The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde
Series: Twilight, Texas #3This story truly brought home the message of the miracles of the season. I was rooting for Sarah and Travis from the sweet. I couldn't resist the sweet girl who needs her own personal miracle. Very sweet and it left me with a good feeling.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny."
The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier--not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown-up, slimmed-down, bestselling children's book author "Sadie Cool"now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she'll never fall foolishly in love again!
But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she's shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl's father--unattached and hotter than ever. His smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas.
Snowfall at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Lakeshore Chronicles #4
Can a single moment change your entire life?
I love this series, and this book is one of my favorite of it. It can be read standalone. Features a handsome and vet, who I believe is younger then the heroine. Sophie has a dark past and definitely needs a change of pace, which small-town living brings. I could tell right away that Noah was just what she needed.
In 2011, Sarah Jio burst onto the fiction scene with two sensational novels--The Violets of March and The Bungalow. With Blackberry Winter--taking its title from a late-season, cold-weather phenomenon--Jio continues her rich exploration of the ways personal connections can transcend the boundaries of time.There are two storylines, one of Vera from the 1930s and of Claire from the present. The mystery was very intriguing. I felt so much for Vera and Claire. It's interesting the similarities between their lives. Claire finds there is so much more to Vera's story and discover it's closer to her life than she imagined.
Seattle, 1933. Single mother Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, goodnight and departs to work the night-shift at a local hotel. She emerges to discover that a May-Day snow has blanketed the city, and that her son has vanished. Outside, she finds his beloved teddy bear lying face-down on an icy street, the snow covering up any trace of his tracks, or the perpetrator's.
Seattle, 2010. Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge, assigned to cover the May 1 "blackberry winter" storm and its twin, learns of the unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth. In the process, she finds that she and Vera may be linked in unexpected ways...
Devil in Winter by Lisa KleypasGenre: Historical Romance
Series: Wallflower #3
A devil's bargain
Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!
Sebastian's reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden's good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.
But Evie's proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become just another of the dashing libertine's callously discarded broken hearts -- which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions...or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.