Jenny Knipfer–Author

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.

AMAZON ISBN: 978-1733320221
INGRAM ISBN: 9781087804231

Blue Moon: A TALE OF PRECIOUS THINGS MORE RARE THAN A BLUE MOON

Knipfer creates a strong sense of place, and she draws on her own experience with MS to depict the course of Valerie’s illness with great sensitivity.”–Wisconsin Writers Association

The year is 1885, and unwed Vanessa Gulet must surrender her newborn son to her married twin sister, Valerie, to raise. A seed of bitterness grows in Vanessa. When the opportunity arises for her to have what she’s always wanted, Vanessa takes it despite the consequences to her family, getting more than she bargained for.

Meanwhile, Valerie, overcome with loss and grief, faces the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Will she and her husband, Felix, forge through their trials, or will life’s upsets cause them to drift apart?

Love seems to bloom in the most unlikely of places in Webaashi Bay for an old friend of Jenay’s and a woman who owns the local dress shop. A parallel tale of love, forgiveness, and reuniting lost things is spun by a local author adding another dimension to the tale of the Gulet twins and their saga.

Fans of historical fiction, Christian historical fiction, clean romance, and literary fiction will enjoy this dramatic read!

“Blue Moon continues a well-written and highly engaging saga of family ties, betrayals, and heartaches. A must-read for historical drama fans everywhere.”–Readers’ Favorite

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REVIEWS:

Readers’ Favorite: K.C. Finn reviewing

“Author Jenny Knipfer draws readers in with a confident and easy style of writing that makes you feel like you’re in safe hands. Unfolding the dramatic saga of the Gulet twins and the people around them in Webaashi Bay is done with fluid prose and a powerful, multi-sensational atmosphere, where you can feel the fresh air and see the water sparkling in each beautifully tailored scene. The plot itself is exciting and well-paced to give plenty of shocks and heartaches along the way, and the emotional powerhouse at its center, for me at least, was Valerie and her immense bravery in the face of adversity, with a condition that I know a little about and believe to be very well conveyed for its period in history. Overall, Blue Moon continues a well-written and highly engaging saga of family ties, betrayals, and heartaches. A must-read for historical drama fans everywhere.”

Wisconsin Writers Association: Joan Bauer reviewing

“My mother was a twin, and while she and her sister were not identical, we always joked that they had a certain telepathy between them. This phenomenon is central to Jenny Knipfer’s Blue Moon, where the special relationship between identical twins Vanessa and Valerie–born to a life of privilege in late nineteenth-century Toronto–is perhaps irrevocably broken.

“… Knipfer creates a strong sense of place, and she draws on her own experience with MS to depict the course of Valerie’s illness with great sensitivity. As the twin sisters seek to recover their special relationship, each finds solace and redemption in a faith based solidly on gratitude.”

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING . . .

Amazon:

“Jenny Knipfer has crafted compelling characters. It is easy to relate to both of these women throughout this fantastic tale. They are easy to celebrate with and mourn for.” Regina Walker, author of We Go On 

“This book is a must read for anyone and especially those of us who like Lake Superior and its surrounding area as a setting for the book. The book is engaging, insightful, well researched, and informative.” –-Laobeau

“There’s something about Knipfer’s writing that touches your heart. Maybe it’s the small town feel of her books, the endearing characters, or the plot that brings a message of truth and hope. And Knipfer wonderfully blends all these elements in her latest, Blue Moon, for in this book, Knipfer has woven an entrancing tale we all need to hear.” –-Amazon customer

“Using a split time line, scenes from past events give the reader an understanding of current happenings for the characters as a story of heartbreak, love, friendship, health issues, familial bonds and faith unfold. The flashbacks and side stories of some of the supporting characters added depth to the the story and created a sense of connection and community among the characters in the book.” –-Marie S.

“This book was a great book two in the series. I really enjoyed reading it. It had Romance, tragedy, sadness, misunderstandings, reconciliations and love. The feel of a small town where everyone knows everyone and all are friends and neighbors and help each other.”–Shirley M.


“In Blue Moon, the author tells a breathtaking story of twins Vanessa and Valerie. Page after page, the author masterfully weaves other exciting characters into the story, and the plot unfolds, revealing more and more new sides of each character.
“–Ksenia S

The characters and the description of where Vanessa ends up living will keep you spellbound. You’ll want to keep reading to see what is going to happen and how things are going to with out. Definitely worth your time to order this book and read it. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.“–Bear Reader

Jenny has crafted yet another beautiful story. I enjoyed following the tale of the two twins, Valerie and Vanessa, as they learn forgiveness and that love takes many forms. I found myself wishing this could be made into a movie, as the story unraveled so cinematically in my head! I would highly recommend Blue Moon, and all books from the By the Light of the Moon series!“–Leia K.

Blue Moon touched me because I have an identical twin sister. As Jenny’s story developed, the twins, Valerie and Vanessa, their close relationship and then the brokenness, was realistic to me. I love stories where you care about the characters, you want to see them grow and change and get beyond the difficult places in life. Jenny has a way of bringing hope into her stories. We need hope that our futures will be better or at least that we will have some understanding of the purposes of our struggles.“–Carolyn M.

Goodreads:

“Another great novel by Jenny! I love the split timeline approach where Jenny so delicately weaves this tale. Again, I end the novel feeling as if I am intimately acquainted with these characters… and felt as if I was walking with them through their journeys of trial and forgiveness. I highly recommend this book!” – Kimberly J.

“Knipfer has offered hope, faith and love throughout this book and again she weaves it in beautifully.” — Lori

“Page after page, the author masterfully weaves other exciting characters into the story, including Jenay (the main character in Ruby Moon), her circle of family and friends, and the plot unfolds, revealing more and more new sides of each character. I loved so many of them!” –Ksenia Sein, author of Agape and Ares and Cruise to Osel

“Guys!!! Blue Moon is such a good book. I’m actually enjoying the plotline even more than Ruby Moon. All the characters are giving me the feels.” — Eric Nicole Pait

“I love it when writers write out of their own experience. I also like it when chronic health issues find their way into a plot line.”  — Jane

“This book was a joy to read and now I can’t wait to start on book three and see how the series ends. I would recommend this book and this series.” –Shirley McAllister

“It involves some heavy issues that kept me engaged and made want to keep reading until I was finished.” — Amy

“An amazing story of healing of brokenness, loyalty, maturity, love and a bond between sisters that nothing can destroy. READ THE BOOK!” — Karen Hadley

“This story is well-written with tenderness in the handling of some sensitive topics and the concept of special happenings that occur ‘once in a Blue Moon’. I enjoyed this book and recommend it.” — Nancy Garbe

“I loved the story of relationship between these two sisters! All of the emotions that go along with sisters, especially twin sisters, is found in this heartwarming story!” — Lisa Turley

BookBub:

“Blue Moon is the tale of identical twin girls growing up in the late 1800s. When one of the girls falls in love and has a child out of wedlock, she is forced by her father to relinquish her parental rights to her sister who is married. As you might imagine this leads to resentment and anger. But I won’t say anything more. Read it!” – Rudysfirst

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