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When Lana Lord received the parcel containing a tattered teddy bear, three tiny hand-knit sweaters and an unsigned letter, she knew it was from the mother who had given her and her siblings up for adoption twenty-five years ago. But Lana claimed no interest in who her mother was or why she had waited until now to contact her. . . until she met Dylan Van Zandt. Dylan's struggle to raise a child who wasn't his own made Lana realize that love's choices aren't always easy.
FAMILY MAN Jake Walthers is a hardworking man. When he's not farming, his hands are full just taking care of his three young children. He doesn't have time for anything else...certainly not love. Until he meets his new neighbor. Allison Martin is beautiful, smart and too "big city" for his liking. But his kids think she's great. And after an accident leaves him in need of help, she's the only one he can turn to. Jake doesn't mean to fall for Allison. Heck, he doesn't even want to. But when he does, he learns that Allison has her own reasons for not getting involved....
Missing a huge scoop is an eager reporter's worst nightmare. And that's exactly the situation sports journalist Lola Sandler is in when she boards the cruise ship, Alexandra's Dream. During the break of a big scandal back home, Lola finds herself watching waves break in the Mediterranean. Luckily for her, a bigger story is waiting for her on the ship. . . . Four years ago in the final round of the Masters Tournament, pro golfer Eric Lashman walked off the green--and away from professional sports forever. After years of cultivating privacy and anonymity, he never imagined that he'd be teaching golf, let alone aboard a cruise ship. When Lola recognizes him, she sees an opportunity for a career-making exposé. But their developing attraction may force her to make a choice: write a news story or live a love story.
Doctor Jeffrey Baron had been nurse Cecelia Hayes's first love. Now they are thrown together again when the recently widowed Cece returns to Tyler after a ten-year absence. Jeff and Cece had both been hurt when they parted years ago. But as they work together to determine what's killing the residents of Worthington House, they find themselves drawn to each other....
Welcome home...Dr. Callie Layman isn't looking forward to going home to White Pine Lake, Michigan. She isn't looking forward to taking over as the physician in charge of the community clinic after only recently becoming a doctor. She isn't looking forward to facing her new stepmother, stepsiblings or the changes in her relationship with her father. And she certainly isn't looking forward to going head-to-head with Zach Gibson, the handsome former combat medic who's been running the clinic and will now be her assistant.And yet the community needs her expertise. Her family needs her to help them heal. And, she learns, so does Zach. Callie decides she has to try to help them, but ultimately can she be everything they need her to be?
NASCAR driver Justin Murphy is content to go through life flying by the seat of his pants. Why bother with commitment--to racing, his girlfriend, or even living responsibly--when he can just have fun and occasionally finish in the top ten? But when an irate fan injures Justin, nurse Sophia Grosso makes him forget all about family obligations, his former love and even partying hard. . . . But any thoughts of a happily-ever-after are quickly extinguished by a reminder of the decades-long grudge between the Grossos and Murphys. Justin and Sophia come from families intent on tearing them apart. They whisper things that hurt. Secrets meant to drive a wedge between the lovers. . . for good. Can Justin afford to ignore the misdeeds of the past. . . and marry the enemy's daughter?
The daughter of a champion driver, Mattie Clayton grew up feeling part of the thrill-a-minute racing world. But she sets herself up for real danger when she launches an investigation into a loved one's suspicious death. Especially when her search pits her against handsome, street-smart homicide cop Lucas Haines. Lucas works alone. The last thing he wants is a much-too-attractive, hotshot reporter shadowing his every move. But the NYPD detective is an outsider in the close-knit NASCAR community. He needs Mattie, whether he likes it or not. Now they've teamed up to catch a dangerous criminal, only to find that the love blindsiding them both may bring the greatest peril of all.
When Katie "Smith" and her baby boy, Kyle, appear at the Owens family home one night during a snowstorm just weeks before Christmas, it seems a cruel twist of fate. Katie looks exactly like Jacob Owens's dead wife-and Kyle could be his son!At first Jacob wants nothing to do with the mysterious woman. But before long, Katie accomplishes what no one had thought possible-she breaks through Jacob's grief, giving him back his joy for life.But how long will she stay? Katie is obviously running away from someone, though she won't say who. Whatever happens, Jacob vows to keep her and Kyle safe with him-at least until Christmas.
Riverbend...home of the River Rats -- a group of small-town sons and daughters who've been friends since high school. The River Rats are all grown up now. Living their lives and learning that some days are good and some days aren't -- and that you can get through anything as long as you have your friends. Mitch Sterling has a lot on his plate. He owns a hardware store that's competing with a big national chain. He's taking care of his elderly grandfather -- though Granddad might argue about that -- and he's a single father to a young child. On top of that, he's just met a very pregnant, very stranded, very single woman who needs a friend. And if Mitch is honest with himself, he'll admit that he wants to be more than her friend....
