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
Order of The Tylers of Texas Series
Order of A Cowboy Christmas Series
|1||Long, Tall Christmas||2015|
Order of New Americana Series
Order of Calder Saga Series
|1||This Calder Sky||1981|
|2||This Calder Range||1982|
|3||Stands A Calder Man||1983|
|4||Calder Born, Calder Bred||1983|
|6||Green Calder Grass||2002|
|7||Shifting Calder Wind||2003|
|9||Lone Calder Star||2005|
|11||Santa In Montana||2010|
Order of Americana Series
Order of Bannon Brothers Series
Order of Cord & Stacy Series
|1||No Quarter Asked||1974|
|2||Fiesta San Antonio||1977|
|3||For Bitter or Worse||1978|
|4||A Land Called Deseret||1979|
Order of Janet Dailey Standalone Novels
Order of Janet Dailey Short Story Collections
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.