Firefighter Nic Carano relishes his bachelor lifestyle. Then he loses his heart to a rescued baby. And when he meets the infant's lovely aunt-suddenly a mother-Nic starts considering love, marriage...and a baby carriage. Yet Cassidy Willis isn't convinced. Nic's been a lifesaver with all that he has done, along with his big-hearted family and fellow firefighters, to help the new mom. But after all she's been through, could she really be happy with someone whose life is always in danger? Now it's up to Nic to show Cassidy that his bond with her and the baby is forever.
A Newborn SurpriseHelicopter pilot Creed Carter can't believe his eyes-someone's left a baby on the church altar. When this perfect little girl is temporarily turned over to Haley Blanchard, Creed is skeptical. The auburn-haired foster mother in flowing skirts is pretty, yet definitely not his type. But the more time Creed spends with Haley, the more he appreciates her style and her fierce commitment to her foster kids. To his surprise, he's falling for her-and for baby Rose. But when a crisis strikes, can Creed convince Haley to face her worst fear and trust what's in her heart?
Get caught up in four historical romances in which unusual circumstances cause four young people to seek marriage before another prairie Christmas comes around. When marriage is given a deadline, the results are anything but conventional. Jackson needs a mother for his niece. Jerome needs money that can only come by taking a wife. Katherine needs to fulfill a promise. Anastasia needs to escape an evil plot. Can each find a spouse by Christmas?
In Redemption, Oklahoma, a young boy is found huddled in a Dumpster, clutching a Christmas book. Scared and refusing to speak, he captures undercover agent Kade McKendrick's guarded heart. Kade brings the child home until he can track down his family-and his story. All Kade has is a name, Davey, and the boy's trust of sweet, pretty teacher Sophie Bartholomew. With her kindness and faith, Sophie helps both the boy and the battle-scarred cop to smile again. And as they uncover the mystery of a very special child, a family is formed-just in time for Christmas.
On a dusty Texas roadside Jenna Garwood has just gone into labor. Hardheaded rancher Dax comes to her rescue and delivers her baby daughter. Single dad Dax knows what it's like to raise a newborn alone, and won't turn his back on Jenna--so he offers her a housekeeping job.But he's not prepared for the fireworks between them, or for Jenna's secret, which could shatter their hard-won trust....
Cheyenne Rhodes has come to Redemption, Oklahoma to start a new life -- and not particularly to make new friends. But single dad Trace Bowman isn't about to let her hide. He just has to convince Cheyenne that Redemption is more than a hiding place -- it's also a place where one can be found.
The Woman He Left Behind. . . It took serious injuries from a roadside bomb to bring war photographer Drew Michaels back to his estranged wife, Larissa. His need for adventure had ultimately pushed Larissa toward the warm embrace of the church. . . and away from him. But now, being back in such close quarters with his first-and only-love, was stirring up feelings of peace and comfort he'd suppressed long ago. Yet his secrets could once again tear him away from the woman to whom he'd uttered the words "I do. "
Stepping into Prince Aleks's turreted castle is like going back in time. Five years ago he didn't tell Sara he was a prince, now he's wearing a crown!Sara once loved Aleks with all her heart, and she feels like the center of his world again. Yet she can't help feeling that there are more secrets to be revealed. . . .
Rainy Jernagen finally has the child-filled home she's always wanted. Although she's not yet found Mr. Right, her foster kids fill her heart almost completely. Then handyman rancher Nate Del Rio comes knocking, and Rainy begins to wonder if she really can have it all. Original.
