Katherine’s Arrangement by Blossom Turner

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About the Book

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Book:  Katherine’s Arrangement

Author: Blossom Turner

Genre:  Christian Historical Fiction

Release Date: August 4, 2020

Marrying him is her only choice to save her family, but Josiah Richardson isn’t at all the man she expected.

Katherine William’s family was left destitute when their home was burned to the ground by Yankee soldiers, so the ready solution presented by the prominent Mr. Josiah Richardson seems almost too good to believe. He’ll provide a home, work for her pa, and a new beginning for her family…if only Katherine will accept his proposal. A marriage of convenience is the last thing she wants, but there doesn’t seem to be a better option for her family or herself. Setting aside her dreams of love, Katherine agrees to the arrangement.

The gentleman in Josiah Richardson can no more force his frightened bride into his bed, than he can force her into loving him, so he sets out to gently woo her. He works hard to befriend her, to earn her trust and win her love.

Katherine is pleasantly surprised to find herself drawn to the man she thought she would never love, until an unexpected friendship tears apart all they’ve worked for. Where once the promise of love had budded between Josiah and Katherine, now they wonder what to do with their so-called marriage. Is love strong enough to weave its healing power through two broken hearts?

 

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

I just finished this book and Wow! Where to start a review! I admire Katherine’s willingness to want to help her family, and she was to pay a great debt for this help. I really like her Spunky attitude and enjoyed seeing a different side of her as the story unfolds. And Josiah is such a gentleman, but how was Katie to know. My heart hurt for the both of them, but if they would only talk out their situations they would save a lot if heartaches and heartbreaks. There were several twists and turns to the story. One where my heart almost drops out of my chest and I’m saying. NO NO that can’t  happen!! And then comes another twist, and another!! This story had my heart and emotions going every which way and I Love Loved it!! I loved everything about this story, the servants working on the house and on the ranch, they were all like family, and this family wormed its way into my heart. I can’t wait for Amelia’s story coming soon!

Blossom Turner is a new author for me, I can’t believe I haven’t read her past books but I will sure be following her books in the future. She does an amazing job keeping this story interesting, and weaving it all together to make a wonderful ending. I have to read those last few chapters several times! And so many characters finding peace through Jesus was so very Heartwarming! Amazing writing here!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

About the Author

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Blossom Turner is a freelance writer published in Chicken Soup and Kernels of Hope anthologies, former newspaper columnist on health and fitness, an avid blogger, and author. Her authentic understanding of the power of love is woven through the pages of Book One in the Shenandoah Bride series—Katherine’s Arrangement. She and her husband, David, have two grown children and live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Read more at blossomturner.com.

 

More from Blossom

From the time I was a little girl I had a love for reading, a wild imagination, and the desire to write. At twelve, I received my first Bible and read all the way through a King James Version. My love for Jesus was cemented. I day-dreamed of a Cinderella happily-ever-after story. The traumatic childhood I was living in was gentled by the dream of being whisked away by a handsome prince and truly loved. Put that all together, and the building blocks for writing romantic fiction are all in place.

But how did I get to writing historical romance? Well that was for one reason only…I loved reading stories of arranged marriages and wanted to write one. The drama, the tension, the love that can flourish out of nothing, I just loved the concept but…the scenario had to be believable to me. Thus, the wheels of imagination started turning. What better than right after the Civil War, in the Shenandoah Valley where houses were burned and people left destitute? I’m Canadian and had a smattering of knowledge of that time period, so had to do extensive research to pull it off. To be historically accurate was much more difficult than writing my first novel, Anna’s Secret, set in today’s era. Now I am hooked on writing historical romance. I’m both a sensitive and an old soul and it fits my personality perfectly. Who knew? God did.

I think when you read Katherine’s Arrangement, you will agree that the drama that brings this couple together is both believable and engaging. I am so excited to write this five-book series on five sisters and their love stories, as I come from a large family with six sisters and one brother. I write from family dynamics I know all about.

The reason I write is two-fold. I believe when writing fiction that one must deliver a love story that touches the heart, that draws people in, that makes them both laugh and cry. The entertainment value must be there. Then, I weave in my love for Jesus in a non-preachy, realistic way, with the hopes and failures of everyday people. The resounding theme in Katherine’s Arrangement is that God can work all things for good when we choose to place our life in His trustworthy hands. It is uncanny how love can grow in the fertile soil of good choices. But don’t be fooled, as with most of us, Katherine had to go through her gamut of bad choices before she surrendered.

I pray you will find a little bit of your story in Katherine’s story, and that, above all, you will enjoy the read.

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Giveaway

Amazon GC

To celebrate her tour, Blossom is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/fe96/katherine-s-arrangement-celebration-tour-giveaway

 

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita Wray
    Aug 14, 2020 @ 12:34:50

    The book sounds great.

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  2. James Robert
    Aug 15, 2020 @ 03:21:40

    Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

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  3. diannekc
    Aug 15, 2020 @ 17:02:03

    Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.

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  4. carylkane
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 10:23:12

    Excellent review! Sounds like one not to miss. Thank you for sharing.

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