KILTY SECRETS by Anna Markland
Clash of the Tartans, Book 1
Highlander adventure. Highlander Romance. Kilty secrets abound in this romantic comedy!
As the chief’s second son, Ewan MacKinloch resents being offered up as the sacrificial lamb in a marriage arranged to end a 300-year feud with the MacCarrons.
Ewan trades places with a one-armed clansman in the hopes Shona MacCarron will refuse to go through with the wedding, but unbeknownst to him, Shona, too, has traded places with an aunt known as Lady Lazy-Eye so she can avoid the marriage arranged after the recent death of her father.
Confusion reigns when alchemy draws them to each other and they risk aiding the cause of factions plotting to usurp the hereditary MacCarron chieftaincy.
Will each discover the other’s KILTY SECRETS?
SWEET RESOLUTION by Mimi Barbour
The Mob Tracker Series – Book #3
Ever since her brother’s murder at the hands of his own gang members, revenge, born of hate, drives Cassidy Santino to make those killers pay.
Recent rumors hint that a female was among the murdering group, which means her search needs to continue. Still working at the bar that doubles as the gang’s HQ, Cass walks the nightly tightrope of staying out of the clutches of the she-devil boss/gang leader, as well as the men who mistake her for being weak, especially the L.A. scumbag who’s taken an inordinate dislike to her.
One thing she can’t lose – the affections of the detective whose patience with her stubbornness is wearing thin. When he’s taken hostage, life goes into an even deeper spiral of conflicts and tension.
Detective Trace McGuire can’t bear to watch the love of his life being sucked into the darkness and dysfunction of the Lipstick Club where she bartends. He wants her free of the nightmare. But when he’s taken prisoner, how can he help her?
Hell… how can he help himself?
CHEATING DEATH: THE GAMBLING GHOSTS
ANTHOLOGY by Jo-Ann Carson
A saucy mix of fantasy adventure and romance
There is a teahouse in a small Pacific Northwest town where unusual things happen. A spicy collection of spirits, an eccentric tea-leaf reader and breathing humans fill the pages of this anthology with humor, love and a wee bit of terror. Each novella is a stand-alone story published and well-reviewed on Amazon.
A Highland Ghost for Christmas – Librarian Maddy Jacobson’s best friend gives her an early Christmas present, a mischievous, Highland ghost.
A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day – Widow Abigail Jenkins takes the only job available in Sunset Cove: night cleaner in the notorious, haunted teahouse.
Confessions of a Pirate Ghost – Escaping the clutches of a mobster, art forger Harley Davis dives off a yacht in the middle of the night and swims ashore to a small town where the only light comes from inside a haunted teahouse.
The Biker Meets His Match– When Charlene Walker, a tattoo artist with a sweet tooth for bad boys, starts a boycott of the haunted teahouse, no one alive or dead is safe.
KISS IN THE DARK by Sharon Ashwood
Book 4 in the Corsair’s Cove Chocolate Shop series
The last thing he wants is to rest in peace.
Captain Daniel Blackthorne, the swashbuckling pirate they called the Wolf of the West, was cursed to death by a jealous witch. Since that day long ago, he’s haunted the attic rooms of Red Gem’s Chocolates in sleepy Corsair’s Cove. The rules of the curse are clear: He has until Hallowe’en night to help the women of Blackthorne blood find true love, or his soul is doomed forever.
When Eloise Wilson moves in above the chocolate shop, she’s unprepared for a spectral roommate. Sadly for Blackthorne, she’s terrified of ghosts—and with good reason. Gifted with the Sight since childhood, she’s seen hauntings end in gruesome tragedy. Worse, family and friends think she’s just a pretty young college grad with an overactive imagination. When she finds out her new home is haunted, the last thing she expects is a ghostly captain who rewrote the book on seduction.
But Eloise can’t save his soul until he heals her heart, and Hallowe’en is only days away. Blackthorne is the darkness she fears, even if his touch is as sweet as anything from the shop below. He’s delicious, but he’s dangerous, and Eloise knows better than to taste what she can’t have.
And yet lovers are like chocolate—for some, only the dark will do.
KISS ON THE BEACH by Shelley Adina
Book 3 in the Corsair’s Cove Chocolate Shop series
Bittersweet is only an acquired taste if you haven’t been craving it half your life …
Jamie Finlayson can’t imagine a more magical place than Corsair’s Cove. His family has deep roots here—and all Jamie has ever wanted is to build homes where other people can put down their own. If only the woman he’s loved since high school shared his dreams and hopes! She left the moment she could to chase her own dreams… but now she’s back for Pirate Fest and he has one more chance.
