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New Arrivals - Romance
Emilie Rhodes was taught to think for herself, but doing so makes her want to write the "real news." This offends her newspaper editor father, who fires her. When Emilie begins writing anonymously for her father's competition, she finds herself falling in love with lecturer and dramatist Noah Shaw. Noah in turn seeks answers to stories tied with his grandmother's quilts, even though the truth may lead to brokenness-- or hope and healing.
Known as "Magnificent Max," diplomat Max Ransleigh was famed for his lethal charm until a political betrayal left him exiled from government and his reputation in tatters. He seems a very unlikely savior for a well-bred young lady. Except that Miss Caroline Denby doesn't want to be saved--she wants to be ruined! To Caroline, getting married is tantamount to a death sentence, and meeting the rakish Max at a house party seems the answer to her prayers..Surely this rogue won't hesitate to put his bad reputation to good use?
Detective Shane Ford, Sugarland's favorite cop, has been blindsided by the sudden death of his best friend, NFL star Brad Cooper, and by becoming the legal guardian of Brad's son, Drew. a bitter, angry sixteen-year-old with a dangerous secret. Shane is determined to pry the truth from Drew, but he manages only to alienate him and winds up going head-to-head with Juvenile Officer Daisy Callahan, whose job is to protect the teen's best interests. Shane has always been drawn to Daisy's beauty and strength, but he is determined not to allow their intense attraction to interfere with his duty ever again. It's a vow that will prove difficult to keep, as the realities of Shane and Daisy's blossoming love and their growing bond with the grieving teen propel Shane headlong into danger for the new family he has sworn to protect.
Returning from college to his home town, Jim Praley is determined to experience everything Tulsa has to offer and begins a romance with a wealthy high-school dropout who somehow makes him feel right at home.
In order to bring her estranged parents together, Lady Sophia Bryant announces her false betrothal to Lord Francis Sutton, while bluestocking Lady Mary Gregg tries to resist the advances of infamous rake Lord Edmond Waite.
Schoolteacher Jana Hartmann is determine to build a new life in the Dakota Territory for herself and her frain sister, Greta. The only job she can find in the town of Bismarck is modeling dresses in a shop window, which brings her to the attention of Drew Malone, a lawyer, rancher, and father of two little boys. Jana is attracted to Drew but she is torn between a budding romance and her responsibility to Greta.
Pilots Jude and Lyyndy Whetstone are thinking of giving up the flying life and return to their Amish community in Lancaster County. When their adult daughter Becky finds romance with young Moses Yoder, they decide to stay, until Jude is asked to train fighter pilots for the new Army Air Forces in Oahu. The call to serve country prevails and the family settles in Hawaii shortly before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Becky had begun a new romance with a pilot and when he is called to the fight, she wonders if God would be so cruel as to snatch love from her a second time.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about friends, family, and good food. But this year, the holidays will truly bring the residents of Crescent Cove home.
Her timing couldn't be worse ... Miss Eugenia Talbot's presentation to the Queen is spoiled by a serious faux pas -- the despicable William Grant made her laugh, right in front of Her Majesty. Now Eugenia is ruined and had better marry -- someone, anyone -- at once ... And his couldn't be better ... Roguish William Grant has never taken anything seriously in his life. Until he meets Eugenia Talbot, who makes him feel and do things he never thought he would. Now Eugenia's great sense of humor and kindheartedness may be her undoing, unless William can help her find a husband. To his surprise, that's the last thing he wants to do.
When a jilted girlfriend meets a reluctant crown prince, they discover the power of God's love to heal hearts and change a nation.
Penny Nichols is a historical researcher working on a big-budget film in the south of France when she gets an urgent call. Her aunt Penelope has just died, and Penny's presence is required in London for the reading of the will.
"In a room with no windows on the coast of Africa, an Englishman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Posing as a water expert to report on al-Qaeda activity in the area, he now faces extreme privation, mock executions, and forced marches through the arid badlands of Somalia. Thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders, a biomathematician, half-French, half-Australian, prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. She is obsessed with the life that multiplies in the darkness of the lowest strata of water. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, and to a French hotel on the Atlantic coast, where a chance encounter on the beach led to an intense and enduring romance"--P.  of cover.
