Her four stepchildren are thrilled when they learn an ice cream shop will be opening in their small Amish community. But widow Pleasant Obermeier isn't so pleased. Spending time with handsome shop owner Jeremiah Troyer is too much for a woman who's only ever been wounded by love. And now he wants to use her baking skills in his shop? Out of the question! A harsh childhood left Jeremiah convinced that family life wasn't for him. Yet something about the Obermeiers moves his heart. If he can win Pleasant's trust and learn to trust himself, then he may gain the ultimate blessing – a lifetime of love.
Marrying The Major
He hired a governess, but what retired officer Tristan Willoughby–Smith needs is a wife. Not on his behalf, but to protect little Dora and Freddie. When Caroline Bradley arrives at his Wyoming ranch, she seems perfectly suited – capable, efficient, intelligent...if a trifle too appealing. Caroline knows what a real union of hearts should be, and the major's polite, no–nonsense offer hardly qualifies. Still, she accepts for the children's sake, little knowing the complications the marriage will bring to test her confidence and her faith. Yet in this unusual match, Caroline starts to see a glimmer of something strong and true – the makings of the family she never thought she'd find…
No Matter What/The Maverick's Ready-Made Family
No Matter Whatby Janice Kay Johnson
As a high school vice principal Molly Callahan is used to being the one with all the solutions. But not this time. Her teenage daughter's pregnancy has Molly questioning her own choices. Now, more than ever, she needs someone to trust.
Little does she expect that person to be Richard Ward. Their teenagers' dilemma has forced them to meet, but something much more powerful is pulling them together. This is hardly the time for Richard and Molly to think about themselves...yet she can't stop this attraction. Letting herself count on him is one thing. Letting herself fall for him? That's guaranteed to make things very complicated.
The Maverick's Ready–Made Familyby Brenda Harlen
What could be more of a handful than a babbling, bouncing baby? How about two? Sexy single dad Clayton Traub already has a full plate with adorable six–month–old Bennett. But rumours tell us Clay's got a new main squeeze in Antonia Wright. Yes, that Antonia – feisty, independent…and eight months pregnant!
Antonia knows better than to fall for a wrangler bunking at her boarding house – particularly in her condition. But how can she resist Clay's magnetism when he's living so close? Stay tuned, rough riders, and see if the cowboy daddy can lasso Toni's heart!
Dashing and valiantly wounded, Captain John Gallows could have stepped straight out of an army recruitment poster. Leanne Sample can't help being impressed – although the lovely Red Cross nurse tries to hide it. She knows better than to get attached to the daring captain who is only home to heal and help rally support for the war's final push. As soon as he's well enough, he'll rush back to Europe, back to war – and far away from South Carolina and Leanne. But when an epidemic strikes close to home, John comes to realize what it truly means to be a hero – Leanne's hero.
When William Black's mail–order bride fails to appear at the Boston docks, he's relieved when beautiful, vibrant Bridget Murphy steps in. However, she has a surprise in store. She will be a temporary nanny to his young twins…but she will not marry without love. Faith Glen, Massachusetts, is worlds away from the poverty Bridget knew in Ireland. And William Black couldn't be more different from her faithless ex–fiance. Yet that integrity Bridget so admires binds William to a promise that could keep them apart forever. In this new land of opportunity, does she dare to wish for a happy ending?
Josie's Wedding Dress
Josie's Wedding Dressby Victoria Bylin
Desperate for someone to help her save her ranch, Josie Bright makes a deal with Ty Donner. Now the man who'd left her waiting at the altar is making her hope for things she had long stopped wishing for.
Last Minute Brideby Janet Dean
Elise Langley was stung to the quick when her would–be suitor suddenly left town. But when David Wellman returns and they are thrown together organising their friends' wedding, can she open her heart again?
Her Ideal Husbandby Pamela Nissen
As a girl, Lydia Townsend hoped to marry Jebediah Gentry – until his rejection spoiled her dreams. When family duty brings her home, it's Jeb's chance to show Lydia that now is the time for her wedding dreams to come true.
The Wedding Journey
The mysterious inheritance is the answer to a prayer. Now Irish lass Maeve Murphy and her sisters can come to America! She's sure happiness awaits her, even if it won't – can't – come from widowed ship doctor Flynn Gallagher. Yes, he made her his assistant, but she's not foolish enough to fall for the man all the eligible, wealthy female passengers admire.
Flynn Gallagher may have his pick of ladies, but only one cares as he does for the sick and poor. Flynn vowed never to marry another woman who could break his heart. With Maeve, has his heart found safe harbour at last?
The Bridal Swap
The heiress Josh O'Malley has courted by mail is on her way to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to become his wife. His dreams are coming true, and together, they'll create the family he's always wanted. But when the stagecoach arrives, it's not his intended who exits, but her sister, Kate!
She came to end her sister's engagement, but with her duty completed, Kate Morgan is in no hurry to leave. She can't help but like the beautiful mountain town…and her sister's would–be groom. If only Josh would realise that his dream can still come true –– and love can be found where least expected.
