Leigh Michaels
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Leigh Michaels

Leigh Michaels is the author of more than 100 books, including Regency-period historical romance novels, contemporary romance novels, non-fiction books on writing, and local history books. Her romances have been published in 25 languages and in more than 125 countries around the world, and more than 35 million copies have been sold. Six of her books have been finalists in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest, and she has been honored with Reviewer's Choice awards by Romantic Times magazine. The Iowa Library Association presented her the Johnson Brigham award in 2003 for substantial and sustained literary contributions to American culture.

Her non-fiction books include On Writing Romance, which has been called the definitive guide to writing romance novels, and Creating Romantic Characters. She teaches romance writing online at Gotham Writers Workshop. She is also the coauthor with her husband, Michael W. Lemberger, of a book about the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904, and of many local history books.

She wrote her first romance novel when she was a teenager and burned it, then wrote and burned five more complete manuscripts -- sending more than a quarter of a million words up in smoke -- before submitting to a publisher. Her first submission was accepted and published by the first editor to read it.

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    • An Affair for the Season

    • By: Leigh Michaels
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Julia Sherwood's duty to her titled husband has been fulfilled with the birth of an heir, and Lord Sherwood seems far more interested in his political pursuits than in his wife....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly Good!!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Birthday Scandal

    • By: Leigh Michaels
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 207

    The wealthy Duke of Weybridge knows that everyone loves a good surprise...and a good scandal....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very cute enjoyable romances

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Sell Me A Dream

    • Springhill Series, Book 1
    • By: Leigh Michaels
    • Narrated by: Anne Ha
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Would they try again - or finally say goodbye? With her job in real estate, her little daughter, and the new man in her life, Stephanie Kendall's dreams are almost complete....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • His Trophy Wife

    • By: Leigh Michaels
    • Narrated by: Paula Slade
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    When Morganna Ashworth's father died, leaving her his debts, Sloan Montgomery realized he could finally achieve his two lifelong ambitions....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Drama, suspense and clean read

    • By Cyn on 10-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Taming a Tycoon

    • By: Leigh Michaels
    • Narrated by: Erin Novotny
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    All reporter Savannah Seabrooke needs is 30 seconds of Dexter Caine's time....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Taming a Reporter

    • By Maria on 02-06-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Return to Amberley

    • By: Leigh Michaels
    • Narrated by: Jaicie Kirkpatrick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    When her girlhood crush blossomed into marriage, Andie believed in a rosy future with the man of her dreams - until Todd's betrayal sent her from the beauty of Minnesota's winters to Atlanta to begin anew....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Unlikely Santa

    • By: Leigh Michaels
    • Narrated by: Erin Novotny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In retail, Christmas isn't a holiday, it's an endurance contest - and as manager of the Tyler-Royale department store, Brandi knows surviving December will be a challenge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Christmas for Grownups

    • By Jonel on 12-22-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Writing between the Sexes

    • By: Leigh Michaels
    • Narrated by: John David
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Men and women think, talk, and act differently - which causes problems for writers who are trying to create characters of the opposite sex....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very short but packed with tons of specific tips

    • By Robb Lightfoot on 06-15-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Ruining the Rake

    • By: Leigh Michaels
    • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    When Elinor's guardian arranges her marriage to an elderly merchant interested only in her society connections, she will do anything to sabotage the wedding....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun!

    • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 02-12-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Singular Honeymoon

    • By: Leigh Michaels
    • Narrated by: Amber Mikesell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    When Sharley Collins finds her fiancé in the arms of another woman just a week before the wedding - and Spence Greenfield refuses to explain his actions - she calls off the marriage....

    Regular price: $19.95

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