Titles by Mary Jane Russell

 

 

Mary Jane is a native Virginian—the sixth generation to be raised on the family farm. She recently retired from local government after thirty-one years of service during which she set a series of firsts—first female draftsman, staff engineer, project manager, and first female director of economic development.

Her lifelong love has been books and reading; her dream since a teenager to be a published writer. This made her second career an easy choice. She is encouraged by her Cardigan Corgi, Winnie, and ignored by her cats. She lives with her partner in Roanoke, Virginia and is discovering the joys of being an honorary grandmother.


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Sisters' Treasure
by Mary Jane Russell

Tracey Stephens thinks she has her life in order. She works at her passion as a museum curator. She plays with Ginny Daniels, a television reporter new to the intricacies of a small Southern town. For the most part, Tracey’s comfortable with her niche in a society based on ancestors and history. All’s well until Tracey’s great aunts resurrect a family legend best left unspoken—long missing Confederate treasure—that pits Tracey against Ginny.

Three generations of sisters are soon at odds over the family’s so-called legacy. Tracey’s discovery of the truth behind the legend leads her on an odyssey of Quaker tenets, Confederate gold and silver, the Underground Railroad, and the long-kept secret of a boondoggle that almost cost her father his life as a young man. Along the way, Tracey and Ginny learn that much in their lives is interconnected and most of it set in motion long before they were born. They find the true treasure of an old Southern family and each other.

ISBN: 9781935216353, ​ Mystery/Romance, February 2012


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Just A Little Romance
by Mary Jane Russell

Samantha Moyer is a confident, successful businesswoman stuck in midlife dating misadventures. Undeterred by her consistently bad choices in women, Sam searches for just a little romance in her life.

Abetting Sam are her best friends—Paul, whose relationship is with a closeted family man; Ava, who’s facing giving up her home and independence; and Haley, whose partner practices spousal abuse.

Follow Sam through the year spent finding the elusive right woman, as well as the true meaning of romance while helping her friends survive a violent death in their midst.

ISBN: 9781935216254, ​ Romance, February 2011


Murder In City Hall

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Murder In City Hall
by Mary Jane Russell

Molly Hamilton is a dedicated public servant. She consistently out-thinks the men she works for and with. As Molly’s department director, Jack Sampson is a boss from hell. Jack routinely abuses the tightly knit group of men and women who work behind the scenes in local government.

Christine Miller meets Molly by chance while struggling to find help in City Hall. As a police investigator, Chris finds Molly to be a person of interest personally and professionally after murder is committed in City Hall. Was Molly involved? Will Chris be able to save her new relationship with Molly by solving the crime? Or is Molly fated to be yet another victim of City Hall?

ISBN: 9781935216131, ​Mystery/Romance, March 2010


The Arcanum of Beth

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The Arcanum of Beth
by Mary Jane Russell

Beth Candler’s life is good. She finally realizes there is more to living than working all her waking hours as an accountant. She finds a new love, Louise Stephens, and moves into a home in the country. The death of Beth’s mother brings her brother and sister-in-law back into her life. Beth has it all, and her sister-in-law wants it. Lou is only too willing to oblige. When Beth dies in a tragic accident, her best friend Janet Evans takes charge.

ISBN: 9781935216018, ​Mystery, March 2009


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