VIRGIN BRIDESCelebrate the joys of first love with unforgettable stories by your most beloved authors.HIS MOST HONORABLE VOWHe was a man of immense wealth and privilege, but no amount of money could release Paul Spencer from his impending loveless marriage. His grandfather's will had left Paul little choice: Marry a woman he despised or lose the family business. And with Paul, family always came first. Until he laid eyes on innocent beauty Cassidy Penno.The businessman knew their future was one ... more info>>
All mortgage broker Kendal Oakes wanted was a stable, loving home for his daughter, Larissa. He was widowed, and his motherless little girl was prone to uncontrollable tantrums. But then single mom Connie Wheeler walked into the church day-care center…and their lives.Connie had a way with Larissa—the child's only calm moments came when Connie was nearby. So she agreed to babysit with her own son in tow. The two children and adults got along perfectly. It was almost as if they could be a family.B... more info>>
In need of a wife, Pastor Marcus Wheeler was sure God would send him a good woman—anyone except Nicole Archer. Though she was kind and beautiful, she was far too young and unconventional to be a proper minister's wife. She couldn't possibly be the one for him. But the more time he spent with Nicole, the more he marveled at her strength and spirit. Nicole made juggling school and family responsibilities seem easy, yet Marcus knew he could help ease her burdens—and make her smile. Sometimes God's ... more info>>
Kaylie Chatam is a pediatric nurse--she cares for babies and children. But her new patient is a very handsome man. One with a harrowing secret. Why is Stephen Gallow recuperating from a serious injury at her family home in Texas? And why has Kaylie been asked to nurse him back to health? Her dear maiden aunts seem to be playing matchmaker. But Kaylie isn't expected to find true love and marry--everyone knows that. Except Stephen...who just may hold the cure for them both!
To: Pilar From: Ramon Re: A mommy for Lucia But which one? When I offered to help little Lucia's biological mother reclaim her baby, I never dreamed it would bring aspiring single mother Lori Sumner into my life. But from the moment we met, my heart went out to this hard-working reporter who's been Lucia's foster parent for nearly three months and now wants to officially adopt her. Personally, I think she'd make a great mom. Which is why this lawyer is eager to start negotiating his own family '... more info>>
Dreaming of a Family by Arlene James Widowed mother Dixie Stephenson never stopped blaming herself for her late husband's accidental death. And she didn't expect any of her dreams to come true, especially since she had been dreaming of another man. But is Joel Slade, a wounded soldier, truly the answer to her prayers? Can he be the father her little boy needs, and the man who helps Dixie finally heal? The Mommy Wish by Kathryn Springer Julia Windham's country house was her sanctuary—a quiet pl... more info>>
High-powered lawyer Asher Chatam has no time for love. He's far too busy with his career. Then his eccentric aunts summon him to Chatam House on urgent business. And introduce him to Ellie Monroe. The beautiful young teacher needs his help, and one look at her violet eyes and sunny smile leads Asher to take the case. Ellie's laid-back attitude is a breath of fresh air in Asher's smoggy world, and soon he realizes that man cannot live on work alone. And that even the most unlikely match can lead ... more info>>
Take one uncontrollable little girl. Add a home infested with bees. Toss in former childhood nemesis Anna Burdett, and what single dad Reeves Leland gets is one big headache! His trio of matchmaking maiden aunts aren't helping matters. Neither is his attraction to Anna, now grown into a beautiful woman. The former wild child soon proves to be the perfect match for Reeves and his willful daughter. Could this reunion spark old memories and new possibilities for a future together?
HE FELT LIKE A THIEFLittle Georgie was his son and he had every right to claim him. But in the year Colin Garrett had been searching for the boy, lovely Lauren Cole had been caring for his child...and loving him. And this exhilarating, warmhearted woman had been prepared to do the same for Colin, too...until she discovered his real reason for coming to her. Now, though she'd agreed to marry Colin to keep Georgie, Lauren wasn't about to let him back into her heart. How would Colin ever convince L... more info>>
Stranded at a truck stop alone and in trouble, pregnant Bethany Carter desperately needs a ride to Buffalo Creek. Then along comes Chandler Chatam, a cowboy with a bad-boy smile and a heart of gold. But when they get to Chatam House, Chandler's three maiden aunts assume he's the father! Chandler's honored to care for Bethany and her unborn child. Problem is, the more time he spends with sweet Bethany, the more he wishes he truly were the father--and her husband. What's a rodeo cowboy to do but l... more info>>
THE GOSSIP GURU…has some shocking news: devout Wallace Hamilton, head of rival newspaper the Davis Landing Dispatch, is not Jeremy Hamilton's father! Word is, his wife was already pregnant when they wed and now that Jeremy has learned the truth, he's quit. Who'll run the company while Wallace is in the hospital?In more Hamilton news, quiet Heather has had a makeover—who knew she was so stunning? Maybe photographer Ethan Danes, who seems to have taken an interest in Heather now that she's started... more info>>
The holiday just wasn't the holiday without her young nephew. Jolie Wheeler couldn't believe he'd been taken from her care and returned to her delinquent sister. But meeting Vince Cutler and his riotous family gave her pause for the first time--will Vince's love teach Jolie the new meaning of Christmas?
