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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?
"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"
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Determined to capture the heart of her childhood friend Ethan Hawk,
Patch Kendrick, now a beautiful blonde, helps Patch clear his name
so that he will be free to love. By the author of "Kid
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
Her rich titian hair in a bun, schoolmarm Eden Devlin was too tall
and too doggone smart. Most men in Sweetwater wouldn't tangle with
her. Until Burke Kerrigan rode into town. Big, hard, and handsome,
he wore a pair of six-guns and a bold, lazy smile. He came to
settle the war between the nesters and the ranchers, but soon had
another challenge on his hands.
He vowed to wed, bed, and abandon her. But love got in the way...
Joan Johnston sweeps you back to Regency era England and Scotland
with a love story that will take your breath away. Here is romance
at its best as Johnston brings back unforgettable characters from
her bestsellers Captive, After the Kiss, and The Bodyguard in a
spellbinding novel of seduction and betrayal.
She was the reigning belle of the "ton" for the fourth Season in a
row, but Lady Regina Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne's daughter,
was determined to avoid the perils of marriage. She had already
seen enough to distrust all men. Then Clay Bannister, the dashing
Earl of Carlisle, dared to steal a kiss and stir new and exciting
Scarred by tragedy, Carlisle intrigued her with his mysterious past
and his dark, dangerous charm. She never suspected she was about to
marry her father's most vengeful enemy--or that her greatest
defense would be the passions he could not resist....
Daisy knew that someday, somehow, she would pay for wanting what no
proper woman wanted...
The ravishing Duchess Daisy vowed to save Severn Manor by marrying
Nicholas Calloway, a Texas bounty hunter come to claim his family's
ancestral lands. But the moment they met, the slate eyed barbarian
took Daisy's breath away. She proposed a marriage of convenience.
But she hadn't reckoned on flash-fire passion with the savage new
Nicholas Calloway came to England to discover the truth about his
bastard birth, then sell his inherited estate--with Duchess Daisy's
help. Her price was marriage. He agreed, determined to have her on
his own terms-only to find himself hostage to the fiery redhead he
couldn't leave behind...
The highly acclaimed bestselling author of Outlaw's Bride, Joan
Johnston brings to life two extraordinary characters--an outrageous
duchess and an unlikely duke--in a love story that enchants and
enthralls to the very last page.
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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
Dedicated Texas Ranger Jack Kittrick is hard on the trail of a killer who is preying on the helpless in a large San Antonio hospital--a hunt that leads him to Maggie Wainwright, the beautiful, enigmatic legal eagle who had access to the victims. . .and a motive for the crimes. The more Jack learns about Ms. Wainwright, the more this secretive lady--who makes his spurs tangle and his heart run wild--enthralls and perplexes him.
When her own son becomes the killer's target, Maggie can no longer keep silent about her painful. shadowy past. With everything she truly cares about at stake, Maggie must cast her fate to the Texas winds. . .and trust her future--and her love--to the determined lawman who has more questions for her than she has answers.
A Promise of Danger
Delia Carson was only sixteen when she fled her hometown--running thousands of miles away from the deadly Texas tempest of lies and shadows that tore apart her family...and her aching love for smalltown bad boy Marsh North.
But she never could escape.A Promise of Desire
A New York judge with a reputation for toughness, Delia has tried to forget, but cannot. And now a family crisis is calling her home--back to the mystery, back to the shadows...back to North, the "bad boy" turned respected, prize-winnning journalist. But some things never change. Dark secrets long denied must finally be revealed. And a youthful passion interrupted but never destroyed must be rapturously reborn as adult love if Delia is to be truly free.