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Whitney Blake left spinsterhood behind when she became Mrs. Chase Andrews, and marriage is all she'd hoped for. But when her friends Mitzi and Kim start going baby-crazy, she longs for her own little bundle of joy. Wouldn't it be fun if they all could embark on their baby journey together? And so begins The Baby Chronicles, Whitney's journal of pregnancy, recording every bump and blessing-and a few unexpected detours and discoveries- on the road to motherhood.
Widowed mother Hannah St. James didn't expect to meet her next employer by crashing into his new Mercedes. But she's in no financial shape to pass up the position that workaholic businessman Tyler Matthews offers: live-in caregiver to his grandmother. Hannah adores caring for feisty Lily, and her son's new room is every boy's dream. But her handsome boss hides his guarded heart behind ledgers and meetings. Underneath Tyler's tycoon exterior is a tender side that stirs her heart and hopes again. It'll take Hannah, an adorable little boy and one determined elderly woman to show him that family always provides the best care.
I've been told the reason I'm still single at twenty-nine is because there'll never be a man tidy enough for me. I'm a professional organizer, so everything in my world is in perfect order. Well. . . ;everything except my love life. But I think I've met my match in Jared Hamilton, who recently hired me to cure his sister's "clutter issues. " He's an even bigger neatnik than I am, but he also needs to control everyone around him. I'm starting to realize that sometimes love can be a messy business!
Jenny Owens staggers into widowhood a young and bitter woman. Her husband, Lee, has just died unexpectedly, and she wonders where she will find the strength to go on. Then just as Jenny begins to recover from her emotional loss, a deeper, darker truth is revealed. And what part does her childhood friend Mike play in the unfolding events? With the support of her two best friends, Libby and Tia, Jenny learns that love can triumph over incredible odds.
A quiet, dark-haired beauty, tenderhearted, fiercely loyal, and single, Libby Morrison is consumed with caring for her aging parents. Handsome, sensitive, angry, and alone, Reese Reynolds is immersed in sell-pity from a gunshot that has left him paralyzed. A chance encounter begins their unlikely and unpredictable story. Along the way, Libby's childhood friends, Jenny and Tia, help her learn that true love overcomes enormous obstacles.
After quitting her high-powered job, Catherine Stanhope heads home to Pleasant, Minnesota, to rest and regroup. When she arrives at her late grandmother's house, Hope House, she finds a handsome caretaker and his adorable nephew fixing up the place. This is not what she had in mind! Catherine is thinking of selling Hope House and starting fresh. But Will's determined to honor her grandmother's wish to restore the beautiful Victorian mansion to its former glory. Can he convince Catherine that together they can turn this house into a home-and turn their partnership into true love?
I'm a P. K. , preacher's kid (or if I want to get fancy, a T. O. , theologian's offspring). I grew up afraid of my own allowance. . . . So when over $20 million falls into her lap, Cassia Carr views her Midas touch as a cross, not a blessing--and certainly doesn't anticipate the difficulty of giving it all away!And it's hard enough to gauge romantic feelings without the chaos of a major windfall. Her globetrotting neighbor, Adam Cavanaugh, seems interested--but in Cassia or her fortune? When Adam abruptly disappears, should Cassia forget him or follow her heart to an unknown, life-changing destination?
"Who is the Fairest One of All. . . ?"A new reality show plans to answer that old question with on-air makeovers. Even though it isn't her idea of reality, model Quinn Hunter reluctantly agrees to host the show. That way, she can help a needy friend and follow her true calling-teaching children with special needs. Her latest student is very special, and so is his father. Widower Jack Harmon is as far from the shallow fashion world as Quinn could imagine. But he and his little boy are teaching her more about beauty-and reality-than any TV show ever would!
