Suzanne Woods Fisher is the award-winning, bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Sweet Life, The Secret to Happiness, and Love on a Whim, as well as many beloved contemporary romance and Amish romance series. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California.

In this interview, Suzanne talks with us about her latest book, Love on a Whim.

FF: Can you please provide a brief summary of your novel, Love on a Whim?
Brynn Haywood prides herself on her mistake-free life, until one impulsive weekend in Las Vegas changes everything. A whirlwind romance leads to a hasty wedding. When Monday morning arrives, it delivers an overwhelming sense of regret to Brynn. Panicking, she seeks solace in Chatham, Massachusetts, with her best friend, Dawn Dixon. However, Dawn’s well-intentioned efforts to fix Brynn’s mistake only make everything worse.

FF: Brynn Haywood is not known for her impulsivity. But she makes a quick decision that she almost immediately regrets. Can you tell readers about her decision and what led her to this choice?
As a meticulous civil engineer, Brynn knows to approach life with caution—to anticipate problems in order to avoid them. She’s determined to be the opposite of her own parents with their messy track record of marriages and divorces. But that was before she met T.D. DeLima. Before she fell head over heels in love with him. Before she said yes to marrying him…all within twenty-four hours.

FF: How does Brynn handle the consequences of her decision?
Panic! Brynn packs up and leaves T.D. while he’s still sound asleep. No goodbye, no note, no explanation. She just flees.

FF: One of Brynn’s closest friends—the one she fled to during her own conundrum—is going through a crisis that requires Brynn’s help. How does Brynn step in to help save the day?
Brynn arrives at the Main Street Creamery in Chatham, Massachusetts, during the peak of tourist season—the fourth of July holiday. For the Dixon family, it’s an “all hands on deck” scooping ice cream kind-of-busy. Adding to the pressure is the lavish wedding of Lincoln Hayes’s daughter. Lincoln has been a fairy godfather to the Dixons, providing all kinds of help to keep the Main Street Creamery afloat. He’s also the “very special friend” to Dawn’s mom. How can they say no when he asks for help with his daughter’s wedding—catering the food and baking the cake? Callie Dixon (book 2) has plenty of experience with fine dining, but she has no time to bake the wedding cake. And that’s where Brynn, a hobby baker, comes to the rescue.

FF: How does this event help her rethink her future?
The more Brynn bakes, the more her whole soul settles. The more she realizes what her life has been missing. So maybe her impulsive marriage—which has yet to be untangled—was driven by intuition. Maybe it occurred because she’d been stifling a desire to make a change in her life. A big one.

FF: Although Love on a Whim is a contemporary romance novel, it takes readers on a powerful journey of a family whose lives have been shattered by different circumstances. How do they move toward rebuilding their new lives?
Asking for forgiveness started the ball rolling in this novel toward each of the characters’ ability to heal from invisible wounds. Each one! Brynn, Dawn, T.D., Bear, and Lincoln. Especially Lincoln.

FF: What do you hope readers will gain from reading Love on a Whim?
Beyond an entertaining romance full of delicious food, I hope readers will catch the deeper theme that’s going on in Brynn Haywood’s life. She’s had a successful life, yet she feels a longing for something more. Something, she says, that glimpses possibilities far beyond fact. Some might say that it’s a yearning for God.

FF: Love on a Whim is the final book in the Cape Cod Creamery series. What ties the book in this series together?
Ice cream, of course! Lots of it.

FF: Are there any threads that run through the whole series that will be wrapped up in this book?
Love and romance. It would spoil the story if I said more, but I’m pretty sure the ending will leave readers with a sense of “Ah. Just what I’d hoped for.”

Love on a Whim
Cape Cod Creamery Series #3
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genres: Romance
Release Date: May 7, 2024

ISBN-10: ‎0800739493
ISBN-13: ‎978-0800739492

Book Summary:
She met the man of her dreams, married him—and then ran away

Convinced she’s found the missing piece in her life, Brynn Haywood finds herself saying “I do” to a man she’s known less than twenty-four hours. The dawn reveals a different truth, sending Brynn into a state of panic. In the quiet morning hours, she slips away, leaving her new husband in peaceful slumber, and flees to Cape Cod in a swirl of uncertainty and self-doubt.

As Brynn strolls along the coastline, she realizes she’s been yearning for a radical change in her life. Maybe she’s found the answer here, in the quaint town of Chatham. With a newfound sense of purpose and identity, Brynn takes a leap of faith and purchases a local bakery.

Yet, unbeknownst to Brynn, her twenty-four-hour husband is closing in on her whereabouts. Soon she’ll be faced with a choice that will test the depths of her newfound strength and the power of love to heal and transform.


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About The Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including novels in the Amish Beginnings series, The Bishop's Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish. She lives in California.