This Valentine's Day, tempt your sweetheart with a delicious meal. In Recipes of Love, sixteen authors from Sweet Romance Reads have included favorite romantic dishes to set the scene for a perfect intimate meal at home--just for two. Meat, fish and vegetarian suggestions are included, and many recipes are quick and easy to prepare. Recipes of Love contains something for everyone to enjoy this Valentine's Day.
Lyn Cote - Awarding-winning author of over 40 contemporary and historical inspirational romances.
Melinda Curtis – Award-winning, USA Today bestseller and author of both sweet and steamier contemporary romance.
Margaret Daley - USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of romantic suspense and contemporary romances.
Denise Devine - USA Today bestselling author of romantic comedy and inspirational romance.
Raine English - USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of sweet contemporary romance.
Donna Fasano - USA Today bestselling author who has written over 30 romance and women's fiction novels.
Aileen Fish - USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary and Regency romance.
Grace Greene - USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary romance, suspense and women's fiction.
Shanna Hatfield - Hopeless romantic and bestselling author of sweet contemporary and historical romance.
Milou Koenings - Author of sweet contemporary romance
Karen Rock - Award-winning author of Young Adult and Adult contemporary romance.
Roxanne Rustand - Award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of over 35 sweet and inspirational romance and romantic suspense novels.
Magdalena Scott - USA Today bestselling author of sweet romance in small town settings.
Alicia Street - USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance.
Helen Scott Taylor - USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of sweet contemporary romance.
Merrillee Whren - Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance.
Sweet Romance Reads is a group of authors who have joined together to build a community for readers who enjoy a sweeter read. The group includes authors who write sweet romances in a variety of subgenres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical, Inspirational, Mystery, Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Suspense.
What constitutes a “sweet” romance? Sweet romances emphasize emotional intimacy and may contain sexual tension, but there are no explicit sexual details. The heat levels range from G to PG.
The authors that have shared recipes in this cookbook are only some who are a part of Sweet Romance Reads.
Mona Risk, On Christmas Eve
She banished him from her life and dreams. But fate throws him in her path again and his tender gaze erases years of loneliness. Can they forgive each other and create a new future?
Christine Bush, Christmas Holly
Can a lonely single father of five-year-old triplets find love on a South Carolina beach? It might just take a Christmas miracle!
Lyn Cote, Mistletoe and Sage
New deputy in town, a single mom, two wounded hearts with a puzzle to solve together—will love spark under the mistletoe?
Denise Devine, A Merry Little Christmas
Merry Connor and Anthony Lewis search for treasure and find true love.
Raine English, The Christmas Gift
When Riley Wayne receives a dog for Christmas, it’s not just the pup that makes her heart flutter, the rescue group’s handsome owner does too.
Shanna Hatfield, Untangling Christmas
Tricked into helping with Silverton’s Festival of Trees, electrician Mike Clarke battles faulty outlets, tangled lights, and a woman determined to share the spirit of the season.
Ciara Knight, A Christmas on Miracle Mountain
When it takes a miracle to heal a heart.
Milou Koenings, The Kampala Peppermint Twist
A twist of fate. An overbooked flight. Christmas in Africa will flip her life upside down.
Magdalena Scott, The Road Not Taken
Francie Standish Carrington has some tough decisions to make and a lot of questions about a past she thought she understood.
Roxanne Rustand, A London Christmas
When Catriona heads to London for Christmas to meet a guy she met online, he steals her purse and disappears, but will a handsome photographer in the pub end up being the man of her dreams?
Alicia Street, Her Christmas Secret
Desperate to help her sister’s family, Lila courts a cold-hearted investor for her handmade toys, but learns Christmas has a way of bringing surprises where they’re least expected.
Kristin Wallace, Falling For You at Christmas
One expectant mother. One gorgeous innkeeper. Three days that will change her life forever.
Merrillee Whren, Second Chance Christmas
A young boy helps his estranged parents find love again at Christmas.
Cindy Flores Martinez, Christmas Eve Wedding
A maid of honor is swept up in the chaos of planning her best friend’s spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding.
Victoria Pinder, Secret Wish
Luke Morgan doesn’t believe in miracles, but this season Christmas brought him Caro Soliz, the family maid.
Josie Riviera, Candleglow and Mistletoe
A rising pianist and a pro stuntman winding down his career find love amid the glow of Christmas candles.
Pat Simmons, Couple by Christmas
Divorcee Derek Washington wants to reconcile with his ex-wife by Christmas. Although he’s got a plan, with the help of his six-year-old son, Derek only has two weeks.
THE ARMY DOCTOR'S CHRISTMAS BABY (Army Doctor's Baby Series) by Helen Scott Taylor
An army surgeon protects his damaged heart by cutting women out of his life. When an ex army nurse starts work as nanny to his twin babies, they enjoy a fun-filled family Christmas and love grows. But she's hiding a devastating secret that threatens to destroy their joy.
STORMY TIMES by Beate Boeker
Joanna gets lost in a blizzard on Long Island and the man who gives her shelter is very unfriendly. Sparks fly, and the night ends with a rescued puppy and a power failure, but this is only the beginning of her troubles.
