Imatge de l'autor

Marie Ferrarella

Autor/a de Caitlin's Guardian Angel

445+ obres 5,319 Membres 175 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Maria Ferrarella was born in West Germany, and arrived in the U.S. at the age of four. She earned her Masters in Shakespearean Comedy from Queens College in N.Y Ferrarella's first romance was bought by Second Chance At Love November of 1981. She has been published by Silhouette, Harlequin, Zebra, mostra'n més Harper, Bantam and Berkeley. She has received several Rita nominations from the Romance Writers of America Association over the years, with one win for Father Goose, in the Traditional Romance Category. She has also been nominated several times in various categories by Romantic Times Magazine. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Marie Ferrarella

Caitlin's Guardian Angel (1995) 99 exemplars
Dad by Choice (2000) 79 exemplars
Cavanaugh's Woman (2004) 41 exemplars
Forgotten Honeymoon (1997) 40 exemplars
Crime and Passion (2003) 40 exemplars
Racing Against Time (2003) 39 exemplars
The Strong Silent Type (2004) 39 exemplars
Immovable Objects (2004) 37 exemplars
Alone in the Dark (2004) 37 exemplars
Dangerous Games (2004) 36 exemplars
Mother for Hire (Close to Home) (1986) 36 exemplars
Plain Jane and the Playboy (2008) 35 exemplars
A Baby Changes Everything (2005) 35 exemplars
Cavanaugh Heat (2008) 34 exemplars
In Broad Daylight (2004) 34 exemplars
Expecting... in Texas (1999) 33 exemplars
Internal Affair (Cavanaugh Justice Series) (2003) — Autor — 33 exemplars
Texas Rose (2002) 32 exemplars
The Setup (Hotel Marchand) (2006) 32 exemplars
Dangerous Disguise (2005) 31 exemplars
Mistletoe and Miracles (2008) 29 exemplars
Choices (A Woman's Life) (1993) 29 exemplars
Father Goose (1992) 29 exemplars
Lily and the Lawman (2002) 29 exemplars
The Woman Who Wasn't There (2006) 29 exemplars
Cavanaugh Watch (2006) 29 exemplars
The Bride with No Name (2008) 28 exemplars
Protecting His Witness (2008) 28 exemplars
The Doctor's Forever Family (2011) 28 exemplars
Once a Father (2002) 28 exemplars
The Inheritance (2001) 27 exemplars
Ramona and the Renegade (2011) 27 exemplars
Military Man (2006) 27 exemplars
Mother in Training (2006) 26 exemplars
Diamond in the Rough (2008) 26 exemplars
Husbands and Other Strangers (2006) 26 exemplars
A Dad at Last (2000) 26 exemplars
The Baby Mission (2003) 25 exemplars
Baby Talk (1999) 24 exemplars
A Doctor's Secret (2008) 24 exemplars
This Heart for Hire (1999) 24 exemplars
Mac's Bedside Manner (2002) 24 exemplars
Cavanaugh Judgment (2010) 24 exemplars
Falling for the M.D. (2008) 24 exemplars
The Measure of a Man (2005) 24 exemplars
The Baby Wore a Badge (2011) 24 exemplars
She's Having a Baby (2005) 24 exemplars
Fortune's Just Desserts (2011) 23 exemplars
A Billionaire and a Baby (2003) 23 exemplars
The Cavanaugh Code (2009) 22 exemplars
Travis's Appeal (2009) 22 exemplars
Colton's Secret Service (2008) 22 exemplars
A Match for the Doctor (2011) 22 exemplars
Her Special Charm (2005) 22 exemplars
In the Family Way (1998) 22 exemplars
In Graywolf's Hands (2002) 22 exemplars
Husband: Some Assembly Required (1994) 22 exemplars
A Widow's Guilty Secret (2012) 21 exemplars
The 39-Year-Old Virgin (2009) 21 exemplars
Cavanaugh Reunion (2010) 21 exemplars
The Agent's Secret Baby (2009) 21 exemplars
Doctoring the Single Dad (2010) 21 exemplars
Because a Husband is Forever (2005) 21 exemplars
The Amnesiac Bride (1997) 21 exemplars
Her Good Fortune (2005) 21 exemplars
M.D. Most Wanted (2002) 21 exemplars
Mr. Hall Takes a Bride (1900) 21 exemplars
A Bachelor and a Baby (2003) 21 exemplars
