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Chance Developments
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1101871261
Pages: 256
Year: 2016-07-12
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From the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes this splendid collection. Inspired by vintage photographs, these five lyrical stories capture the surprising intersections of love and friendship that alter life's journeys. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection brims with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith. (With black-and-white photographs throughout.) From the Hardcover edition.
The Forever Girl
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307908267
Pages: 288
Year: 2014-02-11
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The author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series now gives us The Forever Girl, a novel about love and following one’s heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us. Amanda and her husband, David, feel fortunate to be raising their son and daughter in the close-knit community of ex-pats on Grand Cayman Island, an idyllic place for children to grow up. Their firstborn, Sally, has always listened to her heart, deciding at age four that she would rather be called Clover and then, a few years later, falling in love with her best friend, James. But the comforting embrace of island life can become claustrophobic for adults, especially when they are faced with difficult situations. At the same time that Clover falls in love with James, Amanda realizes that she has fallen out of love with David . . . and that she is interested in someone else. While Amanda tries to navigate the new path her heart is leading her down, Clover finds, much to her dismay, that James seems to be growing away from her. And when they leave the island for boarding school—James to England and Clover to Scotland—she feels she may have lost him for good. As Clover moves on to university, seldom seeing James but always carrying him in her heart, she finds herself torn between a desire to go forward with her life and the old feelings that she just can’t shed. Through the lives of Clover and James, and Amanda and David, acclaimed storyteller Alexander McCall Smith tells a tale full of love and heartbreak, humor and melancholy, that beautifully demonstrates the myriad ways in which love shapes our lives. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
Love, Unexpectedly
Author: Susan Fox
Publisher: Brava
ISBN: 0758238266
Pages: 314
Year: 2010
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Fox takes readers on a wild train ride where passions flare and identities are mistaken in this emotionally compelling, sexy contemporary romance.
Unexpected Love
Author: Heather Chapman, Mandi Ellsworth, Paula Kremser, Ashtyn Newbold
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462127487
Pages: 256
Year: 2017-03-13
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Around the turn of the century, matches were made for all sorts of reasons--whether to keep a family together or simply to make ends meet. But love has a way of turning up in the most unexpected places! With four historical romance stories in one, this fun anthology will sweep you from the dance floors of aristrocacy to the hearths of country living, leading to love through the most unusual circumstances.
The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1524747548
Pages: 256
Year: 2018-04-10
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From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series comes a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set amid the turmoil of World War II. Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed nearby. When Val rescues a Border Collie named Peter Woodhouse, who is being mistreated by his owner, she realizes the dog would actually be safer with Mike. And so Peter Woodhouse finds a new home on the air force base, and Val finds herself falling in love. Peter Woodhouse becomes Dog First Class, a canine mascot on the base who boldly accompanies the officers on their missions, and Val becomes Mike’s fiancée. But then a disaster jeopardizes the future of them all, and Peter Woodhouse brings Ubi, a German corporal, into their orbit, sparking a friendship that comes with great risk but carries with it the richest of rewards. Infused with Alexander McCall Smith’s renowned charm and warmth, The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse is an uplifting story of love and the power of friendship to bring sworn enemies together.
Unexpected
Author: Aleatha Romig
Publisher: Romig Works LLC
ISBN: 1947189204
Pages: 120
Year: 2018-10-30
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*Paul* What will happen... when Jenn learns the truth that has been brewing deep inside me? ...when she learns my desires have been restrained? ...when containing them is no longer possible? Will she flee when there’s no place to run? Traveling to the isolation of a tropical island, we agree to lay our marriage and our future on the line. It’s the only way to face the demons—my demons—that threaten our life together. For us to make our marriage work, we must break down barriers, reveal the hidden places, and shine light where darkness has taken root. This reprieve from life is meant to be about us, our marriage, and our future. It is...until the unexpected happens... Will our marriage survive? Will we? This suspenseful, steamy stand-alone novella follows Paul and Jenn Masters, characters previously introduced in the novella UNCONVENTIONAL. This quick, spicy story may be read completely on its own or even before UNCONVENTIONAL. If you enjoy a fast and furious, heart-thundering ride that leaves you breathless and perhaps a bit hot and bothered, check out New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig’s THE VAULT novellas: UNCONVENTIONAL and UNEXPECTED. Have you been Aleatha’d? *UNEXPECTED contains the never before seen Prologue of SECRETS, book 1 of WEB of SIN, Aleatha's new dark romance trilogy with an all new anti-hero alpha coming fall of 2018. Keywords: contemporary romance, erotic romance, billionaire romance, billionaire, series, erotic romance series, suspense, romance series, dark romance, hot romance, modern romance, urban romance, wealthy, CEO romance, city romance, sensual romance, something hot to read, sensual romance, edgy romance, fifty shades romance, Roxy Sloane, Roxy Sloane romance, seduction, explicit, seduction romance, the seduction by Roxy Sloane, the seduction free ebook, mystery romance, billionaire romance for adults, billionaire romance books free, contemporary romance free, dark romance, dark romance, erotic books, erotic romance books, romance series, romantic series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, BDSM, BDSM romance, BDSM romance, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, racy, billionaire romance free, sexy, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, wealthy hero, wealthy heroes, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, mystery books, forbidden romance, kidnapping, romance trilogy, thriller trilogy.
