Texas beauty Claire Savage learned a hard lesson the day her father left to pursue his selfish dreams. Trust no one.Now in possession of an MBA, and the owner of her own business, she felt in control. A woman like her had no use for church newcomer and former rocker Luke Dawson. What kind of a man had nothing better to do than produce music for her church's youth band? The kind of man she needed to keep an eye on.She never expected Luke's noble spirit to soothe her, yet could even his gentle touch curb her mistrust when his past resurfaced to threaten them both?
Juggling the care of her toddler son and elderly parents kept young widow Abby Cramer busy from sunup to sundown.Just when she thought she had it all under control, her mother broke her hip at a home-improvement store. Good thing store employee Guy Hardy rushed in to save the day with his quick thinking, big smile and his tender kindness extended toward her whole family – especially Abby.Though she suspected Guy had a secret to hide, Abby wanted to believe he was a man of honor and faith. A man she could trust with her heart.
Could he really be Professor Perfect? A handsome professor in a flannel shirt and a Texas Rangers cap? Returning to university just became less intimidating–and more intriguing–than Sarah Eason expected. As a widow in her thirties and single mom of three, Sarah's hardly a typical coed. Except Professor Cullen Temple is starting to make her feel like one. He's brilliant, attentive, incredibly sweet…and he's winning over her girls. Yet there's something troubled in those gray eyes. Something that makes her wonder if he might be too good to be true.Plus a bonus short story by USA TODAY bestselling author Ingrid Weaver
From the moment Gillian Moore set foot in Temple Territory, she knew it was the perfect place to open her boutique hotel. The fact that it’s also the ancestral home of currently out-of-work Texas cooking sensation Hunt Temple seems like fate.With the cowboy chef in her kitchen, success is practically guaranteed! Too bad their visions of his family land couldn’t be farther apart. Hunt can’t let Gillian destroy his family legacy – not before he and his brothers have a chance to rebuild it. Hunt’s prepared to challenge Gillian at every step and make sure she embraces the local Texas flavour.But despite their differences, they make an amazing team. And not just in business. Yet when Hunt's own opportunity knocks, even Texas may not be big enough for both of their careers.
Photojournalist Erin Gray has seen the world through her camera. But she's never taken a snapshot of the husband and daughter she left behind years ago.After Erin suffers life-threatening injuries, she returns home to heal–with every intention of leaving again. But seeing her Texas Ranger husband with their teenage daughter begins to melt her heart. Daniel never lost faith that some day they would be reunited. Now he hopes that he and Erin can put the past behind and come together as a family forever.
When injury ended her dance career, Jessica Holliday became a landscape designer. A society wedding offered her the chance to make a name for herself, and she vowed to get the job done without help from anyone–especially handsome newcomer Captain Andrew Keegan.His neighbor might be beautiful, even up to her elbows in dirt, but Drew Keegan had to keep God's plan in sight–marriage to the socialite of his father's choosing would enable him to help those who needed it most. But when Jessica's designs were jeopardized, Drew began to see his goal–and Jessica–in a new light….
Her entire career was hanging on the yes or no of a total stranger? Well, Casey Hardy would just have to show highfalutin British lawyer Barrett Westbrook what she was made of. And that was 100 percent serious Texan businesswoman. She'd worked so hard to prove to her father that she could run their family company.But one no from Barrett, with his ledgers and checklists, and Casey could forget her dreams–which now included a Lone Star courtship by him!
Texas cop Heath Stone knows what it's like to have no home or family. Once a foster-care kid, Heath now appreciates those who help others. Like Olivia Wyatt, the lovely young woman who opened a homeless shelter in a tough part of town. But Olivia's hard work is in danger when Table of Hope is suspected of being a drug front.Heath goes undercover to keep a close eye on the shelter – and Olivia. What he finds is a woman of faith, a woman who feels like family…the family he's always dreamed of.
It had to be a mistake. Tara Elliott's grandmother had bequeathed the family office building to Tara – jointly?Her co-manager was Sam Kennesaw, the abrasive but still-handsome man who'd broken Tara's tender teenage heart nine years before. The will stated they needed to make business decisions together. At first the two couldn't agree on anything, but as the building's opening day drew near, the caring, generous man who'd stolen Tara's heart began to emerge.But Tara still couldn't believe she'd thought God meant for them to be together. It would take divine help to get them past a decade of pent-up bitterness…and into each other's arms.