Annie Sweetwater Wasn't Like Other GirlsAll her life everyone she'd ever known had told her so. Except Luke Carpenter, who never let her limp blind him to seeing her as she really was: a woman grown, full of dreams, desires and hopes for a future-with him!Luke Couldn't Remember A Time When He Hadn't Loved HerTo her family, she was a Dresden doll in a wheelchair. To Luke, she was his Sweet Annie, a woman of surprising gifts, with a heart as open as the wide Western sky. And he'd risk anything to make her his bride!
Secrets and lies made poor references, Linnea McConaughy knew. But her survival depended upon keeping her past hidden, especially from her employer, rancher Will Tucker. True, he'd shown her kindness, even tenderness, but could he ever accept her shameful past- and another man's baby?Will Tucker did not like surprises, and Linnea McConaughy was not the sturdy, past-her-prime widow he'd expected to manage his household. Instead, she was a tiny slip of womanhood desperately seeking a place to belong. Yet much to his growing surprise, that place seemed to be in his home-and his heart!
Mountain Rose by Cheryl St.John Teacher Olivia Rose knows what it's like to grow up alone and unwanted. But convincing reserved rancher Jules Parrish he can give his orphaned niece a real home won't be easy--unless Olivia seizes the chance of love and motherhood she never expected....A Family of Her Own by Ruth Axtell MorrenWar and tragedy destroyed Rianna Bruce's chance at happily ever after...or did it? Reuniting with her first love, Noah Samuels, proves that her feelings haven't gone away. In helping his young daughter, can Rianna show the disillusioned Noah the blessing of a second chance?
Only one man could help her. WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE... Shaine Richards's sleep was filled with dreams and nightmares. Dreams of a brooding, sexy, handsome man who made her long to touch him. And nightmares of her toddler nephew, who'd been lost in a river, crying out for her. Baffled by those images, she searched for answers-and found her way to Austin Allen's isolated home. The renowned psychic had turned away her letters and calls, but he would find her hard to refuse in person. Yet one glance at him shook her world. Because her dreams had come true. And now Austin had to help her find Toby....
Abandoned by Carolyn DavidsonThe sole survivor of a wagon train raid, Elizabeth Travis has been left with amnesia. Cameron Montgomery comes to her rescue and takes special care of her. But how can she desire him while she is a woman with no past?Almost a Bride by Cheryl St. JohnThe only unmarried woman in town, Charmaine Renlow has been waiting years for her beau to propose, and she's had enough. Maybe it's time to move on to greener pastures. . . like single father Jack Easton's homestead!His Brother's Bride by Jenna KernanOnly a desperate woman would marry a man she'd never met, even if it was her dying husband's last request. But with a young daughter to protect, Clara Justice is desperate, So she accepts the proposal from Nate, The black sheep of the family. . . .
The mysterious inheritance is the answer to a prayer. Now Irish lass Maeve Murphy and her sisters can come to America! She's sure happiness awaits her, even if it won't-can't-come from widowed ship doctor Flynn Gallagher. Yes, he made her his assistant, but she's not foolish enough to fall for the man all the eligible, wealthy female passengers admire.Flynn Gallagher may have his pick of ladies, but only one cares as he does for the sick and poor. Flynn vowed never to marry another woman who could break his heart. With Maeve, has his heart found safe harbor at last?
Small town Christmas-Three big proposals!Christmas in Red Willowby Cheryl St. JohnChloe Hanley must save the town church. But only if she can convince reclusive carpenter Owen Reardon to help repair the broken heart of the community and open his own up again- in time for Christmas!The Sheriff's Housekeeper Brideby Jenna KernanRunning from her past and a crime she didn't commit, Eliza Flannery bumps into her future-all rugged six-foot sheriff of him! Single father Trent Foerster mistakes her for his housekeeper, but there's no mistaking his desire for a mistletoe kiss from this mysterious miss.... Wearing the Rancher's Ringby Charlene SandsCooper Garnett is shot and left for dead near Double J Ranch when widow Rachel Bodine comes to his aid. Could his unexpected arrival be the best Christmas gift ever- a second-chance family for Rachel and her little son?
Three heartwarming stories full of holiday sparkle and romance!Christmas Day Family by Cheryl St. John Marvel Henley though she was content until the new handsome doctor Seth Paxton and his adorable kids crashed into her life! Suddenly she began to yearn for things she had long stopped wishing for. . . Fallen Angel by Jenna Kernan When Abby March is accidentally shot she and her young boy are taken into a rugged stranger's care. Dark and mysterious, Ford Statler hides a softer side and offers much more than just a Christmas to remember. . . One Magic Eve by Pam Crooks Chet Latimer is attracted to Sonja Kaplan despite local gossip, and he finds himself asking Sonja for help with his motherless little boy. With Christmas on the horizon and magic in the air, their lives may just change. . . forever!
Today's highly competitive fiction market requires writers to imbue their novels with that special something - an element that captures readers' hearts and minds. In Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict, writers will learn vital techniques for writing emotion into their characters, plots and dialogue in order to instill that special something into every page.
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