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Mail-Order Matty

Pushing thirty and never been…well, you know…pediatrics nurse Matty Stewart was forever nurturing other people's offspring. Until a tipsy birthday dare had her winging to the Bahamas– to wed a single dad desperate for a mail-order mum.Imagine, her very own baby and paradise besides! Alas, Matty's new'husband'was sexy Damon Quinn, her long-ago idol, who would probably barely notice her while she reared his infant daughter. Oh, being needed was always nice. But Matty silently ached to experience Damon's desire. Finally she was a fully-fledged mother. But would she ever become a blushing bride?

Издательство: "HarperCollins"

ISBN: 9781474058865

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Emilie Richards

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birthplace = Bethesda, Maryland (USA)
nationality = American
occupation = Novelist
period = 1983 - present
genre = romance
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website = http://www.emilierichards.com

Emilie Richards is an American author of over 50 contemporary romance and mystery novels.

Early years

Emilie Richards was born in Bethesda, Maryland and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. After receiving an undergraduate degree in American studies from Florida State University, Richards earned a master's degree in family development from Virginia Tech. She worked as a therapist in a mental health center, before becoming a parent services coordinator for families enrolled in Head Start and then working in several pastoral counseling centers. Richards is married to her college sweetheart, a Unitarian Universalist minister.cite web|title=Emilie Richards|publisher=Berkley Prime Crime|date=2007|url=http://berkleysignetmysteries.com/author291|accessdate=2007-07-16]

Writing career

Richards began writing in 1983 after the birth of her fourth child. Her son would sit on her lap as she wrote, and Richards titled her first completed work, "Brendan's Song", after him.cite web|last=Clay|first=Sam|title=Emilie Richards - Bookcast- FCPL|publisher=Fairfax County (Virginia) Library|url=http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/bookcast/richards.htm|accessdate=2007-07-16] The book was published in 1985 in the Silhouette Romance category line.cite web|title=Biography|publisher=EmilieRichards.com|url=http://www.emilierichards.com/biography.cfm|accessdate=2007-07-16] She has subsequently written over 40 novels for Silhouette, including six, all set in Australia or New Zealand, written during a four-month sabbatical in Australia.

As a result of years working as a family counselor, her novels "feature complex characterizations and in-depth explorations of social issues."Richards won a Romance Writers of America RITA Award, the highest award given to romance authors, in 1994 for "Dragonslayer".cite web|title=Emilie Richards|date=2007|publisher=Fantastic Fiction|url=http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/r/emilie-richards/|accessdate=2007-07-16] Richards has also been nominated three times for "Romantic Times" Reviewer's Choice Awards and is a recipient of their Career Achievement Award. [cite web|title=Author Profile: Emilie Richards|date=2007|publisher=Romantic Times|url=http://www.romantictimes.com/authors_profile.php?author=368|accessdate=2007-07-16]

Despite the occasional use of overly cliched lines, Richards' writing "effortlessly flows from page to page."cite web|last=Crosby|first=Cindy|title=Review: Endless Chain"|publisher=Bookreporter|date=2005|url=http://www.bookreporter.com/features/beachbag2005/endless_chain.asp|accessdate=2007-07-16] Her characters often sport unusual quirks, such as a penchant for strange sandwich ingredients, which gives the story an added charm.

In 2004, Richards began a new series of single-title novels centered around quilting. These novels were inspired by a volunteer stint with VISTA. While she was an undergraduate, Richards spent a summer living in the Arkansas Ozark Mountains, helping the residents and learning to quilt.

The following year, Richards began writing murder mysteries in addition to romance novels. The novels, in a series called Ministry is Murder, are based partially on her experience as a minister's wife and are written in first-person from the perspective of the heroine, minister's wife "Aggie" Wilcox. Characters in this series are "interesting [and] well-developed] ," although suspense is "minimal." [cite web|last=Scribner|first=Susan|title=Blessed is the Busybody|date=2005|publisher=The Mystery Reader|url=http://www.themysteryreader.com/richards-blessed.html|accessdate=2007-07-16]

Personal life

Richards and her husband, Michael, have three biological sons and a daughter who was adopted from India. [cite web|title=Emilie Richards|publisher=eHarlequin.com|url=http://www.eharlequin.com/author.html?authorid=477|accessdate=2007-07-16] They have lived throughout the United States, including in Florida, Louisiana, California, Arkansas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. As of 2007, they reside in Arlington, Virginia.

