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Roxanne Rustand Book List

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Interview with Roxanne Rustand
When not writing, what hobbies do you enjoy?
I’m a country gal at heart, and have lived in the country all my life. I’ve had horses since I was six years old, and when I grew up, spent years breeding, training and showing quarter horses. We dabbled in Thoroughbreds for a while, too. Now, with the kids grown, we are still in the country, but we are down to two paint mares and a palomino quarter horse--not for showing, just nice, gentle mares to enjoy. I cannot imagine living in town where I couldn’t look out the window and see our horses in the pasture. I also enjoy photography, and love taking day trips with my cameras. And, I love cooking.

What is the strangest real life situation that appears in one of your stories?
My very first book for Harlequin SuperRomance (Her Sister’s Children, 1999) starts with the line: “If she’d known about the snake, Claire never would have left New York.”

The story is about a single woman who inherits a rundown resort on Lake Superior, and is given custody of her late sister’s children. The boy is rebellious and resentful, and has a pet snake which Claire tries hard to accept, hoping camaraderie will be a first step in trying to reach out to the grieving child. In the book, the pet snake gets loose a few times and likes to bask in the warmth at the base of the refrigerator.

Well...if you’ve ever stopped by my All Creatures Great and Small blog, you know I love animals. Our kids had just about every kind of pet they could think of--tarantulas, all kinds of rodents and lizards, rabbits, birds...on and on, in addition to our cats, dogs, and horses. Brian got a corn snake when he was eight, and Ssssid was not one of my favorites, believe me! Every now and then, he did get loose in the house and would disappear for a few days before we’d eventually find him. When Ssssid was small, I remember picking up toys after everyone had gone to bed, and thinking I was reaching for a shoelace--until it wiggled away. Another time, I found him amongst the shoes in my closet. Yikes! Eventually, Ssssid had his moment of stardom, when he received the name Igor and appeared in my first published book. I ended up taking care of that snake throughout Brian’s college days, though you can bet I was very, very thankful when Ssssid finally moved on to a teacher’s classroom!

When did you start writing?
After I finished my Master’s degree in nutrition, I worked as a registered dietitian. I loved to read--mostly non-fiction--but never had a thought about being a writer. Then one day my friend Judy, who owned a horse magazine, asked if I would write humorous feature articles. When she gave me my first computer (a Packard Bell, back in the Word Star days!) it opened up a whole new world. Writing was such fun with those new-fangled editing functions! Judy also gave me some books written by one of her favorite romance authors, and I became entranced with the emotion in those books. She then invited me to join her critique group. Since writing on the computer was such fun, I started writing a story and just kept at it...then took some summer fiction classes through the Iowa Writer’s Summer Festival, and entered the RWA Golden Heart. I owe Judy quite a debt of gratitude!

Have you traveled to do research for your books?
My husband and I love to travel, and everywhere we go, I take thousands of photos and copious notes. Many of my favorite places have become the settings for books. One cool adventure was the research for my current book, Comeback Cowboy. I rode with a rodeo contractor and his wife, and got to see the rodeo operations first hand. And yes--those cowboys are just as cute up close!

What are you up too these days?
After writing thirty books for the Harlequin SuperRomance, Heartwarming, Everlasting, Love Inspired, and Love Inspired Suspense lines, I’ve taken a side journey this past year--a foray into self publishing. It has been an adventure! I now have two books available for Kindle, Nook, a variety of other e-formats, and soon--as hard copies. COMEBACK COWBOY, and SUMMER AT BRIAR LAKE. In another month or so, there will be a third, A MONTANA LEGACY, and by summer, a fourth title. These are all sweet romance and sweet romantic suspense.

I’m also continuing with inspirational fiction: my agent is currently representing a single title trilogy set in the Montana Rockies, and I hope to develop more proposals for Love Inspired as well.

About Roxanne:
Inspirational author Roxanne Rustand's first manuscript won a RWA Golden Heart and her second was Golden Heart finalist--which led to her first sales. She’s the author of thirty books. Her newest sweet romances, Comeback Cowboy and Summer at Briar Lake, are available at Amazon.
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The Northern Pines Series
Book 1: One More Dance

This is such a captivating story. It follows this couple, Jared Mathers and his wife, Dr. Kate Mathers, through their life. Going from the present, where a life and death situation is happening—to the past. A past where a poor girl is working her way through college on grants to become more than she’d been growing up. With a black cloud that had been following her all of her life. A black cloud that would tar the bright, shining life of a young man born to luxury.

All is not as it seems. Neither in the past or present. A real page-turner as the reader sees the situation from several points of view. Jared’s and Kate’s, but also their daughter and Jared’s mother—who never warmed up to Kate for marrying him. Sylvia Mathers’ husband died and left them without much money. She keeps up appearances but expected her children to marry into money to support her lifestyle. An emotional story that pulled me and wouldn’t let go until the end.

Book 2: One More Wish

Abby Cahill went to college with Erin Lang Reynolds. Erin is the Administrator at Blackberry Hill Memorial and needed a summer replacement for Grace, who recently married and has retired. Abby worked as a nurse for three years and has been teaching and writing since then. After a broken engagement and a new job waiting for her in California this fall, she takes it. Arriving, Abby finds her short-term apartment has burned down, and being a tourist town in the summer, everything is full. She finds a place, but the cantankerous man ends up evicting her.

Ethan Rockwell is being told he needs to go to the Green Bay hospital because his arm is cut up so bad he needs more specialized care to heal right. He only has his son, Keifer, for the summer. When he sees no way out of going, Abby, a stranger to him, offers to take Keifer.

