Tara Taylor Quinn Books In Order

By The Year 2000 Books In Publication Order

  1. If He Could See Me Now (By:Rebecca Winters) (1999)
  2. My Babies and Me (1999)
  3. The Wrong Bride (By:Judith Arnold) (1999)

Chapman Files Books In Publication Order

  1. The First Wife (2010)
  2. The Second Lie (2010)
  3. The Third Secret (2010)
  4. The Fourth Victim (2010)

Colton 911: Grand Rapids Books In Publication Order

  1. Colton 911: Family Defender (2020)
  2. Family Defender (2020)
  3. Suspect Under Siege (By:Jane Godman) (2020)
  4. Detective on Call (By:Regan Black) (2020)
  5. Agent By Her Side (By:Deborah Fletcher Mello) (2020)
  6. In Hot Pursuit (By:Geri Krotow) (2020)
  7. Ultimate Showdown (By:Addison Fox) (2020)

Coltons Of Mustang Valley Books In Publication Order

  1. Colton’s Lethal Reunion (2020)
  2. Colton Baby Conspiracy (By:Marie Ferrarella) (2020)
  3. Colton Family Bodyguard (By:Geri Krotow) (2020)
  4. Colton Family Bodyguard (By:Jennifer Morey) (2020)
  5. Colton First Responder (By:Linda O Johnston) (2020)
  6. In Colton’s Custody (By:Geri Krotow) (2020)
  7. Colton Cowboy Jeopardy (By:Regan Black) (2020)
  8. Colton’s Deadly Disguise (By:Geri Krotow) (2020)
  9. Colton’s Undercover Reunion (By:Lara Lacombe) (2020)
  10. Deadly Colton Search (By:Addison Fox) (2020)
  11. Hunting the Colton Fugitive (By:Colleen Thompson) (2020)

Cooper’s Corner Books In Publication Order

  1. My Christmas Cowboy (By:Kate Hoffmann) (2002)
  2. After Darke (By:Heather MacAllister) (2002)
  3. The Search (By:) (2002)
  4. The Legend (By:C.J. Carmichael) (2002)
  5. His Brother’s Bride (2002)
  6. Strangers When We Meet (By:Marisa Carroll) (2002)
  7. Dancing in the Dark (By:Sandra Marton) (2002)
  8. Cradle and All (By:) (2003)
  9. Far From Over (By:Bobby Hutchinson) (2003)
  10. Accidental Family (By:Kristin Gabriel) (2003)
  11. For the Love of Mike! (By:Muriel Jensen) (2003)
  12. For Better or For Worse (By:Debbi Rawlins) (2003)
  13. Her Stolen Past (By:Amanda Stevens) (2003)

Daycare Chronicles Books In Publication Order

  1. Her Lost and Found Baby (2018)
  2. An Unexpected Christmas Baby (2018)
  3. The Baby Arrangement / Braden’s Baby Plan (2019)

Diamond Legacy Books In Publication Order

  1. Like Father, Like Son (By:Karina Bliss) (2008)
  2. A Daughter’s Trust (2009)
  3. A Mother’s Secret (By:Janice Kay Johnson) (2009)

Family Man Books In Publication Order

  1. A Suitable Bodyguard / The Bodyguard (By:Kathryn Shay) (1996)
  2. The Birth Mother (1996)
  3. A Father’s Place (By:Joan Kilby) (2000)

Family Secrets Books In Publication Order

  1. For Love or Money (2016)
  2. Her Soldier’s Baby (2016)
  3. The Cowboy’s Twins (2017)

Fortunes Of Texas Books In Publication Order

  1. A Fortunes of Texas Christmas (By:Helen Lacey) (2017)
  2. Fortune’s Christmas Baby (2018)

Hayden Sisters Books In Publication Order

  1. Father: Unknown (1998)
  2. The Heart of Christmas (1998)

Heartwarming Christmas Books In Publication Order

  1. The Gingerbread Men (By:Patricia Bradley) (2015)
  2. Coming Home to Christmas Town (By:Anna J. Stewart) (2015)
  3. Bells are Ringing (By:Anna J. Stewart) (2015)
  4. The Gingerbread Pony (By:Patricia Bradley) (2015)
  5. A Heartwarming Holiday (With: Anna J. Stewart,Roz Denny Fox,Melinda Curtis,,,,Dana Mentink) (2016)
  6. Christmas Past (2016)

