When the River's End Ranch series ended after sixty (yes, sixty!) books, the same authors decided to continue our stories in a nearby town. Quinn Valley and the ranch located there is closely connected to River's End Ranch; the characters and setting overlap. The Quinn family is five separate branches of five siblings each, and our romances revolve around these cousins. My first several books in QVR are characters introduced in the RER universe....
Caroline's Quinn Valley Ranch books:
In the years Andrew McIver has been an engineer at River’s End Ranch, he’s watched his friends and colleagues find love time and again…but despite his many first dates, no one special has kindled that spark for him. And he’s reached the point in his career where he’s tired. He needs a change, although he won’t admit it to his sister. She’s the only family member he still speaks to; he might be a member of the sprawling Quinn family, but he hasn’t spoken to any of them in years. Especially not his Uncle Bob…
Rachel Chakrabarti is the Assistant General Manager for the Quinn Hotel and Spa, and her boss, Bob Quinn, has put her in charge of finding a new chief engineer. But that stress is nothing compared to the way her heart pounds when she meets her date for the first time; Andrew is gorgeous and capable and a brilliant kisser! But once she figures out who he is, she decides it’s up to her to force a reconciliation between Andrew and his uncle.
And that’s when everything goes wrong.
With Thanksgiving only days away, can Rachel patch things up with the man she’s coming to love? Can she help Andrew see that family is the most important thing to be thankful for? It’s going to take one determined lady and one brilliant engineer to fix this forever!
It's taken years, but elementary-school librarian Heather Shulman is finally where she wants to be in life. Memories of her abusive ex have faded, her two kids are happy and healthy and involved in more extracurricular activities than she can follow, and she's made peace with her family. Yes, she's pleased...and it only meant giving up on one of her dreams.
Her scriptwriting was never going to be famous anyhow. And by taking commissions to re-write Shakespeare's plays for her son's teen theater program, she gets to practice, at least. The program's Valentine's Day production of Twelfth Night is going swimmingly...until the lead's uncle shows up!
Jack Raven is one of Hollywood's heartthrobs, and he's got a secret. That persona is just a mask to hide his true self, Jonathan Ravenwing. And as Jonathan, he agrees to help with his niece's Shakespearean performance, even though he's much more comfortable with the black-leather-and-explosions type of theater! But the longer he stays in small-town Idaho, the more he resents having to pretend to be someone else, just to be successful.
Who would've guessed a divorcee librarian from a small town could find love with an American legend? But these two have more than just their careers standing in their way. Get ready for a legendary Valentine's Day!
This Easter, go hunting for a real bargain!
Kenneth Weston's name is a household term...that is, in households of crazy rich brides. His design house, Weston Creations, is known for one-of-a-kind wedding and formal gowns, each more stunning and elaborate than the last. It's taken a careful balance of creativity and business sense, and Kenneth is always very much in control.
But one thing he can't control is time. His mother is dying, and everyone agrees the only reason she's holding on is because Kenneth isn't settled and happy yet. So he approaches this as any busy billionaire would, choosing a bride from an online forum. Katie McIver is nothing like what he wanted in a partner, but he can't deny the attraction. This internet-famous soap-maker is bubbly and outgoing, and Kenneth knows his mother will believe he's at last fallen in love.
Katie, on the other hand, nearly maces him when he shows up at her home with a birthday bouquet. She had no idea all those emails weren't spam! It's going to take Kenneth opening up about his real motives to get tender-hearted Katie to agree to marry him and solve all his problems.
But he's about to discover that marriage to a complete stranger isn't quite the brilliant solution he thought. His family might be fooled, sure, but hers can't even be told. And the longer Kenneth stays in his sleepy little hometown, the more of a struggle it is to maintain the careful balance he's always prided himself on.
This bargain may not be what they expected, but during the Easter season of new life, Kenneth and Katie will get a lesson in love, family, and just what "forever" really means.
Fireworks and tempers are both hot this Fourth of July! Celebrate with this sweet second-chance, small-town romance about a veteran with a son he didn't know existed!
It's no secret that Tripp Weston used to be a bad boy. Back before he left home without a forwarding address, back before he joined the Army and got straightened out, he was known for his short fuse and explosive temper. Alyssa McIver was the only person who'd ever kept him calm, and she was far too good for him anyhow...
When Tripp left town so suddenly seven years ago, Alyssa was left with a secret of her own. Now little Jeremiah has his father's anger-management issues, and between his tantrums and her job, Alyssa is worn out. Her sister claims everything is better with a partner, but Alyssa has only ever loved one man.
But now Tripp is back in Quinn Valley, and nothing is as he expected. The homecoming he'd dreamed of has been shattered, the woman he was sure he'd lost is staring up at him with hope...and there's a little boy with Tripp's eyes and Alyssa's smile who needs someone to guide him. Tripp's hard-learned control is just what the Jer needs, and he yearns to share those lessons with this secret son of his.
With Jeremiah's birthday approaching, can Tripp convince Alyssa he's worth trusting again? Or will her protectiveness of their son keep the three of them apart?
This Independence Day, sparks will fly in Quinn Valley!
Dr. Dustin "The Flirt" McIver. The playboy. The one who makes no promises to women--to any woman--because he's never interested in any one lady for long. And here's one lady he can't charm.
Marley Santana has come to Idaho to be her best friend's maid of honor, but first she has to check out the swimming facilities. She's one of the country's top paraplegic swimmers, and needs to keep up her training if she's going to compete internationally. She's not here for romance, but that doesn't stop her from admiring the hottie she almost runs over at the pool.
With all of his siblings--and most of his cousins!--recently married off, Dusty McIver is determined to remain the last bastion of sanity in Quinn Valley. Why in the world would he fall in love and settle down, if there's a smorgasbord of beautiful ladies out there? But after hanging out with the incredibly interesting Marley, his wandering eye is less...wandering. Of course, she's not someone he's planning on dating, she's just a cool friend. Right? No romance for this playboy, thankyouverymuch.
But between physical therapy appointments, painting with Bob Ross, trivia contests, and swim lessons, Dusty realizes Marley might just be a bit more. Watching her learn to master the exoskeleton is inspiring, but her wheelchair is part of who she is. And if she thinks she needs to change that for him...well then, he hasn't done a good enough job of convincing her she's awesome just the way she is.