Thursday, October 20, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Jeannette's Gift by Blossom Turner


Book: Jeanette’s Gift

Author: Blossom Turner

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: October 11, 2022

This life wasn’t the one she dreamed of, but happily ever afters don’t always come when and how we expect.

At twenty-nine, Jeanette Williams has watched each one of her four sisters marry and start families of their own. It’s hard not to believe God has forgotten the desires of her heart, especially when most people refer to her as Spinster Williams. Without the beautiful children she teaches, life would be unbearably lonely.

When the handsome widower, Theo Wallace, and his six children move into the Shenandoah Valley, every available woman is atwitter—except for Jeanette. She has no such aspirations that someone as plain as her could draw even a smattering of interest.

As life throws this unlikely couple together, Jeanette can’t help but fall in love with Theo’s children and their soul-wrenching plight. Before she knows it, her heart is far more invested than she could’ve ever imagined. And not just with the children, but with their handsome father as well. Is she headed for another heartbreak, or is it possible God had a beautiful plan in the works all along?


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Blossom Turner has fast become a favorite author of mine. Jeanette's Gift is the fifth book, in the Shenandoah Brides series. I have read the first 4 books in the series and have been excitedly awaiting the release of this book!

Jeanette Williams is 29yrs old and hasn't found a good life suitor. She loves being a teacher and without her "children' she feels she would be extremely lonely. Jeanette has prayed for many years that God will send a suitor to her. Theo Wallace, a recent widower, who has Six Children, moves to Shenandoah Valley, The Women of Shenandoah Valley begin to swoon over Theo Wallace, except Jeanette. Jeanette feels she has been heartbroken before and doesn't want another one. Jeanette and Theo begin spending more and more time together due to life happenings. Jeanette really enjoys the children and she really gets to know about their life plight. Jeanette also begins to have feelings for their father, Theo. Will Jeanette put up a wall and not fall deeper for Theo? Will Theo and Jeanette have a relationship? 

WOW, I am once again blown away by this series. I started reading and could not put the book down. I finished the book in 3hrs. Jeanette and Theo's story is one of trusting God's timing in our lives. Jeanette had prayed for many years for God to find a suitor for her. Just as she had given up, along comes Theo. Theo has been through a lot recently and is having trouble trusting God. I LOVE how life changes for the better for both Jeanette and Theo when they open their hearts to God and trust him for their future. I really LOVE how Blossom Turner really appropriately picks great titles for her books. Jeanette's Gift is soo well-titled because she finally receives the gift she has prayed about for so long.  I HIGHLY recommend this book to those who enjoy Christian Romance. WONDERFUL BOOK!

Blossom Turner is a freelance writer published in Chicken Soup and Kernels of Hope anthologies, former newspaper columnist on health and fitness, an avid blogger and published novelist of the Word Guild semi-finalist Anna’s Secret. However, she has found her home in the writing of historical fiction. The power of love and romance is authentically woven into the Shenandoah Bride Series about five sisters and their love stories. She and her husband, David, have two grown children and live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Read more at


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Long before I knew I could write, I loved to read. Being a hopeless romantic I gravitated to all romance stories either contemporary or historical. I soon realized that finding clean fiction but still written with the passion God created us to experience, was hard to find. (Song of Solomon is a good example of the expression of passion and love between a man and woman without being explicit.)


Given the gift of a writing career later in life one thing was for sure…I wanted to write what I like to read. Clean romance does not need to be boring. As each story pours out, I realize that writing historical fiction is my passion. I finally know what I was born to do. The Shenandoah Brides is a series of five sisters and their five love stories. Oct. 11, 2022 is launch day for the final book in the series called Jeanette’s Gift.


Each book has a redeeming theme. Katherine’s Arrangement, set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, post-civil war, speaks on how to love the way 1 Corinthians encourages, even when marriage (Katherine’s is an arranged marriage) has proven to be very disappointing. The second book Amelia’s Heartsong, situated in Richmond, Virginia illustrates how love transcends the pomp and circumstance of class and money and encourages us to view others the way God does. The third book, Lucinda’s Defender unfolds back in the valley, and speaks of how our greatest mistake does not have to define our future. A message on second chances encourages the soul. The fourth book, Gracie’s Surrender once again set in Richmond, speaks of a life dedicated to the ministry of God helping the underprivileged orphans. Gracie learns that God can upset even our best intentions with a better plan.


However, the message for this fifth book, Jeanette’s Gift, is a subject so near and dear to my heart. Growing up in an environment that tore me down instead of build me up, proved to be invaluable in writing on this subject. The theme of this book—healing from low self-worth—is a topic that many will relate to.


Jeanette suffers from low self-worth and believes God has forgotten her. A very valuable process unfolds with truth and techniques that work today. Jeanette learns to accept that how life unfolds is up to the sovereignty of God, and He can be trusted. She also breathes in the truth of how she is, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made.


My prayer is that as Jeanette grows toward healing in the story, that any reader suffering in this same way will embrace the steps on how to break this vicious cycle. I know from first-hand experience healing is possible, and I long to get that message out there.


Although this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, enjoying the whole series as the family saga unfolds will deepen the experience.


I sincerely hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed the write. I love to hear from my readers. Contact me at

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To celebrate her tour, Blossom is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift 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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Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a very good read.

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

Good book for Fall reading.
Thanks for the contest.

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Jeanette's Gift sounds like a brilliant read for me to 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 splendid day!

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

The character of Jeanette touches my heart, and I will be so happy when she gets her HEA.

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't read any of this author's books yet. They sound good!

Blossom Turner said... Best Blogger Tips

So appreciate your gift of time in reading and reviewing Jeanette's Gift. Your expertise is a gift to me. May you be blessed.
And may Roxanne, Bea, and Emma feel God's richest blessing today and every day. Hope you enjoy the read.
Hugs, Blossom

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