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Küss mich: Germans and German Americans in Romance Novels
The Baby Bequest (Wilderness Brides) - Lyn Cote
Sea Air - Jule Meeringa,Terry Laster
In the Arms of the Enemy - Lisbeth Eng
River's Edge - Marie Bostwick
Sun & Moon - Lee Strauss
Plum Creek Bride - Lynna Banning
Gift from the Sea - Anna Schmidt
Take Me Home - Dorothy Garlock
Hearts in Hiding (Love Inspired Historical Series) - Patty Smith Hall
Home Fires - Susan Kay Law

I have five friends visit Germany this year. Several them are German so it makes sense. 

 

The Germans aren't often seen as sexy  in popular culture but I disagree...

 

 

 

The German American Experience is a diverse one.  People of German hertiage make up the largest ancestry group in the US.  Read all about the history of German immigration here. Some great ideas of Romance Novels! 

 

 

Here are some wonderful Romances with Germans and German Americians at the lead. 

 

My lists are never in any particular order. Enyoy!

 

1.  The Baby Bequest by Lyn Cote

 

Schoolteacher Ellen Thurston never expected to find love in Pepin, Wisconsin. But the moment she discovers a baby boy outside her door, it's love at first sight. While the townsfolk don't approve of Ellen as a single mother, what worries her most are her feelings for the handsome farmer who defends her decision to keep the child. 

 

Ellen is far above the reach of a German immigrant like Kurt Lang. Especially one weighted with responsibility. Kurt knows how hard it is to raise a child alone, but he will do whatever it takes to help make Ellen's dream of a family come true.

 

2. Sea Air by Jule Meeringa

 

Between raising her seven-year-old daughter and maintaining her job, single mom Nele needs a break. When friends offer to take her daughter, Paula, on vacation with them, it’s the perfect opportunity for Nele to have an adventure of her own.

 

Nele’s track record with men is bleak, so when she goes on a North Sea getaway, the last thing she expects is romance. But that’s what she finds in the beguiling Mathis, a man twenty-five years her senior. Like Nele, Mathis longs to break free from the ordinary. But are their circumstances too complicated to allow a future together? Nele has her doubts—especially after she returns home to find that her ex, a handsome doctor, is back and ready to settle down.

 

Now Nele faces a choice, between two different men and two very different lives. Which is the path to her future—and her truest self?

 

3. In the Arms of the Enemy by Lisbeth Eng

 

sabella Ricci has pledged her life for the cause – to free Italy from Nazi oppression. Her mission for the Resistance, to seduce a German officer into revealing military secrets, could be deadly. Can she complete her assignment before losing her heart…or her life? 

Massimo Baricelli, commander in the Resistance, and Isabella’s ambitious lover, charges her to uncover intelligence that the Allies need to vanquish the Nazis. But can he hold onto his woman while sending her into the arms of another man?

Günter Schumann is handsome, chivalrous, romantic…and a captain in the Army of the Third Reich. When he meets Isabella, he falls for her instantly, never imagining that she is a spy and he her unwitting target. What will he do when forced to choose between love and duty?

How much must be sacrificed for the cause of freedom? Will love survive the cruelest betrayal?

 

4. River's Edge by Marie Bostwick

 

After the death of her mother, Elise Braun is sent to live with a new family in the United States and to start a new life. Her father only wants to save his daughter from the impending war in her native Germany--and the horrors of the new Nazi regime. But Elise can only feel a sense of abandonment and resentment toward the one man who is supposed to protect her. An accomplished pianist, music has become her only solace from the loneliness and loss that makes it so difficult for her to love or trust anyone. . .  

Devastated by his wife's death, Herman Braun knows that he's incapable of caring for the daughter he loves so deeply. He also knows that Germany is becoming a treacherous country in the hands of a tyrant, one he must defy at any price--even the price of sending his daughter away to a strange new land. It's a choice that may cost him his family--and his life.  

Now, with the war over, Elise has grown into the beautiful and brave young woman her father always hoped she would be. But underneath the polished façade, she remains torn between her love for her adoptive home and the heartbreak caused by her homeland. As she struggles to find her place in a harrowing new world, she must also learn to acknowledge her love for her father, the man who traded his happiness for her own. . .

