Cathy is full of self-doubt. Both of her options—going through with the wedding or breaking off her engagement—are beginning to look like a nightmare either way. She knows her friends will back her up, but she's the one who has to make a decision that's going to tear her apart.
(Previously published as The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee and What Happens in Texas.)
Running from heartbreak, twenty-five-year-old Becca has moved to the cosy village of Honeyford. Living with her best friend Zac in a little stone cottage, and serving mince pies and steaming gingerbread lattes at the Cosy Kettle, is the perfect escape from her past.
But starting over isn’t always plain sailing, and Becca’s shyness is holding her back from making her mark on the café. To make matters worse, her crush on blond-haired, blue-eyed local heartthrob Logan gets stronger by the day – but he can barely remember her name. So as the snow starts to fall in Honeyford, Becca has one big Christmas wish: to completely reinvent herself. Becca dreams of bringing the Cosy Kettle success and finding romance with Logan under the mistletoe.
As she gets a makeover, cosies up to Logan over mulled wine and plans the most festive celebration the café has ever seen, Becca wonders why she waited so long to step out of her comfort zone… Zac, on the other hand, thought she was perfect before – always caring for others – and he misses the quirky girl with the bright blue hair.
When Logan turns out to not be all he seems, Becca is left wondering if he’s really the one for her. With her party plans also going awry, can Becca save her beloved Cosy Kettle in time for Christmas? And has the key to her happiness been in front of her all along?
Readers have fallen in love with the Cosy Kettle books:
‘Oh my heart… a must read… I am absolutely blown away with how much I loved and enjoyed it…. A well-deserved five stars… Highly recommend. I actually devoured most of this book in a day, I couldn’t put it down.’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars
‘This is bloody fantastic!!... I completely and utterly fell in love with this story… one of those that you can’t put down… fantastic… will give you all the feels and will have you laughing out loud… Absolutely 100% recommended by me!!’ Curled Up with a Good Book, 5 stars
‘So many funny parts that I found myself laughing all the way through! It is a definite page turner and I literally could not put it down once I started it!… a delight to read… Fabulous!! Highly recommended!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘What an absolutely brilliant book, it has everything you could possibly want… I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. It is the perfect book to brighten your day… heart-warming and totally laugh-out-loud funny… you can’t help smiling when you’re reading it.’ MrsCsHonestBookReviews, 5 stars
‘I loved this book… brilliant characters… a page-turner from the start… warm, charming and laugh-out-loud funny. A thoroughly enjoyable story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Words cannot describe how much I adored this novel… I loved every minute… hooks you from the start… will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy and I just loved every page… simply brilliant.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars
‘I absolutely adored this beautiful book… completely delightful… will warm your heart and leave you smiling from ear to ear. Highly recommend to all.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
This is a clean, standalone romance story with no cliffhanger!
BOOK DESCRIPTION: A young widow haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past.
Noelle Winters is dreading Christmas, the anniversary of her husband's death. But she puts on a brave face. She has to. Her son, Aiden, depends on her. She's determined to make Christmas merry for both of them. But her best intentions might not prove enough. Her dream of opening her own bakery, Puff n Stuff, might not come to fruition if the bank doesn't approve her request for a loan.
Even worse, her husband's best friend shows up on her doorstep. She hasn't seen Shane Carrington in years and his visit is a complete surprise. His concern touches something inside Noelle's heart. Shane is kind. Gentle. He makes her feel cherished and her heart stirs for the man who has always been so dear to her.
Shane is also a blessing to Aiden since he has become the role model her son needs, especially as Aiden has been getting himself into trouble lately.
Unsure and afraid to risk her heart on a fleeting flirtation, Noelle wants nothing more than to brush off the attraction. But Shane isn't going to let the ghosts of the past steal Noelle and his happily ever after.
Sun-drenched, touching and inspirational, this is your ultimate summer read for 2018, perfect for fans of Rosanna Ley and Victoria Hislop.
