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Publication Order of Pax Books

Playing for Time (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fine Madness (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honeymoon Hotel (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
All We Know of Heaven (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rocky Hill Holiday Books

Publication Order of Wilde Books

Operation: Husband (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation: Baby (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shelter Rock Cove Books

A Soft Place to Fall (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girls of Summer (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Idle Point, Maine Books

Publication Order of Sugar Maple Books

Casting Spells (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Laced with Magic (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spun By Sorcery (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charmed (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spells & Stitches (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enchanted (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enraptured (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enthralled - The Decision (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Billionaire Lovers Books

Her Bad Boy Billionaire Lover (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess and the Billionaire (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Home Front Books

Publication Order of Close to Home Books

Fantasy Man (By: Paula Detmer Riggs) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strings (By: Muriel Jensen) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother Knows Best (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sail Away (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother for Hire (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cupid Connection (By: Leandra Logan) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moonlight and Lace (By: Linda Turner) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slow Larkin's Revenge (By: Christine Rimmer) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
All That Glitters (By: Kristine Rolofson) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Free Spirits (By: Linda Randall Wisdom) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Summer (By: Karen Young) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tangled Web (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gerrity's Bride (By: Carolyn Davidson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound for Bliss (By: Kristine Rolofson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Century of American Dreams Books

Sentimental Journey (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger in Paradise (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Born in the USA Series Books

First Things Last (By: Dixie Browning) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Wife (By: Stephanie James) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renegade Son (By: Lisa Jackson) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasies And Memories (By: Muriel Jensen) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crazy Like A Fox (By: Anne Stuart) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody's Baby (By: Marilyn Pappano) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody's Hero (By: Kristine Rolofson) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only the Nanny Knows for Sure (By: Phyllis Halldorson) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Good Man Alive (By: Myrna Temte) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Casey's Flyboy (By: Vivian Leiber) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Track (By: Barbara Boswell) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking Love In Stride (By: Donna Fasano) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patchwork Family (By: Carla Cassidy) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rafferty's Choice (By: Dallas Schulze) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy's Girl (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Late Bloomer (By: Peg Sutherland) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Paradise Point Books

Publication Order of Jersey Strong Books

Maybe This Time (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping Alone (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Around (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day We Met (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Like Heaven (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Desserts (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Time Travel Trilogy Books

Somewhere in Time (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrow and Always (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destinys Child (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Love Changes (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweetest Of Debts (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Safe Place (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starfire (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promises In The Night (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edge of Forever (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shooting Star (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Harmony (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Lover (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire's Lady (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
One and Only (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty Pleasures (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever in Time (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
We'll Always Have Paris (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

I Do, I Do . . . Again (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marrying Man (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year the Cat Saved Christmas (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Second Time Around (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Skillet, a Spatula, and a Dream (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Safe Haven Books

The Message (By: Stella Cameron) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Measure of Deceit (By: Caroline Burnes) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come Gentle the Dawn (By: Lindsay McKenna) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Line (By: Rebecca York) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Currents (By: Caroline Burnes) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reluctant Bride (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Haven in His Arms (By: Phyllis Halldorson) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hired Hand (By: Elizabeth Bevarly) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Heat (By: Patricia Rosemoor) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Prince (By: Muriel Jensen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempting Faith (By: Susan Mallery) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Odd Man Out (By: B.J. Daniels) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Lies (By: Ingrid Weaver) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Midnight Hour (By: Alicia Scott) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caitlin's Guardian Angel (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Friend's Wife (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Badlands Bride (By: Cheryl St. John) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marrying Kind (By: Beverly Bird) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renegade's Redemption (By: Lindsay Longford) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunset Promises (By: Carla Cassidy) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amnesiac Bride (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Sender (By: Merline Lovelace) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clay Yeager's Redemption (By: Justine Davis) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeping Annie Safe (By: Beverly Barton) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Private Bodyguard (By: Gayle Wilson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inadmissible Passion (By: Ann Voss Peterson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Good Man (By: Julie Miller) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets and Lies (By: Maggie Shayne) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memories of Megan (By: Rita Herron) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dangerous to Love USA Series Books

The Perfect Frame (By: Elizabeth August) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dangerous Game (By: Candace Schuler) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Haven in His Arms (By: Phyllis Halldorson) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous (By: Lee Magner) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger In Her Bed (By: Bonnie Gardner) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Men at Work Books

