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Carla Cassidy

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Carla Cassidy was born in Kansas. She is a popular American writer of over 80 romance novels since 1988. She also penned a fantasy novel as Carla Cook. Carla Cassidy grew up in a very small town in Kansas, where her father was an educator to children. She has been a professional cheerleader, an näytä lisää actress, and a singer-dancer in a show band before settling into her true love of writing. She has won numerous awards for her writing. In 1995 she won Best Silhouette Romance from Romantic Times Magazine for Anything for Danny. In 1998 she also won a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine for Best Innovative Series. She was also nominated for Best Silhouette Romance for Pregnant with His Child. Carla Cassidy is known for her First Kiss Series and The Sweet Dreams Series. Her titles include: 5 Minutes to Marriage, An Officer and a Princess, A Father's Love and Dead Certain. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Carla Bracale, Carla Cassidy, Carla Cassidy

Sisältää myös: Carla Cook (2)


(eng) Carla Bracale Cassidy also writes as Carla Bracale, Carla Cassidy and Carla Cook.


Tekijän teokset

Cowboy with a Cause (2012) 105 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Are You Afraid? (2006) 62 kappaletta
Paint It Red (2007) 62 kappaletta
Without a Sound (2006) 57 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Every Move You Make (2008) 53 kappaletta
Broken Pieces (2008) 50 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Secrets of a Pregnant Princess (1944) 45 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Hot Pursuit (2005) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Princess's White Knight (2000) 40 kappaletta
Just Joe (2013) — Tekijä — 38 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Perfect Family (2005) 38 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
More Than Meets the Eye (2002) 38 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Silent Screams (1994) 37 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Last Gasp (2009) 36 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Swamp Secrets (1993) 34 kappaletta
Heart of the Beast (1993) 34 kappaletta
Born of Passion (2001) 32 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Pawn (2006) 31 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Confessing to the Cowboy (2013) 31 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Midnight Wishes (1997) 30 kappaletta
Dead Certain (2003) 30 kappaletta
Deceived (2005) 30 kappaletta
Pregnesia (2009) — Tekijä — 30 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Pregnant in Prosperino (2002) 29 kappaletta
The Cowboy's Secret Twins (2009) 29 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Promise Him Anything (2004) 29 kappaletta
Her Cowboy Distraction (2012) 28 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Strangers When We Married (1617) 27 kappaletta
Get Blondie (2004) 27 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
An Officer and a Princess (2001) 27 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Promised to a Sheik (2002) 26 kappaletta
Snowbound With the Bodyguard (2008) 25 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Profile Durango (2009) 25 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Rancher Bodyguard (2009) 25 kappaletta
Wanted: Bodyguard (2010) 24 kappaletta
Safety in Numbers (2007) 24 kappaletta
Trace Evidence (2003) 24 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Defending the Rancher's Daughter (2005) 24 kappaletta
Out of Exile (2002) 24 kappaletta
Last Seen... (2003) 24 kappaletta
Mystery Child (1996) 23 kappaletta
Interrogating the Bride (2009) 23 kappaletta
Patchwork Family (1991) 23 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Hero of Her Own (2009) 23 kappaletta
The Cowboy's Claim (2012) 23 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Scene of the Crime: Deadman's Bluff (2013) 23 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Scene of the Crime: Bachelor Moon (2011) 23 kappaletta
