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

Updated: Nov 12

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.

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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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