New Releases by Sweet Romance Reads Authors










The Sleuth's Surpriser
Kimberly Rose Johnson

Mary Daley has been the sheriff of Tipton County for more than two decades, but someone wants her job. When it seems circumstances can’t get more complicated, a murder happens on her watch. Had she been the intended victim?
Deputy Chief Lyle Griffin only wants Mary to be happy, but when he asks her if she’d consider retiring, it sets off a string of events and emotions that muddy their friendship.  
Nancy Daley-Malone can’t believe anyone would run for sheriff against her mom. She is on board to help run the best campaign Tipton County has ever seen until the sheriff’s opponent is murdered and Nancy’s husband joins the race. On top of that, it appears someone is out to kill her mother as well.
Can Nancy, along with the sheriff’s department, find the murderer before it’s too late? Will Lyle and Mary be able to admit their feelings for one another or will the status quo remain?




Smoothing a Rocky Road
Fran McNabb

Math teacher Melissa Tanner is managing her dad's beachfront, ice cream stand for the summer. The tourist area is near a military base, and she knows the risk of dating servicemen. But when she meets Captain Ty Waltman, she re-evaluates her prejudice against men on temporary duty. Bachelor pilot Ty loves his globe-trotting career but meeting down-to-earth Melissa makes him reconsider his future. Yet, can he give up a life of travel and tie himself to one base and the Hurricane Hunters in order to be closer to Melissa?

Purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G8CBY5W/



Here For You
Pat Simmons

Caregivers sometimes need a little TLC too.

Rachel Knicely's life has been on hold for six months while she takes care of her great aunt, who has Alzheimer's. Putting her aunt first was an easy decision—accepting that Aunt Tweet is nearing the end of her battle is far more difficult.

Nicholas Adams's ministry is bringing comfort to those who are sick and homebound. He responds to a request for help for an ailing woman but when he meets the Knicelys, he realizes Rachel is the one who needs support the most. Nicholas is charmed by and attracted to Rachel, but then devastating news brings both a crisis of faith and roadblocks to their budding relationship that neither could have anticipated.

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Fatal Winter
Lyn Cote

In a small town where murder never happens, the unthinkable does happen. And two people with a tragic history must work together to protect their families before another life ends.

Bookstore owner, Sylvie Patterson and Detective Ridge Matthews share hidden pain over the long-ago tragedy that marked them both. Because of the past, she knows she has no future with him. Sylvie’s cousin Ginger returns home to write her Ph.D. dissertation and says these cryptic words before hanging up: Sylvie, I am going to wow you with a big surprise tomorrow! Finding Ginger lying dead at the foot of the stairs is not any surprise anyone would ever want.

Ridge had come to town on a family matter. When he and Sylvie discover the body, as a state homicide detective, he’s ordered to stay and solve the murder. Murders don’t happen in small-town Winfield—and he can’t get a break on the case. When Detective Matthews fails to discover any motive or solid clues for her cousin’s murder, Sylvie refuses to believe that she might be next. What if she’s wrong…Don’t miss the exciting ending to this Northwoods murder mystery!

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Sweet Tidings
Jean C. Gordon

Amanda Strickland wants her first Christmas as mayor of Indigo Bay to be a civic success from the animal shelter fundraiser to benefit gala to the traditional tree lighting. And movie-star acquaintance Eric Slade may be just the ingredient she needs to pull it all off.

Eric wants to put the paparazzi off him and the young co-star of his last film—and protect his fragile relationship with the grown son he never spent much time with when his son was growing up. When he proposes a pretend holiday romance between him and Amanda, it seems like a win-win for them both.

But what will happen when the pretend romance turns real and snafus on both sides threaten to crush their Christmas plans and hearts?

Sweet Tidings is the first book in the new Indigo Bay Christmas Romances Series, but it and the other stories are standalone and can be read in any order.

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Target for Ransom
Laura Scott

Can he rescue the daughter he didn't know he had?

Former FBI Agent Jordan Rashid has been tasked with infiltrating a terrorist cell located in Washington, DC. But when he receives an email link with a video of a young girl being held captive by kidnappers, his mission becomes very personal—the eleven-year-old Bryn is the daughter he didn’t know he had.

Diana Phillips is horrified to discover her daughter has been kidnapped and is frantic to find her. And she doesn’t understand why she is being directed to her former fiancé Jordan Rashid for help. Clearly her witness protection cover has been blown, and worse, her cousin Tariq is likely the mastermind behind Bryn’s kidnapping. In the midst of a serious terrorist threat, Diana and Jordan must find a way to put their rocky past aside and work together to rescue Bryn. Can they save hundreds of innocent lives in time to become a family, once again?

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The Hand-Me-Down Husband
Vickie McDonough

Ellen aims to take her sister’s baby back to St. Louis to raise as her own. Tessa’s father isn’t about to let that happen.

Ellen Stewart despises Lance Garrett. If not for him dashing into Isabelle’s life and stealing her heart and filling her head with his dreams, her little sister would still be alive and safe at home. When Ellen receives Lance’s letter requesting help with one-year-old Tessa, she rushes to Silver Springs, intent on taking charge of her young niece. A rugged ranch in the wilds of Texas is no place for a motherless baby. 

