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A rhyming retelling of the story of a young woman who finds her prince at a Halloween ball despite the efforts of her wicked stepmother. The main characters are skeletons.
Cinderella Smith has a problem with a capital P. She loses shoes almost as quickly as she puts them on her feet. But now she's lost the most important shoe of all: her shiny, ruby red tap shoe. Without it she won't have a chance of being chosen Pumpkin Blossom Fairy for the fall dance recital-and that means no special tutu, no crown, and no solo! The school year is starting out with big problems too. Her new teacher laughs at her name, she's sitting at the smart-boys table, and her old best friend is ignoring her. Now the new girl, Erin, has asked for her advice on wicked stepsisters. And Cinderella doesn't have stepsisters-wicked or otherwise! The recital is just around the corner and the stepsisters are on their way. Can Cinderella and Erin solve the capital P problems in time?
Sixteen-year-old Jess Parker gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join the Cinderella Society, a secret club of the most popular girls. But Jess soon finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old battle between good and evil.
As a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever....The night the lights go out at the lodge, waitress Nina Lindstrom flees the arms of millionaire Alex Bennett after a romantic dance. But he's determined not to lose sight of the beautiful stranger. Finding her days later, he has a business proposition for the widow and mother-a fake engagement that could provide the financial security she needs to save her son's life.Nina tells herself she doesn't believe in fairy tales. Her relationship with Alex is strictly professional. But as she spends more time with her handsome rescuer, it's harder to see him as just a business partner. In trying to save her son, she may be risking her own heart.Book 5 of the 36 Hours series. Don't miss Book 6: Grief unexpectedly leads to a second chance for ex-lovers Eve and Rio in Father and Child Reunion by Christine Flynn.
36 Hours SerialAs a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever....Cinderella Story Part 1The night the lights go out at the lodge, waitress Nina Lindstrom flees the arms of millionaire Alex Bennett after a romantic dance. But he's determined not to lose sight of the beautiful stranger. Finding her days later, he has a business proposition for the widow and mother-a fake engagement that could reward her enough to save her son Tommy's life.Nina tells herself she doesn't believe in fairy tales. Her relationship with Alex is strictly professional. But as she spends more time with her handsome rescuer, it's harder to see him as just a business partner. In trying to save her son, is she risking her own heart?The story continues in Cinderella Story Parts 2 and 3.
Scrooge had moved in next door and Ivy Holloway was at his mercy. Billionaire Tanner King wanted her year-round Christmas-tree farm shut down so he could have his peace and quiet. He had enough money and power to do it, too. Leaving Ivy with only one option--tame the savage beast. Tanner had found little tranquility thanks to his annoying neighbor. And then he found himself saddled with a gorgeous housekeeper he couldn't keep his mind--or hands--off. Trouble was, these two women were the same person. . . leaving the CEO wondering if he could really love his enemy.
The position: Hard-driving corporate powerhouse-and very confirmed bachelor-C. K. Tanner needs a "pretend" wife to help him convince an old-fashioned business associate that he's a regular, reliable family man. . . . ;The unwilling candidate: Abby McGrady, a beautiful, independent young woman who works in the mail room and detests almost everything about her arrogant, insufferable-but drop-dead-gorgeous-employer. . . . ;The complication: The two of them are all wrong for each other-but they can't keep their hands off each other, either. And the sparks flying are enough to make anybody want to turn a "temporary" partnership into the deal of a lifetime. . . . ;
While visiting her more glamorous twin sister, a repressed librarian throws caution to the winds as she masquerades as her sibling and falls in love with a handsome neighbor.
Wedding bells in Whitehorn?Ross Garrison was everything Lynn Taylor had ever dreamed of in a prince. And in one fairy-tale night, she gave him her innocence--and her heart. Now everyone was talking about how the prim schoolteacher turned up in the sexy lawyer's bed--until Ross gave the townsfolk something to really talk about and claimed Lynn as his bride-to-be! Lynn knew Ross was only trying to protect her honor. After all, this confirmed bachelor was about as far from marriage material as a man could be. Unless, of course, he fell in love. . . .
