Forbidden love brings out a strength she didn’t realize she had—till it’s almost too late. Can Claudia marry a man she doesn’t like just to give her child a name? Or do the unthinkable in 1954 and raise a child on her own? She will have to spend her life denying her love for the baby's father, gadabout, irresponsible Max. Life will be safer with David. She does her best to make the marriage work but David seems determined to undermine their life. Then one day he nnounces he and Max are buying a diamond mine—which means she and Max will be thrust together day after day. Will she be able to deny her love for him? What if he sees the birthmark on his son’s arm and realizes the truth?
Paige Carmichael saw her fiancé murder his business associate. And Stefano knows she saw. She has no choice but to run…but not before ensuring her future by taking a priceless coin and $750K in dirty mob money.
She has read books on how to lose yourself, and creates a new identity in each city--wigs, makeup, personality changes. Even so, Stefano locates her again and again. How can this be happening? Does he have contacts in every town in the world?
She meets an unlikely hero in Christian Charles Beauchamps who's driving a big-rig to save money to open a landscaping business. He takes pity, and helps Paige get out of California…but when she sees him whispering with a bullish man at the motel, she can't help wondering...has he fallen for her as he said, or is he on Stefano's payroll?
In 1979, Ian Merryweather's biggest dream was to be sheriff of a small town. But a disabling wound in Vietnam sidelines him. While he's on the mend, his best friend Chief Baker is murdered, and Ian inherits the job. He feels guilty getting the cherished position this way. But who else will dedicate himself to finding the killer? Especially when the State Police have arrested Baker's son, which means the real killer is on the loose.
And what about Lucy? Ian's had a crush on her for years. But she's about to marry Eric. She deserves so much more than the sly womanizer.
When Mt St Helens roars to life, Ian's happiness and the murder investigation are put on hold while he's forced to use every instinct and talent to save his townspeople from the deluge of searing ash and lava.
The first warning is swift and to the point, but bookstore owners Glenn and Lindsay Reade don’t ‘get it’ until their lives are threatened a second time. All they’ve done is read a young girl’s diary and attempt to locate the owner. Just because the journal describes the girl’s rape and subsequent murder of the rapist is no reason for anyone to want them dead, is it? The book is obviously more than forty years old. Who in the tiny Berkshire town of Paris, Massachusetts could still care? But someone does. And that someone is willing to kidnap and murder to protect their long-buried secret.