American State Flowers series by Debby Mayne et al (#1-21) (listed individually)
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Overview: Debby Mayne has published more than 30 books and novellas, 400 print short stories and articles, more than 1,000 web articles, and a slew of devotions for women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN
Genre: Romance > Contemporary
Debby Mayne – Magnolia Lane ( American State Flower #1 Mississippi)
After Amelia Sawyer’s apartment floods, she moves back in with her parents in their family’s Biloxi, Mississippi, estate on Magnolia Lane. Her mother has hired Logan Hawkins’s home renovation & restoration company to restore the old family home. Logan sees Amelia as a spoiled, rich girl, & she sees him as a brooding man who is hard to please. She has always resisted the "silver spoon" from her parents. He was raised by a frustrated dad after his mother abandoned them, & he has had to make his own way in life. As they get to know each other, they discover that they have more in common than they originally realized. Is it possible for these two kindhearted people to see past their original impressions of each other & allow the attraction to take over?
Cynthia Hickey – Sweet Apple Blossom ( American State Flower #2 Arkansas)
Maizie Appleton dreams of a wedding to a man equal to the heroes in the books she reads & the stories she writes. She dreams of a wedding under her family’s apple orchard when the blossoms are fragrant. When Cole Newton, a man from Washington, is hired by Maizie’s father to help in the orchards, Maizie feels replaced in the family. Then, disaster threatens, & Cole saves the family from ruin, proving to Maizie that a living man is worth ten of those found in her books. Still, her desire to be needed by those she loves keeps her from truly giving her emotions to Cole. Can these two set aside their personal pain to find a love only God could have created?
Helen Gray – Hawthorn Hope ( American State Flower #3 Missouri)
Jenna Michaels can’t risk falling in love. She has already lost too much. When she meets Evan Bryant, their mutual attraction sends her running from the possibility of another loss.
Principal of Hawthorn Christian Academy Evan Bryant never thought he would be attracted to another woman after the death of his beloved wife. Meeting Jenna convinces him that he can love again, but is there hope that they can move beyond their pasts & find happiness together?
Gail Gaymer Martin – Apple Blossom Daze ( American State Flower #4 Michigan)
When Julie Johnson hears a male voice from her past, she doesn’t recognize her childhood friend Adam Wright, who played tag or hide & seek in their grandparents’ yards. Years have passed & their lives have changed. Both single, they talk over the fence about solutions to their widowed grandparents’ loneliness. They come up with a plan to play matchmaker, but the solution doesn’t go as they had planned & it leaves them with new problems & an ending they hadn’t expected.
Sadie & Sophie Cuffe – Maine’s White Pine Cone Conspiracy ( American State Flower #5 Maine)
Carrie Allen is trying to keep the family farm & body-&-soul together on the rugged shores of Solitary Point. When her brother brings Johnowen Bradford to Pine Cone Knoll Farm with plans to sell their land, she sets her sights on getting rid of him. At odds from the first meeting, Carrie wants to believe the worst, but she’s no match for Johnowen’s battle-scarred heart & simple dreams. Yet the more she falls for him, the more she doubts his honesty & intentions. Where is his money coming from that promises to fulfill their dream of a life together? And why would a man who says he wants to start a new life with her, buy a rum running boat? Carrie is determined to fight her way through the smokescreen of lies, even if it breaks her heart.
A clever romance that will transport you back to the prohibition era where lawlessness & love aren’t always what they seem. Packed with colorful characters & a final plot twist, it’ll keep you rooting for a happily ever after until the very end.
Teresa Lilly – Wild Prairie Rose ( American State Flower #6 Iowa)
When Rose puts an ad in a western newspaper advertising for a husband she hopes to find a gentle but plain looking man. After traveling to Prairie City, Iowa she discovers there has been a mistake in her ad & her intended is expecting something far different than a wife. Will God help Rose find love & discover her own true beauty?
