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Jen Devon knows her way around the human heart.

– Camille Pagán, bestselling author of EVERYTHING MUST GO​

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 Jen Devon writes emotional, cinematic contemporary romances about imperfect people finding their perfect match. A former ecology academic and university lecturer, she currently works in the tech industry and dreams of writing full-time. She’s an avid gardener, photographer, and boardgamer, a thrift store enthusiast and unapologetic nerd. She’s a mom of five (three kids, two rescue mutts) and lives in central Ohio with her engineer husband.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

EMAIL: hello @ jendevon.com

INSTAGRAM: @kisscrafter

TWITTER: @kisscrafter

TIKTOK: @kisscrafter

FACEBOOK: @jendevonbooks

LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio

 

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LITERARY AGENT:

Laura Bradford (Bradford Literary Agency)

FOREIGN RIGHTS:

Taryn Fagerness (Taryn Fagerness Agency)

FILM & TV:

Lucy Stille (Lucy Stille Literary,  via Bradford Literary)

"Devon’s debut happens to be not just one of the best of contemporary romance, but one of the best books of the year."

PASTE Magazine

AT-A-GLANCE BOOK DETAILS

BEND TOWARD THE SUN is Jen’s debut novel.

U.S. PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Griffin

DENMARK: Palatium Books

GENRE: Contemporary romance

PAGE COUNT: 384

RELEASE DATE: August 9, 2022

FORMATS:

Trade paperback, ISBN 9781250822000

eBook, ISBN 9781250822017

Macmillan audiobook, ISBN 9781250855183

Danish translation, ISBN 9788772310398

PURCHASE: Available wherever books are sold.

DISCUSSION GUIDE: Download here.

A second contemporary romance will be forthcoming from St. Martin’s Griffin in 2024

 

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BRIEF BOOK DESCRIPTION

Guarded, self-reliant PhD botanist Rowan McKinnon undertakes the restoration of a long-abandoned vineyard in Pennsylvania wine country, where she meets Harrison Brady, a physician who’s struggling after losing a patient. Rowan’s stay is temporary, and Harry is only there to recover, but they develop an extraordinary connection despite deeply different views on love. A vivid, powerful novel about the ways love can irrevocably change your life, BEND TOWARD THE SUN is a cinematic, unforgettable romance.

For official full cover copy, please see BEND TOWARD THE SUN on Macmillan.com.

PRAISE FOR BEND TOWARD THE SUN

“Devon breaks hearts and puts them back together again in her tear-jerking debut.” – Publishers Weekly

“The kind of romance that made me fall in love with the genre all over again―and I never wanted it to end.” – Rachel Lynn Solomon, bestselling author of Weather Girl

“A breathtaking, beautiful debut!” ― Priscilla Oliveras, USA Today bestselling author of West Side Love Story

Soul satisfying, sensual, and unforgettable.” – Libby Hubscher, author of If You Ask Me

“This book will make your heart ache and give you hope in the way only the best romances can.” – Sonia Hartl, author of Heartbreak For Hire

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