Madeline Baker
Madeline Baker is an American author of historical and western romance novels. She writes the Reckless, Time Travel and Lightning series, and also writes paranormal romance as Amanda Ashley. Madeline was born and raised in California. She married her high school sweetheart and they had three sons. Madeline began writing while her children were still at home, but didn’t let anyone in on what she was doing while her kids were in bed and husband at work. Finally, she let a friend read some of her work who encouraged her to keep trying for her dream. After six years and over 30 rejections, she was able to sell Reckless Heart to a publisher (Leisure Books).

Madeline Baker made her debut as a published author in 1985 with the aforementioned Reckless Heart. Below is a list of Madeline Baker’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Reckless Books


Reckless Heart(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reckless Love(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reckless Desire(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reckless Embrace(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Time Travel Books


A Whisper in the Wind(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spirit Path(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Angel and the Outlaw(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Feather in the Wind(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under a Prairie Moon(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unforgettable(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows Through Time(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Apache Runaway Books


Apache Runaway(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chase the Wind(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lightning Books


Chase the Lightning(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catch the Lightning(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Capture the Lightning(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When Lightning Strikes(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Follow The Lightning(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Love Forevermore(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Renegade Heart(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love in the Wind(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lacey's Way(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First Love, Wild Love(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forbidden Fires(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prairie Heat(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comanche Flame(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Fire(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warrior's Lady(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cheyenne Surrender(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beneath a Midnight Moon(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lakota Renegade(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hawk's Woman(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spirit's Song(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Apache Flame(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lakota Love Story(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lakota Love Song(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolf Shadow(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dude Ranch Bride(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
West Texas Bride(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Callie's Cowboy(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under Apache Skies(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Inch a Cowboy(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dakota Dreams(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of the Hunter(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love's Serenade(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Loving Jake(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passion's Promise(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Shadow of the Hills(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reckless Destiny(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Western Romance(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seize the Lightning (2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love's Sweet Embrace(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Collected Poems(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love's Legacy(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Frontier Christmas(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wilderness Christmas(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secrets of the Heart(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paradise(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lakota Legacy(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Unforgettable was also published as Journey to Yesterday. A Frontier Christmas also has stories by Robin Lee Hatcher, Norah Hess and Connie Mason. Paradise includes has stories by Nina Bangs, Judith Ann Lawrence and Kathleen Nance. Lakota Legacy also has stories by Kathleen Eagle and Ruth Wind. Secrets of the Heart also contains stories by Jennifer Blake, Georgina Gentry, Shirl Henke and Patricia Rice.

If You Like Madeline Baker Books, You’ll Love…

Madeline Baker Synopses: Reckless Heart is the first book in the Reckless series by Madeline Baker. While at the same time recalling memories of an Indian friend from childhood, Hannah Kincaid, a settler woman, experiences much deeper feelings for a man named Shadow, until war breaks out in the Dakota Territory, pitting Hannah and Shadow’s people against each other.

Warrior’s Lady is a standalone title by Madeline Baker. A warrior like Jarrett is brave and bold, and belongs on the battlefield, but fate has other plans. Captured by his enemies, tortured for their amusement, he longs for the death that is denied him by the Maje who heals his broken body night after night. Leyla’s gentle touch restores his hope and her tenderness mends his damaged heart. But will their growing passion and devotion for each other be strong enough to prevail against those trying so desperately to keep them apart?

Cheyenne Surrender by Madeline Baker is a standalone novel. Callie, a temptress with innocent kisses but a reputation that doesn’t match, touches the heart of Caleb, a good-looking half-Indian who cannot decide which he wants Callie for – mistress or wife.


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