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 Enchanted: The Wedding Story

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Paranormal 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2018-02-14
Description :  <b>Welcome to Sugar Maple . . .&#xa0;</b><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 />&#xa0;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 />So here we are, two years and one baby daughter later, about to get married. &#xa0;They say nothing good comes from unions between mortals and magicks, but Luke and I are determined to prove them wrong.&#xa0;<br /><br />But a beautiful antique ring may hold the key to a promise that could tear us apart forever.<br /><br /><i><b>Praise for the Sugar Maple stories</b><br />Romantic Times Book Club </i>– 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. 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 /><i>Publishers Weekly</i><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, <i>Booklist</i> (STARRED REVIEW)<br /><br />A sweet setting with the sparkle of magic and a bite of suspense makes CASTING SPELLS a standout. --Christie Ridgway, <i>BookPage</i><br /><br />Don't miss this one! --Kay Quinton, <i>Fresh Fiction</i>

4 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

5 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.

6 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….

7 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

8 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.

9 Just Like Heaven

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
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.

10 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

11 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!

12 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!

13 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…

14 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?

15 All We Know of Heaven

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Suspense 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-02-01
Description :  <b><i>Their love was forged in fire</i></b><br /><br />He would overwhelm a woman.&#xa0;<br /><br />Flynn knew that loving him and being loved by him would be an all-consuming passion. There would be no room for reason; there would be no halfway measures. He would demand everything from the woman he wanted, heart and soul and body....&#xa0;<br /><br />“You frighten me,” she said, as the pulsing of her blood matched his.&#xa0;<br /><br />“I’ll never hurt you.”&#xa0;<br /><br />She looked at this man whom she had watched reign supreme with nothing but the power in his two fists and she believed him. “I trust you,” she said softly, “and that frightens me even more.”&#xa0;<br /><br />Later, many people would say they were there when it happened. They would say it was as obvious as lightning across a summer sky and twice as electrifying. But, in truth, it was a small moment”"a brief flicker of acknowledgment, of destiny, that left both Flynn and Jack shaken to their cores.<br /><br /><i>PAX: Share the adventure!</i><br />Playing for TimeHoneymoon HotelA Fine MadnessAll We Know of Heaven<br /><b>˃˃˃ Because heroes are in short supply</b>

16 Sail Away

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-28
Description :  <i><b>He was the right man . . . but it was the wrong time.</b></i><br /><br />Diana Travis is the woman behind the wildly popular help column Mother Knows Best. The last few years have been a blur of hard work and no social life, so when her sister Paula offers her a month's free stay in a posh East Hampton beachfront cottage just for babysitting her twin toddler nieces, Diana jumps at the chance to spend July by the ocean.&#xa0;<br /><br />But it’s not all sun, surf, and sand. Diana has a plan for this summer: she’s going to lose ten pounds, meet her book deadline, and forget the fact that her ex-husband is about to become a father.&#xa0;<br /><br />Diana has almost everything she ever wanted but there’s one thing missing: she wants a family of her own. And come September, she’s going to put her heart and soul into making that dream come true.<br /><br />And then she runs headlong into Gregory Stewart, the tall dark and handsome veterinarian with the wicked grin and amazing hands, and her well-planned future goes up in smoke when she discovers her fantasy lover is a man with a secret that could change her life forever.<br /><br />Two rambunctious toddlers. An aging Abyssinian cat. A mouthy mynah bird. The man she'd waited a lifetime to find.<br /><br />And only 31 days to get it right.

17 Second Harmony

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-28
Description :  <b>The storm brought them together, but will love keep them apart?</b><br /><br />He was the bad boy with the raging heart<br /><br />She was the good girl with the big dreams<br /><br />Now he is a master stonecutter with a broken marriage and a son he would move heaven and earth to keep safe from harm, while she is a success at everything she touches . . . everything except love<br /><br />And then, seven years after they said goodbye forever, fate finally found a way to bring them back together and give them one last chance to get it right.<br /><br />Originally published by Harlequin American Romance<br /><br /><i>˃˃˃ Praise for USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara Bretton</i><br /><br />"A monumental talent." --Affaire de Coeur<br /><br />"Very few romance writers create characters as well-developed as Bretton's. Her books pull you in and don't let you leave until the last word is read." --Booklist (starred review)<br /><br />"One of today's best women's fiction authors." --The Romance Reader<br /><br />"Barbara Bretton is a master at touching readers' hearts." --Romance Reviews Today<br /><br />˃˃˃ Audiobook available through Amazon, iTunes, Audible

18 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

19 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.

20 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.

