Jessica Callaway isn’t happy. Maybe meeting her birth mother now would be a good thing.
And it would be if only for her brother.
Blake Hunter doesn’t trust her. Why is she here now, after finding out about Abby twenty years ago? She does look like his adopted mother, but he plans on keeping a cool head until the verifying blood tests are done.
Jessie senses his distrust, but she is still way too aware of him. The mere sound of his voice sets her on edge. When her birth mother tells her Blake is adopted, she relaxes her guard and decides to enjoy her time in Texas. With all the horses surrounding her, especially Pale Moon, she’s in heaven.
Unfortunately Blake isn’t as accepting as the other Hunters.
Has she done the right thing coming to Texas? Or has Jessie made the biggest mistake of her life?
Was she making a big mistake?
Megan Callaway now owned Green Oaks Plantation, with all of its outbuildings and forest of trees and grass – and problems. She planned on changing it into a bed and breakfast. Yet she didn’t have complete control. She would have to agree on everything with Andy Perry, the president of the local historical group.
The man didn’t want to see anything change on the property.
Megan wanted to demolish all the outer buildings except an old-fashion outdoor kitchen.
Sparks fly every time the two get together.
But it’s not until her past starts catching up to her, things get interesting.
Would Megan really be able to let go?
Liz Callaway is content with her life. She loves the nuns she lives with at the convent and the teenagers she counsels at the clinic. She loves the safety and security of the walls around her and the peace of her faith. Then one day everything changes with the violent death of one of her abused girls, and her safe walls start to crumble down. Her faith dies.
Yet she goes on living a lie for another year, hiding her pain from her friends and family until her sister's wedding and she meets Nick Hunter. He's caring and attentive toward her, careful and appropriate with her. He makes her laugh, makes her feel, helps her remember how it can be between a man and a woman with one stolen kiss.
His control amazes her. Her reaction frightens her, showing her she can't live a lie anymore. So she runs away from her old life, toward the future, to the one man who can make things right again.
To Nick Hunter.
No matter how hard you try , or how far you run, you can never outrun your past. Liz decides to stop trying.
And her healing begins.
Dr. Allison Anderson only wants to fit into the small-town of Ranchville. Yet the townspeople treat her like she's incapable of taking care of their simplest problems. She's a smart, capable doctor, and still half the people refuse to accept her. The men do, but not the women.
Then two things happen. She meets Sam Morgan and she helps clean the hall for the Memorial Day dance. Things begin to change quickly. The women start warming toward her -- and so does Sam.
His interest is obvious to her, yet she fights it. The last thing she needs now is another man to mess with her life and her heart.
And she needs to think about her daughter. If her own father didn't want her, how can another man?
Unfortunately her daughter trusts the man.
Can Allie get over her fear enough to do the same?
Kel Morgan and Cord Michaels have been friends forever. One day they will grow to love each other, everyone tells her, yet Kel isn't so sure. No matter what she does or says, he's afraid to commit to more than just friendship.
Then one day she takes things into her own hands. Soon she learns what a mistake she's made when he runs off without a word, and refuses to tell her why. Cord's past has always been a closed book to her, and now even his present is off limits.
Six weeks later, after getting sick at the diner in front of half the town, that one time together comes back to haunt her when the pregnancy test comes back positive. Twice.
And the baby's father still refuses to talk.
Will Kel have to raise her baby alone? Or will Cord finally find the strength to face his demon?