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Stone, Jean

Overview
Works: 66 works in 250 publications in 7 languages and 8,863 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Anecdotes  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3537.T669, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jean Stone
 
Most widely held works by Jean Stone
The origin : a biographical novel of Charles Darwin by Irving Stone( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 2,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the life of Charles Darwin from his notable trip as a naturalist on the Beagle through his mature career as a widely respected but still controversial scientist
I, Michelangelo, sculptor; an autobiography through letters by Michelangelo Buonarroti( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three times a charm by Jean Stone( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanks to a high-profile wedding for a media mogul, Second Chances, the wedding-planning business created by four longtime friends, is taking off. The irony of being a never-married wedding planner isnt lost on 43-year-old Sarah. But that doesnt mean she hasnt known love or heartbreak. Sarah finds the sweetness of the wedding rituals a bit silly, but the hard work is a welcome distraction as are her friends and colleagues Elaine, Lily, and Jo
Once upon a bride by Jean Stone( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four single best friends who have loved and lost come up with a wedding-planning enterprise tailored for second weddings, and decide to use one friend's upcoming second trip down the aisle as a test model for their new business
Four steps to the altar by Jean Stone( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They say true love is priceless, but is it worth fifty million dollars? With Second Chances, their wedding planning business, starting to take off, four best friends must decide whether they'll take some second chances of their own. Free-spirited Lily finds herself forced to choose between her sure-thing inheritance and a chance at true love; the no-longer-predictable Elaine surprises everyone, including herself, when romance comes calling from her past; Sarah, the uncompromisingly unconventional artist, finds herself contemplating the most unexpected choice of all; and the always-clear-eyed Jo suddenly finds herself second-guessing her own second chance at happily-ever-after. The choice for each of them is "I do" or "I don't," and the decision will change their lives
Twice upon a wedding by Jean Stone( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four best friends, one risky business, and a chance to say "I do" one more time, with their fledgling business Second Chances facing its first big break, four best friends turned wedding consultants face second chance and challenges of their own
Beach roses by Jean Stone( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and French and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women began as strangers, Katie the vibrant rock star who must choose between saving her own life and the life of her unborn child, Hannah the selfless housewife who finds herself abandoned by her friends just when she needs them most, Faye the wealthy executive who thought she'd already survived the greatest fight of her life, and Rita whose own past cannot stay hidden for long. Before the summer ends, these women will form a lasting bond. It will be a season when old hurts are finally healed and love becomes rekindled as life begins anew
Off season by Jean Stone( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jill McPhearson leaves her fiance and career as a television anchorwoman to marry carpenter Ben Niles in Martha's Vineyard, she believes she is content and happy, until Ben is accused of a horrific crime and small-town life turns against them both
Tides of the heart by Jean Stone( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some promises can never be forgotten ... The author of the bestselling Birthday Girls and Places by the Sea, Jean Stone is a gifted storyteller in the tradition of Barbara Delinsky. In this deeply enthralling novel of friendship and family, a woman must face the secrets of the past before she can confront the future ... I am your baby--the one you gave up. Isn't it time we met' The unsigned letter, postmarked Martha's Vineyard, arrives like a thunderbolt out of the blue, instantly sweeping Jessica Bates back thirty years. It was 1968 when young Jess went to Larchwood Hall, a home for unwed mothers, and gave up her beautiful baby girl for adoption. Jess's past still haunts her--especially since she learned that her daughter died in a tragic childhood accident. But now the letter has raised the fragile hope that there was a terrible mix-up, that Jess's daughter is still alive somewhere. Hoping for answers, Jess makes a determined pilgrimage out to the Vineyard, out to those who know the truth about what really happened to her daughter. There, surrounded by sand and sea and memories of lost love, she must make a choice that will change the course of her life forever ... From the Paperback edition
Trust fund babies by Jean Stone( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Stone, the bestselling author of Off Season, weaves the extraordinary story of three cousins bound forever by the family fortune they share'and the family secrets they don't dare reveal ... Mary Beth, Nikki, and Gabrielle have little in common except the vast Atkinson fortune they inherited. Growing up amidst the splendor of Manhattan town houses and summers on Martha's Vineyard, they've all learned the hard way that money can buy everything'except happiness. Marked by a summer tragedy they've all tried to forget, each woman has struggled to find her own way to cope with the secrets of her past. Now Mary Beth is a pillar of the New York social scene, buying designer clothing and priceless jewels that even she cannot afford. Nikki searches for peace on the Vineyard, pouring her inheritance into endless charity work. And Gabrielle hoards her money in a Swiss bank account, safe from the husband who knows nothing of her wealth. But when their trusted executor disappears with their money, the cousins come together once again to find him. For each woman, regaining her fortune has a different meaning'and will come at a different price. And in the end they'll learn that no one's secrets can stay hidden forever'not even the truth of what really happened that terrible day so many summers ago ... From the Paperback edition
