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This is the first in a series of mystery novels, based on the TV show, "Murder, She Wrote", and its heroine, Jessica Fletcher. Jessica travels to New York to publicize her latest book and do some Christmas shopping, but her witnessing of the murder of a sidewalk Santa changes everything.
Celebrity mystery writer Jessica Fletcher is riding out Schoolman College's first tornado in over sixty years. As a visiting professor, she is there to teach a creative writing class. But after two men choose to brave the tornado rather than take shelter and one of them is found dead-Jessica wonders if her darkest suspicions are strictly academic.
New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers two reader-favorite tales of cowboys on the range!THE FOUNDING FATHERDiscover how legends were made when Jacobsville founding father Big John Jacobs weds the daughter of a prosperous railroad tycoon. Will passion blaze when the fortune-seeking Long, Tall Texan brands his sweetly unassuming wife with his soul-searing kisses?JUSTINJustin Ballenger was jilted by Shelby Jacobs, privileged daughter of the Jacobsville fortune, for a wealthy playboy. After six resentful years, Shelby returned, penniless and alone. It was Justin's turn to sneer, but honor wouldn't allow it. He was sure he could never trust her again, but that old flame burned hotter than a three-alarm brush fire-and Shelby had a secret that only fanned the flames.
Available as an ebook for the very first time! NAVY BLUES, the second in Debbie Macomber's popular series of Navy romances. She needed just one night with him... Despite her ex-husband's stubbornness, Carol Kyle knew he'd be the perfect man to father the child she so desperately wanted. Yet she also realized that this strong, honorable man would never allow his child to be raised without a father. So Carol needed to plot, to plan, to maneuver, to seduce Steve into her bed one last time... And then once more. Still, the passion when they were together had never been the problem; it was the absences that tore them apart. Had they grown enough to risk trying again--especially when Carol's plan seemed about to work?
Recapture the mystery and magic of Lady Julia Gray with book 3 in Deanna Raybourn's fan-favorite series In Grimsgrave Hall, enigmatic Nicholas Brisbane has inherited a ruined estate, replete with uncanny tenants and one unwanted houseguest: Lady Julia Grey Despite his admonitions to stay away, Lady Julia arrives in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote and maddeningly attractive as ever. Cloistered together, they share the moldering house with the proud but impoverished remnants of an ancient family: the sort that keeps their bloodline pure and their secrets close. Lady Allenby and her daughters, dependent upon Brisbane and devastated by their fall in society, seem adrift on the moor winds, powerless to change their fortunes. But poison does not discriminate between classes... A mystery unfolds from the rotten heart of Grimsgrave, one Lady Julia may have to solve alone, as Brisbane appears inextricably tangled in its heinous twists and turns. But blood will out, and before spring touches the craggy northern landscape, Lady Julia will have uncovered a Gypsy witch, a dark rider and a long-buried legacy of malevolence and evil.
Recapture the mystery and magic of Lady Julia Gray with book 2 in Deanna Raybourn's fan-favorite seriesFresh from a six-month sojourn in Italy, Lady Julia returns home to Sussex to find her father's estate crowded with family and friends. Much to her surprise, the one man she had hoped to forget--the enigmatic and compelling Nicholas Brisbane--is among her father's houseguests...and he is not alone. Not to be outdone, Julia shows him that two can play at flirtation and promptly introduces him to her devoted, younger, titled Italian count.But the homecoming celebrations quickly take a ghastly turn when one of the guests is found brutally murdered in the chapel. Lady Julia resumes her unlikely and deliciously intriguing partnership with Nicholas Brisbane, setting out to unravel a tangle of deceit before the killer can strike again.
Return to the beginning of Deanna Raybourn's adored Lady Julia Grey's series, and be carried off by adventure..."Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. "These ominous words are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests.Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that Sir Edward has been murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers the damning paper for herself, and realizes the truth. Determined to bring her husband's murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.
The Ride Of His Life...Four Years Late Mimi Cannady had no regrets. Spending that night with the cowboy had been the right thing to do--their beautiful daughter was living proof. And since the word commitment used to make Mason Jefferson buck like a bronc, marrying another man the very next day was a good idea, too. But now it's time for the truth. ... When the sheriff from Malfunction Junction finds out he's a father, he's delighted. Naturally, Mason assumes claiming his daughter means claiming her mother, and he'll finally get the only woman he's ever wanted. However, Mason soon discovers he's got it wrong. No cowgirl worth her salt would allow a man to simply waltz right in and take over. He'll just have to hang on to his hat-- until Mason woos Mimi the way he should have all along. ...
Do You Believe In Magic? He may be a grown man, but daredevil Last Jefferson is running away from home. Yet in escaping his own family, he runs right smack into another! Esme Hastings casts a spell under the big top as sexy magician Poppy Peabody--but being mom to her orphaned niece and nephew is her most important job. Unfortunately, convincing a judge she can provide a stable home will take more than a wave of her magic wand. Before Last takes off halfway around the world, he brings Esme and the kids back to the Malfunction Junction ranch in Texas. There's room to spare and they need to settle down, but Last can't stay. Sure, he and Esme have fun together, but it could never work. Besides, this cowboy isn't ready to be a family man. Right?
Artist, rancher, bull rider, Crockett Jefferson has always been a man of strong passions. So when he finds himself thinking passionately about the one woman he shouldn't--Valentine Cakes, the mother of his brother's child--this sensitive cowboy knows he's in trouble. Valentine has no idea of how Crockett feels about her, but she does think the handsome cowboy is sexier than any man has a right to be. Of course, she isn't about to let on--trying to win Crockett would confirm everything the Jefferson men once thought about her: That she was a gold digger after a wealthy cowboy. Crockett and Valentine are sitting on a powder keg--and it'll take only one sweet kiss for the whole thing to explode!
The Greatest AdventureWhen Holly Henshaw, wedding planner extraordinaire, left her no-good fiancé at the altar, she decided then and there: no more true love. Adventure, excitement, freedom-that's what she wanted. She'd change her business, change her life...and if she was lucky, she'd kiss a cowboy along the way.That's when she flagged down Bandera Jefferson, a long, tall Texan offering her a ride into the sunset. Ornery, possessive and handsome as the dickens, he was making wild-at-heart Holly think she just might like belonging to Bandera.
She'd come to Texas for two things: a real cowboy and a baby...And her email buddy, Archer Jefferson, fit the bill. From his jeans to his hat to his crooked smile the man was more cowboy than Australian stuntwoman Clove Penmire had bargained for-perfect for helping a friend make one little baby.And Clove refused to let her lack of glamour-or the odd twist of her heart when she saw Archer-interfere with her baby-making mission. She'd be the one to love 'em and leave 'em this time...until a makeover and one night with Archer changed all her plans!
All Detective Judd Hanna was looking for was a few days of peace and solitude, away from the dark shadows of big-city crime. But in a little town in the Wyoming high country, he found something more, much more-a woman who made him dream, for the first time in years, of a life filled with love and laughter.... But even here, peace was hard to find. For Charlotte "Charlie" Franklin-a strong but gentle woman who was raising an adorable little girl alone-was in mortal danger. And before Judd could hope for a future with her, he had to make sure she lived to see tomorrow....
She sold the Zagorakis diamond...but he'll buy her back!A bright red, sleek Ferrari in the English village of Little Molting was always going to create a sti--but for schoolteacher Kelly it only means one thing. Her ex, Alekos Zagorakis, has stormed back into her life the way he left it: completely on his own terms.Four years ago Kelly stood, bouquet in hand, realizing that her gorgeous Greek groom wasn't walking down the aisle to meet her. Now he's come back to claim what's rightfully his--and that includes one night with Kelly...with a nine-month consequence!
With her family business in crisis, Polly Prince does her best to keep calm and carry on. But hard work alone can't save her London company from a takeover by the infamously ruthless Damon Doukakis... or her traitorous body from the lethal sensuality of her boss! As his new apprentice, Polly accompanies Damon to Paris to negotiate the most challenging business deal of her life! Worse still, Polly must at all costs resist Damon in the most dangerously romantic city in the world.
He's scarred, sexy, and unashamedly Sicilian...Silvio Brianza dragged himself up from the slums and has the scars to show it! But no amount of money can heal the invisible scars that run deep. Scars that threaten to surface when, driven by guilt and pent-up desire, he finally tracks down Jessie.She's defiant, desirable, and utterly disobedient...By day, Jessie scrapes her living scrubbing floors but by night she finds her freedom singing in nightclubs. When Silvio sweeps back into her life and offers her an escape, Jessie knows that no amount of diamonds and designer dresses will make her forget their past. She is a survivor and now she must fight her attraction to him, or risk her heart... all over again!
