Janet Dailey Books

Janet Dailey was a well-established writer who has penned more than 20 novels, which have been featured on the best sellers list of New York Times. Dailey’s books have been translated into more than 15 languages and sold approximately 300 million copies. Exceedingly decisive and strong characters and a strong sense of place and time characterize Janet Dailey’s novels. Janet Dailey used her stories to confront exceedingly controversial and important social issues. Born Janet Haradon, in Storm Lake Ohio, to a hairdresser mother and an elementary school teacher, Janet has always been an avid reader and an aspiring writer. Encouraged by her three sisters, who used to read her stories, she managed to obtain a library card at a very tender age. She was raised in an exceedingly small and rural town in America. A majority of her books have all been set in a rural setting.

Order of Aspen Series

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1 Aspen Gold 1991 Description / Buy
2 Illusions 1997 Description / Buy

Order of The Tylers of Texas Series

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1 Texas True 2014 Description / Buy
2 Texas Tough 2015 Description / Buy

Order of A Cowboy Christmas Series

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1 Long, Tall Christmas 2015 Description / Buy

Order of New Americana Series

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1 Sunrise Canyon 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Calder Saga Series

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1 This Calder Sky 1981 Description / Buy
2 This Calder Range 1982 Description / Buy
3 Stands A Calder Man 1983 Description / Buy
4 Calder Born, Calder Bred 1983 Description / Buy
5 Calder Pride 1999 Description / Buy
6 Green Calder Grass 2002 Description / Buy
7 Shifting Calder Wind 2003 Description / Buy
8 Calder Promise 2004 Description / Buy
9 Lone Calder Star 2005 Description / Buy
10 Calder Storm 2006 Description / Buy
11 Santa In Montana 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Americana Series

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1 Savage Land 1974 Description / Buy
2 Darling Jenny 1974 Description / Buy
3 Fire and Ice 1975 Description / Buy
4 Land Of Enchantment 1975 Description / Buy
5 After The Storm (Short Story) 1975 Description / Buy
6 Boss Man from Ogallala 1975 Description / Buy
7 Show Me 1976 Description / Buy
8 The Homeplace 1976 Description / Buy
9 Dangerous Masquerade 1976 Description / Buy
10 Valley of the Vapours 1976 Description / Buy
11 A Lyon's Share (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
12 Dangerous Masquerade (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
13 Night of the Cotillion (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
14 Valley of the Vapours (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
15 A Lyon's Share (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
16 Six White Horses (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
17 The Widow and the Wastrel 1977 Description / Buy
18 Big Sky Country (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
19 The Matchmakers (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
20 Reilly's Woman 1977 Description / Buy
21 The Indy Man 1977 Description / Buy
22 Bluegrass King 1977 Description / Buy
23 Big Sky Country (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
24 The Indy Man (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
25 To Tell the Truth 1977 Description / Buy
26 Sonora Sundown 1978 Description / Buy
27 Summer Mahogany (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
28 The Bride of the Delta Queen 1978 Description / Buy
29 Giant of Mesabi (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
30 Green Mountain Man (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
31 Beware Of The Stranger (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
32 Low Country Liar (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
33 Tidewater Lover 1978 Description / Buy
34 Bed of Grass 1979 Description / Buy
35 Kona Winds 1979 Description / Buy
36 That Boston Man 1979 Description / Buy
37 Strange Bedfellow 1979 Description / Buy
38 Sentimental Journey (Short Story) 1979 Description / Buy
39 A Land Called Deseret (Short Story) 1979 Description / Buy
40 For Mike's Sake 1979 Description / Buy
41 Heart of Stone (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
42 Wild and Wonderful 1980 Description / Buy
43 The Mating Season 1980 Description / Buy
44 Southern Nights 1980 Description / Buy
45 Lord Of The High Lonesome 1980 Description / Buy
46 Enemy In Camp 1980 Description / Buy
47 Southern Nights (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
48 The Thawing of Mara 1980 Description / Buy
49 Difficult Decision (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
50 That Carolina Summer (Short Story) 1981 Description / Buy
51 With a Little Luck 1981 Description / Buy
52 A Tradition Of Pride 1981 Description / Buy
53 Dakota Dreamin' (Short Story) 1981 Description / Buy
54 With a Little Luck (Short Story) 1981 Description / Buy
55 The Travelling Kind 1981 Description / Buy
56 Northern Magic 1982 Description / Buy
57 One of the Boys 1983 Description / Buy

