Popular romance writer, Joan Johnston, has an eclectic past. She has been an attorney, newspaper editor and critic, a theatre director, and college professor. She loves to travel to research her novels. She has been to England and Scotland for her Captive Heart series. She has also traveled to Tahiti, Australian and Bali gathering inspiration and information for a WWII novel she hopes to write.
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For readers of Linda Lael Miller and Susan Mallery comes New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s sizzling contemporary Western romance, where power, money, and rivalries rule—and love is the best revenge. HER SHAMEFUL PAST MAKES HER AN OUTCAST— UNTIL A LONE WOLF TAKES HER INTO HI...
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For readers of Linda Lael Miller and Susan Mallery comes "New""York Times" bestselling author Joan Johnston's sizzling contemporary Western romance, where power, money, and rivalries rule--and love is the best revenge. WHILE HE SEEKS A HAVEN, SHE SEARCHES FOR A PLACE TO CALL HOME After a tragic ...
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A DESPERATE DECEPTION THE PROMISE OF FOREVER When Karl Norwood’s mail-order bride meets an untimely demise on the way to the Montana Territory, Hetty Wentworth steps in to take her place. Hetty has no idea how she’s going to pretend to be all the things she isn’t -- including the mother ...
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CAN SECRETS AND SECOND CHOICES EVER LEAD TO LOVE? After three months in a mail-order marriage, Hannah Wentworth McMurtry is a widow -- pregnant, alone, and near death in the Wyoming wilderness. Though she is saved by a man with a face cut from stone, she still grieves the husband who died on th...
New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston has delighted millions of readers with her heartwarming tales set in the American West… Hope Hope Butler is about to watch the man of her dreams, Jake Whitelaw, marry another woman -- unless she finds Faith Faith has always been more con...
HE MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE. SHE MAY BE HIS LAST CHANCE. Miranda Wentworth never imagined becoming a mail-order bride. Now marriage to a stranger is her only hope of finding a home where she and her two younger brothers can escape the brutality of the Chicago orphanage where they live. With any lu...
This is a VERY short story (14 pages) which was originally part of a hardcover collection with other suspense and romantic suspense authors. It's available here so you don't have to buy the hardcover to read it. Nash Benedict finds himself turning Benedict Arnold after promising to look after his...
Bella Benedict's five grown children are scattered around the world like a handful of precious jewels. Now she's dying and she has one last, secret wish. To bring her children home. And to give them what she once had: a marriage of passion. Wealthy playboy Max Benedict has no interest in long-te...
Presenting...the sixth annual More Than Words anthology. Little by little, one person at a time, we can make our world a better place. The five dedicated women selected as this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award have done just that, by discovering a seed of compassion, and nu...
Nine years ago Kate Grayhawk Pendelton walked into Wyatt Shaw's life--and out of it the next morning. Now Wyatt's back--and has the power to shatter Kate's future with the man she loves. By reputation, Wyatt Shaw is a brutal killer who always gets what he wants. And he wants Kate and her twin ei...
Ben Benedict is tortured by nightmares... Society bachelor and former army sniper Ben Benedict moves between two worlds--from high-society Washington to the mean city streets, from tuxedos to Glocks. His powerful Virginia family wants him out of harm's way, but Ben stays on the job, determined t...
From New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston comes a dazzling new Bitter Creek novel that features all of the passion and intrigue in Texas high society that her readers know and love, mixed with an explosive, spine-tingling tale of murder, wrongful imprisonment, and a woman who counts no c...
A lavish summer wedding is being planned at Bitter Creek ranch. In one month, Clay Blackthorne will wed socialite Jocelyn Montrose. But when she hears stirrings of a corporate takeover by the family's archrival, North Grayhawk, Jocelyn covertly heads to North's ranch to offer a valuable commodity -...
Joan Johnston sweeps readers back to the untamed American West in a tale of powerful emotions and breathtaking action.1865: The Civil War was over, but new dangers lay in wait across the open frontier. Disguised as a boy in buckskins, pretty Rebecca Hunter wasn't afraid of any enemy who might cross...
