Finding her birth family was Kathy Dunstad's dream. When they found her it became more or a nightmare. Not only have they left her a wealthy woman, but also she must contend with skeletons in the closet as well as ghosts in the living room. Once she comes to grips with the dead, she must then deal with the living. There's more to consider than just her birth mother's family that offers financial stability. There is also her birth father that wants to give her emotional stability as well.
As adults, Blue Thunder and Lightning Strike, Atiko and Kit's twin sons, are being tested to see which one will succeed their father as shaman and which will serve Hawk's village. At the mounds of the ancients, Lightning's visions of the past becomes flesh and blood reality in the form of Javion, a woman of the Cahokian people, who has traveled forward in time to avoid being sacrificed. The forces of nature that saved her life bewilder Javion. Can she adapt to these people and express her love for the handsome young shaman who rescued her? Thunder's vision is just as vivid, but the woman who captures his heart is Hawk's daughter, Graceful Swan. If he is not chosen as shaman for her people, can he give up his life's calling for the woman he loves?
When Kit Lancer made the trip from Madison to Peoria for an Indian pow-wow, she never expected to find herself in an ancient Indian village with an ancient people. Transported through time by a bolt of lightning and a crack of thunder, she soon realizes she cannot return to the twenty-first century and the life she once led. Atiko, is surprised to find a strange woman lying on the beach below the bluff where he is standing. He is awed by this Spirit Woman from the future and soon finds himself hopelessly in love with her. When fate rips her from his arms he realizes he will do anything to make her his own, including giving up his freedom.
The Depression brings a new venture into the family of the Double M. When Suzanna buys K-Chemical, she becomes a businesswoman. The purchase is for her son, Jeff, as she desperately wants to keep in on the Double M and not lose him to the larger cities of the East in the way her mother lost Mallon. World War II brings the loss of life to the families in and around Corbit. As the shock wears off, Suzanna, now a widow and Ralph, who has been widowed for several years, find love and happiness in each other's arms. As Suzanna's life draws to a close, she looks back on the things she has accomplished. She has lived through two world wars, the great depression, Korea and Vietnam. Her ranch business interests have prospered. Now her grandson, JP, is ready to take on the challenges of running the Double M.
Queen Morgiana is faced with the worst possible of fates. Once she takes the throne, her world will be destroyed. In order to save her people she must marry a man whom she considers beneath her and travel to a new world, a thousand years away. Sorento has always known who will be his wife. When the Man Gods declare it will be Queen Morgiana, he is beside himself. Even knowing that their union is the only hope for his people, he is concerned for his future with a woman he does not love. Once in the new world, their love is given the opportunity to grow, but can it take root when two strong willed people occupy the same dwelling? His lack of interest in her and her limited skills where housekeeping are concerned threaten to tear them apart.
With her life threatened by a serial killer, Dani Karr ran to the only place she felt secure, Karr's Port. The retirement home that had belonged to her parents, sat in a secluded trailer park. There she could hide among the older residents and not have to face the inevitable. Hugh Anderson only wanted to get the new owner of Karr's Port to sell the trailer to him. He certainly didn't expect to become embroiled in a manhunt for the killer responsible for the only case he'd left unsolved when he left the Atlanta Police Force.
Finding love is an art, and these artists (and aspiring artists) discover that love, like art, requires more than talent! THE CHAPEL OF LOVE by Cheryl Gardarian: Moving to Colorado changes Darcy Oma Green's life. Saddled with D.O.G. for initials, she never expects to fall in love, but magic happens in Aspen Grove. A SHOT AT LOVE by Lorna Collins: Gulietta Boller Amalfitano wants her own identity. So she leaves home for Aspen Grove, Colorado where she discovers her heart's desire through photographer, Jeff Stone. LADY JANE'S CROCHET by Sherry Derr-Wille: Jayne Connor's love of crochet brings her to Baker's Secret Hideaway, where she falls for Keith Baker. But when his attitude suddenly changes, she's bewildered and gives up all thoughts of love. AN AFFAIR OF THE ART by Luanna Rugh: When Rayne McAllister is talked into taking a beginning watercolor class, she is confronted with the guy who was her worst date ever! And he's the teacher. Could this ever lead to love? Rayne doesn't think so.
