Annie McCauley has left the mobile home park where she grew up in West Texas to make a career as a high fashion model in NYC. She has the looks and determination, but she also has a few problems. One big problem is that she's the kind of woman that "things" happen to. Sometimes those things are accidental and sometimes they're nasty tricks played on her by her arch rival and former friend, Brittany Carstairs. A hot temper doesn't help matters.
Jenny and Alex are high school sweethearts intertwined in an idyllic romance that spans several decades. Their journey carries them through unexpected trials that challenge the security and the very foundation of their relationship. Jennyâ€™s fears of losing the only man sheâ€™s ever loved quickly become overshadowed by a tragedy she couldn't have imagined.
Over the years, Melanie Merton has used every trick and ruse to repel overeager gentlemen callers without ever revealing the real reason she wonâ€™t say yes to an offer of marriage. When neighbor Walter George jumps to her defense against slurs cast by suitor number twelve, he also pries into her pastâ€”uncovering the circumstances around a tragic loss in her childhood and her aversion to being touched by anyone.
In this two-work anthology we meet characters as diverse as the sweet, shy Linda and her femme fatale sister, Tessa; the likeable, loyal Lisa and her selfish stepmother-to-be, Eleanor, as well as an engaging group of their friends and family.
Father Tim Kavanaghâ€™s adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple. So the plan is to eliminate the cost of catering and do potluck. Ought to be fun.
Stellaâ€™s mama never shouldâ€™ve put Stella on the church prayer list. With Stellaâ€™s twenty-seventh birthday coming up fast, Nancy desperately wants to see her daughter married and giving her grandbabies. Petitioning heaven seems like a surefire way to get it done. But in Cadillac, Texas, where the gossipâ€™s hotter than the cityâ€™s famous jalapeĂ±o peppers, it isnâ€™t long before all hell breaks loose.
Megan McGowen has strong theories on love - or rather, against it. She loves the single life, and has no intentions of settling down - unless of course someone can give her an honest, legitimate reason to change her mind.
The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again.