Adopting one child is challenge enough for a single woman like Suzanne Chauvin. Now that she has the chance to adopt a brother and sister who shouldn't be separated, she has to keep her life as simple as possible.Which means she doesn't have time for an added complication in the form of her neighbor Tom Stefanec. Tom knows too much about Suzanne's past...and she knows nothing about his.
Gary Lindstrom doesn't remember ever being a child named Lucien. So when his long-lost sister calls to remind him of who he was, he tells her he's not interested. But even he can't resist the pull of the past, and he goes to meet the only family he has left. Little does he know that he's also going to meet Rebecca Wilson....Rebecca has never met anyone like Gary. He's attractive and successful, but determined to go through life alone. His first attempt at marriage was a bust and he doesn't want ... more info>>
Carrie St. John: Wealthy, privileged and...adopted?The idea would be preposterous, except...Carrie has never truly felt she belonged. Now she has a sister who wants to meet her and a brother no one can find. Not to mention adoptive parents she doesn't seem to know anymore. With all the changes going on, it seems the only stable presence in her life is the P.I. who tracked her down.Mark Kinkaid has become a trusted confidant and counselor, a good friend. Could it be love she's feeling for him... more info>>
PATTON'S DAUGHTERSThe people of Elk Springs, Oregon, thought Ed Patton was a good man, a good cop, a good father. But his daughters know the truth.Abby's the third Patton sister. The baby. The one everyone said was privileged, spoiled. But a childhood with a harsh unapproachable father and only vague memories of a mother wasn't easy. Even if she did work hard to make it look that way.Now Abby's determined to live up to her image and have fun. Until she meets Detective Ben Shea, a man who's plent... more info>>
Seems history has a nasty way of repeating itself for Daniel Kane. It's bad enough his mother harbored a secret about his heritage. Now his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Ballard is trying to do the same thing! Not on his watch. His son is going to know who his father is. But to give his child the future he deserves, Daniel has to make nice with Rebecca. That he can do. But he's not so sure he can forgive her for keeping their child a secret. Funny thing happens, though. Spending all that time with the ... more info>>
Wren Fraser can think of better times to go into labor. Say, when she's not on the run, or when there's a hospital nearby. Better yet, when there's not a major flood trapping her in an abandoned house. She needs a rescuenow!It arrives in one Alec Harper. Strong, competent and good-looking, the detective keeps her safe and doesn't leave her side. He even takes in Wren and the baby when they have no place to go.For a woman wanting her independence, it's shocking how quickly she settles in with Ale... more info>>
From the author of The Miracle BabyVeterinarian Dr. Eric Bergstrom-a ladies' man if you want to put it kindly, a womanizer if you don't-is interested in a new woman.He's volunteered his services at the local cat shelter she's involved with. He's even adopted one of the shelter's cats.But he still can't manage to get Madeline to go out with him.Then Eric's twelve-year-old son, Garth, comes to town, making it clear that he resents "having" to spend the summer with his father. Garth and Madeline ge... more info>>
There's a right way, then there's the wrong wayNobody knows that better than police captain Duncan MacLachlan. He has served and protected for years without bending to a middle ground he doesn't believe in. And he's not about to change. Certainly not for stubborn-and sexy-court advocate Jane Brooks. Her shades-of-gray view of the world clashes with his black-and-white one.Then a mission to save an at-risk teen has Jane's life on the line. Now she and Duncan must join forces despite their differe... more info>>
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Kat Riley's husband has kept Grant Haller at a distance. Despite the strong attraction pulling him to her, as police chief with that open missing person case, he can't afford to get close to her. Not with everyone in this small town watching. Still, he waits for the day he can make his move.Then Kat finds a bone and others start to appear. Once the remains are identified as her husband's, Grant has to consider her a suspect. Deep inside he's conv... more info>>
Jo Dubray doesn't think much of marriageAnd she certainly doesn't plan to try it herself. But that doesn't mean she isn't interested in getting to know her new roommate's brother.After all, Ryan's recently divorced and has two children living with their mom in another state. He can't be thinking of anything as serious and confining as remarrying. But what will Jo do if he is? Especially once his kids come back home to stay.
Marrying a local guy and settling in her hometown has never appealed to Charlotte Russell. She's got a good job in the city...until a crisis forces her return to the family farm. She's not back long before the well-laid plans for her future fall apart. And she holds Mayor Gray Van Dusen responsible.In fairness, the gorgeous man hasn't deliberately messed up her plans. But his very active pursuit of her is sparking all kinds of strange urges. Such as the urge to abandon her urban life. The urge t... more info>>
Every Christmas gift Will and Dinah exchange is a symbol of their love. The tradition begins on their very first date in 1968, when Will arrives with an exquisitely wrapped present that shows he, unlike everyone else in her life, believes in her dream of becoming a chef. It continues through every holiday season after that--whether they're together or apart. But the tradition ends when tragedy strikes. After that, only an unexpected gift can make things right.
