Tory Caldwell witnesses a hit-and-run, but when the dead victim disappears from the scene, police doubt a crime has been committed. Tory is threatened when she keeps insisting she saw a man killed and the only one who believes her is her neighbor, Jordan Steele. Together, can they solve the mystery of the disappearing body and stay alive?
The Power of Love
When Rebecca Michaels returns to her mother's home with her troubled son and special needs baby, she feels certain that God has abandoned her. Then Officer Gabriel Stone steps in with his firm hand, solid faith and a heart that needs healing…
The Courage to Dream
Returning to her Southern roots is a bitter journey—one chef Rachel Peters hopes to make brief, after collecting two younger siblings. But old flame Michael Hunter is determined to reunite her with the place, the faith…and the love she left behind.
Christmas bells ring with danger in these suspenseful holiday stories
Merry Mayhem by Margaret Daley
When single mom Annie Coleman unexpectedly arrives in Christmas, Oklahoma, police chief Caleb Jackson suspects she's hiding secrets. He'll be watching her closely. And his protection is just what Annie and her daughter need, as danger has followed them to their new home.
Yule Die by Debby Giusti
It's hardly a happy holiday for medical researcher Callie Evans…until she discovers her ailing patient is her long-lost brother. And he's being watched by undercover police officer Joe Petrecelli. When the trio is abducted by a cadre of bad guys, Joe and Callie will have to fight to keep her brother—and themselves—alive.
A senseless tragedy had shattered Tess Morgan's dreams of a family of her own, and even shaken her faith. But now a very special man, single father Peter MacPherson, wanted to help her find her way home—if only she had the courage to love again.
A bachelor auction was the only way Sadie Spender could get close to a millionaire to ask for a charity donation. But one "date" with Andrew Knight—seemingly so cold, yet truly so caring—showed her that this man could offer her far more than mere money.
"I'll arrest you."
So threatens the tribal chief of police if Kit Sinclair dares enter Desolation Canyon alone. Hawke Lonechief insists it's too dangerous. He lost his wife to the treacherous canyon. He knows the ancient ruins Kit seeks aren't worth her life. But Kit is sure all that hiking and searching will help put her traumatic past behind her. When she risks Hawke's wrath by going alone, he finally agrees to lead her. On his terms. Impossible. Because someone else is following their every move. Watching them grow closer to danger with every step…
Homeschooling his daughter is new to devoted single father Ian Ferguson. To ensure his child gets a good education, the busy CPA hires a temporary tutor. Twenty-three-year-old college student Alexa Michaels is too young—and too pretty—to be right for the job. Yet his daughter is coming out of her shell and learning. Still, Ian is traditional, and sweet Alexa—who graduated from the school of hard knocks—is challenging some of his old-school ways. Can this dad learn some valuable lessons about love, family and faith from the least likely teacher?
A Christmas Conundrum
Women, Dr. Jacob Hartman knew, were a mystery. Take the first time he met social worker Hannah Smith at the Stone Refuge home for foster children. The woman stared him down as if he'd come at her with castor oil. Why? His past was full of heavy-duty heartache, but he was positive they'd never met. And as a former foster child himself, Jacob was deeply touched by how much she cared about the kids at the home, how loving she was—to everyone but him. Which was where, he figured, the mistletoe came in!
Ten years ago Jordan Masterson left her hometown heartbroken—and pregnant. Now, yearning for connection with her family, the single mother returns to Tallgrass, Oklahoma. But she's shocked to find her son's father—unaware he has a child—a vital part of the community. Zachary Rutgers owns the ranch that the local homeschoolers use for riding and recreation. Which means little Nicholas, Jordan and Zachary will be spending a lot of time together. Jordan must tell Zachary the truth about their son—and ask for answers herself. Hoping the heart of her cowboy will still be hers for the taking.
A single mother with a traumatic past, Lisa Morgan only wants to raise her son with love and values. But lately the boy is struggling. When his basketball coach becomes a reluctant role model, Lisa is relieved. Until she learns that David Russell is also a cop. She's not ready to share her past—or her heart. And neither is the world-weary detective. Yet as Christmas comes closer, the true meaning of the holiday brings them together in ways they never dared dream.
I'm finishing up all my articles before Alessandro and I get married later this month. He's thrilled his uncle Max is out of the hospital and can attend the wedding. If only Baltasar Escalante weren't still out there — Alessandro believes he's plotting against the Vance and Montgomery families. My cousin Quinn has been busy restoring detective Becca Hilliard's house, but he's also on alert following the explosion at the hospital. I'd be thrilled if Quinn and Becca became a couple but I wonder how safe it is to fall in love when there's a madman on the loose....