But when she realizes how distraught Lance is over the loss of his wife and the depth of his love for his daughter, she can’t take Tessa from him—but neither can she leave. Though everything within her wants to flee back to the comfortable big city, something makes her stay. Tessa needs her father, for one—and he needs her. Ellen knows what it’s like to lose all she’d dreamed of. 

When local townsfolk make a stink about Ellen living at Lance’s ranch unchaperoned, will they be forced to marry? Ellen doesn’t want a hand-me-down husband who could never love her, but could this marriage be God’s will for them both?






A Chocolate-Box Summer Breeze
Josie Riviera

A disillusioned widow longing for a change. A hard-working truck driver looking for love. Will Emily and Joe find their happily-ever-after in a forgotten summer breeze?

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No Time for Adventure
Jean C. Gordon


The No Brides Club

When six friends make a pact not to let love get in the way of their careers, the No Brides Club is born. But could meeting the right man at the wrong time cause them to break their vows to each other.

A charter member of the No Brides Club, mental health nurse practitioner Victoria Hambersby is on the verge of completing her career dream to create a VA program that will help vets with physical and mental challenges stretch their abilities. Needless to say, Vic is completely blindsided when she is informed that she must combine her program with that of Joshua Lewis, the owner of “No Limits” extreme adventure company.

Since two of his sisters are also members of the No Brides Club, Josh is aware of the no romance before career goals motto. So while he finds Vic attractive, the focus needs to stay on finding a way to blend their proposal ideas. Which won’t be easy, as they both have baggage from the past coloring their viewpoints.

To get a better idea of what Josh’s company has to offer, Vic agrees to a weekend adventure, which despite herself, stirs her inner thrill-seeker. Surprisingly they may have more in common than they believe, but can they overcome their defensive barriers to let go of the past and reach for the future?

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Guarded by the Soldier
Laura Scott

He’ll put his life on the line… if it means protecting a little boy and his pregnant mom.

After months of searching, security expert Ryker Tillman finally finds Olivia Habush and her young son—just as they are attacked by mercenaries. Now safeguarding Olivia, her unborn child and little Aaron is the former special ops soldier’s new mission. But to save the family burrowing into his heart, Ryker must figure out why someone wants them dead…


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Holiday Hearts

Josie Riviera

🎄It’s Christmas in July!

Savor the magic of @Josie Riviera’s 3 contemporary and inspirational holiday Romances in one sweet bundle… Holiday Hearts Volume 3

Only 99¢ Boxed set included: Sweet Peppermint Kisses, A Chocolate-Box Christmas, and Holly's Gift.Purchase here: mybook.to/HolidayHeartsVolume3




Second Chance Forgiveness

Merrillee Whren

Single dad Grady Reynolds finds raising two girls a difficult task, especially when one is a troubled teenager. He takes a new job in the small town of Pinecrest, Washington, with hope of starting over after his wife’s death. But he encounters his past in the form of new coworker Maria Sanchez, his late wife’s friend.

Maria’s plate is full with her job at her friend’s charitable foundation. Working with Grady only serves to remind her of their acrimonious last words at his wife’s funeral. How can she have a good working relationship with a man who has lost his faith and isn’t ready to give or receive forgiveness?

Can Maria and Grady’s daughters help him see the need for forgiveness and love?

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Trusting His Kiss 

Jean Gordon



Included in Sweet Kisses

21 New Heartwarming Romance Books that'll make you swoon

The past is inescapable, but does it have to spoil the future? In the small town of Paradox Lake a couple must decide.


Life is complicated for nurse and widowed mother of three, Kari Hazard. Her 15-year-old son Myles is rebelling and she is not sure how to handle it. Still, Kari is not immediately thrilled with the actions Myles’s handsome new school guidance counselor is taking.

Eli Evans is a former Air Force officer and can relate to Myles’s feelings regarding his father who was killed in Afghanistan. Eli also finds Kari extremely attractive, but an issue from his past could pose a problem for any prospective relationship. However, an even larger obstacle is Kari’s residual anger and complicated emotions towards the military and her late husband.

In the small town of Paradox Lake, fate (with a little help from Eli’s mother), keeps pushing them together. Can Kari and Eli leave the past behind them and find a way forward to new love?

Sweet Kisses is a sweet contemporary romance anthology collection with twenty-one original, never-before-seen stories from bestselling and award-winning authors, the Sweet Kisses Box Set is only available for a limited time, so one-click your copy for 99¢ before it's gone. Twenty-one swoon-worthy heroes. Twenty-one chances to fall in love. Twenty-one happily-ever-afters. 100% of preorder profits donated to Pets for Vets!

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A Little Something Sweet

Laura Ashwood

A woman returning home for a new beginning; a man who returned home to focus on raising his son; the project that brings them face-to-face with their past.

Megan Turner fled Florence, Colorado with a broken heart, never intending to return. When her mother is diagnosed with cancer, Megan doesn’t hesitate to return to the town that holds so many memories. Thank goodness the man that destroyed her dreams moved to California. What she doesn’t count on is a magical coffee shop with a message of hope and a bakery that will put her faith to the test.

