Janet Dailey Books

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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 Bannon Brothers Series

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

Order of Bennetts Series

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1 Christmas in Cowboy Country 2014 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

Chronological Order of Calder Saga Series

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1 This Calder Range 1982 Description / Buy
2 Stands a Calder Man 1983 Description / Buy
3 This Calder Sky 1981 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 Calder Brand Series

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1 Calder Brand 2021 Description / Buy
2 Calder Grit 2022 Description / Buy

Order of The Champions Series

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1 Whirlwind 2020 Description / Buy
2 Whiplash 2021 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

Order of The Christmas Tree Ranch Series

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1 My Kind of Christmas 2018 Description / Buy
2 It's a Christmas Thing 2019 Description / Buy
3 Holding Out for Christmas 2020 Description / Buy
4 Santa's Sweetheart 2021 Description / Buy

Order of A Cowboy Christmas Series

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1 Long, Tall Christmas 2015 Description / Buy
2 Christmas on My Mind 2016 Description / Buy
3 Just a Little Christmas 2017 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
3 Texas Tall 2017 Description / Buy
4 Texas Fierce 2017 Description / Buy
5 Texas Free 2018 Description / Buy
6 Texas Forever 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Americana Series

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1 Savage Land: Texas 1974 Description / Buy
2 Fire and Ice: California 1975 Description / Buy
3 Darling Jenny: Wyoming 1975 Description / Buy
4 Land of Enchantment: New Mexico 1975 Description / Buy
5 After the Storm: Colorado (Short Story) 1975 Description / Buy
6 Boss Man From Ogallala: Nebraska 1975 Description / Buy
7 Show Me: Missouri 1976 Description / Buy
8 The Homeplace: Iowa 1976 Description / Buy
9 Dangerous Masquerade: Alabama (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
10 Night of the Cotillion: Georgia (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
11 Valley of the Vapours: Arkansas (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
12 A Lyon's Share: Illinois (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
13 Big Sky Country: Montana (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
14 The Matchmakers: Delaware (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
15 Reilly's Woman: Nevada 1977 Description / Buy
16 The Indy Man: Indiana 1977 Description / Buy
17 Six White Horses: Oklahoma (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
18 The Widow and the Wastrel: Ohio 1977 Description / Buy
19 Bluegrass King: Kentucky 1977 Description / Buy
20 To Tell the Truth: Oregon 1977 Description / Buy
21 Sonora Sundown: Arizona 1978 Description / Buy
22 Summer Mahogany: Maine (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
23 The Bride of the Delta Queen: Louisiana 1978 Description / Buy
24 Green Mountain Man: Vermont (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
25 Beware of the Stranger: New York (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
26 Giant of Mesabi: Minnesota (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
27 Tidewater Lover: Virginia 1978 Description / Buy
28 Bed of Grass: Maryland 1979 Description / Buy
29 Low Country Liar: South Carolina (Short Story) 1979 Description / Buy
30 Kona Winds: Hawaii 1979 Description / Buy
31 That Boston Man: Massachusetts 1979 Description / Buy
32 Strange Bedfellow: Rhode Island 1979 Description / Buy
33 Sentimental Journey: Tennessee (Short Story) 1979 Description / Buy
34 A Land Called Deseret: Utah (Short Story) 1979 Description / Buy
35 For Mike's Sake: Washington 1979 Description / Buy
36 Lord of the High Lonesome: North Dakota 1980 Description / Buy
37 Heart of Stone: New Hampshire (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
38 Wild and Wonderful: West Virginia 1980 Description / Buy
39 Enemy in Camp: Michigan 1980 Description / Buy
40 Southern Nights: Florida (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
41 The Thawing of a Mara: Pennsylvania 1980 Description / Buy
42 The Mating Season: Kansas 1980 Description / Buy
43 Difficult Decision: Connecticut (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
44 One of the Boys: New Jersey 1981 Description / Buy
45 A Tradition of Pride: Mississippi 1981 Description / Buy
46 Dakota Dreamin': South Dakota (Short Story) 1981 Description / Buy
47 With a Little Luck: Wisconsin (Short Story) 1981 Description / Buy
48 That Carolina Summer: North Carolina (Short Story) 1981 Description / Buy
49 The Travelling Kind: Idaho 1981 Description / Buy
50 Northern Magic: Alaska 1982 Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Americana Series

