NEEDED A BRIDE…
He was a Civil War veteran, wounded in body and soul. And when his wife died unexpectedly, he retreated from life, craving only solitude and his happy memories. But his young son needed a mother's love and guidance—even if Jake wanted no woman himself. So who better to choose than the town's spinster schoolmarm?
WANTED SO MUCH TO LOVE… She had come to warn Jake his son was running wild. But she stayed because beneath his gruff exterior she saw Jake's pain and loneliness. Having borne the brunt of ridicule all her life, tall, plain Alicia understood both all too well. But could Jake ever learn to share his home and his heart?
Or close enough, anyway. Wealthy banker Nicholas Garvey was stunned to learn he was now the legal guardian of a niece he hadn't known he had. But the bigger surprise was the child's beguiling nanny, Carlinda Donnelly, a woman who effortlessly made him yearn for the unexpected pleasures of hearth, home…and heartfelt love!
He called her Lin—a nickname short, sweet, even innocent. But Carlinda Donnelly knew Nicholas Garvey's intentions were anything but! What he wanted was as clear as the wide Texas sky. This complex man with a past had definite plans for her future—all of which made her blood race, her heart pound and her passions soar!
Isabella Montgomery's future looked bleak. Before her father died, he betrothed her to Juan Garcia, an old ranchero infamous for cruelty. Now, shut away in a convent, she dreaded the day he would come to claim her.
Until a dark horse revealed her true destiny…
Rafael McKenzie needed a bride before he came into his inheritance. The moment he laid eyes on Isabella, he knew she was the one. Breaking into the convent and capturing her was easy enough, but stealing her heart was another story….
So said the code of the West for women alone on wagon trains. But newly widowed Jessica Beaumont had a baby on the way, and what kind of man would willingly take on another man's child? Apparently the rugged, handsome kind, for wagon-train scout Finn Carson staked his claim on her early…and swore never to let go!
Finn Carson Was An Honest Man
who honestly wanted Jessica Beaumont to cherish and love forever. But would this fetching beauty accept him if she discovered his connection to the danger stalking her? Or would their chance at happiness be lost before it was truly found?
Her marriage was a disaster. Her husband was better off in Boston without her. It had been clear to her then, and it was even clearer now that she'd traveled west and made her home on a Texas ranch. She had no plans of ever returning.
But Max Hudson wanted her back. It had taken him three years to find her, and he wasn't going home without her. It was a matter of principle.…
Until he realized he was more in love with the woman Faith had become than he ever could have imagined. And that love just might be what Faith had needed all along.
To her sorrow, Erin Wentworth had learned that lesson all too well when her society marriage had proved a sham. Now widowed and pregnant, she wanted only to escape the memories. But fate, in the form of Quinn Yarborough, had followed her to her mountain hideaway to resurrect the past—and offer her a future….
A Breed Apart
Bounty hunter Quinn Yarborough knew he had come face-to-face with a quarry unlike any other, for runaway widow Erin Wentworth was a prize beyond any price. And his heart ached to claim her as his very own….
It was quite an introduction, but before sunrise, Sheriff Brace Caulfield knew Sarah Murphy was a woman to match him in every way. The amazing woman was so determined to rescue her nephew from abuse that she'd put herself smack in the middle of danger. All that would protect her now was an instant wedding—to Brace!
A lucky star must have been shining in the wide Western sky the night Sarah Murphy tracked her no-account brother-in-law to Benning, Texas. There she met lawman Brace Caulfield, an imposing, arousing bear of a man who swore she'd be safe and happy-ever-after if she'd just say the words "I do"!
Cassie Phillips wasn't really married to Will Tolliver, no matter what he told people. Not that being the wife of a man as kind and thoughtful as Will wouldn't be a dream come true. But even Will would abandon her once he learned what she was running from.
Cassie Phillips was the kind of girl you took home to mother, and Will was determined to do just that. But he'd never expected that in order to protect her he'd have to tell a lie that could get them both in a lot of trouble. Especially if he couldn't convince Cassie that marrying him for real was the right thing to do.
She must have died and gone to heaven, Maggie O'Neill swore, for Beau Jackson treated her with all the kindness and respect only a genuine lady deserved. But how was she to know if what she felt for him was love?
All she wanted was a kitchen to run and a garden to tend
But when Doc Gray offered his name to her and the baby she carried, Ellie Mitchum was overwhelmed. How could she, a girl of "a certain reputation," ever be the kind of wife he needed—and deserved?
Winston Gray knew that Ellie was the answer to his prayers. His life required a woman's touch; she needed a man to protect her. It was simple. But when her baby's real father returned, Win would learn that marriage, no matter how convenient, was never simple.
After one last undercover assignment, he'd claim a corner of the wide Texas sky and get hitched to the wild and carefree woman of his dreams. But Fate, disguised as Augusta McBride, came calling with different ideas. Now his dream woman was a prim-and-proper miss…with shocking secrets!
