Old flames reignite and new passions burn when lovers follow their hearts back to the place they once called home. . . "Whale Island" by Cathy Lamb Family secrets and imposing friends are making Chalese feel like an outsider in her very own home on beautiful Whale Island. But it's only when a shocking revelation makes her feel truly lost that she opens her heart to the possibilities the past offers--including a chance at love with the last man she expected. . . "Queen Of Hearts" by Judy Duarte Her high school reunion is coming up, and advice columnist Jenn Kramer couldn't be dreading it more--until she lays eyes on Marcos. Jenn hardly noticed him when they were kids, but now he's all grown up. . . and how deliciously he's changed. . . "The Honeymoon House" by Mary Carter It doesn't get more romantic than Andy Beck's cottage on Martha's Vineyard. But love is the last thing on his mind--he just wants to get the cottage ready for his best friend's honeymoon. At least that's the plan, until he finds the gorgeous Maid of Honor ransacking his house--in the most irresistible way. . . "The Marrying Kind" by #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber High school sweethearts Katie and Jason haven't seen each other in ten years--and now she's walked back into his life. With one look, the love they shared comes flooding back--only now the odds seem stacked against them. But when something's meant to be, all bets are off. . .
HELP!Footloose cowboy Jake Meredith was perfect at rabble-rousing and rodeo riding. But when instant parenthood befell him, he was scared spitless of failing as a father for his tiny orphaned niece and nephew. Where to turn for help?YOU'VE GOT A FRIENDWhere else but to Maggie Templeton, the gangly, freckled best friend of his youth? Now a city pediatrician, his long-distance pal came to his temporary rescue, working wonders with his little wards. Unfortunately, Maggie's unexpected womanliness stoked Jake's senses, jeopardizing their precious friendship. Still, Jake ached to make Maggie a permanent part of his family-to touch her, to taste her...to turn her every which way but loose.
Dear Santa, It's me, Jillian Wilkes. I just did something totally out of character: I spent the most glorious night of my life with a stranger named Shane Hollister. Fast-forward three weeks. The sexy cowboy with the sweet smile left me with an incredible, life-changing gift.... Hey, Santa, Houston ex-cop Shane Hollister here. I'm still reeling from the news: I'm going to be a father! Ever since Jillian delivered her bombshell, I've made up my mind to really get to know the Texas blonde. And what better place than my ranch in Brighton Valley? Now the top priority on my wish list is to let go of the past and make a future with the family I've always wanted!
Best friends for life...and love After five years, Jeff Forsythe was finally back in Rumor, Montana--just when Jilly Davis needed him most. But she had no intention of clipping the wings of the footloose pilot just because she was having a baby. Even if her childhood pal was arousing feelings that had nothing to do with friendship... Freedom at all costs--those were the rules Jeff lived by. Until he came home to find his best buddy all grown up, pregnant--and sexier than he'd ever remembered. Suddenly this irresistible mom-to-be tempted him to trim his wings and put down roots in Rumor. Wasn't that what friends were for?
After five years, Jeff Forsythe was finally back in Rumor, Montana--just when Jilly Davis needed him most. But she had no intention of clipping the wings of the footloose pilot just because she was having a baby. Even if her childhood pal was arousing feelings that had nothing to do with friendship .... Freedom at all costs--those were the rules Jeff lived by. Until he came home to find his best buddy all grown up, pregnant--and sexier than he'd ever remembered. Suddenly this irresistible mom-to-be tempted him to trim his wings and put down roots in Rumor. Wasn't that what friends were for?
FROM MIDWIFE TO MOTHER-TO-BE...One night of heart-stealing passion left Milla Johnson wanting much more from Dr. Kyle Bingham. But settling down wasn't in the gorgeous resident's game plan. And the practical-minded midwife had her own future to think of...now that a baby was on the way. Kyle's baby.Growing up on the black-sheep side of the town's most prominent clan left Kyle feeling out in the cold when it came to family. Until Milla. She had him yearning to shed his solitary ways-even after she'd told him they were expecting! Could imminent fatherhood-and love-make a family man out of Merlyn County's most marriage-shy bachelor?
Outroping and outriding every man in Blossom was something Cindy Tucker could do with her eyes closed. But cooking, flirting and wearing high heels? Those were skills of a different kind - the kind she'd surely need to lasso a husband. And the one person she trusted to teach her was Blake Gray Feather. He was the only man who'd ever made her lose her breath, who haunted her dreams, who hadn't yet figured out his childhood friend had grown up. But now, with their late-night sweet talk and soft kisses, she was seeing a different look in Blake's eyes...and that gave Cindy a newfound confidence in her womanly abilities. Because she fully intended to put Blake's "lessons" to use to win the heart of the only cowboy she'd ever loved... Silhouette Romance #1776 Miniseries: Blossom County Fair
HE WASN'T THE "RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET" TYPE... T. J. "Cowboy" Whittaker wasn't looking to be anyone's hero, but when vulnerable Priscilla Richards turned her tear-filled blue eyes on him and asked, "Can you help me uncover the secrets in my past?"...well, how could the sexy P.I. say no? His job was simple: escort the sheltered city girl to Texas to meet the mom she'd never known, then hightail it out of there as fast as his boots could carry him. Temptation wasn't on the agenda—especially with a prim New Yorker who most definitely was not his type. But Prissy made him hotter than Dallas in July...and made him want things he'd given up on long ago...
