Rolofson, Kristine, The Husband School

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Rolofson, Kristine, The Husband School (Willing to Wed, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  The Husband School (Willing to Wed, Book 1)

Author:  Kristine Rolofson

Imprint:  Heartwarming

Issues:  Parenthood; Recession

Blurb:

Turning bachelors into Casanovas, one cowboy at a time…

Meg Ripley may run the local diner, but she has never been one to get involved in the small-town craziness of Willing, Montana. Now suddenly she’s entangled in it? In addition to harboring a pregnant runaway, she’s been enlisted to transform scruffy bachelor cowboys into husband material for a reality dating show. Including her ex-boyfriend, and the only man she’s ever allowed herself to love, Owen McGregor.

Owen is still devastatingly handsome, and the passion between them hasn’t faded with time. Unfortunately, neither have the issues that drove them apart. But that doesn’t mean Meg is ready to turn him into the perfect man for someone else! Because despite their past, Meg suspects that Owen is still the one.

Dear Reader,

I’m so happy to be writing again!  I took some time off from my computer to plan weddings, experience the thrill of being an adoring grandmother, travel and learn to play the violin.  I even went to Blue Grass Camp!  I also sewed twenty-eight quills (but who’s counting?).

The Husband School was inspired by a stop in a small Montana town during one of my husband’s and my annual cross-country road trips.  Combine our love of small Western towns with the memory of running a café ourselves plus the many “what if” questions a writer naturally generates, and with a little luck and a whole lot of time, a story was born.  This story.  About a little town trying to save itself and its way of life.

I once lived in a town so small that when I went to a yard sale, the woman running the sale knew what I was going to buy before I got there.  She was right!

I hope you enjoy Willing, Montana, and the people who live there.  The world needs more love stories, good neighbors and happily-ever-after romance.

Love,

Kristine Rolofson

www.KristineRolofson.wordpress.com

www.WelcomeToWillingMontana.wordpress.com

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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

Harrington, Nina, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Boss?

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Harrington, Nina, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Boss? (Those Summer Nights, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2014).

Title:  Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Boss?  (Those Summer Nights, Book 1)

Author:  Nina Harrington

Imprint:  Modern Tempted (KISS)

Issues:  Debt; Recession

Blurb:

Enemies make the best lovers… 

Scott Elstrom craves freedom, adventure and exploration…so leaving the wilds of Alaska behind to save the family company isn’t top on his list of priorities! And getting the traditional CEO portrait painted by one feisty, quirky, sexy fireball? Not in a million years! 

Antonia Baldoni needs this commission. Just because the new boss won’t play along, it doesn’t mean she’ll back down! But suddenly Toni’s not sure if it’s determination that’s got her pulse racing…or something altogether less appropriate! Trouble is, this battle of wills is not so much hard work…it’s a lot more like fun!

Dear Reader,

Parents.  We love them dearly, but sometimes they pass on a heritage and family expectations that we cannot shake off-no matter how hard we try.

Antonia Baldoni knows about expectations.  Toni is the fourth generation of the Baldoni family of artists to paint the portrait of the CEO of Elstrom Industries.  She needs the money to help pay for her younger sister’s gap year, with something left over for the university fees.  Toni has taken care of her sister since their parents’ deaths.

Only the new CEO is not the academic cartographer Lars Elstrom but his adventurer son Scott.  Scott Elstrom has been brought back from Alaska to take over the company because his father is ill.

Scott certainly does not have time to sit around long enough to have his portrait painted!  He might be the last of the line but he is not going to let two hundred years of heritage go down without a fight.

The one thing he does expect is that quirky and stubborn Toni Baldoni might just be the girl he needs to help him save Elstrom Mapping-and give him hope for a second chance at love.

I do hope that you enjoy travelling with Toni and Scott on their journey to discover how they can put the past behind them and move forward together to a new life.

I would love to hear from my readers, and you can get in touch by visiting www.ninaharrington.com

Nina

Curtis, Melinda, Dandelion Wishes

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Curtis, Melinda, Dandelion Wishes (Harmony Valley, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  Dandelion Wishes (Harmony Valley, Book 1)

Author:  Melinda Curtis

Imprint:  Heartwarming

Issues:  PTSD; Recession

Blurb:

Sometimes wishes do come true, she’d heard it said

Will Jackson was a control freak and a killjoy. He had been since they were kids. He’d made it his mission to come between Emma Willoughby and her best friend–his little sister–all their lives. But why? Until the day of the accident, Emma had always thought of herself as adventurous, not dangerous…. And then her friend had almost died.

She desperately needed to apologize, to try to explain, if she could. Will had managed to keep the two apart while Tracy was in the hospital, but now that she was home in Harmony Valley, the winemaker wannabe had to understand that getting past this was the only way they could heal. And yet even if Tracy was able to, Emma wasn’t sure she could forgive herself. And Will had made it abundantly clear: he wouldn’t sleep until he’d found retribution.

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 in the past ten years, leaving the population…well…rather grey-haired and peaceful.

Enter Will Jackson, newly minted millionaire and hometown success story.  He’s been on the fast track too long and is looking for a break.  But then his sister, Tracy, and her friend Emma get in a car crash, and he realizes Harmony Valley would be a perfect place for Tracy to stay permanently,  If he could just create a business for his sister and keep her away from Emma’s spur-of-the-moment adventurous tendencies, everything would be fine.

Emma may look as if she walked away from the accident unscathed, but she bears emotional scars.  She wants to rebuild her friendship with Tracy and heal.  But nothing in life ever comes when you want it, especially no love and healing.

I hope you enjoy Will and Emma’s journey, as well as the romances in the works for friends Flynn and Slade as they get their winery in Harmony Valley of the ground.  I love to hear from readers and you can always check on the progress of Harmony Valley on my website, www.MelindaCurtis.com.

Melinda Curtis