Getting stood up on a blind date was the best thing that could happen to police officer Max Decker. No small talk. No personal questions. No lies. And no pretending he's ready to give his heart to anyone. Anyone like vulnerable Brianna McKaslin--who was stood up in the same restaurant! The lovely, kind, Christian woman is everything the embittered cop used to dream about in a bride. And Max can't be the one who lets her get away.
Linnea Didn't Dare Dream Of Her FutureThough she happily cared for her elderly mother, she secretly yearned for more. But no man, especially not one as fine as Seth Gatlin, could ever love a woman with a life as tainted as her own...!Seth's Heart Was Heavy With The PastStill, he busied himself with helping his stepsister and her son, but he ached with emptiness-until he shocked the townspeople by courting Linnea Holmstrom. Though they whispered about her behind her back, she possessed a grace and courage that drew him to her-and broke the leaden prison around his heart...!
Safe, predictable Angel Falls, Montana, is Lila Lawson's home-but she secretly wishes it had adventures like the novels she loves to read. Then the new deputy stumbles into her father's mercantile, gravely injured, and Lila gets more excitement than she can handle! A harsh childhood left Burke Hannigan with two options- get tough or give in. Lila's compassion and tender care make him yearn for more. But how can he ask her to forgive his outlaw past when he can't forgive himself? Unless love and faith can transform him into a hero worthy of this calico bride.
Sheriff Braddock's Proposal Seemed Too Good To Be True A new life dawned for Anna Bauer and her daughter under the wide Montana sky. The past was finally behind them, and the future meant a home and the welcoming arms of a loving father in search of a bride. Or so Anna thought... Cooper Braddock had too many females in his life already. He hadn't arranged this marriage--his two determined little girls had. And though half the town thought that he and Anna would make the perfect couple, Cooper wasn't convinced. How convenient would it be to be married to the most beautiful woman in town!
Ten, nine, eight, seven...Winter's Heart by Jillian HartShelby Craig comes to Snow Falls for a First Night job, but secretly hopes it will be a respite from her grief and a haven for her two young kids. A sympathetic cop becomes the determined widow's staunchest ally-though helping her may break his heart.Six, five, four...Snowbound at New Year by Margaret DaleyThis was supposed to be a done deal! Children's book author Ellie Summers came to the festival to meet her new illustrator. She didn't expect him to turn down her proposal. And then to find the obstinate man so charming... Is it wrong to hope his matchmaking twin daughters succeed?Three, two, one...A Kiss at Midnight by Brenda MintonPride is a hard thing to swallow, but Jolie Godwin does her best to ignore her grievances with Jake Wild this one time. The man is graciously letting her exhibit her artwork in his luxury resort for First Night. He seems like a good person and a devoted uncle. If only he'd always been so perfect. Because his kiss is something she can't forget....Cue the fireworks!
Two fan-favorite McKaslin Clan novels in one by beloved author Jillian HartEvery Kind of HeavenAva McKaslin has a strict to-do list for her life: making sweets and taking care of her family. Love is too unreliable for this busy bakery owner. Until she hires Brice Donovan as her contractor. Brice has adored Ava from afar. Now that she needs his help, Brice wants to show her how joyful life can be when there is love.Everyday BlessingsWhen Aubrey McKaslin visits reclusive photographer William Corey, she finds a man who's given up on life. He claims he's happy alone in his mountain retreat, but Aubrey doesn't believe it for a minute. She sees a man who's looking for companionship. Spending time together awakens deeper feelings in them both, but could William trust in their newfound love to see a future together?
Meg Talbot and her husband Eddie adopted a baby boy two years ago from Tiny Blessings. But Eddie's constant womanizing and infidelity ends the marriage and Meg becomes a single mother, balancing being a mother to Luke and an advertising executive. She used to be a woman of strong faith, but her husband's cheating year after year broke her spirit. She'd prayed so hard to make her marriage work and yet God had not heard her. She has turned her back on Him. Jared Kierney's wife, Vanessa, died from a brain anneurysm soon after they adopted baby Chance two years ago from Tiny Blessings. His faith in God got him through the tragedy and has made him a loving father. When Jared and Meg meet at Tiny Blessings' 35th Anniversary party, they make a shocking discovery. Not only has it been two years since they last saw each other (at their ten-year high school reunion), and their mutual attraction/dislike for each other hasn't diminished, but their sons are identical! Really identical! It becomes painfully obvious that the boys were twins separated at birth. Neither Jared nor Meg wants to give up their child, so they agree to marry so that the twins can grow up as the brothers, in one household. But can they learn to move beyond their pasts and regain their faith in God and love?
