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Noah's come home!Abby Brannon and her father, Charlie, run the Carolina Diner-the place where everyone in town comes for Abby's special brand of TLC. Abby longs to travel, to see other places-to have someone take care of her for once. And she has someone special in mind for that job. The trouble is, no one knows what happened to Noah Blake after he disappeared from New Skye fifteen years ago.Noah's return sends a shock wave through the town-especially when everyone starts talking about where he's been. But should Abby believe what she hears, or should she trust her heart?
He's always loved her.Dixon Bell has loved Kate Bowdrey for as long as he can remember. Everybody in town knew him as the shy kid who carried around a guitar-and as the guy who disappeared after high school graduation. After thirteen years away-spent nursing a broken heart and becoming a successful songwriter-he's discovered that Kate is available again, so he's coming home to New Skye to make all his dreams come true.But L. T. LaRue-Kate's soon-to-be ex-husband and one of the most powerful men in town-has other plans for Dixon. Dixon just happens to own a beautiful old plantation house, and L.T. wants to use that property for high-priced condos. And he wants Dixon to stay the hell away from Kate. But Dixon's not selling-he has big plans for that house, plans that include Kate and her kids. And he's certainly not giving up the woman he loves. Not again. Not without a fight.
He Was Coming Between Her And Her Family Legacy! Willa Mercado might have to sell off a piece of her late husband's valuable south Texas land. . . but she isn't about to let some sweet-talking stranger back her into a corner. Even if Major Daniel Trent has the sexiest smile she's ever seen. Then the wounded military hero proposes a business arrangement that feels like anything but business. Daniel has three months to prove to the widowed mother of three that he was born to the ranching life. But spending quality time with Willa and her kids makes him realize what he's been missing. With his courage tested in ways he never imagined, Daniel vows to make this a real family Christmas by convincing Willa to take a chance on a love that comes once in a blue moon. . .
He spies her on the beach in the Florida Keys-a stunning stranger in a low-backed white dress. They toast to the New Year and share an unforgettable midnight kiss. Then Griff Campbell proposes. . . ;. Arden Burke doesn't want a husband. Forced to give up her concert career, the world-renowned violinist has her devoted rescue dog, Igor, for company. But what she'd really like is a child. All she has to do is accompany Griff back home and be his fianc#xE9;e for a few weeks. In return, the small-town Georgia vet will give Arden the baby she wants. It may not be the love match of the year, but they'll both get what they need, right? That's not how Griff sees it. What started out as a temporary solution to soothe his male pride is turning into a real future. One that includes Arden, her dog and their soon-to-be baby!
9 MONTHS LATER He's done raising kids...or is he? As the oldest of eleven children, Denver cop Zach Harmon spent a lot of time helping out with his siblings. Now he's enjoying his freedom, and although he loves his nieces and nephews, he doesn't plan on having a family of his own. Then Shelley Hightower invites him to a dinner being held in her honor. Shelley's a perfect date--beautiful, funny, independent, everything he admires in a woman. The whole evening passes like a dream--and the truth is, neither of them wants it to end. So when the blizzard begins, it seems logical to take shelter for the night.... Together. Six weeks later, he learns there's a baby on the way. Unexpectedly, Zach finds that he's looking forward to giving up his bachelor life for the woman he loves--and their child. All he has to do is convince Shelley!
Mr. Archer does not existJacquie Archer has a secret. But now she has to come clean-she never had a husband. She made him up as a cover for the biggest mistake of her life-her affair with Rhys Lewellyn. Although that mistake gave her the greatest gift she's ever received-her daughter, Erin-now Jacquie is facing the huge challenge of trying to put things right with her daughter, her family and her friends.Will Erin forgive her, especially after she finds out who her father really is? Jacquie has no choice but to find out....
