But not everyone warms to the lovely new physician and Letty ruffles plenty of feathers when she takes on Hartville's thriving brothels. As she rescues first one then another young girl forced into the sordid trade, Letty becomes the target of some of the town's most powerful people.
Eric Wagner, Hartville's newspaper editor, finds he got much more than he bargained for when he brought this female doctor to town. As Letty stirs more controversy with each passing day, he wonders if he can save the noble-minded doctor from herself.
This is heart-warming and engaging fiction at its best, straight from the pen of a skilled storyteller.
On leave from the army, Nick Colter heads to a quiet Alberta ranch to fulfill a promise. His buddy left behind a pregnant wife in need of protection and friendship that only Nick can provide. Despite years in combat, he isn't prepared for the battle to earn wary Beth Carruthers's trust. There is more than grief in her beautiful blue eyes, and caring for her becomes more than an act of duty. He wants to bring a smile to her face…and restore faith and love in her heart. Yet the secrets she harbors may destroy the one chance at family he thought he'd never find.
Jenn Washington has spent years avoiding questions about her love life. This year she's finally found a way to take the focus off herself at the annual family reunion. Sending herself some flowers from "John" should appease her relatives, until her pretend boyfriend arrives at the front door in the flesh! Johnny Barnes has his own reasons for playing along with Jenn's ruse, and his growing attraction for her is only one of them. But secrets from her past and his present could make it harder for this rugged cowboy to make Jenn the bride he's always wanted.
Rugged and tough deputy sheriff Eli Bishop isn't scared of anything. Except dogs. When he's assigned a K-9 partner, he thinks things can't get any worse. Then he learns who'll be training him. Local vet Mary Travis is sweet as sugar…but she's also Eli's ex-fiancée's sister. Revealing his humiliating phobia to her is not an option. Neither is developing feelings for Mary—who's built her career around the dogs Eli fears. When a terrible storm hits their town, Mary and Eli must find the courage to work together and save lives—and fall in love.
Serendipity Sweethearts: Three small-town matchmakers finding Texas-size love
Her high school sweetheart is the last person teacher Hailey Deacon expects to encounter back home in Hartley Creek. Since Dan Morrow closed the door on their future, Hailey's determined to make this a temporary stay. She has an ill grandmother to take care of. But when Dan, now a widower, brings his troubled six-year-old daughter to Hailey for help, how can she refuse? Working with both father and daughter, she vows not to fall for him again. But if a determined little girl has her way, Hailey won't be leaving Hartley Creek again anytime soon.
Home to Hartley Creek:
A family legend brings cousins home.
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Saving lives is what nurse Shannon Deacon excels at. The fast pace of the emergency room provides a distraction from painful memories of being left at the altar. Until she discovers that her next-door neighbor happens to be her ex-fiancé's brother. Dr. Ben Brouwer feels just as uncomfortable around Shannon. He, too, conceals a hurting heart by devoting himself to his work. Yet there's an undeniable attraction between them—and two determined matchmakers are working overtime to get them together. Can Ben help Shannon realize that maybe she's been holding on to her wedding dress after all this time for a reason?
The U.S. Marine Corps made a man out of Nathan Morningway. But the orphaned baby girl left to him by his military buddy made him a father. A single father. With no training in diaper duty, let alone parenthood, Nathan heads home to Morningway Lodge—where he's not exactly warmly welcomed by his family. But day-care worker Jessica Sabin helps care for little Gracie and teaches him how to be a daddy. That seems to make Jessica happy. So why does she look so sad sometimes? Nathan's new mission: to find out—and make Jessica smile forever.
Widowed attorney Zach Truscott is ready for a fresh start. So he and his beloved daughter head west to the quaint town of Hartley Creek. But instead of a new beginning, Zach comes face-to-face with a woman from the past. With a secret. For Renee Albertson, falling for the handsome single dad is easy; revealing the truth is difficult. Renee wants a second chance to make things right. But can they let go of the past and create a family together?
Hearts of Hartley Creek—In this small town, love is just around the corner.
Second Chance Season
When they fell in love that summer, Jess Schroder never knew the secret Naomi Deacon carried away with her. The boy from a troubled home made it clear he wasn't cut out to be a father. Frightened and with her heart breaking, Naomi moved on. Eight years later, she's back in Hartley Creek—a nurse's aide devoted to healing others. As she gets to know the good, caring man Jess has become, Naomi realizes they both deserve a second chance. Is Jess ready to let Naomi past his defenses? Together they'll embark on a journey to look for the courage they both need this time around.
