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The innocence the 1950s and turbulence of the 1960s and 70s--years when America reached out and touched the heavens, only to be torn apart by internal conflict and a war in Southeast Asia--provide a dramatic setting for this unforgettable story of three men and the women they love carving a place for themselves in a society where the rules keep changing. Written by bestselling novelist James Webb, it has been hailed as a major work of our time and a stunning commentary of political and social life in America over nearly three decades. From the wars in Korea and Vietnam to antiwar protests in Washington and POW camps in Hanoi, from young love and parenthood to divorce and reconciliation, Webb's eye for detail, provocative insights, and subtle revelations have earned him the highest literary accolades. His convincing characters and gripping scenes fully engage the reader as the three Naval Academy graduates reevaluate their lives, their country, and the cost of success.
She's got nothing in her kit to cure heartache... Veterinarian Cass Truman has just landed her first job, in England's Lake District, and she's already eager to specialize in caring for horses. Horse breeder Jake Munro could help her achieve this dream; for one thing, he could teach her to ride. Instead, he acts as if he can't stand her. At first, Cass is happy to return the sentiment-until she learns Jake has suffered a terrible loss. Cass finds herself drawn to the grieving man, and the two bond over their shared affinity for horses. But while Cass can relieve an animal's suffering, she's not sure she can ease Jake's.... to return the sentiment-until she learns Jake has suffered a terrible loss. Cass finds herself drawn to the grieving man, and the two bond over their shared affinity for horses. But while Cass can relieve an animal's suffering, she's not sure she can ease Jake's....
Set in eastern Long Island, in an area reminiscent of the Hamptons, it is a tale about a wedding party: the bride and groom each apprehensive, but for different reasons. On the scene are a former lover of the bride's who makes a sudden appearance and a young swain who is equally taken with the bride-to-be.
Kate Howard is still working as the receptionist at the Barleybridge Veterinary Hospital, but now she is determined to attend veterinary college. Things are running smoothly, both at work and in Kate's life, especially now that Scott Spencer, the handsome Australian vet who stole Kate's heart, has left town. But Scott's replacement, Daniel Brown, is quickly making enemies of the staff and clients alike with his abrupt style and unreasonable demands. When Dan causes the loss of an important client, the wives connected to the practice determine that something must be done to stop him. For her part, Kate secretly appreciates Dan's no-nonsense approach, despite everyone else's ongoing annoyance. When Kate is faced with a devastating tragedy, Dan reveals a sad secret of his own and helps her through her crisis. But what will the rest of the town think of their newfound friendship? Delightfully warm, engaging, and filled with the simple joys of small-town English life, Country Wives will inspire readers to return to Barleybridge again and again.
For handsome Italian count Alessio Ramontella, seducing women comes as naturally as breathing. Alessio lives his life based on two criteria: first that success and satisfaction are guaranteed, and second that all his dealings are discreet and conducted between mutually consenting parties. Then he meets innocent English beauty Laura Mason. She's sweet, tempting. . . ;and off-limits. Alessio must decide: should he ruthlessly pursue Laura until she gives in?
Struggling chef Gwen flew to France to fulfill her dreams--she'd rather work herself into the ground than return to her smothering family. But all her determination can't help her resist the intense gaze of Count Etienne Moreau.... After an explosive night, Etienne wants to keep Gwen by his side, and in his bed--she's the perfect antidote to coldblooded business deals. But proud Gwen is outraged. In Etienne's world money might buy him anything, but this girl is not for sale!
Caring for a wounded strangerDiscovering a seriously wounded Frenchman near her home, Grace Dovercourt makes the dangerous decision to take him in and nurse him back to health. Her attraction to Henri Rouselle grows stronger by the day, but she is under no illusion that such a fine man could possibly find it in his heart to love her-a woman who has been lame since birth. But Henri makes no secret of his admiration for her. As he slowly recovers, Grace finds herself having to fight her emotions while shielding him from the authorities. It seems her handsome stranger is a wanted man...
The hours that Sami Argyle spent in the arms of Italian stranger Ric Degenoli were the most amazing of her life. Until tragedy ripped him from her embrace, leaving her grieving and expecting his child....Ric is thrilled to discover he's a father-the perfect Christmas present! But he has news for Sami, too: he's now a Count...and locked into a convenient, loveless engagement.Against the odds, can Sami and Ric become a family-in time for Christmas?
When Jake Logan joined the Children's Connection, the hospital was overjoyed to have one of the country's top fertility specialists on staff. But when I first laid eyes on the esteemed doctor, I was shocked. The hotshot hire was my former high school sweetheart!There was a time I thought I'd be with Jake forever. When Stacey and Jake were the perfect couple. But after I got pregnant on prom night, everything changed. Now I'm a divorced mother of two-and I can't believe that Jake's back in my life. Because this doctor might be medicine that's just too bitter to swallow. . . ;.
