Barbara Bretton

1 A Skillet, a Spatula, and a Dream

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Reference  Books  Cookbooks, Food & Wine 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-07-24
Description :  USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton shares forty easy-to-prepare recipes that range from Almost Perfect Pad Thai to Atlantic City Zuppa, from Lake Tung Ting Shrimp to Cape May Clam Chowder with humorous and heartwarming takes on the writer's life peppered throughout.

2 The Day We Met

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2015-10-11
Description :  <i><b>They weren't looking for love . . .&#xa0;</b></i><br /><br />It's 7:08 on the morning of Maggy O'Brien's thirty-fifth birthday and she's driving carpool in her pajamas and bunny slippers. She can't remember the last time she shaved her legs. She's hasn't slept past dawn since her kids were born and one of them is now a teenager.<br /><br />Can life possibly get any worse?&#xa0;<br /><br />The second she sees her sisters waiting impatiently at the foot of her driveway, she knows the answer to that question. Claire and Ellie are staging a makeover intervention and no amount of protest can save Maggy from being cut and colored and waxed to within an inch of her life. And as if that's not enough, they announce she's being banished to Atlantic City for an all-expenses-paid getaway weekend for one.&#xa0;<br /><br />Maggy isn't a sequins-and-stilettos kind of woman. She's a single mom who is more comfortable pushing a shopping cart through Stop &amp; Shop than sipping champagne in the backseat of a stretch limo headed toward Vegas on the Jersey Shore. But even Maggy isn't immune to playing Cinderella for a weekend, even if it only means room service lobster and trying her hand at the penny slots.<br /><br />But when she locks eyes a few hours later with ruggedly handsome police detective Conor Riley, she discovers there's more to Cinderella's story than dancing until midnight.<br /><br />They agree it's just a fling. A weekend of magic with no strings attached. They'd say goodbye on Sunday night and return to their everyday lives with sweet memories and no regrets.<br /><br />But Maggy and Conor are about to discover that maybe some flings are meant to last forever . . .&#xa0;<br /><br />* * *<br /><br /><i><b>What the critics have to say about THE DAY WE MET:</b></i><br /><br />Bretton is a monumental talent who targets her audience with intelligence and inspiration. In her story you'll find no condescension or a stereotypical portrayal of a reluctant heroine forced into situations where she'd rather not be. This author respects her fans and deserves praise for never losing control of her characters just to keep the plot motivated. -- Affaire de Coeur<br /><br />Consistent winner Barbara Bretton returns with a powerhouse novel that is both touching and emotionally intense. Terrific reading! -- Jill M. Smith for Romantic Times - a 4 1/2 Star Romantic Times Top Pick<br /><br />THE DAY WE MET is a beautiful love story . . . an extraordinary novel. Highly Recommended. -- Under the Covers

3 Just Like Heaven

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2018-01-19
Description :  <i><b>Because love can happen anywhere . . . even in New Jersey!</b></i><br /><br />A beautiful morning in early spring. What could possibly go wrong?<br /><br />Just returned from a buying trip in England, Kate French was jet-lagged and exhausted and running on fumes. She was already running late for an appointment but a wave of dizziness forces her to pull into the shopping mall parking lot in search of a quick fix of caffeine and protein.<br /><br />When the pain first hit, she ignored it and continued racing across the parking lot toward the food court. But within moments she realized something was terribly wrong as her wobbly legs gave out and she dropped to the ground. The last thing she remembered as she started to fade away was the guy in the Grateful Dead T-shirt who held her in his arms and promised he'd never let her go.<br /><br />Mark Kerry didn't think of himself as a hero but the story of a Good Samaritan who had saved a woman's life in the parking lot of the Princeton Promenade was attaining the status of suburban legend. Determined to return a stack of documents that had been left behind when the ambulance swept her away, he called in some favors and tracked her down at home one week later.<br /><br />The moment Kate saw him, the world and everyone in it disappeared. She knew his voice, the smell of his skin, the way his hands felt against her skin, the taste of his mouth, everything that mattered. All the things she would ever need to know about him.<br /><br />And then she took another look . . .&#xa0;<br /><br /><b><i>Praise for JUST LIKE HEAVEN</i></b><br /><br />*TOP PICK!* Bretton's lyrical writing enthralls from the first page as she immerses readers in a tale of romance and new beginnings.--Romantic Times<br /><br />Bretton has few peers among contemporary romance novelists when it comes to combining escapist romance with everyday, messy reality. She’ll make you believe that love can happen anywhere ”" or make you grateful that you’ve been fortunate enough to find it. &#xa0;--Susan Scribner, The Romance Reader<br /><br />This one will keep you reading past your bedtime. --Elizabeth Darrach, BellaOnline<br /><br />*STARRED REVIEW* Very few romance writers create characters as well developed and realistic as Bretton's. Her books pull you in and don't let you leave until the last word is read.&#xa0;--Shelley Mosley, Booklist<br /><br />˃˃˃ About the author<br /><br />Barbara Bretton is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels. She has been published in twelve languages in over twenty countries. She currently lives with her husband in central New Jersey.

4 Once Around

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-19
Description :  <i>A USA Today bestseller from award-winning author Barbara Bretton</i><br /><br /><b>Sometimes a woman has to lose everything she ever wanted before she discovers what she really needs.</b><br /><br />All Molly Chamberlain had ever wanted was a home of her own. Children to cherish. A man who would love her and be there for her through good times and bad. Ten years into her marriage she is finally pregnant with their first child, living in a beautiful home in Princeton, New Jersey and eager to embrace the wonderful future she'd always dreamed of.<br /><br />But it takes two to build a future and Molly's husband has his own dreams and they don't include Molly or their baby. When she comes home from a routine prenatal doctor's visit one sunny afternoon she discovers that her soon-to-be-ex has stripped the house to the bare walls, emptied their bank accounts and cancelled the credit cards. Molly is left with nothing but broken dreams and a shattered future . . . and a baby on the way.<br /><br />The last time Rafe Garrick had heard a sound like that was years ago on a Montana mountaintop. Sometimes late at night when the hours lay heavy against his mind he could still hear the wolf, hopelessly caught in a trap, keening in terror and pain.&#xa0;<br /><br />The sound of the woman's anguish rang out in the sweet, still air and he followed that sound to a sun-filled room that held more pain than a human heart could bear. She stood near the window, bent over at the waist, arms wrapped tightly around her middle, back curved in a graceful arc. A cascade of vibrant, sun-streaked auburn hair almost brushed the floor as she sobbed. He wanted to reach out and gather her into his arms and hold her while she cried, the same way he had wanted to ease the wolf's pain, but sometimes a man had to turn away or risk being hurt.<br /><br />And he knew in a moment that he would risk anything to spend one night with her.<br /><br />He wanted everything she had to give, including forever.<br /><br />***<br /><br />Ms. Bretton expertly weaves together second chances and affairs of the heart to form this delightful book. As always, a wonderful reading experience.--Jill M. Smith, ROMANTIC TIMES<br /><br />The sex is steamy, the characters interesting.- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

