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Celebrate Lit--Jeanette's Gift


About the Book

Book: Jeanette’s Gift

Author: Blossom Turner

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: October 11, 2022


This life wasn’t the one she dreamed of, but happily ever afters don’t always come when and how we expect.



At twenty-nine, Jeanette Williams has watched each one of her four sisters marry and start families of their own. It’s hard not to believe God has forgotten the desires of her heart, especially when most people refer to her as Spinster Williams. Without the beautiful children she teaches, life would be unbearably lonely.

When the handsome widower, Theo Wallace, and his six children move into the Shenandoah Valley, every available woman is atwitter—except for Jeanette. She has no such aspirations that someone as plain as her could draw even a smattering of interest.

As life throws this unlikely couple together, Jeanette can’t help but fall in love with Theo’s children and their soul-wrenching plight. Before she knows it, her heart is far more invested than she could’ve ever imagined. And not just with the children, but with their handsome father as well. Is she headed for another heartbreak, or is it possible God had a beautiful plan in the works all along?

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About the Author


Blossom Turner is a freelance writer published in Chicken Soup and Kernels of Hope anthologies, former newspaper columnist on health and fitness, an avid blogger and published novelist of the Word Guild semi-finalist Anna’s Secret. However, she has found her home in the writing of historical fiction. The power of love and romance is authentically woven into the Shenandoah Bride Series about five sisters and their love stories. She and her husband, David, have two grown children and live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Read more at blossomturner.com.

More from Blossom

Do You Enjoy Romance That Keeps You Thinking Days Later?

Long before I knew I could write, I loved to read. Being a hopeless romantic I gravitated to all romance stories either contemporary or historical. I soon realized that finding clean fiction but still written with the passion God created us to experience, was hard to find. (Song of Solomon is a good example of the expression of passion and love between a man and woman without being explicit.)

Given the gift of a writing career later in life one thing was for sure…I wanted to write what I like to read. Clean romance does not need to be boring. As each story pours out, I realize that writing historical fiction is my passion. I finally know what I was born to do. The Shenandoah Brides is a series of five sisters and their five love stories. Oct. 11, 2022 is launch day for the final book in the series called Jeanette’s Gift.

Each book has a redeeming theme. Katherine’s Arrangement, set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, post-civil war, speaks on how to love the way 1 Corinthians encourages, even when marriage (Katherine’s is an arranged marriage) has proven to be very disappointing. The second book Amelia’s Heartsong, situated in Richmond, Virginia illustrates how love transcends the pomp and circumstance of class and money and encourages us to view others the way God does. The third book, Lucinda’s Defender unfolds back in the valley, and speaks of how our greatest mistake does not have to define our future. A message on second chances encourages the soul. The fourth book, Gracie’s Surrender once again set in Richmond, speaks of a life dedicated to the ministry of God helping the underprivileged orphans. Gracie learns that God can upset even our best intentions with a better plan.

However, the message for this fifth book, Jeanette’s Gift, is a subject so near and dear to my heart. Growing up in an environment that tore me down instead of build me up, proved to be invaluable in writing on this subject. The theme of this book—healing from low self-worth—is a topic that many will relate to.

Jeanette suffers from low self-worth and believes God has forgotten her. A very valuable process unfolds with truth and techniques that work today. Jeanette learns to accept that how life unfolds is up to the sovereignty of God, and He can be trusted. She also breathes in the truth of how she is, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made.

My prayer is that as Jeanette grows toward healing in the story, that any reader suffering in this same way will embrace the steps on how to break this vicious cycle. I know from first-hand experience healing is possible, and I long to get that message out there.

Although this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, enjoying the whole series as the family saga unfolds will deepen the experience.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed the write. I love to hear from my readers. Contact me at http://blossomturner.com

Blog Stops

Vicky Sluiter, October 11

Texas Book-aholic, October 12

lakesidelivingsite, October 16

Simple Harvest Reads, October 17 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Mary Hake, October 19

Splashes of Joy, October 21

Pause for Tales, October 22

Bizwings Blog, October 24



Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Blossom is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


My Review:


A sweet romantic read that left me happier and uplifted.


This book is a grown-up, historical adaptation of The Ugly Duckling; the author made that explicit by bringing up the story--and then added a good dose of faith.


I loved how the author did not resort to crazed machinations to build in conflict. The story felt very real and I really liked both the hero and heroine and wanted to hold each and every one of his six children.


I highly recommend this book if you want to go to sleep happy--mind you, you have to finish the book because there is some heartbreak.


I received this book as part of the Celebrate Lit blog tour, but was not required to leave a positive review. The above opinions are my own.


Question: Readers, would you mind sharing something that lifts you up? I want to encourage each and everyone of you today. You are one of God's sheep. He would (and did) leave the 99 to search for YOU.

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Beatrice LaRocca
Beatrice LaRocca
Oct 25, 2022

Thank you for sharing your lovely review of Jeanette’s Gift, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
Oct 25, 2022
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You are welcome--and I'm glad--hope you enjoy!

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Guest
Oct 24, 2022

Good book for Fall reading.

Thanks for the contest.

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
Oct 25, 2022
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It is--and you're welcome!

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Guest
Oct 24, 2022

Dear Christina, I wanted to thank you personally for your gift of time to read and review Jeanette's Gift on your blog. You are a blessing to me and I do not take that for granted.

May you be blessed as much as you have blessed me.

And something that lifts me up is walking in the great outdoors especially with all the fall colours. God is so creative.

Hugs.

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
Oct 24, 2022
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You are so welcome.

Thank you so much!

And walking outdoors is so important to me--and enjoying God's creation is such a gift.

He is so awesome!

Blessings to you as well. :)

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Debbie P
Debbie P
Oct 24, 2022

This book sounds like a very good read.

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
Oct 24, 2022
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It was!

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Guest
Oct 24, 2022

The book sounds like a very good read.

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