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Marie Ferrarella
  • Bibliography:
    311 Books (23 Series)
  • First Book:
    April 1986
  • Latest Book:
    August 2024
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About the Author

Marie Ferrarella (nee Rydzynski) was born to Polish parents in West Germany. The family immigrated to the United States when Marie was four years old. She holds a Masters degree in Shakespearean comedy from Queen College in New York. Her first novel was sold to Second Chance at Love in 1981. To date, she has written over two hundred more novels, which have been translated into seven languages. She has also won the prestigious RITA for her book, Father Goose.

She and her family live in Southern California. She enjoys old movies, musicals and mysteries. Her dream is a write a successful screenplay.

Full Series List in Order

The Alaskans

1 - Wife in the Mail (Dec-1998)
2 - Stand-In Mom (Jan-2000)
3 - Found: His Perfect Wife (Mar-2000)
4 - The M.D. Meets His Match (Jun-2001)
5 - Lily and the Lawman (May-2002)
6 - The Bride Wore Blue Jeans (Sep-2003)
7 - The Prodigal M.D. Returns (Aug-2006)
8 - Loving the Right Brother (Jun-2009)

The Baby of the Month Club

1 - Baby's First Christmas (Dec-1995)
2 - Happy New Year--Baby! (Jan-1996)
3 - The 7 Lb., 2 Oz. Valentine (Feb-1996)
4 - Husband: Optional (Mar-1996)
5 - Do You Take This Child? (Apr-1996)
6 - In the Family Way (Jun-1998)
7 - Detective Dad (Oct-1998)
8 - Baby Talk (Sep-1999)
9 - The Once and Future Father (Jul-2000)
10 - An Abundance of Babies (Sep-2001)

Baby's Choice

1 - Caution: Baby Ahead (May-1994)
2 - Mother on the Wing (Aug-1994)
3 - Baby Times Two (Oct-1994)

The Bachelors of Blair Memoria

1 - In Graywolf's Hands (Jun-2002)
2 - M.D. Most Wanted (Aug-2002)
3 - Mac's Bedside Manner (Sep-2002)
4 - Undercover M.D. (Dec-2002)
5 - The M.D.'s Surprise Family (Dec-2004)
6 - Searching for Cate (Aug-2005)

The Cameo

1 - Because a Husband is Forever (Mar-2005)
2 - She's Having A Baby (Oct-2005)
2 - Her Special Charm (Dec-2005)

Cavanaugh Justice

1 - Racing Against Time (Oct-2003)
2 - Crime and Passion (Nov-2003)
3 - Internal Affair (Dec-2003)
4 - Dangerous Games (Feb-2004)
5 - The Strong Silent Type (May-2004)
6 - Cavanaugh's Woman (Jun-2004)
7 - In Broad Daylight (Sep-2004)
8 - Alone in the Dark (Nov-2004)
9 - Dangerous Disguise (Jan-2005)
10 - The Woman Who Wasn't There (May-2006)
11 - Cavanaugh Watch (Sep-2006)
12 - Cavanaugh Heat (Feb-2008)
13 - Protecting His Witness (Jun-2008)
14 - Cavanaugh Pride (Aug-2009)
15 - Becoming a Cavanaugh (Sep-2009)
16 - The Cavanaugh Code (Dec-2009)
17 - In Bed with the Badge (Feb-2010)
18 - Cavanaugh Judgment (Jun-2010)
19 - Cavanaugh Reunion (Sep-2010)
20 - A Cavanaugh Christmas (Dec-2011)
21 - Cavanaugh's Bodyguard (Apr-2012)
22 - Cavanaugh Rules (Aug-2012)
23 - Cavanaugh's Surrender (Oct-2012)
24 - Cavanaugh on Duty (May-2013)
25 - Mission: Cavanaugh Baby (Sep-2013)
26 - Cavanaugh Hero (Feb-2014)
27 - Cavanaugh Undercover (May-2014)
28 - Cavanaugh Strong (Aug-2014)
29 - Cavanaugh Fortune (Apr-2015)
30 - How to Seduce a Cavanaugh (Jul-2015)
31 - Cavanaugh or Death (Apr-2016)
32 - Cavanaugh Cold Case (Jun-2016)
33 - Cavanaugh in the Rough (Feb-2017)
34 - Cavanaugh on Call (May-2017)
35 - Cavanaugh Standoff (May-2017)
36 - Cavanaugh Encounter (Aug-2017)
37 - Cavanaugh Vanguard (Apr-2018)
38 - Cavanaugh's Secret Delivery (Jul-2018)
39 - Cavanaugh Cowboy (May-2019)
40 - Cavanaugh's Missing Person (Aug-2019)
41 - Cavanaugh Stakeout (Nov-2019)
42 - Cavanaugh in Plain Sight (Sep-2020)
43 - The Baby Trail (Mar-2022)
44 - Serial Affair (May-2022)
45 - Deadly Chase (Jun-2022)
46 - Up Close and Deadly (Oct-2022)
47 - Detecting a Killer (Mar-2023)
48 - Cold Case Squad (Feb-2024)

