We all have a romance writer who was ‘our first’. For me, it was Johanna Lindsey. I had never read a romance novel before when I picked up ‘Hearts Aflame’. OMG! From that point, I read her backlist and every new release thereafter.
Johanna was known for her ‘mastery of historical romance’ according to Entertainment Weekly. With sixty million copies of her novels sold, I was not alone in my adoration of Ms. Lindsey. Although she had a couple of sci-fi romances, she captivated me with her historical novels.
My two favorite books by Johanna are ‘A Heart So Wild’ and ‘Glorious Angel’.
If you love historical romance and have never read Johanna, you need to pick up one of her books. Her Malory family books are wonderful. Fabio made an appearance on one of her covers as James Malory.
I’m sad to think, I’ll never read another historical romance from this wonderful author.
Rest in peace, Johanna.