The Widow and the Wastrel: Ohio (Americana Series)

The Widow and the Wastrel: Ohio (Americana Series)

by Janet Dailey


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ISBN-13: 9781497639829
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Americana Series , #35
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Janet Dailey, who passed away in 2013, was born Janet Haradon in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska, before meeting her husband, Bill. The two worked together in construction and land development until they “retired” to travel throughout the United States, inspiring Janet to write the Americana series of romances, setting a novel in every state of the Union. In 1974, Janet Dailey was the first American author to write for Harlequin. Her first novel was No Quarter Asked . She has gone on to write approximately ninety novels, twenty-one of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She won many awards and accolades for her work, appearing widely on radio and television. Today, there are over three hundred million Janet Dailey books in print in nineteen different languages, making her one of the most popular novelists in the world. For more information about Janet Dailey, visit

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When I first started writing back in the Seventies, my husband Bill and I were retired and traveling all over the States with our home--a 34' travel trailer--in tow. That's when Bill came up with the great idea of my writing a romance novel set in each one of our fifty states. It was an idea I ultimately accomplished before switching to mainstream fiction and hitting all the international bestseller lists.

As we were preparing to reissue these early titles, I initially planned to update them all--modernize them, so to speak, and bring them into the new high-tech age. Then I realized I couldn't do that successfully any more than I could take a dress from the Seventies and redesign it into one that would look as if it were made yesterday. That's when I saw that the true charm of these novels is their look back on another time and another age. Over the years, they have become historical novels, however recent the history. When you read them yourself, I know you will feel the same.

So, enjoy, and happy reading to all!

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The Widow and the Wastrel: Ohio (Americana Series) 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Camethyste on LibraryThing 11 months ago
A quick and easy read but I didn't care for the characters nor their story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is Janet Daily under paranormal? I've seen 3 so far. JS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was not the best story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
96 pgs Why so much? Elizabeths love for Jed didn't develop it just happened. Elizabeth married Jeds brother when she was 17, he died a short time later. Years later younger brother, Jed returns home. He was in love with her years ago after only meeting her once. Come on Janet Dailey make it believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago