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New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom “continues to impress with her understanding of human emotions and how we express them at all ages.” A Christmas Promise is a true holiday treat with a tender, romantic story that “sets a tone for living the Christmas spirit.”

“Another fabulous addition to the Grayson Brothers series. How I love these characters and their world. Such a beautiful Christmas story. Loved it!” ~Mmoore

“Bound to be a classic.” ~Reads A lot  

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

When Adam Grayson and his sweetheart Rebecca discover two orphans hiding in his sister’s greenhouse, they promise to help the boys find a warm, loving home. Adam never suspects that home might be his own. Being an only son is not a position he wants to give up, but in trying to protect his place as an only son, will Adam lose what he wants most—to win Rebecca’s heart and become a man of integrity like his father and uncles?

CONNECTING BOOKS

Grayson Brothers series:

Book 1:  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Book 2:  SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE

Book 5:  KISSING IN THE DARK

Book 6:  SLEIGH OF HOPE

Book 7:  LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN

Book 8:  THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

 “This is a wonderful Christmas story that reminds me of what the meaning of Christmas really is. It is a heartwarming story about a family that provides love and support to all. It will leave you smiling and remind you of what family means.

“This is a great Christmas story. if you are missing the Christmas spirit read this book I guaranty it will put you in the mood to do something for someone in need. Will leave you smiling and remind you of what family means.” ~Julie S

“Heartfelt, suspense, loving and filled with kindness.”

Lindstrom continues to impress with her understanding of human emotions and how we express them at all ages. A Christmas Promise is a coming of age story emotionally, not physically, and sets up the next book that follows Adam and Rebecca's [adult romance] story. This is a sweet read and sets a tone for living the Christmas spirit. ~Whodat

“While reading the Grayson Brothers series you will fall in love with each and everyone that they represent. These books are filled with love, compassion , heartache and longing. From the moment I started reading them I didn't want to put them down. There were moments I felt that I was watching the books unfold right before my eyes. If you enjoy a book that will fill you to the brim please read for yourself The Grayson Brothers.” ~KButler Photography

“This is so great as you see people helping friends, neighbors, families, and strangers. The spirit of Christmas and the true meaning comes across so great.”

“One of the better books I've read ever.”

“This is a heartwarming story of how a boy who has just been adopted and found a place of his own with his new family deals with jealousy and insecurity when a couple of brothers in a situation very similar to himself come along. As he struggles with his feelings, Adam finds the true meaning of Christmas.” ~Mary Dieterich

“The author is very good in her stories. This story had a very heart warming meaning to it. Giving is a gift, but also being able to receive a gift with thanksgiving is also a gift. I hope the author will write again about a group of people or family.” ~Joan

“Love the Grayson world and this glimpse of Rebecca and Adam growing up into such remarkable adults.”

From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes an unforgettable, heartbreaking tale of love and courage that will keep you reading late into the night.

“Awesome underlying emotional power.” – RT Book Review

“Have a hanky ready. You'll need it more than once!” -- Linders

“It grabbed me by the heart and didn't let go.” -- RPurvis

"A perfect ten...one story that should not be missed!" —Romance Reviews Today

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Marrying her lifelong friend and neighbor, Kyle Grayson, will allow Evelyn Tucker to care for her ailing father and resurrect their failing business. But when Kyle’s older brother, Radford, returns home with his young daughter, it turns Evelyn’s life upside down. Watching the wounded man and withdrawn little girl try to heal, Evelyn struggles with her growing love for them. Must she the passionate love she has always dreamed of to care for her father and to keep her promise and lifelong friendship with Kyle?


CONNECTING BOOKS

Grayson Brothers series:

Book 1:  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Book 2:  SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE

Book 5:  KISSING IN THE DARK

Book 6:  SLEIGH OF HOPE

Book 7:  LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN

Book 8:  THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“An emotional rollercoaster!”

“Captivating.”

“Exceptional!”

“Five Stars!”

“Heartwarming page turner!”

“Made me cry. More than once.”

“Keep your tissues handy!”

“A beautiful, heartwarming love story.”

“An unexpected gem.”

“I could not put it down, it made me laugh and cry.”

“I laughed, I cried, I felt anger & sadness! What more could a reader want from a book.” 

“A beautiful heartwarming love story. Love that seemed impossible, became something that makes tears come to your eyes and a smile to your lips. I loved it!

“Heartwarming page turner. I read it in two days and will read the rest of the series.”

 “A wonderful engaging story.”         

 “Exceptional!!!”

“A moving and heartwarming story of courage, family and love.”

 “This book will touch your heart. You can feel the pain and sorrow that a war can bring a family and love heals.”

"Remember how LaVyrle Spencer's books swept you away to another place and time while you fell madly, passionately in love with her fabulous characters? [with]...fresh, vibrant characters, impossible situations, and genuine, heartfelt emotions...masterfully woven...into a passionate romance." —The Romance Readers Connection

"...Lindstrom's superbly written, beautifully poignant romance has a wonderful emotional richness and depth of characterization that will appeal to readers who love authors like Lorraine Heath and Maggie Osborne. —John Charles, American Library Association.

 From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes an unforgettable, heartbreaking tale of love and courage.

“Have a hanky ready. You'll need it more than once!” -- Linders

“It grabbed me by the heart and didn't let go.” -- RPurvis

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

A Marriage of Convenience – And Shocking Revelations

 

When dire circumstances force Amelia Drake to marry her father’s business competitor, Kyle Grayson, she vows to make the best of their arrangement. But Kyle has been wounded and he guards his emotions as closely as she guards her secrets. Can she ever trust him enough to share the truth about her past? Can she forgive his own dark revelations? Can she break through Kyle’s staunch business demeanor to make a marriage of laughter and love possible?

·         Please Note: “Then Came You” is the sweet edition of The Longing, book 3 in Wendy Lindstrom's award-winning and New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series.


CONNECTING BOOKS

Second Chance Brides series:

Book 1:  ALWAYS AND FOREVER

Book 2:  TWICE LOVED - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THEN CAME YOU - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  ONLY YOU

Book 5:  MY HEART’S DESIRE

Book 6:  A CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Book 7:  MY FOREVER LOVE

Book 8:  CHANCES ARE


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“An emotional rollercoaster!”

“Captivating.”

“Exceptional!”

“Five Stars!”

“Heartwarming page turner!”

“Made me cry. More than once.”

“Keep your tissues handy!”

“A beautiful, heartwarming love story.”

“An unexpected gem.”

“I could not put it down, it made me laugh and cry.”

“I laughed ,I cried, I felt anger & sadness! What more could a reader want from a book.” 

“A beautiful heartwarming love story. Love that seemed impossible, became something that makes tears come to your eyes and a smile to your lips. I loved it!

“Heartwarming page turner. I read it in two days and will read the rest of the series.”

 “A wonderful engaging story.”         

 “ Exceptional!!!”

“A moving and heartwarming story of courage, family and love.”

 “This book will touch your heart. You can feel the pain and sorrow that a war can bring a family and love heals.”

"Remember how LaVyrle Spencer's books swept you away to another place and time while you fell madly, passionately in love with her fabulous characters? [with]...fresh, vibrant characters, impossible situations, and genuine, heartfelt emotions...masterfully woven...into a passionate romance." —The Romance Readers Connection

"Lindstrom's superbly written, beautifully poignant romance has a wonderful emotional richness and depth of characterization that will appeal to readers who love authors like Lorraine Heath and Maggie Osborne. —John Charles, American Library Association.

From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes a heartwarming novel that it carries one down a path of rediscovery and what it means to truly love.

“This is one of the loveliest books I have ever read! It was very emotional. Definitely a keeper.” ~Starjessame

"This story is so purely romantic, I cried! It is a beautiful representation of true love and what a person will do for another that holds their heart. —Cara A. Lichtenegger

“Such a touching story! Brought tears to my eyes ... in a good way!” ~S. Benson

BOOK DESCRIPTION

On the eve of her wedding Rebecca Grayson suffers a tragic accident and wakes to a world of strangers. She is surrounded by a loving family and a handsome fiancé she doesn't recognize. Devastated that she can’t remember Adam and their tender past or passionate plans for the future, Rebecca wonders if she can find her way back to the boy who promised her forever.