Historic Arapahoe Books In Publication Order

  1. Once Upon a Friendship (2015)
  2. Once Upon a Marriage (2015)

It Happened in Comfort Cove Books In Publication Order

  1. A Son’s Tale (2012)
  2. A Daughter’s Story (2012)
  3. The Truth About Comfort Cove (2013)

Ivory Nation Books In Publication Order

  1. In Plain Sight (2006)
  2. Behind Closed Doors (2007)
  3. At Close Range (2007)

Little Secret Books In Publication Order

  1. Her Secret, His Child (1999)
  2. The Secret Son (2000)

Maitland Maternity Books In Publication Order

  1. The Toddler’s Tale (By:Rebecca Winters) (2000)
  2. Guarding Camille (By:Judy Christenberry) (2000)
  3. A Dad at Last (By:Marie Ferrarella) (2000)
  4. Dad by Choice (By:Marie Ferrarella) (2000)
  5. Cassidy’s Kids (2000)
  6. Just for Christmas (By:Stella Bagwell) (2000)
  7. For the Sake of a Child (By:Stella Bagwell) (2000)
  8. Prescription (By:Jule McBride) (2000)
  9. Billion Dollar Bride (By:Muriel Jensen) (2001)
  10. Her Best Friend’s Baby (By:Vicki Lewis Thompson) (2001)
  11. The Inheritance (By:Marie Ferrarella) (2001)
  12. The McCallum Quintuplets (By:Kasey Michaels) (2002)
  13. The Inheritance / A Very Special Delivery (By:Myrna Mackenzie) (2005)

Marriage Of Inconvenience Books In Publication Order

  1. Shotgun Baby (1997)

9 Months Later Books In Publication Order

  1. Because of the Baby (By:Debbie Macomber) (1996)
  2. Another Man’s Child (1997)
  3. Father: Unknown (1998)
  4. Expectations (By:Brenda Novak) (2000)
  5. Snow Baby (By:Brenda Novak) (2000)
  6. Baby Business (By:Brenda Novak) (2000)
  7. A Baby of Her Own (By:Brenda Novak) (2002)

Parent Portal Books In Publication Order

  1. Having the Soldier’s Baby (2019)
  2. A Baby Affair (2020)
  3. Her Motherhood Wish (2020)
  4. A Mother’s Secrets (2020)
  5. The Child Who Changed Them (2020)
  6. Their Second-Chance Baby (2021)
  7. Her Christmas Future (2021)

Sierra’s Web Books In Publication Order

  1. His Lost and Found Family (2021)

Shelter Valley Stories Books In Publication Order

  1. Becca’s Baby (2000)
  2. My Sister, Myself (2000)
  3. White Picket Fences (2000)
  4. Just Around The Corner (2001)
  5. Sheltered in His Arms (2001)
  6. The Sheriff of Shelter Valley (2002)
  7. Born in the Valley (2003)
  8. Nothing Sacred (2004)
  9. What Daddy Doesn’t Know (2004)
  10. Somebody’s Baby (2005)
  11. Sophie’s Secret (2009)
  12. Full Contact (2011)
  13. It’s Never Too Late (2013)
  14. Second Time’s the Charm (2013)
  15. The Moment of Truth (2013)

Texas Hold’em Books In Publication Order

  1. The Baby Gamble (2007)
  2. Betting on Santa (By:Debra Salonen) (2007)
  3. Texas Bluff (By:Linda Warren) (2008)

Trueblood, Texas Books In Publication Order

  1. Someone’s Baby (By:Dani Sinclair) (2001)
  2. The Cowboy Wants a Baby (By:Jo Leigh) (2001)
  3. A Father’s Vow (By:Tina Leonard) (2001)
  4. Daddy Wanted (By:Kate Hoffmann) (2001)
  5. The Cowboy’s Secret Son (By:Gayle Wilson) (2001)
  6. The Rancher’s Bride (2002)
  7. Dylan’s Destiny (By:Kimberly Raye) (2002)
  8. The Best Man in Texas (By:Kelsey Roberts) (2002)
  9. The Sheriff Gets His Lady (By:Dani Sinclair) (2002)
  10. Truly, Madly, Deeply (By:Vicki Lewis Thompson) (2002)
  11. Hero for Hire (By:Jill Shalvis) (2004)

Twins Books In Publication Order

  1. Baby, Baby (By:Roz Denny Fox) (2000)
  2. The Unknown Sister (By:Rebecca Winters) (2000)
  3. Straight from the Heart (By:Linda Warren) (2001)
  4. The Wrong Woman (By:Linda Warren) (2003)
  5. For The Children (2003)
  6. The Right Woman (By:Linda Warren) (2004)
  7. Be My Babies (By:Kathryn Shay) (2008)
  8. Twice the Chance (By:Darlene Gardner) (2011)

