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Chesapeake Series 1-4

Nora Roberts - 2002
    Along with his two adopted brothers, Ethan and Phillip, Cam promises his dying father to raise a boy Ray had taken in just prior to his accident. Assuming that Seth, like Cam, Ethan and Phillip before him, is simply a troubled boy off the streets, Cam is shocked and outraged by persistent rumors that Seth is Ray's natural son, conceived in an affair with one of his college students. Determined to fight the rumors and clear their father's name, the Quinns commit themselves to making Seth a permanent part of the Quinn family. Before the adoption can proceed, however, the Quinns must prove themselves to be fit guardians, and convince Seth's case worker, Anna Spinelli, that the Quinn brothers can form the proper environment to raise Seth. Complications arise when Cam finds himself increasingly attracted to Anna, and a relationship develops between the two. Always the footloose adventurer, Cam must now decide if he has the ability to stay permanently in Maryland and help raise Seth, and commit himself to his family and to Anna, or if his old lifestyle would always call to him.RISING TIDESEthan Quinn is a waterman. He wasn't born to the tradition, but has embraced it. He's a quiet man whose heart runs as deep as the waters he loves. But now he faces more than the challenge of making his living on the Bay or struggling to make the fledgeling boat-building business he and his brothers began a success.There's a young boy who needs him, and a woman and child he loves but never believed he could have. To shape his life around them, Ethan must face his own dark past, and accept not only who he is, but what he hopes to become.INNER HARBORPhillip Quinn valued his fast-paced and successful life in Baltimore, but he knew that for Seth's sake, he, like his brothers, would have to make compromises on his bachelor lifestyle. Dr. Sybill Griffin was a renowned sociologist, in town ostensibly to study small town life, but in reality she had a different agenda: to study the Quinns, and how they were treating little Seth. Attracted from the first to the reserved doctor, Phillip was determined to discover her secrets, but when the truth comes out, the power of their passion may not be enough to overcome the truth about her betrayal. The Quinns will have to pull together as a family, once and for all, to protect and care for Seth as they promised her father, and Sybill will learn that sometimes a tie without blood is just as strong as a tie of blood.CHESAPEAKE BLUESeth Quinn is finally home.It's been a long journey. After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, he was taken in by the Quinn family, and grew up with three older brothers who watched over him with love.Now, a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth is settling down on Maryland's Easter Shore, surrounded by Cam, Ethan, and Phillip once again, and their wives and kids, all the blessed chaos of the extended Quinn clan. Finally, he's back in the little blue-and-white house where there's always a boat at the dock, a rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard.

Three Sisters Island collection

Nora Roberts - 2002
    . . But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore caf? - and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him - for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she's so carefully created could shatter completely. Just as Nell starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers from a terrible curse - one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women - and the nightmares of the past haunting her every step - she must find the power to save her home, her love . . . and herself . . . Heaven and Earth: Ripley Todd just wants to live a quiet, peaceful kind of life. Her job as a sheriff's deputy keeps her busy and happy, and she has no trouble finding men when she wants them - which, lately, isn't all that often. She's perfectly content, except for one thing: she has special powers that both frighten and confuse her - and though she tries hard to hide them, she can't get them under control... Distraction soon arrives in the handsome form of MacAllister Booke - a researcher who's come to investigate the rumors of witchcraft that haunt Three Sisters Island. Right from the start, he knows there's something extraordinary about Ripley Todd. Face the Fire: Mia Devlin knows what it is like to love with your whole heart - and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared - and determined to live without love. The new owner of the island's only hotel, Sam has returned to Three Sisters with hopes of winning back Mia's affections. He is puzzled when she greets him with icy indifference - for the chemistry between them is still sizzling and true. Angry, hurt and deeply confused, Mia refuses to admit that a passion for Sam still burns in her heart. But she'll need his help - and his powers - to face her greatest, most terrifying challenge. And as the deadline for breaking a centuries-old curse draws near, they must take the first steps toward destiny - and come together to turn back the dark...

The Quinn Legacy

Nora Roberts - 2002
    With his career on the fast track and a condo overlooking the Inner Harbor, his life on the street is firmly in the past. But one look at Seth and he's reminded of the boy he once was.Chesapeake BlueNow a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth Quinn is settling down on Maryland's Eastern Shore, surrounded once again by Cam, Ethan, and Phil, their wives and children, all the blessed chaos of the extended Quinn clan. Finally, he's back in the little blue-and-white house where there's always a boat at the dock, a rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard. Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher since he's been gone-and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks.

Delaney's Desert Sheikh

Brenda Jackson - 2002
    But when she reluctantly agreed to share a secluded cabin with an arrogant sheikh bent on seduction, she found herself enrolled in a crash course in human sexuality. Unfortunately, commitment and love were misplaced pages in her darkly handsome mentor's manual. Jamal Ari Yassir had intended to school Delaney in sensuality for his pleasure, but his plan backfired. Instead of loving and leaving her, he became engulfed by an irresistible passion for his sexy-as-sin cabin mate. Could his convenient summer lover be the woman he was destined to share his life with?

A Chance at Love

Beverly Jenkins - 2002
    He can't stop wondering what it would be like to hold the fiery enchantress close and kiss her deeply. Surely he could never compete with the sophisticated gents she has known, yet he intends to try. But will his honest passion be enough to take a chance on a long-shot called love?

No Place Like Home

Barbara O'Neal - 2002
    . . .No Place Like Home tells the unforgettable story of a family bound together by tradition–and the emotional journey of an estranged daughter risking everything for a second chance at life and love. Twenty-one years ago Jewel Sabatino left her childhood behind and never looked back. After a magical taste of fame, she found herself alone with a son to raise and not much else. She survived with the help of Michael, her one true friend. But now Michael is too sick to care for himself, and Jewel has run out of options. She leaves New York for the hills of Colorado, unsure if the family she ran from will welcome her back. For Jewel, coming home is falling back into a world that smells of Italian restaurants and home-baked pies. It is the laughter of sisters preparing for a summer wedding, and the peaceful haven for a treasured soul mate’s last days. It also means facing the unforgiving eyes of a father betrayed by his favorite child–and letting go of a son who is ready to become a man. But most of all, it is the love she discovers in her own wary heart when Michael’s brother Malachi unexpectedly arrives on her doorstep. Told with breathtaking insight and deep emotion, No Place Like Home is a joyful feast for all the senses, a vibrant bounty of love, and a tender life lesson to be savored long after the last page is turned.

Perfect Timing

Brenda Jackson - 2002
    Childhood friends Maxie Chandler and Mya Rivers, estranged for years and brought together by a class reunion, turn to each other for support when Maxie's fiancae dies and Mya discovers that her perfect marriage is not what it seems.

