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22 Indigo Place
After the death of her father, Southern belle Laura Nolan is faced with the harsh realities of life when she learns that her father left her nothing but a mountain of debts. Faced with the prospect of paying her father's debts, Laura is more distraught when she discovers that she must sell her family home, 22 Indigo Place, due to the financial situation. Growing up, Laura Nolan was the pampered only child of well to do parents, living in a grand old ho...
A Kiss Remembered
Grant Chapman. who was Shelly Browning's high school civics teacher fell in love with her, and she with him. He made a mistake of kissing her once, and never could forget it. Years later, Shelly now a beautiful woman is back in his class (university), and he immediately recognizes her, and asks her out, despite the school law that a professor cannot date one of his students. Their blossoming romance will almost destroy his careear and his already tain...
A Secret Splendor
When Arden Gentry's son dies, she goes looking for the son she had to give up and falls very much in love with the father of her lost child. Great book! ...
A Treasure Worth Seeking
Erin O'Shea shows up in San Francisco hoping to be reunited with the brother she was separated from thirty years earlier. The man who answers the door claims to be her brother but his reactions are not what Erin was expecting when she explains who she is and how she tracked him down. When her 'brother' suddenly grabs her in the kitchen and gives her a totally unbrotherly kiss Erin is shocked and distressed to find herself actually responding to the k...

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Above and Beyond
Kyla Stroud had just given birth to her son when she finds out that her husband was killed in an embassy bombing in the middle east. Resolving to spend the rest of her life single Kyla moves on with her life raising her son and opening a business with her best friend. When she meets Trevor Rule by chance she feels a connection but she is determined to fight it. Trevor has other ideas and sets out to win Kyla's love for himself. What Kyla doesn't k...
Adam's Fall
For the past few years, Lilah Mason has watched her sister find love, get married, and have children, while she's been more than content to channel her energies into her career as a physical therapist. But when Lilah takes on a demanding new case, her patient's life isn't the only one transformed. Her new patient, Adam, (a dear friend of her sisters and man she can't stand who fell and became very physically ill) challenges her methods and authority a...
Another Dawn
In the late 1800's Nanner Coleman's wedding to Grady Sheldon is the talk of Larsen, Texas. Banner, the much beloved daughter of Lydia and Ross Coleman, is marrying the man of her dreams and anxious to become a wife and mother. When a woman bursts into the church on the day of the wedding and announces she is pregnant with Grady's child, Banner calls off the wedding in disgrace. Shattered by Grady's betrayal, Banner turns to another man in her time of nee...
Best Kept Secret
Alexandra Gaither has decided to try and solve the murder of her mother that had been committed twenty-five years earlier. A suspect had been arrested and found not competent to stand trial but Alexandra believed that had been done to protect the actual murderer. She believes the murderer is one of three men who were close to her mother. Angus Minton, one of the most powerful and rich men in town, Junior Minton, his son and Reede Lambert, now the town'...
Bittersweet Rain
Caroline Dawson grew up in a small southern town, the daughter of the town drunk. When she was fifteen she met Rink Lancaster, the son of one of the most influential men in town and a recent college graduate. For one summer they experienced an idyllic but chaste relationship until Rink suddenly disappeared from town without a word to Caroline. A couple days later she heard that Rink had married another girl in town who he had gotten pregnant. T...
Breakfast in Bed
When Sloan Fairchild's best friend asks a favor she can't refuse. So when the friend's fiance, Carter Madison, shows up at the door to her bed and breakfast she welcomes him. From the first meeting the sparks fly between Sloan and Carter even though they both know that nothing can come of it. Carter is engaged and due to be married in just over a month. While he is not in love with his fiance he feels a sense of duty to her and her sons since he ha...

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Breath of Scandal
New Yorker Jade Sperry is returning to her hometown of Palmetto, South Carolina bent on revenge. Now a successful businesswoman, Jade is determined to avenge herself for an ugly incident in her past. Fourteen years earlier Jade was raped by three hometown boys: Hutch Jolly, Neal Patchett and Lamar Griffith. At the time of the rape Jade is madly in love with her high school sweetheart, Gary, who she intends to attend college with and marry. Due to the...