Abby finds herself stuck in the mud, facing a wolf, loose animals, and she needs to get to the animal shelter to save a dog before the next day. Not to mention a ten-year-old she just met. There are also some suspicious things happening. Top it off with odd things happening to her at work, and her summer is off to a great start. I loved this series and suggest reading them in order if you want the complete picture.

Book 3: One More Kiss

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Coupled by Christmas Series
Book 1: The Mistletoe Puppy

Kate Larssen keeps busy with her job as a nurse at the local clinic and also runs the local shelter. Her track record with relationships isn't so good. Life changes when a deputy and his daughter start visiting the shelter to see the momma dog and her puppies he had rescued.

 Deputy Brad Bailey is doing his best to raise Janie. They've had a rough year. At first, he thought it was a good thing to visit the shelter, but not so much now that Janie has her heart set on the runt of the litter. The cabin they rented just wasn't the right place for a puppy. However, he enjoyed visiting the shelter...maybe to see Kate more than the dogs.

 A remarkable story with adorable puppies and critters. Friends getting together for Christmas when they have no other family to celebrate with.

Book 2: A Montana Christmas

Kristen heads to Montana to fix up her late grandmother's house before selling it. Once there, the memories of Grandma Tilly come to mind, and to her surprise, it starts to feel like home. It doesn't hurt that she enjoys her new friends.

Lane has returned home to help his twin sister with the ranch and to open his veterinarian office. It's good to be home. And it's an unexpected bonus when Kristen comes to town.

There are dark secrets that Kristen is trying to keep hidden...sadly, they may be hidden but are quite alive and still ruining her life. Fogging her vision. A great short story with wonderful characters.

Book 3: An Irish Christmas Blessing

Eve Blake has come to Ireland. Swapping places with a college friend for two months. It wasn't quite the welcome she expected. Shauna had to leave in a hurry to help her ill grandmother. And Eve walked into utter chaos. Welcome to Ireland, right.

On top of odd noises upstairs, the GardaƬ, and Devlin O'Connor...who she doesn't realize is Shauna's brother at first...Eve's at a loss. Thankfully, things quickly get straightened out, and she gets to enjoy the small town. Not to mention a holiday away from family back in the States, a loving family that remind her of what happened and that her life will never be the same.

This is a short but sweet story.

Book 4: A London Christmas

Catriona “Cait” Walker is going on the adventure of her life. She’s heading to England to meet the man of her dreams, and visiting London is a dream come true as well. Only, her dream turns into a nightmare.

 Thank goodness for Sam Holden. An American who is in London to take photographs. A stranger who becomes a friend when she really needs one. Even if he isn’t the man she came to meet, at least she’s not alone.

 This is a very short story but packed full. I enjoyed it.

Book 5: A Scottish Christmas

Lucy Davis was alone in the world. Her mother would never speak of any relatives, only to say they were all gone. After a letter from a solicitor in Scotland, Lucy finds out more about her family history. A lot more.

 Brodie MacLaughlin was tucked away in a cottage at Rosethorn during his sabbatical. He needed to finish a textbook before returning to his teaching job at the university. He didn't need the distraction of an American who would be heading back to the States. Easier said than done.

 A sweet, shorter story with wonderful characters. Sometimes it takes traveling far from home to find it.

Book 6: A Christmas in Paris

Holly Foster really knew how to pick a guy. After planning a huge Paris honeymoon...on her credit cards...he left her...and her debts. So, she finds herself on her Paris honeymoon alone. Until bumping, literally, into a tall, handsome man.

Jack Gaines wasn't going to stay in Paris after his sister had to cancel, but after knocking over the petite woman...maybe he'll stay. She has already bought tickets for two, and he felt protective of her alone in the big city.

Neither Jack nor Holly was looking for a relationship, but friendship and a tour buddy was great. But then again, they were in Paris...the city of love. Incredible, short story.

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Shadows of the Rockies Series
Book 1: Comeback Cowboy
Book 2: Montana Legacy
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Summer at Briar Lake
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Series Books For Harlequin
The Special Agents Series:
Book 1: Operation: Katie
It takes a special kind of person...
When Special Agent Zach Forrester's terrified sister drops her three-year-old daughter into his life, Zach swears he'll do whatever it takes to protect the little girl. So the moment someone threatens to harm the child as a way of getting back at him, Zach flees with Katie to the one safe place he knows -- the small Colorado town he'd lived in as a kid. Unfortunately, it's the one place he'd never wanted to revisit, not even in his dreams.
But for Katie's sake, he'll have to face the past. And he'll have to face Dana Hathaway, his high school sweetheart -- the only woman he's ever loved.
Book 2: Operation: Mistletoe
For most people, spending Christmas with family and friends is what the holidays are all about. But for Special Agent Sara Hanrahan, returning to her hometown is the hardest thing the DEA has ever asked her to do. Even worse, she can't let anyone know why she's here. Not her mother, not her brother, not the inquisitive little boy who lives next door. And most of all, not Deputy Nathan Roswell.
Nathan represents all the reasons she left home so long ago. But he's too good a cop not to wonder about her. Especially when he senses that his town is being threatened. So when Sara gets close to the danger, he's there to help her capture the villains and uncover the truth.
A truth that sets aside old hurts and old scandals. And leaves Nathan and Sara -- and little Josh -- free to share the best Christmas ever. 
Book 3: Operation: Second Chance
From special agent to ex-con...
T. J. Cauthen spent five years in jail. He lost his career, his honor and the chance to watch his daughter grow. Now he's out, and he's determined to get back his life and his child. 
But first he has to figure out who set him up. So he's taken a room at Abby Hilliard's boardinghouse in Silver Springs, Wyoming.
Because -- whether she knows it or not -- his very attractive landlady holds the key.
Book 4: Operation: Texas
Celia Remington is a single mom with a teenage daughter to keep safe -- and the family ranch to protect. She can't believe her luck when Brady Coleman answers her ad for a hired hand. He's lean, fit and obviously not afraid of hard work.

