Second chances come at the most unexpected times.... Widow Laura Beth Yoder longs for a family of her own. So much so that shes preparing to leave the sleepy Amish town she calls home to find love. But a terrible storm washes out the creek, forcing her to wade in and save the life of an Englisch man and his adorable infant son. As they recover at the farm, the baby brings sunshine and joy, while the handsome outsider is filled with shadows...and secrets. Joshua King owes his life and his sons to Laura Beth. Still, lingering at her farm is out of the question. He must fulfill a promise he made to his estranged wife on her deathbed: to deliver their son to his Amish in-laws. With his dark past, Joshua has no other choice. But his plans never took this sweet and surprising Amish widow into account. She just might be his second chance at happiness...and love.
©2019 Patricia Davids (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Beatrice Kingdom (Bee to her friends) wakes up in hospital in Tuscany. After an accident on a film set leaves her burned and scarred, she feels her whole life has been turned upside down. Bee is offered the chance of recuperating in a stunning Tuscan villa in the company of a world-famous film star, the irascible Mimi Robertson. Here amid the vines and olive groves, Bee quickly finds theres more to the place than meets the eye, not least a certain Luca (and Romeo the dog). As she comes to terms with her injuries and her new life takes shape, Bee will have to travel a road of self-discovery...and make a huge decision. A joyous, funny, and moving tale, Dreaming of Tuscany is a triumph, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Jenny Oliver.
©2019 T.A. Williams (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Christmas Forever is the eighth book in the number one best-selling clean romance series The Inn at Sunset Harbor which begins with For Now and Forever. Thirty-five-year-old Emily Mitchell fled her job, apartment, and ex-boyfriend in New York City for her father's historic, abandoned home on the coast of Maine, needing a change in her life and determined to make it work as a B&B. She had never expected, though, that her relationship with its caretaker, Daniel, would turn her life on its head. Christmas and New Year are fast approaching in Sunset Harbor, and Emily Mitchell is nearing her third trimester. While they continue to develop their new private island, a new business opportunity arises - one Emily had never anticipated and which could change everything. Roys time left to live is running out fast, and as Christmas looms and all are busy preparing, Emily knows that this will be the most meaningful one of her life. It will be an inspirational holiday season, one that changes their lives forever. Christmas Forever is the eighth book in a dazzling, wholesome romance series that will make you laugh, cry, keep listening late into the night, and make you fall in love with the contemporary romance story all over again.
©2017 Sophie Love (P)2017 Sophie Love
One magical winter's night in Venice, Didi fell in love. But it ended - and he left without even saying goodbye. Now, 13 years on, Shay Mason is back. Of course the old spark is still there, but that's as far as it goes. Didi won't let the past unsettle her present: as manager of one of the most stunning hotels in the Cotswolds, she's happy at last and soon to be married. Anyway, Shay isn't staying. He's made a promise to his wayward father, that's all. He's going to keep it. And then he'll be gone. But Shay's return stirs up long-forgotten emotions in idyllic Elliscombe, and the scandal that led him to leave raises its head once again. More than one person isn't telling the whole truth. The time has come for buried secrets to come to light. And it seems that this was someone's intention all along.... From the beloved and best-selling author of Maybe This Time and Three Amazing Things About You comes a fabulous new novel about love, friendship and finding the way to your best life.
©2021 Jill Mansell (P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
A promise between brothers. A secret that threatens to tear a budding romance apart. Maggie Price is resilient. After her husband died, leaving her a young widow with an infant son, she returned home to Candle Beach to create a new future for them by purchasing the Bluebonnet Cafe. She loves her life, but something feels like its missing.... Jake Price promised his younger brother hed take care of his wife and child if something happened to him while deployed overseas. Now, five years after his brothers death, Jake vows to fulfill that promise and take care of Maggie and her son, Alex. Maggie tries to fight her attraction to Jake, but he knocks down her resistance and they fall in love. Will she still feel the same if she knows the real reason hes in Candle Beach? The Candle Beach Sweet Romance series novels are "clean and sweet" contemporary romances that can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels and have happily ever after endings with no cliffhangers. Candle Beach Sweet Romances Sweet Beginnings Sweet Success Sweet Promises Sweet Memories Sweet History Sweet Matchmaking Sweet Surprises
©2017 Nicole Ellis (P)2019 Nicole Ellis
Christmas is a time for second chances...and for love. Elizabeth Cranwell's children left home, her husband divorced her and dissolved their shared business, and she's set to spend Christmas alone. Without her husband or the thriving business she spent years of her life building, Elizabeth doesn't know who she is or what to do with her days. She's dreading spending her first Christmas alone when her friends convince her to book a holiday at the Waratah Inn. Robert Patch thought things couldn't get any worse when his only daughter married a controlling and angry man. That was until his grandchildren arrived. When his son-in-law won't allow Robert to stay with them over the holidays, Robert does the next best thing and books into a nearby inn so he can see the children. He is pleasantly surprised when he meets a woman who reminds him of the love he lost so many years ago, in a way that reawakens a heart he'd long thought dormant. Filled with memorable characters, from a cheeky possum to a cook who moonlights as an amateur counsellor, this sweet, small-town Christmas story celebrates the camaraderie of a life lived in community and second chances at life and love. A stand-alone, heartwarming Christmas romance for fans of Sheila Roberts, Debbie Macomber, and Debbie Mason.