 

5. Sun & Moon by Lee Strauss

 

he has a past. He has a secret. 

Katja Stoltz is a risk-taking singer-songwriter, hoping to make it in the indie music scene in Dresden, Germany. Micah Sturm's a brooding uptown banker on a quest. 

Driven to the streets, Katja is picked up by Micah - but he doesn't want what she thinks he does. 

There's an undeniable attraction between them, a gravitational pull they both struggle to resist. Katja knows she mustn't fall in love with this handsome enigma. There's something dark lurking beneath the surface. He could be dangerous. 

And even if her life isn't on the line, her heart most definitely is. 

 

6. Plum Creek Bride by Lynna Banning

 

Erika Scharf Had Always Followed Her Heart

 

Now it had led her to America, and a tortured man with a motherless infant. But would the widowed Dr. Jonathan Callender ever recover from his grief?

 

Whatever drove him had died with his young wife—or so it seemed to Jonathan Callender. He knew only that nothing mattered anymore—until the day a German whirlwind disguised as the very determined Erika Scharf charged into his life—and made his heart live again.

 

7. Gift from the Sea by Anna Schmidt

 

A steadfast faith kept nurse Maggie Hunter going through the darkest days of the Great War. But her fiancé's death overseas shattered her trust in God and her heart. Now an injured man has washed up on the shores of her Nantucket home, and to save him, Maggie must put more than her skill and dedication on the line….

Wartime tragedy cost Stefan Witte everything—and converted him to the cause of peace. But to deliver vital information to American authorities, he must fight Maggie's stubborn refusal to believe or forgive. Soon he will risk his life to win her trust—and their heaven-sent future together.

 

8. Take Me Home by Dorothy Garlock

 

Olivia Marsten never imagined she'd be a war bride. But when her childhood best friend surprises her with a marriage proposal, she reluctantly accepts. She can't bear to send him off to serve in the Navy with a broken heart . . . even though her heart belongs to someone else.

Sparks fly the moment mysterious stranger Peter Becker lays eyes on Olivia. He never hesitated to pull her out of harm's way-risking his own life to save hers. Yet as kind as he is handsome, Peter harbors a dark secret. The son of an American soldier, he was forced to join the Reich's army to protect his German mother. Now an escaped POW, he's determined to spend every moment he can with beautiful Olivia before he must turn himself in.

But a dangerous enemy Peter knows all too well is on the loose, threatening the fragile future he and Olivia are building together. What happens when the truth of Peter's identity comes to light? And can their love withstand it?

 

9. Hearts in Hiding by Patty Smith Hall

 

Engineer Edie Michaels loves her life—she has a good job, close friends, even a chance at romance with former soldier Beau Daniels. But she could lose everything if her secret comes out…that she's the German daughter of a devoted Nazi.

And when her father sends spies to force her loyalty, everything Edie values is at risk.

Time in a Nazi POW camp changed army medic Beau Daniels. When he discovers a letter of Edie's written in German, he can't help his suspicions. Is she truly the woman he's started to love? Or has she been the enemy all along? With Nazis on Edie's trail, the pair must fight for truth, for survival—and for love.

 

10. Home Fires by Susan Kay Law

 

Amanda's marriage was the envy of New York high society. But in truth, her life was unbearable. Gathering her courage, Amanda escaped and sought refuge far away, in a small and beautiful Minnesota town. There, at the crossroads of two peaceful rivers, she found hope—and Jakob Hall.

 

Did I miss one? Let me know! Vote on my Goodreads list:  Küss mich: Germans and German Americans in Romance Novels.

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text 2015-06-09 16:48
Ice Cream and Love
The Vintage Ice Cream Van (Cherry Pie Island - Book 2) - Jenny Oliver
Boys Of Summer - Julie Leto,Leslie Kelly,Kimberly Raye
Come September: Summer Breeze/Sweeter Than Wine/Ice Cream Kisses - Jacquie D'Alessandro,Cathy Yardley,Stephanie Doyle
Anything but Vanilla... (Mills & Boon Modern Tempted) - Liz Fielding
Family Blessings (Amish Brides of Celery Fields Book 2) - Anna Schmidt
Hollywood Dreams and Buttercream - Sandra Sookoo
On Any Given Sundae - Marilyn Brant
A Moment on the Lips - Kate Hardy
At Last (Love Spectrum Romance) - Lisa G. Riley
Navy Husband - Debbie Macomber

It hot. It use to be warm and lovely and today it was 97. Ew.  It was a day where the sun seems to hunt me down. 

