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Midnight Sons and Daughter by Debbie MacomberThere's something special about Alaska-and about the town of Hard Luck. Scott O'Halloran grew up there; he's been away for years, but now he's back. To stay? Everybody's wondering-especially Chrissie Harris. The girl he left behind...The Glory Girl by Judith BowenGlory, Alberta. A cowboy town in cowboy country. Hannah Parrish loves it here. "Once from a small town, always from a small town," says Jack Gamble, ex-prospector, a man who's ready to come home. He wants to find a "nice, quiet Glory girl." And that's exactly what Hannah is-even if Jack doesn't know it yet!Promise Me Picket Fences by Janice Kay JohnsonMelanie Parker never wants to leave Elk Springs, Oregon. After a lifetime of moving, she finally has a big house with a picket fence. To Kevin McNeil, that sounds like prison. The could walk away from each other right now-if they weren't falling in love....
Charlotte's taken the Girlfriends' challenge: Find your first love. What's he doing? How's he doing? On a business trip to Prince Edward Island-searching for antiques and folk art-Charlotte doesn't have to look very hard to find Liam Connery. But he's not what she expected. Not at all....Instead of the pilot he wanted to be, he trains and raises dogs. He's a man living a secluded existence in a rambling country house. A man with secrets.And yet-like Jane Eyre, with Liam playing the Mr. Rochester role-Charlotte's powerfully drawn to him. Falling in love, dreaming of marriage and babies and the promise of forever. A promise Liam may not be able to make...or to keep.
MEN OF GLORY A cowboy town in a cowboy country. This is a place a woman could love. These are men a woman could love! Virginia Lake left town more than a decade ago--after a memorable night with a man her parents forbade her to see. Lucas Yellowfly, they said, was a troublemaker. Off-limits. Half-Native American and from the wrong side of town, he wasn't good enough for Dr. and Mrs. Lake. But now...everything's changed. Now Lucas is a successful lawyer in Glory. Practically a pillar of society. And now Virginia's back, a single mother with a five-year-old son. She's looking for a job--and Lucas finds he needs someone with exactly her qualifications. Because he's always been half in love with the doctor's daughter. He's finally got the chance to convince her that this man from Glory will make a good husband...and a good father. Her reasons for marrying him might have more to do with need than with love, but things can change. Who knows that better than Lucas Yellowfly.
MEN OF GLORYA cowboy town in a cowboy country.This is a place a woman could love.These are men a woman could love!She's pregnant-and she's his brother's wife-to-beShe met Jesse Winslow at a cattle show. They had a brief affair-and now Abby Steen is pregnant. Jesse, a rancher from Glory, Alberta, offers to marry her, and Abby accepts. She leaves her home in South Dakota to come to the Lazy SB, jointly owned by Jesse and his brother, Noah.But while Jesse might have good intentions and lots of charm, responsibility isn't his strongest trait. That's always been Noah's department.So when Jesse takes off-just abandons his bride before the wedding-Noah marries her instead.Their marriage might be for the sake of her babies-twins!-but Abby and Noah soon discover they haven't made such a bad bargain. Because love that starts the slowest often lasts the longest....
A secret marriage Phoebe Longquist and Lewis Hardin got married on impulse, without a fancy wedding, without family, without fuss. Phoebe wants to keep things quiet and uncomplicated...for a while, anyway. Lewis would rather not deceive their families. But he'll do it if she really wants...for a while, anyway. He might be a Glory boy made good, but he's also an ex-con and hardly what Phoebe's parents have in mind for their daughter. A family secret Then Lewis learns something shocking about his own family, about who he is. And it makes him stake stock of what he has.
A secret marriage Phoebe Longquist and Lewis Hardin got married on impulse, without a fancy wedding, without family, without fuss. Phoebe wants to keep things quiet and uncomplicated...for a while, anyway. A family secret Lewis would rather not deceive their families. But he'll do it if she really wants...for a while, anyway. He might be a Glory boy made good, but he's also an ex-con and hardly what Phoebe's parents have in mind for their daughter. A Glory Christmas Then Lewis learns something shocking about his own family, about who he is. And it makes him take stock of what he has.
In Bowen's "Like Father, Like Daughter" ex-rodeo cowboy Adam Garrick receives a visit from the widow of his closest friend and her adopted daughter--who is Adam's real daughter. And in Raye's "Gettin' Lucky", rancher Tyler Grant needs a woman before his ex-mother-in-law takes his small daughter to Boston to make a lady out of her.