Naomi Rawlings – Love’s Violet Sunrise ( American State Flower #7 Wisconsin)
With her brother facing trial for a murder he didn’t commit, German immigrant Mabel Krause needs a lawyer who can help prove her brother’s innocence. The only trouble is–she can’t afford one.
Hiram Cummings needs money to return to law school, & the fastest way to earn it is by working as a legal clerk for the powerful & rich Rhett Vandergriff. When a desperate immigrant comes to him for help, he finds himself on a mission to prove a man’s innocence, risking his job in the process.
But all is not as it appears, & Hiram soon learns that not only is his job at risk, but he is also in danger of losing his heart–if he & Mabel don’t lose their lives first.
Debra Lynn Collins – Camellia’s Smile ( American State Flower #8 Alabama)
When Camellia Stewart’s grandfather has a heart attack, she returns to Midvale, Alabama, to help her grandparents on their farm until her grandfather is back on his feet. The morning after her return, she confronts Brody Tarvin, her grandparent’s new neighbor, with a shotgun.
Even though the neighbor’s granddaughter threatened to shoot him, Brody can’t stop thinking about her. After hearing about her grandfather’s heart attack, he decides to lend Camellia a hand on her grandparent’s farm. He finds himself falling for the woman with the beautiful smile until he discovers she has a boyfriend back home in Birmingham.
Can Brody win her heart & convince her to stay in Midvale, or will she go back to the big city & leave him behind?
Gina Welborn – Six Little Sunflowers ( American State Flower #9 Kansas)
Celebrate Leap Year with a boy & a girl & a not-so-simple proposal. Hotel chambermaid Félicie Richmond wants nothing more than to be the calligrapher for Wichita’s prestigious Carey Hotel. She invests in a new wardrobe to look the part, but days before her job is to begin, an electrical fire damages the dress shop. Félicie envisions one way out: the Leap Day tradition whereby a bachelor who refuses a marriage proposal must purchase the rejected lady a new dress. Finding a few stuck-in-their-ways bachelors guaranteed to refuse her proposal will be easy. Three dresses should do. Figuring out how to overcoming the humiliation of proposing marriage to multiple bachelors.
Easy-going fireman Carpenter Yeary has no need for a wife, not with all the little ol’ ladies in his church determined to find him one. When a strange woman proposes, Carp knows she’s after a free dress. In a moment of mischievousness, he accepts her proposal, but after their private conversation is overhead, “Carp’s getting married!” spreads like wildfire, & soon his precious church ladies have a wedding planned. For Carp & Félicie, the only way out is to convince the each other to call off the wedding…before love has time to bloom.
Linda Baten Johnson – Alaska Forget Me Not ( American State Flower #10)
Kate Cannon is on the company fast track until she is outside a supercenter when a gunman opens fire. Now, she fears going out in public & is unable to work as a marketing specialist. To regain her confidence, she accepts an assignment promoting a remote fishing lodge in Alaska. Kate expects the job to be easy, until she meets Trevor McCord.
Trevor, the handsome dark-eyed son of the Forget-Me-Not Lodge owners & successful engineer, is concerned about his parents’ health & finances. He returns home with an agenda. He wants his parents to sell, not salvage their flagging business, & move to Minnesota near him. On a tight schedule to make certain his plans work, the last thing he needs is for this Texas gal to thwart his plans & steal his heart.
T.I. Lowe – Orange Blossom Café ( American State Flower #11 Florida)
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A NEW RESTAURANT OPENS RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO YOUR CAFÉ? SABOTAGE IT, OF COURSE! Well, that is what Aiden O’Connell thought until she tangles one too many times with the charismatic Phillip Moreau. Between their wild run-ins & her new craving for caramels, Aiden may have finally met her match.
RECIPE FOR A WITTY ROMANTIC TALE. Take one stubborn-minded heroine. Add a serving of spice with one flirty hero, who has no trouble holding his own against her feistiness. Mix in hilarious sabotages that slightly miss the mark & an amusing dash of mischief. Don’t forget to resolve the angst with an anticipated kiss.