ChildFinders, Inc.

1 - A Hero for All Seasons (Jun-1999)
2 - A Forever Kind of Hero (Aug-1999)
3 - Hero in the Nick of Time (Oct-1999)
4 - Hero for Hire (Nov-2000)
5 - An Uncommon Hero (Jan-2001)
6 - A Hero in Her Eyes (Feb-2001)
7 - Heart of a Hero (Oct-2001)

Cutlers of the Shady Lady Ranch

1 - Fiona and the Sexy Stranger (Jul-1998)
2 - Cowboys Are for Loving (Sep-1998)
3 - Will and the Headstrong Female (Nov-1998)
4 - The Law and Ginny Marlow (Jan-1999)
5 - A Match for Morgan (Mar-1999)

The Doctors Pulaski

1 - Her Lawman On Call (Feb-2007)
2 - Diagnosis: Danger (Apr-2007)
3 - Her Sworn Protector (Dec-2007)
4 - A Doctor's Secret (Mar-2008)
5 - Secret Agent Affair (May-2008)
6 - In His Protective Custody (Feb-2011)
7 - The Doctor's Guardian (Oct-2011)

Fabulous Fathers

Father in the Making (May-1995)

Forever, Texas

1 - The Sheriff's Christmas Surprise (Nov-2010)
2 - Ramona and the Renegade (Jan-2011)
3 - The Doctor's Forever Family (Mar-2011)
4 - Lassoing the Deputy (May-2012)
5 - A Baby on the Ranch (Jul-2012)
6 - A Forever Christmas (Nov-2012)
7 - His Forever Valentine (Aug-2013)
8 - A Small Town Thanksgiving (Nov-2013)
9 - The Cowboy's Christmas Surprise (Dec-2013)
10 - Her Forever Cowboy (Sep-2014)
11 - Cowboy for Hire (Nov-2014)
12 - Christmas Cowboy Duet (Dec-2014)
13 - The Cowboy and the Lady (Sep-2015)
14 - Her Mistletoe Cowboy (Dec-2015)
15 - The Cowboy and the Baby (Oct-2016)
16 - The Rancher and the Baby (Dec-2016)
17 - Twins on the Doorstep (Oct-2017)
18 - A Baby for Christmas (Dec-2017)
19 - The Cowboy's Lesson in Love (Jan-2019)
20 - The Lawman's Romance Lesson (Apr-2019)
21 - Her Right-Hand Cowboy (Jan-2020)
22 - Secrets of Forever (Oct-2020)
23 - The Best Man in Texas (Nov-2021)
24 - A Ranch to Come Home To (May-2022)
25 - Meeting His Secret Daughter (Apr-2023)
26 - Matchmaker on the Ranch (Aug-2023)

Kate's Boys

1 - Diamond In The Rough (Jul-2008)
2 - The Bride With No Name (Aug-2008)
3 - Mistletoe And Miracles (Dec-2008)
4 - Travis's Appeal (Mar-2009)
5 - A Lawman for Christmas (Nov-2009)

