His One and Only Bride is a Harlequin Heartwarming release.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
He never thought he’d see her again.
After being reported missing, and presumed dead, globe-hopping photojournalist Mitch Simmons never thought he’d see his estranged wife Zoe again. Yet here he is, back in their coastal Florida town where Zoe is mayor. Turns out she isn’t the only one he left behind.
Discovering he has a baby son awakens thrilling new emotions in Mitch. And there are his still-powerful feelings for the high school sweetheart he vowed to love and honor forever. Thankfully, they’ll have the chance to find the love that was always there…
As an author, I always had this story in the back of my mind, a tale that asks the question, what would happen if you thought your husband had died, only to have him show up again when you least expected it? That’s the dilemma in His One and Only Bride. Zoe is shocked to learn her photojournalist husband, thought killed while on assignment, has returned home. They were estranged before his final assignment and Zoe grieved the fact that they never worked things out. But now she has a second chance. And a surprise for her newly returned husband, they have a child. Suddenly Mitch is thrust into fatherhood and finds out he’s unprepared. Through starts and stops, how does this couple decide to make their marriage work and become a family? That’s the fun part about being a writer, I can take stories just like this and create an entire world around on little question of what if.
This is the fifth book in the Business of Wedding Series, which looks at weddings from the industry professional’s point of view. There are so many creative planners, florists, musicians, caterers and photographers in the industry who make a bride’s dream day come true. But like most people, these professionals have private lives and that’s where my stories come into play. Place all these folks in a small town and you never know what can happen!
I hope you enjoy reading His One and Only Bride. Life, as Zoe and Mitch discover, is never easy. It’s the journey, the twists and turns, that make life and love all the more precious. In this book, you’ll also meet family and friends that make living in a small town so much fun.
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Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of fifteen novels. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Visit Tara for a listing of all her books and sign up for her newsletter at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TaraRandelBooks .
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“Hinze has written a masterful, complicated tale of suspense that gains momentum with each turn of a page. Her writing flows surely, moving from one character to the next, one setting to another, with readers keeping the swift pace. . . . Hinze’s plot may have readers puzzling over how this tangled tale will ever resolve itself, but that underestimates the author’s talent for transforming the unlikely into something beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly
About Forget Me Not
THEIR ELUSIVE ENEMIES TOOK EVERYTHING. NOW THEY WANT MORE.
Crossroads Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt was a content man—in his faith, his work, and his family. Then in a flash, everything he loved was snatched away. His wife and son were murdered, and grief-stricken Ben lost faith. Determination to find their killers keeps him going, but after three years of dead ends and torment, his hope is dying too. Why had he survived? He’d failed to protect his family.
Now, a mysterious woman appears at Crossroads seeking answers and help—a victim who eerily resembles Ben’s deceased wife, Susan. A woman robbed of her identity, her life, of everything except her faith—and Susan’s necklace. The connections between the two women mount, exceeding coincidence, and to keep the truth hidden, someone is willing to kill.
Finding out who and why turns Ben and the mystery woman’s situation from dangerous to deadly. Their only hope for survival is to work together, trust each other, and face whatever they discover head on, no matter how painful. But will that be enough to save their lives and heal their tattered hearts?
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Jackie Mercer kicks butt and takes names—all while the mystery spiraling around her long lost lover and her attraction to Derrick Dawson plunge her into a tangled web of shocking secrets and deadly deceptions. Jackie has her hands full and her heart on the line—time to play dirty!
Daisy Grant stumbles into a mob turf war, and now somebody wants her dead. Daisy may be small-town to the bone, not at all the kind of woman to deal with the Southern Mafia, but she gets creative fast! Then enters the way-too-attractive Mark Jensen, who didn’t mean to rescue anybody or to go on the run because of a stubborn, sassy woman. But soon they are up to their ears in so many wacky characters they don’t know who’s on their side. They do know: Sometimes, to live, ya gotta die—and sometimes dying right takes . . . practice!
Reunited lovers sizzle, from the moss-draped trees of New Orleans to the jungles and diamond mines of Africa, as they try to reclaim their dreams – and each other. Can their love survive murder, kidnapping and dark secrets?
John Noble traded everything he’d once been for redemption, only to get caught in the web of a shadow agency he can’t escape. When new orders come in, he bargains to make protecting Amelia Bennett his last job. Just when John believes he’s found a woman who loves him despite what he’s become, his orders are amended: Amelia is to be terminated.
For five incorrigible women, members of TROUBLE: The Readers Organization Uniting Book-loving Littlemouth Elites—being naughty has never been so much fun… and trouble never so delightful. There’s no avoiding trouble or them since they run all the charitable organizations in town and are self-justified at creating chaos to amuse themselves. But when they turn to matchmaking Stella Goody with wanderer, Quin Gregory, will they succeed? All becomes fair in love and Littlemouth!
This “choose your mood” collection of five complete novels crosses genre boundaries. Some stories are dark, suspenseful and gritty. Some contain explicit sex and/or graphic violence. Some are clean reads and downright funny. Choose your mood and enjoy the stories!
Humorous Romantic Mystery/Suspense: Cozy
About the Book
Sometimes to live, ya gotta die. And sometimes dying right takes practice…
Christine Branch is elated. Finally her sister, Caroline Branch Easton, has left made the break from her abusive ex, Martin Easton, and returns to Dallas to Christine’s ranchette to heal. Only Martin refuses to let her go. Within twenty-four hours, his thugs are doing everything they can to intimidate Christine into returning home. Christine knows she must do something to get her sister the time and space she needs to heal—and she concocts a plan:
Operation Switch and Bait. The sisters trade lives and Christine baits the thugs into following her. It works! Caroline undergoes counseling, eventually divorces Martin, though he refuses to accept it, and the operation continues… until Martin shows up at the ranchette and issues a return-home ultimatum. Christine’s had enough. She ends the operation, resumes her identity and disappears.
Christine continues with the switch, hoping confusion of two Carolines will assist in a clean getaway. On Christmas, Caroline calls Christine. A chef from Dallas is assisting her. She’s in Even, Georgia but within an hour leaves for Sampson Park. She’ll call again as soon as she’s settled.
But Caroline doesn’t call. And three months later, Christine remains unable to find anything on the mysterious Sampson Park, or on her sister’s whereabouts. She must take the risks of leading Martin to Even to find out what happened to Caroline.
Has she escaped, or is she to remain Down and Dead in Dallas?
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About the Author
Raised in New Orleans, Vicki Hinze began writing before Kindergarten but her journey to writing books included a lot of corporate pitstops. Eventually, she settled in and her first novel landed an array of awards and on the bestseller list. With nearly 40 books published, she’s been back many times with awards in multiple genres and appearances on multiple bestseller lists, including USA TODAY. Vicki is recognized by Who’s Who in the World as an author and an educator and is best known for chilling suspense, trailblazing, and creating series that genre-blend. Her works include suspense, mystery and romance. Since 1994, this former VP of International Thriller Writers has written heavily about military and military families and in nearly all genres except horror. Hinze is a Floridian married to a former Hurricane Hunter/Special Operations Officer. She constantly pushes the boundaries on existing genres, opening the door for new novel blends.