Captives Books In Publication Order
- Captive Passions (1977)
- Captive Embraces (1979)
- Captive Splendors (1980)
- Captive Secrets (1991)
Texas Books In Publication Order
- Texas Rich (1985)
- Texas Heat (1986)
- Texas Fury (1989)
- Texas Sunrise (1993)
Sins Books In Publication Order
- Sins of Omission (1989)
- Sins of the Flesh (1990)
Vegas Books In Publication Order
- Vegas Rich (1996)
- Fern Michaels CD Collection 3 (1996)
- Vegas Heat (1997)
- Vegas Sunrise (1997)
Kentucky Books In Publication Order
- Kentucky Rich (2001)
- Kentucky Heat (2002)
- Kentucky Sunrise (2002)
Lost and Found Books In Publication Order
- Hidden (2021)
Sisterhood Books In Publication Order
- Weekend Warriors (2001)
- Payback (2005)
- Vendetta (2005)
- The Jury (2005)
- Sweet Revenge (2006)
- Lethal Justice (2006)
- Free Fall (2007)
- Hide and Seek (2007)
- Hokus Pokus (2007)
- Fast Track (2008)
- Collateral Damage (2008)
- Final Justice (2008)
- Under the Radar (2009)
- Razor Sharp (2009)
- Vanishing Act (2009)
- Deadly Deals (2009)
- Game Over (2010)
- Cross Roads (2010)
- Deja Vu (2010)
- Home Free (2011)
- Gotcha! (2013)
- Blindsided (2014)
- Kiss and Tell (2014)
- Eyes Only (2014)
- In Plain Sight (2015)
- Point Blank (2015)
- Crash and Burn (2016)
- Need to Know (2017)
- Safe and Sound (2018)
- Cut and Run (2020)
- Truth and Justice (2020)
- Bitter Pill (2020)
- 19 Yellow Moon Road (2021)
Cisco Books In Publication Order
- No Place Like Home (2002)
- Family Blessings (2004)
The Godmothers Books In Publication Order
- The Scoop (2009)
- Exclusive (2010)
- Late Edition (2010)
- Deadline (2012)
- Breaking News (2012)
- Classified (2013)
- Hideaway (2017)
- Spirited Away (2017)
- Getaway (2017)
- Far and Away (2019)
Men of the Sisterhood Books In Publication Order
- Upside Down (2014)
- Countdown (2014)
- Take Down (2014)
- Double Down (2015)
- Fast and Loose (2016)
- High Stakes (2017)
- Truth or Dare (2018)
- Hot Shot (2019)
Cedar Key Books In Publication Order
- Spinning Forward (By:Terri DuLong) (2009)
- Casting About (By:Terri DuLong) (2010)
- Holiday Magic (With: Cathy Lamb,Mary Carter,Terri DuLong) (2010)
- Sunrise on Cedar Key (By:Terri DuLong) (2011)
- Postcards from Cedar Key (By:Terri DuLong) (2012)
- Secrets on Cedar Key (By:Terri DuLong) (2013)
- Farewell to Cedar Key (By:Terri DuLong) (2014)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Pride and Passion (1975)
- Vixen in Velvet (1976)
- Whitefire (1978)
- Valentina (1978)
- Sea Gypsy (1980)
- The Delta Ladies (1980)
- Whisper My Name (1981)
- Paint Me Rainbows (1981)
- Golden Lasso (1981)
- Beyond Tomorrow (1981)
- Without Warning (1981)
- Captive Innocence (1981)
- Wild Honey (1982)
- Tender Warrior (1982)
- Picture Perfect / Panda Bear is Critical (1982)
- Nightstar (1982)
- All She Can Be (1983)
- Cinders to Satin (1983)
- Free Spirit (1983)
- To Taste The Wine (1987)
- For All Their Lives (1991)
- Seasons of Her Life (1994)
- To Have and to Hold (1994)
- Desperate Measures (1994)
- Serendipity (1994)
- Yesterday (1995)
- Dear Emily (1995)
- Desperate Needs (1995)
- Wish List (1996)
- A Joyous Season (1996)
- Homecoming (1997)
- Sara’s Song (1998)
- Finders Keepers (1998)
- Celebration (1999)
- Split Second (1999)
- Annie’s Rainbow (1999)
- Listen To Your Heart (2000)
- The Guest List (2000)
- What You Wish For (2000)
- Late Bloomer (2001)
- Plain Jane (2001)
- Charming Lily (2001)
- The Future Scrolls (2001)
- About Face (2003)
- Trading Places (2003)
- Crown Jewel (2003)
- The Real Deal (2004)
- Dream of Me (2004)
- Pretty Woman (2005)
- The Nosy Neighbor (2005)
- Hey, Good Looking (2006)
- Fool Me Once (2006)
- The Marriage Game (2007)
- Up Close and Personal (2007)
- Promises (2008)
- Mr. and Miss Anonymous (2009)
- Return To Sender (2010)
- Betrayal (2011)
- Southern Comfort (2011)
- Christmas At Timberwoods (2011)
- Tuesday’s Child (2012)
- Fancy Dancer (2012)
- A Bright Red Ribbon (2012)
- Forget Me Not (2013)
- The Blossom Sisters (2013)
- Balancing Act (2013)
- A Family Affair (2014)
- Perfect Match (2015)
- Wishes for Christmas (2015)
- No Safe Secret (2016)
- Holly and Ivy (2017)
- Sweet Vengeance (2018)
- Deep Harbor (2019)
- Spirit of the Season (2019)
- Fearless (2020)
- The Brightest Star (2020)
- No Way Out (2021)
- Santa Cruise (2021)
- Fear Thy Neighbor (2022)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- I’ll Be Home For Christmas (2006)
- Coming Home for Christmas (2011)
- Mistletoe Magic (2017)
- In Bloom (With: Lori Foster,Carolyn Brown) (2022)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Heart of the Home (1997)
- Maybe This Time (2003)
- Let it Snow (2003)
- Deck the Halls (2004)
- Sugar and Spice (2006)
- Comfort and Joy (2007)
- Silver Bells (2008)
- Holiday Magic (2010)
- Heartbreak Ranch (2013)
- When the Snow Falls (2014)
- A Snowy Little Christmas (2019)
- Home Sweet Home (2020)
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Fern Michaels Books Overview
Their passions clashed in a battle for revenge…
. Their love held captive by desire…
Only Fern Michaels could tell this exotic tale of passion and adventure on the lusty high seas!
She was abandoned by the one man who could possess her body and soul. With revenge in her heart, she vowed to win him back…
Only Fern Michaels could spin this sprawling adventure of lust, piracy, and voluptuous romance upon the restless seas!
In the third part of a saga that includes Captive Embraces, Caleb van der Rhys, carrying Puritans to the Colonies, discovers his adoptive sister on board and realizes that his love for her is more than brotherly. Originally in paperback.
‘This bestselling author is as polished as they come.’PUBLISHERS WEEKLYFury van der Rhys is the daughter of Sirena, the beautiful Sea Siren, who rode the high seas as commander of a frigate, plundering the ships of the Dutch East India Company. Brandishing her mother’s sword, Fury sets sail for the coast of Africa to challenge Amalie, the gorgeous black hearted pretender to her mother’s legacy, and to fight for the tall, dark eyed Spaniard they both love and have sworn to have…
Young Billie Ames naively fell for the exciting pilot Moss Coleman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during World War II. Within a few months she was pregnant, married, and traveling across the country to Austin to the 250,000 acre spread known as Sunbridge and into the tantalizing world of the Texas Rich. In a vast land dominated by the industrious Colemans, Billie fights to maintain control of her life and her marriage. This is the captivating story of four generations. There’s Moss, living in the shadow of a father whose obsession with power overshadows the needs of his only son; Jessica, the doomed mother who gave up everything to become the perfect Coleman wife; Moss and Billie s children, desperately trying to live up to the insurmountable expectations; and the grandchildren, heirs to a tarnished empire who just might fulfill their dreams. Most of all this is the triumphant story of Billie Ames Coleman, a woman of courage and strength who holds them all together in a tale as magnificent as the land that inspired it.
The magnificent Austin empire built by the domineering Seth Coleman before World War II now belongs to Moss and Billie’s daughter Maggie. She has invited the whole family to a Fourth of July barbecue in celebration of a renewed sense of family pride she s determined to forge at Sunbridge. But as loved ones gather, they bring along old resentments and new temptations destined to generate more than a little heat. Maggie has finally decided to divorce Cranston Tanner. But as she struggles to be a good mother to her resentful son Cole, her love for a special man could cost her the loyalty of her family. In the meantime, Cole becomes locked in a bitter rivalry with his cousin Riley, heir apparent to Sunbridge, while Maggie s broken hearted daughter Sawyer is about to face a much greater tragedy. And Maggie s sister, Susan, the renowned musician, arrives home for the most terrifying performance of her life.
For Amelia Coleman Assante, the last surviving child of a legendary tycoon, it is a time of transition. As her family’s kingdom faces new challenges on the horizon, she starts a fateful journey that recalls a troubled past controlled by a father s iron will. After years alone, when Amelia thought that she was beyond heartache, Cary Assante swept into her life, wiping away the shadows of tragedy with a young man s fierce passion.
Together they built a billion dollar dream. But now her husband s success may be the beginning of the end of their fragile marriage. While Amelia finds herself in danger of losing her beloved Cary to the temptations of another woman, she carries her own damning secret with consequences that will reverberate across an empire, leaving her family to pick up the pieces of a shattered legacy.
As sizzling and sexy as its predecessors, Texas Sunrise shares the final chapter of the Coleman family, whose lifelong drama of heartbreak and triumph has captivated millions of readers. Billie Coleman Kingsley, beloved matriarch of the clan and founder of a fabulously successful fashion empire, is dying. As her family gathers together in this time of heartbreak, the indomitable Billie offers new hope to heal the rifts that separate them. Even as her own strength fails, Billie instills courage, fortitude, and her conviction that life goes on after tragedy. From the seductive waters of Hawaii to the rustic splendor of Vermont, from the family’s sprawling Texas ranch, Sunbridge, to the exotic beauty and high tech glamour of Japan, the Colemans have been driven apart by the passions and betrayals of a new generation. But now, as they deal with the shattering news of Billie s illness, all the Colemans must transform their lives.
It is the end of World War I. American soldiers Reuben Tarz and Daniel Bishop have both been wounded fighting in the trenches in France. But then the beautiful and sensual Marchioness Michelene Fonsard spirits them from the hospital to her lavish French chateau, opening the door to Reuben’s dreams of wealth and power. Reuben and Mickey fall in love and life is idyllic for the three friends until the arrival of the lovely and spoiled Bebe Rosen unleashes savage passions and desperate deceptions that explode in…
Sins of OmissionFrom the enchanting French countryside to the glittering Hollywood of Rudolph Valentino and Theda Bara, spanning twenty years of sin and seduction, of love and losses, of secrets and scandals, of heartbreak and betrayal, here is a breathtaking novel that will be remembered long after the last page is turned.
