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"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
A DESPERATE DECEPTION
THE PROMISE OF FOREVER
When Karl Norwood's mail-order bride meets an untimely demise on
the way to the Montana Territory, Hetty Wentworth steps in to take
her place. Hetty has no idea how she's going to pretend to be all
the things she isn't--including the mother of two kids. She only
knows her deception is necessary if she's going to save two orphans
from the awful fate she suffered as a child.
Karl smells a rat when a much younger woman than he was expecting
arrives with two children who look nothing like her. But his
mail-order bride is so beautiful, he doesn't object--until he
realizes that his charming new wife has been lying . . . about
everything. Can a woman forced to keep secrets and a man hindered
by distrust ever hope to find happily ever after in each other's
Praise for "Montana Bride"
" A] swiftly paced romance."--"Publishers Weekly"
""Montana Bride" is a compelling read and definitely a noteworthy
addition to a great series."--"Fresh Fiction"
"Joan Johnston knows how to spin a story that will get to the
readers every time. "Montana Bride"] is no different. . . . It was
emotional, heartfelt and real. It was honest. . . . It was simply
magic from a master storyteller."--"Night Owl Reviews"
"If you are a fan of historicals, a fan of beautiful descriptive
writing, and a fan of steamy romance, you won't want to miss out on
"Montana Bride.""--"Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews"
"Johnston has a keen eye for quirky circumstances that put her
characters, and the reader, through a wringer. Laughing one moment
and crying the next, you'll always have such a great time getting
to the happy-ever-after."--"Romance Junkies Reviews"
This volume presents multidisciplinary perspectives from leading
scholars in the science of teams and intelligent tutoring systems
(ITSs) on research needed to advance the state of the art of team
ITSs. Our esteemed authors provide lessons learned to guide future
research that will produce the technical capabilities needed to
support team skills development. The introduction by Drs. Robert
Sottilare and Eduardo Salas, who are leaders in the field of ITSs
and team science, discusses the challenges and approaches to
building ITSs for teams. The volume's first section introduces
concepts for understanding team training such as team task
analysis, team macrocognition, measurement strategies for dynamic
processes, and effective team training methods to provide insights
into ITS design. Section two presents recent advances in team
assessment and feedback through unobtrusive assessments, modeling
dynamic team interactions, neurodynamic scaffolding, and
collaborative tutoring strategies. In the Volume's third section
authors discuss lessons learned from past research, provide a
discourse on the five disciplinary perspectives of engineering,
learning sciences, team research, data analysis, and human computer
interaction to create a framework for guiding team ITS developers,
and examine the team ITS requirements for long term space travel.
The final chapter summarizes and integrates lessons learned and
provides recommendations for future research and development.
For readers of Linda Lael Miller and Susan Mallery comes "New""York
Times" bestselling author Joan Johnston's sizzling contemporary
Western romance, where power, money, and rivalries rule--and love
is the best revenge.
WHILE HE SEEKS A HAVEN,
SHE SEARCHES FOR A PLACE TO CALL HOME
After a tragic accident leaves Delta sergeant Connor Flynn a
widower, he faces the toughest fight of his life: battling his
in-laws for custody of his two young children. To win he'll need a
make-believe bride to take care of the kids while he runs his
Wyoming ranch. Who better than a woman he already knows and
likes--his late wife's best friend?
Ruthlessly forced from her home by her powerful father, King
Grayhawk, Eve needs somewhere to go . . . and so does the herd of
wild mustangs she's rescued. Connor's offer sounds like the answer
to a prayer. But Eve has a guilty secret she's guarded for years:
She's always been in love with Connor.
Now forced to live under the same roof as her heart's desire, Eve
must hide the love that has never died, while Connor vows to resist
his growing need for a woman who was forbidden fruit during his
marriage. Can two lonely people set adrift by fate and haunted by
guilt find redemption in the healing embrace of love?
HE MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE.
SHE MAY BE HIS LAST CHANCE.
Miranda Wentworth never imagined becoming a mail-order bride. Now
marriage to a stranger is her only hope of finding a home where she
and her two younger brothers can escape the brutality of the
Chicago orphanage where they live. With any luck, she can even
start a family of her own, once the three of them are settled at
Jacob Creed's Texas ranch. But Miranda has one gigantic concern:
Her husband-to-be knows nothing about the brothers she's bringing
along. What if he calls off the deal when he discovers the trick
she's played on him?
