Which means she doesn't have time for an added complication in the form of her neighbor Tom Stefanec. Tom knows too much about Suzanne's past…and she knows nothing about his.
The caring community in her new Missouri small town was a healing salve for Nadia Markovic's wounded spirit…until someone broke into her apartment above her Amish quilt shop and robbed her while she was sleeping. The thief made off with all the funds they'd just raised through the sale of her neighbours' handmade quilts. And police chief Ben Slater can't rule her out as the prime suspect. Only her Amish friends are willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. People are angry enough to even target her with violence… But while Ben might not trust her, he's committed to protecting her, confusing her feelings for this man who's pulling her apart!
She'll do anything for her sister, Sheila. And if her gift takes up nine months of her life and entails morning sickness and stretch marks, well, what are sisters for? Because what Sheila wants—more than anything in this world—is a baby. And it will be Sheila's baby; Colleen has assured her sister of that. She's doing this for Sheila.
Handsome and reserved, he's Colleen's brother-in-law, Sheila's husband. He, too, wants a baby—with all his heart. When Colleen offers to be a surrogate for his wife, he's stunned. But Michael eventually accepts the idea—and he's deeply grateful for Colleen's gift of love.
Tragically, Sheila never even gets a chance to hold the baby. In their sorrow, Colleen and Michael turn to each other, only to discover an unacknowledged attraction—a dangerous attraction. Dangerous, because they both want Sheila's child….
Big risks hold no appeal for Julia Raynor after losing her husband to his high-danger career. And his vice cop brother, Alec, doesn't seem much different—although he is there for her and the kids. So when her son is headed for big-city trouble, Alec voluntarily becomes police chief in Angel Butte, Oregon, to remove him from temptation.
But temptation stalks more than her son. Living close to Alec, the long-denied attraction Julia harbors won't be ignored. And Alec's actions say it's not one-sided. Can she believe in another Raynor man? Yet, when a threat catches up with her family, Julia knows Alec is the only one she can trust!
The moment police captain Colin McAllister sees her on TV he knows. She may call herself Nell Smith, but she is Maddie Dubeau—the girl who went missing from Angel Butte, Oregon, years ago. She's haunted Colin, and now the adult version of her is so captivating, he can't stay away. He wants to help her recover her memories—even solve her case—without crossing a professional line.
But distance becomes impossible when the threats against her escalate. It's clear someone is determined that Nell never remembers what happened to Maddie. Colin must keep her safe so that he can finally bring her home…to his home.
He doesn't believe in love, but Detective Bran Murphy does want a wife and family, which seem unattainable when his fiancée breaks it off. Drowning his sorrows the night before what was supposed to be the big day, he finds comfort in Lina Jurick, a woman with a sad story of her own. And then, inexplicably, she disappears without a word the next morning.
It's a good half a year before Bran runs into Lina again, during a murder investigation. Lina is the key witness. In fact, she's the only witness, and she becomes the killer's next target.
She's also six months pregnant.
Returning to her hometown is Cait McAllister's chance to stand on her own. That means taking a break from men and relationships. Then she meets her new boss, the intriguing Noah Chandler. As the mayor, he's got bold plans for Angel Butte. As a man, he's so tempting that Cait's vow of independence is in jeopardy.
The most persuasive part of him, however, could be the way he looks out for her. Because when a threat from her past puts her in danger, Noah is there to protect her. And there's no way she can resist a man who has so much invested in keeping her safe.
Without a husband or a lover
Caleb Manes thinks Laurel is his future. When he hears she wants to have a baby on her own, he volunteers to be the father. Making a baby in this unconventional manner isn't the best way to further a relationship with Laurel, but it might lead to something more. Now he just has to convince her that this is what best friends are for.—
9 Months Later
It's not what they're expecting.
Rebecca has never met anyone like Gary. He's attractive and successful, but determined to go through life alone. His first attempt at marriage was a bust and he doesn't want kids. She knows there's no future for them. But how can either ignore what's developing between them?