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

Francis Ray - 2002
    Her red Valentino slip gown highlighted her honeyed complexion and chocolate brown eyes. The gown also picked up the red in Wes's vest and the red in the rose in his lapel.They were the perfect couple and it was show time. And she wanted to scream.Madison Reed, popular talk show host and America's darling and her husband, well-known TV correspondent Wes Reed is everyone's idea of the perfect couple. Bute knows that after the loss of their child, they became no more than polite strangers, maintaining the façade, revealing only picture perfect happiness. But Madison's world is turned upside down when Wes is critically injured in a car accident and a woman is killed. Before he dies, Wes confesses that the woman who was killed was his mistress---and that he is the father of her nine-month-old daughter, Manda. He begs Madison to raise the child. Unsure if she can, Madison struggles to take charge of her fate and put her life back together. Overwhelmed, she accepts the help of Zachary Holman, her husband's best friend, only to discover that his life is also shrouded by lies. Can she forgive and forget---not just once, but twice?

Night Pleasures

Sherrilyn Kenyon - 2002
    I play hero to thousands, but am known to none. And I love every minute of it.Or so I thought until one night when I woke up handcuffed to my worst nightmare: an accountant. She’s smart, sexy, witty, and wants nothing to do with the paranormal.My attraction to Amanda Devereaux goes against everything I stand for. Not to mention the last time I fell in love it cost me not only my human life, but also my very soul. Now I find myself wanting to believe that love and loyalty do exist.Even more disturbing, I find myself wondering if there’s any way a woman can love a man whose battle scars run deep, and whose heart was damaged by a betrayal so savage that he’s not sure it will ever beat again.Kyrian of Thrace

The Tea Rose

Jennifer Donnelly - 2002
    A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams.But Fiona's life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything-and everyone-she holds dear. Fearing her own death, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit propels her rise from a modest West Side shop-front to the top of Manhattan's tea trade. But Fiona's old ghosts do not rest quietly, and to silence them, she must venture back to the London of her childhood, where a deadly confrontation with her past becomes the key to her future.

A Rose for Melinda

Lurlene McDaniel - 2002
    What a surprise from Jesse. When he got my e-mail about being accepted by the Washington School of Classical Dance’s summer program, he called to congratulate me! I loved hearing his voice. We’ve been friends forever–could it turn into something more?MelindaFrom: Jesse RoseTo: Readers Subject: MelindaI couldn’t believe the news. Melinda is so young! How could she be sick? How did she get leukemia? She’s got to get better. She’s got to. Jesse

The Visions of Ransom Lake

Marcia Lynn McClure - 2002
    And somehow, young Vaden managed to be ever in his way-either by accident or because of her own unique ability to stumble into a quandary.Yet the enigmatic Ransom Lake would involuntarily become Vaden's unwitting tutor. Through him, she would experience joy and passion the like even Vaden had never imagined. Yes, Vaden Valmont stepped innocently, yet irrevocably, into love with the secretive, seemingly callous man-Ransom Lake.But there were other life's lessons Ransom Lake would inadvertently convey to her as well. The darker side of life-despair, guilt, heartache. Would Ransom Lake be the means of Vaden's dreams come true? Or the cause of her complete desolation?

Lucky In Love

Melanie Schuster - 2002
    It's the first in a series of compelling contemporary romances about the Cochran family from Detroit and the Deveraux family from Atlanta. Benita Cochran of Cochran Communications and Clayton Deveraux of The Deveraux Group met for business only, but it was clear that they were destined for more. Clay tried to resist the powerful attraction he felt to Benita, but in a very short time, they went from the boardroom to the bedroom and right to the altar. They were so well-matched in so many ways that even her domineering father's opposition to their union couldn't stand in their way. After their romantic wedding and passionate honeymoon Benita eagerly embraces her new life in Atlanta. She loves everything about being Mrs. Clay Deveraux, especially the baby she was carrying. Everything is golden until a tragedy rips them apart. Only the love they have for each other enables them to fight through their grief and pain to recapture the passion and joy that brought them together. Lucky in Love is an award-winning national best-seller that began the series of passionate, intelligent and warmhearted romances that have won fans worldwide.

Fantasy Lover

Sherrilyn Kenyon - 2002
    With the modern age, those summonings are becoming fewer and fewer, and he lives in fear of the day when they’ll stop for good.Grace Alexander doesn’t believe in much of anything. But when her “psychic” girlfriend talks her into performing the spell as a joke on her birthday, the last thing she ever imagines is it working. But work it does. Now, she finds an ancient Greek general in her living room and trapped in her life for the next month. Worse, they learn too late that part of the spell means Grace will lose her sanity should he return to his captivity.Now it’s a race against time to free him. Something much easier said than done, since it was the ancient gods who cursed him to his fate. And the last thing they want is to see him go free of the punishment the gods believe hedeserves. It’s man against the gods, and a race against time.

Buckhorn Beginnings: Sawyer / Morgan

Lori Foster - 2002
    But when he rescues the beautiful Honey Malone from a car wreck and nurses her to health at his home, he finds himself dreading the day she's well enough to leave. Because now that he's met the woman of his dreams, he's not about to let her go.... Morgan Buckhorn's big, bad sheriff, Morgan Hudson, wants a wife—one who's even-tempered, undemanding and content with small-town life. So why can't he stop thinking about brazen Misty Malone? The dark-haired city girl is downright aggravating—not to mention she's found herself on the wrong side of the law. But though she may not be perfect, Morgan is hell-bent on convincing her they'd be perfect together!

Angels Everywhere

Debbie Macomber - 2002
    But before the angelic trio can answer the Christmas prayers of three lonely women, there are memorable lessons that must first be learned ...Touched by Angels For some, New York City can be a sad and cold place at Christmastime. But with the help of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, three of the city's most deserving souls will learn what miracles are all about ...

High Country Bride

Linda Lael Miller - 2002
    Three sons. Only one will inherit...and on one condition. Tired of waiting for his sons to settle down, Arizona-territory rancher Angus McKettrick announces a competition: the first son to marry and produce a grandchild will inherit Triple M ranch. Now, three distinctly different, equally determined cowboys are searching high and low for brides. If Emmeline Harding knows one thing, it's that she can't hold her liquor. And though she's not sure how she came to wake up next to a stack of gold coins in a brothel, she fears the worst. Fleeing town as a mail-order bride, she wonders: how will she ever confess her past to her handsome new husband? Freedom-loving Rafe McKettrick is a man of strong beliefs and stronger passions and he'll do anything to win the Triple M—even marry a stranger. To his surprise, Emmeline's charms beguile him even as the secrets he senses she's hiding ignite jealousy and suspicion. But when a visitor from the past enters the high country, the newlyweds have no choice but to give up on a marriage in name only and seek a union that satisfies them body and soul.

