Praise for Susan Mallery:
“[Mallery] will appeal to fans of women's fiction, especially such friendship books as Karen Joy Fowler's The Jane Austen Book Club.”—Booklist
“Reading a Mallery book is like catching up with old friends.”—BookPage
“Susan Mallery never disappoints and with Daughters of the Bride she is at her storytelling best.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Kelly Murphy's life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine—up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett—Tulpen Crossing's prodigal son, who's set his sights on Kelly—and Olivia, her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone.
But Olivia's return isn't as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future, and ever since her dad sent her away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. She's determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family…whether her sister likes it or not. For ten years, she and Kelly have been strangers. Olivia will get by without her approval now.
While Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. Can they forgive each other—and themselves—and redefine what it means to be sisters?
Told with Mallery's trademark heart and humor, the Tulip Sisters are in for the most colorful summer of their lives…
Dr. Kelly Hall had lost all hope of ever having a family—until single father Tanner Malone burst into her hospital, asking her how to raise his newborn daughter. What else could she do, so soon before Christmas, but lend her expertise to the gorgeous contractor? His charming smiles and come-hither glances draw her like a moth to a flame, but she's in no position to get involved with anyone. After a devastating heartbreak, Kelly has given up on happiness.
Nonetheless, Kelly can't deny the attraction…or the hope she'll get the husband and family she's always longed for. As the days move closer to Christmas, it's clear to Kelly that Tanner —and his daughter—is what's missing from her life.
First published as Their Little Princess by Silhouette Books in 2000.
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Hold Me, Cowboy by New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates
The last thing Madison West expected was to be stranded for Christmas, let alone snowed in with a cowboy who drives her wild. His proposal: twelve days of hot sex before Christmas! But will it ever be enough?
Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr Thrill Me by Susan Mallery Only In My Dreams by Darcy Burke Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne The Hotter You Burn by Gena Showalter All of Me by Jennifer Bernard Bad News Cowboy by Maisey Yates Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye Exit Strategy by Lena Diaz
As a devastating summer storm hits Grand Springs, Colorado, the next thirty-six hours will change the town and its residents forever….
The Rancher and the Runaway Bride Part 1
Grand Springs is about to have it's most spectacular wedding—or it was, until the bride, Randi Howell, ran off. She took advantage of the power failure to sneak out of the lodge—only to overhear strange gunmen discussing a murder. Now she's on the run from a furious groom and ruthless killers.
Fleeing halfway across the country to Texas, Randi arrives at Brady Jones's ranch. It's the perfect safe haven—big sky, horses and no questions. And since the handsome cowboy's willing to take a chance on her, she'll work hard and prove her worth while she's there.
Brady has taken in enough misfits and strays to know trouble when he sees it, but something about the feisty girl with the raven curls is making him look the other way. He hopes he won't regret giving her a chance….
The story continues in The Rancher and the Runaway Bride Parts 2 and 3.
Firefighter Jake Stone is hot for his best friend Lily, but one thing after another has kept him from staking his claim on the beautiful nurse. First she got engaged, then she was jilted, and now she’s pregnant—via a sperm bank! She was so sure love had passed her by, she decided to have a baby on her own. Before Lily’s due date, Jake will have to woo her, win her, marry her, and convince her that he wants to be a dad to the baby she’s carrying…and maybe a few more. Originally published in 2004 in Mothers by Design.
Zoe Saldivar is more than just single—she's ALONE. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home and her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it's up to her to stop living in isolation.
Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated—her first new friend is Jen's widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen's brother. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe's own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam's flustered, Jen's annoyed and Zoe is beginning to think "alone" doesn't sound so bad, after all.
Friendship isn't just one thing—it's a million little things, and no one writes them with more heart and humor than book club sensation Susan Mallery!
After a devastating loss, Alistair Woodbury has vowed to live his life alone. But in all his travels, he hasn't encountered a town as welcoming as Fool's Gold, nor a woman as caring – or as beautiful – as Paige. Her compassion warms him almost as much as their stolen kisses.
When it's Alistair's time to leave, will his brief visit turn into a lifetime stay?
A Fool's Gold series novella.
First comes love, then comes marriage… At least, that was Gracie's plan at the ripe old age of fourteen, when she loved eighteen-year-old heartthrob Riley with a desperation that made her a town legend. Even now that she's all grown up, the locals in sleepy Los Lobos won't let her forget her youthful crush.
And how can she, when she's face-to-face with Riley at every turn? The onetime bad boy has come back to town seeking respectability—but the sparks that fly between them are anything but respectable. Gracie's determined to keep her distance, but when someone sets out to ruin both their reputations, the two discover that first love is sometimes better the second time around.