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1 Dangerous Masquerade: Alabama (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
2 Northern Magic: Alaska 1982 Description / Buy
3 Sonora Sundown: Arizona 1978 Description / Buy
4 Valley of the Vapours: Arkansas (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
5 Fire and Ice: California 1975 Description / Buy
6 After the Storm: Colorado (Short Story) 1975 Description / Buy
7 Difficult Decision: Connecticut (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
8 The Matchmakers: Delaware (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
9 Southern Nights: Florida (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
10 Night of the Cotillion: Georgia (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
11 Kona Winds: Hawaii 1979 Description / Buy
12 The Travelling Kind: Idaho 1981 Description / Buy
13 A Lyon's Share: Illinois (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
14 The Indy Man: Indiana 1977 Description / Buy
15 The Homeplace: Iowa 1976 Description / Buy
16 The Mating Season: Kansas 1980 Description / Buy
17 Bluegrass King: Kentucky 1977 Description / Buy
18 The Bride of the Delta Queen: Louisiana 1978 Description / Buy
19 Summer Mahogany: Maine (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
20 Bed of Grass: Maryland 1979 Description / Buy
21 That Boston Man: Massachusetts 1979 Description / Buy
22 Enemy in Camp: Michigan 1980 Description / Buy
23 Giant of Mesabi: Minnesota (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
24 A Tradition of Pride: Mississippi 1981 Description / Buy
25 Show Me: Missouri 1976 Description / Buy
26 Big Sky Country: Montana (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
27 Boss Man From Ogallala: Nebraska 1975 Description / Buy
28 Reilly's Woman: Nevada 1977 Description / Buy
29 Heart of Stone: New Hampshire (Short Story) 1980 Description / Buy
30 One of the Boys: New Jersey 1981 Description / Buy
31 Land of Enchantment: New Mexico 1975 Description / Buy
32 Beware of the Stranger: New York (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
33 That Carolina Summer: North Carolina (Short Story) 1981 Description / Buy
34 Lord of the High Lonesome: North Dakota 1980 Description / Buy
35 The Widow and the Wastrel: Ohio 1977 Description / Buy
36 Six White Horses: Oklahoma (Short Story) 1977 Description / Buy
37 To Tell the Truth: Oregon 1977 Description / Buy
38 The Thawing of a Mara: Pennsylvania 1980 Description / Buy
39 Strange Bedfellow: Rhode Island 1979 Description / Buy
40 Low Country Liar: South Carolina (Short Story) 1979 Description / Buy
41 Dakota Dreamin': South Dakota (Short Story) 1981 Description / Buy
42 Sentimental Journey: Tennessee (Short Story) 1979 Description / Buy
43 Savage Land: Texas 1974 Description / Buy
44 A Land Called Deseret: Utah (Short Story) 1979 Description / Buy
45 Green Mountain Man: Vermont (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
46 Tidewater Lover: Virginia 1978 Description / Buy
47 For Mike's Sake: Washington 1979 Description / Buy
48 Wild and Wonderful: West Virginia 1980 Description / Buy
49 With a Little Luck: Wisconsin (Short Story) 1981 Description / Buy
50 Darling Jenny: Wyoming 1975 Description / Buy

Order of New Americana Series

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1 Sunrise Canyon 2016 Description / Buy
2 Refuge Cove 2018 Description / Buy
3 Letters from Peaceful Lane 2019 Description / Buy
4 Hart's Hollow Farm 2019 Description / Buy
5 Paradise Peak 2021 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 Touch the Wind 1979 Description / Buy
7 The Rogue 1979 Description / Buy
8 Ride the Thunder 1980 Description / Buy
9 Nightway 1980 Description / Buy
10 The Hostage Bride 1981 Description / Buy
11 For the Love of God 1981 Description / Buy
12 The Lancaster Men 1981 Description / Buy
13 Eve's Christmas 1982 Description / Buy
14 Mistletoe and Holly 1982 Description / Buy
15 Wildcatter's Woman 1982 Description / Buy
16 The Second Time 1982 Description / Buy
17 Terms of Surrender 1982 Description / Buy
18 The Best Way to Lose 1983 Description / Buy
19 Foxfire Light 1983 Description / Buy
20 Western Man 1983 Description / Buy
21 Separate Cabins 1983 Description / Buy
22 Silver Wings, Santiago Blue 1984 Description / Buy
23 The Pride of Hannah Wade 1984 Description / Buy
24 Searching For Santa 1984 Description / Buy
25 Leftover Love 1984 Description / Buy
26 The Glory Game 1985 Description / Buy
27 The Great Alone 1986 Description / Buy
28 Heiress 1987 Description / Buy
29 Travelling Kind 1987 Description / Buy
30 Rivals 1988 Description / Buy
31 Honourable Friends 1989 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 The Healing Touch 1996 Description / Buy
39 Notorious 1996 Description / Buy
40 A Spring Bouquet 1996 Description / Buy
41 Scrooge Wore Spurs 1997 Description / Buy
42 A Capital Holiday 2001 Description / Buy
43 Can't Say Goodbye 2002 Description / Buy
44 Maybe This Christmas 2003 Description / Buy
45 The Not Forgotten War (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
46 Something More 2007 Description / Buy
47 Mistletoe and Molly 2007 Description / Buy
48 Stealing Kisses 2008 Description / Buy
49 Santa in a Stetson 2009 Description / Buy
50 American Destiny 2009 Description / Buy
51 That Loving Feeling 2010 Description / Buy
52 Close to You 2010 Description / Buy
53 A Cowboy Under My Christmas Tree 2012 Description / Buy
54 Merry Christmas, Cowboy 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Janet Dailey Short Story Collections

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1 Happy Holidays 2004 Description / Buy

Janet Dailey Anthologies

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1 Christmas Magic 1991 Description / Buy
2 Marry Me, Cowboy! 1995 Description / Buy
3 Unmasked 1997 Description / Buy
4 You're Still the One 2013 Description / Buy
5 Happy is the Bride 2017 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.

When Does The Next Janet Dailey book come out?

The next book by Janet Dailey is Calder Grit and will be released on February, 22nd 2022. It is the newest book in the Calder Brand Series.

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  1. Thank you for this updated information. Did Janet have a lot of books written or outlined but not released when she passed away? I really don’t want duplicates of her books; I have almost every book she has written; and under the original Harlequin, Silhouette, or basic novel release. If some of these later books are just reprint of previously released books under new titles, how do I find that out first? I always get paperbacks and don’t mind spending a few dollars, but I am not wealthy and don’t need to be wasting money on returning duplicate books. Example: Is Mistletoe and Holly the same as Mistletoe and Molly? Thank you again.

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