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Rick dropped onto his bed, staring at the ceiling and wishing he was anywhere but here. He looked at his hands, hands now those of a twenty-five-year-old man. They were stained in a few places with car grease, thick from working out, and scarred across both palms from the accident. The accident. His badge of shame.
He wondered how differently life would have gone five long years ago if he’d taken Sean’s dare to kiss Grace. Would she have hated him more for doing it than not doing it? Would she have accused him of using her for a thrill instead of showing her how he truly felt? He feared both as much as he feared showing his feelings to Sean. Still, was there something—anything—he could have done that would have changed that awful night?
Grace’s clumsiness annoyed Scott and gave Sean another reason to tease her, which upset Rick. Everybody had clumsy moments. Even clumsy days. After all, he smacked himself in the face with a wrench this afternoon and had to chase it across the garage floor before he snagged it. He was the klutz, not Grace.
He sighed, wondering if what Hannah often told him was right. Sometimes angels came along and, in the strangest ways, guided God’s children in the right direction. Coming here had been a last-minute decision, the thought jumping into his head out of the middle of nowhere. But maybe this week might turn out to be a gift from Heaven. If he could get past Grace Evans’ defenses, he might be able to earn her forgiveness, even if he wasn’t able to find a way into her heart.
Susan was born and raised a Southern California girl but is grateful to have lived on the Oregon coast and in the Rocky Mountains of northern Utah. She’s now enjoying living with her husband in the incomparable beauty of the Redwood forest, nestled against the rugged coast of Northern California.
Susan raised a tribe of children, making ends meet as a registered nurse and lactation consultant, and now her tribe members have tribes of their own and she doesn’t get to see enough of them. She loves to travel and is thrilled with a good movie or a great book, but writing is her passion. She writes almost anything, especially epic fantasy and romance.
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Rick made some mistakes as a boy, and as a young man, his worst was hurting Grace Evans. His heart still belongs to her, even if she doesn’t know it. Unfortunately, in the last confrontation between them, she demanded he never speak to her again.
Now, Grace’s best friend (and Rick’s sister) Hannah has invited her to a ten-day summer work-vacation to babysit Hannah’s teen cousins. A palatial cabin, a patio boat on the lake, and all the comforts of the rich and famous at their fingertips? A vacation made in heaven.
At least until they arrive and Grace finds Rick there. And neither can leave. Rick’s car is in pieces in the garage, and Grace forgot her driver’s license at home.
How will Grace survive it? Can she find a way to forgive? Can Rick learn to take
responsibility for his past mistakes? And even if they succeed, what will they do when Rick’s most recent wantabe girlfriend shows up on their doorstep, determined to make Rick hers?
Forage for food, build shelter, make fireâ€”Jasmine sets out to learn what she needs to do to ace the program so she can go home and salvage her summer vacation. But the more she tries to prove she doesnâ€™t need wilderness therapy, the more desperate her situation becomes. Confronted with life and death, she comes face to face with her past and her imperfections. Will Jasmine ask for help before itâ€™s too late?Â
the author of Eruption as well as several children’s books. When she isn’t
writing, Adrienne enjoys running, hiking, and matchmaking (Are you single? She
probably knows someone perfect for you.)Â
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June’s Double Rainbow
Escape to Paris with this heartwarming, feel good romance to read in one sitting!
When love and monogamy failâ€¦Her fiancÃ© breaks off the engagement.
At first, June is stunned, but then, she is determined to move on to better thingsâ€¦like an unplanned trip to Paris for her jobâ€”where she falls deeply in love with a man from another part of the world. He wines and dines June; sweeps her off her feet; and ultimately, wins her heart. Their short romance echoes an endearing love. When she returns to the US, he calls her faithfully every day. Then suddenly, no callâ€¦
Can their love survive on different continents?
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In this heartwarming romance, June learns to embrace each challenge and wait for a transformation in her life.
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Just when their friendship builds into something deeper, she gets the chance to join the Scorpion Raiders and win her fatherâ€™s affectionMonday, May 6th, 2019
Lands Book 1
ruthless. Be rich. Live like gods.
band of thieves lives deep in the jungle. Riding on giant scorpion
dragons, they search the beautiful landscape for villages and
caravans to rob.
dangerous mists thread through the jungleâ€™s undergrowth. One touch
transforms its victims into mindless, murderous shells of their
the mists interrupt a routine raid, Joella becomes separated from her
people. Sheâ€™s alone except for a stolen book of legends and Marc, a
religious disciple dedicated to pacifism and preserving the ways of
the old goddess.
for their tribes, Joella and Marc brave mist-infected beasts,
deceitful clans, and the sweltering days and freezing nights of their
uneasy alliance grows between them as they read from the book and
uncover in its pages the truth of why the jungle has been fraught
with evil. They must trust each other to right the wrongs of the past
and save themselves, or risk the very landscape they hold so
Scorpionâ€™s Lullaby is
a fast-paced, lyrical fantasy filled with creatures and characters
who will take your breath away.
Scorpionâ€™s Lullaby today
to discover the legends propelling the unforgettable tale in this
luminous, unique world.
comes with a price.
Scorpion Raiders are a ruthless clan, traveling through the jungle
and raiding villages and caravans. As the only child of their leader,
Claire has lived a safe, comfortable life tucked away from their
violence. Her one desire is to join her father, but he refuses to
safe life has one major perkâ€”her best friend, Gavin. But just when
their friendship builds into something deeper, Claire finally gets
the chance sheâ€™s been waiting forâ€”a chance to join the Scorpion
Raiders and win her fatherâ€™s affection.
she choose love with Gavin, or will she choose the quality her father
treasures above all othersâ€”ruthlessness?
grew up in northern California, where she spent her free time staring
at spooky lakes and making up stories about the old buildings
surrounding them. Years later, she still lives in California and she
still makes up spooky stories…about lakes and the old buildings
surrounding them. Like April in April’s Ghosts, she’s terrified of
spiders and she’s obsessed with Hamilton. Like Lissa in June’s Blood,
she plays the piano…but not very well.
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Date: May 23, 2017
to all things fast and furious. But their spirited sister canâ€™t be
tamed when it comes to matters of the heart . . .
quiet on her familyâ€™s Wyoming ranch are a balm for Eden Wildeâ€™s
soulâ€”and inspire a gentle touch when it comes to breaking the wild
horses she loves. Though thereâ€™s no hope on the breathtaking
horizon for her love life. Until her sanctuary is invaded by a movie
studio shooting their latest blockbuster starring Hollywoodâ€™s man
of the moment.
his real life, movie star Blake Benedict finds himself falling for
the wide-open spaces and easy going pace of Wyomingâ€”and for Eden.
Around her, he feels safe shedding his public persona and letting
down his guard. But then accidents begin to happen on set, mishaps
that could end Blakeâ€™s careerâ€”or his life. And Eden will be
forced out of her comfort zone to save the Hollywood hero from an
enemy he never saw coming . . .
has taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns
and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. She grew up in a tiny
Northern California town and currently lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe
with her husband and two daughters. When she isnâ€™t busy writing or
being a full time mom, Jannine hikes or snowshoes in the woods around
her home. Whether sheâ€™s writing contemporary, historical or
romantic suspense, Jannine brings the beauty of nature to her
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