Order of Bannon Brothers Series

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1 Trust 2011 Description / Buy
2 Honor 2012 Description / Buy
3 Triumph 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Cord & Stacy Series

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1 No Quarter Asked 1974 Description / Buy
2 Fiesta San Antonio 1977 Description / Buy
3 For Bitter or Worse 1978 Description / Buy
4 A Land Called Deseret 1979 Description / Buy

Order of Janet Dailey Standalone Novels

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1 Sweet Promise 1976 Description / Buy
2 Something Extra (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
3 To Santa With Love 1977 Description / Buy
4 The Master Fiddler 1977 Description / Buy
5 The Ivory Cane (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
6 For Mike`s Sake 1979 Description / Buy
7 Touch the Wind 1979 Description / Buy
8 The Rogue 1979 Description / Buy
9 Ride The Thunder 1980 Description / Buy
10 Nightway 1980 Description / Buy
11 The Hostage Bride 1981 Description / Buy
12 For the Love of God 1981 Description / Buy
13 The Lancaster Men 1981 Description / Buy
14 Eve's Christmas 1982 Description / Buy
15 Terms Of Surrender 1982 Description / Buy
16 Mistletoe and Holly 1982 Description / Buy
17 Wildcatter's Woman 1982 Description / Buy
18 The Second Time 1982 Description / Buy
19 Boss Man From Ogallala 1982 Description / Buy
20 Terms of Surrender 1982 Description / Buy
21 The Best Way to Lose 1983 Description / Buy
22 Foxfire Light 1983 Description / Buy
23 Silver Wings, Santiago Blue 1984 Description / Buy
24 The Pride of Hannah Wade 1984 Description / Buy
25 Searching For Santa 1984 Description / Buy
26 Leftover Love 1984 Description / Buy
27 The Glory Game 1985 Description / Buy
28 The Great Alone 1986 Description / Buy
29 Heiress 1987 Description / Buy
30 Travelling Kind 1987 Description / Buy
31 Rivals 1988 Description / Buy
32 Masquerade 1990 Description / Buy
33 Tangled Vines 1992 Description / Buy
34 American Dreams 1994 Description / Buy
35 Riding High (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
36 The Proud and the Free 1994 Description / Buy
37 Legacies 1995 Description / Buy
38 Gousha Pennsylvania roadmap 1996 Description / Buy
39 The Healing Touch 1996 Description / Buy
40 Notorious 1996 Description / Buy
41 A Spring Bouquet 1996 Description / Buy
42 Scrooge Wore Spurs 1997 Description / Buy
43 A Capital Holiday 2001 Description / Buy
44 Can't Say Goodbye 2002 Description / Buy
45 Always With Love 2002 Description / Buy
46 Because Of You 2002 Description / Buy
47 Maybe This Christmas 2003 Description / Buy
48 The Not Forgotten War (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
49 Forever 2004 Description / Buy
50 Dance With Me 2004 Description / Buy
51 Everything 2004 Description / Buy
52 Happily Ever After 2005 Description / Buy
53 It Takes Two 2005 Description / Buy
54 Going My Way 2005 Description / Buy
55 Ranch Dressing 2006 Description / Buy
56 Bring the Ring 2006 Description / Buy
57 Try To Resist Me 2006 Description / Buy
58 Something More 2007 Description / Buy
59 With This Kiss 2007 Description / Buy
60 Wearing White 2007 Description / Buy
61 Man of Mine 2007 Description / Buy
62 Mistletoe and Molly 2007 Description / Buy
63 Crazy In Love 2008 Description / Buy
64 Yes, I Do 2008 Description / Buy
65 When You Kiss Me 2009 Description / Buy
66 Texas Kiss 2009 Description / Buy
67 Lover Man 2009 Description / Buy
68 Santa In A Stetson 2009 Description / Buy
69 American Destiny 2009 Description / Buy
70 That Loving Feeling 2010 Description / Buy
71 Close To You 2010 Description / Buy
72 A Cowboy Under My Christmas Tree 2012 Description / Buy
73 Merry Christmas, Cowboy 2013 Description / Buy
74 Christmas in Cowboy Country 2014 Description / Buy
75 Long, Tall Christmas 2015 Description / Buy
76 Happy Is the Bride 2017 Description / Buy
77 Just a Little Christmas 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Janet Dailey Short Story Collections

