One book by Nora Roberts: MontanaSky. A book about 3 very different sisters who are forced to live on a ranch in Montana to get their inheritanc. Lovely, whitty, intelligent book about the relationships amoung women.
Nora Roberts: the Quinn trillogy. Three formerly delinquent brothers make a deathbed promise to raise the newest adoptive boy. They are beautiful, volatile and endearing. The trillogy follows individual roamances of the brothers and the raising of the boy. Great story. They end up feeling like old friends.
Finally, Deen Koontz, watchers. If you have every believed that a dog understood every word, you will love this book. It explores our humanity and our relationships with other species. Haunting, endearing, and scary.