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Chatting with the Jills: Coffee Commercials

I’m SO excited to have Jill Lynn on the blog today! I met Jill at an ACFW conference two years ago. Someone referred to us as “the Jills,” and I loved it! Jill Lynn is hilarious, super cute, nice AND a fantastic writer. Her debut novel, Falling for Texas, is available now! It’s delightful! Jill is giving away a copy to one blessed reader, so be sure to enter the contest below!

Instead of a guest post or interview, Jill and I are imagining what it would be like if we were the stars in the International Coffee commercials from the eighties. If you haven’t had the pleasure of viewing these masterpieces, I’ve embedded a few below. You’re welcome!

Chatting with the Jills:


Jill K: Thanks for coming over and chatting with me today, Jill. Let’s go out to my jungle of a backyard. Go ahead and have a seat on my wicker loveseat. I just love these oversize shirts! My orange sweatshirt is approximately four sizes too large for me, but it still looks good. My husband said so.

Jill L: (Insert fake laughter) Oh, Jill, I do love the feel of wicker. They just don’t make a more comfortable seat, do they? And your orange sweatshirt is stunning, though I’m partial to my… (am I wearing a one piece outfit under this blue monstrosity? I think I am.) It doesn’t compare to my flowered full-body ensemble and blue tent sweater. I really prefer my clothing in one large piece so that it doesn’t complement my body whatsoever.

Jill K: Good tip! Whew, it’s muggy out here. Why am I wearing so many layers? *fanning myself* What does the coffee remind you of?

Jill L: Gas station cappuccino. You?

Jill K: Watered down instant coffee. Hey, scooch over! I always sit two inches away from my friends. Hope you don’t mind me leaning in and giggling. Do you ever wonder what Jean Luc is doing now?

Jill L: I don’t mind you leaning in and giggling! Let’s sit as close as possible! And as for Jean Luc… we still keep in touch. What? You don’t?

Jill K: *bites lower lip” No. He got mad when I called sixty-three times in one day. He didn’t need to threaten me with a restraining order. But I’m sure he’s over his tiff by now. Men! Hey, Jill, since we’re reminiscing and I’m having a midlife crisis, why don’t we go to your house and find your old prom dresses?

Jill L: *Squeal* Yes, let’s! Maybe we’ll get lucky and it will smell like it’s been stuffed in a trunk all of these years!



Jill K: Like my new wig? I Googled “Mrs. Garrett’s hairstyle on The Facts of Life.” She’s my style icon! Anyhow, I found your hot pink prom dress! Pour me a cup of that Suisse Mocha and try that bad boy on!

Jill L: I’m sorry my voice sounds so much like a man. Before I try to squeeze into that old dress, let’s consume some fake sugar together that our body has no idea how to process!

Jill K: Yes! Although the last time I drank fake sugar, let’s just say I was in the bathroom A LOT. Remember Steve? Didn’t he wear a white tuxedo with matching hot pink vest and tie? And the hair…how did he wear his hair?

Jill L: I think it was similar to mine. In fact, we might have the same haircut! Maybe I can get some pointers from him on handling these curls.

Jill K: Just spray a can of Aqua Net on it. It’s like glue. Look, your dress still fits! I’m calling Steve! I’m sure he still has that sky blue Chevette he picked you up in!

Jill L: Call him! I can’t right now because I’m too busy twirling in circles while you smile, laugh, and break into dance with me. Oops! Sorry about that invasion of your personal space! I’ve seriously got to learn to keep my distance from people!

Jill K: I love twirling and dancing and twirling…


Falling for Texas

Chatting with Jills
Buy Falling for Texas NOW!


Educating the Cowboy

Raising his orphaned teenage sister isn’t easy for Texas rancher Cash Maddox. The girl tests his parenting—and patience—at every turn! But when he asks new teacher Olivia Grayson for help with his sister’s grades and attitude, Cash realizes he’s facing the toughest trial of all. He made a promise that he wouldn’t date and get distracted from his mission of being a good father figure. Yet Olivia’s quick wit is drawing him unexpectedly closer to the caring beauty every day. Could it be time to make a new vow…one that’ll last a lifetime?


 About Jill ~

Jill Lynn

Jill Lynn lives near the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two children who make her laugh on a daily basis. She writes the kind of stories she likes to read—ones filled with humor, grace, and happily ever after. Jill does far more dancing in the kitchen with her family than she does cooking, and she has a thing for coffee, books, boots, and thrift stores. Connect with her at or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!


My Review ~ 5 Stars!!

Falling for Texas had me falling for Texas. Cash’s morals, work ethic and the dedication he shows to his sister had me swooning, and did I mention he’s a cowboy? And Olivia was so relatable. She truly cared about her students and friends, and I found her inner dilemma to be compelling. This is such a fun read, but it will have you reaching for the tissues too. A wonderful debut! I’m adding Jill Lynn to my must-read list!

**I received an advanced reader’s copy with no obligation to review it. All opinions are my own.**


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Thank you so much, Jill, for being a great sport and for making me laugh until I cried!! And congratulations on your terrific debut!!


What commercials make you groan or giggle?


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Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She hopes to encourage readers through her books the way so many books have encouraged her. Jill's essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,

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  1. I am laughing so hard and having a midlife crisis right with you! Like, a totally rad interview. Let me grab my scunchies and sticker books and I’m coming right over to chillax. Oh! I’ll grab my Duran Duran cassette tape, too. Ya’ll are the BEST! Loved this!

    1. You so need to do this with us next time! We need to brainstorm a new one to do. This was a blast (from the past) *Groan* 🙂

  2. BAHAHAHA!!! That was hilarious. And IF your prom dress still fits you at your age, lady, you got serious eating disorders ….
    Thanks for the giggle this morning! 🙂 You guys are the best.

    1. hehe, this made me laugh! After babies=no prom dresses. After babies=no wedding dress. Those days were a long time ago!

  3. Hilarious! I totally remember those commercials. We always used to have a (can? tub?) of Suisse Mocha in our pantry back in the 80’s. And some of the other flavors, too. Terrible-for-you, low calorie fake sugar, highly processed beverages and foods were the rage. Healthy eating meant loading up on carbs. Remember how popular baked potatoes were?

    Ah, the good old days. I’m off for a coffee date with a friend to do what we always do — try on our old prom dresses. If I tell you mine still fits it would be an outright lie.

    1. Well of course you’re trying on your old prom dresses!! I’ll admit, I still buy the International coffee sometimes. Then I add a huge glob of whipped cream on top. It’s yummy! 🙂

    2. I think we should recreate this in person! 😉 I used to love this coffee! I totally went through this stage. And as for prom dresses… I can admit I still have one old one, that it absolutely would NOT fit, but that there’s part of me that wonders if my daughter will want to wear it one day. Fat chance! 🙂

  4. Loved LOVED this! So much fun–two great Jills in one fantastic place! I felt like I was a little fly on the wall eavesdropping. 🙂

    And I look forward to reading Falling for Texas! (Great cover BTW) Congrats, Jill Lynn!

    Now… MUST. HAVE. COFFEE! 🙂

    PS Jill, your new website is beau–tee-ful! Congratulations!

    1. I love the cover too! Very thankful for that. 🙂 Thanks for hanging out with us! And enjoy your coffee. I’m doing the same this very minute!

  5. But girls, why didn’t you invite me over so I could fake laugh, invade personal space, and drink artificially-flavored chemically laden swill with you? That’s always what I like to do with my girlfriends.

    GREAT post, ladies. My life is now complete!

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