Cain Donnelly was sick to death of being alone.  Or, more specifically, he was sick and tired of going to bed alone. It had been a long time since he’d touched a woman.  Four years.  Four years since Kathleen had walked…Read more

Brick Callahan sat at his desk in the office of the Stardance Ranch RV Resort just south of Eternity Springs with the phone on speaker, massaging his temples while he listened to his adoptive mother’s scolding. “It’s a high school…Read more

Nicholas was vaguely aware of the rapid rise of his pulse, but he did not seek to slow it with his usual discipline. Not this time. He had pushed himself and his men to reach the nunnery in ten days,…Read more

The elevator on the newsroom floor of the Post pinged; then the door slid open for the Fearless Four reporters, as they had been dubbed, to exit. They were greeted with banners, streamers, and shouts of “Welcome home!” Leading the…Read more

Royston Stirling left his favourite mare, Marika, a true coal black, in the capable hands of Eddie Emu, one of a group of aboriginal stable boys he relied on. He had bred Marika from two outstanding black horses, ex-racehorses, bought…Read more

On a normal summer evening, Naomi loved the drive out to the ranch. She’d roll down her window and drape out her hand, letting the crisp air cool her palm and run between her fingers. She’d swear it was more…Read more

I kneel beside him. He’s breathing. He doesn’t seem to be in distress; he’s just out cold. I shake him a little, stupidly hoping he’ll come to, but no response.  I remember my CPR training, and I check his pulse.…Read more

Wednesday morning, a not-so-perfect June day, I turned over the Open sign at my yarn store on Blossom Street. Standing in the doorway I breathed in the sweet scent of day lilies, gladiolas, roses and lavender from Susannah’s Garden, the…Read more

Gardening had once been Olivia Davenport’s favorite pastime. Her mother and grandmother had both been avid gardeners. They’d passed on their love of flowers to Olivia and taught her to appreciate the simple pleasure of being at one with nature. …Read more