Fern Michaels Books

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Fern Michaels is a pen name for Mary Ruth Kuczkir. She was born in 1933 in Pennsylvania. When she got married and had her youngest child join school, her husband suggested that she gets a job to do. Having no job, she decided to write a book. Her husband was upset with her choices and they eventually separated. It could be said that Michaels succeeded in writing at the expense of her marriage. Currently, she lives in Summerville, South Carolina.

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Order of Captives Series

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1 Captive Passions 1977 Description / Buy
2 Captive Embraces 1979 Description / Buy
3 Captive Splendors 1980 Description / Buy
4 Captive Secrets 1991 Description / Buy

Order of Texas Series

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1 Texas Rich 1985 Description / Buy
2 Texas Heat 1986 Description / Buy
3 Texas Fury 1989 Description / Buy
4 Texas Sunrise 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Sins Series

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1 Sins of Omission 1989 Description / Buy
2 Sins of the Flesh 1990 Description / Buy

Order of Vegas Series

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1 Vegas Rich 1996 Description / Buy
2 Vegas Heat 1997 Description / Buy
3 Vegas Sunrise 1997 Description / Buy

Order of Kentucky Series

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1 Kentucky Rich 2001 Description / Buy
2 Kentucky Heat 2002 Description / Buy
3 Kentucky Sunrise 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Lost and Found Series

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1 Hidden 2021 Description / Buy
2 Secrets 2022 Description / Buy
3 Liar! 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Santa's Crew Series

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1 Santa Cruise 2021 Description / Buy
2 Santa & Company 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Sisterhood Series

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1 Weekend Warriors 2001 Description / Buy
2 Payback 2005 Description / Buy
3 Vendetta 2005 Description / Buy
4 The Jury 2005 Description / Buy
5 Sweet Revenge 2006 Description / Buy
6 Lethal Justice 2006 Description / Buy
7 Free Fall 2007 Description / Buy
8 Hide and Seek 2007 Description / Buy
9 Hokus Pokus 2007 Description / Buy
10 Fast Track 2008 Description / Buy
11 Collateral Damage 2008 Description / Buy
12 Final Justice 2008 Description / Buy
13 Under the Radar 2009 Description / Buy
14 Razor Sharp 2009 Description / Buy
15 Vanishing Act 2009 Description / Buy
16 Deadly Deals 2009 Description / Buy
17 Game Over 2010 Description / Buy
18 Cross Roads 2010 Description / Buy
19 Deja Vu 2010 Description / Buy
20 Home Free 2011 Description / Buy
21 Gotcha! 2013 Description / Buy
22 Blindsided 2014 Description / Buy
23 Kiss and Tell 2014 Description / Buy
24 Eyes Only 2014 Description / Buy
25 In Plain Sight 2015 Description / Buy
26 Wishes for Christmas / And the Angels Sing 2015 Description / Buy
27 Point Blank 2015 Description / Buy
28 Crash and Burn 2016 Description / Buy
29 Need to Know 2017 Description / Buy
30 Safe and Sound 2018 Description / Buy
31 Cut and Run 2020 Description / Buy
32 Truth and Justice 2020 Description / Buy
33 Bitter Pill 2020 Description / Buy
34 19 Yellow Moon Road 2021 Description / Buy
35 Tick Tock 2022 Description / Buy
36 Rock Bottom 2023 Description / Buy
37 Backwater Justice 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Cisco Series

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1 No Place Like Home 2002 Description / Buy
2 Family Blessings 2004 Description / Buy

Order of The Godmothers Series

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1 The Scoop 2009 Description / Buy
2 Exclusive 2010 Description / Buy
3 Late Edition 2010 Description / Buy
4 Deadline 2012 Description / Buy
5 Breaking News 2012 Description / Buy
6 Classified 2013 Description / Buy
7 Wishes for Christmas / And the Angels Sing 2015 Description / Buy
8 Hideaway 2017 Description / Buy
9 Spirited Away 2017 Description / Buy
10 Getaway 2017 Description / Buy
11 Far and Away 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Men of the Sisterhood Series