 

No bueno.

 

The cure? Ice cream and other frozen yummies! 

 

Here are some wonderful Romance Novels where ice cream, ice cream trucks, ice cream parlors, frozen desserts, gelatos, itailain ices, sorbets, sherbets, frozen custards, hawaiian ices, shaved ices, sundaes, soft serve, dip cones, malts, milkshakes, sno cones, Frappes, floats, Frozen Yorgurt, Froyo, mochis are central the the plot. 

 

My lists are never in any particular order. Enjoy!

 

1. The Vintage Ice Cream Van Road Trip by Jenny Oliver

 

If you were to ask Holly Somers how life is going at the moment she wouldn’t have a clue how to answer you… On the one hand she’s embarking on a retro-fabulous road trip in her vintage ice cream van all the way from Cherry Pie Island to the South of France. Plus, she’s sharing the journey with Wilf Hunter-Brown (quite possibly the most attractive man she’s ever met!) 

 

On the other? Well, apart from being unsure as to whether the rickety old ice cream van will actually make it to the Riviera, she and Wilf had a one-night fling a few weeks ago. Even worse, it seems there’s an unexpected little consequence of their impromptu night together. Life on Cherry Pie Island definitely hasn’t equipped Holly with knowledge of the best way to tell a super-rich entrepreneur with a womanising reputation that he’s about to become a Dad!

 

Despite the heat of the Provencal sunshine you’d think you’d be able to keep cool inside an ice cream van – but the temperature is definitely rising. And with time running out to tell Wilf the truth, Holly’s dream roadtrip is fast becoming a nightmare on wheels! There’s no denying that this will be a journey to remember. When it comes to sundaes, Holly has always been partial to the more traditional flavours - but something’s telling her that this could be the time to take a chance and try something new…

 

2. Boys of Summer by Leslie Kelly, Kimberly RayeJulie Elizabeth Leto 

 

Sliding Home by New York Times bestselling author Leslie Kelly
Plain Janie Nolan's been sitting on the bench so long, she doesn't even realize she's still in the game. That is, until a sexy pitcher tempts her to come up to the plate and take a swing…

 

The Sweet Spot by USA TODAY bestselling author Kimberly Raye
Babe Bannister discovers that striking out with a sexy shortstop isn't so bad—especially when it leads to hitting a home run with a delicious coach…

 

Fever Pitch by New York Times bestselling author Julie Elizabeth Leto
Callie Andrews has been dying to have one last chance at bat…with her ex-husband!

 

3. Come September by Jacquie D'Alessandro, Cathy YardleyStephanie Doyle

 

When summer ends, everything else begins for... Summer Breeze by Jacquie D'Alessandro ELISE: THE ONE WHO GAVE IT UP A new town, a new house and new start for the kids--everything widow Elise Stanford needed. But she doesn't quite recall ordering Seth McGuire, a green-eyed contractor ten years her junior. Sweeter Than Wine by Cathy Yardley CHAD: THE ONE WHO AVOIDED IT Hedonistic playboy Chad McFee was ready to sell the winery he inherited, until winemaker Leila Fairmont hands him a challenge he can't resist. And he'll show her--as soon as his muscles stop aching. Ice Cream Kisses by Stephanie Doyle AND GRACE: THE ONE WHO STOPPED LOOKING Ice-cream-shop owner Gracie McMullen lives for Labor Day. Goodbye tourists, hello winter! But writer and city-boy Dean Wright is about to add entirely new flavor to Gracie's off-season.

 

4. Anything but Vanilla... by Liz Fielding

 

Even more tempting than ice cream!

