Jessie And James by Jennifer Beckstrand

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Jessie And James by Jennifer Beckstrand is the most charming Christian historical romance that warms the heart and soothes the soul.

Jennifer Beckstrand always writes such delightful novels that I sink into from the start. Jessie And James is wonderfully amusing. The lead character is a strong minded young woman who carries a large gun everywhere and isn’t afraid to use it! She meets her match in James who is a wonderful partner for verbal volleys.

The whole novel has a warm family atmosphere with characters bonding over the Word, food and song. Huge hearts realise that men are hungry not just for food but for God.

Characters need Jesus and the best way to show Jesus to them is by kindness. No one responds well to a verbal lashing. Jesus needs to be shown in our actions.

There is much kindness in the novel. Characters see a need and meet it. “Never underestimate the power of everyday work.”

There are times when we feel close to God and times when He feels absent. “Was God listening anymore? Did He even care?” God listens. God cares. God responds but it is always in His timing.

Jessie And James was a wonderful read. I love all Jennifer Beckstrand’s novels as she leaves me smiling and feeling good.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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About the Book

Book: Jessie and James

Author: Jennifer Beckstrand

Genre: Western Historical Inspirational Romance

Release Date: July 24, 2019

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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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About the Author

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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.

More from Jennifer

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!

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Giveaway

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. https://promosimple.com/ps/e57b/jessie-and-james-celebration-tour-giveaway

7 thoughts on “Jessie And James by Jennifer Beckstrand

  1. Julia, thank you so much for having me here today. You have a beautiful site! I so appreciate your review of Jessie and James, and I am thrilled you liked it. Sometimes when things go wrong, it is important to be reminded that God is always there for us. Jesus will never forget us. We are graven on the palms of His hands (Isaiah 49:15)! Blessings, Jennifer

  2. Your book sounds like a very good read and the cover is Beautiful! I would love to read it so I will be adding it to my TBR list. Have a Great week. God Bless you.

  3. This sounds like a good story! I found the information about mining in the guest post interesting, too; we live in a mining area, and a lot of land here is what is known as leasehold, meaning you own the buildings and other improvements, but not the land.

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