World's Greatest Dad (1992) 20 exemplars
Diamonds and Deceptions (2004) 20 exemplars
My Spy (2007) 20 exemplars
Heart of a Hero (2001) 20 exemplars
Christmas Bride (1996) 20 exemplars
Moonlight Rebel (1992) 20 exemplars
Finding Happily-Ever-After (2010) 20 exemplars
A Lawman for Christmas (2009) 20 exemplars
The Heart of a Ruler (2006) 20 exemplars
The Bride Wore Blue Jeans (2003) 20 exemplars
Husband: Optional (1996) 19 exemplars
And Babies Make Four (2003) 19 exemplars
Capturing the Millionaire (2007) 19 exemplars
Finding Home (2006) 19 exemplars
A Baby? Maybe (By Request 3-in-1) (1996) — Autor — 19 exemplars
Becoming a Cavanaugh (2009) 19 exemplars
Hero for Hire (2000) 19 exemplars
Romancing the Teacher (2007) 19 exemplars
Loving the Right Brother (2009) 19 exemplars
An Abundance of Babies (2001) 18 exemplars
The Once and Future Father (2000) 18 exemplars
Colton Copycat Killer (2016) 18 exemplars
In Bed With the Badge (2010) 18 exemplars
Wife in the Mail (1998) 18 exemplars
Father Most Wanted (2000) 18 exemplars
What the Single Dad Wants... (2011) 18 exemplars
The Baby Came C.O.D. (1997) 18 exemplars
A Hero in Her Eyes (2001) 17 exemplars
Searching for Cate (2005) 17 exemplars
Callaghan's Way (1994) 17 exemplars
Detective Dad (1998) 17 exemplars
Crazy for You (3-in-1) (1999) 17 exemplars
A Husband Waiting to Happen (1998) 17 exemplars
Cavanaugh Pride (2009) 17 exemplars
The M.D. Meets His Match (2001) 16 exemplars
The 7lb., 2oz. Valentine (1996) 16 exemplars
The M.D.'s Surprise Family (2004) 16 exemplars
Rough Around the Edges (2001) 16 exemplars
Fortune's Valentine Bride (2012) 15 exemplars
Montana Sheriff (2011) 15 exemplars
Baby in the Middle (1994) 15 exemplars
Happy New Year—Baby! (1995) 15 exemplars
Fiona and the Sexy Stranger (1998) 15 exemplars
Traci on the Spot (1997) 15 exemplars
Let's Get Mommy Married (1996) 15 exemplars
Starting from Scratch (2005) 15 exemplars
Nine Months and Counting (2-in-1) (2000) — Autor — 14 exemplars
Cowboys are for Loving (1998) 14 exemplars
It Happened One Night (1990) 14 exemplars
Colton by Marriage (2010) 14 exemplars
A Match for Morgan (1999) 14 exemplars
Hero in the Nick of Time (1999) 14 exemplars
A Cavanaugh Christmas (2011) 14 exemplars
Once Upon a Matchmaker (2012) 14 exemplars
The Bachelor (2004) 14 exemplars
Innkeeper's Daughter (2013) 14 exemplars
In His Protective Custody (2011) 13 exemplars
Unwrapping the Playboy (2010) 13 exemplars
Brooding Angel (1995) 13 exemplars
Five-Alarm Affair (1988) 13 exemplars
Christmastime Courtship (2017) 13 exemplars
Carrying His Secret (2015) 13 exemplars
A Hero for All Seasons (1999) 13 exemplars
The Man Who Would Be Daddy (1996) 13 exemplars
Desperately Seeking Twin ... (1997) 12 exemplars
Lassoing the Deputy (2012) 12 exemplars
Cavanaugh's Bodyguard (2012) 12 exemplars
The Last First Kiss (2012) 12 exemplars
Ten Years Later... (2013) 12 exemplars
Cavanaugh on Duty (2013) 12 exemplars
Blessing in Disguise (1991) 12 exemplars
Colton Showdown (2012) 12 exemplars
Will and the Headstrong Female (1998) 12 exemplars
A Forever Kind of Hero (1999) 12 exemplars
Cavanaugh or Death (2016) 12 exemplars
Cavanaugh Cold Case (2016) 12 exemplars
Holding Out for a Hero (1993) 12 exemplars
Baby Times Two (1994) 12 exemplars
Twins on the Doorstep (2017) 11 exemplars
A Small Town Thanksgiving (2013) 11 exemplars
Coming Home for Christmas (2015) 11 exemplars
A Triple Threat to Bachelorhood (2002) 11 exemplars
Beauty and the Baby (2003) 11 exemplars
Babies On His Mind (1993) 11 exemplars
Heroes Great and Small (1993) 11 exemplars
Fixed Up with Mr. Right? (2010) 11 exemplars
