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Daisy Spencer's name is on everybody's lips...How could the sensible daughter of Trinity Harbor's self-proclaimed patriarch have taken in the boy caught hot-wiring her car? Whether the boy is a modern-day Huck Finn or not, Trinity Harbor is in an uproar. But for Daisy, guiding the orphaned ten-year-old is easy, an escape from her own tragic past. She can ignore the town's nay-saying. The only real obstacle is...that man.That man is the boy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tough D.C. cop who sees his unexpected nephew as his last chance at redemption. Soon he's commuting to the charming fishbowl of a town, where everyone assumes he's seduced Daisy-their best Sunday-school teacher! But to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mix of charming innocence and smart-mouthed excitement in a town that's not as sleepy as it looks.
ALIVE, TEX O'ROURKE WAS A SNEAKY OLD COOT. NOW THAT HE'S DEAD, HE'S EVEN WORSE.Megan O'Rourke's beloved grandfather had always been determined to lure her out of New York and back to the ranch in Whispering Wind, Wyoming, where he had raised her. And when Megan returns for Tex's funeral, she realizes his will is going to make it impossible for her to refuse. Her "inheritance" is Tex's daughter, Tess, an eight-year-old bundle of trouble Megan had never even known existed.Jake Landers has also come home to Whispering Wind. After leaving town years before under a cloud of suspicion, he's returned to put down roots. And when he comes face-to-face with the woman who shared his troubled past, he hardly recognizes Megan. She's become a driven, stressed-out powerhouse who runs a successful entertainment empire, but who's forgotten what's really important.He knows Megan is going to have to make some big decisions-about life and love, about where home really is. And he's only too happy to help. Because he's letting go of old grudges and beginning to recall some old dreams.And the best one begins with Megan.
Sheriff Tucker Spencer has seen some action...but finding an almost-naked woman asleep in his bed leaves him speechless. Especially because this same woman, Mary Elizabeth, broke Tucker's heart six years ago by marrying a charismatic Virginia politician, a man who's just been found shot dead.Mary Elizabeth needs Tucker's help. Needs him, period. But along with her return comes all the town gossip about their reunion romance. Even his father, who can't manage his own love life, is determined to "impart his wisdom" regarding theirs.Tucker's not listening to any of it. He just needs to clear Mary Elizabeth's name. But in the end, he'll confront a mystery even more confusing than murder: how the heart makes room for forgiveness and a new start.
When Gracie MacDougal returns to Seagull Point, Virginia, seeking to reform her workaholic ways, she discovers more than relaxation. The picturesque town calls to her, as does the waterfront Victorian house she envisions as the perfect bed-and-breakfast. But one person stands between Gracie and her new goal...and he isn't budging.Southern charmer Kevin Daniels isn't interested in selling Gracie's dream house, but he's definitely interested in something else...her. Enticing the uptight businesswoman into letting down her hair becomes his new mission in life, but beyond that? He already has way too many people depending on him, and has no intention of adding one more.Gracie's not looking for a home. Kevin's not looking for a wife. But sometimes even the best intentions can wind up going wonderfully awry.
Heather Reed thought she was making the right choice when she decided to raise her daughter, Angel, on her own. But three years later, Heather realizes she needs help. Her career as an actress is faltering and Angel's more than she can handle alone. It's time to track down Angel's father.... THe only problem is he doesn't know Angel exists.Heather's search leads her to Whispering Winds, Wyoming. If Todd Winston is dismayed to see his old girlfriend show up in town, he's horrified when he looks into the angelic eyes of the little girl who is clearly his daughter.Todd flatly refuses to open his life to Angel...and Heather flatly refuses to leave town until she finds out why.Neither counts, though, on their unexpected desire to become a family. The only question is...is it too late?
A merry-go-round horse and an armed guard in his front yard-along with half the town-is not what Bobby Spencer expects to wake up to. So with his quiet Sunday morning ruined, he isn't feeling very kindly toward the woman responsible.But Jenna Pennington Kennedy is desperate. She needs to capture Bobby's attention so he'll hire her to plan the town's new riverfront development. It's just the sort of thing that could prove to her father she's a responsible woman, not the reckless kid of old.The last thing Bobby wants in his life is a sexy single mom with grand ambitions. And Jenna doesn't need any more roller-coaster romances. But in Trinity Harbor, love has a way of defying expectations-ask anyone.
It's finally time for Dinah Davis to go home. The world-weary correspondent wants to settle down with the sweet guy she left behind in South Carolina's Low Country. Instead, she's confronted by his black-sheep brother, and-despite her longing for serenity-sparks fly.How can she possibly trade her perfectly safe backup plan for a risk-taking guy like Cordell Beaufort after all the dangers she's already faced? But to Dinah's dismay-backup plan or not-her heart has its own ideas.
