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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling indie authors Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne, and debut author Kate Meader come together to write a sizzling romance anthology.Outside it may be frosty, so turn the heat way up with these stories of desire!Can a determined woman executive and a playboy billionaire survive being stranded together in a snowstorm? Jennifer Probst depicts an encounter almost too hot to handle...Drew and Kate play an encore to Tangled in this sexy take on a "Christmas Carol" by Emma Chase. When a Christmas Eve argument condemns Drew to a troubled night, three dream women teach him that no gift could be more tantalizing than Kate...With Kristen Proby, ski slopes are quite delightful. Grace Douglas is sure she'll never learn to ski, but instructor Jacob Baxter could teach her lessons of a different kind...Can a southern California transplant survive Montana's deep snows? Melody Anne, author of the bestselling Andersons series, melts the icy drifts completely away with the heat between sexy Hawk Winchester and brand-new teacher Natalie Duncan...What could be hotter than a firefighter? Kate Meader shows how hot it can get as Beck Rivera and heiress-turned-tattoo-artist Darcy Cochrane discover that nothing ignites holiday flames like rekindling a lost love...
Divorced, Meg and Andy find love through the birth of their child. Silhouette romance
They Know Everything About Babies...So why is recently single Stacy Layne suddenly on the mommy fast track? As Safe Harbor Medical's first successful egg donor, she should have known better. That goes double (or should she say triple?) for Cole Rattigan, the country's leading fertility surgeon.Cole prefers the operating room to figuring out what's going on inside a woman's head. But after an unplanned night of passion with his favorite nurse, the man who wrote the book on fertility is about to become a father...three times over!Stacy not only nixes Cole's marriage proposal-she plans to give up the triplets for adoption. Stacy wants to be swept away. Can a man who's just discovering his paternal side find the words to let the woman he loves know how much he cares?
Jenny McCarthy's hilarious, no-holds-barred personality has made her an instantly recognizable TV personality and a bestselling author. In Baby Laughs she examines the full range of challenges that new mothers face, including: * The humiliations of postnatal "numbing spray," Tucks medicated pads, and adult diapers; jelly belly, balding, and gum disease; and becoming a "five-foot puke rag" for the baby * Heart-stopping terrors, such as baby manicures, breathing checks, and burp failures * Inadequacies, such as lullaby illiteracy and the need for a "heavy rotation" of toys, videos, and mobiles * Daddy antics, such as infant wrestling, home-movie mania, sleeping like a log, and expecting sex * Dueling grandmas, germ-ridden guests, Olympic-class competitive mommies, anorexic pets- and much more. Mothers and fathers will find much-needed relief and insight in this sometimes touching, sometimes gritty, but always perceptive and outrageously funny account of what it truly means to have your very own small bundle of joy. .
In 1963, London was on the brink of becoming one of the world's most vibrant cities. Angela Patrick was 19 years old, enjoying her first job working in the City when her life turned upside down. A brief fling with a charismatic charmer left her pregnant, unmarried and facing a stark future. Being under 21, she was still under the governance of her parents, strict Catholics who insisted she have the baby in secret and then put it up for adoption. Shunned by her family and forced to leave her job, Angela was sent to an imposing-looking convent for unmarried mothers in north-east London. Run like a Victorian workhouse, conditions in the convent were decidedly Spartan. Vilified and degraded by the nuns for her 'wickedness', her only comfort came from the other pregnant girls, all knowing they too would have to give up their babies. After a terrifying labour with no pain relief, Angela gave birth to a beautiful son, Paul, with whom she fell instantly in love. At eight weeks he was taken from her and forcibly put up for adoption, leaving Angela bereft and heartbroken. Not a day went by without Angela thinking about him. Then, thirty years later, she received a letter. It was from Paul, and a reunion was arranged. This vital slice of social history is a shocking reminder of how cultural mores have changed around the issue of single motherhood since the early 1960s. It is also an honest, heartfelt memoir that explores the closest of human bonds.