Jake Sullivan had it all; but in a moment of weakness, his life changed forever. Now he’s back in Florence trying to heal his pride and build a life for his young son. He loves his job restoring old buildings and he just landed a job repairing the abandoned bakery for its new owner. What he didn’t count on was seeing his first love and having to face the mistakes of his past.

Neither willing to budge, Megan and Jake devise a schedule to spend the least amount of time together possible; but fate and the Java Cupid have other plans. Can they rediscover a connection they once had? What happens as Megan falls in love with Jake’s son and dreams of a new future? When Jake’s past comes calling, will their new dream be destroyed, or will Megan and Jake cook up A Little Something Sweet?

Purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CZZTC72 





At the Rainbow's End

Susan Aylworth

Book 2 in the Rainbow Rock Romances


Alexa Babbidge is about to hit it big as a Hollywood scriptwriter — if only her car will cooperate. Stranded near Rainbow Rock, Arizona, she’s rescued by Could-Be-Mr-Right. Too bad she isn't looking for romance! But she is looking for a job, at least until she can reschedule her meeting in movieland.

Kurt McAllister is looking for a scriptwriter, not a wife. But Alexa fits easily into his video production company, and almost as easily into his life. As they work together, taping a documentary about Navajo weaving, he longs to persuade her to stay.

Gold beckons at the end of the rainbow, and Alexa, who has seen too much of poverty, can't resist its pull. Kurt longs to hold her, but at what price? As their time together draws to a close, each must decide whether it’s wealth and fame or love and family that awaits them At the Rainbow’s End.

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Direct Threat

Kimberly Rose Johnson


One little girl. 
Two bodyguards.
Only one chance to guard their hearts.

Protection Inc. co-owner, Carissa Jones, an ex-cop turned bodyguard, has one goal—keep her young client safe. When her business partner brings in a new guy to help, she discovers her heart desires more. Can she still do her job and follow her heart without compromising her client’s safety?

Marc Olsen, a former Military Police officer, struggles to find his way as a civilian. He agrees to help out an old friend for the summer. He gets more than he bargained for when he’s assigned to work with the feisty co-owner of Protection Inc.

When sparks fly faster than bullets, will the bodyguards be distracted from their task, or will they work together as an even stronger team?

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Imminent Threat

Kimberly Rose Johnson


When one bad decision changes the course of her life, Jenna must seek protection from a surprising source.

The Protection Inc. team is growing, and so is their client list. Former cop and new team member, Peter King, seeks to solve the mystery surrounding threatening notes being sent to Jenna Walsh.

Facing an uncertain future, Jenna is afraid for her life. Will the team at Protection Inc., specifically Peter, be able to stop the threats before things escalate, or will tragedy strike before Peter is willing to face his growing attraction to Jenna?

The team must divide and conquer when two big cases present themselves at the same time. Carissa Jones and Marc Olsen work to protect a young college student who is staying in the home of a federal judge. All work and no play has put a strain on their relationship. Can they find balance or will their fragile bond be extinguished?

Join the Protection Inc. team as they face one challenge after another, including challenges of the heart.

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Journey to Peace
Lyn Cote


Sweeping Historical Saga


Book 4 The American Journey series

Identical twin brothers-stained by an unjust scandal and separated by miles of wilderness. Two young beauties in jeopardy. Will they learn to trust before it’s too late?

Outcast from his home town New Orleans, Johnny McKuen has taken refuge in Mexican Texas in 1827. He’s still reeling from the aftermath of an engagement gone terribly wrong but trying to build a new life on the frontier. Out of the blue, a friend he considers nearly a brother arrives with Johnny’s neighbor, bleeding and mortally wounded. As he breathes his last, he entrusts his wife to Johnny, a man of honor.

Near to giving birth to another child, the new widow Angel slumps against the bed, her head on her husband’s hand. Her world crumbles. How is she to care for a farm and her children with the birth of a child imminent? And who shot her husband and started to scalp him like a Comanche would? Nothing makes sense.

Keeping the family plantation Beau Rivage going, Callum McKuen alone faces the rejection by New Orleans society.When will his father return from a sojourn East? When will he see his beloved brother again? Has his family abandoned him? Don’t they realize that it’s not just the scandal? Forces resentful of their anti-slavery stand are at work to destroy their livelihood.

On a rare visit to the French Quarter, Callum meets Minette, a lovely young woman who hides her beauty beneath layers of clothing and a hat and scarf. Why isn’t she displaying her beauty in order to find a husband?

Minette also lives under a cloud of unjust scandal. This makes her a target for an unscrupulous man of bad reputation who wants her as his mistress. As the only provider for her grandfather and little sister, she soldiers on even as the scoundrel becomes relentless. Who will free her from this threat?

The twins face these challenges as the gentlemen they were raised to be. Who killed Angel’s husband and why? And how can Callum protect Minette if she won’t trust him? How and when will the twins be reunited? A compelling parallel story you don’t want to miss!



1-800-Summer
Josie Riveria

The last thing she can fix is her own life. Until one man’s offer changes everything.

