2024 Releases

Rock Bottom - Sisterhood #35 - December 26, 2023

Paperback Edition

Publisher: Kensington

The Sisterhood: a group of women from all walks of life bound by friendship and years of adventure. Armed with vast resources, top-notch expertise, and a loyal network of allies around the globe, the Sisterhood will not rest until every wrong is made right.

Isabelle “Izzy” Flanders and Yoko Akia are beginning a new project—an indoor/outdoor café that will be the cornerstone of a market village. Izzy knows just where to get the project off the ground: her old college classmate, Zoe Danfield, now vice president of a huge construction corporation. But the Zoe that Izzy reencounters doesn’t seem like her old, confident friend. This Zoe is tense and stressed, and Izzy eventually learns why.

Buildings and bridges have been collapsing all over the world, causing hundreds of deaths, and Zoe suspects her firm’s inferior foundation materials are the cause. When she asks questions, she gets told to keep her nose out of what doesn’t concern her. Zoe knows someone has to blow the whistle and reveal the truth. Who better than the Sisterhood? But this adversary has money, power, and resources to match the Sisterhood’s—and no intention of giving up without a fight . . .

Wish List - February 20, 2024

Trade Paperback Edition – Reprint

Publisher: Kensington

A former Hollywood star discovers the one thing she has always wished for could come true in this classic novel of second chances and timeless love by #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels.

Now in trade paperback for the first time!

A brilliant movie career, two adoring husbands—none of it is enough to erase the memory of Ariel Hart’s one true love. Back when she was plain, shy Aggie Bixby, a dark-eyed young man named Felix touched her heart . . . then vanished from her life.

Now, she’s about to do something shocking and outrageous—sell her house and leave Hollywood behind. Making her new home in the quiet town of Chula Vista, she meets Lex Sanders, a wealthy rancher and breeder of Arabian horses. Ariel sees something familiar in his smoldering eyes—something that triggers long-buried memories of a love so pure and so perfect, it couldn’t possibly last . . .

Or could it?

The Wild Side - March 26, 2024

Hardcover

Publisher: Kensington

A seemingly ordinary guidance counselor goes undercover as a high-class escort to bring down a dangerous network of ruthless and powerful men in the gripping new standalone page-turner from legendary, #1 international bestseller Fern Michaels.

The season’s must-read for fans of Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, James Patterson, and Janet Evanovich.

For Melanie Drake, school guidance counselor in a small Virginia town, the day’s challenges typically involve a playground scuffle or a student skipping school. It’s worlds away from her previous career as a vital part of the Office of Special Investigations. There, she devoted herself heart and soul to covert operations, the riskier the better.

Since leaving, Melanie has cherished her peaceful, calm existence, with her two beloved retired service dogs for company. Then a call comes from her former supervisor, Rich Patterson. He needs her back for a highly specialized assignment. An international group of billionaires is known to meet regularly for decadent dinners, and they always hire high-class escorts for the occasion. Only the most elegant, well-educated, and sophisticated women will do. Infiltrating those meetings could yield information vital to national security.

Melanie’s loyalty is indisputable. She’s willing to pose as an escort and glean every scrap of intel that she can. But these men aren’t just wealthy and powerful, they’re also exceptionally ruthless. One slip, and they won’t hesitate to eliminate Melanie, by any means necessary. . .

Hide and Seek - Sisterhood #8 - March 26, 2024

Mass Market Paperback – Reprint

Publisher: Zebra

When it’s time for payback, these friends play to win . . .

An early adventure in The Sisterhood – one of the most iconic and longest-running women’s fiction series of the past two decades – now available with a fresh, new look from #1 New York Times bestselling storyteller Fern Michaels!

The Sisterhood: a group of women from all walks of life bound by friendship and years of adventure. Armed with vast resources, top-notch expertise, and a loyal network of allies around the globe, the Sisterhood will not rest until every wrong is made right.

Payback has its price, and the Sisterhood’s last assignment almost landed them in jail. Now the women are fugitives with a bounty on their heads, but they’re not planning on hiding out for long—not when good friends need the kind of help only they can give.

