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Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

Previously titled Fall from Grace, this classic Jill Barnett love and laughter novella is set in the Highlands of Scotland, where the Clan McNish has been raided and left starving by their bitter rivals, the McNabs.As granddaughter to the clan chieftain, Grace McNish decides it is her duty to capture and ransom a vile McNab. But she and her clan of misfits mistakenly capture the wrong man, Colin Campbell, Earl of Argyll and Lord of the Isles, who is on his way to decide the fate of the two warring clans. For fans of Julie Garwood and Jude Deveraux.
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Eleanor's Hero

Eleanor's Hero

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

Originally titled Boxing Day, Eleanor's Hero is a classic Christmas short story of love set in turn of the century New York City.When her grandfather dies, lonely spinster Eleanor Austen is forced to move into an apartment on the top floor of the building he leased to a noisy gymnasium owned by famed Irish boxer Conn Donnoughue. During a snowy and magical December, two lonely people just might find they have more in common than they thought...For readers of Jude Deveraux and Julie Garwood.
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Dark Places In the Heart

Dark Places In the Heart

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

New York Times bestselling author Jill Barnett sweeps readers away to the sultry California coast in a profoundly moving story about the power of forgiveness. One fateful night changes the lives and fortunes of three innocent women — Kathryn, Laurel, and Julia Peyton. But destiny comes in the form of wealthy, California oil magnate Victor Banning, a ruthless businessman who raised his grandsons Jud and Cale to be just like him: hungry predators in a dog-eat-dog world. Soon everything they've worked for is at risk, when the Banning brothers chance meet an innocent young woman named Laurel Peyton. "Spanning thirty years and three generations of Peyton women and Banning men, Dark Places In The Heart follows both families in the most unexpected of ways. A novel that is both provocative and lyrical, it explores the depth of blood ties, the mistakes we make in the name of love, and our ability to hope, forgive, and find the courage to change." Kristin...
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The Heart's Haven

The Heart's Haven

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett's very first title, The Heart's Haven, won the Persie Award for Best First Book.The lawless, gold-hungry town of San Francisco was no place to raise a family, but Hallie Fredriksen had little choice after her mother's sudden death. Her father's call to sea took him away for months at a time, and there was no one but Hallie to raise her headstrong sister and impish twin brothers. The young Fredriksen clan was a handful, but the last person Hallie needed involved was Kit Howland, the arrogant and handsome whaling agent who was her father's good friend...and her own secret crush. But Kit had been burned by love and thought himself immune to feelings of the heart, until he was face to face with the most unlikely beauty, who captured his heart with her spirit and laughter. He refused to trust his feelings, refused to forget the past and step into the dangerous territory of love and desire...
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Dreaming

Dreaming

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

            Most English girls meet their heart's desire across a crowded ballroom or in a genteel parlor. Letitia Olive Hornsby finds hers when she knocks him into a river. A curly-haired, blue-eyed hellion of only eleven, she decides right then that Richard, the dashing, handsome, and totally disreputable son of the Earl of Downe, is the white knight of her dreams.             Now fully grown, Letty is spinning a plan to save Richard from himself...by marrying him. And he soon has the bruises to prove it. The chit has come back into Richard's life with a crash -- literally falling into his arms--and soon she is meddling in his ruinous drinking, gambling, and amorous liaisons. But when fate makes them prisoners of a ring of dangerous smugglers, Richard discovers in his mischievous cellmate a pure, romantic spirit that sparks a flame in his own darkly shadowed heart. If only they can escape with their lives, perhaps they find a lifetime of adventures in each other's arms.    
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Bewitching

Bewitching

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

            She had bewitched the most serious, snobbish, and handsome Duke in England. Joyous MacQuarrie...the pixie-like, green-eyed beauty had appeared from nowhere and fell unashamedly into his arms. And all that his society friends knew of the mysterious lady was that she was Scottish and that her grandmother had been a Locksley. Even her fine bloodline didn't make Joy quite proper enough to be a Duchess, but a proud nobleman like Alec, Duke of Belmore, did as he pleased...and he wanted to marry the beautiful girl who aroused his desire.             But Alec soon discovered he could not do what he pleased with Joy Fiona MacQuarrie. Bubbling with laughter, filled with spirit, she turned stately Belmore Park upside down with merriment and strange occurrences. She might even have gotten Alec to laugh -- and to cherish her -- if it had not been for the truth she hid. Though he turned to fire when he tasted her petal-soft lips, he turned to ice when he discovered that this winsome lady was, in fact, a witch. A witch whose powers of white magic were not always perfectly under control....Too late, Joy knew she was desperately in love and that nothing could stop the course of their destiny -- the scandal threatening to destroy her and the passion that held them both spellbound in a forbidden, irresistible match of two enchanted hearts.
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Sentimental Journey

