The Masonville Series Book 3
by Jana Richards
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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She pointed at his house. “Did you just move in next door?”
“Yeah.” He checked the sidewalk both ways once again, not in the mood for a neighborly chat. “I’ve got to find my kids.”
“Maybe they’re with my dogs. The gate to my backyard was wide open and –”
“You left your gate open? My kids must have run after your dogs. What kind of irresponsible idiot are you?” Ben gave his fear full reign, pointing an accusing finger at her. “Because of you and your damn dogs, I can’t find my girls. If something happens to them—"
She pushed away his hand. “Hey. Hold on a moment, buddy. I closed that gate before I let the dogs out into the yard. What if your girls opened my closed gate to get into my yard and the dogs ran out? Maybe you should consider that.”
Ben focused his attention on the woman. She was tall and slim, with brownish hair pulled back into a ponytail. He got a sense of light-colored eyes assessing his character and finding him lacking. He knew he was being a jerk, but he didn’t care.
“Supposing your theory is correct, where would your dogs go if they got loose?”
“I doubt they’d go far. We usually walk to the school yard and then over to the park. We could check there.”
Ben hesitated. Should he trust this woman, this stranger? Or should he get in his car and patrol the streets?
Or call the police? Dear God, don’t let it come to that.
She offered a tentative smile. “We’ll find them. I promise.”
Something in her smile calmed him and helped him focus. Her dogs were his only clue. What choice did he have but to follow her?
“Fine. Lead the way.”
To Heal a Heart
The Masonville Series Book 2
Two souls in pain, two hearts in need of rescue.
Garrett Saunders' world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.
Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett's rescue horse and he'll help with repairs around her farm.
Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she's hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett's love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?
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Garrett Saunders. So that’s why he’d looked familiar. The last time she’d seen Garrett, he’d been eighteen and about to enlist in the marines. She’d been a shy, awkward, exceedingly self-conscious fifteen-year-old. Until she was sixteen, she and her brothers had spent every summer with their maternal grandparents, Everett and Anna Branson, long-time neighbors of the Saunders. Garrett had hung out with her two older brothers those summers, while she often visited with his sisters, especially Charlotte, who was closest to her in age. Being three years older, Garrett had paid little attention to her, but she’d certainly noticed him. He’d been her first serious crush.
And her first heartache. Her face heated as she remembered how she’d thrown herself at him that last summer. And how he’d gently rebuffed her.
Child of Mine
The Masonville Series Book 1
Is Lauren’s love for Cole stronger than her fear of scandal in her hometown?
Lauren didn't intend to sleep with her brother-in-law Cole on the day of her husband's funeral. But now that she is pregnant, she's not sorry. Cole's given her a baby, a long-wished-for miracle. He's been her friend forever, though she never told him or anyone else how unhappy her marriage to his cheating brother was. And she's afraid to tell the small town that considered her husband a hero that the baby isn't his.
Cole's been in love with Lauren since he was sixteen. It kills him that everyone believes the baby is his dead brother's. All he wants is to claim the baby, and Lauren, as his own. Though she marries him, will Lauren's heart ever be his?
Lauren must tell the truth or risk losing Cole. Is her newly-discovered love for him greater than her fear of scandal in her hometown?
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“You mean everything to me. I love you.”
She shook her head. “You don’t love me, not really. I’m nothing more than a responsibility to you.”
“Don’t tell me how I feel.” Desperation turned to anger in a flash. Cole jumped to his feet and began to pace. “I’ve been in love with you since I was sixteen years old, but you never saw me, not really. You only had eyes for Billy. It nearly killed me when you married him, but I stuffed down my anger and hurt and congratulated both of you, because really, what else could I do?”
“No, that can’t be true.”
“It’s true, all right. I wish to God it wasn’t. I tried to push away my feelings for you, tried to love other women, but none of them were you. None of them compared to you. I thought I’d get over you, but I never did.”
Her eyes were wide with shock. “Cole—”
“Billy guessed the truth. I found out he’d been cheating on you, and I confronted him. We had a huge fight, beat each other till we were both bloody. He told me I was jealous because you’d rejected me. He said you’d never want me, that you’d always be tied to him, no matter what happened. And he was right.” He gave a bark of mirthless laughter. “He’s dead and he still comes between us.”
When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.
In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.janarichards.com
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