posted on June 11, 2024 by Jill Lynn

Secrets and Gifts and Books, Oh My!

It’s such a pleasure to be here among writers and readers. Y’all are my people! I grew up reading voraciously to the point that when my mom really needed my attention or for me to do XYZ, she would threaten to take away my book. I don’t recall her actually ever following through with that because the threat was usually enough. 😊

I still remember the moment I read that Jo rejected Laurie and my absolute shock when he married Amy. To this day, I’m not sure I’m over it!

I wanted to be a card-carrying member of The Babysitter’s Club.

And when I was in my teens, I stumbled across my first stack of sweet, rated G romance books, which started my love affair with romance novels. I love a good love story!

I’ve been writing sweet, small-town romances for Harlequin Love Inspired for about ten years. And I recently dipped my toes into the waters of women’s fiction.  THE SUMMER OF KEEPING SECRETS, releasing June 25th, will be my first foray into writing a book that includes romance but also focuses on family dynamics and a decades old secret.

It’s about a widowed mother and her grown children who meet in Dillon, Colorado to clean out their grandparents’ home. But along the way, the daughter discovers an article about a body that was found below the property 34 years earlier. And chaos ensues! 😄

This is also the first time I’ve offered a pre-order gift for a book, which I had a lot of fun creating. The downloadable PDF includes a printable signed bookplate, a bonus epilogue, and four favorite family recipes. My family is known for our dill pickle recipe and hanging out in my grandmother’s kitchen is one of my favorite childhood memories—much like the daughter in THE SUMMER OF KEEPING SECRETS—so pulling together a few favorite recipes felt fitting.

Readers can pop over to my website here to upload their preorder receipt before 6/24/24 noon MST, and then on the day of the book release, the pre-order gift will show up in their inbox. I’m hoping that this is a fun bonus for readers. I know that the voracious reader in me is always excited for additional book content!

You can find all the links – ebooks, paper and audio – here.

Inquiring minds want to know: what is one of your favorite books that you read growing up?

If you pick up a copy of THE SUMMER OF KEEPING SECRETS, I hope you enjoy!

Jill Lynn

Jill Lynn is a two-time ACFW Carol Award winning author of inspirational romance for Harlequin Love Inspired ® and a co-author of the Selah Award winning nonfiction 2015 book of the year JUST SHOW UP. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Bethel University and lives near the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband and two teenage children.

Jill Lynn

Jill Lynn

Jill Lynn is a two-time ACFW Carol Award winning author of inspirational romance for Harlequin Love Inspired and has a bachelor's degree in communications from Bethel University. She pens rocky mountain beach reads set in Colorado, where she lives with her husband and two teenage children. An avid fan of thrift stores, summer and coffee, she loves to connect with readers through social media or her newsletter.

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