Libby McGannon wants a baby. That's why she's offering a share in her family gold mine to the right sperm donor. She gets more than she bargained for, however, when gorgeous Hollywood actor Cooper Lindstrom blows into town. The no-nonsense postmaster of Sentinel Pass wants only one thing from Cooper, and she's got a mother lode of rules to go with it. Too bad Cooper's never played by the rules. . . especially when it comes to love. Now he wants a stake in his child's future--a future that includes Libby. But when his true reason for being in town is revealed, Cooper's got some explaining to do. Can he make Libby trust him again. . . make her see that it's never too late to be the person you were meant to be?
Nathan Kent and his wife, Casey, have moved back to California so he can take a shot at making partner in his prestigious law firm. Even if it means being closer to the family he doesn't quite fit into. It'll also give him a chance to get to know his father-in-law better. Best of all, the move will allow him to reconnect with Casey. Especially important now that she's given up her own law practice to see if they can finally get pregnant. What he finds is a law office in a mess, a family who needs him and a coworker who has her eye on him-- and his job. And that's before Casey ends up on the opposite side of a legal battle. . . .
You're not in Kansas anymore... For too many years Claudie St. James has kept her past -- with its dark secret -- to herself. Now she's met the most wonderful man in the world -- Robert Lester, known to his friends as Bo. But before she can allow herself to fall in love, she has to go back to Kansas to confront the family she hasn't seen in nearly 20 years.... So one evening she leaves her California home without telling a soul. But she'd underestimated Bo's skill as a private investigator. He tracks her down and joins her. Together they travel east, stopping to look up the brothers and sisters Claudie barely recognizes. Till they reach Otter Creek, Kansas... Suddenly, as she prepares to right an old wrong, Claudie's very grateful that Bo is with her....
The prophecy: You will marry a prince-but you will have to save him first.Las Vegas restaurateur Grace Radonovic is more than a little surprised when her late father's friend proposes marriage. Wanting to be true to her father's memory and burdened by the weight of her close but overbearing Gypsy family, she accepts.Who is she to turn her back on the dynasty?But the shady lawyer-turned-casino owner is more wild card than king of hearts. And he's more attracted to Grace's dowry to help pay off his blackmailer than the curvy brunette herself. Even the Radonovic matriarch feels something is amiss. So when long-lost cousin Nikolai Sarna visits the Gypsy compound, Grace can't help but wonder if he's actually her destiny. But there's something Nick isn't telling her. A secret that could land Grace in unexpected danger.
The odds are always against her. . . But this time Tessa Jamison isn't leaving River Bluff, Texas, until she finds what she came for: the father of her sister's two-year-old son. And the stand-in Santa at the local church bazaar could be the man she's looking for. Cole Lawry seems an unlikely candidate for instant daddy. What's more, the divorced ex-businessman and consummate poker player insists he's not a father--never has been, never plans to be. Until Tessa calls his bluff. Which means gambling everything she's got. Including her heart.
Meet The Four Radonovic Sisters. Their Gypsy Mother Has A Prophecy For Each Of Her Daughters...Liz's prophecy: A man of darkness. A child of light. You'll be able to only save one.Right from the start, Liz knew there was something David Baines wasn't telling her. But by the time the truth came out, it was too late. She'd played right into fate's hand and allowed herself to believe that she was safe from her mother's ominous prediction. She'd convinced herself that she'd finally found happiness with a wonderful man who really mattered to her and a child who desperately needed her.But now she and David are caught up in the danger from his past. And a little girl-half a world away-is still waiting for Liz to keep her promise.Must Liz give up one to save the other?
Dear Santa: I need a new mommy and daddy. God took mine to heaven, and they can't come back. Ally and Jake are taking care of me now. Can you please make them stay forever? That's all I want for Christmas. Thank you. Caleb.Allison Jeffries would give anything to make her four-year-old godson's Christmas happier. But she can't give him the one thing he wants from her. She can't be his new mother. And from everything she's heard, Jake Westin, Caleb's godfather, won't be his father.
Kristin Sullivan has come home to set things right. She needs to reconnect with her family and she needs to introduce her son to his father. But coming back to Gold Creek means facing another man. Deputy Donnie Grimaldo. Their history is not a happy one.The last thing she expects is a marriage proposal from Donnie, the high-school sweetheart she betrayed...but never stopped loving.
