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Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Christmas Prayer by Wanda Brunstetter

Posted by [email protected] on September 21, 2018 at 1:55 PM


About the Book


Book Title: The Christmas Prayer


Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter


Genre: Historical Christmas Romance


Release date: September, 2018


Beloved, bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter takes readers on a journey in 1850 along the California Trail.



Only the brave—or foolhardy—would attempt a cross-country journey late in the season. Three wagons meet up in Independence, Missouri, in April 1850, and their owners decide to keep forging ahead despite many setbacks and delays. December finds them in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when a sudden snowstorm traps them, obscuring the trail.


Cynthia Cooper is traveling with her mother and the man she has promised to marry. But as Christmas is upon them and they are hunkered down in a small cabin, she is forced to reevaluate her reasons for planning to marry fellow-traveler Walter Prentice. When a widowed father heading to a California ranch and a gold prospector both show an interest in Cynthia, she weighs her dreams for marriage alongside her responsibility to care for her mother. Can love win over her timid heart?


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My Review

The Christmas Prayer is set in Missouri in the 1850's.  Cynthia and her mother travel cross-country
to a new life in California, traveling by wagon train with Cynthia's fiance. They miss the wagon train
leader and a company of three wagons led by an inexperienced trail guide set off on their journey. The
story is laced with hardships of extreme cold, lack of food, and an adequate place to stay out of the
weather.  The descriptions of the countryside made me feel like I was traveling along with them.

It is a wonderfully well-written Christian christmas story laced with inspirational instances of
God's love providing for them in their time of need. The characters were well-developed and seemed to
fit the time period well.

The Christmas Prayer if filled with hope, new-found love, and inspiration and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

About the Author


New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda’s stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.


Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.


When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.


Guest Post from Wanda


A cross-country journey in 1850 leads to high mountain danger—and romance.


Only the brave—or foolhardy—would attempt a cross-country journey late in the season. Three wagons meet up in Independence, Missouri, in April 1850, and their owners decide to keep forging ahead despite many setbacks and delays. December finds them in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when a sudden snowstorm traps them, obscuring the trail.


Cynthia Cooper is traveling with her mother and the man she has promised to marry. But as Christmas is upon them and they are hunkered down in a small cabin, she is forced to reevaluate her reasons for planning to marry fellow-traveler Walter Prentice. When a widowed father heading to a California ranch and a gold prospector both show an interest in Cynthia, she weighs her dreams for marriage alongside her responsibility to care for her mother. Can love win over her timid heart?


Find out in The Christmas Prayer from NY Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter.

Try this Exclusive Bonus Recipe Found Inside the Book!

Cynthia’s Fried Apples


Instructions:


Without peeling, quarter as many tart apples as you would like. Lay apples close together, skin side down, in frying pan with salt pork fat or butter. Cover until well steamed then uncover and brown both sides, turning and watching closely to prevent burning.


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A Baker’s Perspective, September 19

 

Blossoms and Blessings, September 20

 

Britt Reads Fiction, September 20

 

Random Thoughts From a Bookworm, September 20

 

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Jeanette’s Thoughts, September 23

 

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Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, September 24

 

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Two Points of Interest, September 24

 

Inspiration Clothesline, September 25

 

Inklings and notions, September 25

 

Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 25

 

Fiction, Faith, and Fun, September 26

 

Girls in White Dresses, September 26

 

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Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Wanda is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a free copy of The Christmas Prayer with an autographed book plate inside!!

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/d297/the-christmas-prayer-celebration-tour-giveaway

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1 Comment

Reply Emma
1:42 AM on September 23, 2018 
This sounds like a good story for those times when you need something quick and easy!