My name is Chelsea Annabel and I used to be lucky before I was borned. Only a few whiles ago, I had a daddy and two mommies. Now I have a daddy, a aunt and no mommy. If you think you're confused, how do you think I feel! I want a mommy and I want one now!
It seemed so simple when Jo Arceneau agreed to be a surrogate mother for her sister. But with her sister out of the picture, Jo was left carrying the baby for her brother-in-law, the enigmatic Ryan Jefferies…a man she'd always wanted but could never have. Two things Jo was sure of: one, baby Chelsea needed both a mother and a father, and two, she and Ryan could never live together. No matter how she added it up, someone always got subtracted.
—Garrett Joseph Endicott
The one thing everyone in Riverview Hospital knew about Nate Foster was that the top-notch ER doctor never worked with babies. But when Karma Endicott was rushed into Emergency in premature labor, he stayed by her side and helped deliver her healthy baby boy. What was so special about Karma that, after one look, playboy Nate was suddenly volunteering to do diaper duty?
A doll for Janie.
A train set for Mikey.
A man for Mommy.
Janie and Mikey Cummings
The last thing Maribeth Cummings wanted was a man. But resisting tall, dark and handsome Joe Carpenter wasn't easy. The sexy, brown-eyed stranger had come to her Beacon Bluff, Oregon, bed-and-breakfast for the holidays, and then charmed her children into thinking he was Santa's gift to women. Funn thing was, he almost had her believing it, too. But Joe wouldn't settle for "almost…."
Three very different brothers. Three very different lives. One great opportunity
Shea Delancey knows what he wants for Christmas
A year earlier, Shea and Samantha Haskell had marriage in mind. But when his restaurant failed, pride compelled him to refuse her offer of money and to shelve their relationship until he was on his feet financially. Now Samantha has money troubles. Samantha and her baby boy—Shea's son!
Shea is determined to help Samantha and the child he didn't even know he had. But, ironically, she's as unwilling to accept his aid has he was hers.
If he could get her to spend Christmas with the warm and caring Delancey clan, maybe he could wear down her resistance.
First, though, Shea has to get then two of them to Oregon. And once he realizes how much he still loves Samantha, he has to figure out a way to keep them there.
A marriage of convenience
A secret baby
Amnesia. A marriage of convenience. A secret baby.
Two brothers are in a car accident. Greg is killed. Keith is left with amnesia. And the only person he remembers at all is Emily…Emily who's obviously very pregnant. With his child?
In order to secure her baby's future, Emily pretends that Keith is right—and her life suddenly gets a whole lot more complicated.
Because Emily's falling in love with Keith—and his memory is coming back!
9 Months Later
4 good reasons to get married—the children
1 good reason to stay married—the husband
"Would you marry me and give my children a father?"
Nell Farfield—she has four good reasons to acquire a husband in a hurry. Their names are Joey, Gracie, Gib and Jerica—four young children Nell "inherits" just before losing her job and being threatened with eviction.
Dean McBride—he's handsome, wealthy, a widower—and in need of a wife. A temporary wife.
But while a temporary husband is just fine with Nell, Joey, Gracie, Gib and Jerica aren't about to settle for a temporary father!
MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE
…So there's going to be an auction!
Name: Amos Pike, 34
Occupation: CEO of Pike's Pickled Peppers Toy Company
Biggest Achievement: Smiles on children's facesBodyguard Meg Loria had never before drawn such an assignment from her family's security firm: successfully bid on a gorgeous guy at a charity auction, hole up alone with him in a secluded cabin so she could protect him from his rivals without his knowledge, and then try—just try!—to keep her mind strictly on her work.
Britt Hansen's started a new line of dairy products and it's selling like crazy! Pull up a chair and savor the triumphs—and tragedies—of America's favorite hometown.
A YOUNG WIDOW STRUGGLES TO SAVE FAMILY FARMBritt is certain that her new venture will save her farm from bankruptcy—if she can convince the dairy, her biggest creditor, to give her the time she needs.
WILL THE DAIRY REP STAND IN HER WAY?Jake Marshack's future at the dairy will be assured if he can persuade Britt to sell her farm. But he hadn't expected the mother of four to be so determined…or so attractive. Soon, he isn't sure if their battle is one he wants to win….
When Nancy Malone was asked to be the "model mom" to publicize Riverview Hospital's new birthing rooms, she couldn't resist the cache of baby gifts that came with the title. Only problem was, she needed a husband…one she quickly invented…and then sent off to sea! Who knew her radiologist would turn out to be Jave Nicholas—a sexy single dad in need of a wife? Seven months into her pregnancy, could she possibly win the heart of a man who knew her as Mrs. Malone?