The Cowboy Comes Home
Security and a home of her own –– that's Sally Morgan's dream. And a new job could offer both. Her employer will marry her if she proves her worth as housekeeper. A sensible –– if unromantic –– plan. Until a lean, laid–back cowboy moves in next door…and 'sensible' moves right out!
Linc McCoy and his family left town years ago under a cloud of suspicion. A cowboy with a tarnished name has nothing to offer a woman like Sally. Except for a spark of kinship neither can deny. And the growing hope that two guarded hearts might learn to trust in a power greater than them both.
Rocky Mountain Homecoming
When Ivy Harris left Boulder after her mother's death, she never planned to return. But six years later, her father's illness brings her back to the place she's sure won't ever feel like home again. Her one source of comfort is Zach Drake, her childhood friend and protector, now foreman on her father's ranch. After years of living in his brothers' shadows, Zach Drake has become a man to be reckoned with – a man determined to stand on his own. Yet Ivy can still move his heart in ways that no one else ever could. Perhaps they'll find the home they didn't know they sought, safe in each other's arms.
The Matrimony Plan
Felicity Kensington is preparing for the grandest wedding Pearlman, Michigan, has ever seen. True, her prospective husband is virtually a stranger. But the well–connected engineer her father hired fits all her marriage criteria. Except for one tiny flaw: it's the town's new pastor, not the wealthy engineer, who makes Felicity's heart race Gabriel Meeks left New York to avoid high society's foolish rules. Instead, he's immediately smitten with the high–and–mighty Miss Kensington. Beneath Felicity's misplaced pride is a woman of genuine worth, if he can only help her see it. And nothing could make him happier than ensuring that her matrimony plan takes an unexpected twist!
Triumphs in the Coliseum–and society bedchambers–made gladiator Alexius of Iolcos famous for his brutal skill and womanising ways. Yet the only woman who intrigues him is Tiberia the Younger, who now needs his help. Protecting Tiberia places Alexius in the greatest danger he has ever known–from her vengeful father and his own heart... Becoming a temple priestess may be an honour, but Tibi can't bear to surrender her freedom or her newfound faith. Alexius's solution stuns her. Marriage...to a gladiator! Scorned by her noble family, Tibi always felt unworthy. But with her champion by her side, can she accept–and give–a love strong enough to vanquish their enemies?
Outside The Law/A Match Made By Cupid
Outside The Lawby Kara Lennox
Mitch Delacroix is everything Beth McClelland likes in a man. But when Mitch is accused of murdering his best friend years ago, his rebel past is suddenly revealed!
But the Mitch she knows couldn't possibly do that. She's determined to find the truth. As a forensics expert, Beth's used to uncovering people's secrets. Yet she never expected Mitch would have so many…
A Match Made By Cupidby Tracy Madison
When Melanie Prentiss' latest assignment is to write an article about love with Portland's resident playboy Jace Foster, she figures it's Cupid's idea of a joke!
Thanks to his popular bachelor column, the world thinks Jace is happily single. Truth is, he's been bitten by the love bug…he only has eyes for Melanie. And with Valentine's Day around the corner, now's the time to tell her!
The Vineyard Of Hopes And Dreams/A Weaver Proposal
The Vineyard Of Hopes And Dreamsby Kathleen O'Brien
As a teenager, Colby Malone made a catastrophic mistake...one he regrets every day. So when Hayley Watson – the woman he's never forgotten – returns to sell her family's vineyard, he seizes the opportunity to make amends.
But Hayley wants nothing to do with him or Sonoma, California. Colby must convince her to take a chance on him...on them. And what better place to do that than on the land that sparked all their dreams of a future together?
A Weaver Proposalby Allison Leigh
Pregnant and on the run from a scheming ex, heiress Sydney Forrest came to Weaver, Wyoming, to take a man break...only to be confronted by the most exasperating of them all. Derek Clay was condescending, rude…and oh so scrumptious!
If Sydney thought she could lord her wealth over the locals and treat Derek like the hired help, she had another thing coming. But Derek realised pretty quickly that there was a real woman – with real needs – lurking beneath Sydney's polished exterior.
Mendoza's Miracle/The Last First Kiss
Mendoza's Miracleby Judy Duarte
The Fortunes and the Mendozas had been anxiously awaiting Javier's recovery. Finally he was on the mend, and no one was happier than his nurse, Leah Roberts.
She'd been his rock during the ordeal, but now she was having thoughts that were most unprofessional. She was losing her heart to her flirty, sweet–talking patient. But did Javier also have a case of true love...?
The Last First Kissby Marie Ferrarella
It's been eighteen years since Kara Calhoun laid eyes on David Scarlatti, the one man who'd always gotten under her skin – the wrong way! That doesn't stop a pair of matchmaking mums from believing their children were made for each other.
So Kara cooks up her own scheme to prove them wrong. Even if it means temporarily dating the super–geek–turned–dedicated–surgeon – who's much too good looking for video games! But something tells them that their fake first kiss won't be their last…
The Call Of Bravery/A Rare Find
The Call Of Braveryby Janice Kay Johnson
No emotional connection means no risk of being hurt. DEA agent Conall MacLachlan has learned that the hard way. So why is his latest assignment getting to him?
