Blog Tour + Giveaway! — In A Grove of Maples

16 Aug

In a Grove of Maples JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour for In a Grove of Maples by Jenny Knipfer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


In a Grove of MaplesTitle: In a Grove of Maples
Series: Sheltering Trees #1
Author: Jenny Knipfer
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: July 1, 2021
Genre: Christian, Historical Fiction

In 1897 newly married Beryl and Edward Massart travel more than one thousand miles from Quebec to farm a plot of land in Wisconsin that they bought sight-unseen. An almost magical grove of maples on their property inspires them to dream of a real home built within the grove, not the tiny log cabin they’ve come to live in.

Misunderstandings and tempers get the better of them when difficulties and troubles arise. Just months after they wed, Edward leaves pregnant Beryl in the midst of the coming winter to tend the farm and animals while he goes to be a teamster at a northern Wisconsin logging camp.

Will Beryl and Edward walk into the future together to build their house of dreams in the grove of maples, or will their plans topple like a house of sticks when the winds of misunderstanding and disaster strike?

Readers of Christian historical fiction, Historical fiction, Women’s fiction, and Christian historical romance will be endeared to this slice of late 19th-century farm life.

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November 5th, 1897 Maple Grove, Wisconsin 

Dear Diary,
I don’t know what I expected, but it wasn’t this. This broken wing. This storm between us. All the unmade memories I held dear before I put on my dress of white wound me. I grieve for a wish which hasn’t come to pass—a wish for happiness. My disillusioned, childhood fantasy has taken flight like a dandelion seed blown off course. Happiness has not come to germinate inside of me. I’m not even sure how to define that most elusive of desires. I simply know—I do not possess it. 

Is there a way through the tornado of our differences, or will the cold and the heat in us clash and destroy what we’ve built? Will we topple like a house of sticks or stand because we’ve chosen to construct our home, our hearts, together, from something more substantial? 

I don’t know. All I can do is try and pray that Edward is willing to do the same. 



Jenny Knipfer

Jenny Knipfer lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Ken, and their pet Yorkie, Ruby. She is also a mom and loves being a grandma. She enjoys many creative pursuits but finds writing the most fulfilling.

Spending many years as a librarian in a local public library, Jenny recently switched to using her skills as a floral designer in a retail flower shop. She is now retired from work due to disability. Her education background stems from psychology, music, and cultural missions.

Jenny’s favorite place to relax is by the western shore of Lake Superior, where her novel series, By The Light of the Moon, is set.

She deems a cup of tea and a good book an essential part of every day. When not writing, Jenny can be found reading, tending to her many houseplants, or piecing quilt blocks at her sewing machine.

Her new historical fiction, four-part series entitled, Sheltering Trees, is set in the area Jenny grew up in, where she currently lives, and places along Minnesota’s Northern Shore, where she loves to visit. She is currently writing a four-part novella series entitled: Botanical Seasons.

CONNECT WITH JENNY: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

In a Grove of Maples JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight August 16, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 23, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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12 Responses to “Blog Tour + Giveaway! — In A Grove of Maples”

  1. susiesellnergmailcom August 16, 2021 at 7:13 am #

    I’m fascinated to know how pregnant Beryl fares tending the farm all by herself in winter.

  2. Jenny Knipfer August 16, 2021 at 11:04 am #

    Thank you so much for posting about In a Grove of Maples!

  3. Rita Wray August 16, 2021 at 11:21 am #

    Sounds like a good book.

  4. Shelly Peterson August 16, 2021 at 11:24 am #

    Sounds really good

  5. broccoli45 August 16, 2021 at 4:18 pm #

    My kind of book.

  6. Christi Flores August 16, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

    Such a wonderful story!

  7. BookwormMama14 August 16, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing! – JustRead Tours

  8. Cindy Davis August 16, 2021 at 5:59 pm #

    I have not heard of this book, sounds interesting Thanks for sharing.

  9. megan allen August 16, 2021 at 6:23 pm #

    I really love this cover! Thank you for the book rec!

  10. Beatrice LaRocca August 17, 2021 at 11:27 am #

    I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the book and author details

  11. carylkane August 19, 2021 at 9:02 pm #

    Gorgeous cover! Sounds like a fascinating read!


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