Captive of Fate (By: Lindsay McKenna) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Match (By: Ginna Gray) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season for Butterflies (By: Laurie Paige) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover (By: Jasmine Cresswell) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sound Of Summer (By: Annette Broadrick) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
MacKenzie's Lady (By: Dallas Schulze) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart Club (By: Margaret St. George) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fragile Beauty (By: Lucy Gordon) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing for Time (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Worth Keeping (By: Kathleen Eagle) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Windstorm (By: Katherine Sutcliffe) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Noose (By: Patricia Gardner Evans) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something New (By: Joan Johnston) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Classic Encounter (By: Emilie Richards) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Healing Sympathy (By: Gina Wilkins) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knight Sparks (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
All My Tomorrows (By: Karen Young) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodwinked (By: Diana Palmer) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glass Houses (By: Anne Stuart) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Liz's Passion (By: Sherryl Woods) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Hunter (By: Jennifer Greene) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Expiration Date (By: Aimée Thurlo) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destinations South (By: Elizabeth Bevarly) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear Familiar (By: Caroline Burnes) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Confidentially Yours (By: Helen R. Myers) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Could It Be Magic (By: Gina Wilkins) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic & Moonbeams (By: Margot Dalton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Handsome Devil (By: Joan Hohl) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Body and Soul (By: Janice Kaiser) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hotshot (By: Kathleen Korbel) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stormwalker (By: Bronwyn Williams) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel Vs. Maclean (By: Cait London) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Only Temporary (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forever Rose (By: Curtiss Matlock) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dillon After Dark (By: Leandra Logan) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valentine's Knight (By: Renee Roszel) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rebel at Heart (By: Gina Wilkins) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy's Mistress (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Defying Gravity (By: Rachel Lee) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under The Covers (By: Roseanne Williams) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Die For (By: M.J. Rodgers) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Than Friends (By: Susan Mallery) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mighty Quinn (By: Candace Schuler) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dance with a Dynasty (By: JoAnn Ross) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only in the Moonlight (By: Vicki Lewis Thompson) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Irritating Man (By: Lass Small) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven Shared (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Give Thanks (By: Linda Randall Wisdom) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Miracle (By: Muriel Jensen) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stark Lightning (By: Elaine Barbieri) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dangerous to Love USA Series Books

Devil's Gambit (By: Lisa Jackson) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice Shy (By: Evelyn A. Crowe) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Measure of Deceit (By: Caroline Burnes) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Line (By: Rebecca York) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Someone To Turn To (By: Marilyn Cunningham) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Accompanying Alice (By: Terese Ramin) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dangerous Loyalty (By: Suzanne Ellison) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dangerous Game (With: Candace Schuler) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Frame (With: Betsy Page) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Currents (By: Caroline Burnes) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stage Whispers (With: Elise Title) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reluctant Bride (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passion's Verdict (With: Frances Williams) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Haven in His Arms (By: Phyllis Halldorson) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only a Dream Away (By: Doreen Roberts) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Devotion (By: Sheryl Lynn) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wanted Man (By: Kathleen Creighton) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surrogate Dad (By: Marion Smith Collins) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capture (By: Emily French) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Prince (By: Muriel Jensen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Safekeeping (By: Peg Sutherland) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gunslinger (By: Mary McBride) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of the Hunter (By: B.J. James) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Secret And A Bridal Pledge (With: Andrea Edwards) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Innocent Man (By: Margaret Watson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Lies (By: Ingrid Weaver) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind The Mask (By: Joanna Wayne) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caitlin's Guardian Angel (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Friend's Wife (By: Janice Kay Johnson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time and Again (By: Kathryn Jensen) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Badlands Bride (By: Cheryl St. John) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Suitable Bodyguard / The Bodyguard (By: Kathryn Shay) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger in Paradise (By: Amanda Stevens) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Romeo: P.I. (By: Jule McBride) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
When a Man Loves a Woman (By: Bonnie K. Winn) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marrying Kind (By: Beverly Bird) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Only Child (By: Carolyn McSparren) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Touch Me In The Dark (By: Patricia Rosemoor) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renegade's Redemption (By: Lindsay Longford) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunset Promises (By: Carla Cassidy) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twenty-Third Man (By: Peggy Nicholson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wed To A Stranger? (By: Jule McBride) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amnesiac Bride (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Men: Made in America Books

