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Specializing In Cuts, Weaves, Manicures, Pedicures... and Passion. Rochelle Alers' Sweet Surrender Manicurist Maria Parker can't help but notice when a hunky financial planner brings his niece into Della's for a manicure. And when he starts to frequent the salon himself for manicures from Maria, she's pretty sure he has more than cuticles on his mind... Donna Hill's It Could Happen to You When Della turned Rosie's Curl and Weave into Della's House of Style, a few things managed to slip through the cracks-and now she's is under fire by the IRS. When a by-the-book IRS agent comes to investigate, Della is infuriated by his presence in the salon-and reluctant to admit that she's growing more than a little used to it... Felicia Mason's Truly, Honestly High-maintenance investment banker Sheila needs some serious pampering. On a whim, she decides to get a shoulder-length weave at Della's House of Style, and afterwards, visits and salon's lounge, where a sexy D. J. has a song in mind for her... Francis Ray's A Matter of Trust Single mother Hope Lassiter, once a critically acclaimed actress, is now a cosmetologist at Della's House of Style. When a handsome director tries to woo her back to the stage, Hope has to wonder if his intentions are more than professional...
From Felicia Mason, the Blackboard bestselling author of Testimony, comes a wise, winning story of a man and a woman who play by their own rules and make no promises. . .As the heir to the chain of Heart Federated department stores, twenty-eight-year-old Lance Heart Smith has his pick of a bevy of women--and takes full advantage of the situation. His playboy ways are an affront to his strict family, who soon issue an ultimatum: grow up or get cut off.Lance doesn't take orders from anyone. He's determined to find success on his own terms. And then he meets the person who could make it all happen. Beautiful former model Vivienne la Fontaine owns and operates a lingerie boutique, Guilty Pleasures. Her store is an investment opportunity that caters to Lance's not-so-guilty pleasure. When one thing leads to another, Lance thinks Viv may be what he's been looking for not just in business, but in life. But Viv won't put her freedom in jeopardy again. She has dark secrets, secrets she's never shared--and they aren't through with her yet. Just when happiness seems close enough to touch, the past comes back with a vengeance. . .and forces Lance and Viv to confront the truth or risk losing it all. . . Praise For The Novels Of Felicia Mason "Felicia Mason reaches new levels of excellence." --Romantic Times on Foolish Heart
Her Unexpected Hero Widow Summer Spencer is eager for a quiet life-without the worry of loving a man who lives life in the fast lane. But when fire chief Cameron Jackson starts to woo her, it's tough to resist his charms. Chief Cam can't ignore the sparks between him and the stately beauty. But when he learns she's from the richest family in town, he's not sure he can ever measure up to her expectations. Can he set aside his fears and give true love another chance?
Susan Carter has her hands full raising twins and running the Galilee Women' s Shelter-- she doesn' t need darkly handsome pastor Gabriel Dawson complicating her life. But she can' t avoid him, not after she opens his eyes to the plight of the battered women in his parish, whose drug-addicted men are connected to the Venezuelan cartel La Mano Oscura and the Diablo crime syndicate. Spending time with Gabriel, when he' s her auctioned " date" and again with her daughters, shows Susan both the gentleness and protectiveness of the former marine. And once Susan' s daughters decide that they want Gabriel as their new daddy, what else is there for a man of God to do... but become a family man?
"A super storyteller. . . she creates magic. " --Publishers Weekly Award-winning author Felicia Mason introduces us to a respectable Southern family turned upside-down by grief. . . and a hilarious and sometimes undignified search for a huge inheritance. . . After a lifetime spent scrubbing and mending for others, Ana Mae Futrell has passed away. Her siblings have reluctantly returned to their North Carolina hometown to bury the older sister they never really bothered to know. For instance, they didn't know she'd won big on a lottery ticket. Or that she had a son. But back to the money--Ana Mae's millions will go only to the person who can interpret the clues she's left behind in a quilt. Should they all fail, the fortune goes to Diamond Jim and Baby Sue--Ana Mae's cats--and a Reverend with whom Ana Mae shared a "special" relationship. . . Ana Mae's two sisters and brother hadn't really thought about Ana Mae in years, but now, with bills to pay, marriages on the line, and secrets ready to spill, she's all they can think about. And as the race to win begins, everyone involved finds there's more to gain than money. Because they're each going to learn a little something about Ana Mae--and a whole lot more about themselves. . . "A touching portrait of human desires and frailties. " --Booklist on Testimony"Felicia Mason reaches new levels of excellence. " --RT Book Reviews on Foolish Heart
"A super storyteller. . .she creates magic." --Publishers Weekly Award-winning author Felicia Mason introduces us to a respectable Southern family turned upside-down by grief. . .and a hilarious and sometimes undignified search for a huge inheritance. . .After a lifetime spent scrubbing and mending for others, Ana Mae Futrell has passed away. Her siblings have reluctantly returned to their North Carolina hometown to bury the older sister they never really bothered to know. For instance, they didn't know she'd won big on a lottery ticket. Or that she had a son. But back to the money--Ana Mae's millions will go only to the person who can interpret the clues she's left behind in a quilt. Should they all fail, the fortune goes to Diamond Jim and Baby Sue--Ana Mae's cats--and a Reverend with whom Ana Mae shared a "special" relationship. . .Ana Mae's two sisters and brother hadn't really thought about Ana Mae in years, but now, with bills to pay, marriages on the line, and secrets ready to spill, she's all they can think about. And as the race to win begins, everyone involved finds there's more to gain than money. Because they're each going to learn a little something about Ana Mae--and a whole lot more about themselves. . ."A touching portrait of human desires and frailties." --Booklist on Testimony"Felicia Mason reaches new levels of excellence." --RT Book Reviews on Foolish Heart
Island Love Songs Sultry days, hot nights and passion in the air... Enjoy the thrill of unexpected romance in three scintillating stories that lead to "I do," island-style... Seven Nights in Paradise by Kayla Perrin After flying halfway around the world to see her friend get married in Fiji, Melanie White bumps into the one man she's never been able to forget. Will one week be long enough to erase past mistakes and create sizzling new memories? The Wedding Dance by Carmen Green Vivian Franklin was asked to choreograph a surprise dance for a wedding in the Virgin Islands-and gorgeous best man James Smith has all the right moves. Almost every female in attendance wants to sweep him off his feet and right into the bedroom. But all James wants is Vivian-for tonight, and forever. Orchids and Bliss by Felicia Mason Baden Calloway ran away on her wedding day after deciding not to walk down the aisle. And she didn't stop until she reached Maui. Now lawman Jesse Fremont, her ex-fiancé's partner, is at her door, determined to win the woman he's always loved from afar....
