SNEAK PEEKS at new & recent books
Brown-Eyed Girl, from the Travis Family (Texas) Series
Rising star wedding planner Avery Crosslin is determined not to let any man distract her—especially the night of the biggest wedding she's ever planned and especially not a wealthy bachelor like Joe Travis, who could only be interested in a plus-size girl like her for one reason. But Joe has different ideas . . .
It seemed the air had turned into champagne, every breath filled with effervescent, free-floating giddiness.
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Crystal Cove, from the Friday Harbor Series
A mysterious guest is staying at Justine Hoffman's Friday Harbor bed and breakfast . . . the elusive Jason Black, a successful videogame developer who scrupulously avoids the public spotlight. Justine meets Jason for the first time when he requests a couple of vodka shots to be brought to his room . . .
The door opened. Justine had a brief, dizzying impression of midnight eyes and hard features, and a sexy disorder of short black hair.
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Dream Lake, from the Friday Harbor Series
Beautiful and shy Zoe Hoffman has hired Alex Nolan to remodel a lake house for
her, in spite of his rude behavior and his reputation as a bitter and hard-living man.
What Zoe doesn't know is that Alex is being haunted by ghost who accompanies him
everywhere. In this scene, Alex, the ghost, and Zoe are visiting the lake house, which
has been closed up for years. Zoe has just been startled by a huge spider that dropped
out of a dusty kitchen cabinet . . .
At the sound of Zoe's scream, Alex reached her in a few seconds. She had bolted
from the galley-style kitchen, her eyes huge in her ashen face. "What is it?" he demanded.
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Rainshadow Road, from the Friday Harbor series.
Lucy Marinn, a glass artist who lives on San Juan Island, has just been dumped by her boyfriend Kevin. Needing some privacy and time to think, she goes to a nearby beach and meets a dark-haired stranger . . .
In the periphery of her vision, Lucy saw a dog making his way along the edge of the water. He was followed by a dark-haired stranger, whose alert gaze was fastened on her.
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Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, the first in the Friday Harbor contemporary series
Entrusted with the guardianship of his orphaned niece Holly, Mark Nolan plans to marry his longtime girlfriend Shelby. But an unwelcome and tantalizing distraction appears in the form of Maggie Conroy, a young widow who has recently opened a toy shop at Friday Harbor. Mark is a cynic and a realist, but Maggie is a dreamer who hopes to make him believe in magic . . .
Read an excerpt of Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor,
the basis for Hallmark Hall of Fame's Christmas With Holly (Dec 9, 2012 on ABC)
Love In The
Afternoon, a New York Times Bestseller and the fifth and final book in the Hathaways series
Captain Christopher Phelan has been
corresponding with the beautiful golden-haired Prudence Mercer while he was
away fighting in the Crimean War. What he doesn't know is that the
woman who wrote to him is actually Prudence's best friend, Beatrix Hathaway.
Upon his return, it becomes clear that Christopher's experiences in war have changed
him. In this scene, Beatrix and Christopher argue over the dog he brought back
with him, a regimental mascot named Albert . . .
Read an excerpt from Love In The Afternoon