Le Noël des amants, de RaeAnne Thayne C’est avec appréhension qu‘Elise Clifton revient à Thunder Canyon pour y passer Noël en famille. Elle sait en effet qu’il lui faudra y affronter les fantômes du passé, et que sa présence ne manquera pas de faire scandale dans cette petite ville de province. Mais à son arrivée, elle a la surprise de constater que la seule personne à lui apporter son soutien n’est autre que Matt Canes. Le beau, le fascinant Matt Canes qui, jusque-là, ne lui avait pourtant jamais manifesté autre chose que de l’indifférence. Mais même s’il se montre de plus en plus prévenant et de plus en plus attentionné, elle ne se fait aucune illusion. Car tout le monde sait que Matt est sur le point d’en épouser une autre... Troublant malentendu, de Elisabeth Bevarly Violet est prête à tout pour convaincre Gavin Mason de renoncer aux poursuites judiciaires dont il la menace. Certes, elle n’a rien à se reprocher et ce célèbre homme d’affaires est un goujat arrogant et trop sûr de lui, mais elle n’ignore pas que celui-ci a le pouvoir de ruiner sa carrière et sa réputation. Aussi, quand Gavin lui annonce qu’il renoncera au procès à la seule condition qu’elle joue le rôle de sa fiancée pendant quelques temps, elle finit par accepter ce qu’elle considère pourtant comme un odieux marchandage...
My Only Vice
Author: Elizabeth Bevarly
Sexy, easygoing Rosie Bliss may look like an innocent flower-shop owner, but former vice cop now police chief Sam Maguire is suspicious of the so-called herbs she grows along with her blooms. So the serious detective launches an investigation into Rosie and her very mysterious past. But his most disturbing discovery? He's irresistibly attracted to free-spirited Rosie. Then cool, controlled Sam accidentally drinks a cup of her special brew and loses it completely! Not only does he end up sleeping with his suspect, he craves more—of Rosie, the most potent drug of all.
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Evie Blanchard was at the top of her field in the city of angels. But when an emotional year forces her to walk away from her job as a physical therapist, she moves from Los Angeles to Hope's Crossing seeking a quieter life. So the last thing she needs is to get involved with the handsome, arrogant Brodie Thorne and his injured daughter, Taryn. A self-made man and single dad, Brodie will do anything to get Taryn the rehabilitation she needs…even if it means convincing Evie to move in with them. And despite her vow to keep an emotional distance, Evie can't help but be moved by Taryn's spirit, or Brodie's determination to win her help—and her heart. With laughter, courage and more than a little help from the kindhearted people of Hope's Crossing, Taryn may get the healing she deserves—and Evie and Brodie might just find a love they never knew could exist.
Sweet Laurel Falls
Author: Raeanne Thayne
Publisher: HQN Books
Still reeling from the loss of her youngest daughter, Maura must learn to move forward and let go of the past when her oldest daughter Sage returns with a secret and Sage's father, Jackson Lange, comes back into both of their lives.
A Cold Creek Reunion
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
The Bowman family is back in this perennial favorite from New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne! He’s the one you called when you need rescuing, but who is Taft Bowman going to call when he needs help? Ten years ago Laura Pendleton, the love of his life, left town without a word. Now she’s back, with a new last name—and two adorable little ones in tow. Well, Taft was stupid enough to let her go once before…he's not about to make the same mistake again. He never stopped loving her—and one look at those adorable little faces and he knew that he is meant to be with Laura and her kids forever. All he has to do is convince her that this time he is a man she could count on! Originally published in 2012
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: Carina Press
Claire Bradford needed a wake-up call. What she didn't need was a tragic car accident. As a single mom and the owner of a successful bead shop, Claire leads a predictable life in Hope's Crossing, Colorado. So what if she has no time for romance? At least, that's what she tells herself, especially when her best friend's sexy younger brother comes back to town as the new chief of police. But when the accident forces Claire to slow down and lean on others—especially Riley McKnight—she realizes, for the first time, that things need to change. And not just in her own life. The accident—and the string of robberies committed by teenagers that led up to it—is a wake-up call to the people of Hope's Crossing. The sense of community and togetherness had been lost during those tough years. But with a mysterious "Angel of Hope" working to inspire the town, Riley and Claire will find themselves opening up to love and other possibilities by the end of an extraordinary summer….
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Collins
The highly anticipated third book in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is perfect for the fans who have followed America's whirlwind romance since it began—and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth's Divergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium. The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants. Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!
She hadn't known she'd slept with the boss. But the next morning Jewel Henley learned the exotic stranger who'd swept her off her feet was her new employer, Piers Anetakis. And before she could explain, Jewel found herself without a job…and pregnant. After five months Piers had finally tracked down his one-night lover. Determined to explain the mistakes that had been made, he was confronted with an undeniable truth. Jewel was carrying his child. His Greek honor demanded they marry. Yet was there more between them than lust…and was it enough to make their marriage of convenience last?
USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan heats up the season with the O'Neil brothers in a brand-new holiday series! Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green's favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year. Jackson O'Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family's resort—it's in his blood, and he can't let it fail. Now that he's got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus. Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she's out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it's terrifying. As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn't believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?
Tall, bronzed Frenchman Xavier Salgado-Lézille isn't a man a girl can say no to easily. Jane tries to play it cool, but she's inexperienced…and a virgin. Falling in love isn't part of the plan…neither is discovering she's pregnant once the affair is over. Xavier knows she's carrying his child, and he wants an heir. Jane has been chosen as his bride!
