Lenora's Library

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Her Holiday Protector & Love on the Run

Love Inspired Suspense Reissues
September 2021

A holiday in hiding

Her Holiday Protector by Lenora Worth

When a killer comes after Rikki Allen, detective Blain Kent learns 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.

Holiday on the Run by Laura Scott

After witnessing a murder, Melissa Harris faked her death and went into hiding. For years, it worked—until now. When bullets begin to fly, SWAT cop—and Melissa’s former high school sweetheart—Nate Freemont rescues Melissa and her little girl. Now with Christmas approaching, can Melissa risk everything to reveal the truth and accept a second chance with Nate…as deadly enemies close in?


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Hidden Enemies: K9 Unit

Love Inspired Suspense
August 2021

Hidden enemies can be deadly.

Deadly Connection by Lenora Worth

On her way to question US marshal Emmett Gage about a DNA match that implicates his relative in a cold case and a recent murder, Officer Belle Montera’s attacked. Now she and her K-9 partner must team up with Emmett to find his cousin and the person after Belle. But can they figure out who’s targeting her without becoming murder victims themselves?

Explosive Situation by Terri Reed

Detective Henry Roarke’s determined to prove his innocence to internal affairs officer Olivia Vance—but first he must survive the bomber targeting him and his bomb-sniffing K-9, Cody. With a coming baby to protect and an investigation to pursue, Olivia has her hands full…until she becomes a target, as well. Can they catch the bomber before they all lose their lives?


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Amish Country Secret

Love Inspired Suspense
February 2021

This murder witness is returning home…

With a secret someone wants to bury.

With a hit out on her life, Samantha Herndon escapes to the one place she knows she’ll be safe—her Amish grandmother’s empty home. But when a tornado flings her car into Micah King’s field, her plans for solitary refuge end. The Amish bachelor knows the Englischer is trouble, but he’s falling for her anyway. Can Micah keep Samantha alive…and convince her to stay?


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Deadly Secrets

Love Inspired Suspense reissue
December 2020

Two thrilling stories from the True Blue K-9 Unit series

Deep Undercover by Lenora Worth

To take down a serial bomber, NYPD K-9 officers Brianne Hayes and Gavin Sutherland must go undercover—as a married couple. But now the bomber is targeting them to halt the investigation. As the clock ticks down, can Brianne, Gavin and their K-9 partners find the culprit in time to save the city—and their own lives?

Blind Trust
by Laura Scott


When guide dog trainer Eva Kendall stumbles on a dognapping, someone sets their deadly sights on her. Now she’ll do anything to find her guide-dog-in-training—except admit her most painful secret to K-9 officer Finn Gallagher. But can Finn and his K-9 partner help her track down the puppy…and uncover the criminal’s true motives before attacks on Eva turn fatal?


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Amish Christmas Miracles (14 stories to touch your heart and warm your soul this Christmas)

Novella Collection
November 2020

Spend Christmas in Amish country.

As snow falls softly outside the window, curl up by the fire with this collection of 14 stories by your favorite Amish fiction authors. Let them transport you to Amish communities all across the country.

Travel to small towns where horses clip-clop down the road, farms dot the snow-covered landscape, and families gather to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas.

Sigh over sweet stories that touch your heart. Laugh, cry, rejoice, and smile as couples renew their faith and find their perfect soul mates.

These heartwarming tales of faith, hope, love, and Christmas miracles are a special gift to you from Kathleen Fuller, Lenora Worth, Adina Senft, Laura Bradford, Jennifer Beckstrand, Jennifer (J.E.B.) Spredemann, Rachel J. Good, Laura V. Hilton, Mary Alford, Loree Lough, Dana R. Lynn, Susan Simpson, Tracy Fredrychowski, and Ashley Emma.

May you be richly blessed this holiday season!