Fairbrook is a town tailor-made for Christmas, with beautiful old houses dotting quaintly named streets, yet not everyone is eager for the holidays to arrive. Cash-strapped single mom Carly Westbrook worries about providing a merry Christmas for her boys. It doesn't help that they've been having run-ins with neighbor Max Tolliver, an aspiring novelist stricken with writer's block. Then there's Grant Barrows, a formerly wealthy businessman whose heart seems to have shrunk along with his bank balance. Some are determined to make the season sparkle - like the Diamond Lils, a ladies group that meets weekly to play poker and socialize. This year, they're looking to do some good deeds, and wealthy widow Lynette thinks that a little matchmaking between Grant and Carly would be a perfect place to start. Winner of the Maggie and Readers Choice Awards, Judy Duarte sets her heartwarming, uplifting novel in the small community of Mulberry Park in Fairbrook, California. With inspirational messages of hope and love, her books appeal to fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jan Karon.
SHE WAS A WOMAN ON THE RUN...Shattered by her fiancé's betrayal, Lauren Taylor fled California and her society engagement. In a small Texas town, she found a place for herself in the gentle arms of rancher Cole McAdams. He was as honest as the day was long...and as guarded.HE'D GIVEN HER SHELTER FROM THE STORM.Cole had enough problems keeping his ranch afloat and raising his daughter alone. He'd trusted a woman once and been burned, and he knew that Lauren had secrets of her own. But in a time of crisis, could this cowboy find the courage to put the past behind him and finally embrace a future...with her?
Solemn rancher Alex Connor was looking for a good woman. To be more precise, he was looking for a surrogate to bear his babies. He had it all figured out: he'd be a single dad completely devoted to his children. But after his first meeting with obstetrician Dr. Selena Ramirez, all his carefully made plans flew out the window.Selena knew she'd be able to help Alex, though not in the way he might imagine. Common sense told her to run when the sexy green-eyed cowboy admitted he wanted her. What kind of crazy fate had brought a man yearning for offspring to a woman who couldn't have any? What kind of crazy girl would gamble on a man whose heart was already taken?
Conservative businessman Jake Braddock had a heart that was all cowboy-and closely guarded. Following his stepmother's death, he learned he'd be sharing custody of his five-year-old half sister with a sexy dancer-not his notion of the ideal mommy. Chloe Haskell had barely begun playing mother to little Brianna when she found herself at odds with stuffy Jake, who seemed determined to fight her at every turn. But the long-legged beauty soon got under the Texan's skin in more ways than he cared to admit. Now Jake had to decide whether he was ready to let Chloe into his heart-and help him build the family he'd always wanted. hellip;
Turning his life around, Luke Wynter had worked hard to become a doctor, to give back to the community he'd taken from years ago. And he had been doing just fine. . . until Leilani Stephens snuck back into his life. Twelve years ago she had made it clear that she no longer considered him a friend, let alone a lover. And he'd never been one to plead or beg. Now he felt drawn to her all over again-- yet felt that something was unsettled, unfinished. Unsaid. What had Leilani been hiding from him all these years?
USA TODAY bestselling author Judy Duarte kicks off her new miniseries, Return to Brighton Valley, with an unforgettable reunion when a single mom returns to her hometown after ten years-and comes face-to-face with the father of her child! When Mallory Dickinson comes home with the son she gave up for adoption at seventeen, she knows she has to face her past. Ten years ago, she fell hard for Rick Martinez. The irresistible Brighton Valley troublemaker with a capital T is now the town's beloved vet. But is he ready to be a father? When Rick finds out Mallory's planning to raise their child-the son he never met-he knows this is their second chance. But how long can he keep his true identity a secret from his son...when every day brings him closer to Mallory and the boy who looks just like him? It's time for this rebel with a cause to prove he's got what it takes to become the family man he's always wanted to be.