CONNECTING BOOKS

Grayson Brothers series:

Book 1:  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Book 2:  SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE

Book 5:  KISSING IN THE DARK

Book 6:  SLEIGH OF HOPE

Book 7:  LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN

Book 8:  THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

 “I honestly have no words to express the deep feelings stirred as I read Wendy Lindstrom's Grayson Series - what an awesome talent as an author! This series is a must-read for every person that enjoys getting lost in a wonderful story & not afraid to shed some tears along the way!”

“Each book was a piece of the Grayson family pain, love, and strong family bond as each brother found love. The #6 kept me reading to the wee hours of the night wanting to know the surprise climax ending.”

“Love this series, the characters feel so real they are like family.”

“I couldn’t stop reading!”

“Another great addition to the series. I could not put this book down. The characters feel like old friends. The integrity is so inspiring!”

“I loved this book, I couldn't put it down. The writing is great and the story compelling. Sad and heartwarming and hopeful.”

“To turn the tide of what a person knows and feels into what it is meant to be takes Rebecca and Adam both on a path of rediscovery.”

“Such a touching story! Brought tears to my eyes ... in a good way!”

“I loved this book, I couldn't put it down.”


From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes an unforgettable, heartbreaking tale of love and courage.

“Awesome underlying emotional power.” – RT Book Review

"A perfect ten...one story that should not be missed!" —Romance Reviews Today

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

She Planned to Marry Her Best Friend –  Then His Brother Returned Home and Complicated Everything

Marrying her lifelong friend and neighbor, Kyle Grayson, will allow Evelyn Tucker to care for her ailing father and resurrect their failing business. But when Kyle’s older brother, Radford, returns home with his young daughter, it turns Evelyn’s life upside down. The wounded man and withdrawn little girl awaken Evelyn’s heart and she struggles with her growing love for them. Must she sacrifice the passionate love she has always dreamed of to care for her father and to keep her promise and lifelong friendship with Kyle?


·         Please Note: “Twice Loved” is the sweet edition of Shades of Honor, book 2 in Wendy Lindstrom's award-winning and New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series.

 

CONNECTING BOOKS

Second Chance Brides series:

Book 1:  ALWAYS AND FOREVER

Book 2:  TWICE LOVED - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THEN CAME YOU - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  ONLY YOU

Book 5:  MY HEART’S DESIRE

Book 6:  A CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Book 7:  MY FOREVER LOVE

Book 8:  CHANCES ARE


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“An emotional rollercoaster!”

“Captivating.”

“Exceptional!”

“Five Stars!”

“Heartwarming page turner!”

“Made me cry. More than once.”

“Keep your tissues handy!”

“A beautiful, heartwarming love story.”

“An unexpected gem.”

“I could not put it down, it made me laugh and cry.”

“I laughed ,I cried, I felt anger & sadness! What more could a reader want from a book.” 

“A beautiful heartwarming love story. Love that seemed impossible, became something that makes tears come to your eyes and a smile to your lips. I loved it!

“Heartwarming page turner. I read it in two days and will read the rest of the series.”

 “A wonderful engaging story.”         

 “ Exceptional!!!”

“A moving and heartwarming story of courage, family and love.”

 “This book will touch your heart. You can feel the pain and sorrow that a war can bring a family and love heals.”

"Remember how LaVyrle Spencer's books swept you away to another place and time while you fell madly, passionately in love with her fabulous characters? [with]...fresh, vibrant characters, impossible situations, and genuine, heartfelt emotions...masterfully woven...into a passionate romance." —The Romance Readers Connection

"Lindstrom's superbly written, beautifully poignant romance has a wonderful emotional richness and depth of characterization that will appeal to readers who love authors like Lorraine Heath and Maggie Osborne. —John Charles, American Library Association.

From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes an emotionally powerful story that resonates long after you finish the book.

"Awesome Love Story!" -- Shelly Small

“The love story is filled with many emotions that it's difficult to put down; but the ending is so beautiful that it's only the beginning of a great Grayson legacy.” ~Maria

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

The problem is that Nancy Mitchell can’t marry the man her father chose for her. Her only escape from the arrangement is to find another husband quick — so she agrees to become a mail order bride. When a drastic change in circumstances dumps her into the arms of Hal Grayson, she knows the handsome, brooding man is for her. But is she up for the challenge of opening Hal’s grieving heart and showing him that love heals all wounds?

CONNECTING BOOKS


Grayson Brothers series:

Book 1:  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Book 2:  SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE

Book 5:  KISSING IN THE DARK

Book 6:  SLEIGH OF HOPE

Book 7:  LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN

Book 8:  THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“Pulls you into the story right from the beginning , each book I read leaves you wanting to learn more about this family.”

“Captivating.”

“Once you get started you won't want to put it down. “

“Heartwarming page turner!”

“Made me cry. More than once.”

“Keep your tissues handy!”

“A beautiful, heartwarming love story.”

“An unexpected gem.”

“I could not put it down, it made me laugh and cry.”

“I laughed ,I cried, I felt anger & sadness! What more could a reader want from a book.” 

“A beautiful heartwarming love story. Love that seemed impossible, became something that makes tears come to your eyes and a smile to your lips. I loved it!

“Heartwarming page turner. I read it in two days and will read the rest of the series.”

“A wonderful engaging story.”          

“Exceptional!!!”

“A moving and heartwarming story of courage, family and love.”

 “This book will touch your heart. You can feel the pain and sorrow that a war can bring a family and love heals.”

Prepare to fall in love with the Grayson Brothers in this award-winning series of “beautifully poignant, wonderfully emotional” historical romances by New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom. “Awesome underlying emotional power…guaranteed to move you to tears.” —Romantic Times

"Superbly written, beautifully poignant.” —John Charles, American Library Association

"A perfect ten...should not be missed!" —Romance Reviews Today

“This author's talent shines through on every page!” —Detra Fitch

“Emotionally powerful and heart-tugging… impossible to put down.” —Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews


BOOK DESCRIPTION

SHADES OF HONOR:  RITA award-winner

Marrying her lifelong friend and neighbor, Kyle Grayson, will allow Evelyn Tucker to care for her ailing father and resurrect their failing business. But when Kyle’s older brother, Radford, returns home with his young daughter, it turns Evelyn’s life upside down. The wounded man and withdrawn little girl awaken Evelyn’s heart and she can no longer deny her need for love. But how can she possibly choose between security and friendship with Kyle and the passionate love she has always dreamed of?

 “Have a hanky ready. You'll need it more than once!” -- Linders


THE LONGING:  Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

The last thing Amelia wants is to marry her father's business competitor, Kyle Grayson, the man who rejected her youthful flirtation. But dire circumstances force her to marry Kyle, a man she knows little about. She knows he has been wounded and he guards his emotions as closely as she guards her secrets. Can she ever trust him enough to share the truth? Can she break through Kyle’s staunch business demeanor and show him that laughter and love are possible?

“It grabbed me by the heart and didn't let go.” -- RPurvis


LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE:

Haunted by her past, Claire Ashier must protect her new home and her battered heart from Boyd Grayson—the charming saloon owner who is ruining her business. That’s not easy do when her only friend in town is Boyd’s animated dog Sailor. While tending the dog, and marching on Boyd’s noisy saloon, Claire matches wits with the handsome playboy and they develop an unexpected friendship that changes the game for both of them. But the game is filled with risk. Boyd wants more, but are the stakes too high for Claire to trust a saloon owner and open her heart to love again?

“Riveting – a wonderful story. Couldn’t put it down.” ~L. Benner


KISSING IN THE DARK:

Desperate circumstances set Faith Wilkins on the run and straight into Sheriff Duke Grayson’s protective arms. Faith believes they can build a good life together—but their friendship is built on lies because the truth could get them killed. Will giving the dutiful lawman her heart lead to more broken dreams if her shocking secrets are revealed? He is the only man who can protect her—and the one who can hurt her the most.

