Forty candles, and one for luck.
Jenna Owens wants one thing for her birthday this year: a fairy-tale ending of her own and a little relaxation at a quaint California ranch. What she didn’t want was to get caught in a storm on her way to Meadow Valley. Or to get stuck with a ridiculously hot, too-charming-for-his-own-good cowboy—one who makes Jenna reconsider her “I don’t date younger guys” rule. But a little vacation flirtation might be just what she needs.
Colt Morgan isn’t interested in long-term relationships. Not since his last one crashed and burned after his fiancée found out he wanted a big family. So when he learns that Jenna has a list of items to accomplish on her trip—including having a fling—Colt is all too happy to oblige. Yet the more he and Jenna get to know each other, the more Colt starts to wonder if maybe they have a chance at a real future. But when Jenna’s past upends everything Colt thought he wanted, are all bets off? Or will they find a way to make both their dreams come true?
Titles in the Meadow Valley Ranch series include — Cowboy to the Rescue (prequel) – My One and Only Cowboy – Make Mine A Cowboy – Only A Cowboy Will Do –
Connecting Series — Titles in the Crossroads Ranch series include — Second Chance Cowboy – Saved by the Cowboy #1.5 – Tough Luck Cowboy – Hard Loving Cowboy
Includes the bonus novella Sealed with a Kiss by Melinda Curtis!
A few years ago there was an amazing year-long series set in one of my favorite fictional towns of Marietta, Montana called Love at the Chocolate Shop.
Now you can find three of those delightful stories in a connecting trilogy within that longer series called The Parker Family Trilogy. Here’s what to expect:
A Thankful Heart
Bryce Grayson comes to Marietta to convince his dad to leave with him to the city, but his escape plan goes astray when he meets Dakota Parker, whose sweet kisses put the chocolate she sells to shame. He has until Thanksgiving to decide if he should be the one to move to Marietta. But could he be happy living in such a small town?
The Valentine Quest
Dustin Decker makes a strategic pact with the prim, bookish Nevada Parker for a multi-day race called The Valentine Quest. But with a kiss, their unlikely alliance turns into something more…and soon racing isn’t the only thing on their minds. As the finish line nears, they must decide if the grand prize is worth more than what they’ve found together…or if one of them will walk away empty-handed—and broken-hearted.
The Chocolate Touch
Chocolate expert Chantelle Cummings arrives in Marietta, Montana with two goals—sign copies of her new book and research a quaint local chocolate shop. When she meets the gorgeous York Parker passing out chocolate samples, her visit turns sweeter than she ever imagined. But when York learns she’s moving abroad, will the truth harden his heart, or will love pave the way to a sweet future?
Now, I’ve linked the titles of these to reviews I did when the long series first came out – but if you love trilogies or connecting stories then you might want to check this out (although the entire series is well worth the read – just saying).
Check out your favorite spot to pick up Marietta, Montana stories – Mine is through my Kindle, that link is on the title graphic for your convenience.
They both know the pain of loss and how to protect their hearts…but fate has a way of stepping in…
Her perfectly controlled life falls apart when a kitchen fire lands young widow Elle Brooks in the muscled arms of handsome rancher and veterinarian Brody Tate. The fire forces Elle to move in with her friend Bryn and her motley collection of rescue horses and other animals on the Heaven Can Wait Horse Rescue ranch, where she volunteers. Spending time with the hunky cowboy and his spunky 10-year-old daughter, Mandy, as they rehabilitate the beautiful horses, reminds Elle of all she lost in a car crash years ago. She can’t deny the feelings that being close to Brody is stirring in her.
As a widower himself, Brody puts all he has into being a good dad for his spirited daughter. He hasn’t let women and romance even enter his mind until he meets Elle. And now, this woman is all he thinks about. Spending time with her is shaking up the calm stasis he had worked so hard to achieve, but he can’t seem to stay away.
Brody and Elle both know the pain of losing someone they loved, and neither planned ever to let themselves fall in love again. But fate has a way of stepping in, and what started with a small fire now burns hotter than either one could have imagined. Can these two wounded souls take a chance on each other and risk their hearts again?
Titles in the Creedence Horse Rescue series include – A Cowboy State of Mind – When A Cowboy Loves A Woman – How to Cowboy (December 2021) –
There is a connection to The Cowboys of Creedence series, those titles include – Caught Up in a Cowboy – You Had Me at Cowboy – It Started with a Cowboy – Wish Upon a Cowboy
The Garrett family have been ranchers and cowboys for generations—they love the land, and the joy of family and children.
Cade Garrett’s orderly life is upended when his sister and her husband are killed in a plane crash. He’s ready to step in and take care of their two young children, but he’s thrown for a loop when the children’s aunt is named their guardian and plans to take the children with her to Dallas.
Unexpected sparks fly when he meets Jennifer LaChance. Can Cade and Jenn band together for the good of the children—or only create all kinds of opportunities for friction?
Titles in the Garrett Family Saga series include – The Best Cowboy Christmas Ever – Forever My Cowboy –
This is a connected series as well – the connection is to — Titles in the Dark Horse Cowboys series include — Do or Die Cowboy – Hot Target Cowboy – When to Call A Cowboy – Cowboy Christmas Homecoming –
Who turned up the heat?
Classically-trained chef Delilah Corbyn walked away from the cutthroat celebrity kitchen world to return to her hometown of Last Stand, Texas. Delilah’s excited to open her own restaurant where she can finally make decisions without being scrutinized by the media. She thinks she’s living her dream until the new “it” chef saunters into town with a wink and a challenge. Delilah can handle the heat in the kitchen, but he stirs up passions she’d long ago buried.
