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Connor and Cody's Daddy Wish List:1) Must not be too old-like Grandpa.2) Must like 'rithmetic-to help with homework.3) Must like baseball-a lot!Five-year-old twins Connor and Cody Maguire were as mischievous as their red hair and freckles indicated. If their latest scheme worked, they'd finally have the father they'd always wanted and their mom could stop worrying about them. The boys had the perfect candidate picked out: Sheriff Joe Marino. Not only did Joe meet their requirements, but he also liked kissing their mother, Mattie. Eeeew! Now all Connor and Cody had to do was convince their mom that Joe would make a great dad and husband!
She had all her baby plans mapped out. . . . Sam Barclay would father her child, and Corrie Edwards would get the baby she always wanted. It sounded like a good plan. . . until sperm donor Sam decided he wanted to be the daddy fate had once denied him. It was supposed to be strictly a business arrangement. Romance wasn't on Corrie's radar. But the closer they came to conception, the more Sam wanted to make things personal. Could he convince Corrie that, together, they had what it took to create the home and family theybothcraved?
Twelve-year-old Lucie-Marie and her older sister Annie Sharon attempt to deal with the death of their mother in a rodeo accident, while hoping to follow in her footsteps as championship riders.
Caution: Sharp curves ahead! Sam Pirelli likes his women the way he likes his cars: fast and fun. He likes his life of carefree detachment. He likes driving the open road with the wind in his hair. He likes never knowing what is around the next curve-such as the gorgeous blonde with the flat tire-a perfect opportunity to show off his "shining armor"!Practically speaking, straitlaced, responsible Kara Starling is no damsel in distress. She'd come to Clearville to introduce an unwitting Sam to his son-the product of a past romance. Stunned by her intense attraction to him, Kara is both intrigued-and a little concerned. Would she be consigning a child to life with a playboy daddy? Or is Sam's good-time exterior hiding the perfect father-and the man of her dreams?
USA TODAY bestselling author Judy Duarte kicks off her new miniseries, Return to Brighton Valley, with an unforgettable reunion when a single mom returns to her hometown after ten years-and comes face-to-face with the father of her child! When Mallory Dickinson comes home with the son she gave up for adoption at seventeen, she knows she has to face her past. Ten years ago, she fell hard for Rick Martinez. The irresistible Brighton Valley troublemaker with a capital T is now the town's beloved vet. But is he ready to be a father? When Rick finds out Mallory's planning to raise their child-the son he never met-he knows this is their second chance. But how long can he keep his true identity a secret from his son...when every day brings him closer to Mallory and the boy who looks just like him? It's time for this rebel with a cause to prove he's got what it takes to become the family man he's always wanted to be.
Matthew "Ryder" Lyndon has just learned he's the father of a five-year-old girl. A girl who suddenly appears in his life with her mother, Lucie Adams-and Lucie is everything Ryder remembers. Beautiful, sun-washed, a free spirit who made him smile. But she'd trampled his heart with her sudden disappearance six years ago. Coming face-to-face with each other again, both Ryder and Lucie are reminded of what they once shared. Now God has given him an unexpected blessing in their daughter. After all this time, can Ryder find a place for them in his life?
"Are you single?" Sloan Chisholm stared down at the little girl in the roadside café. She and her younger sister were as cute as all get-out. But their mother was a knockout, and Sloan knew he was a goner when he impulsively invited Emily Nelson and her daughters to stay at his Oklahoma ranch....Why had the handsome rancher opened his home to Emily and family without even a reference? He clearly had more than a job in mind when he asked the hardluck widow to cook for him, his grandmother and two brothers. The big surprise was how passionately Emily desired him. In Sloan's arms, she was rediscovering love, and teaching her irresistible host what hearth and home really meant....
From Friends To Lovers To...Parents?Claire DeAngelo's fantasy was the white picket fence and a husband and babies. She thought she'd found it, but now she's getting a divorce. Her ex's behavior is bordering on harassment, so it's lucky Claire runs into her college buddy-now undercover cop-Luke Devlin.Luke can't believe his luck. He's investigating a smuggling ring, and Claire lives in the building he has under surveillance. What better way to keep an eye on the criminals than to move in! When Claire's ex becomes hostile, Luke's protective instincts take over and the attraction between old friends heats up.Back in college, Luke was a carefree playboy. So when Claire discovers she's pregnant, she knows better than to expect Luke to be family material. She's finally getting that white picket fence and a baby...even if there's a piece missing!
By-the-book lawyer Ben Barclay didn't make mistakes--especially not one-night-stand mistakes. So when he learned that his lone reckless act with a beautiful stranger had lasting consequences, he was determined to do the right thing. And that meant marriage. When Sierra Girard learned she was pregnant, she didn't expect Ben to be part of her life. So she was stunned at his insistence that they be husband and wife--if only for the sake of the baby. But even cautious Sierra couldn't deny the smoldering embers of attraction that burned bright. It was a fire that could almost be mistaken for true love. . . .
Recently chosen by Essence magazine, this beloved modern classic tells the poignant story of a spirited young woman's coming of age in -Depression-era Harlem. While 12-year-old Francie Coffin's world and family threaten to fall apart, this remarkable young heroine must call upon her own wit and endurance to survive amidst the treacheries of racism and sexism, poverty and violence. "The novel's greatest achievement lies in the strong sense of black life that it conveys: the vitality and force behind the despair . . . a most -important novel."--New York Times Book Review
This could be the merger of a lifetime The holidays are over, but Allison Caldwell can't stop thinking about the kiss she shared with Nathan Garrett under the mistletoe. The dazzlingly attractive playboy she's secretly crushed on for years isn't just off-limits because he's out of her league; the heir apparent to the Garrett furniture empire is about to be crowned CFO-and the single mother's new boss! One night changed everything for Nathan. And now his executive assistant is strictly hands-off despite their intense physical attraction. Besides, Allison has a son, and Nathan's no family man. Then why is Nathan's head suddenly filled with fantasies of being a father? Perhaps this once-happy bachelor won't be single for long...
Bundles of Joy HIS EXPECTING WIFE? There were holes in the wedding pictures where his face should be, and his wife lived in a separate apartment! Something about Nick Carleton's marriage was wrong. Unfortunately, he had lost his memory and didn't remember what right was. He only knew that beautiful, sexy and very pregnant Emily Carleton was his wife--everyone told him so. But each time Nick tried to stir up the matrimonial passions between them, Emily ran away. If it wasn't for the brief flashes of fire in her eyes when he kissed her, Nick would almost think his wife had never shared a bedroom with him before... Bundles of Joy. Sometimes small packages can lead to the biggest surprises!
A NEWFOUND FAMILY... Suddenly, divorced dad Gabe Lawrence was more than a part-time father.... He and his adorable girls were now a full-time family! Seeking advice on raising his six-year-old twins, he turned to Dr. Sabrina Moore--noted expert on kids. Gabe thought the good doctor's theories were a little off. So to bring her research back to reality, he invited Sabrina to observe his fledgling family and get to know his daughters. But Sabrina was more than Gabe ever expected--her eyes, her smile and the funny thing she did to his heart...where had that come from? He would bet his newfound daddyhood that her research shouldn't include distracting him with her kisses...or making him fall in love with her! Should it?
Lindsay Hunter tells the stories no one else will in ways no one else can. In this down and dirty debut she draws vivid portraits of bad people in worse places. A woman struggles to survive her boyfriend's terror preparations. A wife finds that the key to her sex life lies in her dog's electric collar. Two teenagers violently tip the scales of their friendship. A rising star of the new fast fiction, Hunter bares all before you can blink in her bold, beautiful stories. In this collection of slim southern gothics, she offers an exploration not of the human heart but of the spine; mixing sex, violence and love into a harrowing, head-spinning read.
Hunter Morgan incarcerated bad guys; he didn't cootchie-coo babies. But that was before a sperm bank snafu impregnated a stranger with his progeny. Now duty demanded he do right by Ashley Morgen and be the father fate had once denied him....Ashley refused to share her long-awaited twins with a total stranger, much less agree to wed him! She couldn't risk her already bruised heart-one loveless marriage had been one too many. But she couldn't deny the cherished feeling that overcame her when Hunter moved her under his roof to attend to her every need. And after their first kiss, Ashley couldn't help but hope that the stork would also deliver Hunter's love...
