From Glowing Embers

From Glowing Embers

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

Once, Julianna was plain Julie Ann, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who dared to love the son of the town's most powerful family. Gray loved her, too, and married her to give their unborn child a name, but sometimes love isn't enough. Ten years later they meet again. Despite their painful past, both are helpless to deny a love that never died.Former lovers are reunited as a hurricane approaches the island of Oahu.Once, Julianna was plain Julie Ann, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who dared to love the son of the town's most powerful family. Gray loved her, too, and married her to give their unborn child a name, but sometimes love isn't enough. Ten years later they meet again. She is successful, beautiful, and certain that a decade ago he betrayed her, but despite their painful past, both are helpless to deny a love that never died. As secrets are slowly revealed and new and surprising friendships develop with otherrefugees from the storm, the past and present come together in one tumultuous explosion.From Glowing Embers is the first book of a four book series set among four islands in the Pacific. Smoke Screen, Rainbow Fire and Out of the Ashes follow, featuring characters introduced here.
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The Surprise of a Lifetime

The Surprise of a Lifetime

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

Originally published as A Stranger's Son, a classic romance from USA Today bestselling author Emilie Richards about two strangers brought together by a gift neither of them could have imagined...Talented, successful rock musician Devin Fitzgerald is thinking about a change of pace. He never expects to have his whole life upturned when he stops to help a stranded car and discovers the woman inside is in labor. Now, he wants nothing more than to be a father. But first he has to convince Robin Lansing to let him into her life...and her guarded heart.Originally published in 1997
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Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

Lost in a landscape of boiling mud pools and geysers, Paige Duvall wonders if she's finally descended into hell. The land her mother inherited in New Zealand is not the pastoral paradise she hoped for, a place where the worldly young woman hoped to recover from another failed relationship. Instead one wrong step can end her life. Then the devil himself, Maori sheep farmer Adam Tomoana, emerges from the swirling mists to guide her to safety.While she must rely on Adam to guide her home, is it safe to trust this man with her heart? While she is fascinated by their encounter, only Adam knows that it's not their first. Both are battered souls; both need healing, as does Adam's small silent son. But to heal, both must tell the whole truth, and there are secrets in Paige's past, and relationships she can't remember.If Adam reveals them, will he drive her away, or will he win her love forever?
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A Family of Strangers

A Family of Strangers

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

Could a lifetime of memories...be a lifetime of lies?All her life Ryan Gracey watched her perfect older sister from afar. Knowing she could never top Wendy's achievements, she didn't even try. Instead Ryan forged her own path while her family barely seemed to notice.Now Wendy shares two little girls with her perfect husband while Ryan mourns the man she lost after a nearly fatal mistake in judgment. The sisters' choices have taken them in different directions, which is why Ryan is stunned when Wendy calls, begging for her help. There's been a murder—and Wendy believes she'll be wrongfully accused.While Wendy lays low, Ryan moves back to their hometown to care for the nieces she hardly knows. The sleuthing skills she's refined as a true-crime podcaster quickly rise to the surface as she digs for answers with the help of an unexpected ally. Yet the trail of clues Wendy's left behind lead to nothing but questions. Blood may be thicker than water,...
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The Surprise 0f A Lifetime (Anthology: Short Story)

The Surprise 0f A Lifetime (Anthology: Short Story)

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

Two Strangers Brought Together By A Gift Neither Of Them Could Have Imagined...Talented, successful rock musician Devin Fitzgerald is thinking about a change of pace. He never expects to have his whole life upturned when he stops to help a stranded car and discovers the woman inside is in labor. Now, he wants nothing more than to be a father. But first he has to convince Robin Lansing to let him into her life...and her guarded heart.Originally Published: 1997 As 'A Stranger's Son' = Anthology: 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Delivery Room'
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Twice Upon a Time