Mitch Riley, the ruthless assistant director of the FBI, intends to frame Cornelia “Nellie” Easter, the judge who helped the Sisterhood evade prison, and their lawyer, Lizzie Fox, in order to save his own career. He’s created a special task force to hunt the Sisters down. Mitch has the entire FBI behind him, but he’s about to discover that he’s no match for seven formidable women with an unbreakable bond and a wickedly cunning plan to bring the fight right to his door . . .

Tiny Blessings - April 23, 2024

Original Mass Market Paperback

Publisher: Kensington

#1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels—one of the most beloved storytellers of our time—is joined by bestselling authors Carolyn Brown and Stacy Finz in a life-affirming, uplifting anthology of sweetly romantic stories about family, love, new beginnings, and the everyday blessings that bring delight to life.

It’s the little things—a small kindness, a chance meeting, a rediscovered connection—that bring lasting joy in this heartwarming anthology featuring three New York Times bestselling authors.

Tiny Blessings by Fern Michaels
Substitute teacher Emma Swan is making a new life for herself in charming Pink Pearl Cove, and maybe her handsome neighbor Nash Kendrick will be part of it. But who could anticipate the chaos brought by four darling dachshund puppies or the joy of love at first sight?

Dogwood Season by Carolyn Brown
No matter how different Clara Delaney and her twin Sophia may be, they’re both loyal to the beloved grandmother who raised them at her Dogwood Inn in Palestine, Texas. For Mama Lizzy’s sake, they’ve each agreed to a double wedding at the Inn. But as the day draws near amid squabbles and surprises, they may discover how deep the bonds of sisterhood go.

Cowboy True by Stacey Finz
Just when Jace Dalton has the life he’s always wanted—a thriving family and a successful ranch—his ex shows up demanding joint custody of their boys. Jace’s wife is the only mother his sons have known. But maybe there’s a way forward through the turmoil, if they can hold fast to love and forgiveness.

On the Line - May 21, 2024

New Paperback Edition

Publisher: Kensington

The masterful storytelling and nail-biting suspense that are trademarks of beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels combine in this thrilling standalone novel, as a star Manhattan chef must uncover his family’s past to protect their lives—and his own. Perfect for fans of Nora Roberts and Rachel Caine . . .

Mateo Castillo is a rising star chef on the Manhattan culinary scene. But just as he’s about to reap the rewards of his skill and hard work by being featured on a major TV cooking competition, Mateo collapses in his restaurant’s kitchen—and regains consciousness in a hospital emergency room.

If it weren’t for a security guard finding him in time, Mateo would have bled to death.  The cause of his sudden illness is as mysterious as it is worrying, and Mateo and his family undergo a battery of genetic tests. Yet the answers that start to emerge only raise more questions.

Mateo’s parents fled their home in Colombia many years ago, seeking refuge from the infamous cartels. Now the test results threaten to uncover a dark secret that exposes his family to dangers in the past—while clouding the investigation into who is trying to hurt Mateo in the present . . .

Crown Jewel - May 26, 2024

Trade Paperback Edition – New Format*

*Previously published in Mass Market 4X6 trim size – Trade Paperback is 5X8

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Fern Michaels, one of the world’s best-loved storytellers, delivers an emotionally charged and surprising tale of two very different brothers and the one woman who loved them both—and who holds the key to a family secret.

Handsome, rich, and adored by millions, Ricky Lam was a golden boy—with a dark side. The substance-addicted superstar had hit rock bottom, but luckily, he had a business manager, his older brother Philip, who forced him into a rehab clinic—a move that would create an irreparable rift between them. Yet, years later, when tragedy strikes, Ricky dedicates himself to Philip’s dream: constructing a unique resort in South Carolina called the Crown Jewel. Stepping into his brother’s shoes, Ricky encounters unsettling surprises, one of which is an amazing woman, his sister-in-law Roxy, who leads him to the mystery at the center of his brother’s life, and into a passionate love affair. As Ricky attempts to discover the brother he loved but never truly knew, he must settle a grave injustice committed decades ago—even if it means risking his fame, his fortune, and his life.

