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Romance and Mystery by Lois Carroll

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His Prisoner

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Her father witnesses a robbery and steals stolen gold, but she is hunted by the real robbers who want the gold back. Now she is held prisoner by a Pinkerton agent--close, very close.

His Prisoner
Hide and Seek

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Featuring two novellas: ESCAPE and FASTEST WEDDING IN THE WEST. One woman hides from family abuse and another seeks her lost family. Each discover that happiness and love can grow from sadness when they do not give up the pursuit.

Hide and Seek
Her Inheritance

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When orphaned Jessica inherits a house in Texas from her namesake, she makes the trek there from Philadelphia expecting to live in the house and find a job. Shocked, she learns the house was a brothel and that she is a co-owner with the handsome young sheriff! They end business as usual, but how will all the women earn a living now?

Her Inheritance
Trail of Dreams

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Lissa's comfortable 1865 life in Philadelphia ends when fire destroys the family business and her father decides to move to the Dakota Territory.

Danger and tragedy on the trek west force her to set aside her regrets and immaturity to face the perils of the trail with Lars, the man who gave her father the outrageous idea of heading west.

Trail of Dreams
Saving the Dream

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Trapper Ingor Oleson rescues an Indian maiden, Still Water, who was kidnapped in the Dakota Territory by two drunk whites. She is the niece of the Chief of a Sioux tribe he has traded with.

Together for weeks as he nurses her, they each must face the hard fact that their dreams of a life of a white and an Indian together is impossible. The Army is relocating Indians from the Dakota Territory to make room for white pioneers. The Indians, not wanting to go, are fighting back.

A brave from her tribe, who wants her as his wife, has vowed to kill whoever has taken her. Ingor must return her safely to her uncle and face the brave.

Can the couple save their dream in the midst of hardship and hate?

Saving the Dream
Double the Dream

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After Ingor Oleson left Norway to claim a part of the Dakota Territory as his own, his brother Lars follows to do the same. Now another year later, their uncle keeps his promise and sends Anne and Katrin Anderssen to marry his nephews. The young women are excited and expect their husbands-to-be to have a good life already carved out for them in the unknown land of the Dakota Territory.

Lieutenant Adam Johnson allows the sisters to travel with the Army families moving west to the forts there now that the War Between the States has ended. Sergeant Tavis McDougal is his right-hand man. The sisters are charmed by the officers, and wonder if they will find the Oleson brothers as charming. And what will become of them if they can't find the brothers? Will they ever have the happy lives they have come so far to find?

Double the Dream
Witness on the Run

An eBook Novella

When the stagecoach she is on is robbed, Maggie escapes, but she has to take an injured passenger with her. Will pretending to be his wife save her life? Will he go along with the idea? What happens when they are living as man and wife?

Witness on the Run
Chimera

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Carolyn Whitney Madison inherits a house--and a mission--find the long lost Whitney family emerald necklace so her ancestor, Sara Whitney, can rest in peace.

Unlikely accidents and delays threaten her plans, and with evidence the man she's coming to love now may be at the bottom of them, Carolyn fears she'll never attain her most fantastic dream, her chimera--happiness with a man she loves and trusts.

Chimera
Just a Memory

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  • Start with a widow who avoids getting involved with men so she and her young daughter won't be hurt again if they leave as her husband did by dying.
  • Have her feel fear as a victim of a burglary.
  • Add a hardened cop to investigate who's never allowed himself to be involved with any woman because his job would put her in jeopardy.
  • Make him the widow's little town's Acting Chief of Police while his shoulder heals from being shot.
  • Blend the issues with an unlikely attraction between them.
  • Sprinkle with a small-town false sense of security.
  • Fold in a hired gun from the hero's unfinished past.
  • Spice with a manhunt.
  • Let the mixture heat up as she wonders if her time with him will be forever just a memory.

Just a Memory
The Key

Paperback Format

A story about an unlikely couple: Kari, an American social worker touring English gardens, and the owner of a manor house with a beautiful garden, Jeffreys, a recluse since his wife and young daughter disappeared.

Kari finds a key that draws her into the mystery of his missing child.

But her success is dependent on her believing a ghost is leaving her clues to follow!

The Key
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