Overcoming a history of hard knocks, Jett has made the military his entire life with no room for anything other than his next mission, or anyone outside of his team. Jett is one of the men that served with Bryce Holmes, carrying out covert operations for the military. When Bryce doesn't make it out, Jett and the other two members of the team are tasked with carrying out their most important assignment to date.
Cassie doesn't have time for a man, dating, or any relationship not revolving around her children. Her hodgepodge family takes every ounce of strength and organizational capacity she has each day. They may have come to her in the darkest moment of her life through circumstances she would give anything to change, but now they are her entire world.
"A sweet, fairly short, feel good book!"
Emily is doing everything she can to protect her two young children, including a late night bus trip to parts unknown where her ex can't find her. She just needs a little time to heal from the last physical encounter and figure out her next move. She is determined to find a way to make more of herself and provide a different life for her children than the one she had as a child. She is determined to do it on her own, as the only men she has ever allowed close have crushed her spirit and body.
"Narrator read to fasten"
Savannah Greane is a good mother in a terrible situation, on the brink of losing her son due to injuries sustained in another attack by her ex-husband. She has run for years, limited personal friends for fear others could get hurt, and lived in shelters, but he found her and now his parents are suing for custody, saying she is unable to care for her son. When a tall man walks into her room and offers her a solution, it seems too good to be true, but she doesn't have any other option.
Before her death, Mama Jean, as she was fondly known by the foster children she took in, set in motion the plans for the Hertzel-Mendall Family Farm, a community established to offer homes to families that fostered children. The "farm" offers therapeutic, recreational and many other services all in one place to achieve the best outcomes for children in the foster care system. "Mama" Jean Hertzel fostered teenagers who had run out of options - teens who were considered unadoptable mostly due to their ages but sometimes for other reasons.
Hadley is an eternal optimist, despite her pint-sized stature. She is loved and adored by everyone, full of joy and kindheartedness. Until the day, Logan Reems takes it upon himself to become her designated, albeit it reluctant knight in shining armor and rescue her from the mud. She has never come up against anyone so haughty and mean spirited. Her determination to avoid contact with him is derailed when she finds out his two boys will be in her kindergarten class.
Katja truly adored all her foster siblings, but Lincoln holds a special place in her heart. He had already been with Mama Jean when they had taken her in, straight from the hospital; and through the pain of physical and emotional healing, they had become best friends, a friendship that endured through their childhood and into adulthood. The two of them are the glue that holds all of the others together.
When their parents died in a plane crash, Nick and his identical twin, Nate, end up bouncing around foster care, always trying to find a way back together. No one wants two teenage boys, until the night Mama Jean made them a deal they couldn't refuse. Now he has finished college, and is the new baseball coach and teacher at his old high school. Excited to have landed a job so close to his home and responsibilities on the Farm, he arrives ready to help the teenagers he surrounds himself with daily. The last thing he expects is to run into Hope, the girl that had left Mama Jean's program without any explanation years before.
Ryker was raised in a foster care group home, and never gained the softer skills a family would have given him. Upon graduation he joined the military, providing him structure, meaning, and a great career of which he could be proud. After 12 years he has a life he is comfortable within, a team that he would die to protect and little else in his solitary existence.
"Wonderful story that will bring tears to your eyes"
Talia and Scarlett are the perfect opposites of each other except for the fact that they are identical twins. Talia is focused and brainy and finds interacting with people strenuous. Scarlett lives life with her arms wide open to each new experience and is the life of every party. They are the perfect foils for each other, weak where the other is strong and vice versa. Unfortunately one of them is fighting a losing battle, and when she makes a request for one final hurrah to finish her bucket list, her sister can't refuse her.
Abby left home an emancipated, beaten, and broken 16-year-old. Years later she is still tethered by the physical and emotional scars of the past. Having built a successful career at Halseth, Inc. under the steady tutelage of the retiring CEO Jack Halseth, she is in for the shock of her life when Brandon Halseth is named the new CEO. Brandon's attention is much less altruistic and causing her to step outside her safely constructed existence.
Tristan DancingStar is dedicated to helping preserve his tribe's rich traditions and heritage and leading them into even brighter things down the road. His father, the Principal of the local elementary school, has been charged with the task of helping select Tristan's future mate in a very traditional arrangement from those normally undertaken in this day and age. Tristan walks a fine line between contemporary business and caring for the needs of his people.
On the verge of graduation from college and acceptance into the Medical School program, she has long since put the mysteries of her birth in the rearview mirror. However, she is tethered to the past by one tiny flaw; she sees, feels, and hears things that aren't real. Her visions have always been a part of her, and learning to cope with them over the years as therapists, medical trials, and even untraditional treatments failed, was just part of life as she knew it. Unfortunately, what was once just a nuisance to her mental state is escalating as each episode becomes more violent, and the visions threaten everything she has worked to accomplish.
Gabe Lundin has it all: a wonderful girlfriend, a growing business, and an extended tight-knit family. But he misses his best friend. He and Camille grew up together, and she is in every memory and milestone in his life up until two years ago. Time and several bad choices have driven a wedge between them, and they have taken different paths.
"Warm and heartfelt"
Jonathan Lange has served as Zoya's bodyguard, legal counsel, and guardian ad litem since her late father's demise. He will do anything to safeguard her, help keep the secrets of her family, and ensure the success of the Palseck family company, Viztec. Unfortunately, forces outside his control are out to right old wrongs, and Zoya is the last member of her family whose blood can provide vengeance and immortality of sorts.
With time dwindling on Marjorie's resignation, Sawyer's hiring process hits a snag, and his mother - without his knowledge - sends one of her own people to help out during the transition. The male assistant he was expecting named Alex turns out to be the quick-witted, extremely beautiful female distraction he never knew he needed or wanted on his property. Through a hilarious battle of wits, these two polar opposites will battle each other every step of the way, while learning that sometimes the hardest fought battles lead to the sweetest surrender.
Sarah had always been Lane's strength - the woman who saw him through all the difficult times, even the death of a team member who had been like a brother to him. Finally, he had decided to leave the military and devote his time to the love of his life and his newborn daughter. But fate steps in, and all that changes in the matter of one terrible day.
Eryn spent years putting her hometown in the rearview mirror, never wanting to revisit the events that drove her from the only home she had known. She has become a successful businesswoman with a heart of stone, moving from one critical assignment to another never in one place too long. Now on the verge of attaining that final all important promotion, she is given the final test in a project so big it will be the feather in her cap or her undoing. The only obstacle is that it is the new sports complex in her hometown.
Hannah's brother Brady was burned by a woman once, and now his only goal is taking care of his mother and sister as he deems appropriate. He is not about to let an irresponsible single mother like Dana derail the plans he has for his family. Unfortunately, this hurt unfeeling man might be the only thing able to stand up to the past when it blows into town demanding steep dues. The consequences for these two damaged hearts will hang in the balance.
Ryan, Beth, and Grace had been the best of friends from kindergarten through high school graduation. The trio considered one another family, and every significant moment of one of their lives was chronicled in the minds of the other friends. On graduation night the crossroads between high school and the rest of their lives took a major detour and hurtled them in directions no one could have imagined.