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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Martha Jean Powers  

Pen Name: Jean Paxton


Audience: Adult;

Born: Cleveland, Ohio

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Illinois Connection

After college and traveling through Europe, Martha moved to Chicago and lived and worked here until 2000 when she relocated to Vero Beach, Florida.

Biographical and Professional Information

Martha currently resides in Vero Beach, Florida. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Case Western Reserve University. While in Chicago she worked at various advertising agencies. Initially, Martha wrote romance books and then she tried her hand at writing thrillers.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Proxy bride /
ISBN: 0449212939. OCLC Number:

Fawcett Crest :. New York :. 1987.

Gazebo rendezvous /
ISBN: 0449213919. OCLC Number:

Fawcett Crest :. New York :. 1988.

Divided loyalty /
ISBN: 0446349151. OCLC Number:

Warner,. New York :. ©1988.

The gray fox wagers /
ISBN: 0449214656. OCLC Number:

Fawcett Crest,. New York :. 1988.

The perfect fiancée /
ISBN: 044921639X. OCLC Number:

Fawcett Crest :. New York :. 1989.

Sunflower :
ISBN: 0671039350. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. New York :. 2000.

Bleeding heart /
ISBN: 0743422937. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. New York :. [2001]

Conspiracy of silence :
ISBN: 193351518X. OCLC Number:

Oceanview Pub.,. Ipswich, Mass. :. ©2008.

After learning that she was adopted and there is no record of her existence, Chicago journalist Clare Prentice searches for her origins in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, where she is shocked to discover that her birth mother, Lily Gunderson, was murdered.



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