A Suitable Wife

Sweetwater Springs

Book 1
B & R Bookery
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This is book one in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author.

Sam Moreland is desperate to keep his daughter out of the clutches of her abusive mother seeking custody. He resists legal advice to provide the court with a complete family unit because past relationships have soured him on love.

Though she yearns for children, Rosie Baxter knows a failed pregnancy has likely left her barren. She remains single rather than bring her problems into a marriage and concentrates on her business with its financial woes.

A temporary marriage pact means Rosie provides Sam with the illusion of family in return for an influx of cash into her store. But kisses for show become all too real. When outside threats shake their growing bond, each must trust the other with their darkest secret or lose their best chance for love and happiness.

Warning: This book contains a heated tryst in the kitchen, a cricket choir, conniving exes, and big family gatherings. Do not read if you are allergic to tall, dark and handsome men with sweet baby girls or determined red-haired women with strong maternal feelings. The author makes no guarantees against sudden urges in the reader to move to a small southern town.

Fans of Marie Ferrarella, Tanya Michaels, Leanne Banks and Susan Mallery may enjoy this series, which contains sensual, contemporary romance against a backdrop of family and community in the small town of Sweetwater Springs, Arkansas.

Also in the series:
Book 2: Her Unexpected Family (Claire and Travis), February, 2014
Book 3: His Small Town Princess (J.T. and Cass), 2015
Other titles are planned for this series.

Visit the author at CarolBurnside.com
Visit her blog at www.CarolBurnside.com/blog
Like her page and chat with her on Facebook: facebook.com/AuthorCarolBurnside
Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/carol_burnside,
Goodreads - goodreads.com/carol_burnside and
Pinterest - pinterest.com/carolburnside/

Amazon.com reviews say Carol's books are:
"Highly captivating!" "intriguing and a wonderful read" "Emotional and heartwarming" "Engaging!" and "Great reading!"
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About the author

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of "Sizzling romance with heart and humor." Her personal second-chance-at-love story resulted in a marriage of thirty-plus years to her high school sweetheart. They reside in northern Arkansas, where Carol enjoys the Ozark foothills from her office windows. Like any true southerner, she drinks tea in some form year round. 

Carol's novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous contests and won several, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. She also writes as Annie Rayburn.

Visit her at CarolBurnside.com.

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Publisher
B & R Bookery
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Published on
Jan 22, 2014
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Pages
235
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ISBN
9781310069949
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Humorous
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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This is book two in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author.

Former bad boy, Travis Baxter, has a reputation to live down, a job to do fast, and one woman he can’t seem to avoid. He’s starting a 24/7 renovation flip on Claire’s beauty salon when a surprise appears at his door ... a three-year-old son. Immediate custody brings Travis a major problem. He needs a nanny.

Claire Larkin glimpsed a rare and appealing side of Travis during one ill-fated date, but her personal policy is no involvement, no strings. Not even a pet until she’s pronounced cancer free. With free time until her salon is done, Claire pitches in to help the grieving little boy and stunned father. Despite her best efforts to resist, she and Travis succumb to their attraction.

When it appears Claire’s cancer has returned, she pulls away and Travis is faced with a seemingly impossible decision. Protect his son from another loss or support the woman he’s come to love?

Warning: This book contains hair salon gossip, hunky construction workers, sex in the shower, sudden humor and it might tempt you to gorge on pizza and brownies. Even so, at certain points the reader may wish to keep tissues handy.

Fans of Marie Ferrarella, Tanya Michaels, Leanne Banks and Susan Mallery may also enjoy this series, which contains sensual romance against a backdrop of family and community.

Book 1: A Suitable Wife (Rosie and Sam), January, 2014
Book 3: His Small Town Princess (J.T. and Cass), 2015
Other titles are planned for this series.

Visit the author at CarolBurnside.com
Visit her blog at www.CarolBurnside.com/blog
Like her page and chat with her on Facebook: facebook.com/AuthorCarolBurnside
Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/carol_burnside,
Goodreads - goodreads.com/carol_burnside and
Pinterest - pinterest.com/carolburnside/

Amazon.com reviews say Carol's books are:
"Highly captivating!" "intriguing and a wonderful read" "Emotional and heartwarming" "Engaging!" and "Great reading!"

Other books by Carol Burnside:
Home for Christmas, a short story and sample chapters - usually FREE
Sunset Beach Sizzle, a contemporary erotic romance
Heart 2 Heart, A Short Story Collection
Nobody's Baby, a contemporary romance novel
This is book two in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author.

