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Nothing is more rewarding than bringing a new life into the world. Share the joy with the dedicated staff of The Birth Place and the women who choose to have their babies here.Pediatrician Joanna Weston's looking forward to caring for the infants at The Birth Place. But one of her first patients is a baby girl-not born at the birth center, but abandoned on the porch of the ranch next door. Joanna is outraged when she finds out her handsome neighbor is the child's deadbeat dad. Until she sees the tender concern he shows the daughter he didn't know he had. The daughter he'll now do anything to keep.
A TEN BEACH ROAD NOVELLAThe USA Today bestselling Wendy Wax entranced audiences with Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach. Now, the ladies of Bella Flora are back in an all-new holiday novella.When Madeline Singer, Avery Lawford, and Nicole Grant first gained ownership of Ten Beach Road, they didn't realize that remodeling the house would not only bind their fates together but give them a second chance at rebuilding their lives.Now they're gathering at the newly sold Bella Flora for one last Christmas. Kyra, Madeline's daughter, is hoping to get a brief respite from the paparazzi that constantly hounds her and the son she had with famous actor Daniel Deranian. But when a string of bad news threatens to disrupt her happy holidays, Bella Flora's sanctuary may be threatened for all of the women who call it home...
A TEN BEACH ROAD NOVELLA Wendy Wax entranced audiences with Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach. Now, the ladies of Bella Flora are back in an all-new holiday novella. When Madeline Singer, Avery Lawford, and Nicole Grant first gained ownership of Ten Beach Road, they didn't realize that remodeling the house would not only bind their fates together but give them a second chance at rebuilding their lives. Now they're gathering at the newly sold Bella Flora for one last Christmas. Kyra, Madeline's daughter, is hoping to get a brief respite from the paparazzi that constantly hounds her and the son she had with famous actor Daniel Deranian. But when a string of bad news threatens to disrupt her happy holidays, Bella Flora's sanctuary may be threatened for all of the women who call it home...
Holly and the brooding new Earl of Castle Craigie... Angus Stuart is more used to managing boardrooms than castles, but when his father dies he finds himself thrust into an unfamiliar world. Returning home, he intends to sell the estate as quickly as possible. However, with Christmas around the corner, fate has other plans.... Showing up on his doorstep, Australian chef Holly McIntosh is bursting with festive cheer. But she's desperate for a job, and she's not taking no for an answer! Not usually one for taking a risk, Angus offers her a temporary position. But if anyone can melt this brooding earl's heart this winter, it's Holly!
More family for Christmas? Scott Walker doesn't have time for a relationship. The sexy mechanic has career ambitions, not to mention a mother and three sisters to take care of. The last thing he needs is Carrie Jameson, the beauty he never forgot, arriving in Templeton Cove over the holidays with some unexpected news. Scott still finds Carrie irresistible, and he's not one to shirk responsibility. Scott's issues with his own dad make the prospect of parenthood a minefield. But if he and Carrie can overcome their fears, this Christmas could bring them the best gift of all.
THE WEREWOLF'S SERVANTThorncliff Towers is done up for Christmas, secure against wind and wolves. But Karina Petri is shut out, too, and the gypsy witch wants what's inside. She envies the gifts, the feast, the pretty clothes, of course. But her true desire is for the love of Constantin Stoica. Her smolderingly handsome childhood friend agreed to serve Lord Draven after his brother was caught stealing last year. He suspects Karina was involved--and it would take more magic than she possesses to make him forgive. . . Constantin has always been drawn to Karina's dark curls, flashing eyes, and reckless ways. But trusting her has proven dangerous before, and this night holds more to fear than most. The wrong decisions could cost him his job, his safety--even his life. But letting Karina go could cost him his heart. . . Praise for Beauty and the Wolf"Dynamic and sensual, paranormal readers will gobble up this sexy read. " --Donna Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight's Warrior"Beauty and the Wolf is a deliciously dark retelling of the classic tale that will make you fall in love all over again. " --Erin Quinn, author of The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love19,200 Words
THE WEREWOLF'S SERVANTThorncliff Towers is done up for Christmas, secure against wind and wolves. But Karina Petri is shut out, too, and the gypsy witch wants what's inside. She envies the gifts, the feast, the pretty clothes, of course. But her true desire is for the love of Constantin Stoica. Her smolderingly handsome childhood friend agreed to serve Lord Draven after his brother was caught stealing last year. He suspects Karina was involved--and it would take more magic than she possesses to make him forgive...Constantin has always been drawn to Karina's dark curls, flashing eyes, and reckless ways. But trusting her has proven dangerous before, and this night holds more to fear than most. The wrong decisions could cost him his job, his safety--even his life. But letting Karina go could cost him his heart...Praise for Beauty and the Wolf"Dynamic and sensual, paranormal readers will gobble up this sexy read." --Donna Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight's Warrior"Beauty and the Wolf is a deliciously dark retelling of the classic tale that will make you fall in love all over again." --Erin Quinn, author of The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love19,200 Words
A holiday rescue at Thunder Horse ranch En route to investigate an illegal crossing, Border Patrol agent Dante Thunder Horse's helicopter goes down in a fiery blaze. He makes it out of the wreckage-just barely-and tackles his assailant to the ground. Paleontologist Emma Jennings is no killer-but she's now in the crosshairs of one. Sworn to protect the woman who saved him, Dante needs to find out who shot him down and why. When Emma accompanies Dante back to his Badlands ranch, where a vengeful enemy threatens his family and their proud heritage, she's in even more danger...of falling for the brave Lakota pilot. But can there be a future with a man haunted by the past?
