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

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

Order of Bannon Brothers Series

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

Order of Bennetts Series

1Christmas in Cowboy Country 2014Description / Buy

Order of Calder Saga Series

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

Chronological Order of Calder Saga Series

1This Calder Range1982Description / Buy
2Stands a Calder Man1983Description / Buy
3This Calder Sky1981Description / Buy
4Calder Born, Calder Bred1983Description / Buy
5Calder Pride1999Description / Buy
6Green Calder Grass2002Description / Buy
7Shifting Calder Wind2003Description / Buy
8Calder Promise2004Description / Buy
9Lone Calder Star2005Description / Buy
10Calder Storm2006Description / Buy
11Santa in Montana2010Description / Buy

Order of Calder Brand Series

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

Order of The Champions Series

1Whirlwind 2020Description / Buy
2Whiplash 2021Description / Buy

Order of Cord & Stacy Series

1No Quarter Asked 1974Description / Buy
2Fiesta San Antonio 1977Description / Buy
3For Bitter or Worse 1978Description / Buy

Order of The Christmas Tree Ranch Series

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

Order of A Cowboy Christmas Series

1Long, Tall Christmas 2015Description / Buy
2Christmas on My Mind 2016Description / Buy
3Just a Little Christmas 2017Description / Buy

Order of The Tylers of Texas Series

1Texas True 2014Description / Buy
2Texas Tough 2015Description / Buy
3Texas Tall 2017Description / Buy
4Texas Fierce 2017Description / Buy
5Texas Free 2018Description / Buy
6Texas Forever 2019Description / Buy

Order of Americana Series

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

Chronological Order of Americana Series

1Dangerous Masquerade: Alabama (Short Story)1976Description / Buy
2Northern Magic: Alaska1982Description / Buy
3Sonora Sundown: Arizona1978Description / Buy
4Valley of the Vapours: Arkansas (Short Story)1976Description / Buy
5Fire and Ice: California1975Description / Buy
6After the Storm: Colorado (Short Story)1975Description / Buy
7Difficult Decision: Connecticut (Short Story)1980Description / Buy
8The Matchmakers: Delaware (Short Story)1977Description / Buy
9Southern Nights: Florida (Short Story)1980Description / Buy
10Night of the Cotillion: Georgia (Short Story)1976Description / Buy
11Kona Winds: Hawaii1979Description / Buy
12The Travelling Kind: Idaho1981Description / Buy
13A Lyon's Share: Illinois (Short Story)1976Description / Buy
14The Indy Man: Indiana1977Description / Buy
15The Homeplace: Iowa1976Description / Buy
16The Mating Season: Kansas1980Description / Buy
17Bluegrass King: Kentucky1977Description / Buy
18The Bride of the Delta Queen: Louisiana1978Description / Buy
19Summer Mahogany: Maine (Short Story)1978Description / Buy
20Bed of Grass: Maryland1979Description / Buy
21That Boston Man: Massachusetts1979Description / Buy
22Enemy in Camp: Michigan1980Description / Buy
23Giant of Mesabi: Minnesota (Short Story)1978Description / Buy
24A Tradition of Pride: Mississippi1981Description / Buy
25Show Me: Missouri1976Description / Buy
26Big Sky Country: Montana (Short Story)1977Description / Buy
27Boss Man From Ogallala: Nebraska1975Description / Buy
28Reilly's Woman: Nevada1977Description / Buy
29Heart of Stone: New Hampshire (Short Story)1980Description / Buy
30One of the Boys: New Jersey1981Description / Buy
31Land of Enchantment: New Mexico1975Description / Buy
32Beware of the Stranger: New York (Short Story)1978Description / Buy
33That Carolina Summer: North Carolina (Short Story)1981Description / Buy
34Lord of the High Lonesome: North Dakota1980Description / Buy
35The Widow and the Wastrel: Ohio1977Description / Buy
36Six White Horses: Oklahoma (Short Story)1977Description / Buy
37To Tell the Truth: Oregon1977Description / Buy
38The Thawing of a Mara: Pennsylvania1980Description / Buy
39Strange Bedfellow: Rhode Island1979Description / Buy
40Low Country Liar: South Carolina (Short Story)1979Description / Buy
41Dakota Dreamin': South Dakota (Short Story)1981Description / Buy
42Sentimental Journey: Tennessee (Short Story)1979Description / Buy
43Savage Land: Texas1974Description / Buy
44A Land Called Deseret: Utah (Short Story)1979Description / Buy
45Green Mountain Man: Vermont (Short Story)1978Description / Buy
46Tidewater Lover: Virginia1978Description / Buy
47For Mike's Sake: Washington1979Description / Buy
48Wild and Wonderful: West Virginia1980Description / Buy
49With a Little Luck: Wisconsin (Short Story)1981Description / Buy
50Darling Jenny: Wyoming1975Description / Buy