Natalie Greco loves being a teacher, even though she can't keep her students from cruising sex.com during class. She loves her family, too, but her boyfriend fits in better with the football-crazy Grecos than she does. Then a colleague, handsome Angus Holt, talks Nat into teaching a class at a local prison, and her world turns upside down. A violent prison riot breaks out, and Nat rushes to save the life of a mortally wounded guard whose last words are: "Tell my wife it's under the floor." Nat delivers the cryptic message, but before she knows it, she's suspected of murder and hiding from cops and killers alike. She is forced on the run to solve the riddle of the dead man's last words and to save her own life--and find real love.
How far would you go?A little girl waits alone to be picked up after ballet class--until an unmarked car approaches, and she is gone.But this little girl is the daughter of Police Captain Riedwaan Faizal. He is desperate to rescue her, but, suspended from the squad, he finds himself powerless.With nobody on his side, the captain turns to investigative journalist and criminal profiler Dr. Clare Hart, whose documentary about Cape Town's missing young girls has made her a local celebrity. Clare knows that the odds of a child's survival dwindle with each passing minute. She knows that hiding her investigation from the police has its own dangers. But she will do anything to help a heartbroken father ... even if it puts all their lives at risk.Daddy's Girl is a dark and compelling crime story that will thrill fans of Deon Meyer and Tess Gerritsen.
"I THINK ONE OF DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS KILLED HIM. "For the four glamorous daughters of Lord Oswald Balcon, money can buy anything. From Fendi handbags to Ivy League educations, they live in a world of designer labels and unrestricted opulence -- their father's money and aristocratic status, coupled with their dazzling good looks, bought them every opportunity and advantage. They are beautiful, blond, and barely thirty, and the world is their luxury playground. Venetia, the sophisticated interior designer, has booming professional success but is desperate for a child and an escape from a loveless marriage. Camilla, the rising political star, is too brilliant and ambitious for any of her unworthy lovers to handle. Sweet yet savvy Cate is living out her ultimate dream, launching her own magazine, with an all-too-handsome business partner. The baby of the family, Serena, is one of the country's most beautiful actresses, on the cusp of international stardom, but her party-girl lifestyle is bringing about more scandal than success. The girls are the darlings of the London paparazzi, but when Lord Balcon turns up dead, the shadow of suspicion falls on his four daughters. A jealous tyrant, Daddy has tried to bring his daughters down all their lives. These four women -- at the top of their careers in show business, publishing, interior design, and politics -- must face an awful accusation, and each other, as they try to discover the truth that lies beneath the glossy surface of their lives. The facade of the Balcon family hides a web of deceit and betrayal, in which a thirty-year-old secret lurks, threatening to destroy them all. From the sun-drenched beaches of the Caribbean to Manhattan's elite society circuit, from the exclusive fashion houses of Milan to the star-studded streets of Cannes, the Balcon sisters play out their lives in a whirl of glitz and the ultra chic. But as tragedy and danger stalk every one of them, the scene is set for a stunning climax.
NOTHING TO FEAR, DADDY'S HERE... Scandalous, handsome and allegedly dangerous, renegade Sam Rivers was back in town. And gossip sizzled. Heiress Liza Courtland alone knew Sam was no criminal. Still, she trembled under the weight of her own precious secret... Once, Liza had thrilled to Sam's forbidden kisses--and he'd left her with child. Now she vowed to shield her daughter from Sam's empty promises. Yet little Beth flew to Sam like a bee to clover, and Liza herself still craved his love. But would Sam simply romance them and run? Or was this rebel son home to stay...and ready to become a daddy?
