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Publication Order of Bella Vista Chronicles Books

The Apple Orchard (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beekeeper's Ball (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sugar and Salt (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Calhoun Chronicles Books

The Charm School (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horsemaster's Daughter (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halfway to Heaven (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enchanted Afternoon (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Summer Affair (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DiscoveryBooks

October Wind (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jewel of the Sea (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingdom of Gold (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Great Chicago Fire Trilogy Books

The Hostage (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mistress (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Firebrand (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lakeshore Chronicles Books

Summer at Willow Lake (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winter Lodge (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dockside / Dockside at Willow Lake (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowfall at Willow Lake (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fireside (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lakeshore Christmas (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer Hideaway (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying Daisy Bellamy (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Willow Lake (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candlelight Christmas (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starlight on Willow Lake (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The anthology More Than Words contains the short story Homecoming Season published in 2008.

Publication Order of Tudor Rose Books

At the King's Command / Circle in the Water (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maiden's Hand / Vows Made in Wine (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Queen's Summons / Dancing On Air (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Texas Wildflower (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Briar Rose (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winds of Glory (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Embrace the Day (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonshadow (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lily and the Leopard (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Raven and the Rose (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mistress of Normandy (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mist and the Magic (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maiden of Ireland (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of the Night (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fairytale Christmas (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miranda (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lightkeeper (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Drifter (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The You I Never Knew (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passing Through Paradise (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Before Dark (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer by the Sea (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ocean Between Us (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Table For Five (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lakeside Cottage (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Breathe (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How I Planned Your Wedding (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Goodbye Quilt (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The St. James Affair (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island Time (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Tree (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Map of the Heart (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between You and Me (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oysterville Sewing Circle / Club (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost and Found Bookshop (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bachelor Auction: Heart of the West Books

Bachelor Father (By:Vicki Lewis Thompson) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Courting Callie (By:Lynn Erickson) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Husband for Hire (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Bodyguard (By:Muriel Jensen) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nick of Time (By:Janelle Denison) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Happened One Weekend (By:Kristin Gabriel) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The $4.98 Daddy (By:Jo Leigh) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hitched By Christmas (By:Jule McBride) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher And The Rich Girl (By:Heather MacAllister) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shane's Last Stand (By:Ruth Jean Dale) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Baby By Chance (By:Cathy Gillen Thacker) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Solution (By:Day Leclaire) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rent-A-Dad (By:Judy Christenberry) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Man in Wyoming (By:Margot Dalton) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tropical Chills: Fourteen Tales of Scorching Horror to Make Your Blood Run Cold(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Irish Magic(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merry Christmas, Baby!(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Time Marriage(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Irish Magic II(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Summer Place(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Our Dreams(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cinderfella / Lady of the Night(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Happened One Christmas(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Than Words, Volume 3(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Than Words(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Brides(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hotel Angeline(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Summer of Firsts(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer It Begins(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Susan Wiggs was born in the United States. She is an American novelist who is specialized in writing mainly historical and contemporary romance novels. Wiggs developed an interest in her childhood age. At the age of eight, she began writing finishing her first novel, which had a title of A Book About Some Bad Kids. Wiggs is a Harvard university graduate.

After graduating, she temporarily abandoned the dream she had about being a novelist, and instead she opted to become a math teacher. Although she quitted writing, she never stopped even for a moment reading the novels, especially those reveling in romance. One evening in the year 1983, after the materials she was reading run out, she started writing again.

She used A Book About Some Bad Adults as the working title. In the year 1987, Zebra Books published her first novel, after writing for three good years. The novel was about Western historical romance and she named it “Texas Wildflower”. Her contemporary romance and subsequent historical have been set in a wide range of settings and time periods.

Wings set most of her novels basing on the places she has lived in or visited before. In the year 1992, she gave up with her professional career in teaching, and made writing her full-time job. Since then, she has always completed an average of two books within a period of a year. Wiggs also writes single-title women’s fiction stories in addition to historical and contemporary romance novels. This was something she began writing in the year 2000.

The first single-title story, “The You I Never Knew”, was published in 2001. Wings however, made a debut in 2003, after writing originals novels for mass-market for several years. Wiggs wrote many of her books in a connecting way, thus allowing her to revisit established characters. Her books have published in several languages which includes German, French, Japanese, Dutch, Hungarian, Latvian, and Russian. RITA Award has frequently named Susan Wiggs’ books finalists, which is the highest honor given in the genre.