Joan Johnston brings to life an unforgettable love story between two strong-willed people from different worlds in her thrilling new novel featuring the Blackthornes of Bitter Creek, Texas, and their formidable rivals, the Grayhawks of Wyoming. Juggling single motherhood and her job as deputy sher...
New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston has captivated millions of readers with her sprawling, sensuous novels about the two opposing dynasties of Bitter Creek, Texas -- the Blackthornes and the Creeds. Now in her highly anticipated hardcover debut, Johnston tells an impassioned story of lo...
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Charity Beautiful, bold and uncertain of love after being abandoned as an infant, Charity is bewildered by Kane Longstreet's marriage proposal. Despite her misgivings, she agrees to go home with Kane for the holidays. But at his cousin's engagement party at Hawk's Pride, she gets the shock of her ...
The Blackthornes and the Creeds. Two powerful Texas dynasties--and lifelong enemies. Set in the heart of the modern-day West, New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston brings to passionate life the clash of wills between Blackthorne and Creed . . . as a man and woman discover a love stronger ...
Owen Blackthorne was a lone wolf, a man who didn't need anyone. Until Bayleigh Creed appeared on his doorstep, demanding his help in locating her missing brother. They headed into the desolate West Texas wilderness together, a Blackthorne and a Creed, mortal enemies obliged to join forces to surviv...
Trace Blackthorne was taught from the cradle to take what he wanted. And he wanted Callie Creed. Eleven years ago, the feud between their families had torn them apart. But now Trace has come home, a ruthless hard-eyed stranger, making her an offer she couldn't refuse: marry him and save her struggl...
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She was the reigning belle of the ton for the fourth Season in a row, but Lady Regina Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne's daughter, was determined to avoid the perils of marriage. She had already seen enough to distrust all men. Then Clay Bannister, the dashing Earl of Carlisle, dared to steal a kis...
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His marriage proposal wasn't shocking. His motive was. But she had her own secret . . . All of Jennifer Wright's hopes and dreams had rested on her summer wedding --- until a single moment changed everything. Including the groom. Suddenly, Jennifer agreed to marry her fiance's best friend, a darkl...
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When the tall, rugged stranger stepped out of the shadows and rescued her from her fate worse than death, Katherine MacKinnon knew she had found her bodyguard. With this steely arms and reckless courage, he would shield her from her clansman, who refused to accept her as laird, and from the hated D...
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A Christmas keepsake...two special stories filled with holiday magic by Diana Palmer and Joan Johnston. Meet the men who make it so nice to be naughty! They're seductive, they're shameless, They're irresistible - and these Texans are experts at sneaking kisses under the mistletoe. Join Dian...
Dedicated Texas Ranger Jack Kittrick is hard on the trail of a killer who is preying on the helpless in a large San Antonio hospital--a hunt that leads him to Maggie Wainwright, the beautiful, enigmatic legal eagle who had access to the victims. . .and a motive for the crimes. The more Jack learns ...
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THE JOY OF SEX... One minute, Mac Macready was a living legend in Texas every kid's idol, every man's envy, every woman's fantasy. The next, his fiancee dumped him, his career was hanging in the balance and his future was looking mighty uncertain. Then there was the matter of his scandalous secr...
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THE INNOCENT Too tall and entirely too outspoken, Miss Eliza Sheringham grew up thumbing her nose at polite English society. So when Captain Lord Marcus Wharton, called Beau for his stunning good looks set his rakish sights on her, Eliza thought nothing of rejecting his advances. Until a stolen ki...
A PROMISE OF DANGER Delia Carson was only sixteen when she fled her hometown running thousands of miles away from the deadly Texas tempest of lies and shadows that tore apart her family ... and her aching love for smalltown bad boy Marsh North. But she never could escape. A PROMISE OF DESIRE...
A HAWK'S WAY WEDDING The Groom: If single dad Billy Stonecreek didn't find himself a wife who was mother material, his snooty in-laws would take away his little twin daughters... But who'd marry a "no-good half-breed" like him? The Bride: Cherry Whitelaw had some reputation around Hawk's Way-...
