Bronwyn Williams was born with a multiple personality. One half of her was in Winston-Salem, N.C. and the other half was in Cape May, N.J. The Winston-Salem half had been writing contemporary romances for a number of years while the Cape May half had been piling up rejection slips.

When Mary Williams in New Jersey called her sister, Dixie Browning, and suggested that she write a historical romance, Dixie was reluctant; using the excuse of a limited attention span and a distaste for lengthy research. It quickly became evident that Dixie's shortcomings were Mary's strengths. Thus a perfect right brain/left brain team was formed. Bronwyn Williams' first Harlequin Historical novel, WHITE WITCH, was published in 1988 while Mary was still living in Cape May with her Coast Guard husband, she sent Dixie a photograph of the banner she had strung across the front of her entire house proclaiming, "We're Published!"

Some 18 historical novels later, the process continues to vary. Ideas come from both, rough plots are mapped out by Mary, torn apart by Dixie, and reassembled by both. The actual writing is done by Dixie, the research and no-holds-barred editing by Mary, and the final critique by their sister, Sara Shoemaker. Invariably, by the time Dixie types The End to one story, Mary has another proposal all ready for review.

Book List in Order: 21 titles

  • He was a stranger, but her future lay in his hands. GREED HELD HER PRISONER Deep in the Carolina hills, widow Eleanor Miller saw no escape from her grasping in-laws. Until Providence sent her Jed Blackstone. The half-breed drifter who lived on lu...


  • Delilah Jackson Was Beautiful, Brazen -- And Bossy As All Get-Out! Eli Chandler didn't need a redheaded wildcat to complicate his life. What with a fiancee gone missing and a wily gambler on the loose, the ranch manager had enough on his plate. S...


  • St. Bride Needed a Wife But the latest candidate was much too pretty to live amid a bunch of sailors on his desolate island. Ever since he'd first set eyes on fragile beauty Dora Sutton, something had gone wrong with his careful plan. The women he'd ...


  • in Montana Mavericks: Big Sky Grooms

    Bestselling authors Susan Mallery, Bronwyn, and Carolyn Davidson bring you three brand-new stories about Montana's most popular family -- the Kincaids, men and women who carved out lives in Big Sky Country and found true love in Whitehorn, Montana. ...


  • Half-Breed Loner Jonah Longshadow had never walked an easy road. Now the hands of destiny had yanked him from a white man's prison and set him down on a hardscrabble farm, paired with a woman whose quiet courage and gentle kindness filled him with...


  • Confirmed Bachelor Matthew Powers Was In Need Of A Nursemaid! His aunt Bess assured him that she could find a suitable woman, one who would tend the orphaned infant under his care in exchange for a paper marriage. All Matthew had to do was marry b...


  • STILL WATERS RUN DEEP ON THE CAROLINA COAST... Kathleen O'Sullivan had inherited her mother's pride and her father's grit; her younger sister, Tara, possessed their grandmother's gift of second sight. It wasn't enough to put food on the table in f...


  • ENDANGERED Fleeing a tragic past, Ana Gilbretta's last hope is isolated Hatteras Island. Here, amid the shimmering beaches and sparkling waters of the North Carolina coast, she hopes to find refuge-and peace. But in her need to escape, she had ass...


  • Forced by circumstance to accept a teaching position in an isolated community on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a young woman meets a handsome lighthouse keeper with whom she weathers the storms of Cape Hatteras. Original....






  • in Heart of the Home

    No Greater Love... Here, in this very special collection, are four exquisite tales by today's most beloved and talented writers of romantic fiction. Shimmering with emotion, brushed with scandal, and touched with insights into the human heart, these ...


  • Becoming one of Virginia's wealthiest women after unexpectedly inheriting a fortune, formerly impoverished Sara Young must protect herself from a lecherous stepbrother by marrying his most hated enemy. After coming into an unexpected inheritance,...


  • ATTRACTED Everyone in her North Carolina town knew MacRorah Douglas as a rebellious young girl who was always getting herself into scrapes. Unlike her friends, who hoped for proper husbands, MacRorah wanted freedom. Vowing never to be misled by love...


  • PASSION'S SPELL Flame-haired Annie O'Neal was going to a home she had never known - the Outer Banks of Carolina - where her father had gone after sending her to a boarding school to become a proper young lady. But when Annie arrived, she was faced w...


  • Desperate circumstances called for desperate actions. Hannah Ballinger, widowed and alone, knew she had to escape the lecherous advances of her brother-in-law, a man who would take away her unborn child. And she saw only one way out... PEN WARFIEL...


  • in Harlequin Historical Christmas Stories 1992

    When Sara Jones knocked a Yankee soldier unconscious in her own kitchen one December night, she couldn't believe her eyes. Her dead husband had returned. Yet, was this kind, loving man the same coldhearted spouse Sara remembered... or was he trul...


  • What Had He Been Thinking Of? The whole scheme had sounded so simple when the Reverend Dunwoody had suggested it. Kathleen Stevens needed a home and protection, and Rogan needed someone to keep an eye on his wayward stepmother while he was at sea....


  • Gideon McNair Was The Devil's Own Angel True, Prudence and her brother had mistaken Captain McNair for a pirate, but that didn't give him the right to drag them off to his whaling camp and force them into slave labor. If the insufferable Gideon th...


  • Shunned Laura Gray was torn from her home and family by the nightmare of an Indian uprising. Lost and alone, the fragile beauty bore her neighbors' contempt--and a murderer's child. Desperate to find a refuge for herself and for the son she had...


  • Another Man's Woman . . . Cabel Rawson didn't have to resort to paying a woman for her favors. So when he saw the delicate dockside beauty unsuccessfully plying her trade, he hated himself for the desire she aroused in him. Maggie McNair had ru...






  • Mark of the white brant Kinnahauk gazed down at the scrawny, half-drowned woman. This was the virgin mate promised him by the Great Spirit? Yet the firemark on her brow matched the one on his own gleaming chest. Bridget Abbott gazed fearfully a...


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