This marshal will protect his witness from everything—including his own wounded soul. US Marshal Sebastian Spencer is as coldly determined as the criminals he tracks. He’s spent years perfecting his iron control because when he unbends, things break and people bleed. But no one has ever tempted him to unbend as much as the witness in his latest case: a woman he could never think of having. Isabel Moreno wants her life back, though that’s impossible when the outlaw who attacked her remains on the loose. She agrees to help with the hunt for the fugitive, even though the marshal is the most unsettling, and intriguing, man she’s ever met. When more than just one outlaw threatens Isabel, Sebastian must keep her closer than ever, closer than he’s let any woman come—and the most dangerous threat of all might be to their hearts. hispanic latina romance novela romantica, western historical romance, multicultural, wounded marshal hero forbidden attraction, romantic historical suspense family saga California love story, 19th century, family life
Find an Old West Hero to Make Your Heart Pound! A lonely drifter, a deeply scarred US marshal, a broken-hearted cowboy, a shy farmer, and a gruff sheriff will all find love with women strong enough to tame even the toughest cowboys in this boxed set. Complete set listing: The Farmer Takes a Wife (Book One) A sweetly sexy farmer falls for the girl of his dreams at first sight… but true love is never that easy. Summer Chaparral (Book Two) When star crossed lovers end up in a shotgun wedding, they’ll have to fight for a love that was meant to be. (With Bonus Epilogue: The Cowboy’s Christmas Seduction) Autumn Sage (Book Three) This marshal will protect his witness from everything—including his own wounded soul. (With Bonus Epilogue: The Reunion) The Sheriff Takes a Bride (Book Four) When a surly sheriff butts heads with an unstoppable woman, sparks fly. High Country Spring (Book Five) They’ve always been best enemies, but fate has its own plans for their hearts.(With Bonus Epilogue: The First Christmas)
After a self-imposed exile in Argentina, Juan Moreno is ready to return home to California, wiser, wearier, and a widower. But the night before his departure, a wealthy landowner’s daughter appears in his simple room with a gun and demands that he kidnap her. Eliana Suarez never wanted to leave home; the pampas are deep in her blood. But when her cruel father insists she marry a man even crueler than he is, she must flee. Luckily for her, one of her father’s gauchos is leaving Argentina—and only if she can convince him to take her along, will she be saved. Juan never could resist a lady’s desperate appeal and soon they’re racing to Buenos Aires, barely two steps ahead of their pursuers. They’ll have to deal with outlaws, anarchists, and her father’s fury in their flight to freedom and safety. But no matter how fast they run, they can never escape their growing attraction… and their own hearts. cowboy latina argentina south america road romance
When star crossed lovers end up in a shotgun wedding, they’ll have to fight for a love that was meant to be. Jace Merrill has only ever hungered for one thing: a ranch of his own. After years of roaming, he’s found the place he’ll make his own. But he’s also discovered a new desire—a beautiful, unattainable rancher’s daughter. Catarina Moreno wants only one thing: a home of her own free from her stifling mother. As a dutiful daughter, she can only do as her parents command, including avoiding all the men they deem unworthy. Until an American cowboy rides onto her father’s rancho and tempts her to forget her duty… and herself. After her angry father catches them in a moment of weakness, they find themselves in a shotgun marriage. Soon, old family secrets surface, and they’ll find themselves battling to save their marriage—and their unexpected love. cowboy, wedding, multicultural, hispanic latina romance, 19th century forbidden attraction, marriage of convenience shotgun wedding romeo juliet novela romantica, romantic historical family saga California love story western historical romance
First in a new cowboy romance series! A wounded soldier searching for healing… Hank Moreno returned home from combat not quite broken but definitely battered. His job now is to recover from his tour of duty and to keep a hundred-year-old house from falling down around his ears. No one calls, no one visits—just as he likes. But then one irrepressible woman invades his sanctuary, hunting the secrets hidden within. A determined scholar searching for a legend… Graduate student Lale Pehlivan is investigating a century-old mystery. Unraveling it will guarantee she becomes a star history professor. But one surly former soldier is guarding the family archives—and standing between her and the information she needs. There’s no escape from the person destined to break your heart… Lale launches a charm attack Hank can’t resist, and the sterling honor Lale finds beneath Hank’s surliness tunnels under her own defenses. But when Lale threatens to unearth Hank’s secrets along with those in the archive, their hearts might not survive the upheaval. cowboy military multicultural western small town wounded hero romance
Author: Emma Barry
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: 2014-04-07
Compared to love, politics is easy Union organizer Millie Frank's world isn't filled with cocktails and nightclubs…until she's turned into an unwitting minor celebrity. As if being part of a hostage situation wasn't traumatizing enough, now her face is splashed across the news. But Millie's got fresher wounds to nurse—like being shot down by the arrogant bad boy she stupidly hit on. Parker Beckett will do whatever it takes to close a deal for the senate majority leader, including selling out union labor. Charming and smart on the surface, he's also cynical and uncommitted—an asset on the Hill. But something about Millie has stuck with him and when negotiations bring her to his office, Parker breaks his own rules and asks her out. Parker can't understand how Millie has retained her idealism in a place like D.C. Millie can't believe what Parker's willing to sacrifice in order to pass a budget. But as they navigate their political differences, what grows between them looks a lot like a relationship…and maybe even a little like love. 73,000 words
