About the Book
Book: A Home for Her Daughter
Author: Jill Weatherholt
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Release Date: September 1, 2020
Inheriting a house, money and a camp is the fresh start Janie Edmiston has been praying for. But the will stipulates Janie must work with her childhood friend—and crush—Drew Brenner, to get the camp running…or lose it all. The newly divorced mother and the widower aren’t looking for love, but sometimes it takes a child to show two broken hearts the way forward…together.
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About the Author
By day, Jill Weatherholt works for the City of Charlotte. At night, and on the weekend, she writes contemporary stories about love, faith and forgiveness for Harlequin Love Inspired.
Raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, but her heart belongs to Virginia.
She holds a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and Paralegal Studies Certification from Duke University.
She shares her life with her real-life hero and number one supporter. Their relationship grew on the golf course, and now they have one in their backyard.
Jill believes in enjoying every moment of this journey because God has everything under control.
More from Jill
I have a confession. I own a collection of journals. A huge collection. At last count, there were sixty-two beautifully bound books, some with plain covers, others with verses or artistic designs. You could say I’m a hoarder, but I find comfort in knowing I have an unlimited number of blank pages to record my hopes, dreams and prayers. That’s exactly what I did on June 22, 2008. On that day, I wrote the following:
I want to be a writer, not just a writer who keeps a journal or casually writes stories. I want to be a published writer. Lately, I’ve become obsessed with reading author’s websites, their bios, how they got started writing and how difficult or easy it was for them to get published. This is what I want to do with my life. This is what I will do. I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. God has put this dream in my heart and now I will pursue this dream.
Fast forward to March 31, 2015. I made a last-minute decision to enter Harlequin Love Inspired Blurb to Book Contest. I submitted a one sentence blurb, along with one page of the first and only book I’d ever written.
On April 13, 2015, I was stunned to learn I had advanced in the contest. I then submitted a synopsis and the first three chapters.
On May 15th, I was notified I had moved on in the contest. I was required to submit the entire manuscript. At that time, the book was merely a rough draft, so a lot of rewriting was required before my deadline.
On August 17, 2015, I received a call that forever changed my life. While working my day job, my cell phone rang—it was New York calling. An editor from Harlequin had called to offer me a contract on the first book I’d ever written. My first book Second Chance Romance was released on March 1, 2017.
Five published books later, I still fill my journals with my dreams and prayers.
Oh my has this been a wonderful story to get lost in. I don’t think I have read this author before. I am questioning why after reading this remarkable book. The author is able to express emotions with tenderness and I found myself wanting to move to the little town described in the book. The people there are friendly, helpful and caring.
Bringing two people back together can be tricky at times. The story can become stale and predictable. In this book it surpassed everything I could imagine. Janie and her sweet daughter Riley find themselves the owner of land and a house. Janie’s dreams are coming true when she sees the potential in the land. But there is one small catch to receive the inheritance.
Drew has been lost for the last few years after the tragic loss of his wife and daughter. He blames himself everyday for their deaths and stumbles through life shutting everyone out. All that is about to change when he finds out he has inherited land . A very wise and loving woman has put in her will stipulations on how Janie and Drew will be able to claim their inheritance. What impact will it have on their lives?
I liked the way the author handled Janie’s destructive marriage. It was hard to read what she went through and it hurt to know that she hid it from everyone. Riley doesn’t understand why her dad doesn’t want to see her. Her need to have a father figure in her life made it easy to see why she took to Drew so fast. Their bond was quite cute and I loved how Drew was drawn to Riley as well. Will Riley help Drew get over the pain of losing his daughter?
The excitement of Janie and Drew working together to build a place for children and families to come have fun in the outdoors was intriguing . There are a few hiccups along the way, but the author shows us through faith how God can heal broken hearts. I loved how Janie at sone point knows she needs to open up to Drew about her past. They both carry baggage that hinders them from moving forward in their lives. The story is a great example of trusting God, allowing Him to heal wounds and believe in yourself.
“Don’t let the past define who you are today.”
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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