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Publication Order of Bella Vista Chronicles Books

The Apple Orchard (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beekeeper's Ball (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sugar and Salt (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Calhoun Chronicles Books

The Charm School (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horsemaster's Daughter (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halfway to Heaven (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enchanted Afternoon (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Summer Affair (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of DiscoveryBooks

October Wind (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jewel of the Sea (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingdom of Gold (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Great Chicago Fire Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Lakeshore Chronicles Books

Summer at Willow Lake (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winter Lodge (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dockside / Dockside at Willow Lake (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowfall at Willow Lake (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireside (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lakeshore Christmas (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer Hideaway (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marrying Daisy Bellamy (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Willow Lake (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Candlelight Christmas (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starlight on Willow Lake (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maiden's Hand / Vows Made in Wine (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Queen's Summons / Dancing On Air (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Texas Wildflower (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Briar Rose (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winds of Glory (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Embrace the Day (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moonshadow (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lily and the Leopard (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Raven and the Rose (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mistress of Normandy (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mist and the Magic (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maiden of Ireland (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of the Night (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fairytale Christmas (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miranda (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lightkeeper (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drifter (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The You I Never Knew (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passing Through Paradise (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Before Dark (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer by the Sea (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ocean Between Us (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Table For Five (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lakeside Cottage (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Breathe (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Borrowed Bride (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
How I Planned Your Wedding (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goodbye Quilt (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The St. James Affair (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island Time (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Tree (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Map of the Heart (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between You and Me (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oysterville Sewing Circle / Club (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost and Found Bookshop (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Welcome to Beach Town (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twelve Dogs of Christmas (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bachelor Auction: Heart of the West Books

Male for Sale (By: Tiffany White) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Takes a Hero (By: Gina Wilkins) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
MacKenzie's Woman (By: JoAnn Ross) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bachelor Father (By: Vicki Lewis Thompson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just for the Night (By: Leandra Logan) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Wild Weekend (By: Rita Clay Estrada) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courting Callie (By: Lynn Erickson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Husband for Hire / The 10-Year Reunion (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Bodyguard (By: Muriel Jensen) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nick of Time (By: Janelle Denison) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Happened One Weekend (By: Kristin Gabriel) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The $4.98 Daddy (By: Jo Leigh) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Takes a Cowboy (By: Gina Wilkins) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitched By Christmas (By: Jule McBride) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rancher And The Rich Girl (By: Heather MacAllister) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shane's Last Stand (By: Ruth Jean Dale) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Baby By Chance (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Solution (By: Day Leclaire) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rent-A-Dad (By: Judy Christenberry) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Man in Wyoming (By: Margot Dalton) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reclaiming Jake (By: Patricia Keelyn) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tropical Chills: Fourteen Tales of Scorching Horror to Make Your Blood Run Cold(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merry Christmas, Baby!(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Time Marriage(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Irish Magic II(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Summer Place(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Our Dreams(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinderfella / Lady of the Night(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Happened One Christmas(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Than Words, Volume 3(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Than Words(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Brides(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hotel Angeline(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Summer of Firsts(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer It Begins(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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10 Responses to “Susan Wiggs”

  1. Gloria Dawn Smith: 6 months ago

    I remember reading a book about 2 young girls riding their bikes to Camo Kioga, sneaking out to do so, and very curious to see how the rich folk spent their summers.
    I’ve read many of your books, and wish to read that one again. Please let me me know the title so I can order it. Thanks millions!

    • Marie Nachman: 5 months ago

      It’s one of the Willow lake books set in the town of Avalon but i don’t recall which one. Read them all again. The series is great. I wanted to move there but it’s too cold for me! 😃

  2. rosemsarie bissonnette: 12 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!

  3. Julie Powers: 1 year 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.

  4. aann: 1 year ago

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

  5. Barbara J. Waltemire: 2 years 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: 2 years 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”.

  6. Karen: 3 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?

    • Margaret Wickman: 4 weeks ago

      I just read The Lost and Found Bookstore and Salt and Sugar both included characters from The Apple Orchard. I read all four books after seeing the movie based on the Apple Orchard on the Hallmark Channel.

  7. Jane Carr: 3 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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