Today’s sponsored Clean Romance giveaway is a Josi S Kilpack author spotlight. She has been a must-read author of mine for a long time. You can read my review of one of her earlier works titled Her Good Name. My family loves her culinary mysteries, because the main character Sadie Hoffmiller is unforgettable! Josi is a talented writer, and has written in several different genres.
Her latest genre has been a mix of regency romance and historical fiction. I like Josi’s attention to detail and writing style. You are pulled into her stories from the very beginning. She has a wonderful way of bringing characters to life. I have learned so much about Walter Longfellow and Sir Walter Scott, and I can’t wait to read her new book about Harriet Beecher Stowe. And aren’t her book covers beautiful?To get updates delivered to you inbox and be notified of other upcoming giveaways, sign up for my email newsletter here or in the top right hand column of this page.
All That Makes Life Bright: The Life and Love of Harriet Beecher Stowe by Josi S. Kilpack
When Harriet Beecher marries Calvin Stowe on January 6, 1836, she is sure her future will be filled romance, eventually a family, and continued opportunities to develop as a writer. Her husband Calvin is completely supportive and said she must be a literary woman. Harriet’s sister, Catharine, worries she will lose her identity in marriage, but she is determined to preserve her independent spirit. Deeply religious, she strongly believes God has called her to fulfill the roles of wife and writer and will help her accomplish everything she was born to do.
Two months after her wedding Harriet discovers she is pregnant just as Calvin prepares to leave for a European business trip. Alone, Harriet is overwhelmed—being a wife has been harder than she thought and being an expectant mother feels like living another woman’s life. Knowing that part of Calvin still cherishes the memory of his first wife, Harriet begins to question her place in her husband’s heart and yearns for his return; his letters are no substitute for having him home. When Calvin returns, however, nothing seems to have turned out as planned.
Struggling to balance the demands of motherhood with her passion for writing and her desire to be a part of the social change in Ohio, Harriet works to build a life with her beloved Calvin despite differing temperaments and expectations.
Can their love endure, especially after “I do”? Can she recapture the first blush of new love and find the true beauty in her marriage?
Praise for All That Makes Life Bright
Author Josi S. Kilpack
Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and credits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and has written twenty-five novels, one cookbook, and been part of multiple collaborations since then. She is a four-time Whitney Award winner and Best of State winner in Fiction. Josi currently lives in Willard, Utah, with her husband and children.
When Kensington Press picked up her first national women’s fiction novel, As Wide as the Sky, Josi was in need of a pen name to differentiate between her other genres. For years, Josi has been called Jessica Pack by people who hear her name but don’t know her, it made her new pen name easy to choose. As Wide as the Sky will be released in paperback sometime in 2018.
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Coming in 2018
- Miss Wilton’s Waltz, Regency Romance, coming May 2018
- As Wide As the Sky, Women’s Fiction, coming June 2018
- Promises & Primroses, Book One in the Mayfield Family Series, Regency Romance, coming fall 2018
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