Many of Fern’s paperbacks can be bought in hardcover from many of the book clubs. Doubleday Book Club is a great place to start. They also offer large print editions.

My Favorites

FOR ALL THEIR LIVES

(this is my personal favorite)
– He watched her…with clinical interest. And he wondered why he felt so removed. The object of Mac Carlin’s intense scrutiny was Alice, the woman he’d been married to for eight years. He felt like a Peeping Tom, watching her…Her lips were a glossy, deep pink that matched the polish on her exceptionally long nails. He wasn’t sure, but he thought the nails were artificial. He wasn’t sure about the glossy pink lips either. It had been a while since he’d kissed his wife or even looked at her close up…

TEXAS RICH

-Billie Ames was naive but a real knockout when she met Moss Coleman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during World War II. Within months she was pregnant and married to him. It was a marriage that brought Billie and her mother, Agnes across the country to Austin, to a 250,000-acre spread called Sunbridge, and into the world of the Texas Rich. This is the story of four generations of the Colemans of Texas . . . of Moss and his father, Seth, obsessed with power, with airplanes and with building of dynasty . . . of Seth’s wife, Jessica who molded herself into the kind of woman Seth wanted . . . of Moss and Billie’s children, who have trouble living up to the family’s expectations . . . of their grandchildren, who just might fulfill all of their dreams. It is the story, too, of Agnes Ames, who takes to wealth and power as if she had been born into it and of Thad Kingsley, Moss’s best friend, who secretly loves Billie. Most of all, it is the story of Billie herself and her struggle to become her own person in a world dominated by Colemans…

TEXAS HEAT

– Sunbridge: the 250,000-acre spread near Austin, the dream and obsession of the late Seth Coleman, the scene of passion and intrigue — now belongs to Miss and Billie’s daughter Maggie. Maggie has invited all the family — and several hundred guests — to a July 4th barbecue to forge a sense of family pride at Sunbridge. But wherever the Colemans and their loved ones gather, they can’t help but generate their own brand of Texas Heat.

And it’s sizzling as ever before! Maggie is divorcing Cranston Tanner and struggling to be a good mother to their son Cole. But her love for a very special man could cost her the loyalty of her family. Cole resents Sunbridge, torments his mother, and is locked in bitter rivalry with his cousin Riley. Riley, heir apparent to Sunbridge, is open and loving — and in very serious trouble. Amelia is married to a younger man who adores her and is involved in a project dear to her heart, but she can’t stop the flames of blazing jealousy. Susan, the world-renowned musician, has fled home to Sunbridge for the most important performance of her life…

TEXAS FURY

– The completion of Assante Towers, a magnificent city within a city, was a dream come true for charismatic Cary Assante. But behind its luxurious exteriors, riveting destinies are being formed and the secrets of the past are being whispered . . . Amelia is in danger of losing her beloved Cary to a younger woman . . . Cole is both betrayer and betrayed by an old flame . . . Riley is torn between his Eastern roots and his newfound Western love . . . From the exotic Far East to the troubled oil fields of Texas, from the paradise landscapes of Hawaii to the mountains of Switzerland these lives come together in the name of the unforgettable Coleman dynasty.

TEXAS SUNRISE

– Billie Coleman Kingsley, beloved matriarch of the clan and founder of the fabulously fashion empire, Billie, Inc., is dying. As her family gathers together in this time of heartbreak, the indomitable Billie offers new hope to heal the rifts that separate them. Even as her own strength fails, Billie instills courage, fortitude and her conviction that life goes on — after crisis, after tragedy, after heartbreak…

SINS OF OMISSION

– It is the end of World War I. American soldiers Reuben Tarz and Daniel Bishop have both been wounded fighting in the trenches of France. But then the beautiful and sensual Marchioness Michelene Fonsard spirits them from the hospital to her lavish French chateau, opening the door to Reuben’s dreams of wealth and power. Reuben and Mickey fall in love and life is idyllic for the three friends — until the arrival of the lovely and spoiled Bebe Rosen unleashes savage passions and desperate deceptions that explode…From the enchanting French countryside to the glittering Hollywood of Rudolph Valentino and Theda Bara, spanning twenty years of sin and seduction of love and loses, of secrets and scandals of heartbreak and betrayal…

SINS OF THE FLESH

– Reuben. Mickey. Bebe. Daniel. Their lives were forever entwined by the events of World War I. Out of their savage passions, desperate deceptions, and unrequited love, a legacy was born. Now, twenty years later, their story continues. Once again, it will be Mickey who forges their destinies, with a desperate call on the eve of the Occupation, and the rescue of the unclaimed son who will send all their lives colliding…From the danger and intrigue of the French Resistance to the glitter and grandeur of Hollywood in the 1940’s, here is a spellbinding saga…

SEASONS OF HER LIFE

-Ruby is determined to have a better life when she leaves her bitter childhood behind for post – World War II Washington, D.C. Working for the navy as a secretary, she is young, pretty, and happy for the first time . . . and she falls in love. The harsh reality of life as a military wife — and the loneliness that comes with it — destroys her illusions but fuels a fire of strength and independence that will burn throughout her life . . . but closest to her heart is the memory of the man she longs for in her soul . . .

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

– It is 1970 and Katie Starr is the perfect wife, the perfect mother, and the perfect housekeeper. But soon after her husband Patrick departs for a tour of duty in Vietnam, he is listed as MIA. Suddenly, Katie must raise their two daughters by herself, learn how to earn a living, and struggle with the U.S. government to get news of her husband . . . Twenty years later, she has educated herself and her daughters, started a successful business…and finally found love again, the fulfilling love of a passionate woman…

SERENDIPITY

– Six years ago, Jory Ryan Landers fled Philadelphia after a brief, tragic marriage to wealthy Ross Landers. Now Jory has come home to make peace with the past. And to face an uncertain future. With the unexpected jolt of a brief summer storm, Jory falls for Ross’s best friend…and becomes entangled with the Landers family and the business she ran away from. Suddenly Jory finds herself at the helm of an empire, confronted with changes and choices she never dreamed possible, and ready to meet a future ripe with the promise of lasting love…

DESPERATE MEASURES

– An orphan whose wealthy uncle saved him from a life of poverty, Pete Sorenson has lived a fairy-tale life — complete with a sweet princess named Annie who provides the emotional support that Pete needs to launch his career as a high-powered attorney. But then Maddie Stern enters Pete’s life. Maddie was a foster child, too, and her breathtaking beauty and mysterious allure entrance Pete. Together they plan a wonderful future. But just days before the wedding, Maddie disappears. His world shattered, Pete reaches out to the one person who has always been there for him. Annie leaves behind her life in Boston to pick up the pieces for Pete, both of them knowing that Maddie must be out there somewhere…

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