Charade
Cat Delaney, a soap star, gets a second chance at life through a heart transplant. After her brush with death she moves to San Antonio and begins 'Cat's Kids' a weekly t.v. program to help special needs children find permanent homes. On assignment she meets ex-cop and writer Alex Pierce. The sparks between the two are immediate and intense but romance is sidetracked when Cat begins receiving threatening mail. Other transplantees from her transplant d...
Chill Factor
Lilly Martin is a recently divorced editor of a woman's magazine who is tying up the messy loose ends of her divorce. Lilly's ex is Dutch Burton, police chief of Cleary, North Carolina, a town that has been plagued by the disappearances of five women. When a severe snowstorm strikes Cleary, Lilly is stranded at the mountain hideaway that she once co-owned with her ex husband. Ben Tierney is a journalist who specializes in reporting on extreme sport...
Eloquent Silence
Lauri is a dedicated young teacher for the deaf. Her past conceals a wound still unhealed, her present is a facade, and she uses her career to hide her loneliness. Drake, daytime TV's most popular star, has two secrets—the daughter he believes may never have a normal life and the dead wife he can't forget. Jennifer is the beautiful hearing-impaired child who may become a pawn between the man and the woman she needs most. Now, in a chic New Mexico arts co...
Envy (Romance)
Warner, August 2001, 25.95, 490 pp. ISBN 0-446527130 Matherly Press is a well-respected publishing house based in New York run by publisher and vice president Maris Matherly-Reed and her husband Noah, also a vice president. Although Maris is at the top of the power game, she still goes through the slush pile to see if she can find that once in once in a lifetime bestseller. She thinks she's found it when she reads the prologue to ENVY writt...
Envy (Thriller/Action)
The book excerpt catches Maris immediately, despite the fact that it is not as polished as the ones her family-owned publishing house usually receives--and despite the fact that the author doesn't offer a name, just his initials. Maris follows her instincts and tracks him down to his island hideaway even though the trip is an added strain to her already troubled marriage. Once she arrives, though, Maris begins to learn things about the book, its author...

Sandra Brown novels

Envy (Thriller/Action)
Maris Matherly-Reed is a well known editor.Her father is a successful publisher. Her husband, Noah Reed, is an author. Maris receives an interesting manuscript that is only the beginning of what she thinks would make an good novel. This doesn't come by easily. Howeve, the author only put his initials and not a full name or how he could be contacted. The return address is an obscure island off the Georgia coast. The search for this writer is on. Maris fin...
Exclusive
Barrie Travis is a reporter who is trying to uncover the story of a lifetime. Gary Bondurant is a retired military recon man. Together they try to uncover the mysterious death of a very important baby....
Fanta C
Widow Elizabeth Burke spends most of her time running her elegant boutique and being a single mother to her two young children. She has only tiny bits of time here and there to dream up incredible, erotic fantasies that her sister, Lilah, thinks should be published. Will single attractive neighbor Thad Randolph, brought into her life through her children, add a new dimension to Elizabeth's world? Will Thad fulfill the secret fantasies Elizabeth yearns fo...
Fat Tuesday
This book is one of Sandra Brown's best. Burke Basile is seeking revenge for the murder of his partner and best friend and ends up falling in love with his enemy's wife. It's a straight up thiller with a twist of sex and love. It's a "can't put it down" type of book. ...
Heaven's Price
Dance is Blair Simpson's whole life and she is not happy when an injury forces her to take some time off. Leaving NYC she heads up to a small town to be near a dear friend of hers who had given up dancing to have a family. From Blair's first encounter with her landlord Sean Garrett the sexual sparks fly. Blair knows she must resist though, she will only be there for six months and then she is returning to her real life, dancing. Sean is not ...
