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Guest Blog: Jodie Wolfe and Free Swag to Winner--HenryandLana!!

Updated: Nov 12, 2023


Howdy! I’m Jodie Wolfe, and I live in southcentral PA, about thirty minutes from Gettysburg. As for something people notice when they meet me, my husband would say it was my smile he noticed first.


My newest book in my Burrton Springs Brides Series is Wooing Gertrude. Here’s the back cover blurb:


Enoch Valentine has given up finding peace for his past mistakes. He throws everything he has into being the new part-time deputy in Burrton Springs, Kansas while maintaining the foreman position at a local horse ranch. But when trouble stirs on the ranch, he questions whether he's the right man for either job. Peace has been elusive for most of Gertrude Miller's life, especially under the oppressiveness of an overbearing mother. She takes matters into her own hands and sends for a potential husband, while also opening her own dress shop. Gertrude hopes to build a future where she'll find peace and happiness. Will either of them ever be able to find peace?


Here's a sneak peek into the first page of the book:



Burrton Springs, Kansas

August 4, 1877


Gertrude Miller’s life couldn’t get any better. She grinned, patting her pocket. Her fingers traced the two skeleton keys. After months of planning and preparing she finally had moved into her own place a week ago, away from the overbearing reach of her mother. In two days, she’d be opening the clothing shop beneath her apartment.


She studied the trail leading into town hoping for a wisp of dust indicating the stagecoach was on its way, but saw none. Smoothing the light blue flowered fabric of her skirt, Gertrude’s hand settled against her churning stomach. What would George Witt think of her when he arrived? Would he see past her faults and still find her loveable? Would he like the place she picked for them to live?


The many letters he’d written to her crinkled in her reticule, as she clutched it close to her heart. His last missive declared he planned to marry her shortly after arriving. Mama would have a conniption, which was why Gertrude hadn’t breathed a word to her mother that she’d marry tomorrow after the church service. Mama would try to do everything in her power to prevent it. Gertrude didn’t plan to say anything to her until they were sitting side by side in the church. No use creating a stir ahead of time.


Her dress hung from a hook in her new place waiting for the blessed event. She’d spent hours sewing it and adding yards of intricate lace she’d crocheted.


Would you have considered either being a mail-order bride or sending for a mail-order husband?


While I’ve written several stories about this phenomenon, I wouldn’t have ever had the gumption to actually be a mail-order bride. 😊


Gertrude finds herself the owner of some unlikely pets. What is the most unusual pet you’ve had in your life?



Through the years we’ve had in our home (as a child and adult) parakeets, a cat, a few dogs, fish, and guinea pigs. My favorite has been the guinea pigs.


Here’s where you can find me online:

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Thank you for allowing me to visit with your readers today!


GIVEAWAY: To a commenter on this blog post (no competition with people on other sites), a notebook and bookmark--how adorable!


You are welcome and thank you, Jodie, for being a guest and your book sounds lovely! I'll share about my pets in the comments, too (but won't be entered into the drawing)! :)


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Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor
Nov 07, 2023

Hello Jodie and Christina, When I was younger I had a big red rooster and I called him Red he would follow me all over the yard My dad and Mom would laugh because they could not get over that rooster following me all around the yard

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Jodie Wolfe
Jodie Wolfe
Nov 08, 2023
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That's funny. I've been thinking about having a chicken follow a character around only she's deathly afraid of it. :)

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Guest
Nov 06, 2023

We have garter snakes and chinchillas. We thought we had two male chinchillas, but we were wrong; now we have bonus pets. :)

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Jodie Wolfe
Jodie Wolfe
Nov 08, 2023
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Nothing like bonus pets. :) Great to have you here!

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patti.shene
patti.shene
Nov 06, 2023

Hi Jodie and Christina. We had a parakeet when we were kids. We trained him to talk some. When we let him out of his cage, he would land on the curtains and sometimes, he'd land on our shoulder and then walk down our arm to our finger. We would bring our hand to our face and he would give kisses. We also had a hamster in a cage with a sliding top. He kept sliding the door open and getting out of the cage, so we put a Suffolk County (New York) phone book on top of the cage. He ate through over a thousand pages of it! One time, he escaped the cage completely and we searched th…

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patti.shene
patti.shene
Nov 06, 2023
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I love prompts like the ones on your blog because they bring up memories I hadn't thought about in years!

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Debra Pruss
Debra Pruss
Nov 06, 2023

As a child, I had a long haired Guinea pig. When he was out of his cage and in the living room, people would come in for their Avon. They would be about ready to tell my Mom that her wig was on the living room floor and he would move. They would jump. He would also whistle at my Mom when she walked across the living room because she would feed him lettuce. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
Nov 06, 2023
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What a great story! Made me smile. :)

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henryandlana
henryandlana
Nov 06, 2023

We had, on our 96 acre farm where we grew up, every kind of critter imaginable, because of my brother, who thought he was Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone and The Wilderness Man all rolled into one. He killed a coyote when he was 9 years old! He set traps and skinned animals and sold the pelts by the age of 10 and my dad was an engineer at General Dynamics in Ft. Worth, and worked over 40 hrs a week. I Guess he had just enough time to show my brother how to do those things! We had squirrels, opossums, birds (all wild that we tamed and healed and let go) then for our domesticated animals, we had horses,…

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
Nov 12, 2023
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Lana, you are our winner! Please email me at Christinasinisi@gmail.com and I'll connect you with Jodie to claim your prize. Blessings, Christina!

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