Dear Santa, I've been a good girl. Well, mostly. These days, I'm usually the one dishing out advice. But the readers of "Dear Debbie" don't know that I've never been the love of anyone's life. As soon as I landed at the Rocking Chair Ranch, though, my luck started to change…thanks to one special guest. Promoter Drew Madison wants to shine a spotlight on the ranch's retired cowboys. But I'm the one who feels aglow every time he glances my way. And the electricity between us? It sure could light up every town in Texas! Still, after he discovers my secret, I'm afraid that I'll be thrust back into darkness. Now I only want one thing for Christmas: for Drew to give me—no, us—a second chance… —Lainie
Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: THE RANCHER’S CHRISTMAS SONG The Cowboys of Cold Creek by RaeAnne Thayne Music teacher Ella Baker doesn’t have time to corral rancher Beckett McKinley’s two wild boys. But when they ask her to teach them a song for their father, she manages to wrangle some riding lessons out of the deal. Still, Ella and Beckett come from two different worlds, and it might take a Christmas mircle to finally bring them together. A COWBOY FAMILY CHRISTMAS Rocking Chair Rodeo by Judy Duarte When Drew Madison, a handsome rodeo promoter, meets the temporary cook at the Rocking Chair Ranch, the avowed bachelor falls for the lovely Lainie Montoya. But things get complicated when he learns she’s the mystery woman who broke up his sister’s marriage! HIS BY CHRISTMAS The Bachelors of Blackwater Lake by Teresa Southwick Calhoun Hart was planning on filling his forced vacation with adventure and extreme sports until he broke his leg. Now he’s stuck on a beautiful tropical island working with Justine Walker to get some business done on the sly—and is suddenly falling for the calm, collected woman with dreams of her own.
Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: NO ORDINARY FORTUNE The Fortunes of Texas: The Rulebreakers by Judy Duarte Carlo Mendoza always thought he had the market cornered on charm, until he met Schuyler Fortunado. She’s a force of nature—and secretly a Fortune! And when Schuyler takes a job with Carlo at the Mendoza Winery, sparks fly! AN ENGAGEMENT FOR TWO Matchmaking Mamas by Marie Ferrarella The Matchmaking Mamas are at it again, this time for Mikki McKenna, a driven internist who has always shied away from commitment. But when Jeff Sabatino invites her to dine at his restaurant and sparks a chance at a relationship, she begins to wonder if this table for two might be worth the risk after all. THE SINGLE DAD’S FAMILY RECIPE The McKinnels of Jewell Rock by Rachael Johns Single-dad chef Lachlan McKinnell is opening a restaurant at his family’s whiskey distillery and struggling to find a suitable head hostess. Trying to recover from tragedy, Eliza Coleman thinks a move to Jewell Rock and a job at a brand-new restaurant could be the fresh start she’s looking for. She never expected to fall for her boss, but it’s beginning to look like they have all the ingredients for a perfect family!
Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: DETECTIVE BARELLI’S LEGENDARY TRIPLETS The Wyoming Multiples by Melissa Senate Norah Ingalls went to bed a single mom of triplets—and woke up married! They might try to blame it on the spiked punch, but Detective Reed Barelli is finding it impossible to walk away from this instant family! THE SOLDIER’S TWIN SURPRISE Rocking Chair Rodeo by Judy Duarte Erica Campbell is only here to give army pilot Clay Matthews the news: she’s having his babies. Two of them! But can she count on Clay—a man whose dreams of military glory have just been dashed—to be her partner in parenthood? THE CAPTAIN’S BABY BARGAIN American Heroes by Merline Lovelace After one hot night, Captain Suzanne Hall remembers everything she craved about her sexy ex-husband. Now she’s pregnant and Gabe thinks they should get married…again! Will they be able to overcome everything that tore them apart before?
No Ordinary Fortune
Author: Judy Duarte
A Fortune by any other name… Still means trouble! As vice president of Mendoza Winery, Miami transplant Carlo Mendoza knows most of the famous Fortunes. So when sultry Schuyler Fortunado saunters into the tasting room, claiming a connection to the Texas family, naturally he’s suspicious. Which doesn’t stop him from hiring her—or desiring her! The divorced restaurateur has vowed to keep his heart off the menu, but this feisty (faux?) Fortune might just change his mind!
Roping in the Cowgirl
Author: Judy Duarte
The path to true love lies deep in the heart of Texas! As a child, the Rocking C was Blake Darnell's home away from home. Now it's a place for former rodeo cowboys to hang up their spurs…and the LA attorney is back in Texas to stop his uncle from making the biggest mistake of his life! Until he locks horns with Shannon Cramer, the sexy RN in charge of the place. Blake thinks his uncle is falling for a gold-digger, but Shannon believes it's love even if the gorgeous, jaded lawyer doesn't. Agreeing to disagree gets complicated as their attraction heats up. But the born-and-bred cowgirl's digging in her boot heels—she'll settle for nothing less than this city slicker's heart! Rocking Chair Rodeo: Cowboys—and true love—never go out of style!
