#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey takes you on a captivating adventure in 1880s Montana where passions and gold fever run high as an American heiress turns to a rugged mountain man to help her locate her father’s fortune.
Summoned back to Philadelphia from the social whirl in London, Violet Mitchell never expected to find her brothers living on the edge of financial ruin while their father seeks new wealth in Montana’s gold fields. With the family’s home and social standing at risk, Violet makes a drastic decision.
Morgan Callahan rode away from his family’s cattle ranch to make his own fortune. Now as he finishes exploiting a mother lode of silver, a young woman claiming to be his late partner’s daughter turns up wanting to be taken to her father’s mine. Suspecting that the pretty schemer works for the mining outfit that is trying to steal his land, he has no qualms about snatching her and holding her at his camp where she can do no harm.
Morgan underestimated the new thorn in his side. Determined to claim what rightfully belongs to her family, Violet summons up the courage, grit, and spunk to cope with the hazards and discomforts of an untamed land and the disturbingly masculine stranger who holds her fate in his hands. But an error of judgment brings down a hailstorm of calamity and danger that upends her plans and deepens her bond to a man who is not the brilliant match a lady wishes to make, but could be all that a strong, passionate woman desires.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JOHANNA LINDSEY has been hailed as one of the most popular authors of romantic fiction, with more than sixty million copies of her novels sold. World renowned for her novels of “first-rate romance” (Daily News, New York), Lindsey is the author of nearly fifty previous national bestselling novels, including her popular Malory novels, many of which reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Lindsey lives in New Hampshire with her family.
Q&A WITH JOHANNA
Q. How would you describe your life in only eight words?
A. Currently, peaceful and full of laughter. Overall—amazing.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I don’t think anything that broad in scope can be described. It’s one of those “to each his own.” For me it’s rather simple—sharing my life with someone I love.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Loss of loved ones.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Where I am.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Cool. Yeah, it’s outdated, but it’ a rare day you’ll catch me saying “awesome.”
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I used to paint with oils. Didn’t have much talent for it, and I don’t have the patience to actually acquire some skill for it, but if I could, that would be—cool.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. That all of my books have made the New York Times list, including four in the #1 spot.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. That I smoke.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. My willpower, when I choose to let it work.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. This question doesn’t relate to me, since I’ve never wished to be anything other than what I am.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My sense of humor.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. James Malory.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Villains are meant to be hated. I have no favorites.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Are you kidding me? Being a writer, what could top that?
Q. What three personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Trust, dependability, a good sense of humor.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Not thinking about my eternal diet, I’m going to say pizza.
Q. What are your five favorite songs?
A. “What You Give” by Tesla. “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” by Nickelback. “Overkill” by Colin Hay. “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone. “As a Judgement” by Ennio Morricone.
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. I would have to say Kathleen Woodwiss and Rosemary Rogers, who started this wonderful genre.
Q. What are your five favorite books of all time?
A. The Wolf and the Dove, Sweet Savage Love, The Clan of the Cave Bear, and two of my own, Tender Rebel and Warrior’s Woman.
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Don’t laugh, but I like to reread my own books. A few can make me cry again, and most of them can make me laugh again.
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Put your heart into what you’re writing. If you can’t laugh at your own characters, or shed a tear for them, or even get angry at one of them, no one else will either.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. That they love the Malorys. So do I.
Praise for the novels of Johanna Lindsey:
“Lindsey’s mastery of historical romance.”
“The Malorys are the family everyone wishes they had, so returning to their world is like entering a bit of heaven. The way Lindsey expertly writes a seductive battle-of-wills love story is magic; love, laughter, adventure, and passion collide as childhood foes become lovers.”
—RT Book Reviews
“Lindsey adds a generous soupcon of swashbuckling action and adventure to the latest captivating addition to her wickedly witty, lusciously sensual Malory series.”
—Booklist, on Captive of My Desires
once again gives her fans a hero to fall in love with.”
—Duluth News Tribune (Minnesota),
on Marriage Most Scandalous
“The fun of this costume drama is not in guessing what happens next but in knowing what will and savoring the anticipation. Lindsey stirs it up with so much energy and spirit that it’s hard not to find it delicious.”
—Publishers Weekly, on A Loving Scoundrel
“Anyone who has read Lindsey knows she writes a good story with compelling characters that make you want to keep turning the pages.”
—Knight Ridder Tribune News Service
“One of the most reliable authors around. Her books are well-paced and well-written, filled with strong characters, humor, interesting plots—and, of course, romance.”
—Daily News (New York)