Kaitlin Farley, now known as Mazaska Zi Ista by her Oglala band members, has been blessed by the Great Spirit. She is preparing to marry her promised one, the attractive and fierce war chief. Enemy warriors, however, have different plans. Kaitlin is captured and used as bait to lure the mighty Spirit Bear to his demise. How can such a man live a leader's life when his heart and motivation have been stolen from his side? The war chief must make an impossible decision: does he risk his community for the life of his one true love, or does he let the only woman to stir his blood go and be lost to him forever?
Three romantic suspense novels from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Jigsaw Files novels.Butterfly A tough-as-nails detective is on the case of a murdered celebrity photographer—and hot for the star witness. But as things heat up and they grow closer to each other, the killer grows closer to them . . .Bloodlines When a child’s skeleton is found hidden in a wall, Olivia Sealy’s past resurfaces. Her former sweetheart is the detective assigned to the case, which reminds her of the kidnapping ordeal she underwent as a child. Plus, there is the matter of the kidnapper the police never apprehended . . .Mimosa Grove A Louisiana woman’s gift of second sight leads her to a missing girl, and the mystery man of her dreams . . .“[Sala] spins an intricate tale of treachery and terror.”—RT Book Reviews on Mimosa Grove
Beautiful young Charisa Templeton always loved her father's old friend the Marquis of Mawdelyn – and as a child she roamed Mawdelyn Priory with his nephew Vincent, whom she adored. Saddened to hear that the Marquis has died – she's glad his heir, Vincent, will be coming home from his army posting in India to claim his title. But then Fate strikes another blow with the news that Vincent has been killed! Reluctantly, Charisa and her father prepare to welcome the next in line – half-French Gervais Mawde.
But as soon as he arrives they sense something is wrong. Penniless, he immediately sets about selling off the family treasures and dismissing loyal servants, even the Vicar! Worse still he forces his attentions on a shy and unworldly Charisa. But just as she begins to despair, her prayers are answered and Vincent appears – alive, but in terrible danger. Someone is trying to kill him and now they realise who! None other than Gervais who is not only a murderer but also a Devil worshipper, planning to use innocent Charisa in his satanic Black Mass. The question is, can Love conquer the forces of darkness?
Falcon Hunt awakens without a past, or at least not one he can recall. He's got brothers he can't remember, and he's interested in the prettiest woman in the area, Cheyenne. Only trouble is, a few flashes of memory make Falcon wonder if he's already married. He can't imagine abandoning a wife. But his pa did just that--twice. When Falcon claims his inheritance in the West, Cheyenne is cut out of the ranch she was raised on, leaving her bitter and angry. And then Falcon kisses her, adding confusion and attraction to the mix.
Soon it's clear someone is gunning for the Hunt brothers. When one of his brothers is shot, Falcon and Cheyenne set out to find who attacked him. They encounter rustled cattle, traitorous cowhands, a missing woman, and outlaws that take all their savvy to overcome. As love grows between these two independent people, Falcon must piece together his past if they're to have any chance at a future.
A young mother’s troubled past catches up to her—and sets her heart aflame—in this spellbinding western romance set in California’s untamed past. Sierra Nevada, 1867. Susannah Walker has fled to Angel’s Valley with her three-year-old son, seeking safety and a place to start over—a place where no one knows her name or who she used to be. But she never dreamed the past would come looking for her . . . Bounty hunter Nathan Wolfe was hired to find Susannah and take her home to stand trial for her crimes. Carrying his own regrets in his heart, Nathan is committed to fulfilling the job. But as he gets to know Susannah, he begins to wonder if she’s truly the criminal he’s been told she is. In order to get to the bottom of the mystery he’ll have to gain her trust, which is the one thing Susannah does not give away easily . . . “Jane Bonander reaches to her readers’ hearts.” —RT Book Reviews
Fresh from heroic exploits in the Battle of Trafalgar, Captain Conrad 'Tiger' Horn has returned to Portsmouth take command of a magnificent new ship, The Invincible, which he is to sail to Antigua to defend British trading routes against American privateers and, of course, the French.
But the fly in the ointment is that he is obliged to take with him on his voyage his cousin, Lady Delora Horn, whom he has never met but whom he already loathes, assuming that she is cut from the same cloth as her obnoxious brother, the Earl of Scawthorn, who has arranged for her to marry in Antigua a certain Lord Grammell, who is the Governor of the British island.
Conrad at once feels sorry for her, as Lord Grammell is not only past sixty and notorious as a drunkard, he is also hugely fat, unpleasant, foul-mouthed and debauched.
And he is only interested in marrying Delora for the large fortune she has inherited from her American mother as he will be able to control it once they are wed.
But Delora's appearance comes as a shock to Conrad. Far from the hard-faced mature woman he anticipates, she is young and utterly lovely with eyes the colour of the deep blue sea, golden hair, and with an air of unsophisticated and unspoilt innocence.
Soon amid perilous battles on the high seas when Conrad is seriously wounded in the leg by enemy grapeshot, the beautiful Delora saves the Captain's life and limb and love blossoms between them.
But so does despair for she is already unwillingly betrothed to the monstrous Lord Grammell, who is waiting eagerly for her when The Invincible eventually does arrive in Antigua.
After a time of heartache and loss, Simone Winthrop discovers a tantalizing letter from her French great-grandmother, which seems to suggest that she is heir to a family treasure. Ever practical, Simone assumes the claim is baseless, but her best friend encourages her to find out for sure. Despite her deep-rooted fear of flying, Simone boards a jet to travel to Paris at Christmastime to uncover the truth.
During the long flight, Simone meets the charming Kyle Larsson, who's on his way to France to become an apprentice clockmaker. Though they abruptly part ways, an unexpected rendezvous in the French Alps at Simone's family's clock factory may lead to the discovery of the family treasure . . . and so much more.
For anyone who is wearying of staying home, Melody Carlson invites you to spend Christmas with her in the beautiful French Alps this year. So pull on your mittens, tie your scarf tight, and prepare yourself for a magical mountain holiday.
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