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Three complete novels: <P> Devlin's Light: Though India Devlin left her hometown to pursue a brilliant career as a criminal prosecutor, she has always loved historic Devlin's Light, visiting as often as her busy schedule permits. But when her brother is found murdered on the steps of the lighthouse -- the town's namesake -- she returns to uncover who killed Ry. When her brother's good friend, Nick Enright, offers to help in her investigation, India accepts -- after all, he's the one who found Ry that night, and heard his mysterious last words. ...<P> Moon Dance: Georgia Enright has dedicated her life to dance. But at age twenty-six, her hopes of becoming a lead dancer are dashed. So she ventures to Pumpkin Hill, an old farm owned by her newly found half sister, Laura Bishop, to contemplate her future. There, discovering an affinity for country life -- and a barn just perfect for giving dance lessons -- Georgia enjoys an oasis of peace... until Matthew Bishop arrives...<P> Wonderful You: Twenty-eight, single, and struggling to keep her little shop of handicrafts afloat, Zoey Enright is pleasantly surprised when a knockout audition for a home-shopping network lands her an impressive job as an on-air saleswoman. Little does she know, Delaney O'Connor, the company's CEO, is bringing his only grandson and the hero of Zoey's childhood, Ben Pierce, home from Europe to run the network...
Mariah's future is hopeless. Or so it seems, until she receives an offer to teach school in Cedar Bend, Kansas. Thirty-six-year-old spinster Mariah Casey accepts the new position and prays the Lord will bring her someone to love. The Lord answers with an orphaned four-year-old named Hope, a family, and friends. Surely, romance is too much to ask for. . . Widower and rancher Sherman Butler has committed his life to Christ and his daughter Carrie. When Miss Casey arrives and clashes with Carrie, Sherm is torn between his heart and his family. He longs to love her, yet she avoids him. Could Carrie's harshness be the reason? Will wounded hearts refuse the Lord's way of peace? Or could Mariah's hope lie in a future with Sherm?
Where is the God who promised to protect the heirs of Anton? Marina Shubina believes God has abandoned her. She's widowed and pregnant--and Hitler's Third Reich has just invaded Russia. As a partisan, she's ready to give her life for the Motherland, but what will become of her unborn child? OSS agent Edward Neumann has one chance to redeem his mistakes in Berlin... destroy the German supply lines into Moscow. Unfortunately his mission depends on a Russian partisan, a sharp-shooter named Marina. But does God have a bigger plan for him? And will this plan cost him the woman he loves?
"How on earth had an intrepid U.S. Marine just gotten maneuvered into dating the librarian next door? Mark it down to a sense of duty but for Steve Kozlowski, meeting Chloe Johnson was like walking over a land mine. For beneath her frumpy exterior was a spirited, sexy woman who could definitely use a lot more excitement in her life. And this die-hard bachelor was just the man to provide it. At least he was until he discovered how much fun he was having with sweet, kissable Chloe. Had Steve's time-honored strategy for sidestepping a more lasting engagement just backfired? Silhouette Romance #1793 Miniseries: Men of Honor series"
He'd faced enemy fire with more courage than his general's daughter's advances - and U.S. Marine Captain Rad Kozlowski wasn't afraid to admit he was in real danger. The only way to evade her was to find a fake bride. And he knew just the beautiful blonde to play the part.... Experience had taught brainy bookseller Serena Anderson to steer clear of military men. But when Rad offered her a too-good-to-be-true deal in exchange for "marriage," Serena agreed to a little pretence. After all, since neither wanted to settle down, the only thing at risk was a few kisses - and then a few more.... Miniseries: Men of Honor
To the rest of the world, Sabrina Watkins doesn't exist. But to this cop, she is very much alive in Angi Morgan's The Marine's Last Defense After escaping a killer, playing dead was the only way Sabrina Watkins could get out of Amarillo alive. Now she's living in Dallas, where no one knows her true identity. Until homicide cop Jake Craig shows up. A half-frozen pup he finds at a crime scene brings Jake to Sabrina's doorstep. Suddenly, the former marine is playing hero to a desperate woman on the run. Sworn to clear her name, Jake's already falling for the stunning brunette with the amethyst eyes. Can he keep her safe and turn a rescue mission into a last chance at love?
