Years after betraying her, he’s back in Haven Point…and ready to learn the truth Megan Hamilton never really liked Elliot Bailey. He turned his back on her family when they needed him the most and it almost tore them all apart. So she’s shocked when Elliot arrives at her family’s inn, needing a place to stay and asking questions that dredge up the past. Megan will rent him a cottage, but that’s where it ends—no matter how gorgeous Elliot has become. Coming back home to Haven Point was the last thing bestselling writer Elliot Bailey thought he’d ever do. But the book he’s writing now is his most personal one yet and it’s drawn him back to the woman he can’t get out of his mind. Seeing Megan again is harder than he expected and it brings up feelings he’d thought were long buried. Could this be his chance to win over his first love? Don't miss Thayne's next release, The Path to Sunshine Cove: three love stories in one with the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky and Susan Wiggs!
From the New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne comes a brand-new novel for fans of Debbie Macomber and Susan Wiggs. RaeAnne Thayne tells the story of an emotional homecoming that brings hope and healing to three generations of women. The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn’t so dreamy these days. The 16-hour work days are unfulfilling and so are things with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when she hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured, Liv has no choice but to pack up her life and head home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast. It’s just for a few months—that’s what Liv keeps telling herself. But the closer she gets to Cape Sanctuary, the painful memories start flooding back: Natalie, her vibrant, passionate older sister who downward-spiraled into addiction. The fights with her mother who enabled her sister at every turn. The overdose that took Natalie, leaving her now-teenaged daughter, Caitlin, an orphan. As Liv tries to balance her own needs with those of her injured mother and an obstinate, resentful fifteen-year-old, it becomes clear that all three Harper women have been keeping heartbreaking secrets from one another. And as those secrets are revealed, Liv, Juliet, and Caitlin will see that it’s never too late—or too early—to heal family wounds and find forgiveness. Don't miss Thayne's next release, The Path to Sunshine Cove: three love stories in one with the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky and Susan Wiggs!
A single mom on the run and an injured FBI agent find their greatest danger is with each other in this story of secret identity, originally titled Nowhere to Hide and published in 2003! As an on-the-run single mother out to protect her little girls, Lisa Connors needs two things: money, and to keep her identity secret. But it is just her luck that the possibility of the former threatens the latter: as the caretaker of the hunk-next-door with two broken legs, her ability to keep her distance is shaky. When she found out said hunk’s profession—FBI agent—it was downright demolished.... Gage McKinnon spent most of his life trying to keep away from all things familial, so the last thing he needs is to have two adorable little girls take root next door. But it’s their mother who poses his greatest threat. For with Lisa he felt that door in his heart—the one that slammed shut twenty-five years ago—start to open, just a crack.
She went to bed a single mom of triplets… And woke up married! Blame it on the spiked punch, or on the legend of Wedlock Creek Chapel. But Norah Ingalls is now Detective Reed Barelli’s wife. The lawman certainly didn’t intend to marry the gorgeous mom of three infant babies; an instant family wasn’t in his plans. Yet just walking away was unimaginable. In this brand-new Wyoming Multiples romance, marriage is just the beginning…
“If we’re not married by thirty, we’ll marry each other.” Allegra Clark doesn’t expect to be a runaway bride…till she’s about to say, “I do.” Then the commitmentphobe bolts—straight into the adjacent thirtieth birthday party of the man she’d once vowed to wed. Billionaire hotelier Zander Wilde can hardly believe his eyes. The woman he never forgot, more beautiful than ever, in a gown and veil. And she’s just days away from her thirtieth birthday.
With 17 miles of beaches on Long Island Sound and a picturesque town center, Milford has always been the natural place to escape the heat of large cities and enjoy cool summer breezes, historic sites, boating, bathing, fishing, and adventure. Within Milford, postcards reveal various attractions, including Charles Island (where Captain Kidd reportedly hid his treasure) and the Oak Grove dance casino at Myrtle Beach. Real-photo postcards capture historic events, such as the 1915 town hall fire and the celebration of the 275th anniversary of Milford's 1639 birth. This volume lets readers step back in time and see Milford during a golden age.
