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Rebecca Brandewyne

Author of Swan Road

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Works by Rebecca Brandewyne

Swan Road (1994) 99 copies
The Ninefold Key (2004) 90 copies
Love, Cherish Me (1739) 89 copies
Upon a Moon-Dark Moor (1988) 85 copies
The Outlaw Hearts (1762) 84 copies
Heartland (1880) 82 copies
Rose of Rapture (1984) 81 copies
Rainbow's End (1991) 79 copies
Desire In Disguise (1987) 74 copies
Across a Starlit Sea (1989) 67 copies
Destiny's Daughter (2001) 64 copies
Forever My Love (1982) 62 copies
Bewitching Love Stories (Anthology 4-in-1) (1992) — Contributor — 60 copies
Dust Devil (1996) 58 copies
Desperado (1992) 58 copies
And Gold Was Ours (1984) 56 copies
High Stakes (1999) 56 copies
No Gentle Love (1980) 56 copies
Passion Moon Rising (1988) 56 copies
The Crystal Rose (2006) 54 copies
Beyond the Starlit Frost (1991) 52 copies
The Love Knot (2003) 51 copies
Hired Husband (1996) 48 copies
The Jacaranda Tree (1839) 47 copies
Night Magic (1993) — Contributor — 44 copies
Glory Seekers (1997) 39 copies
Love is Murder (2003) 20 copies
Wildcat (1995) 18 copies
The Lioness Tamer (1998) 12 copies
Winter Nights (1985) 5 copies
Hasten Down the Wind (1996) 4 copies
To Die For (2008) 2 copies
Duel sur la lande (1999) 1 copy
SINAIS DO DESTINO (2003) 1 copy
A captivating desire (1900) 1 copy
In mondheller Nacht. (2006) 1 copy
Sommersturm (1996) 1 copy
Wer die Liebe flieht (2002) 1 copy
Moonstruck 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Cox, Mary Rebecca Wadsworth Brandewyne
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Places of residence
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Wichita, Kansas, USA
Alabama, USA
Wichita State University (BA, Journaliism | MA, Communications)
Brandewyne, John (exhusband)
Cox, John (husband)
Novelists, Inc.
Romance Writers of America
Awards and honors
RT Career Acheivement Award (1991)
Romantic Times Hall of Fame
Short biography
Mary Rebecca Wadsworth was born on March 4, 1955 in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she lived and then, later, Chattanooga for the first few years of her life. After that, the family moved to Kansas, where she grew up, spending the summers in her grandparents' home in Alabama. She has two sisters, Mimi and Nancy, and two brothers, Thomas and Daniel. Her mother, Beverly, remarried with Verne, and she won a step-sister, Chrissy. Rebecca married very young with John Brandewyne, and they had a son, Shane, who was born, appropriately enough, on St. Valentine's Day.

Excellent student, she graduated cum laude with departmental honors from Wichita State University, earning a B.A. in journalism, minors in history and music, and an M.A. in communications. She obtained among several other distinguished instructors, three Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, one of the foremost authorities in the field of interpersonal communication and two Victor Murdock Scholarship. Rebecca taught interpersonal communication at the University level before becoming a published writer.

She sold her first novel some months after her twenty-third birthday, making her, at that time, the youngest romance author in America, a record that stood for ten years before finally being broken. To date, Rebecca has written over thirty consecutive bestselling titles, including novels and novellas on the following lists: New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Magazine & Bookseller, Ingram, B. Dalton, and Waldenbooks, among many others.

Rebecca lives in the U.S. Midwest with her son, Shane and her second husband, Englishman John Cox.



This is one of my all time favorite romances.... I don't know why. Maybe because it has a little bit of everything that I love....and it's magic!
Tricialenht | May 20, 2018 |
This was just awful. I always loved and adored Rebecca Brandewyne but this was almost unbelievably bad and it made me really sad.

There are long, involved detours on the LifeHammer's functions, the protocol for rabies shots, the utility of subtitles for the deaf in movies, transmission and shifting in a Mini, the danger of leaving a sleeping woman in a car in the heat, wild hair color preferences of young folk and some of the most contorted and stiltedly unrealistic dialogue I have ever read. And none of it has anything to do with the plot.

I felt like she might have been sitting in front of the TV flipping channels and writing dialogue about whatever she saw on screen. ("Hey that QVC LifeHammer is cool." "Animal Planet has the best rabies documentaries!")

As to the plot, pretty much nothing happens. The grandma dies. Granddaughter goes to her childhood home, meets a dude she thinks is a wolf. He is not. They fool around one time. Her father shows up as a burn victim cum peeping tom. This is not explored. A 'simple but beautiful diamond engagement ring' is bestowed (we are told, in a sentence that is mainly about probate court proceedings.) A car salesman wants to buy the farm, and then a person who is not even a minor character tries to kill her, but is prevented by the wolf who is not the man.

If one were perhaps ignorant of the futility of using a LifeHammer on the windshield of a car, or had been avoiding rabies shots, unaware they are no longer painful shots in the stomach, or even unable top find your instruction manual for your Mini Cooper S, this book could help you. Otherwise, it's not worth your time.
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fraoch | Aug 23, 2013 |
I first read this when I was thirteen and absolutely loved it; my best friend and I took turns reading the same worn copy over and over again. It was somewhat silly, but it managed to appeal to the slightly infantile taste of a romantic teenager. Upon rereading it now, it's obvious that it's quite a bit more than just silly - in fact, it's downright preposterous. Despite the romance-hogwash, however, all the mad and convoluted melodrama is strangely appealing and I can still remember why it was so mesmerizing. Plot? It's the standard - young beautiful noble woman meets dark mysterious troubled stranger and falls in love against her wishes and mayhem ensues (quite a few times) and it all ends happily ever after. Recommended? Not really, not unless you're under thirteen and in the mood for some serious bosom-heaving in the Wild West.… (more)
-Eva- | 1 other review | Jun 18, 2012 |
Definitely one of the better romance novels I've read in a while. It's loosely based on Wuthering Heights, so that was a plus going in since that is my favorite book. It seemed tome where in W.H. each character was so involved in their own personality issues, this book had a few extra characters so that each could embody someone from the original work and each could be their own person as well. The writing is really what kept me in the story though, because it could have easily become very cheesy very fast.… (more)
RockStarNinja | 1 other review | Apr 18, 2012 |


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