This box set includes:
HAVING THE RANCHER'S BABY
Mustang Valley • by Cathy McDavid
When a one-night stand with Violet Hathaway results in an unexpected pregnancy, Cole Dempsey must put his rodeo past behind him and embrace his new life as a cattle rancher…or lose the woman he loves.
THE SEAL'S SECOND CHANCE BABY
Cowboy SEALs • by Laura Marie Altom
When Navy SEAL Marsh Langtree meets Effie Washington, he's drawn to the single mom. But after losing his own son, how can he even think of being happy with Effie and her children?
THE RANGER'S RODEO REBEL
Cowboys in Uniform • by Pamela Britton
Army Ranger Chance Reynolds is home to protect rodeo star Carolina Cruthers, who is being stalked by her ex. But who will protect Chance's heart from Carolina?
THE TROUBLE WITH COWGIRLS
Welcome to Ramblewood • by Amanda Renee
Ten years ago Lucy Travisonno broke Lane Morgan's heart. Now she's back in town with her young daughter, stealing his well-deserved promotion to barn manager. Why is the only girl he's ever loved determined to ruin his life?
This box set includes:
A TEXAS SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS
Texas Legacies: The Lockharts
by Cathy Gillen Thacker
Soldier Zane Lockhart rushes home to Texas to claim his son, then discovers Nora Caldwell’s adopted baby isn’t his. He still wants to make the army nurse and her boy family—in time for baby Liam’s first Christmas!
THE COWBOY SEAL’S CHRISTMAS BABY
by Laura Marie Altom
When former navy SEAL Gideon Snow finds a baby and a woman with amnesia on a remote Arizona trail, he’s forced to take them home. Christmas at his ranch just got more interesting!
A SNOWBOUND COWBOY CHRISTMAS
Saddle Ridge, Montana
by Amanda Renee
Single mom-to-be Emma Sheridan has one job: convince Dylan Slade to sell his Montana guest ranch. But when Emma is stuck in Saddle Ridge, she realizes she likes being snowbound with the handsome rancher.
THE BULL RIDER’S PLAN
Montana Bull Riders
by Jeannie Watt
Jess Hayward is off on a rodeo road trip, where he plans to fulfill his bull-riding dream. But he doesn’t expect Emma Sullivan, his best friend’s sister, to tag along. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need!
His entire town was counting on Chase Langtry to win the championship title. Instead, the injured bull rider is slinking back to the family ranch. But how can he stay out of the spotlight with relentless reporter Nola West following him home from Vegas? His humiliating loss just can't be her next story!
Nola's attraction to the youngest son of Ramblewood's First Family is shaking her hard-won confidence. And it looks like the only scoop she'll get is covering the Mistletoe Rodeo charity event. She's never been a big fan of the holiday. Until Chase vows to show her a Christmas she'll never forget…
ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME
A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Laura Marie Altom
Mack Bannerman is many things—a rancher, a Texan, a father…a widower. His twelve-year-old daughter, Zoey, wants him to remarry, so she enters Mack in a magazine contest, hoping to find a wife for him—and a mother for her.
Photojournalist JJ Walker, formerly from Texas, is sent to Turkey Creek Ranch to take photos of him for the feature. But JJ and Mack have a past together. One full of mistakes and misunderstandings that left them both with broken hearts. When Zoey catches on that they used to be involved she'll stop at nothing to make them fall for each other again. Never underestimate a girl who's determined to play cupid!
"Settle down for a warm, wonderful read by the talented Roz Denny Fox!"
A Child Is Rescued from the Sea
Daisy Sloan is B.O.I. ("Born on Island"—Galveson, that is) and a shrimper by trade. One day, she anchors her trawler in a secluded bay called Rum Row, notorious for its illegal exchanges. A luxury yacht anchors nearby—and explodes. There's only one survivor, a little girl. Daisy pulls her from the sea.
A Family Man Finds His Lost Daughter
Temple Wyatt—owner of hotels and builder of resorts. He adores his only child, five-year-old Rebecca. Then she's kidnapped by her mother (Temple's ex-wife) and disappears without a trace—until she shows up in a Galveston hospital, months later. With her is a woman called Daisy Sloan, a woman who's far too casual, too irreverent—too delightful—for his peace of mind. But Rebecca desperately needs Daisy. Which means that Temple needs her, too. In more ways than he ever could have guessed!