When Reuben Tarz and Daniel Bishop met, they were hardly more than boys, brought together by their connection to beautiful, worldly Marchioness Michelene Fonsard, known to all as Madame Mickey. Twenty years later, Reuben is a Hollywood mogul and Daniel has become a renowned Washington D.C. lawyer. Life has rewarded both with riches, success, and beautiful wives, if not always contentment. Out of the blue, an urgent telephone call from Mickey summons Daniel to France to rescue Philippe, the son Reuben never knew existed, and bring him to America. Philippe’s arrival will be the catalyst that changes everything – unearthing old secrets and betrayals and forging surprising new bonds. And with each revelation comes that rarest of gifts: a chance to learn from the sins of the past and forge a path to happiness at last… ‘A tale of love and intrigue.’ – Library Journal ‘Engaging…compelling…as polished as they come.’ – Publishers Weekly
With a heart full of dreams, Sallie Coleman leaves Texas and heads west determined to get as far from the squalor of her dirt poor beginnings. With its shifting sands, smoky saloons and bingo palaces, Las Vegas seems like a paradise. A paradise where an extraordinary twist of fate makes Sallie the most powerful businesswoman in Nevada.
Suddenly she is rich. With the help of Philip Thornton, the handsome Bostonian, Sallie is transformed into Vegas’s most elegant first lady. Philip gives her two sons, Simon and Ash. One will bring her great joy, the other, heartbreak.
Enter Fanny Logan…
the small town beauty from Pennsylvania who finds her destiny in Las Vegas, where she creates a multi million dollar clothing empire and finds happiness and heartbreak as the wife of Ash Thornton, and the daughter Sallie never had…
Ash Thornton, whose life centers around his greatest triumph Babylon, the magnificent casino that will lead to his downfall…
Simon Thornton, whose search for meaning takes him to the battlefields of World War II, the trading rooms of Wall Street and finally back to Nevada where he falls in love with the wife of his rival.
Fern Michaels creates another memorable family and series of books as she did with the Texas series Texas Rich, Texas Heat, Texas Fury and Texas Sunrise.
Vegas RichWith a heart full of dreams, Sallie Coleman leaves Texas and heads west determined to get as far from the squalor of her dirt poor beginnings. With its shifting sands, smoky saloons and bingo palaces, Las Vegas seems like a paradise. A paradise where an extraordinary twist of fate makes Sallie the most powerful businesswoman in Nevada. Suddenly she is rich. With the help of Philip Thornton, the handsome Bostonian, Sallie is transformed into Vegas’s most elegant first lady. Philip gives her two sons, Simon and Ash. One will bring her great joy, the other, heartbreak. Vegas Heat The powerful story of the Thornton dynasty…
of Fanny’s twin sons, Sage and Brich: alienated from each other, one is content in his conventional life while the other’s search for happiness leads to tragedy and renewed hope. It is the story of Fanny’s two daughters: Sunny, betrayed by her husband, fighting a battle no woman should ever have to face…
Billie, whose obsessive devotion to the Thorntons’ children’s clothing empire has kept her from finding love. It is also the story of Fanny’s search for her own roots…
and her relationship with Marcus Reed, the wealthy but mysterious businessman who promises her a passion she has been denied for too long. Vegas SunriseFanny Thornton, the proud matriarch of the Thornton dynasty, will do anything for her family. Her four children, now grown, mean everything to her, as does Babylon, the most dazzling casino in Las Vegas and the Thorntons’ crowning achievement. But her children have dispersed across the globe, and so she chooses Jeff, the illegitimate son of her deceased husband, to run the casino. But Jeff has plans of his own, and soon devises a scheme to turn Fanny’s four children against her. As the siblings vie for their rightful heritage, deceit, distrust, and thwarted dreams of power threaten to divide the Thorntons once and for all.
Vegas Heat is the powerful story of the Thornton dynasty…
of Fanny’s twin sons, Sage and Birch: alienated from each other, one is content in his conventional life while the other’s search for happiness leads to tragedy – and renewed hope. It is the story of Fanny’s two daughters: Sunny, betrayed by her husband, fighting a battle no woman should ever have to face…
Billie, whose obsessive devotion to the Thorntons’ children’s clothing empire has kept her from finding love. It is also the story of Fanny’s search for her own roots…
and her relationship with Marcus Reed, the wealthy but mysterious businessman who promises her a passion she has been denied for too long. A poignant and passionate tale of pride and ambition, heartbreak and betrayal, tragedy and triumph, Vegas Heat resonates with drama and emotion. It is the story of a family’s struggle for success against all odds and their search for love and acceptance. It is Fern Michaels at the peak of her storytelling powers.
The tumultuous presidential campaign of Thomas Crane, a charismatic but elusive senator from the midwest, presents reporter Cliff O’Connell with a career making opportunity. Originally given little chance to succeed, Crane’s dark horse candidacy suddenly takes off, and O’Connell is on the inside, traveling with the candidate from city to city across America.O’Connell’s former lover, Robin Winters, now works for the Crane campaign, and that relationship reignites at the same time to campaign against all odds takes off. O’Connell also discovers an unexpected rapport with Crane himself, who shares his love of history and humble, small town background. Digging into a part of Thomas Crane’s past that refuses to make sense, uncovering layers of truth with a growing sense of unease, O’Connell is caught in a brutal triangle, torn between personal and political passions and his commitment to the truth. His discovery and what he does about it have unexpected and cataclysmic results for himself, Robin, Crane, and the nation.
A New York Times BestsellerJosh Coleman left behind unfinished business when he took to his deathbed at SunStar, the thoroughbred horse farm he’d built from nothing. But now his long lost daughter has come back to settle an old score. Nealy no longer resembles the teenager who slipped away in the middle of the night with her illegitimate child thirty years ago. She is rich, sophisticated, and renowned in the racing world a woman to be reckoned with. Nealy’s return will change everything for her two brothers, her daughter, and for all the Colemans. And when the truth about her father and a family’s troubled past is revealed, Nealy will find her courage tested in unexpected ways and face challenges that will reveal what is truly important in her life.
With Nealy, horses come first. So when her two grown children’s irresponsible acts nearly cost her Shufly, the foal that carries all of her hopes for the Triple Crown, she throws them both off Blue Diamond Farm, an action that changes their future and her own. To the world, Nealy looks unbreakable. Inside, her heart has shattered. Estranged from her daughter Emmie and son Nick, she struggles alone to build her racing stables into the best in Kentucky and Shufly into the horse of the century. When Hatch Littletree, her ex husband’s law partner, pays an unexpected visit, he brings Nealy much needed comfort. But he also brings turmoil. A tough Native American and a brilliant attorney, Hatch is determined to see Nealy heal the painful rift with her children. He’s also a man Nealy cannot resist. Raw with emotion, and yet filled with unstoppable energy, Nealy will stand strong in the face of bitter disappointments and one night of terror that could mean the end of her dreams…
and maybe her life.
In Fern Michaels’s thrilling finale to the series that has reunited the Coleman and Thornton families, tough as nails horsewoman Nealy Coleman Diamond faces her greatest challenge…
Nealy is happy with her new husband, lawyer Hatch Littletree…
but when it comes to horses, she’s never satisfied. Nobody can measure up to her standards as a trainer, not even her daughter Emmie, who now runs the family’s famous stables. Returning to Blue Diamond Farms for a family reunion sends Nealy reeling. Emmie has let the farm slide, and she’s picked a small, gutsy colt to send to the Derby a nice horse, but clearly the wrong one. Suddenly Nealy is back in the game, ready to prove she’s not too old to back a winner even if it means taking on another colt as her own personal project and going head to head with her daughter. Now, with the ghosts of the past haunting them both, Emmie and Nealy engage in an unstoppable rivalry, two headstrong women, each determined to win no matter what the danger, no matter what the cost.
Nikki Quinn is devastated when her best friend Barbara is knocked down and killed by a hit and run driver who claims diplomatic immunity. But Nikki has her work and her lover, fellow lawyer Jack Nolan, to keep her going, whereas Barbara’s mother, Myra, has nothing. Festering in a sea of recriminations and hatred, unable to gain a sense of perspective, Myra is lost…
until one day she switches on the evening news and sees Marie Lewellen, mother of a murder victim, take matters into her own hands and stab her daughter’s killer. An idea is born, and within months Myra and Nikki have drawn together a group of women who have one thing in common: they have been failed by the American justice system, they’re down but they’re not out, and they’re ready to find their nemeses and make them pay. First up is Kathryn, a long distance truck driver who was raped at a road stop by three motorcyclists as her paralysed husband watched, helpless. Banding together, the Sisterhood plot the ultimate revenge but with dissension from inside the group and out, there’s no saying if the plan will work until the moment of truth arrives.
Meet the Sisterhood seven very different women who found one another in their darkest days and formed an indelible friendship, strong enough to heal their pasts and bring laughter and joy back into their lives. In Myra Rutledge’s beautiful Virginia home, amid hugs and fresh iced tea, shrimp fritters and shell pink tulips, the friends have gathered to embark on their second mission of sweet revenge for one of their own. Julia Webster s husband, a U.S. Senator, has used his wife s graciousness and elegance to advance his career even as he s abused her trust at every turn and left her dreams for the future in tatters. Now, on the eve of his greatest political victory, he s about to learn a serious lesson in Payback. Because the senator crossed the wrong woman and there are six more where she came from Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces fast paced puts poetic justice first. Publishers Weekly
They Can Run, But They Can t Hide From The Sisterhood. Once upon a time there were seven very different women who had been broken but not beaten by life. In those tough days of healing, they became the Sisterhood, a group of devoted friends who vowed to change their lives, empower themselves, and be there for each other, no matter what. Now, they re ready to answer the call for the woman who started it all, Myra Rutledge. Five years ago, Myra’s pregnant daughter was killed by a hit and run driver the playboy son of an ambassador with diplomatic immunity. Myra was left to grieve while the murderer was free to return to his lavish lifestyle with no fear of ever having to pay for his crime. But not for much longer. As the air turns crisp the Virginia hills around Myra s lovely old farmhouse, the Sisterhood has gathered for a little creative planning, and what they have in mind is a gift for Myra of long awaited and very sweet revenge
The women of the Sisterhood know life isn t fair, but that doesn t mean they have to like it or let it pass. Instead, these best friends share their joys, troubles, triumphs, heartaches and one collective mission: to right wrongs and bring justice where it is desperately needed. Even reeling from the loss of one of their own, the Sisterhood is always prepared to rally behind a new friend.
For years, Paula Woodley has suffered the broken bones and shattered self esteem caused by an abusive marriage. But what can she do? Her high profile, Washington power broker husband is not a man to be crossed. Or so he thinks. The Sisterhood may not be an organization found in any of his memos, but he’s about to take a meeting with them and they ll be setting the agenda…
There are some things that a group of gracious ladies just can t overlook and doing one of their friends dirty is at the top of the list. That’s the mission of the Sisterhood, seven women who would do anything to help out one of their clan, especially when it means righting a wrong. And Isabelle Flanders has definitely been done wrong.