Amanda Roberts was ignoring the rules every woman knows. She agreed to meet a strange man at night, in a dark, creepy place, a cemetery, no less. If she hadn't been so depressed over her love life, she might not have risked it. But this rendezvous promised to boost her ego with the hottest story of her reporting career. Amanda's anonymous source was supposed to deliver the goods on a crooked fast-lane bank operating in slow-paced Atlanta, where it was allegedly breaking trade embargoes and brokering big bucks arms deals. Instead, Amanda found her financial "Deep Throat" joining the dead in the graveyard, his account closed forever. Now this tough, sassy investigative journalist has to go without an informant or a partner into a deadly lair of local politics and international intrigue, where the true color of greenbacks is a deep, bloody red.
In the close-knit community of Chesapeake Shores, Maryland, Susie O'Brien and Mack Franklin's "not dating" claim befuddles everyone, especially since the two spend every spare minute together. Susie's thrilled when their friendship finally heats up. Then, just when happily-ever-after seems within reach, Mack loses the job he loves and Susie faces a devastating diagnosis.But O'Briens always unite in a crisis. Even her cousin Jess, Susie's rival for most of their lives, becomes her staunchest supporter-especially when Mack's former lover comes to town. The stakes are higher than ever before, but Susie's definitely up to the challenge...as long as Mack's right there by her side.
Doug Maguire is a flirtatious cad, and his unexpected return after two years, seven months, and thirteen days throws Traci Maguire into a tailspin. No sweet-talkin' ex-husband with a seductive drawl is going to infringe on her hard-won self-sufficiency! Doug claims he's changed and is here to stay ... but Traci knows better. So what if his son needs a father, her parents take his side, and the whole town's talking? So what if he steals kisses in public, befriends her gentleman caller, and drives her crazy with lust? He's a silver-tongued devil she'll never trust again. Yet her resolve's quickly melting--despite her best intentions! The heart doesn't count the years--or the tears. And if romance is grand the first time, there is nothing more precious than your Second Chance at Love
Discover last year's finest...with the best eBooks of 2008!Valentine's Day the most romantic day of the year...so show yourself some love by indulging in the best Valentine eBooks of 2008! Bundle includes Tycoon's Valentine Vendetta by Yvonne Lindsay; The Valentine Gift by Tara Taylor Quinn, Jean Brashear, and Linda Cardillo; Valentine's Secret Child by Christine Rimmer; and, as a free bonus, The Valentine Wedding Dress by Sherryl Woods.
The aerobics instructor was very pretty, very popular... and very dead. Reporter Amanda Roberts was at the gym when the body was discovered on the steam room floor. Amanda smells murder--and a hot story-- but her sometimes boyfriend, Joe Donelli, thinks she should keep her nose clean. She says he's jealous, that he misses his police days. He says he's content raising tomatoes. She says she can't walk away from a murder case. He says he cares so much, he'd hate to see her hurt. It's a familiar argument for the stubborn reporter and the tough ex-cop, but this time Joe may be right to exercise caution. For the case is about to take on unhealthy overtones for the woman he loves.
THE ROGUE He was wild, sexy, too hot to handle-the guy all the girls in school whispered about ...and secretly longed for. Now, all grown up, this rogue was even more intriguing to Ashley Wilde. Did she dare to tame Dillon Ford and make him hers for keeps? THE LADY She was prim, proper and by-the-books-the priss miss who had every advantage growing up. Now she'd returned to her hometown and Dillon was determined to seduce her. He'd let her get away once, but not twice. THAT SPECIAL WOMAN! Stuck in a secluded cabin together, will these total opposites clash...or go down THE BRIDAL PATH?
THOSE WATKINS BOYS! THAT WILDE WOMAN! When handsome single dad Slade Watkins came to town, all Riverton wagered that a wedding was in the offing. The hapless widower hadn't a clue about taming his two rambunctious sons-until pretty Danielle Wilde took the motherless mischief-makers under her wing. A born nurturer, Dani clearly hankered to call the Watkins clan her own. Unfortunately, sexy Slade had vowed never, ever to rewed. Still, the townsfolk knew: once a Wilde woman put her mind to marriage ...a man could kiss his bachelorhood goodbye! Watch as three sisters fall in love with the men of their dreams and walk down THE BRIDAL PATH.
When Sara Wilde's father sold the family ranch to rodeo rogue Jake Dawson, she was fit to be tied! Now Sara had to get Three-Stars back-whatever the cost. So she challenged Jake to a bucking bronco contest. If she lost, she agreed to be his bride... Jake knew Sara didn't stand a chance at winning their wager. But he sure admired her determination. Sparring with the feisty, sultry Sara was the most fun he'd had in ages! Now Jake was even more determined to win the contest...and Sara's hand! Watch as three sisters fall in love with the men of their dreams and walk down THE BRIDAL PATH.
