A Bachelor, a Bachelorette and a Baby...It was the formula for disaster-novelist Jeb Lacey was left holding a baby! No wonder Meg Hubbard seemed heaven-sent; she was, after all, a woman, and bound to be naturally gifted with children. Meg only agreed with Jeb's optimism to get a newspaper interview with him, but within the change of a diaper she was utterly entranced by little Eleanor.However, Meg's grandmother, Annie Mae, didn't hold with this newfound domestic bliss: to her, babies needed parents-married ones!
He Held the Key to Her HeartEmma Ballentine had come to Balleymore looking for the answers to questions she'd had her whole life. In a cryptic letter left for her in her father's will, he'd instructed her to go to the historic estate, and she was sure it held the key to her past.But Emma discovered more than she'd bargained for: an inheritance, a mother she'd thought was dead and a woman who claimed to be Emma! The most startling-and unsettling-discovery of all, however, was John Weld, who awakened her heart....
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO An accidental mom! After the latest in a long line of romantic disasters, Hope Latimore had decided there was only one thing for it--she would have to enter a convent! That or take the job her father had arranged for her as a stand-in nanny. Only Bruce Latimore had neglected to mention that her new boss was Ralph Browne--the man who had made her high school days hell! Hope, the "baby" of the Latimore family, was beginning to think that perhaps the nuns would have been a better idea! But she couldn't leave Eddie and little Melody with a bachelor dad to contend with. Sexy, Ralph might be, but it was clear that this hero knew less than Hope about bringing up kids!
Nobody's Girl?As far as Faith Latimore was concerned, that was the way she wanted to stay! Why, then, did Lady Sunny seem so determined to throw her together with Harry Holson? Drop-dead gorgeous he might be, but he was also a liar. The trouble was, until she could expose Harry's dirty double-dealings over a hotel construction, Faith was going to have to put up with his company-and the fact that he obviously found her very attractive, too!
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO Dream Lover... Though Rose told herself that she wasn't looking for another involvement, it would be nice if the man of her dreams swept her off her feet. But the trouble with daydreams about Mr. Right was that sometimes you found him! When Sam Horton arrived in town, Rose instantly recognized Husband Material; he also came as part of a family package, with daughter included. However, foolish fantasies were one thing, reality quite another: Sam was acting as lawyer for Chad Westbrook, local Romeo and cheater of widows, who had hired him to sue Rose! "Emma Goldrick's light humorous touch...gives readers a wonderful lasting impression." -Romantic Times HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
A Tough Little LadyHow dare Charlie Wheeler suggest that she needed a man-for anything! It looked to her like he, and his little daughter, Cecilia, needed the tender loving care that a woman could provide. Cecilia might act tough, but Leonie knew that underneath it all was a vulnerable little girl. Well, maybe Leonie was a little lonely at night...and perhaps Charlie did have deep, dark eyes and a smile that could warm her heart. But in Leonie's experience, men were just plain bad luck-but could that luck be about to change?
Emma is accustomed to taking care of other people, so Sir Paul Wyatt's proposal comes as a shock to her. Why would he want to take care of her? Could this renowned surgeon be the answer to all of her dreams? Reissue.
A contract wife! Dr. Harry Mason was a man with a mission and a nine-year-old daughter. He needed a wife, and Laurie Michelson seemed just perfect! He'd proposed a marriage of convenience and, to save her family home, Laurie had reluctantly accepted. But her disastrous first marriage had made her wary, and so she had insisted on a temporary contract-ninety days with an option to buy! Unfortunately, Laurie had reckoned without Harry's charm and her new stepdaughter's powers of persuasion. Within days she had fallen in love with them both! Now all she had to do was convince Harry to take her on a more permanent basis-like the next sixty years or so! "Emma Goldrick tickles readers' funny bones." -Romantic Times
One day had changed her life it had been Mandy's twenty-first birthday- and the day she met Brian Stone, the handsome adventure writer. Events quickly snowballed. Drawn to the idea of a secretary who wouldn't answer back to him, Brian hired Mandy to work for him. Greatly attracted to having an amenable wife, he also asked Mandy to marry him. But Mandy wasn't sure that Brian was really attracted to her-even though she was certain of her love for him. And there was no easy way to tell Brian just exactly how she felt.
A Strange State of AffairsSharing the same island hideaway with gorgeous Selby Farnsworth and his mischievous son wasn't Abby's idea of heaven-especially with all the chaos created by the two Farnsworth men.TLC was in short supply and Abby seemed destined to dole it out in large doses. Selby, in return, seemed determined to dazzle her with kisses. Slowly but surely, the island was becoming paradise.Until a throng of reporters showed up demanding to know what Congressman Farnsworth was doing there-and just who was the lovely woman with him? And that's when Selby told them Abby was his wife!
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