Sorrel Amery is determined to make her summer event the talk of the town, and she knows just the way into people's champagne sorbet! It's the perfect strategy; Until the ice cream parlor's owner runs off, leaving Sorrels plans melting faster than a sundae in the summer sun.

All Sorrel wants is to get back into her comfort zone, but when the gorgeous Alexander West arrives to help pick up the pieces her life gets shaken up more than ever before! Especially as this globe-trotting adventurer is determined that nothing in Sorrel's life should ever be boring old vanilla again.

 

5. Family Blessings by Anna Schmidt

 

Her four stepchildren are thrilled when they learn an ice cream shop will be opening in their small Amish community. But widow Pleasant Obermeier isn't so pleased. Spending time with handsome shop owner Jeremiah Troyer is too much for a woman who's only ever been wounded by love. And now he wants to use her baking skills in his shop? Out of the question!

A harsh childhood left Jeremiah convinced that family life wasn't for him. Yet something about the Obermeiers moves his heart. If he can win Pleasant's trust and learn to trust himself, then he may gain the ultimate blessing—a lifetime of love.

 

6. Hollywood Dreams and Buttercream by Sandra Sookoo

 

Gwynn Flannigan wants respect from her father and freedom from her big, loud family. The icing on her cake would be to win a decorating competition hosted by her favorite food magazine writer. Cole Marshall's one outlet from the stress of business life is writing his Cooking in the Buff feature. Who cares if he never has time for fun?

The answer for them both lies in the deep freeze at Sweet Endings, the struggling ice cream shop Gwynn manages and the one property Cole needs to secure a big promotion. He’s stuck in Madrigal, Indiana to unravel a knot of family drama that drives him crazy.

Things heat between Gwynn and Cole on the competition floor when Cole’s alter ego is revealed. Cake and accusations fly while dreams and goals are left crumbling. In order to balance family, business, and love, Gwynn and Cole will need to work together and become partners—in more ways than one.

 

7. On Any Given Sundae by Marilyn Brant

 

Nothing tops the sweetness of an unexpected love... 

When Elizabeth's uncle Siegfried and Rob's uncle Pauly rush off to Europe for a month, they temporarily relinquish the reins of their ice cream shop to their respective niece and nephew -- two people who may have grown up practically next door to each other but who have next to nothing in common. 

Elizabeth "Please Don't Call Me Lizzy" Daniels is a small-town Wisconsin girl at heart. Shy and inexperienced at love, the frizzy-haired dessert cookbook writer still resides in her quaint hometown of Wilmington Bay, stutters painfully when nervous and is only comfortable with her laptop and her tiny circle of cooking pals. She must come out of hiding over the summer to help her uncle, but she's convinced her childhood crush, Rob, barely knows she exists. 

Roberto "You'd Better Call Me Rob, or Else" Gabinarri is the town's golden boy and former football star who left home after high school, made a splash in the big city and never looked back. He has to return to Wilmington Bay to uphold a promise to his uncle, but he's counting the minutes until he can escape to the relative anonymity of his fast-paced, commitment-free city life and the sports-themed restaurant he owns in Chicago. Despite his chattiness and charm, Rob was always intimidated by quiet, brainy girls like "Frizzy Lizzy," and he isn't pleased to be back in the place where people like her still see him as that popular but dumb jock -- an image he worked for almost a decade to shed. 

The unlikely pair tries to make the best of being stuck together, but Elizabeth has a pressing publication deadline, and Rob has an Italian mother bent on lining up potential hometown brides for him. Rob comes up with an idea -- something that might help them both -- but it involves just a bit of family deception. With time running out to finish her cookbook and her friends already stretched to the max trying to assist them, Elizabeth reluctantly agrees. 

Neither Rob nor Elizabeth are used to playing games of pretense, but can love, hot summer nights and, maybe, some chocolate sauce, caramel and whipped cream...turn their farce into reality?

 

8. A Moment on the Lips by Kate Hardy

 

Dante Romano may be dark and delectable, but Carenza Tonielli will never sell him her family's ice cream empire. Only she needs him—to help her learn how to run it! And when Dante looks at her as if she's the next decadent sundae on the menu, even wary Carenza just can't resist mixing business with a bowlful of pleasure.…

Cue one red-hot fling that's blowing her mind! But, unlike Carenza, her ice-cool Italian is adept at keeping his emotions well under wraps, so she decides to turn the tables on Dante and prove that sometimes living in the moment is sinfully good for you!

