Building a new life for himself and his preteen daughter brings Joe Messina home to Harmony Valley. That and showing his town that the onetime bad boy is now a responsible single father. His first move is to get his grandfather's defunct garage up and running. Except now he's got the FBI poking around, and there's a beautician with her eye on the abandoned auto parts. An artist who's happiest turning rusty junk into sought-after treasure, San Francisco transplant Brittany Lambridge is making Joe think they can create something rare and special together. But he has unfinished family business that could jeopardize his fresh start. Is Joe ready to believe in himself as fiercely as Brittany's beginning to believe in him?
Gemma has always been a rescuer. Birds with broken wings, abandoned baby raccoons…anything that needs help. But when it comes to her lifelong crush, doctor Nathan Smith, she has to curb her natural instincts. All of them. Nathan doesn't trust midwives, and he doesn't want her help.
Back in town to restore the community hospital his father bankrupted, Nathan's just as determined to shut down the birthing center. How can Gemma Whitmire save her center and prove Nathan—and the other critics—wrong? And more important, how can she stop falling for him?
The baby she gave up for adoption long ago is a secret Eliza Westin has concealed from her husband. With good reason. Wounded soldier turned police officer Pierce Westin was Eliza's high school sweetheart. He's also her son's father.
Seventeen years ago, Pierce went off to war unaware that he'd fathered a child. Eliza's shot as a contestant on the Family Secrets cooking competition show is her chance to reconnect with the past. But once she finds her long-lost son, she can only hope that Pierce will embrace their newfound family. Or will Eliza lose the love of her life all over again?
There are four connected anthologies in A Heartwarming Christmas. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Christmas will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters (no cliffhangers), for more than 1200 pages.
Coming Home to Christmas Town anthology by Melinda Curtis, Anna Adams, & Anna J Stewart
Three adopted siblings gather for the holiday season and closure after their father dies.
Book 1: A Comeback Christmas by Melinda Curtis, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author. Chloe Wright has failed at business and love. In debt and out of time, she needs to sell the dilapidated mill her father left her. If only the only interested buyer wasn’t Ted Lincoln.
Book 2: A Home by Christmas by Anna Adams, award-winning, Harlequin Heartwarming author. Abandoned as a child, Noelle Wright finally found her forever home one Christmas Eve. When the man who once broke her heart, single dad, David Parker asks her to help him give his daughters a loving Christmas, she forgets how to hold back.
Book 3: Bells Are Ringing by Anna J Stewart, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author. Marnie Wright has spent her life doing the expected. She’s ready to break free and see what life has to offer outside Christmas Town, but her long-time best friend Sam Collins has other ideas--like showing her everything she’s ever wanted--and needed--is right in front of her.
The Fisher Brothers Christmas anthology by Carol Ross, Cheryl Harper, and Amy Vastine
Three brothers with a Christmas Eve family tradition in jeopardy until love leads them home.
Book 1: The Christmas Bell by Carol Ross, Harlequin Heartwarming author
After enlisting the help of antique dealer Andrea Talbot, Ben Fisher is ecstatic when she tracks down the perfect gift for his fire chief father. But acquiring Christmas Town’s old fire bell doesn’t prove quite as simple and trouble-free as Ben anticipates--and neither does his relationship with Andrea.
Book 2: Making up under the Mistletoe by Cheryl Harper, Harlequin Heartwarming author
High school sweethearts Josh and Ivy Fisher are keeping their plans to divorce secret until after Christmas. Each is certain making the break is the only way to be happy...until they meet a dog named Dash and spend some time under the mistletoe.
Book 3: My Christmas Hero by Amy Vastine, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Julianna Kramer wants to show everyone she’s still the strong, independent woman she used to be. Maybe she could if Rick Fisher didn’t need to save her life every five minutes. Could the handsome fireman ever see her as anything but a complete disaster or will she prove to him and herself that he’s not the only hero in town?
Gifts of the Heart anthology by Tara Randel, Leigh Riker & Cari Lynn Webb
In the spirit of Christmas, three siblings reconnect to find romance, special gifts – and each other.
Book 1: An Unexpected Gift by Tara Randel, Barnes and Noble bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author. Gift shop manager Faith Sullivan is resigned to never leaving Christmas Town, until world-traveler Drew Montgomery walks into her life. Together they search for Drew’s past, but will the quest lead them to love?