5 Sleeping Alone

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2017-05-02
Description :  <i><b>An unforgettable story of love and redemption by USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara Bretton</b></i><br /><br />A rundown cottage in a down-on-its-luck town on the storm-battered Jersey Shore. A mid-century rust bucket masquerading as a car. And if she's lucky, a job waiting tables in a diner that's seen better days.&#xa0;<br /><br />Alexandra Curry’s new life doesn't look anything like the life she left behind yet for the first time in years she has the feeling she just might be on her way to happy.<br /><br />John Gallagher has a soft spot for underdogs. Why else would he still be living in Sea Gate, New Jersey? When the blonde goddess with the upper-crust accent walks into the Starlight and asks for a job, he’s tempted to laugh out loud. He knows a princess when he sees one and he’s willing to bet Alexandra Curry has never known a day of hardship in her privileged life.<br /><br />But then he looks into her eyes and sees the vulnerable woman behind the beautiful mask and everything changes in a heartbeat.&#xa0;<br /><br />A woman on the run. A man with a broken heart. A town on the brink of disaster. Can love save them or is it already too late?<br /><br /><b>Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Nominee</b><br /><br /><b>˃˃˃&#xa0;<i>Rave Reviews for&#xa0;<i>Sleeping Alone</i></i></b><br /><br /><i>"Outstanding Barbara Bretton serves up an incredibly moving novel that celebrates the human spirit and the ability to love, adapt and grow. Unforgettable! " - ill M. Smith, Romantic Times</i><br /><br /><i>“A wonderful storyteller! The region of the heart is her territory, and no one travels it better." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips</i>

6 Just Desserts

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-19
Description :  <i><b>Hayley had sworn off bad boys until Finn Rafferty set out to win her heart...&#xa0;</b></i><br /><br />Hayley Maitland Goldstein knew all about how those things worked. First a girl giggled, then she sighed, and the next thing you knew she was in Vegas taking her wedding vows in front of a red-haired Elvis with an overbite. You knew you had made a bad choice when Elvis slipped you his divorce lawyer’s business card while you were still shaking the rice from your hair.&#xa0;<br /><br />But then Finn Rafferty came into her life and everything changed.&#xa0;<br /><br />Hayley should have seen the kiss coming but it surprised her just the same when she realized she was about to be kissed by a man she actually wanted to kiss back.&#xa0;<br /><br />Every now and then life handed you a perfect moment but the secret was figuring out how to make it last.&#xa0;<br /><br /><b><i>Praise for JUST DESSERTS</i></b><br /><br />"Very few romance writers create characters as well developed and realistic as Bretton's. Her books pull you in and don't let you leave until the last word is read.- "”"Booklist (starred review)&#xa0;<br /><br />"Once again Bretton produces a wonderful, heartwarming story full of strong emotion, humor, charming pets, delightful characters and a lovely romance. There's also a poignant secondary romance. The way Bretton brings all this to life and pulls it all together for a satisfactory conclusion are what make her a wonderful storyteller."--Susan Mobley, ROMANTIC TIMES&#xa0;<br /><br />"Good pacing and dialogue make this warm-hearted story one that readers are sure to relish. The romances have both serious and funny elements. If you like light-hearted, feel good, romantic tales, you are sure to enjoy reading JUST DESSERTS." =-Marilyn Heyman, ROMANCE REVIEWS TODAY&#xa0;<br /><br />"There are surprising, funny twists to this story and a lot of touching episodes to pique the emotional side. I found Barbara Bretton's JUST DESSERTS to be highly entertaining, cleverly written and hard to put down. Being a witty and warm read, I recommend JUST DESSERTS and look forward to reading other novels by this author." --Kay Quintin, FRESH FICTION&#xa0;<br /><br />"If you've not ever read Ms. Bretton then you are in for a real treat with Just Desserts." --Sandi, A Romance Review&#xa0;<br /><br />"Just Desserts is a fun, romantic read. I enjoyed it and recommend it for all those who like a great story filled with humor and romance."&#xa0;<br /><br />--Victoria Kennedy, Midwest Book Review&#xa0;<br /><br />"JUST DESSERTS is a warm family drama filled with tender humor . . . Fans will appreciate Barbara Bretton's invasion of South Jersey as everyone receives their JUST DESSERTS." --Harriet Klausner, Genre Go-Round Reviews&#xa0;<br /><br />"Ms. Bretton gives her readers an easy, yet not bland, story with wonderful, vibrant characters and wholly believable situations. You'll want her backlist in your library, if it's not there already." --Amanda Killgore, Huntress' Book Reviews

7 Maybe This Time

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-19
Description :  <i>USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara Bretton brings you a love story you'll never forget.</i><br /><br />They had never stopped loving each other.<br /><br />Six years had passed since Christine walked out on Joe. Six years of wondering why they had been lucky in so many things, but not the one thing that really mattered.<br /><br />But now there she was, back in the big bed they had once shared, in the rambling old house that was going to be their forever home, the place where they would raise their children and spoil their grandkids, dreaming about the ex-husband who still claimed her heart.&#xa0;<br /><br />Too bad he was there too -- with somebody who could give him the one thing she never could: a baby.:Maybe This Time manages to be humorous, heart-rending, touching and romantic all at once. A book guaranteed to give hours of reading pleasure.--Jill M. Smith, Romantic Times &#xa0; 4.5 stars - Romantic Times Top Pick!<br /><br />A moving story about two people struggling to overcome their bitter past together -- and opening themselves to a second chance at love---Booklikes<br /><br />When television news anchor Christine Cannon retreats to the house she co-owns with ex-husband Joe, the last person she expects to run into is Joe, with his 18-year-old wife. And Joe certainly didn't want to run into his newshound ex-wife while trying to keep an old friend's daughter, Marina, safe through a marriage of convenience. Rekindled sparks fly between the lovers as they face the problems that wrecked their marriage, and Joe realizes he needs Christine's help to protect Marina, who turns out to be the daughter of the leader of a war-torn country in Europe, from the press. Christine and Joe must choose between their careers and the safety of the young woman. Barbara Bretton has proven herself to be a consistent writer with a growing following. -- Booklist, Melanie Duncan

8 Laced with Magic

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Paranormal 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-03-13
Description :  Welcome back to Sugar Maple!<br /><br />Knit shop owner and sorcerer's daughter Chloe Hobbs felt the Fates finally got it right when she met Luke MacKenzie. And no one could have convinced her otherwise—including the trolls, selkies, and spirits who also call Sugar Maple, Vermont, home. But then out of nowhere Luke's ex-wife suddenly shows up, claiming to see the spirit of their daughter, Steffie—a daughter Chloe knows nothing about.<br /><br />Steffie's spirit is being held hostage by a certain Fae leader. And if Chloe weaves a spell to free her spirit, her nemesis will also be free—free to destroy her yarn shop and all of Sugar Maple. But if she doesn't, Steffie won't be the only one spending eternity in hell. Chloe'll be joining her, cursed with a broken heart.<br /><br /><b>Starred Review</b>&#xa0;Half-sorceress Chloe Hobbs and policeman Luke MacKenzie, the only humans in the sleepy Vermont town of Sugar Maple, face worldly and unearthly challenges in this sweetly charming sequel to 2008's Casting Spells. When Luke's ex-wife, Karen, shows up in town claiming that their dead daughter is trying to ask them for help, Chloe must deal with smalltown gossip and fix her relationship with Luke while she battles her old Fae enemy, Isadora, over the child's spirit and the future of Sugar Maple. Bretton seamlessly blends a playful world of eccentric and meddling supernatural creatures living in the midst of New England with a warm, natural and romantic story and just a hint of mystery. Scenes in Chloe's yarn shop and helpful knitting tips hold extra appeal for yarn aficionados while never distracting from the plot.&#xa0;<br />Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.<br />&#xa0;

9 We'll Always Have Paris

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-04-11
Description :  <b><i>We'll Always Have Paris</i> by Barbara Bretton</b><br /><br />After twenty-eight years of marriage, Kate and Ryan Donovan called it quits. Two years<br />later at their daughter's wedding, they're seeing each other in a whole new light—the City<br />of Light, where romance beckons around every corner….