Between Friends

Debbie Macomber - 2002
    A story in which every woman will recognize herself...and her best friendJillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski. Two girls from very different backgrounds become best friends in the turbulent O60s, but their circumstances and choices--and their mistakes--take them in opposite directions. Lesley stays in their hometown. She marries young, living a life defined by the demands of small children, never enough money, and an unfaithful husband. Jill lives those years on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War, and then as an idealistic young lawyer in New York City.But they always remain friends.Through the years and across the miles, Jill and Lesley confide everything to each other--every grief and joy. Because the quality of a friendship is the quality of a life.

Forever and Always: Gabe / Jordan

Lori Foster - 2002
    all gorgeous, all sexy and all single -- at least for now! Brimming with passion and emotion, this collection from the "Queen of Sizzle" brings readers the scintillating stories of Gabe and Jordan Buckhorn.

On A Wild Night / On A Wicked Dawn

Stephanie Laurens - 2002
    Contains two Stephanie Lauren's novels - "On A Wild Night" and "On A Wicked Dawn".

A Matter of Trust

Radclyffe - 2002
    Sloan, a security consultant, to protect her company. Sloan shares a painful past with her associate and friend Jason McBride. Sarah Martin, is a gentle practitioner of eastern medicine. Four very different people, each wounded by personal betrayal, find their lives inextricably linked.

Only By Your Touch

Catherine Anderson - 2002
    But protecting Jeremy becomes a dicey proposition when he seeks out the most dangerous man in town, Ben Longtree, to heal his sick puppy. Chloe has been warned to stay away from Ben. But there's something about him, at once gentle and untamed, that intrigues her....Long ago, Ben accepted his role as the town outcast. Rumored to have once killed a man, he lives in splendid isolation with his forgetful mother, secretly employing his skills as a veterinarian to heal the wounded wild animals that mysteriously come to him. Now Chloe's sunny warmth and brave tenacity arouse desire he has long deified. And although Ben is notorious for his healing touch, it is Chloe's hands ... and heart ... that have the ,.power to save his battered soul.

Love and a Promise

Lyn Andrews - 2002
    Perfect for fans of Donna Douglas and Kate Thompson.Maddy Kiernan knows her situation is desperate. With her parents dead, her brother Thomas is left as guardian to Maddy and her sister Carmel. But Thomas has plans that don't include his sisters and his reckless ambition could put all their futures at risk. Sharp-witted and strong-willed, Maddy knows it is she who must assume responsibility for the fragile young Carmel.When Thomas deserts Ireland for Liverpool, Maddy realises she has little option but to follow. Within days the girls are destitute, their precious savings gone. Even when Maddy finds a position with an elderly widow, Thomas's aspirations threaten their security. And then Maddy is faced with a terrible choice - between love and a promise...

Forgotten Laughter

Marcia Willett - 2002
    Amid the peace of Dartmoor, Louise tries to forget the haunting memories from her past but an unexpected visitor forces her to remember.

Till We Meet Again

Lesley Pearse - 2002
    Later that day a lawyer, Beth Powell, is assigned to defend her. Susan won't talk to anyone, even to Beth - until both women realise that twenty-nine years earlier they had been childhood friends.Talking about their troubled families and those happy summers they spent together as children rekindles Susan and Beth's friendship. And as the evidence against Susan mounts up, both women share their traumatic secrets about what sent them down such different paths in life. Their friendship grows stronger, but for one of them, there can be no happy ending ...

After the Music

Christine Feehan - 2002
    Ever since the fire that claimed his troubled wife's life and left him horribly disfigured, Dillon has shut out the world. With Christmas approaching, the spark between him and Jessica might light the future, but there are those who shared Dillon's wife's love of the occult…and their evil machinations threaten everything.

To Kiss in the Shadows

Lynn Kurland - 2002
    She dreams of a fearless knight to rescue her from the king's stern wardship...Jason of Artane is determined to leave his past behind and pursue a noble quest, but his plans take a different turn when he crosses paths with a mysterious young woman. His life changes when he see her true self and pulls her out of the shadows and into his heart...originally published in the anthology Tapestry

A Piece of Heaven

Barbara Samuel - 2002
    In A Piece of Heaven, she shares another poignant tale rich in atmosphere and insight that explores the complexity of relationships, the importance of family, and the healing power of love. In the sun-baked hills of New Mexico, Luna McGraw has lived a lifetime of regrets, struggling to conquer the demons that destroyed her marriage and caused her to lose custody of her beloved daughter. But as Luna fights to rebuild a relationship with the troubled teenager, she remains haunted by images of her own childhood and the father she barely knew. Strong and resilient as the houses he builds, Thomas Coyote comes into Luna’s life one extraordinary night when his grandmother nearly dies while conjuring a fiery brew of spiritual enchantment. Luna does not need a man— especially one with a needy ex-wife—to complicate her fragile dreams of the future. Their attraction pushes them both beyond reason into a place where there is only possibility. Yet it will take more than passion to recover the tattered pieces of Luna’s soul, more than time to forgive the sins of an offending husband, and more than promises to mend the broken heart of a child. A Piece of Heaven is an irresistible novel full of colorful characters and lush settings spiced with the magical flavors of the Southwest, a brilliant tapestry of romance and realism by a master storyteller.

Promises to Keep

Kathryn Shay - 2002
    They expect their differences will cause them conflict. What they don’t expect are the two women who blow their careful plan apart. Suzanna Quinn is the principal and hates being attracted to the new school psychologist. Worse, thirty year old Social Studies teacher Kelsey Cunningham is horrified by her feelings for Luke, her new “student.” But the very real threat of school violence from more than one student forces them to work together and face their feelings for each other. Suicide, gang warfare and bullying all play a part as this stunning drama unfolds.

Father Unknown

Lesley Pearse - 2002
    She's happy, but she doesn't know what she wants from life.But when her adoptive mother dies and leaves her twenty-five-year-old daughter a scrapbook of memories, Daisy finally discovers who she is and where she came from. Her real mother was a teenage farmer's daughter from Cornwall - and Daisy drops everything to go and find her. But in going in search of her past, is Daisy risking the future of her relationship not only with her adored dad but also with Joel? And will she be able to deal with the truth about her real parents and the real Daisy?

Wildly Winston

Lori Foster - 2002
    Left alone in the world after their parents' deaths, they learned to depend on each other--and to cherish the bond that holds them together. Now, with their disarming charm and sexy smiles, they will inspire readers' wildest, most sensuous fantasies--and will surely become the men of their dreams.

Gettin' Merry

Beverly Jenkins - 2002
    That's the lesson a fine brother with a wounded heart learns when an eccentric old woman grants him a wish for true love--if he's not too blind to see it--in Francis Ray's The Wish.Beverly Jenkins spins a soul-touching tale of a soldier reunited with the woman who deserted him as they discover that love isn't just sweeter the second time around, it's downright decadent in Homecoming.In Monica Jackson's The Way Back Home, a biracial young woman sets out to spend Kwanzaa with the African-American family she never knew and finds and extra gift in the strong, loving professor who wants to teacher her about her heritage...and so much more.When a mild-mannered high school principal battles small-town prejudice over a Kwanzaa celebration, he fins an unlikely ally in a fiery woman from his past in Geri Guillaume's moving story, The Seventh Principal.The love of a good man. The hope of a new family. The promise of a fantasy fulfilled. This soulful collection of holiday stories proves there's more than one reason for gettin' merry...and they all lead straight to the heart.