Proof - Lost & Found #4 - July 2024

Library Edition

Publisher: Kensington

For fans of Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel, beloved storyteller Fern Michaels blends mystery, drama, and a touch of romance for the fourth in her #1 bestselling Lost & Found series, as a shoebox of mementoes found in a childhood dresser becomes the catalyst for a search into Luna’s own past…

Even though Luna and her brother Cullen seem like complete opposites, they’re identical in two ways: they’ll never let injustice stand and they always have each other’s back…

Sometimes, two very different pieces of furniture just pair perfectly together. Brother and sister Cullen and Luna Bodman work much the same way. While practical-minded Cullen Bodman focuses on their family’s antiques restoration business, his sister Luna’s next-door Namaste Café brings in new clientele. As a thank you to his sister, Cullen retrieves Luna’s childhood dresser from storage and refinishes it. A delighted Luna rummages through the drawers and discovers a shoebox full of mementos of her friend Brendan, reviving memories of love and a broken heart. But a flurry of emails and texts leads to a very brief death notice: Born. Died. Nothing else.

Beyond Luna’s sadness is her uncanny intuition that something about the announcement is off, a feeling that intensifies when she later glimpses a person who seems to be Brendan’s doppelganger. His laugh, his walk—Luna remembers both so well. Is her old friend really alive? And if so, who faked his death, and why? It’s not the first time an item of furniture has spurred Luna to solve a fascinating puzzle. But this time, the mystery is much more personal, and the stakes infinitely higher . . .

Sweet Vengeance - June 25, 2024

Trade Paperback Edition – New Format*

*Previously published in Mass Market 4X6 trim size – Trade Paperback is 5X8

Publisher: Kensington

A deeply satisfying and uplifting story of one woman’s journey from heartbreak to triumph by #1 New York Times bestselling storyteller Fern Michaels.

Tessa Jamison couldn’t have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband—until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years, she has counted off the days in Florida’s Correctional Center for Women, fully expecting to die behind bars. Fighting to prove her innocence holds little appeal now that her family’s gone. But on one extraordinary day, her lawyers announce that Tessa’s conviction has been overturned due to a technicality, and she’s released on bail to await a new trial.

Hounded by the press, Tessa retreats to the small tropical island owned by her late husband’s pharmaceutical company. There, she begins to gather knowledge about her case. For the first time since her nightmare began, Tessa feels a sense of purpose in working to finally expose the truth and avenge her lost family. One by one, the guilty will be led to justice, and Tessa can gain closure. But will she be able to learn the whole truth at last . . . and reclaim her freedom and her future?

Backwater Justice - Sisterhood Series - September 2024

Library Edition

Publisher: Kensington

Synopsis Coming Soon!

Proof - Lost & Found #4 - August 20, 2024

Mass Market Paperback Edition

Publisher: Kensington

For fans of Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel, beloved storyteller Fern Michaels blends mystery, drama, and a touch of romance for the fourth in her #1 bestselling Lost & Found series, as a shoebox of mementoes found in a childhood dresser becomes the catalyst for a search into Luna’s own past…

Even though Luna and her brother Cullen seem like complete opposites, they’re identical in two ways: they’ll never let injustice stand and they always have each other’s back…

Sometimes, two very different pieces of furniture just pair perfectly together. Brother and sister Cullen and Luna Bodman work much the same way. While practical-minded Cullen Bodman focuses on their family’s antiques restoration business, his sister Luna’s next-door Namaste Café brings in new clientele. As a thank you to his sister, Cullen retrieves Luna’s childhood dresser from storage and refinishes it. A delighted Luna rummages through the drawers and discovers a shoebox full of mementos of her friend Brendan, reviving memories of love and a broken heart. But a flurry of emails and texts leads to a very brief death notice: Born. Died. Nothing else.

Beyond Luna’s sadness is her uncanny intuition that something about the announcement is off, a feeling that intensifies when she later glimpses a person who seems to be Brendan’s doppelganger. His laugh, his walk—Luna remembers both so well. Is her old friend really alive? And if so, who faked his death, and why? It’s not the first time an item of furniture has spurred Luna to solve a fascinating puzzle. But this time, the mystery is much more personal, and the stakes infinitely higher . . .

Santa's Secret - September 29, 2024

Hardcover

Publisher: Kensington

Christmas is filled with beloved and long-kept traditions, but sometimes, there’s nothing better than creating brand-new ones. That’s why Francesca and her high school friends Amy, Rachael, and Nina are traveling to Italy to spend the holidays with Frankie’s boyfriend, Giovanni, and his family.

Giovanni and his brother, Marco, run a small Italian restaurant in Manhattan, where cherished family recipes delight tourists and locals alike. But there’s one recipe that eludes the brothers. Their mama refuses to divulge the special ingredient in her coveted panettone, claiming it is “Santa’s secret.”

