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Susan Wiggs's Books

Home Before Dark
Apr.01.2003
She left her child behind, but couldn't let her go As an irresponsible young mother, Jessie Ryder knew she'd never be able to give her newborn the stable family that her older sister could, and the security her child deserved. So Luz and her husband adopted little Lila and told her Jessie was but a distant aunt. Sixteen years later, having traveled the world with the winds of...
Enchanted Afternoon
Sep.30.2002
Spousal abuse, illiteracy and disputed paternity are only a few of the contemporary issues that figure in this late 19th-century romance. When last seen in Wiggs's Halfway to Heaven, the scientific-minded Michael Rowan had broken off his relationship with hotheaded Helena Cabot, a society belle from an important family. Upon discovering she was pregnant, Helena accepted a marriage...
Passing Through Paradise
Feb.02.2002
One February night, the car of politician Victor Winslow and his wife, Sandra, skids off an icy bridge. Afterwards, Victor is missing and presumed dead, and his wife is widely suspected of his murder despite the official conclusion that the crash was an accident. Finding that her hometown ironically named Paradise is a haven no longer, a dazed and shocked Sandra decides to renovate...
Halfway to Heaven
Oct.01.2001
Bestselling author Susan Wiggs once again delights readers with her portrayal of unconventional women and the men who learn to love them. Abigail Cabot, the awkward, dowdy daughter of a powerful senator and sister to reigning beauty Helena, loves nothing more than stargazing. In fact, that's what she's doing when she discovers a couple in a passionate embrace in the garden....
The Firebrand
Apr.01.2001
  October 8, 1871--One small spark ignites the entire city of Chicago, sending its residents into panic. But amid the chaos, a miraculous rescue kindles an unexpected new love. As she flees the raging inferno, Lucy Hathaway risks her life to save a precious baby girl. The little orphan is a gift from heaven, coming into Lucy's life just as the fire takes everything else from...
The You I Never Knew
Jan.01.2001
From Publishers Weekly Veteran author Wiggs's first romance for Warner reveals the pain that comes with love. When teenager Michelle Turner becomes pregnant, she finds herself abandoned by both her angry father and her ranch-hand lover, Sam McPhee, who vanishes before she can give him the news. When her father is at risk of dying from kidney failure 17 years later, Michelle, a...
The Mistress
Oct.01.2000
Most days Kathleen O'Leary is a penniless maid. But tonight she takes a risk and masquerades as a glamorous heiress, thanks to a borrowed gown and her friends' sense of adventure. To her surprise, the ruse succeeds—even Dylan Kennedy, Chicago's most eligible bachelor, seems enraptured. But like Kathleen, Dylan isn't who he says he is. And before their true identities can be...
The Hostage
Apr.01.2000
Deborah Sinclair is a beautiful, accomplished young heiress with a staggering dowry. But her fortune does her no good when, one horrible night, Chicago is engulfed in flames. Tom Silver will walk through fire to avenge a terrible injustice—and he may have to. But when he makes Deborah a pawn in his revenge, the heat of the inferno fades next to the attraction he feels for his...
The Horsemaster's Daughter
Nov.01.1999
Once a privileged son of the South, Hunter Calhoun now stands a widower shadowed by the scandal of his wife's death. Burying himself in his success with breeding Thoroughbred racehorses, he's left his family to crumble and forgotten how to comfort his grieving children. When a prized stallion arrives from Ireland crazed and unridable, Hunter is forced to seek help for the beast....
Husband for Hire
Jun.01.1999
Every Man Has His Price! Lost Springs Ranch was famous for turning young mavericks into good men. So word that the ranch was in financial trouble sent a herd of loyal bachelors stampeding back to Wyoming to put themselves on the auction block! IS THIS THE MAN FOR YOU? NAME: Rob CarterAGE: 36OCCUPATION: PathologistIN FIVE WORDS: Driven, ambitious, determined, spontaneous,...
The Charm School
May.01.1999
An awkward misfit in an accomplished Boston family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her social isolation and sneaks aboard the Silver Swan, bound for Rio, leaving it all behind. Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he'd purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. Driven by his quest to right an old wrong, the fiery, temperamental sea captain barely registers...
In Our Dreams
Oct.01.1998
Imagine you're a princess in ancient Greece, cursed by the gods and imprisoned; you've given up hope, when suddenly you're rescued--by Hercules. Or you go for a joy ride in an ore trolley through an old silver mine; at the end of the ride, you find you've somehow landed in the Old West--and you're lying at the feet of a handsome Spanish grandee. Or you're trapped in a foreign...
That Summer Place
Sep.01.1998
Anthology by authors Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs and Jill Barnett.   It's nothing special on the surface, merely a rambling old Victorian summerhouse on a secluded island, where the sky is blue and the water is clear. Yet after a month at the Rainshadow Lodge, people begin to change—and fall in love. How else can you account for what happens to the most mismatched, unlikely...
The Drifter
Jun.01.1998
Comes a drifter to a windswept island . . . He wanted to tell her everything. About the lost years that had changed him from a desperate young boy into a man hardened by life. About the night he'd sold his soul for a woman who wasn't worth the price . . . But Jackson Underhill said nothing. After all, he was an outlaw, clearly on the run -- reason enough for silence. The truth was...
Irish Magic II
Jan.01.1998
This title contains stories that include "The Changeling" by Susan Wiggs, "To Recapture the Light" by Morgan Llywelyn, "Earthly Magic" by Barbara Samuel, and "Bride Price" by Roberta Gellis. "The Changeling" - All her life, Aislinn Finn has longed for love, but the family curse has kept her from romance of any kind. And then a bold cowboy from Texas visits, bringing feelings of...