Sandra Brown Books

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 Coleman Family Saga Series

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

Order of Mitchell & Associates Series

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

Order of Texas! Tyler Family Saga Series

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

Order of Mason Sisters Series

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

Order of Bed & Breakfast Series

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

Order of Astray & Devil Series

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

Order of Sandra Brown Standalone Novels

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1 Love Beyond Reason 1981 Description / Buy
2 Love's Encore 1981 Description / Buy
3 The Silken Web 1982 Description / Buy
4 A Treasure Worth Seeking 1982 Description / Buy
5 Eloquent Silence 1982 Description / Buy
6 Hidden Fires 1982 Description / Buy
7 Not Even For Love 1982 Description / Buy
8 Tomorrow's Promise 1983 Description / Buy
9 Tempest in Eden 1983 Description / Buy
10 Tomorrow's Promise 1983 Description / Buy
11 Heaven's Price 1983 Description / Buy
12 Seduction by Design 1983 Description / Buy
13 A Kiss Remembered 1983 Description / Buy
14 Temptations Kiss 1983 Description / Buy
15 Shadows of Yesterday 1983 Description / Buy
16 Prime Time 1983 Description / Buy
17 Words of Silk 1984 Description / Buy
18 A Secret Splendor 1984 Description / Buy
19 In a Class by Itself 1984 Description / Buy
20 Bittersweet Rain 1984 Description / Buy
21 Sweet Anger 1985 Description / Buy
22 Thursday's Child 1985 Description / Buy
23 Tiger Prince 1985 Description / Buy
24 22 Indigo Place 1986 Description / Buy
25 A Secret Splendor & Above and Beyond 1986 Description / Buy
26 Above and Beyond 1986 Description / Buy
27 The Rana Look 1986 Description / Buy
28 Honor Bound 1986 Description / Buy
29 Demon Rumm 1987 Description / Buy
30 Tidings of Great Joy 1987 Description / Buy
31 Two Alone 1987 Description / Buy
32 Sunny Chandler's Return 1987 Description / Buy
33 Slow Heat in Heaven 1988 Description / Buy
34 Hawk O'Toole's Hostage 1988 Description / Buy
35 Long Time Coming 1988 Description / Buy
36 A Whole New Light 1989 Description / Buy
37 Temperatures Rising 1989 Description / Buy
38 Best Kept Secrets 1989 Description / Buy
39 Mirror Image 1990 Description / Buy
40 French Silk 1991 Description / Buy
41 Breath of Scandal 1991 Description / Buy
42 Roses at Dawn 1992 Description / Buy
43 Where There's Smoke 1993 Description / Buy
44 Charade 1994 Description / Buy
45 The Witness 1995 Description / Buy
46 Exclusive 1996 Description / Buy
47 Fat Tuesday 1997 Description / Buy
48 Unspeakable 1998 Description / Buy
49 Envy 1999 Description / Buy
50 The Alibi 1999 Description / Buy
51 Standoff 2000 Description / Buy
52 The Switch 2000 Description / Buy
53 Hello, Darkness 2001 Description / Buy
54 The Crush 2002 Description / Buy
55 White Hot 2004 Description / Buy
56 Chill Factor 2005 Description / Buy
57 Play Dirty 2006 Description / Buy
58 Ricochet 2006 Description / Buy
59 Of Love and Life 2007 Description / Buy
60 Smoke Screen 2008 Description / Buy
61 Rainwater 2009 Description / Buy
62 Tough Customer 2010 Description / Buy
63 Lethal 2011 Description / Buy
64 Low Pressure 2012 Description / Buy
65 Deadline 2013 Description / Buy
66 Mean Streak 2014 Description / Buy
67 Friction 2015 Description / Buy
68 Sting 2016 Description / Buy
69 A Soldier's Promise 2017 Description / Buy
70 Seeing Red 2017 Description / 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.

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