Rachel Laine (Women of Merryton, Book 3)


Return to Merryton and Join Rachel and Drew

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.

Rachel Whitney’s life changed forever when Drew, the son of her twin sister, Sydney, was placed in her arms—and there he stayed. At twenty-two, she had no idea what she was doing, but in that moment, she knew that raising Drew was what she was meant to do with her life.

Fiercely independent, Rachel makes her own way managing her family’s insurance agency. Decidedly against introducing any men into her life, or Drew’s, she protects her heart against all romantic entanglements. But what she didn’t count on was a letter from her sister that leads a famous secret to her door eight years after her sister’s death. A secret with the same eyes as her son’s.

Desperate not to get the courts involved, Rachel allows Drew’s previously unknown father, Andrew Turner, into their lives, and to her surprise, little by little into her heart. But for Rachel, taking that step could open her family to a firestorm of media attention that not even Merryton can protect them from. Is love worth the risk? Or will Andrew’s fame and ambition ruin their chances?



Praise for Rachel Laine

“Jennifer Peel certainly knows how to pen a mighty fine romance! I will be reading Rachel Laine again and again, as well as seeking out the other books in The Women of Merryton series, as it is rare to find complex romance tales which are well written.”  – Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews

“This Book- LOVE! The thing about Jennifer Peel is that she knows how to write characters that you feel like you know. By the end of the book I feel like those characters are mine. I know them, I love them. I have been there every step of their journey and it feels like it’s been my journey too.” – Aimee from Getting Your Read On

“I love Merryton! Rachel Laine is definitely my favorite book in the series so far! – Kathy Jo from KJ’s Book Nook

“I have loved all the Women of Merryton books that Jennifer Peel has written. Each has been incredible, but there was extra chemistry or magic mojo that made me really connect with Rachel and Andrew in this newest story.” – Charissa from Joy in the Moments

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.




Clean romance with some mature jokes.