Jo Ann Brown's Other Books

Matchmaking Babies : Sanctuary Bay : Amish Seasons
Patchwork Mysteries & The Secrets of Mary's Bookshop : Thomas Kinkade's Home For Christmas

 

matchmaking babies

Seeking forever families and speeding up the course of true love.



jo ann brown's SMatchmaking Babies #1: Promise of a Family

Matchmaking Babies #1: Promise of a Family

Family in Training?

After rescuing six children abandoned in a boat, Captain Drake Nesbitt is determined to ensure their safety and locate their unknown parents. But first, he needs someone to nurture the babies. He’s grateful for the support of kindhearted Lady Susanna Trelawney.

Although Susanna has given up all hope of marriage and happiness after her fiancé’s betrayal, the adorable children evoke all her maternal instincts. Soon she’s falling for her tiny charges—and their handsome rescuer. Can Susanna convince committed bachelor Drake that he’s more than just a onetime hero, but a man who has room in his heart for a family after all?

Available at:
Amazon.com


 

jo ann brown's Matchmaking Babies #2: Family in the Making

Matchmaking Babies #2: Family in the Making

Daddy Lessons

Arthur, Lord Trelawney, is an expert at carrying coded messages for the government—and a complete amateur in caring for children. Before courting a widowed acquaintance with two babies, he decides to practice with the rescued orphans sheltering at his family estate. A practical idea...until he meets their lovely nurse.

Maris Oliver is drawn to the principled, handsome nobleman, even if he’s expected to woo another woman. Both have secrets that threaten their safety and their fragile trust. But if Maris’s sweet charges have their way, Arthur won’t need to venture beyond his own front door to find a woman he’ll risk all to protect and love.

Available at:
Amazon.com


 

jo ann brown's Matchmaking Babies #3: Her Longed-For Family

Matchmaking Babies #3: Her Longed-For Family

Meant-to-Be Mother

Lady Caroline Trelawney Dowling has always wanted a child of her own and her wish comes true when two abandoned children are temporarily turned over to her. She's finding new purpose and joy—even more so after the handsome baron next door requests her help in renovating his house and refining his manners.

As the new Lord Warrick, Jacob has a host of duties, including updating his estate and providing an heir. Lady Caroline's expertise in etiquette proves invaluable, and spending time together is a delight. But as the children's origins are finally uncovered, can he keep her newfound family intact—and unite her dreams with his own?

Matchmaking Babies: Seeking forever families and speeding up the course of true love.

Coming in December 2015 from Harlequin Love Inspired.

Available at:
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Jo Ann Brown's Sanctuary Bay

Sanctuary Bay, a narrow bay between steep cliffs on the northeastern English shore, has provided a haven for centuries. A grand manor house, Meriweather Hall, is set atop one cliff, and those who live in the village and the manor have always had their lives intertwined. In the days after peace has come to Europe with Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, hearts and faith will be challenged. In Sanctuary Bay, both will find a home.



jo ann brown's SANCTUARY BAY #1: THE DUTIFUL DAUGHTER

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She Must Marry for Duty

Sophia Meriweather will—if all goes as it should—marry the heir to her father's estate. If she's to secure her family's future, Sophia must put her would-be groom's best friend from her mind. But keeping the darkly handsome widower and his two young children out of her heart is proving nearly impossible. Charles Winthrop, Lord Northbridge, doesn't believe in love. Lovely Sophia may have charmed his normally silent children, but, for a man of honor and duty, she was a wife he dared not wish for. Yet nothing is as simple as it seems—especially when it comes to matters of the heart….

Available at:
Amazon.com


 

jo ann brown's A HERO FOR CHRISTMAS

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To Heal the Soldier's Heart

Jonathan Bradby would gladly return to fighting the French if it meant avoiding his new title: war hero. Only he knows the reputation isn't deserved. Then a visit to Sanctuary Bay brings renewed acquaintance with the lovely Lady Catherine Meriweather. He's drawn to her, yet Cat surely deserves a real hero.

