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Judy Duarte always knew there was a book inside her, but since English was her least favorite subject in school, she never considered herself a writer. An avid reader who enjoys a happy ending, Judy couldn't shake the dream of creating a book of her own.

That dream became a reality in 2002, when Silhouette released her first Special Edition. Since then, more than thirty of her books have hit the shelves, including three women's fiction novels and two novellas.

Her stories have touched the hearts of readers around the world, landing her a prestigious Reader's Choice Award. In 2009, she won the Maggie and finaled in the Inspirational category of the Rita® with MULBERRY PARK. And in 2010, ENTERTAINING ANGELS finaled in the Rita®, won the Maggie, and placed second in the Inspirational Readers Choice.

When she's not cooped up in her writing cave, Judy spends time with her somewhat enormous, but delightfully close family near the beach in Southern California.

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A Royal Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: Cowboy Country)
by Judy Duarte
His kingdom for a cowgirl  They go together like…chutney and barbecue. High tea and hot sauce. You couldn't come up with a more unlikely twosome than Jensen Fortune Chesterfield and Amber Rogers. So when the paparazzi catch the Fortune heir in a lip-lock with the free-spirited rodeo rider, Horseback Hollow goes wild. What is really...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Perfect Wife (Talk of the Neighborhood)
by Judy Duarte
CARLY ALDERSON THOUGHT SHE HAD IT ALL… Until her divorce was finalized. She'd been trying to figure out how her carefully planned out life had gone off track—and then she met a wonderful man. Only, Bo Conway was everything wealthy Carly wasn't looking for: A regular guy. A carpenter. And a smart, sexy man who took her breath away...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
The Soldier's Holiday Homecoming (Return to Brighton Valley Book 3)
by Judy Duarte
A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER…  Only an urgent mission could bring Sergeant Joe Wilcox back to his Texas town—and the past he's been trying to forget. The marine gets his wish when an accident robs him of his memory. The beautiful blonde who offers to nurse him back to health on a ranch that's hauntingly familiar is a bonus he didn't...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
The Bachelor's Brighton Valley Bride (Return to Brighton Valley Book 2)
by Judy Duarte
From undercover boss…to hometown dad?   When the gorgeous, blue-eyed corporate honcho bursts into her office, Megan Adams fears it's more than just her job at stake. The instant chemistry between them makes the once-burned single mother long to risk her heart again. But it isn't just the balance sheets that aren't adding up. Megan's...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
A Real Live Cowboy (Fortunes of Texas: Return to Red Rock Book 4)
by Judy Duarte
Isabella Mendoza knew what she wanted in a husband. And William "J.R." Fortune was so not that man. The irresistibly attractive businessman turned rancher might wear denim and spurs, but what happened when he got tired of playing cowboy? Eldest son J.R. had come home to Red Rock to live up to the Fortune legacy. Now he wanted...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
Their Unexpected Family (Montana Mavericks: Gold Rush Grooms)
by Judy Duarte
SERVICE WITH A SMILE… Well, readers, Juliet Rivera, our favorite waitress at the Hitching Post, has finally followed her doctor's orders and is taking some much-needed time off before her little bundle of joy arrives. And she's got company—word is that reporter Mark Anderson has been keeping a close eye on our gal… Loyal...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
The House On Sugar Plum Lane
by Judy Duarte
In her unforgettable Fairbrook novels, Judy Duarte has created a town that's as warm and as welcoming as home. In The House on Sugar Plum Lane, old friends and new characters mingle in a poignant story of second chances, new beginnings, faith, and family. The beautiful Victorian house that Amy Masterson decides to rent, fully...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
The Cowboy's Family Plan (Brighton Valley Babies)
by Judy Duarte
Solemn rancher Alex Connor was looking for a good woman. To be more precise, he was looking for a surrogate to bear his babies. He had it all figured out: he'd be a single dad completely devoted to his children. But after his first meeting with obstetrician Dr. Selena Ramirez, all his carefully made plans flew out the window. Selena...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
A Baby Under the Tree (Brighton Valley Babies)
by Judy Duarte
Dear Santa, It's me, Jillian Wilkes. I just did something totally out of character: I spent the most glorious night of my life with a stranger named Shane Hollister. Fast-forward three weeks. The sexy cowboy with the sweet smile left me with an incredible, life-changing gift…. Hey, Santa, Houston ex-cop Shane Hollister here....