But Brady's no ordinary cowboy. He's a special agent who's determined to uncover the source of the escalating threats to Celia's ranch. He blames himself for the recent ambush of his fellow agents, so this mission is top priority.

And now his unexpected feelings for Celia are making his need for justice even more personal.
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Blackberry Hill Memorial Trilogy
Book 1: Almost a Family
Dr. Connor Reynolds is taking over his Uncle's practice for three months. Uncle Ed wants him to buy the practice but after all that has happened in his life Connor does not think he will ever settle in one place again.

Erin Lang is the new Administrator of Blackberry Hill Memorial. She is surprised as she passes Connor on the street. He had been married to her cousin, Stephanie. Stephanie had died two years ago but she had told Erin things about Connor that made her dislike him.

It ends up they run into each other at the hospital, and he is her landlord. Erin has three adopted children, the reason her husband left her. Sam found fatherhood undesirable and left for a younger woman.

Between kids, dogs and someone killing off patients Erin and Connor get to know each other but suspicion and lack of trust may tear them apart.
Book 2: A Man She Can Trust
 Estranged spouses, a haunted house, a weird cat and shaggy dog. Add a mysterious red head and death threats, and you have a great suspense romance. Let us not forget a fifteen year old dropped off to his Great Aunt Grace while she is told that he has one chance left before taken away.

Dr Jill Edwards had her medical practice and the Victorian house she always wanted. Her estranged husband had his law practice and Jill figured he had another woman. He had been seen at all hours with a red head. He had moved away but now that his dad was in the hospital Grant was back in Blackberry Hill to run the law office for his dad.

Threats brought them back together and in one night of passion, Jill finds herself pregnant and looking at a life of single parenthood. In a big empty house that seemed to be haunted and Grant had brought Sadie to her, a huge black hairy dog. To top it off a disgruntled client was threatening them. 

Roxanne gives more then the main characters a chance to say what is happening in their lives so there are several stories going on at once.
Book 3: Home At Blackberry Hill
Originally published as A Temporary Arrangement
Abby Cahill went to college with Erin Lang Reynolds. Erin is the Administrator at Blackberry Hill Memorial and needed a summer replacement for Grace who recently married and has retired. Abby worked as a nurse for three years and has been teaching and writing since then. After a broken engagement and a new job waiting for in California this fall she takes it. Arriving she finds her short term apartment has burned down and being a tourist town in the summer she has a tough time finding a place to stay. When she does find somewhere the man it a bit crotchety and every noise bothers him. After a she offered to babysit Erin's three kids she gets evicted .

Ethan Matthews is being told he needs to go to the Green Bay hospital because his arm is cut up so bad he needs more specialized care to heal right. He only has his son, Keifer, for the summer. When he sees no way out of going it ends up Abby offers to take Keifer.

Abby finds herself stuck in the mud, facing a wolf, animals out of their pens and on the loose, she needs to get to the animal shelter to save a dog before the next day, she has a ten year old she just met, and it seems someone cut the chains on the animal gates intentionally, and we can't forget Rufus the dog just have seven puppies. Then someone is trying to make Abby look bad at work when she is leaving in a few months anyways.

This was a really good series. I personally would suggest reading all three books to have the full picture even though they are all stand alone as well. 
*Book received from NetGalley for review.
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Stand Alone Harlequin Books
Her Sister's Children
SHE's GOT SOMETHING HE WANTS -- HIS LAND.
AND SOMETHING HE DOESN'T KNOW HE HAS -- HIS SON!
When Claire Worth inherits Pine Cliff -- a resort on Lake Superior -- from her late sister, Claire also gets guardianship of her five-year-old twin nieces and her fourteen-year-old nephew. The resort she can manage; motherhood is something else again -- especially when her sister's first husband shows up with plans of his own.


Ever since Logan Matthews lost Pine Cliff, his family's home, in a bitter divorce, he's had nothing to do with his ex-wife or her new family.

Logan wants the place back. And now he has the means to fight for what's his. But he's becoming more and more attracted to Claire. He loves the warmth and laughter she and the children bring to Pine Cliff. And there's something about Claire's nephew that reminds Logan of himself at that age.

Suddenly, there's a whole lot more at stake....
Revised and republished as a sweet Romance: Summer at Briar Lake
Previously published as: The House at Briar Lake
Michael Wells loved his elderly aunt, and he loved the house at Briar Lake. So when life in the city became intolerable, he accepted his aunt's offer to relocate his law practice and move into her home temporarily. The last thing he expected was to find his aunt missing and the place already occupied by a beautiful woman, her young daughter and a large assortment of animals. Aunt Bertie had a lot of explaining to do!

Meanwhile...

Lauren McClellan was looking forward to a quiet summer at Briar Lake. Nobody here knew her past -- her secret was safe. She and 10-year-old Hannah would be able to do all the things normal mothers and daughters do. The last thing Lauren needed was a housemate -- a big-city lawyer -- who asked too many questions. What did Bertie think she was doing?
Montana Legacy
HER HOME... 
Minneapolis cop Kate Rawlins grew up believing that her grandfather wanted nothing to do with her. After all, Bob Rawlins had thrown her mother out of his home when Kate was just an infant. He never replied to Kate's letters, so eventually she'd stopped writing... and wishing. Now, 20 years later, she's inherited half of Lone Tree -- the Montana ranch that's been in her family for generations.

