Resort to Romance series with Jill Kemerer

Hi, reader friends! Today, we welcome back our author friend Jill Kemerer to celebrate Resort to Romance,  a new multi-author novella series, and A Meddled Match, her new release, with a peek behind the scenes and a giveaway! Watch for reviews of each novella in Hope By The Book magazine’s online bonus content!

behind the scenes

One of the questions I’m asked the most is “Where do you get your ideas?” I rarely give a good response because I don’t always know! However, I can answer it for the Resort to Romance Series.

The Resort to Romance series is a multi-author series of ten sweet romance novellas set on a fictional island in the Bahamas. These are light-hearted, clean romances destined to warm you up through the final months of winter. A new novella releases each week—starting today!

Here’s the premise:

It’s Matchmaking Week at an all-inclusive resort on a private island in the Bahamas. Each guest has been expertly paired and is here to enjoy one full week with their match. While there’s no money-back guarantee on the paid trip, the participants are guaranteed to find love!

The Origin of Resort to Romance

Jessica R. Patch is one of my best friends. She writes inspirational romantic suspense novels for Love Inspired Suspense. We share the same agent and the same editor! Dare I say we share the same sense of humor, too? We talk pretty much every weekday.

So last February, she “called” me (we use the walkie-talkie Voxer App), and we chatted about some writing projects other authors were doing. One of our mutual friends had taken part in a multi-author series, and we thought it looked like fun. We started throwing out ideas—just for laughs.

At that point we weren’t thinking we would put our own series together. We were being silly. We explored different settings. What about an island? What if it was Matchmaking Week? Who owned the island? Why was there Matchmaking Week?

Somehow two eccentric sisters—older ladies, spinsters—owned the island. Why would they be into Matchmaking Week? Naturally, their old friend, Cooter Jo Franklin (I kid you not, that name flew out of one of our mouths!) gave them the island.

We were howling with laughter at this point. As we got more ideas—and they were so over the top!—we’d check in with each other.

By late afternoon, the idea had grabbed us both. The decision was instant. We were putting together our own romance series.

The Creation of Resort to Romance

Since Jessica and I have similar work ethics, we quickly divided up the various responsibilities that come with spearheading a project like this. We initially invited fourteen established authors in the sweet and inspirational romance genres, and we ended up having ten authors total.

Each novella takes place at the same place and time with the same parameters. Some of the characters make cameos in the other stories. The two eccentric spinster sisters? Well, expect to see plenty of Ginny and Goldie Sterling throughout the series.

Resort to Romance kicks off today with my novella, A Meddled Match! For this week only, it’s available for the bargain price of $0.99. In fact, you can preorder each novella in the series for only $0.99! A week after each book releases, their price goes up to $2.99, so buy them now!

Thank you so much for having me today! We had fun coming up with Resort to Romance, and we hope each book is just as fun for readers!


about the series

A Meddled Match by Jill Kemerer

A Messed Up Match by Jessica R. Patch

Met Her Match by Susan L. Tuttle

Moonlight Match by Kristina Knight

Unexpected Match by Constance Phillips

Match Me If You Can by Krista Phillips

Mismatched Melody by Jodie Bailey

A Match for Mr. Write by Jennifer Shirk

Rematched by Julie Jarnagin

Match You Like Crazy by Johnnie Alexander


about the book

A Meddled Match 
by Jill Kemerer

Gavin Sterling wants no part of Matchmaking Week, but his eccentric great aunts insist he fill in for a no-show or he won’t have a chance at inheriting their island resort. Surprisingly, his match intrigues him. Mollie is blunt, sassy, and best of all, has no idea he’s the son of a billionaire.

Mollie Macomb needs a relaxing vacation without the dating drama. A relationship with Gavin would never work in the real world, anyhow. He’s a gorgeous businessman. She’s a quirky failure. But even the unlikeliest couple can find love during Matchmaking Week…

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about the author

Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of contemporary Christian romance novels with Harlequin™ Love Inspired. She is the president of Maumee Valley Romance Authors, Inc. and is a contributor to the group blog, Ladies of Love Inspired.

Jill’s books have been finalists in the Frasier Contest and the Genesis contest,  and she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor degree in electrical engineering.  She’s a member of ACFW and MVRAI.

Jill’s essentials include coffee, M&Ms, fluffy animals, stacks of books and long nature walks. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. Jill loves connecting with readers, so please visit her website and sign up for her newsletter.


Resort to Romance series



Jill has provided an ebook of A Meddled Match for one Faithfully Bookish reader friend!

ends 2/26

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Do you have any questions about the series, reader friends?
Jill would love to help you out!

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