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Meet Linda MacKillop at Rendezvous ’24

Join authors and readers at JustRead Rendezvous on November 15, 2024, near Chicago, to celebrate stories and enjoy encouraging fellowship. Meet Linda MacKillop, a participating author and The Christy Award 2023 winner in the First Novel category, and discover what she’s reading!


About the Author

Linda MacKillopLinda MacKillop writes stories for both adults and kids. Her adult novel, The Forgotten Life of Eva Gordon, earned a Christy Award in the First Novel Category. And her middle-grade novel, Hotel Oscar Mike Echo, was a finalist in both the Christianity Today Book Awards and Christian Book Awards. She resides outside of Chicago in an empty nest. Linda earned her MFA degree in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop and strives to put life’s broken pieces and people together again through stories filled with heart and charm.

You can learn more about Linda MacKillop and her books on her website at

Genre: general fiction, women’s fiction, middle-grade fiction

Currently reading: The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall


About the Featured Title

The Forgotten Life of Eva GordonThe Forgotten Life of Eva Gordon

Eva wants to run away from her life–if only she could remember how

Failing memory has forced Eva Gordon to move in with her granddaughter, Breezy. But Eva hates the bustle of Boston. All she wants to do is move back to her quiet, cozy Cape Cod home and be left alone.

Then Breezy announces she’s getting married, and they’ll be moving to her new husband’s rundown family farm, where he lives with an elderly uncle. They’ll be one big family–but only Breezy and Brent think it’ll be a happy one.

It’s all too much for Eva. Too much change, too much togetherness, too much of an over-crowded life she never wanted. But as her desire for privacy collides with her worsening memory, Eva may find herself in a pickle she can’t get out of.

“A big-hearted family saga, suffused with grace and kindness, featuring a cast of appealing characters who would be right at home in Jon Hassler’s Staggerford or Richard Russo’s Empire Falls.”―Adrianne Harun, author of A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain

“On par with Olive Kitteridge! But where Olive woos, Eva Gordon captures. . . .A poignant, utterly beautiful story of perspective and hope.”―Cheryl Grey Bostrom, author of Sugar Birds

“A novel full of life and transformation, as charming as a New England cottage by the sea. You can’t help but fall in love with spunky, hard-edged Eva Gordon and the others connected to Try Again Farm.”―Christine Kindberg, author of The Means That Make Us Strangers

Also Available: Hotel Oscar Mike Echo (Middle-grade fiction)


Linda MacKillop 2024 JustRead Rendezvous Participating Author

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