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The debut of a wonderful new series, The Scoop is #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels's introduction to The Godmothers, four unforgettable women who are about to get a whole new lease on life. . .Teresa "Toots" Amelia Loudenberry has crammed a great deal of living--not to mention eight much-loved husbands--into her varied and rewarding life. Once again 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 keep her daughter employed among the movers and shakers of Hollywood, Toots calls on her three trusted friends--Sophie, Mavis, and Ida--to help pull some strings. Together, they hatch a plan that proves you should never underestimate Southern ladies of a certain age, and that each day can be a gift, if you're willing to claim it. . .Praise for Fern Michaels and the Godmothers series"Michaels's engaging version of the Golden Girls." --Booklist"Witty, charming, and complicated." --RT Reviews
Cathy Bissette thought she had left everything behind--the publishing job, the glamour of New York, the broken heart--for a quiet three-month vacation at home on the shores of North Carolina. But the moment Jared Parsons sailed the lavish Sea Gypsy into Pamlico Sound, she knew her quiet refuge was ruined. She wasn't sure what bothered her more about this stranger--his arrogant attitude or the passions he inspired. Was Cathy running away again? Or heading into the arms of a man she hated to love ...?
TO DREAM A LITTLE DREAMHaving left behind a bitter childhood, Ruby Connors quickly finds that marriage is not quite the escape she imagined. Instead, as a military wife in Washington, D.C., loneliness turns out to be her most dependable companion. But determined to realize her faith in happiness, she raises her two children in a nurturing, beautiful home that mirrors her resourcefulness and good sense. It's the perfect environment in which to bake delicious, unforgettable cookies. After years of struggle, Mrs. Sugar's Cookies succeeds beyond Ruby's wildest dreams. But closest to her heart is the memory of the man she longs for in her soul...
Christmas is the time for miracles, mayhem, and holiday romance in these wonderful stories from four of today's most beloved authors. . ."Mister Christmas" by Fern MichaelsA week before Christmas, attorney Claire O'Brien is summoned to Ireland to change her wealthy client's will--only to encounter resistance from his handsome nephew. Will Claire be forced to spend the holidays up close and personal with her irresistible Irish nemesis? "The Yellow Rose of Christmas" by Marie BostwickThough Miss Velvet Tudmore wrote off romance years ago, rumor has it she has a secret admirer. And when her surprise suitor promises to reveal himself at the annual Christmas ball in Too Much, Texas, Velvet starts to wonder: is it ever too late to find love? "Nightmare on Elf Street" by Laura LevineAside from the mortifying costume, how bad can a gig as a mall Santa's elf be? Jaine Austen finds out when she's teamed up with the Santa from Hell. But things go from bad to worse when he's found murdered on the job--and Jaine is a suspect. Now all she wants for Christmas is to find the real killer. . . "Room at the Inn" by Cindy MyersWhen a Rocky Mountain blizzard forces Barb and her husband to spend Christmas in a remote Colorado cabin with their fellow travelers, Barb struggles to cope--especially when her husband reveals troubling news. But sometimes a holiday shake-up is all a woman needs to discover what she's truly made of. . ..
"Unique, compelling." --RT Book ReviewsInternational bestselling author Fern Michaels follows the transformation of a heartbroken young girl into a proud, sophisticated woman on the verge of a magnificent destiny. . .Six years ago, Jory Ryan fled Philadelphia after a brief, tragic marriage to wealthy Ross Landers. Now Jory has come home to make peace with the past. But the future invites trouble when Jory falls precipitously for Ross's best friend--and becomes entangled with the Landers family and the business she fled. Suddenly Jory finds herself at the helm of an empire, confronted with changes and choices she never dreamed possible, and ready to meet a new life ripe with the promise of lasting love. Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." --Booklist on Return to Sender"A big, rich book in every way. . .I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." --Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich149,000 Words
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. . . "Dear Santa. . ." 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. . .