Where Secrets Are Safe Books In Publication Order

  1. Once a Family (2014)
  2. Wife by Design (2014)
  3. Husband by Choice (2014)
  4. Child by Chance (2014)
  5. Mother by Fate (2015)
  6. The Good Father (2015)
  7. Love By Association (2016)
  8. His First Choice (2016)
  9. The Promise He Made Her (2016)
  10. Her Secret Life (2017)
  11. The Fireman’s Son (2017)
  12. For Joy’s Sake (2017)
  13. A Family for Christmas (2017)
  14. Falling for the Brother (2018)
  15. A Defender’s Heart (2018)
  16. Her Detective’s Secret Intent (2019)
  17. Shielded in the Shadows (2020)
  18. Falling for His Suspect (2021)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Yesterday’s Secrets (1993)
  2. McGillus v. Wright (1994)
  3. Dare to Love (1994)
  4. No Cure for Love (1994)
  5. Where the Road Ends (2003)
  6. Street Smart (2004)
  7. The Promise of Christmas (2005)
  8. Hidden (2005)
  9. A Child’s Wish (2006)
  10. Merry Christmas, Babies (2006)
  11. Trusting Ryan (2007)
  12. Gabe’s Special Delivery (2008)
  13. Sara’s Son / The Sheriff’s Daughter (2008)
  14. It Happened on Maple Street (2011)
  15. The Night We Met (2012)
  16. The Holiday Visitor (2012)
  17. The Friendship Pact (2014)
  18. Uranus (2015)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Good Girl (2013)

Coltons Of Grave Gulch Books In Publication Order

  1. Colton’s Dangerous Liaison (By:Regan Black) (2021)
  2. Colton’s Killer Pursuit (2021)
  3. Colton Nursery Hideout (By:Dana Nussio) (2021)
  4. Colton Bullseye (By:Geri Krotow) (2021)
  5. Guarding Colton’s Child (By:Lara Lacombe) (2021)
  6. Colton’s Covert Witness (By:Addison Fox) (2021)
  7. Rescued by the Colton Cowboy (By:Deborah Fletcher Mello) (2021)
  8. Colton K-9 Target (By:Justine Davis) (2021)
  9. A Colton Internal Affair (By:) (2021)
  10. Uncovering Colton’s Family Secret (By:Linda O Johnston) (2021)
  11. Agent Colton’s Takedown (By:Beverly Long) (2021)
  12. Proving Colton’s Innocence (By:Lara Lacombe) (2021)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Valentine Babies (2000)
  2. 25 Years (2005)
  3. From Here to Maternity (2006)
  4. The Valentine Gift (2008)
  5. A Bundle of Valentines! (2008)
  6. More Than Words, Volume 5 (2009)
  7. A Taste of Romance (2012)

By The Year 2000 Book Covers

Chapman Files Book Covers

Colton 911: Grand Rapids Book Covers

Coltons Of Mustang Valley Book Covers

Cooper’s Corner Book Covers

Daycare Chronicles Book Covers

Diamond Legacy Book Covers

Family Man Book Covers

Family Secrets Book Covers

Fortunes Of Texas Book Covers

Hayden Sisters Book Covers

Heartwarming Christmas Book Covers

Historic Arapahoe Book Covers

It Happened in Comfort Cove Book Covers

Ivory Nation Book Covers

Little Secret Book Covers

Maitland Maternity Book Covers

Marriage Of Inconvenience Book Covers

9 Months Later Book Covers

Parent Portal Book Covers

Sierra’s Web Book Covers

Shelter Valley Stories Book Covers

Texas Hold’em Book Covers

Trueblood, Texas Book Covers

Twins Book Covers

Where Secrets Are Safe Book Covers

Standalone Novels Book Covers

Short Stories/Novellas Book Covers

Coltons Of Grave Gulch Book Covers

Anthologies Book Covers

Tara Taylor Quinn Books Overview

The First Wife

Jane’s rule about marriage: if at first you don’t succeed, don’t try againA bigamist ex husband, an anonymous stalker, a murder inquiry. Magazine editor Jane Hamilton is not having a good month. But with the support of her best friend, Brad Manchester, she’s coping until they become lovers and Brad complicates things even more by proposing marriage. Brad understands Jane’s fears, but he’s ready for a wife and family, ready to move forward. Especially when he finds out she’s pregnant with his child.

The Second Lie

They say big city problems don’t happen here. They’re wrong. That’s why psychologist Kelly Chapman is so concerned about fourteen year old Maggie Winston. She’s a straight A student who’s developed a sudden interest in an older man. A man she knows only as Mac. Deputy Samantha Jones, Kelly’s longtime friend, is worried, too. She has been ever since a local businessman killed his wife and then himself. Since a kid was caught selling drugs. Since the discovery of a mysterious chemical dump on Kyle Evans’s farm. Kyle, her former fianc and current lover Are all these things connected? That’s what Sam and Kelly are beginning to think. And that means someone in Chandler is lying.