There’s been one constant in Belle Boots’ nomadic life. Horses. She’s lived in North Carolina for a couple years, but lately, the universe seems to be telling her it’s time to pack up her equine therapy practice and move on. Maybe Florida. Or California.

But when she’s offered a horse-friendly fixer-upper, her sense of adventure gives way to a longing for something familiar. Salt air, wheeling seagulls, summer sand between her toes. Home.

The universe chooses that moment to muddy up her plans with a man whose emerald-green eyes and rich Scottish accent do funny things to her pulse.

Andrew Branfield knows what it’s like to have important things slip through his fingers. A marriage. Money. Though Belle’s teasing voice and gray eyes stir the ashes of his loneliness, his first priority is doing whatever’s necessary to keep his daughter’s favorite equine therapist from drifting away.

He never expected, when he set out to build Belle the barn of her dreams, that he’d build something else. A home for their hearts.

Sometimes you have to leave a place to discover it’s really your home.

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Second Chance Gift

Merrillee Whren


Single mom Beth Carlson wasn’t thrilled with her new neighbor Clay Reynolds and his motorcycle. They only served to remind her of the past she wanted to forget. Her focus was on her teenage son and getting her teaching degree, so she didn’t have time for romance.

Clay wasn’t interested in putting down roots or living in a small town. He was only in Pinecrest for a few months to help out a friend, but a troubled teenage boy and his pretty mom made Clay question those choices.

But Beth can’t trust a temporary guy, and Clay can’t fall for a woman who didn’t share his faith. What will it take to bring them the gift of love?Purchase here: Amazon, B&NKoboApple







Recipes from the Heart
Josie Riviera

Are you drawn back to certain recipes because they bring up memories?

A heartwarming story is the hallmark of a romantic read, and every one of my books contains a recipe submitted by a reader, my beloved mother or grandmother, or friends in Ireland.
Now these recipes are all together in one book for easy referral.

Savor the magic of my sweet reads—from Tudor to Contemporary, Holiday to Homemade fudge.

Purchase here: mybook.to/RecipesfromtheHeart





Bitter Autumn

Lyn Cote

Vengeance can be dangerous.

Grey Lawson returns home after serving a seven-year sentence for vehicular homicide while under the influence. Trish Franklin, the first female deputy in the county, is the niece of the man Grey’s reckless action killed. Then a rash of copycat accidents in the eerie fog-shrouded evenings mimic Grey’s original crime. People wonder is Grey acting out some sick compulsion of his own. How can Trish solve this series of near-fatal accidents before someone is seriously injured or killed? And sort out her feelings for the man her father hates? 

Purchase here: https://booksbylyncote.com/SWBS/books-by-lyn/bitter-autum





Chocolate-Box Hearts
Josie Riviera

Cozy up with your favorite beverage, and lose yourself in the joyful seasons of love with my 3-book boxed set. Available for a limited time for only 99¢.

A Chocolate-Box Christmas
Love is sweeter with a touch of mischief.

A Chocolate-Box New Years
Some recipes don’t turn out quite as you predicted…

A Chocolate-Box Valentine
It’s your last love who truly matters.






Second Chance Love

Merrillee Whren
Eight years should have been long enough to overcome the hurt and humiliation of being left at the altar, but when Jillian Rodgers walks back into Sam Lawson’s life, he has to grapple with those feelings again. Worse yet, he can’t stop thinking about her.

Jillian Rodgers has returned to her hometown to help care for her mother. Facing Sam again is hard, but Jillian wonders if her return could mean a second chance for them.

In a small town their paths often cross, and despite Sam’s vow not to make the same mistake, he finds himself falling for her all over again. But Jillian hasn’t been completely honest about her life. When that comes to light, can he still forgive and forget? Can they have a second chance at love?

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Copycat Killer

Laura Scott

Murder strikes close to home--for a new K-9 unit in Brooklyn...
When a double homicide is strikingly familiar to a twenty-year-old cold case, Detective Nate Slater is rattled by the parallels. With a child as the only witness, he and his K-9 partner must protect little Lucy and her aunt, Willow Emery. Nate’s rough past means he always keeps an emotional distance…but in this case getting closer is the only way they’ll all survive.

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Missing
Margaret Daley

Everyday Heroes, Book 6

Kidnapping. Evil. Redemption.

When two young girls go missing, Dr. Emma Reichs, a child psychologist who worked with the two teens, turns to Brody Taylor, an ex-Green Beret, who founded the Pals Center, a safe haven for kids, to help her find the girls. Brody along with his retired military canine, Charlie, is determined to find the people behind the kidnapping of young people in his community.

In the midst of the search for Piper and Maria, more children are taken. Brody and Emma realize they’re fighting against a ticking bomb to find the teens before they disappear for good. Their partnership brings them closer and awakens feelings for each other, but can they stay alive long enough to end the nightmare for the kids and still have a future together?


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Winter Skye

Susan Aylworth 



Book 4 in the Seasons of Destiny series 


Birthed in a drug cult has set Skye up for a lifetime of destructive behavior. Now in recovery, she works hard for the life she wants as an accomplished artist. That means never dating the men she meets at AA meetings. Then Pete walks in. Tall, dark, unequivocally appealing, he rings her every bell. Even her aunt finds him “as handsome and charming as the devil himself.” When Skye learns that Pete is also an artist, a sculptor in glass, how can she resist?