©2019 Black Lab Press (P)2020 Black Lab Press
Mary Rutherford dreads Christmas time. Having grown up in one of the most influential families in town, her Christmas holidays are spent attending her fathers company Christmas party and silently blending into the background. This year, however, her parents insist she plan the party, and with little help from her mother, Mary reaches out to an old friend for help: Brighten Smith. Brighten Smith recently moved back to his hometown to escape California and the disappointment of a failed relationship. Helping his grandmother at her local bakery provides him the opportunity to catch up with old acquaintances and friends. When he finds Mary Rutherford needs a caterer for her familys grand Christmas party, he volunteers for the job, though he has zero experience. As he learns more about Mary, he finds he wants to do more than cater her party; he wants to give her the best Christmas ever. Can he and Mary pull off a successful Christmas partnership? And can Brighten give Mary an unforgettable Christmas?
©2020 Katharine E. Hamilton (P)2020 Katharine E. Hamilton
Home isnt just a place.... Amish widow Ruth Mast wants nothing to do with the handsome man from her past who just returned to Cedar Grove. Ruth learned the hard way that Owen Masts restlessness always causes trouble. But when a little Amish girl appears on Owens porch, lost and afraid, Ruth has no choice but to help the man who only ever causes heartbreak.... All Owen wanted was to make amends with Ruth and her family. He never imagined that little girl Grace - or the strange mystery surrounding her - would bring him closer to Ruth. Or that a tender and unexpected attraction would quickly take hold of them both. But even a wandering heart can grow roots...when there is hope for love.
©2019 Patricia Davids (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
Ever since Emma read Pride and Prejudice, she's been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So, naturally, when Emma falls for Blake Hampton and he invites her home to meet his parents, she is positive an engagement is in her future. After all, Blake is a single man in possession of a good fortune, and thus must be in want of a wife. But when it turns out that what Blake actually wants is more of a hook-up than a honeymoon, Emma is hurt, betrayed, and furious. She throws herself deeper into her work as CMO of Kinetics, the fastest growing gym franchise in the nation. She loves her work, and she's good at it, which is why she bristles when her boss brings in a consultant to help her spearhead the new facilities on the East Coast. Her frustration turns to shock when that consultant turns out to be Blake's younger brother, Lucas. Emma is determined not to fall for Lucas, but as she gets to know him, she realizes that Lucas is nothing like his brother. He is kind and attentive and spends his time and money caring for the less fortunate. What she can't understand is why Lucas continues to try to push her back into Blake's arms when he so clearly has fallen as hard for her as she has fallen for him. Realizing that her love life is as complicated as anything Jane Austen could have dreamed up, Emma must find a way to let Blake know that it's time for him to let her go and to let Lucas know it's time for him to love her back.
©2017 Julie Wright (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The story of a woman who always gets what she wants by number-one New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Maya Banks Tycoon Theron Anetakis had only one problem - and she just walked through his door. With his business takeover complete, he'd intended to arrange a marriage for himself to further secure his future. However.... Little Isabella Caplan had blossomed into a voluptuous vixen with plans of her own, and they didn't include letting the executor of her father's estate arrange a marriage for her to another man! She had pined for Theron long enough. Now it was time to seduce her hot-blooded hotel tycoon and bring him to one bended knee.
©2013 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2015 Recorded Books
Return to Safe Haven, where a new beginning with your first love is only a heartbeat away.... Yasmin Tanner has devoted her life to making other peoples dreams come true. But between running Safe Havens womens center and caring for her brother, the long days - and lonely nights - are catching up with her...until Officer Liam ODwyer knocks on her door. She had good reasons for breaking Liams heart all those years ago, but that hasnt made sharing their small town any easier. Shes missed him - thats painfully clear to her now. But thats not the only secret shes keeping from him.... Ever since Yasmin left, Liam has kept his head down and his chin up. But when a woman from Yasmins womens center goes missing, leaving her teenage son alone, it hits home for Liam. Hell do whatever it takes to reunite this family...even work closely with the one woman he cant forget. Yet as late summer days turn into cozy autumn nights rekindling the past, Liam suspects Yasmin is hiding something. And where her loyalties fall could mean the difference between lost love and a second chance at forever.
©2019 Lee Tobin McClain (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
Izzy's life is about to change soon in the biggest way possible. She is excited and nervous and torn about whether or not to give her ex, Rick Savage, another chance. Rick has tried to be a better man. He's gone through anger management classes and really seems to be making an effort. But is that enough? Does she owe it to him, to them, to try one more time? Or is it okay for her to move on and possibly even consider a future with someone else? Not that she is looking to do that, but there is someone else who she has known as a friend for a long time. He's a very good friend, and at times, she wonders if there could be something more there. But, she has bigger things to consider first. Someone other than herself, and it's all new to her. But, her sister Mia is there to help. Izzy is now living with Mia since her condo was renovated. And Mia has a promising new romance. And there's a lot going on with the Hodges family, too. Kate has a very big announcement, and Lisa learns that she has been violating a major rule for her bed and breakfast. So, changes are coming....
