John Sullivan is escaping to Denver. Even with a massive snow storm on his heels, he plans to hide away in his cabin in the mountains and ignore Christmas. It'll be just him and a bottle of whiskey until the new year when he must return to Cincinnati for his best friend's wedding. At least, that's the plan until he runs into Oz at the airport. Oz ... the man who should have been just a fling. The man who was fun and laughs but quickly turned into so much more before he completely kicked John out of his life. Oz who desperately needs his help... John is ready to leave Oz stranded at the Denver airport in the coming blizzard, but he finds himself possibly staring down at the reason Oz pushed him away, and John can't say no. Second chances don't come around often, but John is willing to fight for one with Oz.
The title of my book, Stroke of Country, is something I have dreamed about for years. I have been drawing and writing all my life. I first started painting professionally while working in sewing factories. The extra income helped in raising my family of three lovely daughters, Lakricia, Vicky, and Daisy. I was to have a hysterectomy. Through prayers, I was healed, and about fifteen years later, I gave birth to a son. I named him Jonathan, which means "a gift from God." When Jonathan was eight, I applied for a divorce and the sewing factory was sent overseas about the same time. I attended college for the next four years and earned my BA in business. During this time I was still writing poetry and painting. It has always been a source of joy for me.
Book 5 in the Spikes & Spurs Series 'Tis the season for... •A matchmaking grandma on a long-distance mission •Mistletoe temptation in every doorway •A sexy cowboy with a killer smile When Gran Presely agrees to sell Creed Riley the Rockin' C Ranch for a song at Christmastime, he can hardly believe his good fortune. There's just one little catch—her tantalizing granddaughter Sage is part of the deal. Spikes & Spurs Series Love Drunk Cowboy (Book 1) Red's Hot Cowboy (Book 2) Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (Book 3) One Hot Cowboy Wedding (Book 4) Mistletoe Cowboy (Book 5) Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Book 6) Cowboy Seeks Bride (Book 7) Praise for Darn Good Cowboy Christmas: "A story with a cowboy always hits the target, but add a little Christmas flair and a saucy heroine and you have a winner."—Long and Short Reviews "This fast-paced holiday romp brims with music, laughter...and plenty of Texas flavor."—Library Journal "Full of sizzling chemistry and razor-sharp dialogue."—Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick, 4 1⁄2 Stars
A stellar group of romance authors lights up the holidays with six festive novels to put you in the Christmas spirit. Charming and dashing, sexy and funny, these six Christmas stories bring couples together around the holidays. From romance stalwarts like Raine Cantrell, Sherrill Bodine, Tiffany White, Katherine Kingsley, and Anita Mills, these gorgeous tales cross time and place to get to the human heart at the center of the season, reminding every reader that the best part of winter happens underneath the mistletoe . . . Under the Mistletoe includes: The Christmas Ball by Sherrill Bodine More than a Miracle and A Time for Giving by Raine Cantrell The 6'1" Grinch by Tiffany White The Sound of Snow by Katherine Kingsley Winter Roses by Anita Mills
As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband’s gift, and making her daughter’s angel costume for the church pageant weren’t enough things for Lucy Stone’s busy Christmas schedule, she’s also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn’t smell right. Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa’s Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she’s about to receive a present from Santa she didn’t ask for—a killer who won’t be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself . . . “Meier continues to exploit the charm factor in her small-town setting, while keeping the murder plots as realistic as possible in such a cozy world.” —Booklist
Wenn die erste große Liebe auf einmal wieder vor einem steht ... Einen Neuanfang - das ist es, was Abigail Janson sich wünscht, als sie in ihre Heimatstadt Glenwood Falls zurückkehrt. Nach einer schmerzhaften Trennung hat sie die Nase gestrichen voll von Männern. Doch sie hat nicht mit Jackson Westmore gerechnet, dem Mann, mit dem sie schon früher immer aneinander geraten ist und der ihr Herz jetzt gefährlich schneller schlagen lässt ... "Humorvoll, bewegend und absolut verführerisch!" PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Auftaktband der warmherzigen und sexy COLORADO-ICE-Serie - für alle Leserinnen von Marie Force
You can't say no to a mistletoe kiss, no matter who's under it! Since leaving Brookhollow and her fiancé Luke Dawson twelve years earlier, Victoria Mason hasn't looked back. She's traded the small-town dream of marriage, kids and family Christmas dinners for late nights working at a high-powered acquisitions firm, lunches at trendy New York restaurants and jet-set vacations on the slopes. So her latest work assignment, to acquire Brookhollow's sporting-goods store, poses a challenge for Victoria, in more ways than one. Because it's almost Christmas, and she's got other holiday plans. And the owner is reluctant to sell. And the owner is Luke. She needs to wrap up the deal before she gets caught up in her old life and her old love or becomes trapped under the mistletoe. Again.
