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With her unforgettable warmth and charm,New York TimesandUSA Todaybestselling author Sherryl Woods invites you to join the D'Angelo sisters as they journey home to Rose Cottage...a place where hearts heal and love blooms. Three Down the AisleShe came to Rose Cottage to concentrate onherneeds for once. The last thing Melanie expects is to meet a handsome landscaper and his troubled little girl. She knows they need her help to truly become a family...but can she let father and daughter into her heart without losing herself in the process?What's Cooking?A refuge is what Maggie is hoping to find-an escape from yet another unsuitable affair. She hopes her time at Rose Cottage will allow her to find out who she is without a man. But when her lover follows her all the way to the Chesapeake Bay, she has no choice but to consider what'sreallykeeping her from a successful relationship.
There's no place like home, especially if it's Serenity, South Carolina. For Annie Sullivan, though, the homecoming is bittersweet. She'd always envisioned a life there with her childhood best friend, Tyler Townsend. But Ty's betrayal has cost her the family and the future they'd once planned. For Ty, losing Annie was heartbreaking. Still, he can't imagine life without the three-year-old son whose mother left him for Ty to raise. Ty wants it all-Annie, his child and the future he'd dreamed about-and he's back home in Serenity to fight for it. But getting Annie to forgive and forget may be the hardest challenge he's ever faced. With the stakes so high, this is one game he can't afford to lose.
New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods reveals that the most delightful surprises may await right in your own backyard! Falling for a handsome stranger on the very morning they meet is hardly what recently divorced Abby Miller planned for her return to Seaview Key. Hoping to mend an old friendship and to give back to the community she loves, Abby's definitely not looking for love. For ex-soldier Seth Landry, Seaview Key seems like the perfect place to heal a broken heart...eventually. And when he rescues a beautiful woman on the beach, his nightmares about the past are eclipsed by daydreams about the future. Neither Abby nor Seth are looking for forever, but powerful love has its own timetable. And taking a chance on the future will test their courage in ways neither of them could possibly have anticipated.
Her devastating marriage behind her, Raylene Hammond is truly thankful for her best friends, the Sweet Magnolias. They've taken her in, shielding her from the world. Then she meets sheriff's deputy Carter Rollins, and suddenly Raylene's haven no longer feels quite so safe.Carter understands why Raylene is trapped inside. He's even taken to bringing the outside world to her. But with two kid sisters to raise, just how much time can he devote to this woman who's stolen his heart?Raylene knows Carter is a man worth loving, but she may never be strong enough to accept what he's offering. How long can she ask him to wait? Maybe they'll never have more than this one sweet summer.
Kevin Halloran had defied his lofty family tradition in order to wed lower-class Lacey Granger-and he'd been a better man for it. Surely, then, there was no dragon he couldn't slay to honor and protect his beloved bride.Yet time and tide proved unstoppable...and youthful passion was eclipsed by doubt. Worse, white knight Kevin took a near-mortal blow. Would Lacey be able to slay the dragon of time so that this fallen knight would rise again?Vows: Love, Honor and Cherish-words that three generations of Halloran men vowed to live by.
Here in Sherryl Wood's Hot Money, the third in the Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery series, Molly DeWitt and detective Michael O'Hara investigate the murder of Tessa, the chairwoman of the "Save the Environment" black-tie affair. Molly and Michael are in attendance at the posh affair at the insistence of Molly's friend, Liza, who was one of the organizers for the event. But when Molly and Michael sneak away from the party to sit quietly on the dock for a while, they discover the body of Tessa Lafferty, a wealthy socialite, floating on the water. As the two investigate the mystery further, they discover that Tessa was not only not very politically correct (despite her obvious involvement with the Save the Environment party) but more, that she had many sexual partners and was none too discriminating. The plot is set for Michael and Molly to investigate and try to solve the mystery as they also continue the subplot of their own relationship.
Molly DeWitt is a single mother with a son who has moved from Miami to the wealthier enclave of Key Biscayne. Rather than the peace and quiet Molly had hoped for, she finds herself in the middle of a murder scene when she finds a dead body in the card-room of her new apartment complex. From all appearances, it looks like the person who knifed the condo president in the back is none other than Molly herself! Molly works with Michael O'Hara (with whom there is plenty of sexual tension in these books) to help solve the case and get her out of trouble and solve the crime. In the process however, Molly soon finds herself giving over her heart to Michael O'Hara...