FROM Neufch‰teau to Vaucouleurs the clear waters of the Meuse flow freely between banks covered with rows of poplar trees and low bushes of alder and willow. Now they wind in sudden bends, now in gradual curves, for ever breaking up into narrow streams, and then the threads of greenish waters gather together again, or here and there are suddenly lost to sight underground. In the summer the river is a lazy stream, barely bending in its course the reeds which grow upon its shallow bed; and from the bank one may watch its lapping waters kept back by clumps of rushes scarcely covering a little sand and moss. But in the season of heavy rains, swollen by sudden torrents, deeper and more rapid, as it rushes along, it leaves behind it on the banks a kind of dew, which rises in pools of clear water on a level with the grass of the valley. This valley, two or three miles broad, stretches unbroken between low hills, softly undulating, crowned with oaks, maples, and birches. Although strewn with wild-flowers in the spring, it looks severe, grave, and sometimes even sad. The green grass imparts to it a monotony like that of stagnant water. Even on fine days one is conscious of a hard, cold climate. The sky seems more genial than the earth. It beams upon it with a tearful smile; it constitutes all the movement, the grace, the exquisite charm of this delicate tranquil landscape. Then when winter comes the sky merges with the earth in a kind of chaos. Fogs come down thick and clinging. The white light mists, which in summer veil the bottom of the valley, give place to thick clouds and dark moving mountains, but slowly scattered by a red, cold sun. Wanderers ranging the uplands in the early morning might dream with the mystics in their ecstasy that they are walking on clouds. Thus, after having passed on the left the wooded plateau, from the height of which the ch‰teau of BourlŽmont dominates the valley of the Saonelle, and on the right Coussey with its old church, the winding river flows between le Bois Chesnu on the west and the hill of Julien on the east. Then on it goes, passing the adjacent villages of Domremy and Greux on the west bank and separating Greux from Maxey-sur-Meuse. Among other hamlets nestling in the hollows of the hills or rising on the high ground, it passes Burey-la-C™te, Maxey-sur-Vaise, and Burey-en-Vaux, and flows on to water the beautiful meadows of Vaucouleurs. In this little village of Domremy, situated at least seven and a half miles further down the river than Neufch‰teau and twelve and a half above Vaucouleurs, there was born, about the year 1410 or 1412, a girl who was destined to live a remarkable life. She was born poor. Her father, Jacques or Jacquot d'Arc, a native of the village of Ceffonds in Champagne, was a small farmer and himself drove his horses at the plough. His neighbours, men and women alike, held him to be a good Christian and an industrious workman. His wife came from Vouthon, a village nearly four miles northwest of Domremy, beyond the woods of Greux. Her name being Isabelle or Zabillet, she received at some time, exactly when is uncertain, the surname of RomŽe. That name was given to those who had been to Rome or on some other important pilgrimage; and it is possible that Isabelle may have acquired her name of RomŽe by assuming the pilgrim's shell and staff. One of her brothers was a parish priest, another a tiler; she had a nephew who was a carpenter. She had already borne her husband three children: Jacques or Jacquemin, Catherine, and Jean.
Lost in a Good Book
Author: Jasper Fforde
In order to rescue the love of her life from the corrupt multinational Goliath, Thursday seeks out a believed-vanquished enemy from the pages of The Raven and finds unexpected assistance from Great Expectation's Miss Havisham. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
On My Knees
Author: Meredith Wild
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Editorial Reviews "The writing flows like music, beautifully written. With characters that feel so real you won't want to put this book away when you are finished." -Books and Beyond Fifty Shades "On My Knees is a very unique story with an uncommon plot line that is simultaneously frustrating, heart-warming, and suspenseful; sometimes incredibly steamy; and always deeply passionate." -Curl Up and Read Book Blog "Get ready to pull an all nighter because you will not be able to put this book down. It is a love story with so many twists and turns that it will have you wanting more." -Trulee V's Spot "Be prepared to be on an emotional rollercoaster ride...but one that you will LOVE and go back for more than once! Definitely the best book I have read all year!" -Bad Girl Books "The words just flew right off the page and into your heart." -Summer's Book Blog "The sheer richness of the writing alone makes this book worth grabbing up, but the three-dimensional characters whose lives, struggles, and layers upon layers of characterizations involved in each one of them is what made me fall in love with it." -This Redhead Loves Books "So beautifully written and completely flawless." -Panty Dropping Book Blog "This book hit all the right notes for me." -A Novel Love "Not your typical love story and definitely not a hearts and flowers type of book, but absolutely a wonderful read." -Fierce and Fabulous Book Diva "This book was a ride of emotions. The story tears at your heart and then stitches it back together. It was passionate and unexpected." -Amazon Reviewer "A solid, sexy contemporary romance, serious, dark, and emotionally intense..." -Unquietly Me "This book was a ride of emotions. The story tears at your heart and then stitches it back together. It was passionate and unexpected." -Amazon Reviewer Synopsis Haunted by the responsibility of caring for her troubled family, Maya Jacobs gave the only answer she could when Cameron asked her to marry him. Years later, entrenched in a soulless professional routine, she distracts herself from the lingering regret of her decision with a “work hard, play hard” lifestyle that guarantees no man will ever find his way into her heart again. Cameron Bridge has spent the past five years married to the military, trying to escape the painful memory of losing Maya. After fighting his own war in the desert, he starts a new life in New York City, with his siblings, Olivia and Darren, by his side. When fate brings Maya back to him in the heart of a city filled with its own hopes and shadows, can Cameron find the girl he once loved in the woman she’s become?