22 July 2020

Falling for the Innkeeper | Excerpt + Giveaway

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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?

Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: July 21, 2020


They walked outside and Jonathan studied the neighboring restaurant. “Mr. G’s Diner,” he said, reading the sign. “What do they serve?”

“Irish-Indian fusion.”

He gaped at her. He looked…different this evening. He still wore his dress shirt, but no jacket and no tie. He’d left the top button open at his neck, and he looked less in control, somehow, less “master of the universe,” but also more relaxed. More free.

He was holding the bag with the dishwasher brush and the rattraps in his left hand. She had to admit that there was something kind of swoon-worthy about a man who knew how to take apart a dishwasher, and who wasn’t afraid to wrestle rats.

“That’s not a real thing, is it?” he asked. “Irish-Indian fusion?”

“Oh, yeah, it’s real. And pretty decent, actually.” Now that they were talking about food, Laura realized she was hungry.

“What’s on the menu? Curry meat loaf? Corned beef tikka masala?”

“Uh, no,” she said. “But come on. I can tell you want to try it.”

He made a face. “Is it wrong that I’m scared?”

She laughed. “Yes, Harvard. Man up. A little experimental cuisine won’t kill you.”

“Are you insulting my masculinity now?” he asked, lips twitching. He was clearly more amused than annoyed.

She gave him a friendly little pat on the arm. “There, there, Harvard. Your masculinity is fine.”

He snorted. “Just what every man wants to hear from a beautiful woman.”


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.


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

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  1. I liked the excerpt, sounds good.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing!!