Book 2: A Gift of Home by Cari Lynn Webb, Harlequin Heartwarming debut author. Hope Sullivan left Christmas Town and never looked back, determined to pursue her own dreams. But a long holiday weekend with her one-time high school crush Christopher Hayes left her with more than just hometown memories...a son who now needs his help.
Book 3: His Christmas Gift by Leigh Riker, award-winning, Harlequin Heartwarming author. After a scandal years ago, Park ranger Brady Sullivan left town, but now he's back and would-be writer Cara Crawford could use his help with her Christmas tree lot. Too bad she still blames him for what happened then--and has never gotten over Brady.
The Gingerbread Men anthology by Liz Flaherty, Patricia Bradley & Rula Sinara
When two sisters and their widowed mother are reunited for the holidays, falling in love isn't on any of their Christmas wish lists, but sometimes the best gifts are unexpected…
Book 1: The Gingerbread Heart by Liz Flaherty, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Widowed Cass Logan has done her time as a caregiver. But when her boss, mystery-writer Eli Welcome, needs surgery, Cass is faced with following her heart...or walking away.
Book 2: The Gingerbread Pony by Patricia Bradley, award-winning, Amazon bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author. With an opportunity to start over at a top speech clinic in Texas, Amy Logan can finally leave Christmas Town and her failed dreams behind. But can she turn her back on Mark Bradford--or his daughter, who hasn't spoken since her mother died?
Book 3: The Gingerbird House by Rula Sinara, award-winning, Harlequin Heartwarming author. Draining her account and moving to the run-down cabin on her family's farm is the only way Lia Logan can save her animal shelter...and failure isn't an option. But the last thing she expects is to find a homeless carpenter and his son hiding out at the cabin. And when it comes to Quinn Weston...it may be her heart that needs saving.
Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 takes you from the Smoky Mountains to Florida’s sun-drenched beaches, from the Italian Alps to Paris, France, and even to a quirky little town in Arizona. The Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 bundle features all-new, stand-alone stories that are sure to make you laugh, sometimes bring tears to your eyes, but always put you in the Christmas spirit. Foreword by New York Times bestselling author, RaeAnne Thayne.
Christmas Papa by Mona Risk, New York Times, USA Today, National bestselling and Award-winning author. With twin toddlers to care for, she can’t forget her past until a playboy’s kisses challenge her to believe in herself.
Gingerbread Kisses by Beate Boeker, USA Today and National bestselling author. A cookie specialist finds sweet romance in the snowy Alps of Italy.
Boycotting Christmas by Melinda Curtis, USA Today, National bestselling and Award-winning author. A bachelor seeks Christmas magic from a woman who’s boycotting Christmas.
A Christmas to Remember by Denise Devine, USA Today, National bestselling and Award-winning author. Stranded together in a blizzard, Katie and Ryan discover the true meaning of Christmas.
An Angel for Christmas by Raine English, USA Today, National bestselling and Award-winning author. A down-on-her-luck single mom finds love at Christmas.
The Cowboy’s Christmas Bride by Aileen Fish, USA Today and National bestselling author. A snowstorm and a cow in distress bring a rancher and a veterinary student together for the holidays.
Lucky Break Christmas: Second Honeymoon by Patricia Forsythe, USA Today, National bestselling and Award-winning author. Christmas is the perfect time to try and make a failed honeymoon go right.
Beach Walk by Grace Greene, USA Today, National bestselling and Award-winning author. An oceanfront cottage—Kelli lives there; Dylan wants to. Will Christmas give them a do-over at finding happiness?
An Irish Christmas Blessing by Roxanne Rustand, USA Today, National bestselling and Award-winning author. Eve goes to Ireland to run a quaint village bookshop and meets a stranger who just might steal her heart.
Christmas Wedding by Magdalena Scott, USA Today and National bestselling author. Second chance love, and a designer dress, in a Christmas card setting.
Finding You at Christmas by Kristin Wallace, USA Today, National bestselling and Award-winning author. She’s going to find her destiny this Christmas.
Christmas Laurel by Christine Bush. Can a female army veteran find healing and love with the magic of Christmas?
Country Christmas by Lois Greiman, Award-winning author. Heartbreak turns to happiness in the healing splendor of the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The Christmas Crusade by Shanna Hatfield, National bestselling author. Two old flames reunite with a little holiday magic.
