With her ranch on the line and three younger sisters to care for, Sunny Thornton is in no position to take on any more responsibility. But when she learns that the man who was paralyzed saving her life in a bank robbery isn't being cared for, she feels it's her duty to help him. She isn't moved by his attempts to push her away, nor does she care that he is an ex-con. As far as she's concerned, Ash has paid for his crimes. Plus, she can't deny the stirrings inside of her whenever he's near.
After seven years in prison, Duncan Malone has returned home to Washita, Texas, to reclaim his land that now belongs to strangers. But his homecoming isn't a warm one; his mother lies in a catatonic state, and the residents of Washita aren't taking well to a murderer living amongst them. Franki Taylor is seven-months pregnant, alone, and forced to run her grandfather's farm as he succumbs to pneumonia.
The stigma of his heritage has made Hawk accustomed to ridicule in Comanche County. Shunned by nearly everyone in town, he finds comfort in the one person who always accepted him: the beautiful Abby McCormick. But even as their childhood friendship blossoms into a passion neither of them can keep at bay, they know that Abby's father will never accept their love. Then, after an evening with Abby, Hawk is ambushed and beaten. Believing him dead, Abby spends four years mourning him.
LaRisa Chee is torn from her father's side when her tribe, the Chiricahua Apache, are taken and imprisoned in Florida. While her family and loved ones battle disease, starvation, and abominable conditions, she is sent to suffer the Carlisle Indian School, an institution run by the very people who destroyed her beloved family. But when a handsome stranger arrives, claiming to be sent by her father, LaRisa realizes he may be her only chance to escape the same fate of her people.
To the Apaches, Daniella Blackwood was an adopted daughter, respected and cherished. To their shaman, the bold white streak in her hair made her special and her visions in the flames make her a woman of magic. Yet no magic could protect Daniella from the passion that sears her senses when she first meets Travis Colton.
"I loved the characters, the story kept me going."
A war erupts on the Western plains as tensions mount between the Southern Arapaho and settlers. Caught in the middle is Winter Fawn, torn between loyalty to her father and her mother's Arapaho people. Carson Dulaney has come West with his sister to start over after the War Between the States. But he is not prepared for the dangers of his new home. He is near death after an attack from a native tribe when Winter Fawn finds him and saves his life.
When Angela Barnes is captured and held hostage by the Apaches, she has no idea that the fate of a nation rests on her shoulders. She wants only her freedom - even if it means the fragile peace between settlers and the Apache tribe will be shattered once and for all. As an adopted member of the Apache, Matt Colton understands the devastation war would mean for his beloved tribe. But if Angela agrees to marry him - and never tell what happened to her - order can be kept.
From the day of his birth, Pace Colton, also known as Fire Seeker, has been something of a troublemaker. Over the years he has grown into a stubborn, angry man who has managed to alienate himself from the very people he loves most. Now a telegram has come from his family asking for his help. He has been asked to go to Mexico and find Joanna, his stepbrother's daughter, captured by the evil, ruthless man known as El Carnicero - the Butcher.
Nineteen-year-old Brianna Flanigan has a fight on her hands, one that she intends to win. As head of the family since her parent's death, she must keep the family ranch together, even as the most powerful and ruthless man in the county is determined to drive her out. One man has the courage to stand beside her and help her; a man called Wolf. He is a man without fear, a fierce loner, and he always takes what he wants. Before long, it's Brianna that he wants.
It has been two years since grief-stricken widower Matt Colton rode off to avenge his wife's death, never to return. Yet, he remains the only man 19-year-old Serena's heart yearns for, the only man she's ever loved. So when Matt is desperately needed at home to protect his family against the brewing Apache revolt, Serena sets out to find him. It is in the isolation of a desolate shack that Serena finds her rugged rancher, on the verge of giving up all hope.
It was supposed to be a brief assignment, one that forced Agent Morgan Foster to leave his children for six months. When it backfires, that assignment turns into four years in Central America, hiding and fighting to survive. But now he's back, and is horrified to learn that his ex-wife has died, leaving his supposedly orphaned children under the care of a foster mother. Widow Sarah Collins loves her foster children as if they are her own, and they love her in return.
When Jessica's half-brother is hauled off in chains, bound for prison with the Apaches in Florida, she is left shattered. Still, while her heart is broken, her will remains as strong as ever, and she immediately sets off after him, vowing to free him from unjust captivity. But there is one obstacle she did not expect.
Dalton McShane rolled into Two Oaks like a thunderstorm - dark, angry, powerful, and mysterious. But when it comes time to confront the conniving woman claiming to carry his child, the heat of his fury instantly simmers over.
"I hate abrupt endings!"
Trace Youngblood needs a place to hide. He's been betrayed, chased, soaked to the bone, and shot. But when he finds refuge in the back of Lillian Robert's van, he'll soon find his heart at risk, too.
Jennifer Franklin can't escape the strange and horrifying dream that has haunted her since childhood. So when that very dream comes alive on the pages of author Brett McCormick's latest bestseller, she's determined to find out what it all means. The attraction between Jennifer and Brett is instant and irresistible. Then, a twist of fate lands them in New Orleans and the two lovers are thrust into a battle that transcends time, for their love, and for their lives.
Samantha Carmichael is positive that it’s her knack for solving production problems that rightfully earned her the job promotion: a new position created especially for her, and at triple the salary. But when the CEO’s son, arrogant and handsome Nick Elliot, takes over the company when his father falls ill, he’s positive it wasn’t Sammi's able mind that got her to the top, but her striking beauty. Still, it's more than Sammi's looks that captivate Nick as he finds himself unable to get her off of his mind.
A Long Way Home is the story of two outcasts searching for a place to call their own. After seven years in prison, Duncan Malone returns to Washita, Texas desperately wanting to reclaim his family’s farm. But it is now owned by Franki Taylor, a young unmarried woman who is six months pregnant. In the eyes of the townspeople, they are both suspicious and untrustworthy. So when Duncan starts working for Franki, a storm of gossip threatens to destroy the two of them.
"Big fan of the author; the narrator... not so much"
Undercover agent Harper Montgomery came home to bury his brother Mike, but he couldn't leave until he found out why Annie, the love of his life, had not waited for him 10 years ago. Why had she married his brother instead?
Moments after Zane Houston opened his door to an unexpected visitor - the beautiful Becca Cameron - shots rang out. But did she have anything to do with it? Becca found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time - again. But even after she manages to convince Zane of her innocence, she is thrust into a whirlwind of danger and violence.
Love is all they have, and it's all 20-year-old Bess Dulaney thinks she needs from Hunter MacDougall. But Hunter knows he cannot provide Bess with the life she deserves, and his pride stands between them and the future they both desire. Then tragedy strikes, leaving Bess with no memories of her life or the man she wants to share it with. Suddenly, Hunter finds himself forced to put his faith in the passion that he can no longer deny.
"Warm & gentle"