Blackberry Summer\Woodrose Mountain\Sweet Laurel Falls\Currant Creek Valley
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: HQN Books
Four stories of small-town happily-ever-afters and sweet second chances from New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne! Blackberry Summer The last thing Claire Bradford has time for is romance—in fact, the single mother has her hands full, what with two kids, a thriving business, an unreliable ex-husband and an accident that has repercussions for the whole town. But when her friend’s sexy brother, Riley McKnight, is suddenly looking at her in a new light, Claire realizes that her life needs to change—and that the handsome younger police officer may be just the ticket! Woodrose Mountain Occupational therapist Evie Blanchard is recovering from an emotional year—and she’s vowed not to work again. But self-made millionaire and single dad Brodie Thorne has vowed to do whatever it takes to help his daughter, Taryn, recover from the accident that left Hope’s Crossing in crisis. And 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 could never have imagined. Sweet Laurel Falls Maura McKnight-Parker finds she cannot escape the past. Still reeling from one loss, she is stunned at the reappearance of her older daughter, Sage—and Jackson Lange, her first love. Jackson never knew she was pregnant when he fled Hope’s Crossing all those years ago—but he never forgot Maura. This fragile family has secrets aplenty, but Maura and Jackson—and Sage—have to face up to them to find the bright future that awaits them. Currant Creek Valley Workaholic chef Alexandra McKnight doesn’t need a serious relationship, she’s just been offered her dream job at an exclusive new restaurant being built in town. The construction foreman building the new kitchen, Sam Delgado, seems perfect for a fling, but the single dad wants more than she can give. Now it’s up to him to help Alex see that, no matter what happened in her past, they can build a bright future together
In the town of Silver Bells, there’s always a feeling of Christmas in the air… Let love—and RaeAnne Thayne—melt your heart this holiday season! This New Year will bring widowed nurse Abigail Powell a fresh start in a different city. Excited about the chance to create an unforgettable Christmas for her young son in picturesque Silver Bells, Colorado, Abby has been hired to take care of her dear friend’s recuperating grandmother. But sprightly senior Winnie insists she doesn’t need looking after. What she does need is help decorating her historic mansion, Holiday House, for a seasonal town fundraiser. Abby warms to the festive task, but she’ll have to contend with her own personal Grinch: Winnie’s prickly grandson, Ethan Lancaster. Ethan Lancaster is good at a lot of things. Relationships surely aren’t one of them. His ex-fiancée convinced Ethan he was incapable of love, and he believes her…up until the moment he impulsively kisses Abby. What is it about this vibrant woman and her sweet son that knocks his world off-kilter? He knows they’re leaving town after Christmas. He just didn’t expect they’d be taking a little of his heart with them. But as he and Abby work together on the magical Holiday House through the record cold weather, visions of a different future dance in his head…one filled with warmth, love and a new beginning for them both. Don't miss Thayne's next release, The Path to Sunshine Cove: three love stories in one with the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky and Susan Wiggs!
With the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky and Susan Wiggs, RaeAnne Thayne brings readers an uplifting, brand new story told with her trademark charm and heart. She knows what’s best for everyone but herself… With a past like hers, Jessica Clayton feels safer in a life spent on the road. She’s made a career out of helping others downsize—because she’s learned the hard way that the less “stuff,” the better, a policy she applies equally to her relationships. But a new client is taking Jess back to Cape Sanctuary, a town she once called home…and that her little sister, Rachel, still does. The years apart haven’t made a dent in the guilt Jess still carries after a handgun took the lives of both their parents and changed everything between them. While Jess couldn’t wait to put the miles between her and Cape Sanctuary, Rachel put down roots, content for the world—and her sister—to think she has a picture-perfect life. But with the demands of her youngest child’s disability, Rachel’s marriage has begun to fray at the seams. She needs her sister now more than ever, yet she’s learned from painful experience that Jessica doesn’t do family, and she shouldn’t count on her now. Against her judgment, Jess finds herself becoming attached—to her sister and her family, even to her client’s interfering son, Nate—and it’s time to put everything on the line. Does she continue running from her painful past, or stay put and make room for the love and joy that come along with it?
