Author: Darlene Panzera

Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three children.

She graduated from both Writer’s Digest Advanced Novel Writing School and The Christian Writer’s Guild apprentice writing program. She participates in Romance Writers of America as the 2011 president of the Peninsula Chapter and as a member of the Greater Seattle Chapter.

Darlene has always loved to write. She also enjoys hiking, camping, crafts, music, photography, horseback riding, and lazy days at the lake.

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Montana Hearts - True Country Hero, #3

Montana Hearts
  • Number: 9780062394729
  • Release: 2016-05-17
  • Author: Darlene Panzera
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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In the third heartwarming installment of Darlene Panzera’s Montana Hearts series, a hot-shot rodeo star tries to win the tender heart of his biggest critic

For Jace Aldridge, the chase is half the fun. The famous rodeo rider has spent most of life chasing down steers and championship rodeo belts, but after an accident in the arena, his career is put on temporary hold. When he’s offered a chance to stay at Collins Country Cabins, Jace jumps at the opportunity to spend more time with the beautiful but wary Delaney Collins.

Between trying to make her family’s business a success, raising her daughter single-handedly, and volunteering at the local wildlife shelter, Delaney doesn’t have time for love. Even though she’s determined to not let the handsome cowboy under her skin, Delaney can’t deny how much she looks forward to every day with him. She's determined to be friends with the handsome cowboy, nothing more, even though Delaney's heart flutters every time he draws near.

But all is not well in Fox Creek and when a violent poaching ring escalates out of control, Delaney must trust that Jace is the true country hero she hopes he is.

An Avon Romance


Montana Hearts - Sweet Talkin' Cowboy

Montana Hearts
  • Number: 9780062394705
  • Release: 2015-12-15
  • Author: Darlene Panzera
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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Darlene Panzera continues her heartwarming Western series with a roughed-up cowboy, the feisty girl next door, and the deal that brings them together

If it wasn't for an injury to his leg, Luke Collins would be riding rodeo broncos all day, every day. Until he heals, he's determined to help his family's guest ranch bring in money any way he can. But when a cranky neighbor gets in the way of his goal, Luke turns to the only person he knows can help: the gorgeous, rodeo-barrel-racing spitfire next door.

It's no secret: Sammy Jo's father is a pain in the neck. But if anyone can persuade him, it's her. So when Luke asks for help, Sammy Jo is more than willing to make a deal with the handsome cowboy. The cost? He's gotta get back up on that horse—with Sammy Jo's help, of course.

As teamwork reveals a deeper connection, Luke finds himself falling for the beautiful girl next door. But to win her heart? He'll just have to do whatever it takes.


Montana Hearts - Her Weekend Wrangler

Montana Hearts
  • Number: 9780062394682
  • Release: 2015-10-06
  • Author: Darlene Panzera
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Darlene Panzera returns with a sweet new Western series perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber's heartwarming romances

Bree Collins has finally come home to Fox Creek, Montana, to manage her family's guest ranch. She knows she can handle any challenges that come her way, but when the infuriating Ryan Tanner reappears in her life, Bree suddenly has doubts about her ability to stay professional—and away from the handsome cowboy.

Ryan Tanner is in a bind. He needs to train a young foal for the upcoming show but its mother would rather bite his hand off. Just his luck the cute cowgirl from his past arrives back in town. Bree just so happens to have a reputation for taming animals of this nature. Ryan is willing to make a deal with her, but he has no intention of being swayed by her sweet smile or the tenderness she shows his young son.

Yet when fate brings them together, falling for one another becomes the easiest thing in the world. Ryan might just want to wrangle this cowgirl's heart…but will Bree give him the chance?


The Cupcake Diaries - Sprinkled with Kisses

The Cupcake Diaries
  • Number: 9780062331014
  • Release: 2014-03-18
  • Author: Darlene Panzera
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Fans of Debbie Macomber will adore the fifth installment in Darlene Panzera's sweet Cupcake Diaries series … a tale of sand, sun, and summer love!

Stacey McIntyre thinks she'll pay off her debt in no time when Andi, Rachel, and Kim ask her to manage Creative Cupcakes' stand on the beach. But selling cupcakes isn't as easy as it seems. Especially when Dave Wright, the handsome owner of an ice cream truck, proves he's as determined as the dive-bombing seagulls to take away her sales.

Dave's done with dating and done with beautiful, headstrong women like Stacey. Then the refrigeration system in his truck breaks, and instead of gloating, Stacey helps him out of a tight spot … and is rewarded with a kiss.

Now Stacey isn't sure where they stand. Will Dave push her back into the role of rival? Or can she convince Mr. Wright that working together will lead to sweeter rewards?


Taste of Romance - The Cupcake Diaries, #3

Taste of Romance
  • Number: 9780062242839
  • Release: 2013-05-21
  • Author: Darlene Panzera
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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For fans of Debbie Macomber comes Taste of Romance, the third installment in the Cupcake Diaries series.

Kimberly Burke has avoided all types of risk since her mother's deadly plane crash—including risky relationships. Seems like everyone is always leaving her behind: her ex-boyfriend, her mother, and now her sister Andi and best friend Rachel—who have each found the man of her dreams.

Then she meets Nathaniel when she mistakes his backyard for the new community park. He loves her passion, and when he learns of her wistful desire to travel, he takes her up in a hot air balloon, hoping to overcome her fear of flying so that she can accompany him abroad.

