Ambitious Lisa and Jim Mitchell thought they made the perfect power couple—that they’d live a perfect life together. That all changed when Lisa decided to start their family—without consulting her husband. From that day on, things changed. Their lives changed because they both had hidden agendas that affected not only their marriage, but the lives of their new family, too.
When Kathryn Garner took her life, she could not have known the devastation she would unleash for her family, friends, and the people she came in contact with every day. She was hurting, but she did she have any clue as to the pain her ultimate solution would cause others?
Kim Westfall spent the first 23 years of her life feeling inadequate. Her lifelong dream was to be a curvaceous woman, but after breast implant surgery she felt anything but glamorous as her dream turned into a living nightmare.
After the death of her father, Dana Morrison noticed that her mother’s house was becoming cluttered. First she saved grocery bags, then newspapers, and empty boxes. In no time flat, her house was filled with junk, junk, and more junk! Dana made the mistake of cleaning house, but that just made matters worse when her mother decided that her trash was more valuable to her than her daughter.
The house that has everything is worth busting your budget for ... isn't it? Carrie Burton pushed to get the house of her dreams. But money is tight, and all their resources go to keeping up with the Joneses. Soon Carrie's life is full of constant conflict.
Kathy Wilson was a loving daughter and wanted to do the right thing when it became apparent that her mother wasn’t able to take care of herself any more. But getting her mom into assisted living became a nightmare--and that was just the beginning of her troubles.
When Elise married the man of her dreams, she thought her life would be perfect.She hadn’t reckoned with her husband's three spoiled daughters and an ex-wife who continued to drain him dry--emotionally and financially.
Erica came from a large family and always had to work hard for everything in life. Then she met Donovan Whitmore—the man of her dreams who could give her everything she ever wanted. Only … it turned out Donovan worked just as hard as Erica—-maybe harder. And then everything she always wanted wasn’t nearly enough.
Jennifer was always a wallflower, so when Mike Palmer asks her out, she's on top of the world. But Mike's a sports nut, and soon Jennifer feels like she's playing second fiddle to every sport televised. Her ultimatum has Mike reconsidering their relationship. When they elope, Jennifer’s problems escalate; she finds the man she thought she’d known may have ulterior motives for marrying her.
One hot September afternoon, Annie Henderson's life changed forever. That was the day she was raped. Nine months later, she gave up the daughter she'd conceived on that terrible day. Forging a new life was difficult, but Annie had a successful military career and then had a family. Life was good, until the daughter she gave up reenters her life, and threatens to ruin it forever.
Emily had always been a yo-yo dieter. But when an opportunity arrives to expand her horizons, she leaps at the chance. That brings her a new income source and a chance at love. But when her husband plots to keep her fat--and unattractive to other men--she objects. Then she meets someone new. Will she give up everything she thought she wanted or cling to the vows she made when she said "I do"?
Amy Reynolds thought she had a great boyfriend, until one by one all her freedoms began to disappear. When her job is threatened, Amy decides it’s time to become more independent. But that’s not how her boyfriend Brad feels. He’s likes things the way they are and will go to any length to keep it that way.