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Keri's Christmas Wish
Pamela S. Thibodeaux
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Durée : 2 h et 42 min
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For as long as she can remember, Keri Jackson has despised the hype and commercialism around Christmas, especially with the controversy over the time of Jesus's birth. Jeremy Hinton thinks Keri is a highly intelligent, deeply emotional, and intensely complex woman, and he's as fascinated by her aversion to Christmas as he is the woman herself. A devout Christian at heart, he's studied all of the world's religions and homeopathic healing modalities. But when a rare bacterial infection threatens her life, will all of his faith and training be for naught?
Fate declared them neighbors. Scandal insisted they were brothers. The fact that they looked enough alike to be twins only added fuel to the rumors flying about their parentage. For 50-plus years, Craig Harris and Scott Hensley have enjoyed a bond nothing can sever. Not the insinuations that they share the same father. Not the years of strife and grief and heartache.
Lori Strickland (introduced in Tempered Fire) has always been known as her father's "wild child" with no desire to change, until she meets ex-bull-rider-turned-preacher Rafe Judson. Her attempts to change her wanton ways come to naught, until she realizes redemption only comes with true repentance.
Are all killers spawned from abuse? Some are...After a lifetime of surviving the most horrific abuse imaginable, Eleanor Griffin finds herself slipping deeper into her own personal hell, until the lines of reality begin to blur, and Elle, her alternate personality, emerges. And Elle is out for blood. Fueled by murder, rage, and vengeance, Elle cuts a swath through the men responsible for her torment. But she doesn’t stop there. For there are far too many sadistic monsters walking the Earth, and Elle intends to destroy them.
A young girl’s escape from a life of horrific abuse...and the killer from her past that continues to haunt her... Elenore Griffin is finally free of the abuse she’s suffered most all her young life. But some demons never die, and the road to freedom is laced with a new kind of pain. To break free, Elenore must confront her troubled past head-on. But deep beneath the trauma lies something dark and dangerous. With every buried memory she unearths, Elenore finds herself more and more trapped in a web of lies and deceit.
When Bridget, Cici and Lindsay left behind their safe suburban lives for a stately old mansion in the Shenandoah Valley, they redefined the concept of family. The friends, like the house, have faced many challenges and undergone major changes over the years. But the one thing they never imagined was that one day they would be expanding their house of women to make room for a husband.
Ben Logan fell in love once, to a city girl who left him at the altar to run off with another man. A mail-order bride appears to be the answer to his need for a wife to warm his bed, as long as she loves the country life as he does. He doesn't need much, but he won't risk his heart again. When Emily arrives, her curves tempt him nearly as much as her smile. But his ex-fiancée is back, and determined to have Ben for herself, even if it means murder.
Alice Carter found herself a widow, her doctor husband murdered as he left the hospital where he worked. Alice, too, is a doctor and thought she wouldn't have any trouble finding a position with the hospital where her husband had been so well regarded. She was wrong. Seems no one wanted a female doctor, especially one in mourning. Seeing no other way out, Alice becomes a mail-order bride to a doctor in Hope's Crossing in the Montana Territory. Can Alice and Jeremiah have a future when ghosts from her past still hold her heart?
In 1851, Elizabeth Parker, a free black child in Chester County, Pennsylvania, was bound and gagged, snatched from a local farm, and hurried off to a Baltimore slave pen. Two weeks later, her teenage sister, Rachel, was abducted from another Chester County farm. Because slave catchers could take fugitive slaves and free blacks across state lines to be sold, the border country of Pennsylvania/Maryland had become a dangerous place for most black people.
Amelia James grew up performing on the stage. Her stunning voice made her the darling of New York's theater district since she was 15. She's never been more than an asset to her mother, never been just a woman to the young up-and-coming men who want to use her to advance their own careers. Amelia loves to sing, but is willing to give up fame, fortune, and her future on the stage for just one thing...love. Convinced she'll never find what she needs in New York, she makes the decision to leave her life behind and travel to the other side of the country as a mail order bride.
Working long hours in a New York City bakery is not at all what Sophia Hayes had planned for her life. When her fiancé breaks their engagement to marry her thinner, blonder, more beautiful sister, Sophia knows it is time to do something drastic, something completely unexpected. All she's ever wanted is to have a husband and family of her own. Agreeing to be a mail-order bride seems the perfect answer.
Isabella Latham's callous father sold her into marriage to settle a gambling debt. Rather than face life with a cruel man more than twice her age, she runs from New York and becomes a mail-order bride. Bella's dreams are simple. All she needs to be happy is a home, children, and an honorable man to love her.
Valerie Burrows is running from a wedding, her attorney fiancé, and the law. Pampered Valerie takes a bus to nowhere, where she learns her cash and credit cards have been stolen. Left with only her designer clothes and luggage she takes on a new identity and must learn to be self-reliant. She swears off men, especially attorneys, only to find the one man who refuses a one night stand and wants a relationship.
Jesse Donovan spent the last four years chasing gold, hoping to convince his New York fiancée to join him. He's now rich, successful, and eager for his wife-to-be to make the trip out west. But now that it's time to travel to Hope's Crossing and marry Jesse, the New York socialite sends him a letter informing him of her intention to marry another. Heartbroken and lonely, Jesse contacts Matchmaker & Co. for a mail order bride.
Five years ago, a band of outlaws murdered Josephine Shafter's parents and younger brother. Desperate for vengeance, Jo has spent every day since serving the law as a bounty hunter. But the trouble with justice served is that now that her family's killer has been brought in, she has nothing to do and no one to hunt. She decides it may be time for a new life and a fresh start. She longs for the arms of a strong man around her, and for a child of her own. But the Chicago dandies don't know how to kiss a woman who is tougher than they are.
In the historical western town of Fort Worth, Texas, matchmaking mother Eugenia Burnett has achieved her goals. Her three sons are happily married, and she has three grandchildren, with the fourth on the way. But she hasn't given up her matchmaking ways. Now she's introducing lonely widows and widowers. Until one widower, rancher Wyatt Jones, lets her know he's only interested in one woman: her. Sworn never to remarry, Eugenia doesn't want a husband. But Wyatt wants Eugenia and he's one determined cowboy.
When her parents died, Molly McGregor did what she needed to survive in New York City all alone. She took a job for a well-respected banker, but made a discovery that put her life in danger. Now, in 1882, she is fleeing New York for the western frontier. Molly makes the desperate decision to become a mail order bride in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. She doesn't hope for much, just that her new husband will be strong enough to protect her from the danger she fears will follow.
Zach Anderson is a desperate man. He needs to find a killer before the man destroys Zach's entire family. He also must convince Lily Sutter, the woman he loves, that she loves him and wants to marry him. Neither task is an easy one.
All Liam Anderson wanted after the War Between the States, was a little peace. After 17 years in the army, he's tired of fighting and killing. Having lost his beloved wife to influenza, he's tired of hurting. And seeing his baby brother framed for murder, he's tired of injustice. He left everything behind to help his brothers escape, packed up his children and possessions, and took them all to a gold claim in Deadwood.
After turning down the powerful and wealthy owner of Triple Bar-S Ranch to sell her inheritance and walk away from the obligations of running one of the biggest cattle ranches in West Texas, Sutton puts her Dallas condo on the market, resigns her position from SP, packs the contents of her life into boxes, and heads for the one place filled with bittersweet memories - Paradise Ranch.