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Publication Order of Martha's Vineyard Books

Sins of Innocence (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Places by the Sea (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tides of the Heart (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer House (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Off Season (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trust Fund Babies (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beach Roses (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vineyard Magic (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Second Chances Books

Once Upon a Bride (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice Upon a Wedding (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Times a Charm (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Steps to the Altar (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vineyard Books

A Vineyard Christmas (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Vineyard Summer (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Vineyard Morning (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Vineyard Crossing (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Vineyard Wedding (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Vineyard Season (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

First Loves (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ivy Secrets (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birthday Girls (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Little Wives (As: Abby Drake) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfect Little Ladies (As: Abby Drake) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secrets Sisters Keep (As: Abby Drake) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up Island Harbor (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jean Stone is a bestselling inspirational and romance novelist who loves writing about the many challenges that women have to face living in the modern world.
In her works, she showcases how many women glean lessons from their experiences which makes it possible to overcome future challenges.

Jean Stone published “Sins of Innocence” his debut novel in 1994 and has never looked back since. She now has more than twenty titles to her name spread across several series and single-standing novels.

Each of her novels usually comes with a touch of love and a little mystery, even when she writes under the pseudonym, Abby Drake.

Her debut novel was an exciting work that went on to become a 2016 amazon bestseller. Some of her earlier novels that she published under Vineyard also made the bestselling list on USA Today.

Her works have been published all over the globe in several languages and are available in different formats such as audiobook, paperback, and ebook format.

One of the questions Jean Stone is often asked is how old she was when she decided that she would become an author. She usually answers that writing is something that she has done for a very long time.

As a nine-year-old girl, she had one small article she wrote get featured in “Jack and Jill Magazine.” Around this time, she teamed up with her sister and together they started “The Neighborhood News,” which was something of a newspaper.

They used to write about mundane things such as whose cat was lost and who was going on vacation. It was also during this time that she started writing very short stories that she used to type on her uncle’s mimeograph.

She used to take four to five stories depending on the length that she would then staple together and sell for 2 cents an issue. It was while she was in college that she got her first writing job working for the “Springfield Daily News.”

Given that she preferred the creative aspects of journalism, she soon shifted to advertising. Following too many high-stress years, she finally pivoted to fiction writing, which is where it all started.

Jean Stone now spends much of her time telling stories of friends, families, and sometimes foes who deal with real-life issues as they love, cry and laugh.
She loves to watch her characters grow just like she and her friends have learned to do over the years.

Unlike many authors that have written a bunch of books that have become so popular she has a favorite novel. “Sins of Innocence” which is set on her magical island of Martha’s Vineyard is her favorite work.

Overall, it has been an interesting journey and she could not have hoped for more. She continues to write her novels from her home and has shown no signs of slowing down any time son.

“A Vineyard Christmas” by Jean Stone opens with Annie Sutton finally chasing her dream following years of heartache.

She has fallen in love with one of the most beautiful women on Martha’s Vineyard and is using the island as a setting for two works she has been working on.
She is now preparing for her first winter on the island, where she lives in a Chappaquiddick rented cottage. According to the weather forecast, they should expect fierce storms and torrential rain, deep snow, and high winds.

But the blizzard also dumps something unexpected in the form of a baby girl in a basket beautifully tied up in a ribbon. The note on the basket instructs her to name the kid Bella after the writer’s grandmother, who says she cannot help the child.

Since Annie had been adopted as a kid, she is grateful to have had parents that treated her like their own. She hopes Bella will not have to feel abandoned like many children just like her.

She decides to keep the child and hopes to find the mother and convince her to change her mind. But keeping a secret in the close-knit community, particularly with Christmas around the corner is not going to be easy.

Jean Stone’s novel “A Vineyard Summer” opens with Annie Sutton having made Martha’s Vineyard her home. She has spent a whole winter season penning her latest work and looks forward to spending a beautiful summer with friends.

However, her landlord tells her that he wants her to move out of her Chappaquidick apartment so that her grandson can move in. It is always hard to find housing on the island and almost impossible in the summer.

She is pained at the thought of having to be torn apart from the fiends she has come to consider as close as family. Seeking the distraction from her troubles, she starts preparing for the July 4th celebrations, only to find an unconscious woman in her front yard.

Summer on the island usually attracts wealthy families as well as tourists. Fiona Littleton the woman she found on her lawn is the former. What is important to note is that tensions often flare up between residents and visitors but that will not stop Annie from helping her.

When her quick thinking saves the young woman’s life she is surprised that she has developed a fondness for Fiona. The latter has no one to lean on and when her life is threatened Annie wants to help her.

About to be turned out of her home and with depleting resources, it is going to be a tough time for the two women.

“A Vineyard Morning” by Jean Stone opens in the off-season which happens to be one of the quietest times in Martha’s Vineyard. But Annie Sutton is not having a quiet time as she is planning to pen her next mystery fiction novel.

She is also making renovations on an Inn she intends to open in the coming season and is also making soap for a new business venture.
She has been enjoying the time she has been spending with John Lyons the local police sergeant who she now calls her boyfriend. In fact, she has been relishing the relationship with Lucy his teenage daughter but then her mother comes into town.

But Donna McNeish is not in town to make a social call as she has some devastating news. Seeking some solace she meets up with Lucy and they head to the woods where they discover some skeletal remains.

It happens that the words are part of Inn property, which means all construction work has to stop so that the police can do their investigations. This is not good news for Annie who sees her dream of opening her inn begin to recede.

Desperate for answers, Annie starts asking all manner of questions only for secrets from her past to be unearthed resulting in earth-shattering consequences.

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2 Responses to “Jean Stone”

  1. gerald budin: 1 year ago

    I attended PITT Bradford those same years…..I know you mentioned Ms McGuirl…..I knew a Jim McGuirl there…. were they related? I cannot locate that magazine but believe your are the author who was show-cased in same…pls be in touch Jerry THANK YOU!

  2. Patsy: 2 years ago

    Wondering if Vineyards Crossing and rest of your Vineyard books will eventually be available to buy at Wallmart in Mass publication book?? I bought A Vineyard Morning and A Vineyard summer like that and read. Love the Vineyard books. Thanks


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