DOGGONE CHRISTMAS by Melinda Curtis
Widow Marnie Haywood wants Christmas hosting her in-laws to go smoothly. And it would – if her handsome neighbor and his friendly St. Bernard would stop coming over, mooching food, and stealing kisses.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING by Denise Devine
A desperate bachelor enlists his neighbor to pose as his wife to appease his mother, whose dying wish is to see her son married—and producing grandchildren. At first, his plan appears to be a success. That is, until he discovers Mother has a few deceptive plans of her own…
SOME CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Raine English
When Harper Malone's boyfriend dumps her just before Christmas, leaving her with his gift—a nonrefundable holiday vacation for two at a Vermont ski lodge—her childhood crush steps in to take his place. But will memories of the past ruin the trip, or will she rekindle a lost love?
CHRISTMAS IN WHITE OAK by Aileen Fish
Young widower Nick spends the holidays in his hometown at the request of his four-year-old daughter, forcing himself to confront his past and the woman he let get away. A tale of first love, self-forgiveness, and the importance of family and friendship.
LUCKY BREAK CHRISTMAS: HOMECOMING by Patricia Forsythe
Two people in a troubled marriage are helped by a judge, their two kids, a quirky hometown, and the Christmas spirit of love and forgiveness.
A SCOTTISH CHRISTMAS by Roxanne Rustand
When Lucy Davis receives a mysterious letter inviting her to the Scottish Highlands to receive an inheritance, she expects to deal with it quickly—until she discovers it's a historic B&B with a handsome, mysterious resident who might just be the man of her dreams.
SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS by Magdalena Scott
Melissa’s back in town to raise her son and run her business. With his dad’s death, the work of the Christmas tree farm has fallen to Jim Standish. Nobody can do it all—but in Serendipity, Indiana, the obvious solution may not be the best.
BY CHRISTMAS: COVINGTON FALLS CHRONICLE (Book 4) by Kristin Wallace
Noelle Robinson is out to save Christmas in Covington Falls. Soon she’s dealing with parades, a cantankerous ass (the animal kind) and negotiating disputes with Santa’s elves. But it’s the brother of the man who broke her heart who is threatening to disrupt her peace on earth…and claim her heart.
Curl up with your favorite hot beverage and enjoy this sweet romance boxed set that’s sure to put you in the mood for Christmas.
Mona Risk, In Time for Christmas
Dr. Sylvia Reynolds promised to be at her parents’, in time for Christmas dinner, but her priorities change after she meets a motherless baby and her gorgeous uncle.
Beate Boeker, Unique Christmas
Chiara hopes to spend a solitary Christmas all by herself. But when a man jumps through her office window to save her from an accident, things spin away—beyond her wildest dreams.
Christine Bush, Christmas with the Cat Lady
Carly is happy living alone in her mountain house with her cats. Can the handsome author who rents a room over the Christmas holidays change her mind?
Lyn Cote, Loving Winter
At her cousin’s wedding, Winter Woodard, owner of her family’s garden center, isn’t expecting to meet her match in local football coach, Clay Dixon, (she isn’t IN to sports!) but he stands by her through a holiday season fraught with unexpected setbacks.
Denise Devine, Once Upon a Christmas
Small town girl returns home to find love and success, but can she outlast the mistakes of her past?
Raine English, Christmas in Walnut Creek
Will a Christmas blizzard reunite a couple and give them a second chance at love?
Jean C. Gordon, A Team Macachek Christmas
Sparks fly from a Christmastime reunion of motocross racer Jesse Brewster and his ex-girlfriend Lauren Cooper. But is it the wrong time for their love?
Shanna Hatfield, Saving Mistletoe
A stubborn cop, a hotshot attorney, and a little girl determined to see her father need a miracle to make this holiday season jolly and bright.
Milou Koenings, The Gift of Yesterday
When Bailey returns to Green Pines to open a pastry shop, Joe Hudson sees all his Christmas wishes coming true—if only he can convince her to risk her heart again.
Josie Riviera, A Portuguese Christmas
The holidays—like love—can sneak up on you. And sweep you away like a riptide.
Roxanne Rustand, A Christmas in Montana
Kristen Weatherby goes to Montana to get her late grandmother's house ready to sell, but finds much more than she bargained for: a house she can't let go, a charming mountain town, and a handsome veterinarian who just might steal her heart.
Magdalena Scott, A Cowboy for Christmas
Hannah Kincaid is in love with Jacob Hollingsworth, and will overcome her fear of horses and his bossy brother Michael to get a Christmas happily-ever-after with the cowboy of her dreams.
Kristin Wallace, Loving You at Christmas
Annaliese Matheson is convinced she’ll never love again. This Christmas will become the opening act for her holiday happily ever after.
Merrillee Whren, Puppy Love and Mistletoe
Can a little girl and a fluffy black dog bring a reluctant couple together in a Christmas miracle?
I couldn't believe it when the girls from the teen center transformed me into a lovely Cinderella for the fund-raising photos...but then to have youth minister Caleb Williams as my Prince Charming? You know I have a huge crush on him! Every time I see him—at the hospital or Tiny Blessings—I can barely manage to string two words together, and he's always sweet to me. I think the makeover made him see me differently, but I don't think he'd ever date someone as plain—and lacking in faith—as me. Even so, a woman can dream, can't she?
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Nurse Kirsten Bailey places her family above all else. She refuses to give former army medic Brady Hewitt any leeway for being weeks late in visiting his ill grandmother. But Brady has a good excuse, and he's eager to show the pretty nurse that first impressions aren't always right. While working with Brady to care for his grandmother and two orphaned boys, Kirsten realizes that his charm and kindness aren't an act. But Kirsten plans on doing missionary work abroad, and she's determined not to fall for the engaging soldier. Could the man she once dismissed be the one to make her stay forever?