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The Bentleys Buy a Buick

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"Pamela Morsi is a perennial favorite for good reason...She writes the perfect feel-good read." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

"A light, breezy, going-down-easy story." -Publishers Weekly on The Bikini Car Wash

"Written with charm and style, Pamela Morsi   books are filled with endearing characters you won't forget." -author Rachel Gibson
Product Description
Think you can trust your husband? Think again!

That's what the gossipy types at Erica Bentley's new job say. Even her (multi-divorced) mom agrees. But Erica's sure she knows her husband, Tom, better than that. He says he loves her, and shows it in a million ways. Except…he has been working extra-late these days. And he's been kinda quiet. Even secretive.

Happily married Tom Bentley never thought his head could be turned—until he saw Clara. Her sleek body has him longing, and he can't get her 127" wheelbase out of his mind. That's right. Erica's "competition" is…a car.

The beautiful Buick has Tom completely car-crazy. And Erica's sleuthing is making her just plain crazy. One of them needs to come clean with their newest obsessions, before Clara drives their happy marriage into a ditch!

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The Bikini Car WashThe Bikini Car Wash

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

In Morsi's latest bubbly romance (after Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar) a scandalous bikini car-wash business incites an uproar in buttoned-down Plainview, Tex. Andi Wolkowicz has moved back home from Chicago to help her dad, Walt, take care of her developmentally disabled twin, Jelly. Work is hard to come by, so Andi reopens Walt's antiquated car wash for the summer and updates it with a sexy twist. Not surprisingly, she finds opposition from some puritanical locals. Adding sparks is a romance with her old high school crush, Pete Guthrie, now the attractive owner of the struggling store next door. Morsi's engaging characters elevate this from the ho-hum pack of feel-good romances, while subplots involving other members of the Wolkowicz clan add some heft to a light, breezy, going-down-easy story. 
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From Booklist

When Andrea Wolkowicz must leave her life and return home to care for her ailing father, she quickly learns that her impressive résumé and equally impressive wardrobe will not help her land a job in her small home town. Luckily, her father's old car wash is still in working order, although far from profitable. To remedy this, Andrea comes up with a new way to bring in business: a staff of exclusively bikini-clad women. While her business ploy works, it also enrages local citizens and neighboring businesses. Morsi has fun improvising on the always amusing and provocative concept of a bikini car wash and creates a delightfully funny and borderline scandalous story of one woman's quest to utilize her brains as much as her beauty in order to survive. An effort that does not go unnoticed by grocer and former high-school adversary Pete Guthrie. Morsi tells an engaging story about using what you've got to start over, and maybe falling in love along the way. --Claire Orphan

Social Climber

The Social Climber of Davenport Heights 
(Originally published as Doing Good)

Ah, the life of the upper-crust: decadent, flaky and not so good for the heart.

Jane Lofton has everything she ever dreamed of: a high-powered career, a fabulous home, a wealthy husband, David, and a beautiful daughter, Brynn. Of course, David also has a new girlfriend spending his old money. Brynn also has a therapist helping her articulate her contempt for her mother. And Jane also has…

…an obligation to the Man Upstairs. A chance meeting between her BMW and an eighteen-wheeler prompts Jane to make a deal: let her live and she'll dedicate herself to Doing Good. Whatever that means. Jane's platinum-card kung fu has taught her how to spend, but not how to give—turns out it's actually pretty hard! But when her country-club life crumbles, Jane is faced with an even bigger challenge: replacing all her dreams and salvaging her soul.

Wise, witty and relentlessly real, The Social Climber of Davenport Heights (Originally published as Doing Good) is a story about discovering the difference between what something costs…and what it's worth.

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Red's Hot Honky-Tonk BarRed's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar
Rita Finalist: Novel With Strong Romantic Elements

Unruly Red knows she's no one's idea of a sweet old granny. But with one long-distance phone call, the fortysomething bar owner with the tattoos and tight jeans is suddenly responsible for two young grandchildren she hardly knows.

Red's rowdy friends, late-night lifestyle and tiny apartment above her San Antonio saloon definitely aren't kidproof. And Red's pretty sure the hot young fiddle player she's been dallying with will run for the hills when he learns she has a daughter, let alone grandkids.