 

9. At Last by Lisa G. Riley

 

African-American Caroline Singleton is the sole heiress to her family's ice cream business. She is beautiful, artistic and loves nice things. Brian Keenan is an Irish-American ex-cop, ex-lawyer and now part owner of a technology firm. Brian is down to earth, caring and extremely protective of those he loves.

 

When the two meet, sparks fly. Neither planned to find love at this juncture in their lives and certainly not with someone of another ethnicity. Brian does not have a problem with Caroline's brown skin; he sees her beauty inside and out and desperately wants a permanent relationship. However, Caroline sees Brian's Caucasian skin as a barrier that also challenges her general distrust of white men.

 

After succumbing to their overwhelming passion and working very hard to develop their relationship, Brian and Caroline face a treacherous situation when Caroline is stalked by a madman. The fear she experienced in college during an attempted kidnapping returns, and Brian vows to keep her safe.

 

 

10. Navy Husband by Debbie Macomber

 

Devastated by a breakup, Shana Berrie leaves her job, relocates and buys a combination pizza/ice cream parlor. Then her sister, a Navy nurse, is unexpectedly deployed at sea for six months and there's no one to care for her 9-year-old daughter, Jazmine—except Shana, who is unprepared and overwhelmed. When Jazmine's godfather, Lt. Cmdr. Adam Kennedy, enters the picture, Shana should be too busy to notice—but she isn't! Shana's not looking for a Navy Husband but it turns out that Adam's a persuasive guy. 

 
 
Did I miss your favorite? Let me know! I need more!
 
To vote for the best of the best, go to my Goodreads list: Ice Cream and Love. 
 
Also, what is your favorite frozen treat? I have recently discovers Rita's and Gelatis are amazing. 

 

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Blow Me Down: Hurricanes in Romance Novels
The Theory of Attraction - Delphine Dryden
Roman Holiday: The Complete Adventure - Ruthie Knox
Forecast: Shakespeare Sisters - Jane Tara
Hurricane Hannah (Hqn Romance) - Sue Civil-Brown
Hot Intent (Hqn) - Cindy Dees
After the Storm - Amy Knupp
Royal Street - Suzanne Johnson
A Stranger's Gift - Anna Schmidt
One Night in Santiago - Audra North
A Dark and Stormy Night - Anne Stuart

Nothing like a little (or big) natural disaster to bring out the romance. Well, in the case of hurricanes you are likely to dine by candlelight. 

 

Here are some wonderful Romance Novels featuring Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tropical Storms. 

 

My lists are never in any particular order. 

 

1.  The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden $2.99 

 

Camilla can set her watch by her hunky rocket-scientist neighbor who jogs past her window each day. She relishes each glimpse of his shirtless abs, and is dying to see more. But it's hard to connect with a man who doesn't seem to know she exists...

Ivan feels at home in the lab, not in social situations. When he finally approaches his attractive neighbor, it's not for a date—he wants tutoring in how to behave at an important fundraiser. Ivan doesn't expect the chemistry between them to be quite so explosive, and is surprised when Cami actually accepts his proposal to embark on a series of "lessons."

 

Cami soon discovers Ivan's schedule isn't the only thing he likes to be strict about—he needs to be charge in the bedroom as well. She's shocked at how much she comes to enjoy her submissive side, but wonders if a real relationship is in the equation...

 

2. Roman Holiday: The Complete Adventure by Ruthie Knox

 

Ashley Bowman has always been impetuous, but even she is a little shocked when she chains herself to a palm tree in the Florida Keys hours before a hurricane is due to blow in. It’s all with the hope of saving her childhood home from a heartless Miami developer. But the moment she meets Roman Díaz she realizes he does have a heart—it’s just encased in ice. Ashley’s determined to get Roman to crack . . . even if she has to drag him all over the eastern seaboard to do it.
 
