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New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston brings to life an
unforgettable love story between two strong-willed people from
different worlds in her thrilling new novel featuring the
Blackthornes of Bitter Creek, Texas, and their formidable rivals,
the Grayhawks of Wyoming. Juggling single motherhood and her job as
deputy sheriff of Teton County, Sarah Barndollar hasn't lost hope
of solving two cold cases of missing young women. When a third
vanishes, all hell breaks loose -- because she's the illegitimate
daughter of Texas scion Clay Blackthorne and the granddaughter of
his mortal enemy King Grayhawk. The crisis pits the two powerful
families against each other in a race against time. Playboy Drew
DeWitt, a Blackthorne cousin, insists on taking part in the search
-- putting him on a collision course with Sarah. Her cop instincts
tell her the sexy Texan is trouble. But when evidence emerges of a
conspiracy against the U.S. government, Sarah accepts Drew's
high-powered help as she negotiates a shadowy landscape of hidden
rivals and ruthless greed where every moment counts in saving
lives, including her own.
From "New York Times "bestselling author Joan Johnston, the
thrilling seventh "Bitter Creek "novel featuring passion and
intrigue mixed with an explosive, spine-tingling tale of murder,
wrongful imprisonment, and a woman who counts no cost too high to
see a killer brought to justice.
FBI Special Agent Breed Grayhawk has the hottest sex in his life
with a stranger who calls herself Grace Smith, only to discover
early the next morning that she's a convicted double murderer who
broke her parole a year ago and disappeared. Now she's his prime
suspect in an assassination plot against the US president.
Grace Caldwell--a.k.a. Grace Smith--is determined to find the
killer who framed her for the murder of her father and
stepmother--and make him pay. She burgles the home of her #1
suspect and nets a surprising haul: a hot-pink, silk-covered
diary--the record of a sex-addicted wife's adventures--which
suggests that Grace's top suspect is a serial killer. But her theft
has been caught on tape, and the man she's been chasing becomes the
hunter...with Grace as his prey.
Joan Johnston presents the thrilling saga of two dynastic families,
the Blackthornes and the Creeds, with this powerful "New York
Times" bestseller -- a novel of intrigue, passion, ambition, and
love set amid Houston's towering skyscrapers and the majestic
plains of South Texas ranch country.
Luke Creed has sacrificed everything for his career at the
prestigious law firm DeWitt & Blackthorne: a chance to run his
family's ranching empire, his marriage, even time with his two
daughters. Defending a major client in a wrongful death case, Luke
crosses paths with his high school sweetheart, Amy Hazeltine Nash,
an advocate for the bereaved plaintiff. Now, Luke and Amy are
divided by forces beyond themselves -- and overcome by an
all-consuming desire. But when the case takes a deadly twist, Luke
delves into a dangerous web of corruption that may place his life
in jeopardy -- and may also target the one woman who loves Luke for
who he really is: rebel, cowboy, loner, and lover.
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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?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
For Sloan Stewart, romance meant only heartache and betrayal, but
Cruz Guerrero planned to seduce the iron-willed beauty with soft
words and tender caresses. Yet as Texas raged in a bloody battle
over statehood, not even Cruz's love could protect Sloan from a web
of treachery spun years ago.
From New York Times bestselling author and romance legend Joan
Johnston come two favourite stories about true love and family,
available together for the first time.
The Man From Wolf Creek
Seeking restitution from the elderly ingrate who robbed him, a
reclusive, huge and handsome ⡥ast⟯f a mountain man receives a most
unorthodox compensation: the old thief's ⡥auty⟯f a daughter. Now
this unlikely pair discovers that true love can find you when you
least expect it.
The Christmas Baby
Having wed to end the warring ways of their feuding Texas
families, a reluctant bride and groom find life together and
unending battle--until a beautiful arrival at Christmastime teaches
them the true meaning of peace and joy and love.
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.
Joan Johnston sweeps readers back to the untamed American West in a
tale of powerful emotions and breathtaking action.
1865: The Civil War was over, but new dangers lay in wait across
the open frontier. Disguised as a boy in buckskins, pretty Rebecca
Hunter wasn't afraid of any enemy who might cross her path in the
Rocky Mountains. She vowed never to belong to any man...until she
met city-bred Christopher Kincaid, the stranger she rescued from a
fierce band of Sioux. All too quickly she learned how powerful an
attraction can be between a man and a woman.
No Indian ambush could scar Kincaid as deeply as the tragic loss
and broken heart he suffered in the war. Now, being nursed back to
health by Reb in an isolated mountain cabin, he found himself
coming alive with a powerful desire for her. But how could he know
that his mission for the government would jeopardize his chances of
winning Reb's heart, bring down the wrath of a renegade Sioux
chief, and test the lengths he'd be willing to go to convince this
passionate woman to stay beside him for all time?
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.
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.
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....
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.
"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"
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