But Red is about to learn that age doesn't necessarily come with wisdom. That a nine-year-old girl can be as exacting as the strictest parent. That the school of hard knocks never had bake sales. And that her boy toy is more of an adult than she is.

 

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Last Dance At Jitterbug LLast Dance at Jitterbug Lounceounge
Rita Finalist: Novel With Strong Romantic Elements

Editorial Reviews
From Booklist

When his grandfather, Bud, suffers a stroke and remains in a coma, Jack Crabtree reluctantly leaves his successful San Antonio business for rural Oklahoma. As he and estranged wife Claire wait along with the rest of the clan, however, he rediscovers his heritage and the self he had submerged in his driven quest for financial and social primacy. Bud also narrates a significant portion of the story, allowing the reader to experience firsthand the reality of his early life, military service as a gunner in the Pacific during World War II, the resultant post-traumatic stress disorder, and the loss of his only son, Jack’s father, in Vietnam. Morsi has deftly interwoven reminiscences from the vanishing generation that survived the 1930s and 1940s to build new lives in the 1950s and beyond into a contemporary struggle between two people whose lives and goals have changed since they married. Time out from Jack and Claire’s usual hectic schedules, and enforced proximity to the values and support systems of earlier generations, may be their only hope for reconciliation. --Lynne Welch

Product Description

Jack and Claire Crabtree were once happily married, but separate interests have left each one dancing to their own tune. She refuses to move into the brand-new house he built for the family. He spends too much time at work with a colleague whom she considers a threat to any man's fidelity. When Jack is summoned back to Oklahoma to see his ailing grandpa Bud, Claire only makes the trip at the last minute.

Bud and Geri Crabtree danced through life together for seventy years as friends, lovers and devoted spouses. They always knew what mattered most in life—and the laughter and tears come naturally when their family gathers together. And if Jack and Claire can remember the bond they once shared, they might be able to rediscover what's wonderful about love.…

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Bitsy's Bait & BBQBitsy's Bait & BBQ

"I just bought us a B&B on eBay!"

While Emma Collins wonders who in their right mind would use her hard-won divorce settlement to purchase a bed-and-breakfast down in the Ozarks, her free-spirited sister Katy fantasizes dreamily about how this move to a small town will be just the thing for her six-year-old son, Josh.

And, as usual, Emma is right. But it is not until they drive to Warbler Lake, Missouri, to take over Bitsy's B&B that they realize just how right she's been. In this part of the country, B&B stands for Bait & BBQ! The girls know little enough about running a bed-and-breakfast, but a bait-and-BBQ?

With their money and futures sunk into a run-down, roadside rattletrap, the girls have no choice but to roll up their sleeves and get to work. But as they settle in and get to know the difference between fatheads, night crawlers, mealworms and shiners, no one is more surprised than they are when they actually get the place up and running.

But trouble is brewing. Katy's ex-husband is having second thoughts about the custody arrangements for Josh, and he fully intends to get him back. With the prospect of losing the little boy, the sisters face another challenger, only this time it's Katy who proves that she, too, can solve a problem.

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The Cotton QueenThe Cotton Queen

THE ROAD AWAY FROM HOME ALWAYS SEEMS TO LEAD BACK TO OUR MOTHERS.
I am not, nor will I ever be, the kind of woman who wears pearls with her apron while cooking meat loaf for her husband.  But when I was a kid, my mother, Babs, prepared me to be the neXt June Cleaver--teaching me lessons that belonged to another era.  Another world, practically.  My mother's world.  I couldn't wait to leave home and get away from her.  But now, well. . . let's just say life hasn't turned out quite as I'd planned.  And heaven help me, I'm going home.

