“The plot has its twists and turns to keep readers intrigued…to the very end. A great comfort read that will soothe the spirit with renewed hope and faith.”Readers’ Favorite
A HISTORICAL NOVEL OF FINDING HEALING AND A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE
In the early 1900s, quiet and reserved Molly Lund finds refuge from her past at the Nelsons’ farm in Minnesota. In an attempt to turn a new page in her life, Molly works at making peace with her losses and coming to terms with the disfiguring burns on her face.
Samuel Woodson, the Nelsons’ hired hand, carries his own cares. Split from his family and bearing a burden of misplaced guilt for an act that haunts him, Samuel–seeing past Molly’s scars–draws her out of her self-protective shell.
Molly and Samuel form a friendship, but just as their hearts lead them deeper, an unexpected guest comes calling, demanding what’s his.
Will Molly and Samuel find a way to be together or will they be separated, due to impediments beyond their control? Can they trust in God’s plan and travel a path that heals the hurts of the past?
Readers of historical fiction, Christian historical fiction, and Christian historical romance will delight in this beautifully wrought story of the healing power of love.
“A heartwarming story of healing from external and internal scars. Through some of life’s harder lessons the characters learn to trust, forgive, and find second chances out of the ashes of pain and loss.” Anne Perreault, author of eighteen inspirational novels, including the Yellowstone series
“A beautifully written portrait of the past, and dramatic historical fiction at its best. A slow-burning pastoral romance with dual narration for a fully immersive experience, this story feels archetypal, unfolding with exquisite execution.”Self-Publishing Review
“Once again Jenny has developed a great story with many twists and turns. The characters and scenes come to life and it keeps you turning the pages to see what’s next. Highly recommended.” PastorMJ1
“My personal favorite in the series. Knipfer has such a way with words and with weaving together a story, that the reader is kept spellbound, wondering what the next occurrence will be.” HenryandLana
“Another amazing book by Knipfer. Love the characters Samuel and Molly and feel like we are old friends. They let you know that the Lord is always with us and will never leave us in times of need. This book fills you with faith and hope.” Ccraftylayton1
“I was caught up in this story immediately, sharing in the heartaches, the unknowns, the hopelessness both Molly and Samuel experienced, past and present, reiterating the author’s intent, to know that God is with us no matter what we’re facing or have faced.” Evelyn Foreman
“Once again Author Jenny embraces you with these strong characters that bring you along with you in this journey of hope, trusting, forgiveness and God’s everlasting love.“ Whisperocky
“As always, Jenny has provided an emotionally moving story with complex characters in On Bur Oak Ridge. She never shies away from the tough subjects, while not making them so heavy you can’t bear to turn the page.”Lisa Howeler, author of The Spencer Valley Chronicles
“There is something about Jenny Knipfer’s writing that is utterly captivating. And just when I thought I couldn’t be more entranced than I already was with her books, I fell head over heels in love with her latest, On Bur Oak Ridge. From start to finish I was engulfed in the story of Molly and Samuel as twists and turns threatened to keep them apart.” Kathryn Bochman
“This book is by far my favorite in the series. The writing is so clear, it was easy to envision the story. I just adore the characters in this story, especially Molly for the strength she had and the loss and trials she has endured. This is a wonderful story of family, overcoming hurts, and trusting in God. This story also contains twists and turns that kept me reading to see what was going to happen.” Helen M
“This story pulled at my heartstrings. Filled with secrets, loss and many twist and turns, it shows how that faith, hope and love can endure in the end.” Lisa Wetzel
“There is so much that happens in this story that interest is kept the whole time. There is romance, drama, second chance at a marriage, first chance at love, and tragedy that can be hard to overcome.” Erralee Hendrian
“Knipfer gives such a deep journey into her characters hearts and minds that you feel the heartache, the hope, and the love as you read. This is a unique story with unexpected twists and beautifully rendered characters.”Amy Walsh, historical and contemporary Christian author