Fabulous FathersWANTED: HUSBAND TO RESCUE HARRIED MOMShe had quit high school to get married and raise a family. But Heller Moore's dreams didn't exactly come true. Divorced and working two jobs to keep up the payments on her trailer home, the single mom hardly had any time to spend with her kids.ENTER ONE DASHING BACHELORIn less than a month Jackson Tyler charmed her cynical children and told her no-good ex-husband to wise up. But though Heller was drawn to this Prince Charming, dare she trust ... more info>>
THE COWBOY OF HER DREAMSKara Detmeyer was leading the biggest cattle drive since the days of the Old Wild West and facing the challenge of her life. Ropin' and ridin' across three states was simple compared to losing her heart and soul to ruggedly handsome wrangler Rye Wagner. He was husband material, all right-though he wouldn't admit it-and his eight-year-old son was a charmer in the making. Could Kara convince the Wagner men that becoming her family would prove the ultimate adventure?THAT SPE... more info>>
Four rambunctious children and not a wife in sight. Struggling single father Orren Ellis needed someone to care for his brood, and the only applicant was Mattie Kincaid. Though the beauty could cook, clean and courageously keep his kids in line, Orren considered her simply too young to take the job of his bride. But years were not important to Mattie. She had quickly fallen for the endearing father of four and sensed he felt the same. And no matter how loudly Orren protested, Mattie was determi... more info>>
Help Wanted At The Heavenly Arms Motel.... If only someone will take the job so oil rigger Holt Jefford can stop making beds and burning breakfasts. And then someone does: a lovely single mother with a baby boy--and secrets. Sweet, kind Cara Jane is scared of her own shadow--why? Holt warns himself not to trust his skittish new employee, but watching her with her son and his old granddad breaks through his guarded heart. Holt senses she's hiding out here in Eden, Oklahoma. Good choice, because t... more info>>
Wrong turn at the right time.... Fast-moving Texan Tyler Aldrich thought it a fate worse than death to be stuck in rural Eden, Oklahoma, overnight. Imagine the Dallas CEO settling in for homemade meat loaf at the Heavenly Arms Motel! Yet something about quiet Charlotte Jefford made Tyler want to leave his worries behind for more than one evening. Was it their differences that drew Tyler in? The small-town girl was devoted to her family; he longed to escape his. Were they polar opposites thrown t... more info>>
THE OLDER MANJesse Wagner was ruggedly handsome, incredibly charming-and sixteen years her senior. But Caroline knew in her heart that what they had was the chance of a lifetime. And it looked like it was up to her to show the lonely rancher that some things were meant to be.When Jesse took Caroline in his arms, his every instinct to protect her turned into a desire to claim her as his own. She brightened his solitary world and threw his sensibilities into a tailspin that he didn't think he coul... more info>>
Evans Kincaid's daughter was growing up too fast. Raising a girl alone wasn't easy, and lately Mattie's wild makeup and taste in clothes had the police officer seeing red. But when the woman next door called the cops about Mattie's deafening radio, it was the last straw for Evans! How was Amy Slater to know that her new neighbor was a cop--and that he'd be the one to respond to her call! Now the sexy single dad was asking her advice about his daughter, but soon Amy wanted to be much more than a... more info>>
He'sMyHeroA protector, a provider, a friend-he's every woman's hero.WANTED: ONE GOOD MANDenise Jenkins desperately needed her handsome neighbor's help with a most unusual situation. The sassy single woman had invented a boyfriend, and now her boss was demanding to meet Denise's darling. She knew of only one man who could possibly pull off the pretense.Morgan Holt was handsome, intelligent and too darned sexy-he could unruffle her high-buttoned blouse with a careless whisper. But how could she po... more info>>
Single mom Jessa Lynn Pagett is grateful for the old Victorian she's fixing up. Now she can fulfill both her dreams: providing a safe home for her young son and opening a florist shop.But Garrett Willows insists he's the rightful owner of the houseand has dreams of his own for the place. With one look at her withdrawn son, the handsome man seems to know that she needs the house more. And his selfless solution will change everyone's livesforever.
Every time Adam Fortune gazed at his children, he knew they desperately needed motherly love. So he hired pretty Laura Beaumont as their live-in nanny and thought his prayers were answered. But Adam soon sensed that something was troubling the young woman, because in her eyes he saw secret fears...and unanswered questions. And he knew that no matter how deeply she cherished the children--or loved him--they would have to overcome the past so they could someday be a happy family....
Beth Maitland, the most unconventional member of the Maitland clan, is always up for an adventure. But getting framed for a murder she didn't commit isn't exactly her idea of fun....Detective Ty Redstone thinks he's seen and heard it all. But when he discovers beautiful, free-spirited Beth on the wrong side of the law, he suddenly wants to see a lot more....Even though the odds are against her, Beth can tell that Ty believes she's innocent. But he has to prove it, and if Beth has anything to do ... more info>>
After a rodeo accident left her widowed, petite Becca Kinder returned to work at her in-laws' store to support her two small children and fix up a house growing more dilapidated by the minute. Dan Holden, the strong but silent carpenter who frequented the shop, was just the man she needed...if only she could get him to agree!Still struggling with the loss of his hearing in a military exercise, Dan came back to his hometown to live quietly among the people who knew him, prepared to renounce roman... more info>>
The Heart's VoiceWhen Dan Holden lost his hearing, he also lost all hope. Now Becca Kinder needs help fixing her ramshackle house. And as the petite widow and her children work their way into his heart, faith can show them the way to an unexpected future—together.A Family to ShareKendal Oakes would do anything for his daughter, Larissa. He'll even propose a marriage of convenience to single mom Connie Wheeler. But little Larissa isn't the only one drawn to Connie's nurturing ways. A real union ... more info>>