Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cozy Christmas Reads: Jenna's story

My Inspirational Romance
A guest post by Jenna Brandt

I love Christmas time. I love it so much that I wanted to incorporate it into my writing by creating a Christian Christmas anthology full of romances to bring joy to readers this holiday season. It’s why I recruited seven other authors to contribute their novellas with happily-ever-after endings to the project.

My novella, The Christmas Bride, focuses on Lucy and Matthew who were introduced in my fourth book, The Oregon Pursuit. My story takes place in the Old West in 1870. Lucy is a saloon worker/turned manager of The Trail’s End and Matthew is the local pastor’s son and works at the sawmill. They come from completely different worlds but their connection makes the most unlikely pairing. Flashbacks take you back to the pivotal moments in their relationship and the rest of the novella shows how their love can not only withstand but flourish, despite the obstacles, his family and her past, throw at them.

There are wonderful moments in the snow, at the local Christmas tree lighting ceremony and a holiday party, and of course, there is mistletoe. Two scenes full to be exact. So, if you are interested in reading a wonderful story about opposites attracting and the power of God-changing love, then this is a story you will want to read.

Author bio:

My name is Jenna Brandt and I am a historical fiction author and my books span from the Victorian to Western to WWI eras with elements of romance, suspense and faith. I have been an avid reader since I could hold a book and started writing stories almost as early. I have been published in several newspapers and magazines as well as edited for multiple papers. 

I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in English from Bethany College and was the Editor-in-Chief of my college newspaper.

I'm a contributor for
The Mighty Website, The Girls Who Write VLog as well as a contributor and curator for the Novel PASTime Website. My first Blog was published on Yahoo Parenting and The Grief Toolbox as well as featured on the ABC News and Good Morning America websites. I am member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Romance Writers Association (RWA) and Melissa Storm's All Access Engine.

Writing is my passion but I also enjoy cooking, watching lots of movies while I write, engaging in social media and spending time with my three young daughters and husband where we live in the Central Valley of California. I am also active in my local church where I serve on the first impressions team and write for the church’s creative team.

Blurb for "The Christmas Bride": 
Lucy Rogers traveled west, running from a troubled past. As a new Christian she meets and forms a relationship with Matthew McCoy, the son of the local pastor. Lucy runs The Trail’s End saloon while Matthew works for the local sawmill. As they plan their Christmas wedding, Lucy’s past comes back to haunt her. Will her past allow them to build a future together?

Buy the boxed set ("Under the Mistletoe: 8 inspirational stories to bring you joy this Christmas season") in which Jenna's book is featured on Amazon.

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