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New Arrivals - Romance
An abused wife flees her ex by taking a job with the Crow Hill, Texas, newspaper. When she's assigned to write a human interest story on the return of the Dalton Gang to the area, she discovers that Boone Mitchell could give her plenty more than a good interview. Craving safety but drawn to Boone's dangerous streak, she lays down the law: no strings attached, and she's in charge.
Shiloh Griffin has no identity outside of her roles as pastor's wife and mom. Some days that is enough. But not always. Particularly when she is partnered with the always confident, always gracious Jade Smith on a church ministry project. Rather than shying away from God in her nervousness, Shiloh clings to Him, seeking every day to redeem herself. When an opportunity arises for her to teach music at a local high school, she thinks maybe it's just the thing to give her more significance. Then Shiloh begins mentoring Monica, a fifteen-year-old student. When Monica learns she is pregnant, Shiloh must confront her own darkest secret in the desperate decision facing the teen. If she turns away, this teen's life---and her soul---could be in jeopardy. If she decides to stand up and help, she knows she's the one who risks losing everything.
"When widow and retired special education teacher Daisy Arthur takes up romance writing with a quirky group of aspiring authors she finds herself tangled in merry mayhem that suddenly turns quite deadly. Then instead of pursuing her romantic interests she must go in search of a killer or risk becoming the group's next victim. Enter Gabe Caerphilly father of one of her old students and a single police lieutenant with Littleton Colorado's finest. Daisy sees Gabe as having definite Mr. Right potential. Unfortunately Gabe sees her as a prime murder suspect. What's a woman to do?"--Publisher's statement on Amazon.
A love story told in letters spans two world wars and follows the correspondence between a poet on the Scottish Isle of Skye and an American volunteer ambulance driver for the French Army, an affair that is discovered years later when the poet disappears.
When rodeo champ Jake Tanner returns to Lonesome Way, Carly McKinnon is not happy about it: she does not want him to learn about her daughter or, rather, their daughter, the product of a one-night fling years ago. But Jake does learn the truth, and wants to be part of their daughter's life, even if he isn't part of Carly's. They soon learn that being "just friends" is very difficult due to the red-hot attraction between them.
Running away with her fiancé's brother after he convinces her that he loves her more and that the man she was about to marry has been unfaithful, Ashley Barton takes a job at a bridal shop when the ensuing relationship also fails, a situation that leads to an explosive confrontation 17 years later.
Six years after abandoning his human lover, Shona, wolf shifter Caelis finds the fate of his pack depending on her forgiveness, a situation that is challenged by Shona's lingering pain and passion.
Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter, who was presumed dead after being kidnapped. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister. Soon he and Lisette are traveling to Paris posing as husband and wife, in search of Tristan, who has disappeared. And the longer he spends with Lisette, the easier it is for Max to see that the line between dukedom and desire is easier to cross than he imagined.
Concludes the story of Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives.
When Logan Montgomery, a personal trainer to the country's most famous pro athletes, offers to help her get back in shape, young widow Holly Brennan, deciding to make at least one positive change in her life, throws herself into exercise and into Logan's arms.
"Private Investigator Theodore Wilder is on a mission to find Arabella Beckett. But this feisty suffragette may be more trouble than he bargained for!"--Provided by publisher.
"In all her years as deputy sheriff, Shelby Kincaid never met a man as stubborn as Dakota Carson. Practically eaten by a grizzly bear and still that man insists on returning, alone, to his isolated cabin in the Tetons. Shelby's not even sure why it ruffles her-but she suspects it has a lot to do with the instant, powerful connection she feels with Dakota. If only he'd let down his guard with her. Ten years as a Navy SEAL took its toll on Dakota's body, his mind and his heart. Since being released, he's endured months of painful physical therapy...and brutal nightmares. Dakota wants nothing more than to hide from the world, so why does Shelby's gentle presence suddenly make him question his seclusion? But when Shelby's life is threatened, Dakota knows his warrior spirit won't hide any longer. He just hopes it's not too late"--P.  of cover.
Arizona Territory, 1885. Melanie Ross arrives in Ceder Ridge to claim the mercantile she inherited from a cousin only to learn that shopkeeper Caleb Nelson is positive the store was left to him. But they join forces when someone else threatens the business and a body shows up on their doorstep.
