Irish trilogy collection
Nora Roberts - 2000
Tears of the Moon (Melissa Coates, engineer) A talented songwriter, Shawn Gallagher spends his days lost in reverie and wonder, oblivious to the wiles of women and the ways of the world. He claims that he's content with his life, but his music tells a different story - one of loneliness and desperate longing... Heart of the Sea (Jill Sovis, engineer) Darcy Gallagher has always believed in the pull of fate, the magic of legend . . . and the importance of money. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away - into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her destiny.
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Series
Debbie Macomber - 2000
But Olivia senses the couple still love one another and just need time to work on their marriage in the wake of their infant daughter's death. So Olivia denies their petition and makes headlines in the Cedar Cove Chronicle, earning the divorced mother more than journalistic admiration from the paper's editor, Jack Griffin. Meanwhile, Olivia's daughter, Justine, must decide if she will marry an older man her mother insists is wrong for her, and Olivia's best friend, Grace Sherman, the local librarian, is frantic with the disappearance of her husband, Dan. Everyone in Cedar Cove is talking!204 Rosewood LaneBook TwoSix months after her husband of 35 years, Dan, disappeared, Grace Sherman is confident he's run off with another woman, so, against her daughter, Kelly's wishes, she files for divorce. Meanwhile, Judge Olivia has love problems of her own. Her ex-husband wants her back, giving her on-again, off-again suitor, Jack Griffin, some stiff competition. Jack has other problems. His son, Eric, comes home to bunk with dad, on the outs with his girlfriend, Shelly, who thinks she's pregnant. Olivia's daughter, Justine, wises up and marries her high school sweetheart, but Zach and Rosie Cox find their marriage on the skids when Rosie's volunteer work takes precedence over her family responsibilities. Maryellen Sherman, Grace's older daughter and manager of the local art gallery, becomes pregnant after a brief affair with artist Jon Bowman. Romance, babies, divorce and marriage keep Cedar Cove gossips buzzing.311 Pelican CourtBook ThreeNow divorced, Zach and Rosie Cox are struggling to adjust to Judge Olivia's unusual custody agreement—and to the fact they're thrown together more than they would have wished. The kids are staying in the family home, and it's Rosie and Zach who have to do the coming and going. Having discovered the tragic fate of her husband, Grace tries to adjust to single living and to the attentions of another man.But the really big gossip comes when a guest dies at Bob and Peggy Beldon's Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast. Roy McAfee, the local private investigator, wants to know who the guy was, and why he showed up there, of all places, in the middle of the night.44 Cranberry PointBook FourJudge Olivia and her husband, Jack, are back from their honeymoon to find her mother, Charlotte, who's at least seventy-five, has a man in her life. But the big buzz is about the man who died in the Beldon's bed and breakfast. Turns out, his name was Max Russell, and Bob knew him briefly in Vietnam. But who poisoned him and why?In happier news, Jon Bowman and Maryellen Sherman have seen the light—they're getting married. Maryellen's mom, Grace, has more than her share of interested men, but which one will she choose? All grist for the gossip mill in Cedar Cove, the town you'd love to call home.50 Harbor StreetBook Five Roy McAfee, Cedar Cove's resident private investigator, and his wife, Corrie, have been receiving anonymous postcards and messages, asking if they regret the past, and what they mean is a mystery to them! On a more positive note, Roy and Corrie are delighted that their daughter, Linette, has moved back to Cedar Cove to work at the new medical clinic. Linette isn't too enthusiastic that her mom has set her up with Cal Washburn, who works at Cliff Harding's horse farm. Corrie bought Linette a date with Cal at the humane society's "Dog and Bachelor Auction." The romance between Cliff and Grace Sherman is back, but that's just one of the many interesting stories you'll read about in 50 Harbor Street.6 Rainier DriveBook Six After losing The Lighthouse restaurant to arson, Justine and Seth Gunderson's marriage is rocky. The prime suspect, Anson Butler, is a young ex-employee who disappeared right after the fire. But when a cross necklace shows up in the ashes of the restaurant, authorities wonder if someone else set the fire. Seth assumes they will rebuild, but Justine likes not having to worry about the restaurant. It's as if they don't know each other anymore. But could something unexpected rekindle their love, say in nine months? Still, there's good news in Cedar Cove. Cal, who works on Cliff Harding's ranch, is rescuing wild mustangs from Wyoming but might find he's better suited for other adventures. And a Victorian Tea Room and Gift Shop could be in the works. In the meantime, life goes on, with marriages, births, reunions...and even the occasional scandal.
Never Look Back
Lesley Pearse - 2000
One good deed takes her into another world . . . Sixteen-year-old Matilda is a poor Covent Garden flower girl until the day she saves the life of Tabitha, a minister's daughter. Welcomed into Tabitha's family, Matilda is offered the chance of a lifetime. She leaves behind London's slums and enters the darkest corners of New York. And she travels across the plains to the Wild West, where San Francisco is in the grip of the gold rush. Streetwise and strong-willed, Matilda forges a new life for herself and Tabitha among pioneers like Captain James Russell - a man to whom she is deeply attracted. Yet a civil war will soon rip apart this new nation. Can Matilda and those she loves brave separation and carry on, never looking back? Lesley Pearse is the author of bestsellers Gypsy and Remember Me. Never Look Back is a historical novel of love and survival at the time of the American Civil War. Fans of Susan Lewis will love the way Lesley Pearse weaves her plots and characters together. Praise for Lesley Pearse: 'With characters it is impossible not to care about ... this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail 'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella 'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's Weekly Find Lesley on Twitter @LesleyPearse or find out more on her website, www.lesleypearse.co.uk.
Mary B. Morrison - 2000
. .Fashion photographer Jada Diamond Tanner may have her pick of fine men, but no one has captured her heart like gorgeous financial advisor Wellington Jones. From their first embrace, Jada knows he is the soulmate she has waited for. But while the love she shares with Wellington is exhilarating, Jada faces challenges she never imagined--from a beautiful rival, hungry for love, and from Wellington's overbearing socialite mother, who believes Jada will never fit into her circle. Forced to make difficult choices, Jada learns painful lessons about trust and commitment. . .and discovers the courage to celebrate each day, with or without the man she loves.
