New Release Books by JoAnn Ross

JoAnn Ross is the author of Snowflakes and Starlight (2022), The Inheritance (2021), Far Harbor (2021), Finding Her Hero (2020), Summer on Mirror Lake (2019) and other 211 books.

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Snowflakes and Starlight

release date: Sep 27, 2022
Snowflakes and Starlight
’Tis the season for cozy stories of falling in love Here Comes Trouble by Debbie Macomber After rival columnist Nolan Adams writes an unflattering piece about rookie journalist Maryanne Simpson, she decides to make some big life changes. She needs to show the tough, streetwise Nolan that she deserves his respect. When they end up as neighbors, Maryanne discovers that she can’t resist Nolan’s gruff charm, and although he doesn’t seem to be an appropriate match for a socialite, Maryanne has other ideas! Once Upon a Wedding by JoAnn Ross Desiree Marchand doesn’t have time for any complications ahead of her friend’s wedding—especially not her ex-boyfriend, rock star Bastien Broussard. Unfortunately, the wedding is down a singer…and whether Desiree likes it or not, Bastien is the perfect man for the job. An Alaskan Christmas Homecoming by Jennifer Snow The only thing Griffin Geller wants for Christmas is to reconcile with his family, which would take a real miracle. They haven’t spoken to him in the three months he’s been back in Wild River, Alaska. But when Jade Frazier walks into his tattoo shop, determined to decorate the front window, she helps remind Griffin that Christmas can be a season for second chances…in life as well as love.

The Inheritance

release date: Sep 07, 2021
The Inheritance
“Moving… This engrossing and hopeful story will hold readers from start to finish.”—Publishers Weekly “Family secrets, complex characters and a glorious setting make The Inheritance a rich, compelling read...JoAnn Ross at her best!” —Sherryl Woods, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Magnolias series With a dramatic wartime love story woven through, JoAnn Ross''s brilliant new novel is a gorgeous generational saga about the rivalry, history and loyalty that bond sisters together When conflict photographer Jackson Swann dies, he leaves behind a conflict of his own making when his three daughters, each born to a different mother, discover that they’re now responsible for the family’s Oregon vineyard—and for a family they didn’t ask for. After a successful career as a child TV star, Tess is, for the first time, suffering from a serious identity crisis, and grieving for the absent father she’s resented all her life. Charlotte, brought up to be a proper Southern wife, gave up her own career to support her husband''s political ambitions. On the worst day of her life, she discovers her beloved father has died, she has two sisters she never knew about and her husband has fallen in love with another woman. Natalie, daughter of Jack’s longtime mistress, has always known about her half sisters, and has dreaded the day when Tess and Charlotte find out she’s the daughter their father kept. As the sisters reluctantly gather at the vineyard, they’re soon enchanted by the Swann family matriarch and namesake of Maison de Madeleine wines, whose stories of bravery in WWII France and love for a wounded American soldier will reveal the family legacy they''ve each inherited and change the course of all their lives.

Far Harbor

release date: Jun 29, 2021
Far Harbor
The sequel to \"Homeplace.\" Shaken by the failure of her marriage, Savannah Townsend returns to her hometown of Coldwater Cove to open a bed & breakfast. There, she meets Daniel O''Halloran and together the two come to terms with their pasts, discover old secrets, and reinforce their belief in familial bonds.

Finding Her Hero

release date: Jun 02, 2020
Finding Her Hero
Live, love, connect: come home to romance this summer It Happened One Week by JoAnn Ross Smugglers’ Inn was once a refuge for Amanda Stockenberg…and a place to find love. Now, ten years later, Amanda is back, this time for a corporate retreat. Dane Cutter is still working at the inn—and still as dangerous to her equilibrium as ever. Suddenly, Amanda isn’t sure what she wants. She has one week. Seven days to choose between achieving all her dreams or reuniting with the man she never stopped loving. Romancing the Wallflower by Michelle Major Kindergarten teacher Erin MacDonald isn’t the type to make the first move on a man—especially gorgeous David McCay, her secret crush. But when a crisis involving one of her pupils offers a chance to help the pro baseballer turned brewery owner, Erin makes a shocking suggestion! David is nobody’s hero. So why can’t he convince the sweet, kindhearted beauty that she deserves better than him?

