Widower Connor Maguire advertises for a wife to raise his daughter, work the homestead and bear him a son. Ellen O’Sullivan longs for a home, a husband and a family. On paper, she is everything Connor needs in a wife. However, it soon becomes clear that Ellen has not been entirely truthful. As their personal feelings blur the boundaries of their deal, they begin to wonder if a bargain struck makes a marriage worth keeping.
When libel lawyer Tom Hadleigh acquires a perfect holiday home, a 14th century house in Umbria, there’s a slight problem: Tom can’t speak a word of Italian. Enter Evie Shaw, masquerading as an agency temp but in reality the newest reporter for gossip magazine Pure Dirt. Unbeknownst to Tom, Italian-speaking Evie has been sent to write an exposé on him. But she didn’t count on her subject being drop-dead gorgeous…
Wyoming 1880. Childhood sweethearts Rose McKinley and Will Hyde have always been destined to marry, and with their parents just as keen on the match, there is nothing to stop them. Except perhaps Cora, Rose’s younger sister. Lovesick and hung up on Will, she is sick of the happy couple. So when the handsome Mr. Galloway comes to town and turns Rose’s head, Cora sees an opportunity to get what she wants: Will.
Jenny O’Connor can’t believe her luck when she’s hired to teach summer art classes in Italy. Whilst the prospect of sightseeing and Italian food is hard to resist, Jenny’s far more interested in her soon-to-be boss, Max Castanien. She has always blamed him for a family tragedy and now she wants answers. But as the summer draws on, she starts to learn firsthand that there’s a fine line between love and hate.
When Patricia accompanies her father, Major George Carstairs, on a trip to Ladakh, north of the Himalayas in the early 1960s, she could never have foreseen meeting Kalden, a local man destined by circumstances beyond his control to be a monk but fated to be the love of her life. The lovers are determined to be together. But can their forbidden love survive?