THE DANNER SERIES
In the late 1800’s patriarch Joseph Danner brings his family to the rural Oregon town of Rock Springs in the hopes of burying a long held secret that could destroy him and everyone he loves. However, past lies and secrets come back to haunt Joseph and his children – handsome and stalwart Tremaine, beautiful and irrepressible Lexington, responsible and affable Harrison, black sheep Jesse, and strong and silent Samuel – who must then face triumphs and tragedies, individually and together, to vanquish enemies who seek to ruin their way of life and tear them apart forever.
This series includes the following novels:
BOOK I of the Danner Quartet
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Bush delivers a rollicking turn-of-the-century quartet of tales set in the town of Rock Springs, Oregon. Book I, LADY SUNDOWN, begins the saga with beautiful and reckless Lexie Danner who is determined to claim the shining promise of her future. Not for her the stifling confines of an elegant finishing school – she will fulfill her dream to be an animal doctor, and wed whomever she pleases! And she’ll let no one stop her – least of all her so-called stepbrother Tremaine. Related to Lexie through marriage only and her enemy since childhood, the rugged, boldly confident young doctor sparks a fierce anger in her – and to her surprise, newly-awakened desire.
Then a scheming land baron and a powerful, vengeful enemy from the past threaten to destroy all Lexie and Tremaine cherish. Now they must join forces and fight for their lives – and a love as blazing and eternal as the boundless mountain skies . . .
BOOK II of the Danner Quartet begins with beautiful and reckless Miracle Jones….
Searching for a past that was more lore than truth, part-Indian healer, Miranda “Miracle” Jones, drove her peddler’s cart toward Rock Springs, Oregon -- straight into danger. Before she could learn anything about her missing and mysterious father, and carrying the tin box he’d left her – her only memento – she was attacked by highwaymen and sold to Harrison Danner at a drunken bachelor party on the eve of his wedding. Danner meant only to save her. But Miracle, frightened and trusting only in herself, stabbed him – and then, with her herbal potions, desperately sought to save the compelling stranger’s life!
AND YOU SHALL FIND…
Danner was pledged to the daughter of his bitterest enemy; their wedding was meant to end a generations-old feud. Yet he could not resist his attraction for the strong-spirited beauty who had attacked him – and then stole his bartered heart. Though they both fought the wave of passion that threatened to overtake them, and which could only leave devastation and betrayal in its wake, the truth of their love was undeniable, a force of nature they willingly succumbed to within each other’s arms . . .
BOOK III of the Danner Quartet
Beautiful, headstrong Kelsey Garrett is determined to make a new start in Portland under an assumed name. But everything changes when she runs into Jesse Danner, the hot-blooded, stubborn black sheep of the Danner family whom she has secretly loved for years. Devastated to find he doesn't even recognize her, she nonetheless agrees to help him seek revenge against a brutal land baron who once left him for dead.
Drawn into a web of greed and intrigue, Kelsey and Jesse struggle against the desire they feel for one another; a raging fire that threatens to overwhelm them both. Too proud to admit their longings, their chance for happiness is nearly destroyed when Jesse’s plan for vengeance puts their lives in jeopardy. Then they must risk all they have in a battle to survive – and to claim a magnificent future together.
BOOK IV of the Danner Quartet
Lady Veronica Elizabeth Ashworth was the talk of London, ever since society gossip linked her with a notorious rake. To save the family reputation, her cold-hearted father vowed to choose her a husband – unless she found a fiancé herself, by the end of the Marquess of Wilshire’s ball. As the dancers whirled and the deadline neared, beautiful, headstrong Veronica set tongues wagging again, as she swept in from the balcony on the arm of a handsome American stranger…
Samuel Danner was as exotic as the Oregon frontier from which he hailed – and as uninterested in marriage as any man could be. He was searching London for the man who had killed his beloved wife when Lady Veronica offered help – if he would pose as her fiancé. Refusing her offer was the right thing to do, but Veronica’s quick mind and vibrant spirit spoke a language Samuel could not resist…as fate transformed her from scandal’s darling into a proud, courageous woman who would risk her life for the man she adored. But only when he thought he’d lost her forever would Samuel recognize that Veronica could lighten the darkness of his soul and be the woman of his dreams.
