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Carla Kelly Books In Order

Publication Order of Benedict Nesbitt Books

Libby's London Merchant (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Good Turn (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Borrowed Light Books

Borrowed Light (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enduring Light (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Channel Fleet Books

Marrying The Captain (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Surgeon's Lady (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying The Royal Marine (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Loving Vigil Books

My Loving Vigil Keeping (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Step Enough (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of St. Brendan Books

The Unlikely Master Genius (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unlikely Spy Catchers (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unlikely Heroes (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Salvation Falls Books

Western Christmas Proposals (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Sommersby Brides Books

Convenient Christmas Brides (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spanish Brand Books

The Double Cross (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marco and the Devil's Bargain (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paloma and the Horse Traders (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Star in the Meadow (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Timeless Western Collection Books

Calico Ball (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Collections

Carla Kelly's Christmas Collection (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Love and War: A Collection of Love Stories (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Officer's Wedding (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For This We Are Soldiers: Tales of the Frontier Army (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regency Royal Navy Christmas (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Stop Me If You've Read This One (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Regency Christmas II(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Valentine II(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Regency Christmas Carol(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Homespun Regency Christmas(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coming Home for Christmas(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Timeless Romance Anthology(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Happened One Christmas(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regency Christmas Wishes(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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