Peter Koury has sworn never again to date a recovering addict, but he can’t stay away from Skye. He could, perhaps, resist her striking appearance and girlish charm, but how can he avoid her when she literally falls into his arms? When he realizes she is the artist whose work he’s been admiring, he gives up even trying to withstand her magnetic appeal.

Two people with amazing talent, both poised on the edge of disaster, have so much going for them…and deep negative histories opposing. Each day is a battle as they fight for continued sobriety and for recognition in the art world. Can they make room for love to flourish? And can they trust it to last?



Precarious Summer

Lyn Cote



Book 1 “Northern Shore Intrigue” series 



Beautiful shore, dangerous season

Summer tourists flock to the shore of Lake Superior—beautiful clean blue water, historic lighthouses, and thick pine forest. Audra Blair, a young single mom, is no longer going to work for someone else during the brief summer tourist trade. She has bought an old Victorian near the lakeshore and has opened “Audra’s Place,” a coffee shop-bakery in the mornings, and in the evenings, a carry-out pizza shop. Her future and her little girl’s hinges on its success. She is the sole support of her child, not wanting to have contact with the man who abandoned her when she told him she was expecting six years ago.

Someone in town is dangerously unhappy and begins setting booby traps that explode into flames. The tourist season is the life-blood of little Winfield—nothing must make tourists stay away. Carter grew up here and his wild youth follows him-in spite of his spotless record in law enforcement in another department in the state. Many, especially Audra’s uncle, question whether he has reformed. More booby-trap fires push Carter to question whether he is really sheriff material. And as he’s drawn to Audra, her uncle does whatever he can to undermine Carter. Can Audra and Carter break free of the past and have a future together? And will Carter crack the case before someone is severely injured or dies?

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A Doctor's Reunion
Laura Scott

Nine years had passed since Flight Nurse Kristin Page had been humiliated in front of her teenage crush, and she thought she’d successfully put the past behind her. Until she comes face to face with Dr. Holt Baxter. She’s horrified her old attraction hasn’t faded but knows it’s best to keep him at a professional distance. As much as she wants to despise him, she finds Holt to be a great, down to earth physician, willing and eager to learn.

Holt Baxter knew his younger sister was out of line that day nine years ago, and has to live with the fact he didn’t come to Kristin’s defense. He longs for a second chance to make things right, but Kristin isn’t interested in a relationship. Or is she? As they work together saving lives, Holt hopes they may also work together toward a future.

Available on  Amazon Paperback B&N GooglePlay Apple Kobo 





A Chocolate-Box Valentine

Josie Riviera

It’s your last love who truly matters.Available on  Amazon






Her Holiday Hero
Margaret Daley

Kathleen Somers is a prima ballerina at the top of her ballet career. When she is tragically hurt in a car accident, she has to walk away from her life’s dream. Kathleen comes home to the Soaring S Ranch to recuperate and runs into her high school sweetheart, the one person who understood her. But she made the choice to throw everything into her ballet career and walked away from Nate Sterling.

Years later, they meet again at the Soaring S Ranch. Nate is now a livestock veterinarian and works with big animals at the ranches in the area. As the vet that treats the ranch’s stock, he and Kathleen are thrown together while she is struggling to put her life back together. He is determined to show Kathleen there is more to life than the world of dance. With the help of a therapy dog, Kathleen begins to see that there could be a life beyond ballet thanks to Nate challenging her. As Kathleen and Nate grow closer and capture what they had as high school sweethearts, will she turn her back on Nate again when an opportunity comes her way to immerse her in the ballet world again?


Available on Amazon 





Seeking Rachel 
Josie Riviera
(The Seeking Series Book 4) 
An inspirational Regency Romance

When faith is adrift, the heart is the compass leading the way home.

Rachel Lockhart grew up running wild and free with nomadic Gypsy children on her father’s estate. Craving adventure, her imagination conjured up an impossibly perfect, grey-eyed man to share it with.

Now grown, her outspoken ways are about to send her home from London in disgrace. Until she clashes with an impossibly perfect, grey-eyed man. And the back of her mind echoes with God’s promise: I will not leave you comfortless. As if she’d find comfort with a man as arrogant as Nash Browning.

Broken by too many sea battles, soul-sick from recent loss, Nash doesn’t know where to begin to search for his lost faith. It certainly isn’t among the addle-brained females of the ton. But when he stumbles upon an enticing masterwork of contrasts named Rachel, his weary heart sparks with life.

Is it possible the way back to his faith is with a woman who is honest to a fault, yet fiercely loyal to a shunned people? Can he set a course for their future, trusting that God has prepared the way?

A thread of faith, however faint, can lead you to your destiny.

