A group of ten amazing authors have each written a brand new sweet romance for this box set. There were several other people involved who donated for the production of this box set. When you preorder your box set today, 100% of the proceeds will go toward medical expenses for Robison Wells. You get 10 new stories and you can make a difference for an entire family.

Rob is a talented writer who has helped so many other writers, myself included. He suffers from mental illness and has always been very open about his struggles. I know he is admired for how hard he works to support his family and still give back to the writing community.

About the book: WITH A KISS: A Sweet Romance Anthology

A collection of 10 brand new sweet romance novellas by USA Today bestselling & award winning authors. 

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Romances in this collection:
DANCING TO FREEDOM by Traci Hunter Abramson: A Russian ballerina. An American hockey player. A forbidden romance. Can Katrina follow her heart when freedom is the one thing she lacks? Or will the Cold War cost her the only man she has ever loved? 

RYLEE’S MIX-UP by Rachel Branton: Rylee Williams didn’t want to be a bridesmaid at her estranged sister’s wedding, the sister who’d grown up with the family she was supposed to have. So why does she find herself in a dress two sizes too big and no date for the wedding? Maybe it’s time to give up on her family once and for all. But a greased pig contest and handsome cowboy Beck Seeger might just change her mind—both about sticking it out and taking a chance at love.

THE REFUGEE’S BILLIONAIRE by Rachelle J. Christensen: Shawn Halstrom has an assignment: travel to Atlanta, Georgia to investigate The Heart of Atlanta refugee center so that Burke Enterprises can make a donation. The job should take two weeks tops, but he wasn’t planning on falling for a Cuban refugee named Carolina Diaz. She’s a single mother who isn’t interested in dating, even if the guy might be a billionaire.

JUST THIS MOMENT by Joyce DiPastena: Alys’s late husband thought her useful only for spinning thread. Now a mysterious monk has come to take her to a nunnery. Can a sightless woman like Alys exert her independence to forge a future of her own choice? And will the monk, who stirs forbidden longings in her, help or hinder her?

ORIGAMI GIRL by Danyelle Ferguson: Josephine loved teaching crafts at the children’s hospital until she was assigned to help Dr. Blake learn how to relate with his patients. As she helps the young doctor soften his sharp edges, relax his rigid folds, and open up to the people around him, she finds she can’t help but love the man he’s becoming. 

SABRINA’S HERO by Donna Hatch: For weeks, Sabrina daydreams about a mysterious gentleman who frequents the lending library. Is he perchance an agent for the crown? A returning war hero? A highwayman? A fateful public assembly introduces her to the mystery man as well as an intriguing newcomer. Now she’s torn between a charming rake promising the adventure she craves, and a handsome barrister offers security. Only one will stand by her when it matters most.

FALLING FOR LUCY by Heather B. Moore: Lucy Morley’s older sister is perfect, yet Lucy can’t even hold down a job, let alone stick with something like college. After another disastrous firing, she lands her dream job at a bookstore—and it doesn’t hurt that her new boss, Adam Parks, is pretty much her dream man. But if Lucy is good at one thing, it’s guarding herself from heartbreak. Adam has other plans in mind that include finding a way into Lucy’s heart.

MY DEAREST EMMA by Luisa Perkins: Since her husband died at 25, Johanna has worked at a busy hotel in the new railroad town of Danube, Minnesota, soothing her loneliness by writing home to her sister in Germany. When she meets August, a shy widower, her letters reveal a budding friendship. But Johanna soon begins to question whether their romance can survive a demanding employer, August’s jealous daughter, and the misgivings of two recently broken hearts. 

COVERTLY YOURS by Janette Rallison: Paisley Spencer never needed a knight in shining armor—until she finds herself surrounded by three gangsters in a bad part of Phoenix. A handsome stranger intervenes, rescuing her from certain disaster. The only catch? Now she has to pretend to be his girlfriend for the next hour. She finds it’s a job she doesn’t want to end. 

Novella by Heather Tullis: description coming soon.

Review of The Refugee’s Billionaire: I love that these authors are going out of their way to help another author out! Each one of these authors have written books that I have loved! 

I’ve actually been able to read one of the stories from this one already. I was able to help beta read The Refugee’s Billionaire by Rachelle Christensen. I love that Shawn in this one has been in two of her other books, Hawaiian Masquerade and The Billionaire’s Stray Heart. It’s always fun to see what some of your favorite characters are up to. 

