Summary of Orchard Valley Brides
In the first part of this anthology, Norah Bloomfield, the youngest sister of Valerie and Stephanie Bloomfield, has witnessed the love that seemingly blossomed overnight between her sisters and their future husbands. Now Norah is feeling left behind and forgotten. But when a demanding and frustrating cowboy from Texas by the name of Rowdy Cassidy, who happens to be Valerie’s former boss, is brought into her ER after a plane crash, Norah has more than her hands full. He’s cantankerous, he’s impatient, and every time Norah walks away from him, he’s always on her mind. However he feels for her, Norah is unwilling to compromise her reasons for possibly moving to Texas. Rowdy has to figure out love isn’t a business deal, and as often as Norah buts heads with Rowdy, she can’t fight what she feels in her heart.
The second half of the anthology, Lone Star Lovin’, concerns Sherry Waterman, Norah’s former coworker and friend from Orchard Valley. It’s been a few years since the Bloomfield sisters married, and after weighing her options back in Oregon, Sherry has decided to take life by the horns and accepted a job as a physician’s assistant in Pepper, Texas, a small town much like Orchard Valley. But from the moment Sherry sets foot in Pepper, the whole town seems to have plans for her and local handsome rancher, Cody Bailman. Still, Sherry can’t find love if love isn’t willing to reach out to her, no matter how sweet Cody’s kisses might be and no matter how many tips she gets from Cody’s twelve year-old daughter, Heather, who thinks Sherry would make a perfect step-mom.