Can one wild night in Vegas become a lifetime of domestic bliss? Up-and-coming bull rider Adriano Silva has been careful to avoid entanglements. The money’s great, the fame fun, and the ladies enticing, but once he’s won a championship, he’s heading home to Brazil. Then a one-night stand with a woman he can’t forget leads to something he never expected… Liliana Merrill is too busy fighting her way to the top of the rodeo stock operations world to settle down, not even after a sexy bull rider gives her the ride of her life in Vegas. But one pregnancy test later, she discovers that what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there… Adriano and Lil readjust their plans and find that their temporary chemistry is very permanent. He’s determined to show Lil he’s got what it takes to tame her—if she doesn’t tame him first… Brazilian hero, rodeo romance, billionaire, bull rider hero, pregnancy, cowboy,
1866 – Oberlin, Ohio/ Milford, GeorgiaDevastated by her father's death days after her triumphant graduation from Oberlin College, Amanda Stewart is all alone in the world. Her father's unscrupulous business partner offers her an indecent proposal to earn a living. Instead, to fulfill a promise she made to her father, she resolves to start a school to educate and uplift their race. Sorting through her father's papers, she discovers he had carried on a mysterious correspondence with a plantation in Milford, Georgia. She determines to start her teaching work with the formerly enslaved. However, when she arrives, the mayor tells her to leave. There's no where for her to go. Virgil Smithson, Milford's mayor, blacksmith and sometimes preacher man with a gift for fiery oratory, doesn't want anything to do with a snobby schoolteacher from up North. On top of everything else, the schoolteacher lady has a will hard enough to match the iron he forges. He must organize his fellow formerly enslaved citizens into a new town and raise his young daughter alone. Still, his troubled past haunts him. He cannot forget the promise he made to his daughter's mother as she died—that their child would learn to read and write. If only he didn't have secrets that the new schoolteacher seems determined to uncover.To keep THE PREACHER'S PROMISE, Amanda and Virgil must put aside their enmity, unite for the sake of a newly-created community in a troubling age, and do things they never imagined. In the aftermath of the flood that was the Civil War, God set his bow upon the earth to show love and understanding for humankind. To reflect God's promise, these combatants must put aside their differences and come together--somehow.
Author: Louise Allen
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Release Date: 2015-11-01
'Tis the season for mischief! Accidentally colliding with Tess Ellery on the icy streets of Ghent is definitely not how resolute bachelor Alexander Tempest, Viscount Weybourn, intended to start the festive period. He may have mistaken her for a nun, but there's nothing innocent about his reaction to Tess's delicious curves... When Tess is left stranded, Alex is honour-bound to take her home...as his housekeeper! And despite his long-held rule of spending Christmas alone, Tess's vivacity soon has this brooding lord determined to make all her Christmas wishes come true!
Author: George Ticknor
Publisher: Boucher Press
Release Date: 2008-05
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book provides a unique overview of the impacts of railways on biodiversity, integrating the existing knowledge on the ecological effects of railways on wildlife, identifying major knowledge gaps and research directions and presenting the emerging field of railway ecology. The book is divided into two major parts: Part one offers a general review of the major conceptual and theoretical principles of railway ecology. The chapters consider the impacts of railways on wildlife populations and concentrate on four major topics: mortality, barrier effects, species invasions and disturbances (ranging from noise to chemical pollution). Part two focuses on a number of case studies from Europe, Asia and North America written by an international group of experts.
A sweetly sexy farmer falls for the girl of his dreams at first sight… but true love is never that easy. Marcus Gries might be on the quiet side, but he knows what he wants, and he’s wanted Laura Kemper since he first saw her. But when his proposal of marriage goes sideways and he learns why Laura is determined to never marry, it will take the hardest work of his life to win her. Laura has set aside her dreams to nurse her gravely ill father. She’s buried her wants so deeply not even she can see them. When Marcus offers her everything she’s been missing, she might not be able to bury those dreams again. Marcus and Laura must risk everything—and trust in love to not leave them empty handed. rural romance farmer hero California love story western historical romance farmer hero romantic historical family saga old west romance unrequited love
She’s handed in her resignation—but this wealthy rancher is ready to offer her another position… Benedict Merrill is handsome, wealthy, and the perfect cowboy. Unfortunately for Pilar Lopez, he’s also her boss, which means he’s completely off limits. She has no plans to seduce him, at least not outside of her wildest fantasies. But when she hands in her resignation, Benedict reveals plans of his own—ones that involve Pilar in his bed. She can handle a short-term affair no sweat. But when she starts to fall for Benedict, will she be able to handle loving him for always? western contemporary romance, rancher hero, latina heroine, workplace romance, boss secretary romance, BBW, california, multicultural romance
When a surly sheriff butts heads with an unstoppable woman, sparks fly. When an outlaw’s bullet ends his career—and almost takes his life—Sheriff Joaquin Obregon locks himself away from the rest of the world. But when a stubborn woman comes into his life, refusing to take no for an answer, he finds himself wanting to say yes…to her. Mary Margaret McCallahan is proud of her skills as a nurse, but she’s never had a patient as difficult as this gruff, handsome sheriff. She’s going to bring him back into the world no matter how much he grumbles—or how attractive she finds him. The battle lines are drawn, and only love can win. hispanic latina romance novela romantica, multicultural, romantic historical family saga California love story, BBW, western historical romance, nurse, wounded sheriff hero
Reading a new Socratic dialogue that reflects a time traveler's argument with the great philosopher that he can escape death by traveling to the future, graduate student Sierra is astonished when the elderly scholar who showed her the document disappears, an event that prompts her search for answers through time with the help of her boyfriend, Max. Reprint.