Sweet Forgiveness

Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series

Book 10
Oram Productions
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Forgiveness. Second chances…and secrets.

Resort manager Zoe Ward has spent the past year throwing her broken heart into rescuing abandoned pets and ensuring vacationing couples have the trip of their dreams. She even helps engaged couples create their happily ever afters, something she’d believed she was going to have with Ashton Wallace before he left with barely a word about why. But now he’s back and looking for a second chance.

Ashton can’t stop thinking about Zoe. He knows all she wants is marriage and a family, and he was certain he could provide it. However, when his past life came crashing in before he could pop the question, he left Indigo Bay in order to protect Zoe. But now that things have settled out again, he’s back and looking to turn his biggest regret into a happy ending.

Will Zoe find room in her heart for forgiveness? And can Ashton prove that this time he’s here to stay? Because he’s been keeping secrets that could ruin everything…and Zoe knows it.

This is the tenth novel in the Indigo Bay series, but all books can be read as standalones.

NOTE: This edition contains five bonus scenes! 

 

"This story is filled with intrigue and excitement! Loved reading it and couldn't put it down till I finished." --reader review from Linda K.

 

 "This story has romance, second chances, twists and turns, entertaining characters, and more. I highly recommend to all fans of sweet romance, second chances, and series." --reader review from Emily K.

 

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If you love the small town words written by Jill Shalvis, Sophie Jacobs, Chris Keniston, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Kathryn Andrews, Ev Bishop, and Barbara Freethy try the Indigo Bay series!

For readers who enjoyed Sweetbriar Cove series, Whiskey Creek, and The Callaways and The Gannett Island series, Seaside Summers, Faraday Country, The Sullivans, Veils and Vows, Blueberry Springs, Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series, Christmas Mountain, and more!
Jean’s books are also similar to: Jenny Hale, Jill Sanders, Debbie Macomber, Tracey Alvarez, Stacy Claflin, Robyn Carr, Jeanette Lewis, Kait Nolan, Sherryl Woods, Olivia Miles, Debbie White, Kristan Higgins, Chris Keniston, Faith Hogan, Jamie Beck, Catherine Bybee, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Liz Talley, Karen Kingsbury, Mary Campisi, Melissa Storm, Tracy Williams, Melissa McClone, Shirlee McCoy, Sheila Roberts, Kirsten Osbourne, Pamela Kelley, Holly Martin, Donna Kauffman, Debra Clopton, Noelle Adams, Elena Aitken, Mindy Neff, Tracey Brogan, Erin Nichols, Elin Hildebrand, Samantha Chase, Sonya Weiss.

Keywords: sweet romance, clean romance books, friendship, small town romance series, clean and wholesome, romance series, romantic women’s fiction, best friends, women friends, lighthearted romance, fun romance, southern romance, beach read, friendship, heartwarming romance, laugh romance, feel good romance, inspirational romance, contemporary romance, happily ever after, HEA romance, 7 brides for 7 brothers, Hallmark movies, heartwarming by Harlequin, romantic comedy, romantic comedy series, funny romance, modern romance, lighthearted romance, light romance, romance for adults, contemporary romance 2019, swoonworthy, beach reads, good characters, romantic comedy books, romance books, family, love, love books, Jean Orum, Jean Orem, Gene Oram, Gene Orem, Gene Orum, kissing books, long series, long romance series, captivating romance, beach romance, beach reads for women, books for summer, books for the beach, love and friendship, vacation romance, secret marriage, marriage of convenience romance, second chance romance, second chance romance with baby, single dad romance, south carolina romance.

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When falling in love isn’t part of the contract.

 

Techie Ethan Mattson may have married chef Lily Harper but he didn’t vow to love her. His only commitment was to hand her half of his business assets and a year later file for divorce while saving a tidy sum on taxes.

 

Little does Ethan know that the pretty woman from his past needs so much more than just a business. She needs protection and love, the two things he feels too broken to offer.

 

Chef Lily Harper grew up tagging along after Ethan who saved her from bullies, mud puddles and being an outsider. When Lily flees a nasty ex who won’t take a hint, she comes running home to Blueberry Springs, striking a deal with her childhood protector, Ethan. If he marries her, she’ll take his restaurant off his hands, giving him more time to spend on his dream tech business. Not only that, but she’ll finally earn her way into owning a thriving restaurant. It seems like an ideal agreement…until she begins to fall in love.