Her former colleague, the conniving Rosemary, did everything in her power to ruin Isabelle, from framing her for a terrible drunk driving accident to stealing her husband and her architecture firm. Now, Isabelle s formerly lovely life is in tatters while Rosemary scoops up the spoils. It s enough to make any friend s blood boil. Rosemary may think she s flying high, but she s about to tangle with the Sisterhood. And when the Sisterhood is on the case, revenge is swift, delicious, and oh so sweet
The women of the Sisterhood are fun, smart, sassy, and determined to get their way every time. But most of all, they are the best friends a woman wants by her side in good times and bad. Meeting once again in Myra Rutledge’s beautiful Virginia home, they’re ready to face a new challenge and right a vicious wrong…
Alexis Thorn, once a successful securities broker, spent a hellish year behind bars for a crime she never committed. Now, she has her freedom, but she’s left with haunting memories of being hauled from her office in handcuffs…
of the cell door clanging shut behind her…
of her pleas going unheard. Meanwhile, the real criminals her former employers, Roland Sullivan and his lover Arden Gillespie continue to make millions by conning the innocent, especially preying on the elderly and taking their life savings. Alexis dreams of getting even. The legal system failed her, but the Sisterhood won’t. They have a delicious plan that can give Sullivan and Gillespie a taste of their own bitter medicine…
The loyal friends who make up the Sisterhood have gathered at Myra Rutledge’s beautiful Virginia home for the first time in a year, eager to talk, laugh, and share their joys and heartaches. For one of their number, it s an evening filled with anticipation. Because tonight, over delicious food and in the company of those she trusts most, it will finally be time to tell her story and for the Sisterhood to help plan her revenge.
Yoko Akia s mother was only fifteen when a wealthy man swept her off her feet with promises of love. Instead, he filled her brief life with horror and misery. The Sisterhood has helped each other exact vengeance on rotten men before, but this time it s different. Their target is none other than America s favorite movie star a brute who has conned the world into believing he s Mister Perfect. But he s about to learn that nobody not even a powerful superstar is above the Sisterhood s special brand of payback…
Together, the seven fearless friends known as the Sisterhood have served sweet justice to villains who thought they were above the law. But payback has its price, and the Sisterhood’s last assignment almost landed them in jail. Now the women are fugitives with a bounty on their heads, but they re not planning on hiding out for long not when good friends need the kind of help only they can give.
Mitch Riley, the ruthless assistant director of the FBI, intends to frame Cornelia Nellie Easter, the judge who helped the Sisterhood evade prison, and their lawyer, Lizzie Fox, in order to save his own career. He s created a special task force to hunt the Sisters down. Mitch has the entire FBI behind him, but he s about to discover that he s no match for seven formidable women with an unbreakable bond and a wickedly cunning plan to bring the fight right to his door
Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels
Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces fast paced puts poetic justice first. Publishers Weekly on Payback
An unforgettable story. Rendezvous on Weekend Warriors
There is no match for the Sisterhood the seven friends who have taken vigilante justice to a new level not even the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Although the women foiled former FBI director Mitch Riley’s plot to frame their friends Judge Nellie Easter and lawyer Lizzie Fox, now they must remain in exile or risk capture. They can t complain about their opulent digs on a remote, luxurious mountaintop, but the ladies desperately miss home.
Their wish to return might come true sooner than they expect when they receive a panicked call from Supreme Court Chief Justice Pearl Barnes, who faces blackmail for her own illegal brand of justice. Now the women must not only sneak back into the United States, but also remain undetected as they investigate. But how do you make seven women disappear? With a nosy reporter on the brink of exposing them, the clock is ticking as the Sisterhood tries to create a little magic and save the day
It’s been years since the members of the Sisterhood first banded together, with the help of their mentor Charles Martin, to exact their own form of justice on those whose crimes had gone unpunished by the legal system. Now, back in the United States after an enforced exile, and ensconced in a new home on Big Pine Mountain in North Carolina, Myra, Kathryn, Annie, Alexis, Isabelle, Yoko, and Nikki are breathing easy at last but not for long.
One dark night, under cover of a vicious storm, a helicopter lands on their mountain. The Sisters aren t about to wait to be ambushed. Braving the storm, they set out to greet their guests, only to be told by Charles that the mysterious visitors are the Sisterhood s new employers, and they ve got a dangerous new assignment in mind. The task they face is daunting. If they succeed, the Sisterhood will be rewarded beyond their wildest dreams. If they fail, they ll forfeit much more than a paycheck. But if the Ladies of Pinewood have learned one thing over the course of their adventures, it s that when friends band together, miracles can happen
Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces fast paced puts poetic justice first. Publishers Weekly on Payback
An unforgettable story. Rendezvous on Weekend Warriors
Through all their adventures, the bond of the Sisterhood has remained steadfast and unshakeable.
But for the first time, the Sisterhood verges on falling apart when the ladies have to choose between two difficult assignments. The first job guarantees a huge paycheck; the second offers a presidential pardon – and a chance to finally emerge from hiding.
For the sake of their union, the gals put aside their differences and focus on a new mission. A mysterious Washington, D.C. political operative needs them to track down a computer hacker who has stolen a highly classified list of fundraisers’ names. With a presidential election looming, the girls soon realize the job is a lot more dangerous than they had anticipated.
Will their client come through with his promise? And can the ladies stop fighting – and stay alive – long enough to see it happen?
Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels:
‘Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces…fast-paced…puts poetic justice first.’ – Publishers Weekly on Payback
‘An unforgettable story.’ – Rendezvous on Weekend Warriors
The Sisterhood Myra, Annie, Kathryn, Alexis, Yoko, Nikki, and Isabelle have risked everything in the name of justice, including their own freedom. Their most recent mission promised to reward them with the ultimate prize a presidential pardon and a chance to leave their enforced exile. But as they’ve learned too many times before, life doesn’t always turn out as planned. Business titan Ruben Rumson has turned his attention to politics. By throwing the weight of his vast media empire behind on of the presidential candidates, Ruben hopes to gain influence over the highest office in the land. But his chosen candidate is Martine Connor’s opponent, and if her bid for the White House fails, the Sisterhood can kiss their promised pardon goodbye. The only solution: travel to Washington and go tow to toe with the world’s most powerful and ruthless media mogul. Armed with Annie’s sizeable chequebook, Alexis’ red bag of tricks, and Maggie’s top secret folder of dynamite information, the Ladies of Pinewood have a daring plan to pull off their most important job yet and this time, failure is not an option.
Just returned to their mountaintop hideaway in the wake of their latest successful mission, the seven fearless friends have barely had time to enjoy a celebratory dinner with their mentor, Charles Martin, when they re embroiled in a new adventure.
In the middle of the night, the Sisters are awakened by an alarm bell. Suspecting intruders, they run to the compound, only to see Myra and Charles rushing towards a helicopter. Within seconds, the two have flown away, with no explanation besides a mysterious note from Charles: I ve had an unexpected personal emergency. I don t know when or if I will return.
Still reeling from this turn of events, the Sisters receive an urgent call from retired justice Pearl Barnes, who’s just rescued fourteen pregnant teenagers who belong to a highly secretive polygamy sect.
Now, with Charles and Myra missing, the remaining members of the Sisterhood must rally together to save the girls. This time, the Sisters are doing it by themselves and everything is on the line
A Friend In Need…
Needs The Sisterhood. When it comes to repaying a debt, the women of the Sisterhood Myra, Annie, Kathryn, Alexis, Yoko, Nikki, and Isabelle never forget. And now one of their allies needs help only they can give. A powerful attorney with a cut throat reputation, Lizzie Fox has just taken on a high profile new client Lily Flowers, the Madam of a high end bordello operating under the guise of a summer camp. The chips a.k.a. the prominent Washington politicians who frequent the bordello are stacked against Lily and her girls. But one phone call to the Sisterhood might just swing the vote. And soon, even the highest courts in the land will prove no match for seven fearless friends determined to ensure that real justice is served, Sisterhood style.
When You’re Lost, The Sisterhood Will Find YouFor the women of the Sisterhood, planning a lavish reception for their longtime ally, attorney Lizzie Fox, at their lux mountain retreat is the ideal way to unwind after their latest successful mission. The only cloud over the happy occasion is that their mentor, Charles, is still mysteriously absent. But amid the friendly bickering about floral arrangements, cake tiers, and wedding favors, the ladies of Pinewood receive a frantic phone call from Nikki’s fianc , Jack Emery. Harry Wong Yoko’s true love and a staunch supporter of the Sisterhood has become the victim of a ruthless identity theft ring. Harry’s bank accounts have been closed out, his beloved dojo is being foreclosed, and he’s being evicted. Distraught, Yoko is about to rush down the mountain to Harry’s aid when the Sisters intercept her. A situation like Harry’s requires finesse, careful planning, and the Sisterhood’s distinctive brand of vigilante justice…
Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels…
deliver’s revenge that’s creatively swift and sweet, Michaels style.’ Publishers Weekly on Hokus Pokus
After years of trying to become pregnant without success, Rachel Dawson and her husband Thomas felt their dreams had finally come true the day they brought home their newly adopted twin babies. Though the lawyer Baron Bell who arranged for the surrogate mother charged a hefty six-figure fee, one glance into the eyes of their precious children told them it was all worth it – until the birth mother reappeared, first demanding more money, then the twins themselves. Suddenly Baron Bell was nowhere to be found, and the Dawsons were once again childless, heartbroken and nearly destitute. When the case finds its way to the offices of high-profile attorney Lizzie Fox, she can’t wait to take down the so-called ‘Mr. Wonderful.’ And she knows she’ll have all the help she needs as it’s just the kind of crime that really gets the Sisterhood’s adrenalin flowing. Once they get their hands on the perpetrators there will be hell to pay, and it will cost a lot more than cold, hard cash.
With yet another successful assignment behind them, the ladies of the Sisterhood have enjoyed a relaxing break together and celebrated the wedding of Myra and Charles on Big Pine Mountain. But as soon as the newlyweds return from their shortened honeymoon, they are hit with some exciting yet unsettling news… It seems their dear ally Lizzie Fox, recently ensconced as Chief White House Counsel, is rumored to be near the top of the short list for a soon to be vacated seat on the Supreme Court. While the Sisters are thrilled for Lizzie, they are concerned about her being ripped to shreds in the approval process, partly due to her connections with the Sisterhood. They also fear it will delay or even derail their long-awaited pardon promised to them by President Martine Connor. It will take a masterful plan, and loyal friends aiding them at every turn, for the Sisters to succeed in protecting Lizzie while securing their own freedom at last.
