Books by Janice Kay Johnson

B+
Christmas Presents and Past

I was a small child during the last years of the Vietnam War era, and unlike the hero and heroine of Christmas Presents and Past, have no first hand memories of the conflict or the political upheaval it caused. Learning about the events through their eyes has given me a new appreciation for this per ...

B-
Shroud of Fog

Fog lends a certain chilling ambience to a day and that in turns lends a delightfully chilling atmosphere to a mystery. That sense of distorted, shortened vision can lead one to expect all kinds of dangers to lie just around the corner and in this small town suspense story that proves to be true. ...

C+
Bringing Maddie Home

There are lots of things that can make a good romance work, and by the same token, there are plenty of things that can make a book not work. One can have idiot characters, weak writing, implausible plots, etc.. Sometimes, as with Bringing Maddie Home, the issues are a bit more subtle. As with every ...

B-
No Matter What

Teen pregnancy seems to be a topic that never goes away. Regardless of how society responds to the issue, it stubbornly remains an issue. This novel takes the approach that youthful thinking and rampant hormones don't equal carefully thought through protection. And without the careful planning, acci ...

A-
Match Made in Court

Janice Kay Johnson has written some of my favorite series romances, so I begin each one with high expectations. Match Made in Court did not disappoint, capturing my interest from the first page. Within a few paragraphs of reading about the hero and heroine, I felt that I knew and liked them both. ...

B-
Someone Like Her

Someone Like You is the first novel by Janice Kay Johnson I have ever read. Although I found it extremely well-written for the most part, some elements seriously annoyed me, which led me to lower the grade. Lucy Peterson owns and cooks for a café in her small hometown of Middleton. A ...

B+
The Man Behind the Cop

There are times when I am not in the mood for a long, involved book. Instead I want a nice shortish read but one with heart, soul, and a good story to keep me involved for a few hours. So, I look for one of Janice Kay Johnson's Harlequin Superromances knowing that she delivers just what I want. ...

A-
Snowbound

Janice Kay Johnson is one of my few auto-buy category romance writers. Snowbound not only reinforces her status, it moves the book to the top of my list for the author. The book begins with a vivid, terrifying drive through the Cascade Mountains. Fiona MacPherson, a teacher at a private high ...

B
Kids By Christmas

Kids by Christmas is the last in Janice Kay Johnson’s trilogy about siblings who were separated when their parents were killed and who have now found each other. The first two books in the series - Open Secret and Lost Cause - told how Suzanne Chauvin, the oldest of the family, discovered her si ...

B
Open Secret

Open Secret is more of an exploration of the adoption experience than it is a romance, but Janice Kay Johnson skillfully explores the emotional upheaval inherent in human relationships. Suzanne Chauvin was six years old when her parents died. Her aunt and uncle were prepared to take on ...