Contemporary Romance

Call Me Mom
ISBN:  0-373-70628-6
Harlequin Superromance ~ December 1994

ABBY DRAKE:  Being an instant mother was hard enough.  But she'd certainly never planned to live in Pine Cove, Washington, a town so small, it didn't even appear on the map.  She'd never expected to live in hiding, either, or to tell so many lies.  But she'd do anything to keep her niece and nephew safe.  Even if that meant pretending to be married--and losing her own chance at love...

KURT MORGAN.  Being a single father with a nine-year-old son was hard enough.  He didn't need any more complications.  Like falling in love with the woman he knew as Abby Harris.  Mrs. Abby Harris.  A woman who told a lot of lies. A woman who had something to hide...

Reissued in 2011 as 

Picture Perfect
ISBN 13: 978-0373364299
Harlequin Heartwarming  



This Montana Home 
ISBN: 0-373-70692-8
Harlequin Superromance ~ April 1996

Clint Andrews has come to Broken Bow, Montana--to his uncle's ranch--on doctor's orders.  A stressful career, an ugly divorce and a family--three kids he adores but isn't sure he knows how to parent--have taken their toll. Now, and for the next few months, he's traded his suit and tie for jeans and cowboy boots, he's spending time with his children, and he's helping out on a neighboring farm, because that's what people do in places like this.

Gail Wheeler's father's illness has brought her home to the family ranch, and she's grateful Clint is giving her parents a hnd.  But she's having a hard time fighting her other feelings about him--feelings that have nothing to do with gratitude.  Because, although she loves having his kids round--especially four-year-old Megan, Gail knows she can never be a stepmother again.

(Currently out of print) 


Keeping Her Safe 
ISBN:  0-373-70744-4
Harlequin Superromance ~ June 1997

When DJ Woodward learned her father was alive, despite the fact that her mother always told her otherwise, she was fuming!  It didn't occur to her that her mother had been trying to protect her for thirty years.  After all, what was so threatening about a long-lost father?  But why was DJ so reluctant to tell her own four-year-old daughter she had a grandfather?

Adam McAllister was fuming, too.  Why hadn't DJ's mother told her the truth about Larry Galloway?  Didn't she realize she was putting DJ and her daughter at risk?  His hands were tied by his job--as DJ's bodyguard.  Worse, he was beginning to care less about the job than he did about the woman herself.

If he couldn't tell DJ the truth--and she deserved no less--how could he ever keep her safe?

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Send Me No Flowers 

  • ISBN-10: 0515122262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515122268
  • Jove - February 1998

The perfect Valentine's Day indulgence...a heartwarming collection of stories by today's bestselling romance writers. Four stories of passion and love: Primrose Lane by Katherine Sutcliffe, A Secret Cupid by Rachel Lee, For C. Who Changed My Life by Kate Freiman, Send Me No Flowers by Sherry Lewis

Currently Out of Print

Let it Snow

ISBN:  0-373-70816-5
Harlequin Superromance - December 1998

Christmas in Colorado...

The men in Marti Johanssen's life seem determined to ruin her Christmas. Her teenage son wants to move in with his dad; her father wants her to reconcile with her ex so the Colorado family ranch will be in "capable" hands.  And for some reason, Gil, her ex-husband, is being more attentive than he ever was during their marriage.

Fortunately, Rick Dennehy, the attractive widower next door, seems quite happy not to be involved in Marti's life.  He's made it perfectly clear that he's back in Colorado only for as long as it takes to sell his property.

Too bad.  Marti's beginning to wish she had a man like Rick under her Christmas tree.



A Man For Mom
ISBN: 0-373-70826-2
Harlequin Superromance - February 1999

What have you resolved to do by the year 2000?
What Sharon Lawrence's two daughters are determined to do is find a man for their mother.  They even share their plans with Gabe Malone--part owner of the company Sharon's hired to renovate her house.  Before long, Sharon is "accidentally" meeting one inappropriate man after another.

At first, Gabe's amused by the girls' schemes.  But now that he's getting to know Sharon, he hates the idea of all these dates.  He's beginning to think he may be the only single man in the neighborhood who's not part of the Man Plan.   

And he's beginning to wish his name was on the list.

Reissued in 2011 as

New Year, New Love
Harlequin Heartwarming



For The Baby's Sake
ISBN: 0-373-70883-1
Harlequin Superromance - Early 2000

When Mark Taylor learns he has a two-year-old son, he has only one thing in mind:  find the boy and bring him home.  So he hires a private investigator and discovers that when Jared was born, his mother gave him up--to her cousin, Dionne Black.

Mark goes to Boise, Idaho, to meet his child.  But when he sees Dionne and Jaren together, he realizes his plan to separate them will make both of them miserable.  So he suggests the obvious compromise:  marriage.  For the baby's sake...

