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We're back again with some delightful news that will surely brighten up your day and add a dash of excitement to your reading lists! Our talented authors and their captivating stories have been working hand-in-hand with our dedicated design team, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share the fruits of this collaboration with you.
In today's blog post, we'll be showcasing the latest book releases from our incredible Carpe Librum Book Design family. So grab a cozy spot, maybe a warm cup of tea (or coffee, we don't discriminate!), and join us as we dive into the mesmerizing worlds these authors have crafted, all wrapped up in eye-catching covers that we've had the pleasure to design.
Without further ado, let's embark on this literary adventure together and celebrate the hard work and creativity of our beloved clients and authors! Happy reading, everyone! 📚💕
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When an engagement of convenience becomes anything but convenient . . .
Forced into a betrothal with a widower twice her age, Charleston socialite, Sophia Fairfield is desperate for an escape. But, while her fiancé is away on business, he assigns his handsome stepson, Carver, the task of looking after his bride-to-be. Much to her dismay, Sophia finds herself falling in love with the wrong gentleman—a man society would never allow her to marry, given Sophia was supposed to be his new stepmother. The only way to save Carver from scandal and financial ruin is to run away, leaving him and all else behind to become a Harvey Girl waitress at the Castañeda Hotel in New Mexico.
Carver Ashton has had his life planned out for him since birth, but when he encounters Sophia Fairfield, he glimpses a new life—apart from his overbearing stepfather’s business. But, when the woman he loves disappears before he can express his devotion, Carver abandons all to find her. However, his stepfather has other intentions for Sophia and will stop at nothing until she is his bride . . . even if it is against her will.
Love’s gentle promise becomes nothing more than a withered dream.
With dreams of love and a hope for belonging, shy Belle Parish leaves her position as a maid in Charleston to travel to New Mexico with her best friend to become mail-order brides. Colt Lawson’s letters hold great promise and while his devilishly handsome face matches his picture, something does not add up. Discovering his lie only moments before they wed, Belle flees the church and straight into the Castañeda Hotel Harvey House. Giving up the prospect on ever marrying, she dons her nun-like uniform and focuses on her role as a Harvey Girl waitress until a strong Texas Ranger rides into her life.
Colt Lawson didn’t want to send that letter to Belle Parish in the first place, but her first response had all but captured his heart. When he is left standing at the altar alone, he is left with two choices—either release his dream of a love marriage, or attempt to win her heart. Wooing her would be a lot easier if that Texas Ranger wasn’t back in town. Who wants a dusty rancher with a past when she could have a shining knight in a Stetson?
She’s got the best undercover crew. But will a sinister secret undo them?
Kate Ross has lost way too much in the last six months. With her mother’s death from breast cancer, an agent she handled killed on the job, and her career in jeopardy, the beleaguered CIA officer’s faith in God seems like another casualty. So she’s relieved to be offered a shot at redemption by managing an innovative team of “mom spies”… until they saddle her with a more experienced man as a babysitter.
Battling self-doubt and a loss of confidence in her espionage skills, Kate directs a smoothly successful first mission for the unit. But just as she opens up to her kind and encouraging supervisor, she suspects he’s withholding key information when the subject of their next assignment is his ex-wife. And the only solution to her predicament may be prayers she has no expectation will be answered.
Can Kate find the guiding light to solve the case before her personal crisis threatens national security?
A notorious Russian terrorist is hunting Kate.
Aleksandr Zhuk is a sociopath who has evaded the CIA for decades. Kate humiliated him and now he wants revenge. And will stop at nothing to get it.
Kate, John, and the U-Tap team of mom-spies must stop this ruthless killer before he releases a deadly chemical weapon on US soil.
Can Kate’s faith in God give her the strength to face this madman?
Or will hundreds die with just one breath?
Who killed Nahla?
This question haunts CIA Officer Kate Ross.
Even after collecting a box full of evidence in a secret, obsessive manhunt, Kate isn’t able to discover who killed the most valuable agent she’s ever handled.
When the box goes missing, Kate must go against all her spy training to find Nahla’s killer, propelling John and the U-Tap team on a harrowing race against time.
Will Kate find the killer, or will she suffer the same fate as Nahla?
After twelve years in the country, Hamish, Lord Dalton, has been sent to London to find a rich and titled wife. That’s his story, and he’s sticking to it. But Hamish has his own plans: to create a scandal and embarrass his critical, condescending father.
If only he knew how.
Iris Abberton wasn’t always confined by expectation and obligation. As a young girl, she ran wild through the streets of London, causing chaos and playing tricks on the ton with her best friend, Hamish.
Now, as the secret accountant for her father’s company, she spends her days juggling ledgers and maintaining appearances. Her wild years are behind her. And she cannot afford a hint of scandal if she is to realize her dreams for the business.
But what harm could there be in one tiny adventure? Just one evening of fun with her mischievous—and incredibly handsome—old friend.
It’s not as if their friendship has turned into something more.
Iris’s heart does not tremble with unsaid things when Hamish is around.
And nothing will sway Hamish from his mission. Yes, Iris is now all grown up, with sensual curves, kissable lips, and the same twinkle in her eyes, but he does not think about her in that way.
They’re just friends. Understand? Friends.
When she accidentally takes sides in a family feud that consumes a whole town, the consequences could cost Tamar her life.
A failed mail-order bride, her empty purse leaves her out of choices. She’s forced to move to the Johlman ranch as a piano teacher to the owner's two daughters. Despite her wealthy upbringing, the rural ranch with its two servants feels much more welcoming than her own home. Leo, the rancher's son, makes her heart dance faster than a waltz.
Leo can’t believe the answer to his prayers just arrived on the train.
He needs to prove to his pa that he’s serious about ranching, which means being serious about life. A wife would prove to the world he’s ready to be a man. Trouble is, Pa just decided he wasn’t worth waiting on and disinherited him.
Now, Tamar feels a connection to Leo she’s never had before, but his father would never allow the union. Leo’s love for Tamar is growing but he’s got nothing left to offer her, except his heart.
Always the wedding planner, never the bride.
Hope Rodriguez loves planning weddings. There’s nothing more special than helping a bride become a princess for a day, but she’s not sure that’s her calling in life anymore.
If only she had her own special someone. Her only current prospect leaves her with more questions than answers about where she falls in his list of priorities.
Yet, when a lifelong friend asks her to plan a destination wedding across the country in only two weeks, she’ll have to figure out how to pull off the impossible…alone.
After being burned as a child and deserted by his family, Caleb Donnelly has an intimate relationship with pain. Despite all he’s endured, one ache refuses to leave him—the throbbing in his heart where Hope is concerned.
So when Hope needs help with their friend’s wedding, he can’t stop himself from volunteering to travel two thousand miles to Jackson, Wyoming.
As long as he keeps his feelings in check, he might not ruin their friendship. Because a beautiful woman like Hope could never love a scarred man like him. There’s no way their longtime friendship could ever become more.
When Hope and Caleb’s plans go up in flames, it’s their hearts that might never recover.
Josephine Greyville, the daughter of an earl finds herself kidnapped on the eve of her wedding by her fiance's twin who just happens to be a pirate...a true devil of the high seas. Torn between the duty to marry the man she's promised to and caught up in the storm of passion she finds with her new pirate captor, Josephine fears she must choose between her family and her heart.
When Gavin Castleton stumbles through a secret entrance to his Cornwall estate, after losing his ship to a mutiny, he finds himself at the tender mercy of a young woman destined to marry his twin brother. Being the wicked one of the pair of brothers, Gavin can't resist taking the treasure of her heart, even if it means losing all he holds dear.