becomes friendship…and something more.
Cole Meacham has only been out of prison a couple of weeks after a ten-year term for a murder he didn't commit. A
silent, guarded man, he doesn't know how to start over again now that he's
free. Destitute and alone, he's been sleeping in a park. Then Erin Parrish
offers him a job plus room and board. The woman with the haunted eyes seems to
be the only person on earth who isn't afraid of him. But she clearly has her
own demons, and Cole watches as night after night his new boss and landlord
gets in her vehicle and drives…somewhere. It seems she needs his help as much
as he needs hers. If only he could be that man she can depend on. And love.
Tara Hawkins may be the baby of the
family, but she's ready to prove to her siblings she can make it on her own.
And she's betting everything on the success of her diner. Trucker Morgan Thane
quickly becomes a repeat customer…and a tempting distraction she can't afford.
The energy between them is overwhelming, yet Tara wonders just how she can
trust a man who is hiding so many secrets—a man who's almost out of hope. When
she discovers his heartbreaking reason for being in Haskins Corners, her
feelings for him only grow. And the deeper she falls, the closer Tara comes to
losing her dream and her heart.
While recovering at a remote cabin, Dr.
Simon Walsh stumbles across Cara Amos. Injured and left for dead, Cara is
harboring dark secrets. Yet Simon can't help falling for his mysterious
patient. As her memory returns and her injuries fade under his gentle care, he
vows to help her find her missing daughter.
At The Lemonade Stand shelter, managing
director Lila McDaniels is helping Cara's estranged father, Edward Mantle, bond
with his traumatized granddaughter, Joy. And his feelings extend well beyond
Bringing this family together seems
impossible… Luckily, Christmas is the season of miracles.
There's a burglar on the loose in the
beach town of Wallis Point, and undercover detective Lyndsay Fairfax is
pursuing every lead. Even the one that takes her straight to the brother of
handsome marine veteran John Reilly. John, whose lively restaurant is the heart
of the town, is the first person Lyndsay has connected with since her husband's
death. But she can't tell him who she really is, and she can't let his brother
slide if he's the culprit. Lyndsay has to figure out how to do the right thing
without also losing the man who is so right for her…