MacDonald Sisters Books In Publication Order
- Sweet Georgia Girl (1985)
- Sweet Sea Spirit (1986)
- Sweet Mockingbird’s Call (1986)
- Sweet Mountain Magic (1986)
- Sweet Homecoming (1987)
Tales of the Pacific Books In Publication Order
- From Glowing Embers (1988)
- Smoke Screen (1988)
- Rainbow Fire (1989)
- Out Of The Ashes (1989)
Sonny’s Girls Books In Publication Order
- All Those Years Ago (1991)
Felice Cristy Books In Publication Order
- Desert Shadows (1991)
- Twilight Shadows (1991)
Dreamscapes: Whispers Of Love Books In Publication Order
- From A Distance (1992)
- Somewhere Out There (1993)
Men of Midnight Books In Publication Order
- Duncan’s Lady (1995)
- Iain Ross’s Woman (1995)
- Macdougall’s Darling (1995)
Iron Lace Books In Publication Order
- Iron Lace (1996)
- Rising Tides (1997)
Shenandoah Album Books In Publication Order
- Wedding Ring (2004)
- Endless Chain (2005)
- Lover’s Knot (2006)
- Touching Stars (2007)
- Sister’s Choice (2008)
Ministry is Murder Books In Publication Order
- Blessed Is The Busybody (2005)
- Let There Be Suspects (2006)
- Beware False Profits (2007)
- A Lie for a Lie (2009)
- A Truth For a Truth (2010)
Happiness Key Books In Publication Order
- Happiness Key (2009)
- Fortunate Harbor (2010)
- Sunset Bridge (2011)
Goddesses Anonymous Books In Publication Order
- One Mountain Away (2012)
- Somewhere Between Luck and Trust (2013)
- No River Too Wide (2014)
- The Color of Light (2015)
From Bud to Blossom Books In Publication Order
- Mail-Order Matty (1997)
Whiskey Islands Books In Publication Order
- Whiskey Island (2000)
- The Parting Glass (2003)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Angel and the Saint (1985)
- Brendan’s Song (1985)
- The Unmasking (1985)
- Gilding the Lily (1985)
- Something So Right (1986)
- Good Time Man (1986)
- Lady of the Night (1987)
- Aloha Always (1987)
- Season of Miracles (1987)
- Outback Nights (1987)
- A Classic Encounter (1988)
- All The Right Reasons (1988)
- Island Glory (1989)
- Fugitive (1990)
- Runaway (1990)
- One Perfect Rose (1992)
- Dragonslayer (1993)
- The Way Back Home (1993)
- A Home for the Holidays (1993)
- The Trouble with Joe (1994)
- Once More with Feeling (1996)
- Marrying Matty (1997)
- A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Delivery Room (1997)
- Twice Upon a Time (1997)
- Beautiful Lies (1999)
- Woman Without a Name (1999)
- One Moment Past Midnight (1999)
- Fox River (2001)
- Prospect Street (2002)
- Love Undercover (2004)
- By Any Other Name (2010)
- When We Were Sisters (2016)
- The Swallow’s Nest (2017)
- Night Magic (2018)
- The Surprise of a Lifetime (2019)
- A Family of Strangers (2019)
- The House Guests (2021)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Peaks and Valleys (2022)
More Than Words Books In Publication Order
- More Than Words: Stories of Strength (By:Karen Harper) (2009)
- More Than Words: Stories of Hope (By:Catherine Mann) (2010)
- More Than Words, Volume 7 (By:Carly Phillips) (2011)
- Worth the Risk (By:) (2011)
- More Than Words, Where Dreams Begin (By:) (2013)
Men: Made In America II Books In Publication Order
- Dream Come True (By:Ann Major) (1982)
- Moments Harsh, Moments Gentle (By:Joan Hohl) (1984)
