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Marilyn Pappano/ Rachel Butler Books In Order

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Publication Order of Bethlehem Books

Season for Miracles (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Enchanted Season (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father to Be (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Kiss (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Getting Lucky (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven on Earth (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cabin Fever (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small Wonders (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cedar Creek Books

Killer Secrets (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Smile (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detective on the Hunt (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Copper Lake - with the Calloway Brothers Books

One Stormy Night (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forbidden Stranger (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Intimate Enemy (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passion to Die For (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scandal in Copper Lake (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Criminal Deception (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Protector's Temptation (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Copper Lake Secrets (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Enemy's Arms (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Copper Lake Encounter (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Copper Lake Confidential (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover in Copper Lake (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Daddy Knows Last Books

The Baby Notion (By: Dixie Browning) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby in a Basket (By: Helen R. Myers) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Discovered (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Hook a Husband --- and a Baby (By: Carolyn Zane) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Heartbreak Canyon Books

Cattleman's Promise (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horseman's Bride (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogues Reform (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sheriff's Surrender (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawman's Redemption (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
One True Thing (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bluest Eyes in Texas (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Montana Mavericks: Wed in Whitehorn Books

with Jennifer Greene, Jackie Merritt, Laurie Paige, Cheryl St. John, Pamela Toth, Victoria Pade
Big Sky Lawman (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kincaid Bride (By: Jackie Merritt) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marriage Bargain (By: Victoria Pade) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cheyenne Bride (By: Laurie Paige) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Birth Mother (By: Pamela Toth) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaw Marriage (By: Laurie Paige) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlaw Marriage (By: Laurie Paige) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Belong to Me (By: Jennifer Greene) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rawlins Brothers Books

The Truth About Tate (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble With Josh (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Romancing the Crown Books

The Man Who Would Be King (By: Linda Turner) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prince's Wedding (By: Justine Davis) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess and the Mercenary (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disenchanted Duke (By: Marie Ferrarella) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret-Agent Sheik (By: Linda Winstead Jones) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Virgin Seduction (By: Kathleen Creighton) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Royal Murder (By: Lyn Stone) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sarah's Knight (By: Mary McBride) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the King's Command (By: Ingrid Weaver) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kate & Lucas (By: Justine Davis,Ingrid Weaver) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drew & Samira (By: Carla Cassidy,Eileen Wilks) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lorenzo & Anna (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leila & Gage (By: Kathleen Creighton) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nina & Dominic (By: Lyn Stone,Mary McBride) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Selena McCaffrey Books

as Rachel Butler

Publication Order of Somebody Trilogy Books

Somebody's Baby (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody's Lady (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody's Hero (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Southern Knights Books

Regarding Remy (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Michael's Gift (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man Like Smith (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Overnight Alibi (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Convincing Jamey (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Taming of Reid Donovan (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knight Errant (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tallgrass Books

A Hero to Come Home To (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Man To Hold On To (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Love to Call Her Own (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Promise of Forever (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Chance of a Lifetime (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Summer to Remember (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Within Reach (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lights of Home (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Room at the Inn (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something in Heaven (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not Without Honor (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dangerous Man (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilt by Association (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Probable Cause (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Homefront (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Retreat (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Annie's Pass (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memories of Laura (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Memories (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Sinful Harmony (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survive the Night (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passion (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suspicion (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Older, Wiser... Pregnant (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cody Daniel's Return (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murphy's Law (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Do You Love? (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forget Me Not (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honourable Intentions (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pregnant with His Child (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Than a Hero (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bayou Hero (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nights with a Thief (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detective Defender (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Reunion (2020)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 (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
The Baby Track (By: Barbara Boswell) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Casey's Flyboy (By: Vivian Leiber) (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 (By: Barbara Bretton) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Late Bloomer (By: Peg Sutherland) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of 36 Hours Books

Strange Bedfellows (By: Kasey Michaels) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ooh Baby, Baby (By: Diana K. Whitney) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Her Eyes Only (By: Sharon Sala) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinderella Story (By: Elizabeth August) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father And Child Reunion (By: Christine Flynn) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rancher and the Runaway Bride (By: Susan Mallery) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Partners In Crime (By: Lisa Gardner) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nine Months (By: Beverly Barton) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Parent Plan (By: Paula Detmer Riggs) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Must Remember This (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage By Contract (By: Sandra Steffen) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinderella for a Night (By: Susan Mallery) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thanksgiving To Remember (By: Margaret Watson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas That Changed Everything (With: Christine Flynn,Mary Lynn Baxter) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Very... Pregnant New Year's (By: Doreen Roberts) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Secret Valentine (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Partners in Crime Part 1 (By: Alicia Scott) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Partners in Crime Part 2 (By: Alicia Scott) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Partners in Crime Part 3 (By: Alicia Scott) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ooh Baby, Baby Part 1 (By: Diana K. Whitney) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ooh Baby, Baby Part 2 (By: Diana K. Whitney) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ooh Baby, Baby Part 3 (By: Diana K. Whitney) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Her Eyes Only Part 1 (By: Sharon Sala) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Her Eyes Only Part 2 (By: Sharon Sala) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Her Eyes Only Part 3 (By: Sharon Sala) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Bedfellows Part 1 (By: Kasey Michaels) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Bedfellows Part 2 (By: Kasey Michaels) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Bedfellows Part 3 (By: Kasey Michaels) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightning Strikes Part 1 (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightning Strikes Part 2 (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightning Strikes Part 3 (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinderella Story Part 1 (By: Elizabeth August) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinderella Story Part 2 (By: Elizabeth August) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinderella Story Part 3 (By: Elizabeth August) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rancher and the Runaway Bride Part 1 (By: Susan Mallery) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rancher and the Runaway Bride Part 2 (By: Susan Mallery) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rancher and the Runaway Bride Part 3 (By: Susan Mallery) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage by Contract Part 1 (By: Sandra Steffen) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage by Contract Part 2 (By: Sandra Steffen) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage by Contract Part 3 (By: Sandra Steffen) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father and Child Reunion Part 1 (By: Christine Flynn) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father and Child Reunion Part 2 (By: Christine Flynn) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father and Child Reunion Part 3 (By: Christine Flynn) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nine Months Part 1 (By: Alicia Scott) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nine Months Part 2 (By: Alicia Scott) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nine Months Part 3 (By: Alicia Scott) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Parent Plan Part 1 (By: Paula Detmer Riggs) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Parent Plan Part 2 (By: Paula Detmer Riggs) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Parent Plan Part 3 (By: Paula Detmer Riggs) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Must Remember This Part 1 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Must Remember This Part 2 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Must Remember This Part 3 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightning Strikes (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Christmas That Changed Everything(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Covert Christmas(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas to Remember(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Need a Hero Box Set: A Military Romance Collection(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Marilyn Pappano is an American bestselling and award-winning author of romance and romantic suspense books. She has authored more than twenty standalones and four book series. She also writes Selena McCaffrey series under the pen name, Rachel Butler. Pappano was born and raised in Oklahoma and also had the fun of living in California, Georgia, Carolinas, and Alabama thanks to her husband’s career in the Navy. When her husband retired, the couple returned to their Oklahoma home and has since then lived in the same house for more than seventeen years.