Not a Day Goes By
E. Lynn Harris - 2000
Lynn Harris...He is a devilish and handsome ex-football player, now a rising sports agent at one of the hottest firms in the country. Irrepressible and dangerously alluring, John "Basil" Henderson has a history with women (and a few men). Basil is the consummate guy's guy: a commitment-phobe gadfly known for a double-edged magnetism that has the ability to thrill--and wound.She is the uncompromising Yancey Harrington Braxton, an up-and-coming Broadway star who oozes charm and bleeds ambition. Young, beautiful, and dangerously crafty, Yancey is prepared to do whatever she must to get what she wants. A femme fatale who has left more than a few brokenhearted men in her wake, Yancey is intrigued and besotted by Basil.Both believe that in each other they've finally met their match.A lavish wedding is planned, and the ultimate power couple plans to spend their lives in holy matrimony. But just before the nuptials, fate and a little comeuppance from the past threaten the happy couple's future.Masterful storyteller E. Lynn Harris takes the reader on a delicious ride into the mischievous lives of two very unforgettable characters.
Always and Forever
Beverly Jenkins - 2000
If she weren't desperate for a man to lead a wagon train of brides to a woman-starved town out West, she never would have gone near Jackson Blake-former lawman or not. She should send the ruggedly charming Texan packing...only he's perfect for the job. Now if her mind would just stop going blank every time she looked at him, they might get this train to Kansas yet. A comsuming passionWhat's a man to do when a beautiful woman leans over his bed in the middle of the night? Come to think of it, that was the only time Blake's ever seen the straitlaced Miss Atwood the least bit ruffled. He's certain that beneath her buttoned-up appearance lies a passionate woman aching to break free. But though Blake longs to take her in his arms, all he can offer Grace is a life on the run. And when the demons from his past catch up with them, Blake is caught between the ties that bind and a love that could last...always and forever.
Welcome to Leo's
Rochelle Alers - 2000
supper club patrons come to enjoy rich, savory gourmet food, sip intoxicating cocktails, and drick in the soulful sounds of live music. It's the perfect place to dine, unwind, catch up--and mayhbe even fall in love...
امربیل (Amar Bail)
Umera Ahmed - 2000
It is a story of imbalanced relationships, broken families, lust for power, complexes, insecurities and amidst all problems of love, its intensity and sacrifices. It depicts the true face of our bureaucratic system, highlighting social evils like corruption, nepotism and injustice and how at times going against the law is the only way to punish the culprits. The novel touches your heart by its brilliant portrayal of human emotions and psychology.Amar Bail was published in episodic form in Shuaa Digest from March 2000 to March 2003.
The Yard Rose
Carolyn Brown - 2000
A part of her heart went to Galveston with him just after the second grade when he left southern Oklahoma.Twenty years later he returns home for his grandmother's funeral. He decides to stay in Terral, a little southern Oklahoma town right on the Red River and the Chisholm Trail, to research a new line of restaurants to be located as close to the Trail as possible.During his stay he moves the WM Corporation travel trailer right on the property next to Glory's land - and the struggle begins. She wants his land to enlarge her property. He wants her land to make a parking lot for his new restaurant. When he tries to cut down the beautiful row of rose bushes separating their property, the battle begins.They both realize they've fallen desperately in love yet they're not sure if they can trust each other. It takes a lot of courage, some reassurance and many roses to confirm their love.
Josephine Cox - 2000
I'd have to lose my life before I'd lose you.'This is the vow Silas made to Cathleen on the day he asks her to marry him. Throughout their childhood their love has grown stronger and now, in 1900, they start to plan a life together. But a jealous woman is determined to ruin their happiness and uses Silas's father - a good and honest man - to do so, forcing him to make an impossible sacrifice. As a dutiful son, Silas has no choice but to obey his father, and Cathleen must pay the bitter price. Separated, each is swept along to a place where there is no love or peace and no way back . . .
The Rancher's Mail-Order Bride
Mindy Neff - 2000
The old matchmakers had gone too far this time and now it was up to Wyatt to tell Hannah Richmond and her adorable son that they’d been had by four well-meaning old cowpokes. Except that when Hannah looked at him like he was the best thing since sliced bread and made him feel like a complete man, Wyatt began to think that maybe the old fellas were right — and that could be dangerous for the whole town!
Nicholas Sparks - 2000
Here, in his newest work, Sparks tells a story about making the greatest commitment of all...loving someone forever. The Rescue When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks - risks no one else in the department would ever take - to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: He can't fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to be rescued, women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over, as soon as the relationship starts to become truly intimate. Then, one day, a raging, record-breaking storm hits his small Southern town. Denise Holton, a young single mother, is driving through it when her car skids off the road. With her is her four-year-old son, Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed everything. Unconscious and bleeding, she-but not Kyle-will be found by Taylor McAden. And when she wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them: Kyle is gone. During the search for Kyle, the connection, the lifeline, between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will be different from all the others, demanding far more than raw physical courage. That it will lead him to the possibility of his own rescue from a life lived without love. That it will require him to open doors to his past that were slammed shut by pain. That it will dare him to live life to the fullest by daring to love. In The Rescue Nicholas Sparks weaves his inimitable spell, immersing us in the passions and the surprising complexities of modern relationships-and in doing so, teaching us something about our own.
None So Blind
L.J. Maas - 2000
Taylor Kent, now a celebrated artist, has spent the years trying to unsuccessfully forget the young woman who walked out of her life. Best friends forever, neither woman ever had the courage to speak of the passion they felt for one another. Now, an unusual but desperate request will throw the old friends together again. This time, will they be able to voice their unspoken desires, or has time become their enemy?
The Long Way Home
Staci Stallings - 2000
Yet he cannot stop thinking about the stubborn young woman and her struggle to keep her own family farm by turning it into a bed and breakfast. Each time he tries to draw closer to her, he makes the situation worse until a series of crises throws Jaxton and Ami together in unexpected ways. THE LONG WAY HOME is an adventure of love and reconciliation. Touching on themes of faith, family, and fortunes, it asks the characters and the reader "Who are you, and where do you want to be when you're eighty?" "Staci Stallings writes from a deep knowledge and love of the Flint Hills, and with a compassionate understanding of everyday people caught up in family and life struggles. Her characters and their story will reside in your heart long after you have finished the last chapter of THE LONG WAY HOME."
