Skipping Stones by J.B. McGee

They say there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.

Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?

Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.

When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her.

Skipping Stones is a stand alone novel.

Author: J.B. McGee

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
128 reviews

Mail-Order Bride Ink: Dear Mr. Weaver by Kit Morgan

Mail-Order Bride Ink! Mischief, Marriage and Mayhem, these mail-order brides have something to write about! Mrs. Pettigrew, of the Pettigrew Mail-Order Bride Agency sees to that! She likes to hear from all her brides and loves a happy ending. But to ensure her brides get one, she does things to help love along. Sometimes, however, those things don’t always go as planned…Dear Mrs. Pettigrew,I’ve reached my destination and I must say that the Washington territory is not what I expected, neither is my new husband for that matter. His family is huge, loud and boisterous! We haven’t had a moment’s peace since our wedding. I don’t mean to complain, but I wasn’t prepared to become a schoolteacher for seven children! Seven mischievous, prank-pulling, children no less. No, they are not my husband’s, (thank heaven). They belong to his older brother and his wife. In short, I should have been warned! He said nothing in his letters about any of this. I don’t know how much longer I can endure it. Please write back to me as soon as you can before I go mad!Sincerely,Ebba WeaverDaniel Weaver was ready for a wife. His three older brothers had been married for several years and now it was his turn. So, like his brothers Arlan, Benjamin and Calvin, he sends for a mail-order bride, with a little help from their cousin Matthew of course. After all, he helped his brothers write their letters to their prospective brides, so why not him? But when the letter from his bride comes, it’s got more than her acceptance of his proposal written in it. Worse, it gets picked up and read by the town’s worst gossip, Nellie Davis. Ebba Knudson can’t figure out why folks in her intended’s town of Nowhere would be giving her such odd looks. It was bad enough she had other things to deal with by coming to the Washington territory to marry a farmer, but now this? Was there something wrong with her future husband? Or just with her? Of which she knew there was plenty. Enough to make her think she might not get married at all…Enjoy this sweet, historical, western romance and the first book in this laugh out loud new series!

Author: Kit Morgan

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
172 reviews

Goodbyes and Second Chances (The Bleu Series Book 1) by T.I. Lowe

From bestselling author of Lulu’s Cafe.
Some mistakes create accidental blessings.
Jillian (Jewels) Whitman lives with her mistakes and tries to move past the biggest one of her life – Dillon Bleu – Rocker and once best friend.
After saying goodbye to the lakeside trailer park of his youth, Dillon sets out to make something of himself only to discover all he needs is his Jewel. After hitting it big in the music industry, Dillon heads back to ask for a second chance.
Only… Nothing is ever as easy as it seems…
A southern tale of rags to riches where a man’s worth is ultimately found in his heart.

Author: T.I. Lowe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
311 reviews

Melody’s Christmas (Heartwarming Holidays Sweet Romance Book 1) by ID Johnson and Lauren Yearsley Morgan

Can Christmas magic help her hear the music again?Melody Murphy shared her love of music with her father, but after tragically loosing him on Christmas Eve two years ago, she no longer has any interest in music or Christmas. She returns to her hometown of Charles Town, West Virginia, to help her mother save the family antique business, content to stay focused on her work. However, when a chance encounter with an adorable five year old leads her to befriend an attractive single dad, Melody begins to realize she’s been putting her life on hold, something her father would’ve never wished for her. Will she learn to hear the song in the falling snow again?Reid has recently moved to Charles Town to start over after his wife walked out, leaving him alone to raise their son, Michael. When Michael decides he needs Melody Murphy in his life, Reid needs to find out what it is that has his son drawn to the young woman like a magnet. The closer he gets to Melody, the more he begins to believe he might get a second chance at love after all. This is a sweet contemporary romance with Christian themes, perfect for holiday reading. The second in the series, Christmas Cocoa, will also be released before Christmas 2017. This is a stand alone, complete novel.

Author: ID Johnson and Lauren Yearsley Morgan

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
78 reviews

Skinny: She was starving to fit in… (False Reflections Book 1) by Laura L. Smith

Originally published in 2008
You can never be too thin…can you?
Melissa seems to have it all–grades, friends, dance team and the eye of the new guy in school. The one thing Melissa doesn’t have is a perfect body. But there are ways to fix that. Strict dieting and throwing up can’t be all bad, can they? Melissa soon finds the consequences are devastating, but turning back isn’t so easy. Will she hear God’s voice before it’s too late?

Author: Laura L. Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
224 reviews

He Lived Next Door by Portia Moore

There are ugly truthsand pretty lies.When I lost themI chose neither.I wrapped myself in silence.My husband, my best friend, became a stranger who gave up.Then….He moved next door, and everything changed.You think you know this story,but you don’t.Be careful what you ask for because the answer may not come the way you think.

