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Publication Order of Bridesmaids Books

The Wedding Promise (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Always a Bridesmaid (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rescued by a Bridesmaid (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You May Now Kiss the Bridesmaid (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bridesmaid Wore White (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cowboy Academy Books

A Cowboy Worth Waiting For (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cowboy's Fourth of July (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Harmony Valley Books

Dandelion Wishes (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Kisses (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of Change (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Perfect Year (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time for Love (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Memory Away (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man of Influence (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying the Single Dad (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love, Special Delivery (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Support Your Local Sheriff (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying the Wedding Crasher (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever Family in a Small Town (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kissing Test Books

A Kiss is Just a Kiss (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And Then He Kissed Me (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss Me at Midnight (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When You Kiss Me (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mountain Firefighter Books

A Daughter for the Mountain Firefighter (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Son for the Mountain Firefighter (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twins for the Mountain Firefighter (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Baby for the Mountain Firefighter (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Mountain Monroes Books

The Secrets to My Success (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kissed by the Country Doc (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowed in with the Single Dad (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rescued by the Perfect Cowboy (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lassoed by the Would-Be Rancher (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charmed by the Cook's Kids (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Littlest Cowgirls (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caught by the Cowboy Dad (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cowgirl's Secret (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy Meets His Match (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Healing the Rancher (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cowboy Thanksgiving (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sunshine Valley Books

The Christmas Wish (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can't Hurry Love (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sealed with a Kiss (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Merry Match (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream a Little Dream (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Michael's Father (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Family Man (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expectant Father (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back to Eden (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Count on Love (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Marriage Between Friends (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Married Again (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dog-Gone Christmas (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Comeback Christmas (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a New Year's Eve (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merry Christmas Carol (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boycotting Christmas (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Recipes of Love (With: Donna Fasano,Helen Scott Taylor,Alicia Street,Denise Devine,Margaret Daley,Lyn Cote,Karen Rock,Roxanne Rustand,Merrillee Whren,Shanna Hatfield) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frankly, My Dear: Creating Unforgettable Characters (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Putting Story on the Page (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Blackwell Sisters Books

Montana Welcome (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Wishes (By: Amy Vastine) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Dreams (By: Anna J. Stewart) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Match (By: CarolRoss) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Wedding (By: Cari Lynn Webb) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Blackwells of Eagle Springs Books

Wyoming Promise (By: Anna J. Stewart) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wyoming Secret Proposal (By: Amy Vastine) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyoming Rodeo Rescue (By: Carol Ross) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Favorite Wyoming Sheriff (By: Cari Lynn Webb) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyoming Christmas Reunion (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Return of the Blackwell Brothers Books

The Rancher's Twins (By: Carol Ross) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher's Rescue (By: Cari Lynn Webb) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher's Redemption (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher's Fake Fiancée (By: Amy Vastine) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher's Homecoming (By: Anna J. Stewart) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Return to Christmas Falls Books

Homecoming in Christmas Falls (By: Ciara Knight) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homecoming for Christmas (By: Ciara Knight) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever Yours in Christmas Falls (By: Susan Hatler) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Compromise (By: Susan Hatler) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rumor Has It (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Twas the Kiss Before Christmas (By: Susan Hatler) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Complicated Christmas (By: Ciara Knight) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unexpectedly in Love (By: Jean Oram) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between Christmas and Romance (By: Shanna Hatfield) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between Christmas and Romance (By: Shanna Hatfield) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sugar Plum Christmas (By: Susan Hatler) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fake Husband for Christmas (By: Susan Hatler) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas at the Sleigh Cafe (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Competition (By: Susan Hatler) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Single...With Kids Books

Love and the Single Mom (By: C.J. Carmichael) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best-Kept Secret (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All-American Father (By: Anna DeStefano) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blame It on the Dog (By: Amy Frazier) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of 12 Days of Heartwarming Christmas Books

A Christmas Carousel Proposal (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paint Me a Christmas (By: Anna Adams) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Horse (By: Liz Flaherty) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Five Golden Wishes (By: Cari Lynn Webb) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pride and Presents (By: Cheryl Harper) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Christmas Promise (By: Tara Randel) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Defending Christmas (By: Carol Ross) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hope Chest (By: Amy Vastine) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gift Horse (By: Beth Carpenter) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Christmas Carousel Baby (By: Anna J. Stewart) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Miracle for Christmas (By: LeAnne Bristow) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa School (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleigh Bells in the Snow (By: Claire McEwen) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Breaking the Rules Books

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Amber Rules / Playing for Love (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Rules / Fool for Love (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cora Rules / It's Only Love (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gemma Rules / All My Love (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breaking the Rules / All She Needs is Love (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fighting for Love (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollywood Confidential (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Going Back Books

The House on Creek Road (By: Caron Todd) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Past, Present and a Future (By: Janice Carter) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Little Hills (By: Janice Macdonald) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Imperfect (By: Karina Bliss) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everything To Prove (By: Nadia Nichols) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man With a Past (By: Kay Stockham) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Best Friend's Baby (By: Molly O'Keefe) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truth About Family (By: Kimberly Van Meter) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Count on Love (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wedding Heiress (By: Pamela Ford) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to West Texas (By: Jean Brashear) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrong Man For Her (By: Kathryn Shay) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Come Home (By: Darlene Gardner) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Than a Memory (By: Roz Denny Fox) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man to Rely on (By: Cindi Myers) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Forever Family (By: Jamie Sobrato) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Comes Back (By: Jeannie Watt) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man She Once Knew / The Price He Paid (By: Jean Brashear) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Letter for Annie (By: Laura Abbot) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boyfriend's Back (By: Ellen Hartman) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unlikely Setup (By: Margaret Watson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can't Stand the Heat? (By: Margaret Watson) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Always a Temp (By: Jeannie Watt) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lot Like Christmas (By: Dawn Atkins) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deserving of Luke (By: Tracy Wolff) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Connection (By: Dawn Atkins) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Southern Reunion (By: Lenora Worth) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Goodbye (By: Sarah Mayberry) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Good Reason (By: Sarah Mayberry) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prodigal Son (By: Beth Andrews) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Gift (By: Darlene Gardner) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In His Eyes (By: Emmie Dark) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Shot (By: Ellen Hartman) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Riley's Girl (By: Inglath Cooper) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Once Upon a Christmas(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We'd Rather Be Writing(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book Bites #3(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Blue(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Melinda Curtis is a USA Today Bestseller romance, humor and comedy author. Before she began writing, she worked as a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company.