Will Lily be able to show Ethan how to love again or will their hidden histories ruin their recipe for love? Find out in this irresistible new book from New York Times bestselling author Jean Oram.

 

A Pinch of Commitment is the second book in the Veils and Vows series and it can be read out of series order and as a standalone. Start reading it today!

 

Read the whole Veils and Vows series set in Blueberry Springs:
The Promise (Devon and Olivia: a prequel)
The Surprise Wedding (Devon and Olivia)
A Pinch of Commitment (Ethan and Lily)
The Wedding Plan (Luke and Emma)
Accidentally Married (Burke and Jill)
The Marriage Pledge (Moe and Amy)
Mail Order Soulmate (Zach and Catherine)
And a spinoff book in the Indigo Bay Series: Sweet Matchmaker (Logan and Ginger) 

 

"It is funny, heartwarming, HEA, and a few tears along the way." --reader review from Judy C.


If you love the small town words written by Jill Shalvis, Sophie Jacobs, Chris Keniston, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Kathryn Andrews, Ev Bishop, and Barbara Freethy try the Veils and Vows series!

For readers who enjoyed sweetbriar cove series, whiskey creek, and The Callaways and The Gannett Island series, Seaside Summers, Faraday Country, The Sullivans and more!
Jean’s books are also similar to: Jenny Hale, Jill Sanders, Debbie Macomber, Tracey Alvarez, Stacy Claflin, Robyn Carr, Jeanette Lewis, Kait Nolan, Sherryl Woods, Olivia Miles, Debbie White, Kristan Higgins, Chris Keniston, Faith Hogan, Jamie Beck, Catherine Bybee, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Liz Talley, Karen Kingsbury, Mary Campisi, Melissa Storm, Tracy Williams, Melissa McClone, Shirlee McCoy, Sheila Roberts, Kirsten Osbourne, Pamela Kelley, Holly Martin, Donna Kauffman, Debra Clopton, Noelle Adams, Jean Orem, Jean Orum, Elena Aitken, Mindy Neff, Tracey Brogan, Erin Nichols, Elin Hildebrand, Samantha Chase, Sonya Weiss.

Keywords: sweet romance, clean romance books, friendship, free romance, free ebook, family saga, small town romance series, clean and wholesome, romance series, romantic women’s fiction, best friends, women friends, lighthearted romance, fun romance, southern romance, beach read, friendship, heartwarming romance, laugh romance, feel good romance, inspirational romance, contemporary romance, happily ever after, HEA romance, 7 brides for 7 brothers, Hallmark movies, heartwarming by Harlequin, romantic comedy, romantic comedy series, funny romance, modern romance, Indigo Bay Sweet Romances, lighthearted romance, light romance, romance for adults, contemporary romance 2019, swoonworthy, beach reads, good characters, romantic comedy books free, romance books free, family, love, love books, kissing books, long series, long romance series, captivating romance, forbidden love, beach romance, beach reads for women, books for summer, books for the beach, love and friendship, vacation romance, marriage of convenience romance, groom mail order, mail order brides, marriage of convenience romance, mail order romance with baby, second chance romance, second chance romance with baby, best friend marriage, marriage by accident, amnesia marriage, secret marriage, south carolina romance, montana romance, mountain town romance, best friend romance, forbidden romance, sisters boyfriend romance, fake engagement romance, fake marriage romance book.

One shattered war hero. One hippie. Two very unlikely sweethearts.

Evander de la Fosse believes he’s only good for one thing: stopping bullets meant for others. But as war-torn hero Evander shadows single mother Daphne Summer he finds himself wishing for the one thing war took from him—a life worth living. Daphne, with her bright and upbeat disposition, possesses a pull on him he can’t deny.

A believer in the power of love and destiny, Daphne figures fate must have a major wicked streak for sending her polar opposite—Evander, a well-armed bodyguard—into her life. She doesn’t need him, nor does she want him or his military ways seeping into her world. She has a life to live, a daughter to raise, and a family cottage to save in less than two weeks.

The last thing she needs is to get involved with another Mr. Wrong. But the steely-eyed, former military hunk refuses to leave her side, especially after a confrontation with the enemy, who has been stirred up by her sisters, ends in threats. Daphne, determined not to add fuel to the fight, tries to convince Evander to back down.

