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
|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
|1||No Place Like Home||2002||Description / Buy|
|2||Family Blessings||2004||Description / Buy|
Order of Fern Michaels Short Story Collections
|1||I'll Be Home For Christmas||2006||Description / Buy|
|2||Coming Home for Christmas||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Fern Michaels Standalone Novels
|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
|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
|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
|1||Sins of Omission||1989||Description / Buy|
|2||Sins of the Flesh||1990||Description / Buy|
Order of Sisterhood Series
|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
|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
|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
|1||Vegas Rich||1996||Description / Buy|
|2||Vegas Heat||1997||Description / Buy|
|3||Vegas Sunrise||1997||Description / Buy|
|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|
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.
Updated: November 22, 2016