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Templeton, Karen

Works: 120 works in 342 publications in 2 languages and 5,828 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christmas stories  Love stories  Domestic fiction 
Classifications: PS3620.E47, 813.6
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Publications about Karen Templeton
Publications by Karen Templeton
Most widely held works by Karen Templeton
Welcome home, cowboy by Karen Templeton( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
"He'd never really had a place to call his own... But the broken-down ranch in front of him was the closest he'd ever come. Now, pregnant widow Emma Manning was struggling to keep it, her children and herself going. She could use a hand. Well, that was all burned-out musician Cash Cochran could spare. He'd never had a woman to call his own, either... That was painfully obvious to Emma as soon as Cash knocked on her door. And though, with her ever-growing brood and her money pit of a ranch, she was the last woman on earth he could ever fall for, he was falling nevertheless. They both were. But what would happen when they landed?" -- p. [4] of cover
Loose screws by Karen Templeton( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
In the space of a few hours, thirty-year-old Ginger Petrocelli had gone from bride-to-be to bride-who-never-was. So here she sat, alone in her cramped apartment, wedding crinolines askew, drowning her sorrows in a hundred-dollar bottle of Veuve Cliquot, when her doorbell rang. And her trip to hell in a handbasket was about to escalate. At the door: Nick, Ginger's "first." Only, he's a police officer now, and he wants to find out what she knows about her M.I.A. congressman fiance. When was the last time she'd seen him' She'd better not leave town ... And the spiral continues: her cozy little sublet (really, she liked having her shower in the kitchen) is about to be yanked away, and the prestigious little design firm where she works is about to go belly-up. So what's a girl to do'Her answer, born of desperation: move in with her crazy, widowed mother-who Ginger claims sucks the life force out of every creature within one city block of her-and her grandmother, who spends much of her day engaged in heated arguments with her dead husband. Well, it's a plan. But bizarrely, as the summer progresses, her eccentric but lovable relatives give her the courage to make choices based on what she wants, not what she wants to avoid
Husband under construction by Karen Templeton( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Seeking refuge in her small New Mexico hometown, Roxie Ducharme copes with her heartbreak by devoting herself to renovating her uncle's home, but the presence of contractor Noah Garrett becomes an unexpected obstacle to her peace of mind
Adding up to marriage by Karen Templeton( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Silas Garrett has done the math. This widowed father knows that his two wonderful young sons deserve all of his hardworking heart. Still, the handsome accountant can't help but notice the carefree new nanny. But for Jewel Jasper, family equals trouble. She is not going to follow in her mother's reckless footsteps, chasing romance no matter what the risk. The pretty nanny has her own career to consider, and her tall, dark employer is not part of her plan. The heart has its own logic, though, and with two adorable tykes to bind them, the calculus just may add up to love
Fortune's Cinderella by Karen Templeton( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Scott Fortune was a vice president, man of action, a man not used to feeling powerless. But in one terrifying moment, a freak tornado had taken down the Red Rock airport, leaving Scott trapped beneath the rubble. Fate had stranded him with quirky, unforgettable Christina Hastings, and in those death-defying moments, the wealthy bachelor fell in love
The marriage campaign by Karen Templeton( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
"Maid of honor at her cousins' double wedding is as close as Blythe Broussard plans to get to tying the knot again. But Wes Phillips refuses to take 'I won't' for an answer. The widowed Maryland congressman is passionately campaigning for a date with the once-burned D.C. designer. And Wes's eleven-year-old son just joined the race. Getting reelected isn't as important as winning Blythe's trust and convincing the guarded beauty to take a shot at love...even if her scandalous past threatens to derail Wes's political future. His future with Blythe comes first--if they're both willing to risk their hearts for a second chance that's worth fighting for."--Publisher
Baby, I'm yours by Karen Templeton( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Julianne McCabe is raising her late sister's infant girl as her own, but when Kevin Vaccaro finds out about his daughter, the two must overcome their troubled pasts to create the family the child deserves
A mother's wish by Karen Templeton( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Winnie Porter just couldn't forget the child she'd given up for adoption all those years ago ... or the wonderful family that had taken him in. Now it was finally time to see her son one last time. Still reeling from his wife's untimely death, the last thing Aidan Black needed to deal with was the unwed mother who brought his beloved Robbie into the world. Especially when she was all grown up into a beautiful, vivacious young woman who'd immediately drawn his boy into her spell--not to mention Aidan himself. Would Winnie's secret shatter Aidan's family--or make it whole again?