The Third Secret

Rick Thomas stole drug cartel evidence from a government facility. And spent three years in a federal prison. Attorney Erin Morgan has a rule: never defend the bad guys. But Rick Thomas, quiet and self assured, doesn’t seem bad. That’s why she agrees to defend him against what he swears is a trumped up murder charge. She’s ignoring her experience and listening to her instincts instead. But psychologist and expert witness Kelly Chapman is listening to her instincts, too. And they’re saying that Rick Thomas is lying to Erin. That he’s keeping secrets. That he’s a dangerous man. And that, despite everything, maybe he’s one of the good guys .

After Darke (By:Heather MacAllister)

Welcome to Twin Oaks the new B and B in Cooper’s Corner. Bed and breakfast will never be the same! Check in: When small town plumber Bonnie Cooper visited New York in search of vintage bath fixtures for the Twin Oaks B and B, her reputation as the Berkshire’s Blind Date Queen followed her. But an arranged dinner with city bred columnist Jaron Darke went from bad to worse when they witnessed a mob hit outside the restaurant. They had no choice but to hide out at Twin Oaks. Their cover? They’re engaged! Checkout: To Jaron, she was Bonnie the Bumpkin; to Bonnie he was pretentious, pretentious, pretentious. But forced together, they did find one thing in common: passion. And as it turned out, their lives depended on it.

His Brother’s Bride

Welcome to Twin Oaks the new B and B in Cooper’s Corner, Bed and breakfast will never be the same! Check In: TV news reporter Laurel London has booked a room at the new Twin Oaks B and B, and so has noted travel writer William Byrd, Owners Clint and Maureen Cooper are hoping for a great review! Checkout: Then suddenly, William Byrd vanishes. Policeman Scott Hunter is on the case and Laurel is determined to be in on the action. But Scott and Laurel share a painful history. His brother her fiance died tragically. Can cop and reporter mend their heartbreak, join their hearts…
and get to the bottom of Byrd’s disappearance?

Strangers When We Meet (By:Marisa Carroll)

Welcome to Twin Oaks the new B and B in Cooper’s Corner. Bed and breakfast will never be the same! Check in: Radio talk show host Emma Hart thought Twin Oaks was supposed to be a friendly inn, but fellow guest Blake Weston sure was grumpy! Blake had planned to buy an old farmhouse just outside Cooper’s Corner flee the rat race and propose to his girlfriend…
until he’d caught her in bed with the real estate agent. Checkout: That real estate agent was none other than Emma’s soon to be fiance! Blake and Emma turned to each other for support and comforting hugs quickly turned to passionate embrace. But fate wasn’t through with them yet. A shocking turn of events was about to deepen their newfound love…

Dancing in the Dark (By:Sandra Marton)

Welcome to Twin Oaks the new B and B in Cooper’s Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion and one to set things straight…
Check in: When Wendy Monroe had left Cooper’s Corner she’d been an Olympic hopeful in skiing…
and madly in love with Seth Castleman. But an accident on the slopes had shattered her dreams and her heart. She’d fled from Seth rather than tell him the painful secret behind her injuries. Now Wendy had returned home with just one desire. She wanted to be whole again. Checkout: A renowned surgeon staying at the Twin Oaks B and B could mend her leg. But only facing Seth again and the truth could mend her broken heart. Now, more than ever, she needed Seth’s strength and passion…
and the healing power of his love.

For Better or For Worse (By:Debbi Rawlins)

Welcome to Twin Oaks the new B and B in Cooper’s Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion and one to set things straight…
Check in: Veterinarian Alex McAlester is the man to go to in Cooper’s Corner for sound advice and a shoulder to lean on. But don’t ask him to get emotionally involved. Since his wife’s death eight years ago, his closest relationship has been with his dog, Bagel until he insists on ‘helping out’ Jenny Taylor…
by marrying her! Checkout: Jenny has been diagnosed with a rare illness, and if she were Alex’s spouse, his insurance would cover her mounting medical costs. But Jenny doesn’t want a marriage based on gratitude. She wants those strong shoulders! And she wants Alex’s love…

Her Stolen Past (By:Amanda Stevens)

Welcome to Twin Oaks the new B and B in Cooper’s Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion and one to set things straight…
Check in: Librarian Beth Young was so quiet, she simply blended in to the town of Cooper’s Corner. But Clint Cooper, co owner of Twin Oaks, couldn’t help but notice her as she played piano each evening at the B and B. Her music was haunting…
and to Clint, so was her beauty. But Beth didn’t dare act on the attraction she felt for Clint. Checkout:Beth wasn’t really a mild, retiring librarian she wasn’t even Beth Young. In fact, she had no memory of who she was. But she sensed she was hiding out from a terrible danger, and risking Clint’s love meant risking his life…

Like Father, Like Son (By:Karina Bliss)

Just when he has accepted that he’ll never be a father, Jack Galloway inherits not one, but three kids. Then he gets the knockout punch. He’s supposed to raise this family with his ex!

