Book 1 - Liberty's Inheritance
Raised in elegance, sent to the best boarding schools money could buy, Liberty Bouvier returns from Switzerland to find herself a bargaining chip. Married off to a complete stranger, she is released from her commitment by his untimely death. With the help of her lawyer, Elijah Humphries, Libby tries to flee from her past seeking to build a new life away from Boston.
Meanwhile, there are questions to be answered. Elijah Humphries joins forces with Chief Inspector George Baxter to find Bouvier’s murderer. A hidden secret is discovered which could change Liberty’s life...forever.
Set in the 1880’s, Liberty’s Inheritance, is the first in the series, A Woman of Entitlement. Join author Mary Ann Kerr in her tale of deceit, murder, love, grace, and—ultimately—freedom.
Book 2 - Liberty's Land
A guest at Matthew Bannister's rancho in Napa, California, Liberty finds herself owning a company being used as a cover for white female slavery. Detective Cabot Jones, from Boston, is undercover in that company... Sitting in a warehouse on the docks of San Francisco, girls have been kidnapped as part of the slave ring. Who's in control of it?
Set in the 1880's Detective Cabot Jones, Elijah Humphries, and Chief Inspector George Baxter must find everyone involved. And...what about Matthew Bannister...how does he fit into Liberty's life? Second in the series, A Woman of Entitlement, Liberty's Land is a book of love, grace, deception, and murder...a book to read, savor, and reread!
Book 3 - Liberty's Heritage
Liberty and her twin are separated at birth. Violet, their mother, fearing for the life of the boy gives the newborn infant to the doctor who just delivered them. In an effort to save, much is lost. The two children are raised with no knowledge of the other. Meanwhile, a murder is committed in Boston and George Baxter, as a young detective, is put on the case. The story spins its way through the years as characters bring to life a tale of a relationship between siblings that should never have been severed.
Strange things are happening around Caitlin McCaully’s ranch in Sonoma, California, where she finds her life is in danger. Caitlin hires a man without a memory to help, hoping that he will be a source of protection. Can the man she barely knows, and who doesn’t know himself, find out who wants her dead and why? The threat on Caitlin’s life becomes more real and she flees, not knowing whom she can trust. Fire, Caitlin’s beautiful roan stallion and trusted companion, carries her to a secluded mission in San Rafael. Meanwhile, the mysteries at the ranch begin to unfold and the truth comes to light.
The year is 1875. Tory Brighton, an eleven year old girl knows the woman her father is marrying is evil. Having murdered her first husband, Mabel Vickers, a young widow, has caught a wealthy banker, Manning Brighton, in her web. George Baxter, a young detective, knows of Mabel’s perfidy but has no means to prove it. Baxter can only warn Brighton, before he sets sail on his honeymoon, to watch his back. As the honeymoon progresses, so does the nightmare Manning has married. Tory’s Father is an intriguing tale that will take readers on a gripping adventure from Boston to Europe, where Mabel may strike again.
Eden Chandler’s parents have been murdered! Devastated, Eden finds her father has willed half the estate to an unknown stranger. Did Adam Brown blackmail her father? Was he involved, somehow, in their demise? Why didn't her father let Eden know what he’d done? Determined to view Adam as her enemy, Eden is caught off guard by his kindness and tact. Distracted by Napa’s newest female resident, Sheriff Buck Rawlins, who has a record for finding his man, wonders how he can solve the mystery with no evidence left at the scene. The year is 1886 and with half her portion gone and clues to her parents’ murders nonexistent, Eden thinks she knows who the killer is.
With the death of her mother and brother, Cadence Cassidy decides to run away from a drunken father who has beaten her for the last time. When fever struck, Cady’s mother had shorn her hair short as a boy’s, giving her the idea to don her brother’s clothes and strike out on her own. The contents of a satchel kicked under her bed are a mystery, but she unwittingly takes it…not realizing until it is too late, her father will hunt her down to find it. Born in abject poverty, Cadence, at seventeen, believes no God exists and if He does, He certainly doesn’t like her. Cady’s journey leads to a legacy beyond her wildest dreams.
Anne's Wedding Bargain
Anne Tarkington has just begun to settle into her position as headmistress of the San Rafael School of Primary Learning. With much to do to get the school ready, marriage is the last thing on her mind. James Mobrey, a new resident of Napa, California feels led to adopt two children from the school, but Anne has lost her heart to them. Meanwhile, Liberty Bannister, James’ neighbor, shoot a robber and ends up being hunted down by his accomplice. Romance, intrigue, and a murder to solve makes this a must read for Liberty’s fans.
Life is beautiful for Margaret Regan o'Neill, until she celebrates her twelfth birthday. Born in 1864 in Ireland. Margaret, better known as Maggie, immigrates with her family to the United States. Life takes a dramatic turn through several events, especially when she witnesses a murder. Fighting for her place in a world that is hard, she lands a job with Madam Liberty Bouvier whose husband orchestrated the murder she witnessed. Will he recognize her? Maggie discovers something that changes her life, forever.
Starting a new life with her husband in Napa, California, Raphaela Reese finds tragedy her new companion. With no money, she finds herself at the mercy of strangers. Jackson Diebel, living in Boston, experiences disaster and decides to move west to put the past behind him. The two are caught up in a web of murder and deceit, with Raphaela as the target. Set in 1882, Kerr weaves a story of catastrophe into one of healing, relationships, and redemption. Raphaela’s Reprieve is another page-turner you won’t want to miss.
Elida’s Unveiling is the story of a young woman’s search for truth. The year is 1887, and a double murder has the people of Salvador, California, on edge. Elida Richardson is found unconscious with the gun in her hand. Owen Cooper has been murdered. Why would anyone accuse her of killing one of her best friends? Because of subsequent events, she comes to doubt the foundation of truth in her life. How could a God of love and mercy allow such evilness?