The Christmas Charm by Susan R. Hughes, National bestselling author. Can childhood friendship blossom into love?
Evergreen Romance by Julie Jarnagin. A couple reunites while working together at a Christmas tree lot.
My Christmas Cupcake by Shaleen Kapil. A last minute Christmas Eve errand to the bakery cooks up romance.
A Christmas Spark by Ciara Knight, National bestselling author. An abandoned cabin becomes a healing home for the holidays.
Sweet Blizzard by Milou Koenings. He saves her life, she could make or break his; will the gift of love come in time for Christmas?
Former football star Ben McAdams is constantly traveling, looking for new investment opportunities and supporting charities. Becoming a father was never part of his plan. But then Lisa tells him he's going to be a dad…and she doesn't want his help. And somehow that makes him need to step in.
Lisa Thomas has always wanted to save the world, on her own terms. Carrying twins was never part of her plan, which now includes working a full-time job and stepping in as temp mayor of their small Oklahoma town. So what if she's falling for Ben? He's only going to leave in the end…because that's what Ben does.
This Harlequin Heartwarming box set includes:
HIS TWIN BABY SURPRISE
by Patricia Forsythe
Real‐estate agent Lisa Thomas's jam‐packed schedule is about to get even busier—she's the new acting mayor and she's pregnant! But will becoming a father finally make globe‐trotting former football star Ben McAdams settle down?
WITH NO RESERVATIONS
by Laurie Tomlinson
Popular food blogger Sloane Bradley's reclusive life is a far cry from the bright one she portrays online, still reeling from her best friend's death by car crash when Sloane was behind the wheel. But when she's assigned to promote a restaurant opening helmed by a restaurateur heir with bad‐boy notoriety, Sloane is forced out of her comfort zone…for better or for worse!
AN ALLEGHNEY HOMECOMING
Home to Bear Meadows
by T. R. McClure
Searching for a big story, journalist Wendy Valentine finds herself caught up in a tangled web of secrets when former army medic Josh Hunter returns to town wanting to right the wrongs from his past.
LAST CHANCE COWBOY
by Leigh Riker
Rancher Grey Wilson thought cattle rustlers were the worst of his problems—until the woman who broke his heart a decade ago came back to town. But it's not Shadow's return that's thrown Grey's life into chaos. It's the nine‐year‐old girl Shadow claims is their daughter.
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Rebecca MacKenzie's career as a caregiver for the elderly suited her perfectly. Ease their suffering, hop back in the motor home and move on. Caring without commitment. It was ideal for someone trying to outrun her memories…and mistakes. Someone determined to stay detached.
Flynn Harris, her new patient's grandson, is weakening her resolve in every way. His scrutiny, his suspicion—and worst of all, his kisses—are more than distracting. They're dangerous. Because she's teetering on the edge of caring. And revealing her secrets. And…staying.
He was looking for a quiet place to heal
From the hair-raising moment he rescues his neighbor's young son from an overprotective wild mare, wounded vet Caleb Ransom knows he'll have no peace. Living an isolated existence on his Arizona cattle ranch is out of the question with the intrusive Delaney Reynolds around. And once the single mother's little boy starts bonding with Caleb's mutt, it may be time to surrender… Because she's making Caleb yearn for something he didn't even know he wanted.
When Jesse Crane returned to his roots to serve on the Miccosukee police force, he'd hoped to leave behind the violence of the city and the memories of his murdered wife. But bodies start to pile up in Jesse's corner of the sultry Florida swampland…
As he probes these crimes, Jesse is drawn to the beautiful Lorena Fortier, a new hire at the local gator farm and research facility. Lorena is a little too interested in Jesse's investigation, but before he can uncover her true motives, they're both pulled into a dangerous web of greed, ambition and animal cunning. To survive, they'll have to decide whether they can trust each other…before the hunters become the hunted.
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The Sheriff of Shelter Valley by USA TODAY bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn
Six months ago, Beth woke up with no memory of her past, a bruised face and a little boy who called her "Mama." Until her memory returns, the most dangerous thing she can do is to fall for the sheriff—the one man who can uncover the truth and destroy the person she's become.
Alexi Jordan moves to her family's crumbling Florida estate to start over. The house needs work, but that's exactly what she's looking for to get her life back on track after a disastrous marriage and an exhausting career. But after a series of unsettling phone calls and someone tampering with her lights, Alexi begins to fear that her home is far from a refuge.