“Superb. Grayson gold.” ~Harriet Klausner


·         Each book in this series is a standalone, complete novel featuring a different couple and their journey of falling in love, but the books can also be read and enjoyed as part of the series about the Grayson family.

CONNECTING BOOKS

Grayson Brothers series:

Book 1:  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Book 2:  SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE

Book 5:  KISSING IN THE DARK

Book 6:  SLEIGH OF HOPE

Book 7:  LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN

Book 8:  THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

 “Impossible to put down.”

“A page turner! I couldn’t wait to finish it.”

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Themes: This Victorian historical romance series is set in 19th century – 1800s. Each book is a standalone complete novel featuring heartbreaking emotional romance, weddings, brides and grooms, a marriage of convenience, a love triangle, a sheriff romance, stories about hidden identity, amnesia, true gentlemen alpha heroes and beta heroes, love and laughter, stories that make you cry, and much more. These popular romance novels make up a bestselling family saga romance series about heartwarming romance and second chances.

From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes a heart-wrenching novel about choices and second chances and the courage it takes to love.

“WOW! Second chance romance with so many emotions” ~Maria

“A story of a mother's love and how as mothers, we often forget that we have needs. I found myself with tears in my eyes over Nancy's decision.” ~KP

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Time has a way of healing broken hearts, but not for widow, Nancy Grayson. She has never stopped loving her deceased husband Hal. For years, she has found contentment in tending her family — until a chance encounter with a reclusive millionaire Dawson Crane pries open her lonely heart. Dawson reawakens her spirit and her need for love. She longs for his companionship, but each step that takes her closer to Dawson betrays her love for Hal. Is it possible to love two men at the same time? Can she let go of the love of her past and embrace the man who offers her a second chance at love?

CONNECTING BOOKS

Grayson Brothers series:

Book 1:  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Book 2:  SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE

Book 5:  KISSING IN THE DARK

Book 6:  SLEIGH OF HOPE

Book 7:  LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN

Book 8:  THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“An emotional rollercoaster!”

“Captivating.”

“Exceptional!”

“Five Stars!”

“Heartwarming page turner!”

“Made me cry. More than once.”

“Keep your tissues handy!”

“A beautiful, heartwarming love story.”

“An unexpected gem.”

“I could not put it down, it made me laugh and cry.”

“I laughed ,I cried, I felt anger & sadness! What more could a reader want from a book.” 

“A beautiful heartwarming love story. Love that seemed impossible, became something that makes tears come to your eyes and a smile to your lips. I loved it!

“Heartwarming page turner. I read it in two days and will read the rest of the series.”

“A wonderful engaging story.”          

“Exceptional!!!”

“A moving and heartwarming story of courage, family and love.”

 “This book will touch your heart. You can feel the pain and sorrow that a war can bring a family and love heals.”

From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes a deeply emotional story about a marriage of convenience and the hard choices two passionate people must make.

“An emotionally powerful and heart-tugging story... impossible to put down.” ~Kathe Robin, RT Bookclub

“Totally addictive read. Loved every page and did not want the book to end.” ~ Patt Grotenhouse 

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

A Marriage of Convenience – And Shocking Revelations

When dire circumstances force Amelia Drake to marry her father’s business competitor, Kyle Grayson, she vows to make the best of their arrangement. But Kyle has been wounded and he guards his emotions as closely as she guards her secrets. Can she ever trust him enough to share the truth about her past? Can she forgive his own dark revelations? Can she break through Kyle’s staunch business demeanor to make a marriage of laughter and love possible?

CONNECTING BOOKS

Grayson Brothers series:

Book 1:  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Book 2:  SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE

Book 5:  KISSING IN THE DARK

Book 6:  SLEIGH OF HOPE

Book 7:  LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN

Book 8:  THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“This author’s talent shines through on every page!” ~Detra Fitch 

“Deeply emotional, quietly captivating” ~John Charles, American Library Association.

“Engaging!”

“Totally addictive read.”

“Impossible to put down.”

“A page turner! I couldn’t wait to finish it.”


From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes a heart-wrenching novel about overcoming past wounds and the many ways we give and receive love.

“Riveting – a wonderful story. Couldn’t put it down.” ~L. Benner

“Beautifully written. Much more than just a romance.” ~Old Book Barn Gazette

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Haunted by her past, Claire Ashier must protect her new home and her battered heart from Boyd Grayson—the charming saloon owner who is ruining her business. That’s not easy do when her only friend in town is Boyd’s animated dog Sailor. While tending the dog, and marching on Boyd’s noisy saloon, Claire matches wits with the handsome playboy and they develop an unexpected friendship that changes the game them. But the game is filled with risk. Boyd wants more, but are the stakes too high for Claire to trust a saloon owner and open her heart to love again?

 
CONNECTING BOOKS

Grayson Brothers series:

Book 1:  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Book 2:  SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE

Book 5:  KISSING IN THE DARK

Book 6:  SLEIGH OF HOPE

Book 7:  LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN

Book 8:  THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“A heartwarming tale” ~Road to Romance” 

“I make sure I have nothing important to do when I start one of these books as I won’t get it done till I've finished the story. Very good addition to this series!” ~ L. R. Morgan

“Very moving & emotional. I laughed, cried & got angry. Love the ending & highly recommend this book.”

“Entertaining and captivating. I couldn't stop reading it.”

“Powerful… your emotions will run wild.”

“It will make you laugh it will make you cry and you won't want to put it down.”

“The storyline, characters were wonderful. I didn't want to put it down. The twists and turns were unexpected. The attention to details and story was riveting.”

“Sweet and charming, takes you on a carriage ride full of emotions.” ~Nicholette Perkins

“Wonderful. Riveting and heart wrenching.” ~Lindsey

 From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes a heart-wrenching novel about overcoming past wounds and the many ways we give and receive love.

“Riveting – a wonderful story. Couldn’t put it down.” ~L. Benner

“Beautifully written. Much more than a romance.” ~Old Book Barn Gazette

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Haunted by her past, Claire Ashier must protect her new home and her battered heart from Boyd Grayson—the charming saloon owner who is ruining her business. That’s not easy do when her only friend in town is Boyd’s animated dog Sailor. While tending the dog, and marching on Boyd’s noisy saloon, Claire matches wits with the handsome playboy and they develop an unexpected friendship that changes the game for them. But the game is filled with risk. Boyd wants more, but are the stakes too high for Claire to trust a saloon owner and open her heart to love again?


·         Please Note: Only You is the sweet edition of Lips That Touch Mine, book 4 in Wendy Lindstrom's award-winning and New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series.

CONNECTING BOOKS

Second Chance Brides series:

Book 1:  ALWAYS AND FOREVER

Book 2:  TWICE LOVED - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THEN CAME YOU - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  ONLY YOU

Book 5:  MY HEART’S DESIRE

Book 6:  A CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Book 7:  MY FOREVER LOVE

Book 8:  CHANCES ARE


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“A heartwarming tale” ~Road to Romance” 

“I make sure I have nothing important to do when I start one of these books as I won’t get it done till I've finished the story. Very good addition to this series!” ~ L. R. Morgan

“Very moving & emotional. I laughed, cried & got angry. Love the ending & highly recommend this book.”

“Entertaining and captivating. I couldn't stop reading it.”

“Powerful… your emotions will run wild.”

“It will make you laugh it will make you cry and you won't want to put it down.”

“The storyline, characters were wonderful. I didn't want to put it down. The twists and turns were unexpected. The attention to details and story was riveting.”

“Sweet and charming, takes you on a carriage ride full of emotions.” ~Nicholette Perkins

“Wonderful. Riveting and heart wrenching.” ~Lindsey


Book #3 in the Wardham series!

She’s not looking for love…
A girl can have just one night of fun, right? After years in a spirit-breaking former marriage, Evie needed to get her groove back. Cutting loose in the big city with no strings attached—no matter how cute her one night stand guy might be. Besides, she’ll never see him again once she goes home to Wardham.

