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Attempting to get out of the depression from her husband's death, Maggie moves, changes careers, and ultimately starts her life over again. Something from her past does pop up... but does it last?
A woman's love is threatened by past secrets in this repackaged classic from the New York Times bestselling author. Fiery-tempered beauty Anna Reardon had only one chance to escape the shameful street-urchin's life forever--to become Karl Lindstrom's mail-order bride. Karl soon discovered Anna's true background, but there was one burning secret that Anna will never be able to reveal. . . .
Lee Reston has a fulfilling life imbued with the love of her three wonderful children. Then a shattering event-the loss of her oldest son, Greg-tears her world apart. In her anguish, she turns to police officer Christopher Lallek, Greg's best friend. Their shared mourning develops into friendship, and then something deeper. But life is never simple. The family that was once the core of her existence becomes a mixed blessing, as Lee explores where family ties end-and her needs as a woman begin.
There's a place in every heart for forgiving. SARAH- She came to Deadwood, a rough and tumble western town, with an ambitious dream of starting a newspaper. But her journey had another purpose-to find her sister and mend the family tie that was severed years ago, when Addie left home with a hardened heart- and without an explanation. NOAH- The thought of this headstrong woman turning his town upside down riled Marshal Campbell to no end. But there was something about Sarah that the lawman found irresistible. Inside, he longed to treat her like a lady. But outside, he'd keep up his ornery image-and give her a rocky welcome to town Two strong-willed souls, Sarah and Noah would discover the timeless beauty of love-when the heart learns to take back the past and start again.
Previously published as one of two stories in Jove's A Heart Speaks, Forsaking All Others now gets its own moment in the spotlight. This favorite of LaVyrle's tells the story of an up-and-coming photographer who is once bitten, twice shy in matters of the heart. Until a model with a heart of gold proves he can be trusted with the gift of her love.
New readers will fall in love with New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer's unforgettable novels--and for those who have already read her timeless romances, rediscover the passion and magic . . . .Two brothers work a rich and bountiful land--and one extraordinary woman shares their lives. To Jonathan Gray, Mary is a devoted and giving mate. To Aaron, she is a beloved friend. But seven childless years of marriage have forced Jonathan to ask the unthinkable of his brother and his wife--binding the two people he cares for most with an act of desire born of compassion . . . awakening Mary to the pain of infidelity, and to all the bittersweet joy and heartache that passionate love can bring.
Two brothers work a rich and bountiful land--and one extraordinary woman shares their lives. To Jonathan Gray, Mary is a devoted and giving mate. To Aaron, she is a beloved friend. But seven childless years of marriage haveforced Jonathan to ask the unthinkable of his brother and his wife--binding the two people he cares for most with an act of desire born of compassion...awakening Mary to the pain of infidelity, and to all the bittersweet joy and heartache that passionate love can bring.
AGATHA was the picture of primness and propriety although her green eyes could blaze with anger or sparkle with humor ... SCOTT was the picture of lazy charm and happy indifference to what others thought was right and wrong. They were enemies, then friends. Then the sweet innocence of a child opened their eyes and their hearts. And in each other's arms they were reborn... by the soft, wondrous gift of love.
Two of Spencer's favorite novels-Forsaking All Others and A Promise to Cherish-together in one unforgettable volume.
TWO HEARTS ... TWO APART RACHEL. The image of elegance, social standing, and beauty, she had barely recovered from her husband's death when the wildest, most passionate flame of her youth stepped into her life, once again ... TOMMY LEE. The all-time hellraiser of Russellville, Alabama, he had three marriages behind him and a string of fast cars and women. The townsfolk said he'd never change. But Rachel knew differently... THE HELLION Once they were high school sweethearts, too young and reckless to handle the consequences of their love. Now, twenty-four years later, Tommy Lee could still excite Rachel like no other man. Maybe this time, they could make it work. In spite of his wild reputation... the local gossip ...or Rachel's questioning heart.
LaVyrle Spencer explores the true meaning of unconditional love in this powerful New York Times bestseller. High school principal Tom Gardner feels a sense of shock when he sees Kent Arens, a new transfer student. With one glance, Tom can see that this teenager is the son he never knew he had-the result of a one-night stand on the eve of his wedding years before, now grown into an intelligent, athletic, and polite young man. But the boy's presence has a devastating effect on Tom's family. As the Gardners careen toward disaster, they test the foundation of trust and respect that their family was built on-and learn that love leaves no choice but forgiveness.
When x-con Will is releaced from jail, he responds to a newspaper add written by Elly, a woman looking for a husband. She has the reputation of being crazy, but maybe they both are... for each other!
This is the story of Lorna the daughter of a rich businessman in the late 19th century and Jens an imigrant who wishes to become a boat builder.
New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer offers a story about falling in love, and finding the courage to follow your dreams... <P> Lee Walker knows it won't be easy to start a new life in a new city. But she is on a mission: to prove to everyone, and to herself, that she can make it here, working in the masculine world of the construction industry. When contracting rival Sam Brown offers her a job, Lee is stunned and a little wary. Sam's motives seem honorable enough, even if he doesn't see her in a strictly professional light. In fact, Sam sees her as the woman she's always hoped to be--smart, capable, warm, funny and sexy. Before she knows it, Lee is falling head over heels for her boss. But part of her is sure that telling Sam about her past would have him backing away, fast. Now she must choose between protecting her bruised and battered heart--or trusting it to a man whose quiet strength just might heal it...