Tonight, Chris Hammond is getting the truth, even if it means crashing the snowy gates of the Hawkridge School. Chris is convinced he's found his childhood sweetheart, a girl he loved and lost twelve years ago in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. It's her, he's sure. Only...she doesn't seem to know him at all.Jayne Thomas's past is a mystery, even to her. But as Hawkridge's headmistress, Jayne knows her future is clear. She'll be spending Christmas snowed-in with seven cranky students and an intrusive though quite attractive stranger. At least he's handy with an ax...and his lips.Chris knows he can't force her to remember, or himself to forget. He must love Jayne for the woman she's become. Or risk losing her all over again...
Includes an excerpt from Daddy by Christmas, by Patricia Thayer.
Phoebe Moss is engaged to be marriedAnd what a catch! Adam DeVries is a hardworking, intelligent man who's running for mayor of New Skye. After years of avoiding the trappings of a relationship, Phoebe finds herself pulled toward Adam-despite his strange aversion to dogs. And he certainly seems to be attracted to her.But the engagement isn't realPhoebe Moss is a speech therapist who has been secretly helping Adam with his stutter-an impediment that could cost him the election-and they've had to hide the real reason for their constant companionship. Now they're both wondering how and when to tell the truth-the engagement is fake, they're not really in a relationship. But neither one of them seems to want to break the news....
Set against the magnificent background of Montana comes the saga of the Maxwells - one of the state's most influential ranching families. Ranching is in Thea Maxwell's blood, just as it's been in her ancestors' for generations. But now the family's in danger of losing everything because Bobby Maxwell, Thea's teenaged brother - heir to the Walking Stones ranch - has broken the law. Thea longs to confide in Rafe Rafferty - the man she's falling in love with. But Deputy Rafe Rafferty is the law, and anything Thea tells him could be used against Bobby. How can Thea risk sacrificing her brother and her family home? How can she risk losing Rafe? Miniseries: Big Sky Country #1
This talented author's first Superromance is one you won't want to miss! Jeff Buchanan never knew why Mickey York walked out on him the day of their wedding. At first he was hurt-he and Mickey had been best friends since childhood, and were as close as two people could be. Then he was angry, and finally anger turned to concern as time went by and there was no word of Mickey. But he never stopped loving her. Now, ten years later, she's back, and he's determined to get an explanation. But Mickey's still guarding her secret. Is she also guarding her heart? One more rodeo-one more chance?
Making amendsNo one expected Jud Ritter to return to Homestead, Texas, least of all mayor Miranda Wright-the woman he made a fool of right before he left town for good. Miranda has enough on her hands trying to stop the crimes directed at recipients of the land giveaway program she started. And must now finish, if some people in the town get their way...An Austin police officer on leave, Jud's here to help find the culprits, reconcile with his estranged brother-and apologize to Miranda. He misses their old rivalry and had never planned to hurt her. But he hadn't realized how much she meant to him until he saw what Miranda was willing to put on the line for the town-and for him.
Anyone looking at the photographs in Celia's scrapbook would see a portrait of a wonderful marriage, from Celia and Mack Butler's beautiful white wedding-the beginning of her life as a Navy wife-to her growing, smiling family. But Celia's life is not so easily summed up in photographs. The value of these moments frozen in time is the stories behind them. From the sweetness of a child's birth, or the excitement surrounding a much-belated honeymoon-to the crisis that almost tears her family apart. From the love that began, almost by chance, all those years agohellip;.
Will Christmas come to Goodwill, Virginia, this year?Ten-year-old Maddie Tremaine is supposed to be the announcing angel in the town pageant this Christmas. But unless they can find someone to direct the show, Maddie's dream won't come true. Her dad's not much help. Ever since her mom went to heaven, he's been too sad to think about the holidays. He hasn't even met Miss Caitlyn, the new choir teacher, who'd be the perfect person to run the pageant.Then somehow-maybe because it's nearly Christmas-Maddie's wish comes true in the best possible way. Her dad and Miss Caitlyn are going to produce the pageant together. Suddenly her dad's smiling again. And her little brother-who stopped speaking after the accident-is beginning to talk.As for Maddie? She's going to be the best announcing angel Goodwill has ever seen!
