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Rancher Gabe Tanner was content to ride herd on bachelorhood forever. And if it hadn't been for that blasted bachelor tax, he would have. Even if every glimpse he had of Rosemary Gibson, the preacher's daughter, warned him he didn't have a prayer of remaining single...!Life's usual dreams-love, home, children-would always elude Rosemary Gibson, or so she thought. Until the day Providence mixed the devilish Gabriel Tanner, two angelic kids and one prim yet passionate parson's daughter into a most unusual ready-made famil...!
Lucas O'Reilly did things his way. . . and as founder and mayor of Thunder Canyon, he answered to no one-and liked it that way. Except lately, now that he owned one of the bigger spreads, and richer mines, under the wide Montana sky, he'd been thinking a wife would be nice. Maybe an agreeable little woman to brighten his house-and warm his bed. A mail-order bride would be one special delivery, he decided. But what he got instead was a surprise package with a firecracker inside named Miss Jennifer Alston. Sassy and opinionated, she was not what he'd expected-but exactly what he needed, In spite of himself!
She thought her fate was sealed...Isabella Montgomery's future looked bleak. Before her father died, he betrothed her to Juan Garcia, an old ranchero infamous for cruelty. Now, shut away in a convent, she dreaded the day he would come to claim her.Until a dark horse revealed her true destiny...Rafael McKenzie needed a bride before he came into his inheritance. The moment he laid eyes on Isabella, he knew she was the one. Breaking into the convent and capturing her was easy enough, but stealing her heart was another story....
Wrap up warm with these three Christmas tales A Family for Christmas by Carolyn Davidson When a handsome widower and his young boy are stranded at Joy Watson's Missouri homestead just before Christmas, the true meaning of love and family is revealed. A Christmas Miracle by Carol Arens Laira Lynne is striving to save her beloved town. New arrival Rayne Lantree is the only man with the power to make her dream come true...if he'll just believe in a little Christmas magic! Christmas with Her Cowboy by Lauri Robinson Ranch hand Tanner Maxwell is not pleased that Anna Hagan has returned to the Double Bar for Christmas. But the little girl he once knew is now all grown up....
Choose A Man Or Be Left Behind!So said the code of the West for women alone on wagon trains. But newly widowed Jessica Beaumont had a baby on the way, and what kind of man would willingly take on another man's child? Apparently the rugged, handsome kind, for wagon-train scout Finn Carson staked his claim on her early...and swore never to let go!Finn Carson Was An Honest Manwho honestly wanted Jessica Beaumont to cherish and love forever. But would this fetching beauty accept him if she discovered his connection to the danger stalking her? Or would their chance at happiness be lost before it was truly found?
All she wanted was a kitchen to run and a garden to tendBut when Doc Gray offered his name to her and the baby she carried, Ellie Mitchum was overwhelmed. How could she, a girl of "a certain reputation," ever be the kind of wife he needed-and deserved? Winston Gray knew that Ellie was the answer to his prayers. His life required a woman's touch; she needed a man to protect her. It was simple. But when her baby's real father returned, Win would learn that marriage, no matter how convenient, was never simple.
Something about the woman hit John Roper hard, right in the gut. She was frightened, her face bruised, yet her inner beauty and bravery were immediately apparent. And there was no way in hell he was leaving her alone to face a roomful of rowdy cowboys and whatever desperate circumstances had brought her there in the first place.But how he got from those first thoughts to making her his wife was something he was still wrestling with the next day.... He knew he'd put his life on the line to protect her. But would a man who knew nothing about being a husband ever be able to give Katie the happy ending she so deserved?
Tate Montgomery Needed a New Life And Johanna Patterson was the kind of woman who could make him leave the past behind. But how would he ever convince this reclusive spinster to open up her heart to him and his boys? It seemed to Johanna that she had always been alone. Until the day that Tate Montgomery turned up at her farm with a ready-made family, and an offer that would change her life forever.
