Love on the Lane

The Bachelor Next Door

Book 1
Aine Press
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<p><b>If he finds out who she is, all bets are off.</b> </p><p><br></p><p>Aspiring filmmaker Izzy Gordon just wants her big break – and a film about an old resort with a scandalous gangster history is sure to do it. There’s just one snag – her family wants to sell the property to developers, and the resort owners are fighting to stop them. If Izzy wants to get this film made, no one can ever know who she really is.</p><p><br><br>Gib Murphy, globe-trotting photojournalist, is home recovering from a deadly war assignment that left him injured and broken. He just wants some peace. Bad enough that he’s been drafted into helping his grandparents battle to save their resort, but now, a filmmaker is digging into old family secrets.</p><p><br><br>Even worse, he’s falling for her and the feeling is mutual. But with everything Izzy and Gib are hiding, will they miss their chance for happily-ever-after?</p><p><br></p><p>Love on the Lane is the first book in The Bachelor Next Door series – romantic, fast-paced stories with sparkling dialogue and heroes to die for. Get Love on the Lane today and live the romance! </p><p><br></p><p>A previous version of this novel was published under the title, Her Best Bet.</p><p><br></p><p>*****</p><p><br></p><p>With more than a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Pamela Ford creates realistic characters with real problems that make readers laugh, cry, and fall in love. If you like books by Kristan Higgins and Rachel Gibson, you’ll love Pamela Ford’s Bachelor Next Door series. </p><p><br></p><p><b>Don’t miss any of the Bachelors Next Door! <br></b><b>Though these books are a series, each is a stand-alone story.</b></p><p>Love on the Lane (#1)<br>Dancing on the Drive (#2)<br>Breathless on the Boulevard (#3)<br>Romance on the Road (#4)<br>Kissing on the Corner (#5) </p><p><br></p><p><b>PRAISE FOR LOVE ON THE LANE:</b></p><p><i>5 hearts. “Pamela Ford mixes humor, tension and sizzle, and comes up with another winning story..<b>.excellent twists, sensual sizzles, and believable characters</b>.” –Pink Heart Society </i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i>4.5 stars. “Ford’s characters are <b>wonderfully realistic with real emotions</b> and problems... dialogue is witty and the story captivating.” –Romantic Times </i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i>“A fun,<b> emotional page-turner.</b> I will be on the lookout for more by Ms. Ford.” –Romance Junkies </i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i>&quot;<b>A winner</b>...with a story line that is <b>fast and fun.</b> Readers will find themselves turning the pages!&quot; –Romance Reviews Today</i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i>“Ms. Ford has a hit with this romance... <b>the characters are witty and have dimension.</b>” –NovelTalk </i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i>“<b>A romantic getaway.</b> Compassion, romance, and a touch of mystery make this book a great escape.” –CataRomance Reviews </i></p><p><br></p><p><b>AWARDS:</b></p><p></p><p>1st Place - Laurel Wreath Awards<br>2nd Place - Beacon Awards</p><p></p><p><br></p>
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About the author

 Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot – and often lots of laughter.


After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam spent many years as a copywriter and freelance writer before inserting a plot twist in her career path and writing her first book.


Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a National Readers' Choice Awards finalist, a Kindle Book Awards finalist, a Maggie Awards for Published Novelists finalist, and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist. 


More than a half million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.

