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Special agent Kate Rush is investigating a fortress that may be related to a human trafficking ring. In the process she meets Tick Kelly who is running away from his past. Soon the two develop feelings for one another.
Tis the season when anything can happen . . . when passion sparks brightest . . . and miracles and magic can turn any heart toward love . . . The Christmas Stocking, Fern Michaels Philadelphia businesswoman Amy Baran is determined to raise money for a new seniors center by harvesting Christmas trees from the small-town Virginia farm she remembers from her childhood. Trouble is, Gus Moss has come home from California with his own ideas about saving the farm his father has neglected. Neither wants to give up, but when attraction turns to romance, they just might have to give in . . . The Ghost of Christmas Past, Beverly Barton Wounded Special Ops officer Mack MacKinnon doesnt have any reason to look forward to the holidays--until he rescues pretty widow Katie Hadley from a raging blizzard. Now, in a season of miracles, hes falling as hard and fast as the Christmas Eve snow . . . The Twelve Desserts of Christmas, Joanne Fluke Take two lovestruck teachers. Add a dollop of conspiring kids. Place in a boarding school over Christmas break. And add a little help--and eight, great recipes--from amateur sleuth Hannah Swenson, and youve got a romantic holiday tale thats sweet, delicious, and definitely served warm . . . Twelve Days, Shirley Jump Of all the luck--Natalie Harris cant believe she drew Jake Lyons as her Secret Santa pal! The dreamy hunk leaves her completely tongue-tied. But with twelve days of secret gifts, sweet notes, and steamy emails to go, she just may conquer her fear and discover something surprising under the tree . . . Treat yourself to four unforgettable tales of holiday romance filled with sugar and spice and everything nice . . .
The Sisterhood wreaks revenge when Isabelle Flanders is framed for a drunk driving accident and her fiance and business stolen.
Third book in the Texas series. The family saga of a Texas oil company. From the exotic traditions of the Far East to the troubled oil fields of Texas, from the paradise landscapes of Hawaii to the snow-covered mountains of Switzerland ... the lives, loves, and fates of the Colemans all come together in the name of family and in the name of their unforgettable Texas dynasty.
Second book of the Texas Series. Riveting drama crackles with intrigue and family tensions as Maggie Coleman gathers her large family together for a giant Fourth of July reunion. Her determination to celebrate is threatened by the complicated lives and relationships of her kin. The Coleman saga continues: Moss and Billie's daughter, Maggie is now in charge of Sunbridge. She's divorcing Cranston Tanner and doing her best to raise her son, Cole. Cole and his cousin, Riley, are bitter rivals for the legacy left to only one of them.
This is the captivating story of four generations. Moss, living in the shadow of a father whose obsession with power overshadows the needs of his only son; Jessica, doomed mother who gave up everything to become a perfect Coleman wife; Moss and Billie's children desperately trying to live up to insurmountable expectations and the grandchildren, heirs to a tarnished empire who just might fulfill their dreams. Most of all this is the triumphant story of Billie Ames Coleman, a woman of courage and strength who holds them all together-- in a tale as magnificent as the land that inspired it.
Billie Coleman Kingsley is dying. What is to be done with her internationally known fabric design company? The family is spread across the world from Japan to Hawaii, Texas, and Vermont. But now each member must deal with individual family trouble and with problems that will result from Billie's impending death.
From the incomparable Fern Michaels comes a timeless story of desire, ambition, and star-crossed love, stretching from the bustling streets of 19th century London to the untamed beauty of Australia. Since she was a young girl, Chelsea Myles has performed with her uncle Cosmo's theater troupe, entertaining London's roughest crowds while Cosmo picks customers' pockets. Fate has given her no other means of surviving. Until one night, a robbery goes awry and Chelsea is left holding a fortune in gold--enough to buy her passage to Australia, and the chance of a new life. On board the vessel bound for New South Wales, Chelsea meets charismatic Quaid Tanner, who's returning to his vineyard in Sydney. Their affair is as brief as it is blissful, for Quaid holds a secret that must keep them apart. But beneath the endless skies of this bold new land, two passionate hearts will defy the odds and overcome every obstacle to find a way back to each other. . . To Taste The Wine
Bestselling author Fern Michaels creates breathtaking excitement with this page-turning novel of twin sisters who pull off a daring identity switch that lands them in the middle of love and danger. Atlanta police detective Aggie Jade is still recovering from the raid that took the life of her partner and former boyfriend -- and nearly killed her and her beloved K-9. She's not ready to hit the streets again, but she's desperate to hunt down the cop killers who shattered her world. That's when she asks her identical twin sister to trade places with her.... Lizzie Jade is as flashy and fiery as Aggie is quiet and conservative -- and the high-rolling Vegas gambler loves a challenge: turning in her stiletto heels for a badge is the perfect role for Aggie's "wild card" sister. But the gutsy charade gets complicated when sexy investigative reporter Nathan Hawke senses something bold and new about "Aggie," who no longer shies away from his flirtations. As Lizzie and Nathan join forces to uncover a web of lies and corruption, Lizzie finds herself giving in to his charms. But how can she confess that she's not who he thinks she is? And how can she let herself fall in love when she and her twin might have to run for their lives?
