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.

NEW RELEASE!

BOTANICAL SEASONS: BOOK TWO ~ 978-1-7379575-1-5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Author Jenny Knipfer made the 1890s come alive; the characters all seem real and the plot so believable. It is a must-read for all romantics, Victorian-era historical fiction lovers, and anyone who just enjoys a good book!”

Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite

A SPRINGTIME NOVELLA OF A SECRET LOVE AND A PASSIONATE VOW

In the late 1890s, intuitive flower shop owner Violet Brooks opens up her heart and business to the Moore family but yet has vowed to get justice for her deceased husband, Roger, whom she believed had died as a result of bucking the Moore lumber company. 

Handsome lumberbaron Devon Moore frequents Violet’s shop with his niece, Holly, who’s preparing for her upcoming wedding. Running the shop herself after her husband’s death a year prior exhausts Violet, so she hires Holly, surprising herself by hoping to have more chances for her path to cross with Devon’s.

In the meantime, a secret admirer leaves Violet messages in the language of flowers. Her heart blossoms to the sentiments within.

She’s torn between her growing attraction for Devon and her admirer, or are they one in the same?

Journalist Frankie Dermot, an old classmate and flame of Violet’s, comes back to town. Violet enlists his help in her search for the truth about Roger’s death. But when they uncover who’s really responsible for her husband’s  passing  one year prior, Violet is shocked.

Will Violet shut herself off from newfound love, or will she allow her past vow to her deceased husband to dictate her future and keep her from the man who wins her heart?

Readers of Christian historical fiction and Christian historical romance with a twist of mystery will find their hearts set aflutter by Violet’s tale of discovering romance and be inspired by her path to grace.

“Knipfer has created intriguing plots in previous books and this one is no exception. Readers are sure to enjoy this sweet historical tale filled with mystery, interesting twists and mercy.” Dawn Kinzer, inspirational author of The Daughters of Riverton series

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Reviews:

“Women who choose this novella for its promise of romance and intrigue won’t be disappointed. The story fulfills both, with its dual pursuit of love and the truth, challenging Violet and her readers to take a leap of faith as she continues on a trajectory that could affect her ultimate happiness.

“As she struggles over holding a grudge, letting go of the past, and acknowledging fault in her present courses of action, Violet’s dilemmas reach out to embrace readers who may have faced their own conflicts between truth and its impact on reality.

“The result is an involving story that captures the times through one woman’s ability to forge a happier future for herself. Readers of women’s fiction who like stories set in the past and sparkling with vigor, surprises, and love will find plenty to appreciate as Violet pursues puzzles and revelations in Violet’s Vow. Donovan’s Literary Services

“Violet’s Vow is a sweet historical tale, and author Jenny Knipfer uses exquisite prose to share the language of flowers so significant to Violet and her work. Knipfer has created intriguing plots in previous books and this one is no exception. Although running her shop is a priority, Violet is also troubled and distracted by unanswered questions. Did someone cause her husband’s strange death? And who is the secret admirer leaving beautiful love notes? Does he know how her heart aches for a deep, satisfying relationship? Readers are sure to enjoy this story filled with mystery, interesting twists . . . and mercy.” Dawn Kinzer, inspirational author of The Daughters of Riverton series

“Violet’s Vow is a sweet look back into the 1890s of loss, love, and life. I really enjoyed reading Violet’s Vow. Violet was such a sweet and loving lady that it was impossible not to feel like she was your new best friend and one that you wanted only good things for. Author Jenny Knipfer made the 1890s come alive; the characters all seem real and the plot so very believable. Violet’s Vow would be a perfect Hallmark Movie. It is a must-read for all romantics, Victorian-era historical fiction lovers, and anyone who just enjoys a good book!” Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite 

“Exquisite read! Violet’s Vow delighted me with a 19th century ambience, delicate floral accents and a sip of suspense.”

Ksenia Sien, author of Cruise to Osel

“Wonderful weekend read. Real life characters, go story-line and a bit of mystery!”

Patricia Wolf, author of I Am the Light series

READERS:

“So different and such a rewarding book for me to read! You will absolutely fall in love with the characters and the twists and turns of this amazing book by Jenny Knipfer!! I would give it 10 stars if I could!!” Lana H. B.

“The romance and mystery are arranged amidst the imagery and poetry of flowers. Not only was the storyline engaging and intriguing, the background of florals and a lovely flower shop was a delight to my mind’s eye! So much beauty was woven into this novella!” Kim J.

An intriguing story with a touch of mystery and romance you are sure to love!” Evelyn F.

“I enjoy how the story entwined beautifully within the acceptance, forgiveness, and a beautiful love story that got nourished as flowers are with God’s love and hope of a brighter tomorrow. Sprinkled with mystery and flowers you will enjoy it.

“Author Jenny Knipfer does amazing in creating these stories that speak with meaning. Highly recommend it. One of my many favorite lines….. ‘Violet counted her blessings like flower petals falling from heaven.’” Keren H. L.

“I loved this book, the slight mystery, the friendships, the flowers and the love that developed! Well written, this book kept me interested all the way through!” Farmgirl

“This was a well written story that moves along with some intrigue and some soul searching and a likable faith thread.” Paula S.

“This is a touching story filled with many twists and turns. You can picture the settings and get to know the characters. Well done Jenny. I highly recommend this.” Mary M.

“A very touching story with many twists and turns in it. It makes you want to keep turning the pages to find out what comes next.” Tammy L.

“The author has a way of describing the characters, their attire, as well as the flowers, so vividly. It kept me fascinated and curious up to the end and I would highly recommend this short novella for anyone that enjoys a delightful, Christian read.” Joyce W.

“This lovely Christian book is filled with information about flowers, their meanings and a sweet, mysterious love story.” Donna S. 

“As an older woman, I liked the fact that Violet was also a bit older and had some “baggage” that she had to deal with in her life before progressing in her relationship. Add in a bit on mystery and it’s a wonderful book.” Lori O.

“Violet’s Vow is a fascinating story. There’s a bit of mystery, too, because she starts receiving notes from a secret admirer. I found myself trying to figure out who it was, but I kept second guessing myself. I loved reading about the bond that Holly (from book 1 in this series) and Violet were creating.” Theresa S.

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