Widowed racehorse breeder Brent Preston greets every morning with the painful memory of his wife...and the burden of knowing that somehow he's responsible for the encroaching ruin of Quest Stables. But then Brent stumbles across a clue-one that could solve the mystery surrounding his family's Thoroughbred champion once and for all...
Brent follows the trail to England, hoping that Lady Devon Hunter can help him infiltrate her brother's secrets. But after one glance at the lovely English schoolteacher, Brent finds himself feeling emotions long since buried. He's torn between pursuing the gracefully elusive Devon and hunting down the person responsible for ruining his family...unaware that both paths will lead him straight into the arms of danger!
Upstairs at Miss Hattie's
"We can never escape our yesterdays. They make us who we are today."
Young Bram and Sarah Clyburn are about to end their marriage and go their separate ways--a big mistake in the minds of Bram's grandparents, Evvie and Edgar, the same mistake they almost made many years ago.
Evvie's family had come to Texas from the dust bowl of Oklahoma in the waning years of the Depression, looking for opportunity but finding only hardship. Desperate times sometimes require desperate measures, and Evvie took them--measures that shamed her and threatened Edgar's love. But during the war years of sacrifice and separation they learned that their love could surmount anything--even Evvie's shameful past.
After sixty-five years, they share their shocking story for the first time. Will it be enough to save Bram and Sarah's marriage?
As Big as Texas
Nobody said it would be easy
But Kayla Price hadn't expected it would be this hard to begin a new life with her daughter in the Texas Hill Country town of Homestead. She's excited to join the innovative Home Free program, take ownership of a parcel of land and start a vineyard--doing everything she can to revitalize the dying town.
And "everything she can" includes helping her neighbor, cowboy Ethan Ritter, set up a riding program for challenged kids.
Turns out hard labor isn't enough to make Kayla's venture a success, and she and Ethan must find out who wants her gone and why they're desperate enough to resort to sabotage.
Home to Loveless County.
Because Texas is where the heart is.
Family at Last
Coming to America...
Sixteen years ago Nina Lockhart left Moscow to escape her past. Now she's helping a small Russian boy fit into his new life with his adoptive father, Jarrod Morrison, here in the States. But part of helping seven-year-old Sasha means returning to her former country.
Every instinct tells Nina to refuse.
But she can't. For the sake of the man who wants to be a good father--and the little boy who needs her so desperately--Nina Lockhart is about to step back in time to when she was Nina Kamarov. And that will force her to face her family and uncover the truth.
A Mother's Vow
There's corruption in the Houston Police Department. And because Catherine Tanner is the Chief of Police, it's her problem. Did her husband, a man of color, die of natural causes, or was he murdered? Why has her daughter chosen to become a nun? And what about the missing uranium? Has it fallen into the hands of terrorists? Catherine has to go outside her department to find the answers. Unfortuantely the only one she can trust is the cop she fired from the force last year.
The Toy Box
Secrets...and a second chance.
The smuggling of drugs and weapons...and a murder. Everything points to a mole in the Tombstone customs office. But when Agent Gage Engler goes undercover to investigate, he's shocked to find that Jill Manning, the new customs station chief, tops the list of suspects.
No one knows that he and Jill were once married, that Jill is the woman he still loves. Or that she holds him responsible for the death of their infant son. The last thing Gage wants is to cause Jill more pain. But his gut says she's a target... not a traitor.
A target he's determined to protect.
The Woman in the News
She's aiming for a promotion…
and scores love instead. Marlee Reid is up against some tough competition for her dream job of sports anchor on KNCS-TV in Coyote Springs, Texas. That news director Renn Davis has been critical of her work ever since he arrived six months earlier doesn't help. So Marlee is amazed when Renn wants to help her win the job, even after the chaos she causes barging into the men's locker room for an interview with a nothing-to-hide basketball star. Renn can't reprimand her-he can't even keep a straight face. Besides, the ratings soar. The fiasco is a turning point for Renn and Marlee. They're a team now, in more ways than one.
But just how final is that score?
When it looks as if Marlee might not get the anchor position after all, she wonders if Renn has been stringing her along- about her dream job…and her dreams about the two of them.
Leanna Cargill is from up north - a damnyankee, as Southern folk say. But she's a steel magnolia if there ever was one- and she is determined to succeed at her new investigative job down south. All the more since a nasty divorce left her responsible for her little girl.
Jackson Fontaine maybe a Southern gentleman, but he is also a wheeler-dealer businessman and as strong willed as they come. He is not about to let his sugar plantation and refinery go under - he has a little girl to care for, too - because of any operational irregularities that Leanna Cargill may find.
Despite that, they like each other a lot. And when circumstances force Leanna to live at Bellefountaine, they both see how easily the four of them - Leanna and Jackson and their two girls - could make the arrangemnt a permanent one...
The First Daughter
The First daughter just might have a second chance.
Nineteen years ago, when she thought she knew everything, Kerry First ditched Craig Robeson at their high school prom and ran off with the class bad boy. It was a mistake--one of many she would make.
Now Craig is back in her life, successful, strikingly handsome, generous and caring. And despite everything, he's thrilled to see Kerry again.
They've both grown up in nineteen years--though they had to do it the hard way--and they're ready for a deep connection.
Except that Kerry's unresolved problems with her family, so uncomfortably close to Craig's own, almost send HIM running this time--no matter how much he wants to be with her, no matter how much she begs him to stay...
Her Brother's Keeper
Family means everything.
A deeply touching story about all the ways family gives meaning to life. And love...
Family means everything.
So when Krisanne Blessing gets a phone call for her brother's best friend asking her to come home, she doesn't hesitate. Even though the request comes from the man who'd betrayed her seven years before.
Drew Hadley had been her college lover until he suddenly married another woman. Now Drew is the lawyer for Blessing Pharmaceuticals--the family business in Coyote Springs, Texas.