As a teen, Kristy Smith spent her nights dreaming of a college scholarship--dreams that ended abruptly when she became pregnant. Now Kristy works hard to support her young son, Jason, and her ailing grandmother, staving off regrets about the chances that slipped away. But one person will open Kristy's eyes to the fact that she's been selling herself short. For she has much to offer to the residents of Fairbrook, who are all about to learn that the future can surprise and redeem us, especially when there's courage and friendship in abundance, as well as a little help from an unexpected source. . . Praise For Judy Duarte And Mulberry Park Tender and touching. . . this novel will stay with you long after you have read the last page. --Dorothy Garlock, New York Times bestselling author An uplifting story about one little girl's unflinching faith and how she extends an open and loving hand to the broken people around her. --Cathy Lamb, author of Such a Pretty Face
ALL OR NOTHING...After a very bitter-very public-divorce, high-society surgeon Michael Harper needed a vacation. But his plans for peace and quiet hadn't included falling in love with a stubborn, self-reliant cocktail waitress from the wrong side of the tracks...or the two kids she hoped to adopt. Mansions, money-marriage. Michael was suddenly prepared to offer it all....But Kara Westin refused to take charity from anyone, especially not from a sexy, well-meaning doctor who knew more about family fortunes than family values. Despite temptation, Kara was determined to keep her distance. The only way she'd surrender her pride was in exchange for his heart.
SHE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN HEROESHailey Conway believed in making a good, predictable life for herself. Until San Diego detective Nick Granger saved her from a mugger and swept her off her feet-and into bed. Their steamy one-night stand was almost enough to melt the snow that had stranded them together...and then they said goodbye.Except Nick's dark eyes and whispered endearments haunted Hailey's dreams, and continued to set her world on edge. For their night together had conceived more than insatiable passion. They had a baby on the way. And when Hailey shared her secret, she knew the rugged rebel might break her heart...unless he became the hero who saved it.
Healing people was Jeremy Fortune's specialty-not coming to the rescue of beautiful women with infants in their arms! The California surgeon was in Texas to locate his missing father. Instead, he might have found the woman of his dreams. Kirsten Allen was only trying to look out for her brother's son. And now the Red Rock accountant was worried about holding on to her heart! Jeremy had the most irresistible bedside manner, and the dedicated doc was filling her head with the sweet domestic fantasy of becomingMrs. Dr. Fortune! But only if he planned to stick around long enough to fulfillboththeir dreams. . . ;.
He'd have a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner at his mom's ranch, count his blessings, then superstar country singer Greg Clayton would go back on tour. But when a storm stranded him alone with the very pregnant Connie Montoya, Greg delivered her holiday baby himself! Suddenly, he'd found something that could compare to fame and fortune: the beautiful single mother and the sweet baby girl who felt like his own. But Greg's life was on the road--and Connie's past made joining him impossible. Until a holiday miracle called love showed him how to make all of Connie's Christmas dreams come true. . . .
HERE COMES THE BRIDE...MATCHMAKING DOWN THE AISLE!When private investigator Rico Garcia arrived to visit his recently engaged mother, becoming involved with her wedding planner was the last thing on his mind. But his matchmaker of a mom had other ideas-and an assignment to find the starry-eyed Molly Townsend's long-lost sister.Molly had dreamed of her Prince Charming for years-and the cynical, down-with-love Rico was the stuff of her nightmares! But as she and Rico worked together to plan a wedding, and a reunion with her sister, Molly's chance at true love seemed within reach. It was just up to Rico to close the book on a perfect fairy-tale ending....
The cowboy's lady?When Tori took a job at the Rocking C ranch, nobody told her an ornery cowboy came with it. As a former nurse, Tori knew she could help Matt Clayton get back on his feet. The only obstacle was the injured bronc rider himself. . . An accident may have ended his rodeo career, but Matt wasn't one to back down from a challenge! Now one bossy redhead was about to meet her match! But Tori was hiding something. Would Tori's secret force her to leave Matt and the feelings he was awakening in her? Or could love work its healing magic on them both, making this a homecoming neither would forget?
The Texan's Dilemma Bounty hunter Tom McCain works alone. He couldn't save his childhood friend, but he'll deliver her six-year-old daughter, Sarah Jane, to the only family she has left: a wealthy great-grandfather in Texas. But that means tangling with the fiery schoolteacher who wants to adopt her. Katie O'Malley is determined to give Sarah Jane a fresh start away from the tragedy of her early life. Even the high-handed Mr. McCain can't stop her. But when a secret from Sarah Jane's past threatens the young girl's life, joining forces with Tom is Katie's only option. They'll need all their courage to turn a perilous future into a home, a family-and a dream come true.
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Second-chance sweethearts?Nicole Castleton was a shrewd businesswoman with a Texas-sized stubborn streak. She needed a husband in a hurry, and no one but her ex, Miguel Mendoza, would do! Yet she had her doubts-sweet, sexy Miguel still shook her to the core of her expensive Castleton boots. And when it came right down to it, she still desired the man beyond words.Was it a ghost standing on his doorstep? Or could this really be his Nicole? The girl who broke Miguel's heart ten years ago was back-with a crazy proposal for a strictly business marriage! A desire for payback-and one last round of romance with the one who'd gotten away-tempted Miguel beyond any dollar amount. But this time, he wasn't so sure he'd be able to walk away from the woman of his dreams....
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