Mary Jane Morgan's first romance novel, DANGEROUS MOVES, was published by Kensington Publishing in 2001. Her second romance, BLAKE'S PROMISE, was published by Starlite Publishing in 2002. After publishing SHELBY'S GIFT, she wrote her CRYSTAL SPRINGS HOMECOMING ROMANCES series which includes: LONG ROAD HOME, COMING HOME, A HOME FOR HALEY, and HOME AT LAST.
The heroes in this four-book series are sexy, alpha men and the heroines are independent, strong women. Adversity is no stranger to them and when these men and women love, they love with their whole heart.
After losing her husband, Jillian Blake leaves Nashville and moves with her two-year-old son to Crystal Springs, Tennessee to be near family and part of a close-knit, small-town community.
When Cade Hendrix’s wife gives him shocking news and files for divorce, he swears off relationships and devotes himself to his two top priorities—his young daughter and his veterinary practice.
A chance meeting for Cade and Jillian throws Cade’s carefully crafted world into a tailspin, and has Jillian wondering if she can ever find the courage to love again.
Will heartbreak and deceit keep Jillian and Cade locked in the past? Or will they find the courage to follow their hearts?
Will Natasha and Logan save each other, or destroy each other?
Free spirit equine therapist, Natasha Mulvane, has been running for years. After losing her father at the age of ten and being emotionally deserted by her grief-stricken mother, Natasha knows better than to count on anyone but herself. She’s determined to never settle down, never rely on others, and certainly never fall in love.
Clinical psychologist, Logan Coleman, is no stranger to loss and copes by filling his days with satisfying work. But the new equine therapist for the Crystal Springs dude ranch, upsets the calm, orderly world Logan has painstakenly built to protect his emotions.
Can these two wounded hearts find the courage to overcome their deepest fears and finally dare to love?
Every man in Paige Dillingham’s life has walked out on her when she needed them the most, so she devotes herself to her first love—delivering babies. Until she meets the sweet, sexy, irresistible brother of a patient and wonders if she dares to risk her heart one more time.
For Justin Coleman, settling down and having a family is very important—someday. But for now, he’s perfectly happy playing the field. That is, until the night Paige Dillingham walks into his pub and everything changes.
“Just friends” doesn’t last long, but when Justin wants more, old fears return for Paige. Will she have the courage to tell Justin the secret she’s hidden from everyone—the secret that could very well be the deal breaker that shatters her dreams one last time?
When Claire Coleman’s fiancé breaks up with her two months before their wedding, she is devastated. Yet once she’s over her initial grief, it doesn’t take long for her to yearn to experience the passion she now admits she never had with her fiancé. Fortunately, she’s met just the man to show her what she’s been missing—Sam McGinnis, a man who doesn’t get involved.
Perfect. Or so she thought.
Sam has sworn off rescuing women in need. And Claire Coleman is definitely in need. Trouble is, the sexy, vulnerable blonde intrigues him, and the last thing he wants to do is hurt her. But when she convinces him she wants a no-strings relationship, he’s more than ready to get on board.
But will rescuing Claire become the biggest mistake of Sam’s life?
Ashley Richardson is coming home. After years of living away, guarding a long-buried secret, she accepts her brother’s offer to live on his new dude ranch and be the public relations director. Yet the minute she arrives, she encounters Hank Bradley—the man she’s spent twelve years avoiding and the one person who can never know the secret that’s shaped her adult life.
Hank Bradley, part-time vet and co-owner of the dude ranch, has worked hard to build a peaceful life on this land where his son, Tommy, is buried. But his hard-won solitude is shattered when Ashley, a woman he’s spent twelve years trying to forget, moves onto the ranch and back into his heart.
When the past and the present collide, will Ashley and Hank finally find the love that’s haunted them for a decade? Or will the secret Ashley’s been keeping destroy their future forever?
Haley Donahue’s husband has been missing in action for more than a year, a year of waiting and pain as she watches other soldiers return home to their families. Determined to build a better life for her toddler Ryan, Haley relocates to Nashville and takes a job as nanny to a little girl learning to live without her mother.
