Проза Тагая Мурада (1948–2003) – россыпь драгоценных камней, оживший орнамент. Выдающийся мастер узбекской прозы, переведенный на европейские языки; писатель, обновивший древний среднеазиатский дастан – сказание, сочетающее фантастику и реальность, юмор и трагедию. Проза, заставляющая вспомнить Шукшина, Айтматова, Думбадзе – и при этом совершенно самобытная.
Jenna Deane is thrilled with her new dream job. Her boss, handsome lawyer Alex Morrell, is known for his tough tactics. He's made it clear to Jenna that he expects his assistant to be available whenever he needs her. So how can she tell him that she's a single mother?When Alex whisks Jenna away on a business trip to Paris, and takes her to bed, she realizes that she's fallen for him. But what will she do about her secret–about being a mom?
On the side of the road, about to give birth, Sara Jamison was in despair–until he stopped by. A vision in a tux, with rough but tender hands, a slow drawl and enough confidence to calm her anxious mind, Sara couldn't do anything but trust Cal Tucker with the most precious thing in her life…So when he offered his home to her and her brand-new daughter, Sara agreed–just till she got back on her feet. But then he also offered his name–and Sara wasn't sure what to do now. Why did this sexy, generous man think he didn't deserve love?And how could she persuade him otherwise…?
The secret fatherBrodie Spencer had loved Kendra since she was a teenager. Now she was a widow with a young daughter, and Brodie longed to help her make a happy family home. But Kendra couldn't risk letting this handsome, bighearted man get close to her….What if he knew Kendra had never really had a husband as she pretended? That an accident had stolen her memory, and Kendra didn't even know who little Megan's father was. Nor could she remember the one precious night of passion she'd shared with Brodie–nine months before Megan was born….
Falling for the Single DadMoving to a small Texas town, Lucy Grayson is looking to live life on her own terms. When she agrees to take a job in Doctor Graham Redmond’s office, the two instantly clash. The same can’t be said for the widower’s daughter.They quickly form a bond when Lucy begins teaching the little girl to dance. Graham soon realizes how good Lucy is for his daughter—and for him. Yet his late wife’s parents don’t agree. Their ultimatum to choose between them or Lucy fills Graham with despair. He can’t let his daughter lose her grandparents…but he also can’t lose the woman who could complete their family.
Take responsibility for his orphaned niece, yes. Raise her himself, no.A good boarding school was what the girl needed, not an uncle who was never home. But then Michael Throckmorton's niece ran away. And the big-hearted, beautiful diner waitress who'd taken her in wasn't letting her go so easily.Josie Miller had a few conditions for Michael. Oddly enough, he was willing to listen. Yet days later, why wasn't he hauling the teen back to school and himself back to the city? Could it be that an unlikely family was forming?
In Magnolia, Georgia, local legend says that a couple who holds hands around the "forever" tree will have an unending love.Even so, Bill Wellington held Lindsay Jones's hands around that tree years ago…and then left her behind. He chose the big city, and now he wants to bring his grandmother there. But to his amazement, he finds that Granny has a boyfriend–and a vibrant life.A life that includes Lindsay, Granny's caregiver. Bill never thought he'd want to come home, yet Magnolia clearly has its charms. As does Lindsay, who makes him long for a second chance at forever love.
Everyone Was Sure She Was Gone For Good…Being back in Blue Ridge, Arizona, to help her grandmother was almost a relief after her busy job as a nurse in a Tucson E.R. Aubrey Stuart badly needed a few weeks of peace and quiet–but facing her past was another thing entirely. The boy she'd eloped with and hastily divorced ten years ago had matured. And Gage Raintree the man was a thousand times more tempting than he'd been then.…Except Her ExThey'd been too young and unsure of each other to fight back when their families decided they'd made a terrible mistake–especially when Gage thought his duty was to devote his life to the family ranch. But now he had six weeks before Aubrey went back to her career.Six weeks to show his first–and only–love he deserved a second chance….
FAMILYMATTERSMAN AROUND THE HOUSE…Single mother Adrienne Rhodes warned herself not to drool over carpenter Cutter Matchett. His broad back, clever hands and low-slung tool belt were very appealing–but it was the loneliness in his eyes that kept her close….Cutter was hired to remodel the bathroom–not tease her nosy mother, counsel her plump daughter about boys, and certainly not to heal Adrienne's broken heart! Yet Adrienne couldn't resist the warmth of Cutter's kiss–or his arms. Soon Adrienne wanted Cutter to build something else in her life: a marriage!Kisses, kids, cuddles and kin–the best things in life are found in families!
Dean Garret is about to break the number one rule of undercover work.And it's all because his new "boss" is as pretty as a professional cheerleader and has a do-gooder's heart. Who can resist that combination? Still, Dean suspects Allison Martin is hiding something behind her dazzling smile. That something being the runaway mother and son he's been hired to find. To get the job done, he needs to gain Allie's trust.Only, the lawyer-turned-bar-owner isn't cooperating. But she can't remain immune to his good ol' boy charm and sexy drawl forever. Because Dean never fails. And he'll do anything to solve a case. Even if it means he has to break all the rules.
PASSIONATE SECRETSOne sultry night many years ago, Sheila Vance became a woman in Caleb Bishop's arms. And though he never knew it, Caleb became a father. Now the hard-hearted bachelor was back in town, and Sheila fought the fiery attraction between them. For this time, Caleb had the power to hurt not only her, but also her precious child.When Caleb saw Sheila again, he wanted her back in his life - and in his bed. But he suspected more than passion made her tremble beneath his touch - and Caleb was determined to discover the elusive beauty's every secret… .3 Babies for 3 Brothers: There's nothing like a secret baby to bring a brooding bachelor home again!