Twice Upon a Time

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

Mary Kate McKenzie has pledged herself to a life of service, but a knock on the head shatters her rose-colored glasses. She awakens, a stranger in her own mysteriously pregnant body. The starry-eyed young woman, who planned to devote her life to the Eden's Gate religious community, is now a take-no-prisoners dynamo who avoids sentiment and religion. Despite this, or because of it, she manages to capture the attention of the wayward teens she works with in the center's community garden. But when former broadcast journalist Charles Casey arrives to do a newspaper article, his presence begins to unlock memories of someone else's life. Whose? And who is the father of the baby she carries? Mary Kate is determined to find the key to her past, but as the work of the center becomes vital to her, she is faced with a choice. Should she move toward an excitingly different future suddenly offered to her, or will she be happy in the quiet world of Eden's Gate, with the...
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Season of Miracles

Season of Miracles

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

In a classic contemporary romance from bestselling author Emilie Richards, a small town English teacher, certain the boy she loved seventeen years ago has forgotten her, learns that she couldn't be more wrong. The man returns, and he remembers her well.Elise Ramsey has made peace with her quiet life. She's a beloved high school English teacher in Miracle Springs, Florida, where the only genuine miracle is that nothing ever changes. Caring for a self-centered mother, Elise hasn't had time or inclination to change, either. Her one chance to break free came when her teenage lover, Sloane Tyson, begged her to leave town after their high school graduation. When she refused, Sloane never looked back.Now Elise's mother has died and the tie that bound her to the small town is severed. Before she can consider a different future, the past returns. Sloane moves back to town for one year, bringing Clay, the son he's only just discovered. Sloane and Clay need their own miracle, a chance to...
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Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

For Alexis Whitham, Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia seems like the perfect place to escape with Jody, her daughter, and begin a new life free from the escalating abuse of her ex-husband. In their new hideaway she can write, and Jody, an adaptable gifted child, can find friends and grow up in safety.For Matthew Haley, the remote destination is a place to hide, as well. A ranger at Flinders Chase park at the farthest reaches of the island, he can live in solitude and avoid confronting the pain of his past.Then his new American neighbor brings him an injured koala, and Matthew finds that no matter how much he wants to, he can't escape Alexis or her enchanting nine-year-old daughter.But while Matthew may find a way to put his past to rest, Alexis's may yet come back to haunt her.
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Rainbow Fire

Rainbow Fire

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

Over the rainbow to OzIn the dusty Australian outback, a priceless treasure lies under ancient silt stone and sand: opals that gleam with rainbow fire and spark greed and betrayal in the hearts of men.Kelsey Donovan doesn't care about opal. She arrives in Coober Pedy to look for a different treasure, the precious jewels of family and belonging. But when Kelsey finds Jake Donovan, the father she's never known, she is almost too late. Jake is in a coma, hovering between life and death after a mysterious cave-in at the Rainbow Fire mine that he owns with a stranger named Dillon Ward.And who better to benefit from Jake's death than his partner?What can Kelsey do for the father whose love she's always craved except safeguard what belongs to him? She sets out to protect the Rainbow Fire from Dillon himself, and to discover the truth behind her father's accident.Sometimes though, the most precious of treasures isn't found in mines or in...
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The Christmas Wedding Quilt: Let It Snow\You Better Watch Out\Nine Ladies Dancing

The Christmas Wedding Quilt: Let It SnowYou Better Watch OutNine Ladies Dancing

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

A FAMILY'S GIFT When they were young, cousins Ella, Rachel and Jo were always together at their family's lake house. As they grew up, though, they grew apart...until now, as the three must band together to grant a beloved aunt's dying wish: to finish the quilt she began as a gift for her daughter's Christmas wedding. Let It Snow by USA TODAY bestselling author Emilie Richards Searching for vintage quilting fabric, independent Jo is reunited with the man she thought she'd marry--and proves that sometimes the second time's the charm.... You Better Watch Out by Janice Kay Johnson Ella is desperate when the unfinished quilt goes missing in her care. But a cocky lawyer might just help her find it-- and find love. Nine Ladies Dancing by Sarah Mayberry Shy Rachel risks exposing her secret life when she falls for her quilting...
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The Trouble with Joe