Summer on Mirror Lake

release date: Jun 11, 2019
Summer on Mirror Lake
Summertime is the best time to lose yourself in the romance of Honeymoon Harbor… When he lands in the emergency room after collapsing at the funeral of a colleague and friend, Wall Street hotshot Gabriel Mannion initially rejects the diagnosis of an anxiety attack. But when warned that if he doesn’t change his adrenaline-fueled, workaholic lifestyle he could end up like his friend, Gabe reluctantly returns to his hometown of Honeymoon Harbor to regroup. As he adjusts to the sight of mountains instead of skyscrapers, Gabe discovers advantages to this small Pacific Northwest town he once couldn’t wait to escape. But it’s irresistible librarian Chelsea Prescott who, along with the two foster children she’s taken under her wing, makes slowing down seem like the best prescription ever. Over the course of their summer romance, Gabe gets a taste of the life he might have had if he’d taken a different path. But with his return to New York City looming on the horizon, he’ll have to choose between the success he’s worked tirelessly for and a ready-made family who offers a very different, richly rewarding future…if he’ll only take the risk.

Just One Look

release date: Apr 01, 2022
Just One Look
Look for Just One Look, the exciting new novel from JoAnn Ross, available from HQN books Apr 01, 2022. Pre-order your copy today!

All I Want for Christmas: A Holiday Sampler

release date: Dec 01, 2018
All I Want for Christmas: A Holiday Sampler
** FREE DIGITAL SAMPLER FEATURING EXTENDED EXCERPTS FROM TOP NEW BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS ** ‘Tis the season to get lost in a great book! When the days turn cold, and the nights are long, it’s time to get cozy by a warm fire with a great book! This FREE, must-read sampler will give you a taste of eight unforgettable books—from sweet stories to passionate tales and thought-provoking narratives, it is sure to help you narrow down your Christmas reading list! Featuring extended excerpts from: Want Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates The Sergeant’s Christmas Mission by Joanne Sims Undercover Connection by Heather Graham Wyoming Legend by Diana Palmer Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith A Rancher for Christmas by Stella Bagwell

Champagne and Moonlight

release date: Nov 01, 2018
Champagne and Moonlight
From New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross comes a classic tale about finding love for the holidays! Actress Shiloh Beauregard has no luck when it comes to finding a reliable man. When her sister invites her to a New Year’s Eve party in Aspen, she jumps at the chance to meet someone new. But when Shiloh is stranded in a snowstorm, she is forced to seek shelter in the small town of Paradise. It’s the last place she thinks to find love, but the irresistible doctor Matt McCandless sweeps her off her feet. For one night she allows herself to indulge in the holiday magic. It’s a new year, yet her fresh start might have more than one surprise in store… Originally published in 1996.

Deck the Fall: Your First Taste of Christmas Sampler

release date: Nov 04, 2018
Deck the Fall: Your First Taste of Christmas Sampler
** FREE DIGITAL SAMPLER FEATURING EXTENDED EXCERPTS FROM TOP NEW HOLIDAY BOOKS ** Deck the fall! Carve out a little me time and get into the holiday spirit with a sneak peek at four great seasonal books. Whether you’re looking for a Christmas romance that will whisk you off to a picturesque town, an uplifting tale of fate and redemption, or a clever family drama centered around the holidays, this sampler will give you a taste of it all. Don’t delay—download now and curl up with this fireside read today! Featuring extended excerpts from: The Sergeant’s Christmas Mission by Joanne Sims Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony The Twins’ Family Christmas by Lee Tobin McClean

Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane

release date: Oct 30, 2018
Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane
“Readers won’t want to leave the heartwarming stories of Honeymoon Harbor and its characters’ second chances at life and love.”—Publishers Weekly “Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane is another deftly crafted gem of a romance novel by an author who is an impressively consistent master of the genre.”—Midwest Book Review Lose yourself in the magic, charm and romance of Christmas in the Pacific Northwest as imagined in JoAnn Ross’s heartwarming Honeymoon Harbor series. Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Jolene Wells is forever indebted to the mother who encouraged her to fly—all the way to sunny LA and a world away from Honeymoon Harbor. Although Jolene vowed never to look back, returning home isn’t even a question when her mom faces a cancer scare. Which means running into Aiden Mannion all over town, the first boy she ever loved—and lost—and whom she can barely look in the eye. Aiden’s black-sheep reputation may have diminished when he joined the marines, but everything he’s endured since has left him haunted. Back in Honeymoon Harbor to heal, he’s talked into the interim role of police chief, and the irony isn’t lost on the locals, least of all Aiden. But seeing Jolene after all these years is the unexpected breath of fresh air he’s been missing. He’s never forgotten her through all his tours, but he’s not sure anymore that he’s the man she deserves. Despite the secret they left between them all those years ago, snow is starting to fall on their picturesque little town, making anything seem possible…maybe even a second chance at first love.

Once Upon a Wedding

release date: Sep 25, 2018
Once Upon a Wedding
Return to Honeymoon Harbor with New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross’s charming new novella! Weddings are an occasion for joy, but Desiree Marchand is a bundle of nerves. She doesn’t have time for complications ahead of her friend’s wedding—especially not her ex-boyfriend. She doesn’t know what Bastien Broussard is doing in Honeymoon Harbor, but she wants nothing to do with him. Unfortunately, the wedding is down a singer—and whether Desiree likes it or not, rock star Bastien is the perfect man for the job. After years traveling the world, the only place Bastien wants to be is by Desiree’s side. He’s ready to fight for her, even if he has to serenade himself past her defenses—but can he finally prove to her that their love is worth the risk? “[JoAnn] Ross spins a warm romance amid a setting loaded with charm… Ross’s insight into both romantic attraction and family dynamics is striking.” —Publishers Weekly

Dance with a Dynasty

release date: Jun 01, 2018
Dance with a Dynasty
A fan-favorite from New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross, originally published as The Prince and the Showgirl in 1993. Sabrina Darling has always fantasized about becoming a princess. But when her marriage collapses and she learns that her father died owing millions to the IRS, Sabrina is about the furthest she can get from royalty. Until she meets Prince Burke, that is. He’s everything Sabrina has ever wanted—except that she stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. If Prince Burke is too good to be true, what will it take for Sabrina to find her happily ever after?

Home by the Sea

release date: Apr 01, 2018
Home by the Sea
From New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross comes a fan favorite story about a hero for hire! Lucas Kincaid is done with being a bodyguard—or so he thought. He was just about to leave for a long overdue vacation to Alaska on his boat, except he’s pulled back for one last assignment. Bestselling romance author Grace Fairfield is in desperate need of help, and that means hiring Lucas. Somebody at the romance writers’ conference wants to hurt Grace, so Lucas must guard her day and night. He quickly realizes that he’s willing to risk anything to keep the lovely Grace safe—and willing to risk even more for a future together… Originally published as 1-800-Hero in 1998.

The Long Way Back

release date: Apr 01, 2018
The Long Way Back
From New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross comes a classic tale about coming home again! Caine O’Halloran lost his heart broken more than once. Ten years ago, Caine had married the only woman he’s ever loved, Nora Anderson. However, when he lost their son in a tragic car accident, Nora never forgave him, and the death destroyed their marriage. But now Caine’s retired from his career as a baseball pitcher, and he has come back home to win Nora back. Now a busy doctor, Nora doesn’t have time to risk getting hurt again. Caine will have to convince her, and himself, that they deserve a second chance. Originally published as The Return of Caine O’Halloran in 1994.

Midnight Runaway

release date: Apr 01, 2018
Midnight Runaway
From New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross comes a fan favorite tale about the lengths we go to for love! Claren Wainwright is a runaway bride. Fleeing from her wedding, and the fiancé who never really loved her, she needs a place to lay low. So, she’s returning to her family home in Port Vancouver. The sprawling home is the perfect place to lick her wounds alone, except the infuriating Dash Mackenzie won’t stop popping up. Claren’s late uncle was involved in some dirty business, and Dash is determined to find out if Claren was involved. He’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, but he is prepared to put his heart on the line? Originally published as The Knight in Shining Armor in 1992.

