Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Southern Legacy, 4-Bk Collection! Save almost $2.00 off the purchase of the books separately! 

Now the bestselling serial is under one title— SOUTHERN LEGACY!
Including Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and the dramatic conclusion, The Sun Rises!

Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon--here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country's most turbulent times--Southern Legacy Series.

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned--loyalty, honor, duty to one's country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until...their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman--Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomery cousins...until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

Monday, June 4, 2018

#HistFic at its best! Spies and traitors~Love and Betrayal!

“It's a dangerous game you set to play, Miss Corbett.”

Winds of Betrayal Series is Available Everywhere Now!

A rousing family saga for the fight for America's independence. Follow Hannah and Jonathan Corbett path to Freedom!
The winds of change brews over the colonies. Tension against the crown is mounting daily. In Williamsburg, the rebellion burns strong in the hearts of two siblings, Jonathan and Hannah Corbett. Spirited and headstrong, Hannah finds herself thrust in the middle of a conspiracy when her father receives a strange package from Philadelphia. Jonathan, a physician for the Continental Army, is torn between duty and family. With war looming on the horizon, the siblings soon discover there is a high price to be paid for the cry for freedom.

It's a dangerous game you set to play, Miss Corbett. One that can have far worse than deadly consequences!
In the midst of the struggle of America's bid for independence, Hannah Corbett makes a fateful decision, descending into a world of deceit. Spurred by revenge, she heads to New York, setting in motion a dangerous game for which there is no return. Searching desperately for the man who betrayed her family, she faces the cold and brutal reality of the life of a spy. Caught in a web of lies, living with betrayal, she is trapped. She has nowhere to turn except to a man it would be treasonous to love, setting duty and desire at war. Her heart is ripped apart when she must choose between the man who risks his career and life to protect her and the only thing that has remained constant in her life...her belief in her cause.

The tides of war have shifted. When all eyes turn south, Doctor Jonathan Corbett finds himself once more thrust into the war’s turmoil. On assignment from General Washington, the dashing doctor discovers his mission has taken him straight into a conflict where the British are not the only ones to be feared.
Rebekah Morse has no time to contemplate the exploding war around her. Caught up as a pawn in a deadly conspiracy, she finds her only hope lies with her old friend, but things have changed since they last saw each other.
Yet destiny has not intervened in their lives without cause. Rebekah’s strength, courage, and breathtaking sensuality sets within Jonathan a desire he swore never to feel again. When Rebekah’s life is threatened, Jonathan is determined to save the stubborn woman whether she wants to be saved or not. Now Jonathan and Rebekah must face the perilous threat together—only to discover a passion they never imagined...

THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL, Book Three Winds of Betrayal

A Wonderful Series for History Buffs and Romance Lovers of the American Revolution -- Jerri Hines is quite the writer
"This book was no less spectacular than thethree preceding ones. It carries us further through the events of the AmericanRevolution introducing new characters and more intrigue. As characters wereintroduced I'd check the internet to know if these military officers existed ornot. Ms. Hines builds such a convincing story that you have to remind yourselfthat it is fiction, albeit the historical characters were real and the eventsof the war were, too..."
The world of spies and traitors-love and betrayal converge on the path to the ultimate betrayal—the treachery of the American's most infamous turncoat, General Benedict Arnold!

The cry for Freedom is at its darkest hour!

After the devastating loss at Saratoga, the British respond with a vengeance, aiming at taking a strategic hold on the South. In New York, the American spy network is in turmoil, leaving Rupert Arnett to pick up the pieces. Never has it been more dangerous, but never has the stakes been higher.
Under siege by the RedCoats, Charles Town collapses, giving the Americans their most humiliating and worse defeat of the war. When Dr. Jonathan Corbett is taken prisoner, Rebekah faces her greatest personal challenge...for the only way to save her husband's life is to betray his trust. She turns to the one man Jonathan despises the most, General Marcus Durham.
On the return of Major John Andre to New York, Rupert recognizes something is amiss. The British intelligence seems to know Washington's every move. Pressure mounts on him to discover what the British have planned. Amid untold dangers, Rupert turns to his one operative that can uncover the truth.
Now, time is of the essence. The crucial hour of the revolution is upon the Americans. There is a traitor in their midst. Can the network determine who the traitor is before all is lost? At what cost? Who one will pay the ultimate price for the cry of freedom?

Be swept up within the Winds of Betrayal saga! Captivating!
Spies and Traitors; Love and Betrayal! 
 The must read American Revolutionary saga comes to a dramatic conclusion!


Loved the series, especially Hannah and Marcus story. Since I don't have to memorize dates as I did in grade school, I enjoy reading historical novels especially the Revolutionary War. So many of the actual players in the war included in the novels interspersed with Hines' fictional characters. I love the spy stories and still get confused with the military plots and who is British and colonists. I should have gone back and refreshed my memories from the first three books before reading final book. ~ AMAZON REVIEWER

 “I say set fire to the rain. Ignite the flames with what is true and just. Torch the blaze with our courage and resolve so when we are done, all men will be free!”
~ General Daniel Morgan, Set Fire to the Rain, Bk 4 Winds of Betrayal

Six long years, the war has raged. Six long years, the Corbett siblings have clung to the belief in their cause. Moreover, the war is far from over!

The Southern Army is in tatters with the devastating defeat at Camden. But all is not lost. General Washington sends his most trusted general, Nathanael Greene, to lead what is left of the army. In the darkest hour, Greene, in turn, draws upon the Old Wagoner, General Daniel Morgan.

