Texas Brides

by Joan Johnston

HQN

October 1, 2005

ISBN-13: 0373770421

Available in: Paperback

Texas Brides
by Joan Johnston

Return to Texas with two Joan Johnston favorites

The Rancher & the Runaway Bride (originally published in Silhouette Desire #770, 04/93)
Tate Whitelaw has had enough of her older brothers' constant inteference. So she leaves the ranch she's called home for twenty-three years and does what any young, red-blooded American girl would do—runs straight into the arms of hardened rancher Adam Phillips. Tate has no clue that her estranged brother Jesse is as close as the neighboring spread, and Adam has no intention of telling her. But when she meets Jesse's wife and discovers that he's the ranch hand next door, Adam has some explaining to do.

The Bluest Eyes in Texas (originally published in the Harlequin anthology, Abduction and Seduction, 03/95)
There is no compassion in Burr Covington's dark gaze, just cold-blooded menace. So when the governor's daughter, Lindsey Major, is kidnapped by Burr and two other members of the Texas mafia, she fears the worst. But when he saves her from rape—or worse—his cover is blown. He's really a Texas Ranger. Eighteen months spent infiltrating the mafia down the drain. But Burr's determined to resist the power of Lindsey's baby blues!



Joan Johnston's Bio

One of the most popular romance writers in America today, former attorney and college professor Joan Johnston has over 10 million books in print world-wide — including the New York Times bestsellers SISTERS FOUND, THE COWBOY, THE TEXAN, THE LONER, THE NEXT MRS. BLACKTHORNE and NO LONGER A STRANGER..
THE PRICE represented a milestone in Johnston’s career as her first hardcover original.

Joan Johnston has an eclectic background. Now the bestselling, award-winning author of forty-five novels, she was formerly an attorney with Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Miami, Florida. Joan also worked as a newspaper editor and drama critic in San Antonio, Texas, as a director of theatre in Southwest Texas, and as a college professor, most recently at the University of Miami, Florida. Joan has a B.A. in theatre arts from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida, an M.A. in theatre from the University of Illinois in Urbana and received her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Joan loves to travel and visited England and Scotland to do research for her Captive Hearts series (Captive, After the Kiss, The Bodyguard and The Bridegroom). She also made journeys to Tahiti, Australia and Bali–for a South Seas, WWII novel that she hopes to write. Joan’s books have appeared on the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly Bestseller Lists.

For her Bitter Creek series, Joan toured the legendary King Ranch in South Texas and took a course on tracking (humans and animals!) from a Deputy Marshal deep in the Big Bend country of West Texas. She also traveled to Australia to tour the big cattle stations there and see what life is like Down Under.

Joan is a member of the Authors Guild, Novelists, Inc., Romance Writers of America and Florida Romance Writers. She divides her time between homes in Colorado and South Florida.

Johnston recently became a grandmother for the second time. Her daughter, a teacher, lives in the Tampa area. Her son, a budding novelist, lives in Orlando.