Sandra Brown Books

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Sandra Brown is an American author born in 1948 in Waco, Texas who has also written novels under pseudonyms like Laura Jordan, Erin St. Claire and Rachel Ryan. Raised in Fort Worth, Brown attended Texas Christian University, though her decision to marry Michael Brown in 1968 drove her to leave college. Probably inspired by Michael, a former television news anchor, and documentarian, Sandra Brown briefly worked as a Weathercaster for KLTV before joining WFAA-TV as a reporter.

Order of Astray & Devil/Hellraisers Series as Erin St. Claire

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1Led Astray 1985Description / Buy
2The Devil's Own 1987Description / Buy

Order of Bed & Breakfast Series

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1Breakfast in Bed 1983Description / Buy
2Send No Flowers 1984Description / Buy

Order of Coleman Family Saga Series

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1Sunset Embrace 1985Description / Buy
2Another Dawn 1985Description / Buy

Order of Lee Coburn Series

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1Lethal 2011Description / Buy
2Honor & ... ( With: C.J. Box) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Mason Sisters Series

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1Fanta C 1987Description / Buy
2Adam's Fall 1988Description / Buy

Order of Mitchell & Associates Series

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1Smash Cut 2008Description / Buy
2Tough Customer 2010Description / Buy

Order of Texas! Tyler Family Saga Series

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1Texas! Lucky 1990Description / Buy
2Texas! Chase 1991Description / Buy
3Texas! Sage 1991Description / Buy

Order of Sandra Brown Standalone Novels

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1Love's Encore ( As: Rachel Ryan) 1981Description / Buy
2Love Beyond Reason ( As: Rachel Ryan) 1981Description / Buy
3Eloquent Silence ( As: Rachel Ryan) 1982Description / Buy
4A Treasure Worth Seeking ( As: Rachel Ryan) 1982Description / Buy
5The Silken Web ( As: Laura Jordan) 1982Description / Buy
6Not Even For Love ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1982Description / Buy
7Hidden Fires ( As: Laura Jordan) 1982Description / Buy
8A Kiss Remembered ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1983Description / Buy
9Seduction by Design ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1983Description / Buy
10Heaven's Price 1983Description / Buy
11Tomorrow's Promise 1983Description / Buy
12Tempest in Eden 1983Description / Buy
13Temptations Kiss 1983Description / Buy
14Shadows of Yesterday / Relentless Desire 1983Description / Buy
15Prime Time 1983Description / Buy
16Words of Silk ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1984Description / Buy
17A Secret Splendor ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1984Description / Buy
18Bittersweet Rain ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1984Description / Buy
19In a Class by Itself 1984Description / Buy
20Sweet Anger ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1985Description / Buy
21Thursday's Child 1985Description / Buy
22Riley in the Morning 1985Description / Buy
23Tiger Prince ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1985Description / Buy
24The Rana Look 1986Description / Buy
25Above and Beyond ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1986Description / Buy
2622 Indigo Place 1986Description / Buy
27Honor Bound 1986Description / Buy
28Sunny Chandler's Return 1987Description / Buy
29Two Alone ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1987Description / Buy
30Tidings of Great Joy 1987Description / Buy
31Demon Rumm 1987Description / Buy
32Long Time Coming 1988Description / Buy
33Hawk O'Toole's Hostage 1988Description / Buy
34Slow Heat in Heaven 1988Description / Buy
35Temperatures Rising 1989Description / Buy
36A Whole New Light 1989Description / Buy
37The Thrill of Victory ( As: Erin St. Claire) 1989Description / Buy
38Best Kept Secrets 1989Description / Buy
39Mirror Image 1990Description / Buy
40Breath of Scandal 1991Description / Buy
41French Silk 1991Description / Buy
42Roses at Dawn 1992Description / Buy
43Where There's Smoke 1993Description / Buy
44Charade 1994Description / Buy
45The Witness 1995Description / Buy
46Exclusive 1996Description / Buy
47Fat Tuesday 1997Description / Buy
48Unspeakable 1998Description / Buy
49The Alibi 1999Description / Buy
50Envy 1999Description / Buy
51Standoff 2000Description / Buy
52The Switch 2000Description / Buy
53Hello, Darkness 2001Description / Buy
54The Crush 2002Description / Buy
55White Hot 2004Description / Buy
56Chill Factor 2005Description / Buy
57Play Dirty 2006Description / Buy
58Ricochet 2006Description / Buy
59Of Love and Life 2007Description / Buy
60Smoke Screen 2008Description / Buy
61Rainwater 2009Description / Buy
62Low Pressure 2012Description / Buy
63Deadline 2013Description / Buy
64Mean Streak 2014Description / Buy
65Friction 2015Description / Buy
66Sting 2016Description / Buy
67A Soldier's Promise 2017Description / Buy
68Seeing Red 2017Description / Buy
69Tailspin 2018Description / Buy
70Outfox 2019Description / Buy
71Thick as Thieves 2020Description / Buy
72Blind Tiger 2021Description / Buy