What do you do when the man you pledged your life to breaks your heart and shatters your dreams? You pack your bags and travel the big, wide world to find your destiny--and your true love . . .Ten years ago, a young and naïve Cassie married her first serious boyfriend, believing he would be with her forever. Now her marriage is in tatters and Cassie has no career or home of her own. Though she feels betrayed and confused, Cassie isn't giving up. She's going to take control of her life. But first she has to find out where she belongs . . . and who she wants to be.Over the course of one year, Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with her best friends living in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris, and London. Exchanging comfort food and mousy hair for a low-carb diet and a gorgeous new look, Cassie tries each city on for size as she searches for the life she's meant to have . . . and the man she's meant to love.o love.
It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator "Hutch" Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home . . .. . . only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious- looking stranger who's taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn't easy--he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well.Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret--she's really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he'd do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle--but what price will they pay?
The pretty Cheshire village of Willowmere sparkles under its blanket of snow as Christmas approaches. And there's an early surprise for local practice nurse Anna Bartlett, when gorgeous Dr Glenn Hamilton comes back into her life!
"ALL THAT YOU LOVE WILL DIE. . . " The landmark Drake House had seen its share of tragedy with two deaths in the past six months. Deaths. . . or murders? Marie Leonard vowed to find out after her father, Brandon Drake's faithful butler, was found dead weeks before Christmas. Returning to Jenkins Cove brought back painful memories of her father and of Brandon--the man she'd loved and lost a decade ago. But now the widowed Brandon was dark and brooding, and the house whispered of hidden secrets and eerie threats, which Marie had no choice but to ignore. She wanted the man she'd never stopped loving--and she wanted to catch a killer.
Twin sisters! Two babies. Double the trouble...and twice the joy! Especially at Christmas... When Danni Ferris keeps her appointment with a client she barely knows, the last thing she expects him to do is take her into his arms and kiss her passionately. But that's exactly what happens. There can only be one explanation-Danni's twin sister, Kristine! In Christmas Babies, Ellen James explores the relationship between identical sisters-a relationship that is stretched to the limit when Bryan McKay comes into their lives.
Keep warm on cold Christmas nights with these passionate secretbaby stories by Harlequin Presents USA Today bestselling authors! Dr. Carlisle's Child by Carol Marinelli Dr. Seb Carlisle really shouldn't get involved with Dr. Lucinda Chambers. They work together and Seb is a single father to a five-year-old! But a weekend alone in Queensland is more temptation than they can handle. Six weeks later, Lucinda must tell Seb he's going to be a father again! The Boss's Christmas Baby by Trish Morey Tegan Fielding is supposed to be masquerading as her twin, not sleeping with her sister's boss! But James Maverick is too sexy to resist. How will James react when he finds his convenient mistress is expecting a special, seasonal delivery? The Christmas Love-Child by Jennie Lucas When unworldly secretary Grace learns that Prince Maksim Rostov took her innocence in exchange for a business deal, she flees brokenhearted. But when Maksim discovers Grace's pregnancy secret, the ruthless Russian takes her captive in his guarded mansion in snowy Moscow!
What Child Is This? The infant, carefully swaddled in a pink blanket, is oblivious to the fact that she's been abandoned in Nora Saunders's woodshed. She's also unconcerned about the blizzard raging outside of the fact that Nora knows nothing about babies and a crash course in baby-sitting is a far cry from the quiet Christmas Nora had planned when she rented the isolated cabin from its attractive owner, Sheriff Daniel Langford. All she'd wanted was to escape the Christmas "hoopla" of the big city and her own bleak childhood memories of the holiday.But the baby and Dan make an irresistible team. Together, they give Nora the strength to face the old hurts and buried secrets she and Dan uncover as they search for the truth about the little girl. And suddenly Christmas takes on new meaning....
