A clean, sweet historical romance set in 1873.
Rancher’s daughter Sarah Wilerson has been engaged to Ethan Paulson, a Clear Creek hotel manager, for two years. Although Ethan is a nice man, Sarah has postponed the wedding twice, unsure whether she can live and work in the family’s hotel—alongside an overbearing mother–in–law.
West Point–trained Captain Marcus Brenner was stationed at Fort Wallace in western Kansas, and wounded in a skirmish with the Cheyenne Indians. He has been discharged from the army and recuperating at his uncle’s ranch in Ellsworth County, Kansas. There he meets Sarah, who helps him recover from his wounds and nightmares. Marcus falls in love with Sarah, but refuses to consider marrying her because of her engagement to another man. And, due to his battle injuries, he may not be able to give Sarah the houseful of children for which she yearns for either.
Unable to bring herself to go through with her wedding on the third date set, Sarah leaves her groom at the altar and rides after Marcus, determined to convince him to marry her.
Fate throws a challenge in their path when they suddenly become guardians of six young children. Can Sarah convince Marcus to become the father the children need, and the husband she wants?
Readers Await This Dramatic Conclusion to the Beacons of Hope SeriesTessa Taylor arrives in 1870s Upper Peninsula, Michigan, planning to serve as a new teacher to the town. Much to her dismay, however, she immediately learns that there was a mistake, that the town had requested a male teacher. Percival Updegraff, superintendent and chief mine clerk, says she can stay through winter since they won't be able to locate a new teacher before then, and Tessa can't help but say she is in his debt. Little does she know that Percival will indeed keep track of all that she owes him. Determined to become indispensable, Tessa throws herself into teaching, and soon the children of the widowed lighthouse keeper have decided she's the right match for their grieving father. Their uncle and assistant light keeper, Alex Bjorklund, has his own feelings for Tessa. As the two brothers begin competing for her hand, Tessa increasingly feels that someone is tracking her every move, and she may not be able to escape the trap that has been laid for her.
“From first page to last . . . an engrossing novel” of betrayal and espionage on a colonial outpost during World War II (The New York Times). In a British colony in West Africa, Henry Scobie is a pious and righteous man of modest means enlisted with securing borders. But when he’s passed over for a promotion as commissioner of police, the humiliation hits hardest for his wife, Louise. Already oppressed by the appalling climate, frustrated in a loveless marriage, and belittled by the wives of more privileged officers, Louise wants out. Feeling responsible for her unhappiness, Henry decides against his better judgment to accept a loan from a black marketeer to secure Louise’s passage. It’s just a single indiscretion, yet for Henry it precipitates a rapid fall from grace as one moral compromise after another leads him into a web of blackmail, adultery, and murder. And for a devout man like Henry, there may be nothing left but damnation. Drawn from Graham Greene’s own experiences as a British intelligence officer in Sierra Leone, The Heart of the Matter is “a powerful, deep-striking novel . . . of a spirit lost in the darkness of the flesh” (New York Herald Tribune).
Jennifer Graeme is just blossoming into womanhood when tragedy befalls her family and she is left in charge of six younger brothers and sisters. Relatives move in to take over the family home and split up the children, and Jennifer feels she has no option but to flee with her siblings, taking refuge on the family's houseboat then at remote mountain cabin. But she will need a miracle to keep the children together and safe. That is when unexpected help steps in.
Can love bring him home again?
After losing his first love, Cole Turner shoves his pain deep, trades in his horse for a motorcycle and becomes a rescue worker, living life to help rebuild homes of those hit by tragedy. On his way home to the ranch for a visit he’s run off the road by the beautiful, asleep-at-the-wheel veterinarian with a chip on her shoulder and suddenly for the first time since he shut the door to his heart a flame of life sparks…however the maddening woman needs help but is too stubborn to know it.
Susan Worth might need help but the maddening Harley-riding-wanderer offering to help her is not right for the job-or is it that he’s too right for the job and she’s afraid? Because of the matchmakers jumping in-including Cole’s older brother who is doing some matchmaking of his own-Cole and Susan are thrown together and sparks are flying like wildfire threatening to burn up everything in its path.
The town is enjoying the show and everyone in town is thrilled to have Cole home and determined that if they have their way he’ll be home to stay.
Welcome to the Turner Creek Ranch where the legacy of love lives strong.
Books in the TURNER CREEK RANCH series:
Treasure Me, Cowboy (Book 1)
Rescue Me, Cowboy (Book 2)
Complete Me, Cowboy (Book 3)
Sweet Talk Me, Cowboy (Book 4)
Kiss Me, Cowboy (Book 5)
Cindy Morrow is busy trying to keep a promise to her mother who died in an automobile accident, and she’s determined to make her cookie store a success. Widower, Jonathan Griffin, is busy raising his five-year-old twins after his wife died in the same accident over a year ago. Neither of them have the time or inclination to even think of how much they long for someone to share their lives with.
But Jonathan’s twins want a mommy for Christmas and they’ve bonded with Cindy. If Santa can’t bring them a new mommy, they’ll pray for one. Their daddy says God answers prayers and they are sure He’s going to answer this one. And if He needs any help, they are more than willing to do all they can to get the two together. With God on their side, how can their daddy and Miss Cindy resist each other?
He's a risk taker, she's never taken a risk in her life...now she'll risk everything to win his heart.
Seamstress, Sammy Jo Lovely has never done a risky thing in her entire life. Now, alone and with a promise to her beloved granny that she’ll actually do the things on her bucket list, she’s moved to Windswept Bay to change her life. Learning to scuba dive is top of her list, along with swimming in the ocean, taking a boat ride and feeling the sand between her toes…yes, her life has been sheltered. Maybe being near the ocean and a dive shop will inspire her to actually do something. Then she meets her handsome new neighbor and what she wants in life takes on a whole new meaning.
Adventure lover and dive shop owner, Jake Sinclair isn’t sure why his quiet, slightly klutzy new neighbor has opened her “Lovely You” women’s boutique next door to his dive shop, it’s a very unlikely combination-just like they are. But, when he catches sight of her bucket list, he’s intrigued and can't help but offer to help her check a few things off…such as “kissing on a moonlight beach.” But when it comes to “falling in love” he might be increasingly drawn to everything about Sammy “So” Lovely however that might be one thing on her list he can’t help her check off.
On the romantic shores of Windswept Bay can Sammy Jo help Jake realize that opening up to love is a risk worth taking?
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