Twenty-five years ago, a fender bender tore high school sweethearts Doris June Hargrove and Curt Nelson from each other's arms on the night they were planning to elope. And they hadn't spoken since. Now their widowed parents want to rematch the pair--but how? Doris June agreed to return home and help her mother put together Mother's Day baskets of pansies for the women of Dry Creek. However, she didn't agree to see or talk to Curt. It would take much more than some pansies for her to open her heart to Curt again. But never underestimate the power of a matchmaking mother.
Love is in the air this Christmas with two heartwarming holiday storiesChristmas Bells for Dry Creek by Janet TronstadThe holiday season brings quite a surprise for Virginia Parker. Her former boss, Colter Wells, is back in Dry Creek--with a newly discovered daughter who needs some female guidance. But can one motherless little girl--and the two adults bonded to her and to each other--make up a perfect family?The Christmas Secret by Sara MitchellClara Penrose's bluestocking ways have branded her a spinster among Virginia's elite. Yet a reunion with Dr. Ethan Harcourt rekindles feelings Clara thought long lost. Her second chance finally here, Clara needs only to catch the good doctor under the mistletoe!
Love is in the air this Christmas with two heartwarming holiday stories by Janet Tronstad and Sara Mitchell. The holiday season brings quite a surprise for Virginia Parker. Her former boss, Colter Wells, is back in Dry Creek with a newly discovered daughter who needs some female guidance. Can one motherless little girl--and the two adults bonded to her and to each other--make up a perfect family? Clara Penrose's bluestocking ways have branded her a spinster among Virginia's elite. Yet a reunion with Dr. Ethan Harcourt rekindles feelings Clara thought long lost. Her second chance finally here, Clara needs only to catch the good doctor under the mistletoe!
A Rich Man for Dry Creek All Robert Buckwalter wanted was a woman who'd love him for himself, not his money. Maybe a little town in Montana was just the place to find her--and maybe feisty Jenny Black was just the woman to show him what true wealth really was. . . . A Hero for Dry Creek: Garrett Hamilton didn't see himself a hero-- or even a man worthy of a good woman's love. But Nicki Redfern, the lovely rancher he'd been sent to protect, was making him wonder if he'd somehow found everything he wasn't even looking for. . . .
Her neighbors in Dry Creek, Montana, think Gracie Stone is rebuilding her life just fine on the family ranch. But Calen Gray knows better. Foreman of nearby Elkton Ranch, Calen has been sweet on Gracie half their lives. But harrowing circumstances kept them apart-and sent Gracie away. Now she's back, barely holding her head up, and refusing to believe she has a second chance at happiness. With faith, love and the gentle airing of long-held secrets, Calen just might find a way to bring back her smile-forever.
Twenty-five years ago, a fender bender tore high school sweethearts Doris June Hargrove and Curt Nelson from each other's arms on the night they were planning to elope. And they haven't spoken since. Now their widowed parents want to rematch the pair-but how?Doris June agreed to return home and help her mother put together Mother's Day baskets of pansies for the women of Dry Creek. However, she didn't agree to see or talk to Curt. It would take much more than some pansies for her to open her heart to Curt again. But never underestimate the power of a matchmaking mother.
A Home For The Holidays. That's what Marla Gossett sought when she moved to Dry Creek, Montana. She wanted a safe haven to raise her kids, far from the troubles of the past. Then an unusual theft cast suspicion on her family. . . and brought Deputy Sheriff Les Wilkerson into the struggling widow's life. In Marla's young son, Les saw a lonely child in need of a guiding hand. In the plucky single mother, he saw a woman he could love. But a crisis threatened to destroy Marla's fragile trust. Unless the deputy could convince her that her family had a special place in the community. . . and in this bachelor's heart.
For private investigator Wade Sutton, the town holds too many memories--none of them fond-- of his childhood. Yet he can't say no when the sheriff asks him to secretly watch over a woman who might be in danger. "Helping" lovely Jasmine Hunter with the church's Christmas celebration does more for his bruised heart than he wants to admit. As does being back on his family's farm. But he can't stay in Dry Creek. Unless. . . Jasmine gives him a reason to call it home again.
Three teenage friends, living with cancer meet and form a knitting group and are still together after five years. They each form a goal. Will they be able to meet the goals they have established?
Rodeo rider Wade Stone never thought he'd step foot in Dry Creek, Montana, again. Not with his family's harrowing past. But nine years later, he's back on the Stone ranch and getting stared down by the townspeople. Except by Amy Mitchell, whose heart he broke after one sweet kiss. Wade knows she's afraid he'll leave again, but surely there's no second chance for them. It seems the whole town-and her family-is against them. Until one beautiful Christmas sleigh teaches everyone the true meaning of the holiday.