--LANEY HOFFMAN -- Cotton Queen, 1975

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Morsi's fifth novel chronicles three generations of McKinney, Texas, beauty queens as they rediscover the strength of family bonds in the wake of disappointment. Cotton Queen runner-up and mother of reluctant queen Laney, Babs Hoffman is a World War II widow and a rape survivor who doesn't come fully back to life until psychotherapy and feminism invent new possibilities for her. Laney, on the other hand, learns the hard way that liberation isn't the be-all end-all: character counts, love skews everything and there are worse things for a woman to do than to put on a pretty dress. The strength of Morsi's characters outweigh the novel's saccharine moments; Morsi's many fans will appreciate this book.
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From Booklist

Why do some mothers try to bend their daughters to their will when this behavior makes daughters rebel all the more? Morsi explores this dynamic in the mother--daughter relationship of Babs and Laney. Babs is a Stepford wife, her home and person reflecting the best that McKinney, Texas, has ever seen. But all Laney knows is that her mother is highly critical, never listens to her, and is more concerned with outward appearances than with her daughter's life. In chapters that alternate their points of view, Morsi reveals that Babs, who has always had a hard time, experienced one particularly horrifying moment that left an indelible impression on her and that resonates throughout her life. Unaware of her mother's difficulties, Laney seems to base her life choices on doing the exact opposite of what her mother would do. Running the gamut from enjoyably amusing to achingly sad, Morsi's involving tale of mother and daughter, two strong women, explores the hidden capacities for understanding and the healing power of reconciliation. Donna Seaman
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The Night We Met

The Night We Met: The Panty Raid  (A Novella)

 

  • In the 1950s, high school and college staff discouraged girls from studying advanced science curriculum. Dot knows that first hand, but loves science and is taking organic chemistry in spite of the scorn. During a panty raid fellow student Hank joins his male peers on lingerie larceny, but is caught by campus police. Attracted to one another, Hank wants the real Dorothy while Dot wonders if the man she loves means costing her dream of becoming a scientist. 
 
 

 

 


 

By Summer's End

By Summer's End

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Morsi's smart, funny story of a widowed mother dealing with cancer is endearingly upbeat. After the accidental death of her husband, Sonny, 13 years earlier, Dawn Leland left Knoxville, Tenn., with her two young daughters, Sierra and Dakota, vowing never to return. She'd had no reason to stay since Sonny's parents considered her socially inferior and blamed her for their son's death. Now, diagnosed with cancer, Dawn has no choice but to go back to Knoxville to live with the Lelands while she undergoes treatment. Sixteen-year-old Sierra views the move as a grand adventure and settles in to stay, but 13-year-old Dakota, a "physics geek," wants nothing to do with the grandparents who didn't want her, and is unwavering in her desire to hit the road as soon as Dawn recovers. Drawing loosely on chaos theory, Morsi (Suburban Renewal) skillfully layers chapter upon chapter with scenes that illustrate the past, the present and what could have been if Sonny had lived. This fascinating and poignant read will leave readers pondering this: "In the long run, the universe and everything in it proceeds exactly as it was meant to all along." 
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Product Description

When Dawn Leland's husband died, sixteen years ago, she and her girls thought they were leaving Knoxville forever. She never thought that they would ever end up back with her in-laws, but life has dealt her something unexpected. And even after all this time, bitterness remains with her mother-in-law, Sephrona Leland. It takes some forgiveness, a little understanding, and the magic of two young girls to make everyone see that they have all ended up where they belong.

Suburban Renewal

Suburban Renewal


Picket fence up for grabs?

How would you celebrate twenty-five years of marriage? A cruise? A party? Renew your vows? What about a divorce? These are the ideas brewing in the mind of Corrie Braydon. She would be the first one to agree that she and her husband, Sam, have a lot to celebrate, but is that a good enough reason to stay married?

With the kids grown, the house paid off and money in the bank, Sam is looking forward to endless games of golf, dinners out with his wife and the odd holiday -- pretty much what he has now. Corrie, on the other hand, is not sure what she wants -- but she plans to find out!

With warmth, humor and love, Corrie and Sam reflect on the past and ponder the future. But they'd better hurry up -- twenty-five years can go by in a flash! 

