When a letter arrived informing Jonathan Wescott that he was a father, the bachelor set out to find his child. But his little girl had been given away. The only way to see his daughter was through her adoptive--and widowed-- mother. And when Jon set eyes on Alicia Fallon, the plan seemed perfect. Jon's appearance had Alicia's safe world reeling. Her little girl loved him immediately, but Alicia wasn't about to fall for Jon's charms. For this man could destroy her family, and if she dared let him--her heart as well.
Her painful past had taught neonatologist Francesca Talbot to rely on no one but herself. Until an accident landed the mother-to-be in the hospital. . . and she was forced to turn to fiercely protective rancher Grady Fitzgerald-- her baby's father. Grady was determined to be part of his new family's life. . . which meant watching over mother and unborn child whether Francesca liked it or not! And once the irresistible beauty was ensconced at his Texas ranch, Grady knew it was where she belonged. So he'd just have to put his own heartache aside and break down the wall the wary doctor had built around her heart. Because it was no longer just their baby's future at stake. . . .
Gwen Langworthy had been abandoned as a child then left at the altar. She had given up on love and marriage and the entire baby-carriage thing. Garrett Maxwell had lost his child and his marriage and now he spent his life reuniting other families. And somewhere a down-on-her-luck new mother was longing for the baby she had been too frightened to keep -- and had left on Gwen's doorstep. Three people lost in the world. . . and one baby to bring them all home again.
The bond between them was instant: Laura a flower-power antiwar protestor, Brady a duty-bound soldier heading off to Vietnam. He'd returned a changed man, and she'd saved his sanity. They'd always been there for each other. They'd raised two wonderful children and weathered the ups and downs that are inevitably part of a life together, a life that stretched over three decades. And they'd stuck to the deal they made on their wedding day: never talk about the past. But the past has a way of catching up. . . .
Well, loyal readers, another spring, another blizzard. But this prospector has the pleasure of bringing you all some unusually hot gossip. it seems that the Queen of Hearts Mine may not belong To The Douglas family after all! Old Caleb has actually hired a private investigator to prove his ownership. Unfortunately, handsome playboy Brad Vaughn and his beautiful secretary, Emily Stanton, have been stranded up at the Douglas cabin. It's been rumored that Brad never mixes business with pleasure, and Emily looks like she'll only play for keeps. Still, despite their differences, they'll have to keep warm somehow. . . . Perhaps the spring thaw will bring more than sunshine to these two!
After losing his wife in a tragic accident, successful businessman Dawson Barrett was determined to help his son, Luke, who was dealing with his pain by acting out at school and at home. Luckily, the devoted dad knew just who to call....As talented as she was beautiful, music therapist Mikala Conti could work miracles. To her, the real miracle was that Dawson-the boy who'd once stirred her teenage heart, then vanished-was back in town. Still, Mikala wasn't sure Dawson was ready to move on. And she certainly didn't believe that one reckless moment of passion could change their lives forever. But it might just be the way to heal three troubled souls searching for a second chance at a forever family.
THE BEST MEN Three best friends, best fathers...best men to marry! Maid of Honor Falls For Best Man! Other than being in the same wedding party, Cade Gallagher and Miranda Sinclair had nothing in common--except intense attraction. After one soul-searing kiss goodbye, Miranda wasn't going to let the sexy cowboy get away so she followed the bachelor to Montana. But her chosen groom had three little cowpokes, determined to keep "Daddy" all to themselves!
IT WAS THE CALL DYLAN MALLOY NEVER WANTED TO RECEIVE He'd lost the only family he'd ever known. His sister and brother-in-law were dead--and their premature baby was fighting for his life in a Wyoming hospital. The globetrotting photographer lost no time rushing to the preemie's side. But much to Dylan's surprise, he was not Timmy's rightful guardian. Why didn't his beloved baby sister leave him custody of the baby...instead of appointing her friend Shaye Bartholomew? Shaye loved Timmy, that much was clear. But Dylan wasn't ready to give up custody without a fight...or to deny his chemistry with the one woman who stood in his way.
