A hard, high plains life has turned refined Southern lady, Aurelia Symington, into a work-toughened, capable woman determined to give her best to those she loves. Aurelia is chosen president of the town company when the residents decide they must make the community of Paragon Springs into a real town or move elsewhere. Step by step, Aurelia lays out the town, promotes it, and attracts businesses and families. Boot Harris, for his own profit and through fraud and violence, thr..
Bold, breathtaking and beautiful, the Australian outback calls to Lesley Holleck like no other site on the continent. The young firebrand soon realizes, however, that the untamed region could exact a brutal price from all who dare enter it. But disguised as a rowdy jackaroo with a special talent for taming horses, she earns the admiration and respect of the people who help her survive there and forever change her world -- including Zachary Cooper, who longs to tame ..
The Convict: David Kerrick is a man with nothing left to lose. Betrayed by the woman he adores, deported to Australia for murdering her lover, he has lost the will to live -- until the lure of the outback claims his soul. Captivated by the sweeping wild beauty of the land, its freedom and mystery, he sets out to make a piece of it his own. Battling drought and dingoes, bushfires and bushrangers, he lives for the moment until the past comes back to haunt him.... The Colonist: ..
Patrick Garrity started life unwanted and unloved as the bastard son of a female convict. Barely out of his teens, he worked to make a new life for himself in the limitless back country of New South Wales. There he met Mayrah, the native girl he bought to satisfy his passions and the woman who would change his destiny and that of an entire continent. Divided by competing cultures, they were nevertheless united by their fierce love of the land -- and eventually, each other. To..
Should a woman afraid of water have to cross two thousand miles of it just to find a man?
Businesswoman Leigh Taylor Cole and islander Deke Kearney have nothing in common. Nothing, that is, but a sizzling chemistry that turns their lives upside down. As they fight to keep Deke's son safe from kidnappers, Leigh begins to question the promise she made her mentor to find Deke and bring him 'home' to Seattle. The provocative breezes of Maui force Leigh to unloc..
As a young woman visiting Alaska, Bryn Bailey -- cousin to Trevor Kenbridge (Torchlight) -- found love in the arms of Eli Pierce. When she rejected Eli’s faith, the two sadly parted. Ten years later, Bryn is back in Alaska for a summer of humanitarian aid, where she is dependent on Eli, now a pilot. To her surprise, Bryn discovers that not only is she still in love with Eli, she is also drawn to this wild country he loves, and the God he still serves. During a sudden st..
Face down a crazed hermit with a shotgun? No problem. Sneak into a satanic cult ritual? Been there. Took the video. Get wrapped in a voodoo priestess's boa constrictor? Loved the feel. As a reporter for NONE, New Orleans News Eyes, Natalie Severin specialized in the stories no one else would believe. But on a fog-shrouded night in the bayou, she stumbled across something even she found incredible: veterinarian Ram Montgomery. A man with reflexes so lightning quick he coul..
Cassie McMahon had always dreamed of a reunion with her father, whom she hadn't seen since childhood. But her hopes were dashed when she found that his new life in California held no place for her. Then she met Alec Stevens, who was on a mission of his own--expose the Confederate spies who threatened his country. But every plot discovered seemed to lead back to Cassie.
Chief Of Police Mitch Turner is finally getting close to getting the evidence he needs to prosecute crime boss, Christopher Rossington. When Mitch's fiancee, Shelby, is attacked, he must consider the attack wasn't random, but Rossington's attempt to strike out at Mitch. Shelby insists she wasn't targeted but Mitch has questions -- about the attack and now about her.
Dr. Shelby Grant appears to be living a fairytale life. She is doing meaningful work at her ..
Lucy Walsh's heart remains with the struggling town of Paragon Springs, but she feels beholden to her husband, Admire, to make the Run to the Cherokee Strip for new land. Admire married her when few men would have, and raised her half-Sioux daughter, Rachel, as his own. When Admire is killed for his Strip claim, Lucy, grieving, leases the land to his cowboy friends and returns to Paragon Springs and gets by on her tidy farm. In 1910, an eccentric new neighbor, Tom Reilly,..
Will the danger that stalks them destroy their life together before it begins? When Rachel dared Beth to answer a personal ad in The Ranchers Journal, she never thought her citified friend would become a bona fide rancher's wife. Now Rachel, too, is falling in love with the glorious valley and Dirk Tanner, a rugged rancher who makes it his home. Rachel isn't the only San Fransiscan drawn to Elk Horn Valley. Jake, son of a San Fransisco client, has taken a shine to it ..
The Cat's Meow. Lord Byron thought he was a scream; the fashionable matrons tittered behind their fans at a glimpse of his hard form, and nobody knew where he came from. His startling eyes-one gold, one blue-promised a wicked passion, and his voice almost seemed to purr. There was only one thing a woman thought of when looking at a man like that. Sex. And there was only one woman he seemed to want. Lilac. In her wildest dreams she never guessed that bringing a stray cat i..
A GIRL WHO NEVER GAVE UP - Dusty Martin hadn’t had an easy time of it. After her mama’s death she’d cut her hair and strapped on a revolver to join her father riding shotgun atop his stagecoach. Even when Charley Martin was killed by outlaws, and she was taken prisoner, Dusty kept hope alive. Until her prayers were answered by the hottest, hardest Texas Ranger ever to carry a badge or bring in a bandit. A MAN WHO NEVER BACKED DOWN - Grant Spencer always got ..
In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever....
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