Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

THE WEATHER GIRLS
Friday, August 27, 2021 by JENNIFER LYNN CARY

PLEASE WELCOME

JENNIFER LYNN CARY

TO

FICTION FRIDAY

Where do I begin…? (Imagine the “Theme to Love Story” with Perry Como singing.)

It’s still a valid question.

The story behind the story for my latest trilogy, The Weather Girls, definitely has its root in 1960s music. I loved 60s music, still do. I followed WLS in Chicago with Larry Lujak in the mornings and Chuck Buell in the afternoon. I remember shocking my mother by identifying a new song by Paul Revere and the Raiders the first time I heard it.

“How did you know?”

It sounded like them. They had a sound, a brand.

So, now I’m sort of building a brand of my own—the 1955-1975 niche. Even wrote a series that I enjoyed so much, the era and all, I decided to try that locale again.

This time I planned a trilogy around three songs from the mid-60s—“Sunny,” “Stormy,” and “Windy.” I decided they were sisters. What if their last name was Day?

And that’s how I came up with The Weather Girls. I researched my hometown (that I left as a high school junior in 1972, so memories are a big influence). I learned that the Seiberling Mansion (famous Kokomo landmark) was built because of a gas boom at the end of the 1800s and imagined my main character somehow owning a similar mansion. With the city’s background, it was fun to set the deep backstory.

I also came up with a legendary sycamore tree at the fake mansion—as tradition has it, if a couple kisses beneath its branches and a cardinal alights in it, the couple will have a long loving life together.

MORE ABOUT THE WEATHER GIRLS

The first book concerns the eldest Day sister, Sunny. She’s the perfectionist, ultra-reliable one whose bad weekend spills over onto Monday where she breaks up with her boyfriend only to lose her job. Due to his wife. He was married? Were there tell-tale signs? Had she been too trusting? There’s only one thing to do when life dumps that kind of trouble—run home to Gramma. Except, somehow that sweet little old lady gets her doing the unthinkable. Now she’s committed, but can she make it?

Sunny releases September 6, 2021

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BKPFCJD

She got stood up on Valentine’s Day…

…Then she lost her job

Could the legend of the cardinal change her luck?

 

Book two is about the middle sister, Stormy—and boy does she have a reactive temper. As her soon-to-be-ex is learning. But does she have the full story? And can he hang in there, through it all, to get her to come home?

Stormy launches October 9, 2021.

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BKMGXGK

She doesn’t want to talk about it…

…He has no idea what he said.

Will these two ever learn to communicate?

 

The final book in the trilogy, Windy, is about the youngest sister, the artist, and an accident waiting to happen. She put the oops into oopsie-daisy. But she needs to start behaving like a grown-up. She’s not a little kid anymore. Windy will convince her family she’s an adult, even if it kills her. And if she can’t get some sleep, it just might.

Windy is available November 9, 2021.

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BP31CMJ

She grew up without a mother…

…but her little one wouldn’t.

Can the cardinal help her find true love?

 

ABOUT JENNIFER LYNN CARY

Historical Christian Romance author, Jennifer Lynn Cary, likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small-town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series and The Relentless series as well as the stand-alone novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café and her recent split-time novel The Traveling Prayer Shawl.

LINKS

website: https://www.jenniferlynncary.com  

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1030580.Jennifer_Lynn_Cary

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jennifer-lynn-cary

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjenniferlynncary

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenny.cary_author

 

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