Maggie Osborne - 2000
Now meet the most irresistible and independent heroine of them all, a woman called Low Down, who never had anything good happen to her until the day she asked for the one thing that only a man could give her. . . .As scruffy and rootless as the other prospectors searching for gold in the Rockies, Low Down wanted nothing in return for nursing a raggedy bunch through the pox. But when pressed to reveal her heart's wish, she admits, "I want a baby." Not a husband, not a forced marriage to the proud man who drew the scratched marble and became honor bound to marry her. To be sure, Max McCord was easy on the eyes, but he loved another woman and dreamed of a different life. Yet they agreed to a temporary marriage that could end only in disaster. But can this strange twist of fate lead to the silver lining that both have been searching for?
Anne Baker - 2000
When heavy bombing is followed by the news that their parents and brother are dead, the sisters are devastated. Then they discover that their uncle, Steve, is not who they thought he was - and it becomes clear that the Brinsleys have been living a life for years.
Deep in the Valley
Robyn Carr - 2000
Unlocked doors, front porches, pies cooling in the windows---this is country life at its finest. But visitors don't always see what lies at the heart of a community. Or just beyond...June Hudson grew up in Grace Valley, the daughter of the town doctor. Leaving only to get her medical training, she returned home and followed in her father's footsteps. Some might say she chose the easy, comfortable route...but June knows better.For June, her emergency room is wherever she's needed---or wherever a patient finds her. Always on call, her work is her life, these people her extended family. Which is a good thing, since this is a town where you should have picked your husband in the ninth grade. Grace Valley is not exactly the place to meet eligible men---until an undercover DEA agent suddenly starts appearing at all sorts of strange hours.Everybody has secrets down in the valley. Now June has one of her own.
Jayne Castle - 2000
It is here that Jayne Castle casts her spell-over the men and women brave enough to love in a world unlike any we have ever seen before. In this unforgettable volume are two very enchanting tales set on Harmony...After Dark...The New York Times bestselling novel of romantic suspense with a paranormal twist. A para-archaeologist and one of the most dangerous men on the planet heat up a murder investigation with a passion that cannot be extinguished-or denied...Bridal Jitters...From the national bestselling anthology, Charmed. An official marriage-of-convenience between paranormal business partners is almost called off-because of love.
Dinah McCall - 2000
Although Catherine wasn't a blood relation, kindly Annie Fane had taken her in after her parents were mysteriously murdered. But the superstitious townsfolk of Camarune used to consider Annie a witch, and they immediately apply the label to Catherine as well, menacing the schoolteacher's plan to stay in the isolated cabin while she tries to make sense of her life. Then she meets Luke DePriest, the area's sexy sheriff, who tries to protect her, all while hunting a thief who's been leaving strange wooden carvings in the place of the goods he steals. When a deranged farmer shoots Catherine in the back, the townsfolk are jolted back to their senses, Luke and Catherine are forced to confront their love for each other, and Catherine finally discovers the long-lost truth of her past.
Follow the Stars Home
Luanne Rice - 2000
Her stories remind us how precious and fragile life can be—and that we must risk our hearts every day to know happiness. Follow the Stars Home is just such a novel: a story of poignancy and heartbreak, grace and courage.Being a good mother is never simple: each day brings new choices and challenges. For Dianne Robbins, being a devoted single mother has resulted in her greatest joy and her darkest hours. Weeks before her daughter was born, she and her husband, Tim McIntosh, received the news every parent fears. Tim had not reckoned on their child being anything less than perfect, and abruptly fled to a solitary existence on the sea, leaving Dianne with a newborn—almost alone.It was Tim's brother, Alan, the town pediatrician, who stood by Dianne and her exceptional daughter. Throughout years of waiting, watching, and caring, Alan hid his love for his brother's wife. But one of the many hard choices Dianne has made is to close her heart toward any man—especially one named McIntosh. It will take a very special twelve-year-old to remind them all that love comes in many forms and can be received with as much grace as it is given.As lyrical and moving as the poetry of nature, Follow the Stars Home is a miracle of storytelling that will take your breath away. If words alone can dare us to confront our fears and to choose joy over sorrow, then Luanne Rice's magnificent novel is a benediction and a call to celebrate our lives.
Echoes Across the Mersey
Anne Baker - 2000
For Toby Percival, the son of the owner of factory where she and her mother work, is in love with her. Her mother fears they'll both lose their jobs when Toby's father finds out, but Sarah's prepared to risk everything for Toby's love. Maurice Percival is furious when he discovers his son is involved with a factory girl. Determined to defy his father, Toby joins the army. Sarah is left facing what seem to be insurmountable obstacles, but with the help of her friends, family and a strength she never knew she possessed, she discovers there is a light at the end of the tunnel, though it shines from a different direction to the one she expected.
A Place to Call Home
Sharon Sala - 2000
All detective Judd Hanna was looking for was a few days of peace and solitude, away from the dark shadows of big-city crime. But in a little town in the Wyoming high country, he found something more, much more; a woman who made him dream, for the first time in years, of a life filled with love and laughter. . . But even here, peace was hard to find. For Charlotte "Charlie" Franklin, a strong but gentle woman who was raising an adorable little girl alone, was in mortal danger. And before Judd could hope for a future with her, he had to make sure she lived to see tomorrow. . . .
Rosanne Bittner - 2000
With Love's Bounty, she continues to delight readers with the passionate tale of a proud woman and the reckless bounty hunter who steals her heart. Life hasn’t been easy on young Callie Hobbs. After her father’s sudden death and her mother’s murder, there isn’t much left for her on the outskirts of Rawlins. Alone with a ranch to run, Callie could sell it all, cut her losses, and find a suitor in town. But Callie knows only one thing will bring her peace: Seeing her mother’s killers hung. To find them, she turns to the most ruthless bounty hunter on this side of the country: Christian Mercy. Distant and brooding, Christian Mercy is far from the ideal travel companion. But as their journey unfolds, Callie finds herself falling for those blue eyes that flicker with something deeper than she could have ever anticipated. He wants redemption. She wants revenge. And as they close in on their targets, Callie and Chris bite back a fear worse than death. Could their love for one another douse the burning rage that keeps them going?
Nora Roberts - 2000
But she had Hope, who lived in the big house just a short skip away and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child.After young Hope's brutal murder, unsolved to this day, Tory's life began to fall apart. And now, as she returns to her hometown, with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, she is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of the past. As she forges a new bond with Cade Lavelle--Hope's older brother and the heir to the family fortune--she isn't sure whether the tragic loss they share will unite them or drive them apart. But she is willing to open her heart, just a little, and try.Living so close to those unhappy memories will be more difficult and frightening than Tory could ever have expected, however. Because Hope's murderer is nearby as well...
