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Carla Kelly Books In Order

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Publication Order of Benedict Nesbitt Books

Libby's London Merchant (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Good Turn (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Borrowed Light Books

Borrowed Light (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enduring Light (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Channel Fleet Books

Marrying The Captain (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Surgeon's Lady (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marrying The Royal Marine (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Loving Vigil Books

My Loving Vigil Keeping (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Step Enough (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of St. Brendan Books

with Josi S. Kilpack
The Unlikely Master Genius (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unlikely Spy Catchers (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unlikely Heroes (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unlikely Gun Wharf Rats (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Salvation Falls Books

Salvation in the Rancher's Arms (By: Kelly Boyce) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salvation in the Sheriff's Kiss (By: Kelly Boyce) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Western Christmas Proposals (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Sommersby Brides Books

with Louise Allen, Laurie Benson
One Week to Wed (By: Laurie Benson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Convenient Christmas Brides (With: Louise Allen,Laurie Benson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Three-Day Duchess (By: Laurie Benson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Sommersby's Second Chance (By: Laurie Benson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Spanish Brand Books

The Double Cross (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marco and the Devil's Bargain (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paloma and the Horse Traders (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Star in the Meadow (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Timeless Western Collection Books

Calico Ball (With: Sarah M. Eden,Kristin Holt) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Sky (By: Annette Lyon,Kimberly Krey,Cindy Roland Anderson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mercer's Belles (By: Heather B. Moore,Linda Carroll-Bradd,Teri Harman) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wyoming Summer (With: Heather B. Moore,Christine Sterling) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Daughter of Fortune (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Chartley's Guided Tour (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Campaign (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marian's Christmas Wish (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. McVinnie's London Season (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Grimsley's Oxford Career (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Billings Treads the Boards (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Whittier Makes a List (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reforming Lord Ragsdale (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady's Companion (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
With This Ring (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wedding Journey (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beau Crusoe (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Admiral's Penniless Bride (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage of Mercy (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Hesitant Heart (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Safe Passage (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wedding Ring Quest (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Softly Falling (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doing No Harm (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courting Carrie in Wonderland (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season of Love (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Necklace (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Smile (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of's Short Stories/Novellas

Kathleen Flaherty’s Long Winter (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season for Heroes (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Here's to the Ladies: Stories of the Frontier Army (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carla Kelly's Christmas Collection (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Love and War: A Collection of Love Stories (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Regency Officer's Wedding (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
For This We Are Soldiers: Tales of the Frontier Army (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Regency Royal Navy Christmas (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
When We Meet Again (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Stop Me If You've Read This One (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Timeless Regency Collection Books

Regency Christmas Gifts: Three Stories (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autumn Masquerade (By: Nancy Campbell Allen,Josi S. Kilpack,Donna Hatch) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Midwinter Ball (By: Annette Lyon,Heidi Ashworth,Michele Paige Holmes) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spring in Hyde Park (By: Nichole Van,Jennifer Moore,G.G. Vandagriff) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer House Party (By: Sarah M. Eden,Donna Hatch,Regina Scott) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Country Christmas (With: Josi S. Kilpack,Jennifer Moore) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season in London (By: Heather B. Moore,Rebecca Connolly,Elizabeth Johns) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Holiday in Bath (By: Julie Daines,Caroline Warfield,Jaima Fixsen) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falling for a Duke (By: Rebecca Connolly,Nichole Van,Janelle Daniels) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Road to Gretna Green (By: Heather B. Moore,Julie Daines,Lucinda Brant) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Night in Grosvenor Square (By: Heather B. Moore,Annette Lyon,Sarah M. Eden) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wedding Wagers (By: Heather B. Moore,Donna Hatch,Michele Paige Holmes) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Evening at Almack's (By: Sarah M. Eden,Elizabeth Johns,Sally Britton) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Week in Brighton (By: Annette Lyon,Donna Hatch,Jennifer Moore) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Love a Governess (By: Heather B. Moore,Josi S. Kilpack,Julie Daines) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Widows of Somerset (By: Heather B. Moore,Rebecca Connolly,Jen Geigle Johnson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Promise (By: Annette Lyon,Jennifer Moore,Joanna Barker) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Seaside Summer (By: Heather B. Moore,Josi S. Kilpack,Martha Keyes) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inns of Devonshire (By: Annette Lyon,Deborah M. Hathaway,Sally Britton) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Kiss a Wallflower (By: Heather B. Moore,Jen Geigle Johnson,Anneka R. Walker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Those Scandalous Stricklands Books

A Kiss Away from Scandal (By: Christine Merrill) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Not to Marry an Earl (By: Christine Merrill) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Regency Christmas II(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Regency Valentine II(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wedding Bouquet(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Regency Christmas Carol(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Regency Christmas Present(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grand Hotel(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Regency Christmas IX(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Regency Christmas Wishes(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wedding Belles(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Homespun Regency Christmas(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Regency Christmas(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coming Home for Christmas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Timeless Romance Anthology(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Regency Collection(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Happened One Christmas(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hopeful Christmas(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Carla Kelly is a published American author. She has composed over 40 novels as well as short stories during the course of her career.

