Sunday, May 24, 2009

Jillian Dare: A Novel by Melanie M. Jeschke

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Jillian Dare: A Novel

Revell (May 1, 2009)


Melanie M. Jeschke


Melanie Morey Jeschke (pronounced jes-key), a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from University of Virginia as a Phi Beta Kappa with an Honors degree in English Literature and a minor in European and English History.

A free-lance travel writer, Melanie contributed the Oxford chapter to the Rick Steves’ England 2006 guidebook. She is a member of the Capital Christian Writers and Christian Fiction Writers as well as three book clubs, and taught high-school English before home-schooling most of her nine children. Melanie lectures on Lewis and Tolkien, Oxford, and writing, and gives inspirational talks to all manner of groups, including university classes, women’s clubs, young professionals, teens, and school children.

A fourth generation pastor’s wife (her father Dr. Earl Morey is a retired Presbyterian minister), Melanie resides in the Greater Washington, D.C. area with her children and husband Bill Jeschke, a soccer coach and the Senior Pastor of The King’s Chapel, an non-denominational Christian church in Fairfax, Virginia.


Jillian Dare leaves her Shenandoah Valley foster home behind and strikes out on her own as a nanny at a large country estate in northern Virginia. She is delighted with the beauty of her new home, the affection of her young charge Cadence Remington, and the opportunity for frequent travel to the Remington castle in England.

She is less certain about her feelings for her handsome but moody employer, Ethan. In spite of herself, Jillian realizes she is falling for her boss. But how can a humble girl ever hope to win a wealthy man of the world? And what dark secrets from the past is he hiding? This contemporary story, inspired by the well-loved classic Jane Eyre, will capture readers' hearts.

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Deanna said...

I did not request this book to read, but I wish I had! Despite having not read it, I posted the description on my blog for my readers because I have a group that I just know this will appeal to!

Tarasview said...

scheduled to post

Georgiana said...

Scheduled for tomorrow morning :)

Anonymous said...

i'm up with a review at

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted even thought I didn't sign up for this.


Jenny said...

Posted & pinged.

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

Smilingsal said...

Read, enjoyed, reviewed, and pinged.

Rel said...

Up down under - review to come!

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and pinged.

Ruth said...


CherryBlossomMJ said...


ReviewsbyHeidi said...

Mine is posted, reviewed, and pinged.

Andi said...

Posted and pinged.

Pattie said...

Posted, reviewed, pinged, loved it!

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Pepper Basham said...

posted and reviewed - now off to ping

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Pam said...

Posted and pinged.

carla stewart said...

Posted and pinged.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Up, reviewed, off to ping.

elizabeth said...

Posted, reviewed and pinged. :)

Kim said...

I'm up with a review and pinged

Window To My World

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & pinged!

KeepItSimple said...

Posted and pinged.

Mocha with Linda said...

Posted, reviewed and pinged. Good book.

Brittanie said...


Sunny said...

scheduled for Wed's

Jasmine said...


Allie said...

Review and post up - day behind - thought today was Tuesday... *sigh*

Margie Vawter said...

Posted and pinged. :) This book looks like a wonderful read . . . almost wish I had requested it, but with CCWC this month, I know my limits. I'll put it on my wish list. :)

loves to read said...

posted. great book!