GREEN SPIRITS by Rachel Goldsworthy
A Corsair’s Cove Companion short story
It’s springtime in Corsair’s Cove, when trees bloom, tourists arrive and spirits get lively.
But for Betsy Lund of Three Sheets Fabric Shop, this year it’s not a happy season. She misses her beloved business partner. Someone – or something– is using her quilting machines when she’s not around. And she can hardly get out of her own yard because her hedge is growing weirdly fast; she’s wearing out hedgetrimmers at an uncanny rate.
Orchardist Stan Redfern would love to do more than sharpen Betsy’s blades but his shy invitations are getting him nowhere.
Betsy isn’t even sure that romance is what Stan’s offering; her mojo eloped so long ago she can’t remember what it looked like.
When her hedgetrimmer gives up the ghost, she’s literally stuck, and Betsy has no illusions, or desire, that Prince Charming is going to ride up and save her.
What’s a self-rescuing middle-aged princess to do?
He is a penniless baronet. She is the wealthy great-granddaughter of a tradesman.
Can these childhood friends find their way back to each other when scandal strikes them both?
Sir Perran Geoffrey needs a wealthy bride to repair his family estate and to bring his sister out in Society. But what woman with money and standing will accept him as a husband—practically penniless, his title under a cloud thanks to his ne’er-do-well father, and an estate far away in Cornwall?
Alwyn Penrose and her two sisters are in London for their first Season. Imagine their surprise when they meet the heirs of the neighboring estates—gentlemen whom they are barely allowed to acknowledge. For to be seen with the Rogues of St. Just means the death of one’s reputation. Except that Alwyn is seen. More than once. And the gossip spreads all the way to the sacred portals of Almack’s, which close in her face and end her hopes for a good marriage forever.
The ruin of her Season is Perran Geoffrey’s fault. And when they are both forced to return to Cornwall, only one thing is clear: One good ruination deserves another.
A FORGED AFFAIR by MaryAnn Clarke
She welcomes any risk, as long as it doesn’t involve her own carefully guarded heart.
Adrenaline junkie, Niki Ballantyne is a risk-taker at work and at play. Haunted by guilt over her brother’s tragic death, she’s devoted to saving others in trouble.
While on an adventure holiday in the south of France, she meets handsome and charming traveller Luc and his shy friend, the gentle giant Didier.
Helping the bullied blacksmith win the love of another woman is not a typical rescue project for Niki, but she’s driven by compassion for her lonely new friend. Bittersweet memories of her brother’s life compel Niki to stay and support the star-crossed giant.
Their forged affair is perfectly safe.
There’s no risk of getting emotionally involved, but teaching him about intimacy comes with consequences, and lesson to be learned.
Particularly when it comes to Luc. On the cusp of a life-altering decision, Luc is drawn to daredevil Niki, though she upends his carefully laid plans for a perfect future. Despite instant chemistry and a powerful connection, Niki pushes him away.
But when a sudden emergency brings Luc to her rescue, the way he sees her vulnerability scares her more than anything. Now she has to decide if the last thing she ever wanted might be exactly what she needs.
THE MIST OF HER MEMORY by Suzan Lauder
What happened that fateful morning in Lambton?
What brutal attacker caused grievous, near-fatal injuries?
Does she remain in danger? Elizabeth cannot remember!
Sequestered in her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner’s London home, Elizabeth Bennet tries to recover from a devastating incident that stole her memories during their Derbyshire tour. She continues to suffer from strange, angry voices in her head and to recall events that people tell her never happened. Even those who love her refuse to believe her. Elizabeth can barely endure the confusion!
Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate for any hint of his beloved’s well-being, yet he lacks the information he seeks as her family forbids him contact with Elizabeth. His frustration mounts when he learns that her mental impairment incited taunting and torment in her home village of Meryton.
Which of Elizabeth’s recollections bear the closest resemblance to the truth? And what is the result of her sister Lydia’s elopement with Mr. Wickham? How is Mr. Darcy to rekindle his romance with Elizabeth when her aunt and uncle strictly shield her from him?