The true meaning of keep your enemies close...Most women would kill to be on Ferro Calvaresi's arm. The enigmatic Italian is one of the richest men in the world and at the top of his business game. Julia Anderson is not most women. She's as rich as Ferro and twice as hungry.The only way to seal a major deal is for these two rivals to play nicely...together. Yet neither expected the media to soak up their ruse so quickly or so publicly! But when the deal is won, is the world's hottest new couple beginning to believe their own lie?
Hot days of a western Nebraska summer have caused the water to recede and the corn to grow on the Bowers homestead. Jolie Bowers throws herself into the role of a teacher at a one-room schoolhouse, spending every spare moment with Tanner Wells as they look forward to their wedding. A torrential September rain brings the sod roof down on top of the Bowers one night, the train tracks are washed out, and there is trouble with the railroad over shipping rates. Both sides in the conflict round up gunmen to enforce their position. Mr. Bowers gets arrested in Lincoln for starting a riot. A handsome widower, Strath Yarrow, suddenly appears, and Jolie hardly has time to sort out her true feelings. Throughout the book, Jolie relies on God's wisdom and guidance as she struggles to understand homestead politics and her own feelings for Tanner.
Rachel Peters and Michael Hunter were high school sweethearts in the town of Magnolia Blossom. Rachel left to pursue her dream of being a famous chef in Paris. When a family crisis brings her back home--and back to Michael--feelings are soon rekindled. Original.
She's living in fear. He's a born protector. There's a missing man holding them apart. Candace Cutler intended to leave her abusive husband, until he vanished one snowy Alaska night. She lives in a limbo of dread, wanting only to care for her son. And now a cocky young pilot has moved in next door. Cayden Shaughnessy's instinct is to protect. He doesn't like the rumors about the guy who left a single mom and cute kid next door--and who's he kidding? He finds the mom pretty adorable, too, in a hot, can't-resist sort of way. But Candace doesn't have time for games. Too many loose ends leave her unsettled, and she can't help expecting violence to step once more from the shadows... WARNING: Contains two brief descriptions of violence; however, justice is served. Also contains hot loving, a Top Gun-worthy fly-by, sex and more sizzling Shaughnessys.30,000 Words
She's living in fear. He's a born protector. There's a missing man holding them apart. Candace Cutler intended to leave her abusive husband, until he vanished one snowy Alaska night. She lives in a limbo of dread, wanting only to care for her son. And now a cocky young pilot has moved in next door. Cayden Shaughnessy is a born protector. He doesn't like the rumors about the guy who left a single mom and cute kid next door-and who's he kidding? He finds the mom pretty adorable, too, in a hot, can't-resist sort of way. But Candace doesn't have time for games. Too many loose ends leave her unsettled, and she can't help expecting violence to step once more from the shadows. . . WARNING: Contains two brief descriptions of violence; however, justice is served. Also contains hot loving, a Top Gun-worthy fly-by, sex and more sizzling Shaughnessys
Can she find the courage to love all over again? Hunter Smith likes to keep out of messy situations; life is just easier if you don't get emotionally involved. He's never been a knight in shining armor before-but when he sees Abby Gray in trouble, he can't stop himself from stepping in... Trying to put the scars of the past behind her, Abby has decided to make a fresh start. Hunter's offer of making her his new assistant could be a step in just the right direction. But is she ready to believe that happy-ever-afters can happen in real life-not just in fairy tales?
The life of a paid mercenary makes sense to Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange. The jungles of South America may make his former job as a ranch manager for his friend Jay Pendleton look like a cakewalk, but it's nothing that the former Green Beret can't handle.A woman's heart, however-that's dangerous territory. Back in Texas, Grange's biggest problem was avoiding Peg Larson and all the complications being attracted to the daughter of his foreman would entail. Now Grange will need all his training to help General Emilio Machado gain control of the tiny South American nation of Barrera; when Peg arrives unannounced, she's a distraction he can't avoid. She's determined to show Grange she can be useful on and off the battlefield. Once she breaks through his armor, traversing the wilds of the Amazon will prove an easier task than defending himself against her winning charms....
TWO HIGH-OCTANE, PASSIONATE MILITARY STORIES FROM BESTSELLING AUTHORS LINDSAY McKENNA AND MERLINE LOVELACE...OUT OF HARM'S WAY by Lindsay McKennaAfter Madison Duncan is kidnapped, Navy SEAL Travis Cooper must bring her back home. He deftly recovers her from a dangerous force, but never expects such a strong attraction...and a love he never saw coming.ANY TIME, ANY PLACE by Merline LovelaceDuke Carmichael, an Air Force combat controller, takes on an assignment to smoke out a terrorist. His cover is to be the husband of his new partner, gorgeous operative Anna Solov. When they receive conflicting orders, can they trust their own instincts-and each other?
