Because of her isolation from any kind of writing group, Carolyne learned to write by trial and error and by taking correspondence courses while she and her husband were raising their four natural children and the numerous foster children that came through their home. She documented the fun and foibles of their life in a weekly humor column carried in a number of Alberta newspapers.
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The Cowboy's Reunion Seeking redemption from his troubled past, cowboy Lee Bannister returns to his Montana hometown. He's not looking for love -- just to prove he's not the same reckless guy who broke Abby Newton's heart and destroyed her family. But when Abby, a magazine photographer, is assi...
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Heather Bannister is back in Montana for her sister's wedding. But returning to Refuge Ranch brings her face-to-face with a past best forgotten--including high school sweetheart John Argall. Now a single dad, John simply wants to provide for his daughter's future. And Heather's reappearance may be ...
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Second-Chance Cowboy Montana rodeo star Tanner Fortier is a good man. A man Keira Bannister never stopped loving. But when he shows up at Refuge Ranch looking to have his late brother's saddle repaired in time for the championships, he's the last person Keira wants to see. For years, she's kept...
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A Forever Family Raising twins on her own hasn't been easy for widowed mom Hannah Douglas. But she's determined to see her family -- and the picnic basket auction she's organizing for the town's centennial celebration -- succeed. Still, there are times she wishes for someone to lean on. To her ...
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Family At Last Nate Lyster and Mia Verbeek are in perfect agreement--letting someone new into your life is much too risky. Mom to four kids, Mia can't let just anyone get close, while wandering cowboy Nate learned young that trusting another means chancing heartbreak. But when a fire turns Mia'...
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Newfound Family Denny Norquest has a plan. Lease a ranch in Hartley Creek and raise cattle. But the baby dropped in his lap changes everything. Soon he's deep in diaper duty--with no end in sight Bookseller Evangeline Arsenau feels compelled to help the handsome single dad care for his little g...
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A Chance For Redemption Widowed attorney Zach Truscott is ready for a fresh start. So he and his beloved daughter head west to the quaint town of Hartley Creek. But instead of a new beginning, Zach comes face-to-face with a woman from the past. With a secret. For Renee Albertson, falling for th...
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An Unlikely Partnership Opening a business isn't a piece of cake -- something Melissa Sweeney discovers when an anonymous benefactor brings her to Bygones, Kansas. She can't fulfill her longtime dream of starting up her own bakery without help. But with his traditional views of work and family...
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Second Chance Season When they fell in love that summer, Jess Schroder never knew the secret Naomi Deacon carried away with her. The boy from a troubled home made it clear he wasn't cut out to be a father. Frightened and with her heart breaking, Naomi moved on. Eight years later, she's back in...
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Local Boy Makes Good After ten years, Garret Beck is back with something to prove-to himself, to Hartley Creek and especially to Larissa Weir's family. Her father was once convinced Garret would never be successful enough. Now he's investing in the local inn and working side by side with Larissa...
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Saving lives is what nurse Shannon Deacon excels at. The fast pace of the emergency room provides a distraction from painful memories of being left at the altar. Until she discovers that her next-door neighbor happens to be her ex-fiancé's brother. Dr. Ben Brouwer feels just as uncomfortable around...
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Hometown Reunion Her high school sweetheart is the last person teacher Hailey Deacon expects to encounter back home in Hartley Creek. Since Dan Morrow closed the door on their future, Hailey's determined to make this a temporary stay. She has an ill grandmother to take care of. But when Dan, now a...
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The Way to a Cowboy's Heart Cody Jameson knows that hiring gourmet chef Vivienne Clayton for the Circle C Ranch has to be a mistake. He once secretly loved her, but she's back in tiny Clayton, Colorado, for just a year. Vivienne wonders how she'll survive in the town she couldn't leave fast enough...
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Home On The Ranch The Rocking K ranch is the only home Carter Beck has ever known. Now, in the wake of family tragedy, he wants to sell it. But how can he do that when his new horse trainer, Emma Minton, sees the ranch as her fresh start? All she wants is a good job and a place to raise her son....