Lydia Lane didn't take the girlfriends' challenge-to find her first love-seriously at all. But then, Sam Pereira finds her...or rather, his ex-wife does.Lydia runs a business called Domestica, organizing people's lives and teaching them household skills. Sam's ex figures he needs someone like Lydia to create order out of chaos-and Sam agrees.Back when Lydia first knew Sam, back when she was secretly in love with him, he was Trouble with a capital T. A sexy motorcycle-riding "bad boy." Now he's a successful lawyer and a single father-but still sexy, still a rebel in his own way. Lydia knows she could fall for him all over again...and for his little girl!
Two city gals turn life for two Wyoming ranchers on its ears in these two novels in one volume. In "The Man from Blue River, " Martha Thomas applies for a job as a companion to two girls on a remote ranch and winds up married! In "To Lasso a Lady, " Amy Vale is determined to be the best rancher's wife in Wyoming, but her future stepson is going to put a stop to it!
A very persistent young man dreams of making his hero his dad in MOM AND MR. VALENTINE by Judith Bowen.
MEN OF GLORYThe town of Glory-a good place to go for Christmas!Calgary lawyer Honor Templeman makes a shocking discovery after her husband's death. Parker Templeman had another wife-and two children! They lived in the small ranching community of Glory, and the children have apparently been left in the care of their uncle. Honor's determined to look into that situation.His sister, Sylvie, and Parker Templeman are dead, and Joe Gallant has no intention of handing over their children to Honor-no matter how attractive her finds her. Because neither love nor law will induce him to break the promise he made to Sylvie.But...if Honor married him, she could have a relationship with the kids. They'd be a family. They'd do family things-like ball games and school concerts...and Christmas.A cowboy town in cowboy country. This is a place a woman could love. These are men a woman could love!
AN IRRESISTIBLE CHALLENGE Cilla Prescott has one priority in her life-her preschool in Glory, Alberta. It's rewarding work and she loves it, but it leaves little time for romance, which is just fine by Cilla. Not so fine for rancher Jeremiah Blake. Jeremiah has decided to take courtship and marriage more seriously, and he's convinced Cilla is the woman for him. Now he just has to convince Cilla.... But this cowboy is up for the challenge-even if it takes a bachelor auction and some crafty scheming to do it.
Cowboy goes a-courtin' Jeremiah Blake is a true man of the West: a hardworking, straight-talking rancher. He's got his priorities all figured out--and marriage isn't one of them. He likes women, no mistake about it, but not on what you'd call a permanent basis. Cilla Prescott's arrival in Glory provides him with a brand-new challenge. But Cilla has her priorities figured out, too. She says she's not interested in romance-or in him. She's just opened a preschool; she doesn't have time for men. Jeremiah aims to change her mind. He's decided to take dating and courtship more seriously, decided that maybe he should get married, as everyone's been telling him for years. Now he has to convince Cilla that she's the wife for him! Even if it takes a bachelor auction and some conniving by an old friend to do it.... MEN OF GLORY: A cowboy town in cowboy country. This is a place a woman could love. These are men a woman could love!
Cal Blake's ranch, the Rocking Bar S near Glory, Alberta, is doing pretty well, and Cal's pretty content with his life... but he's been thinking maybe it's time he got married. When he meets Nina O'Shea O'Sullivan, they begin exchanging letters...and the following spring, their long-distance romance leads to marriage. The rancher brings his new bride home to Glory. But there's something he doesn't know about Nina, something her letters didn't tell him. She's not exactly who he thinks she is! That summer, when she leaves, there's another thing she doesn't tell him: she's pregnant. Secrets! The truth will be revealed.
A man with a wild child. A secret child...When Eva Haines first comes to remote (and supposedly deserted) Liberty Island, she has the uncanny feeling that someone's watching her-and she's right. A small wild-looking child with a huge black dog has been following her around. Eva, who's spending a few weeks on the island to deal with an elderly relative's estate, is puzzled. Who is this little girl? Where did she come from?Eva finds out soon enough. Fanny is the daughter of the reclusive Silas Lord. But once she learns this, Eva only has more questions. Why are Silas and his daughter hiding out on Liberty Island? What secret is Silas keeping about this child he obviously adores? And why is Eva falling in love with such a mysterious man?
At their last reunion, they all accepted a challenge: look up your first love. Find out what happened to him, what kind of man he became. Since Zoey's spending the month before Christmas back in her old hometown-Stoney Creek, in British Columbia's interior-she decides she'll take the opportunity to search for Ryan Donnelly, the boy she'd loved with all the passion in her teenage heart.Zoey ends up visiting the Donnelly ranch, and she discovers that Ryan-who's still single-does seem interested in pursuing something with her. But what about his brother, Cameron? Cam Donnelly, successful rancher and single dad, is as remote and mysterious as Ryan is flirtatious and charming. Does he approve of her "romance" with Ryan or not? What does he think of her? Zoey's not sure why it even matters...and yet she knows it does.
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