Two passion-filled stories from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna and USA TODAY bestselling author Merline Lovelace! Hidden Heart by Lindsay McKenna After being ambushed in Afghanistan, weapons sergeant Dan Taylor promises a fallen soldier he'll look out for his sister, Cait. But when Dan awakens wounded at a Pearl Harbor hospital, it's Cait, a physical therapist, who's assigned to his care. Now he must protect the woman he secretly loves from himself. Desert Heat by Merline Lovelace
Two edge-of-your-seat, passionate military stories from bestselling authors Lindsay McKenna and Merline Lovelace...
She didn't know the rules of engagementGetting engaged to Marc van Borsele was the last thing Claribel wanted. Marc was the most annoying and exasperating man she had ever met! But, as the engagement was only pretense and she did owe Marc a favor, Claribel agreed. She soon discovered that make-believe can come true, even if you don't want it to! Before she knew it, Claribel found herself head over heels in love with her pretend fiancé. The course of true love never did run smooth....
Sentenced To Marry! Marry Brice McCormack to end their families' feud? Prudence Randolph would sooner wed a snake! The arrogant, know-it-all rancher might be a handsome devil and the sexiest man in Serenity, Texas, but he'd been the bane of Prudence's existence practically from the cradle. Heaven forbid Brice ever learn she was secretly attracted to him! Marry Prudence Randolph? Pretend to be madly in love? Brice swore the judge was crazy. It was time to ride for the hills ... because after claiming Pru's sweet lips in one breathtaking wedding kiss, Brice almost hoped this sentence was for life!
Sentenced To Marry! Marry Brice McCormack to end their families' feud? Prudence Randolph would sooner wed a snake! The arrogant, know-it-all rancher might be a handsome devil and the sexiest man in Serenity, Texas, but he'd been the bane of Prudence's existence practically from the cradle. Heaven forbid Brice ever learn she was secretly attracted to him! Marry Prudence Randolph? Pretend to be madly in love? Brice swore the judge was crazy. It was time to ride for the hills...because after claiming Pru's sweet lips in one breathtaking wedding kiss, Brice almost hoped this sentence was for life! THE WAY WE MET...AND MARRIED: A funny thing happened on the way to the wedding!
The End...or Just the Beginning?Gabe Miller's marriage ended so fast it had hardly begun. Which is why he couldn't quite believe his luck-or his "ex"-when she returned a few months later with the news that legally they were still husband and wife. And that the child she was carrying was his son.Gabe feared Marissa would bolt again, making a custody battle his only option-unless he could turn back the clock and woo her the way he should have during their whirlwind romance. But even with his boy's future at stake, mending fences with a woman-especially the one he loved-wasn't something the strong, silent type found easy to do....
From the author of The Goblin King and the Shadowlands series, The Court of Annwyn Boxed Set contains the first two books in Shona Husks new series, capturing the color, decadence, and danger of the Fairy Court of Annwyn.The Outcast Prince, Caspian, a fairy prince with the ability to feel the history in anything he touches, ventures into the world of humans and meets a woman worth sacrificing everything for - his inheritance, the home he has always dreamed of, even his soul.The Lord of the Hunt, Verden, is responsible for safeguarding the King and the whole Court of Annwyn. Taryn's parents were exiled from the fairy world and she has spent her entire life avoiding her fairy heritage, but now she must get the pardon of the King or her parents will die. But the magic of Annwyn is failing and Verden may have to choose between the woman he loves and the safety of the whole mortal world.Steamy, sensual, and dangerous."-Fresh Fiction on The Goblin King"Romantic and intriguing."-Publishers Weekly"Enthralling."-Booklist"A great fairy-tale feel...dark, fresh, and tantalizing."-Anna's Book BlogExplore a new world of magic, elegance and mystery in the fairy Court of Annwyn, from the author of The Goblin King, The Kiss of The Goblin Prince, For The Love of A Goblin Warrior and The Summons: A Goblin King Prequel Novella.
In this imaginative escape into enthralling new lands, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott's first young adult novel weaves an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege. Jessamy's life is a balance between acting like an upper-class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But away from her family she can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best contenders. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between two Fives competitors--one of mixed race and the other a Patron boy--causes heads to turn. When Kal's powerful, scheming uncle tears Jes's family apart, she'll have to test her new friend's loyalty and risk the vengeance of a royal clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.