Love’s New Beginnings

I decided that I need to read more this year. Not only am I reading through classics that I have not yet read but I am also want to read books from authors who are new to me. I have noticed that I will often find an author that I enjoy then I will go on a reading binge, read everything that I can find from them, and then have a hard time getting into a book from a different author. I am constantly reading and re-reading books from authors that I know and enjoy.

The first book I picked up this year from a new-to-me author is Love’s New Beginnings by Penny Zeller. I don’t recall how I came across this author. I want to say it was probably one of those romance author sales. The ones where a lot of authors come together and offer books their books for 99 cents or free if you join their newsletter mailing list. I am reading more and more Christian fiction and I love historical books so it was an easy decision to grab a copy of this book. I loved it! It was so well written. I always hate writing reviews because I never know what to say but this book just felt right for me. It has a strong message of faith, it flowed smoothly (I have come across a lot of books lately that seem rushed or they will drag on and then hurry to the ending), and it was a nice vacation from the stress of life for me. I am looking forward to reading more from Penny Zeller. I have my eye on the rest of the series as Love’s New Beginnings is a prequel to the Wyoming Sunrise series. I will probably go ahead and purchase at least the next book in the series, Forgotten Memories, but I am going to hold off on reading it until I have read a few other new-to-me authors.

Where it all began…

Lydie Beauchamp recently moved with her aunts—sisters Myrtle and Fern—to the untamed Wyoming Territory. When a teaching position in nearby Willow Falls captures her attention, can she leave her aunts, one of whom just suffered a broken heart, and embark on this new adventure? Will she find the courage to persevere in the midst of challenges, one being a handsome challenge named Solomon Eliason?

Reverend Solomon Eliason has the goal of making a difference. Hired as the pastor of Willow Falls, he must convince the congregation that he is able to undertake the role of a reverend. When he’s nominated to be the adult in charge of the annual prank tradition at the school, he embraces the idea, thinking the new teacher will be a crotchety, elderly woman like his former teacher. What he doesn’t realize until it’s too late is that the teacher is far from crotchety and elderly.

When Lydie’s and Solomon’s paths cross in an unexpected way during the prank tradition at the Willow Falls school, can Solomon redeem himself in the eyes of the lovely new teacher?

Take a glimpse into where it all began with Lydie and Solomon’s story in this tender tale that reminds us that God can and does use willing hearts for His purposes.


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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4 Responses to Love’s New Beginnings

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    There are many classics I want to read, also.
    And, of course, my TBR pile keeps growing, growing, growing.
    Like you, I sometimes forget how I came across a particular author… and occasionally I don’t even recall ordering a title I find on my kindle.

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  2. I went on a ‘Classics Binge” several times in my life: late teens, late 20s, around 40. A couple of years ago when I discovered LibreVox and others that put them into audiobooks, I started listening to them.
    I also go on binges, but I know that I need to take breaks, which I am right now. I have also gotten many 99 cent or freebies Kindle books that hook me; (if I only had the $ fo follow-up!)

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    This sounds like an interesting premise. I enjoy reading historical romance, so maybe I’ll pick this up. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I love finding new authors, and at the same time I like the classics. You’ve set a nice challenge for yourself.

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