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Publication Order of The McKaslin Clan: 1 Books

His Hometown Girl (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart and Soul (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sweetest Gift (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Heaven (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holiday Homecoming (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The McKaslin Clan: 2 Books

Sweet Blessings (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven's Touch (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessed Vows (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Handful of Heaven (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The McKaslin Clan: 3 Books

A Soldier for Christmas (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Precious Blessings (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Kind of Heaven (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everyday Blessings (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A McKaslin Homecoming (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Perfect Man (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Wedding Wish (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Holiday Heart (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Soldier For Keeps (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The McKaslin Clan: 4 Books

Blind-Date Bride (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Homecoming (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Cowboy (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Dreams (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The McKaslin Clan Historical Books

Homespun Bride (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Country Bride (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The McKaslins of Wyoming Books

Jingle Bell Bride (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of McKaslin Brothers Books

Where The Heart Is (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Reason To Believe (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One True Thing (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once In A Lifetime (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Homecoming Heroes Books

Mission: Motherhood (By: Marta Perry) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Star Secret (By: Lenora Worth) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At His Command (By: Brenda Coulter) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Matter of the Heart (By: Patricia Davids) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Texas Thanksgiving (By: Margaret Daley) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homefront Holiday (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alaska Books

Mail-Order Marriages (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Blake Brothers Books

His Surprise Mail Order Bride (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jeremiah's Bride (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secondhand Bride (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bluebonnet Bride Books

Bluebonnet Bride (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Legend (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Plains Wife (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horseman (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Wife (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rocky Mountain Man (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brides of Blue Sky Country Books

High Plains Bride (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Forever Lawman (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Sky Hearts (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Buttons & Bobbins Books

Gingham Bride (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Patchwork Bride (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calico Bride (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowflake Bride (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dry Creek Historical Books

Mail-Order Christmas Brides (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mail-Order Holiday Brides (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Granger Family Ranch Books

The Soldier's Holiday Vow (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher's Promise (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Holiday Bride (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyoming Sweethearts (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hometown Hearts (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyoming Summer (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wyoming Wedding Bells (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of High Country Bride Books

High Country Bride (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Country Hearts (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Country Match (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Klondike Gold Rush Books

Western Weddings (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of McPhee Clan Books

Then Came You (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Hearts (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sweetest Thing (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Mountain Drifter (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep In The Heart (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jingle Bell Hearts (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Forever (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams of You (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where The Heart Leads (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Place In The Heart (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Heart To Keep (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mail-Order Christmas Brides Books

Mail-Order Mistletoe Brides (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mail-Order Christmas Brides Boxed Set (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Montana Armstrongs Books

His Montana Bride (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rose Hill Brides Books

Where Dreams Begin (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once In Every Life (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chances Are (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Timber Valley Brides Books

High Mountain Bride (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bounty Hunter's Bride (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Forever Bride (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Women of the West Books

Millie's Outlaw (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wyoming Brides Books

Apple Blossom Bride (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Wood Bride (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of You've Got Mail Books

First Class Male (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Male (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Priority Male (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Special Delivery (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Last Chance Bride (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hannah's Heart (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher's Return / Sunlight and Shadows (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Garnet's Treasure (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
MacLain's Wife (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jonah's Bride (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lissa's Cowboy (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wedding Vow (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cooper's Wife (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malcolm's Honor (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Candle In The Window (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Man (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Hawk's Bride (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven Sent (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Love Worth Waiting For (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven Knows (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gifts From the Heart (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rocky Mountain Widow (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Matters Most (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Montana Bride (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No One But You (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrangler (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Sky Bride (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bounty Hunter's Heart (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Home Montana- Larger Print (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alaskan Bride Rush Books

Treasure Creek Dad (By: Terri Reed) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Klondike Hero (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yukon Cowboy (By: Debra Clopton) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lawman's Christmas Wish (By: Linda Goodnight) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Texas Twins Books

Her Surprise Sister (By: Marta Perry) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror Image Bride (By: Barbara McMahon) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carbon Copy Cowboy (By: Arlene James) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soldier's Newfound Family (By: Kathryn Springer) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reunited for the Holidays (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look-Alike Lawman (By: Glynna Kaye) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tiny Blessings Books

Brought Together by Baby (By: Carolyne Aarsen) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Christmas Wish (By: Kathryn Springer) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For the Twins' Sake (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cinderella Plan (By: Margaret Daley) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Past Secrets, Present Love (By: Lois Richer) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Special Delivery (By: Linda Goodnight) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Giving Thanks for Baby (By: Terri Reed) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Her Son's Love (By: Kathryn Springer) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Holiday to Remember (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Season Of The Heart(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yuletide Treasure(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stetsons, Spring and Wedding Rings(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In a Mother's Arms(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Countdown to First Night(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In a Mother's Arms / The Widow's Secret(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jillian Hart is an American author best known for the writing of popular contemporary Christian romance novels. Over the years, Hart has written numerous novels in her The McKaslin Clan series, Granger Family Ranch, Buttons & Bobbins, Dry Creek Historical and McPhee Clan among several other series. Her McKaslin series of novels has been the most successful of her series. Jillian grew up in Washington State, where her family had a home on the outskirts of Carnation City. As a teenager, she asserts that she took care of the family’s cattle and use the proceeds to pay her college tuition. However, it was also a fun time for the budding author, who spent a lot of time scribbling short stories and riding horses on the Cascade Mountain range when she was not otherwise engaged. She got her Bachelors in English from Whitman College before she embarked on traveling the world, volunteering, a job in advertising, and teaching Sunday school, before she decided to settle down and become a professional author. When she is not penning her next bestseller, she can be found enjoying quality time with her family, drinking coffee with a book, or chatting with friends.