Naughty or Nice...Going to Grandma's for Christmas never got so complicated. The McAllister family had yet to tell Gran Wilson that they had learned the adopted daughter they had raised from a baby was a Vimp—a demon that was a cross between an imp and a vampire. They had learned it just last Halloween. But since they hadn't told her on Thanksgiving--it was Christmas or never. Can a demon celebrate a Christian holiday?
"Inspirational historical romance"--Spine.
Scottish midwife Ellen Nicholson is over the moon when things go from professional to personal with dreamy doctor Sean Jamieson! Then her world crashes down when she discovers the baby she's carrying could put her life at risk. But when she looks into Sean's gorgeous eyes, something tells Ellen they'll hold out for a Christmas miracle—together.
A real hero to save her heart this Christmas… Being reunited with her childhood sweetheart is quite a surprise for pediatric consultant Jessica Rae. Especially as the boy she once knew is now a sinfully sexy, lifesaving firefighter! Even now, single dad Callum Kennedy still makes her heart go boom—something this grieving doctor thought never again possible…. For Callum and his gorgeous son, Drew, Jessica could be just what this heartbroken little family needs. And he'll do anything to convince her that he's just what she needs, too…starting with a heart-stopping Christmas kiss!
Seduction in a Santa Claus suit? When millionaire Chaz Monroe goes undercover at the ad agency he bought, he has to figure out why his star employee, Kim McKinley, won't work on the very important Christmas campaign. He'll go to any length to get answers from the beautiful go-getter—if he has to kiss them out of her, so be it. Kim can't believe Chaz's nerve. So why is she always falling into his arms…and into his bed? Soon, this exasperating man unlocks her secrets just in time for a Christmas she'll never forget…and one he may never live down!
The host of public television's "Tree Stories" has written the ideal book for homeowners and gardeners, focusing on trees as outdoor "furniture" that complement, complete, and raise the property value of any home or structure.
A love story for Christmas—now a Hallmark Channel original movie—from the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk. Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful. Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks—until the evening of December 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules: 1. No deep, probing personal questions 2. No drama 3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship 4. The contract is void on Christmas Day The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.
In the small Texas town of Mistletoe, the pretty little plant definitely lives up to its reputation for eliciting kisses! Santa's Mistletoe Mistake by Carla Cassidy Little Libby asked Santa to bring her mommy a prince for Christmas: cowboys need not apply. That means cattleman Jake Hanson is definitely out. But the Man in Red works in mysterious ways…. A Merry Little Wedding by Cathy McDavid Maid of honor Emma Sturlacky wishes she could enjoy the preparations for her mom's Christmas wedding. If only it felt less like an echo of her own disastrous engagement. (And if only her handsome ex-fiancé, Nick Hayes, wasn't one of the groomsmen!) Mistletoe Magic by Marin Thomas Who's got more baggage: Finley McCarthy, the struggling single mom of boisterous twin boys, or Cooper Hollis, the jaded rancher caring for his curmudgeonly dad? Tough call. More important, will that baggage squash their chance at a budding romance?
In a Christmas fable, a lonely boy captures a beautiful snowflake, decides to give his unique treasure to the kindest person in the world, and in the process, discovers the true spirit of Christmas.
A red-hot festive fling! Two weeks of no-strings naughtiness. That's all wealthy businessman Will Spalding wants for Christmas. That's all he ever wants from a relationship. He didn't expect to find it at the Lars Usten Lodge in snowy Utah, until the cute little blonde next door almost whacked him in the head with her cell phone. Hooking up with a handsome stranger is exactly what event planner Penny Devlin needs to put her obnoxious ex out of her mind forever. In fact, Will may just be the best Christmas present she's ever given herself! But as the holidays work their magic, Penny realizes Will has found a place in her heart, not just her bed. How can she carry on, knowing he's determined to walk away when their two weeks are up?
Free-spirited journalist Grace McKinnon is happy jet-setting from one adventure to the next. That is, until work beckons her back home for Christmas, to Beckett's Run—the cozy winter wonderland that contains everything she ran away from years ago, including childhood sweetheart J. C. Carson…. Blazing into town in her red convertible, Grace nearly runs J.C. off the road! And working together to organize the Christmas festival, sparks fly even as their past looms between them. But with the first snowflakes falling, will Grace be able to resist J.C. under the mistletoe…despite all their differences?