Linda Howard - 2000
Perfect. Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted -- or will just muscular do? As their conversation heats up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along e-mail lines. But what began as a joke among friends turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered....Turning to her neighbor, an unpredictable police detective, for help, Jaine must unmask a killer to save her friends -- and herself. Now, knowing whom to trust and whom to love is a matter of survival -- as the dream of Mr. Perfect becomes a chilling nightmare.
The Irish Devil
Donna Fletcher - 2000
It is in this world that Lord Eric of Shanekill is both feared and revered. His unstoppable rage on the battlefield has made him known as the "Irish Devil." Little did he know that his greatest battle would be fought in his heart...Faith, daughter of Lord Terra, is a healer who lives on the edge of society. Shamed by a cruel act of injustice, cast out by her father, she is the last one anyone would choose for a wife ... But when the "Irish Devil" is given his choice of Lord Terra's daughters, he demands Faith's hand in marriage. Against all obstacles, they struggle to overcome the pain of their pasts and realize the passion which both have desired—and denied—for so long...
Linda Lael Miller - 2000
Rachel Springwater's first schoolteacher, she crosses paths with rough-hewn barkeep Trey Hargreaves -- who puts a slow burn on her proper Eastern ways. Savannah Behind her rouge and bangles, the dance-hall girl has a sure and steady heart. Can her kind, gentle love help Dr. Prescott Parrish heal his wounded spirit? Miranda An unwed mother in search of a place to call home, she finds her heart's desire in Springwater -- and in the arms of rancher Landry Kildare. Jessica The sparks fly when she comes to take charge of her late brother's bankrupt newspaper -- and finds herself in a heated love match with town mayor Gage Calloway. FOUR SPLENDID SPRINGWATER NOVELS -- TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Constance O'Banyon - 2000
It was time to return to his people. Time to fulfill his destiny as the legendary tribal chieftain he was born to become. So what need had he for the pretty white woman riding beside him in the stagecoach, trembling beneath his dark gaze?Yet when Apaches attacked the travelers, when one of his own betrayed him, Tykota had to rescue soft, innocent Makinna Hillyard, teach her to survive the savage wilderness...and his own savage heart. For, shorn of the veneer of civilization, raw emotions rocked Tykota. And suddenly, against his will, blue-eyed Makinna was his woman to protect, to command...to possess.
The Unsung Hero
Suzanne Brockmann - 2000
When he calls for help, the navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings. In a desperate, last-ditch effort to prevent disaster, Tom creates his own makeshift counterterrorist team, assembling his most loyal officers, two elderly war veterans, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr. Kelly Ashton-the sweet "girl next door" who has grown into a remarkable woman. The town's infamous bad boy, Tom has always longed for Kelly. Now he has one final chance for happiness, one last chance to win her heart, and one desperate chance to save the day . . .From the Paperback edition.
Christmas At Ardmore / The Quinns Christmas / Excerpts From The Villa
Nora Roberts - 2000
It contained 2 short Christmas stories featuring characters from the Chesapeake Bay Saga and the Gallaghers of Ardmore trilogy.Due to the short length and the fact that the book is very hard to find, the stories are available on Roberts's website.Christmas in ArdmoreThe Quinn's Christmas
Emilie Richards - 2000
A local gathering place for generations, the saloon is now run by the Donaghue sisters, whose lives and hearts have been shaped by familytragedy and a haunting mystery.When an act of violence sets the wheels of fate inmotion, Megan Donaghue, a woman unwillingto trust in love, and Niccolo Andreani, a manunwilling to trust in himself, are determined tolearn the truth about one fateful night in thefamily's long-forgotten past.As an old man struggles to protect a secret asold as Whiskey Island itself, a murder that stillshadows too many lives is about to be solved--with repercussions no one can predict.
Carrie L. Carr - 2000
When her car is washed into a rising creek, it could be the last thing she does. Lexington (Lex) Walters has run the Rocking W Ranch for the last ten years, alone except for hired hands and her feisty housekeeper, Martha. She doesn’t have the time or inclination for dating, but when fate drops a beautiful woman into her path, how can she resist? With the bridge out of service and the weather against them, Lex and Amanda work together to take care of the ranch. When they stumble across a group of rustlers also stranded by the weather, will the stress destroy their budding relationship?
Julie Garwood - 2000
In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger -- and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters. Let New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood take you on a thrilling excursion into the soaring heights -- and the darkest impulses -- of the human heart.
Joan Johnston - 2000
Here, Johnston brings to life a breathtaking love story - between the Blackthornes' oldest son and the Creeds' beautiful daughter - a magnificent novel of passion, vengeance, and star-crossed love.Trace Blackthorne was taught from the cradle to take what he wanted. And he wanted Callie Creed. Eleven years ago, the feud between their families had torn them apart. But now Trace has come home, a ruthless hard-eyed stranger, making her an offer she couldn't refuse: marry him and save her struggling family from financial ruin. But the secrets of the past return to haunt them. And Callie is once again compelled to make an impossible choice - between the family who desperately needs her and the only man she has ever loved.
Ride the Wind
Constance O'Banyon - 2000
In a desperate bid to rescue his best friend's bride-to-be, Reese Starrett thundered across the dusty plains, praying for a miracle. Because it would take a miracle to save the beautiful and pampered Saber Vincente from death, or worse, at the hands of her kidnappers. Dealing with a lowdown snake like Graham Felton, Reese expected hardship, expected bloodshed. The only thing he didn't expect was to fall in love with the innocent qirl entrusted to his care. But beneath the endless, starry Texas skies her sweet warmth beckoned him, her soft lips smiled an inescapable seduction, and he knew that no matter what the consequences, together they must...Ride the Wind.