Author: Portia Moore

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
124 reviews

Katie: Clover Springs Mail Order Brides Book 1 by Rachel Wesson and Cindy Caldwell

Be sure to check out my new release, EMER is now available. http://amzn.to/1TaO9xm

When Katie O’Callaghan left Ireland in search of a better life in America, she never dreamed that she’d end up having to flee Boston and head West less than a year later. But after suffering at the hands of her greedy Uncle, she is forced to take the only way out she can … marry a stranger out west.

Daniel Sullivan is in need of a wife if he wants the bank to lend him money for his new business. Too bad the only girl he’s interested in – one he met during a train robbery – is already taken.
Katie is determined to honour her promise to marry her fiancé despite losing her heart to Daniel.

Author: Rachel Wesson and Cindy Caldwell

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
212 reviews

Secrets on the Sand (The Barefoot Bay Series Book 1) by Roxanne St. Claire

The launch of a brand new trilogy from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire set on the sun-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay!

“Lively, light, pure entertainment! This Cinderella story is “Pretty Woman” on the beach!”
– Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: a lifelong partner and true love. Enter Mandy Mitchell…the maid at his thousand-dollar-a-night resort.

The minute they meet, Mandy knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid…but Zeke does have one thing Mandy needs to gain the independence she craves. Will he give it to her? One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction and he’s ready to give her anything. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?

Praise for Barefoot Bay books:

“Fun and engaging…a celebration of family and forgiveness!”
-Publishers Weekly

“Plenty of heat, humor, and heart!”
– USA Today Happy Ever After

“A love story with genuinely flawed yet sympathetic characters filled with raw, real emotion, this will warm your heart as you turn the pages.”
– RT Book Reviews

“It is impossible not to be completely enthralled from page one.”
– Joyfully Reviewed

“Fun, light-hearted, super sexy…fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery will definitely want to check out this series.”
– TheBookPushers.com

“Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for non-stop fun.”
– Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Lovely, lush, and layered! One of the best books I’ve read this year!”
– Kristin Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author

The Barefoot Bay Quartet
Barefoot in the Sand (Lacey and Clay)
Barefoot in the Rain (Jocelyn and Will)
Barefoot in the Sun (Zoe and Oliver)
Barefoot by the Sea (Tessa and Ian)

The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Trilogy
Secrets on the Sand (Zeke and Amanda)
Seduction on the Sand (Elliott and Frankie)
Coming in February, 2014: Scandal on the Sand (Nate and Liza)

Roxanne St. Claire is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty romance, suspense, and young adult novels. A six-time nominee and one-time winner of the Romance Writer’s of America prestigious RITA Award, Roxanne’s novels have also been recognized with dozens of other industry awards, including the three National Reader’s Choice Awards, the Booksellers Best Award, and the Borders “Top Pick” of the Year.

Author: Roxanne St. Claire

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
525 reviews

A Crazy Little Winter Vacay (BWWM Christian Novella) by Rena Manse

Just because something can go wrong, that doesn’t mean it should.

Jada Stanton and several other travelers are caught in the flash blizzard of the decade in the middle of Where, exactly? Montana.

Dr. Bretton Heathrow left behind a few bad memories to make his dream come true. Stranded motorists are the last thing he expects at dark-thirty in the morning. But one bright shining star may make the near-disaster a worthwhile inconvenience.

Like the blizzard, Jada Stanton is the one he never saw coming.

(Christian Romance)

**Friend and fellow writer, Jackie Zack, more or less issued me a challenge, write a Christmas novella. Considering I had only four weeks, what’s a girl to do?

I’m trying to offer this FREE on Amazon!

Author: Rena Manse

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
39 reviews

What Remains of the Fair Simonetta (Remains Series) by Laura T Emery

Anastasia (Stacia) Uqualla has been dead for eleven years, residing as a spirit in the Italian Church of Ognissanti, when she suddenly awakens in the body of the renowned Renaissance beauty, Simonetta Vespucci. She reunites with Mariano, the father of Botticelli, whose ghostly presence has kept her company in the afterlife. Her journey through the Renaissance will also find her rubbing elbows with the young Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de’ Medici, and many other Renaissance painters, including the awkwardly dashing Botticelli himself. With the body and raging hormones of a teenage girl, Stacia experiences all the passions in life a second time around. Take a ride through history in this second book in the “Remains” series by Laura T Emery, a light historical fiction with a sense of humor and a sexy edge.

Author: Laura T Emery

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
48 reviews