New Arrivals - Romance
London, 1958. It's the eve of the sexual revolution, but in Juliet Montague's conservative Jewish community where only men can divorce women, she is living as a widow, invisible. Ever since her husband disappeared seven years earlier, Juliet has been a hardworking single mother of two and a dutiful daughter. But on her thirtieth birthday, everything changes. A wealthy young artist asks to paint her portrait, and Juliet, moved by a powerful desire to be seen, enters the burgeoning art world of 1960s London, which will bring her fame, fortune, and a life-long love affair, but until she can solve the riddle of her husband's disappearance, she can never truly set herself free.
"Sophie Sullivan fell head over heels for Jake McCann at the age of five. Twenty years later, the notorious bad boy still sees her as the "nice" Sullivan twin. When they both get caught up in the magic of the first Sullivan wedding, she knows it's time to make him see her for who she truly is?the woman who will love him forever."--Back cover.
"Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe-and wont back down ... Artemis Greaves toils as a ladys companion, but hiding beneath the plain brown serge of her dress is the heart of a huntress. When the Ghost of St. Giles rescues her from footpads, she recognizes a kindred spirit-and is intrigued. Shes even more intrigued when she realizes "who" exactly the notorious Ghost is by day... Artemis makes a bold move: she demands that Maximus use his influence to free her imprisoned brother-or she will expose him as the Ghost. But blackmailing a powerful duke isnt without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire-or the temptation of his embrace? "--P. 4 of cover.
Annie's life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community's minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie's sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the "boppli" arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem, but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.
During the 1879 trial of Standing Bear, Lisa Dupree keeps her Sioux heritage hidden when her aunt is imprisoned by the government, but catches the eye of ambitious district attorney Zach Spencer, who is prosecuting the case against Standing Bear.
Tessa Galloway, the gardener at Barefoot Bay's new resort, begins an complicated romance with John Brown, who is in the witness protection program and needs a job and a wife in order to be reunited with his twin toddlers.
"Monica Appleby is a woman with a reputation. Once she was America?s teenage 'wild Child,' with her own reality TV show. Now she?s a successful author coming home to Bishop, Arkansas, to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all autobiography. Problem is, the hottest man in town wants her gone. Mayor Jackson Davies is trying to convince a cookie giant to move its headquarters to his crumbling community, and Monica?s presence is just too unwholesome for business. But the desire in his eyes sends a very different message: Stay, at least for a while. Jackson needs this cookie deal to go through. His town is dying and this may be its last shot. Monica is a distraction proving too sweet, too inviting?and completely beyond his control. With every kiss he can taste her loneliness, her regrets, and her longing. Soon their uncontrollable attraction is causing all kinds of drama. But when two lost hearts take a surprise detour onto the bumpy road of unexpected love, it can only lead someplace wonderful"--From publisher description.
In 1927, as the Mississippi River threatens to burst its banks and engulf all in its path, two federal revenue agents investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents on the trail of a local bootlegger.
For Cora Kensington, the Grand Tour was to be the trip of a lifetime. She discovered the family she never knew she had and may have even found the love she longs for in Will.
Passion overtime. Kyra Dixon is assigned to recruit professional football player Terrance Franklin to be Hollington's new coach. Trouble is, Kyra and Terrance were engaged a long time ago, until he left her to pursue his dream of becoming a professional football star.
"When Susanna's heart for the poor and Ben's disillusionment with British rule cross paths in 1763 Massachusetts, the two find themselves bound in a dangerous fight for justice"-- Provided by publisher.
"...Two Sexy Guys... Lieutenant Colonel Logan Hunt can't deny the heat between him and Emma is fierce. But Logan isn't looking for anything serious...just a chance to blow off some steam. So why is he crazy jealous when he sees pro bull rider Jace Mills trying to charm Emily into bed? Winner Takes All... Logan knows he and Emma could have something special--and not just because she's smokin' hot. Now he has to find a way to prove that even a no-strings-attached guy like him can stick around for the long haul..."--P. 4 of cover.
When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart, throw off her inhibitions, and start really living, she's unprepared for the two sensual men who cross her path. Torn between them, she doesn't know which to choose -- or what kind of dire consequences could follow. Jim Heron, fallen angel and reluctant savior, is ahead in the war, but he puts everything at risk when he seeks to make a deal with the devil -- literally. As yet another soul is unwittingly caught in the battle between him and the demon Devina, his fixation on an innocent trapped in Hell threatens to sidetrack him from his sacred duty .... Can good still prevail if true love makes a savior weak? And will a woman's future be the key, or the curse, for all of humanity? Only time, and hearts, will tell.
After Ellis Garrett turns her life around by dumping her critical boyfriend and opening a plus-size clothing store, she gets another chance at love when Detective Mike Edwards, her sister's ex-boyfriend, comes back into her life.
Leah Gates makes up crossword puzzles for a living, a nice, tame occupation in a safe urbane setting. And she knew that this--knee-deep mud, lashing rain and a burned-down cabin--spelled disaster. What was her friend Victoria thinking of, sending her up here to the wilds of New Hampshire? Meanwhile, woodsman Garrick Rodenheiser was stunned and wary when Leah turned up shivering on his porch, knowing it meant trouble for him. But he couldn't slam the door in her face... or shut out the storm of feeling that raged between them.
After Nicole Perkins opens her store, The Christmas Attic, in Fool's Gold, California, business is booming; and, as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush.
When Jonathon Westruther, Earl of Davenport, unexpectedly falls in love with Hilary deVere, a straitlaced former schoolteacher, he resolves to seduce her by any means, only to become her heroic protector from forces in his past.
Lord Kirk, who was terribly scarred by the accident that killed his wife, tries to tranform himself into someone who could catch the eye of his lovely neighbor, Dahlia Balfour, but worries that she pities rather than loves him.
Don Tillman, a profesor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.
Desperate to retrieve a letter that could destroy her betrothal, Lady Cecily Westruther gains entrance to her enemy's house in disguise, only to be unmasked by the powerful Rand, Duke of Ashburn, who wants her for himself.
"When Chantel's sister falls in love with a sworn enemy in the their 1890s iron-mining community, will Chantel's attempts to aid the couple result in a romance of her own?"--Provided by publisher.
Everyone has secrets. Some are buried so deep, their existence is forgotten. But a secret never told can turn into a lie. And in love, a lie is one thing: Poison. Reid's in love with Dori, though she hasn't told her parents that she's fallen hard for the guy they'd forbidden her to see. Now she's leaving for college, and Reid's promise not to push her to go public is wearing thin, especially when she can't, or won't, return those three important words he wants to hear.
Sparks fly when a free-spirited young woman agrees to be a mail-order bride in order to escape the drudgery of farm life--and gets more than she bargained for.
"Dave Firestone has no intention of getting married, but he'll pretend anything if it means sealing a tough business deal for his ranch. Needing a spur-of-the-moment fake fiancée, he turns to housekeeper Mia Hughes. With her boss--and Dave's business rival--missing and her paycheck on hold, she accepts Dave's fantasy proposal. But when their pretend romance takes an unexpected turn into passionate nights, Dave isn't ready to let Mia go. Can the smooth-talking businessman negotiate a more permanent arrangement?"--P. 4 of cover.