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1 Upside Down 2014 Description / Buy
2 Countdown 2014 Description / Buy
3 Take Down (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
4 Double Down 2015 Description / Buy
5 Fast and Loose 2016 Description / Buy
6 High Stakes 2017 Description / Buy
7 Truth or Dare 2018 Description / Buy
8 Hot Shot 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Fern Michaels Standalone Novels

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1 Pride and Passion 1975 Description / Buy
2 Vixen in Velvet 1976 Description / Buy
3 Whitefire 1978 Description / Buy
4 Valentina 1978 Description / Buy
5 Sea Gypsy 1980 Description / Buy
6 The Delta Ladies 1980 Description / Buy
7 Whisper My Name 1981 Description / Buy
8 Paint Me Rainbows 1981 Description / Buy
9 Golden Lasso 1981 Description / Buy
10 Beyond Tomorrow 1981 Description / Buy
11 Without Warning 1981 Description / Buy
12 Captive Innocence 1981 Description / Buy
13 Wild Honey 1982 Description / Buy
14 Tender Warrior 1982 Description / Buy
15 Picture Perfect / Panda Bear is Critical 1982 Description / Buy
16 Nightstar 1982 Description / Buy
17 All She Can Be 1983 Description / Buy
18 Cinders to Satin 1983 Description / Buy
19 Free Spirit 1983 Description / Buy
20 To Taste The Wine 1987 Description / Buy
21 For All Their Lives 1991 Description / Buy
22 Seasons of Her Life 1994 Description / Buy
23 To Have and to Hold 1994 Description / Buy
24 Desperate Measures 1994 Description / Buy
25 Serendipity 1994 Description / Buy
26 Yesterday 1995 Description / Buy
27 Dear Emily 1995 Description / Buy
28 Desperate Needs 1995 Description / Buy
29 Wish List 1996 Description / Buy
30 A Joyous Season 1996 Description / Buy
31 Homecoming 1997 Description / Buy
32 Sara's Song 1998 Description / Buy
33 Finders Keepers 1998 Description / Buy
34 Celebration 1999 Description / Buy
35 Split Second 1999 Description / Buy
36 Annie's Rainbow 1999 Description / Buy
37 Listen To Your Heart 2000 Description / Buy
38 The Guest List 2000 Description / Buy
39 What You Wish For 2000 Description / Buy
40 Late Bloomer 2001 Description / Buy
41 Plain Jane 2001 Description / Buy
42 Charming Lily 2001 Description / Buy
43 The Future Scrolls 2001 Description / Buy
44 About Face 2003 Description / Buy
45 Trading Places 2003 Description / Buy
46 Crown Jewel 2003 Description / Buy
47 The Real Deal 2004 Description / Buy
48 Dream of Me 2004 Description / Buy
49 Pretty Woman 2005 Description / Buy
50 The Nosy Neighbor 2005 Description / Buy
51 Hey, Good Looking 2006 Description / Buy
52 Fool Me Once 2006 Description / Buy
53 The Marriage Game 2007 Description / Buy
54 Up Close and Personal 2007 Description / Buy
55 Promises 2008 Description / Buy
56 Mr. and Miss Anonymous 2009 Description / Buy
57 Return To Sender 2010 Description / Buy
58 Betrayal 2011 Description / Buy
59 Southern Comfort 2011 Description / Buy
60 Christmas At Timberwoods 2011 Description / Buy
61 Tuesday's Child 2012 Description / Buy
62 Fancy Dancer 2012 Description / Buy
63 A Bright Red Ribbon (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
64 Forget Me Not 2013 Description / Buy
65 The Blossom Sisters 2013 Description / Buy
66 Balancing Act 2013 Description / Buy
67 A Family Affair 2014 Description / Buy
68 Perfect Match 2015 Description / Buy
69 No Safe Secret 2016 Description / Buy
70 Holly and Ivy 2017 Description / Buy
71 Sweet Vengeance 2018 Description / Buy
72 Deep Harbor 2019 Description / Buy
73 Spirit of the Season 2019 Description / Buy
74 Fearless 2020 Description / Buy
75 The Brightest Star 2020 Description / Buy
76 No Way Out 2021 Description / Buy
77 Fear Thy Neighbor 2022 Description / Buy
78 Falling Stars 2022 Description / Buy
79 Naughty or Nice 2022 Description / Buy
80 On the Line 2023 Description / Buy
81 The Wild Side 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Fern Michaels Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Merry, Merry (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
2 Sleigh Bells (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
3 The Christmas Stocking (Short Story) 2020 Description / Buy
4 A Golden Tree (Short Story) 2021 Description / Buy
5 Three's a Crowd 2022 Description / Buy
6 Amazing Gracie 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Fern Michaels Short Story Collections