And his ex wife, Rosalind, has her own ideas about parenting. She’s already doling out domestic duties, as if he had all the time in the world away from his office. She’s also got some crazy notion that, thanks to their unexpected ‘family,’ the two of them have been handed a second chance. As if he’ll let his heart get broken again.

But the real knockout punch? That part of him that thinks he and Rosalind could fall back in love.

A Daughter’s Trust

Sue Bookman wishes she believed that Rick Kraynick would make the best parent for her tiny foster baby. As the girl’s uncle, he’s got a strong claim. But so does the child’s grandmother, and Sue knows that if Rick gets custody, he won’t let the woman anywhere near. Sue even gets why.

But where would Sue be today if she hadn’t had a grandmother who loved her unconditionally? While she likes Rick okay, she more than likes him the man wants a replacement family. Can he really see the child in her arms or is he blinded by the daughter he lost?

And will he ever forgive her if she doesn’t choose him?

A Mother’s Secret (By:Janice Kay Johnson)

Seems history has a nasty way of repeating itself for Daniel Kane. It’s bad enough his mother harbored a secret about his heritage. Now his ex girlfriend Rebecca Ballard is trying to do the same thing! Not on his watch. His son is going to know who his father is. But to give his child the future he deserves, Daniel has to make nice with Rebecca. That he can do. But he’s not so sure he can forgive her for keeping their child a secret. Funny thing happens, though. Spending all that time with the pair makes him realize he might still care for her…

A Suitable Bodyguard / The Bodyguard (By:Kathryn Shay)

Cord McKay has quit the New York police force and come home to raise his little girl in the small town where he was born. He needs a job, but the last thing he wants to do is act as bodyguard to Stacey Webb. Stacey’s father is the reason Cord fled town as a teenager. The problem is that Stacey’s in real danger. And even though she doesn’t remember what happened eighteen years ago, Cord doesand he owes her big time.

Behind Closed Doors

Closing the door doesn’t always keep you safe…
Laura Elizabeth Clark saw herself as a peacemaker. Until the day she went against her parents’ wishes and married Harry Kendall, a brilliant history professor who happens to be biracial. But happily ever after goes horribly wrong one night when an intruder forces his way into their bedroom and commits an unthinkable crime. The police say it was a random act of violence, but Harry will never forget those words whispered in the darkness: ‘White should stay with white.’ Seeking justice means confronting a group of white supremacists the Ivory Nation with its hush hush ties to political power. Suddenly, opening the door on truth could threaten not just Harry and Laura’s love, but their lives…

At Close Range

Criminal court judge Hannah Montgomery is presiding over a murder trial in Phoenix, Arizona. When the jury finds the defendant, Bobby Donahue, not guilty, Hannah is convinced they’ve reached the wrong verdict. Especially when strange things start happening around her

For one thing, a judge she’s always trusted is making decisions she doesn’t understand. For another, her pediatrician is being questioned in the deaths of several young patients including Hannah’s adopted son. The police say it was murder. Dr. Brian Hampton says he’s been framed.

Still reeling from grief at the loss of her child, Hannah no longer knows who to believe, who’s lying and who’s not. Despite her faith in Brian, she begins to wonder if he’s betrayed her. Is he connected with Donahue? Is he responsible for her son’s death?

The Toddler’s Tale (By:Rebecca Winters)

Max Jamison had been a good cop, and now he was a good P.I. Still, it shook him to be faced with what seemed to be a replay of his past a baby depending on him for rescue! And his only ally was ‘The Black Widow’, Chelsea Markum. Chelsea Markum, relentless reporter for the Tattle Today TV, knew a hot story when she saw one and a trapped toddler was it! Yet here she was with no camcorder, thanks to Max Jamison, and the strangest urge to help!In her wildest dreams, Chelsea wouldn’t have seen herself singing at the scene of a disaster, but if that’s what it took to comfort the child…
Neither would she ever have imagined teaming up with Max Jamison, or their falling in love…
. But she was beginning to believe the old saying that ‘truth is stranger than fiction’.

Guarding Camille (By:Judy Christenberry)

When pregnant Camille Eckart discovered her husband Vincent’s secret criminal life, she promptly divorced him. Now Vincent has tracked down Camille and her new baby boy. So what’s Secret Agent Jake Maitland to do but provide round the clock supervision?

A Dad at Last (By:Marie Ferrarella)

Loner Connor O’Hara had a family now. At least, he had a son. And a whole mess of Maitland relatives that he hadn’t even known were his close kin. And then there was sweet Lacy Clark, the mother of his child. Frankly, it was a lot for a guy to take in. But something in Connor’s heart told him he finally belonged.

