This Valentine's Day, tempt your sweetheart with a delicious meal. In Recipes of Love, sixteen authors from Sweet Romance Reads have included favorite romantic dishes to set the scene for a perfect intimate meal at home--just for two. Meat, fish and vegetarian suggestions are included, and many recipes are quick and easy to prepare. Recipes of Love contains something for everyone to enjoy this Valentine's Day.
Lyn Cote - Awarding-winning author of over 40 contemporary and historical inspirational romances.
Melinda Curtis – Award-winning, USA Today bestseller and author of both sweet and steamier contemporary romance.
Margaret Daley - USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of romantic suspense and contemporary romances.
Denise Devine - USA Today bestselling author of romantic comedy and inspirational romance.
Raine English - USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of sweet contemporary romance.
Donna Fasano - USA Today bestselling author who has written over 30 romance and women's fiction novels.
Aileen Fish - USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary and Regency romance.
Grace Greene - USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary romance, suspense and women's fiction.
Shanna Hatfield - Hopeless romantic and bestselling author of sweet contemporary and historical romance.
Milou Koenings - Author of sweet contemporary romance
Karen Rock - Award-winning author of Young Adult and Adult contemporary romance.
Roxanne Rustand - Award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of over 35 sweet and inspirational romance and romantic suspense novels.
Magdalena Scott - USA Today bestselling author of sweet romance in small town settings.
Alicia Street - USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance.
Helen Scott Taylor - USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of sweet contemporary romance.
Merrillee Whren - Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance.
SUDDENLY A FRONTIER FATHER
by Lyn Cote
Mail-order bride turned schoolteacher Emma Jones no longer wants a husband. But when the man she planned to marry returns to town after being called away for a family emergency, can she resist falling for Mason Chandler and the two little girls he’s adopted?
THE RANCHER’S TEMPORARY ENGAGEMENT
by Stacy Henrie
When he hires a Pinkerton agent to investigate sabotage on his horse ranch, Edward Kent doesn’t expect the agency to send a female detective. Even more surprising is Maggy Worthing’s suggestion for her cover story: a fake engagement to Edward.
by Danica Favorite
When Laura Booth’s ex-husband escapes from prison with the intention of coming after her, former lawman Owen Hamilton must come out of retirement to keep her safe. But can the widowed single father protect her without losing his heart?
AN INCONVENIENT MARRIAGE
by Christina Miller
Widowed reverend Samuel Montgomery is excited to start over with his daughter in a new town—until he learns he’ll lose his job if he doesn’t marry. His only solution: a marriage in name only to local heiress Clarissa Adams, who needs a husband to win her inheritance.
And can’t a woman change her mind?
Small town Steadfast, Wisconsin, has spent the last six years raising funds to help a medical student stay in med school. In return, the student contracted to practice medicine in the local clinic for the next six years. Kirsi Royston is that doctor and now she must tell the town she is leaving at summer’s end. Family responsibilities demand she return to California. She promises she’ll find a replacement and all will be well. Doug Erickson, M. D. doubts that.
Kirsi is a dedicated doctor and a dutiful child. Her counterpart, known as Dr. Doug, is the same. His father died young and his 80-something grandfather deserves to retire. In the midst of their conflict over Kirsi wanting to break the contract comes the unthinkable. Meth is creeping into the county, poisoning students at the local high school. And the local eccentric, a woman who has bullied the town for years, finds herself needing help. Kirsi wants to provide that—another reason for the townspeople to grumble.
But all is overshadowed by events. A teen nearly dies and then vanishes from the hospital. An anonymous dead body turns up. Summer’s End is the story of two very good people, trying to please everyone but themselves. In the midst of a dangerous new situation in town, will they take a moment to discover what God wants for them? And for the town? Will they finally believe that they too have a right to fall in love?
Welcome to Steadfast, WI, a small town whose people and mysteries you may never forget.
No one is more surprised than Sunny Licht when Noah Whitmore proposes. She's a scarlet woman and an unwed mother—an outcast even in her small Quaker community. But she can't resist Noah's offer of a fresh start in a place where her scandalous past is unknown.