At his northern headquarters, Washington faces his toughest decisions. Once more, he turns to his most trusted spy ring. Once more, he seeks the information needed to turn the war. This time, though, he needs more. He needs to feed the British misleading intelligence. He needs the British to believe he is eyeing New York…at least, until it is too late for them to act.

Spies and traitors! Love and Betrayal! Winds of Betrayal is coming to a dramatic conclusion! Follow Jonathan and Hannah Corbett on their final path of their fight for freedom!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Southern Legacy is a four book serial. The first book, Belle of Charleston, is a FREE ebook. The whole series is offered under one cover for those that don't enjoy a serial, Southern Legacy 4-Bk Collection. 
Now, I'm excited to announce that the whole serial is coming to Audible. Yes... Southern Legacy will be AUDIO BOOKS—all four books!



Don't Miss Out!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Escape Into the Past

#JerriHines That's Me!

I have written three historical series set in America. Winds Of Betrayal, Winds of Change and Southern Legacy were inspired by my fascination with history.

Southern Legacy is a sweeping romance about a woman torn between two cousins during the most turbulent time in American history...but it is so much more. The serial is broken up into four books or if you prefer, one long book.

No matter. Once you begin, you won't want to put it down.

The book shows the different perspectives of the characters from all sides; Northern, Southern and slaves. Yes, I have given a voice to all. This is a romance, a sweeping romance, but I had an underlying purpose in writing this story. That purpose was for the reader to connect to how the characters felt during this time, to understand, but more importantly, not to repeat history.

Belle of Charleston is FREE everywhere!


Soon all the Southern Legacy books will be on Audio. Coming next—




Exciting News ~ Winds of Betrayal is available everywhere now!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Winners! Winners! Winners!

I have a few winners to announce.

The winner of the Autumn Book Festival Giveaway ~ Paperwhite Kindle is Deborah F.

I'm also doing something new for my email subscribers. I'm giving away 2 $10 Amazon Gift Cards on my every email for the #20 and #120 person to engage the email. To engage the email, all you have to do is click on one purchase necessary. I know you get a ton of emails every day. So I thought this would be a great little perk for you guys (my email subscribers)!

The two winners for October's email are
Debra W.
Pam S.

If you haven't subscribed to my email list and want to here is the link— email list.

I'm so excited for November's many great many great bargains!

Just to let my fans know. This last year has been a slow year for my writing. I lost my mother a year ago this month. Despite the fact that she had a good, long life, it is just hard losing one's mother. The other factor that has slowed my writing is that I hurt my hand at work over a year ago. It has been a long road. I've had two surgeries and am still battling nerve pain. Over this period of time, I have only released one book, Set Fire To The Rain.

That is about to change. I am in the process of revising my old fantasy series, Whispers of a Legend. The first book, Past of Shadows, is set to be released January 16, 2018. It will be released under my pen name, Colleen Connally, as will the majority of work coming in 2018.

I am also hoping to come out with a new series...untitled... I will let you know more soon.

Have an awesome day!

Pre-order Your Copy of Past of Shadows!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Autumn Book Festival Giveaway


I love the fall. It's my favorite time of the year. Usually, I do something special. This year is no exception. I doing a giveaway ~ Autumn Book Festival Giveaway ~ I'm giving away a Kindle Paperwhite eReader!!!

The Giveaway goes from today until October 31st! It's easy to enter. Several ways...sign up for my newsletter, follow my penname, Colleen Connally, on BookBub and Amazon, subscribe to my Youtube Channel, or follow me on Twitter @jhines340. Enter for your chance to win! 

Don't forget if you are near Nashville October 4-7th—stop by and see me at INDIE ROMANCE CONFERENCE at Lebannon, TN. Check out this link for information.

Stay Tuned...I'm so excited. I will have a new release by the end of the year— 

Under my penname, Colleen Connally ~ The Three Realms Series ~

Past of Shadows


Sunday, September 3, 2017

We the People!

My daughter and I enjoyed a few days away together. Such a lovely time. It's not often that I get to spend quality time with just her. I let her choose a place within driving distance. Being a history teacher, she chose Philadelphia. 

Given my love for history, I jumped at it. I hadn't been to Philadelphia in over twenty years. We had a great time. One of the things I enjoyed the most about the city was that all the research I have done over the years for my American historicals was vindicated. As in my series, Winds of Betrayal, the cry for freedom echoes on the streets of Phildelphia.

What I found that vindicated my research further was with my book, Southern Legacy. Southern Legacy was written with a purpose. It is my most personal book. Southern Legacy is a sweeping romance, but underneath the romance is the message I believe the whole country needs today, an acceptance of who we are. Southern Legacy was written to give a voice to the different perspectives of the Civil War: Southern, Northern and slaves. 

I wrote about Philadelphia in Southern Legacy and the Underground Railroad.

I know that Southern Legacy is first and foremost a romance. That I'm not denying. Yet, I feel its more. At the end of the book, there is a passage I would like to share...
You looked beyond the color of their skin and saw them as people. I have had time to think on all the things in my life and have come to a realization that the world would be a better place to live if we all judged others by their deeds and not by their appearance. I have determined that it must have been the way your father raised you. It is my desire for you to raise our children in the same manner. I want them to see the good in all people for I have seen the worst. 

My daughter and I went to the National Constitution Center. I would highly recommend a visit to the center to every American. I was inspired by the performance of We the People. We Americans should never forget the path it took to gain our freedom and exactly what freedom means for us all. America is a nation of matter of our color, religion or sexual orientation. We are Americans...we are the people.

American stands for us all.

(The pictures above came from visiting the Liberty Bell.)