Ladera by the Sea

1 - Innkeeper's Daughter (Jun-2013)
2 - A Wedding for Christmas (Jan-2014)
3 - Safe Harbor (Jun-2014)
4 - Saving Home (Jan-2015)

Like Mother, Like Daughter

1 - One Plus One Makes Marriage (Oct-1998)
2 - Never Too Late for Love (Feb-1999)

Matchmaking Mamas

1 - Doctoring the Single Dad (Mar-2010)
2 - Fixed Up With Mr. Right? (May-2010)
3 - Finding Happily-Ever-After (Aug-2010)
4 - Unwrapping the Playboy (Dec-2010)
5 - A Match for the Doctor (May-2011)
6 - What the Single Dad Wants... (Jun-2011)
7 - The Last First Kiss (Mar-2012)
8 - Once upon a Matchmaker (Jun-2012)
9 - A Perfectly Imperfect Match (Feb-2013)
10 - Ten Years Later... (Apr-2013)
11 - Wish Upon a Matchmaker (Jun-2013)
12 - Dating for Two (Jul-2014)
13 - Diamond in the Ruff (Oct-2014)
14 - Her Red-Carpet Romance (Jun-2015)
15 - Coming Home for Christmas (Nov-2015)
16 - Dr. Forget-Me-Not (Feb-2016)
17 - Twice a Hero, Always Her Man (Jan-2017)
18 - Meant to Be Mine (Apr-2017)
19 - A Second Chance for the Single Dad (Jul-2017)
20 - Christmastime Courtship (Dec-2017)
21 - An Engagement for Two (Feb-2018)
22 - Adding up to Family (Aug-2018)
23 - Bridesmaid for Hire (Oct-2019)
24 - Coming to a Crossroads (Jun-2020)
25 - The Late Bloomer's Road to Love (Sep-2021)
26 - The Bachelor's Matchmaker (Aug-2024)

The Mom Squad

1 - A Billionaire and a Baby (Mar-2003)
2 - A Bachelor and a Baby (Apr-2003)
3 - The Baby Mission (May-2003)
4 - Beauty and the Baby (Jun-2003)

Moonlight

1 - Moonlight Rebel (Mar-1992)
2 - Moonlight Lover (Oct-1993)
3 - Moonlight Surrender (Jun-1994)
4 - Cassandra (Aug-1998)

Related Books

1 - Baby in the Middle (Jun-1994)
2 - Husband: Some Assembly Required (Jan-1995)

Related Books - 2

1 - Man Trouble (Sep-1991)
2 - The Taming of the Teen (Jan-1992)

The Sons of Lily Moreau

1 - Remodeling The Bachelor (Aug-2007)
2 - Taming The Playboy (Oct-2007)
3 - Capturing The Millionaire (Nov-2007)

Those Sinclairs!

1 - Holding Out for a Hero (May-1993)
2 - Heroes Great and Small (Jun-1993)
3 - Christmas Every Day (Dec-1993)
4 - Caitlin's Guardian Angel (Sep-1995)

Two Halves of a Whole

1 - The Baby Came C.O.D. (Dec-1997)
2 - Desperately Seeking Twin... (Dec-1997)

A Woman's Life

1 - Sapphire and Shadow (Sep-1991)
2 - Choices (Oct-1993)
3 - Flash and Fire (Apr-1994)

Multi-Author Series List

2000 Launch

Stand-In Mom (Jan-2000)

The Adair Affairs

1 - Carrying His Secret (Feb-2015)

American Hero

26 - Callaghan's Way (Nov-1994)

American Romance's Men of the West

9 - Montana Sheriff (Sep-2011)

Babies & Bachelors USA

11 - The Sheriff's Christmas Surprise (Nov-2010)

The Baby Chase

1 - Prescription for Romance (Jan-2010)

Bundles of Joy

14 - The Man Who Would Be Daddy (Sep-1996)
17 - Your Baby or Mine? (Apr-1997)
31 - The Baby Beneath the Mistletoe (Dec-1999)

