Sarah, the only child of Reverend and Mrs. Cranston Estey, was betrothed to Connor McLagen of the affluent McLagen family. The McLagens were socially revered, although there were rumours of nefarious underpinnings to their substantial wealth, and the God-fearing Esteys were not in favour of the marriage.
Three days before the June 1927 wedding, Sarah disappeared. Her note said she’d changed her mind and decided to leave town.
A week later she was found, buried in a rose garden, the gruesome and sensational discovery knocking New Brunswick prohibition wars out of the headlines.
There were many with secrets to keep….
Freelance reporter Ginger Martel loves the thrill of chasing down edgy human-interest stories for her popular newspaper column, People Unlimited. Now, hot on the trail of a story that could well earn her a second media award, Ginger undertakes her latest adventure with characteristic pluck, but she is unprepared for the sudden turn that awaits her.
Hostage negotiator Shane Elliott, handsome and self-possessed, has his own share of challenges, a dead wife and a difficult past. When the frantic 9-1-1 call comes in that stormy Saturday night, he must try to unravel yet another potentially deadly situation. Sudden turns are at the top of his job description, they’re what he was born to expect.
Can he save the day yet again, or does fate have something else in store this time around?
The Summer Vale Ranch once flourished with old Duke Barlowe at the helm, persevering despite his troublemaking neighbours, the Sutherlyns. And then circumstances, age and stubborn pride took their toll.
Duke’s grandson, Hayden Barlowe, was the ranch’s heir apparent. Hayden had been set to wed the lovely Naomi Martel, both families delighted with the match, when he balked and called off the wedding. Naomi was brokenhearted when he took Mary Rae Sutherlyn for his wife instead.
Hayden was banished from the ranch when he chose a bride from the enemy camp, but now, twelve years later he’s back, divorced and ready for a fight. And a fight is waiting.
Two days before Christmas the unthinkable happens when Snowflakes, the adorable toy poodle, is stolen from Cole Donahue’s pick-up truck in a supermarket parking lot.
Dog sitting for his soon to be ex-wife, Elsa Randolph, when the theft took place, Cole and Elsa temporarily set their differences aside and immediately begin their search with a poster and social media blitz.
Meanwhile, Snowflakes, forced to rely on the kindness of strangers, experiences her fair share of holiday season adventures, even making friends with Mr. Christmas himself.
Working together to find the missing poodle, will Cole and Elsa rekindle their love despite the seemingly insurmountable challenges that caused their break up? Will Snowflakes be reunited with her family in time for Christmas?