Things have not gone well for Hayley Ryan. Her beloved grandfather is dead. Her ex-husband not only abandoned her for another woman but also stole Hayley's inheritance—and left her pregnant. All she has now is a piece of property to camp on—and a secret mine that might or might not produce.
Jake Cooper is part owner of the Triple C Ranch in southern Arizona. Hayley Ryan's campsite is adjacent to the Triple C. The first time Jake rides into her camp, she points a shotgun at his head—and without even knowing it, takes aim at his heart….
Jake is determined to persuade Hayley to trust him and marry him. As for Hayley's baby-to-be—he'd love the chance to be a dad!
Myra Odell's parents have given away her Montana ranch—to a tenderfoot. Lieutenant Zeke Maxwell may have saved her brother's life, but he doesn't know the first thing about cattle. For the sake of the ranch, Myra agrees to train Zeke, but she's determined not to get too close.
The military taught Zeke a lot of things, but ranching wasn't one of them. Zeke is impressed by Myra's experience and courage…but seriously distracted by her beautiful eyes. Her claim on the Flying Owl is complicated, as is her claim on his heart. Can he prove to Myra that the ranch will never be his home without her?
Enjoy a special bonus short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, MY FUNNY VALENTINE
A woman looking for a home. Laurel Ashline's grandmother was from this small town, and Laurel has come here to claim her inheritance—a cabin, plus forty acres—and to begin her new life….
A child looking for a mother. Louemma Ridge wants three things: to get better, to unburden herself of a secret and, most of all, she wants a new mother. As her daddy soon finds out, she's chosen Laurel for the part….
Texas veterinarian Delaney Blair will do anything to find a bone marrow donor for her four-year-old son, Nickolas. The only likely match is his Argentinean father, Dario. But Dario and Delaney didn't part on good terms. In fact, he doesn't even know he has a son!
Delaney travels to Argentina to find him, and Dario, shocked, returns to Texas. It's not long before Nick and Dario become close. Not only that, Dario can't hide the feelings he has for Delaney—feelings that have been there since they met. Dario's family doesn't want him to be with her. But now they have to see if the love between them is strong enough to keep them together.
This isn't the life Casey Sinclair imagined. No husband, no job…and a baby on the way. To pay the bills, Casey takes a position at Wyatt Keene's photography studio. It's not perfect, but what choice does she have? The fact that she finds Wyatt incredibly attractive is an unexpected bonus.
But something's holding Wyatt back. And Casey thinks she knows what it is—he's still grieving the loss of his wife and unborn child. So she hides her own pregnancy. As Casey and Wyatt get closer, it becomes more difficult for her to reveal her secret. Lying to her boss was a bad way to start, but how can Casey tell him the truth now—just when everything she's always wanted is in reach?
The Lone Spur Ranch
Crockett County, Texas
Lizbeth Robbins has been following the rodeo circuit for the past six years, learning the farrier's trade, dragging her little girl from town to town. But now her daughter's in school and Lizbeth needs a more permanent job. She's relieved to find one at the Lone Spur: shoeing Gil Spencer's quarter horses. Even if it was his foreman who hired her and the man himself doesn't want her anywhere near his ranch!
Gil Spencer hates rodeos—mainly because his ex-wife loves them. While he was busy pulling his ranch out of the red, she was busy pursuing a career as a champion barrel-racer. Worse yet, the ex-Mrs. Spencer abandoned her husband and their twin sons for the dubious charms of some bronc rider. So the last person Gil wants on the Lone Spur is a former rodeo employee. Even if Lizbeth Robbins is the most attractive woman he's met in years. Especially then…
Former Navy pilot Marlee Stein has only a few simple goals when she and her young daughter, Jo Beth, move home to Whitepine, Montana. Help her brother run Cloud Chasers, their family's charter air service, fly mercy missions for Angel Fleet, and be a good mother to Jo Beth, who's still dealing with the loss of her father.
Meeting a man like park ranger Wylie Ames is not one of those goals. The feeling's mutual; he's not exactly thrilled with Marlee, either, even though his son, Dean, is beginning to love Jo Beth and her mother. Gradually a friendship forms between Wylie and Marlee…and then more. Surprisingly, wonderfully, more.
Marlee becomes his friend and lover, but when the unexpected happens, she has to be his angel, too.
"I contend that today's man could handle the rigors of pioneer life. Could a woman?"
