Monday, April 3, 2017

Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway: "Let Love Spring" by Jodie Wolfe, Sandy Faye Mauck, & Linda Shenton Matchett

About the Book

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Book: Let Love Spring
Author: Jodie Wolfe, Sandy Faye Mauck, & Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: March 30, 2017

An Angel for the Cowboy 

When the bank threatens foreclosure on Essie Love’s home, it’s up to her to provide for her sisters. She’ll do whatever it takes to save them, even if it means marrying a stranger.
Jud Steele is wanted for a crime he didn’t commit. Wounded and left for dead, he lands on Essie’s doorstep. While she nurses him back to health, he finds himself longing for a home and family.
Can two desperate people find a path that leads to what they both need?

Spring Recaptured

The seed that falls in the dead of winter sometimes becomes the seed of life that rises in spring.
 Late winter’s chill heats up quickly when Ren Klinghoffer sees the only girl he’s ever loved coming back into town after disappearing one dark night six years ago. The rumors of her being widowed and having a child appear to be true.
Andrea Vandermere Radcliff nervously returns to Springdale to stay with her aunt, afraid of only two things—keeping the secret that could harm her family and facing the beloved man she was stolen from.
Anger and unforgiveness plague the once betrothed couple. Will their broken hearts mend enough to bring them to the place of God’s peace and hope? Or will the sins of others permanently destroy the love that once bloomed in the spring of their lives?

A Love Not Forgotten

Allison White should be thrilled about her upcoming wedding. The problem? She’s still in love with her fiancé, Chaz, who was declared dead after being shot down over Germany in 1944. Can she put the past behind her and settle down to married life with the kindhearted man who loves her?
It’s been two years since Charles “Chaz” Powell was shot down over enemy territory. The war is officially over, but not for him. He has amnesia as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, and the only clue to his identity is a love letter with no return address. Will he ever regain his memories and discover who he is, or will he have to forge a new life with no connections to the past?

My Thoughts

I had previously read books by Jodie Wolfe and Linda Shenton Matchett. It was nice to read another story by them and the chance to get introduced to Sandy Faye Mauck.

"An Angel for the Cowboy" by Jodie Wolfe: I liked watching Essie and Judah's relationship grow. I thought the story flowed well and was well written. Essie had a nice growth/change of heart during the book and learned to rely on God instead of herself.

"Spring Recaptured" by Sandy Faye nstory didn't flow as well for me. I was frustrated with Andi that she didn't want to marry again. Why? She loved Ren, he loved her. So what if she had been married before. She was a widow now. It was a nice story, but truthfully, I was glad that this story was in the middle so that I had other stories I enjoyed more to "book end" it.

"A Love Not Forgotten" by Linda Shenton Matchett: It took me a little bit to realize that I had met Allison White in "Love's Harvest" (although in that book, she is referred to both as Mrs. White and Miss White and someone mentions that Allison's "husband is in the RAF"). I was anxious about whether Allison and Chaz would get back together. Chaz had a nice growth of character through the book. It was nice to see Rosa and Basil from "Love's Harvest" again and to have them have a bit of a secondary story in this book. 

About the Authors

Social Media 2015 (1)Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests and is a member of ACFW. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at

0035ASM_5299 (1)Sandy Faye Mauck writes character driven historical fiction with a romantic heart and a sprinkle of humor. God’s truth is woven throughout her stories bringing hope and new life. She and her writer husband live in their own happily ever after on the Pacific Coast that holds their hearts.

linda-e (2)Born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry, Linda Shenton Matchett has lived in historical places most of her life-from Edison, New Jersey (named for the famed light bulb inventor) and Washington, DC to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (reputed to be the oldest summer resort in America). A freelance writer for over ten years, her articles and devotionals have appeared in numerous print and online publications. She is a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and a Trustee for the Wolfeboro Public Library. She lives in NH with her husband, Wes and her fur-baby, Ben. Visit her at

Blog Stops

March 30: Lighthouse Academy
April 2: Back Porch Reads
April 5: A Greater Yes
April 7: Carpe Diem
April 11: Karen Sue Hadley


To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away:
A Grand prize of a Historical themed Gift bag valued at $50
1st – 5th places: An eBook copy of “Let Love Spring”
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!
"Let Love Spring" is available in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 1251 KB
  • Publisher: Celebrate Lit Publishing (April 5, 2017)
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XVZB38Y

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received. 


Jodie Wolfe said...

Hi Becky! I'm so glad you enjoyed the stories. Thank you for your sweet review.

Kay Garrett said...

Thank you for the review. It just makes me want to read the books all the more.

Anonymous said...

Mauck's story was so close to home for me! There but for the Grace of God...
Andi didn't want to marry again because she was an abused wife. Ignoring your bride, having her only be a trophy wife, that is a form of abuse. It's hard to trust again after that kind of pain, even if the man you want to trust is the former love of your life.

I really enjoyed this book!