Love's Labyrinth: a time travel romance
Anne Kelleher - 2000
Great, quick read, enjoyable details, and interesting plot. Look forward to reading more from this author.” A SUPERB MEDIEVAL ROMANCE WITH A TIME TRAVEL TWIST “A ONCE AND FUTURE LOVE is a passionate time travel romance that is based on a love that flows forever. Both incarnations of Richard are fabulously drawn, but especially intriguing is the modern day soul coping with the loss of a loved one. Kelleher’s novel [is] a spectacular Medieval romance with a time traveling twist.” —5 stars from Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer Harriet Klausner “What a delicious surprise this story is! I lost myself in the well-developed characters. I felt like they were old friends. I could picture each moment, thanks to the author’s vivid descriptions.” With this novel and the enjoyable A ONCE AND FUTURE LOVE, readers will feel that Ms. Kelleher is rapidly ascending to the pinnacle of the supernatural romance field. --5 stars from Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer Harriet Klausner “What a fascinating book! Ms. Kelleher has taken time travel to a new level. Packed with energy and intrigue, this is one not to miss! The time period is cleverly brought to life, and the author does a credible job of handling various historical elements.” —Amy Wilson, Literary Times “All lovers of time travel should look to acquire this book for their keeper shelves! Superb read!” “Full of visceral detail, this book almost made me wish I could step in an English castle and vanish into the past.” “This is probably one of the best time-travels I’ve ever read. It’s rich with history, and the characters are completely believable. I thought the author did a particularly great job with the hero—I could really fall in love with him!" LOVE'S LABYRINTH .... The path to the heart can lead to unexpected places. England, 1999: When BFFs Olivia Lindsley and Alison O'Neill enter the labyrinth at Talcott Forest, a magnificent 16th century estate, they think it will be fun to pretend to be Elizabethan ladies, searching for an answer to the identity of Shakespeare's Dark Lady. Until they step outside the maze and realize they've come further than they ever thought they could... England, 1586: Both women think time travel is impossible... until they meet Queen Elizabeth, as well as the owners of Talcott Forest: Lord Nicholas and his amateur scientist brother, Geoffrey. Lord Nicholas and Geoffrey do their best to pass the two visitors off as cousins from the North, but Alison and Olivia's unusual ways soon raise suspicions of witchcraft... and worse. As tensions rise and the nooses tighten, Alison and Olivia must search for a way to return to their present, lest they lose their lives to the superstitions of the past, and their hearts to the dashing brothers Talcott.
Bernie Morris - 2000
The background is one of blitzed ruins, 'bommies', surrounding a lonely mile of The Highway that runs alongside the docks. Here, where the sense of destruction is ever present, live Kate's mother and brutal stepfather. Here Kate and Jon, two school kids deeply in love but too young to date, meet secretly. Here too lives Bobby, leader of the Alleycats, sworn enemy of the Hellcats, Kate's tender-hearted protector and Jon's rival. And always at Bobby's side is Adam, enigmatic Shadowcat, prophet, warrior and soul brother.'Bobby's Girl' is a story of love, and of different loves - tragic, compelling and masterly in its recreation of an epoch.
Good Husband Material
Trisha Ashley - 2000
He’s handsome, dependable, and will make an excellent father – unlike Tish’s first love, the disreputable Fergal. Her teenage sweetheart abandoned her for a music career and now lives a typical celebrity lifestyle. Fergal broke her heart – James helped mend it.Now, they’ve bought a cottage in the country. The next step – kids and a lifetime of domestic bliss. Well, that’s the plan. And even if James has a slight tendency to view the village pub as a second home, their relationship is still in pretty good shape after seven years of marriage. So why is marriage to Mr Right making her long for Mr Wrong?
In the Midnight Rain
Ruth Wind - 2000
Her latest project, though, promises to be her most challenging--and personal. Not only is she researching the life of a blues singer who disappeared mysteriously forty years ago, but Ellie is also trying to find the truth about the parents she never knew. The love child of a restless woman who died young and an anonymous father, Ellie has little to go on but a faded postcard her mother sent from a small East Texas town--the hometown of her latest subject.Could Mean Finding Her FutureIt is there that Ellie meets Blue Reynard, a man with deep roots and wide connections who may help her find answers. With a piercing gaze and cool grin, Blue is as sultry and seductive as the Southern night air. Beneath his charming surface, however, lies a soul damaged by loss. Despite her better judgment, Ellie finds herself irresistibly drawn to Blue's passion--and his pain. But Ellie's been lured by sweet talk and hot kisses before. How can she possibly stay with blue when every instinct tells her to run?
Passionate Love Letters: An Anthology of Desire, with Facsimiles of Rela Letters & Quotations from Lovers' Correspondence Thoughout the Ages
Michelle Lovric - 2000
The pleasures of handling fragile and beautiful 18th-century love letters inspired the idea of reproducing that very touching and personal experience for a wider audience. To create the book, the originals of significant love letters were tracked down and photographed in museums and libraries all over the world. How to Write Love Letters, the first-follow-up title, was published for Valentine's Day, 1996. And now the eagerly awaited third book, in the same format as Love Letters, is available. Passionate Love Letters, An Anthology of Desire provides the same irresistible combination of history, beauty and romance - but this time with an exploration of some of the deeper passions that love can inspire.
Say Yes / The Cinderella Solution
Lori Foster - 2000
but she would if he wouldn'tSara Simmons had decided that, for her, marriage and happily ever after wasn't meant to be. Still, she wasn't averse to having a fling with sexy Gavin Blake. But Gavin wanted more, and his new motto was "Why buy the bull if you can get the beef free?" It was driving Sara crazy, trying to keep her hands off him while he played virgin to her Don Juan...."The Cinderella Solution" / Cathy YardleyThe woman of his dreams was right under his nose...When Charlotte Taylor's best friend, Gabe Donofrio, agreed with her that she wasn't the type of woman men fall in love with, she bet him a thousand dollars she'd have a marriage proposal in three months. Then she turned her tomboy self into a sexy siren, The World's Most Eligible Bachelor moved in next door... and Gabe realized he'd made a big mistake!
Gaelen Foley - 2000
Even if it means jeopardizing his reputation by engaging in a scandalous affair with London's most provocative courtesan—the desirable but aloof Belinda Hamilton.Bel has used her intelligence and wit to charm the city's titled gentlemen, while struggling to put the pieces of her life back together. She needs a protector, so she accepts Hawk's invitation to become his mistress in name only. He asks nothing of her body, but seeks her help in snaring the same man who shattered her virtue. Together they tempt the unforgiving wrath of society—until their risky charade turns into a dangerous attraction, and Bel must make a devastating decision that could ruin her last chance at love. . . .
The Gold Scent Bottle
Dorothy Mack - 2000
Returning four years later, he meets the lovely Abigail Monroe. Max has something of Miss Monroe's, and to get her property back, Abigail must pose as Max's bride-to-be. But pretending to be in love soon becomes more than just a game....