…He’s not thinking about forever.
Liam knows showing up on her doorstep might throw Evie for a loop. But Wardham’s his new home now, and he just can’t get the sexy single mother out of his mind. A second date isn’t to much to ask, is it? Or a third, and a fourth!

It’s not what they expected. But it might turn out to be just what they need.
Life has a funny way of throwing curveballs, though. Just when things are finally going right for Evie, two little lines on a pregnancy test change everything. Now she’s running scared, and Liam has to pull out all the stops to prove a family with her is everything he’s ever wanted.

The Wardham Series

Between Then and Now (Carrie & Ian)

What Once Was Perfect (Laney & Kyle)

Where Their Hearts Collide (Karen & Paul)

When They Weren't Looking (Evie & Liam)

Beyond Love and Hate (Beth & Finn)

No Time Like Forever (Chase & Mari)

Keywords: small town romance, romance series, romance short stories, erotic romance, second chances, accidental pregnancy, reunion romance, first loves, ex-boyfriend, friends to lovers, Christmas, sensual, sexy, modern, baby, marriage, Pilates, engineer, millionaire, construction, carpenter, businessman, older woman, younger man, May/December romance, one-night stand, Canadian romance

 From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes a deeply moving story of heartbreak and the courageous journey of learning to trust and to love again.

“Superb. Grayson gold.” ~Harriet Klausner

“An excellent book and series... compelling.” ~Lorna Allison

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Desperate circumstances set Faith Wilkins on the run and straight into Sheriff Duke Grayson’s protective arms. Faith believes they can build a good life together—but their friendship is built on lies because the truth could get them killed. Will giving the dutiful lawman her heart lead to more broken dreams if her shocking secrets are revealed? He is the only man who can protect her—and the one who can hurt her the most.


·         Please Note: My Heart’s Desire is the sweet edition of Kissing in the Dark, book 5 in Wendy Lindstrom's award-winning and New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series.

CONNECTING BOOKS

Second Chance Brides series:

Book 1:  ALWAYS AND FOREVER

Book 2:  TWICE LOVED - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THEN CAME YOU - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  ONLY YOU

Book 5:  MY HEART’S DESIRE

Book 6:  A CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Book 7:  MY FOREVER LOVE

Book 8:  CHANCES ARE


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“This gem had me laughing out loud. The characters will enchant you”. ~Sharon Ruck

“Truly a wonderful story of women and their men overcoming obstacles and sharing love. Full of twists and turns and kept my interest.” ~Jan S. Pecott

“What an amazing read. Couldn't put it down. Kept you guessing as to what would happen next.” ~Hayley

“A very delightful and touching story. It shows that not everything is as black and white as people want to believe.”

“This was a great story. It was filled with honesty, love caring, and nurturing.”

“Great story about decisions and living with the results. Sometimes it seems like good and bad don't really pertain to what you need to do to survive. Heartwarming story with amazing characters. This book was full of how great it is to have a loving supportive family who is always there no matter what.”

“Kissing in the Dark is a great lesson on forgiveness & realizing what's really important in life.”

“Wonderful heartwarming and strong characters give this story want is exciting, riveting, and adventurous.”

“Another great story that makes me wish I had my own Grayson brother!!”

“If you want to read a really good love story in a western setting, then this is a must read book. This book will keep you interest to the end and will make you wish it was longer.”

“Quite a long story, but finished it in one 7 hour reading marathon. I was glued to the pages.”

“Couldn't stop reading!”

“Excellent story of heartache, loss, terror, self-loathing, second chances, hope and a forever after love. This story has all of those emotions and more.”

 You are cordially invited ... 

to join the celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all -- falling in love. 

The Wedding Series 
Book 1 - Prelude to a Wedding 
Book 2 - Wedding Party 
Book 3 - Grady's Wedding 

The free spirit: Paul Monroe 
Book 1 - Prelude to a Wedding 

Charming Paul Monroe has the Peter Pan thing down pat. As an antique toy appraiser, even his work involves play. Which is fine, unless your job is to keep his Chicago business running smoothly . . . and all that charm -- and sexiness -- is aimed at you. 

Organization and reliability are Bette Wharton's hallmarks. She handles the toughest clients with aplomb, until Paul provides a challenge that goes way beyond the office. She has a plan and a timetable. How can she let herself fall for Mr. Live-for-the-Moment when all he offers is Love-for-the-Moment? 

The best man: Michael Dickinson 
Book 2 - Wedding Party 

Michael Dickinson is delighted to be best man at his friend's wedding - but there's one complication. Tris Donlin is a bridesmaid. He's wanted her for longer than he cares to remember, but to her, he's just good old Michael - college pal, confidant, best buddy ... Would a few days of wedding celebration let him finally get her out of his system once and for all? 

Her cousin Paul's wedding party has Tris's head and heart full of memories of college days with him, Michael and their friend Grady. Grady was her college crush and Michael was her buddy. Now that they're all grown up, my how things have changed. 

She's certain she's found the best man for her . . . if only she can convince him. 

The last bachelor: Grady Roberts 
Book 3 - Grady's Wedding 

Grady Roberts has never been the marrying kind - and he still isn't. But after watching his best friends walk down the aisle and start families, flipping through his little black book and ordering take-out for one suddenly seems boring ...and lonely. Yet the one woman who intrigues him keeps him at arm's length. 

Leslie Craig is human. She feels the full effect of handsome, intelligent, wealthy, successful Grady's attraction . . . and his loneliness. It's the last element that snags her heart. She's developed a knack for helping people with problems and sorrows without ever revealing her own. Can she do that for Grady?

Praise for The Wedding Series:

“A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!” – 5-star review

"Perfect. The characters were multi-dimensional and played off each other in warm, thoughtful, loving ways. Each couple faced a different situation and overcame their obstacles together and with the insightful comments of their friends. ... Heart-warming." – 5-star review

“Fun and serious all at the same time. Love how the friends intertwine and add new along the way. It was refreshing to read the different stories and having them all come together. Really enjoyed this series!” – 5-star review

“Full of warmth, understanding of human nature, and great characters. They are connected, following the lives of college friends, and by the time you are finished, you feel as if you are a part of their extended circle. A dash of sex here, but not to the point that it overshadows the well thought out storylines. Definitely a feel good experience.” -- 5-star review

"Great love stories!  … Must read all books in the series! … I laughed and cried! Must read.” – From 5-star reviews

Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s The Wedding Series today!

Prelude to a Wedding*  

Wedding Party*  

Grady’s Wedding* 

The Runaway Bride

The Christmas Princess

     Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)  

The Surprise Princess  

     Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince) 

The Forgotten Prince 

Boxed Sets

*The Wedding Series Trilogy (Books 1-3)

The Wedding Series Box Set Two: The Runaway Bride and The Christmas Princess

She would risk everything to save his soul…

Released from the captivity of the Fae, Murdoch Seton wants nothing more than to forget his lost years. Undertaking a quest to recover treasure stolen from his family seems the perfect solution - but Murdoch is not counting upon a curious maiden who holds both the secret to the theft and his sole redemption. 

Isabella is outraged to find her brother's keep besieged by a renegade knight -especially one too handsome for his own good or hers. After a single encounter, she becomes convinced that his cause is just and decides to unveil the true thief, never imagining that their single shared kiss has launched a battle for Murdoch's very soul.

As the treacherous Fae move to claim Murdoch forever, Isabella seeks to heal the knight who has stolen her heart. But will Murdoch allow her to take a risk and endanger herself? Or will he sacrifice himself to ensure Isabella's future? 

*****

I’ve written many series set in my fictional medieval Scottish world of Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre. This is the order in which the stories take place, although you can start with any series. I recommend you read each series in order.

 

There’s a tab on my website for ALL books in this world:

http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/

 

I. The Rogues of Ravensmuir

This is the first series to take place in this world. These three books are a bit more gothic in tone and less tightly linked to each other than the books in subsequent series.

