Southwick, Teresa, Her Maverick M.D.

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Southwick, Teresa, Her Maverick M.D. (Montana Mavericks:  The Baby Bonanza, Book 2),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  Her Maverick M.D. (Montana Mavericks:  The Baby Bonanza, Book 2)

Author:  Teresa Southwick

Imprint:  Special Edition

Issues:  Child Abandonment; Infidelity; Loss

Blurb:

Rust Creek Ramblings

I’m sure you’ve heard there is a new doctor in town. Sexy Jon Clifton looks more cowboy than paediatrician, he’s good with kids and dogs, and what we all want to know is: Why is this man still single?

Though there are plenty of ladies in Rust Creek Falls who would like to change the confirmed bachelor’s status, Dawn Laramie alone seems to be immune to his charms. The dedicated nurse works side by side with Dr. Jon day after day, intent on keeping things professional…and distant. Meanwhile, we here at the Gazette can practically hear the tension thrumming between these two. Our diagnosis? A classic case of lovesickness with an age-old cure! But will the doctor’s proposal heal Dawn’s wounded heart?

Dear Reader,

I’ve written before about my four brothers and how close my bond is with them.  We also had a sister and lost her to cancer a number of years ago.  I miss her very much and regret not being able to share with her all of life’s highs and lows the way only sisters can.

In Her Maverick M.D. sibling relationships play an important role in getting the hero and heroine together.  Paediatric nurse Dawn Laramie and her sister, Marina, shared a childhood that didn’t include their father because mostly he stood them up for Christmas, birthdays or even visitations.  The experience cemented their loyalty to each other – and also made it difficult for Dawn to trust a man with her heart.  But her sister is the one who encourages her to keep an open mind about a happy-ever-after.  Dr Jonathan Clifton is more geek than smooth-talking charmer.  He’s more into logic than complicated feelings, and reluctant to jeopardize the work environment with romance…until some sage advice from his brother tips the scales towards love.

The relationship between Dawn and Jon was so much fun to write, but I also found a wonderful connection to other characters in the book.  And for me it was lovely to put on the page the girlie bond of sisters that I missed out on with my own.

I hope you enjoy Dawn and Jon’s story as much as I did writing it.

Happy Reading!

Teresa Southwick

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Kemerer, Jill, Small-Town Bachelor

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Kemerer, Jill, Small-Town Bachelor, (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).

Title:  Small-Town Bachelor

Author:  Jill Kemerer

Imprint:  Love Inspired

Issues:  Alcohol; Bereavement; Grief; Injury; Loss

Blurb:

A Place to Call Home

When Reed Hamilton arrives in Lake Endwell for a family wedding, he expects to do his part as best man then head back to the big city. But when a tornado postpones the wedding, the town is in shambles and Reed is injured. Thankfully maid of honor Claire Sheffield offers him one of her cottages to recuperate in.

Dedicated to her family and her dream job at the zoo, Claire is all about roots. She’s this city slicker’s opposite, yet as they help the town rebuild, Reed is captivated by her stunning looks and caring ways. He can’t ask Claire to leave the life she loves for him, but he also can’t imagine ever leaving her behind…

Anderson, Caroline, Snowed in with the Billionaire

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Anderson, Caroline, Snowed in with the Billionaire,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  Snowed in with the Billionaire

Author:  Caroline Anderson

Imprint:  Cherish (Romance)

Issues:  Bereavement; Guilt; Loss; Parenthood

Blurb:

One magical Christmas Eve…

Caught in a blizzard, Georgia Beckett is forced down a narrow lane she’d hoped to avoid…and not just because of the snow! The road takes her past the beautiful abandoned house of her youth—the new residence of her childhood sweetheart.

Sebastian Corder’s shocked to hear the doorbell ring—he never expected to see Georgia again. Nine years ago, both chasing different dreams, they went their separate ways.

Now Sebastian’s hand hesitates. Is he ready to open the door to the past? But the snow’s getting heavier…and there’s only one way to find out!

Ruttan, Amy, Melting the Ice Queen’s Heart

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Ruttan, Amy, Melting the Ice Queen’s Heart, (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  Melting the Ice Queen’s Heart

Author:  Amy Ruttan

Imprint:  Medical

Issues:  Bereavement; Grief; Loss; Parenthood

Blurb:

It started with a kiss…

Having left his humanitarian posting in Africa to raise his two orphaned nieces in San Francisco, Dr. Gavin Brice has enough on his plate without an inconvenient attraction to his new boss! The frosty Dr. Virginia Potter clearly disapproves of his maverick ways – but with one amazing kiss, the ice begins to thaw…

Dear Reader,

Thank you for picking up a copy of Melting the Ice Queens Heart.  I don’t think authors can ever truly express how much it means to us that readers like you enjoy our stories.

Melting the Ice Queen’s Heart is set in one of my most favorite cities in the world:  San Francisco.  My grandmother had a painting in her dining room of the Golden Gate Bridge and I used to stare at it for hours on end.  It’s now in my home.

I always wanted to go to San Francisco, and in 2008, at a Romance Writer’s of America conference, I had that chance.  It was amazing, and I knew I had to set a romance in that city someday.

This story is about two stubborn surgeons who have never wanted a family of their own because they’ve both lost someone they cared about deeply, and it has made them afraid to love.

Yet somehow love always finds a way, and even the most stubborn man can melt a heart of ice.

I hope you enjoy Melting the Ice Queen’s Heart.  I love hearing from readers, so please drop by my website, www.amyruttan.com, or give me a shout on Twitter, @ruttanamy.

With warmest wishes,

Amy Ruttan

Robinson, Lauri, The Rebel Daughter

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Robinson, Lauri, The Rebel Daughter (Daughters of the Roaring Twenties, Book 3), (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).