Beloved New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels sweeps readers from war-torn France to the dawn of Hollywood's golden age in this spellbinding novel of love and deception. . .When Reuben Tarz meets Marchioness Michelene Fonsard, known as Madame Mickey, he is a wounded American soldier desperate to escape the hell of the French trenches. Madame Mickey offers another option--for Reuben and his best friend, Daniel Bishop, to live at her lavish chateau, where she will help them heal in body and soul.Madame Mickey's sophistication captivates the ambitious Reuben, and their affair is as tender as it is sensual. Then Mickey's young niece, Bebe Rosen, arrives from California, scattering chaos in her wake. Bebe is instantly smitten with Reuben--and what Bebe wants, she gets. But every wish has consequences, and every sin has its price. And amid a tangle of seduction and betrayal, each will find a love powerful enough to change a life--or to destroy it. . ."Well-drawn characters. . .beautifully executed."--Affaire de Coeur
Dark and delicious, the story of a woman with nothing to lose, who explores a world beyond her wildest dreams--where sexual ecstasy is worth any price. . .Closing up her small bookstore is the end of a dream for Rachel Marks. But while personal failure is hard enough to handle, making rent is even harder. Before she knows it, Rachel is waitressing at the hottest club in town--and her boss is the mysterious and devastatingly sexy Devon Carnavorn. A descent into decadence and deliriously loud, Mystique is a goth club--in every sense of the word. Sexual frenzy pulses in time with the throbbing music, and before long Rachel's blood runs hot for Devon. He's a masterful, creative lover, wakening her to physical pleasures she never imagined--and desires so dark and dangerous, her heart races every time they touch. But there's a price for each shattering climax, and soon Devon will demand that she pay in full. . . "Devyn Quinn draws her readers into a sensual world. . .A luscious tale."--Love Romances
They bring joy, wonder--and all the happiness of the season. Let these delightful stories of love and miracles light up your holidays with cheer. . ."Snow Angels," by Fern Michaels The only way irresistibly handsome Olympic skier Max Jorgenson wants to spend Christmas is. . .alone. But when social worker Grace Landry stumbles into his log cabin during a snowstorm, an unexpected magic rekindles his heart, his hopes, and the sweetest of Christmas dreams. . . "The Presents of Angels" by Marie BostwickEx-Rockette Kendra Loomis doesn't regret giving up New York's bright lights to be a Vermont minister's wife. But their small town's Christmas countdown is becoming a major stress-fest--and the only way she can save the day is to prove that giving is the most precious gift of all. . . "Decorations" by Janna McMahanAll Michelle Duncan wanted for Christmas was a new life. And by helping her ailing mother she found one--as manager of a charming holiday craft store. She never expected that the fringe benefits would be muscular sculptor Baxter Brow--and one last chance to make all her wishes come true. . . "Miracle on Main Street" by Rosalind NoonanNew York City policeman Joe Cody and his wife Sheila can't afford much of a holiday for their two kids. He's sure not expecting much yuletide joy while working on Christmas Day--until a desperate wish and several unexplainable events open his eyes to a wonderland of blessings and love. . .
Special agent Kate Rush is investigating a fortress that may be related to a human trafficking ring. In the process she meets Tick Kelly who is running away from his past. Soon the two develop feelings for one another.
PULL A FAST ONE? NOT ON THE SISTERHOOD'S WATCH...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...PRAISE FOR PAYBACK"Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces...fast-paced...puts poetic justice first."--Publishers WeeklyPRAISE FOR WEEKEND WARRIORS"Readers who grow weary of seeing the bad guys get away with their crimes will enjoy seeing what happens when well-funded, very angry women take the law into their own hands." Booklist"An unforgettable story." --Rendezvous
The Sisterhood wreaks revenge when Isabelle Flanders is framed for a drunk driving accident and her fiance and business stolen. (Page numbers included.)
The Sisterhood wreaks revenge when Isabelle Flanders is framed for a drunk driving accident and her fiance and business stolen.
