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With her beautiful face profiled against the hot Missouri sky, Wynne Elliot was every inch a southern lady, but that didn't make the rifle in her hands any less deadly. She had sworn vengeance on the handsome scoundrel who'd taken her inheritance and broken her heart. Following him west into a wild, dangerous frontier, she'd found a rugged stranger able to take her breath away with the blazing blue of his eyes ... to make her tremble with the searing caress of his lips. But Cole Claxton was the brother of the man who'd betrayed her ... and she had no weapons against the desire he ignited in her ... no defense in the battle between love and revenge now raging in her heart. #12; With her beautiful face profiled against the hot Missouri sky, Wynne Elliot was every inch a southern lady, but that didn't make the rifle in her hands any less deadly. She had sworn vengeance on the handsome scoundrel who'd taken her inheritance and broken her heart. Following him west into a wild, dangerous frontier, she'd found a rugged stranger able to take her breath away with the blazing blue of his eyes ... to make her tremble with the searing caress of his lips. But Cole Claxton was the brother of the man who'd betrayed her ... and she had no weapons against the desire he ignited in her ... no defense in the battle between love and revenge now raging in her heart.
A battle of wills was raging in the Lone Star State in 1876. April Truitt didn't trust doctors, least of all handsome newcomer Gray Fuller, who opposed her efforts to offer the women of Dignity, Texas, an herbal alternative to surgery. He treated her like some quack, but April was determined to save other women from dying on the operating table, like her mother did. Gray couldn't help admiring April's spirit and good intentions. Yet he couldn't let this bluebonnet belle steal all his patients. . . even if she was on her way to stealing his heart.
When Beth Baylor announces her engagement to gorgeous rancher Adam Baldwin, seamstress Vonnie Taylor would rather choke than make the wedding dress--because Adam is her husband. True, they were young and crazy, sharing a forbidden love made more precious by the bad blood between their fathers. But after a night of ecstasy, the morning brought reality--and bitter heartbreak. Adam couldn't face his father, and Vonnie could not forgive him. That was seven years ago,. Now she's still spitting mad and still hopelessly in love. Worse, there's trouble on the ranch: someone is trying to run her off. As old passions explode--and present danger and past secrets bring Adam tantalizingly near--Vonnie discovers love may take its time, but it's never too late. ...
Nothing ever happened in the tiny community of Morning Shade, Arkansas. That is, until now . . . The whole town is ablaze with the news of a break-in. But a burglar who doesn't take anything . . . that's what town watchdog, Hargus Conley, and his feisty elderly sidekick, Stella Diamond, can't figure out. Who's ever heard of a thief who rearranges furniture and replaces old lamps with new ones? What kind of person spends money to vandalize someone's home--for the better? Frustrated author, Maude Diamond can't believe it. This is better material than she could ever have come up with on her own. And it's just the sort of real-life fiction to pull her out of a long stint of writer's block. As Maude follows the hilarious furniture-bandit mystery, her own novel gets better and better . . . until Maude discovers the truth and is faced with the toughest decision of her life.
DATES FROM HELL Or at least that's what date number 867--and the other 866--felt like to Temple Burney. She'd promised her grandmother she'd make one last attempt to find Mr. Right, but she might as well have added or die trying! A nunnery was becoming more and more appealing...until she realized Mr. Wonderful was right in front of her. Problem was Craig hadn't noticed her either. Talk about love being blind! On the rocky road to love, could best friends find the right path?
Two novels for the price of one! In Copeland's "Fruitcakes and Other Leftovers, " a woman wins the lottery, but discovers the greatest gift of all comes in the form of a man named Russ Foster. In Raye's "Christmas, Texas Style, " a man and a woman who have no intention of falling in love again are paired by their matchmaking grandfathers.
Jenny McNeil had a perfect life until a baby was abandoned on her doorstep, annoying Dave Kasada moved next door and Dave's bulldog started sniffing around her poodle, Princess. Then Jenny's biological clock began to tick "loudly", Dave began to look more and more appealing and Jenny wasn't even going to think about what tricks the dogs were up to!
In this closing book, A lovely peach dress and a battle of the bulge. An unexpected farewell and an unanticipated voyage. The briefest month on the calendar presents the angels with the island's biggest challenges. Edith Wickam, married to the pastor of the Heavenly Daze Community Church, has her heart set on wearing a designer dress to the wedding of the year. Trouble is, the zipper won't close! With only a few days to lose the pounds that stand between her and perfect elegance,will she find a diet that works? And can she summon the determination to stick with it? Annie Cuvier is at peace with her world until tragedy presents her with a series of life-changing decisions. Should she say farewell to the island of Heavenly Daze and move to Manhattan? Or should she turn away from what others would call "a sure thing" and try to make a life on the island that has sheltered her through so many storms? Come join us for another month on Heavenly Daze, where angels stand guard and heaven is but a breath away.