It was a single guy's dream. Brian Kincaid's job took him all over the world and he got to sample women the way other people sampled exotic cuisines. Until DNA tests and a ten-month-old orphan turned him into the diaper-toting dad he'd never planned on being. Luckily, Faith McClain was perfect for the job of nanny. With her in charge, Brian could go back to being the freewheeling bachelor, no strings attached. Except he wasn't at all sure that the perfect nanny was what he wanted. Maybe this Christmas he wanted a lover and a wife to go with that baby under the tree?
The secret to mend their marriage With an aching heart, Emily Watson knows her marriage is in trouble. She wants it to work more than anything in the world, so walking away from Cole is the hardest thing she'll ever do. But one last night together is set to change her life and her marriage forever.... Needing time to think, Emily returns to the one place that always feels like home: the Gingerbread Inn. It is the perfect setting to work out what to do with her little secret. And when Cole finds her, and her growing bump, he realizes that this Christmas, some things are worth fighting for....
Will amnesia offer a second chance for this couple and their baby? Find out, only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann. After a car accident, Alaina Rutger can't remember her husband or their newly adopted baby. But her amnesia also means she's forgotten the disaster they made of their marriage. Her husband, Porter, knows he's made mistakes. Now he'll do whatever it takes to rebuild the family he nearly lost-even keep their near-divorce from his wife. This Christmas he'll convince Alaina to stay. But will a secret she's kept for years resurface and put them to the ultimate test? Enjoy a special Texas Cattleman's Club: Lies and Lullabies bonus prequel short story from Janice Maynard Reclaimed by the Rancher
They had both longed for a child. That was enough for Peta and Liam to decide to get married. Love would never have to enter the equation. But one year later, Peta is devastated to realize that she's fallen in love with her husband, despite their agreement. There's also still no sign of their much-wanted child, and the heartbreaking reason for that is threatening to tear them apart. Then, just before Christmas, a baby girl is abandoned on their doorstep. . . .
That summer-more than ten years ago, while they were still in high school-Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton fell secretly in love. Secretly because their mothers had been locked in a bitter feud for decades. But despite the animosity between Sarah McDowell and Mary Sutton, Noelle planned to elope with Thom. Until he jilted her.This Christmas Noelle McDowell is home to celebrate the holidays with her family. (After all, December 25 is also her birthday.) Unfortunately, Noelle's feelings about home-or rather, her hometown of Rose, Oregon-were changed forever the day Thomas Sutton broke her heart.This Christmas the feuding mothers find themselves working together to fill Christmas baskets for charity. What irony! And what an opportunity for reconciliation...if only they could see it.This Christmas Noelle and Thom discover they're still in love. Regardless of their mothers' reactions, they want to be together. Is that possible? Can old rivalries be set aside? Will Sarah's Christmas daughter have a second chance with Mary's charming son?Maybe she will...this Christmas!
They were sisters once--identical quadruplets--given up for adoption at birth. Now each receives a letter advising her to claim her inheritance and the family she never knew. . . at Christmas. Holly feels betrayed when she learns she's adopted, while Carol prays for a loving family. Starr thinks it's all a hoax, and Noelle needs a break from a hopeless situation. There are more surprises in store as each young woman gets just the gift she wants--and needs. You'll be warmed by love in these interwoven tales of the ultimate Christmas gift. . . .
NO WAY OUT The last thing Benjamin Duff needs is to be stranded at his friend Piper Lawrence's bed-and-breakfast with a dangerous intruder. But when he stops to say goodbye before moving across the world, he finds a masked man attacking Piper. Benjamin rushes to save her, crashing his truck and trapping them during a winter storm in the process. With no power or cell phones and time running out before his trip, he'll have to work fast to catch the killer. As they fight for their lives and their feelings for each other grow, Benjamin must decide if he's really willing to leave Piper behind.
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.
"I need a wife. You'll do." Lyndsey couldn't believe the man she'd been fantasizing about for months had actually proposed! It wasn't for real, of course. Sexy P.I. Nate Caldwell was in a jam and his shy secretary was only too happy to oblige. Until she discovered they'd be sleeping together! Did she have to look at him as if he were about to ravish her? Frankly, his pretend wife was hard to resist, especially with one bed between them. Nate was determined to keep his mind on business, even if his body wouldn't take the hint. But Lyndsey was breaking through his go-it-alone act, making him yearn to spend this Christmas -- and every holiday -- with her....
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