Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Let Love Spring collection (plus some facts about Spring!)

April 9, 2017 Christian, giveaway, historical 7

about the book

An Angel for the Cowboy by Jodie Wolfe

When the bank threatens foreclosure on Essie Love’s home, it’s up to her to provide for her sisters. She’ll do whatever it takes to save them, even if it means marrying a stranger.

Jud Steele is wanted for a crime he didn’t commit. Wounded and left for dead, he lands on Essie’s doorstep. While she nurses him back to health, he finds himself longing for a home and family.

Can two desperate people find a path that leads to what they both need?

Spring Recaptured by Sandy Faye Mauck

The seed that falls in the dead of winter sometimes becomes the seed of life that rises in spring.

Late winter’s chill heats up quickly when Ren Klinghoffer sees the only girl he’s ever loved coming back into town after disappearing one dark night six years ago. The rumors of her being widowed and having a child appear to be true.

Andrea Vandermere Radcliff nervously returns to Springdale to stay with her aunt, afraid of only two things—keeping the secret that could harm her family and facing the beloved man she was stolen from.

Anger and unforgiveness plague the once betrothed couple. Will their broken hearts mend enough to bring them to the place of God’s peace and hope? Or will the sins of others permanently destroy the love that once bloomed in the spring of their lives?

A Love Not Forgotten by Linda Shenton Matchett

Allison White should be thrilled about her upcoming wedding. The problem? She’s still in love with her fiancé, Chaz, who was declared dead after being shot down over Germany in 1944. Can she put the past behind her and settle down to married life with the kindhearted man who loves her?

It’s been two years since Charles “Chaz” Powell was shot down over enemy territory. The war is officially over, but not for him. He has amnesia as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, and the only clue to his identity is a love letter with no return address. Will he ever regain his memories and discover who he is, or will he have to forge a new life with no connections to the past?

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GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Celebrate Lit Publishing
RELEASE DATE: March 30, 2017

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Since this is a collection of romance novellas in historical springtime settings, I thought I’d educate y’all with some historical facts about spring!

Mother’s Day (celebrated the second Sunday of May) was started in the United States by Anna Jarvis in Grafton, WV on May 10, 1908.

The first time that April 1st was linked to foolishness occurred in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (1392).

Nowruz (literally “New Day”), or Persian/Iranian New Year, marks the beginning of spring and the start of the Persian new year. It lasts 13 days and has been celebrated for over 3000 years.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC commemorates the gift of Japanese cherry trees given on March 27, 1912, to the city of Washington from the then-mayor of Tokyo City.

Some famous spring birthdays include Thomas Jefferson, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Ulysses S. Grant, Ella Fitzgerald, Salvador Dali,  Martha Washington, Nathan Hale, Patrick Henry, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lou Gehrig, Orson Welles, Willie Mays, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Harry S. Truman, John Brown (the abolitionist), John F. Kennedy, Florence Nightingale, and many more!

Authors with spring birthdays include Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Colleen McCullough, Anne Frank, Dorothy L. Sayers, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jean-Paul Sartre, George Orwell, Pearl S. Buck, Helen Keller, Machiavelli, Robert Browning, L. Frank Baum, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ian Fleming, Walt Whitman, Hans Christian Andersen, Washington Irving, Arthur Hailey, William Wordsworth, Joseph Pulitzer, Beverly Cleary, Tom Clancy, and Henry James.

Significant historical events that occurred in March include:

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire
Peace Corps established
Watergate indictments
first sentence spoken over telephone
first meeting of US Congress
Boston Massacre
“Remember the Alamo”
assassination of Julius Caesar

Significant historical events that occurred in April include:

Pony Express service begins
creation of NATO
assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
first modern Olympics
US enters WW1
Lee’s surrender
Allied liberation of Buchenwald
Civil Rights Act of 1968
“Houston, we’ve had a problem here”
Webster’s Dictionary
assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Titanic sinks
midnight ride of Paul Revere
San Francisco Earthquake
“the shot heard ’round the world”
Oklahoma City bombing
Oklahoma land rush
Library of Congress established
Chernobyl
George Washington becomes 1st US President

Significant historical events that occurred in May include:

Haymarket Square Riot
Wall Street Crash of 1893
Alan Shepard becomes the first man in space
Hindenburg disaster
sinking of the Lusitania

linking of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads
establishment of Jamestown
Kentucky Derby
Mount St. Helens erupts
Council of Nicaea
founding of the American Red Cross
first official telegraph message
grand opening of the Golden Gate Bridge

Lots of firsts that drastically changed the way we live … as well as great tragedies that shook the world.

about the author

Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests and is a member of ACFW. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at www.jodiewolfe.com.

Sandy Faye Mauck writes character driven historical fiction with a romantic heart and a sprinkle of humor. God’s truth is woven throughout her stories bringing hope and new life. She and her writer husband live in their own happily ever after on the Pacific Coast that holds their hearts.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry, Linda Shenton Matchett has lived in historical places most of her life-from Edison, New Jersey (named for the famed light bulb inventor) and Washington, DC to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (reputed to be the oldest summer resort in America). A freelance writer for over ten years, her articles and devotionals have appeared in numerous print and online publications. She is a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and a Trustee for the Wolfeboro Public Library. She lives in NH with her husband, Wes and her fur-baby, Ben. Visit her at http://www.lindashentonmatchett.com./

To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away:

A Grand prize of a Historical themed Gift bag valued at $50
1st – 5th places: An eBook copy of “Let Love Spring”

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

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Follow along with the Celebrate Lit Tour for a list of tour stops!

Carrie

7 Responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Let Love Spring collection (plus some facts about Spring!)”

  1. Debbie Clatterbuck

    This collection of books sound intriguing and I would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

  2. Paula S.

    This collection is hopeful like spring! Would love to win!

  3. Andrea Stephens

    I’m interested! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!