Just as every bee returns to its hive...She came home to help her dad. But Annie Collins never expected to run the family business on her own. Nor could she have guessed that the daughter she gave up at birth would seek her out.Will Jennings never expected to find Ambrosia Apiary-a place that felt like home before he'd ever laid eyes on it-or to face the tragedy that made him quit firefighting.Sometimes, though, the sweetest things happen when you least expect them....
What Child Is This? The infant, carefully swaddled in a pink blanket, is oblivious to the fact that she's been abandoned in Nora Saunders's woodshed. She's also unconcerned about the blizzard raging outside of the fact that Nora knows nothing about babies and a crash course in baby-sitting is a far cry from the quiet Christmas Nora had planned when she rented the isolated cabin from its attractive owner, Sheriff Daniel Langford. All she'd wanted was to escape the Christmas "hoopla" of the big city and her own bleak childhood memories of the holiday.But the baby and Dan make an irresistible team. Together, they give Nora the strength to face the old hurts and buried secrets she and Dan uncover as they search for the truth about the little girl. And suddenly Christmas takes on new meaning....
Samantha Sorrenti's business is finding things. But her newest--and youngest--client just hired her to find something a lot more complicated: the father he's never known. And time's running out. Forced to accept help from her sister, an FBI agent, Sam tracks down Chase Sullivan. But Chase is concealing a secret he's determined to keep Sam and her sister from exposing. And Sam's as determined to reunite the father with the son who needs him so desperately. If Sam could only help Chase become the parent he was meant to be. . . In return, maybe he could help her learn to trust--and love--again.
A MYSTERY INHERITANCE -- WITH STRINGS ATTACHED! Roslyn Baines can't believe what she's hearing. A great-aunt -- someone she's never even heard of -- has left her a large estate in rural Iowa on condition that she give up her career in Chicago for a year and live in the house. Otherwise, the alternate beneficiary -- Jack Jensen -- will inherit the place. Well, maybe he should. After all, he helped take care of it for years, while Roslyn didn't even know this side of her family existed; her grim-faced grandmother never discussed relatives. But Roslyn's curiosity draws her to Plainsville, Iowa, and once there, Roslyn -- with help from Jack -- uncovers the painful reasons behind her grandmother's silence. Now, also thanks to Jack, she's beginning to feel comfortable in the home of her ancestors. Trouble is, if she stays, Jack loses his inheritance. If she leaves, she may never see him again. And that's a risk she can't bear to take.
Could this woman really be her birth mother?Leigh Randall plans to stay on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks only as long as it takes to sell her family home. Her memories are not happy, and the locals won't let her forget. But there are at least two people pleased to see Leigh. One is a newcomer-a woman who just might be her mother.And the other is Spencer McKay, Leigh's high school sweetheart. He's back with his teenage son-the child of Leigh's former best friend-and his feelings for Leigh haven't changed. Like the mystery woman, he wants to rehash the past and make sense of what happened all those years ago.Leigh just wants to get on with her life. But something is keeping her on Ocracoke. Something more than the secret of her birth.
He was her first loveAt Twin Falls High School, Gil Harper and Clare Morgan were inseparable-until the murder of a classmate tore their world, and their relationship, apart.Gil was a prime suspect in the murder, and although he was quickly cleared of all charges, Clare was never sure why Gil hadn't told her the whole story of his relationship with Rina Thomas. Their trust was shattered, and their plans for the future were buried along with the truth about Rina's murder.Now, years later, Clare returns to her hometown, where she is troubled by thoughts of what might have been. Could she and Gil have lived "happily ever after," like her friends Laura and Dave? Clare is finally getting a chance to find out....
Who is the real Allie Newman?Is she the woman who lives a quiet, predictable life teaching math and working in a health food store? Or is she the longlost granddaughter of a wealthy and notorious racketeer-as Joel Kennedy believes?With the only man who would be able to answer all her questions dead and buried, Allie isn't sure whom she can trust to tell her the truth.Can she trust Joel, who seems to pop up every time she's in trouble? Is he really a private investigator, as he says he is? Can Allie trust her growing feelings for him? The answer's got her on the run-but is it toward Joel or away from him?
She dreamed of having a familyAs a little girl, Tess Wheaton wished that her father would come back and rescue her-but he never did. Although Tess grew up in the care of a loving guardian, she never had the parents she longed for. These days, she's a successful businesswoman and family is the last thing on her mind.Now family has found herThat is, until she discovers that the father who abandoned her long ago is dead and has left behind two young children who want Tess to be part of their lives. She steps, hesitantly at first, into this makeshift family and finds herself on a fascinating journey-getting to know her brother and sister and discovering the father she barely knew. Most fascinating of all-she's finding real love for the first time, with a man who understands what it's like to get a second chance.
Who is the real Joanna Barnes? To Matt Sinclair, Joanna Barnes was the woman his father married six months after his mother died. Two years later, his father had been on the verge of divorcing Joanna when he'd suffered a heart attack. Most of his assets were gone -- and several important papers were missing. To Kate Reilly, Joanna Barnes was the woman who'd befriended her one summer when she'd been an unhappy 11 year old. The woman who'd sent Kate a birthday card each year with a reminder that the two of them would meet on Kate's 30th birthday. A meeting Joanna doesn't make. Then Kate reads Joanna's obituary in the paper. The police are calling her death a suicide. Kate insists that Joanna would never have broken her promise. Matt's not so sure. But Kate and Matt put aside their differences as they uncover a world of intrigue, betrayal, and danger. Gradually the summer of Joanna becomes the summer of Kate and Matt....
As a little girl, Tess Wheaton wished that her father would come back and rescue her--but he never did. Although Tess grew up in the care of a loving guardian, she never had the parents she longed for. These days, she's a successful businesswoman, and family is the last thing on her mind. That is, until she discovers that the father who abandoned her long ago is dead and has left behind two young children who want Tess to be part of their lives. She steps, hesitantly at first, into this makeshift family and finds herself on a fascinating journey, getting to know her brother and sister and discovering the father she barely knew. Most fascinating of all--she's finding real love for the first time, with a man who understands what it's like to get a second chance.
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