Destined to die because of the disappearance of his sister prior to her scheduled sacrifice, Jayden is surprised to find that he, too, has traveled through time so that his life could be saved. When the people who have befriended Javion do likewise for him, he realizes that his life has been saved for a purpose. He soon finds that the daughter of his mentor, Spotted Pony, has become very important to him, but marriage to the girl—who is too young—seems an impossible dream, rather than the all encompassing love of his life. Shining Star is immediately attracted to the handsome stranger her father has befriended. Will he be willing to wait for her? Or, will a winter of separation show him other maidens more suited to him?
Best friends Kimi, Melinda, Jacque, and Lilianna grew up in Aspen Grove, Colorado, but went in separate directions after high school. Now they're invited to their twentieth high school reunion. They want to see each other again, but will they attend, and what stories will they have to share? Finding Love in Paradise by Lorna Collins When Kimi McGuire goes to Hawaii to discover her Hawaiian roots, she also finds Jason Nakagiri, a good-looking Hawaiian surfer who steals her heart. But is he truly the love of her life or just her dream of a soul mate? Love South of the Border Style by Christie Shary Melinda Miller falls hard while on a vacation in Mexico, but when he doesn't call, she believes her one chance at happiness has died. Is Juan Carlos merely a summer romance as she fears, or can their love survive time and distance? Love, Wisconsin Style by Sherry Derr-Wille Jacque Harris dreams of living in Scandinavia working as a translator, but a hasty marriage kills her dreams, trapping her in Wisconsin. Now divorced, is Bryan Chapman, the guy she meets in the grocery store, the start of the relationship of her dreams? Love Under the Northern Lights by Luanna Rugh Lilianna Anderson left town in humiliation the day after high school graduation, vowing never to return, but her mother's sixty-fifth birthday can't be ignored. When she runs into Russ Anthony, the high school sweetheart who betrayed her, can she find love again? Genre: Romance/Anthology
It's 1858 and gamekeeper Dewy Kittow has a cosy sexual relationship with Lizzie Hudson, a lady's maid at Long Livery Hall. But, in the heat of a sweltering late summer, Lizzie makes one terrible mistake. To make matters worse, Virginia Windlesham—now returned to Long Livery after the birth of her illegitimate baby—is anxious to resume relations with Dewy. She'll go to any lengths to get Lizzie out of the way, regardless of how much Lizzie will suffer for it. But even Virginia couldn't have foreseen just how terrible the ensuing events would be.
Rick Parker could hardly tell his boss no when he was asked to take a tour of senior citizens to Scandinavia, but he wasn't happy about it. He didn't like bimbo sitting with the young agents that worked for Collier Travel, it was even worse when he heard that Janice Walters would be escorting the other half of the group, it was far worse. A young bimbo agent was one thing, but one who was closer to his age and definitely not his type was another. The last thing Janice wanted to do was escort a tour of senior citizens but her boss, Glen Collier, was very persuasive. Hopefully, Rick, the eternal playboy, would stick to his portion of the group and she could stick to hers. The last thing she wanted was to have to deal with him on a daily basis for the two weeks the trip would last. Genre: Contemporary Romance
Morning Star has lost the man who was to be her husband. Destined to live a loveless life she devotes herself to the visions given her by the Great Spirit and her skill as a healer. When Lone Eagle comes into her life, everything changes. Even though his injuries are severe she nurses him back to health and falls deeply in love. Lone Eagle has also suffered loss, but when he meets Morning Star, he knows his life will soon be complete. Even though they never have children of their own, they are friends to all, including the whites who are coming into their territory. That friendship becomes both a blessing and a curse when he witnesses something he shouldn't have seen. Hunting Hawk is an adult when he learns of his parents' past. It becomes his prayer that he can accept what life has given him.