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels--one of the most beloved authors of our time--comes a gripping new novel filled with heart and hope, as a young woman wrongly found guilty of murder receives the gift of a second chance. . . On the eve of her retirement, Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani is as vivacious and vibrant as ever, eagerly anticipating a happy future with her partner, Ben. But if Kala has learned anything in thirty-five years of practicing law, it's that the truth can always surprise you. And when Adam Star turns up at her office, confessing to the long-ago murder of his wife, Kala must return to a notorious case that has never stopped haunting her. Ten years have passed since young nurse Sophie Lee was accused of murdering her wealthy patient, Audrey Star. Kala defended Sophie and had no doubt of her innocence--or of Adam Star's guilt--but the prosecution convinced a jury otherwise. Sophie was convicted on a Tuesday--the day on which every significant event in her life, good or bad, seems to happen. Now, on the verge of his death, Adam exonerates Sophie and also leaves her a huge fortune in atonement. Released from prison, Sophie retreats to Kala's house and tries to evade the media frenzy that surrounds her. Kala is determined to help her client make her way back into the world and adjust to her new wealth and freedom. Yet for both, there are still revelations in store--about the nature of redemption, the strange workings of fate, and the power of forgiveness. And most of all, about the secrets that hide in every heart--even those we think we know best.
After Charles and Myra leave for England unexpectedly, the Sisterhood vigilantes are called upon to help protect some pregnant teens from a religious cult. Can they manage without Charles? Will Charles and Myra return? Includes the first 3 chapters of her next book, Razor Sharp.
In Up Close and Personal, New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels creates one extraordinary family who shows us the power of the loves we find, the loves we lose, and the ones we carry with us always . . . For generations, the Windsors have lived on the family's grand estate in Crestwood, South Carolina, as intertwined with local life as sweet tea and pecan pie. Now, on the anniversary of her daughter Emily's death, Sarabess Windsor believes she may be the last to carry the family name-unless she can find her second daughter, Trinity, who disappeared fifteen years ago. But the town has never forgotten her. . . especially not handsome lawyer Jake Forrest. Trinity swore never to return to Crestwood. But some ties-to a place, to a past, to the people we once were and dreams we once had-can never be fully broken. And as family secrets are revealed, and desires old and new come to light, Trinity may discover the one thing she never expected to find in Crestwood: a place to call home at last. 'Tirelessly inventive and entertaining. '-Booklist'Readers will root for the plucky heroine and her childhood friend Jake. '-Publishers Weekly
After Harry Wong, Yoko's true love and a staunch supporter of the Sisterhood, becomes the victim of identity theft, a distraught Yoko is about to rush to his side when the Sisters intercept her. A situation like Harry's requires finesse and the Sisterhood's distinctive brand of vigilante justice.
With a heart full of dreams, Sallie Coleman leaves Texas and heads west, determined to get as far away as she can from the squalor of her dirt-poor beginnings. With its shifting sands, smoky saloons and bingo palaces, Las Vegas seems like Paradise. A paradise that turns all her dreams into gold when an extraordinary twist of fate makes Sallie the most powerful businesswoman in Nevada. Suddenly, she is rich. Rich enough to own a mansion on her own mountain. Rich enough to turn the primitive desert town into a thriving showplace. And independent enough to begin a search for Seth Coleman, her long-lost brother. But it is with Philip Thornton, the handsome Bostonian who helps transform Sallie into Vegas's most elegant first lady, that she finds her future. Philip gives her two sons, Simon and Ash. One will bring her a mother's greatest joy. One will break her heart. Spanning over half a century, VEGAS RICH is the unforgettable story of Sallie Coleman and the Thornton dynasty ... of Fanny Logan, the small-time Pennsylvania beauty who finds her destiny in Las Vegas, where she creates a multimillion-dollar clothing empire ... and finds happiness and heartbreak as the wife of Ash Thornton--and the daughter Sallie never had. ... Ash Thornton, whose life's ambitions begin and end with Babylon, the magnificent casino that will be his most towering triumph-and his tragic downfall. Simon Thornton, whose search for meaning takes him from the battlefields of World War II to the trading rooms of Wall Street and back home to Nevada, where he discovers love at last with the wife of his fiercest rival.