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Simple Jess
Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Morsi (Marrying Stone) returns to Marrying Stone, Ark., 1906, for this pleasant hearth-and-home romance. Althea Winsloe is a young widow with a son named Baby-Paisley and a farm with the finest corn bottom on the mountain. Just like the best Jane Austen society, the Ozark community thinks that Althea is in need of a husband. But instead of Regency balls, Morsi's courting is conducted at hog slaughters (described in non-gory detail) and mountain socials. Althea is given until Christmas to pick herself a man, and to everyone's surprise, except the reader's, she chooses Simple Jess, a combination of Forrest Gump, Mr. Universe and a really great golden retriever. Jess Best may not be a smart man, but he sure knows what love is-and sex. Morsi is clever enough to incorporate mountain vocabulary and customs without a lot of twangy dialect. 
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Description

Given an ultimatum by her interfering neighbors--to find a husband by Christmas or have one selected for her--reluctant widow Althea Winsloe searches for a possible mate and finds herself drawn to Simple Jess, a sweet and gentle man of less-than-average intelligence.


Proclaimed “a refreshing new voice in romance” by Jude Deveraux, award-winning author Pamela Morsi has charmed millions with her touching stories of simple pleasures and heartfelt romances. Her novels, including Garters, Wild Oats and Something Shady, have won her rave reviews and loyal fans. Now, she presents an endearing story about what can happen when love turns up in the most unlikely place…

The last thing widow Althea Winsloe wanted to do was remarry. Unfortunately, her meddlesome mountain neighbors had other plans. So, one autumn night they banded together and gave Althea a shocking ultimatum: She was to find herself a husband by Christmas…or the town would do it for her! Althea knew she had her choice of any single man in Marrying Stone, Arkansas. Yet the only one she felt truly comfortable with was Simple Jess. Sweet, gentle, Jess wasn’t as smart as your average man. But his tender manner stirred Althea’s heart in ways she had never dreamed possible.
It would take a miracle to find a husband in Marrying Stone. But sometimes miracles are right under your nose …

                                             
Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

 When Harvard-educated J. Monroe "Roe" Farley ventures into the darkest depths of the Ozark Mountains with his ediphone (a 1902 voice recording machine) to search for long-forgotten folk songs, he inadvertently finds himself becoming part of the Best household. They're an odd bunch; Jesse Best is a simpleminded, amiable giant who rescues Roe when he becomes lost and wants to know, "Can we keep him?" Jesse's sister Meggie immediately throws herself into Roe's arms, claiming he's her long-awaited prince, and their lame father Ornery puts more value in Roe's strong back then in his wallet. After nearly dying from Meggie's disastrous cooking, Roe settles into the slow-paced Ozark life with its patchwork quilt of lovable characters. His plans to leave the town of Marrying Stone Mountain at the end of summer are altered drastically when he accidentally ends up wedded to Meggie. But Meggie refuses to settle for anything less than true love from her dream prince. The Garrison Keillor of romance, Morsi's ( Runabout ) stories are always filled with lively narration and generous doses of humor. This latest offering is no disappointment; it's as rich and heady as a jug of mountain "donk"--and just as hard to put down. 

 Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Love-Charm-biggestThe Love Charm
Rita Finalist: Long Historical

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Aida Gaudet is the most beautiful woman on the Vermillion River, and ordinary Armand Sonnier is in love with her. The problem is that Aida is to wed Armand's best friend, Laron Boudreau. The local healer convinces Aida that she is destined to learn the trade. Aida turns to Armand for help. Her memory isn't good and she asks Armand to write down all that the healer teaches her. The healer uses a few tricks of the trade to bring the couple together. But is it true love at work or a love charm? Colorful characters and a delightful story make this a charming read.
From Publishers Weekly
Morsi continues her heartland romances about insular societies?the rules they follow and the rules they get around. In 19th century Louisiana, five Acadians and a German search for love: Armand Sonnier fears he's not cute enough for Aida Gaudet, the prettiest girl on the Vermilion River; Laron Boudreau is pledged to Aida but in love with Helga Shotz, almost 10 years his senior and still married; and Jean Baptiste Sonnier and his wife Felicite are young and saddled with three children and a fourth on the way. As usual, Morsi's hero doesn't conform to the romantic ideal. In Simple Jess he was simpleminded; in The Love Charm, Armand is shorter than the heroine?when they finally dance she can see the part in his hair?and he's a virgin. In Morsi's finely drawn, anthropologically correct landscape, virtue enhances pleasure on the moral road of "Love. Sexual union. Procreation. Eternity." 
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Armand Sonnier and Aida Gaudet have loved each other all their lives-the problem is they just don't believe it! But one person knows what is meant to be; and when Orva Landry, the local wisewoman and "treater," lends a hand, things have a way of coming out right. Sympathetic and somewhat unconventional protagonists, a cast of remarkable secondary characters, and an abundance of Cajun lore and ambiance make this a charming romance. Fans of the novels of Jill Marie Landis or early LaVyrle Spencer may also enjoy Morsi's books. She won a Rita this year for Something Shady (Berkley, 1995) and lives in Texas.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

