On leave from the army, Nick Colter heads to a quiet Alberta ranch to fulfill a promise. His buddy left behind a pregnant wife in need of protection and friendship that only Nick can provide. Despite years in combat, he isn't prepared for the battle to earn wary Beth Carruthers's trust. There is more than grief in her beautiful blue eyes, and caring for her becomes more than an act of duty.He wants to bring a smile to her faceand restore faith and love in her heart. Yet the secrets she harbors may destroy the one chance at family he thought he'd never find.
Her high-school sweetheart is the last person teacher Hailey Deacon expects to encounter back home in Hartley Creek. Since Dan Morrow closed the door on their future, Hailey’s determined to make this a temporary stay. She has an ill grandmother to take care of. But when Dan, now a widower, brings his troubled six-year-old daughter to Hailey for help, how can she refuse?Working with both father and daughter, she vows not to fall for him again. But if a determined little girl has her way, Hailey and Dan won’t be leaving Hartley Creek again anytime soon. Home to Hartley Creek: A family legend brings cousins home.
Handsome but restless Rick Ethier had no use for the stuffy family business, but when his grandfather laid an interesting proposition at his door, he found it hard to say no. If Rich could bring a faltering magazine around to profitability within a year, he'd be free to pursue his true interests. But Rick found an unexpected obstacle in Becky Ellison, the previous owner's daughter and the current editor of the magazine.Though she loved her job, she had yearned to write fiction – until a very negative review of her first published book – by Rick Ethier – had quashed that dream forever. Had God crossed their paths to give them both a new direction?
Luke Harris grew up without family. Now, it's all he wants. More so when he and his friendly dog move next door to widowed mom Janie Corbett and her three kids. For the first time, he can imagine hearing the pitter-patter of little feet in his own home. Listening to their bedtime prayers. Having a wife and children to call his own.But once-burned/twice-shy Janie won't say yes–unless Luke acknowledges his troubled past. With the help of one stubborn woman, three smart kids and a cherished Labrador retriever, there might be a family for Luke, after all.
Rancher Kip Cosgrove promised his dying brother he'd take care of his motherless young twins.So when the boys' estranged aunt shows up on the Cosgrove doorstep with a will and the law on her side, Kip digs in his boot heels. Nicole Williams is wonderful with the boys, but Kip is just as much their kin as she is. And until legal issues are settled, she'll have to abide by his rules.Which means visiting the twins at the ranch. Seeing how much he loves the boys. How much they love him. And maybe…staying forever.
This is my farm.Arrogant Ethan Westerveld could scream that from the barn roof if he wanted. But half the place was now Hannah Kristoferson's. Not that she wanted one inch of the farm that reminded her of the only father she'd ever known–and his heartbreaking betrayal.Yet according to the terms of his will, she had to spend six months at Riverbend or forfeit the inheritance. Six months butting heads with too-handsome Ethan in order to make a quick sale and a new life far away? She'd do it. But Hannah didn't count on Ethan feeling like family…or that she'd want to stay forever.
Veterinarian Cara Morrison is planning another walk down the aisle with her ex-fiancé–except she isn't the bride and rancher Nicholas Chapman isn't the groom. With their best friends' wedding looming, the last thing maid of honor Cara wants is to rekindle a romance with best man Nicholas.But when he needs her help to unravel the illness that's descending on his herd, she discovers that the sparks between her and Nicholas still burn bright. Is it possible to heal the wounds of the past and start over with the cattleman she never stopped loving?
Joe Brewer did not believe in love at first sight… Still, the cowboy's lonely heart skipped a beat at first sight of Rebecca Stevenson. With her warm smile and sky-blue eyes, this beautiful stranger was Joe's dream come true. He had to know more about her…. A polished professional, Rebecca turned out to be an unlikely match for a hardworking horse trainer. Joe doubted she'd settle for a rancher's simple life. But Rebecca's radiant expression as they explored the countryside gave him hope.And her innocent trust, as she struggled to rekindle her faith, made Joe thank Heaven for bringing them together. Now he prayed that Rebecca could look beyond their differences to see the wealth of love waiting in his heart….
TWIN BLESSINGSStraight-laced architect Logan Napier has his hands full with his twin nieces. Then free-spirited Sandra Bachman enters the scene. She adores the girls…and the twins want to ensure Sandra's there to stay. Double matchmaking might show just how well these opposites attract.TOWARD HOME Work in her dream house? Nurse Melanie Visser couldn't be happier…until her patient's son decides to sell the building. Adam Engler wants a fresh start. But maybe what he needs is someone to help him find his way back home.