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Lisa Kleypas is an American author that writes bestselling romance novels. Born in 1964 in Temple, Texas, Kleypas kickstarted her publishing career early. She was just twenty-one when a publisher bought her novel.
Order of Berkeley-Falkner Series
|1||Where Passion Leads||1987||Description / Buy|
|2||Forever My Love||1988||Description / Buy|
Order of Vallerands Series
|1||Only in Your Arms / When Strangers Marry||1992||Description / Buy|
|2||Only With Your Love||1992||Description / Buy|
Order of The Gamblers Series with Julia Quinn
|1||Then Came You||1993||Description / Buy|
|2||Dreaming of You||1994||Description / Buy|
Order of The Stokehursts Series
|1||Midnight Angel||1995||Description / Buy|
|2||Prince of Dreams||1995||Description / Buy|
Order of Capitol Theatre Series
|1||Somewhere I'll Find You||1996||Description / Buy|
|2||Because You're Mine||1997||Description / Buy|
|3||I Will (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Bow Street Runners Series
|1||Someone to Watch Over Me||1998||Description / Buy|
|2||Lady Sophia's Lover||2002||Description / Buy|
|3||Worth Any Price||2003||Description / Buy|
Order of Wallflowers Series
|1||Again the Magic||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||Secrets of a Summer Night||2004||Description / Buy|
|3||It Happened One Autumn||2005||Description / Buy|
|4||Devil in Winter||2006||Description / Buy|
|5||Scandal in Spring||2006||Description / Buy|
|6||A Wallflower Christmas||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of The Hathaways Series
|1||Mine Till Midnight||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||Seduce Me at Sunrise||2008||Description / Buy|
|3||Tempt Me at Twilight||2009||Description / Buy|
|4||Married By Morning||2010||Description / Buy|
|5||Love in the Afternoon||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of Travis Series
|1||Sugar Daddy||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||Blue-Eyed Devil||2008||Description / Buy|
|3||Smooth Talking Stranger||2009||Description / Buy|
|4||Brown-Eyed Girl||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Friday Harbor Series
|1||Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Dream Lake||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Rainshadow Road||2012||Description / Buy|
|4||Crystal Cove||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of The Ravenels Series
|1||Cold-Hearted Rake||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Marrying Winterborne||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Devil in Spring||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||Hello Stranger||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||Devil's Daughter||2019||Description / Buy|
|6||Chasing Cassandra||2020||Description / Buy|
|7||Devil in Disguise||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Lisa Kleypas Standalone Novels
|1||Love, Come to Me||1988||Description / Buy|
|2||Give Me Tonight||1989||Description / Buy|
|3||Stranger in My Arms||1998||Description / Buy|
|4||Where Dreams Begin||2000||Description / Buy|
|5||Suddenly You||2001||Description / Buy|
Order of Lisa Kleypas Short Story Collections
|1||Wish List||2001||Description / Buy|
|2||A Historical Christmas Present||2008||Description / Buy|
Lisa Kleypas Anthologies
Kleypas, whose father was an architect, attended Wellesley College. While studying political science, she also found the time to write her first manuscript. The months following her graduation were consumed by two major events.
First of all, the author, who was Miss Massachusetts at the time, participated in the Miss America Pagent. Even though she did not win, Kleypas walked away with the ‘Talented Nonfinalist’ prize which she got because of a song she wrote and performed during the competition.
Secondly, Kleypas hadn’t completed her novel when she left college. Fortunately, her parents kept her financially afloat for the months that followed while she attempted to complete the manuscript. Their investment was justified when the author sold the novel two months later.
That first sale was all it took to turn Kleypas into a full-time author. She started churning out novels, some of which secured respectable positions on various bestseller lists. In the years that followed, Kleypas sold millions of copies of her novels to readers, not just in the US, but around the world.
For the longest time, Kleypas wrote historical romance and little else. But after several years, she decided to experiment with contemporary romance. Kleypas wanted to challenge herself, to stretch her abilities; to explore new plots and characters.
The transition was difficult. The author had to make some alterations to her writing voice. She couldn’t use the same approach to reveal the thoughts and emotions of her protagonists. But the experience was rewarding.
Kleypas eventually went back to historical romance. But her time in the field of contemporary romance had refreshed her desire for the historical romance genre. Though, if you asked her, she would refuse to choose between the two.
Naturally, she has an affinity for historical fiction because it is so fun to write. But she cannot dismiss contemporary romance because it creates a platform for the author to tackle relevant issues.
Ultimately, they are both sub-genres of romance. So regardless of the type of novel she has decided to write, Kleypas is still pursuing her passion for love stories. She doesn’t regret her decision to write romance rather than conventional literary works.
She believes that the romance genre is a great source of joy. When her house flooded in 1998, the author and her family lost everything they owned. Her mother’s house suffered the same fate. On a trip to the store to buy certain necessities, Kleypas and her mother chose to buy novels as well. They hoped that reading would help them overcome the stress.
They could have purchased novels from any genre. But they chose romance. Kleypas felt like the occurrence had justified her decision to write romance.
Lisa Kleypas Awards
The author won the Rita Award in 2004.
Lisa Kleypas Books Into Movies
‘Christmas Eve At Friday Harbor’ became ‘Christmas with Holly’, a Canadian-American TV movie released in 2012.
Best Lisa Kleypas Books
The author has a husband and two children. Some of Kleypas’ best novels include:
Devil in Winter: Evangeline Jenner was about to receive her inheritance. Once she got it, the shy wallflower would become immensely wealthy. But there is danger looming over the horizon. Evie has to find a way of escaping her relatives and their shady ways.
Her only hope is Viscount St. Vincent. When she proposes marriage to the rake, Evangeline lets him know up front that she will never sleep with him. She knows his wicked reputation all too well. But Sebastian won’t be put off. Evie is a tough nut to crack but he is confident that his seductive ways can wear her down.
Mine Till Midnight: Amelia Hathaway thought that keeping her siblings in line was tough. But then an inheritance changed her status and she realized that navigating her new aristocratic landscape would present an even tougher challenge.
All she wanted from Cam was a little bit of help. For his part, the wealthy man couldn’t wait to escape the limitations that society had placed on his shoulders. He longed for the freedom his Gypsy roots offered. He did not expect his attraction to Amelia to swallow him whole.
When Does The Next Lisa Kleypas book come out?
The next book by Lisa Kleypas is Devil in Disguise and will be released on July, 27th 2021. It is the newest book in the The Ravenels Series.