Despite her initial misgivings, the recently widowed Phoebe finds herself increasingly attracted to her employer. As Adrian's past comes to light, Phoebe is faced with a choice regarding this man she has come to love and admire. And Adrian must decide whether to stay on the run from his past or confront it so he can finally face the future.
A Perfect Match
Julia Evans is certain she's found her Mr. Right. Yet even though she has her eye on a handsome minister, it's carpenter Zeke Taylor who sweeps her off her feet—literally! His courtship takes her by surprise…but perhaps unexpected love could be the greatest gift of all.
The Christmas Groom
The navy was Colin Brockman's escape, but now that he's in chaplain training, he finally has the chance to make choices for himself. Falling in love wasn't on his agenda…until beautiful grad student Holly McCade caught his attention—and his heart.
Denny Norquest has a plan. Lease a ranch in Hartley Creek and raise cattle. But the baby dropped in his lap changes everything. Soon he's deep in diaper duty—with no end in sight! Bookseller Evangeline Arsenau feels compelled to help the handsome single dad care for his little girl. She's learned the hard way that men can't be trusted, but Denny's unexpected devotion to his daughter has her falling for dad and baby. Is she willing to let down the boundaries she's placed around her heart for the chance at happily ever after?
Hearts of Hartley Creek—In this small town, love is just around the corner
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HER MONTANA CHRISTMAS (Big Sky Centennial)
by Arlene James
When town historian Robin Frazier agrees to help pastor Ethan Johnson decorate the church for a centennial Christmas celebration, she never expects to fall for him. Will revealing her secret ruin everything?
A RANCHER FOR CHRISTMAS (Martin's Crossing)
By Brenda Minton
Breezy Hernandez is surprised to learn she's sharing custody of her twin nieces with rancher Jake Martin. Can she convince the handsome cowboy she's mom—and wife—material?
AN AMISH CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (Brides of Amish Country)
By Patricia Davids
Toby Yoder's journey to bring his sister home for Christmas is thwarted when a blizzard strands them at Greta Barkman's home. What starts out as a mission of kindness soon becomes a journey of the heart.
YULETIDE BABY (Cowboy Country)
By Deb Kastner
Cowboy pastor Shawn O'Riley never expected to get a baby for Christmas. Asking experienced foster mom Heather Lewis for help with the infant left in his church's nativity set might just give him the greatest gift of all—family.
Lily Marstow and Alyssa Cane think they have the perfect plan. After all, helping their single parents fall in love shouldn't be that hard. But Silas Marstow wants nothing to do with the woman who lost track of his child for precious minutes in the aftermath of the High Plains tornado. And Josie Cane is busy caring for her ailing grandmother and rebuilding her life. The girls' matchmaking pact is in jeopardy unless they can make their parents see the love that's right in in front of them.
Unemployed and with no place to live, Stephanie Cartwright answers an online classified ad. The nanny job in small-town Serendipity, Texas, will give her a chance to start over. And she'll be helping out teacher Drew Spencer, who desperately needs someone to watch his three-year-old twin boys.
He knows better than anyone that his boys can be a handful—so he makes the offer on a short-term basis. Soon this big-city girl is charming both troublesome twins—and their handsome country dad. But can this temporary bond turn into a permanent promise?
Cody Jameson knows that hiring gourmet chef Vivienne Clayton for the Circle C Ranch has to be a mistake. He once secretly loved her, but she's back in tiny Clayton, Colorado, for just a year. Vivienne wonders how she'll survive in the town she couldn't leave fast enough. Yet she soon finds herself cooking beans and biscuits for cowboys and helping Cody with his sassy teenage sister. To the entire ranch's surprise, it seems like this big-city chef might actually stand a chance of becoming a cowboy's lady forever.
Dr. Jasmine Enderlin had once loved Christopher Jordan with her whole heart. And he'd betrayed that love by marrying her sister and then abandoning his pregnant bride. Christopher's actions had made her question her faith. But now her sister was dead, Jasmine was the mother of their child and the prodigal daddy had returned to claim his son….
Christopher wanted to explain what he had done, but Jasmine's hurt and anger prevented her from listening. Until she found her sister's well-worn Bible and learned that appearances could be deceiving. Was God trying to tell her that Christopher deserved a second chance?
