First Class to New York by AJ Harmon

Title: First Class to New York

Author: AJ Harmon

Release Date: January 5, 2014

Summary: Janie Anderson is still grieving the loss of her husband. She married her high school sweetheart and that kind of love isn’t easy to let go of. To help herself push through the grief she takes a trip across the continent to fulfill a big desire…a first class trip to New York City. The hope is that the big city experience will help her to learn to live again and lessen the weight of the heavy grief she’s been suffering under.

She begins her trip by having an embarrassing run in with a distinguished man in a dark gray suit. And of course, it doesn’t end there, but she and Mr. Handsome are stuck next to each other for the entire flight.

Matt Latham, or Mr. Handsome as I referred to him earlier, is a dedicated businessman who’s certainly not out looking for love, until it literally crashes into him and then he can’t shake it from his mind.

Check out Janie and Matt’s story in First Class to New York.

Author website: AJ Harmon

Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon by Melody Carlson

Title: Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon

Author: Melody Carlson

Release Date: April 19, 2011

Summary: Hope is from the small Oregon town of Sisters and comes home after her beloved grandmother has passed away. She has inherited her grandmother’s old house and must get all the affairs in order. The hardest part is coming face to face with her ex-boyfriend Drew and her little sister Cherry, who are now married and have a beautiful young family.

There is a touch of romance between Hope and the lawyer, Lewis, who is helping her sort out her choices with her grandmother’s property. Not only do you get a little romance in the book, but also a hefty dose of family as the three sisters and all their past hurts roll to boil during the time Hope is at home.

Author website: Melody Carlson

Love Handles by Gretchen Galway

Title: Love Handles

Author: Gretchen Galway

Release Date: April 24, 2011

Summary: Bev Lewis is a preschool teacher who has just inherited her grandfather’s fitness fashion empire. But she wants out. She’s not cut out for the fashion industry. Family drama runs amuck as she tries to heal the wound cut between her mother and aunt so many years ago. However, she can’t seem to get out of the agreement.

After returning to her preschool job and then being fired from that job she has no choice left but to try to make it work in the fitness fashion industry. You would think her grandfather’s VP, Liam—the Olympic gold medalist—would be her best ally, but instead he’s working as hard as he can to make life difficult on her. Including, the way he makes her weak in the knees anytime he is around.

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Worth the Effort – Ayden’s Story by Kai Strand

Title: Worth the Effort – Ayden’s Story

Author: Kai Strand

Release Date: July 27, 2014

Summary: Ayden is a 17 year old boy struggling with anxiety—a burden that has led him to trade in the perfection and comforts of his life for the cold streets and back alleys of town. By good fortune, Ayden is discovered by Ella Jones. A girl he has fancied for a long time. She tries to help him, but that just makes him feel more anxiety about not being accepted for who he is. This is a heartfelt story of struggle and teenage love.

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