A COWBOY FAMILY CHRISTMAS, November 2017

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Dear Santa,

I've been a good girl. Well, mostly.

These days, I'm usually the one dishing out advice. But the readers of "Dear Debbie" don't know that I've never been the love of anyone's life. As soon as I landed at the Rocking Chair Ranch, though, my luck started to change…thanks to one special guest. Promoter Drew Madison wants to shine a spotlight on the ranch's retired cowboys. But I'm the one who feels aglow every time he glances my way. And the electricity between us? It sure could light up every town in Texas! Still, after he discovers my secret, I'm afraid that I'll be thrust back into darkness. Now I only want one thing for Christmas: for Drew to give me—no, us—a second chance…

—Lainie

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THE BRONC RIDER'S BABY, May 2017

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A pint-sized Texas surprise!

Nothing—not even a bucking bronc—can unnerve Nate Gallagher…until he lays eyes on the tiny newborn who's been entrusted to his care. The former rodeo champ isn't ready for fatherhood. Heck, the precious baby girl may not even be his. Still, he aims to step up and give her a home at the Rocking C. That is, if pretty social worker Anna Reynolds decides Nate's daddy material after all.

Making sure that father and infant daughter bond is Anna's job. But what about the fiery bond forming between Anna and Nate? Can Nate become the family man Anna believes he can be? Because she's this close to gambling her future on the rugged cowboy daddy!

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FROM FORTUNE TO FAMILY MAN, April 2017

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WHAT TO EXPECT…WHEN YOU WEREN'T EXPECTING

Kieran Fortune, vice president of Robinson Tech, knows his strengths. He's good with technology; he's good at making money and at making love. But he doesn't know one thing about parenting. And he's just become a father. To a toddler.

When the ever-so-sexy millionaire agreed to sign on as legal guardian to his best friend's daughter, he considered it a mere formality. But now Zach is gone and Kieran is…Dad. In a fit of desperation, he reaches out to Zach's ex-girlfriend. Dana Trevino is a serious-minded graduate student who is great with little Rosie. She is also Kieran's polar opposite and the very last woman he should be interested in. It isn't fair. It isn't right. It's also just about inevitable…

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ROPING IN THE COWGIRL, October 2016

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The path to true love lies deep in the heart of Texas!

As a child, the Rocking C was Blake Darnell's home away from home. Now it's a place for former rodeo cowboys to hang up their spurs…and the LA attorney is back in Texas to stop his uncle from making the biggest mistake of his life! Until he locks horns with Shannon Cramer, the sexy RN in charge of the place.

Blake thinks his uncle is falling for a gold-digger, but Shannon believes it's love even if the gorgeous, jaded lawyer doesn't. Agreeing to disagree gets complicated as their attraction heats up. But the born-and-bred cowgirl's digging in her boot heels—she'll settle for nothing less than this city slicker's heart!

Rocking Chair Rodeo: Cowboys—and true love—never go out of style!

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WED BY FORTUNE, June 2016

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You are cordially invited

to witness the courtship

of Graham Fortune Robinson

&

Sasha-Marie Gibault Smith

Graham has always thought of Sasha as his "little sister."

Sasha has always considered the rugged rancher out of her league.

Now that Sasha is all grown up, there is nothing keeping them apart… Except she has a daughter. An ex-husband. And a very noticeable baby bump. And the always proper Graham suddenly finds himself thinking very sexy thoughts about the sweet single mom!

Perhaps Fortune is finally smiling on Graham—in the form of the true love this rich, unencumbered cowboy has always longed for!

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THE COWBOY'S DOUBLE TROUBLE, April 2016

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Nanny To The Rescue!

Braden Rayburn takes his responsibilities seriously. So how's he supposed to run his newly inherited ranch while being an interim father to his orphaned half siblings, who don't speak a word of English? Especially since the onetime pro rodeo rider knows absolutely nada about raising a family. Lucky for him, he just met the beautiful answer to his prayers.

