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Durham County Library Hosts Romance Author, Jennifer Lohmann

Program: Meet the Author: Jennifer Lohmann
Date: Sunday, June 29
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host author Jennifer Lohmann for a reading from her latest novel, Weekends in Carolina, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd. A book signing will follow the reading.

Weekends in Carolina follows the story of lobbyist Trey Harris, who inherits the family farm after his father dies. Harris travels home to deal with the farmer currently renting the land, Maxine “Max” Backstrom, and soon finds his complicated feelings for his dead father are tangled up with his feelings for Max. While his life isn’t in North Carolina, Harris discovers after several weekends spent with Max that his love is living in Durham.

Lohmann is the Adult Services Manager for Durham County Library’s Southwest Regional location. After receiving the 2010 Librarian of the Year Award from the Romance Writers of America, Lohmann began to focus more on her writing. As part of Harlequin’s “So You Think You Can Write” Contest, she was offered a contract on her first book, Reservations for Two, which was published in February 2013. Lohmann has published two books since then, and her writing has received accolades for creating an intimate sense of place and interesting characters.

Lohmann researched Weekends in Carolina with local farmers. Every location her characters visit in the novel, from the old-timey grocery story to the meat and sweet shop, is a real Durham establishment.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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