Snapping Turtle knew Makisa would be his wife the first time he saw her. His only problem was, how could he make the daughter of a Shaman fall in love with a willing captive amongst her people? Although promised to another, Makisa felt the pull of her heartstrings when she first saw Snapping Turtle. It didn't matter if he was a captive, or a free man, he made her feel differently than she had ever felt before. When her promised husband is banished because of his treatment of her, she turns to Snapping Turtle for love and security. With their marriage, and the child that is coming with the changing color of the leaves, one more obstacle stands in the way of their happiness. With the return of the buffalo, so will Makisa's brother, Atiko, and Snapping Turtle's brother, Hawk, return. Can their love stand the test of family loyalty?
With the deaths of Suzanna and Ralph, JP is left to take over the Double M while Kenlyn oversees the fortunes of the family through the investment firm where she works. The future of K-Chemical/Colliers Industries rests in the hands of David Vasser and Scott Preston. The wars of the late 20th and early 21st century take their tolls as well on the residents of Corbit and the Double M. This is the fourth book in the epic Double M Series by multiple EPPIE AWARD Winning author Sherry Derr-Wille that includes: Book One: DOUBLE M: THE MALLONS Book Two: DOUBLE M: THE KENDRICKS Book Three: DOUBLE M: THE PARKHURSTS
With the new millennium on the horizon, Mike Mallon is a senator in Washington DC, while Nevada Jennings is looking forward to a life and family with Marion Howe. In this book, Katie and Steve Kendricks lead the Double M into the twentieth century. After Katie's death Steve is left alone to watch as their children grow to adulthood to face World War I and the consequences that tragic battle brings about. When their son, Mallon, refuses to return to the Double M after the war, the ranch becomes the responsibility of Suzanna and her husband, Clay, along with Nevada's son, Ralph, and his British war bride, Barbara. Together they work to bring prosperity to the ranch and peace between the children who grow up together in the same was as Suzanna and Ralph did a generation earlier.
Cory's Christmas - Sherry Derr-Wille Cory never expected to run Baker's Secret Hideaway, but when she needs help, Dex Trenton enters her life in more ways than one. Christmas Day - Luanna Rugh Chris Day isn't looking forward to Christmas. But injured skier Raven Chase lands in Red Rock Clinic on Christmas Eve, and her holiday plans change. Mistletoe Magic - Lorna Collins All Noelle McGregor wants is real mistletoe for her first Christmas without family, but getting it leads to literally falling for Matt Spicer. The Gathering - Christie Shary Sonata Sullivan returns home where she encounters her widowed high school boyfriend, Tommy Henderson. But her heart belongs to Jamali in Morocco. Christmas Treasure - Cheryl Gardarian Posing as tourists, Sara Hayden and Gretchen Dodge meet Swedish businessman Thad Johansson. When he returns unexpectedly, will their deception be discovered?
Kelly has never had the honor of being a bridesmaid. Her size would make the bridal party look lopsided. When her cyber friend, Birdie, asks her to come to Arizona to be her maid-of-honor, Kelly jumps at the chance and plans a summer of traveling throughout the West. Little does she know that the man of her dreams will also be in Phoenix. JK has been in love with Kelly since the first time she logged onto the Big Beautiful People chat. Now he has a chance to meet her, but will she accept him? Having lost over two hundred pounds, he no longer qualifies him to be in the group, but to give it up would mean losing touch with Kelly. With determination, Kelly decides that if JK can lose the weight, so can she, but what will she do when she returns to Wisconsin and he stays in Los Angeles?
Mike Mallon is running away from his past. With his family's history, it is expected he will go to Mexico. Instead he goes north and founds the Double M Ranch in Corbit, Montana. Once there his life is intertwined with the men and women in the valley. Especially his wife, Janet, his best friend Nevada, the half breed, Maggie, and the town's founder, Ned Corbit. When the past catches up with Mike, it destroys not only his family but also touches the lives of everyone else in the valley. For better or for worse, Mike's temper ruins his relationship with many of those who have been closest to him. Only a bazaar twist of fate can right the wrongs and bring Mike the peace he so desires.