A Time To Give

About the Baby

Book 1
Ocean View Books
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 What does an unexpected baby bring? A marriage of convenience? A reconciliation? A rejection like no other? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay delivers an emotional series, About the Baby, filled with sizzling romance, heartfelt pregnancy and baby scenes, and a unique look at the healing power of forgiveness.

In a TIME TO GIVE, Ben Cassidy has lost everything. A former CEO of a company he built and benefactor of a soup kitchen he started, he was tricked by an unethical vulture capitalist who cheated him out of everything. Ben hit the skids, but now is trying to get his act together. He allows himself to go to the soup kitchen as a guest once a week because it’s the single thing left of his accomplishments.

Emily is a volunteer at the soup kitchen and attracted to Ben from day one. But she suppresses her feelings because he’s a guest. For months, she keeps her distance but one night, when she gives him a ride home, they end up in bed together.

That one encounter changes everything between them until Ben learns two things: she’s the daughter of the man who destroyed him. And she’s also pregnant.

Follow these two people in their struggle to accept each other, their circumstances and the deep attraction they share. Poignant scenes involving all the characters reveal how difficult it is to repair broken promises and unrealized dreams.

If you like stories about secret babies, reunion of lost loves, and wounded heroes, follow the full series, which can be read in any order: A TIME TO GIVE, Book 1, JUST ONE NIGHT, Book 2, BE MY BABIES, Book 3.

 

*Originally published in 2005, this book has been revised, updated and modernized.

 

Reader praise:

“Writers like Kathryn Shay are the reason why I buy romances. She has the unique talent of inviting a reader to get lost in the pages of her stories. One of the things that always draws me to any Kathryn Shay's books is the fact that her characters always feel real.”

“The dynamic of Emily being torn between her father and husband gives depth to an already well-written love story.”

“A TIME TO GIVE has all the stuff of a delicious Christmas love story.”

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Ocean View Books
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Jan 18, 2017
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250
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ISBN
9781939501462
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Language
English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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What does an unexpected baby bring? A marriage of convenience? A reconciliation? A rejection like no other? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay delivers an emotional series, About the Baby, filled with sizzling romance, heartfelt pregnancy and baby scenes, and a unique look at the healing power of forgiveness.

High-powered architect Zach Sloan only ever loved one woman and when she left, he hardened his heart and concentrated on climbing to the top of his profession. But when one of his designs collapses, and Annie is there to help, he rushes her headlong into bed. Which changes everything.

 

Annie Montgomery is a social worker, the total opposite of her ex-husband Zach. Non-materialistic, with simple tastes and unselfish goals, she divorced Zach. The problem is, she still loves him. And when they’re thrown together in a crisis, she can’t resist consoling him. The consequences must be dealt with.

 

Annie’s pregnancy brings them closer, but their differences surface once again. This time, will Annie and Zach overcome them, for the sake of the baby—and themselves?

 

If you like stories about secret babies, reunion of lost loves, and wounded heroes, follow the full series, which can be read in any order: A TIME TO GIVE, Book 1,  JUST ONE NIGHT, Book 2, BE MY BABIES, Book 3.

 

*Originally published in 1997, this book has been revised, updated and modernized.

 

Reviewer’s Praise for JUST ONE NIGHT:

“Kathryn Shay is a star who shines brighter than most of the big name romance writers today.” Affaire de Coeur Magazine

 

"Ms. Shay has once again gifted us with a beautiful love story filled with hope, healing and the pursuit of happiness.”   Rendezvous Magazine

 

“With an irresistible blend of warmth and sizzle, award-winning Kathryn Shay sets our hearts aglow with wonderfully tender emotion readers won't want to miss.” RT Book Reviews

 

“A thoroughly engrossing read…grab a box of tissues, cover yourself with a warm quilt and get set to be swept away to another world.” An Amazon Reader

 What does an unexpected baby bring? A marriage of convenience? A reconciliation? A rejection like no other? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay delivers an emotional series, About the Baby, filled with sizzling romance, heartfelt pregnancy and baby scenes, and a unique look at the healing power of forgiveness.