Augusta McBride Was Wedded To Spinsterhood
Yet she'd somehow landed in front of a preacher, marrying a half-naked stranger—and relishing it! No doubt about it, the mysterious, marvelous Jonathan Cleary was a force of nature who couldn't be denied!
FOR THE SAKE OF HIS CHILD
Widowed father Gar Lundstrom's offer of a marriage of convenience had given Leah the chance of a new life for herself caring for his children. Yet what would happen to her newfound happiness when the stalwart farmer learned the horrible secret that had sent her on the run?
A biddable mother for his children was all that Gar had expected when he took Leah Gunderson to wife. Yet Leah's spirited presence lightened his dark and lonely existence, and made him long to find a way to free her from her troubled past.
THE WAY WEST FOR RACHEL SINCLAIR LED STRAIGHT DOWN THE AISLE
And into the arms of a man she barely knew! But Cord McPherson had taken her and her brothers in when trouble struck along the trail. And Rachel believed in her heart that this marriage of convenience would grow into a bond more precious than gold.
An instant family wasn't something Cord McPherson had planned on acquiring, but the sight of Rachel protecting her brothers told him she was plenty strong enough to be his bride. And he was good and ready to make their promise to each other last a lifetime.
A Christmas Child by Carolyn Davidson
Marianne Winters has no one in the world but her baby brother and, with Christmas approaching, she needs somewhere warm to stay. Will she find her home, and a loving heart, with the lonely pastor, David McDermott?
The Christmas Dove by Victoria Bylin
Maddie Cutler once snubbed bad boy Dylan McCall, but with nowhere else to turn she has come back to town—with a babe in arms. Dylan is a reformed man, and on seeing Maddie again he longs to heal her hurt—and claim her once and for all!
A Baby Blue Christmas by Cheryl St.John
Turner Price hasn't been the same since he lost his wife and child. But when he finds a young woman and newborn twin babies in his stable, he realizes this may be his second chance to be a loving husband and father, just in time for Christmas!
And Johanna Patterson was the kind of woman who could make him leave the past behind. But how would he ever convince this reclusive spinster to open up her heart to him and his boys?
It seemed to Johanna that she had always been alone. Until the day that Tate Montgomery turned up at her farm with a ready-made family, and an offer that would change her life forever.
True love…under false pretenses?
With her husband hanged for his secret criminal past, bewildered widow Glory Clark is left all alone to run the farm and care for her stepchildren. Then handsome stranger Cade McAllister shows up on her doorstep, bringing hope and tender feelings Glory has never experienced before in her young life.
As a detective in search of the missing fortune Glory's husband stole, Cade has a hidden agenda. An arranged marriage is merely a stepping stone to getting what he wants…. But when what he wants becomes Glory, plain and simple, will their newfound bond withstand his deception?
A Family for Christmas by Carolyn Davidson
When a handsome widower and his young boy are stranded at Joy Watson's Missouri homestead just before Christmas, the true meaning of love and family is revealed.
A Christmas Miracle by Carol Arens
Laira Lynne is striving to save her beloved town. New arrival Rayne Lantree is the only man with the power to make her dream come true…if he'll just believe in a little Christmas magic!
Christmas with Her Cowboy by Lauri Robinson
Ranch hand Tanner Maxwell is not pleased that Anna Hagan has returned to the Double Bar for Christmas. But the little girl he once knew is now all grown up….
Something about the woman hit John Roper hard, right in the gut. She was frightened, her face bruised, yet her inner beauty and bravery were immediately apparent. And there was no way in hell he was leaving her alone to face a roomful of rowdy cowboys and whatever desperate circumstances had brought her there in the first place.
But how he got from those first thoughts to making her his wife was something he was still wrestling with the next day…. He knew he'd put his life on the line to protect her. But would a man who knew nothing about being a husband ever be able to give Katie the happy ending she so deserved?
The only thing the stubborn beauty wanted less than a business partner was a husband, but it looked as if she was about to be saddled with both! But as the battle of wills between the two began to heat up, so did their mutual passion.…
Life's usual dreams—love, home, children—would always elude Rosemary Gibson, or so she thought. Until the day Providence mixed the devilish Gabriel Tanner, two angelic kids and one prim yet passionate parson's daughter into a most unusual ready-made famil…!
were all in a day's work for undercover government agent Gage Morgan. Songbird Lily Devereaux was not. No soiled dove, she was a lady in need of protection. But once vows were spoken, would he ever be able to let her go, as their marriage bargain allowed…and her troubled heart might demand?
SONGS AND SECRETS
were Lily's shield against the world. A desperate act had brought her to dire straits aboard a Mississippi riverboat. Now singing for her supper was the least of her problems, for gambler Gage Morgan tempted her with an unusual way out. But could she wed him and bed him without the promise of love?