Brynn Kato is CFO of Ocean Technology, the first woman ever to be appointed to the executive staff of the tech company. Why now, of all times, does she have to go back to Corsair’s Cove? Her only connections with the place are her cousins and a weird inheritance—one quarter of a haunted chocolate shop. She’ll sell her share and leave the town behind—again. The last thing she expects is a reunion with a certain carpenter who has only grown more attractive since her junior-high crush on him. She’ll just overlook the thing about the ghosts.
Can the high-powered but lonely executive and the homebuilder without a home find their way to what each needs most? Or will his sweetness and her bitterness be as incompatible as chocolate and lemon cream? And as the veil between worlds becomes thinner with the approach of Halloween, the Wolf of the West is getting more desperate in his quest to bring the last members of his family to true love …
“Love is a sweet adventure—especially in Corsair’s Cove! I always love Shelley Adina’s books!” —Bella Andre (aka Lucy Kevin), New York Times bestselling author of The Sullivans
KISS IN THE WIND by Rachel Goldsworthy
Book 2 in the Corsair’s Cove Chocolate Shop series
Her life was semisweet—he added the honey and spice.
Food chemist Livy Tarbert can taste how delicious it’ll be to return to Corsair’s Cove and develop fabulous new treats for the family chocolate shop. But when her recipes call for nuts, she’s thinking almonds, not Bonney the parrot channeling Great-Aunt Ruby from the Other Side. Livy operates solo—whether she’s jogging or working in the kitchen—and she certainly hadn’t planned on family interference … or tavern owner Mack Johanssen. Yet there he is, always trying to add a little honey to her life.
Mack’s a total team player. It’s why he loves running the Zephyr’s Rest tavern and the Chamber of Commerce and the Corsair’s Cove baseball team. So he’s more than happy to help out newcomer Livy. But Livy’s got her own plans. How’s a guy to get to first base with a woman who doesn’t even see him standing in front of her with his heart in his hands?
Unless he believes Ruby’s old ghost stories and accepts a little help from Livy’s pirate ancestor, the Wolf of the West …
“Kiss in the Wind is funny and whimsical and as delicious as the best chocolate.” —Nancy Warren, USA Today bestselling author
KISS AT THE COVE by Lee McKenzie
Book 1 in the Corsair’s Cove Chocolate Shop series
Life is like a chocolate-covered cherry—glossy on the outside; a sweet, sticky mess inside.
Two Mr. Wrongs don’t make a right. That’s why Prudence Parker has ended her engagement—twice. But she loves weddings and believes in happily ever after—which is a good thing, since she’s the only wedding planner in Corsair’s Cove, and the quaint coastal town is a popular Pacific Northwest destination for couples tying the knot.
And, with its history of pirates, ghosts and assorted ne’er-do-wells, Corsair’s Cove is a charming place to call home. After being stood up at the altar, marine biologist Spencer MacKewan moves to the Cove to accept a position at the research station. The wedding-that-wasn’t has left him more relieved than brokenhearted, and he’s determined not to make that mistake twice. Falling for Pru Parker is definitely not in the plan. Then trouble comes in the form of a chocolate shop, an inheritance gone wrong, and a clutch of long-lost cousins. When Pru’s plans for the rest of her life begin to crumble, Spencer helps her pick up the pieces.
There’s more than salt in the air at Corsair’s Cove. Desperately fighting an old curse, the pirate ghost known as the Wolf of the West is determined to help the last descendants of Blackthorne blood find true love before he vanishes forever on Hallowe’en night. But this is a quest like no other. Even a skilled sea captain will encounter heavy weather when he tries to push the gun-shy and the twice-burned into each other’s arms…
SHAG LAKE by Susan McEachern
Geri McKenna hasn’t seen her brother’s best friend, Sean Eastman, since he graduated high school. Sean left their little town of Pembroke just hours after she nailed him with a kiss behind the shed, never to be seen or heard from again. No calls, no texts, no social media to stalk online.
Eight years later, Sean resurfaces in their hometown unannounced. Blinded by his looming height, crystal blue eyes and the guns he’s grown since high school, Geri thinks it’s just a happy coincidence that he’s back at the same time she’s taken leave from her dead-end job to come home for her brother’s wedding. It doesn’t even enter her mind that Sean’s return coincides with the mysterious disappearance of a woman in the vicinity of Shag Lake in nearby Algonquin Park.