Home to Honeymoon Harbor

release date: Apr 01, 2018
Home to Honeymoon Harbor
New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross invites you to discover Honeymoon Harbor with the captivating prequel to her brand-new romance series! The rivalry between the Mannion and Harper families has divided them for over a century. Which is why, when John Mannion and Sarah Harper fall in love, they become the small seaport town’s very own Romeo and Juliet. But in Honeymoon Harbor, nothing—not even an infamous family feud—is a match for love.

Between Friends

release date: Feb 27, 2018
Between Friends
The story of a remarkable friendship—told in a remarkable way. A story in which every woman will recognize herself…and her best friend Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski. Two girls from very different backgrounds become best friends in the turbulent Ô60s, but their circumstances and choices—and their mistakes—take them in opposite directions. Lesley stays in their hometown. She marries young, living a life defined by the demands of small children, never enough money, and an unfaithful husband. Jill lives those years on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War, and then as an idealistic young lawyer in New York City. But they always remain friends. Through the years and across the miles, Jill and Lesley confide everything to each other—every grief and joy. Because the quality of a friendship is the quality of a life. Bonus Novella: Home to Honeymoon Harbor by JoAnn Ross The rivalry between the Mannion and Harper families has divided them for over a century. Which is why, when John Mannion and Sara Harper fall in love, they become the small seaport town’s very own Romeo and Juliet. But in Honeymoon Harbor, nothing—not even an infamous family feud—is a match for love.

DARK DESIRES

release date: Sep 03, 2017
DARK DESIRES
【A story by New York Times bestselling author becomes a comic!】After a major incident, Savannah retires from her career as a gifted actress and starts working primarily as a composer. Blake, a charismatic director, has rumors circling around him that he attempted to murder his ex-wife. He becomes enamored with Savannah’s ability and wants her to handle the music for his next film. Uncertain of the gossip about him, Savannah hesitates to work with Blake. Then, when they meet, the first thing he tells her is, “I wonder if I can stop myself from seducing you…” What on earth is he thinking?

DARK DESIRES

release date: Sep 03, 2017
DARK DESIRES
【A story by New York Times bestselling author becomes a comic!】After a major incident, Savannah retires from her career as a gifted actress and starts working primarily as a composer. Blake, a charismatic director, has rumors circling around him that he attempted to murder his ex-wife. He becomes enamored with Savannah’s ability and wants her to handle the music for his next film. Uncertain of the gossip about him, Savannah hesitates to work with Blake. Then, when they meet, the first thing he tells her is, “I wonder if I can stop myself from seducing you…” What on earth is he thinking?

WANTED!

release date: Mar 13, 2017
WANTED!
Jessica, a prosecutor in the small town of Whiskey River, comes across a man one day who has been shot in the back. The man, called Rory, says he has never seen a television and he’s dressed in outdated clothes. He apparently believes he’s a sheriff from a hundred years ago. A historic hero appearing in the modern day… Jessica is confused, but his eyes seem to be telling the truth!

WANTED!

release date: Mar 13, 2017
WANTED!
Jessica, a prosecutor in the small town of Whiskey River, comes across a man one day who has been shot in the back. The man, called Rory, says he has never seen a television and he’s dressed in outdated clothes. He apparently believes he’s a sheriff from a hundred years ago. A historic hero appearing in the modern day… Jessica is confused, but his eyes seem to be telling the truth!