The Ragamuffins

Anna King - 2002
    Agnes Handly cannot hide her hatred for Arthur’s young wife Ellen – a loathing fuelled by the feelings she has long held for the baker.Ellen meanwhile, is starting to have doubts about her relationship with Arthur. When her parents died in a house fire, it was Arthur, her father’s best friend, who took her in. Afraid of facing the world alone, she decided to marry him: a decision with consequences she is only just beginning to understand. And when her attraction to a man her own age intensifies, will she follow her heart, or be faithful in her duty?The Ragamuffins is packed with unforgettable characters and will delight readers of Annie Murray, Catherine Cookson and Rosie Goodwin.

Ketcham's Land

Douglas Hirt - 2002
    After a card game with Benny Gellerman, a man good with a gun, but bad with cards, Ketcham decides it is time to head out again. He finds a place to bed down on a lonely New Mexico farm run by old Corely Mattlin and his widowed daughter-in-law, Margaret. Ketcham has his eye on pretty Margaret, but he'd better keep his eyes open wide for trouble. A local rancher named Jeb Ollfinger is trying to run the Mattlins off their land, and he is not above using violence, even murder, to get what he wants. Margaret is sure her husband's killer was one of Ollfinger's men, a gunman named Gellerman. If Ketcham knew what was good for him, he would head out again. But this time he has a job to do first.


Rachael Treasure - 2002
    A job as a jillaroo takes her into the rowdy world of B&S balls, Bundy rum and boys. When she at last settles down to a bit of study at agricultural college, her life is turned upside down by the very handsome but very drunken party animal Charlie Lewis . . .Will she choose a life of wheat farming on vast open plains with Charlie? Or will she return to the mountains, to fight for the land and the river that runs through her soul?It's only when tragedy shatters her world that Rebecca finds a strength and courage she never knew she had, in this action packed novel of adventure, dreams and determination.

Not a Sparrow Falls

Linda Nichols - 2002

A Summer to Remember

Mary Balogh - 2002
    But Kit’s family has other plans. Desperate to thwart his father’s matchmaking, Kit needs a Enter Miss Lauren Edgeworth.A year after being abandoned at the altar, Lauren has determined that marriage is not for her. When these two fiercely independent souls meet, sparks fly—and a deal is hatched. Lauren will masquerade as Kit’s intended if he agrees to provide a passionate, adventurous, unforgettable summer. When summer ends, she will break off the engagement, rendering herself unmarriageable and leaving them both free. Everything is going perfectly—until Kit does the unthinkable: He begins to fall in love. A summer to remember is not enough for him. But how can he convince Lauren to be his...for better, for worse, for the rest of their lives?

Dancing at Midnight, and, To Catch an Heiress

Julia Quinn - 2002

Lair of the Lion

Christine Feehan - 2002
    . .Rumor said the powerful Nicolai DeMarco could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding . . . and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human—as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes.The Beauty . . .Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. She’d even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion—the menacing palace of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco.The Bargain . . .Then Isabella met a man whose growl was velvet, purring heat, whose eyes held dark, all-consuming desire. And when the don commanded her to become his bride, she went willingly into his muscled arms, praying she’d save his tortured soul . . . not sacrifice her life.

At Twilight: Born in Twilight / Beyond Twilight

Maggie Shayne - 2002
    Pixie-faced vampire Cuyler Jade unwittingly helps carry out the DPI's plans for agent Stephen "Ramsey" Bachman.Born in TwilightHe found her in an abandoned building, half-starved, her face chalk white yet strikingly beautiful. Those violet eyes drew him closer, even though Jameson Dryant knew what she was. Even though she warned him away. But it was too late. With one parting of her lips, the hungry creature of the night took him ... Nine months later, their tiny dark angel was born ... in twilight.


Lynn Kurland - 2002
    These four original novellas bring to life all the romance and adventure of the Middle Ages, with the common thread of a rich medieval tapestry woven through each tale by an acclaimed master of historical romance...Includes the following stories:To Kiss in the Shadows by Lynn KurlandAn Interrupted Tapestry by Madeline HunterInto the Dreaming by Karen Marie MoningDragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Open Door

Beryl Matthews - 2002
    Growing up in the slums of London with her siblings, trying to avoid their violent, drunken father, Rose still has an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and is sure she andher loved ones deserve a better life. Can she open the door and seize the chance to make something of herself? Told with humour, warmth and love, The Open Door is the first in a trilogy following the lives of Rose and her family. Beryl Matthews joined a writers' group when she retired five years ago and starting working on her own novel. The result was The Open Door, the inspiration for which came from her own mother's early life. Beryl is currently working on the second part of the trilogy of Rose Webster's life. She lives in Hampshire with her husband.

Three Fates

Nora Roberts - 2002
    Now, nearly a century later, that priceless heirloom, one of a long-separated set of three, has been stolen. And Malachi, Gideon, and Rebecca Sullivan are determined to recover their great-great-grandfather’s treasure, reunite the Three Fates, and make their fortune.The quest will take them from their home in Ireland to Helsinki, Prague, and New York where they will meet a brilliant scholar who will aid them in their hunt—and an ambitious woman who will stop at nothing to acquire the Fates...

What She Doesn't Know

Beverly Barton - 2002
    Ruled a murder-suicide, the case was closed, although rumors of the murderer's true identity abounded. Now, Jolie is coming home with mixed feelings about her father's funeral. Those feelings turn to dread when the case is reopened--and it becomes clear the killer is still on the loose.


Bertrice Small - 2002
    Her name is Rosamund Bolton. She is heiress to the Friarsgate fortune. More than a splendid inheritance, it will chart the fate of the orphaned beauty, widowed at a precious young age. It will take her from the treacherous custody of her devious uncle to the magnificent court of Elizabeth of York, into the confidence of Katherine of Aragon, and past the intimate chamber doors of Henry VIII. It's an adventure that will test the limits of passion and betrayal; it will change the meaning of the word enemy, and turn even the most daring fantasy into true love. With this first novel in an original and exciting new series, the adventures of Rosamund are just beginning...