Her neighbor, Rex Morrow, insists on protecting Alexi. She can't deny that Rex is strong and sheltering, but the feelings she begins to develop for him are just as frightening as the series of scary events in her home. As the danger increases, Alexi must decide who poses the greater risk—her mysterious stalker, or the man who threatens to steal her heart…
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Sheltered in His Arms by USA TODAY bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn
Ten years after doing the unforgivable and leaving Shelter Valley, Sam Montford returns home. But forgiveness proves hard to find…particularly with the one woman he loved the most and hurt the deepest: his ex-wife, Cassie Tate.
Neighbor Simon Green is the only person who isn't begging her to quit the case. Simon, an ex-police officer with dark secrets of his own, understands how vital it is to obliterate violence and hate. But when one word from the most unlikely source threatens to change their lives forever, Janet must decide what risks she's willing to take.
Sue Bookman wishes she believed that Rick Kraynick would make the best parent for her tiny foster baby. As the girl's uncle, he's got a strong claim. But so does the child's grandmother, and Sue knows that if Rick gets custody, he won't let the woman anywhere near. Sue even gets why.
But where would Sue be today if she hadn't had a grandmother who loved her unconditionally? While she likes Rick—okay, she more than likes him—the man wants a replacement family. Can he really see the child in her arms or is he blinded by the daughter he lost?
And will he ever forgive her if she doesn't choose him?
A little comfort, caring and compassion go a long way toward making the world a better place. Just ask the dedicated women handpicked from countless worthy nominees across North America to become this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award. To celebrate their accomplishments, five New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing short stories inspired by these real-life heroines.
We hope you're stirred by More Than Words to become a real-life heroine in your own community.
Jane's rule about marriage: if at first you don't succeed, don't try again
A bigamist ex-husband, an anonymous stalker, a murder inquiry. Magazine editor Jane Hamilton is not having a good month. But with the support of her best friend, Brad Manchester, she's coping—until they become lovers and Brad complicates things even more by proposing marriage.
Brad understands Jane's fears, but he's ready for a wife and family, ready to move forward. Especially when he finds out she's pregnant with his child.
At one time, Amy Wainscoat had it all—wealth, control of her family's Chicago business, a handsome and loving husband, a child she adored. But her husband was killed in a boating accident a year ago. And now, most devastating of all, five-year-old Charles has been kidnapped, apparently by the nanny she'd recently fired.
Despite the involvement of the police and the FBI, despite the fact that she's hired one of the best private investigators around, Amy's determined to be part of the search.
There are some things only a mother can do…
When Charles and his ex-nanny are spotted in Michigan, Amy drives across the state, following every conceivable lead, following each road to its end. As she and her detective grow close, their shared quest engenders an intimacy that's more real than anything except her love for Charles.
Then, one day, the search is over. And what they find shocks Amy as nothing has ever shocked her before.
Susannah Everly is determined to save the family ranch, even if she must marry onetime love Trent Maxwell to do so. They both know this is a business arrangement with rules that do not include rekindling old feelings or surprise midnight seductions. When Trent seems determined to break their agreement, it may be time for Susannah to renegotiate.
A Marriage Between Friends
When Jill desperately needed a father for her unborn child, Vince Patrizio gave them both his name. Then Jill walked out of his life. Now, years later, it's Vince's turn to have his say. Arriving in Jill's sleepy California town, he has plans to transform it into a mini Vegas…and to turn this convenient marriage into a real one.
Sam returns to the town—and to his ex-wife, Cassie Tate—with a seven-year-old child. This is a complete shock to Cassie. When Sam left, he hadn't known she was pregnant. Or that she had lost their baby.
Sam's back in Shelter Valley now, back to stay. But he refuses to become the man people expected him to be ten years ago. Can he be the man Cassie needs now?
The case is cold but the leads are hot…
And so is the attraction between detectives Lucy Hayes and Ramsey Miller.
Twenty-five years ago, there was a kidnapping in Comfort Cove, Massachusetts. Neither the child nor the kidnapper was ever found.
Now there are fresh leads, including one in an Indiana town. Lucy is working that end of the case…
She and Ramsey are two top-notch detectives. And two people who've learned to keep an emotional distance from others. But as they explore various confusing clues in the decades-old abduction, they grow closer. Especially when they discover what really happened in Comfort Cove. Because the truth is as shocking as it is unexpected!