Jenny Knipfer–Author

Best-selling Christian historical fiction author, Jenny Knipfer, shares her books, inspiration, thoughts on life and writing, and book reviews. Purchase Jenny's books, read her blog, or listen to encouraging podcasts, highlighting the life of a writer.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“A perfect short historical read for the busy season. Author Jenny Knipfer delivers a warm and festive story with a twist of mystery. I adored the ambience! Readers looking for their next favorite holiday novella will not want to miss Holly’s Homecoming.” 

~Naomi Musch, author of fifteen novels including Selah and Book-of-the-Year finalist Mist O’er the Voyageur, the sequel Song for the Hunter, and the Lumberjacks and Ladies novella collection.

In a Grove of Maples: “Dramatic character development and lavish descriptive language make Knipfer’s prose shine, and carry this emotionally stirring plot from start to finish. The storytelling is casual but unmistakably aged, and the research into this particular time period is remarkable, while the variation in narrative format keeps the story engaging throughout.” 

Self-Publishing Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Under the Weeping Willow: 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.

Candace West, Selah Award Finalist and author of the Valley Creek Redemption Series

Welcome to my site! I’m so glad you’re here. Thank you for your interest in me and my writing.

I have enjoyed many creative pursuits over the years, but I find writing the most fulfilling. Writing helps me understand my world. I filled a copious amount of journals recording my faith journey for more than thirty years. I now use a digital format to record my thoughts, prayers, and stories.

Jenny at her home
photo credit: Elena Dawson Photography

In the past few years, writing has helped me to live with the challenging disease of multiple sclerosis. My journey has been riddled with grief and the laying down of abilities I thought I would always be able to use. I’m convinced life is more about what we lay down than pick up. Good things can come out of what we deem “bad” circumstances. MS has taught me to be more resilient, more thankful, and more gracious towards myself and others. I’ve learned not to give up, to do what I can, and to cherish each day I am given.

Much to my amazement, I became a best-selling author! Take my word for it, a lot can be accomplished in small, seemingly insignificant sections of time. I have three inspirational historical fiction series: By the Light of the Moon, Sheltering Trees, and Botanical Seasons. To find our more about each, click the corresponding tabs in the menu. I’m also trying my hand at some retold fairytales. More on that to come!

Most of all, I’m a daughter saved by God’s grace, strengthened by faith, and transformed by His Spirit. I trust He will fulfill in me all He’s called me to do. I hope you follow along with me as I journey down this road as an author.

Hebrews 11:1 Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. NIV

Blessings, Jenny

Ruby Moon: “Knipfer’s characterization is stellar in this novel, and she skillfully ties in themes of faith, forgiveness, and trust. The mesh of cultures in this novel are delightful and refreshing, as is the way she carries the readers through the story in non-chronological order using different perspectives and tenses.

Wisconsin Writers Association

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Blue Moon continues a well-written and highly engaging saga of family ties, betrayals, and heartaches. A must-read for historical drama fans everywhere… Author Jenny Knipfer draws readers in with a confident and easy style of writing that makes you feel like you’re in safe hands.”

Readers’ Favorite

Silver Moon: “Told from a dramatic starting point, Knipfer leads her readers through a web of time and place that slowly draws us toward a meeting point when all the timelines and character threads meld and move forward together.

Wisconsin Writers Assoc.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Harvest Moon is probably one of the best historical fiction novels I have ever read. I have come away deep in thought, feeling somewhat like I’ve had a mystical experience and one I will never forget.”

Viga Boland for Readers’ Favorite


Blog: I blog every Monday about writing and/or life with its inspirations and challenges. On Wednesdays I plan to post book reviews about books that I’ve read, share excerpts from my books, or in general talk about something bookish. To subscribe and receive my blog posts directly: add your email up at the top right for desktop computer viewers or below my newsletter signup for phone and tablet viewers.

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