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1 Happy Holidays 2004 Description / Buy

Anthologies/Collaborations

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1 Marry Me, Cowboy! 1995 Description / Buy
2 Unmasked 1997 Description / Buy
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After she had completed her high school education in the year 1962, Janet Dailey went on to serve as a construction company secretary. Dailey eventually got married to one Bill Dailey, the owner of the construction firm in the year 1964. In the year 1974, the two sold the construction firm and used the money from the sale to purchase a Silver Steamer Trailer that the used to travel around the United States. It was during this period that Janet Dailey, informed her husband, that she could pen down, a much better romance novel. Her husband, in turn, challenged her to write one. No Quarter Asked was the resultant manuscript and was accepted by Harlequin publishers. Dailey then went ahead to pen more than 50 romance novels for Harlequin publishers and approximately 100 novels in her lifetime. While she was cruising around the world in a trailer home, Dailey penned down the fiftieth novel, which is a part of the Janet Dailey American series, where each of the stories was formulated to represent each of the American states.

This achievement, in turn, earned her a slot in the Guinness Book of records. Janet Dailey’s American series, in turn, placed heroes, courtships, and heroines in the American West. These novels, in turn, introduced the female characters as the main characters normally marginalized in the traditional American Western setting, challenging the traditional societal expectations and confronting the various elements as well. Despite the fact that all the books in this series were set in a contemporary setting, there were so many parallels with traditional western fiction regarding themes and place.

Janet Dailey Awards

Janet Dailey is yet to receive any literary award.

Janet Dailey Books into Movies

When a Spider Bites and Foxfire Light were made into motion pictures. Janet Dailey’s husband, Bill Dailey was the producer of these movies.

Best Janet Dailey Books

Dangerous Masquerade: The first book in the Americana book series. In this book, the author, Janet Dailey introduces the readers to Laurie. The book begins as Laurie is pretending to be her cousin so that she can be able to retain the livelihood and the business that belonged to her aunt and uncle. Thus, when her acting is in a film acting, Laurie is, in turn, sent all the way to Alabama so that she can pose as her cousin, Laraine and also meet with the aunt to her cousin’s fiancée. Upon arriving, Laurie and his aunt end up becoming the best of friends. However, when Rian comes back early than expected, everything begins to go wrong. There is indeed many reasons as to why these two characters to not only engage in conflict but also fail to trust one another. The second novel in the American book series has been set in Alaska, and it is titled Northern Magic. One Shanon Heyes is betrothed to push Rick to Pilot. After she receives a one-way ticket from the pilot, Shannon Heyes heads to the Northern Frontier only to discover that no one has seen the pilot for more than two weeks.

When Shannon eventually discovers that the pilot may have crashed in an unknown location in the wilderness, she thus initiates a search party, and in the process meets with one Cody Steele who pursues Shannon relentlessly.

The Calder Sky: The Calder Saga is also another excellent series by Janet Dailey, and in the first book of the Calder Saga series, the author introduces the readers to Benteen Calder, who happens to be the heir to Seth Calder’s ranch and dream.

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