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Aubrey Mace - 2008
Just before midnight, she vows to make the easiest resolution ever: save her pennies and at the end of the year, buy something nice for herself. Easy! ...Or is it?Working at a cancer treatment center can change one's perspective, and before long Riley decides to donate her extra money to cancer research rather than reward herself. At first her resolution is her own secret, but all too soon the nurses figure out her plan, and then things really begin to get out of hand!As people through the hospital, and then the town, begin to get involved, Riley finds herself at the front of the fund-raising campaign. She also finds herself face-to-face with Paul, the grouchy but cute bank teller. But can she overcome the memory of a failed relationship - and can he do the same? And who is the secret admirer who keeps leaving pennies and notes for her to find?
Trouble in Paradise
Karen Tuft - 2015
So when the opportunity arises to shake off the dust of his hometown and move to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, he grabs it. But he never imagined that apiece of his past would follow him to his new life . . .Kimberly Briggs has lived her life on the fringes of the crowd, timid and afraid since the death of her brother, but when she learns that Andy, her lifelong crush, is moving to Hawaii, she's finally ready to step out of the shadows and take a risk.Kimberly is the last person Andy expected or wanted to see in Hawaii. But when fate incessantly throws the pair together, there's little to be done but make the best of the situation. As the awkwardness fades and Kimberly begins to emerge from her shell, Andy realizes there's much more to her than he realized. But even as they revel in the adventures of island life, drawn together by a growing attraction, an unforeseen peril threatens Kimberly's life. Can the once-timid young woman now draw upon the inner strength Andy has helped her discover so the two of them can build a life together? Will Andy grasp that love knows no geographical bounds?
The Truth About Running
Rachel John - 2013
Dating can wait a while. Maybe forever. Even a handsome new neighbor won’t make her change her mind. Especially when she finds out he’s the brother of the guy she just humiliated in front of thousands of people.Matt Constanello is used to running into his brother’s ex-girlfriends. After all, he has so many. But why does Sara Jensen have to be one of them? Matt knows he should stay away, but that’s hard to do when she lives right across the street.This is a revised version, previously published as What Not To Say When You're Running Away.
Melanie Jacobson - 2014
The popular waitress works hard in a small Salt Lake City diner, with the goal of easing her sister’s financial strain. And with her witty personality and good looks, she’s something of an enigma to the male customers who vie for her attention. Ever the professional, Lia keeps her distance—with one exception. Aidan is a breakfast regular, and Lia’s easy rapport with him draws her attention, though she would never let their relationship get serious—especially since he’s not the only one trying to catch her eye. Her handsome neighbor Griff has been hinting that he wants more than a neighborly relationship.Then her old New York artist life comes knocking, and an offer is made for a series of commissioned paintings. Lia knows it would ensure financial security for her family, but she doesn’t know if she wants that life anymore. When she undertakes one final project, she reawakens her heart and soul. And as she finds herself falling in love and needing an outlet more and more, she realizes her paintings might be her saving grace.
A Promise of Forever
Anita Stansfield - 1996
Then, overnight, their lives are forever altered by two words: breast cancer. Suddenly, their passion for life-and for each other-is deeply affected by the reality of Ilene's fragile hold on mortality. In A Promise of Forever, Anita Stansfield has woven a masterful plot that will satisfy from beginning to end. Here you'll find romance, undying love, tragedy, surprise, renewal, and a keen insight into the challenges and blessings of life. Anita, the incurable romantic, will make a believer of you, too!
Jennie Hansen - 2009
But when she and her cousin Bruce are going through their Aunt Alice's papers after her death, Bruce finds a certificate that will change Laura's life forever: a marriage certificate. With her name on it. The doctors told her she wouldn't be able to remember a lot of things, but how could she forget getting married? Laura is shocked even further when she finds out she is the heir to her father's fortune and his ranch, High Country. As she discovers the secrets about her past that Aunt Alice had kept so well hidden from her, Laura is determined to get back what is rightfully hers. But trying to regain the beautiful house and land from a stubborn cowboy, Paul "Mac" Burgoyne, who claims to be her husband, is more than she bargained for. In this gripping novel, best-selling author Jennie Hansen presents a fresh set of realistic, entertaining characters who learn the importance of forgiveness, faith, and love in the face of discord and misunderstanding. Once you start reading High Country, you won't want to put it down.