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An Amish Christmas Promise & Amish Christmas Hideaway

Love Inspired Suspense Reissues
November 2020

An Amish Christmas Promise by Jo Ann Brown

Carolyn Wiebe discarded her Amish roots to hide her niece and nephew from their violent father. Yet when a hurricane crashes into their isolated Mennonite life, she can no longer keep the world at bay. With Christmas approaching, Amish carpenter Michael Miller wants to help her rebuild her home. But can their burgeoning love withstand the rising storm of her secrets?

Amish Christmas Hideaway by Lenora Worth

A festive evening quickly becomes a holiday nightmare when Alisha Braxton witnesses a double murder. And the killer’s cold eyes promise that she’s next. There’s only one person Alisha trusts with her life—private investigator Nathan Craig, the man she once loved. But hiding in Amish country, can they outwit a murderer who’s determined she won’t survive Christmas?


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One Golden Christmas

Love Inspired reissue
September 2020

Seeking the Christmas spirit

One Golden Christmas by Lenora Worth

As holiday pageant coordinator in her tiny Texas hometown, Leandra Flanagan felt obligated to transform three motherless kids and their widowed carpenter dad, Nate Welby, into angel, shepherd, chorus member and set designer. But everything that happened afterward was purely by chance—or maybe the answer to a little girl’s fervent Christmas prayer…

Sugar Plum Season by Mia Ross

Moving to the tiny town of Barrett’s Mill, injured dancer Amy Morgan takes over her aunt’s dance studio and begins to organize a children’s Christmas ballet recital. She just needs handsome lumberjack Jason Barrett to build the stage sets. Working together forges a connection between the two. But it’ll take a few dancing candy canes—and a whole lot of faith—to bring them together.


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Seeking Refuge

Love Inspired
September 2020

Will love be enough to heal their past?

Her secret kept them apart…
Will courage give them another chance?

Days before her wedding, a wrenching ordeal shattered Josie Fisher’s dreams…and she fled to her Amish hometown to start over. Now Tobias Mast has arrived with two goals: to find Josie and learn why she called off their wedding, and to buy a home. When the only house he can afford is next door to Josie’s farm, will she finally risk telling him her dark secret?


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Deadly Connection

Love Inspired Suspense
June 2020

Hidden enemies can be deadly.

But the Brooklyn K-9 Unit is on the case.

On her way to question US Marshal Emmett Gage about a DNA match that implicates his relative in a cold case and a recent murder, Officer Belle Montera’s attacked. Now she and her K-9 partner must team up with Emmett to find his cousin and the person after Belle. But can they figure out who’s targeting her without becoming murder victims themselves?


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Necessary Valor (Compilation with "Rescue Operation")

Love Inspired Suspense
February 2020

Two thrilling stories from the Military K-9 Unit series

Rescue Operation by Lenora Worth

A little boy is missing, and it’s up to search-and-rescue K-9 handler Ava Esposito and her dog to find him…before the Red Rose Killer does. FBI special agent Oliver Davison is hot on the trail of the escaped convict and joins forces with Ava. But when the killer turns his crosshairs on them, Oliver must protect them all before time runs out.

Explosive Force by Lynette Eason

Just before the K-9 training center explodes, reporter Heidi Jenks spots the bomber—and now he wants her dead. While military explosives expert First Lieutenant Nick Donovan doesn’t trust journalists, it’s his duty to protect Heidi. And with a killer circling closer, he and his bomb-sniffing K-9 are all that stand between Heidi and someone planning to silence her for good.


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Her Amish Child (Compilation with "Amish Hideout")

Love Inspired
February 2020

Yearning for a home in an Amish community.

Her Amish Child by Lenora Worth

Amish widow Raesha Bawell longs for a baby…but she never thought she’d find one on her doorstep! Loving little Dinah is easy, yet keeping her may be harder when Raesha’s handsome neighbor, Josiah Fisher, realizes the baby is his niece. All Raesha wants is a family—with Dinah, and maybe Josiah, too. But can their temporary arrangement turn into forever love?