Overwhelmed with organizing a Yuletide celebration and her sister's wedding, Cat gladly accepts Jonathan's help. Soon she sees the gentle heart he conceals beneath his wit. But Jonathan's need to prove himself could drive them apart—unless they're bold enough to seize the unexpected gift of love.

Sanctuary Bay: Where three war heroes find the healing power of love.

Available at:
Amazon.com


 

jo ann brown's A BRIDE FOR THE BARON

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A Man Beyond Her Reach

Vera Fenwick is everything a vicar's sister should be—helpful, modest and sensible. She knows the perils of falling for a man above her station, but it does no harm to admire Edmund Herriott, Lord Meriweather—from afar. She's perfectly content to help him restore the local rectory…and she's much too reasonable to risk her heart.

Working alongside Vera to rebuild the church and foil a smuggling ring is restoring the confidence Edmund lost in battle.

Vera may be sure she's not suited to be an aristocrat's wife, but Edmund is utterly confident of one thing—that this unexpected love was built to last.

Sanctuary Bay: Where three war heroes find the healing power of love.

Harlequin Love Inspired Historical

Available at:
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amish season
writing as Marianne Ellis with co-author Cameron Dokey



Marianne Ellis's AMISH SEASONS #1: SUMMER PROMISE

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(writing as Marianne Ellis with Cameron Dokey)

From the ashes of her father's farm stand, Miriam is given the chance to renew her marriage, friendships, and the hope of becoming a mother…

The death of Jakob Lapp, a beloved member of the Amish community and the builder of the Stonyfield Farm Stand, is difficult for all. On the day of Jakob's funeral, his beloved daughter Miriam must deal with her grief as well as mounting apprehension, knowing that she will soon see her sister Sarah who left the Amish community to live the Englisch life many years ago.Sarah's arrival also forces Miriam to face the problems in her marriage. She has been unable to give her husband Daniel a child and fears he is not happy. Miriam has always suspected that David's heart truly lies with her sister, and she worries about the effect her return will have on their already strained marriage. But when a fire destroys the Stonyfield Farm Stand, the entire community must come together to rebuild. Suddenly, second chances abound, not only for the community, but for Miriam as well…

Available at:
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reviews of jo ann brown's books

Daniel, Miriam's husband, is the only man that she has ever loved, but she has always feared that he is in love with her sister, Sarah. Sarah left six years ago to live as an Englisher in San Francisco and has never returned to their Amish community. But when the sisters' father, Jakob, dies, Sarah sends news that she will be returning for the funeral. Miriam is filled with trepidation, concerned that her already tenuous marriage will suffer even further. VERDICT This engaging, character-driven series launch is sure to appeal to readers who enjoy the Amish romances of Suzanne Fisher Woods. -- Library Journal

I really enjoyed this first book in the Amish Seasons Series and I found myself immediately drawn into the storyline from the very first page. I love Amish stories and Ms. Ellis didn’t disappoint this reader. I eagerly look forward to reading the rest of the books in this new series. -- Night Owl Reviews 5 Stars

 


Marianne Ellis's AMISH SEASONS #2: AUTUMN GRACE

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(writing as Marianne Ellis with Cameron Dokey)

Ruth Schrock has never been able to live up to the high standards set by her father, their district's deacon. When she is offered the chance to teach in a different district, she jumps at the chance, even though she worries about her mother who is pregnant. But new challenges await her in her new district where she is staying with cousins. Levi Yoder lives across the road from the schoolhouse, and Ruth will be leaving her buggy and horse there during the day. Quickly she discovers this handsome, quiet farmer may have the same expectations of her as her father, and she knows she should avoid him as much as possible. But events bring them together again and again...

Available at:
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Patchwork Mysteries



jo ann brown's time to share

PATCHWORK MYSTERIES #2 A TIME TO SHARE

When Sarah decides to make a quilt depicting her favorite view from Mount Greylock, she hikes to the area, bringing her granddaughters, a sketchbook, and a camera. The girls videotape each other goofing off at the top of the hill, and later, Sarah notices something odd in their footage: a man, barely visible through the bushes, struggling with something on the ground. Who is he? What was he doing there?

