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Virginia Kantra Books In Order

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Publication Order of Children of the Earth Books

Midsummer Night's Magic (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children of the Sea Books

Publication Order of Dare Island Books

Carolina Home (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carolina Girl (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carolina Man (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carolina Blues (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carolina Dreaming (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carolina Heart (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Family Secrets Books

A Forbidden Seduction (By: Sara Wood) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncharted Waters (By: Linda Castillo) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Impossible Alliance (By: Candace Irvin) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Verdict of Love (By: Jenna Mills) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cinderella Mission (By: Catherine Mann) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phoenix Encounter / Secret Encounter (By: Linda Castillo) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemy Mind (By: Maggie Shayne) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pyramid of Lies (By: Anne Marie Winston) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Player (By: Evelyn Vaughn) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bluewater Affair (By: Cindy Gerard) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Beautiful Assassin (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Billionaire Drifter (By: Beverly Bird) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fever (By: Linda Winstead Jones) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Attraction (By: Myrna Mackenzie) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Parker Project (By: Joan Elliott Pickart) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Insider (By: Ingrid Weaver) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Check Mate (By: Beverly Barton) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ripple Effect (By: Vickie Taylor) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close Quarters (By: Judith Lyons) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Racing Hearts (By: Lilian Darcy) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Family Secrets Books

Enemy Mind (By: Maggie Shayne)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pyramid of Lies (By: Anne Marie Winston)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Player (By: Evelyn Vaughn)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bluewater Affair (By: Cindy Gerard)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Beautiful Assassin(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Verdict of Love (By: Jenna Mills)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Billionaire Drifter (By: Beverly Bird)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fever (By: Linda Winstead Jones)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Attraction (By: Myrna Mackenzie)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Parker Project (By: Joan Elliott Pickart)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Insider (By: Ingrid Weaver)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Check Mate (By: Beverly Barton)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ripple Effect (By: Vickie Taylor)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncharted Waters (By: Linda Castillo)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close Quarters (By: Judith Lyons)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Racing Hearts (By: Lilian Darcy)(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Forbidden Seduction (By: Sara Wood)(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cinderella Mission (By: Catherine Mann)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Impossible Alliance (By: Candace Irvin)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phoenix Encounter / Secret Encounter (By: Linda Castillo)(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Firstborn Sons Books

Born Brave (By: Ruth Wind) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born a Hero (By: Paula Detmer Riggs) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born To Protect (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born Royal (By: Alexandra Sellers) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sweet Home Carolina Books

The Reforming of Matthew Dunn (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Passion of Patrick MacNeill (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Temptation of Sean MacNeill (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad Dog and Annie (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Trouble In Eden Books

All A Man Can Do (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
All a Man Can Ask (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
All A Man Can Be (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stolen Memory (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Guilty Secrets (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close-Up (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Before Midnight (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meg and Jo (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beth and Amy (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fairytale Life of Dorothy Gale (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Virginia Kantra is a published author of fiction. She has written several novels in genres that span from contemporary romance to paranormal romance. She is a best selling author that has topped the lists of the New York Times.

Virginia has always had a strong love for heroes and heroines that are strong and courageous, thanks to spending much of her childhood reading fairy tale stories. She has been a finalist for the RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America several times. She has also won her fair share of awards for her writing. These include the Holt Medallion, the Golden Heart, a Maggie Award of Excellence, and National Readers’ Choice Awards.

Kantra is known for writing the MacNeill Brothers series as well as her Trouble in Eden series and her Children of the Sea and Children of the Earth series, in addition to the Dare Island series. She has also penned several stand alone novels. Kantra wrote a contemporary novel based off of Little Women called Meg and Jo that received great reviews. Her book Carolina Dreaming of the Dare Island series won a RITA Award in 2017 and was a top pick for romance novels in 2016 by BookPage.

Virginia is married to her sweetheart from college that is now her husband. They have three children together. The author believes in the strength of the family. She also has a firm belief in storytelling’s importance and love’s unique power. She resides in North Carolina with her husband and loves making reservations for dinner.

The author is also an in demand speaker. She has been a part of various literary festivals and enjoys speaking with her readers. She gives writing group workshops and has been part of the Unsuitable event series at Duke University.

Virginia Kantra is the creator and writer of the MacNeill Brothers series of fictional novels. The series started in 1998 with the publication of the first book, The Passion of Patrick MacNeill. This was followed by the publication of the second book in the series in 2012, The Comeback of Conn MacNeill. The third novel in the series is The Temptation of Sean MacNeill and the fourth novel is titled Mad Dog and Annie.

The Passion of Patrick MacNeill is the first novel to come out in the MacNeill Brothers series by Virginia Kantra. This book was a Golden Heart and RITA Award finalist and a winner of the Maggie Award and RT Book Reviews’ Wish Hero Award.

In this story, readers get to meet the main character of Patrick MacNeill and more. Patrick has been going through a rough time in life. He used to be married, but then his wife died in a car accident that nearly took the life of his son as well. Ever since then, his entire existence has been centered around caring for his young child.

There is no one on the Earth that can get in the way of the love that Patrick has for his son. They have a unique bond as the two lost the only woman in the world that mattered to them. They share an equal amount of love mixed with some pain. Unfortunately, his son suffered some burns in the car crash and his medical care is crucial to him recovering.

Patrick used to be in the Marines as a fighter pilot, but this is an entirely new kind of fight. Fortunately he seems to have an ally in Kate Sinclair, a burn surgeon. She’s gorgeous but also very capable. Kate is also very sensitive, but hides behind the white coat as well as her professional demeanor. When she meets Jack, the small boy that the nurses call Iron Man, something about this patient and his father is challenging who she is as a woman and a medical professional.

Caring for Jack has brought Patrick and Kate together. The two have amazing chemistry, and they can’t ignore the fact that they’re really good together. But they’re also involved with each other more and more. Patrick still has damage from losing his wife and several emotional walls up. Kate’s a surgeon and has her career and professional reputation to protect.

However, Patrick can’t deny that he’s falling for this woman. They both are attracted to each other. But with so much on the line, will Kate walk away? Or will she go with her heart and say yes to love? Read this first book in the series to find out!

The Comeback of Conn MacNeill is the compelling and romantic second book in the MacNeill Brothers series by Virginia Kantra. If you loved the heart pounding romance of the first story, then go ahead and check out this enticing sequel! A finalist for the RITA Award, this story continues the saga of the MacNeill brothers and gives readers yet another wild journey to take.

Main character Conn MacNeill is a business consultant and is going through a tough time. He was working in Boston at a high stakes and high pressure job, but now he’s been fired. It feels horrible and he wants nothing more than to land more work and prove himself.

As a result, he’s taken a job in North Carolina in a small town. He’s going down south to attempt to help a woman named Val Cutler to try and get her restaurant Wild Thymes back on track, ensuring it’s no longer in the red. As far as he’s concerned, it’s just another stop to make on the way to his comeback.

One of his reasons for taking the job is getting Val’s father to recommend him. But once he gets there, he finds that he’s very much attracted to Val, who is something of a free spirit. She’s been given a loan by her father but now Val has to agree with the conditions of it. Once Conn shows up, she has to take in his advice to help her save Wild Thymes.

She may not like it, but beautiful Val finds that she is attracted to the northern business consultant. Desire is rising, but when they find out there’s secrets as to why her restaurant is not doing well, the tension escalates. Will they get together? Can her restaurant be saved? Read this book to find out!

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