Montana rodeo star Tanner Fortier is a good man. A man Keira Bannister never stopped loving. But when he shows up at Refuge Ranch looking to have his late brother's saddle repaired in time for the championships, he's the last person Keira wants to see. For years, she's kept hidden the real reason for breaking their engagement—and Tanner's heart. But now, with him at the ranch, she's tempted to reveal the truth—one that could destroy him. But she knows that to have a future with the man of her dreams, she has to settle the past…
Refuge Ranch: Where a Montana family comes home to love.
Someone had broken into Tess Graver's home and trashed the place. But this was no random robbery. The intruder was looking for something specific—but what? With her own secrets to keep hidden, Tess reluctantly turned to neighbor Ethan Rogers for help. The been-there, seen-that former DEA agent wanted nothing to do with the big-city crime from his old life. But Ethan wasn't about to let the dangerous thugs take over his small town. Or scare strong, sweet Tess into running away—not when he'd just found her.
When Faith married her husband Roger Nolan he seemed to be an upstanding businessman, owner of a remote mercantile outside the town of Bountiful, Oregon. But Faith quickly learned the truth-that her husband is dishonest in his business practices and likes his liquor, turning mean when he indulges. When Faith discovers that Roger has yet again failed to deliver critical winter supplies to Nathan Bartlett, owner of the nearby logging camp, she takes the order up the mountain herself. Furious, Roger confronts Faith when she returns, and she is knocked unconscious. When Faith wakes, she finds Roger dead in a pool of his own blood, and she soon stands accused of murder.
Having fought in the War Between the States, Nathan has seen enough violence to last a lifetime. He has always admired Faith's quiet strength and integrity and finds it hard to believe such a gentle woman capable of harming anyone. However, Nathan begins to struggle with his instinct to protect Faith when evidence mounts against her.
As more and more people begin to think Faith is guilty, only her trust in God can give her the hope she needs to survive this trial.
Widowed two years earlier, Eli, with a son and daughter to raise, sought a hard-working, educated Christian woman to care for them and his home. Olivia Moore filled the bill, and as soon as Eli recognized her as an excellent investment, he offered her first employment then a marriage of convenience.
While Olivia is an excellent choice, her large family gives Eli pause. He knows about the problems posed by in-laws, so he will do whatever it takes to avoid a repeat of his earlier experiences.
When Papa tells Olivia the Moore family must move according to Eli's terms for the new railroad line, she fears for their safety, since they'll be homeless during winter. Where will they go? How will they survive?
It is up to Olivia to convince her husband to renege on his demands, though she swore before their marriage she would stay out of his business.
Glory Weston was sure of that. What she didn't understand was why those plans included her. From the moment the handsome lawyer showed up at her women's shelter, checkbook in hand, she sensed that he wasn't just another stone-hearted businessman seeking a tax write-off. But that didn't mean she had to fall for him….
Between his cutthroat career and raising a motherless daughter, Ethan's hands were full—and his heart was jaded. Romance was the last thing he needed. Yet Glory made him question things he believed in—like money—and things he didn't. Like God. And marriage….
Kyle thought masquerading as an engaged couple was a brilliant solution. But that was before he found solace and a purpose in the small town. And before he fell in love with Gracie. Kyle knew Gracie was exactly what he needed in his life, but she yearned to spread her wings. Could Kyle convince her that the only place she truly belonged was by his side?
Opening a business isn't a piece of cake—something Melissa Sweeney discovers when an anonymous benefactor brings her to Bygones, Kansas. She can't fulfill her longtime dream of starting up her own bakery without help. But with his traditional views of work and family, Brian Montclair is the unlikeliest candidate for the job. Even more surprising is the powerful attraction sprouting up between the rugged mechanic and his fiercely independent new boss. Brian's heart and soul belong to his hardworking community that is slowly coming back to life. Melissa wants to be part of that transformation…if she can make Brian believe they can be true partners in everything—including love.
The Heart of Main Street: They're rebuilding the town one step—and heart—at a time.
Rancher Kip Cosgrove promised his dying brother he'd take care of his motherless young twins. So when the boys' estranged aunt shows up on the Cosgrove doorstep with a will and the law on her side, Kip digs in his boot heels. Nicole Williams is wonderful with the boys, but Kip is just as much their kin as she is. And until legal issues are settled, she'll have to abide by his rules. Which means visiting the twins at the ranch. Seeing how much he loves the boys. How much they love him. And maybe…staying forever.