Maynard's captivating novel of four teenage girls, bound together by early motherhood and forever changed by the arrival of two women in their small New England townIn their New Hampshire community, Sandy, Jill, Tara, and Wanda are different from other teenage girls. Jill is pregnant, while the other three are already mothers. Sandy, at eighteen, is married. Tara, the product of a broken family, is raising her baby alone. Wanda, with her three-month-old, still manages to date despite the demands of motherhood. Though their situations are different, the girls are united by their baby love. When two childless women arrive from out of town, the young mothers quickly capture their attention. But just as the women's worlds begin to intertwine, a catastrophe threatens to sweep through town--and change their lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joyce Maynard including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Maynard's first work of fiction, about a small New England town and a group of young women, married and unmarried, wanting babies, having babies, raising or losing babies...
Readers will love this collection of two full-length heartwarming stories of emotional romance. In Baby Love, two couples suddenly find themselves parents, leading to plenty of surprises, joy. . . and passion!
When she needed a strong shoulder, a sounding board or a champion, he was the man for the job. The bond of friendship between Richard MacAllister and Brenda Henderson was unbreachable.Then they shared one night together.Weeks later, Brenda discovered she was expecting. And, oddly, Richard seemed ecstatic. Willing-even eager-to announce her pregnancy to the world. But his enthusiasm seemed centered on the baby, not on Brenda. Sure, she was this man's best friend, the mother of his child...but would she ever be the wife he loved?
Good things do come in small packages in the latest book in Lilian Darcy's new miniseries, The Cherry Sisters!Independent Lee knew she had a cushy life in Aspen. A great job as a ski instructor, a luxury home (well, the caretaker's apartment, but it was right on the slopes). And a new fling with new coworker Mac Wheeler. He was handsome, athletic, sexy-the après-ski had just gotten a whole lot better!Only it was never meant to get serious. She's pregnant. Mac's baby, conceived at Christmas. Overnight, her plans change: she's moving back East to work at the family hotel with her sisters. But the real shock is...Mac has followed her. Yes, 1,700 miles, determined to be...what? Angry? Sure. Daddy? Guess so. Husband...? Who knew...s estiusdant la sum quis molenimin repellis sum ut ulpa pror sime inullab il in remposa ectatem ipsam, iliam, sitio quiam que ducilis beatur rae voluptu ribusdam ex et, tent etur mo tet utatiunt offictat que erum rerum re sumquibus et accab iunture strum esa nullate ntiberu ptatione doloren diaspid ucium, corerferum que. Oloribus abore, simus, nonsequam rerehenit exper chitas lut sera facero qui voluptisi tem. Sam int latias autati quid ucas nos ratusen que esequis eos simagnati id quisit, quibus et ipis estiis.Shout line ad aritum quis rep tate nontur. Synopsis. Ximaxim odiscillut et aliciati assectat. Os do lore odignis hit opti tem aut voluptae quaturem fugit aut quate mquis usdaerae pe nosseni ssequas simagnimint. Lest oditae pratiis eiur sedicte ctiberspel im iur? Cia derunt enesc iis estiusdant la sum quis molenimin repellis sum ut ulpa pror sime inullab il in remposa ectatem ipsam, iliam, sitio quiam que ducilis beatur rae voluptu ribusdam ex et, tent etur mo tet utatiunt offictat que erum rerum re sumquibus et accab iunture strum esa nullate ntiberu ptatione doloren diaspid ucium, corerferum que. Oloribus abore, simus, nonsequam rerehenit exper chitas lut sera facero qui voluptisi tem. Sam int latias autati quid ucas nos ratusen que esequis eos simagnati id quisit, quibus et ipis estiis.