©2021 Pamela M. Kelley (P)2021 Pamela M. Kelley
From number-one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy comes the first book in the Whisper Lake series! Set in the majestic Colorado mountains, the books feature sexy romance, heartwarming emotion, family drama, compelling mystery, and a town full of fascinating characters. Once you come to visit, you'll never want to leave! After her third broken engagement, Gianna Campbell comes home to help with the family business and to heal her heart, only to realize that she has become the town joke - dubbed the runaway fiancée. If that wasn't bad enough, who should show up in town but her former crush Zach Barrington, a man who has other reasons to hate her. Zach returns to Whisper Lake not only for a job opportunity but also for a chance at personal redemption. The last person he wants to see is Gianna, who once got him kicked out of the only place that made him feel whole. But when an accident sends her into the lake, their first face-to-face meeting in years leaves them both breathless. And suddenly, the past feels a lot closer.... Zach and Gianna back away as fast as they come together, both wary of more danger to their damaged hearts. But their search for a truth leads them to surprising secrets, life-changing revelations, heartbreaking emotion, and the chance for a love more powerful than they ever imagined. Can they trust each other the second time around?
©2019 Barbara Freethy (P)2021 Barbara Freethy
The world knows him as Prince Perfect. Shes about to discover the truth. Prince Federico diTalora is all too aware of his dreaded nickname: Prince Perfect. Hes spent his life guarding his reputation, cognizant of the duty he owes his country and its citizens. But as a widower with two rambunctious boys, the strain of being an ideal son, father, and prince has pushed him to the breaking point. Pia Renati is in San Rimini to stay with her best friend, whos pregnant and on bed rest. Faced with hours of downtime, Pia is tempted when Prince Federico, with his Mediterranean good looks and unimpeachable reputation, invites her to spend time with him and his two boys. As Federico and Pia chase the boys around the palace gardens, they find themselves drawing closer. Pia didnt travel to San Rimini for romance - its the last thing she wants - though theres no denying her attraction to Federico. But can she trust Prince Perfect with her heart, when she sees all too clearly the pain he hides from the world? Falling for Prince Federico is the fifth book in the Royal Scandals: San Rimini series. The six-book series includes: Fit for a Queen Going to the Castle The Princes Tutor The Knights Kiss Falling for Prince Federico To Kiss a King Falling for Prince Federico was previously published by Harlequin. This is an updated, expanded edition, bringing the story into the modern Royal Scandals world.
©2020 Nicole Burnham (P)2020 Nicole Burnham
Two chefs are catering the 15th-birthday parties of two girls who are definitely not friends. Only one of the celebrations will be chosen to be featured in the local paper. And both chefs have something to prove. Tony Sanchez, the established executive chef of a New York restaurant, is on a long-overdue visit home to Miami. Hes committed to making the celebration the best it can be - for the sake of his niece, the rest of his family, and his reputation. Sara Kelly hadnt known much about quinceañeras before she agreed to cater one for her niece. Its a chance to both help her family and to promote her brand-new restaurant in Miami. From her Cuban sister-in-law, Sara learns about quince traditions, appreciating the meaning behind them. When Tony was growing up, Sara was his best friends little sister; now, he sees her in a very different light. But his last relationship with another chef ended in disaster...and Sara knows that, once the parties are over, hell be gone. Can either of them entertain the idea of a new romance? This irresistible romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe.
©2021 Caridad Pineiro and Hallmark Publishing (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
An instant connection that can weather any storm...until their dreams collide. When Gretchen Roberts graduated from college, she planned on a brief stay in her hometown of Candle Beach. Ten years later, she's still working for her parents and wondering how her life got so off track. Luckily, she's got a plan for the future, which hinges on being hired for the lead sales job at a luxury housing development south of town. With a referral from her best friend Maggie, she's a shoo-in for the job. But there's one little snag... Parker Gray grew up knowing he'd work for his parents' real estate firm in nearby Haven Shores. What he didn't expect was that he'd be in constant competition with his older brother. He's got to get out of there before he loses his mind, and the sales position at Oceanview Estates seems like a perfect way of reaching that goal. Gretchen and Parker meet by chance and are instantly attracted to each other...until they find out they're both after the same job. Who will win the coveted position? And when the dust settles, will they still want each other? Like Hallmark stories, Candle Beach Sweet Romances are clean and sweet and have happily-ever-after endings with no cliff-hangers.