Evander knows Daphne needs him—needs him for more than just protection. Will the two find a way to see eye-to-eye as well as heart-to-heart before the enemy can take them down? Find out in the fourth Summer Sisters book!

Fall in love with the complete Summer Sisters series:
Falling for the Movie Star (Book 1)
Falling for the Boss (Book 2)
Falling for the Single Dad (Book 3)
Falling for the Bodyguard (Book 4)
Falling for the Firefighter (Book 5)

Also available in audiobook--narrated by the fabulous Vanessa Moyen.

“The author... pulls the readers into her world with very little effort. This book becomes an instant favorite for any reader!” —reader review from Nerd Girl Official, Stephenee.

“I tell all my friends they need to read any and all her books!” —reader review from Linda.

“This book... just grabbed me and took me for a fabulous ride.” —reader review from Luv2Read.

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If you love the small town words written by Jill Shalvis, Sophie Jacobs, Chris Keniston, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Kathryn Andrews, Ev Bishop, and Barbara Freethy try the Summer Sisters series!

For readers who enjoyed Sweetbriar Cove series, Whiskey Creek, and The Callaways and The Gannett Island series, Seaside Summers, Faraday Country, The Sullivans, Veils and Vows, Blueberry Springs, Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series, Christmas Mountain, and more!

Jean’s books are also similar to: Jenny Hale, Jill Sanders, Debbie Macomber, Tracey Alvarez, Stacy Claflin, Robyn Carr, Jeanette Lewis, Kait Nolan, Sherryl Woods, Olivia Miles, Debbie White, Kristan Higgins, Chris Keniston, Faith Hogan, Jamie Beck, Catherine Bybee, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Liz Talley, Karen Kingsbury, Mary Campisi, Melissa Storm, Tracy Williams, Melissa McClone, Shirlee McCoy, Sheila Roberts, Kirsten Osbourne, Pamela Kelley, Holly Martin, Donna Kauffman, Debra Clopton, Noelle Adams, Elena Aitken, Mindy Neff, Tracey Brogan, Erin Nichols, Elin Hildebrand, Samantha Chase, Sonya Weiss.

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Oram Productions
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May 27, 2018
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9781928198574
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Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Fiction / Women
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Ginger McGinty hates liars. And she just married a spy.

Bridal shop owner Ginger McGinty excels at matchmaking unless it’s for herself. That is, until she meets the dreamy Aussie who helps her get into an event meant for engaged couples. Logan Stone is sweet, caring, thoughtful and fun—everything she desires in a man. But it turns out, her new fake fiancé could use a bit more than just a pretend engagement to get him into parties—he needs a quick marriage keep him in the country so he can be with his adopted special needs daughter.

With a marriage of convenience pro-con list longer than the average wedding veil, Ginger puts her faith in romance and offers Logan her hand in return for one thing—no lies.

But little does she know, almost everything she knows about her new husband is based on a lie.

Everything except his kisses and the way he accidentally spills his soul whenever they meet. And that’s quickly becoming a problem for Logan Stone who depends on distance and deceit to keep civilians such as Ginger safe from his enemy’s clutches.

Will the two find love in their marriage of convenience, or will everything break apart when the truth rises to the surface, shattering everything, including their trust?

This is the second book in the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series (a world created by nine fabulous authors) as well as a spinoff prequel for Jean Oram’s Veils and Vows series. This heartwarming romance can be read on its own without any worries about missing important plot bits so give it a whirl and get swept away!


"This story would make a good TV movie. Loved it. Most definitely a must read!" --reader review from Linda K.


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If you love the small town words written by Jill Shalvis, Sophie Jacobs, Chris Keniston, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Kathryn Andrews, Ev Bishop, and Barbara Freethy try the Indigo Bay series!