The high-energy boy and girl twins had Elena Ramirez at "hola." But being a nanny—even a temporary one—at Braden's Texas ranch wasn't on the bilingual Brighton Valley native's career path, even if her attraction to the kids' gorgeous guardian is mutual. Elena's big-city dreams don't include falling for a footloose cowboy. Or is the Rayburn rancher already the perfect family man?

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HAVING THE COWBOY'S BABY, January 2016

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"I'm…pregnant?"  

How can that be? Well, Carly Rayburn knows how—but she'd been told she could never have children. Even more shocking is returning to her family ranch to tell the daddy-to-be, sexy cowboy Ian McAllister. Carly has dreams to reach country music stardom; he has his boots planted firmly in the Texas soil. But they share two things: undeniable heat…and, soon, a baby. 

Ian never forgot Carly, nor his plans to buy her ranch. There he envisions raising a family…with the right woman and at the right time. Till Carly drops her bombshell. When his head clears, he may be thrilled to be a daddy, but can he lasso the starry-eyed singer and become a husband?

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THE BOSS, THE BRIDE & THE BABY, August 2015

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FROM CEO…TO DADDY?

Texas tycoon Jason Rayburn had been raised to take charge. To make decisions. To avoid emotion. So when he's forced to return to Brighton Valley to inventory his grandmother's small-town ranch for sale, the executive delegates the work to his new hire, local waitress Juliana Bailey. Jason never mixes business with pleasure, but even he can't ignore his attraction to the redheaded beauty—in spite of the secret she's clearly hiding…

For Juliana, the job at the Leaning R was too good to be true, offering her a place to lie low until she could confess her pregnancy to her family—and avoid local scandal. But she hadn't counted on the searing sparks flying with the corporate cowboy! Now, the expectant assistant knows the billionaire boss is no family man. But she'll fight for the right to show him he's got daddy potential!

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A ROYAL FORTUNE, January 2015

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His kingdom for a cowgirl

They go together like…chutney and barbecue. High tea and hot sauce. You couldn't come up with a more unlikely twosome than Jensen Fortune Chesterfield and Amber Rogers. So when the paparazzi catch the Fortune heir in a lip-lock with the free-spirited rodeo rider, Horseback Hollow goes wild. What is really going on here?

Princes only fall for commoners in fairy tales, but who could blame Amber for crushing on Jensen? The sweet cowgirl can see the bighearted man beneath that buttoned-up Brit. Could it be that the simple life of the Hollow is exactly what Jensen needs? If only she can find a way to get him to see how she truly feels…and rope this aristocrat for keeps!

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THE SOLDIER'S HOLIDAY HOMECOMING, November 2014

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A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER… 

Only an urgent mission could bring Sergeant Joe Wilcox back to his Texas town—and the past he's been trying to forget. The marine gets his wish when an accident robs him of his memory. The beautiful blonde who offers to nurse him back to health on a ranch that's hauntingly familiar is a bonus he didn't expect…except Chloe Dawson is strictly off-limits. 

The letter the wounded G.I. "Doe" is carrying—addressed to Chloe—only deepens the mystery of who he is and why he came to Brighton Valley. With desire sizzling between them, Chloe's in danger of falling for the sexy soldier. But what happens when his memory returns? Can she help him face his past and, together, find their future—a place where they can both belong?

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THE BACHELOR'S BRIGHTON VALLEY BRIDE, June 2014

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From undercover boss …to hometown dad?

When the gorgeous, blue-eyed corporate honcho bursts into her office, Megan Adams fears it's more than just her job at stake. The instant chemistry between them makes the once-burned single mother long to risk her heart again. But it isn't just the balance sheets that aren't adding up. Megan's starting to suspect her temporary boss isn't the small-town Texas cowboy he seems.

Computer-geek-turned-billionaire Clay Jenkins came home to Brighton Valley to uncover a baffling mystery at his flagship store. But as "Peyton Johnson," he's bonding with the alluring redhead and her son and daughter in a way that could blow his cover. Can he move beyond memories of his painful past and forge a future with Megan and her family before she uncovers his deception?

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A HOUSE FULL OF FORTUNES! April 2014

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A family-focused cowboy falls hard for the most single gal in town! USA TODAY bestselling author Judy Duarte returns with a new installment of The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow!