©2017 Nicole Ellis (P)2019 Nicole Ellis
From matchmaking carolers to a festive lights competition, four best-selling authors explore the magic of the holidays in these heartwarming small towns. The Perfect Christmas by Carolyn Brown Rugged cowboy Landon Griffin can't help being smitten by single mom Dixie Boudreaux and her baby girl. To help win their hearts, he wants to give them both the perfect holiday at Longhorn Ranch - baking cookies, trimming the tree, building snowmen, and the whole works. But when nothing seems to go right, he might need a Christmas miracle to help him out of the mess. Joy to the World by Hope Ramsay Retired music teacher Brenda McMillan has lost her holiday spirit, but reluctantly agrees to fill in for the director of the Magnolia Harbor Christmas Chorale - even though Dr. James Killough, the town's biggest Christmas enthusiast, is the group's accompanist. Will he have enough Christmas magic to mend her broken heart? Home for the Holidays by Rochelle Alers Pastry Chef Iris Nelson is looking forward to spending Christmas on Cavanaugh Island with her best friend's family. But she wasn't expecting to celebrate with their very handsome visitor on leave from Afghanistan. Is their attraction just the glow of the season or a gift to enjoy forever? A Christmas Cowboy at Heart by A.J. Pine For Deputy Sheriff Daniela Garcia, no hometown tradition makes her happier than the Meadow Valley Holiday Light Parade. This year she's planning for the sheriff's office to have the most dazzling lights. But when the new mayor - and certified Grinch - threatens to cancel the event, Dani will have to show him the true meaning of Christmas. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Carolyn Brown, Hope Ramsay, and Rochelle Alers (P)2020 Forever
Welcome to Safe Haven, where love - and a second chance - is just around the corner.... Sunny, carefree days splashing in the ocean - its the life Anna George has always wanted for her five-year-old twins. And now that theyve made it to Safe Haven, South Carolina, she wont let anyone stand in her way. Not the abusive ex shes just escaped and not the rugged contractor who caught her setting up house in the shuttered beachfront cabins hes refurbishing. When he offers Anna and her daughters a place to stay in exchange for her help with renovations, shes tempted. His gentle way with her girls makes her want to trust him, but shes been wrong before.... A family is the last thing contractor and former military man Sean ODwyer wants right now. But when he discovers Anna and her girls, he recognizes kindred spirits. Theyre survivors whove seen the worst of people, just like he has, and hell do anything he can to help them. As he and Anna spend their days bringing the cottages back to life and their nights sharing kisses in the warm bayou breezes, Sean must choose between the life he always wanted and the family he cant live without.
©2019 Lee Tobin McClain (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Jamie always adored True Love Bookstore and Café, and now shes the owner. But businesses are struggling in her small town, and her beloved store is threatened by a new retail development scheme. Sawyer, Jamies former high school sweetheart, startles her when he comes to town for the first time in 15 years. She soon learns hes the architect of the proposed development, and hes there to sell local business owners on his plan. Sawyer had no idea that Jamie had bought the bookstore and poured everything she had into it. If he takes it over, hell break her heart a second time. Jamies discovery of a box of old love letters and valentines might hold the key to saving her shop. And after all this time, could love be in the cards for Jamie and Sawyer, too? This sweet romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto.
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A fan favorite from Lies Jane Austen Told Me has her own story as Silvia Bradshaw begins her Hollywood career loving every aspect from the glamour and style of Audrey Hepburn to the behind-the-scenes filmmaking magic - and she is ready to prove her worth as the newest film editor at a major production studio in Hollywood. A studio scandal and lawsuit jeopardizes her job and forbids her from seeing love interest Ben from a rival studio.
©2018 Julie Wright (P)2018 Shadow Mountain
There's no better place to spend Christmas than on the Chesapeake Bay, where it's always the perfect season to start over. Former police officer Paul Thompson has come to the little town of Pleasant Shores to heal his PTSD. The prescription involves volunteering, therapy, and most of all, a stable routine for his young son. Falling for Amber Rowe, however, would make that stability impossible. Even though she immediately bonds with little Davey, Amber's future is filled with uncertainty, and Paul can't bear to see his son love and lose someone else. Amber got to know Paul's late wife while writing a book about cancer. In doing so, she learned a secret that could tear Paul's world apart. Keeping her distance is the best way to avoid unwittingly causing turmoil for a man she's come to care about more than she ever intended. But as Christmas draws near and their joint volunteer project develops, so does the depth of their feelings. And soon, Amber will have to choose between keeping a promise and committing to a risky love.
©2020 Lee Tobin McClain (P)2020 Recorded Books
Charlotte Kingsley loves to write and dreams of having her reimagined fairy tales published, but she keeps getting rejected over and over. And to top it all off, her best friend, Anders, gets engaged, making her realize shes going to lose the Prince Charming who lives next door. After yet another rejection letter, Charlotte decides to switch gears. What if she wrote a book about celebrating women for who they really are instead of trying to create a fantasy world for them to visit? She could call it The Cinderella Fiction, fill it with practical advice for living authentically, become ridiculously successful, and then find the confidence to tell Anders how she feels before its too late. Encouraged with her plan, Charlottes new book practically writes itself, and a small publisher offers to publish it. As its a small company with limited resources, Charlotte decides to sink money into hiring a premier publicity firm to make her book a best seller. She also discovers that Anders has called off his engagement and wants to try a relationship with Charlotte. Suddenly her fairy tale dreams seem to be coming true. However, Charlottes publicist has very specific ideas about how to market the book - and the author. Charlotte, with her average looks, cluttered apartment, and penchant for ice cream, must undergo a total transformation in a social media makeover. People who see Charlotte through a carefully curated Instagram account will relate and naturally want to buy her book. At first, Charlotte is excited to enter this fantasy world and play dress up, and Anders reluctantly agrees to go along with it, even though it means hes largely out of the picture. But the toll of her new life soon proves exhausting. Telling women to be authentic even while she herself is undergoing elaborating staging to get just the right image makes her feel like a fraud. Meanwhile, her relationship with Anders is falling apart, since he suspects their relationship is just another one of her carefully curated images. Charlotte must decide what she believes in: the fairy tale persona or the woman Anders has always loved - before hes gone forever.
