Light the Stars & The Farmer Next Door
Harlequin (Bestselling Author Collection)
Contemporary Romance: Anthology
December 1, 2020
Available in: Paperback, e-Book (reprint)
Reader-favorite romances in collectible volumes from our bestselling authors.
LEARNING TO LOVE AGAIN
Light the Stars by RaeAnne Thayne
(originally published April 2006 in Silouette Special Edition #1748 (The Cowboys of Cold Creek Book 2) in mass market paperback; June 2010 and April 2017 in eBook)
Wade Dalton is having a bad day. His five-year-old has accidentally set the kitchen on fire. His daughter is surly, as usual. The baby hasn’t been fed yet. And his mother—aka “the childminder”—has eloped with a scam artist. Could it get any worse?
Turns out it can, when the annoyingly beautiful daughter of said scam artist shows up at the door, batting her doe eyes at Wade and offering to be his temporary nanny until the newlyweds return. Can he trust her to be under his roof? Can he trust himself with her under his roof?
FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME: The Farmer Next Door by USA TODAY bestselling author Patricia Davids (originally published July 2011 in Love Inspired #643 in mass market paperback and eBook)
I'm not one of those people who knew from birth she was destined to become a writer. I always loved to read and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with a book in my hands. To the disgust of my friends, I even enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan. But I had other dreams besides writing. I wanted to be an actress or a teacher or a lawyer. Life took a different turn for me, though, when my mother made me take a journalism elective in high school (thanks, Mom!). I knew the first day that this was where I belonged. After I graduated from college in journalism, I took a job at the local daily newspaper and I reveled in the challenge and the diversity of it. One day I could be interviewing the latest country music star, the next day I was writing about local motorcycle gangs or interviewing an award-winning scientist. Through it all --- through the natural progression of my career from reporter to editor --- I wrote stories in my head. Not just any stories, either, but romances, the kind of books I have devoured since junior high school, with tales about real people going through the trials and tribulations of life until they find deep and lasting love. I had no idea how to put these people on paper, but knew I had to try --- their stories were too compelling for me to ignore. I sold my first book in 1995 and now, more than 40 books later, I've come to love everything about writing, from the click of the computer keys under my fingers to the "that's-it!" feeling I get when a story is flowing. I write full-time now (well, as full-time as I can manage juggling my kids!) amid the raw beauty of the northern Utah mountains. Even though I might not have dreamed of being a writer when I was younger, now I simply can't imagine my life any other way. I love to hear from readers. You can reach me using the form on the Contact Page of my website.