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Kristin James Books In Order

Publication Order of Stone’s Sky Saga Books

The Golden Sky (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sapphire Sky (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer Sky (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amber Sky (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Marshall Family Books

A Very Special Favour (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Salt of the Earth (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letter of the Law (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ferguson Brothers Books

The Gentleman (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dreams of Evening (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morning Star (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Fires (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worlds Apart (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wedding Gift (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cutter's Lady (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heartwood (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Satan's Angel (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Yankee (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once in a Blue Moon (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Groom on Earth (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Omnibus Books

Daddy's Home (with Mary Lynn Baxter and Naomi Horton) (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promised Brides (with Mary Jo Putney and Julie Telel Andresen) (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gentleman / Hell Raiser (with Dorothy Glenn) (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The Wedding of the Century (with Charlotte Featherstone and Mary Jo Putney) (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kristin James is the pseudonym for Candace James. James is a bestselling author that writes romance novels, both contemporary and historical. Because the author grew up in a newspaper family, writing came easily to her. Though, she first pursued law for a while before finally giving in to her instincts and writing full time.

Besides Kristin James, Candace James has also written under the pseudonyms Lisa Gregory and Sharon Stephens.

+Biography

Kristin James comes from Amarillo in Texas. The author was born in 1949, one of only three children. The author had the privilege of growing up in a family deeply steeped in journalism.

Her father, Grady Camp, managed an Amarillo Texas Newspaper. Lula Mae Camp, James’ mother, worked as a reporter. It was difficult to ignore Kristin’s Penchant for storytelling.

The author had a knack for taking whatever objects were handy and using them to enact stories across the floor of their den. The activity consumed several hours of her earliest years, manifesting her desire for telling stories.

As far as Kristin James is concerned, storytelling has always been her life. She doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t want to tell stories. Of course, as a child, she couldn’t quite map her path to publishing out. Though, it became clear that she might indeed take the way of writing and publishing when she began to put pen to paper to record her stories.

And she was only ten at this point. Kristin James didn’t just experiment with writing. It became a part of her lifestyle. James wrote when she needed something to keep her mind engaged. And she wrote when she simply needed to relax. While other kids watched television and played, James let her mind wander.

James’ rapidly burgeoning interest in storytelling might have had a lot to do with her shy demeanor. As a ten-year-old, James didn’t do much talking, and all the time she spent by herself drove her to express her voice through the written word.

As with most storytellers, Kristin James did not take the direct route to publishing. She didn’t even attempt to pursue her writing as a career. Rather, she kept it to herself, a hobby to be unleashed whenever she needed to clear her mind. In the meantime, James went to school, found a place at the University of Texas at Austin, and then she became a secondary teacher.

The author’s career initially deposited her in Arkansas, specifically Eureka Springs. Sometime after that, James was swept over to North Carolina. There, she worked at a bank.

At this point, it seemed like James’ passion for writing would never bear fruit. Certainly, she had never allowed it to die; she had continued to nurture it diligently, but only as a hobby. It wasn’t until she went to North Carolina that James began to read modern romance novels.

They changed her perspective on the concept of storytelling, especially as someone who always loved telling romance stories. Once James realized that she wanted nothing more than to spend the rest of her life writing fiction, she immediately began working on her first romance novel.

The novel took a while to come together. James didn’t finish it until she was at law School at the University of North Carolina. And she doesn’t think it was a coincidence that her first manuscript was completed during her time at the University. According to James, law school requires considerable discipline to succeed, and it gave her just the kick she needed to really put her all into writing.

James’ first book hit the shelves in 1978. James made effective use of her degree and practiced law for a while. But writing kept calling to her and, eventually, she left everything to become a full-time writer.

James is married to Peter Hopcus. Their daughter is also an author. Anastasia Hopcus writes Young Adult novels.

+A very Special Favor

Emily never thought Adam Marshall would ever notice her. That was always Emily’s problem. She is such a plain Jane. She just cannot seem to stand out. But even her perceived shortcomings could never quench the love she felt for her employer.

Adam always seemed to overflow with charisma and charm. Emily had all but accepted that he would never see her as anything more than a secretary. Then something changed. Adam’s eyes finally found her. Not only did he seek to claim her, but he determined to show her what it meant to be a woman that is loved.

Emily was happier than she had ever been. In the arms of Adam, she had transformed, blossoming into the sort of gleaming flower that Adam could love. Except that Adam did not love her. And he was all but set to move on, leaving Emily shattered and broken.

This book was pretty steamy when it was first published in the 1980s. Of course, it is a little dated today. And the plot is pretty much what one expects from a Silhouette romance novel.

You have a couple that yearns for one another, who overcome the rocky start of their relationship, struggle through silly misunderstandings, seemingly lose one another, and eventually reunite, stronger than ever.

The book starts with Emily, the heroine, turning 30. Emily doesn’t think that her life has amounted to much, not only because of the trajectory her career is taking but also the fact that she is still a virgin.

Emily has nursed a crush for her boss for a decade, and it is easy to see why. Adam is the personification everything a woman might want. But he only views Emily as his loyal secretary. Things take a drastic turn when Emily admits that she is a virgin and then asks Adam to show her the ways of love.

+Satan’s Angel

Victoria Stafford was hardly Slater’s first choice for a partner. In a land of loose women, Victoria was as soft and lovely as they come, a snare for any man. The Texas Ranger had no intention of allowing her to chain him. But then their hunt for her cousin through rugged country gave Victoria the opportunity to steal Slater’s heart. And now he longs for the chains.

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