A lakeside summer, a new beginning… Samantha Fremont has been struggling with the weight of her mother’s expectations for years. But now that her mother has passed away, it’s time for Sam to be bold and finally establish the fashion design business she’s always dreamed of. And the perfect opportunity has fallen into her lap. Her friend’s getting married and has asked Sam to create her wedding dress…if only she can avoid the bride’s infuriating brother, who’s temporarily the boy next door. Ian Summerhill knows a sabbatical in Haven Point is exactly what he and his children need to recover from their mother’s death. His romantic relationship with his ex-wife may have ended years ago, but caring for her throughout her illness broke his heart. All he wants is to watch his little sister walk down the aisle and to see his kids smile again. And somehow his lovely new neighbor is instrumental in both. But as their uneasy truce blossoms into a genuine friendship and more, Ian has obligations in England he can’t ignore—and a secret that threatens the fragile trust he and Sam have built. Don't miss Thayne's next release, The Path to Sunshine Cove: three love stories in one with the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky and Susan Wiggs!
A second chance at finding home A Cold Creek Homecoming by New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne When Quinn Southerland discovers his foster mom’s hospice nurse is Tess Claybourne, he’s surprised—and not in a good way! He still hasn’t forgiven the former high school queen bee for how she treated him. But recently widowed Tess has learned a lot about life—and herself. And Quinn starts to wonder if he could be wrong about her. Is there room in his damaged heart for forgiveness…or love? FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Coming Home to Crimson by Michelle Major Escaping from a cheating fiancé in a “borrowed” car, Sienna Pierce can’t think of anywhere to go but Crimson, the hometown she swore she’d never go back to. And Crimson sheriff Cole Bennett has a lot at stake in keeping the town on an even keel. On the surface, they have nothing in common. But there's nothing superficial about their feelings for each other!
Richly illustrated, Connecticut Whistle Stops: Greenwich to New Haven tells the fascinating history of a rail line and the communities it serves. The motto of the state of Connecticut is Qui Transtulit Sustenet, which translates loosely from the Latin as "He who commutes thrives." The state was founded by commuters of a sort: itinerant preachers looking for congregations. Much later, when the railroads finally came along, the state bloomed. Today, Connecticut's rail line from Greenwich to New Haven is a thriving transportation network for Manhattan-bound commuters. Each workday, roughly 85,000 commuters ride the New Haven Line into Grand Central Terminal in New York. Profiled in Connecticut Whistle Stops are ten rail communities along the coast. Full of eye-catching photographs, the chapters highlight the impact that the rail line has had on Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, South Norwalk, Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, and New Haven. The history offers all the elements of an award-winning movie: laborers building the railroad, America's best-known tycoons financing a rail monopoly and then running it into the ground, bankruptcy, and rebirth.
Ex-lovers are reunited by a terrible tragedy and must face their broken hearts head on in this classic tale originally published as Freefall in 2003 by New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne Ten years ago, Sophie Beaumont had watched as her twin sister, Shelly, had chosen to marry a Canfield man, bear his children and be mistress of his manor. But now Shelly is dead—killed along with her husband, Peter, in a mysterious accident—and it’s Sophie who is left to raise those children, live at the Monterey mansion—and marry a Canfield man. Only this time the man is Thomas, Peter’s older brother. Because Peter is dead. Or is he? No body had ever been found. And Sophie and Thomas have unfinished business—a love affair, barely begun, cut off abruptly all those years ago. One that this time Thomas is determined to see bloom.… FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Still the One She left him at the altar but an unexpected reunion might be just the thing to set them on the path to forever! Only a distress call could summon Lainey Morgan back to the small hometown she had run from, leaving the man she adored standing at the altar. Nothing in the ten years since had erased the pain of losing the baby Ethan Daniels had been marrying her for. Still, he always had been the best veterinarian around—and the stray dog that had attached himself to her needed attention. Almost as badly as she did. The years had only made Ethan want Lainey more. Both of them had done some growing up. Maybe this time, forever could be within their grasp… Originally published in 2013
BESTSELLING AUTHOR COLLECTION Reader-favorite romances in collectible volumes from our bestselling authors. LEARNING TO LOVE AGAIN Wade Dalton is having a bad day. His five-year-old has accidentally set the kitchen on fire. His daughter is surly, as usual. The baby hasn’t been fed yet. And his mother—aka “the childminder”—has eloped with a scam artist. Could it get any worse? Turns out it can, when the annoyingly beautiful daughter of said scam artist shows up at the door, batting her doe eyes at Wade and offering to be his temporary nanny until the newlyweds return. Can he trust her to be under his roof? Can he trust himself with her under his roof? FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! The Farmer Next Door by USA TODAY bestselling author Patricia Davids Widow Faith Martin settles in Hope Springs planning to turn a run-down farmstead into a home for her recently orphaned nephew. Her neighbor, Adrian Lapp, is drawn to the courageous woman, but has vowed to never marry again. Can these broken hearts be brought together for a second chance at love?
