WorldCat Identities

Stone, Jean

Works: 21 works in 144 publications in 8 languages and 4,061 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3537.T669, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jean Stone
Three times a charm by Jean Stone( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 503 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 472 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
Twice upon a wedding by Jean Stone( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four best friends, one risky business, and a chance to say I̥ do ̲one more time. . . With their fledgling business Second Chances facing its first big break, four best friends turned wedding consultants face second chancesa︣nd challengeso︣f their own
Four steps to the altar by Jean Stone( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 451 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
Beach roses by Jean Stone( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and French and held by 360 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 )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 281 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 )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 233 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 219 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
The summer house by Jean Stone( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 158 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
Dare to dream by Tim Daggett( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birthday girls by Jean Stone( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 72 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
Places by the sea by Jean Stone( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 58 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 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reunited by a shocking kidnapping, three graduates from a prestigious New England women's college--one of them the heiress to the throne of a Eastern European country--share the romantic secrets of their past
First loves by Jean Stone( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 34 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
Sins of innocence by Jean Stone( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 33 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
Vineyard magic by Jean Stone( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once fabulously wealthy Libby and Walter have now lost it all: the co-op, the trust fund, the house in Belize, and maybe even their retreat on Martha's Vineyard where Libby has gone into seclusion. Enter Libby air-kissing, society friends go to the island to offer support. The women discover that Libby is beset with amnesia, her husband is missing, and a dead body has turned up in the phlox
The origin : a biographical novel of Charles Darwin by Irving Stone( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 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
Des vagues au coeur by Jean Stone( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une fillette, qu'elle a confiée en adoption trente ans plutôt et qu'elle croyait morte, revient dans la vie d'une femme. 1999
A bigamist in the bunch : Orville Wilbur and Nettie Drake : how their 19th century secret affected one of New England's oldest families by Jean Stone( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing, an interview with Irving Stone( Visual )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In an informal interview at his home-studio, Irving Stone traces his writing career, reveals his motivations and methodology, and offers tips to novice writers. Stone and his wife, Jean, also discuss several of his biographical novels, including The Agony and the ecstasy, Lust for life, Clarence Darrow for the defense, and The President's lady
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Three times a charm
Alternative Names

controlled identityDrake, Abby

Stouna, Džīna 1948-

ストーン, ジーン

Once upon a brideTwice upon a weddingFour steps to the altarBeach rosesOff seasonTides of the heartTrust fund babiesThe summer house