Available on Amazon



No Time for Detours 
(The No Brides Club)

Jean C. Gordon

⚖️💘 Can She Balance Law School and Love? 💘⚖️

Former pre-school teacher Ava Lewis has a need to prove herself to her family and the world. Now that she's been provisionally accepted into NYU's law school, she's on her way to doing just that. But to afford her dream, she has to make ends meet. And she gets an unexpected solution—a job offer from her neighbor businessman Nick Jansen. When five-year-old twins are left in his care while their guardian goes off on a month-long honeymoon, he knows he can't handle the rabble-rousers on his own. That's where Ava comes in.

After a broken engagement, and some words of dis-encouragement from his jaded mother, Nick has accepted that he's meant to be alone, and the world would be better off for it. But as the kids warm to Ava, so does he, and he starts to feel the ice around his heart melting away.

However, when Ava's law school admission is jeopardized, Nick's need to fix things threatens her independence and dreams of carving out the life she wants. Will they be able to see their love is strong enough to handle anything life tosses their way?

Available on Amazon (Kindle Unlimited) and B&N 
(Paperback ink to come)



Paris in the Springtime

Susan Aylworth


Paris is back home, but not for long.

Emotionally gut-punched after false accusations lead to the loss of her job, Paris Cutler returns to her grandmother’s home in Destiny, California to take a breath and figure out what comes next. But when Paris runs into her old high school crush, she’s flustered by how great he looks. What’s he still doing in little, nowhere Destiny?

Greg Frantz never forgot the pretty but troubled Paris. She’s grown into a beautiful and accomplished woman with a passionate nature that knocks him off his feet. Greg knows Paris sees the small mountain town as a temporary stop only, but he’d love to persuade her otherwise. What can he do to keep her close…permanently?

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A Match to Call Ours

Merrillee Whren


Brittany Gorman needs a job, but nanny to six-year-old twin girls isn’t exactly what she’s looking for. Their single father, Parker Watson, isn’t sure hiring Brittany is the right move, but he’s desperate for help.

Soon Brittany is charming the twins and their father as well. But Parker still clings to the bitterness of his past, a past that has made him a recluse on his isolated Montana ranch, distanced him from God, and kept him from finding love.

Can Brittany’s prayers and two little matchmakers soften Parker’s heart and help him find love with his perfect Montana match?
Available on AmazonB&NKoboiBooks



The Mail-Order Standoff
Vickie McDonough, et al

Mail-Order Brides Get Cold Feet

Marriage plans are put on hold in the Old West when four mail-order brides have second thoughts. How will their grooms win their trust?

Twice the Trouble by Vickie McDonough
When Connor McLoughlin and his cousin Brian order a pair of mail-order brides, they think they’re getting two sweet Irish lasses. But what they get is a stage load of shenanigans.

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo









Shelter of Love

By Margaret Daley


Therapy dogs. Second Chances. Forgiveness.

A hospital social worker, Abbey Harris, along with her therapy dog, is drawn to Madison Winters, a little girl who has gone through multiple surgeries and the death of her parents in a plane crash. Dominic Winters, Madi’s millionaire half-brother, loves his eight-year-old sister but is at a loss how to help her heal physically and emotionally. He reaches out to Abbey to help him give Madi what she needs to overcome the tragedy she’s been dealing with for the last six months.
Both Abbey and Dominic have a past that has haunted them for years. Can they overcome their past to make a future together and a home for Madi?

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True Blue K-9 Unit
Laura Scott & Maggie K. Blank

Tis the season for danger…

In “Holiday Emergency” by Laura Scott, paramedic Pete Stalling vows to help Officer Faith Johnson and her loyal K-9 track her ex’s killer before her daughter becomes the next victim. And in Maggie K. Black’s “Crime Scene Christmas,” Teddy Kowalski and his K-9 partner join forces with tech whiz Danielle Abbot on a deadly search to uncover a mysterious child’s identity.

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A Chocolate-Box Christmas

Josie Riviera




Love is sweeter with a touch of mischief.

**This is a short, short book for a quick and sweet holiday read.

Chocolate makes Maise’s stomach roil, but for her food critic job, she resolves to judge a holiday candy competition for charity. There’s something about Ben’s confection—and his lazy grin—that makes her want to linger, even savor the moment—and discover the sweet secret behind their attraction.

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A Chocolate-Box New Years

Josie Riviera

Planning an anniversary dinner means married, which means hands-off for restauranteur Julie Elliott. But Lorenzo’s charm hides a secret she could never have predicted…Available on Amazon









Shelter of Hope
Margaret Daley

Troubled teen. Second Chances. Redemption.
Single mom, Maggie Sommerfield, is struggling with her preteen son who is angry with all that has happened in Hope, Mississippi and the hurricane that upended his life. Cody Weston, a crisis counselor, becomes a part of Maggie’s and her son’s lives. In Cody’s efforts to help Maggie with her son, a relationship blossoms between them, but his secrets that he’s kept locked away come to the foreground. Can the two open their guarded hearts and give each other a chance to find love again?

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Healing Chay
Donna Fasano

All Chay Makwa wants is solitude so he can conquer these tormenting nightmares, yet he can’t ignore the soft sobs of a woman in the woods near his cabin. The stranger with hair as pale as moonlight and secrets in her eyes is in need of a shoulder to cry on. But after a kiss meant to soothe turns passionate, she is gone.

