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Today’s featured author was an instant favorite of mine from the first novella I read! I appreciate the way she balances heavy moods and lighthearted humor in her stories and if you haven’t read on of her books… we’re going to change that!
About the Author
Carol Award winning writer, Melissa Jagears, is a homeschooling mom who writes Christian Historical Romance into the wee hours of the night.
She’s the author of the Unexpected Brides Series with Bethany House. The prequel ebook novella, Love by the Letter, is her ACFW Carol Award winning novella and free to try.
You can learn more about her, her books, and where she hangs out online on her website.
Melissa: Favorite Romance that isn’t a Romance… The movie Gladiator with Russell Crowe. His wife is never in the movie since she’s dead, but the love of her husband can still be felt throughout the whole thing, it was a great romance though they were never together.
Beth: His devotion definitely brings a little balance to the movie, softens the edges just a tiny bit!
Melissa: Favorite Social Media… Facebook, it doesn’t limit my words and requires no smart technology (I have none) and I love the connections I’ve made there. I don’t think I’ve picked up a real, honest-to-goodness friend through any other social media site.
Beth: Absolutely! Facebook is my virtual home away from home. Of course, I’m pretty cozy here too but sometimes I tend to monologue on the blog 😉 #bloggerprobs
Melissa: Favorite Art Movement… Pre-Raphaelitism! The details, the colors, the romance. I have huge prints of La Belle Dame Sans Merci (Dicksee), Meeting on the Turret Stairs (Burton) and The Accolade (Leighton) in my house and little ones elsewhere.
Beth: You’re obviously MUCH more cultured than I am. I was pretty thrilled when my daughter moved out of the sewing stage and into sketching… no more pins and needles in the carpets!
Beth: It’s been years since I’ve played but I have to agree, that game is a hoot!
Melissa: Favorite Store… Thrift Stores! Especially the really cheap ones!
Beth: YES! Kids grow too fast and I loathe spending money on myself! I do like shopping for books though!
Tell us about your latest release
Melissa: My newest release is the second full-length novel in my Teaville Moral Society series and I think it has the biggest plot twist I’ve written so far. So shhhhhhhh!
Beth: No spoilers here, y’all!!!
Evelyn Wisely has a heart for the orphans of Teaville and works at a local mansion that rescues children out of the town’s red-light district and gives them a place to live. But her desire to help isn’t limited to orphans. The owner of the mansion, Nicholas Lowe, is willing to help her try to get the women working in prostitution out of the district as well–if she can gain the cooperation and support of local businessmen to go against the rest of the community.
David Kingsman has recently arrived in Teaville from Kansas City to help with one of his father’s companies in town. While he plans on staying only long enough to prove his business merit to his father, he’s shown interest in Evelyn’s work and is intrigued enough by her to lend his support to her cause.
They begin with the best of intentions, but soon the complications pile up and Evelyn and David’s dreams look more unattainable every day. When the revelation of a long-held secret creates a seemingly insurmountable rift between them, can they trust God still has a good plan for them despite all that is stacked against them?
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Melissa: I’m editing a novella that comes in between this book and the next book that will be in a collection with Witemeyer, Connealy, and Jennings. And it’s a simultaneous novella, meaning it occurs at the same time as A Love So True. That’s certainly fun and different.
Beth: It’s so exciting to have those sweet little novellas in print and what a great combination of authors!
Melissa: My award-winning novella, Love by the Letter, begins my Unexpected Brides series and is always free as an ebook!
Beth: I read this book two and a half years ago and still remember it fondly! Dex and Rachel have a very special place in my reader heart!
Thank you for visiting with us today, Melissa! I have my calendar marked for Teaville book 3 in March!!!
Melissa Jagears has generously offered to send one Faithfully Bookish reader a print copy of A Love So True!
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Say hello to Melissa then share one of YOUR favorites in one of her clever categories!
Favorite Romance that isn’t a Romance
Favorite Social Media
Favorite Art Movement
Favorite Board Game