Roman can hardly believe he’s been talked into driving across the country with this brazen wild child in a skimpy bikini. He tells himself he had no choice—Ashley insists he meets the elderly snowbirds whose community will be displaced by his career-making development deal. But in truth he knows that there’s something about Ashley that makes him want to get a little wild himself . . . and the closer they get, the more tempted he becomes.
 

3. Forecast by Jane Tara

 

The Shakespeare women were what the locals of Greenwich Village called "gifted."

They did tarot readings and cast spells from their infamous shop Second Site. And each morning, Rowie would perform her popular weather prediction on the pavement outside.

Sure, Rowie's predictions were helpful for forecasting the weather, but when it came to love, her abilities were more like a curse. Why bother dating a guy if you knew at the first kiss he was destined for someone else? And how would she ever meet anyone while she was stuck working at the family shop?

Rowie was resigned to never finding love. Until Drew Henderson, New York's hottest weatherman is injured and the network decides to replace him with a gimmick—the Psychic Weatherwoman.

The very scientific Drew is furious. The witch might light up the TV screen. But how dare the network make a mockery of meteorology.

Now Rowie's overbearing grandmother Gwendolyn won't talk to her. Sixteen generations of Shakespeare women have worked in the family business. How dare she make a mockery of her gift.

But Rowie loves her new job, and won't let anyone ruin it. Until the day Drew Henderson kisses her, and she can't predict his future. In fact she can't predict anything.

 

4. Hurricane Hannah by Sue Civil-Brown

 

Her plan?
Ferry a client's plane to Aruba, play a little poker, get some sun…

Not in her plan? An emergency landing on a volcanic island full of lunatics, an approaching hurricane, a dashingly annoying airstrip owner named Buck Shanahan (who seems as fond of poker as she is) and a lonely, lovesick alligator called Buster…

Sassy redheaded pilot Hannah Lamont has no time for back-island bumpkins like Buck and his buddies—until the hurricane bears down, grounding her on tiny Treasure Island. Treasure, ha! Aside from a couple of ratty tiki huts, all this flyspeck can boast is a casino—and it's right in the path of the storm. But as Hannah throws her chips in with Buck and the islanders to save the place, the stakes may be higher than she dreamed…and winning brings rewards she never expected.

 

5. Hot Intent by Cindy Dees

 

Katie McCloud just wants to be a mom to Dawn and girlfriend to Dr. Alex Peters. But the violent unrest that brought them all together is once again erupting into their lives. Sent to Cuba to help care for hurricane victims, Katie and Alex are thrust back into the thick of international espionage—this time, on opposite sides. 

 

Katie thought she'd made peace with the secrets locked tight behind Alex's handsome, brooding facade. Back in hostile territory, though, those secrets threaten the very bond that holds them together. And Alex? He's finding out that what he holds most precious—Katie and tiny Dawn—is making him way too vulnerable. He's going to have to make a choice…soon

 

6. After the Storm by Amy Knupp

 

With a hurricane heading for the Texas coast, Nadia Hamlin needs to evacuate. Now. Before she can leave, however, there's one more thing she has to do—despite the risk. But that delay lands her trapped in her car in the middle of the storm. Fortunately, firefighter Penn Griffin arrives. Unfortunately, her good-looking rescuer suffers a career-ending injury in the process.

The only way Nadia can think to make amends is to help Penn get back on his feet. Even if he doesn't want anything to do with her, she won't give up. Her determination has an unexpected impact. Because soon he can't seem to get enough of her.

 

7. Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

 

As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ's boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.

Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.

While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering the soldiers sent to help the city recover.

To make it worse, Gerry has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and for the serial killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.

 

8. A Stranger's Gift by Anna Schmidt

 

On the heels of a horrific hurricane, Hester Detlef, field director for the Mennonite Disaster Service, blows into the life of self-made, shunned Amish man John Hafner. Will she find a way through his shield and into his heart? Although the hurricane has left John homeless and badly injured, the last thing he wants is some do-gooder Mennonite woman intruding in his life. Will his impatience with her intention of restoring his faith and property keep him from accepting this beguiling stranger’s kindness?

 

9. One Night in Santiago by Audra North 99 cents! 

 

Lily Stanton's vacation goes from bad to worse when a storm strands her in a foreign country, arguing with an arrogant—and very sexy—stranger over the last available hotel room.