21 Shooting Star

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-28
Description :  <i><b>A passionate love story from USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton</b></i><br /><br />They met in Japan on the night of fireworks and celebration, when the ancestors visited their earthly homes and then followed the stars back to the heavens. Two Americans alone in a strange land, drawn together by magic and mystery and -- love? Impossible! Katie Powers put her heart in lockdown when her marriage ended. Tom Sagan's heart died along with his young wife.&#xa0;<br /><br />But when they met on a hillside on that night of stars and fireworks, something wonderful happened and Tom isn't going to let Katie slip away from him, even if it means following her halfway around the world to prove there was a future for them if they had the courage to take another chance on love.<br /><br />˃˃˃ Praise for Barbara Bretton's novels<br /><br />"A monumental talent." -- Affaire de Coeur<br /><br />"Bretton, with her insightful observations, gets to the core of her characters in this novel about the many roles women play--wife, daughter, sister, mother, lover--whether by choice or by the force of circumstance. Commitment, avoidance, love, and guilt--Bretton, a master storyteller, superbly dramatizes a great range of emotions in this compelling tale." -- Shelley Mosley Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved<br /><br />"...a beautiful love story . . . an extraordinary novel. Highly Recommended". -- Harriet Klausner for Under the Covers 9/4/99

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

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Paranormal  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
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.

23 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.

24 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...

25 Promises in the Night

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-28
Description :  <b>Another Classic Romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara Bretton</b><br /><br /><i>In the heart of the night promises are made . . . and hearts are broken.</i><br /><br />Sometimes a smile is all it takes to change a man’s life. From the moment TV shrink Alex Jakobs saw former ballerina Larkin Walker, he knew nothing would ever be the same. She stole his heart with just one look.<br /><br />Larkin hadn’t been looking for love but fate had other plans. She fell fast and hard for the tall, dark, and sexy doctor and wanted the world to know it.<br /><br />But there is someone in the shadows . . . someone who wants Larkin for himself and is willing to do anything to make her his.<br /><br />Previously published by Harlequin American.

26 The Edge of Forever

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-28
Description :  <b>OPPOSITES ATTRACT . . .</b><br /><br /><i>But can a night of passion turn into a love that lasts forever?</i><br /><br />Meg Lindstrom is a struggling photographer who drives a limo to make ends meet.&#xa0;<br /><br />Joe Alessio is a best-selling author of fiery historical romances who hasn’t written a word in months.<br /><br />They don't have a thing in common until Meg falls at his feet one sunny October afternoon and Joe realizes he’s finally met the woman of his dreams.<br /><br />But first Joe will have to convince Meg that her dreams really can come true . . .

27 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;

28 Playing for Time

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Suspense  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-31
Description :  <b>With PAX, the password is </b><b>danger</b><b>.</b><br /><br /><i>Falling in love is easy<br />Staying alive? That's a whole other story . . .&#xa0;</i><br /><br />Ryder is an undercover operative for PAX, a worldwide antiterrorist agency that flies beneath the radar<br /><br />Joanna is a Hollywood makeup artist whose magic turns fantasy into reality on a daily basis<br /><br />He's a spy looking to come in from the cold<br />She's a woman who's never had a real home<br /><br />Sizzling passion . . . heart-stopping danger . . . the ultimate choice . . .<br />&#xa0;

29 Honeymoon Hotel

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Suspense 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-01-31
Description :  <i><b>PAX: share the adventure!</b></i><br /><br />He's her competition.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br />She's the love of his life.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />Maggie Douglass is a former spy turned innkeeper.&#xa0;&#xa0;John Adams Tyler is a rocker turned major mogul.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />Between them they own 317 bedrooms in the honeymoon paradise called the Pocono Mountains.<br /><br />So why can't they find a room to call their own?<br /><br /><b>The PAX books in order:</b><br />PLAYING FOR TIME<br />HONEYMOON HOTEL<br />A FINE MADNESS<br />ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN<br />THE BRIDE CAME C.O.D.<br />OPERATION: HUSBAND<br />OPERATION: BABY

30 A Fine Madness

Author : Barbara Bretton
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Suspense 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2018-02-01
Description :  <i><b>Because it's a dangerous world and heroes are in short supply.</b></i><br /><br />Third in the series of books featuring the PAX anti-terrorist organization, a collection of scholars and outlaws, renegades and geek geniuses, who risk their lives on a daily basis to keep the world safe.<br /><br />Max Brody owns a down-on-its-luck airstrip in central New Jersey. He has no wife, no kids, no money, and no prospects. If things keep going this way, pretty soon he won't even have a roof over his head. So when his old friend (and PAX legend) Ryder O'Neal shows up one afternoon and asks for five years of his life, Max figures he has nothing to lose.&#xa0;<br /><br />Kelly Madison has spent most of her life bailing her ne'er-do-well superstar father out of trouble. This time, however, Sean Ryan has unwittingly become involved in a terrorist plot that threatens millions of innocent people.<br /><br />PAX has waited five years to bring down the terrorists. Max, in his alias as a Brazilian billionaire, must get close to Kelly so she can lead the ultra-secret organization to her missing father, who just may be their last best hope to prevent a global tragedy.<br /><br />But not even that PAX figured on Max and Kelly falling in love -- or falling deeper into the kind of danger that could bring the world to its knees.<br /><br />The PAX books in order:<br />PLAYING FOR TIME<br />HONEYMOON HOTEL<br />A FINE MADNESS<br />ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN<br />THE BRIDE CAME C.O.D.<br />OPERATION: HUSBAND<br />OPERATION: BABY



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