The author loves romances about women who never realize that they’re strong until a hero comes their way. When not writing romance stories, Melinda can be found bonding with her husband over remodelling projects.

Can’t Hurry Love
Lola Williams gave up everything, including her career in New York, to marry Randy. After a year of marriage, she is widowed and left stranded in Sunshine, Colorado, finding out that Randy had secrets she could have never imagined.

This happens before she even can come to terms with his death. Her husband has been cheating on her the whole time they were married. She’s trying to find the person who is sleeping with her husband. But will she be happy when she finds out?

Lola makes it clear that she’ll never fall in Love again, but the matchmaking ladies of the Sunshine Valley Widows Club have other plans. The Club is ready to help him find a happily ever after, yet she isn’t willing to be part of it.

Sherrif Drew Taylor has been unlucky when it came to love. He lives in Sunshine in a simple lifestyle when she meets Lola. She got the attention of Drew when she decided to burn all her husband’s inner wears in her driveway. From that day, Drew starts keeping an eye on her as he starts realizing other things about her, not only the crazy ones but also the good ones.

Drew is raising his daughter with his family’s help while he goes to work. His ex-wife has started showing signs that she wants to be a part of their daughter’s life after disappearing for six good years, but Drew is against it since she can’t be trusted. His lawyer suggested that getting married might help solve the problem.

Drew sees Lola as a wild lady and different from the rest of the women he has ever met. She brings hope into his world but isn’t looking for Love. When Lola asks for help from him to discover his hidden secret, Drew finds himself giving in against his judgement, especially with the Widows Club spying on them both.

Lola wants the sheriff to help her out in solving the mystery. Drew is a good guy, holding his heart close to him as he is currently fighting the custody of her daughter. Due to Lola’s husband’s behavior, she is also not looking for Love.

Soon Lola starts changing Drew’s peaceful and predictable world, which he seems to like. Will a big-city girl like Lola ever give her heart to a small-town guy like Drew?

Three major events take place in the novel, all woven together to form one terrific romantic comedy. The first is about Lola’s feelings and the fallout after learning about her husband’s secret life. The second part is about the widows club ladies and a secret unveiled as they tried helping others find their happily ever after.

The last is the events surrounding Sheriff Drew Taylor’s descent into challenges, including a custody fight with his ex and Lola’s tricks. Can’t Hurry Love is a sweet, thrilling, fun, sexy and emotional romantic journey with small-town goodness, engaging characters, heart-racing twists and passion.

It’s breathtaking how Lola never gave up on finding out Randy’s secret. After all, who can blame?

Sheriff Drew and Lola are adorable and amazing characters trying to find a way with each other. Can’t Hurry Love is a story about small-town life, forgiveness, Love and finding Love again. Lots of drama will keep you at the edge of your seat.

Melinda weaves some laugh-out-loud scenes with emotions while serving an endearing romance.

A second Chance Christmas
Twelve years ago, rumors about Lexi and Kevin were everywhere and even until now, nothing much has changed, and they can escape it this time. Both of them can’t escape from Christmas falls or even each other.

Lexi Townsend’s career as a political strategist is not advancing. She writes speeches for fresh senators in DC while in her cubicle. However, if she can hitch her career and become a growing political star, she’ll soon find herself at the corner office before long.

When Lexi is offered an assignment on someone who could jump from local to national politics, she imagines herself at the corner office. As a political strategist, Lexi has been sent to her old hometown to help a candidate get elected as mayor.

If she can succeed in the assignment, she’ll be promoted. Her imagination continues to lighten her mood and excite her until she realizes that her candidate is Kevin O’Malley, the same person who damaged her high school reputation at home in Christmas Falls with a rumor.

Lexi can’t believe that she is back in Christmas Falls and working as Kevin’s campaign manager after deciding to run for mayor against his father. Since it’s part of her job, Lex prepares herself for the most challenging political race in her career because it’s more personal this time.

Sometimes it’s crazy how rumors can ruin people forever, and Lexi knows it firsthand after her secret high school relationship with Kevin. He was the only person Lexi ever loved and ruined her reputation years back.

The rumor was so nasty that she had to leave her home town of Christmas Falls. Now she is headed back home, ready for a bundle of surprises. Working with him after all those years will be challenging for both of them.

Might he have changed over the years? Is he still doing whatever benefits him, whether it’s true or not?

Kevin has a good charm of lying to everyone as long as he gets what he wants in the end. He is evil, and This keeps Lexi afraid, forcing her to do everything she can to ensure he gets elected as the next mayor.

However, when rumors start spreading again, and Kevin does nothing to stop them, she will have to decide if she will support him to win or accept her losses and move on.

Melinda shows how once people have their minds set about some rumors, it’s hard to convince them otherwise. However, the novel shows how the small town knows how to care for each other during times like this.

A Second Chance Christmas is a heartwarming romantic story with many ups and downs. There is undeniable chemistry between the main characters, but can they be able to cross the barriers of their present and past rumors?

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