Teacher Eli Cartwright has it all figured out—the career, the reliable boyfriend and the next few dependable decades. Yet life has quite a sense of humor, it seems, since her perfectly ordered existence has been completely upended because Eli is counseling pregnant teens—but now with an unplanned pregnancy of her own!
Suddenly Eli is single, terrified…and exuberant. And her colleague, Zac Keller, has never been more attracted to her. But can he convince Eli that life sometimes offers more than one unexpected gift at a time?
Anna Chapel believes in people. She believes in helping them lead exceptional lives. Now the dedicated life coach wants to do that for different yet special Colm Franklin. If Colm's breath-stopping, overprotective brother, Liam, will let her.
But the guilt-ridden computer programmer refuses to believe, to dream. Or could it be Liam simply needs to learn how? Anna's biggest challenge may be ahead: can one woman with a head full of wayward curls and a smile a mile long convince Liam that they have a fighting chance? That, together, they can overcome anything to create a family that's truly one of a kind?
Maeve Buchanan isn't the jealous type. But with another Valley Ridge wedding approaching, she's feeling a twinge of envy. Everyone seems to be finding "it"—except her. Not that romance is high on her priority list! Inspired by the arrival of a homeless family one snowy night, Maeve—Valley Ridge's own George Bailey—is determined to give them a permanent home by Christmas.
To make this surprise happen, fiercely independent Maeve is going to need a lot of help. Particularly from the irritating newcomer Aaron Holder, who thinks Maeve is just too good to be true and suspects her motives. Working together won't be easy. But it'll be worth it…in so many ways!
Laura Watson thinks she'll never get over the pain of losing the man she loved. But when her son is born, Lieutenant Seth Keller is right there with her. The widowed Erie cop has his own reasons to grieve, but he's made up his mind to move on with his life.
Seth can accept being friends. Bonded-by-baby, on-the-verge-of-something-more friends. For now. And when the time comes, he wants to be the one Laura turns to. Can depend on. Maybe even love.
But sooner or later, Laura has to decide. The past or the future? Because life has given them a second chance at love. Possibly a love that can heal them both…a love that feels like coming home.
Rainbows don't come without rain
The world you want isn't always how the world is. Former marine Sebastian Bennington discovers that upon his return to Valley Ridge for a friend's wedding. Even his grandfather's health isn't what he's expecting. Nor is the interference from his grandfather's young business partner, Lily Paul.
Even more aggravating, Lily seems to know everything about Sebastian, thanks to his grandfather. But Sebastian can't get her to open up about anything. Is she using all that merry sunshine to hide something deeper and darker? He's determined to find out, as long as their crazy attraction for each other doesn't get in the way….
Valley Ridge, New York's most unlikely couple!
For Mattie Keith it's the best and the worst of times. She should be reveling in the joy that one of her closest friends is getting married. Instead, she's being sued. All because of the three kids she recently inherited. She's trying to do what's best for them…even if it means fighting in court with the children's uncle, Dr. Finn Wallace. None other than Mattie's first and last crush.
Yes, Finn's heart is in the right place. But can't he see that by living with him, the kids won't have what they have here in Valley Ridge—a real home? While Mattie's trying to show Finn what he's missing, she's also trying to fight her growing feelings for him. Is he standing in the way of her happiness, or is he her happiness in disguise?
Speak now…or forever keep your secrets?
Colton McCray's an "I do" away from the perfect life. He's got a prosperous farm and he's lucky enough to have fallen in love with a good woman like Sophie Johnston. What more could a man who loves the simple life want?
Certainly not a wedding-crasher who's only one of Sophie's secrets!
Marry a woman he doesn't really know—or take a chance and trust her? No way! Though the harder Colton tries to cut Sophie out of his life, the more he wants her…complications and all. When he finds out she's pregnant with their baby, it's impossible for him to stay away. But first, he must forgive her past in order to rebuild the future they were meant for.…
A love to be proud of
Tucker—as Angelina Tucker is known to her friends—is in the midst of big change. The pressures of juggling single parenthood and the family business keep her busy 24/7. And now something else is throwing her world into flux—Tyler Martinez.
Oh, right. That Tyler. The successful—and sexy—business guy who asked her out. The same guy she turned down.
But Tyler needs a job. He also needs her help with the toddler he's guardian to. So what are she and Tyler, exactly? Helpmates? Friends with benefits? She needs some definitions, because she's already in love with his little boy and—heaven help her—she's falling for Tyler, too…
Until she was commandeered to plan the community Christmas party with drop-dead gorgeous doctor Joshua Gardner. Josh's quirky charms and gentle ways proved wildly contagious, enchanting Libby's hearing-impaired daughter, Meg, and patiently dismantling Libby's defenses to expose the wary, vulnerable woman within. But once Christmas passed, would this miracle male move on and break their hearts…or move in and become the man of the family?
Samson the Seahorse never gets to go out exploring in the big ocean with his friends - he is just too little. But when Oliver the Octopus is in a tight situation, everyone else is too big to help.
Will Samson be able to save the day? Swim along with Samson as he learns that God has a special plan for all of us, whether we're big or small!