Who: Jenni Brummett writes historical fiction infused with light and hope. She worked for five years as a book buyer for a used bookstore, matchmaking lovers of the written word with the perfect story. A student of horticulture and historic preservation, Jenni has volunteered at local museums and wielded her green thumb in the gardens of a historic estate.
She is married to her High School sweetheart, and their courtship is recorded in her journals for posterity (or not). She is a full time mom of one and a part time Office Manager at a physical therapy office.
A California native, she currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she satiates her love of hiking, biking, and bird watching, all while sipping copious amounts of coffee.
What: Vintage Gothic romance novels hold a special place in Jenni’s heart. Stories set in a decrepit house rife with secrets and occupied by women of strong integrity and character. Enter the Byronic hero, weighed down by a tragic past and a soul in need of romance (although he would never admit it to himself or the woman bent on crashing through the walls he’s erected). Mix in an atmosphere of foreboding and a villain who causes emotional upheaval and you have a recipe for romantic suspense that will keep you up at night.
Where: Jenni’s completed novel is set in 19th century Key West. When New England mill girl Marjorie Reddick inherits her uncle’s shipwreck salvage company, she must rely on the Lord-and an infuriating man-to keep the business afloat.
In process is a story set amidst the fog-shrouded hills north of San Francisco where dairies proliferate and high cliffs trip unsteady feet. A milkmaid who craves recognition and a lawyer who tries to keep his past concealed must set their differences aside to find a lost loved one who’s slipped into the dark abyss of depression.
When: Please connect with me on my Facebook author page. I regularly post pictures, quotes, and historic floor plans. https://www.facebook.com/JenniBrummettAuthor
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- Sincerely, Saturday
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Why: Jenni reads because she’s a curator of stories. She writes because she longs to learn from, and connect with you in the real world. This rapport, this habit of listening to each other and creating community involves a level of engagement that really does enrich the soul. If you’d like to exchange books lists, Jenni has dream shelves on Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/24732222-jenni