For readers who enjoyed Sweetbriar Cove series, Whiskey Creek, and The Callaways and The Gannett Island series, Seaside Summers, Faraday Country, The Sullivans, Veils and Vows, Blueberry Springs, Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series, Christmas Mountain, and more!
Jean’s books are also similar to: Jenny Hale, Jill Sanders, Debbie Macomber, Tracey Alvarez, Stacy Claflin, Robyn Carr, Jeanette Lewis, Kait Nolan, Sherryl Woods, Olivia Miles, Debbie White, Kristan Higgins, Chris Keniston, Faith Hogan, Jamie Beck, Catherine Bybee, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Liz Talley, Karen Kingsbury, Mary Campisi, Melissa Storm, Tracy Williams, Melissa McClone, Shirlee McCoy, Sheila Roberts, Kirsten Osbourne, Pamela Kelley, Holly Martin, Donna Kauffman, Debra Clopton, Noelle Adams, Elena Aitken, Mindy Neff, Tracey Brogan, Erin Nichols, Elin Hildebrand, Samantha Chase, Sonya Weiss.

Keywords: sweet romance, clean romance books, friendship, small town romance series, clean and wholesome, romance series, romantic women’s fiction, best friends, women friends, lighthearted romance, fun romance, southern romance, beach read, friendship, heartwarming romance, laugh romance, feel good romance, inspirational romance, contemporary romance, happily ever after, HEA romance, 7 brides for 7 brothers, Hallmark movies, heartwarming by Harlequin, romantic comedy, romantic comedy series, funny romance, modern romance, lighthearted romance, light romance, romance for adults, contemporary romance 2019, swoonworthy, beach reads, good characters, romantic comedy books, romance books, family, love, love books, Jean Orum, Jean Orem, Gene Oram, Gene Orem, Gene Orum, kissing books, long series, long romance series, captivating romance, beach romance, beach reads for women, books for summer, books for the beach, love and friendship, vacation romance, marriage of convenience romance, secret marriage, marriage of convenience romance, second chance romance, marriage for citizenship, single dad romance, spy romance, espionage, woman in peril, south carolina romance, fake marriage romance book.

Can two hearts entwined by hardship move on to form a healthy bond? From the author of His to Love and His to Protect, this tender, bittersweet romance brings together a man who loses everything—and a woman with everything to give.

Chelsea Dwyer arrives home from her job at the middle-school library in Latham Hills, Michigan, expecting another quiet evening—until she hears the screams for help through her living room window. As the first witness to a terrible accident involving two local students, Chelsea doesn’t anticipate how her own life will be irrevocably changed by the father of one of the boys. In the wake of tragedy, she’s the only one who seems to understand his grief. Chelsea’s a survivor, too—and she knows that there are brighter days ahead.

As a single father, Aidan Deveraux worked his entire life to provide a stable home for his son, Derrick. Without him, Aidan feels the deepest despair imaginable. The one thing that keeps him going is his connection with the woman who tried to save his son. Hard as he tries, Aidan just can’t stay away. Chelsea’s warm embrace is the comforting solace he desperately craves—and it doesn’t hurt that Aidan had noticed the beautiful librarian and wanted to ask her out for years. Now that she’s in his life, he doesn’t ever want to let go.

Praise for His to Cherish

“The characters and setting of Fireside have found their way into my reader’s heart and I can’t wait to see who and what they bring me next.”—Twin Spin

“A heart-wrenching story of learning to live again after great loss. Very emotional and sad subject matter, with a great supporting cast of characters rallying around.”—Thoughts of a Blonde

“So much emotion and feels that I’m still feeling the effects.”—The Jeep Diva

“Ms. Lynn writes an emotional story about love, loss, sorrow, and grief. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and felt the emotions as the characters were going through them. You will definitely need a box of tissues near you. This is the third book in the Fireside Series and can be read as a stand-alone novel. I highly recommend it!”—Alpha Book Club

“His to Cherish is an emotional story of love, loss, and acceptance that will leave you laughing, crying, and hugging your loved ones. Keep your tissues handy.”—Smexy Books

The passionate novels in Stacey Lynn’s Fireside series can be read together or separately:
HIS TO LOVE | HIS TO PROTECT | HIS TO CHERISH | HIS TO SEDUCE

And don’t miss her steamy Crazy Love series:
FAKE WIFE | KNOCKED UP

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Jessica Kate’s hilarious, romantic debut novel proves that love comes in God’s own time.

Natalie Groves once had big dreams. But soon after her fiancé, Jeremy Walters, inexplicably broke off their engagement and left town, her father was diagnosed with cancer. Now tasked with keeping her family afloat, Natalie’s grand plans have evaporated . . . and God feels very far away.

Fast-forward seven years, and Jeremy is back in Charlottesville with an infant son and years of regrets. When his niece, Lili, lands on his doorstep in need of a place to stay, Jeremy needs help—and fast.