Amish Hideout by Maggie K. Black

With a price on his witness’s head, US marshal Jonathan Mast can think of only one place to hide Celeste Alexander—in the Amish community he left behind. As a computer expert, leading a life off the grid isn’t easy for Celeste. Staying in Jonathan’s childhood home could save her…and convince both of them a future together is worth fighting for.


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Designing His Bride

The Brides of Blossom, Texas Book 3
January 2020

He rides a Harley and she likes long walks, but the chemistry between them is immediate

Ryne Kilpatrick was once in love, and he thought it was forever. But tragedy struck, and he’s sure he’ll never love again. He’s become a bit of a lone wolf and a player, preferring to casually flirt then walk away.

When the sexy bad boy starts building a cabin next to her boutique in Blossom, Texas, Mona Perez finds it too close for comfort. The attraction sizzles, but she needs to keep her distance as she no longer trusts romance after her parent’s marriage imploded. Mona’s shocked to learn that her mom and dad still love each other, but her mom feels like she can’t recommit because Mona needs her. So Mona plays cupid and comes up with the perfect plan to prove she’s emotionally moved on—she’ll ask Ryne to be her pretend boyfriend.

Mona’s confident she won’t lose her heart, but her pretend boyfriend starts to seem like the real deal. Should she keep up the charade or follow her heart?


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Holiday Protectors (Featuring "Guarding Abigail" by Lenora Worth)

Love Inspired Suspense
December 2019

DANGER STRIKES AT CHRISTMASTIME

Texas K-9 Unit Christmas by Shirlee McCoy and Terri Reed

In Holiday Hero by Shirlee McCoy, Emma Fairchild is attacked and left for dead in her own diner. Her childhood friend turned K-9 cop Lucas Harwood offers a chance at justice—and love. And in Rescuing Christmas by Terri Reed, a killer has set his sights on K-9 dog trainer Lily Anderson. When fellow officer Jarrod Evans appoints himself her bodyguard, Lily knows more than her life is at risk—so is her heart.

Capitol K-9 Unit Christmas by Shirlee McCoy and Lenora Worth

In Protecting Virginia by Shirlee McCoy, a mysterious intruder wants foster care worker Virginia Johnson out of her house. It’s up to Capitol K-9 Unit officer John Forrester to keep her alive to see the New Year. And in Guarding Abigail by Lenora Worth, Capitol K-9 Unit officer Dylan Ralsey must keep Abigail Wheaton, a murdered diplomat’s daughter, safe from a killer who wants to ruin everyone’s holiday.


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Amish Christmas Hideaway

Love Inspired Suspense
December 2019

She’s hiding from killers…

Can she find a haven in Amish country?

A festive evening quickly becomes a holiday nightmare when Alisha Braxton witnesses a double murder. And the killer’s cold eyes promise that she’s next. There’s only one person Alisha trusts with her life—private investigator Nathan Craig, the man she once loved. But hiding in Amish country, can they outwit a murderer who’s determined she won’t survive Christmas?


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The Christmas Gazebo: Two Christmas Romances of Past and Present

Featuring "The Christmas Surprise" by Lenora Worth

November 2019

The Christmas Gift by Marilyn Turk

1910

Amateur photographer Lettie Morgan accompanies her aunt to Springlake, Florida for the annual Springlake Assembly. Jonathon Townsend, wealthy heir to the family fortune and first-time chairman of the event, wants the event to run smoothly.

But when the train bringing guests to the Assembly is robbed, Jonathon, who is part-owner of the railroad, must find the robber and appease the attendees. Can the young photographer who’s captured his attention provide clues to the robbery?

As Christmas approaches and the Assembly comes to a close, will Jonathon find a way to entice Lettie to stay?