Portuguese Irregular Verbs
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307370372
Pages: 128
Year: 2010-04-30
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A deliciously entertaining new series by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency The many fans of Precious Ramotswe will find further cause for celebration in the protagonist of Alexander McCall Smith’s irresistibly funny trilogy, the eminent (if shamefully under-read) philologist Professor Dr. Mortiz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute at Regensburg. Unnaturally tall, hypersensitive to slights, and oblivious to his own frequent gaucheries, von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he knows is due him. Portuguese Irregular Verbs follows the Professor from a busman’s holiday researching old Irish obscenities to a flirtation with a desirable lady dentist. In The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, von Igelfeld practices veterinary medicine without a license, transports relics for a schismatically challenged Coptic prelate and is mobbed by marriage-minded widows on board a Mediterranean cruise ship. In At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, the final novel in the trilogy, we find our hero suffering the slings of academic intrigue as a visiting fellow at Cambridge, and the slings of outrageous fortune in an eventful Columbian adventure. From the Trade Paperback edition.
An Unexpected Home
Author: Bree Kraemer
Publisher: Bree Kraemer
ISBN:
Pages: 240
Year: 2016-07-23
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After a traumatic few years, Leah picks up and moves to the small lake town of Cedarville Ohio. Ready to finally find herself – possibly for the first time – she joins her friends and together they open a new business in town. She never expected to love Cedarville so much nor did she expect her heart to fall for the HOT AS SIN police chief, Brandon. But when someone from her past starts causing problems for her in her new home, she has no choice but to put her trust, and her heart, in Brandon’s hands to keep her and her friends safe.
Love Story
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Loveswept
ISBN: 1101968885
Pages: 208
Year: 2017-02-14
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Over the course of one wild road trip, feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in this charming rom-com—a standalone novel from the author of Blurred Lines and Good Girl. When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart. After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending. Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford series can be read in any order: IRRESISTIBLY YOURS I WISH YOU WERE MINE SOMEONE LIKE YOU I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads: The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY | BROKEN | CRUSHED The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM | JUST RUN WITH IT Praise for Love Story “WARNING: This book will cause unexpected outbursts of laughter and massive amounts of swooning. Prepare your family and friends—you’re about to become obsessed with Reece and Lucy!”—Cassie Mae, author of Pillowtalk “A sweet and satisfying second-chance romance. Reece Sullivan is destined to be your next book boyfriend!”—Delancey Stewart, author of Mr. Big “Love Story is a road trip gone wrong in all the right ways. I fell in love with Lucy and Reece during their journey, and Lauren Layne had me feeling all the right things throughout. Great read!”—A.M. Madden, USA Today bestselling author of Dark Corners “A trip where the journey becomes the destination. Another smash hit!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland “Two star-crossed lovers trapped in a car with sparks flying all over the place. Love Story is another fantastic read by Lauren Layne. What a treat!”—Jamie K. Schmidt, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Inferno Series Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Unexpected Love Story
Author: Natasha Madison
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1986215946
Pages: 262
Year: 2018-03-04
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Crystal I was the strong one, they said, until two words brought me to my knees. It was a secret I didn't share with anyone. A secret that made me promise I'd never fall in love. I no longer wanted that white picket fence of every woman's dreams. Until the unthinkable happened. Gabe I thought I had it all with the best medical practice in the state and the woman of my dreams. I wore a smile on my face every single day. I couldn't wait to watch her walk down the aisle and start our forever, except she never did. My runaway bride made me realize love isn't worth it. What happens when your dreams unexpectedly come true? This is the story of unexpected love.
