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Acclaimed for her moving depictions of interracial love, bestselling author Sandra Kitt delivers a passionate and provocative tale of modern romanceAn artist trapped in an unfulfilling relationship, Leah Downey wants more out of life. But she plays it safe, never venturing too far from her comfort zone . . . not since the night she was mugged at knifepoint.Beginning a relationship with a perfect stranger is completely out of character for Leah. But something about Jason Horn strikes a chord deep within her. They couldn't be more different. Jason is white, a streetwise New York cop haunted by his own demons. He's stunned by his instant attraction to this vibrant black woman who arouses both desire and his fiercest protective instincts.
Growing up in a time between wars, Sam Hamada finds that the culture of his native Japan is never far from his heart. Sam is rapidly learning the code of the samurai in the late 1930s on the lush Hawaiian Islands, where he is slowly coming into his own as a son and a man. But after Sam strikes out for California, where he meets Keiko, the beautiful young woman destined to be the love of his life, he faces crushing disappointment---Keiko's parents take her back to Japan, forcing Keiko to endure their attempts to arrange her marriage. It is a trial complicated by how the Japanese perceive her---as too Americanized to be a proper Japanese wife and mother---and its pain is compounded by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which ignites the war that instantly taints Sam, Keiko, and their friends and family as enemies of the state. Sam himself is most caught between cultures when, impressed by his knowledge of Japanese, the U.S. Army drafts and then promotes Sam, sending him on a secret mission into a wartime world of madness where he faces the very real risk of encountering his own brother in combat. From the tragedies of the camps through the bombing of Hiroshima, where Sam's mother and siblings live, Sam's very identity both puts his life at risk and provides the only reserve from which he can pull to survive. In this beautifully written historical epic about a boy in search of manhood, a girl in search of truth, and two peoples divided by war, Sam must draw upon his training, his past, and everything he has learned if he's ever to span his two cultures and see Keiko, or his family, again.
Andy Carmichael, a reporter given the chance to cover the story that will make his career, finds more than he bargained for within the pages of Miss Penbrook's diary. The Color of the Soul will keep readers captivated from beginning to end.
As a chalk-fingered child, I had worn my craving for Mama's love on my sleeve. But as I grew, that craving became cloaked in excuses and denial until slowly it sank beneath my skin to lie unheeded but vital, like the sinews of my framework. By the time I was a teenager, I thought the gap between Mama and me could not be wider. And then Danny came along. . . . A splendidly colored sidewalk. Six-year-old Celia presented the gift to her mother with pride-and received only anger in return. Why couldn't Mama love her? Years later, when once-in-a-lifetime love found Celia, her mother opposed it. The crushing losses that followed drove Celia, guilt-ridden and grieving, from her Bradleyville home. Now thirty-five, she must return to nurse her father after a stroke. But the deepest need for healing lies in the rift between mother and daughter. God can perform such a miracle. But first Celia and Mama must let go of the past--before it destroys them both.
Sheriff Reese McMurray didn't believe in the supernatural-until his father went missing twelve years go. Evidence indicated that Summer White-Cloud, Reese's high school sweetheart, had somehow conjured the wendigo responsible for his death. . . so Reese deserted her. Now the pattern of disappearances have returned, forcing Reese to work with Summer to stop the evil threatening their community. Even Reese can't deny there is still a sizzling chemistry between them. But will their rekindled passion survive when Summer reveals her real connection to the wendigo?
A CITY SLICKER LIKE BURKE HAD NO BUSINESS BEING ON HER COLORADO RANCHBut Carolyn Carlisle knew she needed him. Not only was the Carlisle Ranch a target for sabotage just weeks before Christmas, but also her family had been threatened and danger lurked around every corner. Carolyn was used to being in charge, but incredibly sexy FBI agent J. D. Burke had other ideas. He was domineering, stubborn and vowed never to let an assignment turn personal. Still, with the enemy just as elusive as the agent's penetrating gaze, Carolyn secretly hoped Burke would let down his guard and act on their intense chemistry. Even if one amazing night ended up breaking her usually hardened heart.
The rugged terrain of Colorado wouldn't make their mission easy. Nor would the attraction between them. Sophie Montgomery's sister was missing and her trail stopped dead in the Black Canyon-which was firmly in Rand Knightbridge's jurisdiction. <P><P>Part of the Ranger Brigade, he could lead Sophie on a search deep into this remote part of Colorado. Although afraid to disappoint the desperate beauty, Rand couldn't ignore her determination. But it was clear she needed protecting after shots rang out and Sophie barely escaped with her life. Now, as the job he'd reluctantly agreed to became a very personal mission, Rand knew he'd do anything to bring Sophie's sister home. Because seeing Sophie happy was the only outcome he'd allow. Or accept.
The Son He Never Knew...When Cole McGuire learns that he had fathered a son, he returns to White Stone, Colorado, to claim what's rightfully his. But it's clear the town is hiding something, and he's got a feeling he knows exactly who's behind it all.The Widow's Secret...Rebecca's heart stops when Cole McGuire walks back into town, his green eyes blazing with passion. And the longer he stays, the more she wishes for the love she never had. But will Cole ever forgive her for hiding the truth-that the son she claimed as her own is the child he's been searching for?
