Authors: Joleen James
Hometown Alaska Men Series
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Book One: Hometown Alaska Men Series
What happens when the Hometown Star is the girl of his dreams?
Television production manager Starlene White has spent her life trying to overcome what she calls her “white trash” childhood. Born to a mother who changed husbands like most people change their toothbrushes, and after having raised her three younger siblings, she’s made a vow to never marry, or have children. For Star, family is overrated—big time.
Cade O’Brien has always wanted a big family. A widower, struggling to raise his three kids while running a bed and breakfast/charter fishing business, he has his hands full. When he sends Star a letter, asking her to empty out her aunt’s place, he’s surprised when she shows up. And he’s even more surprised by the guilt and regret he feels at the way he treated her when they were kids. Cade sets out to make amends with Star.
But old hurts die hard, and Star is slow to warm to Cade, and even slower to warm to his kids. Yet, Cade refuses to give up, especially when he knows in his heart that this hometown girl is the girl of his dreams.
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The citizens of Fortune, WA are shocked when former town bad boy Jace Stone buys the small town. Everyone wonders how Jace can come back, especially after getting Fortune’s golden girl Glory Moon pregnant, then leaving her alone to raise their autistic son. No one is more shocked than Jace when he discovers that Glory kept the baby she’d promised to give up for adoption ten years ago.
Seriously in debt, Glory and her son are one step away from food stamps and welfare. When Jace suggests a business arrangement--marry him and he’ll pay off her debts and get their son the finest medical care and private school money can buy, Glory has no choice but to accept his proposal.
But Jace’s proposal comes with a price, and love is never simple—especially when the heart is involved.
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Among the grapes they discovered a passion for the land and a passion for each other
Nico Delrosario will do anything to hold onto the vineyard he loves, even charm his new boss, a woman determined to sell the vineyard to the highest bidder.
For Danielle Whitney, selling the vineyard is her only option. Haunting memories of the past and worries for her son's future make it impossible to stay, even when she discovers she’s falling in love with Nico.
But the tables turn, and Nico, unable to resist Danielle, soon finds himself the victim of his own plan. When the truth shatters their fragile trust, Nico must win Danielle back, because to lose this game will cost him more than the land he loves, it will cost him his heart.
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It’s taken Clea Rose ten years to get over the one night she spent with bad boy Nick Lombard—a night of teenage passion that produced her son, and sent Nick to prison for murder. Now, with her life finally back on track, Clea’s about to marry a wonderful man and leave town for a promising career in New York. The last thing she expects is Nick’s return and the intense feelings he stirs within her.
Sent to prison for a murder he didn’t commit, Nick Lombard comes home to the tiny town of Port Bliss to attend his mother’s funeral, but he doesn’t count on running into Clea. Seeing her reminds him of everything he’s tried to forget, and everything he longs to remember. When Nick learns Clea is about to marry the man who sent Nick to prison, he knows he must stay and fight for the family he was forced to leave behind.
Against all odds, Nick and Clea must find their way back to the summer they were young lovers on the beach in Port Bliss, realizing that together their love is strong, strong enough to survive anything, even the web of lies that separated them ten years ago.
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About Joleen James
Small town settings, ranch living, and quirky characters are all things that have long intrigued award-winning author Joleen James. For as long as she can remember, Joleen's been spinning stories centering around home, family, and of course, true love.
When she's not busy writing, Joleen can be found with her family on their party barge, traveling, or indulging in her hobbies of home decorating and recipe collecting. Visit Joleen James at
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