Former Navy pilot Marlee Stein has only a few simple goals when she and her young daughter, Jo Beth, move home to Whitepine, Montana. Help her brother run Cloud Chasers, their family's charter air service, fly mercy missions for Angel Fleet, and be a good mother to Jo Beth, who's still dealing with the loss of her father. Meeting a man like park ranger Wylie Ames is not one of those goals. The feeling's mutual; he's not exactly thrilled with Marlee, either, even though his son, Dean, is beginning to love Jo Beth "and" her mother. Gradually a friendship forms between Wylie and Marlee. . . and then more. Surprisingly, wonderfully, more. Marlee becomes his friend and lover, but when the unexpected happens, she has to be his angel, too.
Turns out home may be where the heart is, after all...Briar Run, Kentucky, is where Annie Emerson grew up, where her grandmother Ida raised her. Annie, now a social worker in L.A., left years ago but returns home when Ida's health fails. She's devastated to lose her-and shocked to discover how badly the town has deteriorated. But she's inherited some money and uses it to help rescue Briar Run.Police chief Sky Cordova is dealing with an overabundance of crime, severe budget cuts and a battle over the custody of his five-year-old son, Zack. The last thing he needs is a woman with a cause stirring up trouble. Despite that, he's captivated by Annie and her passion to revitalize her neighborhood. He's not the only one, since Zack falls for Annie, too. Sky starts to realize that her way of bringing the town back to life-one house at a time-might work. Just as she's brought his heart back to life, one smile at a time...
A wagon train journey along the Santa Fe Trail is a catalyst for romance in these two full-length stories in which Emily Benton and Sherry Campbell each find love. Includes bonus features.
This isn't the life Casey Sinclair imagined. No husband, no job. . . and a baby on the way. To pay the bills, Casey takes a position at Wyatt Keene's photography studio. It's not perfect, but what choice does she have? The fact that she finds Wyatt incredibly attractive is an unexpected bonus. But something's holding Wyatt back. And Casey thinks she knows what it is--he's still grieving the loss of his wife and unborn child. So she hides her own pregnancy. As Casey and Wyatt get closer, it becomes more difficult for her to reveal her secret. Lying to her boss was a bad way to start, but how can Casey tell him the truth now--just when everything she's always wanted is in reach?
Love, family, success. Can you really have it all?Garrett Lock wants it all. He's a single father with a child he adores. He has a successful career. And now he wants a second chance at marriage, another shot at love-with Sherry Campbell.Despite her desire for a family, Sherry doesn't believe that love and independence are compatible. But when Garrett becomes her boss-and her neighbor-she starts to question her assumptions, falling first for his eight-year-old son...and then for him.Maybe with a bit of compromise and a lot of trust... you can have it all?
Starr Lederman. She was named after the Christmas star. She's a woman who knows her own mind and heart, a woman who values family and family traditions. So she's determined to giver her almost-adopted daughter, SeLi, the most wonderful Christmas possible.SeLi, who's nine years old and wise beyond her years, knows what she wants for Christmas. A dad. Which means a husband for Starr-whether Starr wants one or not! In fact, SeLi's already got a man picked out. Now she's going to wish extra-hard on the Christmas star, and the name she'll whisper is Clay McLeod.Clay McLeod. He's a rancher with a soft spot for children and animals. He believes in family. But he's not interested in marriage-especially to a woman as headstrong as Starr. A woman he believes is having an affair with his brother. His married brother.At Christmastime, though, things have a way of working out.
At home with a cowboyMiranda Kimbrough is a woman escaping her celebrity life. Linc Parker is a man with a debt to his past. Because of it, he's bought a ranch as a haven for kids-throwaway kids, homeless kids, runaways.Miranda, a runaway of a different kind, discovers Rascal Ranch. She falls for the place, the kids...and the man she considers a cowboy at heart.There's a problem, though. Parker despises the world of entertainers and celebrities, and once he finds out who she really is, all her dreams of marriage and family are going to collapse.Unless he, too, believes that together they can make a home-for each other and for the kids.
A man looking for answers. Widower Alan Ridge wonders if Laurel Ashline, a weaver who's just arrived in Ridge City, Kentucky, can do what no doctor has: help his daughter, Louemma. He's skeptical about weaving as therapy but he'll do anything for Louemma. Her injuries resulted from the accident that killed her mother-although Alan's never understood where his wife was going that icy winter day....A woman looking for a home. Laurel Ashline's grandmother was from this small town, and Laurel has come here to claim her inheritance-a cabin, plus forty acres-and to begin her new life....A child looking for a mother. Louemma Ridge wants three things: to get better, to unburden herself of a secret and, most of all, she wants a new mother. As her daddy soon finds out, she's chosen Laurel for the part....
