Questions never asked don't always remain unanswered.
A blood-stained journal holds the answers to secrets her mother took to the grave, but an enigmatic old man knows the answers--truths she never expected.
Another round of turmoil isn't on her agenda, but when Ryleigh Collins discovers a blood-stained journal among her deceased mother's belongings, her curiosity leads her to a puzzling Mark Twain look-alike who shatters her family history--and her sense of belonging.
Bearing a treasure chest of secrets and a deeply scarred heart, Ryleigh returns home to her ex-husband's appeal to take him back. Overwhelmed, she seeks refuge in the quiet majesty of the Rocky Mountains. But as the snow deepens, so do her feelings for Logan Cavanaugh, the distinctly reserved resort owner.
Two lost souls collide in a paralyzing snowstorm, but when the skies clear, Logan surrenders to a deepening guilt he can't fight. Ryleigh's sense of abandonment is further compromised with his sudden departure, though she refuses to believe they've left their shared memories frozen in the mountains of Colorado.
She's struggling with shocking truths while trying to move on; he's caught in a crossfire of a battle he doesn't know how to fight.
One woman. Three promises--one honored, one broken, one pledged.
What if the price of your wish is living without it? Rachel Gowen wishes for nothing more than to escape the past decade—to safely lock away the memories that keep her from a future she can only dream about. But a Native American butterfly legend, Ambrose, a mysterious stranger who knows things he can’t possibly know, a cast of quirky characters long past their prime, and Nico, a tenacious and caring nursing assistant, plunge her down a path that will ignite the very memories she’s desperate to escape. Rachel begins her new life as a nurse in a retirement facility. After all, how risky can it be working with the elderly? She quickly forms deep attachments to her patients, helping them in ways far beyond her duties. And when a casual stroll turns into a budding relationship with Ben, the handsome British doctor who’s too busy, too unromantic, and too distant—it may be exactly what she’s looking for. But Rachel can’t conform to the rules. Nor can she deny the connection she shares with Nico. With her job in jeopardy, Rachel’s priorities and relationship with Ben are challenged. But one thing is certain—Ambrose knows the wishes she sent on the wings of the butterflies will be granted, but the price she’ll pay will upend her life. Rachel is promised a thousand butterfly wishes—but all she wants is one.
When Karen Grace turned fifty, she lost her husband and her job. Now she’s starting over, and this time, she’s determined to build a new life on her own terms. However, she’s being pulled in multiple directions: her family and friends want more of her time, her hometown sweetheart wants a commitment, and her fledgling business is on life support. With the hard-won confidence of midlife, Karen knows what she needs to do, and pays the heartbreaking price for pursuing her dreams. While grieving that decision, another challenge lands: Frieda’s granddaughter arrives on her doorstep in Key Largo, pleading for refuge. In this life-affirming sequel to Dakota Blues, Karen Grace completes her journey, deciding what can be saved and what must be jettisoned as she navigates passage into the second half of her life.
Secrets of the Suburbs is the story of Lindsey, a 42 year-old suburban mom who seems to have it all - doctor husband, two great kids, satisfying part-time work; all the spin classes, shopping and lunches she can fit into her busy schedule.
But when a drunken moment with her friend's husband opens up a well of desire, excitement and emotion that she didn't even know existed, it throws her perfectly perfect life into turmoil. Because as Lindsey opens her heart and body to this forbidden passion; her eyes open as well, and she is forced to take a closer look at her life, her marriage and herself.
Already her friends are starting to whisper, her husband is growing suspicious and there is a Secrets of the Shore Facebook page that just may be talking about her.Will Lindsey stay in her safe, pretty world with her seemingly perfect husband who just might have secrets of his own, or will she break every rule and follow her heart?
Whatever she decides, she'd better figure it out fast because in small town suburbia nothing stays secret for very long.
Sexy and engaging, with characters who seem like friends and issues that make you think about marriage, satisfaction and the lines we draw, Secrets of the Suburbs is the perfect book to curl up with next to your (sweet) snoring husband.
Julia Burch is a typical fifty-year-old tired of her typical life. But that changes when she answers a mysterious phone call that takes her back thirty years. A series of inexplicable events leaves Julia searching for answers—and forces her to face the source of her unhappiness. But this is only the beginning; there are others who desperately need the vibrant faith and message of love Julia has rediscovered. Prisoners of the past, they have lost hope for anything better and, for some, time is running out. What follows is a journey that crosses social status, racial lines, and even time itself to unite a group of people called to an adventure that will surpass anything they could have imagined.