Scene of the Crime: Widow Creek (2011) 22 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Tool Belt Defender (2012) 22 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Magician (2002) 22 kappaletta
To Wed and Protect (2002) 22 kappaletta
Hell on Heels (2006) 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Up Close and Personal (2009) 21 kappaletta
Fair-Weather Love (1992) 21 kappaletta
Scene of the Crime: Mystic Lake (2012) 21 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Tough Justice: Exposed (Part 1 of 8) (2016) 21 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Once Forbidden... (2001) 21 kappaletta
Heiress Recon (2009) — Tekijä — 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Special Agent's Surrender (2011) 20 kappaletta
His New Nanny (1900) 20 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Passion in the First Degree (1996) 20 kappaletta
Natural-Born Protector (2008) 20 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cowboy's Triplet Trouble (2011) 20 kappaletta
Sunset Promises (1997) 20 kappaletta
Manhunt (2004) 19 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
By Order of the Prince (2011) — Tekijä — 19 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Reluctant Wife (1998) 19 kappaletta
Reluctant Dad (1998) 18 kappaletta
The Colton Bride (2013) 18 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
With the Material Witness in the Safehouse (2008) — Tekijä — 18 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Sheriff's Secretary (2008) 17 kappaletta
Her Counterfeit Husband (1998) 17 kappaletta
Enigma (2010) 17 kappaletta
Cowboy Deputy (2011) 17 kappaletta
A Profiler's Case for Seduction (2013) 16 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Scene of the Crime: Who Killed Shelly Sinclair? (2016) 16 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Man on a Mission (2001) 16 kappaletta
Colton Cowboy Hideout (2016) 15 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Lawman's Nanny Op (2010) 15 kappaletta
His Case, Her Baby (2010) 15 kappaletta
The Bodyguard's Promise (2006) 15 kappaletta
48 Hour Lockdown (2020) 15 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Bodyguard's Return (2007) 15 kappaletta
Lethal Lawman (2014) 14 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Scene of the Crime: Black Creek (2012) 14 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Lone Wolf Standing (2014) 14 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Cowboy of Interest (2015) 14 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Scene of the Crime: Baton Rouge (2014) 14 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Scene of the Crime: The Deputy's Proof (2015) 14 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Deputy Daddy (1996) 14 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Protecting The Princess (2005) 13 kappaletta
Cowboy at Arms (2016) 13 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Killer Cowboy (2017) 13 kappaletta
The Colton Bodyguard (2015) 13 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
What If I'm Pregnant...? (2003) 12 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Real Cowboy (2015) 12 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Cowboy Under Fire (2016) 12 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Down with Love! (1991) 12 kappaletta
Rules of Engagement (2004) 12 kappaletta
Scene of the Crime: Return to Bachelor Moon (2013) 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Desperate Intentions (2019) 11 kappaletta
If the Stick Turns Pink... (2003) 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Stalker in the Shadows (2021) 11 kappaletta
Scene of the Crime: Killer Cove (2015) 11 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
5 Minutes to Marriage (2009) 11 kappaletta
Under The Boardwalk (1994) 11 kappaletta
Scene of the Crime: Means and Motive (2016) 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Gift From the Past (2003) 10 kappaletta
Desperate Strangers (2018) 10 kappaletta
Colton's Secret Son (2017) 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
My Dream Guy (1989) 10 kappaletta
Her Colton Lawman (2014) 10 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Guardian Cowboy (2018) 10 kappaletta
Fugitive Father (1994) 10 kappaletta
A Fleeting Moment (1993) 10 kappaletta