Roman Keim just wants a break from the family drama at his snowy Ohio home when he heads to an Amish snowbird community in Florida. There he meets Amanda Yoder and her daughter Regina who soon are warming his heart. But will Roman return to Ohio or will he stay and help the young widow embrace a second chance at love?
Publicist Wendy Mann and her rival Daniel Blackstone are each representing one of the parties in a feuding Hollywood pair. The chemistry between Wendy and Daniel may prove even more explosive than that of their celebrity clients.
Katie Raber's journey of discovery continues after her mamm's marriage to Jesse Mast. Jesse's oldest daughter, Mabel, refuses to accept Katie, creating conflict at home. When a secret donor pays for an opportunity for Katie to travel with her Mennonite friends to Europe to explore the roots of the faith, she can't believe how much she is being blessed. But will she make sense of her world when it all comes crashing down in the aftermath of the worst betrayal she can imagine?
"As the leader of the Blackpaw werewolf pack, Nick Jenner had spent years protecting his people from dark outside forces. When the victim of a feral drifter turns up on Blackpaw territory, he thinks nothing of bringing her home while her attacker is hunted down and destroyed. But Jenner soon finds that nothing about his alluring new houseguest is what it seems. Mia D'Alessandro, a dark beauty with abilities she would rather forget, was mortified to find herself the victim of a man she thought she could trust. As the full moon approaches, his bite will unleash an inner wolf that can destroy her unless she bonds with a pack. But the darkness now stalking her threatens to destroy far more, including her strong, silent guardian."-- P.  of cover.
"For Avery Spencer, the sight of rugged, sullen and dangerously sexy Callum Shepherd is enough to set her pulse racing. Too bad she's only on his ranch to tell him that her adorable baby niece is his daughter! Reclusive rancher Callum is shocked to discover he's a father. But now Callum must learn to believe he does have what it takes to become a dad, and convince Avery that both she and baby Nell belong on the ranch?with him!"--Publisher.
Kacey makes a deal with millionaire Jake Titus in hopes of putting her past behind her, but she doesn't count on Jake's older brother Travis being present to witness their farce of an engagement. One thing is for certain: One brother is right for her and one is in a league with the devil.
So what if Joann Yoder's Amish community deems her a spinster? She's content to stay single. In the meantime, she's working hard to finally buy her dream house. So it's problematic when she's fired from her job to make room for the owner's nephew, Roman Weaver. His blue eyes aside, she simply can't stand him! Good thing she has the secret letters she's been exchanging with a mystery man to keep her going. But who "is" writing her letters? And could she possibly fall for him in real life, too?
"Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble. With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?"--P.  of cover.
"After finding God and falling in love, life is good for Dr. Jennifer O'Malley. But can her faith--and her family--survive the challenges ahead?"--Provided by publisher.
When Lady Verity Fitzroy wakes up to find her brother's archenemy Rory Lennox, the Duke of Abshire, in her bed, she is less concerned about the danger to her reputation than about being unmasked as the author of the infamous Duke Diaries.
Darbury, England, 1814. Amelia Barrett, heiress to an estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend's baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word -- even to the point of proposing to Graham, the child's father -- a sea captain she's never met.
"Lennox Taskill is a dissolute rogue, a powerful witch who some say even trades his enchantments for profit when it pleases him. His only loyalty is to his coven, his disdain for humanity sealed by the searing memory of his mother burning at the stake. So when the wife of a wealthy landlord comes seeking his help, the beguiling Chloris Keavey unwittingly presents Lennox with his greatest opportunity for distraction, and retribution. By failing to produce an heir, Chloris faces a terrible threat : being turned out by her heartless husband. Now, she vows to get with child, even if it means surrendering her body, and soul, to Lennox's seductive magic. But with a witch hunt brewing, Lennox and Chloris are soon risking everything for their forbidden nights of ecstasy, and to protect the secret that could cost them their lives"--From publisher description.