Sunday, June 5, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Traveling Prayer Shawl by Jennifer Lynn Cary

Book: The Traveling Prayer Shawl

Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction/Split-time

Release date: March 17, 2021

Her dream account just landed in her lap…

…So did the future of her family

And she’s got two months to save them both.

Cami Madison’s grandmother died, leaving her with a task she must complete or all the inheritance goes to charity. Plus her boss handed her the ad campaign that will win her the coveted vice presidency opening.

Both have the same time table.

When she realizes the projects are intertwined, things really start to unravel.

Kate Hanson raised her granddaughter after the child became an orphan in a car accident. But not all scars are on the outside.

Can Kate’s last request help Cami to heal?

Will Cami be able to step up to the job?

You will love this split-time women’s romance because when family is on the line, everyone knows the only way to survive is wrapped in prayer.


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I was introduced to author Jennifer Lynn Cary about a year ago. I have come to enjoy her books. I was excited to see that she has a new book out and read it. The Traveling Prayer Shawl is the latest book that I have had the honor to read. 

Cami Madison was raised by her Grandmother Kate Hanson after both parents died in a car accident. Cami has always been career focused and puts aside family and friend relationships. Her Grandma Kate dies and leaves a "stipulation" to the family inheritance being given to Cami and her cousin Morgan. Cami has 2 months to finish a Prayer Shawl that her Grandmother began knitting or everything goes to charity. Cami also receives notice from her boss that she has 2 months to complete an ad project. Finishing the Ad Campaign would secure the position of Vice President for the company.  Cami knowns what the right thing to do is, but she really wants the job of Vice President also. Will Cami be able to finish both projects? Will she put her focus on multiple things this time? 

I will say this book caught my attention from the first chapter and I didn't stop until I was finished. I think many can relate to Cami in that so many are Career Focused rather then Family focused in life nowadays. I really love the Heart of Grandma Kate and her intentions with the Reading of the Will. Cami is forced to slow down and focus on priorities of Family and it helps her speak to her cousin Morgan often, which in turn heals their relationship. The book is one of Forgiveness, putting priorities in order, relying on God and so much. I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction. FANTASTIC BOOK! 

Historical Christian Romance author, Jennifer Lynn Cary, likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small-town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series, The Relentless series, and The Weather Girls trilogy as well as the stand-alone novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café and her split-time novel The Traveling Prayer Shawl.


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The Traveling Prayer Shawl is actually a tribute to the wonderful women I’ve had the pleasure of making shawls with for the last ten plus years. We have a group that has remained faithful though some have had to leave, and new faces have joined. I thought this would be a book where there would be several points of view, sort of like how it is when we meet one Saturday per month. I even asked the girls when this idea began to churn if they could give me some character ideas.


Then one morning this scene came to me and wouldn’t leave. I wrote it out and sent it to my critique group. They thought I might be on to something.


Follow that with one of my prayer shawl girls asking if I was still interested in a character idea. Of course I said yes, and she handed me a fully fleshed out supporting character—Dericka.


I hadn’t planned on anything romantic but apparently my characters had other ideas. This story couldn’t get itself written fast enough.


The cherry on top was when another of my prayer shawl girls shared about a pattern her grandmother had designed that was published back in the 1960’s. With her permission, I include that pattern at the end of the book—an actual prayer shawl to crochet.


You will also see a prayer that is included with the shawl in the book. That is the same prayer that is given with each shawl from our Needles of Hope group. It was written by my dear friend, Pastor Lori Brown and used with her permission.


Crocheting is a relaxing craft for me and one I came to only a few years ago. My sweet grandmother tried to teach me to crochet, then gently suggested I stick with knitting. Ha! But my husband’s cousin came to visit and accepted the challenge, finally helping me to see what had been so elusive. Now I prefer it to knitting.


Though The Traveling Prayer Shawl is a stand-alone and not like my other books, I am currently working on another stand-alone split-time and have included the first chapter at the end of the book. Hope you will enjoy it and that you will try out my friend CeCe’s grandmother’s prayer shawl pattern.


Abundant blessings!

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Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 1

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, June 2

Mary Hake, June 2

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 3

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, June 4 (Author Interview)

Vicarious Living , June 4

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 5

Blogging With Carol, June 6

Spoken from the Heart, June 6

To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon card!!

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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Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

The Traveling Prayer Shawl sounds like a book that I would enjoy and I am looking forward to reading it, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Happily Managing a Household of Boys, for sharing your review! Have a sunshiny day!

Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review, I can't wait to read it.

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a very interesting topic for a book! I would love to read it.

Jennifer Lynn Cary said... Best Blogger Tips

@Stormy Vixen
Thank you so much--hope you will enjoy it.

Jennifer Lynn Cary said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rita Wray
Hope you enjoy it!

Jennifer Lynn Cary said... Best Blogger Tips

Hope you will enjoy it.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your excellent review of The Traveling Prayer Shawl, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

My niece would like this book.
Thanks for the contest.

Jennifer Lynn Cary said... Best Blogger Tips

@slehanYay! I hope you both enjoy it.

Jennifer Lynn Cary said... Best Blogger Tips

Bea, I hope you enjoy the read and thank you for the lovely response.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I am quite interested in what the outcome is for Cami's two projects and how her focus and goals realign.

Jennifer Lynn Cary said... Best Blogger Tips

@Roxanne C. Then you really need to read the book! Hope you enjoy it!

traciem said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so inspired and excited to read this book!

Jennifer Lynn Cary said... Best Blogger Tips

@traciem this is what keeps me writing. ❤

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