A chilling blast from the past...Six years ago prosecutor Will Patton's girlfriend stormed out on him. That night she was brutally raped and murdered. The violent act knocked Will's world out from under him, alienating him from his family, who Will believed were responsible. Wrapped up in his own guilt and anger, Will developed a powerful thirst for justice...and was determined that no criminal would ever walk free again.Now he's returned to his hometown, but he is greeted by a gruesome discover... more info>>
Having her own family is not too much to ask! Although it's been tough, sixteen-year-old Sierra Lind has assembled some good candidates. First there's the most perfect foster mom ever-Lucy Malone. And now Sierra has found her bio dad, Jonathan Brenner. With the way Lucy and her dad are making eyes at each other Well, Sierra will have her family unit any day now.But things go south when her dad and Lucy take opposite sides on a deal-breaker issue. And guess who's in the middle? Yeah, that's so no... more info>>
Laurel Woodall dreams of having a baby. But she can't let herself fall in love and will never again let a man in her life....Caleb Manes thinks Laurel is his future. When he hears she wants to have a baby on her own, he volunteers to be the father. Making a baby in this unconventional manner isn't the best way to further a relationship with Laurel, but it might lead to something more. Now he just has to convince her that this is what best friends are for....
A cop's creed: If your partner dies, take care of his family.John McLean is a single father and a copand he takes all his duties seriously. A year ago, after her husband died, he added Natalie Reed to his list of responsibilities. At first, that just meant helping around the house. Then a body is found in her den....Once he learns the victim's identityand his connection with Natalie's husbandJohn realizes the safest place for Natalie is with him. He knows it's the honorable thi... more info>>
Helen Schaefer isn't getting marriedThat's what she's decided, anywaybecause she simply can't stand to think she could love and lose again. After the death of her husband, she let her daughter down terribly and she's not about to risk hurting Ginny a second time.And meeting widower Alec Fraserwho's still dealing with his own griefisn't enough to change her mindat first. But after Helen spends some time with him, she starts to realize how much they have in common. Is it possible that Alec might w... more info>>
Beth Sommers isn't looking for love.She's concentrating on her daughters and her businessand on convincing her ex-husband that their marriage really is over. Even if she was looking, it wouldn't be at a man like Sheriff Jack Murray.She knows Jack's a good cop, a good man...one she can count on. She still figures she'll be better off with a quiet, gentlemaybe even slightly boringguy. She's already had enough excitement to last her a lifetime.But before long, Jack has her thinkin... more info>>
Matt Laughlin will do anything for his six-year-old niece. Hanna is his only relative, and he knows he can help her deal with their recent tragedy. Getting custody of her, however, means challenging her aunt, Linnea Sorenson--a woman far more enticing than he remembers. This attraction makes it all too easy for him to consider dropping his bid for guardianship…something he can't let himself do. Seems as though court is his only option. But joint custody is not the outcome Matt expects. Yet, su... more info>>
More than anything, Officer Nell Granstrom wants to stop history from repeating itself. Born to a sixteen-year-old mother, Nell had her daughter, Kim, at the same age. Now Kim's sixteen and has a serious boyfriend.But how much weight can Nell's words have? Years of living a careful life are over, because she's made another mistake. After witnessing a terrible crime, Nell turns to her new partner for comfortwhich leads to a second unplanned pregnancy.Despite his reputation, Hugh McLean will... more info>>
What would you think if one day your wife disappeared, and everyone believed you were responsible?How would you feel if the only thing that kept you from being arrested was your child's insistence that his mommy told him she was leaving?And what would you do if you suspected your son was lying?One day Craig Lofgren came home to discover that his wife was gone. He and his kids have been living in a nightmare ever since. The police think he killed her; the neighbors do, too. The only bright spot i... more info>>
The father they feared and hated is dead. Yet Elk Springs, Oregon, remains a town with secrets...Patton's Daughter: ReneeRenee Patton is a cop determined to see justice done. But the discovery of a human skull has stirred up her own ghostsas well as feelings for the rancher who found it. For Daniel Barnard, she believes she can give up the past and have a future. If only his mother wasn't hiding something.Patton's Daughter: Meg For single mom and sheriff's deputy Meg Patton, it's time to r... more info>>
Ann Caldwell doesn't know who she is. She doesn't really know what she is, either.Growing up, she wanted just one thingher father's approval. But she never got it. When she was little she was too much girl and later she wasn't enough woman. She even became a cop to please him. Now he's gone and she realizes how empty her life has become. She'd like to fall in love but doesn't know the first thing about getting a man. Even worse, the one man she wants is her partner, Juan Diazwho has ... more info>>
When a blizzard strands Fiona MacPherson and her students in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, their only hope of survival is to seek shelter at Thunder Mountain Lodge. Their host is John Fallon, a handsome, enigmatic war veteran haunted by secrets and scars that may never heal. John Fallon never imagined he'd be playing host to this captivating teacher and her eight teenage charges. But when his solitude is shattered by their arrival, his world shifts on its axis. He needs Fiona--but does she need h... more info>>
When a blizzard strands Fiona MacPherson and her students in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, their only hope of survival is to seek shelter at Thunder Mountain Lodge. Their host is John Fallon, a handsome, enigmatic war veteran haunted by secrets and scars that may never heal. John Fallon never imagined he'd be playing host to this captivating teacher and her eight teenage charges. But when his solitude is shattered by their arrival, his world shifts on its axis. He needs Fiona--but does she need hi... more info>>