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
Christmas On Nutcracker Court
by Judy Duarte
Fairbrook is a town tailor-made for the holidays, with beautiful old houses dotting quaintly named streets like Sugar Plum Lane and Nutcracker Court. But cash-strapped single mom Carly Westbrook worries about providing a merry Christmas for her boys. Their run-ins with cranky neighbor Max Tolliver, an aspiring novelist stricken with...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality; All Religious Fiction; All Romance; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Once Upon a Pregnancy (The Wilder Family Book 4)
by Judy Duarte
POSITIVELY PREGNANT? Seems the halls of Walnut River General are harboring a few juicy secrets. Is our ever-proper E.R. nurse Simone Gardner getting a little bigger around the middle? Rumors are flying that she and paramedic Mike O'Rourke have been seen in certain dark hospital corners, and that Simone is having his baby! Sure...
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Almost Perfect
by Judy Duarte
The Ride of His Life Footloose cowboy Jake Meredith was perfect at rabble-rousing and rodeo riding. But instant parenthood to his tiny orphaned niece and nephew scared him spitless. Jake was terrified he would fail as a father. Where to turn for help? Where else but to Maggie Templeton, the gangly, freckled best friend of his youth....
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Categories: All Romance
Worth Fighting For (Bayside Bachelors)
by Judy Duarte
I CAN'T LOSE MY CHILD! Single mother Caitlin Rogers lived for just one thing: her little girl, Emily. So when her rights as a parent were threatened, Caitlin singlemindedly prepared to fight for her daughter by any means necessary. She just didn't count on distraction from the new neighbor next door…. Brett Tanner was a man who...
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Entertaining Angels
by Judy Duarte
As a teen, Kristy Smith spent her nights dreaming of a college scholarship--dreams that ended abruptly when she became pregnant. Now Kristy works hard to support her young son, Jason, and her ailing grandmother, staving off regrets about the chances that slipped away. But one person will open Kristy's eyes to the fact that she's been...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality; All Religious Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Their Secret Son (Bayside Bachelors)
by Judy Duarte
THE SECRET WAS OUT The towheaded son of stunning socialite Kristin Reynolds had to be his child. Because once upon a time fireman Joe Davenport and Kristin had been lovers, pulled apart by her prestigious family. He hadn't wanted to give her up then, and he refused to give up his son now. Of course, this time, he and Kristin were...
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The Virgin's Makeover (Logan's Legacy)
by Judy Duarte
MIXING BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE The moment Sullivan Grayson stepped in to help save her family's fledgling vineyard, Lissa Cartwright's life went from ordinary to extraordinary. The sexy entrepreneur made her pulse race, but the plain-Jane businesswoman knew she'd need a makeover to catch his eye. Then, as things between them began to...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
Race to the Altar (Brighton Valley Medical Center)
by Judy Duarte
When race car driver Chase Mayfield found himself recovering from a car accident at a small-town hospital, the last thing he expected was to fall for the local Florence Nightingale. Who would have thought demure nurse Molly Edwards—the complete opposite of a man who lives on the edge—could lose her heart to a famous playboy? But...
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The Rich Man's Son (The Parks Empire)
by Judy Duarte
ROWAN'S RECOLLECTIONS… I was stumbling down a country road and couldn't remember a thing—not even my name. Luckily, Louanne Brown, the most beautiful woman in Texas, found me—and thanks to her, I'm starting to remember everything, including how to love again. LOUANNE'S LAMENTS… Handsome, intelligent and passionate...
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In Love with the Bronc Rider (The Texas Homecoming)
by Judy Duarte
When Tori took a job at the Rocking C ranch, nobody told her an ornery cowboy came with it. As a former nurse, Tori knew she could help Matt Clayton get back on his feet. The only obstacle was the injured bronc rider himself… An accident may have ended his rodeo career, but Matt wasn't one to back down from a challenge! Now one...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
Rock-A-Bye Rancher (Silhouette Special Edition)
by Judy Duarte
THE BABY GIRL NEEDED A HOME… And Clay Callaghan was ready to provide one for her. The Texas cattle rancher knew next to nothing about caring for infants, but he'd never turn his back on his own flesh and blood. As guardian of her younger siblings, attorney Daniella de la Cruz offered both legal and child-rearing expertise. Yet it...