The Christmas Surprise by Lenora Worth

When Lynsey Milton comes to Springlake, Florida, to revitalize the town’s historic main street, Jon Townsend, the heir apparent, resists helping her. He’d rather return to the quiet life of a country lawyer. Lynsey needs to seal this deal since a promotion is in her future. But Jon wants to stay in his Victorian mansion, keeping his grief to himself. He won’t fall for a woman who’ll soon leave.

When they make a discovery in the gazebo by the lake, Lynsey gets Jon into the Christmas spirit. Can an old gazebo and a beautiful vintage ball gown bring them together?


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Christmas Rescue (Featuring "Holiday High Alert" and "A Killer Christmas" by Lenora Worth)

Love Inspired Suspense
November 2019

K-9 HOLIDAY RESCUE

Rookie K-9 Unit Christmas by Valerie Hansen and Lenora Worth

In Surviving Christmas by Valerie Hansen, Sean Murray turns to K-9 officer Zoe Trent for help when he discovers someone is following him. Can Zoe protect Sean and his son…and make sure this Christmas isn’t their last? And in Holiday High Alert by Lenora Worth, rookie K-9 officer Dalton West and his four-legged partner are all that stand between day care owner Josie Callahan and a deadly stalker.

Classified K-9 Unit Christmas by Lenora Worth and Terri Reed

In A Killer Christmas by Lenora Worth, FBI K-9 agent Nina Atkins becomes the target of the same hit man US Marshal Thomas Grant is tracking. Working together may be the only way to capture him and keep Nina safe. And in Yuletide Stalking by Terri Reed, FBI agent Tim Ramsey must stop an arsonist and protect the only witness, Vickie Petrov. Can Tim convince her to trust him…and help her survive to see another Christmas?


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Cooking Up Trouble

The Brides of Blossom, Texas Book 2
September 2019

Can sweet and spicy make for a delicious pairing?

When barbecue food truck owner Holt Collins caters a wedding at the romantic wedding venue Falling Blossoms, he meets a woman who throws him for a loop. She may be gorgeous, but they clash immediately. He did however love the venue and makes an appointment to show it to his finance, only to receive a break-up text.

Devastated, Holt spends a few days trying to figure out what went wrong and what to do next. He decides to grab a bite at a local cafe, unaware that it is owned by Kayla Burton. After telling Kayla he’s no longer engaged, he later finds her kitchen in crisis and Kayla desperate for help, but unwilling to ask. He steps in and saves the day, but she hates giving up control of her kitchen, much less her heart. She’s attracted, but he’s just been jilted. Is this a rebound fling or fate working its magic?

Can a cupcake café owner find true love with Mr. Hot Holt Barbecue?


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Survivial Mission (Featuring "Tracker" by Lenora Worth)

Love Inspired Suspense
July 2019

Tracker by Lenora Worth

Single mother Penny Potter has spent months in hiding to keep her toddler from his father, a rogue FBI agent turned fugitive determined to flee the country with the child. When he corners Penny in the Montana wilderness and escapes with their son, she’s forced to trust his brother, handsome FBI K-9 agent Zeke Morrow. Now Zeke must decide where his loyalty lies: with his sibling or the woman he wasn’t supposed to fall for.

Bodyguard by Shirlee McCoy

FBI agent Ian Slade wants to track the leader of the crime family who murdered his parents—not protect the man’s niece. But with Esme Dupree’s uncle determined to silence her, Ian and his K-9 partner are duty bound to guard her. As he and Esme fight to survive in the Florida Everglades, it becomes clear to Ian that she’s nothing like her family. And soon he must choose between forgiveness and the vengeance he’s craved for so long.


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Deep Undercover

Love Inspired Suspense
July 2019

A dangerous undercover assignment…

Another exciting True Blue K-9 Unit thriller

To take down a serial bomber, NYPD K-9 officers Brianne Hayes and Gavin Sutherland must go undercover—as a married couple. But now the bomber is targeting them to halt the investigation. As the clock ticks down, can Brianne, Gavin and their K-9 partners find the culprit in time to save the city—and their own lives?