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Publisher
Aine Press
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Aug 29, 2017
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320
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9781944792046
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English
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Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Women
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<p><b>She's planning everyone's wedding but her own.</b></p><p> </p><p>Out of work, out of money, out of options. Just when advertising executive, Delaney McBride is about to hit bottom, she learns she’s been left an inheritance – with a catch. She has to return to her hometown and take over her late aunt’s wedding planning business. </p><p> </p><p>Seriously? Not only does Delaney think true love is a fairy tale, but she’s never forgotten how she humiliated herself in front of Mike Connery, her high school crush. Mike, now a successful attorney, is executor of the will. A single father, he’s even more cynical about relationships than Delaney.</p><p></p><p>But as the two work together to create happily-ever-after for real life Cinderellas, can their own happy ending be far behind?</p><p> </p><p>DANCING ON THE DRIVE is the second in THE BACHELOR NEXT DOOR series – romantic, fast-paced stories with sparkling dialogue and heroes to die for. Get Dancing on the Drive today and enjoy happily ever after!</p><p> </p><p>A previous version of this novel was published under the title, The Wedding Heiress.</p><p> </p><p>*****</p><p> </p><p>With more than a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Pamela Ford creates realistic characters with real problems and emotions that make readers laugh, cry, and fall in love. If you like books by Kristan Higgins and Rachel Gibson, you’ll love Pamela Ford’s Bachelor Next Door series.</p><p> </p><p><b>Don’t miss the Bachelors Next Door!<br>Though these books are a series, each is a stand-alone story.</b></p><p></p><p>Love on the Lane (#1)</p><p>Dancing on the Drive (#2)</p><p>Breathless on the Boulevard (#3)</p><p>Romance on the Road (#4)</p><p>Kissing on the Corner (#5)</p><p><br></p><p><b>PRAISE FOR DANCING ON THE DRIVE:</b></p><p></p><p><i>4.5 stars. &quot;<b>Fast-paced and fun</b> ... full of zany characters and a few mishaps, it&#39;s a delight! –Romantic Times</i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i>“Upbeat, witty, and as much fun as the merry-go-round. This is <b>a wonderfully well-told romance.</b> A happily-ever-after that warms your heart.” –Romance Reader at Heart</i></p><p><i> </i></p><p><i>“A f<b>antastic, heartwarming</b> romance ... <b>refreshing and realistic</b>. This was my first book by this author, but it won’t be my last.” –Romance Junkies</i></p><p><i> </i></p><p><i>“Pamela Ford <b>makes you believe in love</b>, romance, and happy endings.” –Reader to Reader</i></p><p><i> </i></p><p><i>“Everything romance readers are looking for ... <b>romantic tension, humor, heartwarming characters,</b> all wrapped around a good plot and good writing.” –Romance Reviews Today</i></p><p><i> </i></p><p><i>&quot;<b>A dazzling story</b> of the ugly duckling returning to the pond.” –NovelTalk</i></p><p><i> </i></p><p><i>“The vibrant characters feel as if they leaped off the pages and became real ... this <b>beautiful, optimistic read</b> is indeed excellent.” –Coffee Time Romance</i></p><p> </p><p><b>AWARDS:</b></p><p>1st Place - Booksellers Best Awards<br>Finalist - Golden Quill Awards</p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p>
What if your only way forward is to let go of the man you love?

 

Single mom Nora Clark knows next to nothing about style. But when her identical twin begs Nora to take her place as a personal shopper for a new client, Nora puts her best foot forward in borrowed stilettos. Too late she discovers the client is Erik Morgan, a surgeon at the hospital where she works in real life.

 

Erik is in the middle of life-changing decisions and couldn’t care less about his wardrobe. But with time running out before an important event, he reluctantly agrees to meet with his mother’s personal shopper.

 

As Erik and Nora storm the stores, their mutual attraction grows faster than their pile of purchases. But what happens when Nora switches from high-style back to scrubs – and Erik discovers the truth about who she really is?

 

BREATHLESS ON THE BOULEVARD is the third in THE BACHELOR NEXT DOOR series – romantic, fast-paced stories with sparkling dialogue and heroes to die for. Pick up Breathless on the Boulevard today and enjoy a second chance at love!

 

A previous version of this novel was published under the title, The Sister Switch.

 

*****

 

With more than a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Pamela Ford creates realistic characters with real problems that make readers laugh, cry, and fall in love. If you like books by Kristan Higgins and Rachel Gibson, you’ll love Pamela Ford’s Bachelor Next Door series.

 

Don’t miss the Bachelors Next Door!
Though these books are a series, each is a stand-alone story.

