Thursday3Some: 3 Insights on It's a Trust Thing by Peggy Jaeger

Grab your coffee and let's have a chat with Peggy Jaeger, one of my Romance Gems friends.

I asked Peggy to drop by and tell us 3 things readers may not know about her book, It's a Trust Thing.

First, let me introduce Peggy, who is a delight to everyone who knows her.

Peggy Jaeger Unveiled

Peggy writes contemporary romances and rom coms about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all aspects of life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness, and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. 

Growing up the only child of divorced parents, she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go "What??!"

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3 Insights About  IT'S A TRUST THING

What inspired you to write this particular story?

I’d been drawn to the Bernie Madoff story while it played out in the press and, as a native New Yorker, was fascinated by how many smart people he was able to swindle. 

When I heard one of his sons committed suicide because of the shame he felt, wrought by his father, it got me to thinking: what happens to the children and families of people who are notorious, felons, murderers, etc?

Nell Newbery was born from that thought. As the daughter of a Madoff-like fellow, she lost everything when her father was arrested and convicted: social status, money, friends. Her mother has a nervous breakdown and retreats from reality, and Nell has to work like a dog to support them. From tragedy, shame, and financial ruin, her backbone was formed. But, also because of what her father did, she’s developed real trust issues.

Why did you choose the setting used in this book?

I love writing about New York City (Manhattan) and as a native New Yorker, I know the ins and outs of the city, the fun places – and the not so fun. New York is an amazing town and you can meet every type of person there is, plus, you can follow and find your dreams and heart’s desire if you want to.

Is there anything about the heroine that is like you?

Nell and I are both klutzes.

It’s been said that I can trip standing still – because I have! I drop things more than I hold on to them and if anyone bumps into me it’s a guarantee I’m going down to the ground. 

Machinery breaks when I touch it and I have some weird electrical imbalance in me that causes computers to spontaneously combust when I type the wrong keystroke!

Speaking of Nell

Nell Newbery has trust issues.

It’s hard to trust when you’re the daughter of a fallen financial scion who bilked people out of billions. 

Nell’s done everything in her power to keep away from men who see her as their ticket to fortune and fame. All she wants to do is run her ultra-successful business, HELPFUL HUNKS, in peace.

But it wouldn’t hurt to find a guy who doesn’t know a thing about her father’s felonious past; one she can give her heart to and trust it won’t come back to her battered, bruised, and broken.

Is Charlie Churchill that guy?

On the surface he seems perfect, all polished manners and quiet mirth. Nell’s convinced he knows nothing about her, other than she likes superhero movies and views junk food as a food group.

Can she trust him to be what he appears to be? Or is he just pretending? For Nell, trust is everything in life…and in love.

Takeaway Truth

If you're looking for a good book for weekend reading, grab IT'S A TRUST THING. You'll love it.


  1. JOan- I simply adore you! Thank you so much for spotlighting my klutziness and Nell's story!!!

    1. So happy to have you on SlingWords. Delightful author who wrote a delightful romance!

  2. A great spotlight. I do have such a soft spot for klutzes...

    1. Liz - so do I since I am one!! hahahaha

    2. Yes, me too. I'm a card-carrying member of the klutz brigade.

  3. I absolutely love your cover. The yellow pops against the black and the storyline is intriguing. I fell in love with your voice after reading Angel Kisses and Holiday Wishes. I'm now a huge fan. Can't wait to read It's a Trust Thing.

    1. Hey, Marcia. That's a marvelous insight about the cover and gives me a great idea. Thank you!

    2. Oh Marcia - you made me cry!!! thank you!!!!

  4. I enjoyed finding out more about you and IT'S A TRUST THING! I love this cover, too. Very eye-catching. Sounds like another intriguing read! I appreciate you sharing your talents with us! Happy weekend! It's just around the corner!

  5. MJ I am so glad you are with us!!!!! Thanks for the kind words.

  6. I adore it when characters are klutzes! There's something about it that always makes the character seem real.

    1. Kara - I feel the same way ( of course, it could be because I'm also a sever klutz!) SEVERE!!!!

    2. Kara, I think you're right. Although in real life, I'd prefer to be more like a graceful swan than an awkward duck.

    3. Me too. But, alas, i am not a swan. More like a goonie bird!

  7. Joan, I love your Thursday 3some posts. What a fun glimpse into Peggy's world.