This is the story that inspired the acclaimed Burt Lancaster film, Go Tell the Spartans. It's 1964--early days in South Vietnam--and the U.S. Army Raiders have garrisoned a town that the French abandoned ten years before. The Viet Cong attack; the Americans reinforce. They're not about to repeat the mistakes of the French! "'Sad, bawdy, and compelling," wrote the Detroit Free Press. Prophetic, too, of how the larger war would end. Revised 2015 edition.
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.
A fresh start. A sunny beach town. One summer to rediscover her life.
**NOW A USA TODAY (August 6, 2020) BESTSELLER!**
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.
The illegitimate child of runaway lovers, lovely young Areta is condemned after her parents’ to life in the shadow of her beloved and equally beautiful cousin Lady Millicent… Despised by her aunt and uncle as a “bastard child”, she’s fated never to be a débutante like Millicent, never to attend glamorous Society balls… and never to marry…
Unless it’s as part of her plan to save Millicent from a cynically arranged marriage to the Duke of Kerncliffe! After all, the two girls have always looked so very much alike – how hard can it be? But even she weaves her web of deceit, Areta dreads what will happen when the Duke discovers he’s married the Wrong Duchess.
The New York Times–bestselling author of Candle in the Window delivers “a great hero, a gripping plot and all the color and excitement of the Middle Ages” (Laura Kinsale).
Bound by the King . . .
The document, signed and sealed by King Henry himself, commanded Lady Juliana of Lofts to marry Raymond, Count of Avraché.
Shattered by the Past . . .
She refused, though it was treason to defy one’s king. What man would have her once he discovered her secret?
One Knight Would Crusade for His Lady’s Heart
Yet Raymond would not be denied. And when he came for her, she’d learn that even the strongest will cannot resist the softest touch.
Praise for Christina Dodd
“Nobody writes historical romance better.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times–bestselling author
“Treat yourself to a fabulous book—anything by Christina Dodd.” —Jill Barnett, New York Times–bestselling author
“Dodd’s intelligent historical romances never fail to please.” —Publishers Weekly
After centuries of violence between the feuding McBrara and MacSteel clans in the Scottish Highlands, a fragile peace is about to break into a new war when the one of the MacSteels’ shepherds is murdered by the McBraras.In a desperate attempt to avoid further bloodshed before the imminent visit of the English King George, the Laird of the MacSteels proposes that they unite the clans with a marriage – and the Earl of Braradale agrees. And so the Laird’s daughter, the elfin young beauty Fyna, is obliged to marry a man she has never met – the Earl of Braradale himself.For his part, the Earl is dreading the marriage, imagining that she will be “pious and heavily built”, while for her part Fyna too dreads a loveless union with a man she doesn’t love and who will look down her as his inferior. As the two clans celebrate their wedding the reluctant bride and groom begin to become acquainted and from the start, both are pleasantly surprised to find that they have much in common – but it is only when the life of her new husband is imperilled by her murderous cousin Hamish that Fyna realises that she has fallen in love.
It is bad enough that the beautiful Manella’s heartless uncle is threatening to sell her adorable English Setter, Flash and her beloved horse, Heron. But when he dashes all her hopes and dreams with a forced marriage to an aging, decrepit but rich Duke, she flees astride Heron with Flash at her heels to a rural village where she finds employment as the Marquis of Buckingdon’s cook. Out of the frying pan and into the fire, she is embroiled first in a wicked poison plot and then highway robberyAnd, as her trusty animals save the day and the dashing Marquis saves her life, Manella realises that she has now lost her heart.
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