We’re still celebrating the Readers Appreciation Giveaway!!! 10 of your fave authors, 10 books, 1 $100 Amazon Gift Card, lots of great conversations. So much FUN! Today, we get to hear from another author that I only discovered recently (and am now trying to catch up!!), Jennifer Rodewald.
Here’s what blows me away: People seem to like what I write. Honestly, I usually think most people think I’m nuts. But you have showered me with encouragement in the form of emails, PMs (not PMS!), and touching reviews. There have been notes that have made me tear up, beautiful reviews that have come in just hours after I’ve said to God that I’m too thin on this writing thing and just can’t do it, and I gain fresh strength.
Thank you doesn’t seem sufficient, but it is what I have. So, truly, thank you. Over and over again.
One word can change a life.
Sarah Sharpe has grown up as a carpenter’s daughter, knowing only the rough and work-heavy world of her father’s blue-collar profession. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, she’s lived twenty-one years content to drive nails at her dad’s side. Following her father into the world of construction was a natural path, and she took it without a second thought. But a harsh comment about her “butch” appearance sends her on a search for identity.
Enter handsome and easygoing Jesse Chapman, the roofer she meets on her first foray into volunteer work for Homes For Hope. In every way, the quirky man is her opposite—confident, a people kind of guy, and most importantly, happy. His likable qualities continue to draw her in, and for some reason he keeps coming back to her. But they can’t be more than friends—he’s made that crystal clear. Except for a handful of times…and the confusion is driving her crazy.
Sarah’s quest for self-definition becomes more tangled than she ever imagined, and she discovers that the journey will take her deeper than clothes and makeup. Filling the void in her heart becomes an obsession she cannot escape. How far is she willing to go to discover who she really is?
Jennifer Rodewald is passionate about the Word of God and the powerful vehicle of story. The draw to fiction has tugged hard on her heart since childhood, and when she began pursuing writing she set on stories that reveal the grace of God.
Aiming to live with boundless enthusiasm, her creed is vision, pursuit, and excellence. Blessed with a robust curiosity, she loves to research. Whether she’s investigating the history of a given area, the biography of a Christian icon, or how nature declares the glory of God, her daily goal is to learn something new.
After growing up in Denver, Jen moved to Nebraska to attend college where she met and married a Husker. She now lives and writes in a lovely speck of a town where she watches with amazement while her children grow up way too fast, gardens, laughs at her horses and chickens, and marvels at God’s mighty hand in everyday life. Four kids and her own personal superman make her home in southwestern Nebraska delightfully chaotic. Connect with Jennifer on her website, Facebook, and Twitter.
(Jennifer is traveling today but will be checking in as she can! Let’s give her lots to catch up on when she gets to where she’s going! lol)