Samantha Chase | Top Five Family Series
July 5, 2016
Hey, Everyone! I’m Samantha Chase and we are celebrating the release of ALWAYS MY GIRL – which is
book three in my Shaughnessy Brothers series. I have to say, I have LOVED
writing a family series and between my Shaughnessy clan and my Montgomerys, I’m sure you
I am an avid reader of contemporary romances and have always loved when the
series involves a family – not just the siblings, but the entire family. I think
the dynamics just give you so much to work with and explore! So today, we’re
looking at my top five picks for family series/sagas/wonderfulness in
contemporary romance that inspired me!
- The Sullivans – Bella Andre. Oh my
goodness…where do I even begin. I read every one of the first series – the eight
books plus the novella – and I still go back and read a few of them again and
again. Each sibling had their own unique voice and story and yet Bella wove the
family into each book in a way that wasn’t simply restating everyone’s role. And
on top of that, they were all just so romantic! Jake and Sophie’s story is still
one of my all-time favorites.
- The MacKades – Nora Roberts. Let me start
by saying this: Four rugged and sexy brothers. The end. Lol! No, no, no…the
series was so much more than that! There were four books in the series and it
was really about the brothers – their parents were deceased – but you got to
know each of the brothers throughout the series because they each played a big
role in each other’s stories. “The Return of Rafe MacKade” is another one of my
all-time favorites. I think I’ve re-read that one about a dozen times!
- The Quinns – Nora Roberts. This is a
series that is VERY similar to her MacKades – four brothers, deceased parents
and very similar personalities – and yet it’s unique in its own right. Again,
four rugged and sexy brothers with their own voice and issues and you just want
to reach in and comfort them yourself!
- The Hendrix Family –
Susan Mallery. The
Fool’s Gold series has dealt with a lot of the residents of the town of Fool’s
Gold, but it’s the Hendrix family that really drew me in – particularly the
triplet sisters that were the focus of Susan’s second trilogy in the series.
Besides dealing with the dynamics of being triplets, you had their mom and their
three brother’s woven into the stories. Ethan Hendrix was book two in the first
trilogy and then his sisters had the entire second trilogy and I’m telling you,
I love, love, LOVE them! ONLY YOURS – and
particularly Dr. Simon Bradley – own a piece of my heart.
- The Radcliffes – Laura Moore. The Rosewood
trilogy dealt with three sisters in the aftermath of their father’s death. They
are diverse and each dealing with their own issues, but they’re drawn back
together and back to the family horse farm to deal with their inheritance. While
in this particular series each sister’s story is almost solely focused on one
sister with not nearly as many dealings with the other two as there were in the
others I mentioned, you still get a really strong sense of family. No repeat
offenders here – each story is unique and simply lovely.
What's your favorite family series? Tell us below! One reader will get a copy
of LOVE WALKS IN, Hugh
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary
romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in
November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the
first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that
step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all
the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their
writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as
When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading
contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on
Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in
Book #3 in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase's
dazzling new series. The Shaughnessy Brother you've been waiting for!
Sometimes the love that's closest to you is the hardest to see.
Quinn Shaughnessy's two older brothers have found their true loves ... but
Quinn's not about to join that parade. Nope, as he tells his best friend Anna,
there's a lot more to life than getting tied down to one person. He's positive
tomboy Anna will be on his side - except she's inexplicably developing other
interests - even dating!
Suddenly Quinn is seeing Anna in a very different light.
Quinn has been Anna's buddy since they were both five years old. She can tell
him anything - except the one big secret she's been hiding for years - that
she's fallen in love with him. Now Anna is determined to make a life for herself
that doesn't include pining for Quinn.
Falling in love with your best friend? Easy. Telling them how you really
[Sourcebooks, On Sale: July 1, 2016, Paperback /
e-Book, ISBN: 9781492616283 / eISBN: 9781492616290]
the friendship becomes so much more!
20 comments posted.
Re: Samantha Chase | Top Five Family Series
I don't read series books, so I can't tell you my favorite family series book. I would love to win the book you are giving away though.
(Carol Woodruff 7:40pm July 5, 2016)
Some of the families I enjoy reading about are the Thompsons from Vivian Arend and the VonBrandts from Krystal Shannan.
(Colleen Conklin 8:58pm July 5, 2016)
Mine wasn't about a family but a group of friends who run a
wedding business--the Brides Quartet by Nora Roberts
(Kelly Holt 3:52am July 6, 2016)
The Quinns. Thank you!
(Beth Tilley 2:44pm July 6, 2016)
Congrats on the release of book (3). Personally, I loved the Gallaghers of
Ardmore Trilogy by Nora Roberts and in paranormal the Argeneau family
by Lynsay Sands.
(Susan S. 3:28pm July 6, 2016)
Looking forward to reading this! My favorite family series is
Nancy Martin's Blackbird Sisters. I'm shattered the publisher
says no more. I, too, love the Fool's Gold series.
(Kathleen Bylsma 8:08pm July 6, 2016)
(Melissa Basnight 11:56pm July 6, 2016)
I haven't read anything by you but I am definitely excited
to. Thanks Samantha !
(Annatasia Meehleder 10:26pm July 7, 2016)
The Nora Roberts books on the McKades.
(Jackie Wisherd 1:40am July 8, 2016)
I do like to read series.
In addition to the ones you listed I would add:
Jillian Hart's McKaslin family
Jillian Hunter Boscastle family,
Julia Quinn's Bridgerton family,
Linda Lael Miller's McKettrick family
Joanna Lindsay's Mallory family
Karen Hawkins' MacLean and Hurst families
Kate Hoffmann's Quinn family
(Laurie Gommermann 8:05am July 8, 2016)
Nora Roberts , The Gallaghers . I would love to read or win your book "Love Walks In " . Thanks for this chance to win .
(Joan Thrasher 10:51am July 8, 2016)
The Cynster Family series by Stephanie Laurens
(Joy Isley 1:11pm July 8, 2016)
This is a new Author for me, I am looking forward to reading this, thanks for the review.
(Pen Wilfort 2:16pm July 8, 2016)
I've got too many to list just one! BUT, I loved ALWAYS MY
GIRL and want to read the rest of the series! Thanks for
(Linda Townsend 7:17pm July 8, 2016)
Marie Ferrarella's Cavanaugh Family. Everyone of the family members are cops. I've never got tired of reading about each family members. Each story is different.
(Kai Wong 1:36am July 9, 2016)
The McCauley Family by Marie Harte.
(Sharlene Wegner 12:37pm July 10, 2016)
My reading tastes are so erratic, that I can't really say that I've
read a family series yet, outside of a tome format. I'm hoping that
yours are going to be my first!! With your bubbly attitude, I'm sure
that I will enjoy reading your books!!
(Peggy Roberson 7:14am July 10, 2016)
Nora Roberts and the MacKades!!
(Bonnie Capuano 8:35am July 10, 2016)
I would love to read the book
(Kathy Church 10:23am July 10, 2016)
Right now I've been reading a lot of the Snow Valley series but
that not one family or author. I'm not able to get a lot of full
series so I don't have a fav.
(Nancy Luebke 4:43pm July 10, 2016)
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