Is There a Doctor in the House? Becca Delacroix was in trouble. The usually straitlaced, independent mother of four was unmarried and pregnant-and the small-town tongues of her tiny Louisiana parish were wagging. Enter Jack Towers, a sexy big-city surgeon whose bedside manner needed lots of work....Jack was desperate to return to civilization, but first he needed a temporary wife! Otherwise, he'd never survive living in the mosquito-infested backwoods with four daughters he barely knew. Marrying Becca Delacroix was the obvious solution.But the second they tied the knot, Jack's cold clinical heart went pitter-pat. He'd saved Becca's reputation and found a caretaker for his daughters-but now he wanted the benefits of a real marriage!
Shawn and Eddie Wagner were the picture of a perfect couple, living a charmed life with three adorable little girls. But that all came to an end when Shawn suffered a miscarriage and the tragedy tore them apart. Now divorced, the couple remains connected--by their children and by a chemistry that, one fateful night, proves too powerful to resist.When Shawn discovers she's pregnant again, it seems like a disaster. After all, she's already a single mother of three, and Eddie has moved on with someone new. Still, as Shawn's belly grows, so do the glimmers of the love she and Eddie once shared. But can one new baby really add up to one big happy family?
Alice Mitchell has seen better days. But that was before the heartbreak of infertility, divorce and losing her trendy New York restaurant. Then, after five long years, her ex-husband reappears in her life. Gabe needs a chef. Alice needs a job. The attraction between them is still undeniable--and just as impossible. Even if sparks fly again, she can't give him what they once wanted more than anything: a baby. Creating a family, however, doesn't always mean creating a child. . . Sometimes it just means allowing love to survive. But will they realize that before it's too late--a second time?
His secret son... BABY IN THE MIDDLE Three years ago, Lesley MacDonald had experienced a miracle--she'd adopted her little boy. She'd gone on to create a snug and loving cocoon for her small family, but suddenly a stranger appeared, jeopardizing their peace--and claiming to be her son's natural father! West Chadwick's world turned upside down the moment he learned he'd fathered a child. The former playboy was determined to be a dad his son would admire--and a man Lesley would embrace. Winning over the mother of his child was proving to be a challenge, but he would do anything to be a part of their lives....
Being massaged makes babies relax and cope better with stress, improves their muscular coordination and flexibility and helps them straighten tightly flexed hands and legs. And who better to teach parents how to acquire these essential skills than Peter Walker, the world's best-known baby massage teacher. In this fully revised edition of his best-selling guide, he demonstrates vital new sequences essential for very young babies, which can be done while a baby is clothed.
Explains massage for preemies, newborns, and toddlers Soothe your baby and promote well-being the all-natural way Curious about baby massage? Featuring illustrations and step-by-step instructions, this friendly guide makes it easy to use techniques that can reduce your baby's stress; ease the discomfort of colic, constipation, and teething; and create a strong attachment between the two of you. You'll also find suggestions for making massage part of your everyday routine. Discover how to: * Ease common ailments * Enhance your bond with your baby * Stimulate growth and development * Comfort a fussy baby * Massage babies with special needs
A Baby...Maybe? by Bonnie TuckerWith or without the groom!Cara Romano doesn't want a husband-despite her mother's pushing. In fact, her mother's been pushing so hard, Cara decides to escape. Several states and a time zone away, she figures out that even without the husband, she wants a baby. But just when she's decided on her life path, sexy Rex Noble comes along and makes her rethink that whole husband issue!How To Hunt a Husband by Holly JacobsCatch and keep!Shannon O'Malley and Nate Calder know a good thing when they see it-namely, each other. They agree to don dual identities-sexy stripper for her, badass biker for him-to fake out their meddling moms. When Roxy and Bull, aka Shannon and Nate, start spending a whole lot more time together than they have to, well...something's going on! Could it be l-o-v-e?