The Colton Ransom (2013) 11 exemplars
Colton Undercover (2017) 11 exemplars
Dating for Two (2014) 11 exemplars
My Phony Valentine (1997) 11 exemplars
Your Baby or Mine? (1997) 11 exemplars
Dr. Forget-Me-Not (2016) 11 exemplars
Suddenly... Marriage! (1998) 11 exemplars
Undercover M.D. (2002) 11 exemplars
Irresistible Forces (1984) 11 exemplars
Cavanaugh's Surrender (2012) 11 exemplars
A Perfectly Imperfect Match (2013) 10 exemplars
A Small Fortune (2013) 10 exemplars
Colton Baby Rescue (2018) 10 exemplars
The Family Factor (2-in-1) (2002) — Autor — 10 exemplars
The Best Medicine [2-in-1] (2005) 10 exemplars
Tall, Strong & Cool Under Fire (2000) 10 exemplars
Colton 911: Cowboy's Rescue (2019) 10 exemplars
Mission: Cavanaugh Baby (2013) 10 exemplars
Caution: Baby Ahead (1994) 10 exemplars
Do You Take This Maverick? (2015) 10 exemplars
Diamond in the Ruff (2014) 10 exemplars
The Second Time Around (2006) 10 exemplars
How to Seduce a Cavanaugh (2015) 10 exemplars
Prescription for Romance (2009) 10 exemplars
Fortune's Second-Chance Cowboy (2017) 10 exemplars
The Offer She Couldn't Refuse (1998) 9 exemplars
Meant to Be Mine (2017) 9 exemplars
Second Chance Colton (2015) 9 exemplars
Cavanaugh Fortune (2015) 9 exemplars
A Forever Christmas (2012) 9 exemplars
Doctor in the House (2007) 9 exemplars
Seduced by Love, Claimed by Passion~Summer Box Set (2014) — Autor — 9 exemplars
A Girl's Best Friend (1991) 9 exemplars
Those Matchmaking Babies (2000) 9 exemplars
An Unexpected Father (2021) 9 exemplars
An Uncommon Hero (2001) 9 exemplars
The Law and Ginny Marlow (1998) 9 exemplars
Cavanaugh Undercover (2014) 8 exemplars
The Pregnant Colton Bride (2016) 8 exemplars
Cavanaugh in the Rough (2017) 8 exemplars
She Got Her Man (1993) 8 exemplars
Serena McKee's Back in Town (1997) 8 exemplars
Adding Up to Family (2018) 8 exemplars
A Baby for Christmas (2017) 8 exemplars
Chocolate Dreams (1987) 8 exemplars
Code Name: Love (1985) 8 exemplars
Someone To Talk To (1991) 8 exemplars
Mother on the Wing (1994) 8 exemplars
Her Mistletoe Cowboy (2015) 8 exemplars
The Undoing of Justin Starbuck (1990) 7 exemplars
Heart To Heart (1989) 7 exemplars
Secrets of Forever (2020) 7 exemplars
Coming to a Crossroads (2020) 7 exemplars
Her Right-Hand Cowboy (2019) 7 exemplars
One Plus One Makes Marriage (1998) 7 exemplars
Bridesmaid for Hire (2019) 7 exemplars
Cassandra (1998) 7 exemplars
The Rancher and the Baby (2016) 7 exemplars
Twice a Hero, Always Her Man (2016) 7 exemplars
No Way to Treat a Lover (1986) 7 exemplars
Her Man Friday (1993) 7 exemplars
Safe Harbor (2014) 7 exemplars
Texan Seeks Fortune (2019) 7 exemplars
Borrowed Baby (1990) 7 exemplars
The Cowboy and the Baby (2016) 6 exemplars
Colton Baby Conspiracy (2020) 6 exemplars
A Ranch to Come Home To (2022) 6 exemplars
Grand Theft: Heart (1985) 6 exemplars
Cavanaugh Hero (2014) 6 exemplars
Her Forever Cowboy (2014) 6 exemplars
Wish Upon a Matchmaker (2013) 6 exemplars
Man Trouble (1991) 6 exemplars
In Her Own Backyard (1993) 6 exemplars
The Right Man (1993) 6 exemplars
Her Special Angel (1990) 6 exemplars
Foxy Lady (1986) 6 exemplars
Her Red-Carpet Romance (2015) 6 exemplars
An Engagement for Two (2018) 5 exemplars
Thick as Thieves (1985) 5 exemplars
His Forever Valentine (2013) 5 exemplars
More Than a Temporary Family (2022) 5 exemplars
The Spy Who Loved Her (2006) 5 exemplars
The Baby Beneath the Mistletoe (1999) 5 exemplars
Cavanaugh Strong (2014) 5 exemplars
December 32nd... and Always (1983) 5 exemplars
The Taming of the Teen (1991) 4 exemplars
Never Too Late for Love (1998) 4 exemplars
Pocketful of Rainbows (1986) 4 exemplars
