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Publication Order of Aspen Books

Aspen Gold (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illusions (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bannon Brothers Books

Trust (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honor (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triumph (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bennetts Books

Christmas in Cowboy Country (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Calder Saga Books

This Calder Sky (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Calder Range (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stands a Calder Man (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calder Born, Calder Bred (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calder Pride (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Calder Grass (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shifting Calder Wind (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calder Promise (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Calder Star (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calder Storm (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa in Montana (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Calder Saga Books

This Calder Range(1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stands a Calder Man(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Calder Sky(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calder Born, Calder Bred(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calder Pride(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Calder Grass(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shifting Calder Wind(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calder Promise(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Calder Star(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calder Storm(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa in Montana(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Calder Brand Books

Calder Brand (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calder Grit (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Calder at Heart (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Champions Books

Whirlwind (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whiplash (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quicksand (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Christmas Tree Ranch Books

My Kind of Christmas (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's a Christmas Thing (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holding Out for Christmas (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa's Sweetheart (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somebody Like Santa (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sound of Sleighbells (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cord & Stacy Books

No Quarter Asked (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fiesta San Antonio (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Bitter or Worse (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Cowboy Christmas Books

Long, Tall Christmas (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas on My Mind (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just a Little Christmas (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Tylers of Texas Books

Texas True (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Tough (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Tall (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Fierce (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Free (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Forever (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Americana Books

Savage Land: Texas (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire and Ice: California (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darling Jenny: Wyoming (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Land of Enchantment: New Mexico (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Storm: Colorado (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boss Man From Ogallala: Nebraska (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Show Me: Missouri (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Homeplace: Iowa (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Masquerade: Alabama (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Cotillion: Georgia (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valley of the Vapours: Arkansas (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lyon's Share: Illinois (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Sky Country: Montana (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Matchmakers: Delaware (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reilly's Woman: Nevada (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Indy Man: Indiana (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six White Horses: Oklahoma (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Widow and the Wastrel: Ohio (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bluegrass King: Kentucky (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Tell the Truth: Oregon (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sonora Sundown: Arizona (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Mahogany: Maine (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride of the Delta Queen: Louisiana (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Mountain Man: Vermont (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware of the Stranger: New York (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Giant of Mesabi: Minnesota (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tidewater Lover: Virginia (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bed of Grass: Maryland (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Low Country Liar: South Carolina (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kona Winds: Hawaii (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Boston Man: Massachusetts (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange Bedfellow: Rhode Island (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sentimental Journey: Tennessee (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Land Called Deseret: Utah (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Mike's Sake: Washington (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of the High Lonesome: North Dakota (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of Stone: New Hampshire (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild and Wonderful: West Virginia (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemy in Camp: Michigan (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Southern Nights: Florida (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thawing of a Mara: Pennsylvania (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mating Season: Kansas (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Difficult Decision: Connecticut (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One of the Boys: New Jersey (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tradition of Pride: Mississippi (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dakota Dreamin': South Dakota (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With a Little Luck: Wisconsin (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Carolina Summer: North Carolina (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Travelling Kind: Idaho (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northern Magic: Alaska (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Americana Books

Dangerous Masquerade: Alabama(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Northern Magic: Alaska(1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sonora Sundown: Arizona(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valley of the Vapours: Arkansas(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire and Ice: California(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Storm: Colorado(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Difficult Decision: Connecticut(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Matchmakers: Delaware(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Southern Nights: Florida(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Cotillion: Georgia(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kona Winds: Hawaii(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Travelling Kind: Idaho(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lyon's Share: Illinois(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Indy Man: Indiana(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Homeplace: Iowa(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mating Season: Kansas(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bluegrass King: Kentucky(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride of the Delta Queen: Louisiana(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Mahogany: Maine(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bed of Grass: Maryland(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Boston Man: Massachusetts(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemy in Camp: Michigan(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Giant of Mesabi: Minnesota(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tradition of Pride: Mississippi(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Show Me: Missouri(1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Sky Country: Montana(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boss Man From Ogallala: Nebraska(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reilly's Woman: Nevada(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of Stone: New Hampshire(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One of the Boys: New Jersey(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Land of Enchantment: New Mexico(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware of the Stranger: New York(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Carolina Summer: North Carolina(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of the High Lonesome: North Dakota(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Widow and the Wastrel: Ohio(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six White Horses: Oklahoma(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Tell the Truth: Oregon(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thawing of a Mara: Pennsylvania(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange Bedfellow: Rhode Island(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Low Country Liar: South Carolina(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dakota Dreamin': South Dakota(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sentimental Journey: Tennessee(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Land: Texas(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Land Called Deseret: Utah(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Mountain Man: Vermont(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tidewater Lover: Virginia(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Mike's Sake: Washington(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild and Wonderful: West Virginia(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With a Little Luck: Wisconsin(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darling Jenny: Wyoming(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of New Americana Books

