When former Nashville police detective Summer Walsh visits her favorite B&B in Charleston, South Carolina, during the Christmas holiday, she discovers the innkeeper's dead body. What she'd hoped would be a relaxing holiday between jobs turns into a stressful and often frustrating experience with another innkeeper who didn't like the victim, a man who toys with elderly women's emotions, an ex-con who will do anything for money, and a very disloyal housekeeper.
Summer Walsh has barely gotten into her new temp job when she is called back to Atlanta to help figure out who murdered the owner of a daycare center. Not one to say no when someone needs her, she drops everything and goes. It's not easy to weed through suspects that range from a gold-digging, estranged wife and money-grubbing brother to a bunch of daycare workers who each had their own bone to pick with the victim.
Summer Walsh will do anything to avoid going back into law enforcement, so when she has an opportunity to leave Nashville and run a day care center in Atlanta, she grabs it. To her parents' chagrin, she stumbles on another dead body and can't resist the urge to get involved. Over the next several days, Summer encounters several suspects including a man who has threatened to take down the victim's tree that drops fruit into his yard, a nosy neighbor, a man who will stop at nothing to get her car, and the garden club president who thinks the victim is pond scum.
In spite of the fact that David has shown interest in Carly, she doesn't give in to her own attraction for him. She's intimidated by the fact that he's one of the most eligible bachelors in town and adored by all. Besides, her own parents couldn't make their marriage work, so why should she think she'd do any better at romance? After a tragedy strikes, they're thrown together in an unusual way. Is it possible for Carly and David to see what they have between them?
This is a box set of all five of the Hollister Sisters Mail Order Brides historical Christian romance stories. Sisters Julia, Lenora, Mary, and Sarah move west to Colorado to find love. Their father John follows a few years later.
What happens when a beautiful, smart, driven southern belle meets a handsome, equally driven man who suffers from PTSD? Charlene Pickford finds herself in a pickle after landing the job of her dreams in New York City. Her boss, Alan, might be attractive, but when it becomes obvious that he's hiding some deep, obviously very dark secret, she feels an overwhelming urge to flee to keep from falling in love with a guy who is so obviously wrong for her. Or is it too late?
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Julia Hollister's father is having a difficult time making ends meet, and the only option he sees is to marry off his daughters. Stone Michaels has become a successful rancher. He has everything he wants, except for one thing: a family. After he realizes there is very little chance of finding a single woman where he is in the mountains of Colorado, he responds to Mr. Hollister's letter about Julia. Stone offers no promises but states that he will cover her travel expenses, and she can stay with the pastor and his wife until he is ready to marry her.
Widowed Carol Scheirer never thought she'd find love again, but her late husband's closest friend, Alex Knight, manages to tug at her heart in a way she never thought possible. As much as she wants to experience romantic love again, she has to face her children who don't approve. Is it possible for Carol and Alex to overcome family obstacles and enjoy their own happily-ever-after?
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After widower John Hollister's daughters become mail order brides, he moves out to Colorado to be near them. Loneliness overwhelms him, prompting him to send off for his own mail order bride. His youngest daughter's disapproval stalls his wedding, sending everyone into a family dispute. Can John and his intended, Viola, ever find a way to be together?
After years of looking for a place to belong, Paula Andrews finally finds her niche in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Her soap and candle shop flourishes, and her friendship with the Papadopoulos family gives her the love and support she never got from her own family. The only thing missing is a romance - or, in the grand hopes of the Papadopoulos family, a proper marriage.
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Priscilla Slater goes to her 10-year high school reunion with equal parts dread and eager anticipation. Even though she's a successful owner of a chain of hair salons and no longer has the mousy brown hair, crooked teeth, and a discount-store wardrobe, she still feels like the ugly duckling. But when she arrives at the reunion, Priscilla soon realizes that her old classmates aren't exactly as she remembers them.
In this post-Civil War historical Christian romance, widow Lenora has run out of money, so she turns to her father for help. He struggles to make ends meet, but he can't turn his back on his daughter. After Jesse Grant loses his wife and two children in a fire, he has tried to make his way through life for the past couple of years. But it's hard to pastor such a large church without the support of a wife. The members of his church urge him to find a woman to marry, so he responds to the letter from John Hollister.
Sarah Hollister, the youngest of four sisters, moves to Colorado to become a mail order bride when her father can no longer support her. Her intended, Marvin Olson, has no intention of sending off for a mail order bride, but his brother Oliver has other ideas. Sparks do not fly at first, but after a series of disasters, everything changes. Is it possible for these two seemingly mismatched people to find love?
Mary Hollister never thought she would marry, but after she loses her job as governess for a wealthy family, she winds up being a mail order bride for Lester Packard, a man who moved to Colorado during the Gold Rush. The problem is, Mary isn't drawn to the angry, crusty man she'd married. Is it possible for Lester's heart to soften and Mary to warm up to the rancher who doesn't know how to treat a wife?