"You bet! Anything he can do, she can do, too!"
"And probably better!"
There's only one way to find out. Nolan Campbell (known as Camp) recruits a group of women to reenact the kind of wagon train journey made by settlers of the 1820s. These women include his sharp-tongued sister, Sherry—and Emily Benton. Emily with her fragile beauty, her delightful laugh, her two impossible children. Emily, who's as determined and capable as any pioneer.
Surrounded by big horses and smart women, Camp discovers that wagon train life, 1990s-style, isn't what he expected. Sometimes it's fun (not to mention funny) and sometimes it's frightening. Kind of like falling in love. With Emily…
A wonderful, witty battle-of-the-sexes romance. Nobody does it better than Roz Denny Fox!
From the moment April uncovers the love letters inside the walls of a historic Virginia home, she's sure they tell a fascinating story. Faded and seemingly forgotten, the letters lead April to society matriarch Norma Marsh Santini—and her grandson Quinn.
Norma knows it's finally time to reveal the truth about her experiences as a World War II spy—and her secret love affair with a man now dead. But the past has a way of reaching into the present, and soon the very basis of Quinn's life comes into question. Only April can help him see that sometimes things aren't quite what they seem— and that love can be strong enough to survive anything.
More Than The Ranch At Stake
When Miranda Archer bought Double Trouble Ranch, sight unseen, she was eager to leave city life behind and start fresh in the Texas Hill Country. But the property came with some unexpected extras: a few cattle, a couple of horses…and one surly cowboy.
From the minute Jesse Langtry first laid eyes on Miranda, she captured his heart. Beautiful and determined, Miranda is everything Jesse wants in a woman. There's just one little hitch. Jesse's dream girl just stole his ranch!
Sure that rural life will be too much for Miranda, Jesse bets her that she won't last a month at Double Trouble. If he wins, she'll sell him the land—if she wins, he'll leave for good. Pushing each other away seems to bring them closer—and that's where the real trouble begins!
Deputy Sheriff Harlan Slade owes Belle Barnes a wedding, and she's ready to collect. The divorced single dad left Belle at the altar years ago. Now, for the sake of Belle's ailing grandmother, he agrees to temporarily tie the knot. Their faux union quickly feels all too real, but Harlan must protect his young daughter's feelings and his own bruised heart.
Belle's passion for rescuing animals means frequent run-ins with the law. But she promises Harlan she'll stay out of trouble—except for the kind she finds with him when old sparks fly. It seems Belle and Harlan's short-term family has a future, until someone from their past threatens it all. Will Belle's impulsive streak cost her the first real family she's ever known?
Veterinarian Lexi Lawson has her hands full—and not just when she's delivering foals at the Langtry family's ranch. Working there forces Lexi to confront Shane Langtry, the man who broke her heart. True, he seems different now—more generous, more grounded. But Lexi isn't fooled: Shane lives for rodeo competition and nothing else. Besides, after what he did to her, there's no way she'd take him back.
Long ago, when they were in love, Lexi hid a terrible secret from Shane—one she planned to keep forever. But when he learns the truth, she's forced to choose between the past she left behind…and the future they might still find together.
She once loved a cowboy…
When Tate Walker was killed in a barroom brawl, he left his widow with a small run-down ranch in south Texas and a daughter he falsely claimed wasn't his. Willow had accepted Tate's proposal because Cooper Drummond, the love of her life, refused to put aside his rodeo plans, despite her fears for his safety.
A year later, a cowboy appears out of nowhere, looking for work. He'd heard about a widow who could use some help. To Willow's shock, it's Cooper Drummond. And to Coop's shock, the widow is his onetime fiancée, now the mother of a little girl who's been diagnosed with a troubling condition.
She still loves that cowboy…
And that cowboy's never forgotten her. Can the two of them—the three of them—become a family? Can Coop love her daughter as his own?
It seems as if all of Ramblewood, Texas, is far too up-to-date on Tess Dalton's love life, or rather, recent lack thereof. She thought the trip home would help heal her heart—instead it just put her face-to-face with the first man to crush it.
Cole Langtry is determined to fulfill his father's dream of building an equine-assisted therapy facility on Bridle Dance Ranch. He doesn't have time for distractions, especially of the heartbreaking brunette variety. What he and Tess once had should stay in the past.
But when one remarkable little girl finally brings Tess and Cole together, it's hard to remember why they're apart. They've never backed down from a challenge before, but facing their true feelings for each other might be the ultimate test.