HIS RANCH... 
Seth Hayward has inherited the other half. He's lived and worked on Lone Tree ever since Bob Rawlins took him in as a 13-year-old orphan. Now Seth's raising his own daughter on the land he loves. He's not about to take orders from a city woman -- one who couldn't find the time to visit her dying grandfather.

THEIR FUTURE... 
Kate's grandfather might not have known HER but he knew Seth and he knew Lone Tree. Somehow he must have known Kate would fall in love with both.
Revised as a sweet romance: Comeback Cowboy
Previously published as: Rodeo
Jake Landers has been a cowboy since he was 18. The rodeo folk -- bull riders, bullfighters, clowns, announcers, producers, and contractors -- are like a second family to him. Now -- thanks to an injury -- he's in danger of losing much more than just the chance to compete. 

Buying a rodeo company is his chance to get back into the life he loves. But he needs the owner's daughter to teach him the ropes. Unfortunately, Kristen Davis is the woman he'd left stranded at the altar 10 years before.... 

Now Jake has to convince her to travel with him for the next five months. And he has to do it without breaking his word and revealing dark secrets from the past....
Lone Star Legacy
For Beth Lindstrom, the rundown cafe she inherited in the small town of Lone Wolf was simply a means to an end. Selling it and moving on was the young widow's only hope of a fresh start for her and her five-year-old daughter--though she doubted there was any place on earth they'd feel really safe ever again.

However, she hadn't counted on Joel McAllen getting under her skin. The handsome ex-cop seemed to sense that her past held a terrible secret that kept her on the run. But it wasn't until her husband's killer followed her to Texas that she realized she'd need to trust Joel with her life--and her heart.
Save the Last Dance
Kate Mathers drives by the accident without a second thought. But where is her husband? He isn't answering his phone.... Then Kate gets the call from the hospital. Jared was trapped inside the wreck and now he's fighting for his life.

Rushing to the emergency room, Kate knows all that matters is his survival. The trouble in their marriage, his interfering mother, their brief separation--it's all trivial. Kate needs Jared to come back to her, and she won't stop telling him that. Now all Jared has to do is listen.
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Series Books For Love Inspired
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Snow Canyon Ranch Trilogy
Book 1: Hard Evidence
COME OUT, COME OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE...
Someone was lurking in the woods behind the isolated old cabins Janna McAllister was fixing up. Who was he? And what could he want with a single mother who hadn't set foot in Wyoming in years? Janna was suddenly grateful for her unexpected new lodgers: deputy sheriff Michael Robertson and his teenaged son. The strong, silent type, Michael made her feel safe--especially when human remains were found on the property. The cold case threatened to remain unsolved. Until Janna unwittingly found a clue that would tempt a killer to come out of the woodwork.
Book 2: Vendetta
Guilty until proven innocent...
That was the McAllister family motto, wasn't it? Cole Daniels would never forget it--no matter how interested he was in pretty, kind Leigh McAllister. Thanks to lies told by her uncle, Cole's father was wrongly imprisoned. Now that Cole and Leigh were both back in Wolf Creek, Wyoming, he was sure Leigh held the key to clearing his father's good name. But his quest for justice was complicated by the escalating sabotage of Leigh's vet clinic and by his growing feelings for her.
Book 3: Wildfire
Josh Bryant was back in tiny Wolf Creek. Which meant tour guide Tessa McAllister now had more to fear than drought, wildfire and underhanded rivals. Years ago the handsome photojournalist had broken her heart, leaving her with a secret to harbor alone. And now he was back in her town. Distracting her. Making her remember what they'd shared. But someone was watching them, waiting for the moment to strike. Someone dead set on destroying their hope for a second chance.
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Big Sky Secrets Series
Book 1: Final Exposure
SOMEONE'S LURKING IN THE SHADOWS...
Safety. Serenity. That's what Jack Matthews wants, and what he seeks in Lost Falls, Montana. A quiet retreat is just what Jack and his orphaned nephew, Max, need -- especially with gentle, beautiful Erin Cole as their host. But when sirens in the night leave Max screaming, Jack's faced with the harsh truth. They're not safe -- not him, not Max and especially not Erin. What is she hiding? What does the shadowy figure stalking her want? And how much will Jack have to risk to keep her safe?
Book 2: Fatal Burn
SMOKE AND MIRRORS...
Someone's after Kris Donaldson, and they don't just want her hurt -- they want her ruined. First, an arsonist tries to destroy her cabin, and evidence points to Kris. Then an injured deputy is found at her place...with ballistics proof that he was shot with her rifle. Even Trace Randall, the arson investigator who's helped her before, seems to doubt her now. She has to prove her innocence, but how? Her reputation, her life -- and her chance for happiness with Trace -- are all on the line.
Book 3: End Game
"I'LL BE SEEING YOU AGAIN...."
The attacker's words still ring in Deputy Megan Peters's ears. Her attempt to trap the serial rapist terrorizing Lost Falls failed, but she has succeeded in becoming the target of his attention. Undaunted, Megan moves forward in her investigation, and Scott Anders, the only newcomer in town, draws her suspicion. Is his gentleness just an act? Yet as Megan and Scott grow closer, she finds herself questioning her instincts. What will she believe -- her heart or the evidence that seems to be mounting against Scott?
Book 4: Murder At Granite Falls
"JUST LET IT GO..."
Everyone in Granite Falls tells Carrie Randall the same thing. Is it a threat, or a warning? Yet even if it endangers her fresh start, Carrie needs to know what secret the town's hiding. There's her troubled student and his disturbing drawings. His fiercely protective father, and the mysterious death of his mother. And Carrie definitely has to find out more about the bad reputation of her standoffish new landlord, Logan Bradley. She wants to trust him, but she's been fooled by charm before. Is the town wrong about him -- or is she?
Book 5: Duty to Protect
After nearly a lifetime in witness protection, Emma Graves depends on the anonymity of her false identity. But when her parents die under suspicious circumstances, and Emma is framed for murder, all security is gone. There's nothing to do but run.


