Jenny Knipfer Author

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Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome. Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Christian – Historical Fiction book “Ruby Moon” by Jenny Knipfer

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“Reviewed By Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite

Ruby Moon is the first entry in the series By the Light of the Moon by Jenny Knipfer, a narrative with very strong Christian themes. It is a story that explores guilt, family hurt, and an unusual romance, set in Ontario in the 1890s. It follows Jenay, a young female protagonist of mixed descent, who experiences trauma after causing an accident. The reader encounters a young woman who is psychologically challenged by the experiences of life, but then an unexpected person enters her life, the very person who once stood as a serious threat to her father’s shipping business — the insanely handsome Renault. Now she feels an irresistible attraction to the man she should hate while her heart struggles to do what is right.

This novel is filled with drama and a writing style that is insightful. From the beginning, the author creates a sense of mystery, capturing sensations in a style that defies perception: “I see the moon, and I imagine the moon sees me—every hidden part. The blood red of a ruby is reflected upon its surface. It appears like a floating jewel, fit for a queen. The queen of death.” The lyricism in the writing combines with the use of symbolism and the spiritual depth of the writing to transport the reader and makes for an inspiring read. The chapters are well-organized, each exploring an episode or an aspect of the plot, each written with timely paragraph breaks and phraseology that is designed to increase the level of drama in the story. Biblical references make for an additional level of richness in the story. Ruby Moon is entertaining, fast-paced, and features characters that are real.”

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I didn’t quite know what to expect when I picked up this book. A debut novel can be a risk. But this story defied every fear, immersing me from the beginning into the lives of Jenay and Jacque, along with a bevy of unforgettable characters. However, these characters weren’t the only draw. No, it was Knipfer’s ability to weave a plot so multi-dimensional, so ripe with meaning, so full of depth, that I knew this story was something special.

I highly encourage you to pick up this book. You will run the gamut of emotions, from laughter, to sorrow, to fear, to hope. Take a chance on this one. It does not disappoint! — Kathryn V.

As a winner of a GoodReads Kindle giveaway, I must admit I would not have found this book by my usual selection of reading material. I found it mysterious and I kept reading to find out what had happened to the person who was feeling guilty. The author then does a lovely job of telling the back story of young Jenay growing up on the shores of Lake Superior. We finally understand what happened and the mystery of the first pages becomes clear. Usually when a mystery is cleared most authors sign off on the story, but the author continues with other events perhaps leading, I suppose, to book #2. –Ruth


Amazing read! Very educational, inspirational, & spiritual book. The author is amazing and Godly woman. –Tonya W.

This was a most unique book. Most of this story centers around Jenay in her 17th year and what a year that was. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish! I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book through Reading Deals, and I gave an honest review. –Linda R.

I love to read and this book did not disappoint. The characters are real and the setting and plot was amazing. I started reading and could not put this book down. The storyline kept me riveted and the description of the lifestyles, the countryside and the way things were in that period of history was not only captivating, I learned a lot I had never known. I can easily recommend this book and can’t wait to get my hands on the second in the series! –Debbie W.


I am awed by every aspect of her creativity! The depth and details and anticipation in her writings are incredible! I highly recommend this to everyone! –Judy A.

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