The Thurston Hotel books are stand-alone romance novels in a collection, connected by common settings, characters, and events. The overall storyline covers a year, one book for each month:
A Thurston Promise
Book 1 by Brenda Sinclair
Eager for a fresh start, young widow and mother, Melanie Larson, leaves Calgary to relocate for a dream job at a family-owned, historic hotel in a small mountain resort town in the Canadian Rockies. But her new boss is the sweet talker who broke her heart in college—and who holds the power to crush it again. Long dormant feelings surface, and Melanie is torn between needing this job and protecting her still fragile heart.
Ben Thurston wants a second chance with the woman he’s never stopped loving, but there’s no statute of limitations on a secret. Keeping it hidden while pursuing Melanie would be dishonest. Revealing it will expose them to pain and heartache.
If Ben’s secret is revealed, will Melanie understand Ben’s past rejection? Could there be a possible future together for them? Or will his deception and their conflicting dreams keep them apart?
Ebook release date: September 29, 2016
Opposite of Frozen
Book 2 by Jan O'Hara
Shepherd fifty-one seniors on a multinational bus tour, including a ninety-five-year-old with a lethal cane?
To preserve his sick brother’s travel business, retired pro athlete, Oliver Pike, would do far more. But then weather intervenes, forcing the tour bus off-route into the small mountain town of Harmony, Alberta.
In the hold of the bus, amid the walkers and luggage, lies a half-frozen stowaway. Page Maddux is commitment-averse and obviously lacking in common sense. Once revived, she’s also the person Oliver must depend upon to help him keep the “oldsters,” as she calls them, out of harm’s way.
When their week together is over, will Harmony recover from the group’s escapades? And what of Oliver’s heart?
Ebook release date: October 6, 2016
On a Whim
Book 3 by Win Day
Mandy Brighton loves her vintage storefront, her eclectic neighborhood, her small town way of life. Sure, sometimes change is necessary—didn’t she convert Whimsy into a cupcake bakery, and expand the kitchen? But architect Kevin MacNeal wants to tear down her building to revitalize Harmony’s Main Street to match his design for the new Community Center.
Kevin, a self-proclaimed urbanite, thinks nothing beats having his favorite chain coffee shop on every corner. There’s something comforting about the anonymity of the big city and exciting about its expanded opportunities. Small town residents, with their small town thinking, baffle him.
She seduces him with whimsical cupcakes and fabulous food. He seduces her with, well, seduction. But when he targets his campaign at her great-aunt, his betrayal hurts more than possibly losing her business.
Can they find a way to come to a sweet compromise? Harmony cupcake lovers want to know!
Ebook release date: October 13, 2016
Love Under Construction
Book 4 by Sheila Seabrook
Billionaire land developer, Hunter Davis, returns to Harmony with one agenda in mind. Right the wrongs of the past, because until he does they are like a black smudge on his soul. But Hunter has never been able to forget what he once shared with Mackenzie Berg, the woman he secretly married eleven years ago. And now something in his heart refuses to die, something that makes him want to woo her back into his arms…for the rest of his life.
Local contractor, Mackenzie Berg, may be secretly married to Hunter Davis—she might even have a small mountain of newspaper and magazine clippings about the hunky land developer tucked into the bottom of her dresser drawer—but that doesn’t mean she still has feelings for him, does it? She intends to avoid the man she once loved, but her plans go awry when town officials blackmail her into escorting him to every event planned for his short stay.
With the whole town watching their every move, can these two lonely people rediscover the love of a lifetime?
Ebook release date: October 20, 2016
A Lasting Harmony
Book 5 by Shelley Kassian
Fired from her music contract due to drug and alcohol addiction, Jade Carter relocates to Harmony to heal her wounds and rethink her ailing career. But when she checks in at the Thurston Hotel, hoping for a second chance, not everything is as it appears. Taking pity on the singer’s dire situation, General Manager Ben Thurston hires her, but not in the way she expects. Jade is soon attracted to bartender Jason Knight, but will her turbulent history and tenuous actions challenge a future with him?
Jason left the corporate world behind to settle in the Rocky Mountains for a healthier lifestyle. When Jade Carter walks into his lounge and into his life, a love at first sight type of chemistry ignites between them. But when they’re photographed together in a compromising embrace, local media attention forces them into a show of commitment.
Is it just pretend? Or could it be more? Can Jason prove himself to be a knight in shining armor who provides the lasting harmony Jade needs?
Ebook release date: October 27, 2016
With Open Arms
Book 6 by M. K. Stelmack
On vacation in Spain, Bailey Thurston abandons her cautious existence as an accountant at her family-operated hotel for a whirlwind romance with Daniel O’Leary, a bush pilot in the Congo. Two weeks later, they’re engaged. The next day, he vanishes to reappear a year later at Thurston Hotel, expecting her to receive him with open arms.
