Lessons on Love Blog Tour

Hi, Linda! Thank you so much for having me on your blog! I am so excited to share my brand new novella with your readers. It is part of the Lessons on Love schoolteacher historical romance collection by Barbour which just released this week Oct 1.

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I had a lot of fun researching for my novella “Something Old, Something New” to recreate an early 19th century New York village along the Hudson River within a day’s travel to New York City. Westchester County is a large and wealthy county which earned that distinction early in its history. By 1840 the Erie Canal had been operational for several years, only increasing commerce up the Hudson to the waterway that would link east to west. The land was rich in timber and natural resources. Its natural sylvan beauty inspired an art movement—the Hudson River School of Art, and the American literary classics of novelist Washington Irving.

Into this setting, I dropped a culture of Old Dutch Reform catechism, and a thriving community of Jewish scholars, artisans, and professionals. These diverse backgrounds provide chemistry aplenty between the hero and heroine. Joshua Blake is the nephew of the town mayor, and though he comes from the traditions of the hardworking and practical Dutch, he brings the influence of New York revivalist Charles Finney, his mentor. Joshua represents the new, bringing fresh thought, fresh ambitions and fresh energy to a village set in its ways. Golda Jacobs represents something old, the traditions of her family, her scholarly upbringing, and the Torah.

The story opens up as Golda mourns the loss of her father, the beloved community schoolmaster, on a prescribed day of mourning which happens to coincide with a high Jewish Holy Day, Yom Kippur. Prior to this, the Jewish calendar begins the New Year on Rosh Hashana and the time between the two is known as the Ten Days of Awe, a time of introspection and self-evaluation in preparation for The Day of Atonement. It is ten days wherein a believer can repent and change their destiny for the new year, but on Yom Kippur, the books are closed and one’s fate is sealed.

It is on this fateful day that Golda meets Joshua, and their course is set—their academic course, as well as their destiny. The mayor wants his nephew to teach, but Golda isn’t ready to relinquish her father’s desk and curriculum. Sparks will fly, igniting a fire that will reach the whole community. Can love, cooperation, and common ground allow new and old to coincide and even thrive?

Lessons on Love

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Four schoolteachers find more than they bargained for in their contracts. Class is in session on the four R’s: reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic, and romance!

Something Old, Something New  by Kathleen L. Maher
New York, 1840
Her father’s sudden death makes Gilda Jacobs the new schoolmaster, but to teach Christian curriculum she partners with fire-and-brimstone revivalist Joshua Blake, who learns a lesson in love.

Love in Any Language  by Susanne Dietze
Kansas, 1870
Mary Clarence teaches English to the children of Swedish immigrants, but when her favorite students’ widowed father, Kristofer Nilsson, is accused of robbery, she’s determined to clear his name.

In Desperate Straits  by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Mackinac Island, Michigan, 1894
Desperate for work, Margaret Hadley dresses as a young man to secure a dray driver’s position. When soldiers at the fort threaten her, Mackinac Island’s newest teacher, Jesse Huntington, intervenes.

A Song in the Night  by Rita Gerlach
Virginia, 1904
Karin Wiles longs to share the uplifting power of music with children. But when she seeks to improve a poorly run school and include orphans, Nathaniel Archer delivers harsh words of opposition from the school board.

Contest: I am offering a signed print copy of Lessons on Love to one lucky commenter. To enter, answer this question. Do you believe in divine appointments in life, days or seasons that shape your destiny? Have you experienced one?

For extra entries, share this post on your social media: FB, Twitter, Pinterest, or (the cover of the book) on Instagram, etc. Be creative! The more shares, the more entries. ***US only***

( Please come back and leave comments as to where you shared on your socials )

Thank you for having me as your guest on this lovely blog, Linda.  I look forward to interacting with your readers!

 

Drumroll please… Random.org has helped me select the winner for a signed copy of lessons on love. And the winner is… Number five, Vivian Furbay! Congratulations Vivian. I will be contacting you for your snail mail address.

Thank you so much to everyone, especially to Linda for being such a lovely host. I have enjoyed reading all of your responses

There will be several more stops on the blog hop, including
Blog stop #2
Connie Carpenter’s blog
https://connieshistoryclassroom.blogspot.com/2019/10/book-review-and-giveaway-lessons-on.html?m=1
Blog stop #3 Lori Parrish’s blog
https://redheadedbooklady.blogspot.com/2019/10/about-book-lessons-on-l
And a Rafflecopter
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/aac1581d7/ove-4.html?m=1

This has been fun. Thanks, and hope to see y’all at the other entries

 


Welcome to Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly 40th Anniversary Takeover Tour + Giveaway!

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Celebrate 40 years of Love Comes Softlyby Janette Oke with this Takeover Tour and Giveaway with JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

love comes softly 40Title: Love Comes Softly
Series: Love Comes Softly #1
Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Historical/Frontier Romance
Release Date: August 6, 2019 (orig. 1979)

First published in 1979, Janette Oke’s beloved classic launched a new wave of inspirational fiction and inspired and captivated readers with its endearing story of loss and love. Adapted for television in 2003 by the Hallmark Channel, it went on to become one of their most watched films ever. Millions have laughed, wept, and rejoiced with Marty and Clark Davis, whose tragic circumstances threw them together, suddenly and unexpectedly, on the frontier prairies of the late 1800s.

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She ventured west with the man she loved, but in one day her whole world had crumbled around her…

Nineteen-year-old…

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Welcome to the Lady of a Thousand Treasures Takeover Tour & Giveaway!