A Dry Creek Wedding by Janet Tronstad When her neighbor proposes a "practical" marriage, romantic Rene Mitchell throws the ring in his face. Fleeing Texas for Montana, Rene rides with trucker Clay Preston. Clay doesn't believe in romance. . . until Rene changes his mind! A Mule Hollow Match by Debra Clopton Trace Crawford broke Paisley Norton's cousin's heart--so Paisley thinks he deserves whatever trouble he gets! Yet Trace really is lost when it comes to caring for his new niece. Paisley's got a soft heart for children. . . and for adorably clueless cowboys, too.
A Dry Creek Family by Janet Tronstad: Maegan Shay is on a mission-to meet her long-lost niece, Lilly, in Dry Creek, Montana. When Maegan discovers she and Lilly share a special trait, the two grow close. Now the girl's handsome guardian, Clint Parker, fears he can't be what Lilly needs. Unless Maegan can show him what faith and family are all about.A Mother for Mule Hollow by Debra Clopton: Widowed mother Olivia Dancer arrives in Mule Hollow, Texas, to check on her nephew-and his single father. But gorgeous rancher Gabe McKennon isn't exactly welcoming, for reasons that break and touch Olivia's heart. Until they're both won over by the town matchmakers and a little boy who just wants a mama.
Rodeo champion Zach Lightning Lucas grumpily agrees to a Christmas Eve deal: put on a Santa suit and deliver gifts to a widowed mother. That done, he can finally leave Dry Creek, Montana, in his dust. Well, except for the small stowaway in his truck: Jenny Collins's grief-stricken little daughter. Like Zach, the girl doesn't believe in much of anything anymore. He brings her home just in time for a blizzard to strand him in lovely Jenny's barn. Where he unexpectedly helps a family--and himself-- find the meaning of Christmas.
Rodeo heartthrob Zach "Lightning" Lucas was looking for a little Christmas fun. Dressing up as Santa to deliver the mail wasn't exactly what he had in mind. But he also hadn't expected to be stranded with beautiful young widow Jenny Collins-What Jenny needed was someone to be a father to her two young children. Not some handsome cowboy just passing through-one who made her tremble with desire. She knew once the roads cleared, Zach would be off to roam the country and break hearts.... Or would he change his wild ways and keep her warm long after the snow melted?
SUGAR PLUMS FOR DRY CREEK Who could resist a five-year-old sugarplum fairy? Certainly not ballet teacher Lizette Baker-or Judd Bowman, little Amanda's guardian. But Judd's determination to make Amanda happy might require a certain ballet teacher under the Christmas tree! AT HOME IN DRY CREEK Single mother Barbara Strong hopes for a fresh start in Dry Creek. Little does she know her old life has followed her to town. Sheriff Carl Wall offers her his protection, but Barbara must decide if she'll accept the real gift-his love.
Ballet teacher Lizette Baker's last name had never caused so much confusion! The townspeople thought she was opening a bakery. Instead, she opened Dry Creek's first dance studio. By putting on the Nutcracker with an all-local cast, Lizette hoped to heal the rift and create some Christmas sparkle. No one needed distraction more than Judd's young cousins, whom he was raising and keeping safe from their abusive father. So if they wanted to be in the Nutcracker, Judd would see to it -- even if he had to personally guard the door! He was prepared for anything, except for the possibility of Christmas sparkle becoming Christmas love.
A Holiday Hero Renee Gray doesn't believe in fairy tales- not even at Christmastime. But when a wounded stranger collapses on their porch, her daughter, Tessie, believes they've discovered a handsome Prince Charming. Though he has his own reasons for shutting out the world, Rusty Calhoun can't resist little Tessie's invitation to play a king in the church Christmas pageant. Renee and Rusty have both built up walls as tall as castles, but as their trust and love grow, they wonder whether real life can include a little storybook magic. Return to Dry Creek: A small Montana town with a heart as big as heaven
Thanks to his uncle posting a prayer request in the church bulletin, all of Dry Creek, Montana thinks Conrad Nelson wants a wife. A busy mechanic, Conrad is doing just fine on his own. But then the very woman he described as the perfect wife drives into his life. Katrina Britton is in town only temporarily to care for her young nephews--and the worry in her pretty green eyes has him keeping his distance. Dry Creek's confirmed bachelor realizes they're each other's answered prayers.
Marry a secure businessman, or become a bunkhouse cook for twenty hungry cowboys on a cattle ranch? When Angelina Brighton chooses the ranch, she runs from the wedding her billionaire father arranged. Angelina won't marry a man she doesn't love. Then along comes former special ops soldier Tyler Stone, barreling into Dry Creek to bring her back home. Or so she thinks.But Big Sky country is full of surprises for everyone-especially for a faithful gal and rugged cowboy who discover what home really means.