A Convenient Christmas FatherHe claimed he was no Santa, so why had Nick Clark made Faith Hewitt's Christmas wish come true? After charming her son, single-handedly saving the Christmas pageant and making the usually staid Faith swoon at the most inappropriate moments, he'd gone and proposed marriage! She knew Nick's offer had only been to secure her son's future. What would a dashing bachelor like Nick want with a once-upon-a-time wallflower? Yet, as the time ticked away on their marriage clock, Faith desperately wanted her husband of convenience to stay. . . and let her become his wife in every way.
Could he be her little boy? Six years ago, Sara Hobart helped a childless couple create their own miracle. Now she needed one of her own. All her instincts were telling her she was Kyle Barclay's birth mother. Only one thing stood in her way: Kyle's widowed father. Ever since his wife had died, Nathan had tried to be the best parent he could to five-year-old Kyle. Then this sensual stranger showed up. Legally, Sara had no claim on his son. But how could he keep her from the little boy who already adored her? That went double for Nathan, who was suddenly yearning to go from single dad to devoted family man. . . .
She had all her baby plans mapped out. . . . Sam Barclay would father her child, and Corrie Edwards would get the baby she always wanted. It sounded like a good plan. . . until sperm donor Sam decided he wanted to be the daddy fate had once denied him. It was supposed to be strictly a business arrangement. Romance wasn't on Corrie's radar. But the closer they came to conception, the more Sam wanted to make things personal. Could he convince Corrie that, together, they had what it took to create the home and family theybothcraved?
By-the-book lawyer Ben Barclay didn't make mistakes--especially not one-night-stand mistakes. So when he learned that his lone reckless act with a beautiful stranger had lasting consequences, he was determined to do the right thing. And that meant marriage. When Sierra Girard learned she was pregnant, she didn't expect Ben to be part of her life. So she was stunned at his insistence that they be husband and wife--if only for the sake of the baby. But even cautious Sierra couldn't deny the smoldering embers of attraction that burned bright. It was a fire that could almost be mistaken for true love. . . .
Quiet Kismet, Pennsylvania, may look like any other small town, but as a home stager, Caprice De Luca can see behind closed doors--and it seems someone has designs on murder. . . Life is a full house for Caprice these days. She's dating, she's rescuing adorable cocker spaniels, and she's decorating the roomy interiors of Kismet's most well-heeled residents with fun fantasy themes. But she's worried about her pregnant sister. Bella's marriage is coming apart like a bad wallpaper job, and to make matters worse, she's decided to meet up with a former flame Bob Preston, a house painter Caprice frequently employs. When he's found dead in a pool of green paint swirling with blood, it's time for Caprice to stage an investigation. With all eyes trained on Bella's husband, Caprice shifts her attention from finding the perfect curtains to finding the perfect culprit. . . Praise for Staged to Death "A fascinating inside look at the art of home-staging--but did I mention it's also an elegantly crafted murder mystery featuring an irresistible sleuth?" --Leslie Meier
Old and forbidden desires began to reemerge when Brock Warner returned to Wyoming to help Kylie run his family's ranch. He hadn't pursued her years ago because she'd been too young and achingly innocent--and then his brother had claimed Kylie for his own. Kylie's failing marriage had ended with her unfaithful husband's death. Now she was left only with bittersweet memories, an empty bank account and a baby on the way. Brock's homecoming had her thinking back to the kiss they'd once shared. And had her wondering about what could have been. . . .
BABY BONDFor months Jenna Winton had envisioned another man's features on her precious growing baby. That was before she'd learned about the medical mix-up that brought a powerful stranger to her door demanding his child!From their first meeting, Jenna knew that Blake Winston always got what he wanted. And within weeks she found herself wed to this selfmade CEO who promised their child everything he'd never had and who vowed to resist making their marriage real until she was ready. Perhaps it was the yearning he stirred at a touch or his tender look when he felt their baby kick, but suddenly Blake was consuming her heart and dreams...even when she couldn't be certain of his love....
After real-estate mogul Alan Barrett first laid eyes on Lisa Sanders, he couldn't keep the intriguing-- and much younger--office manager from his mind. When Lisa was tapped to assist with a lucrative deal, the sparks between the two soon burned as bright as the stars over Alan's ranch. Lisa wanted all the business experience she could get. What shedidn'tcount on was negotiating a chemistry with Alan unlike any she'd ever felt before. And Lisa was also hiding secrets of her past, a past that was in plain view. Would her love for Alan propel her into the future. . . or leave her shackled to what she just couldn't leave behind?