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Closing the Deal

The Brides of Blossom, Texas Book 1
June 2019

Can discovering her past create her future?

Sarina Gabriel recently inherited a Victorian money-pit of a mansion. Logic dictates that she sell it, but, still grieving her grandmother’s death, she longs to keep something from her mysterious past. As she explores the house, she discovers some family secrets that just might put the historic mansion on the Hill Country map and give Sarina the roots she’s always wanted. But can she trust Drake Dunmore who promises to help her restore the mansion to its former glory, or will he break her trust and her heart?

Drake Dunmore knows a good deal in houses, and in women. He wants to buy Sarina’s historic mansion and develop the property. Confident, he sets out to charm and persuade the beautiful new owner, Sarina, to sell it to him. Funny thing happens. He falls for Sarina and volunteers to help her restore the mansion and discover her heritage. His father and his ex-girlfriend stand in their way. Can he prove to Sarina that he has her best interests at heart?


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Their Amish Reunion (Compilation with "His New Amish Family")

Love Inspired Suspense
June 2019

Second Chances at Love in Amish Country

His New Amish Family by Patricia Davids

Widow Clara Fisher’s late uncle promised his farm to her—but she can’t find the documents to prove it! Desperate to stop her Englisch cousin from selling it, she seeks the help of auctioneer Paul Bowman. Paul has always been a wandering spirit, but will sweet, stubborn Clara and her children suddenly fill his empty life with family and love?

Their Amish Reunion by Lenora Worth

Single mother Ava Jane Graber can’t believe her eyes. Her first love is back in Lancaster County. Years ago, Jeremiah did the unthinkable: left the Amish—and her—for the navy SEALs. Now the prodigal hero wants redemption from his community, his family and the woman he never forgot. For the ex-soldier, becoming Ava’s husband is his ultimate mission.


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Police Protector (Featuring "Truth and Consequences" by Lenora Worth)

Love Inspired Suspense
March 2019

These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners.

Protect and Serve

When rookie K-9 officer Shane West finds the lead police dog trainer murdered, he’s determined to find the killer. Then he discovers Gina Perry hiding nearby—a pretty junior trainer who had the motive, means and opportunity to kill her boss. Gina insists her troubled brother is the real murderer. And when Gina’s brother comes after her, Shane is assigned to protect her and uncover the truth.

Truth and Consequences

Former army medic David Evans heads to Arizona to check up on a fallen comrade’s sister, but when he arrives in Desert Valley, David witnesses a drug run gone wrong. And when the police show up, the investigating officer is the woman he’s supposed to look after. K-9 officer Whitney Godwin insists she can take care of herself and her infant daughter. But the criminals want both David and Whitney permanently silenced…


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Her Amish Child

Love Inspired
February 2019

Will a baby surprise bring them together?

In this Amish Seasons romance

Amish widow Raesha Bawell longs for a baby…but she never thought she’d find one on her doorstep! Loving little Dinah is easy, yet keeping her may be harder when Raesha’s handsome neighbor, Josiah Fisher, realizes the baby is his niece. All Raesha wants is a family—with Dinah, and maybe Josiah, too. But can their temporary arrangement turn into forever love?


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Keeping Guard (Featuring "Proof of Innocence" by Lenora Worth)

Love Inspired Suspense
December 2018

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

Detecting Danger

When K-9 cop Isaac Black is injured in a bomb blast at the Washington Monument, he’s determined to find the culprit, even if it means investigating his beautiful ER nurse. Daniella Dunne is in a witness protection program, but it’s apparent her identity has been compromised. And now the killer she sent to prison—her own father—is out and vows revenge…

Proof of Innocence

Erin Eagleton has been on the run since her ex-boyfriend was killed. The police consider her a prime suspect, but she’s determined to prove her innocence and bring down the real criminal. Her high school sweetheart, capitol K-9 officer Chase Zachary, had never given up searching for her. Now that he’s found her, he’ll stop at nothing to reveal the truth—and protect the woman he loves.