Texas Treasure (The Morgan Brothers Book 1)
Betty Brooks - 2000
Although the act had been self-defense, Amelia feared that others would not agree and her only choice was to run for her life. When Colt Morgan realized her position and decided to rescue her, Amelia found herself galloping through the night with the handsome stranger. She felt safe at last as she fled the bloody scene with her arms wrapped around the man who vowed to keep her safe. But was she only fleeing from one danger only to land in the middle of another? Did she have any chance at all to forget her past and find true love in his arms?
The Brands Who Came For Christmas
Maggie Shayne - 2000
When he learns the truth, Caleb rushes back to Big Falls, determined to make it right despite what the scandal will do to his high profile career–the family legacy he had never truly wanted. All he wants is Maya, and their child. But can a girl whose father abandoned and betrayed her, ever truly believe in the goodness of a man who left town the morning after their one night stand? How can he convince her that he hasn’t stopped thinking about her since then, much less, do so with the whole world watching? He has to prove himself to a woman he’s not even sure he’s worthy of. But he has no idea how. The Oklahoma All-Girl Brands is a six-book, small town, contemporary romance series with shades of HOPE FLOATS and YOU’VE GOT MAIL. Spin off of the bestselling Texas Brand Series.
Barbara Freethy - 2000
With his well-worn jeans and slow, seductive smile, he was nothing but a cowboy on the wrong side of the Mississippi - a diversion in her heartfelt quest to discover the father she never knew. Zach has a gentle hand with horses and a seductive touch with women ... and when he takes Katherine in his arms, he unleashes the passion simmering just below her cool exterior. Yes, her probing questions and tantalizing ways could cause nothing but trouble - but sometimes a man needs a little trouble ....
Circle of Gold
Diana Palmer - 2000
Yet never in her wildest dreams did the innocent young woman imagine that her formidable new boss would sweep her off her feet with his potent charm. Before long, she was in love so deeply that it made her heart ache. But how did he feel? The enigmatic rancher was so difficult to read. Still, she couldn't imagine spending her days --- or nights --- with anyone else but Gil. Could Kasie convince the hard-edged widower that a circle of gold ... belonged on her finger?
Ruth Ryan Langan - 2000
And his life had mostly been business - until his brothers hired Maggie Fuller to be a cook at their ranch.All of their lives changed once she started serving fabulous meals with a smile, and Chance found himself falling in love with the golden-eyed beauty. But he instinctively knew she was hiding something.Chance needed Maggie to confide in him so he could protect her, but would he be willing to risk his life when he learned the truth?
No Commitment Required
Seressia Glass - 2000
Lately her lingerie designs have been lackluster. To her partners, the answer is simple: there's nothing like love to spark creativity. But Yvonne doesn't want anything to do with love. Losing her parents and sister in an accident and her resulting mental and physical scars have left her afraid to love or be loved. Michael Benjamin is the epitome of the American male: tall, white, affluent, handsome. He has his own scars, given to him by his late wife. When he discovered her cheating on him one night, he threw her out, and she later died. Now 33, the marketing whiz has honed his guilt and anger into a love-them-and-leave-them facade. He is one of Atlanta's most eligible bachelors and is determined to remain that way. The two meet when a mutual friend, Jeff Grayson, sends Michael to retrieve Yvonne from the airport in his place. Sparks immediately fly through a misunderstanding that is quickly cleared, leaving the two very aware of each other. Both realize that while romance may be dead, business is not. They need each other professionally, yet are drawn to each other personally. Yvonne fights her growing attraction for Michael, knowing that even if her heart said yes, her scarred body says no. But Michael eases those fears, and they yield to their desire. Their first night of passion leaves both shaken, yet they are unable to go back to before. They agree to continue their personal relationship, no commitment required. Yet they are drawn deeper into each other's lives. When Yvonne loses her foster father, all of her old grief comes rushing back. Michael is there to comfort and support her. Their affection and passion has deepened to love, a love that blossoms, despite its challenges.
Georgia Bockoven - 2000
Engaged to an adoring, successful executive, she lives in a luxurious house, and her beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Linda, is on the brink of college and adulthood. Then, Catherine's rose-colored world is shattered. Her daughter is burned terribly in a freak accident, and just when Catherine needs him most, her fiancé abandons her. Now Catherine must call on every ounce of courage and strength she has to help her beloved daughter recover. Fortunately, she's got help in fire captain Rick Sawyer, an expert burn counselor. Ruggedly handsome, appealingly down-to-earth, Rick is like no man Catherine has ever met. But Catherine made the wrong choice before. How can she trust her emotions--especially when it's not just her heart at stake but her daughter's life, too?In the tradition of Barbara Delinsky comes this poignant, moving story of the bonds of family, the strength of love, and the courage to dare.
Ruth Hamilton - 2000
Reduced to a life of hardship, Alex Burton-Massey’s widow and daughters took refuge in Caldwell Farm, all that was left of their former wealth.James Mulligan was the man who now owned their lands, and Massey’s Yort quickly became known as Mulligan’s Yard. He was a silent, brooding character whose manners teetered on the brink of rudeness, but in spite of this, many women found him attractive. Who was he? Did he hide a dark secret in the cellars of Pendleton Grange? And why did he involve himself so deeply in the lives of the Burton-Massey girls?
Yo Yo Love
Daaimah S. Poole - 2000
She's also babelicious, with ginger-colored skin and more curves than the Liberty Bell. But if Kayla's all that, how come she can't find the one thing she's gotta have: "The One. Someone jonezing for me… someone to chill with, lay up under, and be around."When Kayla sets off on a manhunt for Mr. Right, she finds herself hooking up with every hustler, nut, and fast-talking player in Philadelphia. There's Emar, the basketball hotshot who makes his best moves off-court; good-looking Terry, who gets downright scary during a weekend in Jersey; and Reese, who'd be da bomb if he'd only drop his white girlfriend. But it's Kayla's relationship with smooth and sexy Wil that really rocks her world and teaches her how to fight for a man—and for her own independence. For love doesn't get truly crazy until it's the real thing… and the only people who don't get played are the ones who stay out of the game.Featuring the frank and feisty viewpoint of a modern, streetwise young woman, Yo Yo Love is edgy, uncensored, and wildly entertaining. It's a tour de force that tells it like it is… and tells it all.
