Make a Memory…

Thank you readers for your support of The Kidnapped Christmas Bride.  I am thrilled so many of you are reading it and enjoying it, and thank you so very very much for the reviews.  Those reviews really matter so I’m hugely grateful that so many of you have taken time to post one at Amazon!


I was asked recently about the inspiration behind the story, and this story really comes from Trey and McKenna themselves.  They’ve been dating since high school and have a long, intense history…17 years of history…so their ‘story’ is emotional and bittersweet, and in Trey’s case, filled with yearning and regret.  So when I sat down to write their romance story, one song really stood out in my mind, and that was Bon Jovi’s “Make a Memory”.  

The song, “Make a Memory” even helped inspire the back cover blurb with “All he wants is a Christmas memory…”

Are you familiar with the song?

Let me know if you’ve read the story yet and I’m dying to hear what you think!  I’ve got a thank you prize for one of you so comment and a winner will be drawn Monday morning, and the prize is a box of holiday cheer that includes the print anthology, A Very Marietta Christmas, a Starbucks drink card and lots of reader treats.




  1. I have not read it yet, it is burning a hole in my kindle, along with a few other…I am in Magnolia Bay right now… I love the Bon Jovi song…
    Merry Christmas, Jane!

  2. I loved their story and really enjoyed how you made us understand the depth of their relationship. That is one of my favorite songs as well. It reminds me of an old boyfriend, that we just never quite were in the same place at the same time years later. Merry Christmas Jane!

  3. It’s on my TBR for the holiday break from work. Can’t wait to have the time to sit down and read it!! And I wasn’t familiar with the song, thanks for sharing it.

  4. Bon Jovi is one of my favs and I am very familiar with this song..Loved reading The Kidnapped Christmas Bride.. I think Trey is one of my fav Heroes.

  5. I haven’t read it yet but just the fact that the Bon Jovi song touched you in the same way it did me makes me want to read it more now. The song has a powerful message.

    Can’t wait to read the book 🙂

  6. I am enjoying the book so much, just heard the song and it has brought tears to these 63 yr old eyes. I have a old and dear love that has not diminished in years, but a love that could never be fully enjoyed. I had millions of beautiful memories that I cherish and relive every day . Enjoy every moment with your love
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. I have not had a chance to read it yet, but I can’t wait till I can. We are moving and I am wrapping up my Fall class. Merry Christmas Jane!

  8. I have not had the pleasure of reading the book yet but I have heard the song before. It definitely is a song that makes you think of things. 🙂 Merry Christmas & thanks for the chance.

  9. I haven’t read the book yet it sounds like it will be another great book by you. I am familiar with the song and really love it. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for the chance to win!

  10. I have not read it yet. It is however on my wishlist to buy. I’ve got a kindle app full of books to get through right now. I just joined the e-book crowd and I am totally hooked now!

  11. I love that song 🙂 – really love that you posted that, great songs always give me a visual with them. I just finished the Love Me, Cowboy Copper Mountain Rodeo anthology, love love loved it! Review to come for sure.:) The Kidnapped Christmas Bride is up next.

  12. Have to download the book. I have so many to read. I have not heard the song, but will listen to it. Have a blessed day!

  13. It is on my Kindle and is next on my reading list! Just need to finish up the novel I am currently reading. Oh, how I love Bon Jovi! Merry Christmas to you and your family Jane!

  14. Read it and loved it. I’m going to try and catch up on my reviews this weekend so hopefully I’ll have one up on Amazon and Goodreads this weekend.

  15. I haven’t read it yet. Truth be told, I’m still on the same book from November. I’ve been so busy I haven’t had much time to read. And that makes me sad. : ) I miss my reading time.

  16. I haven’t read it yet, but I did purchase it a little bit ago. Looking forward to reading it. Also wanted to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family. May it be everything that you want it to be.

  17. I’ve not had the chance to read it yet. Thanks for sharing the inspiration behind the book! Merry Christmas!

  18. I am dying to read another book of yours! How could I NOT have this yet? My life was drab before Jane Porter!!

  19. I have not read it yet because I am not allowed to buy any new books until after Christmas by orders of my family. Look out December 26.

  20. Loved the book, it was just good all the way through and when I was done I couldn’t pick up another book for 2 days that never happens to me. I will listen to the song tonight when the house is quite so I can hear it.

  21. I bought a copy as soon as the book came out but sadly I didn’t read it yet. I’m super busy at work but I’ll read it this month for sure!

  22. Have not read it yet, but any Jane Porter book will be great! What fun to know the song behind the story. Thanks Jane for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  23. #1, Girl from W VA you have one! Please email me privately with your mail address so I can get your book and goodies out to you pronto! Happy Holiday and congrats. 🙂

    1. thanks much!!!! just checked this and found out i won!!! thanks for sending a reminder post on facebook to check for winners!!!

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