Lenora's Library

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Tracker: Classified K-9 Unit

Love Inspired Suspense
September 2017

MISSION: REUNITE MOTHER AND SON

Single mother Penny Potter has spent months in hiding to keep her toddler from his father, a rogue FBI agent turned fugitive. But he's determined to flee the country with the child, and she can't dodge him forever. When he corners Penny in the Montana wilderness and gets away with their son, she's forced to trust his brother, handsome FBI K-9 agent Zeke Morrow. And Zeke must decide where his loyalty lies: with his sibling or the woman he wasn't supposed to fall for. As the bullets fly and family ties are tested, Penny and Zeke will fight to save the boy who brought them together.


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Knight Moves: Rodeo Knights

Rodeo Knights Series
June 2017

Dyna Malloy and her mother Wendy are two of the few females in the Las Vegas area who run and maintain a working horse ranch, Mesa Malloy. In keeping with her father and grandfather’s tradition, they continue to train and sell saddle broncs to the rodeo. And rodeo is a big deal in Las Vegas.

But one particular gelding, named Domino because of his unusual black and white spots, is causing Dyna a lot of grief. He’s still got a touch of wild in him. So Wendy, a widow now, calls in someone her friend, Edwin Penstone, the man’s she’s been dating for several years, has recommended. Dyna has never cared for Edwin but he’s good to her mother and he has money of his own so she’d knows he’s not after what little they have. She agrees to meet with Rico Knight, only because she knows the infamous Knight brothers and their wives. She’s used their Knight Agency Investigations, which deals in anything that goes wrong in the rodeo, and knows they are trustworthy and dedicated. However, she’s never met their younger cousin, Rico. Rico lives in Texas but travels the rodeo circuit, too. He’s a renowned horse trainer and comes highly recommended.

Rico shows up, in it for the long haul. Once he sees the beautiful gelding, he knows his job is going to be hard. Not only because of the conflicted gelding but mostly because Dyna Malloy doesn’t seem to like Rico at all. Even if she is attracted to him.

But when things start happening at the ranch—an explosion, break-in, equipment tapered with and threatening phone calls, Rico realizes like him or not, Dyna needs his help. And his protection. Someone is stalking her.


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Her Lakeside Family

Love Inspired
February 2017

A Home for the Single Dad

Landing a renovation job for a wealthy Millbrook Lake client is a coup for contractor Davina "Dani" Connell—one that could give her business a much-needed boost. But Santo Alvanetti could be trouble in more ways than one. Dark, brooding and distractingly handsome, this recently widowed father of three is surrounded by sadness and shadows, much like his home. All good reasons not to become emotionally involved. They may be complete opposites, but there's something irresistible about Santo. Dani's determined to give him and his children the new home and future they deserve. But could she also be the wife and mom they need?


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Rookie K-9 Unit Christmas

Love Inspired Suspense
December 2016

Featuring Holiday High Alert by Lenora Worth

After a cryptic note appears in the playground at Josie Callahan's daycare center, rookie K-9 officer Dalton West vows to protect Josie and the kids she loves—especially his daughter, Maisy. And with a stalker closing in, the widower and his four-legged partner are all that stand between Josie and a deadly Christmas.


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Lakeside Peril

Love Inspired Suspense
October 2016

ENEMY WATERS

Chloe Conrad suspects foul play in the plane crash that killed her sister—and she's determined to hire private investigator Hunter Lawson to prove it. But convincing the former Special Forces operative to help isn't easy, especially since he blames her family for his sister's death. Hunter sees something familiar in Chloe's hunt for justice—and he can't leave her unprotected when he realizes the killer's switched focus to her. As they search for clues, he's beginning to wonder if his enemy's daughter could be the person who helps him heal from his painful past. But neither of them will have a future unless they find a way to unravel the twisted conspiracy that threatens both their lives…


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Sleigh Bells Ring

Four Contemporary Romance Novellas
October 2016

Santa Claus is coming to town, and so are the Tucker sisters.

