Today I’m pleased to welcome women’s fiction author, Jenny Hale. Jenny’s book covers are simply stunning. Check out these three fine specimens:
“I absolutely loved this book! … A beautifully written story you won’t be able to put down and one of the best festive reads I’ve ever read.” 10/10 This Chick Reads
An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas… and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe.
Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be? Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas. When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble… With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?
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“You’ll love Libby’s heartwarming journey as her life changes in ways she’d never have expected… A warm, light, brilliantly romantic story.” 5/5 GirlsLovetoRead.com
Love Me for Me is a beautiful, touching story about coming home, the importance of family, and the special place that first loves hold in our hearts. Fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley, Susan Mallery and Susan Wiggs – and anyone looking for a perfect, feel-good summer read will enjoy this.
Sometimes you find perfect where you least expect it…
Libby Potter has just lost the perfect job, the perfect apartment and the perfect boyfriend. Moving back to the home town that she couldn’t wait to escape when she was younger was definitely not on her to-do list. Especially as it means running into the man whose heart she broke when she left. Pete Bennett can still make Libby’s world stop with just the sound of his voice – even ten years on. Only now, she is the last person in the world that he wants to see. As everyone else welcomes Libby home with open arms, she realizes she’s missed that special closeness that comes from lifelong friendship. And, as Libby seeks to make amends with Pete, she begins to wonder whether she made the right choice in leaving all those years ago. When an amazing career opportunity gives her the chance to leave again, Libby will have to decide what her version of perfect is… and where she really belongs.
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Summer by the Sea is a beautiful, heart-warming summer read about sisters, first love and not always getting what we want – but sometimes ending up with exactly what we need.
They say there’s always one summer that changes you.
For Faith the one summer she can’t forget is when she fell in love as a teenager – only for her sister, Casey, to steal her man. Now, at the request of her beloved ninety-year-old grandmother, Faith has agreed to a family holiday – at their childhood beach house, where it all began. Faith hasn’t seen her sister in years but is finally ready to forgive and forget, enjoy the sunshine and relive happy memories. What she’s not ready for is meeting Jake Buchanan – the owner of the beach house – or the long-forgotten feelings he ignites in her. Can Faith overcome the hurt of the past, rekindle the close bond she had with Casey and make this summer THE ONE to remember?
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Hello Jenny and welcome to my blog!
Hi Fros! Thank you for inviting me.
What was the first thing you ever wrote and how old were you then?
When I was eight years old, we wrote a book in school as part of a program called “Young Authors.” We bound our own books using cardboard and fabric, and we edited the drafts before binding them. I still remember doing it and loving every minute.
What other writing have you done? Anything else published?
I’ve published five books and I am in editing for number six.
Wow, that’s great. Good luck with the launch. Any hobbies or interests that you enjoy in your spare time?
I love learning languages. Currently, besides English, I only know Spanish and not perfectly. If I had all the time in the world, I’d try to learn them all!
Do you see yourself in any of your characters, or do any of them have traits you wish you had?
When I write main characters, they are extreme versions of me. I have all the traits of my main characters in some form and, if I were put in those situations, I would probably have similar reactions to my characters’.
What were your most and least favorite subjects in school?
In high school, I absolutely loved Geometry and Algebra—I often joke that it’s because they are the only forms of mathematics containing letters. Once I got to college and beyond, there were more classes than I could list. I love learning languages, linguistics, and culture the most.
If you could choose another profession, what would that be?
I spent 18 years as an elementary school teacher before becoming an author. I am still teaching right now. This is my final year and I will focus on writing full time. So, I suppose, I could say if I weren’t a writer, I’d go back to teaching.
Do you have any pets?
Yes. I have a Chihuahua called Taylor.
Oh, how cute! Thank you for bringing a photo. What are the things in your life that you’re most grateful for?
In no particular order: I’m thankful for my family, my home, the people I’ve met along life’s journey, and my writing career.
A lovely answer . . . And how would you like to be remembered?
Above all, kind.
Thank you so much for being here with us today, Jenny. It’s been a pleasure.
Thank you too, Fros, for this opportunity to talk about my work.
Jenny Hale is a women’s fiction author from Virginia. Her books have sold worldwide, reaching top ten Amazon lists in the US, the UK, and Canada, and have been translated into multiple languages to be sold at major retailers in Europe. Her novel, A Christmas to Remember was a number one best selling Kindle Women’s Romance Fiction title in the US, and Summer by the Sea, released in 2015, was mentioned nationally on the Happy Every After blog for USA Today. She is currently at work on her next novel.
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