Not after he ripped her heart apart.
Dan is a natural charmer though, with answers that make her ache to believe in love again. As her family and the people of Bailey’s mountain resort town of Harmony reach out to him, so does she. But Dan has a soul-corroding secret from his war-torn years in the Congo so awful the woman he loves would surely leave him if known. Then he discovers that one man in Harmony is determined to reveal it.
Ebook release date: November 3, 2016
The Starlight Garden
Book 7 by Maeve Buchanan
Born and bred in the mountain town of Harmony, Alberta, psychic and New Age bookstore owner Nora Fitzgerald is resigned to being single.
That’s until handsome newcomer Jim Barnes arrives in town with his young daughter. Nora’s deepest desires are reawakened and the possibility of love finally seems to be within her reach.
But even her psychic powers cannot predict that love will lead her into grave danger.
Ebook release date: November 10, 2016
Betting on Courage
Book 8 by Alyssa Linn Palmer
On the run from her stalker ex-boyfriend, Charity Wong finds herself in Harmony. She takes a job waitressing at the 100-year-old Thurston hotel and rents a room from an older man–a man one of her co-workers warns her about. She’s not sure what to expect from him and the last thing she expects is to fall in love.
All David Evans wanted was someone to run errands and help him stay cocooned from the world. But with his new boarder, he’s experiencing more joy in his life than he has in years. Can he possibly fall in love when he can’t even manage to go out on a date?
And, when he learns Charity is in danger, can he overcome his fears and save her?
Ebook release date: November 17, 2016
The Thurston Heirloom
Book 9 by Suzanne Stengl
It was time to move on. Time to start over.
Mariah Patrick, Jill-of-all-trades and recently dumped by her fiancé, has decided to leave town. She wasn’t marriage material. Better to learn that now, than later. With her debts finally paid, she has enough money for a Greyhound ticket south, and a peanut butter sandwich.
The funny thing is, once she arrives in Harmony, the town looks so welcoming—and familiar. Almost as if she’s been here before.
Teague Farraday, businessman, owner of Mountain Jewel Sports, and mountain guide—mostly, mountain guide—watched as the young woman stepped down from the bus. She had reddish brown hair, and lots of it. Creamy white skin, and tired eyes. And he—
He had a feeling he knew her, from somewhere. Somehow. But even if he didn’t, he was going to meet her now.
Ebook release date: November 24, 2016
An Angel's Secret
Book 10 by Ellen Jorgy
Between Tessa Peters’ full time position as a maid at the Thurston Hotel, her weekend moonlighting, and training her dog, Otis, she doesn’t have time for a relationship. Besides, relationships don’t last anyway. So why can’t she say no to Luke, the handsome new guy who wants to help her train Otis?
Luke Dixon has a past he’d rather forget. His new posting in Harmony seems the perfect opportunity for a new life. Beautiful Tessa seems as sweet and wholesome as an angel, the exact opposite of what he’s left behind.
First impressions can be deceiving. By the time Tessa realizes Luke’s career could be a problem, she’s already falling hard. What will he think if he ever discovers her secret? The only solution is to deal with it fast — so that he never does!
Ebook release date: December 1, 2016
To a Tea
Book 11 by Katie O'Connor
Chastity Howell has always loved Logan Wright. But at age seventeen, she made a mistake that almost destroyed both of their lives. Angry and disappointed, Logan ended their relationship. Unable to cope with the consequences, Chastity started drinking. Now, her heart won’t accept that their young love has perished in the aftermath of the disaster.
A man of convictions, Firefighter Logan Wright desires a good woman to start a family with. Once upon a time, a long time ago, he thought Chastity Howell was that woman. But with her troubled past, she doesn’t fit his image of the perfect wife.
Watching her interact with Harmony’s less fortunate, he wonders if maybe he’s mistaken. But with pain and hurt between them, can they forgive the past to build a new future together?
Ebook release date: December 8, 2016
A Thurston Christmas
Book 12 by Brenda Sinclair
After months of preparation, Riley Hamilton is finally marrying Brock Anderson one week before Christmas. With only three weeks to go, the wedding planner, Wendy Thurston, is still going crazy with demands from the bride’s mother, Riley is second-guessing the choice for a wedding dress, and everyone’s favorite senior, Mrs. Arbuckle, has taken ill. And the wedding planner is finding the best man to be the biggest complication of all.
Thirteen years Wendy’s senior, Reg Anderson had no trouble convincing himself that the teenager he met years ago was too young for him. Now, when he sees the gorgeous forty-year-old woman she has become, the old argument is losing steam. Especially when he’s spending time with the overstressed wedding planner at the gym or at dinner. But, has he waited too long to reveal his feelings for her?
As the citizens of Harmony prepare for the marriage of the mayor’s daughter during the busiest time of year, new problems keep showing up. How much more can go wrong?
Ebook release date: December 15, 2016