Mallory Forrester's six-year-old daughter needs a transplant. But Liddy Bea has already rejected Mallory's kidney, and no one else in their immediate family is a viable donor.
strong>The child he's never seen…
There's only one person left to turn to—Liddy's father. Mallory hasn't seen him in seven years. The problem is, Connor O'Rourke doesn't know he's a father. Yet Mallory will beg him on bended knee if it means saving her child's life.
And Connor? Despite the way things ended between him and Mallory, he'd like the chance to be a dad….
The trouble with brothers…
Daphne Malone has three of them. All older, all overprotective, all convinced that their little sister can't take care of herself. Okay, it's true that her career pursuits, not to mention her romantic pursuits, haven't always panned out. Well, they've never panned out. But now, diploma in hand, she's starting a brand-new career—as a birthday party clown. But one of the movie studios will notice her any day now!
Then Daphne gets noticed, all right—by FBI agent Logan Grant. If she thinks her brothers flipped out before, wait till Logan ends up hiding in her apartment. Wait till he becomes her temporary clowning partner. And wait till she falls for him—hard!
Intrepid treasure hunters believe they have discovered the final resting place of Fantome, a legendary warship that wrecked off Nova Scotia almost two hundred years ago. She was rumored to have gone down with an extraordinary treasure. But circling beneath the ocean's surface waits something unbelievable… and terrifying. Some unfortunate divers have encountered a massive, thought-to-be-extinct shark known as the megalodon.
Archaeologist Annja Creed has always had a healthy respect for sharks. But when a researcher friend asks for her help, Annja braves the deep, cold waters of the Atlantic, determined to discover the truth. Instead she finds herself hunting an unknown traitor on a sabotaged ship. With death waiting both above and below the ocean's surface, Annja must battle her most dangerous enemy yet.
Ethan Knight, a detective in Desert City, Arizona, believes in putting children first. He's created an unofficial network of foster care for abused and abandoned kids; he's done this by calling on family and circumventing the system to get kids the help they need, when they need it.
They call her "the battle-ax"
Regan Grant is a by-the-book social worker, a woman who doesn't believe in "unofficial." She's the new supervisor at Child Help services, and she's been hired to make sure the rules are followed. All the rules, all the time… The other cops figure that if anyone can persuade her to bend those rules, it's Ethan. If anyone can charm her, it's Ethan. If anyone can make her fall in love, it's Ethan…and four rescued babies.
Kids before marriage. Not the easiest route to married bliss. And not the route Ben and Abby would've chosen. But love for their unexpected family brings them together in all the ways that count.
Deputy sheriff and aspiring rodeo star Dylan "Duke" Adams has his hands full with the recent string of burglaries in Roundup, Montana, especially when the thief strikes at his family's ranch. Duke is trying to focus on the case, but he can't stop thinking about a different thief—the petite blonde who just stole his heart.
Angie Barrington can't stand the rodeo. Though she's seen plenty of abused rodeo animals at her rescue ranch, for Angie it runs even deeper. No matter how kind and compassionate Duke is, at the end of the day he's still a cowboy. Right?
When Duke makes it to the national finals, he finally has a chance to bring prestige—and much-needed money—to Thunder Ranch. But if competing means losing the woman of his dreams, how can he ever win?
Molly McNair needs someone tough to work for her. An oil company is pressuring her to sell her farm, and she's losing workers to intimidation. When Adam Hollister applies, she knows she's found the right man. Solid, fair-minded…and handsome, too. But there's something she doesn't know. Adam, a widower who's been drifting since he lost his family, is a former wildcatter. And his onetime business partner sent him to obtain soil samples from her farm.
Molly, whose life is dedicated to providing healthy food for hungry families, has to discover if her love for Adam is deep-rooted enough to survive the truth.
Widower Alan Ridge has to believe that Laurel Ashline, a weaver who's just arrived in Ridge City, Kentucky, can do what no doctor has: help his daughter, Louemma. He's skeptical about weaving as therapy, but he'll do anything for his little girl, especially after the accident that injured Louemma and took her mother's life.
A woman looking for a home
Laurel Ashline's grandmother was from this small town, and Laurel has come here to claim her inheritance—a cabin, plus forty acres—and to start a new life. And maybe...to find a place to belong.