Love on the Lane (#1)

Dancing on the Drive (#2)

Breathless on the Boulevard (#3)

Romance on the Road (#4)

Kissing on the Corner (#5)

 

PRAISE FOR BREATHLESS ON THE BOULEVARD:

4.5 stars. "A thoroughly engaging emotional roller coaster and a wonderful example of what works...a truly delightful take. Definitely headed for the keeper shelf.” –Romance Readers Connection


“A great story. The characters are wonderful...heartwarming, romantic and fun." –Joyfully Reviewed

  

“An emotional roller coaster ride of laughter, tears and joy. A definite must read.” –Coffee Time Romance

 

"Highly recommended...lovable characters, a funny plot, and two people who would be perfect together but don't know it yet.” –Love Romances and More

 

“A real winner! A funny, crazy, light read to lighten your day.” –Merrimon Books

 

"A warmhearted family story, a sweet, feel-good romance. Well-paced with likeable characters and realistic dialogue...thoroughly enjoyable." –Romance Reviews Today

 

"Ford’s writing is strong, her plot is interesting, and the dialogue sparkles." –Romantic Times

 

“A fast paced read...wonderful characters and plot...Ford is a wonderful author.” –Romance Junkies

 

AWARDS:

1st Place - Laurel Wreath Awards

Finalist - Golden Quill Awards

 

What if following your dreams means you'll lose the man of your dreams?

 

Food reporter Liza Dunnigan is determined to change her life. Step one: accept an assignment to track down reclusive advice columnist, Cordelia. If Liza can land an interview, she’ll earn a coveted spot on the investigative reporting team. Problem is, the only way to reach Cordelia is through her publicist – and he’s never said “yes” to anyone. So Liza makes contact by pretending to apply for a job.



Jack Graham isn’t just Cordelia’s publicist; he’s a sports agent and well-known man about town. He’s also hiding a secret that could ruin his reputation if it ever got out. But he’s too busy falling for new employee, Liza, to worry about it.


Liza’s marching down on the scoop of the decade. But where does she turn for advice when she realizes that blowing this story wide open means she’ll lose her chance for happily ever after?


ROMANCE ON THE ROAD is the fourth book in THE BACHELOR NEXT DOOR series – romantic, fast-paced stories with sparkling dialogue and heroes to die for. Try Romance on the Road today and enjoy a lighthearted romp on the road to love!

 

A previous version of this novel was published under the title, Dear Cordelia.

 

*****

 

With more than a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Pamela Ford creates realistic characters with real problems and emotions that make readers laugh, cry, and fall in love. If you like books by Kristan Higgins and Rachel Gibson, you’ll love Pamela Ford’s Bachelor Next Door series.

 

Don’t miss the Bachelors Next Door!

Though these books are a series, each is a stand-alone story.

Love on the Lane (#1)

Dancing on the Drive (#2)

Breathless on the Boulevard (#3)

Romance on the Road (#4)

Kissing on the Corner (#5)

 

PRAISE FOR ROMANCE ON THE ROAD:

5 stars. “A romantic romp starring a delightful cast of characters.” –The Best Reviews

 

5 stars. "A humorous story filled with romance and down-to-earth characters that will steal your heart ... Take my advice and buy your own copy for a lively escape to fun and romance." –CataRomance Reviews

 

"A lighthearted romp of a read." –Fresh Fiction

 

"A lighthearted read with fun secondary characters that add to the enjoyment." –Romantic Times

 

AWARDS:

Reviewer's Choice Award 

What if you got a second chance to fall in love for the first time?

 

Annie McCarthy finally has the life she's always wanted – a B&B in a small town, a baby on the way, and a handsome husband (that no one has ever met because he's top-secret military ... or so everyone thinks). She also has $250,000 that Nick Fleming gave her to marry him so he could get his trust fund early. After a quickie divorce, they went their separate ways.


Adventure writer Nick is ready to get married for real – to someone else – when he discovers he’s still married to Annie. But Annie refuses to sign the papers unless Nick stays in town long enough to convince everyone they’re husband and wife. So Nick does what he has to do.



As the two work together to create a facade of wedded bliss, will they finally realize that the wonderful life they want is with each other?

 

KISSING ON THE CORNER is the fifth book in THE BACHELOR NEXT DOOR series – romantic, fast-paced stories with sparkling dialogue and heroes to die for. Grab Kissing on the Corner today and fall in love all over again.

 

A previous version of this novel was published under the title, Oh Baby!.

 

*****

 

With more than a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Pamela Ford creates realistic characters with real problems and emotions that make readers laugh, cry, and fall in love. If you like books by Kristan Higgins and Rachel Gibson, you’ll love Pamela Ford’s Bachelor Next Door series.

