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Kristin James Books In Order

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Publication Order of Stone's Sky Saga Books

Publication Order of Marshall Family Books

A Very Special Favor (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salt of the Earth (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letter of the Law (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Ferguson Brothers Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Greatest Texas Love Stories of All Time Books

Satan's Angel (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Girl's Best Friend (By: Marie Ferrarella) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious Pretender (By: Stella Bagwell) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Like Father, Like Son (By: Elizabeth August) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Vision (By: Sheryl Lynn) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Kind of Man (By: Barbara McCauley) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mike's Baby (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty as Sin (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mail Order Brood (By: Arlene James) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Baby, Your Child (By: Nikki Benjamin) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father In The Middle (By: Phyllis Halldorson) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Innocence (By: Ann Major) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Texas Touch (By: Kate Thomas) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long Lost Husband (By: Joleen Daniels) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy was a Cowboy (By: Jodi O'Donnell) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walk Away Joe / Cowboy Takes a Lady (By: Cindy Gerard) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperate (By: Kay David) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of Her Heart (By: Arlene James) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Guardian's Bride (By: Laurie Paige) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Kisses For A Dollar (By: Laurie Paige) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hide in Plain Sight (By: Sara Orwig) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Loner and the Lady (By: Eileen Wilks) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bedded Bliss (By: Heather McAllister) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Willful Marriage (By: Peggy Moreland) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlaw and the City Slicker (By: Debbi Rawlins) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call Me (By: Alison Kent) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Millie and the Fugitive (By: Liz Ireland) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Kind of Hero (By: Sandy Steen) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Ticket To Texas (By: Jan Hudson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hannah's Hunks (By: Bonnie Tucker) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Ties (By: Joanna Wayne) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawman (By: Laurie Grant) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Familiar Heart (By: Caroline Burnes) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unforgettable Bride (By: Annette Broadrick) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
His-And-Hers Family (By: Bonnie K. Winn) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storming Paradise (By: Mary McBride) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Brothers and a Bride (By: Elizabeth Harbison) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love, Honor And A Pregnant Bride (By: Karen Rose Smith) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Happened In Texas (By: Darlene Graham) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lone Wolf's Lady (By: Beverly Barton) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Mother for Jeffrey (By: Trisha Alexander) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Wedding of the Century & Other Stories(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

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.


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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