Until she bumps into him at the crime scene.
Determined to revive her flagging career in journalism, Geri’s investigation into the missing woman leads her into the clandestine world of an alien cover-up, with Sean Eastman at the center of it all. So when he comes to take her into hiding from a corrupt shadow government that wants to permanently shut her down, Geri must decide if Sean is a trustworthy friend or one of the people who wants her dead.
TEMPTED BY MR. WRONG by Jacquie Biggar
Falling for her step-brother is a mistake T.J. doesn’t want to repeat, but one look into those sapphire blue eyes and she’s ready to give him whatever he wants.
Tammy-Jo Hawthorne’s marriage was floundering, but she never expected her husband to make her the laughing stock of Magnolia.
And she definitely didn’t expect to trip over him in their front yard after he’d been murdered.
Jason McIntyre was forced out of his home and the love of his life by the man who’d haunted his nightmares for ten long years.
Now Jason’s back–and he wants revenge.
FALSE CONFESSION by Sylvie Grayson
Did Glory fall for the wrong man, or is someone lying?
Music teacher Glory has given up on men, with good reason. Then she meets the handsome lead guitar player in the band she has just joined.
Alex, body builder and construction foreman, is determinedly single because he’s given up on women. But that’s before he meets the keyboard player who just joined his brother’s rock band. Suddenly his interest is revived and he goes on a crusade to gain Glory’s attention.
But when Alex disappears and the police claim they have a confession giving damning evidence against him, Glory has to make a decision. Can she trust the man she’s fallen for, or has she been fooled into believing a lie?
HIDDEN by Shereen Vedam
Tales of Ryca, Book 1
Come out, come out, wherever you are…
A fugitive from an evil sorcerer, GILLY hides among shadows, tortured by memories of the family she lost. Her twisted leg is both a hindrance and a reminder of her tragic past. For twenty-three years, she disguises herself as an eccentric goat herder and lives alone at the edge of an idyllic village. Who would notice her here?
From a distance, she keeps a maternal eye on her only remaining sister, ANNA. But in a moment of crisis, her fantasy of safety is shattered. Her use of magic lifts the veil and now she and Anna must flee again. The evil sorcerer, and the malevolent King he serves, are on their scent.
A perilous journey across unknown terrain with family, friends and strangers, leads Gilly and Anna back to the beginning. To discover hidden secrets, earn forgiveness for past discretions and perhaps even find enduring love. If they manage to stay alive long enough.
WHOLE LOT O’ LOVE by Bonnie Edwards
Ashlee Branton’s lottery win is giving her and her son a new, settled life back home.
Except that returning to Blaine, Washington means facing her son’s father, Brick Harcourt, in a most unsettling way.
Ashlee deserted Brick and his less-than-accepting family when she’d become pregnant. Refusing to be just a statistic, she worked hard to raise their baby on her own. But as luck would have it, she has a chance to repair what she broke back then. Dare she take one more chance on love?
But Ashlee has two pasts now, one with Brick and one with an ex who wants to crash their reunion. Will she run again or stay and sacrifice money for love?
THE HEALER by LizAnn Carson
Aura Weavers Book 1
Imagine a land…
Life in the Midland follows the seasons from planting to harvest, and into the fallow months of storytelling and feasts. Nothing had disrupted the peaceful, primarily agrarian way of life for hundreds of years.
It is a world predicated on magic…
Surrounding the planet and contributing to the prosperity of the land is the Aura, a force nobody can explain but none doubt.
A group of people known as Weavers walk the byways, bringing their skills to town and hamlet. Weavers are born with an innate Auric connection, and are able to manipulate the Aura’s energy for specific uses.
Willow has been a Healer all her life. She uses the Aura to enhance her own rich knowledge of healing plants and energetic techniques. She might weave a template showing a broken bone how to mend, a fever to abate, a birth to proceed smoothly.
And then, into this peaceful life—catastrophe.
Two alien men crash near one of the major east-west trails. No one can imagine where they came from. They bring with them a mysterious box whose energy disrupts the Aura, leaving Willow and Weavers everywhere shaken and afraid, not only from the loss of their powers, but also because the box has the potential to become a pawn in a struggle for domination.
From the moment she rescues them, Willow’s life is entangled with these men, and with the struggle to save her world.
