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Desperate

They Always Get Their Man!

In 1880 Zenith Texas, the McKenzie sisters, Meg, Annabelle and Ruby find themselves penniless after the death of their father. When the bank threatens foreclosure, the women realize they need a way to support themselves. They have three options; marriage, women’s work or… following in their papa’s footstep.

The kickoff book to the Lipstick and Lead series.

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Bella

Love versus ambition! 

Bella Francis is an heiress whose duty is to marry a wealthy young man of her father’s choosing – which is why she ran from that life. Bella follows her friend and fellow suffragette to a western town in Texas, where she pursues owning her own bakery. She finds the perfect space, but the man who owns the building not only refuses to lease to her, but also had the nerve to spark her interest!

Luca Ruffini has a buyer for the family bakery and is in the process of selling the building to pursue his own dreams. His father, who doesn’t want to sell the building, insists Luca put his plans on hold for six weeks to give Bella a chance to fulfill her passion for baking. Yet Bella is a temptation he finds himself unable to deny.

In the end, whose dream will be fulfilled and who will give up their dream for love? Who will concede?

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Abigail

Women Wanted – Feisty, Head Strong Women Need Not Apply

In New Hope, Texas women like children, are to be seen and not heard. Their only job in life is to marry, procreate and be a loyal, obedient wife. Thus the shortage of available women. Until, Abigail Vanderhooten is unexpectedly called home, her head filled with ideas of changing the world where a woman can own a business and have a bank account. This little rebel is determined to bring the town’s laws into the nineteenth century, even if it means sacrificing her reputation.

Jack Turner likes being the mayor in a small, quiet western town where the biggest rabble rousers are cowboys on Saturday night. Everything is about to change when Abigail Vanderhooten, a tiny sprite of a woman returns to town, ready to take on the local laws. While trying to keep the town from splitting apart, he’s surprised how her strong spirit captivates him. And he’s shocked when she manages to worm her way into his bachelor heart, with her controversial ideas of women earning a living the same as a man. 

With a woman’s revolution brewing, will Jack be forced to run her out of town, before he has a chance to convey how she’s changed him. Or will Abigail give up on New Hope, Texas and return to Boston? 

Can love blossom and change a woman and a man with different ideals?

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My Sister’s Boyfriend

The trouble with identical twins…

He’s back. The one guy she never wanted to see again. Her high school indiscretion, Brent Moulton, has returned to Tyler, Texas. Only Jennifer Riley knows the truth about that night so long ago when she switched places with her twin sister, Julie.

…they look alike.

Fifteen years later, life has thrown them back together. Will Brent overcome his commitment issues and realize that Jennifer just might be the right twin for him.

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A Hero’s Heart

Wade Ketchum is searching for his only surviving sibling when he finds a ready-made family. 

Rachel Cooke is stranded on the Oregon trail with three orphans and a rebellious sister, until gambler Wade Ketchum rescues them. The hardened cowboy is searching to find his long lost brother, is out of cash and has no time for a praying spinster. When Rachel runs out of options, she makes a deal. Wade must pretend to be her husband and help her reach Oregon. But somewhere along the trail, pretending becomes real. Can she help Wade realize that he still has a heart capable of love?

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Wronged

Scandal, Bigamy and Murder 

Marian Cuvier is shocked to learn her husband’s been murdered. Especially after the detective informs her she’s not the only woman he married. There are three Cuvier widows and each one is suspected of murder.

Louis Fournet, Jean’s partner in Cuvier Shipping wants to sell the business, but Jean’s stubborn widow, Marian insists on taking Jean’s place after his death. The intriguing widow is a beautiful temptation, Louis doesn’t need and yet he wants.

Wielding his power to sell the business without her knowledge, Louis must choose between the widow or his dreams. Can Marian learn to trust again or will Louis’ ruthless ambition shatter her heart as well as her future.

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A Scarlet Bride

A Scarlet Woman and a Handsome Rake
How Do You Seduce A Woman Who Mistrusts All men? 

