Travis Grayson feels responsible for a serious injury to his long-time friend, Libby. Out of guilt, he proposes, much to her delight. Not long after, he meets Evaline Radcliffe, and she immediately steals his heart. He finds himself in a predicament: he's betrothed to one woman out of duty, and head over heels in love with another. To make matters worse, Evaline eventually discovers his duplicity. Evaline has a problem of her own, and she enlists her father's help in solving it. Her father's solution is to arrange for her to be kidnapped.
"A sweet western with that will grab you from the start"
District Judge Katie McKinley takes her job very seriously. Serving God in a position that brings awesome responsibility and, sometimes, great sacrifice is never easy. Neither is raising twin twelve-year-old boys without a father. When she is forced to make a ruling against an old flame, her life is turned upside down. Graham has had feelings for Katie since they were in grade school together. So when someone puts a target on her back, and he's placed at the top of the suspect list, he's determined to prove to Katie and the police they're after the wrong guy.
Film actress Jamie Riedel was barely a teenager when, while on a camping trip, she witnessed the brutal murder of her father. Fourteen years later, Jamie returns to Jackson Ridge to settle up the estate of her estranged mother. Soon after her arrival, a note appears on her door: "I saw you in the woods today." Now Jamie is questioning if the right man was sent to prison for her father's murder.
Jo McDaniels has an unusual gift, a special tool she uses in her job. Jo is an FBI profiler with the ability to sense what victims felt prior to death; not only their emotions, but their pain as well. Sheriff Austin Garrett is willing to try anything to catch the vicious serial killer decapitating victims in his jurisdiction. He's never faced such a monster and is happy to accept FBI help, particularly from this beautiful, sassy agent. Working together, they come closer to the killer with each body.
Jordan Russell had the perfect life until the brutal monster from her childhood resurfaced, opening up scars she thought were healed. With the hope of finally finding closure, Jordan leaves her cheating husband and her career in the FBI and returns to where her nightmare began. But what awaits her in Thorny Creek will push her to the very edge of sanity and bring her face to face with her abductor.
Fire Investigator Sadie McGregor has been called to her hometown of Emerald Point, Missouri to investigate a suspicious fire which claimed the life of a local college student. Sadie loves her job and the challenges that come with it, but this case may turn out to be her toughest as she is forced to come to terms with the fire that destroyed her family when she was a little girl.
"Love.....From the Ashes."
Fiona Cantrell is a woman on a mission. More aptly put, she's a fairy godmother on a mission. Her dream of moving to London is about to come true now that all that stands between her and her new job is a few unpacked suitcases. Or so she thinks until her old boss shows up with one more little task for her to complete before she leaves for Europe. Her new assignment involves a handsome cowboy named Cody, his two rascally nephews, and a mountain of laundry...all of which would be no problem for any self-respecting fairy godmother.
"A good start but needs work"
Career-driven Dani Trahan wasn't interested in finding a husband. At only 28, she had plenty of time in her future to settle down and have a family, but for now, her sole focus was keeping her restaurant afloat. When tragedy strikes, however, she's forced to examine her priorities and relationships.
"Sweet, pure love story"
The serial killer who managed to elude them in Maine has resurfaced. Harland Briggs is every sadistic monster Jo has profiled rolled into one. Leaving his hunting grounds in Maine, he's making his way across country, leaving a path of destruction in his wake. After learning that in the past three years an alarming number of teenage girls had been abducted across the country, Jo goes against her husband's wishes and agrees to go after Briggs. Once again, her sanity, as well as her life, is in jeopardy...and the life of her unborn child.
No way, blue jay, and never again. That's the vow Linney Van Horn has made regarding single dads and their adorable children. After all, that's why she's tucked tail and hauled herself and her beloved Arabian horse clear across the country from New Jersey to the small town of Venture, Colorado. To mend her bruised heart - and ego - and start over.
In Shattered, the first book in the original mystery series and stunning fiction debut with which Valerie Davisson lets us crave for more, Logan McKenna loses her husband, her illusions, the company they built together, her music, and now, probably her job. But that won't stop her from digging into a murder investigation that keeps Southern California's tight-knit artist community on its toes and law enforcement cluelessly guessing.
"Intriguing & Compelling Mystery!"
Rachel Carson spent much of her life being treated as a second class citizen. When her well-to-do uncle died and left her penniless, she had no choice but to find a mail-order husband. She could only hope and pray he would be a kind and gentle man that she could spend her life getting to know and love. Tom Kinney had a bit of a bad rap around town, but that wasn't about to stop his entrepreneurial spirit. Tom decided he would work hard promoting his new hardware store and find a wife to help settle his reputation down.
Jonah Tomlinson spent the last year mending a broken heart. He wanted marriage and children, but didn't want the worries of love and another broken heart. But no woman would ever agree to that, so he sent off for a mail-order bride with the condition that they marry for mere companionship - and not love. Annie Reed spent the past year mourning the loss of her fiancé to a horse accident. She vowed never to fall in love again. When she answered Jonah's letter, the two agreed to marry without the entanglement of love. They both decided to stick to the plan - until they met.
"A warm romance"
Wyatt Thompson grieved over a loss. His world crashed around him and nothing, it seemed, could help him. Piper Morgan, a mail-order bride, came to Colorado to find love and security. But when she arrived, sick and alone, she believed her world would never be the same. But deep in the frigid Colorado mountains, Wyatt and Piper found each other. In a twist of events, Wyatt and Piper are drawn to each other and drawn from any thing they've ever known.
"I Like It"
Having a mother with a past is never easy. For Ruthie Conoboy it becomes the struggle of a lifetime in 1900, the year Tobias Mortlock arrives in the gold mining town of Bodie, California. Ruthie is suspicious of this stranger, but her trusting father gives him a job in the stamp mill. Soon, Ruthie suspects that her mother and Mortlock have become more than friends. Can Ruthie stop this man from destroying her family?
"An Engaging Story"
Joshua Grayson could never understand why his brother left the family ranch to wed--in secret--a woman he'd never met. And now Matthew is dead. Killed just moments after taking his wedding vows. Joshua struggles with both resentment and a growing attraction for his mysterious sister-in-law. He knows Careen is hiding something, but can he give love another chance, or is he just setting up his heart for another break?
"Had Some Potential..."
Critical choices made in the drama and chaos of the last days of the Vietnam War reach across the Pacific to modern-day Portland, Oregon, threatening to destroy the lives of those who managed to cheat death in 1975. When a violent explosion takes a woman's life just steps away from Logan McKenna's downtown hotel, the police suspect all the wrong people, including a homeless vet and two of Logan's new friends; but are any of them completely innocent?
Peter Grayson is traveling the wayward path against his family's wishes, gambling to earn his living after his brother was shot and killed. Needing to experience life to the fullest now, Peter travels to Texas to reclaim his granddaddy's sugarcane plantation. Finally, he saves enough from his gambling winnings to buy back the family home, but he's robbed and left for dead. He's nursed back to health by a kind-and mysterious doctor.
Mickey is a 12-year old, asthmatic boy who spends his time with his iPad, iPod, and tons of video games. He does not participate in the rough and tumble activities of boys his age including sports and considers himself a nerd. That does not stop his parents from sending him to camp for the summer. While there, he meets Jackson, a beaten down plow horse that seems to need Mickey's friendship as much as Mickey needs his.
"Eh ... it's okay; not very attention-getting"