Never mind a pony. The Tucker girls have inherited their father's horse farm for Christmas. Make that a rundown horse farm. It needs some serious TLC in order to make it sell-ready. Joanna knows that by recruiting her sisters and one handsome ranch hand they can fix up the place and even celebrate one last Christmas while they're at it. However, to Isabella, returning to their home in Kentucky bluegrass country for Christmas seems like an impossible hurdle. Can her Chicago boyfriend make life merry and bright again?


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Lakeside Sweetheart

Love Inspired
June 2016

An Unexpected Homecoming 

Returning to her hometown to clear out her late mother's house, Vanessa Donovan's goal is to do the job quickly and escape. She refuses to get involved with Rory Sanderson, her handsome neighbor. And she can't let herself be dazzled by his smile and caring ways. Because if there's one thing Vanessa won't do, it's fall for a minister. While the pastor in Rory wants to mend Vanessa's wounds, the man in him can't resist the beautiful woman. But while he's helping her, Vanessa is doing the unthinkable—healing his own deep scars and opening his heart…if he can convince her that love is worth the risk.


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Truth and Consequences

Love Inspired Suspense
May 2016

THE PROTECTOR'S MISSION

Honoring a promise to a fallen comrade, former army medic David Evans heads to Arizona to check up on the soldier's sister. But as his train pulls into Desert Valley, David witnesses a drug run gone wrong and narrowly avoids the bullets flying his way. And when the police show up, he discovers the investigating officer is the woman he's supposed to look after. With a fiercely protective K-9 partner and a new badge, Whitney Godwin insists she can take care of herself and her infant daughter. But the criminals want both David and Whitney permanently silenced, so David will stop at nothing to protect the family he yearns to join.

Rookie K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners


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Driftwood Hero

A Driftwood Bay Novel
February 2016

When reclusive war hero, Sam Hinson, is asked to be the best man for his friend Brodie Steven, he heads to the small town of Spirit, Louisiana, only to find out from the bride’s gorgeous older sister that he needs to deliver the “best man” speech at the wedding reception. He doesn’t like to even be in a crowd, let along speak to one.

Still hurting from her ex-husband, Madeline Sonnier Parker is ready for a little temporary romance. She tells Sam she’ll help him write his toast to the bride and groom if he’ll help her aggravate her ex-husband. But Sam’s been used before, and after being around Madeline, he decides he wants more than what she’s willing to give.

Their pact sets off a string of revealing old hurts and new fears as Sam and Madeline come together. But once they begin opening up to each other, they realize that this wedding bargain might just be the start to something more…


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Capitol K-9 Unit Christmas

Featuring "Guarding Abigail" by Lenora Worth

Love Inpsired Suspense
December 2015

DANGER STRIKES AT CHRISTMASTIME

Protecting Virginia by Shirlee McCoy

When foster care worker Virginia Johnson inherits her abusive late husband's family home, she's desperate to sell it before Christmas. But a mysterious intruder doesn't want her in the house. Terrified, Virginia turns to her neighbor, Capitol K-9 Unit officer John Forrester, and his four-legged partner, to keep her alive to see the New Year.

Guarding Abigail by Lenora Worth

Capitol K-9 Unit officer Dylan Ralsey's new mission: protect a murdered diplomat's daughter while she's in the nation's capitol. But when an attempt is made on Abigail Wheaton's life, Dylan and his trusty canine partner must keep her safe from a murderer who wants to ruin everyone's holiday.

Capitol K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners.


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The Cowboy Who Came for Christmas

Harlequin SuperRomance
November 2015

Hers for the holidays 

Nothing stands between ranger Adan Harrison and justice. Guided by his principles, swayed by no one, he'll do anything to protect the law. Even if it means tracking a suspect through a winter storm to quirky Crescent Mountain, Arkansas. But Sophia Mitchell, a woman with secrets in her eyes and a shotgun in her hands, stops him cold. 

Sophia puts Adan's suspicion and attraction on high alert. Being snowed in with a lovely stranger isn't his holiday wish, but whatever she's hiding could help him locate a criminal. Or it might reveal that she's someone the law—and his heart—has been searching for.