 

1. The Rogue

Merlyn and Ysabella’s story is a second chance romance with a bit of intrigue and suspense. Their relationship is a class war - he’s the laird and she’s a village girl - but there’s an immediate attraction between them. Can Merlyn trust in love at first sight? Can Ysabella trust her rogue of a husband when he returns five years after their parting to ask for her help? This is the first book featuring Ravensmuir and in it, we learn the story of its sister holding, Kinfairlie.

 

2. The Scoundrel

Can a notorious bad boy like Merlyn’s brother Gawain be redeemed by love? In this story, Gawain meets his match, the enticing Eglantine, who is not just as adept a thief as he is but is prepared to seduce him to regain the prize she desires. This is cat-and-mouse story of action, adventure and intrigue takes us from York to the highlands of Scotland, to Eglantine’s home at Inverfyre.

 

3. The Warrior

At the end of The Scoundrel, Inverfyre is lost to the notorious MacLaren clan, but years later, Eglantine and Gawain’s son Michael - the Hawk of Inverfyre - returns to reclaim his legacy. He has need of an heir so he abducts Aileen to be his bride, never guessing that these two have shared a great passion in their past lives. At Inverfyre, Aileen is plagued by visions and fears she is going mad, while the Hawk is uncertain whether his beguiling new bride can be trusted—or whether she has let the MacLarens in the gate. This medieval Scottish romance has some fantasy elements as it’s a reincarnation story.

 

II. The Jewels of Kinfairlie

At the end of The Warrior, there is a family gathering at Inverfyre. We briefly meet Merlyn and Ysabella’s son Roland, his wife Catherine, and their eight children. This series begins several years later, after Roland and Catherine’s tragic death, when their oldest son Alexander suddenly becomes laird. The treasury is empty. The harvest will be poor. Alexander needs to see his sisters married as quickly as possible, but they wish to wed for love.

 

1. The Beauty Bride

Alexander arranges an auction for the hand of his defiant sister, intending to manage the list of bidders - but a notorious mercenary, Rhys fitzHenry, pays the highest price. This arranged marriage doesn’t begin well, as Madeline is a runaway bride, but Rhys pursues her, saves her, and tries to court her. I love that Rhys tells Madeline stories to win her heart, and that she quickly figures out that each choice of story reveals one of her husband’s secrets.

 

2. The Rose Red Bride

Alexander thinks he’s learned his lesson and is thrilled when Vivienne’s former suitor, Nicholas Sinclair, wants to claim her hand. It’s a little uncommon that Nicholas wants to abduct his bride, but Alexander is sure that Vivienne will think that a romantic gesture, and when the wedding is held in the morning, all will be well. But the highlander seeking Alexander’s agreement isn’t Nicholas - it’s his brother Erik in disguise, a man who needs a wife only because he needs a son to claim his legacy. He’s not counting on Vivienne stealing his heart, too.

 

3. The Snow White Bride

It’s Christmas at Kinfairlie and a mysterious noblewoman seeks refuge in the chapel. When the sisters learn that she’s a widow in need of protection, they decide to play a trick on Alexander and arrange his marriage. Eleanor thinks husbands are all the same, so is agreeable, although she isn’t counting on Alexander’s youth, charm, and desire to claim her heart. When her past catches up to her and Kinfairlie is at risk, how much will Eleanor sacrifice to see her new husband safe? What price will Alexander pay to defend his bride?

 

4. The Ballad of Rosamunde

Rosamunde, the pirate queen and aunt of the siblings at Kinfairlie, was adopted by Gawain in The Scoundrel and trapped in the realm of the Fae in The Rose Red Bride. In this short story, a friends-to-lovers story, Padraig rescues Rosamunde, his valor making her realize that she loves him, too.

 

III. The True Love Brides

At the end of The Snow White Bride, Alexander decrees that his remaining sisters will marry for love. The portal to the realm of the Fae has been opened, though, and the Fae king Finvarra desires Elizabeth. Finvarra agrees that he will abandon his suit if four of the siblings marry their true loves, although Elizabeth knows that the portal to the Fae realm has to be closed as well.

 

1. The Renegade’s Heart

Isabella is smitten with a rogue knight, come to Kinfairlie to demand the return of his family’s stolen treasure. She takes Murdoch’s cause against that of her brother, then learns that Murdoch has been claimed by the Fae queen - who holds his heart still. Can a mortal maiden defeat an immortal queen by winning Murdoch’s love for her own?

 

2. The Highlander’s Curse

Garrett is cursed to hear the thoughts of others as clearly as his own, a spell intended to make him an outcast so his legacy could be stolen. He finds solace in the company and the touch of gentle Annelise. Can Annelise’s love heal him so he can recover his stolen legacy and give her the home - and the husband - she deserves?

 

3. The Frost Maiden’s Kiss

Malcolm returns to Ravensmuir after years as a mercenary with a hoard large enough to finance the rebuilding of his legacy and his soul due to the Fae. When pregnant Catriona arrives at Ravensmuir, Malcolm knows he can give her a future with a marriage of convenience that makes her child heir to Ravensmuir. Catriona expects nothing of men, but Malcolm’s kindness and strength earns her love - and makes her determined to save his soul, regardless of the price.

 

4. The Warrior’s Prize

The mercenary Rafael thinks his companion’s sister, Elizabeth, could be an angel come to earth, and one who will hold him accountable for his sins. Challenged by her and enticed by her, Rafael offers himself instead of his comrade Malcolm and begins to change his life with his choices. Can he save Elizabeth from Finvarra? He’s determined to try, no matter what the risk to himself - and Elizabeth cannot resist a man who chooses nobly, just for her.

 

IV. The Brides of Inverfyre

There is one sibling left unmarried (Ross) and we follow him to Inverfyre, where the children of the Hawk and Aileen also need to be married.

 

1. The Mercenary’s Bride

This Scottish medieval romance is a Christmas novella, the story of a knight returning to Inverfyre to keep his promise to the laird’s daughter. Having been attacked and left for dead, Quentin is no longer the man he was and he blames the Hawk for the change in his fortunes. But his bitterness melts before the admiration of Mhairi, for the maiden he admired has become a beauty he would die to serve.

 

2. The Runaway Bride

Even though Aiofe is a beauty and an heiress, she wants to marry for love. Her marriage is arranged to the oldest son of the Hawk of Inverfyre, but she chooses to flee instead, hoping that his cousin, Ross, will be sent after her. Aiofe intends to claim Ross’s heart, no matter the price, for she knows with one glimpse that he’s the man for her. Ross is caught between his duty and his heart - and the wicked MacLarens who would use Aiofe as a pawn in their own plan to possess Inverfyre.

 

There will be more stories in this series, too.

 

There are Family Trees for Inverfyre, Ravensmuir and Kinfairlie available as free downloads in my online store. The links are on my website, right here:

http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/family-trees/
*****
medieval romance, historical romance, scottish romance, marriage of convenience, runaway bride, outlaw hero, beauty and the beast, scotland, wales, action adventure, intrigue

 

 

 New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom “continues to impress with her understanding of human emotions and how we express them at all ages.” A Christmas Promise is a true holiday treat with a tender, romantic story that “sets a tone for living the Christmas spirit.”

“Another fabulous addition to the Grayson Brothers series. How I love these characters and their world. Such a beautiful Christmas story. Loved it!” ~Mmoore

“Bound to be a classic.” ~Reads A lot

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

When Adam Grayson and his sweetheart Rebecca discover two orphans hiding in his sister’s greenhouse, they promise to help the boys find a warm, loving home. Adam never suspects that home might be his own. Being an only son is not a position he wants to give up, but in trying to protect his place as an only son, will Adam lose what he wants most—to win Rebecca’s heart and become a man of integrity like his father and uncles?


·         Please Note: “A Christmas Promise” is the sweet edition of Sleigh of Hope, book 6 in Wendy Lindstrom’s award-winning and New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series. It is also the prequel to Adam and Rebecca’s adult romance titled My Forever Love.