Toby Fortune Jones has no problem with commitment. He's committed to his ranch, to his family and to the three foster children he's taken in! Lately, though, he can't seem to stop thinking about making a little time for dating. Specifically, one very particular, blue-eyed single gal…

Twenty-four years old and Angie Edwards still can't figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. She's tried her hand at everything—even helping Toby out with his adorable brood on occasion. Folks in Horseback Hollow have called her the Queen of First Dates, but now she thinks she might have met her match in the sexy cowboy! Is she ready for true love—and a full house?

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THE DADDY SECRET, February 2014

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USA TODAY bestselling author Judy Duarte kicks off her new miniseries, Return to Brighton Valley, with an unforgettable reunion when a single mom returns to her hometown after ten years—and comes face-to-face with the father of her child!

When Mallory Dickinson comes home with the son she gave up for adoption at seventeen, she knows she has to face her past. Ten years ago, she fell hard for Rick Martinez. The irresistible Brighton Valley troublemaker with a capital T is now the town's beloved vet. But is he ready to be a father?

When Rick finds out Mallory's planning to raise their child—the son he never met—he knows this is their second chance. But how long can he keep his true identity a secret from his son…when every day brings him closer to Mallory and the boy who looks just like him? It's time for this rebel with a cause to prove he's got what it takes to become the family man he's always wanted to be.

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LONE WOLF'S LADY, January 2014

Love Inspired Historical

The Texan's Dilemma 

Bounty hunter Tom "Lone Wolf" McCain works alone. He couldn't save his childhood friend, but he'll deliver her six-year-old daughter, Sarah Jane, to the only family she has left: a wealthy great-grandfather in Texas. But that means tangling with the fiery schoolteacher who wants to adopt her. 

Katie O'Malley is determined to give Sarah Jane a fresh start away from the tragedy of her early life. Even the high-handed Mr. McCain can't stop her. But when a secret from Sarah Jane's past threatens the young girl's life, joining forces with Tom is Katie's only option. They'll need all their courage to turn a perilous future into a home, a family—and a dream come true.

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MARRY ME, MENDOZA! April 2013

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SECOND-CHANCE SWEETHEARTS?

Nicole Castleton was a shrewd businesswoman with a Texas-sized stubborn streak. She needed a husband in a hurry, and no one but her ex, Miguel Mendoza, would do! Yet she had her doubts-sweet, sexy Miguel still shook her to the core of her expensive Castleton boots. And when it came right down to it, she still desired the man beyond words.

Was it a ghost standing on his doorstep? Or could this really be his Nicole? The girl who broke Miguel's heart ten years ago was back-with a crazy proposal for a strictly business marriage! A desire for payback-and one last round of romance with the one who'd gotten away-tempted Miguel beyond any dollar amount. But this time, he wasn't so sure he'd be able to walk away from the woman of his dreams....

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TAMMY AND THE DOCTOR, March 2013

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FROM DENIM AND BOOTS TO SILK AND STILETTOS

No one can run, rope or ride a horse like Tammy Byrd. But catching the attention of the town's dreamy new doctor is beyond the Texas tomboy's talents. Tammy came to Buckshot Hills to meet the extended Byrd clan. Now she's smack in the middle of a long-simmering family feud...and trying to lasso one hard-to-get big-city healer.

Mike Sanchez can't believe the sweet cowgirl he met at her grandfather's bedside has transformed into this stunning brunette. The Philadelphia physician isn't ready for a new romance, but Tammy's quickly changing his mind. Amid explosive secrets and a certain legendary feather bed, Mike is tempted to have and to hold Tammy in his arms forever -- true Texas style!

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THE COWBOY'S FAMILY PLAN, September 2012

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Solemn rancher Alex Connor was looking for a good woman. To be more precise, he was looking for a surrogate to bear his babies. He had it all figured out: he'd be a single dad completely devoted to his children. But after his first meeting with obstetrician Dr. Selena Ramirez, all his carefully made plans flew out the window.