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A Soldier's Vow On leave from the army, Nick Colter heads to a quiet Alberta ranch to fulfill a promise. His buddy left behind a pregnant wife in need of protection and friendship that only Nick can provide. Despite years in combat, he isn't prepared for the battle to earn wary Beth Carruthers's t...
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Daddy In His Heart Rancher Kip Cosgrove promised his dying brother he'd take care of his motherless young twins. So when the boys' estranged aunt shows up on the Cosgrove doorstep with a will and the law on her side, Kip digs in his boot heels. Nicole Williams is wonderful with the boys, but Kip i...
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Reunited With the Rancher Veterinarian Cara Morrison is planning another walk down the aisle with her ex-fiance -- except she isn't the bride and rancher Nicholas Chapman isn't the groom. With their best friends' wedding looming, the last thing maid of honor Cara wants is to rekindle a romance wit...
Jace Scholte used to be the town bad boy, a rebel who thought he had a cause. But when Jace fell for Dodie Westerveld, he changed and became a Christian. Instead of marrying him, though, Dodie ran away without a word, taking his heart with her. Now they're both back in town. But Dodie still won't t...
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The Parent Trap Lily Marstow and Alyssa Cane think they have the perfect plan. After all, helping their single parents fall in love shouldn't be that hard. But Silas Marstow wants nothing to do with the woman who lost track of his child for precious minutes in the aftermath of the High Plains torn...
Wanted: Family (Must Love Dogs) Luke Harris grew up without family. Now, it's all he wants. More so when he and his friendly dog move next door to widowed mom Janie Corbett and her three kids. For the first time, he can imagine hearing the pitter-patter of little feet in his own home. Listening to...
Arrogant Ethan Westerveld could scream that from the barn roof if he wanted. But half the place was now Hannah Kristoferson's. Not that she wanted one inch of the farm that reminded her of the only father she'd ever known--and his heartbreaking betrayal. Yet according to the terms of his will, she ...
Winter Wonders Heather Creek Farm is blanketed in snow an. ice as t e Bart o winter settles over Nebraska, but things are heating up for the Stevenson family. Emily, embarrassed by an innocent mistake, takes up a new hobby that could bring Charlotte and her granddaughter closer together -- if i...
"I Need To Talk To You." Sarah Westerveld had been waiting years to hear those words from her estranged father. But now that he had finally summoned her home at holiday time, his fragile health rendered him unable to speak. What had he wanted to tell her? Sarah's deepest desire was to be forgive...
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Terra Froese has spent most of her adult life bouncing from job to job, man to man, and drink to drink. But when her latest relationship and job simultaneously fall apart, she leaves Seattle for rural Montana to visit her sister, Leslie VandeKeere, to whom she hasn't spoken in over a year. If anyon...
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Leslie Vandekeere thought her big-city career made her life worthwhile, but a move to small-town Montana shows her how big the world really is. Leslie had a good life: a happy family, a great career (even if it did pull her away from her home), and all the energy of urban living. But she finds ...
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SEPARATING THE MEN FROM THE "GUYS"... Living with three brothers has taught me what I don't want in a husband. "Guys" who can only converse about farming, welding and hockey won't cut it. And those who prefer a rodeo to a symphony or dusty jeans to a nice suit are not for me. Unfortunately, my ho...
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From the moment veterinarian David Braun started working at his new office, determined vet tech Tracy Harris caught his eye. The more they worked together, the more he was attracted to her -- and the more she retreated. David knew something was haunting Tracy -- something from her past that made he...
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To: Anne, Meg, Pilar From: Rachel Re: Updates on Mom, baby Gracie and the hunky doc! Well, Mom is making great strides in physical therapy?, and taking care of Gracie is an unexpected joy. Because my adopted little sister was a preemie, she's had lots of checkups...and her green-eyed pediatric...
