"[Picture Perfect Wedding] it will charm readers who love a good second-chance romance."—Booklist Beck Elliot thought he'd never again see the woman who broke his heart, but when Tansy Calhoun moves back to Misty Bottoms, she's impossible to avoid—and so are his old feelings. Beck and Tansy were inseparable—until Tansy left Misty Bottoms, Georgia, promising to come back after she finished school. Beck stayed behind to save the family business, dreaming of the day when Tansy would return. Instead, his trust and his heart were broken when she inexplicably married another man and bore his child. Five years later, Tansy comes home, a sadder and wiser woman. Despite his anger, Beck finds it hard to avoid her and her adorable little daughter—especially with all the busybodies of Misty Bottoms going out of their way to throw him and Tansy together, hoping a lingering spark will reignite their enduring flame. Magnolia Brides Series: The Best Laid Wedding Plans (Book 1) Every Bride Has Her Day (Book 2) Picture Perfect Wedding (Book 3) Praise for The Best Laid Wedding Plans: "Entertaining...the push and pull of emotion feels real." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "All about small towns, community, and sweet and sexy romance." —Booklist "A sweet escape into the wonderful world of brides, weddings, and extra-special locations." —Fresh Fiction
With love in their hearts and crafting the perfect wedding on their minds, the possibilities are endless for the ladies of Lynette Austin's new Magnolia Brides series. SOME DREAMS ARE WORTH WHATEVER IT TAKES Jenni Beth Beaumont left her broken heart behind when she took her dream job in Savannah. But after her brother's death, Jenni Beth returns home to help mend her parents' hearts as well as restore their beautiful but crumbling antebellum mansion. New dreams take shape as Jenni Beth sets to work replacing floors and fixing pipes to convert the family homestead into the perfect wedding destination. However, some folks in their small Southern town are determined to see her fail. Cole Bryson was once the love of Jenni Beth's life, but the charming architectural salvager has plans of his own for the Beaumont family home. As the two butt heads, old turmoil is brought to the surface and Cole and Jenni Beth will have to work through some painful memories and tough realities before they can set their pasts aside and have a second chance at their own happily ever after. Praise for the Maverick Junction series: "Can't Stop Lovin' You is an extraordinarily well-written story filled with just the right amount of angst to keep you interested from beginning to end. Austin creates a lovely town with intriguing characters who will win your heart. Austin's lively, witty and engaging dialog rounds out a well-constructed book." -Fresh Fiction "Can't Stop Lovin' You is another sweet contemporary romance in the beautifully written 'Maverick Junction' series." -Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick "A perfect example of small-town Texas, filled with a wonderful group of characters... Readers will want to visit Maverick Junction again and again." -RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
"The charming side of small-town living and some creative flower-arrangement tips make this sweet romance a delightful read. " —Publishers Weekly New York City detective Sam DeLuca came to Misty Bottoms, Georgia for solitude, but his bubbly neighbor Cricket seems intent on shining her happiness into Sam's heart, like it or not. Cricket O'Malley can't wait to plant roots back home in Georgia, where she's returned to restore an abandoned flower shop to its former glory. The only blemish? Her neighbor's house is even more neglected than her old flower shop, and its occupant seems as surly as he is darkly handsome. Devastated body and soul after a tough case went south, New York City detective Sam DeLuca thought he'd have no trouble finding solitude in the quiet Georgia town of Misty Bottoms, but his bubbly neighbor seems determined to shine happiness into Sam's life. Sam is equally determined to close himself off, but his heart says otherwise. Magnolia Brides Series: The Best Laid Wedding Plans (Book 1) Every Bride Has Her Day (Book 2) Picture Perfect Wedding (Book 3) Praise for The Best Laid Wedding Plans: "All about small towns, community, and sweet and sexy romance." —Booklist "Entertaining...the push and pull of emotion feels real." —RT Book Reviews, 4 stars "An intriguing premiere...well-developed characters and sensual romantic tension." —Publishers Weekly
A standalone, second-chance romance in Lynnette Austin's Maverick Junction series! THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME Maggie Sullivan can't wait to get out of Texas. Luckily, she just got the break she needed to make her big-city dreams a reality. But then Brawley Odell swaggers back into Maverick Junction, looking hotter than ever in his dusty cowboy boots and well-worn jeans. He's the guy she still dreams of at night. The guy who broke her heart when he left her behind. Fed up with city life, Brawley jumps at the chance to return home and take over the local vet's practice-and get back to the smart, sassy woman he's never been able forget. He couldn't be prouder of Maggie's new wedding-dress business... until he realizes it may mean losing her all over again. Determined to win her back, Brawley must find a way to convince Maggie that their one true home is with each other. The Maverick Junction series: Somebody Like YouNearest Thing to HeavenCan't Stop Lovin' You
THE COWBOY AND THE CITY GIRL Sophie London hates Texas. The longhorns freak her out and the wide-open spaces are more unnerving than a Chicago alleyway at night. But Sophie wouldn't miss her cousin's wedding for the world-even if it means returning to Maverick Junction . . . and to the dangerously irresistible Ty Rawlins. A single father of rambunctious triplet boys, Ty knows trouble when he sees it-and Sophie's got it written all over her. Yet he's never been able to stop thinking about her, even after their one brief meeting. Maybe fate is giving him a second chance. But if Ty wants Sophie to swap her stilettos for cowgirl boots, they'll each have to face the past-together.