Norah Kent, pet store owner, is single and devoted to animals. She's also gifted at matching kittens and puppies with people and is busy caring for her elderly aunt. She has three suitors. Will one of them win her heart? --- Hi, my name is Bentley. I'm a mutt with a dash of pit bull in the soup, and I have issues. I'm not likely to win any beauty pageants, and I'm afraid of cats. But my human, Norah Kent, thinks I'm the greatest despite all my shortcomings. The problem is Norah won't go out with anyone who doesn't like me. Norah says she's perfectly happy being single, and that in God's time she'll marry Mr. Right. But I think God's time may be right now, and Mr. Right may be Officer Nick Haley-the one guy who's afraid of a kitten-fearing basket case of a dog like me! I'll do just about anything to bring Norah and Nick together, even if I have to...gulp... woof!
I, Molly MacKenna, am a pregnant woman's dream--and one man's nightmare!From the moment we met, obstetrician Clay Reynolds scorned my profession as a birthing coach. His scathing remarks left me crying on the shoulder of my potbellied pig, Gertie! It seems only the handsome doc's eight-year-old son, who thinks I hung the moon, can make Clay be civil to me.Clay is a great doctor and loving father. And we're finding a lot in common as we volunteer together at a free clinic. But he's still frowning at me in the delivery room.So how can I convince him God gave me skills that complement his own? Maybe with a little help from above I can change Clay's attitude toward doulas in general... and me in particular.
Once you visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, you'll never want to leave. Here, the three Howard sisters rekindle old memories, rediscover the bonds of sisterhood, revel in the blessings of friendship, and meet many fascinating guests along the way. While cleaning out the cluttered basement of Grace Chapel Inn, Jane Howard finds an old cookbook brimming with her mother's recipes and hand written notes. Through these precious, fragile pages of the recipe book, Jane comes to discover the spirit of her mother, Madeleine, who died while giving birth to Jane. But when the inn gets busy and money troubles threaten, Jane wonders if moving back to Acorn Hill was a big mistake. Can her crisis of faith lead to a new solution for the inn -- and for Jane herself?
Will Suze Sleepwalk Into The Arms Of Her Dream Man?Chronic sleepwalker Suze Charles's nocturnal rambles were legendary among her friends and family. But then she was up for a promotion in her career as an insurance adjuster. And it was anyone's guess whether her sleep would prevent her from thriving in a new work environment--or from finding a husband. During a business trip to Chicago, Suze met sleep disorder specialist David Grant--while she was in a sleepwalking trance! She was sure Grant was the man of her dreams--he was even unfazed by her Terror Twin nephews! But does the independent bachelor's interest in Suze go beyond a mere case study?
The continuing story of Grace Chappel Inn and the three sisters who run it.
When an out-of-state developer wants to drain Fairy Pond--a beloved piece of Acorn Hill's past--and put in a gas station, a storm of protest rises up. But while most residents are opposed to destroying the idyllic spot, some businesspeople are in favour of the added commerce a gas station would bring. With the town divided, Mayor Lloyd Tynan is having a hard time keeping everyone happy, but when the stress starts to affect his health, the fight over Fairy Pond takes on a new urgency. With the mayor out of commission, who will champion the cause of saving this natural wonder? A recluse who lives by the pond has some answers, but his strange history with Louise complicates matters. As the Howard sisters take charge to fight the development, help arrives from an unexpected source and reminds the whole town of the wonder of God's creation.
Once readers visit the charming village of Acorn Hill they'll never want to leave. Three sisters-Louise, a widow from Philadelphia; Alice, an unmarried nurse who lived with her father; and Jane, a divorced chef from San Francisco-reunite in the sleepy town after their father's death and turn the family home into a charming bed-and-breakfast. Here the sisters rekindle old memories, rediscover their childhood bonds, revel in the blessings of friendship and meet fascinating guests along the way. Alice is caring for a patient suffering from amnesia, and the only clue to her identity is the dog that was watching over her after her car went off the road. As Alice tries to help this woman recover her life, Louise counsels a guest whose marriage is on the rocks. Can she help the young woman give it one more try? Meanwhile, three of Jane's art school friends come to Grace Chapel Inn for a reunion and a reminder of the blessing of old friends.