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Meet the seven Hart brothers of the 7-Heart ranch in central Texas. Each man is content in his independent life, without the responsibilities of a wife and children—until their father decides 1874 will be the year his grown sons finally marry, or they will be cut from his will. How will each man who values his freedom respond to the ultimatum? Can love develop on a timeline, or will it be sacrificed for the sake of an inheritance?
First Comes Love by Gabrielle Meyer
As the youngest Hart, Hays has never been first at anything—so he’s determined to be the first to marry. He sets his sights on the new teacher, Miss Emma Longley, but he soon discovers Emma wants nothing to do with marriage, ranching, or Texas and plans to leave Hartville in two short months. Will Hays’ charm be enough to convince her to stay?
The Heart of Texas by Lorna Seilstad
With Texas awash in outlaws, Ranger Chisholm Hart takes his oath to protect the citizens and their property seriously. When he meets feisty, independent Caro Cardova who can face a band of vigilantes, ride as well as a man, and shoot from the hip, he must decide if he can make room in his heart for both the state he loves and the woman who’s stolen his heart.
The Truest Heart by Amanda Barratt
Despite his father’s edict, Travis Hart is determined never to marry. The one woman he cares for is a distant memory, and he won’t settle for a loveless union with anyone else. Yet when Annie Lawrence re-enters his life, the spark of romance he thought extinguished, bursts into flame anew. But guilt binds Annie to her past, and Travis fears that once again, he will have to watch the woman he loves walk out of his life—this time forever.
A Love Returned by Keli Gwyn
When Coralee Culpepper declined his proposal, Houston Hart left Texas for the gold fields of California. But when his father’s edict brings him home, will Coralee—the only woman to ever claim his heart—accept him for the man he is, or will she cling to the stubborn notion that she must marry a rancher in order to be happy?
For Love or Money by Susan Page Davis
Burned out of their house, Jane and her family move into a cave, where she discovers some hidden money. Crockett Hart comes to help them rebuild, and she asks for his help. When he learns where the money came from, he hopes it won’t keep their two families apart, because he’s falling for Jane.
Mail-Order Mayhem by Vickie McDonough
Austin’s best hope to marry quickly is a mail-order bride. But the bride who arrived seems more interested in one of the ranch hands. Her sister Rebekah, who is chaperoning, keeps apologizing. Austin is ready to send his bride packing. Could God have other ideas for a wife for him?
Love at Last by Erica Vetsch
When her former patient, Confederate officer Bowie Hart, shows up on her doorstep, Elise Rivers agrees to his marriage-of-convenience proposal. But as she gets to know her scarred and taciturn new husband, she realizes she has a chance to turn a marriage-of-convenience into the love of a lifetime, if only she can convince Bowie that he is worthy to be loved.
A Blossoming Love
Becky Martin knows that she can't stay at James O'Brien's apple farm forever, but she wishes she could. After her brother framed her for arson, she flees Chicago, traveling cross-country to California and finding work caring for James's ailing mother. Beneath the apple blossoms, it's almost as if she has a real family but her secret won't stay buried forever.
James, scarred from an explosion, didn't expect to connect to the pretty young traveler. Could she really love someone damaged like him? He knows she's hiding something. If only she'd trust him. Can she let go of her past and believe in the possibility of a future amid the apple trees?
A Family to Cherish
Headstrong Tess Grimsby loves her new job caring for the children of a recently widowed man. But she never imagined that she'd fall for her handsome employer. Yet Spencer Abbott is as caring as he is attractive, and Tess can't help but feel for him and his family. Though, for the sake of her job, she'll keep any emotions about her boss to herself.
Between his stationmaster responsibilities in a gold-rush town and trying to put his family back together, Spencer has his hands full. He soon finds his new hire's kind personality warming his frosty exterior. But could he ever admit to seeing her as more than just an employee?
The best Christmas possible—that’s what Lavinia Crowne intends to provide before taking her orphaned nieces and nephew home to Philadelphia. But carrying out her plan may be harder than she expects, with their handsome, stubborn uncle, Henry Hawthorn, insisting on raising the children in rough-and-tumble Sutter Creek, California. Lavinia can’t bear to lose her late sister’s children, though, or go against her father’s demand to bring them home.
Henry believes his nieces and nephew need affection and security more than a lavish lifestyle. But as the children conspire to bring their aunt and uncle together, a new vision fills his head—of future Christmases spent with sweet, determined Lavinia and their growing family. Can three little matchmakers, and the spirit of the season, bring the gift of a very happy beginning?
En route to the Double T Orphanage to work on its expansion, carpenter Chip Evans and Caroline Hunt discover two orphaned childrenand become their caregivers. But Chip's determined not to let himself get too attached to the children who just lost their widowed father or to the lovely woman helping him care for them. Especially since Callie and the little ones just don't fit into his detailed plans for the future.
Callie can't help but fall in love with the orphans, and despite her better judgment, she's falling for Chip, too. Her dreams of being a wife and mother were not quite like this. But Callie believes a plan bigger than Chip's brought them all together and now she just has to help him see it, too.