Currently Out of Print

That Woman in Wyoming
ISBN: 0-373-70974-9
Harlequin Superromance ~ March 2001

He's only doing his job--but he's breaking her heart.

Bounty hunter Max Gardner's latest case brings him to Serenity, Wyoming, where he meets Reagan McKenna and her teenaged daughters.  Max can't help admiring the way Reagan puts her family before everything.  Her daughters and her younger brother mean the world to her. 

Suddenly Serenity--with its small-town charm--seems the perfect place to live.  And Reagan and her children the perfect family for Max.

Until he learns that the fugitive he's come to catch just happens to be Reagan's brother...

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Mr. Congeniality
ISBN: 0-373-71072-0
Harlequin Superromance ~ July 2002

Dean Sheffield has been hurt-in more ways than one.  The car accident that robbed him of his baseball career also took away the woman he loved.  Now he's starting over with a new businessthe Eagle's Nest Dude Ranch in Whistle River, Montana.  He's also been asked to take his teenage nephew for the summer, but Dean has no idea what's in store for him.  The only thing he does know is that women are the last thing on his mind.   

Annie Holladay is also starting over, gearing up for a new career and spending a few precious months with her daughter before Nessa moves in with Annie's soon-to-be ex-husband.  Annie also has her hands full working at the Eagle's Nest for the summer, especially after she realizes that she and Dean are attracted to each other.  

It's too bad they agree it's not the right time to start a relationship because the attraction between them is becoming a distraction for them both.



The Christmas Wife
ISBN: 0-37371169-7
Harlequin Superromance ~ November 2003

Molly has returned to Serenity for Homecoming...but will she stay forever?  

Beau Julander, a single father of two, is having trouble juggling the responsibilities of career, home and family. And his work for the Homecoming Week Committee makes this time of year really busy--but not too busy to get reacquainted with Molly Shepherd, a girl he barely knew in high school. 

His attraction to Molly and her obvious interest in him soothe the damage done to his ego when his ex-wife walked out on him, but he's keenly aware of how his kids have been hurt by the divorce, and he doesn't want to make things worse for them by becoming involved in a relationship that's only temporary. But Beau and his kids soon find out that Molly is not a temporary kind of woman--she's in for the long run.

Also released as: 

Christmas Homecoming
Harlequin Heartwarming
December 2011



The Children's Cop
ISBN: 0-373-71237-5
Harlequin Superromance ~ November 2004

Did Angel run away?  Or was she taken?

Detective Lucy Montalvo's job in the juvenile division of Missing Persons at the Houston Police Departent may not be the easiest job in the world--but what's more rewarding than reuniting a missing child with her family?  Now she's searching for Angelina Beckett, a young girl with a troubled past.  Estranged from her friends and misunderstood by her family, Lucy feels all alone. 

That is, until she meets Jackson Davis, Angel's uncle.  They make a good team--but what about when the case is finished?  How can she admit to him the things she's never told anyone about her job?  Will he still be able to trust her? 

Book Two in the Women in Blue series
featuring these other titles:

10/04 The Partner by Kay David
11/04 The Children's Cop by Sherry Lewis
 12/04 The Witness by Linda Style
1/05 Her Little Secret by Anna Adams
 2/05 She Walks the Line by Roz Denny Fox
3/05 A Mother's Vow by KN Casper




High Mountain Home
ISBN: 0-373-71275-8
Harlequin Superromance ~ May 2005

Once upon a time, a young woman named Siddah King arrived in Libby, Montana.  There she met a wonderful man who became a good father to her son.  Then the man died.  

Siddah has worked hard to keep body and soul together, but her attempts to create a better life for her son are backfiring.  Bobby needs help--help that comes in the unexpected form of Gabe King, the older brother her husband idolized, who has just come home for the first time in ten years.

As a mother, Siddah can't help but admit that Bobby is benefiting from Gabe's presence.  But what about her?  Torn between Gabe and loyalty to her husband's memory, she can't help wondering--what would have happened if she'd met Gabe first? 

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Her Secret Family
ISBN: 0-373-71349-5
Harlequin Superromance ~ May 2006

Behind every code of silence…
Detective Jolene Preston has the right to expect backup from her partner, but the sexist attitude from the rest of the force is something the narcotic squad’s lone woman fights on her own. Until she discovers a thirty-year cover-up, exposing her Cherokee heritage—and a prejudice she can’t take on alone.

…lies a multitude of sins
Mason Blackfox grudgingly helps the rookie trace her family history because he knows personally that lies cause only hurt. But then his own daughter demands to know the truth about her grandparents, and Mason needs the lady cop. She’s the only one who can possibly understand.

Count on a Cop . . . when there’s nowhere else to turn.


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