 

Successful CEO Bruno Komarov wasn't expecting the gorgeous woman checking in at the reception desk to challenge him over a room. Even more surprising, he actually enjoys their exchange.

 

But when Lily proposes a compromise—she'll take the bed and he can sleep on the couch—Bruno pushes his attraction aside and assures himself that this can remain strictly business. After all, they're both adults capable of keeping their hands to themselves. They'll share the room, get a good night's sleep, and be off to their respective destinations in the morning.

 

What could possibly happen in just one night?

 

10. A Dark and Stormy Night by Anne Stuart

 

The man had secrets…

Blindsided by a hurricane, Katie Flynn was seeking shelter from the storm—but all she found was a moody, broody recluse named O'Neal. Trapped with him in his house on a windswept cliff overlooking the wildly tossed sea, Katie tried to fight the feelings O'Neal awakened in her—both of sensuality and fear. She began to suspect that something haunted the tall, gray-eyed man's domain, something more than the wicked servants or family ghosts… something strange that only O'Neal himself could reveal.

 

Did I miss your favorite? Let me know!

 

To vote for the best of the best, go to my Goodreads list: Blow Me Down: Hurricanes in Romance Novels.

 

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Love Finds You in the City at Christmas
Love Finds You in the City at Christmas - Ruth Logan Herne,Anna Schmidt I always look forward to the Love Finds You books, but this one was a bit different and I wasn't sure I would enjoy it. It is a generational story, where the first story was set in the past and the second story was set in present day with the couple from the first story's grandchild. I didn't enjoy the first story much, but I understood why it was included in the book, as it provided a reference to the characters mentioned in the second story. The readers get to see their thoughts and actions to bring them to the happily ever after that we get to appreciate fully in the second story. I didn't care for Karen's aloofness to almost everyone she met, though I could understand it to a degree, especially given the circumstances she was forced to handle by the actions of others. The second story was much better for me, and I flew through it. It felt more relevant to me, and I found it interesting to learn about what Sarah did for a living, no matter how brief a look we were given. I also liked how she approached the world around her, which made her the polar opposite of Karen from the first story. However, I did appreciate this story more after having read the first story in the book. I've actually given it 3.5 stars, but I can't justify rounding up to 4 stars, as the first story drags it down too much for that.
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text 2014-11-10 16:39
Wartime Nurse: Romances featuring Nurses during Wartime
The Vacant Chair - Kaylea Cross
At His Command - Brenda Coulter
The Second Chance Hero: A Forever Love Story - Jeannie Moon
Dancing In The Moonlight - RaeAnne Thayne
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
In Perfect Time - Sarah Sundin
Heroic Measures - Jo-Ann Power
Honor's Bride - Gayle Wilson
Coming Home for Christmas: A Christmas in ParadiseO Christmas TreeNo Crib for a Bed - Carla Kelly
Gift from the Sea - Anna Schmidt

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day. Let's start by honoring the nurses that have served so bravely.

 

Here are some wonderful Romances that feature nurses in wartime. My lists are never in any particular order. 

 

1. At His Command by Brenda Coulter Army Nurse in the Middle East

2. Dancing in the Moonlight  by RaeAnne Thayne  Army Nurse in Afghanistan 

3. Outlander: A Novel by Diana Gabaldon  WWII Nurse

4. In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin WWII Flight Nurse

5. Gift from the Sea by Anna Schmidt WWI Nurse

6. Coming Home for Christmas by Carla Kelly Crimean War Nurse

7. Honor's Bride by Gayle Wilson Napoleonic Wars Nurse

8. Heroic Measures by Jo-Ann Power WWI Nurse

9. The Second Chance Hero by Jeannie Moon Nurse in Middle East Wars

10. The Vacant Chair by Kaylea Cross Civil War Nurse 

11. A Soldier's Heart by Kathleen Korbel Vietnam War Nurse 

 

Did I miss your favorite Wartime Nurse? Let me know!

 

To vote from the best of the best, go to my Goodreads list: Wartime Nurse: Romances featuring Nurses during Wartime. 

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