Order of Joe Pickett Short Stories/Novellas with C.J. Box

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1Dull Knife ( By: C.J. Box) 2005Description / Buy
2The Master Falconer ( By: C.J. Box) 2011Description / Buy
3Honor & ... ( With: C.J. Box) 2017Description / Buy

Sandra Brown Anthologies

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1 Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women1992Description / Buy
2 No Rest for the Dead2011Description / Buy
3 MatchUp2017Description / Buy
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The author didn’t begin pursuing her literary career until 1981, Brown taking up the challenge on a dare from her husband. The dare more than paid off, with Brown going on to write over fifty New York Times Bestsellers. Brown primarily writes romantic novels and suspense thrillers, though she managed to surprise her fans in 2009 when she wrote Rainwater. The book explores a historical fiction story set during the Great Depression.

Sandra Brown Awards

Brown has a pretty amazing bibliography, so it is hardly a surprise that she has garnered so many notable accolades during her lengthy career, this including the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Business Women’s Association’s Distinguished Circle of Success and the A.C. Green Award.

Brown received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. Additional accolades including being named Thriller Master for 2008.

Sandra Brown Books to Movies

While Sandra Brown has written a large number of books over several years, only three of them have received movie adaptations:

French Silk was adapted into a Television Movie in 1994. Featuring R. Lee Ermey and Susan Lucci, the movie revolves around the murder of a televangelist who targeted the female founder of the French Silk mail order catalog, calling her sinful.

Based on the 2008 novel of the same name, Smoke Screen tells the story of Britt Shelley, a television reporter that made her name by breaking a massive story about arson at a police station, and then, several years later, wakes up next to the corpse of one of the detectives that was involved in her story, unable to recall her role in his death. The movie was released in 2011.

The novel White Hot was released in 2004. Fans got the movie adaptation in 2016. The story follows a strikingly beautiful interior designer that must put her plans for a big project on hold to return home to help out at her injured father’s tulip farm.

Best Sandra Brown Books

Sandra Brown’s bibliography is not only impressive but quite vast; so selecting the best books amongst her body work is no easy task, though these are definitely among some of the most impressive titles she has delivered:

Envy: As the daughter of a publisher and wife of Noah Reed, a bestselling author, it is rare for an unsolicited submission to so thorough entice Maris Matherly-Reed. However, that is exactly what happens when a writer only called P.M.E sends her a partial manuscript.

Despite the return address being an obscure island off the Georgia coast, the author’s blockbuster potential drives Maris to search for him. Parker Evans, the man she finds on a ruined cotton plantation, is determined to conceal his entire life and identity.

None the less, Maris happily works with him to complete his story about two friends who charter a boat with a young woman to undertake an excursion that only one person returns from.

Even as her attraction to Parker grows, Maris becomes convinced that his story might be more than just fiction. Undaunted by the potential risks, Maris begins to search for the truth.

Envy is a remarkable book and the perfect first novel for anyone new to Sandra Brown’s work. The characters are great and well-rounded, and the mystery is intriguing and tantalizing and surprisingly eerie. This book will speak to most fans of suspense thrillers.

Alibi: Hammond Cross has one goal, and that is to become the city’s next district attorney without sacrificing his integrity. Born into a fine old Charleston family, nothing can stop him, especially when Hammond turns his attention to the murder of a real estate magnate that could make his career.

However, even as Hammond reaches for his goal, one party in his immediate vicinity works to bring him down.

Sandra Brown really brings Charlotte, South Carolina to life. The location is just as exciting to follow as the characters. Not many authors are as effective as Brown at building side characters.

Brown gives every member of her cast a notable role to play.

When Does The Next Sandra Brown book come out?

Sandra Brown doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Blind Tiger and was released on August, 3rd 2021.

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