Yours, mine-- or ours? by Karen Templeton( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
"Owning his own country inn is a dream-come-true for ex-cop Rudy Vaccaro, who's thrilled to finally have a shot at something of his own ... and to raise his twelve-year-old daughter without his huge family's well-meaning, but constant, interference. Except Stacey hates being stuck out in the sticks. And how did he know the inn's owner had promised the inn to somebody else?"--Publisher description
Hanging by a thread by Karen Templeton( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Or can you? Because for five years, fashion assistant Ellie Levine was taking a halfhearted stab at it, commuting to Manhattan by day, trying desperately to keep secret her outerborough existence--that accent, that hair...that daughter. Until the day fate landed her back in her Richmond Hill neighborhood 24/7, the very place she'd sworn to escape. Now she has a business to run there--not the business she had in mind, perhaps, but a business nonetheless. And the boy next door, who for years had been the married-man-next-door, is suddenly available. And interested? Maybe there really is no place like home. So even if you can take the girl out of Queens, would you?
The prodigal valentine by Karen Templeton( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
When hometown boy Ben Vargas shot out of town ten years ago, he also left Mercy Zamora behind. And though she had led the chorus of no strings/no wedding bells/no babies, ten years can change a girl. If only it had changed her feelings for him. And as for Ben--he'd had his reasons for leaving, but Mercy had never been one of them. And so he was home--at least for now. And he should know better than to start something, once more, that he couldn't finish. Know better than to think that once he had her in his arms, he'd ever be able to let her go
Reining in the rancher by Karen Templeton( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Thea Benedict had been about to, honest to God, tell her ex-lover Johnny Griego she was pregnant. Until Johnny's teenage daughter beat her to it with her big news!
Pride and pregnancy by Karen Templeton( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Karleen Almquist, a thrice-married--and thrice-divorced!--personal shopper, had sworn off men, and their inherent complications ... aka babies. Until the most gorgeous widower moved in next door--complete with the two most adorable little boys she'd ever seen. True, Troy Lindquist had been alone a long time, but the ice cream mogul was looking for a real relationship, and his next-door neighbor was clearly not his type. Still, that didn't stop him from turning to her one night--which resulted in Karleen being pregnant with Troy's child. First came the baby carriage. Then came love. And then ... marriage?
Dear Santa by Karen Templeton( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
His daughter's birth made him a father. Becoming a daddy would take a bit longer ... Connecticut mogul Grant Braeburn never thought he was father material, even though his nearly four-year-old daughter should have convinced him otherwise. But then his ex-wife's death made him Haley's permanent parent. Her only parent. He needed help, in a hurry. It came in the form of Mia Vaccaro, the lively, lovely party planner who had been his ex-wife's best friend. Mia was the only one who could touch Haley's broken heart. And, Grant was becoming increasingly aware, his as well
A gift for all seasons by Karen Templeton( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Hiring Patrick Shaughnessy to landscape her new inn was strictly a business arrangement. Until April Ross got to know the war-scarred single father ... and his irrepressible little girl. Patrick made it clear he wasn't looking for romance. Neither was April. But could she make him see that some risks were worth taking?
Marriage, interrupted by Karen Templeton( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
TWO WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL ... It started when Cass's teenage son called his father to come to his stepfather's funeral. Which was how Blake found himself face-to-face with the woman who'd tripped up his heart eighteen years before. Only, now she was pregnant with another man's child ... As if things weren't complicated enough, here was Blake in the flesh-even more sexy and irresistible than Cass remembered. But her fantasies of happily-ever-after ended along with their youthful marriage. Except there was something Cass didn't know about her former husband: Never get in the way of a man determined to get his family back and pick up where he and Cass had left off-this time forever
Baby steps by Karen Templeton( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
It was bad enough that her partners left shy store owner Dana Malone to scout new retail space with devastatingly handsome Realtor C. J. Turner. Then--wham!--her way-out wayward cousin literally left a baby on Dana's doorstep, and a birth certificate listing C.J. as the father. Raising her ultracute nephew was a dream come true, and as she and C.J. shared baby duties and close quarters until paternity was established, Dana kept her cool. But every time the commitment-phobe looked at Dana, the yearning in his deep blue eyes provoked a meltdown. Would what started as a small step for Dana's store turn into a giant leap for Dana's love life'
From friends to forever by Karen Templeton( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
"Tony Vaccaro had been part of Lili Szabo's life since she was a lovesick teenager with a major-league crush. Now the high school athlete was a widowed single dad with a trio of energetic little girls relying on him--and no time for romance. Little Lili had grown up! Fourteen years ago, she was like a cute kid sister. Now she had the potential to be so much more. But a shocking secret was about to split Tony's world apart. The question was, could he count on Lili to pick up the pieces?" -- p. [4] of cover
The Doctor's Do-over by Karen Templeton( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 libraries worldwide
All Ryder Caldwell wanted was to be Melanie Duncan's protector--until those feelings turned into something stronger, forcing him to end their relationship before they made a mistake. But how could he have predicted that his rejection would send Melanie running into his brother's arms? And result in a baby? Now, ten years later, Mel has come home--and she's not alone. She was always the woman Ryder couldn't forget--and now she's accompanied by the child he hadn't known existed. And suddenly the good doctor can see everything he's been searching his whole life to find ... right in his own backyard
Playing for keeps by Karen Templeton( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 libraries worldwide
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Berger, Karen Templeton-
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