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 Series

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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 & ... 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! Sage 1991Description / Buy
3Texas! Chase 1991Description / Buy

Order of Sandra Brown Standalone Novels

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1Love's Encore 1981Description / Buy
2Love Beyond Reason 1981Description / Buy
3Hidden Fires 1982Description / Buy
4Eloquent Silence 1982Description / Buy
5A Treasure Worth Seeking 1982Description / Buy
6The Silken Web 1982Description / Buy
7Not Even For Love 1982Description / Buy
8A Kiss Remembered 1983Description / Buy
9Seduction by Design 1983Description / Buy
10Heaven's Price 1983Description / Buy
11Tomorrow's Promise 1983Description / Buy
12Tempest in Eden 1983Description / Buy
13Temptations Kiss 1983Description / Buy
14Shadows of Yesterday 1983Description / Buy
15Relentless Desire 1983Description / Buy
16Prime Time 1983Description / Buy
17Words of Silk 1984Description / Buy
18A Secret Splendor 1984Description / Buy
19Bittersweet Rain 1984Description / Buy
20In a Class by Itself 1984Description / Buy
21Sweet Anger 1985Description / Buy
22Thursday's Child 1985Description / Buy
23Riley in the Morning 1985Description / Buy
24Tiger Prince 1985Description / Buy
25The Rana Look 1986Description / Buy
26Above and Beyond 1986Description / Buy
2722 Indigo Place 1986Description / Buy
28Honor Bound 1986Description / Buy
29Sunny Chandler's Return 1987Description / Buy
30Two Alone 1987Description / Buy
31Tidings of Great Joy 1987Description / Buy
32Demon Rumm 1987Description / Buy
33Long Time Coming 1988Description / Buy
34Hawk O'Toole's Hostage 1988Description / Buy
35Slow Heat in Heaven 1988Description / Buy
36Temperatures Rising 1989Description / Buy
37A Whole New Light 1989Description / Buy
38The Thrill of Victory 1989Description / Buy
39Best Kept Secrets 1989Description / Buy
40Mirror Image 1990Description / Buy
41Breath of Scandal 1991Description / Buy
42French Silk 1991Description / Buy
43Roses at Dawn 1992Description / Buy
44Where There's Smoke 1993Description / Buy
45Charade 1994Description / Buy
46The Witness 1995Description / Buy
47Exclusive 1996Description / Buy
48Fat Tuesday 1997Description / Buy
49Unspeakable 1998Description / Buy
50The Alibi 1999Description / Buy
51Envy 1999Description / Buy
52Standoff 2000Description / Buy
53The Switch 2000Description / Buy
54Hello, Darkness 2001Description / Buy
55The Crush 2002Description / Buy
56White Hot 2004Description / Buy
57Chill Factor 2005Description / Buy
58Play Dirty 2006Description / Buy
59Ricochet 2006Description / Buy
60Of Love and Life 2007Description / Buy
61Smoke Screen 2008Description / Buy
62Rainwater 2009Description / Buy
63Low Pressure 2012Description / Buy
64Deadline 2013Description / Buy
65Mean Streak 2014Description / Buy
66Friction 2015Description / Buy
67Sting 2016Description / Buy
68A Soldier's Promise 2017Description / Buy
69Seeing Red 2017Description / Buy
70Tailspin 2018Description / Buy
71Outfox 2019Description / Buy
72Thick as Thieves 2020Description / Buy
73Blind Tiger 2021Description / 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?

The next book by Sandra Brown is Blind Tiger and will be released on August, 3rd 2021.

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