An internship opening finally presents Natalie a chance at her dream job, but she needs a second income to work around it—and the only offer available is Jeremy’s. They could be the solutions to one another’s problems, provided they don’t kill each other in the process. When they join forces, sparks fly. But they both know there’s a thin line between love and hate . . . and that love will turn out to be the best decision—or the biggest mistake—of all.

“A stunning debut . . . This tale of love and redemption will stay with you long after you've closed the book. A must-read.” —Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress

“Witty. Charming. Heartfelt. I could go on and on about Jessica Kate’s debut novel. From its highly relatable characters to its pitch-perfect dialogue, Love and Other Mistakes is a delightful, romantic read filled with just the right amount of sass. I lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud as I watched Natalie and Jem navigate their relationships, careers, and faith. Definitely one of the most enjoyable books I've read lately, and I can't wait to see what’s next from Jessica Kate!” —Melissa Tagg, Carol Award–winning author of Now and Then and Always and the Walker Family series

“Love and Other Mistakes wraps a poignant and warm look at relationships within a smart, sly, and knowing comedic voice. Readers of Sally Thorne and Bethany Turner will be immediately at home with Natalie: an all-too-real heroine who balances whip-smart agency with an endearing vulnerability and whose intersection with long-lost Jeremy helps her forge a path to confidence and discover the woman she was always meant to be. Kate’s unputdownable debut recognizes that all human relationships—familial, friendship, romantic—are worth the keen eye and clever insight of her talented pen.” —Rachel McMillan, author of the Van Buren and DeLuca Mysteries

“If you’re looking for a story with sass on top of style, or a fresh voice pumped full of fun, you need to read Love and Other Mistakes. Then after you’ve enjoyed this—and I’m confident you will—make a date with whatever this exciting new author writes next!” —David Rawlings, author of The Baggage Handler

Ginger McGinty hates liars. And she just married a spy.

Bridal shop owner Ginger McGinty excels at matchmaking unless it’s for herself. That is, until she meets the dreamy Aussie who helps her get into an event meant for engaged couples. Logan Stone is sweet, caring, thoughtful and fun—everything she desires in a man. But it turns out, her new fake fiancé could use a bit more than just a pretend engagement to get him into parties—he needs a quick marriage keep him in the country so he can be with his adopted special needs daughter.

With a marriage of convenience pro-con list longer than the average wedding veil, Ginger puts her faith in romance and offers Logan her hand in return for one thing—no lies.

But little does she know, almost everything she knows about her new husband is based on a lie.

Everything except his kisses and the way he accidentally spills his soul whenever they meet. And that’s quickly becoming a problem for Logan Stone who depends on distance and deceit to keep civilians such as Ginger safe from his enemy’s clutches.

Will the two find love in their marriage of convenience, or will everything break apart when the truth rises to the surface, shattering everything, including their trust?

This is the second book in the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series (a world created by nine fabulous authors) as well as a spinoff prequel for Jean Oram’s Veils and Vows series. This heartwarming romance can be read on its own without any worries about missing important plot bits so give it a whirl and get swept away!


"This story would make a good TV movie. Loved it. Most definitely a must read!" --reader review from Linda K.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

If you love the small town words written by Jill Shalvis, Sophie Jacobs, Chris Keniston, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Kathryn Andrews, Ev Bishop, and Barbara Freethy try the Indigo Bay series!

For readers who enjoyed Sweetbriar Cove series, Whiskey Creek, and The Callaways and The Gannett Island series, Seaside Summers, Faraday Country, The Sullivans, Veils and Vows, Blueberry Springs, Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series, Christmas Mountain, and more!
Jean’s books are also similar to: Jenny Hale, Jill Sanders, Debbie Macomber, Tracey Alvarez, Stacy Claflin, Robyn Carr, Jeanette Lewis, Kait Nolan, Sherryl Woods, Olivia Miles, Debbie White, Kristan Higgins, Chris Keniston, Faith Hogan, Jamie Beck, Catherine Bybee, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Liz Talley, Karen Kingsbury, Mary Campisi, Melissa Storm, Tracy Williams, Melissa McClone, Shirlee McCoy, Sheila Roberts, Kirsten Osbourne, Pamela Kelley, Holly Martin, Donna Kauffman, Debra Clopton, Noelle Adams, Elena Aitken, Mindy Neff, Tracey Brogan, Erin Nichols, Elin Hildebrand, Samantha Chase, Sonya Weiss.