Dream Come True (By: Ann Major) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Lady (By: Janet Joyce) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Kind of Love (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiss Yesterday Goodbye (By: Leigh Michaels) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moments Harsh, Moments Gentle (By: Joan Hohl) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call It Destiny (By: Jayne Ann Krentz) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrong Man (By: Ann Major) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tangled Lies (By: Anne Stuart) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Near The Fire (By: Lindsay McKenna) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Love A Dreamer (By: Ruth Ryan Langan) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starstruck (By: Anne McAllister) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Borrowed Dreams: Alaska (By: Debbie Macomber) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rocky Road (By: Anne Stuart) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Class Act (By: Kathleen Eagle) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time and a Season (By: Curtiss Matlock) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Natural Attraction (By: Marisa Carroll) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love By Proxy (By: Diana Palmer) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Straight from the Heart (By: Barbara Delinsky) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Good Faith (By: Judith McWilliams) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deceptions (By: Annette Broadrick) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Old Time's Sake (By: Kathleen Eagle) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Security Man (By: Dixie Browning) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the Storm (By: Rebecca Flanders) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devlin Dare (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Within Reach (By: Marilyn Pappano) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stormwalker (By: Dallas Schulze) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bayou Midnight (By: Emilie Richards) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time to Keep (By: Curtiss Matlock) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pros and Cons (By: Bethany Campbell) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Tame a Wolf (By: Anne McAllister) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
All in the Family (By: Heather Graham Pozzessere) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Author's Choice (By: Elizabeth August) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody's Baby (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Author's Choice (By: Elizabeth August) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue's Valley (By: Kathleen Creighton) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bargain (By: Patricia Coughlin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finders Keepers (By: Carla Neggers) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Love Thing (By: Dixie Browning) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full House (By: Jackie Weger) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murdock's Family (By: Paula Detmer Riggs) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arizona Heat (By: Jennifer Greene) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolf and the Woman's Touch (By: Ingrid Weaver) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Husband by Any Other Name (By: Cheryl St. John) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paternity Test (By: Pamela Toth) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Wishes (By: Carla Cassidy) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silent Groom (By: Kelsey Roberts) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Send Me a Hero (By: Rita Herron) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warrior's Embrace (By: Peggy Webb) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Found: His Perfect Wife (By: Marie Ferrarella) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Stranger (By: Patricia Rosemoor) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Business (By: Brenda Novak) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marine's Babies (By: Laura Marie Altom) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fireman's Christmas (By: Meg Lacey) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bachelor CEO (By: Michele Dunaway) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cowboy's Promise (By: Marin Thomas) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rodeo Rider (By: Roxann Delaney) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once a Lawman (By: Lisa Childs) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chief Ranger (By: Rebecca Winters) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrangler (By: Pamela Britton) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Texas Ranger's Twins (By: Tina Leonard) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Gun Dad (By: Ann DeFee) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of More Than Men Books

A Wish...and a Kiss (By: Margaret St. George) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neptune's Bride (By: Anne Marie Duquette) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever Always (By: Rebecca Flanders) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinderman (By: Anne Stuart) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kissed by the Sea (By: Rebecca Flanders) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invisible Groom (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Maker (By: Jule McBride) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Little Something Extra (By: Pam McCutcheon) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red-Hot Ranchman (By: Victoria Pade) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adam's Kiss (By: Mindy Neff) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just One Touch (By: Mary Anne Wilson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Touch Me Not (By: Julie Kistler) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dark and Stormy Night (By: Anne Stuart) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Little Matchmakers(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cast of Characters(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

An American writer hailing from New York, the author of romance and contemporary fiction Barbara Bretton is a world renowned writer with many of her readers coming from a diverse and expansive background. Knowing her market well, she has managed to amass herself a following over the years throughout her career that would be the envy of any up-and-coming novelist hoping to make a break into the industry. Focusing largely on romance, she has been able to transform the genre into something new and original, creating her own niche in the process, building something different, as she subverts the cliches and conventions of the genre.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1950 on the 25th of June, Barbara Bretton was born and raised in the vicinity of New York City, just on the outskirts, where she grew up with a strong passion for both reading and writing. Focusing on both reading and writing throughout her childhood, she held a love of the written word that would inform her adult writing career that was to follow. Taking the time out to follow it up in her spare time, it was always more of a hobby for her, as she would fully take it up later on in life at the age of thirty-one years old.

Taking in inspiration from the world around her around her, it was her experiences that would greatly inform both her and her work, building it into her material. Whilst she started to become more formally educated in the craft at thirty-one when she would start to take it up full-time, she always held a keen passion for it throughout her life. This is something that never went away, especially as she started to elaborate on it later on, with her writing career finally coming to fruition upon the debut of her initial novel.

