UPCOMING BOOKS

HEALING DR. FORTUNE, February 2011

Silhouette Special Edition
Book 2 in the Fortunes of Texas continuity series

 

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HEALING DR. FORTUNE

ENTERTAINING ANGELS, January 2011

Mass Market Edition
Kensington

Return to Mulberry Park, where courage, love, and forgiveness work miracles—with a little angelic intervention.

Meet a ball player turned pastor who questions his call to the ministry. A waitress whose college aspirations dim as she cares for her fatherless son and invalid grandmother. An engaged woman harboring a guilty secret. A pregnant teen seeking work and secretly living in a tree house. A childless couple who operate a community soup kitchen.

Thanks to a wise, homeless man named Jesse, these individuals discover that dreams, like dandelion seeds scatted in the wind, can take flight and blossom in astonishing ways.

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ENTERTAINING ANGELS

 

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UNDER THE MISTLETOE WITH JOHN DOE, November 2010

Silhouette Special Edition

When the unconscious, well-dressed stranger was brought into the Brighton Valley E.R., Betsy Nielson couldn't help but notice how irresistibly attractive he was. He might not remember who he was, but the mysterious John Doe was already turning the dedicated Texas doctor's head. Now something was telling her to trust in him even if it meant risking her heart again….

The last thing he remembered was being struck from behind and going down for the count. Now he was lying in a hospital bed with a red-haired angel tending to him. Though John might have lost his memory, he knew he wanted Betsy in his life—permanently. But how could he offer her a future until he'd figured out his past?

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UNDER THE MISTLETOE WITH JOHN DOE

HIS, HERS, AND ... THEIRS?, August 2010

Silhouette Special Edition

Eva Galindo's dream of being a mother was about to come true—twice over. The Brighton Valley biologist wasn't just having a baby…she was expecting twins! Meeting single father of twins Dan Walker seemed like the sweetest twist of fate. How could she not offer to help out the gorgeous Texas rancher—by being temporary mommy to his own adorable pair?

Suddenly becoming guardian of his orphaned niece and nephew was a tall order for any man. But Dan couldn't think of a better stand-in nanny than the sloe-eyed mother-in-training. Only, now he didn't want Eva to leave. Maybe it was time to take a chance on both their futures by combining forces and turning two into one big, loving family….

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HIS, HERS, AND ... THEIRS?

AND BABIES MAKE FIVE, May 2010

Silhouette Special Edition
Book 5 in The Baby Chase continuity series

Samantha Keating always wanted a family, and with the help of the Armstrong Fertility Institute, her dream was becoming a reality—in triplicate! The widowed mother-to-be wasn't looking for a father for her growing family. It had to be her out-of-control hormones giving her such unneighborly feelings for Hector Garza—the handsome, far-too-available man next door. But was the bachelor ready to take on another man's babies?

Hector had long been intrigued by the statuesque blonde. And Samantha's ever-enlarging baby bump made her more alluring than ever, convincing the up-from-his-bootstraps attorney that he'd finally found Mrs. Right. But was Samantha ready to take that first baby step? To let Hector be the husband—and father—he longed to be?

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AND BABIES MAKE FIVE

THE HOUSE ON SUGAR PLUM LANE, April 2010

Kensington

The beautiful Victorian house that Amy Masterson decides to rent, fully furnished, is more than just a place to start over with her young daughter. When Amy learns that the three-story house on Sugar Plum Lane belonged to her great-grandmother, Eleanor Rucker, who Amy's mother had been searching for until her recent death, she hopes she can find a window into the past her mother never found.

As Amy settles into Fairbrook, she's stunned to learn that Ellie Rucker still lives on Sugar Plum Lane, cared for by Amy's neighbor, Maria. But Ellie's mind is failing rapidly, her memories fading with each passing day. She shows no hint of recognition when her great-granddaughter introduces herself, and Amy is heartbroken at the chance they've both missed. But it's never too late to hope--or to trust in bonds of love that, though they cannot be seen, can never be broken...

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The House on Sugar Plum Lane

MULBERRY PARK, March 2010

Mass Market Edition
Kensington

Each day after work, Claire Harper jogs in Mulberry Park, hoping to find a respite from the grief that has haunted her since her young son’s death.  It’s a futile effort—until the day she finds a letter to God written by a seven-year-old girl named Analisa.

On impulse, Claire writes back, and Analisa’s letters gradually draw Claire into the companionship of other Mulberry Park regulars—all, in their own way, in need of comfort.  And as friendships grow, sorrows lift, and lives and hearts connect, each will discover just how far and how high one simple letter can reach.