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Her Holiday Protector

Love Inspired Suspense
October 2015

THE WRONG TARGET

While investigating a murder at Rikki Allen's house, detective Blain Kent realizes the victim looks a lot like Rikki. Could the secretive widow have been the target? He wants answers, but Rikki is unusually cagey. When the killer comes after Rikki at a safe location, Blain finally gets the truth out of her: she's the daughter of Franco Alvanetti—the notorious crime kingpin. A by-the-book former marine, Blain has made it his life mission to put the Alvanetti family out of business. Yet he has to trust Rikki to protect her from a killer who wants her dead by Christmas.

Men of Millbrook Lake: Four men find love and family


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Lakeside Hero

Love Inspired
September 2015

A Soldier Returns

Former marine Alec Caldwell is happy to return home alive. The scars he carries—inside and out—are a burden he plans to face alone. All he wants is a quiet life devoted to helping wounded veterans. That is, until he meets pastry chef Marla Hamilton—who's just too sweet to resist. But the single mother is fighting her own battles. The last man in Marla's life hurt her and put her daughter in danger, leaving the child frightened of strangers. Alec seems like the thrill-seeking men Marla avoids. But can becoming a family give these wounded hearts a chance to heal?


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Proof of Innocence

Love Inspired Suspense
August 2015

INNOCENT FUGITIVE

Erin Eagleton has been on the run for months after her ex-boyfriend was killed in front of her. She escaped from the killer once, but the police consider her a prime suspect. She is determined to prove her innocence and bring down the real criminal…before he finishes the job. Her high school sweetheart, Capitol K-9 officer Chase Zachary, has been searching for her with his trusty police dog. Now that he's found her, he vows to keep her safe at all costs. He'll stop at nothing to reveal the truth—and to protect the woman he's never forgotten.

Capitol K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners.


Driftwood Cowboy

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Driftwood Cowboy

A Driftwood Bay Novel
April 2015

Can she heal from a tragedy too great to bear?

When Michelle Lancaster flees her hometown of Spirit, Louisiana to spend time at a beach retreat in Driftwood Bay, Florida, she only wants to run from the tremendous pain of a tragedy that caused her perfect life to shatter into pieces.

But on the day when the memories become too much, a man steps into her path on the beach and causes her beloved horse Coco to almost throw her. Not to mention this is the one man Michelle has tried to avoid. But laid-back boat captain and artist Brodie Stevens has his eye on Michelle and soon, he is pursuing her with a strong-willed determination. He too is haunted, but believes that together they can heal each other. Now the driftwood cowboy must convince Michelle it’s possible to hope… and to love again.


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Spring Brides (Featuring "An April Bride" by Lenora Worth)

Zondervan
March 2015

War changed everything . . . even their love.

Bride-to-be Stella Carson cannot wait another day to marry her longtime sweetheart, Marshall Henderson. But her plans fall to pieces when she receives the terrible news that Marshall has suffered a near-fatal head wound while serving overseas. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, he asks to recover privately in a D.C. hospital, and Stella gives him space to heal. But when Marshall returns home to Louisiana, it becomes clear to them both that he is not the man he used to be.

Marshall's memories of home have disappeared, and he suffers from violent, vivid nightmares night after night. Struggling to regain their life together, Stella reintroduces him to their town, reminding him of his history and their love story and watching glimpses of recognition dance in his eyes. But there is one dark corner in his memory, one important part he can’t remember: his life with Stella.

With only weeks until the wedding, Stella and Marshall must choose between a marriage built on the past and faith in long-ago love or a very different future than the one Stella imagined.


Deadly Holiday Reunion

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Deadly Holiday Reunion

Love Inspired Suspense
November 2014

A CHILD'S LIFE WAS IN JEOPARDY

Texas Ranger Jake Cavanaugh will do anything to rescue his kidnapped daughter from the clutches of a killer. And that means turning to Ella Terrell—his high school sweetheart—for help. The former FBI agent is lucky to be alive after her own encounter with the vengeful madman. And now history seems to be repeating itself this holiday season. Ella needs time to sort through the past—yet time is a luxury they don't have. For the kidnapper is taunting them with misleading clues and a ticking clock. But Ella will bring Jake's child home at all costs—even at the risk of losing her heart and her life….


