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Janet Chapman is a romance novelist, having written 22 books falling in the romance sub-genres; magical romance and contemporary romance. All her stories are set in the fine-looking state of Maine.
Janet Chapman lives in a log home right next to a stunning lake. The environment consists of an assortment of compelling and inspirational wildlife.
Chapman is most acclaimed for her work on the Highlander Series. This tale revolves around a clan from the 12th century, looking to rebuild their lives in today’s world (in Maine). The story of the Highlander Series extends across three whole generations.
In addition to the Highlander series, Janet Chapman wrote a couple of offshoot series. These are the Midnight Bay series and the Spellbound Falls series. Both of these are magical series spun off from the Highlander series. She also has a number of modern family series that are set in the mountains and along the coast.
There are well over three million books to Janet Chapman’s name. These books have been printed in six different languages. Janet Chapman is a regular of the New York Times and the USA Today bestseller lists.
She and her husband travel the state of Maine when she takes a bit of a hiatus from writing her novels—this happens all through the four seasons. The traveling involves exploring the state, the wildlife and the nature on show—including hunting, snowmobiling and fishing. These trips help inspire Chapman, who is always on the lookout for anything fresh, new and colorful to add to her characters’ trait and to add substance to her stories.
According to Janet Chapman herself, she has never really been one for writing. In her teens, twenties and even up to her thirties, she never once saw herself as a novelist. Writing was never something she ever envisioned doing. Writing papers in high school or college never really did approve to her. She never even wrote letters (or did so on very rare occasions).
As far as she knew, Chapman is and always has been a reader. It never mattered to her where words had been plastered; she read. Obviously, her favorite things to read are/were books. When she was younger, she regularly made trips to the library and insisted to the librarian that instead of the pictorial children’s books that were suggested, she wanted to read novels. Words were attractive to her, not pictures.
It was not until she was close to 40 years old that she decided to chronicle one of the many stories that were rolling around in her mind. She did this just because she wanted to read that story. It took six weeks of complete novice writing, locked up in a room, for Chapman to finish up her very first romance novel. When that was done, she read the novel and enjoyed it. But after that, she put the novel away and thought of writing another—it was fun, after all.
So, she wrote and wrote and wrote. A few books later, Janet Chapman realized that she actually did like writing. Then she got an idea; what if she decided to make all that time locked up in that room writing her books actually mean something? What if she decided to get her books published?
She knew that, obviously, a publisher would not come calling her and offering her a contract just because she wrote some books. As any author would need to do, Janet Chapman decided to take her work to the publishers. She went to the Romance Writers of America conference, which was in New York City (which is a completely different kind of place compared to Maine).
Because writing suddenly meant so much to her, Chapman attended a bunch of more writing retreats and conferences. After that, she sent her first book, “Charming the Highlander” to an agent in New York City. The agent was enthused with the book and two weeks after receiving it, sold it. Charming the Highlander became the first of a three-book contract Chapman was offered.
So, “Charming the Highlander” was released in January of 2003. Everything fell into place from that point and today, Janet Chapman is a New York Times bestselling author.
Charming the Highlander:
The story of Charming the Highlander revolves around a woman who is looking to find love from a warrior from the past.
Grace Sutter is stranded at the top of a mountain in Maine when the plane she was in crashes. Grace Sutter is an amazingly brilliant scientist, who is all alone in the rough country, but for the only other survivor of the plane crash, Greylen MacKeage. MacKeage just so happens to be a warrior from the medieval times. He is the “victim” of time travel, sent into the future, and finds the woman that he is fated to fall in love with.
Geylen MacKeage and Grace Sutter, all alone in the wilderness, are forced to endure cruel bleak environs they find themselves in. Neither one expects the love and fervor to grow so incredibly between them. Grace is not one to submit to the desires and will of her heart, whereas Geylen wants nothing less than her heart.
Loving the Highlander:
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Loving the Highlander is the second book of the Highlander series, coming after Charming the Highlander.
The story kicks off when Sadie Quill stumbles upon a naked man lying right next to a lake. She finds him incredibly striking and cannot stop herself from taking a photo of him. But, when she does, the two of them begin conversing and she gets to know more about this mysterious and gorgeous stranger.
Sadie Quill eventually discovers the man’s identity. This, however, makes matters complicated, as she is on a quest to find a gold mine. This man is Morgan MacKeage. He is a highlander from the medieval times, who finds himself in the present day setting of Maine. Morgan Mackeage just so happens to have a natural wilderness about him, having been from the place (and time) he is from. Also among his prowess is Morgan MacKeage’s ability to tap into the fragile and reserved heart of Sadie Quill.