Tori Landing has heard of Chay, but they’d never met before the night by the lake when the grief over her sister’s senseless death overwhelmed her. Tori steers clear of relationships for a very good reason and feels putting the security of others before her own happiness will amend her past failings. But the appeal of the brooding Native American is stronger than her determination to remain single and unencumbered.

Is Tori the one woman who can bring Chay peace… and can he teach her to trust in love?

Although the books in this series are stand-alone novels, reading the books in order will offer the most enjoyable experience. Titles in The Black Bear Brothers Series:

An Honorable Man, Book 1
Woman of His Heart, Book 2
Healing Chay, Book 3

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Soldier's Christmas Secrets
Laura Scott


He’ll do whatever it takes...
To protect his family

When a plane crash leaves special ops soldier Hawk Jacobson with amnesia, all he knows is that the plane was sabotaged and he has a target on his back. His survival depends on letting everyone—including his wife, Jillian Wade—believe he’s dead. Until gunmen come after Jillian and the daughter he never knew existed. Can Jillian help him regain his memory in time to expose a killer?


Leading Hearts
Josie Riviera

A heartwarming story is the hallmark of romance. Savor the magic of love in Leading Hearts (First Books In Series) with my three sweet and inspirational romances in 1 volume.

These wholesome stories, where God is oftentimes at the center, brim with love and laughter.

The 3 full-length romances included in the bundle are:

A Love Song To Cherish (Inspirational)

It’s easy to recognize another’s pain. The tough part is facing your own.

Seeking Fortune (A Regency Inspirational Romance)

Are her superstitions working their magic…or is God sending a message?

1-800-CUPID

A house flipper looking for quick profit. A survivor with a dream. Can two broken hearts find a place to call home?

On pre-order sale for only 99¢
Live on November 20th

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A Place to Find Love

Merrillee Whren


Whitney Hamilton wants to put her past behind her and make the best of her current circumstances, a high demand job and caring for her mother, who has dementia. But Whitney’s newest coworker, Jeremy Cunningham, is a constant reminder of her foolish past.

Jeremy wants to show the world he is his own man, but that may prove difficult as he steps into his brother's old job. The biggest obstacle to his success is Whitney, his brother’s former girlfriend, a source of discord for his family.

When Whitney and Jeremy find themselves attracted to each other, there are so many reasons, old and new, to keep them from revealing their feelings for each other. Will a long-kept secret finally bring them together?

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Stolen
Magaret Daley

Second Chance. Stalking. Murder.

Dr. Sarah Collins, a counselor and single mom, is shaken to her core when one of her patients is murdered. While caring for the victim's young daughter and the crime's sole witness, Candy, Sarah's normally calm life becomes a nightmare from which she can't escape. Her terror further escalates when it becomes clear that whoever stabbed Candy's mother is still searching for something.

Detective Nick Davidson is assigned to the case. When his best friend as a child was kidnapped and never found, Nick was determined to become a police officer. His job comes first in his life, but the mysterious murder challenges him. Even worse, his growing attachment to Sarah and the girls threaten to unravel the core of who he's always believed himself to be. How can he be a husband, father, and cop? Especially when if he lowers his guard to love, all of their lives may be lost.




Gabriel's Atonement
Vickie McDonough

Land Rush Dreams 1

All Gabriel Coulter ever wanted was to live a comfortable life as a successful gambler, but a confrontation with a disgruntled cowboy who’d just lost his monthly pay to Gabe leads to a family man dying in his arms. Even though it was self-defense, the only way Gabe knows to get rid of his guilt is to return the money he won to the man’s wife.

Lara Talbot sees Gabe as a derelict like her husband and wants nothing to do with him--not even the much-needed money he's offered her. But as she struggles to provide for her family and makes plans to get a claim in the upcoming Oklahoma land rush in hopes of finally having a permanent home, she wonders if God might have sent the meddling man to help.

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Joline's Redemption
Vickie McDonough

Joline had lofty dreams of love and luxury, but after her husband leaves her and she makes a series of fateful decisions, Jo has fallen as far as any woman can. Bereft of all hope and with the threat of losing her son, Jo seeks refuge at her sister’s home. Jo has a long list of secrets to keep and has to look over her shoulder, as the man she’s running from may show up anywhere, anytime. Is it possible that God can redeem Jo, and give her hope for a happy future? Find out in Joline’s Redemption—book 2 in Vickie McDonough’s Land Rush Dreams trilogy. #FreeKU

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Her Quiet Billionaire Groom
Jackie Castle

An impossible demand. A woman who hates him. Could they get a Christmas miracle?
Expert animal trainer, Seth Kelly, has put everything into his animal rescue charity on the Kelly Brother Ranch in Colorado. When his father suddenly passes, Seth is completely blindsided. He’s even more blindsided when his father’s will demands that he and his four brothers get married by Christmas or lose their inheritance and their charities. Yeah, right—he will not lose his charity! Online dating sites, here he comes!

All Noelle Combs wants is to take her relationship coaching blog and turn it into a regular television show. And she has the chance, too—if she can figure out a way to take the stars of her blog—two, rowdy, uncontrollable Great Danes—and tame them enough to be manageable on the show. Good thing her agent finds her the perfect animal trainer. Bad thing –it’s the man who broke her heart five years ago.