Three women—two sisters and their aunt—and the cliff house on the northern California coast that served as a beacon to them all… After the death of their mother, sisters Daisy and Beatriz Davenport found a home with their aunt Stella in the beautiful and welcoming town of Cape Sanctuary. They never knew all the dreams that Stella sacrificed to ensure they had everything they’d ever need. Now, with Daisy and Bea grown, it’s time for Stella to reveal the secret she’s been keeping from them—a secret that will change their family forever. Bea thought she’d sown all her wild oats when she got pregnant far too young. The marriage that followed was rocky and not destined to last, but it gave Bea her wonderful, mature, now eleven-year-old daughter, Marisol. But just as she’s beginning to pursue a new love with an old friend, Bea’s ex-husband resurfaces and turns their lives completely upside down. Then there’s Daisy—sensible, rational, financially prudent Daisy. She’s never taken a risk in her life—until she meets a man who makes her question everything she thought she knew about life, love and the power of taking chances. In this heartwarming story, Stella, Bea and Daisy will discover that the path to true happiness is filled with twists and turns, but love always leads them back home. Don't miss Thayne's next release, The Path to Sunshine Cove: three love stories in one with the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky and Susan Wiggs!
BESTSELLING AUTHOR COLLECTION Reader-favorite romances in collectible volumes from our bestselling authors. MERGER OR A MARRIAGE To snag a coveted promotion, financial whiz Anna Wilder has to close one last important deal: the takeover of her hometown hospital, Walnut River General. Black sheep Anna never felt like she fit in to the respected Wilder clan, and now her job is making the proposed merger personal—especially after she meets her opponent in the boardroom! Richard Green is the savvy attorney—and ex-love—determined to foil her plans. After one unbelievable kiss years ago, Anna ran far away from her home, her insecurities and the man who made her pulse quicken. But perhaps her return is a second chance in disguise. Can Richard convince Anna that this merger is bad business…and take over her heart instead? FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! A Matter of the Heart by USA TODAY bestselling author Patricia Davids Operating on a sick little boy is Dr. Nora Blake’s responsibility. Answering Robert Dale’s questions about the surgery is not. Granted, the handsome reporter truly seems to care, and there is one question she just might answer with a joyful yes… Previously published.
THE ROAD TO ROMANCE Ex-con Hunter Bradshaw is the last person Kate Spencer thought she would go on a road trip with. Yet, for all their obvious differences, Kate and Hunter have one big thing in common: both of them have holes in their pasts they were sure could never be fixed. So when Kate announces her plan to try to find the woman who robbed her of a childhood, Hunter offers to go along for the ride—for protection, of course. Kate has watched her best friend’s older brother for years, and she knows he could never possibly want her that way. Yet, while on their journey, Hunter can’t help but fall for Kate. As their trip reaches an end Kate will have to face a choice—let go of the past, or lose the only man she’s ever loved. BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! His Bundle of Love by USA TODAY bestselling author Patricia Davids Desperation drove Caitlin Williams to name firefighter Mick O’Callaghan the father of her baby. She never dreamed that he would take his role seriously enough to marry her. Will a medical emergency pave the way toward a forever family and even love? Previously published.