Forced Alliance

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Forced Alliance

Love Inspired Suspense
June 2014

AN UNEASY PARTNERSHIP  

By-the-book FBI agent Josie Gilbert has no business falling for her confidential informant, but she can't walk away. She needs this case—her career needs this case. And suave thief turned FBI asset Connor Randall is too deep in the mob syndicate to pull out now. But when the crime boss they are trying to take down becomes a target himself, Josie is forced to take Connor into hiding without blowing his cover. Now, dodging hit men and fighting a perilous attraction, she has to make a life-and-death decision. Can she trust the man who has stolen her heart…or is he working one last con?


An April Bride

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An April Bride

Zondervan
April 2014

War changed everything . . . even their love.

Bride-to-be Stella Carson cannot wait another day to marry her longtime sweetheart, Marshall Henderson. But her plans fall to pieces when she receives the terrible news that Marshall has suffered a near-fatal head wound while serving overseas. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, he asks to recover privately in a D.C. hospital, and Stella gives him space to heal. But when Marshall returns home to Louisiana, it becomes clear to them both that he is not the man he used to be.

Marshall's memories of home have disappeared, and he suffers from violent, vivid nightmares night after night. Struggling to regain their life together, Stella reintroduces him to their town, reminding him of his history and their love story and watching glimpses of recognition dance in his eyes. But there is one dark corner in his memory, one important part he can’t remember: his life with Stella.

With only weeks until the wedding, Stella and Marshall must choose between a marriage built on the past and faith in long-ago love or a very different future than the one Stella imagined.


That Wild Cowboy

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That Wild Cowboy

Harlequin Feature Author
April 2014

It was just a kiss

Producer Victoria Calhoun couldn't care less that famous strut-his-stuff cowboy Clint Griffin doesn't remember her. Or the kiss they shared. And she really doesn't care that he didn't call her afterward. Seriously, the kiss meant that much to her, too.

Still, all that history makes working with him awkward—if you call it work, watching him parade around on her reality TV show. Clint seems to be trying to convince her he's much more than his swagger. But she definitely won't be falling for his charms again…even if the way he looks at her makes her want to believe him. She'll do her job and get out with her heart firmly in hand. Too bad her heart seems to have its own ideas….


Bayou Sweetheart

Harlequin Love Inspired
January 2014

Love In Bloom

For landscaper Callie Moreau, working in the gardens of Fleur House is a dream come true. Then she meets the owner, a mysterious millionaire with rumors following him wherever he goes. Callie finds herself drawn to Tomas Delacorte in spite of the darkness in his eyes. And Tomas can't resist the joy that Callie brings to his days. He could be the man Callie's always prayed for. But when Tomas's secrets come to light, and the people she's known all her life are threatened, Callie must decide if she can stand by the man who's stealing her heart.


In Pursuit of a Princess

Love Inspired Suspense
September 2013

A PICTURE-PERFECT CRIME

Princess Lara Kincade returned home to New Orleans to continue her late husband's humanitarian work. She also hopes to force his killer out of hiding. But a priceless painting has put her plans—and life—at risk. Embroiled in a deadly art scandal, Lara must depend on handsome photojournalist Gabriel Murdock to help her expose a murderer. Gabriel's determination to keep her safe has softened her heart to love's possibilities again. Somewhere among his photos lies the identity of the murderer, but can they uncover the killer before this heist turns deadly?


Lone Star Protector

Lone Star Protector

Love Inspired Suspense
June 2013

Keeping Watch

When dog trainer Kaitlin Mathers is attacked, Texas K-9 Unit captain Slade McNeal is determined to keep her—and what's left of his family—safe from harm. But soon Slade realizes nothing's safe, including his dogs, his son or the beautiful woman who's opening his heart. When Slade realizes the enemy might be closer than he ever dreamed possible, he vows to see justice served. But can he save Kaitlin before it's too late to tell her he loves her?