Ethan Richardson knows Haley will be gone in a heartbeat if her Air Force husband returns, and as a man whose daughter has already been abandoned by one woman, that’s not a thought he likes. But his daughter forms an instant bond with her new nanny, whose own grief and feelings of abandonment offer an understanding that his daughter needs, and so he welcomes Haley to his family.
When Ethan begins to form the same bond, not just with Haley but with her son Ryan, visions of becoming a real family compel him to reach out to an old friend. Wanting to help Haley move on with her life and find the closure she needs, Ethan asks his friend at the Pentagon to investigate her husband’s disappearance.
But is Haley ready to know? And are either of them ready for what happens next?
When Francie Bennett’s father is diagnosed with dementia and she discovers she’s pregnant by her cheating ex-boyfriend, she leaves college to help take care of her ailing father and have her baby.
Matt Richardson lost his father and wife to preventable accidents and will do whatever it takes to keep his daughter safe, even forbidding her life’s passion—riding horses. When his mother sneaks Chloe to a riding lesson, Matt feels like he’s lost control, and there’s nothing he hates worse.
Eventually, Matt gives in and allows Chloe to take riding lessons but only under one condition: he’s always there. Unfortunately, nothing has ever affected his feeling of being out of control worse than falling for the fiery, red-haired riding instructor whose life revolves around horses.
As her father worsens and her due date nears, Francie is determined to prove she can handle everything by herself, even if that means keeping the man she cares about at a distance. But when Francie’s life takes a dangerous turn, will she let Matt in and allow him to help her? And will the power of love be strong enough for Matt to finally overcome his deepest fears?
Megan Swearingen’s life changes forever with the death of her father. Leaving college, she returns home to find her younger sister mute with shock, her mother too depressed to function, and their beloved Thoroughbred horse ranch on the verge of going under. She’s barely arrived when she’s forced to accept help from Brett Dawson—the man who once broke her heart—when a marauding mountain lion threatens one of the prized horses they depend on for survival.
Brett would rather be anywhere but the Swearingen ranch. Caught between his feelings for Megan and the powder keg of the ongoing feud between their families, he feels his only choice is to help Megan, regardless of the consequences. If it weren’t for Brett’s father, Megan’s dad might still be alive, and she wouldn’t be here now sacrificing her future to save her family’s ranch.
As the long-simmering attraction between Megan and Brett resurfaces, it is threatened almost before it begins by dark family secrets swirling around them—secrets that turn to danger and could very well destroy not only their new beginning, but the lives of everyone they both love.
Dillon McRay has wanted to win the bull riding at the International Finals Rodeo all his life, but he wrenched his back and needs physical therapist, Brooke Stevenson, to fix him up.
Brooke knows that if he competes before his back is healed, he could be permanently disabled. In spite of her warning, Dillon insists he’ll be riding a bull in six weeks.
As Brooke works to rehabilitate Dillon’s back, the daring cowboy charms his way past her defenses. Brooke does exactly what she’s sworn she wouldn’t do – falls hard for a cowboy who’s on a quest that might leave him crippled – maybe even paralyzed like her brother – and once again she’s helpless to prevent it.
Surrogate mother Shelby Harrison gives birth to a baby boy, Kyle, and loves him instantly. He’s all she has left of her sister, Debbie, who was killed in a car accident six months ago. She’s prepared to fight for joint custody even as she battles feelings she knows she shouldn’t have for the man who is Kyle’s father – and her sister’s husband.
Ben Martin is outraged that Shelby wants joint custody of his baby. Yet after his initial anger and feelings of betrayal, Ben suggests a marriage of convenience so that together he and Shelby can provide the love and security he and Debbie wanted their baby to have.
What first seems like a workable solution quickly turns into a nightmare of grief and guilt when Ben and Shelby find themselves fighting a fierce attraction – an attraction that seems the worst possible betrayal of Debbie.
But Debbie has her own opinion and reaches out from the other side to Shelby and Ben, bringing them the love and healing they need to move forward with their lives.