Due to a little misunderstanding spinning out of control, Chloe Caldwell's family now thinks her boss, Luke Hunter, is her fiancé. Luckily, the handsome executive is willing to play the part for reasons of his own. He never dreamed a woman, a family and the faith he left long ago would change everything….
A Mother's Wish
When Caldwell Cove's favorite lost son Matt Caldwell returns home, Sarah Reed discovers her newspaper has a silent partner. A widow with four rambunctious children, she isn't sure if this cynical journalist will ruin her—or be the answer to her unspoken prayers.
THE BODINE FAMILY CHRISTMAS
By Marta Perry
Left at the altar on Christmas Eve, Annabel Bodine has lost her holiday spirit. When her big brother brings home handsome Coast Guard buddy Travis McCall, can she summon the courage to open her heart to love for the holidays—and maybe for a lifetime?
THE GINGERBREAD SEASON
By Betsy St. Amant
Allie James returns to her hometown in need of a holiday job. Never did she expect old boyfriend Jordan Walker to hire her as his secretary! Years ago Jordan shredded her heart like wrapping paper. Now he must convince Allie that all he wants for Christmas is her love.
Overnight, Caitlyn Villard becomes mother to twin five-year-olds. Her darling nieces are orphaned, their parents fallen soldiers. So Caitlyn trades New York City for Prairie Springs, Texas, the small military town she'd run from at first chance. Loving the girls is easy. Learning how to be a slow-paced soccer mom is not. Which is where handsome army chaplain Steve Windham steps in. Just in time to show Caitlyn that sometimes you find the man—and life—of your dreams where you least expected.
The Witness Protection Program was supposed to keep Jade Summers's sister safe. So why is U.S. Marshal Micah McGraw saying her twin is dead? Jade doesn't get the chance to ask because their meeting is interrupted by Ruby's killers. The mob is after Jade… but neither Micah nor Jade know why. Somehow, it's connected to a decades-old crime. Finding the truth could be disastrous, but lives depend on it. Several women are in danger…and Jade is the first one in the killer's sights.
When her family calls brokenhearted Georgia Lee Bodine home to Charleston, she knows there's trouble. Her beloved grandmother hired some fancy lawyer to carry out eccentric requests—and unearth an old family secret. Georgia plans to send Matthew Harper packing until she discovers how much the widowed father cares about her grandmother. And that his heart is even more deeply guarded than her own. As they work together on the Bodine history, they uncover a surprise about themselves: that love can strike twice in a lifetime.
SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
Small-town bad boy Nick O'Neill was back—wealthy, powerful and seeking revenge against those who'd driven him away. Emily Carmichael, the girl he'd left behind, wondered if his embittered heart could give the town, and their long-ago love, another chance.
THE DOCTOR NEXT DOOR
Brett Elliot wasn't the same idealistic young man who'd gone away to medical school years ago. But Rebecca Forrester prayed that the cynical big-city doctor he'd become would stay—for the town that needed him so desperately, and for the woman who still loved him so deeply.
Marta Perry shares stories of forgiveness and faith
A Time to Forgive
Tory Marlowe hopes her reunion with Adam Caldwell will renew their old friendship. Despite the time that's passed, she's never forgotten what they once shared. A dark secret separated Tory and Adam in the past, but being with Tory again shows Adam the truth—love and faith can heal all wounds.
Marriage didn't last for Miranda Caldwell and Tyler Winchester—but there's still something to connect them…if Miranda will tell Tyler the truth. When Tyler discovers he's a father, he knows where he belongs: with the family he'll always love.
Coast Guard officer Adam Bodine finally finds his long-vanished great-uncle. But the secretive elderly man has adopted some new kin…single mother Cathy Norwood and her disabled little boy. Adam is grateful when Cathy convinces his relative to reunite with the Bodines. Until he learns why she's so eager. Though his heartstrings are tugged by their plight, he knows he doesn't deserve them in his life—not with his past. Unless one big extended family can teach Lieutenant Bodine something about love and honor.
SECOND CHANCE AMISH BRIDE
Brides of Lost Creek
by Marta Perry
Widower Caleb King is set on raising his two small children without assistance from anyone—especially a relative of the wife who’d abandoned them. When Caleb is injured, Jessie Miller is just as determined to help her late cousin’s family—never imagining that coming into their lives would lead to her own happily-ever-after.
HIS SECRET ALASKAN HEIRESS
by Belle Calhoune
When private investigator Noah Catalano is hired to spy on waitress Sophie Miller, he has no idea he’s about to fall for his assignment—or that Sophie is actually an heiress. Will the possibility of a future together shatter when their secrets are exposed?
