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Publication Order of Aspen Books

Publication Order of Bannon Brothers Books

Publication Order of Bennetts Books

Christmas in Cowboy Country (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Calder Saga Books

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

Chronological Order of Calder Saga Books

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

Publication Order of Calder Brand Books

Publication Order of The Champions Books

Publication Order of Christmas Tree Ranch Books

My Kind of Christmas (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's a Christmas Thing (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holding Out for Christmas (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Santa's Sweetheart (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody Like Santa (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sound of Sleighbells (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cord & Stacy Books

No Quarter Asked (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fiesta San Antonio (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Bitter or Worse (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Cowboy Christmas Books

Long, Tall Christmas (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas on My Mind (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just a Little Christmas (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Frosted Firs Ranch Books

Evergreen Christmas (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Tylers of Texas Books

Publication Order of Americana Books

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

Chronological Order of Americana Books

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

Publication Order of New Americana Books

Sunrise Canyon (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Refuge Cove (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters from Peaceful Lane (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hart's Hollow Farm (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paradise Peak (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hope Creek (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Moon Haven (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sweet Promise (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Extra (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Santa with Love (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Master Fiddler (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ivory Cane (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Touch the Wind (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rogue (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ride the Thunder (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightway (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hostage Bride (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
For the Love of God (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lancaster Men (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eve's Christmas (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistletoe and Holly (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wildcatter's Woman (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Time (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terms of Surrender (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Way to Lose (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foxfire Light (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Western Man (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Separate Cabins (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Wings, Santiago Blue (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pride of Hannah Wade (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Searching For Santa (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leftover Love (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glory Game (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Alone (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heiress (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Travelling Kind (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rivals (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honourable Friends (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masquerade (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tangled Vines (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Dreams (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riding High (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Proud and the Free (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legacies (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Healing Touch (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Notorious (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Spring Bouquet (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scrooge Wore Spurs (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Capital Holiday (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can't Say Goodbye (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maybe This Christmas (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Not Forgotten War (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something More (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistletoe and Molly (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stealing Kisses (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Santa in a Stetson (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Destiny (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Loving Feeling (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close to You (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cowboy Under My Christmas Tree (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merry Christmas, Cowboy (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
One in a Million (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Happy Holidays (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Christmas Magic(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marry Me, Cowboy!(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unmasked(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
You're Still the One(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy is the Bride(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

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: 2 years ago

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

    • Graeme: 2 years 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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.: 2 years 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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