FLY AWAY WITH ME by Susan Lyons w/a Susan Fox
Blue Moon Harbor #1
“The perfect scorching summer read” – Kirkus *starred review
Known for its rugged beauty and eccentric residents, tiny Blue Moon Harbor is big on love…
For busy lawyer Eden Blaine, a trip to a Pacific Northwest island she’s never even heard of is far from a vacation. Eden’s ailing mother has tasked her with finding her long-lost aunt, who once had ties to a commune on the island. Still reeling from a breakup with her longtime boyfriend, romance is the last thing Eden is looking for. But her gorgeous seaplane pilot has her wondering if a carefree rebound fling is exactly what she needs…
Aaron Gabriel has no illusions about happily ever after. His troubled childhood made sure of that. But he does appreciate a pretty woman’s company, and Eden is the exact combination of smart and sexy that turns him on. Still, as he helps her search for her missing aunt, the casual relationship he imagined quickly becomes something much more passionate—and much harder to give up. Can two people determined to ignore romance recognize that their heated connection is the kind of love destined to last?
HOOK, LINE & SINKER by Ev Bishop
River’s Sigh B & B, # 4
Brian Archer, lawyer and infamous playboy, returns to Greenridge after a long holiday to find his life in ashes. Literally. His condo has burned to the ground, and with it, his delusion that he’s a footloose, fancy-free guy who doesn’t secretly crave a home and a place to belong.
Staying with his lovebird brother and sister-in-law at River’s Sigh B & B proves unbearable, only rubbing in his deep loneliness. As does getting to know one of the other guests, a damsel determined to get herself out of distress, without any help from him. What is it about sweet, troubled Katelyn that makes Brian want to go all knight-in-shining-armor? And why is he suddenly longing for things he doesn’t even believe in, like true love, marriage . . . ?
Single mom and wannabe entrepreneur Katelyn Kellerman needs to escape from Greenridge. Her safety, and that of her children, relies on it. Plus, she knows the hazards of trusting someone all too well. So why, after meeting Brian Archer, does she wish she could just stay put and build a home? With him.
No matter how they fight their feelings, Brian and Katelyn fall for each other hook, line and sinker—but life isn’t a fairy tale. Brian can’t live in limbo forever, Katelyn’s ex is increasingly threatening, and she needs to secure a future for her and her kids. Can they beat the odds, salvage the ashes of their pasts, and risk everything for love, or are they just fishing for trouble?
HOT AND FILTHY: THE HONEYMOON by Whitley Cox
Emma Everly didn’t know true love or happiness until she met enigmatic millionaire James Shaw. He turned her world upside down, all for the better, possessing her heart, body, and soul. He brought her over to the dark and dirty side and opened her eyes to the wild and kinky sex Emma didn’t even know she craved.
Now they’re married and ready to start their life together, and Emma realizes all her dreams are coming true. With a romantic honeymoon planned on a live-aboard boat in French Polynesia with nothing but her handsome husband and the fishes, Emma is positive James will take her body to newer and more extreme heights of pleasure. But James has other ideas, and even in the middle of their sexy sea adventure, their relationship is put to the test. Emma must find a way to come to terms with James’ demands or risk ruining their first holiday as husband and wife.
***A quick and funny story with nothing but sex, scuba diving, and newlywed bickering. Because these two deserve a chill honeymoon. As I’ve started telling people, it’s nothing but pure filth with the odd parrot fish sighting. Don’t expect the darkness and angst of the other books; this little story is meant to be light, fun, super dirty and give you all the happy feels.
***Warning, this book contains explicit sexual content, vulgar language, and BDSM***
Dreams and Promises comprises six short stories and novellas written by authors who live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It’s our way of honoring Canada’s Sesquicentennial. July 1st 2017 marks 150 years since our country became a Confederation. Thank you for helping us celebrate our nation’s milestone birthday.
My Baby Wrote Me A Letter by Jacquie Biggar
A family’s brush with the past will threaten the fabric of their lives. Grace Freeman is eight months pregnant, and with her navy husband away on a mission, she craves the security of her childhood home in Canada. When she finds a letter written by her long-lost mother, it creates a tear in the foundation of those she loves. Can Grace find a way to bring her family peace, or will a message from the past destroy their future?
Rendezvous by Anna Markland
Ian Donaldson is a gentleman clerk with the NW fur trading company. Newly arrived in Fort William from Scotland, he is immediately drawn to Nindaanis, a metis woman with an illegitimate child. When the baby’s voyageur father returns for the annual Great Rendezvous, Ian defies convention and fights for the woman he loves.
With Glowing Hearts by Reggi Allder
Would you leave everything you know to follow the man you love? A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot and a British nurse meet in London during the Blitz. Can the love that blossoms between them survive the ravages of war?
