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Lauren Baratz Logsted Books In Order

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Publication Order of Jane Taylor Books

The Thin Pink Line (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossing the Line (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jane's World (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sisters Eight Books

with Greg Logsted, Jackie Logsted
Annie's Adventures (With: Greg Logsted,Jackie Logsted) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Durinda's Dangers (With: Greg Logsted,Jackie Logsted) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Georgia's Greatness (With: Greg Logsted,Jackie Logsted) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jackie's Jokes (With: Greg Logsted,Jackie Logsted) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marcia's Madness (With: Greg Logsted,Jackie Logsted) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Petal's Problems (With: Greg Logsted,Jackie Logsted) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebecca's Rashness (With: Greg Logsted,Jackie Logsted) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zinnia's Zaniness (With: Greg Logsted,Jackie Logsted) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Battle... For Now (With: Greg Logsted,Jackie Logsted) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nice Guy Books

The Bro-Magnet (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isn't It Bro-Mantic? (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hat City Middle School Books

Guys Against the Girls (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robbie Knightley (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of If Only... Books

Red Girl, Blue Boy (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Adventures Of Sherlock Bones Books

Doggone (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Not Gone! (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gatz Chronicles Books

with Jackie Logsted
Joint Custody (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Gatz (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Little Change of Face (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Nancy Drew Saved My Life (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vertigo (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel's Choice (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of My Suburban Life (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Me, In Between (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crazy Beautiful (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Education of Bet (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twin's Daughter (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Women and Me (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waiting for Dead Men's Shoes (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Z (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pursuing the Times (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sisters Club (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falling for Prince Charles (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Love You, Michael Collins (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Brother (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombie Abbey (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Disrespectful Interviewer (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

This Is Chick-Lit(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lauren Baratz-Logsted is an American author of fiction. She grew up in Monroe, Connecticut. There her father owned a drugstore and her mother worked there as the pharmacist.

Lauren Baratz-Logsted graduated from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, majoring in Psychology. She also is partially on her way to finishing an English degree at Western Connecticut State University. In college, she worked on her breaks selling donuts.

After college, Lauren got a job working at an independent bookseller, Klein’s of Westport. While the seller would eventually go out of business, she worked there buying and selling books for just over a decade. She left the store in November of 1994 to take a chance at writing.

She did not automatically become successful as it did take some time. During the period of 1994 to 2002, Lauren paid the bills and engaged her literary and practical side by working as a freelance editor, a book reviewer, a writer, and a window washer. She even washed the windows of the home of the late novelist Robert Ludlum,

In May of 2002, Red Dress Ink called Lauren Baratz-Logsted with an offer for her debut book, The Thin Pink Line. Ever since then, she has been very busy writing more novels. Baratz-Logsted can also admit to checking her Amazon ranking as an author daily. She resides in Danbury, Connecticut with her husband and their daughter, who keeps her busy when she is not writing.

Her favorite color is green and her favorite animals are cats, but if she had to choose an animal that wasn’t a cat, she would choose a penguin as her favorite animal. She says that no matter how someone is attempting to pronounce her last name they are probably pronouncing it wrong.

She is the author of the Jane Taylor series of fiction. This engaging and light-hearted fictional series deals with the adventures of the main character Jane. She is your average young woman and in the first novel, we see what she gets up to when she thinks that she’s pregnant. The sequel to The Thin Pink Line is Crossing the Line. It’s followed by Dodo Lays an Egg, Stan and his Sisters, and the last book in the series, Jane’s World.

She is also the author of the Sisters Eight series, the Hat City Middle School series, Johnny Smith series, the Adventures of Sherlock Bones series, as well as several standalone novels and novellas. She has also contributed to collections and edited anthologies. Her nonfiction book is titled The Disrespectful Interviewer.

The Thin Pink Line is the debut novel in the Jane Taylor series. The title refers to the thin pink line of the traditional plastic handheld pregnancy test, of course. The main character of this book is Jane, and everything started to go crazy when she missed her period. She has no idea whether it’s just a fluke or maybe even her body having pregnancy envy of other friends.

So what is she to do? She tells her best guy friend and starts to believe that she really might be pregnant. However, then her late period finally arrives and she realizes that she was never really knocked up. That was just wishful thinking or a serious case of the biological fake-outs on her body’s part.

Even though she knows that she isn’t pregnant, Jane has already gotten a taste of that other world. The world that expecting mothers live in of people being nice to you, men being generous and gentlemanly, of people being excited for you and just generally feeling special. Jane is not ready for that feeling to end.

So to keep things going and to keep herself as part of that wonderful world, Jane tells a little lie to her boyfriend to keep the ball rolling. He lives with her and by telling him this lie she has definitely crossed the line. But what to do to back her story up? Nothing that a pregnancy test and a pink Magic Marker can’t accurately simulate. With just one thin line, she has secured her pregnancy story.

Jane has now become one of the chosen ones, but she has done it entirely by deception. Even if she doesn’t really have a baby inside of her, now she’s living the life like she does have a baby growing in her stomach– but without any of the real-life side effects like nausea or swollen feet. Still, this charade is going to be tough to try and keep up with.

As Jane grows increasingly closer to her due date for her fake baby, she starts to think about what she’s done. If there isn’t going to be a baby, her boyfriend will likely leave her when he finds out the truth. At the very least, his trust in her is going to be shattered forever.

Jane knows that she has a lot of searching to do and maybe it’s time to come back to reality. But is the young mother to be (or not to be) ready to admit the truth and face the music? You’re going to have to pick up The Thin Pink Line to find out!

Crossing the Line is the fun second book in the Jane Taylor series by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. Readers are back with the zany and maybe a little crazy Jane once more. On Christmas Eve, Jane found a little black baby abandoned and now she is in the exact situation that she once lied about being in.

Jane is in totally new territory. She has no idea what to do and in the end, starts considering whether adoption may be the best option. Taylor knows many kids get lost in the system. But can she face the many obstacles that come her way? Is she the best mother to raise a child with healthy racial identity? Will her real parents come and get the baby once she adopts it?

The times are changing for Jane Taylor. But what started out as a surprise may end up being a blessing in disguise. Want to find out what happens? Then pick up Crossing the Line today!

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