Joan Wilder, Hopeful Romantic

Romancing the Stone book cover Joan Wilder is a popular romance novelist who lives life more in her imagination than in practice.  She likes her heroes strong, daring, sensitive, and irresistible.  When Columbian smugglers kidnap Joan’s sister and offer to trade her for a treasure map, Joan sets off on a dangerous escapade straight out of one of her books. Along the way she encounters profiteer Jack Colton, sparking an attraction that even she couldn’t imagine.  Sound familiar?  If you were swept away by the thrills and fun of the film starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, indulge in one of the heroine’s own stories by choosing Romancing the Stone or The Jewel of the Nile for your next adventure.