CONNECTING BOOKS

Second Chance Brides series:

Book 1:  ALWAYS AND FOREVER

Book 2:  TWICE LOVED - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THEN CAME YOU - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  ONLY YOU

Book 5:  MY HEART’S DESIRE

Book 6:  A CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Book 7:  MY FOREVER LOVE

Book 8:  CHANCES ARE


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“This is a wonderful Christmas story that reminds me of what the meaning of Christmas really is. It is a heartwarming story about a family that provides love and support to all. It will leave you smiling and remind you of what family means.

“This is a great Christmas story. if you are missing the Christmas spirit read this book I guaranty it will put you in the mood to do something for someone in need. Will leave you smiling and remind you of what family means.” ~Julie S

“Heartfelt, suspense, loving and filled with kindness.”

Lindstrom continues to impress with her understanding of human emotions and how we express them at all ages. A Christmas Promise is a coming of age story emotionally, not physically, and sets up the next book that follows Adam and Rebecca's [adult romance] story. This is a sweet read and sets a tone for living the Christmas spirit. ~Whodat

“While reading the Grayson Brothers series you will fall in love with each and everyone that they represent. These books are filled with love, compassion , heartache and longing. From the moment I started reading them I didn't want to put them down. There were moments I felt that I was watching the books unfold right before my eyes. If you enjoy a book that will fill you to the brim please read for yourself The Grayson Brothers.” ~KButler Photography

“This is so great as you see people helping friends, neighbors, families, and strangers. The spirit of Christmas and the true meaning comes across so great.”

“One of the better books I've read ever.”

“This is a heartwarming story of how a boy who has just been adopted and found a place of his own with his new family deals with jealousy and insecurity when a couple of brothers in a situation very similar to himself come along. As he struggles with his feelings, Adam finds the true meaning of Christmas.” ~Mary Dieterich

“The author is very good in her stories. This story had a very heart warming meaning to it. Giving is a gift, but also being able to receive a gift with thanksgiving is also a gift. I hope the author will write again about a group of people or family.” ~Joan

“Love the Grayson world and this glimpse of Rebecca and Adam growing up into such remarkable adults.”

 From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes a heartwarming novel that it carries one down a path of rediscovery and what it means to truly love.

“This is one of the loveliest books I have ever read! It was very emotional. Definitely a keeper.” ~Starjessame

“This story is so purely romantic, I cried! It is a beautiful representation of true love and what a person will do for another that holds their heart. —Cara A. Lichtenegger

BOOK DESCRIPTION

On the eve of her wedding Rebecca Grayson suffers a tragic accident and wakes to a world of strangers. She is surrounded by a loving family and a handsome fiancé she doesn't recognize. Devastated that she can’t remember Adam and their tender past or passionate plans for the future, Rebecca wonders if she can find her way back to the boy who promised her forever.

 

·         Please Note: “My Forever Love” is the sweet edition of Leave it for the Rain, book 7 in Wendy Lindstrom's award-winning and New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series.

 

CONNECTING BOOKS

Second Chance Brides series:

Book 1:  ALWAYS AND FOREVER

Book 2:  TWICE LOVED - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THEN CAME YOU - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  ONLY YOU

Book 5:  MY HEART’S DESIRE

Book 6:  A CHRISTMAS PROMISE

Book 7:  MY FOREVER LOVE

Book 8:  CHANCES ARE


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

 “I honestly have no words to express the deep feelings stirred as I read Wendy Lindstrom's Grayson Series - what an awesome talent as an author! This series is a must-read for every person that enjoys getting lost in a wonderful story & not afraid to shed some tears along the way!”

“Each book was a piece of the Grayson family pain, love, and strong family bond as each brother found love. The #6 kept me reading to the wee hours of the night wanting to know the surprise climax ending.”

“Love this series, the characters feel so real they are like family.”

“I couldn’t stop reading!”

“Another great addition to the series. I could not put this book down. The characters feel like old friends. The integrity is so inspiring!”

“I loved this book, I couldn't put it down. The writing is great and the story compelling. Sad and heartwarming and hopeful.”

“To turn the tide of what a person knows and feels into what it is meant to be takes Rebecca and Adam both on a path of rediscovery.”

“Such a touching story! Brought tears to my eyes ... in a good way!”

“I loved this book, I couldn't put it down.”

 Carefree and strong-willed, Katherine Montgomery is the daughter of a successful Montana horse rancher. When a tragic accident claims her father's life, Katherine is left to deal with an overbearing mother whose agenda does not include a young daughter. Fate deals her another devastating blow, leaving her to face an uncertain future far away from everything and everyone she's loved.


Trace Hawley used to push the limits of the law, and no one was going to plan his future for him. The death of the man who always had his back leaves him to finally face responsibility. The promises he made a decade ago have shaped him into the man he is today, and will bring him face to face with the one girl from his past he always tried to avoid.

After a ten year absence, Katherine returns to the ranch she once loved to discover the shocking reason her mother summoned her home. Surprised to find Trace still at the ranch, her childhood infatuation grows into something far stronger as he challenges her to lead the life she once wanted, but seems to have forgotten. When Katherine is forced to make a choice between saving her father's dreams or following her own, Trace might be the only one who holds the key to both.

***Content Warning: Considered by most readers a "sweet" read, this book does contains some mild language, mild violence, and adult situations including physical intimacy. Heat level 2-3 on a scale of 0-5. PG/PG13


Keywords: western historical romance, handicapped heroine, cowboy, horses, Montana, brides romance

Prepare to fall in love with two of the swoon-worthy Grayson Brothers in this award-winning series of “beautifully poignant, wonderfully emotional” historical romances by New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom. “Awesome underlying emotional power…guaranteed to move you to tears.” —Romantic Times

"Superbly written, beautifully poignant.” —John Charles, American Library Association

"A perfect ten...should not be missed!" —Romance Reviews Today

“This author's talent shines through on every page!” —Detra Fitch

“Emotionally powerful and heart-tugging… impossible to put down.” —Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews


BOOK DESCRIPTION

SHADES OF HONOR:  RITA award-winner

Marrying her lifelong friend and neighbor, Kyle Grayson, will allow Evelyn Tucker to care for her ailing father and resurrect their failing business. But when Kyle’s older brother, Radford, returns home with his young daughter, it turns Evelyn’s life upside down. The wounded man and withdrawn little girl awaken Evelyn’s heart and she can no longer deny her need for love. But how can she possibly choose between security and friendship with Kyle and the passionate love she has always dreamed of?

 “Have a hanky ready. You'll need it more than once!” -- Linders


THE LONGING:  Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

The last thing Amelia wants is to marry her father's business competitor, Kyle Grayson, the man who rejected her youthful flirtation. But dire circumstances force her to marry Kyle, a man she knows little about. She knows he has been wounded and he guards his emotions as closely as she guards her secrets. Can she ever trust him enough to share the truth? Can she break through Kyle’s staunch business demeanor and show him that laughter and love are possible?

“It grabbed me by the heart and didn't let go.” -- RPurvis


·         Each book in this series is a standalone, complete novel featuring a different couple and their journey of falling in love, but the books can also be read and enjoyed as part of the series about the Grayson family.

CONNECTING BOOKS

Grayson Brothers series:

Book 1:  WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Book 2:  SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner! 

Book 3:  THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

Book 4:  LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE

Book 5:  KISSING IN THE DARK

Book 6:  SLEIGH OF HOPE

Book 7:  LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN

Book 8:  THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

 “Impossible to put down.”

“A page turner! I couldn’t wait to finish it.”

_______
Themes: This Victorian historical romance series is set in 19th century – 1800s. Each book is a standalone complete novel featuring heartbreaking emotional romance, weddings, brides and grooms, a marriage of convenience, a love triangle, a sheriff romance, stories about hidden identity, amnesia, true gentlemen alpha heroes and beta heroes, love and laughter, stories that make you cry, and much more. These popular romance novels make up a bestselling family saga romance series about heartwarming romance and second chances.