Charlie's Angels [and] Diamonds and Deceptions (2004) — Autor — 4 exemplars
The Fortune Most Likely To... (2018) 4 exemplars
Mine by Write (1985) 4 exemplars
Colton's Pursuit of Justice (2022) 4 exemplars
Cavanaugh in Plain Sight (2020) 4 exemplars
The Lawman's Romance Lesson (2019) 4 exemplars
Tried and True (1984) 3 exemplars
Colton 911: Secret Defender (2021) 3 exemplars
Buyer Beware (1984) 3 exemplars
Smoldering Embers (1982) 3 exemplars
Last Year's Hunk (1986) 3 exemplars
Saving Home (2015) 3 exemplars
No Way To Treat A Lover (2014) 2 exemplars
The Best Man in Texas (2021) 2 exemplars
No Laughing Matter (1987) 2 exemplars
Harlequin Romantic Suspense August 2014 Bundle (4-in-1) (2014) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Harlequin Romantic Suspense May 2014 Bundle (4-in-1) (2014) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Please Stand By (1985) 2 exemplars
Carrying the Tycoon's Baby / Texan Seeks Fortune (2019) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Tried and True (1984) 2 exemplars
The Cowboy's Lesson in Love (2019) 2 exemplars
Une femme sans mémoire (2005) 2 exemplars
Claimed by Rapture (1983) 1 exemplars
Country Blue (1985) 1 exemplars
His Secret Baby [3-in-1] (2015) 1 exemplars
Temporary Brides? (2006) 1 exemplars
A Woman of Integrity (1985) 1 exemplars
Cavanaugh Rules 1 exemplars
Julia Collection Band 87 (2015) 1 exemplars
A Wedding for Christmas (2014) 1 exemplars
Diagnosis: Danger [and] The Perfect Stranger (2007) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Dangerous to Love (3-in-1) (2002) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
A Hot Pursuit (2-in-1) (2005) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Sweet surrender (2020) 1 exemplars
Her Texas Hero (2022) 1 exemplars
The Rancher's Baby Adventure (2-in-1) (2020) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Buď mou! 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Home for Christmas [2008, Anthology] (2008) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Summer Loving [Anthology 4-in-1] (1998) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Take This Man [Anthology 3-in-1] (2000) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
From This Day Forward [Anthology 2-in-1] (2005) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Angus's Lost Lady [Manga] (2010) — Original Text — 4 exemplars
Taming the Playboy [Manga] (2016) — Original Text — 2 exemplars
The Bachelor [Manga] (2016) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
The Amnesiac Bride [Manga] (2016) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
My Phony Valentine [Manga] (2016) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Remodeling the Bachelor [Manga] (2016) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
Fortune's Valentine Bride [Manga] (2019) — Original Text — 1 exemplars
The Heart of a Ruler [Manga] (2019) — Original Text — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Ferrarella, Marie Rydzynski
Altres noms
Nicole, Marie
Michael, Marie
Charles, Marie
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
West Germany
Llocs de residència
West Germany
New York, New York, USA
California, USA
Queens College, City University of New York (MA ∙ Drama)
actuarial staff assistant
romance novelist
Ferrarella, Charles (husband)
Premis i honors
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award (Series Romance Love & Laughter, 2005)
Biografia breu
Born in West Germany, moved to the U.S. at age four. She began writing at age 11 and began selling many years after that. She's married, has two kids, and a dog.



