Barbara Benedict obtained an English major in college, and she went on to teach high school but she’s always been drawn to the magical process of writing. For Barbara, books are the keys that open the doors to life and all its wonders. For as long as she can remember, she has been stepping through these portals—by both reading and writing—to explore the myriad worlds they offer. In 1984, Barbara published her first novel, an historical romance set in colonial South Carolina, and has since written about eras and locales as far apart as present day Louisiana to Arthurian England and Minoan Crete.

Not only does Barbara take pleasure in reading about exotic times and places, she also travels to the actual locations to gather the tiny details — when the sun sets, how the air feels, what sights, sounds, and habits are unique to the area. Accompanying her on these research trips, her husband serves as volunteer photographer and the romantic escort. As she’s often said, she could never "quite pull it off" without him. She firmly believes that the secret of writing a romance lies in "living a romance." If you have any questions, or would like to contact Barbara Benedict, she can be reached by email at [email protected]

Book List in Order:15 titles

  • She ran away with the Groom... Too bad she wasn't the Bride! No one was more shocked than Trae Andrelini when her best friend left wealthy Rhys Paxton standing at the altar on his wedding day. Trae was determined to find out what really went wr...


  • LUKE PARKER WAS BACK IN TOWN... The news ripped through Main Street like a midsummer tornado. But Callie Magruder didn't need the local gossip mill to tell her so. She'd felt he was coming. After all, she'd always had a sixth sense when it came to...


  • Desperate to save her family's plantation from financial ruin, Jude Latour hires bounty hunter Tucker Boone, a rascal with a reputation, to find her missing adoptive father and has her heart stolen in the process. EVERY DREAM COME TRUE Faced ...


  • RING AROUND THE ROSIE... A fender-bender, a hurricane and a matchmaking goat -- what else would keep Darcy MacTeague in rugged Mitch Rose's arms? A POCKET FULL OF POSIES... True, in addition to Mitch's compelling attraction, his three adorable, ...


  • Practicing the magical arts in an isolated hamlet, Moriana vows to return to Camelot and casts a spell that will bring a Round Table knight to assist her, but she conjures up handsome Saxon warrior Penawulf instead. ENCHANTRESS A foundling dau...


  • in Baby Dreams

    Barbara Benedict's WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE sends Meg McCleary to Ireland to find an abandoned baby and meet the Prince Charming of her dreams....


  • Guinivere McClous has always run from the things she couldn't face; her mother's death; her father's drinking; her "suitable" society beau. Then her father offers her as the prize in a scheme to save their beleaguered plantation. When the wrong man w...


  • in Timeless Summer

    Julie Ward is a woman without a memory. She finds it again when she enters an empty Long Island mansion -- and lands in a long-ago era where danger and a mystery lover are waiting.......


  • FROM THE DAZZLING HALLS OF A LEGENDARY KING'S PALACE... Raised by an ordinary fisherman, Ica secretly believes she is the child of the sea god Poseidon ... and destined for heroic deeds. Disguised as a boy, she is sold to the magnificent warrior J...






  • Exiled from society years before, Honor Drummond returns to London to take her place among high society, unaware that Geoffrey Stone, the earl of Lennox, has wagered that she will remain unwed at the end of the Season. Original....


  • A TIMELY PASSION -- A family emergency had called big-city schoolteacher Monica Ryan back home to the sprawling Louisiana plantation where she'd been born and raised. And as she walked up to the majestic, oak-lined drive -- a world away from the s...


  • THE CHASE FOR LOVE To compete against twenty other women for a marriage proposal from that devilishly handsome bachelor, the Earl of Fairbright? The very idea was insane! But Andrea Grantham is coerced into entering the silly contest - and, afte...


  • Lovely gray-eyed Samantha Eggersley was a hopeless dreamer, leaving behind her drab existence for rosy vision of stirring romance and thrilling adventure. But even Samantha never dreamed that she would be swept off her feet by an impossibly handsome ...


  • A LESSON IN LOVE Returning home to Colorado after five seemingly endless years in a succession of eastern boarding schools, young Jessica Holleran quickly shed her thin veneer of ladylike behavior, and found herself immediately at odds with her gu...


  • Torn from England By An Impostor Husband, She Lost Her Innocence On The High Seas and Suffered the Torment of a Secret Love.. Eager to escape her grandfather's hatred, high-spirited young Katherine Farley agreed to marry Julian Warwick, a stranger fr...