Lucinda made the biggest mistake of her life when she threw Harris "under the bus" and she regrets the exposé that appeared in The Seattle Daily. The only way to make amends is to swallow her pride and print a public apology in his town's local newspaper. Of course, no one knows she was hired by The Paxtonville Weekly because the editor of the "Daily" made a secret deal to get her there. She's digging a hole for herself that she may never escape.
Note: This is the last book in the "Romance on the Ranch Series" and many characters from previous books find their way into this story.
Dovie hasn't lived a perfect life like handsome cowboy, Toby. In fact, she has major physical challenges that have kept men away from her. However, her greatest challenge will be opening her heart to a man who loves her unconditionally.
SOMEWHERE BY THE SEA
Is there somewhere to mend a broken heart?
Faith Bennison suffered a tragedy that changed her life in unimaginable ways and she fears she will die of a broken heart. In an attempt to salvage her sanity, she leaves her home in the Midwest and travels to the small Oregon town of Somewhere. As she settles into the day-to-day life at Hope Bed & Breakfast, she makes friends and even meets a man who jump-starts her battered heart. Strange happenings, however, have her questioning her sanity as she tries to make sense of an unfathomable encounter.
It was late afternoon and Dr. Alexavier Wyndham was exhausted. He glanced from his laptop screen to the door of his office when a crisp knock sounded. "Enter," he called.
His office assistant, a middle-aged, no-nonsense woman over the age of fifty, poked her head around the door and grinned. Since Gladys Buttons rarely smiled at him, he frowned. "Yes?"
It wasn't a secret that he and Gladys often butted heads, so her smile puzzled him. Then he decided it was because she was a short-timer. Her contract with the organization would be over as soon as he authorized her replacement.
She said, "My replacement is here." Her grin widened.
Now he was completely baffled. "Okay, show him in." He heard Ms. Buttons laugh as she closed the door and he got an uneasy feeling.
A few minutes later there was another knock. He yawned and turned his attention to meeting his new assistant. He'd been up most of the night with a child suffering from malnutrition and the ailments associated with it. The child had been brought to the only doctor within a hundred miles—him. The poor mother hadn't been in much better condition after her three day journey on foot. He typed one last notation into his laptop, hit the save button, and closed the screen. The door opened and Ms. Buttons entered, blocking his view of whoever was behind her. With a flourish, she waved her hands and stepped aside. "Dr. Wyndham, meet Miss Hannah Tanner, your new assistant."
Alexavier's eyes widened and then narrowed. He had specifically requested his new assistant be male. Life in a third world country was grueling, and other than cantankerous Ms. Buttons who could survive anything, he'd already witnessed the affect it had on young women in the organization. Often, they came believing their ideals were all they needed. He never doubted they were well-intentioned, but after weeks of sometimes unbearable heat, unusual food, little sleep, and the overwhelming needs of the population, the women began to fade. The sparkle left their eyes as they attempted to become all things to anyone who needed them.
Alexavier pressed his hands onto the top of his desk and glared at Ms. Buttons. He said, "What the bloody… Tell me you're kidding."
At first, Maximilian Rutherford III is stunned, and then he's angry. Six months living in the Arizona desert isn't his lifestyle. However, the mandate issued by Max I, his grandfather, is clear--manage a trailer and RV Park or lose his inheritance. Max III, hotshot corporate exec has managed billion dollar companies, but now he's supposed to oversee a trailer park!
Pilar Armstrong loves her home in the small community of Oasis located in beautiful Arizona. Sunrises and sunsets make for the beginnings and endings of perfect days. When the new park manager arrives she recognizes in him the same ambition as in her ex-husband and determines to avoid him at all costs. Her resolve fails, however, when he makes changes that affect her beloved neighbors. Maybe it's time to set "Ruthless Rutherford" straight.
Will Max and Pilar, opposite in every way, find that forever kind of love? The journey to that answer is endearing, funny, and surprising for both of them.
Lilah Parker yearns for her family, but in her infrequent letters to her sister Hallie, she has lied about her occupation. Her sister believes her to be a seamstress, when, in truth, she is a wealthy man's mistress. Lilah's shame and fear that she will be disowned by her loved ones causes her to reject Rush's offer of escort to Oregon.
However, fate has other plans for these mismatched lovers as they travel from New Orleans to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Oh, and along the way, Lilah gets kidnapped by bandits.
The book can be read as a standalone.