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Lionel Morgan, Earl of Denbigh, had been betrayed once at the altar and vowed that no female would ensnare him again. Then Charlotte Edgerton burst into his life. He was to be her guardian. Her protector. But Denbigh wasn't prepared for this headstrong American-- or the passions she inspired on fir...
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SHE WAS A LADY.... The earth shook with a dull roar as the buffalo herd bore down upon them. Terrified, Verity raced into the arms of the buckskin-clad stranger. Suddenly, the tempestuous Lady Verity Talbot knew the thrill of recognition and flash-fire desire. Here, in the godforsaken reaches of W...
A unforgettable man--modern heroe who have the courage to fight for what is right... Rugged. Sexy. Heroic. A lone wolf like Stony Carlton wasn't easy to tame. He didn't seem to need anyone. Until he was introduced to the right woman, that is. Then he couldn't help thinking about giving up his...
MR. JULY HEARTLESS HUSBAND?: Texas rancher Zach Whitelaw advertised for a wife to bear his children -- but if she wasn't pregnant in a year's time, he'd divorce her. DISOBEDIENT BRIDE?: Six months into their marriage, Rebecca Littlewolf Whitelaw's tummy was as flat as it was on her wedding da...
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Daisy knew that someday, somehow, she would pay for wanting what no proper woman wanted... The ravishing Duchess Daisy vowed to save Severn Manor by marrying Nicholas Calloway, a Texas bounty hunter come to claim his family's ancestral lands. But the moment they met the slate-eyed barbarian took...
THE HOT-TEMPERED HUSBAND Rancher Sam Longstreet planned to woo and wed the innocent daughter of his enemy -- all in the name of sweet revenge. And he knew just how to make Callen Whitelaw fall in love with him.... THE HEADSTRONG BRIDE Callen didn't know why everyone thought Sam was no good. ...
Having wed to end the warring ways of their feuding Texas families, a reluctant bride and groom find life together an unending battle--until a beautiful arrival at Christmastime teaches them the true meaning of peace and joy and love....
"NO WAY I'M EVER GETTING MARRIED!" This was rancher Falcon Whitelaw's favorite phrase. Until he heard himself say, "I do" to widowed mother Mara Ainsworth--a woman who hated his guts and was marrying him only for his medical insurance! No more women, no more sex, no more nothing! But one look...
IS THERE A HUSBAND IN THE HOUSE? When single mother Desiree Parrish discovered that her abusive ex-husband was being released from prison, she knew she needed live-in protection at her ranch. And since hiring a bodyguard would only scare her young daughter, Desiree decided to hire a husband - a ...
SHE WAS THE TOMBOY TEASE HE REMEMBERED AS A KID... When the gorgeous blonde sashayed into Oakville, Ethan Hawk was a goner -- until she told him her name: Patch Kendrick. The brat he remembered from Fort Benton, Montana was now a luscious lady hunting for her man: him! Nothing, not even his outl...
A DEBUTANTE IN A HAYSTACK Was she crazy? Garth Whitelaw didn't have time to hold Candy Baylor's hand and drag her around his ranch, and why on earth would the rich Texas debutante want to train horses, anyway? But she sure looked sexy in tight, worn jeans and with hay in her hair, so maybe it wa...
COWBOY CRAZY Faron Whitelaw had some nerve calling Belinda Prescott a princess. A nearly bankrupt ranch was hardly a castle, and Faron, an ill-tempered cowboy who'd inherited half her kingdom, was certainly no prince. The man was lucky she didn't make him sleep in the barn! Faron had been spi...
SHOTGUN WEDDING With three bossy, overprotective brothers looking over her shoulder, Tate Whitelaw was finding it impossible to become a woman. They still thought of her as a pigtailed little girl. So Tate hightailed it off the homestead--right into the manly arms of Adam Philips. She'd show eve...
SHE RODE THE OUTLAW TRAIL DISGUISED AS A MAN... Texas Ranger Jake Kearney was astonished to discover that the "Kid" Calhoun he stalked, the same outlaw who saved him from ambush, was a woman - and an irresistible one at that! Now Anabeth Calhoun was an unwilling captive of the flinty-eyed Ranger...
