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The Lost Springs Ranch for troubled boys is at stake, and it's a man's duty to give back.... So there's going to be an auction!BACHELOR #12NAME:Rex TrowbridgeOCCUPATION: Attorney, and director of Lost Springs Ranch.BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT: Becoming a wine connoisseur in rural Wyoming.Lindsay Duncan had hastily proposed a camping trip with some of the boys from the ranch, and she wanted-needed-Rex Trowbridge to accompany them. Could elegant Rex even ride a horse anymore? Could he stand to spend long days with her and six high-spirited boys? Could he stop teasing her long enough to recognize what was really simmering between the two of them-and do something about it before it was too late?
Welcome to Crystal Creek, Texas: If this is your first visit to the friendly ranching town in the Texas hill country, get ready to meet some unforgettable people. If you've been here before, you'll recognize old friends... and make some new ones. The principal's pregnant... Lucia Osborne knows that her condition -- she's about to become a single mother -- will have the townsfolk of Crystal Creek gossiping. And some members of the school board will use her "mistake" to have her fired. Lucia is also aware that hiring cowboy Jim Whitley to teach the difficult seventh graders is going to get her into MORE trouble. But when she sees how the kids respond to Jim, Lucia knows he's the right man for the job. Could he also be the right man for her... and her child?
HOME ON THE RANCH He's in her bad books. Someone's been skimming profits from Clay Alderson's ranching operation, and now the government has sent an auditor to check the books. The very attractive Ms. J. C. McKenna is all business. She's prepared to stay at his ranch for as long as the job takes, although it's becoming increasingly difficult to ignore her attraction to him--an attraction he seems to feel, too. But she's determined to keep their relationship professional. Unfortunately, her professional opinion of Clay is that he's the prime suspect.
RAISE A GLASS --TEXAS STYLE! Crystal Creek. . . where power and influence live in the land, and in the hands of one family determined to nourish old Texas fortunes and to forge new Texas futures. A TOAST TO NEW IDEAS. Tyler McKinney is out to prove you can produce good wine on a Texas ranch and make money doing it. He enlists the help of vintner Ruth Holden, but he doesn't like her advice. Her methods may work in California, but this is Texas! For Ruth, Tyler is too stubborn, too impatient, too... Texas. And far too difficult to resist.
SECOND CHANCE -- TEXAS STYLE! Crystal Creek. . . where power and influence live in the land, and in the hands of one family determined to nourish old Texas fortunes and to forge new Texas futures. LOVE IS BETTER. . . Vernon Trent has loved Carolyn Townsend ever since they were in the first grade together. But he never told her, and by the time he came back from Vietnam, she was married. Now, twenty years later, the widowed Carolyn can sense there is something Vern wants to share with her. Suddenly she isn't sure she wants to hear what her old friend has to say. It could change things between them forever.
She "sold" her baby... Fifteen years ago desperate circumstances had forced Gina Mitchell to do the unthinkable. Give up her baby daughter hours after the birth. Now Alex Colton--a man she's never met--has checked in to Gina's bed-and-breakfast with his rebellious teenage daughter. One look at the girl and Gina knows she can no longer escape her past. Alex is a good father, but he's never told his daughter the circumstances of her birth, and he has no idea that his child--Gina's child--is living a nightmare. A nightmare only her birth mother can end.
She's on maternity leave, unofficially, Detective Jackie Kaminsky can't ignore a thirty-year-old murder, Especially since the bodies are buried in her own back yard. Jackie Kaminsky finds her instincts put to the ultimate test when she unearths the bodies of a murdered woman and baby behind her new house. As a cop, she suspects this peaceful neighbourhood is hiding a sinister secret. As a mother, she fears for her own baby's safety.
Women Who Dare Laurel Atchison-or Laurie Atkins, as she is now calling herself-doesn't dare tell her new neighbors who she really is or why she's come to Wolf Hill, Alberta. Fortunately, the trusting folk of the small town don't ask too many questions. Until the arrival of another newcomer, the mysterious-and very attractive-Jonas O'Neal. Now the whole town is abuzz, and Laurel is the focus of their interest. Why does this stranger make her nervous? they want to know. Who is he and why is he so interested in her? These are questions Laurel can't answer. All she knows for sure is that she has to keep her secret-and her heart-intact. Women Who Dare
Welcome to Crystal Creek, Texas: If this is your first visit to the friendly ranching town in the Texas hill country, get ready to meet some unforgettable people. If you've been here before, you'll recognize old friends... and make some new ones. Isabel Delgado has to fake her own death in order to get away from her vengeful husband. But when her plan goes awry, she finds herself stranded in Crystal Creek and in more danger than ever. Then rancher Dan Gibson has an idea -- marry him. Dan needs help raising his three small kids, and Isabel needs a new identity. Perfect! Except Isabel's feelings for Dan -- and his for her -- could put them both in a different kind of danger.
LOVE THAT MANSome things don't change: Dr. Lila Marsden is on duty when Tom Bennet is brought into Emergency. She recognizes him at once-as a national rodeo champion and the man she used to love. He's still living the dangerous life of the rodeo cowboy.Some things do: Tom's a single father now, and his children need a place to stay while he recuperates. Against her better judgment-her recently widowed father won't appreciate the intrusion-Lila takes them in. The kids are thrilled to be in a "real" home. And they seem to be helping Lila's dad get over his sadness.Some things should: Despite the fact that Lila and Tom still have feelings for each other, he's determined to rejoin the rodeo-although the rodeo was what drove them apart. But Lila's equally determined not to let the same old argument keep them apart.
Bestselling Author Camilla Pritchard hadn't seen Jon Campbell in nearly twenty years. Now he's shown up in her classroom posing as one of her students. His presence brings back all her memories of the worst days of her life and threatens to destroy everything she's worked so hard to build. Why is he here? Surely the successful rancher and father of four-including the most adorable seven-year-old twins-has better things to do. And why is he pretending not to recognize her? She'd have known him anywhere. For years she's seen his face in her dreams-and her nightmares. "Margot Dalton's creativity dazzles..." -Bethany Campbell, bestselling author of See How They Run and Don't Talk to Strangers
NEW LOOK--TEXAS STYLE!Crystal Creek. . . where power and influence live in the land, and in the hands of one family determined to nourish old Texas fortunes and forge new Texas futures. APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVINGRancher Brock Munroe is smitten with Amanda Walker. But he hates what she does for a living. Amanda is a personal shopper. To Brock it's a ridiculous career. Still, Brock can't quite figure this lady out. It seems that with Amanda what you see is much less than what you get.
Welcome to Crystal Creek, Texas Someone wants to buy his town... But Mayor Douglas Evans is not about to sell Crystal Creek, although he has to admit the town could use the money. In fact, some of the citizens seem more than willing to sell their homes and businesses to the very attractive Maggie Embree. Which puts Maggie in a difficult position. The woman she works for -- the woman who raised Maggie and her brother -- has very personal reasons for wanting to buy Crystal Creek. Reasons she can't share with Maggie. So it looks like Maggie's going to have to choose between loyalty to the only mother she's ever known and the man she's beginning to love. And then the truth comes out...
If John was such a perfect family man, why did he vanish without a trace? All Detective Jackie Kaminsky has heard about him is how much he loved his wife and kids and what a solid citizen he was. Did he just abandon them? Was he somehow connected to a crime by mistake--or did he actually do it?