Sense and Sensibility: A Latter-Day Tale
Rebecca H. Jamison - 2014
Elly Goodwin, a brilliant programmer, is so desperate for a job that she takes one from her ex-boyfriend—the same man who put her family out of business. Then she meets Ethan Ferrero, who seems too good to be true. But Elly is far too sensible to unexpectedly fall in love—especially with her ex’s brother-in-law. But when Elly’s sister, Maren, dates the wrong guy, Elly must intercede before Maren’s passion clouds her common sense. Together, Elly and Maren must learn that a mixture of sense and sensibility is the perfect recipe for love. Fans of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility will love this modern retelling of the classic romance novel.
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
Michele Ashman Bell - 2004
The only problem is Morgan Rose would rather be sitting at home than hanging out with her best friend's parents in an exotic vacation resort full of couples on romantic getaways. She's decided to perform her Maid-of-Honor duties at Samantha's wedding and catch the next flight back to her predictable life. Then she meets Justin, the groom's best man. At first she finds him annoying -- cute, but annoying. But soon she realizes that there is much more to this good-looking man than his fun-loving exterior suggests. When their brief time together ends, they promise to keep in touch and, more importantly, to meet again six months later to see if their attraction has any lasting possibilities. But time has a way of complicating even the most beautiful beginnings, and Morgan will soon be forced to make a difficult decision that could change the course of her life.Best-selling author Michele Ashman Bell has done it again with Finding Paradise, a touching story about the importance of following your heart -- a book that will keep readers engaged from the first page to the last satisfying line.
For Sale by Owner
Marlene Bateman - 2016
She's quit her big-city job to return to her roots in the small town of Lake Forest. Kenzi hopes to buy her childhood home from her brother, Tom, as a way of revisiting the peace and security she's been missing in her life. But soon she is shocked to discover that the house has a pending sale, and Tom won't budge from the sale—not even for his sister.Handsome widower Jared Rawlins catches Kenzie's eye until she realizes that he's the one who is buying her house—but he can only close the deal if he sells his own house by Christmas Eve. Jared is more than a little interested in Kenzie but has second thoughts when it seems that she may be sabotaging the sale of his home.Slippery feelings of animosity and distrust ensue, with both Jared and Kenzie denying the chemistry between them. But then an unexpected discovery about their connected past puts a new twist in the dynamic. Now, can they put their differences aside and come to terms on a relationship that could last forever?
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.
Sarah G. Dunster - 2013
But after the unexpected death of her husband (and after being kicked out of her mom’s place), she has to move into single-student housing to finish up her schooling. Maybe training for a marathon and winning the heart of the handsome executive secretary are exactly what Abish needs to get a personal best.
Wrong For You
Jenny Proctor - 2017
With her recent move to Chapel Hill, she is determined to leave behind the drama and effort of keeping up with the dating scene. Even so, Lane somehow manages to get dragged out by a gaggle of girls to go watch boys play soccer. Just watching is not Lane’s forte, so she joins in the fun and leads her team to victory.Rather than feeling intimidated by the vivacious beauty on the opposing team, Jamie Hamilton is intrigued. Risking his “untouchable” dating status, he decides to pursue Lane—with a little help from his older brother Simon. With Simon’s behind-the- scenes assistance, Jamie proves irresistible, even to a disillusioned dater like Lane. But as she gets to know both brothers, Lane can’t help but wonder—beneath the grand gestures and romantic words, is she falling for the wrong guy?
Kathi Oram Peterson - 2016
Her movie-star status has led to some unpleasant interactions in the past, and even a few stalkers, but none has ever come close enough to her to seem dangerous—until now. When she receives a death threat on her personal cell phone, she is understandably shaken. Seizing the opportunity to take some time away from the limelight while the police investigate the phone call, Mercedes escapes to her remote cabin near Idaho’s Snake River. She knows it is the perfect place to lie low, but she doesn’t realize how low she’ll actually feel once she arrives. After days of suffering from a cold she just can’t shake, Mercedes visits the town physician, Luke Parker. The handsome doctor, a fan of the stunning celebrity, performs the necessary tests and is devastated at the unexpected diagnosis he must give her. Mercedes is sick—really sick. He knows she can handle crazy fans, but the news he has to give is another story. As Mercedes struggles to come to terms with her new future, she relies on Luke’s support. But neither imagines the disease is the only danger Mercedes is facing—because just out of view, someone is watching her and is determined to make good on their threat.