A child looking for a mother
Louemma Ridge wants three things: to get better, to unburden herself of a secret and, most of all, to have a new mother....
Major A. C. Bannister—known as Ace—grew up on the mean streets of a Texas town. The army was his one chance to get out, and he took it. He worked his way up through the ranks and now, as ROTC head at a Texas college, he's admired by all the young men—and adored by all the young women. Truly a "major attraction…"
Captain Meredith Marshall St. James has a West Point education, a general for a father and an attitude that doesn't meet with the major's approval. Ace just doesn't hold with her belief in a "new" army, a "softer: army.
He soon learns two things:
1. the beautiful Captain St. James isn't as soft as she looks, and
2. on the battlefield of love, unconditional surrender is sometimes the only option!
Professor Nolan Campbell is doubtful. But his sharp-tongued sister, Sherry, wants to prove that today's women can handle anything. She dares Camp to recruit a group of women to reenact the kind of wagon train journey made by settlers of the 1820s. And he accepts, curious what the outcome will be.
For single mother Emily Benton, this trip is vital. Emily is desperate to reconnect with her children, and to do that, she's got to remove them from the influence of their indulgent grandparents. Lucky for her, she's as determined and capable as any pioneer.
Surrounded by big horses and smart women, Camp discovers that wagon train life isn't what he expected. Sometimes it's fun—not to mention funny—and sometimes it's frightening. Kind of like falling in love. With the beautiful, capable Emily....
Three words scrawled on a piece of paper just upended Abby Winchester's world. She'd never known she even had a sister. Abby's sure she'll learn the truth after traveling to the sleepy Texas town where she was born. And tall, brooding Clay Tanner may find the answers she needs, even if he does look more like a cowboy than a PI.
The petite blonde who just hired him is tempting Clay to break his rule not to get involved with a client. But the former ATF agent isn't ready for a relationship—not after what once happened on his watch. Still, helping Abby uncover family secrets makes him wonder if it's time to put his own past to rest. Is Abby willing to face an uncertain future—together?
As a member of Montana's Angel Fleet, Mick Callen has airlifted injured climbers before. But this time is different—because he's more than a little attracted to one of the women he's rescued. However, Hana Egan's situation is complicated; not only is she badly hurt, she's pregnant.
Hana has no father for her baby, and although she's afraid to give up her independence, Mick wants to take care of her. Theirs might not be the most conventional route to love and family, but he flies her to Los Angeles, where Hana can recuperate and where her son will be born. A baby in December…
Bridgett Jameson is the talk of Ramblewood…and not in a good way! With her newfound sister moving to town, her true father being exposed and the knowledge that her mother has lied to her since birth, Bridgett wants to get the heck out of Dodge. But when a handsome, mysterious stranger arrives, she finds her determination wavering.
His family wants nothing to do with him, and Adam Steele can't say he blames them. He's denied their existence for years in his pursuit of fame and glory. Now he just wants to be a regular guy. Ramblewood may be the best place for a fresh start…especially if Bridgett sticks around. But will exposing his past—and the lies he's told—cost him a future with the woman he loves?
Garrett Lock wants it all. He's a single father with a child he adores. He has a successful career. And now he wants a second chance at marriage, another shot at love—with Sherry Campbell.
Despite her desire for a family, Sherry doesn't believe that love and independence are compatible. But when Garrett becomes her boss—and her neighbor—she starts to question her assumptions, falling first for his eight-year-old son…and then for him.
Maybe with a bit of compromise and a lot of trust... you can have it all?
Major Rafe Eaglefeather loves a challenge—the riskier the better. A former rodeo champion, he's also served his country. So is it too much to ask for a little solitude to heal from the effects of his deployment? With pushy relatives like his, apparently it is. Despite his protests, they've arranged for naturopath Alexa Robinson to treat him.
Since treatment involves staying at Alexa's remote Texas ranch, Rafe sort of gets his wish for peace. Surprisingly, spending time with Alexa helps him feel more like himself. Something about her is irresistible and the attraction between them is growing. It's so strong he's tempted to take the biggest risk of all…committing to her.
Taking a teaching job in a desolate corner of Idaho was Kate Steele's way of making sure her in-laws didn't turn her son, Danny, into a shiftless broncobuster like his father. Except in the middle of nowhere she unexpectedly ran headlong into a genuine buckaroo….
