Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Author Interview & Giveaway: Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler

Falling for the Innkeeper Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour and Giveaway for Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler Title: Falling for the Innkeeper
Author: 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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Meghann Whistler
Photo 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.

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1.      What was the inspiration behind this novel?
Falling for the Innkeeper is set at a beachside inn on Cape Cod because I grew up spending my summers at my grandparents’ beachside inn on Cape Cod! I really wanted to go back there again—even if it was only in my imagination.

2.      How long did it take you to write this novel?
It took me nine months to write Falling for the Innkeeper. My youngest child wasn’t in school yet, so I wrote it in one- and two-hour increments while he was napping or in the babysitting room at the YMCA!

3.      Do you have a favorite quote from this novel?

“God doesn’t love us because we’re so awesome and amazing. He loves us just because we are who we are.”

4.      What do you hope readers take away from this novel?
I hope that readers come away from Falling for the Innkeeper with the sense that we don’t have to earn love and happiness—from God or anyone else. We are worthy, just as we are, and when the time is right, everything will fall into place!

5.      If the novel was made into a movie, who would like you to see play the main characters?
I think John Krasinski or Zachary Levi would both make a good Jonathan, because they’re both tall, dark and handsome, but they’re also approachable, funny and just a tiny bit nerdy.

I’d cast the actress Jen Lilley as Laura, because she’s beautiful, sweet and kind. Plus, she’s been in a million Hallmark Movies, and Falling for the Innkeeper definitely has a Hallmark Movie vibe!

6.      Would you share something about yourself that most readers wouldn’t know?
I grew up in Canada, so I’m really good at winter sports like skiing and figure skating—I’ve even been snowshoeing once or twice!

7.      What are you reading now?
I’m reading Evangeline Kelly’s Blind Date Disasters series. Her books are a lot of fun!

8.      How many bookshelves are in your home?
We have three bookcases for the adults, and four bookcases for the kids. I started using an eReader when my kids were babies, and now I read eBooks almost exclusively. I easily read more than a hundred books a year, and if we had to house all those books, we wouldn’t have room for anything else!

9.      Who is an author you would recommend to anyone and everyone?
I’m not sure there’s one author I’d recommend to everyone. People’s tastes and preferences are just so varied!

10.  What do you like to do when you aren't writing?

Read, of course, and read to my kids! I also listen to a lot of Christian rock music, and before COVID-19, I went to a few Christian rock concerts with my best friend, Anna.

When my husband and I get time alone, we like to play Gin Rummy or go for bike rides on the beach.


(1) winner will receive a beach locket and a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card!

Falling for the Innkeeper JustRead Giveaway

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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  1. Thank you for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour for "Falling for the Innkeeper" by Meghann Whistler.

    Enjoyed reading the author interview. It's great learning more about the person behind the books on my TBR list.
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  2. Thank you so much for sharing!!


  3. Thank you for sharing, Jolene!