Title:  The Rebel Daughter (Daughters of the Roaring Twenties, Book 3)

Author:  Lauri Robinson

Imprint:  Historical

Issues:  Bereavement; Gendered Expectations (Women); Guilt; Loss; Prison

Blurb:

For every wild child…

No more watching from the sidelines for Twyla Nightingale: her feet are firmly on the dance floor! She won’t let anyone sour the delicious taste of freedom—especially not Forrest Reynolds, back in town after all this time.

…there’s a guy who thinks she’s the bee’s knees.

Forrest didn’t expect a warm welcome from the Nightingale sisters, not after their lives had been so dramatically upturned. But seeing the challenge in Twyla’s eyes, Forrest takes this rebel for a wild dance she won’t forget!

Author Note,

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties!  A time in America when almost every citizen broke the law and new freedoms were discovered.

The Twenties were a period of change.  Cars became more affordable to all classes of life, motorcycles grew increasingly popular, and flyboys – those who had learned to fly during the war – brought that skill home.  All of this, along with electricity, telephones and Hollywood, created new lifestyles and attitudes.

Welcome to the third book in my Daughters of the Roaring Twenties mini-series!  The Rebel Daughter is Twyla’s story.  She embraces all changes to society wholeheartedly; however, being the daughter of a well-known bootlegger restricts her freedom.

A rebel at heart, Twyla has grown tired of living in the state’s largest speakeasy and not being allowed to attend the lavish parties.  When the opportunity to step out of the shadows arrives she takes it – but discovers going up against mobsters might be more than she can handle.

Good thing Forrest Reynolds has returned home.  Twyla needs someone to catch her when she falls.

I hope you enjoy Twyla and Forrest.  They are two of a kind.

Happy reading!

Fulford, Joanna, His Lady of Castlemora

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Fulford, Joanna, His Lady of Castlemora, (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  His Lady of Castlemora

Author:  Joanna Fulford

Imprint:  Historical

Issues:  Bereavement; Loss; Murder

Blurb:

The Betrothal Bargain

The infamous Lord Ban has lost all in the Northumbrian conflict, and now this battle-hardened warrior must turn his thoughts to producing an heir. But only the very desperate would align her fate with such a man.…

Almost broken by the violent ravings of her first husband, the recently widowed but ever beautiful Lady Isabelle is left with no dowry and no hope for the future. Believed to be barren, she is forced into a secret betrothal to the powerful Lord. On one condition—she must be with child before the wedding vows are spoken…

Curtis, Melinda, Summer Kisses

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Curtis, Melinda, Summer Kisses (Harmony Valley, Book 2),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2014).

Title:  Summer Kisses (Harmony Valley, Book 2)

Author:  Melinda Curtis

Imprint:  Heartwarming

Issues:  Bereavement; Child Abandonment; Grief; Loss; Recession; Stroke; Unemployment

Blurb:

Her carefully crafted facade is unraveling…fast

Rebecca MacKenzie’s career as a caregiver for the elderly suited her perfectly. Ease their suffering, hop back in the motor home and move on. Caring without commitment. It was ideal for someone trying to outrun her memories…and mistakes. Someone determined to stay detached.

Flynn Harris, her new patient’s grandson, is weakening her resolve in every way. His scrutiny, his suspicion–and worst of all, his kisses–are more than distracting. They’re dangerous. Because she’s teetering on the edge of caring. And revealing her secrets. And…staying.

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Harmony Valley!

Things aren’t as harmonious here as they once were.  Jobs have dried up and almost everyone under the age of sixty has moved away, leaving the population…well, gray-haired and peaceful.

Enter three young men – Flynn, Slade and Will – friends, newly minted millionaires and hometown success stories.  Flynn Harris is balancing the trio’s new winery against the needs of his stroke-burdened grandfather while caring for his young nephew.

Now that Flynn’s wealthy, all kind of people show up to try to take advantage of him and his family,  Flynn is especially suspicious when Becca MacKenzie, caregiver in need of a job, conveniently shows up on his doorstep.  Becca is smart, pretty and opinionated – and once his grandfather meets her, no one else will do.

If only Becca didn’t have a secret that could break Flynn’s trust.  I hope you enjoy Flynn and Becca’s journey, as well as the other romances in The Harmony Valley series.  I love to hear from readers.  Check my website and sign up for email updates.  Or you can chat with me on Facebook (MelindaCurtisAuthor), or on Twitter (MelCurtisAuthor), and hear about my latest giveaways.

Melinda Curtis

Logan, Nikki, Her Knight in the Outback

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Logan, Nikki, Her Knight in the Outback, (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).

Title:  Her Knight in the Outback

Author:  Nikki Logan

Imprint:  Cherish (Romance)

Issues:  Bereavement; Grief; Guilt; Injury; Loss

Blurb:

She didn’t know she needed rescuing! 

Eve Read doesn’t need help from anyone. She’s searching for her missing brother and doesn’t want any distractions. Yet sharing her burden with mysterious leather-clad biker Marshall Sullivan is a relief, and soon Eve can’t resist the sparks igniting between them! 

Meteorologist Marshall spends his life on the road, but there’s something about Eve that makes him want to stay put… 

Has Eve finally found what she’s been searching for all along?

Wilson, Scarlet, The Prince She Never Forgot

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Wilson, Scarlet, The Prince She Never Forgot, (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015).

Title:  The Prince She Never Forgot

Author:  Scarlet Wilson

Imprint:  Cherish (Romance)

Issues:  Bereavement; Cancer; Grief; Loss; Parenthood;

Blurb:

Ten years after therapist Ruby shared an unforgettable kiss in Paris with a stranger, he shows up on her doorstep – and reveals that he’s a prince! Duty has kept Prince Alexander away, but now he can make their dreams come true…