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A theme-park princess. A real-life prince.

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Can two stubborn adults let down their guard long enough to let love in again?

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A modern-day fairy tale of hope and rescue from NYT bestselling author Rachel Hauck

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A journey to the lush vineyards of Tuscany—and into the mysteries of a tragic family secret.

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Can a one-time enemy to protect them?

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When the battle is for love, the one who surrenders wins. But who will lay down arms first? And whose heart will break wide open?

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135 comments posted.

Re: An Inconvenient Duke (7:18pm February 27, 2020):

I like humor and effective dialogue

Re: Beach Haven (1:06pm February 15, 2020):

The isle of Capri-I love that place!

Re: The Solid Grounds Coffee Company (1:04pm February 15, 2020):

Someone who appreciates coffee.

Re: Storm from the East (1:01pm February 15, 2020):

I would not put any fruit on top but have sliced peaches on the side.

Re: Highland Sword (1:00pm February 15, 2020):

Baking is what I love to do best in the kitchen.

Re: The Winter Companion (12:59pm February 15, 2020):

I like a good peanut butter cookie

Re: Once Upon a Sunset (12:58pm February 15, 2020):

Lobster and steak dinner

Re: Defending Zara (12:56pm February 15, 2020):

I always get an Almond Joy candy bar-I like the combination of chocolate and

Re: Forever Strong (12:54pm February 15, 2020):

We celebrate by going out to dinner or going to a concert or some other activity
in the area.

Re: Always Look Twice (2:15pm October 11, 2019):

I love the smells of Fall-the smell of burning leaves, the cinnamon baked
products, the Evergreen candles, the spiced drinks, and the fall flowers.

Re: Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas (2:13pm October 11, 2019):

I like to read about cowboys that have a sense of humor and are committed to
their work

Re: Heiress Gone Wild (2:12pm October 11, 2019):

Slow cooked spare ribs Western style

Re: How to Cross a Marquess (4:40pm September 1, 2019):

I want to see who the opponent is and why?

Re: Just Once (3:16pm January 19, 2019):

I like your books but I don't do Facebook

Re: A Bound Heart (3:14pm January 19, 2019):

I would love to visit Australia

Re: Texas Legacy (3:12pm January 19, 2019):

I like reading a series with no more than 4 in the series.

Re: One Night Gamble (3:11pm January 19, 2019):

I like betting at the horse races. I have it figured out to where I usually win but
nothing big.

Re: The Conspiracy (3:09pm January 19, 2019):

This book sounds equally as good as those of Kat's that I have read

Re: Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas (5:10pm September 28, 2018):

This sounds like the kind of book I love to read. Thanks for the giveaway

Re: Mistletoe in Texas (5:09pm September 28, 2018):

This sounds like the kind of book I love to read.

Re: A Kiss, a Dance & a Diamond (4:49pm April 7, 2018):

Cowboys have always been my heroes

Re: Betrayed (12:42pm February 15, 2018):

I am looking forward to reading any new books by Sandra Brown

Re: Collision Course (12:47pm January 6, 2018):

Sounds really good. I like his approach

Re: Earl Interrupted (12:45pm January 6, 2018):

He seems to be a no-nonsense character so he would be best at just coming out
and asking her to be his wife. No frills or embellishments necessary .

Re: Earl Interrupted (12:44pm January 6, 2018):

He seems to be a no-nonsense character so he would be best at just coming out
and asking her to be his wife. No frills or embellishmebns necessary .

Re: The Duke Knows Best (2:12pm December 7, 2017):

I am always looking for new authors to read. This book sounds like one I would
enjoy reading.

Re: The Power of a SEAL (2:09pm December 7, 2017):

I never learned to swim so I avoid large pools of it

Re: One Summer Night (4:09pm October 4, 2017):

Interesting list. Hard to say which ones are the best. I could easier tell you my 5
favorite books.

Re: Elliott Redeemed (3:52pm September 4, 2017):

I grew up listening to The Beatles and Elvis and they still are among my favorites

Re: Last Chance Cowboys: The Outlaw (5:09pm July 7, 2017):

The Scarlet Pimpernell

Re: Lord of Lies (5:07pm July 7, 2017):

Mata Hari was an interesting one

Re: When Water Was Everywhere (10:16am February 24, 2017):

This book sounds very interesting. Would like to read about the early history of

Re: Hold Your Breath (4:25pm October 6, 2016):

I would ask the author if she reads aloud her dialogue between characters to see
if it flows and would be understood?

