Count the Roses

Written By: Jackie Weger


by Jackie Weger


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I could not decide between two covers, so I bought both. I love, love, love this cover. It captures the essence of the story arc. I hope you think so, too.

A classic romance for the ages, Count the Roses is an unforgettable love story with characters and events that will linger in your mind long after you’ve read the book.

“I can go on and on about it…but  this book is an entertainer through and through, I absolutely loved reading Count The Roses.” ~njkinny

Betrayed and jilted, Jennifer Dewitt finds solace in a new job and new city. Men and marriage are not on her radar. Adrien Merrill’s divorce leaves him bitter and jaded. In Cajun custom, pride rules. Yet Adrien aches for a woman to fill his days with laughter, his nights with passion, and his house with children. He sets his sights on Jennifer and runs right into stubborn, mouthy and independent. He soon discovers the line between pride and love is as whisper thin as a fine silk thread.

“The author’s descriptions of the bayou and New Orleans are fantastic. I loved the characters–all of them. They felt real, like people I would like to know. I  became involved in their circumstances, in the tragedies of their pasts.  This really is an unforgettable story.” ~DJ Faz.

“The setting and the people in the book are very realistic. Cajuns are very prideful people and very grounded in tradition and past and carrying these on to future generations. The author did a good job relating this in the story. Great read if you love to read about New Orleans and want a great love story.” ~ s. juarez

Count The Roses

Here is the first cover, I could not resist. Love it, bought it. But adore the portrayal of Jennifer on the other.


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The Cafe du Monde is the best place to be in New Orleans when it rains. Here’s why…the damp air brings out of the rafters the smell of old New Orleans–exotic spices from China, India and Madagascar. The sweet fragrance of fresh-cut sugarcane and the musty aroma of dirt and mud that colors Old Man River. You are there with Napoleon’s soldiers, the French casket girls as they walk hand-in-hand from the Cathedral to the convent. Horses snort, free people of color and Acadians move in and out of shops with the utmost grace. You can hear the singsong of a dozen languages and dialects, German, Spanish, Creole, French, English and Italian and the West African.

Shoot. Sometimes I wish I wrote historicals instead of contemporary romance. Reminding you though, for all of the excitement in the city, real living and loving happens in bayou country. That’s where you’ll find Jennifer DeWitt and Adrien Merrill. I hope you enjoy meeting them.

@JackieWeger 2016

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  1. Donna Fasano says:

    Downloaded the Word doc sneak peek. I cannot wait for this book to be published! Thanks for the sneak peek!

  2. Jackie Weger says:

    You are so welcome!

  3. Mary Smith says:

    So looking forward to this coming out. When did you say? How do I have to wait?

  4. Mary Smith says:

    I meant to say how LONG do I have to wait! Doh. Sorry.
    I do wish we could edit a blog comment when we see our mistake.

  5. Rich Meyer says:

    Got the Sneak Peek and it looks mighty good. 🙂

  6. Dale Furse says:

    Adrien sounds yummy. Hope Jennifer builds a yummy menu. 🙂

  7. Rosie Dean says:

    Downloaded. Will sneak a peek this weekend.

  8. Pat W. says:

    Will download

  9. EM Kaplan says:

    Fantastic cover. Looks like a winner!

  10. Mimi Barbour says:

    Loved the sneak peek. Good luck with the book.. 🙂

  11. Susan Tarr says:

    Whoop whoop! Another lovely book out, Jackie. Huge congratulations. X

  12. Yes, great covers. Looking forward to reading the inside!

  13. Julie Frayn says:

    So… maybe it’s time to take a crack at historical romance? 🙂 I agree, the covers are top-notch.

  14. Love your multi-sensual description of New Orleans!

  15. KC Crocker says:

    I love the cover and can’t wait to read it!?

  16. Deanna Stevens says:

    I enjoyed reading Count the Roses 🙂

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  18. The scents are evocative!

  19. Mary Smith says:

    Got Count the Roses loaded on my Kindle for my holiday reading next week.

  20. Sharon Guagliardo says:

    Shared on Twitter and Facebook.Sounds good.

  21. Wow! This may be your best work yet! Can’t wait to read!

  22. Jenna Niel says:

    Downloaded! Thanks for the great read!

  23. minibea12 says:

    Count the Roses sounds like a fun romance to read! FB:Nicole Sender

  24. Lisa Ogle says:

    Looking forward to this book.

  25. DK Stevens says:

    One good book! loved it 🙂

  26. Elisa says:

    So excited for a sneak peek!! Thank you so much!!

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