Jake Creed is hanging on to his Texas ranch by his fingernails. His
nemesis, Alexander Blackthorne, is determined to ruin him. Jake
will never give up, but he's in desperate trouble. His wife died
six months ago in childbirth, along with their stillborn son, and
his two-year-old daughter needs a mother. The advertisement Jake
wrote never mentioned his daughter--or the fact that he has no
intention of consummating his marriage. He's determined never to
subject another wife to the burden of pregnancy. But Jake doesn't
count on finding his bride so desirable. He doesn't count on aching
with need when she joins him in bed. And he never suspected his
bride would have plans of her own to seduce him.
The sensational second novel in Joan Johnston's new Western
historical romance series set in the world of Bitter Creek.
CAN SECRETS AND SECOND CHOICES EVER LEAD TO LOVE?
After three months in a mail-order marriage, Hannah Wentworth
McMurtry is a widow--pregnant, alone, and near death in the Wyoming
wilderness. Though she is saved by a man with a face cut from
stone, she still grieves the husband who died on their journey
west. Hannah needs a husband, but does she dare marry another
Flint Creed has also lost someone he loved--when the woman he hoped
to marry chose his younger brother instead. Now he must find a
ranch wife of his own. But every female in the remote Wyoming
Territory is too old, too young, or already married . . . until he
discovers Hannah on the prairie. Flint doesn't pretend to love her,
but he doesn't tell her he loves another woman, either. Hannah
doesn't pretend to love him, but she doesn't tell him about the
child she carries. Though danger surrounds them on the Wyoming
frontier, the greatest threats of all are the secrets
within--revelations that could destroy the new life Hannah and
Flint have begun to cherish.
In this dazzling prequel to the New York Times bestsellers The Cowboy and The Texan, Joan Johnston takes us back to a time when Texas was a young and wild republic, and three strong-willed sisters carved out a destiny that would spawn two legendary dynasties. Here is the spellbinding tale of a woman captured by Comanches--and of the proud warrior who vows to make her love him.
Born to a white father and his Indian bride, Long Quiet believed his destiny lay with his Comanche brothers. But his heart secretly belonged to Bayleigh Stewart, daughter of the richest cotton planter in Texas, who’d been abducted by a marauding brave and sold to the highest bidder. For years he’d searched for the violet-eyed beauty, and now a strange twist of fate led him to her.
Called Shadow by her captors, Bay had almost given up hope of rescue, when a rugged stranger in buckskins appeared, risking his life to bring her home...and awakening a passion that burned hot and true. Bay knew her place was with her family. But Long Quiet hadn’t found her only to lose her again. He had to convince this woman--his woman--that her true home was with him... as together they would fight for a love strong enough to bridge two worlds....
The prequel to the New York Times bestseller The Cowboy
Sprawling 1840s Texas comes alive in the hands of Joan Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of The Cowboy and The Texan. Introducing the unforgettable Creed dynasty, transporting us back to a wild, lawless frontier, Frontier Woman brings us a stirring, passionate story of Texas Ranger Jarrett Creed and the free-spirited beauty who captures his heart ... a woman sworn to love no man....
Captured by Comanches as a boy, Jarrett Creed grew to manhood torn between two worlds. But with the young republic under siege from ravaging Mexican armies and marauding Indian tribes alike, he made his choice. Now, as a secret government mission brings the Texas Ranger to lovely Cricket Stewart’s door, he must choose again.
The youngest daughter of a wealthy gentleman planter, Cricket lives life as she pleases and vows never to be a wife to any man. Until the day Jarrett Creed saves her from avenging Comanches ... by claiming her as his bride.
The last thing either expects is to fall in love. But as a traitorous conspiracy and a secret tragedy test their newfound union, a wild-spirited beauty and a Texas lawman will discover just how far they will go for their precious homeland ... and for a love that could free them from the sorrows of the past....
The historical biographies of Joan's Great Great, and Great
Gradnfathers, Eli and Edward, both Sea Captains, plus master ship
builders and voyagers brings to life romance, dramatic family life,
Atlantic Ocean, Great Lakes sailing adventures, whaling, voyage
ship wreck, conflicting religious situations, local government
corruption and murder. In addition Captain Eli's government
commission to charter the Great Lakes and Captain Edward's Civil
War service record under Admiral Farragut.
