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A wish upon a star transports the luckless-in-love Jessica Blakely back in time to the 13th century. But her desire for a fair and gallant knight yields the fearsome Richard De Galtres. And it will take her tender touch--and stubborn will--to pierce his armor-clad heart.
More Love Tactics picks up where best-seller Love Tactics leaves off. Based upon the overwhelming response to their first book, authors Thomas McKnight and Robert Phillips provide a host of new, imaginative, and effective strategies to help you win the one you want-or even the one you've lost. More Love Tactics is divided into three parts, each of which offers many practical ways to reach your goal. Part One first focuses on being the one you want. Are you ready to meet that special someone? The suggestions in Part One will help you get ready. Part One then tells you how to find the one you want-where to look, what to join, and how to make that crucial first move. Part Two, which centers on winning the one you want, presents the tactics needed to get the one you like to like you back. Part Three tells you how to win back the one you've lost. In this section, you'll find terrific ways to rekindle, revive, or retrieve that special past romance. Each love tactic in More Love Tactics is a proven winner. Each can provide you with that all-important psychological edge. Isn't it time for you to win at love? With More Love Tactics in hand, you've just tipped the scales in your favor.
A man with a missionA Cajun cowboy with a pistol, a cell phone-and a bloodhound who's scared of cows? What's wrong with this picture? In fact, the cowboy's more than a cowboy. Adam Dubois is an undercover detective who's come to the high country to protect an endangered species. His mission: catch a mysterious lynx poacher.A woman with a secretTess Tankersly has a saddlebag of frozen chickens and two hungry cats to feed. But if she's caught aiding and abetting lynx, her family and friends-cattlemen all-will see her as a traitor. She's walking a fine line between her passion for protecting wildcats and her loyalty to the people she loves.What happens when Tess and Adam meet?The sparks fly, that's what! Despite her secret and his disguise, those sparks of attraction catch. Some fires are meant to burn....
It seems that every boy Linda Berman likes wants to be with someone else. And Linda is not interested in the boys that like her! It's hard to learn all the rules for meeting, dating and breaking up, but this year Linda and her friends are getting a lot of practice....
In her most captivating novel to date, Mary Balogh, the premier writer of Regency-era romantic fiction, invites you into a world of scandal and seduction, of glittering high society and startling intrigue, as an arrogant duke does the unthinkable-- he falls in love with his mistress.More Than a MistressHe is bad-tempered, reckless, a man superior in his abilities to charm and delight women. The greatest matrimonial prize in all of Christendom, he is the scandalous Duke of Tresham. When a young woman interferes in his Hyde Park duel, causing him to get shot, he hires her as his nurse, vowing that she will share his misery during his convalescence. Far too bold for her own good, Jane Ingleby is the kind of woman a man might find beautiful were it not for her impudence. She questions the duke's every move, scolds his bad manners, breaches his secrets, and touches his soul. When Tresham offers to set Jane up in his London town house, love is the last thing on his mind. And hers. Trying to pretend it is strictly business, an arrangement she must accept in order to conceal a dangerous secret, Jane suspects there is nothing more perilous than being the lover of such a man. Yet as she gets past his devilish facade and sees the noble heart within, she discovers the greatest jeopardy of all--a passion that drives her to risk everything on one perfect month with the improper gentleman who thinks love is for fools. Hailed by critics as "sensual," "unforgettable," "a matchless storyteller,"* Mary Balogh has captured the hearts of readers with her novels of breathtaking romance. In More than a Mistress she dazzles us once again with a love story that sizzles with wit and sensuality--a rare gem of wondrous storytelling that holds readers enthralled from first page to last. *Romantic TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.
When Charlie Montgomery, a handsome soldier, declares his love for Blythe Bonniwell, she realizes she should be offended. But she isn't - in fact, she's honored! Blythe returns Charlie's love, and promises to remain faithful to him while he is away at war. Though thrilled at Blythe's response, Charlie knows all too well that the special mission he has been assigned to means that he is facing almost-certain death. He can offer Blythe little hope for his return, or for their future happiness. Yet, in the midst of fear and peril, Charlie and Blythe find a source of strength and peace that will keep them united forever.
Iowa, 1958. Nelda Hanson, a successful young designer in Chicago, has come home to sell the family farm. Here, just eight years ago, she was a pregnant teenage bride, torn from the arms of her new husband minutes after the ceremony. Nelda wouldn't see him again, not even after she bore his child. Now suddenly-and dangerously- Lute Hanson is back in her life. The thin, blue-eyed boy with the shy smile has become a rugged and handsome, yet distant and angry man. He's someone who has reason to hate her. But all Nelda can hate is her own weakness in loving him, as if she could have ever stopped, as if all the hurt over so much time could not return to consume them both. ...