Re: Saving Jake (4:12pm October 6, 2016):

I have been a fan of your writing for awhile now. This one sounds equally as
good as your other books.

Re: What the Duke Doesn't Know (4:51pm September 9, 2016):

I usually just go to the author's websites on the internet. Don't do much of the
other stuff available.

Re: Roadside Assistance (4:49pm September 9, 2016):

I have enjoyed reading your other books. This one sounds equally as good.

Re: The Rebel Heir (4:48pm September 9, 2016):

My family celebrates every time sone of us get together, no matter the occasion.
It always looks like a buffet what with all of the foodstuffs that are there. And of
course, the guys like their beer!

Re: Her Rogue Alpha (4:45pm September 9, 2016):

Of courser I would. I would nbot hesitate to come to their aid

Re: A Cowboy Christmas Miracle (4:43pm September 9, 2016):

I like to read books set during the holidays anytime of the year. I especially
enjoy then if they have cowboys in the story.

Re: Break Every Chain (4:51pm August 26, 2016):

I like blended romantic sups;ensue or romantic thrillers

Re: If the Earl Only Knew (1:15pm July 8, 2016):

It seems like I remember the first time for sex with the characters than their first
. I guess I would have to say in GONE WITH THE WIND when Rhett tells Scarlet
that she needs to be kissed often and by someone who knows how- and then he
kisses her. wow

Re: Always My Girl (1:11pm July 8, 2016):

The Cynster Family series by Stephanie Laurens

Re: A Gift for Guile (12:43pm July 8, 2016):

Bond...James Bond How fun and exciting it would be to travel around with him!

Re: Flash of Fire (5:32pm May 9, 2016):

I just love to read. I grew up in a small town in the Colorado and was raised on a
ranch. About the only thing to entertain myself as a young girl was to read. We
went to town every 2 weeks and could check out 10 books for 2 weeks. I think
my sister and I read about every book in that little library.
As I grew up, I never lost my love of the printed word. (well,with the exception
of a couple of college texts).
So my passion is reading. I promised myself I would read the list of 100 best
books. Just have about 10 left and then I will be considered "well read"

Re: True Born (5:14pm May 9, 2016):

I want a real boyfriend, not a supernatural one!

Re: Tide And Tempest (2:18pm April 4, 2016):

I have been to a lot of countries and I would love to return to the Isle of Capri off
the coast of Italy

Re: The House by the Lake (2:14pm April 4, 2016):

Is there really gold in the mountains of Arizona (based on the legend of The Lost

Re: Her Fierce Warror (3:23pm March 3, 2016):

How about a hot air balloon ride at twilight over the desert with a candlelit
dinner at the end.

Re: MacLaren's Bride (3:13pm March 3, 2016):

This one sounds really good. I have added it to my TBR list.

Re: His to Keep (3:12pm March 3, 2016):

I go to Vegas once a year usually to the big jewelry show there. This year I want
to go when George Strait will be there.

Re: Chicken Soup & Homicide (10:54am February 23, 2016):

I ate buffalo once. It was tough and rather dry.

Re: Will's True Wish (2:23pm February 4, 2016):

I love dogs because they become good companions and they admire you

Re: By Break of Day (2:20pm February 4, 2016):

I like to read all kinds of stories. If it is a series, I don't want more than 4 books
in the series. It is often hard to find all of the books if there are more.

Re: Love, Dogs And Other Catastrophes (5:12pm December 12, 2015):

I am happy this year that I finally read all of Shakespeare's work. Took me awhile
but I did it!

Re: Carry Me Home (4:15pm December 12, 2015):

I like Keith Urban only aussie I can think of

Re: Dangerous Tidings (1:24pm November 10, 2015):

My favorite place to visit during the holidays is Telluride, Colorado. We always
go skiing there during the holidays.

Re: Hidden Impact (1:00pm November 10, 2015):

I was raised on a ranch. Nothing says "ranch food" or home to me as much as a
good steak, beans and cornbread.

Re: Keeping Christmas (5:49pm October 9, 2015):

I am an avid reader, however, I want my stories to be believable. Also filled with
suspense and humor

Re: Mystery Rider (5:47pm October 9, 2015):

the Aurora Boreallis in Alaska

Re: A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas (5:38pm October 9, 2015):

I go to garage sales and look for glass door knobs. I have found some beautiful
ones from the 19th century

Re: This Love of Mine (11:43am October 7, 2015):

No I have not but been tempted a couple.e of times. Too chicken to act on my

Re: Moments of Truth (1:50pm August 23, 2015):

I am a watercolor painter, and yes, I notice details. Especially light and dark
shadows on things.