 



 

Garters-largeGarters
Rita Finalist: Best Romance, Best Historical

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

When Esme Crabb steps into the Vader general store one day in 1888, she wants just one thing - the storekeeper - and she has only one way to ensnare him: with the longest legs in all Tennessee. Esme is determined to wed a rich man to save her featherbrained sisters and worthless pa from a life of poverty, and Cleavis Rhy fits the bill perfectly. Handsome, citified Cleave doesn't intend to marry any hill girl, but Esme sees the desire in his eyes - and a gift of garters, intended to stop Esme's constant, tempting adjustment of her stockings, is his downfall. When the shocking news that Cleav gave Esme such an intimate gift gets around town, she becomes Mrs. Cleavis Rhy with breathtaking speed. Esme is surprised by the rapturous heights of their lovemaking, and she falls more and more in love with her new husband. But Cleav believes she married him only for his money - and to change his mind, she must now win his heart.


A lady doesn’t go courting…but that doesn’t matter a whit to Miss Esme Crabb. Unlike her featherbrained sisters, the proud, practical hill girl knows sweet talk won’t put food on the table – so she’s bent on finding a sensible choice…so amidst the cracker barrels and jam jars in his general store, Esme makes her move … She doesn’t realize that daring to set her sights on someone like Cleavis Rhy will turn the town-and her heart-upside down.

 


 

Wild-Oats-LargeWild Oats
Rita Finalist: Member's Golden Choice

Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly

Morsi's ( Garters ) down-home touch lends charm to her fairly ordinary story of small-town love. By giving her central characters a dash of sweet innocence, she even compensates for her less successful attempts to endow supporting characters with caustic wit. In the eight years since Cora Briggs divorced Luther, only son of the town matriarch, Maimie Briggs, Cora has largely been shunned by the folks of Dead Dog, Oklahoma Territory. So Cora is astonished when Jedwin Sparrow, the town's undertaker, comes calling--until he states his purpose: he hopes to obtain her favors in return for a "modest stipend." Cora indignantly advises Jedwin that women want romance, not propositions, but she cannot bring herself to dismiss the attractive young man completely. More enthusiastic than shrewd, Jedwin launches a seduction that ultimately heightens local interest in Cora while drawing the two of them into a relationship much deeper than the one he originally envisioned. Cora resolves to protect Jedwin from becoming a social outcast like herself. But he rejects protection, and a skeleton is about to emerge from Maimie Briggs's family closet.   Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

 

Runabout-LargeRunabout

Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly

Morsi's ( Garters ) novel has a strong sense of time and place. Set in Plattsville, Okla., when Woodrow Wilson was president, this novel recalls rural America in the days of carousels, country dances and the simple pleasures of church and home. The story begins when spunky but plain Tulsa May Bruder, the reverend's daughter, is publicly jilted by Dr. Odie Foote at their engagement party. Her best friend, Luther Briggs, the most attractive bachelor in town, vows to help her save face by a make-believe courtship. The plot develops with predictable self-discovery and the evolution from friendship to sexual passion. More unexpected is the relationship between Luther's younger brother Arthel and the beauty queen, Maybelle Penny. Luther and Arthel's mother was Native American, and the racial taunts of Maybelle (including names such as "Chief Buffalo Brain") serve as the aggressive catalyst of their relationship. The third coupling pairs Emma Dix, the town's fallen woman, and Doc Odie Foote. Emma Dix ran away with a married man but is given a chance to regain her reputation when she returns to nurse her dying father. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

 

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No Ordinary Princess
Rita Finalist: Long Historical