Capturing the Crown

The Heart of a Ruler (Apr-2006)

Colton 911

1 - Cowboy's Rescue (Jul-2019)
13 - The Secret Network (Jan-2021)
19 - Secret Defender (Aug-2021)

Colton 911: Chicago

1 - The Secret Network (Jan-2021)
7 - Secret Defender (Aug-2021)

The Coltons

Colton's Pursuit of Justice (Feb-2022)
Colton's Unusual Suspect (Feb-2023)
25 - Colton's Secret Service (Sep-2008)
31 - Colton by Marriage (Jul-2010)
40 - Colton Showdown (Dec-2012)
41 - The Colton Ransom (Jul-2013)
57 - The Pregnant Colton Bride (Aug-2016)
63 - Colton Undercover (Apr-2017)
72 - Colton Baby Rescue (Jan-2018)
84 - Colton Cowboy Standoff (Jan-2019)
91 - Cowboy's Rescue (Jul-2019)
102 - Colton Baby Conspiracy (Jan-2020)
115 - Exposing Colton Secrets (Jul-2020)
125 - The Secret Network (Jan-2021)

The Coltons of Eden Falls

4 - Colton Showdown (Dec-2012)

The Coltons of Wyoming

1 - The Colton Ransom (Jul-2013)

The Coltons of Oklahoma

5 - Second Chance Colton (Oct-2015)

Coltons of Texas

1 - Colton Copycat Killer (Jan-2016)
8 - The Pregnant Colton Bride (Aug-2016)

The Coltons of Shadow Creek

2 - Colton Undercover (Apr-2017)

The Coltons of Red Ridge

1 - Colton Baby Rescue (Jan-2018)

The Coltons of Roaring Springs

1 - Colton Cowboy Standoff (Jan-2019)

The Coltons of Mustang Valley

1 - Colton Baby Conspiracy (Jan-2020)

The Coltons of Kansas

1 - Exposing Colton Secrets (Jul-2020)

The Coltons of Colorado

1 - Colton's Pursuit of Justice (Feb-2022)

The Coltons of New York

1 - Colton's Unusual Suspect (Feb-2023)

A Cowboy for Every Mood

24 - A Baby on the Ranch (Jul-2012)

Fabulous Fathers

Father Goose (Jun-1992)
The Women in Joe Sullivan's Life (Aug-1995)

Families Are Forever

1 - Angus's Lost Lady (May-1998)

Family Secrets

Immovable Objects (Jul-2004)

Family Secrets: The Next Generation

2 - Immovable Objects (Jul-2004)

Fortune's Children

11 - Forgotten Honeymoon (May-1997)
27 - Expecting...in Texas // For Her Baby's Sake (Nov-1999)
48 - Her Good Fortune (Jan-2005)
53 - A Baby Changes Everything (Jul-2005)
61 - Military Man (Mar-2006)
70 - Plain Jane And The Playboy (Jan-2009)
79 - Fortune's Just Desserts (Apr-2011)
83 - Fortune's Valentine Bride (Feb-2012)
90 - A Small Fortune (Mar-2013)
96 - Lassoed by Fortune (Mar-2014)
102 - Mendoza's Secret Fortune (Mar-2015)
114 - Fortune's Second-Chance Cowboy (Mar-2017)
121 - The Fortune Most Likely To... (Mar-2018)
128 - Texan Seeks Fortune (Mar-2019)
135 - Fortune's Greatest Risk (Apr-2020)
140 - An Unexpected Father (Mar-2021)

Fortunes of Texas: Return to Red Rock

1 - Plain Jane And The Playboy (Jan-2009)

Fortunes of Texas: Lost and Found

4 - Fortune's Just Desserts (Apr-2011)

Fortunes of Texas: Whirlwind Romance

2 - Fortune's Valentine Bride (Feb-2012)

Fortunes of Texas: Southern Invasion

3 - A Small Fortune (Mar-2013)

Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow

3 - Lassoed by Fortune (Mar-2014)

Fortunes of Texas: Cowboy Country

3 - Mendoza's Secret Fortune (Mar-2015)

