You'll root for three generations of women struggling with complicated relationships — as exciting new life directions and romance beckon.
When widowed Pam Ridgeway loses her clerical job in a mass Wall Street layoff, her estranged daughter offers a chance to heal their relationship if Pam will go on television to talk about the firings. Totally out of her comfort zone, but determined to help her former co-workers, Pam seeks the aid of her retired social activist mother. At her Long Island beachfront home, Pam meets her mother's handsome new neighbor, Bruce. He's easy to talk to and attracted to Pam. Could he be her next life choice?
Pam's fiercely ambitious reporter daughter secretly fights to keep a lid on her desire for the hot guy she works with in cable financial television. When he starts pursuing her, their passionate attraction threatens to burst into flames in the newsroom and destroy their careers.
Pam's elderly mother wonders why Bruce reminds her of someone from long ago. In a life filled with social activism, she has met many people, but there's something about him that sparks an old memory...
A Daughter's a Daughter is stand-alone women's fiction with satisfying endings to all the major plot threads. However, this is not classic romance and all romantic threads do not get tied up neatly with a wedding bouquet.
Award-winning author Irene Vartanoff combined her love of romance novels and comic books by working for Harlequin, Bantam, Berkley, and MyRomanceStory.com in addition to Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Today she writes women's fiction, sweet contemporary romance, and humorous superhero adventure novels. The Temporary Superheroine series humorously references classic comic book tropes while also providing exciting superhero adventure. The Selkirk Family Ranch series of romances centers around a large family in modern Wyoming. Her newest series, Singers in Love, combines romance, opera, and the supernatural. Irene is also the author of single title novels in women's fiction and romance. Visit her website at www.irenevartanoff.com for more details. A lifelong East Coast resident, Irene currently lives in a forest of tall oaks in the wilds of West Virginia.
The problem is, he once loved my best friend. And now she's gone, and I refuse to be in that shadow, or worse, a replacement for someone we both loved.
I left them all behind.
My best friend.
Only Sienna Knight doesn't realize what she means to me. But before I can make sure she knows, I need to figure out exactly what that is.
Key Words: Contemporary, Romance, Series, Montgomery Ink, Tattoo, Ink, Denver, Colorado, Saga, Family Saga, Blue Collar, Second Chance Romance, Emotional Romance, Women's Fiction
She’s looking for her heart’s desire. He’s ready to give it to her.
Maxwell Turner Junior has led a charmed life. His easy-going manner and higher than average smarts usually get him what he wants—with one exception. Natasha Bellingham has resisted him for far too long. She may be ten years older, but so what? He’s plenty old enough to know they belong together. Now all he has to do is convince her.
Natasha’s love life has degenerated into a series of bad clichés. Her biological clock is ticking—loudly. As a proven architect with her own company, she’s financially ready for a baby. Who says she needs a permanent man in her life for that? She just needs a “donation”.
When Max discovers Natasha’s plans include artificial insemination, he’s outraged. She wants to get pregnant? No problem. He’s more than willing to volunteer—no turkey basters involved.
But there’s one non-negotiable clause: He wants forever. And he intends to do everything in his power—fair and unfair—to make it happen.
Previously published in 2011
Keywords: Canadian Author, family saga, contemporary, red-hot, small town
For readers who enjoy Katee Robert, Lauren Dane, Shannon Stacey, and Carly Phillips.
College professor Elinor Goggin hasn’t returned to spend a summer in Coopersville, West Virginia in twenty-five years, but this July she’s helping her hospitalized mother by decluttering the hoarded family home. Yet her mom, always critical of her, is furious at Elinor for even touching any part of the overflowing collection of random possessions.
County inspector Race Ericson threatens a court summons if the hoard isn’t massively reduced in a hurry, pushing Elinor to choose: Surrender to her mother’s insistence that she do nothing, obey her bossy elder sister’s edict that she sort carefully through every single pile, or satisfy Race’s demand that she ruthlessly clear out the junk?
Satisfying Race would be a pleasure. But when family secrets come to light and surprises turn up on her doorstep, Elinor’s task gets complicated, forcing her to reevaluate her long-held beliefs about her family—and her life choices.
Cleaning Her House is a meaty stand-alone women's fiction novel featuring a rich variety of characters, a romance with a hint of steam, family secrets, and a ton of clutter. There's a happy ending, too. (Maybe not for the clutter.)
He wants something else: me, for one year.
But I don’t even know who he is…
365 days and nights doing everything he wants…except that.
“I’m not going to sleep with you,” I say categorically.
“I’m going to make you a promise,” his eyes challenge mine. “Before our time is up, you’ll beg me for it.”
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"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words
"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens
"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog
"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews
Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.
The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.
But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…