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Publication Order of The Parson's Daughters Books

The Earl's Mistaken Bride (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Governess and Mr. Granville (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Those Merritt Girls Books

Her So-Called Fiance (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Secret Rival (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Surprise Hero (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Whose Lie Is It Anyway? (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Married by Mistake (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rebel Tycoon's Outrageous Proposal (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
That New York Minute (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wedding Plan (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane's Gift (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Bundles of Joy Books

Lullaby And Goodnight (By: Sandra Steffen) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Daddy Project (By: Suzanne Carey) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy, the Baby and the Runaway Bride (By: Lindsay Longford) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adam's Vow (By: Karen Rose Smith) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Babies Inc. (By: Pat Montana) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hazardous Husband (By: Christine Scott) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Make Room for Baby (By: Kristin Morgan) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Talk (By: Julianna Morris) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Temporarily Hers (By: Susan Meier) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rancher and the Baby (By: Elizabeth August) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Instant Mommy (By: Annette Broadrick) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unexpected Delivery (By: Laurie Paige) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Better, for Baby (By: Sandra Steffen) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Would Be Daddy (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Having Gabriel's Baby (By: Kristin Morgan) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Business (By: Laura Anthony) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Baby or Mine? (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy Woke Up Married (By: Julianna Morris) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boot Scootin' Secret Baby (By: Natalie Patrick) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man, Wife And Little Wonder (By: Robin Nicholas) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Wishes And Bachelor Kisses (By: Valerie Parv) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burke's Christmas Surprise (By: Sandra Steffen) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby, You're Mine (By: Lindsay Longford) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Arrangement (By: Moyra Tarling) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Vow, A Ring, A Baby Swing (By: Teresa Southwick) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Billionaire and the Bassinet (By: Suzanne McMinn) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Bond (By: Lilian Darcy) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Babies, Rattles & Cribs... Oh, My! (By: Leanna Wilson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Be My Babies (By: Kathryn Shay) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Man\'s Baby (By: Kay Stockham) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Having Justin's Baby (By: Pamela Bauer) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby, I'm Yours (By: Carrie Weaver) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Diaper Diaries (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Natural Father (By: Sarah Mayberry) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother to Be (By: Tanya Michaels) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child's Play (By: Cindi Myers) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sophie's Secret (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby in Her Arms (By: Stella Maclean) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Factor (By: Carolyn Zane) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unexpected Bonus (By: Caroline Anderson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of More than Friends Books

Her Best Friend (By: Sarah Mayberry) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Husband's Partner (By: Jeanie London) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The One That Got Away (By: Jamie Sobrato) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Be Mine (By: Tracy Kelleher) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
As Good as His Word (By: Susan Gable) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Best Friend's Wedding (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Groom Like Him (By: Jeanie London) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of NASCAR Books

A NASCAR Holiday (By: Roxanne St. Claire,Debra Webb,Kimberly Raye) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peak Performance (By: Helen Brenna) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Almost Famous (By: Gina Wilkins) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Season of Dreams (By: Gina Wilkins) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunderstruck (By: Roxanne St. Claire) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger Zone (By: Debra Webb) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Speed Dating (By: Nancy Warren) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts Under Caution (By: Gina Wilkins) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Throttle (By: Wendy Etherington) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Time to Lose (By: Carrie Weaver) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back on Track (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Speed Bumps (By: Ken Casper) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
In High Gear (By: Gina Wilkins) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Flame, New Sparks (By: Day Leclaire) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends and Lies (By: Katherine Garbera) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rookie (By: Jennifer LaBrecque) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Pursuit (By: Wendy Etherington) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Overheated (By: Barbara Dunlop) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A NASCAR Holiday 2 (With: Gina Wilkins,Pamela Britton,Ken Casper) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Chance Worth Taking (By: Carrie Weaver) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turn Two (By: Nancy Warren) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Natural (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking Control (By: Ken Casper) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Risky Moves (By: Gina Wilkins) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hart's Victory (By: Michele Dunaway) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miles Apart (By: Ken Casper) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forbidden Attraction (By: Marisa Carroll) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truth and Consequences (By: Bethany Campbell) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fully Engaged (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teaming Up (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitting the Brakes (By: Ken Casper) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slingshot Moves (By: Anna Schmidt) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extreme Caution (By: Jean Brashear) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Line (By: Michele Dunaway) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tailspin (By: Michele Dunaway) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A NASCAR Holiday 3 (By: Jean Brashear,Brenda Jackson,Wendy Etherington,Marisa Carroll,Liz Allison) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Running on Empty (By: Ken Casper) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victory Lane (By: Marisa Carroll) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Flag, White Lies (By: Jean Brashear) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Banking On Hope (By: Maggie Price) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Within Striking Distance (By: Ingrid Weaver) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Taste for Speed (By: Dorien Kelly) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over the Wall (By: Dorien Kelly) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Track Mind (By: Bethany Campbell) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Holds Barred (By: Marisa Carroll) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Checkered Past (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Outside (By: Helen Brenna) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force Of Nature (By: Kristina Cook) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scandals and Secrets (By: Ken Casper) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Running Wide Open (By: Ken Casper) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Very NASCAR Holiday (By: Gina Wilkins,Debra Webb,Nancy Warren) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Racing Hearts (By: Vicki Lewis Thompson,Nancy Warren,Dorien Kelly) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossing the Line (By: Jean Brashear) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shades Of Love (By: Barbara Dunlop,Dorien Kelly) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raising The Stakes (By: Wendy Etherington) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Corner (By: Marisa Carroll) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Comeback (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
What He Didn't Say (By: Maggie Price,Carol Stephenson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
One in a Million (With: Marisa Carroll) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Time, Forever (By: Dorien Kelly,Pamela Britton) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Right Before His Eyes (By: Jean Brashear,Wendy Etherington,Liz Allison) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Marriage Of Inconvenience Books

Husband in a Hurry (By: Muriel Jensen) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Christmas (By: Laura Abbot) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shotgun Baby (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Motive For Marriage (By: Linda Markowiak) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Temporary Wife (By: Joan Kilby) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
For The Baby's Sake (By: Sherry Lewis) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whose Baby? (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
For the Girls' Sake (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Bargain (By: Peggy Nicholson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marriage Contract (By: Anna Adams) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adopt-A-Dad / Substitute Father (By: Bonnie K. Winn) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Husband She Never Knew / Marriage for Keeps (By: Cynthia Thomason) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Be Mine in Texas (By: Eve Gaddy) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Marriage Between Friends (By: Melinda Curtis) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Groom Came Back (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Wife for One Night (By: Molly O'Keefe) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Memory of a Kiss(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
One in a Million(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Abby Gaines is a historical romance and romance fiction novelist from New Zealand. The author is best known for her tender, funny romances for Love Inspired Historical and Harlequin Superromance.
She published “Whose Lie Is It Anyway” her debut novel in 2007 and now has more than two dozen novels to her name across several series and single-standing novels.

Always keen to learn new skills she is a student of the Chinese language and has experimented with women’s fiction and young adult novels.

When she is not writing her novels, she can usually be found traveling, skiing, reading, spending time with family, and cooking for friends.

Gaines was just 16 when she penned her first romance fiction novel since she loved reading and writing romance.

For some unexplained reason, her first work was a science fiction novel which she penned expecting to become a teenage publishing superstar.

While it is quite embarrassing thinking about it right now, it was what provided the springboard and got her even more interested in making a career out of writing.
Nonetheless, it would take quite a long time before she would get published as it was not until 2000 that she actively began seeking publication of her manuscripts.
Before then, she had gone to college and became an award-winning journalist where she worked for more than a decade.

At some point, Abby Gaines began getting cynical about business and felt that she needed to get into something she had always wanted for the longest time – fiction.
After writing more than half a dozen manuscripts, she sold her first novel in 2006 and it was this manuscript that was then published in 2007 as “Whose Lie Is It Anyway.”

When Abby Gaines first began writing, she attempted penning inspirational romances but just could not get it to work.

She now believes that she turned out too preachy and for this reason, she switched back to the sweet end of the market, which had a preference for secular stories.

Similar to many novelists who got into romance fiction, Gaines first fell in love with Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, which is what got her into romance.

It was from the works of such novelists that she learned that even though women and men had clearly defined roles, when it came to witty, clever dialogue, they could be equals, who could use their gender strengths to wrestle with each other.
While she has found a lot of success writing romance, she has also gone back to writing some inspirational works.

Most of her works explore the theme of being loved just the way you are which probably is a reflection of her faith and God’s love for humanity.

“Her So-Called Fiance” by Abby Gaines is a riveting romance fiction novel that introduces Sabrina Merritt. She happens to be the youngest in her family and is the half-sister of Cynthia and Megan.

Her father is Jonah Merritt who so loved her mother that when she died all his love was transferred to Sabrina. Together with her half-sisters, they had done their best to protect her since she was not the smartest and was not a lawyer like the other two.
All she had going for her was her beauty which she had a good chance of making good of. She had recently had a good run in the Miss Georgia Pageant and another round on Miss USA but was kicked out in the first round.

The judge in the latter had made a crass comment about her thighs that had made headlines all over the US. While Sabrina knew she was beautiful, the comments began to get to her.
Upon arriving back home she meets Jake Warrington who she had broken up with half a decade earlier and had promised to hate forever.

Just what will happen in this fast-paced romance with hints of a second chance at romance?

Abby Gaines’ “Her Secret Rival” is the story of the middle daughter of the Merritt family, Megan Merritt.

At present, she is the only one who is employed at the Merritt Law Firm. She is in charge of the family law department, where she has made it a wild success beating just about every division.
Due to her success, she has been trying to convince her father to make her overall boss when he leaves the firm due to failing health. Cynthia her older sister is on the path to becoming a judge, which means she is not interested in heading the firm.
Sabrina has never been interested in the firm but while Megan is the only one interested, it is not going to be easy to convince her father.

She has been working on a divorce between Barbara and Theo Hoskins and knows that if she can convince the latter to bring a significant part of his business to the firm, she might just get the promotion.

But first, she needs to make sure Theo does not lose his shirt in the divorce, and in this, she is going up against Prescott Palmer Associates’ best in Travis Jamieson, who has a reputation for being very sleazy.

“Her Surprise Hero” by Abby Gaines is another brilliant work in the “Those Merritt Girls” series of novels. The lead is Cynthia Merritt who has risen to the position of Attorney General in Georgia.

At the novel’s opening, she has been exiled to Stonewall Hollow, Atlanta by her father due to an incident in a courtroom closet. Her father believes she will be better off as a state court judge rather than as an attorney general.
She came into the small town believing that she was going to have an easy time overseeing cases. However, she soon finds that things are not so easy.

Even worse, Ethan Granger who is working with juvenile offenders in community service is determined to kick her out and he usually gets what he wants.

The townsfolk are on the side of their crackerjacker rancher but it is not long before Cynthia wins him over. Nonetheless, Ethan does yet fully trust the city slicker who he thinks is still too new in town for one to know her well.

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