Christine Feehan - 2002
    But an untamed, irresistible beast of another sort forces her to explore her own wild side.In an exclusive gentleman's club in Victorian London......adventurous ladies are available to the highest bidder. Yet how far will a modest widow go to fulfill her fantasy of being auctioned off as a rake's midnight plaything?From the depth of the dark unknown......a child of midnight has arrived in a spiritual Tibetan refuge to rid herself of wicked desires. Here this ageless beauty meets the one man who can save her--or damn her soul forever.In a private, all-male school for seduction......she might just graduate with honors. If she can only maintain her disquise long enough to teach the man of her dreams a few lessons.stories include:The Widow's Auction by Sabrina JeffriesLuisa's Desire by Emma HollyMr. Speedy by Elda MingerThe Awakening by Christine Feehan

Amber Beach / Jade Island / Pearl Cove : Three Books In One

Elizabeth Lowell - 2002
    Howe; engineered by Luann Kindem. Honor Donovan has been shut out of Donovan International by her father and four brothers. When her brother Kyle vanishes, along with a fortune in stolen amber, Honor's questions are ignored by the Donovan males. Defying them, she heads to the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest in search of answers. Jade Island, read by Sandra Burr, directed by Laural Merlington; engineered by Jill Sovis Wild, rugged, and restless, Kyle Donovan has freed himself from the constraints of his father's high-powered global gem-trading empire to become a treasure hunter for his own business, Donavan Minerals and Gems. Now his older brother Archer, President of Donovan International, has asked Kyle to get to the bottom of the disappearance of cultural treasures from the Tang vaults. Pearl Cove, read by Dick Hill; directed by Ruth Bloomquist; engineered by Jeremy Spanos. It is desperation that inspires young widow Hannah McGarry to call Archer Donovan. She only saw the man twice in the past ten years, and he struck her as a cold, ruthless piece of work. But as a silent partner in Pearl Cove, her late husband's pearl farm business, Donovan might be willing to help her...if the price is right.


Lauren Royal - 2002
    For one thing, she's not planning to marry. Plain Violet is smart enough to realize any suitors would be after her large inheritance, or else interested in her beautiful younger sisters—and she'd much rather spend her time improving her mind than risking her tender heart...Having wasted six years wooing a lady who eloped with another man, Ford Chase, Viscount Lakefield, has had it with women. Ford would much rather spend his time pursuing the sciences and constructing the first watch with a minute hand. Having his young niece dropped in his lap proves an unwelcome, annoying distraction…until an uncommonly intelligent neighbor named Violet comes to help…

Shooting The Moon

Brenda Novak - 2002
    Audra Worthington was the reason for both. Well, the baby, anyway. The reputation he already had. It's why rich girl Audra fell for him in the first place.Now Audra's dead. His son, Brandon, is being raised by her family -- good girl Lauren, the perfect daughter, and her uncompromising parents. But Harley's a self-made success down in California and he's ready to take responsibility for his son.She's a woman who knows trouble when she sees it...She's a woman who knows trouble when she sees it.... And Harley Nelson's trouble. He's shown up at her door, saying he wants to get to know his son -- 10 years too late, in Lauren's opinion. Too bad he didn't stick by her sister, Audra, when he got her pregnant. (At least, that's the story Lauren's always heard.) And too bad he still looks so good in that black leather jacket....

The Guardian

Anita Stansfield - 2002

The Justice Way (3-in-1)

Sharon Sala - 2002
    The Justice Way by Sharon Sala released on Sep 24, 2002 is available now for purchase.

A Younger Man

Rochelle Alers - 2002
    It was not long before the sexy-as-sin ex-marine realized that the wealthy widow was his true love. Now he had to convince the sensuous beauty that age was nothing but a number....Although Veronica Hamlin had turned a cold shoulder to Atlanta's most eligible bachelors, she couldn't resist the rugged Adonis who stirred her emotions each time their eyes met. Kumi melted her chilly heart and ignited her hidden desires. But would she ignore the scandal created by their affair and risk everything for the promise of real love?

Lovers And Gamblers ;The Love Killers

Jackie Collins - 2002

Night Fire / Night Shadow / Night Storm

Catherine Coulter - 2002

A Child's Voice Calling

Maggie Bennett - 2002
    With poverty never far from the door, the battle to stay respectable is finally lost when the family breaks up in tragic circumstances, and Mabel is thrown upon the dubious mercy of her grandmother, the sinister Mimi Court, who has her own dark secrets. But faithful Harry Drover of the Salvation Army, in love with Mabel, gets an opportunity to prove his devotion when Mimi falls foul of the law and Mabel has to fight for her own survival...

Once In A Lifetime

Gwynne Forster - 2002
    Though she knows it won't be easy turning their bachelor-pad mansion into a home, she is determined to handle any obstacles, while maintaining a separate life for herself and her daughter. But Alexis isn't at all ready for the red-hot chemistry crackling between her and Telford—or the fact that she's suddenly caught in a maze of unexpected secrets and deep mistrust. But if she and Telford find their way through it—together—can they both embrace the love they so deeply desire?

Diamond of the Rockies Pack

Kristen Heitzmann - 2002

Jennifer Crusie 4-Book Set: Tell Me Lies/ Crazy For You/ Welcome To Temptation/ Fast Women

Jennifer Crusie - 2002

Hot and Sexy

Janelle Denison - 2002
    Because unlike her usual fugitives, Dean is cooperative, accommodating, and hot as sin . . . and not at all guilty as charged. But this bad boy isn’t so innocent either, and she finds it increasingly hard to resist his seductive charm, and their mutual attraction.After years of working himself to the point of having no life outside the office, Dean Colter is in the mood for an adventure. But being kidnapped by a gorgeous bounty hunter—one he discovers is into bondage, to boot—isn't exactly what he had in mind. Still, it doesn’t take long for him to realize that being a willing captive has its advantages.Jo might be the one with the handcuffs, but Dean's about to discover the key to unleashing the passionate, uninhibited woman beneath the tough, stubborn facade. And when he does, all bets are off.Originally published as A Wicked Seduction by Janelle Denison.

God-Shaped Hole

Tiffanie DeBartolo - 2002
    Everyone said she was a fraud, that she was just making it up. I'd really like to know why the hell a person would make up a thing like that.Written with the snap, glitter and wit of The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing, God-Shaped Hole is a memorable, poignant love story that will leave you weeping with laughter. It is told in the wry, vulnerable voice of Beatrice "Trixie" Jordan who replies to a personal ad, "If your intentions are pure I am seeking a friend for the end of the world."In doing so, she meets Jacob Grace, a charming, effervescent thirty-something writer, a free spirit who is a passionate seeker of life. He possesses his own turn of phrase and ways of thinking and feeling that dissonantly harmonize with Trixie's off-center vision as they roller coaster through the joys and furies of their wrenching romance. Along the way they try to come to terms with the hurt brought about by their distant fathers who, in different ways, forsook them.This story will prove so touching you will rush to share it with a friend or loved one or even a stranger.

