Catherine Anderson

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Adeline Catherine was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA. She always yearned to be a writer like her mother. The morning that one of her professors asked if she could use samples of Catherine’s creative writing on an overhead projector to teach was a dream come true. In 1988, she sold her first book to Harlequin Intrigue and went on to write three more before she tried her hand at a single-title historical romance. Nine books later, she did her first single-title contemporary.

Catherine married Sidney D. Anderson, an industrial electrician and entrepreneur. They had two sons, Sidney D. Jr. an
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Catherine Anderson I taught preschool at a day care center, and one day a little girl named Tina was placed in my care. Tina was deaf, and through her I experienced what…moreI taught preschool at a day care center, and one day a little girl named Tina was placed in my care. Tina was deaf, and through her I experienced what it might be like to be trapped in a world of silence. I fell wildly in love with this child. One day Tina's mother told me that she was thinking about putting Tina up for adoption, not because she didn't love Tina, but because she feared that she would be financially unable to get Tina the special education that she would need to live a normal and productive life. That night I approached my husband Sid about our adopting this precious little girl. Sid came to my classroom to meet Tina, and she immediately stole his heart. In the end, Tina's mother opted to keep Tina. I was sad, but also very glad. There was a striking family resemblance between Tina, her mother, and her grandmother. It would have been such a shame for Tina to grow up without knowing her actual relatives.

It is difficult to put my feelings for Tina into words. One morning I found her on the floor with a toy truck. As she pushed it back and forth, she pressed her face against it and made moaning, guttural sounds. I sat beside her and discovered that the truck vibrated when it moved. For perhaps the first time, Tina was "hearing" something. I was fascinated and overjoyed for her.

When Tina left my classroom, she took a part of my heart with her, and I vowed to myself that if I ever became a published writer, I would write a book about a deaf girl. There was so little public understanding of deafness at the time, and I hoped my novel would give readers a glimpse of how it might feel to live in silence.

Right around the time that Annie's Song was released, a new Miss America was crowned, and she was deaf. A film was also released about a deaf woman. I like to think it was a year that changed our world, making it a better place for the hearing impaired.(less)
Catherine Anderson I have contracts for several more novels in the Mystic Creek series, but that doesn't mean I have given up writing historicals by any means. I still…moreI have contracts for several more novels in the Mystic Creek series, but that doesn't mean I have given up writing historicals by any means. I still have Esa Paxton's story to share, and I am giving serious consideration to writing another book in the Comanche series. More historicals will definitely be coming!(less)
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Well, how can I describe my summer thus far?  We put the farm on the market, and it sold.  We put Cinnamon Ridge on the market, and it also sold.  I was in the middle of finishing Mulberry Moon.  The buyer for the ridge was supposedly going to pay cash and pushing for an early closing and possession date.  The ridge has collected stuff behind my back over the fifteen years that we’ve lived here...

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I loved the House on Olive Street. The characters leaped off the page and straight into my heart. Sable is particularly fascinating. Hiding a dark secret in her past and having been accused of a terrible crime she didn't commit, she is particularly s ...more
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This was a delightful read. Katie is a strong and likable woman--a good mother, a widow who overcame not only sadness but also being relocated away from her only family. Dylan leaps off the page, a realistic, well-drawn character. Kudos to Ms. Carr. ...more
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“Sammantha: Tucker?
Tucker: Does some other man call at this hour just to hear your voice? If so, give me his name, and I'll kill him.”
Catherine Anderson, Sun Kissed

“And if you ever - and I do mean ever - try to leave me, I’m goin’ with you.”
Catherine Anderson, Cherish

“Falling in love doesn't always lead to heartbreak, honey. With the right man, it can be a one-way ticket to paradise.”
Catherine Anderson, Phantom Waltz

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Laird of the Wind by Susan King
Laird of the Wind, by Susan King
In medieval Scotland, the warrior known as Border Hawk seizes the castle belonging to the father of the beautiful Isabel Scott, famous throughout the Lowlands for her gift of prophecy. During the battle, Isabel is injured while fighting alongside her men, and placed under Border Hawk's protection. As the border wars rage on, the warrior and prophetess engage in a more intimate conflict, discovering that their love for the Scottish borderlands is surpassed only by their love for each other.
 
  8 votes, 36.4%

Only By Your Touch by Catherine Anderson
Only By Your Touch, by Catherine Anderson
Determined to give her son, Jeremy, the childhood he deserves, Chloe Evans has left a tough past behind and is starting fresh in the charming resort town of Jack Pine, Oregon. But protecting Jeremy becomes a dicey proposition when he seeks out the most dangerous man in town, Ben Longtree, to heal his sick puppy. Chloe has been warned to stay away from Ben. But there's something about him, at once gentle and untamed, that intrigues her....

Long ago, Ben accepted his role as the town outcast. Rumored to have once killed a man, he lives in splendid isolation with his forgetful mother, secretly employing his skills as a veterinarian to heal the wounded wild animals that mysteriously come to him. Now Chloe's sunny warmth and brave tenacity arouse desire he has long deified. And although Ben is notorious for his healing touch, it is Chloe's hands ... and heart ... that have the ,.power to save his battered soul.
 
  5 votes, 22.7%

The 25th Hour by Jaye Garland
The 25th Hour, by Jaye Garland
The impossible can be quite simple, actually. Just imagine….
With one stroke of her architect’s eraser, an heiress is chased through time by her father’s murderer and lands in the arms of a 19th century Wyoming rancher. The enduring lovers must find the killer before another life is taken—and the rift in time closes, separating them, forever.
 
  3 votes, 13.6%

To Conquer a Highlander (Highlander, #1) by Mary Wine
To Conquer a Highlander, by Mary Wine
A fierce Highland laird ready to kill for king and country...

When Torin McLeren discovers his neighbor's plot against his king, he takes their daughter as his prisoner, thereby stopping her father's plot from going forward. But that leaves him with a woman under his roof whom he can't ignore, and not just because she's his enemy's daughter...

A woman who's as much trouble as she is temptation...

Shannon McBoyd decides to use her captor to experience passion for the first time, and then to destroy him. But her plan goes awry because once she has lured Torin into her bed, she no longer wants to hurt the one man who seems to value and understand her...

Even if her father will kill him-and her-when he discovers what they've done...
 
  3 votes, 13.6%

The Champion by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Champion, by Elizabeth Chadwick
Alexander de Montroi, a knight skilled in love and war, joins his brother Hervi in Normandy. He soon has a passionate night with Monday, a young girl in Hervi's guardianship, that leaves her pregnant and betrayed. By chance the two meet years later and must face the wrath of unexpected adversaries.
 
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Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz
Courting Morrow Little, by Laura Frantz
Morrow Little is haunted by the memory of the day her family was torn apart by raiding Shawnee warriors. Now that she is nearly a grown woman and her father is ailing, she must make difficult choices about the future. Several men--ranging from the undesired to the unthinkable--vie for her attentions, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to a forbidden love that both terrifies and intrigues her. Can she betray the memory of her lost loved ones--and garner suspicion from her friends--by pursuing a life with him? Or should she seal her own misery by marrying a man she doesn't love?
This sweeping tale of romance and forgiveness will envelop readers as it takes them from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness to the west in search of true love.
 
  1 vote, 4.5%

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