Christmastime is here, and justice is the gift that keeps on giving for the Sisterhood and their menfolk in the third part of an exhilarating series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels. Victory is sweet, but for the Sisterhood and their allies, it's also short-lived. Now that they've convinced some coldblooded slum landlords to pay very dearly for their crimes, they're ready for another mission. While Jack Emery prepares a Christmas feast at his house, the gang gathers to provide one of their own with a yuletide miracle. Nikki, Jack's wife, has been handling class-action lawsuits filed by victims of Andover Pharmaceuticals. A new leukemia drug was supposed to save children's lives. Instead, it destroyed them. Andover is fighting the suit with all its wealth and influence, and Nikki is losing hope. It's time for Jack and his crew to give Andover a taste of its own medicine--and show them that messing with the Sisterhood's other half has all kinds of unpleasant side effects. . . 36,115 Words
Christmastime is here, and justice is the gift that keeps on giving for the Sisterhood and their menfolk in the third part of an exhilarating series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels.Victory is sweet, but for the Sisterhood and their allies, it's also short-lived. Now that they've convinced some coldblooded slum landlords to pay very dearly for their crimes, they're ready for another mission. While Jack Emery prepares a Christmas feast at his house, the gang gathers to provide one of their own with a yuletide miracle. Nikki, Jack's wife, has been handling class-action lawsuits filed by victims of Andover Pharmaceuticals. A new leukemia drug was supposed to save children's lives. Instead, it destroyed them. Andover is fighting the suit with all its wealth and influence, and Nikki is losing hope. It's time for Jack and his crew to give Andover a taste of its own medicine--and show them that messing with the Sisterhood's other half has all kinds of unpleasant side effects...36,115 Words
Fine fare for Fern Michaels's fans! -The Philadelphia Inquirer This bestselling series from Fern Michaels takes readers into the world of the Texas rich, and the heart of a family empire. . .Built before World War II by domineering patriarch Seth Coleman, Sunbridge, the magnificent Austin, Texas, empire, now belongs to Moss and Billie's daughter, Maggie. She's invited the whole family--and several hundred guests--to a Fourth of July barbecue in celebration of the renewed sense of family pride she's determined to forge. But as loved ones come together, they bring old resentments and new temptations destined to generate more than a little heat. And as Maggie hopes to be accepted as mistress of Sunbridge, she also struggles to be a good mother to her resentful son Cole and her broken hearted daughter, Sawyer. Then there is her sister, Susan, a renowned musician who arrives home for the most terrifying performance of her life. And in the midst of it all is Maggie's decision to divorce Cranston Tanner, and her love for another man--a love that could cost her everything. . .Praise for Texas Rich by Fern Michaels"Fascinating, interesting, and exciting. One of those rare books, the kind the reader doesn't want to end. A real winner!" -Green Bay Press Gazette "A big, rich book in every way. . ..I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." -Patricia Matthews "A steaming, sprawling saga. . .As always, Fern Michaels writes a full story with bigger-than-life characters we would look forward to meeting." - Romantic Times271,000 Words
One of those rare books, the kind the reader doesn't want to end. -Green Bay Press Gazette The first in Fern Michaels' bestselling Texas series, Texas Rich introduces us to passionately compelling Billie Ames. . .Young Billie Ames was naive but a real knockout when she met Moss Coleman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during World War II. Within a few months she was pregnant and married to him. It was a marriage that brought Billie--and her mother, Agnes--across the country to Austin, to a 250,000-acre spread called Sunbridge, and into the world of the Texas rich. Billie works to acclimate to Texas and her new home at Sunbridge, her role as Moss' wife, and the challenges she faces from her social-climbing mother, her gruff and demanding father-in-law, and the events of the world around her. We see Billie grow stronger in heart, mind, and belief as her children are born, her marriage to Moss changes, and she comes into her own as a Coleman--and a woman in her own right. "A big, rich book in every way. . ..I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." -Patricia Matthews "A steaming, sprawling saga. . .As always, Fern Michaels writes a full story with bigger-than-life characters we would look forward to meeting." -Romantic Times "Fine fare for Fern Michaels's fans!" -The Philadelphia Inquirer 302,000 Words