It’s been a year and a half since the women of the Sisterhood received their presidential pardons, but the freedom they craved has come at a high price. The impossibly lucrative positions handed out to them by the mysterious Global Securities company have turned out to be golden handcuffs – scattering them around the world, cutting off communication, and leaving them in miserable isolation. But a happy homecoming at the old Virginia farmhouse is marred by the hijacking of Nikki and Kathryn’s private jet. It seems their few fellow passengers are not ordinary travelers – they’re an elite group of Interpol agents who urgently need the Sisterhood’s help. Now the ladies face a stark choice: resume their vigilante status for one of their most hazardous assignments yet, or try to outwit a group of powerful adversaries willing to use truly desperate measures. This time, everything is in the balance – their lives, their friendship, and the freedom they fought so hard to gain… Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels… ‘Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces…fast-paced…puts poetic justice first.’ – Publishers Weekly on Payback ‘Delectable…deliver[s revenge that’s creatively swift and sweet, Michaels-style.’ – Publishers Weekly on Hokus Pokus
Thanks to a presidential pardon, the Sisterhood can put their fugitive days behind them and resume their lives in peace. Still, all the women admit that lately things are a little too calm and peaceful. Meeting up for the first time in months to celebrate Kathryn’s birthday – in the City of Sin, no less – seems like the perfect antidote. But before they can kick up their heels something too big to pass up is dropped into their laps. The time has come to deal with Enemy 1, a/k/a Hank Jellicoe. Wanted by the FBI, the CIA, and Homeland Security for starters, President Connor herself has run out of patience with their lack of results. Only the Sisterhood, with their special blend of guts, imagination, and friends in all places are capable of pulling off the impossible – of hunting down this monster and taking him out once and for all….
United by a desire to overcome their personal misfortunes, seven very different women formed an indelible bond and vowed to right wrongs wherever they found them. They’ve succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. After years known as the Vigilantes, Myra, Annie, Kathryn, Alexis, Yoko, Nikki, and Isabelle are enjoying their hard-won freedom and the chance at a normal life. As it turns out, once you’re a part of the Sisterhood, normal is a relative term. President Martine Connor, their long-time ally, has announced the formation of a top-secret organization. Officially, the CIC won’t exist. Unofficially, they’ll report directly to the president and tackle the jobs no one else can handle. For the Sisterhood, it’s the end of an era – and the beginning of a whole new adventure… Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels: ‘Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces…fast-paced…puts poetic justice first.’ – Publishers Weekly on Payback ‘Delectable…deliver[s revenge that’s creatively swift and sweet, Michaels-style.’ – Publishers Weekly on Hokus Pokus
Join beloved bestselling author Fern Michaels in her first holiday novel, a spirited, touching tale of three dynamic siblings who will do anything to bring their grandmother home for Christmas.
The Cisco triplets are appalled by their widowed father’s behavior. He seems to care more about his gold digging fianc e than he does about his own son and daughters. Even worse, Dad put their spunky grandmother head of the family candy company in a nursing home against her will. Setting out to spring Granny Cisco, college seniors Sara, Hannah, and Sam soon prove that trouble comes in threes. Apparently, so does love…
. As the triplets get their grandmother the medical care that will make her independent again, all three find unexpected romance. If everything goes according to plan, there’s going to be quite a crowd at Granny’s house come Christmas and more proof than ever that there’s No Place Like Home for the holidays.
Includes a discussion with Fern Michaels and an excerpt from her next novel, Late Bloomer
A NEW HOLIDAY CLASSIC! This heartwarming and hilarious New York Times bestseller from Fern Michaels, the acclaimed author of Pretty Woman and Crown Jewel, will delight and inspire readers this and every holiday season.
Right before Thanksgiving, a freak tornado drops down into the town of Larkspur in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains and destroys the house where matriarch and candy magnate Loretta Cisco has lived for fifty years. Thanks for nothing, Mother Nature! As if that’s not enough, Cisco sees that her beloved triplet grandchildren, Hannah, Sara, and Sam-all newlyweds-are having marital problems and yet they refuse to tell her what’s going on. So as Cisco’s neighbors help to rebuild her home in time for the holidays, she vows to work a miracle that will get her family back on track. Can she do it? Even without a roof over her head?
Join the rambunctious Cisco clan, where passions, tem pers, and humor run high-and the warm-hearted citizens of Larkspur-for a holiday celebration full of surprises, reunions, good old-fashioned family therapy, and maybe even a wedding!
Teresa Toots Amelia Loudenberry has crammed a great deal of living not to mention eight much loved husbands into her varied and rewarding life. Newly single, Toots is ready to taste life again, and fate has just handed her the perfect opportunity.
The owner of the gossip rag where Toots’s daughter works is about to lose the paper to his gambling debts. Eager to find a way to keep her daughter employed among the movers and shakers of Hollywood, Toots calls on her three trusted friends Sophie, Mavis, and Ida to help her pull some strings. Together, they ll hatch a plan that promises thrills, laughter, and more than a hint of danger. Putting aside her widow s weeds black was never her color, Toots will prove that you should never underestimate a Southern lady of a certain age, and that each day can be a gift, if you re willing to claim it
When Toots Loudenberry relocated to Los Angeles from South Carolina to be near her daughter, Abby, she expected to bump into the occasional celebrity. She just never expected them to be dead. Meanwhile, Toots, Sophie, and Mavis are concerned that the prestigious Dr. Sameer’s budding romance with Ida may have something to do with his ailing bank balance. And Abby s attempted makeover of the celebrity magazine The Informer into the most talked about tabloid in town could end more than just her career. But the Godmothers wouldn t be the Godmothers if they weren t pulling a few behind the scenes strings, and Abby s hopes of changing the fortunes of The Informer are still alive. Yet it ll take an assist from a source no one could have predicted, let alone see, to secure a story that will shake Tinseltown to its very core The Godmothers series is pure recession proof fun. Publishers Weekly
Teresa ‘Toots’ Loudenberry has a knack for finding adventure. But ever since Sophie convinced her friends to start holding regular seances, life in Los Angeles is getting a little too dramatic even for Toots’ tastes. When Ida receives a message suggesting that her late husband was murdered, Toots decides it’s time the Godmothers left L.A. for her hometown of Charleston…
Meanwhile, Mavis has been acting suspiciously and refuses to divulge what she’s up to. She should know by now that Ida, Toots, and Sophie will never let secrets rest or ignore a friend in need. And when the Godmothers discover that whoever killed Ida’s husband has plans for Ida too, they’ll do what they do best rally together, concoct a daring plan, and show the world there is no match for these formidable friends…
Life Starts NowNo sooner have Toots Loudenberry and her three best friends Sophie, Ida, and Mavis returned from Sacramento, where Sophie provided some much needed psychic advice to the First Lady of California, when another situation demands their attention…
Laura Leigh, a Hollywood starlet whose main talent seems to be landing in trouble, is missing. Toots’ daughter, Abby, has both a personal and professional stake in the story. Not only is she editor in chief at gossip magazine The Informer, but entertainment attorney Chris Clay, Abby’s would be beau, was the last person seen with Laura. And now he’s missing, too. With the help of friends in high and low places, the Godmothers will navigate Hollywood’s glittering inner circles and seedy underbelly to discover the truth. Along the way, they’ll uncover unexpected secrets that not even one of Sophie’s’s ances could have predicted…
Praise for Fern Michaels and The Godmothers Series’Pure recession proof fun.’ Publishers Weekly’Delightful…
witty, charming, and complicated, these four childhood chums prove that life is a gift no matter what age you are.’ RT Reviews
Sydney Webster’s comfortable New England life comes crashing down when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her penniless and evicted. She had no idea about his huge gambling debts, and is getting no sympathy from her hurt and angry twenty something daughter. With nowhere else to turn, Sydney takes shelter at a college friend’s B&B in Cedar key, Florida, where she begins to form a plan. As Syd turns her talent at spinning wool and knitting into a retail venture, other doors begin to open. She steps into the embrace of a community rich with love, laughter, friendship…
and secrets. And soon she faces a choice: spin a safety net, or spin forward and never look back. Entertaining and heart warming, this superb debut will win readers over with its real life challenges and quirky and compelling characters.
In this beautifully crafted and uplifting novel, the author of the acclaimed Spinning Forward welcomes readers back to the lush Florida island of Cedar Key, where the vibrant shades of hibiscus and azaleas are the perfect backdrop to a colorful, quirky community…
In the four years since Monica Brooks moved to Cedar Key, she’s found a home, a husband, and now a business to love. Taking over her mother’s bustling knitting shop is a welcome challenge, but Monica’s exciting plans are waylaid by unexpected news. Her husband’s ex wife has been deemed an unfit mother, and custody of their eight year old daughter, Clarissa, is to be transferred to Adam. Going straight from honeymoon to motherhood especially when she’s unsure she wants children leaves the normally even keeled Monica doubting herself at every turn. Yet in a place like Cedar Key, nobody goes it alone. With help from friends and relatives, Monica, Clarissa, and Adam begin to forge a close knit family of their own one that will need to be strong enough to withstand all the surprises set to unravel…
Praise for Spinning Forward ‘Poignant, absorbing, humorous…
a debut that tugs at the heart.’ Sophia Nash, author of A Dangerous Beauty ‘Captures the essence of what often lies in each of our hearts. Don’t miss it!’ J.L. Miles, author of Cold Rock River ‘Like a lazy island summer…
a story of secrets and loss, friendship and recovery, and rediscovered love.’ Laura Castoro, author of Love on the Line
Mistletoe, magic, twinkling lights, and stolen kisses…
Experience all the wonders of the holiday season with these four irresistible stories…
‘Holiday Magic’ by Fern MichaelsSki shop manager Stephanie Marshall is counting on a holiday bonus so she can put a down payment on a home for herself and her daughters. But her handsome boss, Eddie O’Brien, has his own Christmas wish one that could lead to a lifetime of loving…
‘A Very Merry Christmas’ by Cathy LambMeredith Ghirlandaio’s to do list is already overflowing, between keeping her B&B afloat, directing the town’s holiday concert, and trying to avoid rancher Logan Taylor. Doesn’t he know Meredith’s through with men even rugged, alpha, drop dead gorgeous men? Then again, some vows were meant to be broken…
‘A Very Maui Christmas’ by Mary CarterTara Lane has the perfect plan to avoid another hellish family holiday fly to Maui. Too bad her family decided to follow suit. But a laid back handyman is about to prove you don’t need snow to have a sparkling, sexy Christmas…
‘A Cedar Key Christmas’ by Terri DuLong Single mom Josie Sullivan is proud of her young daughter, Orli, for helping local fisherman Mr. Al restore his crumbling home. And when Mr. Al’s nephew, Ben, pays a visit, Josie realizes just how much Christmas magic one good deed can bring…
She embarked on a life of deception and unexpected passion…
Aristocratic breeding and virtue could not save beautiful and adventurous Tori Rawlings from a repugnant marriage. To escape her betrothed, she exchanged identities with a tavern wench…
and found herself in league with a band of brigands and at the mercy of Scarblade, the most notorious highwayman in England…
. Vixen in Velvet is vintage Fern Michaels an unforgettable novel of a young woman’s surrender to excitement darker than she’d ever imagined…
and a love more passionate than she’d ever known.
