Friday, February 18, 2022

The Adoption Surprise By Zoey Marie Jackson + GIVEAWAY

The Adoption Surprise JustRead blog tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Adoption Surprise by Zoey Marie Jackson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I received this book as part of the tour.


The Adoption Surprise
Title: The Adoption Surprise 
Author: Zoey Marie Jackson 
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired 
Release Date: February 22, 2022 
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Sweet/Clean) 

Separated at birth and determined to become a family. 

“She looks like me!” When her orphaned niece utters those words, Kelsey Harris is shocked—not only that Morgan has a long-lost twin but that the grieving five-year-old spoke at all. Overjoyed by Morgan and Mia’s instant connection, Kelsey and Zach Johnson, Mia’s widowed adoptive father, agree to be friends—and only friends. But can they ignore their growing feelings when the matchmaking sisters put their plan into action? From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

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How does the faith thread come to you as you write a story - do you usually know ahead of
time or does it come to you as you get to know the characters?

Early on in my career, I remember another author, a woman of faith, Pat Simmons, inboxing me
to give me some great advice. I’m paraphrasing—but she told me that when I am creating those
stories with all my twists and turns to ensure that I have a solid character of faith that is constant
even with all the drama. So, as a result, I usually have a main character who is confident in their
walk with Christ so their faith is a natural part of their life—personal and otherwise. I usually
know that ahead of time and so I create the character with that in mind. In The Adoption
Surprise, I knew when I created Kelsey and Zach that though they both believed in God that
their pain and hurt would affect their relationship with God—one leaned more in Him and one
leaned away from Him.

However, there are so many faith elements and experiences that I myself do not know or see
until the character does. I have had countless instances where my character is facing something
and then I will hear a message, read a scripture or see a connection to a Bible story that gives me
goosebumps. As a result, there are scenes where I know God ministered to me first so that I
could share it through my characters.

There have also been moments where I have prayed and asked God to show me what to say and
do—yes, I have prayed about my characters—because I want my readers to not just get
entertainment but encouragement. I remember an instance where a reviewer finished reading one
of my novels—Tell Me Lies—and said, she was going to call family members etc and reach out
after reading this story of forgiveness.

Then I have other moments where a character is on a journey to Christ or on a path to
redemption and I get to experience that with the character as I get to know them. That is what I
enjoy about being a woman of faith writing stories. My faith, my values, my belief system help
shape the stories that I tell: stories of hope, of healing, of second chances, of redemption and of
course, of God’s love.


Zoey Marie Jackson

Zoey Marie Jackson loves writing sweet romances. She is almost never without a book and reads across genres. Originally from Jamaica, West Indies, she has earned degrees from New York University, SUNY at Stony Brook, Teachers College Columbia University and Argosy University and has been an educator for over 20 years. Zoey loves interacting with her readers. You can connect with her at

CONNECT WITH ZOEY: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift card!

The Adoption Surprise JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 14, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on February 21, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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