Judge Becky McBride has recently landed in the small town of Spruce Lake, Colorado, with her son, Nicolas, and she doesn't want to stay there long. The former big-city lawyer sees this six-month gig as her ticket to a courtroom in Denver. She can't wait to leave the town and its eccentric residents--especially the handsome and irrepressible Will O'Malley.Will loves skiing, dogs, his hometown--and Becky. She might not trust him or his intentions, but he's fallen hard for her and nine-year-old Nick. Not only that, her son's just as crazy about him. Now Will has to convince Becky that she feels exactly the same way.And Christmas is the best time to do it!
A Christy award-winning author creates a rich blend of Christmas romance in three stories. Maggie Collier decides to train a bellboy to act like a millionaire to refer her brother for a loan approval. Will a case of mistaken identity lead to a hot spring of shame or uncover romance? When a small train is caught in an avalanche near Rachel Wainwright's ranch, her family takes in a group of strangers over Christmas. But will a handsome neighbor's offer to help reawaken a family grudge? Catherine Priestly must pose as married to get a cooking job on a respectable ranch. Will her charade become a barrier to true love?
A covert network of secret agents is Colorado's most lethal weapon - and its only hope. Bound by love, loyalty and the law, these men and women are trained to handle the most clandestine and dangerous cases. As scandal and ruin threaten the state's rich and powerful, they'll uncover secrets that span generations...and that someone will kill to keep. Private Eyes by Jasmine Cresswell A former trophy wife must prove her brother's innocence in a kidnapping. She finds herself face-to-face with an old flame harboring a mysterious agenda - will he be her downfall or her destiny? Kiss and Tell by Amanda Stevens A woman's honor is pitted against her heart as she is caught red-handed with the firstborn son of Colorado's own brand of American royalty, a man she's investigating for kidnapping. Centennial Bride by Debra Lee Brown See a legacy begin in Centennial Bride. Caught between a bitter feud and raging passion in nineteenth-century Colorado, one rancher will risk everything to claim his bride and start a political dynasty....
ROYAL AFFAIR A blue-blooded bachelor! The last thing Carrie Dunn had expected when she arrived in the glamorous dukedom of San Rinaldo was to meet a real-life Prince Charming. A small-town American girl, she had been swept off her feet by the charismatic Count Leone Montecrespi and had almost believed that her fairy-tale romance would last a lifetime. But she and Leone were worlds apart--marriage was out of the question. After all, who'd ever heard of a countess from Colorado? Romancing a royal was easy--marriage another affair!
Choose A Man Or Be Left Behind!So said the code of the West for women alone on wagon trains. But newly widowed Jessica Beaumont had a baby on the way, and what kind of man would willingly take on another man's child? Apparently the rugged, handsome kind, for wagon-train scout Finn Carson staked his claim on her early...and swore never to let go!Finn Carson Was An Honest Manwho honestly wanted Jessica Beaumont to cherish and love forever. But would this fetching beauty accept him if she discovered his connection to the danger stalking her? Or would their chance at happiness be lost before it was truly found?
Winter of Dreams by Cheryl St. JohnIf Violet Kristofferson had known that her new employer was the town undertaker, she might never have come to Carson Springs as his cook. Yet she needs a fresh start away from scandal. And Ben Charles's unflinching faith could be her path to something truly precious-a new family.The Rancher's Sweetheart by Debra UllrickThe cowboys on her uncle's ranch show Sunny Weston no respect-except for foreman Jed Cooper. A riding and roping contest is Sunny's chance to prove herself. But now that she's falling for Jed, will she find courage to take the biggest risk of all, and trust her heart?
Colorado rancher Luke O'Malley is shocked to hear that he has a teenage son living in New York City. . . ;and even more shocked to learn that his son is in trouble. Luke had a brief romance with Megan Montgomery years ago and had no idea it resulted in a child. He just knew it had broken his heart. Now Megan and Cody-their son-need his help. To avoid being sent to a juvenile detention center Cody must move to Colorado with his father. But there's a catch. Cody won't go unless Luke marries his mother. It's a marriage of convenience, but their feelings from the past have never really gone away. Luke has always believed that family is the road to happiness. Can he convince Megan of that?
USA Today raved that Kaki Warner's "warm, witty, and lovable characters shine" in the latest addition to her series about four unlikely brides who make their way west to discover newfound freedom and rediscover love. For fans of Linda Lael Miller and Jodi Thomas... After only three letters and one visit during her six-year marriage to a Scottish cavalry officer, Maddie Wallace decides to build a new life for herself by accepting an assignment from a London periodical to photograph the American West. Then Angus Wallace returns home unexpectedly after a military injury to find his wife gone, and to discover he's in line to an earldom. His mission to find Maddie takes him to Heartbreak Creek, Colorado where his biggest challenge awaits: convincing his headstrong wife to return home as his viscountess. Now Maddie must decide between the glorious Colorado mountains or the glittering ballrooms of London, and between the man she has loved and the dreams she wants so desperately to fulfill.