WHEN A COWBOY MEETS AN HEIRESS Cash Hardeman thinks he'll have all the time in the world to find the right woman . . . until he discovers he might lose the family ranch if he's not married by his thirtieth birthday. So when Boston beauty Annelise blows into town on her Harley, Cash can't help wondering if she's the sexy, leather-clad answer to all his problems. Giving her bodyguards and the paparazzi the slip, heiress Annelise Montjoy comes to Maverick Junction on a mission to help her ailing grandfather. But keeping her identity hidden in the small Texas town is harder than she expected-especially around a tempting cowboy like Cash. He's the kind of man who makes her want to spill all her secrets. Soon Annelise starts to wonder if she's finally found the man who can love her for herself rather than her money. But will the secrets they both keep ruin their plans to ride off into the sunset together?
Author: Tina DeSalvo
Release Date: 2017-04-10
Tina DeSalvo welcomes you to the Magnolias and Moonshine Anthology, where you'll fall in love with the South in another Second Chance story... An afternoon off to take in the sights of Atlanta turns into an adventure Luke Marcelle didn't expect and didn't want. When runaway bride, Ania Darska, jumps into his car in a cloud of satin, lace and feathers, she frantically shouts for him to drive. The gun-wielding groom she just left at the altar leaves Luke no choice. Now, he is stuck with the mysterious bride from Poland, a very dangerous groom chasing after them, and a road-trip back to Cane, Louisiana because she has no money, no plan, no passport and no one else to call for help. Love and laughs find a way into their journey and give them both a Second Chance as Luke uncovers there is much more to Ania's escape out of Atlanta.
An irresistible contemporary romance about a not-so-humble cop who splits his raffle ticket with an unlucky waitress and the actor who falls in love with her. Allie Laurel Gray never wins anything. That’s why she’s shocked when a police officer returns with a winning raffle ticket to have lunch with baseball player Anthony Green and actors Mark Dubois and Beau Aikin. The prize includes a night at a hotel and since Allie’s apartment is being fumigated—again!—she agrees to go. Besides, who wouldn’t want to have lunch with three beautiful men? Overwhelmed and a bit intimidated by the guys, Allie tries to keep a low profile. But Mark DuBois will not let her slip by unnoticed—in fact, he notices everything about her and Allie is quickly charmed by his gentle kindness. Luck, especially Allie’s luck, can’t hold on forever and she’s soon forced to make a choice between her heart and saving Mark’s reputation so he can gain custody of his daughter. Winning the lottery was easy compared to winning at love.
A Yankee Lady Stuck in the South Divorced wasn’t a label Anna Martin ever wanted. Now she’s a thousand miles from home, underemployed, and lonely, but she’s squeezing this lemon life gave her and turning it into lemon meringue pie. Never again will she let any man—especially another military man—get in the way of her career. A Southern Gentleman Military Officer Jackson Davis believes in family, football, and Uncle Sam. He treats ladies right, he takes his uniform seriously, and he loves his dog, but he doesn’t reckon he’s built for true love. After all, if a man good as his daddy couldn’t do it right, what chance does Jackson have? One Undeniable Attraction These two vulnerable souls are as different as cornbread and ketchup, but they fit together like sweet butter on hot biscuits. Short-term, they’re exactly what the other needs. But when their hearts get involved, they’re both gonna end up with a big ol’ case of Southern Fried Blues. Southern Fried Blues was a finalist in the 2013 National Readers' Choice Awards and the 2014 National Excellent in Romance Fiction Awards. Keywords: Contemporary Romance, Southern Romance, Military Romance, Romantic Comedy, Smart Romance, Quirky Romance, strong hero, strong heroine, romances with pets, pie, s'mores, bless your heart
Author: Judith O'Brien
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Margaret Garnett, too tall, too smart, and much too much a Northerner, felt as if she were being watched from the moment she arrived to teach at Tennessee's Magnolia University. The feeling became a shivery chill when she moved into Rebel's Retreat, the historic cottage built by Confederate General Ashton Johnson. But the shock of seeing the general's portrait and recognizing him as the man of her most passionate fantasies left her with an eerie certainty -- that somehow his ghost was actually there. Soon Margaret was reading old letters and devouring every fact on the dashing Ashton, his engagement to a fickle beauty who may have been a spy, his death at the hands of a Union sharpshooter. But nothing prepared Margaret for the fever, the dizziness, and the shock of waking up in a vanished era -- in Ash's arms. Suddenly alive in a South of scorched earth and tears, she knew this was where she had always belonged...where she had been sent to alter the course of war itself, to embrace a destiny time could not stop and a love death could not deny....