Selena knew she'd be able to help Alex, though not in the way he might imagine. Common sense told her to run when the sexy green-eyed cowboy admitted he wanted her. What kind of crazy fate had brought a man yearning for offspring to a woman who couldn't have any? What kind of crazy girl would gamble on a man whose heart was already taken?

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THE RANCHER'S HIRED FIANCEE, June 2012

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FAKE FIANCÉE...TRUE ROMANCE!

The Antonio Banderas look-alike standing on the porch in Western gear wasn't at all what actress Catherine Loza had expected. But when the tall, dark and totally irresistible rancher asked her to play the role of his fiancee to get the local matchmakers off his back, well...it was an offer the actress couldn't refuse.

Brighton Valley mayor Ray Mendez thought he'd come up with the perfect plan. But as his fake engagement awakened stirrings of real romance-and real passion-he soon found himself wondering if he could persuade his costar to make their arrangement of convenience permanent. A proposal from the heart-and a baby on the way!-might just convince her that he was for real....

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MENDOZA'S MIRACLE, March 2012

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Book 2 in the Fortunes of Texas continuity series

From the Desk of Leah Roberts

Review of Patient Case

Name: Javier Mendoza

Age: 31

Condition: Injured in Red Rock tornado—still hospitalized. Recovering nicely. Too handsome for a hospital bed. Too sexy for his own good.

Prognosis: Likely to cause racing pulse, sleepless nights and hospital gossip.

Course of treatment: Walk away, STAT!

The Fortunes and the Mendozas had been anxiously awaiting Javier's recovery. Finally he was on the mend, and no one was happier than his nurse, Leah Roberts. She'd been his rock during the ordeal, but now she was having thoughts that were most unprofessional. She was losing her heart to her flirty, sweet-talking patient.

But did Javier also have a case of true love?

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A BABY UNDER THE TREE, December 2011

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Dear Santa,

It's me, Jillian Wilkes. I just did something totally out of character: I spent the most glorious night of my life with a stranger named Shane Hollister. Fast-forward three weeks. The sexy cowboy with the sweet smile left me with an incredible, life-changing gift….

Hey, Santa,

Houston ex-cop Shane Hollister here. I'm still reeling from the news: I'm going to be a father! Ever since Jillian delivered her bombshell, I've made up my mind to really get to know the Texas blonde. And what better place than my ranch in Brighton Valley? Now the top priority on my wish list is to let go of the past and make a future with the family I've always wanted!

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HEALING DR. FORTUNE, February 2011

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Book 2 in the Fortunes of Texas continuity series

Healing people was Jeremy Fortune's specialty--not coming to the rescue of beautiful women with infants in their arms! The California surgeon was in Texas to locate his missing father. Instead, he might have found the woman of his dreams.

Kirsten Allen was only trying to look out for her brother's son. And now the Red Rock accountant was worried about holding on to her heart! Jeremy had the most irresistible bedside manner, and the dedicated doc was filling her head with the sweet domestic fantasy of becoming Mrs. Dr. Fortune! But only if he planned to stick around long enough to fulfill both their dreams...

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UNDER THE MISTLETOE WITH JOHN DOE, November 2010

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When the unconscious, well-dressed stranger was brought into the Brighton Valley E.R., Betsy Nielson couldn't help but notice how irresistibly attractive he was. He might not remember who he was, but the mysterious John Doe was already turning the dedicated Texas doctor's head. Now something was telling her to trust in him even if it meant risking her heart again….

The last thing he remembered was being struck from behind and going down for the count. Now he was lying in a hospital bed with a red-haired angel tending to him. Though John might have lost his memory, he knew he wanted Betsy in his life—permanently. But how could he offer her a future until he'd figured out his past?

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HIS, HERS, AND ... THEIRS?, August 2010

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Eva Galindo's dream of being a mother was about to come true—twice over. The Brighton Valley biologist wasn't just having a baby…she was expecting twins! Meeting single father of twins Dan Walker seemed like the sweetest twist of fate. How could she not offer to help out the gorgeous Texas rancher—by being temporary mommy to his own adorable pair?