Once Upon an Attic by LizAnn Carson
Kate is Jamie’s ideal woman. His meddlesome grandfather agrees. Only two problems stand in the way: Kate has uncovered Gramps’ long-hidden love story, and Gramps is… a ghost.
Prairie Storm by Sylvie Grayson
It’s 1918, and prairie farmer Shane Narraway is doing his best to help feed the Allied troops overseas. But his real goal is to marry Emily Waddell. With the war news worsening daily, his brother fighting in Europe, and the outbreak of the Spanish flu, Shane’s life is about to unfold in ways he never imagined.
When the Boys Came Home by Alice Valdal
When Dot McGuire’s fiancé is reported missing during the Great War, she accepts the inevitable and builds a new life for herself. Then he comes home, suffering from amnesia. Does her future lie in the old dream, or in the changing world of the roaring twenties?
DIVING IN HEART FIRST by Yvonne Rediger
Deke said he’d keep Maddie safe, but didn’t realize he was the one at risk.
Maddie Windsor is getting on with her life, after a nasty break up. She is bound for the island of Utila and determined to achieve one of her fondest wishes–to pass her PADI scuba diving basic level.
Deke Ellis is also bound for the Utila Dive Lodge, except he was already volun-told to track Maddie by his boss, as a favour for the RCMP. Seven million dollars is missing and so is Alan Greenway, Maddie’s ex-boyfriend. If Alan shows his face in Utila, Deke has to stay focused, even if he finds Maddie unbelievably tempting.
Airman Connor O’Riley doesn’t believe in love. But when he crosses into a warzone to rescue a downed pilot, and finds an elderly Syrian couple has kept the man safe, he’s moved by the pair’s long-term devotion to each other to rescue them, too—and promptly lands himself in hot water. Shunted aside to a make-work, multi-branch detail under Army general Augustus Reed, Connor will do whatever it takes to clear his name—even if that means heading to Montana to marry the general’s daughter.
Sadie Reed is done with love. Her poor choices nearly got her sisters killed when she fell for a man entrenched in the drug trade. She’s ready to leave Chance Creek—just as soon as her sister Cass returns from her honeymoon. So when the handsome airman shows up at Two Willows, with orders from her father to help Sadie build a legacy project, she gives Connor one month to get it done.
Connor never thought he’d fall for Sadie, but when he learns she means to leave, he knows far more than his mission is at stake. Can he convince her to stay?
Or will love remain out of his reach for good?
AN ORCHID FOR PENELOPE by Helena Korin
Jonathan Greenley, a gentleman botanist, has brought back orchid cuttings from the Amazon and hopes to be the first to culture an orchid in England. Penelope, while on a quest of her own, tries to help in her aunt’s new conservatory.
One disaster follows another until Jonathan makes a surprising discovery, which changes his focus in life and Penelope manages to dig up a long buried family secret.
LETTER FROM RAMSGATE by Suzan Lauder
“Sir, I am not known to you. I fear you may have concerns regarding some intelligence that recently came to me from your sister…”
…a simple letter shatters illusions and turns the world upside down!
On holiday in Ramsgate, Elizabeth Bennet befriends shy, romantic Georgiana Darcy, who shares and adoring description of an ideal elder brother. When Georgiana discloses a secret infatuation with her brother’s “close friend” Mr. Wickham, Elizabeth’s altered perception of both men affects her actions and alliances.
The secret within an anonymous letter from Ramsgate ties Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth together but also separates them. A second missive unlocks the disguise, but Mr. Darcy realizes his true passions too late to assist Elizabeth in her darkest hour. Will the shocking disclosure of a forgotten letter transform his understanding of her heart and lead them to embrace their future?
– Letter from Ramsgate is a Pride and Prejudice variation suitable for most audiences (youth and up).
– Amazon #1 Bestseller in Romance Classics and Historical Classics.
FINDING HAYDEN by Jodie Esch
The Coopers, Book 1
She isn’t looking for love and he isn’t thinking about tomorrow. Their journey together is not what they expected but it may turn into something they need.
Lily Morgan is a woman who harbors a terrible secret. She escapes to an island sanctuary and re-invents herself. Everything is fine until her past shows up to haunt her.
Hayden Cooper is a reluctant military hero. Now he’s lost his job and maybe he’s lost his mind. Every day he battles PTSD. He doesn’t expect to find a woman who challenges all of his thinking.
Can two lost souls save each other and learn to trust again?