The Inheritance

release date: Dec 01, 2021
The Inheritance
With a dramatic wartime love story woven through, JoAnn Ross’s brilliant new novel is a gorgeous generational saga about the rivalry, history and loyalty that bond sisters together When conflict photographer Jackson Swann dies, he leaves behind a conflict of his own making when his three daughters, each born to a different mother, discover that they’re now responsible for the family’s Oregon vineyard — and for a family they didn’t ask for. After a successful career as a child TV star, Tess is, for the first time, suffering from a serious identity crisis, and grieving for the absent father she’s resented all her life. Charlotte, brought up to be a proper Southern wife, gave up her own career to support her husband’s political ambitions. On the worst day of her life, she discovers her beloved father has died, she has two sisters she never knew about and her husband has fallen in love with another woman. Natalie, daughter of Jack’s longtime mistress, has always known about her half sisters, and has dreaded the day when Tess and Charlotte find out she’s the daughter their father kept. As the sisters reluctantly gather at the vineyard, they’re soon enchanted by the Swann family matriarch and namesake of Maison de Madeleine wines, whose stories of bravery in WWII France and love for a wounded American soldier will reveal the family legacy they’ve each inherited and change the course of all their lives.

Windfall

release date: Sep 15, 2014
Windfall
They''re complete opposites… until they kiss Without Precedent New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross has the courtroom buzzing in this fan favorite, reprinted here for the first time ever. Sexy, successful lawyer Quinn Masterson decides Jessica O''Neal, opposing counsel in his latest divorce case, will make the perfect wife. But this mother of three no longer believes in happily-ever-afters—and Quinn will be forced to make a very persuasive case for love at first sight. Without a Net The witty, lighthearted touch of bestselling author Isabel Sharpe turns the well-ordered life of Amanda Marcus and her seven-year-old daughter upside down. Despite her protests, Amanda''s scrumptious, kid at-heart neighbor Arch Williams plans to keep it that way—turning Amanda from stodgy to spontaneous… and from lonely to living on the edge!

IT HAPPENED ONE WEEK

release date: Feb 25, 2014
IT HAPPENED ONE WEEK
SOME PLACES YOU NEVER FORGET… For Amanda Stockenberg, that place was Smugglers'' Inn. The seaside inn had been a refuge for Amanda when she was sixteen, a place to find solace, to find herself…and to find love. She can''t think of the inn now without remembering Dane Cutter. The then nineteen-year-old illegitimate son of the cook had taught her about love. She''d been ready to give up everything to be with him. But at the end of the summer he, it seemed, was not. Now, ten years later, Amanda once again finds herself staying at Smugglers'' Inn, this time for a corporate retreat. The event is her last chance to prove herself to her bosses, so she doesn''t need any complications…like finding Dane Cutter still working at the inn. And still as dangerous to her equilibrium as ever. Because suddenly, Amanda isn''t sure what she wants—the window office or the window room of a seaside inn. She has one week. Seven days to choose between achieving all her dreams…or reuniting with the man she never stopped loving.

It Happened One Week

release date: Jan 01, 2014
It Happened One Week
Amanda Stockenberg hesitates to get involved with Dane Cutter, who taught her about love long ago, when they meet again, and Liz Harper is horrified to discover that her new housekeeping client is her ex-husband, Cain Nestor.

Bad Boys Southern Style

release date: Oct 04, 2013
Bad Boys Southern Style
When it comes to pleasure, these bad boys really are hotter than Georgia asphalt . . . Love Potion #9 by JoAnn Ross It''s bad enough that Hollywood hotshot Sloan Hawthorne''s knowledge of Roxi Dupree''s witchcraft comes from comic books and fairy tales. What''s worse is that she''s falling hard for the outrageously sexy hunk. Pretty soon they''re both finding that the steamy Savannah nights are perfect for conjuring up some mischievous magic of their own . . . Midnight Plane to Georgia by E.C. Sheedy It''s what Tracy does best, people-please and generally overwork the word ''yes''. But in love and life it''s gotten her nowhere. Tracy''s had enough--no more ''yes.'' From here on out it''s all about her. Colson Jones, hot-eyed and very determined, wants it to be all about her--and he''s pretty sure that Tracy will be saying ''yes'' again very soon . . . Fall From Grace by Jill Shalvis Librarian Janie Mills has never hit a man before, but when the lights go out and the town''s leading citizen--now missing for two days--points a gun at her, she doesn''t think twice about slugging him. Only when the electricity comes back, she finds an entirely different man on at her feet--P.I. Ryan Peterson. Pretty soon this is one case he''s definitely on top of. . . .