Did Faith Carson steal his sister's baby?Hugh Damon is convinced that Faith's daughter is actually his sister Beth's missing baby. Just after Beth gave birth she was in a terrible car accident that caused her to lose her memory. Her newborn infant was never found.Faith, widowed just before the birth, has told everyone she delivered her daughter at home during a devastating storm. Since she was alone, there's no one to confirm-or deny-her story. But there are too many coincidences to allow Hugh to believe her-as much as he finds himself wanting to.He has to admit that Faith is a great mother and that his teenage sister is in no shape to care for a child, but he still wants to know the truth. It's the only thing that might save his sister's sanity....
By the author of Peacekeeper It wasn't beginning to look a lot like Christmas At least not for Ellie Lawrence and her family of two-soon to be three-kids. A fire destroyed their home in North Star, Michigan, and most of their possessions. They'd have lost the family dog, too, if Ben MacAllister hadn't come along in time. Ben's Christmas isn't looking a whole lot brighter. On leave of absence from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, he's being stalked by a teenager with vengeance on his mind. But, as Ellie and Ben discover, Christmas and babies come whether we're ready or not. And so does love!
Cottonwood Lake was so calm, it looked like glassSo why did Nate feel as if he was at the center of an out-of-control storm? Sarah. Here on his doorstep. The last person he'd ever expected to see was his ex-wife-with a child, no less. And then to hear her say those four incredible words, "Will you marry me?"But Sarah has to have a life-threatening operation and there's no one to care for little Matty but her. And that's why Nate grudgingly agrees to go along with her plan. Against his better judgment.After all, what happens if Sarah survives?
Keep Your Love For EternityFor generations, couples have been coming to Eternity, Massachusetts, to exchange wedding vows. Legend has it that those married in Eternity's chapel are destined for a lifetime of happiness. And the townsfolk are more than willing to help keep the legend intact.Eternity...where dreams can come true.Bronwyn Powell is an expert on weddings. For years she's helped couples plan their big day-taking care of all the details and ironing out last-minute problems. She's held the hands of countless brides-and quite a few grooms-when wedding jitters threatened to overcome them.Now it's time to plan her own. Everybody in Eternity knows that Bronwyn and Ryan Mears-the prospective groom-belong together. But only Bronwyn knows why she can't set the date.
SISTERS A sister can be a woman's closest friend A golden wedding usually means a family celebration. But the Hardaway sisters drifted apart years ago. And each has her own reason for wanting no part of a family reunion. As plans for the party proceed, tensions mount, until it even begins to look as if their parents' marriage might fall apart before the big event. Can the daughters put aside old hurts and betrayals-for the sake of the family? The story comes full circle in this exciting conclusion to the Sisters trilogy Megan Hardaway Carson had given up hope of ever seeing her son-or her husband, Noah-again. The child was kidnapped by a stranger twelve years ago, and Megan's marriage couldn't withstand the loss. Now a teenager has shown up, looking for the parents he barely remembers. Parents who still love him...and each other. Megan and Noah Carson are given an unexpected chance to resume their marriage. Just in time for the Hardaways' golden anniversary-a celebration of family and enduring love.
If Devon Grant had her way, she'd turn her back on Enchantment. There's simply too much history in that small town. But her sense of honor has her returning to help her ailing grandmother run The Birth Place-even though she's still angry about her grandmother's past actions. And there's also Miguel Eiden, the man who broke her heart ten years before.Then Devon uncovers a secret and must decide what to do and who to trust-because in order to help three innocent children she might have to bend, if not break, the law. Not so easy when the new chief of police is her old love Miguel.
Devon once played the prince to Kathleen's pauper. "Society" put an end to that passionate interlude, but the passion continued to burn.... Togetherness would tempt fate, but they have no choice. Only as man and wife can they bring two orphans from a war-torn country to the safety of Tyler. But complications arise, some old, some new. And falling in love with the kids-and each other-has never been part of the plan.