Cop-turned-rancher Jake Kincaid is an unlikely defender. Why would an ex-cop believe an accused killer? Still, Jake makes Emma feel safe. With his drive to protect, she knows staying on his ranch endangers them both -- yet now that her heart's engaged, she's not sure she can walk away.

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Aspen Creek Crossroads Trilogy
Book 1: Second Chance Dad
The minute she steps foot in his dark, miserable house, Sophie Alexander knows Josh McClaren is not her usual patient. But the single mom and physical therapist is desperate to make a life for her and her young son. And she's definitely no quitter! It's obvious to Sophie that handsome, cantankerous Josh hides his pain behind a wall of grief. Little by little, Sophie and her son, Eli, do more than help Josh find his faith again. They make Josh wonder if there's a family in his future after all....
Book 2: Winter Reunion
The single mother hasn't been found. And all her daughter, Sarah, has is her uncle. Clueless at parenting, Clint Herald seeks a loving, responsible nanny. What he finds instead is a stranger as mysterious as his sister's disappearance. Mandy Erick is secretive and seems scared, yet she's so good with Sarah that Clint can't help but trust her. In fact, he even enters Mandy in the town's Mother of the Year contest. But attention is the last thing Mandy wants. Her time in the public eye may prove just as dangerous as she fears.
Book 3: Untitled and release is unscheduled at this time
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Multi-Author book series:
Love Inspired...
Without a Trace Series book 5: Deadly Competition
The single mother hasn't been found. And all her daughter, Sarah, has is her uncle. Clueless at parenting, Clint Herald seeks a loving, responsible nanny. What he finds instead is a stranger as mysterious as his sister's disappearance. Mandy Erick is secretive and seems scared, yet she's so good with Sarah that Clint can't help but trust her. In fact, he even enters Mandy in the town's Mother of the Year contest. But attention is the last thing Mandy wants. Her time in the public eye may prove just as dangerous as she fears.
Rocky Mountain Heirs Book 5: The Lawman's Thanksgiving Wish
The fifth grandchild has come back to Clayton in lieu of Grandpa George's will's requirements. Mei Clayton has never felt as if she belonged in the Clayton clan. Vern and Lisette adopted her from China and a few years later Lucas was born. She was a shy girl who may have been misunderstood as being snooty. In high school a rumor started about her feelings for Jack McCord, the step-son of Charlie Clayton. She did have a crush on Jack but it was all very humiliating for her. Mei plans on staying for her year and then return to her teaching job in San Francisco. Her first day back an accident brings her face to face with Jack.

Jack McCord is a Wildlife Biologist. He has returned to Clayton for one reason, Cade, his younger step-brother. Jack's life has not been easy. His mom is on her third marriage, his step-dad Charley was never a father to him or Cade, he can't convince his little brother not to marry so young, and now on top of everything else Mei has returned and he keeps running into her. Maybe he will have a second chance to get to know her even though they have to survive the Clayton feud to do so.

Vincent and his cronies continue to try and chase their cousins away so that Samuel's family will get George's inheritance. So far they have failed at each attempt to get even one cousin to leave town. Lucas has been out of touch so far and last they heard he was running from a drug gang in the Florida everglades and he may have a young child with him. And Darlene Perry is getting weaker from her disease but still refuses to tell anyone who Macy's father is. Great series, can't wait to read the last book.
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Multi-Author book series:
Harlequin...
Big Sky Country book 2: A Montana Family
Dr. Jolie Maxwell -- oldest of the Maxwell sisters -- doesn't expect a royal welcome from her family when she finally comes home. But her brother's in serious trouble with the law, and her father's health is failing. They need Jolie. 

The townsfolk also need Jolie -- they haven't had a local doctor in years. However, they're not happy about having another Maxwell in their midst. In fact, one of them will do anything to drive her away. 

Coolness from her family, hostility from the townspeople and the very real threat of danger make Jolie appreciate the friendship of her new neighbor, Matt Dawson -- and his two young children. 

Although, when it comes to Matt, friendship is only part of what Jolie wants.
The Birth Place book 3: Christmas at Shadow Creek
Nothing is more rewarding than bringing a new life into the world. Share the joy with the dedicated staff of The Birth Place and the women who choose to have their babies here.

Pediatrician Joanna Weston's looking forward to caring for the infants at The Birth Place. But one of her first patients is a baby girl -- not born at the birth center, but abandoned on the porch of the ranch next door. Joanna is outraged when she finds out her handsome neighbor is the child's deadbeat dad. Until she sees the tender concern he shows the daughter he didn't know he had. The daughter he'll now do anything to keep.
Home to Loveless County book 1: Back in Texas
Desperate times call for desperate measures...
That's why the dying town of Homestead, Texas, established the Home Free program, offering land grants in exchange for the much-needed professional services modern homesteaders bring with them.

