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Melanie Jacobson

Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She lives in Southern California with her husband and children and a series of doomed houseplants, and holds a Masters degree in writing for children and young adults.

Wedding Belles

Harper is an event planner with dreams of taking over the Charleston wedding scene . . . until she meets the biggest Bridezilla of her career…

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A Perfect Set

Bree Mercer is an ambitious sports reporter. Things couldn’t be better. That is, until she’s assigned to write a feature on Kade Townsend…

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Southern Charmed

Southern Charmed

Lila Mae Guidry is a Southern girl through and through—and she doesn’t take kindly to people who disparage her Southern heritage. Ten years ago, Max Archer was just that kind of jerk…

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Always Will

Handsome twenty-eight-year-old Will Hallerman has finally had enough of the dating world—he’s ready to find a wife and settle down. This announcement is catastrophic in Hannah Becker’s world…

Painting Kisses

Lia Carswell is good at what she does—even if it isn’t as glamorous as her old life in Manhattan. The popular waitress works hard in a small Salt Lake City diner, with the goal of easing her sister’s financial strain…

Smart Move

The spark was undeniable the night Sandy Burke met the devastatingly handsome Jake. Conversation had flowed easily, so after they’d parted, she’d waited eagerly for his call. It never came…

Second Changes

After walking out of a thankless job at a prestigious marketing firm, feisty California entrepreneur Louisa Gibson is going into business for herself. Lou’s pioneering venture, The Mormon Bachelor…

Not My Type

Twenty-three-year-old Pepper Spicer is not living the dream. She ended her engagement at the last minute because her fiancé—a musician and soon-to-be reality TV star—wanted her to sacrifice her own career ambitions for his…


Jessie Taylor is furious when her roommate secretly posts her picture on the dating website LDS Lookup—furious, that is, until she spends all night instant messaging Ben Bratton…

The List

Ashley Barrett doesn’t want to get married. At least, not anytime soon. She doesn’t care how many of her friends and family members and fellow churchgoers had weddings before they finished college…

10 Things About Me


I love roller coasters with a deep and abiding love.


I always sneeze in threes. My grandfather did too.


I can’t cross my eyes. When my kids want to make me feel bad about myself, they cross their eyes at me.


We don’t have cable and the only thing I miss is Project: Runway. But I realllly miss it.


I love the beach but hate getting in the water.


I will always mourn not having been born a redhead.


I’m an NPR junkie. And This American Life podcasts are my happy place.


I make really good Cajun food.


I keep a permanent supply of Dove milk chocolate on hand.


I organize the books in my home library by color. And it’s awesome.

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