Sweetheart Bride

Harlequin Love Inspired
February 2013

Saying goodbye to Fleur, Louisiana, was all part of Brenna Blanchard's grand plan. Coming back to the quaint tiny town after a failed art career and broken wedding engagement, however, was not. When architect Nick Santiago recruits her to help restore a beautiful old mansion, it's just the distraction she needs—and growing close to handsome Nick is an unexpected bonus. Except, he has a heart in need of restoration, too. All business, the only thing Nick can't manage to construct is a life outside work. Unless Brenna can finally help him arrange his priorities—with love as number one.

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The Life of Riley

Harlequin SuperRomance
November 2012

Georgia socialite Riley Sinclair is finally embracing the life she wants. But the news of her successful embryo implant pregnancy—her second chance at motherhood—brings her face-to-face with her ex-husband, Jackson. Fine. She knows how to handle him…most of the time. Too bad the unresolved passion is complicating matters. Worse, the problems that pulled them apart are back, too!

Sure, he seems to be handling their relationship differently. But with all that's gone on between them, can Riley really believe he's changed his run-when-things-get-tough habits? Some impressive proof is certainly required. And when Jackson delivers exactly that…well, Riley might have to say yes!


The Diamond Secret

Love Inspired Suspense
August 2012

He's a pirate, an adventurer—and Esther Carlisle has just let him into her New Orleans antiques shop. Cullen Murphy claims he knew Esther's late father…and that her wild-dreaming daddy discovered the true location of the legendary chocolate diamond. Esther knows she should show the handsome treasure hunter the door. And she will. In a minute. Everything changes when gun-wielding thugs barge in and start shooting. Esther may not trust Cullen, yet staying at his side is the only way for her to find the diamond first—and stay alive.

But some treasures can be found only with the heart….


Sweetheart Reunion

Harlequin Love Inspired
April 2012

The last person Alma Blanchard expects to waltz into her bayou café is Julien LeBlanc.

If seeing him again weren't painful enough, her handsome ex-beau announces that he aims to settle down with her. The boy she broke up with in high school was not the settling-down type! As his courting continues, though, Julien softens her heart with his devotion and faith. But how can she ever forgive him and put aside her fear that he'll break her heart again?

Alma has always believed a happily-ever-after just wasn't meant for her. What will it take for Julien to prove her wrong?


A Southern Reunion

Harlequin SuperRomance
December 2011

The story was for her own good.

No matter how many times Cal Collins repeats this he still regrets breaking Cassandra Brennan's heart. Yet what choice did he have all those years ago? The truth would have destroyed her family.

But Cassie is back in her South Georgia home once more, and Cal is rethinking that decision. From the moment they meet again all those intense feelings reignite and he wants another chance. First, he'll have to win her trust, which means revealing the truth. Then he can prove that a future with him is for her own good now.


The Doctor's Family

Harlequin Love Inspired
September 2011

Family, Clayton Style

Raising four–year–old triplets and an abandoned teenager, single mother Arabella Clayton Michaels has her hands full. She loves everything about her big family in tiny Clayton, Colorado. But when a Denver surgeon arrives with the news that her beloved teenager is his long–lost niece, Arabella worries she'll lose the girl—and much more. Jonathan Turner's harrowing past makes her want to open her heart to him. But will the handsome doctor accept a bigger ready–made family than either dreamed was possible?


Hometown Sweetheart

Harlequin Love Inspired
April 2011

Seven unruly kids have moved next door to Simon Adams's mountain cabin. On a church retreat, these rambunctious rascals and their perky teacher, Shanna White, prove to be too much for one reclusive craftsman to handle. Plus, they're a big reminder of everything Simon lost, especially his chance for marriage and family. All he wants is to be left alone, but soon he's drawn in by the kids' shenanigans—and by Shanna herself. Can a brooding mountain man and a sweet lady live happily ever after?


Body of Evidence

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
February 2011

When Texas Ranger Anderson Michaels goes undercover at an animal rescue farm in Texas Hill Country, he lands right in owner Jennifer Rodgers's path. Before long, he realizes that tracking down his target—a deadly drug-trafficking ring that was responsible for the murder of his captain—may be easier than winning this jaded woman's trust. Experience has taught Jennifer to keep her distance from adventure seekers. But her life will depend on her ability to push aside her fears—and trust Anderson to keep her safe.

