Welcome Author Jodie Wolfe!
Hello! Happy Monday! I'm so glad you joined me today. I have the privilege of introducing a very special guest, Author Jodie Wolfe. She's here to tell us about her new book, Taming Julia which just released on the 14th, Valentine's Day. I hope you'll make an effort to welcome and encourage her with me.
Introducing Author Jodie Wolfe:
Interview with Historical Romance Author, Jodie Wolfe
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello! I'm Jodie Wolfe and I've wanted to be a writer ever since I was in grade school and wrote my first story about our pet dog going to Jimmy Carter's inaugural ball. I was hooked.
Where did you get the inspiration for your latest book?
I've always been fascinated with the era of the mail-order bride. I wondered what would happen if a guy needed a wife by a certain time, decided to marry by proxy, and then when the girl shows up, she isn't anything like he expected. What will he do in that type of situation…. That's how the book came about.
What's the back cover blurb?
In 1875, Kansas bachelor Drew Montgomery's sole desire is to serve God, but his congregation's ultimatum that he marry or leave, forces him to advertise for a wife by proxy.
Jules Walker strides into Drew's life wearing breeches and toting a gun and saddle--more cowboy than bride. After years on the trail, she's not exactly wife material, but she longs for home and family, and will do anything to ensure Drew never discovers what she really is.
Do you have a favorite scene in your newest release?
Here's an excerpt from the opening scene:
Matrimony News, February 6, 1875 edition
Minister bachelor aged 27, height 5 feet 10 inches seeks genteel, honest and first-rate homemaker with a desire to serve God. Must be willing to marry by proxy and arrive in Burrton Springs, Kansas by May 1.
Burrton Springs, Kansas, Saturday, May 1, 1875
Dear Lord, please don’t let that creature be my new wife. Drew Montgomery swiped the sweat trickling a path down his neck and shoved the new hat back on his head. He squinted, taking in the lone passenger stepping from the stagecoach. At least, he thought it was a woman. He shielded his eyes from the sun, taking in the britches.
Britches? A gun belt strapped to a slim waist. He gulped. A rifle rested on her shoulder, and she wore a Stetson situated low on her brow. The figure shifted sideways, and Drew groaned, fearing his proxy mail-order bride had arrived by the look of all the curves. He squared his shoulders and crossed the street.
"Are you Montgomery?" Her coffee-brown gaze seared through him.
He snapped his gaping mouth shut and nodded. "Y-yes."
"Name’s Jules Walker." She shoved her hand into his and shook it so hard his teeth clattered. "I reckon, Jules Montgomery since we’re hitched." She waved a slip of paper in his face. "Got the paper here to prove it. So are you my husband or not?"
Drew caught a whiff of dirt. He coughed and cleared his throat.
She peered at him as if he were a chicken with one leg.
"I’m Drew." He managed to choke the words out. "Isn’t your name Julia?"
She scrunched her face, pushed her Stetson from her head, and allowed it to dangle from the string around her neck. Her brown hair scattered in disarray, slipping from a shoulder-length braid. "I can’t remember the last time I’ve been called Julia. Like I said, name’s Jules."
"But..." Drew let the word hang between them. No matter. "Where’re your things?"
"Got my knapsack and that there." She pointed to the top of the stagecoach. He expected to see a trunk, but a saddle rested there instead. What kind of woman brought a saddle into a marriage? What kind of woman showed up dressed like a man? No. No. Something was terribly wrong.
Where can readers find you and your book?
Purchase Links for Taming Julia:
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jodie-Wolfe/e/B01EAWOHXO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Thank you so much for having me here today!
Thank you for being here!
I was blessed to receive an early copy of Taming Julia by Jodie Wolfe. I enjoyed her story very much. Here's a copy of my review:
"Taming Julia by Jodie Wolfe, is a story about two people whose past's threaten the shaky foundation of the relationship they are working to build. Preconceived notions, half truths and outside interference may cause the very destruction they fear of the home they both secretly long for. Taming Julia brings a combination of humor, drama, twists and turns that left me with held breath as I turned the page. This Historical/Romance is written with a Christian perspective that I appreciate and is a clean read that has lessons in which we can all benefit. I recommend this book and hope all future readers will enjoy it as much as I did."
-Sandy Kay Slawson
Homemaker and Writer
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