Beach Season by Lisa Jackson, Rosalind Noonan, Cathy Lamb, Holly Chamberlin
By Lisa Jackson, Rosalind Noonan, Cathy Lamb, Holly Chamberlin
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Golden sand, pounding surf, a feeling of unending possibility—and 4 unforgettable tales of affection, friendship, and moment chances...
The Brass Ring by way of Lisa Jackson
It's a stunning June day, excellent for a wedding—until Shawna learns that her fiancé, Parker, has been serious about a vehicle crash. even though his accidents heal, his stories of her are long gone. but Shawna won't cease attaining to reclaim the affection they as soon as shared...
June's Lace by way of Cathy Lamb
June MacKenna is done—with her high-pressure criminal occupation, her dishonest soon-to-be-ex, and the strain of urban dwelling. In her studio at the Oregon coast, she creates appealing lace marriage ceremony attire, without purpose of ever donning one back herself. Then songwriter Reece rents the home round the corner, and units out to alter her mind...
Second probability Sweethearts via Holly Chamberlin
Thea Foss is placing a foul marriage in the back of her within the lovely holiday city of Ogunquit, Maine. What's earlier is...
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Hadn't he told her that there was no way he would ever allow some overeducated quack to interfere in his private life? "Counseling won't help," he said quietly. "It might. We could at least give it a try. " Chris was sure she'd heard him incorrectly. " I Y "They let me go," he said without further elaboration. Chris saw the words bouncing around in front of her eyes, like the errant particles of dust hanging in the sunlight, and tried to grab hold of them, get them to stay still long enough for her to understand their implications, but they refused to be so easily corralled.
Chris looked up and down the quiet street. Four houses down, the Albrights were replacing their old roof with cedar shingles, their decaying brick chimney with gleaming new copper. Tony said they were crazy, that the copper would eventually turn green, look ugly. Chris disagreed. She thought it would look nice. Other changes were coming. The O'Connors, who lived halfway down the block on the other side of the street, were talking about adding another room to their red-brick house in the spring, an idea that was causing considerable muttering among several of the neighbors who thought the integrity of the neighborhood might be threatened.
Vicki asked. "Not Ron," Barbara told her. "I think it was Jesus," Chris said. " Susan asked, coming back into the room. "Apparently even Jesus talked about it," Vicki said. "You're going to burn in hell. " Barbara laughed. "We're all going to burn," Chris concurred, thinking this was probably true. " Tony asked, bounding into the kitchen, kissing Chris on the forehead before heading for the fridge. " Chris watched her husband grab a handful of ice-cold beers from the freezer. "Are you kidding?