As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually. He hears beautiful music and feels true peace.
Back on earth, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to life and the bliss of heaven is replaced by a long and painful recovery.
Killed in a bombing, Richard Stroud never got his wife's love letters. Trevor Rule did--and fell in love with the writer of those letters. He was a stranger with a terrible secret. She was a grieving widow locked in her memories. It would be a challenge to make her love him--and impossible if she ever found out the truth.
Accident is a powerful and ultimately triumphant novel of lives shattered and changed by one devastating moment.
Although frequent business meetings keep her husband, Brad, away from home, Page Clarke feels blessed with her happy family and comfortable marriage. They have a house near San Francisco and she keeps busy looking after their seven-year-old son, Andy, and their teenage daughter, Allyson.
Allyson, at fifteen, is trying her wings and one weekend, instead of an evening with her friend Chloe, the girls lie and go out with two older high school boys. But a Saturday night that was supposed to be fun ends in tragedy when their car collides head-on with another.
At the hospital, Page finds Chloe's divorced father, Trygve, and, unable to locate Brad, she leans on his strength throughout the the long hours of tormenting questions. Will Allyson live? Will any of them? Were the teenagers drinking? Using drugs? Who was at fault? And where is her husband? Without Brad by her side Page feels her life start to come apart as she is forced to confront the fact that Allyson may not live, and if she does, she may never be the same again.
For the past few years, Lilah Mason has watched her sister find love, get married, and have children, while she's been more than content to channel her energies into her career. A physical therapist with an unsinkable spirit and unwavering compassion, she's one of the best in the field. But when Lilah takes on a demanding new case, her patient's life isn't the only one transformed. Her new patient, Adam, challenges her methods and authority at every turn. Yet Lilah is determined to help him recover the life he's lost. What she can't see, until it's much too late, is that while she's winning Adam's battle, she's losing her heart ... And as professional duty and her passionate yearning clash, she must choose the course right for them both.
The second in a quartet of Maitland Maternity novels connected by a mother's legacy of love.
For Michael Lord, head of security at Maitland Maternity, the arrival of the package from his long-lost mother recalled his abandonment as a baby -- so he wasn't about to desert his secretary, Jenny Marrow. Seven months ago her husband had died in an accident. Now she was pregnant and her controlling mother-in-law wanted custody of the unborn child. The confirmed bachelor couldn't ignore a woman in trouble. Michael had an idea that could keep Jenny and her baby in Texas -- a temporary husband!
In jeopardy and running for her life, Kelly Parker was the lone witness to a ghastly triple murder. And her only chance for survival rested on the impossibly broad shoulders of Trent Tucker. His mission: Protect Kelly from a deadly threat while unraveling the clues of a complicated case.
Though the ex-bounty hunter turned Colby Agent knew he should keep his professional distance from Kelly, his feelings for the young beauty became increasingly personal. But would the combustible passion that raged between them be extinguished by the killer on their trail?
He called himself Jones and was more pirate than charter boat captain. His protective streak was suffocating. His kisses devastating. And the bullet scar on his back, the gun tucked in his pants, told Ann that there was plenty the sexy stranger wasn't telling her. Perhaps even more than she wasn't telling him.
Because she wasn't Ann Smith, island-hopping rich girl. She was Analiese Tremaine, and she was there to find and rescue her missing brother. But how long could she hold on to her carefully constructed identity when her search had already landed her in deep trouble with no one but Jones to help her out alive?
Dynamic lawyer Daniel Boylan was rich, powerful... and poised to become the next ambassador to France. His ambitions -- and responsibilities -- determined that he put others' wishes before his own... even love.
Katherine Harriman was no stranger to poverty and loneliness. And when her controversial romance with Daniel Boylan threatened his career, she opted to face life alone -- even with a baby on the way.
But ten years after their passionate affair, their child was in danger, and the elegant single mom needed help only the father of her child could provide. With passions rekindled and long-held secrets revealed, would they find the courage to love again?
Single father Sam Lowery was good at many things, but raising his little girl to be a lady didn't seem to be one of them. So before his precious daughter started swearing like a truck driver, Sam set out to find a nanny who could steer her in the feminine direction... and in walked sunshine, a.k.a. Erin O'Grady. The redheaded beauty was ALL female, and before long she'd charmed his daughter and jump-started Sam's on-hiatus libido. Then Sam was forced to confront his family history, and lovely Erin offered an ear to bend and a shoulder to cry on. And then she offered him her virginity...
