Giving Back by Janice Lynn



It is better to give than receive. Most of us have probably heard that numerous times over our life. It's true. At least, for me it sure has been. 




When I sold to Hallmark Publishing, I'd never heard of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Hard to believe since they play such an integral role in my Hallmark stories, but it's true. I sold in September 2018 and my son enlisted in the Army National Guard in November. I decided I wanted to make him a patriotic quilt that I started on the day he left for boot camp in January and finished on the day I picked him up in March. 


I began looking at quilt patterns online and kept coming across "QOV", "Quilts of Valor", and "QOVF". When I clicked to see what that was I was blown away by their mission because it so closely matched what my quilter heroine did in Wrapped Up in Christmas. I'm a quilter (by heart, not skill, believe me) so I got involved with the organization. 


I've now presented 3 quilts to military servicemen and been involved with making several. Let me tell you, one of the greatest honors of my life was wrapping a 97 year old WWII POW veteran in a Quilt of Valor and welcoming him home. It gave me all the warm fuzzies and even just writing about it makes me smile and feel good inside. 


Being involved with Quilts of Valor has changed my life for the better in so many ways. I love using my stories to bring awareness to their wonderful mission and hope I always do well by them. 


I truly believe that doing for others is where deep down happiness comes from so if you're not involved with an organization or a church group or a friend group where you can lift yourself up by lifting up someone else, I highly recommend you find your passion and get involved. 


About Janice Lynn



Janice Lynn is a USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Janice writes sweet romances for Hallmark Publishing and writes contemporary Medical Romances for Harlequin. Her books have won numerous awards, including the National Readers' Choice Award, the Golden Quill for Best Short contemporary Romance and for Best First Book, Romantic Times Magazine's American Title, and the Holt Medallion Award of Merit. Janice lives in Tennessee with her Prince Charming, their seven kids, her vivid imagination, and an adorable Maltese named Halo who's the true princess of the house. In addition to writing romance, Janice is a nurse practitioner, a quilter, an exercise queen, a military mama and a member of and an avid supporter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Just kidding on the exercise queen.

 

For more information, please visit www.janicelynn.com. You can also connect with the author on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/janicemarielynn

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Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope

He’s willing to risk his life to save others.
Is she willing to risk her heart on him?

Morgan’s late husband was a daredevil…and now she’s a widowed single mom. All she wants now is to set up a stable life for herself and her son in the small town of Pine Hill, Kentucky.

Andrew’s a firefighter who thrives on the rush of saving others. His secret dream is to become a smokejumper and fight raging wildfires across the country. But it’ll mean leaving his hometown and the people who rely on him.
Morgan and Andrew are drawn together as they both volunteer to make quilts for veterans at the local quilt shop. Morgan’s son looks up to Andrew, and Morgan can’t help but notice how good Andrew is with him. Meanwhile, Andrew’s torn between his ambition and his growing attraction to Morgan. They both have choices to make about their future…and about each other.

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