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.