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Undercover Memories

Love Inspired Suspense
October 2018

Her most important mission…

and she can’t remember what it is.

After amnesia strands private investigator Emma Langston in Dallas, only Detective Ryder Palladin can stop the men trying to kill her. But protective custody on Ryder’s family ranch has its own risks, like falling for the handsome cowboy. Before she can untangle her feelings for Ryder, Emma must recover her memory…because she’s sure someone’s life depends on it, even if she can’t remember whose.


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Rescue Operation

Love Inspired Suspense
August 2018

Racing to rescue a child

Danger heats up in the Military K-9 Unit series

A little boy is missing, and it’s up to search-and-rescue K-9 handler Ava Esposito and her dog to find him…before the Red Rose Killer does. FBI special agent Oliver Davison is hot on the trail of the escaped convict and joins forces with Ava. But when the killer turns his crosshairs on them, Oliver must protect them all before time runs out.


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Runaway Princess Bride

Castles of Dallas, Book 3
August 2018

After making a serious misjudgment about the man she was about to marry, Cara escaped to the one place she always felt safe–her family’s ranch. She wants to evade the paparazzi and hide her near disastrous mistake from her family, while she tries to figure out what's next.

In need of peace after a tumultuous year supervising the building of Castle's first technology store, Aidan Castle escapes to the Double L Ranch. When he enters the den, he's shocked to find a woman sleeping in a wedding dress. Worse, he recognizes her as the beautiful socialite he kissed at Castle's costume ball. He'd felt that night was special and when Cara left, he'd lost a little piece of his heart.

Cara has no place to go, and Aidan’s not sure he wants to kick her out. When a winter storm traps them in, their attraction and bond become undeniable. Cara opens up and Aidan can't resist playing white knight and offering to scrub all details of her secret love life to save grace with her powerful brother. But then, he discovers secrets that make him question everything. Can he trust her?


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Lone Star Princess

Castles of Dallas, Book 2
June 2018

Annabelle Castle is a rebel without a cause…until her stepsister, the head of the glamorous Castle Department store, offers her the chance of a lifetime. Too bad the opportunity to finally play a role in the Castle’s future comes with strings attached—the man who gets under her skin. Former cop Johnny Darrow is head of security for the Texas-based Castles. He excels at his job and nothing gets to him…except Annabelle. Even as he dragged Annabelle out of many public relations disasters with the paparazzi, he knew there was so much more to her than the headline-grabbing, rich girl. Now that she’s matured and determined to turn over a new leaf, he finds her irresistible. She’s smart, creative, and makes him feel things he hasn’t after a personal tragedy. When Johnny’s assigned a job as Annabelle’s bodyguard, he must push his feelings aside. Can Johnny keep his focus to protect Annabelle or will his feelings for her put everything at risk?


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Their Amish Reunion

Love Inspired
March 2018

Return to Lancaster County Love blooms in the Amish Seasons series

Widowed single mother Ava Jane Graber can’t believe her eyes. Her first love is back in Lancaster County. Years ago, Jeremiah did the unthinkable: left the Amish—and her—for the Navy SEALs. Now the prodigal hero wants redemption from his community, his family and from the woman he never forgot. For the ex-soldier, becoming Ava’s husband is his ultimate mission.


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Undercover Princess

Castles of Dallas, Book 1
January 2018

Undercover Princess .... a modern day fairy tale

Born to an Italian father and native Texas mother, Nico Lamon returns to Texas to launch an exclusive deal with the iconic Castle Department Store. Guilty for not being there when his father died, Nico has brought the House of Lamon back from the brink of bankruptcy. He devises a marketing gimmick that will benefit both the Castles and the House of Lamon: find the perfect woman to be the fashion line's spokesperson and to wear the gorgeous Valentine shoes he personally designed. When he spots Eleanor in the crowd, he won't stop until she's that woman. His woman.

