Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and Giveaway: Jessie and James by Jennifer Beckstrand

Book: Jessie and James  
Author: Jennifer Beckstrand  
Genre: Western Historical Inspirational Romance  
Release Date: July 24, 2019

Jessie Madsen has her hands full helping her parents run their small farm and boarding house while every fortune-seeker in the country seems to be flocking to her small town in search of gold. It’s bad enough that claim jumpers won’t quit trespassing on her property, but geologist James Kelsey, mildly intriguing and surprisingly handsome for an Easterner, seems more interested in her than the mining business. Jessie is certain she doesn’t have the time or the need for a man, and after getting her heart broken, she has resolved never to fall for an outsider again. Add stolen cash, a fast-talking con man, and a pair of bandits, and Jessie is indeed up to her eyeballs in trouble. Will she soften her rock-hard exterior and let the geologist discover the hidden treasure in her heart?
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I really enjoy Historical Fiction books and Jennifer Beckstrand is a wonderful writer. I have read a couple of Jennifer Beckstrand Amish novels and they are wonderful, so I jumped at the opportunity to read a different Genre from Jennifer Beckstrand. 

Jessie and James is a quick read book and it drew me in from the very beginning. James meets Jessie and "falls" for her rather quickly. Jessie is trying not to fall for Jessie, but they have a connection that ultimately Jessie can no longer deny. Their "LOVE STORY" is one that is fun and interesting. There were a few twist and turns in the book that really threw me for a loop, but it also kept me reading to see how they unravel! I really enjoy the setting of the book, which is Old Mining Town. James is a "Gold Digger" for the Mining Town, and Jessie is not a fan of that. Can Jessie overcome the fact that she doesn't like James being a miner? Does she fall for James as he has fallen for her? You will have to grab a copy of the book and find out!! 

I truly enjoyed this book, every minute of the 2hrs that it took me to read! I could not put this book down! This is book #3 in the Gold Digger series, but it is a great "Stand Alone" novel also! Jennifer Beckstrand is a GREAT writer! FANTASTIC BOOK!! 

Jennifer Beckstrand is the two-time RITA-nominated, #1 Amazon bestselling Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hillseries, The Honeybee Sistersseries, and The Petersheim Brothersseries for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer and Home on Huckleberry Hill were both nominated for the coveted RITA® Award from Romance Writers of America. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth, the Honeybee sisters’ aendiBitsy, and Alfie and Benji Petersheim. Jennifer has written twenty-one Amish romances, a historical Western, and the nonfiction book, Big Ideas. She and her husband have been married for thirty-four years, and she has six children and seven adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.

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Jessie and James is my first published Western historical novel, and I couldn’t be more excited. The first book I ever wrote was a historical Western, and I’ve been wanting to write another one for ten years. (That first Western is still hanging around my house somewhere. I might decide to publish it next. J) For my research, I traveled to a real mining town about two hours from my house. Yes, it really is named Eureka, and it was a boomtown in the 1880s, the period in which my book is set. I met an old-timer in Eureka who told me some fascinating stories about mining then and now. Did you know that you may own the ground your house sits on, but you only own it to sixty feet deep? So a mining company can come in and dig a mine right under your house, and it’s perfectly legal. Many mines were dug straight down or in any direction that would get them to ore faster. In the 1880s in Eureka, often they’d dig straight down using only picks, shovels, and dynamite. A plumb bob was utilized to make sure their tunnels were straight up and down. They usually dug down 600 feet then drifted horizontally a couple hundred feet, then dug down again. Some mines went deeper than 1800 feet. Nowadays, there aren’t many mines that deep. They’re more dangerous, so they’re too expensive to insure. In Jessie and James, James is an ex-cowboy turned geologist looking for gold. Jessie is a feisty, independent woman who runs a boarding house with her parents and thinks Eureka needs a little more fire-and-brimstone preaching to keep the incorrigible miners in line. Jessie doesn’t want anything to do with a gold digger, and she’s willing to use her shotgun to run James off. But James doesn’t scare that easy, especially when the woman on the other end of that shotgun might turn out to be the love of his life. Jessie and James is full of shotguns, bandits, and heart-stopping romance. Don’t miss it!

To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to two winners!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra, thank you so much for having me on your blog today. Your review made me so happy. Jessie and James was so much fun to write, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed it. Have a blessed day!

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This book sounds wonderful,

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your great review. This sounds like an awesome read.

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This story sounds fun!

James Robert said... Best Blogger Tips

My family and I all appreciate you bringing to our attention the book description of another great book to read. Thanks so much!

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