As a draftswoman in a man's world, Jessica Sinclair causes a stir as her new male colleagues vie for her attention. And the company manager has an ultimatum: fake a courtship with her boss, Flynt Kavanaugh or lose her job. But pretending to be smitten with the handsome engineer unleashes a real, complicated attractionand could reveal the past she hoped to keep hidden.
Jessica is certainly the best person for the job. But as their make-believe romance escalates, Flynt knows that's not the only reason he wants her on his team. However, with his past shrouded by a shameful secret, Flynt has always focused his ambitions on building a career, not a family. Now he has designs on Jessica's heart, but can they trust each other with the truth?
A FAMILY FOR THE RANCHER
Lone Star Cowboy League: The Founding Years
by Louise M. Gouge
With her uncle trying to claim her ranch, widow Lula May Barlow has no time to worry about romance. But as Edmund McKay—the handsome cowboy next door—helps her fight for her land, her children are determined to make sure Edmund becomes their new daddy.
WOLF CREEK WIFE
by Penny Richards
After saving Will Slade's life, Blythe Granville gets stranded overnight in his cabin—and her reputation is damaged. To protect her, they must marry. But can Blythe and Will turn a wedding of?inconvenience into a true love match?
by Keli Gwyn
The only female on an engineering team,?draftswoman?Jessica Sinclair's presence is causing a stir. So the company manager presents an ultimatum: she and her boss, Flynt Kavanaugh, will pretend to court to discourage the men vying for her attention…or she'll lose her job.
A HASTY BETROTHAL
by Jessica Nelson
Widower Miles Hawthorne vowed never to marry again—until his childhood friend's reputation is ruined by an overzealous suitor. Can Miles save Lady Elizabeth Wayland with a marriage in name only?
PONY EXPRESS MAIL-ORDER BRIDE
Saddles and Spurs
by Rhonda Gibson
Needing a home and a husband to help her raise her orphaned nephews, Bella Wilson heads to Wyoming in response to a mail-order bride ad. But when she discovers that Philip Young, her pony express rider groom-to-be, didn’t place the ad, she must convince him to marry her for the sake of the children.
A TEMPORARY FAMILY
by Sherri Shackelford
Stagecoach-stop station agent Nolan West’s best chance to protect Tilly Hargreaves and her three nieces from the outlaws threatening his town is by pretending Tilly is his wife. And soon his temporary family is chipping away at his guarded heart.
HER MOTHERHOOD WISH
by Keli Gwyn
When Callie Hunt and Chip Evans discover two orphans and become their caregivers, neither is ready for a relationship. But can the children draw Callie and Chip together and convince them to put their plans aside and fall in love?
by Shannon Farrington
When she goes to live with her Native American mother’s tribe after her father’s death, Claire Manette is told she must find a husband, but she wishes to marry for love. Is there a chance she can find it in the marriage of convenience Lewis and Clark Expedition member Pierre Lafayette offers?
THE COWBOY'S READY-MADE FAMILY
by Linda Ford
Susanne Collins has her hands full raising her brother's four orphaned children and running the farm. When cowboy Tanner Harding offers his help in exchange for use of her corrals, will he prove to be the strong, solid man she's been hoping for?
PONY EXPRESS COURTSHIP
Saddles and Spurs
by Rhonda Gibson
When Seth Armstrong arrived at recently widowed Rebecca Young's farm to teach her seven adopted sons how to become pony express riders, neither expected they'd soon wish for more than a business arrangement.
THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN
by Angel Moore
Town blacksmith Edward Stone needs a mother figure for his orphaned niece, so when hat shop owner Lily Warren's reputation is compromised, he proposes the perfect solution to both of their problems—a marriage of convenience.
A HOME OF HER OWN
by Keli Gwyn
Falsely accused of arson, Becky Martin flees to the West and takes a job caring for James O'Brien's ailing mother. With her past hanging over her head, can she open her heart and learn to love this intriguing man?
A LAWMAN FOR CHRISTMAS
Smoky Mountain Matches
by Karen Kirst
After lawman Ben MacGregor and avowed spinster Isabel Flores discover a four-year-old boy abandoned on her property at Christmas, they must work together to care for him. But can their temporary arrangement turn into a forever family?
MAIL-ORDER CHRISTMAS BABY
by Sherri Shackelford
When a child arrives with the Wells Fargo delivery with documents listing Heather O’Connor and Sterling Blackwell as the baby’s parents, they are forced to marry to give the baby a home—and save their reputations.
THEIR MISTLETOE MATCHMAKERS
by Keli Gwyn
Lavinia Crowne heads to California planning to bring her late sister’s orphaned children back east. But Henry Hawthorn, their paternal uncle, is intent on raising them in the only home they know…and three little matchmakers hope their mistletoe-filled schemes will bring their aunt and uncle together.
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS WISH
by Erica Vetsch
After her home is destroyed in a fire, pregnant widow Kate Amaker and her in-laws take refuge with Oscar Rabb—the widowed farmer next door whose daughter has one holiday wish: a baby sibling for Christmas.