maureen hardegree

 

maureen hardegree's conjurer's mask

 

CONJURER'S MASK
ASIN: B00DTWHX0G

Dark charms . . . Deadly secrets . . . Undeniable passion

For seven years, professional nurse Elizabeth Brion has pretended to be something she isn't. She has embraced science over the conjurer's medicine practiced in the past she prefers to forget. In the autumn of 1893, when a deadly hurricane destroys coastal Louisiana, she cannot ignore the call to help and returns to the world she left behind. Rejecting her root and herbal knowledge, however, becomes difficult to justify in the face of great suffering. Even harder to keep at bay is her growing attraction to the enigmatic local doctor Holt Chatham, whose gruff exterior cannot hide how deeply he cares for his son, for the superstitious people who work his father's land, and for his patients. Will she keep her carefully wrought mask in place? Or will she drop it and risk losing Holt's love to save those around her from the dangerous conjurer who hides among them?

To local doctor Holt, the Bellevue-trained nurse who appears with the relief steamer is like a treasure tossed on shore by the deadly storm. Elizabeth's skill and cool efficiency are exactly what he needs to stem the typhoid outbreak on his father's desolate sugar cane plantation. What he doesn't need is to find himself drawn to her quiet beauty and independent spirit. Unable to deny his interest in this intriguing woman, he sets out to win her love even as the dangerous secret he's concealing looms on the troubled horizon.

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HOMECOMING IN MOSSY CREEK

 

HOMECOMING IN MOSSY CREEK
Bellebooks
ISBN: 978-1-61194-040-4

The eighth novel in the acclaimed Mossy Creek Hometown Series continues the warm, witty and wise doings in a small Southern village you'll want to call home. It's been over twenty years since Mossy Creek experienced Homecoming, and they're determined to do it right! And you know Creekites...if there's something interesting going on, they won't rest until they know about it. So when a letter shows up at the Police Station with a warning about ugly secrets hidden in the time capsule buried twenty years ago, the whole town is abuzz with the possibilities. Amos, Ida & Win put Peggy Caldwell and Louise Sawyer on its trail, hoping the sleuth-loving ladies can find it before the week ends at the Homecoming Dance. Meanwhile, Amos & Ida tangle in a deserted Haunted House. Ardaleen & Inez scrimmage at the Bake Sale. Pearl & Spiva spar as they volunteer at the Booster Club Canteen. All of your favorite characters are back as Mossy Creek celebrates Homecoming with festivities that make Southerners cheer. Football. Homecoming Queens. Parades. Plays. It's all happening during Homecoming in Mossy Creek!

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critters of mossy creek

 

CRITTERS OF MOSSY CREEK
Bellebooks
ISBN-10: 0984125825
ISBN-13: 978-0984125821

Springtime brings thoughts of love to people all over the world, and Creekites are no exception. Although love to Creekites isn't necessarily romantic. Take, for example, how they feel about their pets. Dogs, cats, birds, and fish take center stage as we once again see how the Southern half lives. Your favorites are back and in just as much trouble as ever. Amos and Ida are still circling each other's wagons. Sandy Crane has a little Faith. Jayne Reynolds emerges from widowhood to take a long lingering look at Mossy Creek's Bubba Rice. Ed Bailey and his beloved dog Possum, Lil Ida Hamilton, Peggy Caldwell and others will make you laugh and cry at human and animal antics. Cat heists. Fish ponds. Bird nappings. Don't miss the fun with Critters of Mossy Creek!

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at home in mossy creek

 

AT HOME IN MOSSY CREEK
Bellebooks
ISBN-10: 0976876086
ISBN-10: 0976876043
ISBN-13: 978-0976876045

Sixth in the series about the town that ain't going nowhere,
and don't want to.

It's Valentine's Day weekend in Mossy Creek, and romantic chaos erupts everywhere! Complicating matters is a small, quirky, touring circus, stranded in town when their bus breaks down. With mimes, jugglers, bear tamers and acrobats running amuck, no heart is safe!

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on grandma's porch

 

ON GRANDMA'S PORCH
Bellebooks
ISBN-10: 0976876027
ISBN-13: 978-0976876021

You could drink a glass of milk straight from the cow, ride a dirt road in the back of an old pick-up truck, and sleep on the back porch with a hound dog for company. A visit to Grandma and Grandpa's almost always promised a great adventure on their farm. Step back in time to the heartfelt innocence of a Southern childhood, a time when the rest of the world seemed far away and life was as clear as the morning dew on a ripe tomato.

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a day in mossy creek

A DAY IN MOSSY CREEK
Bellebooks
ISBN-10: 0976876043
ISBN-13: 978-0976876045

Maybe it's the post-New Year's boredom. Maybe it's the cold, frisky air. Whatever the cause, the citizens of Mossy Creek seem determined to get into trouble on a clear winter day in mid-January. Police Chief Amos Royden and his loyal officers, Mutt and Sandy, can barely keep up with the calls. Hank and Casey Blackshear's great aunt Irene, 93, leads a protest march of angry old folks--on their electric scooters. Louise and Charlie Sawyer battle renovation pitfalls (literally) in their cranky house. Pearl Quinlan fights her sister, Spiva, over a plate of brownies. Patty Campbell performs a makeover on Orville Gene Simpson's front yard, against Orville's will. All that and more! Last, but not least, Amos and Ida finally stop fighting their secret attraction, but then the trouble really begins!

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more sweet tea

MORE SWEET TEA
Bellebooks
ISBN-10: 0967303591
ISBN-13: 978-0967303598

More Sweet Tea is written by the same core group of authors who made Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes so enjoyable, including Debra Dixon, Sandra Chastain, Virginia Ellis and Deborah Smith. This volume also introduces readers to other up-and-coming Southern writers such as Susan Goggins, Maureen Hardegree, Clara Wimberly, Betty Cordell, and Bert Goolsby.

Let us take you Back. Let Us take you home. Settle back into that comfortable chair and enjoy a second helping of poignant, humorous, and nostalgic tales about how things used to be in the legendary South. From vindictive mules and small town marriage rituals that include a pig, to Grandma's story of how a quilt square got her a husband and a home remedy of the hemorrhoidal variety that goes awry, More Sweet Tea delivers what readers have been thirsting for since the first book in the Sweet Tea series, Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes.

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