Wealthy Chicago attorney Seth Connelly told himself he'd married Lynn McCoy only to save her family ranch. The Sagebrush, Montana, spread had once been his salvation, though Lynn had been his nemesis. But the troublemaking brat had turned into a fresh-faced beauty.... Though only days from foreclosure, Lynn was no Cinderella waiting to be rescued. Just as well, since silver-eyed Seth was no Prince Charming. She fantasized about the only kiss they'd ever shared, fourteen years ago, and yearned to be held again in his rock-hard arms. To be made his wife, in every sense of the word. Seth wanted marriage, too - but without love. Or so his loner heart said.... Silhouette Desire #1466
JUST ONE NIGHT. . . That was all Holly Fitzgerald would allow herself with the tall, dark and brooding CFO Joe Barone. Winning Baronessa Gelati's contest paled next to what she felt when the aloof Joe watched her with sexual desire blatant in his shrewd eyes. While Holly had commitments, Joe had sophistication and wealth. He looked better in a business suit than any man had a right to. But his lover's touch freed her, and For The first time made her want something more. Like Cinderella, she'd forget the real world, forget caution and for once, she'd simply enjoy the fantasy. But as the clock neared twelve, Holly knew one night with Joe wouldn't be enough. . . .
When is a rat not a rat? When Cinderella's fairy godmother turns him into a coachman - well, more of a coachboy. And what does the coachboy think of this sudden change in his life? He's delighted to find the open bags of grain in the castle larder. But soon enough, trouble begins. His sister, unchanged by the godmother's magic spell, scurries across the larder floor and is in danger of being stomped to death by the coachboy's newfound friend. How can he save her without revealing his secret? Life is full of surprises. Pumpkins turn into coaches and mice into horses, and an overworked wizard can create stranger magic than Cinderella's fairy godmother ever dreamed of. Susan Meddaugh uses her wit and animated artwork to give us a hilarious new take on an old tale in this story of an ordinary rat caught in extraordinary circumstances.
Holed up on a stakeout, Del was determined to capture a dangerous traitor named Simon. After a history of heartbreak, falling in love did not factor into his undercover mission. But then he delivered Maggie's baby and found the Cinderella of his dreams. Before he could assess the situation, Del had temporarily stepped into the role of Delilah' s doting father... and Maggie' s adoring husband! Dare this chivalrous secret agent indulge in fantasies of happily-ever-after?
THE BRUBAKER BRIDES This wealthy Texas family needs a few good women to lasso their brood of bad boys. "My wife is nine months pregnant?"--Mac Brubaker It was a fairy tale come true for shy kitchen maid Ella McCloskey. For when millionaire rancher Mac Brubaker whisked her away for a secret wedding and secluded honeymoon, she thought she'd found her prince. But circumstances soon had Ella heading for the Texas hills, and not even stopping to pick up her glass slipper. The Cinderella bride thought she'd put all her dreams of happily ever after behind her. Until Mac showed up...just as she was about to give birth to his secret baby!
If the glass slipper fits...When shoe saleswoman Cindy Rawlins lost an expensive shoe-a $500-a-pair shoe-she desperately placed an ad before her boss found out! And when wealthy businessman Parker Stevens showed up, requesting to buy the same pair of shoes, Cindy was immediately suspicious....It happened to be a coincidence, but Cindy couldn't help but feel like Cinderella when way-out-of-her-league Parker suddenly invited her as his date to a high-society party. Intrigued to see how the rich lived, Cindy anxiously agreed. And when her gown didn't turn into rags at midnight, Cindy couldn't believe the evening wasn't a dream. But could one man who happened to know her shoe size, fill this reluctant fairy-tale princess with the belief that happy endings did happen?
THE BUSINESS TYCOON "Honor" was Texas tycoon Sterling Churchill's middle name. So when a mix-up at the local sperm bank unexpectedly made him a father-to-be, he gallantly stepped forward to marry shy beauty Susan Wilkins. It was a marriage in name only--until he gave his bride a soul-spinning kiss. Now his new wife was carrying his child and wearing a look of pure splendor. Could tough-as-nails Sterling open the rusty doors of his heart...and turn pumpkins into coaches for his Cinderella bride?
Poor Cinderellie! It was bad M enough being banished to the kitchen by her social-climbing stepmother and two husband-hunting stepsisters. Now, still wearing a Cinderella costume from a previous party, she found herself face-to-face with Jack Martin, the handsome venture capitalist who'd doused cold water on her dream of opening a restaurant!Ellie Branson thought her nightmare would end when the clock struck midnight...and the party ended. But Jack showed up the Very next day, bearing an offer she couldn't refuse. And though this Cinderella knew better than to believe in fairy tales, her millionaire suitor seemed determined to prove otherwise!