Keywords: sweet romance, clean romance books, friendship, small town romance series, clean and wholesome, romance series, romantic women’s fiction, best friends, women friends, lighthearted romance, fun romance, southern romance, beach read, friendship, heartwarming romance, laugh romance, feel good romance, inspirational romance, contemporary romance, happily ever after, HEA romance, 7 brides for 7 brothers, Hallmark movies, heartwarming by Harlequin, romantic comedy, romantic comedy series, funny romance, modern romance, lighthearted romance, light romance, romance for adults, contemporary romance 2019, swoonworthy, beach reads, good characters, romantic comedy books, romance books, family, love, love books, Jean Orum, Jean Orem, Gene Oram, Gene Orem, Gene Orum, kissing books, long series, long romance series, captivating romance, beach romance, beach reads for women, books for summer, books for the beach, love and friendship, vacation romance, marriage of convenience romance, secret marriage, marriage of convenience romance, second chance romance, marriage for citizenship, single dad romance, spy romance, espionage, woman in peril, south carolina romance, fake marriage romance book.

Two best friends. One night that changes it all.

Nicola Samuels kissed the sexiest man she knows—her best friend. The man who veers away from commitment as though it’s scarier than a pit of snakes. The man who, she believes, has only ever seen her as his backpacking travel buddy.

The man she hasn’t spoken to since The Kiss.

But Nicola’s ready for the next step in life—career, marriage, family. And she knows just the man who will fit by her side—the man who makes her laugh and her heart sing. Todd Haber, her commitment-phobe BBF and the best kisser she’s ever met.

Can Nicola find a way to tame the untameable? Or will her intentions send her best friend fleeing, breaking her heart in the process?

Find out in this standalone romance from New York Times bestselling romance author Jean Oram and the sixth addictive book in the hit Blueberry Springs series.


Have you fallen in love with all of the sweet, small town romances from Blueberry Springs?
Whiskey and Gumdrops
Rum and Raindrops
Eggnog and Candy Canes
Sweet Treats
Vodka and Chocolate Drops
Tequila and Candy Drops
Companion to the series: Champagne and Lemon Drops

All new Blueberry Springs! Check out Jean's irresistible new series, Veils and Vows. Same great town with more falling in love than ever!

 

"I love a book that makes me have to get out of bed so I don't wake my husband - I laughed, I cried, I wanted to reach into the book and slap them both silly - it was a good ride!" --reader review from Terri.

 

"This book was filled with so many real life emotions and I found myself laughing and crying right along with Nicola. I always get so lost in Jean's stories and love her ability to make you feel like you are right there with the characters experiencing the events like you're one in the circle of friends." --reader review from Wendi.

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If you love the small town words written by Jill Shalvis, Sophie Jacobs, Chris Keniston, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Kathryn Andrews, Ev Bishop, and Barbara Freethy try the Blueberry Springs series!

For readers who enjoyed Sweetbriar Cove series, Whiskey Creek, and The Callaways and The Gannett Island series, Seaside Summers, Faraday Country, The Sullivans, Veils and Vows, The Summer Sisters, Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series, and more!
Jean’s books are also similar to: Jenny Hale, Jill Sanders, Debbie Macomber, Tracey Alvarez, Stacy Claflin, Robyn Carr, Jeanette Lewis, Kait Nolan, Sherryl Woods, Olivia Miles, Debbie White, Kristan Higgins, Chris Keniston, Faith Hogan, Jamie Beck, Catherine Bybee, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Liz Talley, Karen Kingsbury, Mary Campisi, Melissa Storm, Tracy Williams, Melissa McClone, Shirlee McCoy, Sheila Roberts, Kirsten Osbourne, Pamela Kelley, Holly Martin, Donna Kauffman, Debra Clopton, Noelle Adams, Elena Aitken, Mindy Neff, Tracey Brogan, Erin Nichols, Elin Hildebrand, Samantha Chase, Sonya Weiss.