From the first, Maddie Carlton felt that she'd met mysterious Rory March before. Now, he'd appeared on her doorstep when she least expected—and vanished just as swiftly.
Yet, at each visit, Rory brought Maddie and her boy the warmth of joy their lives had been missing for so long—ever since the tragedy that had taken her husband.
But who was "Rory" really? And could the man who'd restored her faith—and saved Christmas for her son—teach Maddie to love again?
So it is that rancher Jeremy Johnson comes to call upon Angel, hoping to strike a bargain that will allow his cattle to graze on the fertile Rogers land and drink from its sparkling waters. Instead, he finds himself increasingly drawn to Angel, and finds he wants he love more than anything else.
But to what lengths are other ranchers willing to go in order to gain access to Rogers Creek? And what is Angel willing to sacrifice to keep her ranch from falling into the wrong hands?
Ginny Aiken's growing readership will enjoy Spring of My Love as much as they loved the first two installments of the Silver HIlls Trilogy.
Seeking redemption from his troubled past, cowboy Lee Bannister returns to his Montana hometown. He's not looking for love—just to prove he's not the same reckless guy who broke Abby Newton's heart and destroyed her family. But when Abby, a magazine photographer, is assigned to cover the story of his family ranch's 150th anniversary, old feelings start to resurface. He knows Abby will never forgive him. But as they spend more time together, they begin to discover the lies that kept them apart…and that some reunions are meant to last forever.
When Mr. Wrong Is Mr. Right
A woman in a man's world, firefighter Vee Bishop has to be tough as nails. She's developed a hard shell that no one can penetrate. But Vee's online friend BJ sees her softer side. BJ seems so kind and caring—just the opposite of Ben Atwood. Her annoying coworker has trampled expectations all over town, or so rumor has it. Turns out, once she agrees to give Ben a fair shot, he's surprisingly vulnerable. As Vee prepares to make a difficult choice, an unexpected twist shows that love is always one step ahead.
Successful businessman Griffin Haddon just wants a quiet place to start over again…alone. Griff doesn't realize that in a small town like Serendipity, Texas, solitude's hard to come by. Especially at Redemption Ranch, where the stunning Alexis Grainger struggles to keep her ministry for troubled teens afloat. The last thing Alexis needs is a distraction like slick city-boy Griff with his designer jeans and boots. But her meddling, matchmaking twin has other plans. As Alexis and Griff work to save the ranch, can they also heal his broken heart?
Three small-town matchmakers
finding Texas-size love.
When Sarah Kendrick meets her high school sweetheart again, she's ashamed to show Marcus Ender how far she's fallen. But when they're snowed in on her ranch, and he returns holiday joy to her family, Sarah could have a merry Christmas…if she'll say yes.
The Cowboy's Christmas Gift by Arlene James
An injury forces rodeo rider Matt Ender home to his family's ranch—where he clashes with his grandmother's pretty business partner.
Former cowgirl Neely Spence has no time for love. Can they open their hearts and find family this Christmas?
"I Need To Talk To You."
Sarah Westerveld had been waiting years to hear those words from her estranged father. But now that he had finally summoned her home at holiday time, his fragile health rendered him unable to speak. What had he wanted to tell her? Sarah's deepest desire was to be forgiven for the past. Yet part of that past-and the future she dreamed of-included her father's sworn enemy, darkly handsome Logan Carleton. A man who knew that when Sarah made things right with her heavenly
Father, all her Christmas wishes would come true.
It was the biggest challenge of personal-image consultant Isobel Buckley's career — turn a flower shop owner into a polished, urbane man. Image was everything, after all, particularly to this high-strung beauty. Her new client's carefree life was certainly not the "in" thing, but the kind heart beneath his pinstripes might just convince her that love was back in style.
Arrogant Ethan Westerveld could scream that from the barn roof if he wanted. But half the place was now Hannah Kristoferson's. Not that she wanted one inch of the farm that reminded her of the only father she'd ever known—and his heartbreaking betrayal. Yet according to the terms of his will, she had to spend six months at Riverbend or forfeit the inheritance. Six months butting heads with too-handsome Ethan in order to make a quick sale and a new life far away? She'd do it. But Hannah didn't count on Ethan feeling like family…or that she'd want to stay forever.
Emma is surprised to find she enjoys the challenges of life at the cabin and feels drawn to Peter and his young son Robby. But though willing to learn, no matter how she tries, she never seems to live up to expectations. As Emma seeks God's guidance and aspires to the picture of womanhood shown in the 31st chapter of Proverbs, Peter comes to realize that he may be underestimating the strength and character behind this woman's beauty.
