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River's Sigh B & B

Book 2
Winding Path Books
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Knocked around by life—and then knocked up by a man she won’t speak of—Sam Kendall gives her baby for adoption.   

 

Envisioning herself a lone cowboy, she avoids any relationships that might risk her heart or cause pain. There’s wonderful fun to be had if you don’t fall prey to the ludicrous notion of true love!

 

Lately, however, Sam is niggled by doubts. She’s not as content as she was. Plus her daughter Aisha has tracked her down—seventeen-years-old and pregnant. Despite misgivings, Sam checks into River’s Sigh Bed-and-Breakfast to meet her.  

 

Then widower Charles Bailey, Aisha’s adoptive father, shows up, and Sam can’t control her outrage. What was her sacrifice for? She could’ve raised the kid to follow her stupid footsteps all on her own. And topping it off? Charlie’s a neurotic, stodgy jerk—even if he is ridiculously hot. 

 

The longer Sam stays at River’s Sigh, exploring the wild outdoors—and her own inner desires—the more her terror grows. Maybe Charlie isn’t so terrible after all. Maybe his approach to life is actually refreshing. Maybe all this family stuff is something she could get hooked on.

 

Yet they’re opposites in every way, and worse: he’s her biological child’s adoptive dad. A romance between them would be too weird, wouldn’t it? Every part of Sam screams play it safe, run.  


But what if, in spurning Charlie and Aisha, she’s turning her back on everything she never knew she wanted?

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About the author

Ev Bishop lives and writes in a remote small town in wildly beautiful British Columbia, Canada—a place that inspires the setting for her cozy sweet romance series, RIVER’S SIGH B & B.

 

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Publisher
Winding Path Books
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Published on
Jun 13, 2015
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9780993761782
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Debuted in the popular contemporary Christmas Romance Anthology MISTLETOE KISSES, SILVER BELLS is now available as a single title for your reading pleasure. May you enjoy your sweet, cozy visit to River's Sigh B & B immensely!


Christmas, wonderful as it is, can also be a time when losses, failures, and secret hurts hit extra close to home. It certainly is for Bryn Hale and Sean Carson, two strangers traveling a lonely stretch of highway in a brutal snowstorm.


Divorced by her husband because of her inability to have children, and devalued by her family who sympathize with her ex, Bryn believes all the negative things she’s been told about herself. She decided long ago that love and marriage are permanently off the table.

 

Special event organizer Sean Carson is mourning the loss of a dream. Officially separated for six months, he finally knows beyond doubt that the woman he was with for ten years doesn’t love him and maybe never has. All he wants is to love fully, totally and forever—and to have someone love him the same way. But does that kind of relationship even exist? 

 

When a car accident forces their introduction and lands Bryn and Sean together at magical River’s Sigh B & B, Sean finds himself smitten. Bryn feels the attraction too, but her desire for self-protection runs deep. Plus, Sean has tipped his hand. He wants kids. It only makes sense for them to go their separate ways, but matters of the heart don’t always follow logic. Bryn musters her courage and lets herself fall for Sean.

 

Then Sean gets terrible-wonderful news from his ex: he’s going to be a dad. What will he do? Be the loyal, stand-by-your-woman man he’s always thought he was and go back to her—or keep his promise to Bryn?

 

Their love was an unexpected gift. Can it last?

Mia Grant, a one-time pop star, still bears emotional scars caused by a stalker who terrorized her for years—a person she inadvertently welcomed into her inner circle. She has come a long way in learning to manage the crippling fear and anxiety his savage attack left her with, and she books into River’s Sigh B & B to begin the grueling task of what she hopes will be the final step in her recovery. Determined to reclaim her old independence and sense of adventure and possibility, she vows to never let anyone get close enough to fool or injure her again.


The disfiguring scars on Gray Robertson’s body are nothing compared to those marring his damaged heart and psyche. A loner by nature, the brutal murder of his young wife and son made him a hermit. He lives off-grid in the wilderness of northern Canada with only his dog for company, finding isolation far easier to survive than loving people and having them torn away. 


When his closest neighbor, Jo at River’s Sigh B & B, ropes him into giving self-defense lessons to some washed up musician, Gray figures it’s a safe way to make a bit of cash to see him through winter. 


As Mia and Gray get to know each other, neither are prepared for the tumultuous, conflicting emotions that leave them reeling. In him, a convoluted mix of desire, protectiveness, and misplaced fury. In her, a complex stew of appreciation, longing, and apprehension. 


Then a foolish decision puts Mia's life in peril and forces questions she and Gray are both scared to answer. Can love heal old wounds, or are they too damaged to risk further hurt?  


Debuted in the popular contemporary Christmas Romance Anthology MISTLETOE KISSES, SILVER BELLS is now available as a single title for your reading pleasure. May you enjoy your sweet, cozy visit to River's Sigh B & B immensely!


Christmas, wonderful as it is, can also be a time when losses, failures, and secret hurts hit extra close to home. It certainly is for Bryn Hale and Sean Carson, two strangers traveling a lonely stretch of highway in a brutal snowstorm.


Divorced by her husband because of her inability to have children, and devalued by her family who sympathize with her ex, Bryn believes all the negative things she’s been told about herself. She decided long ago that love and marriage are permanently off the table.

 

Special event organizer Sean Carson is mourning the loss of a dream. Officially separated for six months, he finally knows beyond doubt that the woman he was with for ten years doesn’t love him and maybe never has. All he wants is to love fully, totally and forever—and to have someone love him the same way. But does that kind of relationship even exist? 

 

When a car accident forces their introduction and lands Bryn and Sean together at magical River’s Sigh B & B, Sean finds himself smitten. Bryn feels the attraction too, but her desire for self-protection runs deep. Plus, Sean has tipped his hand. He wants kids. It only makes sense for them to go their separate ways, but matters of the heart don’t always follow logic. Bryn musters her courage and lets herself fall for Sean.

 

Then Sean gets terrible-wonderful news from his ex: he’s going to be a dad. What will he do? Be the loyal, stand-by-your-woman man he’s always thought he was and go back to her—or keep his promise to Bryn?

 

Their love was an unexpected gift. Can it last?

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