Prepare to grip the edge of your seat during this original romantic tale of suspense and mystery, another Pride and Prejudice variation by bestselling author Suzan Lauder.
All bets are off when the lights go out one dark and stormy night in Rivers End…
The Maker’s Market New Year’s party is the most important night of the year for event planner Maddy Jones and her best friend caterer Kelsey Armstrong. But they’ve got things well in hand… until a power outage plunges everyone into darkness.
Never mind professional catastrophe—Maddy’s suffering a worse fate. She’s stuck in the elevator with the building owner, Dawson Sellers. He’s a reminder of the loving relationship she might have had.
But for Dawson, Maddy is strictly and heartbreakingly off-limits.
Down in the kitchen, Kelsey sees the blackout as a curse, but sexy artist Jason Thorne sees it as a chance to get into the sassy chef’s good graces. She’s convinced he’s out of her league, but he’s ready to show her just how beautiful she really is.
Total darkness might be exactly what these four friends need to step out of their comfort zones and take a chance on love.
Because for a building without power, there sure are a lot of sparks flying on this dark and stormy night in Rivers End.
WARLOCK FROM WALES by Shereen Vedam
A historian in search of truth. A warlock charged to stop her.
In the year of our Lord 1816, eighteen-year-old historian MARY BRYGHT is accosted by a terrifying magical villain who threatens to destroy her brother if he doesn’t reject his latest royal commission. Rushing home, she discovers that not only is she too late to stop her brother, but he’s left a letter begging her to assist him by recording the details of a three-centuries-old stunning secret event.
At his father’s death, HUGH RENFREW PRICE is yanked from his warlock apprenticeship by the Warlock Council and ordered to take up his father’s mantle as Earl of Flint. If attending boring House of Lords sessions to spy on human politicians wasn’t a bad enough chore, the Prince Regent then instructs Hugh to safeguard a human female on a mission the Warlock Council insists Hugh must sabotage. However, when he meets his delightful charge, Hugh decides that life may not be so terrible after all.
Just as Hugh starts to enjoy his latest assignment, another warlock, partnered with a voracious water demon, steals Mary from under Hugh’s nose. Recovering her becomes his greatest challenge, while Mary learns that not all Warlocks are created equal. Yet, how can she trust Hugh after she learns he’s out to stop her mission? Finding love in this mire of intrigue will take more than magic. It might just require some unique human ingenuity.
If you enjoy stories where humans match wits against supernatural might, you’ll love this magical chase across a Regency-English Countryside to preserve the integrity of history.
FROSTBOUND by Sharon Ashwood
Every dog might have his day, but the hellhound guards the night…
As a snowstorm locks down the city, more than the roads are getting iced. Someone’s beheaded the wrong girl, and vampire-on-the-lam Talia Rostova thinks it was meant to be her. Now she’s the prime suspect in her own botched murder—and the prisoner of her smoking-hot neighbor.
Lore is a hellhound, bred to serve and protect, so he’s not freeing Talia until he’s sure that she’s the prey and not the hunter. You’d think a beautiful woman in his bedroom would be a good thing, but trouble-prone Talia has run afoul of someone more sinister than your average lunatic killer. An ancient Undead is wreaking vengeance on the city—and on her—and Lore will have to go far beyond a stake to put him back in his grave …
ROBIN: A CHRISTMAS BRIDE by Jacqui Nelson
Who’s the perfect match for a flame-haired Welsh tomboy who loves driving wagons?
Raised by three free-spirited older brothers, Robyn Llewellyn has learned to fight for what she wants—and now she wants to transform her boss and best friend, Max Peregrine, into a lifelong partner. Determined to become the image of what a marriage-minded man wants, Robyn trades her trousers for a dress and heads to Max’s hometown of Noelle, Colorado. But changing who she is with the help of the now happily married Brides of Noelle puts her friendship with Max at risk.
Who’s the perfect match for a work-addicted Denver business owner who loves his independence?
