Today I am spotlighting the lovely Jennifer Rodewald’s novel, The Carpenter’s Daughter. I adore this novel, but I adore all things written by Ms. Rodewald. If you haven’t read this, Ms. Rodewald is offering an eBook copy (details below). Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and learn more!
About the Book
The Blurb: “One word can change a life…
Sarah Sharpe has grown up as a carpenter’s daughter, knowing only the rough and work-heavy world of her father’s blue-collar profession. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, she’s lived twenty-one years content to drive nails at her dad’s side. Following her father into the world of construction was a natural path, and she took it without a second thought. But a harsh comment about her “butch” appearance sends her on a search for identity.
Enter handsome and easygoing Jesse Chapman, the roofer she meets on her first foray into volunteer work for Homes For Hope. In every way, the quirky man is her opposite—confident, a people kind of guy, and most importantly, happy. His likable qualities continue to draw her in, and for some reason he keeps coming back to her. But they can’t be more than friends—he’s made that crystal clear. Except for a handful of times…and the confusion is driving her crazy.”
“Sarah’s quest for self-definition becomes more tangled than she ever imagined, and she discovers that the journey will take her deeper than clothes and makeup. Filling the void in her heart becomes an obsession she cannot escape. How far is she willing to go to discover who she really is?”
2017 IDA OKRWA First Place Winner, Inspy Category
“Engrossing and beautiful, this story delves into the heart of a woman, moulded by both her father’s pain and his practical talent… captivating and honest, one I was invested in from beginning to end.” -Relzreviews
“Every woman who has ever felt like she wasn’t pretty enough… or smart enough … or creative enough… or just enough needs needs NEEDS to read The Carpenter’s Daughter.” -Carrie Schmidt, Reading Is My SuperPower
“Hauntingly tragic yet filled with hope, The Carpenter’s Daughter weaves a tale of discovering identity, craving love, and finding both in unexpected places. The deep introspective characters, polished prose, well-drawn construction settings, and spiritual lessons contained herein make this a novel that will stick with the reader long after the final words are read.” – Christina Coryell, author of The Camdyn Series
About the Author
Jennifer Rodewald is passionate about the Word of God and the powerful vehicle of story. The draw to fiction has tugged hard on her heart since childhood, and when she began pursuing writing she set on stories that reveal the grace of God.
Jen lives and writes in a lovely speck of a town where she watches with amazement while her children grow up way too fast, gardens, and marvels at God’s mighty hand in everyday life. Four kids and her own personal superman make her home in southwestern Nebraska delightfully chaotic. She would love to hear from you!
Jennifer Rodewald is giving away an eBook copy for US & international readers of The Carpenter’s Daughter. Leave a comment by 11/15/17 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. I will use a random generator to pick a winner on 11/16/17 (be sure to come back and check if you won). To enter leave a blog comment.
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