Joan Johnston
Joan Johnston is an American author of contemporary and historical romance novels. She writes the Hawk’s Way, Captive Heart, Bitter Creek, Benedict Brothers and many other series. Joan grew up the daughter of an Air Force sergeant and a music teacher. She earned her B.A. from Jacksonville University and her M.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana – both in theatre. Joan then got her law degree with honours from the University of Texas and served as an attorney for five years. She has also worked as a newspaper editor and drama critic and as a college professor. Joan is a member of the Authors Guild, Novelists, Inc., Romance Writers of America and Florida Romance Writers. She splits her time between Colorado and Florida and has two children and a grandchild.

Joan Johnston became a published author in 1988 with the novel Frontier Woman, beginning her Sisters of the Lone Star Trilogy. Below is a list of Joan Johnston’s books in order of when they were first published:

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Publication Order of Sisters Of The Lone Star Books

Publication Order of Wolf Books

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing / Hazard Ranch (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never Tease a Wolf (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Big Sky Country (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mail-Order Brides Books

The Barefoot Bride (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Outlaw's Bride (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Hawk's Way Books

A Little Time in Texas / Dallas (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Honey and the Hired Hand / Jesse (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rancher and the Runaway Bride / Adam (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cowboy and the Princess / Faron (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wrangler and the Rich Girl / Garth (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cowboy Takes a Wife / Carter (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Unforgiving Bride / Falcon (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Headstrong Bride / Callen (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Disobedient Bride / Zach (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Temporary Groom / Billy (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Virgin Groom / Mac (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Substitute Groom / Colt (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sisters Found / Sisters / Breathless Seduction (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Frontier Brides Books

The Inheritance (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maverick Heart (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Captive Hearts Books

Publication Order of Bitter Creek Books

Publication Order of Bitter Creek: Mail-Order Bride Books

Texas Bride (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wyoming Bride (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Montana Bride (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blackthorne's Bride (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bitter Creek Collections

The Men of Bitter Creek (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Benedict Brothers Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Loving Defiance (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Colter's Wife (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fit to Be Tied / Something New (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Marriage by the Book (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sweetwater Seduction (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kid Calhoun (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Promise (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heartbeat (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Longer a Stranger (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Taming the Lone Wolf (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

One Simple Wish (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

To Have and to Hold (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Christmas Together (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Outlaws and Heroes (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Breathing In (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hot Pursuit (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spouse for Hire (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under the Mistletoe (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Men at Work Books

Captive of Fate (By: Lindsay McKenna) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Perfect Match (By: Ginna Gray) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Season for Butterflies (By: Laurie Paige) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Undercover (By: Jasmine Cresswell) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sound Of Summer (By: Annette Broadrick) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
MacKenzie's Lady (By: Dallas Schulze) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Fragile Beauty (By: Lucy Gordon) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Heart Club (By: Maggie Osborne) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Playing for Time (By: Barbara Bretton) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Something Worth Keeping (By: Kathleen Eagle) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Windstorm (By: Katherine Sutcliffe) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silver Noose (By: Patricia Gardner Evans) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Something New (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Classic Encounter (By: Emilie Richards) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Healing Sympathy (By: Gina Wilkins) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Healing Sympathy (By: Gina Wilkins,Gina Ferris) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Knight Sparks (By: Mary Lynn Baxter) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All My Tomorrows (By: Karen Young) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hoodwinked (By: Diana Palmer) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Glass Houses (By: Anne Stuart) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miss Liz's Passion (By: Sherryl Woods) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Night of the Hunter (By: Jennifer Greene) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Expiration Date (By: Aimée Thurlo) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Destinations South (By: Elizabeth Bevarly) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fear Familiar (By: Caroline Burnes) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Confidentially Yours (By: Helen R. Myers) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Could It Be Magic (By: Gina Wilkins) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Magic & Moonbeams (By: Margot Dalton) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Handsome Devil (By: Joan Hohl) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Body and Soul (By: Janice Kaiser) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hotshot (By: Kathleen Korbel) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stormwalker (By: Bronwyn Williams) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angel Vs. Maclean (By: Cait London) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It's Only Temporary (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Forever Rose (By: Curtiss Matlock) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dillon After Dark (By: Leandra Logan) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Valentine's Knight (By: Renee Roszel) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Rebel at Heart (By: Gina Wilkins) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cowboy's Mistress (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Defying Gravity (By: Rachel Lee) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under The Covers (By: Roseanne Williams) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
To Die For (By: M.J. Rodgers) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
More Than Friends (By: Susan Mallery) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mighty Quinn (By: Candace Schuler) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dance with a Dynasty (By: JoAnn Ross) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Only in the Moonlight (By: Vicki Lewis Thompson) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Snowbound Bride (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Irritating Man (By: Lass Small) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heaven Shared (By: Cathy Gillen Thacker) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
We Give Thanks (By: Linda Randall Wisdom) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Miracle (By: Muriel Jensen) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stark Lightning (By: Elaine Barbieri) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Abduction & Seduction(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hawk's Way Brides(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One Hot Summer(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
More Than Words, Volume 6(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: Untamed Maverick Hearts also contains stories by Patricia Potter and Heather Graham Pozzessere. To Have and to Hold also contains stories by Jane Bonander, Elaine Coffman and Kasey Michaels. A Christmas Together also has stories by Jane Bonander, Tanya Anne Crosby and Jennifer Horsman.

Abduction and Seduction also has stories by Rebecca Brandewyne and Diana Palmer. Outlaws and Heroes also has stories by Mallory Rush and Dallas Schulze. Spouse for Hire also has stories from Lee Magner and Kasey Michaels. Hot Pursuit also includes stories by Mallory Rush and Anne Stuart. Lone Star Christmas and Other Gifts and Under the Mistletoe also have stories by Diana Palmer.

em>Taming the Lone Wolf is available in a collection with the story Single in the Saddle by Vicki Lewis Thompson. The Bluest Eyes in Texas is available in a collection with the story Wife in Name Only by Carolyn Zane. More Than Words, Vol. 6 also has stories by Rochelle Alers, Robyn Carr, Maureen Child and Christina Skye.

If You Like Joan Johnston Books, You’ll Love…

Joan Johnston Synopsis: In Outlaw’s Bride by Joan Johnston, Patch Kendrick and Ethan Hawk have been childhood friends, but now Patch wants more than just friendship. To earn his love, she will have to clear Ethan’s name so he can be free to love her.

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