Lily Russell thinks she can dance at London's prestigious Royal Ballet. She also thinks she can single-handedly bring about world peace. Her friends know she's delusional; her former bosses think she's unreliable. The only person who seems to believe in her is her jealous ex-lover, Jeremy, and he's shiftless and violent and doesn't seem to understand the concept of "ex." That doesn't stop Lily from dreaming; dreams make life an adventure. But when she meets Edmund, a man who seems to genuinely care for her and steadies her thinking, she starts to realize her ordinary life might be enough of an adventure for her.
Lily expects a scene when Jeremy finds out about her new boyfriend, but she never could've expected what happened next...
What can a mother do when she has no money and a dangerously sick kid?
She can make a mistake.
In a moment of desperation, cleaning lady Phoebe Jackson tries to pawn the diamond-bejeweled Rolex she found in a mobster's locker. Turns out the watch is a fake but the mobster isn't—and he's on to her.
It's the last chance for law intern Mary Maloney. Twice she's failed the bar exam and if she fails again, she'll lose her job, her home, and her self-respect. Only love keeps her going, but that too seems to be slipping through her fingers.
Tom Falcone has always “the guy” for Mary. He’s kind, thoughtful, wants a family, and he’s all Mary ever wanted. But has she managed to alienate him just when she needs him most?
Now, needing everything she’s got to come through, a stunning revelation sends her reeling. The life she’s always dreamed of is still within reach, but only if she can somehow pass one final test.
Jamie Thompson's never been good at taking chances. Young, beautiful and from a wealthy family she's had little reason to. She has it all. Everything but what she values most—her freedom. So she counts the cost and flees to a Texas border town where a friend has set up a job for her.
What she didn't count on is meeting Ricky Benson. Ricky's dream of pitching in the big leagues shattered by an injury, he's killing his disappointment with booze and blondes. Jamie knows he's trouble, but she sees the good in him too. The shocking crime that happens next tests her new-found freedom and threatens her growing love for Ricky.
Life is a gamble, Jamie's finding out fast, and she discovers that for love she may have to risk it all.
What can a mother do when she has no money
and a dangerously sick kid?
She can make a mistake.
In a moment of desperation, cleaning lady Phoebe Jackson tries to pawn the diamond-bejeweled Rolex she found in a mobster's locker. Turns out the watch is a fake, but the mobster isn't—and he's on to her.
Seventeen-year-old Annie Rebarchek is thrilled when industrialist Houston Monroe hires her to look after his baby for the summer. But something’s not right. Monroe’s baby is weak and cries constantly. When Annie confronts Monroe about it, he goes into a rage and tells her to mind her own business. She tells her father but he thinks she’s exaggerating. Annie knows something is suspicious, but what? The next day she discovers something that makes her skin crawl. She nabs the baby and flees.
Now she’s on the run. Her only hope is exposing Monroe’s deadly evil before it’s too late—for her and the baby.
Reverend John Archer used to be a good man.
He was a gentle soul but after thirty years of ministering in his gang-infested Chicago neighborhood, he fantasizes about killing gang members. Then one day he looks out the window and sees a young boy executed by a gang leader. Archer rushes to the police station and gives a sworn statement. Only when it’s too late does he find out that the gang leader is known for killing witnesses—and their families.