Browse Authors:

Terri DuLong books in order

Terri DuLong is an American New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction and contemporary women’s fiction.

Born and raised in the Boston area as an only child, Terri never had much company, which is why she often turned to her imaginary playmates.

Although she initially attended college with the intention of becoming a legal secretary, she later switched paths and pursued nursing. Terri successfully became a Registered Nurse in Critical Care before eventually enrolling in a creative writing class at college, in an effort to become a writer.

She made her debut as a writer in 2002 with Lost Souls of the Witches' Castle, the first installment of the Lost Souls Series which is set in her Boston area hometown.

Passionate about writing, her literary works place emphasis on women's issues involving mother, daughters, siblings, friendship and love.

Terri currently lives in the island city of Cedar Key.

More about Terri DuLong

Genres: Contemporary , Historical Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

United States


Non Series

  • Betrayal Encore (2020)
  • The Return of Luella Barnes (2021)

Cedar Key

  1. Spinning Forward (2009)
  2. Casting About (2010)
  3. Sunrise On Cedar Key (2011)
  4. Postcards From Cedar Key (2012)
  5. Secrets on Cedar Key (2013)
  6. Farewell to Cedar Key (2014)

Lost Souls

  1. Lost Souls of the Witches' Castle (2002)
  2. Daughters Of The Mill (2004)

Omnibus Books

  1. Holiday Magic (2010)

Ormond Beach

  1. Patterns Of Change (2015)
  2. Stitches in Time (2016)
  3. Unraveling the Pieces (2016)
Omnibus Books

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Betrayal Encore

The past collides with the present when Brie Marceau receives an early morning phone call from her father in Paris. She now finds herself returning to the city she had left ten years before in sadness. And now she returns with a different kind of sadness. Her grandmother has been murdered at the hotel she owns on the Ile St. Louis. 

Detective Andre Leroux discovers there is a serial killer on the streets of the city when other elderly women are found murdered in the same way. As she grieves the loss of her grandmother, Brie realizes that with darkness comes light and perhaps her return to Paris will bring her the closure and new beginnings she had hoped for.

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8694010979
Publisher: Independently published
The Return of Luella Barnes

When Luella Barnes husband passes away suddenly, she makes the decision to leave her home of twenty years in Florida and return to her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, accompanied by her wheaten Scottish terrier, Duncan. In her early sixties, she is a retired registered nurse. A teenage plan comes to fruition when Luella opens a shop in Salem with her two childhood friends, Naomi and Margo.

Getting settled back in her hometown, Luella reconnects with old friends and makes new ones. One of the old friends is Jake Ionelli, her high school sweetheart.

When a former classmate and prominent Salem resident is murdered, Luella is the one who finds the body. Her craft group, the Witchy Whiners, convince her that with her training and skills as a nurse, she would be excellent as an amateur sleuth. She soon discovers some suspects and attempts to find out who killed Martha Strickland.

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 979-8834941354
Publisher: Independently published

Cedar Key

Spinning Forward

A New Englander born and bred, the last place Sydney Webster expects to find herself starting over is on an island off the coast of Florida. Yet here she is in Cedar Key, trying to pull herself together after her husband's untimely death--and the even more untimely revelation of his gambling addiction. Bereft of her comfortable suburban life, Syd takes shelter at a college pal's bed and breakfast, where amidst the bougainvillea blossoms and the island's gentle rhythms, a plan begins to form...

Syd never considered the possibility of turning her passion for spinning and knitting into something more than a hobby, but when the unique composition of her wool draws attention, a door is opened--the first among many. Yet even as she ventures out of her comfort zone, Syd finds herself stepping into the embrace of a community rich with love, laughter, friendship. . .and secrets. And as long-hidden truths are revealed, Syd faces a choice: spin a safety net--or spin decidedly forward and never look back...

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0758232045
Publisher: Kensington
Casting About

In the four years since Monica Brooks moved to Cedar Key, she’s found a home, a husband, and now a business to love. Taking over her mother’s bustling knitting shop is a welcome challenge, but Monica’s exciting plans are waylaid by unexpected news. Her husband’s ex-wife has been deemed an unfit mother, and custody of their eight-year-old daughter, Clarissa, is to be transferred to Adam.

Going straight from honeymoon to motherhood—especially when she’s unsure she wants children—leaves the normally even-keeled Monica doubting herself at every turn. Yet in a place like Cedar Key, nobody goes it alone. With help from friends and relatives, Monica, Clarissa, and Adam begin to forge a close-knit family of their own—one that will need to be strong enough to withstand all the surprises set to unravel ...