Fortunes of Texas: The Secret Fortunes

3 - Fortune's Second-Chance Cowboy (Mar-2017)

Fortunes of Texas: The Rulebreakers

3 - The Fortune Most Likely To... (Mar-2018)

The Fortunes of Texas: The Lost Fortunes

3 - Texan Seeks Fortune (Mar-2019)

The Fortunes of Texas

3 - Expecting...in Texas // For Her Baby's Sake (Nov-1999)
14 - A Baby Changes Everything (Jul-2005)
22 - Military Man (Mar-2006)
25 - Plain Jane And The Playboy (Jan-2009)
34 - Fortune's Just Desserts (Apr-2011)
38 - Fortune's Valentine Bride (Feb-2012)
45 - A Small Fortune (Mar-2013)
51 - Lassoed by Fortune (Mar-2014)
57 - Mendoza's Secret Fortune (Mar-2015)
69 - Fortune's Second-Chance Cowboy (Mar-2017)
76 - The Fortune Most Likely To... (Mar-2018)
83 - Texan Seeks Fortune (Mar-2019)
90 - Fortune's Greatest Risk (Apr-2020)
95 - An Unexpected Father (Mar-2021)

The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose

4 - Fortune's Greatest Risk (Apr-2020)

The Fortunes of Texas: The Hotel Fortune

3 - An Unexpected Father (Mar-2021)

Furever Yours

8 - More than a Temporary Family (Apr-2022)

Hotel Marchand

2 - The Setup (Jul-2006)

The Kelley Legacy

1 - Private Justice (Jul-2011)

Logan's Legacy

5 - The Bachelor (Oct-2004)
19 - Mr. Hall Takes A Bride (Mar-2007)

Lone Star Country Club

Once a Father (Feb-2002)
Texas Rose (Jul-2002)

Love in 60 Seconds

The Heiress's 2-Week Affair (Apr-2009)

Maitland Maternity Clinic

5 - Dad by Choice (Aug-2000)
16 - A Dad at Last (Jul-2001)
17 - The Inheritance (Aug-2001)

Manhattan Multiples

And Babies Make Four (Jul-2003)

Mission: Impassioned

My Spy (Jul-2007)

Montana Mavericks

75 - The Baby Wore a Badge (Aug-2011)
82 - Real Vintage Maverick (Sep-2012)
104 - A Maverick and a Half (Sep-2016)
111 - The Maverick's Return (Oct-2017)

Montana Mavericks: The Texans Are Coming!

The Baby Wore a Badge (Aug-2011)

Montana Mavericks: Back in the Saddle

3 - Real Vintage Maverick (Sep-2012)

Montana Mavericks: What Happened at the Wedding

2 - Do You Take This Maverick? (Aug-2015)

Montana Mavericks: The Baby Bonanza

A Maverick and a Half (Sep-2016)

Montana Mavericks: The Great Family Roundup

4 - The Maverick's Return (Oct-2017)

Most Likely To...

The Measure of a Man (Sep-2005)

The Parks Empire

Diamonds and Deceptions (Aug-2004)

Perfect, Wyoming

1 - Special Agent's Perfect Cover (Jan-2012)

Romancing the Crown

The Disenchanted Duke (Mar-2002)

Storkville, USA

1 - Those Matchmaking Babies (Aug-2000)

Talk of the Neighborhood

Mother In Training (Oct-2006)

That Special Woman

25 - Husband: Some Assembly Required (Jan-1995)

That's My Baby

6 - Christmas Bride (Dec-1996)

Top Secret Deliveries

1 - The Agent's Secret Baby (Oct-2009)
9 - Cavanaugh's Secret Delivery (Jul-2018)

Vengeance in Texas

A Widow's Guilty Secret (Jan-2013)

Virgin Brides

6 - Suddenly... Marriage (Aug-1998)

The Wilder Family

Falling For The M.D. (Jan-2008)

Written in the Stars

The Undoing of Justin Starbuck (Jan-1991)

Book List in Order: 311 titles