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1 I'll Be Home For Christmas 2006 Description / Buy
2 Coming Home for Christmas 2011 Description / Buy
3 Mistletoe Magic 2017 Description / Buy
4 In Bloom ( With: Lori Foster, Carolyn Brown) 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Apple Valley Series with Sarah Title, Stacy Finz, Shirlee McCoy

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1 The House on Main Street ( By: Shirlee McCoy) 2013 Description / Buy
2 The Cottage on the Corner ( By: Shirlee McCoy) 2014 Description / Buy
3 The Orchard at the Edge of Town ( By: Shirlee McCoy) 2015 Description / Buy
4 The Most Wonderful Time ( With: Sarah Title, Stacy Finz, Shirlee McCoy) 2016 Description / Buy

Fern Michaels Anthologies

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1 Heart of the Home 1997 Description / Buy
2 Maybe This Time 2003 Description / Buy
3 Let it Snow 2003 Description / Buy
4 Deck the Halls 2004 Description / Buy
5 Sugar and Spice 2006 Description / Buy
6 Comfort and Joy 2007 Description / Buy
7 Silver Bells 2008 Description / Buy
8 Holiday Magic 2010 Description / Buy
9 Making Spirits Bright 2011 Description / Buy
10 A Winter Wonderland 2012 Description / Buy
11 Heartbreak Ranch 2013 Description / Buy
12 When the Snow Falls 2014 Description / Buy
13 The Most Wonderful Time 2016 Description / Buy
14 A Season to Celebrate 2018 Description / Buy
15 A Snowy Little Christmas 2019 Description / Buy
16 Home Sweet Home 2020 Description / Buy
17 Tiny Blessings 2024 Description / Buy
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Fern Michaels has been active in giving to the society. She founded the Fern Michaels Foundation which has played a critical role in giving deserving students scholarships. She has also funded a number of day-care centers which offer services to single mothers at an affordable rate.

Michaels style of writing is unique and has made an immense contribution to literature. She has stated that she loves breathing life into her characters. She has also stated that she loves writing about women who have gone through a difficult life but have prevailed amidst such difficult circumstances. She has been quick to note that her own life has been full of challenges and that she desires to assist other people, more so women, to realize their goals and objectives.

Fern Michaels Awards

Fern Michaels has been inducted in the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame. Her works have appeared on the list of best sellers.

Fern Michaels Series

Captives: A lusty tale that only Fern Michaels could tell as passion and adventure collide on the high seas. One of Michaels’ first series and arguably the one that put her on the map.

Texas: The captivating story of four generations of Colemans. The driven grandparents, the naive young lovers Billie and Moss, their children and their children’s children make for a fascinating tale of love, life, power and money.

Sins: At the end of World War I, two American friends find themselves in the hospital thanks to injuries from fighting in the trenches. They are then swept off to a French chateau by the lovely Marchioness Michelene Fonsard. The friends find love and happiness in their new life until Bebe Rosen shows up.

Vegas: A spin-off of the Texas series as Sallie Coleman leaves Texas for Las Vegas with dreams of making it rich. When the dreams come true and children follow, things start to get interesting.

Kentucky: The next generation of Colemans (Texas series) and Thorntons (Vegas series) star in this series set in the thrilling world of horse racing with more strong, female characters that are working towards their dreams.

