Becca Fitzpatrick fell in love with Ethan Wells at age five. At eight, he proposed. At seventeen, he disappeared and broke her heart.
Twelve years later, he returns with a new name - Ethan LaMotte - and a new life in Paris. He claims he's never stopped loving her. Once upon a time, Becca believed him. Not anymore. Now family, friends, and adoring students fill her life. Plus, she has an opportunity for the job of her dreams in her small Texas hometown.
Although their lives and work are an ocean apart, Ethan won't lose Becca another time. But, will she risk her heart again and accept this new Ethan's proposal?
When Love Returns is a beautiful story with fully-formed characters that will grab your heart. The Fitzpatrick family is warm and big, and just the kind of family we'd all like to belong to. Ethan and Becca are complex characters who have some hard choices to make.
This story is about second chances and letting go of the past to embrace an uncertain, but hopeful future. There are a couple of nice twists that kept me reading.
I can't wait for the next book in this series.
After a hit-and-run accident leaves her mother confined to a special care facility, Darcy Clark abandons her dream of an art career. Instead, she focuses on helping her father run the struggling family landscape business. She has no time or interest in romance.
When at-risk students from her old high school become her labor force on a city park project, their teacher Andy Fitzpatrick shows up to help and keep an eye on his kids. The chemistry between Darcy and Andy is instant.
Darcy dares to daydream about the possibility of a happily-ever-after until a dark secret connecting Andy to her mother's accident comes to light. Will the secret kill their attraction before romance can blossom?
This was such a delightful, sweet story! Darcy and Andy are both characters you root for and fall in love with. Their budding relationship is challenged at every turn, yet they are continually drawn to each other.
Annie Foster's outraged parents discover she's living with her boyfriend Chad Jones and banish Annie to a remote boarding school in Ireland. Believing Chad has deserted her, Annie refuses to return to Texas when she graduates. Instead, she remains in Ireland to nanny a widower's infant daughter. Now, five years later, she accepts the widower's marriage proposal.
Chad has never forgotten Annie or the way her parents tore her from him. He refuses to give up hope that someday he'll find her. Now a private security contractor with NSA, he arrives in Belfast weeks before Annie's wedding.
Only problem is, he's there to investigate her fiancé's connection with terrorists. Without revealing his role, Chad must protect Annie while convincing her she still loves him because he's never stopped loving her.
Unexpectedly faced with truths she never anticipated, Annie must choose between the man she'll always love and her fiancé and his child, the daughter she has promised not to abandon.
There should be a warning label on this book:
WARNING: THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOU CRY AND YOU WILL NEED KLEENUX!
My heart was immediately connected with Annie and I rooted for her throughout the book. The twists in the plot kept me guessing and I sometimes laid awake wondering what was going to happen next. Ireland and their people became another character to the story.
Judythe Morgan is a magnificent storyteller and I can see why she has won several awards. Wonderfully written! If you believe in true love, no matter how much time has passed, Claiming Annie's Heart is the book for you.
— N.N. Light
In the furor of the 60's, when women fought for their rights and men battled the Viet Cong, a young Tennessee preacher's daughter seeks liberation only to discover a love that defines her even as it replaces her new found freedom with a life changing responsibility.
Emotionally poignant, well-crafted characters, historical details that place you in the time period LOVE IN THE MORNING CALM is well done and well worth a read!
— Mary Buckham, USA Today Best Selling Author
An unwed teenage girl fabricates a marriage and widowhood because her baby's soldier father is MIA in North Vietnam, but when he turns up twenty years later at her daughter's wedding, the fiction shatters her comfortable world.
Can a love, sidetracked by war, be rekindled when the child born from that love feels betrayed?
lovely blend of women's fiction and romance...Author Judythe Morgan skillfully created her characters.
— Joan Reeves, Before it's News
Shirley Carlson's husband has been MIA in Vietnam for decades. She's filled her life with family, friends, her business, and David Sands' companionship. Now David wants more. Only she wants her husband home and buried before she moves forward with another relationship.
David Sands has loved Shirley for years, patiently waiting for her to come to terms with her husband's death. After one last assignment to the Middle East, he's retiring from the Army. All he wants is Shirley at his side, as his wife. He proposes before he deploys.
Can Shirley make a commitment without closure to her past life, or will she watch her new love walk away?
Lily and Alex's best friend, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) David Sands, finds his happily ever after.