Tag : Donna Kauffman

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What makes a place feel like home? A mother’s embrace, the warmth of new friendship, a sweet reunion–all can be found in these unforgettable stories . . .

THREE’S A CROWD * Fern Michaels
This Mother’s Day will be the first in three years that Samantha Stewart has spent with her parents. And she’s bringing a very special gift–the baby granddaughter they’ve never met. Sam’s work as an overseas reporter was exhilarating and dangerous. Now she’s seeking stability for little Caroline–and answers for herself–and finding them in a homecoming full of surprises.

NEW BEGINNINGS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS * Donna Kauffman
The moment she set foot in Blue Hollow Falls, Dubliner Katie MacMillan felt right at home. Back to help with her sister’s pregnancy, she’s contemplating her own future, especially when she confronts Declan MacGregor, her childhood tormentor, and her first crush. This Blue Ridge town was supposed to be a new beginning, but can it also be the setting for a second chance?

BRING ME HOME * Melissa Storm
For Hazel Long, spending time with her bedridden father is bittersweet. There’s comfort in the friendship offered by other hospital visitors–and the kindness of a handsome male nurse. And when Hazel’s father begins to tell her the story of the mother she barely knew, it’s an unexpected chance to bond, and a lesson in making the most of each new day.

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Blue Hollow Falls may be a small Blue Ridge Mountain town, but it’s big on love–and second chances

When former barrel racer Cheyenne McCafferty left the circuit, she left her past behind too. Now, as part-owner of Lavender Blue farm, she’s content rescuing and rehabbing horses, and growing a new business. She’s only got one regret: letting go of Wyatt Reed. When he professed his love, she was too young and foolish to know her heart. After that, he disappeared. But when his beloved horse turns up on the auction block, Chey makes a bid and wins more than she bargained for.

Chey believed she was ready to face Wyatt again, to explain herself. But seeing the man he’s become, she’s unsure. Gone is the quiet, gentle boy she knew. In his place is a rugged, confident adventurer who’s seen the world. Yet the longer Wyatt sticks around, the clearer it is that the feelings of their youth aren’t so easily dismissed now that they’re adults. In fact, the timing may be just right to make the dreams they’ve shared under a firefly moon come true.

Titles in the Firefly Lake series include – Under A Firefly Moon

This series is connected to the Blue Hollow Falls series, and you may see an occasional familiar face here and there.  🙂

This Christmas, small-town Blue Hollow Falls will work big holiday magic for two people who have researched everything but love . . .

Avery Kent needs a project. The busy brain that earned her two PhDs before the age of eighteen is fascinated by the home she’s created with her three friends in Blue Hollow Falls, but the farm and the tearoom are running like clockwork now. As the holiday season approaches, it’s time for Avery to dive into one of her last uncharted research topics: love. Not for herself, of course; for her friend, Chey! But a closer look at the handsome young veterinarian Avery has chosen for this romantic equation has her wishing for gifts she never thought she wanted . . .
 
Another former child prodigy, Ben Chandler is more like Avery than she ever imagined. His intellect is a perfect match for hers—and everything else about him attracts her in ways that send delicious tingles down her spine. But a relationship? That’s something Avery will need to analyze—unless her friends can help Ben convince her that romance is more magic than science and that a good old-fashioned kiss under the mistletoe is the perfect way to open her heart to the possibility of the greatest gift of all.

Titles in the Blue Hollow Falls series include – Blue Hollow Falls – The Inn at Blue Hollow Falls (#1.5) – Bloodstone & Vine – A Season to Celebrate (anthology #2.5) – Lavender Blue – Lavender & Mistletoe (#3.5) –

ʼTis the season for sweet surprises . . .  

Businessman Griffin’s never believed in luck . . . until sassy-sweet small-town baker Melody turns his world around. Except there’s a catch:

There’s no way he’ll be able to build his empire and hold on to her. This new love could destroy all his dreams—or make this Christmas better than he ever imagined possible . . .

Titles in the Hamilton Christmas series include:  Unleashed – Lock, Stock & Jingle Bells – Naughty But Nice

This title was originally part of The Naughty List Anthology… with Susan Fox and Cynthia Eden published in 2011

A raging winter storm and a holiday spent pet-sitting reveals there’s more than one kind of animal in the house . . . 

When Emma Lafferty is hired by a billionaire CEO to watch his pets over the holidays, she expects to enjoy a quiet Christmas in opulent surroundings.

What she doesn’t expect is to spend the week trapped in the mansion with Trevor Hamilton, the CEO’s sexy great-nephew—and heir—whose motives are as shady as his desire is crystal clear . . .

Titles in the Hamilton Christmas series include:  Unleashed – Lock, Stock & Jingle Bells – Naughty But Nice

This title was originally part of the To All A Good Night Anthology… with Jill Shalvis & HelenKay Dimon published in 2009.

Snowflake BayTitle:  Snowflake Bay
Series:  The Brides of Blueberry Cove #2
Author:  Donna Kauffman
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 29, 2015
Publisher:  Kensington Books, Zebra
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

There’s no place like seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, at Christmas—and there’s nothing like a wedding, the warmth of the holidays, and an old crush, to create the perfect new start…

Interior designer Fiona McCrae has left fast-paced Manhattan to move back home to peaceful Blueberry Cove. But she’s barely arrived before she’s hooked into planning her big sister Hannah’s Christmas wedding—in less than seven weeks. The last thing she needs is for her first love, Ben Campbell, to return to neighboring Snowflake Bay…

As kids, Fiona was the bratty little sister Ben mercilessly teased—while pining after Hannah. But Fi never once thought of Ben like a brother. And that hasn’t changed. Except Fi is all grown up. Will Ben notice her now? More importantly, with her life in a jumble, should he? Or might the romance of the occasion, the spirit of the season, and the gifts of time ignite a long-held flame for many Christmases to come…

Something old might just become something new…

Read on for my thoughts on Snowflake Bay.  No true spoilers, promise.

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