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And Babies Make Five (The Baby Chase)
by Judy Duarte
Samantha Keating always wanted a family, and with the help of the Armstrong Fertility Institute, her dream was becoming a reality—in triplicate! The widowed mother-to-be wasn't looking for a father for her growing family. It had to be her out-of-control hormones giving her such unneighborly feelings for Hector Garza—the handsome...
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A House Full of Fortunes! (The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow Book 4)
by Judy Duarte
A family-focused cowboy falls hard for the most single gal in town! USA TODAY bestselling author Judy Duarte returns with a new installment of The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow!  Toby Fortune Jones has no problem with commitment. He's committed to his ranch, to his family and to the three foster children he's taken...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
The Rancher's Hired Fiancee (Brighton Valley Babies)
by Judy Duarte
The Antonio Banderas look-alike standing on the porch in Western gear wasn't at all what actress Catherine Loza had expected. But when the tall, dark and totally irresistible rancher asked her to play the role of his fiancée to get the local matchmakers off his back, well…it was an offer the actress couldn't refuse. Brighton Valley...
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Mendoza's Miracle (The Fortunes of Texas: Whirlwind Romance)
by Judy Duarte
From the Desk oF Leah Roberts Review of Patient Case Name: Javier Mendoza Age: 31 Condition: Injured in Red Rock tornado—still hospitalized. Recovering nicely. Too handsome for a hospital bed. Too sexy for his own good. Prognosis: Likely to cause racing pulse, sleepless nights and hospital gossip. Course of treatment: Walk...
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The Matchmakers' Daddy (Bayside Bachelors)
by Judy Duarte
WHEN HE HELD HER, HE HELD EVERYTHING HE WANTED…AND COULD NEVER HAVE. He'd done his time, for a crime he hadn't committed, and now Zack Henderson was ready for a fresh start. With a good job, some savings and weekends with his little girl, his prospects were bright. But this rugged ex-con's plan for a new life hadn't included...
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His, Hers and...Theirs? (Silhouette Special Edition)
by Judy Duarte
Eva Galindo's dream of being a mother was about to come true—twice over. The Brighton Valley biologist wasn't just having a baby…she was expecting twins! Meeting single father of twins Dan Walker seemed like the sweetest twist of fate. How could she not offer to help out the gorgeous Texas rancher—by being temporary mommy to his...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
Family Practice (Silhouette Special Edition)
by Judy Duarte
ALL OR NOTHING… After a very bitter—very public—divorce, high-society surgeon Michael Harper needed a vacation. But his plans for peace and quiet hadn't included falling in love with a stubborn, self-reliant cocktail waitress from the wrong side of the tracks…or the two kids she hoped to adopt. Mansions, money—marriage....
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
Bluegrass Baby (Merlyn County Midwives)
by Judy Duarte
FROM MIDWIFE TO MOTHER-TO-BE… One night of heart-stealing passion left Milla Johnson wanting much more from Dr. Kyle Bingham. But settling down wasn't in the gorgeous resident's game plan. And the practical-minded midwife had her own future to think of…now that a baby was on the way. Kyle's baby. Growing up on the black-sheep...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
Hailey's Hero (Bayside Bachelors)
by Judy Duarte
SHE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN HEROES Hailey Conway believed in making a good, predictable life for herself. Until San Diego detective Nick Granger saved her from a mugger and swept her off her feet—and into bed. Their steamy one-night stand was almost enough to melt the snow that had stranded them together…and then they said goodbye....