Morwennan House

Janet Tanner - 2002
    Accepting a job as governess at Morwennan House is a fresh start for her, but from the moment Charity arrives she knows there is something sinister about her appointment. Charity finds romance with the handsome and charming Tom Stanton, but she soon starts to question his motivations. Does Tom return her love or is he simply using her for his own ends? And are there darker secrets lurking beneath the surface at Morwennan House? A page-turning Cornish saga, perfect for fans of Linda Finlay and Gloria Cook.

Kingdom's Dream (Firebird)

Iris Gower - 2002
    Her mam has died, and Swansea is now no fit place for a young girl on her own. The navvies who are building the new railway roam the streets on pay day looking for trouble, and the peaceful outskirts are transformed into a shanty town as the silver track wends its way to the town centre. So when Katie meets handsome Bull Beynon, the foreman of the railway builders, she falls in love with him at once and longs to be protected by him. But Bull has his own woman, the spirited Rhiannon who lives with him in their simple shack by the side of the railway track. Katie and Rhiannon find that they are caught in a network of lies and deceit as their lives become intertwined with those of the women at the Mainwaring Pottery. Secrets and love affairs bring tragedy in their wake in the town now dominated by the monster they call the Great Western Railway.

His Hometown Girl

Jillian Hart - 2002
    Zach simply intended to lend a grease-stained hand and a sympathetic ear to a pal in need, and keep his secret longing to himself...Having narrowly escaped a loveless marriage, Karen was counting her blessings. Now she could transform herself into a woman worthy of being loved for all eternity. She never dreamed Mr. Right was waiting for her on the wrong side of the tracks, praying she'd see in his eyes what he didn't dare say...

The Last Promise

Richard Paul Evans - 2002
     Years ago, a sweet girl from Utah was swept off her feet by a handsome Italian. Today, the sweet girl from Utah is a wife and mother living in Italy. And she's about to be swept off her feet all over again...

Island Bliss: From the Heart / Our Secret Affair / An Officer and a Hero / Heart's Desire

Rochelle Alers - 2002
    Simons Island off the coast of Georgia, where her greatest discovery is a devastatingly handsome local. What was supposed to be a month of tedious work is suddenly something far more interesting--and deliciously tempting...Our Secret Affair by Carmen Green: Toni Kingsley is looking forward to an all-expense paid week at a luxurious resort on the island of St. Croix until she learns her gorgeous business rival is part of the vacation package. Toni's convinced work and romance don't mix but a week of more than stolen kisses under a tropical sky just might change her mind--forever...An Officer and a Hero by Marcia King-Gamble: a relaxing cruise with her best friend sounds perfect to hard-working Kitt DuMaurier. The last thing she wants is the attention of a sexy ship's officer. A painful past has left Kitt wary of men, but when she finds herself on the exotic island of Aruba, passion is reborn...Heart's Desire by Felicia Mason: Lucia Heart Allen arrives in the Bahamas seeking peace after a messy divorce. She absolutely does not want to get involved, especially with a widowed father of three small children. But the man makes Lucia's heart sing and her body soar. Maybe it's island magic--or maybe Lucia's finally met her prince...

A Betty Neels Christmas

Betty Neels - 2002
    In A Christmas Proposal, Dr. Oliver Hay-Smythe sets out to rescue a modern-day Cinderella. In Winter Wedding, nurse Emily Seymour falls in love with Professor Reinier Jurres-Romeijn, who is busy preparing for a winter wedding. But who is the bride?

The Randalls Wyoming Winter

Judy Christenberry - 2002
    But they are also single men . . . and the long, cold winter is approaching . . . fast!So what's the eldest Randall sibling to do? His only recourse is to find brides for all of his brothers. And the resulting matrimonial matchmaking is guaranteed to be full of surprises. Bestselling author Judy Christenberry delivers two full-length novels — together for the first time in one volume.

Chase the Wind

Cindy Holby - 2002
    For a poor Scottish immigrant with a gift of talking to horses, it all began with love.A Daring EscapeFrom the moment he set eyes on his beautiful Faith, Ian Duncan knew she was the only girl for him. But her unbreakable betrothal to his employer's vicious son forced him to steal his love away on the very eve of her marriage.A Secret WeddingRunning for their lives, Faith and Ian were married clandestinely, their only posessions a magnificent horse, a family Bible, a wedding-ring quilt and their unshakable belief in each other.A Double BirthWhile their homestead waited to be carved out of the Iowa wilderness, Faith presented Ian with the most precious gift of all: a son and a daughter, born of the winter snows into the spring of their lives. The golden years were still ahead, their dream was coming true, but that was just the beginning.

The Way To Yesterday

Sharon Sala - 2002
    The Way To Yesterday by Sharon Sala released on Aug 23, 2002 is available now for purchase.

Lone Warrior

Bobbi Smith - 2002
    Once there, they stripped her of her clothes and sent her to a tipi to await her fate. When a virile, broad-shouldered warrior entered, she feared the worst. But his green eyes calmed her fears, and then his searing kiss enflamed a passion that set her shaking all over again. He understood her fright, longed to soothe her trembling. For Wind Ryder, more than anyone, knew what being a captive of the Comanche meant. Since he had been taken many springs ago, he'd strived to forget his past and become the best of the warriors. The chief's gift of the blond beauty proved his prowess, but her silky skin and tender lips also haunted his dreams. Dreams that made Wind Ryder realize Marissa was the fiercest fighter of them all, for she had battled for his heart—and won.

Star Valley Winter

RaeAnne Thayne - 2002
    His wife left him because she couldn’t deal with ranch life—so the last thing he wants to do is plan the annual Valentine’s Day dance. His daughter, Lucy, has plans for her father; she’s determined to get him to fall for beautiful vet and recent Salt River transplant Ellie Webster.Ellie knows that Matt doesn’t want her in his town, let alone on the too-small dance committee of two. It’s not as if she wants to spend all that one-on-one time with the rugged rancher, imagining what it would be like to be his partner—for real…

Knight on the Texas Plains

Linda Broday - 2002
    But when a strange twist of fate—and a poker game he'll never forget—leaves an innocent little girl in his care, Duel vows to defend his new family to his very last breath. If only he knew a single thing about taking care of babies.Just as Duel swears his life can't get any more complicated, a beautiful woman stumbles into the light of his campfire, desperate for help. Jessie Foltry is hungry, tired, and running for her life. She agrees to help Duel care for the child in exchange for his protection, even as she fights to guard her broken heart. But Duel will do whatever it takes to make Jessie see that the Texas plains have more than one kind of knight, and perhaps their salvation is closer than either of them could have dreamed.

Sunset View

Margaret Thornton - 2002
    As well as trying to make a success of the new business, Doreen has to deal with the problems faced by her five children, who are all growing up and looking for a life of their own.The eldest, Veronica, is desperately searching for her Mr Right, but is she looking too hard? After a series of disappointments, happiness seems set to elude her. Meanwhile her rebellious sister, Teresa, is determined to make the most of the liberal 'swinging sixties' scene, but she finds herself out of her depth when her headstrong behaviour lands her in trouble. Then Doreen's eldest son, Paul, reveals a secret that challenges all their values and threatens to tear the family apart.

