Sweet romance

Sweet romances emphasize emotional intimacy and may contain sexual tension, but there are no explicit details.  The heat level is minimal, with intimate moments not exceeding kissing.

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contemporary romance






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Enjoy five sweet and refreshing, clean romances with heart—from first loves to second chances, all from award winning, and bestselling authors

Seaside Surprises (a novel) by Stacy Claflin, International Bestselling Author

Love at First Date (a novella) by Susan Hatler, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Riverbend (a novella) by Ciara Knight, USA Today Bestselling Author

Whiskey and Gumdrops (a novel) by Jean Oram, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Uptown Heiress (a novella) by Lindi Peterson, Award Winning Author

Come home to these five ‘close to your heart’ romance stories, which will leave you with a warm smile.

Lisa Mortan’s ideal life crumbles when her rich and powerful fiancé demands she ends an unwanted pregnancy. With no job or social support, she flees to a small town in hopes of finding a good family for her unborn baby, but instead finds a man who is as broken as she is.

Eric Gaylord returns to his home town for a respite after a tragic loss, but when his spitfire mother takes on an unknown woman as a business partner, he is forced to face the nightmare he’d left behind or risk losing the one woman who could heal his heart.

Top Reviews:

5 Stars/Poison Ivey

"Let me start by saying that I don't generally read contemporary romances, but I love Ciara and when she offered an arc for a review, I knew I wanted to give it a try. Boy am I glad I did! I connected with the characters right away and at the end of every chapter, I was compelled to keep reading, even long past my bedtime! :) Neither Lisa or Eric are perfect, they both have painful secrets that they are scared to share with each other, but that's what makes their story so endearing. If you're looking for a sexy romance that will rev up your libido, this is not it, but if you want a compelling story line that will hook you and make you believe in being 'meant to be', then you will love this book. My only complaint is that it ended too soon! I was happily reading along until I much too quickly came to the words "the end". I can't wait to read about the next step in Lisa and Eric's relationship!"

Forty years after the death of her true love, Judy Gaylord discovers he’s alive. With the guilt of her falling into the arms of his cousin to console her grief, she now must face the man she betrayed. 

Dr. James Benjamin has dedicated his life to helping people deal with their post-traumatic stress disorder in hopes of forgetting about his own trauma. Not wanting to risk the safety of others, he’s spent decades alone, but when he sees the woman he never forgot from before the war, his heart awakens. 

When circumstances force Judy and James to work together, they soon discover old feelings never faded. Judy must forgive herself and James will have to face his fear or they will miss their second chance.

Top Reviews: 

5 Stars/Night Owl Reviews


"I have to say that I really enjoyed reading this book because you not only become invested in the characters, but also the story. Although this is the second book in the Sweetwater County Series, this is the first book I’ve personally read by this author. Rest assured it won’t be my last. Ms. Knight has a way of opening up her characters to her readers and she makes you feel that they are real people that you love and care for. I absolutely loved the idea that this wasn’t written about your customary twenty or thirty something year olds. Instead, it told the story of a much older, more mature couple that needed their story told as well. If you’re looking for a story that’s heartwarming and endearing, than look no further. I highly recommend this book. You won’t be disappointed!"

Rose Burton yearns to cut a strangling parental leash. After being diagnosed with diabetes, she hashes out a plan to graduate early so she can attend the University of Tennessee with the love of her life, Marcus Vega. 

Marcus is a young man from the wrong side of the creek. After beating his addiction, he devotes himself to becoming a physician and earning the right to love Rose Burton. But devotion can't erase the past. When he's accused of being involved in a gang shooting, he risks everything to prove his innocence and protect the ones he loves.  

Top Reviews:

"So. I thought the other 2 books were great, I didn't think they could get any better. I was wrong, this story has very strong emotional strings that wraps around your heart and leaves you breathless.”

5 Stars Amazon Reviewer

"Well written...Genuine and Realistic"

5 Stars My Bookbag

“I really love all the characters in Sweetwater County, and especially the way Ciara Knight interweaves them throughout all the books. As a reader, it really feels as if you’re a part of the town and catching up on all the characters from the previous books as well. This installment deals with a young couple, Marcus and Rose. They have a sweet relationship that just warms the heart. Unlike many romance books, we don’t watch Rose and Marcus fall in love, rather, they are already a couple and trying to find a way to stay together despite Rose’s disapproving father. Marcus shows how a guy from the wrong side of town can be a loved citizen with much to offer. This is another Sweetwater County book that had my eyes watering with happiness at the end.”

Sheriff Jimmy Mason, a confirmed bachelor who has spent his life enforcing rules, arrests Trianna Shaw, a free spirited young woman, for breaking and entering. After a night watching over Trianna in the precinct, he quickly discovers she is more than just a criminal, but a woman of passion and intrigue. 

Trianna will do anything to clear her murdered brother's name. She travels to Creekside to investigate a company involved in her brother's death. But when a hit man threatens the lives of her new friends, she must choose between her promise to her brother and the safety of not only the entire town, but the Sheriff she’s grown to love. 

Wow, blown away again by this sweet little town! I want to move here, it's like what a Thomas Kincaide town would be like if it was real.”

5 Stars Goodreads

 “Thank you again Ms. Knight for a sweet little story. The characters are wonderful and the setting continues to be cozy and comfortable.”

5 Stars Goodreads


5 Stars Amazon Reviewer

I'm not generally a romance reader, but this was recommended by a friend, and I really enjoyed it. Good character development, suspense, a good story, and evocative writing. Now I'm going to have to get the rest of the series.”

4 ½ Stars Amazon Reviewer

Cathy Mitchell dedicates her life to helping others in Creekside even when they protest her interference. When Devon West swaggers into town, Cathy promises to help him reunite with his estranged daughter. 