Ever since Dr. Dillon Traub arrived at Thunder Canyon Resort, tongues have been wagging about the chemistry zinging between the Texas oil tycoon and his new receptionist. Those broad shoulders of his may be awfully tempting&but single mom Erika Rodriguez knows better than to give in to her attraction to the handsome bachelor doctor. So why is the sought-after playboy going out of his way to prove to the love-burned Erika that he'd make the ideal husband-and perfect father to her adorable baby girl? Stay tuned, dear readers, to see if the town's favorite new physician will be heading back home. Or if this Dr. Daddy is writing a prescription for lifetime happiness!
Motherhood doesn't always wait for the perfect moment.UNEXPECTING...AGAIN!When the daughter she gave up for adoption appears in her life eager to meet both her birth parents, Amelia Copperstone nervously agrees to track down a man she hasn't seen in thirty years. What she finds is rekindled passion-and, at age forty-eight, a very unexpected pregnancy.IMPERFECT TIMINGApril Renquist is riding the corporate fast track when pregnancy challenges her to sort out her priorities: from the fiancé she broke up with, to the fears that plague her...to the dawning realization that perhaps life doesn't stop with motherhood.HOME AT LASTA couple shattered by the loss of their daughter opens their home to an orphaned Russian girl-unprepared for the emotion she unleashes. As guilt and grief war with the need to love a child again, the remarkable little girl offers healing and hope.
THE BEST MEN The closest friends, the finest fathers, the best men to marry! Wanted: Willing Man To Wed Widow She popped the question after knowing him for one hour. For Beth Warren desperately needed a husband, and Nathan Maxwell was the perfect groom. But though she had planned on a marriage in name only, Nathan wasn't saying "I do" without the promise of a very real wedding night....
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Neil Kane arrived at Walnut River General Hospital to investigate charges of insurance fraud, knowing he'd be greeted as Public Enemy #1. To his surprise, though, he soon discovered an unexpeteced ally in--and an undeniable attraction to--Isobel Suarez. The sexy social worker was unfailingly loyal to the hospital that was being threatened by a hostile takeover--a takeover that Neil was making a reality. Yet the intriguing investigator was a tempation she couldn't resist, and even by-the-book Neil couldn't hide from the sparks they generated. But everything changed once Isobel herself was accused of wrongdoing, and Neil had to decide which was more important: his job. . . or the woman who'd stolen his heart.
Hold on to your Stetsons! A reliable source tells me that Zane Gunther is hiding out in Thunder Canyon. Now the tweets and texts are flying about the music legend and a certain single mom who's having trouble making ends meet... Zane came to the Montana mountain town to escape the paparazzi-and a tragedy he can't forget. But keeping a low profile seems next to impossible, especially once he falls-hard-for local girl Jeannette Williams. Is this cowboy looking to make a home in Thunder Canyon? Stay tuned, loyal readers, to see if Zane is getting ready to propose to the widowed waitress who's already gaga over him...by crooning a love song straight from his heart!
Celeste Wells didn't think twice about becoming a surrogate mom for her twin sister. But when Zoie's marriage ended suddenly, heartbroken Celeste just couldn't let the little girl go. Clay Sullivan's world shattered once his wife walked out on him and their daughter, and Celeste was a reminder of the painful memories the tough survival guide hadbarelysurvived. Yet she was everything her sister wasn't-loyal, loving, committed to the child to whom she'd given birth. Not to mention the attraction that sizzled between them the moment they came face-to-face at their fifteen-year reunion! Would falling for Celeste be making the same mistake twice. . . ;or giving Abby the mother she was always meant to have?
READY-MADE FAMILY NEEDS TENDER LOVING CARE... Healing children was her life, her passion...all she needed. Until sexy single father Rafe Pierson brought his daughter to her rustic ranch. The solemn little girl longed for a mother, and Shannon Collins suddenly longed to be a mother. But being Janine's mother meant being Rafe's wife...and the deputy district attorney had made it clear he never intended to marry again. Shannon taught his grief-stricken daughter to live again and gave him back the sweet sound of his little girl's laughter. Then Shannon challenged Rafe to want more. She challenged him to open his own aching heart and ask for more from life--from her--than just fleeting pleasure....
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