Body of Evidence hit the NY Times bestseller list for Mass Market Paperbacks!


Because of Jane

Because of Jane

Harlequin SuperRomance
January 2011

Jane Harper has landed the job of a lifetime. The supporting team around Lenny Paxton is desperate to get the star quarterback on the gridiron again. If she can convince him where everyone else has failed, this life coach will finally get the recognition she deserves.

But a high-profile case like this isn't without its pitfalls. The biggest being Lenny. He's stubbornly refusing her efforts, and since they're on his turf, he has home-field advantage. Worse, the spark of attraction between them is very distracting. Good thing Jane is as determined to succeed as he is to resist. Her plan is business first, then pleasure…lots and lots of pleasure!


The Soldier's Mission

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
December 2010

Counseling is more than Laura Walton's job—it's her calling. So when Luke Martinez hangs up abruptly after calling the hotline where she works, Laura won't let it go. She tracks Luke to the Grand Canyon, little knowing she's walking into a heap of trouble. Laura's not the only one tracking Luke, and while she came to help him heal, his other pursuer has murder in mind. Luke thinks he has nothing left to lose until Laura makes him believe—and love—again. Just in time, too, since he'll need all his faith to face this last enemy.


Assignment: Bodyguard

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
September 2010

Her father will accept only the best for Kit Atkins's protection. So when Kit is threatened, he calls on Shane Warwick, a CHAIM agent. Shane is calm, capable, protective—and way too charming for Kit's peace of mind. Yet despite her protests, Shane refuses to leave her side. As they hide out at a remote Texas ranch, a powerful bond grows between them, even as danger rises. Connections to the mysterious death of Kit's late husband reveal old betrayals. Suddenly, Kit's assigned bodyguard is the only person she can trust.


Risky Reunion

Risky Reunion

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Protecting the Witnesses
June 2010

As a novice FBI agent, Jackson McGraw was deeply touched by the young single mother—a murder witness—in his protective custody. When her baby girl was almost killed, Eloise fled—selflessly leaving her child in his care with a note to find her a good Christian home. Now, twenty years later, the mob is obsessed with retaliation against the woman whose testimony imprisoned their late don. Jackson is determined to track Eloise down to protect her—and reclaim two decades' worth of love.


The Carpenter's Wife and Heart of Stone

The Carpenter's Wife and Heart of Stone

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
June 2010

Stories of faithful love from Lenora Worth

The Carpenter's Wife
Tearoom owner Ana Hanson enjoys independence—until she's put in charge of her nieces. When local preacher and carpenter Rock Dempsey offers to help, she can't refuse. Ana can depend on Rock…but can she learn to love him?

Heart of Stone
Work is widowed mother Tara Parnell's refuge. And with a major real-estate venture in the works, she won't let competitor Stanton "Stone" Dempsey get in her way! Yet the more their paths cross, the more they realize that despite their opposing sides in business, they might be matched for happily ever after.


Hometown Princess

Hometown Princess

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
May 2010

All Cari Duncan has ever wanted is family. Yet her late father chose his new young wife's children over Cari. Surprised—and hopeful—when he bequeaths her the old house she grew up in, Cari moves to Knotwood Mountain, Georgia. But she and her stepmother clash the minute she arrives. How can Cari make a fresh start in the small town? The handsome businessman next door, who happens to be the most eligible bachelor, claims to know exactly how. But following Rick Adams's time-tested advice means opening her heart…to faith, family and her very own Prince Charming!


The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
October 2009

"Daddy, can we keep her?"

So asks widowed rancher Rory Branagan's six-year-old when they find a pretty stranger sleeping on their sofa. Disoriented after a car accident, Goldie Rios is definitely not staying. It might be Rory's job to rescue wildlife like armadillos and alligators, but damsels in distress are another story. Yet when Goldie's family heirloom locket goes missing, the Branagans spend the holiday season helping her search for it on the farm. And in the process they all find the perfect gift: a family that feels just right.