Here in the fourth of the Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery series, Molly and her handsome partner Michael O'Hara are resolved to find out what has happened to Michael's favorite uncle when, on the eve of the Cuban revolution, his boat floats into Miami Bay only without the uncle and--more alarmingly--booby-trapped. Here you'll find an intriguing murder mystery and more as the romance develops between Molly and Michael (where there has always been chemistry). Through intriguing descriptions of the lives of Cuban exiles, readers here also get a glimpse into the problems faced by this community and their heritage. All are woven together to form an engaging tale with all the right ingredients of murder, romance, and intrigue.
Molly DeWitt finds herself at the center of another murder mystery in Hot Secret, in which she features as a production assistant for a film called Endless Tomorrow. But soon things go awry when young, ambitious and talented director Gregory Kinsey is found dead after having a very public and very heated argument with star Veronica Weston, who has just returned from rehab. It looks like a simple case on the surface, but things are never quite what they seem. Molly and detective Michael O'Hara investigate the case, bringing all of the usual intrigue to this Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery and the subplot relationship between Molly and Michael.
It's been years since Abby O'Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father built has too many sad memories and Abby too few spare moments, thanks to her demanding Wall Street career, the crumbling of her marriage and energetic twin daughters. Then one panicked phone call from her youngest sister brings her racing back home to protect Jess's dream of renovating the charming Inn at Eagle Point.But saving the inn from foreclosure means dealing not only with her own fractured family, but also with Trace Riley, the man Abby left ten years ago. Trace can be a roadblock to her plans...or proof that second chances happen in the most unexpected ways.
Straitlaced tycoon Richard Carlton suspects that his Aunt Destiny has more than business matters on her mind when she insists he meet klutzy PR executive Melanie Hart. Melanie might be brilliant--and beautiful--but Richard won't open his wounded heart to any woman, no matter how much she might make his pulse race. Yet when the press mistakenly reports that they're a couple, Richard convinces Melanie to pretend that they're engaged--to bolster his reputation and to teach his matchmaking aunt a lesson, for once and for all. But is this relationship just a charade, or do opposites really attract--for keeps?
New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods sweeps readers away with a beloved story of opposites attract...After one strictly business visit to the uncivilized wilds of Wyoming, globe-trotting financial wizard Joshua Ames swore he'd never go west again. Yet, here he was, back on a sprawling ranch deep in snowy cattle country, confronted with the one woman he hadn't been able to forget--a mischievous, irresistible cowgirl who both maddened and aroused him. But when love and commitment were involved, she was as stubborn as they came.For Traci, it was lust--plain and simple. Still, the fiercely independent cowgirl and single mother knew from past experience just how dangerous unbridled passion could be. But that was before this outrageously attractive city slicker tenderly lassoed her wild, wary heart...
Overwhelmed by single fatherhood, widower David Winthrop feared he was failing his savvy, sad-eyed, ten-year-old son. Still, he never expected hotshot divorce attorney Kate Newton to descend upon him like some avenging angel, bristling with maternal indignation on behalf of Davey junior, her pint-size "client." Worse, David found himself itching to peel away Kate's power pinstripes.... But could this tough lady lawyer, so adept at wrenching marriages asunder, prove woman enough to make David's tattered family whole?"
Hotshot attorney Ashley D'Angelo had taken refuge at the tranquil cottage after a terrible case made her reevaluate everything.
New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods brings you a fan-favorite Adams Dynasty tale of navigating unexpected surprises...Angela Adams refused to have anything to do with her unborn baby's reluctant father, much less marry him! True, her pregnancy was unexpected, but Clint Brady didn't have to act so dazed when she announced her impending motherhood. And while Clint admitted his reaction could have been more enthusiastic, the thought of baby bottles and diaper pins was enough to rattle even a rugged rancher like himself. But now that the shock had passed, nothing was going to come between Clint and fatherhood-not even stubborn Angela!
Mother-by-Accident Angela Adams refused to have anything to do with her unborn baby's reluctant father, much less marry him! True, her pregnancy was unexpected, but Clint Brady didn't have to act so dazed when she announced her impending motherhood. Father-by-Surprise Clint Brady admitted his reaction could have been more enthusiastic, but the thought of baby bottles and nappies was enough to rattle even a rugged rancher like himself. Now that the shock had passed, nothing was going to come between Clint and fatherhood -- not even stubborn Angela!