Editorial Reviews
Amazon.com Review

Pamela Morsi writes romance directly from the heart! Set in turn-of-the-century Texas, King Calhoun is a wildcatter with big dreams. His daughter, Princess, is just ordinary; not pretty, not smart, she's just a good-hearted woman with a whole lot of spunk. Quite a romantic, Princess falls in love at first sight with Tom Walker, a handsome roughrider. Tom dreams of wealth. If he can't earn it, he's not averse to marrying for it. He poses as a wealthy easterner to woo Princess, but finds--to his dismay--that he has fallen for her. When King and Princess learn of his betrayal, Tom is forced to choose what is of real value.
Product Description
Love and Oklahoma oil...
Brash and efficient, yet an incurable romantic, Princess "Cessy" Calhoun firmly believes in love at first sight. But at twenty-four she has never been smitten -- until a sophisticated gentleman named "Gerald" sweeps her off her feet. For her newfound romance Cessy will give up anything -- even her considerable fortune.
A handsome and rootless Rough Rider with a past and a crazy dream of "black gold," Tom Walker needed money and Cessy was swimming in it. So he created a refined alter ego to woo the rich man's daughter.
But Cessy's enthusiastic spirit is infectious. And from the ruins of his get-rich-quick scheme, Tom sees her in an appealing new light. But though he now yearns for this remarkable stranger, Cessy's heart will never truly be his-not as long as the lady "Gerald" married loves a lie.

 

Sealed-with-a-kiss-LargeSealed With A Kiss

Editorial Reviews
From Library Journal

When Gidry Chavis returns to his Texas hometown to reconcile with his dying father, he must also face Prudence Belmont, the fianc?e he jilted eight years ago with no more than a brief noteAa woman who is no longer a gullible girl but a determined grownup with ideas of her own. Morsi's strong sense of time (the 1890s) and place and lightly realistic humor add to a gentle romance that is pure AmericanaAand purely charming. Roses, streetlights, and a pair of well-matched protagonists combine in this well-written, captivating story of rekindled love that will definitely appeal to Morsi's many fans. Morsi (The Love Charm, LJ 11/15/96) is a Rita award-winning writer and lives in San Antonio, TX.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
 
Product Description
From the first moment she met her new Texas neighbor, Prudence Belmont was in love. When she was old enough for marriage Gidry Chavis promptly presented her with an engagement ring, and all her dreams seemed to have come true. But the hellraising Gidry disappeared before the wedding, leaving only a brief note in explanation.
My dear Miss Prudence, I have determined that it is best that we do not wed. Please forgive me and recall me with fondness.
Now Chavistown's notorious favorite son is back, wiser, remorseful, sunbrowned and manly. Everyone in town has accepted his transformation to a hardworking town leader--all except Pru. After all, only a man with wicked thoughts could believe that she, the president of the Ladies' Rose and Garden Society, would mail out racy postcards, and only a cad would demand bribes of kisses to keep quiet. If he thinks he can win her love again, he's wrong. Or is he?
My only lover, I am ready to fulfill your every desire, if you will agree to grant my dearest wish...Yours soon to be...
Sealed with a Kiss
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Something Shady
Rita Winner: Best Long Historical

Product Description

Shocking all of Venice, Missouri, when she bobs her hair, Gertrude Barkley is secretly admired from afar by Polish immigrant and successful businessman Mikolai Stefanski, until a scandalous misunderstanding brings them together.

Gertrude Barkley, unmarried and unapologetic, had already caused a lot of talk in Venice, Missouri, with her independent ways and her book-writing career. But when she bobbed her waist-length hair, the town gossips had a field day…
Mikolai Stefanski didn’t know what all the fuss was about. In fact, he rather liked Gertrude’s daring new look. A proud Polish immigrant, who had managed to become Venice’s most successful businessman, Mikolai had always admired Gertrude’s rebellious spunk-if only from afar. After all, he believed in doing things his own way, too – though he wasn’t quite as flamboyant about it.

They had lived in the same sleepy town for a long time. But it would take a scandalous discovery-and a wild misunderstanding-to make them appreciate each other in a whole new way …

courting_miss_hattie_coverCourting Miss Hattie
Rita Winner: Best Long Historical
 Product Description
The news spread like brush fire through the whole county when widower Ancil Drayton announced his intention to start courting Miss Hattie Colfax. She was certainly spirited and delightfully sweet natured, and she'd managed to run her family farm almost single-handedly. But wasn't a twenty-nine-year-old lady farmer too old to catch a husband?