Suddenly becoming guardian of his orphaned niece and nephew was a tall order for any man. But Dan couldn't think of a better stand-in nanny than the sloe-eyed mother-in-training. Only, now he didn't want Eva to leave. Maybe it was time to take a chance on both their futures by combining forces and turning two into one big, loving family….

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AND BABIES MAKE FIVE, May 2010

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Book 5 in The Baby Chase continuity series

Samantha Keating always wanted a family, and with the help of the Armstrong Fertility Institute, her dream was becoming a reality—in triplicate! The widowed mother-to-be wasn't looking for a father for her growing family. It had to be her out-of-control hormones giving her such unneighborly feelings for Hector Garza—the handsome, far-too-available man next door. But was the bachelor ready to take on another man's babies?

Hector had long been intrigued by the statuesque blonde. And Samantha's ever-enlarging baby bump made her more alluring than ever, convincing the up-from-his-bootstraps attorney that he'd finally found Mrs. Right. But was Samantha ready to take that first baby step? To let Hector be the husband—and father—he longed to be?

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RACE TO THE ALTAR, August 2009

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When race car driver Chase Mayfield found himself recovering from a car accident at a small-town hospital, the last thing he expected was to fall for the local Florence Nightingale. Who would have thought demure nurse Molly Edwards—the complete opposite of a man who lives on the edge—could lose her heart to a famous playboy? But after cautious Molly succumbed to a single night of passion, both she and Chase crashed headlong into a life-changing surprise: she's pregnant!

Can Chase convince his favorite nurse that he's a risk well worth taking—for her and their baby? This reporter bets that Chase will soon be carrying his new bride over the finish line!


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A REAL LIVE COWBOY, April 2009

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He was a Texan down to his Stetson and books…

Isabella Mendoza knew what she wanted in a husband. And William “J.R.” Fortune was so not that man. The irresistibly attractive businessman turned rancher might wear denim and spurs, but what happened when he got tired of playing cowboy?

Eldest son J.R. had come home to Red Rock to live up to the Fortune legacy. Now he wanted Isabella to share it with him. Hiring the fiery artisan to design his new ranch house was the first step. But when a devious enemy targeted both their families, he realized how far he’d go to protect the woman he loved. He’d prove that together, theirs was a heritage worth saving…

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HER BEST CHRISTMAS EVER, December 2008

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SURPRISE HOLIDAY DELIVERY:  EIGHT POUNDS, TWO OUNCES!

He’d have a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner at his mom’s ranch, count his blessings, then superstar country singer Greg Clayton would go back on tour.  But when a storm stranded him alone with the very pregnant Connie Montoya, Greg delivered her holiday baby himself!

Suddenly, he’d found something that could compare to fame and fortune:  the beautiful single mother and the sweet baby girl who felt like his own.  But Greg’s life was on the road—and Connie’s past made joining him impossible.  Until a holiday miracle called love showed him how to make all Connie’s Christmas dreams come true...

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IN LOVE WITH THE BRONC RIDER, June 2008

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When Tori took a job at the Rocking C ranch, nobody told her an ornery cowboy came with it. As a former nurse, Tori knew she could help Matt Clayton get back on his feet. The only obstacle was the injured bronc rider himself…

An accident may have ended his rodeo career, but Matt wasn't one to back down from a challenge! Now one bossy redhead was about to meet her match! But Tori was hiding something.

Would Tori's secret force her to leave Matt and the feelings he was awakening in her? Or could love work its healing magic on them both, making this a homecoming neither would forget?

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ONCE UPON A PREGNANCY, April 2008

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POSITIVELY PREGNANT?

Seems the halls of Walnut River General are harboring a few juicy secrets.  Is our ever-proper E.R. nurse Simone Garner getting a little bigger around the middle?  Rumors are flying that she and paramedic Mike O’Rourke have been seen in certain dark hospital corners, and that Simone is having his baby!

Sure, everyone in Walnut River knows Mike is quite the catch…the dreamy medic could restart a heart with just one look.  But is marriage on his radar?  One has to wonder if Simone would stand a chance with Mike if she wasn’t pregnant with his child.  Or does he know something we don’t?

THE WILDER FAMILY:  Healing hearts in Walnut River

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