Jeanette’s Gift by Blossom Turner

About the Book

Book: Jeanette’s Gift

Author: Blossom Turner

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: October 11, 2022

My Rating: Five out of Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This life wasn’t the one she dreamed of, but happily ever afters don’t always come when and how we expect.

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?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Jeanette’s Gift is the last book of the Five Book Series, The Shenandoah Brides. Twenty-nine year Jeanette Williams just knows God has forgotten about her when it comes to romance. All of her sisters and beautiful and happily married, and she is the plain one that no man wants. Not being married, she was hired as the school teacher, and she loved her students. This is all her life would be, and she has accepted this as her calling in life. But is it?

I love, love, love this story. Blossom Turner gives her readers another amazing book to read. I have to say I connected with Jeanette more than I have connected with any character in a very long while. She kind of reminds me of myself growing into my teenage years because I have always felt like the plain one. Still do sometimes.

I appreciate so much Blossom writing this story. As I followed Jeanette and her insecurities about her self worth, I appreciate the advice from her dad, her friend, and even Theo. And speaking of Theo, he is such a good guy. I love his sweet children, and felt so bad for them. Jeanette was truly a blessing in their lives. Blossom does such a fabulous job creating these wonderful characters, they were so realistic I felt we were old friends sitting around talking, just as friends do. I learned a lot from reading this book, especially about my insecurities, and knowing there is help, all I need to do is ask. Just as Jeanette was able to overcome her insecurities about her self worth, any of us can do the same. If this is something you deal with, start by reading “Jeanette’s Gift.” You will find this book is full of information that will help you! Not only that, you get to see first hand in Jeanette’s character how God changed her life.

Now I know this book is fiction, but the valuable lessons about self worth you read throughout the book, the scripture, the lessons and the talks about our God are the absolute truth. I highly recommend this beautiful book. I’m giving Jeanette’s Gift Five Stars and I really wish I could give it many more.

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.

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

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 published novelist of the Word Guild semi-finalist Anna’s Secret. However, she has found her home in the writing of historical fiction. The power of love and romance is authentically woven into the Shenandoah Bride Series about five sisters and their love stories. She and her husband, David, have two grown children and live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Read more at blossomturner.com.

More from Blossom

Do You Enjoy Romance That Keeps You Thinking Days Later?

Long before I knew I could write, I loved to read. Being a hopeless romantic I gravitated to all romance stories either contemporary or historical. I soon realized that finding clean fiction but still written with the passion God created us to experience, was hard to find. (Song of Solomon is a good example of the expression of passion and love between a man and woman without being explicit.)

Given the gift of a writing career later in life one thing was for sure…I wanted to write what I like to read. Clean romance does not need to be boring. As each story pours out, I realize that writing historical fiction is my passion. I finally know what I was born to do. The Shenandoah Brides is a series of five sisters and their five love stories. Oct. 11, 2022 is launch day for the final book in the series called Jeanette’s Gift.

Each book has a redeeming theme. Katherine’s Arrangement, set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, post-civil war, speaks on how to love the way 1 Corinthians encourages, even when marriage (Katherine’s is an arranged marriage) has proven to be very disappointing. The second book Amelia’s Heartsong, situated in Richmond, Virginia illustrates how love transcends the pomp and circumstance of class and money and encourages us to view others the way God does. The third book, Lucinda’s Defender unfolds back in the valley, and speaks of how our greatest mistake does not have to define our future. A message on second chances encourages the soul. The fourth book, Gracie’s Surrender once again set in Richmond, speaks of a life dedicated to the ministry of God helping the underprivileged orphans. Gracie learns that God can upset even our best intentions with a better plan.

However, the message for this fifth book, Jeanette’s Gift, is a subject so near and dear to my heart. Growing up in an environment that tore me down instead of build me up, proved to be invaluable in writing on this subject. The theme of this book—healing from low self-worth—is a topic that many will relate to.

Jeanette suffers from low self-worth and believes God has forgotten her. A very valuable process unfolds with truth and techniques that work today. Jeanette learns to accept that how life unfolds is up to the sovereignty of God, and He can be trusted. She also breathes in the truth of how she is, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made.

My prayer is that as Jeanette grows toward healing in the story, that any reader suffering in this same way will embrace the steps on how to break this vicious cycle. I know from first-hand experience healing is possible, and I long to get that message out there.

Although this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, enjoying the whole series as the family saga unfolds will deepen the experience.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed the write. I love to hear from my readers. Contact me at http://blossomturner.com

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. slehan
    Oct 21, 2022 @ 20:07:36

    Good book for Fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  2. Debbie P
    Oct 21, 2022 @ 21:10:37

    This book sounds like a very good read.

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  3. Roxanne C.
    Oct 22, 2022 @ 09:58:46

    This sounds like a wonderful story that will not only provide reading pleasure but benefit those who need spiritual help with low self-esteem.

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  4. Eva Millien
    Oct 22, 2022 @ 10:55:39

    Lovely cover, Jeanette’s Gift sounds like a captivating read for me and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Splashes of Joy, for sharing your thoughts!

    Have an awesome weekend!

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