In the close-knit community of Chesapeake Shores, Maryland, Susie O'Brien and Mack Franklin's "not dating" claim befuddles everyone, especially since the two spend every spare minute together. Susie's thrilled when their friendship finally heats up. Then, just when happily-ever-after seems within reach, Mack loses the job he loves and Susie faces a devastating diagnosis. But O'Briens always unite in a crisis. Even her cousin Jess, Susie's rival for most of their lives, becomes her staunchest supporter—especially when Mack's former lover comes to town. The stakes are higher than ever before, but Susie's definitely up to the challenge...as long as Mack's right there by her side.
The Laws of AttractionHigh-powered attorney Ashley D'Angelo has finally burned out. After heeding the call of Rose Cottage, she believes she may have found the calm she so desperately needs and perhaps the chance at a happy ending with handsome Josh Madison. But if Josh isn't quite who he seems, is he still the man who can complete Ashley's joy?For the Love of PeteAfter hearing her sisters speak of the emotional healing to be found at Rose Cottage, Jo D'Angelo takes a chance and returns to the beautiful home. Only she knows the cottage is where she once loved and lost Pete Catlett. She's stunned to find Pete back there, as well, dealing with worries about his young son. Can the romantic wonder of the cottage reunite these two wounded souls?
Struggling in his role as a newly single father, former army medic Kevin O'Brien moves home to Chesapeake Shores. He wants a haven for himself and his toddler son, surrounded by the family he knows he can count on, and a future that's nothing like his past. But Kevin is suddenly facing a risk he hadn't anticipated, in the form of Main Street bookseller Shanna Carlyle. Shanna immediately recognizes Kevin as a wounded soul—she's had way too much experience with the type. Still, this charming O'Brien man and his son are almost impossible to resist. Then, just when the barriers are toppling, someone from Shanna's past appears. Confronted with a threat to their hard-won serenity, Kevin and Shanna face their toughest challenge—learning to trust again. **
Her devastating marriage behind her, Raylene Hammond is truly thankful for her best friends, the Sweet Magnolias. They've taken her in, shielding her from the world. Then she meets sheriff's deputy Carter Rollins, and suddenly Raylene's haven no longer feels quite so safe. Carter understands why Raylene is trapped inside. He's even taken to bringing the outside world to her. But with two kid sisters to raise, just how much time can he devote to this woman who's stolen his heart? Raylene knows Carter is a man worth loving, but she may never be strong enough to accept what he's offering. How long can she ask him to wait? Maybe they'll never have more than this one sweet summer. **
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Sherryl Woods draws you into the emotional journey of a marriage worth saving When Elliott Cruz first courted struggling single mom Karen Ames, it was a romance worthy of any Sweet Magnolia fantasy. The sexy personal trainer made it his mission to restore Karen's strength - physical and emotional - and to charm her children. Now, a few years into the marriage, colliding dreams threaten to tear them apart. Elliott's desire to finance the business opportunity of a lifetime with their hard-earned "baby money" stirs Karen's deep-rooted financial insecurities. It's the discovery that their brother-in-law is cheating on Elliott's sister - and thinks it's justified - that puts their irreconcilable differences into perspective. Will their own loving fidelity be a bond so strong they can triumph against all odds?
Three brothers discover what money can't buy in this trilogy by Sherryl Woods Isn't It Rich? Straitlaced tycoon Richard Carlton has business matters on his mind when he meets klutzy PR executive Melanie Hart. Melanie might be brilliant - and beautiful - but Richard won't open his wounded heart. Yet when he convinces Melanie to pretend that they're engaged, do opposites really attract? Priceless Charismatic playboy Mack Carlton lit up a room like no one else. Dr Beth Browning had to admit Mack's visits were fabulous for her young patient, but her own reaction was much more confusing. Given Mack's romantic history and her own wariness, Beth hesitated - but her symptoms were undeniably love! Treasured Despite the wealth and power of his remarkable family, Ben Carlton stayed in Virginia with only his artistic talent for company. But when he met beautiful gallery owner Kathleen Dugan, his heart began to open...Vivacious, driven Kathleen was intrigued by the handsome, mysterious man. Were Ben's wounds too deep for Kathleen to mend? **
Emotionally wounded single mom Sarah Price has come home to Serenity, South Carolina, for a fresh start. With support from her two best friends—the newest generation of the Sweet Magnolias—she can face any crisis. But sometimes a woman needs more than even treasured friends can provide. Sexy Travis McDonald may be exactly what Sarah's battered self-confidence requires. The newcomer is intent on getting Sarah to work at his fledgling radio station…and maybe into his bed, as well. Sarah has learned not to trust sweet words. She'll measure the man by his actions. Is Travis the one to heal her heart? Or will he break it again? **
Rose Cottage Romance -- It's the Law! Hotshot attorney Ashley D'Angelo had taken refuge at her grandmother's tranquil home after a terrible case made her reevaluate everything -- even her successful career. Still, no matter what her sisters thought, the place wasn't magical. Ashley wouldn't succumb to any "Rose Cottage Curse" and wind up falling head over heels in love there! But after a minor fender-bender provided a memorable first meeting, Ashley couldn't believe how compelled she was by salt-of-the-earth Josh Madison -- a man totally unlike the high-powered piranhas she was used to dating. Or was he? Because there was far more to Josh than met the eye. And when Ashley learned his secret, would a dream love affair come to a nightmarish conclusion?
SUSPECT... She was beautiful, intelligent...and possibly a corporate spy! Yet the more Jeb Delacourt "investigated" geologist Brianna O'Ryan, the more he felt her secret was not professional but personal...and the faster she made his pulse race. OR SOUL MATE? Her daughter was all that mattered to Brianna. And unnervingly sexy Jeb was getting too close to uncovering what the single mom had tried to keep hidden. But stolen kisses and midnight embraces soon had Brianna wondering if it was time to risk everything for love... THE DELACOURTS OF TEXAS: A Delacourt son of Texas finds love, and fatherhood. In a most unexpected way.
A New York Times Bestselling Author -- She came back to Rose Cottage to concentrate on her needs for once. The last thing Melanie D'Angelo expects is to meet a handsome landscaper and his troubled little girl. She knows they need her help to truly become a family ... but can she let father and daughter into her heart without losing herself in the process?