretly his future's tied up in his family's Manhattan legacy. Getting down and dirty with Veronica is supposed to give him a few memorable nights--not complicate his plans. But the thing about heat this scorching is there's just no going back...and it might be too hot for either of them to take--


Never too late : a novel / Robyn Carr.
Clare Wilson has bounced back from disasters before. After a freak car accident puts Clare in the hospital, suddenly men are coming out of the woodwork wanting her. But will she find love?


The art of sinning / Sabrina Jeffries.
The art of sinning /  Sabrina Jeffries.
American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father's business. He'd much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece he's driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes she's perfect for his work--and determines to capture the young heiress's defiant spirit and breathtaking sensuality on canvas. No stranger to scandal, Yvette agrees to be Keane's subject--in exchange for his help gaining entry to the city's brothels he knows intimately, so she can track a missing woman and solve a family mystery. But when their practical partnership leads to lessons in the art of sinning, can they find a bold and lasting love? --~At St. George's Club, guardians conspire to keep their unattached sisters and wards out of the clutches of sinful suitors. Which works fine...except when the sinful suitors are members! --


Summer at the shore / V. K. Sykes.
Summer at the shore /  V. K. Sykes.
Morgan Merrifield sacrificed her teaching career to try to save her family's bed-and-breakfast and care for her younger sister. She can't let herself get distracted by Ryan Butler. After all, the rugged ex-Special Forces soldier is only in Seashell Bay for the summer. But her longtime crush soon flares into real desire-and with one irresistible kiss, she's swept away. Ryan values his freedom. As much as he wants Morgan, he's not ready to settle down with anyone, much less in sleepy Seashell Bay. But his code of honor doesn't allow him to leave a woman in distress-and she's in desperate need of help to fix the inn. It only takes one day working under the same roof and Ryan is already hoping for a lifetime of hot summer nights.


Her brother's keeper / Beth Wiseman.
Her brother's keeper /  Beth Wiseman.
When Charlotte Dolinsky goes under cover, dressing Amish in order to find out what happened to her only brother, she doesn't anticipate a growing friendship with a quiet Amish man named Isaac Miller.


The Rosie effect : a novel / Graeme Simsion, author of the New York times bestseller The Rosie project.
The Rosie effect : a novel / Graeme Simsion, author of the New York times bestseller The Rosie project.
The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they're about to face a new challenge because--surprise--Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he's left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie. As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most--


Twice in a lifetime / by Dorothy Garlock.
Twice in a lifetime /  by Dorothy Garlock.
Sundown, Missouri, 1954. Clara Sinclair's hands are full. Her husband died years ago while courageously fighting in World War II, leaving her to raise their son Tommy alone. Tommy was always precocious, but now that he's a teenager, he's become wild and unruly. Clara needs help keeping him in line ... she just never expected that help would come from a handsome stranger. Race car driver Drake McCoy isn't one to be tied down. So when Drake and his mechanic friend make a pit stop in Sundown, he expects it's just for the night. But when he meets Clara, her sadness draws him to her, and soon he's thinking about putting down roots and becoming a family man. But when Drake's past gets in the way of his future with Clara and Tommy, how far will he go to protect his love of a lifetime?


A cure for suicide / Jesse Ball.
A cure for suicide /  Jesse Ball.


The kindness / Polly Samson.
The kindness /  Polly Samson.


The CEO buys in / Nancy Herkness.
The CEO buys in /  Nancy Herkness.
Billionaire businessman Nathan intends to win a bet that says he can find a woman to love him for something other than his money, and when he is helped out by new assistant Chloe when he is sick, he sees his chance.


 

 

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