If ever Grace Benson needs a man to ride to her rescue, now is the time—and Kansas preacher Simon Grafton is the man! When he encounters her on the roadside being brutally attacked by her uncle's farmhand, Simon doesn't flinch. He'll risk anything to defend this innocent from the madman who's still at large.
As Simon helps her heal and gain a new foothold in life, it becomes clear that his heart is what needs defending. Soon his only course of action is to make her his bride….
Not when his actions had brought suffering to others. So he sought redemption on a remote Texas ranch. The last thing he needed was trouble in the form of the ranch manager's flirtatious, beautiful, innocent daughter, Alexis Powers.
Wanting what he shouldn't have was an altogether different matter. Alexis's soft mouth and slender body tempted him mightily and Jamie knew that marriage was the only honorable course. But once this Lone Star lady became his bride, could he prove worthy of her love?
The Carradignes. A family of wealth and honor... But amidst this world of privilege and passion, an unforeseen peril lurks.
From USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels, a compelling contemporary tale.
A new queen is to be crowned. And a mysterious assassin is hell-bent on stopping it. But Captain Devon Montcalm will see Princess Kelly Carradigne ascend to her throne as queen, even if it means throwing himself in front of a bullet.
From critically acclaimed author Carolyn Davidson, a heart-stopping historical prequel.
A long-lost king has been discovered. And the false ruler will never let "Alex Carr" claim his birthright. But Alex has sharply honed skills from his dangerous past...and sweet Rebecca Hale to give him the strength to claim a destiny too long denied.
Her "citified" ways went next, along with her plans for a quiet, dignified life. Instead, she found herself bound to a hotheaded cowboy in a most inconvenient marriage!
Ranch foreman Matthew Gerrity was used to having things go his way. So why was he having so much trouble getting his Eastern beauty of a wife to accept that he was the one in charge?
Agora era pai ou, pelo menos, era muito parecido com sê-lo. O rico Nicholas Garvey ficou estupefacto quando soube que tinha que tomar conta de uma sobrinha que nem sequer sabia que tinha. Mas a maior surpresa foi Carlinda Donnelly, a cativante ama da menina, uma mulher que lhe ia dar a conhecer os prazeres do amor e do lar.
Ele chamava-lhe Lin, um diminutivo doce e inocente, mas Carlinda sabia que Nicholas era tudo menos inocente. Era evidente o que queria dela… Aquele homem tão complicado e com tantos planos de futuro fazia com que o seu coração acelerasse e com que a paixão desabrochasse…
O al menos era muy parecido a serlo. El rico Nicholas Garvey se quedó estupefacto cuando se enteró de que tenía que hacerse cargo de una sobrina que ni siquiera sabía que tenía. Pero la mayor sorpresa se la dio Carlinda Donnelly, la cautivadora niñera de la pequeña, una mujer que iba a darle a conocer los placeres del amor... y del hogar.
Él la llamaba Lin, un diminutivo dulce e incluso inocente, pero Carlinda sabía que Nicholas era todo menos inocente. Estaba claro lo que quería de ella. Aquel hombre tan complicado y con tantos planes de futuro hacía que el corazón se le acelerara... y que sus pasiones se desataran.
Erin Wentworth tinha conseguido fugir da família do marido depois de enviuvar. E esperava manter-se a salvo naquela cabana no meio da montanha até dar à luz o seu filho. Não ia permitir que ninguém lhe tirasse aquele bebé.
Mas os poderosos Wentworth tinham contratado um caça-fortunas para descobrir o seu paradeiro. Quinn Yarborough, ainda por cima, era amigo de infância do seu marido e não teve dificuldades em encontrá-la. Os problemas surgiram quando uma tempestade os isolou do mundo e tiveram oportunidade de se conhecer melhor. Então, Quinn começou a questionar as verdadeiras intenções dos Wentworth para fazer Erin voltar...
Su matrimonio se había convertido en un verdadero desastre, estaba claro que su marido estaría mejor en Boston sin ella. Por eso Faith Hudson había decidido marcharse al oeste y establecerse en un rancho de Texas sin intención de regresar jamás.
Pero Max Hudson quería que volviera. Había tardado tres años en encontrarla y no pensaba regresar a casa sin ella. Era una cuestión de principios...
Hasta que se dio cuenta de que se había enamorado de la mujer en la que Faith se había convertido... Y quizá era precisamente amor lo que ella siempre había necesitado.
but Kate Cassidy presented a real challenge. With her coltish grace and mile-wide stubborn streak, she was more woman than most men could handle—and exactly what he needed.
Men were impulsive critters, Katherine Cassidy swore, and Roan Devereaux had only proved that when he'd up and asked Kate to marry him! It was a crazy idea—but no crazier than the sound of her heart singing "yes" in reply…!