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels delivers stories seething with the passion and drama that have become her hallmarks. In Whitefire, she takes us to 16 century Russia during the reign of Ivan the Terrible an age of unspeakable savagery and unbridled passion. Here, in a land torn by violence, a man and a woman will journey to the limits of bitter hatred and white hot ecstasy in a spellbinding novel of love and adventure only Fern Michaels could write.
She possesses the courage and beauty of her wild Cossack ancestors. Now Katerina is on a vengeance quest against the marauders who destroyed her village and stole her priceless snow white horses in the name of the mad czar. Nor will she rest until she has killed the man who dared to take her innocence.
Never does she dream that it is her irresistible seducer a proud Mongol prince who will help her avenge her people and reclaim her horses. Together, they harness the fires of fury and passion that consume them. And, together, they forge a destiny as magnificent as the land and the love that is their glorious heritage
Sold into slavery, she vowed never to love. But he awakened within her, an unquenchable desire. Chosen by ancient Islam leader Emir Ramiff, to be his mistress and eventually his successor Valentina feels trapped and controlled by others. But then she discovers Saladin and a new breed of emotions.
Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the New York publishing world, Cathy Bissette sets up house on the shores of North Carolina but finds her refuge invaded by seaman Jared Parsons. Reissue.
From the bestselling author of sizzling novels that have thrilled millions comes a riveting tale of love and betrayal…
Cader Harris shook the dust of Hayden, Louisiana, from his feet eighteen years ago, aided by his football prowess, his movie star good looks and most of all by a handsome payoff from Foster Doyle Hayden, who thought that Cader wasn’t good enough for his daughter, Irene. Cader enjoyed a prosperous career, and more than his share of beautiful women. Now, with his fortunes running low, Cader has come home for a last chance at the big time…
and much more.
When Irene Hayden married someone else and too few months later gave birth to a boy, Cader was shocked. He kept to his side of the bargain…
until a secret deal with Delta Oil gave him an excuse to see his son and the golden, tempestuous woman he should have claimed long ago.
But before Irene there was Sunday Waters, a girl who, like Cader, came from the wrong side of the tracks. Sunny gave herself to him heart and soul, and they shared a white hot passion. Then Irene Hayden snapped her fingers and Cader went running. Now Cader will discover how much can change when girls become women…
and that sometimes a banked fire can reignite to blaze hotter than before…
Gemini Delaney had left her beloved friend Samantha Blakely controlling interest in her family business, a magazine conglomerate the same conglomerate that owned the magazine that had just hired Sam as a photojournalist. Now, she couldn’t tell her new boss, Christian Delaney, that she was ‘the’ Sam Blakely who had inherited his rightful legacy. If he discovers the truth, he’ll have every reason to hate her. What Sam needs now is a loophole.
A New York Times Bestselling Author With nothing but her shattered pride and wedding dress, Jill Barton flees town after the heartbreak and humiliation of being left at the altar. While a charming country retreat in Washington State offers her sanctuary, its hard bitten owner, Logan Matthews, does not. And soon Jill realizes that nothing is safe around Logan not her secrets, not her desires and especially not her heart.
A New York Times Bestselling Author
In a spellbinding novel of love and its miracles, bestselling author Fern Michaels brings readers the passions of two stubborn rivals. Jan Warren left the East for one desperate reason: to help her young, wheelchair bound brother get well. After inheriting a ranch in the beautiful Arizona desert, she put everything into making a success of Rancho Arroyo. But there were mounting problems and they were not helped by neighboring rancher Derek Bannon.
A New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Andrews knew the type. Adam Noble was one of the rich and famous who whiled away his summers in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine. Yet there was a powerful attraction between them, and Carly found herself drawn to a man hopelessly out of her league. Caught in a summer storm of passion, she reveled in his embrace. But would Carly ever know the real Adam Noble, apart from his wealth and status and could she ever trust him with her heart?
They vowed to remain the bitterest of enemies, even as their love ignited in a frenzy of desire and surrender…
. Only Fern Michaels could tell this rapturous tale of love among the lush plantations of exotic Brazil…
Her sizzling, bestselling novels have thrilled readers around the world. Sloan MacAllister was the loyal white brother of a mighty Seminole chief an American renegade pledged to save a proud tribe from a cruel general’s ruthlessness during the Indian Wars. Deep in the lush Florida wilderness, he encountered a savage golden haired beauty, raised by the Indians since childhood. A gift to him from the grateful chief Osceola, lovely Chala joined Sloan in the battle for the Seminoles’ freedom. She was a fierce warrior in a noble cause…
a woman whose love defied the treacheries of fate…
and a passionate companion as sweet and untamed as Wild Honey.
The Spanish provinces of Castile, Leona, and Galicia were in upheaval. King Ferdinando, who until his death six years ago had reigned over these northern territories, had divided his kingdom amongst his three sons, bequeathing them a political muddle. Sancho, the eldest received Castile; Alphonso, the middle son, inherited Leona; and Galicia went to the third and youngest son, Garcia. The arguments between the princes began almost as soon as the funeral was over. Greed led to squabbles and distrust between the sons of Ferdinando. Pledged to Sancho, Rodrigo Ruy Diaz of Bivar El Cid soon founded his reputation as a warrior par excellence. He enjoyed the status of a legend even while he lived. Politics and power dictated his life, but not necessarily his need to love…
Immortalised in ballad, play and film, the life of Rodrigo Ruy Diaz El Cid has fascinated storytellers through the centuries. Tender Warrior explores the possibility that El Cid would have loved the woman he chose for himself, rather than the woman politics chose for him.
A New York Times Bestselling Author Deep in the woods, a cunning killer is hiding the evidence of his most recent crime. But his work is interrupted by an unwelcome visitor…
a little boy who has seen it all and must be silenced. Pediatrician Lorrie Ryan has taken her seven year old nephew camping to give the hemophiliac boy some time away from his overprotective parents and have the adventure he’s always wanted. Then, in one shocking moment, Davey disappears.
But her success as a bestselling author of sexy historical romances had cost Rita Bellamy her marriage and jeopardized her relationships with her three grown children. Two years after her divorce, Rita was still blaming herself though she knew her ambition was not the only reason her marriage had failed. Her saving grace was her writing. While working on her latest epic at her lakeside cottage in Pennsylvania, with only a typewriter and sleeping bag for company, she decided it was time to really live her own life to furnish her place her way, to demand her children’s respect, and to take a second chance on love…
. Based on true life experience, All She Can Be is Fern Michaels at her best the deeply heartfelt story of a woman struggling to find happiness in a world where love and duty too often collide.
Before her Vegas trilogy and Texas saga soared onto bestseller lists, millions of readers were captivated by the thrilling historical romances written by Fern Michaels. Here is one of her all time classics, a bold tale of a brave immigrant girl who in the late nineteenth century journeys to a new world and a promising future, risking her heart to make her dreams come true…
. Callie James learned to survive in the squalid back alleys of Dublin. Tough, spirited, and beautiful, she was sent to New York to find her fortune. There she discovered friendship and encouragement from newspaperman Byrch Kenyon, who saw in the brash girl the desirable woman she would one day become. Rossiter Powers, the rich son of a respected family, saw something else in Callie and nearly destroyed her. Hugh MacDuff, rich only in love and compassion, did his best to save her. But Callie strong, smart, and determined to succeed insisted on taking charge of her own destiny.
When Dory first left Manhattan for life with Griff Michaels in Washington, D.C., she threw herself into cooking, cleaning, baking, and decorating with the same energy that had made her magazine career a success. But as the months passed, she had to work harder and harder at happiness. She grew fat and sloppy, and Griff grew more and more distant. For the first time in her life, Dory was afraid of losing love, purpose, and, most of all, herself.
Since she was a young girl, Chelsea Myles has performed with her uncle Cosmo’s theater troupe, entertaining London’s roughest crowds while Cosmo picks customers’ pockets. Fate has given her no other means of surviving. Until one night, a robbery goes awry and Chelsea is left holding a fortune in gold – enough to buy her passage to Australia, and the chance of a new life. On board the vessel bound for New South Wales, Chelsea meets charismatic Quaid Tanner, who’s returning to his vineyard in Sydney. Their affair is as brief as it is blissful, for Quaid holds a secret that must keep them apart. But beneath the endless skies of this bold new land, two passionate hearts will defy the odds and overcome every obstacle to find a way back to each other… To Taste The Wine
A tale of love amid war, of love against all odds, as a beautiful half French, half American nurse and the idealistic officer she loves struggle to survive in the chaos of Vietnam…
From the Paperback edition.
Ruby is determined to have a better life when she leaves her bitter childhood behind for post World War II Washington, D.C. A job as a Navy secretary soon blossoms into love and marriage. The life of a military wife turns out to be harsher and lonelier than Ruby bargained for, but though it destroys her illusions, it cannot overcome her determination to succeed and find happiness. She raises two children, creates a home, and begins baking cookies in hope of starting a business. After years of struggle, her cookies start to bring in more money than she ever dreamed of. But closest to her heart is the memory of the man she longs for in her soul, a man no cookie can replace…
Bestselling author Fern Michaels has won the hearts of readers worldwide with her sweeping novels of women coping with the challenges of love. Now, in To Have and to Hold, she tells the compelling story of a woman very much of her generation, a woman who harnesses tragedy and grows courageously into the nineties strong, independent, and free to love.
It is 1970 and Kate Starr is the perfect wife, the perfect mother, and the perfect housekeeper. But soon after her husband Patrick departs for a tour of duty in Vietnam, he is listed as MIA. Suddenly, Kate must raise their two daughters by herself, learn how to earn a living, and struggle with the U.S. government to get news of her husband.
It is ultimately the government’s callousness that turns Kate into an activist, determined to be heard. It is the beginning of a new Kate Starr. Twenty years later, she has educated herself and her daughters, started a successful business…
and finally found love again, the fulfilling love of a passionate woman…
Deeply felt and incredibly moving, To Have and to Hold traces the awakening of a remarkable woman who learns that sometimes in order to keep love in our hearts, we have to let it go.
Bestselling author Fern Michaels has always thrilled readers with her involving novels of contemporary women looking for love in the face of overwhelming odds. Now, in Desperate Measures, she brings to life the spellbinding story of a love triangle, and the heartbreak and elation that come with the search for true love…
. An orphan whose wealthy uncle saved him from a life of poverty, Pete Sorenson has lived a fairy tale life complete with a sweet princess named Annie who provides the emotional support that Pete needs to launch his career as a high powered attorney. But then Maddie Stern enters Pete’s life. Maddie was a foster child, too, and her breathtaking beauty and mysterious allure entrance Pete. Together they plan a wonderful future. But just days before the wedding, Maddie disappears. His world shattered, Pete reaches out to the one person who has always been there for him. Annie leaves behind her life in Boston to pick up the pieces for Pete, both of them knowing that Maddie must be out there somewhere…
. Filled with all the drama, passion, and emotion that have made her novels international bestsellers, Desperate Measures is Fern Michaels writing at the top of her form and her storytelling best.