But when another body is uncovered, it's clear that the death was no accident. What's worse, Dutch is implicated. Haley realizes it's up to her to help him prove his innocence. Can she clear him of the crime--and keep herself out of danger at the same time?
Immediately engaging and full of humor and heart, the second book in the Deadly Décor Mystery series continues the fun and excitement readers found in Design on a Crime. They'll be dying for more from this fun series!
After years away serving his country, Cole Bishop finally returns home—with a newborn baby in tow. As a single dad, Cole needs help. But the last thing he expects to encounter at his new job is his high school sweetheart—all grown up and more beautiful than ever. Tessa Applewhite might have broken Cole's heart years before, but she's never forgotten him. And he can wrangle her heart like no one else ever has. But Tessa rejected him when the stakes weren't nearly as high. Can Cole trust her again—and in the process, form a forever family?
When Haley's mentor, Marge Norwalk, is murdered, Haley becomes the prime suspect. Armed only with the confidence that Marge instilled in her, Haley sets out to find the real murderer. But as she sets forth, she has no idea what twists and turns will bring her face-to-face with her long-hidden past.
Book one in the Deadly Décor Mysteries will keep both Ginny Aiken's established readership and new fans coming back for more.
Clint Daniels knows he is nobody's sweetheart. The rugged mountain guide has lived most of his life alone, and with his heartbreaking past, he can't imagine a domestic future with anyone. Especially not a warm and graceful widow like Olivia Barlow. But when her three towheaded little boys approach him at the Lone Star Cowboy League's annual Valentine's dance, he finds it impossible to turn them away. Clint isn't prepared to be a father, but these boys draw out his paternal side. And somehow, vulnerable Olivia and her children begin to make the cowboy suspect their wary hearts might actually be a perfect match…
Luke Harris grew up without family. Now, it's all he wants. More so when he and his friendly dog move next door to widowed mom Janie Corbett and her three kids. For the first time, he can imagine hearing the pitter-patter of little feet in his own home. Listening to their bedtime prayers. Having a wife and children to call his own. But once-burned/twice-shy Janie won't say yes—unless Luke acknowledges his troubled past. With the help of one stubborn woman, three smart kids and a cherished Labrador retriever, there might be a family for Luke, after all.
As a Christian, FBI special agent Kevin "Mack" MacCormack wasn't happy with undercover assignments, but his current one had him masquerading to protect a little girl. The first time little Abigail called him her "guardian angel," he knew he'd do whatever it took to keep her safe. That meant dealing with her protective, stubborn-and beautiful-mother, Lily, whom he somehow could not stop thinking about....
Raising twins on her own hasn't been easy for widowed mom Hannah Douglas. But she's determined to see her family—and the picnic basket auction she's organizing for the town's centennial celebration—succeed. Still, there are times she wishes for someone to lean on. To her surprise, Brody Harcourt's strong shoulders are at the ready. Seems like Jasper Gulch's favorite firefighter and rancher is always there when she needs him. But Hannah's not sure she's willing to take another chance on love, especially with someone whose job puts him in harm's way. Is the risk of loving Brody worth the reward to make her family complete?
Big Sky Centennial: A small town rich in history…and love.
Vince Morningway has always run the family ministry alone—and his way. Until his big-deal brother hires a business consultant to bring him—and the ministry—into this century. Suddenly Melanie Frazer, in her pastel suits and clicking heels, is organizing papers and talking computers. And she's too interested in sorting the dreams Vince has for his life. But those old dreams—to leave town and see the world instead of taking care of everyone and everything—passed him by long ago. Unless Melanie can show him how much he's always been needed, right here in Colorado…where an unexpected match is in the making.
Still, the cowboy's lonely heart skipped a beat at first sight of Rebecca Stevenson. With her warm smile and sky-blue eyes, this beautiful stranger was Joe's dream come true. He had to know more about her....
A polished professional, Rebecca turned out to be an unlikely match for a hardworking horse trainer. Joe doubted she'd settle for a rancher's simple life.
But Rebecca's radiant expression as they explored the countryside gave him hope. And her innocent trust, as she struggled to rekindle her faith, made Joe thank Heaven for bringing them together.
Now he prayed that Rebecca could look beyond their differences to see the wealth of love waiting in his heart....