©2019 Julie Wright (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
Hes heralded around the world as a romantic icon. The last thing he needs is to fall in love. King Eduardo diTalora is riding a popularity high, thanks to his political acumen, his charitable endeavors, and above all, the storybook romance he had with his late wife, Queen Aletta. He plans to use that goodwill in the best way possible, to push long-term projects that will benefit his country. When Claire Peyton, the new American ambassador, pitches a project of her own, Eduardo wonders if its possible to find love a second time. But as Claire and Eduardo face the political and personal repercussions of time spent together, each of them must choose between their duty to country and their love for each other. But when the world sits in judgment, does love stand a chance? To Kiss a King is the sixth book in the Royal Scandals: San Rimini series. The six-book series includes: Fit for a Queen Going to the Castle The Princes Tutor The Knights Kiss Falling for Prince Federico To Kiss a King
©2020 Nicole Burnham (P)2020 Nicole Burnham
When Jocelyns grandmother calls her asking for help, she drops everything and heads back home to Harmony Creek, Colorado. Her grandmother runs a living history museum and homestead where volunteers wear period clothing from the early 1900s and demonstrate how to make soap and shear sheep. The place is in financial trouble, and it needs the revenue from the annual festival to survive. Jocelyns grandmother has broken her leg, and Jocelyn takes over the organizing. Theres just one thing that makes this a little awkward: Mack, whos divorced and whos now the caretaker and blacksmith at the homestead. Jocelyn and Mack have their own shared history, which includes both stolen kisses and teenage rivalry. Even as the past and present collide, they have to save the museum. Matchmaking grannies, a meddling mutt, and a flood of fun festival activities might just be enough to overcome their differences and forge two broken hearts back together.
©2021 Jennie Marts and Hallmark Publishing (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Laid off from her teaching job in the city, Jemma Monroe takes a job teaching in a tiny town and rents a house on the outskirts. A visitor soon shows up at her door - a horse. His owner, a handsome neighbor in boots and a cowboy hat, comes by to collect him. When single dad Wyatt Langford meets Jemma, it's the first time he feels interest in a woman since his wife left. But she's his daughter's new teacher, so they both know they should keep their distance. Nonetheless, Wyatt keeps finding excuses to spend time with Jemma, and Wyatt's daughter becomes more and more attached to her. With them, Jemma discovers the good things about country life, from starry skies to smores cooked over a fire. But she still misses her past life in the city. Is there any reason for them to dream of a future together? This sweet cowboy romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Classic Italian Lasagna.
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Her protector is off-limits. James is broken and running from a past he cant face. Hes fine living his solitary life, away from anyone who he could hurt. Love was the last thing he deserved. Layla is finished with her no-good ex-fiancé. Just when she thought shed rid him from her life, James shows up claiming that shes in danger and must come with him. Confused and hurt, Layla discovers that her world is destroyed. Despite warning bells, she agrees to travel with James down to his hometown of Honey Grove. Determined to keep himself closed off, James tries to fight his feelings for Layla. But shes sweet and gentle and just the thing that's been missing in his life. If he could only find a way to forgive himself from his past mistakes, hed love her like she deserves. If you love broken heroes who are gruff but gentle, youll love Her Protector. A sweet romance where two broken hearts are trying to find love together.
©2019 Anne-Maire Meyer (P)2019 Anne-Marie Meyer
Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal - until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again? Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin, King Richard II's closest advisor, Lord Shiveley - a man twice her age, with shadowy motives - Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village. Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them. More than Evangeline's future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England's monarchy. Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?
©2016 Melanie Dickerson (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers
A feel-good, funny second chance romance proves it's never too late for love in the small Texas ranch town of Silverlake. Firefighter Jake Braddock is used to fixing things, and he's never met a problem he couldn't solve-except for his sweet ex-girlfriend Charlotte Nash. Charlie Nash has been a big-city girl ever since her family made a clean break from their small town, after the tragedy that drove a wedge between Jake and her wealthy parents. She's never gotten over abandoning Jake - and he hasn't, either. Then Charlie returns to Silverlake to stand as a bridesmaid opposite Jake in her cousin's wedding. The event sparks awkwardness, laughter, and heartbreak as they dance to the tune of the craziest bride in the west...and repair broken family bonds. Can their long-lost love find a second chance?
©2020 Liz Maverick and Karen Kendall (P)2020 Tantor
Jennifer Carlson returns to Eureka Springs in spite of her promise to never move back. Newly graduated, her only goal is to help her dad and get out of town. However, the good-looking biker has her second guessing what she really wants. High school principal Robert Allen has never been so conflicted. He was attracted to Jen before she walked into his office for an interview. Her sass, her attitude, and the pain she tries to hide behind those big blue eyes make her unforgettable. Jen needs a job, but she also longs for someone to see the real her and want her anyway. Rob could be that guy if only he can convince her she doesn't have to run away from her future.
