Behind Her Eyes

But she also just happens to be married to David. And if you think you know where this story is going, think again, becauseBehind Her Eyes is like no other book you've read before.

Behind Her Eyes

Only two can keep a secret if one of them is dead. David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He's a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden?As Louise, David's new secretary, is drawn into their orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong. But Louise can't guess how wrong - and how far a person might go to protect their marriage's secrets.Behind Her Eyes is a cunning puzzle-box of a novel, a masterfully engineered thriller that brings to mind Hitchcock at his most uncanny, and Rendell at her most relentless. Lean and mean, dark and disturbing, this is the kind of novel that takes over your life. Sarah Pinborough slays." - Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 " Behind Her Eyes is a dark, electrifying page-turner with a corker of an ending. Sarah Pinborough is about to become your new obsession." - Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once "The strongest, most unsettling thriller of the year, with a final twist destined to provoke arguments for years to come. Read it now before someone spoils the ending for you." - John Connolly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Parker novels "A modern love triangle with so many mind-screws you start questioning if maybe this particular triangle has more than three points. It's funny, it's cold, it's modern. A master-class in juggling moods and the two sides to every story. And, wow, that ending. Pinborough's latest had me questioning everything. And the answers that eventually came frightened me more than the unknown preceding them. I loved Behind Her Eyes. It's a modern love triangle thriller and it would make one helluva movie." - Josh Malerman, bestselling author of Bird Box "A deliciously dark love story that will keep you guessing. Shocking, gleeful, and thrilling, welcome to the world of Sarah Pinborough." - Sarah Langan, three-time Bran Stoker Award winning novelist "If Behind Her Eyes isn't the thriller of the year, there is no justice. Hugely entertaining, utterly compelling and the ending will leave you reeling." - Sarah Lotz, author of The Three "Walking the tightrope between psychological and supernatural thriller with effortless ease and delicacy, Behind Her Eyes has everything a thriller needs: fully realized characters, peerless writing, a tank of a plot that sustains the suspense right to the end, and a whammy of a finale that hits you like a cartoon piano falling onto a rabbit's head. It takes a lot to catch me out, but this one did. It'll get you, too? " - Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat "

Behind Her Eyes

"Destined to the the blockbuster book of 2017, Behind Her Eyes is a psychological thriller with a to-die-for twist for fans of Luckiest Girl Alive and Stephen King"--

Behind Her Eyes

"David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He's a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden? As Louise, David's new secretary, is drawn into their orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong. But Louise can't guess how wrong--and how far a person might go to protect their marriage's secrets"--

Behind the Palace Walls

She blinked at him, her eyes adorably owlish behind her glasses. “Do you really think you can find her?” He nodded. “You are in Russia, maya krasavitsa, and I am Russian. I guarantee I will find her before your Chad could do so.

Behind the Palace Walls

Alone and scared on the dark streets of Moscow, staid, bespectacled Paige Barnes has no choice but to comply with the handsome stranger's command.... Little does Paige know she's been rescued by Alexei Voronov--a Russian prince and her boss's deadliest rival. Now he has Paige unexpectedly in his sights, Alexei is prepared to play emotional Russian roulette to keep her close and discover her true motives. But in his splendid gilded palace his game of chance spins out of control and passion takes over.... It's only when she's back home that Paige realizes she's pregnant with the prince's baby....

Cross Her Heart

Now someone is going to make her pay for her sin. A captivating and hair-raising psychological thriller, Cross Her Heart is a masterful tale of obsession, intrigue, and suspense that will leave you reeling.

Cross Her Heart

"Sarah Pinborough is about to become your new obsession."—Harlan Coben Lisa is living a lie and everyone is about to find out. Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job and her best friend Marilyn. But when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him, too. Maybe she’s ready now. Maybe she can trust again. Maybe it's time to let her terrifying secret past go. But when her daughter rescues a boy from drowning and their pictures are all over the news for everyone to see, Lisa's world explodes. As she finds everything she has built threatened, and not knowing who she can trust, it's up to Lisa to face her past in order to save what she holds dear. But someone has been pulling all their strings. And that someone is determined that both Lisa and Ava must suffer. Because long ago Lisa broke a promise. And some promises aren't meant to be broken.

Autumn s Dancing Leaves

He could see that behind her eyes she was sifting what she had gleaned from watching his face as he was thinking. Randy dropped the shield behind his eyes. He had let her see enough. He could tell he'd consternated her, thrown her off ...

