Ford Marshall returns to Wyoming temporarily to help his brothers run the Circle M. He's looking forward to some hard work, but also peace and quiet—until Caroline Donnelly hijacks his ranch for her program to help troubled teens.
Now he's got unruly kids to deal with, a thousand chores and a growing attraction to Caroline that he isn't sure he wants to deny. But Ford has nothing to offer a hometown girl. He has to return to his job in the city at some point soon—his brothers depend on that outside income to keep the ranch afloat. So why can't Ford get the idea of a Wyoming wife, and coming home for good, off his mind?
Lynnette Kent lives on a farm in southeastern North Carolina with her six horses and six dogs. When she isn’t busy riding, driving or feeding animals, she loves to tend her gardens and read and write books.
Dylan Marshall is a man of many secrets, and journalist Jess Granger is determined to uncover them all. First, why did he suddenly abandon his promising art career? And why, after a two-year hiatus, did he agree to a new exhibit of his work? Most of all, how is it that Dylan can make a city girl like Jess imagine staying at the Circle M forever?
Jess is so busy working on the handsome rancher's defenses that she doesn't realize he is quietly eroding her own. She came looking for a story that would save her job and do justice to Dylan's sculptures. But when it comes to Dylan, Jess discovers that the real story might be about finding her true home.
ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME
A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Laura Marie Altom
A COWBOY'S FAITH
Rancher Garrett Marshall's life revolves around the Circle M, his work as a minister and his camp for at-risk kids. Until Dr. Rachel Vale comes to town. There's an instant and powerful attraction between Garrett and the beautiful doctor…one he's convinced could lead to something wonderful.
Rachel can't fall for the cowboy minister, no matter how kind and ruggedly handsome he may be. His whole life is rooted in faith, and her world is guided by facts. One fact she can't deny—she's falling for Garrett anyway. Will Rachel keep her distance, or will she finally let her heart lead her home?
And what a catch! Adam DeVries is a hardworking, intelligent man who's running for mayor of New Skye. After years of avoiding the trappings of a relationship, Phoebe finds herself pulled toward Adam—despite his strange aversion to dogs. And he certainly seems to be attracted to her.
But the engagement isn't real
Phoebe Moss is a speech therapist who has been secretly helping Adam with his stutter—an impediment that could cost him the election—and they've had to hide the real reason for their constant companionship. Now they're both wondering how and when to tell the truth—the engagement is fake, they're not really in a relationship. But neither one of them seems to want to break the news….
Jacquie Archer has a secret. But now she has to come clean—she never had a husband. She made him up as a cover for the biggest mistake of her life—her affair with Rhys Lewellyn. Although that mistake gave her the greatest gift she's ever received—her daughter, Erin—now Jacquie is facing the huge challenge of trying to put things right with her daughter, her family and her friends.
Will Erin forgive her, especially after she finds out who her father really is? Jacquie has no choice but to find out….
With a busy job and two young kids, Valerie Manion is always looking for volunteers to help with her scouting program, Girls Outdoors! Single father Rob Warren signs up, mainly so he can keep an eye on his disabled daughter, Ginny. Valerie is looking out for Ginny, too. In spite of her cerebral palsy, she's a regular girl with growing pains—and she needs a woman to talk to. Will she open up to Valerie—the way Valerie's son, Connor, is opening up to Rob?
Or one big happy family?
Valerie's got growing pains of her own. She values her independence, she's proud of her children and her life. Is there room for more? She's falling for Rob, but the stakes are high. Can Val trust her heart—and make two families into one?
Abby Brannon and her father, Charlie, run the Carolina Diner—the place where everyone in town comes for Abby's special brand of TLC. Abby longs to travel, to see other places—to have someone take care of her for once. And she has someone special in mind for that job. The trouble is, no one knows what happened to Noah Blake after he disappeared from New Skye fifteen years ago.
Noah's return sends a shock wave through the town—especially when everyone starts talking about where he's been. But should Abby believe what she hears, or should she trust her heart?