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I am published with Crooked Cat Books as well as self-published.  My books tackle realistic, difficult life troubles, but promise a happy ending!

Why do we read romance?  For the happily ever after, of course.

Meet Jess

Jess B. Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.

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  • Author 95% 95%
  • crazy cat lady 100% 100%
  • Dark chocolate 40% 40%
  • homeschool mom 80% 80%
  • song lyrics 65% 65%
  • reader 100% 100%

about Jess' books

All of Jess’ currently published books are set in the fictional town of Fox River, North Carolina.  A beautiful town in the Blue Ridge Mountains with an active community and too much gossip.  You can expect to find weekly bluegrass jams, the annual Slip ‘N Slide festival every July, and the new Polar Cone Fest in February.  Come for a visit and you’ll never want to leave!

on the blog

Romance Review: Meghan Quinn Baseball

I've been reading Meghan Quinn's baseball romance books. There are currently 5, with the next one out in 10 Sept 2020! These are interconnected stand alones, not a series. BUT I can't read books like this without doing it in chronological order! Haha. I asked Meghan,...

The Worth of a Penny

Of all my books, then one I was most nervous to write and release was The Worth of a Penny. I introduced the character Dominic MacKenna is my first book - The Guilt of a Sparrow - and had fun writing his funny, flirty personality.  He was always meant to be Maggie's...

The Ripped Bodice

I had the opportunity to visit The Ripped Bodice while traveling near Los Angeles, and it was a dream come true!  Of course I follow the store online, and love what they’re doing, but living on the east coast, I didn’t have much chance to visit in person.  Then I was...

The Guilt of a Sparrow

Magnolia Porter has spent the entirety of her twenty-four years satisfying her mother’s guilt. She was the good girl to her trouble making brother, Lucian – the one left behind to hold her mother together after he died. She is an invisible girl in a small town carrying the burden of her family’s loss and pain. Maggie was nobody trying desperately to be somebody.

Fierce Grace

Annabelle Dare is in a good place. She landed a sweet job, teaching at the quaint Fox River Elementary School. She has everything she needs: teaching music and sharing an apartment with her best friend. A simple life, she’s convinced, is all she needs.

The Worth of a Penny

Sweetheart Penelope Davies is what her daddy calls gullible, right after he told her she was stupid and worthless. With her cheek red from being slapped by him, and her heart trampled by a worthless boyfriend, she packs up and follows her half-brother to Fox River, North Carolina, in need of a fresh start.

Saving Grace

Lola Donovan is drowning in shame and has pushed away every person in her life. She learned the hard way she can’t trust anyone – even herself. 

Brandt Grace is trouble no matter what he says or does. He’s always getting in his own way, and trying to prove he can do better and be better, only to fall on his face. 

The Chapel

Mallory Johansen has nearly given up on thinking she’ll get her act together – the one where she plays the part of an adult – by the time she hits thirty. As it is she’s desperate and depressed. Her only friend is leaving town, she’s paired to work with a man who can’t stand her, and she finds herself homeless. Definitely hasn’t mastered being a grown-up yet.

The Heart of a Peach

Olivia Hamilton can do no wrong. Or at least that’s what the community of Fox River, North Carolina thinks of the odd but sweet young lady. She’s hiding a past she’d rather forget, engaged to the town’s most eligible bachelor, and longing for someone to see past the mask she wears. Olivia wants to find herself, forgive herself, and fall in love with someone who sees and embraces her flaws.

Reading this book felt like I was slipping into a beautiful dream. The writing completely captivated me, transporting me into the small town setting with characters who quickly felt like my friends. I read it in two sittings – the second one taking me into the early hours of the morning as I just couldn’t put this one down. Highly recommended.

Five Star Review

The Guilt of a Sparrow

Jess B Moore cleverly draws the reader into the story of Annabelle and Asher. The small town with weekly bluegrass jams is a place I’d love to live. Steamy without the X rating, the relationship encounters more realistic hurdles than many modern romances and touches on real issues. The support characters are also well developed. A great read! 

Five Star Review

Fierce Grace

I adored these quirky, irresistible, and complex characters. Ms. Moore certainly has a knack for casting her tales with uniquely compelling and slighted dented yet highly endearing individuals. Penny and Dominic were both adorable, highly appealing, and gentle souls who were well worth knowing. I cannot wait to see what Ms. Moore conjures next for Fox River.

Five Star Review

The Worth of a Penny

This is a story about forgiveness, especially forgiving yourself. It deals with new beginnings when you finally let go of your past. Some of the issues touched upon include alcoholism, domestic abuse and sexual assault, but not in any graphic ways. This is a romance, but it is more than that. It shows how two people who love each other can heal one another by accepting mistakes and moving on. 

Five Star Review

Saving Grace

It was quite an emotional read in places and the author left me wanting to give the main characters Mallie and Otis big hugs at times, they were so well developed and believable – I was really invested in their story! I loved reading how their relationships developed, the story has drama, romance and ultimately their determination to succeed.  A lovely story, well written with some fabulous characters – highly recommended!!

Five Star Review

The Chapel

As is her style, Ms. Moore’s engaging arrangements of words were easy to follow yet told an unusually insightful, perceptive, and profoundly observant story with real-world issues, all the feels, and recognizable yet uniquely conflicted characters. She deftly slipped in updates and threads of the previously featured characters in this delightfully ongoing series while maintaining a strong standalone storyline in the current installment.

Five Star Review

The Heart of a Peach

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Small town, swoon worthy romance

I write about love, hope, and happiness within the messiness of life.  I promise only happy endings!