A TASTE OF HONEY When a mysterious drifter appeared at Honey Farrell's ranch, willing to work for room and board, the wary widow had to hire him. Tall, dark and grouchy, Jesse Whitelaw could scare away the lurking cattle rustlers with one growl. And Honey's sons could sure use a man around. Stil...
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NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT The Past: Although Texas in 1864 was no place for a lone lady traveler, feisty Angela Taylor had to get to San Antonio. She could outsmart any outlaw, so she wasn't afraid when a bunch of no-good cowboys surrounded her. But when a rough and rugged stranger suddenly pushe...
FROM POLITE BOSTON TO THE WILDS OF MONTANA, SHE CAME SEEKING A SAFE HAVEN FOR HER FAMILY -- AND FOUND UNEXPECTED LOVE. She was a whaling captain's widow, determined to keep her headstrong son from following his father's course. Molly Gallagher had lost her beloved husband to a watery grave; sh...
THE ALISTAIR-HAZARD FEUD WAS OVER Old Cyrus had passed on, and Nathan Hazard was prepared to take over his land. But then, Cyrus's greenhorn grand-niece showed up claiming ownership. She didn't know a thing about raising sheep, and Nathan wasn't about to teach her--that is, until he got his firs...
BIG BAD WOLF Luke Granger was fuming! A renegade wolf was roaming his land, threatening his sheep, and he planned to put an end to it -- until a hotheaded environmentalist showed up talking about some crazy scheme to SAVE the sharp-toothed pest! Yessir, Miss Abigail Dayton had a way about her --...
A DANGEROUS INNOCENCE Her rich titian hair in a bun, schoolmarm Eden Devlin was too tall and too doggone smart. Most men in Sweetwater wouldn't tangle with her. Until Burke Kerrigan rode into town. Big, hard, and handsome, he wore a pair of six-guns and a bold, lazy smile. He came to settle the wa...
SHE WAS HEIR TO A GLORIOUS DESTINY -- BUT ONE MAN'S LOVE WOULD CHALLENGE HER DREAMS... For Sloan Stewart, romance meant only heartache and betrayal. Rip Stewart's eldest daughter was raised as if she were the son he never had. She knew exactly what she wanted from life: to take command of the ...
IN THE ARMS OF A BOLD WARRIOR, SHE FOUND A LOVE BEYOND HER WILDEST DREAMS! Captured by the Comanche Indians, Bayleigh Stewart clung to fantasies of Jonas Harper, the wealthy gentleman she had fallen in love with long ago in Boston. . . in a world of elegance so far removed from the hide tent she...
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Getting Mommy Married Single mom Megan Padget was weary of trying to find the right man. So when her children gave her the book You Don't Have to Stay Single, she threw it away. Then she met sexy Tom Steele, and hurried back to the trash can. One heated look from pretty Megan and Tom realized...
In a young and lawless Texas, one woman stood ready for anything -- except love! She was Cricket, youngest of the ravishing Stewart sisters raised to shoot, ride, and fight as well as any man. On her pinto stallion, she roamed the harsh vast beauty that was Texas, and gloried in its promise -- ...
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OPPOSITES ATTRACT Jenny Smith thought magazine critic Matthew Benson belonged in the Neanderthal era. Hadn't he written that women's equality was a dead issue? But she had a plan. All they had to do was tie themselves to opposite ends of a rope for thirty days without touching, and she would sh...
IN A BOLD, DARING BARGAIN SHE MARRIED A STRANGER... AND DISCOVERED NEW DEPTHS OF DESIRE! It was a shocking alliance indeed - Kinyan Holloway, the proud young widow, and Benjamin Colter, the tall, scarred drifter driven by a dream. Only as a married woman could Kinyan protect her beloved Triple F...
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BOLDLY, SHE RESCUED HIM FROM RENEGADE INDIANS--UNWITTINGLY, HE TURNED HER INTO A WOMAN IN LOVE In the rugged Rocky Mountains, where pioneers and Indians still bloodied the land, Rebecca preferred buckskin to lace--and a gun to a parasol. She vowed never to belong to any man ... until she met dar...