Colorado firefighter Adam O'Malley risks his own life to rescue Carly Spencer's young son and a dog named Molly from a burning building...and assumes that's the last he'll see of them. But Spruce Lake is a small place, and Carly and her four children are new to town. Before he knows it, Adam's mother has invited Carly, her children and the dog to stay at the O'Malley ranch!As the widow of a firefighter, making a good life for her kids is Carly's number one priority. Meeting-and falling for-another firefighter is not. Adam, meanwhile, has been avoiding relationships because of a painful secret he's kept from everyone, including his brothers. But the more time he spends with Carly, the more he wants to move past it.
As a hard winter on the Colorado mountainside finally yields to spring, more than snow is melting in Angel's End... To Cassie Parker, Colorado is the farthest point on earth from the dusty, troubled life she left behind in Texas. Here she has a birthright--her grandfather's land not far from town--and a chance at a promising new start. And Jake Reece certainly is promising. There's never been a day in Jake's life that he didn't work harder than anyone else, and he's got a thousand head of cattle and the ranch of his wildest dreams to prove it. Yet winter has a way of making even the most independent of men long for more. That must be why he's so drawn to the strange, secretive beauty who's taken up on the Parker land. But when Cassie runs afoul of the local cattleman's association--with Jake at the helm--what started as sparks ignites into a full blaze. And things in Angel's End are about to really heat up...
Vince Morningway has always run the family ministry alone-and his way. Until his big-deal brother hires a business consultant to bring him-and the ministry-into this century. Suddenly Melanie Frazer, in her pastel suits and clicking heels, is organizing papers and talking computers. And she's too interested in sorting the dreams Vince has for his life. But those old dreams-to leave town and see the world instead of taking care of everyone and everything-passed him by long ago. Unless Melanie can show him how much he's always been needed, right here in Colorado. . . ;where an unexpected match is in the making.
Cowboys make the best protectors--don't miss this sexy and suspenseful classic from New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis!Haley Whitfield needed a place to hide, and the secluded Circle C ranch seemed perfect. But its owner, Cameron Reeves, could tell Haley was hiding something. The handsome cowboy sensed she was in trouble and promised her his protection.Haley wanted to take it. In fact, she wanted everything Cam had to offer--his kisses, his touch, his body. But he believed in honesty. And sharing the truth with Cam might just put him in the path of a killer... Previously Published as Hiding Out At The Circle C.
Colorado! Some came for freedom; others, to build a new life. But in 1858, when gold is discovered in the Colorado region, thousands of desperate men and women descend on Denver like a hungry swarm. Homesteaders struggle to hold onto their claims, but none are immune to the effects of gold fever. Wagon train veteran Chet Harris risks his life to repeat the success he found in the California gold fields. Mineral expert Luke Brando masquerades as a banker, while his wife hides a yearning for riches of her own. And young Cathy Blake discovers just how far she'll go to defeat a voluptuous rival. But the greatest challenge belongs to General Lee Burke, one of the original pioneers of the Oregon Trail. Under orders from U.S. President James Buchanan, he must gain the support of Colorado - with all its newfound wealth - to forge the fate of a nation. But time is running out. Tensions between the North and the South are heating up. Soon every American will be called on to fight - for the greatest dream of all...
The last time sheriff Samantha Calloway saw her husband was hours before he'd been pulled under by rapids. It wasn't until Wade came to her rescue during a mountain ambush that she knew he was alive. <P><P>His return was a painful reminder of time lost, which had left their daughter fatherless. For a year he'd worked to expose law enforcement corruption...and now cartel assassins were gunning for his family. Before, Samantha trusted no one more than Wade. If they could finish his assignment together, perhaps they'd find a fresh start. And his presence by her side sure made it hard to resist falling into old habits...
HE WAS ALL LAWMAN...From his jet-black hair and broad shoulders to his sterling sense of honor, Tate Raleigh embodied the strong arm of the law in McClintock, Colorado. Since the moment they'd met, Diana Dover had felt the heat of attraction between them-but Tate remained distant with jokes and a just-friends smile. Until Diana's twin sister passed through town...and someone started shooting at Diana!AND SHE WAS IN DANGERNothing could stand in Diana's way of exposing the truth-not even the valiant lawman who vowed to guard her at all costs. But by protecting Diana,Tate put two things at risk: his badge...and his heart.
"I'm Stella's sister..."And Minerva Robertson wanted to know why, with everything to live for, Stella had chosen to die. The only person who might be able to give her an answer was wickedly attractive Nick Peveril, Stella's husband. But he wasn't the conventional grieving widower. What was Minerva to make of him? And should she fight the passion she felt for him?
Mr. EstablishmentJames Tasman appeared to put on the charm as easily as he did his expensive business suits. And he could afford to do both-he had the confidence and the means that came with making a success of a family-owned department store.So while Ally Barrett admired his ambition, it didn't mean she had to approve of him, let alone trust him. James needed work done in the store and Ally knew she had the talent to do it. And she definitely knew she wouldn't confuse their mutual attraction with love! She had her feelings well under control, as always...didn't she?