Lorrie Farrelly

Biography

A Navy brat and graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, LORRIE FARRELLY is proud to be a Fightin' Banana Slug. Following graduate school at Northwestern University, she began a career in education that included teaching art to 4th graders, drama to 8th graders, and finally, math to high school students.

She's a three-time winner on "Jeopardy!", has shepherded wide-eyed foreign exchange students along Hollywood Blvd, and has happily curried and shoveled as a ranch hand at Disneyland's Circle D Ranch. And always, she writes.

Lorrie has won a Presidential Commendation for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics. She's been a Renaissance nominee for Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the Orange Rose Award in romantic fiction. She's never won the lottery, except where her family is concerned. For her, they're the ultimate prize.

WHAT READERS AND REVIEWERS ARE SAYING about Lorrie's books:

"Filled with sweet emotion, but also heart wrenching hurt, TERMS OF SURRENDER by Lorrie Farrelly is exactly why I am such a fan of historical fiction!"

"TERMS OF SURRENDER is a heart-melting, pulse-racing, beautiful piece of literature."

"TIMELAPSE is a fast-paced story that keeps the pages turning until the very end. This is one of my favorite books of the year!"

"DANGEROUS is a beautiful romance, full of heart wrenching insecurity and doubt, but it is also a gripping thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat!"

"TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT Is very exciting...a fast-paced romantic thriller!"

"Wow. What a great book! TERMS OF TEMPTATION has it all: coherent plot, clear setting, credible dialogue and slang (for 1903, Wyoming), textured primary and secondary characters, humor, pathos, villainy and murderous mayhem (but not too much), authentic adolescents, adorable baby wild animals, and a few profoundly moving scenes involving the family ghost, or guardian angel."

"Using a great descriptive style, Ms. Farrelly has written a wonderful story not only of danger and impending doom, but also a love story liberally sprinkled with humor. THE GUARDIAN'S ANGEL."

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Books By This Author

“Wow. What a great book! This one has it all: coherent plot, clear setting, credible dialogue and slang (for 1903, Wyoming), textured primary and secondary characters, humor, pathos, villainy and murderous mayhem (but not too much), authentic adolescents, adorable baby wild animals, and a few profoundly moving scenes involving the family ghost, or guardian angel.”

“A powerful and engaging novel– a great blend of romance, character development, and adventure...Strongly emotional romance with significant suspense and just a touch of the supernatural...Utterly compelling!”

“I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance that has so much more, action, adventure, intrigue, and intensity.”

“Lorrie Farrelly delivers the magic!”

“I loved it. The author has written such a great story and it is so descriptive, making you feel as if you are the one in danger...A thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last!”

“I was completely bowled over...This is a beautiful romance, full of heart wrenching insecurity and doubt, but it is also a gripping thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I thoroughly recommend it.”

“TERMS OF SURRENDER is a heart melting, pulse racing, beautiful piece of literature.”

“Tense moments are put beside scenes denoting pure love and tenderness. It's a complementing mix that gives readers exactly what they are looking for in a romantic suspense...Author Lorrie Farrelly touches on a relevant issue in her romantic suspense Dangerous, enlightening readers about the crimes which prejudices incite. Fluid and detailed, Farrelly's writing style gives readers a multi-dimensional impression of her characters making them feel real. Each one could be someone that the reader knows in real life making them personable and relatable to the reader.”

“TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT reads like an epic novel. A historical romance that provides plenty of suspense and drama, along with a twist of supernatural flair makes for a page-turning read. The author easily pulls readers back to the days when people traveled by train or stagecoach, and when the west was still far from tame...The characters are solid, too. So much more than just another historical love story, there is a richness in detail. The author is a true wordsmith, choosing her words to describe the situation without dwelling on the darkness of spousal abuse. While this book is the second in a series, the author provides enough background information that it can easily be read as a stand-alone work.”

“Lorrie Farrelly is an incredible writer. TIMELAPSE literally kept me on my toes. This is such a remarkable novel. I could not put it down until I finished. I felt as if I were actually in the story... This novel greatly moved me. I highly recommend this book.”

“I was captivated by Ms. Farrelly’s wordsmith skills, as well as the verisimilitude and historical accuracy she brought to the narratives and dialogue about the War, the soldiers and their language...At the end, Ms Farrelly delivered a twist to the plot that was unexpected, shocking and utterly real. I turned off my e-reader, completely satisfied and convinced that Ms. Farrelly is a far more romantic and entertaining writer than Louis L’Amour...ever was.”

“A fascinating book with amazing characters. Jessie is only twenty-two and yet is willing to put her life on the line for a better world. Alex is willing to do whatever it takes to get his son back and bring the United States back to its former glory. It is a story of courage, people risking it all to fight for peace. I was hooked from the first page and couldn't put the book down until the end.”

“An interesting wonderful story that kept me turning the pages. The handsome man bound by duty and the young adventurous woman that found her true passion. A great read!”

“Filled with sweet emotion, but also heart wrenching hurt, TERMS OF SURRENDER by Lorrie Farrelly is exactly why I am such a fan of historical fiction! It's a story that had my emotions all over the place. From the harshness of the west, to the birth of a new baby. Tenderness at one turn, but heartbreak could be right around the corner. The storytelling is done with such amazing clarity that I found myself easily transported into the lives of Annie, Robbie, and Michael. Each character literally jumps off the pages...Great characters, a touching romance with a bit of sizzle, and a plot that provides enough danger and suspense to keep it interesting make TERMS OF SURRENDER a stand out historical romance.”

“This novel had everything, action, romance, rich characters and a plot you can sink your teeth into!”

“Professor Alex Morgan accidentally discovers a time travel device...Unfortunately, it is not obvious what the device can do and he doesn't know how to work it. When he toys with it, it suddenly activates, taking him ... to a parallel universe that is very different from his own. Farrelly has done a marvelous job describing a world gone crazy... I recommend (TIMELAPSE) to anyone who likes a fast-paced story that keeps the pages turning until the very end. This is one of my favorite books of the year!”

“Lorrie Farrelly has created characters that are so real and a story that captured me from the very first page. TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT has so much - suspense, drama, historical romance.”

“Fast-paced and with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader interested and glued to his seat...A very beautifully written historical romance that will awe and wow you. I highly recommend TERMS OF SURRENDER!”

“A powerful story. It incorporates love, danger, and excitement, with a soupcon of the paranormal.”

“Using a great descriptive style, Ms. Farrelly has written a wonderful story not only of danger and impending doom, but also a love story liberally sprinkled with humor.”

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