10 Spells & Stitches

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Paranormal  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-03-13
Description :  I’m Chloe Hobbs, the half-human/half-magick owner of Sticks &amp; String, the most popular knit shop in New England, where your yarn never tangles, you always, get gauge, and the knitter sitting next to you only comes out after dark<br /><br />I've faced powerful Fae enemies, fought demon snakes, and stared down the fiery flames of eternal hell, but nothing scared me more than meeting Luke's big, 100% human family. Falling in love with a mortal is one thing; finding a way to hide my magick from his family is something else again. When they descend on Sugar Maple en masse to celebrate my pregnancy, it's all I can do to keep magick from breaking out all over.<br /><br />But when Baby Laria decides to arrive early, my best-laid plans go up in smoke. A banished enemy is hell-bent on revenge and might take Luke's family with her if I can't find a way to save us all.<br /><br /><b>STARRED REVIEW –&#xa0;Booklist</b><br />Chloe Hobbs, owner of the renowned knit shop Sticks &amp; Strings, is mayor of Sugar Maple, Vermont. Sugar Maple, not your typical American small town, is home to vampires, selkies, trolls, sprites, werecats, and other shape-shifters. Chloe herself is only half-human, the other half being a direct descendant of the powerful sorceress who led the ancestors of these special citizens to safe haven during the Salem Witch Trials. Chloe and her soulmate, the all-too-human Sheriff Luke MacKenzie, are expecting their first child. Although Chloe has fought the ultimate Evil and stared Death in the face, she’s terrified at the thought of meeting Luke’s sizable family, who don’t know about her pregnancy. However, real danger (one Chloe thought no longer existed) lurks in the shadows, threatening Chloe’s life, as well as those of Luke and their baby. Once again, Bretton has cleverly created a captivating mixture of danger, humor, and adventure. Libraries will want to buy the full run of the wonderful Sugar Maple series (Casting Spells, 2008; Laced with Magic, 2009; Spun by Sorcery, 2010;) –Shelley Mosley, Booklist

11 Spun by Sorcery

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Paranormal  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-03-13
Description :  Welcome back to Sugar Maple!<br /><br />Sugar Maple may look like your postcard-perfect Vermont town but that’s where the similarity ends. Our librarian is a beautiful Norwegian troll. The funeral parlor is run by a family of vampires. The Sugar Maple Inn is owned by Fae while the werewolves keep our hardware store well-stocked. For centuries we have been home to house sprites, witches, selkies, spirits, shapeshifters, and elves.<br /><br />And who could forget Forbes, our lovable Mountain Giant?<br /><br />I’m Chloe Hobbs, the half-human/half-magick owner of Sticks &amp; String, the most popular knit shop in New England, where your yarn never tangles, you always, get gauge, and the knitter sitting next to you only comes out after dark.&#xa0;<br /><br />Now that I'd found my soulmate in 100% human police chief Luke MacKenzie and come into my magick, I thought my life would get easier but I was wrong.<br /><br />The last thing I expected was to lose an entire town! Sugar Maple was gone, taken beyond the mist by my Fae enemies and it's up to me to rescue it or lose my birthright forever.&#xa0;<br /><br />Even the Book of Spells, my lifeline to magick, can't help me now. If I'm going to bring Sugar Maple back, I must return to Salem where my family's story began and face the secrets and centuries-old feuds that threaten the life of the man I love and the town where I belong.<br /><br /><b>*Starred Review*&#xa0;</b>While Chloe Hobbs, a half-human sorceress-in-training who owns the popular yarn shop, Sticks and Strings, and the love of her life, the all-too-human chief of police, Luke MacKenzie, are off fighting the forces of evil to protect his daughter’s soul, the unthinkable happens. The town of Sugar Maple, Vermont, disappears—animals, people, buildings, roads: everything. Not only do Chloe and Luke have to figure out how this could be. They also have to engage in another battle to the death with supernatural forces. And they have to face all of this when they haven’t even begun to recover from the previous clash. The third book, following Casting Spells (2008) and Laced with Magic (2009), in Bretton’s decidedly dark saga of Sugar Maple, a place where vampires, trolls, shapeshifters, and werewolves live in peace, is an exciting conclusion to her very clever trilogy. Readers will be on the edge of their seats as Chloe and Luke risk everything to protect the little town they love. --Shelley Mosley

12 Fire's Lady

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-28
Description :  <i><b>A sizzling historical romance from USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton</b></i><br /><br /><b>When the blood runs hot, the risks are great</b><br /><br />Danger lurks everywhere in the cottage by the sea, fueled by dark secrets and a need for revenge that reaches from beyond the grave and threatens Alexandra Glenn's very life. Is Matthew McKenna her sworn enemy or the only person she can trust?<br /><br />But on a starry night on a desert beach in her enemy's arms, Alexandra's suspicion turns into a fiery passion that not even danger can extinguish.<br /><br />From the golden meadows of Provence to the moonswept beach of East Hampton to the glittering mansions of San Francisco, Alexandra follows her heart to claim her destiny in the arms of the man she loves.<br /><br />˃˃˃&#xa0;<br /><br /><b>Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Nominee</b><br /><br />˃˃˃ About the author<br /><br />Barbara Bretton is the best-selling, award-winning author of over fifty novels. She lives with her husband in central New Jersey.

