Fern Michaels Books

Fern Michaels is a pet 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.
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.

Order of Captive Series

# Read Title Published
1 Captive Passions 1977
2 Captive Embraces 1979
3 Captive Splendors 1980
4 Captive Secrets 1991

Order of Cisco Series

# Read Title Published
1 No Place Like Home 2002
2 Family Blessings 2004

Order of Fern Michaels Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published
1 I'll Be Home For Christmas 2006
2 Coming Home for Christmas 2011

Order of Fern Michaels Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 Pride and Passion 1975
2 Vixen in Velvet 1976
3 White fire 1978
4 Valentina 1978
5 Sea Gypsy 1980
6 The Delta Ladies 1980
7 Whisper My Name 1981
8 Beyond Tomorrow 1981
9 Paint Me Rainbows 1981
10 Without Warning 1981
11 Captive Innocence 1981
12 Wild Honey 1982
13 Tender Warrior 1982
14 Picture Perfect 1982
15 Nightstar 1982
16 All She Can Be 1983
17 Cinders to Satin 1983
18 Free Spirit 1983
19 To Taste The Wine 1987
20 For All Their Lives 1991
21 Desperate Measures 1994
22 Serendipity 1994
23 Seasons of Her Life 1994
24 To Have and to Hold 1994
25 Yesterday 1995
26 Dear Emily 1995
27 Wish List 1996
28 A Joyous Season 1996
29 Homecoming 1997
30 Sara's Song 1998
31 Finders Keepers 1998
32 Split Second 1999
33 Annie's Rainbow 1999
34 Celebration 1999
35 The Guest List 2000
36 What You Wish For 2000
37 Listen To Your Heart 2000
38 Late Bloomer 2001
39 Plain Jane 2001
40 Charming Lily 2001
41 The Future Scrolls 2001
42 About Face 2003
43 Trading Places 2003
44 Crown Jewel 2003
45 The Real Deal 2004
46 Pretty Woman 2005
47 The Nosy Neighbor 2005
48 Hey, Good Looking 2006
49 Fool Me Once 2006
50 The Marriage Game 2007
51 Up Close and Personal 2007
52 Promises 2008
53 Mr. and Miss Anonymous 2009
54 Return To Sender 2010
55 Betrayal 2011
56 Southern Comfort 2011
57 Christmas At Timberwoods 2011
58 Southern Comfort 2011
59 Tuesday's Child 2012
60 Fancy Dancer 2012
61 Forget Me Not 2013
62 The Blossom Sisters 2013
63 Balancing Act 2013
64 A Family Affair 2014
65 Perfect Match 2015
66 Wishes for Christmas 2015
67 No Safe Secret 2016

Order of Kentucky Series

# Read Title Published
1 Kentucky Rich 2001
2 Kentucky Heat 2002
3 Kentucky Sunrise 2002

Order of Men of the Sisterhood Series

# Read Title Published
1 Upside Down 2014
2 Countdown 2014
3 Double Down 2015
4 Fast and Loose 2016

Order of Sins Series

# Read Title Published
1 Sins of Omission 1989
2 Sins of the Flesh 1990

Order of Sisterhood Series

# Read Title Published
1 Weekend Warriors 2001
2 Payback 2005
3 Vendetta 2005
4 The Jury 2005
5 Sweet Revenge 2006
6 Lethal Justice 2006
7 Hide and Seek 2007
8 Free Fall 2007
9 Hokus Pokus 2007
10 Collateral Damage 2008
11 Fast Track 2008
12 Final Justice 2008
13 Under the Radar 2009
14 Vanishing Act 2009
15 Razor Sharp 2009
16 Vanishing Act 2009
17 Deadly Deals 2009
18 Game Over 2010
19 Cross Roads 2010
20 Deja Vu 2010
21 Home Free 2011
22 Gotcha! 2013
23 Kiss and Tell 2014
24 Blindsided 2014
25 Eyes Only 2014
26 In Plain Sight 2015
27 Point Blank 2015
28 Crash and Burn 2016

Order of Texas Series

# Read Title Published
1 Texas Rich 1985
2 Texas Heat 1986
3 Texas Fury 1989
4 Texas Sunrise 1993

Order of The Godmothers Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Scoop 2009
2 Exclusive 2010
3 Late Edition 2011
4 Deadline 2012
5 Breaking News 2012
6 Classified 2013

Order of Vegas Series

# Read Title Published
1 Vegas Rich 1996
2 Vegas Heat 1997
3 Vegas Sunrise 1997

Anthologies/Collaborations

# Read Title Published
1 Five Golden Rings 2000
2 Maybe This Time 2003
3 Let It Snow 2003
4 Deck the Halls 2004
5 Sugar and Spice 2006
6 Comfort and Joy 2007
7 Silver Bells 2008
8 Holiday Magic 2010
9 Heartbreak Ranch 2013
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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.

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.