House Divided by Jennifer Peel – Author Interview & $25 Giveaway

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There is a law irrevocably decreed in the state of Alabama that you must choose a team. You’re either an Auburn fan or an Alabama Fan. There is no fence sitting or waffling. It’s one or the other. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t fall in love with someone from the opposing side. They even have a name for it … House Divided.

Ellie Eaton and Brady Jackson were just such a couple, but unfortunately they were separated by more than just their loyalty to a university. Against the odds and against the rules, Ellie and Brady dove right into the forbidden current of friendship and then love. Their sweet, innocent romance was one for the storybooks, but old rules and family prejudices ultimately tore them apart, just as they were each ready to depart to their beloved universities, Ellie to Auburn and Brady to Alabama. But years later, when near tragedy strikes, they’re brought together again and given a second chance at love, this time with help from some very unlikely sources.

House Divided is a sweet romance filled with southern charm, a dash of humor and, for good measure, a pinch of lies and intrigue.


Praise for the Book

“House Divided was one of those books that made me want to ignore my children, my to-do list, my need for food, and pretty much anything else that would keep me from reading. Jennifer Peel has a real gift for depicting first love, heartbreak, and hope.”

“A tender, soft, story that truly is a gem to read.”

“Ms. Peel has created a story that stands as a tribute to true southern gentility, it’s foibles and strengths. Truly a beautiful read that gives heart and meaning to true devotion. She truly knows how to weave a story that has beauty and true southern charm.”


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Jennifer Peel HeadshotAuthor Jennifer Peel

I’m a Colorado native who currently calls Alabama home. I’m the mother of three amazing children who have grown up way too fast. I enjoy the mountains, vacations at the beach, date night with my husband, late night talks with my kiddos, touring model homes, and pink bubblegum ice cream.

I grew up on the Western Slope in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I learned to love the beauty of the outdoors, but not camping–unless staying overnight at the Marriott counts. I met my husband while living in Denver and then several years later we traded the beauty and majesty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains for the art and culture of Chicago, Illinois. My family and I enjoyed living near this world class city, despite the crazy cold winters, but new adventures awaited in Northern Alabama–just six hours away from Orange Beach, Alabama. These three magical places (the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Chicago, and Orange Beach) are the inspired locations used in several of my books.

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Author Interview

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon, Julie Andrews, Jimmy Fallon


What is one book everyone should read?

To Kill a Mockingbird

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
I love cereal. It’s great for any meal.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m currently working on a romantic comedy about accountants and basketball. I’m also working on a three book series called the Women of Merryton, set in the fictional town of Merryton, Colorado.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?Any Thomas Rhett song fits Brady perfectly.


How do you react to a bad review?
On a good day –?fetal position, Benadryl for sleeping, and chocolate … you get the picture.

What do you do in your free time?

I love Zumba and going to concerts and plays. And once in a while we will play a mean game of Scattergories in my house. I’m the reigning champion. I haven’t lost yet.
What is your guilty pleasure?

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels from the?Chocolate Crocodile


Do you like the spotlight or lurking in the shadows?

I definitely don’t like the spotlight, so this career path can be a little much to take at times.
Do you write as you go or do you have the book all planned out from page 1?
I typically write as I go, but as things come to me, I will write notes for future use and reminders.
Most embarrassing?moment?
I came down from the pulpit at church after speaking and I wasn’t paying attention and I walked right past the pew where my family was sitting and went to sit in the pew behind me. I was so startled not to see my own family that I faltered and practically fell into the lap of the dad sitting there. Of course everyone in the congregation noticed and years later people will still talk about it.
Describe your book in 5 words.
Southern charm meets sweet romance.
Titles: do you write the books first and the title comes next or does the title come to you as you write?
I usually have a pretty good idea what the title will be before I actually start writing the book.

Do your friends or enemies ever find themselves in your books?
Absolutely! Some of the best traits and personalities in my books are reflective of my friends.
If you were not a writer, what would you like to do?
I would be a therapist for sure.
Do your characters really talk to you?
I don’t know if I would say they talk to me, but I listen to them have conversations with each other all the time. They even wake me up.
Are you for or against books being made into movies?
I would love for my books to be made into movies, especially House Divided and Professional Boundaries.
Where is your favorite spot to write?
Maybe this sounds weird, but I loved to write on my bed, propped up by lots of pillows.
About how long does it take to write a book??
I have a written a novel in as little as three weeks, but typically it takes me a few months.


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  1. Thank you for hosting the tour and spotlighting me today!