Hello, Darkness
"Valentino" phones a late night radio show to announce that he will kill his captive girlfriend in 72 hours. He's angry that his girl tried to dump him, and he blames Paris Gibson, host of the Austin, Texas radio show. Paris contacts the police but they have few leads. Investigations soon discover that the girlfriend belongs to an on-line sex club. Probing deeper, detectives expose a few probable suspects and make an arrest. It is then, "Valentino" ...

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Hidden Fires
In this novel, Lauren Holbrook goes to Texas to escape her past. She had met a man named Ben who wanted her to come to Texas with him so she could work as his wife's secretary. Upon arrival, she finds that Ben had died and his wife has other plans for her. She will be paid to marry their son, Jared. Jared and his father are both known for their unmentionable activities. Lauren must fight for her marriage despite her husband's past....
In a Class By Itself
A woman reunited with her first and only love at her tenth high school reunion is the basis of this story. When her parents had their marriage annulled during their last year in high school, she eventually went along with them and moved on with her life, moving out of town. He never moved on. Now he is a self-made success, not the poor boy her parents once disapproved of. I had a really hard time identifying with either of these characters. His whole lif...
Led Astray
The night before he is leaving on a humanitarian trip to Central America Jenny Fletcher decides to give her fiance the ultimate gift. Despite her best efforts she cannot entice Hal and ends up going to bed by herself. When her bedroom door opened later in the night she assumed it was Hal coming in and she offered herself to him. She is surprised when Hal leaves the next morning without so much as saying goodbye to her. While Hal is gone Jen...
Love Beyond Reason
Katherine Adam's sister, Mary Manning, goes into labor after hearing of the death of her husband in a car accident with another woman in the car with him. Katherine is at her sister's side during the labor and when her sister realizes she is not going to live she signs a paper giving Katherine custody of baby Allison. Unfortunately the Mannings are a very powerful, wealthy family and they intend to take custody of the baby themselves. To protect the ...
Love's Encore
Camille Jameson is an interior decorator who is thrilled when she gets the chance to restore a Mississippi plantation house. For the time that she is working on the house she will be living on the property. She is shocked when Mr. Prescott's son shows up shortly after her own arrival. He is the same man that she had met at a ski resort two years previously and had spent a romantic night with. Zack seems determined to find out why Camille ra...
Mirror Image
Avery Daniels is a television journalist who has problems keeping emotionally uninvolved with her news stories. She survives a plane crash only to be mistaken for a fellow passenger whose child she has carried from the aircraft. Everyone believes that she is Carol Rutledge, the mother of the child. She has lost her voice and cannot communicate with the surgeons who will perform the cosmetic surgery to recreate the face of the dead Carol. While in recov...
Not Even For Love
Jordan Hadlock is an American living in Lucerne, Switzerland, and working at a book/news shop. When a random storm forces photographer Reeves Grant to seek shelter in her shop, he finds himself mesmerized by the sight of beautiful Jordan. When the storm intensifies and the shop loses power, Jordan invites Reeves to stay over in her apartment upstairs. Reeves gratefully accepts the offer and makes love by candlelight. Jordan confides in Reeves and tel...
Ricochet
Detective Duncan Hatcher has spent years trying to nail elusive criminal and drug dealer, Robert Savich, to no avail. When Savich's trial is halted by a reputable Savannah judge, Hatcher can't believe that Savich is yet again perverting justice. An enraged Hatcher lashes out at the judge, Cato Laird, who he believes has a grudge against cops, and lands himself in jail for the night. When Duncan and his female partner, Dee Dee Bowen, attend an awards d...
Riley in the Morning
Brin Cassidy is moving on with her life after walking out on her husband Jon Riley. She met him when she became producer of his television show and they quickly fell in love and got married. Before long though Brin began to feel that eventually Riley would get tired of her so she left before that could happen. Now faced with making a career decision Brin throughs a dinner party to celebrate her boss's birthday and who shows up at her door but J...
