A Cold Creek Christmas Surprise, available December 2013
Ridge Bowman’s book!
When city girl Haven Whitmore shows up at the River Bow ranch the day a week before Christmas, she is an answer to prayer for Ridge Bowman. The hardened rancher and oldest Bowman brother faces a messy clean-up from his sister’s wedding the day before. Believing Haven to be from the crew he hired to help, he sets her to work. But after she’s injured helping him, he discovers she’s not from the cleaning crew. Who is this quiet, lovely mysterious woman who showed up in possession of one of his murdered parents’ precious works of art? Can the two of them solve the mystery – and learn to trust each other in order to heal from the scars of their past?
Caidy Bowman had been the apple of her family’s eye – until a devastating tragedy forced her to hide from the world. She was used to devoting her time to the animals on her family’s ranch. Then widower Ben Caldwell and his two adorable children arrived in Pine Gulch, and suddenly, Caidy wanted more than a life in the shadows …
As the town’s new vet, Ben needed a place to stay for the holidays – and for his family to heal from their own loss. He absolutely wasn’t looking for love again! But Caidy Bowman’s sparkling green eyes and sweet smile touched Ben’s broken heart, giving him hope for a new future. Their future – if he could convince the beautiful cowgirl that Christmas was a time for new beginnings …
A COLD CREEK REUNION
April 2012, Special Edition
“He was the one you called when you needed rescuing … But who was Taft Bowman going to call when he needed help? Because ten years ago Laura Pendleton, the love of his life, had left town without a word, then or since. Now she was back, with a new last name–and two adorable, high-needs little ones in tow. Well, Taft had been stupid enough to let her go once before…he wasn’t about to make the same mistake again. He’d never stopped loving her–and one look at those adorable little faces and he knew that he was meant to be with Laura and her kids forever. All he had to do was convince her that this time he was a man she could count on!”
CHRISTMAS IN COLD CREEK
November 2011, Special Edition
Police chief Trace Bowman blames himself for his parents’ murders and has lived with the guilt and pain for a decade. If he hadn’t gotten involved with the wrong woman, they would still be alive. He has tried to atone in the years since by serving the people of Pine Gulch and Cold Creek Canyon to the best of his ability but still feels like it’s not enough.
The last person he would be interested in is someone like Rebecca Parsons, the new waitress at The Gulch. She doesn’t belong here. She’s too sleek, too polished … and too clumsy to even handle a service tray. Not to mention those secrets in her big green eyes. What’s a big-city lawyer doing waiting tables at a little café in Idaho anyway?
Becca would love to know the answer to that herself. She had her life so carefully arranged, until scandal forced her from her comfortable life. Out of money and just barely wriggling out of being charged with crimes she didn’t commit in Phoenix, she had few options left to her but to move to the little house in Pine Gulch her absentee father willed to her. She’s adjusting and even coming to enjoy her new life … if only she didn’t have to deal with a sexy, suspicious lawman along the way.
A THUNDER CANYON CHRISTMAS
Winner, Best SSE, 2010 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award
Elise Clifton is back in Thunder Canyon for a family reunion — with her newly discovered parents. Now rumors are flying about the woman behind the town’s hottest story and Matt Cates – the tall, dark, gorgeous cowboy who’s making Elise long to turn the past into a future … with him.
Ever since he came home to Montana, Matt’s been trying to live down his wild playboy reputation. And the moment he sees the petite blonde again, he doesn’t have eyes for anyone else. Will Matt’s love for Elise become the town’s next big headline? Can Thunder Canyon’s most honorable cowboy persuade Elise to tie the knot with him and turn this Christmas into a true season for giving?
“Good storytelling and genuine characters make this story an engaging one.”
– Romantic Times, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick
A COLD CREEK BABY
October 2010, SSE
Nominee, best SSE of 2010, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award
Easton Springhill has loved Cisco Del Norte since the day he showed up at Winder Ranch, a scared, lonely twelve-year-old tangled up in the foster care system. For years, she has kept her love tucked away inside her heart, certain the hard, dangerous wanderer that frightened boy has become won’t welcome it.
But when Cisco returns to Cold Creek, injured and in trouble, he knows Easton is the only one he can turn to for help. She can’t refuse him … but how can she hope to hold him for good this time?
“A solid plot, realistic, compelling characters and strong tension make this story hard to put down.”
– Romantic Times, 4 ½ stars