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Linda Chaikin Books In Order

Publication Order of Heart of India Books

Silk (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under Eastern Stars (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingscote (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Royal Pavilions Books

Swords and Scimitars (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Palaces (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behind the Veil (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Great Northwest Books

Empire Builders (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winds of Allegiance (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Buccaneers Books

Port Royal (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirate and His Lady (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamaican Sunset (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Egypt Books

Arabian Winds (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lions of the Desert (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valiant Hearts (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Trade Winds Books

Captive Heart (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Dreams (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island Bride (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Day to Remember Books

Monday's Child (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tuesday's Child (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wednesday's Child (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thursday's Child (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friday's Child (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dawn of Hawaii Books

For Whom the Stars Shine (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spoils of Eden (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hawaiian Crosswinds (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jewel of the Pacific (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of East of the Sun Books

Tomorrow's Treasure (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yesterday's Promise (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Today's Embrace (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Love in the West Books

Desert Rose (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Star (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Silk House Books

Daughter of Silk (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Written On Silk (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Threads of Silk (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Recovery of the Lost Sword (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nevada Jade (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Everlasting Flame (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Midwife of St. Petersburg (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Linda Chaikin is a reputed American novelist of historical fiction, Christian fiction, and romance novels. She has written numerous book series in her career, including the Royal Pavilion series, Heart of India series, Trade Winds series, Great Northwest series, Egypt series, East of the Sun series, Buccaneers series, Day to Remember series, and a few others. Chaikin has written several of her books under the pen name of L.L. Chaikin. She was born in 1943 as Linda Lee Chaikin and was the youngest of ten children born to her parents. Her birth was followed by the death of her father, which affected the family very much. Author Chaikin penned her first full-length book on paper when she was 14 years old. Later, she rewrote this book and used it as the plot of her popular novel, Wednesday’s Child, which is a part of her widely successful Day to Remember book series.

Chaikin and her husband named Steve met each other in a Bible study. They got married six months after their first meeting and together, attended the Multnomah Bible College & Biblical Seminary, located in Portland, Oregon. A number of her books have become top-sellers. They have succeeded in capturing the imaginations and hearts of numerous readers of the world. A couple of her books have won the Silver Angel Award for Excellence and one book was a Christy Award finalist. Throughout her childhood, Chaikin suffered from asthma that forced her to miss school for a major part of each semester and spend time alone in her house. Though there was too much of a shortage of materialistic things in her family, Chaikin’s mother provided her with lots of books to spend her alone time.

Despite being on a tight budget, her mother always bought her favorite Little Golden Books that she loved very much. Author Chaikin says that she loved reading so much that she was ready to die in her bed while reading and rereading her books. She remembers the thrill of receiving a new fairy tale book as a gift from her mother every Christmas. Eventually, the books became Chaikin’s friends and replaced the ones that she was not able to make at her school because of her health condition. Though Chaikin lacked mathematical skills, she was excellent in spelling, reading, and writing. She remembers one of the proudest moments of her school when her teacher had moved her up to the top reading circle of her class.

During the teenage years, Chaikin had started rewriting the endings of the novels that she didn’t like. On many occasions, her short story and essay assignments were read out loud in her class. This made her become firm in her decision of becoming an author after growing up. After she received a rejection from a publishing company to release her first book, Chaikin was disheartened. However, her ambition of becoming a writer was still high. She shifted her focus towards writing romance stories, however, most of her romance stories were such that they would corrupt the minds of the readers. One day, while she was busy writing one of her romance stories, Chaikin heard a voice on the radio about surrendering to the Lord and it changed her life completely.

The voice motivated her to shift her focus towards religion. Subsequently, Chaikin got indulged in Bible studies. Later, she returned to writing several books in the Christian fiction genre. And when they were accepted by publishing houses for publication, she continued writing Christian fiction books with an element of historical fiction in them. Her success as an author made Chaikin believe that it was because of the intervention of God in her life that she was able to make it big and carve a successful career out of it. Over the years, she has successfully written and published more than 30 top sellers and has won several prestigious awards as well. As of today, Chaikin lives in northern California with her loving husband. She spends most of her time writing novels and uses her spare time to try some interesting activities like gardening, walking, knitting, etc.

A popular book series written by author Linda Chaikin is known as The Silk House series. It is comprised of three books released between 2006 and 2008. Chaikin has mentioned the central characters in the series as Huguenot Rachelle Dushane-Macquinet, Marguerite Valois, Marquis Fabien de Vendome, Catherine de Medici, Queen Mother, and several others. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘Daughter of Silk’. It was released in 2006 by the Zondervan publication. The book opens by depicting that young Rachelle Dushane-Macquinet is pursuing her family name as the finest producer of silk in Lyon. She is excited to accompany her well-known courtier named Grandmere on a business trip to Paris. Rachelle is looking forward to designing a silk trousseau for princess Marguerite Valois.

As Rachelle reaches the Court, she finds it regent and magnificent. Catherine de Medici appears to be deceptively charming and the circumstances look to be darker than she had imagined. Rachelle learns that the political intrigues of the Queen Mother have led to a web of deception and has put the life of the Huguenots and herself in great danger. She hopes to make the charming Marquis Fabien de Vendome aware of the wicked plot. But, to do that, Rachelle must walk a perilous path filled with imminent dangers.

The second installment of this exciting series is called ‘Written on Silk’. It was also published by Zondervan in 2007. This book revolves around the unfolding of the murderous plot of Catherine de Medici against the Huguenot family during a royal wedding. Initially, it is shown that Rachelle Dushane-Macquinet, the daughter of a famous silk-making family, arrives in Louvre Palais to make a gown for an upcoming royal wedding. As she is recruited into the ring of lady spies of the evil Queen Mother, Rachelle must strive to safeguard her honor. She must use her courage and wits to save the lives of people in danger. When Marquis Fabien returns from Spain, the Queen Mother devices a plan to assassinate him as well. But, he is alert about the advances of the Queen Mother and does not let any harm come to him or the beautiful Rachelle. The two find themselves caught up in the deadly swirl of history and the uncertainties of love. They look to escape the evil queen’s venom and uncover her wicked plan in front of everyone present in the royal court.

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