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To Claim Her Heart Blog Tour & Giveaway by Jodie Wolfe

Posted by [email protected] on June 30, 2018 at 12:35 AM

About the Book

 

Title: To Claim Her Heart

 
Author: Jodie Wolfe

 
Release Date: May 14, 2018  


Genre: Historical Romance

In 1893, on the eve of the great race for land, Benjamin David prays for God to guide him to his ‘Promised Land’. Finding property and preaching to the lost are his only ways of honoring his deceased fiancee, but he didn’t count on Elmer (Elsie) Smith claiming the same plot and refusing to leave. Not only is she a burr in his side, but she is full of the homesteading know-how he sadly lacks.


Obtaining a claim in the Cherokee Strip Land Run is Elsie Smith’s only hope for survival, but not just any plot will do. She has a specific one in mind. The plot’s not only a way to honor her pa and his life, but also to provide a livelihood for herself. Elsie’s willing to do whatever it takes to get that piece of property, and she determined to keep it, but she wasn’t planning on a kind, handsome preacher standing in her way.


Her bitterness is what protects her, and she has not intentions of allowing that preacher to lay claim to her land … or her heart.

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My Review

To claim her heart was a novel full of heartfelt compassion, forgiveness, and

suspense. The main characters, Elsie & Benjamin were opposite personalities

which created a lot of tension throughout the story. I found myself chuckling

at the banter between them. Elsie and Benjamin both took part in a land grab

on the Cherokee Strip and ended up with a dead to the same property.


The story was full of surprises and I never knew what would happen next. I

enjoyed the other characters in the story and how the adjoining neighbors all

came together which helps Elsie blossom in her relationships. I definitely look

forward to reading more of Jodie's books.


I received a copy of the book from Celebrate Lit and voluntarily chose to review

it.


About the Author



Jodie Wolfe got bitten by the writing bug as a young girl after reading and watching Little House on the Prairie. She creates novels where hope and quirky meet. The power of story to influence lives and change hearts is what motivates her to weave tales that tell of the Savior’s faithfulness and forgiveness. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at www.jodiewolfe.com.


Guest Post from Jodie Wolfe


The Heart of a Book

I think there’s always a little bit of the author in each book they write, but sometimes something deeper and very close to the author is wrapped up in the pages of a story. That’s the case for To Claim Her Heart. This is the tale that my mother-in-law always wanted me to write. She was so proud of her family heritage and almost twenty years ago, she was anxious to share it with me. We visited Oklahoma where several of her relatives had staked claims in the last great race for land in our country – the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893. This September will mark the 125th anniversary of the land race.


While it saddens me that my dear mother-in-law never lived long enough to see this story in print, I’m thankful that she shared her rich heritage with me. In To Claim Her Heart I was able to mention a recipe passed down through her family for prune cake. I also made sure the heroine had a Rose of Sharon quilt that was given to her. My mother-in-law gave me this quilt dating back as early as 1834 when it was stitched by my husband’s great, great, great, great grandmother. It’s been passed down to the oldest daughter for generations. But, I think one of my favorite memories is the one that concerns outlaws and how my husband’s great, great, great grandmother dealt with them. To find out more about this actual encounter, you’ll have to read To Claim Her Heart. I hope your heart will be as touched by these stories as mine was when my mother-in-law shared them.


Enjoy!


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Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Jodie is giving away a grand prize of a Kindle Fire!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

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1 Comment

Reply Emma
12:12 AM on July 1, 2018 
This sounds like a good story! I've always found the Land Rushes fascinating.