Defying his brother and grandpa’s wishes for him to stay with them in Noelle, Max Peregrine has created his dream job—leading a highly successful branch of Peregrines’ Post while working beside the only person who makes him smile every day. But when Robyn leaves without a word, Max follows her to Noelle where the choices they both must face could make it impossible for them to stay together beyond Christmas day.
Inspired by My Fair Lady, The Gift of the Magi & the spirit of gift giving. A Western historical love story set in a small town high in the mountains during Christmas 1877.
A PERFECT STORM by Mimi Barbour
Holiday Heartwarmers, Book 6
A senseless accident happens that puts Jenni’s ten-year-old son in a wheelchair while the rebellious girl who instigates the incident, shows anger rather than remorse. When it becomes imperative that the two be home-schooled, her bachelor father steps forward with his teaching degree and his appealing gray eyes, asking Jenna to let him teach both children.
Being a single mom who has to work, his request would certainly solve the problem of where her son could be educated until the New Year. But can she let her boy spend weeks with this dysfunctional family?
Chris finally gets custody of his daughter to find out that she hates the very sight of him. How can a man break through those barriers? Could the boy help – him and his new puppy… and the smart, beautiful woman he calls Mom?
THE LAST WAR, Books 1-3 boxed set by Sylvie Grayson
The Last War series has been hailed as sci-fi cross romance- a compelling piece of fiction—a stunning portrayal of a new world created from fire and consumed at the edges …It’s a whole new world – sci fi and fantasy at its best…
Khandarken Rising, Book One —The Last War has finally ended and Major Dante Regiment is sent by the General of Khandarken, to the Southern Territory. What he discovers shakes him to the core and fuels his grim determination to protect young Bethlehem Farmer at all cost.
Son of the Emperor, Book Two— Hunted by her stepmother, Julianne Adjudicator flees to the Sanctuary. When Abe Farmer seeks help there for his wounded bodyguard, he ends up leaving under cover of darkness with Julianne in tow. Can they reach the Catastrophic Ocean before disaster strikes?
Truth and Treachery, Book Three— The Young Emperor’s ambitions include overthrowing everything Khandarken has cobbled together since the Last War. The Chief Constable of Khandarken is a private man with a close connection to the Old Empire. Selanna Nettles is a sookie in Beresford. When these three meet up, the result is explosive, not just for them but for the future of the Empire.
From attacks by the new Emperor to conspiracy in the ranks of the police, Khandarken is in more danger than at any time since the end of The Last War.
THE BANSHEE OF CASTLE MUIRN by Sheila Currie
“You will become a banshee,” said the Wise Woman. “Your people need your powers.”
Shona Campbell, the daughter of a Scottish chief, expected an arranged marriage with a distant cousin, a nice gentleman from the Highlands. No problem…until she is told she will marry a Lowlander with a need for her dowry and a taste for cruelty. She has two choices. She could become a banshee and be shunned by everyone in the glen. Or she could accept the help of a MacDonald, her clan’s traditional enemy… and be shunned by every Campbell in Argyll. And try to ignore the love stirring in her heart.
Alasdair MacDonald is a drover, taking cattle from Highlands to Lowlands. He wants to broker a truce with the Campbells. Tender feelings for the chief’s daughter will endanger the truce and the chance to do business ever again with the Campbells.
Can Shona defeat her ruthless suitor with the help of a MacDonald or must she learn the magic of the banshee to save her people from the danger in the Lowlands? Can she suppress her strong feelings for the handsome MacDonald?
STARLIGHT AND TINSEL by Judith Hudson
IT’S STAR’S TURN TO SHINE!
When Star’s van, her childhood home and only inheritance from her mother, broke down in Fortune Bay, she thought her mother had guided her to this warm, friendly place. but now, one year later, she still hasn’t figured out why. Her job at the café certainly isn’t a reason to stay, and although everyone here was very nice, so far she hasn’t met anyone really—special.
Now she’s moving into the Murphy’s cabin and couldn’t help noticing that everyone who lives there seems to find their happily-ever-after — even if it isn’t exactly what they’d thought it would be.
