The first Family Secrets novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Right Behind You and Find Her... Three siblings searching for the truth about their family are about to find more than they bargained for. When shy and reserved Maggie Ferringer was called for jury duty, she never expected to be kidnapped by an escaped convict. But when Cain Cannon, disguised as a prison guard, pulls a gun, she has no choice but to be taken hostage. Cain claims that he’s innocent of killing his girlfriend six years ago and now he wants revenge on the people who put him behind bars. Soon, Maggie becomes more than just a hostage to Cain. As they slowly begin to share the secrets of their respective pasts, Maggie discovers that she wants to fight for Cain’s freedom—because he just might be the kind of man she could love.
From Lisa Gardner, the New York Times No. 1 bestselling author, comes the first in the Family Secrets trilogy MAGGIE'S MAN. Gripping, arresting, classic romantic suspense titles originally published under the name Alicia Scott. If you love Tess Gerritsen you'll love Lisa. When shy and reserved Maggie Ferringer is called for jury duty, she never expects to be kidnapped by an escaped convict. But Cain Cannon, disguised as a prison guard, pulls a gun, and she has no choice but to be taken hostage. Cain claims that he's innocent of killing his girlfriend six years ago, and now he wants revenge on the people who put him behind bars. Soon Maggie becomes more than just a hostage to Cain. As they slowly begin to share the secrets of their respective pasts, she discovers there's more to him than meets the eye, and that his freedom is worth fighting for, at any cost.
Looks can be deceptive—but a deceitful ex with a grudge can be downright dangerous. Maggie Welch lives in a crummy apartment while working in a run-down café in Bracken Ridge, Cavern County. Her days have recently been brightened by the handsome cowboy who has started to frequent her workplace. Unfortunately, Aiden Fielding, the wealthy rancher, can’t be anything more than a friend, though, as her demise in social standing has robbed her of the confidence and money she once had. Aiden Fielding is smitten with Maggie and enjoys her company at the café, which has recently become his regular haunt. When he finally plucks up the courage to ask her out, they have a wonderful evening. He suspects there is more to Maggie Welch than meets the eye. A crass remark, however, seems to ruin their chances of a future together, and a later attempt to help Maggie ends in disaster when she is humiliated in front of his family and dinner-party guests. Just when things had seemed to be looking up for Maggie, it has all come crashing down again. She realizes that Aiden doesn’t see her in the way she had hoped, and when she finds him entertaining her ex-fiancé, Robert Rossington, she feels that he is certainly not the gentleman she had perceived. She knows that Rossington is a cheat and a thief. The trouble is...that’s only the half of it.
When shy Maggie Ferringer reports for jury duty, she is abducted by escaped convict Cain Cannon, who reveals the circumstances of his wrongful arrest and who an increasingly enamored Maggie resolves to prove innocent.
Maggie Kovacs was the most enchanting woman Detective Max Strachan had ever met. She was also the most eccentric. Or was she? Max soon realized that the nighttime visions Maggie claimed she saw supplied him with details that only the police-and a cunning serial killer-could possibly know.... A no-nonsense lawman like Max was the last person Maggie would have imagined turning to for support, let alone romance. Incredibly, the skeptical sergeant might just be the man of her dreams. But could he possibly save her from what she saw in them?
CHRISTMAS IS COMING…AND THERE'S MATCHMAKING TO BE DONE! Whew! The annual matchmaking festival in Bliss, Montana, is nearly over. Neighboring ranchers Maggie Moore and Gabe O'Connor have emerged unscathed—and still single. But they haven't counted on the creative matchmaking endeavors of their kids—and the entire townsfolk of Bliss! They think Maggie yearns for a strong sexy man like Gabe to warm her bed at night. In turn, it's clear he's attracted to the beautiful but vulnerable Maggie. Yet there's a gulf between them from the past. Can these two overcome their pride and fears to create a new future together? The folks of Bliss are convinced Maggie and Gabe are meant to be. But they have their work cut out for 'em bringing this couple together just in time for Christmas!
Ranch hunk Hank Brownlee wanted only two things from his new housekeeper—companionship for his grieving father and some stick-to-your-ribs country cooking. What he got was something altogether different. "Matron" he'd hired sight unseen turned out to be a blonde dynamo and a single mom. True, Maggie Woodward was a widow and she sure could cook, but she was also young and beautiful! And it wasn't long before Maggie and her little tyke had Hank's world turned upside down and his heartstrings twisted all around their dainty fingers…. Now all Hank had to do was convince his wary little widow that happily-ever-after was worth the risk!
Stressed single mother and law partner Kate is in the meeting of her career when she is interrupted by a telephone call to say that her teenaged daughter Amelia has been suspended from her exclusive Brooklyn prep school for cheating on an exam. Torn between her head and her heart, she eventually arrives at St Grace's over an hour late, to be greeted by sirens wailing and ambulance lights blazing. Her daughter has jumped off the roof of the school, apparently in shame of being caught. A grieving Kate can't accept that her daughter would kill herself: it was just the two of them and Amelia would never leave her alone like this. And so begins an investigation which takes her deep into Amelia's private world, into her journals, her email account and into the mind of a troubled young girl. Then Kate receives an anonymous text saying simply: AMELIA DIDN'T JUMP. Is someone playing with her or has she been right all along?