13 Casting Spells

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Paranormal  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-03-13
Description :  Welcome to Sugar Maple<br /><br />Sugar Maple may look like your postcard-perfect Vermont town but that’s where the similarity ends. Our librarian is a beautiful Norwegian troll. The funeral parlor is run by a family of vampires. The Sugar Maple Inn is owned by Fae while the werewolves keep our hardware store well-stocked. For centuries we have been home to house sprites, witches, selkies, spirits, shapeshifters, and elves.<br /><br />And who could forget Forbes, our lovable Mountain Giant?<br /><br />I’m Chloe Hobbs, the half-human/half-magick owner of Sticks &amp; String, the most popular knit shop in New England, where your yarn never tangles, you always get gauge, and the knitter sitting next to you only comes out after dark. And did I mention that I’m almost thirty, single, and with no prospects in sight? My friends and neighbors have been casting spells to help me find Mr. Right but so far their efforts have been all wrong.<br /><br />Who'd have guessed I'd find my soulmate in Luke MacKenzie, a cop investigating Sugar Maple's very first murder? Bad news is he's 100% human which could spell disaster for a normal future with a paranormal woman like me--in love, in danger, and in way over my head.<br /><br /><b>Romantic Times Book Club – 4.5 stars – TOP PICK</b><br />Bretton launches her new series of magic and murder with an enchanting, lyrical masterpiece that should make its way to the bestseller list in no time. Brilliantly weaving the town of Sugar Maple with that of its inhabitants into one living, breathing entity, this novel captivates readers from the first page. With vibrant, multidimensional characters, including the town itself, Bretton pens a memorable romance that combines knitting, love, magic, and self-discovery.<br /><br /><b>Publishers Weekly</b><br />Tongue-in-cheek humor lifts this weird but fun hybrid, part knitting cozy, part paranormal romance, from romance veteran Bretton (Just Desserts). After a classy female tourist drowns mysteriously in an icy lake in remote Sugar Maple, Vt., the Montpelier authorities ask Boston homicide cop Luke MacKenzie to investigate. As Sugar Maple's temporary police chief, Luke soon notices the village's odd ambience. Originally a haven for witches who fled the Salem witchcraft trials three centuries earlier, Sugar Maple is now home to witches, vampires, fairies and trolls. Luke is also attracted to Chloe Hobbs, the half-human owner of the knitting shop Sticks &amp; Strings, who must find Mr. Right if she's to preserve the spell that sustains the town's unusual residents. As sparks literally fly between the two, Chloe's "magickal" side stirs into life. Bretton charmingly depicts how love empowers Chloe and awakens Luke to some major surprises.

14 The PAX Collection - 4 Novels of Romance and Adventure

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-01-16
Description :  With PAX, the password is danger<br /><br /> <i>4 full-length novels – over 800 pages for one low price</i><br /><br /> <i>Playing for Time - </i>For Ryder and Joanna, falling in love is easy. Staying alive is another story.<br /> <i></i><br /> <i>Honeymoon Hotel - </i>Between them, Maggie and John own 317 bedrooms in the honeymoon paradise called the Pocono Mountains. So why can't they find a room to call their own?<br /> <i></i><br /> <i>A Fine Madness - </i>Not even PAX figured on Max and Kelly falling in love -- or falling deeper into danger that could bring the world to its knees.<br /> <i></i><br /> <i>All We Know of Heaven - </i>Flynn and Jack’s love was forged in fire the day she married another man.<br /><br /> PAX: Share the adventure!

15 Charmed

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Paranormal  Books  Romance 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2018-03-13
Description :  Can you keep a secret?<br /><br />Growing up in Sugar Maple, Vermont, knit shop owner and sorceress-in-training Chloe Hobbs learned to keep a secret before she learned to tie her shoes. When your town is home to werewolves, vampires, trolls, sprites, and everything else the real world is told doesn't exist, you learn quickly how to hide in plain sight.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />And now she's keeping the happiest secret of her life: she and 100% human chief of police Luke MacKenzie are going to have a baby.&#xa0;<br /><br />But when a quiet young knitter at an afternoon workshop blurts out a warning about Chloe's unborn baby girl, Chloe and her magickal friends quickly discover just how hard it is to keep the biggest secret of them all.<br /><br />Praise for USA Today best-selling author Barbara Bretton<br /><br />"Bretton seamlessly blends a playful world of eccentric and meddling supernatural creatures." Publishers Weekly (starred review)<br /><br />"Bretton spins an imaginative and charming tale." Booklist (starred review)<br /><br />"Bretton has created a paranormal series that is both engaging and timely; for those who like their fantasy with a down-home flair." Library Journal<br />&#xa0;

16 Where or When - A Pearl Harbor Romance

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2015-11-18
Description :  She was everything he'd ever wanted . . .<br /><br />He was everything she'd dreamed of.<br /><br />It is 1941 and Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu is as close to paradise as you're likely to get. Golden sunshine, sweet ocean breezes, secluded beaches made for romance.&#xa0;<br /><br />Pearl is a dream come true for Rick Byrne. A poor kid from the south side of Chicago, Rick joined the navy to see the world -- and maybe one day own a piece of it. When the chance to drive for Admiral Forrester falls into his lap, he grabs for the brass ring even if it means squiring the admiral's spoiled and beautiful daughter all around Honolulu.<br /><br />Eden Forrester dislikes the brash young sailor on sight. For five weeks now she has been forced to rely on her father's underlings to drive her around town while she waits for her broken leg to mend. A first-class flirt, she is accustomed to getting her own way with men of all ages, but her new driver seems immune to her charms . . . until one magical moment on a moonswept beach when the future is theirs for the taking.<br /><br />But the world around them is growing more dangerous every day and on a beautiful Sunday morning in December, not even Paradise can save them from their destiny.

17 Entangled: The Homecoming

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Paranormal 
Release Date :  2018-06-15
Description :  When two hikers go missing during a snowstorm, Sugar Maple is suddenly thrust into the spotlight. If Luke and his squad of magickal deputies can’t locate the hikers ASAP, Sugar Maple will be Ground Zero for every news organization in the country.<br /><br />And it couldn’t be happening at a worse time. Rohesia and the Old World magicks are making the transition to the earthly dimension and it isn’t going smoothly. Hiding in plain sight had never been more dangerous.<br /><br />Hungry news crews are poised to overrun Sugar Maple as the search for the missing hikers intensifies.<br /><br />They’re looking for the next big story but little do they know the story they uncover just might be the biggest story of the century.

18 Operation: Husband

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Suspense 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-03-15
Description :  From USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton<br /><br />The moment Martie Wilde met Trask Benedict, she knew her safe, quiet life would never be the same. Everything about him screams danger and for the first time, she’s ready to play with fire. Martie has never known love before, but she realizes that the attraction between them runs deeper than the wild passion they find in each other’s arms.&#xa0;<br /><br />Trask’s defenses fall the moment his lips touch hers. He has spent his life on the wrong side of love, never believing that kind of happiness is possible for him. One look at her innocent face and he knows what he’s found with her will last forever.<br /><br />But ten days later, forever comes to an end when Trask is killed in a tragic accident..<br /><br />Or was he?<br /><br />Years later, on the eve of her wedding to a man she doesn’t love, Martie finds herself drawn to a stranger who awakens feelings she’d believed buried along with her dreams of a future with Trask. He doesn’t look like the man she’d loved and lost but her heart is telling her that the impossible might not be impossible after all.<br /><br /><b>Romantic Times Top Pick</b><br /><br />In OPERATION: HUSBAND, storyteller extraordinaire Barbara Bretton weaves a tale rich in romance and adventure, certain to thrill your heart.<br />--Debbie Richardson,&#xa0;Romantic Times

