I’m thrilled to have my dear friend and debut author, Jill Kemerer with me today, to celebrate her Love Inspired novel, Small-Town Bachelor! I loved this book so much. Jill is quirky, fun, and the woman knows how to write romance! 

You can win a copy by entering the giveaway below!

It’s been an incredible journey for Jill and I’m so glad that I’ve been alongside her for the last few years.  

Let’s all settle in and have a major virtual party.

Chocolate. M&Ms. Champagne. Coffee. Yummy McDonald’s french fries! What’s your poison? Grab it and check out a sneak peek at Jill’s debut! And don’t forget to go buy it! Then we’re going to play a round of Would You Rather! 

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When Reed Hamilton arrives in Lake Endwell for a family wedding, he expects to do his part as best man then head back to the big city. But when a a tornado postpones the wedding, the town is in shambles and Reed is injured. Thankfully maid of honor Claire Sheffield offers him one of her cottages to recuperate in. Dedicated to her family and her dream job at the zoo, Claire is all about roots. She’s this city slicker’s opposite, yet as they help the town rebuild, Reed is captivated by her stunning looks and caring ways. He can’t ask Claire to leave the life she loves for him, but he also can’t imagine ever leaving her behind…

Ah! Doesn’t that sound great? Okay, let the games begin! 

Would You
…be stuck alone in a tornado or with someone you love in a hurricane?
Jill: With someone I love in a hurricane! I’m a big
baby. I don’t want to be in a disaster all by myself!
Reed: Alone. In both.
Claire: I would want to be with all of my loved ones
in the hurricane, and I’d take my baby otters with me.
…work really hard at an interesting job or slack off at a boring job?
Jill: I have the most interesting job, and it’s a
pleasure to work hard at it. A boring job is NOT for me!
Reed: Slacking off isn’t in my vocabulary.
Claire: I worked one summer at my dad’s car
dealership. Talk about boring! Never again. I don’t mind hard work when it’s
…be in constant pain or have a constant itch?
Jill: What kind of question is this, Jessica?? I don’t
like pain, and I don’t like itching. I’m adding a third. A constant massage. J
Reed: My recent experience with a broken leg left me
with both. I’d rather be in pain.
Claire: Neither? I guess the itch. But that’s like
asking if I want to eat moldy cheese or a rancid meatball. Both are pretty bad!
…go through life unable to ask any questions or unable to answer any
Jill: I have a big mouth. I like to answer questions.
But I ask a lot of questions too… Let’s go with being unable to answer
questions. I’m a mom. Asking questions is what I do.
Reed: As a project manager for a construction company,
I have to be able to ask questions. The answers show up in the end result.
Claire: Oh, this is hard! If I had to choose one, I’d
say I’d rather be unable to ask questions. I love being a sounding board for my
friends and family.
Love these answers! It was a good question! Ha! Jill,
tell us what you’re working on next?
Jill: My second book, Unexpected Family, will
be in stores in September, so I’ve been preparing for that! Unexpected
is also set in Lake Endwell and features Claire’s oldest brother
Tom, who gets a life-altering surprise. I’m also polishing my third Lake
Endwell book, which is about Claire’s brother Bryan and his outdoor adventures
with the new girl in town. Thank you so much for having me today, Jessica!
I’m stoked to have you here. So proud of you, Jill!

Kemerer writes inspirational romance novels with love, humor and faith. A full
time writer and homemaker, she relies on coffee and chocolate to keep up with
her kids’ busy schedules.
spoiling her mini-dachshund, Jill adores magazines, M&MS, fluffy animals
and long nature walks. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two
children.  Jill loves connecting with
readers, so please visit her website www.jillkemerer.com
and find her on Facebookand Twitter.
Your turn: Answer one or all of the questions in the comments and don’t forget to congratulate Jill! 

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  1. Thank you SO much, Jessica!! I'm sipping coffee with you in spirit. And is that a picture of my fave big mustache in your sidebar–Hall & Oates? Sarah…Smile! 🙂

  2. And I'm eating a giant cookie in celebration with you! Great way to start my day!:) And I can't answer any of the above questions because I chose going through life w/o answering questions…already it's bugging me.

    1. Haha!! Yeah, that question was downright depressing! What kind of cookie are you nibbling? (I love cookies!!)

  3. I would rather work really hard at an interesting job

    1. I am SO with you, Robin! Being bored doesn't excite me!

  4. I would say I'd rather go through a hurricane with loved ones than a tornado alone.

  5. Same here, Becky! Who wants to be alone in a terrible storm? Not me!!

  6. Congratulations Jill! The book sounds awesome! I love to read good romance and this one sounds like a winner. Thanks Jessica for sharing Jill ' s book with us

    1. Thank you, Dana!! I love to read romance, too! Do you have a favorite author?

  7. Hi Jill! Congratulations on the release of your first book, Small-town Bachelor. This series looks really good and I can't wait to read them. I would rather be stuck in a hurricane with my loved ones because I don't like being alone when disaster strikes.
    My poison is coffee and chocolate. I'm drinking my coffee right now while reading your guest post on Jessica's blog. Have a good day.

    1. Hi Rebecca! Pass me a cup of that coffee! It's snowing here. Snowing! UGH! Yeah, I do not want to be alone in any kind of disaster. Thank you!!

  8. Congrats, Jill! So happy for you!

    1. Thank you, Loree!! I hope you aren't like us today–getting snow! Yuck!!

  9. Congrats on your book Jill! It sounds like a great one! Oh, and I just had a cup of hot vanilla chai tea & some peanut butter sandwich cookies to nibble on as I read this.
    There's a couple of those questions I'm not touching…I mean really…pain or itch….hmmmm….LOL!! But I would rather be with someone you love in a hurricane & work hard at an interesting job. And the question one…not touching that one…I wouldn't want to do either…I mean, I'm such an inquisitive person anyway…lol! I NEED questions asked & answered..haha!!
    This was great fun getting to know a new-to-me author and some laughs along the way…oh & cookies of course! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "Small Town Bachelor", sounds like a great book! Congrats again Jill & blessings!

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    1. Hi Trixi! Your tea and cookies sound so yummy! I laughed at you "needing" answers–don't we all? 🙂 Thanks so much!

  10. with someone I love in a hurricane …. and a few dozen books like yours for instance! 🙂


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