 

Fairview, New York is Lily Wakefield’s last stop because there’s nowhere else for her to go. She’s lost everything but the twins she’s expecting. Fleeing from an abusive situation, she goes to this small town hoping to find solace in the grandfather she never knew. Once there, she meets Simon McCarthy, who’s the kind of man she’s always wanted to build a life with. But he doesn’t trust her—with good reason.

 

Simon has made a life for himself in Fairview and wants to raise his daughter in peace and buy the local newspaper he manages. Then Lily makes her way into both Jenna’s and Simon’s hearts. As do her babies.  But she could be the one to threaten his stability and all he’s accomplished. Is Simon ready to take that risk?

 

When Lily’s past catches up with her, it seems impossible that she and Simon will ever have a chance at happiness.

 

If you like stories about secret babies, reunion of lost loves, and wounded heroes, follow the full series, which can be read in any order: A TIME TO GIVE, Book 1, JUST ONE NIGHT, Book 2, BE MY BABIES, Book 3.

 

*Originally published in 2008, this book has been revised, updated and modernized.

 

Reader praise for BE MY BABIES:

 

“Kathryn Shay has written one of the best novels this reader has read this year. BE MY BABIES is emotional and filled with love and happily ever after.”

 

“This is a wonderful family drama with likable characters as Gil and Lily get second chances. Simon and Lily are a terrific pairing and love each other. Fans will enjoy this fine homecoming romance.”

 

“Another wonderfully penned story by this amazing author. Very loving and moving story.”

What does an unexpected baby bring? A marriage of convenience? A reconciliation? A rejection like no other? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay delivers an emotional series, About the Baby, filled with sizzling romance, heartfelt pregnancy and baby scenes, and a unique look at the healing power of forgiveness.

High-powered architect Zach Sloan only ever loved one woman and when she left, he hardened his heart and concentrated on climbing to the top of his profession. But when one of his designs collapses, and Annie is there to help, he rushes her headlong into bed. Which changes everything.

 

Annie Montgomery is a social worker, the total opposite of her ex-husband Zach. Non-materialistic, with simple tastes and unselfish goals, she divorced Zach. The problem is, she still loves him. And when they’re thrown together in a crisis, she can’t resist consoling him. The consequences must be dealt with.

 

Annie’s pregnancy brings them closer, but their differences surface once again. This time, will Annie and Zach overcome them, for the sake of the baby—and themselves?

 

If you like stories about secret babies, reunion of lost loves, and wounded heroes, follow the full series, which can be read in any order: A TIME TO GIVE, Book 1,  JUST ONE NIGHT, Book 2, BE MY BABIES, Book 3.

 

*Originally published in 1997, this book has been revised, updated and modernized.

 

Reviewer’s Praise for JUST ONE NIGHT:

“Kathryn Shay is a star who shines brighter than most of the big name romance writers today.” Affaire de Coeur Magazine

 

"Ms. Shay has once again gifted us with a beautiful love story filled with hope, healing and the pursuit of happiness.”   Rendezvous Magazine

 

“With an irresistible blend of warmth and sizzle, award-winning Kathryn Shay sets our hearts aglow with wonderfully tender emotion readers won't want to miss.” RT Book Reviews

 

“A thoroughly engrossing read…grab a box of tissues, cover yourself with a warm quilt and get set to be swept away to another world.” An Amazon Reader

Three years after his wife’s death, Public Defender Luke Rayburn is still struggling with loneliness and the trials of being a single parent. But when his son Michael decides he wants to meet his biological mother, Luke must face one of the biggest challenges of his life. Who knew, when they both meet the haunted, beautiful Meredith Hunter, their lives would get inextricably bound together? Full of hot passion and tender family scenes, as well as insights into some explosive legal cases, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, Book 2, is sure to tug on your heart strings.

 

Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them: PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING. 