Because of the Baby (By:Debbie Macomber)

Lonely men in Hard Luck, Alaska, looking for women. Our town might be cold, but our hearts are warm! Location: north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 mostly men! But the three O Halloran brothers, who run a bush plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to town. Matt Caldwell, Charles O’Halloran’s brother in law, is an easygoing charmer, still in love with his ex wife. Karen’s still in love with him, too. Her reaction to him the night of his sister’s wedding certainly proved that. It also left her pregnant. Now Matt wants her to marry him again and not just because of the baby!

Snow Baby (By:Brenda Novak)

When Chantel Miller gets lost during an unexpected snowstorm, a stranger named Dillon Broderick rescues her. In the hours they spend together they become very close and the intimacy of that night creates a special bond between them. But real life intervenes. The woman Chantel was on her way to see is her sister, Stacy. They’ve been estranged for ten years and Chantel is determined to regain her affection. The woman Dillon was on his way to see is…
Stacy. They’ve been friends for some time but now there’s an added complication. Stacy’s in love with him. Which means Chantel can’t pursue a relationship with Dillon. Even when she discovers she’s pregnant because of that snowy night…

Baby Business (By:Brenda Novak)

She needs money, a lot of it, to pay for her daughter’s operation. Macy McKinney will do anything for five year old Haley. Businessman Thad Winters, a widower, wants a child without the complications of a relationship. He’s willing to pay for that. He interviews applicants and hires Macy to have his baby. Once Macy’s pregnant, they decide that a temporary marriage will simplify the situation but it does exactly the opposite!

Somebody’s Baby

Caroline Prater: A lost twin. A widow. A pregnant woman. When she discovers she has a twin living in an Arizona town called Shelter Valley, Caroline Prater decides to go there. Pregnant and a widow, she leaves her Kentucky hometown and drives west. She’ll try to connect with her twin sister, Phyllis Sheffield. And she’ll seek out John Strickland, the father of her baby if only to let him know. John is a well known architect, a still grieving widower who’s settled in Shelter Valley. He and Caroline met six weeks earlier when he traveled to Kentucky…
. Caroline’s waiting for the right moment to approach Phyllis, unsure whether her unsuspecting twin will welcome her presence. And she develops a deeper relationship with John but that’s just for the baby’s sake. Or is it?

Sophie’s Secret

Sophie Curtis lives a big secret. She’s been having an affair with Duane Koch. Their days and nights together are their own oasis away from the world. It’s unconventional but, given the difference in their ages and her troubled past, it works for them.

Then Duane is asked to step into the political ring an opportunity he’s been waiting for. Too bad about the timing, though. Because Sophie’s just found out she’s pregnant, and an instant family with her could ruin his chances. The right thing would be for her to bow out of his life. But when he surprises her with a proposal, will she have the strength to walk away from the man she loves?

The Baby Gamble

Annie Kincaid has never held the right cards, not when it comes to love. Twice married, twice divorced, she’s given up on finding her soul mate though not on having a family. So Annie’s decided to have a baby. On her own. But her brother, Cole, thinks that’s a huge gamble, and she can’t disagree. At the very least, he tells her, she should go for a known quantity and ask his old friend and best poker buddy, Blake, to be the dad. Blake’s certainly a known quantity, all right. He’s Annie’s first husband…

Betting on Santa (By:Debra Salonen)

The odds are always against her…

But this time Tessa Jamison isn’t leaving River Bluff, Texas, until she finds what she came for: the father of her sister’s two year old son. And the stand in Santa at the local church bazaar could be the man she’s looking for.

Cole Lawry seems an unlikely candidate for instant daddy. What’s more, the divorced ex businessman and consummate poker player insists he’s not a father never has been, never plans to be.

Until Tessa calls his bluff. Which means gambling everything she’s got. Including her heart.

Texas Bluff (By:Linda Warren)

Luke Chisum spent most of his life running from his past. Now a family crisis has brought the former River Bluff daredevil home. Home to the small town girl he still loves and the secret that could tear them apart again.
Sixteen years ago, Luke dated Becky on a dare and broke her heart. Now he’s back, rekindling desire and tempting Becky to give him a second chance. But she can’t risk Luke discovering the truth about the child she’s kept from him all these years.

Becky isn’t the only one keeping secrets. A shocking revelation about his own family is about to test Luke in ways he never imagined as a father and a son…

Luke Chisum spent most of his life running from his past. Now a family crisis has brought the former River Bluff daredevil home. Home to the small town girl he still loves and the secret that could tear them apart again.

Sixteen years ago, Luke dated Becky on a dare and broke her heart. Now he’s back, rekindling desire and tempting Becky to give him a second chance. But she can’t risk Luke discovering the truth about the child she’s kept from him all these years.