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A FRESH START... Handsome but restless Rick Ethier had no use for the stuffy family business, but when his grandfather laid an interesting proposition at his door, he found it hard to say no. If Rich could bring a faltering magazine around to profitability within a year, he'd be free to pursue his...
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IN LOVE WITH HER BOSS If Dylan Matheson knew the real reason she had become his secretary, Lisa Sterling suspected his gray eyes would turn to Arctic ice. Always protective of her stepbrother, she now needed to get inside Dylan's company to clear her sibling's name. Lisa thought their relatio...
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A HEART, A HOME...A HUSBAND? All her life, the only place that represented the loving home Melanie Visser always yearned for was a stately, gingerbread Victorian in the town she grew up in. Moving back home, Melanie discovers that her dream house is for sale. And though the long-neglected manor ...
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Uncle-turned-guardian Logan Napier wanted to provide his orphaned twin nieces, Brittany and Bethany, with a stable and loving home. Hiring a summer tutor was part of that plan. But he never expected the spirited and beautiful Sandra Bachman to turn their lives topsy-turvy! When struggling artis...
There had been a time when Kelsey Swain thought a man would come along who would take away her troubles and make her complete. Now she knew better. The struggling single mom could only count on herself -- no matter what dashing Will Dempsey made her want to believe. There were a million reasons...
HEAVEN HELP HER... Cory Luciuk couldn't forget her painful childhood -- or forgive Matthew McKnight for his role in it. Now the man who stood for everything she loathed was back in her life, claiming to hold the key to Cory's future -- and to finding her lost brothers. But even a vast inheritanc...
A PLACE TO BELONG Miriam Spencer had left the "glamorous" New York fashion world to return to the small farming town where she was raised. Perhaps here, if only for a little while, she could find some of the meaning that was missing in her life.... But coming home meant meeting Jake Steele, t...
THE LONG ROAD HOME The swaggering stranger was every warning nurse Caitlin Severn had ever heard, all wrapped up in one handsome, dangerous package. Yet, from the moment she saw his motorcycle crash and his manly strength shatter, something about Simon Steele called to her soul .... She staye...
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JOE BREWER DID NOT BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.... Still, the cowboy's lonely heart skipped a beat at first sight of Rebecca Stevenson. With her warm smile and sky blue eyes, this beautiful stranger was Joe's dream come true. He had to know more about her.... A polished professional, Rebec...
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CLINT FLETCHER WAS BACK... Still handsome and headstrong. He moved into his uncle's old house and took over the local newspaper. Yet nobody knew the true reason he'd returned--to finally claim the woman he loved.... Long ago, Clint had dated Nadine Laidlaw's older sister--but could never resi...
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ONCE IN LOVE For years Amy Danyluk had been the sassy little tomboy from the ranch next door, innocently pledging Paul Henderson her undying love. But Paul had followed his dreams to the city, losing himself in a whirlwind of success. Still, something was missing from Paul's life. Something was...
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THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS No way would Sheryl Kyle trust in men -- or heaven -- again. Her heart had been broken a hundred different ways, her once-sunny soul shadowed by unanswered prayers. Now she hid behind a cynical, citified shell, where neither God nor man could hurt her. And that's whe...
The end of August finds the Howard sisters busy trying new things. Louise's gifted hands check tire gauges, dipsticks and battery cables in addition to coaxing beautiful music from the piano and organ. Alice -- more accustomed to bandages, thermometers and pills -- employs hammers, saws and nails i...
With their first-ever murder mystery weekend at the Grace Chapel Inn, the Howard sisters get the whole town involved but who will solve the case? The month of October brings thrills, chills, and excitement to the good people of Acorn Hill. The Howard sisters are holding their first ever murder my...
The peace of winter is just settling over Acorn Hill when a movie crew arrives to scout locations for an upcoming film. The director wants to use Grace Chapel in the shoot, and the idea of seeing their small town on the big screen pulls the locals out of their winter doldrums and into Hollywood hys...