Sunrise Vows (1997) 10 kappaletta
Anything for Danny (1994) 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Rancher Under Cover (2011) 10 kappaletta
Code Name: Cowboy (1998) 10 kappaletta
Behind Closed Doors (1997) 10 kappaletta
Waiting for the Wedding (2000) 9 kappaletta
Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (2013) 9 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Their Only Child (1997) 8 kappaletta
Her Secret, His Duty (2014) 8 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Desperate Measures (2019) 8 kappaletta
Dream Date (1989) 8 kappaletta
Mom in the Making (1996) 7 kappaletta
Deadly Days of Christmas (2021) 7 kappaletta
Stalked in the Night (2020) 7 kappaletta
Puppy Love (1990) 7 kappaletta
Imminent Danger (2000) 7 kappaletta
One of the Good Guys (1993) 7 kappaletta
Just One Kiss (2001) 7 kappaletta
Sheltered by the Cowboy (2017) 6 kappaletta
Tough Justice Series Parts 1-8 (2016) 6 kappaletta
Lost in His Arms (2001) 6 kappaletta
Colton 911: Target in Jeopardy (2019) 6 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Closing in on the Cowboy (2022) 6 kappaletta
In a Heartbeat (2000) 6 kappaletta
Falling For You (1988) 6 kappaletta
Gunsmoke in the Grassland (2022) 6 kappaletta
Operation Cowboy Daddy (2016) 6 kappaletta
Revenge on the Ranch (2022) 5 kappaletta
An Impromptu Proposal (1996) 5 kappaletta
Rodeo Dad (1999) 5 kappaletta
Daddy on the Run (1996) 5 kappaletta
Pixie Dust (1993) 5 kappaletta
Athena Force: Books 7-12 (2006) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Cowboy Defender (2019) 5 kappaletta
The Last Cowboy Standing (2021) 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Mercenary's Perfect Mission (2012) 5 kappaletta
Operation: Rescue (K-9 Unit) (2020) 4 kappaletta
The Littlest Matchmaker (1993) 4 kappaletta
Pop Goes the Question (1997) 4 kappaletta
Colton 911: Guardian in the Storm (2021) 4 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Pregnant with His Child... (1997) 4 kappaletta
Try To Remember (1994) 4 kappaletta
Marriage Scheme (1994) 4 kappaletta
The Cowboy's Targeted Bride (2020) 4 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Tough Justice: Countdown (Part 1 of 8) (2017) 4 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cowboy's Vow to Protect (2020) 3 kappaletta
Golden Girl (1993) 3 kappaletta
The Prince's Proposal (2007) 3 kappaletta
Will You Give My Mommy a Baby? (1998) 3 kappaletta
Guarding a Forbidden Love (2023) 3 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cowboy Deputy [and] The Rescue Pilot (2012) — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Whatever Alex Wants... (1992) 3 kappaletta
Special Agent's Surrender [and] Tool Belt Defender (2012) — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Harlequin Romantic Suspense June 2015 Box Set (4-in-1) (2015) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Her Bodyguard [and] Pregnesia (2011) 2 kappaletta
The Rancher Bodyguard [and] Kincaid's Dangerous Game (2010) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Level Five (2014) 2 kappaletta
Catch of the Day 2 kappaletta
Homespun Hearts (1992) 2 kappaletta
Shadow Protector [and] His Case Her Baby (2011) — Tekijä — 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
Something New (1993) 1 kappale
Secrets in Four Corners [and] Profile Durango (2010) — Avustaja — 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
Killer Body [and] Interrogating the Bride (2011) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
The Bodyguard's Return [and] Intimate Enemy (2009) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Getting It Right: Jessica (1994) 1 kappale
Their Only Child [and] The New Deputy in Town (2008) 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
Snowbound With the Bodyguard [and] Lady Killer (2010) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Natural-Born Protector [and] Mercenary's Honour (2008) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Manhunt [and] Joint Forces (2004) 1 kappale
First Noelle 1 kappale
Milenci z pobřeží (1995) 1 kappale
Vaid hetk 1 kappale
His Secret Baby [3-in-1] (2015) 1 kappale
Tough Justice: Hunted (Part 8 of 8) (2016) 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

