Sidra Martin not only can’t remember her childhood before she was found on a Florida roadside and placed in a foster home, she can’t understand why she dislikes — no, make that fears — Christmas trees and anything else to do with the holiday. What is wrong with her? Sidra’s boss, Private Investigator Levi Tanner, is used to digging up skeletons, but not in his own backyard, so to speak. When he foils the kidnapping of his pretty, unassuming secretary, the skeletons that tumble out of her closet can't be ignored.
I hope there are butterflies in heaven.... A simple wish made by his dying wife sends a man on a murderous quest. Genevieve Lewiston is the butterfly girl, a young model for butterfly cosmetics, when she becomes his victim. Years after being left for dead by her unseen attacker, she has created a new identity for herself as Jenny Lewis, a quiet, plain teacher in St. Augustine, Florida. She has a home, good friends, and a job she enjoys, but fear keeps her from sharing her past or opening her heart to love.
Twelve years ago, Megan Hardy came home from school to find most of her family brutally murdered. Now, she is leading a peaceful and contented life helping others cope with grief. Until she begins having nightmares that bring her closer and closer to seeing the face of a killer. Twelve years ago, Will Kincaid was Megan's closest friend. Unable to deal with his and Megan's shared agony after her family's murders, he left town intending never to return.
Sara Jennings yearns for silence from the gift that enables her to feel what those around her are feeling. Drake Sexton longs to end the silence that has overtaken his young daughter Kelsey since the night of her mother's death. In desperation, he seeks Sara out, hoping beyond hope that she can help his daughter.
Thirty years ago, the playful song of three small girls was silenced forever. Now, someone watches the families they left behind, counting the days until the music dies once more. When food editor Susanna Morgan returns to Parnell, Florida, to oversee the sale of her childhood home and cover the annual Pomelo Festival for her magazine, she vows not to remain one minute longer than necessary. She doesn't anticipate her attraction to the local pastor, a return of the faith she thought she'd lost, or the phone calls from her long dead sister.
With few clues to go on and a newborn baby in tow, Kendall James sets out on a journey to find her wayward husband. What she finds when she arrives at his family’s estate, however, is a lifetime of secrets that shatter her illusions, put her life in danger, and offer her a love she never expected. When Luke Templeton agrees to marry Kendall and claim his brother’s child as his own, he has no intention of falling in love. Of course, he doesn’t bargain on his uncontrollable attraction to Kendall or his inability to remain indifferent to her tiny son.
Although Ophelia Garrett loved Cade Scott first, it was her sister he married and took home to his plantation. When Ophelia receives word of her sister's murder and Cade's arrest, she travels there on a mission to learn the truth. She soon finds the halls of Almenara are haunted by secrets, peril, and quite possibly her sister's ghost. Despite the cold, angry man Cade has become, Ophelia's heart refuses to believe he is a murderer. Vowing to do everything she can to prove his innocence, Ophelia must open wounds she'd hoped were long healed.