NPL Best Romances of 2011
Annotation:After collapsing at work, a sous-chef takes a rest break in Virgin River and meets a screenwriter who moved there from L.A. with his rebellious teenage daughter.
Annotation:A divorced college teacher whose ex-husband told her she’s no fun decides to have a summer fling with a younger man taking one of her business courses.
Annotation:After her sister steals her boyfriend, a woman rents a picturesque cottage on the Internet, but instead she finds a rundown bungalow with a sexy landlord.
Annotation:A researcher cataloging the Frazier family documents finds a reference to a stone that grants wishes and seeks the help of Colin Frazier, the town sheriff.
Annotation:A model traveling incognito after a scandal involving her senator ex-husband is rescued from a kidnapping attempt in the Peruvian Andes by a Black Ops agent.
Annotation:A businesswoman and a political cartoonist must learn to adjust and cooperate when they become joint guardians of the three children of their friends, who were killed in an accident.
Annotation:A divorced couple are forced to travel across country together following the wedding of their siblings and find themselves reexamining their feelings for each other.
Annotation:A surgeon who was scarred as a child and now helps other burn victims has a run-in with a therapy dog trainer when one of her dogs gets loose in the hospital.
Annotation:A woman who has sworn off men after her husband cheated on her is drawn to a rugby star who is best man at a wedding at the posh country hotel she manages.
Annotation:After persuading her best friend to call off her wedding to the mayor of a small Texas town, a woman finds herself stranded there facing the animosity of the townspeople and the groom.
Annotation:While tracking down women kidnapped by a cult leader, a former FBI agent runs into the man who was forced to break her heart when he was working a case undercover.
Annotation:A free spirit who grew up with a mother who followed the Grateful Dead is reluctant to settle down and help run her family’s inn in Lucky Harbor, where she gets in trouble with the straight-laced sheriff.
Annotation:A soldier returns from Iraq and finds that the shy girl he left behind is now an independent single mother with a son who looks like him.
Annotation:On a mission to retrieve incriminating letters on behalf of Queen Victoria, Ainsley Douglas ends up in the bedroom of Lord Cameron—and not for the first time.
Annotation:The illegitimate daughter of the late King of Scotland is kidnapped for the land she owns but escapes into the arms of a laird who also has designs on her land—and on her.
Annotation:Willing to believe the worst of the lady he thinks betrayed him years ago, a major kidnaps her after a dying traitor claims she has knowledge of a plot against the Crown.
Annotation:A factory worker inherits a fortune from an Earl who cut his heir out of his will, and she accepts a proposal to marry the new Earl and become a lady in exchange for sharing the money with him.
Annotation:A husband and wife each discover that the other is a spy when they are sent to a secret rendezvous, and they must join forces to find out who killed the Prime Minister’s brother.
Annotation:A lady who was jilted by a Prince and is rumored to be pregnant by him agrees to marry a beastly Earl who is allegedly impotent and in need of an heir.
Annotation:When her grandmother demands she marry within a year or lose her inheritance, a lady who writes gothic novels hopes to change her mind by faking an engagement with the rake she uses as a model for the villain in her books.
Annotation:A lady travels to Germany reluctantly escorted by a Duke on her quest to prove the true provenance of a famous painting and gain admittance to an all-male scholarly society.
Annotation:A gambler who wants to settle down poses as a gentleman in order to court a group of ladies in need of husbands, while one of the ladies hopes to avoid marriage by switching places with a friend and continuing her work on the ranch.
Annotation:A governess takes a post with a French widower to spy on him for England, but as he investigates a plot against Napoleon he ends up on the run from a rival together with his children and their governess.