Carla Kelly

Biography

A well-known veteran of the romance writing field, Carla Kelly is the author of twenty-six novels and three non-fiction works, as well as numerous short stories and articles for various publications. She is the recipient of two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America for Best Regency of the Year; two Spur Awards from Western Writers of America; a Whitney Award for Best Romance Fiction, 2011; and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times. Carla’s interest in historical fiction is a byproduct of her lifelong interest in history. She has a BA in Latin American History from Brigham Young University and an MA in Indian Wars History from University of Louisiana-Monroe. She’s held a variety of jobs, including public relations work for major hospitals and hospices, feature writer and columnist for a North Dakota daily newspaper, and ranger in the National Park Service (her favorite job) at Fort Laramie National Historic Site and Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site. She has worked for the North Dakota Historical Society as a contract researcher. Interest in the Napoleonic Wars at sea led to a recent series of novels about the British Channel Fleet during that conflict. Of late, Carla has written two novels set in southeast Wyoming in 1910 that focus on her Mormon background and her interest in ranching.

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Books

Mrs. McVinnie's London Season
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 105,530. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Camel Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Mrs. Jeannie McVinnie, a young widow, joins the chaotic household of Captain William Summers to help launch his spoiled niece into London society. A chance encounter brings her to the attention of the famous dandy Beau Brummell, who is captivated by her Scottish brogue, fresh beauty and plain-speaking. Tempting as the Beau might be, Jeannie is drawn to gruff, quixotic Captain Summers.
Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 88,430. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014 by Camel Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Miss Jane Milton lives to serve her Stover cousins. Suffering the insults of Lady Carruthers, she cares for the orphaned son of her cousin Lord Canfield, killed at Waterloo. Miss Milton gradually grows to love Mr. Butterfield, her handsome neighbor, a tradesman who encourages her to speak her mind. But despite his wealth, the man is Jane’s social inferior, and they both harbor dark secrets.
Miss Billings Treads The Boards
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 81,860. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by Camel Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Lovely but impoverished Kate Billings has set off to become a governess, but through a mishap ends up joining an acting troupe instead. Cynical Lord Grayson, injured by a highwayman hired by his greedy nephew, staggers to a barn where he sees Kate performing a role in a play. In disguise, he joins the troupe, partly to protect himself from his nephew, but mostly to get to know Kate better.
The Double Cross
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 93,480. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by Camel Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
The year is 1780, and Marco Mondragón is a brand inspector in the royal Spanish colony of New Mexico whose home is on the edge of the domain of the fierce Comanche. On a trip to Santa Fe, he meets lovely Paloma Vega and rescues her from cruel relatives. Now he is determined to find out if they stole the brand belonging to her parents. The first book in the all-new Spanish Brand series.
Miss Chartley's Guided Tour
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 75,870. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 by Camel Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Left at the altar 8 years earlier, Miss Chartley lost her family fortune and had to earn her living as a teacher. While on holiday she rescues an abused runaway pursued by the law. The fugitives flee to the home of Jamie’s uncle, the Viscount of Byford, who turns out to be Miss Chartley’s former fiancé. There she will learn Lord Byford’s dark secret. Originally published in 1989.
Miss Whittier Makes a List
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 79,170. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012 by Camel Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Hannah Whittier is a passenger on a voyage from Massachusetts to South Carolina. To while away the hours, she composes a list of qualities she wants in a husband. Boredom will soon be the least of her worries. Her ship is sunk by the French, and she is rescued by the arrogant yet dashing Captain Spark of the Royal Navy. Forced to sail to England, she discovers that her “list” matters not a whit.
Daughter of Fortune
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 120,570. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012 by Camel Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
Maria Espinosa is “La Afortunata.” First she survives the 1679 cholera epidemic in Mexico City, then an Apache raid on the caravan transporting her to Santa Fe. Rejected by her sister, Maria goes to live with a ranching family living uneasily among the Pueblos and inspires a rivalry between Diego and his half-Indian brother Cristobal. When the Indians revolt, will Maria’s good fortune hold?

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