Shawn is a great guy in this one. I loved the way he was with Carolina – he was constantly watching out for her and trying to make things better for her. But my favorite thing to see was how he cared for her son, Daniel. Shawn goes out of his way to work to make things better for the people at the Heart of Atlanta Refugee Center as well, even giving up the shirt from his back at one point.

Then there’s Carolina. She had been through so much in her young life, from leaving Cuba as a teenager with her grandma, losing her grandma, becoming a single mother. I loved how she used her time to better the lives of others. Carolina is great, but opening her heart isn’t something that comes easy for her.

This one’s a quick read. I loved the sweet romance in it, and I didn’t want to put it down. Quite honestly, I want to read each and every novella in this one!

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The Husband Maker by Karey White

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has gone on to marry the next girl they date. Not two or three girls down the road. The very next one.

Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed?

When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she’s not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle’s wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

 

 

Author Karey White

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.

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About the book: What does it mean to be quiet as a church mouse? This charming picture book shares the story of how one little boy learned to sit still while his imagination kept running free. With these fun and colorful illustrations, follow along as a boy and a mouse discover how reverence shows our love and respect for our Savior.

My review: I know we’ve all dealt with a rowdy kid somewhere, maybe in church, maybe at a recital of some sort, someplace that it’s expected that everyone will be quiet. And sometimes kids just can’t.

That’s the premise behind this cute children’s picture book. The mom, probably at her wit’s end, asks her son to “be as quiet as a church mouse.” And that sets off his imagination wondering just what it means to be that quiet.

I love the way this book goes from the mouse being a sneaky spy to a reverent mouse thinking of Jesus. Reminding children, and all of us really, what our Sunday meetings are for. This one would be a fun one to keep in your church bag for little hands to open and little eyes to look at the pictures.

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author: Stephen Bevan imagined his church mouse at age 5. All those wild Sundays of imaginings are distilled in this book. He and his little church mouse lived in Montgomery County Maryland, until Heavenly Father took them both to Western Australia for many amazing adventures “down under.” Now those two trouble makers reside in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah. On Friday nights they are telling stories and hammock camping with the scouts but each Sunday morning they are both trying to sit reverently in church with Stephen’s own wonderful and imaginative children. Learn more about Stephen at www.bevanstories.com, while you are there see what other adventures he and his mouse have to share.

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Dating the Prince by Alina Snow

Small-town girl, Katie O’Connor has always dreamed of seeing her name in lights. Check the box for fame, a movie deal, the perfect leading role that comes with a gorgeous leading man! Katie moved to Hollywood, elbows her way into auditions, lives on a shoestring budget—whatever is required to land a deal, she throws her heart into… until she’s involved in a royal kidnapping.

As the future king, Prince Alexander refuses to rule from an ivory tower. Duty-bound, he intends to relate to his future subjects, regardless of their walk of life. Before his coronation, he needs a foolproof plan to outrun his security team and go temporarily AWOL. While visiting L.A., all it takes is a sound stage collision and Alex is blindsided by a headstrong woman who is simply irresistible. So much so, he calls in a favor in order to secure her help … as his pretend girlfriend.

Their worlds are oceans apart, but their immediate attraction is impossible to put aside, especially their nonstop banter. Miffed at being wrangled into a situation that might blow up in her face, Katie comes up with her own plan. If The Prince is serious about walking the walk of the common folk, she’s only too happy to oblige as his pretend girlfriend. Through an ice storm, a road trip, kitchen duty, and a Texas pig race, Alex captures the hearts of the locals as well as Ms. O’Connor’s.

What starts out as a deal Katie can’t refuse becomes the acting role of a lifetime… letting Prince Alexander go without a fight.

A delightfully funny retelling of The Prince and The Pauper that romance readers of all ages will enjoy. On a two-week 1,500-mile road trip, Katie and Alex discover the end of the road might just be the beginning of their ‘Happy Ever After’ together.


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Southern gal at heart. Alina is a librarian who adores her job. She has a degree in anthropology from Vanderbilt and loves writing offbeat romance comedy. To refuel, Alina sings karaoke, bakes sweet treats, and can be found at the Y, kickboxing. She lives in Knoxville with her husband and Callie, their doxie mix.