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MULBERRY PARK

RACE TO THE ALTAR, August 2009

Silhouette Special Edition

When race car driver Chase Mayfield found himself recovering from a car accident at a small-town hospital, the last thing he expected was to fall for the local Florence Nightingale. Who would have thought demure nurse Molly Edwards—the complete opposite of a man who lives on the edge—could lose her heart to a famous playboy? But after cautious Molly succumbed to a single night of passion, both she and Chase crashed headlong into a life-changing surprise: she's pregnant!

Can Chase convince his favorite nurse that he's a risk well worth taking—for her and their baby? This reporter bets that Chase will soon be carrying his new bride over the finish line!


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ALMOST HOME, August 2009

Kensington

Featuring "Queen of Hearts" by Judy Duarte

Her high school reunion is coming up, and advice columnist Jenn Kramer couldn't be dreading it more - until she lays eyes on Marcos. Jenn hardly noticed him when they were kids, but now he's all grown up...and how deliciously he's changed...

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Almost Home

ENTERTAINING ANGELS, May 2009

Kensington

Return to Mulberry Park, where courage, love, and forgiveness work miracles—with a little angelic intervention.

Meet a ball player turned pastor who questions his call to the ministry. A waitress whose college aspirations dim as she cares for her fatherless son and invalid grandmother. An engaged woman harboring a guilty secret. A pregnant teen seeking work and secretly living in a tree house. A childless couple who operate a community soup kitchen.

Thanks to a wise, homeless man named Jesse, these individuals discover that dreams, like dandelion seeds scatted in the wind, can take flight and blossom in astonishing ways.

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A REAL LIVE COWBOY, April 2009

Silhouette Special Edition

He was a Texan down to his Stetson and books…

Isabella Mendoza knew what she wanted in a husband. And William “J.R.” Fortune was so not that man. The irresistibly attractive businessman turned rancher might wear denim and spurs, but what happened when he got tired of playing cowboy?

Eldest son J.R. had come home to Red Rock to live up to the Fortune legacy. Now he wanted Isabella to share it with him. Hiring the fiery artisan to design his new ranch house was the first step. But when a devious enemy targeted both their families, he realized how far he’d go to protect the woman he loved. He’d prove that together, theirs was a heritage worth saving…

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SILVER BELLS, November 2008
"A MULBERRY PARK CHRISTMAS"

Zebra

After a bitter breakup, Jillian Ridgeway’s heart just isn’t into Christmas this year.  But running into her first love, “Mac” Maguire, fills her with memories of the tender kiss they once shared…

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HER BEST CHRISTMAS EVER, December 2008

Silhouette Special Edition

SURPRISE HOLIDAY DELIVERY:  EIGHT POUNDS, TWO OUNCES!

He’d have a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner at his mom’s ranch, count his blessings, then superstar country singer Greg Clayton would go back on tour.  But when a storm stranded him alone with the very pregnant Connie Montoya, Greg delivered her holiday baby himself!

Suddenly, he’d found something that could compare to fame and fortune:  the beautiful single mother and the sweet baby girl who felt like his own.  But Greg’s life was on the road—and Connie’s past made joining him impossible.  Until a holiday miracle called love showed him how to make all Connie’s Christmas dreams come true...

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IN LOVE WITH THE BRONC RIDER, June 2008

Silhouette Special Edition

When Tori took a job at the Rocking C ranch, nobody told her an ornery cowboy came with it. As a former nurse, Tori knew she could help Matt Clayton get back on his feet. The only obstacle was the injured bronc rider himself…

An accident may have ended his rodeo career, but Matt wasn't one to back down from a challenge! Now one bossy redhead was about to meet her match! But Tori was hiding something.

Would Tori's secret force her to leave Matt and the feelings he was awakening in her? Or could love work its healing magic on them both, making this a homecoming neither would forget?

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MULBERRY PARK, April 2008

Kensington

Each day after work, Claire Harper jogs in Mulberry Park, hoping to find a respite from the grief that has haunted her since her young son’s death.  It’s a futile effort—until the day she finds a letter to God written by a seven-year-old girl named Analisa.

On impulse, Claire writes back, and Analisa’s letters gradually draw Claire into the companionship of other Mulberry Park regulars—all, in their own way, in need of comfort.  And as friendships grow, sorrows lift, and lives and hearts connect, each will discover just how far and how high one simple letter can reach.

Watch the Trailer
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ONCE UPON A PREGNANCY, April 2008

Silhouette Special Edition

POSITIVELY PREGNANT?

Seems the halls of Walnut River General are harboring a few juicy secrets.  Is our ever-proper E.R. nurse Simone Garner getting a little bigger around the middle?  Rumors are flying that she and paramedic Mike O’Rourke have been seen in certain dark hospital corners, and that Simone is having his baby!