Castaway Cove

release date: Aug 06, 2013
Castaway Cove
They’ve never met. But they’re destined for each other.... Single dad Mac Culhane has traveled to some of the world’s most dangerous war zones, but now he and his young daughter have settled in Shelter Bay, where he’s become the late-night DJ for the local radio station. The last thing he expects is to connect over the airwaves with a caller.... After a painful divorce, Annie Shepherd opened up a scrapbook store in town and started volunteering with local senior citizens. Although she loves her work, dreams of the family she longs for keep her up late, listening to Mac Culhane’s voice on the radio. When Mac and Annie finally meet in person, the attraction between them is instantaneous. But Annie isn’t ready to lay her heart on the line, and neither is Mac. Fortunately, no one in Shelter Bay is about to let a perfect match escape the magic of true love....

Impulse

release date: Apr 15, 2013
Impulse
Hazard, Wyoming, is a quiet mountain town where there''s snow on the ground from October until June, the wind blows all the time, and nothing much ever happens. But that''s all about to change. Because, just when the wind suddenly stops, a killer comes to Hazard -- a hunter as deadly and primal as evil itself. When Sheriff Will Bridger sees the murdered teenage girl, it''s the worst scene he''s ever witnessed. But there''s worse to come. Much, much worse. While the nights grow longer and the winter snow gets deeper, the violence intensifies. As does the blazing passion between Will and late-night radio host Faith Prescott. Harboring secrets as potentially dangerous as his own, Faith knows all too well the dark side of the human heart. She can help Will. If he''ll only let her. It won''t be easy, though. The man who was once the boy raised by wolves is no ordinary serial killer. Fortunately, Will Bridger is no ordinary cop.

The Return of Caine O'Halloran

release date: Apr 01, 2013
The Return of Caine O'Halloran
A new hope Caine O''Halloran had been a hero. A husband. A father. Now he was none of those things. His career as a baseball pitcher—all but over. His marriage to Nora Anderson—history. The son he loved—gone. And now, as he returns to his hometown to regroup, he finds instead that every familiar corner, every familiar face is a reminder of what he has lost. Except for Nora. Because with her he has a second chance. A chance at forgiveness, redemption and hope. But after all the golden opportunities Caine has squandered in his life, can he believe he deserves another chance? Bonus book included in this volume! Hard Choices by USA TODAY bestselling author Allison Leigh When the daughter she''d given up appears on her doorstep, Annie Hess knows it''s time to reconcile her past—with her daughter, and the one man she can''t forget.

The Return of Caine O'Halloran

release date: Mar 26, 2013
The Return of Caine O'Halloran
Caine O''Halloran hopes for a second chance with Nora Anderson after many squandered opportunities, while in the second book, former wild child Annie Hess faces two figures from her past that hold the key to her happiness.

Legacy of Lies

release date: Jan 29, 2013
Legacy of Lies
From a childhood nurtured by unconditional family love to her stunning triumph as one of Hollywood’s leading fashion designers, Alexandra Lyons has always been spirited and independent. But everything she believes about herself is thrown into question when she meets Eleanor Lord. The powerful matriarch is convinced that Alexandra is Anna Lord, her long-lost granddaughter and heir to a family dynasty. Has Alexandra’s life been a lie? Is she really Anna Lord—or the victim of an even darker hoax? The truth lies buried in the past, in a dark explosion of jealousy, betrayal and murder, and remains as deadly now as it was nearly thirty years ago.

Castaway Cove

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Castaway Cove
Annie Shepherd, who is recovering from a painful divorce, connects with DJ Mac Culhane, a single dad newly settled in Shelter Bay after years of traveling in war zones, but neither of them is prepared to take a chance on love.