Silhouette Shadows '93 [Anthology 3-in-1] (1993) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
An Officer and a Princess — Original Text — 1 kappale
Harlequin Comics Best Selection, Vol. 007 — Original Text — 1 kappale
Lost in His Arms [Manga] (2019) — Original Text — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Bracale Cassidy, Carla
Muut nimet
Bracale, Carla
Cassidy, Carla
Cook, Carla
20th Century
Kansas, USA
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Carla Bracale grew up in a very small town in Kansas, USA. She was a Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader and local theater actress before she packed her bags and moved to New York City with dreams of becoming a dancer and actress. She got a job performing as a singer/dancer with a show band that traveled the East coast. During her touring, she met Frank Cassidy, her husband to be. After settling down into married life and starting a family, she remembered her childhood love of writing. She has always enjoyed reading, and she believes the only thing better than reading a good book is creating a good story.

Her first book, a young adult romance, was sold in 1988 under her maiden name. Her first adult romance was sold three years later under her married name. She wrote as Carla Cook. She is an award-winning author who has written more than 80 books. In 1995 she won Best Silhouette Romance of 1995 from Romantic Times Magazine for Anything for Danny. In 1998 she also won a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine for Best Innovative Series, and her 1998 release, Pregnant With His Child, was both a nominee for Best Silhouette Romance from Romantic Times Magazine and a RITA nominee in the Best Traditional category.

Carla lives in the US Midwest with her husband, their daugther and their dogs, Sabra and Spooky. She loves to order items she'll never use from catalogs and believes all exercise should be banned.
Carla Bracale Cassidy also writes as Carla Bracale, Carla Cassidy and Carla Cook.



Good older woman/younger man story. The story opens on Harper's forty-fifth birthday. Her friends have canceled on her, so she's celebrating on her own and feeling rather sorry for herself. Her husband divorced her for a younger woman, which has done a number on her self-esteem. In mid-wallow, Sam arrives to put in his bid to do the renovations on her bakery. He has a piece of cake with her and sings Happy Birthday before going on his way.

I liked the development of the relationship between Harper and Sam. There were sparks between them from the start. But Harper can't believe that a man as young and handsome as Sam is interested in an "old lady" like her and laughs off his advances. Sam is tenacious and doesn't give up. It's sweet to see how he flirts with her and pays attention to her. He's not sure why he's so drawn to her, but he won't let a little thing like age stop him. When she finally agrees to a date, she plans for it to be a one-and-done, but she enjoys his company.

When another victim of the Scarecrow Killer is found behind Harper's bakery, Sam's protective instincts are aroused. After she also receives threats, Sam is there to act as her bodyguard. I enjoyed the depth of their connection and seeing them get to know each other as Sam pictures a life together. When the sparks lead to more, it looks like Sam might get his wish. But outside interference plays on Harper's insecurities, and she pulls away from Sam. I wanted to shake her for listening to the naysayers instead of her heart. I ached for Sam, who was devastated by her withdrawal. It takes a near-death experience for Harper to wake up and realize that life is too short not to seize love when she finds it.

The suspense was good. We get a brief look at the Scarecrow Killer and his plans and motivation after his latest victim was found behind the bakery. Continuing efforts to find and stop him have been unsuccessful, and we see the sheriff's frustration. Meanwhile, someone doesn't like that Harper is seeing a younger man. First, she has a disturbing doll and a note on her door; later, someone attacks her at her home. Harper's fear is tangible, as are Sam's guilty feelings for being the reason for the attacks. There is a feeling of impending trouble as the reader waits to see what happens next. The ending is intense as the attacker makes his move. I was glued to the pages until it was all over. The resolution was a little anticlimactic but still satisfying. Hopefully, the next book will resolve the issue of the Scarecrow Killer.

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scoutmomskf | Jan 26, 2023 |
Good book. Widower Lucas needs a live-in housekeeper/nanny. His former mother-in-law has been filling in since his wife's death, but it is becoming too much for her. He's surprised when local grocery store clerk Mary comes to him to apply, but something about her seems just right for the job. It isn't long before she is an integral part of their household. His daughter Annabelle loves her, and Lucas feels the light she brings to a home buried in grief for a long time. But unexplained attacks on Mary make him wonder what danger has come to his house and why the thought of something happening to her fills him with fear.

The development of the relationship between Lucas and Mary felt a bit uneven. Lucas has been mired in grief over Diana's death for two and a half years. He feels he has had the love of his life and has no interest in marrying again, despite the best efforts of the single women in town. So, he's shocked when he's attracted to Mary. As the weeks go on, he looks forward to going home, having adult conversations, and spending time with her. Aghast at his growing feelings, he constantly reminds himself of his devotion to his wife's memory, aided by his mother-in-law's constant comments about their love.