"Sheila Gower is seventeen, more comfortable confiding in a taxidermic coyote at the Natural History Museum than in her one high school friend or her loving but diametrically opposed family. She practices her French while she works at a small-town Iowa gas station, saving her money for a move to Paris, hanging on loosely to the edges of a life from which she feels increasingly disconnected. Enter Seth Novak, a mysterious taxi driver who calls himself Peter Parker. His good looks and oddball manner intrigue Sheila enough that she jumps at the chance when he asks if she wants to get the hell out. They stage their escape as an abduction?gun, robbery, kidnapping?but soon their adventure turns into a surreal love story. Playing fast and loose with the boundaries of reality, Peter invites Sheila into his tragic, heroic fantasies and begins calling her ?Gwen Stacy? after Spider-Man?s first love; she goes along with it, eager to take on a new identity to match her new life. However, even their romantic bubble can?t protect the duo from the ever-widening manhunt for Sheila and her presumed kidnapper, nor can it shelter them from the strange doom Peter has been dreaming of for weeks. When Sheila unexpectedly collides with Peter?s past on a dark night, their bubble bursts, their uncertain future rushing in like the quickly unfolding frames of a comic book, threatening destruction and salvation for both"--From publisher description.
"The Honorable Miss Mary Cynster always gets what she wants. As the last unwed Cynster of her generation, she is determined to remain in charge of her life and of the man she will marry. At the very bottom of her list of potential husbands is Ryder Cavanaugh, the daring and devastating Marquess of Raventhorne, an overwhelming and utterly unmanageable lion of the ton. But destiny has a different plan. Ryder needs Mary as his wife, not just because she is delightful, fiery, and tempting, but because he values all she could be. When fate and circumstance hand him the chance, he claims Mary as his marchioness...only to discover what he truly desires is not just to take her hand in marriage, but to capture her heart."--Page 4 of cover.
In "Darkest Angel," Lysander meets Bianka, who is determined to lead him into temptation; and in "Shadow Hunter," vampire hunter Damon Brock and Tiffany Solow, another hunter, are forced to unite against the local covens.
Running a successful fashion empire in Paris and New York that hides the pain of a failed marriage, Timmie O endures a sequence of meaningless relationships before a surprise bout of appendicitis places her under the care of alluring but married French doctor, Jean-Charles Vernier.
The author "takes readers back to Jacobsville, Texas, where Hayes Carson is a lawman on a search for justice. His brother had been the only family he had left in the world. Hayes, a long, tall and serious Texan, has long been suspicious of the blond-haired, bright-eyed Minette Raynor, who is both mysterious and beautiful. And now he's convinced that Minette was involved in giving his brother the drugs that killed him. As far as Hayes is concerned, neither her looks nor anything else will stand in the way of him righting what is so very wrong. Minette can't get Hayes off her mind, or off her back. His investigation of her is a nuisance, but as an undercover DEA agent, that's the least of her worries. Until she finds herself in great danger, and he's the only one who can save her. Can she count on Hayes believing the truth--and saving her life?
As Honey Jane Moon, the most famous child star in America, grows into a woman, she changes the destinies of Dash Coogan, the last cowboy hero, and Eric Dillon, Hollywood's dark, seductive bad boy.
Heat is on: "Bella Manchelli didn't stick, not to places, or to people. Even though she liked the coastal town of Santa Rey, California, and her job as a pastry chef, she never made promises and she never got hurt. So when she signed up for Eight Dates in Eight Days, it was just for fun. And when she went home with Date Eight, she crept out of his room in the morning and never expected to see him again. Until she found a body on her doorstop. The detective on the case? None other than Mr. Date Eight--Jacob Madden"--P.  of cover.
A new series of romantic adventures about the brave men who battle fires-and the passion they ignite. Bush pilot Lyndie Anderson lives only for her plane and the open sky. But when she's hired to fly a brooding-but-gorgeous fireman to a forest fire, suddenly she's struggling to douse a burning desire. And although it doesn't show, Griffin Moore starts having feelings for her, too. But he's suffered too much lately to open his heart. So when the two set off sparks, he wonders if Lyndie could be worth the risk.
"Helicopter pilot Creed Carter can't believe his eyes--someone's left a baby on the church alter. When this perfect little girl is temporarily turned over to Haley Blanchard, Creed is skeptical. The auburn-haired foster mother in flowing skirts is pretty, yet definitely not his type. But the more time Creed spends with Haley, the more he appreciates her style and her fierce commitment to her foster kids. To his surprise, he is falling for her--and for baby Rose. But when a crisis strikes, can Creed convince Haley to face her worst fear and trust what is in her heart?"--P.  of cover.