Having had a number of experience prior to becoming an author, it was these life experiences that she was able to put into her work, giving a sense of grounded realism unlike any other. Knowing what her readers wanted as well has been one of her key attributes too, as she provides her audience with more of what they’re looking for. Whilst there is a populist dimension to her work, though, she has also attracted the attention of many a critic and reviewer over the years as well, with many also singing her praises.

Still writing to this very day, she has a lot more to come yet as she continues to write from her home living near Princeton in New Jersey. Spending a lot of time with her husband in Maine too, she constantly manages to come up with new ideas that help inform her next up-and-coming novel. With a lot more to come, she shows no signs of stopping anytime soon, as her writing career carries on into the foreseeable future for some time to come.

Writing Career

Sending out her first manuscript on the 21st of February in 1982, she soon received a response telling her that she was going to be published and the rest is history. Bringing out ‘Love Changes’ in 1983 through the Harlequin romance publishing label she was soon well on her way to becoming a fully fledged romance novelist. Creating a number of other novels after that, along with a collection of series and franchises, she went on to become one of the most prolific authors in the industry to date.

With over eight separate franchises so far, along with a number of different stand-alone books as well, she definitely has an extensive backlog of work. Bringing out series such as her PAX line of books that transpose the romantic genre against that of the anti-terrorist agency, combining both suspense and romance. Alongside this there’s also other series including her ‘Rocky Hill Holiday’ series of novels, set around the location as well as thematically following the seasonal holidays for each title in the series.

Winning awards over the years as well, she has also managed to garner a huge amount of critical acclaim as well as her commercial success. Receiving recognition for her various contributions to the genre and the art-form, she has managed to amass herself a huge amount of positive attention over the years. This has allowed her to not only become highly regarded by both her peers and contemporaries alike, but has also helped her achieve commercial success as well.

Over the years she has also seen a number of her articles being published throughout a variety of highly prestigious publications as well. With outlets such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Home News, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Romantic Times, Herald News and the Somerset Gazette publishing her work she has gone on to become one of the most prolific authors to date. Not only that, but she has also starred on NPR on the Susan Stamberg Show, another highly regarded media appearance, leading to her becoming a highly regarded author and writer.

With a lot more more to come yet, she will continue to write and publish her work at a regular and consistent rate, something which her many fans have come to appreciate over the years. Maintaining a presence in the industry, she keeps up a lot of other hobbies as well, such as knitting, as she ensures that her personal life informs her professional work and vice-versa. It’s this balance that makes sure that there’s plenty more novels planned on the horizon, thus ensuring that her career will grow from strength-to-strength for some time yet.

Destiny’s Child

Originally published in 1995 on the 1st of August, this was first brought out through the Mira Books publishing label, a title that was released during the early stages of Bretton’s career. Marking the third and final title in the ongoing Time Travel Trilogy, it combines elements of fantasy to illuminate its more romantic underpinnings. A creative and interesting title, it brings the narrative of the previous two to a close, giving the entire trilogy a sense of closure, with a franchise that really helped establish many of her big ideas.

Featuring the story of Dakota this time it sees her not exactly understanding men in great detail, as she soon finds herself pitted up against Patrick Devane. An angry and extremely stubborn man the two of them initially clash, something which infuriates him as nobody has ever challenged him before. Not only that he’s never allowed a woman to get close to him during the course of his life, not even his daughter, something which Dakota is dismayed by as she feels the young girl needs a family. Will she overcome his barriers? Can they make an item? What will become of destiny’s child?

Spun By Sorcery

Initially released through the Berkley publishing house this time, it was released on the 2nd of November in 2010 to an already eager audience. Marking the third title in the ongoing ‘Sugar Maple’ series of novels, it really works at bringing and incorporating the many elements from the previous novels and making them work in a new setting. Alongside this it also manages to provide a number of twists and turns as well, something which keeps the reader on the edge-of-their-seats and guessing right until the very end.

Starting out with Chloe looking to settle down with her husband to be Luke Mackenzie, she was hoping to make a life for herself in the town of Sugar Maple. That’s going to be difficult, though, especially when the town and everyone in it has disappeared completely off the map nowhere to be found. Entering the scene is her old friend Janice with her cat in tow as, despite Chloe’s best efforts with her ‘Book of Spells’, she can’t find anything, but that’s going to all change as they head back to Salem. Will they find where Sugar Maple has disappeared to? Can they uncover the truth? What exactly has been spun by sorcery?

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