Jenny Knipfer–Author

Writing to inspire, encourage, and enjoy

BOTANICAL SEASONS: BOOK ONE ~ ISBN: 978-1-7333202-9-0 

“Knipfer weaves a historical novella that offers twists and turns you’ll never see coming, tying up this lovely holiday tale with a bright red bow. As always, the prose is nearly poetic—Knipfer’s great skill, and it makes reading a delight.”

~Jenny Cary, author of the inspirational series: Relentless, The Crockett Chronicles, and The Weather Girls


It’s the end of 1897 and Christmas approaches. It’s been years since Holly Moore has seen her father, a well-known lumber baron, but she has heard he’s come back home to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Having lived with her aunt and uncle since the age of ten, Holly holds mixed feelings about seeing the man who once abandoned her.  

When the opportunity comes for Holly to slip into the household of Grapevine Lodge—her childhood home and the seat of the Moore Lumber fortune—virtually unnoticed, she takes it. 

While at Grapevine Lodge, Holly encounters Matthew Peterson, the son of a business associate of her father’s. She quickly develops a friendship with Matthew, but when she finds out just who he really is and what he’s come to the lodge for, Holly questions their relationship. 

Will Holly’s father recognize her? Can she move past all that has kept her and her father apart and finally be able to truly come home? Can Holly keep her feelings for Matthew and still step into her role as the heiress to a lumber fortune?

Find out in this short and sweet, Christmas-themed novella with a surprise twist. Readers of Christian historical fiction, Christian or clean romance, and Christmas fiction will experience a heart-warming story of all that makes Christmastime magical. 

“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.


“Knipfer’s Christmas romance novel, Holly’s Homecoming, is one of the popular Botanical Seasons Novellas. Set in the late 1800s, the plot revolves around family conspiracies and a new romantic alliance. A gentle historical and seasonal romance, bringing in the beauty of the Christmas season.”

Readers’ Favorite five-star review

Holly’s Homecoming has all of Jenny’s trademarks: a strong yet vulnerable heroine finding herself and her place in the world. I’m looking forward to the next novella in the Botanical Seasons series.

Elaine Schroller, author of Dare Not Tell


“Jenny never disappoints but inspires, encourages and entertains with this sweet, moving story of forgiveness and hope as Holly truly experiences the love and healing of God.” Mimisboys3″

“This is a must holiday read and wonderful story with great characters and a good story line.” Hfamily5

“A delightful and quick read with a surprising twist, lies, and forgiveness. Perfect for reading as we approach the Christmas season or at any time of the year!” Rudysfirst

“A nice length to read in an evening, perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit. It left me wanting to know more about Holly and her family. I hope there are follow up stories to this one.” Lakesidereading.


“A sweet novella that will find you that Christmas has it’s true Magic, and that when we forgive we can move forward and embrace the Homecoming that awaits us with much peace and love.” Keren Herrera-Lyles

“This Christmas book is a delight. Great storyline, great characters, fun read. Once again Jenny Knipfer has woven beautiful pictures of an old fashioned Christmas in Northern Wisconsin. You will love it.” Mary McCauley

“This is a clean novella with a great story. I enjoyed the characters and the author’s approach to telling it. A definite read.” Erralee Hendrian

“A quick read, this story about a young woman seeking answers about her past will warm your heart and remind you that forgiveness lightens the heart and is the true meaning of love at Christmas.” Lynwood Brawn


“What wonderful read right before the holidays. Jenny has a way with making you feel like you are truly blessed after reading her story.” Joyce Woodkey

“I enjoyed this short story which had an unexpected twist as the story progressed and a heart-warming ending! Well written and I loved the description of the glass house plants and the Christmas tree which added to the atmosphere of the story.” Amazon Customer

“This is a wonderful Christmas story with characters you can really relate to.” Tammy Layton

“Jenny has the ability to make historical fiction relevant to today with such grace and ease. A sweet story of God’s faithfulness as the characters allow Him to take the lead and unfold His plan for their lives.” Gersins

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