Author : Marsha

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They say life can change in an instant…

After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.’s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she’s looking for a missing piece she can’t find?

The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.

On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn’t quite fit in right away, she can’t help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.

As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there’s another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn’t a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she’s searched so long for.

Titles in the Wildstone series include — Lost and Found Sisters – The Good Luck Sister (#1.5) – Rainy Day Friends – The Lemon Sisters –

Champion barrel-racer Tegan Ash has nothing left to go home to in her native Australia and every reason to stay in the USA. But her visa is about to expire, and her prospective groom has called off their green-card wedding. 

Jamie MacCreadie doesn’t actually want to marry a woman he can’t stand, but his best friend and fellow rodeo rider Chet has just let her down and, somehow, he finds himself offering to do the deed instead.

There’s no chance it could turn into the real thing because they have nothing in common… do they?

Titles in The 75th Copper Mountain Rodeo series include –#0.5  Rodeo Sweethearts by Lilian Darcy— Tempt Me, Cowboy by Megan Crane – Marry Me, Cowboy by Lilian Darcy –  Promise Me, Cowboy by CJ Carmichael –Take Me, Cowboy by Jane Porter –  Steal Me, Cowboy by Kim Boykin (Copper Mountain Rodeo spinoff)

Love any story that involves Marietta, Montana?  Then you’ll want to check out two pages here that focus on this small town (and some neighboring ones as well) for titles, series, authors, and links to reviews done here at Keeper Bookshelf.  Please visit our Marietta, Montana pages.

Ben Dalton has always been honest, except where his heart is concerned. He’s been in love with his best friend—saucy, smart-mouthed Aurelia Stark—forever. But Ben’s a planner, and timing has never been on his side. When he finally decides to make his move, Aurelia beats him to the punch with a move of her own—to a different town.

Aurelia loves her new life in the charming town of Harmony Pointe. She has a great apartment and her very own bookstore, and best of all, the sinfully hot, commitment-phobic friend she’s crushed on for years is no longer just around the corner. Maybe she’ll finally be able to leave her unrequited love behind and move on.

But when a baby is left on Ben’s front porch—a baby that is presumably his—Aurelia is there for him. Neither one knows the first thing about babies, but how hard can it be? Ben and Aurelia are catapulted into a world of love, laughter, and tracking down the baby mama, and it might even add up to a very happily ever after… just not one either of them expects.

Titles in the Harmony Pointe series include — Call Her Mine – This Is Love (Dec. 2019)

Harmony Pointe has a connection to (is a spin-off of) the Sugar Lake series with crossover characters.  Do you “need” to read Sugar Lake first?  No.  But you’d be missing some great romances if you don’t check it out.  IMO 🙂

Jenna Snyder has finally gotten her life back together. She’s left her shattered heart behind and is quite content being the caretaker to a flirtatious geriatric man. In between his daily marriage proposals and in-home nurse visits, she manages to relax and ease her mind at her potter’s wheel. The only thing holding her back from finding true happiness is the painful memories from her past that can never be erased. She wants to leave them behind, and that includes Tristan. It doesn’t matter that he’s smart and successful and sexy. Or that he’s the sweetest man she’s ever met. He destroyed her world and tore her heart into a million pieces and that can never be forgiven. 

Tristan Ketch never thought his catering business would have him pairing his food with a small town winery in Crystal Cove, Maine. Or that he’d run into the woman he once loved. Hell, the woman he still loves. He regrets the way they ended, and he’ll do anything to make things right with her now. But first he needs to regain her trust, and that means doing everything in his power to make sure she never discovers the truth…the real reason behind what ripped them apart.

Titles in the Well Paired series include — At First Blush – Where There’s Hope – What Makes Us Stronger – Here With You – Finding Our Way Back

Will bitter enemies make better bedfellows for the Boone Brothers? 

She’s about to find out. 

Only the worthiest of causes could woo Drea MacDonald back to Boone Springs to work with the Mason Boone. The sexy Texan had stolen her schoolgirl’s heart, and his family had stolen her legacy.

