Without A Hitch: (Almost) Perfect Weddings
Everyone wants a perfect wedding. Grace Madison’s own wedding was plagued with disasters, which is why she developed her business as Vancouver’s go-to wedding planner. But wanting things to go WITHOUT A HITCH, and pulling it off are two separate things, especially with a kookie mother, brothers whose intentions are the best even when their carry through falls short, and a drop dead handsome lawyer whose boredom meter runs way too high. Laugh, sympathize and celebrate the hilarious mix ups in this short romantic comedy.
Beneath tropical skies no one can hide from danger—or from love. Billy won a trip to Hawaii. She's taking her mother-in-law, Amanda, because they both are sorely in need of some sunshine in their lives. But a mix-up in accommodation forces them into close quarters with a group of vagabonds. Billy meets Cosmo, a detective disguised as a hobo. Danger and death are all around him. Billy is everything he's dreamed of, but he can't be honest with her. Circumstances are drawing them together and also forcing them apart. Hot tropical nights, passion, mystery—and murder.
Love Of A Rodeo Man
Sara Wingate has just graduated as a vet, and she's landed a job in the small town of Plains, Montana, where her family live. She's come home at last, and she's landed a job at the local vet clinic. Mitch Carter has given up his life as a top notch rodeo cowboy, and he's also come home to be his father's right hand man on the Carter Ranch. But his heart's still back at the rodeo. Mitch and Sara meet in a pen full of pigs, not exactly the most romantic of meetings. But Mitch knows she's the one for him. Problem is, can he compete with the demands of her career? Sara loves the rodeo cowboy--but will he be content away from the broncos and bulls? IF YOU LOVE RODEO, AND WESTERN ROMANCE this is the book for you!
Once Upon a Christmas
Historical Christmas Romance Three Book Bundle. SNOW KISSED CHRISTMAS--It's 1903 in a western coal mining town, it's Christmas Eve and Anna is heavily pregnant. She and William have two young children, Sophie, 7, and Thomas, 5. The coal mine where William works isn't operating full time, and although they've made toys for Sophie and Thomas, Anna is frightened and sad, worried for her beloved family. It's snowing hard, and the world feels bleak and joyless. IT WOULD TAKE A MIRACLE TO MAKE THIS STORMY CHRISTMAS MERRY--BUT SOMETIMES MIRACLES COME IN THE MOST REMARKABLE FASHION. LANTERN IN THE WINDOW--On the Canadian prairies in 1886, having a mail order romance wasn’t unusual. Noah Ferguson desperately needs help on his farm. Annie Tompkins knows she can't go on working in Lazenby’s cotton mill. Her little sister Betsy will die if they stay there. So she’s been a little less than honest in her letters to Noah, is that really so terrible? It's unforgivable, Noah fumes. He wanted an older widow, and Annie is a young virgin. But even that isn't the full extent of her lies. Problem is, Noah hasn’t exactly been straight with Annie, either, and his secret has the power to break Annie’s heart. Can time and even a special Christmas gift make their marriage work? CAROL'S CHRISTMAS It's 1914, and the war seems far away from a tiny coal mining town in the Canadian Rockies. Carol is a young wife, her husband, Bernie a miner. With two gorgeous babies and a husband she loves, Carol wonders how she can feel trapped and lonely. Carol's neighbors belongs to a different world, a world of danger, rebellion and excitement, but when Carol invites them to Christmas Eve supper, she learns that the lives that others live might not be what she yearns for.
Isn’t She Lovely
JAKE MORENO COMES WITH ATTACHMENTS. A new baby, an ex-wife, an ex-con father--Romance? Absolutely Impossible! Jake bargained for his baby with his grasping, unstable ex-wife. But what does a guy do when his adorable daughter cries day and night? Bella Donovan escaped a family where freedom for women was frowned upon, and babies were a yearly event. She knows how to treat colic, but she's not interested in marriage or motherhood. She has a restaurant to run, cookbooks to write. That doesn't stop her from lusting after Jake. She's just not interested in a forever clause. Jake hasn't told Bella he has an ex-con for a father. The last thing he wants is his crooked father around. Ace is absolutely untrustworthy. But he's also charming. How can you turn your back on your father, however little you trust him? Bella wants a life totally opposite to her mother's. She absolutely doesn't want or need any advice from her family. But her mother needs Bella, and how can you turn your mother away? Complications don't rule out a love affair. Suddenly neither Bella or Jake are certain about anything--apart from the love they share for beautiful little Annie.
CHRISTMAS, 1914, AND THE WAR SEEMS FAR AWAY FROM A TINY COAL MINING TOWN IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. Carol is a young wife, her husband, Bernie a miner. With two gorgeous babies and a husband she loves, how can she feel trapped and lonely? CAROL'S LOVELY NEIGHBOR JULIA BELONGS TO A DIFFERENT WORLD--A WORLD OF DANGER, REBELLION AND EXCITEMENT. Carol invites Julia and her husband to Christmas Eve supper, and learns that the lives that others live might not be what she yearns for. A CHRISTMAS STORY OF LONG AGO--BUT EMOTIONS ARE TIMELESS. What changes can a far away war bring to a tiny coal mining town, and the woman who's struggling to know herself?
