Celeste Nichols has always preferred to keep to herself in her hometown of Pine Gulch, Idaho...until she becomes an instant celebrity! When one of her children's stories becomes a major success, she's suddenly the talk of the town. Celeste should be gloriously happy...but something, someone, special is still missing from her life. Could the return of her childhood crush be the answer?
It's been two rough years since Andrea Montgomery lost her husband, and all she wants is for her children to enjoy their first Christmas in Haven Point. But then Andie's friend asks a favor - to keep an eye on her brother, Sheriff Marshall Bailey, who's recovering from a hit-and-run. Andie will do anything for Wyn, even park her own misgivings to check on her grouchy, wounded bear of a brother.
Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward's Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke - literally - and now she's stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a hero, but she's not expecting one who almost runs her down with his car! Rescuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine.
"It Was Okay. I'll Try One More"
Christmas is the last thing on Cole Barrett's mind this year. He's barely hanging on trying to care for his two grieving children since his ex-wife died in a tragic accident. For the reclusive Cole, this is no time for gift giving and celebration - and certainly not for a sunny-natured optimist to blow into his screwed-up life. Physician Devin Shaw has long researched the curative powers of Lake Haven's mineral waters. Unfortunately the hot springs are on Barrett property, forcing Devin to strike a bargain.
Protecting the streets of Haven Point isn't just a job for police officer Wyn Bailey; it's a family tradition. But lately she's found herself wanting more, especially from her boss - and her overprotective brother's best friend - sexy chief of police Cade Emmett. The only problem is getting Cade to view her as more than just a little sister.
Hope Nichols has never felt as if she belonged anywhere except her hometown of Pine Gulch. So when she hears that her family's property, Christmas Ranch, is set to be shut down forever, a determined Hope heads home. She refuses to let the Grinch steal her holiday - this will be the most memorable ranch Christmas ever! And, thanks to hunky former navy SEAL Rafe Santiago and his adorable nephew, she might just pull off that miracle.
"I couldn't get past the readers voice."
McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her hometown of Haven Point. It may be small, but it's never let her down...unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick. He was her childhood hero until he closed his family's factory, leaving the town's economy in shambles. Now his tech firm is considering opening a local facility. For Haven Point's sake, McKenzie has to grit her teeth and play nice.
No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiance has been two-timing her and she's left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself.
"Nice story, not so nice narration."
Hardened rancher Ridge Bowman has long told himself he has no need for love - just work and his little girl are enough to get him through. But when his cleaning lady, Sarah Whitmore, gets injured on his staircase, well, of course he has to invite her to spend the holidays with him. It's only the responsible thing to do. Only, Sarah isn't really there to work on his house. She came bearing precious artwork belonging to Ridge's late mother, and possibly a secret that could devastate them both. But as Christmas draws closer, so does Ridge - and Sarah convinces herself that she will tell him what she knows as soon as the holiday is over.
Alexandra McKnight prefers a life of long workdays and...short-term relationships, and she's found it in Hope's Crossing. A sous chef at the local ski resort, she's just been offered her dream job at an exclusive new restaurant being built in town. But when it comes to designing the kitchen, Alex finds herself getting up close and personal with construction foreman Sam Delgado....
Who was Taft Bowman going to call when he needed help? Because 10 years ago Laura Pendleton, the love of his life, left town without a word, then or since. Now she was back, with a new last name - and two adorable, high-needs little ones in tow. Well, Taft had been stupid enough to let her go once before; he wasn't about to make the same mistake again.
To reboot her life, shed weight, and gain perspective, candy shop owner Charlotte Caine is passing up sweet enticements. But willpower doesn't come easily when Spencer Gregory comes back to Hope's Crossing, bringing with him memories of broken promises. A retired pro baseball player on the mend from injury - and scandal - he's interested in his own brand of reinvention. Holding on to past hurt is her only protection against falling for him - again. But if she takes the risk, will she find in Spencer a hometown heartbreaker, or the hero she's always wanted?
Evie Blanchard was at the top of her field in the city of angels. But when an emotional year forces her to walk away from her job as a physical therapist, she moves from Los Angeles to Hope's Crossing seeking a quieter life. So the last thing she needs is to get involved with the handsome, arrogant Brodie Thorne and his injured daughter, Taryn. A self-made man and single dad, Brodie will do anything to get Taryn the rehabilitation she needs...even if it means convincing Evie to move in with them.
"Great Series. Wish book one was on audible, too."
Claire Bradford needed a wake-up call. What she didn't need was a tragic car accident. As a single mom and the owner of a successful bead shop, Claire leads a predictable life in Hope's Crossing, Colorado. So what if she has no time for romance? At least that's what she tells herself, especially when her best friend's sexy younger brother comes back to town as the new chief of police.
Spring should bring renewal, but Maura McKnight-Parker cannot escape the past. Still reeling from the loss of one daughter, the former free spirit is thrown for a loop by the return of her older daughter, Sage, and the reappearance of her first love, Sage's father. Jackson Lange never knew his daughter - never even knew that he'd left the love of his life pregnant when he fled their small town - but he has never forgotten Maura. Now they are all back, but Sage has her own secret....
"Like this series"
Lucy Drake and Brendan Caine have only one thing in common… And it's likely to tear them apart. Because it was Brendan's late wife, Jessie - and Lucy's best friend - who'd brought them together in the first place. And since Jessie's passing, Brendan's been distracted by his two little ones… and the memory of an explosive kiss with Lucy years before his marriage. Still, he'll steer clear of her. She's always been trouble with a capital T. Lucy couldn't wait to shed her small-town roots for the big city.
"Wild Iris Ridge"
New York Times best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne brings us two stories from her Outlaw Hartes series. These couples may not be looking for love, but they are about to find it! In The Valentine Two-Step, he had been bamboozled by women before, but for rancher and single father Matt Harte, this is the last straw! In Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid, 10 years ago Cassidy Harte stood at the altar waiting for Zach Slater, but he never showed. So she did the only thing she could - held her head up high and swore off men.
Six feet tall and spicy hot, Sheriff Daniel Galvez isn't the kind of man women say no to. Unless you're Lauren Maxwell. Years ago, Daniel had worked a case that had destroyed her family - and her trust in men. Now Lauren's come home, a trauma doctor, all cool eyed and distant. Still, something about this brave woman stirs up Daniel's emotions. Lucky for him Lauren needs a strong lawman to help her safeguard a battered teenage patient.
Nothing short of a miracle can help Eliza Hayward. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a hero, but she's not expecting one who almost runs her down with his car! Rescuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine. At first, putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza's hands assuages his guilt. But is he willing to risk his heart on a yuletide romance that could lead to forever?