Kristin Cantrell had leaped at the chance to return to her childhood home, accepting subsidized land for herself and her son in exchange for the service she could offer as a physician's assistant. She didn't expect her reputation to be tarnished by a crime her deceased father had supposedly committed. She also didn't expect to see Ryan Gallagher again, even though his father, the senator, practically owned the Hill Country.

Now she has to prove not only her father's innocence but also her own.

Donna Fletcher Booklist

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**Booklist is incomplete**
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Pepper the Prepper Series
Book 1: Pepper, the Highlander, & the Dead Guy
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Highland Intrigue Series
Prequel
As friends become foes, a clan is almost wiped out. The only left one living is a two-day-old baby girl. The trustful maid is tasked with getting her to safety to keep their clan from ending altogether. Lady Aila just said goodbye to her baby and watched the life drain out of her husband. She left this earth with a curse to the three lords who had been friends…but turned on them.

Twenty years later, three sisters fear the future. They search for brides for the cursed lords. Bliss, Annis, and Elysia only have each other. But when the men searching for brides for those lords enter their clan, life could change quickly.

This prequel introduces the women and the situation. It has me so excited for the full stories to come out. I really enjoy Donna Fletcher’s storylines.
Book 1: The Silent Highlander

Elysia, the youngest of three sisters, has been left on her own. Bliss, her eldest sister, has been married off to the cursed lord to save her sisters from having to marry either of the other cursed lords. Annis has run off to find the witch in the hills to break the curse and save Bliss from death by the curse. When the chieftain wants Elysia to marry a warrior, fear intrudes. She’s pint-size and fears the warriors.

Saber had turned Elysia down when she asked him to marry her. He had to do it for her own good. In Clan Loudon, he’s just a mere farmer, as far as everyone knows. But in truth, he holds a secret. Yet, when he sees the warriors around Elysia…he goes against everything he ever promised himself.

I love all of Donna’s series. I finish one book and am ready for the next one. There is a prequel to this, Highland Intrigue Prequel, that gives the reader the background on the curse and the three sisters.

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Highland Promise Series
Prequel: Highland Oath
This prequel was incredible! What emotions it brings out as you get to know several people who will possibly be in future books.

The MacKinnon's: Royden, Arran, and Raven who live in the keep with their father, Parlon.
The MacGlennen's: Oria who is betrothed to Royden and her father, William.
The Macara's: Bayne, Purity, and their father, Galvin.

When a joyous day turns into disaster...everything changes in the happy life of the MacKinnons. And it may never be the same. The next book takes place years later. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series and to see how things can work out into a happily ever after.
Book 1: Pledged to a Highlander
Royden MacKinnon has become a savage in the five years since he'd been abducted. Forced to battle continually. Doing things, he would never have done. And feeling as if he failed. Failed to protect his sister, Raven. Was unable to protect the woman he loved and was to marry the day of the battle. Oria. She lived only in his dreams now.

Oria MacGlennen's life was not what she planned. From a day of celebrating to having Royden torn away from her. Along with her friends. Now, she had secrets to keep. She never stopped believing that Royden would come home to her. And then the day came that he did come home. A stranger.

Every book I've read by Donna Fletcher has picked me up and carried me through the journey page by page. Every series has me looking forward to the next book, including this series. Highland Oath is the prequel, and you'll definitely want to read it first to see how everything began.
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Book 2: Entrusted to a Highlander

Arran of the MacKinnon Clan was finally released from fighting with the mercenaries the past five years after their clan had been attacked. Now, he needs to find his sister, Raven. He follows a lead into the woods...and it changes everything for his cold heart.

 Purity of the Macara Clan was a shy, quiet girl at one time. Unwanted by her father, despised by her clan because of her deformed hand. After the attack at Royden and Oria's wedding, Purity stayed hidden in the woods. She became a different person living alone. Well, not quite alone. Her dog, Princess, and cat, King, were there to keep her company and protect her. They were her family.

 Someone is after Purity. They have disturbed her peaceful existence, and the bossy Aaron is telling her what to do. There was a time she'd do anything for Arran to get to notice her...not now. Yet, she had no choice but to allow him to help her. Another page-turning story in this series. Looking forward to the next story, their sister, Raven's.

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Book 3: Highlander Oath of the Beast

Wolf, know, as the Beast has been searching for Raven. He’d planned to marry her to one of his men, but it ended up that he would be the one marrying her. She was more than he ever expected her to be.

 Raven of Clan MacKinnon has been hiding for five years. On her brother’s wedding day, they were attacked. She didn’t want to be married off to some Northman, so she left. It was a horrible day and some pretty bad years on the run. But it’s over now. Not just hiding and running...but she would be marrying the Beast. Enemy to her family. At least she’d be close to her family.

 A warrior like Wolf is always in command...only, he finds that rather difficult with his new wife. Raven has learned many things in the five years she since the attack. One thing for sure, she wasn’t going to bow to any man. She was in control of her life and could protect herself. A grand finale to this series and many surprises!

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Macardle Sisters of Courage Series
Book 1: Highlander of My Heart
Sorrell lived in a small clan with her two sisters and half brother. Both Sorrell and her oldest sister, Willow, watched over the youngest, Snow, who had been blinded in a fire. Sorrell was content until the day James announced that Willow and she would have to marry to help the clan. An arranged marriage...not a love match.

