Anchorage, Alaska: A prominent Danish volcano scientist, Asger Vad and his wife and son, are found shot on the outskirts of the city.
The killer has placed the victims around a table on which there is a doll house with four small dolls and a pile of volcano ashes. However, one person is missing at the table.
The Family’s 11-year-old daughter has disappeared from the house, and a massive search starts. Has she run away, or did the killer take her? Also, what secrets do the family keep?
Making a difference…transforming lives… This year, the recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words Award are three women whose selfless deeds and far-reaching goals are helping to build stronger, safer communities. Now three bestselling Harlequin authors honor these remarkable women with stories inspired by their extraordinary contributions.
In A Place in Her Heart, Boston bakery owner and women’s shelter volunteer Katy McShea has traveled far to overcome her traumatic past. But apparently not far enough, because Callum Walsh suddenly reenters her life. The handsome navy SEAL doesn’t have a clue how she felt about him in high school…or what happened after he shipped out.
But unbeknownst to many, Travis is haunted by the mysterious death of his wife three years before. He carries with him the guilt of not being there to protect the one person who meant everything to him. He has buried his wife, but his heart refuses to accept that the body six feet under is hers. His obsessive search for her leads him deep into the trenches of covert ops—where everything is not what it seems.
Caitlin Kincaid has been on the run for a while. The sum of her memories began three years ago when she awakened with a broken arm and leg and a severe concussion. Hunted down by a secret group within the U.S. government, her companion persuades her to stay off the grid because of the standing kill order on their heads.
Madison Waters knows exactly what she wants to do with her life. She’s already working for one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston as a research assistant, and in a few short months, she will finally graduate from Harvard and collect her law degree. Everything she’s worked so hard to accomplish is well within her reach.
But when Madison has to take an unexpected trip back home, she’s blindsided by the one thing she never anticipated. A man who not only tests her patience but tempts her heart. Madison doesn’t have time for love, and a love as consuming as his will only derail her perfectly laid plans.
She’ll fight them to the end…
…Or die trying.
With enemies closing in on her, Bailey Ross has nowhere to run–except into the arms of a sexy stranger, who promises to keep her safe.
But the irresistible and mysterious vampire, Erick Thorson might be a little more than she bargained for. As they begin to grow closer and their chemistry ignites, they realize that their lives are more in jeopardy than ever before. Can Erick live up to his promise of sanctuary in a world of danger and doom?
A tragic love story methodically woven around a fallen country music star, a beautiful dancer, a 13 year old child genius and a powerful, psychopathic judge.
A friend pulls out a Ouija board and asks you to play. It’s just a game, right? But when the Ouija board reveals a secret you’ve never disclosed, then “the spirit” asks you to warn his living sister that she is about to be murdered. What would you do? This is the scenario that tragically entangles the lives of Max Allen, Carla Cecil and Bradford Doss.
Max is a disgraced fallen country music star trying to survive his ignominy by escaping to the islands to find a new direction and purpose for his life.
In true Zoe Donovan fashion, Zoe ends up in jail on the second night of her honeymoon after she finds herself the only suspect in the first murder Heavenly Island has seen in a decade. Although she has been ordered to leave the investigation to a man known only as Toad, she can’t help but snoop around just a bit while enjoying the tropical paradise with new husband Zak. In the midst of enjoying days at the beach and moonlit walks under the stars, she discovers a truth about the island that might very well put those she loves in danger.
What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.
In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work?and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control.
Ready to graduate college and start her dream career, Vivi DuVal’s confidence is shaken when her boyfriend drops a bomb that sends her spinning…right into the arms of heroic Lane Kettering.
But what starts out as a romantic beach fling is about to end up as fodder for the tabloids when Lane’s secret is unexpectedly revealed and Vivi finds herself in extremely hot and tempting water.
There’s something undeniably sexy about a man in uniform. No matter their sport, these strong, talented heroes know how to get your pulse racing:
- Wildly: Former Wimbledon champion Grayson Schyler discovers the gal he once knew as wild child Shauna Marino is still trouble: She makes his life sweeter one moment – and hell the next.
- Seductively: Russian hockey player Dominic Chekovsky appeals to B&B owner Diana Spenner to help him even the score by doing the impossible: keep his adoring female fans in check.
- Conveniently: Juan Santiago, a two-time gold medalist on the U.S. Olympic men’s downhill ski team, has been warned to avoid a scandal. Will marrying a CEO’s daughter, Dana Reese, on a whim wipe out everything he’s worked for?
- Secretly: There’s no way in hell Gary Satchel, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, will let his best bud’s sister, Angie Swanson, move in with him when she’s down on her luck. But there’s no such thing as a safety play when it comes to love.
- Surprisingly: Bruce Coldwell, world-class pro bass fisherman, creates the perfect bait to hook a supermodel – he asks his friend and her neighbor, Crista Johnson, to pose as his lover. Ah, but Bruce might’ve reeled in the wrong fish . . . um, woman. Hook, line, and sinker!
He was there when I needed him.
He showed up like some kind of hero and saved me.
I wanted him to stay, I wanted to get to know him… I wanted him.
But he always left without a word.
The last time I saw him, he was in the backseat of a police car for a murder that I committed.
In this enchanting retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday, a royal prince tries to escape his hectic and rigid life and ends up leading a young graduate student on a chase through the Eternal City.
Julia Costa is too busy trying to complete her PhD while also holding down a full-time job as a private tour guide in Rome to keep up with celebrity gossip. So when she crosses paths with a real, actual prince, she mistakes him for a client and takes him on a daylong tour of the city.
When the Civil War ends, where can a former Confederate soldier go to escape the long memories of neighbors who supported the winning side? Where can Johnny Reb go when he can’t go home?
He can go out West, where the land is hard, where there is danger on every side, and where no one cares for whom you fought – only how well you can do it.
Walt Ames, a former cavalryman with the First Virginia, is headed West with little more than a rifle, a revolver, and a pocket full of looted Yankee gold.