Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Jayme H Mansfield & Seasoned

Posted November 7, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, giveaway, Jayme H. Mansfield, romance / 11 Comments

Seasoned Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Seasoned by Jayme H Mansfield, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Jayme on the blog today to talk about her main characters in Seasoned!

SeasonedTitle: Seasoned by Jayme H Mansfield
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing
Release Date: November 3, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Essie White battles loneliness two years after the death of her husband. Her romance-writing daughter suggests that her mother try online dating. Essie agrees, seeking male companionship only, not a love interest.

Widower Lou Rizzo isn’t seeking love either. But he accepts his friend’s dare and posts his profile on the dating site, although he uses an alias to safeguard his identity.

Essie and Lou meet, and their initial attraction soon develops into a friendship neither wants to lose. Lou, however, must confess his part in a decades-old incident that he feels Essie cannot forgive. She, too, harbors secrets that may jeopardize their future together.

As the relationship grows, each must decide whether to reveal the truth about their past mistakes, lost dreams, and fears for a chance to love again.


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Your options [for guest post topics] are AWESOME! I could hang out on your blog all day! It was hard to decide but I can’t pass up this one considering this photo shows the real-life couple who inspired Seasoned.

Protagonist, Lou Rizzo (aka Frank):

Staunch patriot (WWII 10th Mountain Division, Korean, Vietnam veteran), passionate NY Italian (loves Italian cooking), witty, romantic, devoted husband to deceased wife, strong father/daughter bond, lonely widower, haunted by a past sin and intends to take it to the grave, resolved to finish his life alone.

Protagonist, Essie White (aka Janet):

Devoted wife for past 50 years, now widowed, close bond with adult daughter who happens to be a romance author, loving, loyal, independent, artistic, lonely, hides a secret from her past that she intends to take to the grave.

Jayme, you are welcome to hang out on my blog anytime! And I LOVE that these characters are based on a real-life couple. How sweet!

Jayme H. Mansfield

Loosening the reins and leaning into a creative life—that’s Jayme H. Mansfield’s sweet spot as an author, artist, and educator. Speaking at book clubs and interest groups, teaching the writing craft, and guiding others in their artistic pursuits at her long-time art studio, Piggy Toes, is the icing on the cake.
The transformative power of art and faith are common threads in her award-winning historical novels, Chasing the Butterfly and RUSH. Her latest novel, Seasoned ~ A Vintage Love with Modern-Day Flavor, delivers the same. Recently, RUSH won several awards, including the Gold Medal Illumination Award winner for Enduring Christian Fiction, Selah Finalist, Excellence in Editing, two prestigious Colorado Book of the Year Awards, and finalist for the Chanticleer Laramie Award for Excellence in Western Fiction. RUSH was named the 2019 Village Read and celebrated throughout Colorado. Her bold floral abstractions and imaginative landscapes blend luscious color and playful texture—a testimony to what is acclaimed as “joyful and hopeful” art.

Jayme lives at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains where she and her husband have survived raising three hungry, hockey-playing sons. Currently, two very needy Golden Retrievers run the roost. Visit for books, art, and creative inspiration.

CONNECT WITH JAYME: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Seasoned JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive one signed copy of Chasing the Butterfly, Rush, and Seasoned and a box of original art floral notecards from Jayme H Mansfield!

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 November 3, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on November 10, 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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


This giveaway is hosted by JustRead Tours, not RimSP
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What about you? What makes you want to read Seasoned by Jayme H Mansfield?

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11 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Jayme H Mansfield & Seasoned

  1. Anne

    A beautiful story that appeals to me greatly. This wonderful, captivating and enduring book is meaningful and memorable. I love the characters and the storyline is emotional and realistic.

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