Sure, everyone in Walnut River knows Mike is quite the catch…the dreamy medic could restart a heart with just one look.  But is marriage on his radar?  One has to wonder if Simone would stand a chance with Mike if she wasn’t pregnant with his child.  Or does he know something we don’t?

THE WILDER FAMILY:  Healing hearts in Walnut River

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ROMANCING THE COWBOY, March 2008

Silhouette Special Edition

He'd come home

Getting a job at the Rocking C Ranch was the best thing that could have happened to Sabrina Gonzalez and her younger nephew. Until her employers suspicious son came home. Now all she had to do was keep the handsome cowboy from uncovering her secret….

…to catch a thief

Jared Clayton needed to find out who'd been ferreting funds from his adoptive mother. Her new bookkeeper was the likeliest suspect, even if Sabrina didn't look like a common criminal. The soft-spoken beauty was awfully tempting, but Jared had already been down that road. Until she showed the tough-as-cowhide Texan something he didn't even know he possessed: his tender side.

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DADDY ON CALL, April 2007

Silhouette Special Edition

THE REBEL DOCTOR

Turning his life around, Luke Wynter had worked hard to become a doctor, to give back to the community he’d taken from years ago.  And he had been doing just fine…until Leilani Stephens snuck back into his life.  Twelve years ago she had made it clear that she no longer considered him a friend, let alone a love.  And he’d never been one to plead or beg.

Now he felt drawn to her all over again—yet felt that something was unsettled, unfinished.  Unsaid.

What had Leilani been hiding from him all these years?

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THE COWBOY'S LULLABY, June 2007

Silhouette Special Edition

THE TEXAS TWO-STEP

Conservative businessman Jake Braddock had a heart that was all cowboy--and closely guarded.  Following his stepmother's death, he learned he'd be sharing custody of his five-year-old half sister with a sexy dancer--not his notion of the ideal mommy.

Chloe Haskell had barely begun playing mother to little Brianna when she found herself at odds with stuffy Jake, who seemed determined to fight her at every turn.  But the long-legged beauty soon got under the Texan's skin in more ways than he cared to admit.  Now Jake had to decide whether he was ready to let Chloe into his heart--and help him build the family he'd always wanted...

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ROCK-A-BYE RANCER, October 2006

Silhouette Special Edition #1784
ISBN: 0-373-24784-2

And Clay Callaghan was ready to provide one for her. The Texas cattle rancher knew next to nothing about caring for infants, but he’d never turn his back on his own flesh and blood.

As guardian of her younger siblings, attorney Daniela de la Cruz offered both legal and child-reading expertise. Yet it was clear this handsome cowboy needed—and wanted—more from her. Well, Daniela could never turn down a child in need.

A handsome, single father-in-training was another story—wasn’t it?

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THE PERFECT WIFE, August 2006

Silhouette Special Edition #1773
ISBN: 0-373-24773-7

CARLY ALDERSON THOUGHT SHE HAD IT ALL...

Until her divorce was finalized.  She'd been trying to figure out how her carefully planned out life had gone off track--and then she met a wonderful man.  Only, Bo Conway was everything wealthy Carly wasn't looking for: A regular guy.  A carpenter.  And a smart, sexy man who took her breath away with a single glance.

Bo had learned the hard way never to fall for a society woman, the type who wanted to mold him into something he was not.  But sweet, beautiful Carly has him breaking all his rules....

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CALL ME COWBOY, March 2006

Silhouette Special Edition #1743
ISBN: 0-373-24743-5

T. J. "Cowboy" Whittaker wasn't looking to be anyone's hero, but when vulnerable Priscilla Richards turned her tear-filled blue eyes on him and asked, "Can you help me uncover the secrets in my past?"...well, how could the sexy P.I. say no?

His job was simple: escort the sheltered city girl to Texas to meet the mom she'd never known, then hightail it out of there as fast as his boots could carry him. Temptation wasn't on the agenda — especially with a prim New Yorker who most definitely was not his type. But Prissy made him hotter than Dallas in July...and made him want things he'd given up on long ago....

 

 

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HIS MOTHER'S WEDDING, January 2006

Silhouette Special Edition #1731
ISBN: 0-373-24731-1

HERE COMES THE BRIDE...MATCHMAKING DOWN THE AISLE!

When private investigator Rico Garcia arrived to visit his recently engaged mother, becoming involved with her wedding planner was the last thing on his mind. But his matchmaker of a mom had other ideas--and an assignment to find the starry-eyed Molly Townsend's long-lost sister.

Molly had dreamed of her Prince Charming for years--and the cynical, down-with-love Rico was the stuff of her nightmares! But as she and Rico worked together to plan a wedding, and a reunion with her sister, Molly's chance at true love seemed within reach. It was just up to Rico to close the book on a perfect fairy-tale ending....

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