She was the first person to be named to the National Advisory Board of ABC Quilts, a non-profit association which teaches people to quilt.


Ministry is Murder Series

* "Blessed Be the Busybody" (2005)
* "Let There Be Suspects" (2006)
* "Beware False Profits" (2007)

Shenandoah Album Series

* "Wedding Ring" (2004)
* "Endless Chain" (2005)
* "Lover's Knot" (2006)
* "Touching Stars" (2007)
* "Sisters Choice" (2008)


* "Brendan's Song" (1985)
* "Gilding the Lily" (1985)
* "The Unmasking" (1985)
* "Sweet Georgia Gal" (1985)
* "Angel and the Saint" (1986)
* "Something So Right" (1986)
* "Sweet Mockingbird's Call" (1986)
* "Sweet Mountain Magic" (1986)
* "Sweet Sea Spirit" (1986)
* "Lady of the Night" (1986)
* "Good Time Man" (1986)
* "Season of Miracles" (1986)
* "Outback Nights" (1987)
* "Sweet Homecoming" (1987)
* "Bayou Midnight" (1987)
* "Aloha Always" (1987)
* "All the Right Reasons" (1988)
* "Classic Encounter" (1988)
* "From Glowing Embers" (1988)
* "Smoke Screen" (1988)
* "Rainbow Fire" (1989)
* "Island Glory" (1989)
* "Fugitive" (1990)
* "Runaway" (1990)
* "The Way Back Home" (1990)
* "All Those Years Ago" (1991)
* "Desert Shadows" (1991)
* "Twilight Shadows" (1991)
* "From a Distance" (1992)
* "One Perfect Rose" (1992)
* "Out of the Ashes" (1992)
* "Dragonslayer" (1993)
* "Somewhere Out There" (1993)
* "The Trouble with Joe" (1994)
* "Iain Ross's Woman" (1995)
* "Duncan's Lady" (1995)
* "MacDougall's Darling" (1995)
* "Once More With Feeling" (1996)
* "Woman Without a Name" (1996)
* "Mail-order Matty" (1996)
* "Iron Lace" (1996)
* "Rising Tides" (1997)
* "Twice upon a Time" (1997)
* "One Moment Past Midnight" (1999)
* "Beautiful Lies" (1999)
* "Whiskey Island" (2000)
* "Fox River" (2001)
* "Prospect Street" (2002)
* "The Parting Glass" (2003)


* "Christmas Classics" (1989) (with Joan Hohl)
* "Birds Bees and Babies" (1990) (with Jennifer Greene, Karen Keast)
* "Mistletoe and Holly / Sweet Sea Spirit" (1991) (with Janet Dailey)
* "Desperate Needs" (1995) (with Fern Michaels and Sherryl Woods)
* "Outlaws and Lovers" (1996) (with Naomi Horton, Kathleen Korbel)
* "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Delivery Room" (1997) (with Kathleen Eagle, Kasey Michaels)
* "A Mother's Gift" (1998) (with Kathleen Eagle, Joan Elliott Pickart)
* "Southern Gentlemen" (1998) (with Jennifer Blake)
* "A Mother's Day" (2002) (with Elizabeth Bevarly, Marie Ferrarella)
* "Maybe This Time" (2003) (with Fern Michaels and Sherryl Woods)
* "To the One I Love" (2003) (with Allison Leigh, Peggy Moreland)
* "More Than Words" (2004) (with Susan Mallery, Carla Neggers, Brenda Novak, Diana Palmer)
* "Mother's Love" (2004) (with Elizabeth Bevarly, Marie Ferrarella)
* "Nobody's Child / Older Woman / Royal MacAllister" (2004) (with Joan Elliott Pickart, Cheryl Reavis)
* "Love Undercover" (2004) (with Merline Lovelace)
* "A Mother's Touch: Way Home / Stranger's Son / Paternity Test" (2005) (with Linda Howard and Sherryl Woods)
* "Lady of the Night / Island Glory" (2005)
* "From This Day Forward" (2005) (with Marie Ferrarella)

See also

* List of romantic novelists


External links

* [http://www.emilierichards.com/ Official website]

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