Fanny Thornton retires and relinquishes the casino administration to her late husband's illegitimate son. But then her son Birch unexpectedly returns with a greedy wife and rivalry erupts.
From the back cover. Once upon a time there were seven very different women who had been broken but not beaten by life. In those tough days of healing, they became the Sisterhood, a group of devoted friends who vowed to change their lives, empower themselves, and be there for each other, no matter what. Now, they're ready to answer the call for the woman who started it all, Myra Rutledge. Five years ago, Myra's pregnant daughter was killed by a hit and run driver, the playboy son of an ambassador with diplomatic immunity. Myra was left to grieve while the murderer was free to return to his lavish lifestyle with no fear of ever having to pay for his crime. But not for much longer. As the air turns crisp in the Virginia hills around Myra's lovely old farmhouse, the Sisterhood has gathered for a little creative planning, and what they have in mind is a gift for Myra of long-awaited and very sweet revenge
Myra recruits five female vigilantes, all victims of a legal system that, in their experiences, favored the criminal. The group's mission is to right the wrongs perpetrated against them and other women. First on the list is a woman who was raped by three white-collar bikers as her disabled husband was forced to watch.
Gemini Delaney had left her beloved friend Samantha Blakely controlling interest in her family business, a magazine conglomerate--the same conglomerate that owned the magazine that had just hired Sam as a photojournalist. Now, she couldn't tell her new boss, Christian Delaney, that she was "the" Sam Blakely who had inherited his rightful legacy. If he discovers the truth, he'll have every reason to hate her. What Sam needs now is a loophole.
In an age of unspeakable savagery and unbridled passion, forbidden love sparks wild adventure in #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels's unforgettable novel. . . Katerina Vaschenko possesses the courage and beauty of her wild Cossack ancestors. Now she seeks vengeance against the marauders who destroyed her village and stole her priceless snow-white horses in the name of the mad czar. Nor will she rest until she has killed the man who dared to take her innocence. Never does she dream that it is her irresistible seducer--a proud Mongol prince--who will help her avenge her people and reclaim her horses. Together, they harness the fires of fury and passion that consume them. And, together, they forge a destiny as magnificent as the land and the love that is their glorious heritage. . . . Whitefire
In "A Winter Wonderland" by Fern Michaels, Angelica Shepard leaves New York for Christmas in Colorado to relax and unwind-but an out-of-control snowboarder almost has her laid to rest. When she wakes up in the hospital, all she remembers is the handsome angel who saved her. "The Joy of Christmas" by Holly Chamberlin introduces Iris Karr, who thinks "not all happiness is good for you," when she decides to move away instead of marrying her sweetheart Ben. Even years later, living with that decision isn't easy-until a familiar face comes to call her home for the holidays. In Leslie Meier's "The Christmas Thief," Elizabeth Stone is ready for a white Christmas in Tinker's Cove, Maine- until a fancy Yule ball at the Florida hotel where she works dumps snow on her plans. The sponsor's jewels have gone missing and the police are asking about her ties to a cute mystery guest. Good thing Elizabeth's mother, Lucy Stone, flew down to surprise her. 'Tis the season for a little investigating. In "The Christmas Collector" by Kristina McMorris, estate liquidator Jenna Matthews isn't one for Christmas nostalgia. But when one grandmother's keepsakes suggest a secret life, unwrapping the mystery leads Jenna-and her client's handsome grandson-to the true heart of the holiday spirit.
If You Had Just One Wish, What Would It Be? A brilliant movie career, two adoring husbands--none of it is enough to erase the memory of Ariel Hart's one true love. Back when she was plain, shy Aggie Bixby, a dark-eyed young man named Felix touched her heart. . . then vanished from her life. Now, she's about to do something shocking and outrageous--sell her house and leave Hollywood behind. Making her new home in the quiet town of Chula Vista, she meets Lex Sanders, a wealthy rancher and breeder of Arabian horses. Ariel see something familiar in his smoldering eyes--something that triggers long-buried memories of a love so pure and so perfect, it couldn't possibly last. . . Or could it?
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