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About Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson: The roads in and out of Paris are heavily guarded, but the dead have easy passage out of the city. A ragged old woman transports the coffins of the most recent victims of the guillotine and is waved on unimpeded. Later, the same crone watches five French aristocrats step out of the coffins unscathed. not beheaded, but spirited away to safety by that most elusive of spies: the Pimpernel. Or, as she’s known in polite society, Lady Scarlet Cavendish.

When not assuming her secret identity as a hero of the French Revolution, Scarlet presents herself as a fashionable, featherbrained young widow flitting about London. In truth, this facade is merely a diversion designed to conceal her clandestine work in France. Among members of the doomed French aristocracy, the Pimpernel is renowned for her bravery and cunning. But when tasked with rescuing handsome Comte Matteo Durand, she faces an unprecedented challenge: she is falling in love with the man. If ever there was a time to keep her head, it is now—because in a world brimming with intrigue, she is not only one harboring secrets. And if Scarlet doesn’t take care, Madame la Guillotine may finally catch up with the Pimpernel…

My review:I LOVE the way author Jen Geigle Johnson is able to make history jump off the pages. People long dead become more real as you read her books! Scarlet did both of those things for me!

This book transported me to Paris in the 1700’s. It’s a time of unrest because of the overthrow of the government. That’s where we meet the title character, Scarlet. I loved her character! The way she works so hard to keep the people of France from the Guillotine inspires me. And her cleverness is amazing! The way she is constantly changing costume to become someone else and stay one step away from the Guillotine herself makes the book more interesting! I love that she is the Pimpernel, and the way she keeps her identity hidden from everyone, even the man she loves, until the very end. Wow!

We also get to see things through the eyes of Matteo Durand. He actually should be the next Prince of France, so he’s on Scarlet’s list to help escape and she does so in the most dangerous and clever way possible. These escape scenes kept me on the edge of my seat as I read this book. I loved the way Matteo was as well. He knew there was nothing but danger for him in France, still he went in order to help his friends. So courageous and selfless.

The plot of this one is full of danger, escapes, costumes, and deception. There’s also a bit of romance for those of us who like that! I loved the way the Jen Geigle Johnson stayed true to the times in this one. The author’s notes she included at the end helped me see what was actual and what the author changed to suit her story line were one of my favorite things.

If you love romance with adventure, Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson will be one you’ll want to read again and again!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author

Jen Geigle Johnson discovered her love for uncovering obscure and fascinating pieces of history while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager. Now an award-winning author and mother of six, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Although she married a man whose substance is the stuff with which heroes are made, thinking up stirring matches for everyone else keeps her riveted to the keyboard–whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America. Her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure. They start with a grand entrance, immediately get pretty bumpy and difficult, are full of hills and and some ravines, but always end happy. You can follow all her news at http://www.jengeiglejohnson.com.

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The Redeemed Groom by Taylor Hart

Sloane Kent, famous Country music star, is only in Jackson, Wyoming for one reason: lay down the music for his next album. Since his mother’s passed away and his girlfriend’s left him, there’s been no music, no feeling…nothing. While on a run, he witnesses what a appears to be a young woman who needs help and finds himself hopping on a Greyhound Bus headed for Las Vegas.
Hope Jones does not need a celebrity super star’s help and when he gets on the bus and tries to make friends with her…she turns him down flat. But when she discovers he’s fleeing from a stalker….she decides to listen to his story. Too bad … he lied about it to get her talk to him. Good thing she tells him to go away!
But after reluctantly sharing dinner with him at a bus stop, breaking down in Rawlin’s Wyoming, and hypothesizing about having thirteen children together and living in a broken down fire station, she finds herself more and more intrigued with the famous Country Music Star.
When her ex-fiance tracks her down and puts both of their lives in jeopardy, Hope has to make a choice—trust in Sloane or lose everything.

Author Taylor Hart

Taylor Hart has always been drawn to a good love triangle, hot chocolate and long conversations with new friends. Writing has always been a passion that has consumed her dreams and forced her to sit in a trance for long hours, completely obsessed with people that don’t really exist. Taylor would have been a country star if she could have carried a tune—maybe in the next life.

 

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Mint Chocolate BrowniesHey all, it’s Friday! I haven’t done a recipe post for a while, so I thought I’d throw one up for today. These are my very favorite brownies to make. They are fabulous, I love the way the mint and chocolate flavor combines in your mouth, so yummy! I’ve heard that this is the recipe they use for the BYU Mint Brownies, but I really don’t know for sure. 