John was after the person who had ruined his life. He'd been gone from home for two years but was getting closer to it. Just another village to stay for a few days for some rest and food. Only...it wasn't the usual village. It had Sorrell in it. An independent woman who seemed to get into trouble on every turn.

Life changed quickly in Clan Macardle. Between Sorrell's arranged marriage, her time spent with John, and other happenings. Love Donna's writing. It always keeps me turning the page to see what will happen next.
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Book 2: Desired by a Highlander
Willow Macardle was always the sensible sister. After her latest adventure, not so much. Getting close to a man...literally very close...known for his charming personality. Especially with women. She's not sure if she's still sensible or just blind. For some reason, she trusts the scoundrel and is ready to hang on for the adventure he takes her on.

Slatter has secrets. He's not a man who will settle down and have a real life. Marriage is out of the question. Not to mention, he has to clear his name. Things, very bad things, have been done in his name and he's a wanted man.

I love all of Donna Fletcher's stories. The tough men always have a soft spot and usually aren't quite who they seem to be. In Slatter's case, he's even more than what he seems to be. Can't wait for Snow's story, the third sister, she was blinded in a fire.
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Book 3: Highlander Lord of Fire
Snow Macardle believes she'll never marry or have a family of her own. Being she's blind, who would want her? So, she'll enjoy her nieces and nephews. She also has her pup, Thaw, who helps her get around, she needs no more than that. And then her life turns upside down. Rescued by a man she hates as much as he hates her...she finds something unexpected...kindness.

Tarass, Lord of Fire, Clan MacFiere, can't believe James Macardle doesn't keep a tighter rein on his blind half-sister. Especially after he finds her roaming around alone in a snowstorm. He can't wait until the storm moves on so he can return the beautiful, stubborn woman to her home.

Much more is going on at Clan MacFiere. Tarass has been searching for why his parents and the Sandrik village were slaughtered. Why two men connected to him have been murdered. It's a puzzle and pieces are missing. Loved this trilogy...as of all this author's stories. Great characters and storylines.

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Highland Warriors Trilogy
Book 1: To Love a Highlander
Craven of the Clan MacCara aka the Beast, has always brought fear wherever he went. For a short time the Beast had been tamed after he found love and married. When his wife and unborn babe had died...the Beast once again was brought to life. His anger at the woman he blamed for killing his wife was fierce. He wanted her dead.

Espy thought she was dead when the Beast held her up by her neck...choking the life out of her. After being told to leave and never return...death would've been better. After a year on the run, she returned to her grandmother, a healer like Espy. She also was to face her fate for returning. She had to find a way to prove to the unreasonable beast of a man that she was innocent.

A great story with many twists and surprising turns. I'm looking forward to the next stories.
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Book 2: Embraced by the Highlander
Slain MacKewan aka the savage has much to do, it's not the best time for a woman in his life. But, there is one in his keep all the same. To solve one of his problems...he'll take advantage of her being there. Yet, he'll keep his secrets to himself...just as he knows that Hannah is keeping secrets from him.

Hannah MacFillan needs to hide after escaping her months of torture. The other women she escaped with had to go their own ways. Just as she had to go where she wouldn't be found. The home of the enemy. It would take a monster to protect her from other monsters. The question was; how far would she go to stay safe?

Loved the story. The story started in To Love a Highlander, as the heroine in book one helps two other women escape, one of which is Hannah. Several characters in the story are keeping secrets...and that never ends well. Looking forward to how the author can redeem the last character, Warrick, in the final book, Highlander: The Demon Lord.
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Book 3: Highlander The Demon Lord
Warrick of Clan MacDevlin has been searching for his wife. Now, he's finally found her and isn't letting her go. Not that he cares for her...his father taught him well never to love. He had taught Warrick how to be a heartless warrior and he'd done very well at it.

Adara was so full of fear that it was like a part of her. She'd learned early in life that she wasn't wanted. A servant girl being moved from place to place every few years. No matter what she did to please...no one ever wanted to keep her. When her uncle finally found her, she finally had a home.

Great series. Three tough warriors are brought down by women who now own them heart and soul. From the first two books, it was hard to imagine Warrick being redeemable...but things aren't always as they seem.
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Dawn & Cree Series 
Book 1: Highlander Unchained
Book 2: Forbidden Highlander
Highlander Forbidden: Book One
Dawn was born without a voice. She is completely silent...even her sighs. Fear reigns as the nefarious Cree is captured and Dawn is assigned to care for him...in all ways. Little did they know that Cree would get more information from Dawn's silence than expected. After all, the people treated her as if she were an idiot. In turn, they were proven the idiots.

Highlander Unchained: Book Two
This book continues where book one left off. Someone is trying to kill Dawn and no one has a clue why. She is only a voiceless peasant...isn't she? Secrets are old and deep and as they come to the surface—they bring unrest with them. Old Mary knows more than she will tell and so they have to dig deep themselves to find the answers.

Great characters and plot line. I really enjoyed both of these books and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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Highlander's Magical Love
It's now present day instead of the thirteenth century in the Highlands. Lord Cree is a wealthy businessman. As their family throws their annual fundraiser, they are joined by an old fortune-teller. She says some very odd things and Cree writes it off as some sort of setup.

Dawn, a voiceless girl who lives in the village, comes to serve at the fundraiser. Before the guests arrive, Old Mary...a fortune teller...lets her know she has until midnight to seal her love, or something like that. She'd think the old woman is batty if not for her odd attraction to Lord Cree.