Cowboy at the Crossroads by Linda Warren Five-year-old Nicki Prescott isn't coping well with her mother's death-she's withdrawn, refusing to eat or leave her room. In desperation her father, Cordell Prescott, asks Dr. Becca Talbert to come to the Triple Creek Ranch to see Nicki. Becca's presence starts to make a difference, and Cord's gratitude soon turns into something more. But Cord doesn't believe he has the right to love Becca...not after what happened with his wife. That Cowboy's Kids by Debra Salonen Victim advocate Abby Davis wants a new job-one that involves shorter hours and less stress. But she's never been able to ignore a family in trouble-like Tom Butler and his two little girls. A robbery at an ATM has left his ex-wife dead, and overnight he's gone from being a single man living a simple ranch life to a single parent trying to cope with two grieving daughters. These children and their father touch Abby's heart like no one has before, but becoming attached to Tom and his daughters means Abby must face her own demons. Can love heal them all?
Anne Fraser can't refuse her stepfather's request to manage his ranch while he's away, but she has reservations about taking her daughter back to Nevada for the summer. Especially when she discovers that her stepfather has also talked his grandson-champion bull rider Will Cavanaugh-into helping out at the Silver Rose.Now, in addition to running the ranch, worrying about her child and reassuring her boss in New York that her absence is temporary, Anne has to find a way to deal with the feelings she still has for Will.
Kat Petroski has a weakness for swoo. That indescribable charm guys from the wilder side have. Not that falling for it has worked out for her, since she's a twice-divorced mother of two. So she's got an early-warning swoo alert. Then Jack Treadwell walks into her life. Between his motorcycle and his adventure-seeking attitude, Jack has all the trappings she can't resist and should. Still, is that the real Jack? Something tells her he may be more dentist than biker. But is he father material? Because swoo aside, Kat's a mom first. And the man who wins her heart must first win over her boys.
Jonas Galloway wouldn't show up on Remy Bouchard's doorstep without an excellent reason. Not after a secret destroyed what was so good between them. In this case, though, locating his daughter trumps unfinished business. He hopes he can persuade Remy to see it the same way. Working with his high school sweetheart makes Jonas want to pick up where they left off. Especially because Remy is more tempting than ever. But he is a father and his little girl has to be his priority. Then an exposed lie hands him and Remy a possible future. And he can't leave Louisiana without finding out if second chances are all they're cracked up to be....
Eli Robideaux in her shop asking to "borrow" money is not how Char Jones imagined their reunion. Her dreams were more the I've-come-to-my-senses variety than the gimme-your-cash kind. Regardless, it seems Char's high-school crush on him hasn't gone away. If anything, the adult Eli is even more irresistible. And, okay, part of that attraction is the fact he needs her help--again. Seems he's searching for the missing pieces of himself. She may hold a key to one of those pieces--the son he didn't know they had, the one she put up for adoption. Maybe now is a good time to find their son. And maybe this is their chance to finally be together, to be the family she'd always wanted with Eli.
Life as a single parent is good. Sure, Daria Fontina has hit some rough patches on her road to independence. But compared to the situation she left...Things are coming together when she's tossed a curve ball in the form of William Hughes. He's a Hollywood agent with a glamorous lifestyle that's a far cry from her busy-mom routine. Can this gorgeous man really be interested in her brand of domestic bliss?Yes, he can, because he's quite clear he wants her...andher little family. The temptation of him and the promise of a new start are almost too good to be true. She's not convinced she'll avoid repeating the past. But maybe it's time for her to leap at the chance life has provided.
In college, Shane Reynard lacked the nerve to tell Jenna Murphy how he felt. Now, with all his Hollywood success behind him, lack of nerve is not what holds him back. When his latest TV show lands him in Jenna's hometown, he offers her a place on his writing team. Too bad spending a lot of time with her reminds Shane of every single thing he liked about her. But as much as Shane wants to fall for her, there's a family secret he has to confess first. And once she knows the truth, there's a real chance Jenna will never want to see Shane's face again.
The child's eyes were a deep shade of blue -- identical to his own. Judge Lawrence Bishop has a bright political future. But there's one thing that could come back to haunt him. Two years ago he spent a ski weekend in the arms of a sexy stranger. Now he needs to find the woman he's been unable to put out of his mind. Ren is sad to learn that "Jewel" died in an accident. But her 15-month-old son is living with his aunt, Sara Carsten. Ren does the math and feels compelled to find out if his suspicions are correct, even though he knows he should stay away... or risk his promising career. Then he meets Sara -- and suddenly staying away is even more difficult. But what he has to tell Sara -- and what he sees with his own eyes -- rocks both their worlds.
