Books by Johanna Lindsey

C+
Stormy Persuasion

I was nervous going in to this read. I have been the biggest Johanna Lindsey fan since I first started reading romance, but unfortunately, a lot of her newer books haven’t lived up to some of my classic favorites. Stormy Persuasion is the eleventh book in the Malory-Anderson series and, while it ...

C+
One Heart to Win

I really thought for the first 75 pages of this book that I had a D book on my hands. I put down the book several times before I steeled myself to read it to the bitter end. I am glad that I persevered because I discovered a nice little story waiting for me among the mistakes. Tif ...

B-
Captive of My Desires

Johanna Lindsey is one author I can usually enjoy if I don’t think much about all the unlikelihoods and but-what-abouts. Expecting her books to be humorous if not a bit trite, I guess you could say that I put myself in a Lindsey frame of mind and have fun riding the surface of the story. With ...

D
Marriage Most Scandalous

With over forty novels published, I expected smooth, experienced writing from Johanna Lindsey. A Marriage Most Scandalous has great writing but also many flaws and a hero and heroine who increasingly are not worthy of any admiration or respect. After Sebastian Townsend sleeps with a woman who t ...

B-
A Man to Call My Own

Johanna Lindsey's newest, and her first for Simon & Schuster after a very lengthy association with Avon, is a witty western romance that made me smile as I turned the pages. The heroine is likable, and the pretending-to-be-plain premise fun, which makes up for a plot that isn't particularly real ...

D
The Pursuit

There are lots of reasons why we love men. And there are lots of reasons that sometimes we don't. Johanna Lindsey's new book is a virtual litany of the latter. The Pursuit features page after page of men fighting men, men making snap judgments, men delivering ultimatums, men fighting men, men ...

B+
Heart of a Warrior

Heart of a Warrior is the long-awaited sequel to Warrior’s Woman and Keeper of the Heart. Considering that KOTH was published nearly a decade ago, it is amazing how seamlessly this book picks up the narrative, and while it stands alone, it was also a delight to catch up with some favorite characte ...

F
Home for the Holidays

Are you looking for some cozy, feel-good holiday reading? Johanna Lindsey's newest book, Home for the Holidays is a pocket-size hard cover with a Currier and Ives-esque cover that just might tempt you to give yourself an early Christmas present. But beware: the hero is worse than Ebeneezer Scrooge a ...

D+
The Heir

I would not want to have paid full hardcover price for The Heir. It is not poorly written, but it is very dull, the characters are flat and I sometimes found myself in a trance as I read it - and not a pleasant one. I have placed The Heir in the regency period. I'm making a guess here. Lindsey ...

D-
A Pirate's Love

Either Johanna Lindsey has changed her style of writing since 1978 or I've grown as a reader since the early 1990's when I began to read her books. It's got to be one or the other, or there would be no other explanation for why I've enjoyed some of her later books, in particular, Prisoner of My Desi ...