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0758232052
Publisher: Kensington
Sunrise On Cedar Key

For the second time in ten years, Grace Stone is starting over on Cedar Key. Grace first moved to the serene island to escape a disastrous relationship. Now a visit with her Aunt Maude is interrupted by unwelcome news: Grace's apartment and coffee shop have been destroyed by fire.

Grace is devastated, yet ever-practical Maude has a plan. While she helps Grace resettle, Maude even has a business venture in mind--weekend knitting retreats where women can craft, chat, and support one another.

But other surprises await, including the return of Grace's estranged sister, and a tentative romance with the local bookstore owner. Knitting together her past and future will mean untangling the painful threads Grace left behind. But the result could be a vibrant new life--and the courage to live it fully...

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0758268655
Publisher: Kensington
Postcards From Cedar Key

Everyone has been eagerly awaiting the opening of Cedar Key's newest shop, Berkley's Chocolates & Gems. For Berkley Whitmore, moving to the peaceful Florida island is more than a business opportunity. Beneath the bright purple streak in her dark hair lies a woman struggling with self-doubt. In Cedar Key, Berkley hopes to uncover the secrets that rippled through her mother's life, and in time, perhaps fill the gaps in her own.

Berkley's mouthwatering truffles and quirky charm soon draw a wide circle of friends--including the knitting enthusiasts who purchase yarn spun from her two alpacas. To her surprise, Berkley also attracts the admiration of Saxton Tate III, an English mystery author. And with the help of an old-timer local, she begins to piece together the truth about her mother and estranged father. Understanding the past brings a glimpse of what her future could be--if she accepts the love borne on the soft island breeze, and the happiness she's been seeking for so long ...

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0758268662
Publisher: Kensington
Secrets on Cedar Key

In the wake of her husband Andrew's sudden passing, there's nowhere Marin Kane would rather be than back on Cedar Key. Marin plans to run the needlepoint store next to her mother Dora's yarn shop, and settle once more into her tranquil hometown. Then a bombshell arrives: a secret daughter Andrew never revealed to anyone.

Now nineteen, Fiona was the product of a summer affair Andrew had when he was out of town teaching--while Marin was home with their two small sons. All Fiona wants is a chance to meet her half-brothers and Marin--and through them get some sense of the father she barely knew. Marin isn't sure she can ever overcome her sense of betrayal. But buoyed by old friends--and a new love--the answers may unfold, guiding both Marin and Fiona to a true refuge at last.

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0758288134
Publisher: Kensington
Farewell to Cedar Key

Josie Sullivan adores her Cedar Key home. It's been the ideal place to raise her daughter, Orli, who's just turning sixteen. Now that Josie has realized her dream of becoming a registered nurse, she's been offered the perfect job too--helping Dr. Simon Mancini run his new practice.

Until the clinic opens, Josie is filling in at Yarning Together, where she launches a series of knitting classes for men. Yet for all the vibrant changes, there are some tangled threads. Josie's romance-author mother, Shelby, receives a worrying diagnosis. And though Josie has always guarded her independence, her connection to Orli's father, Grant, seems to be rekindling. Most of all, as Shelby's college classmates rally around their dear friend, Josie begins to see that "home" is more than a place; it's the relationships woven into each life, strand by strand...

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0758288158
Publisher: Kensington

Lost Souls

Lost Souls of the Witches' Castle

Dana Etheridge and Nick DeSantis meet on the grounds of the closed facility. Dana is an RN who had done her psychiatric training there ten years ago and Nick is a photojournalist writing a book about Danvers State. Within moments of meeting, they're drawn to each other. With the help of a journal written by a former patient who was placed there in 1919, they discover their own destiny and the powerful effect of love.

The pages of Emily Patterson's journal capture the anger, confusion and despair of the horrors and injustices within the institution's walls. Many of the lost souls that resided there were ignored in death as well as life. But in 1998 a committee was formed and 768 graves were discovered on the grounds of the institution, each one marked only with a numbered marker.

A memorial service was held to acknowledge these people and the release of balloons represented the letting go of the stigma of the past and the beginning of a new age of respect and dignity for people with mental illness. For Dana and Nick, the release of the balloons also symbolizes what they had to release in themselves in order to find their destiny and the connection of their souls.

