In the state of Montana, there is a little-known legal loophole that provides for double proxy marriage, should a bride and groom be unable to say their wedding vows in person. Small-town schoolteacher, Jenny Lindstrom, agrees to take wedding vows on behalf of her best friend, while city slicker, Sam Kelley, promises to stand in on behalf of his cousin, the groom. But when these two unlikely proxies end up missing their appointment with the judge, they're forced to spend a long weekend together.
Despite their differences, they find themselves drawn to each other: Sam finds Jenny's unaffected wholesomeness refreshing, and Sam's gentle teasing fills Jenny with a longing she has never known. But when a supermodel ex, a very handsome principal, and three over-protective older brothers start meddling, will our sweet country mouse and slick city mouse find a path that leads to happily-ever-after?
Set against the snowy backdrop of Gardiner, Montana, Proxy Bride is the perfect holiday read for fans of hot chocolate, warm gingerbread, and the magic of Hallmark Christmas movies!
What would it be like to be treated—just for once—like a nice girl instead of a dirty joke?
Waitress Missy Branson has lived her whole life in Gardiner, Montana, where her reputation as a good-time girl has given her the nickname "Easy Missy," and no decent man would consider asking her out. But short-order cook and recent parolee Lucas Flynn isn't one to judge. Besides, from what he can see, Missy is kind and sweet, qualities on which Lucas sets a high premium, since they've eluded him for so long. When Missy and Lucas connect on the loading dock behind the restaurant where they work, he'll encourage her to wish on a star. But it will take the magic of Christmastime to help Missy's wish come true!
Erik Lindstrom hates white picket fences…and weddings…and promises of happily-ever after. A confirmed bachelor, he has no use for romantic love, no trust in it. After watching his parents’ marriage collapse, he’s vowed to avoid the same anguish himself. His fiercely protective nature has drawn him to a career in law enforcement, but he’s managed to keep himself (and his heart) safe…until now.
Katrin Svenson’s ex won’t stop stalking her. He harasses her daily, his threats escalating, until her only option is to escape in secret, her safety in the hands of Erik, her handsome (but annoyed) protector. Katrin’s drawn to Erik from their first hello, but he won’t allow himself fall for her sunny smile…initially, at least.
As sparks fly between them, growing hotter and hotter, the ice surrounding Erik’s heart starts to melt away. But a Katrin’s history is quietly catching up with the young lovers, determined to tear them apart, and destroy their chance at a sweet forever.
When Trend magazine contracts Lindstrom & Sons to manage a fashion shoot in Yellowstone, nature-loving tour guide Lars Lindstrom rolls his eyes. Babysitting a supermodel's assistant sounds like a bore when he'd rather be leading a fly fishing expedition or tracking a new wolf pack. Little does Lars know that Jane Mays, said supermodel's smart-mouthed assistant and cousin, will be the most exciting person he's ever met. Her smoky voice and surprisingly sweet heart is about to rock his world.
Jane's life has known a lot of heartache, but Lars is unexpectedly knocking down walls faster than she can put them up. From loving the same music to their effortlessly sexy sparring, Jane and Lars can't seem to get enough of each other…until sexy supermodel Samara blows into town. Used to living in her cousin's shadow, Jane knows the likelihood of Lars becoming another notch in Samara's bedpost. In the past, maybe she would have stepped aside. But this time. she'll find the strength to stand up to Samara once and for all…and trust that Lars will be there to catch her if she falls.
High school principal Paul Johansson has never been lucky in love, which is too bad, because he's spent his whole life as a lonely Westley looking for his Princess Buttercup. When his friend Maggie signs him up for Internet dating, Paul is initially furious, but soon, he’s blown away by Holly Morgan, a blonde, blue-eyed art teacher from Connecticut. As they get to know one another through emails, texts and phone calls, Paul falls hard. Holly seems to be the girl of his dreams.
Zoe Flannigan—aka Holly Morgan—totally forgot about the profile she created on Meet-the-One.com two years ago. Soon after she set up her account, she was in a car accident that left her with facial scars and a limp. During the long months of recovery, she hasn't been interested in dating at all...until Principal Paul answers her long-forgotten ad. He has a way with words, and besides: he's crazy handsome, super kind and makes her heart flutter like mad. But while the built-in anonymity of on-line dating allows Zoe to hide her injuries, she'll have to meet Paul in person sooner than later. And when she does...will he still like her? Despite her broken body?
Nils Lindstrom and Maggie Campbell have been quietly in love for years. But despite the strength of their feelings for one another, they've never surrendered to them. Nils holds a secret too terrible to tell, and Maggie senses that pushing him to admit their attraction might end up pushing him away.
When Maggie learns she has missed the deadline to renew her U.S. visa, she faces deportation…until Nils swoops in and offers her a green card marriage. Maggie accepts, chafing under Nils’s insistence that they keep their marriage of convenience under wraps. Regardless of how it begins, however, marriage tends to take on a life of its own—and true love, though quiet at its inception, is more powerful than Maggie or Nils ever expected.
Say farewell to the Lindstroms in this final book of the beloved series!