Autumn s Dancing Leaves

Eddie didn't favor anyone in his family. Fair, blonde, and green-eyed, he stood in sharp contrast to the other darker-complected, dark-haired, blue-eyed members. The difference created a rift in the family fabric and his mother singled him out for abuse, irrationally holding him responsible for the family's turmoil. Little Eddie struggled with the severity of his maltreatment but, by age eleven, could no longer handle the circumstances of his life. He decided his only escape would be to die, that by conscious will, he could simply resolve to give up life and cease to exist. Eddie's mind, alerted to his decision, and believing the ultimate goal for any entity was to continue, regardless of form or quality of life, was determined to survive. Panicked at the threat of cessation, his mind made a desperate decision -- it fractured his personality and created Randy from traits that had been repressed in Eddie. Randy, a tough, defiant individual, was created to bring new energy, new life, and stand in defense of the defeated, accepting Eddie. Rising to the challenge, he accepted the responsibility of his creation and was fiercely focused to protecting Eddie while endeavoring to create new circumstances for the life they shared. Randy was proud of his efforts to save Eddie. He knew he was Eddie's paladin, his champion, created for a noble purpose -- to bring Eddie back from the brink of oblivion. After many struggles, Randy's efforts appeared to be successful and the mind considered the possibility of enjoying the existence he'd insured. It pondered the idea of Eddie being involved with the world, rather than merely persisting through the time allotted for the life. Aware of Eddie's inability to interact with the world around him, the mind again fractured the personality creating Jesse, a new facet, an aesthetic personality, focused to tender feelings of love and friendship -- and aspects which determine quality of life. Jesse felt he was created to experience emotions and appreciate beauty, to evolve the repressed side of the personality, to bring stability to the entity. He believed he was born to search for love, to find the emotional equilibrium that would bring the separate identities into harmony. Developed from suppressed characteristics, Jesse was creative and confident, loving and inquisitive, charming and fun loving. And he was on a quest -- determined to achieve his goal. Without Eddie's awareness of them, Randy and Jesse sought to balance their existence and hoped they were achieving what they saw as a normal life until Jesse experienced an incident which shattered that belief and forced them to realize they had not progressed as far as they thought. Jesse's realization that he had made a terrible mistake was devastating. Jumping to a conclusion, Randy, the controlling personality, in his determination to fend off any challenges to them, felt he must take over to handle the crisis in an effort to protect them...

The Song of Death

There was no fear in his eyes, at least not for himself. His eyes fixated on something behind her, then started glowing violet. Rebecca was pretty sure her eyes too were blazing orange as the Nephella itself stood before their army.

The Song of Death

Three teenager friends just love barging in witches’ houses, hugging giants, running through dark mazes and traveling across continents on sea dragons only to be beaten by random vampires and metal maniacs. Too much? It’s just begun. Follow Emma, William, and Lara on their journey from an ordinary school to a magical war field where they will experience much harder crashes of emotional suffering, happiness, new friends, and, heartbreaks. It’s a battle with Demons. Quite literally.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

With barely a nod to her visitors, she stepped behind a lacy curtain at the back of her hut and unraveled the deep red sarishe'd worn to work. Now that she was older, her eyes drew more attention than her breasts.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE “Inspiring . . . extraordinary . . . [Katherine Boo] shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care.”—People “A tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece.”—Judges, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday In this breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. WINNER OF: The PEN Nonfiction Award • The Los Angeles Times Book Prize • The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award • The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Publishers Weekly

The Rogue of Islay Isle

A dull ache pulsed and ebbed like a wave across the back of the woman's head. Eyes shut ... As she followed their sorrowful song, the darkness behind her eyes began to brighten to red, the warmth of dawn touching her cheeks.

The Rogue of Islay Isle

Cullen Duffie, a Highland warrior and charming rogue, is the new chief of Clan MacDonald. Determined to prove he’s not his father, Cullen works to secure his clan against the English. When a woman washes onto Islay’s shores, Cullen protects her from his uncles’ schemes. Waking up not knowing who she is or where she comes from, Rose is at the mercy of the man who found her. Unable to speak from the swelling around her throat from a rope tether, she learns as much as she can about the new world around her and the powerful, sword-wielding Highlander who has sworn to protect her. Through dreams and flashes of her past, Rose begins to rebuild her memories. But the more she recalls about the horror she escaped, the more she realizes the jeopardy she is bringing to Islay, Clan MacDonald and the Highlander who has captured her heart. Each book in the Highland Isles series is STANDALONE: * The Beast of Aros Castle * The Rogue of Islay Isle * The Wolf of Kisimul Castle * The Devil of Dunakin Castle

Harlequin Intrigue February 2014 Bundle 1 of 2

Conflicts played out behind her eyes. “Yeah, sort of. But not enough to kick up a fuss.” She took the keys back from him and sat behind the steering wheel, looking up at him as he continued to stand there with the door open.

