I’m excited to share another upcoming release with you – this time for the marvelous Joanne Bischoff. Though it has been many years since I read my first book by her, I still remember the tremendous emotional reaction I had to it. I have read every one she has written since and have found that each of them has had the same impact on me.
Something New originally came out in a collection, and I somehow managed to miss it. I’m glad for the opportunity to get it in September. If you have read the Blackbird Mountain series, you may remember Tate and Wren from Daughters of Northern Shores. If you aren’t familiar with the series or her writing, hurry and grab one of her books on Amazon and dig in! You won’t regret it!
Something NewMason Jar Books
Publication Date September 1, 2019
Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Virginia Progressive Era – US – 1890s – 1920s
Written for: Adults
After waiting four years for her best friend to return from sea, Wren Cromwell's dream of building a life with Tate Kennedy has wilted during his unexpected absence. Then, just as suddenly as he departed the mountain of their childhood, he returns, bringing with him tales of Norway's icy fjords and his time aboard ship on the North Sea. As spring unfurls around them, so unfolds a new hope in Wren's heart, and a new chance at love on the horizon. But with Tate's longing for exciting voyages still alive, will he vanish to the high seas again, or will this land he's returned to, and Wren's steadfast love, be enough to nurture his adventurous spirit?
From Christy and Carol Award-winning author, Joanne Bischof, comes a newly repackaged novella once featured in the historical compilation, Heirloom Brides.
Here is an excerpt.
Knowing her minutes in the garden were nearly spent, Wren savored the warmth of the sun on her shoulders. This place of refuge and quiet–especially with twin brothers to look after. And with the sound of footsteps drawing near, it was about to come to an end.
“Hello, Little Bird,” said a deep, smooth voice.
Wren froze. A gasp caught the air in her chest, and she clamped her mouth shut. That was not one of her brothers. Heat rushed her cheeks. Then down to her toes. Eyes trained on the dark soil, she couldn’t lift them. She knew that nickname. No one had called her that since she was a girl. Slowly she looked up.
Tate Kennedy peered down on her.
Short hair shoved back haphazardly, the faint shadow of a beard on his jaw, he smiled pensively. Not the lighthearted grin she’d always known. She’d heard distant rumors of his coming–but like snatching leaves on the breeze, she hadn’t been able to catch hold of much. No hope of heart, she’d written it all off.
For folk had speculated before.
With a September 2019 release, we don’t have long to wait for ths release. Hooray! I already have my copy on pre-order and can’t wait to read it!
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