Jessie Belle (Women of Merryton, Book 1)


Will the town grapevine tear them apart?

Nestled in the picturesque Rocky Mountains, lies the quaint town of Merryton, Colorado. You will never find finer people or better friends. But try keeping a secret in Merryton and you will soon find that the good townspeople are better than any private investigator or undercover journalist. The men and women of Merryton are like living barometers, and when a storm is brewing in the life of one of their own, they are sure to get to the bottom of it–and forecast it on the Merryton grapevine.

Jessica and Blake Summers know a thing or two about what it’s like to be the latest and greatest news on the vine. Their thirteen year marriage has had more than its fair share of heartache and loss. Then the past comes knocking, in the form of a teenage girl, a daughter Blake never knew existed. The news sets the Merryton grapevine on fire.

In the wake of this revelation and firestorm, Blake and Jessica are forced to reevaluate their own relationship and priorities, all while learning that raising a teenage girl is not for the faint of heart. But in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty, they discover that Madeline may just be what the doctor ordered to heal their broken hearts and mend their own tattered relationship.

Will they have the courage to look forward and find a greater love than they could ever imagine? Or will past hurts and the town grapevine tear them apart?



Praise for Jessie Belle

“Jessie Belle is a moving, captivating read. … a nearly flawless read.” – InD’tale Magazine
“Jennifer Peel writes with superb realism …. I’d highly recommend this novel to contemporary romance and women’s fiction fans.” –  K. C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite
 “Ultimately, it’s the writing itself that takes the prize, and I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone looking for a clean, enjoyable read.” – Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite

“Jennifer Peel does what so many authors attempt. She brings real life drama in such a way you experience it right along from the first page. This book will have even the most pragmatic believing in true love and second chances!” – Mylissa from Mylissa’s Reviews and Book Thoughts

“I’ve read every one of Jennifer Peel’s books and think she is one of the best clean romance writers of this decade. Bravo!” – Charissa from Joy in the Moments

“Jennifer Peel has a way of taking you into a story and weaving it in a way that makes it impossible to put down. Jessie Belle is a heartwarming tale of love lost and then found. I absolutely loved it!” – Becky Monson, Bestselling Author of the Spinster Series
“Jennifer Peel did another FANTABULOUS job of sucking me into yet another one of her books! I loved every minute of it! I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series!” – Kathy from KJ’s Book Nook


About The Author

About the Author

Jennifer Peel is the mother of three amazing kiddos. Wife to her one and only for the past twenty-one years. Lover of late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.




Some mature content between a husband and wife.