EMMA'S DILEMMA...What would Emma Rogers have done without her oldest friends, the Calamity Janes?As teenagers in Winding River,Wyoming, they'd supported her ambitious dreams. A decade later, when Emma went home, struggling with single motherhood and career pressures as a top Denver attorney, Cassie, Karen, Gina and Lauren rallied around her. But why were the Calamity Janes urging her to look with favor on her sexy nemesis, Ford Hamilton? Wasn't it bad enough that her young daughter sang the praises of the heart-stoppingly handsome publisher who'd clashed repeatedly with Emma on a controversial court case? Worst of all, Emma's own heart was strongly tempted by Ford's offer to match wits-and join hearts-with him for a lifetime!
When bullying threatens to destroy a teen's life, painful memories resurface for dedicated high school teacher Laura Reed and pediatrician J. C. Fullerton. With the support of the Sweet Magnolias, they they bring the town together to ensure that a promising student's future isn't ruined. And to establish once and for all that bullying has no place in Serenity, South Carolina. Both J.C.'s and Laura's passion for the cause is deeply personal, and their growing feelings for each other are just as strong. But with so many secret hurts to overcome, can these two vulnerable lovers find the strength to believe in happily ever after?
In a long, splendid life rich with struggles and satisfaction, above all Brandon Halloran treasured family. So the proud patriarch had meddled shamelessly in his darling brood's love lives...until finally the tables had turned!For the merry widower harbored a secret from the his nearest and dearest: cherished memories of sparkling, scandalous Elizabeth Forsythe, who'd once put wings to his flyboy's heart, only to vanish when he'd soared home from the war. And with Lizzy at long last on his horizon again, the one thing that could prevent his long-overdue second chance at happiness was...family!Vows: Love, Honor and Cherish-words that three generations of Halloran men vowed to live by.
After years apart, Mick and Megan O'Brien are finally ready to make it official...again. Most of their grown children couldn't be happier about their rekindled love and impending marriage this holiday season. Only Connor is a holdout. Driven to become a divorce attorney after what he views as his mother's abandonment of their family, Connor's not about to give his blessing to this reunion romance.The last thing Megan wants to do is hurt her family again. After all, is she really sure she and Mick can make it this time around? And when an unexpected delivery causes chaos, it seems only a miracle can reunite this family.Of course, it is Christmas-the season of miracles.
Return to the heart of the Adams Dynasty with this fan-favorite Christmas tale from New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods... Widowed Jessie Adams was about to give birth, and she needed help--fast! Unfortunately, the closest ranch in her small Texas town belonged to her late husband's brother, Luke, who didn't know a thing about delivering babies. And though this charismatic rancher was her only hope, he was the last person Jessie wanted to be stranded with in her time of need.
Widowed Jessie Adams was about to give birth and she needed help immediately! Unfortunately, the closest ranch in the small Texas town belonged to her brother-in-law, Luke, who knew nothing about delivering babies. And though this rancher was her only hope, he was the last person Jessie wanted to be stranded with.
When it comes to family and Christmas, #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods always looks to the O'Briens for a little holiday magic For the very driven medical student Caitlyn Winters, catching the bridal bouquet at a Christmas wedding has set off a chain reaction that she's sure is more curse than blessing. Not only has she fallen in love with family medicine resident Noah McIlroy, but an unexpected pregnancy threatens her well-laid plans for the future. It doesn't help that Noah-with a whole lot of help from her O'Brien relatives-is completely on board with the prospect of marriage and happily-ever-after. It takes a whole lot of patience, love and family persuasion to help Caitlyn realize that she can still have everything she ever wanted, including a home in her beloved Chesapeake Shores and a man who understands all of her dreams. "Love, marriage, family, and forgiveness all play an important part in Woods's latest richly nourishing, holiday-spiced novel." -Chicago Tribune on A Chesapeake Shores Christmas
A globe-trotting lawyer meets a globe-trotting author and gets more than she bargains for while trying to get him to sign a contract to write a screen play for one of his best-selling novels.
Zelda Lane...her very name made the local gossips raise their eyebrows. She'd scandalized an entire town and filled upright Taylor Matthews with enough young love to burst all bounds of propriety. But that was long ago. Now a pillar of the community, Taylor privately rued the day he'd let Zelda go.But not as much as he dreaded her return! Because Zelda was back-as beautiful and bold as ever. She was carrying a torch-as well as a grudge. And from the tips of his polished shoes to the top of his starched collar, Taylor knew he'd never quite gotten her out of his system....
SOMETHING YOU NEVER EXPECTED TO FIND THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS... In the Santa booth... When Amy Riley's son disappears in the mall, Santa-who is actually police officer Nick DiCaprio-comes to the rescue. Whoever said the Big Red Guy wasn't sexy? In the stores... Retail manager Joy O'Connell is fraying at the edges when rheumatologist Ed Hall and his three child-terrors enter her store. Between shopping hell and bah humbug, can Ed uncover the true Joy of the season? And even on TV...! TV reporter Merry Deluca's "'tis the season to be greedy" story is about to get complicated-her new cameraman is recently ex-fiancé Patrick MacFarland! And he's got a whole new angle for her story....
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