Welcome to the Blog Tour for In a Grove of Maples by Jenny Knipfer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: In a Grove of Maples
Series: Sheltering Trees #1
Author: Jenny Knipfer
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: July 1, 2021
Genre: Christian, Historical Fiction
In 1897 newly married Beryl and Edward Massart travel more than one thousand miles from Quebec to farm a plot of land in Wisconsin that they bought sight-unseen. An almost magical grove of maples on their property inspires them to dream of a real home built within the grove, not the tiny log cabin they’ve come to live in.
Misunderstandings and tempers get the better of them when difficulties and troubles arise. Just months after they wed, Edward leaves pregnant Beryl in the midst of the coming winter to tend the farm and animals while he goes to be a teamster at a northern Wisconsin logging camp.
Will Beryl and Edward walk into the future together to build their house of dreams in the grove of maples, or will their plans topple like a house of sticks when the winds of misunderstanding and disaster strike?
Readers of Christian historical fiction, Historical fiction, Women’s fiction, and Christian historical romance will be endeared to this slice of late 19th-century farm life.
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IN MY OPINION
In a Grove of Maples by Jenny Knipfer is a book about what comes after the honeymoon. It’s not always pretty. There are disappointments, miscommunications, hurt feelings, and heartbreak, but there is also love. And love is stronger than all those previously mentioned things.
As Beryl and Edward move away from family to the wilds of Wisconsin, a small group of people come around this couple and support them. As Knipfer details the relationships between Beryl and the women in her new community, they become their own sort of family.
The descriptive settings in the book take you right there and the historical detail confirms the difficulties of life without our modern-day conveniences.
A portion of this book is told through Beryl’s journal entries, so there is some back and forth in the timeline (with four months between them), which was confusing at first but one I really settled into the story, I didn’t notice it as much. And it definitely didn’t detract from the story of holding onto faith through the hard times and fighting for a happy and contented life.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight August 16, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 23, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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