A good introduction to this series of Colton stories. We first meet Sean Colton, a detective with the NYPD and the oldest of the four Coltons (Sean, Cormac, Liam, and Eva), as he is working on a murder case. We immediately discover that he is a workaholic who, once he gets going on a case, will ignore everything else until he solves it. It has cost him two serious relationships, leading him to swear off them for good. He gets a call from the wife of the man who raised him and his siblings after their parents died, telling him that Humphrey appears to be missing. Sean calls in his siblings to help find out what has happened to him. One thing that comes to light is that if something happens to him, they are supposed to see real estate mogul Rockwell Roberts.

Next, we meet Orla Roberts, one of Rockwell's twin daughters. She is a bodyguard and a black belt self-defense trainer who is very independent and always has been. We see her reminiscing about her twin sister Aimee, who is just the opposite - a narcissist who believes that the world and their father owe her anything she wants. Aimee and her boyfriend were sentenced to prison for the crimes they committed but have recently escaped. Orla knows Aimee will come after her and their father and immediately heads for his apartment to protect him. Unfortunately, she is too late.

Orla and Sean encounter each other in the lobby of the apartment building and go up to the apartment together. There they discover the murdered man's body. Though initially suspicious of her, Sean quickly realizes that Orla could not have killed her father and listens to what she has to say about Aimee. He also stands up for her to his captain, who wants to arrest Orla. When Orla is nearly run down by a speeding car, Sean makes himself her protector. They also work together to track down Aimee and Joe, with Orla suggesting being bait to draw her out.

Neither Sean nor Orla expected the attraction that flared between them, and neither expected anything other than living in the moment. Both are surprised at the feelings that grow between them. But Orla is afraid of the pain that could come from risking her heart, so she pushes Sean away. It takes her a while to realize the mistake she made. On the other hand, Sean has finally found someone he's willing to commit to. I ached for him when Orla walked away from what they could have together and understood his cautiousness when she showed up to tell him she'd changed. I liked seeing them come together at the end and look forward to seeing more of them in later books.