Series keywords: sweet romance, clean romance books, friendship, free romance, free ebook, family saga, small town romance series, clean and wholesome, romance series, romantic women’s fiction, best friends, women friends, lighthearted romance, fun romance, southern romance, beach read, friendship, heartwarming romance, laugh romance, feel good romance, inspirational romance, contemporary romance, happily ever after, HEA romance, 7 brides for 7 brothers, Hallmark movies, heartwarming by Harlequin, romantic comedy, romantic comedy series, funny romance, modern romance, lighthearted romance, light romance, romance for adults, contemporary romance 2019, swoonworthy, beach reads, good characters, LOL romance, romantic comedy books free, romance books free, family, love, love books, Jean Orum, Jean Orem, Gene Oram, Gene Orem, Gene Orum, kissing books, long series, long romance series, captivating romance, beach romance, beach reads for women, books for summer, books for the beach, love and friendship, vacation romance, second chance romance, second chance romance with baby, best friend romance, enemies to lovers, medical romance, doctor and nurse romance, doctor romance, Christmas romance, holiday romance, montana romance, romance novels for teens, mountain town romance, forbidden romance, falling for the wrong man romance, secret baby romance, secret pregnancy romance, Valentine’s Day romance, short romance, short story romance books, romance anthologies, romance collections, waitress romance, love triangle sweet romance, workplace romance, workplace romantic comedy, family romance, Indigo Bay Sweet Romances.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
 
In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.”
 
Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart.
 
Praise for Summer Sisters
 
“Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”—The Denver Post
 
“Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”—The Seattle Times
When falling in love isn’t part of the contract.

 

Techie Ethan Mattson may have married chef Lily Harper but he didn’t vow to love her. His only commitment was to hand her half of his business assets and a year later file for divorce while saving a tidy sum on taxes.

 

Little does Ethan know that the pretty woman from his past needs so much more than just a business. She needs protection and love, the two things he feels too broken to offer.

 

Chef Lily Harper grew up tagging along after Ethan who saved her from bullies, mud puddles and being an outsider. When Lily flees a nasty ex who won’t take a hint, she comes running home to Blueberry Springs, striking a deal with her childhood protector, Ethan. If he marries her, she’ll take his restaurant off his hands, giving him more time to spend on his dream tech business. Not only that, but she’ll finally earn her way into owning a thriving restaurant. It seems like an ideal agreement…until she begins to fall in love.

Will Lily be able to show Ethan how to love again or will their hidden histories ruin their recipe for love? Find out in this irresistible new book from New York Times bestselling author Jean Oram.

 

A Pinch of Commitment is the second book in the Veils and Vows series and it can be read out of series order and as a standalone. Start reading it today!

 

Read the whole Veils and Vows series set in Blueberry Springs:
The Promise (Devon and Olivia: a prequel)
The Surprise Wedding (Devon and Olivia)
A Pinch of Commitment (Ethan and Lily)
The Wedding Plan (Luke and Emma)
Accidentally Married (Burke and Jill)
The Marriage Pledge (Moe and Amy)
Mail Order Soulmate (Zach and Catherine)
And a spinoff book in the Indigo Bay Series: Sweet Matchmaker (Logan and Ginger) 

 

"It is funny, heartwarming, HEA, and a few tears along the way." --reader review from Judy C.


If you love the small town words written by Jill Shalvis, Sophie Jacobs, Chris Keniston, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Kathryn Andrews, Ev Bishop, and Barbara Freethy try the Veils and Vows series!

For readers who enjoyed sweetbriar cove series, whiskey creek, and The Callaways and The Gannett Island series, Seaside Summers, Faraday Country, The Sullivans and more!
Jean’s books are also similar to: Jenny Hale, Jill Sanders, Debbie Macomber, Tracey Alvarez, Stacy Claflin, Robyn Carr, Jeanette Lewis, Kait Nolan, Sherryl Woods, Olivia Miles, Debbie White, Kristan Higgins, Chris Keniston, Faith Hogan, Jamie Beck, Catherine Bybee, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Liz Talley, Karen Kingsbury, Mary Campisi, Melissa Storm, Tracy Williams, Melissa McClone, Shirlee McCoy, Sheila Roberts, Kirsten Osbourne, Pamela Kelley, Holly Martin, Donna Kauffman, Debra Clopton, Noelle Adams, Jean Orem, Jean Orum, Elena Aitken, Mindy Neff, Tracey Brogan, Erin Nichols, Elin Hildebrand, Samantha Chase, Sonya Weiss.

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