With more than two dozen books (series and standalones included), and over three million copies of her work in print, she is popularly known for her sensual and intensely emotional stories. Her books have made appearances in several bestseller lists, and she has been recognized with several awards including Reviewers Choice Award, Maggie Award, and Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.

A Hero To Come Home To

A Hero to Come Home To is the first book in Tallgrass series by Marilyn Pappano. The novel opens up precisely 13 months after Carly lost her beloved husband in a military mission in Afghanistan. She is yet to come in terms with her husband’s death, has much sorrow and finds life difficult to handle. She talks with her friend Therese and then joins a group of widows known as The Tuesday Night Marguarita Group, a year later with the support they offer, she slowly piecing together her life back.

On one of their meetings, Carly meets Dane, a serious man dealing with his own personal demons after returning from war. He is struggling with his injuries from the battlefield and trying to come in terms with how the injuries have impacted his own life and what next move he’ll make. He always wanted to dedicated two decades into the army. Now he’s injured, his mother feels that a piece of him is missing, his wife cheated and left him, and Dane is certain that relationship won’t work at this time in his life.

However by coincidence or rather say fate, Dane and Carly keep on bumping on each other, and soon they become good friends. They soon start to develop feelings of more than friendship, but they’re still struggling with their problems. Carly still has her wedding ring and still keeps her husband’s belongings in her house, and the house still looks the same when her husband left for the battlefield. Additionally, she is struggling with the guilt as she feels like she’s cheating on her dead husband because she is getting attached to Dane. She has support from her friend as well as her family especially her sister-in-law who assures her that everything is going to be okay. She soon starts feeling what she hasn’t ever felt before when she takes her relationship with Dane to the next level.

On the other hand, Dane isn’t coping too well with his injuries, and he’s afraid to tell Carly because he fears that she likes perfection and he isn’t perfect. As they take what they’ve built forward, Dane keeps on holding back. Carly suspects that something’s up with Dane, but she’s also patient enough knowing love is patient and shouldn’t be forced. But the longer he keeps on holding back, the more it becomes hard for him to confess to her. However, he’ll have to take the risk if he needs some solid relationship with Carly.

Marilyn Pappano has given the readers not only a romantic themed story but also a story that handles other issues faced by the men behind enemy lines and their families. Through Carly, the reader can see how those left behind by men who die in battlefield struggle to come in terms with the sudden death of their loved ones, with millions of questions lingering in their mind. It’s always hard for such a family to adjust, and while they might come to terms with the death of their loved ones, the wounds never heal, and the gaps left behind are never fully occupied.

Through Dane, the readers also get to know how those who’ve been behind enemy lines try to adapt to their lives when they come back home. Some are left with life-changing injuries while others are left to deal with what is commonly known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dane has to deal with a life-changing injury and through him; the readers are able to understand how the problems faced by the brave men from war affect not only their lives but also the lives of their loved ones. A Hero to Come To is an emotional and also happy love story that guarantees to leave you sad and happy at the same time. It brings out the true meaning of love, and how love can withstand even the mightiest storms.

The Assassin

The Assassin is Selena McCaffrey series debut novel by Marilyn Pappano under the pseudonym, Rachel Butler. The author introduces us to Selena McCaffrey, a woman who truly knows what it is like to fight for her own life, hone her body and never let her guard down for anyone regardless of who they are.

A gorgeous artist but with a dark and painful past, she also has known how to keep her skeletons in the closet securely guarded. Armed to the tooth with a 40 caliber gun and a double-edged knife in her bags, she leaves Key West into the American Heartland with only one mission in mind- to kill a man.

A decade and a half ago, a chance encounter thrashed Selena into the arms of a criminal gang leader, William Davis, who became the savior and her father figure. Now the man has ordered her live next door to a Tulsa detective investigating three murder cases. A man of unknown strength, investigator Tony Ceola is closer enough to crippling William’s gang empire. But as the lady assassin slowly get to explore her neighborhood, her past starts slipping away. She is faced with a dilemma, to finish the task she was commanded to by a man who introduced her to the world of violence or lives with the man who can set her free.

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