Three's a crowdNo one ever confused the Kelly brothers, especially Lisa Malden. Even if they hadn't been fraternal twins, there wouldn't have been a problem. They were nothing alike. Joe was quiet, and Patrick the life of the party. The jock and the artist. Both deserved to be loved. Each was important to Lisa. But only one was the father of her son.
Name: George Breed: Harlequin Great Dane Identifying Traits: One blue eye, one brown eye. . . and a propensity for trouble!George was last seen escaping from the home of his recently divorced owner, restaurateur Brad Ralston. He wasn't wearing a leash and had a mischievous glint in his eye and is probably headed for Paws Spa, where single mom Kara Williams can be found grooming dogs and nursing her old crush on Brad. Canine suspect is unarmed, but has an agenda--possibly recognizing two of his favorite humans, Brad and Kara, are so busy protecting their wounds from past hurts they can't see what's plainly under George's nose. If you see this dog, please do not report him immediately. He's got matchmaking to do.
All her life, Jenny Sullivan has counted on her sisters for advice, opinions and suggestions. But this time she's facing a dilemma that threatens to devastate her world. And this time the decision has to be hers alone-even though it will affect four lives: hers, her children's and Sam O'Neal's.Sam O'Neal. Her husband's brother...and the father of her newborn twins.
Meet The Four Radonovic Sisters. Their Gypsy Mother Has A Prophecy For Each Of Her Daughters...Kate's prophecy: You can't escape your destiny or avoid the past...when the two intersectKate's ex-husband is being paroled and he wants joint custody of their daughter, but Kate can't forgive his betrayal. She hires lawyer Rob Brighten to fight the case, and finds herself falling in love. Her mother and her sisters approve, but little Maya wants only her "real" daddy. So-just as her mother predicted-Kate has to make peace with the past before she and Rob can have a future.
Only in Hollywood would someone like Mac McGannon fall for someone like Morgana Carlyle. After all, he's a struggling miner trying to be a single dad and she's a celebrity who's been on magazine covers. She's so gorgeous, Mac's little girl is convinced Morgana is a princess. And everyone knows princesses aren't parent material. Or are they? Because his daughter has already decided Morgana would make the perfect mom-for her. And Mac has to admit it's not hard to picture himself with Morgana in a forever kind of way. There's just one problem: Morgana is definitely not who she says she is.
Meet The Four Radonovic Sisters. Their Gypsy Mother Has A Prophecy For Each Of Her Daughters...Alex's prophecy: A child's laughter can heal a wounded heart, but first you have to heal the child.Alex Radonovic isn't particularly looking forward to Christmas. Her sisters have all found their soul mates-even her mother has a romantic interest. Only Alex is alone. Until her ex-fiancé arrives with a preposterous suggestion. He wants Alex to help his son. Her first reaction is to refuse-after all, the child is proof of Mark's betrayal. But her heart goes out to the sad little boy. Could this be the meaning behind her mother's prediction? If she helps little Braden, will she finally be able to forgive his father?Maybe this Christmas will be different from all the others.
What do a South Dakota rancher and a Hollywood stuntwoman have in common-outside their landlord-tenant relationship? Not much. But from the moment Cade Garrity meets Jessie Bouchard, he's captivated. Although he knows a woman who is paid to take risks is the wrong role model for his impressionable daughter, he can't keep away. From the start, Jessie is very clear that her stay is temporary. Can Cade be content to let her leave when the time comes? The more he knows about the woman behind the stunts, the more he's sure that she's the one for him. So now he has to convince her to take that big leap into commitment. . . ;without a safety net.
Eve Masterson is missingThe successful, attractive TV personality quit her prestigious network job in New York for a mysterious "dream job" in Atlanta. Now she seems to have vanished from the airwaves, and nobody's heard from her in weeks.The last thing private investigator Matt Ross wants is to go searching for a spoiled celebrity type. Especially over the holidays. Matt's trying to come to terms with his divorce, his troubled young daughter and an injury that ended his career as a cop. Besides, he suspects Eve's simply pulling a publicity scam.But then he finds her-and learns that he couldn't have been more wrong.
Victim advocate Abby Davis wants a new job. One that involves shorter hours and less stress. But she's never been able to ignore a family in trouble. And the handsome cowboy waiting outside her office with his two little girls has a story that touches her heart. A robbery at an ATM has left his ex-wife dead and brought huge changes to Tom Butler's life. Overnight he's gone from single man living a simple ranch life to single parent trying to cope with two grieving daughters. Abby can tell he's reluctant to seek help, but he'll do it for his kids. Now, instead of a new job, Abby has a new case. And spending time with the Butler girls means getting to know their father. It means discovering that to know Tom Butler is to love him.