Serendipity transforms a heartbroken girl into a proud, sophisticated woman…
Six years ago, Jory Ryan Landers fled Philadelphia after a brief, tragic marriage to wealthy Ross Landers. Now Jory has come home to make peace with the past. And to face an uncertain future. Serendipity enables a woman to trust her heart in friendship and in love…
With the unexpected jolt of a brief summer storm, Jory falls for Ross’s best friend…
and becomes entangled with the Landers family and the business she ran away from. Serendipity propels a woman at the crossroads toward a magnificent destiny…
Suddenly Jory finds herself at the helm of an empire, confronted with changes and choices she never dreamed possible, and ready to meet a future ripe with the promise of lasting love…
. From the Hardcover edition.
When rich, spoiled Callie Parker was a little girl, her father ‘adopted’ three children as her playmates. Parker Manor became the new home of Bode Jessup, Callie’s idol and ‘big brother,’ and of Brie and Sela, two girls from poor families who thrived in their new surroundings. Now, years later, Callie lies in a coma on the eve of what was to have been her lavish society wedding. Bode, now a lawyer, Brie, an FBI agent, and the much married Sela had returned to celebrate, but in the aftermath of a terrible accident they will discover the shocking truth about their family. Their cherished Yesterdays are gone, and a dark secret threatens to tear them apart. Yesterday is a poignant novel of intrigue, turmoil, and intimate family drama, each individual brought to life as only Fern Michaels can.
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels offers the compelling story of Emily, who at 40 has nothing to show for 20 years of marriage except a letter from her husband that begins ‘Dear Emily‘. Now, Emily needs to reclaim her life slimming down, starting a business, and falling in love.
A brilliant movie career, two adoring husbands none of it is enough to erase the memory of Ariel Hart’s one true love. Back when she was plain, shy Aggie Bixby, a dark eyed young man named Felix touched her heart then vanished from her life. Now, she s about to do something shocking andoutrageous sell her house and leave Hollywood behind. Making her new home in the quiet town of Chula Vista, she meets Lex Sanders, a wealthy rancher and breeder of Arabian horses. Ariel sees something familiar in his smoldering eyes something that triggers long buried memories of a love so pure and so perfect,it couldn t possibly last Or could it?
The talents of four stellar authors are brought together in one passionate anthology that celebrates Homecomings and the joy of love. Janet Dailey is a New York Times bestsellingauthor of nearly 100 novels with an estimated 180 million copies in print worldwide, making her the bestselling living author in the world!Fern Michaels is The New York Times bestselling author of Dear Emily, which has more than 600,000 copies in print, and the Texas trilogy that has sold millions of copies.
Once chance happening was enough to change Dr Sara Killian’s life forever.
If Billy Sweet had not been rushed to the ER department of her hospital, and if she hadn’t been on duty, Sara would never have met and fallen in love with rock star Dallas Lord. But then, as suddenly as they met, Dallas disappeared; his only legacy a priceless song he had written for her.
A vicious assault convinces Sara that someone is desperate to get his or her hands on her song. After she meets Adam, Dallas’s brother and manager, Sara is shocked to find that she is immediately attracted to him even though she can’t shake the feeling that he may be behind the attack. Torn between her memories of Dallas and her feelings for Adam, Sara is faced with one of the most difficult decisions of her life.
Growing up in a magnificent Charleston home, Jessie Rowland wants for nothing. Her rich, indulgent father has filled her room with expensive toys, but her frantically over-protective mother keeps her from having friends and never lets her out of her sight. As she grows into adulthood, her family’s stifling possessiveness feeds her feelings of loss and isolation and fuels terrible nightmares from which she wakes screaming, night after night. At nineteen, she makes her escape to Washington, D. C., where no one knows her and where, as assistant to a prominent Texas senator, she is soon swept into a whirlwind marriage to his handsome son. But as the Senator’s career collapses in scandal, her marriage turns ugly and abusive, triggering again her strange dreams of lost happiness. Finders Keepers is Jessie’s story – the story of a child stolen from a loving home…
of a woman lost in a life that is not her own…
of a family shattered by an unspeakable crime. Jessie must rip the veil of every illusion before she can reclaim her life, and journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can find her way back to the place she can truly call home.
Amazon. com Review After decades as an army wife, Kristine Kelly isn’t sure how to handle the transition back to civilian life after her husband Logan disappears with their savings. Unable to handle the finances and shocked by the anger her children have towards their absent father, Kristine turns to alcohol for comfort, an act that only pushes her children further away. But with the help of friend Aaron Dunwoodie, Kristine sobers up, reunites with her family and enjoys a burgeoning romance with Aaron. Just as her life is back in order, Logan reappears, claiming that he is dying and desperate for attention. When Kristine delays her marriage to Aaron in order to play nursemaid to Logan, it looks as if she may once again submit herself to Logan’s will. Celebration is a moving portrayal of a woman’s struggle to find courage and independence after abandonment by her husband, and is a thoroughly engaging read. Nancy R.E. O’Brien
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and for Heather Andrews, security manager at Timberwoods Mall, undoubtedly the busiest. But this Christmas, Heather has more to contend with than frazzled parents and disgruntled Santas. Angela Steinhart, a young woman who designed the mall s spectacular holiday displays, has had a premonition that tragedy will strike on Christmas Eve. And Angela s visions have a habit of coming true. Heather would love to dismiss the warning as holiday stress. But the more she gets to know the quiet, lonely Angela, the more she trusts her. In Lex, her boss, Heather finds an ally and the glimmer of something more profound. And as the days count down, it will take all of her wits, hope, and unflagging courage to stop someone from destroying the season in one Split Second…
Out of the blue, Annie finds a half million dollars on the day of her college graduation. Vowing to pay the money back one day, she takes the cash and doesn’t look back. Ten years later, engaged and a successful owner of a chain of elegant coffee bars, Annie begins making good on her promise to return the money with anonymous monthly payments. Then suddenly, the dark history of the money returns to haunt her and Annie is plunged into the chaos of a deadly chase, forced to use all her wits to keep her world from unraveling.
With her parents gone, her twin sister, Kitty, about to be married, and no hint of Mr. Right on the horizon, Josie Dupre is lonesome. Luckily, she has her booming New Orleans catering business, and her fluffy white dog, Rosie, to keep her company.
Then, with all the subtlety of Bourbon Street at Mardi Gras, a jumbo sized Boxer destroys Josie’s flowering windowboxes, and in the process, brazenly captures petite Rosie’s undying devotion. Now that Rosie and the aptly named Zip are an item, Josie finds herself an unwilling chaperone and doing her best to avoid Zip’s owner, the irritatingly appealing Paul Brouillette.
Anyone can see that the wealthy, sexy Paul is little more than a love ’em and leave ’em Cajun playboy. He’s all for l’amour, but Josie has no intention of falling for him. Still, ever since Paul came into her life, strange things have been happening. She hears music that isn’t there. Then she smells her mother’s favorite cologne in an empty room. Maybe her mom’s trying to send her a message. Something about finding love where you least expect it…
And listening to your heart.
From Library Journal Born with a port wine stain that obscures half her face, Abby Mitchell is dogged by tragedy: her parents die, she is separated from her only sister, a surgical procedure to help her face fails, and her boyfriend croaks. Through all of this horror, she behaves like a saint and is eventually reunited with her sister, the so called ‘bad seed.’ As it turns out, Mallory isn’t all that bad, but she does have some disturbing revelations concerning the deaths that follow Abby around. When the sisters throw a fancy party to lure a murderer into the open, they get more than they bargained for. While some of the plot elements in this story are laughable such as the repeated lack of autopsies on people dying under questionable circumstances and the whining narration by Jen Taylor irritating, it’s difficult to stop listening until the absolute end. Michaels’s Yesterday message is that happiness often comes with a high price and everything does not always turn out well…
something seldom seen in romances. A marginal purchase. Barbara Perkins, Irving P.L., TX Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
If her abusive husband had not tried to kill her and her beloved dog, Helen Ward might never have left her million dollar home and run far away. Now, Helen’s changed her identity and moved across the country, hopeful that she can be safe, happy, maybe even loved. And when she meets college professor Sam Tolliver, she begins to believe fairy tales do come true.
But the past is catching up with Helen and her fear is growing. Soon, she’ll have to face the biggest decision of her life, a decision that will determine her future and her very identity.
From New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels comes her most emotionally powerful novel to date a heartwarming tale of love and envy, friendship and forgiveness, that introduces an unforgettable hero*ine, Cady Jordan, who comes into her own as she recovers her memory of a childhood tragedy. Twenty years have passed since the incident involving six lonely children at a secret playground in Indigo Valley, Pennsylvania, which left the town bully dead and ten year old Cady Jordan seriously injured. Now Cady has returned to the valley to care for her ailing grandmother, Lola, an eccentric retired Wlm star, who is the only person Cady has ever truly loved. While Cady has recovered physically and has grown into an attractive and intelligent but overly cautious young woman, she has no memory of her childhood tragedy. Lola desperately wants to see Cady embrace life and Wnd the happiness she deserves, so she pushes her granddaughter to ‘remember’ so she can go forward with her life. As Cady reacquaints herself with her old friends Amy, who is now a wife and mother; Andy, an insurance agent; Pete, an attorney; and Mac, the town’s chief of police she begins to recall bits and pieces of what happened that fateful day. Cady also discovers a new zest for life and falls in love for the Wrst time. But her friends don’t want her to remember. If the truth comes out, their safe and secure lives might be ruined forever. Which of them will do what is best for Cady and acknowledge the truth? Which of them will betray her again and do what is best for themselves? With vibrant characters, Michaels’s distinctive blend of humor and poignancy, and a suspenseful story line that holds readers engrossed until the Wnal page is turned, Late Bloomer takes readers on a young woman’s journey of self discovery that is at once exciting, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant.
Back in college, Jane Lewis would have given anything to be like homecoming queen Connie Bryan. Instead, she was just Plain Jane overweight, frumpy and painfully shy. That was then. Today, a lovely and confident Dr. Jane Lewis has a thriving psychotherapy practice, her own radio talk show, a beautiful old Louisiana mansion, and her affectionate, nutty dog, Olive, to keep her company. The only thing missing is someone to share her life.
Jane has never forgotten Michael Sorenson, the boy she had admired from afar in college. Now, he’s inspiring her to hope for a future together. She’s also never forgotten the brutal, unsolved attack that ended Connie Bryan’s life and that haunts her still. Suddenly, the present collides with the past, as Jane finds clues into the identities of Connie’s attackers clues that send her into a world of risk and excitement, challenging her to become a truly extraordinary woman…
if she dares.
