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Now widowed, Nealy Diamond Clay continues running her successful Thoroughbred farm. When her adult children disappoint her she disowns them. Her late husband's partner, Hatch Littletree, helps her to uncover her past and to heal emotionally. Sequel to Kentucky Rich.
This is the first book of a trilogy which is followed by Kentucky Heat and Kentucky Sunrise. The book moves from Virginia to Kentucky and Texas and back again. It is about a family raising, training and racing thoroughbred horses. A good book for those who enjoy family sagas.
Nealy is retired from managing Blue Diamond Farms. When her daughter runs the thoroughbred stables into the ground and grooms the wrong horse for the Kentucky Derby, Nealy takes action.
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 heroine, 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.
Leaving La La LandTeresa "Toots" Loudenberry has a knack for finding adventure, even when she's not looking for it. 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's tastes. When Ida receives a message from the beyond suggesting that her late husband was murdered, a spooked Toots decides it's time the Godmothers left LA for her hometown of Charleston. . . Meanwhile, Mavis has been acting suspiciously, mailing packages in bulk and refusing 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 four formidable friends. . . "The Godmothers series is] pure recession-proof fun. " --"Publishers Weekly"
Alexis Thorn, once a successful securities broker, spent a hellish year behind bars for a crime she didn't commit.
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels has captivated readers worldwide with her heart-stirring stories of love and family, friendship and renewal. With Listen to Your Heart, she spins the unforgettable tale of a young woman who might be falling for a match made in heaven. . . Listen To Your Heart With her beloved mother gone, her twin sister about to be married, and no hint of Mr. Right on the horizon, Josie Dupré is lonesome. Luckily, she has her booming New Orleans catering business to keep her busy, and her fluffy white dog, Rosie, to keep her company. . . until an obnoxious Boxer brazenly captures Rosie's undying devotion. Even worse, the budding romance puts Josie in close proximity to the dog's owner--sexy, love 'em and leave 'em Cajun playboy, Paul Brouillette. Paul's all for l'amour, but ever since he came into Josie's life, strange things have been happening. She hears music that isn't there, and 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.
In a celebration of friendship and love, acclaimed bestselling author Fern Michaels brings her trademark wit and warmth to a thrilling story of a group of women who bond Survivor-style . . . and find romance along the way. When Samantha Rainford--newly wed to Douglas Rainford III--returns from her honeymoon to find divorce papers, she's shocked and heartbroken. Discovering that she's actually the fourth Mrs. Rainford, she puts into practice the old truism: Don't get mad, get even. Sam enlists the three other Mrs. Rainfords to do whatever it takes to bring down their ex-husband. At a top-secret special-ops training program, these determined women meet ex-CIA operative Kollar Havapopulas. Handsome as a Greek god, "Pappy" is the best at transforming civilians into highly skilled fighting teams. He's less adept at telling a woman how he feels, and before long he's developed very warm feelings for Samantha Rainford--an attraction seemingly fated to be a disaster. Two personalities as strong as Sam and Pappy are sure to strike sparks, but will the fire burning between them consume everything in its way?
Previously Published in I'll Be Home For Christmas. The joyous season turns memorable in the hands of the incomparable #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels. . . Some people think owning buckets of money gives them the right of way. Well, 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, Andi is not in a giving mood. . . but is she ready to receive something her heart never expected? Praise for Fern Michaels and her novels"Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender. "--Booklist on Return to Sender"Fast-moving. . . entertaining. . . a roller-coaster ride of serendipitous fun. "--Publishers Weekly on Mr. and Miss Anonymous33,500 Words.
Two college students in need of money decide to donate to a sperm bank and an egg donation clinic. Eighteen years later, having regretted that decision, they meet again, and decide to find out what happened to the children they parented. They are horrified at what they find out.
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 fiancée 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. ly novel, Family Blessings
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 fiancé, 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 fiancé'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....
Some women get angry, the sisterhood gets even! 7 women embark on their 2nd mission of sweet revenge for one of their own.
From the back cover In the woods, a cunning killer is hiding evidence of his most recent crime. But his work interrupted by an unwelcome visitor..a little boy who has seen it all, and must be silenced. Pediatrician Lorrie Ryan has been looking forward to this camping trip with her seven-year-old nephew, Davey. It's a chance to let the hemophiliac boy spend time away from his nervous, overprotective parents and have the adventure he's always wanted. And Loi will be on hand to administer Davey's daily, life-sa\| dose of antigen. In the thick cover of woods, she ne| imagines they are not alone...or that their idyllic i will soon become a chilling nightmare of survival. In one shocking moment, Davey disappears. The local police find no trace of him, and a desperate Lorrie turns to the one man who can help FBI agent Sta Saunders. Now, the hunt is on for a child growl weaker by the minute...and a cruel predator whose twisted game of cat-and-mouse has only just begun. Well paced suspense and telling descriptions.