An Irresistable Suitor.

All his life handsome, black-haired Reed Tyler had worked Miss Hattie's farm--and dreamed of one day settling down on his own piece of land with the pretty young woman he'd sworn to marry. Hattie was someone he could tell his hopes and troubles to--someone he looked on as a sister. So he thought, until the idea of Ancil Drayton calling on her made him seethe. Until the night a brotherly peck became a scorching kiss... and Reed knew nothing would bank the blaze--and that his best friend was the only woman he would ever love.


here_comes_the_bride_coverHere Comes The Bride

Rita Finalist: Long Historical

Book Description

There comes a time in every woman's life when she must get herself a man or give up the idea entirely...

After three long years of patiently waiting for her reluctant, handsome, gentlemanly Amos Dewey, to pop the question, Augusta Mudd--owner of her small town's biggest factory--decides it's time to take matters in her own hands. With the help of her friend, ruggedly attractive Rome Akers, she's determined to make Amos jealous--and get him to the altar--before it's too late.

 
Editorial Reviews
 From Library Journal
Rome Akers wasn't ready to settle down. But by pretending to make Augusta his partner for life he had a chance to become her business partner instead. Yet despite his best intentions, the closer he gets to this intelligent, sweet woman, the stronger his feelings grow. Their tantalizing conversations and tender kisses ignite a desire more passionate than Roman ever imagined. Soon he'll do anything to make Augusta a bride--but only if he gets to be the groom.
Undeterred by her current swain's refusal to get married, 31-year-old ice company owner Augusta Mudd decides he needs a little competition to bring him to his senses. But the deal Gussie strikes with her plant manager to act as her new love interest in return for a partnership in the firm has unintended results; and while the summer wedding that Gussie is planning may take place on schedule, the major players may not be the ones she originally had in mind. Peopled with endearing characters, steeped in Texas small-town ambiance, and sprinkled with Morsi's characteristic gentle humor and lively charm, this heartwarming romance provides a generous slice of Americana, nicely spiced with a dash of the unexpected. Morsi (The Sweetwood Bride) is a RITA Award-winning author and lives in Texas.  Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
 
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"An author with a deft perception of human nature." -- -- Indianapolis Star
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sweetwood_bride_coverSweetwood Bride
 
Book Description
It was without a doubt the most conniving, lowlife trick ever played on a man. But it was for a good cause...
Eulie Toby didn't like playing tricks, but the only way she could keep her younger orphaned siblings together was to get married--and Moss Collier was the perfect choice. Handsome and kind, he seemed so lonely living with his hermit uncle on that pretty sweep of Tennessee mountaintop. It didn't matter if their vows came at the end of a shotgun; Eulie promised Moss she'd make him the best wife in all of the Sweetwood.
But a young bride and a ready-made family were the last things on Moss's mind. He had big dreams of going West and nothing was going to stop him--not Eulie's sweet innocence...not her deliciously kissable lips...and especially not that growing warmth deep inside his heart every time she came near. Moss had plans all right--but he hadn't planned on falling in love.
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heaven_sent_coverHeaven Sent

Bestselling author Pamela Morsi's trademark blend of humor, down-to-earth-charm, and sweetly sensual romance have won her the highest praise from readers and critics alike. Here is one of her most delightful tales, tender as moonlight, hot as mountain moonshine. Ms Morsi's first novel.
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The Preacher's Daughter
When virtuous Hannah Bunch set out to trap herself a husband at the spinsterly age of twenty-six, she hardly dreamed she'd be compromised by a smoldering, blue-eyed stranger. Her reputation shattered, she promises to honor and cherish him always - never suspecting that his first touch will spark an unquenchable flame and his secret will threaten her life.
 
The moonshiner
From the moment he awoke to find a scandalously dressed woman lying next to him in the preacher's wellhouse, Henry Lee Watson knew his days as a free man were over. He had willingly assumed the risks of selling corn liquor in the Indian Territory, but he never thought he'd lose his freedom in marriage to a preacher's daughter. Then he got a taste of her passion, and he knew he must possess her body, heart and soul - no matter what the cost.
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