Order of New Americana Series

1Sunrise Canyon 2016Description / Buy
2Refuge Cove 2018Description / Buy
3Letters from Peaceful Lane 2019Description / Buy
4Hart's Hollow Farm 2019Description / Buy
5Paradise Peak 2021Description / Buy

Order of Janet Dailey Standalone Novels

1Sweet Promise 1976Description / Buy
2Something Extra (Short Story) 1976Description / Buy
3To Santa with Love 1977Description / Buy
4The Master Fiddler 1977Description / Buy
5The Ivory Cane (Short Story) 1977Description / Buy
6Touch the Wind 1979Description / Buy
7The Rogue 1979Description / Buy
8Ride the Thunder 1980Description / Buy
9Nightway 1980Description / Buy
10The Hostage Bride 1981Description / Buy
11For the Love of God 1981Description / Buy
12The Lancaster Men 1981Description / Buy
13Eve's Christmas 1982Description / Buy
14Mistletoe and Holly 1982Description / Buy
15Wildcatter's Woman 1982Description / Buy
16The Second Time 1982Description / Buy
17Terms of Surrender 1982Description / Buy
18The Best Way to Lose 1983Description / Buy
19Foxfire Light 1983Description / Buy
20Western Man 1983Description / Buy
21Separate Cabins 1983Description / Buy
22Silver Wings, Santiago Blue 1984Description / Buy
23The Pride of Hannah Wade 1984Description / Buy
24Searching For Santa 1984Description / Buy
25Leftover Love 1984Description / Buy
26The Glory Game 1985Description / Buy
27The Great Alone 1986Description / Buy
28Heiress 1987Description / Buy
29Travelling Kind 1987Description / Buy
30Rivals 1988Description / Buy
31Honourable Friends 1989Description / Buy
32Masquerade 1990Description / Buy
33Tangled Vines 1992Description / Buy
34American Dreams 1994Description / Buy
35Riding High (Short Story) 1994Description / Buy
36The Proud and the Free 1994Description / Buy
37Legacies 1995Description / Buy
38The Healing Touch 1996Description / Buy
39Notorious 1996Description / Buy
40A Spring Bouquet 1996Description / Buy
41Scrooge Wore Spurs 1997Description / Buy
42A Capital Holiday 2001Description / Buy
43Can't Say Goodbye 2002Description / Buy
44Maybe This Christmas 2003Description / Buy
45The Not Forgotten War (Short Story) 2003Description / Buy
46Something More 2007Description / Buy
47Mistletoe and Molly 2007Description / Buy
48Stealing Kisses 2008Description / Buy
49Santa in a Stetson 2009Description / Buy
50American Destiny 2009Description / Buy
51That Loving Feeling 2010Description / Buy
52Close to You 2010Description / Buy
53A Cowboy Under My Christmas Tree 2012Description / Buy
54Merry Christmas, Cowboy 2013Description / Buy

Order of Janet Dailey Short Story Collections

1Happy Holidays 2004Description / Buy

Janet Dailey Anthologies

1 Christmas Magic1991Description / Buy
2 Marry Me, Cowboy!1995Description / Buy
3 Unmasked1997Description / Buy
4 You're Still the One2013Description / Buy
5 Happy is the Bride2017Description / 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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