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Home for Good

Summary: When Joelle Winslow was six, her parents divorced and her mother took her to San Francisco from her father’s ranch at Marietta, Montana. After two years of begging her mother, Joelle was allowed to return. While she was away, her father, Clark, had adopted a boy. The parents of the boy, Matt, were Clark’s […]

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Coming Home to You

Summary: Zoë Trent’s world is turned upside down when her seemingly healthy fiancé, Paul, dies suddenly. Zoë is so depressed that she is unable to cope with even simple, day-to-day tasks. Zoë’s family and friends are extremely supportive but after nine months they think she should move on. Zoë’s best friends, Kate and Ray convince […]

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The French for Christmas

Summary:  Evie is going through a rough period. Her marriage is on the rocks. She is mourning the loss of her daughter, who was stillborn. After her husband (and partner) left, her restaurant closed. He is getting a lot of media attention as his TV career takes off. He is seeing someone else. Evie’s passion […]

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The Love List

Summary: Nora King lives for the family company that has been bequeathed to her by her father. She suppresses all emotions, especially grief for the loss of her father, hiding behind the facade of a businesswoman. The only glimpse at the true Nora that she allows is indulging in shoes. Ethan Love owns the luxury […]

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The Long Way Home

Summary:  When she was 18, Abby Foster married Blaine Watts, an older man chosen for her by her father and left Marietta, although she loved 17-year-old Joe Carlyle. Eight years later, she comes back to find Joe and ask for forgiveness before she starts a new life. Her offer is a hot weekend to make […]

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The Kissing Season

Summary: Hannah Elliot is known for making bad decisions. She has just returned home to Wildwood Point in Western Australia from a whirlwind marriage to an almost complete stranger in Las Vegas. The marriage has been annulled but she is pregnant. She has not told her family because she knows they will be disappointed yet […]

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The Billionaire Cowboy

Summary: Ryder Blackwell is the wealthiest cattle baron this side of the Mississippi. He has built an empire for himself in hopes of getting distance from a tortured past.  Women chase him for his good looks and his money. So it is a novelty to him that the veterinarian Dr Lara. Montgomery steers clear of […]

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A Little Christmas Jingle

Summary: In this book by Michele Dunaway, veterinarian Dr. Katherine Saunders has a clinic and a no-kill shelter for animals. She is in trouble because she does not have the permit for it. Moreover, some people in the neighbourhood do not like the clinic being there and have been filing false complaints of animal neglect […]

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Christmas at Seashell Cottage

Summary: This is the story of a young doctor, Charlie Yang, who feels she does not fit into the small town where she works. She meets Dave Ricker, a former Navy SEAL who has come to the town to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. They feel an immediate attraction. […]

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A Pretty Mess: an Astonvale Novel

Summary: Celeste Pretty, a self-confessed neat freak, starts her own organizing company, POPink, which is intended to help de-clutter people’s homes and workplaces. She is off to a great start when she lands her first client, health and fitness guru Natalia Samphire, in the well-heeled suburb of Astonvale. However, things go awry because she has […]