Being a good parent and a born rancher were all that mattered to Ben Trueblood—until gutsy Kate Steele came along. Suddenly he found himself explaining to Danny that the rodeo circuit wasn't all that exciting…and considering the idea of hanging up his spurs.
Over a year ago Garnet Patton's young daughter disappeared without a trace, kidnapped by her ex-husband. And now a big-city cop thinks a little girl in rural Georgia might be Sophie.
Yet Detective Julian Cavenaugh insists on proceeding with the utmost caution. The child he saw appeared healthy and happy and doted on by a loving father. Without proof that the girl is Garnet's daughter, Julian can't make false accusations against an innocent man. Or raise a desperate mother's hope. Especially when he's already emotionally involved.
Garnet knows in her heart that the girl is Sophie. And that she's fallen for Julian when she never expected to feel anything again. But when they arrive in Georgia, they learn that the girl has vanished once more.…
Noelani Hana is the secret daughter of Louisiana sugar
magnate Duke Fontaine—and the secret sister of his children Casey and Jackson. Their existence is as much of a shock to her as hers is to them.
Complying with the terms of his will, Noelani travels to Bellefontaine, the family estate and sugar plantation. She wants nothing more than to collect her share of the inheritance and return home to Hawaii.
Three things stop her. One, she'll have to wait for the cane harvest, since the Fontaines are land rich and cash poor. Two, she discovers that they apparently have an enemy willing to sabotage Bellefontaine, and as Noelani is now a member of the family, she, too, becomes a target.
And three—she meets Adam Ross. A man who's sweet as sugar, sexy as sin and damn good in a crisis!
When Rio McNabb's bronc-riding career is sidelined by an injury, the only upside is his gorgeous live-in nurse, Binney Taylor. Just one hitch—Binney used to have a crush on his identical twin brother. Rio's sure that he can earn her affection, but his confidence is rocked when a stranger shows up with an infant boy claiming that Rio is the father.
As a foster kid, Binney's always longed for a real family. Now, with Rio and the surprise baby, Lonesome Road Ranch feels like the home she never had. But she's trying to keep things professional, because when Rio heals, everything could change. Rio has competed with his twin his entire life. For Binney and the baby, he'll finally have to prove he's the better man.
After a painful betrayal, Sylvie Shea put aside her dreams of becoming a successful New York wedding-dress designer and returned to her hometown in North Carolina. Now she outfits the town's brides and secretly works on her last original gown, sure her creation will never be worn—and certainly not by her, no matter how determined her family and the town are to see her walk down the aisle!
Sylvie's new next-door neighbor can sympathize; the last thing Joel Mercer wants is to fall in love. He's moved to Briarwood to give himself and his little girl, Rianne, a fresh start. But it's Sylvie who helps them find it, as Rianne blossoms under her influence and even Joel starts to find her quirkiness charming. Simply, Sylvie gives them hope. If only Joel could figure out a way to return the favor….
After a decade away, Greer Bell is returning to Loveless County, hoping for a reconciliation with her family—one that includes their acceptance of her nine-year-old daughter, Shelby. Thanks to the local land-grant program, Greer's also the new owner of a dilapidated property she's turning into a guest ranch—and risking her financial future to do it.
But she's risking far more than that with Noah Kelley, the man who wants to marry her despite the town's disapproval and all her efforts to discourage him. Shelby, however, doesn't think Noah is a risk. She wants him to be her dad…now she just has to convince her mother that sometimes kids know best!
Summer Marsh wants to hang on to her family's cattle spread. It's the only life she knows…and it's her son's legacy.
Summer's ex-husband, Frank, sees the ranch as a cash cow—literally. With the collusion of his new girlfriend, he's trying to sell it to a developer at an inflated price. Summer has to come up with almost four million dollars in order to buy Frank out. Impossible! She might be land rich but she's cash poor.
Then there's Coltrane Quinn. He's a broken-down soldier and one-time horse breeder, and like Summer, he was betrayed by his ex. Now he's working for the conservation group Save Open Spaces. He's hoping to buy the Forked Lightning on behalf of SOS, which acquires failing ranches in order to preserve the land.
Colt's operating in secrecy, so things get complicated when he falls for Summer. They get even more complicated when she falls for him!
From the moment they were born, Hannah Tanner fell completely in love with her best friend's twin girls. Then a terrible car crash leaves her their sole guardian. And before she can even get the twins settled, their biological father shows up at Hannah's door…determined to take her girls away.