©2019 Charity Bradford (P)2019 Charity Bradford
Evergreen, Vermont, is about to be in the rearview mirror of Allie Shaws vintage red pickup truck. Its hard to say goodbye to her small town and her veterinarian practice, but shes moving to Washington DC, where her big-city-loving boyfriend lives. Ever since Ryan Bellamys wife died, he hardly knows how to celebrate Christmas. Hes decided to take his daughter Zoe to Florida, and Evergreen is just a quick stop on the way to the airport. While theyre there, Zoe partakes in a local tradition, making a Christmas wish on the snow globe at the town diner. But neither Allies nor Ryans Christmas goes as planned. Theyve checked their wish lists twice, and they didnt say anything about meeting someone new...or about a fresh chance at love. This magical, feel-good romance includes a free Hallmark recipe for Vermont Christmas Card Cookies.
©2019 Nancy Naigle and Hallmark Publishing (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Greta loves her job as assistant librarian. She loves her best friend, Will, the high school civics teacher and debate coach. She even loves her mother despite her obvious disappointment that Greta is still single. Then she meets Mac in the poetry section of the library, and she is smitten. Mac is heart-stoppingly gorgeous and showers her with affection - poetic text messages, and free hot chocolate at the local café where he works. The only problem is that he seems to be a different person in his texts than in his face-to-face conversation. When the Franklin Library is threatened with closure, Greta leaps into action. She arranges for a "battle of the bands" book jam, hosts a book signing by a famous author, and finally, stages a protest that raises more than a few eyebrows. Through it all, she slowly realizes that it is Will, not Mac, who she turns to for support and encouragement. Mac has the looks; Will has the heart. How can she choose between them? Check Me Out is a contemporary romance - with just a hint of Cyrano de Bergerac - that reminds us that it is what's on the inside that matters most.
©2018 Becca Wilhite (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
When Isabella accidentally switches phones with Chase Hawkins, the hottest guy in school, she finds herself making an unexpected connection with her secret crush. There's only one problem: her awful stepmother and two horrible stepsisters would freak out if they knew. Plus, she's sure Chase will run if he finds out he's been texting the school nobody. But things get interesting when he gets paired up with her in physics class. Will it blow her cover?
A sweet teen romance by New York Times best-selling author Victorine E. Liekse.
©2017 Victorine E. Lieske (P)2018 Victorine E. Lieske
Return to Chesapeake Bay, where broken hearts find ways to heal. Ria Whites chemistry with Drew Martin had always kept their marriage together - until suddenly it didnt. Now a single mom, hotel manager Ria is at a loss when one of her teen daughters starts spiraling. Panicked, she calls on her ex-husband for backup, but shes not prepared for the man hes become - or how he still makes her heart race. After his divorce, Drews feelings of failure only compounded when vision loss forced him to leave the police force. And now hes carrying the guilt of leaving his children behind, as well. Drew is determined to make things up to his daughters, but hes less sure where he stands with Ria. Can they overcome their past to reunite their family, this time forever?
©2020 Lee Tobin McClain (P)2020 Recorded Books
Welcome to Hathaway House, a heartwarming and sweet military romance series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Here youll meet a whole new group of friends, along with a few favorite characters from Heroes for Hire. Instead of action, youll find emotion. Instead of suspense, youll find healing. Instead of romance...oh, wait...there is romance - of course! Welcome to Hathaway House. Rehab Center. Safe Haven. Second chance at life and love. When Navy SEAL Cole Muster entered Hathaway House weeks ago, he was doing well. His meds were under control, his recovery was progressing at a safe rate, and he was getting better every day. But left to his own devices, Cole pushed himself too hard and took himself off his medication - and ended up causing himself harm and earned himself time in a hospital. Now hes returned, hoping that Hathaway House can get him back on track one more time. RN Sandra Denver feels responsible for what happened to Cole. She was his nurse and should have realized that he wasnt ready to leave Hathaway House. His setback was her fault, or at least she could have prevented it, if shed made sure he was taking those meds she gave him daily. Now that hes back, shes finding it hard to trust not just him but herself. And she understands, when Cole has a hard time trusting himself too, it wont make his recovery any easier. For Coles sake, Sandra must help him overcome his stumbling blocks as well as her own. With any luck, theyll find a second chance at recovery, for both of them, at Hathaway House.
©2019 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2020 Beverly Dale Mayer
A heartwarming novel about rediscovering past loves and remembering that home is where the heart is. Its the beginning of December, and the town of Port Landon is covered with snow and glowing with festive cheer. Working at the Port diner, Kait Davenport is counting down to Christmas the same way she does every year, serving fruitcake and cinnamon-flavoured coffee. But when she unexpectedly runs into her high school sweetheart, Branch Sterling, she knows this Christmas is going to be different. The holiday season marks the first anniversary of his beloved Grandma Addies passing, and Branch must face the task he has been putting off for so long.... Its time to return to the house hes inherited - the house he once called home - and make peace with his loss. Branch is determined to lay his painful memories to rest and finally move on. But he has rekindled a fire in Kaits heart, and when she offers to help him recreate Grandma Addies legacy Christmas dinner for the whole town, their hope for a second chance burns bright. Will Kait convince Branch that he belongs in Port Landon and that their love is just as strong as their Christmas spirit? Fans of Mary Ellen Taylor, Carolyn Brown and Pamela Kelley will love The Winter Berry House!
