Jack Guardetto, handsome, successful and ambitious, had a job to do at All Appliance: keep the store out of the red. When he caught sight of Helen Steward, his focus all but disappeared from her fascinating allure. Captivated by the misconstrued Scottish woman, Jack wanted nothing more than to save her from the cruel remarks and nasty innuendos the sales staff made about their rigid Human Resources manager. When their surroundings get incredibly tight while stuck in the store safe during a power outage, their professional mantras cease to exist.
At age 12, Emma Davis loses her loving family when her father is killed in a farming accident. After her mother dies, a friendly Indian tribe take her in, raising her as their own, they name her Little Dove. A decade later, the chief insists she marry his son, a brave she considers to be her brother. Escaping before her tribal ceremony, Little Dove comes across a stagecoach that has been attacked. All appear to be dead. After discovering a journal, she takes on Margaret Bridal-son's past, present and future.
The Sisters Inn gave Eliza Thompson an escape from her past and a promising future as co-proprietor with her dear friend, Abigail Draper. Eliza and Abby, a widow with a half-breed son, combine their strengths to run the inn located on the outskirts of Denver in 1873. When it comes time to hire a father-son team of wayward handymen, Harold and Daniel Tanner, Eliza is hesitant, noting Daniel's undernourished appearance and odd demeanor.
Nestled away amongst the olive groves of the Tuscan hillside stands a welcoming villa where a dedicated dog finds his way into the hearts of vacationing families. Sole has one purpose, to make visitors happy. He is kind and sensitive. Sole takes his job as The Villa Dog seriously. His bravery and loyalty are often rewarded. He keeps the children out of harm's way, and eventually the others become aware of his special ability to bring happiness.