1945: Along with hundreds of other war brides, Betty, Madeline, Alice, and June set sail for New York to be with the men they love. In the days they spend at sea, the four young women become firm friends and vow to stay in touch no matter what their new lives bring. Life in a new country comes with many challenges, but Betty, Madeline, Alice, and June didn't move half way across the world to give up without a fight.
"Not just for women"
When her sister Lila and brother-in-law Gray are killed in a tragic accident, Bella is named as guardian to her two young nephews. Then she discovers that she's expected to co-parent with Gray's best friend, and grief turns to shock. Noah has always driven her crazy, and Bella's sure the arrogant, handsome Navy SEAL is the last person she wants to share a life with.
Lisa and Matt can't believe their luck. They have a dream house and a dream marriage, and very soon they'll have a dream family too. But life is rarely that simple. When their beautiful life is rocked by tragedy, they are forced to make an unbearable choice. Suddenly the future they've built together looks fragile and exposed. With aching hearts and their love on the line, they set off on a road trip through the stunning Californian landscape hoping that time and distance will help them start again.
"A waste of time!"
Rodeo champion Lark Anderson lived for the sound of crowds chanting his name. Now all he hears is a small voice saying, "daddy." A fall ended both his rodeo career and his marriage - leaving him a single dad. The town is suspicious of its new "celebrity" resident, and town darling Sophie Baxter has been nominated to keep an eye on the hot-tempered cowboy. But the sight of his strong arms hugging his daughter and tucking her in at night makes Sophie's heart ache with longing. Could this little family ever find a place in their hearts for her?
"Not this iconic narrator's usual style."
Suddenly injured out of the Navy, Tom Cartwright is struggling to return to civilian life. His little niece is his only ray of sunshine. Wrapped around her little finger, he agrees to be the 'show' in her school Show and Tell. Teacher Caitlin Rose knows all about past disappointments - once she danced in the spotlight but now she shows others how to. She's learned the hard way only to rely on herself. Yet once Tom looks at her with those big brown eyes she's done for. Can this paper ballerina crack the walls around this soldier's battle-worn heart?
As nervous as a teenager about to go on her first date, Jessica Mitchell waits for Special Forces Ranger Ryan McAdams - her best friend for the past year - whom she's never met! They've been pen pals while Ryan was away fighting for their country and Jessica was secretly fighting her own demons back home. She knows widower Ryan's fears of returning to civilian life and his hopes of reconnecting with his son. Now she can't wait to meet him face-to-face - to hear his voice and see his smile…
Suddenly injured out of the Navy, Tom’s struggling to return to civilian life. His precious niece Gabby is his only ray of sunshine. Until he agrees to be the ‘show’ in her school show-and-tell, and meets teacher Caitlin. Caitlin knows disappointment too - her ballet career’s now just a memory. Maybe together they can find a new reason to hope.
In the Special Forces, Luke Brown trained for the harshest of war situations; pity there's no training for being a husband and father. After two years away, he wasn't expecting his wife to welcome him open-armed, but he wasn't anticipating divorce papers either. When she sees him standing on her doorstep in his immaculate uniform, Olivia longs to feel her handsome husband's strong arms around her. But raising their son has been tough, and watching little Charlie fall in love with a dad who might leave again is terrifying.
"Great idea for a story. Too bad there was not one"
Coming home to meet his son for the first time is harder than he thought it would be, but can he earn his wife’s forgiveness? In the Special Forces Luke Brown was trained for everything except being a husband and father. After two years away, he wasn’t expecting his wife to welcome him open-armed, but he wasn’t anticipating divorce papers either. But Luke isn’t going to walk away again - and he’s determined to win back his wife and child!
When a celebrity cowboy moves to her neighbourhood, Sophie finds herself more involved with him than she could have imagined… A fall ended Lark Anderson’s rodeo career – and his marriage – leaving him a single dad. The community, suspicious of the new ‘celebrity’ resident, nominated Sophie to keep the hot-tempered cowboy out of trouble. But the sight of Lark hugging his daughter breaks Sophie’s heart, reminding her of what will never be hers…
As nervous as a teenager about to go on her first date, Jessica Mitchell waits for Special Forces Ranger Ryan McAdams - her pen pal and best friend for the past year - whom she's never met! While Ryan was away fighting for their country, Jessica was secretly fighting her own demons back home. Now she can't wait to meet him face-to-face - to hear his voice and see his smile….