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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In My Opinion
There is a lot I enjoyed about A Home for Her Daughter. From both Janie’s and Drew’s second chance at family to their childhood friendship to Janie’s daughter (who pretty much steals every scene she’s in, but I’m okay with that), Jill Weatherholt pulled me into this story and captured my heart.
When Janie and Drew reconnect, they’re both determined to open the camp and move on, but as they share their deepest regrets and heartaches, they are drawn to each other even more. Janie is filled with doubts but with Drew’s steady encouragement, she starts to let go of the lies built up previously. And Drew carries a burden of guilt with him that Janie and her daughter Riley ease. And Riley? You just can’t help but love this little girl and her concern for her mother and automatic connection to Drew.
Both Drew and Janie have had some difficult life circumstances that have pushed them to the point of breaking, but they find strength and purpose in working toward the common goal of the camp. Weatherholt addresses the topic of Janie’s previous marriage situation well, and the budding romance shows a respect for her concerns and fears.
Those moments are balanced well with the more sweet and lighthearted moments in the book, and the ending is just what I hoped for.
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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.
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Alicia Haney says
This book sounds like a great read, Thank you so much for sharing about it.
Roxanne C. says
Former friends get a second chance at love, happiness and family—with a sweet child in the mix—so many things to like!
Natalya Lakhno says
Thank you for sharing!
I know having a camp would be a huge responsibility, but I think it would also have great benefits!