19 A Soft Place to Fall

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-16
Description :  Another USA Today bestselling title from Barbara Bretton<br /><br />Welcome to Shelter Rock Cove<br /><br />The first time they met, his dog trashed her car.<br /><br />The second time they met, she set fire to her bathroom.<br /><br />The third time they met, they fell in love.<br /><br />Annie Galloway isn't looking to fall in love again. Sam Butler doesn't want a home and family of his own.<br /><br />Too bad fate has other plans . .<br /><br />˃˃˃ A USA Today bestseller start to the series<br /><br />Don't miss Girls of Summer - Book 2 in the Shelter Rock Cove series.<br /><br />˃˃˃ Booklist<br /><br />It's been two years since Annie Galloway's husband died, and she is finally putting her life back together, even though she stays in Shelter Rock Cove, Maine. Annie has never lived anywhere else, and her life is tied to the small community, which is a blessing and a curse. Her mother-in-law took her in at sixteen when her parents died, and she feels grateful for her love, but her husband was not the saint that everyone thinks he was. When she meets Sam Butler, a Manhattan investment broker hiding out in the small town and reevaluating his life, they instantly connect, but some townspeople are suspicious of the newcomer and his relationship with Annie. Sam and Annie do keep secrets from each other, hoping to keep their newfound love separate from the past, but prying neighbors may tear them apart. Once again Bretton creates a tender love story about two people who, when they find something special, will go to any length to keep it. Patty Engelmann<br /><br />Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reservedPut copy here to support the headline above it.

20 Operation: Baby

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Romance  Books  Contemporary 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-03-15
Description :  From USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton<br /><br />What do you say to a naked Scotsman?&#xa0;<br /><br />It’s not like Samantha Wilde has never seen a naked man before, even if it has been a long time between sightings. But the last thing she expected when she boarded the two-seater plane was to find a tall, dark, and naked pilot changing his clothes.<br /><br />Sam needs a ride to the isolated town of Loch Glenraven where she intends to beard the elusive sculptor Duncan Stewart in his den. Little does she know that the surly, but wildly sexy, Scot at the controls is none other than Stewart himself.<br /><br />The future of Wilde and Daughters Jewelry rests on her shoulders and she is determined to sign the famed sculptor to an exclusive deal that will, even if it means flying off into a storm with a total stranger she’d happened to see naked.<br /><br />But fate has other plans. An unexpected crash landing in a rocky stream turns into a romantic encounter that will change the course of their lives.&#xa0;<br /><br />Three months later at the Happy Chapel of Wedded Bliss in Las Vegas, Duncan and Sam (and their unborn baby) say the words that turn two strangers into a family.<br /><br />They know each other’s bodies, but will they ever know each other’s hearts?<br /><br /><b>4 Star Review</b><br />A jewelry design executive in Scotland searching for an elusive artist gets stranded overnight with a handsome pilot she later discovers is the man she's looking for. Three months later, he shows up in her country just in time to join her in OPERATION: BABY. Talented Barbara Bretton once again gives readers thoroughly enticing characters certain to entertain.<br />--Romantic Times

21 Untamed Hearts - 3-Book Historical Collection

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-28
Description :  <b>Three sizzling historical romances from USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton</b><br /><br /><b>Fire’s Lady</b>&#xa0;- When the blood runs hot, the risks are great.&#xa0;<br /><br />Danger lurks everywhere in the cottage by the sea, fueled by dark secrets and a need for revenge that reaches from beyond the grave and threatens Alexandra's very life. Is Matthew McKenna her sworn enemy or the only person she can trust?<br /><br /><b>Midnight Lover</b>&#xa0;- Sworn enemies by day . . . passionate lovers by night<br /><br />The cowboy moved so quickly Caroline didn't have time to think, much less react. One moment he was standing there looking at her across the blazing hot Nevada street, the next moment, she was in his arms. “Welcome to Silver Spur,” Jesse Reardon said.<br /><br />And then he kissed her.<br /><br /><b>The Reluctant Bride</b>&#xa0;- Molly Hughes will do anything to save the Pemberton Arms -- even marry the man who's trying to steal it away.<br /><br />The last thing Englishman Nicholas St. George wanted was a rundown seaside hotel in America. But when his stepfather dies, Nicolas finds out he has inherited more than a ramshackle establishment by the sea: he is now the guardian of the child who calls the Pemberton Arms home.<br /><br />Except she isn’t a child at all. She’s a beautiful young woman of wit and fire who is willing to fight for her home, even if that means tossing her lot in with the enemy from the other side of the ocean: Nicholas!&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;

22 Shore Lights

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-03-05
Description :  There's nothing more dangerous to a woman's heart than a man who is single, loves his kid, and doesn't kiss and tell . . .<br /><br />The first book in USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara Bretton's acclaimed Paradise Point series<br /><br />Maddy Bainbridge left her Jersey Shore home town right after high school, determined to put as many miles as possible between herself and her many meddling relatives.&#xa0;<br /><br />Now she's back in Paradise Point -- an unemployed single mother whose only option is to accept her mother Rose's offer of a job and a place to live.&#xa0;<br /><br />But it doesn't take Maddy long to discover that the things about your mother that made you crazy at 17 make you even crazier at 32. Rose's critical comments bring out Maddy's inner teenager and by the beginning of December, the end is in sight. Maddy would stay there at the Candlelight Inn, her mother's popular B&amp;B, through Christmas for her daughter Hannah's sake, but once the New Year rolled around, she'd be out of there.<br /><br />And then fate, in the form of an online auction battle over a Russian samovar that looks like Aladdin's lamp, brings home-town hero Aidan O'Malley into her life and suddenly Maddy begins to believe anything is possible.&#xa0;<br /><br />A child's dreams, an old woman's memories, the joys and heartaches that come with being part of a family, the thrill of new love and the deep comfort of love that stood the test of time -- it all comes together that one special holiday season when even the most battered hearts open just wide enough to let a miracle or two slip through.&#xa0;<br /><br /><b>Home: it's where your story starts.&#xa0;</b><br /><br />˃˃˃Maddy's story continues in Chances Are, Book 2 in the Paradise Point series.<br /><br />USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton has been hailed as a "monumental talent" (Affaire de Coeur) and now she delves deeply into the mysteries of family and shows us that even the most independent woman is still a daughter at heart.&#xa0;<br /><br />SHORE LIGHTS is an absolute wonder of creative writing that comes right from Barbara Bretton's heart into the reader's. It flows with realism and features characters that are so well drawn that you may recognize the same personalities in people you know - "A Perfect Ten" --Carol Carter, Romance Reviews Today<br /><br />Filled with exceptional, multi-dimensional characters and a real-life, easy to believe storyline, you can't go wrong with SHORE LIGHTS. --Thea Candee, The Romance Readers Connection<br /><br />Exploring relationships and the drama of human emotions are specialties of Barbara Bretton, and once again she delivers. --Jill M. Smith, Romantic Times