I have debts to pay and secrets to keep. When someone threatens my life, I crash into him: Jackson Ludlow

The recluse billionaire of New York

Once, he had everything a man could want. Then, he lost the only thing that he ever loved.


So, he spent four years holed up in his mansion doing the only thing he knew how to do: make money. 


We are all wrong for each other. He’s cold, uninterested and demanding. 

I’m impatient and inexperienced. 


The only thing we have in common is that we both have secrets. 

And the closer we get, the more they threaten to destroy us.


Praise for Charlotte Byrd's Black Edge 

“Decadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive!” - Amazon Review ★★★★★

“Titillation so masterfully woven, no reader can resist its pull. A MUST-BUY!” - Bobbi Koe, Amazon Review ★★★★★

“Captivating!” - Crystal Jones, Amazon Review ★★★★★

"Exciting, intense, sensual” - Rock, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

“Sexy, secretive, pulsating chemistry…” - Mrs. K, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

“Charlotte Byrd is a brilliant writer. I've read loads and I've laughed and cried. She writes a balanced book with brilliant characters. Well done!” -Amazon Review ★★★★★

“Fast-paced, dark, addictive, and compelling” - Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

“Hot, steamy, and a great storyline.” - Christine Reese ★★★★★

“My oh my....Charlotte has made me a fan for life.” - JJ, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

"The tension and chemistry is at five alarm level.” - Sharon, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★

“Hot, sexy, intriguing journey of Elli and Mr. Aiden Black. - Robin Langelier ★★★★★

“Wow. Just wow. Charlotte Byrd leaves me speechless and humble… It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Once you pick it up, you won't put it down.” - Amazon Review ★★★★★

“Sexy, steamy and captivating!” - Charmaine, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

“ Intrigue, lust, and great characters...what more could you ask for?!” - Dragonfly Lady ★★★★★

“An awesome book. Extremely entertaining, captivating and interesting sexy read. I could not put it down.” - Kim F, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

“Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to read about and more. Such a great story I will read again and again. A keeper!!” - Wendy Ballard ★★★★★

“It had the perfect amount of twists and turns. I instantaneously bonded with the heroine and of course Mr. Black. YUM. It's sexy, it's sassy, it's steamy. It's everything.” - Khardine Gray, Bestselling Romance Author ★★★★★

Prepare to fall in love with the Grayson Brothers in this award-winning series of “beautifully poignant, wonderfully emotional” historical romances by New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom. “Awesome underlying emotional power…guaranteed to move you to tears.” —Romantic Times

"Superbly written, beautifully poignant.” —John Charles, American Library Association

“This author's talent shines through on every page!” —Detra Fitch

“Emotionally powerful and heart-tugging… impossible to put down.” —Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews


BOOK DESCRIPTION

TWICE LOVED:  RITA award-winner

Marrying her lifelong friend and neighbor, Kyle Grayson, will allow Evelyn Tucker to care for her ailing father and resurrect their failing business. But when Kyle’s older brother, Radford, returns home with his young daughter, it turns Evelyn’s life upside down. The wounded man and withdrawn little girl awaken Evelyn’s heart and she can no longer deny her need for love. But how can she possibly choose between security and friendship with Kyle and the passionate love she has always dreamed of?

 “Have a hanky ready. You'll need it more than once!” -- Linders


THEN CAME YOU:  Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! 

The last thing Amelia wants is to marry her father's business competitor, Kyle Grayson, the man who rejected her youthful flirtation. But dire circumstances force her to marry Kyle, a man she knows little about. She knows he has been wounded and he guards his emotions as closely as she guards her secrets. Can she ever trust him enough to share the truth? Can she break through Kyle’s staunch business demeanor and show him that laughter and love are possible?

“It grabbed me by the heart and didn't let go.” -- RPurvis


ONLY YOU:

Haunted by her past, Claire Ashier must protect her new home and her battered heart from Boyd Grayson—the charming saloon owner who is ruining her business. That’s not easy do when her only friend in town is Boyd’s animated dog Sailor. While tending the dog, and marching on Boyd’s noisy saloon, Claire matches wits with the handsome playboy and they develop an unexpected friendship that changes the game for both of them. But the game is filled with risk. Boyd wants more, but are the stakes too high for Claire to trust a saloon owner and open her heart to love again?

“Riveting – a wonderful story. Couldn’t put it down.” ~L. Benner


MY HEART’S DESIRE:

Desperate circumstances set Faith Wilkins on the run and straight into Sheriff Duke Grayson’s protective arms. Faith believes they can build a good life together—but their friendship is built on lies because the truth could get them killed. Will giving the dutiful lawman her heart lead to more broken dreams if her shocking secrets are revealed? He is the only man who can protect her—and the one who can hurt her the most.

“Superb. Grayson gold.” ~Harriet Klausner


A CHRISTMAS PROMISE: (Prequel to Leave it for the Rain)

When Adam Grayson and his sweetheart Rebecca discover two orphans hiding in his sister’s greenhouse, they promise to help the boys find a warm, loving home. Adam never suspects that home might be his own. Being an only son is not a position he wants to give up, but in trying to protect his place as an only son, will Adam lose what he wants most—to win Rebecca’s heart and become a man of integrity like his father and uncles?

“Bound to be a classic.” ~Reads A lot


MY FOREVER LOVE:

On the eve of her wedding Rebecca Grayson suffers a tragic accident and wakes to a world of strangers. She is surrounded by a loving family and a handsome fiancé she can’t remember. Devastated that she can’t remember Adam and their tender past or passionate plans for the future, Rebecca wonders if she can find her way back to the boy who promised her forever.

“One of the loveliest books I have ever read! It was very emotional. Definitely a keeper.” ~Starjessame


ALWAYS AND FOREVER:

The problem is that Nancy Mitchell can’t marry the man her father chose for her. Her only escape from the arrangement is to find another husband quick — so she agrees to become a mail order bride. When a drastic change in circumstances dumps her into the arms of Hal Grayson, she knows the handsome, brooding man is for her. But is she up for the challenge of opening Hal’s grieving heart and showing him that love heals all wounds?

“Has everything in it to make it a great book; love, laughter, great characters and tears.” ~BJ Renczkowski


CHANCES ARE:

Time has a way of healing broken hearts, but not for widow, Nancy Grayson. She has never stopped loving her deceased husband Hal. For years, she has found contentment in tending her family — until a chance encounter with a reclusive millionaire Dawson Crane pries open her lonely heart. Dawson reawakens her spirit and her need for love. She longs for his companionship, but each step that takes her closer to Dawson betrays her love for Hal. Is it possible to love two men at the same time? Can she let go of the love of her past and embrace the man who offers her a second chance at love?

“WOW! Second chance romance with so many emotions” ~Maria


·         Please Note that these books are the sweet editions of Wendy Lindstrom's award-winning and New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series.  

“Twice Loved” is the sweet edition of Shades of Honor

“Then Came You” is the sweet edition of The Longing

“Only You” is the sweet edition of Lips That Touch Mine

“My Heart’s Desire” is the sweet edition of Kissing in the Dark

“A Christmas Promise” is the sweet edition of Sleigh of Hope

“My Forever Love” is the sweet edition of Leave it for the Rain

“Always and Forever” is the sweet edition of When I Fall in Love

“Chances Are” is the sweet edition of The Promise in Your Eyes

 

·         Each book in this series is a standalone, complete novel featuring a different couple and their journey of falling in love, but the books can also be read and enjoyed as part of the series about the Grayson family.

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Themes: This Victorian historical romance series set in 19th century and 1800s is features sweet and clean & wholesome love stories for adults, but also appropriate for teen and young adult romance readers. Each book is a standalone complete novel featuring heartbreaking emotional romance, weddings, brides and grooms, a marriage of convenience, a love triangle, a sheriff romance, stories about hidden identity, amnesia, true gentlemen alpha heroes and beta heroes, love and laughter, stories that make you cry, and much more. These popular romance novels (romance top sellers) make up a bestselling family saga romance series about heartwarming romance and second chances.

