Jo-Ann Mapson

Jo-Ann Mapson
Creative Writing and Literary Arts

MFA, Vermont College of Norwich University; BA, California State University, Long Beach

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Several of Jo-Ann Mapson's books have been BookSense picks and most are available on audio, tape, large print, and Braille. Considered "main stream" in terms of genre, subjects she writes about include: women's lives, friendships, raising children, working, and loving good men.

 

 Along Came MaryAlong Came Mary (Bad Girl Creek, book #2)

Nance Maddox's old boyfriend wants her back, but his affection will be hijacked by a karaoke singer whose sister was killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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Bad Girl Creek Bad Girl Creek (Bad Girl Creek, book #1)

Phoebe DeThomas, in a wheelchair, has lived her whole life as a spectator. When she inherits her aunt's farm, she decides to revive it, with the help of three roommates.
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The Wilder Sisters The Wilder Sisters

Lily and Rose, sisters who haven't talked for five long years, come back together in Floralee, New Mexico, to try to mend their relationship.
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Finding Casey Finding Casey

Juniper Vigil is in college and in love. Glory Vigil is unexpectedly pregnant and confined to bed. Joseph is trying to hold everyone's lives together while he works for a Women's Shelter in Sante Fe. The psychologist who gives pro bono counseling to the women who seek sanctuary encounters a young mother and her seriously ill daughter who will change the Vigil family forever.
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The Medieval British Literature Handbook Solomon's Oak

Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her husband's ranch by holding theme weddings under the hundred-year-old oak tree known locally as Solomon's Oak. Into her life comes and angry homeless girl, Juniper McGuire, and a disabled cop-turned photographer from New Mexico, Joseph Vigil.
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Goodbye Earl Goodbye Earl (Bad Girl Creek, book #3)

Beryl is unhappy in Alaska. When a medical emergency arrives without warning, decisions need to be made. The Bad Girls come to her rescue, and bring her back to the California farm where she belongs.
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The Owl & Moon Cafe The Owl & Moon Cafe

Four generations of the Moon women have owned and operated their small cafe for decades,serving pastry and coffee to the locals in Pacific Grove. When Allegra becomes ill, a man she loved as a young woman (with massive consequences) is the one who comes to her aid.
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Hank & Chloe Hank & Chloe

The story of an unlikely romance between a college professor and a woman horse trainer.
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Loving Chloe Loving Chloe

After they move to Arizona, Chloe is pregnant with the baby they were expecting at the end of Hank & Chloe. As Hank settles into his teaching job, a handsome Indian artist, Walter Whitebear, enters the story, and his affection for Chloe causes stress on the couple's relationship.
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Shadow Ranch Shadow Ranch

Charles Russell the first, the iconoclastic head of the Carpenter family, is estranged from his family following the tragic death of his grandson. When he falls in love with a former stripper on the Sally Jessy show, his family tries to intervene.
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Blue Rodeo Blue Rodeo

Margaret Yearwood's son Peter has lost his hearing. He moves in with a foster family in New Mexico to learn deaf culture. His mom follows him and becomes involved with a sheep rancher.
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