Becky isn’t the only one keeping secrets. A shocking revelation about his own family is about to test Luke in ways he never imagined as a father and a son…

Dylan’s Destiny (By:Kimberly Raye)

Isabella Trueblood made history reuniting people torn apart by war and an epidemic. Now, generations later, Lily and Dylan Garrett carry on her work with their agency, Finders Keepers. Circumstances may have changed, but the goal remains the same. Lost One locket. A locket that certain people want badly enough to kill for, and Julie Cooper is the only one who can lead them to it. So far, she’s managed to stay one step ahead, but she’s tired of running. Now she’s going to take things into her own hands…
But Dylan Garrett won’t let her. Found Freedom. No way is Dylan going to lose Julie there’s nothing he won’t do to ensure the safety of her and her precious baby. He’ll crack the case or die trying because if he doesn’t, neither he nor Julie will ever be free to follow their destiny…

The Sheriff Gets His Lady (By:Dani Sinclair)

Haunted by her decision years ago to give up her baby, Skylar Diamond, now a successful fashion designer, hopes to reunite with the girl and hires Finders Keepers to locate her. Too nervous to approach her daughter, Lauren, at first, Skylar watches her from afar. When Sheriff Noah Beaufort arrests Skylar for vagrancy, things get complicated especially when she hears Lauren call the sexy sheriff ‘Daddy.’

For The Children

A USA Today Bestselling Author Valerie is a juvenile court judge, spending her days helping troubled kids including her own twin boys. Through her sons she meets Kirk Chandler, who’s dedicated himself to helping the children in his Phoenix community. Valerie discovers that she and Kirk share more than a commitment to protecting children…
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Be My Babies (By:Kathryn Shay)

A small town called Fairview is Lily Wakefield’s last stop there’s nowhere left to go. Maybe here she can finally stop running and start a new life. Which just might include Simon McCarthy, the newspaperman and single father who’s starting to make her believe in love again. Just as she and Simon start becoming a real family that includes her baby twins and his daughter, Lily’s past catches up with her. And that past could rob her of her chance at happiness.

No Cure for Love

Janet Dailey wrote her first novel, No Quarter Asked in 1974 after her husband, Bill, urged her to back up her claim that she could write a better romance novel than the ones she had read. The book was accepted by Harlequin, which made her the category romance giant’s first American author. She eventually wrote a total of 57 novels for Harlequin, including one set in every state of the Union. These later became known as ‘The Janet Dailey Americana Series.’ The Daileys were instrumental in forming the Silhouette romance fiction line, for which Janet wrote 12 more titles before entering the mass market field in 1979 withTouch the Wind, which marked her debut on the New York Times best seller list. No Quarter Asked is the first of the Cord & Stacy Series which also includes Fiesta San Antonio 1977 and For Bitter or Worse 1978.

Where the Road Ends

Amy Wainscot had it all wealth, control of her family’s Chicago business, a handsome and loving husband, a child she adored. Then her husband was killed in a boating accident, and now five year old Charles has been kidnapped, apparently by the nanny she’d recently fired. Even though she hires one of the best private investigators around, Amy is determined to be part of the search. Following each road to its end, she and her detective grow close…

Street Smart

Las Vegas is about escape. But the teenage runaways who end up there too often find a world far worse than the one they left behind. A world of prostitution, of danger and fear. One of these runaways is Autumn Stevens, whose half sister, Francesca Witting, comes to Vegas to search for her. Las Vegas is about illusions. Francesca meets Luke Everson, ex marine and head of security for the luxurious Bonaparte Hotel. But Luke doesn’t know whether his relationship with her is real or as illusory as everything else in this neon city. He’s not even sure it matters. He’s consumed by work investigating a scam in the hotel’s casino. He’s also trying to adopt a child, because he wants a family without the ‘claustrophobia’ of marriage. Las Vegas is about connections. Francesca eventually tracks down her sister and learns that there’s an unexpected connection, an unknown connection, between Autumn and Luke. Las Vegas is about dreaming big. And despite everything, finding love with Luke is the biggest dream Francesca has.

The Promise of Christmas

Leslie Sanderson’s brother, Cal, is dead and he’s left behind two children no one knew he had. She and Kip Webster, Cal’s closest friend, ‘inherit’ these secret kids. As they form their makeshift family, Leslie and Kip decide to share a house. And that leads to other kinds of sharing…
. One night, just before Christmas, Leslie tells him about the devastating thing that happened when she was young something she’s kept secret all this time. Because in Kip, she finds the promise of safety, acceptance and love. The promise of what family should be. The Promise of Christmas

A Child’s Wish

Ever since her mother left them, nine year old Kelsey Shepherd has been raised by her dad, Mark, who’s also the principal at her school. Kelsey loves her dad, and she misses her mom but she’s uncomfortable about the secret her mother wants her to keep. Meredith Foster, Kelsey’s teacher from last year, seems to know there’s something wrong. She seems to feel it. Meredith comes over to visit sometimes, and Kelsey likes that. Maybe Meredith and her dad could fall in love. That would be good, even if principals and teachers aren’t supposed to kiss…