Noah Knight isn't leaving Ramblewood, Texas, without his daughters, and Hannah isn't giving them up without a fight. Worse still, Noah can't deny her fierce love for the girls—or his own growing feelings for her. It'll take more than a Christmas miracle to keep his new family together—he'll need to win Hannah's heart!
This isn't the first time Jewell Hyatt let Saxon Conrad go. When they were teens, she broke up with him so that he could pursue his country music career. Now, pregnant after their unexpected reunion, Jewell must prepare herself to let Saxon go again. Her heart may object, but she refuses to hold him back.
Music never completed Saxon the way Jewell did…and still does. He's ready to settle down, and a baby on the way makes his decision that much easier. The only hard part will be convincing Jewell to give him a chance. All of Saxon's dreams have come true, except the most important one—a future with the woman he loves.
THE COWBOY SHE LEFT BEHIND
Seeing the love of his life after ten years is a shock for Lane Morgan. Especially when he learns the Italian-born beauty who broke his teenage heart is now a widowed single mother. And she's the new barn manager at Bridle Dance Ranch—a job that should have been his.
Lucy Travisonno never dreamed she'd return to the Texas horse ranch where she and Lane fell in love—much less as his boss! The spark between them is stronger than ever. But there's something Lane doesn't know… If she reveals her long-held secret, will Lucy lose her second chance with the handsome cowboy?
Surgical resident Sheila Lindstrom's career is right on track, until a handsome bull rider lands on her operating table and smack in the middle of her carefully planned life. As a patient, Brady Sawyer is strictly off-limits; but as a man, he's hard to resist.
Brady knows a death-defying cowboy with a four-year-old son isn't part of Sheila's plan, but he can't stop thinking about her…and it's obvious the feeling is mutual. He's also determined to get back in the arena, and she's dead set against it. Can he convince her some things are worth the risk?
Jenna Wood had her new start all planned out when she bought an ostrich ranch in New Mexico. But from day one, nothing is quite what she expected—especially her tenant, Flynn Sutton. Jenna's daughter, Andee, adores Flynn and his sheepdog, Beezer, but Jenna's not so sure. She feels a connection, but Flynn's a pilot, just like her late husband, and his work brings up painful memories. Still, when someone in town seems to have a grudge against Jenna, Flynn is there to protect her and Andee. Together, they'll find out who's trying to intimidate Jenna, and why. And along the way, the three of them just might become a family…
Things have not gone well for Hayley Ryan. Her beloved grandfather is dead. Her no-good ex-husband not only abandoned her for another woman but stole Hayley's inheritance—and left her pregnant. All she has now is a piece of property to camp on—and a secret mine that might or might not produce.
He's a rancher with strong family ties—and he's looking for a wife!
Jake Cooper is part owner of the Triple C Ranch is southern Arizona. Hayley Ryan's site is adjacent to the Triple C. The first time Jake rides into her camp, she points a shotgun at his head—and without even knowing it, takes aim at his heart…
Jake's determined to persuade Hayley to trust him and marry him. As for Hayley's baby-to-be—he'd love the chance to be a dad!
A family's fortune is more than its money.
In the Lyon family, old secrets give rise to new ones
The Lyon family matriarch has disappeared. And now her money's disappearing, too—bit by bit. Margaret Lyon's grandniece, Crystal Jardin, who looks after the family finances as well as those of the business, is growing more concerned every day.
The Lyons wait anxiously during this time of crisis, hoping for word of Margaret. Then, as if Crystal's life wasn't complicated enough, she meets Caleb Tanner—and she falls for him. Hard. Even though Caleb's everything she doesn't want. He's too handsome. Too confident. And far too relentless. Can she afford to take a chance on her feelings?
Margaret's not there to give her advice, but Crystal knows what she would have said: Follow your heart.
Faith Hyatt receives a shocking legacy from her dying sister. A baby. No, two babies. Twins. Lacy grants custody to Faith. But Faith soon discovers it's not that simple. Because two men show up claiming to be the father of Lacy's children.
COURT ORDERS DNA TESTING
One of the men is Lacy's ex-husband, Dr. Michael Cameron. And the other is her lover. Faith is determined to fight both of them, determined to raise these babies. That's what Lacy wanted.
