From the author of Somebody Like You, a RITA finalist, and one of Publishers Weekly's top ten books of 2014, comes the story of a woman who has everything for a perfect wedding--except the groom!Winning an all-expenses paid Colorado destination wedding might seem like a dream come true for some people--but Caron Hollister and her boyfriend Alex Madison aren't even engaged. How is she supposed to tell him she's won their wedding and honeymoon when he hasn't asked her to marry him? Being "perfect for one another" seems like the absolute best reason to get married. But what if their supposedly faultless relationship is merely a safe place to protect his secrets and a way to keep their families happy? After quitting her job, Caron accepts her best friend's offer to visit Colorado. She needs to catch her breath. Who knows, maybe visiting the destination wedding site will make a future with Alex seem like a reality. Kade Webster just landed the biggest deal of his life with his company, Webster Select Realty, participating in the Colorado Springs Tour of Homes. He never imagined he would run into the woman who broke his heart--Caron Hollister--right when his career is taking off. Seeing her again, Kade can't help but wonder why Caron walked away from him years ago, leaving him with no explanation. When Kade learns his home stager won't be able to help with the Tour of Homes, he vaults past all the reasons he should stay away from Caron, and offers her a temporary job helping him on the project. This time, their relationship is purely business. Spending time with Kade has Caron questioning everything. The man intrigues her--at times infuriates her--and reminds her of what she lost. Has she been settling for what everyone expects of her? Just because others believe she and Alex are an ideal couple, does that mean they should get married? And how can Caron say "I do" to one man when she's wondering "what if?" about another?
Complete with new beginnings and the promise of happy endings, the Howard Books Spring 2013 Fiction eSampler has an array of debut authors and perennial favorites for you to try out and enjoy. Step back in time with our historical fiction, fall in love with our inspirational romance, and enjoy our contemporary stories. If you would like to learn more about any of our authors or the titles featured, please visit us at HowardBooksOnline.com, follow @Howard_Books, or like us at Facebook.com/HowardBooks and sign up to receive our free monthly e-newsletter to stay informed of all of Howard's fiction releases. With chapter excerpts from the following Spring 2014 new releases: Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner Friend Me by John Faubion The Traitor's Wife by Allison Pataki The Thief by Stephanie Landsem Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry Vow Unbroken by Caryl McAdoo The Shepherd's Song by Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury Fearless Hope by Serena Miller Sing for Me by Karen Halvorsen Schreck Fair Play by Deaanne Gist Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson Somebody Like You by Beth K. Vogt Visit HowardBooksOnline.com for more on these and other authors.
Complete with excitement, new beginnings, and the promise of happy endings, the Howard Books 2016 Fiction e-sampler has a great mix of debut authors and bestselling favorites for you to try out and enjoy--for FREE! Step back in time with our historical fiction, fall in love with our inspirational romance, and enjoy our contemporary stories. If you would like to learn more about any of our authors or the titles featured, please visit us at HowardBooksOnline.com, like us at Facebook.com/HowardBooks, follow us @Howard_Books, and sign up to receive our quarterly e-newsletters to stay informed of all of Howard's new releases. With chapter excerpts from the following Spring 2016 new releases: Eve by WM. Paul Young Promise to Keep by Elizabeth Byler Younts Esther by Rebecca Kanner Come to the Garden by Jennifer Wilder Morgan The Cairo Code by Glenn Meade Bride of a Distant Isle by Sandra Byrd Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury Close To You by Kara Isaac Broken Ground by Karen Halvorsen Schreck Almost Like Falling in Love by Beth K. Vogt The Progeny by Tosca Lee
In this e-novella kicking off the brand-new Destination Wedding series, Bellamy, a bride-to-be who dreams of a one-of-a-kind Manhattan wedding, gets caught up in all the planning, and things quickly spin out of control.What is the true cost of an ultimate uptown wedding? Bellamy grew up in a large, boisterous family. The Hillmans may not have had it all, but Bellamy learned how to stretch a dollar and make it look like she did. Now she's marrying Reid Stanton, the man of her dreams. While planning their one-of-a-kind Manhattan destination wedding, Bellamy gets caught up in all things Pinterest. It starts out simply enough with a "Save the Date Destination Wedding" board. Then it's the "Destination Wedding Dresses" and "Invitations" boards. As her ideas multiply, so does the cost of the wedding. Before she realizes it, all her creative planning has decimated the budget. Can Bellamy make things right, or will the cost of the ultimate wedding be losing the man she loves?
