Despite her sisters' nuptial successes, Clara Carrington is decidedly not interested in a husband - her charitable work is far more fulfilling than marriage would be. Or so she believes, until her sister Pauline sends her an ailing man, recently discharged from the British Army. Captain Stone Hawke-brooding, melancholy, and ruggedly appealing-may be the exact opposite of the New York gentlemen who court Clara, but he's also the only man who has ever made her heart beat faster...With no place else to go, Stone reluctantly accepts the shelter of the Carrington home-although he doesn't believe a Manhattan socialite like Clara can understand what he survived, and lost, in India......
He'd led everyone to believe he was a mild mannered civil servant who'd shamelessly neglected his exwife. In actuality, he was part of an elite team of undercover agents who fought to prevent a catastrophic attack on the US. Then, in the blink of an eye, the mission ;turned personal when his beloved former bride was caught in the cross fire. Blinded in an apparent hit and run and fleeing from a predator, Casey Warren put her fragile life in his hands. He'd battle til the end to protect Casey from a trigger happy traitor who leaked government secrets to a terrorist network. But can this stealthy secret agent regain his footing after he plummets head over heels in love?
Life is easier with a good pair of running shoes. After her life was downsized by a divorce and a pink slip, Zoey Jones moved back home to Blytheville, Missouri. Now tending bar at her uncle's watering hole, Zoey is working overtime to keep her rebellious teenage daughter and her eccentric parents out of trouble.
NY City TV news producer Whitney Sheridan lives on a diet of caffeine, antacids, junk food, and stress - and she wouldn't havew it any other way. Her work is demanding, but its also a cocoon of security that means she never has to count on anyone else. And then comes word that her last remaining relative, her beloved Aunt Claudia, has died leaving Whitney to settle her estate in Washita, TX. Whitney intends to perform her duties and return to NY as quickly as possible closing the door on memories of the warm, happy childhood summers she spent with Aunt Claudia. What she doesn't count on is local carpenter Adam Burkett, and his unsettling way of getting under her skin.
Karen Matheson, a child psychologist and head of Newfoundland Dog rescue, is great with other people's kids and her huge, gentle canines. But with her own daughter, Katie, single mom Karen feels like a failure. Growing up without a father has taken its toll on Katie, who, in her final year of high school, is moody, resentful, and loathe to confide in Karen. Katie's estranged dad was a marine and the need to somehow connect with that unknown part of her prompts the girl to begin hanging out at a local gym, taking boxing lessons from ex-marine Steve Songer.
To nonviolent Karen, Steve has 3 strikes against him: the Corps, a boxing gym, and, of all dogs, a pit bull. Worse, she blames him when Katie secretly enlists in the Marines! Yet as the distance between mother and daughter grows, Karen turns to Steve for help. The emotional fire that ignites between them stuns her. She has long given most of her affection to the Newfies she rescues. But real love means finding the courage to take a leap of faith, face a long kept secret, and perhaps risk everything to follow her heart....
From inside cover by author: Dinah's a woman at a crossroads in her life, an intrepid foreigh correspondent who's been through too much and is very close to coming unglued. Cord is one of those laid back bad boys we all dream about, but at his core he's one of the genuine good guys. For Dinah, he may turn out to be her greatest risk ever, but he definitely promises to offer the greatest reward.
Just one more little lie...that's how Julie Morrison gets herself through the day. And it works. Since running away from a broken home, she's built a nice life for herself based on a foundation of lies. A good career in Memphis and an engagement to a man who loves her mean she'll soon have the stability she's searched for her whole life.
Then Zach McRae brings the past back. Zach always looked out for Julie when they were kids. So even though she says she's happy, he can see right through her. He insists that she face the family she left behind, including the half brother who needs her no more than ever.....
From back cover: Orphaned as a teenager, Flip Paxton is now 42, single and the town maid in quaint Solace Glen. With no husband, children or relatives of her own, she's always taking care of everyone around her. But sometimes she encounters the kind of messes that aren't so easy to clean up.