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Emma's Home

(Fairfield #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  939 ratings  ·  168 reviews
Emma Dodd has always taken care of everyone. She raised her niece when they were orphaned and she cares for the students that she works with. Deciding to move to Fairfield where her niece now lives, she was hoping to finally find a place to call home.

Jake Campbell, was gorgeous enough to catch any woman’s eye, but he had a hard time finding the right one for him. A Fairfi
ebook, 307 pages
Published March 25th 2014 (first published March 22nd 2014)
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Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to read this series for a long time and now that I finished the first book, I can say that it's a good start for the series. I loved how the MC and secondary characters were really close and were always there for each other.

The story was about Jake, 33 and Emma, 31.

Emma's mom and older sister were killed in a car accident when she was 18. She was left with her sister's daughter, her 12 year old niece, Laurie. She was granted guardianship of Laurie. She left college and moved back home t
May 10, 2016 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 35%

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The BookChick
I enjoyed and still enjoy reading Harlequin romance books. The stories are usually very sweet and, 10 times out of 10, end in a happily ever after for the characters. Well, Emma's Home reminded me of traditional HQN story. It contained all the familiar trappings with characters that endeared you to them in the most unique manner.

Emma Dodd was sweet and selfless, and absolutely the type of woman you'd want to know in real life. She seemingly gave up everything in her life to become a full-time c
Denise Van plew
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It is so exciting I think to be able to read a novel from a debut author and on top of that it is a beginning of a series which I so enjoy. It is triple rewarding when you are finished (which was accomplished in a day) left well sated for a minute mind you because you know must read the next one in this series. Emma was such a wonderful character that this author has breathed to life that starts you on a wonderful journey. Being a single parent myself could connect with her on sacrifices she mad ...more
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive this book from Maryann Jordan before it was published and for this being a new author she did an amazing job. Just knowing this the beginning of a series makes it so much better. I really enjoyed how she used so many emotions through out the book. I giggled and cried. I fell in love with all the characters. This story is about family, love, and finding your home. Emma took in her niece when she was only 18. She not only took care of her but she also did what she had ...more
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***I was lucky enough to beta read Emma's Home from Author Maryann Jordan.***

This is the debut novel from Maryann. And can I saw what an amazing job she has done with Emma's home. We got romance, drama mystery. I absolutely devoured this book. I couldn't get enough. I LOVED every moment of this book.

Emma becomes like a surrogate parent for her niece when her sister and mom are killed in a car accident. Emma is now a high school counselor.
Emma is a loving women who has devoted her life to raisi
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Emma's Home. It's Maryann Jordan's debut novel and she really did hit it out of the park with this one. It has romance and suspense. Emma hasn't had easy life. She has ended up raising her niece (Laurie) who isn't much younger than her. Emma moves to be closer to Laurie. She meets Jake who is a friend of Laurie's boyfriend. It's funny because at first Jake expects Emma to be old because she is Laurie's Aunt. Jake and Emma have instant chemistry. Jake is taking care of his sick mo ...more
Myckel Anne
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh where to start! Have you ever put your life on the back burner for the people you love because it was the right thing to do? That's exactly where we find Emma and Jake. They are two people that have sacrifice so much however have no regrets. Still there is a hole waiting to be filled by the right person. This first novel by Maryann Jordan is so refreshing. It combines a passionate love story with a little mystery mixed in! Both of these combined makes for a story you cannot put down! I highly ...more
Maryann Jordan
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I loved writing this story and as I have watched the reviews roll in, I have to pinch myself to realize that others love the characters as well. Emma is a strong woman, smart, funny, and has a huge capacity to love others. Jake is an alpha male, with a heart of gold. From their disaster of a first meeting to falling in love, with their friends by their sides, Jake and Emma will take you on a journey. I hope you enjoy their journey as much I did writing it.
Jennifer Alumbaugh
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely LOVED this book! I had the honor to read Emma's Home, and I was blown away! This is a very down to earth and realistic story that will touch your heart. Not only is it steamy sexy but the challenges that Emma faces would be completely overwhelming to others. If you are looking for a book that has a very strong female lead, this is the book!!
Estelle Martinez
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to have gotten and ARC from Author Maryann Jordan.

Maryann has done an amazing job with Emma's home. Not only did she give us our love story but she gave us drama suspense and a little mystery. I loved the story from the first chapter.

We have Emma who is high school counselor. After tragedy while she's away at college she is forced to change her plans for her future. Now don't misunderstand not all changes are bad in this case it shaped who she is. A loving women who would do a
May 12, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, reviewed
It must be nice to live in la-la land that's full of rainbows and unicorns. Where the men are all gorgeous with sexy, ripped bods, and where the women are all perfect, so beautiful they capture the attention of every man wherever they go, yet so humble they are blissfully ignorant of their beauty and the attraction they garner. They all love each other with lots of hugs and kisses thrown around as they all celebrate the holidays, dinners, drinks, parties and barbeques with each other. Give me a ...more
Loved This story- it was a great Summer holiday read & although I hadn't read the others in the series, this read really well as a standalone.

Emma moves to Fairfield to be closer to her niece, Laurie, who is only 6 years younger than her. Emma stepped in at the age of eighteen to be Laurie' s guardian following a car crash that killed their family.

Emma meets the gorgeous, quiet, loyal detective Jake. He is such a lovely hero and these two fall hard for each other. Emma is used to being fie
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was one amazing book! Maryann Jordan's debut novel is full of everything. Strong Alpha males. Stronger women. Great relationships. Love. Mystery. And sexiness. What else could you ask for?