When nurse Kirby McKaslin first met her new neighbor, she found him brazen and obnoxious. But slowly the pilot revealed his true nature-he volunteered for an early-morning medical emergency flight, he fixed her fence, made her cocoa when she couldn't sleep, even cooked her dinner. And when Sam took Kirby's hand in his, it wasn't hard to believe she could fall for him. Until he gently removed his hand and closed his wounded heart to her. After Sam had been so attentive with her, it saddened Kirby to see him deny himself the same kindness. Could Kirby convince him that despite his past, he was still deserving of her love?
Fiona O'Rourke doesn't believe in love--and certainly not in a marriage arranged by her cruel father. And even if her unexpected betrothed seems honorable and kind, can she trust his motives. . . or the attraction between them? Ian McPherson came to Montana to salvage his family's dwindling fortune, not to take a wife. But he's instantly drawn to Fiona. He wants to protect her--even if that means pretending that they're engaged. In a season of surprises and miracles, there's nothing he won't give to show Fiona his love is for always.
Responsibility was nothing new to Paige McKaslin. She had raised her siblings and her son. And though duty was her guiding force, even in matters of the heart, she never stopped counting her blessings - her faith and her wonderful family. Then the McKaslin diner, her livelihood and heritage, burned to the ground. . . . Paige was suddenly free to discover herself. . . and a blossoming relationship with rancher Evan Thornton. This intriguing man asked her out on her first date in eighteen years, totally disrupting her routine. Now love was an exciting possibility that made her rethink her orderly life. Could it be that God still had some surprises for her?
Small-Town Secrets<P> Michelle McKaslin felt as if a higher power had intervened when she rescued an injured stranger and gave him the job of handyman in exchange for room and board. There was just something about this tough-yet-tender drifter that made her believe she'd actually found the one. Was it too much to hope that she was finally stepping out from the shadow of her four perfect sisters?<P> Jaded undercover agent Adam Brody had no choice but to investigate Michelle's family in a counterfeiting ring. But as he grew to see the beauty in Michelle's life, it tore him apart to deceive the wholesome woman who rejuvenated his spirit. When the truth surfaced, he would need all of the Lord's blessings to convince Michelle that he loved her, heart and soul!
Trusting the Lord to guide her to safety, Alexandra Sims traveled across Montana, never expecting to find the love and family she'd always craved. Good things like that didn't just happen-they were gifts from God. Alexandra trusted John Corey's loving smile and agreed to be his adorable daughter's nanny. . . at least, until John discovered Alexandra's painful secret. John Corey led a modest life with his daughter and silently grieved his wife's death. One day, a beautiful drifter wandered into his life and turned it around. Suddenly, John believed in love again and put his faith in Alexandra. Though she hid her secret past, he wanted to bring her peace and show her how much he cared. . . .
Matthew Sheridan was the answer to her prayer. . . At least, To the one Hope Ashton had offered when she found herself stranded alone on a blustery Montana night. Contrary to her matchmaking Nanna's belief, Hope didn't long to land a husband-and her old pal wasn't looking for a wife. But that didn't stop Hope from secretly wondering what if . . . ?What could a widowed country cowboy possibly have in common with a millionaire's sophisticated daughter? Absolutely nothing-save the desire to stay single. But Matthew was a lonely, red-blooded man. He was also proud papa to a determined trio of toddlers who yearned for a mommy-and they'd set their sights on Hope. . . .
Heaven Sent Hometown Montana was full of memories and matchmakers, but Hope Ashton wasn't interested. Neither was widowed cowboy Matthew Sheridan, busy with triplets. He understood how love could hurt. Yet all they needed was a little faith--and love's promise could be heaven sent. His Hometown Girl Keeping his love a secret was easier when the woman of Zachary Drake's dreams was engaged to another. But now Karen McKaslin was single and looking for happiness. . . with a small-town mechanic who needed to start believing in his own happily ever after.
New neighbor Chad Lawson seems too perfect. At least to Rebecca McKaslin, who's been burned by a Prince Charming-type before. Worried, her loving family supports her time-out from romance. Yet, as Rebecca gets to know her handsome, churchgoing neighbor, his reliable, friendly nature challenges her resistance to relationships. Soon, she wonders if God put him in her life for a reason. Should she accept this rare gift and risk her heart again?