Trains and Lovers
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307908550
Pages: 192
Year: 2013-06-11
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The rocking motion of the train as it speeds along, the sound of its wheels on the rails . . . There’s something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation, which is just what happens to the four strangers who meet in Trains and Lovers. As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, the four travelers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives. A young, keen-eyed Scotsman recounts how he turned a friendship with a female coworker into a romance by spotting an anachronistic train in an eighteenth-century painting. An Australian woman shares how her parents fell in love and spent their life together running a railroad siding in the remote Australian Outback. A middle-aged American patron of the arts sees two young men saying goodbye in a train station and recalls his own youthful crush on another man. And a young Englishman describes how exiting his train at the wrong station allowed him to meet an intriguing woman whom he impulsively invited to dinner—and into his life. Here is Alexander McCall Smith at his most enchanting, exploring the nature of love—and trains—in a collection of romantic, intertwined stories. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
Right Now Is Perfect: A Romance, an Adventure, the Unexpected Thereafter
Author: Carol Anita Ryan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1935953087
Pages: 224
Year: 2010-11
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This book is for everyone who dreams of finding a soul mate, ditching a job, and sailing off into the sunset-or for those who'd just rather read about it!Carol, a mid-life professional, falls in love with Bill, a charismatic free spirit. When he invites her to realize a lifelong dream of sailing across the Pacific, she heeds the call of romance, throws caution to the wind and leaves her well-established career behind. The story of an imperfect romance on a crowded sailboat unfolds as the four-person crew sails among the beautiful, isolated islands of the South Pacific. French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand are the landfalls you'll discover along the way.But that's not all! The story moves to the west coast of America and Mexico as the two sailors re-adjust to life on land. Will their love affair survive? Just when it seems it might, an unexpected development throws everything into question.
Through the Heart
Author: Kate Morgenroth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101159588
Pages: 320
Year: 2009-12-29
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From the bestselling author of They Did It with Love, a chance meeting ignites romance and results in murder Nora and Timothy have lives that are worlds apart. Nora lives in a small Kansas town, living paycheck to paycheck, working in a coffee shop. Timothy lives in Manhattan, responsible to no one and nothing except managing his family's millions. When these two meet, it seems like the beginning of a fairy tale. Except Nora is not your typical damsel in distress, Timothy does not quite fit the role of a gallant prince, and fairy tales don't include a dead body. As Nora and Timothy take turns telling their sides of the story, the reader is caught in the net of their love, and the chilling murder that results. With big questions of love, fidelity, filial responsibility and the role of fate, Through the Heart is a page-turning love story with a jaw dropping twist readers won't soon forget.
The Wedding Secret
Author: Jeannie Moon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101625635
Pages: 255
Year: 2014-05-20
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Millionaire baseball player Kevin Rossi is quite a catch… Harper Poole’s Harvard MBA and killer instincts have made her a high-powered assistant at a software firm that generates billions. No one would ever guess she’s been keeping a secret: that she isn’t the trust fund baby everyone thinks she is, but was really raised in a trailer park in western Pennsylvania. Harper has a great life and has everything she wants—except love. But a one-night stand at a wedding with the bride’s brother can help take a girl’s mind off anything. Kevin Rossi is a superstar major league catcher who can have any woman he wants. So when Harper discovers she’s pregnant after their one night of passion, she has no intention of making any demands on him. It will just be another secret to keep. But when the two meet again a year later, Harper wrestles with her choice—especially when her heart longs for the father of her baby… Praise for The Temporary Wife: “Debut author Jeannie Moon immerses readers in an emotionally engaging and sexy story of lost love and new beginnings.” —New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross “A sweet, sexy heartfelt debut.” —New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra “A truly sweet romance between two people offered a second chance at true love. Not to be missed!” —National bestselling author Jane Porter Look for Jeannie Moon’s Unexpectedly Yours and The Temporary Wife from InterMix Jeannie Moon is the author of Unexpectedly Yours and The Temporary Wife. She is a school librarian who loves that she has a job which allows her to immerse herself in good books and call it work. A native Long Islander, Jeannie still lives there with her family and a couple of well-behaved dogs and an equally misbehaving cat.
The Unexpected Everything
Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481404547
Pages: 528
Year: 2016-05-03
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When a scandal surrounding her father upsets all her carefully laid plans for her future, Andie must learn to accept a new relationship with her father and to embrace a little chaos in her life.

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