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New Arrivals - Romance

"After surviving the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to move on, his body and spirit in need of a healing touch. Never does Ben imagine that hope will come in the form of a beautiful woman who has seen her own share of suffering. After the lingering death of her husband, Samantha McKay is at the mercy of her oppressive in-laws--until she plots an escape to distant Wales to claim a house she has inherited. Being a gentleman, Ben insists that he escort her on the fateful journey. Ben wants Samantha as much as she wants him, but he is cautious. What can a wounded soul offer any woman? Samantha is ready to go where fate takes her, to leave behind polite society and even propriety in her desire for this handsome, honorable soldier. But dare she offer her bruised heart as well as her body? The answers to both their questions may be found in an unlikely place: in each other's arms."--from cover, page [4].

"As the daughter of a wealthy politician, Ashley Montgomery has had enough of her parents? expectations for her future and is going her own way, volunteering to work at a refugee camp in Africa. But her act of charity turns dangerous when she takes a boat trip and is abducted by Somali pirates. Enter Brody Baxter, who was a bodyguard for the Montgomery family ten years ago and doesn?t think twice about coming to Ashley?s rescue. Handsome and tough, Brody has always done what needed to be done. So he swoops in, saves Ashley, and brings her to a place where she can rest and recuperate without the glare of the press and her demanding family: Brody?s small hometown of Bishop, Arkansas. But Ashley soon realizes that she?s not the only one in need of healing. Holed up with Ashley in a tiny apartment over his brother?s bar in Bishop, Brody is tempted and torn in ways he never anticipated. Beautiful Ashley, vibrant despite her ordeal, fearless enough to love him beyond his wall of self-punishment, is now determined to save him. But with a little faith and a lot of love, they just may find happiness in each others? arms"--From publisher description.

In desperate need of an heir, the Marquis of Steyne must track down his runaway bride, who left him eight years earlier, and convince her to not only bear him a son but to give him a second chance to make things right between them.

Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, Alice Chesterfield is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible. Texas seems to be an answer to Alice's prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, Robert Barnett captures her attention. He doesn't worry about the obstacles that stand in their way-- and he hardly seems to notice the scar she bears. When devastating information about her family comes to light, Alice must learn to place her trust in God as she seeks a measure of peace for her future... and for her heart.

"Former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge has notoriously bad luck with women--from cheaters to fame chasers. Still, the gorgeous brunette at the bar in Fool's Gold looks harmless--until she takes him home and he discovers a room devoted to securing a man, for life. Dellina Hopkins never guessed that storing gowns from a friend's bridal boutique would chase away her first and only fling. After her parents died, she skipped her 'wild youth' to raise her sisters. She doesn't want forever from Sam, but one night--all night--would've been nice. His clean getaway gets messy when his firm hires Dellina to plan an event. As long hours lead to late nights, the two succumb to temptation again. Has Sam's luck finally changed? Or this time, will Dellina be the one to run?"-- From publisher's web site.

"Despite her new identity in the WitSec Program, Anne Gardener has been found by the one person who hurt her the most: FBI agent Jake Westmoreland. And when she testified against her own flesh and blood, her whole existence was turned upside down. Jake couldn't expect any more from her?except that he did. He wanted the impossible...her help. Jake doesn't have much time to restore Anne's faith in him. She is the only one who can help him locate her mob boss father and put him away for good. He knows that his betrayal has hurt her deeply. Loving her was never part of the plan; yet losing her is a risk he won't take. He'll do anything to keep her safe?even if it means walking into the lion's den..."--Page [4] of cover.

"Desperately clinging to the hope of finding her long-lost daughter, will Kelly miss out on the chance to find love--and a family--once more?"-- Provided by publisher.

A duchess in time saves a noble line ...In theory, the Duke of Candover is the most eligible peer in the realm. But in truth, he has a deep aversion to the merest hint of marriage, not to mention two botched engagements which have marked his jaded soul. Now, after a debauched bachelor party that causes public outcry, the Prince Regent is demanding that it's Candover's turn to be brought to heel.--from publisher's description.

Successful sports star Trevor Shay consoles his former mentor's daughter after she has trouble recovering from her father's death and lets her in to every aspect of his life.