 

Don’t miss the Bachelors Next Door!
Though these books are a series, each is a stand-alone story.

Love on the Lane (#1)

Dancing on the Drive (#2)

Breathless on the Boulevard (#3)

Romance on the Road (#4)

Kissing on the Corner (#5)

 

PRAISE FOR KISSING ON THE CORNER:

“Her characters and small town wrap around our hearts. Emotional and moving.” –Rendezvous

 

“An outstanding job of creating a believable hero and heroine. Nick is admirable, one of the few good guys left on this planet. This romantic adventure will create vivid pictures in the minds of readers.” –The Best Reviews

 

“Nosy neighbors, inconvenient fiancées and wacky friends ... a whimsical treat!” –Romantic Times

Escape to the Devon coast, with Part Four of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage.

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.

With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?

Authors and readers love Bella Osborne’s gorgeous novels:

‘I really enjoy Bella Osborne’s books’ – Katie Fforde

‘An absolutely glorious read full of laugh out loud moments and beautifully observed characters who spring to life on the page’ Phillipa Ashley

‘A warm and engaging story with relatable characters who will worm their way into your heart. A great read!’ – Talli Roland

‘Loved it! Believable characters, a sweetly told, lovely story... a great read’ – Jane Lovering

‘Romance, comedy, and mystery abound in this delightful British novel’ – I Read That Book!

‘A great read, with some really special moments... so beautiful and romantic’ – Annie’s Book Corner

‘A well-written and charming tale.’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook

‘I wasn't expecting a debut novel to be this good’ – The Bookish & The Romantic

'Makes me feel like I should be reading it while wearing a tea dress, drinking posh coffee from a china cup and eating Victoria sandwich cake with a dainty little fork. It's charming, adorable, amusing and all those sorts of words' – Escape Into Words

'This book is perfect chick lit' – Gidget Girls Reading

Escape to the Devon coast, with Part Three of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage.

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.

With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?

Authors and readers love Bella Osborne’s gorgeous novels:

‘I really enjoy Bella Osborne’s books’ – Katie Fforde

‘An absolutely glorious read full of laugh out loud moments and beautifully observed characters who spring to life on the page’ Phillipa Ashley

‘A warm and engaging story with relatable characters who will worm their way into your heart. A great read!’ – Talli Roland

‘Loved it! Believable characters, a sweetly told, lovely story... a great read’ – Jane Lovering

‘Romance, comedy, and mystery abound in this delightful British novel’ – I Read That Book!

‘A great read, with some really special moments... so beautiful and romantic’ – Annie’s Book Corner

‘A well-written and charming tale.’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook

‘I wasn't expecting a debut novel to be this good’ – The Bookish & The Romantic

'Makes me feel like I should be reading it while wearing a tea dress, drinking posh coffee from a china cup and eating Victoria sandwich cake with a dainty little fork. It's charming, adorable, amusing and all those sorts of words' – Escape Into Words

'This book is perfect chick lit' – Gidget Girls Reading

“A sweeping historical love story that hits all the marks.” –Publisher’s Weekly starred review

 

Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.

Ireland 1846. With Ireland ravaged by famine and England unsympathetic to its plight, Kathleen Deacey faces a devastating choice – leave her country to find work or risk dying there. Despising the English for refusing to help Ireland, she crosses the ocean to support her family and search for her missing fiancé.

 

But when her voyage goes awry, she must accept help from an English whaling captain, Jack Montgomery, who represents everything she despises – and with whom she is reluctantly falling in love. As Kathleen fights to save her family in Ireland, she finds herself facing yet another devastating choice – remain loyal to her country or follow her heart.

 

Award-winning author Pamela Ford captures the anguish of a devastating period in Irish history and delivers an historical saga of hope, loyalty, the strength of the human spirit, and the power of love. With more than a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is known for creating stories that are emotional and moving.