Ex-rodeo rider JD Gonzalez may be a poor Texas rancher, but he's not dumb. He knows that money can't buy love. So when Josephine Delaney arrives in Brandt's Corner and announces that her motherless nephew would be better off with her rich family in Chicago than on his father's run-down spread, no way will he relinquish custody of his son.Josephine has seriously underestimated the opposition. JD isn't a daddy because he has to be. He's a daddy because he wants to be-a daddy by choice. He'll never surrender his little boy.Soon there's something else JD won't surrender-Josephine Delaney herself!
Sought-after bachelor Linc Mastermann is used to women falling at his feet. But past experience has taught this handsome sheep baron that women aren't to be trusted. Daniela Adami has come to beautiful Briar's Ridge to escape from her life in London. She's been hurt and her heart is guarded, but when Linc strides into her world he turns it upside down. . . . Linc only wants to marry to produce heirs to his fortune. He isn't interested in falling in love. Or so he thinks. . . .
A Cowboy For Christmas?Hank Ledbetter's bachelor status was downright legendary in the state of Colorado. And with every member of his family finding true love-three weddings in one year!-Hank was the lone holdout on the Lazy L cattle and dude ranch. Then city slicker Andrea Jacobs arrived for the holidays....Andrea brought a whopper of a secret with her, and wasn't looking to get involved with anyone. Yet surrounded by her newly wedded friends and sharing the Ledbetters' holiday cheer, she began to wonder if she, too, could be a part of a family...and maybe rope herself a cowboy husband for Christmas!
Two fan-favorite western romances in one volume by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joan Johnston.The Cowboy Takes a WifeDesiree Parrish had two weeks to find a man strong enough to protect her from her abusive ex-husband. She'd never forgotten Carter Prescott's kindness to her, many years ago, but could she trust him to keep her and her daughter safe now? Though she was offering him a marriage in name only, Carter had one nonnegotiable condition-Desiree would have to share his name and his bed!The Unforgiving BrideFrom the moment rancher Falcon Whitelaw first saw Mara Ainsworth, she was the woman of his dreams-but she belonged to someone else. Then a tragic accident left her widowed-and she blamed Falcon. Now Mara has come to him for help. It seems marrying him is the only way to save her daughter's life. Now that he's got her just where he wants her, can Falcon convince Mara to forgive him and make this a marriage for real?
RIGHT PLACE, WRONG BROTHER At fourteen, Jessica Kellerman was madly in love with Evan Dryden, one of the boys next door, much to the amusement of both their families. Now, ten years later, she's about to start working for the Dryden brothers, Evan and Damian. But no one will let her forget her girlish crush, and Jessica finds it frustrating in the extreme. Because she's in love with a Dryden, all right-Damian, not Evan. And this time she knows it's not puppy love, it's the real thing. How is she supposed to convince Damian of her true feelings when he's still trying to push her toward his brother? BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Mother To Be by New York Times bestselling author Tanya Michaels Delia Carlisle can't believe she's pregnant at forty-three. Yet while she's shocked and anxious, Alexander DiRossi is elated. Can he convince Delia that they will be a happy family?
Louisa Howarth enjoyed her job as a doctor's receptionist-until Dr. Thomas Gifford appeared on the scene. She found Thomas aloof and demanding, but incredibly attractive. So when Louisa discovered he was engaged to the totally unsuitable Helena, she decided it was her duty to stop Thomas from making a terrible mistake. But Louisa hadn't counted on her growing feelings for Thomas, or on the possibility that it wasn't Helena he wanted to marry after all!
Was Isobel Herriot a marriage-breaker? Patrick Shannon's sister certainly believed her husband was having a torrid affair with Isobel. But when Patrick paid a visit to Isobel's Cotswold craft shop he couldn't be so sure.How could he reconcile the fact that someone so reserved could also be promiscuous? Or that someone who played down her generous curves could also arouse him to uncontrollable passion?Patrick wasn't interested in a relationship that he couldn't control, but Isobel was beginning to torment him in the wickedest of ways....