When single-mom Claire Matthews inherits an old home in Michigan, she starts a new life for herself and her son. But the house is in bad shape and winter makes repairs difficult. Carpenter Paul Sawyer has been hiding since his divorce, making handmade chess sets. But a customer's special request and a bad winter storm give him a second chance at love . . . if he's willing to take it.
In Book Two of the Birthstone Series, Aylen realizes she must return to the mainland to learn how to control her gems before they consume her. To ensure Sai's safety, Aylen insists he stay behind. Sai takes matters into his own hands and journeys across an ocean to follow the girl he loves. Without eachother, they must rely on their own strength and work to save a kingdom in peril.
Vanessa Collins doesn't think much more can go wrong . . . until her husband Brian announces he's filing for divorce. Acting on her sister's advice, Vanessa steals Brian's financial documents. She's determined to either obtain a six-figure settlement or day trade her way into retirement. But Vanessa ends up with something she never bargained for, and now her future may be in jeopardy.
He was the love of her life. And he had turned his back on her when she had needed him most. She had tried to hate him — and convinced herself that she did. So then, why was he always hovering there at the edge of her thoughts? Why did his memory haunt the deepest reaches of her heart? How could it still hurt so much after ten long years?