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The Brides of Holly Springs
The Brides of Holly Springs

THE BRIDES OF HOLLY SPRINGS introduces Helen Hart, the proprietress of The Wedding Inn in picturesque North Carolina. Helen was lucky enough to marry her true love and have six children with him. When her husband died, she went on to rear her family alone. They’ve all grown up now, but…because of the loss they suffered… are averse to taking risks when it comes to falling in love. It’s up to Helen, to help them change their ways. (To answer a frequently asked question, five of their stories are written. Only Sheriff Mac Hart is still waiting for a book of his very own… Maybe one day….)

Book 1 of 5
Book 1 of 5


Once upon a time, hockey player Joe Hart fell in love with sweet, beautiful Emma Donovan. But then Joe discovered that Emma’s father owned the NHL team he played for. Heartbroken, angry, and kicked off the team, Joe disappeared to try to start his life anew. Seven years later, Joe has returned to Holly Springs for a second chance….

For the past seven years heiress Emma Donovan has unsuccessfully tried to put Joe Hart out of her mind. But when their scandalous “reunion” is caught on the local news, the town’s gossips are delighted…. Especially when it’s publicly revealed that Emma and Joe eloped all those years ago—and they’re still married!


Book 2 of 5
The Secret Wedding Wish


Once upon a time, Janey Hart eloped… with the wrong man. Twelve years later, the proud and feisty Janey is widowed, running a bakery, raising her son—and fighting her reckless streak. Until she runs smack-dab into drop-dead gorgeous Thad Lantz—professional jock, and just the man to make Janey forget all about being sensible…

There’s no denying the sizzling attraction between Janey and Thad whenever they find themselves together. But it seems the town of Holly Springs hasn’t forgotten Janey’s past mistakes. Unfortunately, neither has she—which becomes a problem when she’s tempted to take the ultimate risk in the name of love!


Book 3 of 5
The Secret Seduction


Once upon a time—and after too many birthday margaritas—Holly springs “Ice Princess” Lily Madsen decides she’s had enough of being a virginal Southern Bell and bets her friends that she can seduce a visiting television celebrity. But now Lily wonders if she’s going too far. Especially since Fletcher Hart, the town’s wickedly gorgeous veterinarian keeps interfering with her plans….

When Fletcher (who has a bit of a reputation himself) discovers Lily’s outrageous gamble, he feels obligated to protect the innocent beauty—until he finds himself caught in a scandalous wager of his own…

Now the game is on—and both Lily and Fletcher are determined to win. But how far are they willing to go in the name of love?


Book 4 of 5
Plain Jane's Secret Life


Once upon a time , the town of Holly Springs had its very own tomboy… and a darn fine mechanic to boot. Most people are so used to Hannah Reid’s greasy overalls and backward ball cap that they think of their pretty whiz mechanic as “just one of the guys.” But all of that will change when Hannah goes on a secret mission—one that requires a couple of sinfully short skirts and way more attention than she anticipated…

For sportscaster Dylan Hart, Hannah Reid is just another part of the Holly Springs clan. They’ve always been pals. That is, until he glimpses the feisty “plain Jane’s” hidden feminine side. Now, Dylan can’t get her out of his head. But when he overhears a suspicious conversation, Dylan decides someone needs to keep an eye on Hannah…and he’s just the guy to do it!


Book 5 of 5
Her Secret Valentine


Once upon a time, Cal and Ashley Hart were blissful newlyweds. But all of that changed when Ashley moved to Hawaii for three years, leaving her oh-so-sexy husband alone in Holly Springs. They told themselves it was for the good of their careers. And of course, there were the weekends—fiercely hot, passionate moments that left them both aching for more…. Now Ashley has returned to Holly Springs—temporarily—to try to salvage their marriage. They still can’t keep their hands off each other, but Cal and Ashley are both hiding secrets that promise to affect their tenuous union. Can this Valentine’s Day bring two Harts together—forever?


Cathy Gillen Thacker is the bestselling author of witty romantic comedies and warm, family stories whose books are published in 17 languages and 35 countries.