Beautiful and beguiling Florida Jones is a small-town Missouri Ozarks success, with her thriving business, spirited young daughter, and engagement to a wealthy sought-after bachelor who promises to give her the wider world she yearns for.
Then an unexpected visit from the mother who abandoned her sparks a tragic accident, unearths family secrets, and leaves her dependent on the very woman she loathes—as well as the ex-lover who long ago threw her over.More info →
MY HEART FINDS A HOME is an intense look at a Midwestern family with secrets... The attention to detail, well-drawn characters who aren’t ever black or white, and explosive family dynamics makes for a deep and sensitive read.
--Kathryn Shay, New York Times Bestselling Author
New October 2016!
A ferocious tornado wreaks havoc and sends the populace of the small Ozarks town of Cordelia, Missouri, reeling. Whirlwind Daisy O’Malley Mastin does similar damage, upending the O’Malley family as the storm blows apart the tangle of deceit she knotted years ago.
Her recklessness drives her husband Daniel and her cousin Melanie Van Castle ever closer in a relationship they know is forbidden, and her young son into the home of the wealthy Barrington family, where its matriarch Elizabeth Barrington is determined to keep him.
Elizabeth’s live-in employee, Rachel Mindenhall, vows to shield the boy, as well as her own disabled son, from her employer's schemes, while also hiding a secret and the longings of her wayward heart.
Three young women each reach a crossroads—a life of duty or a life of love where satisfying their hearts’ yearnings could result in devastation for people they love.
Introducing the Barrington family of Rhinemann, Missouri, featured in Jerri’s upcoming series Love on Blue Heron Bay.More info →
After her career and love life both lurch the wrong way, Mari O’Malley returns to the Missouri Ozarks, drafted by her bossy sisters to care for their mother. Boredom at the family’s cabin on Lake Kesibwi has her poking her nose into the life of her sister’s troubled adolescent son. Helping him lands her in the arms of her childhood playmate, former bad-boy Andy Eppelwaite.
Soon their good-natured squabbling turns to love. But choices Mari made in her big-city life threaten to destroy their budding relationship, much as it seems her nephew is intent on destroying himself.More info →
Slinging hash in the local diner isn’t exactly where socialite Alcea O’Malley Addams expected to find herself, but divorce hit hard at her pocketbook and self-worth. Now she must face a platter of problems, from foreclosure to a difficult daughter, from a frustrating mother to life in a noxious pink trailer.
So it simply seems beyond belief when her old high school crush Dakota Jones, brother of the tramp who stole her husband, returns to town and veers straight into her heart—with a past the nomadic author resists knowing and a majorly full-blown commitment phobia.More info →
Juggling four children, livestock, and a rundown farmhouse in the Ozarks, widowed and shy Patsy Lee O’Malley barely has time for sleep, let alone indulgence in dreams. When a mishap knocks her off her feet at an O’Malley wedding, her famous brother-in-law’s bandmate, Zeke Townley, comes to her rescue.
The roar of his fans’ applause long stilled, the retired musician enjoys a sophisticated life at his San Francisco townhome. Accepting a wine-soaked dare, he’s aghast to find himself committed to sojourn amid Patsy Lee’s rambunctious family in rural Missouri—until he’s swept up in the children’s problems and swept off his own feet by a modest country woman, a woman who doesn’t want him.More info →
Country rock star Jonathan Van Castle is back on the road and back in the spotlight. Fleeing ecstatic fans at a small-town stop in the Missouri Ozarks, he lands at the mercy of a singularly unimpressed widow, Lil O’Malley Ryan.
Jon is intent on reviving his career and gaining custody of his children from a scheming ex-wife. Lil is trying to rebuild her life and hang on to her livelihood amid the always well-meaning and often-exasperating advice and bustle of her big close-knit family.
Neither has romance on the mind. But when Jon’s children are jeopardized, they join forces—and soon the big-time country singer and small-town bookseller discover love is a melody you just can’t forget.More info →