Re: Newport (1:48pm August 23, 2015):

The Twenties era is interesting to read. Don't see too many books in this genre
set during that time period.
Anxious to read it

Re: Cold as Ice (1:46pm August 23, 2015):

I am always looking for new authors to read. Your book sounds really good.
When I first started reading mysteries, I read Mickey Spillane and Raymond

Re: Wolf Trouble (1:44pm August 23, 2015):

I have really enjoyed reading all of yur other books. This one sounds equally as

Re: The Rescued (5:08pm July 10, 2015):

I love a good pumpkin pie yet it seems I only eat it around the winter holidays.

Re: Against the Tide (11:35am May 27, 2015):

I would like to go on a road trip to the Northwest. I haven't visited that area and
would like to get out of the heat of Arizona in the summertime.

Re: The Art of Losing Yourself (9:32pm April 24, 2015):

I have always been an optimist and don't take time to ponder "what ifs"

Re: The Mulligan (6:19pm February 7, 2015):

I am trying to read add many Classics as I can. I missed reading them when i was
in school.

Re: Finding Mercy (6:17pm February 7, 2015):

I have always been very creative so I try to make something-a painting or a new
shelf or something that I can put my teeth into, so to speak.

Re: As Gouda as Dead (6:13pm February 7, 2015):

I like reading your books. I have been introduced to new cheeses that I have

Re: How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy (2:57pm January 14, 2015):

I have read all of your books and enjoyed them. I will definitely read this one. I
like witticism in my stories.

Re: More Than A Duke (2:55pm January 14, 2015):

hero has to be a gentleman even though he may have nefarious intentions
heroine must be assertive and be a lady

Re: The Millionaire Rogue (11:13am January 8, 2015):

Gone With The Wind between Rhett and Scarlet
in Ghost between Demi and Patrick awesome
in From Here to Eternity on the beach with water rushing forward and Burt
Lancaster kisses Deborah Kerr really awesome

Re: Wind in the Wires (12:06pm December 16, 2014):

I am always looking for new authors to read. Your book sounds like the kind I
enjoy reading.

Re: Across the Line (5:07pm August 13, 2014):

Enjoyed reading the comments. love their names

Re: A Doctor for Keeps (1:55pm July 3, 2014):

Happy July 4th
I like reading your books

Re: Her Perfect Mate (5:37pm May 16, 2014):

I have read all of your other books and really enjoyed them. This one is on my
TBR list. I like the cover.

Re: Shadowed By Grace (1:34pm March 16, 2014):

I have a couple of reading buddies and we exchange really good books.

Re: Dating, Dining, and Desperation (1:31pm March 16, 2014):

I grew up in a small midwestern town. It was the Happy Days time of my life.
Loved it.

Re: The Rebel Pirate (11:48am March 4, 2014):

When I first started reading romance books, I liked the author Bertrice Small
She wrote several books with pirates in them. Love reading the jack Sparrow-
type books.

Re: Safe in the Tycoon's Arms (11:45am March 4, 2014):

The last thing I did to expand my wings was that I took archery lessons. Love
doing that. I actually can hit a target!

Re: Last Chance Proposal (3:29pm December 11, 2013):

Really enjoyed the information about the holidays down under. It is one country
I have yet to visit and really want to.
Would love to read your book.

Re: A Song At Twilight (4:37pm November 18, 2013):

I have yet to read a book by you. Would welcome the chance to do so. It sounds
really good.

Re: Her Accidental Boyfriend (1:06pm October 16, 2013):

I once had an accidental boyfriend-loved that guy! I know what it is like and
will have to read the book to see if you wrote it similar to what i experienced.

Re: Jude (12:16pm October 9, 2013):

Really interesting concept for a book. Can't wait to read this one.

Re: Paige Rewritten (11:11am October 9, 2013):

Not too much a fan of the cold season. I guess I have lived in Arizona too long.
Anyway, I do want to read your book.

Re: Command Performance (1:39pm October 6, 2013):

Cowboy soldiers? sounds intriguing. I would love to read this story.

Re: Shades Of Mercy (2:10pm September 11, 2013):

Enjoyed reading the comments. I don't think I have read many books about
Native Americans so would welcome the chance to do so.

Re: When Mountains Move (2:06pm September 11, 2013):

Enjoyed reading the comments. I am always looking for new authors to read.
Your book sounds good and I have added it to my TBR list.