Thriller 2.4 - Boldt's Broken Angel, Through a Veil Darkly, Bedtime for Mr. Li, Protecting the Innocent, Watch Out for My Girl, Killing Time (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Ridley Pearson, Joan Johnston; Edited by Clive Cussler; Read by David Colacci, Susan Ericksen, …
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?Boldt's Broken Angel? follows detective Lou Boldt on the trail of
a serial killer who is as twisted as this story's brilliant plot. A
dystopian tomorrow is under investigation in ?Through a Veil
Darkly, ? a timely story that shows us how a tense political
climate can evolve into an environment where even murder can be
justified and patriotic. In ?Bedtime for Mr. Li? we meet Jason
Ryder: a hit man you wouldn't mind having a beer with. You wouldn't
want to get mixed up in his business?but if you could talk to such
a man, wouldn't you? Protecting the Innocent? asks you to consider
how far you?d go for love. Would you risk your own life? If you?re
anything like Nick ? or Simon ? you might go just a little too far.
In ?Watch Out for My Girl, ? an accidental crush becomes an
inappropriate affair of the heart that leads headlong into a
meeting with murder. The main character in ?Killing Time, ? Fallon,
is a sociopath. He's a professional killer who hides out by
murdering and impersonating an English teacher at Hampton Lake
Fleeing England as a destitute widow, Lady Verity Talbot settles in
the wilderness of the Wyoming Territory. In the arms of a
buckskin-clad stranger, she recognizes the unforgettable kind of
passion from the man she left behind 20 years before. But this time
Viscount Linden, now a frontiersman, would not let her go so
The New York Times bestselling author of The Cowboy, The Texan, and The Loner weaves her seductive magic once again as she journeys back to the lawless frontier of Nineteenth-century Texas to bring us the story of two warring hearts and a seduction that began amid the fires of passion and treachery...
Cruz Guerrero wanted Sloan Stewart from the first moment he laid eyes on the headstrong beauty. But Sloan, eldest daughter of a wealthy cotton planter, belonged to another man—until the day she came to him, a woman in trouble on the lawless frontier …and he made her an offer she could not refuse. Now he is ready to claim what is rightfully his—even as a long-ago betrayal threatens to tear her from his arms forever.
Sloan swore never to be used by a man again. Only sheer desperation made her strike a bargain with the aristocratic nobleman. Now he has come to collect on the vow they made together, seducing her with tender words, determined to make her want him as he wants her. Caught in the bitter cross fire of a traitorous enemy and an embattled republic, a man bound by honor and a woman wounded by passion must dare to trust in a love that’s strong and wild and true…
Colter's Wife has always held a special place in my heart because I believe it is the first of my novels that fully conveys my love of the magnificent American West -- the breathtaking landscapes, the excitement and danger of the frontier, and the passionate, strong-willed people who built lives in an untamed land.
Set in Wyoming Territory, it tells the story of Kinyan Holloway, who has no idea how she's going to survive when her husband is killed in a range accident. Kinyan is torn between the Sioux world where she was raised and her responsibilities to her children and their heritage -- the largest ranch in the Territory.
Into her life rides a scarred stranger who's fast with a gun. Benjamin Colter has tried to put vengeance behind him, but the past seems destined to catch up with him. What he wants now is Kinyan Holloway -- and her ranch -- but he can get them only if he defeats a deadly rival and agrees to become a father to three children who want more from him than he's able to give.
The Blackthornes and the Creeds. Two powerful Texas dynasties–and lifelong enemies. Set in the heart of the modern-day West, New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston brings to passionate life the clash of wills between Blackthorne and Creed . . . as a man and woman discover a love stronger than the forces trying to tear them apart.
Summer Blackthorne swore she’d never forgive Billy Coburn for running out on her and their future together. But that was before she found out she wasn’t Jackson Blackthorne’s child–Billy was. And now the “Blackthorne Bastard” has come home for a final day of reckoning...to the town that damned him and the woman he had always wanted. Only Summer can satisfy the hunger burning deep within him. Only she can help him hold on to his own unwanted son. It will be a marriage of expedience only. Until doubts and mistrust vanish in the heat of passion...and a man and a woman who never stopped loving each other fight bitter blood and impossible odds for a glorious second chance....
A lavish summer wedding is being planned at Bitter Creek ranch. In
one month, Clay Blackthorne will wed socialite Jocelyn Montrose.
But when she hears stirrings of a corporate takeover by the
family's archrival, North Grayhawk, Jocelyn covertly heads to
North's ranch to offer a valuable commodity -- herself -- if North
will call off his plans. Striking a deal to spend the summer with
the steely, seductive North, Jocelyn fails to see that her
sacrifice to protect the man she loves may have dire consequences.
Stunned by his fiancee's rejection, Clay, a newly appointed
federal judge, begins presiding over an incendiary terrorism trial,
which brings him face to face with his first love, Libby Grayhawk.
As tensions mount, forces beyond Clay's control threaten the women
most precious to him in the past and the present. And only in a
daring act of sacrifice will he know which woman will become the
next Mrs. Blackthorne.
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