Seduction By Design
Hailey Ashton is not easily persuaded that she is beautiful and smart. She has taken the back seat to her sister. Hailey's new boss, Tyler Scott, is handsome, rich and is trying to raise his daughter on his own. He also thinks Hailey is beautiful and tries to convince her of the same. Tyler's daughter likes Hailey and enjoys spending time with her. Tyler uses this to his advantage to get closer to Hailey. She starts to come around to his advances when he...
Send No Flowers
Trying to be both mother and father to her boys Alicia Russell arranges a camping trip using a friend's cabin. They arrive in a thunderstorm, to find the cabin without electricity and Alicia has not brought along a flashlight. Fortunately they are rescued by their neighbor Pierce Reynolds who offers to share his cabin for the night until power can be restored. Alicia is hesitant since Pierce is a total stranger but her boys form an instant bond with P...
Shadows of Yesterday
After loosing her husband to a violent death, Leigh finds herself falling in love with the man that delivered her baby on the side of a Texas highway. The only problem is, his job is just as dangerous. ...
Slow Heat in Heaven
Years ago Schyler Crandall left Louisiana when her sister stole the man she was in love with by claiming to be pregnant. Now Schyler must return when her adopted father is in the hospital severely ill. On her first day back Schyler runs into Cash Boudreaux. Cash was the son of a Cajun woman who had lived in a shanty on her father's property for as long as Schyler could remember. Schyler finds herself attracted to Cash and he appears to feel the ...
Standoff
The teenage daughter of a multimillionaire has been kidnapped and is making big news. TV reporter Tiel McCoy wants this story. She stops at a convenience store and comes face to face with the barrel of a gun, the location of this alleged kidnapping. Once inside, Tiel meets Sabre, the alleged kidnapped daughter, who is about to give birth. She refuses to go to the hospital, fearing her baby will be taken away by her overbearing father. In the midst of t...
Sunny Chandler's Return
When Sunny Chandler returns to the small southern town of Latham Green, Louisiana to attend her best friend Frannie's wedding, her return causes a stir amongst the townsfolk. It seems that no one can forget that three years ago Sunny walked out of her own wedding to local boy Don Jenkins. Since Sunny never explained why she jilted Don at the altar the townsfolk have had three years to gossip and come up with their own lurid explanations. When Ty B...
Sweet Anger
The first time D.A. Hunter McKee sees Kari Wynne he is watching her on the news as she attends her husband's funeral. He is instantly attracted to her but he knows he is about to turn her world upside down. He is investigating the disappearance of government funds and her husband was involved. He calls her in for questioning and finds himself falling in love with her. Kari refuses to believe that her husband could have been involved in anything i...
Tempest in Eden
When Shay Morrison travels up to meet her mother's new husband she finds more than she bargained for. Thinking she is alone in the cabin she starts unpacking only to realize there is someone showering in the adjacent bathroom. Before she can get the door shut she finds herself seeing more of her new step-brother than she needed. Being a nude model Shay herself is not embarrassed by the incident but Ian Douglas is. To make it worse there seems to be a...
Texas! Chase
This is the second book in a series of 3, Texas Lucky and Texas Chase. Chase Tyler and Marcie Johns have to overcome considerable odds to finally find love once again. Great series!...
Texas! Lucky
Lucky Tyler and Devon Haines meet in the worst way and a romance accures that leaves them both breathless and troubled. This is the first book in a series of 3 books, Texas Chase and Texas Sage. ...
Texas! Sage
This is the last book in a series of 3, Texas Lucky and Texas Chase. Sage Tyler has to find herself and in the ends falls in love with Harlan Boyd. Great series!!...
The Alibi
When attorney Hammond Cross and psychologist Alex Ladd meet at a country fair, neither is aware that the man they have both recently met with has been murdered. After a night of passion, the two return to their separate lives in Charleston, SC only to learn that Lute Pettijohn, a hated real estate developer, has been shot to death. When Hammond is assigned to prosecute the case, he is chagrined to find out that his mystery woman is the lead suspect. Roma...
