Love in the Seams by Jodie Wolfe
Welcome back, Jodie and thank you for offering to give away a print copy of your new book (US only). It's been about six months since you were last featured on my blog. What has changed in your life since then?
Thank you for having me back, Debbie. Much has happened in my life over these past months. The most exciting is that I had a new granddaughter added to our family in August. She's a sweet blessing.
On the writing front, I found out I finaled in three contests I had entered. I signed a book contract with Celebrate Lit, and my new novella came out on November 2nd.
Wow! You have had a lot going on. Can you tell us a little bit about your new book?
I'd love to. Here's the back cover copy.
Mae Stafford longs for the companionship and unconditional love her sister has found in her new husband. But after years of refusing potential suitors because of a pact they made as children, Mae no longer has any choices left once their agreement is broken. She's given up hope that God will give her what she desires most, a family of her own. Instead of dwelling on what she doesn't have, she throws herself into her work as the recent sole owner of the local dress shop.
As a promise made to his late wife, Johannes Mueller agrees to travel west to be a school teacher in Calder Springs, Texas, away from the bigotry associated with being an immigrant in New York City. He hopes to improve his life and forget his loss. Johannes isn't counting on his five-year-old daughter's search for a new mother when they arrive. His little LillyAnn finds ways to bring the seamstress and him together…often. Can he learn to embrace his German heritage and unlock his heart to love again?
I understand this is book two in your Twins & Needles Series. Do you plan to have a book three?
I left the possibility open to have an additional book. We'll see whether readers want ranch hand, Slim to have his own happily-ever-after. :) For now I'll be working on my contracted story and other ideas are brewing.
Could you give readers a sneak peak to Love in the Seams?
It would be my pleasure. Here's the opening page of my story.
October 1875, Calder Springs, Texas
“Will you be my new mama?”
Mae Stafford startled at the small child standing beside her elbow and nearly dropped the garment she’d been sewing. She hadn’t heard the bell chime on the door to her dress shop. Golden strands slipped free of the single plait running down the girl’s back. “Why, I … ”
“Nein, mein tochter.” A towering blond man placed a hand on the pixie’s shoulder. The gruff sounds of his language were somehow soothing. “You’ll have to excuse my daughter.” His gaze didn’t quite meet Mae’s. “Sometimes she forgets—”
“But, Papa. She’s the lady we saw a few months ago with the beautiful white dress.”
Warmth flooded Mae’s cheeks, and she cleared her throat. “You must be thinking of my twin sister, Ellie. She, uh, got married in the beginning of summer.”
“What’s a twin?” Her nose wrinkled.
“It means that both my sister and I were born at the same time. We look alike, although not all twins do.” Mae refrained from touching the child’s shoulder.
The girl leaned against Mae’s leg and stared at her face. “Do you have a husband and children?”
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Thank you for hosting me here today, Debbie. I truly appreciate it. May God bless you and your readers.