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When a freak accident leaves Allie stranded in the middle of the desert, she’s thankful to still be alive. Or is she? In Vinnie’s Diner, Allie embarks on a harrowing journey of self-discovery, literally facing her demons and making the ultimate decision… between life and death
Twenty-five years ago, Monica Stanton gave up a baby girl for adoption. Now, Jessica has reentered her life . . . and brought a little drama with her. Jessica is willing to meet her birth mother, but she wants the reunion to air on a reality TV show. When Jessica’s long-lost birth father shows up, it complicates Monica’s relationship with her daughter and the attraction Monica has to the hunky reality show host. The conflict might make for good TV, but will it destroy the family in the process?
Within the course of a week, Natalie is dumped by her husband, receives an urgent call home from her father, and discovers her estranged sister is pregnant. A road trip on Route 66 may not help, but it sure couldn't hurt. Or so Natalie thinks, until Lindsay's boyfriend starts stalking them. Will their trip down the Mother Road bring the two sisters closer together or turn out to be the biggest wrong turn yet?
Maura Sullivan thought she knew what she was getting into when married soon-to-be pastor Nick Shepherd. But when "the other woman" in her marriage turned out to be her husband's congregation, she ran. Six years later, she's back in the small community of Granger, Ohio, for the reading of a will that names both her and Nick as beneficiaries. Now, Maura must face the husband - and the congregation - she left behind.
Grant Diamond is a professional gambler on the run from his past. When Eureka heiress, Lily Rose, mistakes him for the missionary she had asked to come work with the Wiyot Indians, he sees it as his chance to lay low and evade the Pinkerton on his trail. But as he bluffs his way through sermons and building a school, Grant fears the new life he's built may soon crumple like a house of cards.
Juliet Button doesn't believe in ghosts, but she poses as a medium to support her makeshift family of misfits. She wants nothing to do with a detective with the power to destroy the life she's built, but when President Lincoln's youngest son is kidnapped, and the first lady comes to her for help, she can't refuse, even if it means facing Pinkerton agent Carter Forbes, and possibly falling in love.
After a crippling accident, Emily Forbes has focused on becoming an opera singer. She goes to New York City, where she lands a lead role. Samuel DeKlerk is a respected physician. After serving in the Civil War, he shifted his clinical interests to diseases of the mind. He's now an alienist—a doctor to the mad—with no time for frivolity. As they work to solve a long-cold case, determined to bring a killer to justice, tolerance for each other turns to mutual respect...and maybe love.
Reluctant socialite Gwendolyn Banks is more at home in the woods surrounding Tuxedo Park than the vibrant parties hosted within. When she stumbles upon the archery instructor in her sanctuary, he quickly makes her reconsider her life of solitude. Accomplished archer Albert Taylor has vowed to make something more of his life than just catering to the Park elite. Falling in love with a student isn't part of his plans. When Albert's accused of a crime, can their romance be over before it's begun?
Upon her grandmother's death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure. Once the rest of the family hears about the "treasure map," they're determined to find it. on top of that, Max Logan, a local museum curator, claims that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt. Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?
Isabella Brandt lives to dance, but she's spent the last four years in obscurity as part of the corps. Now, she's finally landed a principal role in The Nutcracker. But a handsome Hungarian violinist and a shocking visit from her past may knock this ballerina off her feet and ruin Christmas.
Blacksmith David Esterly expected the woman he'd corresponded with to be his mail order bride. Instead, he finds that she's changed her mind, and someone else has taken her place. Tragic circumstances forced Caroline Buchanan to join the group of mail order brides heading to Angel Vale, Wyoming. As these two strangers work through secrets and past hurts, can they make it through the fire and find the gift God has for them?