HOME TO CROSSROADS RANCH Fostering kids has given Rainy Jernagen the child-filled home she's always wanted. When she meets handsome rancher Nate Del Rio, she wonders if maybe she can have it all. Problem is, Nate doesn't want kids, but she's determined to change his mind. And with a houseful of adorable allies raiding Nate's ranch, they'll remind him what family is all about. THE BABY BOND Firefighter Nic Carano relishes his bachelor lifestyle. Then he loses his heart to a rescued baby. When he meets the infant's lovely aunt, Nic starts considering love, marriage...and a baby carriage. But Cassidy Willis seems wary of falling for a man whose life is always in danger. Now it's up to Nic to show her that his bond with her and the baby is forever.
the Spirit of...Christmas: For his daughter's sake, widowed father Jesse Slater returns to Oklahoma to reclaim the family ranch. But their home is now a Christmas tree farm...run by a woman whose faith will change their lives forever. A Very Special Delivery: Molly McCreight has met the man of her dreams! But with her painful secret, how can she hope to spend the holidays-let alone the rest of her life- with single father Ethan Hunter and his precious baby girl?
HER CHRISTMAS WISH Since leaving her troubled past behind, Lindsey Mitchell relished living in the small Christian community of Winding Stair, Oklahoma. But as December approached, she knew she'd need help to run her tree farm. So she hired new arrival Jesse Slater. The widower and his little girl fit right in.. .except when it came to celebrating the spirit of the season. As the town banded together and introduced the newcomers to the local festivities, Lindsey sensed there were deeply rooted reasons for Jesse's lack of faith. Could she help him find his way back home and teach him and his adorable daughter the true meaning of Christmas?
Heartwarming stories of holiday romance by RITA Award-winning author Linda GoodnightIn the Spirit of...ChristmasFor his daughter's sake, widowed father Jesse Slater returns to Oklahoma to reclaim the family ranch. But their home is now a Christmas tree farm...run by a woman whose faith will change their lives forever.A Very Special DeliveryMolly McCreight has met the man of her dreams! But with her painful secret, how can she hope to spend the holidays--let alone the rest of her life--with single father Ethan Hunter and his precious baby girl?
Doing the right thing always came easily to firefighter Zak Ashford. So he can't refuse taking in the dying wife he thought divorced him long ago-and watching over her three troubled children. The only person Zak can turn to is his cute neighbor, Jilly Fairmont, who helps him and the children through their loss. And not just because she secretly cares for Zak. Yet it isn't long before Zak realizes what this honest, compassionate woman means to him, too. Can he convince Jilly that his life would be complete if she agreed to share his future?
Love's Duty As assistant police chief, Heath Monroe never expected he'd ever need rescuing. But that's exactly what Cassie Blackwell does when she pulls him out of a car wreckage. He's surprised at the beautiful widow's strength and joyous spirit. But he's been burned before and is cautious to get involved. Especially since his investigation into the town's drug operation might implicate Cassie's ex-husband! Yet the more time he spends with her, the deeper he falls. Will he have to choose between duty and his growing love-or is there a way he can have both? Whisper Falls: Where every prayer is answered...
In these heartwarming, inspirational tales of romance, an embittered single father, a commitment-wary Navy man and a disillusioned widower rediscover their faith and the power of love in the warmth of the Christmas season. Bundle includes In the Spirit of. . . Christmas, The Christmas Groom and One Golden Christmas
Love Inspired brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. This Love Inspired bundle includes Sugarplum Homecoming by Linda Goodnight, Amish Christmas Joy by Patricia Davids and The Lawman's Holiday Wish by Ruth Logan Herne.Look for 6 new inspirational stories every month from Love Inspired!
Love Inspired brings you three new titles for one great price, available now for a limited time only from July 1 to July 31! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. This Love Inspired bundle includes Baby in His Arms by Linda Goodnight, Montana Wrangler by Charlotte Carter, and His Unexpected Family by Patricia Johns.Look for six new inspirational stories every month from Love Inspired!
Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. This Love Inspired bundle includes The Lawman's Honor by Linda Goodnight, Seaside Romance by Mia Ross and A Ranch to Call Home by Leann Harris.<P> THE LAWMAN'S HONOR: As assistant police chief, Heath Monroe never expected he'd ever need rescuing. But that's exactly what Cassie Blackwell does when she pulls him out of a car wreckage. He's surprised at the beautiful widow's strength and joyous spirit. But he's been burned before and is cautious to get involved. Especially since his investigation into the town's drug operation might implicate Cassie's ex-husband! Yet the more time he spends with her, the deeper he falls. Will he have to choose between duty and his growing love--or is there a way he can have both? <P> SEASIDE ROMANCE: Running away from her troubled city life, Lauren Foster never thought she'd find herself in small-town Maine. But Holiday Harbor is everything she's looking for. The townspeople are welcoming, her job at her friend's toy store is going well and, most important, she's safe. Meeting contractor Ben Thomas soon changes all that. With his good looks, easygoing nature and kind heart, he's turning her peaceful new life upside down. She's quickly falling for the local hero, but when her past catches up to her present, is she willing to face her fears for the future she's always dreamed of?<P> A RANCH TO CALL HOME: The thrill of the rodeo is gone for cowboy Caleb Jensen. Nowadays, he helps out at a Texas ranch, keeping bad memories locked away. Then the ranch owner's granddaughter unexpectedly returns home--with a request he can't accept. Former army captain Brenda Kaye is organizing a charity rodeo, and she needs Caleb to get back in the saddle. She's determined to save her family's ranch, even if it means working with the smart-aleck cowboy--and uncovering the mysteries that lie in their pasts. Brenda's used to the dangers of war, but if she trusts Caleb, could the next casualty be her heart?
Daniel Stephens has just discovered he is related to the famous Valentine Dynasty. He's not convinced that he fits into their world. . . until he meets beautiful "Bella Lucia" manager Stephanie Ellison and is captivated by her feisty yet vulnerable spirit. Stephanie has surrounded herself with barriers to protect her from a devastating past. Now she's slowly warming to Daniel's gentle charm. This really could be a Christmas to remember, but first Daniel must show Stephanie that she can't hide behind her fears forever. . . .
A supersuccessful businessman, the only thing Ryan Storm can't quite get a handle on is his daughter, Mariah. All she really wants is a mom. So he hires the next best thing. . . . Pregnant, widowed Kelsey Mason isn't Ryan's idea of the perfect nanny, but little Mariah bonds with her straightaway. Even Ryan starts to fall under Kelsey's spell as she tempts the workaholic to take time off to enjoy his family-- a family that might grow into something even more special if Ryan can open his heart again. . . .
To: Ashley From: Samantha Re: Sis, I've seen him again! Remember the handsome missionary I met during the modeling shoot? Well, his name's Eric Pellegrino--he's the new assistant director at the adoption agency here in Chestnut Grove! He's trying to find homes for the world's orphans, including two he's crazy about. International adoption isn't easy, especially with Tiny Blessings rocked by scandal--something we Harcourts unfortunately know all about. Eric wants a house full of kids, only I'm afraid my secret will keep us apart. Maybe with faith and a couple of matchmaking teens, the four of us can become a family!
Two beloved inspirational authors deliver two novellas that celebrate motherhood, faith, and family, in this single volume. Original.
After her fiancé calls off their wedding, Brooke Clayton has nowhere to go but home. If she can survive in the tiny Colorado town for a year, she'll fulfill the odd terms of her estranged grandfather's will. Turns out the wealthy businessman next door, handsome single father Gabe Wesson, needs a nanny for his sweet toddler-and Brooke needs a job. But Gabe sees Brooke as a reminder of the young wife he lost. Given their pasts, do they dare hope to fit together as a family...forever?
Faith and warm memories have helped widow Kitty Wainwright endure the loss of her husband. That's all she's ever needed. . . ;until she hires contractor Jace Carter to repair her motel. Kitty has no idea the silent, scarred Jace has admired her since they set eyes on each other. Although Kitty's wary of letting anyone into her heart, Jace can't ignore his feelings for her. But with old secrets threatening to ruin his future happiness, Jace has to put his past to rest before he can convince Kitty that she belongs by his side.
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