Jeanne Irelan

Biography

A fourth generation descendent of Scandinavian pioneers to Iowa, Jeanne Irelan has sandwiched her writing into a busy life as a wife, mother of three boys, journalist, Arts Council Director, and more recently, college teacher and director of the Writing Center. Since the 1960s she had been a resident of Tennessee with a brief sojourn in Texas.
Along with her novels, she has published both poetry and short stories in literary journals and other publications. Her thriller, THE MOHO PROVISO, won recognition from the Offshore Oil Producers Association, who have stocked it in their Galveston museum gift shop.

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Books

Grace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,670. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Grace Madison is trying to refashion her new life in Nashville. It is in the historic community where she lives that she meets Alex Arenas, whom she helps in his run for governor, fueling his interest in her. But complications arise when her former fiance, Dr. John Ransome, turns up in Nashville, too. Helped by her local pastor, Grace is able to forgive Ransome, but her future is uncertain.
Snusville
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,770. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Joan Lilley,a girl of Scandinavian ancestry is growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, during the '40s and 50's. Conflicts with her family's religious values and biases complicate her relations with one young man in particular as she matures. Through it all she learns lessons about life and love.
Rosehall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,380. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A house with a name was all that Becca Tucker thought she would need to escape from the stigma of "Ridge Rat." So marrying the son of a once prominent family and becoming the mistress of Rosehall was to her the end of her dream. Instead, it becomes a nightmare she must live through, with a drunken husband, a traumatized daughter, and poverty to contend with.
The Moho Proviso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,090. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Taking place in 1980, this prophetic novel details the shocking government find of the source of oil and the ensuing conspiracy. One man, Mackenzie Haber, now a vice-president with the Houston drilling company which served as prime constractor, is ready to break the conspiracy when Israel is again threatened by her oil-rich neighbors. But he must deal with threats from all sides first.
Eye of the Sun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,950. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The historic community of Bailey in the hills of Tennessee becomes a site of murder when Judge "Baby" Godbold, about to retire from the bench, visits some young relatives with a home there. It takes all of her imagination and knowledge of people to solve the crimes.
The Island Affair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,440. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this Malice Domestic mystery, Judge "Baby" Godbold in on vacation at her brother's island getaway when a gorgeous woman with a tarnished reputation is found murdered on the beach. The judge,working with the local constabulary and the woman's sister, seems to be getting nowhere until the murder of a gay antiques dealer, who happens to be a friend of the first victim turns up.
Murder at Toll House
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,950. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Nashville Judge Penelope Godbold, recently retired from the bench, is at a Writers Conference in Kentucky where shocking events engage her sleuthing abilities. She must ferret out which of the aspiring writers murders as easily as they write while she meanwhile solves a 175-year-old murder mystery.
Neighbors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,610. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In Book Two of the Foxhill Series, two romances are simultaneously taking place in the historic Foxhill neighborhood, one between a 40s banker, Paige Crowell and her new pastor, Ken Geitner; the other between the son and daughter of two very different sorts of neighbors of Paige's. The outcome of both romances is mixed and unexpected.
Flowers At Her Feet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,400. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The first novel in the Foxhill Series, Tessa Claiborne as the new owner of an old house in historic Foxhill is dissatisfied with life. Little does she know than the ensuing events that call upon her charity, compassion, and courage will be of such huge benefit to her.
Ever After
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,640. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Now in his late forties,long-time widower Hal Stensson has not quite given up on finding a love interest, though he's reluctant to accept either his mother's recommendations or those of a friend. Instead, he finds someone on his own who seems out of reach but whom he cannot quite forget.

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