Their passion was ignited by a treachery neither of them could have ever foreseen, yet it resulted in a love that was destined to last forever…

To secure the wellbeing of her beloved family, Melody Settrington agrees to marry Charles Cavendish, the elderly Earl of Edgington, despite her reservations. However, the innocent young beauty has no idea what her new husband will demand of her once they are legally wed. It isn’t long however, before Melody discovers that the widowed earl had a purpose in choosing her for his bride, the daughter of an impoverished country baron. Impotent and childless, Charles is in desperate need of an heir, in addition to someone he can force into going along with the heinous scheme he has concocted.

Gavin Montrose, son of the wealthy Duke of Rutherford, is as charming as he is handsome. However, unbeknownst to him, he is also the man Charles Cavendish has selected to father his heir. Abducted from the grounds of his family’s country estate, he awakens to find himself in the midst of a nightmare. Assuming that he has been abducted for ransom, Gavin is stunned to learn of his mysterious abductor’s true purpose. To gain his freedom and protect his family from harm, he must father a child he will never meet, with a woman whose name he will never know and whose face he will never see.

Desperate to safeguard the people they love, both Melody and Gavin have no choice but to go along with the insanity that has been forced upon them or suffer the unbearable consequences. Compelled to meet in absolute darkness in the bedchamber of an isolated cottage, their identities a fiercely guarded secret, they will develop a bond neither of them had anticipated and discover a passion more powerful than either of them could have possibly imagined. But dare they call it love?

Years later, when fate intervenes and Gavin and Melody’s paths inadvertently cross…

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Sophia Knightly, brings you two sensual and heartwarming contemporary romances in her Heartthrob Series Scottish Weddings Box Set. 

HEART TAMER

She's the last person he expects--or wants-- to see again. But this time, can he resist?

Alec MacLeod is shocked to find Kate Hayes at his sister's wedding, but damn he's missed her. His ex-wife's unforeseen arrival in Scotland makes him suspect she's up to something.

There was a reason they parted the first time and Alec is determined not to get pulled in, but seeing her again ignites a desire so intense, he's tempted.

Kate wants something so desperately, she’s willing to swallow her pride and plead with her formidable ex-husband for help. With time running out, she must convince the dominant Highlander to agree with her unusual request.

They need each other more than they know, but can they put past hurt behind them, even if it could change everything in their world as they know it?

In this fiery battle of love, whose heart will be tamed?

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HEART HUNTER

Infamous UK celebrity playboy, Cameron "Heartbreak" Hunter is everything bridal fashion designer, Evangeline Parks knows she should avoid. However, when fate intervenes and the gorgeous whisky tycoon is her mystery date for her best friend Kate's wedding in Scotland, Evie won't relent to his charm. Smart enough to know that a man like Cameron only brings heartache and tears, she's determined to avoid becoming another notch on his belt--no matter how incredibly attracted to him she is. 

Cameron Hunter has never encountered a woman who dismisses him upon sight--until he meets Evie. The more the opinionated beauty tries to steer clear of him, the more desirable he finds her. But when Cameron's hidden past is discovered, obstacles pile up as he sets out to win Evie and prove that he is far more than just tabloid fodder. Has the bad boy billionaire finally found the one to end the hunt for his heart? 

THE HEARTTHROB SERIES:
Book 1: Heart Raider (Nick and Veronique)
Book 2: Heart Melter (Ian and Natasha)
Book 3: Heart Tamer (Alec and Kate)
Book 4: Heart Hunter (Cameron and Evie)
Book 5: Heart Tempter (Leo and Teddy) 

Book 6: Heart Stealer (Stone and Ivy)

Second book in the USA Today bestselling Victorian San Francisco Mystery series.

 

In this sequel to Maids of Misfortune, it is the fall of 1879, and when the young San Francisco widow, Annie Fuller, is asked to investigate a fraudulent trance medium, she comes to a troubling realization. Despite Annie’s growing financial success as the clairvoyant Madam Sibyl, she feels increasingly guilty about the fact she doesn't believe in the astrology and palmistry her clients think are the basis for her advice.

 
Kathleen Hennessey, Annie’s young maid, has a plan. Just like the Pinkerton detectives she has read about in the dime novels, she is determined to assist her mistress in her investigations.

 
Nate Dawson, up-and-coming San Francisco lawyer, faces a dilemma. He wants to marry the unconventional Annie Fuller, but he doesn't feel he can reveal his true feelings until he has a way to make enough money to support her.

With Kathleen and Nate Dawson’s help, Annie delves into the intriguing world of 19th century spiritualism, encountering true believers and naïve dupes, clever frauds and unexplained supernatural phenomena, and she soon finds there are as many secrets as there are spirits swirling around the séance table. Some of those secrets will threaten the foundation of her career as Madam Sibyl and the future of her relationship with Nate Dawson, and, in time, they will threaten her very life itself.

In this second historical mystery in Locke's USA Today bestselling cozy Victorian San Francisco mystery series, readers will find the same combination of romance, mystery, and suspense they found in Maids of Misfortune. Uneasy Spirits is followed by Bloody Lessons, Deadly Proof, and Pilfered Promises. Locke’s shorter works, found in Victorian San Francisco Stories and Victorian San Francisco Novellas, feature minor characters from the series.

He swore he'd never love again...
She'd risk her heart time and again to prove him wrong...

Much to his aggravation, the wickedly handsome Duke of Sethe, is wanted by every husband-hunting, title-chasing female in the country, or so it seems. Twice betrayed by women he loved, Nicholas Leighton is no longer the gullible young fool he was in his youth. Having grown cold and cynical, as well as older and wiser, he has vowed to never again allow another woman to affect him emotionally, for he has learned his lessons and learned them well. So, when the breathtakingly lovely Ashleigh St. John suddenly and unexpectedly enters his life, as well as his home, he is determined to keep the alluring interloper at an emotional and physical distance. Unfortunately, he quickly discovers that some things are easier said than done.

Reckless and daring, Ashleigh St. John is an unconventional young lady with the heart of a hopeless romantic. When she meets Nicholas Leighton she knows she has met the man of her dreams, but unfortunately, the man of her dreams seems bound and determined to keep her at a distance, hiding behind a self-erected wall of cool detachment and calculated indifference. Willing to do almost anything to break through the intractable barriers that guard his heart, she will willingly surrender her innocence and time and again risk her ravaged heart to ultimately win his trust, and more importantly his love.

The Reformed Rakes Series:

Book 1 – Until You (Nicholas)

Book 2 – You, and Only You (Alex)

Book 3 – When Only a Rake Will Do (Brendon) 

(Although these books are part of a series, each can be read as a stand alone novel.)

Publication Date: 6/1/2012

London’s ballrooms and bedrooms thrive on scandal and decadent pleasure and the summer of 1814 will be no exception for the fourth Distinguished Rogue in Heather Boyd’s regency romances series.

Widowed beauty, Arabella Lawson, Lady Farnsworth, knows the value of independence after being trapped in a marriage that left her unfulfilled. Although she longs for a lover at last, she’s expected to chaperone her flirtatious niece during her first season. However, given the way the girl keeps disappearing every chance she gets, there is little hope of a good or speedy result. While searching for her charge yet again, she blunders into one of Lord Rothwell’s scandalous assignations. This time it’s Arabella’s turn to be on the receiving end of his hungry kisses, and she’s far from prepared to make the most of the opportunity.

Gossip may paint Merrick Bishop, the Earl of Rothwell, as a notorious scoundrel when it comes to women, but this season his intentions are honorable. Duty bound to marry, he’s determined to discreetly court an open-minded bride and prove the gossipmongers wrong by being on his very best behavior… until in his frustration, he mistakenly kisses the wrong lady and discovers that everything about the encounter feels so very right. Merrick never once believed he had a chance with shy Arabella, and when the unthinkable happens, she turns to him not for an affair or hopes of marriage but for his friendship and protection from her own family.

Can a rogue with a reputation for breaking hearts convince a widow who only hopes for an affair that their feelings are not only the stirrings of desire but the beginnings of the deepest and truest love?

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