When Sadie Jones, the daughter of cattle baron Horatio Jones, set out on her own in search of her dying birth mother, she got more than she bargained for. She never dreamed the stage would be robbed and she herself taken along with the rest of the loot! After all, being kidnapped was the last thing on her mind that morning. Unfortunately it was the foremost thing that afternoon.
Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want - and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen.
"An opposites attract love story......"
Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away like a bar of soap. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: It sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas. To drill or not to drill? Prison guard Rich Devlin leases his mineral rights to finance his dream of farming. He doesn't count on the truck traffic and nonstop noise, his brother's skepticism, or the paranoia of his wife, Shelby, who insists the water smells strange and is poisoning their frail daughter.
Duncan Cooke had a problem. A really BIG problem. As the next Duke of Stantham, he would have power and position, a wealthy estate and the means to take care of his family for years to come. His father and mother could only dream something like this would happen to their eldest son and now their dream was a reality.
Duncan Cooke, aka The Duke of Stantham, had a problem. He had a huge estate in England to manage, one not far from London, and it came with all the headaches one would expect with an estate in disarray. Including six unwed cousins, women no man would touch for fear of losing a limb, or worse. Strange things happened to all who tried to court them, so they were left unwed. But Duncan realized that his hometown of Clear Creek had exactly what he needed. Men! He concocts a plan to send his cousins there.
"The English Invade Clear Creek"
The mystery matchmaker has struck again! Independence was a quiet little town, until the antics of Mercy, Martha, and Maude brought a mail-order bride last summer for their unsuspecting pastor. Now, four mail-order brides later, the town is about to get another, only this bride, (not to mention three out of the previous four) were sent for by a mystery matchmaker! This time Jess Templeton is the unsuspecting groom, and chaos erupts when his bride arrives.
Bernice Caulder had been unlucky in love for as long as she can remember, and now that she was a mail-order bride, she wondered if her bad luck hadn't followed her from her home town of Independence, Oregon all the way to Nowhere, a tiny speck of a town in the Washington territory. Why else would her husband-to-be be having such a hard time making up his mind about her?
Newly released from prison, the last thing Colin Cooke expected to see in Clear Creek was an angel. But there she was, just getting off the stage, and was of course everything an angel ought to be. Beautiful, of exquisite form, and with honey gold curls that bounced when she walked. Unfortunately, she walked straight into the arms of Mrs. Irene Dunnigan! The one person everyone avoided as best they could. At least until they needed something from the mercantile, then they had no choice.
"Wow this is such an amazing book!"
The moment the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, life shifted for Miko Nishimura. Desperate to reach the Portland Assembly Center for Japanese Americans, she's kicked off the bus miles from town. Every tick of the clock pushes her closer to becoming a fugitive in the land of her birth. Exhausted, she stumbles to her grandparents' abandoned farm only to find a dying soldier sprawled across the step. Unable to leave him, she forsakes all else to keep him alive.
Sheriff Clayton Riley asked for a pair of boots for Christmas, not a mail order bride! Unfortunately for Clayton, his brother and mother figured a bride would look better on him than a new pair of boots! After all, he'd been sulking around long enough after the death of his wife, and his family decided it was time to take matters into their own hands and see to it Clayton had a very merry Christmas!
"Same old same old"
Eloise was the least adventurous of her sisters, and thought she wanted a life of peaceful serenity alongside a quiet man, one civilized and genteel. But did she know herself well enough to stick to her own assumptions? Seth Jones gave the appearance of a dutiful, yet bumbling hotel clerk, while his brother Ryder was considered the rugged hero, one who'd saved his wife and himself from death. How could Seth compare to that?
The Weaver clan was growing. Not only was Arlan, Ma Weaver's oldest son and his wife about to have a baby, but Benjamin, one of her identical twins, was about to get his very own mail-order bride! Ma Weaver couldn't be happier! Sure, Benjamin and his brothers had been sheltered in the small valley where they lived most of their lives, and maybe they didn't live as fancy as some folks. But they still lived well, and Ma Weaver was determined her sons would marry well too.
Sheriff Spencer Riley and his mother recently ordered his big brother Clayton a mail order bride for Christmas! Too bad neither one of them bothered to tell Clayton, so imagine his surprise, and Spencer thought it to be one of the funniest things ever...until it happened to him! "After all," his mother told him. "If Clayton can have a mail order bride for Christmas, why can't you have one for New Year's?" So much for the annual scarf and mitten set she usually got for him this time of year!
Coupon-clipping police superintendent Jonah Merlin thinks he has an open-and-shut case on his hands after the body of a beautiful woman is found discarded in a run-down building in Tel Aviv. All evidence points to two suspects, but finding them will require unorthodox methods to decode the cryptic words sprayed at every crime scene. As the body count rises, graffiti expert Rai Zitrin and precocious 17-year-old Zoe Navon agree to help Merlin uncover the connection between the killing spree and the words of Polish writer Bruno Schulz.
Someone in Independence is sending off for mail-order brides and they've struck again! This time Julian Smythe is the culprit's latest victim, and naturally, he hasn't a clue. Throw in the antics of Mercy, Martha, Maude, and their newest partner in crime, Mahulda, and you've got enough chaos to drive any mail-order bride crazy. And that's exactly what the four matrons do!
"A heartwarming mail order bride romance!"
Mercy, Martha, and Maude are at it again! Not only has Martha Tindle sent away for a mail-order bride for her son, Morgan, without telling him, but her cantankerous sister, Eunice, is coming to town for a visit. The three matchmaking meddlers are beside themselves when things don't go as planned, and poor Martha is not only stuck with a son who doesn't want a bride, but a sister who has other ideas of whom he should marry. Then there's the bride herself...Daisy Evers, a woman with a secret she hopes to keep hidden, whether she marries or not.
While investigating a government cover-up, former FBI agent Mitch Monroe is framed for murder. A wanted man, Mitch has no choice, he needs Special Agent Caroline Foster - the FBI's top sniper and a woman who wants nothing to do with him - to clear his name. After sharing a night of passion with Mitch a year ago, Caroline hasn't been able to get him out of her head. On the run, Mitch and Caroline can't fight their reigniting passion. She'll lose her career if she proves Mitch is innocent...he'll lose his life if she doesn't.
Ambrosia Winters and her father are in trouble, big trouble. If she doesn't consent to marry her father's crooked business partner, Reginald Van Cleet, he'll slap false charges on her father, and bring him to complete ruin, if not worse. To escape the madman, Cecil Winters will do anything to save his daughter from suffering such a horrible fate. But what?
What happens when meddling mothers order their sons mail order brides and not tell them? It happened to Clayton Riley, it happened to his brother Spencer, and now it's Matthew Quinn's turn. There was just one, little, problem. He was already in love...
Constance had an adventurous spirit, but was it adventurous enough to make a life with Ryder Jones? His country speech bordered on barbaric (at least to her) and his isolated way of life out on the prairie scared her to death! Would she ever see her sisters again? How could she possibly adapt to living with such a man?