Ashley writes a letter home each of the twelve days she spends exploring the state of Texas at Christmastime, as her cousin Josâe shows her everything from a mockingbird in a nut tree to twelve bucking broncos. Includes facts about Texas.
When a stranger who holds the keys to her identity arrives in town, will the girl everyone knows as Brenda come to terms with her past or run again? From New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear, another story set in beloved Sweetgrass Springs… All the girl known as Brenda Jones has ever wanted is a home and family, but she's on the run from her past. She works hard and stays to herself, save only for her budding friendship with the equally shy Henry Jansen. Henry wants more than a simple friendship, but he’s convinced she’s too young, too innocent, too sweet. Brenda has a crush on Henry, as well, but she’s underage and terrified of being put back in foster care, where she’s spent most of her life since her mother abandoned her at age eight. She’s been flying under the radar, hiding behind a made-up name while finding a different sort of family and home in the year since she arrived in Sweetgrass Springs—but that’s about to change. When a stranger who holds the keys to her identity arrives in town and takes a job at Ruby’s Diner, will the girl everyone knows as Brenda come to terms with her past or run again, away from the people and the life she's grown to love? The Texas Heroes series includes: TEXAS SECRETS TEXAS LONELY TEXAS BAD BOY TEXAS REFUGE TEXAS STAR TEXAS DANGER TEXAS ROOTS TEXAS WILD TEXAS DREAMS TEXAS REBEL TEXAS BLAZE TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE TEXAS TIES TEXAS TROUBLES TEXAS TOGETHER TEXAS HOPE TEXAS STRONG TEXAS SWEET TEXAS HEARTTHROB TEXAS HEALER TEXAS PROTECTOR BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS TEXAS CHARM TEXAS MAGIC
Get into Christmas with this popular Contemporary Holiday Romance - ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU by USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Mondello BOOK 1 in Fate with a Helping Hand Series Sometimes fate needs a little hand... Santa Claus is going to have a rough season... Lauren Alexander is raising her daughter alone. Abandoned by her family for her decision to keep her daughter Kristen, she has done a pretty good job for the last six years. Or she thought she had. That's why she is crushed when little Kristen gives up her wish for a toy or goodie and instead asks Santa for a present for her mother. She wants Santa to bring a Daddy. Delivering Daddies isn't Santa's bag. But this Santa has a plan... Kyle Preston knows what it is like to be abandoned too. Luckily he found the support of loving adoptive parents and has turned himself into one of the most successful Real Estate developers in town. Building a house is easy. Building someone's trust is a whole other story. But with a little helping hand, a little Christmas magic can make all the difference in the world.
It's New Year's Eve...and now or never for these two hearts When a woman with no faith in love meets the quintessential nice guy determined to breach her mile-high walls, sparks fly as both fight a decidedly unwelcome but equally unavoidable attraction. Steph Hargrove was a bombshell, a sexy, intrepid woman operating in the business world with guts, brains and daring. She was accustomed to going after whatever she wanted until a man she called friend betrayed her and the company she’d helped build—and nearly killed her in the process. Since that time, she’s been a shadow of the wild, wicked woman who’d carved a swath through her world. Gavin O’Neill is an artisan with wood, a gardener, a restorer of battered homes and a savior of strays. When first he meets the wounded woman who postures as invincible and worldly, the sadness in her eyes draws him even more than her lush figure does. However she insists otherwise, he sees that she needs the kindness and friendship he can give to her while he’s waiting for the woman of his dreams, who will be small and soft and sweet, different in every way from the woman he keeps returning to see. Yet while he’s not interested in the virago and she refuses to be nurtured, a potent attraction keeps them circling each other. And while they’re busy listing the reasons they’re unsuited, something powerful is growing between them. New Year’s Eve is for lovers and new beginnings…will these two stubborn souls take the risk?
Romance on the Ranch Series: Dream Kisses; Honey Kisses; Baby Kisses; Candy Kisses; Christmas Kisses; Rock Star Kisses; Forever Kisses; Forgotten Kisses; Angel Kisses; The Last Kiss Although born into wealth and privilege, Cecelia Brightman has never found the forever-after kind of happiness she seeks. She has devoted her life to helping others through charity work, but now, at the age of forty-two, she can no longer continue along the same path. Much to the chagrin of her parents, she leaves the trappings of wealth to follow her heart to the small town of Paxtonville in Colorado to be near her brother and his large family. As for the hero of Christmas Kisses, he is new to the series and carrying baggage from a previous sorrow that almost destroyed him. However, I have a feeling Cecelia may be the perfect answer for Connor MacKenzie. Can be read as a standalone.
When her husband, the town marshal, dies suddenly, 25-year-old Dara Rose Nolan, a seamstress with two young daughters to care for, agrees to a marriage of convenience with the town's new marshal, Clay McKettrick.
He’s hiding a secret and she’s his only hope…… Shawn Collins is terrible at choosing men. One bitter divorce under her belt has her swearing off men completely, especially cowboy Casanova, Walker Hammett. She wants to focus on herself and make peace with her past. Walker Hammett has a reputation as a player in Somewhere and the cowboy has one rule. Never bring a woman back to his house. But when it comes to Shawn, he finds himself willing not only to break that rule but to never let her go. After one crazy night together, Shawn discovers the handsome cowboy is hiding a secret from the people of Somewhere and it makes her question every assumption she’s ever made about him. Walker soon realizes that he will have to trust Shawn to not only keep his secret, but seek her help as well. Sparks fly between them as Walker discovers trusting Shawn might be the best decision he’s ever made. Now if he can just get her to see him as more than the player the town knows him to be. Can the unlikely couple overcome their prejudices about the other and find a future together? Or will they both end up in nothing but trouble?