Sisterhood: Seven women drawn together by tragedy form an unbreakable bond that allows them to actually do something about life’s unfairness. Rich, unhappy women taking the law into their own hands? Yes, please.

Men of the Sisterhood: The men behind the Sisterhood get their own series and their own revenge in this thrilling series. These men have supported the Sisterhood over the years, but now it’s their turn.

Cisco: The Cisco series focuses on the holidays and the Cisco triplets that want to make it all perfect. Heartwarming tales about family at the holidays.

The Godmothers: The wealthy Toots Loudenberry leads her two closest friends Mavis and Sophie on wild adventures. Comparisons to the Golden Girls are welcome and by design in this quirky series.

Best Fern Michaels Books

Weekend Warriors (2003): Unlike the traditional romance books of Fern Michaels, the Weekend Warriors takes a radical departure to a life that is motivated and controlled by anger and revenge. The book tells a story of a group of women who had injustices done on them, and they decided to fight for justice rather than being passive.

The seven women contemplate their predicament and form a loose alliance to seek justice. The book is far from romance. The women do not see material things as their motivation. At the same time, they do not mind that they have limited resources. Rather, they try their best with what they have and also seek assistance when in need.

Among a number of cases that they pursue, two stand out. Mary Rutledge, a wealthy person, loses her lovely daughter in a hit and run incident with the driver claiming diplomatic immunity. In fact, it is Mary who founds the group- a form of a vigilante group that shies away from the American justice system in favor of taking things on their own hands for a quicker and a more sure justice.

Kathryn is a truck driver who was traveling with her husband in the truck. She was raped by three motorcyclists as her helpless husband watched. The group decides to circumnavigate the mainstream justice system and seek revenge for Kathryn and her husband who went through emotional strength due to the incidence.

Betrayal (2011): The book Betrayal has a thematic combination of love and revenge. It is a romantic thriller but an old-fashioned one. Kate Rocket and Alex have a simple life and a stable marriage. Alex raises golden retrievers whereas Kate does pottery and offers cooking classes. They do not have children.

However, Alex’s best friend, Don Winter has a marriage that is plainly tolerant and the couple struggles to maintain their rather expensive lifestyle.Things take a sharp turn when Sarah Winter accuses Alex of sexual assault. Kate is left emotionally drained when Alex is eventually convicted and is set to serve a prison term. She also watches the good relationship that they had with the Winters disintegrate into thin air.
During her grief, Kate starts developing a strong anger. She plans a mission to seek revenge and destroy the family of Don Winter.

Texas Rich: Texas Rich is an outstanding novel whose main plot explores the Coleman family- an extraordinary heroine who started a powerful and unique American dynasty. Billie Ames stand out in the generations of the family. Starting from the memories of war, she has always been a strong woman. In fact, she succeeds in holding the family in unity despite the fact that she is falling apart. Texas Rich is a story of heartbreak, losses, love, and betrayal.

When Does The Next Fern Michaels book come out?

The next book by Fern Michaels is Tiny Blessings and will be released on April, 23rd 2024.

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6 thoughts on “Fern Michaels”

  1. I also am in my 80’s and have been with Fern since she started in 1975. At onetime I had all her books but had to downsize. I have read most all her books and can’t wait for her next one out.If you like the Sisterhood series you will like all her other series.
    The only problem I have today is she used to put her book list up in the order of the year that they where written. Now I noticed the last couple of her lists are separated and the date and year are not there. It was so easy to print them out . Unless I am in the wrong place finding the Books in order list
    Love your books , can’t wait for the next new one. And for all the wonderful work that you do for so many people. And for your love of animals. Thank you.

  2. I have a good sized collection of Fern Michael’s books, since I recently celebrated my 84th birthday I have been researching for any and all of her books that I do not currently have. Wish me luck!!

  3. I adore the Sisterhood series but had no idea about the other numerous series from this author. The author tells riveting tales and knows how to keep the reader interested. You won’t be able to put any books down from the Sisterhood series. Does anyone know if the other series hold up?

    Kudos to Fern Michaels for an impressive body of work!

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