A Favorite Author: Janet Chapman

stack-of-books  A lot of the time my posts have to do with my books or events that I am involved with. Today I wanted to take a moment to talk about one of my favorite authors, Janet Chapman.

I have been reading her three series: Highlanders (of Pine Creek), Midnight Bay, and Spellbound Falls since they first came out. Recently I finished The Heart of a Hero, the fourth book in the Spellbound Falls Series. And I was bummed/depressed/disappointed, however you want to put it, about reading the last of her wonderful stories.

My To Be Read list is huge (like most avid readers), so I had many choices I could move on to. But I decided to go back and re-read all of the books in the three series. I’m so glad I did!

This gave me a chance to read the 15 books in order and more closely see how the characters and stories wove together. It was like meeting old friends again. Plus I’ve discovered all the little things I must have read over too quickly in the first reading. Or that I had forgotten about.

I’m almost done re-reading Spellbound Falls now and fell back in love with Mac Oceanus and his son and Olivia and Sophie… Need I go on? Each of the characters were beautifully written. And I’d forgotten all about the Albatrosses that show up mid-story.

If you haven’t read Janet Chapman’s books (and she has three other series besides the ones mentioned here), you’re missing out on some wonderful heroes and stories that will warm your heart.

Janet Chapman’s Book List

Janet Chapman’s Web site


8 thoughts on “A Favorite Author: Janet Chapman

  1. Deborah

    I know how you feel about favorite author series. I devoured Eileen Goudge’s Carson Springs Series. I found out that it is being released in paper back soon (maybe already)! I can’t wait to get back to that feeling a being in that world. Recently, while stuck in an airport, I found a bookstore and discovered Lisa Kleypas’s Friday Harbor series. I actually had never read Lisa Keypas, but I a fan now! Looks like I’ll have to add Janet Chapman to my To Read list. Thanks!

    1. Starla Kaye

      I’ve read Lisa Kleypas in the past and enjoyed her book. She’s one of the authors I have sort of forgotten about. Now I’ll have to add her back to my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Penny

    Ooh, I love series and will have to check out Janet Chapman. My fave series is J.D. Robb’s “In Death.” Robyn Carr’s “Virgin River” series, though that series is on hiatus – I do hope it returns. I’m unfortunately several books behind in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series — just love them because they make me laugh out loud And Catherine Anderson has a couple family series — I truly enjoy her books. Recently finished book 4 in her Harrington Family series, which was either a bday gift or mom’s day. Found another book in the series in the bookstore. Need to order the other two. I’ll hush now because I can blather on and on about books.

    1. Starla Kaye

      Penny, thanks for stopping by. I know how easy it is to get excited about favorite books or favorite authors. As you already know, JD Robb is one of my favorite authors for the “In Death” series. I’m behind on those books, though. And behind on many other series. Too many books, not enough time.

    1. Starla Kaye

      Actually, yes. I write a couple of series and I try to keep track of everything that runs through each book (characters, plots, settings) so they work together. But Janet Chapman does a great job of flowing the books together, bringing back certain characters, adding to the settings.

      Also I think she creates very well-developed characters. A lot of them are really paranormal, time travelers and magical. But they seem so real and contemporary.


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