Voices from the waterways by Jean Stone( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The summer house by Jean Stone( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young girl, Liz Adams always knew that her father, Boston power broker Will Adams, had big plans--dreams and schemes that would bring Liz's older brother all the way to the White House. When fate deals the family a tragic blow, Will is forced to change his picture-perfect plans and place the family's political future squarely on Liz's shoulders
Tales of the old gardeners by Jean Stone( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text provides memories from men like Jack Lilly, who for over sixty years has tendered the National Trust gardens at Trelissick in Cornwall; Tom Long, nurseryman for the world-famous Hillier Nurseries in Hampshire for over fourty-years; and perhaps the oldest gardener of all, One hundred and five year old George Cook from Sussex. The book also provides a collection of stories, sayings and anecdotes largely gleaned from the archives of old gardening books and catalogues
Dare to dream by Tim Daggett( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birthday girls by Jean Stone( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this poignant, exhilarating novel, three enormously successful career women face their regrets, rewrite their wrongs, and take one last shot at a happy birthday. Abigail is a star, a Martha Stewart type with a weekly TV show and millions of loyal fans. Maddie is a brilliant photographer who shoots for a hip magazine. And Kris is a bestselling author whose taut thrillers fly off the shelves. As girls, they celebrated birthdays together, sharing laughter and tears and hopes for the future. Then they lost touch. Now, on the brink of turning fifty, Abigail reaches out to reconnect. Once again, Abigail, Maddie, and Kris will spend time together to toast their birthdays. But this year, they're all too aware of the childhood dreams that never came true. One of them carries a dark, tormenting secret; another is obsessed with the man she loved and lost; a third will give anything to start over. Haunted by the passage of time, all three will go to any length to make sure their wishes come true. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Mistletoe and Magic, Claimed, and After the Kiss
La lettere di Michelangelo Buonarroti by Michelangelo Buonarroti( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in Italian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mini-uitgave met een keuze uit Künstlerbriefe der Renaissance / ausgew. auf Grund des Werkes von Ernst Gühl ; mit Einf. und einer Einl. von Wilhelm Mießner. Berlin : Meyer & Jessen, 1913
Places by the sea by Jean Stone( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glamorous newswoman with successful TV show has 2 beautiful children and fiance who is also her co-host. She must choose between her bright future and her past which she wants to forget
Ivy secrets by Jean Stone( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Stone's dramatic, suspenseful novel weaves together the lives of three young women with a closely guarded secret that puts a teenage girl in jeopardy. They met at a prestigious women's college in New England; three women from different backgrounds: Charlie, the poor girl from the wrong side of town; Tess, the gifted artist seeking love and acceptance; and Marina, a European princess craving an ordinary life. They were best friends and soul mates, and together they swore to keep a shocking secret. Now, fifteen years later, the past has come back to shatter their worlds and rekindle long forgotten dreams. Charlie's teenage daughter has been kidnapped'but not for the ransom that her wealthy husband can pay. The truth reunites the roommates and forces them to confront the girls they were and the women they have become. Only now do they understand that true strength lies in their faith in one another and their willingness to expose the scandal, lies, and desperate acts born of sacrifice. And only the truth behind their ivy secrets can set them free. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Rose of Blacksword, Spellbound, and Tender, Loving Cure
Sins of innocence by Jean Stone( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jess has led a charmed life, but now that her beautiful teenage daughter is pregnant, all she can think of is the baby she gave away. Susan lost one child years ago, and now, as a divorced college professor, she's terrified of losing another. P.J. overcame an unwanted pregnancy to become a high-powered art director, but her whirlwind life is halted by an unsettling discovery. Ginny makes an unlikely Hollywood wife, but men, money, and four marriages can't erase the horrors of her past--or satisfy her need for love. Twenty-five years ago, they met in a home for unwed mothers. At the time, all they had to hold on to was one another. Now Jess, Susan, P.J., and Ginny must find the courage to face the past: The date is set for a reunion with the children they have never known. And no matter what happens, their lives will never be the same
First loves by Jean Stone( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this moving novel about the power of second chances, Jean Stone proves that it's never too late to go after the one that got away. For every woman, there is a first love. And for Meg, Zoe, and Alissa, that love has never been forgotten. Now these three friends have made a pact. In the next six months, they vow to reconnect with the men who touched their lives so long ago. Meg is blessed with success, yet lives a life without love, haunted by the only man she's ever wanted, a man who's still irresistible ... and seemingly out of reach. Zoe is a once-prominent film star, desperate for a comeback and scared to discover what has become of her hometown sweetheart'the one person who means more to her than fame. Alissa, the darling of Atlanta society, seems to have it all. Then, in one shocking moment, she finds that her life is a sham and that she left the only man who ever really loved her. Now these women will risk everything'their families, their reputations, and their hearts'to take a chance on the alluring magic of first love. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Notorious Lady Anne, Along Came Trouble, and Strictly Business
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityDrake, Abby

Stouna, Džīna 1948-

ストーン, ジーン

Languages
English (129)

French (20)

Spanish (13)

Italian (7)

Russian (5)

Czech (4)

Chinese (2)

Covers
Once upon a brideFour steps to the altarTwice upon a weddingBeach rosesOff seasonTides of the heartTrust fund babiesVoices from the waterways