Sarah returns to the spot and finds an old cellar. Inside, she finds stolen items from a rash of burglaries in the area and unearths a half-buried old daguerreotype of a young couple. Who are they and how are they connected to the robberies? As Sarah searches for answers, she notices a startling pattern that leads to a secret that will surprise everyone in Maple Hill.

 

Available at:
Guideposts
Thorndike Large Print 978-1-4014-4061-7

 

jo ann brown's SECRET IN THE STITCHES

PATCHWORK MYSTERIES #8 SECRET IN THE STITCHES

Just before Sarah leaves town to visit her daughter Jenna, Sarah's friend Ella Buttonwood comes to her with an exciting discovery: She's just found an old quilt behind a false wall in her basement, and the patterns and fabrics prove what her family has claimed for generations-that her house was a stop on the Underground Railroad!

Did runaway slaves seek refuge in Maple Hill? Could their little town have been instrumental in the flight to freedom? By the time Sarah gets back to Maple Hill, everyone in town is excited about the idea, and the city has started raising money to turn Ella's historic house into an Underground Railroad Museum. Sarah has her doubts about the quilt though. Could it really be as old as it looks? And when Ella disappears, along with the museum funds, Sarah must unravel the history of the quilt to learn what happened and find the money! Can she discover the secret hidden in the stitches?

 

Available at:
Guideposts

 

jo ann brown's THE HOUSE ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

PATCHWORK MYSTERIES #14 THE HOUSE ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

Sarah is intrigued when her friend Neil Lawton asks her to help him sort through the contents of a mysterious house he's just purchased on Lookout Mountain. Sarah's daughter-in-law Maggie, an antiques expert, and friends Irene and Chester, both history buffs, are invited as well. When the party arrives, they discover that the house is fully furnished-in fact it looks as if the owners just disappeared into thin air, sometime around World War II.

Sarah and her friends search the house for clues about what happened to the family, and she is particularly intrigued by a chest of old quilts that was left behind. But as they search for answers, antiques start to go missing. The culprit must be one of their own, but who would steal these antiques, and why? What does the thief know about the history of the house? And why is Neil so eager to find out what really happened all those years ago on Lookout Mountain?

 

Available at:
Guideposts

 

jo ann brown's THE THOUSAND STORIES QUILT

PATCHWORK MYSTERIES #23 THE THOUSAND STORIES QUILT

It's Missions Month at church, and when Sarah's granddaughters Audrey and Amy hear different missionaries speak about sharing their faith around the world, they are both intrigued but for very different reasons. Can Sarah help them use their unique gifts and talents to glorify God? And when Carolyn Johnson asks Sarah to help her restore an old quilt-commonly know as The Thousand Stories Quilt-as a gift for Pastor John Peabody, Sarah is glad to help. The family treausre was made by the pastor's grandmother when she was a missionary in China, and it tells the story of her time sharing the Gospel. But when Sarah examines the quilt, she finds old documents sewn into the batting that seem to lead to a hidden treasure. Can she make sense of the strange clues and find the secrets of the Thousand Stories Quilt?


 

Available at:
Guideposts

 

jo ann brown's SECRETS OF MARY'S BOOKSHOP

SECRETS photoSECRETS OF MARY'S BOOKSHOP #15 THE LOST NOEL

Mary Fisher loves mysteries, whether she's reading them in her bookshop in Ivy Bay on Cape Cod or solving them. When the costumes for Mary's church's living nativity vanish along with a sheep that was part of the scene and posters announcing the event are torn down, Mary is determined to get to the bottom of it. Who would want to sabotage a living nativity in the days before Christmas? And why? The search for the answer will take Mary in very unexpected directions while she celebrates the holiday with her neighbors and her family.

Coming Christmas 2013 from Guideposts

 

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jo ann brown's thomas kinkade's home for christmas



Thomas KinKade's Home For Christmas

Thomas Kinkade's
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Based on evens in the life of renowned painter Thomas Kinkade, Home for Christmas is the inspirational story of how a small community comes together to save the home of one of its beloved residents. Along the way, a young man discovers the meaning of love, friendship, and what it means to be an artist.

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