But soon resisting the temptation to invite Mason into her bed becomes impossible. How long before he climbs back into her soul, too?

Titles in the Boone Brothers of Texas series include — Texan For The Taking – Stranded and Seduced – Vegas Vows, Texas Nights –

There is not one thing “bad luck” about a black cat.  Well, maybe they might steal your heart – or your lunch if left unattended.  But really?  Just like people, cats come in all colors and personalities.  And each one is unique in ways like no other cat (or person) on the planet.  Give your cat a hug today – extra tuna if you have a black cat full of mischief and love.  🙂

To Sam and Thunder ( our family black cats – and Thunder never did live up to his name, he’d run and hide at any loud noise – *grin* Silly kitty) who have made that trip to the Rainbow Bridge – we still love you and miss your mischief and loud purrs.

As a teen, I had my life figured out: graduate and make my dream of being a bull riding champion a reality. That is right up until the goth girl transferred to my school. Georgia laid the snark on as thick as her eyeliner, but I saw through the toughened façade and fell for her. Hard. 

She was willing to give up her own dream to follow me as I pursued my passion, but I couldn’t let her do that. So, I made the hardest decision of my life…and walked away.

It’s been twelve years since I left home without her and the all-grown-up Georgia is just as feisty and fiery as she was back then. It’s clear she has no intention of making redemption easy for me. Thankfully, I’m a patient man who knows what he wants. I’ve never stopped loving her, and I know she feels the same. 

Back then I was a rhinestone cowboy, and she was a dark angel, complete opposites, yet we fell in love anyway. We weren’t meant to be like every other cookie-cutter couple, we were meant to be different.

Titles in the Meant to Be series include — Meant to be Kept – Meant to be Different

What the hex?

Trinket’s life is on track to be fabulous…until the moment her crazy mother screws up yet another magic spell and draws the attention of the A.S.S. (Abnormal and Supernatural Security). The agent that shows up at her door is named Angelo. He is sizzling hot, bullheaded, and mysterious, and he promptly banishes the two of them to Jagged Grove, a weird island full of magical women and men, mystical creatures, and other strange beings.

Trouble brewing

Trinket and her mom fit right in, even if she refuses to admit it. Now she’s stuck in this town that doesn’t actually exist to serve out her sentence: teach a young witch named Maggie how to be a healer and get her mom under control. Then, if she’s lucky, she can go home. It should be a piece of cake, except for the fact that Trinket once killed somebody trying to heal them and she vowed to never practice her magic again.

Oh, and when she gets to Jagged Grove Maggie is dead.  

Now, with the help of a too-sexy werewolf, an elegant vampire, and her sweet but unhelpful mother, Trinket has to figure out who murdered Maggie and find a way home before her real-life crumbles away to nothing.

Titles in the Jagged Cove Magical Mystery series include — Convicted Witch – Conflicted Witch – Evicted Witch – Addicted Witch

What happens when you discover that the woman who’s been a friend for years is actually the one you’ve been waiting for? If you’re Dr. Turner McBride you set out to prove that the two of you would be perfect together. 

After betrayal and a failed marriage, Charlie Stockton returns to Last Stand, Texas, to run her bakery and avoid commitment. She’s delighted to resume her long-time friendship with far-too-sexy Turner – but no way is she ready or able to trust her heart again. Although she might be tempted into an affair, Charlie’s convinced their friendship is too important to risk losing by taking it to another level. 

It will take all Turner’s determination and an unexpected wake-up call to prove to Charlie that risking her heart will be well worth the gamble.

Titles in the Heart of Texas series include — Heart of the Texas DoctorTexas on My Mind

(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series.  (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town.  A listing of the connecting series and their stories can be found on our Last Stand, Texas page)

 

My favorite way to relax – aside from a nap – is to get lost in a book.

No matter how you enjoy just chillin’ out remember to take some time for yourself on this National Relaxation Day!

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