Welcome to Rancher's Bend, Texas, a small town about an hour from San Antonio. Here the weather is hot and the cowboys and ranchers are even hotter! Something must be in the water because a rash of weddings is about to hit the good folks of Rancher's Bend!
ACCIDENTAL BRIDE AND GROOM
Emma hasn’t had the easiest life. An abusive and alcoholic father taught Emma to guard her heart. She doesn’t do relationships. She doesn’t believe in commitment. And she doesn’t give her trust easily. One of the very few people to earn her trust and friendship is Lynn James.
Now Emma’s best friend is getting married in two weeks. Emma returns to the James family ranch to assist with last-minute wedding details. The first sign that things might not go as planned occurs when the bride meets Emma at the airport. The bride and groom are going to Mexico City as part of an earthquake search and rescue mission. That leaves Emma, and Lynn’s older brother to handle any wedding issues.
Well-laid plans quickly deteriorate. Lynn and Bruce are incommunicado. Emma and Landon are forced to spend more and more time together as they try to salvage Lynn's wedding plans. Now thanks to fate and a series of small disasters, the wedding is becoming custom made for Emma and Landon.
The chemistry between Emma and Landon is explosive, and they fight the rising attraction. Both have avoided serious relationships for very different reasons. That's about to change. The more time they spend together, the closer they become. Will they be able to overcome their insecurities and lack of trust? Do they love each other enough to become the accidental bride and groom?
SECOND CHANCE BRIDE AND GROOM
Six years ago Mandy Tyler was infatuated with an older and much more experienced Jackson Walker. She followed him around and made them both the talk of the town. A showdown in the local grocery store was the final straw. Mandy left town and stayed gone. Now the death of her father has brought her back to Rancher’s Bend.
Jackson knows he should stay away from Mandy, but she’s just as tempting as she was six years ago. Now the seven-year age difference doesn’t seem important, and Jackson is interested. Circumstances bring them together day after day. They fight the burning attraction that still exists between them, but it’s a losing battle. Luckily for the second chance bride and groom, six years is a long time. Long enough to heal old hurts and give two people a second chance at love
EXPECTANT BRIDE AND GROOM
Kyle Manning hadn’t been looking for love. Then he met a mysterious and sexy strawberry blonde who ran from him every time he tried to get close. He couldn’t resist the attraction that simmered between them and he refused to give up on the passion that had been awakened. Crumbling the wall she’d erected around her heart wouldn’t be easy, but Kyle was a patient man. And he was ready to do whatever it would take to give them their happily ever after.
Sara Beth Warren thought she’d found happiness, until tragedy struck. Her fiancé was killed while on active duty in the military. Although two years have passed, she wasn’t looking for romance. Then she crossed paths with the friend of a friend. He made her body feel things that her mind wanted to forget. And now Sara Beth and Kyle are about to become the expectant bride and groom!
SURPRISE BRIDE AND GROOM
Author Iris Abbott creates a story of hope, healing and love in the finale to her Rancher’s Bend Bride and Groom series.
When Daisy Carter was named guardian of her young nephew her husband filed for divorce. Daisy returned to her hometown of Rancher’s Bend and focused on being a parent to Lucas. Thanks to her traitorous ex-husband Daisy’s wary of men, especially men as sexy as the president of the bank where she is employed.
Danger comes a calling and divorced workaholic Carson Miller is faced with haunting thoughts of what-if. He’s had his eye on Daisy ever since her return to Rancher’s Bend. He’s tired of waiting and now he’s ready to make his romantic intentions toward Daisy known.
Their fragile and growing relationship is challenged when Lucas is kidnapped. Instead of pulling them apart the disaster brings them closer together. Their love for each other strengthens. Together they let go of the hurt of the past and embrace the hope of the future. And now Daisy and Carson are about to become Rancher’s Bend surprise bride and groom.