Was it her biker boots, her belligerent blue jeans...or her mean left hook? Jason Halloran never knew what hit him. But just as his perfectly predictable life seemed to be going nowhere, sassy, street- smart Dana Roberts began driving him up a wall!Dana Roberts had been on her own since age sixteen, and she intended to keep it that way. The last thing she wanted was some sexy, rich corporate VP playing Prince Charming and making her his helpless Cinderella. But what would she do if the shoe fit?Vows: Love, Honor and Cherish-words that three generations of Halloran men vowed to live by.
Rescuing Allie Matthews from the rubble of her home should have been all in a day's work for Ricky Wilder. But her quiet intensity sparked his protective instincts, and unexpectedly, the feisty beauty soon had Ricky rethinking his bachelor ways.But vulnerable Allie preferred things predictable and risk-free--until Ricky stormed her life and coaxed her out of her cautious world. Could she trust her heart to a man who had always lived on the edge?
Don't miss this reader-favorite Adams Dynasty tale of renewing old passions in new places from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods.Once upon a time, Michael Delacourt's tempting kisses had sent Grace Foster's heartbeat ricocheting. Now here she was on an isolated Texas ranch with the only man she'd ever loved...the man she could never marry. So when a tidal wave of longing washed over her resistance, she focused on the two vulnerable runaways who'd landed in Michael's care. Clearly, the oil tycoon needed Grace's parenting skills, so why the fire in his touch? Did he harbor a fierce desire for one more chance at love--this time forever?
Can Michael Delacourt put aside the responsibilities of his family's company and grasp the love of Grace, who he has loved for years?
Two families... Bound by friendship... Devastated by SecretsFor ten years Emily Dobbs and Marcie Carter have been the closest of friends. They've raised their kids together, shared joy and heartache, exchanged neighborhood gossip over tea. But when Marcie's son, now a college freshman sports star, is arrested for date rape, the bond between the families could be shattered forever.As the Carters try to deal with the unthinkable, Emily discovers her daughter has been hiding a terrible secret...a secret that threatens the futures of both families. Recently divorced, Emily struggles to keep it all together-to support her terrified daughter, to maintain her friendship with Evan's mother and to have faith in the detective who could change all of their lives.When things seem darkest, both she and Marcie discover that sometimes the first step toward a better future is mending fences with the past.
When Elliott Cruz first courted struggling single mom Karen Ames, it it was a romance worthy of any Sweet Magnolia fantasy. The sexy personal trainer made it his mission to restore Karen's strength-physical and emotional-and to charm her children.Now, a few years into the marriage, colliding dreams threaten to tear a few years into the marriage, colliding dreams threaten to tear them them apart. Elliott's desire to finance the business opportunity of a lifetime with their hard-earned "baby money" stirs Karen's deep-rooted financial insecurities. It's the discovery that their brother-in-law is cheating on Elliott's sister-and thinks it's justified-that puts their irreconcilable differences into perspective. Will their own loving fidelity be a bond so strong they can triumph against all odds?
Elizabeth Gentry put all her passion into her students. Educating them, encouraging them, reaching them-that was easy. It was the living that was hard. After the betrayal, the grief and the pain, there was a kind of peace in giving away her heart to her pupils.That was what made Todd Lewis so dangerous. With his dogged determination and rugged handsomeness, he had slowly staked his own claim on her heart and made her feel again. Made her want to hope and dream. But her hopes, her dreams, her heart-were so fragile. Could she entrust them to him? Or would he destroy them for good?
Jess O'Brien has overcome a lot-the challenges of attention deficit disorder, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point and her self-perception as a screwup in a family of overachievers. Now she's ready to share the future with a man. Her friends persuade her to join a dating service-but she gets no takers! Which is fine with her childhood friend, psychologist Will Lincoln, who's already chosen the perfect man for Jess: himself.Will has loved Jess practically forever. He knows her faults and her strengths. But for all Will's sincerity and charm, Jess fears he views her as some psychological case study. With her family and the town of Chesapeake Shores behind him, Will finally makes his case. But is it enough to convince Jess to take the risk of a lifetime?
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