Harlequin Intrigue February 2014   Bundle 1 of 2

Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new edge-of-your-seat romances for one great price, available now! This Harlequin Intrigue bundle includes Blood on Copperhead Trail by Paula Graves, Rocky Mountain Revenge by Cindi Myers and Rancher Rescue by Barb Han. Catch a thrill with 6 new edge-of-your-seat romances every month from Harlequin Intrigue!

Treoir Dragon Chronicles of the Belador World Book 7

On the next look behind her, three glowing eyes at the height of her shoulder peered out from the black shadows and were advancing on her. Stay and fight or run? If she ran, she might end up in that open area with something worse.

Treoir Dragon Chronicles of the Belador World  Book 7

Book 7 in New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love’s explosive Treoir Dragon Chronicles of the Belador™ World series continues with more surprises, fast action, and unexpected reveals. Casidhe followed her conscience. It cost her everything and she now faces Herrick’s wrath for deceiving him. After a disastrous trip to the Caucasus Mountains, Daegan has no mercy for another enemy, then discovers important information about his past from an unlikely source. He’s running out of days to locate the second grimoire volume on his own and enters a hostile Tribunal where Loki demands the return of Sen in one day or Beladors will pay. Reese has to choose between saving millions, including Quinn, from a demon invasion and giving up her baby. Adrianna sees an opening to save herself and Sen, but nothing is ever as it appears when dealing with monsters. Locked away by the Imortik master, Renata discovers friends imprisoned with her, who need her to escape, but she doesn’t trust the dangerous plan. Daegan is forced to make an agonizing decision to find the next grimoire volume, setting changes into motion which can’t be reversed. Atlanta is pulling apart at the seams and Imortiks are breaking through rifts in other countries. Nonhumans in the alliance are fighting on all fronts to protect humans and their own as more predatory supernaturals pour into the city, including a goddess bent on revenge. “Dianna Love is a master at urban fantasy.” ~~ Always Reviewing "Excellent storytelling that is as breathtaking as it is enchanting!" ~~Clare and Lou’s Mad About Books “If you are new and love paranormal, urban fantasy, suspense, romance, great characters, you should be reading Dianna Love.” ~~ The Reading Café *All 9 books in this series will be released within one year

The Garden of Bewitchment

Behind her. Claire spun round. Visibility was almost nil. But scurrying noises were coming closer. The woman cried out again ... Claire opened her eyes and looked into the kindly face of their neighbor Mr. Skelton. She struggled to sit, ...

The Garden of Bewitchment

"Cavendish draws from the best conventions of the genre in this eerie gothic novel about a woman’s sanity slowly unraveling within the hallways of a mysterious mansion." – Publishers Weekly Don’t play the game. In 1893, Evelyn and Claire leave their home in a Yorkshire town for life in a rural retreat on their beloved moors. But when a strange toy garden mysteriously appears, a chain of increasingly terrifying events is unleashed. Neighbour Matthew Dixon befriends Evelyn, but seems to have more than one secret to hide. Then the horror really begins. The Garden of Bewitchment is all too real and something is threatening the lives and sanity of the women. Evelyn no longer knows who - or what - to believe. And time is running out. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Behind Her Eyes

'Behind Her Eyes' is a collection of poems for those who are betrayed by feelings, for those who are heartbroken and for those who are in search of true love.

Behind Her Eyes

'Behind Her Eyes' is a collection of poems for those who are betrayed by feelings, for those who are heartbroken and for those who are in search of true love. Feelings are versified in a way that they will allow you to breathe again and heal your scars.

Enchanting Arana

Her father had smiled at her and affeconately tweaked the fin between her shoulder blades before leading them up to the shore. The blooming sensaon behind her chest guided her eyes to a dark spot in the distance.

Enchanting Arana

Once Upon a Time… Deep in an ocean far, far away, Arana falls in love with the man she rescues from certain doom. Convinced of his love, she makes a bargain with Ursuli to rid herself of her weaknesses. Betrayal cuts deep, but daggers slice deeper, and tragedy clouds her morals. Will this little Mermaid survive the Reaper's price? From two International Bestselling authors comes an exciting blend of traditional tales with the wonders of science fiction, taking the stories you love and twisting them to fit brand new worlds. Although darkness lurks within the pages of our Sci-Fi Fairytale Fusions, each one boasts a Happily Ever After for our hero and his mate. These steamy romances feature the ABO dynamic, thrilling action, and intense situations. Are you ready to find your next alien addiction?

The Doctor s Recovery Mills Boon Heartwarming

And squeeze her stupid tears back behind her eyes. Eddy made quick work of the ties behind her neck before retreating against the wall near the bathroom. His skin looked faded. He pinched his lips together as if struggling not to ...

The Doctor s Recovery  Mills   Boon Heartwarming

When a doctor and a filmmaker reconnect... Just who is healing whom?

Elantris

the king swore from behind her . Sarene raised her eyes to the sky in a look of resignation , and Ashe pulsed a quiet laugh as she turned to face King ladon . “ What ? " she asked , trying her best to sound innocent . " You !

Elantris

In 2005, Brandon Sanderson debuted with Elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad readers who have since become Sanderson fans. This new edition begins with a preface by author Dan Wells, the first person to read the completed novel, and a new afterword by Sanderson explaining how he came to write the book and its place in the Cosmere, the unified universe of all his Tor novels. Also included is an expanded version of the "Ars Arcanum" appendix, with more of the technical details of the book's magic that fans can never get enough of. Elantris was truly a milestone both for Sanderson and for the genre of epic fantasy. It deserves this special treatment, something Tor has done only once before, with Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Sanderson fans old and new will be excited to discover it. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dead to Her

"For fans of Liane Moriarty, Liv Constantine and Lisa Jewell, a twisty psychological thriller about a savvy second wife who will do almost anything to come out on top from the New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes"--

Dead to Her

"For fans of Liane Moriarty, Liv Constantine and Lisa Jewell, a twisty psychological thriller about a savvy second wife who will do almost anything to come out on top from the New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes"--

Princess Firoza

Most of the eyes were full of antagonism. The queens and the other women behind the covered windows looked at her with a mixture of distaste and curiousity. Princess Firoza stood up and boldly took off the burqua.

Princess Firoza

''Based on the Historical personages and facts the novel arrests the interest and attention of the reader from first to last. There is an incessant flow in the moving narration of events. Purushotam Pomal has done a yeoman's service by pulling out an immortal true story of unrequited love from the dust-bin of history. Transliteration in English is an appreciable attempt at widening the scope of this historical novel for the English reading world.' RAJAN VISHAL, I.A.S. Dist. Collector & D.M. Jalore (Raj) " Searching for light in the dark pages of history. The storyline of the novel grips the reader and one is forced to turn the pages till he reaches the end. I can vouch for this as I had the same experience." Rajendra Rajan 'Suchitaayan', Begusarai, Bihar "In a piece of historical work, if the author focuses solely on describing the historical events, the narrative becomes very tedious. Pomalji has done an excellent job of balancing the narative with ingenuity and turned out an extremely enjoyable novel. Congratulations." Dr. Suraj Paaliwal. Wardha "The list of great works of literature which have given a new direction to the development of genere of Historical Novels in Hindi would be incomplete without "Shahzaadi Firoza", authored by Shri Pomal. It is a unique creation based on the tragic love story of a Muslim Princess and a Rajput Prince. The author has successfully woven the delicate fabric of the story which reaches out to the readers across the pages of history. The author has found an exquisite balance between the narration and the narrative. The novel is a beautiful example of confluence of history, legend and emotional quotient of a love story."

The Great Escapee Series

glanced at the guardian behind her. His eyes revealed the rest. She smirked. "Lemme check. Maybe. Maybe not. He might be in the park or downtown. Or ... at the grocery store. It's hard telling where he'll be these days.

The Great Escapee Series

Endorsement for Released, Book 1 ~ “A curmudgeonly ex-con senior citizen, a little girl named Bea, and her addict mother. An unlikely trio crosses paths on the road to redemption from their pasts in small town Nebraska—with a little help from above. With true-to-life grit and characters you love to love (and some you love to hate), RELEASED is a fresh slice of hope in a world of injured souls." —Tosca Lee, NYT bestselling author of Progeny In Released: Ex-con. Nobody cares ... except a tiny girl named Bea. Clarence was locked up in prison for sixty years. Now he’s free in a nursing home. Still imprisoned by his angry heart. He’s been set up. Bea’s mommy, Katty—brutally abused by a former boyfriend. She follows her family’s tradition for living and parenting. Until the boyfriend comes back for their daughter. In Rescued: A pool—sink hole, really—in small town Nebraska. It’s either a blessing or a curse, depending on the heart of the person who explores it. Ex-con Clarence and germaphobe Noell, are both being drawn to the pool. Clarence finds a yellowed newspaper article about it, stuck in his old law textbook. Noell stumbles across journals, documenting pool drownings back in 1937, in her vintage camper. Both dive in—or rather, Clarence falls in. Neither bargain for what they find. In Restored: Clarence is set up. Again. Just when he and Harold Dexter scheme to create an agency—Harold is the detective, and Clarence the put-em-away lawyer—Clarence is dragged away to prison ... again. This sets off a string of events: Katty digs through Clarence’s files to find a way to free him—only to be confronted with the shock of her life, and with Clarence out of the way, evil Phil has free access to Katty and his little girl, Bea. Noell has to face her own nightmares and the reality of her gift—or is it a curse? Buy the Collection to engage Clarence’s story now! The Great Escapee Series Box Series includes: Released Book #1 Rescued Book #2 Restored Book #3

Five Ways To Kill A Man

a lift and she waited, knowing that there was a figure behind her, scanning the lights to see when the doors would sigh open, ... her mouth hanging open slackly, stared at Alice as though there was nothing much going on behind her eyes.

Five Ways To Kill A Man

***Discover your next reading obsession with Alex Gray's bestselling Scottish detective series*** Whether you've read them all or whether this is your first Lorimer novel, FIVE WAYS TO KILL A MAN is perfect if you love Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves Don't miss the latest thrilling series instalment - BEFORE THE STORM IS OUT NOW WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT THE LORIMER SERIES: 'Warm-hearted, atmospheric' ANN CLEEVES 'Relentless and intriguing' PETER MAY 'Move over Rebus' DAILY MAIL 'Exciting, pacey, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS 'Superior writing' THE TIMES 'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH _______________ The perfect murder takes practice. An unpredictable killer is loose on the streets of Glasgow, experimenting with death. Beginning with brute force, the murderer moves on to poison and drowning, greedy for new and better ways to kill. Faced with a string of unconnected victims, DCI Lorimer turns to psychologist and friend Solomon Brightman for his insights. Lorimer is also assigned to review the case of a fatal house fire. His suspicions are raised by shocking omissions in the original investigation. Some uncomfortable questions have been buried but Lorimer is the man to ask them. As the serial killer gets closer to Lorimer's family, can the DCI unmask the volatile murderer before the next victim is found too close to home?

A Bride for Keeps Unexpected Brides Book 1

Moments later soothing darkness fell, and she tried to pry open her eyes. Everett's arm slipped behind her neck, and the rim of acool tin cup pressed against her lower lip. She downed the contents. “More.” He assisted her again, ...

A Bride for Keeps  Unexpected Brides Book  1

"Melissa Jagears is a stand-out talent! Her fresh new voice is strong, stylish, and makes A Bride for Keeps a page-turner for anyone who fancies a stirring love story." -Rosslyn Elliot, author of Fairer Than Morning and Sweeter Than Birdsong "A Bride for Keeps treats readers to an engaging, prairie romance...delivering a heartwarming, satisfying read." -Maggie Brendan, CBA bestselling author of The Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides series. "Melissa Jagears has penned a tender tale of a mail-order bride who takes both the groom--and herself--by surprise when love comes softly...quietly... to heal their broken hearts." -Julie Lessman, author of Love at any Cost "A Bride for Keeps is just beautiful. It put me in mind of Janette Oke's sweet prairie romances but with a bit more edge, which I found compelling...I loved it." -Mary Connealy, author of Fired Up Everett Cline will never humiliate himself by seeking a mail-order bride. Not again. He's already been jilted by three mail-order brides and figures a wife just isn't in his future. However, a well-meaning neighbor hasn't given up on seeing him settled, so she goes behind his back to bring yet another woman to town for him. Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. A mail-order marriage in faraway Kansas is a last resort, but she'll do anything to leave her life in Massachusetts and the heartbreak she's experienced there. Although Everett doesn't see how a beautiful, cultured woman like Julia could be happy sharing his simple life, he could really use a helpmate on his homestead. Determined to prove she's more than just a pretty face, Julia agrees to a marriage in name only. Faced with the harsh realities of life on the prairie and hesitant to explore the tentative feelings growing between them, can Everett and Julia ever let each other in long enough to fall in love?