Embrace the Dawn

Kathleen Morgan - 2002
    Now his faith and honor are about to be put to the test.After escaping a violent marriage, Killian Campbell swears no man will hurt or control her again. As she fights for her own life and her sons, Killian is forced to seek safety in the arms of the one man who could destroy her future.Only as Ruarc and Killian join together can they each make peace with the past . . . and with the feuding clansman who threaten to divide them forever.

Spirit Warrior

Cassie Edwards - 2002
    But when an Indian attack leaves her stranded in the untamed land of Wyoming, she turns to Spirit Warrior, a man she does not trust. As shaman and chief, Spirit Warrior has everything he's ever wanted--until he meets the lovely white woman who needs his help. (June)

Three Wishes

Seressia Glass - 2002
    Years of trying destroyed her marriage and left Maya unwilling to give her heart to another man. Taylor Whitfield has a wish: to have a mother. The seven-year-old never knew her mother and longs for someone to love her and her father. Nic Whitfield also has a wish: to make his daughter happy. He knows that she desperately longs for a mother, but he doesn't want to put his heart on the line again. A chance encounter turns neighbours into friends, and friends into lovers. When love makes wishes on the verge of becoming true, will the trial of prejudice and past secrets create a family? Or will it destroy their hopes of happiness?

The Texas Brand

Maggie Shayne - 2002
    But when a newborn landed on his doorstep, all roads lead to the mysterious woman who quickly followed suit, claiming to be the guardian of The Littlest Cowboy.No more Little Miss Nice Girl, she vowed. But to change her image, The Baddest Virgin in Texas had to convince not only herself, but the handsomest cowboy she had targeted as "the one."He was the Baddest Brand, a true Badlands Bad Boy, the outsider, who was shocked to find that he actually needed someone! And that someone was a woman who resisted him at every turn.

Storm Rider

Cassie Edwards - 2002
    Now grown up, this beauty is also a fearless warrior-with a spirit destined to get her in trouble... A Boundless Love Chief Storm Rider has heard of the legendary white woman. But it's not until he meets her that he learns of her fiery side. When Tabitha steals his horse, he is forced to take her prisoner. But as these two independent hearts come together, it sparks a deep desire. Soon, she is holding him captive-under her spell.

Ghosts of Fire

Maureen Morah Smith - 2002
    Just when she thinks the situation can't possibly get worse, her father is charged with the unspeakable crime. Rachel knows he's innocent and she'll do anything to prove it. Little does she know how soon her loyalty will be tested when she crosses paths with Nicholas Hunter, the notoriously ruthless attorney prosecuting her father's case... experienced early in life. He believes in the absolute guilt of each criminal he prosecutes, and shows mercy to none...until he encounters Rachel Calloway, the first woman ever to make him question his convictions. From the moment they meet, a forbidden attraction sizzles between them that neither can ignore. Eastern Shore. A stranger lies in the darkness, watching and waiting. Suddenly nothing in Rachel's world is as it seems, and it isn't long before she finds herself in the biggest fight for her heart...and her life.

Accidental Angel

Tess Thompson - 2002
    Shane Madden’s life changed forever the day his guardian angel, Dena Quinn, saved his life. Suddenly, his relationship with his boss’ daughter is meaningless. Now, to find happiness, Shane must overcome Dena’s distrust of men, the shady dealings he has witnessed at the hospital, and a threat from her ex-husband, Mark.

Through the Storm

Leslie Esdaile - 2002
    After the recent breakup of her marriage -- and seeing everything she owned washed away by a hurricane -- romance is the last thing on her mind. Still, it's hard for Lynette not to notice that, despite a bitter divorce and the daunting prospect of single fatherhood, Foster hasn't given up on love. In fact, he's kept a place in his heart open for her. Will fate allow them both to put the past behind them...and create a future of fair weather?

Priceless Gift

Celeste O. Norfleet - 2002
    Norfleet offers the story of a professor who, after being betrayed by her fiance, devotes her life to research... and finds herself swept up by passion with a man she meets while on sabbatical.

Texas Homecoming

Leigh Greenwood - 2002
    Until one of their number betrayed them all. In the aftermath of tragedy, they swore they would live to hunt down the traitor. But to each, life would bring first a woman and then a revelation: Far sweeter then revenge is love.Cade ... Captain of the Night Riders, he led the survivors home to Texas to make a fresh start. His grandfather still lived, his ranch still stood, and waiting there was a dark-eyed temptress who made him all too glad to be alive. When he took Pilar in his arms, his blood surged hotly and he felt like the wild young man who'd once abducted her for a lark. But the war had changed them all and now he would allow nothing to come between them -- not her family, not his heritage, not even her turncoat of a brother.This is the first in the Night Riders Series

This Lullaby

Sarah Dessen - 2002
    She's had her fair share of boyfriends, and she's learned all there is to learn from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. So why is it that's Remy can't seem to dump Dexter? It can't be his name. It can't be that he's messy and disorganized. And it certainly isn't that he's a musician - just like Remy's father, a man she never knew because he left before she was born. Could it be that Remy's romantic rules to live by don't apply anymore?

Tangled Autumn & The Edge Of Winter

Betty Neels - 2002
    Coming soon! Tangled Autumn & The Edge of Winter by Betty Neels will be available Sep 11, 2017.

Marriage and Maternity

Gill Sanderson - 2002
    Sister Angel Thwaite's neo-natal unit saves the life of an orphaned baby . To her horror she discovers that the baby's only relation is the baby's uncle, Dr Mike Gilmour has just started work in her hospital's cardiac unit. Mike is the surgeon who has to treat Angel's mother for a cardiac problem and eventually operate on her. He is also her ex-husband. Seven years ago they parted on bad terms.

Sweet Starfire and Crystal Flame

Jayne Ann Krentz - 2002
    Teague Severance, a ruggedly handsome adventurer, is also a wolf and used to taking the woman he wants. Now, Severance will awaken Cidra's untamed and passionate heritage-and a dark desire she has never known before. CRYSTAL FIRE: Kalena is the last survivor of a proud heritage. Disguised as an innocent country girl, she is on a deadly mission to destroy her family's enemy, Quintel, at any cost. When Quintel's soldier, Ridge, is sent to stop her, he finds himself drawn to the woman with the ice-cold heart. Together, they will discover the power to burn through the growing darkness that threatens their world.

Doctor, Doctor

Carmen Green - 2002
    When a prima donna big-city doctor is forced to work in an impoverished community in Mississippi, she quickly gets an attitude adjustment...and finds true love.