HAVE A BEACHY LITTLE CHRISTMAS by Liz Allison and Wendy EtheringtonAn island romance between Tiffany McMillan, the boss's daughter, and Jesse Harwood, a NASCAR team engineer, is strictly forbidden, but can they keep the passion at bay during a company holiday getaway?WINNING THE RACE by Brenda JacksonNASCAR driver Miles Gregory roars back into town just for a Christmas wedding--until a reunion with his high school sweetheart gives him a reason to stay. . . ALL THEY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Marisa CarrollSanta, if you're listening, all NASCAR driver Trace Collier's daughter and single mom Carrie Ferrell's son want for Christmas is a family. 'Tis the season for mischief and matchmaking!A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jean BrashearNASCAR crew chief Gib Cameron gets a crash course in life's little surprises when he sees his first love, Cassie Wheeler. Just what--or who--has she been keeping under wraps?
HAVE A BEACHY LITTLE CHRISTMAS by Liz Allison and Wendy EtheringtonAn island romance between Tiffany McMillan, the boss's daughter, and Jesse Harwood, a NASCAR team engineer, is strictly forbidden, but can they keep the passion at bay during a company holiday getaway?WINNING THE RACE by Brenda JacksonNASCAR driver Miles Gregory roars back into town just for a Christmas wedding--until a reunion with his high school sweetheart gives him a reason to stay...ALL THEY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Marisa CarrollSanta, if you're listening, all NASCAR driver Trace Collier's daughter and single mom Carrie Ferrell's son want for Christmas is a family. 'Tis the season for mischief and matchmaking!A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS by Jean BrashearNASCAR crew chief Gib Cameron gets a crash course in life's little surprises when he sees his first love, Cassie Wheeler.Just what--or who--has she been keeping under wraps?
Sanford Racing crew chief Ethan Hunt has earned a reputation as a tough but fair-minded boss. But now the widowed single father needs a very different kind of employee. Outspoken Cassie Connors seems an unusual choice for a nanny. But in no time, the beautiful former Marine manages to captivate both Ethan and his ten-year-old daughter. If her past taught Cassie one thing, it was how to take care of herself--and her loved ones. She also knows how to go after what she wants. And she wants Ethan. . . but on her terms. Which means convincing the devoted crew chief there's only one way to create the family they've always wanted. By gambling on a future where neither of them holds anything back. . .
NO ORDINARY MANby Abby GainesRace car driver Eli Ward is happiest behind the wheel...when he isn't being pursued by too many eligible females. But ever since he asked Jennifer Ashby to pose as his girlfriend, the happy-go-lucky racing star has eyes only for her. Except Jen's no starry-eyed fan. If Eli wants to winthisrace, he'll have to show her that their fantasy romance is the real thing.... DAISY CHAINby Marisa CarrollBillionaire businessman Quinn Parrish is used to women falling at his feet. But when pregnant hairstylist Daisy Brookshire faints right in front of him, his life changes overnight. Getting the wary mother-to-be to trust him will take some fancy footwork...especially if he wants to convince her that he's the husband she needs.
Major Nick Apostalis Represented Everything She'd Cast Out of Her Life. He was used to danger. He was a risk taker, a man who put his life on the line for a cause. Kara Hartman had been widowed by one such man. She would never get involved with another.But as a strange odyssey threw them together, she began to care for Nick more than she'd expected-or wanted to. And once they were home, back in their respective worlds, she found she had one more tie to this man she wished she could forget. She was having his baby....
Contemporary romance set in Massachusetts and New York City.
A compelling stranger comes looking for the family he hadn't known and some meaning to his chaotic life.A lonely young preacher, newly widowed, befriends him, risking Tyler's disapproval and her place at the head of the pulpit.An explosive fire throws Tyler into turmoil. All fingers point to the stranger, and Reverend Sarah is torn. She's given him room and board...but an alibi? Does she have enough faith to confront the inevitable scandal?
It's the last race of the NASCAR season, and driver Dean Grosso is a serious contender for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. But success could cost him the one thing he holds most dear--his marriage. His wife, Patsy, has issued one heck of an ultimatum: quit racing, or the marriage is over! It's not that Patsy doesn't love NASCAR--quite the opposite. She just loves her husband more. It's time for Dean to retire so they can spend more time together. But the more Patsy pushes for retirement, the more Dean insists he'll keep racing! Is there a way to break this deadlock. . . before it breaks their marriage apart?
IN UNIFORM Sometimes love isn't enough....When Lieutenant Leah Gentry-nurse and soldier-goes overseas as part of a team providing medical care for those in need, she knows she's in for long days and hard work. What she doesn't expect is to fall for Dr. Adam Sauder-or to become pregnant with his child.Adam thinks Leah might be able to save him from his haunting past. But he has nothing to give her-not even his love. Still, when the mission is over and he discovers that Leah's in danger of losing their baby, he leaves his job to come to Kentucky.Adam would like to be a husband to Leah and a father to the baby, but he can't forget his past. He knows he should go but he desperately wants to stay....