Re: Honeymoon To Die For (2:03pm September 11, 2013):

Enjoyed reading the comments. Sometimes I pick up a book based on what is
on the cover. I check it out to see if I want to purchase it. I think covers help
draw attention to the book

Re: Once Upon A Tartan (2:13pm August 15, 2013):

Enjoyed reading the comments. it seems like practicing law and writing books
doesn't mesh, however, John Grisham proved that to be the case.
I enjoy reading Grace's books.

Re: Reckless (4:46pm July 25, 2013):

My favorite action movies are the james Bond ones. They do some awesome
stunts in those films. And I like the old time Westerns where the stars actually
did do their own stunts. I understand jJohnny Depp did a lot of his own stunts
in the new Lone Ranger movie.

Re: Past Due (5:04pm May 17, 2013):

I think I learned more from my Grandma than i did my Mother-she taught me
to cook, sew, clean things fast and correctly, and how to dance. I lived with
her on the ranch in the summers while growing up. One thing I will always
remember is her saying "Don't talk about others" and to this day I have never
been a gossip or even surrounded myself with gossipy people. It has been a
good tenet in my life.

Re: Sweet Madness (3:28pm April 5, 2013):

My favorite color is coral and then turquoise. I wear a lot of those colors since
they go with my complexion.

Re: The Blue-Ribbon Jalape?o Society Jubilee (10:44am March 7, 2013):

Will there be a recipe for that pepper jelly at the end of the book? Sure hope so

Re: The Turncoat (5:34pm March 6, 2013):

I like to read a kinds of stories. A story about lovers falling in love would be
interesting to see how they resolve their issues.

Re: A Howl For A Highlander (5:02pm February 13, 2013):

The first thing I would do would be to
get on my swimwear and a beach hat
to go walking on the sandy beach.
Then i would stake out a section,
spread out my towel, and get some
sun. i would ask the cute waiter for a
tropical drink and just enjoy myself.
No one could see me eyeing the cute
guys behind my dark sunglasses.

Re: Christmas Confidential (2:35pm November 29, 2012):

We have had this tradition since my children were young. Each child had to
make the other children a gift. There were some very crude and unusual gifts
until they got older. When I go to my oldest son's house at this time of year,
he always has on display a pine cone decoration that one of his brother's
made for him. It has glue and sparkle on it and not very neatly, I must say.
However, it was the thought that counted. As they got older, the gifts
seemed to fit their needs more and some were very clever.

Re: How I Came To Sparkle Again (12:56pm November 29, 2012):

I live in a city that is platted on a grid so one only has to say go East at this
street and turn South. Or go North of Main Street. Most places are easily found.

Re: The Twelve Clues Of Christmas (3:13pm November 13, 2012):

My favorite memories during the holiday season were when my children were
growing up we always went skiing in Colorado. We usually did not share
gifts. That was our present to ourselves. We really had some fun times and
one awful time when it was so cold with blizzard conditions for the entire
week in Steamboat Springs, CO. We could not ski that trip. My children still
go skiing but usually only on weekends.

Re: Run The Risk (2:40pm October 14, 2012):

Enjoyed reading the comments. I can't remember one book that stands out with
that kind of a hero. I do like the Regency ones since most of those are about
heroes who are priviledged without much to do but attend dances and their

Re: Shattered Silence (2:35pm October 14, 2012):

I like reading stories about Texans and about the Rangers so this one should be
a winner! i like reading Margaret's stories.

Re: Secrets Of A Wedding Night (3:20pm September 28, 2012):

Enjoyed reading the comments. I am always looking for new authors to read.
Your book sounds really good.JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

Re: Relentless Pursuit (2:32pm August 20, 2012):

You Your book sounds really good. talk about Man Law but I would surmise that
Woman Law rules!

Re: Allergic To Death (2:29pm August 20, 2012):

Your books sounds like a fun read. I have an allergy to peanuts so will be
interested in seeing how you deal with food allergies.

Re: The Bull Rider's Brother (3:57pm August 12, 2012):

I love fun houses! at the State Fairs or not. Your book sounds really good. I like
reading about cowboys.

Re: Four Sisters, All Queens (6:21pm July 14, 2012):

I have yet to read a book by this author and would love to win one of her books.
I like to read books with strong women in them and to believe these were real
people is just that much more exciting.

Re: True Highland Spirit (3:45pm March 30, 2012):

Now I am going to have to read the book to see what the mysterious relic is. The
book sounds really good.

Re: A Light On The Veranda (3:43pm March 30, 2012):

Your book sounds really good. The places where the characters are from
couldn't be more different. It will be interesting to read how they mesh together.