Gabrielle Sansouci Chin is turned for a loop when she receives the ancient scroll that she was marked to protect. Her possession only means one thing...her father is dead. Gabe has no idea how she is going to balance her new responsibilities as a Guardian being a painter by day and a bartender by night. Having just been contracted for her new "Enter the Light" series, Gabe tries to handle it all. But it seems like her luck has run dry when she's ill trained to take her proper place as guardian, having a dry spell at painting, and for some reason can't help but fall for Rhys Llewellyn, the sexy Brit who offers his help in more ways than one.
The Gold Star serial killer is back. And this time, ex-cop or not, private investigator Cole Blackburn isn't letting the psychopath get away with murder. Two years ago the case cost him his job and the love of Margo McBride, his former fiancée. But when Cole returns to the small town to solve the case and move on with his life, Margo is the new chief of police. She claims she doesn't need his help. Until the killer sends her a chilling note and Margo is marked for murder. Cole won't let anything--or anyone--make him lose her again.
Once accused When Max Savage opens his practice in a remote, seductively beautiful bayou town, he hopes it's the start of a new life. He's got his reputation as a skilled surgeon, his two brothers by his side and a fresh chance. But soon Max discovers he can't escape a past riddled with accusations of murder. . . or the faces of two dead women. Especially since another woman is missing, and he was the last to see her alive. Always suspected Annie Duhon knows all about nightmares that shatter life's dreams and the need to escape the past. But her fascination with Max grows, even when disturbing rumors start to surface and her darkest visions seem to play out in living color. Can she trust Max with her secrets and her deepest desires? Or is he the specter she sees when she sleeps--a killer stalking women with his cleansing fire? Is she about to become his next victim?
An unemployed actress comes West with nothing and no one to call her own, but ends up with far more than she ever dreamed, in this latest book in the "Heroines of the Golden West" series.
Maria knows she's a wimp, terrified of heights and all things scary, so why on earth has she agreed to jump out of a plane? She blames her stubborn pride and Eddie.
Marsh Bravo comes to Norman after 10 years to see his dying father and learns that he has a daughter.
They were assigned to be marriage partners Gillian Flannery's marriage project worked great with her high-school students. But when she was assigned a partner herself, her "marriage" to John Slater quickly ran into trouble. In real life, Gillian soon learned, people came burdened with troublesome personal baggage. Gillian herself had a deep aversion to conflict. As for John, he came with two half-grown daughters who bickered constantly. Worse, his ex-wife had just breezed back into Indianapolis and declared war.Did Gillian want to get caught in the cross fire? Not likely. But for John Slater, she just might dig in and fight.
A husband in name only? <P> Hallie had never even been in love -- now she must marry to save her home! She just needed a wedding certificate -- well, first she had to find a bridegroom...<P> Wes Lansing was her neighbor and the ideal candidate. Only, what could a shy virgin like Hallie offer this dynamic man? Wes was intrigued and the marriage deal was struck. But could Hallie handle her new husband?
Like the Harlequin Series, this is a well-loved Romance line offered by Thorndike Press in a library hardcover format. Featured authors include Nora Roberts and Diana Palmer. To win custody of his son, rakish Brady McQueen needed a respectable wife. To save her cherished home, prim Maggie Buchanan needed a husband. The bargain? An immediate wedding and a pretense of instant love! But when Brady continued his tempting, tender kisses behind closed doors, Maggie was shocked! Wasn't this a marriage of convenience? For someone who didn't believe in love, Maggie was head over heels. Trouble was, Brady still seemed to have his feet firmly on the ground! But that could change . . .
The sizzling first book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Marriage to a Billionaire trilogy by "one of the most exciting breakout novelists" (USA TODAY) Jennifer Probst.A marriage in name only...To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner, Alexa Maria McKenzie, casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother--the powerful man who once shattered her heart. Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his uncle's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he's offers Alexa a bold proposition.A marriage in name only with certain rules: Avoid entanglement. Keep things all business. Do not fall in love. The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn't be that hard to follow, right? Except fate has a way of upsetting the best-laid plans....