 

Praise for MICHAEL’S FAMILY:

“With brilliant characterization and sizzling sensuality, Kathryn Shay gifts us with an emotional powerhouse of a love story.” RT Book Reviews

 

"Each page is pure seduction of the senses.” Genie Romex Reviews

 

"Once again, Kathryn Shay blends realism and romance to flawless perfection. Her strength lies in her ability to capture the voice of children with thoughtful insight into how they think and what they feel. The love story is passionate and bittersweet. There's no stopping this gifted author!" The Literary Times

 

“I quite enjoyed this story. I loved the characters - all of them and especially Michael, himself. The romance aspect was wonderfully written and had enough heat to satisfy this reader and her penchant for the more heated of romance novels.” A Reader

 

“Kathryn Shay's greatest gift as a writer is her ability to create characters who are real, relatable and human. She forces them to confront challenges real people might confront.” A Reader

Shane Remington has it all. He has a great family. He’s built his guest ranch into a great business. He’s a good-looking guy and he knows it. Everyone loves him. He may not have a woman, but that’s okay, he can have any woman he wants—and usually does. There is one woman who seems impervious to his charms though, and for some reason it bothers him.

Cassidy Lane has it all, too. She’s a talented artist, who has made it commercially. She’s successful in her work and in her life. Whatever she wants, she makes it happen. She came to Montana for a new adventure and it’s working out perfectly. The one thing she doesn’t want—or need—is a man.

Shane Remington may be annoyingly attractive, but Cassidy knows he can’t handle her. Guys like him want a small, sweet woman to feed their ego—not a strong smart woman like her to challenge it.

There’s no denying the attraction between them, but will it be enough to bring together a woman who doesn’t want anyone and a guy who wants everyone?

This book is intended for adult readers aged 18+

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Remington Ranch series
Meet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch! Just like in SJ's Summer Lake Romance series you can expect a story that is both sweet and steamy! 

Book 1: Mason 
Book 2: Shane
Book 3: Carter
Book 4: Beau
Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta

A Chance and a Hope series. 
These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order.

Book 1: Chance Encounter
Book 2: Finding Hope
Book 3: Give Hope a Chance

Summer Lake Romance Series
Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships. 

Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack 
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly 
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan 
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura 
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan 
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase 
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée 
Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding 
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie
Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily
Book 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story
Book 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura’s Wedding

The Hamiltons Series
This series follows the Hamilton family in California wine country. If you recognize the name Hamilton it’s because this is Smoke’s family who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country. In this set of connected stand-alone books you will meet Smoke’s brother and sister as well as a couple of cousins.

Book 1: Red Wine and Roses
Book 2: Champagne and daisies

The Davenports Series
The upcoming series featuring Hope’s cousins, the sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family.

Book 1: Oscar
Book 2: TJ
Book 3: Reid

 What does an unexpected baby bring? A marriage of convenience? A reconciliation? A rejection like no other? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay delivers an emotional series, About the Baby, filled with sizzling romance, heartfelt pregnancy and baby scenes, and a unique look at the healing power of forgiveness.

 

Fairview, New York is Lily Wakefield’s last stop because there’s nowhere else for her to go. She’s lost everything but the twins she’s expecting. Fleeing from an abusive situation, she goes to this small town hoping to find solace in the grandfather she never knew. Once there, she meets Simon McCarthy, who’s the kind of man she’s always wanted to build a life with. But he doesn’t trust her—with good reason.

 

Simon has made a life for himself in Fairview and wants to raise his daughter in peace and buy the local newspaper he manages. Then Lily makes her way into both Jenna’s and Simon’s hearts. As do her babies.  But she could be the one to threaten his stability and all he’s accomplished. Is Simon ready to take that risk?

 

When Lily’s past catches up with her, it seems impossible that she and Simon will ever have a chance at happiness.

 

If you like stories about secret babies, reunion of lost loves, and wounded heroes, follow the full series, which can be read in any order: A TIME TO GIVE, Book 1, JUST ONE NIGHT, Book 2, BE MY BABIES, Book 3.

 

*Originally published in 2008, this book has been revised, updated and modernized.

 

Reader praise for BE MY BABIES:

 

“Kathryn Shay has written one of the best novels this reader has read this year. BE MY BABIES is emotional and filled with love and happily ever after.”

 

“This is a wonderful family drama with likable characters as Gil and Lily get second chances. Simon and Lily are a terrific pairing and love each other. Fans will enjoy this fine homecoming romance.”

 

“Another wonderfully penned story by this amazing author. Very loving and moving story.”

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