Formerly Heartland Writers Group

Over the Edge

by Mary Connealy
August 2012

In 1866 Colorado, Ethan Kincaid agrees to a marriage of convenience with the same casual disregard he gives every decision. Audra Gilliland, young mother of two, accepts his proposal because she wants to stop being a burden to her newly married stepdaughter.

And suddenly both of them are in far deeper than they’d planned. Ethan doesn’t expect Audra to affect him so profoundly, and when she begins to, he’s terrified of the pain he’s felt before when someone he loved was seriously injured on his watch. He’s determined that his new wife will do as he says so he can keep her safe from the dangers that lurk on their ranch.

Audra has been cared for all her life by one man or another–and they’ve done a poor job of it. Now she’s planning to stand up for herself. And her new husband had better agree or get out of her way!

What will it take to transform two wayward hearts fearful of getting in too deep into two trusting hearts ready to risk falling deeply in love?


 

Sophie’s Daughters Trilogy

by Mary Connealy
June 2012

A 3 in 1 collection containing previously released Doctor in Petticoats, Wrangler in Petticoats, Sharpshooter in Petticoats. Three full length novels in one about the little girls from Petticoat Ranch, wiht love stories of their own. You didn’t think Sophie McClellen’s daughters would grow up to be quiet little things, did you?

Saddle up for sure-fire fun when three sisters meet their opposites in a collection of Old West romances.

Doctor in Petticoats: Alex Buchanan is a wanted man. Beth McClellan is an idealistic nurse. When the two cross paths, will they find enough common ground for a future together?

Wrangler in Petticoats: Sally McClellan is a tomboy through-and-through. . .until she’s rescued by Logan McKenzie. But will the lady within flourish before a pair of outlaws end her chances for good?

Sharpshooter in Petticoats: It’s a battle of wills when Tom Linscott tries to save self-sufficient widow Mandy McClellan Gray from outlaws. But will love or the outlaws win out?


 

Winning the Widow’s Heart

by Sherri Shackelford
June 2012

When Texas Ranger Jack Elder stormed the isolated Kansas homestead, he expected to find a band of outlaws. Instead, the only occupant is a heavily pregnant woman-and she’s just gone in to labor. A loner uneasy with emotion, Jack helps deliver widow Elizabeth Cole’s baby girl and can’t get back on the trail fast enough. The robber and murderer he’s after killed one of Jack’s own, and he vows to catch the man. But when he returns to check on Elizabeth and her little one, he discovers that she may hold the key to his unsettled past-and his hoped-for future.


 

Mistaken Bride

by Renee Ryan
May 2012

When William Black’s mail-order bride fails to appear at the Boston docks, he’s relieved when beautiful, vibrant Bridget Murphy steps in. However, she has a surprise in store. She will be a temporary nanny to his young twins…but she will not marry without love.

Faith Glen, Massachusetts, is worlds away from the poverty Bridget knew in Ireland. And William Black couldn’t be more different from her faithless ex-fiance. Yet that integrity Bridget so admires binds William to a promise that could keep them apart forever. In this new land of opportunity, does she dare to wish for a happy ending?


 

Lockets and Lanterns

by Janet Syas Nitsick
April 2012

Red looked at his wife while the early morning sun drifted over their bed. Peace and contentment filled his being. He no long pined over a lost love. He rubbed his head against the pillow as he pondered their future. He took a deep breath, knowing he did not tell his wife about the family secret.

Lockets and Lanterns, an inspiring-historical romance, is set in Omaha and is released April 24.


 

Wild Keltic Carouselle

by *lizzie starr
April 2012

Just when Bryce decides to give up looking for the masked dancer who captured his heart and get on with his life, his darlin’ daughter climbs onto the lap of a captivating woman in a coffee shop and calls her Mommy. He certainly wouldn’t mind exploring the possibility.

Carrie’s vacation is over. Although she loves her job, she dreads returning. Especially when a blonde-haired cherub insists she’s ‘Mommy’. Add the girl’s intriguing father, and Carrie believes she’s finally ready for a real relationship. But memories of a horrific attack surface, bringing doubt and fear.

Then one of Bryce’s fathers is kidnapped by a cult. Not knowing if the abduction was of human or Fey origin, Bryce must chance seeming crazy and losing Carrie with tales of the Faerie Otherworld. Dare he take her to Faerie and declare his love—or are the forces aligning against them too much to overcome?


 

The Wedding Journey

by Cheryl St.John
April 2012

The mysterious inheritance is the answer to a prayer. Now Irish lass Maeve Murphy and her sisters can come to America. She’s sure happiness awaits her, even if it won’t–can’t–come from widowed ship doctor Flynn Gallagher. Yes, he made her his assistant, but she’s not foolish enough to fall for the man all the eligible, wealthy female passengers admire.

Flynn Gallagher may have his pick of ladies, but only one cares as he does for the sick and poor. Flynn vowed never to marry another woman who would break his heart. With Maeve, has his heart found safe harbor at last?


 

In Too Deep

by Mary Connealy
February 2012

Bestselling Author Mary Connealy Delivers Her Trademark Historical Romantic Comedy

Seth Kincaid survived a fire in a cave, but he’s never been the same. He was always a reckless youth, but now he’s gone over the edge. He ran off to the Civil War and came back crazier than ever.

After the war, nearly dead from his injuries, it appears Seth got married. Oh, he’s got a lot of excuses, but his wife isn’t happy to find out Seth doesn’t remember her. Callie has searched, prayed, and worried. Now she’s come to the Kincaid family’s ranch in Colorado to find her lost husband.