Wedding bells and storm clouds collide in the first engaging novel in a brand-new series about destination weddings, the power of love, and the possible mishaps and missteps that happen on a couple's journey down the aisle to "I do."Paramedic Vanessa Hollister has put her adolescence behind her, including the unwanted label of being the new kid in town over and over again, thanks to her father's military career. She's overcome what her mother called "the biggest mistake of her life" and is planning an elegant destination wedding in Destin, Florida with her new fiancé. But will the reappearance of her first husband from her what-were-you-thinking teenage elopement disrupt her dream of an idyllic beach wedding? As a professional storm chaser, Logan Hollister is used to taking risks. However, a reckless decision during the last tornado season has him questioning the future of his team, the Stormmeisters. Coming face to face with his ex-wife eight years after their divorce compels him to confront his greatest regret: losing Vanessa. Does their past give him the right to interfere with her future? A fast-moving, powerful hurricane throws Vanessa and Logan together as they evacuate to a storm shelter along with other residents of the Florida Gulf Coast. Forced to spend time together, the pair battles unexpected renewed feelings for each other. Vanessa and Logan are faced with a choice: Should they accept, once and for all, their teenage marital mistake? Or is God offering them a second chance at happily ever after?
Can a young widow find love again with her husband's reflection? Haley's three-year marriage to Sam, an army medic, ends tragically when he's killed in Afghanistan. Her attempts to create a new life for herself are ambushed when she arrives home one evening--and finds her husband waiting for her. Did the military make an unimaginable mistake when they told her Sam was killed? Too late to make things right with his estranged twin brother, Stephen discovers Sam never told Haley about him. As Haley and Stephen navigate their fragile relationship, they are inexorably drawn to each other. How can they honor the memory of a man whose death brought them together--and whose ghost could drive them apart? Somebody Like You is a beautifully rendered, affecting novel, reminding us that while we can't change the past, we have the choice to change the future and start anew.f Haley loving him as Stephen--and not as some reflection of his twin. How can Haley and Stephen honor the memory of a man whose death brought them together--and whose ghost could drive them apart? Somebody Like You reminds us that while we can't change the past, we have the choice--and the power through God--to change the future and start anew.
You Can't Hurry Love is the second enovella in Beth K. Vogt's Destination Wedding series. Elisabeth Straker has embraced her "always the bridesmaid, never the bride" role in life. But when she runs into the man who broke her heart years ago, Elisabeth questions her past--and future--choices.Is love enough to help us face our mistakes--and the challenges of a long distance relationship? When Elisabeth arrives in Denver to be the maid of honor at her friend's wedding, the last thing she expects is to run into Jamie Travers, her high school boyfriend, who is also the groom's best man. A bitter breakup when they were in college destroyed their hopes for a future together. Seven years later, is it possible for Elisabeth and Jamie to forgive one another and have a second chance at love? Read all of the Destination Wedding series--Almost Like Being in Love, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and Can't Buy Me Love--and fall in love with Beth Vogt's charming and irresistible characters.
A heartwarming follow-up to Beth K. Vogt's Wish You Were Here, called "quirky, snappy, and sweet" by bestselling and award-winning author Rachel Hauck, this e-short answers all of your lingering questions about Seth, Allison, and Daniel.Seth Rayner's plans and dreams for the future disintegrated two years ago--when his bride-to-be fell for his brother, Daniel, and bolted from the church just before saying, "I do." Meghan Holloway, Allison's best friend, is tired of men deciding she's too outrageous and not worth the effort to love. When Seth and Meghan are thrown together to plan a whirlwind wedding for Allison and Daniel, can they overcome their feelings of dislike they've held on to since high school and get along--and possibly find love? This feel-good short story will have you smiling from beginning to end as Seth and Meghan discover that sometimes opposites do attract.
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