Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Jeanette's Gift (Shenandoah Brides, #5) by Blossom Turner


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?



About The Author

Blossom Turner is a free-lance writer published in Chicken Soup and Kernels of Hope anthologies, former newspaper columnist on health and fitness, and an a novelist. She lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, David, of thirty-nine years. A former business woman, personal trainer, and mother of two grown children she is now actively pursuing her lifelong dream of writing full-time.

• A hopeless romantic at heart, she believes all story should give the reader significant entertainment value. However, her writing embodies the struggles of real life. She infuses the reality of suffering with the hope of Christ to give a healthy dose of relatable encouragement to her reader. Her desire is to leave the reader with a yearning to live for Christ on a deeper level, or at the very least, create a hunger to seek for more.

• Her authenticity comes from the crucible of suffering in her own life. Through understanding the restorative power of God’s forgiveness when humanity fails, she could write Anna’s Secret, a Word Guild semi finalist, in a way that grips the reader on a profound level. A strong thread of hope is woven through this compelling read where failure, love and romance collide.

• Though Blossom loved writing contemporary romance she has found her home in writing Historical Romance. “Katherine’s Arrangement" is book one in five book historical romance series about an arranged marriage, set in the Shenandoah Valley—post civil war. Again, a Word Guild Semi finalist this book starts the series out strong. The five sisters and their five love stories will captivate and capture your attention. Check out https://blossomturner.com/books for information on all five books.


My Review

 This was such a great read, I hated for it to end! I have read all five in this series, I loved them all!
What great life lessons we are gifted with this book! This is the sister that has always felt inferior, that she wasn't pretty, and you are about to see her bloom!
Jeanette is a teacher and loving it, she adores children and figures she will never have any of her own, and takes a special interest in some motherless students. These six children will warm your heart, and we find out some facts about their parentage, but Jeanette comes into their lives.
This is a sweet romance story, Jeanette and Theo's, but oh so much more, and it quickly becomes a page turner. We meet some jealous individuals who put up roadblocks, and of course, greed does raise its ugly head, but we find so much joy being with the children!
I wish there were more sisters and more books, you are in for a treat when you pick this one up!
I received this book through the Author, and was not required to give a positive review.

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