Menu for a Wedding
A Romantic Comedy--With Food And Family And Hats and Weddings. IS FAMILY A BLESSING--OR A CURSE? Frankie Granatelli's Italian relatives are driving her nuts.At twenty-six, Frankie is considered the spinster of the family, and she's fine with just making the hats for all the weddings. As for romance-her huge extended family are one big gossip circle, and she can't stand having her love life discussed and dissected. Her career comes first. Who has time for the whole lasagna? Mother, wife, career woman--she has it on good authority that it's just not workable. Wedding caterer Eric Thorpe wants to change her mind, but he doesn't understand the Granatelli grapevine, or just how difficult it is to plan a menu for a wedding. He needs help--and he finds it in the most unlikely place. Weddings, huge Italian families, food and romance--it's a recipe for laughter and for love.
His Guardian Angel
A Montana Historical Romance. Ever thought that advice directly from an angel might solve all your problems? In the little town of Demersville, Montana, in 1889, Doctor Joseph Gillespie has the best surgical assistant anyone could hope for--his own personal angel, Nathaniel. Even without Nathaniel’s help, Joseph is a talented doctor, but when it comes to matters of the heart, he’s beyond hopeless. Intrepid business-woman Emma Walsh doesn’t know beans about angels, but she understands men and romance. She feels there’s hope for the awkward, impossibly shy young doc, if she can only get him to notice her. But when she does manage to focus his attention, Joseph also notices Emma’s easy-going manner with other men. And how can he trust romantic advice from an angel?
KNIGHTS OF THE NORTH
Constable Christine Johnstone joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police looking for travel, adventure and promotion. But working undercover has put her life in danger, and the best way to protect her is to hide her in plain sight--as a working constable in Dawson City, Yukon. Corporal Michael Quinn doesn't consider himself a chauvanist, but he needs a tough young policeman to help him uphold law and order in what is still in many ways a frontier town. He can't believe they've sent him a female constable. Quinn is a renegade cop, a still young, old fashioned, disillusioned Mountie whose career is at a standstill. He's the law in Dawson, and he'll be there upholding it until he retires. He knows his town and all the people in it, and he has no illusions about love, marriage and happily ever after--or about the ability of his new constable to subdue drunken miners. But Chris knows that brains can outdo brawn. What she doesn't know is how to deal with the sizzling attraction between her and Quinn. How can they resist passion when winter is one long, dark, cold night? Fans of Tiffanie Helmer's MOOSED UP will love Knights Of The North, a Yukon Adventure.
What's not to love about Hawaii? Charlie Cossini doesn't have time for the ocean, the beach, the stores or the laid back way of island life. She and her two-woman crew were hired to renovate an old resort, and Charlie is all about getting the job done. Ben Gilmour is a self styled remittance man, living on his family's money. Ben spends his days surfing, romancing pretty women, and generally enjoying life to capacity--until his brother puts him in charge of the renovation of Reveille Reef. Charlie and Ben are worlds apart in every way possible--except when it comes to attraction. Can two people so very different fall in love? Enjoy finding the answer in ISLAND SUNRISE!
An acquaintance had this impossible little kid. He fascinated me, because he wasn’t intimidated or afraid of anything. At the time, I was both—I was being stalked by a former—well, never mind. It was a long time ago. But the combination of the kid and my own frame of mind stuck with me, and finally I combined them in a book that still makes me laugh and want to cry when I re-read it. I hope it does both for you, too.
My sister Karen called me one day. “You won’t believe what our cousin did,” she said. “He held up a train with a rifle because it was killing his cattle. He was on Canada’s most wanted list for a couple days, and then he was picked up. But the judge gave him a suspended sentence and assigned him a parole officer. Guess what? He married her!” Whenever readers ask how I get my ideas, I say, from my sister.
Follow A Wild Heart
I had a dear friend who was having serious marital problems. To stop her from obsessing about her husband, I asked her one day about life before she was married. “Oh,” she said, “I lived in the remote B.C. woods. I was the first female log scaler in the province, and one day the loggers brought me a newborn moose. I raised him.” A baby moose? Who could resist? And that was how Mortimer the moose became a major character in Follow A Wild Heart.
Almost An Angel
At one point, I had myself regressed to a past life in order to research a book. (Yes, writers will go to any lengths.) Afterwards, I wondered what would happen if regression to a future life occurred. Or what might happen if someone from the future ended up in our here and now? And that was the kernel that became one of my favorite characters, Ms. Sameh Smith. And the book grew into ALMOST AN ANGEL.
A Legal Affair
My eldest son, Dan, married a beautiful girl, Trudy, who became a lawyer. She told me amazing, outrageous stories about the people she met, the Legal Clinic’s she attended, and the street people she defended. How could I not put them in a book? Thank you, lovely daughter in law.