Jock Rossi has come a long way in the culinary world for someone who isn’t formally trained. Now he’s a rising chef with fame and money finally within his grasp. Determined to attract investors, he launches his latest restaurant in Last Stand. But when he meets his local competition, Jock’s plans skew off course. Delilah’s not only as talented as she is beautiful, but she’s also impossible to fool. Or forget.
Can Jock win her heart with his secret recipe or are they only destined to battle it out in the kitchen?
Titles in the Corbyn Sisters of Last Stand include – Red Hot Texan – Texas Christmas Baby –Texan for the Taking –
(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)
Welcome back to Willoughby Close, with four new residents and happy endings to deliver…
Laura Neale is determined to make a fresh start. A year after her husband’s death, she’s still left with too many questions and struggles with feelings of guilt, anger, and grief. Hoping to rebuild her family’s life, she moves to Wychwood-on-Lea with her children, Sam and Maggie, all of them struggling in different ways to fit in and find happiness.
The warm community of women in Willoughby Close welcomes Laura with open arms, and, although wary, she finds their friendship helps her to take those crucial and challenging first steps. But then a sudden, intense attraction to her son’s teacher smacks her in the face. James Hill is funny, charming, and incredibly gorgeous—but he’s ten years younger than her and completely unsuitable. Laura’s not ready to start dating again, never mind actually falling in love. But what if her heart has other ideas?
As revelations about everything she once held dear surface, Laura wonders if she’s reckless or maybe just brave enough to try for love a second time. And if she is, can James be as well?
Titles in the ‘Return to Willoughby Close‘ series include – Cupcakes for Christmas – Welcome Me to Willoughby Close – Christmas at Willoughby Close – Remember Me at Willoughby Close
Connection to the Willoughby Close series which included – A Cotswold Christmas – Meet Me At Willoughby Close – Find Me at Willoughby Close – Kiss Me at Willoughby Close – Marry Me at Willoughby Close
It’s an accusation Arianna O’Sullivan dreads as she struggles to conceal her abilities from the suspicious villagers in Colonial Massachusetts. Saved from the pillory by a handsome, chivalrous stranger, Arianna senses an inexplicable connection. When she’s given no choice but to marry the charismatic man even after discovering he’s the grandson of an infamous witch-hunter, she fears her powers won’t be restrained for much longer.
Intrigued by the scarlet-haired beauty, Darius Wyndham recklessly weds her and brings her home to his settlement. Falling in love with his wife was never in the plan, and Darius grows suspicious of his new feelings. He never believed in witches, yet he certainly feels bewitched. Or could Arianna be his destiny?
Arianna dares to believe she’s finally found love and safety in the arms of her new husband, but when the spirit of his first wife appears with disturbing clues to her death and long-hidden secrets from their past, Arianna is left questioning everything.
Titles in The Witches of Time series include – The Witch’s Awakening –
*there is a slight connection to The Irish Witches series*
Can you fall head over heels…
And land on your feet?
When Grace Williams topples from the balcony at the soon-to-open Hotel Fortune, the last thing she expects is to find love with her new bosses’ brother.
Wiley Fortune is visiting from Chicago, and the polished attorney has looks, money, and charm to spare. But Grace’s past makes her wary of investing her heart—and risking her job.
Do a small-town Texan and a city sophisticate really have a chance?
Titles in The Fortunes of Texas: The Hotel Fortunes multi-author series include – Her Texas New Year’s Wish by Michelle Major – Their Second-Time Valentine by Helen Lacey (February 2021) – An Unexpected Father by Marie Ferrarello (March 2021) – Runaway Groom by Lynn Marshall (April 2021) – An Officer and A Fortune by Nina Crespo (May 2021) – Cowboy in Disguise by Allison Leigh (June 2021)
The clock is running out to keep her safe.
Can he intervene in time?
By-the-book police chief Melissa Colton prides herself on putting justice before all else. That means work first—and no passionate affairs.
But she finds herself severely tempted when teaming up with hotelier Antonio Ruiz to figure out who’s tracking her.
As the case yields more questions than answers, Melissa and Antonio must resist their growing attraction…and capture the criminal targeting them!
Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox
For the hardworking folks of Morgantown, home really is where the heart is. But sometimes it takes leaving for a while to figure that out . . .
Kaiden Miller may be the family jokester, but he takes his work on their ranch very seriously. And as a sought-after master carpenter to boot, he’s busier than ever. Still, when he’s asked to renovate the neighboring ranch, he’s more than willing. The owner, Juan Garcia, is ailing, and Kaiden expects to find the property pretty run down. He doesn’t expect to find his old nemesis—Juan’s daughter, Julia—overseeing his work . . .
Julia’s not sure why Kaiden never liked her. But if working with him makes life easier for her father, so be it. Yet to her surprise, not only is Kaiden great with her father, he’s great with her too. As the weeks pass, it becomes harder to ignore their simmering attraction. And when Julia’s boss turns up with a sweet deal, both she and Kaiden will have to decide where their loyalties—and their hearts—lie.
Titles in The Millers of Morgan Valley series include – The Second Chance Rancher – The Rancher’s Redemption – The Rebellious Rancher – The Rancher Meets His Match
*Connection to the “Morgan Ranch” series – you’ll find familiar faces if you’ve read the series but it’s not necessary to enjoy the Miller family – but I’d still recommend both.*