In Sunny, the former Union soldier sees a woman whose loneliness matches his own. When they arrive in Wisconsin, he'll see that she and her baby daughter want for nothing…except the love that war burned out of him. Yet Sunny makes him hope once more—for the home they're building, and the family he never hoped to find.
And it all begins with her cousin’s wedding where Winter meets the man the ladies around town have been buzzing about. Single by choice, Clay Dixon, the very successful football coach at the local high school, has rebuffed all offers of “home-cooked meals,” keeping the female population at bay. That’s fine with Winter. She’s her own woman, thank you very much.
Then bad things begin to happen. And unexpectedly Clay Dixon stands by her through a holiday season fraught with unnerving and destructive setbacks.
Is someone out to ruin Woodard Greenery’s, all she has left of her beloved grandfather and mother?
Welcome to Steadfast, a small town whose people and mysteries you may never forget~
Mason Chandler is home to meet his mail-order bride—six months too late! Little wonder Emma Jones wants to honor his letter releasing her from their agreement, especially when Mason has returned from his father’s deathbed with two adopted girls in tow. And the dark secret he’s hiding makes the homesteader feel unworthy to woo anyone.
As the new schoolteacher in Pepin, Wisconsin, Emma can support herself without a husband. Yet she’s touched by Mason’s kindness to his half sister and her orphaned companion. Taking the little girls under her wing comes naturally to Emma—and they dearly want her for their mama. Can Mason break free of his past to fight for their surprise family?
Thea Glenheim’s new next door neighbor turns her small town upside down.
Trace Della’s handsome, successful and committed to helping high risk boys.
And he’s changing things in ways a lot of people don’t like.
One in particular.
Bad things begin happening on Trace’s property and troublemakers compete with each other to stop him in his mission to provide a place for kids who need help.
All the while Thea is caught in the middle--between the people she’s known all her life and this new man in town. He’s a mover and shaker. She’s a quiet piano teacher. Yet opposites attract, don’t they?
But when and how will the nastiness end? And will it end before someone gets hurt? Badly?
Welcome to Steadfast, a town whose people
and mysteries you may never forget~
And someone has a mean sense of humor.
And is springing nasty pranks around town. Who and why? And more importantly how can Keely Turner and Burke Sloan, the newest sheriff’s deputy, stop the malicious prankster before someone gets hurt badly? Keely, the daughter of the richest man in the county, and Burke, a newcomer with his own family baggage, are attracted to each other in spite of their intentions to avoid romance. The fact that her brother and his nephew become enemies doesn’t help.
In the midst of this, the mystery of an unclaimed baby remains. But over all hang the bigger questions. Whose is the spiteful mind behind the increasingly dangerous pranks? And will Keely and Burke be able to shed the disappointments of the past and the present and breakthrough to love? Only God can answer that.
Welcome to Steadfast, Wisconsin, a small town whose people and mysteries you may never forget~
Deputy Sage Dietz lost her first love and must now raise little Tucker alone. Deputy Garrett Connolly thought he’d found a lasting love, but instead has left his hometown for a fresh start. Sage and Garrett find themselves working, side by side, to solve a case of escalating vandalism. Serious because it’s aimed at the new wave of affluent residents in their small northwoods town. Who is targeting the homes of these new people who bring so many needed jobs and fresh cash to the struggling community? On the personal side, should fellow deputies be feeling more than friendship? Can Garrett chance a rebound romance, warned as a big mistake? Can Sage’s heart love deeply again? Both know that trusting in a dangerous world never comes easy. The small town watches and hopes for love and peace by Christmas.
Welcome to Steadfast, Wisconsin, a town with people and mysteries you may never forget~
Mail-order bride Judith Jones has barely arrived in Pepin, Wisconsin, before she's whisked away to prepare for her wedding to Asa Brant. Though something about Asa seems so familiar, how do two strangers become husband and wife? Especially when Judith senses Asa's hidden sorrow. His kindness in helping two young orphans could win her heart…if only he'd open up to her.
Determined to start over after four years of brutal war, Asa moved away and sent for a mail-order bride. He had no idea the woman answering his ad would be the sister of his former soldier in arms. The less he reveals, the fewer painful memories there are to confront. But Judith's compassion—and two loving children—might just show them the path to true happiness…