On the other hand, Mary crushes on Lucas from the get-go. He's kind and handsome and treats her well. Mary is on her own after her cold parents kicked her out when she turned eighteen. The feeling of family she gets from taking care of Lucas and Annabelle is a balm to her heart. It doesn't take long for her crush to grow into love, even though she knows he has no interest in a relationship. When their attraction gets out of hand, Mary dreams of more, while Lucas panics and pulls away. I wanted to shake him for being an idiot, and I was proud of Mary for standing up for her needs. I liked the ending, and the scene in the diner was sweet.

The suspense of the story was good. Mary settles in quickly, happy to have found such a great job. She's still dealing with creepy emails from an online dating attempt that went wrong but hopes those will end soon. One day when she and Lucas take Annabelle for a walk along the edges of the cornfields, they come across a horrifying sight. A young woman has been killed and set up as a scarecrow in one of Lucas's fields. Not long after, Mary receives a note telling her to leave Lucas's house or suffer the consequences. Are the two linked, and if so, who would do such a thing?

The tension ramps up when someone rams her car, sending her car flipping off the road. Who wants Mary dead? Is it her cyberstalker or one of the single women who resent Mary's place in Lucas's life? When Mary goes missing, Lucas fears the worst. By this time, I was pretty sure I knew who the culprit was, and I was on the edge of my seat waiting for Lucas and the sheriff to figure it out. The final confrontation was intense and successfully concluded. But one thread was left hanging with a teaser leading into the next book.
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scoutmomskf | Jan 25, 2023 |
Heartwarming short story about a woman who has closed herself off to love and the man who shows her what she's missing. Stacy had a difficult childhood that motivated her to found a charity devoted to feeding the hungry. Later she experienced a heartbreak that had her giving all of her attention to her charity. Now she is struggling to keep the charity afloat during tough economic times. Her best option is winning a local dance competition, though she isn't confident of success. Adding to her stress is Joe, a new volunteer.

Joe is a successful businessman whose recent loss has him determined to find balance in his life. The premise of Stacy's charity appeals to him, and he settles into a regular volunteering schedule.

Stacy and Joe get off to a rough start. Stacy has seen more than her share of wealthy volunteers who stick around for a few days and are never seen again. She believes Joe is another one like that and isn't particularly welcoming to him. Meanwhile, Joe is immediately smitten by Stacy, whose beauty and dedication speak to him. His requests for dates get shot down until he gets creative in his attempts to spend time with her. I loved that first picnic breakfast he surprised her with. She slowly lets Joe get a little closer to her, but her trust issues run deep, and she fights her growing feelings for him.

I loved Joe's patience and persistence. Stacy brought a light to his life that had been missing for a long time. He works hard to show her how good they are together, but she is a hard nut to crack. Then a misunderstanding resurrects Stacy's trust issues, and she shuts him out again. I ached for both of them as Joe is understandably hurt by her accusations and Stacy feels betrayed. As Stacy realizes what she's been missing out on and what Joe means to her, she takes a hard look at her life and attitude. I loved the ending and seeing Stacy finally risk everything for love.

The dance contest segments were interesting. I loved seeing Stacy's progress from struggling with the dance and her confidence to feeling like victory was possible. The dance contest itself was terrific, with an unexpected twist at the end.

I liked Stacy's charity and enjoyed seeing the people that it helped. I also enjoyed reading about the fantastic group that inspired this story.
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scoutmomskf | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 4, 2023 |
Nicely done romantic suspense. The plot made sense and moved right along. The author kept me guessing about the bad guy. I did guess but mostly because I picked one of the suspects and just stuck with him. A nice balance of romance and suspense. I liked the strong heroine and the nice guy hero.
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