Oh Lissa, Daddy’s Calling…

 

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Oh Lissa, Daddy’s Calling…

by Linda Marie Finn

Oh Lissa, can’t you see what is missing… Daddy’s calling out to you to find your way…
Oh Lissa, can’t you hear him…He is begging you to turn and walk away…

Turn away, take a stand… Peace and Contentment doesn’t come from worldly man…
Turn and run to the one who can… give you love like no other can…

Oh Lissa, can’t you can’t you see what’s missing…Daddy’s calling out to you to find your way…
Oh Lissa, can’t you hear him… He is begging you to turn and walk away…

If you stay, they will run you down… Happiness will not be found…
Turn and run…To the one who can… Help you like no other can… Today…

Oh Lissa, can’t you see whats missing… Daddy’s calling out to you to find your way…
Oh, Lissa can’t you hear him… He is begging you to turn and walk away…

So many there to help you, yet they seem to be lacking too…
They lack a real affection and love to follow through…
They are leaving you there to flounder… in satans deceptive web…

Leaving you to wish that you were dead…

Oh Lissa, can’t you see whats missing… Daddy’s calling out to you to find your way…
Oh Lissa, can’t you hear him… He is begging you to turn and walk away…

Come Back Home… To the One Who Cares… Let Him Do What No One Can… Guide you with His Loving Hand…Today! 

 

            For my sweet friend Melissa…


Lazy Days of Summer $250 Giveaway !

Lazy Days of Summer $250 Giveaway

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Resurrection Cookies

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Snickerdoodles
½ cup shortening
½ cup real!butter
2 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
2 ¾ cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. sugar
1. Mix shortening, eggs, and sugar together. Set aside.
2. Mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together. Then mix with the
creamed sugar mixture.
3. Chill dough for at least 1 hour in refrigerator.
4. After chilled, roll dough into balls. Coat, by rolling into cinnamon and sugar
mixture.
5. Bake at 400 degrees until lightly browned and still soft (approximately 8
minutes).

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Carole P. Roman books and collections review

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Since the children and I have been studying History, we were very excited to be chosen to review three of Carole P. Roman‘s books! We were asked to chose three that we thought we would really enjoy, we chose these books from Carole P. Roman books and collectionsIf You Were Me and Lived in Colonial AmericaIf You Were Me and Lived in The American West, and If You Were Me and Lived in Elizabethan England .

Our Review

We hope you enjoy our little video we made to share the books we read !

These are not just some small reading books for little ones. These are books filled with a whole lot of information on each time period.  They could be read to younger children ages 4 to 8 , but they make excellent books for  advanced readers ages 9 to 15 year old.

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In If you were me and lived in Colonial America, you will learn about Puritans and Separatists, their differences and why they wanted to come to the new land. Learning about this and how government was set up in Colonial America, helped the children to see that rules were meant to help us live more peaceable lives and ensure everyone’s safety and survival.  Reading about how their homes were built, what they ate and how they lived actually made the kids see that , they themselves have life really easy today.

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In If you were me and Lived in the American West , You will learn things like what kind of food you might eat on the Oregon Trail, the clothes you would wear in the American West, what your name  might have been in the 19th century, and what children did for fun once their many chores were done.  I think this gave the children a view into the time period from a child’s point of view.  For us that was important as they viewed History as mundane and reading this gave them more understanding and made them realize that History is anything but boring !

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In if you were me and Lived in Elizabethan England, We learned about the differences between living there today and living there over 400 years ago. What folks ate and the differences between that was eaten by the Rich and the Poor !  We also learned about what the differences in clothing were. Also what people did for work. The children got to see what it was like for others in another culture then our own. Yet it was a culture that some of our family heritage came from.

Each book gives a rich history as well as people who influenced that era and told about them. The illustrations are very colorful and hold your attention as you look at each to see what is included in them. They are simple yet beautiful. Each book also includes a very nice sized glossary in them, one that could be used for Spelling and Vocabulary lessons if one wished to.  We personally loved Carole’s books and I feel as a homeschooling mom that they really enriched our studies by giving us more understanding of our heritage and the lives of others. They are a fun and exciting way to add value to your studying or just reading for fun ! I like the way Carole writes so that the content covered is presented in a easy way for children to understand the historical era being talked about in her books.  Although my teen girls thought Colonial America was a bit on the little kids picture wise, I still feel it portrayed the content desired being taught. My Ten year old son thought they were great and as you can see in the video he enjoyed reading them to me and hearing them read to him.  I hope you will consider giving these books we read and other books Carole has written a place in the lives of your children.

Carol P Roman Children's Book Author

About the Author

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

Her series includes:
Captain No Beard

Captain No Beard

If You Were Me and Lived in- Cultural

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If You Were Me and Lived in- Historical

IF you were me and lived in

Nursery series
Oh Susannah- Early Reader

Oh Susannah Books

Navigating Indieworld- with co-author Julie A. Gerber
Indieworld Marketing- with co-authors Angela Hausman and Julie A. Gerber

Couldn’t Resist I purchased this one !!!

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You can learn more about Carole on her Website and Goodreads

You can also connect with Carole on Social

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/CarolePRomanAwardWinningAuthorAndBooks

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/caroleproman

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/caroleproman

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6A9PDx7NdBgYUN1giUOp0A

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/caroleproman/

If you would like to hear what the Crew had to say about the other books read and reviewed, click below !

Carole P. Roman books and collections {Carole P. Roman Reviews}

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