Ten-year-old Lily and family arrive for their annual summer holiday in Sicily. Adopted as a toddler, Lily's childhood has been idyllic. But a chance encounter with a local woman on the beach changes everything...
b>10 years later...
Ever since that fateful summer Lily's picture-perfect life, and that of her family, has been in turmoil. The secrets of the baking hot shores of Sicily are calling her back, and Lily knows that the answers she has been so desperately seeking can only be found if she returns to her beloved island once more...
Mix one woman who's determined to show her husband exactly what he threw away with his cheating ways.
With a man who has never cheated on his wife and has no idea why she's divorcing him.
Stir in a good-hearted, meddling owner of La Petite Mort Club.
Turn up the heat with a masquerade ball.
You get one hot Christmas Eve at La Petite Mort Club. They may not get a Christmas miracle but they will definitely have a happy ending.
Craig doesn't want a divorce. He loves his wife and has not ever cheated on her, no matter what she believes. None of that matters because he's been kicked out of his house and served with divorce papers.
Liz is devastated that her husband of twenty-three – she thought – wonderful years of marriage has been cheating on her. And not just with one woman or even two, but an entire sex club full of younger women.
From New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a contemporary Western romance filled to the brim with sexy cowboys, gutsy heroines, and genuine down-home Texas twang.
'Tis the season for...
• A pistol-totin' woman who's no angel
• A tough cowboy who doesn't believe in miracles
• Love that warms the coldest nights
After a year in Kuwait, Lucas Allen can't wait to get back to his ranch for Christmas and meet his gorgeous Internet pal in person. When he pulls in, there's Natalie Clark right in his front yard with a pink pistol in her hand and a dead coyote at her feet.
Lucas is unfazed. But wait...is that a BABY in her arms?
Fans of Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer will thrill to this charming story of a Texas cowboy military veteran, the woman of his dreams...and the secret baby that binds them together.
Cowboys & Brides Series:
Billion Dollar Cowboy (Book 1)
The Cowboy's Christmas Baby (Book 2)
The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride (Book 3)
How to Marry a Cowboy (Book 4)
Praise for Bestselling Contemporary Western Romances by Carolyn Brown:
"Carolyn Brown created some handsome, hunkified, HOT cowboys! A fun, enjoyable, four-star-Christmas-to-remember novel."-The Romance Reviews
"Full of sizzling chemistry and razor-sharp dialogue."-Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick 4 1⁄2 stars
"Makes me believe in Christmas miracles and long slow kisses under the mistletoe."-The Romance Studio
'Tis the season for...
All he wants for Christmas is peace and quiet...
After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O'Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.
But that's going to take a miracle...
Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide...
Burnt Boot, Texas Series:
Cowboy Boots for Christmas (Book 1)
The Trouble with Texas Cowboys (Book 2)
Praise for The Cowboy's Christmas Baby:
"Featuring a down-home cast of characters that feel more like family than fiction, this story makes for the perfect escape."—RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
'Tis the season for...
•A matchmaking grandma on a long-distance mission
•Mistletoe temptation in every doorway
•A sexy cowboy with a killer smile
When Gran Presely agrees to sell Creed Riley the Rockin' C Ranch for a song at Christmastime, he can hardly believe his good fortune. There's just one little catch—her tantalizing granddaughter Sage is part of the deal.
Spikes & Spurs Series
Love Drunk Cowboy (Book 1)
Red's Hot Cowboy (Book 2)
Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (Book 3)
One Hot Cowboy Wedding (Book 4)
Mistletoe Cowboy (Book 5)
Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Book 6)
Cowboy Seeks Bride (Book 7)
Praise for Darn Good Cowboy Christmas:
"A story with a cowboy always hits the target, but add a little Christmas flair and a saucy heroine and you have a winner."—Long and Short Reviews
"This fast-paced holiday romp brims with music, laughter...and plenty of Texas flavor."—Library Journal
"Full of sizzling chemistry and razor-sharp dialogue."—Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick, 4 1⁄2 Stars