Jillian Hart first knew she was born to write when she found herself penning stories from when she was in grade school. Before that, she had been told that she had one day been caught telling her two year old self stories in her crib. She would write her first serious literature when she was in the fifth grade and the teacher gave an assignments to the class. She wrote her story about “Murphy the Martian” that had a pesky little brother, and a purple and green flying saucer. She had so much fun writing her narrative that from then on she kept adding to the story, that would become the first chapter of her later published novel “Murphy’s Adventures”. However, just like many authors, her journey to publication was full of rejection for the most part of six years, where she was writing almost every day. It was not until she got a revision letter for some manuscript she submitted from Harlequin Historicals, that she knew she finally knew her dream would become true after all.

Most of Hart’s writing is derived from a busy imagination and sensory acuity that have made it easy for her to pluck stories almost out of thin air. In addition, she may sometimes include a few of her experiences into the novels. For instance, a cat in Holiday Cat belonging to the lead protagonist Lucy is named Bean, similar to a cat that Jillian Hart once had as a child. She spices things up with tongue in cheek puns such as “Where have you bean?’ which makes for quite some fun reading. Her earlier childhood also influences a lot of the setting and some characters in the novels of the McKaslin Clan and the Granger Family Ranch series of novels. For instance, her novels will often have small town experiences, activities, and nuances, including the values of working with animals she obtained while living in the country and taking care of cattle. Nonetheless, her biggest motivation for writing is to put her emotions on paper, to feel the love and be totally consumed by it.

The McKaslin Clan series of novels are wonderful stories with endearing characters. The novels deal with a range of issues ranging from prejudice, love, and values among other themes. Even as these are contemporary Christian fiction, they do not sound preachy as Jillian Hart for the most part focuses on experiences. The novels are all about becoming an honest and successful person that experiences love and community despite the circumstances. This often involves stepping outside of one’s comfort zone and doing what may be deemed out of the ordinary. The McKaslin characters and their romantic partners and interests are swoon worthy heroes and heroines that are so down to earth that one feels that they are almost like friends. They are persons full of guilt, hurt, and pain which has made them feel that they are not worthy of love. Even as they initially try to resist love, it eventually finds them and helps them overcome their feelings of guilt and helplessness and enjoy love as never before.

“His Hometown Girl” is the first novel of The McKaslin Clan series of novels by Jillian Hart. The lead in the novel is Zachary Drake, a longtime friend of the beautiful Karen McKaslin. Karen has just called off her engagement to a local pastor but Zach has no illusions of making her his. Instead, he hopes to keep his love for her a secret even as he provides a sympathetic ear and grease stained hand to a friend in need. Karen is thanking her lucky stars for having dodged a loveless marriage, and has plans of transforming herself in preparation for a man worthy of her love. She never thought that the man could have been right in front of her the whole time, hoping that she would see the longing he had for her in his eyes. Jillian writes a great Christian romance that succeeds in not being overly pushy about values and morals, but still reflecting her Christian values.

“The Sweetest Gift” is an endearing novel of The McKaslin Clan series of novels featuring Kirby MacKaslin and her seeming obnoxious and brazen neighbor. The new neighbor is a pilot that Kirby instantly disliked from the moment she saw him. But the man turns out to be completely different to what she had thought him to be. He wakes up to him fixing her fence and running off to fly an early morning flight because of a medical emergency. Even sweeter of him, he offers to cook dinner and make her cocoa when she has a bout of insomnia. She is not surprised to find herself falling for the endearing man as his firm hold on her hand makes her feel so comfortable. But after showing her just what warmth, love and kindness he could provide, he withdraws his hand, afraid of wounding his broken heart that was yet to heal. Can Kirby convince the man to move past his pain and love again, or is he lost forever in the depths of despair and hopelessness. Using internal monologue and excellent descriptions, Hart writes a cute love story that would make a good read for the beach or fireside.

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3 Responses to “Jillian Hart”

  1. Laura Collin: 8 months ago

    I found a very old copy of A Soldier for Keeps. I enjoyed it very much. I am trying to find the book called Finally a Family. Was it published? Thank you!

    • Graeme: 8 months ago

      It’s in the anthology In a Mother’s Arms.

  2. RaNae Welsch: 2 years ago

    Did you ever right Devan, from Blue Sky Country, book? I would live to read it. I enjoy your books ver much. .


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