From bed to baby to...bliss? A chance encounter. A steamy night together. That's all Rhys Walker signs on for when Charlotte "Charlie" Long sashays across his path. Sure, maybe he catches a glimpse of forever in her eyes. But the brush-off note the gorgeous brunette leaves the next morning says it all, doesn't it? Time to move on.Rhys never expects that moving on actually means reconnecting with Charlie. Or that her big news changes everything. Becoming a father now, under these circumstances, never factored into his plans. Yet he's not as upset as he thought. Because now he has the opportunity to explore that glimpse of forever...and turn it into reality.
When billionaire Lucius Devlin inherits his best friend's child, he needs a wife. Preferably one who fulfills his every need. So he checks out the Pretorius Program, since it had once found him the perfect assistant....Angie Colter can't understand who wouldn't want to spend time with the sexy, caring and utterly compelling Lucius and darling baby Mikey. Then she discovers his goal. With a few tweaks to the program-and to her appearance-Angie will be the perfect wife! But what if Lucius finds out the truth about his nearly perfect fiancée?
Sometimes what we have is not enough. She doesn't know his name and he doesn't know hers, but they just might be perfect for each other. Alexander Velazquez, an ambitious lawyer from a working-class neighborhood, and Evelyn Sinclair, a daughter of privilege trying to make it on her own, are strangers living parallel yet very different lives. Alex finds himself deeply entrenched in the life of an unredeemable client, and Evelyn realizes she's committed herself to a company with questionable ethics. They are both brokenhearted workaholics constantly trying to keep up with the demands of family and friends. What they both want is to find meaning in their lives; what they're doing is looking in the wrong directions. As they watch each other through their office windows, all they can do is wonder about what might happen if they took a chance on the stranger across the street.
New York Times bestselling author Nan Rossiter weaves a poignant, empowering novel in which three sisters gather to celebrate their mother's life--and find new inspiration for living their own. . . Losing her father on the night she was born could have torn Beryl Graham's family apart. Instead, it knitted them together. Under their mother's steady guidance, Beryl and her older sisters, Isak and Rumer, shared a childhood filled with happiness. But now Mia Graham has passed away after battling Alzheimer's, and her three daughters return to their New Hampshire home to say goodbye. Swept up in memories and funeral preparations, the sisters catch up on each other's lives. Rumer and Isak have both known recent heartache, while Beryl has given up hope of marriage. But surprising revelations abound, especially when they uncover Mia's handwritten memoir. In it are secrets they never guessed at--clandestine romance, passionate dreams, joy and guilt. And as Beryl, Rumer, and Isak face a future without her, they realize it's never too late to heed a mother's lessons--about taking chances, keeping faith, and loving in spite of the risks. . . "Nostalgic and tender. . . summons the pain of loss, the balm of sisterhood, and the unbreakable bonds of family that help us survive both. " --Marie Bostwick, New York Times bestselling author Praise for the novels of Nan Rossiter"Eloquent and surprising. . . I love this story of faith, love, and the lasting bonds of family. " --Ann Leary, author of Outtakes from a Marriage on The Gin & Chowder Club"An intimate portrayal of a family in crisis, with good character development and a bucolic setting. " -Publishers Weekly on Words Get in the Way
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! Tucked away in the rolling Tennessee countryside is the charming community of Watervalley, whose inhabitants are quirky and captivating and more surprising than you might expect... As an ambitious young doctor with a penchant for research, Luke Bradford never wanted to set up practice in a remote rural town. But to pay back his student loans and to fulfill a promise from his past, he heads for Watervalley, Tennessee-and immediately stumbles into one disaster after another. Will he be labeled the town idiot before he's even introduced as the new doctor? Very quickly he faces some big challenges-from resuscitating a three-hundred-pound farmer who goes into cardiac arrest to not getting shot by a local misanthrope for trespassing. He expects the people of Watervalley to be simple, but finds his relationships with them are complicated, whether he's interacting with his bossy but devout housekeeper, the attractive schoolteacher he consistently alienates, or the mysterious kid next door who climbs trees while wearing a bike helmet. When a baffling flu epidemic hits Watervalley, Luke faces his ultimate test. Whether the community embraces him or not, it's his responsibility to save them. And he'll soon discover that while living in a small town may not be what he wants, it may be just what he needs... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED For stories, recipes, and anecdotes from your favorite Watervalley characters, visit watervalleybooks. com. .