Carla was born on January 1, 1947. She was born into a Navy family as her father was an officer in the Navy. As a result, she spent her childhood overseas or on different coasts of the United States.

She would attend Brigham Young University and studied Latin American History. She graduated and then went to study American History at the University of Louisiana, graduating with her master’s degree. She also focused her degree on the Indian and Civil Wars.

Carla has been employed as a ranger and a historian at Fort Laramie National Historic Site as part of the National Park Service and has also been a ranger at the Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site. She has worked for North Dakota’s State Historical Society as a contract research historian. She has also taught history at university. Kelly has been a journalist, working for the Valley City Times Record as a features writer in North Dakota.

She currently lives in Idaho. She is married to her husband, Martin Kelly. He used to be a Theater Director and is now retired. They have five children together who are now all adults and live in various places in the United States.

Kelly is known for writing romance as well as historical fiction. She has written Regency romance, Western American fiction, and historical romance, among other genres. Many of her books are kept in private collections. She has penned stories about the Indian Wars in America and has published many novels along the way. When she started as a ranger and historian she decided to get even more serious regarding her career in writing.

She was written what she calls her Fort Laramie stories series, stories told about women, men and children that were alive during the era of the Indian Wars. The stories were popular and two of them won Spur Awards given by the Western Writers of America. She is the second female author to have the distinction of winning these two awards. The collection of her Indian Wars stories came out in entirety in 2003 as “Stories of the Frontier Army” and is one of her personal favorite works.

Incorporating her duties as a mother, the author has also worked her children into her Regency stories. This includes Marian’s Christmas Wish, a novel that has included a variety of her relatives. Even though her children are now all grown, they help her out by giving her feedback as well as providing material for her stories. Her children will also call her during the holiday season to try and get a recipe as their mother is a great cook.

Carla has also served as a writer of the daily local newspaper as the author of Prairie Lite, a weekly column that has won awards. She began writing Regency stories because of how interested she was in the history of the Napoleonic Wars. These are featured in various short stories and Regency novels. She likes writing about sea warfare and everyday regular people that lived in the British Isles.

The author also has hobbies that she keeps up with. She’s interested in British novels in the crime fiction as well as history genre (specifically military when possible), crocheting afghans, and chatting with others about the Indian Wars or the fur trade. Kelly served as the editor for a portion of the fur trade journal of Rudolf F. Kurz, a Swiss artist.

She enjoys whenever she is being asked to speak on topics and was also employed as a contract researcher for North Dakota’s State Historical Society. She has as a result been allowed to go to national archives and look around military history repositories, digging through archive boxes and older documents, something she really has a passion for.

Kelly has been inspired by many authors and works over the years. One of her writing mantras comes from Robert Utley, who told her that one of the secrets to good writing is to sit down and don’t get up until you are done. She has some fictional works that rank among her favorites that include A Town Like Alice, The Lawrenceville Stories, and War and Peace. Historical works that she enjoys include On the Border with Mackenzie, One Vast Winter Count, and Crossing the Line. She also likes authors of crime fiction such as John Harvey, Peter Robinson, and Michael Connelly.

Carla Kelly is the creator and the writer of the Channel Fleet series. This series started with the debut novel’s publication in 2008. Marrying the Captain would be followed by the sequel, The Surgeon’s Lady, in 2009. The third novel in the series came out in 2010 and is Marrying the Royal Marine. If you are interested in historical romances, check this series out!

Marrying the Captain is the first fictional novel in the Channel Fleet series by Carla Kelly. Eleanor Massie is the main character in this story.

Eleanor has lived in poverty by choice ever since money interfered in her world. Her father decided to attempt to auction her off as a mistress to whomever wanted to bid the highest. This was not the way that she wanted to live and so she had to get away.

Her inn may be struggling, but at least she has an independent life. Everything changes when a guest shows up. Captain Oliver Worthy is handsome and she can’t help being attracted to him.

He’s only there planning to report back about her to Lord Ratliffe. But when he figures out this might be not in her favor, he wants to keep her safe. Could marrying this beautiful woman be the solution? Read this book to find out!

The Surgeon’s Lady is the second story in the Channel Fleet series.

Lieutenant Philemon Brittle belongs to the Royal Navy as a surgeon, a position where he’s had to be courageous. However, he’s never fallen in love. Until now.

When he meets Lady Laura Taunton, he’s struck by her beauty. The woman chose nursing to find a purpose and heal from her past. Now the lieutenant must take a chance and try to get Laura to be part of his life forever. Can he do it? Read this book to find out!

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