The Jones Star Ranch 

The first 10 books are set in pioneer days.

In 2020 we began a new generation. 

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HIDDEN: BOOK 1

He's a Montana Cowboy and she's a Boston Aristocrat. 

Together they are broken ashes and spitfire, discovering common ground in a shared dream.

The train arrives in Aspen Glen on Patrick Jones wedding day, but his dreams go up in steam when it fails to bring his childhood sweetheart, Genevieve, west with it. Instead he finds himself burdened with the responsibility of her adventurous younger sister. 

 

While naive Ruth Ellen has a hidden agenda concerning both her trip to Montana and her sister's castoff, she has no idea as to the lengths her prestigious family from Boston will go to stop her from achieving her independence.

 

Do dreams have a plan B? Follow the journey of faith, hope and love with Patrick Jones, and experience the forces that lay hidden in the first adventure of the Jones Star Series. 

SMITTEN: BOOK 2

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Patrick and Ruth Ellen Jones are a match made in heaven. But hell is out for revenge.

After a terrible injury leaves Ruth Ellen with no memory, Patrick must try to win her love all over again. His journey toward that end, is laden with difficulty, especially when the in-laws arrive for the sole purpose of dragging Ruth Ellen back to the Thorncrest Manor in Boston. Patrick determines that no one will stand in the way of his winning back the love of his life.

Life for the newly married couple, changes in a moment of time, and they are about to discover if destiny can be relived twice in one lifetime.

Love is in the air, and it appears Cupid is aiming his arrows in a new direction. This time, the target is an unlikely-duo. Romance between two lost and lonely hearts -- both up in years and from different stations of society -- will be at risk from Eastern influences.

Surprises unfold for both the Jones and Thorncrest family, as the East meets the West head-on in this frontier adventure. Values, prejudices, society, faith, and strength of character are explored in love's attempts to triumph over all.

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DRIVEN: BOOK 3

A Battered Wife - A Husband out for Revenge - And a Cowboy who’d love to Rescue her.
Is duty stronger than love?

As Francine watches the newlyweds leave for their honeymoon, she realizes that her time has run out. She must confront her husband, Stephen Thorncrest, who has had ample time to plan his revenge.


Francine, the once docile wife, hopes she is up for the fight but when greed and power consume the man, secrets of the past drive the couple beyond what even she could have imagined. Every day is filled with suspense and brings about changes, pushing her heart, mind, and body into constant upheaval.


Waiting on the sidelines is Daniel, the man who has captured her heart – a heart she is not free to give away. Her dedication to her marriage vows and an abusive past stand in his way, hindering the process to win her heart. Welcome to a place in the soul where duty wages war on love.

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GIVEN: BOOK 4

Agnes and Stanley are newlyweds on honeymoon in Boston, and Thomas, rejected in love, is out for revenge.
Throw in a thief, a chase to locate a lost treasure, and clues to an unsolved mystery, and you have GIVEN.

Agnes Fischer has been given much. Family, second chances, financial security, and new love in Aspen Glen, Montana. A honeymoon in Boston sounds like a good idea, as Agnes is eager to pack up her old life and treat her husband to a taste of all that the city has to offer. But, when an old admirer stocks her and sets his heart on revenge, the newlyweds face obstacles that will thrust them back in time and challenge their happily-ever-after.

The family legacy is riddled with difficulties and when the closed case on husband-number-one is reopened, ghosts come out of the closet and threaten to break her fragile relationship with Stanley. Ride this emotional journey with Agnes, as she attempts to put away the old and begin anew.

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STRICKEN: BOOK 5

Clare Jones is content with her life at the homestead, until the doctor and the cook set out to battle for her hand in marriage. One holds secrets of the past and an unpredictability that Clare is determined not to fall prey to a second time, while the other is stable and promises a normal life, which is Clare's comfort zone and her perfect happy-ever-after.

Stacy is new in town, and while becoming a valuable asset in the doctor's life, her plans do not include Clare. At the same time the cook is haunted with memories concerning the mystery of his deceased wife and son, and continually pushes Clare away.


When the doctor makes the first move, Clare accepts his proposal and the search for true love begins. One one side, Stacy does her part to create trouble, and on the other, the cook disappears without a trace. The hunt is underway.


From a medical crisis to an Indian village, Clare is on a journey of a lifetime and love is the prize. Stricken down in despair and lifted up with fresh purpose and joy. 

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AWAKEN: BOOK 6

A Boston Heiress comes West to spread her wings. A Montana Blacksmith holds little hope of capturing her heart.

The book AWAKEN features Chelan Ferguson, the new schoolteacher, who has been drawn to Aspen Glen, like a spoiled child to a cookie jar. The young woman will need to mature to fit in with the Western community and especially into her role as a teacher. Although Gerald Brazer appears to see the woman’s potential as his future wife, she is not ready to settle with a final choice. Have her years in Boston – born with a silver spoon in her mouth – prepared her for what lies ahead in the rugged frontier land? She is about to find out - the hard way.