A pint-sized Texas surprise! Nothing—not even a bucking bronc—can unnerve Nate Gallagher…until he lays eyes on the tiny newborn who's been entrusted to his care. The former rodeo champ isn't ready for fatherhood. Heck, the precious baby girl may not even be his. Still, he aims to step up and give her a home at the Rocking C. That is, if pretty social worker Anna Reynolds decides Nate's daddy material after all. Making sure that father and infant daughter bond is Anna's job. But what about the fiery bond forming between Anna and Nate? Can Nate become the family man Anna believes he can be? Because she's this close to gambling her future on the rugged cowboy daddy!
Author: Judy Duarte
In the San Diego suburb of Fairbrook, past Applewood Drive and up First Street, lies Mulberry Park, a peaceful haven for locals from all walks of life. And at the center of its lush green lawn grows a massive mulberry tree--tall enough to take a most precious wish as high as it can go, and to open a few hearts along the way. . . Each day after work, Claire Harper drives to Mulberry Park and jogs for miles, hoping to find a respite from her sadness. It's futile, until the evening a letter falls from its hiding place in a nearby tree. Inside the bright pink envelope emblazoned with the words "To God From Analisa," is a note written by a seven-year-old girl, urging God to look after her parents in Heaven and help those she loves on Earth. On impulse, Claire writes back, hoping to preserve Analisa's innocent belief in answered prayers--even if Claire lost her own faith. . . Gradually, Analisa's letters draw Claire out of her cocoon and into the companionship of other Mulberry Park regulars--all, in their own way, in need of comfort. As friendships grow, each will discover just how far one simple letter can reach. . . "An uplifting story about one little girl's unflinching faith and how she extends an open and loving hand to the broken people around her, bringing them close to each other and back into God's gentle embrace." --Cathy Lamb, author of Henry's Sisters
Stubby Pringle's Christmas
Author: Jack Schaefer
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
The spirit of Christmas is contagious and overwhelming in this charming and unpredictable holiday tale. Orphaned at thirteen, the poorly paid, patched-clothed cowhand Stubby Pringle is now nearing twenty as he looks forward to whooping it up at the schoolhouse in the valley for the Christmas dance. His box of chocolates is tucked into his saddlebag for the gal who “appeals to him most and seems most susceptible.” But this Christmas Eve Stubby finds that the magic of the season may have something different in store for him. In true Schaefer fashion, Stubby Pringle delights readers and fills our hearts with the magic and spirit of Christmas.
The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
Marry Me, Mendoza!
Author: Judy Duarte
Second-chance sweethearts? Nicole Castleton was a shrewd businesswoman with a Texas-sized stubborn streak. She needed a husband in a hurry, and no one but her ex, Miguel Mendoza, would do! Yet she had her doubts—sweet, sexy Miguel still shook her to the core of her expensive Castleton boots. And when it came right down to it, she still desired the man beyond words. Was it a ghost standing on his doorstep? Or could this really be his Nicole? The girl who broke Miguel's heart ten years ago was back—with a crazy proposal for a strictly business marriage! A desire for payback—and one last round of romance with the one who'd gotten away—tempted Miguel beyond any dollar amount. But this time, he wasn't so sure he'd be able to walk away from the woman of his dreams….
Click, Clack, Moo
Author: Doreen Cronin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This quirky, hilarious farmyard tale from the New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin is now an eBook with audio! Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears “ Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. ” But Farmer Brown’s problems get bigger when his cows start leaving him notes! Listen in on the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside down!
Two words change her world… “You’re pregnant.” After one hot night, Captain Suzanne Hall remembers everything she craved about her sexy ex-husband. But when duty calls, she remembers everything that separated them. Till she finds out she’s pregnant! A former soldier, Gabe is rooted in his hometown, while Suzanne flies around the world. But with his baby in the balance, there are only three words he can utter: “Marry me. Again.”
Fairbrook is a town tailor-made for the holidays, with beautiful old houses dotting quaintly named streets like Sugar Plum Lane and Nutcracker Court. But cash-strapped single mom Carly Westbrook worries about providing a merry Christmas for her boys. Their run-ins with cranky neighbor Max Tolliver, an aspiring novelist stricken with writer's block, don't help. Between losing his muse and the Westbrook boys wreaking havoc in his once orderly life, Max could use a Christmas miracle. Fortunately, the Diamond Lils, a ladies group who meet weekly to play poker and socialize, are looking to do some good deeds--and they think a little matchmaking for Carly is a perfect place to start. . . "This is a solid Christmas read, firmly in the spirit of the holiday." --Publishers Weekly "For fans of Debbie Macomber." –Library Journal