The Pancake Club. Small town sweet romances where love might be just around the corner. Love on the Airwaves - Jennifer Conner After being on a big-city network news station, the last thing Tessa Sheldon wants to do is return to the small town of Mercy Ridge to work at the local radio station. But, she doesn’t have many choices. Police Officer, Dolan Nash, wants to feel something other than the pain and death that’s surrounded him the past few years. If he keeps his head down and focuses on the peaceful quiet of the small town, the memories will stay quiet as well. Sometimes we keep secrets inside. It’s easier than bringing out the darkness of our pasts. Will Mercy Ridge be the place where Dolan and Tessa find peace… and possibly love? Lesson Plan for Love - Jackie Marilla As soon as Chad Granger thinks he’s exhausted every prospect of finding a woman in Mercy Ridge, the new third-grade teacher shows up in town and rents a cabin on his parent’s farm. He’s immediately attracted to the hippie-like woman who appears to be the exact opposite of his former girlfriend. Kristin Warner is conflicted about her attraction to Chad, but convinces herself there’s nothing wrong with nurturing a friendship between them. Not quite ready to share her secret, she refuses to go out with him with a brief explanation that she isn’t ready for a boyfriend. When Chad discovers why Kristin won’t date him, he faces the toughest decision of his life—to close his mind to her or open his heart. Damage Control - JW Stacks Teenage love is a road fraught with heartache and Jennifer Defoe was no exception. Hers is an unrequited love for a boy who thought her a friend. When he left for the Navy, Jennifer gave up on her future and any hope of love. Michael Harrison left Mercy Ridge with grand plans of travel and adventure only to have it come crashing down upon him after a tragic accident leaves him scarred. He flees back to the only home he has ever known for the chance to heal. Jennifer Defoe hurts from a future that never was. Michael Harrison hurts from a past that he gave up. What happens when the fear of being close to someone collides with the fear of being hurt again? And can either of them overlook the past long enough to envision a future with each other? Saddle Up for Love - Marilyn Conner Barbara “Barb” Sessions is a wrangler and sometimes babysitter at the local dude ranch, Saddle Up. She meets lots of “weekend dudes”—older men, couples in love and families with children, but never any men her age, except for losers. Could it be because she’s always in jeans and cowboy boots? She can’t even remember the last time she wore a dress and heels. On top of that, one of the wranglers fancies himself in love with her. Will she ever meet Mr. Right? Dirk Adams is new to town and new owner of the Mercy Ridge Large Animal Veterinary Mobile Clinic. This is his first real job as a veterinarian. He grew up in Seattle. He isn’t much used to small towns other Stanwood where he did his internship and Pullman, the campus of Washington State University where he was a student. He’s heard that small towns often don’t warm up to new people moving there, and now he’s getting ready to replace their beloved, retiring Doctor Nick. How will they react to his new ways?