Saving Hannah by J.P. Barnaby
Cover Artist: Tiferet Design
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to host J.P. Barnaby here today on tour for her latest novel, Saving Hannah. Welcome, J.P.
A Chat with Hannah Aberthol
Saving Hannah, while a romantic suspense, is at its core—a love story. It’s a love story between two men and a little girl. Hannah has leukemia and her father, Thomas, will do anything to get her the medical care she needs. Aleks has loved Thomas since college and wants to help them both. Along with the suspenseful elements, there is a lot of love.
I thought it would be fun to sit down with little Hannah and talk about her role in the book, her relationship with her father, and how she feels about the developments in their relationship.
JP: Hi Hannah, thanks for sitting down with me today.
Hannah: Hello. It’s nice to see you again. Daddy said you helped us become a family.
JP: Well, I just wrote it down. That was all your daddy and Aleks. They’re good guys.
Hannah: Meemaw said Daddy is a good man who did a bad thing. Aleks is a good man too. He helped me with the doctors and medicine and stuff.
JP: How are you feeling, Hannah?
Hannah: Way better. Daddy says I can go to school soon.
JP: That’s great! Are you looking forward to that?
Hannah: Yeah, I just wish my hair were longer. They’re gonna make fun of me.
JP: Tell them you were in a rock band and shaved your head.
Hannah: That’s silly. And a lie. Daddy said we’re only supposed to lie about certain things.
JP: That’s got to be a scary thing.
Hannah: Yeah. I’m scared I’m going to mess up and something bad will happen.
JP: Tell you what, if I don’t write it—it won’t happen. And I won’t write something bad happening to you. Does that make it better?
Hannah: You can do that?
Hannah: You’re the bestest ever! I’m gonna go tell Daddy and Aleks. See you later!
Thomas Aberthol’s luck has run out. His daughter, Hannah, needs a miracle he can’t deliver. A hacker with a felony record, Thomas has little chance of finding work that will provide the care she needs. Out of money, out of options, and out of hope, he throws himself on the mercy of someone he never thought to see again.
Even after ten years, Aleksander Sanna still dreams of that drunken kiss. A perfect moment in time when Thomas wanted him. In his world of elegant code and high finance, the picture he holds of Thomas torments him in the dark of night.
Their worlds collide as Thomas interviews for the job he so desperately needs with the company Aleks inherited from his father. Thomas doesn’t get the position, but Aleks offers him a completely different kind of proposal, one suited to Thomas’s unique talents… one that will change the course of both their lives.
About author J.P. Barnaby
JP Barnaby is an award-winning contemporary romance and romantic suspense novelist with over a dozen novels. Her heart and soul, the Survivor Series, has been heralded by USA Today as one of their favorites. She recently moved from Chicago to Atlanta to appease her Camaro (Jake) who didnít like the blustery winters. JP specializes in recovery romance but slips in a few erotic or comedic stories to spice things up. When sheís not working on her latest novel, she binge watches superheroes and crime dramas on Netflix with her husband and Jack Russell Terror, Chase.
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