When Mom Meets Dad


Finding Mr. Right Series, Book 3

Alex Woodsides is a single dad who wants the best for his daughter. His daughter Kristy believes her father needs a wife and she needs a mom! When Kristy lets her math grade drop, she suggests Amanda Carson—her best friend’s mom who is a third grade teacher—tutor her over the summer.

She believes Mrs. Carson is the perfect mom and would make a wonderful wife for her dad.

Neither Alex nor Amanda suspect they’re being pushed together by two nine-year-old matchmakers until it’s too late. Sparks fly when they meet and keep flying as they become involved in each others lives. But Amanda has been burnt in the past by a controlling husband, and Alex gained sole custody of his daughter because her mother walked away.

Will Amanda and Alex fall for each other and the parent trap their daughters have set?

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Cassidy’s Cowboy

cassidys-cowboy-new-finalCASSIDY’S COWBOY

Book 6 in KAREN ROSE SMITH’S Search For Love Series

Never-before-published novella

Cassidy Sullivan has secrets. Her mom died when she was five and she’d never known her dad. A life in foster homes ended up with her on an icy road in a hot-wired car on her way to trouble. An accident and a kind widowed rancher took her in and taught her the meaning of unconditional love.

Last year, her twin sister Lucy (from book 4, Search For Love, ALWAYS HER COWBOY) had found her through using psychic Gillian Bradley. Now Cassie wonders if Gillian can help them find their father.
Before they can begin, Cassie meets Ben O’Donnell her foreman’s nephew. Ben is a wealthy CEO who has brought his daughter to Twin Pines Ranch to help her recover from her mother’s abandonment of them both. Since Ben spent summers on Twin Pines under his uncle’s watchful eye when he was a kid, he knows the value of ranch life. He’s hoping it will bring his daughter Julie some much-needed happiness.

Neither Ben nor Cassie count on the immediate and potent attraction between them that goes deeper than chemistry. If Cassie confides her secret to Ben, will he turn away? Even if he doesn’t, what kind of future can they have if they live a country apart?

The search for a father and true love is a lot to handle at the same time. But Cassidy Sullivan isn’t your ordinary cowgirl, and Ben O’Donnell could possibly become CASSIDY’S COWBOY

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heartfire-new HEARTFIRE is Book 5 in Karen Rose Smith’s Search For Love series. Contemporary, reunion romance with family themes.
“Ms. Smith is one of the best contemporary family drama authors.” Harriet Klausner, Reviewer

Tessa Kahill, renowned journalist who traveled the world, is falling in love with her best friend’s husband all over again! Tessa and Max Winthrop dated before he met Leslie. But then Tessa left with secrets and dreams to follow her career, and Max married her friend.  With a child and what he considered a “perfect” marriage, Max was devastated when he lost his wife, his son’s mother, and Tessa’s best friend.

A rocky road, a man and woman who are searching for love and a little boy who holds his own secret. They could be a real family if they could all become vulnerable and honest with each other. A heartfire has been burning for years. Will it lead to everlasting love?

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Always Her Cowboy

always-her-cowboy-new-largeA sweetly sexy contemporary ranch romance with an old-fashioned flavor but a modern twist. Secondary characters from books 1, 2, and 3 aid in Lucy’s search for her sister.

“Smith does not shy away from tackling the most challenging of emotional situations, which presents her tales an opportunity for poignancy and healing that has become her trademark.” Cynthia Penn, reviewer

“For heartwarming, romantic tales of love about realistic people in true to life situations, you can always count on Karen Rose Smith.” Jane Bowers, Reviewer Romance Reviews Today

Once a doctor, Zack goes on the road with his Harley to leave the past behind and find a future. He lost his wife and unborn son. He couldn’t save Kay and the powerlessness was as difficult to deal with as his grief. Growing up on a ranch that his parents later lost, Zack heads for a life that once brought him peace. After selling his practice in LA, he finds temporary jobs on western ranches until the work is finished. Then he moves on. Until he arrives at the Rising Star.

Lucy McIntyre’s father interviewed Zack over the phone. But he trusted Lucy’s instincts and gave her the job of checking the man’s references as well as doing a face to face interview. Adopted, always grateful for the family who accepted her no matter what, Lucy never expects the sizzling magnetic pull to Zackary Burke. Almost immediately she realizes he’s a complicated man. But she has her own secrets. Because of a riding accident when she was seventeen, she can’t have children. And in the middle of Zack’s interview she receives an unusual call from the family lawyer. When she drives to his office in Long Brush, she finds a photo of two baby girls. The lawyer believes she has a twin. Lucy is as loyal to her family as they are to her. She doesn’t want to hurt them or make them think they haven’t given her enough…that they aren’t enough. Should she find this sister who might be a twin?

Complicating life on the Rising Star, Lucy’s brother Marty is drinking too much after a break-up with his girlfriend and Lucy is covering for him. She hopes that soon time will heal his pain. Zack tries to convince her her brother needs help, but Lucy is hoping the situation will resolve itself on its own. She knows Zack is a loner and a drifter and doesn’t intend to stay. But they are still drawn together, can’t deny their sizzling attraction, and find they can listen to each other with some perspective, even though they don’t always agree.

The McIntyre family accepts Zack into their fold. At first his heart is hard against emotions he doesn’t want to feel. But Lucy begins to change all that…she thaws his heart and leads him to love and emotional healing. Through this healing, Zack realizes exactly what future he wants. Accepting love in his heart helps him save Lucy’s brother and find everlasting love.

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Always Devoted

always-devoted-newContemporary romance/mystery
Search For Love, Book 3, Linc Granger’s story

Single mom, Emma Henderson’s worry about her missing sister threatens to overshadow her life. Media mogul Linc Granger offers Emma help, first by airing a nation-wide interview and then… By suggesting Emma consult with his friend Gillian Bradley who has a “gift” for finding missing persons.
As Emma and Linc walk the beach and she considers his unorthodox suggestion, Emma realizes she feels a sizzle of attraction to this man that she never felt with another–not even her late husband. Linc Granger is out of her league in so many ways. Yet her four-year-old daughter Becky believes he’s her new best friend!
Emma and Linc’s chemistry is impossible to deny as they consult with Gillian and follow leads to find Paige. What happens when their attraction explodes and they do find answers? Will Emma be able to leave the past behind to find a future with Linc?
Linc Granger’s friends Nathan and Gillian Bradley (NATHAN’S VOW, Book 1, Search For Love) as well as Sara and Jake Donovan (JAKE’S BRIDE, Book 2, Search For Love) play an instrumental role in ALWAYS DEVOTED. Other friends of Linc’s are introduced who have their own SEARCH FOR LOVE novels-Zack Burke ALWAYS HER COWBOY and Tessa Kahill HEARTFIRE.
Contemporary novels, each with a different twist in Karen Rose Smith’s Search For Love series.

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