The Crush
Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Newton is on his trial jury. Lozada becomes obsessed with having her. Dr. Newton forms an uneasy alliance with Wick Threadgill, who is "out to get" Lozada. Wick has nothing to lose, but trying to "put" Lozada in his place....
The Rana Look
Rana is hidding her identity as a super model and living as a humble plain frigid girl in a boarding house where no one knows who she is. The lady that runs the boarding house has her nephew come stay with her for a couple of weeks to relax before his football camp begins. Rana tries desprately to not notice his handsome features and athletic build. Trent is hard to push off though because he is very much interested in Rana even though she is rather plai...
The Silken Web
For two months 25 year old Kathleen Haley is devoting her time and energies to being a camp counselor in the Ozark Mountains for a group of orphans. Kathleen is a fashion buyer from Atlanta who sought a two month respite after being sexually harassed on the job. Kathleen finds the camp counselor position enriching. She loves the outdoors and being around children all day makes her heart soar. When she meets videographer Erik Gudjonsen, who has been as...
The Switch
Identical twins switching places is a fairly common game. Once adults, things change. Melina and Gillian Lloyd decided to once again relive the fun of switching lives only this time an unspeakable murder resulted. NASA astronaut Chris Hart sees this investigation through to the end as he and the surviving twin are on the run for their very lives. ...
The Witness
Kendall Deaton is a mother and wife who learns a terrible secret about the small town she has chosen to live and work in. She flees the small town to save her life and see that justice is done but didn't expect to be arrested by the FBI as a material witness. When something during the transfer to return her to South Carolina, she escapes the FBI with an amnesiac man in tow and on the run for her and her son's life. ...
Thursday's Child
Allison Leamon knew that pretending to be her identical twin sister was a bad idea. Although both redheads looked actly the same they couldn't be anymore differnt. Her first challenge was a dinner date with her sister Annie's fiance Davis. But what Allison didnt expect was the presence of Davis' best friend....
Tidings of Great Joy
When architect Ria Lavender meets sexy politician Taylor MacKensie at a Christmas Eve party the last thing on her mind is a one night stand. After exchanging flirty banter with Taylor and consuming a bottle of champagne, Ria ends up leaving the party on Taylor's arm. One kiss leads to another, ultimately ending in a night of lovemaking. Ria is mortified by her behavior since she has never had a one night stand before. She can't believe she betrayed h...
Tiger Prince
Due to problems at work Caren Blackmore is encouraged to take a vacation and get away for a little while. Reluctant at first Caren decides that maybe a vacation is just what she needs and she heads to Jamaica. Tryng to be more daring she sets out her first day there to sunbathe topless on what she believes is her private beach. Private until her very sexy neighbor stumbles over her while jogging along the beach. Derek Allan finds himself instantl...
Unspeakable
In Unspeakable, Anna Corbett is trying to raise her son after being widowed and trying to take care of her father-in-law. Her father-in-law's step-sons are after revenge on them and will not be stopped. Plus there is still an unsolved murder mystery....
Where There's Smoke
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White Hot
Simon & Schuster, August 2004, 25.95, 422 pp. ISBN 0743245539 It has been ten years since she left Destiny, Louisiana, the town controlled by her father Huff Hoyle and his son Chris, but her younger brother Danny died and Sayre Lynch wants to be there for his funeral. She plans to leave right after he is laid to rest but she changes her mind when the deputy sheriff says that it looks as if Danny did not commit suicide, but was murdered. Circums...
Words of Silk
Laney McLeod's life changes the minute she finds herself stuck in a high-rise elevator in Manhattan. Fighting her rising panic, she relies on the handsome stranger with her to help overcome her claustrophobia. The man, Deke Sargent, is just as attracted to this beautiful and vulnerable woman as she is to him. When the power comes back on, Deke and Laney find themselves in a passionate embrace that soon leads to a night of love in his apartment. Shocke...


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