Professional mountaineer Lily is building a new life for herself in ways she never would have expected. She’s traded the mountain wilderness of Wyoming for the lush river country of the deep South, where she is busy restoring a fine old Natchez, Mississippi house. And she’s rediscovered happiness with Matt Starr, the man she has always loved. But Lily’s dreams for the future are suddenly threatened when Matt disappears without a trace. Fearing foul play, she is determined to use her wits and her will to find him, embarking on a dangerous journey into unfamiliar territory. Though tested as never before, Lily knows that somehow she is being guided by a source she cannot explain one that will help her find the courage to hold onto everything that’s dear…
A New York Times Bestseller To Manhattan editor Dani Arnold, it might have sounded like something out of a novel. But when she impulsively comes to the aid of a lost child, she finds herself plunged into a mystery more dangerous than anything on the city streets with an enigmatic stranger who threatens everything she believes in…
yet fascinates her in a way no other man ever has…
Dr. Alex Mendenares will do anything to keep his daughter safe. Now, against the most deadly odds, Alex must place his trust in a woman he barely knows…
But would like to know much better.
When Dr. Blake Hunter discovers Casey Edwards wandering along a Sweetwater, Georgia, road, she’s a woman without a past, her memory stripped of the terrifying events that shattered her innocence a decade ago. The scrap of paper she clutches in her hand bears the address of Swan House, the magnificent mansion where Casey’s mother lives with her mysteriously ailing husband. But ‘home’ turns out to be anything but a safe haven…
A near fatal hit and run; neighbors who won’t look her in the eye; a sinister man whispering with her mother behind closed doors…
each disturbing experience makes Casey more determined to untangle the web of secrets that threaten her future. But someone wants Casey out of the way before she remembers too much. It will take the strength she’s always had and the love she’s just found to save her.
Bestselling author Fern Michaels creates breathtaking excitement with this page turning novel of twin sisters who pull off a daring identity switch that lands them in the middle of love and danger. Atlanta police detective Aggie Jade is still recovering from the raid that took the life of her partner and former boyfriend and nearly killed her and her beloved K 9. She’s not ready to hit the streets again, but she’s desperate to hunt down the cop killers who shattered her world. That’s when she asks her identical twin sister to trade places with her…
. Lizzie Jade is as flashy and fiery as Aggie is quiet and conservative and the high rolling Vegas gambler loves a challenge: turning in her stiletto heels for a badge is the perfect role for Aggie’s ‘wild card’ sister. But the gutsy charade gets complicated when sexy investigative reporter Nathan Hawke senses something bold and new about ‘Aggie,’ who no longer shies away from his flirtations. As Lizzie and Nathan join forces to uncover a web of lies and corruption, Lizzie finds herself giving in to his charms. But how can she confess that she’s not who he thinks she is? And how can she let herself fall in love when she and her twin might have to run for their lives?
Ricky Lam had it all a thriving film career, the adoration of countless fans, incredible wealth, and a cocaine and alcohol problem that was about to destroy him. Luckily, he also had a business manager his straight arrow older brother Philip who strong armed him into an addiction clinic. But not even the passage of fifteen years, Ricky’s rehabilitation, and undreamed of success for both men can mend the rift that erupted between the brothers during those dark days. Now all that remains is a business relationship, although Ricky yearns for more. When tragedy strikes, erasing Ricky’s dreams of winning Philip’s forgiveness, Ricky resets his priorities. He turns his back on Hollywood, invites his two illegitimate sons into his life, hoping to become a real father to them. He dedicates himself to his brother’s dream the construction of a resort called the Crown Jewel. When Ricky steps into his brother’s shoes he encounters unsettling contradictions, as well as an amazing woman his sister in law Roxy Lam. She leads him to the mystery at the center of his brother’s life and into a love affair far richer and more challenging than any he has experienced before. As Ricky attempts to discover the brother he loved but never truly knew, he must settle a grave injustice committed decades ago, even if it means risking his fame, his fortune, and his life.
With her bestselling mix of thrilling twists and characters to cheer for, Fern Michaels delves inside Washington, D.C.’s halls of power and into the heart of an independent woman driven by passion and bound by duty.
Raised by her loving but eccentric aunt, former F.B.I. agent Quinn Star has always relied on herself how else could she have survived the Bureau’s old boys network, or navigated the heartbreak of a thwarted affair with her boss? Now Quinn risks her life every day in the Secret Service, protecting the First Lady of the United States. Only she can’t safeguard her from the ruthless advisors intent on hiding the President’s debilitating illness for their political gain. Suspecting a conspiracy that places the fate of the President, his wife and the nation on the line, Quinn whisks the First Lady out of the capital to her South Carolina home. But nowhere is truly safe from whoever is pulling the strings in a lethal game designed to keep Quinn from uncovering the truth. And no one can tell Quinn if she should risk her heart when a lover emerges from the shadows of the past…
When the heart is willing love has no secrets. Paint Me RainbowsWith nothing but her shattered pride and a wedding dress, Jill Barton flees town after the heartbreak of being left at the altar. While a charming country retreat in Washington offers her sanctuary, its hard bitten owner, Logan Matthews, does not. And soon Jill realizes that nothing is safe around Logan especially not her heart. Whisper My NamePhotographer Samantha Blakely is thrilled to land a job at Daylight magazine. Then she meets the owner, Christian Delaney, whose mere gaze leaves her wanting more. But how can she confess that she also happens to be the hated inheritor of his rightful legacy? And what will he do once he learns the truth?
Rosie Gardener Bliss loses her best friend and business partner Vickie Winters the day she marries sweet-talking Kent Bliss in Savannah, Georgia. Vickie tried to warn Rosie that Kent is a handsome womaniser who’s only marrying her for her money, but Rosie refuses to listen. She believes Vickie is jealous. Over-weight Rosie is getting married while slim Vickie remains single. Three years later on her wedding anniversary Rosie, who has gained fifty pounds during her miserable marriage, decides she’s had enough of Kent. For three years he’s ignored her, insulted her, cheated on her and spent her hard-earned money. When he arrives four hours late for their anniversary dinner, she kicks him out of the house. The next morning she discovers one of the five lottery tickets a gas station attendant suggested she buy bears the winning numbers in the USD302 million lottery. She won the jackpot! The only problem is Rosie’s husband Kent suspects she has the winning ticket. Furious and bitter about the way Kent has treated her, Rosie denies possessing the winning ticket. She’d rather not claim the money at all than see the man who’s used and abused her get half of the money. But Kent, a man ruled by avarice, sets up a plan to get his half of the jackpot or perhaps all of it. As Rosie struggles to regain her self-esteem by losing weight and getting physically fit, reconciling with her old friend Vickie, standing up to her soon-to-be-ex-husband, and falling in love with her trainer, she learns about forgiveness and what makes a person truly wealthy.
Lucy Baker walks away from her high flying legal career when she successfully defends yet another heinous criminal. Almost a year after her life changing decision, Lucy has never been happier. Leaving New York City for the suburbs, tending her garden and her dog, Lucy is making future plans with her fianc , Jonathan St. Clair and getting acquainted with her neighbors, including the handsome, exasperating one next door, Wylie Wilson. But when FBI special agents confront Lucy with shocking revelations about her fianc ‘s secret double life, everything about her husband to be is cast in suspicion. Recovering from a freak accident that has left her with a heightened sense of intuition, and getting closer than she ever dreamed to Wylie, Lucy must determine who to trust and fast, before someone breaks down her defenses and targets her…
Fern Michaels makes every page shine Booklist in this New York Times bestseller that changes the face of true love and proves it’s not always where you expect to find it…
. Darby Lane and Russell Gunn had been inseparable friends since their days in the Horseshoe, the wonderful Baton Rouge neighborhood of their youth. But after graduate school, a tragic accident takes Russ s life and Darby s world is shattered. Her long journey to healing brings her closer to Russ s brother Ben, whom she begins to see through new eyes. Suddenly love blooms in the place of grief; and now, with the help of the three wily and colorful aunts who raised her, Darby faces the challenge of reuniting Ben with his estranged father if she and her aunts can get through the conniving schemes of Ben s social climber stepmother. Bit by bit, Darby discovers that loss can build new life and love truly can conquer anything.
No other author plumbs the depths of the human heart or portrays the joys of human redemption quite like Fern Michaels. In Fool Me Once, she captures the fraught, yet richly satisfying story of one woman’s search for the mother she never knew and her discovery of the woman she s yet to become. Olivia Lowell always believed her father s claim that her mother died in childbirth, until the shocking day a lawyer informs her that her mother has just passed away, leaving her a fortune. The money comes with a caveat and a confession. In her will, Olivia s mother reveals that she and two college friends committed a crime long ago, and now she wants Olivia to track down her accomplices and convince them to come clean. Feeling betrayed by her father, and unsure that she even wants her mother s tainted money, Olivia must decide if she can handle the secrets of the past. Fulfilling her mother s request won t be easy, nor will mending her relationship with her father. But with the help and affections of a handsome young lawyer, and the sweet companionship of her beloved terriers, Olivia will come to understand who her mother really was, and who she, herself, was meant to be
In a dazzling celebration of the power of friendship and love, acclaimed bestselling author Fern Michaels brings her trademark wit and warmth to an action packed story featuring a group of diverse women who bond Survivor style under the most unlikely of circumstances…
and find romance along the way.
When Samantha Rainford newly wed to Douglas Cosmo Rainford III returns home from her honeymoon to find divorce papers waiting, she’s shocked and heartbroken. Then she discovers that she’s not the first to be abandoned she’s one of four or maybe more ex Mrs. Rainfords and decides it’s time to put into practice that old truism: Don’t get mad, get even.
With the help of her longtime girlfriend Slick, a glamorous fashion model, Sam gathers together a highly unlikely team: Mrs. Kayla Rainford, an architect who moonlights as an exotic dancer; Mrs. Zoe Rainford, a plumber; and Mrs. Olivia Rainford, a former cheerleader and cartoon artist. Sam and Slick flunked out of FBI training school, but they still learned a few things there like how to plan a mission. And the fivesome is determined to do whatever it takes to bring down Douglas Rainford III.
Whatever it takes means attending a top secret private special ops training camp in the North Carolina mountains, where Sam meets fiercely disciplined ex CIA operative Kollar Havapopulas. Six feet three and handsome as a Greek god, ‘Pappy’ is the best at what he does transforming civilians into highly skilled fighting teams. What he’s less adept at, however, is telling a woman how he feels, and before long he discovers he’s developing some very warm feelings for Samantha Rainford an attraction that seems fated to be a total disaster. Two personalities as strong as Sam and Pappy are sure to strike sparks, but will the fire that burns between them consume everything in its way?
For generations, the Windsors have lived on the family’s grand estate in Crestwood, South Carolina, as intertwined with local life as sweet tea and pecan pie. Now, on the anniversary of her daughter Emily s death, Sarabess Windsor believes she may be the last to carry the family name unless she can find her second daughter, Trinity, who disappeared fifteen years ago.
Trinity grew up as Trinity Henderson, adopted by the Windsor foreman and his wife. Trinity was conceived not out of love, but out of Sarabess s desperate attempt to prolong Emily s life by providing a bone marrow donor. On her fifteenth birthday, Trinity ran away and hasn t been seen in Crestwood since. But the town has never forgotten her especially not handsome lawyer Jake Forrest. And although Jake has no desire to help selfish Sarabess Windsor, the thought of seeing his childhood friend again fills a void in his heart that Jake didn t even know existed.