Sunrise Canyon (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Refuge Cove (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters from Peaceful Lane (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hart's Hollow Farm (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paradise Peak (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hope Creek (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Moon Haven (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sweet Promise (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Extra (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Santa with Love (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master Fiddler (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ivory Cane (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touch the Wind (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rogue (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ride the Thunder (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightway (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hostage Bride (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For the Love of God (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lancaster Men (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eve's Christmas (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistletoe and Holly (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildcatter's Woman (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Time (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terms of Surrender (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Way to Lose (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foxfire Light (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Western Man (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Separate Cabins (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Wings, Santiago Blue (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pride of Hannah Wade (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Searching For Santa (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leftover Love (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Glory Game (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Alone (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heiress (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Travelling Kind (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivals (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honourable Friends (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masquerade (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tangled Vines (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Dreams (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riding High (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Proud and the Free (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacies (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Healing Touch (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Notorious (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Spring Bouquet (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scrooge Wore Spurs (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Capital Holiday (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can't Say Goodbye (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maybe This Christmas (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Not Forgotten War (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something More (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistletoe and Molly (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stealing Kisses (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa in a Stetson (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Destiny (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Loving Feeling (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close to You (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cowboy Under My Christmas Tree (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merry Christmas, Cowboy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Happy Holidays (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Christmas Magic(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marry Me, Cowboy!(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unmasked(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You're Still the One(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy is the Bride(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Janet Dailey was a prolific writer of romance novels of which 21 have featured on the New York Times bestseller list. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and have sold over 300 million copies. Her novels are characterized by strong, decisive characters, and a strong sense of time and place. She used her stories to confront important, and controversial social issues of the day.

Born Janet Anne Haradon, May 21, 1944, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to an elementary school teacher father, and hairdresser mother, Janet loved books from an early age, and aspired to be a writer. Encouraged by her three elder sisters, who read stories to her, she obtained her own library card at the age of four. She grew up in small town rural America, and most of the setting in her books reflect this rural environment.

After graduating high school in 1962, she went to work as a secretary with a construction firm. She married the owner of the firm, Bill Dailey in 1964. In 1974, the couple sold the business and ‘retired’, purchasing a Silver Streamer trailer and traveling around the USA.

It was at this time that Janet told her husband that she could write a better romance novel than any of those she had read. He challenged her to prove it. The resulting manuscript ‘No Quarter Asked’ was the first accepted by Canadian publisher Harlequin from an American author. Dailey went on to produce 57 more romance novels for Harlequin, and more than 100 novels over the course of her lifetime.

While traveling around in their trailer-home, Dailey wrote the fifty novels that make up the ‘Janet Dailey American Series’ in which each story was created to represent each American state in the union. This achievement is recognized in The Guinness Book of World Records.

Dailey’s American Series placed heroines, heroes and courtships, in the American west, introducing females, usually marginalized in traditional American western novels, as the central character, confronting the elements, and challenging traditional societal expectations. Although the books were cast in a contemporary setting, there are many parallels with traditional American western fiction in terms of place, and theme.

Her novels Foxfire Light and When a Spider Bites were made into a motion pictures, both produced by her husband.

Foxfire Light (1982), starring Tippi Hedren, Leslie Nielson, and Faye Grant, and directed by Allen Barron, also known for directing the television series The Love Boat (1977), was marketed with the teaser, “A spoiled rich girl used to getting her way comes up against a rancher who won’t be intimidated by her.”

When a Spider Bites, was marketed with the teaser, “When Jordanna Smith accepts an invitation to accompany her father & three others on a hunting trip into the Idaho mountains, she doesn’t know the trip will lead to both romance & murder – & that the motive for each will be revenge.”

As well as the American series, featuring 50 books, Janet Dailey also created the following book series: Cord and Stacy (3 books), Calder Series (11 books), the Aspen Series (2 books) and Bannon Brothers (3 books). She also produced 47 single titles from which most of her New York Times Bestseller List contenders were drawn from.