RECIPE TIP: Be sure to balance the portions of tension & chemistry in order to whip up the sweetest, love-inspiring result.
Julie Politt – An Indian Paintbrush Summer ( American State Flower #12 Wyoming)
Millie Sloan & her family have spent their lives toiling at the hands of others. When she & her brother Buck get an opportunity to start a new life in Wyoming Territory, they head west to the vast & open frontier. They arrive only to discover that someone from Millie’s past is waiting there for her. This time, Millie vows not to allow her heart to be torn in two.
Preston Ford broke off his engagement to Millie Sloan years ago & has never recovered from the decision. Now, he hopes he can win her heart back & spend the rest of his days by her side. But, her brother refuses to let Preston break her heart again. Can Preston prove to both Millie & Buck that he is a man of his word?
Will Millie & Preston be prepared for what awaits?
Patty Smith Hall – His Cherokee Rose ( American State Flower #13 Georgia)
THE FUTURE REECE HAD ALWAYS DREAMT OF IS WITHIN HIS GRASP. Reece Wilkins wanted more from his life than the meager existence his father had mining gold in the mountains of Dahlonega, Georgia. An engineer with a respectable firm in Atlanta, the future he’d planned hinges on a new assignment that takes him back to his small home town & the woman who broke his heart.
BUT IT MEANS CONFRONTING HIS PAST. English Professor Josie Mullinax has always taken her family responsibilities seriously, more so now, with Reece determined to buy the only home her two maiden aunts have ever known. But she can’t deny the pull Reece still has on her heart or the regret she feels for rejecting his proposal. Can two people hurt by the past forge a future together?
Angela Bredenbach – Bitterroot Bride ( American State Flower #14 Montana)
No one knows the real Emmalee Warren, just what they want from the infamous prostitute. Men are coming out of the woodwork to stake a claim on the miner’s widow. They wanted her body before. Now they want her money. Hiring a lawyer, Richard Lewis, to save her from financial ruin might let her start over where no one knows Miss Ellie. Becoming an unknown is the only way to freedom…or is it? Can she leave her past & build a new future?
Trish Perry – Under The Dogwood Tree ( American State Flower #15 Virginia)
Bernadette Doyle thinks she has put her life on hold for the summer while she cares for Cookie, her aging firecracker of a grandmother. But Cookie’s run-in with a spastic dog leads to Bernadette’s run-in with a handsome EMT who recognizes “Bernie” as his past childhood love.
The next three months of rekindled romance, uncovered crime, suffered loss, & explored recovery show Bernadette that her life is not on hold. Far from it–her life has just begun.
Martha Rogers – Love Comes To Bluebonnet Inn ( American State Flower #16 Texas)
Jolene Burns is the innkeeper’s daughter, in her late twenties & still single. Jolene’s mom & her friends are anxious for Jolie to find a good man & settle down like her brothers, but she is content managing the bed & breakfast & forgetting the disaster of her broken engagement.
When a good looking male guest registers at the Inn, Jolie’s mother checks his marital status. She learns he is single & sees him as a prospect for her daughter. The young man, Clay Hill, is a writer who has come to town incognito to find seclusion to write his next novel under his pen name of Clive Hendrix. As the ladies go into matchmaking mode, Jolie conspires with Clay’s to escape the ladies’ endeavors.
Despite his efforts to remain anonymous, the owner of the bookstore discovers his true identity & makes a big show of having a famous writer in their town, & plans a big book-signing event for him. Jolie & Clay find themselves smack dab in the middle of the festivities & falling in love in the process.