"Mom always said my dad is the devil. I never knew she meant it literally!" All Angel's father (a.k.a. the Devil) wants is to be a part of her life. And in return he has the power to give her anything she wants--including popularity and a date with her long-time crush, Cole Daniels. But Angel will only accept him on her terms: get out of the devil business and leave his special powers out of the equation. Is Angel condemning herself to an eternity of lunch at the losers' table? Or can she and Daddy Dearest strike some kind of deal? Download quiz scoring key
Alex Banning anxiously awaited the birth of his male heir to carry on the Texas family ranch. A Banning boy had been part of the bargain with his wife of convenience, Daphne. But then Daphne not only had triplets, she had three girls wrapped in ruffles, white satin and lace!Suddenly this tough-guy cowboy was in over his head with three newborn daughters and a "marriage" to Daphne that seemed more than an arrangement.
In this heartwarming celebration of father-daughter relationships, the New York Times bestselling author of Why a Daughter Needs a Dad captures the important roles fathers and daughters play in each other's lives. From the protectiveness and strength a dad provides to the unfettered adoration that can be found only in a daughter, the unique qualities of this special bond are illustrated through real-life stories of daughters and dads and accompanied by beautiful photographs. It's for every dad who longs to return to the days when his daughter anxiously awaited his coming home from work. And it's for every daughter who misses the days when her father carried her up to bed or taught her how to dance on the top of his shoes. This book reminds us all that no matter what, there is and always will be a place for daddy's little girl.
Ellie Cavanaugh was only seven years old when her fifteen-year-old sister, Andrea, was murdered near their home in Oldham-on-the-Hudson, a rural village in New York's Westchester County. There were three suspects: Rob Westerfield, nineteen-year-old scion of a wealthy, prominent family, whom Andrea has been secretly dating Paul Stroebel, a sixteen-year-old schoolmate, who had a crush on Andrea and Will Nebels, a local handyman in his forties. It was Ellie who had led her parents to a hideout in which Andrea's body was found -- a secret hideaway in which she met her friends. And it was Ellie who was blamed by her parents for her sister's death for not telling them about this place the night Andrea was missing. It was also Ellie's testimony that led to the conviction of the man she was firmly convinced was the killer. Steadfastly denying his guilt, he spent the next twenty-two years in prison. When he comes up for parole, Ellie, now an investigative reporter for an Atlanta newspaper, protests his release. Nonetheless, the convicted killer is set free and returns to Oldham. Determined to thwart his attempts to whitewash his reputation, Ellie also returns to Oldham, intent on creating a Website and writing a book that will conclusively prove his guilt. As she delves deeper into her research, however, she uncovers horrifying and heretofore unknown facts that shed new light on her sister's murder. With each discovery, she comes closer to a confrontation with a desperate killer. Gripping and relentlessly compelling, Daddy's Little Girl, a portrayal of a family shattered by crime, reflects Mary Higgins Clark's uncanny insight into the twisted mind of a killer and is further evidence of why she is America's favorite author of suspense.
Hard Luck, Alaska-a Town that Needs Women!Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men)-but growing! Because the O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to Hard Luck!Mitch Harris-A good friend of the O'Hallorans, he represents law and order in Hard Luck. He's also the widowed father of seven-year-old Chrissie-but he never talks about his marriage to Chrissie's mother.Bethany Ross-Chrissie's teacher, who's new to Alaska. She's attracted to Mitch-really attracted-but she's come here for an important reason of her own....As Christmas comes to Hard Luck, Mitch's daughter redoubles her efforts to find a new wife for her dad-and a new mother for her. And she's got Bethany in mind for both roles!
A man looking for answers. Widower Alan Ridge wonders if Laurel Ashline, a weaver who's just arrived in Ridge City, Kentucky, can do what no doctor has: help his daughter, Louemma. He's skeptical about weaving as therapy but he'll do anything for Louemma. Her injuries resulted from the accident that killed her mother-although Alan's never understood where his wife was going that icy winter day....A woman looking for a home. Laurel Ashline's grandmother was from this small town, and Laurel has come here to claim her inheritance-a cabin, plus forty acres-and to begin her new life....A child looking for a mother. Louemma Ridge wants three things: to get better, to unburden herself of a secret and, most of all, she wants a new mother. As her daddy soon finds out, she's chosen Laurel for the part....