BRETTON, Barbara. American, b. 1950. Genres: Novels, Romance/Historical, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Writer, 1983-. Cross Country, computer programmer, Syosset, NY, 1974-82. Publications: ROMANCE NOVELS: Love Changes, 1983; The Sweetest of Debts, 1984; No Safe Place, 1985; Starfire, 1985; The Edge of Forever, 1986; Promises in the Night, 1986; Shooting Star, 1986; Somewhere in Time, 1992; Tomorrow and Always, 1994; One and Only, 1994; The Invisible Groom, 1994; Destiny's Child, 1995; Maybe This Time, 1995; Guilty Pleasures, 1996; Operation: Baby, 1997; Sleeping Alone, 1997; Always, 1998; Operation: Family, 1998; Second Harmony; Nobody's Baby (as Men: Made in America); Mother Knows Best; Mrs. Scrooge (as By Request); Bundle of Joy (as Here Come the Grooms); Daddy's Girl; Renegade Lover; Sentimental Journey; Stranger in Paradise; Playing for Time; Honeymoon Hotel; A Fine Madness; All We Know of Heaven; The Bride Came C.O.D.; Operation: Husband; Once Around, 1998; The Day We Met, 1999; At Last, 2000; A Soft Place to Fall, 2001; Because You Loved Me, 2003. HISTORICAL NOVELS: The Perfect Wife, 1997; The Reluctant Bride; Fire's Lady; Midnight Lover. Contributor of novellas to anthologies. Contributor of short stories and articles to periodicals.