Her husband couldn't remember herJonas Lowell, a police officer shot in the line of duty, now had amnesia. And his wife, Danielle McKaslin Lowell, had tried everything to spark his recollection of her and their young children, but he could look at his adoring wife only with a stranger's gaze. His memory of the life they shared--the future they'd dreamed of--was gone. But with a lot of faith and a sweet new courtship, Danielle's handsome husband just might fall in love all over again.
For widow Joanna Nelson, life presented constant hardships. Evicted from her home, she and her two children sought refuge, which led them to rancher Aidan McKaslin's property. The kind but embittered cowboy couldn't turn her away, and their agreement benefited them both. He sheltered her family, while she brought faith and a woman's touch back into his world. When outside forces threatened their blossoming friendship, Aidan decided to take action. Could he convince the special woman to bind herself to him permanently or would he drive her away forever?
To fulfill a sick boy's wish, rodeo star Tucker Granger surprises little Owen in the hospital. But no one is more surprised than single mother Sierra Baker. She figures the carefree champion for a different kind of man. One who doesn't spend hours talking "cowboy code" with a hospital-bound child. One who can't have her dreaming of a second chance at love. Somehow, Tucker ropes her heart and fills it with hope. Hope that this country girl and her son can lasso the roaming bronc rider into their family forever.
Big-city sheriffs don't belong in tiny Wild Horse, Wyoming. At least that's what rancher Autumn Granger thinks when handsome Ford Sherman sweeps into town and sets his sights on her. A country cowgirl, she can'tpossiblybe his match. Like most newcomers, he'll eventually get restless with small-town life and leave it-and her-behind. But when rustlers attack her family's ranch, Ford helps her protect Granger territory. She finds herself hoping that he really is in Wild Horse to stay. Could her holiday wish of a happily ever after with this handsome lawman come true?
What can make a grumpy "there-is-no-Santa-Claus" kind of man smile? The sight of quirky Lucy Chapin. Something about the woman creates warm and fuzzy feelings within confirmed bachelor Spence McKaslin. So he'll just have to ignore her. Hard to do, since they're working together on a Christmas program for hospitalized children. The time with lovely Lucy soon has Spence thinking twice about spending his life alone. Because his heart is open to giving and receiving.
Small-town mechanic Zachary Drake had no illusions about his longtime friendship with winsome, wholesome Karen McKaslin-even after she called off her wedding To The local pastor. Zach simply intended to lend a grease-stained hand and a sympathetic ear to a pal in need, and keep his secret longing to himself. . . . Having narrowly escaped a loveless marriage, Karen was counting her blessings. Now she could transform herself into a woman worthy of being loved for all eternity. She never dreamed Mr. Right was waiting for her on the wrong side of the tracks, praying she'd see in his eyes what he didn't dare say. . . .
She was supposed to be home in Montana for Thanksgiving, but Kristin McKaslin was stranded at the Boise airport-in a snowstorm. There was no hope. Then, out of nowhere, a car pulled up. It was Ryan Sanders, the charming football player she'd barely known in high school. He was going home, too. Kristin's girl-next-door beauty had always stayed with Ryan, and she'd turned into an incredible woman. But he thought he loved another. So what was that hard knot doing in his gut when their all-night drive was over? Why didn't he want to see her go?Suddenly Ryan suspected the Lord might have more in mind than just a drive. . . .
To: Uncle BenFrom: MiaRe: Thanks to you, we have a whole new family!Moving to Chestnut Grove was the best thing to happen to Mom and me. It's so neat that a few months ago Mom didn't know she had a half brother--you! And I can tell she likes Jonah Fraser, this really cool carpenter. I always tell Mom she's got to believe in the power of prayer. But now I have my own special prayer--that mom and Jonah get together to make this the best Christmas ever!
A heart full of love for the orphaned boy he saved from a war-torn country? Check. Adoption forms filled out? Check. Yet M. A. S. H. surgeon Mike Montgomery is barely back on U. S. soil when his plans are squashed. Someone else has already petitioned to adopt little Ali: Sarah Alpert, the boy's foster mother--and Mike's former fiancée. Sarah broke his heart, but he won't break hers by sticking around. Until a little boy puts his holiday wish--for the mom and dad of his dreams--into adorable action.
Montana Territory in 1883 was a dangerous place--especially for a blind woman struggling to make her way through an early winter snowstorm. Undaunted, Noelle Kramer fought to remain independent. But then a runaway horse nearly plunged her into a rushing, ice-choked river, before a stranger's strong, sure hand saved her from certain death. And yet this was no stranger. Though she could not know it, her rescuer was rancher Thad McKaslin, the man who had once loved her more than life itself. Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs. Now he wondered if the return of this strong woman was a sign that somehow he could find his way home.
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