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Publication Order of Chicago Stars Books

It Had to Be You (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven, Texas (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody's Baby But Mine (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dream a Little Dream (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Heart of Mine (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Match Me If You Can (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Natural Born Charmer (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Star I See Tonight (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Stars Collide (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simply the Best (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wynette, Texas Books

Glitter Baby (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fancy Pants (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Be Good (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Lady (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
What I Did for Love (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call Me Irresistible (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Escape (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Copeland Bride (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Imagine (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Shot (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honey Moon (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiss an Angel (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breathing Room (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ain't She Sweet? / Luv u 4-ever (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroes Are My Weakness (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dance Away with Me (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of the prominent authors of The United States who has written a number of highly successful novels in her writing career. She is very well known for writing her novels based on the Romance and Literature & Fiction genres. Susan was born on December 11, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States to her parents named Louesa Coate Titus and John Aller Titus. Before going on to become one of the popular authors of her time, Susan received her B.F.A from the Ohio University in theater arts. After that, she began teaching English, drama, and speech at one of the local high schools until she got married and gave birth to her first child. Later, she remained at home for many years, taking care of her family as a homemaker. It was in her year 1976 that Susan began developing some interest towards reading and writing books. She moved to New Jersey from Ohio along with her family. There, she would often indulge in discussing about the interesting books to read with her neighbors. Particularly, she became a good friend of one of them named Claire Lefkowitz. Along with her, Susan wrote her first historical romance novel titled The Copeland Bride, and published it in the year 1983 under the pseudonym Justine Cole.

Soon after its publication, Claire had to leave New Jersey along with her family, which forced author Susan to begin writing her novels all by herself. As a result, she wrote and published all her subsequent novels under her original name. Susan met with her husband Bill on a blind date while she was still studying in college. As of today, they are blessed with two fully grown sons and live happily in Chicago, Illinois. With the success of her interesting romance novels, author Susan was able to establish herself as a distinguished writer, which helped her to win a number of prestigious awards in her writing career. One of them is the Favorite Book of the Year Award by the RWA, which she won for a total of 5 times in her writing career. Author Susan is the only writer in the history of American writers to win this award for so many times. Achieving such a feat has made her a noteworthy author and one of the most respected ones in the romance genre. In the year 2001, author Susan was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Romance Writers and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2006 by the RWA.

Many literary magazines describe author Susan Elizabeth Phillips as the provider of the gateway drug to the romance genre because of the excellent plots of her romance novels. The Bookpage magazine very well regarded her as the crown jewel of the writers of the romantic comedy. Almost all the novels written by author Susan have been translated in more than 30 foreign languages all over the world. They have gone on to sell millions of copies throughout the world and have also appeared on a number of bestseller lists. This allowed author Susan to become the best seller writer of the New York Times, USA Today, as well as the Publisher’s Weekly, on multiple occasions. Other than being a successful author of romance novels, she also feels proud to be a passionate reader, hiker, horrible singer, lazy gardener, passable cook, beautiful wife, loving mother, and a caring grandmother. Author Susan still continues to contribute to her two highly successful novel series, the Chicago Stars and Wynette, Texas.

One of the successful novel series written by author Susan Elizabeth Phillips was the ‘Wynette, Texas’ series, which consists of a total of 7 books published between the years 1987 and 2012. One of the initial novels of the series was titled ‘Glitter Baby’. It was actually the third book in the series, but was published first, by the Piatkus publishing house in the year 1987. The plot of the novel is set in Texas and New York in United States and in Paris, France, and revolves around the lives of the main characters, Fleur Savagar, Meg Koranda, and Jake Koranda. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Fleur Savagar is introduced as one of the most beautiful woman to everyone except herself. She feels that her hands are oversized while her her feet are like a paddle-boat. Fleur Savagar has green eyes and streaky blond hair, and seems to be living a life full of secrets that are expected to have their roots from the time before she was even born.

People believed that her mother had bewitching characteristics and had left her home in search of a man named James Dean, but instead she came in contact with Errol Flynn. Now, Fleur Savagar is required to grow up very soon and fight for her survival and the difficult times are expected to make her life miserable very soon. One of the other characters of the novel named Jake Koranda is introduced as one of the brilliant playwright and the hottest Hollywood actor in New York. He seems to have no patience for the glamorous girls because of being tormented, talented and difficult in his own ways. He finds Fleur Savagar to be a beautiful lady with a smart mouth. But, she is way tougher beyond his expectations. She seems to be determined to discover her true self in spite of all the difficulties in her life. Author Susan has described the character of Fleur Savagar in the form of an ugly duckling who is not able to believe the fact that she has turned into a big swan. Also, Jake Koranda is described as a tough guy with a haunted and difficult past. Now, with the ups and downs in their lives, it is to be seen whether the unlikely lovers will be able to meet and trust the feelings of their hearts in the land of broken dreams.

The second novel of the series was published under the title ‘Lady Be Good’. It was released by the Avon Books publishing house in the year 1999. The plot of the novel is set in Texas, United States and revolves around the happenings in the lives of the main characters named Emma Wells-Finch and Kenny Traveler. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Lady Emma Wells-Finch is introduced as the headmistress of the St. Gertrude’s Girls School of England. She is seen by everyone as a woman who is always on a mission. However, she is given the deadline of only a couple of weeks before she will lose all her reputation. In order to save herself from the disgrace, Emma arrives in Texas with her pointing umbrella, beautiful body, ordering mouth, and flying skirts. On the other hand, Kenny Traveler is described as a famous playboy and athlete, who has been suspended from his sport because of his uncaring attitude. He can restore his career only if he becomes fully respectable and responsible. However, he gets blackmailed by someone to chauffeur Lady Emma. She used this opportunity to visit tattoo parlors, honky-tonks, and other worse places. Eventually, the hard headed Lady Emma comes across the handsome, but fearing personality of Kenny Traveler, she begins to fall for his charm. The two develop a relationship full of love and romance.

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3 Responses to “Susan Elizabeth Phillips”

  1. Kathy Timmerman: 3 months ago

    Have you ever thought about writing about Chip Bonner and Rosie Bonner, parents from Dream A Little Dream and Nobody’s Baby But Mine? Best books ever. I still have my books when they first came out, and I still go back and reread them often. Thanks

  2. Thai Jason: 2 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for a new novel. I gobble them up as soon as a new one comes out and then I have to wait for what feels like forever for a new one. Please I feel that I have waiting long enough. Your writing is very special and just makes people feel so good. Thanking you in advance, Thai Jason

  3. Dawn M Brewer: 3 years ago

    I just finished Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ new book When Stars Collide-it was fun, flirty and fabulous!


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