Harry Brewster has ended up in Fortune Bay too–a place he’d never expected to be. He’s kept his old buddy Marshall’s band on the road for 20 years, and although the life was starting to get old and he’s starting to look forward to settling down, does it have to be here, in Fortune Bay?
He’d never been the one in the band to get the girls, and although there had been a few women in his life over the years, there had never been anyone like Star. She was the yin to his yang and just might be the one to help this bottled-up business man slow down and smell the incense.
SAIL AWAY WITH ME by Susan Fox
Christmas is coming to Blue Moon Harbor, a cozy dot in the Pacific Northwest where love shines bright . . .
Bookseller Iris Yakimura grew up on Destiny Island and it’s the only place where her painful shyness doesn’t cripple her. An avid romance reader, she believes that one day the right man will come along—one who loves her just the way she is. She never imagines that man will arrive in time for the holidays, like a gift. Or that he’ll be a celebrity musician with a bad boy vibe—and a warm heart.
Julian Blake spent most of his teens on Destiny Island, before fleeing a mentor turned abuser. Music saved him. He has avoided the island, but now his injured father needs him. Plagued by unsettling memories, Julian’s solace comes from surprising places—and from smart, stunning Iris. When he feels compelled to expose his abuser, will Iris find the courage to stand by his side in the spotlight that will ensue—much less embrace a love that might take her far from home?
A PERSON OF INTEREST by Ardelle Holden
Samantha took a taxi from the SkyTrain terminal to Chinatown that blustery night. She was happy with the progress she’d made on her novel in the two weeks she’d been away. But the breakup with Don when she’d left had not gone well, and she cringed at the thought of having to deal with his temper again.
Tired and soaked to the skin, Samantha climbed the stairs to her friend’s apartment. The door stood ajar, which was curious. Siobhan should have been at work. When Samantha peered in, she could just see the outline of two ominous figures skulking in the gloom. She gasped and slammed the door shut. She could hear their muffled shouts as she flew, screaming, down the stairs into the street.
Gripped with fear, and shielding her face from the driving rain, Samantha dodged between jousting umbrellas and the spray from the headlong rush of the traffic that threatened to thwart her escape.
A Person of Interest thrills and excites with romance and danger in this debut mystery novel by Ardelle Holden.
FINDING QUINN by Jodie Esch
The Coopers, Book 2
A military widow’s journey.
A wildfire fighter obsessed with working in danger zones.
Two different worlds.
Do they have the courage to face the future together?
“We regret to inform you …” They’re the words every military spouse dreads.
Kelsey Malone mourns the tragic loss of husband while balancing work and two kids on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. She struggles to accept the loss of her soul mate and embarks on a journey of picking up the pieces. Accepting her new reality is a challenge.
Quinn Cooper is a wildfire fighter addicted to risk and adventure. He adopts a transient lifestyle searching for the next big thrill and adrenalin rush. But he has to examine his choices when he meets a woman who needs his support. He’s not expecting to find a woman who makes him reflect on his decisions. Is he prepared for the new chapter that lies just around the corner?
SWEETHEART COVE by Jacquie Biggar
Josie Sparks is looking for escape after a disastrous relationship. A summer job on a small Pacific Northwest island seems perfect. That is, until she meets her irascible new boss. She thinks she can help his sweet little girl–he’s another story.
Jacob Samuels needs someone reliable to care for his special needs daughter, but is sorry he trusted his sister with the task when help arrives in the shape of a too-young, too-tempting therapist with pain-filled eyes he can’t ignore.
Sand, surf, and soft island breezes bring two lonely hearts together in this heartwarming tale of second chance romance and a love that lasts forever.
LOVING LOGAN by Bonnie Edwards
Don’t date. Don’t sleep with the boss. Don’t believe in happily-ever-after.
Elle Foster left Welcome, WA broke, pregnant, and with a bad-girl rep.