Merry Christmas, Babies

Business hotshot Elise Richardson is successful, beautiful, single…
and her biological clock is clanging like a church bell. So independent Elise takes matters into her own hands and now she’s pregnant with quadruplets!Her business partner and best friend, Joe Bennett, can’t believe she’s going to be a mom times four! There’s no way he’s ready for the chaos of parenthood. Being one of seven children has taught him that much. But now that Elise’s doctor says she shouldn’t be home alone, Joe’s ready to move in. Strictly as a friend, of course. At least until Christmas…

Trusting Ryan

A dedicated cop in the Special Victims Bureau, Ryan Mercedes has a trusted friend in lawyer advocate Audrey Lincoln. Her compassion is the perfect counterpoint to his hard driving fight for justice. And this good relationship only gets better the night they cross the line from friends to lovers.

But they’re up against seemingly insurmountable obstacles that could divide them for good. Worse now she and Ryan are on opposite sides of a controversial case. Can they trust enough to resolve their differences and find their way back to each other?

Sara’s Son / The Sheriff’s Daughter

Sara Calhoun has a perfectly orchestrated life. Until she opens her door one morning to come face to face with Ryan, the son she’d loved and given up for adoption twenty one years ago. Sara’s memory of the night Ryan was conceived is virtually nonexistent, but the aftermath continues to haunt her. Three men went to jail after that night, but were they guilty? And which one is her son’s father? Ryan, now a police officer, believes the case is rife with inconsistencies, but the only man who can help them uncover the truth is Mark Dalton one of the accused. Still, Sara can’t believe she feels so secure with Mark. He’s an enigma and her worst nightmare, isn’t he?Or maybe not

The Night We Met

I wasn’t supposed to love Nate Grady, let alone marry him. But we found a love that triumphed over all adversity just like Jane Eyre, my very favorite hero*ine. I was young, bookish, naive on the verge of entering the convent and then I met him . The day I abandoned my old life, the day I agreed to marry him, now seems an eternity ago. But despite everyone’s objections, I fell for Nate. An older, previously married man. My first and only love. My husband. When I looked into Nate’s eyes on our wedding day, the rest of the world vanished. If I was crazy for doing this, I prayed the craziness would last forever .

The Holiday Visitor

Marybeth Lawson has the life she’s always wanted. And it all revolves around her cozy bed and breakfast. As busy as it keeps her, there is no room for romance, which is fine with her. Then one Christmas, the very good looking Craig McKellips reserves a room and everything changes. The attraction between them is intense and instant.

With each visit, the connection between them deepens and Marybeth marvels as the wall around her heart crumbles. Could Craig be the one? Then he reveals a shocking secret that threatens their relationship. Now Marybeth must pick up the pieces and discover what it means to really know someone…
and love them anyway.

Valentine Babies

On February 14th, Gabe Stone finds a living, breathing valentine on his doorstep. The tiny pink bundle of fleece appears to be his daughter, and her mother has given Gabe four hours to get to know his new baby. Four hours to adjust to fatherhood, resolve custody and win back his ex wife?

From Here to Maternity

Motherhood doesn’t always wait for the perfect moment. Unexpecting…
again! When the daughter she gave up for adoption appears in her life eager to meet both her birth parents, Amelia Copperstone nervously agrees to track down a man she hasn’t seen in thirty years. what she finds is rekindled passion and, at age forty eight a very unexpected pregnancy. Imperfect Timing April Renquist is riding the corporate fast track when pregnancy challenges her to sort out her priorities: from the fianc she broke up with, to the fears that plague her…
to the dawning realization that perhaps life doesn’t stop with motherhood. Home at Last A couple shattered by the loss of their daughter opens their home to an orphaned Russian girl unprepared for the emotion she unleashes. As guilt and grief war with the need to love a child again, the remarkable little girl offers healing and hope.

The Valentine Gift

Every Valentine’s Day is a gift
A day to celebrate your love and the hope, the belief, that it will be everlasting. In ‘Valentine’s Daughters’ by Tara Taylor Quinn, it’s a day to remember old promises…
and make new ones. In ‘Our Day’ by Jean Brashear, it’s when love gets a second chance. In ‘The Hand That Gives the Rose’ by Linda Cardillo, it’s the day love finally bridges two separate worlds.

More Than Words, Volume 5

A little comfort, caring and compassion go a long way toward making the world a better place. Just ask the dedicated women handpicked from countless worthy nominees across North America to become this year’s recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words award. To celebrate their accomplishments, five New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing short stories inspired by these real life hero*ines.

We hope you’re stirred by More Than Words to become a real life hero*ine in your own community.

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