- Too Near The Fire (By:Lindsay McKenna) (1984)
- To Love A Dreamer (By:Ruth Ryan Langan) (1985)
- Starstruck (By:Anne McAllister) (1985)
- Stormwalker (By:Dallas Schulze) (1987)
- Bayou Midnight (1987)
- To Tame a Wolf (By:Anne McAllister) (1987)
- All in the Family (By:Heather Graham Pozzessere) (1987)
- Author’s Choice (By:Elizabeth August) (1988)
- Arizona Heat (By:Jennifer Greene) (1995)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Christmas Classics (1989)
- Christmas Magic (1991)
- Maybe This Time (2003)
- More Than Words (2004)
- Summer in a Small Town (2012)
- The Christmas Wedding Quilt (2013)
MacDonald Sisters Book Covers
Tales of the Pacific Book Covers
Sonny’s Girls Book Covers
Felice Cristy Book Covers
Dreamscapes: Whispers Of Love Book Covers
Men of Midnight Book Covers
Iron Lace Book Covers
Shenandoah Album Book Covers
Ministry is Murder Book Covers
Happiness Key Book Covers
Goddesses Anonymous Book Covers
From Bud to Blossom Book Covers
Whiskey Islands Book Covers
Standalone Novels Book Covers
Short Story Collections Book Covers
More Than Words Book Covers
Men: Made In America II Book Covers
Anthologies Book Covers
Emilie Richards Books Overview
Andrew MacDougall made Fiona Sinclair want things she’d thought she could never have – a real home and a husband by her side. Andrew would do anything to protect his home and the woman he loved, but Fiona longed for a family. And though Andrew was destined for many things, marriage wasn’t one of them.
When Aurore Gerritsen watched her lover kill her father, it was just one act of violence in a long chain of dramatic events. Years later, behind the Iron Lace gates of wealthy New Orleans, beneath the veneer of her society name, linger secrets that Aurore Gerritsen has hidden for a lifetime, and truths that threaten to change forever the lives of her unsuspecting family. Now, as Aurore faces her own mortality, she needs to reveal those secrets that have haunted her for so many years. Aurore seeks out Phillip Benedict and asks him to tell her story. He’s intrigued, but wonders why the matriarch of a prominent white family would choose to confess her sins to an outspoken black journalist. Finally Phillip agrees, but though he thinks he’s ready for anything she might say, the truth is that nothing can prepare him for the impact of Aurore’s shocking revelations.
Nine people have gathered for the reading of Aurore Gerritsen’s will. Some are family, others are strangers. But all will have their futures changed forever when a lifetime of secrets is finally revealed. Aurore Gerritsen left clear instructions: her will is to be read over a four day period at her summer cottage on a small Louisiana island. Those who don’t stay will forfeit their inheritance. With the vast fortune of Gulf Coast Shipping at stake, no one will take that risk. Tensions rise as Aurore’s lawyer dispenses small bequests, each designed to expose the matriarch’s well kept secrets. Longtime loyalties are jeopardized and shocking new alliances are formed as the family feels the sands of belief shifting beneath their feet. As a hurricane approaches and survival itself is threatened, the fourth day dawns and everyone waits for the final truth to be revealed.