But Faith's battle for the babies—in court and out of it—also means fighting her feelings for Michael. She's always kept her attraction to him a secret, standing quietly by when he married her sister—he patient—five years ago. But now he's back in her life, his determination as great as Faith's. And he has a proposal he thinks might help them both…
A CONVENIENT MARRIAGE
Playboy detective Luke Cavanaugh O'Bannon isn't excited to be paired with his polar opposite, introverted Francesca "Frankie" DeMarco, on a case. But when Frankie's cousin is found dead of a suspicious drug overdose, she and Luke must work together to pursue a serial killer who's struck again. And though they try to fight it, the two opposites attract…passionately!
After several false leads, their investigation points them to an online dating site where Frankie, despite Luke's objections, offers herself up as virtual bait. Will the killer reply with dinner and a deadly proposition? Will Luke realize he's met his match—offline?
A baby's cry was the last thing former SEAL Gideon Snow expected to hear on an Arizona mountain trail. Nor was he prepared for the sight of the young mother suffering from memory loss. Gideon has plenty of reasons for avoiding people—and his painful past—but two fragile people now depend on him to survive. Can he just fall for the lovely Jane Doe?
Jane doesn't deny the pull of the gruff-yet-sweet cowboy who saved her and her baby. He's more than a cowboy hero—Gideon's given them a chance at a new life and love. But Jane knows that any day, her memory might come back. And the woman Gideon is falling in love with might disappear forever…
Zeke Rossetti likes things to run smoothly. He's the single father of a deaf child, and his job managing offshore oil sites in the Texas Gulf doesn't allow for distractions. Grace Stafford is definitely a distraction.
She's searching for a downed plane, hoping to clear her grandfather's World War Two record. Unfortunately, Grace's mission interferes with Zeke's work—and he realizes the quickest way to get rid of her is to help her.
Zeke's been burned before. His ex-wife left him and Matthew. As he grows closer to Grace, Zeke begins to suspect she's the woman for him—but can she be a mom for Matthew?
When Amy Donavan married the town playboy and left Forever, Texas, Connor McCullough wished her well—no matter how much it hurt. He got past it, but never really over it. Now the one that got away is back and needs his help…in more ways than one!
Recently divorced and fleeing her abusive ex-husband, Amy needs a safe place to hide and someone she can trust. And she’s not alone. Her fussy six-month-old son needs sanctuary, too…and Connor is determined to protect them both. It’s not his family, but it’s the family—and the woman—he’s always wanted. So when Amy’s jealous ex tracks her down, hell-bent on reclaiming his “property,” Connor’s ready to fight this time…
When newborn twins mysteriously appear on Cole McCullough’s doorstep, everyone at the Healing Ranch, including Cole, starts to think…could they be his? Why else would someone leave them there? Cole knows there must be another explanation. Unless…
The only woman that Cole’s been that close to is Stacy Rowe—the one he cared for deeply, and deeply regrets losing. But Stacy hasn’t been in Forever in…forever. Eight months, to be exact. And while the math adds up, nothing else does! She would never abandon two little babies that way—she’s said as much. But she does seem awfully keen to help him care for them. And the closer their odd little family grows, the more Cole has to wonder…
two reluctant souls and a dash of matchmaking!
Dr. Mikki McKenna’s dedicated her entire life to her patients. But when it comes to herself? The devoted doctor’s vowed never to repeat her parents’ mistakes, and that means never falling in love. But restaurateur Jeff Sabatino can’t get his mother’s compassionate internist off his mind. He’d move mountains just for minutes with Mikki. Have the Matchmaking Mamas once again cooked up a romance?
Carson Gage has a crime to solve—the murder of his brother—and his number-one suspect is his archenemy, Serena Colton. The Coltons and Gages have feuded for generations; Carson is convinced the cowgirl is hiding his prime suspect on her ranch. But the beauty and her baby stir unwelcome yearnings in his calloused heart. After all, Carson has learned the hard way what vulnerability can cost. When Serena and her child become targets of a mysterious assailant, Carson’s protective urges take over. Can an irresistible attraction prove stronger than old family hatreds and help them capture a criminal?
The Fortunes of Texas: The Rulebreakers continues!
Dr. Everett Fortunado is sitting on the biggest secret to hit Texas—but nothing’s more shocking than finding Lila Clark working for the Fortunes. Years ago a teen pregnancy forced her to give up their baby…and Everett. Lila’s not one for second chances, but that won’t stop Everett from trying. Because this time around, he knows the meaning of family. And he wants his—with Lila!