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September 26. 2017
ISBN-10: 0399586318
ISBN-13: 978-0399586316

The beloved author of the Mystic Creek series gifts readers with a novel of homespun holiday cheer, as two families discover the joy of hope and redemption....

Widow Maddie McLendon has uprooted her life to move to Rustlers Gulch with her son and grandson. But as a brutal Montana winter looms on the horizon, contractors have yet to break ground on their new house, leaving them to live in a makeshift camp of trailers, tents, and sheds....

Since his wife died six years ago, millionaire rancher Sam Conacher has been content to wallow in his grief alone while keeping a tight rein on his twenty-six-year-old daughter. But now the girl has gone and fallen in love with his foolish new neighbor’s no-good son....

Maddie and Sam will never see eye to eye on anything, until a near-tragedy gives them a true glimpse into each other’s souls. And as the first snowflakes begin to fall, they’ll discover that an open heart is the biggest gift of all....

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April 2003
ISBN-10: 0451207947
ISBN-13: 978-0451207944

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4-1/2 Stars! from Romantic Times and selected as a TOP PICK!

"Ben Longtree is a marvelous hero whose extraordinary gifts bring a unique and special magic to this warmhearted novel. No one can tug your heartstrings better than Catherine Anderson." ~Romantic Times (4½ Stars, Top Pick)

"This delightful story by Catherine Anderson will warm your heart. Her portrayal of her characters (two and four-legged alike) will make you feel every emotion. Don't miss this well-done book." ~Rendezvous

"Readers may need to wipe away tears...since few will be able to resist the power of this beautifully emotional, wonderfully romantic love story."—Booklist

"A very special book...Ben is every reader's hero...Expertly crafted and will touch your heart...Ms. Anderson has woven a tale that touched my soul and will live forever as a cherished keeper to read again and again. Only by Your Touch is a fast and suspenseful book, and I am pleased to award it Romance Reviews Today's Perfect Ten." ~Romance Reviews Today

Determined to give her son, Jeremy, the childhood he deserves, Chloe Evans has left a tough past behind and is starting fresh in the charming resort town of Jack Pine, Oregon. But protecting Jeremy becomes a dicey proposition when he seeks out the most dangerous man in town, Ben Longtree, to heal his sick puppy. Chloe has been warned to stay away from Ben. But there's something about him, at once gentle and untamed, that intrigues her . . . .

Long ago, Ben accepted his role as the town outcast. Rumored to have once killed a man, he lives in splendid isolation with his forgetful mother, secretly employing his skills as a veterinarian to heal the wounded wild animals that mysteriously come to him. Now Chloe's sunny wamrth and brave tenacity arouse desire he has long denied. And although Ben is notorious for his healing touch, it is Chloe's hands . . .and heart . . . that have the power to save his battered soul.

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Only By Your Touch

August 2002
ISBN-10: 0451206665
ISBN-13: 978-0451206664

"Emotionally involving, family-centered, and relationship oriented, this story is a rewarding read." ~Library Journal

"[A] superbly written contemporary romance, which features just the kind of emotionally nourishing, comfortably compassionate type of love story this author is known for creating." ~Booklist


Two years ago, Ellie Grant would have fallen apart at any reminder of her ex-husband, Tucker. Always In My Heart - inside artBut now she doesn't bat an eye when "their song" comes on the radio. She's unfazed by the thought of Tucker's perky new girlfriend. Ellie Grant is over him. And things are better for Tucker as well. The single life agrees with him. And certainly they've both done a good job of being civil to each other, for the kids' sake.

But the kids aren't buying it. Zach and Kody are convinced that, deep down, their parents are still meant to be together. Up to their elbows in scheming and dreaming, the brothers hatch a plan: They'll run away from home into the Oregon wilderness and stay there until their parents agree to get back together. Surely Ellie and Tucker will come to the rescue—and to their senses.

Let the games begin and the sparks fly . . . .

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Always in My Heart

September 2000
ISBN-10: 0380799383
ISBN-13: 9780380799381

No other writer creates stories of breathless emotion and unforgettable tenderness like Catherine Anderson.

Her characters share our hope to find the one perfect love that will last for a lifetime. Now, open the pages of Catherine's most memorable story yet, one guaranteed to make you laugh, make you cry, and make you a believer in the healing power of love.

Ten years ago Joe Lakota had left behind his small Oregon town and the only woman he'd every truly loved for the empty promises of the big city. Now he's returned, seeking to raise his young son with values you can only find at home, and longing to rekindle the passion he'd once had with beautiful Marilee Nelson. But Marilee isn't anything like the gentle yet self-assured girl he'd left behind. In her place is a woman tormented by a secret she refuses to share, even with Joe.

Marilee never wanted to see Joe again; their parting had been too painful. And though his strong arms and powerful body could protect her, she knew only too well the harm they could also bring. Her head tells her to resist Joe's persistent advances, her heart is telling her something very different. And then he makes her the sweetest proposition of all: become his wife and mother of his child. But how can she agree to a marriage, even in name only, when she can't even stand to tell him the truth?

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Seventh Heaven

April 1998
ISBN-10: 0380791048
ISBN-13: 978-0380791040

"Literary magic...heartwarming humor, beautifully handled sexual tension, and exceptionally well-developed characters add to this poignant, compelling story of wounded protagonists and their ultimate healing through the power of love." —Library Journal

"Forever After proves that this author has as much talent for penning contemporaries as she has for writing captivating historicals." —Romantic Times

" Versatile Catherine Anderson works her own special brand of magic on this poignant, tender and enthralling story. She is truly an extraordinary storyteller." —Romantic Times

From the moment Heath Masters lays eyes on Meredith Kenyon, he knows there's something mysterious in this pretty woman's past. True, she seems like a good mother to her little daughter, but as local sheriff Heath has seen his share of liars...and Meredith is certainly hiding something. But though his romantic gestures are met with suspicion, Heath can't help but be drawn to his vulnerable new neighbor. He doesn't entirely trust her, but he sure does want to kiss her.

About to lose her child in a devastating child custody case, Meredith transformed herself from urban widow to small town mom, escaping the clutches of her abusive late husband's manipulative father.

Fleeing across America, she ran straight into the arms of the lonely lawman. Heath's persistence melts her misgivings, making her wonder if she could overcome her traumatic former life. But could his love protect her from her past — now and forever?

Originally published April 1998 and reprinted with new cover November 2007.

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