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Now and Forever by Anita Stansfield
Rachel Ann Nunes - 2005
Now, a year later, she wonders if she'll spend the rest of her life alone. When she meets Blake Simmons, Amanda finds her life turned upside down. Blake doesn't seem like the knight in shining armor she always imagined. With two adorable children in his care, he is locked in an ugly battle of wills with their troubled mother and worries that the children he has come to love will be lost to him forever. Will Amanda's relationship with Blake and the children only cause her more heartache? Or does she need him just as much as he needs her? Published: January 2005
Run Away Home (Home Trilogy, #1)
Jennie Hansen - 1993
When her boss orders her to take a vacation, she accepts the use of a friend's cabin, only to find he has tricked her just as every man in her life has betrayed her trust. An unexpected surprise awaits her. Being reunited with the one man she'd once wanted to love shatters the protective shell she has built around herself and thrusts her back into the trauma and grief of her childhood. Plunged back into the painful memories and unanswered questions of her past, she must learn to make hard choices concerning her future and protect her son at all costs. Are love and trust even possible for her?
Karen Tuft - 2013
Time does not heal all wounds, and after more than a decade, Ross is no closer to finding love. When his well-meaning family attempts to play matchmaker, he concedes by creating a list detailing his perfect mate: A member of the Church. Beauty-queen looks. College educated. Never married. Perhaps he’ll give love another try, if such perfection exists . . .Natalie Forrester is no stranger to heartache. After two failed marriages, the beautiful single mother of three is determined to make it on her own. Without a college degree, she starts at the bottom: working as a housekeeper may not be glamorous, but it’s her first exhilarating step toward independence. And Natalie’s most recent cleaning job is ideal—the guy is always out of town, and the pay will go a long way toward supporting her missionary son. Maybe luck is finally on her side.And then Ross and Natalie meet . . . and meet again. And following a series of awkward encounters, Ross is shocked by his growing attraction for this woman. Natalie couldn’t be farther from his ideal woman, and she is firm in her determination to keep her heart closed to love. But as their tenuous friendship develops and deepens, will the unlikely pair have the courage to set aside the disappointments of the past to catch hold of a bright new future?
The Heart Has Forever
Kerry Blair - 2000
Despite his conversion to the gospel, Greg is surrounded by people who want to exploit his fame and wealth. It is a constant battle to find time for his new faith…and his new love. Meanwhile, Andi’s sister Clytie, an anchondroplastic dwarf, is also discovering the magic of romance, but hers comes at a terrible price because intelligent, cynical, funny Thaddeus is dying. Will she be able to give her heart, knowing that soon all she will have left of their love is her memories?
Melanie Jacobson - 2011
At least, not anytime soon. She doesn't care how many of her friends and family members and fellow churchgoers had weddings before they finished college -- the last thing she needs in her fun-loving twenties is the dead-weight of some guy. And that's why she created The List. By the time she completes all twenty-five goals -- from learning a language to skydiving to perfecting the art of making sushi -- she'll be more ready to settle down. Maybe.This summer in California is a prime time for Ashley to cross two items off the list: learn to surf (#13) and have a summer romance (#17). And Matt Gibson, the best surf instructor in Huntington Beach and the most wanted guy in the singles ward, is the perfect man for the job. Ashley hatches a plan to love him and leave him before heading off to grad school in the fall (#4, get a master's degree). But when Matt decides he doesn't like the "leaving" part, Ashley's carefully laid plans are turned sideways. Now Ashley faces an unexpected dilemma: should she stick to the safety of The List, or risk everything for a love that may tie her down —- or might set her free?
An Unexpected Love
Michele Ashman Bell - 1998
When she comes to visit Jamie and her husband, Steve, she warns them not to even talk about religion. But she doesn’t count on meeting the most attractive man she’s ever met— Steve’s business partner and best friend, Rich.Alex McCarty never planned on falling in love with a Mormon, even if he does appear to be everything she ever wanted in a man. But Alex isn’t about to join his church to be with him, and she knows Rich would never leave his church for her.An Unexpected Love. . . where a little romance means big surprises!
The Sage After Rain
Jaclyn M. Hawkes - 2013
socialite would never walk away from the power and prestige of marrying a sitting U.S. Congressman—especially not to live in the high desert out west, would she? At least that’s what Taya Kaye hopes the corrupt elected officials from inside the Washington beltway assume. Faced with the choice of disappearing into the witness protection program, or into the high desert, Taya opts for Colorado color country and a world far removed from the glamour and hype of high society. It’s not so secret as secluded, and surprisingly, after what she’s been through at the hands of those in power, Taya is just fine with that. It’s peaceful and simple. Unpretentious. Safe. After all, what could possibly happen to her in the desert, where the smell of the sagebrush after the desert rain is like a drug? And who knew she’d discover the most masculine and intriguing man she’d ever met out in the middle of nowhere? Sometimes power has more to do with strength, than with politics.Praise for Jaclyn’s booksAmazingly wonderful! Adorably fun! Sweetly romantic!I so want more from this author! Shauna Wheelwright
Jack Weyland - 2006
Madison, the only Mormon in her high school, isn t part of the in-crowd. But when she wins a free makeover, she learns some skills that give her the self-confidence she has always lacked. What she has to decide now is whether it is more important to look good or to be good. Josh, a substitute on the high school basketball team, makes an unlikely last-second shot to help his team win the state championship. But unexpected hardships and an untimely death in his family mar his senior year and leave him wondering if there isn t more to life. Can these two youth who grew up basically alone find happiness together?