The Master's Plan
LaVerne St. George - 2000
She focuses on her job as a university librarian and on creating a charitable fund to support closed-head trauma research, but money is tight. While hiking in the Ozarks, she shares a trail shelter with a wet and weary hiker. He’s charming. She’s attracted. Things are looking up. Jason Montague counts his blessings. His unplanned hike ended in the company of an experienced hiker. He’s captivated by Cara, but as the Doncaster Foundation’s chairman, he holds the future of her charity in his hands. When he’s forced to reveal his epilepsy, his hope for a personal relationship vanishes. Back at Doncaster’s Midwest office, Jason discovers missing money, a missing employee, and negative media spin. Things are not looking good. ~Bad Things Happen. Then Love Steps In.
Jayne Castle - 2000
Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work part-time in Shrimpton’s House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn’t going well. Stuff keeps happening.Take the dead body that she discovered in one of the sarcophagus exhibits. Who needed that? Finding out that her new client, Emmett London, is one of the most dangerous men in the city isn’t helping matters either. And that’s just today’s list of setbacks. Here in the shadows of the Dead City of Old Cadence, things don’t really heat up until After Dark.
A Memory of Love
Bertrice Small - 2000
. . . Spirited, iron-willed Rhonwyn is the bastard child of the Prince of Wales, raised more boy than girl, able to ride and fight with the best. Against her wishes, she is married off to an English lord, Edward de Beaumont, who is stunned to discover that his lovely gilt-haired bride is a fiery wildcat with a mind of her own. Slowly, he wins her trust and her heart, and she accompanies him on the Crusades to North Africa. But when Edward falls ill, Rhonwyn boldly leads his troops, only to become a captive of the sensual Emir of Cinnebar, a man who will teach her the ways of erotic love–passions that will be put to the test when she returns to England to battle once more . . . this time for the man who rules her heart.
The Guest List
Fern Michaels - 2000
Her first book has found a publisher, a daring new surgery promises to take away the birthmark that mars her lovely face, and there's a new man in her life, a man who sees beyond her flaw. . .into her heart. Best of all, though, is that Abby has been reunited with her sister Mallory. Separated as girls after their parents died in a double tragedy, Abby always dreamed that, one day, they would be together again.But while two loving sisters make up for lost time, danger hides in the shadows. Now, Abby and Mallory have planned a sumptuous party--unaware that their gathering will include and uninvited guest who will do anything to keep the past hidden. . .
Catherine Anderson - 2000
Now he's returned, seeking to raise his young son with values you can only find at home, and longing to rekindle the passion he'd once had with beautiful Marilee Nelson. But Marilee isn't anything like the gentle yet self-assured girl he'd left behind. In her place is a woman tormented by a secret she refuses to share, even with Joe.Marilee never wanted to see Joe again; their parting had been too painful. And though his strong arms and powerful body could protect her, she knew only too well the harm they could also bring. Her head tells her to resist Joe's persistent advances, her heart is telling her something very different. And then he makes her the sweetest proposition of all: become his wife and mother of his child. But how can she agree to a marriage, even in name only, when she can't stand to tell him the truth?
Mary Davis - 2000
But her well-intentioned friends set her up as a mail-order bride. She knows nothing of the engagement until the day her groom, Lucas Rawlings, shows up to seal their agreement with wedding vows. Believing it is God's will for her life, she marries the handsome stranger. Lucas proves to be a gentle and kind man, and Cinda finds herself falling in love with her new husband. Upon arriving at his Montana farm, however, she finds out his real intentions for wanting a wife. Her new life is full of surprises, not all of them good.
New and... Improved? / Andrew in Excess (Harlequin Duets, #28)
Jill Shalvis - 2000
A little mousy, maybe, but a sweet friend and a darn good chemist. So why did she have to go and wreck it all by having a makeover? Now she looked like some sexy siren out of a lingerie catalog, and when it came to chemistry...there was only one kind on Kent's mind! ANDREW IN EXCESS She's got the baby blues... Teacher Kat Devereaux was free spirited, unorthodox...and had a little problem with excess. And right now, her biological clock was ticking excessively loudly. What she needed was a temporary husband--one she couldn't possibly fall for. Andrew Winthrop III was stuffy, conservative and needed a wife. A marriage of convenience would solve both their problems. Only, neither one anticipated enjoying their mock marriage so excessively....
Sandra Kitt - 2000
Carol Taggart is a newly single professor. Their lives collide one night when Carol is caught in the crossfire of an undercover drug sting gone south. Shot and seriously wounded, she finds an unexpected friend in Lee . . . unaware that the man she’s falling for could be the shooter.Twenty years on the street do nothing to prepare Lee for the night that changes his life. Determined to make amends, the special-operations lieutenant finds himself irresistibly drawn to Carol. But Lee soon faces a new threat. With his career and heart on the line, he races to prevent Carol from becoming a victim once again.Passionate and bold, Close Encounters shatters myths about race, gender, and love.
Safe by His Side
Debra Webb - 2000
So who was the beautiful amnesiac on his doorstep, and how had she gotten to his hideaway? When a killer soon followed, Jack suspected a trap - so he took the lady and ran..."Kate" couldn't remember her own name, but she wanted the strong and silent Jack Raine the moment she saw him. Even as a slow heat burned between them, Kate knew she risked falling for this stranger who'd saved her life - a man her flashes of memory suggested she might have been sent to capture...
Norah Hess - 2000
Blinded by the swirling storm, Flame knows that she cannot give up if she is to survive. Her memory gone, the lovely firebrand awakes to find that the strong arms encircling her belong to a devilishly handsome stranger. And one look at his blazing eyes tells her that the haven she has found promises a passion that will burn for a lifetime. She is the most lovely thing he has ever seen. From the moment he takes Flame in his arms and gazes into her sparkling eyes, Stone knows that the red-headed virgin has captured his heart. The very sight of her smile stokes fiery desires in him that only her touch can extinguish. To protect her he'll claim her as his wife, and pray that he can win her heart before she discovers the truth.
Whispers Through Time
Sherry Lewis - 2000
Someone was looting the ancient Anasazi ruins at Black Mesa-and it was Kurt Richards's job to stop them. Of course, most of the damage had been done a century before, when settlers first discovered the ruins. But there was no way Kurt could change the past-until he slipped down a cliff face and into a time he had only imagined...Cortez, Colorado, 1890. When he cannot find the modern city of Cortez, Kurt has to accept the unbelievable. But he may be able to change the future when he stumbles upon the Lazy H ranch--where the recently widowed Olivia Hamilton struggles to hold on to her land. Without Kurt's help, she could lose her property--and the ruins that sit on it--to a greedy banker. As their friendship blooms into passion, Kurt is determined to prevent the loss of Olivia's home--and the loss of his own heart to a woman who lives in another century...