THE PRINCESS OF COLDWATER FLATS
So Samantha Whalen figured the only way to save her mortgaged-to-the-hilt spread was to find herself a husband, huh? But who'd marry a spitfire like her? Sure, she was a fine-lookin' woman--but everybody for miles around knew she was the orneriest filly west of the Rockies ....
Then Cooper Ryan came to town .... Seemed he had his eye on the Whalen ranch--and maybe on the rancher, too. And some folks figured the long, tall stranger with the lazy smile was a match for the princess of Coldwater Flats--in more ways than one ....
Fifteen years ago Sherry Sterling and J.J. Beckett made a child. But nobody in the small town of Oceantides was ready to see the golden boy marry the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. So Sherry left town, pregnant . . . and alone.
Now Sherry’s daughter longs to meet the father she never knew, so Sherry returns to her hometown, prepared to face her past—and the still single, incredibly handsome J.J. Despite her determination to forget him, J.J.’s never been far from her thoughts, and though Sherry knows he will never forgive her, she goes back to Oceantides hoping J.J. will at least accept his daughter. But then she sees him again. J.J. Beckett. The only man she’s ever loved. And this time she’s afraid she might not have the strength to walk away again.
THE PRINCESS AND THE PAUPER
THE PRINCESS. . .
One reckless teenage night, well-to-do April Hollis tempted a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, and it changed her life forever. Motorcycle riding, leather jacket-clad Jesse Cawthorne was everything her family forbade: poor, dangerous, with no future that they could see. A man who would only break April’s heart. But April couldn’t resist Jesse, and they spent a lost, tempestuous summer together.
THE PAUPER. . .
As summer turned to fall, however, Jesse realized April was playing with his feelings, and his terrible pride forced them apart. He believed she was what he’d always thought: a spoiled, little rich girls from Windsor Estates. And knowing he would never fit into her wealthy world, he fled.
THE RECKONING. . .
Now, ten years later, Jesse was back, and he and April were forced to confront the same impossible passion that had once held them in thrall . . . and damn the consequences.
One fateful afternoon Rory Camden learned that Nick Shard, her best friend for life, was the victim of a terrible boating accident where at least one man was left for dead. In sick horror, she realized she’d refused to tell him how she felt about him, though he’d begged her to, right before he headed onto the water.
Rory’s father’s unfaithfulness had haunted her throughout her life, and she’d determined she couldn’t trust any man with her heart, even Nick. The only confidante she truly trusted was her diary, where over the years she’d put down all her emotions: from joy to despair, from hate to love.
But then Nick re-entered her life with a vengeance and suddenly Rory was faced with the fact that what had once been friendship was fast turning to desire. How could she think about Nick that way. . .? And letting him know how she felt would only spell disaster. But Nick had his own ideas where Rory was concerned. His penetrating way of getting under her skin became a danger to all her carefully laid plans to keep her heart under lock and key.
And now time had run out. . .
IMAGINARY LOVER is the second book in a two-book series called SUMMER LOVIN’.
Still reeling from painful news that would irrevocably change her life, Candace McCall didn’t want to attend her father’s annual Christmas-in-July party at his mansion on the island – or pin on a smile to deal with his colleagues, even the dashing Connor Holt. But it’s Con who becomes intrigued with Candace, when he sees a woman in a silvery dress standing at the edge of a rocky point looking like she’s about to jump. Then Con realizes who Candace is and all his own past mistakes come rushing back: he’d fallen once for the boss’s daughter and he’d be damned if he was going to do it again! But history may be doomed to repeat itself because Con catches glimpses of the vulnerable woman hiding behind her icy façade and he finds he cannot turn away.
SUMMERTIME BLUES is the first book in a two-book series called SUMMER LOVIN’.
Maggie Holt had never stopped loving Tanner Baines, no matter how hard she tried. She was a girl from the wrong side of the tracks and he was a wealthy “lake kid” who’d won her heart during several long, sultry summers when they were both young. But Tanner had thrown their love away at the end of that last summer and married someone else, a girl with all the right connections, a girl who was Maggie’s nemesis. Now, fourteen years after leaving Lake Chinook, Tanner was suddenly back. Though Maggie wanted to hate him, she just couldn’t, even though Tanner still held secrets from the past – the same secrets that had ripped them apart so long ago and still had the power to destroy their happiness. Though Maggie tells herself to forget him – she’s had enough summertime blues for a lifetime – she forces Tanner to reveal the soul-destroying barrier that has kept them from being together all this time and finds a way to love him again.