Emmaline Carruthers Shed More Than Her Clothes Under the Brutal Western Sun...Her "citified" ways went next, along with her plans for a quiet, dignified life. Instead, she found herself bound to a hotheaded cowboy in a most inconvenient marriage!Ranch foreman Matthew Gerrity was used to having things go his way. So why was he having so much trouble getting his Eastern beauty of a wife to accept that he was the one in charge?
Harlequin Presents brings you four new titles for one great price! Escape with these four stories by USA TODAY bestselling authors. This Presents bundle includes The Greek's Marriage Bargain by USA TODAY bestselling author Sharon Kendrick, The Playboy of Puerto Banús by USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Marinelli, An Enticing Debt to Pay by USA TODAY bestselling author Annie West and The Divorce Party by Jennifer Hayward. Look for 8 new exciting stories every month from Harlequin Presents!
This brand-new two-in-one volume contains the breathtaking conclusion to Harlequin's exciting crossline miniseries featuring the Carradigne royal family. One contemporary story and one compelling historical prequel follow five titles in the Harlequin Intrigue( and Harlequin American Romance( series. Original.
JAMES WEBSTER DIDN'T DESERVE ANY SHOT AT HAPPINESS...Not when his actions had brought suffering to others. So he sought redemption on a remote Texas ranch. The last thing he needed was trouble in the form of the ranch manager's flirtatious, beautiful, innocent daughter, Alexis Powers.Wanting what he shouldn't have was an altogether different matter. Alexis's soft mouth and slender body tempted him mightily and Jamie knew that marriage was the only honorable course. But once this Lone Star lady became his bride, could he prove worthy of her love?
Roan Devereaux Could Gentle Any Filly With A Look And A Touch-but Kate Cassidy presented a real challenge. With her coltish grace and mile-wide stubborn streak, she was more woman than most men could handle-and exactly what he needed.Men were impulsive critters, Katherine Cassidy swore, and Roan Devereaux had only proved that when he'd up and asked Kate to marry him! It was a crazy idea-but no crazier than the sound of her heart singing "yes" in reply...!
On the run from a nightmarish life, Maggie had the power to stir feelings of forever in rancher Beau Jackson's soul. From the first moment, he knew he loved this sweet-spirited gamin, but would she ever feel anything more for him than gratitude?She must have died and gone to heaven, Maggie O'Neill swore, for Beau Jackson treated her with all the kindness and respect only a genuine lady deserved. But how was she to know if what she felt for him was love?
A Christmas Child by Carolyn DavidsonMarianne Winters has no one in the world but her baby brother and, with Christmas approaching, she needs somewhere warm to stay. Will she find her home, and a loving heart, with the lonely pastor, David McDermott?The Christmas Dove by Victoria BylinMaddie Cutler once snubbed bad boy Dylan McCall, but with nowhere else to turn she has come back to town--with a babe in arms. Dylan is a reformed man, and on seeing Maddie again he longs to heal her hurt--and claim her once and for all!A Baby Blue Christmas by Cheryl St. JohnTurner Price hasn't been the same since he lost his wife and child. But when he finds a young woman and newborn twin babies in his stable, he realizes this may be his second chance to be a loving husband and father, just in time for Christmas!
True love...under false pretenses?With her husband hanged for his secret criminal past, bewildered widow Glory Clark is left all alone to run the farm and care for her stepchildren. Then handsome stranger Cade McAllister shows up on her doorstep, bringing hope and tender feelings Glory has never experienced before in her young life.As a detective in search of the missing fortune Glory's husband stole, Cade has a hidden agenda. An arranged marriage is merely a stepping stone to getting what he wants.... But when what he wants becomes Glory, plain and simple, will their newfound bond withstand his deception?