Taming Chelan Ferguson is proving a hard task for the man who has fallen head over heels in love with her. Gerald Brazer helplessly watches as she toys with men's hearts and moves closer into harm's way with a dangerous family. Will a sudden tragedy win her heart or will she remain a lost soul and return to Boston? Gerald's character and resolve are challenged and strengthened during his pursuit of the lady, landing him in a place where patience and contentment in God's direction become his only option.

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SHAPEN: BOOK 7

Sandra, rescued from years of captivity in an Indian village, is now safely living at the Jones Star Ranch in Aspen Glen, Montana. She finds herself attracted to Jerome, an outcast from his mother’s tribe, who now stays with his white father, Drake, at the ranch mess hall. Plans are underway for a happily-ever-after, but both are unprepared for the obstacles that will come their way as they try to find their place in a white society.

 

Challenges from Jerome’s past and Sandra’s long lost relatives from South Carolina add to the complications. The fate of new love lies in the balance. Shapen is a story of prejudice and discovering dreams in a new homeland. Love will need to fight to survive all the world has to throw at a couple that does not fit into the traditional mold.

TAKEN: BOOK 8

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Jillian loves her new life in Aspen Glen – house cleaning for her wealthy employer. But the young woman is about to embark on a brand new venture, Jillian’s Tailor Shop. News of her skill with a needle soon brings more orders her way than one seamstress can handle. Desperate, Jillian resolves to put a help wanted sign in her shop window.

Jimmy, the lead hand at the Jones Star Ranch, has befriended Jillian, and their relationship has evolved to talks of marriage. That is, until Jimmy’s childhood sweetheart returns home, disillusioned from her short stay in Boston, and looking to pick up where she left off. Her only obstacle is Jillian, who has taken both her man and her dream to operate a tailor shop in her hometown. When she answers Jillian's ad, the conflict begins and sends Jimmy and Jillian down a path of no return.

To add to the whirlwind of trouble brewing, Todd Granger has set his eyes on the beautiful Jillian, and a scorned love from Sally’s past is out to stop romance on all fronts.

This is a story where conflict and devious scheming rise up to destroy the shoots of young love, and where loyalties, faith, and perseverance triumph over all. Enjoy this frontier, good-versus-evil drama, as it unfolds through an entertaining love story.

 

FORSAKEN: BOOK 9

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Is it ever too late for Love? Jake and Mary hope not.

When Mary, a spinster of 40 years, catches the bouquet at Jillian's wedding, she laughs at her chances to find romance. Given the opportunity to open a bakery in Aspen Glen, she jumps at the opportunity to fulfill dream #1. Jake, the town carpenter, steps in to help with the renovations. Working together awakens dream #2 in Mary’s barren heart, and just when it looks like romance is the wind, the train pulls in.

Eleven orphan stowaways bring to life dream #3 in Mary's heart. Can she possess all three forsaken dreams at this late stage of life? Young Teddy is not what he seems, and sets in motion a sudden fury from the past, destroying all hope for the future. When it all crumbles at Mary's feet, she turns to her faith in God, trusting love will lead the way.

Can a man and woman, having lived half a lifetime, find their happily-ever-after in a late-blooming romance? Join them in this adventure of unexpected twists, and marvel in the faithfulness of God.

A JONES STAR CHRISTMAS: BOOK 10

The book, A Jones Star Christmas features all the characters you’ve grown to love in the preceding books. As they all gather for the special Christmas event, some unexpected twists and beautiful memories are shared to bind together this Jones family and friends. It is best read at the end of the series.

Gather once again under the Creator of the Stars and share the legacy, and while you’re there, be sure to claim a piece of heaven for your family.

This series unfolds in the latter 1800’s in Montana. The book continues as a family saga: Life and love for the Jones Star family and friends. I hope you will enjoy this new frontier adventure.

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The Next Generation

SHADOWING: BOOK 11

The book, A Jones Star Christmas features all the characters you’ve grown to love in the preceding books. As they all gather for the special Christmas event, some unexpected twists and beautiful memories are shared to bind together this Jones family and friends. It is best read at the end of the series.

Gather once again under the Creator of the Stars and share the legacy, and while you’re there, be sure to claim a piece of heaven for your family.

This series unfolds in the latter 1800’s in Montana. The book continues as a family saga: Life and love for the Jones Star family and friends. I hope you will enjoy this new frontier adventure.

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BE SURE TO STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER GENERATION OF THE JONES CLAN - STILL IN ASPEN GLEN, MONTANA, BUT IN A DIFFERENT TIME PERIOD.

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©2018 Marlene Bierworth at Heartwarming Romance 
©2020 Fixer Fairy
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