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Susan Elizabeth Phillips


aka Justine Cole

Susan Elizabeth Phillips, soared into the New York Times bestseller list with her 1998 smash Dream A Little Dream, and remained there through two subsequent novels, Lady Be Good and First Lady. In addition to being the only two-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Favorite Book of the Year award, she also holds Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Susan delights fans by touching hearts as well as funny bones with her wonderfully whimsical and modern fairy tales. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is a wife and the mother of two grown sons.
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1995) : It Had to Be You
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1998) : Nobody's Baby But Mine
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1999) : Dream a Little Dream
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2001) : First Lady

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Maggie Osborne
"One of the best writers in the business."
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"A wonderful storyteller! The region of the heart is her territory, and no one travels it better."
Beast (1997)
Judith Ivory
"A perfect fairy tale for grown-ups."
Ask Mariah
Ask Mariah (1997)
Barbara Freethy
"A warm and wonderful book about love, family, and everything that's important in life. Irresistible! I loved it!"
Tell Me Lies
Tell Me Lies (1998)
Jennifer Crusie
"A humorous mixture of romance, mystery, and mayhem. A winner!"
Every Breath She Takes
Every Breath She Takes (1998)
Suzanne Forster
"No one combines steamy suspense and breathless thrills like Suzanne Forster!"
Key West
Key West (1998)
(Talon and Flynn - New Orleans PD, book 1)
Stella Cameron
"If you enjoy Tami Hoag and Linda Howard, you'll love Stella Cameron!"
A Stranger's Wife
A Stranger's Wife (1999)
Maggie Osborne
"If you're not reading Maggie Osborne, you're missing one of the best writers in the business."
Sweetwood Bride
Sweetwood Bride (1999)
Pamela Morsi
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Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay (1999)
Meryl Sawyer
"For romance, passion and thrills, read Meryl Sawyer."
Lost Highways
Lost Highways (1999)
(Valentine, book 1)
Curtiss Ann Matlock
"Her books are wise and wonderful."
Just the Way You Are
Just the Way You Are (2000)
Barbara Freethy
"A fresh and exciting new voice."
At Last
At Last (2000)
Barbara Bretton
"The region of the heart is her territory, and no one travels it better."
Passing Through Paradise
Passing Through Paradise (2002)
Susan Wiggs
"Susan Wiggs writes poignant, unforgettable stories of every woman's hopes and dreams."
Once Upon a Wedding
Once Upon a Wedding (2002)
Kathleen Eagle
"Kathleen Eagle is a national treasure."
Prairie Moon
Prairie Moon (2002)
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"One of the best writers in the business."
The Woman Most Likely to
The Woman Most Likely to (2002)
Jennifer Greene
"The author most likely to steal your heart."
Lover's Lane
Lover's Lane (2003)
(Twilight Cove, book 1)
Jill Marie Landis
"A heartwarming, sexy page-turner."
Goddess for Hire
Goddess for Hire (2004)
Sonia Singh
"It's my dharma to tell the world this book is a hoot - fresh and very funny. Can I be a goddess too!"
Lost & Found
Lost & Found (2007)
Jacqueline Sheehan
"The best book I have read in a long time. I enjoyed every word."
Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige
Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige (2008)
Kathleen Gilles Seidel
"Seidel writes with subtle wit and true emotion... She knows how to write about the things women care about... a thought-provoking, fascinating read."

The Journey Home (2010)
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"I never thought a guy could write women's fiction this well. If you want deeply emotional, totally romantic novels that take you into the heart of a man, you need to read Michael Baron."

A Summer in Sonoma (2010)
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"For great storytelling and beautifully drawn characters, enter the world of Robyn Carr."

Skating Around the Law (2010)
(Rebecca Robbins, book 1)
Joelle Charbonneau
"Let Joelle Charbonneau skate into your imagination with her sparkling mystery featuring a spirited heroine and a small town populated with lively characters. Joelle is a charmer of a writer."

Born Under a Lucky Moon (2011)
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"Lucky the reader who picks up this funny, charming, and touching debut novel. I loved it."

Some Like Them Rich (2011)
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A Little Night Magic (2012)
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Personal Best (2013)
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A Bollywood Affair (2014)
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Only a Kiss (2015)
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