Four years after the tragic loss of her family, newspaper reporter C.G. Harrellson is still a splintered soul. Blaming herself, she denies herself any opinions save the syndicated opinion column she anonymously writes as a release valve: Cinnamon Girl Explains It All. Even though Detective Wolf Hunter is in the midst of trying to track down a serial killer, he can't help but be intrigued by C.G. Despite C.G.'s initial fear, Wolf patiently pulls her out of her numb, emotionless existence to start again.
"The Perfect Summer Read"
For Ellie Sheridan, becoming a mail-order bride for Sheriff Frank Patterson and travelling to a small town in Montana seems like the adventure of a lifetime. Released from her lifetime job of looking after her sick mother in New Harbor, Ellie wants to settle down and become a bride. Love can come later. She is content to be a Sheriff's wife in the town of Broken Spur. When she arrives to find Frank is a drunk and has no respect for her, Ellie writes to her sister asking for a ticket home. Her mind is set...she loves the West, she will return to Maine and try to forget her bad experience.
"I really enjoyed this book"
When Mari Baker moves in next door, Benjamin Rhodes knows she's the girl for him. Who cares if she's 10 years older than he is. She's perfect. When Mari Baker moves in next door, Eli Rhodes is captivated by her fiery spirit and brunette curls. Sure, she's nothing like the singles bar hook-ups he usually entertains, but someone like her could make a man change his ways.
Montana Territory, 1875: For Amelia Cooper, arriving in Broken Spur to become a mail-order bride for ex-Deputy Sheriff Brad Garrett is a daunting experience. She has a new job as a schoolteacher and a new husband who is dealing with a life-changing injury. Amelia attempts to build a good, simple life for herself and Brad and finds that someone else in Broken Spur may need her support. Sam, a young boy in her class, seems to be having problems and Amelia feels duty-bound to help.
When Sarah Palmer finds herself back in her little hometown of Loraine, Nebraska, with the young son who had been part of the town's biggest scandal in its 125-year history, and a basement full of sculptures she couldn't sell in Chicago, her only thought is how she can get out again fast. That is, until a certain dark-haired, equine veterinarian sweeps her off her feet. Marty Scott can't keep his mind off the short little spit-fire with the tough exterior and a heart as soft as a kitten.
Jessica Langdon is finding life tough since the death of her husband. Forced to run Langdon's Ranch on her own, she becomes the target of the town bully, George Simmons. Intent on showing her that she needs a man, George is not above playing dirty tricks on Jess, including cutting her fences. In her haste to escape George, Jess literally runs into Cole Jackson in the town of Broken Spur.
Vivacious interior designer Amanda Billings is plagued by nightmares but determined to press on as if her ex-boyfriend hadn't turned her world completely upside down. Ad man Mick Thompson believes Amanda is the one to make him forget the fiancée who dumped him and prompted his move to Kansas City from Napa Valley. As Amanda begins to transform his depressing life right along with his sterile apartment, Mick is ready to jump on the relationship road with her, only to find out that the past is tagging along.
"Hang on to the end!"
Diana, a little black cat, is bored by the long, cold days. Cyrus, her older and wiser friend, tries to keep her out of trouble with regular lectures, but temptations are everywhere. From sliding on the kitchen towel to "capturing" the sewing room tape measure, Diana is on the prowl for fun, when what should she discover but the most amazing tree she has ever seen - with "pretty bobbles and balls just begging to be knocked off and batted around the room."
Mistaking her knotted hair for a nest, a large bird lays her eggs while the Princess is dozing in the garden and sets into motion an unexpected turn of events as the princess is flown far away. Getting back home will require that she focus her stubborn streak in a new direction, and getting back to normal will require she truly see herself for what she has become.