A young woman without prospects at a ball in Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island is a target for a certain kind of "suitor." At the Memorial Day Ball during the Panic of 1893, impoverished but feisty Penelope Stanton draws the unwanted advances of a villainous millionaire banker who preys on distressed women--the incorrigible Edgar Daggers. Over a series of encounters, he promises Penelope the financial security she craves, but at what cost? Skilled in the art of flirtation, Edgar is not without his charms, and Penelope is attracted to him against her better judgment. Initially, as Penelope grows into her own in the burgeoning early Women's Suffrage Movement, Edgar exerts pressure, promising to use his power and access to help her advance. But can he be trusted, or are his words part of an elaborate mind game played between him and his wife? During a glittering age where a woman's reputation is her most valuable possession, Penelope must decide whether to compromise her principles for love, lust, and the allure of an easier life.
Some people can only dream of living out their fantasies. Cupcake shop owner Denie Shaw is the exception to the rule. This young, witty and charming woman seems to have a perfectly balanced life. Years of making bad relationship decisions had given Denie, owner of Icing, the opportunity not only to become a strong, successful business woman, but also managed to involve her three best friends in her crazy cupcake adventures. Denie’s sweet life gets turned upside down when she meets her crush, Tom Billingsly, right wing for the Cleveland Monsters hockey team. Together, Denie and Tom strike up a relationship that seems to have all the right ingredients. Will Denie allow the fear of heartache to guide her choice, or will she take the leap of faith and trust God to provide a solid recipe for her life?
Newly divorced Rhonda, haunted by her sister Evelyn’s ghost, travels to an old palazzo in Rome to confront Marco, the man who stole her sister’s heart, only to find out he’s vanished in the wake of Evelyn’s death. Meanwhile, Rhonda’s nineteen-year-old daughter Olivia, adopted by Rhonda at birth, travels to the mysterious and lush waters of northern Vietnam, where she’s been summoned by the missing Marco, a man she only knows from her parents’ whispers, a man she has never met or seen.
Soon, truths are exposed and lives unraveled, and the real journey begins. Four lives in all, spanning three continents, are now bound together in an unfathomable way and they tell a powerful story about love in all its incarnations, filial and amorous, healing and destructive.
Following her heart Kate understood Robert was her destiny. What chance did she have against the sheer magnetism of his physical presence, the spell he cast upon her. She was enchanted by him with her eyes wide open and all she could think about is wanting more. She glanced down at the rings on her left hand. He was completely hers and she was completely his. Robert's intensity was nearly more than she could handle all while believing she won the jackpot with her gladiator of a husband. Kate didn't know a great deal about her dark mysterious knight. She sensed there were secrets behind all his extremes and it was going to be her mission to learn everything. The question was at what cost to her would his secrets reveal. . .
Kate met Robert when her world was falling apart. He was a driving force of nature--a gorgeous cop who demanded respect and turned heads--and he knew he wanted Kate from the moment he saw her. They were married after only a week of dating. Some said it was too soon, but Kate knew it was just right for her and her terminator of a husband.
It hasn't even been a year since their wedding, and it feels as though they've lived a million lives, filled with travel, romance, adventure, and amazing sex. Kate is finally starting to understand Robert's over-protective nature as she learns more about her dark knight's past. She is his hard won prize, and everything he does is for Kate and their future.
Then, a new arrival changes things. Kate's crazy Uncle Jack shows up in his usual manner, by surprise, and Robert proves to be a pup in this older wolf's presence. Kate can hardly believe how star struck Robert is over Jack. However, with Jack's training, Robert could become a super cop, so Jack decides to stick around--which might prove to be an advantage to Kate as she continues learning the secrets of the intense man she desperately loves.
I married my husband Robert only a week after I started dating him. Some people say that was too soon. I think it was just right. It’s been a trill for the most part learning and living with my terminator of a husband. Some days it’s more than I can handle only he seems to do a good job getting me through those rough patches. Roberts past is surfacing more and more the longer we are together. There are times I want to cry or scream as his history unfolds. I have to keep reminding myself.. It’s his past..