Debra Ullrick – Say It With Roses ( American State Flower #17 New York)
Rebecca Dahl has only one deep, abiding calling–to minister to the homeless in Central Park. That is until she meets Neil Boyd. The more time she spends with Neil, the handsome pastor who is only planning to plant a church in Manhattan & then move on, the more Rebecca finds herself getting attached, too attached in fact. With no desire to be abandoned yet again, can Rebecca manage to enjoy the newfound friendship while guarding her heart from falling where she really wants to be?
Ever since Neil Boyd’s friend was murdered in Central Park, Neil finds himself struggling with his faith. When he spots a beautiful woman putting herself in danger by ministering to the Manhattan homeless, Neil invites her to go jogging with him as an excuse to be around her so he can not only protect her but also convince her to stop what she’s doing. However, the more time he spends with her, the more he sees her beauty is not only outside but on the inside as well. Rocked with guilt & fear, can Neil ever find enough trust in God to work things out with Rebecca, or will he leave Manhattan & his chance at love behind forever?
Jennifer AlLee – Operation Scarlet Carnation ( American State Flower #18 Ohio)
Betsy Paxton dreams of being an actress, but for now, she is a switchboard operator at a law firm. She lives vicariously through the crime novels she reads & her vivid daydreams. But after Harold Weston, her handsome boss, gives her the seemingly innocent gift of a scarlet carnation, she finds herself living out a real-life spy story. Who’s telling the truth & who can she really trust? Will Harold prove to be the hero she thinks he is, or is their relationship nothing more than a short-lived fantasy?
Laura Hodges Poole – The Trouble With Jasmine ( American State Flower #19 South Carolina)
College student & equestrian Jasmine Gray’s life has been turned upside down. She is still reeling from the loss of her father, successful rancher Hamilton Gray, when her newly discovered sister, Carly Shepherd arrives at the ranch to visit & plan her wedding. With the spring horse competition ahead, Jasmine’s in a funk & looking for a distraction.
Ranch hand Zach Crawford tries to ignore his growing feelings for Jasmine because he knows he wouldn’t measure up to Hamilton Gray or his wife’s standards. Jasmine’s daily quest to snag him only adds to his frustration. If he could get her to focus on the upcoming horse show & not on him, then maybe he’d have time to figure out his own future. Grieving the loss of his little brother who had Down’s syndrome, Zach finds it difficult not to be drawn to Jasmine in her grief.
Memories of the past & the promise of the future collide with the horse competition & wedding both at hand. Can Jasmine pull herself together to win? If so, does she have the courage to walk away afterwards & pursue a future outside the ranch, if doing so means leaving Zach behind?
“The Trouble With Jasmine” is a continuation of “Silent Stars of Bethlehem.”
Helen Gray – Pasque Plight ( American State Flower #20 North Dakota)
BOBBI SPENCER IS WARY OF LOVE. She saw grief nearly destroy her father after her mother’s death, & being pursued because of her financial worth has made her distrustful of men. Now an engineer at Pasque Aviation, her father’s huge corporation, she delivers a component to Caprice Airlines & meets Shane, a handsome pilot. She enjoys his company, but has no expectation of ever seeing him again, & leaves with her connection to Pasque undisclosed.
Shane Price is fascinated with Bobbi, but he must get the European branch of Caprice Airlines on solid footing & help his widowed sister run the stateside division of their family business. Questions arise when each learns of the other’s lack of forthrightness. Can they have forever together?
Jeanie Smith Cash – Violets For An Amish Girl ( American State Flower #21 Illinois)
Katie Fisher is raised by an Amish mother in an Englishcher’s world. After losing her mamm in childbirth, Katie is scared & alone. When child services threatens to take Susie, her baby sister, Katie honors her mamm’s last request & runs with the infant to her Amish grandparents house where they won’t find them. When Katie & Susie arrive, Katie discovers her Daadi is the Bishop. She struggles with his decision to shun his own child. She is given a farm, but in order to keep it, she has to agree to be baptized into the Amish faith & marry Caleb Schmucker, one of the Amish young men she has just met in her grandparents’ community.