Fate seems to be putting these two together but other circumstances are pulling them apart. Memories of a life where they seem to know each other flashes through each of their minds. But the clock is soon to hit midnight and they have to find each other before then.
My Highlander
Cree and Dawn's happily-ever-after gets interrupted. Deeply in love and with a set of twins, a son and daughter, life was great. Until it wasn't.

After Dawn is presumed drowned, Cree only survives for their bairns. And then barely survives. When Dawn is found to be alive and her disappearance an abduction, life goes on pause until they can find out who wanted her abducted.

Many other situations happen in their village as well. Murders, mysterious visitors, and more. Great characters and story-lines. The author does a wonderful job of bringing a voice to Dawn, who was born a mute.
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Pict King Series
Book 1: The King's Executioner
Anin's mum was from the Lammock Tribe, women warriors. She is now to be wed to King Talon, ruler of the Pict tribes, who most thought he'd be getting a tough warrior woman. Surprise. Her mum sent her off to hide from the king's man, just like she always had Anin hide who she really was.

Paine was feared by all. Where he went—pain and death followed. His latest mission for King Talon should have been easy. Get the future queen and deliver her to the king. It wasn't so cut and dried. The soon-to-be-queen was much more than he expected.

This tale is about the Picts—Painted People. A culture that did really exist at one time and this author brings back to life in this fiction story. I loved this story and can't wait for the rest of the series. Book two; The King's Warrior (Wrath's story) and book three; The King and His Queen (King Talon's story).
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Book 2: The King's Warrior (Wrath's story)
Wrath, leader of King Talon's personal guard, a man whose life was to protect the king. To enjoy women but never wed. It would distract him from his purpose and weaken him. That was what he always believed. And then he found Verity in a snowdrift and everything changed.

Verity had made it to her homeland. She was a Pict but had been kidnapped, along with her sister, as a young girl. She never thought she'd see this land again...never escape the Northmen. And thanks to her visions—a known and yet unknown man, was there to rescue her.

As Wrath and Verity set off to find her missing sister, they find unrest in the Pict lands. Not everyone is happy that King Talon has united all the Picts so that a foreign rule will not take over. And the rumors of their king's wives not being able to bear heirs are getting louder. I'm looking forward to King Talon's story in the third book. Great series and an interesting people, the Picts—Painted People, from long, long ago.
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Book 3: The King and His Queen (King Talon's story)
Talon, King of the Picts, has unrest in his kingdom. He needs a queen that will give him an heir. Something people are starting to think he cannot accomplish. He has traitors within and besides his faithful friends, Wrath and Paine, he trusts no one. And then there is the problem of Hemera.

Hemera loves her freedom after so many years of slavery with the Northmen. She was given Paine's old home from when he was an executioner and it's plenty far away from others. Everyone thinks Hemera is slow-minded, and that's fine with her, she prefers being alone and in the forest where nature speaks to her.

This is the last book in the trilogy and hated to see it end. I loved all three stories and the unique characters—especially Bog, Paine's wolf. The reader gets to see how Talon is from the previous two books, but he's really so different when you “get to know him” in his own story.
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Macinnes Sisters Trilogy
Book 1: The Highlander's Stolen Heart
Emma Macinnes is the youngest, most knowledgeable, and plainest sister. She has accepted that she'll never know the love of a man or have her own family. She's content helping her clan with her knowledge of plants and the land—until she gets to know her sister Heather's intended.

Rogan MacClennan gave up marrying for love like his parents did and is resigned to do his duty. When his intended is kidnapped, he can't get her younger sister to stay out of the search. Rogan is a man used to giving orders and the stubborn girl refuses to obey him. He's glad she's not the one he's marrying—or is he?

What a great story. As Rogan gets to know Emma, he sees more in her than he first noticed. Too late as he refused to marry 'the plain sister' and the contract is for the oldest, prettiest sister. Rogan and Emma's story is told in this book but the search for Heather continues in the next book; Highlander's Rebellious Love and Heather's story is book three; Highlander: The Dark Dragon.
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Book 2: Highlander's Rebellious Love
Patience Macinnes is the middle sister and the warrior. She has been searching for her oldest sister Heather who had been abducted. Instead of continuing the search, her father sends her to settle a dispute among a couple of clans. What she hoped to be quick mission, ended up being much more.

Hunter McLaud was the youngest of his brothers and spent his days with the lassies. If there was one thing that he was good at—it was pleasing women. The beautiful woman warrior didn't fall under his spell and into his bed like other women. But he knew she needed him if she were going to stay alive. And the only way to save her...was to marry her.

Patience didn't need a man in her life. She led a group of warriors. She made the orders...not followed them. Patience soon found that much more was at work than the McLauds trying to take land. As if finding Heather and getting her away from the Dark Dragon and his ghost warriors wasn't enough to handle. Great series so far. It all starts in book one; The Highlander's Stolen Bride...Emma's story.
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Book 3: Highlander: The Dark Dragon
Heather Macinnes had finally found her way home after being kidnapped by the Dark Dragon and his ghost warriors. Waking up in her own bed, she realized the nightmare was over. And then she found out her father had wed her to the Dark Dragon to protect their clan. Looked like her nightmare was far from over after all.

The Dark Dragon was a cold, hard man. Any softness in him had been put to death so that he could live without emotion. Protect his people. If only he could get his new wife to be obedient so he could protect her. Every man, woman, child, and beast feared him. But not Heather.

The final book in this trilogy was as captivating as the first two. Stories that grab the reader and takes them on an adventure. A time when having land was power and as always, there was no lack of men desiring that power. Can the third Macinnes sister find love and happiness as her sisters did? With a man as dark as she is light?
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