Devon is enamored with the strong, honest and passionate Cathy. She's like no other woman he's ever known, and he wants to win her heart. But when Devon's ex-wife appears in Creekside, she forces him to choose between protecting his daughter or keeping his promise to the woman he loves. 

Top Reviews:

I want to live in Sweetwater County! I have almost finished the books in this series and I am getting sad knowing it's coming to an end.”

5 Stars Amazon Reviewer

I have read all of Sweetwater county I loved each one so full of love and life of a town that embraced all people from all walks of life as long as they wanted to be love.”

5 Stars Amazon Reviewer

I can't say enough about any of her books in this series. When I feel as though I want to the characters to be a part of my life, and I want to live in the town of Sweetwater, that's saying something. I read them all and hated that there were none to look forward to until July!”

5 Stars MOB

Rusty Miller struggles to care for his ailing grandfather while balancing dead end jobs and big dreams. His only wish is to save enough money to buy an engagement ring for his beloved, Rebecca. But when his grandfather’s condition worsens, he’s trapped between the loyalty of a promise and the future with the love of his life. 

Abandoned by her mother, Rebecca West has spent the last few years avoiding commitment. Now she’s faced with the possibility of everything she’s wanted; a home, family and an amazing man. But then she makes a horrific mistake that costs the one she loves everything, and she is once again faced with a life of loneliness.

Top Reviews:

I have loved this whole series. I would recommend it to everyone. I really hope there are more to follow.”

5 Stars “Happy Reader” Amazon Reviewer

What a heartwarming story. These characters come to life and fill you with emotion. Love the Sweetwater County series!

5 Stars Luvs2Read

“Ciara is one of those writers the makes you feel you want to move to Sweetwater and meet these ppl. I Read the entire series. Quick fun read always! Can't wait for the next😃”

5 Stars Mab

Love the Sweetwater County Series...waiting impatiently for the new ones to come out in July and November...

5 Stars Amazon Customer

Julia Cramer dedicates her life to protecting and caring for her child after friendly fire killed her husband overseas. She returns to nursing school in hopes to make a better life, but when childcare falls through and her survivor benefits are cut, she trusts the care of her son to a stranger. 

Doug ‘Maverick’ Wilson, is discharged from the military after he made a bad call that cost him the lives of most of his comrades and both of his legs. Unable to face family, he abandons his business and hides in Sweetwater County. He finds some peace when he helps a beautiful young widow and her son, but the secret of his past looms with the threat to separate them forever. 

Top Reviews:

great read....looking forward to the next book in this great series!!!”

5 Stars Amazon Review

“Another wonderful Sweetwater story. 4th of July was very relevant to days culture. Ciara always weaves a story that does not disappoint. She brings her characters to life and makes you fall in love with them. There is always a twist that I never see coming, and 4th of July did not let me down. I love this town and wished I lived there! Well done Ciara!”

5 Stars Amazon Review

“Ciara Knight has done it again. This whole series has been absolutely wonderful. I can't wait for Thanksgiving in Sweetwater County.”

5 Stars Amazon Review

A wounded warrior and a hurting woman create a fabulous story. Ciara Knight outdid herself! I received this book as a gift and I'm grateful! Cannot wait for the next release”

5 Stars Amazon Review

Jenna Mitchell Grayson returns to her hometown to run a center for children with autism. Divorced and raising a child diagnosed with special needs, she tries to put her life back together in the one place she’d sworn never to return. 

Confirmed bachelor, Deputy Walker, has a reputation for being a playboy, but he’s never found the right girl to capture his heart. Not since the girl-next-store, Jenna Grayson, moved away. Now the woman who stole his heart has returned, and he is determined to discover why she left without an explanation or even a goodbye. 

riverbend series:

Five years after the death of his wife, Dr. Mitchem Taylor is ready to share his life with someone. Only one thing stands in the way of giving love a second chance--the strictly enforced "no dating" rule. A rule that pierces his heart every time he thinks about his university assistant, Cynthia. When a handsome man shows interest in her, Mitchem must choose between love for his career or love for his beautiful assistant. 

holiday novella:

Sara Foster blames herself for her failed marriage. On Christmas Eve, she hides away in the family cabin, the same place her father abandoned her twenty years ago. Dalton Scot is unable to face the family holiday after his divorce and discovering he can never have children of his own, so he chooses Christmas Eve to fix his buddy’s cabin. Both search for a secluded spot to mourn their Christmas pasts, but instead are snowed in at the cabin for the holiday where they discover the power of the Christmas spark.

boxed sets:

Welcome in the holiday season with 19 heartwarming and wholesome novellas from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.

Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 takes you from the Smoky Mountains to Florida's sun-drenched beaches, from the Italian Alps to Paris, France, and even to a quirky little town in Arizona. The Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 bundle features all-new, stand-alone stories that are sure to make you laugh, sometimes bring tears to your eyes, but always put you in the Christmas spirit. Foreword by New York Times bestselling author, RaeAnne Thayne.


Five sweet romances from bestselling authors! Includes an exclusive brand new epilogue for Always a Bridesmaid that can't be found anywhere else! Also, brand new novellas from HIldie McQueen, Lindi Peterson, Brenda Berry and Ciara Knight.

historical romance

american mail-order bride series:

Escaping an arranged marriage to a cruel man, Adelaide Baker flees west to marry a total stranger as a mail order bride. Only the man at the final stop didn’t place the advertisement in the Grooms Gazette. 

John Rivers wishes to live in peace on his own land after he lost everyone he ever loved, but his friends have other plans. They post an announcement in the Grooms Gazette for a wife. Now, John must decide if he will protect this young woman, or himself from certain heartbreak.