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Contemporary Romances


The Ghost of Squire House
a much loved romantic fantasy

For decades, the home built by reclusive artist, Paul Squire, stood empty on a windswept cliff overlooking the ocean. Those who attempted to live in the home soon fled in terror. Jennifer Barrett knows nothing of the history of the house she inherited. All she knows is that she's glad for the chance to make a new life for herself.

A compelling, prickly ghost with a tortured, guilt-ridden past, and a lonely heroine determined to start fresh find themselves in a battle of wills and emotion in this story of love, time, and chance.

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Seems Like Old Times
powerful tale of love, loss, and second chances

Lee Reynolds is unprepared for the torrent of memories that fill her when she returns to her small hometown. She soon discovers that, as much as she doesn't want to be there, events conspire to cause her to finally face her past. The most difficult part of that past is Tony Santos. Little does she expect that her feelings for him are still so strong...or his for her. But it is possible to forget the past? Or if not to forget, to forgive? Both she and Tony have changed a lot. Yet seeing him, simply talking with him, she finds that in her heart, it seems like old times...

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romantic suspense in far away plac

C.J. Perkins is trying to find her brother who went missing while on a Peace Corps assignment in Asia. All she knows is that the disappearance has something to do with a "White Dragon." Darius Kane, adventurer and bounty hunter, seems to be her only hope, and she practically shanghais him into helping her.

With a touch of the romantic adventure film "Romancing the Stone," C.J. and Darius follow a trail that takes them to through the narrow streets of Hong Kong, to the backrooms of San Francisco's Chinatown, to the wild jungles of Borneo, as they pursue both her brother and the White Dragon. The closer C.J. gets to them, the more danger she finds herself in—and it's not just danger of losing her life, but also of losing her heart.

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Historical Romances

Dance With A Gunfighter
Willa Cather Literary Award Best Historical Finalist

Gabriella Devere wants vengeance. She grows up quickly when she witnesses the murder of her family by a gang of outlaws, and vows to make them pay for their crime. When the law won't help her, she takes matters into her own hands. Jess McLowry left his war-torn Southern home to head West, where he hired out his gun. When he learns what happened to Gabriella's family, and what she plans, he knows a young woman like her will have no chance against the outlaws, and vows to save her the way he couldn't save his own family. But the price of vengeance is high and Gabriella's willingness to sacrifice everything ultimately leads to the book's deadly and startling conclusion.

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a tale of forbidden love

Turn-of-the-century San Francisco comes to life in this romance of star-crossed lovers whose love is forbidden by both society and the laws of the time.

Ruth Greer, daughter of a wealthy San Francisco shipping magnate, finds a young boy who has run away from his home in Chinatown--an area of gambling parlors, opium dens, and sing-song girls, as well as families grying to eke out a living. It is also home to a number of highbinder tongs, the infamous and deadly "hatchet men" of Chinese lore.

There, Ruth meets the boy's father, Li Han-lin, the handsome, enigmatic leader of one such tong, and discovers he is neither as frightening, cruel, or wanton as reputation would have her believe. As Ruth's fascination with the lawless area grows, she finds herself pulled deeper into its intrigue and dangers, particularly those surrounding Han-lin. But the two are from completely different worlds, and when both worlds are shattered by the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 that destroyed most of San Francisco, they face their ultimate test.

[Revised and expanded from the previously published Gold Mountain.]

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Just for fun...


Just for fun ...


An Angie Amalfi Cookbook of Favorite Desserts


Cozy mystery book lovers have been treated to a steady diet of scrumptious Angie Amalfi culinary mysteries since the mid-1990's. The books are a banquet of mostly Italian entrees and desserts, as befitting Angie Amalfi's heritage. In this cookbook, you'll find fifty fabulous dessert recipes, including an easy tiramisu, a simple cannoli, lots of biscotti, as well as a number of non-Italian but still mouth-watering recipes such as almond praline meringue cake, linzer torte, and even some French macarons.

The recipes and the whimsical watercolors that go along with them are derived from family favorites of the cookbook's author (the award-winning USA Today bestselling author of the Angie Amalfi mysteries) and its illustrator (an award-winning watercolor artist), who happen to be sisters. They hope this unique and easy-to-use cookbook will become a permanent part of any cookbook collection.

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The Battle for Chinatown after San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire

San Francisco's Chinatown was completely destroyed by the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire. It sat on prime real estate, and to many San Franciscan's, the destruction of the area known for tong wars, gambling, opium dens and "sing-song" girls was seen as the one blessing of the fire. But Chinatown was much more than that. To many people, it was home. Soon, a battle of words ensued between the San Franciscan governing body, and the Chinese people that had international implications. This is a study, using many primary sources, of that battle.

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