THE BACHELOR’S UNEXPECTED FAMILY
by Lisa Carter
Suddenly guardian to his teenage niece, crop duster Canyon Collier is thankful to have single mom Kristina Montgomery living next door. The former Coast Guard pilot never expected that while bonding over their teens and giving the beautiful widow flying lessons, he’d begin to envision them as a family.
The foundation of Amanda Curtiss’s very existence cracks the moment she discovers the woman she thought was her mother has never given birth. Where she belongs is a question she can’t put to rest. But when the clues lead her to a charming yet chilling small town, the threat against her begins to unfold.
Trey Alter is a fixture in Echo Falls. The town and the people are his to protect. He was born to take his place in the family legal firm, but now that a stranger desperate to unlock her past is depending on him, he’s forced to make an impossible choice. If Trey doesn’t protect Amanda, she’ll walk straight into a deadly trap. If he helps her expose the secrets that haunt her, the truth could shatter them both.
A struggling B&B owner scrambles to hide the dead body wrapped in her Christmas tree from a visiting camera crew—and from her still-irresistible reporter ex. A waitress and a sexy FBI agent mix business with pleasure while investigating a crime over the holidays. A crime lab worker finds herself in danger six days before Christmas...and only her off-limits but oh-so-attractive coworker can help. And two childhood friends rediscover their sense of wonder—and love—when reunited for the holidays.
Discover these four classic seasonal novellas:
And a Dead Guy in a Pear Tree by Leslie Kelly
Seduced by the Season by Merline Lovelace
Evidence of Desire by Debra Webb
Season of Wonder by Marta Perry
Heart of Christmas by Marta Perry
Amish teacher Susannah Miller suddenly has two new students: the children of her former love. Widowed father Toby Unger broke Susannah's heart ten years ago, but now the handsome Amish man desperately needs help with his troubled little ones. Can the joy of the season reunite two lonely hearts in time for Christmas?
A Plain Holiday by Patricia Davids
Outspoken nanny Sally Yoder left her Amish community for her rumspringa. Though her heart is back home, the Amish man she loves, Ben Lapp, will never love a bold woman like her. But when a snowstorm strands her, her young charges and Ben on a remote farm at Christmastime, they both might discover that love is the true holiday spirit.
Caring for her late cousin's young kinder is Jessie Miller's duty—even if it means seeing their father again. Years ago, she thought Caleb King might be her husband—until he met her cousin and Jessie's dream was cut short. Laid up with a broken leg and a demanding dairy farm, Caleb needs her. But Caleb wants no woman around…and no reminder of the wife who abandoned her family before her death. Especially since he fears Jessie will throw a wrench in his plan to remain a single dad. She's gentle and kind, and if Caleb isn't careful, she may be just what his little Amish family needs.
A whisper of a threat looms over widow Deidre Morris. She and her young son have unwittingly become prisoners of her intimidating father-in-law's power. One wrong step could find her son torn from her and in the hands of the influential judge. But when Deidre collides with an intriguing stranger, the prospect of a new friendship gives her renewed hope…until a devastating murder rocks the quiet community of Echo Falls and Deidre learns first impressions can't be trusted.
Attorney Jase Glassman's assignment is straightforward: befriend Deidre, gather incriminating evidence…and allow her dogged father-in-law to take custody of her child. Anything else, including losing himself in her honest charm, will compromise the job he was hired to do. Yet when a murderer ushers danger into the town, Jase's only instinct is to protect Deidre and her son—no matter the sacrifice.
Amish quilter Sarah Bitler's dreams no longer feature a husband and family. Instead, she searches for success in the quilt shop within Blackburn House, a place once tarnished with deadly secrets. She refuses to let the past influence her future…until an ominous fire forces them to collide.
Firefighter Aaron King was the first to touch Sarah's heart—and the first to break it. Now a widower and father of two small girls, his return to Sarah's life brings her buried feelings to the surface. As a string of horrific incidents tears apart their community, an arsonist's wrath threatens to destroy them all. With Aaron as the only suspect, Sarah must follow her instincts to find the truth. But to protect an innocent man, she might risk her heart to Aaron again…and risk her life to an unknown killer.
After a terrible betrayal, Allison Standish flees Philadelphia for the small Amish village of Laurel Ridge to claim an unexpected inheritance. Allison intends to sell the mansion housing various shops on Main Street—until she meets Nick Whiting, a single father and tenant of Blackburn House, who challenges everything she believes about her estranged grandmother and the Amish community.
Strange stipulations in her grandmother's will soon bring distant relatives and seething townsfolk to Allison's door. As anonymous threats escalate, Nick grows protective of Allison, and she finds herself falling for the handsome carpenter… But then she discovers her grandmother's death may not have been accidental, and someone wants Allison gone. Permanently.
"Perry's story hooks you immediately. Her uncanny ability to seamlessly blend the mystery element with contemporary themes makes this one intriguing read."
—RT Book Reviews on Home by Dark