When Brooke O'Toole's sister and brother-in-law die in a tragic accident, her only priority is the emotional well-being of her one-year-old nephew, Connor. Unfortunately, that means making nice with the man she holds responsible for her mother's murder: Hunter Stone.
Allowing Hunter into her life is the opposite of easy. Brooke's never understood why her sister forgave him—and worse, became his neighbor and friend. But even she can't deny the bond between the man and child, or how much she's come to rely on both of them. Despite her instinct to fight this ex-cop who's challenging her right to custody, Brooke suspects the best thing for Connor is a life with both of them in it.
Loree Lough shares stories of love, faith and healing.
An Accidental Hero
Struggling actress Cammi Carlisle is leading a life of bad luck. When fate throws her and Reid Alexander together, though, things start to look up. Still, Reid harbors a terrible secret that the pregnant Cammi may not be able to forgive….
An Accidental Mom
Any glimpse of Max Sheridan, her long-lost love, has always made Lily London sparkle. Then Max, now a widower, returns to Amarillo with his young son. Max doesn't think the girl he left behind can handle a ready-made family—it's up to Lily to prove him wrong.
Why would a former football star like Logan Murray pay attention to her? Bianca Wright was a far cry from the beautiful women she'd seen him with in the tabloids. He was just being kind. Or even worse—felt sorry for her. He knew she was a widow with an autistic son. That had to be too much baggage for any man, and Bianca wouldn't accept anything but the best for her child. But if Logan could use his connections to match her son Drew with a therapy dog, she'd swallow her pride and accept his help.
And yet, after fifteen minutes with Drew, Logan seemed to "get it" better than Drew's own father ever did. Had Bianca misjudged him? Maybe he had hidden depths. She would've liked to find out, but that was a risk she just wouldn't take…not when her precious boy was involved.
Though there's sizzling chemistry between them, Reid knows a relationship would never work. Unbeknownst to Cammi, Reid was the one driving the pickup that killed her mother years ago. Even though it was a tragic accident with no one at fault, how will she ever forgive him when he can't even forgive himself?
Nate Marshall used to be a yes-man…until being so agreeable cost him dearly. But Eden Quinn has a way of getting him to reconsider his "just say no" policy. Which is how a bunch of troubled teens end up at his ranch for the weekend. The boys in Eden's care are a handful, and Nate can't help but be attracted to the feisty, independent woman who keeps them in line. This cowboy knows Eden's no damsel in distress, yet it's clear hers isn't a one-woman job. If she's determined to do everything on her own, how can he help her…let alone get her to fall for him?
That's the question stirring Texan widower Lamont London's heart. His longtime neighbor Nadine Greene still turns heads—especially his. But after enduring an abusive marriage, Nadine's gun-shy when it comes to relationships. And Lamont has some unresolved feelings to overcome about his late wife. It isn't until Nadine's ranch house burns to the ground and Lamont offers refuge to her and her son's family in his empty mansion that she opens her heart. Can they find a sweet second chance at love, and make two families into one?
Stories of the blessings of parenthood from Loree Lough
Ciara Dorsey's unsteady marriage to Mitch Mahoney is challenged by the FBI agent's seven-month assignment—especially when he gets the homecoming surprise of a lifetime. He's going to be a father! Can they mend their marriage for the baby's sake…and their own?
The precious baby in her care is a dream come true for Jaina Chandelle—but little Liam isn't hers to keep. She must unite orphaned Liam with his uncle, attorney Connor Buchanan. Both the baby and Connor need Jaina, if she's ready to accept that she's found the family she's always wanted.
FINALLY A BRIDE
Teacher Dara Mackenzie loved kids with all her heart. Trouble was, she seemed destined to remain forever single, forever childless. Until two solemn, motherless tykes in her Sunday school class caught her eye, captured her heart—and dragged her home to meet Daddy!
Miraculously, blue-eyed widower Noah Lucas was the kind of man Dara had waited a long, lonely lifetime for. And the harried dad clearly wanted a woman around the house. So, before she knew it, Dara was a bride! But Dara knew that it took more to make a family. Now it was up to Noah to open his heart to Dara's love.
Celebrate the joys of parenthood in this series full of unexpected special deliveries!
Drew Cunningham had always been a man of strong faith. When he married Gabrielle, he knew he would love her forever—and she him.
Now Drew's faith was being challenged. After less than a year of marriage, his beloved Gabrielle had left him, and he felt powerless to change things.
AS LONG AS THEY BOTH SHALL LIVE?
Who could have predicted the fateful accident that would wash away Gabrielle's memory? Suddenly Gabrielle believed they were still married, and Drew vowed not to waste this precious second chance. He would find the strenght to become the man his wife needed…and win back the woman who held his heart.
Body and faith bruised, Lieutenant Alex Van Buren had one wish—to make it through another day. Then sprightly Taylor Griffith came into his life…and he began to wonder if it was time to face his future.
Taylor had never known a man like Alex. The moment they met, she felt a connection. But the man stubbornly refused to let faith…or love…into his life. And if he didn't, how could she show him that with love and grace anything was possible?
Featuring tales of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings, the latest Quilts of Love books will delight fiction fans, crafters and quilters, and anyone who loves a good story. Enjoy FREE chapters from eleven titles from popular and bestselling authors Vannetta Chapman, Sandie Bricker, Carla Olsen Gade, Bonnie S. Calhoun, S. Dionne Moore, Angela Breidenbach, Christa Allan, Loree Lough, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, and Jennifer AlLee. Like what you read? The full copy of each of these books is just a click away.