 

Gold Medal Winner, IPPY Awards  ·  Finalist,  National Readers’ Choice Awards  ·  Finalist, Maggie Awards for Excellence  ·  Finalist, Kindle Book Awards

 

Praise for To Ride a White Horse:

 

5 STARS. "Expertly drawn characters that stole my heart. The writing is superb...a larger than life novel...captivating, breathtaking." –A Night's Dream of Books​

 

​5 STARS. "Endearing...pulls you in from the first page and never loses momentum." –Mom in Love with Fiction​

 

5 STARS. “I absolutely loved it...it was hard to put down.” –Ms Nose in a Book​

 

5 STARS. "So long as there are books this good, I shall continue to shun TV...a hearty recommendation to get this book." –Gspotsylvania

 

5 STARS. "The story line was riveting, and the characters were fresh, well-developed, and enticing." –Books and Bindings​

 

5 STARS. "I loved To Ride a White Horse...it was written beautifully...I fell in love with Kathleen and Jack.” –Books like Breathing​

 

5 STARS. "A page turner...a wonderful story of personal choices, tragedy, kindness, forgiveness, and the power of faith and love!" –Rockin' Book Reviews

 

5 STARS. "I read the first chapter and was hooked. I didn’t want to stop." –Every Free Chance blog​

 

"Utterly compelling...I found myself caring about the characters in big ways...unable to put it down." –Novel Escapes

 

"Wonderful... Ford writes with a lyrical quality that sweeps you into the story...a lovely story." –All the Reads

 

"A superbly crafted romance/adventure novel...highly recommended." –Midwest Book Review

Dogs, diamonds and dating. What could possibly go wrong?

 

Allie Parker loves being a dog groomer, but her overachieving family wants her to go to vet school. She’s convinced the only way to get them off her back is to marry a successful man – if only she could find one.



So when she learns that hotel continental breakfast is filled with eligible bachelors, she squeezes into her sister’s upscale clothes and pretends to be on a business trip. Before she’s taken her last bite of syrup-laden waffle, she’s met the perfect guy. Everything is fabulous.

 

That’s when everything starts to fall apart. The new man disappears, leaving her with a briefcase full of diamonds. A menacing stranger comes to claim it. And Allie is forced to go on the run with a row of dogs in tow.

 

But as she scrambles to uncover the truth so she can return to her regular life, can fate be about to deliver the happily ever after she’s always wanted?

 

OVER EASY is the first book in THE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST CLUB series – feel-good, laugh out loud romantic comedies about friendship and love. Discover Over Easy today and join the Continental Breakfast Club adventures!

 

*****

 

With over a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Pamela Ford makes readers laugh, cry, and fall in love. If you like books by Sophie Kinsella, Joanne Fluke, and Lindsey Kelk, you’ll love Pamela Ford’s Continental Breakfast Club series.

 

Don’t miss any of the Continental Breakfast Club books!

Though these books are a series, each is a stand-alone story.

Over Easy (#1)

Fresh Brewed (#2)

Honey Glazed (#3)

 

PRAISE FOR OVER EASY:

"Delightful...part mystery, part chick lit, part suspense, part romance...funny, sweet, and very engaging...would make an adorable rom-com movie." –A Splendid Messy Life


"A cute breezy chick lit in the same vein as the Stephanie Plum series...readers will laugh out loud." –Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian

 

"I absolutely adored Allie...a book that you will want to curl up with and lose yourself in the magic." –The Writing Garnet

 

"An absolute pleasure to read..." –Room with Books

 

"What a wonderful read! The characters were likable and relatable...I had a blast reading this story." –XOXO Book Blog

 

"I absolutely loved Ford's writing, and I just loved Allie...a delightful read. Fast-paced and funny...I definitely recommend this lighthearted chick-lit." –A Wondrous Bookshelf

 

"A rollicking adventure...full of humor and witty banter...a fast-paced escape novel about friendship...would make a fun Hallmark Channel series." –Laura's Interests


"A fantastic read...Pamela Ford has won a new fan!" –Corinne Rodrigues Blogger

  

"I flew through this book...reminded me of a Janet Evanovich type of novel, mixed with some Joanne Fluke...pure fun and a joy to read. A great start to a series." –Bookaholic Banter

 

"A fun, romantic comedy you will love from start to finish." –Working Mommy Journal

  


"A heartwarming, laugh out loud read. I highly recommend it...cute and well executed...I was beyond delighted." –Writing Pearls

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