Deputy sheriff and aspiring rodeo star Dylan "Duke" Adams has his hands full with the recent string of burglaries in Roundup, Montana, especially when the thief strikes at his family's ranch. Duke is trying to focus on the case, but he can't stop thinking about a different thief-the petite blonde who just stole his heart.Angie Barrington can't stand the rodeo. Though she's seen plenty of abused rodeo animals at her rescue ranch, for Angie it runs even deeper. No matter how kind and compassionate Duke is, at the end of the day he's still a cowboy. Right?When Duke makes it to the national finals, he finally has a chance to bring prestige-and much-needed money-to Thunder Ranch. But if competing means losing the woman of his dreams, how can he ever win?
The Lyon family matriarch has disappeared. And now her money's disappearing, too---bit by bit. Margaret Lyon's grandniece, Crystal Jardin, who looks after the family finances as well as those of the business, is growing more concerned every day. The Lyons wait anxiously during this time of crisis, hoping for word of Margaret. Then, as if Crystal's life wasn't complicated enough, she meets Caleb Tanner---and she falls for him. Hard. Even though Caleb's everything she doesn't want. He's too handsome. Too confident. And far too relentless. Can she afford to take a chance on her feelings?
FAMILY MANLove, family, success. Can you really have it all?Garrett Lock wants it all. He's a single father with a child he adores. He had a successful career. And now he wants a second chance at marriage, another shot at love-with Sherry Campbell.Despite her desire for a family, Sherry doesn't believe that love and independence are compatible. But when Garrett becomes her boss-and her neighbor-she starts to question her assumptions, falling first for his eight-year-old son...and then for him. She and Garrett both find there's more than one way to get what you want.With a little bit of compromise and a lot of trust...you can have it all!
A man looking for answersWidower Alan Ridge has to believe that Laurel Ashline, a weaver who's just arrived in Ridge City, Kentucky, can do what no doctor has: help his daughter, Louemma. He's skeptical about weaving as therapy, but he'll do anything for his little girl, especially after the accident that injured Louemma and took her mother's life.A woman looking for a homeLaurel Ashline's grandmother was from this small town, and Laurel has come here to claim her inheritance-a cabin, plus forty acres-and to start a new life. And maybe...to find a place to belong.A child looking for a motherLouemma Ridge wants three things: to get better, to unburden herself of a secret and, most of all, to have a new mother....
ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID...After a painful betrayal, Sylvie Shea put aside her dreams of becoming a successful New York wedding-dress designer and returned to her hometown in North Carolina. Now she outfits the town's brides and secretly works on her last original gown, sure her creation will never be worn-and certainly not by her, no matter how determined her family and the town are to see her walk down the aisle!Sylvie's new next-door neighbor can sympathize; the last thing Joel Mercer wants is to fall in love. He's moved to Briarwood to give himself and his little girl, Rianne, a fresh start. But it's Sylvie who helps them find it, as Rianne blossoms under her influence and even Joel starts to find her quirkiness charming. Simply, Sylvie gives them hope. If only Joel could figure out a way to return the favor....
At twenty-seven, Tibby Mack's the youngest resident of Yaqui Springs, a retirement community near California's Salton Sea. The folks there have become her family, her friends...and her matchmakers. But since the youngest man in town is sixty-five, their chances of success are slim to none. So when Cole O'Donnell comes to Yaqui Springs, he meets all the matchmakers' qualifications. Age: thirty. Looks: gorgeous. And he's inherited his grandfather's property. He's the answer to their prayers. Except that Tibby's livelihood-her late aunt's legacy-is located smack in the middle of Cole's inheritance...and Tibby won't let Cole install putting greens and water hazards on her small patch of the world for anything! But the matchmakers know these two are in love and that, every once in a while, love needs a nudge....
Over a year ago Garnet Patton's young daughter disappeared without a trace, kidnapped by her ex-husband. And now a big-city cop thinks a little girl in rural Georgia might be Sophie. Yet Detective Julian Cavenaugh insists on proceeding with the utmost caution. The child he saw appeared healthy and happy and doted on by a loving father. Without proof that the girl is Garnet's daughter, Julian can't make false accusations against an innocent man. Or raise a desperate mother's hope. Especially when he's already emotionally involved. Garnet knows in her heart that the girl is Sophie. And that she's fallen for Julian when she never expected to feel anything again. But when they arrive in Georgia, they learn that the girl has vanished once more. . .
Our Beloved Katie11-18-00Finding a silver urn by the side of a country road-you'd call that unusual, wouldn't you? Ex-cop Mitch Valetti certainly does.He knows this has to be a precious object, the memory of a life, and Mitch is determined to find the person who lost it.Unbeknownst to him, the person in question is a woman going by the name of Gillian Stevens. She's new to Desert City, Arizona, and when he meets her, he's attracted. Very attracted. But who is Gillian Stevens? What's she looking for-and who's she hiding from?The answers to those questions will change his life...and hers.