New tomatoes and old wounds. An identity crisis and a really bad toupee. From an angelic perspective, they're all miracles waiting to happen on the Island of Heavenly Daze. But not all the island residents are angels. The Rev. Winslow Wickam--rarely at a loss for words--is utterly speechless. His church's generous gift has thrown him into a dither of self-doubt, especially when he overhears parishioners plotting to replace him with a younger, more handsome, more hirsute minister. Meanwhile, cantankerous Olympia de Cuvier and her estranged niece Annie strut e to be civil to each other for one short weekend. Will they ever put their past behind them and give each other the love and forgiveness they so desperately need? And will Rev. Wickam's bumbling attempts to prove that he's as exciting, dashing, and modern as any big-city minister save his job--or make him the town laughingstock? Not even the angels who watch over Heavenly Daze are sure of the outcome.
From the Back Cover Dear Mom and Pop, Two days ago we all spent the afternoon in palm trees. One of the village dogs broke his leash and treed the whole community. The dog is mean, but I have managed to form a cautious relationship with him by feeding him scraps from our table, and jelly beans ... I hope candy doesn't hurt a dog; it hasn't hurt this dog, I can assure you. I know you're wondering about Sam ... I love him with all my heart, but sometimes love isn't enough. Love always, Johanna
Kate Madison always thought bad things happened to other people---until her firefighter husband is killed.
Katie Addison's big heart shows in her caring deeds: opening her home to abused women. Rehabilitating injured horses. Helping Warren Tate mend his broken heart. It's only Sheriff Ben O'Keefe who can't seem to get Katie's attention. When mysterious events turn Katie to Ben for help, is this the chance he's been waiting for?
Bull-headed Wynne Elliot has one goal in mind: to track down Cass Claxton and shoot him dead for leaving her at the altar and running off with her money. But when Cass's brother Cole shows up, Wynne finds herself on an unexpected adventure, and she just might lose her heart. Beloved author Lori Copeland takes readers back in time to an era when cowboys were heroes and the rules of the Wild West prevailed. Lori's trademark blend of humor, romance, and Christian content make this an irresistible read.
THE THREE WILY AND BEAUTIFUL McDOUGAL SISTERS COULD SWINDLE A MAN FASTER THAN IT TOOK TO LASSO A CALF. But their luck was running out when the wagon hauling the sisters to jail came under attack by Comanches. Then a dumbfounded Abigail watched as Amelia and Anne-Marie were swept off by rugged rescuers-while she got stuck with an impossible twit of a shoe salesman, Mr. Hershall Digman. Stealing Digman's horse and riding to the nearest town seemed easy as pie-until Abby found top secret papers in the saddlebags. Why, the lying, conniving little sneak was a Confederate spy! To prove it, the man who came storming after her was no mincing dandy in a bowler hat but a devilishly handsome captain in the Confederate Army. Barrett Drake wanted his papers. Well, she wanted a ride back home. With murder in their eyes and growing lust in their hearts, they embarked on Drake's mission together, knowing that when fire and kerosene mix, the flames may burn out of control. ...
How will Audrey and her fellow schoolmarms stay afloat when a flood threatens their small Texas town? Typically, Thunder Ridge, Texas, is dry as a bone. But Audrey Pride has arrived under a storm cloud, one that is deluging the shocked community with weeks of relentless, drenching rain. With travel in and out of town rendered impossible, there is much important work for her to do--especially when an epidemic of violent illness, originating from a stranded wagon train, spreads rapidly throughout Thunder Ridge. Caring for the sick is consuming Audrey's every waking hour...yet her thoughts keep returning to the attractive widower Eli Gray. Eli has long been haunted by the fact that he was away at war when his beloved wife died in childbirth. Little by little, however, he is opening his heart again. Now, as their town sags under the crushing weight of water and disease, Audrey and Eli will need to depend on each other in ways they never imagined possible.
Willow Madison and her friends Copper and Audrey taught school in neighboring Texas towns until the Yankees rode in and burned them out. In the midst of fear and chaos, survivors banded together to fight for what remained of their homes. Then word reached the people that the terrible war was over. Now penniless but still hopeful, Willow vows she will take care of her friends, and her ailing uncle, in Thunder Ridge, Texas, even if it means having to marry wealthy Silas Sterling, a man thirty years her senior. But standing in her way is sawmill owner Tucker Gray, with his enticing eyes and infuriating headstrong manner--the man Willow cannot get out of her head . . . or her heart. Even though her friends beg her not to give up her dream of happiness, Willow is determined to do the right thing for those who are dearest to her. But which path does God want Willow to take: a life of duty and commitment . . . or a life of everlasting love?
Through all the mix-ups and misunderstandings, amid the chaos and confusion, the true spirit of Christmas begins to emerge in unexpected ways for one woman as God shows her the true meaning of giving. Unwrapping Christmas is a Christmas story as heartwarming as the season itself.
Seven years ago, seamstress Vonnie Taylor's husband of twenty-four hours, Adam Baldwin, had their marriage annulled. Now she faces the ultimate indignity: sewing the wedding dress for his new intended! Vonnie hasn't gotten over the handsome Texas rancher, though she'd tried to put him out of her mind after a family feud had doomed their love. Now, as past secrets are uncovered and danger unleashed, Vonnie is thrown together once more with the man who broke her heart. And as the difficulties bring the pair ever closer, this Yellow Rose of Texas discovers that love is always worth the wait.
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