Johanna Lindsey, also known as Johanna Helen Howard, was born in Germany on March 10, 1952. She is one of the most famous writers of historical romance novels in the world. When her father died, Johanna and her mother settled in Hawaii in honor of her late father’s request. She became a housewife in 1970 and had three children. Her books usually are set in the different periods of history. They include eras in the Regency England, Middle Ages, the Viking age as well as the American “Old West”.
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Johanna wrote fifty books, almost every one becoming a bestseller. Her first book written in 1977 became a huge success with the title “Captive Bride”. Some of her single novels include A Pirate’s Love and Prisoner of my Desire. Lindsey has become one of the top authors of historical romance novels with her books sold to over 58 million copies worldwide, translated in 12 different languages. Some of her hit series are the Malory-Anderson Family Saga Series, Viking Haardrad Family Saga Series, Wyoming Westerns Series and Medieval (Shefford’s Knights) Series.
Johanna Lindsey Awards
All of Lindsey’s books have been included in the New York Times bestseller list and a lot of them have reached the number one spot. Her 1998 novel, “Gentle Rogue” has been awarded as the winner of the All About Romance Reader Award for the Top 100 Romances. Her books, “Let Love Find You” and “Make Me Love You” have become readers Top Pick in RT Book Reviews. “Tender Rebel”, published in 1988 has earned the Reviewers Choice Award in the Regency Historical Romance. Best Time Travel Romance has awarded her book “Until Forever” as the 1995 Romance Readers Anonymous Award.
Best Johanna Lindsey Books
Three of Lindsey’s bestselling books are:
Wildfire In His Arms: This is a loving story about a gunfighter who finds love when he escorts a lovely criminal while running from his past. Degan Grant finds himself running away from home and sets out to California. A US marshal asks him for a favor which involves apprehending three fugitives on the marshal’s list and give them over to law. He accepted the mission as he thinks it was just easy enough. But a beautiful woman crosses his path named Maxine. Maxine, one of the criminals he is set to capture, will try anything in her power to escape the hands of this gunfighter who intends to hand her over to a corrupt police officer who plans to hang her without a fair trial.
This is an intense love story between a high-spirited woman who insists of her innocence and a handsome gunfighter who later has developed desires of having her in his arms forever.
A Pirate’s Love: This novel concentrates on the story of Bettina Verlaine who was forced to be married to Comte Pierre de Lambert by her mother and stepfather. While sailing to the place where she would marry the Comte, her ship is seized by pirates where she was held captive by Tristan, the ship’s captain. Tristan presents a deal with Bettina- that if she agrees to have sex with him, her whole crew gets spared which she later on agreed. Bettina got her escape and was able to meet the Comte. But because she was already dishonored, the Comte did not marry her. She later discovered she has become pregnant and because of misunderstandings, Tristan believed it was the Comte’s child. The story unravels in a set fiery days and nights that they both must overcome until their love could blossom into a wonderful flower.
Make Me Love You: This book by Lindsey centers in on royal family duels. During this time, it was presented that dueling is a matter of honor. But the Prince of Regent considers it an attempted murder when Robert Whitworth battles his third duel with Lord Dominic Wolfe. He then demands Whitworth to give her sister in marriage to Wolfe to end their fight. If both do not comply with the agreement, their land and title will be forfeited. The story is then shifted to the amazing turn of events from hatred to love as Whitworth’s sister, Brooke and Lord Dominic soon discovers they are falling in love with each other. But before they reach their happy ending, they are drawn to more difficulties to resolve, more secrets to unfold and a mystery for them to unravel.
December 17, 2016