Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places - just for fun, and just for one day - and Ellie refuses to switch back. Everything of Helen's, from her toys to her friends to her identity, now belongs to her sister.
"A brilliantly written but painful story."
Abby McCallister can ride and shoot better than any man she's ever met, but when the threat of losing her ranch forces her to find a husband, she is unprepared for the mysterious stranger who takes her hand and evokes in her a sudden desire to be a lady fit for his arm. He'd sworn to protect her. He couldn't do that if she married someone else.... Cole Redbourne, immersed in guilt over the accident that claimed his best friend, discovers there was nothing accidental about it.
"Great beginning to a series....I hope!"
Tayla Hawthorne finds herself far from home with no memory of her past - her only connection an ornately carved locket. But when a dark and dashing stranger triggers a familiar yearning inside her, she discovers that the key to her future lies in her past. Rafe Redbourne has a lock on his heart. For eight years he has carried the weight of his past on his shoulders, immersing himself in his life as a bounty hunter, tracking fugitives.
"A Great Talent!"
A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author's yearlong journey through a book from every country. Ann Morgan writes in the opening of this delightful book, "I glanced up at my bookshelves, the proud record of more than 20 years of reading, and found a host of English and North American greats starting down at me.... I had barely touched a work by a foreign language author in years.... The awful truth dawned. I was a literary xenophobe."
Ann Morgan considered herself well read - until she discovered the "massive blindspot" on her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American authors, there were very few books from beyond the English-speaking world. So she set an ambitious goal: to read one book from every country in the world over the course of a year. Now she's urging other Anglophiles to read translated works so that publishers will work harder to bring foreign literary gems back to their shores.
Ethan Redbourne has secluded himself away from the world since a horrible accident left him scarred and bitter toward the man responsible. But when his help is enlisted by the spirited woman next door to help in the hunt for a legendary treasure, the fire in her emerald eyes reignites hope in the forges of his heart.
"Third Time's a Charm!"
She hoped it would be love… Emma Foster leaves her precious Boston to make a life in the West only to discover her betrothed has been killed and his brother is to take his place in their marriage agreement. When information comes to light that could change their contract, she must decide if she'll risk everything to experience the heat of his gaze and the warmth of his touch forever. He never expected she would change his heart…
"Well Written Short Story!"
In the 1950s women were seen as docile homemakers due to the propaganda of the vocal but few feminazis of the 1960s. The 1970s through the 1990s women experienced the fallout of the so-called liberation of women with a rise of angst and self-consciousness that led to depression, image issues, and guilt. Today the traditional woman, the new lady, is standing up to the lies of the culture and media and proclaiming, enough! Women don't want to be enslaved, patronized, labeled, or invaded.