Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Cracklin' Rosie by Jennifer Lynn Cary


Book: Cracklin’ Rosie

Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary

Genre: Historical Christian Romance

Release Date: November 20, 2023

She’s a strong-willed chiropractor…

…He’s an old-fashioned MD.

Sparks fly—but will they burn them or make them sizzle?

When Rose Crackinbush D.C. sets up her modern (for the 1970s) practice in a new town, heaven help anyone who thinks chiropractors aren’t legitimate doctors.  Those naysayers will eat their words. Or she might make them cookies—she can be nice.

And if she can keep her temper about the town’s Jokester MD, she might win some new patients.

But this MD isn’t just a jokester. A dedicated family doctor, Brett Shoffner uses humor to help heal his patients. Only it seems newly-arrived lady chiropractors aren’t ready for his quips — no matter how pretty and smart they are. This specific lady chiropractor, not the quips.

Life would be so much easier for these two if they could avoid each other. But fate keeps throwing them together. Can they see beyond the symptoms and diagnose the real reasons behind their push-pull attraction?

And if so, will they choose the best cure?

Welcome back to 1972 Kokomo, Indiana in Cracklin’ Rosie, the fourth installment of the Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue series, where the Great Physician can adjust callings and purposes in ways never imagined.

You will enjoy Cracklin’ Rosie, a sweet, clean romcom inspired by Neil Diamond’s 1960’s song of the same title, because everyone knows that the plans we make don’t always end up as we thought they would.


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I really enjoy reading books that are a part of a series. I also enjoy Christian Historical Romance. Cracklin' Rosie by Jennifer Lynn Cary is Book 4 in the series, The Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue. I have been enjoying this series since Book 1 and have been anxiously waiting for Book 4 to be released. 

We are back to 1972 in Kokomo, Indiana and the main characters in this book are Rosie and Brett.  Rose Crackinbush D.C is a Chriopractor and has just moved to Kokomo to open a new practice. Brett Shoffner is the local Family Doctor and well liked in town. Rose feels that many believe Chriopractors are not "real doctors". Brett uses humor to "treat" his patients. Rose isn't "amused" by his humor and tries to steer clear of Brett. It seems the 2 keep having chance encounters in town. Will Rose finally give in and learn to enjoy Brett? Will there be a relationship between the pair?

I started reading this book and could not put it down. Rose seems to be a bit frustrated that her profession isn't taken seriously. I LOVE how she strives to change that and I love her independent attitude about life. I truly LOVE Brett's approach as a Family Dr. and about life. The fact that the pair cannot avoid one another in town is humorous to me. The author does have a faith message in the book and that is seeking God to help guide us in life and we can overcome. The book is filled with Humor, Romance, and Faith. I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone who likes good Clean Christian Romance and a step back in history! AWESOME 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 novel, Cheryl’s Going Home, her novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café, and her split-time novels The Traveling Prayer Shawl and The Forgotten Gratitude Journal. Cracklin’ Rosie is the fourth book of her spin-off series The Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue.


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I’ve long been a fan of 60s music—since the 1960s! Neil Diamond has been a favorite performer since that time. I must have been in fourth grade with “Thank the Lord for the Nighttime” was released. I had no idea of any deeper meaning, just loved the song—it would’ve gotten full 98 score from me for having “a great beat and fun to dance to” if I’d been a judge on American Bandstand with Dick Clark.


Fast-forward a good fifty plus years, and I’m researching 60s music where the song title has a girl’s name in it for my Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue series and I run across “Cracklin’ Rosie.” That was one song I sang with gusto. So fun. But I never was sure of the meaning. What or who was Cracklin’ Rosie? Then I got an inspiration that made me laugh out loud. I even contacted friends to share—tickled me to no end. What if Rosie was a chiropractor? That was the genesis for this story.


Of course, it needed to be funny. And who better to add humor and conflict than a medical doctor who fancied himself as an amateur comedian? The idea stuck and the brainstorming began. I have to tell you my critique partner, Diana Brandmeyer, understands humor. It was a blast coming up with ways to make it funny.


I hope you will agree, and that there will be moments when you snort or chuckle. Or even laugh out loud and have someone look over at you, so you tell them, “You gotta read this book.” Anyway, whether anyone watches you read, I hope you’ll enjoy this latest addition to the Weather Girls Wedding Shoppe and Venue series, Cracklin’ Rosie.

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

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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Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for the excellent review.

Tami Vollenweider said... Best Blogger Tips

I enjoyed your review!! Sounds like a good clean romance story, but maybe with a little competition going on!!!

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of Cracklin’ Rosie, this definitely sounds like a must read book and series for me

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

Reading Cracklin' Rosie will put a smile on my face.

Nancy P said... Best Blogger Tips

Reminds me of the song..

Nancy P said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful cover

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