The LYON LEGACYThree original stories by three popular Superromance authors-in one volume. And The Lyon Legacy continues! Watch for Family Secrets, Family Fortune and Family Reunion-full-length novels coming in the next three months.It's fifty years since the Lyon family of New Orleans ventured into what was then an exciting new business-television. Despite objections from some in the family, Margaret Hollander Lyon believed it was the wave of the future...and the past fifty years have certainly proven her right!The Lyons created a legacy for their children and grandchildren-a legacy of business success and family loyalty.But the Lyon Legacy is also a history of feuding, betrayal, deceptions. Every family has its secrets, and the Lyons have more than most.Margaret, André, Leslie-three generations of the Lyon family. Three stories about the power of family bonds...and the life-changing power of love.
IN UNIFORMHer heart's gone AWOL!Ever since Lieutenant Colonel Ryder McGrath broke Major Hope Evans's heart, she's devoted her life to the military. But now a strange mission has thrown Hope and Ryder together again.Something odd is going on at a dismantled-missile site in Arizona. Is the problem a mere figment of Hope's father's imagination or is it something more sinister? Hope and Ryder seem to be the only ones who are worried about it as they race against time and the enemy to prove their suspicions correct.Once again, Ryder and Hope find they're an unbeatable team-and they rekindle the love that never truly died. But is it too late to save what might have been?
Rank Had Its Privileges-Except In Love! Major A. C. Bannister-known as Ace-grew up on the mean streets of a Texas town. The army was his one chance to get out, and he took it. He worked his way up through the ranks and now, as ROTC head at a Texas college, he's admired by all the young men-and adored by all the young women. Truly a "major attraction..."Captain Meredith Marshall St. James has a West Point education, a general for a father and an attitude that doesn't meet with the major's approval. Ace just doesn't hold with her belief in a "new" army, a "softer: army.He soon learns two things:1. the beautiful Captain St. James isn't as soft as she looks, and 2. on the battlefield of love, unconditional surrender is sometimes the only option!
Ben Galloway and Abby Drummond both work with children-he's a pediatrician and she's a teacher-and they've both ended up with custody of their respective nieces and nephews. They decide that combining their households is the best solution to their individual problems. Which it is-except that their solution leads to a whole new set of problems.Kids before marriage. Not the easiest route to married bliss. And not the route Ben and Abby would've chosen. But love for their unexpected family brings them together in all the ways that count.
She once loved a cowboy...When Tate Walker was killed in a barroom brawl, he left his widow with a small run-down ranch in south Texas and a daughter he falsely claimed wasn't his. Willow had accepted Tate's proposal because Cooper Drummond, the love of her life, refused to put aside his rodeo plans, despite her fears for his safety.A year later, a cowboy appears out of nowhere, looking for work. He'd heard about a widow who could use some help. To Willow's shock, it's Cooper Drummond. And to Coop's shock, the widow is his onetime fiancée, now the mother of a little girl who's been diagnosed with a troubling condition.She still loves that cowboy...And that cowboy's never forgotten her. Can the two of them-the three of them-become a family? Can Coop love her daughter as his own?
A wife for him-and a mother for his son?Zeke Rossetti likes things to run smoothly. He's the single father of a deaf child, and his job managing offshore oil sites in the Texas Gulf doesn't allow for distractions. Grace Stafford is definitely a distraction.She's searching for a downed plane, hoping to clear her grandfather's World War Two record. Unfortunately, Grace's mission interferes with Zeke's work-and he realizes the quickest way to get rid of her is to help her.Zeke's been burned before. His ex-wife left him and Matthew. As he grows closer to Grace, Zeke begins to suspect she's the woman for him-but can she be a mom for Matthew?
Garret Logan's dead fiancÉe just walked into his pub. It's been seven years since Colleen died in a car accident, but he hasn't been able to break free of her memory. And now she's back with a new name, claiming not to remember him. . . . Jo Carroll has traveled to Tennessee looking for answers. She's lived a sheltered life since the accident that erased her memory, but now has to face that everything she knew may have been a lie. As the truth emerges, the feelings between her and Garret grow and she's drawn into his world. Before she can commit, however, she needs to know if he loves the woman she was. . . or the one she's become.
Out of the mouths of babes...After a decade away, Greer Bell is returning to Loveless County, hoping for a reconciliation with her family-one that includes their acceptance of her nine-year-old daughter, Shelby. Thanks to the local land-grant program, Greer's also the new owner of a dilapidated property she's turning into a guest ranch. She's risking her financial future on it.But she's risking far more than that on Noah Kelley, the man who wants to marry her despite the town's disapproval and all her efforts to discourage him. Shelby, however, is definitely in favor of having Noah as her dad-and sometimes kids know best.
As a member of Montana's Angel Fleet, Mick Callen has airlifted injured climbers before. But this time is different--because he's more than a little attracted to one of the women he's rescued. However, Hana Egan's situation is complicated; not only is she badly hurt, she's "pregnant. " Hana has no father for her baby, and although she's afraid to give up her independence, Mick wants to take care of her. Theirs might not be the most conventional route to love and family, but he flies her to Los Angeles, where Hana can recuperate and where her son will be born. "A baby in December. . . "
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