His family jewels are in danger. And he might not care. Grab the latest standalone Misfit Brides romance from Jamie Farrell, "the next queen of rom-com." - USA Today Bestselling Author Selena Laurence He's the Spare Heir of Bliss's most famous jewelry shop Max Gregory's family is best known for creating and displaying the infamous Mrs. Claus diamond ring, but here in the bridal capital of the world, Max is best known for having a cursed love life. Not that he believes in curses. Or he didn't, until he met her. She's the daughter of a notorious jewel thief Merry Silver's parents have wreaked havoc on her life. After her last romantic disaster--thanks, Daddy--she's fleeing the country for a chance at normal. But first, she has to avoid her favorite ex-boyfriend while she gets her mom married off. Again. And their Christmas miracle might be a second chance at love Max was horrified when he discovered why Merry disappeared last year. Now she's back in Bliss for a wedding, and her father may be after his family's most prized possession. But is it the diamond Max is worried about? Or is he afraid of losing the only woman who's ever made him want to settle down? Either way...the family jewels are definitely in danger. Merried is a standalone romantic comedy. Be sure to check out the rest of the Misfit Brides series! Blissed (CJ and Natalie) Matched (Will and Lindsey) Smittened (Mikey and Dahlia) Sugared (Josh and Kimmie) And for more fun from Jamie Farrell, check out the Officers' Ex-Wives Club series! Southern Fried Blues (Jackson and Anna Grace) Moonshine & Magnolias (Zack and Shelby) And sign up for Jamie Farrell's newsletter to stay up to date with Jamie's latest releases! JamieFarrellBooks.com
Author: Mary Norden
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2000-12-26
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Providing imaginative and elegant details, a guide to the essentials of the wedding reception encompasses everything from fashionable table settings and creative favors to flower arrangements and indispensible finishing touches. 25,000 first printing.
Author: Catherine Mann
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Release Date: 2015-04-06
The tabloids call her the Hit and Run Bride after reality show starAnnamae Jessup walked out on Atlanta’s favorite baseball player on cable television. Eager to escape her notoriety, Annamae takes a road trip to find the grandmother she’s never met and winds up discovering a whole lot more than a band of back woods relatives. There’s no escape from reality TV, even in Beulah, Alabama, population 3000. The last thing Wynn Rafferty needs in his new life is a spoiled television princess who can’t even know his real name. He’s in temporary witness protection as an apple farmer after his undercover work put his life in danger. He needs to lay low until the heat dies down from his last case— even if he sucks at growing apples as badly as he sucks at relationships. But Annamae turns his new town into a media circus, unwittingly threatening the lives of him, her and most of Beulah. Wynn is an expert at keeping the world at arm’s length, but when it comes to Annamae, the only way he can keep her safe is to keep her very, very close.
Author: Sarah Mayberry
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Release Date: 2014-07-28
The Great Wedding Giveaway - Book 9 Everyone in Marietta, Montana, is in love and getting married - at least that’s the way it feels to Andie Bennett the night of the Valentine’s Ball. As she watches the man she’s loved from afar for half her life dance with another woman, Andie allows herself a moment of sheer fantasy as she fills out a stray entry form for the Great Wedding Giveaway. Andie channels years of fantasy and yearning for Heath McGregor onto the page, but she never intends to actually enter the Giveaway. Only a crazy woman would do that. But fate has other ideas…. When Heath learns he and Andie are last minute finalists in the Great Wedding Giveaway, he’s completely baffled. How on earth could anyone make such a ridiculous mistake? When it becomes clear that Andie will be humiliated if the slip-up becomes public, Heath does what any good friend would - he suggests they pretend the engagement is real until the Giveaway is over and then quietly “break up” when no one is paying any attention. It’s the perfect solution, except Heath very quickly realises that pretending Andie is his is no hardship at all. In fact, it may just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him…