Enduring a long-distance relationship with the beautiful but hot-tempered Eva after landing a baseball scholarship, Cage resolves to prove his worth when he learns that Eva has been consoling herself in the arms of another man.

An ambitious smalltown girl, unlucky in love, is called back home from New York City upon inheriting her eccentric aunt's estate, but the will is fraught with off-the-wall clauses involving work, family, and having to find a husband by next year.

"After a short, troubled marriage Trenton Lindsey, heir to the Wilton earldom, finds himself a widower with three small children. His year of mourning leaves him adrift, until his brother Darius forces him to take a repairing lease in Surrey. Social conventions require Trent to call on his recently widowed neighbor, Elegy Hampton, Lady Rammel, and as friendship develops, consolation of an intimate sort tempts them both. Just as Trent acknowledges the joy and pleasure to be shared with Ellie, an unseen enemy threatens him and Ellie, too. Can he reach for the love Ellie offers, when some one else is trying to take his life?"-- back cover.

While people vanish without a trace and others die senselessly, Jung Yoon matures into young adulthood as she loses her beloved mother, meets a once-in-a-lifetime mentor professor, forms and renews intimate friendships, and creates memories with her first love.

"Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn't count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan, with the most sinful of curves. Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved, until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn't fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding and lead to a love she's never known?"--From publisher description.

When she is blackmailed over a shocking manuscript she once wrote, Lady Lydia Thornton, out of desperation, turns to the Duke of Penthurst for help in buying back her book, only to make a devil's bargain with a man who is determined to tame her rebellious ways.

"Bringing to life the interworkings of a 1906 chocolate factory and one young crusader's passionate vision to see child workers free of factory work"-- Provided by publisher.

Moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter's difficult recovery and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy.

When a runaway teen surfaces at Molly Creighton's tavern, Daniel Devaney's job as a child advocate forces him to investigate, and to confront his tumultuous past with Molly. Their overwhelming attraction is undulled by time, but Molly fears risking her heart again.

"In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels... Now the story continues... 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington's troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie's wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland, or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family's secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself"-- Provided by publisher.

Masquerading as a plain clerk on the behest of the most honorable barrister in England, breathtakingly beautiful Princess Stefanie uses the disguise to her advantage to consort unchaperoned with her employer's dashing nephew, the Marquess of Hatherfield.

A young Scottish woman from an all-male household must navigate the ministrations of her sixteen meddling uncles when a handsome suitor arrives on the scene.

Isabel Johansen is a celebrated chef, who grew up in the sleepy Sonoma town of Archangel. Isabel is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school - a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Surveying Bella Vista's lush vineyards and abundant orchards, she decides that the only thing she's lacking is organic honey. The beekeeper, when he arrives, is a bit of a surprise. Isabel wasn't expecting someone so ruggedly handsome; or someone so allergic to beestings.

"... fan favorites Caroline Reynolds and Simon Parker negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in Sausalito. Playing house was never so much fun--or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline's working crazy-long hours to keep the interior design company running--especially since she's also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into 'absence makes the heart grow fonder' mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though! Then a trip back east to his childhood home has Simon questioning his nomadic lifestyle. He decides to be home more. A lot more. And he wants Caroline home more, too. Though their friends' romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort out their relationship. Sure, more togetherness is a good thing--but does less traveling and working have to mean the other extreme? Apple pie and picket fences?" Provided by publisher.

"When a horrific act of violence shatters the peaceful October night in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the fates of nine-year-olds Gus Silva and Hallie Costa become inextricably entwined. Told in alternating voices, The Orphans of Race Point traces their relationship over the next three decades as they try to come to terms with the past. What begins as a childhood friendship evolves into something stronger, but when a terrible tragedy exhumes the ghosts they thought they'd put to rest, their dreams are abruptly destroyed. Hallie and Gus move forward to build separate lives, but Gus's hard-won peace is threatened when he meets a troubled woman who awakens memories of the childhood he has worked so hard to forget. Although helping her offers him a chance at the redemption he desperately desires, it will come at a devastating price. Turning around an unthinkable betrayal, this epic, all-consuming novel explores how far we will go for love, even if it means sacrificing everything--and in doing so, celebrates our capacity for faith, forgiveness, and hope"--From publisher description.

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