Two one-parent families...With a busy job and two young kids, Valerie Manion is always looking for volunteers to help with her scouting program, Girls Outdoors! Single father Rob Warren signs up, mainly so he can keep an eye on his disabled daughter, Ginny. Valerie is looking out for Ginny, too. In spite of her cerebral palsy, she's a regular girl with growing pains-and she needs a woman to talk to. Will she open up to Valerie-the way Valerie's son, Connor, is opening up to Rob?Or one big happy family?Valerie's got growing pains of her own. She values her independence, she's proud of her children and her life. Is there room for more? She's falling for Rob, but the stakes are high. Can Val trust her heart-and make two families into one?
It's The Only Home She's Ever Known And Ruth Ann Blakely isn't going down without a fight! The equestrian trainer has lived and worked in the stables of The Hawkridge School her whole life. She can't allow some big-city architect to tear it all down. . . even if Jonah Granger is as attractive as he is persuasive. When Jonah moved to North Carolina to be near his stepdaughter, he didn't expect to be raked over the coals by an outspoken horse trainer. Passionately opposed to the new stable he's designing, Ruth Ann is a force to be reckoned with. In more ways than one. . .
Some things never changeLike the fact that Mason Reed is as irresistible as the day eighteen-year-old Nola Shannon first fell in love with him. But some things do. Twelve years later the handsome teacher is now the widowed father of a ten-year-old boy who's suddenly making Nola yearn to be part of a family. The last time Mason saw Nola was at her high school graduation. Having her back in their North Carolina town is rekindling feelings that have only grown stronger with time. He and his son need someone special in their lives. Could lovely, caring Nola--the woman Mason has never been able to forget--be that special someone?
The song of his heart Dixon Bell left his hometown of New Skye thirteen years ago with only a broken heart and a guitar to his name. He turned that heartache into a successful songwriting career, but he never forgot the girl he left behind...Kate Bowdrey. So when he learns that Kate is single again, he moves back home to make her his.But his dream of romancing Kate isn't so easily accomplished. Her soon-to-be ex, L. T. LaRue, is one of the most powerful men in town, and he's making both of their lives miserable. Kate's kids are still fragile, and her parents are urging Kate to reconcile with her ex. But Dixon's greatest challenge to a future with Kate...may be Kate herself.
Phoebe Moss is engaged...And what a catch-Adam DeVries is a hardworking, intelligent man who's running for mayor of New Skye. After years of avoiding the trappings of a relationship, Phoebe finds herself pulled toward Adam....But the engagement isn't realIn truth, Phoebe Moss is a speech therapist who has been secretly helping Adam with his stutter-an impediment that could cost him the election-and they've had to hide the real reason for their constant companionship.Now they're both wondering how and when to tell the truth-the engagement is fake, they're not really in a relationship. But neither one of them seems to want to break the news....
He knows what he has to do Rancher Dex Hightower wants custody of his six-year-old daughter. He's tired of arguing with his ex-wife about visitation rights. But she'll never agree, even though she's more interested in her career than in being a mother. Somehow Dex has to convince a judge that he's the better parent. So he needs to hire the best lawyer in town.And that means Claire Cavanaugh. But Claire grew up on a ranch, and she remembers the isolation-no friends to play with after school, no ballet lessons, no trips to the mall or the movies. Not an ideal situation for a little girl.Of course, Dex is not like any cowboy she's known. Maybe life on a ranch with him wouldn't be too bad-even for a grown woman.
Someone's deliberately setting fires in Durham CountyAnd firefighter Ray Minnetti has no choice but to team up with the newest member of the squad, T.J.-Tess-O'Connor. Not that he has anything against women. On the contrary, he appreciates women, especially women who look like Tess O'Connor. He just doesn't want one on his squad.But, as the arsonist gets more daring and the fires more dangerous, Ray has to admit that Tess is exactly what her résumé said she was-an outstanding firefighter. Now he's beginning to question the wisdom of having her as a partner for a very different reason.There are so many sparks flying between them, they're in real danger of starting a fire of their own.
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