Re: Missing (5:47pm March 12, 2012):

The Search

Re: Against The Night (7:03pm March 11, 2012):

In my book nothing beats GWTW. I also liked all of the early movies of Paul
Newman. The movie that had the biggest impact for me when i saw it for the
first time was Planet of The Apes with Charlton Heston wow

Re: Sweet Enemy (6:25pm March 8, 2012):

I anticipate when the hero finally realizes he is done for and succumbs to
the fact he is in love.

Re: Fever (6:23pm March 8, 2012):

Loved the list. I have heard all of those and you have interrupted them
correctly. When my husband says he will fix it, he is handy. It really
means. When I find someone else to fix it for practically nothing. That is
when it will get done.

Re: Texas Pride (6:17pm March 8, 2012):

Reading romance books hasn't'changed my relations it has supplemented

Re: Racing The Devil (5:30pm March 3, 2012):

Your book sounds really good. I also like to watch John Wayne war
movies. the Private Ryan movie was good too.

Re: Hunter Of Shadows (1:46pm December 4, 2011):

I think surprises in books are what keeps me reading that book.

Re: The Orphan Sister (6:25pm August 17, 2011):

This summer I am just trying to stay cool. I have a lot of time to read and sew so am enjoying those activities. I also have had my share of company. We went a lot of places and seemed like we were always eating. Got to get back to my diet.
Your book sounds really good and I plan to read it soon. .

Re: Dirty (3:15pm May 22, 2011):

I like the title-it would have enticed me to pick up the book and read the blurb. I think it sounds really good and I have added it to my to be read at the beach list.

Re: RiverTime (4:31pm February 16, 2011):

I agree with you about being happier people by reading romance stories. I think we also have a better sense of humor.

Re: Dangerous Secrets (6:24pm February 11, 2011):

Your book soudns really good and I have added it to my TBR list. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Re: Mercy Kill (1:27pm January 9, 2011):

I rarely read these kinds of stories. I like happy, uplifting types of books. However, I would give this one a try.

Re: Getting Lucky (3:13pm January 18, 2010):

I like to read and if it is a series so much the better. I would feel lucky to win one of these books. They sound so good.

Re: The Cowboy From Christmas Past (5:32pm December 12, 2009):

The Retirement poem was cute and right on the mark

Re: Over My Dead Body (4:07pm November 16, 2009):

You sound like you really loved your Grandma and she seemed to have a big influence on you. Mine did too. I lived with her during the summers and I really learned a lot from her-how to cook, preserve foods, sew and crochet. She was not an educated woman but she was very wise.
Happy Thanksgiving

Re: The Cowboy From Christmas Past (1:18pm November 12, 2009):

I am cooking the family dinner. Should be good since I am an inventive cook!

Re: The Cowboy From Christmas Past (3:37pm October 23, 2009):

Enjoyed readng the comments.
Great contest this time

Re: The Shortest Distance Between Two Women (5:13pm September 10, 2009):

RADISHLAND I like the drawing of the radish at the end of her name too

Re: The Cowboy From Christmas Past (3:07pm August 17, 2009):

Enjoyed reading the coments. As much as I love to read, I hope I keep my vision to do so.
Your Grandmother sounded like a fun person.

Re: The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (1:50pm July 7, 2009):

Lately, I have read a lot of books that were labeled "thrillers" or "romantic suspense" and they really weren't either. The one book everyone was raving about that I just could not get into was Reunion by Teresa Fowler.
I usually scan the book and read the last couple of chapters of a book I don't like. I figure I owe it to the author to at least read most of it.

Re: Beneath Bone Lake (2:33pm May 28, 2009):

Spiders and snakes don't scare me but I get the willies when I see worms or grubs. I think it stems from when I was in high school and we had to dissect them and one boy put one of those things down the back of my dress. I went into a screaming fit which my teaher did not appreciate. ugh

Re: A Hundred Years of Happiness (5:56pm May 20, 2009):

her next book is coming out December 1 and is called Saving Cicadas

Re: Fight Fire With Fire (5:02pm May 20, 2009):

Riley's story sounds so good I have added it to my TBR list for summer reading. I have enjoyed reading other stories by Amy especialy Perfect Weapon

Re: Killer Cuts (3:02pm May 19, 2009):

First time visitor and enjoyed reading the comments. I will visit again

Re: Show and Tell (12:04pm July 7, 2008):

Read the excerpt and think this one sounds so good. I have added it to my TBR list

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