Widow Rebecca Howard runs a successful store chain that is being targeted during the holiday season. Detective Alex Kincaid, best friends with Rebecca’s twin brother, is investigating the hacking of the store’s computer system. When the attacks become personal, Alex must find the assailant before Rebecca, the woman he’s falling in love with, is murdered.
As a firefighter, Joshua Markham is used to taking risks. So when unexplained fires start disrupting the quiet town of Sweetwater, he’s prepared to stop them— whatever it takes. What he isn’t prepared for is Darcy O’Brien, the beautiful woman he finds trying to save horses as her family’s barn smolders. After a recent relationship filled with heartache, Joshua isn’t ready for the protective feelings Darcy and her young son evokes in him. Joshua isn’t willing to take risks when it comes to love. But he is a man of faith. Could it be mere coincidence that he’s pulled this remarkable woman from a burning barn…and into his life?
Originally published in 2004
When her DEA agent husband’s plane went down, Zoey Witherspoon thought her life was over. But with two kids to care for, and another on the way, she moved back home to Sweetwater to be closer to friends and family. Two years later, her world is turned upside down: her husband is alive! Amnesia-stricken Dane isn’t exactly the same person he’d been, but neither is Zoey. She refuses to return to the fractured marriage they’d shared, yet moving forward is a scary prospect. Will a second chance at happiness make all her dreams come true?
Originally published in 2006
After raising her three siblings, high school teacher Beth Coleman is finally, at thirty-eight, responsible for herself alone. With her nurturing nature, she loved caring for her family, but now she can travel, see the world. Her only decision? Where to go. Yet as Beth ponders South America as her first stop, a troubled teen walks into her classroom, and with her, a single dad—a handsome, kind, caring man to boot. Though Beth tries to deny it, Samuel Morgan and his ready-made family begin to win her heart. South America awaits, but so does Samuel...and the new family she wonders if she’s willing to risk losing.
Originally published in 2005
Young widow Jesse Bradshaw is content to be a loving mother to her son, a devoted granddaughter, a doll maker and the keeper of a gaggle of pets. She can’t imagine having anything more in her already crowded life—until jaded Nick Blackburn and his daughter move in next door. Cindy needs a mother’s love, something the wealthy businessman can’t provide for his precious child. Jesse tries to use her matchmaking skills to find a suitable wife for the workaholic widower, but what can she do when she realizes she is Nick’s perfect match?
Originally published in 2005
Teaming up with an old flame is not what bodyguard Chloe Howard would call a smart move. Nine years ago Chloe and T. J. Davenport worked on a case together, fell in love, then went their separate ways. Now she's reunited with the fearless bodyguard to protect a controversial couple on a book tour through Texas. And the reunion reminds Chloe of dreams best forgotten. She knows she has to keep her emotions in check so their clients' protection remains their top priority. Protection that is the only thing keeping them from falling prey to a stalker's deadly schemes.
A saboteur targets Alexia Richards and her family company. As the incidents become more lethal, Alexia must depend on a former Delta Force soldier, Cole Knight, a man from her past that she loved. When their son died in a fire, their grief and anger drove them apart. Can Alexia and Cole work through their pain and join forces to find the person who wants her dead?
Rancher Nick McGarrett wants to help orphaned ten-year-old Corey Phillips, the brother of his late comrade. But he's not fit to be a father—not with his troubled past. Thankfully, the child finds a home at the Lone Star Cowboy League Boys Ranch, where Nick volunteers. When wealthy newcomer Darcy Hill discovers she's Corey's cousin, she hopes to eventually take him in. Nick and Darcy couldn't be more opposite—or more drawn to each other. But for Darcy, raising Corey in her hometown means leaving Texas…and Nick. It'll take a special little boy to show these two grown-ups that the key to forging a new future is being together.
Firefighter Liam McGregory is used to staring down fivealarm fires—but becoming a father to his two little nieces has him sending out a call for help. When the girls return a lost pup to its beautiful owner, Liam thinks widow Sarah Blackburn is just the person he needs—or who the children need. He's promised to never marry again. ' Sarah takes his deal: she'll watch his kids and he'll watch her menagerie of pets—but the new father is off-limits. But two determined little matchmakers can be hard to resist when they need a mom to make one big happy family…