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The End of the War – The Thorn Healer Giveaway

I am so excited for this weekend because it marks the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War 1 – a war of devastating casualties and a shift in warfare. Today I wanted to share a little about the third book in my Historical series, The Thorn Healer. This story is near to my heart for several reasons. But few of them are…


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It takes place in my Blue Ridge Mountains in the real mountain town of Hot Springs, NC (only an hour up the road from where I live).

I love the history behind this story. It was so interesting to learn about the German Internment camps in the U.S. during WW1.

I LOVE the hero. August Rheinhold is a beautiful example of Christ’s pursuing love.

About the Book

Jessica Ross’ scars run much deeper than the wounds of a world at war. Determined to escape the ghosts of her past and the German influence on her nightmares, she returns home to the sleepy Appalachian town of Hot Springs, NC, only to find the renowned Mountain Park Hotel has been converted into a ‘prison’ for displaced Germans and, much to Jessica’s dismay, her grandparents have befriended one of them. 

TTH Quote.jpgAugust Reinhold has not only found kinship with Jessica’s grandparents, but as they share their granddaughter’s letters from the Front, he discovers a surprising bond drawing him toward the independent and beautiful woman. Displaced by a war and a painful history, he finds Hot Springs and the intriguing, Jessica Ross, a tempting place to start over. Determined to scale the heights of her bitterness and show her the power of love, August faces more than just Jessica’s resistance, but a more devious design to harm the civilian sailors housed in Hot Springs. 

Will August’s tender pursuit show Jessica the healing and hope she needs, or will bitterness force her into the hands of a ‘true’ enemy waiting to destroy much more than her heart?

If you read this book, what are some of yours?
If you haven’t read it, enter here to get a chance.


Giveaway open 11/10/18 – 11/16/18 11:59pm EST. Please enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Open Internationally. Winner’s choice of print or eBook valid for USA mailing addresses only. International winner will receive an eBook copy. Void where prohibited.

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And don’t forget to enter this Multi-Author Giveaway!

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28 thoughts on “The End of the War – The Thorn Healer Giveaway”

  1. I absolutely LOVE the Appalachian mountains. I’ve never been but it’s on my “bucket list”. Thank you for the chance to travel there by book😃


    1. Barbie, it was so interesting to research. I didn’t even know about them until I discovered the story by accident. If you don’t win, this book in on kindle now for only .99


    1. Thanks so much, Perrianne!! This book was soooo interesting to research. I never even knew there were internment camps during WW1 in the U.S.! If you don’t win, the book is only .99 on kindle right now 🙂


    1. I hope you’ll get the chance! This one is easily read as a stand-alone and was SO much fun to research. If you don’t win, it’s only .99 right now on kindle 🙂


    1. It was so interesting to do the research for this book!! If you don’t win, Darlene, you can get it on kindle for only .99 🙂


    1. Paula, it was such a fun one to write! So funny! I can’t wait to see what you think of book 2 🙂 The Thorn Healer was incredibly interesting to research. If you don’t win, it’s only .99 on kindle right now!!!


  2. A ‘prison’ for displaced Germans… how interesting! I’ve often thought this series might make a good Christmas gift for my Aunt, thanks for the reminder!


  3. I used to live near the Appalachians, and I miss their beauty! I’m excited to read a story that’s set in such a beautiful place and during such an important time in our history! Thank you for the giveaway!


  4. I’ve been focused on reading books about WWII, so I really need to learn more about WWI. Your plot sounds intriguing, and I’d love to read The Thorn Healer. Thanks for offering to give a copy away to a reader.


  5. This sounds like a great series that I am going to have to investigate. I love this area of the country, and want to thank you for the giveaway.


  6. My husband’s grandfather was a member of the Rainbow Division (42nd) and fought in France during WWI. I’d enjoy reading your book! Thanks!


  7. I want to read this one, it sounds so good! I went to get that .99 deal yesterday at Amazon but wasn’t showing that price yesterday or today. Will keep watching for it 🙂

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  8. I absolutely love this book!! Totally fell in love with characters in this read. The PB version is still on my wish list.


  9. I’ve read most of your contemporary books but haven’t yet read your historicals. Thanks for the chance to win The Thorn Healer. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it just as much as the other books I’ve read.


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