Three generations of women discover the healing gift of family, memories and love. Tessa MacCrae feels as if she’s facing a prison sentence when she reluctantly agrees to spend the summer helping her mother and grandmother clean out and repair the old family home in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. She is prepared for inevitable anger and tension the only emotional bonds they’ve ever shared. The three women have never been close, but Tessa hopes that time away from her husband no matter how trying will help her find the answers she desperately seeks and come to a decision about her failing marriage. At first the summer is filled with all too familiar emotional storms. Helen, the family matriarch, is domineering, sharp tongued and incapable of sharing feelings except negative ones. Widowed at a young age, she has struggled her whole fife, hanging on to the family farm by sacrificing everything, particularly love. Fiercely independent, Helen resents her daughter and granddaughter’s intrusion, too angry to admit that she needs their help. Nancy, Tessa’s mother, appears to be little more than a hand wringing social climber, who spends her days entertaining and courting Richmond’s wealthy elite. What Tessa can’t see is the woman so ashamed of her roots and desperate for acceptance that she would do anything to be loved, or the anxious wife trying to hold on to a marriage on which she has never had a firm grasp. But with the passing weeks, each of their fives begins to change. Here in her grandmother’s house, Tessa comes face to face with the family and the history that has shaped her. As Tessa restores a tattered Wedding Ring quilt pieced by her grandmother and quilted by her mother years ago, the secrets that have shadowed their lives unfold in a drama of discovery, hope and healing. For the first time, Tessa can look past the years of resentment and regret and see her mother and grandmother for the flawed but courageous women they are. Through, days of hard work, simple living and the determination to repair the torn fabric of their own lives, Tessa, Nancy and Helen will discover that what was lost can be found again if they look deeply into their hearts.
With the warmth and comfort of a hand made quilt, Endless Chain explores the intricate patterns of family and community, and the threads that bind them together.
Sam Kinkade is finally feeling at home as a minister in rural Toms Brook, Virginia, content with his life and Shenandoah Valley congregation. But his plans to welcome the area’s growing Hispanic community are being met with resistance. Fortunately, when the church run community center is threatened, a stranger named Elisa Martinez walks through his door and Sam realizes he has found a woman capable of building bridges.
Elisa isn’t looking to make connections. She has come to Toms Brook to hide. But despite her fears of discovery she is enchanted by the beautiful work of and the friendship offered by the women who invite her to join their quilting circle. And even though she fears the consequences for both of them, she finds herself powerfully drawn to Sam, and to the generations old love story rooted in the town’s past.
Will she and Sam repeat the past, or can they find the love and the freedom they seek at last?
In a cave in the Shenandoah National Park, two bodies are discovered, wrapped in the tattered remains of a Lover’s Knot quilt. In Washington, D.C., Isaac Taylor inherits a nearly identical quilt from a grandmother whose name he never even knew. After narrowly escaping death, newspaper journalist Kendra Taylor retreats to a cabin nestled in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to heal and sort out her feelings about her troubled marriage. The land was bequeathed to her husband by a maternal grandmother he never knew, and the cabin has been abandoned for years. As she is welcomed into the rural community of Toms Brook, Kendra becomes curious about an heirloom Lover’s Knot quilt, which is another piece of Isaac’s unexplored past. The unusual quilt clearly has a story to tell, and Kendra is convinced that helping her husband connect with his roots might help him reconnect with her, as well. At first Isaac’s reluctant visits to the cabin only underscore the difficulties in their marriage. But as circumstances force them to piece together a new relationship, Isaac discovers that the history of a family he’s never known might hold the key to his future. As a passionate story of strength, loss and desperation unfolds, the secrets of two quilts are revealed and the threads of an unraveling marriage are secured. In the rich, evocative prose that earned high praise for Wedding Ring and Endless Chain, Emilie Richards crafts the third tale in the Shenandoah Album series, resonant with the power of love and family ties.
Gayle Fortman has built a good life for herself and her three sons in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Divorced f Eric Fortman, Gayle has made a success rom charismatic broadcast journalist of Daughter of the Stars, a popular bed and breakfast. She has even maintained a cordial relationship with Eric, covering with the boys for his absences and broken promises. Family was never a priority for her ex husband, even when they were still married. Luckily Travis Allen, her closest surrogate father to the boys and her own neighbor, has been a loving best friend. Th graduation, Eric returns, but not for the en, on the eve of oldest son Jared’s celebration. He nearly lost his life in Afghanistan. Worse, he has lost his way and his courage, and needs a place to recover. Gayle realizes this might be the last chance for her sons to establish a real bond with their father, and oi summer at the inn and a chance to put ers him a things right. Gayle and Eric are all too aware that the love and attraction they once shared are still there. But can the pieces of their broken lives be mended, or are they better laid to rest?