Gift of Wonder

Gift of Wonder

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
August 2009

A church full of guests--

But where was Alice Bryson's Fiance? He was hightailing it out of the Louisiana bayou, with Alice's heart and the townspeople's trust. So how could she believe in another handsome stranger who vows to rebuild their hurricane-battered community? Yet developer Jonah Sheridan promises to do just that. His motive: a secret about his infamous biological family, folks Jonah never knew. As a reporter, Alice is determined to uncover it. Until Jonah risks everything by opening up ... the first of many gifts of wonder in store for Alice, Jonah and their beloved bayou.


Code of Honor

Code of Honor

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Secret Agent Series #3
April 2009

Mission of Mercy

Get in, save the girl and get back out. That was CHAIM agent Brice Whelan's mission. But saving missionary/nurse Selena Carter might be more difficult than expected. Selena's run-in with a drug cartel put the people in her care in danger. Yet the danger doesn't end when Brice brings her home. The counterfeit drugs have entered Georgia, and this time Selena isn't about to run away. Brice's mission hasn't changed; he still needs to keep her safe. And that means staying by her side--whether she wants him there or not.


Heart of the Night

Heart of the Night

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Secret Agent Series #2
January 2009

Secret agent Eli Trudeau grieved the loss of his wife and baby. Then he discovers his son is alive—and living with an adoptive mother, Gena Malone. Despite the secrets and lies, Eli can't deny the truth: Gena loves the boy. Yet Eli grew up without a father and won't do that to his own child. When someone dangerous comes after them, Eli takes Gena and his son deep into hiding. As he grows closer to them, he discovers that he's more than just a maverick operative. After his dark, troubled past, he's finally found faith and family. And he'll do anything to protect both.

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Lone Star Secret

Lone Star Secret

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Homecoming Heroes
August 2008

David Ryland's final mission is to fly a Middle Eastern orphan to Texas for lifesaving surgery. Yet, the secret awaiting the brave pilot at home requires courage of a new kind. The father David never knew suddenly has a name. A late war hero confessed his parentage in a deathbed letter—a letter that beautiful charity worker Anna Terenkov knows all about. If David can open his heart to the truth, will he also find room there for Anna?


A Face in the Shadows

A Face in the Shadows

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Reunion Revelations
May 2008

Did he kill Josie Skerritt?

Everyone—including the police—suspected Parker Buchanan of the ten-year-old murder. But Kate Brooks knew the brooding loner couldn't have done it. He was her young son's hero, and Kate had fallen hard for the reclusive author. Town gossips demanded Parker explain the incriminating evidence police found with his initials on it. But Parker couldn't. Kate knew proving his innocence would take all their faith—and fast thinking—combined. Because the real killer was setting them up for a double murder—their own.


Something Beautiful and Lacey's Retreat: Reissue

Something Beautiful and Lacey's Retreat: Reissue

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Classics
April 2008

Something Beautiful

She was the kind of woman who could make Lucas Dorsette change his wild ways. But Willa O'Connor had a life-threatening secret and trust wasn't easy. She needed something more— and Lucas hoped his love was the answer to her prayers.

Lacey's Retreat

Running, bleeding and desperate, Gavin Prescott found sanctuary in a New Orleans church and hope in Lacey Dorsette York. Lacey was willing to risk everything, but was Gavin's love a path to danger...or to God's plan.


Mountain Sanctuary

Mountain Sanctuary

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
March 2008

A Fresh Start. Sometimes Stella Forsythe's shaky faith held her back and made her doubt herself...and second chances. Stella ran a B&B in rural Arkansas. That and raising her precious son alone kept her busy. She wasn't looking for romance--then a stranger came to town. The rustic inn was the perfect getaway for world-weary cop Adam Callahan. And when he discovered its beautiful owner in distress, he offered his services as Good Samaritan. Everyone needed a helping hand. With a little prayer he hoped they could find solace in their budding love and realize the sanctuary of God's loving arms.


Deadly Texas Rose

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
January 2008

A thug attempted to abduct Julia Daniels at gunpoint in broad daylight. In the very diner where the waitress worked--and across from the sheriff's office. Which meant that whoever was after the widowed mother would stop at nothing. Including shooting a police officer. The handsome deputy sheriff who'd taken a bullet for Julia and saved her life vowed to protect her and her traumatized daughter. First, though, Eric Butler needed the truth about why she'd sought refuge in Wildflower, Texas. But how could Julia tell him when it meant putting all their lives in grave danger?

