When Naomi saw Keith walk out of the house and onto the porch, she stayed quiet and kept working, waiting for him to see her.
The first night she met him, she had observe that he looked a little jumpy when she entered the room. Since then, she had seen this happen with several of the soldiers who were staying with Dr Griffin. It seemed all too easy for them to become uneasy when they were surprised; then they would be embarrassed and irritable afterward.
She saw two of the men walking across a pasture adjacent to the house, enjoying themselves despite the low clouds. As she returned their waves, Keith noticed her. She smiled in greeting, gesturing to indicate that he could stay.
It seemed odd, to give permission - but in such a crowded house, there was nowhere for Naomi to call her own save the tiny guest room she had been given. Once she had settled on the porch as the ideal place to sit and work or read, however, the men had started treating it as though it was her private ...
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Love can ruin the perfect getaway...
When Belle LeClair's US Marshal husband dies, she flees Boston and her wealthy, overbearing mother-in-law to start a new life in the West.
Since Sheriff Brady Fontana's fiancée was murdered on her way to join him in Colorado, guilt and regret have made him immune to love. But when he rescues a family of would-be homesteaders attacked by the notorious Deckom gang, one of the sisters shines a light on his cold, locked-down heart.
The last thing Brady deserves is happiness, and he fights his feelings. Which is fine with Belle, since she'll never let herself love another man whose job could get him killed--but why does this handsome lawman have to make her feel so wonderful?
Heat level 2/5: contains some violence, minor cursing, and not-so-minor kissing.
The raft dipped again.
"Oh!" Hannah cried out as she lost her balance. ...
How far would you go for true happiness? These three brides must find the strength to hold onto newfound love in the face of adversity.
The first time Luke sees Jamie, he finds himself thunderstruck. Whoever he was expecting pales in comparison to the auburn-haired beauty with emerald eyes. Initially, Jamie wonders how they will build a relationship together, and her attempts to deepen their bond starts a game of cat and mouse that keeps them both on their toes. Despite the mutual attraction, Luke has built a wall around him that won't be easy to break. But why? And will Jamie's efforts alone be enough to get through to him?
Desperate to escape her abusive father, Lacey Reagan finds her chance for freedom in the form of a mail-order bride advertisement. In comes Joe Dwyer, who is a gentleman as much as he is a playboy. As they grow more familiar, Joe and Lacey find themselves magnetically attracted to each other, but when faced with trouble, will the couple be able to stay true to ...
Sent from Chicago to the Kansas Flint Hills on family business, Jaxton Anderson finds himself in conflict with Ami Martin from their very first meeting. Yet he cannot stop thinking about the stubborn young woman and her struggle to keep her own family farm by turning it into a bed and breakfast. Each time he tries to draw closer to her, he makes the situation worse until a series of crises throws Jaxton and Ami together in unexpected ways.
THE LONG WAY HOME is an adventure of love and reconciliation. Touching on themes of faith, family, and fortunes, it asks the characters and the reader "Who are you, and where do you want to be when you're eighty?"
"Staci Stallings writes from a deep knowledge and love of the Flint Hills, and with a compassionate understanding of everyday people caught up in family and life struggles. Her characters and their story will reside in your heart long after you have finished the last chapter of THE LONG WAY HOME."
U.S. Marshal Chase Reynolds is on a mission -- to track down an escaped train robber, even if it takes him into the wilds of Canada! Hot on the outlaw's trail, he follows him into the Canadian West -- and encounters more than he bargained for when he's taken prisoner by a beautiful woman.
Sara Cranston is trying to hold on to her ranch that a band of outlaws is determined to steal from her. A woman alone, she's "easy pickin's" -- and this ruthless crew is after more than the ranch -- there's a legend of buried gold hidden somewhere on her land.
Sara and Chase have a shared past -- one that is full of lies and secrets... and love. Seventeen years have gone by, and the passion is still there between them -- but will deceit and mistrust keep them from the happiness they both crave?
Chase has a duty to bring in the outlaws, but now he must work fast to do it before they murder the woman he loves. Can he convince her the future is still theirs for the taking if they only survive to ...
Robert is a gunman with a painful past from which he has run his whole life. He harbours secrets from his misspent youth as a gunman that keep haunting him. Now, years later, his reformed and even considered a leader in his community of ranchers.
Abigail, a girl who harbours her own secrets, disembarks from the train together with five other would-be brides. But as soon as she reaches the platform she's given terrible news that leaves her in tears, and it's up to Robert to take care of her.
Together the two have to come to terms with their pasts and find redemption and forgiveness. But that's only if they can face the new gunman in town, whose hunting for Robert...
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Knox defends his own.
Space is a deadly business, a truth Knox has experienced first hand. That's why he's so protective of his ship and family. So when pirates plunder an impoverished town--a town that's earned Knox's guarded friendship--he's going to do something about it.
Knox knows the pillagers will be back for more, so his town needs protection from any and all pirates, for years to come. Only one way to do that. His friends need shields to keep their town and children safe, and Knox will get those shields. Even if he has to steal them.
Knox devises a carefully crafted plan and hires the perfect crew. He'll "borrow" from Caravan Suppliers -- the Goliath of space shipping -- a company that can afford to lose an expensive shield generator. No one will know he was there. Unfortunately, no plan survives contact with the enemy.
Caravan Suppliers has a dirty slave habit, and they'll kill to keep it secret. When Knox stumbles onto it, he endangers his crew and his family. Will this ...