23 The Bride Came C.O.D.

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-16
Description :  <i><b>A heartwarming love story from USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton</b></i><br /><br /><b>Marrying a man she didn't know wasn't the craziest thing Lexi Marsden had ever heard of.</b><br /><br />Jumping out of airplanes was crazy. Swimming with sharks was crazy. Running with the bulls, eating goldfish, and walking through Central Park at midnight were all crazy. People did crazy things every day of the week and lived to tell the tale. Why should she be any different? Six months from now, this marriage-of-convenience would be over and she would have fulfilled her father’s last wishes.<br /><br /><b>Kiel Brown needed a wife.</b>&#xa0;<br /><br />His little girl hadn't been back with him a week before he discovered that an I.Q. of 175 and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics were no help when it came to caring for a child in the middle of the wilderness called Nowhere, Alaska. He struggled with Sesame Street by day and nuclear fusion by night and slept one hour out of every twenty-four.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />Actually, he needed a great housekeeper, but the powers-that-be at PAX, the super-secret spy organization he worked for, had other ideas. A wife would keep the small town gossips at bay long enough for Kiel to figure out a way to save the world…

24 At Last

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-16
Description :  <b>He was her anchor. She was his home.&#xa0;</b><br /><br /><i>The </i><i>idle</i><i> Point, Maine Stories - Book 1</i><br /><br />Gracie Taylor fell in love with Noah Chase on the first day of kindergarten. Gracie was the girl from the wrong side of town. Noah was the town's golden boy. Their families had been at loggerheads since the death of Gracie's mother years ago and as they grew up, they had to risk everything to be together.&#xa0;<br /><br />But it was worth it, because when they were together, nothing else mattered.&#xa0;<br /><br />Then, on their wedding day, Gracie discovered a secret that sent her running from Idle Point, leaving Noah with a broken heart to match her own.&#xa0;<br /><br />Now, eight years later, Gracie returns to Maine for her father's wedding. When she discovers Noah has come home to Idle Point to save the family business (and that he has a little daughter named Sophie) Gracie also discovers that nothing has changed. Their love for each other is stronger than ever, but the secrets that drove them apart still hold the power to ruin their lives.&#xa0;<br /><br />Will past mistakes destroy their love or will they finally find happiness together... at last?&#xa0;<br /><br />˃˃˃ See what the critics have to say<br /><br />4.5 stars - Romantic Times Top Pick<br /><br />4 stars - The Romance Reader<br /><br />"Very few romance writers create characters as well developed and realistic as Bretton's. Her books pull you in and don't let you leave until the last word is read." ~Booklist (starred review)&#xa0;<br /><br />"...a richly textured book"~ All About Romance&#xa0;<br /><br />"...an emotional contemporary tale that hits the guts and heart with force." ~Painted Rock&#xa0;<br /><br />"A beautifully crafted variation on the plot of Romeo and Juliet that transforms tragedy into romance." ~ Booklist&#xa0;<br /><br />˃˃˃ Don't miss Idle Point, Maine Stories - Book 2<br /><br />Someone Like You is available now.<br /><br />˃˃˃ About the Author<br /><br />Barbara Bretton is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 books. Her novels have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and have been translated into twelve languages in over twenty countries. She lives with her husband in central New Jersey.

25 Daddy's Girl

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-16
Description :  <b>Another heartwarming romance from USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton&#xa0;</b><br /><br />Hunter Phillips didn’t think of himself as a family guy . . . at least not until his newborn niece Daisy came into his life. If you’d told him last year that his life would revolve around diapers and formula, he would have laughed out loud. But eight months into instant fatherhood, he knew better.&#xa0;<br /><br />When it came to babies, Jeannie Ross was an expert. A professional baby wrangler, Jeannie knew how to coax coos from the crankiest little performer. And she also knew how to keep from falling in love with her adorable clients.<br /><br />At least she did until Hunter and Daisy came into her life and captured her heart.<br /><br />A bachelor father in over his head. A woman with a broken heart. And a baby who deserves a family of her own.&#xa0;<br /><br />Can Hunter and Jeannie turn their whirlwind wedding into a real marriage or are they doomed to failure the moment they say&#xa0;I do?

26 Her Bad Boy Billionaire Lover

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-03-13
Description :  He was the renegade lover of her deepest fantasies<br /><br />Megan McLean had never seen a man like Jake Lockwood before. Everything about the tall, dark Aussie stranger screamed danger from his chestnut hair streaked by the sun to his powerful shoulders and the wickedly sensual grin that made her bones melt.&#xa0;<br /><br />He was her dark knight in shining armor, the renegade lover of her deepest fantasies, and he wanted only her.<br /><br />His dreams were as wild and unbridled as his lovemaking, and every bit as seductive. "One day we'll sail around the world," he promised her, just the two of them, naked beneath a blanket of stars.<br /><br />One month later they were married.&#xa0;<br /><br />And one year later they were divorced.<br /><br />Megan went back to her world and Jake went back to his, both determined to put their failed marriage behind them and get on with their lives.<br /><br />Except for one small thing.<br /><br />Now, six years later, Jake Lockwood is back in her life and about to discover he's the father of her child . . .

27 Midnight Lover

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-28
Description :  <b><i>Sworn enemies by day . . . passionate lovers by night</i></b><br /><br />The cowboy moved so quickly Caroline didn't have time to think, much less react. One moment he was standing there looking at her across the blazing hot Nevada street, the next moment, she was in his arms.<br /><br />Her protests were stopped as he bent his head toward her. A complete stranger, a cowboy she'd met just moments ago when she stepped off the dusty stagecoach was actually going to put his mouth on hers and kiss her. Things like this never happened in Boston!<br /><br />Just before she thought she would certainly swoon from the heat and the breathlessness and the shocking thrill of anticipation, the sound of gunshots pierced the fog she was in and a bullet whizzed past her left ear.<br /><br />The cowboy swooped her up into his arms then dropped to the ground and rolled with her under the stagecoach. Her heavy skirts rode up over her thighs and she struggled to pull them down before he got a glimpse of her lacy pantalettes but it was no use. He had her pinned with his body and the way they fit together was shameful. His chest was pressed so close to her that she was certain he could feel the outline of her breasts through her blue dress. His hipbones jutted against the slight soft curve of her stomach and she dared not imagine the cause of the powerful heat pressing against her belly.<br /><br />He took full advantage of the situation and positioned himself between her legs and she hated herself for noticing just how handsome he really was. She'd never felt more vulnerable”"or more alive”"in her entire life.<br /><br />"You needn't look so pleased," she hissed as another round of gunfire ricocheted off the stagecoach above them. "I don't know how any decent person can live in such a terrible, lawless place like”"" She fumbled for words as he brought his mouth closer to hers.<br /><br />"Welcome to Silver Spur," Jesse Reardon said.<br /><br />And then he kissed her.<br /><br />--------<br /><br /><i><b>˃˃˃ Rave reviews for&#xa0;Midnight Lover</b></i><br /><br />“This spunky, highly entertaining tale sparkles with rapid-fire repartee, colorful anecdotes, and humor. Barbara Bretton demonstrates a gift for giving readers an unforgettable one-night read that’s guaranteed to lift their spirits and warm their hearts. . . The story has a unique plot, and the light, humorous touches and well-drawn characters will delight romance readers.” -<b>Romantic Times</b><br /><br />“A thoroughly enjoyable, boisterous tale of romance amidst a rough and tough mining town. Ms. Bretton is at her best with this latest offering." -<b>Barbra Critiques Ltd.</b><br /><br />˃˃˃ Audiobook available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes

28 The Reluctant Bride

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-28
Description :  <b><i>Another exciting historical romance from USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton&#xa0;</i></b><br /><br /><b>Molly Hughes will do anything to save the Pemberton Arms . . .</b><br /><br /><b>Even marry the man who's trying to steal it away.</b><br /><br />The last thing Englishman Nicholas St. George wanted was a rundown seaside hotel in America. But when his stepfather Jonathan dies, Nicolas finds out he has inherited more than a ramshackle establishment by the sea: he is now the guardian of the child who calls the Pemberton Arms home.<br /><br />Except she isn’t a child at all. She’s a beautiful young woman of wit and fire who is willing to fight for her home, even if that means tossing her lot in with the enemy from the other side of the ocean: Nicholas!