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Secret Agent Minister

Secret Agent Minister

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Secret Agent Series #1
September 2007

The minister of Lydia Cantrell's dreams had another calling. As his secretary, she knew the church members adored him. But she was shocked to discover Pastor Malone's past as a Christian secret agent. Her shock turned to disbelief when he revealed he'd made some enemies -- and that he and Lydia were in danger.

As the kind, gentle pastor started leading her around corners and through dark alleys, Lydia wondered how she'd get through this. Sure, the stakes were high -- and then there was the fact that she was head over heels in love with her secret agent minister.


Fatal Image

Fatal Image

Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense
Secrets of Stoneley
January 2007

From the desk of Bianca Blanchard

Everything I was raised to believe has been a lie! The photo Leo Santiago gave me of our mothers together--dated a week after my mother's death--and my father's evasions set my legal mind racing, so I hired a detective to investigate my mother's long-ago accident. Turns out she's alive! I've been so thankful for Leo, who has been incredibly supportive. He works for my father, so catering to the boss's daughter is part of his job, but the looks this handsome man gives me make me think there's more to our relationship than business.

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Christmas Homecoming

Christmas Homecoming

Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Davis Landing
December 2006

The Gossip Guru

hears wealthy newspaper tycoon Wallace Hamilton may finally be released from the hospital, after recurring visits following his bone-marrow transplant.

But the juiciest Hamilton news is that Jeremy--who is not Wallace's son--has been in contact with his family again…and he might rejoin Hamilton Media. A certain lovely single mom has been spotted doing holiday volunteer work with the former business tycoon. Perhaps the charms and strong spiritual life of Gabi Valencia helped create this Christmas homecoming for Jeremy.


Once Upon a Christmas: Reissue

Once Upon a Christmas: Reissue

Steeple Hill Christmas 2-in-1
November 2006

'Twas the Week Before Christmas by Lenora Worth

Upon arrival at her grandmother's Louisiana plantation for the holidays, socialite Elise Melancon is confronted with a shocking request--her grandmother wants her to "reform" a handsome man so he can date another woman! Perhaps Elise will discover that life's greatest gifts don't always come in a box.


One Golden Christmas: Reissue

One Golden Christmas: Reissue

Love Inspired Christmas Classic
November 2006

A world-weary and commitment-phobic heroine and a widowed hero find their faith in God and learn that love can happen twice in a lifetime.

"Lenora Worth's ONE GOLDEN CHRISTMAS is another jewel shining like the brightest star atop the Christmas tree."

~ (4 1/2 star) Romantic Times, December 2000


Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon

Harlequin NEXT
October 2006

Who said life is a beach?

Certainly not Lola Nelson. Her neighbors might be fooled by her not-a-hair-out-of-place appearance.

But alone in bed at night, Lola believes she's lost all the passion in her life since her husband's death. Hoping to rekindle a sense of purpose, Lola resurrects a childhood dream and buys a blue beach house. And then drags three of her fun-loving, margarita-sipping friends out to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for some gossip and good times.

But even a day at the beach can be disrupted by real life. As Lola's friends discover the missing spark in their relationships, Lola develops feelings for her handsome new neighbor. At his hands, Lola discovers the true meaning of passion. And she finally begins to see that life may not always be a day at the beach--sometimes it's paradise....


Ben's Bundle of Joy & When Love Came to Town: Reissue

Ben's Bundle of Joy & When Love Came to Town: Reissue

Love Inspired Classics
July 2006

Ben's Bundle of Joy

When small-town minister Ben Hunter discovered a baby abandoned in his church, he needed help desperately. He found it in beautiful day-care worker Sara Conroy. And the caring heart she showed this helpless child made him wonder if three perfect strangers could somehow become a family.

When Love Came to Town

Rugged handyman Mick Love was the answer to Lorna Dorsette's prayers. He'd come to the Louisiana bayou country to rebuild her family's storm-ravaged plantation. And it seemed to cause another storm -- in her innocent young heart.


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