Now, she’s returned to Welcome still broke, with four children, and has vowed to never get pregnant again which should be easy if she sticks to her rules…
Logan Hughes is younger and establishing a new business. Adopted, he wants nothing more than to have a family of his own. He also needs an assistant and Elle needs the work…
Gentle Logan hides a pirate inside and when he lets him loose, even the most determined woman can fall under his spell. And that sexy pirate may make Elle Foster break all her rules.
But can Logan give up fatherhood for the one woman he wants more than life itself?
HER ONE TRUE LOVE by Alice Valdal
One woman. Two men. Is Louisa Graham ready for her one true love?
Finally free from the restrictions of her clergyman father, Louisa Graham is determined to establish herself as a photographer in the gold rush town of Prospect, British Columbia. Reluctant to fall in love and protective of her independence, she sees her future as a successful businesswoman, beholden to no one. But then crime, gossip and scandal threaten to destroy her. Despite her skill, and dedication, Louisa realizes she needs the help of others to achieve her dreams.
Two men are eager to smooth the way for the new lady photographer. Cpl. Jack Kendal of the Mounted Police squires her about town, makes her laugh and flatters her extravagantly. Louisa can’t help but enjoy his charm. If only he weren’t so over-protective.
Rev. Daniel Stanton is constantly underfoot, insisting she learn frontier skills and involve herself in the community. Hasn’t the man other parishioners to bother? And yet. . . he listens, encourages, and respects her opinions. If only he weren’t a clergyman.
Dare she risk her heart to either man? Is love worth the cost of her independence?
Getting over your ex isn’t as easy as getting back under them.
Heather Alvarez thought she was over Gavin McAllister. After all, he dumped her—on the phone—ten years ago, then vanished from her life and broke her heart. But now he’s back, and all Heather wants is revenge.
Or at the very least, the breakup sex he still owes her.
Ten years ago, Gavin McAllister made a choice and lost the one woman he’s ever loved. Now he’s determined to win her back, even if it means telling the truth. He’d do just about anything for another chance with Heather.
But a one-night stand, no strings, no future? He doesn’t think so.
This time he wants forever.
NOT QUITE A LADY by Helena Korin
English Gardens Series, Book 2
Ruby Gillingham, a country girl from Kent, is travelling to London for the Little Season. Her father is Sir Roderick of Thorncroft Hall but her mother is not to be mentioned. Ruby hopes to catch the eye of Crispin, Lord Sayward, a most handsome English gentleman. But will his mother, the dragon, find Ruby acceptable? Then there’s Peter, Lord Berrington, with the Irish lilt in his speech. He made her heart beat a little faster but her father has forbidden her to see him. In any case he’s back in Kent and with every hoof beat London is coming closer.
HIS COUNTRY HEART by Reggi Allder
Sierra Creek series, Book 2
Will wedding bells ring in Sierra Creek? Amy Long has her new life in Sierra Creek planned, men and marriage not needed. Then she finds the perfect man in gorgeous rodeo champion Wyatt Cameron. After only a few months, she promises to marry him. Is everything happening too fast? Is it a terrible mistake? Should she listen to listen to her head or her heart?
Once a confirmed bachelor, all Wyatt can think about is making Amy his wife. Can he trust her love or is he deluding himself? If her devotion is a lie, he could marry quickly and regret it soon afterward. Sparks fly when opposites attract.
MARRIED TO DECEIVE by Kay Gregory
Reluctant Brides series Book 1
1998, Cornwall, England
As Phaedra’s husband nears death, Iain Trebanian – the man she has always loved – returns to Cornwall believing Phaedra is a self-serving gold-digger. Yet every choice Phaedra made she made for him.
Now Iain must choose: Turn his back on Phaedra’s love, or continue to believe her choices were more self-serving than self-sacrificing.
(Originally published as His Father’s Wife. Now updated and re-edited).
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…
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
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.
HOOK, LINE & SINKER by Ev Bishop
River’s Sigh B & B, Book 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?
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?
ISSUED TO THE BRIDE: ONE AIRMAN by Cora Seton
The Brides of Chance Creek, Book 2
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?
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.
THE VISCOUNT NEEDS A WIFE by Jo Beverley
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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