Eleanor Castle returns to Castle Department Store undercover as head of security, but she's really back to reclaim her heritage and save both the store and her aging father. Eleanor has a plan to stop her evil stepmother from her devious doings and she won't stop until she knows her face is safe. But when Nico spots her at a gala and decides she's the one who should wear the shoes and that she's also the one he wants in his life, Eleanor has to reevaluate her undercover plan. Nico slips a red shoe on her foot and captures her heart. How can she fall for a prince of a man without exposing herself and her bruised heart?


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Classified K-9 Unit Christmas

Love Inspired Suspense
December 2017

A Killer Christmas by Lenora Worth

When FBI K-9 agent Nina Atkins thwarts an attempted murder, she becomes a target of the killer—the same hit man US Marshal Thomas Grant is tracking. Even caught in the crosshairs, Nina’s reluctant to share her case, but working with Thomas may be the only way to capture a murderer before she becomes his next victim.

Yuletide Stalking by Terri Reed

Determined to stop an arsonist with the help of his accelerant-detecting K-9 partner, FBI agent Tim Ramsey must protect the only witness. But when the criminal begins stalking Vickie Petrov, can Tim convince her to trust him…and help her survive to see another Christmas?


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Christmas Roses

November 2017

Come visit a place where love blooms and holiday magic fills the air… The North Louisiana chapter of Romance Writers of America brings together NYT bestselling author Lenora Worth, award-winning authors Liz Talley and Winnie Griggs, and six other amazing writers to deliver never before published stories of hope and holiday cheer. Set against the background of the Gardens of the American Rose Center, these stories are sure to warm your heart and put you in a festive mood. Love second chance romances? Or perhaps friends who find something more under the Christmas tree? Or maybe holiday reunion stories make your heart beat faster? They’re all here, so grab a cup of hot cocoa and curl up with Christmas Roses. After all, there’s no better gift than finding love among the roses.


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I'll Be Home for Christmas

Four Inspirational Holiday Novellas
October 2017

Featuring Seashell Santa by Lenora Worth

When high school sweethearts Rick Houston and Willa Kincaid reunite in Key West per a deathbed request, they discover that they didn't really know each other at all. But Christmas in paradise just might bring them together for good this time.


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Please Come Home for Christmas

A Novella
October 2017

In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas . . . and something fishy.

Her heart ought to be on the naughty list. Amy has hardly shown her son around the family horse farm or brushed a thoroughbred before she’s fraternizing with the enemy. It’s been awhile since her husband died, since her heart felt this way.

But after real estate developer Dan Wentworth has been so cozy with her sisters about selling their newly inherited property, Amy can’t be sure if he’s warming up to her. Or merely warming her up to the idea of letting the family homestead be bulldozed for a housing development.

She doesn’t want to hurt her sisters, but the money from Dan’s proposal could go a long way in making single-motherhood merry and bright.


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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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The Southern Bride

A Driftwood Bay Novel
June 2016

Melissa Sonnier is desperate to find her own happily ever after as she helps her sister celebrate her beach wedding in Driftwood Bay, but it’s difficult to move on and find love when she can’t let go of Judson Duvall, a boy she’s loved since middle school, even after their last break up in their on again, off again relationship. But as she watches her sister exchange her sacred vows, she sees Judson, waiting for her asking for one last chance. He vows he’s changed. Can she risk her heart one last time?

After his latest rodeo related injury Judson Duvall is ready to hang up his spurs and always a man of action, defies doctors and drives all night to reach the only woman he’s ever loved. He begs for one last chance and is prepared to do anything to win back Melissa’s love. He claims he’s changed, but is it enough or is it too late?


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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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The Southern 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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The Southern 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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