Wish upon a Christmas star with New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's sparkling Fool's Gold romance! To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy--until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner! Jonny came to Fool's Gold looking for normal, not for love. Happily-ever-after only happens in the movies. Still, nothing about this quirky town is quite what he expected, and "ordinary" Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Refreshingly honest, disarmingly sweet. Achingly beautiful. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. And Madeline finds Jonny in real life even more captivating than her celebrity crush. But will the action star be brave enough to risk his heart and step into the role of a lifetime?
“Merry, intelligent, and wholly satisfying.”—USA Today "Sizzles with sensuality." - Publishers Weekly “Delicious and suspenseful.” —Kirkus Reviews A spirited lady facing spinsterhood. A common man with a noble mission. And a surprise that just might be waiting for them under the mistletoe in Kiss Me At Christmas by Valerie Bowman. Bow Street Runner Daffin Oakleaf abhors Christmas. Carol singing and holiday cheer only remind him of a dark time. When a close friend calls on him for help, Daffin is happy to capitalize on the distraction. But when he learns the lovely Lady Regina is the one in danger, he’s to become bodyguard to the captivating woman... Regina has one mission: to find a night of passion in the arms of a gentleman. Considered firmly on the shelf, Regina has given up on marriage—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be denied the pleasure married ladies experience. Daffin has long captured her attention...and when a threat calls him to her side, the sparks between them ignite. But how can a hired bodyguard find his way into Regina’s noble heart?
London, 1815 Three London Seasons. Three Christmases come and gone. Jilted Sidony Harbeck is done waiting for the inconstant Captain Hale Martin to return. Despite their whispered adolescent promises, he never wrote her a single letter. Now the scoundrel has returned, professing his love and a thoughtless bet to woo her, but she only wants him to suffer. After three years at sea, Hale finally has the means to marry his best friend's sister and the love of his life. But he only has three days to convince her of his devotion because he stupidly proposes a wager - he'll convince Sidony to marry him by Christmas or he'll leave her alone forever. When Hale sets out to seduce her, the stakes are raised by a passion so intense that Sidony must risk her heart no matter the odds. Previously published in A Very Scandalous Holiday Anthology
In this instant USA Today bestseller, that RaeAnne Thayne hails as "heartfelt and delightful," a wedding planner breaks her #1 rule: Never, ever fall for the groom. There's nothing Jenna Bell loves more than a happily-ever-after. That's why being a wedding planner is her dream job - until the groom is Logan Gallagher. She's had a crush on him since . . . well, forever. And now she has to make his day magical as he walks down the aisle without her. As a secret service agent, Logan's already married - to his career. A wife was never in his plan, until he finds out he needs to marry the woman he's been protecting. He takes his latest assignment in stride, but when he sees Jenna again, he can't deny the attraction sparking between them. Can he really say "I do" if it means saying goodbye to the woman of his dreams?
A Christmas gift straight from the heart of Susan Mallery, one of today's most beloved writers—a brand new Fool's Gold romance! Cupcake baker Nancee Smith is stunned when search-and-rescue pilot Jesse “Shep” Sheppard strides into her kitchen. The last time she saw the Ghost of Heartbreaks Past was the night before he left her at the altar. He said he loved her, then didn't even say goodbye. Now Shep claims he's done dashing away at the first sign of forever. The romance of Fool's Gold at Christmas tempts her to have faith—snow glistening on rooftops like great swirls of frosting, twinkle lights in every window—but this time around, she's the one with cold feet. If promises alone aren't enough to sway her, Shep will have to show her the love in his heart. “Susan Mallery never disappoints.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
He's afraid of commitment. She yearns for a family of her own. How can they turn a marriage of convenience into happily-ever-after? To Damian Vaughn, image is everything. As CEO of the family business and heir to a fortune, he lives his life above reproach, not wanting to repeat his father's mistakes that almost brought the company to ruin.Gabriela Romano has discovered she'll never be able to bear children. Distraught and still recovering from surgery, she leaves for an extended vacation in the Azores Islands, far away from her family's prying eyes and the constant reminders of what she'll never have. When social services drop off a baby they say legally belongs to Damian, he knows it's not true, but the media will be quick to judge if the news leaks. Desperate to avoid a disaster, he takes his lawyer's drastic suggestion and proposes to Gabriela, a woman he's just met. She has her own reasons for accepting, and as long as she guards her heart, she's confident she'll be fine. But as sparks start to fly, Gabriela begins to wonder-how can she turn this marriage of convenience into her happily-ever-after? The Romano Family series follows the stories of the Romano cousins of northern Portugal as they find love and their Happily-Ever-Afters. Each book may be read as a stand-alone. Books in the Romano Family series: - Book 1- Hold Me At Twilight- Book 2- Meet Me At Sunrise- Book 3- Love Me At Sunset- Book 4- Keep Me At Christmas - Book 5- Kiss Me At Midnight- Book 6- Marry Me At Dawn
This is the story of my life. The bad things that happened to me as I grew up and the good things that happened along the way. That is why I titled it, A Life of Trials and Triumphs. I wanted to do this for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The things that happened to me and how I overcame them and even though I overcame them I have a life that is now a happy pleasant and loving one. Especially after I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. He changed my life and he is the center of everything that I do and say. Now that I am approaching the age of 82, I can say that I am content and happy. I want to do the best that I can in serving the Lord and spreading his word to those who need it. And to do my best for him each day that I am given. I thank and praise him everyday. I was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island. At the age of seven we moved to Long Island, New York and then at eleven we moved to Ohio. I have lived there ever since. When I was 17, I enlisted in the United States Navy during World War 2. When I got out of the Navy, I became a Police Officer and this was a position that I really enjoyed. I worked at the Police Department and I did it for 51 years. At the age of 51, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior, and have been serving him ever since and will continue to serve him the best that I can and I know how until I go to be with him.
From a #1 New York Times–bestselling author: An unconventional Victorian lady, a daring deception, and “the perfect holiday treat” (The Chicago Tribune). Camille, Lady Lydingham, requests the pleasure of your company at a festive house party in the English countryside, as she endeavors to coax a marriage proposal from Prince Nikolai Pruzinsky of Greater Avalonia. Given the nature of the hostess’s eccentric relatives ,they will be played by a troupe of actors hired to impersonate a proper Victorian family. What a clever way to fool the prince! And gate-crashing, distractingly handsome first loves like Grayson Elliott are most unwelcome. But nothing about Camille’s charade goes as planned. Tonight, at Millworth Manor, games will be played, motives will be revealed, the masks will come off, and hearts will be lost—and won—in the most romantic, magical season of all. “Alexander’s divine Victorian Christmas confection provides an abundance of wit and warmth.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “With . . . delightfully entertaining characters and an impeccable sense of comic timing worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan, Alexander presents readers with a splendidly sexy holiday gift.” —Booklist
CHRISTMAS TO-DO LIST (WHEN YOU'RE TIRED OF SHOPPING) ❅ Vacation in a wilderness cabin and discover a hunk living next door. ❅ Indulge in a harmless affair, then return home and realize you can't live without him. ❅ Pine away…I mean really pine. Dream about him every night, forget your purse, pour salt into your coffee, etc.… ❅ Discover the man of your dreams straddling an electric Merry Christmas sign, ranting something about a "marry-me Christmas." ❅ Say "I do"! (After all, he can cook!)