I am delighted to highlight Jodie Wolfe’s latest release! Please join me in welcoming not only Jodie to the blog, but Gertrude Miller – Wooing Gertrude’s main gal.
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About the BookWooing Gertrude
Author Jodie Wolfe
Published by Pelican Ventures Book Group
on September 15, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Romance / Historical, Fiction / Romance / Historical / American
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?
Wooing Gertrude is everything I wanted and more. Not only does Wolfe stay true to the time period, but she easily pulls the reader into the story with wonderfully crafted characters. Just when you think you’re going to have a mail-order husband story (yes you read that right!), Wolfe surprises you with a wonderful twist. Then comes Enoch, this unexpected but delightful addition to the story. Readers will not be able to put the book down while embarking on Gertrude and Enoch’s journey. With faith, fun, guinea pigs, and character growth, Wolfe has penned another wonderful novel that I can see myself enjoying many times over the years. Highly recommend!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Interview with Gertrude Miller
Hi Gertrude! It’s great to have you here today. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, where you live, where your story is set, etc.?
Thank you for having me. Like you said, I’m Gertrude Miller. The author set my story in Burrton Springs, Kansas in 1877. I’m an only child and have lived most of my life under my mother’s shadow. She’s been known to track men down just to tell them about my qualifications. It’s downright embarrassing. What she doesn’t know is I decided to take matters into my own hands and send for a mail-order groom.
Wow! I don’t think I’ve seen that before. How exciting. I hope it works out for you. Do you have anything you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a seamstress. In fact, I’m just getting ready to open my very own dress shop. For months I’ve sold my creations at the local general store and things have really been selling. I decided to finally stand on my own and purchased a building in town. Hopefully all the local ladies will see the value of having a dress shop.
You have a lot of things going on in your life. Is your story part of a series?
Yes. Wooing Gertrude is book three in the Burrton Springs Brides Series. The author only mentioned me a few times in her first book, Taming Julia. Then in her next book, Protecting Annie, I became the heroine’s best friend. I’m glad the author finally decided to write a book about me. I sure hope she gives me a happily-ever after ending to my story.
Can you give us a little more information about the book?
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?
Can you tell us how Enoch will fit into your story?
I don’t know. I haven’t really met him before. Who knows what the author is thinking.
Thank you so much for chatting with me today!!
Thanks again for having me here, Jessica.
About the Author
Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and Faith, Hope, & Love Christian Writers (FHLCW). She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests. A former columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine, her articles can be found online at: Crosswalk, Christian Devotions, and Heirloom Audio. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at www.jodiewolfe.com.
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