Alexandra Thurston wants revenge. Revenge on the husband who accused her of infidelity and divorced her, tainting her as a scarlet woman. She vows to reclaim her good name and never marry again. But her father wants grandchildren, heirs to his banking fortune and is determined to find her a husband.  He has no luck until she finds herself caught in a compromising position with the handsome plantation owner, Connor Manning.

Connor Manning loves only one thing, his southern plantation and he’s desperate to save River Bend from the tax man. Desperate enough to agree to marry Alexandra for cold hard cash never dreaming that this spirited woman would ensnare his heart, leaving him yearning for a marriage more than in name only–knowing their marriage is based on a terrible betrayal.

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The Marshal Takes a Bride

The Marshal’s Mother Wants Grandchildren.

Marshal Tucker Burnett has cleaned up his gunslinger past and is now a respectable lawman. But he’s determined to remain single even after his crafty mother has found eligible women for his brothers to marry. Until Dr. Sarah James returns home to Fort Worth, Texas due to an urgent telegram. Tucker is unable to forget that one night in Tombstone when Sarah patched up his body and his soul. Yet Sarah has returned with a secret of her own. A secret that could change Tucker forever.

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The Rancher Takes a Bride

Three Reluctant Sons and One Determined Matchmaking Mother

An endearingly desperate mom who’ll stop at nothing until she gets grandchildren. 

A kind-hearted con artist. 

A gruff, stubborn man who needs love.

Rose runs a seance parlor to help people deal with the death of their loved ones … even though she doesn’t have a psychic bone in her body. She knows that one day her deception might catch up with her, but she’s certainly not expecting jail time … or a hot-headed, obstinate cowboy and his desperate, match-making mom.

This meddling mama will do everything in her power to keep Rose from leaving town. Including stooping to a con and deception of her own.

When sparks fly, can an interfering mother bring together a strong-willed con artist and a hard-hearted rancher, or will their stubbornness ruin everything? 

If you like meddling mamas, laugh-out-loud antics, and impossibly head-strong characters, dive into this western series that’s guaranteed to keep you giggling all night long.

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The Reluctant Santa

Scrooge Colin McDermott Has One Last Chance To Get Christmas Right 

Colin McDermott hates Christmas, doesn’t like children and is focused on making his first million. But two angels are fighting for his soul and to teach him about the importance of love and family. This is his last chance to learn the true meaning of Christmas. Watch as Colin receives everything he never wanted for Christmas. 

In this second chance romance, Brooke Warren is stunned to see her former lover. But she’s in desperate need to locate a Santa for her children’s program and Colin wants to present his software to the hospital board. 

Can these two work together to bring Christmas to the children’s hospital? And what about their past? When secrets are revealed, what will Colin choose?

A redemption story of a man who has a good reason for hating Christmas.

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Beguiled

Scandal, Bigomy and Murder

Recently married Layla Cuvier is awakened to the shocking news that her husband is murdered and she is not his only widow. It’s true, she hated Jean Cuvier who forced Layla’s father to sell his shipping company and sanctioned their marriage. There may be three Cuvier widows, but Layla is the suspected killer.

Forced to turn to the man she blames for the sale of her father’s shipping company, she must trust Drew Soulier, the best attorney in New Orleans. Layla knows Drew doubts her innocence and is only using her trial to further his political ambitions, yet she can’t seem to deny his allure and finds herself struggling to resist her desires.

Is Drew the man to find the truth that saves Layla from hanging and heals her troubled heart? Or will he stop at nothing to achieve his goal to be mayor?

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Betrayed

Scandal, Bigamy and Murder 

Nicole Cuvier went to New Orleans to share wonderful news with her husband only to discover him in a hotel room murdered, with two other women claiming to be his wives. It seems there are three Cuvier Widows and each one is suspected of murder. 

Pregnant, unmarried, and now a widow with a plantation on the verge of bankruptcy. Nicole needs a temporary husband. Someone to save Rosewood and give her child a last name. Enter a handsome drifter, Maxim Viel, who agrees to marry her, but unbeknownst to Nicole, wants more than a temporary arrangement. 

Can his strong arms, tender caresses and heated kisses heal her shattered heart? Or could the price of his love, be more than Nicole is willing to give? 

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