Alaskan Dawn [Pacific Horizons, Book One]

Stackhouse Press
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A USA-TODAY BESTSELLING CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE!

FIRST in the PACIFIC HORIZONS series. In these connected romantic novels, characters facing tragedy, heartbreak, and painful family secrets are drawn to the wild beauty of the natural world. Breaching whales and howling wolves refresh their spirits, but only human love can heal their souls…

 Haley knew that carrying her twin sister’s baby would be a sacrifice.

She just didn’t know how great.


Pregnant, overworked, and driven to the end of her rope by the neediness of the sister and widowed mother who depend on her, a high-powered young attorney seeks refuge with a week’s vacation on the Alaskan coast. As overachiever Haley soaks up the serenity of her unexpectedly agreeable surroundings, she finds something else she doesn’t expect -- deep feelings for the wildlife-loving boat captain who reminds her how to laugh.

With her unborn niece or nephew on the way and thousands of miles of ocean between their lives and careers, Haley and Ben settle for a friendship. But back home in California, the emptiness in Haley’s heart begins to fester. When her pregnancy takes a frightening turn, she must examine what really matters -- and rediscover the childhood dream she never realized she had lost.

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First in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!

"A funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Sheer delight."--Carolyn Hart

The truth about what happened in 1949 went to Paul Fischer's grave... Too bad his body didn't!

Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn't pack heat -- just a few extra pounds. And she doesn't go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara's refurbished Victorian house, she wasn't planning on discovering a corpse -- certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin's house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.

Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house -- someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn't know Leigh's impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?

The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home!

"A thoroughly delightful debut. Bright, breezy, and witty. I couldn't put it down." --Tamar Myers


Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 1999.

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Stackhouse Press
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Jan 27, 2015
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Pages
260
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Love & Romance
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth
Law / Environmental
Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
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SECOND in the USA-TODAY bestselling PACIFIC HORIZONS series!

In these connected romantic novels, characters facing tragedy, heartbreak, and painful family secrets are drawn to the wild beauty of the natural world. Breaching whales and howling wolves refresh their spirits, but only human love can heal their souls…

One horrible night fifteen years ago, a little girl named Maddie was taken away from the island paradise she treasured, the townspeople she loved, and the playmate who shared her soul.

Now, she’s coming back to them.


Maddie was only a child in those idyllic, carefree days when she and her best friend Kai swam in the ocean, fished, hiked, and stargazed on the tropical island of Lana'i. At twenty-five, she realizes that her memories of those elementary-school days may have been romanticized, given that the months following her mother’s sudden death and her own unwilling departure from Lana'i were the worst of her life. But she has never given up her dream of returning to the people she cared about. Not when warm images of the boy Kai’s face continue to haunt her mind.

Having contrived to do post-doctoral research studying feral cats on the neighboring island of Maui, bold-from-birth Madalyn Westover isn’t afraid to show up out of nowhere and say hello. Nor is she afraid to track down Kai, despite several nebulous warnings about how much he has changed. But when she realizes that every man, woman and child in Lana'i City seems to have mysterious knowledge about her own family which she does not, Maddie doesn’t feel so brave anymore. And when reality crashes into fantasy full force, she must decide in whom and what she can trust to find her own true home.

Sixth in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!

After a real-time, 10-year hiatus, Leigh and all her friends and family are back... and better than ever!

It's been ten long years since Leigh Koslow last stumbled onto a body. She thought she had a reprieve.
She was wrong.

Hapless advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, who was last seen joyfully announcing to her politician husband that she was pregnant, is now a middle-aged mom who is more than happy to leave the macabre pandemonium of her thirties behind. Unfortunately, Leigh's killer karma hasn't really deserted her... it's only been biding its time.

When an innocent walk in the woods with her dog turns up yet another corpse, Leigh begins to get worried. It's bad enough that the victim is a client of her agency. It's even worse that he is the same unscrupulous real estate developer who's been conniving to bulldoze her Aunt Bess's homestead. And it would be a whole lot better for everyone in Leigh's family if her cousin Cara's husband hadn't brawled with the man in front of a churchful of witnesses an hour before the murder. But fate is what it is, and as Leigh's beleaguered friend, Detective Maura Polanski, sets out once again to save the Koslow clan from self-destruction, the women face their toughest battle yet. Because not only has Leigh failed to grow out of her inborn talent for trouble, she's bestowed it on the next generation...

Praise for the Leigh Koslow Mystery Series:

NEVER BURIED
"A funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Edie Claire writes with style and dash. Sheer delight."—Carolyn Hart

NEVER SORRY
"Edie Claire is a bright new addition to the mystery world. Along with appealing characters and a blessedly lucid writing style, she delivers a solid plot that keeps the pages turning."—Margaret Maron

NEVER TEASE A SIAMESE
"The fifth installment in this excellent series, and perhaps Ms. Claire's best yet. The characters and relationships are superior, written with heartfelt compassion and wry wit."—Romantic Times

THIRD in the USA-TODAY bestselling PACIFIC HORIZONS series! 

In these connected romantic novels, characters facing tragedy, heartbreak, and painful family secrets are drawn to the wild beauty of the natural world. Breaching whales and howling wolves refresh their spirits, but only human love can heal their souls…

 Life dealt her heart a terrible blow as a newborn. With time, she learned to love again. But with him, time is running out.


Marine biologist Ri Sullivan had a rough start in life. A biracial baby abandoned in a Moscow train station, she spent eight months in a Russian orphanage before being adopted by a devoted couple from the coast of Maine. Her family weathered years of painful attachment difficulties, and now the spirited, resilient twenty-five-year-old has no conscious memory of ever feeling insecure. But in subtle ways, Ri’s emotional past still affects her. And sometimes, the question mark over her ethnic heritage still stings.

Arriving on the island of Maui for an internship at the Foundation for Ocean Mammals, Ri is overwhelmed by her own good fortune. She revels in the ocean and the creatures that are her passion, she stumbles into an incredible revelation about her ancestry, and she even meets a guy. But all too soon, a series of random disasters threatens to turn that tide. The closer she gets to the elusive volcanologist who shares her living quarters, the more she sees herself behind his haunted eyes. For Ri, love never comes easy, but Alaskan loner Wolf Markov has his own ideas about “attachment” -- ideas that come from a very different sort of childhood. And getting inside his wounded heart may take all of Ri’s learned resilience… and then some.

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