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Her Best Christmas Ever (The Texas Homecoming)
by Judy Duarte
He'd have a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner at his mom's ranch, count his blessings, then superstar country singer Greg Clayton would go back on tour. But when a storm stranded him alone with the very pregnant Connie Montoya, Greg delivered her holiday baby himself! Suddenly, he'd found something that could compare to fame and fortune:...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
Call Me Cowboy
by Judy Duarte
HE WASN'T THE "RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET" TYPE… T. J. "Cowboy" Whittaker wasn't looking to be anyone's hero, but when vulnerable Priscilla Richards turned her tear-filled blue eyes on him and asked, "Can you help me uncover the secrets in my past?"…well, how could the sexy P.I. say no? His job was simple: escort the sheltered...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
Cowboy Courage (Silhouette Special Edition)
by Judy Duarte
SHE WAS A WOMAN ON THE RUN… Shattered by her fiancé's betrayal, Lauren Taylor fled California and her society engagement. In a small Texas town, she found a place for herself in the gentle arms of rancher Cole McAdams. He was as honest as the day was long…and as guarded. HE'D GIVEN HER SHELTER FROM THE STORM. Cole had enough...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction
Under the Mistletoe with John Doe
by Judy Duarte
When the unconscious, well-dressed stranger was brought into the Brighton Valley E.R., Betsy Nielson couldn't help but notice how irresistibly attractive he was. He might not remember who he was, but the mysterious John Doe was already turning the dedicated Texas doctor's head. Now something was telling her to trust in him even if it...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
His Mother's Wedding (Silhouette Special Edition)
by Judy Duarte
HERE COMES THE BRIDE…MATCHMAKING DOWN THE AISLE! When private investigator Rico Garcia arrived to visit his recently engaged mother, becoming involved with her wedding planner was the last thing on his mind. But his matchmaker of a mom had other ideas—and an assignment to find the starry-eyed Molly Townsend's long-lost sister....
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
Mulberry Park
by Judy Duarte
In the San Diego suburb of Fairbrook, past Applewood Drive and up First Street, lies Mulberry Park, a peaceful haven for locals from all walks of life. And at the center of its lush green lawn grows a massive mulberry tree--tall enough to take a most precious wish as high as it can go, and to open a few hearts along the way. . . Each...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality; All Religious Fiction; All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
A Bride for a Blue-Ribbon Cowboy (Silhouette Romance)
by Judy Duarte
HER CHALLENGE? TRANSFORMING FROM TOMBOY TO KNOCKOUT. HER PRIZE? THE COWBOY OF HER DREAMS. Outroping and outriding every man in Blossom was something Cindy Tucker could do with her eyes closed. But cooking, flirting and wearing high heels? Those were skills of a different kind—the kind she'd surely need to lasso a r husband. And the...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
Daddy On Call (Silhouette Special Edition)
by Judy Duarte
Turning his life around, Luke Wynter had worked hard to become a doctor, to give back to the community he'd taken from years ago. And he had been doing just fine…until Leilani Stephens snuck back into his life. Twelve years ago she had made it clear that she no longer considered him a friend, let alone a lover. And he'd never been one...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
The Cowboy's Lullaby (Silhouette Special Edition)
by Judy Duarte
Conservative businessman Jake Braddock had a heart that was all cowboy—and closely guarded. Following his stepmother's death, he learned he'd be sharing custody of his five-year-old half sister with a sexy dancer— not his notion of the ideal mommy. Chloe Haskell had barely begun playing mother to little Brianna when she found...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
Romancing the Cowboy (The Texas Homecoming)
by Judy Duarte
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
From Fortune to Family Man (The Fortunes of Texas: The Secret Fortunes)
by Judy Duarte
WHAT TO EXPECT…WHEN YOU WEREN'T EXPECTING  Kieran Fortune, vice president of Robinson Tech, knows his strengths. He's good with technology; he's good at making money and at making love. But he doesn't know one thing about parenting. And he's just become a father. To a toddler.  When the ever-so-sexy millionaire agreed to sign on...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
Marry Me, Mendoza! (The Fortunes of Texas: Southern Invasion Series)
by Judy Duarte
Second-chance sweethearts? Nicole Castleton was a shrewd businesswoman with a Texas-sized stubborn streak. She needed a husband in a hurry, and no one but her ex, Miguel Mendoza, would do! Yet she had her doubts—sweet, sexy Miguel still shook her to the core of her expensive Castleton boots. And when it came right down to it...
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
The Bronc Rider's Baby (Rocking Chair Rodeo)
by Judy Duarte
A pint-sized Texas surprise!  Nothing—not even a bucking bronc—can unnerve Nate Gallagher…until he lays eyes on the tiny newborn who's been entrusted to his care. The former rodeo champ isn't ready for fatherhood. Heck, the precious baby girl may not even be his. Still, he aims to step up and give her a home at the Rocking C....
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction; Western Romance
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