Love Inspired brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. This Love Inspired bundle includes Her Unlikely Cowboy by Debra Clopton, North Country Mom by Lois Richer and The Fireman Finds a Wife by Felicia Mason.Look for 6 new inspirational stories every month from Love Inspired!
ROSIE'S CURL AND WEAVE: Four Novellas - STEP INSIDE FOR A DAY OF BEAUTY, LAUGHTER. . . . AND LOVE. Whether you want a cut, weave or braid; a facial, manicure, or massage; there's always a helping hand-and a sympathetic ear at Rosie's Curl and Weave on 125th Street in Harlem. And sometimes, when you least expect it, love walks in the door. So sit back, relax, put your feet up, and enjoy, as four talented writers render four magical stories about the love of beauty and the beauty of love. Rochelle Alers gets the sparks flying, as a high-maintenance banker finds herself falling, against her better judgement, for a handsome delivery man who walks into Rosie's. . . . Donna Hill puts the assistant manager of Rosie's in the path of a fine-looking contractor, whose hypnotic honey-brown eyes could be her undoing. . . . Felicia Mason helps the owner of Rosie's discover that you don't have to be young -- just young at heart -- to fall in love. . . . Francis Ray turns a timid, dowdy duckling into a confident, sexy swan -- and sends her into the arms of a handsome artist -- with the help of Rosie's Curl and Weave. . . .
Then Sings My SoulFrancis Ray Tempers flare and sparks fly when Summerset Junior College's hip band leader and Peaceful Rest Church's prim choir director are teamed up to organize a musical for a college celebration. It seems opposites do attract. Soon Grace Thompson and Caleb Jackson are meshing more than just their music.Make a Joyful NoiseJacquelin Thomas Bradley Rhodes knows that the Peaceful Rest Church choir is his ticket back to the big time, but he arrives at the church to find that the current standout voice in the choir stands out for all the wrong reasons. Yet as he helps Desiree Coleman, her music starts to work on his soul...and his heart.Heart SongsFelicia Mason Reverend TC Holloway, Peaceful Rest Church's most famous alum and a renowned television evangelist, finds a second chance at love at his reunion with Carys Shaw. Can TC's and Carys's musical talents combine to create a love song that will last forever?
Matt Brandon arrives in a small Oregon town to start over as choir director for a local church. Haley Cartwright is willing to do anything to prevent Matt from making changes to their choir. Though Haley protests, Matt can see how his music touches her. Can he use his music to work through her fears and show her blessings of love? Original.
R & B singer Marcus Ambrose needed a break from grueling work and travel, and participating in a small-town music and film festival in Oregon was the perfect excuse for a little rest and relaxation. But he never expected to fall head over heels for the town' s beautiful psychologist, who wasn' t at all impressed with his celebrity status.Dr. Kara Spencer seemed immune to Marcus' s attempts to woo her. Strong and independent, Kara wanted a man who believed in God, community and family, not flash and dash. How could he convince her that he used his music to inspire as well as entertain? That he couldn' t live another day without her by his side?
Mistletoe kisses, Christmas wishes and the joy of falling in love... A Gift from the Heart by Celeste O. Norfleet The ex who broke Janelle Truman's heart is back to save her father's company. Janelle can't believe that workaholic Tyson Croft has transformed into a caring family man. But Tyson knows what really matters now-and it all starts with one unforgettable Christmas... Mine by Christmas by Janice Sims All of tech mogul Adam Benson's success can't make up for the mistake he made by breaking up with Sage Andrews. Could a holiday weekend in breathtaking Vienna be the chance he needs to prove to the beautiful attorney that his flame for her burns hotter than ever? A Family for Christmas by Felicia Mason Upscale retailer Renee Armstrong moved to the suburbs to give her daughter a fresh start. She never expected to cross paths with someone like Trey Calloway, the sexy single dad living next door. With the Yuletide in full swing, will they discover the exquisite gift of a new beginning...together?
Love Changes Everything by Sandra KittCarter Morrison is a changed man. Grace Haley never imagined that her late husband's best friend would turn into the improved man she now sees. And when he asks her for a little Valentine's Day advice, she'll discover a longing deep in her heart....Sweet Sensation by Carmen GreenNessie Claiborne only wants to make her firm's annual Valentine's Day charity extravaganza a success. But the moment she tries to work with handsome, sensible executive Craig DuPont, she finds her impractical ideas and his hidden longings are producing a love affair neither expected.Made in Heaven by Felicia MasonVal Sanders doesn't believe in romance or love at first sight. Then she receives a gift certificate for a dating service and meets Eric Fitzgerald, the sexy bachelor owner. Has Eros loosed an arrow...one headed straight for Val's heart?ed straight for Val's heart?
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