29 Now and Forever - The Complete Crosse Harbor Time Travel Trilogy

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Paranormal  Books  Romance 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2018-01-22
Description :  <b><i>Praise for Barbara Bretton's Crosse Harbor Time Travel trilogy</i></b><br /><br />"...a marvelous world where love is timeless and dreams come true."<br /><br />--<i><b>Romantic Times</b></i><br /><br />"Bretton targets her audience with intelligence and inspiration."<br /><br />-<b><i>-Affaire de Coeur</i></b><br /><br />Three modern Jersey girls, with one incredible shared destiny, played out against the backdrop of the American Revolution and a nation’s struggle to be born.<br /><br /><b><i>SOMEWHERE IN TIME</i></b><br /><br />Emilie dreamed of a love that would last forever.<br /><br />Who knew she'd have to sail across two centuries to find it in the arms of her ex-husband Zane?<br /><br /><b><i>TOMORROW &amp; ALWAYS</i></b><br /><br />Shannon was an independent 20th-century woman.<br /><br />Andrew was a Revolutionary War patriot.<br /><br />Their paths should never have crossed but fate had other plans.<br /><br /><b><i>DESTINY'S CHILD</i></b><br /><br />Dakota was an unemployed, wisecracking psychic librarian<br /><br />Patrick Devane was a hard-headed spy with a six-year-old daughter who heard voices.<br /><br />A match made in heaven? Don't be so sure.

30 The Princess and The Billionaire

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-03-11
Description :  A match made in heaven? It's only a matter of time . . .&#xa0;<br /><br />Billionaire Lovers - Book 1<br /><br />A runaway princess looking to start a new life in New York City&#xa0;<br /><br />A golden boy billionaire who likes his life just the way it is&#xa0;<br /><br />She grew up in a castle high in the French Alps&#xa0;<br /><br />He was born in Queens&#xa0;<br /><br />She cut her teeth on caviar and champagne&#xa0;<br /><br />He loves Big Macs and supersized fries&#xa0;<br /><br />From the snow-covered Alps to the noisy streets of Manhattan to the ramshackle cottage in the Pennsylvania Poconos, Isabelle and Daniel fight their attraction to each other every step of the way.&#xa0;<br /><br />Excerpt<br /><br />It suddenly hit Bronson that she wasn’t half as smart or sophisticated as she wanted him to believe. Isabelle was a nineteen-going-on-twenty-year-old girl with a bad case of the hots for a guy who wasn’t good enough to kiss her Jimmy Choos. He’d overheard the servants talking about the little princess and Malraux’s son, and it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what it was all about.&#xa0;<br /><br />Just because he was too jaded to believe in happily-ever-after was no reason to deny the girl her dreams. She’d learn soon enough that life didn’t always work out according to plan, not even for princesses with eyes dark as night.&#xa0;<br /><br />But still there was something about her that called out to him. Something that went beyond the allure of her cascade of dark curls or the sweet curves of her body and touched at the most primitive part of his soul. She shifted in her seat, brushing away a lock of hair with an elegant, artless gesture and for a moment, Bronson knew exactly how she would feel in his arms. She was too young, too spoiled, too much trouble for a man as practical and pig-headed as he was, but still...<br /><br />I’m not laughing at you, princess, he thought as he met her eyes. I’m just wondering why I couldn’t have been first.<br /><br />The reviews are in<br /><br />"Glamour, intrigue, and action ... a regal roller coaster of a romance."&#xa0;<br /><br />--Nora Roberts&#xa0;<br /><br />"This nicely plotted sizzler takes readers on an energetic romp through the world of the privileged class"&#xa0;<br /><br />--Publishers Weekly&#xa0;<br /><br />"A stunning, powerful, and enjoyable novel."&#xa0;<br /><br />--Affaire de Coeur

31 Home Front Box Collection

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-06-04
Description :  <i><b>Before they became The Greatest Generation, they were young men and women in love . . .</b></i><br /><br />Three heartwarming romances from USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton<br /><br /><b><i>Where or When</i></b><br /><br />It is 1941 and Pearl Harbor is a dream come true for Rick Byrne. A poor kid from the south side of Chicago, Rick joined the navy to see the world -- and &#xa0;one day own a piece of it. When the chance to drive for Admiral Forrester falls into his lap, he grabs for the brass ring even if it means squiring the admiral's spoiled daughter.<br /><br />Eden Forrester dislikes the young sailor on sight. For weeks &#xa0;she has been forced to rely on her father's underlings to drive her around town while she waits for her broken leg to mend. Eden is accustomed to getting her own way with men, but her new driver seems immune to her charms until one magical moment on a moon swept beach when the future is theirs for the taking.<br /><br />But the world around them grows more dangerous every day and on a beautiful Sunday morning in December, not even Paradise can save them from their destiny . . .<br /><br /><b><i>Sentimental Journey</i></b><br /><br />It's June 1943. From New York to California, families gather to send their sons and husbands, friends and lovers off to war. The attack on Pearl Harbor seems a long time ago as America begins to understand that their boys won't be home anytime soon.<br /><br />In Forest Hills, New York City, twenty-year-old Catherine Wilson knows all about waiting. She's been in love with boy-next-door Doug Weaver since childhood, and if the war hadn't started when it did, she would be married and maybe starting a family, not sitting at the window of her girlhood bedroom, waiting for her life to begin.<br /><br />But then a telegram from the War Department arrives, shattering her dreams of a life like the one her mother treasures.<br /><br />Weeks drift into months as she struggles to find her way. An exchange of letters with Johnny Danza, a young soldier in her father's platoon, starts off as a patriotic gesture, but soon becomes a long-distance friendship that grows more important to her with every day that passes.<br /><br />The last thing Catherine expects is to open her front door on Christmas Eve to find Johnny lying unconscious on the Wilsons' welcome mat with a heart filled with new dreams that are hers for the taking.<br /><br /><b><i>A Desert Island Keeper - All About Romance</i></b><br /><br /><b><i>Harlequin Award of Excellence</i></b><br /><br /><b><i>4.5 stars - RT Top Pick!</i></b><br /><br /><b><i>Stranger in Paradise</i></b><br /><br />It's 1953 and London is throwing the party of the century.<br /><br />Even though the ravages of World War II are still visible throughout the kingdom, the world is gathering on the Mall to celebrate the coronation of England's beautiful young queen.<br /><br />For almost ten years, journalist Mac Weaver has been far from his New York home. America has changed since the war ended and he wonders if there's still a place for him in the land of backyard barbecues and a new Ford in every driveway.<br /><br />However, a chance encounter with beautiful English reporter Jane Townsend is about to change his life forever.<br /><br />As the new monarch waves from the window of her fairy-tale glass coach, a homesick Yank and a lonely Brit fall in love.<br /><br />One week later, Mr. and Mrs. Mac Weaver board the Queen Mary for New York and a guaranteed happily ever after future in the land where dreams come true.<br /><br />But there are dark shadows on the horizon that threaten Mac and Jane's happiness and family scandals that just might tear them apart . . .<br /><br /><b><i>A Desert Island Keeper - All About Romance</i></b>