While Frankie joins Giovanni and Marco in the kitchen, hoping to uncover the mystery of Mrs. Lombardi’s mouthwatering panettone, Amy, Nina, and Rachael are on their own quests.  Amy, the scientist, must make a quick detour to Geneva, Nina needs career inspiration and starts in Milan while Rachael begins her adventure in Rome.  They all meet up in Campania where they continue their adventure in local cuisine, ancient ruins, and a few unexpected surprises.

Can one trip provide the answers everyone seeks? With a stunning Italian backdrop and a sprinkling of holiday magic in the mix, there may be all kinds of sweet surprises in store…

Santa Cruise - September 24, 2024

Paperback Edition

Publisher: Kensington

At Ridgewood High, Amy, Frankie, Rachael, and Nina formed a deep bond. Now, fifteen years after leaving school behind, they’re back for a reunion, laughing, reminiscing, and chatting how much has changed—and how much hasn’t. Nina, once the star of every school play, moved to Hollywood and landed a recurring role on a sitcom. Amy, fondly known as “the brains of the operation,” is now a Silicon Valley bioengineer. Outgoing and compassionate, Frankie works for a New York publishing house. Rachael, always the most boy-crazy of the crew, married—mostly to please her parents—but is now divorced. All four are strong, successful, and somehow, still looking for the right partner.  But Frankie has an idea to help solve that: a singles cruise for the holidays.

The ladies are happy to give Cupid a helping hand here and there—hanging mistletoe in elevators and cheering each other on through speed-dating events and shore excursions. Holidays—like the path of love itself—don’t always go exactly as planned, but over the course of one festive, unforgettable week, all four will set sail on surprising new adventures.

Santa & Company - November 2024

Paperback Edition

Publisher: Kensington

In this sparkling Christmas novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels, four close friends get together for a skiing vacation filled with a few unexpected bumps—and lots of laughter . . .

When longtime friends Amy, Frankie, Rachael and Nina reunited for a holiday singles cruise, it not only deepened their bond, it changed their lives. Now they’re getting together for another adventure, and what better winter setting than a fabulous ski lodge? Crisp snow and fresh air by day, cozy fires and delicious food by night, capped off by meeting up with their significant others for a New Year’s Eve celebration—it’s perfect.

At least, it’s perfect until Frankie decides to go snow-shoeing alone. When she twists her ankle right after losing her phone in the snow, Frankie wonders how she’ll be able to summon help—only to be rescued by a reclusive Grizzly Adams lookalike who lives nearby, and introduces himself as Troy Manchester.

Troy saves the day by helping the injured Frankie back to the ski lodge, but in the process, encounters a part of the L.A. life he’s tried to leave behind. Nina, visiting the gift shop to buy magazines for a recuperating Frankie, is similarly shocked to glimpse someone to whom she was once connected.

Even in this unlikely spot, it seems there’s no way to avoid their pasts. And as the mischievous Rachael and her sidekick Amy go to great lengths to patch up old friendships and spread the spirit of the season, the New Year may contain all kinds of new beginnings. . .

Backwater Justice - Sisterhood Series - December 2024

Paperback Edition

Publisher: Kensington

Synopsis Coming Soon!

Hokus Pokus - Sisterhood #9 - December 2024

Mass Market Paperback – Reprint

Publisher: Kensington

Not Even An Ocean Can Keep The Sisterhood
From Helping A Friend In Need. . .

There is no match for the Sisterhood–the seven friends who have taken vigilante justice to a new level–not even the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Although the women foiled former FBI director Mitch Riley’s plot to frame their friends Judge Nellie Easter and lawyer Lizzie Fox, now they must remain in exile or risk capture. They can’t complain about their opulent digs on a remote, luxurious mountaintop, but the ladies desperately miss home.

Their wish to return might come true sooner than they expect when they receive a panicked call from Supreme Court Chief Justice Pearl Barnes, who faces blackmail for her own illegal brand of justice. Now the women must not only sneak back into the United States, but also remain undetected as they investigate. But how do you make seven women disappear? With a nosy reporter on the brink of exposing them, the clock is ticking as the Sisterhood tries to create a little magic–and save the day. . .