The story's suspense was well done and focused mainly on the search for Aimee. I was invested in the story as Sean and Orla went back and forth on the best way to bring her to justice. As the story progressed, I felt like I was just waiting for Aimee to pop around some corner and start shooting. While the confrontation between Orla and Aimee was intense, it didn't go as I expected it to. In the end, the resolution felt anti-climactic after all of the buildup.

The search for Humphrey is mainly in the background during this book. With Sean involved in helping Orla, he has passed most of the investigative work to his siblings. I suspect this search will play out over several books, if not the entire series. I am curious about what is happening, and I will continue to read the series.
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scoutmomskf | Jun 8, 2023 |
Good book as another Cavanaugh disrupts the life of an unsuspecting fellow officer. This one is a little different because Cassandra Cavanaugh is the outsider here. The story opens as the senior Cavanaughs learn that the remains of a long-lost cousin have been found in New York City, possibly the victim of a serial killer. There is no question that the remains should be returned to California and laid to rest in the family plot, but that can't happen until the killer is caught. The Aurora PD offers two of its detectives to the NYPD to help with the investigation, and Cass and her cousin Travis are selected to go.

Detective Danny Doyle of the NYPD is unhappy to have a couple of California cops thrust into his investigation. He doesn't have time to babysit a pair of detectives from the land of surfers and celebrities, who likely don't have the same drive he does. He's stunned to find Cass and Travis at the station when he arrives in the morning (though Travis is off having breakfast with another officer). Cass's beauty throws him for a loop, and her positive attitude confuses him.

The working relationship between Danny and Cass gets off to a rocky start. Danny is just shy of rude in his interactions with Cass because of her effect on him. He sets her and Travis to reading the files "to get caught up" and then leaves them to it. When he returns hours later, he expects them to have quit for the day and is stunned to find both still hard at work. Not only that, Cass may have spotted a connection among the victims.

Danny doesn't take long to realize that Cass is very good at what she does. I enjoyed seeing them get to know each other, from sharing dinners to sightseeing. I liked their teamwork and how their differing styles mesh to form a successful partnership. Complicating that partnership is the chemistry that sparks between them. Those sparks don't take long to burst into flame, heating their nights. But what will happen when the case is over and it's time for Cass to go back to California?

The suspense of the story was good. The discovery of the first set of remains provided more questions than answers. I liked that it was Cass, looking at the pictures of the victims who had been identified, who suspected the connection between the victims. I wasn't surprised that Cass leaned on her cousin Valri, back in California, to dig up the information on their cousin that helped put them on the right track, but it had to frost the NYPD folks a little that she didn't go through them. But, Cavanaughs tend to depend on each other. As connections became more apparent, the team began to close the gap between them and the killer. It took them a while to realize that the killer was closer than expected. The final confrontation was short but intense.

I loved the ending and seeing that neither Danny nor Cass was ready to end their relationship. Danny's decision didn't come as much of a surprise. I wish there had been an epilogue because I would have loved to see Danny's introduction to the entire clan at one of Andrew's parties.
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scoutmomskf | May 11, 2023 |
I liked it, but it just didn't get enough details in the story. It was good as in suspense, but I much prefer digging deeper for mysteries etc.
stark.reading.mad | Apr 2, 2023 |
Cavanaugh Justice: Up Close and Deadly by Marie Ferrarella

Sheriff Cody Cassidy leaves his small New Mexico town and goes to Aurora California. His twin Sister is not answering her calls, is missing (and) he knows something foul has happened.

He meets Detective Skylar Cavanaugh, together they begin their investigation. What they are about to uncover is horrifying, they won't stop until the killer is caught and justice is served.

A fast paced thrilling story, with likable characters, engaging dialog and attention to detail. The mystery slowly enfolds, with suspense filled moments and a splash of romance. A perfect mix for those who enjoy romantic/suspense.

Overall I enjoyed Cavanaugh Justice: Up Close and Deadly and feel those who enjoy this genre will like it as well.
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SheriAWilkinson | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Feb 11, 2023 |



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