"Fern Michaels shines," raves Publishers Weekly -- and in all of her USA Today and New York Times bestsellers, she touches a chord with women everywhere, creating characters that linger in the heart and mind. Now, take off on the extraordinarily fun and inspiring adventure of an ordinary woman who takes charge of her life by ending her disastrous marriage, losing fifty-five pounds, and getting fit -- and finds she has gained more than she ever dreamed possible! Rosie Gardener and Vickie Winters were best friends, closer than sisters. Partners in a successful mail-order company, both women lived comfortably in lush Savannah, Georgia. Svelte and single Vickie only wanted the best for her friend -- and she couldn't stay quiet when Rosie, overweight and unable to see her own worth, fell under the spell of Kent Bliss, a two-timing cad whose meal ticket was vulnerable Rosie. The night before Rosie's wedding was the last time Vickie spoke to her -- to warn her about Kent's true nature, and to quit their business before leaving for Europe. Now, on her third wedding anniversary, Rosie realizes Vickie was right -- and that the Porsche and other indulgences were her attempts to buy the love of a man who only cared about himself. Fed up with his mistreatment, she vows to change her life -- starting by kicking him out that night. The next day, she begins a diet and exercise regime. But more life-changing news awaits: Rosie has the single winning ticket in the Wonderball lottery -- and she's won $302 million. With Kent lurking in the shadows to claim a share of her money, Rosie needs her friends more than ever -- and when Vickie returns to Savannah, Rosie learns the power of forgiveness. As she loses weight and works out under the eye of sexy personal trainer Jack Silver, a new Rosie emerges. This pretty woman is making a fresh start, and no one's greed or bitterness -- or even her own occasional self-doubts -- will stop her from jumping into life and love with a passion she didn't know she possessed.
When it comes to repaying a debt, the women of the Sisterhood never forget. And now one of their allies needs the kind of help only they can give, in this 14th novel in the series by #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Michaels. The final 100 pages are previews of her next 3 books and a short interview with the the author.
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....
Beloved "New York Times"-bestselling author Michaels delivers a superb novel--an unforgettable story about love, friendship, family, and the courage it takes to let go of the past.
New York Times Bestselling Author Fern Michaels is back with a beautiful, bittersweet tale of two lonely people who find heart-healing love, only to be torn from each other's arms. For everyone who loved DEAR EMILY, here is another poignant Fern Michaels novel to savor-a story of love, grief, passion, renewal-and incredible second chances. A brilliant career and loving friends weren't enough to heal Dr. Sara Killian's aching heart. For a brief, magical moment, world famous rock star Dallas Lord was part of her life. Then he was suddenly and tragically taken away. But before he disappeared, Dallas gave Sara a priceless gift, a beautiful love song written just for her. It's a legacy that will take Sara places she's never dreamed of-into intrigue, betrayal and deadly danger. And, when she meets Adam Lord, Dallas's older brother, she will find herself torn-between Adam, the most attractive and complicated man she's ever known, and Dallas, the man her heart won't let her forget...
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 ...?
In the air, theres 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 shell never forget. . . "Dear Santa. . . " by JoAnn Ross Mystery author Holly Berrys SUV has broken down in the little hamlet of Santas Village, Washington. Holly hates the holidays--that is until lodge owner Gabriel OHalloran 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 killers identity. Uncovering the truth means enlisting homicide detective David Aydens 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 Ridgeways heart just isnt 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. . . Fern Michaels is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of Up Close and Personal, Fool Me Once, The Nosy Neighbor, Pretty Woman, and dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret.
[From the back cover] "Silver Bells" by FERN MICHAELS For years, movie star Amy Lee wondered what it would he like to leave her shallow Hollywood life and go hack 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. Enlisting homicide detective David Ayden's help, she embarks on a road trip that will take them both into the heart ot danger and desire... "A Mulberry Park Christmas" by JUDY DUARTE After a bitter breakup, Alyssa Ridgeway's heart just isn't into Christmas this year. But running into her first love, James "Mac" MacGregor, fills her with memories of the tender kiss they once shared...
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 Bostwick Ex-Rockette Kendra Loomis doesnt regret giving up New Yorks bright lights to be a Vermont ministers wife. But their small towns 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 McMahan All 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 Noonan New York City policeman Joe Cody and his wife Sheila cant afford much of a holiday for their two kids. Hes 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. . .
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