With nine years and a turbulent childhood between them, Kendra and Jamie have never been storybook sisters. After a long estrangement, they’ve finally begun to heal their hurts and forge a new bond. Now Jamie is offering a gift Kendra has long since given up hoping for, the fondest wish of her heart a baby. Already raising two young girls on her own, Jamie wants to become a gestational surrogate for Kendra and her husband, Isaac, giving birth to a child the husband and wife have created together. Despite some lingering misgivings about her once wayward younger sister’s commitment, Kendra agrees, and soon Jamie is pregnant. In addition to this amazing gift of life, Jamie has designed a new house for Kendra and Isaac and is overseeing its construction on Isaac’s ancestral property along the Shenandoah River, with the help of Cash Rosslyn, one of the most attractive men Jamie has known. By giving her sister both a home and a family, Jamie hopes to prove to Kendra that she deserves absolution for her past mistakes. But when a medical crisis threatens her health and her promising new relationship with Cash, Jamie learns that the most difficult choice in her life is yet to come and its cost may be beyond calculation.
Meet the unconventional Aggie Sloan Wilcox, a minister’s wife with her own calling: helping troubled souls in need of justice.
When the naked body of a murdered woman turns up on Aggie’s front porch and suspicion falls on Aggie’s husband she doesn’t have a prayer of clearing his name unless she can uncover the truth in a town not known for confessing its sins.
With the chalk outline gone from their front porch, Aggie Sloan Wilcox and her minister husband think they can resume their lives. But when Ginger, Aggie’s despised former foster sister, comes for Christmas, and turns up dead as a drumstick, Aggie’s sister is suspected. Now it’s up to Aggie to find the real murderer who’s decided there’s a loophole in thou shalt not kill.
There’s no rest for the weary Aggie Sloan Wilcox and her minister husband, who were praying for a relaxing weekend until a member of their flock went missing.
Joe Wagner, president of Emerald Springs’s food bank, disappears, and Aggie discovers his secret life as a female impersonator. Meanwhile, the murder of the mayor’s wife at the annual food bank fundraiser puts Joe on top of the suspect list. If Aggie doesn’t get to the bottom of things fast, she’ll be leading a choir singing the blues.
When the ex wife of a local celebrity is charged with his murder, minister’s wife Aggie Sloan Wilcox seeks divine inspiration to help clear her name.
After a former minister dies suddenly upon his return to Emerald Springs, his memorial service is cut just as short. Aggie Sloan Wilcox, wide of the current minister, knows why. The poor old guy was murdered. But who in this bucolic village could be capable of such a crime?
Meet four women who think they share nothing but a spit of land called Happiness Key. With her husband in prison, pampered Tracy Deloche is left with five ramshackle beach houses and no idea how to start over. Janya Kapur left her close knit Indian family for an arranged marriage to a man she barely knows. Wanda Gray takes a job guaranteed to destroy her already failing marriage if her husband cares enough to notice. Widow Alice Brooks has grown forgetful and confused. Her family comes to stay with her, but Alice isn’t sure she’s grateful. When the only other resident of Happiness Key dies alone in his cottage, the four women warily join forces to find his family. Together they discover difficult truths about their own lives and the men they love and uncover the treasure of an unlikely friendship.
