Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Meghann Whistler & Falling for the Innkeeper

Posted July 23, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Meghann Whistler, romance / 22 Comments


Falling for the Innkeeper Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler – hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to chat with Meghann today about her debut inspirational romance!

Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann WhistlerTitle: Falling for the Innkeeper by 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?

 

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Hi Meghann! Welcome to the blog!

Meghann: Apples! I like the crunch!

Carrie: me too!

Meghann: Music! I love listening to Christian rock while I work out or do chores around the house.

Carrie: Spotify is almost always on at my house!

Meghann: Hmm, tough call! I’ll have to go with card games, because I grew up playing Kings, Hearts and Rook with my family, and I have lots of good memories associated with that.

Carrie: those kind of memories are so great 🙂

Meghann: Ebooks! They’re so portable, and I can access anything I want to read in seconds!

Carrie: You may be my first author to say that, but I tend to agree with you. Except that I still love to own the print copies too LOL #nothoardingifitsbooks

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Meghann: I would really, really, realllllllllly like my superpower to be the ability to speak and have my children listen! 

Carrie: hahaha!

Q: When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?

Meghann: I go to the fiction section to see if any of my writing teachers or friends from high school, college or grad school have a new book out.

Carrie: how fun!

Q: If I sneaked a peek in your purse right now (which I would never do, I promise!), what would it tell me about you?

Meghann: You’d quickly learn that I’m a boy mom! In addition to my wallet, I’ve got a couple of Monster Jam trucks, a pair of kids’ shorts, a Pull-up, Band-Aids, some random socks for the trampoline park and a handful of snacks stuffed inside my purse.

Carrie: LOL yep, boy mom purse for sure 🙂

Q: Some authors like to hide little things in their stories. Is there anything you have hidden in Falling for the Innkeeper

Meghann:I don’t know if it’s something I hid exactly, but Jonathan takes care of setting up and cleaning out a rattrap for Laura, which my husband has done for me several times.

The last time my husband had to catch a rat was just a few months before I wrote that scene in Falling for the Innkeeper, and the rat was so smart that it evaded all of our normal traps for weeks! My poor husband finally had to put down a line of glue traps, and then deal with getting a live rat out of the house!

That experience made such a big impression on me that when I was trying to think of something that would help Laura see Jonathan as more than just the guy who was trying to take away her home, rat catching was at the top of my list!

Carrie: UGH! I hate rodents – do you see me shuddering?!? lol

Q: What is one of your favorite quotes from Falling for the Innkeeper & why do you love it?

Meghann: I love a hero who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to work for it, so one of my favorite quotes from the book is: “He’d give her anything. He’d give her everything. If she’d just give him one more chance.”

Carrie: oh i love that!!

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Meghann: I’ve written two more inspirational romance novels featuring some of the secondary characters from this book, and I’m hopeful that my publisher will want to turn Falling for the Innkeeper into the first book in a whole series set on Cape Cod. 🙂

Carrie: yay!!


Meghann WhistlerPhoto 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.

CONNECT WITH MEGHANN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Falling for the Innkeeper JustRead Giveaway

(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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22 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Meghann Whistler & Falling for the Innkeeper

  1. Lynette

    I think Meghann seems like the nicest person! I’ve been excited to read this after listening to her read the opening scene. I love finding new authors!

  2. Gina Johnson

    Your answer for your superpower was very funny and oh so true. My daughter’s are all grown and they still don’t listen. LOL

  3. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the book tour for “Falling for the Innkeeper” by Meghann Whistler.

    Enjoyed reading the Q&A with Meghann and learning more about the author whose book is on my TBR list.

    Love the cover and can’t wait for the opportunity to read the book!

  4. Diana Hardt

    Nice cover. I liked the blurb and interview. It sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing. I already picked up the book yesterday. I look forward to reading it.

  5. Lynn Brown

    I like that the character is a single mom and that she’s trying to keep what her grandfather left her and maybe find love along the way. Cute cover. Thanks for the chance.

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