Carla    Kelly

Carla Kelly

Author profile

in The United States
January 01, 1947




About this author

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

Although Carla Kelly is well known among her readers as a writer of Regency romance, her main interest (and first writing success) is Western American fiction—more specifically, writing about America's Indian Wars. Although she had sold some of her work before, it was not until Carla began work in the National Park Service as a ranger/historian at Fort Laramie National Historic Site did she get serious about her writing career. (Or as she would be the first to admit, as serious as it gets.)

Carla wrote a series of what she now refers to as the "Fort Laramie stories," which are tales of the men, women and children of the Indian Wars era in Western history.

Carla Kelly isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.
I've found something else fascinating about Idaho Falls, where we have lived since April 30 of this year: the paper has great obituaries. What I mean is that the people who write obituaries for their loved ones are really on to something.

I don't always read obits, but I'm never disappointed when I do. What good obituaries do is melt down into a single nugget those things in life that were most... Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
1 like · like  • 
Published on September 25, 2014 08:12 • 39 views
Average rating: 3.88 · 18,034 ratings · 2,865 reviews · 42 distinct works · Similar authors
Borrowed Light (Borrowed Li...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,413 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Reforming Lord Ragsdale
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,495 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,397 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
My Loving Vigil Keeping
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 852 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Admiral's Penniless Bride
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,016 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Miss Grimsley's Oxford Career
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 947 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Marrying The Captain (Chann...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 783 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Marian's Christmas Wish
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 734 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Enduring Light (Borrowed Li...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 665 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Marrying The Royal Marine (...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 594 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Carla Kelly…
Borrowed Light Enduring Light
Borrowed Light (2 books)
3.994706448508181 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,078 ratings

Marrying The Captain The Surgeon's Lady Marrying The Royal Marine
Channel Fleet (3 books)
3.8878406708595388 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,908 ratings

Libby's London Merchant One Good Turn
Benedict Nesbitt (2 books)
3.85414235705951 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 857 ratings

The Double Cross Marco and the Devil's Bargain
Spanish Brand (2 books)
3.9130434782608696 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 115 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Oh, well, she decided as her eyes began to close, it is better to love foolishly than to hate bitterly. I hope I am wiser than I was and more kind.”
Carla Kelly, Reforming Lord Ragsdale

“A quote about Carla Kelly - We used to have a family saying around the dinner table. For expediency in feeding our large number of children we would sometimes forego the use of a serving dish and just put one pot or another on the table. The expression was, "It's okay - Carla Kelly isn't here today." Dinner at the Kellys, and Carla's insistence on proper dining decorum was always a bright spot in our occasional family visits. - Gene McAvoy 7-22-10”
Carla Kelly

“Oh, dear, she thought, this is probably more democracy than an Englishman can stand.”
Carla Kelly, Reforming Lord Ragsdale
tags: humor

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Challenge: 50 Books: Alycia's books 2009 229 578 Dec 28, 2009 12:41PM  
Romance Readers R...: 2010 September Monthly Challenge: Participants' List Thread 641 449 Nov 02, 2010 06:28AM  
Romance Readers R...: Read-the-Season Challenge (AUTUMN) 674 334 Jan 10, 2011 11:58AM  
Romance Readers R...: RRRC's 1st Reading Tournament:Participants' Official Thread 234 710 Jan 30, 2011 01:09PM  

Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Carla to Goodreads.