Emma Dodd's eighteen year old life changes when her mother and sister die in a car accident, leaving her to care for her sister's young daughter, Laurie.

Years later, Emma moves to Fairfield, where Laurie now resides. In comes Jake Campbell. Police Detective and hawt goodness defined! The moment they meet
Jasmine Cardi
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I started this book with no expectations. I had no idea what it was about. Just what I could gather from the title, Emma's Home. I knew it was a romance. HOLY MOLY! Can I have Jake?! Let me not get ahead of myself. Let's see if I can share a tiny bit about the story without spoilers. Emma has had a rough set of cards dealt to her at a very young age. She accepts responsibility and matures very fast. Now at the age of 31 she is able to breathe and relax a bit. Moving to a new town to be close to ...more
Small Town Romance Done Right It's hard to believe that this is Maryann Jordan's debut novel. I loved the small town romance between Emma and Jake.  Emma has been raising her niece since she was 12 and Emma was 18.  Emma doesn't regret anything she's done to keep the only family she has together.  Now that Laurie is 25 and she is 31, Emma finally finds time to devote herself to having a relationship.  This is where Jake comes in.  He is all Alpha and for once in her life, Emma has someone to tak ...more
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When the Author gave me the opportunity to read her book for an honest review I really did not know what to expect. All I got to say is I LOVED EVERY SINGLE PAGE...

It is a great debut novel and is a realistic story that truly touches your heart. The thing that made me love this book was how the story made me laugh, cry and smile, The way Maryann wrote the book it gets you hooked and makes you feel every emotion of the characters... Not only does it have romance it has a bit of mystery that will
Lost in Romance Books
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Maryann Jordan's debut novel tells the story of Emma and Jake, their families and group of friends in the fictional town of Fairfield. The author lets us know that there will others in the series, but each will be a standalone novel with its own HEA.
Emma and Jake, both independent, used to taking care of everyone in their lives discover what it is to fall in love and have someone else want to take care of you. Emma is a strong female character; Jake is an alpha male with a heart. Throw in some f
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safe-for-me, series
Probably a 3.5. I do not understand why this book was placed first when it is really last in the timeline of the series. I wish I had read it last. It was by far the best of the series though. Jake was a sweet hero. Protective, alpha, a good man and not a whore. I enjoyed that Emma was a happy person, sweet to him. It was a nice story. It was a bit too much telling vs. showing but it was still enjoyable. A safe read that I recommend.
Sherri G
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This one has it all!

Romance, passion, family, love, and intrigue. Emma moves to Fairfield to be close to her niece, and finds not only a new home but a new love. She's determined to live her own life though, much to the chagrin of Jake, who wants to do nothing more than protect her. For Emma has stumbled onto a mystery...a mystery that will keep you guessing until the end! Great debut novel by Maryann Jordan. I look forward to the next book in the series.
It was okay. I stopped about midway through because I got bored. Finally picked it back up. The last half was a little better. I had the bad guys figured out pretty quickly. I liked Jake a lot. Emma had a few TSTL moments but otherwise was a saint...always helping others out and raised her niece...a little too perfect. Loved the epilogue and the sex scenes were hot.
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
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Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of being a beta reader for Maryann Jordan's debut novel called Emma's Home. This book was truly great, especially for a debut novel. Mrs. Jordan has an amazing gift. Her writing sucks you in and I could NOT stop reading this book. She had me hooked from the beginning, which is an important thing for me. I need to be almost immediately drawn in.

Emma is a strong, beautiful woman. Jake is this strong, beautiful man. They are two different people with two different types of stre
Sandra Love
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Okay I now have a new favorite author!! This book was AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!! I started this book last night and I could NOT put it down. The writing was done perfect down to the last period. This book had me laughing and crying. It was so sweet and Did I mentions this is a DEBUT book. WOW so good.

Emma is a strong character who went through a life changing even in the first chapter. She had to take care of her niece when she was young her self. Then steps in Jake and boy does the story get m
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was really lucky and got an advanced copy from MaryAnn. I truly LOVED this book. The story of Emma and Jake was super sexy and heart warming. Loved Jake's protectiveness. Loved Emma's independence. And the other characters were awesome as well and can't wait to catch up on them. Ladies, if you wear panties, leave 'em off, Jake will just melt them right off!!
Danielle Petersen
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved Emma's Home! Maryann you did an amazing job! The characters are everyday people who have ordinary lives. You made this book relateable. This book is a must read for anyone who loves characters who are like us. Can't wait to read more from this rising star author!
A.D. Ellis
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hot alpha male, Jake, along with some mysterious happenings. What's not to love?!
Great story!

Recommend if you like your alpha's super sweet yet very sexy and looking for a low angst romance read.
Angie's Reading Dungeon
This was a gift from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This was an awesome debut novel by Maryann Jordan. The story centers around Emma and after a tragic accident she raises her niece Laurie. She dropped everything at the age of 18 to look after Laurie who was 12 at the time, Emma did what she needed to and became a strong independent woman.

Laurie graduates college and moves to the town of Fairfield, and she asks Emma to move there to be closer as there they all they have. She more th
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As an Award Winning and International Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo Best Selling Author, I have always been an avid reader. I joke that I "cut my romance teeth" on the old historical romance books. I’ve written as a hobby for over 30 years. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma's Home was created.

My first novel, Emma's Home b

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Life can change in the blink of an eye. What we know, what we love -- it can all change.
Our comfort, our security, our home -- it can all be taken away.
One phone call can change everything. One phone call can take a well-ordered plan and leave us without a compass.
That's all it takes -- one phone call. And then we are left to begin again, start over, find a new home.
In the blink of an eye.
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