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Janet Dailey dies at 69; romance novelist overcame plagiarism scandal
Janet Dailey dies at 69; romance novelist overcame plagiarism scandal

Romance novelist Janet Dailey, who went from secretary to bestselling author with millions of copies of her books sold worldwide, found herself in the midst of a scandal in 1997 that could have been a career-ender. But in her world, the heroine always found a way to overcome dire straits. In Dailey's "Night of the Cotillion" (1977), Amanda finds love with Jarod, though he mocks her early on for being "wrapped up in those romantic notions ... and the happily-ever-afters." In "For the Love of God" (1981), Abbie overcomes cruel gossip to win the hand of Seth, the town's new minister. Similar happy endings were in store for the protagonists of...

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