©2020 Caroline Flynn (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
The last thing she can fix is her own life. Until one mans offer changes everything. Theres been one constant in Belle Boots nomadic life. Horses. Shes lived in Roses, North Carolina, for a couple years, but lately the universe seems to be telling her its time to pack up her equine therapy practice and move on. Maybe Florida. Or California. But when shes offered a horse-friendly fixer-upper near where she grew up, her usual sense of adventure gives way to a longing for something familiar. Salt air, wheeling seagulls, summer sand between her toes. Wilmington. Home. The universe, with its brilliant sense of timing, chooses that moment to muddy up her plans with a man whose emerald-green eyes and rich Scottish accent do funny things to her pulse. Andrew Branfield knows what its like to have important things slip through his fingers. A marriage. Money. Though Belles teasing voice and smoky gray eyes stir the ashes of his loneliness, his first priority is doing whatevers necessary to keep his daughters favorite equine therapist from drifting away. He never expected when he set out to build Belle the barn of her dreams that hed be building something else: a home for their hearts. Sometimes you have to leave a place to discover its really your home.
©2020 Josie Riviera (P)2020 Josie Riviera
Anything is possible in Silverlake, Texas, when love takes the reins.... Rhett Braddock swore to himself that he'd never return to Silverlake. But when the opportunity arises to buy a piece of his lost, happier youth, he's drawn to the community - and the family - he once loved. Mending fences might not be as hard as he thought - until he ends up in bed with his best friend's sister. Julianna Holt is over Rhett Braddock. So what if he's a self-made billionaire? His less-than-flattering dash the morning after they spent the night together made it clear he wants nothing to do with her. Besides, she has her horses and the Holt stables to save. So when Rhett buys the Holt property as a favor to her brother, Jules makes him feel as welcome as a skunk at a garden party...but is it possible that Rotten Rhett isn't so rotten after all? Or is the Texas heat melting her resolve to hate him?
©2020 by Elizabeth A. Edelstein and Karen A. Moser (P)2020 Tantor
Welcome back to the town of Evergreen. Katie, an author struggling to write her second novel, heads to Evergreen, Vermont for a holiday retreat - only to get an assignment to write an article about the town. On the train, she meets Ben, a former big-city reporter whos now a librarian in Evergreen. Katies initially skeptical about Evergreens love of Christmas; the place seems too good to be true. Meanwhile, Bens wary of Katies intentions. Hes protective of his hometown, and he knows all too well how cynical the media can be. Then a hunt for a 50-year-old time capsule leads to a remarkable discovery. As Katie and Ben get caught up in the communitys past and present, they both begin to envision new possibilities for the future. This sweet small-town romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Cranberry Crostini.
©2020 Hallmark Publishing (P)2020 Hallmark Publishing
Felicity should have suspected something when she got hired to take pictures at a resort in Belize, all expenses paid. When she arrives and bumps into her ex-fiancé Aiden, she realizes shes been set up. His grandmother is playing matchmaker, and every time she turns around, Grams is forcing Aiden and her together. But she cant fall for him again. It was a disaster last time, and she doesnt want to repeat the past. Aiden cant believe Felicity is at his resort. She broke his heart five years ago, and hes determined not to allow it to happen again. But one disaster after another keeps forcing them together, and hes sure Grams is behind all of it. Hes just not sure how long he can hold out without pulling Felicity into his arms and confessing that he never really got over her. Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex is a sweet romance, and it is a stand-alone novel.
©2018 Victorine E. Lieske (P)2019 Victorine E. Lieske
Emma Kelly needs a Christmas miracle. Nick Shepherd loves his life in Salt Spring Island, where he sculpts in a studio with the grizzled and talented artist Mike Nagorski. Mike's estranged daughter, Emma Kelly, arrives in their quiet haven, and though Nick is immediately drawn to her, he tries to resist his feelings. There may be Christmas magic in the air, but Nick knows it can't last forever.... BookShots Flames Original romances presented by James Patterson Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop listening
©2017 Lauren Hawkeye, James Patterson (P)2017 Hachette Audio
She lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant. But she might just gain what she's always wanted... if she makes it in time. The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor baron's daughter? It seemed too good to be true. On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalen's servant forces her to trade places and become her servant, threatening not only Magdalen's life but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of. When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen begins to suspect he carries secrets of his own. Together, Magdalen and the shepherd uncover a sinister plot against Wolfberg and the duke. But with no resources, will they be able to find the answers, the hiding places, and the forces they need in time to save both Mallin and Wolfberg? New York Times best-selling author Melanie Dickerson beautifully reimagines "The Goose Girl" by the Brothers Grimm into a medieval tale of adventure, loss, and love.
©2017 Melanie Dickerson (P)2017 Zondervan - Thomas Nelson
Lilly is hiding from the world. Theo is focused on his billionaire business. Neither has time for love - or so they think. Lilly Franklin has won a stay at The Royal Quinton Hotel. She intends to stay in her room and use room service for everything she needs. Shes trying to forget how an evil ex-boyfriend changed her life beyond recognition. Theo Myerscough is also staying at The Royal Quinton. Hes there strictly on business. His job is to provide his father with a detailed report on the ancient hotel. Once Theo has done this, his father can begin his hostile takeover of the property. The hotel is not up for sale, but that isn't going to stop the ruthless Myerscough family from proceeding with their plan. Lilly and Theo literally collide with each other in the hallway of the hotel. Theo is surprised at his instant attraction to Lilly, and all thoughts of business flee his mind. When Lillys mum later asks a favor of him, he immediately agrees as it means spending a lot of time with Lilly. Lilly is not so sure about her mums plan. While she likes Theo, she doesnt want to be dragged away from the safety of her hotel room. However, when mum insists, Lilly reluctantly agrees to her plan. As Lilly begins to fall for Theo, shes unaware of the secret hes keeping from her. The secret which will break her heart.
©2018 Gillian Rogerson (P)2019 Gillian Rogerson
Once upon a time in Paris, Lindsey, an idealistic young painter, and Jack, the son of a hotel owner, fell in love. Before Lindsey returned to New York, she and Jack wanted to attach a lock to the Pont de Arts bridge - a traditional way to symbolize their eternal devotion. But they accidentally dropped their lock into the river. And although they made plans for Jack to join her in New York, he never did. Twenty years have passed. Lindsey, now a divorced businesswoman, has returned to Paris with her daughter, who will be studying art at the Sorbonne. Lindseys own dreams of being an artist are long gone. When Lindsey and Jack meet again, all their memories come rushing back...along with their regrets. Could they recapture the magic they shared when they were young? Or will it be too late for a love they once believed would last forever? This book includes a free recipe for French Potato Salad with Haricot Verts.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Lacey Myers is on the fast track to success. Living in Boston, working for a major retailer, and up for a promotion. Fate intervenes and sends her back to her hometown of Fair Bend, North Carolina. She hasn't spent more than a few days back home in 10 years. Will sparks fly when she runs into Mason Peters, the man she left behind? When faced with the choice to stay or go, which path will she choose this time? Join Lacey in this holiday story of going home again, reconnecting with people from the past, and making choices about life and love.
©2017 Angie Ellington (P)2018 Angie Ellington
Come home to Safe Haven, where the best Christmas surprises arent the ones under the tree. Holly Gibson has one wish this Christmas season: to find her young nieces father. And shes traveled hundreds of miles to the small town of Safe Haven to make that wish come true. But the mysterious Cash ODwyer is nothing like she expected. Strong and kind, he makes her heart beat faster. And suddenly, that little secret shes keeping about her sister stirs up all kinds of guilt.... Cash is stunned - and more than a little wary - to discover hes a father. Having a family of his own was never part of his plan...until sweet baby Penny and her fiercely independent aunt Holly arrive in town. Now hes trimming trees and stuffing stockings for three. But when the ghosts of Cashs past threaten the future of his fragile new family, hell do whatever it takes to be the father Penny needs - and the man Holly deserves - for more than just the holidays.
©2019 Lee Tobin McClain (P)2019 HarperAudio
Elizabeth ist Anfang dreißig und hat eine schmerzvolle Scheidung hinter sich. Sie steht vor dem Nichts und beschließt, ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Elizabeth geht nach Rom, lernt Italienisch und genießt das Leben. Es folgen vier weitere Monate in einem indischen Ashram, wo sie sich in endlosen Meditationen übt. In Bali schließlich erfährt sie die glückliche Balance zwischen innerem und äußerem Glück. Mit Selbstironie, Charme und Intelligenz erzählt die Autorin von ihrer Reise durch die Welt und zu sich selbst.
©2006 Berlin Verlag GmbH (P)2006 Lagato Verlag
From a small town called Port Landon comes a beautiful sweet romance about finding a place to truly call home. Paige Henley has always dreamed of owning a bakery, but her busy life in New York City has never left much room for following her heart. So, when shes given the chance to move to Port Landon to set up her own bakery, shes ready to take a leap of faith and make her dreams a reality. When single dad and local veterinarian, Cohen Beckett, enters Paiges bakery for her grand opening, theres an undeniable connection, and Paige cant help but notice an unfamiliar feeling in her chest. But ever since his wifes tragic death, Cohen has built his own defenses around his heart. The last thing he expects is for a stranger to ignite a spark he thought was lost forever. Yet Paige has a kindness the whole town finds infectious, and soon Cohen realizes that her gourmet cakes aren't the only thing impossible to distance himself from. Will Paige be able to fulfill her dreams and find love in her new home? A heart-warming summer romance perfect for fans of Carolyn Brown, Mary Ellen Taylor and Pamela Kelley!
©2020 Caroline Flynn (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited