Amanda Larrowe’s lack of trust sabotages her relationships. The English teacher and award-winning author of middle-grade adventure books for boys has shut off communication with friends and family to meet her January 2 book deadline. Now, in the deepest snow accumulation Richmond, Virginia has experienced in years, Camden Lancaster moves in across the street. After ten years, her heart still smarts from the humiliating aftermath of their perfect high school Valentine’s Day date. He may have transformed into a handsome, amiable man, but his likeability doesn’t instill trust in Amanda’s heart. When Cam doesn’t recognize her on their first two encounters, she thinks it’s safe to be his fair-weather neighbor. Boy is she wrong.
Praise for Gift of the Magpie
In Gift of the Magpie, writer Amanda Larrowe finds herself with a pressing deadline, a new neighbor and an old grudge. But Christmas has a way of sweeping in with surprises, and Amanda soon discovers that there’s more than one way to end a story. This fast-moving, lighthearted romance will hold readers in its grip to the very last page.
—Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of The Devoted
When the doorbell rings and you’re in your snowman jammies and the guy who humiliated you ten years ago stands on your doorstep looking more handsome than ever . . . it’s a sure set-up for a second chance at love. Once again, Zoe M. McCarthy gives us a fun and cozy romance as satisfying as a cup of homemade hot chocolate.
—Becky Melby, author of the Lost Sanctuary Series and Do You Know What I Know?
Praise for Calculated Risk
“Dating on the rebound, meddling parents, opposites fighting the attraction. . .with humor and tenderness, Zoe M. McCarthy puts fun, fresh spins on these favorite themes. No risk involved in picking up this romantic read!”
—Becky Melby, author of the Lost Sanctuary Series
“It’s easy to enjoy this story of faith, family and how two people find love at the exact time in their lives they need each other most. I loved spending Thanksgiving with Nick’s family almost as much as Cisney did! Calculated Risk is a perfect title for a story of two people whose lives and livelihood must include measuring risk, but there is no risk for a reader in choosing this delightful romance!”
—Maureen Lang, author of All in Good Time
What happens when an analytical numbers man meets a mercurial marketing Rep? Romance is a calculated risk…
Whoever said opposites attract was right, of course…but no one ever said what they attract.
Jilted by the latest of her father’s choices of “real men,” Cisney Baldwin rashly accepts an invitation to spend Thanksgiving weekend with a sympathetic colleague and his family. Nick LeCrone is a man too much her opposite to interest her and too mild-mannered to make her overbearing father’s “list.” Now, Cisney fears Nick wants to take advantage of her vulnerable state over the holiday. Boy, is she wrong.
Nick wants little to do with Cisney. She drives him crazy with all her sticky notes and quirks. He extended an invitation because he felt sorry for her. Now he’s stuck, and to make matters worse, his family thinks she’s his perfect match. He’ll do what he can to keep his distance, but there’s just one problem—he’s starting to believe Cisney’s magnetism is stronger than he can resist.
Published by White Rose, an imprint of Pelican Book Group