Mary J. Holmes





Mary J. Holmes


Born
in Brookfield Massachusetts, The United States
April 05, 1825

Died
January 01, 1907

Genre


Mary Jane Holmes (a.k.a. Mary J. Holmes) was a bestselling and prolific American author who wrote 39 popular novels, as well as short stories. Her first novel sold 250,000 copies; and she had total sales of 2 million books in her lifetime, second only to Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Mary Jane Holmes, nee Hawes (1825-1907) was an American author who wrote many popular novels. Holmes was born in Brookfield, Massachusetts. At age 13 she taught in a school. She married Daniel Holmes and they settled in Versailles, Kentucky. In 1854 she wrote her first novel, Tempest and Sunshine. The theme for most of her novels was domestic life. Other works include: The English Orphans; or, A Home in the New World (1855), 'Lena Rivers (1856), Homestead on the Hills
...more

Average rating: 3.74 · 857 ratings · 91 reviews · 67 distinct works · Similar authors
The English Orphans

3.72 avg rating — 248 ratings — published 1855 — 35 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Homestead on the Hillside

3.51 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1856 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The homestead on the Hillsi...

3.22 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1855 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lena Rivers

4.10 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1856 — 42 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tempest and Sunshine

4.07 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1854 — 22 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tracy Park

3.62 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cousin Maude

3.85 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1860 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dora Deane

by
3.75 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1858 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bessie's Fortune

4.26 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1885 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Maggie Miller

3.93 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1858 — 27 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Mary J. Holmes…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Catching up on Cl...: Marcelle's Women's Century Challenge 2017 8 41 Mar 17, 2017 06:51AM  
Gigi's Company: The Last Letter Game (Book Titles) 4035 847 Jun 20, 2017 02:10PM