But before he leaves, they must catch the Cupcake Bandit and replace the money stolen from Creative Cupcakes before the shop is shut down. Will discovering the thief's identity persuade Kim to take a risk on love ... or will she stay behind and let Nathaniel fly off without her?


Bet You'll Marry Me

Bet You'll Marry Me
  • Number: B007HB8E8A
  • Release: 2012-12-04
  • Author: Darlene Panzera
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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In Darlene Panzera's debut full-length romance, an entire town places a bet on just whom pretty Jenny O'Brien will marry . . . and her choice surprises them all!

Marry Her and Win

When tall, handsome out-of-towner Nick Chandler first sets eyes on Jenny O'Brien, she's storming into the Bets & Burgers Café, wielding a broom and threatening the safety of every man in sight. Hey, he figures, she's got the right to be annoyed—the whole town seems to be laying bets on whom Jenny will marry.

Nick's annoyed as well. He didn't think he'd have to propose to romance the land away from her, but to save his sister and his ill-fated business, he jumps into the fray and bets $10,000 that Jenny will marry him.

Now the only thing stopping him from seizing her land . . . may be his own heart.

Originally published in shorter form under the title The Bet; first appeared within Debbie Macomber's Family Affair.


Love in Time for Christmas - Christmas Anthology

Love in Time for Christmas
  • Number: B00A8OB0PM
  • Release: 2012-11-15
  • Authors: Karen Hall, Jennifer Conner, Darlene Panzera, Debby Lee, Julie Kavanagh
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Bringing Christmas magic into the world with a collection of sweet romance stories by best-selling authors, Darlene Panzera, Debby Lee, Julie Kavanagh, Karen Hall, and Jennifer Conner.

Me and Mr. Claus byDarlene Panzera: Darlene is Avon Books' and Debbie Macomber's Make Your Dreams Come True contest winner. Kristen is upset when her boss gives her an ultimatum: play "Mrs. Claus" for the advertising agency's three charity events for children or be fired. She decides becoming Mrs. Claus is better than being unemployed - but not by much.

Can a handsome young "Santa" help her discover the joys of the season and find the true spirit of Christmas?

Christmas Butterflies by Debby Lee: Misty Spain discovers a little ragamuffin peddling jewelry in back of the restaurant where she waits tables. Misty instantly takes the child into her heart, along with a blond haired blue eyed police officer named Erik, who wanders in for a cup of coffee. Little Miss Ragamuffin teeters precariously on the edge of disaster as Misty and Erik fight the judicial system, and each other,

to intervene.

Christmas Kisses by Julie Kavanagh: Sophie loves Christmas and it’s that time of year again but amidst the tinsel and glitter are memories of a wonderful man and a romance which went very wrong. While helping out a friend at a speed-dating evening, Sophie meets up with that very man when he sits down at her table. Is it coincidence that Michael has turned up at this holiday and will Christmas ever be the same again?

You're My Secret Santa, Baby by Karen Hall: Co-workers Joy Temple and Daniel Graves plot to bring together their always arguing supervisors-by Christmas. But will they be able to overcome their shyness and admit that the match they really want to make happen, is their own?

All I want for Christmas is You by Jennifer Conner: Ruby’s day at the office is a disaster. She’s been forced to host the biggest bomb Christmas party ever. Nothing could help make it better Henry, the cute office supply delivery guy has other plans. As he whisks Ruby away, will his secret ideas save her rotten Christmas? Only Santa knows.


Me and Mr. Claus

Me and Mr. Claus
  • Number: B006HLQJAQ
  • Release: 2011-12-02
  • Author: Darlene Panzera
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Darlene Panzera is Avon Books' and Debbie Macomber's Make Your Dreams Come True contest winner.

Kristen is upset when her boss gives her an ultimatum: play "Mrs. Claus" for the advertising agency's three charity events for children or be fired.

She decides becoming Mrs. Claus is better than being unemployed - but not by much.

Can a handsome young "Santa" help her discover the joys of the season and find the true spirit of Christmas?


A Look of Love

A Look of Love
  • Number: B0051EZV0Y
  • Release: 2011-05-17
  • Author: Darlene Panzera
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Noelle should have leapt for joy when Jack proposed. Instead she asked for time.

Why couldn’t she bring herself to say ‘yes?’

Too distracted to see the ice, her car slips off the road on the way to her brother’s wedding reception.

Can the handsome blue-eyed stranger who comes to her rescue provide an answer to her dilemma?


A Perfect Opportunity

A Perfect Opportunity
  • Number: B004SYA7C0
  • Release: 2011-03-19
  • Author: Darlene Panzera
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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A young widow with a son, Sarah is trying to make life as normal as possible. When a special gift for her son needs a man's touch, Sarah looks to her new neighbor. She just may find more than a helping hand when she pays him a visit.


Book Library

  • Montana Hearts Montana Hearts
  • Montana Hearts Montana Hearts
  • Montana Hearts Montana Hearts
  • The Cupcake Diaries The Cupcake Diaries
  • Taste of Romance Taste of Romance
  • Bet You'll Marry Me Bet You'll Marry Me
  • Love in Time for Christmas Love in Time for Christmas
  • Me and Mr. Claus Me and Mr. Claus
  • A Look of Love A Look of Love
  • A Perfect Opportunity A Perfect Opportunity