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'Til There Was You
When Robbie kidnaps Dr. Alexei Smolka, her only thought was convince him to perform the radical surgery on her son to save his hearing. When they meet, neither is prepared for their passion since Robbie is ending a bad marriage and Alexei's wife and son were killed in the Croatian War....
Flowers in the Night
An heiress who is unable to have children finds a family to love when she meets a mechanic who is trying to find a family for his dead sister's children....
Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
When Peggy Lee, botanist and owner of the Potting Shed, an urban gardener's paradise in downtown Charlotte, NC sees her friend die in a fiery crash off of an intertstate ramp, she has no idea that she will be involved in trying to find his killer and protect his wife from being arrested for the crime. Between trying to keep the Potting Shed alive in the winter months and take her Great Dane, Shakespeare, to obedience classes, Peggy's life is already full...
Kiss The Past Goodbye
Jaimie and Ryan are forced to flee for their lives when they find Jaimie's best friend murdered on their wedding day. The must keep running and learning about the secrest each has hidden until they find the murderer or he finds them....

Lavene booklist

Last Dance
The first woman to be elected as sheriff in a small North Carolina town must solve a murder that may destroy her father, the previous sheriff's, reputation....
Mask of the Stranger
Kelsey Lloyd is being stalked by a stranger in the street. She has one chance to decide if the man she believes she can trust is the answer to her prayers. Or if the starnger in the street is the man she loves. ...
One Last Goodbye
This book is the second book in the Sharyn Howard mystery series. Sheriff Sharyn Howard must solve a fifty year old murder mystery of a WWII hero whose plane crashed into a lake....
Pretty Poison
Berkley, May 2005, 6.50, 272 pp. ISBN 0425202992 Peggy Lee, who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a widow and a botanist who teaches part time at Queens College and owns the Potting Shed. One fall day her bicycle bumps into her neighbor, Steve's car, Saturn Vue, she adopts a dog the size of a small horse and she finds the body of a dead man in the warehouse space in the back of her store. His head was bashed in by a shovel and when the pol...


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