I am blessed beyond measure. I thank God for His love and watchful care over me. What a comfort to have a compassionate Father Who knows our need before we do. Gracious Father, I praise You this morning for your precious gift. Thank You!
Maggie's Redemption is now available. My graphic designer hasn't added the book to this site's profile, yet, but it will be on it soon.
Book ten, not named yet, will be out this fall, and I'm writing number eleven. It's a journey I never thought to take, but I'm enjoying it!
May God's blessing rest on you head, this day! mak
Maggie's Redemption is now on Amazon, and I'll have them April 2nd...so excited to have book 9 out. It's a story about Maggie's life, a different and emotional read! :) mak
Mary, I only have 55 pages left to read in "Eden's Portion"!!!! And I don't want to be finished with it. I LOVE your style of writing, and will be ready for #7 very soon.
Now if you could just figure out a way to give me the definition of a word when I highlight it, that would be perfect....lol
I read so much on my tablet, and having definitions of words is something I got used to. Still, I do love holding a REAL book in my hand.
Love you, friend.....and thank you, Lord, for giving Mary her gift of writing!!!
Just a note to let you know that Maggie's Redemption is being edited. I went back to Maggie, Liberty's maid turned friend, in Liberty's Inheritance and Liberty's Land and did a book on her life. My editor wrote to me, saying, "A very different story! Highly dramatic and gripping."
Kind words, but it is a good read. Hoping to have it out by spring...be watching for it!
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Blessings to you!
It was one of the best - it seems you are getting better and better. Liberty is still the Matriarch of your series. I'm amazed how you have made the characters come alive. You kept me in suspense until the last page. I loved Thad, Ginger and Chloe. Keep up the great stories.. Love, Jo Ann. from CA
Hello Mary Ann: Remember, before you read this, that you asked for my comments ---
1st, I have not read it yet as I was finishing up reading the book, Endurance, by Scott Kelly -- the astronaut who spent a year in space. Very interesting.
So, Jo Ann started reading your book -- on Friday and here it is Monday and she just finished it. (She has had a cold and lots of naps to help get over that.) Meanwhile, she has not cooked any meals for me and I am starving! All she has done is read your book. It's like I am not even here. Horrible. I am so hungry. So, I already have a bias when I start reading your book. 😇
Jo Ann really liked the book! She basically could not put it down, not even to cook dinner for me.
--Bill from Palo Alto, CA
I loved, loved, loved "Tory's Father".
I kept reading faster and faster to find out how it ended. But now, I'm sad because it ended!!!
Just wanted you to know how wonderful it is...and what a wonderful author you are. I know God is smiling at you!
Cathy (from Yakima, WA)
PS....I'm ready for the next one!!!
Anne's Wedding Bargain is on its way! I do more writing than marketing! My 9th book, Maggie's Redemption will be out this spring, and I'm a quarter of the way through my 10th book...no name yet. Thank you all for your patience! I am working on my blogging skills and hope to do better. May this day you feel wrapped in the arms of a Savior Who loves you and sacrificed all that you may have life!
Wow...I am so bad about blogging...I really need to improve! Here's an update on what's been happening!
Cady's Legacy is published...my 7th book. I can scarcely believe I've written the 8th, which will be called, The Wedding Bargain, unless I change it to fit the format of the others...i.e. Anne's Wedding Bargain or maybe just Anne's Bargain. I am nearly finished with book 9 which will be called Maggie's Redemption.
I went back to before Liberty hired Maggie...actually to Maggie's birth in Ireland. Readers will enjoy it, I'm sure. A few of the scenes are parallels of Liberty's Inheritance because some of Maggie's story is, of course, tied up with Liberty.
Blessings to all of you...mak
Christmas is nearly here. Amid all the bustle of getting ready for family, I'm sitting here contemplating the fact that I love God, but not nearly the way I should. I think about my failures and lack of good sense...comments I've made that would have been better unsaid. It is a truism that none of us love enough. As I think about this, I realize the greatest truth in the universe is not that I love God, but that He loves me. God's very nature is love. I do not work to get it...it is simply there. I do try to be a delight to Him...He who gave His son to this world that we might know more of who He is. He who created a path for us to enjoy fellowship. All that He is, is ours...He is love. My prayer this morning is that I can be love to those around me, that I can be a reflection of that perfect love that He is.
This morning I was reading from Jeremiah 31. I came to verse 14 and read from the second part of the verse: "'And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness,' declares the Lord." It brought to my mind how many times we yearn for the things of this earth...and nothing brings satisfaction. God has designed us to worship...we have an innate nature of wanting to worship, but we have replaced the worship of God the Creator, to things created or ideas contrary to God.
This day, I would ask you to keep God foremost in your thoughts. Meditate on Him day and night as His word tells us to do. The fulfillment of self comes from God...let us worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Hoping to get Cady's Legacy out within the month...be looking for it! :)
We were designed to fully function when we love God first, above all things. There are so many things clamoring for our attention, but our first allegiance is to God, and Him alone. Our self tries to break in and take over. I find that when I focus on God and stand at the cross and the sacrifices made for me, I am in awe of such love. I want to love God like that.
Hello to my readers! I've just begun book nine which will be named Maggie's Redemption. It goes back to Maggie's birth and travels to America. If you remember, Maggie was Liberty's maid turned friend in Liberty's Inheritance. Book seven is in the works and will be sent to editing quite soon. It's a really good read and will be out this fall...Watch for it!
I have been reading Eden's portion and this book grabs you as soon as you start reading. I love the characters and glad to see the old characters are in this book as well. It's like a mini series. Just love your books Mary Ann Kerr. I think I know who did the dirty deed and I think I know what is going to happen to Eden. Can't wait to see if I am right. Keep up the great work, and looking forward to the next book. I will be giving this book like the others a 5 star. A must read. God bless.
Catherine L. from Yakima, WA
Hello Mary Ann: I just finished reading Eden’s Portion and I will have to admit that I did not figure out the culprit beforehand. Interesting because I usually have a very good idea who did it. How did you do that? I must be slipping. Jo Ann is reading the book now.
And, as always you make me use Webster’s Dictionary – 7 times this book. I usually have a clue but the way you use the words I always look it up to make sure I have the correct meaning based on the complete sentence. Usually the words are not in my day-to-day vocabulary. Oh well, I enjoy them.
Fash = (page ??) pulchritudinous – (page 31) arrant boor – (page 153) quint – (page 156) bibelots – (page 190) minxish – (page 215) inimical – (page 225)
Thanks for writing. Keep it up.
All is well,
Bill (From Palo Alto, CA)
May 3 at 11:44am
Just finished Torys Father - what a gift you have. I didn't put the book down until I finished it! Wow!
Thanks brenda...I give God all the glory for the creativity! He is so good!
Finished Eden's Portion. Almost figured out "who done it" Great book and spelll binding
Mary F from Spokane, WA
Hi Mary Ann,
This is Lorie from the Escalon Golf Course. Just wanted you to know how very much I enjoyed your book! I couldn't put it down...absolutely loved it! Just ordered the next 2 in the series! It was such a blessing for Jonathan and I to meet you. Your joy for the Lord is contagious and has truly stayed with us. Can't wait to read the next books. I'm passing them along to my sisters. Thank you for sharing your love of the Lord and your wonderful book!
Love, Lorie from Escalon, CA