In order of original publication date

Sweet Home, Carolina Golden Heart Winner "Best Romantic Suspense"
Holt Medallion Winner

A crusading widow takes on the cynical cop next door.

"Impressive newcomer Virginia Kantra makes a smashing debut."
- Romantic Times

The MacNeills

The MacNeills 1, Sweet Home Carolina
RITA finalist, RT Top Pick, RT W.I.S.H. Award,
Romance Readers Anonymous Award nominee

Sexy single dad Patrick MacNeill tempts dedicated doctor Kate Sinclair to forget all her rules about getting personally involved. But can she put her heart and career on the line for a man who won't let her all the way into his life?

"Virginia Kantra is destined to join the top ranks of romance writers. Her writing is powerful, compelling and impossible to put down. Brava!"
- Bestselling author Eileen Dreyer

The MacNeills 2, Sweet Home, Carolina
RITA finalist, Maggie Award finalist

Coolly ambitious Conn MacNeill is determined to restart his high-powered consulting career. But he wasn't counting on unconventional restaurant owner Val Cutler complicating his plans!

"...vibrant characters, engrossing plot and excellent pacing
make the pages fly." - Romantic Times

The MacNeills 3, Sweet Home, Carolina
Romance Readers Anonymous Award nominee

Easygoing, easy-loving Sean MacNeill travels light. The last thing he's looking for is a widow with baggage, no matter how appealing. Responsible Rachel is fleeing the aftermath of her husband's suicide...and the men he owed money to. The last thing she wants complicating her new life is a sexy carpenter, no matter how tempting. But sometimes the last person you want is the one person you need...

"Sean is the ultimate hero, big and bad, warm and willing, the kind of man any woman would want to find on her pillow."
- NYT Bestselling author Patricia Rice

The MacNeills 4, Sweet Home, Carolina
RITA Award finalist, All About Romance "Desert Isle Keeper" Award winner

Bad boy Maddox "Mad Dog" Palmer has loved Annie Barclay since they were kids. But when she married his high school teammate, golden boy Rob Cross, Maddox backed off and moved away. Now he's back, and Ann is in trouble, threatened by both her abusive ex-husband and the law. Tender-hearted Ann is fighting for a new life and custody of her son. She has enough on her plate without a burned out, big city cop reigniting an old flame or reminding her of the girl she used to be. Maddox tempts her beyond her safe boundaries. But can the first man who made Ann feel desire teach her to love again?

"Well developed characters, strong emotions and good romantic tension blend beautifully in this first-rate Virginia Kantra offering." 4 stars - RT Book Reviews

Romantic Suspense

Fully revised re-issue June 2016
ISBN 978-0985435172
RITA Award finalist, Booksellers Best finalist,
Holt Medallion finalist
Golden Leaf Award winner

Deep in the shadows of North Carolina's Nantahala forest, two strangers find themselves running from danger-and straight to each other ...

Lexie Scott may be the FBI director's daughter, but she's struggled her whole life to stay out of trouble and avoid the spotlight. When she's kidnapped by a survivalist group bent on teaching her father a lesson, however, she must summon the courage she never knew she had. Suspended cop Jack Miller came to North Carolina to rescue his sister from her abusive marriage to the survivalists' charismatic leader. Coming to Lexie's aid can only compromise Jack's plans. But he can't ignore Lexie's plight...or resist her appeal.

"Kantra writes honest, intelligent romance...
smart, sexy, and entirely cool."
- B(u)y the Book, Internet Broadcasting Systems

Fully revised re-issue June 2017
ISBN 978-0985435196

Years ago, Bailey Wells left behind her small-town North Carolina roots for the high life in New York City, working as a personal assistant to bestselling true crime author Paul Ellis. Now, Ellis and his wife are moving to rustic Stokesville, North Carolina, and Bailey follows them...right back home.When Ellis's wife is murdered in their new house, Bailey attracts the attention of tough police detective Steve Burke, who cannot share his growing feelings for her as long as she is a murder suspect. But Bailey soon discovers that the violence is far from over. And that to bury a secret from the past, someone is willing to kill again...

"Sexy, intelligent romantic suspense."
- Fresh Fiction
4 stars - Romantic Times

From Harlequin

Some of my older titles (including the Trouble in Eden series, ALL A MAN CAN DO, ALL A MAN CAN ASK, ALL A MAN CAN BE, and STOLEN MEMORY) are available as e-books. You can find a complete listing on the Harlequin website.
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