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Six unforgettable kids - with no families, no homes - are funning for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends are products of an experiment: they were engineered to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. Now they've excaped, and they need to know who made them, who's hunting them, and why they were designed to be superior to all other humans.
Hannah Bradshaw arrives home to find an elderly gentleman with a snowy-white beard waiting on her steps. He hands her a worn and battered envelope. But before Hannah can find out who he is, he vanishes...
Hannah opens the envelope to find a long-lost letter from her hometown sweetheart, Roman Frazer. Seven years ago they'd planned to marry -- until another woman claimed to be carrying Roman's child. Distraught, Hannah fled. This letter states the baby WASN'T Roman's. Could Hannah have been wrong to run away from the one man she'd always loved... and still loved? It's time for Hannah to find out the truth...
Annie Trimble lives in a solitary world that on one enters or understands. As delicate and beautiful as the tender blossoms of the Oregon spring, she is shunned by a town that misinterprets her affliction. But cruelty cannot destroy the love Annie holds in her heart.
Alex Montgomery is horrified to learn his wild younger brother forced himself on a helpless "idiot girl." Tormented by guilt, Alex agrees to marry her and raise the babe she carries as his own. But he never dreams he will grow to cherish his lovely, mute, misjudged Annieher childlike innocence, her womanly charms and the wondrous way she views her world. And he becomes determined to break through the wall of silence surrounding herto healand to be healed by Annie's sweet song of love.
THE LAST THING NINA NEEDED WAS FRED
She was beginning life fresh -- new job, new apartment. No husband. All she wanted was a puppy. A happy, perky puppy.
Instead she got Fred. Part basset, part beagle, part manic-depressive.
She loved Fred. Everything was great. Well, her best friend went through men like tissues and somehow Nina had to single-handedly save the company she worked for, but her life was great. Until Fred brought home Alex Moore -- poster boy for lonely women. NO, NO, NO she yelled at her hormones and her heart. Anyone but Alex.
Gentle and kind Natalie McMahon was everything rancher Jared Ryan wanted in his rambunctious children's nanny. While she was the perfect role model for his twin sons, she was also the embodiment of all of Jared's fantasies. But Jared sensed Natalie was hiding something from him, and before he'd open his wary, scarred heart he was determined to unlock the secrets of this beautiful woman.
Caring for Jared's kids came naturally to Natalie. And falling for the single dad was just as effortless. Natalie knew the feelings they were both fighting against couldn't be denied -- nor could the truth... that Jared's adopted sons were actually HERS.
In April of 1970, during NASA's fifth mission to the moon, Jim Lovell and his fellow Apollo 13 astronauts found their craft crippled by a mysterious explosion. The authors detail the harrowing and heroic four day rescue.
For Abby MacKenzie, a few months working in an apple orchard -- far away from Los Angeles -- may be just what the doctor ordered. Hard physical labor, fresh air and nothing to remind her of the trouble at home.
So she drives across the country and arrives at Templeton Orchard. The large Templeton clan is warm and welcoming -- except Dr. Jake Templeton, who doesn't want Abby anywhere near his unhappy young daughter.
However, as the busy apple season progresses, the little girl reaches out to Abby. And Jake finds himself falling for the sensitive, beautiful woman who's haunted by her past.
Courtly Intrigues... Magic And Romance...
In Renaissance Italy, he is poet laureate, confused by the intrigues of a corrupt court, faithful only to his poetry and his patron, caught in a secret plot to save Europe from war.
But in the America of his own poetic dreams, he is Lodovico Ariosto,warrior-hero of the Cerocchi people,come to deliver them from the soul-stealing wizard who would conquer them and the whole innocent world.
Who is Artemis Fowl? A genius. A criminal mastermind. A millionaire. And he is not twelve years old. Yet crafty as he is, Artemis may have met his match in Captain Holly Short, and elf from the LEPrecon Special Forces, when he plots to steal the richest treasure the world has ever known- the timeless treasure of the fairies!
THE WRONG BED...
Jasmine didn't expect to wake up beside best man Connor Harrowsmith the morning after her sister's wedding! It turns out that she's made a genuine mistake and nothing actually happened...
But as she stumbles from Connor's hotel room, in a state of undress, the paparazzi of Sydney are there to meet her!
...CREATES A SCANDAL...
Connor insists they wed, and Jasmine knows she's got to agree or her family will disown her. But Connor is thinking of more than just a marriage on paper!