Check This Out: A Home for Her Daughter

I’m so pleased to welcome to the blog today the fabulous Jill Weatherholt. Many of you know her and love her. She’s here to talk about her latest Love Inspired novel, A Home for Her Daughter, which was published on August 25.


      Here’s the synopsis:

One little girl could change her mom’s mind about love…To give her daughter a brighter future…she must leave the past behind. Inheriting a house, money and a camp is the fresh start Janie Edmiston has been praying for. But the will stipulates Janie must work with her childhood friend—and crush—Drew Brenner, to get the camp running…or lose it all. The newly divorced mother and the widower aren’t looking for love, but sometimes it takes a child to show two broken hearts the way forward…together.

Since Jill is known for her Would you rather . . .? interviews, I decided to use the same format with her.

El Space: Would you rather research and write your next book in Paris or Hawaii?
Jill: Definitely Hawaii. I’m not a city person at all. The ocean is my happy place. The sound of the waves, the smell of the salty air, the gentle breeze, the feel of the sand on my bare feet. I’m ready to go now! I could walk for miles and miles. For me, it’s the perfect place to be still.

El Space: Would you rather have to write a novel next to a room in which a baboon will screech for three minutes every hour for nine hours or write with the knowledge that at some point in the day, an unknown animal will suddenly appear (no advance warning) and brush you with its tail feathers for fifteen minutes?
Jill: I’ll take the baboon. I’m not a fan of surprises, so the idea of something suddenly appearing without notice, would scare me to death. Plus, I’m very ticklish. I could prepare for the baboon’s visits. I like to be prepared.

El Space: Would you rather have coffee or tea for deadline days?
Jill: Coffee for sure! I do enjoy tea, and I drink a lot of it in the winter months to stay warm, but I’ve yet to find one strong enough. I need that jolt. I drink my coffee black and extra strong. Derek has often referred to my cup of joe as “motor oil.”

El Space: You’re celebrating the release of your novel. Would you rather have a slice of cake, a cupcake, or the world’s finest granola bar?
Jill: Granola bar? Seriously? No way! I’m celebrating. Give me the slice of cake and cupcake, but only if it’s chocolate. Anything else is wasted calories.

Thanks, Jill, for putting up with my strange questions!
Looking for Jill? You can find her at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Looking for A Home for Her Daughter? (I couldn’t help chuckling at how that question sounded if taken out of context.) Head to Jill’s website for places to purchase. But one of you will find this lovely book in your very own mailbox. Winner to be announced on October 15.

Author photo courtesy of the author. Baboon image from Hawaii image from Wallpaper Cave. Coffee image from Cup of coffee from Granola bar image from the Food Network.

211 thoughts on “Check This Out: A Home for Her Daughter

  1. Thanks so much for inviting me to answer your hilarious questions, L. Marie! Derek and I were cracking up at your questions. Now, I’m curious how you would answer the baboon question. 🙂 I’ll be back later this evening to chat some more.

  2. A great interview with a wonderful author. I agree with Jill about the granola bar. Who’d pass on cake for a granola bar? That’s just loony to think otherwise.

  3. How fun! But that baboon is scary looking! And I’m with you on the granola bar, Jill. Hand over the chocolate! lol. Great interview, and I’m wishing you both a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

  4. Nice to meet you L. Marie, Thank you for featuring Jill here.

    It is your turn, Jill, to be on the hot seat, the fun seat. 😊 Everything about this made me smile. I am with you on the motor oil, the ocean, the slice of cake and not the baboon. One of us would be a goner with the screeching. “Love inspired” is waiting patiently on my Kindle. And, yes, re: Jill, “know her and love her!”❤️

    • Aw…that’s so sweet, Erica. Love you too! I’m so happy we connected through Donna. As for L. Marie’s questions…it was the fun seat. I was laughing at the question selection. Maybe we can exchange that baboon for some hummingbirds, since I know we both enjoy them. 🙂 Thanks for stopping over. Have a fantastic weekend! xo

  5. Love your books, Jill. It’s been fun getting to know you through Linda. I’m more of a mountain/forest person (I grew up in a beach town and that was enough for me), but I would like to visit Hawaii some day.

  6. What a fun interview, Linda! I loved “A Home for Her Daughter,” and of course, I love Jill. What a beautiful soul! Thank you for the morning smiles.❤

  7. At first when I saw the two words, “granola bar,” I thought you were picking that one. Whew! Haha. Yeah, uh, cake, cupcake, and make that chocolate. Thanks for giving Jill her own “Would You Rather” interview this time. Always great learning more about my blogger friends.

  8. Yes, I agree with Diana. Jill, Diana, and I would all love to be writing our books (with earmuffs on for the screeching baboon) with our coffee and chocolate cake, on a lovely beach in Hawaii. Congrats on the book, Jill.

  9. Big Granola Bar???Where’d that come from? I mean that’s an ***obligatory*** item to eat, not a celebratory item to eat…L.Marie, how about this instead – I’ll take cupcakesssss – as in more than one and each one is a different flavor ie Italian Almond Cream, Lemon Lavender, Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and oh maybe a few chocolate inspired ones, too like Black Forest Cake or deep dark chocolate with choco ganache icing or, or or…that way the celebration lasts longer and the tastes linger longer…
    Gulped down with dark roast coffee of course.
    L.Marie what a fun interview!
    And congrats Jill – hope your future holds more Baboons than unknown animals while you’re busy writing in Hawaii.
    hugs to you both.