I made these brownies for a wedding shower a couple of months ago and they didn’t last very long. Everyone loved them! One note though, don’t make these in a pan that you can’t use a metal knife on. I made these in my USA Cake Pan, and while I completely love the way it’s non-stick, you really have to use a metal knife to cut through the ganache layer on the top of these brownies. That’s why you see broken chocolate on the top of my pictures! Next time I’ll be making these in my glass cake pan! One other note, these take several hours to make because of all of the cooling and setting up they need to do in the fridge, so plan accordingly.

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Brownie

1 cup melted butter

2/3 cup cocoa powder (works with Dutch Process or Natural

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

Mix butter, cocoa and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer. Add eggs until completely mixed. Mix in the flour. Spread in a greased 9X13 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Cool completely.

Mint Frosting

1/2 cup softened butter

1 pound powdered sugar

1 to 3 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoons mint extract

green food coloring

Place butter and powdered sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together. Add milk, but just enough to make a smooth, thick consistency. Add the mint extract and enough food coloring for a light green color. Spread over cooled brownie layer. Refrigerate until firm.

Chocolate topping

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter

Melt chocolate chips and butter in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir and put back in for 30 second increments, stirring each time until melted and combined. Pour over the frosted brownies, I like to spread it to the edges, you want to cover all the mint frosting. Refrigerate until the topping is set and hardened. Allow the brownies to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before cutting.

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About the book: Lucy Abbot longs to return to the country estate where she spent the best days of her childhood with her cousins and their charming neighbor Nicholas. Her protective parents, however, have other plans for her. When she finally dares to escape, her carriage is besieged by highwaymen with a familiar man leading them. Could this mysterious outlaw be exactly the person Lucy has been searching for?

My review: I really enjoyed this book! I loved the characters. I loved the plot. And I loved that some characters from another of this authors books, Mischief and Manors, made an appearance. That was so fun!

I loved Lucy. I loved how she kid of idealized everything, especially Rosewood and Nicholas. In her mind they were both perfect and really the antidote for her boring life in Craster. I loved that she took a chance and went on an adventure to Rosewood on her own. But…like sometimes happens, nothing seemed to work out in her favor. And that is how Nicholas comes into her life again.

You don’t see things from Nicholas’ perspective in this book. But things don’t really look good for him. Associating with highwaymen isn’t a skill that people really are seeking. And Lucy has heard from her cousin that he’s a married man. Both things that should make Lucy run from Nicholas. But she realizes rather quickly that things aren’t always what they seem. Still, she can’t seem to trust him.

The plot of this one is full of lies, adventures, highwaymen, danger and romance. It really has a little something for everyone. I loved it! And I can’t wait to read more by this author.

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About the author: Ashtyn Newbold discovered a love of writing early in high school. Inspired by the propriety of regency period romance, she wrote her first novel at the age of sixteen. The first chapter of this manuscript won first place at a teen writing camp contest. When not crafting handsome historical heroes, she enjoys baking, sewing, and music. She hopes to obtain a degree in English and creative writing and dreams of traveling to England. She currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with her family.

 

 

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The Forbidden Groom by Sarah Gay

Cole isn’t looking for love. In fact, it’s forbidden by his PR firm and agent until a new contract can be negotiated with the Texas Titans. His resolve is tested when he lays eyes on Maggie, the spunky caterer. Ever since she caught him from falling, he can’t seem to stop himself from falling for her.
Maggie, a Park City Firefighter, needs a change of scenery. When an offer comes in to possibly take over a successful event planning business in sunny Dallas, Texas, she jumps at it. After a group of NFL players crash her first event, Maggie’s amazing opportunity fizzles. Cole, the handsome football player has ruined her employment prospects and wounded her pride. She may find the true love she has always dreamed of if she can forgive him.

 

 

 

Author Sarah Guy

Sarah, a Wisconsin native, now calls the northern mountains of Utah home. She graduated from BYU with a BS in Human Development and a Spanish minor. She worked for many years as a Human Resource professional.

Sarah now dedicates her time to raising her four children with her husband, Tom, and enjoys her moments to write– in between soccer games, dance competitions, wrestling matches, violin concerts, and lots and lots of driving.

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