SUMMER OF FORTUNE by Judith Hudson
Book One of the Fortune Bay Series
It’s hard to keep a secret in Fortune Bay.
When life hands you lemons…
Maddie Tedesco’s making lemonade—again. Although troubled when her daughter goes to live with her absentee father for the summer, Maddie takes advantage of the unexpected freedom to work on the photographs for her first professional show. Leaving the safety of her job at an upscale Seattle gallery, she heads to Washington State’s Olympic Mountains hoping the rustic cabin on Majestic Lake will be help her get over her slump and jumpstart her creative juices.
In Fortune Bay she finds the life she’s always wished for but never thought she could have: inspiration, new friends and a man with the family she’s always dreamed of.
Until her mother shows up in town. Will the people of Fortune Bay still accept her when they find out who she really is?
HER COUNTRY HEART by Reggi Allder
A Sierra Creek Novel
Why is Amy Long attracted to the only man who can stop her from achieving her dream?
Amy needs a fresh start. After years of living in the city, she returns to Sierra Creek to run her grandmother’s farm. Does she still belong in the small town?
Cowboy Wyatt Cameron doesn’t think so. As half owner, he’s promised to sell the farm and send her packing.
What can she do to change his mind?
Will sparks fly without breaking a heart?
GRACE’S FOLLY by Kathleen Lawless
Medical doctor Grace Abbot has deceived her father, who believes she stayed out East to become a proper doctor’s wife. Now he wants her home, but if he learns she’s the doctor, she may lose the inheritance to fund her passion, a woman’s clinic.
When a wounded stranger shows up at her Kansas City infirmary—with almost the same last name as the drifter she married to get her dowry money—Grace hits upon a wild scheme. This darkly handsome Mr. Abbott can pose as her doctor husband for the visit back home in California.
She can view him as dispassionately as she would anyone. Can’t she?
Pinkerton detective Dexter Abbott has found his client’s wilful daughter, and she’s given him the perfect excuse to stick to her side while he returns her to her father. But his real problem begins when he doesn’t tell her what his actual job is—and when being so close to her inspires longings Dex never expected in himself.
She vowed to uphold the law.
He’s determined to break it.
Together, they just might bend the rules.
Rookie cop Sophie Nicols knows the dangers of a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. Unable to resist the pull of cocky, badass biker Ace Logan, she indulges in one steamy night of raw, unbridled passion. At least, that was the plan…
As the new sergeant-at-arms for the Rogue Riders MC, Ace doesn’t need complications in his life—especially a curvy, captivating cop with a kick-ass attitude who has the power to wreak havoc on his club. So why can’t he stay away?
When Sophie’s brother is kidnapped by a ruthless criminal gang, Ace might be her only hope to find him. But once he has the rookie in his arms, he’ll never let her go. Now, Sophie must make a choice: break the law or break her heart?
Since being widowed two years ago, Kitty Cateril has been trapped in her late husband’s home, where she is expected to mourn forever. Desperate to escape, Kitty will consider any option—even a hasty marriage to a stranger with no intention of abandoning his bachelor ways.
London life suits Beau Braydon, especially his work keeping Britain safe. So when he inherits the title of Viscount Dauntry, he has no intention of resettling on a rural estate. He can’t resist the opportunity to marry a sensible widow who can manage Beauchamp Abbey for him—until he realizes Kitty is more than he bargained for.
Before Kitty and Dauntry can adjust to each other, a threat to the royal family takes them to London. Soon someone is determined to prevent Dauntry from exposing the villain, and secrets in Kitty’s past threaten their growing love…
A Romantic Times Top Pick
OUTBACK PROMISE by Maggie Bolitho
Sometimes, before you can find yourself, you must lose yourself in the desert.
Can Ros and Grady move on from the past, or will their pain drive them apart? Six years ago, the Balfours lost their son Cadel to a hit-and-run driver. A few months ago, Ros discovered Grady’s affair. With their marriage fast disintegrating, they decide to take a three-month camping trip into the heart of Australia to try and mend deep wounds and rekindle the fire that once fused them close. This trip will decide the fate of their relationship: do they have enough strength and enough love left to accept what life has put them both through? But trust and forgiveness don’t come easily, and Ros and Grady have to navigate not only the wilderness of the Outback and the challenges of other travellers, but also the chasm of grief and bitterness they have sunk into over the last six years. Their only hope for survival lies in facing the secrets they have both tried to keep buried …
A contemporary novel set against the sweeping backdrop of the Australian Outback.
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