Pediatrician Lorrie Ryan has been looking forward to camping with her seven-year-old nephew, Davey. It’s a chance to let the fragile, sheltered boy spend time away from his nervous, overprotective parents, and have the adventure he’s always wanted. But in the lush, verdant woods, Lorrie never imagines they are not alone. . .or that their idyllic trip will soon become a chilling nightmare of survival. . .
In one terrifying moment, Davey disappears. The local police find no trace of him, and a desperate Lorrie turns to the one man who can help–FBI agent Stuart Saunders. Now, the hunt is on for a child growing weaker by the minute. . .and a cruel predator whose twisted game of cat-and-mouse has only just begun. . .
Forget Me Not
Paperback March 25, 2014
Letting Go Of The Past
With a popular comic strip, card line, and children’s cartoon to her name, Lucy Brighton should be in a happy place. But the ache of a cold, lonely childhood lingers on. Even though she still lives in the New Jersey house where she grew up, Lucy has had little contact with her parents since they moved to Florida five years ago.
Finding Joy In The Present
Then Lucy receives a call that her parents have been killed in a car crash. While settling their affairs in Florida, Lucy begins to realize how little she really knew about their lives. She has no way to explain the mysterious safe in their bedroom, with its cache of fake passports, cash, and weapons. What secrets were the Brightons keeping? Were they even who they claimed to be? The answers will shatter everything she once believed about her parents–and about herself.
Captive Splendors #3
March 6, 2014
As a van der Rhys, Caleb’s first allegiance is to the sea. Close behind are his affections for anyone foolish enough to pass him in a skirt. But that shouldn’t be a problem when he’s hired to ship a cargo of Puritans to the colonies—until a stowaway is discovered onboard. Wren is equal parts stormy and beautiful, normally an irresistible combination for Caleb. But they have a shared past that deems her off limits. All they have are the stars to guide them, in which case anything is possible. . .
Captive Secrets #4
March 20, 2014
Fury van der Rhys is the daughter of Sirena, the beautiful Sea Siren, who rode the high seas as commander of a frigate, plundering the ships of the Dutch East India Company. Brandishing her mother’s sword, Fury sets sail for the coast of Africa to challenge Amalie, the gorgeous black-hearted pretender to her mother’s legacy, and to fight for the tall, dark-eyed Spaniard they both love and have sworn to have…
A Family Affair
Hardcover April 29, 2014
A young dancer finds an unexpected partner–and gains the courage to live according to her heart . . .
In a city built on dreams, Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like one. But out of her dancer’s costume, she’s as down-to-earth as they come. That’s why she ignores the admiring note–and the accompanying $1000 bill–that arrives backstage after one of her ethereal performances. Yet the sender, a wealthy foreign prince, isn’t easily dissuaded. Seven years living and studying in the United States have made Malik long for the freedom to choose his own bride–and the woman he wants is Trisha.
After a breathtaking visit to Malik’s kingdom culminates in a marriage proposal, Trish attempts to adjust to an opulent new lifestyle complete with servants, sumptuous surroundings, and vast wealth. None of that matters to Trish as much as Malik’s love. With Malik’s sister Soraya proving a trusted new friend, they plan a lavish wedding surpassing anything she could have imagined.
Yet Trish’s new life will have challenges too–adjusting to a new and complex culture, to the myriad demands of Malik’s royal position, and to the expectations she faces as his wife. In the midst of her own major changes, Trish vows to help her sister, Emma, whose marriage has ended in a bitter breakup. And through it all, Trish will strive to stay true to what matters most–love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years
May 1, 2014
(Note: This book is not part of the Captive Series)
Marilyn Bannon ventured into a lush new unknown world to claim her family’s heritage. There, far from the reaches of civilization, she became entranced with the exotic, enigmatic Sebastian Rivera. As excitement with her new life consumed her, Marilyn found herself in the midst of a strange and troubling culture where stunning opulence mirrored terrible bondage. In the center of it all stood the Baron, who controlled the land and everyone on it–and who meant to have Marilyn for his own.
May 15, 2014
Six years ago, Jory Ryan fled Philadelphia after a brief, tragic marriage to wealthy Ross Landers. Now Jory has come home to make peace with the past. But the future invites trouble when Jory falls precipitously for Ross’s best friend–and becomes entangled with the Landers family and the business she fled. Suddenly Jory finds herself at the helm of an empire, confronted with changes and choices she never dreamed possible, and ready to meet a new life ripe with the promise of lasting love.
Kiss and Tell, Sisterhood #23
Paperback July 1, 2014
Life comes in stages. Even the Sisterhood has been content to let their gold shields gather a little dust while they enjoy their friends and family. But when a string of anonymous emails arrives at Pinewood, suggesting shady dealings at a local assisted-living facility, Myra Rutledge and her best friend Annie de Silva are more than ready to out-hustle a master con-artist at his own game. They’ll need to enlist some new and untested allies in order to pull off their brilliant plan, all while Myra faces a personal challenge that will rock the Sisterhood to the core. . .
A Note From Fern It isn't often that I am overwhelmed but you all have left me breathless and I have to admit, a bit teary-eyed with your wonderful emails about "GOTCHA." The minute the book hit the book stores your emails started to pour in. Thank you so much for taking the time to write the most glorious comments about the book that I have ever seen. As I said, you all left me breathless. I wish so much that I could personally thank each and every one of you and give you a big hug from my heart. I always worry before a book comes out as to how all you guys will receive it. I always listen to your feed back and try to do what you all want between the pages.
Having said that, all of you, myself included, realized it wasn't quite time yet for the sisters to sail off into the sunset. How silly of us to think that was even a remote possibility. So . . . BLIND SIDED and KISS & TELL will be out shortly. In addition to that, I have a bit of a surprise waiting for you in the wings. Check my site from time to time and let me know what you think.
Thank you all one more time. Have a wonderful book-filled summer. I will be working on that surprise. Stay tuned as they say.