I have two of those to share with you this week—news about a new book and the paperback release of A Wish in Irish Falls.
New book news—I’m a Harlequin Heartwarming author
As you may have seen in my recent newsletter or on social media, I’ve just signed a contract to write a story for Harlequin Books Heartwarming series.
With “uplifting romances where the bonds of friendship, family, and community unite,” the Heartwarming line is a great fit for my writing and I’m thrilled to be working with my new editor there.
My first book for Heartwarming is a sweet western romance set in Montana and will likely be out in e-book and paperback in early 2022.
What’s new about my writing for Harlequin Heartwarming?
It has a western setting so think ranch life, campfires, cowboy culture, horses, and a big western sky.
The book will be a bit shorter too, circa 70,000 words instead of 90,000 and with a lower sensuality level—hugs and kisses only.
What will stay the same?
As in my Firefly Lake trilogy and Wishing Tree books, my Montana book is a sweet, feel-good story with small-town charm and features relationships between family, friends and pets alongside a central romance.
How does this new book relate to my own life?
Almost as soon as I could walk, I had a pair of cowboy boots and hat, although as a girly girl I usually wore them with pink dresses and a sparkly necklace from the dressing-up box.
Pickup trucks are part of my DNA (although having one of my own as an adult is still on the bucket list!), along with a childhood spent playing in barn haylofts and climbing straw stacks–here I am at age eight with my mom joining in.
I’ve also had many wonderful vacations in Montana, colloquially known as “Big Sky Country,” and one of my happy places is driving along a rural western road at sunset in summer, the land stretching to the horizon as far as I can see—small in the world but with a sense of limitless possibilities.
I hope you’ll join me on my “Montana adventure,” and I’m excited about sharing more of this new book with you as the months go on.
The paperback of A Wish in Irish Falls is here
Get a copy on Amazon here (look for “paperback” on the book’s Amazon landing page).
A Wish in Irish Falls is also available on Kindle and is free with Kindle Unlimited.
“[An] emotional story filled with loss, hope, and learning to start over again. My heart was hooked right from the very start. Jen Gilroy creates a small town you never want to leave!”
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