Hunter Blackwell was fiercely proud of his Apache heritage and intended to rear his orphaned godson according to tribal tradition. Trouble was, the boy's strong-willed and stunningly beautiful aunt clearly had other ideas. Hunter couldn't deny that young Billy's life had been enriched by Rina Roberts's warm and gentle ways. Nor could he deny that she stirred this Apache's passion. But Hunter was a man who had been betrayed one too many times. Still, when he took Rina in his arms, he forgot all the reasons why he had sidestepped matrimony. And suddenly he was contemplating presenting Rina with a symbolic marriage basket and proposing the union of a lifetime!
Adopted but now alone, Kristy went in search of her natural family. When Armand Dutournier burst into her life, accusing her of betrayals she had not committed, Kristy could only wonder-did she have a perfect double? Could she possibly have a twin? Armand was her only lead to the family she yearned for, but his passionate drive for vengeance-and the powerful attraction between them-made accepting his proposition of a temporary intimacy highly dangerous!
Ros Craig wished shed never let her stepsister persuade her to accept a blind date! Meeting Sam Hunter could have been love at first sight - if only Ros hadnt been pretending to be someone else. . . . How could she admit to this sexy stranger that shed lied? Sam Hunter had equally hidden motives for accepting a blind date. But once hed met Ros, he wanted to see her again - and again. . . . Could their blind date really lead to marriage?
A ring and a baby . . . To fulfill her father's will and keep her precious ranch, Megan Kane needed to marry and bear a child. Since she'd always loved handsome neighbor Nate Brave -- a rogue she couldn't tie down -- her solution was simple. She'd beg Nate to wed her and bed her . . . And then she'd set him free Meggie vowed she wouldn't cling. Wouldn't linger. She'd cherish her marriage until she got pregnant. Then she'd raise Nate's baby lovingly . . . along. But all too soon Meggie swelled with child. And she learned some promises were hell to keep . . .
Presenting a detailed, hands-on approach to fluorescence spectroscopy, this book describes experiments that cover basic spectroscopy and advanced aspects of fluorescence spectroscopy. It emphasizes practical guidance, providing background on fundamental concepts as well as guidance on how to handle artifacts, avoid common errors, and interpret data. Nearly 150 experiments from biophysics, biochemistry, and the biomedical sciences demonstrate how methods are applied in practical applications. The result is a hands-on guide to the most important aspects of fluorescence spectroscopy, from steady-state fluorescence to advanced time-resolved fluorescence.
After Logan Pierce gains custody of Claire's orphaned baby nephew, he proposes marriage to her so the child can have a two-parent family. Logan also wants lots more children -- with Claire as their mother -- but insists love won't be part of the bargain! Claire doesn't want to marry such a tough, cynical man, but soon discovers Logan's kisses are addictive. Can the man who claims he'll never love a woman be persuaded that his new bride is the exception to the rule...?
There's no place like home, but even ruby slippers won't get Clair Atherton there. For Clair, home is Fairlove, Virginia, and a Federal Era house built by her ancestors. Although the house still stands, it might as well be over the rainbow, because the man who owned it -- the man who let it fall to ruin -- is the same man who destroyed her parents. But sometimes even rich, evil men fail to get their way.... Nick Dylan's father was always manipulative. Still, it surprises Nick to learn that his father would try to control him from the grave. "Fall in love and marry." Or lose everything. If it weren't for his mother, Nick would simply walk away. Since he can't, he'll propose to Clair. She may hate him, his family, and all he stands for, but he does have something she wants. Her house. And her feelings for him guarantee that she won't want to stay married for a minute longer than she needs to.
Married to the boss? For two years Amy Taylor had managed to keep her sexy boss at arm's length. But one emotionally charged morning in the office had irrevocably changed all that. Seeing Jake Carter, determined bachelor, with his sister's baby tucked comfortably into the crook of his arm, Amy's barriers had suddenly come tumbling down.So what if matters did get briefly-and wildly-out of hand between them? It was business as usual now. Until Amy realized that marriage could now be on the agenda as her boss was about to become the father of her child!
Two strangers and a baby...Spontaneity might be in her blood, but walking down the aisle to wed a stranger is hands down the riskiest thing Sara Darling has ever done. But to adopt her infant niece she'll first need to say an "I do" of convenience.As the baby's biological father, soldier Jake Martin can take away Sara's dream come true. War-traumatized Jake's not sure he's instant family-man material, but something about Sara and his gorgeous daughter makes him want to break free from the prison of his past. He might just need their ready-made family as much as she does....
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