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About Aileen Fish
USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Fish is an avid quilter and auto racing fan who finds there aren't enough hours in a day/week/lifetime to stay up with her "to do" list. There is always another quilt or story begging to steal away attention from the others. When she has a spare moment she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and their families. Her books include The Bridgethorpe Brides series and the Small Town Sweethearts series.
She also writes steamy romance under the pen-name Ari Thatcher.
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Loads of laughs as our authors follow behind hapless men and women as they tangle with weather, obstacles, and each other while trying to maintain a good work ethic and not fall in love.
Susan Jean Ricci – Just Horsing Around: NEW! Horse ranchers turned sleuths, Joshua and Bella endeavor to purge an unsavory character who’s destroying their precious neighboring wetlands – and confront falling love in the process.
Dani Haviland – The Purebred and the Mutt: NEW! Cultures clash when a British celebrity and a proud but poor American wind up under the same roof in Forever, Montana.
Mona Risk – Delightfully Serious Plans: NEW! A jack of all trades fights discrimination to win the heart of the lady lawyer who dreams of cruising the world with him.
Susanne Matthews – Emerald Glow: NEW! She’s given up on finding the right man. After a painful divorce, he’s sworn off women. A new job is what they both need to get their lives in order. But you don’t always get what you want, especially when a typo can spell disaster.
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The angel and her dog rescued him, but would she be able to rescue his heart?
Merry Christmas, Darling by Denise Devine, USA Today Bestselling Author
A desperate bachelor enlists his neighbor to pose as his wife to appease his dying mother and unexpectedly finds love under the mistletoe.
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Basingstoke has ignored the rumors about his romantic scandals for the most part, accepting them as part of being a single gentleman with a title. In one way, it’s kept the marriage-minded mothers from thrusting their daughters into his reach. Although a staunch member of the Wicked Earls’ Club and enjoying his carefree ways, he admits he’s reached an age when he would like to marry. Luckily, those supposed scandals aren’t keeping away the woman he’s grown to love--Lady Phoebe.
When Basingstoke discovers Lady Phoebe’s diary, he blames her for creating the rumors. Hurt to the bone, he wants nothing more to do with her. Heartbroken, she goes in search of the real rumormonger. Can she prove her innocence and regain Basingstoke’s love?
James Barrow, newly styled Earl of Barrow, needs answers and the only person who might be able to help is the one woman in London he’d least like to see, and he’s certain she wants nothing to do with him.
Miss Heloise Hamilton is glad she doesn’t need to marry for money. In fact, she doesn’t need to marry at all, so she’s free to wait for true love. But allowing someone to love her requires trust, and she’s doesn’t give that easily.
Barrow has never had a woman tell him no, and he’s discovered it makes the chase all that much more fun. He knows they’re perfect together, but how does he convince Heloise?
Find forgotten (or new) passions in this box set of winter and snow-themed romances by award winning novelists. From Navy aviators to bad boy escorts, lawyers and park rangers to exotic dancers, join our troupe as they battle betrayals and kidnappers, strong emotions and challenging weather to survive and find comfort in each other’s arms.
Mona Risk – Through the Blizzard - With canceled flights, passengers trapped, baby crying, getting stranded by a blizzard could have been worse if Dr. Sylvia wasn't stranded with sexy James Alexander and his baby niece Clem.
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Jen Talty – Nightshade - His betrayal and her deception could cost them everything they wanted…and put their lives in an inescapable deadly situation.
Alicia Street – Star, Love and Pirouettes - Who can Jenna trust? The star actor who lures her away from her world of pirouettes—or the mysterious stargazer whose every touch takes her to the moon and back?
Bored with yet another London Season, Lady Mercy Spencer and her friends challenge each other to steal a kiss from one of a select number of rogues, preferably as wicked a man as possible. Who better to choose among than the members of the elite club known as The Wicked Earls?
A tempting distraction
When his finances take a crashing blow, William Young, Eighth Earl of Woodcliffe has little choice but to lie low while he searches for the man who stole all his money. As he hunts down Eli Grainger¬¬dodging those to whom he owes money all the while¬¬he realizes he’s being pursued, too, by one Lady Mercy Spencer. Of all the young ladies in Town for the Season, Lady Mercy is the most dangerous, owing to her overprotective brother. She’s determined to trap him in a scandal, it seems. As beautiful as she is sly, avoiding her could prove more difficult than restoring his funds. Why won’t she find some other poor sod to marry and allow him to continue his glorious, hedonistic ways?
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The Christmas season has always been important to Nash Sinclair. Home from the war and surrounded by his large, loving family, he realizes what is missing from his life: a wife. Not too surprisingly, he is looking at his sister-in-law’s rather becoming (and unmarried) sister when he makes the decision.
Lady Julianna intends to remain unmarried, having no need for a husband to live the life of her dreams. Rather than explain her unusual choice, she insists only a man who slays dragons would suit her, and since dragons don't exist, neither does her ideal beau.
Not one to turn away from a challenge, Nash enlists the aid of his nieces and nephews in a scheme sure to win Lady Julianna's affection. But as he comes to know the lady better, he realizes he’s risking his own heart. When did his silly idea become a crucial quest?
Lady Madeleine Lumley can’t bear to part with her brother’s prized stallion, but he must sell it in order to re-establish the family stud after the tragic loss of most of their horses. She convinces her brother to challenge another breeder to a winner-take-all wager in a special race. No one knows that horse better than Madeleine does, and following the rules is not her strong suit, so she schemes to secretly jockey the horse in that race. Then the Duke of Nobleham gets in the way and ruins her one chance of keeping the stallion.
He needs a foundation stallion for his line of race horses.
Nobleham’s fed up with Polite Society, and if he didn’t fear for Madeleine’s safety, he’d love to see if she could win. But if she does, the horse won’t be on the market and he needs it to establish his horse farm in Virginia. As he gets to know her, his admiration for Madeleine turns into something more, and she is falling in love with him, too.
Yet loving him means moving to Virginia and leaving her family behind, a thought she can’t bear, but life without Nobleham would be bleak. How can she choose between the two?
Captain Samuel Lumley is proud to follow in his cousin’s footsteps and serve king and country in the cavalry. Wounded in the Battle of Waterloo, he is cared for by an angel in the form of his lieutenant’s wife. A promise to his dying comrade leaves Sam with the responsibility of seeing to the safety of the lieutenant’s widow, Mrs. Ellen Staverton.
Upon their return to England, Ellen finds herself homeless and in need of employment. When Sam’s mother offers her a temporary home with the family, Ellen quickly grows too fond of them and Sam in particular. She must find a position before she falls for him, which would dishonor the memory of her dead husband.
Night terrors of the slaughters he survived have left Sam an empty husk of a man. He has little to offer a woman beyond his name and income so he won’t think of marriage, but the only joy in his life is the laughter of his angel, Ellen. Can he heal his inner wounds before she is gone from his life completely?