The Icing on the Cake
Elodia Strain - 2007
A rather innocent-looking cake, too, but that cake would open the door to opportunity - and disaster - for sweet-toothed, bargain-savvy Annabelle Pleasanton. In fact, between a promotion at work, her best friend's engagement, and her discovery of handsome photographer Isaac Matthews, that little cake has managed to turn Annabelle's world upside down. Things go from complicated to downright crazy as Annabelle discovers that handling her new writing assignment and plotting her friend's surprise bridal shower isn't going as easy as she'd hoped. Okay, okay - and appearing as a graceful, charming woman in the presence of Isaac is turning out to be, well, more than just a bit of a catastrophe. Not that Rona, a gorgeous boyfriend-snatching flirt, is helping things in the slightest. And just when things couldn't get any worse, smarmy womanizer Patrique worms his way into her life. Managing her life with the two of them in the picture may be more than she can handle. Then, when a misunderstanding threatens to destroy her job, her most cherished friendship, and her relationship with Isaac, Annabelle's courage and integrity are put to the test. Will she give in to pressure and do what is easy or will she do what she knows is right?In this hilarious yet inspiring novel, The Icing on the Cake offers comical predicaments, surprising twists, and tender moments that will delight readers of all ages.
Time and Eternity
E.M. Tippetts - 2008
She hopes to marry her boyfriend, Darren, who communion jesus ago, and when to she prays about it, she gets a strong witnessing did a proposal is coming.Alice Is not used to being spoken to by God, if that's even what happened Hat. What's worse, she has no idea splat to talk to about the experience. Darren is away for his job, Their relationship is strained, and Alice's best friend and roommate is a confirmed atheist. Every week did she goes to church, she feels more alone, and as much as she wants to believe the answer to her prayer, nothing is going the way it should in her love life. Brought to the brink of her faith, Alice must find a way to reconcile her spiritual experience with her rational mind.
Family by Design
Heather Justesen - 2012
But when Tucker becomes guardian of his newly orphaned niece and nephew, he asks Rena for a huge favor to marry him. Saying yes would mean sacrificing all of Rena's romantic notions, but it might be worth it to finally have an eternal family of her very own.
To Have or to Hold
Josi S. Kilpack - 2004
At eighteen she married her high-school sweetheart just days after graduation. Three years later she’s a twenty-one-year old divorcee with a 15-month-old daughter looking at life in a different way. She moves to Utah with a broken heart and a head full of shattered dreams hoping to start over.She also tries to find her place in the LDS church again, but it’s easier said than done. As always she doesn’t fit the Mormon mold and wonders if she ever will or if she even wants to.Andrew Davidson’s life is going exactly according to plan. He has the lifestyle he’s always wanted and spends his days working hard at his development company and his weekends enjoy the perks of being a rich bachelor. When he learns of a substantial inheritance through the father he never knew, he can’t say no. Even if it means he has to marry — something he never planned on.When Andrew makes Emma an offer she can’t refuse, a marriage of convenience in exchange for a portion of the inheritance, she feels life is taking a turn for the better. She knows everything will be fine so long as she doesn’t fall in love with her temporary husband. But as with everything else in Emma’s life, things don’t go as expected.Before she knows it she’s fallen in love with Andrew, but holds no illusions that his expectations of their merger have changed. However, Andrew is caught up in conflicting feelings of his own and when he finds himself faced with everything he never wanted, he desperately seeks answers.
How to Stuff a Wild Zucchini
Heather Horrocks - 2009
On a dare, she throws a dart at a map and ends up moving to Brigham City, Utah, where she plans to set aside writing, religion, and men to focus on her new career substituting as The Garden Guru for the local paper. But fate has something else in mind. When she accidentally lights her house on fire, Lori has no idea of the sparks that lie ahead.Will she be able to resist the charm and persistence of local firefighting hero John Wayne Walker? Will old hurts and fears cause her to turn her back on the best thing that's ever happened to her? Author Heather Horrocks brings a fresh, fun voice to this delightful contemporary romance about following your heart, finding true love, and wrestling with a basket full of zucchini!
Susan Aylworth - 2009
Talk about shock! Six months later, Sarah is moving forward as a successful teacher with her own home and a fabulous roommate. Her exasperating yet adoring family members are setting her up with every eligible man within reacheven virtually. Sarah thinks she has everything under controluntil a few wrong clicks prove otherwise. Searching her soul, Sarah confronts deep humiliation and anger over Kyle's betrayal. As fierce pride claws her from within, she seeks healing through the Savior's tender mercy. When Sarah meets Craig, who was also badly wounded by love, she finds another chance at happinessbut can both of them leave their painful pasts behind and fully embrace the freeing power of forgiveness? 6" X 9", 192 pages ISBN 978-1-59811-731-8
Agent in Old Lace
Tristi Pinkston - 2009
Fearing for her safety, she enlists the FBI, who puts its best man on the jobRick Holden, who goes undercover as Shannons female roommate. When Shannons best friend is kidnapped, she makes a decision that may cost her life. Agent in Old Lace is a thrilling combination of action, suspense, and romance that will keep you turning the pages until the end.