Join five women connected only by their growing friendship and the road that runs like a lifeline between their cottages in a run down Florida development called Happiness Key. Tracy Deloche finally gets a chance to swap business for a romantic evening with Marsh Egan, but dinner goes cold when she spots her ex husband prowling outside her cottage. CJ is supposed to be in prison and out of her life for good. Exactly what is this modern day pirate seeking and what will it mean for Tracy’s future?Janya Kapur envies every pregnant woman she sees, but Rishi, her husband, is suddenly reluctant to talk about children. Is he disappointed in her inability to conceive? Their marriage was a contract between strangers. Can they ever hope for anything more?Waitress Wanda Gray loses her job after new owners turn the Dancing Shrimp into a tapas bar. Wise neighbor Alice Brooks’s suggestion that Wanda start her own business seems like a brilliant solution, until Wanda starts Pie War I with the owners of the local bakery. When the empty cottage at Happiness Key is rented by single mother Dana Turner, everything seems perfect. With Alice volunteering to watch Dana’s daughter while she works and Wanda’s offer of a job, this spit of Florida Gulf Coast land should be a Fortunate Harbor for a mother and daughter who have moved far too often. Except for Dana’s shocking secret. As the women of Happiness Key struggle to discover the truth in time to help their new neighbor, their only weapon is friendship. But will friendship be enough?
Once a struggling community of Irish immigrants, Lake Erie’s Whiskey Island has a past as colorful as the patrons who frequent the Whiskey Island Saloon. A local gathering place for generations, the saloon is now run by the Donaghue sisters, whose lives and hearts have been shaped by family tragedy and a haunting mystery. When an act of violence sets the wheels of fate in motion, Megan Donaghue, a woman unwilling to trust in love, and Niccolo Andreani, a man unwilling to trust in himself, are determined to learn the truth about one fateful night in the family’s long forgotten past. As an old man struggles to protect a secret as old as Whiskey Island itself, a murder that still shadows too many lives is about to be solved with repercussions no one can predict.
USA Today bestselling author Emilie Richards continues the journey begun in her beloved novel Whiskey Island with this unforgettable tale of star crossed lovers, murder and three sisters who discover a hidden legacy that will lead them home at last to Ireland. Megan, who is feeling hopelessly unprepared in her new marriage, has no idea how to fix the problems already facing her relationship. Casey, who is happily married to her high school sweetheart, is facing a new challenge: motherhood. And Peggy, who always dreamed of becoming a doctor, has put medical school on hold with the discovery that her young son is autistic. Each facing her own difficulties, the Donaghue sisters are brought to the remote Irish village of Shanmullin by Irene Tierney, a distant relative who hopes that they will be able to help her learn the truth about her father’s death in Cleveland more than seventy five years ago. As a stunning tale of secrets and self sacrifice, greed and hidden passions unfolds, the life of each sister will be changed forever.
Discouraged by a stale marriage and her envy of superstar talk show host Gypsy Dugan, Elisabeth Whitfield is injured in a near fatal car accident and wakes up in Gypsy’s body, where she finds a second chance for a glamorous life.
When a near fatal accident turns Mary Kate McKenzie from a demure young woman into a sharp tongued dynamo, everyone from troublesome teens to a television producer stand up and take notice. Mary Kate has absolutely no memory of her former self, but of someone else Gypsy Dugan, featured in Once More With Feeling, who is taking advantage of a second chance to get things right.
The Pearl of Great Price has revealed fatal flaws in all who’ve possessed it since its discovery in Australia a century ago. Desperate to break the curse, new owner Liana Robertson hides her gem in a vault. When her son disappears with the pearl Liana and her ex husband must overcome their bitterness to find the boy and the enemy who will stop at nothing to reclaim this coldly perfect and dangerous treasure.
A chic Frenchwoman who disappeared and an English rose with an unpleasant way of avoiding unwanted attention. Noah Colter had encountered both women, yet saw through the deception to the one woman who hid behind both facades. Her disguises and accents were flawless, but his heart knew better.
An artist’s sudden blindness is diagnosed as psychological trauma but what is it she doesn’t want to see? An innocent man is released after nine years in jail for a murder he didn’t commit. In a community of millionaires and the people who serve them, a drama of scandal, secrets and murder is about to be exposed…
Daughter of a legendary Virginia hunt master and aristocrat, Julia Warwick grew up in a world where Thoroughbreds and fox hunting are passions, not pastimes. Julia found her own passion in Christian Carver, a talented young horse trainer. But when a beautiful heiress is murdered and Christian is convicted of the crime, a pregnant, desperate Julia marries a friend who offers solace. Now, though blindness darkens her world, it opens her eyes to hidden truths. About her husband, her family, her friends and the man she loved. And as the story starts to emerge, a forgotten memory begins to return, a mystery comes to light…
and two lovers torn apart by forces they couldn’t control face each other once and for all.
