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Genre: Women's Fiction
A Rendezvous to Remember
World War II to Present.
“My dear Melinda, I hate to see you throw away what may be the love of your life…”
Melinda Thompson knew that her grandmother had always adored Nick. But Grammy’s gone now and Melinda’s on the verge of divorce…
When she comes home to her widowed grandfather, Grandpa Jack hands her a leather-bound journal and invites her to look into some family secrets. Grammy’s voice rings out from the journal, begun when she was in her twenties and living in Nazi-occupied Belgium. Breathlessly, Melinda reads the story of a young woman involved in the Resistance and the British airman whose life she saved. The story of passionate love and a wartime promise. One that saw her grandparents, Esmée and Jack, through World War II. And a marriage of more than sixty years. With the example of her grandparents’ lives, Melinda looks for the courage to believe again. In the love of her life.
What Family Means
To Debra Bradley, marriage is being with the man you’ve always loved—despite the odds. Despite what other people think. And marriage is about family, about protecting your children from a sometimes hostile world.
To her husband, Will Bradley, family is about creating a safe haven. Where it doesn’t matter that one of you is white, the other black. Where it’s never mattered…
All these years later Will and Debra are still in love, still each other’s best friend. They’ve made a good life for themselves and their children. But their daughter, Angie—pregnant and estranged from the husband she loves—has to discover for herself what family means….
A mom for Sasha?
Dutch is a man on his own, trying to raise his children.
Sometimes he gets things right. Sometimes he needs a little help. Sasha Archer doesn’t have a mother, but she’s got one of the best dads around. Now she feels it’s time he had a new woman in his life. And she’s decided it should be Claire Renquist.
She knows that Claire and her mom were best friends growing up—but then something happened and Claire moved away from Dovetail, Maryland. She’s finally come home, trying to make a go of it with her llama farm. So that means Claire needs Sasha’s dad, Dutch—who happens to be the local vet!
But getting over the past seems to be hard for Claire and Dutch. Good thing they have Sasha to bring them together!
Coming Home for Christmas
An anthology from Harlequin™ featuring Geri’s story Navy Joy, a Whidbey Island Novella, featured alongside stories by Lindsay McKenna and Delores Fossen.
Navy Joy by Geri Krotow
Chief Petty Officer Ian Cairne arrives stateside for Christmas with a four-legged friend: his late buddy’s military service dog. Fortunately, the beautiful town vet Wendi Cooper is willing to take this odd couple into her home and her heart.
Christmas Angel by Lindsay McKenna
When Navy SEAL Kyle Anderson gets a call saying Anna Campbell needs him, he doesn’t think twice. On the Montana ranch where they grew up, holiday magic permeates every acre, kindling long-awaited love. But will duty trump desire?
Unexpected Gift by Delores Fossen
Tailed by a camera crew, Air Force Captain Gabe Brenner returns to Texas to deliver a Christmas message to his best friend’s sister Kelly Coburn. But she’s had her own delivery: beautiful baby Noelâ: Gabe’s daughter.
Wounded during a military rescue, Commander Max Ford returns to a naval base on Whidbey Island to recover. And part of his treatment involves working with a therapy dog. Max is surprised to learn that the dog’s owner is Winnie Armstrong, widow of his closest friend. She and Max were close in those months following her husband’s death. But they drifted apart, until that one night two years ago. The night friendship turned to passion…
Now he’s even more shocked to learn that Winnie has been keeping a secret from him. A baby girl. His daughter. It’s even more important he heal so he can be a part of his child’s life—and Winnie’s. Because all the attraction that pulled them together that one night is still there…only stronger.
She saved a baby, but can she save her marriage?
Navy commander and pilot Gwen Brett is shot down in a disastrous mission—and survives six months in terrifying circumstances. She manages to escape with an orphaned baby she rescued and is determined to bring home.
Devastated when she was presumed dead, her ex-husband, Drew, is overjoyed by her survival. He offers Gwen and the baby a place to stay, to recover. Gwen accepts, convinced their love is gone. But almost losing her for good makes Drew realize he wants her back—and Gwen feels the same… However, this rescue might be the hardest one yet!
Home is where the love is—especially at Christmas!
Commander Jonas Scott got through his tough deployment by thinking about his family home on Whidbey Island. The same home his deceased stepmother, Dottie, had promised him. His Navy Homecoming turns sour when he discovers Dottie left his house to a stranger named Serena Delgado.
Serena, an Army widow with a young son, is fixing up her house. But as Christmas approaches and she gets to know Jonas, Dottie’s plan becomes clear. It wasn’t about fixing up the house, it was about fixing up Serena and Jonas!
A quiet, civilian life on Whidbey Island sounded great to Navy lawyer Joy Alexander. But when Navy SEAL-turned-FBI agent Brad Iverson shows up on her doorstep bruised and bleeding, she realizes it’s not so easy to leave the past behind. Even harder to forget are the feelings she once had for Brad.
Brad’s on an undercover operation, one that’s targeting potential terrorists…and unintentionally bringing danger to Joy. They’ll have to work together again, except this time it’s not only justice they’re after–it’s survival. If they make it that far, they won’t waste a second chance at love.
Falling in love is not an order
After a romantic betrayal, naval lieutenant commander Roanna Brandywine doesn’t trust anyone the way she used to. When a chance encounter brings chief warrant officer Miles Mikowski into her life, she’s intrigued. But Ro has spent so long focusing on her career, she resists the attraction.
Miles has had his own share of trauma, but it’s taught him that life is short and he has to go after what’s important to him. Then, unexpectedly, they’re ordered to investigate a sailor’s suicide. They must rely on each other as they discover that his death is not as straightforward as it seems. During their investigation, they acknowledge the chemistry between them, but the real question is whether there’s trust…and maybe even love.