The Inheritance

release date: Sep 07, 2021
The Inheritance
With a dramatic WWII love story woven throughout, JoAnn Ross''s women''s fiction debut is a generational saga full of sisterly affection and rivalry, perfect for fans of Susan Wiggs, Mary Alice Monroe and Lisa Wingate. When conflict photographer Jackson Swann dies, he leaves behind a conflict of his own making when his three daughters, each born to a different mother, discover that they''re now responsible for the family''s Oregon vineyard--and for a family they didn''t ask for. After a successful career as a child TV star, Tess is, for the first time in her life, suffering from a serious identity crisis, and renewed resentment around losing her father all over again. Charlotte, brought up to be a proper Southern wife, gave up her own career to support her husband''s political ambitions. On the worst day of her life, she discovers her beloved father has died, she has two sisters she never knew about, and her husband has fallen in love with another woman. Natalie, daughter of Jack''s longtime mistress, has always known about her half sisters. And she can''t help feeling that when Tess and Charlotte find out, they''ll resent her for being the daughter their father kept. As the sisters reluctantly gather at the Maison de Madeleine to deal with their father''s final wishes, they become enchanted by the legacy they''ve inherited, and by their grandmother''s rich stories of life in WWII France and the wounded American soldier who would ultimately influence all their lives.

The Inheritance

release date: Sep 07, 2021
The Inheritance
With a dramatic wartime love story woven through, JoAnn Ross''s brilliant new novel is a gorgeous generational saga about the rivalry, history and loyalty that bond sisters together When conflict photographer Jackson Swann dies, he leaves behind a conflict of his own making when his three daughters, each born to a different mother, discover that they''re now responsible for the family''s Oregon vineyard--and for a family they didn''t ask for. After a successful career as a child TV star, Tess is, for the first time, suffering from a serious identity crisis, and grieving for the absent father she''s resented all her life. Charlotte, brought up to be a proper Southern wife, gave up her own career to support her husband''s political ambitions. On the worst day of her life, she discovers her beloved father has died, she has two sisters she never knew about and her husband has fallen in love with another woman. Natalie, daughter of Jack''s longtime mistress, has always known about her half sisters, and has dreaded the day when Tess and Charlotte find out she''s the daughter their father kept. As the sisters reluctantly gather at the vineyard, they''re soon enchanted by the Swann family matriarch and namesake of Maison de Madeleine wines, whose stories of bravery in WWII France and love for a wounded American soldier will reveal the family legacy they''ve each inherited and change the course of all their lives.

Sea Glass Winter

release date: Dec 31, 2012
Sea Glass Winter
He was used to getting what he wanted. And what he wanted was her. As an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist, Dillon Slater had one of the most dangerous jobs in the military. Now, he’s enjoying the pace of life in Shelter Bay, where he teaches high school physics. He still gets to blow things up, but as the school basketball coach he also gets to impart leadership skills. His latest minefield: fifteen-year-old Matt Templeton—and Matt’s irresistible mother… Claire Templeton moved her troubled teenage son to the small town of Shelter Bay to escape the bad influences at his school in L.A. But when his attitude earns her a visit from the handsome basketball coach, she wonders if this role model might be too much of a temptation—for her. Because though she isn’t looking for a relationship, she can’t seem to resist Dillon’s playful charm. But what she doesn’t realize is that Dillon isn’t playing games—he’s playing for keeps…

Southern Comforts

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Southern Comforts
To her fans, Roxanne Scarbrough is the genteel Southern queen of good taste—she''s built an empire around the howto''s of gracious living. To her critics—and there are many— Roxanne is a tyrant. And now somebody wants her dead. Chelsea Cassidy, Roxanne''s official biographer, knows that Roxanne is determined to keep her dark secrets buried, whatever the cost. But when Chelsea begins to unearth the truth about Roxanne''s life, her search leads her back into the arms of her college love, Cash Beaudine—a man Roxanne wants for herself. And suddenly Chelsea''s investigation takes on a very personal nature—with potentially fatal consequences.

Southern Comforts

release date: Dec 18, 2012
Southern Comforts
Chelsea, the official biographer of a fashion and etiquette expert, digs into her subject''s past to find out who may be trying to kill her and finds herself in the middle of a potentially romantic and dangerous investigation. Original.

Confessions

release date: Nov 20, 2012
Confessions
Whiskey River sheriff Trace Callahan finds his investigation into the high-profile murder of a charismatic senator''s wife complicated when the victim''s sister, Mariah Swan, insists on being fully involved.
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