More than 65 delightful games and activities to jump-start your baby's amazing brainpowerCan simply singing a song or blowing a dandelion under a toddler's nose help her mind to blossom? Can your baby count, remember events, and solve problems even before he can talk? The exciting answer to both questions is yes! Breakthrough research is revealing the extraordinary inborn abilities of infants. It is also showing how experiences during the first years of life profoundly influence intelligence, creativity, language development-and even later reading and math skills.Now two psychologists and child development experts-authors of the bestselling Baby Signs-have created a delightful guide for parents based on the most up-to-date knowledge of how babies discover the world. You'll learn how to:_ Create a homemade mobile to stimulate your three-month-old's delight in solving problems_ Play a patty-cake game to help your two-year-old make logical connections_ Initiate bedtime conversations that build your child's memory and sense of personal history_ Develop "Baby Signs" to help your toddler communicate before he or she can talk_ Stimulate your child's natural number skills with puppets and counting games_ Use nursery rhymes and special read-aloud techniques to foster reading readiness_ Nurture budding creativity with humor and fantasy play_ And much more!Baby Minds is not another program for creating "super babies." Instead it builds on activities that babies instinctively love to develop their unique abilities and make your daily interactions full of the joy of discovery-for both of you. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.
Baby Minnie wants to play with Baby Daisy. How do they get ready to play and what do they do when they get together? Come find out their plans and associated fun. Other books in this series are available in this library.
Welcome to the fast paced high stakes world of Rasheed an anti-hero you'll love to hate much like Scarface. Caught up in a game of fast money, faster women, and a hustler's dream, Rasheed's secrets and lies threaten to completely sever his alliance with his baby's mother Michelle. Trapped in an emotional whirlwind of sex, love, and mistrust, Michelle attempts to hold the threads of their lives together. With the passing of each day their bond unravels further forcing Michelle closer to confronting the reality which is her life or suffering in silence. A cautionary tale for all "Baby Mommas" filled with tragedy,irony,violence and betrayal.
Novie swore she'd never do two things in her lifetime: head up the family drug trade, or be some man's baby momma. Unfortunately, when she meets Genesis Kane, things don't go quite as she'd planned.<P><P> Genesis is an attorney with a reputation for being a "piranha in pinstripes," both in and out of the courtroom. With Novie's mother bugging her to help the family or disappear, and her father on a mission to keep reaping land, cars, and more side chicks no matter the cost, Novie is feeling pressured. She makes the decision to dive into even crazier waters, aka the piranha's bed. When Novie gets pregnant, she discovers too late that Genesis is not the man she thought he was. With nowhere to go but back home to the spoiled and petty mother she despises, the last thing she expects from her well-off ex is his blatant refusal to claim or take care of his child. As her list of "nevers" all but disappears right along with her career plans, she makes one vow: Genesis Kane will pay.
Two very different women are about to learn that when it comes to sorting out life and love, no sister is perfect...Sensible older sister Jasmine is working hard, saving money, and waiting for Mr. Right. In smooth-talking attorney Derrick, she thinks she's found him. But it doesn't take long for Jasmine's shrewd granny to expose her man as nothing more than a drug-dealing hustler. Still, Jasmine chooses to stay with him...until she finds out he's got a baby momma...Wild child little sister Stephanie is looking for a good time, not a good man, although she finds both in sweet, loyal Travis. Before she knows it, a one-night fling has turned into three years--and produced an adorable son and an engagement ring. But when Stephanie's sexy high school sweetheart swings back into town, she can't help going after another taste of the one that got away...As the drama explodes, each sister will have to decide which risks are worth taking and how to look out for themselves--and each other...
Baby My BabyBeth was a strong, stubborn ranching woman-a Heller through and through. Asher Blackwolf was a breathtaking, maddening Sioux male. And together they'd once made magic, made the earth move. Yet now their passionate marriage was over, their precious dreams in ashes. All save the new spark of life unexpectedly swelling Beth's belly.... But could one tiny baby possibly bring headstrong Beth to her senses-and her proud, beloved Blackwolf to his knees?
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