Former bad boy, Travis Baxter, has a reputation to live down, a job to do fast, and one woman he can’t seem to avoid. He’s starting a 24/7 renovation flip on Claire’s beauty salon when a surprise appears at his door ... a three-year-old son. Immediate custody brings Travis a major problem. He needs a nanny.

Claire Larkin glimpsed a rare and appealing side of Travis during one ill-fated date, but her personal policy is no involvement, no strings. Not even a pet until she’s pronounced cancer free. With free time until her salon is done, Claire pitches in to help the grieving little boy and stunned father. Despite her best efforts to resist, she and Travis succumb to their attraction.

When it appears Claire’s cancer has returned, she pulls away and Travis is faced with a seemingly impossible decision. Protect his son from another loss or support the woman he’s come to love?

Warning: This book contains hair salon gossip, hunky construction workers, sex in the shower, sudden humor and it might tempt you to gorge on pizza and brownies. Even so, at certain points the reader may wish to keep tissues handy.

Fans of Marie Ferrarella, Tanya Michaels, Leanne Banks and Susan Mallery may also enjoy this series, which contains sensual romance against a backdrop of family and community.

Book 1: A Suitable Wife (Rosie and Sam), January, 2014
Book 3: His Small Town Princess (J.T. and Cass), 2015
Other titles are planned for this series.

Visit the author at CarolBurnside.com
Visit her blog at www.CarolBurnside.com/blog
Like her page and chat with her on Facebook: facebook.com/AuthorCarolBurnside
Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/carol_burnside,
Goodreads - goodreads.com/carol_burnside and
Pinterest - pinterest.com/carolburnside/

Amazon.com reviews say Carol's books are:
"Highly captivating!" "intriguing and a wonderful read" "Emotional and heartwarming" "Engaging!" and "Great reading!"

Other books by Carol Burnside:
Home for Christmas, a short story and sample chapters - usually FREE
Sunset Beach Sizzle, a contemporary erotic romance
Heart 2 Heart, A Short Story Collection
Nobody's Baby, a contemporary romance novel

This book is the third in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author.

J.T. Baxter is having a very bad year. As if adjusting to widower status and caring for two sons, weren’t enough, he has a landscaping business to keep afloat with a loan coming due. The last thing he needs is the town princess waltzing into his life with a business proposal he can’t afford to refuse.

Cassandra Bing feels adrift after her father’s death, a nasty broken engagement and enduring a job she loathes. She’s searching for her niche, something that would’ve made her dad proud and will bring her fulfillment. But gardening is a hot, dirty business, and soon she’s wishing she’d made a different sort of proposition to the sexy dad.

As attraction escalates between J.T. and Cass, tensions grow in a house where secrets fester. Can her presence begin to heal the Baxter household, or will their tender feelings become a casualty of the impending emotional storm?

Warning: This book contains some plant abuse, a sexy, bare-chested landscaper, sensual use of ice cubes and steamy adult situations in a greenhouse. Readers may suddenly wish to hug motherless kids, experience a rise in pulse rate and may feel the need for a cooling fan.

The Sweetwater Springs series will appeal to readers who enjoy sensual romance against a backdrop of family and community.

Book 1: A Suitable Family (Rosie and Sam)

Book 2: Her Unexpected Family (Claire and Travis)

Other titles are planned for this series.

 

Heart 2 Heart, a short story collection. Ten stories, flash fiction to long shorts in three sections.

SWEET ROMANCE:
Assuming Love – While waiting tables, Shelly swears her customer flirts with her, then suddenly he’s Mr. Stoic. What’s this guy’s problem?

Marinara Magic – Roni’s new apartment comes with a sexy chef one floor up, but is he man enough to accept what she does for a living?

Do Over – A second chance at love story where things may not be what they seem. (Previously published in Seasons and Seashells, an anthology)

Home for Christmas – A reunion story. A chance holiday reunion between college friends who ruined a good thing with a Christmas affair. Will this be a repeat, or are they smarter now? (Previously e-published as a free story and sampler.)

SENSUAL ROMANCE:
Mr. Dependable – Next door neighbors, Tyler and Sara Cho grew up together. They’re inseparable best buds until Tyler gives Sara a toe-curling kiss and a warning that their relationship has just changed forever. Yeah, right. He’ll come back around to being her same ol’ Tyler, won’t he?

The Best Man - Astra didn’t set out to fall in love with her fiancé’s best friend. She thought she’d already found love — or something close to it — before she met Pete.

FLASH FICTION:
Winter’s Bride – She’s not your typical bride. A melancholy tale.
An Early Memory – A memoir moment born of a writing prompt.
Cutest Thing In Jeans – A futuristic story with a twist.
Goodbye and Hello - A vibrant woman at a crossroads in her life. 
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