Johanna Lindsey

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Johanna Helen Howard Lindsey
Born Johanna Helen Howard
(1952-03-10) March 10, 1952 (age 62)
Germany
Pen name Johanna Lindsey
Nationality American
Period 1977-present
Genres Historical Romance
Spouse(s) Ralph Lindsey
Children 3

Johanna Lindsey (born Johanna Helen Howard, March 10, 1952), is one of the most popular American writers of historical romance novels worldwide. All of her books reached the New York Times bestseller list, many reaching No. 1.

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Her father was Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, where she was born. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii and after he died in 1964, Lindsey and her mother settled there to honor him.[1]

In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becoming a young housewife. The marriage continued, the couple residing in Hawaii and producing three children; Alfred, Joseph and Garret, who already have made her a grandmother. After her husband's death, Lindsey moved to Maine and has not remarried.

Writing career[edit]

Lindsey wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977 "on a whim".[1] The book was a success, as have been the 49 novels which followed.

By 2006, over 58 Million copies of her books have been sold worldwide, with translations appearing in 12 languages.

Lindsey's books span the various eras of history, including books set in the Middle Ages, Regency England, the American "Old West", and the Viking era. She has even written a few sci-fi romances. By far the most popular among her books are the stories about the Malory Family (see Family Tree), a Regency saga. Though many people are fond of her "Heart of Thunder" which stayed on the best sellers list for 14 weeks. She is a world renowned author.

Lindsey's stories are known for her feisty heroines and domineering heroes. Lindsey heroes are always Alpha-males, who are self-reliant, powerful, and overtly sexual.

In 2013 Lindsey celebrates her Golden Anniversay, of her 50th book, One Heart to Win.

Bibliography[edit]

By Reading Order[edit]

Viking Haardrad Family Saga Series[edit]

  1. Fires of Winter (1980)
  2. Hearts Aflame (1987)
  3. Surrender My Love (1994)

Southern Series[edit]

  1. Glorious Angel (1982)[2]
  2. Heart of Thunder (1983)

Deep space/ Ly-san-ter Family Saga[edit]

  • Warrior's Woman (1990)
  • Keeper Of The Heart (1993)
  • Heart Of A Warrior (2001) (Deep space - Earth)

Wyoming Westerns Series[edit]

  1. Brave the Wild Wind (1984)
  2. Savage Thunder (1989)
  3. Angel (1992)

Malory-Anderson Family Saga Series[edit]

  1. Love Only Once (1985) (Regina Ashton/Nicholas Eden)
  2. Tender Rebel (1988) (Anthony Malory/Roslynn Chadwick)
  3. Gentle Rogue (1990) (James Malory/Georgina Anderson)
  4. The Magic of You (1993) (Amy Malory/Warren Anderson)
  5. Say You Love Me (1996) (Derek Malory/Kelsey Langton)
  6. The Present (1998) (Christopher Malory/Anastasia Stephanoff)
  7. A Loving Scoundrel (2004) (Jeremy Malory/Danette "Danny" Hilary)
  8. Captive of My Desires (2006) (Drew Anderson/Gabrielle Brooks)
  9. No Choice But Seduction (2008) (Boyd Anderson/Katey Tyler)
  10. That Perfect Someone (2010) (Richard Allen/Julia Miller)

Straton Family Saga Series[edit]

  1. A Heart So Wild (1986)
  2. All I Need Is You (1997)

Medieval (Shefford's Knights) Series[edit]

  1. Defy Not the Heart (1989)
  2. Joining (1999)

Cardinia's Royal Family[edit]

  1. Once a Princess (1991)
  2. You Belong to Me (1994)

Sherring Cross Series[edit]

  1. Man of My Dreams (1992)
  2. Love Me Forever (1995)
  3. The Pursuit (2002)

Locke Family Series[edit]

  1. The Heir (2000) (Duncan MacTavish and Sabrina Lambert)
  2. The Devil Who Tamed Her (2007) (Raphael Locke and Ophelia Reid)
  3. A Rogue of My Own (2009) (Rupert St. John and Rebecca Marshall)
  4. Let Love Find You (2012) (Devin Baldwin and Amanda Locke)

Single novels[edit]

  • Captive Bride (1977)
  • A Pirate's Love (1978)
  • Paradise Wild (1981)
  • So Speaks the Heart (1983)
  • A Gentle Feuding (1984)
  • Tender Is the Storm (1985)
  • When Love Awaits (1986)
  • Secret Fire (1987)
  • Silver Angel (1988)
  • Prisoner of My Desire (1991)
  • Until Forever (1995)
  • Home for the Holidays (2000)
  • A Man to Call My Own (2003)
  • Marriage Most Scandalous (2006)
  • When Passion Rules (2011)
  • One Heart to Win (2013)

By Setting[edit]

Middle Ages[edit]

Medieval Vikings

  • Fires of Winter (1980)
  • Hearts Aflame (1987)
  • Surrender My Love (1994)

Medieval England

  • So Speaks the Heart (1983)
  • A Gentle Feuding (1984)
  • When Love Awaits (1986)
  • Defy Not the Heart (1989)
  • Prisoner of My Desire (1991)
  • Joining (1999)

Early Modern Times[edit]

Arabian Dunes

  • Captive Bride (1977)
  • Silver Angel (1988)

Caribbean

  • A Pirate's Love (1978)

Modern Times[edit]

Regency England

  • Love Only Once (1985)
  • Tender Rebel (1988)
  • Gentle Rogue (1990)
  • The Magic Of You (1993)
  • Say You Love Me (1996)
  • The Present (1998)
  • A Loving Scoundrel (2004)
  • Captive of My Desires (2006)
  • No Choice But Seduction (2008)

Regency England & Scotland

  • Man of My Dreams (1992)
  • Love Me Forever (1995)
  • Home for the Holidays (2000)
  • The Heir (2000)
  • The Pursuit (2002)
  • Marriage Most Scandalous (2006)
  • The Devil Who Tamed Her (2007)
  • A Rogue of My Own (2009)
  • Let Love Find You (2012)

Eastern Europe[edit]

  • Secret Fire (1987) (London --> Russia)
  • Once a Princess (1991) (U.S. --> Cardinia)
  • You Belong to Me (1994) (Russia --> Cardinia)
  • When Passion Rules (2011) (London --> Lubinia)

America in 19th century[edit]

  • Paradise Wild (1981) (Boston --> Hawaii)
  • Glorious Angel (1982) (Texas)
  • Heart of Thunder (1983) (Wild West)
  • Brave the Wild Wind (1984) (Wyoming)
  • Tender Is the Storm (1985) (Wild West)
  • A Heart So Wild (1986) (Texas)
  • Savage Thunder (1989) (Wyoming)
  • Angel (1992) (Wild West)
  • All I Need Is You (1997) (Wild West)
  • A Man to Call My Own (2003) (Wild West)
  • One Heart to Win (2013) (Wild West) (50th novel by Johanna Lindsey)[3]

Paranormal Fantasy[edit]

Deep space/ Ly-san-ter Family Saga

  • Warrior's Woman (1990)
  • Keeper Of The Heart (1993)
  • Heart Of A Warrior (2001) (Deep space --> Earth)

Time Travel

  • Until Forever (1995) (Now --> Middle Ages)

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