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New Arrivals - Romance
In the 14th century Scottish Highlands, Craig McTiernay is willing to place duty before love--until he is enchanted by the last woman he expects.
Heiress Louisa Stratton engages a former captain from the Boer War to pose as her husband when she returns home for the holidays, but he finds her irresistible.
Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff Mac McCain has worked hard to keep everyone safe and happy. Now he has found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, they are feeling like teenagers themselves; suddenly they cannot get enough of one another. And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Mac's long-lost, and not missed ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. They are wondering if their new feelings for each other can withstand the pressure, but they are not going down without a fight. Step into the world of Thunder Point, a little town on the Oregon coast where newcomers are welcomed, hearts are broken and mended, and the dramas of everyday life keep the locals laughing, crying and falling in love.
"In this unforgettable new novel, Francis Ray delivers an emotionally powerful tale about the families we build, the choices we make, and how we find love and family along the way."--Provided by publisher.
The scribe Sarah married Darius, and at times she feels as if she has married the Persian aristocracy, too. There is another point she did not count on in her marriage-Sarah has grown to love her husband. Sarah has wealth, property, honor, and power, but her husband's love still seems unattainable. And though Darius has been on numberless battlefields facing fierce enemies, he finds himself standing before Sarah with a fear he heas never before felt- all because he wishes to express the truth to his wife.
Assuming a false identity as a prim and proper governess, the bold and beautiful Cat Rowan thinks she has finally escaped the wild misadventures of her past?and the wickedly handsome spy who seduced her in India. Imagine her surprise when her employer introduces his brother: the very same cad who destroyed her heart!
In his will, Samantha Collins' grandfather bequeaths the management of Collins Industry to her, causing more than a bit of ill will among other family members. But this unease is nothing compared to Samantha's shock when her grandfather also decreed that Dillion Montgomery, a man her grandfather fired years ago, help her run the company.
In the five years since Julia last visited her aunt and uncle's home in Malibu, her life has been turned upside down by her daughter's death. She expects to find nothing more than peace and solitude as she house-sits with only her dog, Bonnie, for company. But to her surprise, she finds herself drawn to the handsome man who oversees the lemon orchard.
"An aristocratic French family, a legendary château, and buried secrets with the power to destroy two generations torn between duty and desire. La Côte d?Azur, 1998. In the sun-dappled south of France, Emilie de la Martinières, the last of her gilded line, inherits her childhood home, a magnificent château and vineyard. With the property comes a mountain of debt, and almost as many questions. Paris, 1944. A bright, young British office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is sent undercover to Paris to be part of Churchill's Special Operations Executive during the climax of the Nazi occupation. Separated from her contacts in the Resistance, she soon stumbles into the heart of a prominent family who regularly entertain elite members of the German military even as they plot to liberate France. But in a city rife with collaborators and rebels, Constance's most difficult decision may be determining whom to trust with her heart. As Emilie discovers what really happened to her family during the war and finds a connection to Constance much closer than she suspects, the château itself may provide the clues that unlock the mysteries of her past, present, and future"--From publisher description.
"Trapped in an abusive marriage, Faith Nolan finds the courage to defy her husband to help others. When her actions result in a false charge of murder, she finds the support she needs in Nathan Bartlett." --Provided by the publisher.
Part science fiction, part horror--and, at its core, a love story, between a brilliant young computer genius and the fragile woman he has loved since high school. Now, he must bend time and space to save her life, as the world around them descends into apocalyptic madness.
A tale inspired by the affair between Sigmund Freud and his sister-in-law depicts the struggles of Minna Bernays, an educated woman uninterested in conventional women's roles who becomes fascinated with her brother-in-law's pioneering theories.
Felicia Swift unexpectedly finds a man from her past in Fool's Gold, California, but it seems that she wants more from Black Ops man Gideon Boylan than he has to give.
Great Britain, 1816. Sophie Fortin resists the efforts of disreputable Lord Jack Wilde, whose family is locked in a bitter feud with hers, to woo her, while Jack is determined to win over Sophie and her parents, whatever the cost.
A love story told in letters spans two world wars and follows the correspondence between a poet on the Scottish Isle of Skye and an American volunteer ambulance driver for the French Army, an affair that is discovered years later when the poet disappears.
When Annabel's mother tells her that, instead of becoming a nun, she must marry Scottish laird Ross MacKay, who was betrothed to her runaway sister, both Annabel and Ross struggle to adjust to their unexpected new life together.
After a fall from grace, ex-football star and notorious ladies' man Pierce Hollister returns to Cupid, Texas, where he sets out to seduce Lace Bettingfield, who pined for him in high school but is no longer interested.
"Marcus Sullivan has always been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings when their father died. But when the perfectly ordered future he's planned turns out to be a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all. Known throughout the world by only one name--Nico--pop songstress Nicola Harding is seen as the ultimate sex kitten. But it's all a lie. After a terrible betrayal she refuses to let anyone else close enough to find out who she really is...or to hurt her again. Especially the gorgeous stranger at the bar. One night is all Nicola and Marcus agree to share with each other. But instead, a deeper connection than either of them could have anticipated begins..."--from publisher.
When her mother announces that she must either marry or leave the family home, Julia Beechy is stunned. When Caleb Zook offers support, comfort, and a solution, Julia is afraid to marry someone she hardly knows. Amid this life-altering decision, the people of Pebble Creek weather the worst storm to hit Wisconsin in the last hundred years. Where will Julia and Caleb be on the other side of it?
Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architecture school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the use of a charming nineteenth-century Nantucket house. The elderly woman's relationship to the Madsen family is a mystery to the spirited Alix -- fresh from a romantic breakup -- but for reasons of her own Alix accepts the quirky bequest, in part because it gives her time to plan her best friend's storybook wedding. But unseen forces move behind the scenes, creaking Kingsley House's ancient floorboards. It seems that Adelaide Kingsley had a rather specific task for Alix: to solve the strange disappearance of one of the Kingsley women, Valentina, more than two hundred years ago.
It is 1740 and Louise Fletcher, a young dairy maid on an Essex farm, has been warned of the lure of the sea for as long as she can remember. But when she is offered work in the bustling naval port of Harwich, as a lady's maid to a wealthy captain's daughter, she leaps at the chance to see more of the world. There she meets Rebecca, her haughty young mistress, who is unlike anyone Louise has encountered before. Intertwined with her story is fifteen-year-old Luke's. He is drinking in a Harwich tavern when it is raided by Her Majesty's Navy. Unable to escape, Luke is beaten and press ganged and sent to sea on board the warship Essex. He must learn fast and choose his friends well if he is to survive the brutal hardships of a sailor's life and its many dangers, both up high in the rigging and in the dark below decks.
Matilde Anselm, professor of cardiac anesthesiology, arrives in Paris from New York to be part of a surgery team in the winter of 1990, as manifestations against the First Gulf War are raging in the streets. Even as her concerns mount over the shadowy protocols surrounding the planned heart transplant, and even as she falls in love with the Arab diplomat in charge of those protocols, a surprise inheritance?a mysterious Paris apartment and a trove of love letters from the Spanish Civil War, bequeathed to her by a stranger?sweep her through a hidden Paris and into the labyrinth of her own buried past. As the diplomat and the apartment reluctantly reveal their secrets, the tragedies they unearth open a further mystery, the enigma that has haunted Matilde?s life. In the end she is left devastated, liberated, and, for the very first time, herself.