Catherine Anderson and Clay Forrester come from two completely different worlds, but one blind date leaves them forever linked. Clay, a handsome law student, and Catherine, a serious, bookish undergrad, experience an evening they will never forget. Fortified by the beauty of the night, as well as a bottle of wine, they share a night together. A few short months later, Catherine discovers she's pregnant. They agree to a marriage of convenience, an arrangement that suits them both-until they begin to fall in love. <P> Moving and deeply affecting, Separate Beds is a celebration of the healing power of love.
In one of her most unforgettable novels, New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer chronicles the passionate awakening of a country music star who embraced fame but fled from love. Eighteen years ago, Tess McPhail left her tiny hometown of Wintergreen, Missouri for the bright lights of Nashville and never looked back. Now, one of country music's biggest stars, "Mac" is a hardworking woman with little time for a personal life--until her sister insists she come home to help care for their widowed mother. The welcome Mac receives is less than warm, especially from her former next-door neighbor Kenny Kroneck. Now a handsome divorcé with a teenage daughter, Kenny refuses to give Mac the time of day. But when Mac discovers that Kenny's daughter is a promising country music talent, she assumes the role of mentor and gradually learns to open her hardened heart to the sweet rewards of caring and commitment.
Country music superstar Mac McPhail returns to her hometown of Wintergreen, Missouri, where she learns to appreciate her family and to open her heart to love and commitment with the man next door
Theresa's oversized breasts have made her physically uncomfortable, and the target of unwanted male attention. Then Brian joins her family for Christmas, looking into her eyes, not at her chest.
When a fiercely independent young woman returns with her three daughters to her hometown of Camden, Maine, after divorcing her philandering husband, she finds a less-than-hospitable welcome. But she's about to show an entire town what one good woman can do.
LaVyrle Spencer, known for her "heartrending slices of Americana" writes of how love can be more special the second time around. . . It is 1916 and Roberta Jewett is surprised that her hometown of Camden, Maine, considers a divorced woman little more than a prostitute. She nonetheless perseveres in her struggle to forge a new and better life for her daughters there. Behaving like no "respectable" woman would, she gets a job as a county nurse, learns to drive, and buys her very own Model T. Embittered by her painful marriage to an unfaithful husband, she has no intention of being any man's victim again. So Roberta is taken aback to find the widowed carpenter Gabriel Farley has somehow found his way into her heart. And in the ultimate test of will and devotion, she must depend on the man she has grown to love-and summon the courage to stand up to an entire town. .
Can love survive a shattering loss? A grief-stricken widower learns to open his heart again in LaVyrle Spencer's touching and emotionally charged new novel. <P> Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, 1950: Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. A devoted husband and father, a man of unshakable faith, he derives intense pleasure from the life he's built with his beloved wife, Krystyna, and their two daughters, and is the dedicated handyman for St. Joseph's, the Catholic church that is the cornerstone of Browerville life. But when a tragic accident cuts Krystyna's life short, Eddie is sure his heart is broken forever. Krystyna was everything to him'his true companion. As friends and relatives rally around the family in the dark days and weeks that follow, there is one person who is unable to express what the loss of Krystyna means to her. Sister Regina, the girls' teacher at St. Joseph's school, has always felt a special affinity for the family. Yet her religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them, even in their time of need. In the past, Sister Regina had bristled under the constraints of the order, but always reaffirmed her commitment through prayer and contemplation. Now the strict rules of the Benedictine sisterhood, which once gave her life a sense of meaning, chafe at her more insistently. Time passes, and Sister Regina and Eddie Olczak continue to cross paths. Deep inside, they realize there is something between them'more than a kinship, a connection that somehow goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the girls. Thrilled - and secretly frightened - they both must summon the courage to look within their hearts and make their own choices. Powerful, moving, and deeply affecting, Then Came Heaven is a celebration of love and tenderness, a book LaVyrle Spencer's fans are sure to cherish long after the last page is turned.
New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer presents one of her most beautiful and captivating novels--a powerful story of the human heart you will never forget... <P> Five long years ago, Laura Dalton stood on the bleak Nantucket shore waiting for her beloved husband Rye to return--until the day she learned his ship was lost at sea. Now, Laura's lonely heart has found solace in Dan, Rye's closest friend. <P> Dan has been a beacon of light in her time of darkness, becoming a father to the child that Rye never knew and giving her a reason to live again. But who could foretell that a wind-roughened sailor with sun-bleached hair would come back into their lives? That Laura's heart could betray her soul? That Rye would come home again...
The unforgettable story of two willful lovers--and one special promise. . . .
The sweeping plains held the promise of a lifetime for Linnea Eager to begin her first teaching position, lovely Linnea Brandonberg stepped off the train looking as grown-up and worldly as her eighteen years would allow. The golden fields and fragrant wheat of Alamo, North Dakota, were as new and different as the Westgard family, with whom she would no
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