When Noelle turns into Seth’s relationship coach, and Seth can’t believe he ever let this woman go, sparks fly. Now they are faced with a choice: forgive or walk away and lose the only true love they ever had.

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Sara’s Gift 

Kimberly Rose Johnson


Christmas is the season of giving, but Sara isn't sure she is up to the task.

Playing secret angel in high school was fun, and now, years later, Sara has the opportunity to do it once more on a bigger scale. She enlists the help of Gabe, her long-time best friend, to come up with a deserving recipient. But something is off with Gabe--he's more attentive than usual.
The Christmas season has put Gabe in a reflective mood. His evaluation of his life has left him lonely and wanting more. But can his heart have its desire? That's up to Sara.
Can these two long-time best friends navigate their changing relationship, or will the romance Grinch steal their Christmas joy?

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Nate's Gift
Jackie Castle

Nate would have never dreamed that one Christmas wish could jolt his deadened heart to life again.

Nate Cooper has lost his heart for his job and the holidays. After the death of a dear high school friend, Charity Hart, he’s called into the lawyer’s office, along with several other old school buddies and given a challenge. Take the $1500 and find someone to bless, but they must keep their gift a secret.

After thinking over the challenge, Nate can find only one person who has a great need. Unfortunately, she’s an annoying thorn in his side at the school where he works.

Kara Shay is on the verge of losing everything she holds dear: her drama class, a job she adores, and her chance at making a difference in the lives of the high schoolers she mentors and teaches. But Kara will not go down without a fight, and has a few resources up her sleeve, if only that annoying band teacher, Mr. Cooper, would give a little and stop being so obstinate.

Nate means well, but he has always taken the safer paths in his life. Helping the drama teacher is leading his heart into very unsafe territory.

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Mia' Gift
Cindy Flores Martinez

Mia Rosa is thinking of leaving Snowflake, Colorado for good. Her cupcake shop on Main Street isn’t doing well, and seeing her ex-fiancé around town is awkward. When she receives a letter from her old high school friend, Charity Hart, asking her to be a secret angel, she’s convinced that she can’t go through with it. But Mia soon learns that handsome Jesse Quinn and his fifteen-year-old niece, Kristi, are in desperate need of a miracle. The group home where Kristi lives is shutting down, and no other foster homes are available in Snowflake. Will Mia be able to secretly grant Jesse and Kristi’s wish for Kristi to stay in the lovely small town she calls home?


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Caro's Gift
Jean C. Gordon

Friendship, memories and wishes are powerful things and in the small town of Snowflake, Colorado they combine to form a memorial to a lost friend. Following her death, Charity Hart left six of her close high school friends, including Caro Price, fifteen hundred dollars each and an assignment to use that money to grant someone else’s secret wish by Christmas.
Temporarily back in Snowflake to help her beloved grandmother recover from an illness, nurse practitioner Caro is on the hunt for a recipient for her secret angel gift. A chance encounter in a specialty store focuses Caro’s interest on a red-headed little girl fascinated by a nativity scene.
Caro’s grandmother has matchmaking on her mind as she pushes Caro and her neighbor, Simon Novak, together. It turns out that Simon coaches the little redhead’s older brother at the high school. With Simon’s help, Caro tries to learn more about the family and it quickly becomes apparent that the widowed mother and her two children are struggling financially. But is there more going on than meets the eye, for Caro sees flashes of fear in their eyes.
Christmas is the season of wishes, and Caro, with God's guidance, is determined to make one little girl’s dream a reality! And, maybe, just maybe, fulfill a dream of her own!

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Christmas Pizza to the Rescue
Jean C. Gordon

Jilted at the altar two weeks ago, motocross champion Royce Evans plans to make an appearance at the Team Macachek Christmas party to show the guys he’s just fine. Then he’ll hunker down alone at the team barracks for the rest of the holiday season. Out-of-work investigative reporter turned pizza delivery person Samantha Linder needs money for her younger sister’s special school tuition and needs to re-establish her cred as a reporter. When a freak winter rain storm strands them alone at the barracks, they strike a bargain that benefits them both. But after Sam appears to break that bargain, can even the spirit of Christmas save their blossoming love?

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Woman of his Heart
Donna Fasano

An office romance?

Dr. Dakota Makwa’s man-hunting female patients are on the prowl—and he is their prey! The handsome Native American has had enough. He comes up with an unusual proposition for his nurse, Lyssa Palmer, who is facing problems of her own—an unborn baby she wants to protect from her wealthy and powerful ex-husband.

“Marry me.”

The marriage of convenience between the sexy Kolheek doctor and the pregnant nurse quickly turns into a heated affair. But both Dakota and Lyssa carry some heavy baggage that threatens their happiness. Will their fiery union prove strong enough to heal the wounds of the past and convince them to trust in their newfound love?

Although the books in this series are stand-alone novels, reading the books in order will offer the most enjoyable experience. Titles in The Black Bear Brothers Series:

An Honorable Man, Book 1
Woman of His Heart, Book 2
Healing Chay, Book 3

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