As Stuart Haley grew older, year by year, he worried more and more about the security of his famous cattle fortune. He had raised his daughters in the lap of luxury--they wanted for nothing--and all three girls had matured into lovely young women. But as he aged, Stuart craved the security that only a proper heir could provide. The two older daughters had fallen in love and left him--Stuart's only chance was that his youngest daughter, Charmaine, marry a local man and carry on in the family tradition. But that was not going to be easy. Independent and brash, Charmaine Haley had a life of her own, far away in Boston. It would be up to her father to make her return to a Kansas so incredible that life in the north would pale in comparison. A masked ball, on par with the greatest of fairy tales, would be the event of a lifetime. But to succumb to passion from behind a mask could be a cruel twist of fate--leading Charmaine back through the torment of old mistakes she thought she had left behind forever. Could the specter of true love be only old pain in disguise?
An unforgettable novel from the national bestselling sensation Fern Michaels, about a young woman's journey into the heart of the unknown...Callie James learned to survive in the squalid back alleys of Dublin. Tough, spirited, and possessed of a singular beauty, she was sent to New York to find her fortune. But everywhere she turned there were men who saw only what they wanted to see in her. Byrch Kenyon offered friendship and encouragement, but he also saw the desirable woman she would one day become. Rossiter Powers, the rich son of a respected family, saw something else in Callie--and nearly destroyed her. Hugh MacDuff, rich only in love and compassion, did his best to save her. But Callie--strong, smart and determined to succeed--insisted on taking charge of her own destiny. Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." --Booklist on Return to Sender"A big, rich book in every way....I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." --Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich220,000 Words
The ideal L.A. fairy tale for fans of Once Upon a Time and L.A. Candy, from the author of Geek Charming. Prom fever has infected LA--especially Cindy's two annoying stepsisters, and her overly Botoxed stepmother. Cindy seems to be the only one immune to it all. But her anti-prom letter in the school newspaper does more to turn Cindy into Queen of the Freaks than close the gap between the popular kids and the rest of the students. Everyone thinks she's committed social suicide, except for her two best friends, the yoga goddess India and John Hughes-worshipping Malcolm, and shockingly, the most popular senior at Castle Heights High and Cindy's crush, Adam Silver. Suddenly Cindy starts to think that maybe her social life could have a happily ever after. But there's still the rest of the school to deal with. With a little bit of help from an unexpected source and a fabulous pair of heels, Cindy realizes that she still has a chance at a happily ever after.
What will Cindy do now? When Cindy McLean goes to Belmont to clean out her apartment, she finds her old diary and is taken back to the days when she started racing in New York, after she fled Dubai. . . Find out what happened in Cindy's own words as she struggled to compete against the best male jockeys in the country. She was new to tough Belmont trainers and had trouble getting rides. But Cindy never stopped trying, and in time she was winning big races on a filly no one else thought could run. Now that Cindy can't ride anymore, her life has changed drastically. She'll need to tap some of that old determination as she sets off boldly in a new direction.
Cindy finds a special door that leads her to the robot palace.
Neonatal specialist Nathan Steele thought he'd found happiness-until tragedy struck. A widower, he wasn't looking for a fairy-tale romance. Then he met a mysteriously familiar woman at a fundraiser who raced away, leaving behind a broken high-heeled shoe-and leaving him determined to knoweverythingabout her. Hospital housekeeper Cindy Elliott refused to fall in love-especially with a wealthy doctor who seemed too charming to be true. But one kiss awakened a passion neither of them expected. . . ;and now Cindy was expecting the doctor's baby! Earning her trust sure wouldn't be easy, but Nathan was ready to do whatever it took to sweep Cindy off her feet-and carry her into happily ever after.
Anticipating her adoption into the loving McLean family at Whitebrook Farm, Cindy Blake finds her worst nightmares coming true when her adoption is not approved and her favorite horse, Glory, is put up for sale.
Cindy has trained Storm ever since he was a colt. Now he's a full-fledged racehorse and he's blindingly fast. In his three-year session at Gulfstream Park, Florida, he piles up victory after victory. Cindy is sure that storm is on his way to becoming a champion. When they get back to Whitebrook, though, disaster strikes. Cindy discovers that an incurable disease has spread through the area. Then Storm tests positive, and the vet warns that if they don't put Storm down, he may spread the disease to all the other horses. Cindy is heartbroken at the thought of losing her beloved Storm. But can she risk putting her other horses in danger to save Storm's life?
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