The Trouble with Joe

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

A DREAM COME TRUE Samantha Giovanelli and her husband, Joe, had had a charmed romance. They'd gotten married quickly and moved to an idyllic small town. They'd bought a crumbling shack in the middle of nowhere and turned it into a home. In the yard, Joe had built a tree house for the half-dozen kids he knew they'd have. Except that the tree house remained empty. Their home echoed with silence. And Joe started staying at work later and later. So Sam decided it was time to find a new dream. She might never hold her own baby, but she could love a child who needed her desperately--and she knew just the one. But first she had to convince Joe that their dreams of parenthood could come true.
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Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

Recipient of the Romance Writers of America RITA award as well as a rare 5 star review from Romantic Times magazine, Dragonslayer is the story of a minister who has lost his faith in God and a woman who, despite being surrounded by poverty and gang violence, has never lost her faith in humanity or the Corners, the inner city neighborhood where she grew up.
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To the One I Love: That Old Familiar Feeling\An Older Man\Caught by a Cowboy

To the One I Love: That Old Familiar FeelingAn Older ManCaught by a Cowboy

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

"To the One I Love..."The letter appeared mysteriously on the doorstep, and the Colman sisters' fantasies went straight to work. But what mystery man had sent it--and to which sister?USA TODAY bestselling author Emilie Richards introduces oldest sister Lacey, who wonders if the letter is a sign that her long-held dreams of her high school boyfriend are finally going to come true.Reader favorite Allison Leigh introduces youngest sister Marti, who knows that romantic letters aren't sexy Devlin Faulkner's style. But he had told her to expect surprises....And the ever-popular Peggy Moreland presents wild child Deanna, who's sure that letter came from ladies' man Porter Copely. He'll do anything to win her over!
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Men of Midnight Complete Collection

Men of Midnight Complete Collection

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

New to e-book, three classic romances from USA Today bestselling author Emilie Richards...Originally published in 1995Iain Ross's WomanIain Ross has spent his life alone as the laird of a small Highland community. Alone, that is, until he rescues a soaked, half-drowned Billie Harper from an icy loch. Before he knows what's happening, this earthy and utterly irresistible woman has turned his carefully guarded world upside down. Duncan's LadyWhen Duncan Sinclair needs a safe haven for his young daughter, away from the drama invoked by his ex, the small Scottish town of his childhood is a godsend. When he meets Mara MacTavish, he is overcome. The last thing Duncan wanted was to fall for another charismatic woman. But this time may be different...and Mara may be just what he, and his daughter, both need.MacDougall's DarlingFiona Sinclair returns home to face the demons of her past. When Andrew MacDougall offers the shelter of...
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A Mother's Day: Nobody's Child\Baby on the Way\A Daddy for Her Daughters

A Mother's Day: Nobody's ChildBaby on the WayA Daddy for Her Daughters

Emilie Richards

Literature & Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers / Romance

"Nobody's Child" by Emilie RichardsHe had come to a child's rescue, and now Officer Farrell Riley was suddenly sharing parenthood with beautiful Gemma Hancock. Somehow this woman and child had laid a claim on his loner's heart. But would their ready-made family last forever?"Baby on the Way" by Marie FerrarellaSingle and pregnant, Madeline Reed found the perfect husband in the handsome cop who helped bring her infant son into the world. But did his dutiful role in the surprise delivery make J.T.Walker a daddy?"A Daddy for Her Daughters" by Elizabeth BevarlyBachelor Sloan Sullivan thought he understood women, but when confronted with spirited Naomi Carmichael and her brood of girls, he realized he had a lot to learn! Especially if he hoped to win this sexy single mom's heart....
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