Fern Michaels Books

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.

Order of Captive Series

# Read Title Published Details
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 Cisco Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 No Place Like Home 2002 Description / Buy
2 Family Blessings 2004 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

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

Order of Kentucky Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Kentucky Rich 2001 Description / Buy
2 Kentucky Heat 2002 Description / Buy
3 Kentucky Sunrise 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Men of the Sisterhood Series

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

Order of Sins Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Sins of Omission 1989 Description / Buy
2 Sins of the Flesh 1990 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 Hide and Seek 2007 Description / Buy
8 Free Fall 2007 Description / Buy
9 Hokus Pokus 2007 Description / Buy
10 Collateral Damage 2008 Description / Buy
11 Fast Track 2008 Description / Buy
12 Final Justice 2008 Description / Buy
13 Under the Radar 2009 Description / Buy
14 Vanishing Act 2009 Description / Buy
15 Razor Sharp 2009 Description / Buy
16 Vanishing Act 2009 Description / Buy
17 Deadly Deals 2009 Description / Buy
18 Game Over 2010 Description / Buy
19 Cross Roads 2010 Description / Buy
20 Deja Vu 2010 Description / Buy
21 Home Free 2011 Description / Buy
22 Gotcha! 2013 Description / Buy
23 Kiss and Tell 2014 Description / Buy
24 Blindsided 2014 Description / Buy
25 Eyes Only 2014 Description / Buy
26 In Plain Sight 2015 Description / Buy
27 Point Blank 2015 Description / Buy
28 Crash and Burn 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Texas Series

# Read Title Published Details
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 The Godmothers Series

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

Order of Vegas Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Vegas Rich 1996 Description / Buy
2 Vegas Heat 1997 Description / Buy
3 Vegas Sunrise 1997 Description / Buy


# Read Title Published Details
1 Five Golden Rings 2000 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 Heartbreak Ranch 2013 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?

Fern Michaels doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Fast and Loose and was released on August, 30th 2016. It is the newest book in the Men of the Sisterhood Series.