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Writer Laura Nelson can’t believe her luck. Since staying in a beach house on the Oregon coast, she’s had two run-ins with the police. The upside is that handsome Officer David Harrington handled both situations.

Laura, still stinging from years of making poor choices, has come to Oregon to take control of her life. She recently renewed her relationship with God and the church, and she’s in the process of writing her next mystery. But is she ready for romance?

David has a rule: don’t get close to women. He is ashamed of his unlawful past, a father in jail and an alcoholic mother. His triple-date dare is a sure-fire way to keep women at bay. Who would love him with all his baggage anyway?

When he asks Laura out, David figures she will crash and burn as planned. He had no idea she would not only change the rules of his famous dating dare, but sneak her way into his heart.

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George Stone can’t wait for the Christmas season to be over and his employees, especially his executive assistant, Kathryn Gleason, focused once again on their work. When a missing report requires George to stop in at Kathryn’s parents’ home the day before Christmas Eve, he ends up as an unexpected guest. Between the haunting journals of his late grandfather and the unsettling dream of an unhappy future, George is swept away by the magic of Kathryn’s charm and her family’s love.

Will the Spirit of Christmas show George the happiness he’s missing and will Kathryn’s warmth and beauty melt his cold heart?

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Sara Castleton resolved to make better choices now that there was a new life growing inside her. When her husband, Peter, plowed through that stop sign and left this world, he left a mess behind. Picking up the pieces of her shattered life and finishing the house Peter started could be the answer to her future, but she needed help.

When Nicholas Bradford was asked to step into Sara’s unfinished house project, he reluctantly agreed. He didn’t always see eye-to-eye with Peter’s friends and business associates, but one look at his pregnant widow and Nick couldn’t say no.

Before they know it, they aren’t just building a house, they’re Building a Life.

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Allison Lockwood and Gavin Hunt have been offered the chance to take over the Lazy Daisy Inn and Campground so their respective grandparents, the current owners, can retire and marry. It seems all too easy for Ally and Gavin to prove themselves during the six-month probationary period until they're fighting disasters at the campground and failing at over-optimistic baking expectations.

As Ally and Gavin slowly explore their growing attraction, they help each other fight fires, endure raging storms, and share a few passionate kisses. But there's more than fires to fight when Ally's grandfather disapproves of their budding romance and Ally is convinced Gavin has a girlfriend in the wings...a girlfriend expecting his baby!

Ride along as the two unlikely innkeepers figure out how they fit in their new life and learn the lesson taught by the Daisies in the Driveway.

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Where’s the harm in pretending to be engaged for a couple months?

Elliott Palmer’s brilliant impulse to propose a fake engagement to his sister’s teacher in order to get rid of a stalker may be the biggest mistake of his life. Or it could be the best thing to happen since his cookie empire went national. 

Charlotte Bloomberg feels like she’s walking a tightrope at work after the scandal last year that almost cost her teaching job. Yet…Elliott’s proposal could be the answer to her saving face with not only her co-workers, but her family, too. 

As the two work through school calamities, nosy family members, and a stalker getting closer all the time, the lines between real and fake start to blur when hearts get involved. But what happens when the police insist a wedding date will bring the stalker out in the open and Elliott suspects Charlotte of being a crook?

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Can they have a future if she’s not willing to talk about the past?

Real estate developer, J.R. Bentley, returns home to Cooper Springs after a ten-year absence to help renovate his mother’s house so it can be sold and she can move into a retirement home. Coming home means confronting the confusion from senior year, including why Julianna Brown, his best friend-turned-girlfriend, dumped him right after their high school graduation. 

As Julianna deals with shattered expectations at work, she finds unexpected sparks with J.R. fun, but dangerous. Dangerous that her old feelings for J.R. are reigniting, grown-up girl size. J.R. wants answers about senior year, but Julianna locked them up and threw away the key.

While tackling liars, misunderstandings, and unexpected disasters, J.R. and Julianna must decide if the love they resurrect will explode like fireworks or explode like a bomb.

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A cookie to save their jobs.

A promise to save their love.


Kelly Palmer is full of life and newly graduated from college. She’s always seen herself by her brother’s side, helping to run his cookie empire, Grandma Jane’s Cookies. But all is not as expected at the office and working near Brandon, her ex-boyfriend from high school, brings out the beast in her.


Brandon Livingston is interning at Grandma Jane’s Cookies, running from a life he doesn’t want at his father’s ranch, and never got over his first love. Working around Kelly Palmer breaks his concentration and gets him into trouble.


They risk everything on a cookie challenge to keep their jobs. But they can’t be in the same room without fighting…until he kisses her and sparks fly.


A saboteur to ruin it all…


A Cookie and a Promise is the second book in the Cookie Romances series. Great as a stand-alone; better read in order.

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Thomas Dimond doesn’t do relationships. In one way or another, he’s lost everyone he ever loved. Burned from his past, he determines to focus exclusively on his work as a history professor at Clover State College in Madison.

Until he runs into Jessica Williams.

Jessica’s cheerfulness and authenticity breathes life into Thomas. As they begin casually dating, because they agreed there is no future, Thomas’s emotions interfere and start to thaw his heart…until he discovers Jessica is his long-lost sister.

Sort of.

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A chance for a new life.

A secret to shatter it.


Megan Armstrong can’t face another rejection. Helping out with her best friend’s baking business at the Livingston ranch may be the answer to finding a new direction. If only Brady Livingston wasn’t there to ruffle her feathers, warm her heart, and force her to face a secret longing for a family of her own.


Brady’s life ruptured with the call from his ex-wife. Bringing his daughter home to his uncle’s ranch may be just another in a series of mistakes. Yet Megan’s offer to be a nanny to Hannah feels like the answer he’s looking for, and for the first time in his life, Brady wants more. Could Megan be the one?


Chemistry with Megan: check.

Great nanny for Hannah: check.

Falling in love? Oh, yeah. Check.

Exposing his secret: unplanned, unwanted, and heart-breaking.

Finding a future with Megan: ?

A Cookie and a Secret is the third and final book in the Cookie Romances series. Great as a stand-alone; better read in order.

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