From the USA Today bestselling author of Fox River and Whiskey Island comes the story of a woman who has lived by everyone else’s rules, a woman who must discover what she is made of when her life crumbles around her. Faith Bronson, daughter of a prominent Virginia senator and wife of a charismatic lobbyist, finds her privileged life shattered when her marriage ends abruptly. Only just beginning to face the lie she has lived, she finds sanctuary with her two children in a run down row house in exclusive Georgetown. Passed down from generation to generation in her mother’s family, it’s a dwelling as forsaken and lonely as Faith herself. Yet this historic row house harbors dark secrets of its own. Secrets that have shaped her family and built walls around so many hearts. Almost forty years ago, Faith’s newborn baby sister disappeared from an upstairs bedroom, and even now this tragic, unsolved mystery continues to fascinate a nation. When Faith takes steps to research and rebuild her ancestral home and in the process her own life she meets Pavel Quinn. A powerful businessman and fellow renovator, Pavel is connected in stunning ways to her past, ways he dares not reveal. His strong attraction to Faith is enough to convince him to keep his secrets to himself…
because the truth could drive her away forever. But now the secrets of the house on Prospect Street are about to be revealed. As Faith is forced to confront the deceit that has long defined her, she moves closer to freeing those she loves from their torment. For it is only when the truth is told that Faith, her family and the man she loves can make a new beginning. Suspenseful, powerful and thought provoking, Prospect Street artfully explores and exposes the facades people create, and the freedom that comes when the walls that confine us come tumbling down.
They’re your neighbors, your aunts, your sisters and your best friends. They’re women across North America committed to changing and enriching lives, one good deed at a time. Three of these exceptional women have been selected as recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words award. And three New York Times bestselling authors have kindly offered their creativity to write original short stories inspired by these real life hero*ines. We hope these stories inspired by strong, courageous women will touch your heart and motivate the hero*ine living inside you.
More than Words: Stories of HopeThree bestselling authorsThree real life hero*inesEveryday women from all walks of life are making their communities, and this world, a better place through their caring hearts and unshakable commitment. Three such women have been selected as recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words award for their exceptional work. And three bestselling authors have kindly offered their creativity to write original short stories inspired by these real life hero*ines. We hope these stories inspired by strong, courageous women will touch your heart and motivate the hero*ine living inside you.
Each and every one of us has the ability to effect change to make our world a better place. The dedicated women selected as this year’s recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words award have changed lives, one good deed at a time. To celebrate their accomplishments, some of our bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing stories inspired by these real life hero*ines. We hope More Than Words inspires you to get in touch with the real life hero*ine living inside of you. In Carly Phillips’s Compassion Can’t Wait, two high school sweet hearts are reunited years later, as if by fate, and discover that if you believe in yourself and each other, anything is possible. Donna Hill’s Someplace Like Home tells the story of how one woman’s dream becomes reality, as three special people learn that it’s never too late to form a loving family. In Jill Shalvis’s What the Heart Wants, an honorable man must learn to forgive himself to regain the trust of the ded icated teacher who is the love of his life.
Louisiana Detective Sargeant Sam Long thrived on challenges, but to unlock the secrets of a little girl’s mind, he needed the help of psychologist Antoinette Deveraux. Warm, sensitive, and beautiful, she was everything Sam distrusted. Yet she held the keys to his murder investigation and soon, the keys to his heart.
In A Much Needed Holiday, Kate Warren falls for a bachelor father; in Seasons of Miracles, schoolteacher Elise Ramsey falls head over heels for the man who had been her first lover.