Trinity swore never to return to Crestwood. Not for the mother who callously abandoned her, not for the late father she hardly knew, not for the huge family trust she stands to inherit. But some ties to a place, to a past, to the people we once were and dreams we once had can never be fully broken. And as family secrets are revealed, and desires old and new come to light, Trinity may discover the one thing she never expected to find in Crestwood: a place to call home at last.
NightstarCaren Ainsley was plucked from obscurity to be the face of Nightstar, the hot new perfume from Rayven Cosmetics. More than that, she’s fallen for Marc Rayven. But his world is ruthless and competitive. Can Caren hold on to everything or will it vanish when the clock strikes midnight? Beyond TomorrowCarly Andrews’s predictable life as the manager of a real estate agency was turned upside down the day Adam Noble commissioned her to fi nd his dream house. In Bar Harbor, Maine, the Noble family was the next thing to royalty, but despite Adam’s obvious desire for her, Carly couldn’t help wondering what a man who had everything would want with a woman like her ordinary, average, unremarkable?
College senior Lily Madison is on her own and desperate to pay for her last semester of school. With nowhere to turn, she makes the difficult decision to donate her eggs to a fertility clinic. Peter Kelly is also a penniless student who supplements his tuition money by visiting a sperm bank. One day, Lily and Pete meet at the clinic and talk about their secret. They agree the clinic gives them an odd feeling, as if all is not as it seems. Despite their obvious attraction, Lily and Pete go their separate ways. Nineteen years have passed and Lily often wonders if she has a child somewhere in the world. She also thinks a lot about Pete. Now a wealthy entrepreneur, Pete never forgot Lily either, and when he sees her in an airport one day, he falls for her all over again. But while they enjoy their unlikely reunion, a story on the news has them riveted. Two teenage boys are missing and their disappearance may be linked to the fertility clinic Pete and Lily visited in college. In a shocking twist, one of the boys looks exactly like Pete. Lily and Pete are now determined to find out what really went on at the clinic all those years ago. When the whole story comes out, the truth will be more than they bargained for. But they will discover that letting go of their secrets from the past is the best way to build a future worth fighting for
At seventeen, Rosalind ‘Lin’ Townsend finds herself pregnant and alone. Her father, deeply religious yet cruel, throws her out of the house. Nick Pemberton, her baby’s father and the man she naively hoped might marry her, rejects her. Yet even at the lowest point in her life, Lin vows to succeed on her own terms, and to give her son, Will, all the love and happiness she’s been denied. Nineteen years later, Lin has made good on her promises. She’s the owner of a thriving diner in her Georgia hometown, and Will has grown into a fine, intelligent young man who’s about to start his freshman year at NYU. But when Lin visits New York with Will, she crosses paths with the one man she was sure she’d never see again-Nick Pemberton, now a millionaire CEO, the man who sent back all her letters unopened, marked ‘Return To Sender.’ Seeing him fills Lin with anger – and she resolves to right the wrong he did to Will. Helped by Jason, a hired detective, and her best friend, Sally, Lin sets out to disrupt Nick’s life and his finances, with spectacular results. But the truth is more complex and surprising than she imagined. And soon Lin must choose – between the revenge she thought would free her, and the bright new future that’s about to be delivered to her door…
Kate and Alex Rocket are blessed with a wonderful marriage and a lovely home. Although Kate can’t have children, she and Alex look upon Sara and Emily, daughters of their good friends Don and Debbie Winter, as part of their family. With one phone call, everything changes. Sara accuses Alex of a terrible act, opening up a vicious rift between the couples. Kate watches helplessly as her innocent husband is convicted and sent to prison. But when even greater tragedy strikes, Kate’s grief turns to anger, and she discovers an inner strength and steel edged resolve to clear her husband’s name and ruin those who destroyed their life together. But Kate’s greatest challenge will be in avenging Alex without losing her chance at a new future and a precious new love…
Atlanta homicide detective Patrick ‘Tick’ Kelly turned his back on the world the day his wife and children were murdered. Abandoning his city and his career, he holed up in a beach house on Mango Key, Florida, and drowned his grief in Jack Daniels. Now sober and a bestselling author, Tick would gladly stay a recluse forever if his brother Pete didn’t keep trying to drag him back to the land of the living. After years of sacrificing her personal life in favor of her DEA job, special agent Kate Rush resigned and moved back to her native Miami. But the unofficial assignment that has just come her way is too intriguing to pass up. She and a fellow ex-agent are relocated to Mango Key to keep an eye on an imposing, mysterious fortress believed to be at the center of a human trafficking ring. At first, the Kelly brothers are suspected of involvement, but Kate is sure Tick poses no danger – except for the slow-burning gaze that makes her breath catch and her heart race. Tick finds himself fascinated by Kate’s investigation – and by her inviting mix of courage and kindness. Teaming up, they uncover a web of betrayal, blackmail, and ruthless greed. And as danger mounts, Tick realizes how far he’ll go to protect the rare and surprising gift that’s come his way: a second chance at a happy ending.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and for Heather Andrews, security manager at Timberwoods Mall, undoubtedly the busiest. But this Christmas, Heather has more to contend with than frazzled parents and disgruntled Santas. Angela Steinhart, a young woman who designed the mall s spectacular holiday displays, has had a premonition that tragedy will strike on Christmas Eve. And Angela s visions have a habit of coming true. Heather would love to dismiss the warning as holiday stress. But the more she gets to know the quiet, lonely Angela, the more she trusts her. In Lex, her boss, Heather finds an ally and the glimmer of something more profound. And as the days count down, it will take all of her wits, hope, and unflagging courage to stop someone from destroying the season in one split second…
From 1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels one of the most beloved authors of our time comes a gripping new novel filled with heart and hope, as a young woman wrongly found guilty of murder receives the gift of a second chance…
On the eve of her retirement, Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani is as vivacious and vibrant as ever, eagerly anticipating a happy future with her partner, Ben. But if Kala has learned anything in thirty five years of practicing law, it’s that the truth can always surprise you. And when Adam Star turns up at her office, confessing to the long ago murder of his wife, Kala must return to a notorious case that has never stopped haunting her. Ten years have passed since young nurse Sophie Lee was accused of murdering her wealthy patient, Audrey Star. Kala defended Sophie and had no doubt of her innocence or of Adam Star’s guilt but the prosecution convinced a jury otherwise. Sophie was convicted on a Tuesday the day on which every significant event in her life, good or bad, seems to happen. Now, on the verge of his death, Adam exonerates Sophie and also leaves her a huge fortune in atonement. Released from prison, Sophie retreats to Kala’s house and tries to evade the media frenzy that surrounds her. Kala is determined to help her client make her way back into the world and adjust to her new wealth and freedom. Yet for both, there are still revelations in store about the nature of redemption, the strange workings of fate, and the power of forgiveness. And most of all, about the secrets that hide in every heart even those we think we know best.
The perfect holiday surprise is a yuletide treat from the beloved pen of 1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels…
Comfort And Joy Ever since Angie Bradford took over her mother’s gift wrap business in the Eagle Department Store, she and handsome store chief Josh Eagle have been at odds. When Josh threatens to give up on the business it’s time for a miracle under the mistletoe…
The Christmas Stocking Amy Baran is determined to raise money for a new seniors’ center by harvesting Christmas trees from the small town Virginia farm she remembers from her childhood. Trouble is, Gus Moss has his own ideas about saving the farm his father has neglected. Neither wants to give up, but when attraction turns to romance, they just might have to give in…
A Bright Red Ribbon Being dumped by your boyfriend on Christmas Eve has got to be the worst. Still, Morgan Ames promised she’d wait two Christmases for his return tonight and she always keeps her promises. But a sudden snowstorm has other ideas, including a romantic turn Morgan never imagined…
Merry, Merry If cosmetic king Peter King thinks he’s going to buy struggling veterinarian Andi Evans’s family property out from under her, he’s got another thing coming. This Christmas, she’s ready for war…
or would that be love? Four captivating tales to warm your heart and soul and add a dash of wonder to your holiday cheer…
Designed for Mother’s Day gift giving, a collection of original stories by four best selling authors Fern Michaels, Brenda Joyce, Bronwyn Williams, and Denise Domning celebrates the gift of children and the calling of motherhood.
Tis the season when anything can happen…
when passion sparks brightest…
and miracles and magic can turn any heart toward love…
The Christmas Stocking, Fern MichaelsPhiladelphia businesswoman Amy Baran is determined to raise money for a new seniors center by harvesting Christmas trees from the small town Virginia farm she remembers from her childhood. Trouble is, Gus Moss has come home from California with his own ideas about saving the farm his father has neglected. Neither wants to give up, but when attraction turns to romance, they just might have to give in…
The Ghost of Christmas Past, Beverly BartonWounded Special Ops officer Mack MacKinnon doesn t have any reason to look forward to the holidays until he rescues pretty widow Katie Hadley from a raging blizzard. Now, in a season of miracles, he’s falling as hard and fast as the Christmas Eve snow…
The Twelve Desserts of Christmas, Joanne FlukeTake two lovestruck teachers. Add a dollop of conspiring kids. Place in a boarding school over Christmas break. And add a little help and eight, great recipes from amateur sleuth Hannah Swenson, and you ve got a romantic holiday tale that s sweet, delicious, and definitely served warm…
Curl up by the Yuletide with these heartwarming stories that add a touch of wonder to your holidays Comfort and Joy by Fern Michaels. Ever since Angie Bradford took over her mother’s gift wrap business in the Eagle Department Store, she and handsome store chief Josh Eagle have been at odds. When Josh threatens to give up on the business and move to London, and a devastating storm may destroy their Christmas season, Angie never expects help to come in the form of a holiday miracle
In the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas…
so settle into your coziest armchair and enjoy four captivating tales that will make your holidays merry and bright…
‘Silver Bells‘ by Fern Michaels For years, movie star Amy Lee wondered what it would be like to leave her shallow Hollywood life and go back home to Apple Valley, Pennsylvania. This Christmas, she plans to find out. And Hank Anders, her high school boyfriend, is now ready to give her a welcome she’ll never forget…
‘ by JoAnn Ross Mystery author Holly Berry’s SUV has broken down in the little hamlet of Santa’s Village, Washington. Holly hates the holidays that is until lodge owner Gabriel O’Halloran and his five year old daughter rekindle her belief in passion, magic, and Christmas wishes…
‘Christmas Past’ by Mary Burton Photographer Nicole Piper just received a very unwelcome Christmas gift a letter that holds clues to an elusive killer’s identity. Uncovering the truth means enlisting homicide detective David Ayden’s help, and embarking on a road trip that will take them both into the heart of danger and desire…
‘A Mulberry Park Christmas’ by Judy Duarte Every Christmas, the folks living on Sugar Plum Lane pull out all the stops when decorating. After a bitter breakup, Alyssa Ridgeway’s heart just isn’t in it this year. But running into her first love, James ‘Mac’ MacGregor, fills her with memories of the tender Christmas kiss they once shared…