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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
The Borrowed Bride (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
Welcome to Beach Town (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twelve Dogs of Christmas (2023)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
Reclaiming Jake (By: Patricia Keelyn) (2001)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, an American author, was born in the United States and is known for her historical and contemporary romance novels. Her passion for writing began during her childhood, and by the age of eight, she had completed her first novel, “A Book About Some Bad Kids.” Wiggs is a graduate of Harvard University.

Following her graduation, Wiggs temporarily set aside her dream of becoming a novelist to pursue a career as a math teacher. Despite this shift, she continued to read novels, particularly those in the romance genre. In 1983, after running out of reading material one evening, she began writing once more. Using “A Book About Some Bad Adults” as her working title, she spent three years crafting her first published novel.

In 1987, Zebra Books published Wiggs’ debut novel, “Texas Wildflower,” a Western historical romance. Since then, her contemporary and historical romances have been set in various time periods and locations, often inspired by places she has lived or visited. Wiggs made the transition to full-time writing in 1992.

Over the years, Susan Wiggs has received numerous awards and accolades for her work, solidifying her status as a prominent figure in the romance genre. In 1993, she received the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA Award for her novel “Lord of the Night.” She was recognized again in 2000 for “The Charm School.” Additionally, Wiggs has won RITA Awards for “The Mistress” (2000) and “Lakeside Cottage” (2006). Romantic Times has twice named her a Career Achievement Award winner.

In addition to her romance novels, Wiggs began writing single-title women’s fiction in 2000. Her first single-title story, “The You I Never Knew,” was published in 2001. Wiggs often connects her stories, allowing her to revisit established characters.

Susan has written the following series:

The Lakeshore Chronicles: Set in the fictional town of Avalon, this series follows the Bellamy family and their friends. Each book focuses on a different character, allowing readers to explore various aspects of Avalon’s community. Some of the series’ standout titles include “Summer at Willow Lake,” “The Winter Lodge,” and “Dockside.”

The Bella Vista Chronicles: Centered around the idyllic Sonoma County, the Bella Vista Chronicles delve into themes of family, friendship, and the power of memories. The series begins with “The Apple Orchard,” in which protagonist Tess Delaney restores stolen treasures to their rightful owners while uncovering her own family’s hidden past. The series continues with “The Beekeeper’s Ball,” following celebrated chef Isabel Johansen as she transforms her childhood home into a destination cooking school and navigates unexpected challenges.

The Chicago Fire Trilogy: Inspired by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, this historical romance series explores the lives of three women who find love amidst the chaos and destruction. Titles in this trilogy include “The Hostage,” “The Mistress,” and “The Firebrand.”

The Calhoun Chronicles: Set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this series centers on the lives and romances of the Calhoun family. With titles such as “The Charm School,” “The Horsemaster’s Daughter,” and “Halfway to Heaven,” the Calhoun Chronicles transport readers to a time of change and opportunity in America’s history.

The novel The Secrets of Bella Vista was adapted into a TV movie in 2022 starring Rachelle Lefevre and Niall Matter.

Wiggs’ impressive body of work, numerous awards, and dedication to her craft have earned her a lasting legacy in the world of romance literature. With each new novel, she continues to captivate readers with her evocative settings, engaging characters, and emotionally resonant storytelling. As her stories are adapted for television and film, Susan Wiggs’ impact continues to expand, touching the hearts of countless fans worldwide.

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7 Responses to “Susan Wiggs”

  1. rosemsarie bissonnette: 2 months ago

    Totally enjoying Susan’s books. I stumbled across one and became an instant fan. I now have read thru a number of her series and can’t wait to read more!

  2. Julie Powers: 2 months ago

    I’m reading your newest book, Welcome to Beach Town, and I’m loving it. This is one of the first books I can not put down!! Thank you so much for writing a wonderful book. I am a librarian and will tell all I know what a wonderful book this is.

  3. aann: 8 months ago

    just finished reading Sugar and Salt. It is a wonderful book.

  4. Barbara J. Waltemire: 1 year 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: 1 year 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”.

  5. 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?

  6. 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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