Diet was a four-letter word. But then again, so was Rafe, as in Rafe Webber, the hard-edged playboy - and culinary wizard - whod suddenly invaded Mollys week in paradise. A week in which this small-town girl had vowed to reinvent herself. But with every sexually charged minute of their acquaintance, Mollys hunger turned into something else altogether. . . . From the boardroom to the kitchen, Rafe was always in control. But when he found himself stranded with the delectable Molly Dewhurst, his self-control disappeared. Molly refused to believe that his intentions were true, and Rafe was determined to show her that she was every inch the woman for him!
After four long years, during which Felicity has believed her husband to be dead, a miracle has happened -- Morgan is alive! Fliss's love for him had consumed her, but life has had to move on. She is now on the verge of becoming engaged to another man ...
MORGAN'S RESCUEMercenary Culver Laclan must work with old flame Pilar Martinez to rescue his kidnapped commander from the Peruvian jungle. And though he tries to ignore the past, Culver can't deny the love that still sizzles between them.MORGAN'S MARRIAGEAt last Morgan Trayhern and his wife, Laura, are safe, but Morgan's memory has been stolen. Now comes the painful realization that they must rebuild their life together and heal their shattered emotions before they can reawaken the passion of their marriage vows.
Legendary commander Morgan Trayhern and his family are in danger, and only his team of fearless men and women can save them.MORGAN'SWIFEMorgan Trayhern and his wife are kidnapped, and rugged marine Jim Woodward springs into action, saddled with brand-new partner Pepper Sinclair. But can they rescue their leader before they both lose their hearts?MORGAN'S SONSabra Jacobs faces her most dangerous assignment when she's sent to rescue Morgan's only son, Jason. But the mission quickly becomes more than she bargained for when mercenary Craig Talbot joins her team.
It's been a year since the death of Ms. Essie Mae Richardson, the elderly pillar of the Braxton Parks community. Before her untimely demise, Essie's prayers brought redemption to many of her neighborhood's problems; but now the impact of her death and the unfinished business that it left behind is threatening to unravel all that she prayed so hard for God to mend. While Colin Stephens still enjoys a blissful marriage to his wife, Angel, unbeknownst to him, she is wrestling with the guilt and regret of never saying goodbye to the woman she loved like a mother. And while their guards are down, a voice from Ms. Essie's past steps in and threatens to steal the security that the Stephenses have taken for granted. To Jennifer's relief, her fifteen-year-old son, Jerrod, was saved from gang-related activities by Ms. Essie's love and guidance. But now, just when it seems that the teenager is on a winning track, he's blindsided by more trouble than the streets could have ever offered. Through prayers and patience, Elaine Demps gained her husband's forgiveness for her infidelities, but after more than a year, she can't understand why he still hasn't moved back into the bedroom with her. Love tells her to give him more time, but loneliness pushes her back to the mindset that sent her searching for love in all the wrong places. Ms. Essie taught them that everything happens according to God's perfect timing, but to those left behind, it seems that the timing of Ms. Essie's death was all too soon. How will they keep from falling apart without the glue that held them together?
"You cannot be allowed to go on ruining lives simply because that body of yours drives men insane!" Cesar DeSanquez was right about Annie's beauty: it had made her into an international supermodel. But the only life about to be ruined was Annie's--by Cesar! In reality, she was a shy virgin, but Cesar preferred to believe in her glossy image. He passionately believed that she had torn apart his family in the space of a night. And now, in the cold light of dawn, he wanted his revenge!
A shy Louisiana librarian fears she'll always be alone, so she answers an ad for a wife from a rancher in Montana.
Ruth Berger tries to escape Vienna with her Jewish-Austrian family before the Nazis arrive, but the plan goes wrong. Ruth meets British college professor Quin Sommerville. They agree to a marriage of convenience, to be annulled as soon as they return to safety, but dissolving the marriage proves to be more difficult than either of them thought.
When x-con Will is releaced from jail, he responds to a newspaper add written by Elly, a woman looking for a husband. She has the reputation of being crazy, but maybe they both are... for each other!
Born with second sight, Loni McEwen has vowed to ignore the visions that have brought her so much heartbreak. Then she meets Clint Harrigan and realizes she has no choice but to warn the handsome cowboy that his son is in danger. A hard-working no-nonsense rancher Clint Harrigan doesn't believe the pretty stranger - especially since he doesn't even have a son! But then he sees Loni's predictions unfolding on the local news - an orphaned boy lost in the dense Oregon wilderness. Loni and Clint rush to the woods to help in the search for the lost boy. And as long nights follow exhausting days their feelings for each other grow stronger and what began as a race against time becomes a shared journey of trust understanding and unexpected love.
Born with second sight, Loni MacEwen has vowed to ignore the visions that have brought her so much heartbreak. Then she meets Clint Harrigan and realizes she must warn him about his son. Clint doesn't believe her, especially since he doesn't have a son, but he sees the drama that Loni predicted unfolding in the local news.
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