For years, Sheriff Hal Benson has been sweet on Meg Scott. But the tough lawman turns shy around the pretty pharmacist. When Meg is mugged one night while closing up, he runs to her aid. Even though it's out of his jurisdiction, he'll do anything in his power to keep her safe. But when drugs start going missing from her shop, Meg's in hot water with the police. She faces losing everything she's worked to achieve. And Hal must make a decision—defend Meg or condemn her. With an election looming, will he risk his future to save hers?
Matthew "Ryder" Lyndon has just learned he's the father of a five-year-old girl. A girl who suddenly appears in his life with her mother, Lucie Adams—and Lucie is everything Ryder remembers. Beautiful, sun-washed, a free spirit who made him smile. But she'd trampled his heart with her sudden disappearance six years ago. Coming face-to-face with each other again, both Ryder and Lucie are reminded of what they once shared. Now God has given him an unexpected blessing in their daughter. After all this time, can Ryder find a place for them in his life?
Widowed and pregnant, Laney Beckett wants nothing to do with stubborn rodeo cowboy Slade McKenna. But avoiding her late husband's best friend is nearly impossible now that Slade thinks Laney and her baby need his protection. Though Slade figures he's too rough a man to settle down, his thrill-seeking ways have already cost him his childhood pal. Looking out for the man's wife and child is the least he can do, especially when headstrong Laney doesn't know the first thing about running the family's ranch. For the sake of baby Beckett, Laney and Slade give friendship a chance…but could they become a true family?
Cowboy Country: Surprise babies lead to unexpected love in Texas
Delia Rae Ivers said goodbye to small town Serendipity ten years ago for medical school. To start a new life, she'd ended her romance with the town rebel, Zach Bowden—and kept their little boy a secret. But when her mother falls ill, Delia answers the town's online ad for a new doctor. It's time to come home to family, friends…and the man she loved a decade ago. Will forgiveness give them a second chance to become the family they were meant to be?
The smell of cinnamon buns and apple pie remind widowed dad Chance Hawkins of the wife he lost five years ago. As does his sad-eyed little girl. So when his aunt hires a new pastry chef— whom she finds online—for their family-owned Texas café, the cowboy cook grumbles. What's more, fancy baker Phoebe Yates is boarding in their home. But soon enough, kind Phoebe is reminding Chance how nice it is to share a sweet roll with his daughter before school. And maybe opening his heart to becoming a groom again!
Carolyne Aarsen returns with heartfelt tales of faith.
Love Is Patient
Lisa Sterling will do anything to prove her stepbrother's innocence—even take an undercover job at his former company. But as she works closely with Gabe's boss, Dylan Matheson, her growing feelings for him threaten to turn both their lives upside down.
A Heart's Refuge
Small-town life is not what fast-track magazine publisher Rick Ethier had in mind. Neither is Becky Ellison, the homespun editor he finds himself at odds with. Becky believes he has lost his way. Can her unwavering faith bring him home?
Fast-paced and full of exciting action and exotic locales, A Steal of a Deal is the perfect escape for readers looking for a thrill.
Army vet Will Davenport knows all about missions but nothing about raising his young daughter. Settling in Serendipity, Texas, he hopes they'll both find the peace that has always eluded him. But when the widower goes to work for a local beauty, he gets much, much more. Samantha Howell is ready with a helping hand for everyone else but insists on taking care of her problems on her own. Will wants to be her hero, but too much stands in their way. For a future with Samantha, he has to bury the past. But forgiving himself may be his most difficult mission ever….
Serendipity Sweethearts: Three small-town matchmakers finding Texas-size love.
Veterinarian Cara Morrison is planning another walk down the aisle with her ex-fiancé—except she isn't the bride and rancher Nicholas Chapman isn't the groom. With their best friends' wedding looming, the last thing maid of honor Cara wants is to rekindle a romance with best man Nicholas. But when he needs her help to unravel the illness that's descending on his herd, she discovers that the sparks between her and Nicholas still burn bright. Is it possible to heal the wounds of the past and start over with the cattleman she never stopped loving?
Re: Updates on Mom, baby Gracie and the hunky doc!
Well, Mom is making great strides in physical therapy, and taking care of Gracie is an unexpected joy. Because my adopted little sister was a preemie, she's had lots of checkups...and her green-eyed pediatrician is gorgeous! Each time we visit Eli Cavanaugh, he makes me want to embrace life, finally let my hair out of its almost-daily bun and dream a little. I have to tell you, being temporary mommy is making me long for a family of my own...with Eli!