Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Longest Day by Janice Lynn

 Many of us have special projects/things that are near and dear to our hearts. For me, Quilts of Valor is definitely one of those organizations, but I am currently involved in a very special fundraiser for Alzheimer's called The Longest Day. June 20th is that day. A day specifically set aside for Alzheimer awareness and raising funds for research. In the US, Alzheimer's Disease is the 6th leading cause of death. That means most of us probably know someone or multiple someones who have battled this disease or lost someone to it. In 2020, my agent's grandmother died from Alzheimer's. Six years ago a dear friend (Lisa Child) lost her mother to Alzheimer's. And, another dear friend's mother is currently in a memory care unit slowly losing her battle to Alzheimer's. When Honey died (agent's grandmother) myself and two author friends (Lisa Childs & Kat Brookes) wanted to do something. This disease is so heart-wrenching and is aptly called the longest goodbye. 

We each wrote a sweet, small town romance of between 20k-25k and are donating our proceeds to the Alzheimer's Association (world's largest non-profit funding Alzheimer's research) to help find a cure. Forget Me Not is available for pre-order now and the official release day is July 6th. It's a great price of only 99 cents through July 12, 2020. If you love small town, sweet romances, then be sure to grab your copy & know you're doing a little something to help find a cure, as well. 

Book 1 – A LOVE MEANT TO BE by Janice Lynn When Bellamy Collins’ mother is injured, she flies home to Potluck, Georgia. Other than brief holiday visits over the past ten years, Bellamy had done her best to steer clear of her hometown and the man she’d once given her heart to. Just thinking about Mason made her heart hurt, so she shouldn’t have been surprised at the emotions seeing him again stirs up in her. So much had been left unresolved between them when she left to pursue her career on Broadway. She’d found success and happiness in New York, but her foolish heart seems determined to be trampled over again. No matter how drawn she still is to him, nothing has changed. She’ll be leaving as soon as her mother is on her feet, and Mason will be continuing on with his life in Potluck. Mason Waldron knew nothing would keep Bellamy from coming home to stay with her mother after her accident. Not even the chance of running into him. He’d moved on after their relationship ended, but the marriage, one he’d jumped into for all the wrong reasons, had ended in divorce. Now he’s raising his young daughter alone and knows it’s not only his heart that could be broken if he lets Bellamy into his life again. Can they find a way to be friends without his heart yearning for more? The more time they spend together, the more Mason knows theirs is a love that’s meant to be, but how can his small-town life ever compete with the bright lights of the stage?

Book 2 – A LOVE SO TRUE by Lisa Childs True Morgan has always longed for the kind of love for herself that her parents found when they met in second grade. Ever since the day her dad declared his love in a homemade Valentine and her mother checked the box that she felt the same, they’d been inseparable. With her mother gone too soon to Alzheimer’s disease, True is worried about her father, but she’s also worried about the single father of one of her young students. She’s worried that she’s falling for him. Blake Walters has a secret…crush on his daughter’s teacher. Unfortunately that’s not the only secret the single father is keeping, and because of that, he can’t risk getting involved with anyone - even someone as beautiful and sweet as True Morgan. 

Book 3 – A LOVE WORTH HOLDING ON TO by Kat Brookes Professional bull rider Tucker McGraw fell in love with Jenni Lee Sanders in high school. That love grew while traveling the rodeo circuit together. Then Tucker suffered a devastating injury that not only ended his bull riding career, but his chance at a future with Jenni Lee. She’d been prepared to give up professional barrel racing to help care for him during his lengthy recovery. Only he loved her too much to take that from her, so he’d done the only thing he could – he set her free. She deserved more than a broken-down cowboy whose well-planned future had suddenly hit an impassable roadblock. Jenni Lee’s heart had never fully healed after Tucker McGraw ended their relationship. Now, nearly two years later, she runs into her ex at the Yellow Rose Rodeo and all those old feelings comes rushing back. To make matters worse, her daddy hires Tucker to help out at the ranch until he’s back on his feet so Jenni Lee can return to barrel racing. But Jenni Lee isn’t about to trust Tucker to stick around and see things through. Not when he’d prone to running off when things get tough. Only the more time she spends with Tucker, the more Jenni Lee realizes there’s something she wants more than another rodeo championship. She wants another chance at finding happiness with Tucker. Because theirs truly is a love worth holding on to.

Buy at AMAZON , B&N, or APPLE

If you'd like to make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, you can do so through our "Writers for a Cause" The Longest Day team page HERE  I know every family affected by Alzheimer's appreciates everything that is done to help further a cure being found.

How about you? What are your special projects/organizations that are near and dear to your heart? Has Alzheimer's touched your life directly or indirectly? 

Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope coming October 26, 2021 from Hallmark Publishing

USA Today, Wall Street Journal, & Publishers Weekly Bestselling author JANICE LYNN lives in Tennessee with her Prince Charming, their kids who think they're all royalty, her vivid imagination, an adorable Maltese named Halo who's the true princess of the house, and bunches of unnamed dust bunnies that moved in after Janice started her writing career. In addition to writing romance, Janice is a nurse practitioner, a quilter, an exercise queen, a military mama, and an avid supporter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Just kidding on the exercise queen.   WRAPPED UP IN CHRISTMAS & WRAPPED UP IN CHRISTMAS JOY are available at AMAZON Barnes & Noble WALMART

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