SCAMS AND SCALAWAGSwere all in a day's work for undercover government agent Gage Morgan. Songbird Lily Devereaux was not. No soiled dove, she was a lady in need of protection. But once vows were spoken, would he ever be able to let her go, as their marriage bargain allowed...and her troubled heart might demand?SONGS AND SECRETSwere Lily's shield against the world. A desperate act had brought her to dire straits aboard a Mississippi riverboat. Now singing for her supper was the least of her problems, for gambler Gage Morgan tempted her with an unusual way out. But could she wed him and bed him without the promise of love?
Her fool brother had gone and lost his half of the family ranch in a game of cards, leaving her to live with her brother's mistakes, and handsome cowboy Mr. J. T. Flannery. Then trouble struck the ranch, and Chloe had no choice but to accept J.T.'s offer of marriage-no matter how inconvenient!The only thing the stubborn beauty wanted less than a business partner was a husband, but it looked as if she was about to be saddled with both! But as the battle of wills between the two began to heat up, so did their mutual passion....
THE MIDWIFEFOR THE SAKE OF HIS CHILDWidowed father Gar Lundstrom's offer of a marriage of convenience had given Leah the chance of a new life for herself caring for his children. Yet what would happen to her newfound happiness when the stalwart farmer learned the horrible secret that had sent her on the run?A biddable mother for his children was all that Gar had expected when he took Leah Gunderson to wife. Yet Leah's spirited presence lightened his dark and lonely existence, and made him long to find a way to free her from her troubled past.
Bestselling authors Susan Mallery, Bronwyn Williams and Carolyn Davidson bring you three brand-new stories about Montana's most popular family-the Kincaids, men and women who carved out lives in Big Sky Country and found true love in Whitehorn, Montana. Legendary rancher Caleb Kincaid discovers love is sweeter the second time around in the arms of an old flame. Younger brother Will woos the townspeople to his bank with the help of a sassy saloon girl who has a head for business and pleasure. Black sheep cousin James saves a schoolteacher from bandits and soon discovers she's stolen his heart!
On the run and in search of a hideout, Tyler had come to the isolated farmhouse expecting to find an older lady in need of a helping hand. Instead he found Debra Nightsong, an independent young woman whose exotic beauty mesmerized him. He'd vowed not to take advantage of the situation he'd placed her in, but soon found himself regretting his words.... An outcast from her tribe, half-breed Debra Nightsong wanted nothing more than to be left alone to tend her farm-until she was ambushed by a mysterious stranger. Tyler said he meant her no harm, yet he unnerved her-especially with his presence in her bed. He claimed it was only to keep her from escaping him, but Debra had never expected to find pleasure in the feel of a man's strong body against hers....
Jake McPhersonNEEDED A BRIDE...He was a Civil War veteran, wounded in body and soul. And when his wife died unexpectedly, he retreated from life, craving only solitude and his happy memories. But his young son needed a mother's love and guidance-even if Jake wanted no woman himself. So who better to choose than the town's spinster schoolmarm?Alicia MerriweatherWANTED SO MUCH TO LOVE... She had come to warn Jake his son was running wild. But she stayed because beneath his gruff exterior she saw Jake's pain and loneliness. Having borne the brunt of ridicule all her life, tall, plain Alicia understood both all too well. But could Jake ever learn to share his home and his heart?
A Make-Believe MarriageCassie Phillips wasn't really married to Will Tolliver, no matter what he told people. Not that being the wife of a man as kind and thoughtful as Will wouldn't be a dream come true. But even Will would abandon her once he learned what she was running from.Cassie Phillips was the kind of girl you took home to mother, and Will was determined to do just that. But he'd never expected that in order to protect her he'd have to tell a lie that could get them both in a lot of trouble. Especially if he couldn't convince Cassie that marrying him for real was the right thing to do.
If ever Grace Benson needs a man to ride to her rescue, now is the time-and Kansas preacher Simon Grafton is the man! When he encounters her on the roadside being brutally attacked by her uncle's farmhand, Simon doesn't flinch. He'll risk anything to defend this innocent from the madman who's still at large. As Simon helps her heal and gain a new foothold in life, it becomes clear that his heart is what needs defending. Soon his only course of action is to make her his bride....
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