Saturday, March 14, 2020

Happy Pi Day by Merrillee Whren

Several years here on the Sweet Romance Reads blog I have blogged about Pi Day. It just seems like a fun day to combine homophones Pi and Pie. I have to admit that I like Pie better than Pi. In case you've forgotten from your school days, Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159. All of you math enthusiasts may know that Pi is an irrational and transcendental number that has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond the decimal point. I also think it's interesting that most pies are a circle.

Pi Day also fits in with my upcoming release, the first book in my Pinecrest series. My heroine is super smart and a math and computer whiz. Here is a cover reveal and a blurb about the book. Be looking for a chance to preorder the book in the next couple of weeks.
Eight years earlier Jillian Rodgers left her childhood sweetheart, Sam Lawson, at the altar in search of her own future because she realized she wasn’t ready to get married. But when her mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Jillian returns to her hometown to help her family. She wonders if this could mean a second chance for Sam and her.
Sam has gone on with his life, becoming a high school teacher and part time youth pastor with a dream of building a home for troubled kids. When he encounters Jillian again, he knows he has to put the forgiveness he teaches into practice, but he has no desire to get his heart broken again and tries his best to stay clear of the woman he once thought would be his partner for life.
The circumstances of small-town life bring them together more often than Sam would like, and he finds himself falling for her all over again. But Jillian hasn’t been completely honest about her life. When that comes to light, can he still forgive and forget? Can they have a second chance at love?

What are your feelings about math?

Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.



  1. Math was my least favorite subject in school.

  2. I liked math until I took geometry.

  3. Happy Pi Day, Merrillee! Math and I were mortal enemies is school. However, one of my high school math teachers became friends with me and many of his former students. I sometimes see him at school alumni events. (I will refrain from saying how long I've known him. LOL!)

    1. Mary, so cool that you are still in touch with one of your teachers.

  4. Merrillee, the cover of your new book is beautiful. Who is your cover artist? On another note, I love pie but not pi. I am not a math person. Just the thought of geometry raises my stress! Pie, on the other hand, lowers my stress. SO, I made a berry pie and I'm about to eat a nice big piece. Happy Pi day.