Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Falling for the Innkeeper
Author: Meghann Whistler
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: July 21, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
A battle for a charming Cape Cod inn…
But what happens when romance checks in?
Single mom Laura Lessoway won’t accept her mother’s plan of selling her late grandmother’s beachfront inn without a fight. But when big-city attorney Jonathan Masters arrives to arrange an offer from his client, she’s drawn to him. And although he came to Cape Cod to close an important business deal—not fall in love—he can’t get her out of his mind.
Laura and Jonathan each try to fight their attraction and focus on business, but it’s not long before Jonathan finds himself confiding in her his other reason for coming to The Sea Glass Inn—he’s trying to find his mentally ill father, who’s recently been spotted at a nearby homeless shelter.
Working together to find Jonathan’s father only brings Laura and Jonathan closer. But with his career and her home on the line, can they ever find common ground?
I was wondering… What is one thing in your life that you would say has had the biggest impact on your writing?
I’ve always been blessed to have people in my life who’ve been very supportive of my writing. When I was in the fifth grade, my teacher was actually so impressed with the little “stranded on a desert island” story I wrote that he called my parents with a praise report about it. What a huge encouragement to eleven-year-old me!
Fast forward to college, and I had the pleasure of studying creative writing with Roland Merullo, an award-winning novelist and memoirist whom Kirkus has called a “brave, meditative author [who] has carved a unique niche in American literature.” His thoughtful lessons, insightful feedback and overall support reinforced my desire to become a published novelist.
One of my thesis advisors in college was Claire Messud, whom The Los Angeles Times has dubbed “an absolute master storyteller and bafflingly good writer.” One of her first questions for me during my thesis defense was why all my characters were so attractive. LOL—I was trying to write literary fiction back then, but I think I was already a romance novelist without knowing it!
My parents encouraged me to go to graduate school for creative writing, where I studied under more fantastic authors and made lifelong writer friends. I put my dream of becoming a published novelist on hold for fifteen years to pursue a career as a business writer, and it was my husband who suggested I quit my day job to focus on writing books and taking care of our babies.
Proverbs 18:4 states: “A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.” I’m so grateful that, regarding my writing, I’ve had so many people “speak life” to me!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Photo by Sophie Jacobson
Meghann Whistler writes sweet Christian romance novels that won’t make your grandmother blush.
A hopeless romantic who met her husband on a blind date, Meghann recently left her marketing career to pursue her lifelong passion of writing sweet, hopeful stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace.
Before settling down with her rocket scientist husband and raising three rambunctious boys, Meghann earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College.
Falling for the Innkeeper is her first inspirational romance, but definitely not her last! She loves to hear from her readers, who can reach her at www.meghannwhistler.com.
(1) winner will receive a beach locket and a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 20, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 27, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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