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Marie Ferrarella

Autor(a) de Caitlin's Guardian Angel

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About the Author

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, mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Marie Ferrarella

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

Associated Works

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


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Ferrarella, Marie Rydzynski
Outros nomes
Nicole, Marie
Michael, Marie
Charles, Marie
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
West Germany
Locais de residência
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)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award (Series Romance Love & Laughter, 2005)

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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 | 1 outra crítica | Feb 11, 2023 |



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