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-0971252585
Publisher: Gardenia Pr
Daughters Of The Mill

Seventeen-year old Charlotte Hunter is banished from the family estate in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts and forced to relinquish her illegitimate daughter for adoption. She becomes a mill girl at the Boott Cotton Mills in Lowell, sharing a room at the corporation boardinghouse with three other young women, which leads to lifelong friendships, betrayal and love. 

Meeting Byron Winslow, an affluent attorney in Lowell and his sister, Elista, a registered nurse and strong advocate for women's rights, transports Charlotte along a path to her destiny. Like thread from the mills, Daughters is woven together producing tightly bound connections.

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0976111016
Publisher: Jada Pr

Omnibus Books

Holiday Magic

Mistletoe, magic, twinkling lights, and stolen kisses... Experience all the wonders of the holiday season with these four irresistible stories...

"Holiday Magic" by Fern Michaels

Ski shop manager Stephanie Marshall is counting on a holiday bonus so she can put a down payment on a home for herself and her daughters. But her handsome boss, Eddie O'Brien, has his own Christmas wish--one that could lead to a lifetime of loving...

"A Very Merry Christmas" by Cathy Lamb

Meredith Ghirlandaio's to-do list is already overflowing, between keeping her B&B afloat, directing the town's holiday concert, and trying to avoid rancher Logan Taylor. Doesn't he know Meredith's through with men--even rugged, alpha, drop-dead-gorgeous men? Then again, some vows were meant to be broken...

"A Very Maui Christmas" by Mary Carter

Tara Lane has the perfect plan to avoid another hellish family holiday--fly to Maui. Too bad her family decided to follow suit. But a laid-back handyman is about to prove you don't need snow to have a sparkling, sexy Christmas...

"A Cedar Key Christmas" by Terri DuLong

Single mom Josie Sullivan is proud of her young daughter, Orli, for helping local fisherman Mr. Al restore his crumbling home. And when Mr. Al's nephew, Ben, pays a visit, Josie realizes just how much Christmas magic one good deed can bring...

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1420108354
Publisher: Zebra

Ormond Beach

Patterns Of Change

Chloe Radcliffe was ready to shake off the dust of Cedar Kay and sink her toes into the warm sands of Ormond Beach, Florida, with her soon-to-be husband. But when tragedy struck, she found herself alone, unraveled—and unsure of where to go next. But recurring dreams of a Victorian house with a beautiful fishpond convince Chloe to take a leap of faith and rent a condo in Ormond Beach on her own.

There, Chloe makes fast friends with a group of knitters who gather at a local tea shop. She then discovers that they shop owner happens to have a house nearly identical to the one in Chloe’s dreams—and she’s willing to rent her the property. Just as Chloe begins casting on her grand plans for the home, her tangled past comes back to haunt her—but her dreams and newfound friends just might point her toward the love she’s been missing all along…

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1601835529
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Stitches in Time

Isabelle Wainwright is no stranger to heartache. She was just fifteen when her mother left her to be raised by her father so she could start a new life across the country. Rather than crumbling in despair, Isabelle eventually stitched together her own path, graduating from college and starting a family in Atlanta. But her hard-won fairytale ending is beginning to unravel...

The shock of her father's sudden death is compounded when Isabelle's husband leaves her and her daughter for someone else. Reeling from being abandoned yet again, she finds comfort in Chloe Radcliffe, her father's girlfriend, who encourages her to move to Ormond Beach, Florida, and help her run her yarn shop. There, Isabelle may find the strength to confront her past, build new friendships, and perhaps even learn to love in a way she never thought possible...

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1601835543
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Unraveling the Pieces

Petra Garfield has no real attachments tying her down to one place. She's ready for an adventure, so what could be better than an extended stay at Koi House with new friends and old in enchanting Ormond Beach. Having recently lost her mother, Petra is riddled with questions about the father she never knew. She certainly never thought she'd begin to find the answers in a tiny town in Florida...

As much as she wants to search for the truth, Petra knows she can't spend all her time wallowing in the past, and her friends at the Dreamweaver yarn shop aren't about to let her. The ladies encourage her to volunteer at a local animal shelter, where she hits it off with a young boy--and his handsome father. Tangled in secrets she didn't even know she had, Petra must learn to stitch her life back together even as she unravels lifelong mysteries--and perhaps she'll find unexpected happiness along the way...

Author: Terri DuLong
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1601835567
Publisher: Lyrical Press