Hello Historical Readers Today Is My Stop On The Harvest Moon By Jenny Knipfer
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Book Title: Harvest Moon
Series: By the Light of the Moon book #4 (although it is the fourth book, it works as a prequel for the first book, Ruby Moon)
Author: Jenny Knipfer
Publication Date: 23rd November, 2020
Publisher: Independently Published
Page Length: 291 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction / Christian Historical Fiction
In the wilds of 19th century Ontario, Maang-ikwe, a young Ojibwe woman, falls into a forbidden love, breaks her father’s honor, and surrenders her trust to someone who betrays it. The abuse she suffers divides her from her tribe and causes her to give up what she holds most dear.
Niin-mawin must come to grips with his culture being ripped away from him. Brought up in a “white man’s” school, he suffers through an enforced “civilized” education and separation from his family. When a man he respects reveals a secret about Niin-mawin’s past, he embarks on a search for the person he hopes can mend the part of his heart that’s always been missing.
Both Maang-ikwe and Niin-mawin wonder how a harvest of pain and sorrow will impact their lives. Will they find the blessings amongst the hardships, or will they allow the results of division and abuse to taint their hearts forever?
Fans of historical fiction, Native American fiction, Christian historical fiction, clean romance, and literary fiction will be moved by this deep, heartfelt novel.
Praise for Harvest Moon
“A moving and authentic work or historical fiction, while this series is a testament to Knipfer’s skilled and versatile storytelling.” Self-Publishing Review
“Knipfer does an outstanding job of cementing place, time, and culture against the backdrop of evolving relationships.” D. Donavon for Midwest Book Review
Please excuse any grammatical errors, or typos. I have done my best, but in reality I am just reader. and will leave the writing to all the incredible authors out there.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
Harvest Moon by Jenny Knipfer is the fourth book in the series but acts as a prequel to Ruby Moon.
An unforgettable historical fiction that is set in the late nineteenth century, north of Ontario. This book was heartbreaking and thought provoking, one that I found stayed with long after I closed the book.
The authors poetic narration is flawless as she delivers an memorable book with dual time frames along with two distinct POV voices. That of Maang-ikwe and her son Niin-mawin. The main focus is the coming of age section of on Maang-ikwe a young Ojibwe woman. The reader experiences incredible details of Maang-ikwe harsh trials and lstruggles. It’s a moving tale of it like for when she falls in love, and suffers complete betrayal. During a time in Canadian history
She finds grace and strength in her newfound Christian Faith.
Her son Niin-mawin, Is torn between two words that of his of native heritage and the rules and cultures of the white man.
Rich in beautiful atmospheric imagery, the scenes of the shores of Lake Superior come alive. A book that is realistic in its in-depiction of the harsh, and intimate scenes that the characters go through.
This is my first book from this author, and even though I knew nothing about her previous books in the series I was never lost. The vibrant dialogue, along with the Ojibwe native words was exceptional and added so much to this exceptional book.
Thanks for allowing me to be transported to another time and place.
Jenny 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.
Her By the Light of the Moon series earned five-star reviews from Readers’ Favorite, a book review and award contest company. Their praise: “Ruby Moon is entertaining, fast-paced, and features characters that are real. Blue Moon continues a well-written and highly engaging saga of family ties, betrayals, and heartaches. Silver Moon is a highly recommended read for fans of historical wartime fiction, powerful emotive drama, and excellent atmospheric writing. Harvest Moon is probably one of the best historical fiction novels I have ever read. I have come away deep in thought, feeling somewhat like I’ve had a mystical experience and one I will never forget.”
She holds membership in the: Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, Wisconsin Writers Association, Christian Indie Publishing Association, and Independent Book Publishers Association.
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 is currently writing a new historical fiction series entitled, Sheltering Trees. The first title in that series, In a Grove of Maples,—inspired by the lives of her grandparents in the late 1890’s—is slated for fall of 2021.
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