Loving a Wild Stranger
A woman running from her past… straight into the arms of an untamed man
In a moment of desperation, Kathleen Stanton flees her pampered life in Kingston, New York and ends up stranded in a small town in the Michigan Territory. Out of money and forced to rely on her instincts, she impersonates a handsome stranger's mail-order bride.
Committed to her deception, Kathleen calls herself Michelle and starts her new life with Luther in an isolated cabin in the wilderness. Luther can't believe his luck when his beautiful bride arrives, but something doesn't feel right about his new wife. Michelle has terrifying nightmares involving a man named Roger and is reluctant to talk about where she came from.
Luther's friend, Redfeather visits and tries to convince Luther to send Michelle back east. Distrusting Michelle, he warns Luther that his bride is not what she seems. But Luther is in love with Michelle, and he is harboring a secret of his own—one that might force Michelle to reject him when she learns the truth.
Michelle falls in love with Luther and adapts to her new way of life. Together, they face off against brutal townspeople and overcome harsh living conditions. When they finally give in to their desires and agree to become a proper man and wife, a dark figure from Michelle's past resurfaces and threatens to destroy everything.
A fresh start. A sunny beach town. One summer to rediscover her life.
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A new beach read series set in the beloved village of Summer Beach.
When Marina Moore’s life blows up on national television, she seeks refuge at her grandmother’s beach house called the Coral Cottage. Now in her mid-forties with children in college, Marina is in dire need of her grandmother's gutsy advice to a well-lived life. Marina meets an old friend, Ivy Bay, proprietor of the Seabreeze Inn, who encourages her to share her love of food at the local farmer’s market. Soon Marina’s sister Kai arrives on a summer break from her musical theater troupe. Together, the sisters discover new paths bound to change them forever. If only those changes didn’t require such long leaps of faith.
Jack Ventana, a newspaper writer and confirmed bachelor nomad, is on a six-month sabbatical to write his first book. The only company he wants is his inquisitive Labrador Retriever puppy, but when he receives a call from an old colleague, he finds his life altered in ways he never imagined—including the prospect of romance.
What began as a short, reclusive holiday is destined to change Marina’s life, especially when Jack’s research uncovers her grandmother Ginger’s hidden past. Join the fun in Summer Beach, where the bonds of friendship and love prove unbreakable.
From the author of the bestselling Seabreeze Inn at Summer Beach book series, the Coral Cottage is a new chapter on the sunny coastline. Get it now in ebook, hardcover, paperback, and large print. Audiobook coming soon--mark it on your wish list. For women's fiction readers of Mary Kay Andrews, Elin Hilderbrand, and Mary Alice Monroe.
“I love how the women in Jan’s stories are always intelligent and strong business women. At the core of all her books is a strong, close-knit family.” - Reviewer B.J.T.
“Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance.” - USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster
“[Jan Moran is] is a compelling voice to follow.” - Booklist
“Each of Jan Moran's books is captivating and reflects her love of the written word, as well as her insatiable curiosity.” - Reviewer Andrea S.
Beautiful, demure and dutiful Oletha the blessed heiress to her late mother’s vast fortune. But the blessing becomes a curse when her father tells her ‒ ‘ because you are so rich, you will find the average decent English gentleman will never ask you to be his wife.’
Worse still he intends to marry her off to a famously dashing Duke. It goes against everything she believes – and especially her mother’s precious words – ‘trust your heart and remember too the most valuable thing in the whole world is not money but love.
Soon she is to discover which of her parents is right, which is wrong and whether she will ever find love she so wants.
In this heartfelt historical romance, an Englishwoman and a Scottish Laird seek healing from the scars of war and betrayal.
London, 1953. Life is getting back to normal after the war and Christina Camble is one of those looking to the future. But her trust in men is destroyed when she discovers her fiancé has a wife and child. Giving up her job and flat, she flees London and moves to Scotland, where she hopes to get her life back on the right track.
Christina’s peaceful life is interrupted when she meets handsome, reserved Alex MacDonald, the Laird of Craiglogie. Physically scarred and emotionally wrecked by his experiences in World War Two, Alex can’t help but be drawn to the sensitive and beautiful newcomer. But as Christina and Alex cautiously grow closer, a romantic rival does everything she can to drive a wedge between them. Can these two, who have lost so much, learn to love and trust again?
Petula is young, breathtakingly beautiful and, after her father’s death, stricken with grief and with poverty as well. The family Manor is all but falling down, she is at the mercy of her dissolute loser of an uncle, who plans to sell her off in marriage and pocket the lion’s share of her dowry!
Then Fate in the shape of a carriage crash brings a dashing Major to Petula’s door.
And so begins Petula’s thrilling rollercoaster ride through the twists and turns of love.
Can she find the strength to heal the wounds of her past--and open her heart again?
A widow at just thirty years of age, Rose Finlay is determined to put all ideas of marriage and family behind her and pursue an independent life. But when she notices a young woman about to be led astray by a roguish aristocrat, bitter memories from her past arise, and she feels compelled to intervene. The unintended consequences of her efforts will ultimately force Rose to reexamine her life in a new light.
As the guardian of his two widowed sisters' financial and domestic affairs, John Milburn carries heavy responsibilities for a single man. But he's faced with his biggest challenge when his headstrong niece falls prey to the attentions of a powerful man who could ruin both her and her family.
When Rose and John join forces to protect his niece, they put everything they hold dear--including their growing attraction--in jeopardy.
Desperate to escape her fate, Kamala runs away from her brutal uncle who was to force her into a marriage with an even more brutal man of sixty. On her way to Southampton she meets a stranger, but after a hunting accident she nurses him back to health, which is the beginning of a series of adventures for them both. An audacious plan sees them boarding a ship destined for Mexico. But when they arrive, they have to face the deadly threats of a Spanish Don who has set his sights on only one prize… Set in 1839, this thrilling tale across land and sea charters their exciting but dangerous journey, before their mutual bravery and love takes them to paradise.
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