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Kristin Billerbeck Books In Order

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Publication Order of Ashley Stockingdale Books

What a Girl Wants (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
She's Out of Control (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
With This Ring, I'm Confused (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
What a Girl Needs (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pacific Avenue Books

Room at the Top (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The View from Above (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Smitten Books

Smitten (With: Colleen Coble,Denise Hunter,Diann Hunt) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Natalie - Birthday Wishes (By: Colleen Coble) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secretly Smitten (With: Colleen Coble,Denise Hunter,Diann Hunt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Between the Lines (By: Colleen Coble) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Blooms (By: Denise Hunter) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smitten Book Club (With: Colleen Coble,Denise Hunter,Diann Hunt) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love by the Book (By: Colleen Coble) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happily Ever After (By: Denise Hunter) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smitten Ever After (By: Colleen Coble) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Spa Girls Books

She's All That (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Girl's Best Friend (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calm, Cool, and Adjusted (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Trophy Wives Club Books

The Trophy Wives Club (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back to Life (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Universally Misunderstood Books

Perfectly Dateless (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfectly Invisible (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfectly Ridiculous (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Strong As The Redwood (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
What the Heart Sees (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meet My Sister, Tess (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Landlord Takes a Bride (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unbreakable Hope (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prodigal's Welcome (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace In Action (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Online (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother's Wedding Dress (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Split Ends (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Billion Reasons Why (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scent of Rain (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swimming to the Surface (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Theory of Happily Ever After (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Ranchero's Daughter (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Delight Yourself in the Lord... Even on Bad Hair Days (With: Debby Mayne,Sandra Bricker,Diann Hunt,Trish Perry) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love & Romance Collections Books

The New England Romance Collection (By: Susan Page Davis,Pamela Griffin,Darlene Franklin,Lynette Sowell,Lisa Harris) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Farmer's Daughter Romance Collection (By: Kelly Eileen Hake,Jill Stengl,Tracie Peterson,Susan May Warren,MaryDavis) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Is Patient Romance Collection (By: Erica Vetsch,Vickie McDonough,Jill Stengl,Darlene Franklin,Janet Lee Barton,Frances Devine,Lena Dooley,Connie Stevens) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Valiant Hearts Romance Collection (With: Colleen L. Reece,JoAnn A. Grote,Janet Spaeth,Jennifer Rogers Spinola,MaryLu Tyndall,Pamela Griffin,Darlene Franklin,Kathleen Y'Barbo) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rails to Love Romance Collection (By: Liz Tolsma,Diana Lesire Brandmeyer,Amanda Cabot,Lynn A. Coleman,Connie Stevens,Susanne Dietze,Ramona K. Cecil,Kim Vogel Sawyer,Lisa Carter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Forever Friends(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heirloom Brides(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Dates(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gentleman's Kiss Romance Collection(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Kristin Billerbeck is a bestselling chick lit novelist credited for bringing the genre into the Christian market. Earlier in her life, she earned her advertising and marketing degree and would then become a freelance writer.

During this period, she wrote all manner of marketing materials including web/blog content, press releases and marketing copy in addition to collateral marketing materials. She would later become a marketing director and did the marketing for several malls in Silicon Valley.

Billerbeck published “Strong as the Redwood,” her debut novel in 1997 and since then has become one of the most prolific authors in the chick lit genre.. She now has more than 40 published titles in addition to three non fiction works that she ghost wrote.

With her novels which had a Christian slant becoming very popular, she would become branded a Christina Chick Lit author. In addition to her novels, she is also a blogger at “Girls Write Out” and “Girly Girl,” which is a blog about Pop Culture.

Billerbeck grew up with a strong sense of justice and since she was not smart enough to make DA, she decided to become a novelist.
The fourth generation Californian and American mutt has said that she strongly identifies with her Italian heritage. However, she was born to a mother who has German and Norwegian roots who tried to teach her the old ways of life.

She was taught budgeting, sewing, cleaning and cooking so that she could become an upright member of society. While her mother tried her best she failed miserably as she figure skated, danced and cheered through life completely confusing her practical family.

For her 40th birthday her grandmother gave her a cookie gun hoping she could turn things around. Kristin Billerbeck’s Italian family taught her the good life including how to shop, eat, be merry and generally be indulgent. Her grandmother had a penchant for shoes given her tiny feet.

She never had to endure lessons at her house except for how to walk in high heels, drip herself in rhinestones and drape herself in her Nana’s mink. She of course picked up this lifestyle a lot faster.

As for how Kristin Billerbeck came to be a storyteller, it all has to do with her childhood experiences. Growing up, she had a very ill brother who was always in and out of hospital which meant she spent much of the time all alone. During this time, he made stories in her head to pass the time.

While her brother was in therapy, she used to spend hours at the Eucalyptus grove behind the Stanford Children’s Council as she imagined she was in a different world. Unlike many authors, he was never much of a reader until he was in his first year of high school and discovered Jane Austen.

He would go on to read everything she ever wrote and her love for reading blossomed from there. Kristin went on to graduate with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from San Jose State University. It was also at college that she would become a born again Christian.

As a mother to four children, her hobbies include drinking espresso and bus driving. She also likes to meet out with her friends to go to brunch and dinner. When she is relaxing at home, she likes to watch a lot of documentaries and reality TV.

Kristin Billerbeck’s novel “What a Girl Wants” is a work that will resonate with many Christian women. It is particularly poignant for women trying to have a relationship, keep their faith and have a career.

It is a chick lit novel that should not be taken too seriously even though Billerbeck develops her characters and showcases their flaws to make them very relatable.

The lead is a patent attorney named Ashley who is searching for love but cannot seem to find the right guy at the right time. On the other hand is Seth, who is a man she has crushed on for the longest time who can never seem to ever want a serious relationship.

While Seth is a Christian, he cannot offer what she wants and when Kevin a non Christian becomes interested in ehr she finds herself in quite the conundrum. With so many dramatic changes taking place in her life, she needs to figure out a new direction for her life.

It is a cute Christian romance with a funny and slightly mental lead whose story is quite endearing.

“She’s Out of Control” by Kristin Billerbeck continues to follow Ashley Stockingdale with more of her many antics. While she decided to have a boyfriend who she has been dating for nearly a year, she does think her relationship is going anywhere. Ashley is in love with him and cannot wait for him to propose but he remains non committal.

As a 31 year old, she can feel her ticking biological clock but is unable to cut ties with the man. Ashley knows the right thing to do is cut ties if she is to find someone who can commit for the long term but she is unable to pull the trigger.

But things get very interesting when an affectionate, handsome and caring former boyfriend comes into the picture. He wants to be friends with Ashley and this is sure to complicate her relationships even further.
Combining her family, work and boyfriend issues coupled with best friend baby issues she feels as if her life is spinning out of control.

Kristin Billerbeck’s novel “With This Ring, I’m Confused” sees Aashley finally achieve the dream she has had for the longest time. At long last the homeowner, fashionista and patent attorney finally gets to add fiance to her resume as she awaits her happily ever after.

Over the next few months, she will be waltzing on the decadent aisles of Kenneth Cole, Vera Wang, Kate Spade place settings, Sheridan sheets and Oneida flatware. But then she learns that her company just hired her former boyfriend who will be working as the new director of one of the departments.
He had broken her heart when he ran off to India leaving her in a lurch. In the meantime, her fiance has been sounding crazy as he proposes that they move miles across the US to Philadelphia. Life seems very confusing for Ashley but one thing she never lacks is drama.

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