32 The Sugar Maple Chronicles

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Romance  Paranormal 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2018-03-12
Description :  Welcome to Sugar Maple . . .&#xa0;<br /><br />Sugar Maple may look like your postcard-perfect Vermont town but that’s where the similarity ends. Our librarian is a beautiful Norwegian troll. The funeral parlor is run by a family of vampires. The Sugar Maple Inn is owned by Fae while the werewolves keep our hardware store well-stocked. For centuries we have been home to house sprites, witches, selkies, spirits, shapeshifters, and elves.<br /><br />I’m Chloe Hobbs, the half-human/half-magick owner of Sticks &amp; String, the most popular knit shop in New England, where your yarn never tangles, you always get gauge, and the knitter sitting next to you only comes out after dark. And did I mention that I’m almost thirty, single, and with no prospects in sight? My friends and neighbors have been casting spells to help me find Mr. Right but so far their efforts have been all wrong.<br /><br />Who'd have guessed I'd find my soulmate in Luke MacKenzie, a cop investigating Sugar Maple's very first murder? Bad news is he's 100% human which could spell disaster for a normal future with a paranormal woman like me--in love, in danger, and in way over my head.<br /><br /><b>Casting Spells</b>&#xa0;- Chloe falls in love and comes into her magick but can she trust the very human Luke MacKenzie to keep her secret?<br /><br /><b>Laced with Magic</b>&#xa0;- Chloe and Luke are determined to make their unlikely romance blossom but when Luke’s ex-wife shows up in town on a desperate mission to save their daughter’s soul, they find themselves in the fight of their lives.<br /><br /><b>Spun by Sorcery</b>&#xa0;- Sugar Maple has gone missing and Chloe travels to Salem where she battles the forces of evil to fulfill her destiny and save her beloved town from the clutches of a powerful Fae warrior.<br /><br /><b>Charmed</b>&#xa0;- Chloe has a secret that will change Sugar Maple forever.<br /><br /><b>Spells &amp; Stitches</b>&#xa0;- Baby Laria is six pounds, eleven ounces of perfect, and Chloe and Luke are over the moon. But when they learn that Laria takes after her mom in the sorcery department, it becomes clear that their baby might have more power than even a pro like Chloe can handle...<br /><br /><b>Praise for the Sugar Maple stories:</b><br />Romantic Times Book Club – 4.5 stars – TOP PICK<br />Bretton launches her new series of magic and murder with an enchanting, lyrical masterpiece that should make its way to the bestseller list in no time. With vibrant, multidimensional characters, including the town itself, Bretton pens a memorable romance that combines knitting, love, magic, and self-discovery.<br /><br />Publishers Weekly<br />Tongue-in-cheek humor lifts this weird but fun hybrid, part knitting cozy, part paranormal romance, from romance veteran Bretton (Just Desserts). After a classy female tourist drowns mysteriously in an icy lake in remote Sugar Maple, Vt., the Montpelier authorities ask Boston homicide cop Luke MacKenzie to investigate. As Sugar Maple's temporary police chief, Luke soon notices the village's odd ambience. Originally a haven for witches who fled the Salem witchcraft trials three centuries earlier, Sugar Maple is now home to witches, vampires, fairies and trolls. Luke is also attracted to Chloe Hobbs, the half-human owner of the knitting shop Sticks &amp; Strings, who must find Mr. Right if she's to preserve the spell that sustains the town's unusual residents. As sparks literally fly between the two, Chloe's "magickal" side stirs into life. Bretton charmingly depicts how love empowers Chloe and awakens Luke to some major surprises.&#xa0;<br /><br />An imaginative and charming tale. --Shelley Mosley, Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)<br /><br />&#xa0;

33 A Filha da Magia

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2013-01-22
Description :  Em Sugar Maple, Vermont, Chloe Hobbs não podia estar mais feliz com a sua gravidez. No entanto, com a chegada da nova moradora da vila, as coisas vão tornar-se ainda mais mágicas! Laria é um bebé perfeito e Chloe e Luke são uns pais babados mas, ao descobrirem que Laria sai à mãe nas artes mágicas, torna-se claro que a bebé pode ter mais poder do que aquele com que uma profissional como Chloe consegue lidar.

34 Sonhos Encantados

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2011-11-16
Description :  Não sei o que acontece convosco, mas eu ando sempre a perder coisas – as chaves, os óculos de sol e os marcadores da camisola que estou a fazer. Mas uma vila inteira? Nunca me aconteceu tal coisa! Precisamente quando estava prestes a construir um lar com a minha alma gémea cem por cento humana, Luke MacKenzie, a fada Isadora, minha inimiga, atacou... Até o Livro dos Feitiços, a minha ligação vital com o mundo da magia, desapareceu em combate, a par dos meus amigos, da minha casa e da minha loja de artigos de tricô. Mas depois a minha amiga Jani...

35 Sentimental Journey

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2015-09-13
Description :  Before they became The Greatest Generation, they were young men and women in love . . .&#xa0;<br /><br />It's June 1943. From New York to California, families gather to send their sons and husbands, friends and lovers off to war. The attack on Pearl Harbor seems a long time ago as America begins to understand that their boys won't be home any time soon.<br /><br />In Forest Hills, New York City, twenty-year-old Catherine Wilson knows all about waiting. She's been in love with boy-next-door Doug Weaver since childhood, and if the war hadn't started when it did, she would be married and maybe starting a family, not sitting at the window of her girlhood bedroom, waiting for her life to begin.<br /><br />But then a telegram from the War Department arrives, shattering her dreams of a life like the one her mother treasures.<br /><br />Weeks drift into months as she struggles to find her way. An exchange of letters with Johnny Danza, a young soldier in her father's platoon, starts off as a patriotic gesture, but soon becomes a long-distance friendship that grows more important to her with every day that passes.&#xa0;<br /><br />The last thing Catherine expects is to open her front door on Christmas Eve to find Johnny lying unconscious on the Wilsons' welcome mat with a heart filled with new dreams that are hers for the taking.<br /><br /><i>"This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with </i><i>destiny.</i><i>"<br />--Franklin Delano Roosevelt</i>



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