Callie isn’t a long-suffering woman. Once she knows her husband is alive, she wants to kill him. She’s not even close to forgiving him for abandoning her.

Then more trouble shows up in the form of a secret Seth’s pa kept for years. The Kincaid brothers might lose their ranch if they can’t sort things out. It’s enough to drive a man insane–but somehow it’s all making Seth see things more clearly. And now that he knows what he wants, no one better stand in his way.


 

The Unwilling Widow

by Tina Gayle
February 2012

Executives’ Wives’ Club series

Four women…
One fatal car wreck…
Everyone’s lives changed…

Jennifer Larson, having lost
her husband, friends and the perfect life she’d had planned, now faces
the biggest challenge of her life, moving into an unplanned future.
While the rest of the Executive Wives’ Club is still wallowing in the
past, Jen is tempted into the future by a sexy chiropractor, Hagan
Chaney.

But does he really love her or is he only after her money?


 

“The Sweetest Gift” in A Home for Christmas: The Sweetest Gift/A Christmas Angel Anthology

by Mary Connealy
December 2011

Seattle, Washington 1899

A spinster with a master’s degree who is a world traveler, librarian by day and concert pianist by night, marries a Nebraska rancher with an eighth grade education. Their worlds are so far apart that each is afraid to admit their marriage of convenience is turning into a love match.
When Christmas draws near Adelaide must decide if she can give up her hopes of owning a beautiful piano so her husband can have the stallion he needs for his ranch. And Graham may need to risk his perfect brood mare to show his love for his wife by buying her the Christmas gift of her dreams.


 

“A Magical Gift at Christmas” in Snowflakes and Stetsons Anthology

by Cheryl St.John
October 2011

Bound by duty, snared by love
 Three days before Christmas, U.S. Marshal Jonah Cavanaugh is guarding a payroll when he spots a notorious train robber. His best option is to uncouple the mail car and take his chances stranded in the snowstorm. Unfortunately a luxury Pullman must be released as well, and as Jonah prepares to bury the gold before the outlaws discover it’s missing…

 
Meredith Abbot, the railroad heiress, steps out in her pale fox coat. Snow is falling. They’re stranded in the mountains. It seems the situation can’t get more complicated. Until….

   Two young stowaways are discovered
The blizzard continues to rage
Jonah and Meredith spend a night in each other’s arms
And once the weather clears…
The outlaw gang surrounds them

 
Their Christmas adventure has only just begun!


 

If the Ring Fits

by Cindy Kirk
September 2011

Single mother Mary Karen Vaughn never envisioned waking up in Las Vegas with a wedding ring on her finger. After all, she didn’t even date. She already had her hands full working as an RN and raising three small boys.

Marriage wasn’t part of confirmed bachelor Dr. Travis Fisher’s plans. After raising seven younger siblings, children weren’t either. When he impulsively decided to stop off in Las Vegas before a medical mission trip, all he wanted was to play a little poker and have a whole lot of fun.

But when he runs into Mary Karen, sparks fly between the two old friends. What seems so impossible back in Jackson Hole makes perfect sense in the town where anything goes. Next morning both are determined to do whatever it takes to put the crazy night in Sin City behind them. They’re well on their way to doing just that when they discover forgetting is impossible…when there’s a baby on the way.


 

Courting the Enemy

by Renee Ryan
September 2011

Mission Irresistible
His assignment: woo the beautiful widow. Savannah Elliott’s father is a suspected Nazi sympathizer. Gaining her confidence could help undercover agent Trent Mueller derail a plot to sabotage the U.S. war machine. With so many lives at stake, the undercover agent can’t afford to feel guilty at his deception. Nor should he find himself captivated by Savannah when her very allegiance is in question…

In war, trust is a luxury. Yet Savannah is appalled to learn that her own father is a suspected traitor. By working with Trent to discover the truth, Savannah hopes to prove her father’s innocence. But if Trent’s hunch is right, can love withstand the ultimate test of loyalty?


 

Out of Control

by Mary Connealy
August 2011

Rafe Kincaid controls everything in his life… until he meets Julia.

Julia Gilliland has always been interested in the natural world around her. She particularly enjoys studying the fossils and formations in the magnificent cave near her father’s house. The cave seems plenty safe–until the day a mysterious intruder steals the rope she uses to climb out.
Rafe Kincaid is a man used to being in control–of himself, his brothers, and his family’s ranch. The last thing he expects is to find a woman trapped in the cavern on his land–or to be forced to kiss her!

Rafe is more intrigued by Julia than any woman he’s ever known. But when their developing relationship threatens a reconciliation with his brothers, will Rafe have to choose between his family and this new love that could heal his troubled heart and secure his happiness?


 

Marrying the Preacher’s Daughter

by Cheryl St.John
June 2011

Bounty hunting was just a job for
Gabe Taggart—one he needed to fund his sister’s education. But now
Irene has finished school, and Gabe is ready to settle down, find a
husband for Irene and—best of all—set aside his past. His
adventuring days are over…until his intervention in a train robbery
leaves him injured, under Elizabeth Hart’s care.

Despite his plans for a quiet life, antagonizing his feisty
caretaker is the most fun Gabe’s ever had. Elizabeth provokes him,
too, with her strong mind, kind heart and high principles. Gabe
hopes to win her love, but will his dark history bar him from
marriage to the preacher’s daughter