He's instantly and powerfully attracted to Lia Woods. Running a surveillance operation from her house has them too close – he can't catch his breath! Between her and her foster kids, Conall feels the domestic ties tighten…and it's not so bad.
A Rare Findby Tracy Kelleher
How does a rule–abiding, accomplished woman fall for a rebel college dropout? It's something rare books curator Penelope Bigelow doesn't understand. But whenever celebrity chef Nicholas Rheinhardt is around, her composure takes a vacation!
With all the reunion festivities, it's hard to avoid him…especially since he needs her expertise in antiquities for an upcoming episode of his cable travel show. Too bad the past isn't what Penelope's focusing on when she's with Nick. There's more to him than his infamous reputation. Penelope isn't looking for perfection…even though Nick's coming very close!
From The Beginning/Almost A Hometown Bride
From The Beginningby Tracy Wolff
Okay, life has been tough recently. Dr Amanda Jacobs is finally ready to admit that – and do something about it. Stateside again, she's focused on re–establishing her medical career. Sure, it's not the stop–your–heart stress of working in war–torn countries. But right now she needs a little less stress.
And that means she does not need the distraction of Simon Hart! The way Amanda sees it, their on–again–off–again relationship can stay off. Is there too much between them to get over? There's a part of her that wonders if this is their chance to be together…forever.
Almost A Hometown Brideby Helen R. Myers
Cain Paxton's return to town caused quite a stir. And no wonder, his temper had landed him in jail! Merritt Miller vowed to stay far away from the loner and his bad reputation…even though she couldn't ignore the sparks hot enough to melt a Montana snow.
Cain had closed off his heart when he was punished for a crime he didn't commit and Merritt's emotions were imprisoned by her secret past. The straight–as–an–arrow gal and the chip–on–his–shoulder rebel made an improbable couple! Would Cupid bring them together just in time for Valentine's Day…?
The Return Of Bowie Bravo/His Most Important Win
The Return Of Bowie Bravoby Christine Rimmer
Timing never had been Bowie Bravo's his strong suit. And the fact that he walked in the door – after seven years away – just when Glory Rossi was about to go into labour with another man's child, certainly proved that point! Because the last time Glory had seen Bowie was when she was delivering his child – a little boy who'd never known his real father.
Bowie was now a respectable businessman, and he was more than ready to be a father – to both of Glory's children. He was also ready to be a husband, to the woman he'd never been able to live without.
His Most Important Winby Cynthia Thomason
Bryce Benton is back! Living in his small hometown again coaching his old team, and back in love with his high school sweetheart.
But this time around, Bryce is playing for keeps. He's determined not to lose the heart of Rosalie Campano ever again. Only problem is, Bryce's first love has been keeping a big secret from him all these years. And when he discovers the son Rosalie never told him about, the betrayal may just be too painful for all three of them. Then again, true love can be a real game changer…
From Father To Son/Just Desserts
From Father To Sonby Janice Kay Johnson
Niall MacLachlan's one priority is the law. He fought his way from the wrong side of the tracks to earn his badge and won't jeopardise it for anything. After all, trusting his family nearly cost him everything as a kid. So, this loner has no desire for a wife and children to call his own.
But his attractive landlady, Rowan Staley, is slipping past all his defences! She and her young family – complete with noisy dog – are everything Niall thinks he doesn't want. But he can't kept his distance when Rowan turns to him for protection…
Just Dessertsby Jeannie Watt
Layla Taylor never expected to need her childhood nemesis. But stuck in a blizzard after breaking up with her cheating ex, Justin Tremont is exactly what she needs. Well, Justin and his car's snow tires.
Justin's more than okay being the rebound guy. But Layla Taylor? She's 'by the book', to put it mildly. Justin, on the other hand, hardly ever follows his own recipes for the spectacular cakes he's become known for. This woman is making him feel protective and possessive, of all things. And she sees right through him. That he can't have. After all, no chef likes to tell all his secrets…
Cassie's Grand Plan/Fortune's Valentine Bride
Cassie's Grand Planby Emmie Dark
Cassie Hartman knows what she needs to do to get her life under control. First, she'll get herself promoted. Then she'll update her appearance. Steps three and four – marriage and family – well, those will have to wait.
Then Ronan McGuire shows up. The too–sexy, too–polished business consultant has the power to derail Cassie's plans before she's even started. If he doesn't approve her promotion, she'll be back to square one. Cassie needs to keep her focus on that first step, no matter how much Ronan tempts her to skip ahead to the third and fourth ones…
Fortune's Valentine Brideby Marie Ferrarella
Blake Fortune might not have been the easiest boss in the world, but Katie Wallace knew him better than anyone. Neighbours and longtime friends, they made a great team. But Katie dreamed of more…
Now, though, time was running out. Spurred on by last month's life–altering tornado, Blake had decided it was time for him to marry…somebody else! With the rest of the Fortunes rooting her on, the spunky secretary had to find a way to change his mind, fast. Could her plan really win over the Fortune of her dreams?
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