Scandalous Lord Dere
Stephanie Laurens - 2000
Kisses were stolen and promises made. But what happens when morning comes? A new year brings new scandal when a rake awakens in the bed of the flame-haired temptress who had seduced him years before. All of society has them bedded, but can he convince her to become wedded?
Peter Brandvold - 2000
But peace isnt' what he finds: Greedy landholder King Magnussen of the Double-X ranch wants sole reign of the Bench, a fertile and prosperous region in the Dakota Territory. And Magnussen always gets what he wants. So when Talbot meets beautiful young Suzanne, King's beloved daughter, he learns quickly that Suzanne always gets what she wants, too. And she wants Talbot. Then there's Jacy Kincaid, the little-girl-next-door, who has grown into a stunning strong-willed woman, fighting against King and his thugs for turning the Dakota Territory into Dakota Kill. Before Talbot can rest his tired bones, he finds himself not only confronted with a land war, but a love war too. . . .
Carole Bellacera - 2000
Wounded in the arm himself, Devin vows revenge on his British opressors - and steps into a cycle of violence that will leave him with a shattered family and an empty heart.Eighteen years later, Devin has become an earnest rock-n-roller who uses his songs to relate the horrors he's seen to an international audience of millions. His American tour photographer, Fonda Blayne, is falling in love with him - but she has no idea that his brooding silences may be rooted in a very real danger. Devin hopes that he's left the violence of his homeland in the past - but some very powerful and deadly forces are hoping to take advantage of his life in the spotlight...
Rivers of the Heart
Audrey Howard - 2000
From the moment she met him, she believed with all her heart that her adopted brother Freddy would one day be her husband. When he chooses to marry her sister instead, it breaks her heart, and she enters into a loveless marriage. It is only when her selfishness leads to an unforgivable accident that she realizes what she has lost—and by then, it may be too late.
Thomas Amo - 2000
A dream world driven by illusion. Tiege Cargill is Weirlech Films most promising director, his friend and mentor Fritz Weirlech has left him the studio and his private fortune. D.W. Kolten, nephew to Fritz Weirlech has stolen the fortune through a faked will and sent Tiege to England to make his last movie. Tiege disappears after a car wreck and is found by a young English farm girl named Catherine Pearce. She has no idea who the mysterious stranger is or how famous he is. She only knows she loves him. When Kolten learns of Tiege's disappearance he sees this as a chance to be rid of him once and for all. Plans are made to complete the film in secrecy and make certain Tiege does not make it back to Hollywood alive!
Fan Dai - 2000
Yingtai's family is not at war with Shanbo's; rather, it does not recognise its existence. Traversing class and gender expectations, Yingtai and Shanbo spiral toward the inevitable consequences of a life so much at odds with tradition.
The Seduction of Roxanne
Linda Winstead Jones - 2000
True, he wasn't the sherif: It was Cyrus Bergeron whose nose for justice and lightning-fast draw had earned the tin star after he'd returned from the War Between the States, a conflict that had scarred more than just the country. Still, with his quick wit and his smoldering eyes, Cyrus seemed an unfair comparison. And it had been Calvin who'd written the letters she'd received, hadn't it? Those passion-filled missives had left her aching with desire long into the torrid Texas nights. Whoever had penned those notes had seduced her as thoroughly as with a kiss, and it was to that man she'd give her heart.
Susan Lewis - 2000
And Avril Hayden, Carla's flamboyant and sensual friend, finds herself increasingly intrigued by this mysterious connection - a connection that won't go away.But as hidden truths are finally revealed, intrigue turns to fear, and risk to terrible danger...From a village in Somerset, to the grandeur of London's Belgravia and the exotic island of Zanzibar, Strange Allure is a story of love's passions gone utterly wild.
Never Let You Go
Judy Christenberry - 2000
AND HE UNDERSTOOD A LITTLE ABOUT WOMEN.But born illegitimate, a lifelong loner, what the cowboy didn’t understand—would probably never understand—was families.Which meant that the attraction he felt for rich, pretty rancher Beth Kennedy was just that. Attraction. Nothing more. There was no future in it—no house with flowers, no cradles filled with sweet-smelling babies.So Jed vowed he’d train Beth to be the best rodeo rider she could be. Then he’d move on down the road.Alone.Unless he’d just found a place to call home . . .THE CIRCLE K SISTERS: An unexpected inheritance changed their lives -- but would love be the ultimate reward?
Outrunning The Darkness
Anne Schraff - 2000
Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline. The highly readable style and mature topics will appeal to young adult readers of both sexes and encourage them to finish each novel. Harriet Tubman HS Series-- Sereeta Prince is a honey-skinned beauty with glossy, black curls making little halos around her face. Jaris Spain has been in love with her since junior high. Now his feelings are growing even stronger. But she seems to look right through him like he is made of plastic wraps.
His Forbidden Touch
Linda O'Brien - 2000
Once, she gave this rugged, handsome man every ounce of her love and trust and he betrayed her in the worst way imaginable. But she's wiser now and her small town desperately needs her medical skills, so Mariah's determined to ignore the unwanted spark that flares to life every time she sees the dark-haired, powerful mine owner.An Unexpected LoveJake knows there's more between them than Mariah's willing to admit. But he's protected her from the full truth of the past for so long, how can he ever regain the love and passion they once shared? His powerful sense of responsiblity forbids Jake from telling the truth, but when danger threatens the woman he loves, all else is stripped away and Mariah's healing heart shows them the way.
Gail Sattler - 2000
As the snow cover rises and the temperatures drop, a saving angel happens by on her way to her familys mountain cabin. Adelle Wilsons plans for celebrating Christmas change quickly, as she finds herself entertaining unexpected houseguests for the holiday. In a snowbound cabin, caring for two infants and making do with limited supplies, Adelle and Dennis experience a Christmas they will never forget. Under ordinary circumstances, they would never have met. Now, can they bear to part?
Mary Jane Morgan - 2000
She knows his type all too well -- a thrill-seeking cowboy who courts danger, and a guaranteed heartbreaker for any woman foolish enough to love him. Even if she is wildly attracted to the handsome Oklahoman, Brooke has vowed to keep her relationship with him strictly professional. Until she finds herself falling hard for him.