06 April 2022

Under the Weeping Willow (Sheltering Trees: Book Two) By Jenny Knipfer Book Tour! @jennyknipferbrave @coffeepotbookclub #HistoricalFiction #CoffeePotBookClub @JennyKnipfer @maryanneyarde

 


Book Title: Under the Weeping Willow

Series: (Sheltering Trees: Book Two)

Author: Jenny Knipfer 

Publication Date: 21st October 2021

Publisher: Jenny Knipfer—Author

Page Length: 346 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Womens Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Split Timeline Fiction



Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=patS8iHnN7A&t=2s


A HISTORICAL NOVEL ABOUT A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER AND THE SECRET SHAPING THEIR ROCKY RELATIONSHIP

1918:


Just as Robin Holcomb settles into married life with her husband, Willis, on his aunt and uncles farm in Wisconsin, WWI calls Willis away. With an unknown future and a child on the way, Robin makes the best of life among people she barely knows.


After the birth of her child, Robin struggles with depression and battles to overcome her inner demons before despair and hopelessness drive her to attempt to take her own life. Will Robin survive her dive into postpartum depression, let alone see Willis again?


1983:


Enid Fenton clears out her Mothers house and puts the family farm up for sale, trying to not be consumed by guilt for installing her mother into the county nursing home.


Reading through some of her mothers diary entries, Enid uncovers a secret that helps her make sense of the unnamed point of division that has always soured their relationship.


Can Enid reconcile with her mother before the ravages of Alzheimers claim her?


Readers of historical fiction, Christian historical fiction, literary fiction, and womens fiction will be moved as this novel takes them from the depths of a persons psyche and grief to the pinnacle of long-hoped-for peace.



Praise:

Knipfer has created a story that crosses many genres and will appeal to those who love poignant epics about complex characters, engrossing plots, relatable situations, and a satisfying ending.” Tammy Ruggles for ReadersFavorite, five-star review


A sensitive and well-crafted drama unpacking issues of mental health, layers of grief, societal expectations, and the instability of memory, this novel is touching on the surface, but subtly and profoundly layered with meaning.” Self-Publishing Review ★★★★★


"A heart-rending, emotionally packed love story between a mother and daughter, Under the Weeping Willow is a journey of loss and brokenness coupled with forgiveness and healing. This time-split novel captured my heart and didn't release it until the final page. Beautiful and haunting, Robin and Enid's story swept me to another era. These characters lived, and I loved watching them find their way to each other. Keep the tissues handy. You don't want to miss this story!" ~Candace West, Selah award finalist and author of the Valley Creek Redemption series



Trigger Warnings:

Postpartum depression, attempted suicide, Alzheimer's



Buy Links:


Available on #KindleUnlimited


Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Weeping-Willow-Sheltering-Trees-ebook/dp/B09BXBTCJW

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Under-Weeping-Willow-Sheltering-Trees-ebook/dp/B09BXBTCJW

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Under-Weeping-Willow-Sheltering-Trees-ebook/dp/B09BXBTCJW

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Under-Weeping-Willow-Sheltering-Trees-ebook/dp/B09BXBTCJW

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/under-the-weeping-willow-jenny-knipfer/1140213690

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/under-the-weeping-willow/jenny-knipfer/sara-litchfield/9781733320283

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/under-the-weeping-willow-9781733320283/9781733320283


Excerpt


She leaned her head against his shoulder, hoping to remember his scent of freshly mown hay, bay rum, and hard work. He caressed the back of her neck.


“It won’t be long,” he comforted her. 


They were empty words, which didn’t have a true, sure ring to them but sparked hope all the same.


“Take care of our little one,” he whispered in her ear.


Robin took a deep breath, steeling herself to be strong. She tipped up her head. “I will.”


Willis crushed a kiss to her lips. Robin didn’t care what any of them thought. The train whistle blew, and Willis released her. A chill breeze blew over the platform and made Robin tug her indigo-blue, wool sweater tighter around her expanding middle. 


Jenny lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Ken, and their pet Yorkie, Ruby. She is also a mom and loves being a grandma. She enjoys many creative pursuits but finds writing the most fulfilling.

 

Spending many years as a librarian in a local public library, Jenny recently switched to using her skills as a floral designer in a retail flower shop. She is now retired from work due to disability. Her education background stems from psychology, music, and cultural missions.

 

All of Jennys books have earned five-star reviews from ReadersFavorite, a book review and award contest company. She holds membership in the: Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, Wisconsin Writers Association, Christian Indie Publishing Association, and Independent Book Publishers Association.

 

Jennys favorite place to relax is by the western shore of Lake Superior, where her novel series, By The Light of the Moon, is set.

 

She deems a cup of tea and a good book an essential part of every day. When not writing, Jenny can be found reading, tending to her many houseplants, or piecing quilt blocks at her sewing machine.

 

Her new historical fiction, four-part series entitled, Sheltering Trees, is set in the area Jenny grew up in, where she currently lives, and places along Minnesotas Northern Shore, where she loves to visit. She is currently writing a four-part novella series entitled: Botanical Seasons.

 

Keep current with Jenny by visiting her website at https://jennyknipfer.com. Ways to connect with Jenny via social media, newsletter, and various book sites can be found on her website. 

 

 

Social Media Links:


Website: https://jennyknipfer.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JennyKnipfer/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/jennyknipfer.writer/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/jennyknipferbrave/

Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/JennyKnipfer/

Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jenny-knipfer

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jenny-Knipfer/e/B07QV9HPH4%253F

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19133392.Jenny_Knipfer










2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting the blog tour for Under the Weeping Willow.

    All the best,
    Mary Anne
    The Coffee Pot Book Club

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    1. My pleasure! Plus, it is set in Wisconsin! I live in Wisconsin!

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