  10. L. Marie, you give the author her due with these revealing (and loony) questions, Jill’s style for sure. I like that Derek thinks of Jill’s coffee addiction as “motor oil,” for so it is. I wish the three of us could celebrate with carrot cake with cream cheese icing in the freezer. But first, I must thaw it!

    Congrats, Jill, and thanks, L. Marie, for a super interview, which goes on my Facebook page pronto. 🙂

  11. Those are great – and very important – questions! I think you might want to lend your services to whoever comes up with the presidential debate questions. So much better than the “blah, blah, blah” they currently ask (and don’t get answers to anyway). Nice to see Jill here.

  12. Fun interview with Jill on the answer end! 🙂 Congrats on the new book! It’s sitting on my TBR and another copy is in the hands of a friend who thinks romance rocks–and with Jill, it always does! xo

    • Aw…thanks so much for your kind words, Bette. I appreciate you sharing with your friend. I might need to meet her because I agree with her thoughts on romance! We need more happy endings in this crazy world. Thanks for popping over. Have a great weekend…and keep your camera handy.xo

  13. That was fun. Thank you, Linda. And congratulations, Jill, on your new novel. I’ve been thinking about cake and cupcakes today. Granola bars won’t cut it. I like chocolate cake, but carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is another favorite.

  14. Those are VERY interesting questions and I’d have to say, I side with Jill on all her answers. It was so wonderful being able to celebrate Jill on another person’s site! Thank you!!!

  15. Great Q&A session!

    Beach ~ yes (although the pastries, breads, and cafe au lait in Paris are tres magnifique!)
    Baboon ~ yes
    Coffee ~ yes

    Congrats on the release of another of your offspring, Jill!

  16. Hi Jill and L. Marie – so great to see Jill over here. These were some tough questions except the last one – the cake/cupcake option over the granola bar is a no brainer! Can I get a slice of cake AND a cupcake? Me, I like vanilla with a little chocolate 🙂 Congratulations, Jill on your new book!

  17. Jill, This is so much fun. I’m dreaming about beaches in Hawaii, chocolate cake and cupcake with strong coffee (perhaps imported from Paris). The baboons are not in this dream. Congrats on your latest book! Thank you L. Marie for this interview. Happy weekend to you both!

    • Thanks so much! LOL! I can’t say I blame you about the baboon, Natalie. He doesn’t look very friendly. I’m happy you enjoyed the interview. I appreciate you popping over. Have a great week ahead!

  18. Loved this fun interview and it’s so nice to meet you L. Marie! Even though the mountains come first, I agree with Hawaii. And of course, the cake! There’s nothing to think about there! 🙂 I have to add a little sweetener in my coffee, though, and I’m stuck on that darn baboon! All joking aside, Jill, I’ve enjoyed all of your books. They offer dramatic reality with happy endings, and aren’t those what we all wish for? Thanks for hosting, L. Marie!
    ~Lauren 🧡🍂🍁

  19. Great to see Jill here and I enjoyed her answers to these questions. I had three ostriches eat bird seed out of my hands over my shoulders once. It was a horrible experience. The feathers tickled but I was scared to death of being pecked. I would also go for the baboon screeching.

    • Thank you for coming to support Jill. Your ostrich story made me smile, though I know I shouldn’t when you mentioned the horror of that experience! I’m sure I would have felt the same!

  20. What great questions, Linda! They would have had me stumped … how to choose between Paris and Hawaii? Well, the granola bar was a no-brainer … lol. Jill, I love your answers. I wish you continued success. I hope the both of you are well, safe, and happy 🙂

  21. Wonderful interview L.Marie and Jill! And, the perfect format to have Jill over as part of her book tour. I loved all the questions and answers. I’d take Hawaii and the baboon as well. And, lots of cake to celebrate. 🙂

  22. I’m with you, Jill, with the chocolate cake, even if I’m not celebrating. I hope you are having fun celebrating the success of your latest novel! L.Marie, your questions provided a fresh insight into Jill’s personality. 🙂

  23. Fun fun questions and I wasn’t surprised by the answers…except for the baboon. I mean, the first thing I thought was what if the surprise ‘feathering’ was from your muse, Jill? Could be a puppy dog or a baboon or a parrot with her colorful tail feathers urging you on. Oh well, I’m sure your muse will be with you all of November as you write on NaNoMaWri. We will miss you so much in our blogosphere. Happy writing. Oh, and I’m almost finished reading your newest book. Slowing down, ’cause I don’t want it to end. Reviews (all good) soon on Amazon and Goodreads. L. Marie – thanks for featuring one of my favorite bloggers here. ❤

  24. I’m not a city person either. But the baboon part, ha! Still, i think i’ll take the feathers… it’ll calm the shock of it appearing with no warning by brushing its feathers on me for fifteen minutes. Plus, I’ll probably fall asleep too 😉
    well, not good for writing, but relaxation helps the muse too.
    great interview, Jill and L. Marie.

  25. As with all of Jill’s books, I devoured this one. Reading these questions and answers was a lot of fun, L. Marie. I never thought of Jill as a motor oil coffee drinker! But I agree. granola is for the end of the world eating. Celebrating has to be cake maybe followed by it’s baby cupcake. I wouldn’t think any writer deep in creativity would not like to be surprised in the middle of it. I just got here a little late. Sorry.

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