Sentimental Journey

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

Set against the epic panorama of WWII comes a story of remarkable men and women caught up in complex tangle of duty, passion, and heroism. U.S. Army officer J.R. Cassidy is man known for his stealth, until he finds himself on the run in the deserts of North Africa with Kitty Kincaid, the daughter of a U.S. scientist he has vowed to protect, but who is destined to be used by anyone who wants to control her father. Barnstormer Charlotte Morrison follows her passion to the skies over England, where she and other women pilots choose to volunteer for the war effort. But ferrying planes for the RAF is not the only thing that strikes a sharp passion in Charley. When her path crosses with RAF pilot George ‘Skip’ Inskip and small town Texas patriot Red Walker, she finds her most difficult choices have nothing to do with duty and patriotism. From the battlefields of Europe to the blue skies of the English countryside, from solid hometown roots in the American West to the shifting sands of the Sahara Desert, five ordinary men and women risk their lives for honor and their country, and find themselves changed forever, not merely by the circumstances of war, but by the deepest trials of the human heart.From Publishers WeeklyBestselling romance novelist Barnett (Wicked) has seen her books translated into 14 languages, and she finally makes her hardcover debut with this title-says-it-all saga about five individuals caught up in the hyperbolic WWII era, when men were fearlessly daring flyboys and women had to be both smart cookies and virgins at the same time. Despite good intentions and considerable research, however, the result is as ungainly as Bay and Bruckheimer's Pearl Harbor. Rugged, handsome J.R. Cassidy is sent to North Africa to save beautiful damsel in distress Kitty Kincaid (who is not only plucky but blind) from the Nazis. Red Walker, longing to depart his small Texas town, begins flying after he takes a shine to Charlotte "Charley" Morrison, a flygirl who in turn finds herself falling for RAF ace George "Skip" Inskip. Skip is mourning the death of his wife and child during the bombing of London by flying his missions like a man possessed. More like a costume party with a '40s theme or a heroic cartoon, the novel overflows with clich‚s, although Barnett does a creditable job of maintaining a consistent tone throughout, especially when it comes to the macho vernacular of the military types. Of the principals, the pairing of J.R. and Kitty has the most appeal, but it takes nearly the whole book before the stories of all five main characters finally intersect. As the story jets around from North Africa to America to Europe, diehard Barnett fans will follow with pleasure; others would do well to seek out their nostalgic fulfillment elsewhere. Author tour. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.From Library JournalIn a striking departure from her usual light, funny, often whimsical romances (Wicked), Barnett has penned a riveting, multilayered mainstream novel of heroism, love, and personal growth set against the emotionally charged backdrop of World War II. Fast-paced and turbulent, her story sweeps a quintet of compelling characters from their diverse and separate lives and brings them together in adventure and tragedy, linking them forever in ways they could never have predicted. Witty dialog, a refreshing sprinkle of humor, and well-chosen details of the 1940s lighten this poignant, emotionally involving novel that is definitely mainstream but still spins a series of love stories with enough romantic appeal to please even the most die-hard romance fan. Barnett, a popular New York Times best-selling writer, lives in the Pacific Northwest. This is her hardcover mainstream debut. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Carried Away

Carried Away

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

MacLachlan brothers Calum and Eachann need brides, but there are no women on the secluded island where they live. As the descendants of a displaced Highland clan, their lives are complicated, and their goals and methods for dealing with troubles are far from the same. Calum is the logical brother, solid and steady, while Eachann lives by his impulses. When widower Eachann's two rebellious children are thrown out of their mainland boarding school, he decides it's definitely time for a wife. Fate all but hands him two women on a silver platter, so he kidnaps two brides, one to help him with his uncontrollable children, and one for his all-too serious brother.Debutantes Georgina Bayard and Amy Emerson socially opposite, old money versus new, and both are the talk of the gossipy Four Hundred. While attending the same ball, they are swept away by a mad Scotsman. As captives on a misty island, these two social enemies find themselves with only each other for support. Then, before the women can successfully escape, winter sets in and there is no way back to the mainland. They are stuck with the MacLachlans--two brothers and two unruly kids. There, on that misty island, during a cold and blustery winter, Amy and Georgina must choose: to find some way to go back to their old lives, or take a chance and let their hearts get carried away….
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Daniel and the Angel

Daniel and the Angel

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

A classic Jill Barnett Christmas novella of love and laughter.When wealthy financier D. L. Stewart's finds an injured woman in the snow in front of his New York City mansion, he has no idea she is the fair Lillian, a big-hearted and somewhat inept fallen angel, sent back to teach him what Christmas is really about. But Lilli has her work cut out for her. D.L. is a wounded and cynical soul, a man who is an expert at not feeling anything, and who believes he can buy anything and anyone. Can one loving, soft-hearted angel really change this damaged man who has a heart of solid stone? For readers of Julie Garwood and Jude Deveraux.
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Just a Kiss Away

Just a Kiss Away

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

After arriving on a lush Pacific island, Eulalie Grace LaRue is to be finally reunited with the absent father she hasn't seen since childhood. Yet before her long dreamed-of meeting can take place, the lovely but pampered Southern belle is caught in the crossfire of a violent revolution and thrown into the rugged arms of American mercenary soldier Sam Forester. On the run in the jungle, this battle-scarred soldier of fortune hasn't a clue what to do with the naive blonde in his care. Survival is his top priority, but he can not resist Lollie's endearing, helpless, and laughable charm...or deny the growing attraction between them. Though Sam thrives on chance and risk, falling in love is the one chance he isn't willing to take. Powerless against the desire that consumes them both, Lollie surrenders to his passionate embrace. But when he dismisses her affections, she is determined to fight for him, to prove that in the steamy heat of paradise, two hearts can find the love of a lifetime.
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