To Claim Her Heart blog tour and giveaway

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About the Book

Title: To Claim Her Heart

Author: Jodie Wolfe

Release Date: May 14, 2018

Genre: Historical Romance

In 1893, on the eve of the great race for land, Benjamin David prays for God to guide him to his ‘Promised Land’. Finding property and preaching to the lost are his only ways of honoring his deceased fiancee, but he didn’t count on Elmer (Elsie) Smith claiming the same plot and refusing to leave. Not only is she a burr in his side, but she is full of the homesteading know-how he sadly lacks.

Obtaining a claim in the Cherokee Strip Land Run is Elsie Smith’s only hope for survival, but not just any plot will do. She has a specific one in mind. The plot’s not only a way to honor her pa and his life, but also to provide a livelihood for herself. Elsie’s willing to do whatever it takes to get that piece of property, and she determined to keep it, but she wasn’t planning on a kind, handsome preacher standing in her way.

Her bitterness is what protects her, and she has not intentions of allowing that preacher to lay claim to her land … or her heart.

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About the Author

Jodie Wolfe got bitten by the writing bug as a young girl after reading and watching Little House on the Prairie. She creates novels where hope and quirky meet. The power of story to influence lives and change hearts is what motivates her to weave tales that tell of the Savior’s faithfulness and forgiveness. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at www.jodiewolfe.com.

My Review:

As I was reading the book it kept getting better and better. I love historical books and Jodie wrote a good one. I kinda did not want it to end. The characters became so real to me. Loved the little sayings at beginning at each chapter. Set during the Oklahoma land rush that is a very interesting part of Oklahoma history. Elsie was pretending to be a guy to be able to stake her claim but ends up her and Benjamin claim the same plot. Love how that built different types of houses. He is a preacher and wants to built a church on the land. Loved all the neighbors they had, even though they had to travel a little ways to the neighbors they all became great friends. I just cannot express how good this book is. A book I will remember the characters and miss them. This review is my opinion , I received an complementary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit.

Guest Post from Jodie Wolfe

The Heart of a Book

I think there’s always a little bit of the author in each book they write, but sometimes something deeper and very close to the author is wrapped up in the pages of a story. That’s the case for To Claim Her Heart. This is the tale that my mother-in-law always wanted me to write. She was so proud of her family heritage and almost twenty years ago, she was anxious to share it with me. We visited Oklahoma where several of her relatives had staked claims in the last great race for land in our country – the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893. This September will mark the 125th anniversary of the land race.

While it saddens me that my dear mother-in-law never lived long enough to see this story in print, I’m thankful that she shared her rich heritage with me. In To Claim Her Heart I was able to mention a recipe passed down through her family for prune cake. I also made sure the heroine had a Rose of Sharon quilt that was given to her. My mother-in-law gave me this quilt dating back as early as 1834 when it was stitched by my husband’s great, great, great, great grandmother. It’s been passed down to the oldest daughter for generations. But, I think one of my favorite memories is the one that concerns outlaws and how my husband’s great, great, great grandmother dealt with them. To find out more about this actual encounter, you’ll have to read To Claim Her Heart. I hope your heart will be as touched by these stories as mine was when my mother-in-law shared them.

Enjoy!

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Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Jodie is giving away a grand prize of a Kindle Fire!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/cf88/to-claim-her-heart-celebration-tour

The Corandria Station

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About the book:

**First Place Winner from CWW and CIAN in the 5000 words Contest; Speculative Fiction Division.**

First Officer Mimsy B’Groves never expected her life to be anything but ordinary. In the wake of a major disaster aboard The Corandria Station, Mimsy must solve the mystery surrounding the place she once called home. The planet below her now holds her only chance for answers – if she can survive without revealing her deepest secret. Can a lone, witty, sentient feline overcome the obstacles placed before her?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Bio:

 

 

 

Carol E. Keen enjoys fresh coffee, hot tea, and a good book. She was published for several years in FAMA magazine (Freshwater And Marine Aquarium) as a contributing editor. She published her first book on CD, called Simply Seahorses. She now resides in Alabama with her husband and family and spends her time writing, reading, working in photography, and being with her much loved critters.

My Review:

The story started a little slow but after Mimsy meets Vashti the story got very interesting. Mimsy is the lone survivor at Corandra Station. This is a fantasy set in space with computers that does that things on their own. But this story does have a message to it that I was not expecting, I really appreciated the message that it brought out. I enjoyed the uniqueness of characters and story. Great descriptions of the characters. I received an complementary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit and was not required to write an positive review, this opinion is my own.

 

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A Place to Call Home

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About the Book:

STARTING OVER After serving six years in prison for the false charge of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Kurt Jansen must overcome a world of bitterness if he wants to start a new life. But his first priority is securing a restoration job to pay a private investigator to find the real killer and a lawyer to get his kids back. Hiring a convicted wife-killer isn’t what kind-hearted Molly Finnerty bargains for as part of the prison ministry she supports. However, she begins to believe Kurt’s claim of innocence and gradually finds a great deal to like about him—perhaps more to like than she should. Can they overcome the past and find forgiveness and love?

BOOKS IN THE FRONT PORCH PROMISES SERIES 1. A Place to Call Home 2. A Love to Call Mine 3. A Family to Call Ours Each book stands alone, but the stories are connected through setting or characters.

About the Author:

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty- plus years, and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida but now makes her home in the Arizona desert. She spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she does the plotting for her novels.

Please visit her Website and signup for her newsletter and connect with her on Facebook. Social Media.  Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2Gwk7zZ

My Review:

Ever been convicted of something you didn’t do? That is what happened to Kurt. He serve his time and now trying to prove his innocence and get to know his twins. Molly hires Kurt to restore her bed and breakfast place and home. She has a past also but scare to reveal it. A story of starting over and also of forgiveness. A very inspiring book that I found very interesting. One secondary character was kind of irritating due to one time she was nice and next she wasn’t. Enjoyed having the kitten in the story. I received an complementary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit.

 

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