"A sequel without equal...A stunning and emotional conclusion to the story of a family that readers have come to care for and love." -Los Angeles Daily NewsFrom the seductive waters of Hawaii to the rustic splendor of Vermont, from the sprawling family ranch, Sunbridge, to the high-tech glamour of Japan, the Colemans have been driven apart by the passions and betrayals of a new generation. But now, as Billie Coleman Kingsley, their beloved matriarch, lays dying, she offers new hope to heal their rifts. Even as her own strength fails, the indomitable Billie instills courage and confidence in the future. And as the Colemans gather around her, preparing for their inevitable, shattering loss, they all must transform their lives.Praise for Texas Rich by Fern Michaels"A steaming, sprawling saga...As always, Fern Michaels writes a full story with bigger-than-life characters we would look forward to meeting." -Romantic Times "Fine fare for Fern Michaels's fans!" -The Philadelphia Inquirer203,000 Words
TO LIVE IS TO FLYSometimes life is handed to you. Sometimes it's taken away without warning. For Kate Starr, her life is now about moving forward not knowing if her husband has been killed in his tour of duty. Suddenly Kate must raise their two daughters by herself and struggle with the U.S. government to get news of her husband. Slowly but surely, her fight to be heard transforms Kate into a successful businesswoman ready to find love again and live life to the fullest--by learning to let go of the very things that mean the most to her...
From the incomparable Fern Michaels comes a timeless story of desire, ambition, and star-crossed love, stretching from the bustling streets of 19th century London to the untamed beauty of Australia.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
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?
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.
A Sister's work is never done--not when there are wrongs to right and underdogs to defend. Just returned to their mountaintop hideaway after their latest successful mission, the seven fearless friends enjoy a celebratory dinner and retire to bed. But within an hour, an alarm sounds, and the ladies rush into the compound in time to see Myra and their mentor, Charles, climbing aboard a helicopter. All that's left is a mysterious note, signed by Charles. Still reeling, the Sisters receive an urgent call from retired justice Pearl Barnes. Pearl runs an underground railroad to help abused and displaced women, and she's just rescued fourteen pregnant teenagers who belong to a highly secretive and controversial polygamy sect. But keeping the girls safe will require the kind of help only the Sisterhood can provide--if they can band together and go it alone...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
In Up Close and Personal, New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels creates one extraordinary family who shows us the power of the loves we find, the loves we lose, and the ones we carry with us always. . . 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. But the town has never forgotten her. . .especially not handsome lawyer Jake Forrest. Trinity swore never to return to Crestwood. 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. "Tirelessly inventive and entertaining." --Booklist "Readers will root for the plucky heroine and her childhood friend Jake." --Publishers Weekly
Behind every member of the Sisterhood, there's a man who knows better than to get in her way. Now the guys are bonding together, in the first in a thrilling new series from New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels. Through public triumphs and private sorrows, the men in the Sisters' lives--husbands, friends, colleagues, and lovers--have offered invaluable aid and support. In the process, they've become an informal brotherhood of their own, able to relate to the unique challenges and rewards of life among the vigilantes. But after years of bit parts, the Sisterhood's significant others are itching to take center stage. Frustrated with the limits of the criminal justice system, Nikki's husband Jack Emery has recruited his friends Ted, Joe, Harry, Bert, Jay, and Abner. They have brand-new headquarters with state-of-the-art equipment, an unlimited bankroll, and a plaque on the door that reads BOLO Consultants. Their first case: toppling ruthless slum landlord Tyler Sandford--also lieutenant governor of Virginia. Sandford may have friends in very high places, but that's no match for BOLO--or the women who've got their backs. . . 100,000 Words
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