In the first novel of the Americana series – Dangerous Masquerade, cousins LeRaine and Laurie Evans live in Los Angeles. LeRaine is engaged to a millionaire who arranges for her to visit his aunt while he is away on business. In the meantime, LeRaine scores a movie contract and convinces her cousin Laurie to go in her place. Her plans go awry when LeRaine’s fiance Rian, unexpectedly shows up.

The second novel Northern Magic is set in Alaska. Shannon Hayes is engaged to push pilot, Rick. Receiving a one way ticket, purportedly from Rick, she sets off for the northern frontier only to find no-one has seen him for two weeks. When she realizes he has crashed somewhere in the wilderness, she engages a search party, and meets Cody Steele, who pursues her relentlessly.

The Calder Saga:
The Calder Saga by Janet Daily is a series of 11 books. The first book This Calder Range, introduces Benteen Calder, heir to his father Seth Calder’s dreams and ranch on the vast Montana open range. Benteen’s wife Lorna takes the tough ways of the land as her destiny.

The second book in the Calder series is Stands a Calder Man. Web Calder, son of Brenteen Calder, stands up against the tide of newcomers who rush to claim the grasslands on which the Calder cattle graze, but he falls under the spell of Lilli, a beautiful young immigrant.

Bannon Brothers:
RJ Bannon is an off-duty police officer who comes across the cold case of a missing 3 year-old girl from more than 25 years ago. The father, a reclusive millionaire has posted a considerable reward that will expire in just a few months. In the course of the investigation, he meets the beautiful artist Erin Randall. The story builds up to an explosive climax.

Cord and Stacey:
The first novel of this series was also Janet Dailey’s first book. Stacey ensconces herself in a secluded cabin in Texas while mourning the death of her father, when she meets the arrogant rancher, Cord Harris. When he tells her she should go back to the city where she belongs, she becomes even more determined to stay.

In 1997, the Aspen Series, consisting of two books became mired in conspiracy when a reader noticed similarities to Nora Roberts’ work Sweet Revenge, and posted passages on the Internet. Roberts subsequently sued Dailey, and Dailey admitted to charges of plagiarism, blaming it on a psychological disorder.

Janet Dailey began publishing again in 2001 under a deal with Kensington books. After completing two more books on the Calder series and a couple of holiday specials, her contract was renewed for additional 3 Calder books, and one single-title novel.

Janet Dailey passed away December 14, 2013, at her home in Branson, Missouri. She is probably the most prolific and successful writer in the genre of category romance. It is very important you get hold of some of these good books to enable you get to know more about this author.

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7 Responses to “Janet Dailey”

  1. Virginia: 11 months ago

    Who is writing for Janet Dailey after her death in 2013? Thanks for responding.

    • Graeme: 11 months ago

      I don’t believe that information has ever came out. I remember they said that she had mentored a young woman to write her novels after her passing, but it could just be the estate hiring ghost writers as well.

      • Cindy J White: 6 months ago

        I found out about her passing by accident, now its on the sleeve of the book. But I also wonder who whose writing them. I like you she prepared someone to write her books or the publisher found someone. She probably had manuscripts ready or half done and had some books started and they are finishing up the books she had. It would be nice to know who is writing them and how long they will continue to do so

  2. evelyn Warren: 2 years ago

    I have most of the Calder series and have ordered the ones I’m missing Janet Daily was my favorite writer May she rest in peace.

    • Cindy J White: 6 months ago

      I have all of the Calder series and the other series as well. Wonderful books, even the ones coming out after her passing are very good

  3. Jeanette: 4 years ago

    My first books of Janet Dailey were the Calder series and from then I was in love with her books. I did have every book she ever wrote but I just moved to Texas and the movers lost all my beloved books and much more. I regretted the loss of my Calders so much because they were my favorites . I will never be able to get them back as they were hard bound and just cannot find them but will continue to look. I am so sorry hearing of her passing . I cannot believe I just now found out and was still buying her books as I found them and now they are all gone also.We lost a wonderful author when she left us. My heartfelt condolences to her family and the world for her loss!

    • Try Thriftbooks online.: 1 year ago

      I too have read her books and enjoy them very much, when we moved to Arizona in 1982 they were not put into the trailer that had the household and clothing. I found Thriftbooks online about 7 years ago. They ship fast and since I only read larger print now they have supplied many a Janet Daily read. They, also when you spend money on your books they are extremely cost-effective on my budget. You can earn a free book often. Check them out, I usually make an order when my Social Security check pays me. Have a great time shopping with them.


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