In the year 1993, she received the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for the beat romance novel “Lord of the Night”. She came in the RITA Award picture for the second time in 2000. This time the novel “The Charm School” was named the favorite book of the year. Wiggs also won the RITA Award in 2000 for the best short historical novel “The Mistress” and in 2006 for the “Lakeside Cottage”.

She has also receive The Holt Medallion, which is the Colorado Award of Excellence and Blue Boa Award, the Peninsula Romance Writers of America. She has been named twice by the Romantic Times as the Career Achievement Award winner. Currently Wiggs lives Bainbridge Island, located in Washington with her family. She is a happily married wife and she is blessed with one daughter. She has a webpage which is normally maintained by her mother.

The Beekeeper Ball

Wiggs returns to the Bella Vista, where a rich harvest is yielded by the land’s bounty…and the secrets of the family have long been buried. Isabel Johansen is introduced as a celebrated chef in the sleepy Sonoma town of Archangel where she grew up transforming her childhood home into a destination school of cooking.

Dreamers can come here to learn their culinary arts as this is a unique place to do such a thing. Bella Vista’s apple working orchards, beehives and bountiful gardens, is the idyllic venue for Isabel’s project with its rambling mission-style hacienda. To forget her past, this is the perfect place for her to forget her past. But when swaggering, Isabel carefully ordered plans start to go awry, and to dig up the old history, journalist Cormac O’Neil of the war-torn arrives.

He has always been good in exposing the lives of other people than showing closely-guarded heart of his own. He ends up revealing a few steps of his own due to the pleasures of small-town life and Isabel’s kitchen searing sensuality. The summer’s dreamy sweetness, is the year’s perfect time for grand family wedding and the Beekeeper Ball is enchanting.

This brings emotions to the head of the story, to create unexpected new future due to the collision of the past and the present. The Beekeeper’s Ball is richly and an exquisite imagined novel of some of the secrets that prevents us from finding our way. It talks about the ties that binds us to our family and home, and the human’s heart made depending on the indelible imprint love.

The Apple Orchard.

When looking for entirely different else, you can sometimes stumble across a treasure unexpectedly. Susan Wiggs bring yet another novel that makes readers to the lush abundance of Sonoma County in a novel of sisters, friendship and how memories like a spell around us are woven. Tess Delaney finds a way of making a living out of restoring the stolen treasures to the people who owned the treasures.

Despite Tess Delaney’s advice, people like Annelise Winther refuses to let go of the necklace that was once loved by her long-gone mother. According to Annelise, the memories of the jewel are in its value. The own history of Tess is filled with gaps. Tess had a father she knew to be existing but never had the privilege of meeting him. Her mother too was not the best mom as she spend most of her time travelling rather than spending time with Tess.

So when Tess discovers that her grandfather who she never knew is in coma, she get shocked. She also learns that she has been named in his grandfather’s to inherit half of the Bella Vista, which is approximately a hundred-acre apple orchard, called Archangel in the magical Sonoma town. Tess starts to discover that, a world filled simple pleasures of family and food, against the Bella Vista’s rich landscape of the earth that is warm beneath her feet that is bare.

A world where the family always comes first and the history roots runs deep. A place where it is inevitable and possible to fall in love. Tess starts to see the reality of what Annelise once told her, in a season that is filled with a lot of new experiences. Annelise once told her that, “if you do not believe that memories are worth more than your money, then you have not made the right kind of memories”.

Susan Wiggs novels used in TV shows.

The Lakeshore chronicles is one the Susan Wiggs novels that have been used in the production of TV shows. The series Chicago Fire Trilogy is also base on the novel written by Susan Wiggs. The Apple Orchard novel has been used to produce Bella Vista’s series.

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4 Responses to “Susan Wiggs”

  1. Barbara J. Waltemire: 8 months ago

    Have a lot of your books The first one I read was
    AN OCEAN AWAY. But I didn’t see it listed above. Guess it did not become one of your Chronicles

    • Graeme: 8 months ago

      I researched it and am not seeing any book written by Susan titled “An Ocean Away”. Are you sure you have the title correct? She did write “The Ocean Between Us”.

  2. Karen: 2 years ago

    love The Apple Orchard & The Beekeepers Ball. The ending of the Beekeepers Ball referred to situations indicating another book. I’m wondering why you haven’t written another book in that series?

  3. Jane Carr: 2 years ago

    I love The Apple Orchard & The Beekeepers Ball. The ending of the Beekeepers Ball referred to situations indicating another book. I’m wondering why you haven’t written another book in that series?

    I have thoroughly enjoyed many of your other books including entire Lakeshore Chronicles series.

    What are some of your most recent books??


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