Once a Thief

Kay Hooper - 2002
    For his own reasons, Max allows a public exhibition, and to protect the family fortune he must rely on the skills of his half brother—a world-class security expert—and his smart and savvy exhibit director, Morgan West.But almost immediately, Morgan comes face-to-face with the mysterious Quinn, Interpol’s most wanted thief for the past decade—and a man who makes it very clear he has an eye on the Bannister collection. And if that’s not enough, Morgan begins to realize that she’s surrounded by secrets and lies, and that someone very close to Max is moving behind the scenes, intent on murder as well as robbery...someone whose ultimate plan threatens to ruin them all.

Hawk's Way Grooms

Joan Johnston - 2002
    The Virgin Groom and The Substitute Groom are two intensely emotional stories featuring powerful, appealing men characterized by the spirit of the untamed West. Reissue.

The Heart Beneath

Lindsay McKenna - 2002
    And for two Marines, Lives--and love-- are on the line.Racing against time to save victims in a ravaged, burning city, golden boy Lieutenant Wes James discovered an angel in disguise: plain-Jane rescue worker Lieutenant Callie Evans, who defied death to dig survivors from the rubble. Amid the hellish wreckage, her blue eyes shone with inspiring hope. Her innocence and valor moved the unshakable Marine, and she blossomed into a beauty beneath his protective gaze. Still, past pain kept Wes from surrendering his closely guarded heart. But he ached to make Callie more than his comrade-in-arms. He ached to make her his...

Lakota Love Song

Madeline Baker - 2002
    As she secretly tends to the stranger's injury, Kaylee feels a powerful attraction to this handsome, mysterious man --- one that opens her eyes to an entirely new destiny ...A FORBIDDEN DESIREAlone and weakened in the land of his enemy, Blue Hawk is determined to return to his village. Every moment he stays with Kaylee, the risk of discovery grows --- but so does his desire for his lovely rescuer. She is his only hope of getting back to his people alive, and when she offers to come with him, he can't refuse ...A DIVIDED LANDKaylee and Blue Hawk's shared passion soon sparks into an all-consuming love. But in a land divided by hatred and fear, it will take all of their courage to protect the future they cherish ...

Crazy Love

David Lozell Martin - 2002
    Joseph Long, known locally as Bear, is a farmer ridiculed by neighbors for his strangeness. Lonely nearly to the point of madness and so desperate for human touch, he leans against the hands of the barber giving him a haircut.Katherine Renault is a successful career woman, wondering why, if she has the perfect job and the perfect fiance, does she feel so hollow inside -- even before the illness, the disfiguring surgery.They should have nothing in common -- though he has a magical touch with animals, he considers them property, while she can't tolerate their mistreatment. She's a sophisticated city dweller who can't abide violence, and he's never traveled beyond the local town and has blood on his hands. But love is crazy, and soon they are rescuing the injured of the world just as they rescue each other. Enduring violence and loss, they live in a domestic bliss wide and deep enough to dilute most of life's dramas, until fate tests them again.Funny, erotic, emotionally powerful, yet surprisingly unsentimental about our relationships with each other and with animals in our care, "Crazy Love" will heal broken hearts.

John Denver: The Complete Lyrics

John Denver - 2002
    An extremely gifted singer/songwriter, John Denver possessed the unique ability to marry melodic music with gentle, thought-provoking words that endeared him to his countless fans. Now, for the first time ever, John Denver's lyrics have been printed in their entirety: no other book like this exists! It contains lyrics to more than 200 songs, and includes an annotated discography (one that shows the songs), and an index of first lines. This collection also features a foreword by Tom Paxton, who was greatly influenced by Denver, and an introduction from Milt Okun, John Denver's first record producer, and the founder of Cherry Lane Music.

Only by Chance & A Happy Meeting

Betty Neels - 2002

Her Unexpected Family

Gill Sanderson - 2002
    Tessa loves her job dishing out advice until she is accused of giving foolish advice to awkward teenager Lucy Armstrong… who just happens to be the daughter of her new A&E boss. Tessa becomes friends with Lucy in the hopes of making amends, much to the delight of James whose attraction grows. However, when Lucy falls seriously ill, Tessa feels the best situation is to leave. Can James convince Tessa to come back… New edition published by Accent Press 2014.

Love, Suite Love

Colleen Coble - 2002
    She has learned to expect preferential treatment to make up for the lack of love in her family. When she meets stern Barnabas, part owner of the resort, she is determined to show him the meaning of fun, especially since he disapproves of her. The two are so different that it will take a miracle for them to admit there are feelings between them.

A Gift to Last (includes Angels Everywhere #4)

Debbie Macomber - 2002
    Both novellas, set during the Christmas season, convey the importance of family and community that have become a trademark of Debbie's writing.Can this be Christmas? is the story of strangers stranded in a shabby New Hampshire train depot on Christmas Eve, away from the families they love and homes they miss. Together, with the help of some local residents, they open their hearts to each other and discover the real magic of Christmas.In Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, three angels are determined to create a miracle for a man who is full of regrets and all alone at Christmas. In their unique ways, they set out to show him what life, joy and Christmas are really all about.

Love Changes

Marsha Casper Cook - 2002
    It's about unhappiness and uncertainty. Elaine Lewis is that woman. She appearedto have the ideal life, with wonderful friends and a very busy social calendar. Most importantly she had the perfect husband and was the envy of all her friends. Just because money isn't a problem doesn't't mean your past mistakes can go unnoticed. Not unless you plan to look forward and never look back. If we are truthful to ourselves we know we can make it happen - does Elaine recall her past and begin her future? After you read this book e- mail the author and tell her if you think Elaine does the right thing. mba3308@aolcom

Tiếng Chim Hót Trong Bụi Mận Gai

Colleen McCullough - 2002
    It begins in the early part of this century, when Paddy Cleary moves his wife, Fiona, and their seven children to Drogheda, the vast Australian sheep station owned by his autocratic and childless older sister; and it ends more than half a century later, when the only survivor of the third generation, the brilliant actress Justine O'Neill, sets a course of life and love halfway around the world from her roots.The central figures in this enthralling story are the indomitable Meggie, the only Cleary daughter, and the one man she truly loves, the stunningly handsome and ambitious priest Ralph de Bricassart. Ralph's course moves him a long way indeed, from a remote Outback parish to the halls of the Vatican; and Meggie's except for a brief and miserable marriage elsewhere, is fixed to the Drogheda that is part of her bones - but distance does not dim their feelings though it shapes their lives.Wonderful characters people this book; strong and gentle, Paddy, hiding a private memory; dutiful Fiona, holding back love because it once betrayed her, violent, tormented Frank, and the other hardworking Cleary sons who give the boundless lands of Drogheda the energy and devotion most men save for women; Meggie; Ralph; and Meggie's children, Justine and Dane. And the land itself; stark, relentless in its demands, brilliant in its flowering, prey to gigantic cycles of drought and flood, rich when nature is bountiful, surreal like no other place on earth.(First Edition Jacket)