This sampler features chapters from...
The Christmas Quilt
Pattern for Romance
Pieces of the Heart
A Heartbeat Away
A Healing Heart
Threads of Hope
For Love of Eli
Path of Freedom
A Wild Goose Chase Christmas
Beyond the Storm
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OUT OF THE ASHES
The Georgia Monroes • by Cynthia Reese
Kari Hendrix needs a good man like Rob Monroe in her corner, but the arson investigator is torn when he discovers she’s keeping dangerous secrets about her past…and his.
OWEN’S BEST INTENTIONS
Smoky Mountains, Tennessee • by Anna Adams
Now that Owen’s found Lilah Bantry again—and the son he never knew he’d fathered—he’s not going to let her go without a fight. But he’s got a lot to make up for, and he’s got to prove he’s not the man he once was.
#109 HARPER’S WISH
A Findlay Roads Story • by Cerella Sechrist
Harper Worth’s scathing review destroyed Connor Callahan’s first restaurant. Now she’s desperate for a job, and he’s her last hope. But can he trust the woman who nearly ruined him?
SWEET MOUNTAIN RANCHER
Those Marshall Boys • by Loree Lough
After an accident ends his baseball career, Nate Marshall returns home to Colorado and throws himself into ranch chores. But when headstrong psychologist Eden Quinn visits the ranch with a gaggle of at-risk boys, Nate sees that life might prove more challenging—and joyful—than he ever imagined.
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Summer Lane is no damsel in distress. For the past two years, she's been battling her way back from her worst nightmare all by herself. So she doesn't need the fabulous former Marine Zach Marshall swooping in to save her.
But she needn't worry. Zach has hung up his shining armor. His instinct to rescue has only brought him heartache, and he's not about to risk it all again—even though everything about Summer makes him yearn to help. But she just might accept his challenge to step up and conquer her fears on her own. Even her deepest fears, like trust…and love.
...until Kasey Delaney bounded into his world, bubbling with life and overflowing with enthusiasm for God's love.
Months into their whirlwind courtship, Adam still hadn't revealed his shameful secret. But could he bear the loneliness if Kasey couldn't set aside her pain and anger and see him for the man he had become, rather than the boy he had been? Or would God, in His infinite wisdom, give Adam the strength to unburden his heart and rejoice in the healing power of love?
Dr. Wade Cameron was a man of science-it came with the territory. He knew there was nothing between him and Patrice McKenzie short of chemistry. Never mind that the petite auburn-haired beauty had a smile that would put the sun's glow to shame, and a heart big enough to match.
But as a man of science he also knew that family history counted...and his clan's sordid past left too much to chance. The twice-voted "Bachelor of the Year" was determined to continue his no-commitment policy...until Patrice began making this nonbeliever think that maybe he'd taken a wrong turn. Maybe there was something permanent in God's plan for him?
When Noah Preston entered witness protection, his only concern was for his daughter. He couldn't save her mother, but he would save Alyssa—no matter what. Now, three years later, he's done his best to make their new lives work. But he can't let go of the fear—and the guilt—that haunts him. And he can't let Alyssa out of his sight.
Noah's convinced that loneliness is part of his penance. So when Billie Landon stumbles into his bike shop, he's determined to keep his distance. He can't risk giving in to his attraction to her. Even though she could be exactly what he and his child really need.
Dreams of stardom took musician and firefighter Sam Marshall far from his Colorado roots. Starting fresh in Nashville hasn't been easy, especially after an injury on the job, but he's working his way to the Grand Ole Opry one open mike at a time, teaching at the fire station to make ends meet. Yet Sam's intentions are shaken when he meets the lovely owner of a local café. Suddenly, Sam's dreams are filled with her. Too bad that as the daughter of country-music wannabes, Finn Leary's been there, done that. She'll never choose a musician. So how can Sam possibly get the girl and keep the guitar?
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THROUGH THE STORM
From Kenya, with Love
by Rula Sinara
Bush pilot Mac Walker and his sister-in-law, Tessa, had a deal: she'd raise their orphaned nephew with her husband while Mac helped out financially. He couldn't run Serengeti helicopter tours and volunteer for wildlife agencies with a teen underfoot. Then Tessa comes to him for help, revealing her husband's ties to elephant poaching, and Mac agrees to take them in. But can he trust Tessa…or his sudden feelings for her?
HOME FOR KEEPS
by Lynn Patrick
Grace Huber wants to save the environment by building "green." She thinks she's met the perfect man in conservationist Caleb Blackthorne. But with his complicated family, and troubling issues affecting Grace's new community, sustaining a lasting love might be their toughest challenge.
THE FIREFIGHTER'S REFRAIN
Those Marshall Boys
by Loree Lough
For firefighter and aspiring country singer Sam Marshall, Nashville is the place to be. But for Finn Leary, Music City is just a place to be. She can't stand the rock-star lifestyle that led to her parents self-destructing, but she can't leave her vulnerable sister or the successful café she runs, either. Luckily, she's too busy to give sweet and handsome Sam a second thought. Besides, she'd never date a musician…TO CATCH A WIFE
The Finnegan Sisters
by Lee McKenzie
Homicide detective Jack Evans returns to his small hometown and discovers Emily Finnegan is going to have his baby. Convincing Emily that she can trust him becomes Jack's top priority, but he's willing to do whatever it takes to get her to come around, because this big-city cop is ready to be a family man.
Look for four new tender stories every month from Harlequin Heartwarming!